22 Dec


first_imgJason Quigley again showed the class that will almost certainly propel him onto a much bigger stage in the not-too-distant future. The Donegal boxer made it eight wins from eight bouts after another second round stoppage in the early hours of this morning.This time it was against his latest opponent Michael Faulk at Fantasy Springs in California. Cagey Quigley took it easy in the first round but found his range quickly in the second.But the Twin Towns man exploded into life in the second and forced Faulk to take three standing counts.With his 30 year old opponent in all sorts of trouble, Faulk’s corner threw in the towel with just a coupe of seconds left in the second round.The bout may have been scheduled as Quigley’s first eight rounder in the pro ranks, but it was never going to go anywhere near that. Quigley looked in great shape as he directed his latest opponent.And Faulk looked like a man who hadn’t fought in two years and had already lost two of his five pro bouts.Speaking after the bout, Quigley said he felt relaxed and took the first round to figure out his opponent.His first eight fights have barely tested Quigley with his last four bouts ending in second round stoppages.Golden Boy Promotions may now be considering upping the quality of his opponent as Quigley continues to display the pedigree that could make him a real contender very soon. ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST AS BOXER JASON MAKES IT EIGHT STRAIGHT WINS was last modified: August 9th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:boutBOXERdonegalJason Quigleywinlast_img read more

9 Sep

49 Voices Jack Bennett of Homer

first_imgJack Bennett of Homer (Photo courtesy of Jack Bennett)This week we’re hearing from Jack Bennett from Homer. Bennett is an industrial hemp advocate looking to establish more hemp homes throughout rural Alaska.Listen nowBENNETT: As an advocate of organic foods and using herbs for natural healing, I easily understood the benefits of building all-natural. A house requires at least ten different technologies: fiber glass, insulation, house wrap, OSB plywood, sheet rock… And hemp replaces that – one product. Industrial hemp as a construction material is a zero-waste product, zero footprint.The problem is, in Alaska, especially in rural Alaska, it’s $8 to $10 an hour to heat a home with diesel. It impacts average family households by 50 percent. With the savings up to 70 percent, “hempcrete” is gonna save rural Alaska. It may not be the solution to affordable housing, but it’s a solution.I have traveled all over Alaska to my hometown of Fairbanks, AK at the World Energy Forum, presenting it to 200 tribes as a solution to affordable housing and solving the rising cost of energy of living in the Bush.I’m working with members of the House and Senate. SB 8, commercialization of industrial hemp is coming up in January. I will ensure that it passes. I will work with Alaskan farmers that have one acre, five acres, seven acres, 150 acres, 150,000 acres to collect the material.I am super passionate about renewables in my life today. And I’m in a position to make change, within my limitations, within my disabilities – a day at a time. And I’m never gonna give up.last_img read more