Versatility the name of the game for Sugoi

first_imgSugoi Performance Apparel, the performance apparel brand of (Cannondale owner) Dorel Industries, is showcasing the newest addition to its Performance Outerwear line-up. The Versa Jacket, available within Sugoi’s autumn/fall/winter 2010 collection, is named for its top-notch versatility.Featuring ‘magnetic action’, the removable raglan sleeve easily turns the jacket into a vest and vice ‘versa’! With a quick snap the Versa Jacket offers adaptability to the environment and excels in a wide range of temperatures.Getting warm after a few minutes into a run or ride – a gentle tug and both the sleeves and the connecting back piece come off. Stuff them into your rear pocket and on you go…Even better, instead of delicate zippers that won’t work the way you want them to, the 10 magnets bring the sleeves back into place almost instantly by themselves. Available in both male and female versions, the Versa Jacket is targeted at riding or running, or any activity where threatening weather looms.For best protection against wind and rain, the Versa boasts brand new lightweight Argon fabric treated with a weather resistant finish, which creates a woven rip-stop barrier between the wearer and the elements. The microfibre construction has a high air permeability rating, allowing for warm vapours to escape quickly and delivering an ideal body climate to the wearer.With vents, pockets and other details in all the right places, the Versa Jacket is billed as a truly functional essential. For safety, the Jacket features lots of Scotchlite reflective material to offer 360 degree visibility whether on the trail or weaving through traffic. The hemline on the Versa Jacket is finished with a dual adjustable shock cord, providing a snug fit for each individual.Further details include a full-length reverse coil zipper with guard, back ventilation and elasticized armhole binding. Two front zip pockets and a back zip pocket easily store ‘all the small things’ needed for cycling, running or leisure autumn walks – including the removable sleeves.On show at Eurobike 2010 in Germany, during the Eurobike Demo Day on 31 August and the main show during 1-4 September, the Versa Jacket has an MSRP of €99.90 / GBP Relatedlast_img read more

The Olympics: Setting the standard

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Girl writes heartfelt letter to the thief who robbed her family’s home

first_imgABC News(LAKE WORTH, Fla.) — A young girl wrote a heartfelt letter to the thief who ransacked her family’s home in Florida.Just days after 8-year-old Wendy Chay Son and her parents moved into a new house in Lake Worth last month, the home was burglarized. Someone stole the family’s jewelry, clothing and a tablet.Wendy’s mother said she was taking her daughter to school and her husband was at work at the time.“When I come back, I saw the door open and I was scared,” Alberthina Son told ABC affiliate WPBF-TV, adding that they called police.Wendy decided to write a letter to the robber and taped it to the window next to the front door of their home, hoping the thief would see her message if they ever returned.“This is for the robbers,” Wendy’s letter reads in part. “Please do not steal in this house. There are good kids and people in this house. We are people who do not steal. We are sad that you have been stealing in this house.“My dad is working so hard and you are not. You are just stealing stuff. Tell me why you are stealing and I will help you be a good person,” the letter continues. “I hope you will have a better life.”Wendy said she hoped the thief will read her words and change their mind about stealing.“I wrote that letter so they could change and don’t steal in anybody’s house,” Wendy told WPBF-TV.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Distractions Only Concern

first_imgCarson was one win away from the L.A. City Section final last season, and Coach Mike Christensen is the envy of many in the area with a gargantuan collection of returning talent. Yet being the marked team has its downside because every situation is more magnified. The cause for concern has been quarterback Dominique Blackman, who has committed to the University of Washington but has been suspended indefinitely from the team for what Christensen said were violations of multiple team rules. “It was just stupid stuff,” Christensen said. “It’s stuff that happens to young people when they make poor choices. Hopefully he’s learned his lesson. He’s learning every day.” For as much as Blackman is a question mark, the Colts have plenty of exclamation points in running back Jack Sula, tight end Morrell Presley and offensive lineman Matthew Hunt. “We’re stacked,” Hunt said. The difference between being a good team and a great team might fall on Blackman, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound talent with tremendous raw skills. Blackman said he has received offers from Ohio State, Florida State and Tennessee after committing to Washington in June. Blackman said his parents, Pauline Moses and Tony Green, his cousin Larry Patterson and counselor Allison Manumaleuna have provided support during a tumultuous summer. “I made a couple of mistakes,” said Blackman, who has a 3.6 GPA. “It was about being around the wrong people. It was being where I shouldn’t have been and not where I should’ve been. I’m trying to learn from the situation and trying to be a better person. “The coaches told me it comes down to making good decisions, being a good teammate and being consistent on the field, especially at practice.” Blackman is still practicing with the team, but sophomore backup quarterback Daniel Torres is getting plenty of reps and will start Friday night against Grandview, Colo. “I took it pretty hard at first,” Presley said. “It took a minute to get over the situation. It’s going to hurt us not having him out there, but we’re going to do the best we can until he comes back. He has to show he wants to be on this team.” Christensen said the hard part for Blackman will be when the games start. But the team has already tried to start the healing process. “We were all angry at him at first,” Sula said. “But Dominique knows what he did wrong. He apologized to the whole team, and we forgave him. We just have to help him right now.” Sula has been offered a scholarship at linebacker by San Diego State and by six other schools at running back. Christensen said Sula may not be the fastest or strongest running back in Southern California, but that he’s the most complete. Sula rushed for 1,834 yards and 20 touchdowns last season. Presley has committed to USC as a junior. Hunt is a brute on the line. And the Colts are loaded athletically at virtually every position. “(Blackman) is a real big part of this team, but without him, we still feel we have a lot of weapons,” Sula said. “The Marine League should be automatic for us because we feel we’ve gotten better from last year. We’re shooting for a City title.” [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MARINE LEAGUE: Carson has terrific talent returning, but star QB is suspended. By Tony Ciniglio STAFF WRITER On paper, Carson might be the best returning team in the South Bay. last_img read more