Three quick sport stories      Worldcup, Russia  The international football competition that took place in Russia ended as a success for the country.  Indeed, beside the final result of the national team, Moscow proved to able to organize the event efficently creating a party atmosphere and giving to tourists and supporters and to the many journalists and televisions present there an image of an open and free country.  The spread fears before the start of the world cup concerned the Russian social environment that would have hosted what in the end is a celebration and carnival more than a football competition. But the recurring police’s violences and statal political and social repressions, things that Russians witness periodically, didn’t occur.  Once over the world cup however things come back to normality since the end of Kremlin’s effort.  A probable outcome of the competition’s organization success could be the reinforced grip over citizens of the government and the strenghtening of Putin’s regime. On the other side however the last month of international and party atmosphere, freedom and opennes that Russian people lived during the worldcup could lead to increasing popular pressure to improve the society.      Herzogenaurach, Germany Herzogenaurach is a city not so far from Nurimberg in Germany, that still today is divided in two.  The Aurach, the river that flows inside the city, represents the physical division of Herzogenaurach but the most important is the “ideological one“, the rivalry between the two opposite banks. From one side of the river there are the Adidas industries, on the opposite the Puma ones.  The two giants of the sport clothing are established in the same city and the rivalry characterized  the citizens‘ life divinding the population between those who dressed up Adidas and those who chose Puma (decision that most of the times depended mainly on which of the two companies you worked for) and the contacts between the two “factions” were unusual and also discouraged. It could sound like a story of antagonism between families as the Montague’s and the Capulet’s, and that in the end the difference is that the division was inside the same familiy. Indeed, the “Dassler Schuhfabrik”, namely “Dassler Shoes industries” was the company founded in 1924 by two brothers, Adolf and Rudolf Dassler.  As the firm grew bigger, the two brothers – after several fights and arguments – decided to split it in two different companies, Adolf created the Adidas (whose name comes from the nickname of the founder “Adi” and the intial letters of the surname “Das”) and Rudolf founded the Puma. Read More →

The Italian Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, recently talked about the necessity of a census of the country’s Romani community. In his vision non Italian Romani would have to be expelled and, as he said “Unfortunately, you have to keep the Italian Romani people in Italy”. National and international reactions cameRead More →

Three quick news from around the world.   European Union- 28th of May The European Commission proposed a set of laws banning the single-use plastic products. The action is part of a broader plan to reduce the environmental impact of plastic and to safeguard the oceans. “Single-use plastics take fiveRead More →

One week to drop the Middle East in turmoil As the earthquake comes with progressive waves, Trump’s two decisions to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal and to move the US embassy from Israel to Jerusalem, further quaked the Middle East. The current US administration policies seem to reflect the president figure:Read More →

The Bajau adaptation for life at sea In the course of history, human beings have populated the most uncomfortable places on earth, adapting the environment to themselves and themselves to the environment. It occcured, sometimes, that the dwellers of extreme lands have established a deep and long-lasting relationship with theirRead More →

The bloody relationship between Americans and their arms starting from mass shooting The idea of uncertainty and powerlessness doesn’t cover such a great role in our society and collective imaginary. Their contraries usually do. And that’s a reason why after disaster and tragedies our minds go straight to find theRead More →

How ignoring the climate change is, and progressively will, upset life on Earth. An armed bomb, the issue The black swan has been through history, from Latins onwards, a metaphor for impossibility. Having none ever seen such animal, was commonly spread the idea that only white swans existed, until 1697Read More →