Boxing is a combat sport in which two people engage in a contest of strength, speed, reflexes, endurance and will, by throwing punches at each other, usually with gloved hands. Historically, the goals have been to weaken and knock down the opponent.
Amateur boxing is both an Olympic and Commonwealth sport and is a common fixture in most international games—it also has its own World Championships. Boxing is supervised by a referee over a series of one- to three-minute intervals called rounds. The result is decided when an opponent is deemed incapable to continue by a referee, is disqualified for breaking a rule, resigns by throwing in a towel, or is pronounced the winner or loser based on the judges’ scorecards at the end of the contest. In the event that both fighters gain equal scores from the judges, the fight is considered a draw.
While people have fought in hand-to-hand combat since before the dawn of history, the origin of boxing as an organized sport may be its acceptance by the ancient Greeks as an Olympic game in BC 688. Boxing evolved from 16th- and 18th-century prizefights, largely in Great Britain, to the forerunner of modern boxing in the mid-19th century, again initially in Great Britain and later in the United States. Video Rating: / 5
Cases of the Zika virus continue to grow, with health departments reporting at least 19 people diagnosed in the U.S. and 19 people infected in Puerto Rico.
The U.S. cases — in at least 8 states — have all been travelers who returned from a country where the transmission of Zika virus from mosquitoes to humans is ongoing.
The state with the highest number of cases is Hawaii, where six people have been found to have the disease. One infant in Hawaii was born earlier this month with microcephaly, which has been associated with the virus. The baby’s mother had shown evidence that she had the virus while traveling in Brazil. Video Rating: / 5
Regina woman calls for caution when travelling abroad after 'horrific' Cuba trip
After the Regina woman's family trip to Cuba was ruined by a theft, she is cautioning future vacationers to be careful. “It's just a lesson learned. Don't ever give up your travel documents,” said Morrison. “Take pictures of them. I normally do and I … Read more on Regina Leader-Post
Travelling Abroad in a Budget
But let's face it, travelling sets you back quite some bucks. And travelling abroad does that even more. It costs you depending on where and how you want to travel, how many days you want to stay there, what your accommodation arrangements will be and … Read more on The Daily Star
Travel money: tips for teenagers planning a trip abroad this year
But when it comes to travel money and how they are going to exchange their hard-saved sterling and access the four currencies they will need en route (euro, Czech koruna, Croatian kuna and Hungarian forint), not to mention keeping their cash and … Read more on The Guardian
Five people in France infected by Zika virus while travelling abroad: govt
France earlier on Thursday urged pregnant women not to travel to French overseas territories in South America and the Caribbean, including Martinique and French Guiana where epidemic have been declared. Guadeloupe and Saint Martin have also each … Read more on Medical Xpress
Peru drug lord eyes TV series after 22 years in prison
The drug lord who controlled Peru's Alto Huallaga valley, which produced the lion's share of the country's cocaine paste in the 1980s and 1990s, was a supplier to both the Cali and Medellin cartels which exported cocaine to the United States and Europe … Read more on Peru Reports
Pablo Escobar is back, at a theater near you
Escobar was a charismatic man who rose from middle-class nothingness to run a mighty cocaine cartel that fought wars with rivals and became responsible for most of the cocaine imported into the United States in the 1980s and early 90s. In his prime, he … Read more on DunyaNews Pakistan
El guionista de la serie Celia argumenta su historia
Andrés Salgado, uno de los guionistas de la bio-novela y libretista de éxito en el mercado hispanoamericano, revela para OnCuba las motivaciones y estrategias que siguió en la escritura de la obra. Sin rubor asegura que el objetivo fue “impactar al … Read more on OnCuba
After Litvinenko, Why Europe Won't Stop Putin From Killing His Enemies Abroad
Litvinenko's widow, Marina, called Thursday for a strong response from the British government with targeted economic sanctions and travel bans against individuals including Putin and former security services head Nikolai Patrushev, as well as the … Read more on International Business Times
Inoculate yourself against potential health hazards before you travel
It's impossible to know how many people contract vaccine-preventable diseases while traveling internationally each year, in part because diseases such as hep A have weekslong incubation periods and can be acquired at home. Anecdotal evidence suggests … Read more on Tampabay.com
Finally, There Are Decent Mobile Options for International Travelers
There's a catch, of course: You may well have to change your mobile subscription plan, especially if you subscribe currently to the dominant U.S. carriers, Verizon and AT&T. If you travel a lot outside the United States and are paying out of your own … Read more on Slate Magazine (blog)
Visionary hero or stubborn idealist? We re-assess Castro’s legacy by talking to the ordinary people whose lives his policies dictate.
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Visionary hero or stubborn idealist? As Cuba goes to the polls in a national election, this documentary offers a grassroots assessment of Castro’s legacy. Can Cuba make a slow transition to a more open society?
For many Cubans dreams of a Socialist utopia have all but vanished. Even Raul Castro accepts that the economy must reform. Yet whilst critics lambaste Castro’s regime as a Communist dictatorship, its society defined by “political prohibition”, Cubans have also seen real benefits, running some of the best healthcare, education and agriculture programmes in the world.
Two Stabbed, One Missing After Electric Daisy Carnival UK
Today is a bad news day regarding European EDM festivals. Not only was a man struck and killed by a lighting installation which collapsed due to strong winds at Electric Love in Austria, but even more grisly reports are emerging from EDC UK. Read more on Your EDM
Ecstasy overdose caused death at Electric Daisy Carnival
He was pronounced dead June 21 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the Electric Daisy Carnival. About 135,000 dance music fans attended the Electric Daisy Carnival, which saw 1,400 medical calls and 27 incidents of people taken to the hospital … Read more on Washington Times
Almost 2 years ago I left Australia to travel around Europe. I told my Mum I wouldn’t make it home for Christmas but had secretly planned to arrive a month earlier. After surprising her, she surprised me with a tiny, furry friend! Watch the video I made my Mum here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdI_oFkR22s Video Rating: / 5