Holocaust 'hero' Sir Nicholas Winton dies aged 106
Sir Nicholas Winton, who organised the rescue of 669 children destined for Nazi concentration camps, has died aged 106.
Sir Nicholas, then a stockbroker, arranged for trains to carry Jewish children out of occupied Prague.
The prime minister described him as a "great man" and the chief rabbi praised his "exceptional courage".
He died on the anniversary of the departure of a train in 1939 carrying the largest number of children -Continue Reading
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Congratulations, America: obesity is the new normal.
Two-thirds of U.S. women and three-quarters of U.S. men are overweight or obese, according to a study released by JAMA Internal Medicine. The study discovered that the number of obese Americans outnumbers the number of Americans who are simply overweight.
African-American men and women were most likely to be 'extremely' obese, with 57% of African-American women now falling into the category.
As an issue of publicContinue Reading
Not Self Defense Advice Fridays: Ice Cream Truck
Social experiment to see if kids would get into an ice cream truck. Would yours?
Andrey Karimov of Siberian Cossack Systema will be coming to the U.S. at the end of this year. The following is my review of the recent Siberian Cossack Systema seminar in St. Petersburg, May 2015. There were parts I enjoyed, and there were parts that were disappointing.
On the first day of the event, there was registration and dancing, with a little bit of martial arts mixed in. Interesting approach to tie dancing to fighting. It encourages footwork and movement. I have not seen that at other schools and seminars.
The first days of the event were mostly focused on dancing and its connection to fighting. At one point, Andrey Karimov brought me to the front of the class to try a takedown while we used theContinue Reading
Pacquiao faces 32 lawsuits in alleged 'fraud of the century' fight against Mayweather
Mayweather-Pacquiao fight a 'cash grab,' lawsuit alleges
Boxing fans across the country and their lawyers are calling the hyped-up fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. a fraud and want their money back, and then some.
At least 32 class action lawsuits allege Pacquiao should have disclosed a shoulder injury to boxing fans before the fight,Continue Reading
I stopped training at this club last year due to injuries, not being able to afford it anymore and a bit disappointed with the decline of Muay Thai instruction.
Still thought a review would be helpful as I haven't found any on here.
Aliveness, club has a dominant competition team. Not giving a 10 because of Muay Thai training which has variable quality and only soft sparring since mostly beginners attended.
Equipment is top of the line: ring, weights, machines, crossfit, cage, heavy bags, clean mats everywhere.
Gym size, the largest in Belgium as far as I know.
Atmosphere/attitude, friendly staff but some cliques and occasional douchebaggery, generally nice though. NoContinue Reading
Cleon Quentin Self, 38, (above, playing guard in 2012) of Moore, Oklahoma, was charged Friday in Cleveland County District Court with attempted rape, forcible sodomy and two counts of lewdContinue Reading