On November 24, 2019 the 2019WBBU “Fight to Fame BMS” World Boxing Championship and the Beijing National Fitness Boxing League competition was held. They were co-sponsored by the Beijing Boxing Association and the WBBU World Boxing Friends League. In response to the voice of the Chinese nation, the 2019WBBU, advocated for fitness for all citizens in China to become the standard for physical health.
This was the grand opening of the People’s National Peptide Golden Hall in Chaoyang District, Beijing. Boxing members and enthusiasts from all walks of life gathered together to participate in an exciting event to help the nationwide fitness boom.
Professional and amateur competitions work together to help national fitness
This event was divided into a professional competition which was the 2019WBBU “Fight to Fame BMS” World Boxing Championship and amateur competitions from the Beijing National Fitness Boxing Ranking League. The goal was to innovate the Beijing Boxing Association to allow more boxing enthusiasts to participate and attract more attention to the sport.
Fight to Fame created a unique and innovative business model of “Blockchain + Movie + Sports” with a cryptocurrency involved. Fight to Fame has attracted contestants from around the world to participate in their events and audition for their upcoming reality show to produce the next fighter action star. Fight to Fame creates a path for fighters around the world to become action stars.
The reason why “Fight to Fame BMS” was held in China for the first time at the World Championship Boxing Tournament jointly held with 2019WBBU is to make full use of the resources and platform of Fight to Fame. They want to provide more world champions and global athletes an understanding of China’s sporting spirit, sports events, and develop its international competitiveness.
At the same time, WBBU wants to use Fight to Fame BMS’s global platform as the first window of communication between China and global athletes. This will give many athletes and fighters the opportunity to go abroad on the world stage and show their strength.
There were a total of five professional competitions at the tournament. The event had 40 boxing clubs from China participate making it a highly popular event for Beijing. After a tough selection process, 12 clubs eventually were chosen to join the amateur competition. Participating club organizers provided 30 locations to watch the event, and more than 300 boxing club fans watched live.
A number of innovative measures to promote the long-term development of boxing
In order to promote the better development of boxing, the Beijing Boxing Association has developed a variety of methods, including training systems and competition systems. The training system is divided into promotion mode and quick training mode. This training system will help members of each club. The competition system is composed of two types of events: competitive events and performance events. In addition, members of competitive clubs can register for the Beijing National Fitness Boxing Ranking League, and the club’s top boxers can also register for professional competitions.
At the same time, the Beijing Boxing Association also developed a performance competition called “Competitor League”, which is mainly for the purpose of national fitness. This will help educate people on the sport to promote boxing, help national fitness, and make national fitness activities more exciting.
Famous boxers gather creating many memorable highlights
There were many highlights during the five professional competitions. Of the competitors included Chen Mingcun, who just won the WBBU Intercontinental Championship in the Philippines. Thai boxing champion CHAIYA, competed for 12 world class rounds during the event. Huo Ziqiang, a native boxer from Beijing Shichahai Sports School, also competed during the event. He fought with VACHAYAN from Thailand for 10 rounds of intercontinental boxing.
The amateur competitions also had great praise from the fans. The competitors came from the selected clubs and included movie stars, workers, teachers, students, influencers, and more. The youngest was 13 years old and the oldest was 38 years old. They all trained hard for the competition and brought a new level of excitement to the event.
Before the fights, 15-second air strikes and 15-second hand target test scores were performed. If there was a tie in the competition, the performance points determined the winner.
This event was reported on CCTV, Beijing TV Sports Channel, China Sports News, Xinhua News Agency, and more. At the same time, it was broadcasted live on the Watermelon Video. This event has surely created more attention for boxing and the advances in the sport.
SOURCE Fight to Fame
CannaTech, the Canadian Securities Exchange & OTC Markets to Convene Cannabis Industry Leaders at the First-Ever Dedicated Cannabis House in Davos
The world’s top cannabis industry leaders will convene in the first-ever dedicated Cannabis House in Davos, Switzerland, January 20-24, 2020.
The Davos Cannabis House is hosted by CannaTech the world’s premier international cannabis summit platform, in partnership with the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) and the U.S. based OTC Market Group.
The theme of this year’s World Economic Forum is Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World. The Davos Cannabis Lounge will highlight the economic role of cannabis in the future of healthcare, international trade and investment, and environmental and resource security, to create a cohesive and sustainable cannabis industry for all.
Curated for C-level executives and investors the Cannabis House will have a rich and varied program with some of the world’s foremost cannabis-related business leaders analyzing the current challenges and economic future of the hemp and cannabis industries.
Situated alongside world-leading industry and government pavilions, the Cannabis House will host numerous networking opportunities for the Davos community.
“A serious discussion of cannabis and its impact could not be timelier, and Davos is the ideal context given this year’s Sustainability theme. Partnering with the Canadian Securities Exchange and OTC Markets to host the first dedicated Davos Cannabis Lounge gives us the ability to amplify the cannabis and hemp messages and reach attendees. This year at CannaTech events from Latin America to South Africa, I witnessed the growing global industry and intense consumer interest in the hemp and cannabis markets. Today, cannabis is poised to revolutionize everything from health care to the ways people partake in leisure activities. On the global level, the threat of climate change has opened peoples’ eyes to hemp as a sustainable plant with construction, industry, and medicine. These recent developments are creating new international ecosystems that will impact everyone from farm workers in Africa to the CEOs of the world’s largest corporations. It’s time for the delegates at Davos to take part in and impact the economic development,” said Saul Kaye, founder and CEO of CannaTech and iCAN: Israel-Cannabis.
Zenabis Global Inc. Announces Transition of Chief Executive Officer with Appointment of Kevin Coft
Zenabis Global Inc. (TSX: ZENA) (“Zenabis” or the “Company“) announced today the appointment of Kevin Coft as interim Chief Executive Officer (“CEO“), effective immediately. Mr. Coft will replace Andrew Grieve as CEO, whose contract was set to expire shortly. While Mr. Grieve will be returning to his investment business, he has agreed to continue to provide Zenabis with his knowledge, expertise and guidance as a continuing member of Zenabis’ board.
Announcing the transition of responsibilities, Monty Sikka, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Zenabis, said, “The Board thanks Kevin for taking on the role of Chief Executive Officer on an interim basis. We look forward to working with him as we complete the final phase of our operational ramp-up into early 2020, and as we further consolidate our position as a leading Canadian cannabis licensed producer. Kevin has a track record as a leader in the cannabis industry, with experience as CEO in a previous iteration of the Zenabis business. We will take full advantage of his knowledge of the company and industry, as well as his steady leadership as we continue to mature as a business. In this phase of our growth, we look forward to Kevin’s leadership as we continue our search for a permanent, CPG (consumer packaged goods) and operations-focused CEO.”
The Zenabis Board has engaged Korn Ferry to assist with the hiring of a permanent CEO and expects to have a permanent CEO in place in the first quarter of 2020.
Mr. Coft was one of Zenabis’ founding members, having previously acted as CEO when it was a part of the Sun Pharm group, and before the amalgamation with Bevo Agro that created Zenabis Global Inc. In that role, he was responsible for Zenabis achieving ACMPR compliance as a Canadian cannabis licensed producer.
Mr. Coft is an operational and supply chain professional with over 30 years of international procurement, facility operations, and managerial experience. His industrial expertise covers a wide range of functions including regulatory licensing, construction, strategy, operations, logistics, warehousing, customer relationship management, and business systems. Most recently, Mr. Coft was responsible for the construction build-out of Zenabis’ facilities across Canada, as Chief Facilities Officer, including one of Canada’s largest indoor cannabis cultivation facilities, located in Atholville, New Brunswick. Previously, he held senior roles at IHL Group and Buy-Low Foods.
“Zenabis developed rapidly since its public listing, with a variety of capital raisings, large-scale construction, and most importantly, increasingly large harvests of high-quality cannabis,” said Mr. Coft. “Zenabis has come a long way in a short period of time, and I am excited about leading the team on an interim basis as we enter the next chapter of our development and seek to establish Zenabis as a cashflow positive, operationally efficient leader in the industry.”
“I am incredibly proud of the construction, licensing, and cultivation achievements of the Zenabis team during my tenure,” said Mr. Grieve. “From just over 5,000 kg of licensed cultivation capacity in January of 2019, to 57,000 kg at this time, with another 39,400 kg submitted for licensing and an incremental 14,800 kg having recently achieved substantial completion, the pace of growth has been exceptional. Kevin, leading our construction team as the Chief Facilities Officer, was instrumental in achieving that pace. I look forward to continue to serve Zenabis on the board of directors, and to continue working with the team.”
Mr. Sikka concluded, “Andrew played a pivotal role in our history. The Board thanks him for his hard work and execution of so many of our business deliverables. We now look forward continuing to deliver stakeholder value under Kevin’s leadership.”
SOURCE Zenabis Global Inc.
Chase Cooper Wins Category Award in Chartis RiskTech100®
Chase Cooper has been named award winner for the Operational Risk category in the 2020 Chartis RiskTech100® rankings.
“We are delighted to have won this award,” said John Kiddy, CEO at Chase Cooper. “It is a testament to the investments we have made in aCCelerate GRC and we are particularly pleased that Chartis have focused this year on the quantification of Operational Risk exposure. Chase Cooper’s key differentiator in the GRC marketplace is that it combines best in class qualitative and quantitative functionality to provide a complete enterprise class EGRC solution – no other EGRC player has this unique combination.”
“Quantification is an increasingly important area of innovation,” said Rob Stubbs, Head of Research at Chartis Research. “Chase Cooper’s achievements in the area of operational risk quantification were instrumental in our decision to present it with this new RiskTech100® award.”
SOURCE Chase Cooper
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