Unless the current situation on the Korean peninsula has detoriated it currently seeens as if the scheduled Winter Olympics of 2018 will take place, the likelihood of it actually taking place in the chosen host city Pyeongchang seems unclear.
The date it is supposed to last is 9th-25th February. Of course the Olympics Committee could choose to cancel the event, another option is to either give it to one of the other two last bidding countries; Annecy in France, Munich Germany or maybe even let them co-share.
The International Campaign for Abolishment of Nuclear weapons was awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.
Imagine a world without nuclear weapons, it’s hard isn’t it. Millions of lives are ultimately lost at the cost of nuclear weapons; because of nuclear weapons.
Is nuclear weapons really neccessary?
The first ever Nobel Prizes were given out in 1901 and the first Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen , while Emil von Behring was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine, Sally Prudhomme was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, while the first Nobel Prize was awarded to two candidates ; the International Commitee of the Red Cross and Frédéric Passy a well known pacifist.
The first Nobel Prize awarded to a woman was 1903’s Nobel Prize in Physics which was awarded to none other than Marie Curie.
The second Nobel Prize awarded to a woman was the 1905 Nobel Peace Prize that was awarded to Baroness Bertha von Suttner.
While the 1909’s Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to the female author Selma Lagerlöf, the first female author awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Miss Lagerlöf became the third female awarded a Nobel Prize.
The 1911’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry went to 1903’s allumni Marie Curie.
While it wasn’t until 1947 that a woman was awarded the first Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine; it was awarded to Gerty Theresa Cori.
While this year’s Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons; ICAN’s general secretary Beatrice Fihn accepted the Prize, while the Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow recieved a diploma and a medal.
The last time a Nobel Prize was awarded to a woman was 2015, when the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology went to Tu Youyou while the Nobel Prize in Literature went to Svetlana Alexievich, the last Nobel Peace Prize went to Malala Yousafzai, Ada E. Yonath was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2009’s controversial Economy Prize went to Elinor Ostrom, the last Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Ada E. Yonath, the 1963’s Nobel Prize in Physics went to Maria Goeppert-Mayer, 2008’s Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology was shares between Francoise Barré-Sinoussi, Elizabeth Blackburn, and Carol W. Grieder.