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Coaches bash bleaching

first_imgEven though most schools have implemented rules and regulations to curb the bleaching phenomenon such as banning offending student-athletes from school representation, it is still a problem they have to deal with continuously.The extend of bleaching was evident in the recent schoolboy season with a majority of the participating schools’ teams featuring players who engage in skin bleaching.Star striker for daCosta Cup champions Cornwall College Jourdain Fletcher was probably the most recognisable student-athlete, with a toned skin throughout this season. His speed, skills, and goals were as eye-catching as his discoloured face, but coach Dr Dean Weatherly explained that students bleach ardently during holidays, so when they return to school, it takes some time for their original colour to return.”When he (Fletcher) came in the summer (camp), he had stopped, but I saw it creeping in towards the end of the season when it was coming around to Christmas. So up to that point, I mentioned it to him. But over the holidays, it seems he intensified his use of the product, so now he looks white,” Weatherly declared. “It’s not that we don’t try to prevent it, but when they are out of school for three to four weeks, we can do nothing.”Excelsior’s female football coach, Xavier Gilbert, believes the females’ admiration for the bleaching practice has strengthened the males’ love for the habit. He also feels that it’s the parents who should take the lead in stopping their children from altering their skin tone.”They (boys) do it because the females like it, and once females like it, it is going to be difficult to stop. Females, in general, like when males behave like gangsters, so if youngsters behave that way and females are attracted to them, then they are going to continue to behave that way and wear tight pants and bleach,” Gilbert said.”But the parenting is a big part of it, but when you send to call the parents, you understand why the kids do it because the parent bleach, too,” he added.Weatherly agrees.”We should start educating parents first and see how it goes. All schools should implement rules to prevent it from happening. If parents won’t put a stop to it, the school has to enforce the rule,” he reasoned.”It would be nice if posters and notices are put up to show how harmful it can be, just like how they educate about teenage pregnancy and drugs so they know the harmful effects,” Gilbert [email protected]last_img read more

Greening up at home

first_imgGreening your home is easy, thanks to these Earth-friendly products and services: Ecobags What: Reusable bags made from organic, natural and hemp fibers for a variety of everyday uses, such as the E-Shopping System for One, which includes two canvas bags, one classic string bag and two produce/grain bags. Price: $20 Where to buy it: www.ecobags.com. BioBag What: A 100-percent biodegradable, compostable line of cornstarch-based plastic products, such as the 13-gallon Tall Kitchen Bag. Price: $5.99 Where to buy it: Virgil’s Hardware Home & Garden, 520 N. Glendale Ave., Glendale, (818) 242-1104. Or visit www.biobagusa.com for a list of online retailers. LawnBott What: A curvy little robotic lawnmower that produces zero emissions and automatically mows your lawn while you’re away. It comes in four models, each of which docks itself when the job is done. Price: $1,749 to $2,899. Where to buy it: A Trendy Home, 24307 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia, (877) 667-4663 or www.atrendyhome.com. Seventh Generation What: A complete line of environmentally safe, nontoxic household products, including the vegetable-based Natural Citrus Scent Liquid Laundry Detergent in 100-ounce size. Price: $10.99 Where to buy it: Whole Foods Market, as well as Albertsons, Ralphs and Follow Your Heart, 21825 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, (818) 348-3240. Or visit www.seventhgen.com for a list of online retailers. GreenDimes What: A paid-membership Web service that stops unwanted junk mail. It also supports tree-planting efforts worldwide through its partnerships with American Forests, Sustainable Harvest International and Trees for the Future. Price: $4 per month, $36 per year or a one-time charge of $360 for a lifetime membership. Where to buy it: www.greendimes.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more