Mendoza Jr now heads WBA

first_imgThe World Boxing Association (WBA), one of the leading controlling bodies in professional boxing, has a new president. He is Gilberto Mendoza Jr, a former vice-president who succeeds his father, Gilberto Mendoza Sr. The latter resigned recently because of ill health.There was a similar father-son succession two years ago with the World Boxing Council (WBC) when Maurice Sulaiman succeeded his father, JosÈ Sulaiman, as the head of the World Boxing Council (WBC).On that occasion, the older Sulaiman had died. The WBA is the oldest of the top four organisations that control professional boxing worldwide. The others are the International Boxing Federation and the World Boxing Organisation.The elder Mendoza was in Jamaica with his son in 2012 for the world featherweight title fight between Nicholas ‘The Axeman’ Walters and Dualis Prescott, a fight that Walters won by a technical knockout in Round 7 to take the then vacant WBA featherweight title. He has been ailing for some time, and because of his poor health, he decided at age 72 to “hang up his gloves”.tribute to Mendoza SrNo doubt as a tribute to Mendoza Sr, and also as a reward to his son for the hard work he has put in as a vice-president for many years, Mendoza Jr was elected unanimously by the 40 delegates who were present at a meeting of directors in Panama when Mendoza Sr made his retirement announcement by video stream.It had been generally expected that whenever Mendoza Sr decided to retire, his son, who has been by his side many years as a confidante, would succeed him.The WBA, which had its base in Venezuela for many years, relocated to Panama in 2007, and Mendoza Jr had been acting as president during the recent illness of his father.Commenting on his election, he said that he was happy to take over the leadership, and the only regret he had was that his father was not present physically when the directors made the decision to elevate him to the top spot.In accepting the position, Mendoza Jr said that the passion that he puts into his job was inherited from his father and urged the worldwide boxing fraternity to ” let us all work together for the good of the sport”.last_img read more

Sunshine Is for Health

first_img51; The old wisdom: stay out of the sun.  The new wisdom: your life could depend on getting sunshine: about 10-15 minutes of exposure three times a week.    Science Daily reported that Vitamin D, produced in the skin by exposure to sunlight, provides more health to the body than previously thought.  Health professionals have known for a long time that Vitamin D is necessary to prevent rickets and bone disorders.  Now, evidence is growing that Vitamin D also fights cancer, cardiovascular disease, and autoimmune diseases.    No one is suggesting overexposure.  Clearly, too much sunlight raises risks of skin cancer and ages the skin.  Still, many people are probably getting too little sunshine in their life.  Those at northern latitudes, and those with dark skin, may need to take more steps to get their arms and legs and faces out in the noontime sunshine.  The elderly and office workers may also be vulnerable to Vitamin D deficiency.Use the Search Bar with keywords “Vitamin D” and sunlight for a half dozen previous articles on this subject.    One thing not stated in the article is the remarkable correlation between the energy of sunlight reaching the earth and the chemistry of proteins and enzymes that are activated with this energy.  The lower energy of light from red dwarf stars might not be sufficient for biological reactions, while the light from hot blue stars would produce too much ionizing radiation.    This is one of many “Goldilocks” parameters of physics and astronomy that is just right for our health.  The correspondence of astronomy with biology, that permits sentient beings to make scientific discoveries, is silent witness of intelligent design.  Expose yourself to that light.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Kunsthof reloaded (GCNRZK) — Geocache of the Week

first_imgContinue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks! Geocache Name:Kunsthof reloaded (GCNRZK) by willimaxDifficulty/Terrain Rating:1.5/1Why this is the Geocache of the Week:This geocache is hidden within the Kunsthof Arcade: a small, quiet group of connected courtyards in the middle of Dresden, Germany. The facades of the buildings, which were designed by local artists, might stop you in your tracks. One wall is bright yellow and dotted with warped sheets of gold metal that play tricks with the sunlight. The other wall is bright blue and criss-crossed with metal pipes that funnel water to and fro. Every half hour (rain or shine) water drips down through and along the drains and gutters, and onlookers are treated to a concert of the elements. They call it the wall that plays music. This cache is the perfect example of a hide that brings you to a unique and interesting part of town, which you might never have otherwise found.What geocachers have to say:“Beim heutigen ersten Besuch in Dresden, hier angehalten und das Versteck gesucht. Ohne GC hätte ich diesen schönes Platz sicherlich nicht gefunden. Daher ein großes Danke fürs Herführen. TFTC.” –SiggihentschSearched for this hide today on my first visit to Dresden. Without this geocache I would definitely never have found this nice spot. For that, a big thank you for placing the cache here. TFTC.“Der Cache hat mich an eine Stelle geführt, die ich sonst nicht gefunden hätte. Es war schön, dass der Cache schnell zu finden war. So hatte ich noch genug Zeit, mich hier mal etwas umzuschauen.” –KRUMGmbHThis cache brought me to a place that I wouldn’t have otherwise found. It was good that the cache was a quick find, because it left me enough time to explore the area a bit.“Dieses war das zweite Döslein auf unserer heutigen Runde durch die Neustadt. Dank des Hinweises konnte es schnell gefunden werden und beim Loggen haben wir zugesehen, wie das Wasser durch all die Rohre plätscherte…. Danke und viele Grüße aus Leipzig!” –.Schattenkind.This was the second cache on our trip through the city. Thanks to the description the cache was found quickly, and while we were logging it we were able to watch the water gurgle through the pipes… Thank you and greetings from Leipzig!”Photos: Share with your Friends:More What’s the best piece of interesting artwork you’ve found while ‘caching? Post your photos and stories in the comments. SharePrint RelatedMaybe it’s over there? — To Too Two Easy (GC1XA6W) — Geocache of the WeekNovember 13, 2014In “Geocache of the Week”Happy Halloween! – Geist des Hagen (GC11JM6) – Geocache of the WeekOctober 30, 2013In “Community”History and beauty in one spot — SS: Lusitania (GC2D9WC) — Geocache of the WeekApril 30, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”last_img read more

Domestic Violence: Definitions

first_imgBy Kacy Mixon, M.S., LMFT[Flickr, 2010.05.02 by Andy Simmons,CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015There are many definitionsrelated to domestic violence that are used depending on the context and type of services offered. For instance, domestic violence is difficult to prove without evidence. Therefore, common definitions used in the civilian legal systems tend to focus on physical abuse, stalking, and/or harassment.The Department of Defense has its own definition of domestic violence where:“…the term ‘crime of domestic violence’ means an offense that has as its factual basis, the use or attempted use of physical force, or threatened use of a deadly weapon; committed by a current or former spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian, or by a person similarly situated to a spouse, parent or guardian of the victims.” [1]In the helping professions (healthcare, advocacy field), however, it is common to adhere to a more encompassing definition of domestic violence:A pattern of behavior in which one partner uses the establishment of control and fear through the use of violence and/or any other forms of abuse (emotional, financial, spiritual, etc.) [2]How can an awareness of various definitions help professionals working with families experiencing domestic violence?Understanding definitions utilized in various contexts aids professionals in helping families navigate through and get the most out of services provided. The Department of Defense requires coordinated community responses when assisting military families experiencing domestic violence yet all states have specific definitions of domestic violence connected to laws that set criminal penalties for domestic violence and these often differ from the military definition of domestic violence. Also, local jurisdictions can have additional laws that connect to local services (i.e. batterers’ intervention programs, victims services). Thus, an awareness of the various definitions in each context (i.e. military personnel, mental health/advocacy services, civilian law) aids in streamlining the process of coordinating services between military and civilian communities and beginning to see what’s possible for families seeking services. References[1] Department of Defense. (2011). Domestic Violence Involving DoD Military and Certain Affiliated Personnel. Retrieved on July 14, 2013 from: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/640006p.pdf.[2] Smith, L.B., Mixon, K.A. (2013). Unit 10: Legal & Medical Perspectives. Family Centered Treatment: Domestic Violence Training. [Online curriculum].This post was written by Kacy Mixon, M.S., LMFT, Social Media Specialist.  She is a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, You Tube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

Kiren Rijiju says govt. working on adventure policy

first_imgThe Centre is working on an adventure policy to promote certain destinations as well as activities that make adrenaline surge.India had never had such a policy that could impact sports as well as tourism, Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju said during the launch of a Thailand airline’s flight between Guwahati and Bangkok.“I have asked officials in my Ministry to draft an adventure policy besides revamping the youth and sports policies. The Northeast will become the focal point in the entire approach,” he said on Sunday.Mr. Rijiju said adventure destinations in the Himalayan and sub-Himalayan swathes of the Northeast could benefit from the policy, provided the region was promoted as a combined package and not in isolation by the constituent States.Arunachal Pradesh, Mr. Rijiju’s home State, is geographically the region’s largest offering adventure sports such as mountaineering, mountain biking, paragliding, rock-climbing and white-water rafting. The other States – Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura – too have places ideal for adventure sports.“All State governments in the Northeast must come together for unified tourism policy. Otherwise, the region’s culture and natural assets would remain a potential without being exploited sustainably,” Mr. Rijiju said at the programme to mark the launch of Nok Air’s inaugural flight.Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal flagged off the flight — the first by any foreign airline to and from Guwahati — from the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport early on Sunday. Mr. Rijiju also warned that the region had to first get out of the culture of shutdowns and blockades to cash in on tourism. Years of insurgency had already had a debilitating effect on the Northeast, he said.last_img read more