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23 Mar 19
Perfectly Imperfect Blog

When I meet the right person I don’t want everyone to know about it at first. I want it to be a part of my life I can quietly tuck away. A part of my life people don’t have to know about. The part of my life I can just have all my own. I […]

22 Mar 19
WORD by Logos

This is part of a syndicated series for Lent 2019 with Harvard’s Christian Journal Ichthus. Visit Ichthus at http://www.harvardichthus.org By Allen Lai ’20. Allen is a junior in Quincy House concentrating in Chemistry and Physics. Before reading this, please take the time to read all of Psalm 63. These are the words of one who truly […]

22 Mar 19
GeekCentral

Borderlands is one of the most celebrated franchises in recent gaming history, and it’s nearing 5 years since we last got a new, first-person game with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Gearbox has been working overtime teasing… something… at PAX East next week, and everyone on Earth is hoping we finally get the true Borderlands 2 sequel we’ve been […]

22 Mar 19
The Official Kirsten Evans Blog

When I was in grade ten, a friend came running up to me: “You have to read these Twilight books. You are just like Bella!” I took her advice, and I read the first book, then the next, and this started off a phase of my life I am not proud of: my Twi-hard phase. […]

22 Mar 19
Tampa Bay News Wire

Eckerd College offers myriad activities and programs as a service to the community. All events are held on the Eckerd College campus and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise stated. Eckerd College is located at 4200 54th Avenue South in St. Petersburg. Programs and events are subject to change. For more information, […]

22 Mar 19
Wilson's Strange But True Story Blog

The story takes place at 333 East Trade suite A @ the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC 3 pm to 12 am This is a different story blog than my Jack series since the incident last night disturb me because as I finished my lunch leaving the building heading back out to continue my parking […]

22 Mar 19
Current Auditions

Attn: You must be registered with The Audition Connection to submit to castings. VIA THE AUDITION CONNECTION: AUDITION SPECS: Casting: Men and Women, Any Ethnicity / Age 20+ yrs old to portray as NEIGHBORS Location: Atlanta Date: 3/25 3/26, 3/27, and 3/28 Do not need to be available all dates Rate: 75/8  minus agency fee Description: […]

22 Mar 19
Current Auditions

Attn: You must be registered with The Audition Connection to submit to castings. VIA THE AUDITION CONNECTION: AUDITION SPECS: Casting: Men and Women, Any Ethnicity / Age 20+ yrs old to portray as POLICE OFFICERS Location: Atlanta, GA Date: 3/26 Rate: 75/8 minus agency fee POLICE OFFICERS Seeking Men and Women Any Ethnicity / Age 20 […]

22 Mar 19
Current Auditions

Attn: You must be registered with The Audition Connection to submit to castings. VIA THE AUDITION CONNECTION: AUDITION SPECS: Casting:  Experienced Forensic Investigators, Photographers and Videographers Shoot City: Atlanta, GA Date: 3/25 Rate:125/8 minus agency fee Description: REAL CSU Seeking Experienced Forensic investigators, photographers and videographers. Gender: Male and Female Ethnicity: Any Age Range: 20+ yrs […]

22 Mar 19
alwaysbooking

5 tons of chemistry stars!!       <Amazon>                                 <Goodreads>    Kindle Edition, 342 pages Published October 9th 2018 (first published September 18th 2018) ASIN B07J9NCQYV Series       “Hi Monty. Wanna see my python?”  That’s how I ended up in […]

22 Mar 19
WGEH

If nothing else, the Knicks have enjoyed a “Who’s Who” series of guest speakers with strong franchise ties throughout this lost season. Coach David Fizdale may have saved the biggest and best boldfaced name for last, with Hall of Fame big man and team legend Willis Reed addressing the lottery-bound Knicks at practice Friday in […]

22 Mar 19
Orange County Register
They’re veterans of their sport, each with roughly 13 years of professional MMA experience. So when you consider where the longtime friendship of Bellator fighters Georgi Karakhanyan and Saad Awad might have begun in 2005, your first inclination would be to imagine them meeting in a gym or dojo. Think again. “I think it was at the hookah lounge place?” Riverside’s Karakhanyan said. Said Awad of San Bernardino: “Yeah, we had a mutual friend who owned a hookah lounge and we both happened to be there one day and the guy came up to me and was like, ‘Hey, my other buddy over there trains to fight too,’ and he ended up introducing us.” It’s worth noting that neither was smoking that day. And the Treigning Lab teammates wouldn’t dare be spotted near a hookah these days out of fear for strength and conditioning coach Sam Calavitta. “Yeah, he would kill us,” Karakhanyan said with a laugh. Yes, they’ve come a long way and each is on the cusp of career milestones – headlining a Bellator card. Karakhanyan, in his return to the promotion, will get a rematch with featherweight title contender Emmanuel Sanchez at Bellator 218 on Friday at the WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, Okla. “I feel good, man. I’m happy. Bellator had to do what they had to do. They cut me,” said the former World Series Of Fighting champion, who fought twice in 2018 for Absolute Championship Berkut in his native Moscow after being let go by Bellator in early 2018 for the second time. Emmanuel Sanchez, left, and Georgi Karakhanyan square off the day before their main-event fight Friday at Bellator 218 in Thackerville, Okla. (Photo by Lucas Noonan/Bellator MMA) “I wasn’t performing well. I just kept in touch with (Bellator President) Scott Coker. I was texting with him even when I was fighting in Russia so I’m just happy to be back with them for a third time.” One week later, Awad will fight in the main event in his backyard against lightweight Brandon Girtz at Bellator 219 on March 29 at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula. “It feels good, man. I’m thankful that Scott and all the guys put trust in me to be able to go out there and headline a card,” said Awad, who won twice at Pechanga last year. “Especially in my hometown, because if you don’t sell the place out, it’s probably not going to happen again. I usually do pretty good over here, and I’m lucky to have a big fan base over here that supports me and I like fighting at home.” Those good feelings were at an all-time high when Awad recently spotted a couple billboards, bearing his likeness to promote Bellator 219, around San Bernardino. Awad made a point to tweet out a photo of one of them. Mamma i made it 🙌🏽 #SanBernardino #MyCity pic.twitter.com/THxUvuq8sX — Saad Awad (@SAADMMA) March 9, 2019 “I don’t know if you know a lot about San Bernardino, but not too many people make it out of San Bernardino,” said Awad, 35. “Not only make it out to become something. I mean, make it out period. There’s (stuff) going on all the time over there. So it’s good. It feels good to, I guess, kinda make it. I don’t want to say I made it yet, but it’s a start. It’s definitely a start.” Karakhanyan, 33, was in Awad’s corner for his last fight – a unanimous-decision loss to former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson in October – and he knows Awad is improving every day. And he’s not just a friend and training partner. Karakhanyan said he’s more like a big brother. “We’ve been in a lot of wars together in training practice, and he always brings the best out of me,” Karakhanyan said. “What I respect most about him is that every time he fights, he delivers.” Karakhanyan (27-8-1) is looking forward to evening his record against Sanchez (17-4), who was awarded a majority decision in their first fight at Bellator 170 in January 2017 at The Forum. Having learned what can happen when the fight goes to the judges’ scorecards – Karakhanyan thinks he won the first and third rounds against Sanchez – he says he will be looking for a finish Friday night. “You can expect a different Georgi from 2017, that’s for sure,” Karakhanyan said. “I’m just very happy that they’ve given me this opportunity to main event and to avenge my loss. I’m gonna go out there and kick his (butt).” Awad knows Karakhanyan like few do. After all the years together in the ring, on the mat, on the bike and on the road, Awad says Karakhanyan is one of the strongest people he knows. “Oh, I see an animal! Georgi’s a little pit bull. People don’t know Georgi like I know Georgi,” Awad said. “I’ve been training with him for so long. I don’t just know him as a fighter. I know him as a dad, I know him as a friend… and he’s not your average MMA fighter. “He’s definitely a special breed. When he goes out there and he fights the way he knows how to … he’ll beat anybody.” Awad (23-10), whose loss to Henderson snapped a four-fight winning streak, knows he will have his hands full with Girtz (15-8). He recognizes his opponent’s power and ability to make it an exciting fight for three rounds. Saad Awad, right, throws a punch at J.J. Ambrose during his unanimous-decision victory at Bellator 193 in January 2018 at Pechanga Resport & Casino in Temecula. (Photo by Lucas Noonan/Bellator MMA) Not only is Awad expecting a war next Friday, but he’s expecting a one-sided victory if he is able to do what he knows he can do “I’m going to be able to pick him apart with my reach, and if he starts getting sloppy I’m going to catch him. If we hit the ground, I think my jiu-jitsu is better and I’ll catch him in a submission,” Awad said. Bellator 218 Main event: Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Emmanuel SanchezWhen: FridayWhere: WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, Okla. Bellator 219 Main event: Saad Awad vs. Brandon GirtzWhen: Friday, March 29Where: Pechanga Resport & Casino, Temecula [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]
22 Mar 19
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
They’re veterans of their sport, each with roughly 13 years of professional MMA experience. So when you consider where the longtime friendship of Bellator fighters Georgi Karakhanyan and Saad Awad might have begun in 2005, your first inclination would be to imagine them meeting in a gym or dojo. Think again. “I think it was at the hookah lounge place?” Riverside’s Karakhanyan said. Said Awad of San Bernardino: “Yeah, we had a mutual friend who owned a hookah lounge and we both happened to be there one day and the guy came up to me and was like, ‘Hey, my other buddy over there trains to fight too,’ and he ended up introducing us.” It’s worth noting that neither was smoking that day. And the Treigning Lab teammates wouldn’t dare be spotted near a hookah these days out of fear for strength and conditioning coach Sam Calavitta. “Yeah, he would kill us,” Karakhanyan said with a laugh. Yes, they’ve come a long way and each is on the cusp of career milestones – headlining a Bellator card. Karakhanyan, in his return to the promotion, will get a rematch with featherweight title contender Emmanuel Sanchez at Bellator 218 on Friday at the WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, Okla. “I feel good, man. I’m happy. Bellator had to do what they had to do. They cut me,” said the former World Series Of Fighting champion, who fought twice in 2018 for Absolute Championship Berkut in his native Moscow after being let go by Bellator in early 2018 for the second time. Emmanuel Sanchez, left, and Georgi Karakhanyan square off the day before their main-event fight Friday at Bellator 218 in Thackerville, Okla. (Photo by Lucas Noonan/Bellator MMA) “I wasn’t performing well. I just kept in touch with (Bellator President) Scott Coker. I was texting with him even when I was fighting in Russia so I’m just happy to be back with them for a third time.” One week later, Awad will fight in the main event in his backyard against lightweight Brandon Girtz at Bellator 219 on March 29 at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula. “It feels good, man. I’m thankful that Scott and all the guys put trust in me to be able to go out there and headline a card,” said Awad, who won twice at Pechanga last year. “Especially in my hometown, because if you don’t sell the place out, it’s probably not going to happen again. I usually do pretty good over here, and I’m lucky to have a big fan base over here that supports me and I like fighting at home.” Those good feelings were at an all-time high when Awad recently spotted a couple billboards, bearing his likeness to promote Bellator 219, around San Bernardino. Awad made a point to tweet out a photo of one of them. Mamma i made it 🙌🏽 #SanBernardino #MyCity pic.twitter.com/THxUvuq8sX — Saad Awad (@SAADMMA) March 9, 2019 “I don’t know if you know a lot about San Bernardino, but not too many people make it out of San Bernardino,” said Awad, 35. “Not only make it out to become something. I mean, make it out period. There’s (stuff) going on all the time over there. So it’s good. It feels good to, I guess, kinda make it. I don’t want to say I made it yet, but it’s a start. It’s definitely a start.” Karakhanyan, 33, was in Awad’s corner for his last fight – a unanimous-decision loss to former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson in October – and he knows Awad is improving every day. And he’s not just a friend and training partner. Karakhanyan said he’s more like a big brother. “We’ve been in a lot of wars together in training practice, and he always brings the best out of me,” Karakhanyan said. “What I respect most about him is that every time he fights, he delivers.” Karakhanyan (27-8-1) is looking forward to evening his record against Sanchez (17-4), who was awarded a majority decision in their first fight at Bellator 170 in January 2017 at The Forum. Having learned what can happen when the fight goes to the judges’ scorecards – Karakhanyan thinks he won the first and third rounds against Sanchez – he says he will be looking for a finish Friday night. “You can expect a different Georgi from 2017, that’s for sure,” Karakhanyan said. “I’m just very happy that they’ve given me this opportunity to main event and to avenge my loss. I’m gonna go out there and kick his (butt).” Awad knows Karakhanyan like few do. After all the years together in the ring, on the mat, on the bike and on the road, Awad says Karakhanyan is one of the strongest people he knows. “Oh, I see an animal! Georgi’s a little pit bull. People don’t know Georgi like I know Georgi,” Awad said. “I’ve been training with him for so long. I don’t just know him as a fighter. I know him as a dad, I know him as a friend… and he’s not your average MMA fighter. “He’s definitely a special breed. When he goes out there and he fights the way he knows how to … he’ll beat anybody.” Awad (23-10), whose loss to Henderson snapped a four-fight winning streak, knows he will have his hands full with Girtz (15-8). He recognizes his opponent’s power and ability to make it an exciting fight for three rounds. Saad Awad, right, throws a punch at J.J. Ambrose during his unanimous-decision victory at Bellator 193 in January 2018 at Pechanga Resport & Casino in Temecula. (Photo by Lucas Noonan/Bellator MMA) Not only is Awad expecting a war next Friday, but he’s expecting a one-sided victory if he is able to do what he knows he can do “I’m going to be able to pick him apart with my reach, and if he starts getting sloppy I’m going to catch him. If we hit the ground, I think my jiu-jitsu is better and I’ll catch him in a submission,” Awad said. Bellator 218 Main event: Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Emmanuel SanchezWhen: FridayWhere: WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, Okla. Bellator 219 Main event: Saad Awad vs. Brandon GirtzWhen: Friday, March 29Where: Pechanga Resport & Casino, Temecula [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]