jackie robinson: "i owe more to canadians than they'll ever know."

Let me set the scene.The year is 1946. The United States is deeply segregated. The birth of civil rights movement that would begin as African-American soldiers returned to home to Jim Crow, after fighting for democracy abroad, is still a good 10 years away.Newlyweds Jackie and Rachel Robinson leave their hometown of Pasadena, California, for Florida, where Jackie will become the first African-American to play organized, professional sports in the United States. When Rachel sees "whites only" sig...
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Panjab irrigation corruption continues unabated. A report from Devinder Pal.

Readers know that I’ve covered the Panjab irrigation scandal extensively on this blog.  E.g. see this. Please watch this report from Devinder Pal, a dedicated reporter from Panjab, from 10 minutes 50 seconds: I do differ from Devinder Pal in that India’s ultra-corruption in India is NOT related to a loss of character. Instead, the […]
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Gill Goes.... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track ... Schafer Shelter

Day 35Warren Shelter to Schafer Shelter22.1 km Two chickens walking on the footpathOne goes to cross the roadThe other one says Don't do it you will never hear the end of it
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Fuji Mountain In Snow

A view of snowing Fuji Mountain from a small village nearby
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Its Not a Puma

Actually it was not one but two Pumas. But I get ahead of myselfI started Thursday morning feeling better after a nights sleep but still not hopeful for the day ahead. We had breakfast and as I was grabbing something from my bag at the entranc
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Martin Luther King Jr. assassination

Americans, we’re much better with pop music than history. Which is why the line in U2’s “Pride” that goes, “Shot rings out in the Memphis sky,” is how a lot of people remember where Martin Luther King, Jr., leader of the American Civil Rights movement, was tragically gunned down in 1968. That’s because most of us don’t really care where it happened. To most Americans, Memphis conjures up images of the neon lights of Beale Street, smoky barbecue, and dirty blues. In the American collective con...
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Best European cities on a budget

With expensive flights (assuming you don’t want to be a sardine in a rickety budget carrier) and even more expensive cities, a big European vacation isn’t always cheap. There is, however, good news for those who feel they can’t afford to go short of hitting the lotto. Don’t let money keep you from an amazing European trip. The trick is to avoid major tourist cities like Paris or London, and instead visit places where your dollar will go much further. In these cities, you might even be able to...
Tags: Travel, London, France, Rome, Danube, Prague, Budapest, Hungary, Paris, Italy, Romania, Vatican City, Budget Travel, Rhine, Charles Bridge, Eastern Europe

Mongolia Travel

What I loved about Traveling to Mongolia Food Culture Religion Buddhism etc. all sum up Mongolia's Adventure. I'm going back there in October 26th2018I think this would be an interesting trip just because you can see that many people are Buddhis
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Once far away from the lands of home and once far away from the lands of Virginia oh travel brings lots of joy and happinessI was basically just making up that special poet quote about my travelsI took a nice World Nurse Assistant Journey throug
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The Panama Canal

The idea of the Panama dates back to 1513 when Vasco Nunez de Balboa first crossed the Isthmus the narrow land bridge between North and South America. A water passage between Atlantic and Pacific ocean. The European's recognized the potential for a canal
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Visiting Chile’s Route of the Parks

Patagonia awes all who visit — whether they’ve come for the famous Torres del Paine route or another wild trek, to stay at an estancia and ride horses or explore the region’s glacier-fed lakes. Now, Chile has taken the Patagonia experience to the next level with the opening of a new route of epic proportions. Officially named La Ruta de los Parques, the Route of the Parks blazes a trail through the pristine and remote landscapes of Chilean Patagonia that have never been accessible before. Whe...
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SUPing around Sicily narrative

Mentions of the Mediterranean Sea may bring to mind images of sunshine and calm waters, but in October 2018, when I was attempting to become the first person to circumnavigate Sicily by stand-up paddleboard, solo and unsupported, I had to battle through thunder and wind storms about twice a week. That said, come rain, wind, swell, thunder, or lightning, I always paddled — I had some motivation to take me through the rough days. Photo: Daniel Wynn My project was to SUP around Sicily, a dista...
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Maui has a North Shore too

Once you pass the Ritz Carlton in north Kapalua, the road becomes instantly rural. One of the first stops is the Honolua Bay Marine Preserve. Tour boats take paying customers here, but you can snorkel for free.  A short trail enters a jungle gardenscape. You should know: The beach is rocky, and a stream will muddy the waters after it rains. Roadside parking fills up early.  The point on Honolua's north tip is one of the better—maybe the best—surfing wave on Maui. Forsure, it's ...
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And Pingo Was Its Nameo

After a pleasant dinner we headed back to the yurt and dad quickly went off to sleep. I was less sleepy so decided to spend some time reading. By 1130pm I thought I would be fine to get to sleep and I did. Until about 2am when I was wide awake thanks to
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Who Carries a Credit Card, and Who Carries Credit Card Debt?

New Federal Reserve data combined with data from Equifax tells us something about average Americans’ use of credit cards. Continue reading Who Carries a Credit Card, and Who Carries Credit Card Debt?...
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$21 Million Awarded to Employee Because Hotel Fired Her For Not Working On Sundays

Marie Jean Pierre was awarded $21 million in punitive damages by a federal jury against the Conrad Miami hotel property — at which she worked as a dishwasher for greater than ten years — because she was fired by her boss for refusing to work on Sundays due to religious reasons. When she was hired in 2006, she had informed her employer that... The post $21 Million Awarded to Employee Because Hotel Fired Her For Not Working On Sundays appeared first on The Gate.
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The Ultimate Paris Itinerary: 3 Days in Paris

Many people don’t spend a lot of time in Paris. Accommodation can be expensive, eating out is expensive and people only have a set amount of time before they would like to move on to see the rest of France. While it would take years to really experience everything that Paris has to offer, you can see many of its sites in three days. It will be a busy three days and you will need a vacation after running around the streets of Paris, but it can be done. Read the original post The Ultimate Paris I...
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Massive great white shark in Hawaii

Divers in Hawaii found themselves in a very mellow, real-life version of The Meg this week. While monitoring a rotting sperm whale carcass off the shore of Oahu, the divers encountered a huge great white shark that had come for a bite and to relieve an itch, apparently. Ocean Ramsey, a shark and marine biologist, as well as the diver who came face-to-face with the 20-foot-long, eight-foot-wide, possibly pregnant female shark, said, “She was just this beautiful gentle giant wanting to use our ...
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Local restaurants improving airports

For decades, airport food choices were dismal. Your options basically came down to greasy chains or peanuts on the plane. That stayed true even as people in the US started to care more about where they ate and where their food came from in the mid-1990s. But now airports are starting to catch up. Flight hubs across the country are bringing in local restaurants to give travelers a taste of the city without leaving the airport — and not just in fancy airport lounges. Today’s travelers can get l...
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How to rent a car on Facebook abroad

If you want a superb tourist experience in any foreign country — whether in Norway or Nicaragua — it’s best to rely on locals. Local business owners mostly sell to their neighbors, making them accountable and more inclined to offer reliable products. Local restaurants sell tastier food than imported chains, and local boutiques sell more unique merchandise than big chain outlets. Locals even rent better cars for cheaper prices — but the car-renting locals are not as easy to find. Here’s how to...
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France, Paris

18h30 Edouard Philippe à Matignon pour parler des garants du Grand Débat Copyright Jacques Witt / Sipa Press [Author: Jacques Witt]
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Chandrabhaga Fair Where the Goras are Honorary Horse Judges

We had heard there was supposed to be animal judging on the first day of the fair but in true India style we could not get a solid answer as to when or where. So we spent the day wandering around and foolishly using Western logic as to when we might be a
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This Is How Much Each OPEC+ Member Needs To Cut |

This Is How Much Each OPEC+ Member Needs To Cut | published on Friday the long-awaited list of oil production quotas for each country in the OPEC+ deal, as it seeks to shore up market confidence that the cartel and allies will do whatever it takes to rebalance the market.OPEC and its non-OPEC partners led by Russia decided in early December to start a new round of cuts, aiming to lift the price of oil that had started to plummet in October on fears of building oversupply and un...
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Successful Global Entry Interview During the Government Shutdown

My daughter received conditional approval for Global Entry. Unlike precheck where small children can accompany parents, if the child - even a baby - doesn't have Global Entry then parents cannot use it when they land back in the U.S.. My wife and I wanted her to get Global Entry right away! Unfortunately her interview was scheduled for early January, and the morning it was scheduled we received a cancellation email because of the government shutdown. Continue reading Successful Global Entry Int...
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U.S. Could Soon Pump More Crude Than Saudis Can at Their Peak - Bloomberg

U.S. Could Soon Pump More Crude Than Saudis Can at Their Peak - Bloomberg:America’s journey to preeminence in the global oil trade is about to hit another milestone.Propelled by the shale-oil boom, the U.S. is already producing more crude than either Russia or Saudi Arabia, who until recently vied for the top spot. By mid-year America will go one better.At the moment, Saudi Arabia could raise production all the way up to its maximum capacity of 12 million barrels a day, surpassing the 11.8 milli...
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Oil's Having the Best Start to a Year Since 2001 - Bloomberg

Oil's Having the Best Start to a Year Since 2001 - Bloomberg:Oil hasn’t started off this strong in 18 years.After closing out 2018 in free-fall amid fears of a global supply glut and economic slowdown, U.S. crude prices have rebounded more than 18 percent to start this year. That’s the biggest climb over the first 13 trading days since January 2001, according to New York Mercantile Exchange data compiled by Bloomberg.The swift climb higher has coincided with a steep drop in volatility. After rea...
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Spain Day 24

Since we're in this privileged position perched on top of a cliff with sea on three sides we're staying a second night.Which gave us a day to spend here.We'd noticed yesterday that the restaurant nearest us 100m does a 10 Menu of the Day so a
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Oil Prices Leap as China Is Said to Seek End of Trade Dispute - Bloomberg

Oil Prices Leap as China Is Said to Seek End of Trade Dispute - Bloomberg:Oil prices spiked to a six-week high after China was said to offer a ramp-up of imports from the U.S. to settle a trade dispute between the world’s biggest economies.Futures rose as much as 3.5 percent in New York on Friday after Bloomberg News reported China has proposed a six-year buying spree of American goods. The offer to boost purchases by $1 trillion eased concerns that the dispute will lead to a prolonged slump in ...
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Winter Storm Harper travel effects

The Northeast has escaped the winter weather for this long, but the region is long overdue for a storm. Winter Storm Harper is barrelling toward New England this weekend, and it’s projected to bring snow and ice from Friday to Monday. The storm has been progressing through the central states toward the Northeast, and it’s expected to hit the Plains, New England, Pennsylvania, and New York particularly hard. The Northeast will see most of the snowfall on late Saturday, with heavy snow also exp...
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