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Childcare is a Huge Family Issue

With the presidential election coming up in the United States, both candidates must focus on what families need in order to get their vote to become President of the United States.

In a recent interview with Donald Trump, he announced his team of economic advisers. He stated that he is going to help families with child care. He stated that it was time to lower the costs of child care especially since childcare often costs more than a family pays in rent.

Trump’s idea is to provide families with a large tax break, as a matter of fact, he wants every dime spent on child care to be deductible on their taxes as he explained at a speech at the Detroit Economic Club.

At this time, families are only allowed to deduct $6,000 for the cost of the child care on their federal income taxes. Trump stated, as President, he will raise that amount significantly.

Of course, there are always those that disagree with whichever candidate you may be talking about when it comes to the direction they want to see America to go in the future.

Victoria Budson, who is at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government as the executive director of Women and Public

Your Basic Guide to Virtual Sports: What it is and What You can Expect

Virtual sports – for some reason it seems unimaginable that such fiction could come to life, yet here it is, alive and kicking and sweeping the globe for more and more followers. It’s no surprise. It combines entertainment, good old-fashioned sportsmanship, and a pot to win. But what exactly does it mean when a sport goes virtual? Does that mean that, in fact, it doesn’t exist? Yet then, what is the point of playing these sports? You’re about to discover there’s a lot more to it than that – and yes, it exists. Here’s your basic guide to virtual sports and betting: what it is and what you can expect.

The games

The games are set up according to an algorithm – this means that it is, in essence, a sort of AI that runs the game. globeThis could mean that every player in the game has its own prerogatives on how it plays the game, or that, in case there is a team, the teams behave in a certain way. Based on those algorithms, the games are played and the outcome can be seen live.

Boxing Trunks and Groin Protectors

download (65)Boxing trunks are noteworthy apparel for boxers and this is one of the very first things that spectators may notice during competitions and main events. People look forward to their respective design and color as these are also used to identify each boxer in the ring. They stand out amongst the crowd with their glossy and shiny look that matches quite well with a boxer’s robe. It is never a bad idea to look good during a match especially if there are hundreds of people watching and you can impress them by wearing these boxing trunks.

Boxing trunks do a lot more than impress the audience. Its primary purpose is to provide fighters loose clothing in order for them to move freely without any hindrance or added pressure. These boxing trunks offer comfort and style at the same time. They are flexible which enables intense workouts and are quite light which does not add any additional burden or weight to boxers. For that reason, they are worn during competition as well as during trainings. It is a preferred clothing of choice by several boxers

Why The Boxing Gym Thins Out

download (64)I came across a picture of my boxing coach and another guy who used to train at the gym not long ago. A couple of days ago, I was out running errands, and I saw the guy on the bus. He told me that he and his oldest son were packing up some toys. His son lifted up the Spiderman toy I had given him a few years ago and said, “Remember when the lady at the gym gave me this?” I thought it was sweet that his son remembered that. The guy said his son liked going to the gym with him. His son asked when the guy would go back to the gym. the guy would like to, but his girlfriend doesn’t want him to do that.

I’m not knocking his girlfriend for feeling like that. I understand where she is coming from. If I was dating or married to a guy who was competing in bouts, or just sparring down at the gym, I’d be concerned about my guy getting hurt, regardless of the fact I love and understand the sport.

Shaking Up the World

images (17)Clay comes out to meet Liston, and Liston starts to retreat.
If Liston goes back an inch farther, he’ll end up in a ringside seat.
Clay swings with his left, Clay swings with his right.
Look at young Cassius carry the fight.
Liston keeps backing, but there’s not enough room.
It’s a matter of time till Clay lowers the boom.
Now Clay lands with a right, what a beautiful swing,
And the punch raises the Bear clean out of the ring.
Liston is still rising, and the ref wears a frown
For he can’t start counting till Sonny goes down.
Now Liston is disappearing from view, the crowd is going frantic,
But radar stations have picked him up, somewhere over the Atlantic.
Who would have thought when they came to the fight
That they’d witness the launching of a human satellite?
Yes the crowd did not dream when they put up the money
That they would see a total eclipse of the Sonny.”

Cassius Clay (1963)

Sonny Liston was the most fearsome fighter of his day.

Heck, he would be fearsome in any era. <Sports Illustrated

Rampage Fighter Leaves for Bellator

download (63)Quinton “Rampage” Jackson now has an official new home for his mixed martial arts career, ever since he signed with Bellator MMA. The acrimonious sister organization of the much more successful UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships) was eager to snatch up the former Light Heavyweight leader as soon as his contract with the UFC was up.

According to leaks from email to BR MMA, Spike TV, “Rampage” Jackson has signed an exclusive contract with the company and possibly Bellator to fight later this year under its logo and advertising brands – in fact, Rampage has already soundly beaten two opponents as of the time of this writing. Both Joey Beltran and M’Pumbu have fallen to those vaunted hands, with King Mo Lawal possibly next on the list of victims or maybe victor. Spike TV announced that it has also signed a contract with the fighter to participate in both MMA and professional wrestling. Recall that Bellator is the second largest promoter of U.S. MMA fights, making it just a small step down from the UFC, despite the difference between the organizations in overall revenue.

Some of

The Evolution of the Sport of Boxing

download (62)Hand-to-hand combat may be the oldest form of combat that occurred between Homo sapiens. While weapons quickly replaced the fist as a way to hunt, hand-to-hand combat persisted as a way of settling disputes. Sports were often developed as ways for soldiers to maintain their skills during times of peace. The origins of these kinds of competitions can be seen in events like chariot races in Egypt or the javelin tosses of ancient Greece.

Many modern sports originated at the original Olympic Games of Greece. These sporting events gave rise to wrestling, archery, shot put, discus, and a number of running events. The most relevant sport to our topic was called “pankration.” This violent sport involved the use of kicks as well as punches, and it only had rules against eye gouges and strikes to the groin. Nowadays, this sport is seen as the predecessor to modern MMA-style contests.

Depictions of fighters with wrapped fists have been found in the art of ancient Minoa from as early as 1500 BCE, and this type of fighting attire was described in Ancient Egypt as well as Greece.

Tips On Running A Youth Boxing Program

download (60)Congratulations on becoming a boxing coach! Amateur boxing is one of the safest sports that youths can participate in. Working with youths can be rewarding, but it also has its challenges. In order to make the gym run smoother, here are some tips.

1. Meet with the parents before they sign up their kids for boxing. Parents and kids need to know what boxing is and what it is not. Explain your coaching style. Take them on a tour of the gym. The idea is to make sure that everyone is on the same page.

2. Be wary of parents who force their kids to take up boxing in order to “toughen” them up and/or to teach their kids how to handle bullies. If the kid doesn’t want to be there, it will be very hard for the coach to motivate them.

3. Recruit volunteers for the gym. These could be parents and/or other interested adults who would like to help train the kids and help out in the gym. Volunteers are valuable, especially when boxing shows and tournaments take place. Also, if there are a

3 Things You Need To Know Before Ordering Boxing Gloves

download (61)Boxing is an amazing sport to gain physical strength and fitness, whether it is at home or at a professional gym. People have varying interests in practicing sports. Some are more curious to play cricket, football, table tennis, where others may prefer boxing for the perfect body workout. Every sport has its own requirement and to gain the desired results, you have to follow the rules and wear the recommended costume. To get ready for boxing, professional gloves come first, well before planning your physical training. People, who face difficulties in ordering gloves, can take benefit from the following tips.

Quality of material

Various national and international brands produce boxing gloves with varying material, but the most appealing and durable are the ones made in leather. Whether you need to have exercise sessions at home or want to join a professional club, always consider high quality products as it nurtures your physique. Find online stores to buy famous brands at affordable prices, as leather gloves are costly in comparison to other materials.

The size that fits you well

Gloves have limited numbers in sizes. You will

The Benefits Of Boxing

download (59)All forms of exercise can be beneficial and worthwhile but some are definitely more fun and exciting than others. While spending hours on the treadmill may bring about some desired results, many find that it is tedious to say the least. In order to get the very most out of a workout it would be advisable to find an exercise that you actually look forward to doing. Cycling serves that purpose for some, while others enjoy jogging or doing zumba or any number of other physical activities.

A growing number of people are finding that putting on a pair of boxing gloves and throwing jabs and punches is precisely the ticket for them when it comes to a form of physical activity that gives great results and is fun to do. First of all, it would be hard to find an exercise or workout routine that would provide better results than boxing would. It improves strength, both physically and mentally. Those who participate in this sport find that it is an excellent source of stress relief. The feeling that many boxers get when they

Boxing Gloves Buying Guide: Tips to Remember

images (16)Boxing is one of the most effective ways to workout, socialize, and enhancing and maintaining the wellbeing of your health. However, one’s health can only be sustained if they have just the right type of fitness equipment for boxing. The most integral part of the boxing equipment is a pair of boxing gloves and a fighter may incur many injuries to their knuckles if they don’t use the right kind of boxing gloves, when they get in the ring to spar or if they just need to trade blows with a punching bag.

In order to purchase a decent pair of gloves for boxing, you must do a short research prior to your heading out for shopping. Here are few points you have to keep in mind;

First of all, are you familiar with the fact that boxing gloves are available in a variety of materials? Amid all these different materials, leather boxing gloves are the trendiest and admired by large quantity of professional boxers and they are considered to be the best for training and fighting purposes. Now these may be a little on

What Equipment Do You Need for Boxing

images (15)Do you want to start boxing and choose boxing as a professional career? The first thing you need to know is the types of equipment needed for boxing training. To guide you on the matter, here is a perfect article to help you.

Receiving the basic knowledge about boxing equipment will show you that there is a vast variety available in the market. The equipment can be divided into several categories; each category further has a wide range of products in it. Along with the categories, the boxing equipment can also be categorized based on its purpose of utility.

Let’s scroll through the list of the essential boxing equipment.

Boxing Gloves:

Boxing gloves are what separate the boxing sport from the rest of the combat sports and are the most important part of the boxing kit. All boxing gloves may look the same in the hands of the boxers but the devil lies in the details, the gloves are often different when thoroughly looked at. Gloves can be categorized into training gloves, sparring gloves, fitness gloves and bag gloves. Training and bag gloves are used during training

How To Find Boxing Gyms In Your Area

download (58)If you’re looking for a workout that pushes you to new limits and challenges you to keep on fighting, nothing compares with boxing. The “sweet science” is one of the most mentally and physically demanding sports around. Its leading practitioners are among the most disciplined, well-conditioned athletes on earth. This is not a coincidence. The incredibly demanding nature of boxing training helps prepare fighters for battle. So if you want to improve your speed, endurance, and strength all at the same time, pugilism is your best bet.

What To Look For

Although the number has declined since the heyday of the sport in the 1970s, it is still possible to find good boxing gyms or clubs in your area. Because the popularity of the combat training has grown among fitness buffs, these may not be the kind of gyms you remember from the Rocky movies. Instead of sweaty gloves and spit buckets, they may have spotless floors and air conditioning since many health clubs now offer boxing fitness programs or classes. Although these establishments are not completely geared toward the sport, it’s probably a bad

Boxing Politics, Still An Unavoidable Part Of The Sport

images (14)Even in 2015, the back and forth posturing is still frustratingly prevalent in the industry.

Boxing is one of the oldest sports there is and as such carries a lot of history, baggage and in some senses, old school ways.

There are many unfair and unwanted stereotypes associated with the sport regarding things like corruption and fixing, which in my view are totally inaccurate, uneducated and prejudice slurs pointed at the sport in today’s time of 2015.

I can’t comment on how things were in the past but what I can comment on is today’s time and since I got started out in boxing journalism over the last few years.

The sport is now run essentially by global TV networks, sports management companies and sports promotional companies. In 2015, you just would not get away with mass corruption in any sport anymore – you’d be found out.

I’m not saying that nothing untoward never happens in the sport, that would be naive. But in my opinion the same can be said about any professional sport or any professional business for that matter.

When money comes into the equation, there

The Road to The Fight With “Sugar” Ray Charles Leonard

download (55)Ayub Kalule, born in January 1954, is unanimously regarded as the gem of Uganda boxers. Among his significant amateur accolades are the Africa (Kampala), Commonwealth Games (Christchurch), and World Championship (Havana) victories all achieved in 1974. Kalule was crowned Africa Sportsman of the Year for 1974.

Kalule whose father was a Kampala butcher, was an excellent soccer player and sprinter when he was a schoolboy. But he soon came across and was intrigued by an article on Muhammad Ali. The impetus to box was also provided by his older brother Zaid who was a good amateur boxer. Kalule trained and practiced with his brother. Though Kalule is right-handed, he largely took on the boxing stance of Zaid who was a southpaw. Kalule would develop a good jab and hook.

While on a Uganda boxing team tour in Scandinavia, early in 1976, Kalule met Danish promoter Mogens Palle who offered to place him in the professional ranks. Within a month, Kalule left Uganda for Denmark, together with his wife Ziyada, daughters Marian and Zajida. Offspring later born, in Denmark included daughter Dauswa and son Sadat. Pressure

Fighting for His Family The Billy Miske Story

download (56)Billy Miske, a middleweight of St. Paul, Minn., has arrived in the city. He has issued a challenge to any of the boys of his weight.” (Milwaukee Free-Press, September 14, 1913)

One of the biggest, bravest men in history stood just six feet tall and weighed around 160 pounds. Pasty white, knobby knees, and fists that flew faster than even his nickname insinuated: the St. Paul Thunderbolt.

Billy Miske was a boxer, a man greased with grit and determination. Born in 1894, his glory years were destined to fall in decades rife with penny-pinching and hungry mouths. He married, had kids, and was broke. Dead broke.

But Miske used the skills God gave him to make ends meet: he bawled his fists and thrashed opponent after opponent in the ring. His style was orthodox; not sexy, not flashy, but quick and decisive. Each jab, each hook, each uppercut was thrown with purpose, whether they landed or not. In preparation for each fight, Miske would literally punch himself in his own jaw 10 times a day.

Miske fought toe-to-toe with some of the greatest boxers of the era:

Why Boxing Is On Its Way Out

download (57)The age of heavyweights ruled the world. People from all over the globe traveled to Las Vegas and other popular cities to watch massive, hulking men duke it out in the ring. Now, however, the heavyweight champs are a thing of the past. Few consumers are willing to pay top dollar to watch relatively unknown boxers dance around each other for twelve rounds. This is especially true now that the biggest names in boxing are all lightweights or welterweights.

Surprisingly, however, the thirst for live action has only continued to surge. People may not be watching boxing, but they still appreciate a good cage fight. More viewers are coming to respect the unique challenges of fighters engaging in a mixed, martial arts style. They know that the can see grapplers, boxers, wrestlers and other professionals pit their skills against each other in a challenge that is much strategy and good sense as it is physical strength.

If you want to participate in this sport, you will find that it is surprisingly easy to get into. The training, however, will be long and hard and guaranteed

How to Box – 15 Boxing Tips

download (54)Boxing involves mostly punching and defense. It may not sound very complicated, but training to knock an opponent out requires complication and sweating off those muscles to a huge extent. Here are a few tips to help in training, improve your punch and develop your defense.

• While training the most important thing to remember is to drink lots of water. All that sweat that is getting dispensed from your body makes you dehydrated and you will not have the energy to workout. So, stay hydrated.

• Make friends and be humble. Do not hesitate to ask anyone for boxing tips. The more you know about another’s technique the more you learn about your weaknesses.

• Do not push yourself to the limit from day one. Start from the bottom and increase your capacity one day at a time. Make your training fun and worthwhile. Pushing yourself over the edge could make you quit quickly.

• Punch light and sharp! Make your workout more valuable by following these two simple rules. This will allow more bag time and you will also have the energy to do so.

Pole Dancing for Health and Fitness

download (53)The combination of acrobatics, muscle-building and toning exercises is a characteristic of pole dancing. It would suffice to know pole dancing benefits to the body to prove pole dancing is as effective as a gym workout.

There are still people who think pole dancing is merely about doing twirls, bends, and poses on a pole, but little do some people know that these are exercises not easy to do. Aerobics make your heart muscles stronger and your cells more oxygenated. The more the heart pumps, the more efficient the blood circulation is throughout the body. The fats are broken down and the calories are used as an energy source as you do the intensive exercises. This sport is one effective way to lose weight.

Since it can also include anaerobic exercises, your muscles, especially in the back, upper and lower extremities, are toned. In addition, it can improve your flexibility since it involves a variety of range-of-motion exercises. It can improve your posture, too, as it helps strengthen your back muscles, so you can say no more to slouching.

Climbing the pole is that one seemingly

Three Reasons to Watch the Nutcracker Ballet

download (52)Nothing rings in the holidays like The Nutcracker ballet. The music is synonymous with the holiday season, and the story is as popular as the “Night Before Christmas.” Not to mention, it is one of the most famous ballets of all time. This ballet has earned global recognition due to the hundreds of performances that take place every year across the world.

The Story

The story takes place on Christmas Eve when a family celebrates the holiday and decorates their tree. The crafty godfather to Clara and Fritz presents the children with their Christmas gifts. When the children fall asleep, the young girl has a dream that a nutcracker comes to life. The Nutcracker and Clara go on an adventure and have to fight off the likes of the evil mouse king and his army of rodents. Afterward, these two protagonists turn into a prince and a princess. This is a performance that weaves artistic ability and storytelling, as it is a wonderful story made all the better with music and dancing.

The Music and Dance

The Nutcracker ballet is a Russian play originally choreographed by Marius