Mundial Brasil 2014: Colombia-Uruguay 1-0
Golazo de James Rodríguez!
The World Cup kicks off with the opening ceremony at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo.
Her name is Taylor Townsend. She’s from Chicago and is only 18 years old. She is a professional tennis player currently playing in the second round of the French Open, one of the four Grand Slams. Not only is tennis a white dominated sport, but it’s a sport that considers it’s average players to be petite and slim.”Last year, the United States Tennis Association wanted to keep her out of the tournament (the junior US Open) because it believed her physical conditioning was lacking, even though she was the top-ranked junior girl in the world. She entered the tournament anyway and reached the quarterfinals.” Taylor is proving them all wrong, and is on the road to win the second round of her first French Open!
On May 29,1939, at a time when many countries had adopted a “none is too many” policy in regards to Jewish immigration, Sténio Vincent, then president of Haiti, issued a special decree known as the “Décret-loi du 29 mai 1939, Octroyant la nationalité in absentia" (Legislative Decree of May 1939, Granting Citizenship in Absentia), conceding citizenship to Jewish refugees to Hait. While the impact of the decree was overall limited, many Jews were able to escape Europe, most notably Germany, and move to Haiti before relocating.
Though some Haitian historians remain puzzled about Vincent’s exact motives, the decree nevertheless represented a surprising gesture, especially considering Haiti’s historical disposition towards foreigners.
The Centre International de Documentation et d’Information Haïtienne, Caribéenne et Afro-canadienne (CIDIHCA) (located in Quebec, Canada) in collaboration with the City of Montreal, the Government of Canada and The Canada Council for the Arts celebrated little known facts about Haitian history and Jewish presence in Haiti in a 2014 exhibition entitled “L’un pour l’autre" (One for the other).
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