He lost to eventual gold medalistHenry Tillmanat the Olympic trials after meetingEvander Holyfieldfor the first time at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Heres the full text of the letter: Dear Mike Tyson, USA Boxing trains and develops the United States Olympic Boxing Team. We have been working hard to develop athletes to compete for our country in the 2016 Olympics. We provide structure for many young athletes in poorer communities who are in dire need of guidance. We try to help our young men and women develop their boxing skills, and try to teach them values, a moral code, and the skills necessary to have a life after boxing. Iron Mike Productions is offering money to our best athletes to turn professional. Many of these youngsters are living in poverty. These young boxers are foregoing their Olympic hopes and the hopes of our nation in exchange for a professional boxing contract now. You are offering these athletes pennies on the dollar of what they could be worth with an Olympic medal, or even potentially just being an Olympian. You are also undermining the next United States Olympic Boxing Team in the process. Mike, USA Boxing does not have the funds to compete with your offers. If you have money and would like to assist these young athletes and the sport, you should donate for athlete stipends to support the training of these boxers and help your country regain its prominence on the medal stand. Please do not take them from us. If they win a medal for their country, you can always sign them to professional contracts at that time.
“We want to be competitive and we want to increase our overall performance in the Olympic games,” said USA Boxing executive director Anthony Bartkowski. “This is a new strategy of trying to make sure our Olympic-aged athletes are not poached by promoters. In the past, USA Boxing was passive and just accepted it.” Tyson isn’t the only promoter trying to lure amateurs to the pros. Last month, DiBella Entertainment said it signed highly touted 17-year-old Junior “Sugar Boy” Younan from New York to a contract and said he would make his pro debut in late October or early November, after he turned 18. Boxing promoters have long trolled the amateur ranks looking for talent, especially in recent years as the lure of Olympics gold has faded for many fighters. Winning the Olympics was once a guaranteed way to make millions, but as the U.S. Olympic boxing teams have faded so have the prospects for Olympic fighters. The last American man to win an Olympic gold in boxing was Andre Ward in 2004, and last year’s team in London didn’t win a medal of any color. USA Boxing, meanwhile, has undergone a series of shakeups and its funding has been cut by the U.S. Olympic Committee. The executive director of the USOC said Tuesday that boxing which was once dominated by Americans is still trying to find a way to replicate earlier successes. “Boxing is one of those sports that I think we have a very rich tradition in, but not a lot of current performance,” Scott Blackmun said.
USA Graphite to Commence Exploration at Nevada Graphite Properties
“The event is going to be held on Sunday, and they are expecting a lot of people to go which is great. It’s beautiful,” added the former Miss Connecticut Erin. More About Miss USA Erin Brady The 25-year-old stunner grew up in East Hampton, Connecticut. Before she won the title of Miss USA, she worked as a financial accountant. At the age of 17, she moved out on her own, to which Erin cited as one of her biggest achievements to date. She loves running, cooking and skiing. As a matter of fact Erin is training for her marathon which is scheduled next year. Erin was the first person in her family to get a college degree. She graduated from Central Connecticut State University in finance and a minor in criminal justice. As Miss USA, Erin will be representing breast and ovarian cancer education, prevention and awareness. She will work with organisations like Susan G. Komen, Gilda’s Club and the National Ovarian Cancer Alliance.
Tyson accused of poaching fighters by USA Boxing
USA Graphite to Commence Exploration at Nevada Graphite Properties Press Release: USA Graphite Inc. 21 hours ago LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwired – Oct 1, 2013) – USA Graphite Inc. ( OTCQB : USGT ) (“USA Graphite”), a publicly traded U.S. exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration, and development of graphite properties in North America, is pleased to announce that it will immediately launch an initial exploration program for its current portfolio of graphite properties in Nevada. The program is expected to include detailed surface mapping, historic data compilation, and planning prior to a comprehensive exploration and drill program on one or more initial targets. “USA Graphite has assembled an excellent portfolio of graphite exploration properties right here in the United States where, if successfully developed, they could help build a more reliable supply of this essential commodity for our own domestic market,” stated Wayne Yamamoto, President and CEO of USA Graphite. “I look forward to building corporate momentum as we ramp up exploration activities at our Nevada properties and also hope to add new critical personnel on the ground and in the office to help lead our strategic planning and exploration teams in the near future.” Global demand for large flake graphite has been rising for use in many new technology applications, such as lithium-ion and vanadium batteries, fuel cells, semiconductors, transistors, graphene, touch screens, photovoltaic (PV) cells, spintronics, superconductivity, sensors, DNA sequencing, nuclear power generation, and wind power. Lithium-ion batteries, widely used in electronics like cell phones, power tools and notebook computers contain almost twenty times (20x) more graphite than lithium. According to a 2012 research report from investment banker Canaccord Genuity, “Annual flake graphite production will have to increase by a factor of six by 2020 to meet incremental lithium carbonate requirements for batteries.” China and India account for the majority of the world’s graphite supply with China accounting for 70-80%. Most of China’s current graphite production is considered lower grade small flake. China is a net importer of large flake graphite and has imposed strict export restrictions and quotas to retain its own graphite resources. Natural graphite is not currently mined in the United States in commercial quantities. About USA Graphite: USA Graphite is a publicly traded U.S. exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration, and development of graphite properties in North America.
Miss Teen USA: Screamed upon learning she was ‘sextortion’ victim
Fears about such hacking are not misplaced. Last month, it was reported that some high-end televisions with built-in cameras could be turned on without the viewers knowing. Security cameras, lights, heating control systems and even door locks and windows are now increasingly coming with features that allow users to control them remotely. Without proper security controls, there’s little to stop hackers from invading users’ privacy, stealing personal information or spying on people. FTC cracks down on hacked video camera maker Abrahams is a computer science student. His arrest came six months after Wolf alerted authorities to the “sextortion” scheme. Authorities executed a search warrant at Abrahams’ home on June 4, at which time he “voluntarily agreed to speak” with a pair of FBI agents. Describing himself in that interview as a college freshman who was good with computers, a criminal complaint said, he admitted using malware and his expertise to “watch his victims change their clothes and … use the photographs against them.” When he admitted what he’d done, Abrahams said he had 30 to 40 “slave computers” — or other people’s electronic devices he controlled — and has had as many as 150 total, according to the complaint. Investigators also linked him to at least eight other young women, some of them, like Wolf, from Southern California. Others were from as far away as Moldova. Rutgers Freshman’s Suicide Shows Risks of Webcams Wolf said she became aware of the hack after she got a Facebook alert that someone had tried to change her password. She then noticed other social media accounts were not “acting the same.” The pageant contestant, now attending school in New York, replied to a couple of e-mails that day in March.