Bell set for Bellator 220

first_imgHumboldt County’s own Cass Bell will enter the octagon for the third time as a professional on Saturday when he takes on Peter Ishiguro during the preliminary card event of Bellator 220 at San Jose’s SAP Center. Bell, seen training against fellow Institute of Combat fighter Tyson Miller in the photo above, has a professional record of 2-0-0 with wins over Ty Costa and Khai Wu. His opponent tonight, Ishiguro, is 1-0-0 with a win over over Matt Hampton. The two will fight at the catchweight …last_img

Be sure to check out 2016 Ohio State Fair results at

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The OCJ and OAN staff will once again be “Feeding you the results first” presented by Kalmbach Feeds. The online coverage at will include results, photos and videos with the winning exhibitors on the day of the show. The 2016 Ohio State Fair Junior Market Show coverage dates are: • Jr. Boer Goat Show, July 23 • Jr. Market Lamb Show, July 27 • Jr. Poultry Show, Aug. 4 • Jr. Market Beef Show, Aug. 6 • Jr. Barrow Show, Aug. 5-6 • Sale of Champions, Aug. 7.last_img

Going Deep Green in Gainesville

first_imgA Florida couple originally planned an extensive remodel, but ended up committing to green deconstruction, design, and rebuildingNo matter how much the downturn rattles the housing market, location is still king, and it is such a potent factor for some homebuyers that it can make up for a host of unforeseen issues in a listing.That turned out to be the case for Claire Sever and Jeff Bunkin, who bought a house in a Gainesville, Florida, neighborhood that is close to the center of town. They originally planned an extensive remodel, but financial realities and an interest in green took them down a different path.It became apparent, for starters, that the cost of remodeling the 1,600-sq.-ft. home was comparable to the cost of building a new house. Claire and Jeff chose to do the latter. They took a decisive turn by careful deconstruction and salvaging, followed by sustainable design and building.A patient approachThe couple’s green-build odyssey, described in a recent article published by The Gainesville Sun, included the use of Bearded Brothers Solutions, a specialist in deconstruction and resale of used building materials, and a design plan that included not only energy-efficient strategies but a ranch-style exterior that meshes well with those of other homes in the neighborhood.Working with a local builder, Ivan Solbach, Clair and Jeff thought through how each room in the two-story 2,400-sq.-ft. house would be used, even after their two daughters depart for college years from now.Steel-and-Styrofoam SIPs support the building’s reflective metal roof, and the shell’s 2×4 framing is insulated with spray foam. Solbach says many clients still opt to spend money on fancy finishes, such as granite countertops, over energy-efficient extras, but the opposite was true for Clair and Jeff, who equipped their home with a solar hot-water system, a 4.69-kW photovoltaic sytstem, low-e windows, and a 1,500-gal. underground cistern that collects water for irrigating the property’s drought-tolerant indigenous plants.There’s evidence all this commitment to green will yield significant long-term benefits: As the Sun notes, the house earned a HERS index rating of 37 and has already been certified as “Florida Friendly” by, a joint program of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Program, and other state agencies.last_img read more


first_imgI’d heard rumours about the great job that the Permits medical staff do for their teams, but it wasn’t until I took a walk down to the Southern Suns medical tent and had a look at their physio and trainers in action, that I saw how valuable they really are. The Southern Suns have brought along three trainers and a physio to this year’s NTL and one of the trainers, Laurie Atkins took some time to have a chat with me about their job and how they fit into the whole NTL equation. Laurie has been involved with the Suns as a trainer for several years now, and has a long history of Touch involvement, including playing representative Touch for the ACT back in 1982. A retired public servant, it’s obvious Laurie has a great passion for the sport and the players, as do the other men he’s working with. It’s also obvious how much the Suns players need and appreciate the work they do. All of the tables were being used and there was a steady stream of clients in and out, lining up for their treatment. Rob Hoy, is the local Coffs Harbour physio who has been helping the Suns out for around 7 years now. Mark Smith (or Jibbler as he’s known to everyone), is from Gundagai and has been helping out the Suns since before they were the Suns, when they were known as Riverina and District 1. And last but not least, John Choice, from Batemans Bay, is a qualified masseur and has been assisting the Suns for several years too. The medical team is the first and the last to leave, at the grounds bright and early to prepare and strap players for their games and at the grounds last to keep an eye on their charges and make sure there are no unforeseen injuries. According to Laurie most of what they see and deal with is general sprains and strains, grazes and management of old injuries, but what they get out of it is worthwhile for the enjoyment and the relationships. “We all love the sport itself and of course our jobs, but it is the chance to meet people and make different friends, as well as the opportunity to be able to help all of these players, that makes this so worthwhile,” he said. “We like to think that we have a role in these players success and that we’re part of the reason they can get out and play,” Laurie added. And that is most definitely the truth according to one of the Mens 50’s players, Tony Santolin from Griffith. “Especially in our age group, the Mens 50’s, these guys are the ones that help us get through our games. Without them we’d not only be in pain but we probably wouldn’t be able to move,” he said. “We can rely on them to always be there to help us out, most of the time it’s just for freeing tight muscles, but often they help people get off crutches and onto the playing field.” Once again, we discover another aspect to the sport of Touch that doesn’t get the thanks or the recognition of others. They work long hours and help us get out onto the fields. Their contribution is awesome. By Rachel Moyle, [email protected]last_img read more

10 months agoBeppe Marotta: What I hope to bring to Inter Milan…

first_imgBeppe Marotta: What I hope to bring to Inter Milan…by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBeppe Marotta is excited to be taking charge of Inter Milan.The former Juventus GM has been named Inter’s sporting chief exec.“As always when changing club, there is something different to get used to, but there is also great optimism that we can achieve our winning targets,” Marotta told Sky Sport Italia.“We are at a crossroads for the season. There is disappointment over the Champions League elimination, as we wanted to get past the group stage, but we have to look forward with pride and follow the other targets for this campaign.”He also said, “It’s true that Inter are at a more advanced stage than Juve were at the time. The management is well-prepared, the squad is competitive.“I want to bring my experience and contribution to a club that is already in a strong position. I take a slow approach and certainly don’t just barge in, as I can offer my capabilities, but we are in a different situation compared to when I joined Juve in 2010.“There is a big gap right now with Juve, as the changes of ownership prompted a loss of that sense of belonging, but now the Zhang family is proving with action as well as words that they can be trusted by the fans.“It’ll take time, I don’t know if it’s six months, a year or two, but we must look forward with optimism. This is like the first day of school for me. Right now, I am observing.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Cardinals to Travel to Charlestown Southern and Furman

first_imgStory Links University of Louisville women’s tennis (5-0) battles Charles Southern (1-0) Saturday, Feb. 2 in Greenville, South Carolina for the Cardinals first road trip of the season.UofL has outscored their opponents thus far with the combined scores of 28-7. The Cards have two players at 5-0 in singles in junior Raven Neely and sophomore Nikolina Jovic.Redshirt senior Aleksandra Mally has won her past three matches at No. 1 for head coach Mark Beckham.Charleston Southern dropped its season opener 4-0 to Clemson. The Buccaneers are coming off an 11-8 season and were selected third in the Big South preseason poll.Sophomore Madalina Man returns to CSU after earning first team Big South honors. Man will be leaned on to carry the load after the departure of seniors Sophie Cloessner and Valeria Koussenkova.Head coach Anca Dumitresu has a trio of seniors in Flippa Ericason, Kimberley Koerner and Yana Morar. Korner recorded nine wins at singles last year while Ericason posted eight.Sophomore Michelle Schmitz posted five wins and will be expected to contribute more this season. Freshman Tiffany Pyritz enters as the fifth ranked player out of North Carolina.The Buccaneers also added Wofford transfer Liz Williams who is eligible to play this season.Louisville will play Furman on Sunday, February 4. The Paladins enter  the weekend with a 2-0 record.  Furman blanked Elon, 7-0, to open the season on Jan. 20, then defeated Georgia State, 5-2, on Jan. 21.  Sunday’s match versus the Cardinals marks the sixth meeting between the two teams.  Louisville defeated Furman, 6-1, last season in Louisville, to take a 3-2 series lead.    Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Rep Bizon introduces bill holding adults accountable for not reporting missing children

first_img New legislation introduced by state Rep. John Bizon would hold an individual who is responsible for the care of a minor child accountable if they fail to report that child as missing or dead within 48 hours.“Protecting our most vulnerable residents is of utmost importance,” said Rep. Bizon, R-Battle Creek. “If you’re responsible for the care and well-being of a child, you must be held accountable to ensure that child isn’t endangered. These bills ensure that happens.”Under the legislation, the penalty for not reporting a child who has gone missing or died is up to four years in prison, a $5,000 fine or both. Rep. Bizon said the bills will provide a greater incentive for someone who is trusted with the care of a minor child to do the right thing or face a stiff penalty for failing to act.“These bills are about ensuring those who are trusted to care for Michigan’s children do so,” Rep. Bizon said. “Protecting our children will help our state have a brighter future for everyone.”House Bills 4688 and 4689 have been referred to the House Committee on Criminal Justice.### 09Jun Rep. Bizon introduces bill holding adults accountable for not reporting missing children Categories: Bizon Newslast_img read more

Rep Victory welcomes local student as Rep for a Day

first_img Tags: Rep for a Day, student, Victory 29Sep Rep. Victory welcomes local student as ‘Rep. for a Day’ Categories: Featured news,News,Photos,Victory News,Victory Photos ##### Rep. Roger Victory, R-Hudsonville, welcomed Bauer Elementary student Nicholas Gunnik to the state capital to take part in the “Rep. for a Day” event on Sept. 29.Bauer Elementary student Nicholas Gunnik, left, spent the day in the state capitol building with Rep. Roger Victory during the ‘Rep. for a Day’ event.Among the highlights for the students was a swearing-in ceremony on the House floor, a tour of the Capitol building and participation in a mock committee hearing.“We presented an (mock) amendment to declare the favorite state dessert to be pie with ice cream,” Nicholas said. “It was a good committee. There have been a lot of new things to learn.”Students and parents from across the state came to learn about the legislative process and take part in the daily activities of a state representative. Selection was based on a summer reading contest, where students submitted special bookmarks to lawmaker offices and local libraries.“This has been a great event and privilege,” Rep. Victory said. “Reading is so important, and it is vital for students to continue to develop their reading and educational skills year around.”During the summer program, Nicholas read 10 different books. Visiting the Capitol was a great way to end the program, he said.“It was really cool,” Nicholas said. “I got to see how everything works. It’s a different type of thing to learn.”last_img read more