Paschal High School students discuss owning a clothing company

first_imgFacebook Previous articleHistorical season for women’s soccer comes to end; falls to Texas A&MNext articleWomen’s basketball opens season with victory over Incarnate Word Alexa McBride RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU Army ROTC gives back to community with trash pickup Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store ReddIt Linkedin Alexa McBride Alexa McBride is a junior Journalism major and Film, TV, and Digital Media minor from Orange County, California. She is an Academics reporter for TCU 360. Alexa McBride Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Twitter TCU Alumna talks success of owning a local boutique ReddItcenter_img Rodeo Purple ticket package sold out Linkedin Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Alexa McBride Twitter The Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop comes to Fort Worth printThe Fort Clothing Company is owned and managed solely by four unconventional business owners: Paschal high schoolers.Being a high school student comes with a myriad of responsibilities. Involvement in sports, clubs, student council and other extracurricular activities doesn’t leave much time to own and manage a business.However, twins Sam and Campbell Schaefer and their business partners, siblings Cruz and Bella Shope, have found time to do it all.“Sometimes it’s hard to make time for [running the business], but I mean, we have made a good schedule and have been able to work it out,” said Bella Shope.Although the four students aren’t the business founders, their fathers, who are well acquainted with the business world, helped them acquire the business in 2015.“We approached our kids and asked them if this were something they would be interested in,” said Ken Schaefer, father to the Schaefer twins. “They jumped on it because it was a great way for them to get real world experience. So Jared, the other father who is involved, and I, we really take a board of directors role.”Ken Schaefer and Jared Shope purchased the company from then high school student Gracie Chambers in 2015. Chambers founded the company in 2013 and decided to sell the company when she left home to attend college at the University of Texas in Austin.“Our dads helped out with a loan and we’ve been paying them back ever since we got it,” said Sam Schaefer.Since acquiring the company, the Schaefer twins and the Shope siblings have expanded their business both via online sales and their nine retailers throughout Fort Worth.The Fort Clothing Company sells merchandise ranging from stickers to koozies in addition to their popular t-shirt line. While they do rely heavily on their retailers for sales, the four-person team manages all online orders themselves.“We check the shirt out of inventory then put it in a shipping pack and print out a shipping label,” said Cruz Shope. “Then we email the customer letting them know that it’s coming, then we drop it off at the post office.”The manual process of fulfilling these orders keeps the full-time high school students and business owners on their toes.“In five years I hope that we have expanded further to not just Fort Worth, but across the whole country, if possible, to show everyone how great of a city Fort Worth is,” said Campbell Schaefer.Sam, Campbell, Cruz and Bella hope to expand their business in the upcoming years, not letting their college aspirations get in the way of their success. Facebook Alexa McBride + posts Alexa McBride read more

Chief Executive Carrie Lam fails to alleviate RSF’s concerns over Hong Kong Press Freedom

first_imgRead the open letter by RSF (in French, English, and Chinese) here.Read the HKSAR Chief Executive’s answer (in English and Chinese): June 7, 2021 Find out more ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Organized crimeViolence to go further Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more In a letter signed by her private secretary, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam responded last week to Reporters Without Borders’ open letter, but fails to assess the magnitude of the threat to journalists. Related documents HKSAR’s response to RSF (English version)PDF – 1.03 MBHKSAR’s response to RSF (Chinese version)PDF – 985.58 KB ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Organized crimeViolence Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts PHOTO: ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP center_img On August 12th, Chief Executive Carrie Lam replied in writing through her private secretary Ms. Maggie Wong to the open letter sent on July 26th by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Secretary General Christophe Deloire which was published in six media, namely: South China Morning Post, Apple Daily News, Liberty Times, Hong Kong Free Press, Taipei Times and BuzzOrange. In this letter, RSF presented five requests to restore full press freedom in the Chinese Special Administrative Region.In her response (see full text in attachment), Chief Executive claims that the Extradition Bill is not a threat to journalists and their sources. She ensures that the Hong Kong law enforcement respects “the rights of the media to report on public events and incidents” and promises that they will “actively investigate illegal and violent acts”. Regarding the overall status of press freedom in Hong Kong, she emphasises the “long established mechanisms” in facilitating the work of journalists, which include “24-hour media enquiry services.”Canned Response“This canned response fails to convince as it uses the same unsubstantial arguments put forth since the beginning of the crisis,” declared RSF Secretary General Christophe Deloire. “Carrie Lam must recognise the seriousness of the threat to journalists before she is on track to restoring full press freedom in Hong Kong.”Since early June, Hong Kong has seen massive demonstrations against an extradition bill which Carrie Lam proclaims to be “dead” but has yet to be formally withdrawn. During the protests, police and pro-Beijing mobs have attacked journalists on numerous occasions.In the RSF World Press Freedom Index, the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong (HKSAR) has plummeted from 18th in 2002 to 73rd this year. China itself is ranked 177th out of 180.RSF CommentsBelow are the main contents of the Hong Kong Chief Executive’s response (in bold), followed by RSF’s comments:“It is not correct to say that the [Extradition] Bill was a threat to journalists and their sources”. RSF: The Chinese regime has shown many times that it needs no solid grounds to attack critical voices in Hong Kong. If the extradition bill were passed, Beijing would no longer have to resort to abduction, and would simply be able to legally seize whomever they wish to silence under made-up accusations.“Police respects the freedom of the press and the rights of the media to report on public events and incidents”. RSF: During the mass demonstrations over the last two months, police have targeted journalists on numerous occasions, firing tear gas at close range, using batons against them, and flashing powerful beams to interfere with photographing and filming. “Police will actively investigate illegal and violent acts to bring offenders to justice.” RSF: Many voices, including a group of fifty HKSAR’s Government Information Officers, in an open letter, have called for an independent investigation to shed light on brutalities by the police and pro-Beijing mobs.“HKSAR Government has long established mechanisms and a proven track record of facilitating media work and providing information to the media and the members of the public”. RSF: In a report published on July 7th, the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) deplored “one of the worst years” for journalists since the handover of the former British colony to China and denounced “a deliberate policy” to restrict journalistic freedoms.“The information services department and the Hong Kong police force both operate 24 hours media enquiry services.” Chief Executive Carrie Lam, members of her administration and the representative of the law enforcement consistently gave canned responses that avoided questions in press conferences, to the frustration of many journalists. 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Investigation under way after Air Force training aircraft skids off runway in East Java

first_img‘We’ll find the cause of [the incident] through the investigation,” he added.The accident happened at around 1 p.m. on Monday when the South Korean-made jet fighter trainer, belonging to the Indonesian Air Force, was used for a routine training exercise.The aircraft skidded off the runway during take-off. At that time, the cadet was sitting in front while the instructor was sitting behind, and both managed to get out of the aircraft afterward, Fajar said.”They are currently receiving treatment at hospital,” he added.Less than two months earlier, an Indonesian Air Force Hawk 209 jet fighter crashed on June 15 in a residential area of Kampar regency in Riau. At least two houses were damaged and no fatalities were reported. (afr)Topics : The Indonesian Air Force has launched a probe into an accident of a T-50 Golden Eagle jet fighter that skidded off the runway during a training course at Iswahjudi Air Force Base in Madiun, East Java, on Monday.No casualties were reported. An Air Force instructor and a cadet pilot who was piloting the aircraft suffered minor injuries in the accident, Air Force spokesperson Air Commodore Fajar Adriyanto said.”[The aircraft] sustained significant damage,” Fajar said on Monday without elaborating further on the matter.last_img read more

Nacho Monreal sends classy message to Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin after Arsenal comebacks

first_img Skip / Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 25 Sep 2019 12:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.1kShares Read More Video Settings Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Nacho Monreal sends classy message to Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin after Arsenal comebacks Read More Comment Advertisement About Connatix V67539 1/1 Read More SPONSOREDcenter_img Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling by Metro Full Screen Top articles PLAY Hector Bellerin made a triumphant return to Arsenal’s squad after coming on as a substitute against Nottingham Forest (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal has congratulated Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding after the pair made their long-awaited returns from injury against Nottingham Forest.Holding had been sidelined since December after suffering a serious knee injury against Manchester United but captained the side and scored during a routine 5-0 win over the Championship side.Bellerin has also been out of action for some time after rupturing his ACL against Chelsea in January but he featured for the final 13 minutes after coming on as a substitute for debutant Kieran Tierney.Monreal left Arsenal to join Real Sociedad last month but the veteran defender is clearly keeping a close eye on his former club and he posted a message to Bellerin and Holding on his Instagram page after the game.ADVERTISEMENT 1 min. story Advertisement ‘So happy for Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding. It has been a long way but with patience, sacrifice and a lot of work you are back again. Good people deserve the best and you are two of them,’ Monreal wrote.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal have made an indifferent start to the campaign but Tuesday’s resounding victory over a Forest team that has started the Championship in good form will have delighted Unai Emery.Brazilian teenager Gabriel Martinelli stepped up to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang by scoring twice, while Holding, Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson were also on the scoresheet.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHolding praised Bellerin for helping him get through his own injury nightmare, saying: ‘It was the dream comeback really for me. For Hector to come back and get an assist straight away, you couldn’t have wrote it any better really.‘It’s horrible to say it but it helped having Hector who was going through the same thing. You’ve got a little buddy in the gym. And when Danny Welbeck was still with us, he had a long injury. So the three of us were together and getting each other through it.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Skip Ad Read More Coming Nextlast_img read more

NTSB releases final report on FIU bridge collapse

first_imgOn Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its final report on the FIU bridge collapse that left six people dead and ten others injured in Miami on March 15, 2018.NTSB officials held a hearing about the results Tuesday, where its staff of engineers and investigators presented evidence that the bridge’s “catastrophic failure” stemmed from a flawed design with “significant errors.”NTSB officials not only blamed design errors for the tragedy but also faulted “Florida International University, the Florida Department of Transportation and the project’s engineers and contractors for failing to exercise independent judgment, or even common sense, in leaving the busy road underneath the bridge open while a construction crew performed emergency work.”An NTSB official reiterated the findings of the investigation that FDOT engineers failed to listen to warnings about cracks in the bridge before the collapse.The cracks were “screaming that there was something definitely wrong with this bridge, and yet no one was listening,” said NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt.The investigation has officially come to an end, but the case may be far from over.According to The Miami Herald, the NTSB’s ruling may influence whether Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle plans to file criminal negligence charges against the project team for its decision to treat the cracks the bridge as minor.Click here to learn more.Related content:NTSB report reveals shocking new details in deadly FIU bridge collapselast_img read more

A Florida man’s live stream leads to his arrest

first_imgPolice in Volusia County arrested 20-year-old  Kevin Gaines Jr. after the Crime Suppression Team discovered information about the vehicle he was driving, and a deputy spotted the vehicle at house in DeLand.Volusia Sheriff officers arrested Gaines after his live on Instagram confirmed that Gaines was inside a house where Deputy Billy Leven spotted the vehicle.Deputies and DeLand police officers arrested Gaines with no incident and he was taken into custody.Officers searched the house and discovered 3 firearms, and 1 firearm in a vehicle parked in the driveway.According to authorities, Gaines was arrested on a charge of possession of a firearm by a delinquent, along with his warrants for grand theft auto, criminal mischief and no valid driver’s license, bond revocation on previous charges of discharging a firearm from a vehicle, two counts of possession of a firearm by a delinquent, and fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement. He has no bond.Online records showed no attorney listed for Gaines.(Video: Volusia County Sheriff’s Office/Courtesylast_img read more

13-year-old killed in attack as family traveled back to the US after vacation in Mexico

first_imgA 13-year-old is dead after he and his family were attacked while they traveled back to the US after visiting relatives in Mexico.The incident occurred Saturday night on a highway just south of Texas, in the state of Tamaulipas.Not much is known about the case at this time, however, authorities did report that the highway the family was traveling on is considered “high-risk” because it travels through an area that is disputed by several criminal groups.Additionally, while, the identity of the family was not released, the attorney general’s office said the teen was a U.S. citizen and that the parents were permanent residents of the U.S.last_img

London Police Shoot, Kill Man After “Terror-related” Stabbings

first_imgPolice shot a man dead in south London Sunday afternoon, in what they are calling a “terrorist-related incident.”According to London’s Metropolitan Police, “At this stage it is believed a number of people have been stabbed. The circumstances are being assessed; the incident has been declared as terrorist-related.”They do not believe there were other suspects.The London Ambulance Service says it was called to the scene shortly before 2 p.m.“We are working closely with the other emergency services and are treating a number of patients at the scene,” a spokesperson for the ambulance service told reporters.The incident occurred on Streatham High Road, which is a busy shopping street. Police have advised people to stay away from that area.Two months ago, police shot and killed a man on London Bridge in central London, after he killed two people and injured three others.This is a developing story.last_img read more

I-95 Shutdown in Martin County for Shooting

first_imgMARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — All lanes on I-95 are shutdown between SW High Meadows Ave. and Martin Hwy.Traffic is stopped on both northbound and southbound lanes.There are reports of a shooting involving a law enforcement officer.A large law enforcement presence has been reported at the scene.I-95 is expected to be closed for an extended period of time.last_img

Trump, Pence Pay Respects To Florida Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

first_img(Dover AFB, DE) — President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence paid their respects last night to two soldiers from Eglin Air Force Base in Destin, Florida who were killed in Afghanistan over the weekend. Trump saluted and Pence put his hand over his heart as the flag-draped transfer cases were carried off the plane and loaded into a vehicle. Twenty-eight-year old Sergeant Javier Gutierrez of San Antonio and 28-year-old Sergeant Antonio Rodriguez of Las Cruces, New Mexico were killed Saturday when an Afghan soldier opened fire with a machine gun. Gutierrez and Rodriguez were stationed at Eglin Air Force Base in the panhandle.last_img