Sugoi 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 70.www.sugoi.com Related
UK: The start of the next South Eastern passenger franchise has been delayed ‘while we make a decision on the competition’, Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling confirmed to parliament on April 9.The Department for Transport is negotiating a short-term extension to its current agreement with Govia. This would run until November 10 2019, with an option to extend it further to April 2020.The South Eastern franchise covers commuter and regional services from Kent and East Sussex to London which are currently operated by Govia under the Southeastern brand.The next franchise had originally been due to start on December 2018, but the refranchising process was delayed. On March 21 a DfT spokesperson had told Railway Gazette International that the department had not yet made a decision, but the refranchising process had not been stopped.The shortlisted bidders for the next contract are London & South East Passenger Rail Services (Govia 65:35 joint venture of Go-Ahead and Keolis UK) and South Eastern Holdings (Abellio Transport Group, East Japan Railway and Mitsui & Co). The Stagecoach South Eastern Trains group of Stagecoach and Alstom had also been shortlisted, but on April 10 the Department for Transport announced that Stagecoach Group’s bids for the South Eastern, East Midlands and West Coast Partnership contracts had all been disqualified as non-compliant. Trenitalia UK had also been shortlisted for South Eastern, but withdrew from the competition to focus on bidding for the West Coast Partnership inter-city contract which was its primary target in entering the UK market. According to Grayling, the award of the WCP contract is now expected in June.
💬| “At first, I couldn’t get my head around it, to know someone who is always smiling, can be suffering like that. You feel like a bad friend for not noticing.”As part of @MovemberUK, @Sheedy95 reflects on the experience of supporting a friend battling mental health issues. pic.twitter.com/rib8IkvUie— Bristol Bears (@BristolBears) October 26, 2018 Bristol City, Bristol Bears and Bristol Flyers – as well as the clubs’ sporting charities – are backing this year’s campaign, with players growing moustaches, helping to raise funds and sharing their own personal stories.You can donate to the Bristol Bears Movember cause by clicking here. Hurrell opened up on his personal battle with mental health issues, while Sheedy reflected on the experience of supporting a friend through a tough period. Bristol Bears is proud to support the Movember Foundation’s campaign to stop men dying too young.Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men’s health and addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. 🎥| “I really struggled to talk to people, so it’s been quite a big thing for me to open up. I didn’t like doing it, but it has helped me in the long run.”As part of @MovemberUK campaign, centre @whhurrell opens up about his own mental health battle. 👊 pic.twitter.com/4XDHX8mosu— Bristol Bears (@BristolBears) October 25, 2018
If anyone benefited from Saturday’s postponement due to heavy rain, it was Orioles closer Zach Britton.Second in the American League behind only Minnesota’s Glen Perkins with 22 saves, Britton pitched for the fifth time in seven days Friday to preserve a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Indians. As the Orioles have played their best baseball of the season with 16 wins in their last 21 games, Britton has earned the save in nine of those victories.“Sometimes, his performance gets taken for granted,” manager Buck Showalter said. “It’s really hard to do what Zach’s doing.”While no Oriole currently leads his position in AL All-Star voting, Britton’s performance all but demands an invitation to Cincinnati on July 14 at this point. If selected by Kansas City manager Ned Yost, Britton would become the 10th Orioles closer since 1979 to be named to the All-Star Game.The lefty has pitched more innings (32 2/3) than any AL reliever with more than five saves and is 22-for-23 in save chances with his only blemish coming on April 25 when suspect defense contributed to a blown save in a game the Orioles won in extra innings. His ERA of 1.93 and 10.2 strikeouts per nine innings — he struck out just 7.3 per nine in 2014 — have squashed any lingering doubts that Britton could repeat what he did last season.After transitioning from starter to long reliever to first-time closer last year, Britton has been asked to carry a heavier workload in his second year as the Orioles’ ninth-inning man. In an era when most closers are only asked to pitch one inning, Britton converted the two four-out saves of his career earlier this season and has twice secured five-out saves this month.It’s no wonder Showalter made a point to recognize Britton’s heavy workload on Friday night after his fifth save in a week.“It’s difficult. You physically have to make sure that you’re OK to go — you’re doing stuff in the gym or maintenance,” Britton said. “These are things that I’m learning. Last year, I don’t know if I had that many appearances in that [few] days. It’s just little things I’m learning, but it’s kind of the job title. I’m just adjusting to it.”Because he doesn’t shy away from pitching to contact, the Orioles closer will go through spells in which he puts runners on base like he has in recent outings. Of his nine saves in the month of June, Britton has allowed at least one batter to reach eight times, but he continues to get that all-important 27th out to preserve victories.As we saw in the clinching Game 3 of last year’s AL Division Series, Britton escaping trouble is typically only a ground ball away. On Friday, he worked around a leadoff single to convert his 18th consecutive save opportunity, matching his best stretch of 2014.“It’s not always easy I guess,” Britton said. “The last couple, I’ve had some guys on and had to work out of it a little bit. The hitters up here are so good, and guys are starting to get aggressive on that sinker, so it is just about execution on that first hitter. The last couple times, it just hasn’t been there. It’s not easy; I learned that last year you go through times where you have guys on every time out there. It’s the times where things aren’t going your way all the time that you just got to battle.“I’m just making pitches when those guys get on and getting out of those jams. I think the big thing is I know I’m one pitch away from getting that double-play ball.”It may not be easy, but Britton has made it look that way, leaving him more than deserving of a trip to the All-Star Game.
Former Nigeria winger Emmanuel Amuneke has said he is open to coaching the Super Eagles if the opportunity is given to him.Uncertainty still surrounds the future of current coach Gernot Rohr, as the Nigeria Football Federation are yet to hand the Franco-German tactician a new contract, with his current deal set to expire in June.In an interview with journalists on social media, the former Barcelona star, who previously coached Nigeria youth sides, the Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles, said he remains hopeful of landing the Super Eagles plum job.“I’m a very honest and straight-going guy, of course, we all nurse ambitions of coaching our country one day,” the former Tanzania coach said. “But we don’t know when, we don’t know how it will come.Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Amuneke-APril-15.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Download Audio“But we know, doing the right thing, and when it pleases God, who sees every affairs of men, if it pleases Him and He finds me being in a position to help the country, of course, one day I hope I will be a in a position to coach the Super Eagles.”Following his exploits in Tanzania, where he guided the Taifa Stars to their first Africa Cup of Nations appearance in 39 years last year in Egypt, many have touted Amuneke to replace Rohr as the Eagles coach.The 1994 African Footballer of the Year also guided Nigeria’s U-17 boys to the 2015 FIFA World Cup title in Chile.Related
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