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Roller Derby Teams Invade Belgium for 2nd Annual Skates of Glory Competition

The first inline roller skate was created by Belgian inventor John Joseph Merlin in 1760 and patented by M. Petibled of Paris in 1819; 50 years later James Plimpton of Medford, Massachusetts re-arranged the placement of wheels to create a skate with more flexible movement called the “quad.” The history [...]

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New Electronic Journal USA: Destination America

Welcome to EJ|USA: Destination America, the inaugural issue of IIP’s reinvented monthly flagship publication. Download this issue (11.1 MB | .pdf) Contents of this issue: Editor’s Note See What’s New!
Managing Editor Elizabeth Kelleher introduces the new EJ|USA. All About English All About English: Words of Note from This Issue ©Merriam-Webster Learner’s [...]

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Super Bowl Sunday: An Unofficial Holiday for Millions

Each year, on a Sunday at the end of January or beginning of February, tens of mil­lions of Americans declare their own unofficial holiday. Gathered in groups large and small, nearly half of all U.S. households participate vicariously in a televised spectacle that has far outgrown its origins as a [...]

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American Football in Belgium

American Football in Belgium

What’s American Football in Belgium:

There are two leagues in Belgium, one in each language part of the country. We have the FFL (Flemish Football League) and the LFFAB (Ligue Francophone de Football Américain de Belgique). There is a total of 15 teams in Belgium and the 3 top ranking teams [...]

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The Future of “America’s Pastime in Belgium

The Future of “America’s Pastime in Belgium

“Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.”  —Jacques Barzun Through this often quoted excerpt from his book God’s Country and Mine: A Declaration of Love Spiced with a Few Harsh Words, Jacques Barzun offers insight on the significance of baseball in American society. [...]

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