In the male category, boxers qualify from three streams. There is AIBA Open boxing (AOB) which was formerly called AIBA amateur boxing, there is the World Series of Boxing (WSB) which is semi-professional team boxing and AIBA Professional Boxing (APB) which is their professional arm of the sport. As a result of this expansion, there have been several rule changes in the sport over the past few years and another important change seems to be in the offing. AIBA has stated that it believes that like many other sports, their professionals should be allowed to participate in the Olympics, but although the Games are not far away, it is still not clear how this is going to be done. AIBA has, however, called an Extraordinary General meeting on June 1, to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland, to discuss and vote on a proposal that would allow this to happen. AIBA Statute 13 (J) at this time effectively prohibits boxers who have competed in non-AIBA professional boxing from going to the Olympics. The proposal to be voted on at the meeting, is to delete this statute, which will in turn allow for professional boxers to participate. RULE CHANGES VALID ARGUMENTS Next to track and field, boxing is one of the most popular sports in the Olympic Games and over the past year, boxers from all over the world have been trying to qualify for the Games in Rio. The boxing programme will run from August 6- 21, and will be held in Pavilion 6, of the Rio Centro Arena. Many years ago, National Federations could enter any boxer they thought to be good enough to attend the games, but this has changed, and the sport is now allotted 250 athletes, 204 men and 36 women, by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The men box in 10 weight divisions and women in three. At last count the International Boxing Association (AIBA) had 195 members, so it can be seen how keen the competition is to get on to the list for the Games. It is expected that the statute will be removed, after which AIBA will make a ruling on just what will happen. There are valid arguments for and against professional boxers being allowed to participate in the Games at this time, and no doubt the debate will get more intense after June 1. To date, 201 boxers from 58 countries have qualified for the Games. The other remaining places will be decided in three more tournaments. The final tournament for females, the Women’s World Championships, was held in Astania took place in Astana, Kazakhstan. Jamaica had an entrant, flyweight Sara-Joy Rae, who lives in Switzerland. She, however, lost in the first round to Yana Burym of Belarus. The men have two more tournaments, one AOB and the other APB. The AOB tournament will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan from June 16-26. The dates and venue for the APB tournament, which is for the professional boxers, is to be announced. This will quite likely happen shortly after the June 1 vote.
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Dear Editor,Guyana is in an extremely horrendous situation where criminal enterprise is concerned. I make this remark based on the facts before me – criminal rampaging is at an all-time high, with each passing day seeing more daring and ghoulish acts being committed on the hapless populace.Crime has gripped the Guyanese society with a crippling deadly effect and if it is not dealt with immediately we would be stuck in this hell hole for a very long time. That is why I commend the Guyana Police for their alert and quick response to the six criminals now in custody; it is now left to the justice system to do their part in putting them away securely in a place where they cannot do harm or cause destruction to normal society. These guys are abnormally sick individuals and they have no place being among normal people. You would admit that these bandits were well armed and in criminal pursuit of things ghoulish and deadly. That mini-arsenal is testimony to the fact. This is purposeful criminal enterprise meant to create mass destruction and mayhem in society. This is the Guyana we are forced to live in, criminal and violent.Now, for a small struggling society such as ours, citizens should not, I repeat, should not be held ransom by such violence and backwardness. Honest, peaceful, law abiding citizens must be set free from such vile individuals at all cost.You must realise also that criminal behaviour does not stop there, It has the rippling effect of scaring away possible investors to our country, no one would want to invest in a country were crime and fear is so pervasive. Investing in such an environment is fraught with untold danger and huge risks for the investor. The sum total of it all is that our country remains isolated and stagnated and the whole nation suffers immensely.More time or stiffer penalties must be given to these armed bandits, and in this regard our archaic laws must be amended to bring it in line with present day happenings. At the moment sentencing for armed robberies is innocuous and bandits are getting away with “murder.”You would have noticed that the latest capture and arrest of criminals – most of those captured are repeat offenders – some of them released back into the society for capital offences. One of the reasons they are able to get back into society so quickly is the fact that our laws are not strong enough to deal with these offences. Our laws have to be more stringent and updated to keep these menaces in the place they rightfully belong. I am speaking of having them spend a very long time away in prison, enough time for them to sit and mend their horrific lifestyle.My advice on time spent in incarceration that should be wholly dependent on the recovery of the weapons used to commit the crime. If the weapons are recovered then some time should be deducted; however, if the weapons aren’t recovered, then the decision should be life imprisonment. Society must be rid of this menace called armed robbery.An accurate account has to be made of criminals in our country. A registry of records which would enable law enforcement in the successful tracking of criminals, as well as for later use in our courts, when they come up for sentencing.With these measures in place we would see a drastic reduction in the crime rate if not seeing closure to it altogether.Regards,Neil Adams
Shyanne Davies-Isadore, 14 years of age of Grande Prairie, has been located at a residence in Grande Prairie.Davies-Isadore was reported missing to police after not returning home from Crystal Park School on March 22nd. Police have learned that Davies-Isadore was staying at a friend’s home until parents at the residence learned that she was missing after hearing a missing persons report.They promptly notified the mother of Davies-Isadore and returned her to her family.- Advertisement -The Grande Prairie RCMP would like to thank the public for their diligence and cooperation with the investigation.
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The Rural Dividend encourages economic diversification through community capacity building, workforce development, community and economic development, and business sector development.The Government of British Columbia has committed to extending the $25-million-per-year Rural Dividend to 2021-22.The Rural Dividend is one aspect of the government’s rural development mandate, which commits to making rural communities more resilient.BC Rural Dividend Program: www.gov.bc.ca/ruraldividendAdvertisement CHETWYND, B.C. – The Government of British Columbia is providing $978,082 for seven projects in the Peace region under the BC Rural Dividend Program.According to the Government, almost $19 million in 153 single applicant and partnership project grants are being awarded to eligible local governments, First Nations and not-for-profit organizations through the Rural Dividend Program.These grants help fund projects that support economic development and diversification in rural communities throughout the province. Grants can be up to $100,000 for a single applicant project or up to $500,000 for partnership projects.- Advertisement -“This funding supports the diverse needs of small communities throughout the province and the people who live in them,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “Our government is getting results for people in every region, creating jobs and enhancing everyday services and amenities for families around the province.”As well, the Government shares over $4.6 million in grants are being provided to the program’s special circumstances stream to support 23 applicants responding to economic challenges resulting from the loss of a main employer or the impacts of a natural disaster.Additionally, $673,124 were awarded through the project development stream to communities around the province to complete preliminary work to support future projects.Advertisement
Robin van Persie scored his first goal for Fenerbahce on Thursday night.The former Arsenal and Manchester United star was among the substitutes for the Europa League play-off first leg at Atromitos Athens having struggled with a calf injury since his move from Old Trafford.But he wasted no time in making his mark after being introduced in the 80th minute, powering home a header with only his second touch to earn his new side a 1-0 win.Check out the goal above.
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A man has been convicted of orally raping and sexually assaulting a female housemate in the house they shared in Donegal.The 38-year-old man had pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to the charges that were alleged to have taken place on October 30, 2010. The jury of five women and seven men returned its unanimous guilty verdict on day-ten of the trial following two and half hours of deliberations.Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy thanked the jury for its service and remanded the man in continuing custody to March next for sentence.MAN FOUND GUILTY OF SEX ATTACK ON HOUSEMATE IN DONEGAL was last modified: January 24th, 2012 by StephenShare 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)
CASTAIC – While thousands of other riders were still enjoying an afternoon of music and motorcycles, Jim McClain of Riverside watched in disbelief as his custom ride – a royal blue creation with flames gracing the tank – disappeared toward the freeway. As he watched, two officers in the Los Angeles County Office of Public Safety, which patrols county parks, did nothing to try to catch the fleeing thieves, McClain said. With thousands of motorcyclists riding in the area at the same time, the officers may have weighed public safety against a chase to recover a treasured motorcycle, officials said. McClain and his wife, Stacy, were participants in Sunday’s Love Ride, a fundraiser that drew 22,000 motorcycle enthusiasts to Castaic Lake. Directed to park their $25,000 bike on a lawn area near the entrance to the lake, the McClains went into the event, emerged a few hours later and found their parking space empty. “When we came out to leave at 2:45 p.m., our beautiful bike was gone. I cannot express to you the utter disbelief and gut-wrenching sorrow we felt,” McClain wrote in an e-mail to the Daily News. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “My wife and I love to go to Laughlin and other motorcycle events,” he said, contacted Wednesday at his home. “Those were our vacations from the kids.” McClain added that his insurance company had recently informed him that it no longer covered custom-built motorcycles. While McClain spoke with park officers who arrived in a patrol car, a friend spotted the McClains’ bike traveling down the road in front of them. “The thief was riding right past us on the main street, just off the grass parking area, about 60 yards (away),” McClain said. “They didn’t do anything. I couldn’t hear what they were saying on the radio because they had earpieces, but the bike went right past all the cops in the intersection. I asked them to get in their radio car and (give) chase … because he was right there, and they said no, just stay here. The bike went through three intersections where there were radio cars and cops.” The park officers called the command post that supervised law-enforcement officers working the ride, but the report didn’t get to sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers until the motorcycle had passed, officials said. “Our officers were not in a position to respond,” said Lt. Randy Budd of the Los Angeles County Office of Public Safety. “Within that venue (at Castaic), it could take 10 to 15 minutes, weaving in and out of the bikes, to get to medical emergencies. At that time, there were thousands of bikes leaving the location. Those officers were in radio communications with the CHP, and our units were right there. He (McClain) wanted us to stop traffic and check each bike.” “It is the nature of police officers to take action,” said Capt. Paul Gallo, commander of the park police office in Castaic. “I have all faith and confidence in my officers to take action, but not being there, I can’t tell right now if it might have been a safety issue. Do we want our officers potentially causing a traffic accident by running after a bike? I feel bad that the patron lost the motorcycle, but public safety outweighs a property crime.” Nevertheless, Gallo said he planned a further investigation. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!