Dany Gilbert Kiti "Touki Toussaint". Born June 20, 1996) Touki Toussaint is a Haitian-American professional baseball pitcher for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). Toussaint was born in Pembroke Pines, Florida, to Dany Toussaint and Kahaso Kiti. He is of Haitian and Kenyan descent.
Haitian-American baseball pitcher Touki Toussaint had a solid year, at least this was the statement from his manager. Many Baseball expert who have been following him think that he has improved tremendously in his game performance.
Touki Toussaint is to be pitching for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB) on Monday afternoon in game one of a doubleheader against the Marlins.
In 2015, there were about 676,000 Haitian immigrants in the United States. It was a significant rise from the 2010 figure of 587,000. Haitians account for nearly 2% of the U.S. foreign-born population. Out of the total 3.7 million immigrants in the U.S, 8.8% of the immigrant population are black. They come from a diverse group of countries, primarily in the Caribbean, Latin America-- 48% of them come from the Caribbean, 43% of African countries, and 3.6% from South America. Recent statistics show that the largest individual home countries of black immigrants in the United States today are Jamaica (693,000), Haiti (668,223), Nigeria (306,874), Ethiopia (244,924), and Trinidad and Tobago (242,661). In 2015, there were 619,000 unauthorized black immigrants living in the U.S. As per Centre for American Progress Report, about 29% of the black immigrants aged 25 and older hold a bachelor's or advanced degree, similar to the rate for all immigrants (30%) and overall U.S. population. Black immigrants from Africa are more likely than Americans overall to have a college degree or higher.
It is important to note that there were no numbers of Haitian immigrants before 1932 because then Haitians were the classified as Caribbean immigrants. Haitians started immigrating to the United States in the early 1800s, but did not receive much attention until the 1950s and early 1960s when Haitian immigration to the U.S. began to increase visibly. While just 5,000 Haitians lived in the United States in 1960, beginning in December 1972, a stream of Haitian "boat people" fled the brutal Duvalier dictatorship in Haiti for the United States. In May 1981, U.S. immigration officials began detaining all undocumented Haitians without the possibility of bond.
During 1950s and 1960s, the migrated Haitians were professional and highly-skilled workers, the Haitian educational and economic elite that were exiled by Duvalier. In the mid 1970s, Haitian immigrants were lower-middle class (known as boat people). Like many Latino groups of immigrants, Haitian immigrants initially intended to return to their homeland, but cannot because of unstable political and poor economic reasons.
Moscow, 3 days before the kick-off of the World Cup Football Russia 2018 (June 14 to July 15), the former glory of Haitian football Philippe Vorbe entered the world football hall of fame on June 11, 2018, in Moscow (Russia), at the congress of the Confederation of North America, Central and Caribbean Football (Concacaf).
Recently, on July 26, 2018, at a grand gala at the Hotel El Rancho, Régine Lamur, the resigning Minister of Youth and Sports paid a special tribute to the Dean of the Haitian Football Clubs, the "Violette Athletic Club". During the occasion, he honored the former captain of the national team, the legendary Philippe Vorbe. In an atmosphere full of emotions, many important personalities like former players, coaches, club leaders and those who have rubbed shoulders with this extraordinary former captain and footballer were present.
Philippe Vorbe (born September 14, 1947) played for the Haiti national football team in the 1974 FIFA World Cup in Germany. He provided Emmanuel Sanon the pass that resulted in the famous goal that put an end to Italian goalkeeper Dino Zoff's no-goal streak. In February 1974, Hugh McIlvanney in 'Observer' described Vorbe as a "tall, handsome white man of French extraction" and a "graceful midfield player" with "impressive skills".
On June 11, 2018, at the congress of the Confederation of North America, Central and Caribbean Football (CONCACAF) during the World Cup tournament in Russia, Philippe Vorbe entered the World Football Hall of Fame. It is one of the greatest tributes to a football personality, a great first for any Haitian footballer.
Minister Lamur introduced Philippe Vorbe as a model of success; he is a role model for aspiring Haitians-- Vorbe dedicated own career without any restraint for his passion, his dreams and everything for his love for country. On the plaque of honor awarded to Vorbe, there is an inscription: "President from the CONCACAF Victor Montagiliani, CONCACAF to Mr. Philippe Vorbe in recognition of your commitment and your exceptional dedication to the growth of football in the CONCACAF region ". Victor Montagiliani also assured of a rejuvenation of the club, the 'Violette', who had just celebrated his 100th birthday on May 15th.
Constantin Henriquez de Zubiera arrived in France in 1893 on the steamship La Bretagne, from Port-de-Paix. In October 28, 1900, he became the first African-Caribbean Olympic champion for France
Constantin Henriquez de Zubiera was a Haitian-born French rugby union footballer. His name is worth remembering for many reasons. He was not only the first black athlete to compete at the Olympics, Henriquez was the first black athlete and the first African-Caribbean Olympic champion in the Olympic Games and by extension, the first to become an Olympic gold medalist, because he was a member of the France squad in 1900 that won the Olympic title at the first Rugby Olympic Tournament in France. He also won the silver in the tug of war at the same Games. He introduced football in his country Haiti in 1904, and scored the first goal in Haiti during a competition. He came back in Haiti in the 1950's and became a Senator and was engaged in the promotion of sport in his country. With his brother Alphonse, he co-founded "the Union Sportive Haïtienne". Henriquez was born in Haiti, but moved to France in 1893. Alongside his schooling at the Albert the Great College of Arcueil, he also enjoyed playing rugby. Becoming professional, he played in the biggest clubs in France.
Here is a picture of Haitian runner Jeffrey Julmis in Rio after a fall. Jeffrey Julmis still managed to be qualified for the semifinals of the 110m hurdles
Julmis, who grew up in Florida and a former member of the track and field team of Kansas State University later said, "It felt good the crowd cheering me on. But I would've loved to have made it to the final."
Did Brazil make the right choice by hosting the Olympic Games?
On June 4, 2008, Rio de Janeiro was shortlisted by the IOC Executive Board over six other applicant cities--Chicago, Madrid, Tokyo, Baku, Doha and Prague. The price tag for the Rio Olympics 2016 at $9.7 billion has so far risen since August 2015 by 400 million reais (Brazilian Real) or 1% ($99.3 million) mainly due to inflation and the country's worst recession in decades.
Here is a picture of Wrestler Asnage Castelly who wants to Win the First Olympic Medal for Haiti.
Haiti made its first appearance at the Olympic Games in the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. Its first Olympic medal came in 1924 when Haiti's seven-member shooting team took third place in the free rifle competition. Haiti's second and last medal so far came in 1928; Silvio Paul Cator won a silver in long jump. For Asnage Castelly, it was not easy to turn his dream into reality. He is the first Haitian to compete in the World Wrestling Championship. At 37, Castelly is a Division II wrestler at American International in Springfield, Mass., who wrestles in both Freestyle, and Greco-Roman style. While serving in the U.S. military, he passed last few months bouncing between U.S.A and Haiti, coordinating his functions as the head of Haiti's wrestling federation and arranging his participation in the Olympic, the lone participant from Haiti in the Rio Olympic. He worked hard to convince Haitian officials that he is not only an American, he is also a Haitian and he has the ability and potential to represent Haiti in the Olympic Games. When he was a kid, his mum used to get upset with his habit of fighting. Castelly realized he could wrestle when he watched Olympic wrestling on TV. Presently, he is an assistant coach at the Nieves Wrestling Club and also coaches Springfield Technical Community College and he's in training himself.
Here is Haitian boxer Dalodtz Fevry who is interested in representing Haiti at Olympic Games in Brazil. Haitian teen Dalodtz Fevry who is only 12 years old has a dream to bring an Olympic Medal to his Haitian parents. He is now working hard in order to represent Haiti at the Olympic games in Rio in boxing. The Olympic qualifying tournament is scheduled for June.
Dalodtz Fevry is a Haitian boxer who moved to Orlando with his family when he was only 12-year old. He has a cherished dream to represent his country Haiti in the Olympic game in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The first name of this bantamweight (116-125 pounds) boxer is pronounced as "Da-loots. He once said, "I want to achieve this for myself, my mom and my people.'' Recently, he came fourth in a preliminary tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina. To qualify himself for the Olympic, he needed to finish within the top three places at the qualifying matches in Baku, Azerbaijan. This 24 year old boxer with only five years experience has made it. On June 25, 2016, he came second in the Baku qualifying matches.
Here is a picture of Naomy Grand'Pierre representing our country as a member of the 2016 Haitian Olympic Swimming Team.
Naomy Grand 'Pierre is a former Whitefield Academy swimmer. Last November, she was approached by Haitian authority if she would like to join its national team for this summer's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Haiti is what is known as a "universality place"; the nation can send one male and one female athlete to the world championships, but does not possess swimmers to match the Olympic qualifying speeds. Naomi's career best times recorded for different events are as follows: Freestyle (50/ 100 /200 yard): (24.47/ 52.91/ 2:01.71 seconds); Breaststroke (100/ 200 yard): (1:08.09 seconds & 2:31.73 seconds); & Butterfly 100 yard: 1:00.29 seconds. She is a current resident of Atlanta, a Major in Economics and International Studies, a regular participator in swimming, track and soccer in high school. She accepted Haiti's offer and has earned a spot on the Haitian Olympic swimming team at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August 2016, between August 5 to 21 2016. She is looking forward to represent her Atlanta Dolphin Swim Team and certainly the country of Haiti on one of the most prestigious stages of competition.
Here is a picture of Ruben Nicolas who wants to represent Haiti ni boxing at the Olympic games in Brazil.
Rubens Nicolas, a Lely High School graduate in 2005, is an amateur boxer who never wants to give up his dream to represent his country, Haiti, in the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. However, unfortunately, his passport issues might cost him his dream of boxing in the Olympic game. He had submitted every necessary paper that he was asked to, five months ago, but when everything resolved, the time was too late. Now he is expecting an admission with a wild card entry, which is on rare occasions, are given to participants from countries which do not have much participation or representation in the international arena and that does not hold good in his case. He is frustrated, because to fit in the right criteria, he has shredded 50 pound weight. He has no option, but to expect for an extenuation! We all pray for him and hope to see him in the ring in Rio between August 5 to 21 2016.