14th Annual Games for Change Festival, attendees were treated to presentations by industry leaders from the festival’s three focused tracks: Games for Learning, Neurogaming & Health, and Civics & Social Issues, all of whom highlighted the impact that games are having in these major sectors. The Keynote speakers included Constance Steinkuehler, Professor of Informatics at University of California, Irvine; Moran Cerf, Professor of Neuroscience and Business at Kellogg School of Management; Michael D. Gallagher, President and CEO of the ESA; Chris Graves, Oglivy Center for Behavioral Science.
See Games for Change Awards, as well as VR For Change Summit and exclusive coverage of the 2017 Games for Change Festival , alongside an exclusive interview with Ms Susanna Pollack ,President of Games for Change festival. See more of Games for Change Awards, as well as VR For Change Summit in World Liberty TV Gaming Channel by clicking here.
In 1985, Hall of Fame boxer Michael Spinks became the first light-heavyweight champion to also win the heavyweight title.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, on July 13, 1956, Michael Spinks won the middleweight gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. As a professional, Spinks became one of boxing’s greatest light-heavyweight fighters of all time, winning the belt in 1981. In 1985, he made history when he beat Larry Holmes for the heavyweight crown, the first light-heavyweight ever to win the belt. Spinks retired in 1988 and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1994.
Following the Olympics, Spinks went professional. Packing a devastating right hand dubbed the “Spinks Jinx,” the young fighter quickly climbed the ranks of the light-heavyweight division.
In 1981, after a series of big victories, Spinks decisioned champ Eddie Mustafa Muhammad to win the World Boxing Association title, and two years later he captured the World Boxing Commission crown to become the undisputed light-heavyweight champion.
In a surprising move, Spinks then jumped to the heavyweight division in an attempt to become the first light-heavyweight champ to also secure the heavyweight belt. In 1985 he got his title shot and notched a victory over the heavily favored International Boxing Federation champion, Larry Holmes. At the time, Holmes was 48-0 and just one win shy of tying Rocky Marciano’s undefeated record. Seven months later Spinks validated the title win with a second defeat of Holmes.
After losing his title in 1987, Spinks stepped into the ring against undefeated and undisputed heavyweight champ, Mike Tyson, in 1988. Spinks suffered a punishing loss, getting knocked out just 91 seconds into the contest. It was Spinks’s first and only professional defeat. Immediately following the bout, Spinks announced his retirement.
Spinks finished his career with a 31-1 record, with 21 knockout victories. In 1994 he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
We had the pleasure of meeting Michael Spinks in New York City ,where he was celebrating his 61st Birthday with his Brother Leon Spinks , Former Heavyweight Boxing Champions who was one of the boxers to beat Muhammad Ali and also birthday party for ILYASAH SHABAZZ ,Daughter of Malcolm X,see more in our World Liberty TV ,by Clicking here.
ZGuards, a sportswear performance company, has taken the compressive sports sleeve market to the next level with the introduction of the ZGuards SmartSleeve. This all-in-one sports sleeve, along with protecting the arm and stimulating muscles, is embedded with proprietary technology that allows users to scan the sleeve with their smartphone, tablet or watch for customizable online content. Along with its obvious benefits as a useful sports accessory, the SmartSleeve is also an innovative and engaging marketing tool as ZGuards is positioning the product as an effective way for brands to tell their story and engage their customers.
ZGuards demonstrated the SmartSleeve’s many benefits surrounded by New York Yankee greats including Rubén Sierra, at a product launch event at Yankee Stadium on July 25, 2017. Distinguished guests included original Shark Tank investor Kevin Harrington along with a host of CEOs, CMOs and other marketing professionals intrigued by the product’s possibilities as a marketing tool.
The Z Guards Marketing event took place at Yankee Stadium, Private suites ,where close to 100 guests were in attendance ,enjoying food and drinks and enjoying the Yankees play Cincinnati Reds and beat them 4-2 ,John Starks Former NY Knicks Player and Reuben Sierra Former Yankees player were in attendance to help promote the Zguards, other dignitaries included investors, friends and family members.
The National Hispanic Business Group’s 32nd Annual Gala 2017 was held at Cipriani Wall Street NY ,with over 300 people in attendance , The Following were honored: Hispanic Achievement in Government Award Wendy Garcia, Chief Diversity Officer ,Office of the New York City Comptroller .Corporate Appreciation Award to Susan Hogan, Supplier Diversity Manager Procumbent Organization,Public Service Enterprise Group Inc, (PSEG).Corporate Hispanic Advocacy Award to Mayra Maisch, Vice President head of America’s real estate development ,Goldman Sachs and Co. Public sector Appreciation Award, to Anthony Peterson, Director Diversity Program , Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority.
Lisa Mateo ,Host Celebrity taste makers Reporter, PIX 11 Morning News , was the Emcee for the event. Chef Ricardo Cardona was the guest chef ,music by Charan Salsa and Scholarships were presented to 3 students.
We had the pleasure of interviewing Chairman of The National Hispanic Business Group’s Mr Jesus Linares, see what he what he had to say .
The National Hispanic Business Group (NHBG) was founded in 1985 by a group of prominent Hispanic entrepreneurs with a vision to create an organization entrusted with developing opportunities for Hispanic Businesses. Our goal is to seek out and expand our opportunities for its members by fostering dialogue and economic exchange with the Public and Private sectors, while supporting social change and community empowerment.
Patek Philippe is delighted to present The Art of Watches, Grand Exhibition New York 2017 which will took place from July 13th – 23rd, 2017 at Cipriani 42nd Street® in New York.
The 10-day public exhibition will showcase Patek Philippe’s tradition of high-precision watch manufacturing, an insight into the company’s 178-year history as well as its heritage in the domain of Haute Horlogerie. Visitors will have the opportunity to discover the world of the last privately family owned Geneva watch company from the inside.