A Brief History of Plaid Shirts

first_imgPlaid shirts won’t die. They only continue to evolve. Disciples owe great thanks to the rebels of the Scottish highlands, who first donned the criss-crossed tartan on kilts in the seventeenth century, as a mark of clan identity. American factories (R.I.P.) started churning out the checkered patterns in pre-Civil War times, and through the years an inexplicably diverse array of cultural demographics have adopted the trend. What other piece of clothing at some point in time could have been a defining look for rail workers, rednecks, lumberjacks, cowboys, farmers, truckers, hippies, hipsters, Mr. Fix-Its, feminists, grunge rockers, gangster rappers, surfers, and skaters?Of course, the outdoor world has been a steadfast supporter of the resilient fashion phenomenon for decades—from old-school hikers to dirtbag climbers to a recent explosion among terrain park air junkies. With that in mind, we look back at some of plaid’s finer moments in history.1746 Plaid banned by the British for four decades after Scottish Rebellion.1850 Woolrich unveils the two-tone plaid Buffalo Check shirt, which is still available today. According to the Pennsylvania-born company’s history books, the pattern designer owned a herd of buffalo.1914 Ad copywriter William Laughead personifies lumberjack folk hero Paul Bunyan in a series of pamphlets for the Red River Lumber Company. Bunyan’s legend has since been immortalized in cartoons, statues, trails, and theme parks.1939 Red Flannel Day is started in Cedar Springs, Michigan, after the town became nationally famous for producing red flannel sweaters. The town still holds a massive Red Flannel Festival over the last weekend in September and first weekend in October.1963 The Beach Boys make the Pendleton plaid shirt famous by wearing it side by side holding a surfboard on the album “Surfer Girl.”1978 In his quest for the Tennessee governor’s office, now senator Lamar Alexander walked 1,000 miles across the state in a red and black flannel shirt. The populist stunt helped earn him the office for eight years.1979 “The Dukes of Hazzard” first airs on CBS. Guys suddenly started making wives and girlfriends wear their plaid shirts.1990 The Red Flannel Run debuts in Des Moines, Iowa. Earlier this year, 1,600 plaid-clad runners entered the race.1991 Pearl Jam debuts video for “Even Flow.” Flannel becomes scarce in Seattle for the remainder of the decade.1993 In his video for “Today was a Good Day,” Ice Cube wears the gangsta’s top-button flannel with a hood.  1998 Earl Shaffer commemorates his flagship thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail by completing the trail again 50 years later wearing his trademark blue flannel shirt and pith helmet.2007 High school student Danielle Cook starts the Flannel Fridays Club in Oneida, N.Y. It has since gone viral on Facebook.2010Burton designs Olympic uniforms for the U.S. Snowboarding Team featuring Gore-Tex jackets that look like plaid shirts.last_img read more

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Honduras Increases Capacities for Natural Disasters

first_imgBy Julieta Pelcastre/Diálogo November 21, 2016 U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) donated two modern facilities to Honduras for storing equipment and supplies. The donation will help increase the Permanent Contingency Commission’s (COPECO, per its Spanish acronym) capacity to respond to natural disasters. The donations are part of SOUTHCOM’s Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP), which supports a series of projects intended to reinforce the preparation and mitigation capacities of Latin American countries for natural disasters. Projects include infrastructure, equipment, and the training of operational personnel. “We are under a line of action in preparation for disasters. We intend to enhance the response capacities of Honduras to be able to respond to the basic necessities of the population, whether through emergency operation centers or disaster response warehouses, shelters, automatic response information systems, and a better flow of communication,” said Wendy Bustillos, coordinator of SOUTHCOM’s HAP in Honduras, to Diálogo. Keeping promises SOUTHCOM contributed $ 750,000 for the construction of a warehouse in the coastal city of La Ceiba, in northern Honduras. The facility will be used to store equipment and supplies that will expand the natural disaster response capacity of COPECO and other governmental agencies. “In this way, SOUTHCOM is reiterating to our country its support for disaster preparedness, support that it has been giving us for years,” said Abraham Mejía Griffin, deputy commissioner of COPECO in the Atlantic coast region, to Diálogo. “Along with training, prevention, and national collaboration, the warehouse, which will be inaugurated on November 29th, will be a key to continuing our advancement in the prevention of risks in Honduras.” Community center SOUTHCOM also constructed and financed a community center to benefit the Chorti Commonwealth, an intercity structure created for the integral development of the Copanchorti Basin within the department of Copán. The center, inaugurated during a ceremony on October 20th, will support the preparation for disaster relief in vulnerable communities in the west of Honduras. Major Roberto Solórzano of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Hilde Cartagena, regional deputy commissioner of COPECO in Santa Rosa de Copán; and Adonias Morales, president of the Chorti Commonwealth, attended the event. The center has more In addition to functioning as a storage facility and an alternate emergency operations center, the 1,200-square-meter building will be used for medical brigades as well as cultural and community events. The center consists of a conference room and a warehouse with a storage capacity of 10 metric tons of supplies such as medicine, tents, and blankets. It also has sanitation facilities, an electrical power generator, a water tank, an office, and ample parking. The property can shelter approximately 300 people. The Chorti Commonwealth manages the center. “We are responsible for continuing to expand, not only to stay with the infrastructure that SOUTHCOM donated to us. We are going to make improvements in the area,” said Maynor Mejía, general manager of the community center. “These buildings are great logistical support for the Armed Forces, the Fire Department, the Paramedics Foundation, the Honduran Red Cross, and all the governmental institutions that are always ready to provide humanitarian aid,” Deputy Commissioner Cartagena said. The people are priority According to Mejía, “the community center was built by the Honduran corporation Eterna S.A. de C.V. The work was supervised by SOUTHCOM’s Army Corps of Engineers.” “With this type of donation, we are not only giving support, but we are also training the communities and providing all the healthcare and prevention services,” added Deputy Commissioner Cartagena. “SOUTHCOM’s efforts help the country’s authorities bring the civilian population better service with a great quality of people.” Honduras is one of the 20 most vulnerable countries in the world in terms of floods and hurricanes. In the last century, almost five million people were affected by natural disasters, according to On Secure Land, Natural Disasters, and Land Tenure, a report issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 2016. “It is our duty to be prepared to address any emergency that surpasses the capacities of a municipality to handle,” warned Deputy Commissioner Cartagena. Ongoing support Since 2012, SOUTHCOM has supported Honduras with more than four infrastructure projects in the cities of Tegucigalpa, Puerto Lempira, San Pedro Sula, and Danli. Each warehouse costs approximately $ 500,000 to $ 700,000. The warehouses comply with standards and security measures required by the American Concrete Institute. “The regions we have supported are strategic in the sense that they have the most coverage at the national level, so that a synergy exists as well as this communication between regions during emergencies or disasters,” said Bustillos. Under its HAP, SOUTHCOM also donated a motorboat to COPECO to provide free medical care in the department of Gracias a Dios, one of the most difficult zones to access, even for locals. The boat has been operated by the Honduran Navy since October, 2015. “The United States has always supported Honduras. It has given us food, medications, vehicles, and the proper equipment to strengthen the country’s response capacity,” said Deputy commissioner Mejía. “It is quite a positive boost.” As part of its continual support initiative for strengthening COPECO’s response capacity, SOUTHCOM is analyzing the construction of an emergency operations center and a warehouse in the department of Valle. “If it is approved, we will have the chance to finalize the project between 2018 and 2020. With this, we would practically have the totality of strategic points covered in the country,” concluded Bustillos.last_img read more

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Reminder: Discount available for lending webinars

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Bipartisan MBL relief bill introduced in House

first_imgRep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., officially introduced legislation Friday that would provide a three-year exemption from the credit union member business lending (MBL) cap for loans made to small businesses as they recover from coronavirus national emergency.The bill was announced earlier in the week as Sherman circulated the bill text among the House seeking cosponsors. NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger offered the association’s support in response to its announcement.“We thank Representatives Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), Don Young (R-Alaska), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) for working with NAFCU and standing with credit unions that are looking to help small businesses and local communities overcome the financial impact of the coronavirus,” Berger said. “This legislation will go a long way toward ensuring more loans and capital reach those in need, and NAFCU stands to advocate for its passage during these uncertain economic times.”Sixteen members – representing both parties – ultimately signed on as cosponsors prior to its introduction. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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Education for holders and organizers of tourist contents in nature

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&amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;gt; On Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27, in the Zadar County Chamber, there will be a training for holders and organizers of tourist facilities in nature, organized by the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.The training is part of a series of workshops held in Zagreb, Rijeka, Požega, Osijek, Split, Otočac, Zadar and Dubrovnik, which the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce have been holding since 2004. The training program for holders and organizers of tourist contents in nature in Croatia has so far been completed by approximately 1000 participants, and certainly as adventure tourism activities are an important factor in extending the tourist season.The Croatian Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service, has been holding workshops for training holders and organizers of outdoor tourist facilities since 2004. Adventure activities are often organized in inaccessible terrain, so the expertise of guides is essential to ensure a high level of safety for tourists. Although the offer of adventure tourism in Croatia is still not at a satisfactory level, a significant increase in interest in this segment of tourism is noticeable.Adventure tourism in the world is one of the fastest growing segments, so it is important to offer the best and safest service and provide tourists with a complete experience of Croatia as a safe and attractive destination for adventure tourism.You can find the program with the lecture schedule at the link PROGRAM,and you can sign up here – APPLY.Related news:LIST OF TOURIST SERVICES OF ACTIVE AND ADVENTURE TOURISM PUBLISHEDDUBROVNIK OUTDOOR FESTIVAL IS MUCH MORE THAN A FESTIVAL, IT IS A PLATFORM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF ADVENTURE TOURISM IN CROATIAlast_img read more

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Colmore Gate finally finds occupier

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Arsenal transfer target Samuel Umtiti insists he is staying at Barcelona

first_img Video Settings Coral BarrySaturday 8 Jun 2019 9:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link825Shares PLAY Read More Advertisement by Metro About Connatix V67539 Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Manchester United captain Harry Maguire SPONSORED Comment Umtiti insists he wants to stay at Barcelona (Picture: Getty)Although Barcelona might be open to Umtiti leaving this summer, the 25-year-old is under contract at the club until 2023.Whatever happens with Umtiti, Arsenal do appear to be closing in on the double signing of midfielder Dennis Praet and centre-back Joachim Andersen.Arsenal have bid £44m for the Sampdoria duo and their offer is expected to be accepted.MORE: Every player released by Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United & Liverpool Read More / Read More Read More Read More 1 min. story Umtiti was Emery’s top defensive choice (Picture: Getty)The statement will come as a blow to Emery, who is desperate to strengthen his squad this summer.Arsenal suffered a humiliating end to their campaign with a 4-1 defeat to Chelsea in the Europa League final, missing out on Champions League football next season as a result of that defeat.AdvertisementAdvertisementEmery has been handed just £45million to spend and might be forced to sell some of his first-team stars to raise further funds.MORE: Why Manchester United signed Daniel James after making enquiry for Arsenal transfer target Ryan Fraser 1/1 Umtiti is wanted by Arsenal this summer (Picture: Getty)Samuel Umtiti insists he will remain at Barcelona this summer, despite interest from Arsenal.Unai Emery has reportedly identified the centre-back as his No.1 defensive target and Barcelona are prepared to offload him.But Umtiti dismissed the growing transfer speculation surrounding him and confirmed he intends to stay at the Nou Camp.He told RTL France: ‘I have a contract, I feel happy in Barcelona. I had a complicated season, but I will still be at Barcelona next season.’ADVERTISEMENT Full Screen Arsenal transfer target Samuel Umtiti insists he is staying at Barcelona Coming Next Skip Ad Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Top articles Skip Advertisementlast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

first_img Flag Order,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all commonwealth flags at the Capitol Complex and throughout the state to be lowered to half-staff in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.All commonwealth flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, October 8, 2017.Per an order from the White House, the United States Flag has also been ordered to fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, October 8, 2017. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October 08, 2017center_img Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Servicelast_img read more

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Hard work for great results at Brisbane auctions

first_img19 Tristania Rd Chapel Hill went for $720,000 at auction today More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoAuctioneer, Peter Bergin, opens proceedings at 130 Beck St Paddington.An opening bid of $600,000 quickly rose to $700,000. The property then hit the market at $760,000 with a very happy couple the eventual victors at $772,000.Marketing agent Judy Newlands said the buyers are ecstatic.“This was a great buy for this young couple. They’ve been looking to secure their position in the trendy inner-city suburb of Paddington.”Paddington has lost none of its momentum according to Ms Newlands.“We are seeing three clear groups of buyers. Not only do we have buyers entering the market and those downsizing, but we also have healthy numbers of local and interstate investors,” she said.In other results, negotiations are set to continue on the vacant site at 43 Mein St, Spring Hill which passed in at $1.02 million today. Negotiations are set to continue on 43 Mein St, Spring HillAdvertised as a 253sq m parcel with endless opportunity, the cleared and level block is located among a mix of units, homes and business, and is a very short stroll to the heart of Brisbane’s CBD.Finally, a family home at 19 Tristania Rd, Chapel Hill hit the market for the first time in 50 years.Agents said the two-level, three-bedroom house on 979sq m had plenty of interest during the lead up to the big day.Selling agent at Ray White City Precinct, John Fredericks, said there were five registered bidders with the home eventually selling for $720,000.center_img This home at 28 Loch St, West End sold for $885,000 to a private buyer with a vision for renovation. Photo: Jack TranAuctioneer David Farrell did more running than talking during a marathon 40 minutes of negotiation that saw an extreme renovator’s delight in West End eventually sell for $885,000.Mr Farrell’s snappy one liners kept the 25-person crowd amused at 28 Loch St, but action stalled moments after an opening bid on behalf of the vendor at $800,000.With three registered bidders in attendance, selling agent with Ray White City Precincts, Danielle Belshaw, knew there was some work to do.A relay between the vendor and potential buyers saw the auction reopen 40 minutes after it first began with a firm offer of $885,000 on the table and a declaration that it was finally on the market.With no other buyers keen to step up, the property was sold to new owners with high aspirations for creating a grand home.On the north side of town it was a different affair. 4 Stubley St, Wavell Height is a very hip holding in a traditional suburban setting.Auctioneer Haesley Cush kept the momentum rolling with the bids rising from $950,000 to $1.125 million in minutes.When the property was eventually declared, “Gone!” by Mr Cush at $1.25 million, new owners Jacqui and Alan Spiers celebrated their buy.“I’m a little bit competitive,” Mrs Spiers said with a grin.There were four registered bidders among the crowd of 50 attending the auction of 130 Beck St Paddington where a classic Queenslander cottage was on offer.last_img read more

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Brisbane bidders told to ‘channel your inner Donald Trump’

first_imgAt Sunnybank Hills south of Brisbane, a 20-year partnership between auctioneer Paul Moore and LJ Hooker agent Peter Florentzos could not keep the pair together at the auction of 342 Gowan Rd. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK Bidders at one Brisbane auction were encouraged to ‘channel your inner Donald Trump’ in one very important way.A BAN on bushwalks and shopping for fun was lifted across Brisbane on the weekend and even auctioneers were having trouble keeping track of their agents and bidders before a house finally sold at auction for $980,000. “One thing with Peter, he tends to wander when he’s on the phone. He’s wandered right out of sight so I’ve no idea,” Mr Moore told his AuctionNow online audience as he waited for an opening bid. LJ Hooker auctioneer Paul Moore. Picture: Peter Wallis“He’s either taking social distancing to extreme or, as he tends to do, he’s got the wanders.”The agent did return with a bidder but the three-bedroom house was passed in and is now on the market for $558,000.US president Donald Trump was used to draw bidders out of hiding at the online auction of an acreage block at 1192 New Cleveland Rd, Gumdale.“Channel your inner Donald Trump, get behind the keyboard and put in your opening bids, obviously disregard the other parts of Donald Trump,” McGrath auctioneer John Smith said to his online audience.One person responded but the bid was not enough to stop the 9800sq m property from passing in at $700,000.It was north Brisbane local Nathan Lloyd, spending Saturday afternoon on the back deck of his Stafford home, who ended up buying a house under the hammer, despite being locked out of the online auction of 44 Antill St, Wilston. The house at 44 Antill St, Wilston.“I was on the phone with the agent, we had trouble with Google Hangouts,” Mr Lloyd said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago“It wasn’t the best conditions but in saying that, it’s pretty good conditions for buying.”Six registered bidders attended the online auction which was viewed by up to 17 people.Bidding climbed from $860,000 to the winning bid of $980,000 in 15 minutes. The open-plan kitchen and dining area.Ray White Wilston lead agent Alistair Macmillan said buyers in the inner north were looking for a principle place of residence for the next five-10 years and were not being put off by current market variables.“For April we had 100 per cent clearance rates which we are really stoked about with this new process (of online auctions),” Mr Macmillan said.Mr Lloyd will rent out his Stafford property and move in to Wilston with his young family. Brisbane apartment to rival any house How coronavirus has affected the Queensland property market MORE QUEENSLAND PROPERTY STORIESlast_img read more

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