September 19, 2021

Businesses partner to provide socks and support to Vermont’s homeless

first_imgVermont business Darn Tough Vermont and Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel, joined by clothing manufacturer Smartwool, will donate 800 pairs of socks and $2,900 to representatives from local homeless and temporary shelters at the Lenny’s store in Barre, VT at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. The donations are the result of a joint effort between the three businesses to help provide warm, Merino wool socks and much-needed support to Vermont’s homeless population in preparation for the state’s colder months.‘After the difficulties our state has been dealt recently, more so than ever we feel it’s important to help out those in our communities who are less fortunate,’ said Ric Cabot, President of Darn Tough Vermont. ‘It’s amazing to live in a place with such a strong sense of community. We’re thrilled to work with Smartwool and Lenny’s to help those in need of basic necessities.’Over the weekend of September 22’25, 2011, Darn Tough Vermont, as well as the clothing brand Smartwool, agreed to donate one pair of socks for each pair sold of their respective brands at Lenny’s stores across Vermont during their first annual Charity Sock Sale. In addition to the sock donation, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel graciously agreed to donate $2.00 for each pair sold. The organizations receiving the donations include the Samaritan House and Voices Against Violence’s/Laurie’s House in St. Albans, the Burlington Emergency Shelter and Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) in Burlington, and the Good Samaritan Haven in Barre. Cabot adds, ‘Socks are what we do at Darn Tough, and if socks can serve to lend a hand to those in need, we are by all means privileged to help.’‘This collaborative effort was a great success, thanks to the generosity of our customers and the companies involved,’ said Lenny’s Vice President Marc McCarthy. ‘The local charities serving Vermont’s homeless do an exceptional job and these donations are our way to help support their mission.’For more information contact Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel by phone at (802) 476-7446. Lenny’s Barre store is located at 359 North Main Street, Barre VT, 05641.Darn Tough Vermont is a manufacturer of premium, all weather outdoors socks, with headquarters in Northfield, Vermont. Darn Tough Vermont offers products in six active wear categories: ski/ride, hike/trek, run/bike, lifestyle, hunt and kid’s styles. The company’s product is distinguished from industry competitors by: 100% USA manufacturing; small needle knitting which results in more stitches per inch and exceptional durability and cushioning; an exclusive blend of either Coolmax® or ultra-fine merino wool for softness, fit, durability and moisture management; and a unique unlimited lifetime guarantee policy. For more information, visit: www.darntough.com(link is external).last_img read more

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Panday believes prolonged Covid-19 lockdown could affect athletes form

first_img-Insurance mogul says world of business, sports sharing similar painsBy Clifton RossDIRECTOR of P&P Insurance Brokers, one of Guyana’s major corporate sponsors of sports, Vikash Panday, said he’s doing his part in the fight against covid-19, adding that he hopes the local athletes are doing their part in staying fit and safe.A long-serving contributor to the local sports fraternity, P&P Insurance has been doing its part annually with regards to throwing financial aid behind the sport of cricket, football, pistol/rifle shooting, horse racing and others.Panday, a former national youth table tennis player, said he was aware of the downside of the lockdown, which now sees athletes globally having to train and practice from home or with specified contact with others.With no outdoor action, Panday believes that technology could be the wrench in the wheel, as athletes need to train and play more than being housed in.“In my opinion, sports is not as heavily pushed as it was in my day. There’s too much electronic stuff and activities for these kids to get involved in apart from sport, so I think with this Covid-19, things will get from bad to worse because the kids need to play sports”. Said Panday.The young entrepreneur told Chronicle Sport, yesterday, that the current state of things due to the covid-19 outbreak, which has forced the country into quarantine, has both a negative and positive effect on sponsors and the sports industry alike.“In terms of how Covid-19 has affected me businesswise, the hours are reduced, I have to take extra care with staff, with myself and family, while limiting interactions with the public”.“Business has slowed down all over, the economy has slowed down globally. In terms of sports, anyone who is an avid sportsman will not be able to train unless you have adequate indoor facilities, so you still have to keep fit, keep active and keep sharp”. Panday added.He further explained that the current situation has also curtailed a number of developmental plans for both his business and the various sports beats he is currently working along with regards to sponsorship and activities.Also, in wake of public acts of benevolence by a number of individuals as well as business entities and companies who continue to aid in combating the pandemic, Panday said he has done a few acts of good charity to date and will continue to provide help as Guyanese seek to defeat the deadly virus.last_img read more

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Eight SoCal players swell recruiting class

first_imgMany of the high school juniors swore nothing was pre-planned, but by the time each left campus, UCLA coach Karl Dorrell had an unprecedented haul of recruits. Eight players, all from Southern California, gave non-binding oral commitments to be part of the Bruins’ 2008 recruiting class during a high-octane day of unofficial visits to the Westwood campus by some of the most talented players around. Also saying they would commit were Dorsey running back Jonathan Franklin, Culver City safety/receiver Antwon Moutra and Leuzinger of Lawndale linebacker Uona Kavienga. The eighth player to commit was Crenshaw receiver Kemonte Bateman, but his is not considered as strong as the other seven because of extenuating circumstances. Bateman, a dynamic player, received a verbal scholarship offer from UCLA, but is not expected to receiver a written offer for a while because he must clear significant academic hurdles to be admitted to UCLA, sources said. “Let’s just say he has a lot of work to do,” a source said. NCAA rules prohibit coaches from commenting about recruits until a binding signed national letter of intent is received, and signing day for these recruits is 11 months away. The group is led by defensive back Rahim Moore of Dorsey of Los Angeles, Compton defensive end Datone Jones, Colton defensive end Damien Holmes and Crespi of Encino safety E.J. Woods. “It really wasn’t planned,” Holmes said. “I went there just wanting to learn more about UCLA. They sold everything to me. (The coaches) told us all they would love for us to commit, but there really wasn’t that much pressure. People were just sold on it.” center_img The players gave kudos to Bruins defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker and recently hired receivers coach Eric Scott, who has strong ties to the inner city, for the recruiting haul. They said Bruins running backs coach Dino Babers, who is also the recruiting coordinator, also had a major impact on the day. “(The coaches) were talking, so I felt it,” Franklin said. “I was so comfortable there. It was my place. If there’s a chance I don’t make it to the NFL, by me going to that school, I’m going to be successful in life. I’m going to have a good job, make good money, take care of my family. It balances out.” Holmes said the day was pretty typical of an unofficial visit. The group of players took a tour, were presented with academic information, met collectively with Dorrell and individually with position coaches. “It just kind of happened,” said Holmes, who added he has offers from Nebraska, Duke, Mississippi. “It wasn’t like, `Hey, lets go in there together.’ I can’t speak for the other guys, but for me it was, `OK, let’s do it.’ But I guess we all felt the same way.” Moore, who had offers from Nebraska, USC, Auburn and Oregon, made 122 tackles and seven interceptions as a junior. He is listed by several recruiting services as the top defensive back in Southern California. Woods said he played Pop Warner football with Moore, Franklin and Jones, and they often talked about playing college football together. “I like that (UCLA’s coaches) sell academics before anything, and they guarantee a degree,” said Woods, who had 24 tackles five sacks last season. “They wanted a student-athlete. Other schools just wanted an athlete, and they didn’t even ask what my grades were. “I was going to wait it out because I’m just a junior, and Ohio State and Miami started showing me interest, but UCLA was the first school to recruit me. They offered me when I was a sophomore.” The commitments capped a week full of action for the football program, which received non-binding oral commitments from cornerback Aaron Hester of Compton Dominguez, receiver Jerry Johnson of Venice and defensive back Anthony Dye of Corona Santiago. [email protected] (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Family plead with Judge not to jail driver who killed their son

first_imgThe family of a young man who died in a horrific road crash has pleaded with a judge not to send his best friend to jail.Evan Quinn was driving a car which hit a verge and then spun out of control killing pal Martin Strain and seriously injuring his girlfriend Kayleigh Fullerton in Inishowen on August 23rd, 2015. The 19-year-old driver had just hours earlier been stopped by Gardai and told to replace two bald tyres.However, in the early hours of the following morning, Quinn lost control of the car in horrific driving conditions at Tooban on the Inishowen Peninsula and killed his best friend.The driver appeared for sentencing at Letterkenny Circuit Court where he pleaded guilty to careless driving causing death.Quinn tested negative for drink and drugs but the court was told that his car had been defective.Quinn, from Meenagorey, Buncrana and Mr Strain had collected Mr Strain’s girlfriend from Liberty’s nightclub and they were travelling onwards.Around 4.30am near Tooban, Quinn failed to take a bend, mounted a grass verge and lost control of the car.Garda forensic expert revealed how the car was sent into a clockwise spin and hit a kerb, a bus shelter, a lamp-post and finally a tree before coming to a stop.The impact was so violent that the engine was thrown from the car.Mr Strain, from Burnfoot, died at the scene and Ms Fullerton received various injuries but survived.The court was told the driver was a ‘novice’ who had only been behind the wheel a number of months with a full license.However, the late Mr Strain’s family said they did not want to see the driver put behind bars.Mr Strain’s heartbroken father Hugh supported by his wife Elaine took to the witness box where he pleaded with Judge John Aylmer, not to jail the driver.He admitted that they had been left with a void in their lives but he added that his “happy and hardworking” son would not have wanted Evan Quinn going to jail.He said “We have forgiven Evan Quinn. What happened that night was a tragedy. But we are thankful that we have not been put through a trial.“We want to let the world and the court know what a happy go lucky and hard-working son he was. Our hopes and dreams have been taken from us that we will never fulfil.“He was a loving son and brother to Stephen. He was a friend to many, much more than we realised. He was loved by everyone.“But we know that Martin would never have wanted Evan to have been sent to jail.”The court was told by Quinn’s barrister Peter Nolan that his client’s own brother had been killed previously by a drunk driver and he was wracked with guilt over the death of his friend Martin.He has not been behind the wheel since this incident, Mr Nolan added.Judge John Aylmer said he would read the various reports in the case and deliver his sentence on Wednesday next.Family plead with Judge not to jail driver who killed their son was last modified: May 7th, 2019 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:buncranacourtcrashdeathdrivingEvan QuinnGardaiKayleigh FullertonkilledMichael StrainToobanlast_img read more

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A’s Matt Chapman, Matt Olson win AL Gold Glove awards

first_imgClick HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.OAKLAND — The two young A’s infielders considered cornerstones of the franchise also happen to play at the corners, and both will now add a nice piece of hardware to their mantle.Third baseman Matt Chapman and first baseman Matt Olson, both coming off their first full big league seasons, were named winners of the AL Gold Glove at their positions Sunday night. The infield duo marked just the third time the A’s have had …last_img read more

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Evolutionists Endorse Sin

first_imgWhen evolution is left out of the research, sometimes the findings coincide with traditional values.  Science Daily reported on an economist who found a shocking thing: money doesn’t buy happiness.  “Across a worldwide sample of 37 countries, rich and poor, ex-Communist and capitalist, Richard Easterlin and his co-authors shows strikingly consistent results: over the long term, a sense of well-being within a country does not go up with income.”  But did we need science to tell us that?Darwinism is not just superfluous; it is downright evil.  By turning good and evil into amoral illusions, and by making people pawns of a mythical evolutionary past, evolutionists open the door to a flood of vices.  Some of Darwin’s contemporaries understood the danger his theory posed.  Adam Sedgwick, his geology professor, wrote:There is a moral or metaphysical part of nature as well as a physical.  A man who denies this is deep in the mire of folly.  ’Tis the crown and glory of organic science that it does through final cause, link material and moral; and yet does not allow us to mingle them in our first conception of laws, and our classification of such laws, whether we consider one side of nature or the other.  You have ignored this link; and, if I do not mistake your meaning, you have done your best in one or two pregnant cases to break it.  Were it possible (which, thank God, it is not) to break it, humanity, in my mind, would suffer a damage that might brutalize it, and sink the human race into a lower grade of degradation than any into which it has fallen since its written records tell us of its history.Two world wars and a host of secular totalitarian dictatorships in the 20th century are the result.  See What Hath Darwin Wrought? as described in the 09/27/2010.  After all the social wreckage they have caused, Darwinists remain unrepentant, as the above articles show, still committed to preaching amoral ideas from the mire of folly.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Crime pays in Darwinism, apparently.  Some biologists find good in what most of us find evil.  After all, in Darwinism, evil is only an illusion.Corruption:  Victims of corruption may have a different outlook on what Science Daily told its readers:Francisco �beda, an evolutionary biology professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Edgar Du��ez of Harvard University found that power and corruption may play a role in maintaining overall societal cooperation.    A report of their research is published in the journal Evolution.Gossip:  In evolution, gossip is no longer a sin.  In the wake of WikiLeaks, Live Science asked, “Is Gossip Good?”  The answer is found in Darwinian theory:Some researchers have argued that the tendency toward jawing about our neighbors is rooted in our evolutionary past.  In his book “Grooming, Gossip, and the Evolution of Language,” (Harvard University Press, 1998), Oxford anthropologist Robin Dunbar argues that gossip and language evolved as primate groups got too large to bond by grooming.  In other words, instead of picking lice off each other, humans buy “US Weekly.”last_img read more

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NDP is South Africa’s roadmap: Zuma

first_img14 June 2013 President Jacob Zuma has reiterated the government’s support for the National Development Plan (NDP) as South Africa’s “long-term socio-economic development roadmap”, saying the plan “ensures certainty with regards to the direction of the country in the next 20 years”. The National Development Plan is a policy blueprint for eliminating poverty and reducing inequality in South Africa by 2030. Among other things, it identifies the key constraints to faster growth and presents a roadmap to a more inclusive economy that will address the country’s socio-economic imbalances. In his reply to the debate on the Presidency’s budget vote in Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday, Zuma came out strongly in support of the plan, following a number of media reports questioning its acceptance by some members of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and its allies, the SA Communist Party and Congress of SA Trade Unions. Zuma said that the plan aimed to fulfil a key ANC objective of “ensur[ing] a more effective government and improv[ing] the coordination and planning efforts of the developmental state”, describing it as “one of the key achievements of this fourth [2009-2014] administration.”‘Implementation is under way’ “The Plan was adopted by Cabinet,” Zuma said. “It enjoys the support of Parliament. It was also endorsed by the ruling party, the ANC, at its national conference in Mangaung in December. The NDP also enjoys the support other sectors of society. Very few policy documents have ever enjoyed such widespread support.” Playing down criticism of the plan as expressing the freedom of debate encouraged by the ANC’s democratic tradition, Zuma said that all government strategic plans, at national, provincial and local level, would be aligned to the NDP, adding: “[W]e are already in the implementation phase of the plan.” Trevor Manuel, the minister in the Presidency responsible for the National Planning Commission, told Parliament on Wednesday that the process of disaggregating the plan into its first five-year building block, in the form of a 2014-19 medium term strategic framework, was under way. Manuel also mentioned a number of reforms that various government departments had begun putting in place since the Cabinet had approved the NDP.NDP reforms already being introduced These included the announcement of a number of reforms championed by the Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu to address capacity weaknesses in South Africa’s public service as well as strengthen the fight against corruption. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, in his 2013-14 Budget, also announced reforms to strengthen the fight against corruption in the country’s supply-chain management system by assigning a deputy director-general in his department to oversee this. “Just this week, [Justice] Minister [Jeff] Radebe announced the far-reaching decision by the justice, crime prevention and security cluster to release publicly a list of names of people who have been convicted of fraud and corruption – demonstrating the zero tolerance approach to corruption that the NDP proposes,” Manuel said. Towards the end of last year, the Department of Health launched a pilot project on integrated school health as a critical element of a revitalised primary health care system. “All of these are recommendations contained in the NDP,” Manuel said, while stressing that the NDP was not a plan for the government only, and that all South Africans should be involved in initiatives to improve the country. He said the executive summary of the NDP, translated into all 11 official languages, was now available on the National Planning Commission’s website www.npconline.co.za. Manuel said more copies of the NDP would be printed and distributed to all public and university libraries, Further Education and Training (FET) Colleges and Thusong centres. Work would also start immediately on producing a pocket-sized version of the NDP to ensure greater accessibility. SAinfo reporter and SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Volunteers lend a hand at Refilwe

first_imgLooking to make as big an impact as possible, the Refilwe Community Project is running a wide range of initiatives involving children of all ages through to adulthood.On the outskirts of the township of Joe Slovo, just outside Lanseria, in Gauteng, lies the Refilwe Community Project. It is a space that serves as a sanctuary for many children living in the surrounding townships, a place of learning and security.The Refilwe Community Project, established in 1991 by Jean Stewart and Yvonne Jacques as a Christian-based community development initiative, has catered to many of the needs of the people of Lanseria and its surrounding areas.Going the Extra Mile campaign (GEM) and Play Your Part paid the organisation a visit to see how it went about its day-to-day activities. Children from Refilwe’s Godparent programme and from the surrounding areas gather for Refilwe’s weekly Kid’s Club on Saturdays, at which facilitators such as Megan Corbett and volunteers run various workshops with the children.“The two communities come together for Kid’s Club every Saturday,” explains Corbett. “We do worship, we do Bible study and run a feeding scheme with them every Saturday.”Volunteers, who had heard about the opportunity to volunteer through the GEM application, were on hand to help run the workshops and prepare the food for the feeding scheme.Sherley, one of the volunteers present through GEM, said she would probably have been relaxing at home if she had not been made aware of the opportunity to volunteer. “It’s good that they [Refilwe Community Project] have got kids involved,” said Sherley. “They’d also probably be chilling at home doing nothing; now they’re learning and playing together and developing, so I think it’s great to see.”She spoke about the role volunteers could play in helping organisations such as Refilwe, and how GEM had made the process so much easier. “The more people who see it, the more people you have involved, the more donors you can get which means the more projects you can start. So it’s important to get people involved so they can grow.”Looking to make as big an impact as possible, the Refilwe Community Project is running a wide range of initiatives involving children of all ages through to adulthood.GEM CONNECTS YOUGEM is a social development drive aimed at mobilising people and developing a sense of ownership of the organisations and initiatives that have been established to make a difference to people’s lives. The GEM app, developed in conjunction with Play Your Part, rewards volunteers for their efforts in helping during special programmes or in the day-to-day activities of NGOs such as Refilwe.One of Play Your Part’s main objectives is to encourage and empower active citizenship amongst all people of South Africa and, through the partnerships such as this one with GEM, the campaign has increased its reach and made it easier for citizens to take action and help.Volunteers can choose to participate in any campaign listed in the app’s database; once the good deed is done, they are eligible to receive a reward via the app, called a GEM. This reward can then be redeemed for a range of products such as airtime, data, pre-paid electricity, or movie tickets.For more information on how to get involved in your community and to keep track of the activities in and around your area, visit GEM’s website or download the application.last_img read more

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6 days agoBrighton boss Potter admits Mooy red card helped Aston Villa

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton boss Potter admits Mooy red card helped Aston Villaby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Graham Potter says Aaron Mooy’s red card was a major factor in his side’s cruel defeat at Aston Villa.But he added he was proud of their efforts and performance in a 2-1 reverse. Mooy saw red when Albion led through an Adam Webster header and Jack Grealish then levelled in first-half added time.Albion head coach Potter said: “It’s a painful one, that is for sure. They gave everything and, when it happens in that manner, with the last kick, it is particularly heart-wrenching for the players.“In the context of the game, the sending-off has a big influence.“Until that, we were the better team, controlled the game and were deservedly 1-0 up.“Then the sending-off means the crowd get involved and Villa Park was lively today and got behind the team.” last_img read more

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4 days agoChelsea ready to battle Man Utd for Leicester fullback Chilwell

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea ready to battle Man Utd for Leicester fullback Chilwellby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea are ready to battle Manchester United for Ben Chilwell next summer.The Blues have decided that neither Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri are long-term options at left-back. As such, the club’s scouts have been told to look at left-backs from around the world.One name already being considered is England international Chilwell, according to 90min.Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are also interested in the 22-year-old.The Blues have listed Basel’s Paraguayan star Blás Riveros as a cheaper alternative should a bidding war ensue over Chilwell. last_img read more

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