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Interview with Bob Duffy Ring 8 VBA Boxing Organization President-2016

A Message from out  going President  Bob Duffy of Ring 8 Veterans Boxing Association

To My Dear friends & Family

I want to you for coming Ring 8 Annual Holiday & Award Dinner.

It’s a special day which we acknowledge our boxing friends and family for their many accomplishments to a sport that is most dear to us.It’s our, Ring 8 ,way of saying “thank you”.For me personally ,I take pride in keeping the spirit of the Ring 8 alive with these outstanding award winners .Congratulations to all of you.

As you already know I will be stepping down as the president of Ring 8 at the end of this month.Jack Hirsch will be stepping in as the new President and he will carry on with the duties and the responsibilities of running this prestigious organization. With an outstanding Board of Directors,I can only see better things in our future.

As a past president I will be in the company of a great many past presidents ,Bobby Bartels,Hennie Wallitsch, Patsy  Giovannelli,Tio Raino and Ruby Goldstein to name a few.

There are a great many things we were able to accomplish to keep the organization driving but the one I hold dear is the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame.It was a dream of my good friend Tony Mazzarella and with due diligence from the Board of Directors we were able to make it a reality. Already we will be honoring our 6th class in April 2017,Also I want to thank Ron McNair,Emma Elizondo and the late Joe Dwyer, who opened the door to me at my first holiday party in 1986at the Waterfront Crabhouse.Loving the sport of boxing ,it was there that I became addicted to being in the company of great men and women who served the sport in many capacities and now became my extended family .

Lastly and most important I want to extend a deep appreciation to mary ,my wife for 44 years,who has always there for me during my tenure and worked behind the scenes of Ring 8’s many accomplishments ,I truly would not have accomplished all that Ring 8 did if it wasn’t for my wife. Mary thank you and I love you. Also ,a special call out to my daughters, Merrillen,Margaret and Michelle who too was always there for Ring 8,putting in countless hours of administrative support over the years. Thank you and I love you allfor always being there for me.And finally it’s all about… VETERANS BOXING ASSOCIATION RING 8/NY “BOXERS HELPING BOXERS

God Bless you all

Bob Duffy.

World Liberty TV , & its Executive Producer Dr. Abbey like to thank Mr Duffy for his kind invites throughout the years to cover the Ring 8 Events, Meetings as well as New York State Boxing Hall of Fame events, we wish Mr Duffy a great retirement, and welcome a great man Jack Hirsch who will be Ring President Effective Jan 1st 2017.

Interview with Jon Bon Jovi Rock Star and Chairman JBJ Soul Foundation @ CGI -2016

Self-reliance, optimism, and community are key concepts Jon Bon Jovi embodies in his music and charitable efforts. These common threads have resulted in heightened awareness on issues that adversely impact our society, as well as millions of dollars raised. Bon Jovi is the frontman of the iconic, Grammy Award-winning band, Bon Jovi, who have set the bar for over three decades as one of the most successful rock bands in the world. Globally, they have sold more than 130 million albums, performing more than 2,900 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 37.5 million fans. Bon Jovi is also the chairman of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing about positive change and helping the lives of those in need, “one SOUL at a time.” The Soul Foundation funds partnerships that address the issues of hunger and shelter, benefiting temporary shelters, transitional housing for teens, permanent supportive housing—including housing for veterans and special needs populations—as well as providing home ownership opportunities. In October 2011, the foundation opened the first JBJ Soul Kitchen in Red Bank, New Jersey to address issues of food insecurity, and has since served over 50,000 meals. Staying true to Bon Jovi’s roots, the foundation aided in local recovery efforts in the days following Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The following year, Bon Jovi donated $1 million to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.

World Liberty TV, Team was on hand at the last Clinton Global Initiative  Meeting NYC -2016, and the Clinton Global Citizen Awards NYC-2016, where we had the pleasure of speaking and interviewing ,Legendary Rock star and Turned Humanitarian , see what he had to say to our World Liberty TV, audience, right here in our World Liberty TV, Entertainment Channels.

NY BORINQUENEERS Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony NYC-2016

The 65th U.S. Army Infantry Regiment –also know as el sesento y cinco de infanteria, originated as a Puerto Rican outfit in the form of the battalion of Porto Rican volunteers (May 20, 1899) in the aftermath of Spanish-American war 1898.In 1908 ,and by then a regiment ,the unit officially became part of the U.S. Army .It came to be known as the Porto Rican Regiment. During WWI the regiment was sent to the Canal Zone  in 1920,the unit’s name changed to the 65th Infantry Regiment ,U.S. Army .

The BORINQUENEERS were honored in the following groups:

World War 11: Distinguished Service Cross Silver Stars,44 Bronze Stars,  117 Purple Hearts,

Korean War : battle participation credits: UN Defense -1950,  UN Offense -1950,

Chinese Communist Forces (CCF) Intervention-1950, First UN Counterattack Offensive -1951,  UN and CCF Spring Offensive-1951,  UN Summer –Fall  Offensive -1951,

2nd Korean Winter 1951-52,  Korean Summer –Fall -1952,  3rd Korean Winter -1952-53,

1 Medal of Honor –MSG Juan E.Negron (Ret.), 12 Distinguished Service Crosses,

253 Silver Stars, 1,146 Bronze Stars, 2,271 Purple Hearts,

Korean War Unit Citations, Presidential Citations,  Korea Presidential Citations and Army Meritorious Unit Commendations,.

World Liberty TV, Team was on hand to cover this great event honoring The Puerto-Rican Veterans with the Congressional Gold Medals, see these brave men and women honored for their bravery  From The 65th Infantry  Regiment  US Army.See World Liberty TV,Latino Channel.

The 67th Annual Christopher Awards NYC-2016

BY: Liliana Rocio Suarez, Senior Editor For World Liberty TV 67TH ANNUAL CHRISTOPHER AWARD WINNERS HIGHLIGHT FAMILY, FAITH, COMMUNITY, AND SOCIAL ISSUES Creators of films, TV programs and books were  honored at the Christopher Awards on May 19th Country music icon Dolly Parton, silver screen legend Sylvester Stallone, and popular comedian Jim Gaffigan are just a...
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19th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade /57th Annual PR Day Parade of NY Gala-2014



Lead Events Include the 152nd Street Festival,

Rising Star Challenge and the Annual Mass

Parade Organizers Encourage Community to Participate in Food Drive and

Extend an Invitation to Puerto Rican Veterans

May 29, 2014, New York City – This weekend marks the kick-off of the newly revamped National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP); one that will focus on celebrating Puerto Rican arts, culture and education with pride, dignity and honor. The following provides details on the key events for Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1, including calls-to-action for the Puerto Rican community:

152 Street Festival: A Cultural Celebration for the Entire Family that Aims to Help Feed Our Neighbors

The 152nd Street Festival takes place between Jackson and Union Streets in the Bronx, from 11am to 3pm, on Saturday, May 31st. Activities will include musical and dance performances, a Children’s Pavilion with activities just for kids and a workout led by Olympian and professional boxer, Felix Verdejo. In partnership with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, the Parade will be conducting a food drive and is encouraging the public to bring non-perishable food items for donation. Goya Foods has pledged to match donations collected with up to 5,000 pounds of product. Donations will go to Latino communities to help fight food insecurity.

NPRDP Rising Star Challenge Promotes Professional Development and Empowerment in our Youth

The inaugural Rising Stars Challenge, in partnership with Macy’s and Siempre Mujer magazine, will take place at the Macy’s Queens Center, Woman’s Department on the second floor, beginning at 2pm, on Saturday, May 31st. This will be the final round of the scholarship competition, where one young lady and one young man will be crowned as Princess and Prince of this year’s Parade.

Annual Parade Mass – Uniting the Religious Community in Worship and Thanksgiving

The Annual Parade Mass at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral will begin at 4pm on Sunday, June 1. As part of the food drive in partnership with Catholic Charities, the Parade encourages those attending the Mass to bring non-perishable food items, which will be collected at the Mass.

Encouraging Puerto Rican Veterans to Join in Honoring the Historic 65th Infantry Regiment

The 2014 National Puerto Rican Day Parade will take place on Sunday, June 8th at 11am on New York’s Fifth Avenue, from E 44th to E 79th Streets. The NPRDP invites all Puerto Rican veterans to march in this year’s Parade. To participate veterans can register on the Parade website,, and bring the registration number to a tent on the corner of 6th Avenue and 46th Street to participate.

World Liberty TV, Team was on Hand to cover the 19th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade /57th Annual PR Day Parade of NY Gala-2014, see the organizers, honoree’s guests and many more , Exclusively in our World Liberty TV Latino Channel.

SOL REPUBLIC co-founder and CMO Seth Combs Headphone presentation at NY Internet week-2014

Founded in 2011, SOL REPUBLIC is a global consumer electronics company dedicated to enhancing people’s lives through better-sounding headphones and accessories. We are music fanatics who develop products from the ground up to make headphones and speakers that look, sound and feel unlike anything else in the market.

Consumer electronics veterans Kevin Lee, Scott Hix and Seth Combs share a vision of ridding the world of hollow-sounding headphones and to make great sound attainable for everyone.

SOL REPUBLIC celebrates the people who make music, love music and are devoted to music. We are committed to creating a community where music fans, athletes and all dreamers are welcome to put a voice to their ideas, share their sound, and be heard.

SOL REPUBLIC headphones and accessories can be found in over 18,000 retail locations throughout 56 countries.

Interview with Helen Patton of Patton Publishing and the Granddaughter of General Patton at The BEA NY Show 2012

The new book by photographers Robert Miller and Andrew Wakeford presents vignettes representing a cross-section of living war veterans who have made personal sacrifices and, in many cases, have undergone the horrors of combat. The authors approached this project with a desire to recognize these servicemen and women visually through portrait-quality photos combined with personal remembrances of their individual experiences and service to their country.
Miller and Wakeford spent over two years interviewing more than 150 vets from five different wars. Among the more than 70 veterans represented in Portraits of Service, some are famous and some are homeless, but they all have one very important thing in common: they put their lives on the line for freedom.
World Liberty TV Book Review team was on hand to interview Ms. Helen Patton, the Granddaughter of General Patton at the BEA 2012.