3 tbsp. finely chopped ya cai (Tianjin preserved vegetable), rinsed and drained
4 oz. ground pork
3 tbsp. hong you (Sichuan red chile oil)
2 tbsp. light soy sauce
1 tbsp. dark soy sauce
2 tsp. Chinkiang black vinegar
1 tsp. shaoxing (Chinese rice wine)
1⁄2 tsp. ground Sichuan peppercorns
2 scallions, finely chopped
Kosher salt, to taste
12 oz. fresh Chinese wheat noodles, or 8 oz. dried
This will serve 4 people.
Heat peanut oil in a 14″ wok over high heat. Add preserved vegetable; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add pork; cook, stirring and breaking up meat into small pieces, until browned, 2–3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in chile oil, soy sauces, vinegar, rice wine, ground peppercorns, and scallions; set sauce aside.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; cook noodles until tender, 7–9 minutes. Drain noodles and divide between 4 large serving bowls; divide sauce over noodles.
Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong was born as Anulak Jansuk (อนุรักษ์ จันทร์สุข, Thai pronunciation: [ʔànúrák ʨansùk]) in Buriram in Northeastern (Isan) region of Thailand on September 23, 1991. He had his first fight at the age of 11 in 2002.
His first fight outside of Thailand was in a 4-Man Tournament at 63.5 kg at the “Nuit des Titans” event in Tours, France on 30 Jan 2010. He beat Fabio Pinca by decision in the first fight and Anuwat Kaewsamrit by decision in the final to win the 4-Man Tournament.
His second fight outside of Thailand was at the “La Nuit des Champions” event in Marselle, France on 28 November 2010. He won against Damien Alamos by decision over 5 rounds.
He lost in the final of the “Fuktien Group 8-Man Tournament 8-Man @146 lbs against Ikuysang K.Rungtanakiat by TKO in the 5th round (broken collarbone) at Omnoi Stadium on 23 July 2011.
His first fight back after recovery from injury 5 months later was at the “A1 – WCC” event in Lyon, France on 08 Dec, 2011 where he beat Fares Bechar by TKO in the fourth round.
Sitthichai went on to win :
The “Toyota Vigo 8-Man Marathon” at 147 lbs in Chonburi, Thailand on 31 May 2012.
The Thailand (PAT) Welterweight Championship Title at 147 lbs against Petchmankong Gaiyang 5 Daow by 5 round decision at Lumpinee Stadium on 25 Sep, 2012
The “1 – King” 4-Man Tournament at 70 kg against Puengluang Sitpupantu by TKO in the first round in Koh Chang, Thailand on 05 Jan, 2013.
A rematch between Sitthichai and Fabio Pinca went down at Best of Siam 3 in Paris, France on February 14, 2013 and he came out on top again, winning a unanimous decision.
He won The “Toyota Vigo 8-Man Tournament” @70 kg against Dejlit Poptheeratham by Decision 3 rounds at Udon Thani on 29 March 2013.
In his first ever fight under kickboxing rules, he lost a highly disputed decision to Enriko Gogokhia on the Oktagon 2013 event that was Glory 7: Milan undercard in Milan, Italy on April 20, 2013. He had initially been set to face Davit Kiria on the main card but was demoted to the prelims when his opponent was changed.
It was reported that he would fight Kamel Jemel at the WBC World Muay Thai Millennium Championship in Saint-Pierre, Réunion on September 7, 2013. However, he denied ever being on the card.
He beat Juri Kehl on points at MAX Muay Thai 2 in Pattaya, Thailand on June 29, 2013. It was a fairly one-sided fight, although Kehl did land a high kick in round two which knocked Sitthichai down. However, the referee counted it as a slip.
Robin van Roosmalen was the oldest of three children of father William Roosmalen who was former world champion in Thai- and Kickboxing and also the only man to knock out William Beekwilder and Vitali Klitschko in a kickboxing bout. Growing up in a Kickboxing family, Van Roosmalen began training at just at the age of 3 under his father in his gym and later also began Boxing, wrestling, Mixed martial arts and Judo where he recently received a black belt. He is currently under contract with It’s Showtime. He is known for his aggressive high paced style.
Back in September, it was announced that Stephen King’s The Mist was going to head to television for a series. At that time, all we knew was that the show would be adapted by Christian Torpe, who wrote the successful Danish show “Rita” and that King himself gave his blessings. But that’s all we knew.
Now, news has come via Deadline that Spike has give the pilot order for the series from Dimension Television, marking the first Spike scripted dramatic series since the company changed their network approach. Additionally, Torpe has been bumped up to executive producer.
Spike Executive Vice President of Original Series Sharon Levy states, “We are thrilled to join forces with the incredibly creative Christian Torpe and Dimension Films to develop Stephen King’s enthralling novella to a compelling series unlike anything else on television.”
As you all know, I absolutely love The Mist. I think it’s one of the finest horror films of the 2000’s as it mixes the terror of the unknown with the horror of humanity at its worst. It’s a shining example of all that horror has to offer, including a fair bit of gore for all you bloodhounds! Plus, the story’s influence on the Silent Hill franchise can’t be ignore and you all know how obsessed I am with those games!
The nature of the the original story and the film definitely allows it to lend itself towards a TV series. There are more than enough events that take place for each episode to have a focus. Furthermore, a TV series could go beyond the supermarket and into other homes, other businesses, other locations to show new groups of people and what they have to do in order to survive. For all we know, the supermarket story is the tamest and least horrific example of what The Mist has to offer.
Headlining Glory 27 will be one of the big Glory fights of the year, asArtem Levin takes on Simon Marcusonce again for the Glory Middleweight title. This will be the 3rd meeting between these two men, the consensus top two Middleweights in kickboxing today. Their first fight was contested under Muay Thai rules in Lion Fight in 2013; Marcus took the decision there. They rematched last May at Glory 21 with the fight going to a highly controversial draw that many felt Marcus should have won. Since that fight, Marcus has not competed, while Levin has gone 4-0, all in fights in Russia outside of Glory.
Francis Nicholls (January 18, 1955 – March 31, 2014), better known by his stage name Frankie Knuckles, was an American DJ and record producer.
Knuckles was born January 18, 1955 in The Bronx, New York; he later moved to Chicago. He played an important role in developing and popularizing house music in Chicago during the 1980s, when the genre was in its infancy. Due to his importance in the development of the genre, Knuckles was often known as “The Godfather of House Music.”
Chicago named a stretch of street and a day after Knuckles in 2004 for this role. His accomplishments earned him a Grammy Award in 1997. Knuckles was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2005 as recognition for his achievements.Knuckles died of Type II diabetes-related complications in Chicago on March 31, 2014 at age 59.
Let’s remember him the way that he would want us too, let’s rock out to some of his best sets.
Muay Thai is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline which includes combat on shins is known as “the art of eight limbs” because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins, being associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter very efficient. Muay Thai became widespread internationally in the twentieth century, when practitioners defeated notable practitioners of other martial arts.
It was “a bit grey” outside on March 20, 1979, or so says a peak-era David Bowie as he was handed the controls of BBC Radio One.
With that, Bowie provides a 2 hour BBC mix featuring some of his favourite tracks of the time. It is a solid combination of well known classics and under-appreciated gems, each introduced by the seminal tastemaker himself. Velvet Underground, Talking Heads, Blondie, Roxy Music, even Bruce Springsteen, all feature, alongside more obscure fair like ? & The Mysterians and The Mekons.
With a quick closing of the eyes and a trip to a pre-Internet world, the set takes on some long lost nostalgia for those yearning for the days when DJs and Artists bypassed the Twitter and Tumblr’s of the world to bring audiences the latest, greatest, and rarest of cuts…
The Doors, “Love Street”
Iggy Pop, “TV Eye”
John Lennon, “Remember”
? & The Mysterians, “96 Tears”
Edward Elgar, “The Nursery Suite” (extract)
Danny Kaye, “Inchworm”
Philip Glass, “Trial Prison”
The Velvet Underground, “Sweet Jane”
Mars, “Helen Fordsdale”
Little Richard, “He’s My Star”
King Crimson, “21st Century Schizoid Man”
Talking Heads, “Warning Sign”
Jeff Beck, “Beck’s Bolero”
Ronnie Spector, “Try Some, Buy Some”
Marc Bolan, “20th Century Boy”
The Mekons, “Where Were You?”
Steve Forbert, “Big City Cat”
The Rolling Stones, “We Love You”
Roxy Music, “2HB”
Bruce Springsteen, “It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City”
Stevie Wonder, “Fingertips”
Blondie, “Rip Her To Shreds”
Bob Seger, “Beautiful Loser”
David Bowie, “Boys Keep Swinging”
David Bowie, “Yassassin”
Talking Heads, “Book I Read”
Roxy Music, “For Your Pleasure”
King Curtis, “Something On Your Mind”
The Staple Singers, “Lies”
There have been plenty of records broken inside the octagon in 2015 and it doesn’t stop there for the UFC. 2015 has been a record year in terms of numbers with over half a BILLION dollars already made in 2015. One thing is for sure, it’s been one hell of a year for the UFC.
During a recent interview with CNN Money, Lorenzo Fertitta revealed all about the numbers apart from one thing that he opted to keep secret. That was how profitable the UFC actually is.
Another touchy subject that was sidestepped by the CEO was how much the fighters get paid. It’s widely known that most fighters on the roster barely break even after paying their expenses such as coaches, travel and other fees. Take a look at the video below to see Lorenzo’s response and the shock on the face of the interviewer. Hopefully this situation will improve for most fighters during 2016.