Almost nobody thinks the USA can win the World Cup. And if they were eliminated tomorrow, our American team has already exceeded everybodies' expectations. But what if they did?
In the United States, eight out of every 1,000 children born die before age 5 every year. In Mali, that number is 16 times higher, according to UNICEF. Globally, 6.6 million children -- almost New York City's entire population -- die before they turn 5.
I invite you to see our oceans as a big sea of code with algorithms as its waves and realize that you can hack it.
So the World Cup is on and in North America the sports calendar is clear. The next three weeks will no doubt produce many great matches, wonderful play, and a few surprises, and the world will be enthralled by the action.
Since the last few days, exorcisms gone wrong have been the call of the day. Violent rituals have been reported from Fiji, Ghana, Morroco and elsewhere.
It's always a good time when one of these national soccer teams are playing. Watch the World Cup with these fantastic fans, ideally in their home country. From Brazil's wild, samba-dancing bunch to Germany's "fan mile," we track down the nations that take World Cup partying very seriously.
When John Brooks etched his name into American sports history Monday night with a game-winning header to beat Ghana 2-1, it proved once again why the World Cup matters so much. Because what didn't matter was the fact that the 21-year-old had virtually no international experience or that his coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, was criticized for even including him on the 30-man roster. And what mattered even less was that when Brooks made the final 23-man roster, it meant that Landon Donovan, the most decorated U.S. player ever, would not be going to Brazil.
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In the spirit of honoring mothers every day, not just on mother's day, I asked individuals from around the world to share with me, wisdoms from their mothers. Not surprisingly, they confirm how unrelenting and influential our mothers are globally.
What do we make of Ghana's friendly play with South Korea in Miami just before the World Cup? Is Ghana hoping to intimidate the United States by playing ball right in its backyard?
At Opportunity International, we recognize the remarkable power of women to change the world. That is why we work hard to remove barriers like a lack of access to the basic financial tools they need to be successful, including access to loans.
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