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Name: Corrine
Age: 20
Country: Canada

So uh, hi! I’m Corrine, I’m kind of a person of various interests and likes, I guess.

I’m an avid traveller and adventurer with a handful of countries scattered here and there that I’ve visited, and I definitely have more places to go. But I’m also a broke university student hoping to get into architecture school, so… Anyways, I absolutely LOVE learning about other cultures and people and religions. But if you’re wondering, no, I’m not religious, but that doesn’t stop me from learning about them, and I’ve got nothing against any of them either. As for my interests, I’m into like, so many things: photography, exploring, spontaneous adventuring, science of all kinds (seriously, I’ll read stuff on any of them, but I’m particularly fond of anything having to do with the universe and astronomy, etc), piano, drawing, anime, football/soccer, reading, video games (saving up for a new console), secretly kawaii culture (I’m a sucker for cute things but I don’t tell my friends), plants, and just learning in general. I love learning, about anything really. I’m a hella curious person.

Music interests (because for lots of people, that’s the make or break): anything but country honestly. Seriously though, I listen to classical, jazz, opera, house of all kinds, trap, R&B, Latino, rap, whatever. Currently in a huge chill house phase again though.

Looking for a pen pal who wants to communicate through classic snail mail, because I really want to make nice/cute letters, and would like to share doodles and drawings, post cards, and maybe later even snacks, items, trinkets…yeah!

Preferences: 18-24

ITALIANS IN GERMANY

There are 556,145 Italians citizens living in Germany and 830,000 people with Italian ancestry. This means Italians and those with Italian ancestry make up ~5% of those with migration background in Germany. Places with significant populations include Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, the Ruhrgebiet, Frankfurt/Main, Stuttgart, and Cologne. Italians in Germany are ethnic Italian migrants and their descendants, both those originating from Italy and those from Italian communities in Switzerland. Over time. most Italians came to Germany for work. Some arrived for personal relations, studies, or political reasons. Today, Italians in Germany form one of the largest Italian diasporas in the world and account for one of the largest immigrant groups in Germany.

Large numbers of Italians have resided in Germany since the early Middle Ages, particularly architects, craftsmen, and traders. During the late Middle Ages and early modern times many came to Germany for business as relations between the 2 countries prospered. The political borders were also somewhat intertwined under the German princes’ attempts to extend control over all the Holy Roman Empire, which extended from Northern Germany down to Southern Italy. During the Renaissance many Italian bankers, architects, and artists moved to Germany and successfully integrated in the German society. When the huge Italian emigration of the 19th century began, only a few Italians moved to the German Empire under Prussian rule. With Germany’s post-WW2 economic boom (Wirtschaftswunder), a large wave of Italians relocated to Germany. The 2 countries have been joint members of the European Coal & Steel Community/European Economic Community. Since the establishment of freedom of movement for workers between the 2 countries in 1961, more than 580,000 Italians migrated to Germany for work, mainly from southern and northeastern Italy. Italians in Germany today are actively involved in regional and federal politics. They’ve had a substantial influence on the development of Fine Arts, and Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Italians in Germany often run restaurants, cafes, and delis, work in retail and fashion, and art and media. Italian-run Assicurazioni Generali and Unicredit are some of Germany’s largest insurance and finance companies and employers. Notable people include: 

Alessandro Abruscia, football player - Mario Adorf, actor - Johannes Agnoli, late scientist - Marco Baldi, CEO of ALBA Berlin - Angelo Barletta, football player - Bernhard Bolzano, mathematician - Lujo Brentano, economist - Clemens Brentano, poet/novelist - Ferruccio Busoni, composer/pianist - Leo von Caprivi, general/statesman - Diego Contento, football player - Rudolf Caracciola, racing driver - Luigi Colani, industrial designer - Gianluca Gaudino, football player - Maurizio Gaudino, football player - Giuseppe Gemiti, football player - Daniel Caligiuri, football player - Marco Caligiuri, football player - Johann Maria Farina, perfumier - Giuseppe Gemiti, football player - Vincenzo Grifo, football player - Romano Guardini, Catholic priest - Bruno Labbadia, football player - Bruno Maderna, conductor/composer - Vincenzo Marchese, football player - Denis Moschitto, actor - Oliver Neuville, football player - Massimo Ornatelli, football player - Marcello Pirani, scientist - Franka Potente, actress - Nicola Sansone, football player - Elia Soriano, football player - Roberto Soriano, football player - Angelo Vaccaro, football player

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Africa’s Premier League: A film exploring a continent’s connection to English football 

It’s relationship that everyone has seen, and yet it has never truly been explored. Africa may be divided by old colonial borders, thousands of different languages, and major cultural, political and economic differences. But the continent is united every weekend around the spellbinding spectacle of English football.

There are millions and millions of supporters of Premier League clubs, and these numbers have faces and names and brilliant stories and personalities. 

With a film that will tell the story of Africa’s passion for the English Premier League through the eyes of the fans themselves, our friends at Africa is a Country want to show, in depth and detail, exactly how English football fits into the ordinary lives of African supporters.

In their words, “The everyday lives of Africa’s football fans are all different. Yet they share a long-distance love affair, with all the hopes, fears, joys and sadness that comes with it.

If it’s not Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame taking time out to tweet his views on his beloved Arsenal, then it’s the millions of ordinary Africans across the continent who are glued to TV sets in bars and bespoke viewing centres, from tiny villages to heaving mega-cities like Lagos or Kinshasa.”

Learn more and support the project on Kickstarter here.

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“If you don’t like talk like that you’re obviously not a good sports fan!! You’ve never experienced soccer culture!!”

My guy I’ve been watching sports for all the many years of my life, and in every single sport except for soccer, fans don’t have a problem with like… not actively wishing harm on players or at least not doing it publicly. Like sports culture is snippy and #edgy but it’s not being a downright ass to players who lay it out every day. If ur out there tweeting about how you wish players would break their legs or die or whatever it’s time to get a grip on reality lol

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25 Places to Play Before You Die by Turfmapp

The beautiful game connects our planet.

Overstated as it can sound, football is more than a game for many of us—it’s a common language, a vital escape, a way to turn strangers into friends, and the simplest, most reliable source of joy that we know.

These feelings associated with football know no culture. Wherever we go, no matter the corner of the map, we know there’s a game to be found and memories to be made with people who feel the exact same way about the sport as we do.

We long to make those connections, and our friends at Turfmapp created an app that makes it easier than ever to find nearby football matches to play in—a vital resource for lovers of the beautiful game, whether you’re in your home city or just visiting somewhere new for the weekend.

In keeping with the app’s goal of getting users to chart their favourite local playing spaces (called ‘Map Your Turf’), Turfmapp has compiled an amazing footy bucket list—a list of spots you need to play at, at some point in your life.

Turfmapp co-founder Trisikh Sanguanbun told us: ‘We grew up with our feet in different cultures, and soccer was always our way of connecting the world. It was the one thing that was a constant in our lives—more than merely a hobby or a passion but a universal language. That’s what Turfmapp is all about. We’re trying to connect the world with a ball and show that no matter where you go, there’s always a place to play and always a group to play with.’

Click here to check out Turfmapp’s heavenly list of dream pitches.

Then, download the app and ‘map’ your own local field of dreams.

anonymous asked:

When will B ditch the irresponsible playboy disguise and fully embrace suburban soccer dad culture instead.

I think the thing is Bruce thinks he needs to keep up with the playboy thing because that’s what the public expects of him and the only way to maintain his identity. But the thing is, he has slowly transformed into Gotham’s Dad and everyone knows it except Bruce. He’s out their trying to be suave and flirty and really all the people are smiling indulgently at him. Like when your dad gets drunk at a party and takes his shirt off to sing karaoke cause he still thinks he’s young and relevant.

Like “Ok, Brucie, you can stop acting like a fool and just tell me about the time your youngest kid fell asleep in the tiger cage. We know that’s what you really want to talk about.”