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Workhorse Delivers First EGen(TM) Electric Vehicles to Major Transportation Company as part of Contract Fulfillment | Reuters

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Workhorse E-GEN electric trucks are designed to meet the needs and expectations of daily delivery duty cycles, as well as save delivery fleet buyers fuel and operational costs, dramatically reducing total cost of ownership over the lifetime of the vehicle.

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CINCINNATI, Ohio, April 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via PRWEB – Workhorse Group Inc. “With the capability of recharging enroute, via the onboard generator, in the event of an unusual event that requires more than the average route length on a given day, range anxiety is virtually eliminated.

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The EGen truck represents a zero-emissions, no-transmission, noise-free, smooth-driving, electric vehicle that could significantly reduce vehicle operating costs for the transportation company.



Workhorse Group Inc. “The EGen onboard generator gives the truck many unique advantages over conventional gas and other typical electric vehicles.”

The advantage of an electric power train is zero tailpipe emissions, which helps reduce particulates and nitrogen dioxide in the atmosphere, and also offers dramatically lower operating costs for the owner.

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“Based on deliveries made, the performance and handling of the E-GEN Workhorse truck has been outstanding,” said Burns. Workhorse Group Inc., which purchased the assets of Workhorse Custom Chassis LLC from Navistar in March of 2013, can equip its Workhorse chassis with electric, gasoline, propane, or CNG engines.

This article was originally distributed on PRWeb. AMP Workhorse E-GEN Trucks are designed to be cost effective, without the need for government voucher assistance.

“The E-GEN zero-emission driving experience has the potential to reinvent the local delivery vehicle,” continued Burns. (OTCQB: WKHS), is the manufacturer of the E-GEN Workhorse truck.

Built on the new, narrow track W88 chassis, the E-GEN trucks come with a 60 kWh lithium ion battery pack featuring Panasonic 18650 cells that provide power to a 2200 nm (268 bhp) permanent magnet motor powerful enough to eliminate the need for a transmission. manufactures electric drive systems for medium-duty, class 3-6 commercial truck platforms. (OTCQB: WKHS) announced today that it has delivered two EGen Electric Trucks with Onboard Generator to a Major Transportation Company, and deliveries are currently being made to customers.

“Major transportation companies are always looking for sustainability as an integral part of operations,” said Steve Burns, CEO of [Workhorse Group Inc

Are ‘Mini-Nukes’ The New Big Thing?

wants to stop proliferation.

The Little Boy bomb dropped on Hiroshima delivered around 15 kilotons. In the modern U.S. Last May, he and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to slash their active arsenals by nearly two-thirds, to 1700 to 2200 warheads each, within 10 years. Two had been recovered and three were still missing as of 5 p.m. “Unless we do a lot more research and development and we find some quantum breakthrough in conventional systems, to go deep is going to require a nuclear capability.”

The move to clear the legal hurdles on manufacturing mini-nukes is part of a broad review of U.S. Others contend that making more bombs is a bad idea if the U.S. “If you were to have a problem with a weapon system that you needed to rectify using a test, you would want to be able to do that faster,” J. A bomb of just one kiloton, detonated 30 meters below the earth, can open a crater wider than a football field, according to Princeton physicist Robert W. Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, asked recently.

Last year, the U.S. D. arsenal, the submarine-launched Mk-5 holds eight W88 warheads of 475 kilotons each.

“Nuclear weapons have a unique ability to destroy both agent containers and (Chemical and Biological Weapons),” reads a 2001 Pentagon study.

“One way you ensure that there are no safe havens is to be able to go deep,” said Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. ET Sunday.

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Defense officials said in 2002 that at present, the U.S could go from the decision to test to a trial run in two to three years. “How can we effectively seek to dissuade others from developing nuclear weapons while we are going forward with the development of new nuclear weapons ourselves?” Sen. spent more in real terms on atomic defense activities than since 1962.

Strategy — In its Nuclear Posture Review last year, the administration identified Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, North Korea as countries where “contingencies” could arise that U.S. “nuclear strike capabilities” must be geared towards, according to a leaked copy of the report.

The 1993 low-yield ban that the current defense bill would delete stated that “it shall be the policy of the United States not to conduct research and development which could lead to the production by the United States of a new low-yield nuclear weapon, including a precision low-yield warhead.”

A kiloton is equal to the explosive force of one thousand tons of TNT. Duncan Hunter, R.-Calif., last May.

However, the administration is paying increasing attention to the possibility that it might at some point have to resume testing if there were a question about the reliability of the nation’s stockpile. conducted its last nuclear test in 1992, and while the White House opposes the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty — which the U.S. Five people watching the surf from Hurricane Bill were swept out to sea at Acadia National Park in Maine. policy on nuclear weapons, which has included:

Bunker busters — For the second year in a row, the Energy Department is requesting $15 million to study the need for a Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator (RNEP).

Supporters say these weapons might be necessary to deal with so-called “hard and deeply buried targets” in rogue states and terrorist camps, of which there might be 10,000 in the world.

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At the same time, however, last month the United States produced a plutonium pit — the core of a fission bomb — for the first time in 14 years. has signed but not ratified — the administration says it has no plans to conduct a test. — did not prohibit designing a testing device with a yield below five kilotons, modifying an existing weapon for safety reasons or conducting research and development necessary “to address proliferation concerns.”

A memo obtained by a British newspaper indicates that at a conference this summer, Defense and Energy department officials will consider questions like: “What is the uncertainty in confidence and potential risk threshold for a test recommendation–what would demand a test?”

But some members of Congress believe conventional weapons could do the same job, and worry that mini-nukes would blur the line between conventional and nuclear weapons. Other efforts include developing lasers and computers to simulate aspects of nuclear tests.

Nuclear Stockpiles: President Bush has agreed to dramatic reductions in the number of nuclear weapons in the U.S. arsenal.

But the administration says smaller nuclear arms may eventually be needed to deal with the emerging threat of rogue states hoarding weapons of mass destruction.

The ban — named after sponsors Elizabeth Furse, D-Ore., retired, and John Spratt, D-S.C. Nelson.

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Announcing its approval of the bill Friday, the Senate Armed Services committee stressed that nothing in the repeal means it has authorized “the testing, acquisition, or deployment of a low-yield nuclear weapon.”

The Foster Panel, which studied the testing issue last year, recommended improvements that would allow a test within three months to a year of deciding to do so. According to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the move “restores the nation’s ability to make nuclear weapons,” and was needed so the Energy Department could replace pits found unsafe or destroyed through regular check-ups.

CBSNews.com’s Jarrett Murphy takes a look at the prospects for the U.S. Edward Kennedy, the administration has budgeted $700 million for studying how testing might resume. development of low-yield nuclear weapons.

The Bush administration may get permission to create kinder, gentler or at least smaller nuclear weapons if Congress overturns a ban on doing so.

The defense appropriations bill now winding its way through the Hill contains a clause revoking the 1993 Spratt-Furse amendment, which prohibits the development of so-called “low-yield” nuclear weapons – bombs that pack a punch of less than five kilotons.. According to Sen. Crouch, the assistant secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, said in a briefing last year.

But some experts contend that no bomb of any size could go very deep, because the heavier the bomb, the harder the impact — and the harder the impact, the more likely the bomb would explode before it reached sufficient depth.

Testing — The U.S

Are there still operational, targeted nuclear weapons, on ballistic missiles, which would explode as they hit the ground to form a crater kilometres across and hundreds of metres deep, unlike air burst nuclear explosions, from cruise missile delivery?

goal under the SORT treaty is to reduce from 1,600 warheads deployed on over 500 missiles in 2003 to 500 warheads on 450 missiles in 2012. is said to be considering retaining 500 warheads on 450 missiles. All 64 B-1s were retrofitted to operate in a solely conventional mode by 2007 and are no longer counted as nuclear forces.

In addition to this, the US armed forces can also deploy tactical smaller nuclear weapons either through cruise missiles or with conventional fighter-bombers. Sea-launch weapons make up the majority of weapons declared under START II rules. The first Minuteman III were removed under this plan in 2007 while, at the same time, the warheads deployed on Minuteman IIIs began to be upgraded from smaller W62s to larger W87s from decommissioned Peacekeeper missiles.. Approximately 12 U.S. The U.S. All USAF Minuteman II missiles have been destroyed in accordance to START and their launch silos sealed or sold to the public. – Heavy bomber group:

The US Air Force also operates a strategic nuclear bomber fleet. Other warheads are in some step of the disassembly process.”

“- Land-based intercontinental ballistic and cruise missiles (ICBMs)

The US Air Force currently operates about 450-500 ICBMs at around 15 missile complexes located primarily in the northern Rocky Mountain states and the Dakotas. with about 5,400 total nuclear warheads: around 3,575 strategic and 500 nonstrategic warheads; and about 1,260 additional warheads held in the inactive stockpile. Some 350 of these bombs are deployed at seven airbases in six European NATO countries[11]; of these, 180 tactical B61 nuclear bombs fall under a nuclear sharing arrangement.”

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- Sea-based ICBMs:

The US Navy currently has 14 SSBN Ohio-class submarines deployed. Peacekeeper missiles were phased out of the Air Force inventory in 2005. These are all of the Minuteman III ICBM variants. The U.S. The bomber force consists of 94 B-52s, and 19 B-2s. Some Trident missiles are equipped with the W88 warhead.

“For 2007, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists listed the U.S. maintains about 400 nuclear gravity bombs capable of use by F-15, F-16, and F-35. However, since the abandonment of the START II treaty, the U.S. The Strategic Air Command which for decades had kept nuclear weapons aboard bomber aircraft aloft 24 hours a day was disbanded in 1992 and merged into the US Strategic Command. attack submarines are equipped to launch, but do not currently carry nuclear Tomahawk missiles. Each submarine is equipped with a complement of 24 Trident II missiles. To comply with the START II most US multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles, or MIRVs, have been eliminated and replaced with single warhead missiles

Obama proposes shifting funds from nuclear nonproliferation to nuclear weapons | The Center for Public Integrity

But that still left a $4 billion gap between DOE’s nuclear weapons-related promises to the military and its ability to complete that work, forcing a scramble during the department’s budget deliberations to cut from other programs, officials said.

To cover the $10 billion total cost overrun, the Energy Department and its National Nuclear Security Administration agreed to transfer roughly $3 billion into weapons work from management accounts and other internal savings. Elzea, declined to address the issue in detail but confirmed that “over the past year DOD and DOE carried out a joint study regarding DOD’s nuclear weapons requirements and funding options for those requirements. (Work on the facility and its equipment was well along when DOE abruptly realized it would not be large enough to accommodate needed machinery, forcing a costly redesign and lengthy delays.)

One, who asked not to be named, said the DOE shortfall had set off “months of wrangling” about the issue, not only within the department but at the highest levels of the administration. Not by a long shot.” He also proudly said the government has been “increasing funding, and sustaining it … The study determined that the modernization program was underfunded, and steps have been taken to ensure adequate funding for essential modernization needs moving forward.”

Joan Rohlfing, president of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a nonprofit arms control group founded by Ted Turner and former Sen. because our national security depends on it.”

Under the Obama proposal, the budget for other DOE work related to nuclear nonproliferation would also be curtailed by about $277 million. “If confirmed, I intend to make sure that [DOE laboratories and intelligence experts] … But Democrats on Capitol Hill and independent arms control groups predicted the decision will provoke controversy and a substantial budget fight this year.

Tom Collina, research director for the Arms Control Association, a Washington-based nonprofit group, said “in a way,” it seems inconsistent for the administration to promote arms control while cutting the DOE’s nonproliferation budget. The department’s nonproliferation programs, aimed at diminishing the security threat posed by fissile materials in other countries that can be used for nuclear weapons, would be cut by roughly 20 percent, or $460 million, below the current level of $2.45 billion, the officials said.

Under the Obama administration’s proposal for fiscal year 2014, spending for the MOX plant would be around $330 million, or 47 percent of the budget it was supposed to get next year. Tim Scott (R.-S.C.) about whether he supports completing the MOX plant. The officials have also decided to discuss a potential agreement for such reductions with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Asked for comment, NNSA spokesman Robert Middaugh said he could not respond until the budget has been formally released. Its construction would be greatly slowed, while the Defense Department and the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration study alternative ways to safeguard tons of the excess plutonium.

Only one category of Energy Department nonproliferation work would be increased – research and development, mostly to finance work on a new nuclear detonation sensor to be placed about Air Force satellites.

The Obama administration will propose a deep cut in funding for nuclear nonproliferation programs at the Energy Department largely so it can boost the department’s spending to modernize its stockpile of nuclear weapons, according to government officials familiar with the proposed 2014 federal budget to be unveiled Wednesday, April 10.

The Energy Department needs at least $3 billion to $5 billion more to upgrade the B61 nuclear bomb – meant for deployment aboard strategic and tactical aircraft – than it initially expected, and several billions of dollars more to cover cost overruns in construction of the uranium processing facility. A Pentagon spokeswoman, Jennifer D. That plant was initially budgeted at $1.8 billion, but the pricetag has ballooned to at least $7.5 billion, provoking widespread criticism and allegations of mismanagement.

Specifically, officials said, the Energy Department determined in consultation with the Pentagon that it would likely need $10 billion in new funds to fulfill all of its promises to the military for the production of modernized warheads, over the next decade alone.

But several officials and other sources familiar with the administration’s budget deliberations this year said the DOE nuclear weapons-related cost overruns and the new austerity climate gripping Washington – including the demand under so-called “sequestration” legislation for $54 billion in national security spending cuts each year until 2021 -had upended the administration’s plans to spend more on nonproliferation.

Moniz, in his confirmation hearing, tread carefully around the topic of what the department should be spending on nonproliferation. “I will certainly look into this with high priority” if confirmed, he told Scott.. It then asked the Pentagon to provide the additional $7 billion.

The department also needs more funds than anticipated for improvements to the W76 warhead, which is carried by Trident submarine-based missiles.

The half-billion-dollar shift in spending priorities reflects an administration decision that nuclear explosives work the Energy Department performs for the military should be both accelerated and expanded. continue to sustain the nation’s nuclear security,” he said, without delving into budgetary issues or specific programs.

Under the 2014 proposal, the Energy Department’s nuclear weapons activities funding — which includes modernization efforts for bomber-based and missile-based warheads – would be increased roughly 7 percent, or around $500 million, above the current level of $7.227 billion for these activities.

The priority shift “is going to be a disaster,” said a Democratic congressional aide, who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to speak on the budget before its official release. nuclear weapons arsenal into fuel for reactors that generate electricity, known as the Mixed-Oxide (MOX) fuel fabrication plant in Savannah River, S.C. “These cuts are going to be huge,” and will be particularly problematic amid budget boosts for weapons programs that many lawmakers believe “have been mismanaged for the last five to six years.”

But then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, after hearing from aides that these overruns were due in part to poor management and inaccurate cost accounting at DOE, initially said the department would not provide any new funds to DOE, on top of the $4.5 billion it previously promised to cover earlier overruns, according to two government officials privy to the deliberations.

The Center for Public Integrity has previously reported administration officials had agreed that the number of nuclear warheads the U.S. At the end of it, a $250 million DOE “nuclear counterterrorism incident response” program previously considered a weapons activity was shifted to the nonproliferation budget account, a change that has the effect of making the bottom line for that account look better than it otherwise would have.

In the end, the Pentagon was cajoled into contributing $3 billion more. programs for securing, reducing and eliminating weapons usable nuclear materials are a critical part of our strategy for combating nuclear terrorism and preventing the proliferation of these deadly dangerous materials…A decision to significantly cut these programs, including our near-term ability to dispose of excess plutonium, would be a setback to our ability to reach critical security goals.”

As recently as December 3, President Obama described the government’s nuclear nonproliferation efforts – including some directed by the Defense Department – as “one of our most important national security programs.” Speaking at the National Defense University, Obama said the effort was “nowhere near done. But he said officials may have calculated that they cannot win congressional support for further cuts in nuclear arsenals with Russia without spending billions more to refurbish America’s remaining stockpile of nuclear weapons, under a bargain Obama struck during his first term.

The plant is about 60 percent completed, but one senior administration official called it “managerially and programmatically, a nightmare,” with continuously rising costs.

The new weapons-related spending would expand efforts to upgrade the W76, W88, W78, and B-61 warheads, and help fund construction of a new facility in Tennessee for processing uranium, a nuclear explosive used in these and other warheads. Sam Nunn, said “the U.S. That would include a 16 percent cut in spending on efforts to halt the use of fissile material in civilian nuclear reactors and collect or secure weapons-usable fissile materials in other countries; an 8 percent cut in spending on policy to control the spread of nuclear weapons-related technologies; and a 36 percent cut in efforts to monitor potential illicit commerce in fissile materials.

Secretary of Energy nominee Ernest Moniz, speaking at a Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, ducked multiple questions from Sen. These programs have experienced billions of dollars in cost overruns in recent years, forcing the administration to look elsewhere in the DOE budget to find the money it needs to keep them alive.

Much of the reduction in nonproliferation spending – around $183 million – would come from a controversial plant designed to transform excess plutonium from the U.S. military deploys could be cut by at least a third, below a limit of 1550 established in a treaty with Russia in 2010

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???c bi?t, ?? che gi?u hành vi t? ch?c ?ánh  b?c, Ph?m Huy Toàn thành l?p Công ty c? ph?n Truy?n thông FAM, ??ng ký ho?t ??ng d?ch v? qu?ng cáo trên m?ng Internet, r?i l?y danh ngh?a công ty trên ?? tuy?n ng??i làm vi?c.

Qua công tác n?m tình hình, C?c C?nh sát phòng ch?ng t?i ph?m s? d?ng công ngh? cao ?ã phát hi?n ???ng dây ?ánh b?c trên. Theo ?ó, ng??i ch?i ph?i n?p ti?n qua h? th?ng ngân hàng c?a Vi?t Nam nh? Ngân hàng ?ông Á, Ngân hàng Á Châu, Vietcombank…

T?t c? các tài kho?n trên ??u ???c ?i?u khi?n t? xa qua m?ng Internet Banking, các ??a ch? IP ?i?u khi?n này ??u xu?t phát t? máy ch? ??t ? n??c ngoài. Trang m?ng Fun88 có máy ch? ??t ? Cambridge, V??ng qu?c Anh.

Trên th?c t?, Công ty FAM không  kinh doanh gì, ch? làm bình phong ?? Toàn t? ch?c ?ánh b?c. Có các tài kho?n c?a nhân viên, ??i t??ng c?m ??u g?i toàn b? thông tin tài kho?n cho các ??i t??ng ? n??c ngoài ?? các ??i t??ng n??c ngoài g?i tr? ti?n th?ng cho con b?c và nh?n ti?n c??c.

(VTC News) – Ngày 13/3, c? quan CS?T B? Công an cho bi?t ?ã kh?i t? b? can 23 ??i t??ng trong ???ng dây ?ánh b?c, t? ch?c ?ánh b?c qua m?ng internet ?ánh b?c Fun88 và ?ang ti?p t?c ?i?u tra, m? r?ng v? án.

Sau khi có ?? tài li?u v? vi?c ph?m t?i c?a các ??i t??ng trong ???ng dây, C?c C?nh sát phòng ch?ng t?i ph?m s? d?ng công ngh? cao ph?i h?p v?i C?c C?nh sát hình s? (B? Công an) b?t qu? tang Ph?m Huy Toàn, 38 tu?i, trú ? ph??ng 13, qu?n Bình Th?nh, TP HCM ?ang rút ti?n t? tài kho?n các ??i t??ng n??c ngoài chuy?n vào. Trang web trên t? ch?c ?ánh b?c d??i nhi?u hình th?c nh? cá c??c các môn th? thao: bóng ?á, bóng r?, qu?n v?t…; casino tr?c tuy?n (ch?i bài, ?ánh b?c online); casino (các trò ch?i ??t c??c ?i?n t?); keno và x? s?; bài t?…

T? ch?c Fun88 t?i Vi?t Nam ho?t ??ng r?t tinh vi, nhi?u ???ng dây núp d??i ho?t ??ng c?a các doanh nghi?p, chúng thành l?p công ty, tuy?n d?ng nhân viên, yêu c?u m? tài kho?n ngân hàng (m?i nhân viên ph?i m? 4-6 tài kho?n) sau ?ó giao cho ??i t??ng c?m ??u.

Hi?n B? công an ?ang ti?p t?c m? r?ng ?i?u tra v? ???ng dây c? b?c tr?c tuy?n này.

S?n H?ng

History of Boxing

The Greek epic Iliad, an 8th century B.C. Owing to this, boxing took one more leap forward. Sullivan (Boston Strong Boy) and James J. Men began looking at boxing as a way of defending themselves from hooligans who menaced all across the streets of London.

The popularity of boxing was thus increasing at a tremendous speed. Braddock, Jack Dempsey, Jess Willard and Georges Carpentier amongst many others.

Journey Thenceforth

Did you know?A British periodical, London Protestant Mercury, featured the victory of James Figg in bare-knuckle championship in 1719 for the first time ever in the history of prizefighting. A professional British boxer, Amir Khan, shot to fame quickly with the WBO Intercontinental, Commonwealth and WBA International titles to his name. Despite being an underrated sport today, boxing still finds a huge fan following amongst fierce and passionate boxing lovers. His fights, particularly with Richard Humphreys fetched a lot of audience as both of them would block attacks, taunt each other (both during the match and in the newspaper bytes that they gave the night before the match) and wave their bodies in a unique way for the purpose of self-defense. Vijender Singh, a small town boy from India was also recognized by the International Boxing Association which announced him as the top ranked boxer in the annual middleweight category in 2009. This was the period when the people of Europe looked keenly into their ancient sources of knowledge and wisdom and tried to incorporate them in their daily lives. This was the first true revolution that happened in the field of boxing. He brought with him, his unique style of boxing footwork and counter punches. Despite all this, in the 21st century, the glory that boxing once achieved and enjoyed, seems to have diminished considerably with other more glamorous and supposedly elitist sports such as cricket and football coming to the forefront.

What had commenced on dingy streets and shady taverns, evolved into a stage with cheering spectators and spotlights; Boxing had officially arrived!

Despite the establishment of the ‘Marquess of Queensberry Rules’ and the soaring popularity of the sport, boxing in the late 19th century came to be outlawed in U.K.

Glamor to the Glitz

The first solid evidence of boxing has been recorded way back around 3000 B.C, and comes from Egypt and Mesopotamia.

Boxing is one of the oldest contact sports known to mankind. The upper class elites indulged in more noble forms of entertainment and regarded boxing as a savage sport.

Mike Tyson, in 1986, was reigning supreme at the peak of his career with the World Heavyweight Champion title to himself.

Boxing in the 1980s and 1990s featured some of the most magnificent matches, primarily financed by the corporates. The ‘Marquess of Queensberry Rules’ was a set of 12 rules which called for the mandatory use of gloves during the boxing match, a standard size of the boxing ring, dividing a boxing match into different rounds of three minutes each and a count of 10 seconds for a complete and an undisputed victory.

Daniel Mendoza was a Jewish fighter and so was often referred to as ‘the Jew’.

A lot of fights began to be arranged during this time leading to a lot of new pugilists rising to popularity. An immortal legacy has been shaped by various champion boxers, who came, reigned and left. The code of these rules was penned down in 1865 by a Welshman called John Graham Chambers, who was an all-star athlete and sportsman excelling in boxing, cycling, wrestling, rowing and billiards. The rules, however, revolved around bare-knuckle boxing only and upheld Jack Broughton’s legacy for a little over a century.

The ‘Marquess of Queensberry Rules’ borrows the name from the 9th Marquess Of Queensberry, Sir John Sholto Douglas.

In 1838 came the introduction of the ‘London Prize Ring Rules’ which were to be revised later in 1853.

As a sport, boxing has given the world great men and excellent sportsmen. He described his unconventional and distinctive style of fighting as ‘float like a butterfly, sting like a bee’.

Willie Pep (1940-1966): This Italian-American boxer has a record of 229 victories out of the 241 matches that he played. But still, boxing was in a very rudimentary form, in that there were no defined rules and regulations about any aspect of the sport. as the law was a little skeptical about the motive of this prizefighting sport that was usually held at shady venues. Moreover, every new kid on the block, brought with him his own style of fighting (staying within the framework of Broughton’s rules) which gained more and more fame for the sport. Shortly after this era, in the 20th century, boxing, through its highs and lows came to be recognized as a prominent part of society and featured many influential promoters and legendary champions.

Owing to his contribution to the sport, Jack Broughton is known as the ‘Father of English Boxing’.

In order to avoid such gruesome situations, in 1743, a set of rules were introduced for all boxing matches which were supposed to be played thenceforth. This was followed with the establishment of boxing commissions, legal sanctioning and governing bodies. Chambers was also an honored member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Possibly, the very fact that it is a brutal combat sport, wherein participants take on each other, one on one, plays an important role in creating the hype that exists around modern boxing.

The Beginning.

Sugar Ray Robinson (1940-1965): One of the few sportsmen who have a commemorative stamp in their name, he is regarded as one of the greatest boxers to ever have set foot inside the ring.

The 18th century Revival

18th century Europe saw the age of Enlightenment.

Though many people thought that such kind of dance-like moves gave a crude tint to the otherwise white-collared gentleman’s sport, the sport did manage to get a considerable fan following of the young and the old alike.

Rocky Marciano (1948-1955): One of the hardest punchers of all times, Marciano remained undefeated in all the 49 matches which he played. The combat took place between two such slaves and the one who won was released from the bonds of slavery. The butcher eventually won and was rewarded.

The wealthy English aristocrats began to patronize bare-knuckle fights among the boxers whom they chose. Sometimes, the fights became so intense and vehement that they resulted in the death of one of the fighters. The ‘Marquess of Queensberry Rules’ were finally published in 1867. On the contrary, the one who lost was either killed in that combat or was retained as a slave for the rest of his life. Everyone was suddenly very curious to know about their roots and the origin of things.

Gladiator contestants wrapped their hands in leather straps embedded with metal shards, sharp enough, to injure their opponent.

An interesting take on boxing, as a mortal combat event, comes from ancient Rome where it was included in the gladiator contests, where the contestants fought until one of them died, or was severely injured. The 90s paved way for many talented newcomers like Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Floyd Mayweather Jr. In the following years, a lot of boxers stemmed from controversial pasts. Also, Theodore Roosevelt advocated boxing to a large extent. Corbett emerge as the victor.

With the dawn of the 20th century, Germany emerged as an epicenter for boxing with a number of talented boxers to its credit. However, a lot of prominent promoters were either involved with the Mafia, or were the Mafia themselves, and boxing transitioned into an intense and notorious backdrop. Matches for boxing titles in accordance to divisions such as lightweight, heavyweight, etc. However, the sport itself fell into a state of obscurity after the downfall of the Roman Empire. Boxing Championships were now, not only limited to the United States and England but was also hosted by many other countries like South Africa, Japan, Australia and Argentina. These rules came to be recognized as Broughton’s rules named after an English bare-knuckle champion Jack Broughton, who formalized them. Some of the basic rules that shaped conventional boxing since then, included

The use of ‘mufflers’ or padded gloves,

Prohibition to attack and grapple an opponent below the waist, and

Disqualifying a player if he was unable to get up and fight back within a prescribed time limit of 30 seconds, after being knocked down by his opponent.

Broughton is said to have formalized these rules after he injured an opponent in a prize-fight so severely that he eventually died. While he himself was trained in boxing as a young man, he also promoted it as a manly sport. But popularity always has a price to pay. It became the sport of the masses, a sport in which men from every race, class and creed could participate. and Oscar De La Hoya hailing from countries such as Britain and Canada, who carved a niche for themselves. Fighters from Cuba, Russia, India and USA have shown some serious talent in the recent times, and the world has witnessed several women’s boxing tournaments as well. Players were prohibited from wearing boots with springs or even from hugging the opponent or wrestling with him. Boxing has also been controversy’s child through time. This was when the term ‘boxing’ was coined.

Mike Tyson (1985-2005): As a boxer, there was no question that Tyson makes an important part of this list. The modern professional boxing scene saw many legends showcasing their talent since 1920s. Numerous boxing schools and academies sprang up all across England and, not surprisingly, most of them were soon overflowing with applications. The competitors were divided into lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight in accordance to their physical characteristics which broadened the possibilities of participation. Army during the Vietnam War. A major part of this physical sport then involved fencing and cudgeling. The attack and defense strategies, gradually began to change from their orthodox bare-knuckle counterparts. The resurrection of boxing finally came about. These stalwarts in my opinion are men who have fought for guts and glory and forever left an indelible mark in the minds of fans.

The new generation of boxers are also an energetic and spectacular breed. These rules were eventually succeeded by ‘Marquess of Queensberry Rules’ that set the parameters for modern-day boxing. Television had made its way in a majority of homes and international network providers featured live sport broadcasts. England became the birthplace of what came to be known as ‘prizefighting’, wherein the two contestants fought on behalf of their patrons, sometimes even to settle their patrons’ personal grudges. He, however, returned to the boxing ring in the 1970s.

What started off as a competitive sport mainly played for betting, boxing has come a long way from what it used to be. Regardless of this, he never managed to score high ranks but still his winning record brought to his name, a lot of glory.

Muhammad Ali (1960-1981): Possibly a living example of why boxing is called a lethal sport, Muhammad Ali has been revered all over the world as one of the greatest boxers ever. The result of the match saw James J. Some sources also tell us that in ancient Rome, where slavery was deeply rooted, boxing matches were arranged for those slaves, who sought freedom. However, the following Anglo-French war for colonial dominance that took place during the 1780s, triggered a strong nationalist sentiment in the people of England in general. work by Homer, illustrates how boxing was a sport that was played in the form of ‘prize-fight’ during funerals. Gambling and betting on the fighters came to be a rage with huge stakes involved. Ali was stripped of boxing title and license, after which he did not make a ring appearance for four years. Boxing event organizers, promoters and managers generated a heavy amount of finance through their work. One such name that rose to prominence was a London-based pugilist called Daniel Mendoza. Corbett (“Gentleman Jim” Corbett).

In countries like Cuba, North Korea and Norway, professional boxing still remains banned.

Soon enough, boxing grew to international heights and ‘professional boxing’ emerged in many countries. A lot of money was involved in such fights, with the victorious individual winning hefty amounts. It was one of those competitive sports wherein contestants either lived or died, or in some cases suffered irreparable injuries. More and more people wanted to learn the sport and be an active part of it.

So, in ancient times, boxing was in a very primitive stage. Suddenly, everybody wanted to do things that they thought were truly ‘English’. In 1892, in New Orleans, the title for the first heavyweight champion under the Queensberry Rules was spectacularly fought between John L. Boxers such as Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Durán and Marvin Hagler continued to intrigue the spectators.

A Leap Forward

During World War II, a boxing ring became a major battlefield for champions hailing from different countries. It was officially ranked as the most difficult sport by ESPN in 2004. Several legendary fights of all time are still reminisced upon by ardent fans and spectators. Some of these boxers included Henry Armstrong, Joe Louis, Max Schmeling, James.

The 1867 draft of the ‘Marquess of Queensberry Rules’ paved the way for a number of amateur competitions at popular venues throughout London. One famous incident was the 1938 match between Max Schmeling and Joe Louis that resulted in Schmeling’s defeat after which he was compelled by Adolf Hitler to enroll in the German armed forces. People from all walks of life would flock to the venues and this spectator sport was usually held at underground locations like the Lillie Bridge in London which was often subject to raids and arrests by the local police. As a result, owing to the development of boxing as a white-collared sport in England and the valuable contribution of their very own Jack Broughton to it, boxing also re-emerged, alongside many other things, with force and double the energy. This definitely makes him one of the greatest boxers of all times.

Roosevelt wanted all men of America to be strong and sturdy and regarded boxers to be “men as hard as nails”.

The ‘Marquess of Queensberry Rules’ then transitioned as the foundation of boxing governance into the USA and Canada. Whoever wished, could take part, and anybody could fight anyone. But again, these contests were not based on any kind of rules and regulations. It did make minor appearances in the form of bare-knuckle fighting during the Renaissance age in 16th century Europe, but did not manage to gain enough popularity, as it was then practiced predominantly by the lower classes. When one of the boxers was too tired and injured to fight any further, the other one was declared the winner. Yet, he steadfastly voiced his opinion about being against the whole idea of the Vietnam War and went on to inspire the likes of Martin Luther King Jr.

The ‘Gillette Friday Night Fights’ program that aired live boxing matches from around the globe on NBC and later on the ABC network, was a rage.

In the 1950s, the world had started finding its feet economically after World War II.

The first officially recorded boxing match took place in England, where Christopher Monck, an English politician set up a contest between his butler and his butcher. But, will there be another iconic era for boxing? Only time will tell!

Boxing, today, is a multimillion dollar sport that has inspired and garnered millions of passionate followers throughout the world. But at the same time, he is also a classic case of how too much of publicity and adulation can be extremely bad for a person.

Establishments like World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Council (WBC), International Boxing Federation (IBF) and the World Boxing Organization (WBO) began pitching competitions against each other. The introduction of gloves changed the entire pulse of the game.

The Torch is Lit

After Jack Broughton’s era as a bare-knuckle champion, the interest of English aristocracy in boxing faced a decline. commenced in the 70s which could be viewed live on color television sets. In this quest of gaining knowledge from the sources of antiquity, the curious Europeans stumbled upon ancient references to boxing which triggered a renewed interest in the sport. J. However, the sport itself is mired with stories, controversies, contradictions and of course, personal enmities. This shows how ceremonially important the sport may have been in ancient Greece. He also has a record of winning 73 matches in a row. Because it essentially involves fist fighting, the practice may have existed, not as a sport, but as a form of violent encounters, even during the prehistoric times. The whole vibe and accord of times that saw these champions in action is ineffable and still vests in the hearts of many. Later on, though, it was included in the Olympic games and thus became a full-fledged sport rather than making ceremonial appearances.

One such controversial boxing legend during the 1960s was Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali), who embraced Islam and was charged with evasion of not serving the U.S

I caught my boyfriend looking at porn.. well i found it under the history on my google desktop and he swore on my life and on our relationship that he hadn’t.until i showed it to him.. is this normal.. is this right? we’ve been dating for 4 years

You’re making the other person feel like he/she is not good enough.

Good luck to all!

. I rather not live with that stress, or have to bring up this situation everytime I get mad or angry at him for something else (I know I will do that). Not do it behind their partners back. I wasn’t looking for it. While in the car he said: “I did it because I was just curious”. Remember, I only ask for TRUST, RESPECT, and COMMUNICATION in a relationship. How would they feel if their girlfriends do the sam, watching or chatting to guys online?

Why do guys never mention they were watching porn online to their partners?…because they know it’ll bother them! That’s why they hide it.

Like most people, I’ve had pre-marital sex with all my partners (I’m not married) I’m just not as liberal as other people who don’t mind having orgies at home, kissing other guys/girls, taking many drugs, etc. I’ve even sacrificed career dreams to support his, and this porn issue makes me feel like I should have never done that.

I took the computer and went in the bathroom, locked the door, and checked out all his “history” and “caches” from both his Safari and Firefox internet browsers. You should not patch the cracks online, watching porn.

I believe all guys who do so behind their partners back are “virtual cheaters”. I’m just an average woman, when it comes down to all that. He immediately started breathing heavier and sweating even though the A/C was full on.

But, it’ll be really hard for me, as we were planning to do that together. Than, he said, “we’ll i watched it once before”. My partner knew that very well.

It’s very sad, as I am deeply in love with him, and always thought this was the man I will be with forever. Please post any replies identifying the message with “REPLY” on the first paragraph of your reply.

Mind you, all the sites were girls-girls, girls-guys, and one of transexuals having sex!!!!

Thanks to all for reading my long message. I said: “The porn sited you’ve visited”. And have given my partners the same.

This is a very common issue in relationships, and that’s why men try to justify it as being something “every guy does”. But I can’t forget situations that have to do with distrust.

It’s a very hard subject to discuss, as everyone has different views of what a healthy relationship and sexual relationship should be. I’ve never seen a man so in love with me before, who always really put me first. When you do something behind someone else’s back, it’s because you know in your heart it might upset the other person.

I don’t see any difference between watching porn online and going to a strip club to see girls dancing naked. This, assuming you didn’t go for a lap dance or more at the strip club, or started chatting with girls online.

I felt so mad and betrayed. I decided not to go. I was also looking to let it all out while writing it. This got me even more mad.

I kept asking him, and he denied it.

It’s very selfishl and immature for guys to think it’s ok only because “guys think like that”.

Instead, they should talk to their partners about it as a couple, to see how the other feels about it. And if you don’t have a healthy stable relationship, you should discuss it with your partner first to fix up the cracks TOGETHER. I don’t trust him the same way, and to me, trust is everything. He went blank, and said: “I haven’t visited any porn sites”. It’s hard to realize this is the beginning of the end of this relationship, at this point in my life. We don’t go to mass or do all the catholic rituals, we just have that catholic upbringing from having being in private catholic schools. You’re looking at girls naked: one is dancing in front of you almost naked (and you don’t touch her), the other is fuxxxxx a guy/girl naked in your computer, and you don’t touch her. At 5am! he followed me in his car and took me home. And THEN, take it from there. (Hello, who doesn’t?! Living 100% under catholic beliefs is rarely seen anymore).

I just found out my boyfriend watches porn sites often, by looking at his computer “History”. I NEVER negotiate with not getting that. When someone breaks my trust, I rather not be with that person anymore. What might be ok to someone may not be ok to someone else, due to their beliefs and upbringing.

We were supposed to go to NYC together on vacation 4 days later. I said: “Don’t treat me as if I’m stupid, you can’t deny it, it’s right here, in your “History”. I don’t feel comfortable with him anymore. To what I said: “Maybe more like 30 times and counting?!…it’s right here in the “History”!” And then he started looking like “shit, I got caught”.

When you’re in a happy and healthy sexual relationship you don’t have the need to look elsewhere. You can call it conservative, or you can call me wild child too…it depends on what your core beliefs are.

Me personally…I grew up in a catholic family were also, trust and respect for others is everything. He had many visits to porn sites. Specially, because he denied it when I asked him the first time. I feel totally lost, at a moment in my life were I most need my partner’s support, as I have several relatives in my life who are dealing with serious health issues.

We’ve been together for 2 years, and had the most healthy and beautiful relationship. I saw it, as I was looking for another link in the “History” I had visited before, that had nothing to do with porn.

In a relationship, I only ask TRUST, COMMUNICATION, and RESPECT. Everyone has different needs. I came out of the bathroom, took my things and left. It’s the same principle. I need someone to talk to about this, but feel ashamed to tell others what my boyfriend (or ex-boyfriend) did.

I’ve always wanted to work elsewhere, and haven’t done so to support his career dreams at this time (we planned to tackle my career dreams together later on, and tackle his first). Still, I have experimented with things catholisism says you should not. I rather not waste my time or his anymore, and be in a relationship in those terms.

Doing this not only causes distrust from the other person, but also inadequate feelings and insecurities. now, I feel like I should just go on with my life, and go live my career and personal dreams elsewhere.

This happened right next to him, while I was using his laptop, and he was sleeping next to me. Then, he woke up, and asked me what was it I was looking at. I’m 40, and it’s hard to not know now were my life may be heading without him. Because it’s an easier way out for them to say that, than admit they were hiding something from their partners.

I know if I stay with him, it’ll always hunt me that he may be going online to watch porn, or that he may be lying to me on other things

Macau: China’s gambling mecca desperately needs to diversify

It is also the only place in China where gambling is legal.

Related: Macau trumps Vegas with huge minimum bets

The obvious starting point is for Macau to boost its entertainment and leisure options, which lag far behind the glitz, glam and family fun offered in Vegas.

More than 80% of government revenue comes directly from the casinos. Since 2002 its casino industry has grown into a $45 billion heavyweight, roughly seven times bigger than Las Vegas. An intense anti-corruption campaign underway in Mainland China has made them wary about visiting casinos.

Also, visas are in short supply, and some gamblers are upset by a new ban on smoking on playing floors. The average minimum bet at non-VIP tables is around $250 — far beyond the reach of casual gamblers.

Some developers have taken note, and are planning new malls and theaters.

Related: Macau’s gambling industry dwarfs Vegas

The unexpected decline has set off alarm bells in Macau: Despite continued warnings, the territory has failed to diversify its economy beyond gambling, putting it at risk of an industry downturn. Shares in the major casinos fell by 30% to 40% in just six months. but longer term investors should not abandon ship,” the analysts said. The neighboring island of Hengqin, which is much larger in size than Macau, has caught Beijing’s attention as a prime development and diversification opportunity. “Headwinds will persist …

CNNMoney (Hong Kong) January 21, 2015: 9:06 PM ET


But now gamblers are staying away for several reasons.

But more could be done, especially as other regional gambling destinations take aim at Macau. The idea is to offer guests a more complete resort experience.

During a December visit, President Xi Jinping encouraged Macanese leaders to expand beyond gambling and promote “appropriate diversification.”

“This is of great importance for the interests of the people of Macau,” Xi said. macau casino gambling

The decline accelerated through the end of 2014, culminating with a 30.4% revenue drop in December compared to the previous year. Casinos in Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines are all working hard to attract Chinese gamblers.

Should the good times resume, Macau would do well to invest the profits wisely.

As is, baccarat is the prime attraction in Macau, totaling more than 90% of casino game offerings.

Wynn Macau is building a 15,000 seat arena.

Looking ahead, analysts at CLSA expect Macau’s casino revenue to stabilize in the first half of 2015, and rebound in the second half of the year.

The gambling dependence has drawn attention from the highest levels of Chinese government.

Macau, like Hong Kong, is a Special Administrative Region of China. When the industry booms and tax revenue jumps, residents — most of whom are employed in the business — receive payouts from the government