IN A NUTSHELL 26/2018
SHOULD POLISH FOOTBALL PLAYERS GET PAID FOR WORLD CUP?
Much to everybody’s disappointment Polish national team achieved very little during this edition of World Cup. After the opening match lost 2:1 to Senegal the team played even worse with Columbia and lost its chances to go to the next round. Many decisions need to be made after the tournament. The first one will concern the contract with tAdam Nawałka — should he still be the coach? Some players mention they may finish their career in the national team. Financial aspects are also discussed: should the players get paid for such a result? Should not getting money be a financial consequence? Similar decisions will have to be made by the German team who lost their last chance match with South Korea and is going home after group phase for the first time in 80 years.
FOR&AGAINST: Memebers of Polish National Team should not get paid for this World Cup.
A GALLERY IN PARIS WELCOMED NAKED GUESTS
Given the fact that there are about 2.6 million naturists in France an event which took place on May 5, 2018 in one of contemporary art galleries in Paris could be treated as a response to the demand of the market. On this day Palais de Tokyo organized an event within which it invited art lovers to see its art collection in rather informal clothing, that is to say naked. To avoid shock of other visitors, naturists came to the galery before its official opening and undressed in cloakrooms. Staff which guided the unusual group were wearing clothes. Participants of the event admitted they felt embarrassed in the beginning but added being naked helped them to experience the art in a different way. France has many offers for their naturists, among others a special nude zone in one of the city’s parks.
FOR&AGAINST: Nudists are not a social group whose interests should be considered by public institutions.
A MAN WHO COULD NOT SWIM DIED WHILE RESCUING A DROWNING BOY
An act of real courage and sacrifice took place on June 23, 2018 in Sequoia National Park in California. A 22-year-old Victor Mozqueda was on a walk in the park together with his family. While they were waling down the river along a slippery path they saw a boy fall in the water. There were many witnesses but Victor was the first one to jump in and try to rescue the 5-year-old even though he could not swim. Soon after the boy’s parents, a fisherman and a marine were in the water, too. Unfortunately, the current was very strong and Victor went under water just after passing the boy to his parents. The boy was taken to the hospital and is now recovering. Mozqueda’s body was found after two hours of searching. His family say he had always done things for others.
FOR&AGAINST: I would never sacrifice my own life to rescue somebody else’s life.
13% OF AMERICANS GET ENOUGH EXERCISE
It comes as no surprise that in order to stay healthy one need to do some sport. How much exactly? American Department of Health and Human Sciences recommends that people between 18 and 64 should spend at least 150 minutes a week on moderate physical activity or 75 minutes on intensive training. Apart from that everybody should do muscle-strenghtening activities at least two times a week. Comparing recommendations with reality reveals that about 23% of Americans do enough to keep their bodies in good shape. Paradoxically this could be good news because the department hoped 20% would meet the guidelines by 2020 – the result has already been achieved.
FOR&AGAINST: People who do manual jobs do not have to do any sport.