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Empty clip – Jamaican shooters want more ammo for training

first_imgDavid McMorris, Jamaica Open Division competitor at the Pan American Handgun Championships, currently being staged in the island, says the law restricting local competitors to 200 rounds per day puts them at a disadvantage against other nations, who have access to unlimited rounds when they compete in major tournaments. McMorris believes competitive shooters should be allowed 500 rounds per day, and is calling on the Jamaica Rifle Association (JRA) to assist. “We came into this (Pan Am) tournament at a big disadvantage because we weren’t able to practise as much as we wanted to because of limited rounds. Two hundred rounds per day cannot prepare us for a tournament of this calibre, while other shooters (nations) have access to unlimited rounds. “Shooting is a perishable skill. If you don’t use it, you lose it. We need to practise. If we could get 500 rounds per day to practise, especially when we have big tournaments, it would be a plus, as it would give us a sharper edge,” he told The Gleaner on day two of the championship at Woodleigh. Although members have lodged complaints, it has so far not had any positive results. “They (JRA) say they are going to try, so we are hoping it gets better, but it needs to be addressed fast. Jamaica has a very good team and every year, we do about six matches in the States and we need to be competitive. “Those guys in the States, shooting 1,000 rounds a day is nothing. So we need to adjust the limitations, especially for competitive shooters,” he argued. DOING MUCH WITH LITTLE JRA President Andrew Gardner said it’s amazing how Jamaicans perform at such high standards despite limited resources. However, he says they have always and will continue to advocate for more rounds to be available for competitive shooters. “We have to be respectful and mindful of the laws. The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) regulates that, and we work with them and in adherence to the rules they put down. “However, we advocated for our athletes as we believe giving them the time they need behind the equipment they use will produce better athletes. So anything that we can do by working with the authorities to provide more practice, we will,” he said. “It’s a legitimate sport, with legitimate athletes who have to practise, who have to be mentally prepared. You don’t want to go into a tournament with the world’s best thinking you are underprepared or at a disadvantage. So we will advocate to the Ministry of National Security and to the Firearm Licensing Authority to try and make that happen.” He noted that at the Pan American Championship, a level-four event which is one level below a world shoot event, Jamaicans are leading the way. “It’s just amazing what Jamaicans can do with limited resources. But we (JRA) are working hard to make things easier for our athletes to get the practice they deserve to excel,” added.last_img read more

Law enforcement must up the ante on drugs in schools

first_imgLast year, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) made public that the use and sale of the drug ecstasy was discovered in five schools. Known as a recreational drug, it has harmful side effects, including addiction and can cause altered sensations. CANU’s announcement might have come as a surprise to many and is extremely worrying. What is clear is that some young people have and are been exposed to a drug that also affects the brain and one that also has reportedly been used as a date rape trap.Sadly, drug use in some schools is reportedly not new. Unfortunately, young minds are involved in cigarette smoking, consumption of alcohol to others that are far more harmful. Some are bold enough to capture the effects through unsavoury activities they engaged in afterwards evident from videos that circulate. CANU’s Deputy Head, Lesley Ramlall, noted that looking at the videos, especially those involving young girls, is really worrying for society.Clearly this will now attract attention and the expectation would be for the implementation of measures to eliminate this illegal practice, especially within the school system. Law enforcement will have to up the ante in all aspects including intelligence, to holistically deal with this situation which has a frightening potential to become a wider problem.While CANU must be commended for making the discovery and alerting the nation, it rises the concerns over how long it might been ongoing; whether the schools were aware or whether they have the capacity to aid in identifying drug sales and use within. The drug trade tends to operate within a network and at this point it may be difficult to know how extensive it may be in the schools and whether the actual use is confined to the five.Another reality is that young people will experiment unfortunately with harmful things. This is where the Education Ministry will have to be more innovative to derive mechanisms to build capacity among teachers so that they can be able to spot any possible sign. Once again this will not be easy given the innovativeness of those involved. That aside, there must be some signs including changes in students’ behavioural pattern and performances depending upon the extent of usage. This is not just for ecstasy but other drugs as well.The teachers will need to be supported in this fight and it may very well demand a relooking of policies at a higher level for the implementation of effective combating mechanisms. This would need some urgency given that some young people, who represent the future, are involved. It will take the involvement of all; parents, teachers, the Education Ministry and law enforcement.Crucial is sustained education on the harmful effects of drug use for which the media should be encouraged to be a part of. It has to be national given what’s at stake. Maybe this could be the opportunity for the establishment of a structured school monitoring mechanism with specific responsibility. This has been touted before, for other reasons, where trained personnel could either be stationed or make visits to schools to gauge any related effects.This will have to be thoroughly thought-out for there is the possibility it could feel that part of their responsibility is being usurped. They generally look for signs that could indicate a shift in behaviour and try to find a way of having it resolved. With what is now in the news, it begs the question of whether the situation has in some way moved beyond the remit of teachers; be it a lack of capacity or awareness or frankly being afraid to intervene.Beyond these shores in some schools in the USA, metal detectors were forced to be installed following an upsurge of attacks on students by students in what was described as gang-related violence. That was after the situation had festered and grown. Routine searches here may not be farfetched to take nip the ecstasy.last_img read more

Murray’s exit will hurt Kenyan rugby- Snook

first_img0Shares0000Departing Kenya Simbas assistant coach Murray Roulston with head coach Ian Snook and assistant Dominique Habimana during the captain’s run ahead of the Zimbabwe clash on June 29, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 29- Kenya Simbas head coach Ian Snook says the departure of his assistant Murray Roulston will not distract the team ahead of Saturday afternoon’s Africa Gold Cup tie against Zimbabwe, but has warned that it will come to bite in the long run.Murray announced on Thursday that he will be vacating his role as Snook’s assistant after the Zimbabwe game, pointing out to lack of a work permit and some owed dues which he said have taken time to be paid out. “I don’t think it will have an effect at all because I think the boys are used to adversity. They can cope with most things …. certainly they can cope with a lot more than I could realize,” Snook told Capital Sport as he took the team out for the final session before the Zimbabwe game.He added; “It is not hurting right now but it will hurt Kenyan rugby in the long run with him not being here which is a big shame really. This did not catch me with surprise because I knew what was happening and we have to move on. It’s life as it is.”Roulston will be on the bench on Saturday during the Zimbabwe clash but that will possibly be his last time out in the red and black of Kenya.Kenya Simbas head coach Ian Snook talks to the players during a training session at the Impala Ground ahead of the Zimbabwe clash on June 29, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaKenya Rugby Union Chief Executive Officer Ronald Bukusi has however told Capital Sport that they will make an attempt to sort out the issues with the New Zealander now that the government has promised to release Sh21mn to the Union within the next few days.This promise was made on Friday morning by the Sports Chief Administrative Secretary Hassan Noor during a press briefing where it was announced that the Kenya Tourism Board will be coming in as the Kenya Sevens sponsors.“He is an asset; a huge asset. We will do what we can but it’s all about whether we are able to manage resources enough to provide what is needed. We have been broke and a lot of our problems will be solved with money,” Bukusi said.“We will wait to see whether we will get the money promised and then we will try to address some of the issues he brought up,” added the CEO.Snook himself has not given away much on whether or not he will follow his countryman out, having disclosed when he was unveiled that he specifically asked Murray to accompany him to Kenya.“Unlike Murray I will keep things to myself,” Snook said briefly when asked whether or not he will lead the technical bench for the duration of his contract.Kenya Simbas player Biko Adema with the ball alongside Tony Onyango and Zeden Marrow during a training session at the Impala Ground ahead of the Zimbabwe clash on June 29, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNonetheless, the team will stick their eyes to the prize when they take on Zimbabwe on Saturday and they will be looking to notch their second win of the Gold Cup to keep their dreams of a maiden qualification to the World Cup alive.The Simbas started their campaign with a 28-24 win over Morocco in Casablanca and they will be looking for an improved performance against a potentially tougher Zimbabwe side.“There is plenty of excitement with the boys and they are calm ahead of the game. We watched Zimbabwe’s videos in their game against Morocco and we realized it will be a big task. They have speed on the outside and size on the inside and it’s gonna be difficult,” the tactician noted.Kenya Simbas fly half Samson Onsomu prepares for a scrum during a training session at the Impala Ground ahead of the Zimbabwe clash on June 29, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaHe added; “It’s a World Cup qualification year they have got de Villiers (Peter) who is an international coach with lots of experience. They have heavily invested and are obviously better prepared than last year so they will be a better team,” the coach said.He has disclosed that within the past week of training, they have worked to improve on the scrum as well as set piece play, especially line-outs.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Dawson Creek RCMP warns of two scams

first_imgThat also includes “mystery shopper” scams, when a cheque is mailed to cover the costs of mystery shopping tasks, and will likely have to use a money transfer company to transfer a large portion of that cheque, which will turn out to be counterfeit. Police ask that if you suspect you are the target of fraud, to report it to your local RCMP detachment or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.The second scam Dawson Creek residents have experienced is a fax that promises to share $54 million if personal information is given. RCMP advise never providing information to anyone who promises money at the end of the transaction, as “if it sounds too good to be true, it likely is”.- Advertisement –last_img read more

NEB reports crude by rail exports rose to a record 269,829 bpd in September

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – The National Energy Board says crude-by-rail exports from Canada rose to a record 269,829 barrels per day in September.That’s up more than 17 percent from 229,544 in August and just over double the 134,132 barrels per day recorded in September 2017.Pipeline export constraints are being blamed for a glut of oil in Western Canada that caused the price discount to peak at more than US$50 per barrel in October for Western Canadian Select oilsands blend versus New York benchmark West Texas Intermediate.- Advertisement -The province has called on Ottawa to help increase crude-by-rail shipments, estimating the discounts are costing the Canadian economy as much as $80 million per day.Meanwhile, oilsands producers such as Cenovus Energy Inc. and Imperial Oil Ltd. are ramping up crude-by-rail volumes to get barrels to markets where they will receive better prices.Cenovus has called on the province to impose production cuts to reduce the oil oversupply in Alberta but the suggestion has been panned by rivals who are insulated from discounts because they have firm pipeline contracts or use their oil in their own refineries.Advertisementlast_img read more

Oakland woman calls 911, alleging she drowned her baby

first_imgOAKLAND — An Oakland woman is in custody after she called 911 late Tuesday afternoon alleging that she had drowned her infant in the bathtub of her Eastlake high-rise apartment. Police would not release the identity of the woman, between the age of 20 and 30 years old, who they confirmed called emergency services about 5:45 p.m. to say that she had drowned her 16-month-old boy. When police arrived, the baby was dead and the mother had minor injuries, according to Lt. Kenny Whitman. Paramedics treated her on the scene before she was arrested, Whitman said. Medics tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate the baby, who may have been dead several hours before the woman called 911. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre After the woman was taken into custody, she was sent to Highland Hospital where she was treated for cuts to her wrists, Sgt. James Morris said. A man who arrived at the apartment about an hour later was being questioned by police Tuesday night, Whitman said. Authorities later confirmed that the man, who is a resident of the 1130 3rd Ave. apartment where the baby was found, is the father of the child. The apartment is on an upper floor of the Regency Tower, a high-rise building off East 12th Street, located in a quiet street behind Laney College on the east side of Lake Merritt. “It’s a nice, well-kept apartment,” Whitman said. Neighbors entering the building said they did not know the woman and were unaware of the child’s death. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DONEGAL LADIES PROVE THEY’RE NO JUNIORS AT CHAMBER AWARDS

first_imgTwo young ladies from Donegal scooped National awards at the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Ireland National Convention in Cork.Emma Boylan President of JCI Donegal won the award for Most Outstanding Local President in Ireland. Nikki Bradley Vice President of JCI Donegal won the award for Most Outstanding New Member in Ireland. Emma has also been appointed as Director of Communications for JCI Ireland for 2015. Junior Chamber International Ireland started a new JCI branch in Donegal in January of this year. To date there is 28 members with lots of interest from other parties.The branch have ran many events including The Outstanding Young Person Awards and the Friendly Business Awards. Those awarded at these events in Donegal went on to be recognised nationally. Most recently Patrick Gildea Hairdressers was awarded nationally for their Shop Layout.JCI Donegal also gets involved with the community. JCI members slept outside last weekend to help raise awareness for the Simon Community, they have been involved with Pieta House, the St. Patrick Day’s Parade and much more.JCI also caters for individual members needs by providing training to develop and grow young people between the age of 18 and 40. Emma Boylan President of JCI Donegal commented “Myself and Nikki were delighted to receive the awards! What we are even more delighted about it is that JCI has finally come to Donegal. It’s an amazing initiative for young people and we are now the second biggest branch in Ireland.” Emma laughed “I have told JCI Dublin, who have 48, we will be bigger than them before year end, Donegal can beat Dublin again!”JCI is a place where young leaders and entrepreneurs meet, learn and grow. JCI Donegal is seeking young people in their 20’s and 30’s who are dynamic and enthusiastic, motivated and interested in increasing their exploitable skills set.For more information email Emma at jcidonegal@gmail.com or find JCI Donegal on Facebook and twitter. DONEGAL LADIES PROVE THEY’RE NO JUNIORS AT CHAMBER AWARDS was last modified: October 8th, 2014 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:donegalEmma BoylanJunior Chambernikki bradleylast_img read more

Simi Valley Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Studio Art Workshop, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Co-custody Parenting class, 6-7 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Open Gym Basketball, 1:30-6:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Step Aerobics, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Jazzercise Aerobics, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Alternative Recreation Program: Yoga Club, 6:45-7:45 p.m. at Houghton Park, 4333 Township Ave., Simi Valley. Parents can register and participate with their child. Monthly fee: $24. Call (805) 584-4400. New Hope for breast-cancer survivors, 7-8:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Free. Registration required. Call (805) 527-5360, Option 3. Aqua Fit, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley. Call (805) 584-4400. Simi Peggers Cribbage Club, 7 p.m., at Simi Country Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 1550 Rory Lane, Simi Valley. Call (805) 527-8164. Water Exercise, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Fee: $40. Call (805) 584-4400. Men’s Anger Management class, 6:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Simi Valley Boots and Slippers Square Dance Club, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Fee: $5. Lessons taught by Dick Hodnefield. Call (805) 583-3055; or e-mail: sqdncrmn@pacbell.net. Deep Water Workout, 8-9 p.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Monthly fee: $45. Call (805) 584-4400. TUESDAY Family Planning Clinic, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Ventura County Public Health, 660 E. Los Angeles Ave., Suite B2, Simi Valley. For an appointment, call (805) 578-3677. Jazzercise Aerobics, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Rotary of Simi Valley will meet at noon at Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way. Call (805) 583-4825. Videos in the Lounge, 1 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Call (805) 583-6363. Bowling, 4-5:30 p.m. at Brunswick Valley Bowl, 5255 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Fee: $5 per week. Call (805) 584-4400. Tuesday Evening Hike, 6:30, meet at the Long Canyon parking lot at Long Canyon Road and Wood Ranch Parkway. Call (805) 529-5581. Story time, 7 p.m. at Simi Valley Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. Call (805) 526-1735. Simi Solos Toastmasters will meet, 7:30 p.m., Simi Valley YMCA, 3200 Cochran St. Call (805) 990-4950. Men’s Anger Management class, 7-9 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Overeaters Anonymous, 8 p.m. at Church of Christ, 1554 Sinaloa Road, Simi Valley. Call (805) 581-4717 or (805) 529-8183. Neighborhood Council joint chairs meeting, 7:30 p.m. in the City Hall community room, 2929 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. Discussion topics include a police liaison report, individual council updates and the Arroyo cleanup report. Call (805) 583-6756. WEDNESDAY Swim and Stay Fit, 6-8 a.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $40/month; 65 and older, $20/month. Call (805) 379-2378. Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley will meet, 7 a.m. at Marie Callender’s, 20 W. Cochran St. Call (805) 526-4649. Chair Exercise, 8:30 a.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 529-6864, Ext. 261. CPR Update: Health Care Provider class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Simi Valley Hospital, 2975 N. Sycamore Drive. Call (805) 955-6890. Tot Time story time, 11 a.m. at Borders Books and Music, 2910 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For ages 2-5. Call (805) 526-2800. Step Aerobics, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Emotional Intelligence Training for Parents, 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Action Parent and Teen Support Program, 6:30 p.m. at Apollo High School, 3150 School St., Simi Valley. 24-hour hotline: (800) 367-8336. Water Exercise, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Fee: $40. Call (805) 584-4400. Emotions Anonymous, 7:30-9 p.m. at United Methodist Church, Wood Room, 2394 Erringer Road, Simi Valley. Free. Call (805) 526-6231. Clutterers Anonymous will meet, 7:30-9 p.m., Simi Valley Presbyterian Church, 4832 Cochran St., Room 210. Call (805) 526-5475. Deep Water Workout, 8-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Monthly fee: $45. Call (805) 584-4400. THURSDAY Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise will meet, 7 a.m. at Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley. Call (805) 520-4894. Jazzercise Aerobics, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Scrabble Group will meet, 9:30 a.m. at the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Videos in the Lounge, 1 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Call (805) 583-6363. Reproductive Health Care Clinic, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Ventura County Public Health, 660 E. Los Angeles Ave., Suite B2, Simi Valley. (805) 578-3677. Tap for Fitness, 2:30-4 p.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Circuit Training, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Thursday Evening Hike, 6 o’clock, meet at the Chumash Trailhead. Call the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, (805) 584-4400. Open Gym Volleyball, 6-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2 or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Co-custody Parenting class, 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Women’s Anger Management class, 7 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Simi Valley Toastmasters, 7:30 p.m. at Clarion Commons, 5300 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Call (805) 522-9591. FRIDAY Basic Training, 6-7 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Open Gym Basketball, 6-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. SATURDAY Men’s Anger Management class, 8 a.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Jazzercise Aerobics, 8-9 a.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Open Gym Basketball, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Calendar events are compiled each week by Staff Writer Angie Valencia-Martinez. Items must reach the Daily News one week before the Sunday on which they are to run. Items must be typewritten. Phone numbers must be attached for contact purposes. Mail to Simi Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-4200. Fax (805) 583-0880. Angie Valencia-Martinez can be reached at (805) 583-7604 or by e-mail at angie.valencia@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY Sunday evening hike, 5 o’clock at the Rocky Peak trailhead at the end of Rocky Peak Road off Santa Susana Pass. Call (805) 584-4400. MONDAY Swim and Stay Fit, 6-8 a.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Monthly fee: $40, or $20 for 65 and older. Call (805) 379-2378. Power Walking, 8-9 a.m. at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Room B-1, Simi Valley. Monthly fee: $30. Call (805) 584-4400. Muscle Sculpting, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Room B1, Simi Valley. Call (805) 584-4400. last_img read more

TOP FASHION LABEL MAKE THEIR DONEGAL SWEATERS IN ……CHINA!

first_imgTrendy fashion label Fred Perry are selling a range of ‘Donegal jumpers’ which are actually made in…….China!The English company has been accused of cashing in on the romantic image of rural Ireland.The clothes house, which counts Modfather Paul Weller and the late Amy Winehouse among their fans, have just launched their Autumn collection. And amongst the clothing is a line of Donegal knitwear which the designer claims it took its inspiration from Ireland’s rich heritage.Its brochures boast “Take inspiration from heritage fabrics this season with this reworked Donegal tweed sweater, knitted in rich lambswool.“Giving a nod to rural styling with the additional of tonal patches on each elbow, this soft knit has the appearance of the traditional Irish tweed.”However the reality is that the wool used in its Donegal clothing does not come from Ireland at all. In fact the label claiming to be in the name of rugged sheepfarmers from Ardara, Glenties and Glencolmcille actually makes its Donegal sweaters in CHINA!A number of wool and tweed manufacturers said they knew nothing about the Fred Perry Donegal collection.And the biggest Donegal tweed producer, Magees of Donegal Town, said they certainly weren’t connected with the range.“We don’t know who is supplying them with the material but it’s definitely not us,” said a spokesman.One other wool supplier from West Donegal said “Fred who? I don’t think I’ve ever met him? “Has he a shop in Donegal? I don’t think we supply our wool to him.”And the price of garments from the aptly named Donegal range doesn’t come cheap.Some of the simply Donegal crew neck sweater which feature Fred Perry’s signature Laurel Wreath cost £100.A spokesman for Fred Perry said ”Please note that the Donegal Crew Neck Jumper for Fred Perry is inspired by the Donegal Tweed. Our version is lambswool,” he said. TOP FASHION LABEL MAKE THEIR DONEGAL SWEATERS IN ……CHINA! was last modified: October 2nd, 2011 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:Donegal crew neck sweatersFred Perrylast_img read more

Clarke: Stewart’s Aberdeen deal has ‘strange smell’

first_imgSteve Clarke has questioned Greg Stewart’s loan move from Birmingham City to Aberdeen, saying that the deal had “a slightly strange smell” that he thought was “bulls**t”.Stewart spent the first half of the season on loan at Killie and scored eight goals in 16 appearances under Clarke.However, the forward was recalled by his parent club in January while Birmingham manager Gary Monk said he had no intention of playing him and the move was “a club decision”.Stewart, who has less than six months remaining on his contract with the English Championship side, has now move to Aberdeen on loan until the end of the season. Clarke was keen to stress that he had no problem with the player but that he had thoughts on the move.“I only want to talk about players who are committed to Kilmarnock and want to play for us,” he said.“If I am honest, the whole deal had a slightly strange smell right from the very start, but that happens in football.“So we’ll move on and I’ll work with players who want to be here and, hopefully, they do just as well in the second half of the season.” Asked what he meant by a strange smell, Clarke clarified: “Bull***t.“I am not talking about the player here. It’s not the player. It’s the deal. But the deal is private and what happens when you speak with other clubs stays private.“You can work it out. Look at the deal.”last_img read more