1. The amazing courage of young footballer Jake Daniels, only 17 years old
At just 17 years old, Blackpool striker Jake Daniels became the first active British footballer to publicly declare his homosexuality 30 years after a similar confession by Justin Fashanu. Daniels’s gesture was greeted with many words of support from British personalities և clubs և not only with gratitude:.
Daniels made his senior debut this month, but the youngster says he is ready to play a role model for others after deciding that “it’s the right time to be myself, to be free and confident” in his identity.
2. Spain has approved a plan to become the first European country to take menopause
Spain will be the first European country to offer monthly medical leave for women suffering from severe menstrual cramps. The event announced this week is part of a wider package on reproductive health. Menstruation is already a reality in several countries: Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, South Korea and Zambia.
3. Lehua Kamalu, the woman who sailed 4,800 kilometers without maps and equipment
Lehua Kamalu և and his crew of 10 sailed from Tahiti to Hawaii for 20 days և 4800 km without technology or maps, trying to revive the old Polynesian tradition of traveling by sea, using only the sun, the stars, the wind and the waves. . National Geographic tells the story.
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4. TIFF, on The Guardian’s map with the best European film festivals
TIFF – Cluj-Napoca International Film Festival is included in The Guardian’s list of Europe’s best summer film festivals. “The exhibitions take place in various shocking places, from castles, open-air museums to churches,” writes The Guardian. The same list includes the film festivals of Locarno, Venice, San Sebastian, but also Split (Croatia) or Annecy (France).
5. The New York Times is dedicated report: Efforts to restore bison forest in the southern Carpathians of Romania.
In the last nine years, more than 60 bison have been released from captivity in the southern Carpathians, a densely forested mountainous region in southern Romania that has the highest concentration of plant and animal species on the continent. The Southern Carpathians is one of nine “desert landscapes” coordinated by Rewilding Europe, a non-profit organization founded in 2011 by two Dutchmen, a Swede and a Scotsman. Since then, the concept has been very popular, inspiring similar organizations in the UK, Australia or Scotland. Wolves, bison, and bears are once again on the rise across the continent, enriching their biodiversity with carbon sequestration. Last year, the UN recognized “reforestation” as one of the proposed methods of restoring ecosystems.
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6. A historic decision in world football. a federation that will pay players equally
The American Football Federation has announced the signing of a historic agreement that will provide equal pay for men and women invited to the US national team. It is the first federation in the world that made that decision. The case is detailed by the New York Times.
7. Video games can actually make kids smarter
Many parents feel guilty when their children spend hours playing video games. Some even worry that it might make the little ones smarter. This is indeed a topic that scientists have been discussing for years.
A new study by researchers at the Karolinska Institute Վ Vries University in Amsterdam shows that video games can actually have a beneficial effect on children’s intellect. According to the researchers, who described their study in The Conversation, in 2 years, the IQ of those children increased by 2.5 points above the average of children of the same age.
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8. Comedy prescription courses
It is said that laughter is the best medicine. The British comedian proves the truth of this saying. Angie Belcher has developed a comedy course that doctors prescribe for people with trauma. The Bristol project went so well that it recently received government funding from the NHS to help London men at risk of suicide. The whole story is here.
9. The owner of a restaurant who received milk powder for hundreds of parents
The mother walked 45 minutes to reach Benji Arslanovsky Reserve. During his last dose, someone else was terrified of catching him in time. An 80-year-old grandfather who was helping his daughter, who was stuck at work, drove an hour to meet the man who could get what so many American parents were desperately looking for in vain. Milk powder for newborns.
Seeing that parents were desperate to find baby formula, Benji Arslanowski, owner of the Dallas-Fort Worth restaurant, took advantage of his relationship with suppliers and initially ordered 56 large boxes to sell. But then he changed his mind and donated them, helping hundreds of desperate parents. In a story written by the Washington Post, the man says he wanted to reward the generosity of the community that supported his restaurant during the epidemic.
10. The Romanian reached the final of the Women’s World Boxing Championship
Lakramiora Periok won a ticket to the 54 kg final of the Women’s World Boxing Championship in Istanbul. The athlete, who became the European champion in 2019, left out the current world champion Huang Xiao-Wen (Taipei), the Irish Faye Niam Chloe, the Dominican athlete Estefani Almansar de Leon in this final tournament.
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