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Early Bird: Trump gambles with lives. Scandals unfold in Denmark. We know the cast of the Young Rock sitcom

Linda Veselá
05.Oct 2020
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Dwayne Johnson v bílé košili a kalhotách

It's the last straw that breaks the camel's back... Some people simply never learn. Such as Donald Trump, who refuses to take coronavirus seriously, evn though he is suffering from the disease himself. In Denmark, on the contrary, they're not afraid to face their issues and resolve them. The American president should take inspiration from that!

Parking zones to be introduced in Strašnice today

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Starting today, parking zones apply in Prague's Strašnice. Just like in other Prague districts, the inhabitants have to pay 1,200 crowns a year for their first car and 7,000 crowns for the second one.

Paid parking should be extended to the whole of Prague 10. In the Vinohrady and Vršovice districts, parking zones have been in place since 24 August, and in Malešice they will be introduced on 2 November. The decision on their introduction was made in early March. The town hall claimed that the main reason was that Prague 10 was surrounded by districts where paking zones were already in place, wherefore drivers trying to park their car were flocking to Prague 10.

Infected Trump greeted supporters outside hospital, endangering the staff

When Donald Trump fell ill with coronavirus and was taken to hospital, many people thought that the American president might finally start taking the epidemic seriously. Well, that's never gonna happen!

He surprised his supporters in front of the hospital with an improvised motorcade: he was sitting in the back seat of a black SUV with a face mask. This happened only a few hours after his doctors published contradictory information about his health condition (some of which speak about powerful drugs that Trump had to start taking).

The US president quickly garnered criticism - after all, he had announced that he had a very infectious disease two days ago. With his stunt, he endangered his staff. James Phillips, a doctor at the hospital where Trump is being treated, also critisizes his gesture:

"Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary Presidential “drive-by” just now has to be quarantined for 14 days. They might get sick. They may die. For political theater. Commanded by Trump to put their lives at risk for theater. This is insanity."

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Sex scandals are escalating in Denmark

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Denmark is typically admired for its high standards of equality between men and women. But the country has recently shown itself in a different light: it is facing allegations of systematic sexual harassment.

The Danish parliament is said to have been a scene of misogynistic behavior for many years - supposedly, there have been multiple cases of rape and sexual intimidation of female trainees by male lawyers. At least that's what the list of allegations, signed by 322 current and former politicians and parliamentarians, claims.

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen asked external lawyers to investigate the allegations.

Switzerland has the highest minimum wage

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Voters in Geneva, Switzerland have voted for a minimum hourly wage for the canton, which is equivalent to $ 25 (aka 575 crowns). It is probably the highest minimum wage in the world.

According to government data, 58 percent of voters in the canton voted for the change. Despite the fact that Switzerland as such does not have an established minimum wage, Geneva is the fourth canton to have voted for one in recent years. And given how high it is, we're not surprised at all!

As of November 1, approximately 6 percent of workers in the canton will receive this wage.

Dwayne Johnson introduced the cast of his series

Earlier this year, Dwayne Johnson announced he was working on a new autobiographical series on NBC called Young Rock. Now the highest paid actor in Hollywood revealed the names of the actors who will portray him.

Three different actors were cast to portray Johnson in three phases of his life, from 10 to 20 years of age. The 10-year-old boy will be played by Adrian Groulx, the 15-year-old Bradley Constant and Uli Latukefu will play Johnson at the age of 18 to 20. Along with the release of the cast, Johnson announced that he would like to use the sitcom as a chance to honor the memory of his father, who died earlier this year. He decided to dedicate the pilot to him:

"My father was a true pioneer, breaking racial barriers all over our country in the 60's, 70's and 80's. In the middle of the first black Tag Team Championship (with Tony Atlas), my dad was a tough guy. I miss him."

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Dwayne Johnson v bílé košili a kalhotách
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And that's all from us for today! We wish you a beautiful start to the week. Don't let it be ruined by the current coronavirus measures. As the French writer Volataire said:

"Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable."

Prodej luxusní vily, Praha 4 - Kunratice
Prodej luxusní vily, Praha 4 - Kunratice, Praha 4

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