Boxing is a peculiar sport. It has the potential to both fly remarkably under the radar and create some of sports’ grandest spectacles. The excitement surrounding the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is something few people can forget. And yet, a large portion of its observants most likely went on not caring about boxing by the very next week. But for some, boxing is much more than yet another spectator sport to use as an excuse to throw a watch party. Specifically, those who choose to spend their time at the UW Natatorium as part of the UW club boxing team take a deep dive into the world of competitive boxing. Club president Samuel Parmentier described the dedication it takes to be a part of the competition-level boxers on the team. “You have to watch your eating. You have to be exercising everyday. You have to be training every week,” Parmentier said. “If you slip up for one weekend — which is really easy to do in college — then you lose it all.”Rugby: The most successful UW sport you’ve never followedImagine for a moment that a casual fan of Badger sports is asked to name which program is the most Read…For those who carry on the boxing tradition here in Madison, that competitive drive to succeed is unceasing. And carry on a large tradition they must. While the last official NCAA boxing championships were held in 1960, Wisconsin cemented itself as the greatest collegiate boxing competitor in American history. They currently hold eight national boxing titles. The next closest school, the University of Idaho, has just three. Even with such a storied tradition of collegiate boxing in Madison, the club team is an extremely recent revival of the sport on campus. In fact, the team got its start in just 2013. “Our program started back up in 2013. We had a student here at the university who realized there wasn’t a boxing club and knew about the rich history we had in boxing,” Parmentier said. “So, he ended up starting the club back up.”The boxing legacy of Wisconsin lives on with the club boxing team even if the team is still early in its stages of growth. But even in a short time frame, the team has been extremely successful in revamping the program to begin to compete on the national level. Parmentier described that the first time they were able to send boxers to a competition against other schools was a year or two ago. Even as the team enters its early stages of national competition, the interest in and participation with the club has grown at an astounding rate. Club Secretary and sophomore Jerry Ding described how the club has changed since he first joined. “When I first joined, that was first semester of freshman year, I’d say it was maybe a little less, but there was still a lot,” Ding said. “Even though we’re really young, we noticed that we’re growing a lot and we have a lot of new plans moving forward, especially as club officers.”In fact, the club has grown to an astronomical 300 members in just the six years it has existed. An explosion in membership of that scale is driven by the club’s ability to both effectively promote itself as well as offer a unique look into the world of boxing for those who are often entirely inexperienced in the sport. Club Baseball: How two people brought managing back to UW baseballSince its relegation to a club sport in the early 90s, not much has changed with the Wisconsin baseball program. Read…Hector Aviles, a current club member and competition boxer, touched upon how everyone who has even a slight interest in boxing is welcome to come and see if the club is right for them. There is no requirement to compete if that’s not what a member wants to get out of the club. “One draw that we have, well, besides the competing boxers such as myself and Sam, is you don’t have to compete. If you want to just learn how to punch and just get good cardio in, you can in boxing. We don’t force anyone to compete,” Aviles said. “If you just love the atmosphere there is no problem with that.”With a ballpark 300 members participating but only a dozen maximum competition fighters, it is clear the interest to train in boxing is there. Even if these participants don’t compete with fellow boxers from other schools, learning the sport and developing a love for it is just as valid of a reason to join up with the UW club boxing team. While the majority of their members may be non-competition trainees, the team is currently in the process of developing its ability to compete across the nation. “I think we’re really trying to transition towards being more competition oriented,” Parmentier said. “But I never want to lose the aspect of the club that allows people that don’t want to compete to be a part of it.” Even with a still-forming competition aspect of the club, the dangers of boxing are certainly still present. In the final edition of the NCAA championships, a Wisconsin boxer, Charlie Mohr, collapsed and died due to a brain hemorrhage one week after the competition. The legacy of Wisconsin’s accomplishments in the sport remain, but so does its legacy of danger. The club boxing team takes every precaution to make sure those who choose to train with them are experienced enough to enter into the ring if they choose to do so. Team members must follow a rigorous, established process to reach the point where they can spar with teammates, let alone compete against other schools. “[Sparring] is at the intermediate level and that’s after the first semester. That’s when, if you want to get in the ring, you can get in the ring,” Aviles said. Down, not out: Club baseball at Wisconsin has kept alive hope for return of Division I teamAn unprecedented crowd of 1,200 fans packed Guy Lowman Field on a Friday in early May of 1991, but it Read…Even if you want to spar with another member of the club — which itself is less intensive than competitive boxing — you must first undergo a full semester of practices and training. That semester includes learning the fundamentals of boxing to ensure each and every member is prepared to step into the ring. “First, it’s obviously learning all of the basics and then the most you can do at the end of the semester is dutch. [Dutch] is similar to sparring but with minimal power. You’re definitely very prepared after the first semester,” Ding said.With a wide variety of skill sets joining to train as well as plenty of opportunities for regulated competition, the club boxing team makes an appealing offer to those who seek to find a competitive spirit while in college. With membership in the hundreds, it certainly seems to be an effective offer. This team has big shoes to fill given the legacy of Wisconsin boxing. In their just six years of existence, they have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the landscape of collegiate athletic competition here in Madison and are on their way to filling those shoes. The NCAA will most likely never recognize boxing as an official collegiate sport again, but the team seems to be doing quite well without the benefit of scholarships or any of the other perks that come with being a varsity sport on campus. But they don’t need any of those things. For the dedicated members of the club, it’s the competition boxing provides that keeps them coming back. Ultimately, it’s the camaraderie forged in the ring that drives members to push their bodies and their minds to the limit in order to triumph over an opponent. Boxing is a pure sport, and those who practice it as a member of the UW club team do so for the purest of reasons.
St Martin’s House Residential & Respite Centre in Falcarragh has been granted funding for mobility transport vehicles.The respite unit will receive €44,506 from the Department of Rural and Community Development under the 2019 CLÁR programme.The funding is for the provision of vehicles to provide transport for people in rural areas with mobility issues. The Minister has granted €890,632 nationwide in support of 20 voluntary organisations that provide transport to/from designated cancer treatment hospitals/centres under the National Cancer Care Programme, or transport for people with significant mobility issues, including those requiring specialised wheelchair accessible vehicles, to day-care or other medical, therapeutic or respite services.Announcing the details of the successful applicants, Minister Ring said: “I am delighted to announce further funding this year to support voluntary organisations that provide transport services to some of the most vulnerable people in our society.“This funding, through my Department’s CLÁR programme, will provide vehicles that will enable people living in rural areas to travel to medical care or respite centres free of charge.”Disability centre granted €44,000 for mobility transport was last modified: July 12th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:St Martin’s House read more
Source: BuaNews-Xinhua 17 November 2010 The number of Americans studying at South African universities increased by 12.4 percent in the 2009/10 academic year, the United States embassy said this week, adding that the US hoped to increase student exchanges with South Africa still further. According to the Open Doors Report, published annually by the Institute of International Education, the number of US students at South African institutions rose from 3 700 to 4 160 in 2009/10. There are more US students studying in South Africa than in any other sub-Saharan country. “These are exciting numbers for South Africa,” said Clara Priester, Education USA’s regional director for East and Southern Africa, who is based at the US Consulate in Johannesburg. “The 12 percent growth in American students in South Africa really highlights the strength of the higher education system here in this country, as well as the strong partnership between US and South African institutions of higher learning,” Priester said on Monday. Priester said that the US was looking forward to increasing the number of US students who traveled to South Africa, as well as South Africans who studied in the US. “It is exactly this type of exchange that strengthens friendship and understanding between nations.” According to the Open Doors Report, the number of international students studying at accredited US institutions rose by 2.9 percent to 690 923 in the 2009/10 academic year, despite the global economic downturn. Nigeria sent the most African students to the US for the second year running, followed by Kenya and Ghana. South Africa was in fourth place, sending 1 656 students to US colleges and universities, with Cameroon, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Cote d’Ivoire and Uganda rounding out the top 10. read more
Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV “We will require dedication, discipline in training and we will see who has what it takes to stay in the team,” said Vicente upon coming back from Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan.The Asian Women’s Club Championship, where 13 of the 18 pool members competed and finished eighth, served as the first litmus test for the national squad which will endeavor to get medal in the SEA Games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe added that he already has several players with strong chances of making the final 12 based on the AWCC experience.The daily practice will be capped by training camp in Japan in July where the team is expected to strengthen the bond they have made during their two weeks stint in Kazakhstan. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast The long, hard grind beckons the 18 members of the Philippine national women’s volleyball pool and their performances in the practices will determine who will stay to form the 12-player roster.National head coach Francis Vicente said starting Monday, they will have practice twice a day, six days a week as they prepare for the Southeast Asian Games and the Asian Seniors in August.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast “I will require at least four days a week attendance,” said Vicente. “Failure to comply will be grounds to be cut from the final lineup.”Players who will have games or practices with their respective clubs on training days with the national pool may be excused, according to Vicente.Aby Maraño, Denden Lazaro, Jaja Santiago, Rachel Anne Daquis, Jovelyn Gonzaga, Mika Reyes, Maika Ortiz, Rhea Dimaculanga, Kim Fajardo, Aiza Pontillas, Gen Casugod, Lourdes Clemente and Ces Molina saw action in the AWCC.Joining them in the pool are Alyssa Valdez, Roselle Baliton, Ria Meneses, Kath Aradao and Dawn Macandili.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ginebra-SMB showdown looms anew View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games read more
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sugar Ray Ocana suffered a bloody gash over his right eyebrow in an accidental clash of heads with Japan’s Daisuke Narimatsu in the first round of their light welterweight bout. The Japanese was declared winner by Referee Stopped Contest due to injury (RSC-I).Female multiple champion Nesthy Petecio, meanwhile, dropped a 3-2 decision to another Japanese, 19-year-old 2018 world youth championships bronze winner Irie Sena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsCagayan de Oro’s Marvin Tabamo brought back the luster of the PH campaign when he defeated 2017 Southeast Asian Games flyweight gold medalist Aldoms Suguro of Indonesia, 3-2.Meanwhile, Philippine Olympic Committee communications director Ed Picson, secretary general of the national boxing federation (Abap), was elected to the Asian Boxing Confederation (ASBC) executive committee. ASBC president Anas Al-Otaiba of UAE later nominated Picson to be the official spokesperson of the association and the nomination was unanimously approved.Abap coaches here include Ronald Chavez (men), Boy Velasco (women), Romeo Brin, Mitchel Martinez and coaching consultant Don Abnett, former Australian head coach.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Former Olympic champion Kiprop gets 4-year doping ban Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Bangkok—Ramel Macado, 23, a promising light flyweight from Koronadal City, hammered out a 4-1 win over Ahmadisafa Omid of Iran on Good Friday, putting the Philippines off to a good start in the Asian Boxing Championships here.But the celebration over that victory during the tournament that drew 313 boxers from 34 nations in the continent was quickly muted after two losses by the national squad.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments read more
There are opportunities for businesses to expand and figures indicate that a number of operations in Western Jamaica are growing. The Expo, for the first time, will be free to the public over all three days. Business operators urged to focus on employing strategies for growth. Story Highlights President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nathan Robb, has made a call for business operators to focus on employing strategies for growth.He noted that despite challenges in the economy, there are opportunities for businesses to expand and figures indicate that a number of operations in Western Jamaica are growing.“While we might not have…the larger industries such as manufacturing, we do have several business process outsourcing (BPO) companies based here,” he said, noting that the BPO sector is a mass employer in the region.Mr. Robb was speaking at a Think Tank on Thursday, September 26, at the Jamaica Information Service’s (JIS) Montego Bay Regional Office, ahead of the chamber’s annual Expo slated for the Montego Bay Convention Centre from October 11 to 13.“We must begin to see growth as an incremental step in expanding our businesses, our services, our products…if you are able to employ two more persons, you have grown, and that is what we say, do more, be more,” he said.“If you are able to employ four more persons, the spin-off effects directly to the individuals and the economy is far great,” he added.The Expo, which for the first time, will be free to the public over all three days, is being held under the theme: ‘Services Globalization…Enabling Business Development.’ It will serve as an avenue to showcase products and services that are offered by business persons from Western Jamaica, and other parts of the island.Focus will be placed on logistics, food processing, hospitality, education and training, and the financial services sectors.Mr. Robb said that there will be opportunity for business-to-business interactions and there will be a wide array of exhibitions from local and overseas businesses.He said that the Expo has been successful over the years, as “we have helped to assist businesses to expand their markets, to access necessary goods and services.”“Jamaica, having celebrated 50 years of Independence, stands on the threshold of modernity, and the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry is positioned to assist in Jamaica achieving this modernity, so Expo 2013 is an opportunity to showcase goods, services, and all that we would need to ensure that growth is achieved, and the modernity is achieved,” Mr. Robb stated. read more
Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Bahama, Bahamas, February 15, 2017 – A report from relatives says that Margaret Smith of Sea Grape, Eight Mile Rock in Grand Bahama was found in her tub with defensive wounds about her body; she was stabbed and killed on Valentine’s Day and the community is heart-broken. A mournful prayer vigil has already been held for 49 year old Margaret and the police report confirms that they were alerted of the crime around 5pm on Tuesday. Investigators had been called to Accident and Emergency of the Rand Memorial Hospital, where Ms Smith had already died from the injuries. #MagneticMediaNews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting read more
Turkish winger Cengiz Under has shed light on the burden that was placed on him at AS Roma in replacing Mohamed Salah when he first arrived.The 21-year-old joined Roma in July 2017 in a €13.4m transfer from Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir and was eyed up as a direct replacement for Salah, who left for Liverpool the same month.But it took Under quite some time to settle into his new surroundings at Roma with the young winger finally getting his first goal in a 1-0 Serie A win over Hellas Verona in February 2018.The Turkey international then found the net another seven times to finish his debut campaign in Italy with a respectable eight goals in 32 games.“It was very important for me that I was coming in to replace Salah as he did really well here,” Under told Goal.“There was a lot of pressure but fortunately once I started scoring and became more involved – thanks to the help of all my team-mates – I really felt I was a part of the team.“The first six months were quite difficult because of the language and because I had to adjust. Once I started scoring and I began playing better, I felt I like part of the team.Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“In my first season I had some difficulties at the start but then I was able to show what I can do. This year I’ve got this injury problem. Having to sit on the sidelines for three weeks has got me down a bit but I hope to be back in action soon.“Last year we reached the Champions League semi-finals and hopefully we can do as well again this year. In Serie A I hope we can finish among the top spots.”This season has seen Under manage six goals and nine assists in 25 appearances across all competitions for Roma.Under, who has been recently struggling with a thigh injury, will be eyeing a spot in the starting line-up for Monday’s home Serie A game against Bologna.🔜⚽🐺🔙 pic.twitter.com/So9ONamV3j— Cengiz Ünder (@cengizunder) February 15, 2019 read more