Boys soccer: Glen Ridge repeats as sectional champs in familiar fashion

Glen Ridge had been there before – down 1-0 at the half in the sectional title.

It won a 2-1 overtime final in a comeback last fall against Bound Brook and this year, the third-seeded Ridgers didn’t need extra time to take the North, East A, Group 1-A crown in the form of a 2-1 victory over top-seeded Waldwick in Waldwick.

“Just to have a season and let the kids have a chance to defend their title was huge for us,” head coach Brian Ianni said. “Even though Waldwick is a great team and deserved the top seed, we felt a little jaded with our three seed given how tough our competition is. We play Group 4 schools and all of our losses were to top-flight teams. We were excited to come in and play. We have a gritty group of kids.”

Drew Hiner broke open the Glen Ridge (10-4) scoring on a through-ball setup from Travis Burnett early in the second half. Ty Rank then fed Burnett for the go-ahead goal with 17 minutes to go in the contest.

Segun Wallace turned away six shots to preserve the victory.

All four box score contributors are seniors and part of a huge graduating class for the Ridgers. Ianni touched on his seniors and the bond he has developed with them.

“I feel like a few of the seniors were unsure what to expect ahead of summer workouts and if there was even going to be a season,” he said. “Some were even reluctant to come to the workouts at first. I had some of these kids when they were in middle school, but I definitely had to build up our relationship in the summer time. I think their hunger, their drive and their style of play is similar to mine. It made for a great relationship and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

Ianni spent his first 13 years at Glen Ridge as an assistant for the girls’ team.

He took the boys’ job in the offseason and it turned into a fall full of memories with more to come.

“The title means everything,” he said. “I knew the guys that I had and I knew the talent that I had. These guys are so great to work with and fun to work with. Every coach remembers their first year, but this group of seniors made it so special and it’s not something you can forget.”

Frank Kasperowicz scored on a pass from Kyle Jahnke for Waldwick (14-3).

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Wall Street ‘old boys club’ lets in more women

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Goldman Sachs, one of Wall Street’s biggest names, is letting in more female partners along with minorities.

The investment bank says almost half of its new partners will come from diverse backgrounds.

Goldman Sachs has frequently come under fire for its “boy’s club” mentality, promoting mostly white men to senior roles.

Becoming partner at the investment bank is seen as entry into one of Wall Street’s most exclusive clubs.

Goldman’s partners collectively own a small stake in the firm and get a pay rise to a basic salary of $950,000 (£724,000).

On top of this, they also get exclusive access to the bank’s private investment funds and a share of future profits from them.

However, the number of employees it has made partner this year has fallen to its lowest level in decades.

A total of 60 staff will join the exclusive club, which the investment bank says is a result of a “highly selective process to identify each new generation of Goldman Sachs senior leaders”.

Goldman Sachs said 16 of the 60 were women, while four were black, three Hispanic and 10 Asian. A total of 32 were white men.

Chief executive David Solomon has said he wants to move faster to increase diversity among the bank’s senior ranks.

“We continue to advance diversity and inclusion at our firm,” a Goldman Sachs spokesman said after announcing the new partners.

Earlier this year, at the height of the Black Lives Matter movement, Goldman Sachs pledged $10m towards a fund for racial equality.

Corruption scandal

Goldman Sachs is hoping to put a recent scandal behind it, following its involvement in Malaysia’s 1MDB state fund.

The bank has paid out more than $5bn in settlements across the world including the US, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Last month, Goldman Sachs agreed to pay nearly $3bn to end a probe of its role in the corruption scandal.

The bank’s Malaysian subsidiary admitted in US court that it had paid more than $1bn in bribes to win work raising money for the Malaysian state-owned wealth fund.

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Burlington Boys, South Burlington Claim D-1 Soccer Titles in Dramatic Fashion

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – The Burlington Boys and South Burlington Girls both tallied remarkable goals to complete upsets in the D-1 soccer state championships Saturday at BHS.

The fifth-seeded Seahorses battled through a nervy affair with #3 Essex, with both goalkeepers maintaining clean sheets through 80 minutes of regulation time. But in the first overtime period, it appeared that the Hornets had claimed the title. Off a long throw in, Matt Correia headed the ball into the net to seemingly end the game. But as Essex was celebrating, the linesman waved it off, ruling Correia had pushed off a defender to clear space.

Given a new lease on life, it did not take long for Burlington to take advantage. About a minute later, Manoj Karki whipped a ball into the box, and Gonzalaiz Arakaza rose up to meet it, beating the Hornet keeper to the ball and handing the Seahorses a dramatic 1-0 overtime win.

“It was an adrenaline rush,” Arakaza said after the game. “Honestly I was out of breath. I couldn’t run anymore, my feet were cramping up and I just went for it and that happened! This for my country Burundi though, this is where I was born and I’m very happy to be able to play for BHS.”

The win gave BHS its first title since 2016 (also won by a 1-0 scoreline over Essex in the final) and the sixth in program history.

The South Burlington girls’ victory may not have been quite as dramatic but it was even more stunning. Entering Saturday’s final, CVU hadn’t lost a game since falling on penalties in the 2016 semifinals, had won nine of the last ten state titles including each of the last three, and hadn’t given up a goal from the run of play all season. The Wolves ended all of those streaks with a shocking 2-1 upset to claim their first state title in a decade.

After the Redhawks staked out to an early 1-0 lead thanks to a rocket from Josie Pecor, SB got to work to get back in the game. A misplay at the back by the Redhawks allowed Madison King-Thurber to sneak behind the defense and keeper to level the score before halftime, and deep into the second half, Rachel Kelley delivered the deathblow to the CVU dynasty. The Wolves freshman beat her defender into the box and chipped the charging keeper to hand South Burlington the win.

“Being a freshman on this team, it was just so amazing to be able to contribute to it,” Kelley said. “And to have the opportunity to play with my sister who’s a senior, it’s just so crazy, feels so amazing.”

“We came out here thinking that there’s always a possibility, that we just have to play our hardest, and no matter what the outcome is, we love each other,” King-Thurber said. “I think that’s what put us ahead because we played as a team.”

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Schwandt Family gives birth to girl after 14 boys

In a photo from May 30, 2018, the Schwandt family poses for a photo at their farm in Lakeview, Mich. Standing from left are Tommy, Calvin, Drew, Tyler, Zach, Brandon, Gabe, Vinny and Wesley. Seated, starting at upper left are Charlie, Luke, mother Kateri holding Finley, father Jay with Tucker and Francisco in the foreground.

In a photo from May 30, 2018, the Schwandt family poses for a photo at their farm in Lakeview, Mich. Standing from left are Tommy, Calvin, Drew, Tyler, Zach, Brandon, Gabe, Vinny and Wesley. Seated, starting at upper left are Charlie, Luke, mother Kateri holding Finley, father Jay with Tucker and Francisco in the foreground.


A Michigan family with 14 boys will have some adjustments to make following a new addition to the family.

It’s a girl!

The Schwandt family of western Michigan welcomed Maggie Jayne Schwandt to the family Thursday morning. After 14 boys, Maggie is the first girl.

“As if 2020 couldn’t get any crazier!” the family said on the Facebook page of their livestream program, ‘14 Outdoorsmen.’ “We are blessed to welcome and announce the birth of our little SISTER, Maggie Jayne. Her and mom are doing well and we couldn’t be more excited.”

The 14 boys range in age 2 to 28, according to a 2018 article from Today. The parents, Jay and Kateri Schwandt, even became grandparents for the first time two years ago, the Today article states.

Asked by in 2014 if their 13th baby could be a girl, the mom said, “I think we would go into shock. It would probably be disbelief.”

After the birth of Magie, Mercy Health congratulated the Schwandt family Friday on their “remarkable addition.”

The eldest brother, Tyler Schwandt, told the Detroit Free Press he isn’t sure if her mother owns anything that is pink. He said he hasn’t “quite wrapped my mind around” the birth of the first girl to the family.

“We are overjoyed and beyond excited to add Maggie Jayne to our family,” Jay Schwandt told the Free Press. “This year has been memorable in so many ways, for so many reasons, but Maggie is the greatest gift we could ever imagine.”

Katie Schwandt, who is 46, is used to large families; she is one of 14 siblings herself, according to mlive.

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Women Knocking On Doors Of Britain’s Old Boys’ Clubs

Britain’s elite private members’ clubs have long been places where politicians, businessmen and other high-fliers have hobnobbed.

But revolt is brewing in the #MeToo era, as women are eager to join the old boys’ clubs.

At The Garrick, founded in 1831, a quintessentially English charm prevails behind its imposing grey stone facade in the heart of central London’s Covent Garden.

Members socialise in cosy and rarefied comfort, beneath an extraordinary collection of paintings adorning the walls of the solid wood library and hall filled with leather sofas.

This is exactly the kind of venue that Emily Bendell, the businesswoman who heads the Bluebella lingerie company, wants to infiltrate.

The Garrick Club was founded in 1831 and is typical of the cosy and rarefied comfort where politicians, businessmen and other high-fliers thrive The Garrick Club was founded in 1831 and is typical of the cosy and rarefied comfort where politicians, businessmen and other high-fliers thrive Photo: AFP / TOLGA AKMEN

However, despite its more bohemian reputation stemming from its founding links to actors, she discovered the Garrick — like a dozen other prestigious London clubs, such as White’s and Boodle’s — is reserved exclusively for men.

“It’d be one thing if it was just a tiny club… but this is a institution in the middle of London, with our politicians, with our judges, as members, people at the top of their profession,” the indignant Bendell told AFP.

“I found it really troubling that women were excluded from that space,” she added, arguing “there is no doubt that women’s progression has been inhibited” by the policy.

So Bendell instructed her lawyers to write to the club, outlining her intent to take legal action for discrimination under equality legislation.

The Garrick Club in Covent Garden has something of a bohemian reputation stemming from its founding links to actors The Garrick Club in Covent Garden has something of a bohemian reputation stemming from its founding links to actors Photo: AFP / TOLGA AKMEN

They hope to rely on the distinction that in law, same-sex organisations are allowed but those offering services cannot restrict on this basis.

Private members’ clubs offer food, drink and often hotel services, which are open to women only if they are invited by male members.

Several clubs contacted by AFP, including the Garrick, did not respond to requests for comment.

In their late 19th century heyday, such clubs served “a very specific purpose” and their gender rules were “not particularly controversial”, according to historian Amy Milne-Smith, of Canada’s Wilfrid Laurier University.

She noted that at the time they filled the largely male need for a social space “to meet with your peers in the city”, as their homes could be cramped, or outside London where restaurants and nightclubs barely existed.

More women are pushing to join Britain's elite private clubs where male-only rules have stood for more than a century in some cases More women are pushing to join Britain’s elite private clubs where male-only rules have stood for more than a century in some cases Photo: AFP / TOLGA AKMEN

At the same time, women’s social lives were primarily house-bound, and dominated by “teas and balls and dances”.

“But our society changes, and so we have to rethink and re-evaluate all institutions, and they always change,” said Milne-Smith, noting the clubs were never intended to be sites for business deals.

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Black Pre-Teen Candian Boy Launches Clothing Line with Cool Trending Stuff For Boys – Press Release

Black Pre-Teen Candian Boy Launches Clothing Line with Cool Trending Stuff For Boys

October 26, 2020 – Thanks to young fashion-loving Black Pre-teen entrepreneur, Caleb, boys of all ages can now purchase trendy and fashionable clothes from All Drip. Despite only being 11, Caleb has taken a liking to fashion and style and will not settle for wacky children’s clothes. With this drive, he pleaded nicely with his mother to let him start All Drip, a brand dedicated to bringing fashionable clothing to boys his age.

No one thought of this before, but All Dripp has made a magnificent start just when the shopping season is around the corner. For those who find shopping for boys’ clothing a nightmare, All Dripp brings new trends, fashionable goodies, and accessories right to your fingertips.

Everyone knows that when it comes to fashionable options for boys’ clothing, options are not great and limited. All Dripp was conceived after one such trip with the founder’s 11-year-old son. The selection lay in a small corner! The Covid situation added to the hassles. Well, the son had a brilliant response – he wanted a website where he could sell trendy clothes only for boys, and select all the other good stuff his friends would love. 

Here buyers would find some cool stuff chosen by a youngster who shares the same tastes and preferences. All Drip’s inventory contains gamer gear too. These include T-shirts, sweaters & hoodies, jeans, hats & accessories, and more. For instance, check out the Boy’s Luminous Cotton T-Shirt, or the Starry Night Sky LED Night Light Projector. There is more cool stuff, like the Hedgehog T-Shirt for kids, or Boys Stainless Steel Fashion Quartz Watch, and a Stainless Super Hero Ring. 


My mom says that ‘we have to be the change that you want to see’. So I hope to give boys more stylish clothes that they like. And let boys that look like me know that they can do anything,” says the young founder and budding entrepreneur of All Dripp.

All Dripp is just the beginning for the young Canadian founder, who is a Black, pre-teen entrepreneur and rising star, and is undergoing a homeschooling curriculum due to the dreary COVID-19. He will be a kid to watch in 2021. The website would appeal to moms and boys (between 2-16 years), young women, and all other entrepreneurs for inspiration.

All Dripp has had over 2,000 successful deliveries with a buyer protection scheme. These high-quality products are shipped to over 185 countries, with safe and multiple payment modes.

Apart from his mum, Caleb certainly has many people rooting for him. Not only do other kids love his clothing line, but their parents also. Canadian brands, and have earned praise from Caleb’s team for respectively styling and providing a haircut for the youngster.


We are a team of enthusiastic developers and entrepreneurs who decided to convert their common experience into this web store. We hope you’ll like it as much as we do and have a great shopping experience here. Our prime

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Global Men’s and Boys’ Clothing Industry

Global Men’s and Boys’ Clothing Market to Reach $552. 4 Billion by 2027. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Men’s and Boys’ Clothing estimated at US$451. 2 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$552.

New York, Oct. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — announces the release of the report “Global Men’s and Boys’ Clothing Industry” –
4 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 2.9% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Coats & Jackets, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 3.2% CAGR and reach US$61.4 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Jackets, Blazers & Suits segment is readjusted to a revised 2.2% CAGR for the next 7-year period.

The U.S. Market is Estimated at $121.9 Billion, While China is Forecast to Grow at 5.4% CAGR

The Men’s and Boys’ Clothing market in the U.S. is estimated at US$121.9 Billion in the year 2020. China, the world`s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$112.4 Billion by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 5.4% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 0.8% and 2.2% respectively over the 2020-2027 period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 1.4% CAGR.

Trousers Segment to Record 3.5% CAGR

In the global Trousers segment, USA, Canada, Japan, China and Europe will drive the 3.1% CAGR estimated for this segment. These regional markets accounting for a combined market size of US$92.1 Billion in the year 2020 will reach a projected size of US$114.2 Billion by the close of the analysis period. China will remain among the fastest growing in this cluster of regional markets. Led by countries such as Australia, India, and South Korea, the market in Asia-Pacific is forecast to reach US$76.3 Billion by the year 2027, while Latin America will expand at a 4.3% CAGR through the analysis period. We bring years of research experience to this 19th edition of our report. The 1415-page report presents concise insights into how the pandemic has impacted production and the buy side for 2020 and 2021. A short-term phased recovery by key geography is also addressed.

Competitors identified in this market include, among others,

  • Arvind Ltd.

  • Benetton Group Srl

  • Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

  • Bruno Banani Underwear GmbH

  • Calvin Klein, Inc.

  • Gap, Inc.

  • G-III Apparel Group Ltd.

  • Giorgio Armani SpA

  • Guccio Gucci SpA

  • Guess, Inc.

  • Helly Hansen AS

  • Hugo Boss AG

  • Levi Strauss & Co.

  • Marni Group Srl

  • Nike, Inc.

  • Perry Ellis International, Inc.

  • PVH Corporation

  • Raymond Ltd.

  • Reebok International Ltd.

  • Thanulux Public Company Limited

  • Valentino SpA

  • Zumiez, Inc.

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Baby Shower Gift Ideas – Gifts For Baby Boys

  1. The baby bullet – great gift for both girls and boys alike. This device makes making your own baby food a breeze and we all want to make dinner time easier.
  2. Baby boy bean bags for babies. Ensure you choose one that is baby safe. These are a great way for mum to move the baby around the house while she does what she needs to get done.
  3. Wall prints are a gorgeous addition to a baby boy's nursery. They come in many different styles from animals to pirates, letters to poems. Great wall prints for children can be found on Etsy in almost any location in the world.
  4. Wooden height chart, made from blackboard so that you can record your son's progress as he grows. I know that even now I love looking back on my statistics from when I was a baby and I am sure your special bundle will also.
  5. Hoody cover for the breastfeeding mum, these are available in a gorgeous array of prints and colors to suit the perfect baby boy.
  6. Consider a more practical gift, if the baby is born in the cooler months get a womble, or sleeping wrap to make the baby feel secure, a baby monitor, deluxe nappy bag, soft toys are a cute keepsake also.
  7. Baby shoosher – This device makes a rhythmical shooshing sound to keep the baby calm.
  8. Sock sneaker set for boys is a super cute way of them wearing shoes, when it's really only socks. Suitable up to 6 months.
  9. Books. I feel a perfect gift for a baby boy is a book. Boys tend to not be nurtured as much to reading as girls are and the earlier you get started the more you grow their love of reading. A love of reading leads to a love of learning, and with learning they can achieve anything. Choose a great book themed around trucks, bikes or animals.
  10. By far my favorite gift for a baby boys baby shower is a gift basket. Why do I love gift baskets so much, because you can put as much or as little as you like in them. Think a basket filled with the baby shoosher, boy sock booties, nappy cream, wipes, a special moisturizer for mum, a few boy books, baby wraps, a height chart. I know this is getting expensive but it is for mum and dad too and you would be amazed how much those little practical gifts really help out.

Why not check out the great DIY baby shower gifts on Pinterest .

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