viernes, 7 de julio de 2017

Veganism and climate change

Veganism is both the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals, the person who has this type of diet is named vegan. There are many different opinions about veganism.

On the one hand, people defend veganism. They say that this type of diet is very good for our health since it is a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, they also say that natural fruits or vegetables don't have additives that could produce serious illness as cancer. I have read on the article that veganism can save the planet because it reduces the consumption of meat, then, factories that manufacture meat will reduce the gas emissions. Therefore, global warming and other problems with the environment will be improved.

On the other hand, there are people that are against that. One of the main reasons is that vegans can't get all vitamins and proteins necessary for their health without eating food of animal origin. Another problem about veganism is that there are parents who force their children to eat this type of diet and it can be bad for the health since they still aren't developed. 

In my opinion, each person should choose what type of diet he wants to eat without been obligated. All of us are responsible for what we eat and the consequences for our heath.

The two faces of life

Firstly, I'm going to write about terrorism, which is a current issue in all the world since almost every day there is an attack. Terrorism is the systematic use of terror for coercing societies or governments, used by a wide range of political organizations in promoting its objectives, both nationalist and non-nationalist political parties, right and left, as well as by corporations, religious, racist groups, colonialism, independence, revolutionary, and conservative governments in power.

Nowadays there are terrorist acts in famous cities to draw the world's attention and to scare people, such as this attack in London or the one that took place in Paris, where they killed twelve members of newspaper Charlie Hedbo. They usually act in places where there are many people to cause maximum damage. However, in Spain, we haven't had these attacks recently. I think terrorism should not exist because innocent people die.

Secondly, I'm going to write about the Champions League final in which my favourite football team won. At the beginning of the match, I was nervous when Juventus scored a goal and the match was tied. Fortunately, Real Madrid scored three more goals and I wasn't nervous at all. They are the first team in winning the Champions League twice in a row.

A foreigner in New York

sábado, 14 de enero de 2017

Not long ago when the magic was on court...

Showtime was a time in Los Angeles Lakers history when the National Basketball Association (NBA) team played an exciting run-and-gun style of basketball. Led by Magic Johnson's passing skills and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's scoring, the team relied on fast breaks and won five NBA championships. It was such an explosive style that it became a sports phenomenon which brought many Hollywood stars to the Lakers games. It was a spectacle never seen in basketball before.

Earvin Johnson (Magic Johnson) was born on 14th August, 1959. He was a basketball player and also a basketball coach. Magic Johnson studied at the university of Michigan, but in 1979 he left the university to play with Los Angeles Lakers. He won with Los Angeles Lakers five titles of the NBA. He helped the Lakers to become one of the most famous teams in the NBA. He was three times the Most Valuable Player of the NBA.

In 1993 he left the Lakers, because he was diagnosed with AIDS. One year later he won the golden medal with the USA basketball team in the Olympic Games of Barcelona. His last season was the 1993-1994, when he showed again his talent.

Our golden boy Calderón quits ÑBA

First of all, I'm going to write about José Manuel Calderón. Jose Manuel Calderón is one of the best players of basketball of Spain and the world. He was born on 28th September in Villa Nueva de la Serena, he is a real pride for the city and all the Autonomous Community of Extremadura. His main inspiration for basketball came from his father, who used to play basketball for his hometown's team. José Calderón used to enjoy seeing his father play, he accompanied him to his games.

At present he is a basketball player of LA Lakers and he has retired from the Spanish national team, where he won a lot of trophies. For instance, he won the 2006 FIBA World Championship, the silver metal in the 2008 Olympics and another silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. In 2011 he won a golden medal at the Eurobasket in Lituania. I've seen many games of Calderón in the Spanish national team and he plays so well, he is an incredible player! It is a pity that he is no longer going to play for the Spanish national team, although he only wants to concentrate in the LA Lakers.