The manufacturing process of wigs is divided into machine-made, semi-manufactured, and fully handmade.
The treated hair is machine-sewn onto the hairnet.
The direction of the hairs is consistent.
Sewing method: According to the different styles, the sewing method is also different.
Capable of mass production at low prices.
A semi-handmade wig means that the scalp part is handmade and the other parts are machine-made so that the hair, the scalp part look natural and the price is not very high, but its breathability and comfort cannot be compared with the full handmade wig.
The fibers are hand-sewn onto the hair net with 2 to 5 strands. Hair volume adjustment and direction of hair flow are manufactured according to the number of implants, the method of net preparation, and the direction of the hair. The price is higher because of the higher technical requirements and longer manufacturing time.
Wigs of good quality and well-made are expensive. It is not difficult to master the tips of maintaining the wig made of real hair. How to maintain the wig made of real hair? There are three steps to make it easy-wig wear, wash, place. Of course, we need to pay attention to some details.
How to maintain the wig? It will prolong the lifecycle of the wig with the correct use
Wig wearing will be easy after practicing. You can become a very different temperament person in less than a minute. Since it is simple to operate, many small details might be ignorable by us, thus cause a lot of problems. The wig made of real hair is customized, the size is suitable, so do not pull the wig with brute force during the wearing process, try to find the correct position.
We should also take care of our wigs when wearing them. Firstly, not to exposure it under the sun or acid rain. Secondly, use a wide-tooth comb to comb it, together with wig spray gel, hair wax, and other styling agents.
How to maintain the wig? Tips for cleaning wigs
The maintenance and washing methods of real hair wigs are simple. It is similar to clean our hair. The first step is to use warm water to soak the hair, it only takes a few minutes, you can add flexible shampoo for cleaning in the cleaning process, and then grasp the hair with your hands gently, do not use your hands to wring, or it will be damaged. After cleaning, you can use some hair care products to maintain the wig.
How to maintain the wig? The correct way to store
Randomly stored wigs will make the wig moisture or bite by the insect, leading to hair damage. Therefore, you should learn to properly preserve it if you don’t wear it for a period. Clean the wig thoroughly, then dry it in a cool place, store it in a dry and ventilated place. It can extend its life of the wig in this way. Do not stack up the wig, which will make the hair creases.
Nowadays, many young people have hair loss issues, which is related to life stress diet, and work habits. So, many people choose to wear more realistic wigs, such as real hair wigs. Therefore, how to clean the wig made of real hair? Let’s take a look!
Step 1: We need to comb our hairs in daily life, so it also needs to comb wigs before cleaning! Real hair wigs are made of real hair, so be sure to comb them with a wide-tooth comb. It is best to start combing from the end of the hair, comb the knotted part of the hair first, and then slowly comb upwards.
Step 2: Then take out a basin to receive a basin of warm water, do not use hot water, otherwise, it will damage the wig, after all, the wig made of real hair is relatively special, will lead to the wig hair become dry and lusterless. After receiving the hot water, put the wig into it, and then squeeze out an appropriate amount of shampoo in the palm and rub to beat the foam.
Step 3: After lathering the shampoo, apply it to the wet wig, then gently press and rub the wig with your fingers, rinse it off with warm water for about ten minutes. If your wig is not dirty, you only need to wash it once, but if it is dirty and has been placed for a long time, it recommended to wash it once more!
Step 4: To have a better wig hair quality, it is recommended to use conditioner! The conditioner effect is obvious, especially for the wig made of real hair, which can protect wigs. After rinsing the shampoo, wipe some conditioner on the wig and wash off after 5 minutes.
Step 5: Real hair wigs are not too different from real hair, which needs to take more care than ordinary wigs. After washing the wig, you can not use the hairdryer to dry it. It is best to put it in a ventilated place to let it dry naturally. It is easy to damage the wig quality if you dry it with a hairdryer, which will also shorten its lifecycle.
Tips: Real hair wig cleaning can not be too frequently. If you wear it every day, it is better to wash it once per week or two weeks in summer! In winter, it recommends to clean it once per half month or one month.
If you’ve lost some or all of your hair, you may be considering a cheap human hair wigswhile implementing growth strategies to help your locks come back faster. Or hey, maybe you just want to try a new fall hair colour without dyeing your hair, or you’re testing an altar ego. Either way, there are thousands of options.
The tricky part? Wigs vary wildly in both quality and price, making the search quite daunting for the uninitiated. Add words like monofilament, lace front, glue, and hand-tied to the mix, and someone who doesn’t know much about wigs can, well, get away.
To demystify the process and help you find the most natural looking wig, we asked the stylists to break it all down for us. This is what they said.
For the most natural looking wig, opt for one made from human hair.
There are two types of wigs: human and synthetic hair. As you can imagine, human hair provides the most natural look, says Rock Paper Salon stylist Fae Norris. Because it is real, it falls and sways in the same way that natural hair does. Plus, it can be styled (blow-dried, curled, or ironed) as usual.
Still, there are different types of human hair. The European, which is slightly finer, is the most coveted and the most expensive, says Norris. Indium, which is softer and has more texture, is also very popular, but a little less expensive. And Chinese hair, which tends to be thick and straight, is the least expensive and the most prevalent, says Norris.
For a high-quality human hair 5×5 closure wig, expect to pay between $ 200 and $ 500 (or more), says Norris. If it’s beyond your price, don’t worry – wigs have come a long way, and you can find a good synthetic option for close.
It should also be full lace or lace frontal.
Both the full lace and the lace front wings have a very natural look, says Cynthia Lumzy, wig colorist and hair ambassador for Design.ME. Although the lace front is generally a bit more affordable than a full lace wig, it can be less breathable and even a bit itchy, Norris says. For the most flexibility, the ability to part the wig in various ways and wear updos, full lace is the best option, she says.
Once you have found your wig, take it to a professional.
After splurging on the most natural-looking wig, you may be wondering why you would have to spend more to style it. Norris recommends taking your wig to a professional stylist to make sure it fits the shape of your face. Most wigs have excess hair and, like natural hair, must be cut and layered correctly.
The typical lifespan of a human hair wig can be years if cared for correctly – about five times longer than artificial hair, says Norris. But proper care is vital to prolonging the life of a wig. Wash your wig every six to eight times with a mild sulfate-free shampoo, says Norris.
Of course, you will also want to store it properly.
Whether it’s synthetic or human hair, one of the best ways to increase the life of a wig is to brush it and then attach it to a wig stand when not in use, Norris says.
Mira Sorvino looked unrecognisable with a blonde wig and facial prosthetics as she was pictured on set filming American Crime Story: Impeachment for the first time on Tuesday.
The actress, 53, transformed into Monica Lewinsky’s mother Marcia Lewis as she headed to film the Ryan Murphy drama in Los Angeles.
Mira is set to star alongside Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky in the anthology series, which is inspired by the infamous Bill Clinton scandal which saw the then US-President accused of having a sexual relationship with a White House intern.
Surprise! Mira Sorvino looked unrecognisable with a blonde wig and facial prosthetics as she was pictured on set filming American Crime Story: Impeachment for the first time on Tuesday
Although Mira’s involvement in the project has yet to be announced, her ensemble suggests that she may be playing the role of Monica’s mother Marcia Lewis.
Lewis famously appeared before the grand jury investigating allegations that her daughter had an affair with US President Bill Clinton.
Mira was spotted on set in character and was dressed in a knee-length fur coat layered over a tweed blazer with gold buttons and matching pencil skirt, reminiscent of one particular outfit Marcia wore during a press conference at the time.
Transformed: The actress (left) transformed into Monica Lewinsky’s mother Marcia Lewis (right), as she headed to film the Ryan Murphy drama in Los Angeles
Scandal: The series is inspired by the Bill Clinton scandal which saw the then US-President accused of having a sexual relationship with a White House intern Monica Lewinsky (pictured)
Action: Mira was spotted on set in character and looked completely unrecognisable (pictured right in February last year)
She had a strand of pearls fastened around her neck, a generous amount of red lipstick on her pout, and a pair of black cat-eye sunglasses, with one of her well-manicured hands wrapped around the strap of a black purse.
To complete the 90s era costume, the Hollywood alum slipped on some black sheer pantyhose and a pair of black high heels.
Beanie, who is portraying Monica Lewinsky, wore her brunette strands in a feathery ‘do and kept her figure concealed beneath a large, black peacoat.
The 27-year-old Booksmart actress had a black leather purse in hand, while Sorvino, leaning into her motherly instincts, had one arm gently wrapped around her as they walked.
Real-life drama: Sorvino, 53, appeared alongside costar Beanie Feldstein, who is set to portray Monica Lewinsky in the anthology series inspired by the infamous Bill Clinton scandal
Hitting all the right notes: The outfit was reminiscent of one Marcia wore during a press conference at the time
Similar to Mira’s get-up, Beanie had on some sheer tights and trekked down the sidewalk in a pair of black chunky heels.
In between takes, Mira was seen holding onto a face shield as on-set makeup artists and hairstylists touched up her exterior.
Despite the heat and intensity of filming, the actress appeared to be in a chipper mood, often smiling at crew members in her vicinity.
Mira and Beanie join a star-studded cast, including Clive Owen as President Clinton, Edie Falco as First Lady Hillary Clinton, Betty Gilpin as Ann Coulter, Billy Eichner as Matt Drudge, Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp, and Annaleigh Ashford as Clinton accuser Paula Jones.
Getting in character: Beanie, who is portraying Monica Lewinsky, wore her brunette strands in a feathery ‘do and kept her figure concealed beneath a large, black peacoat
Staple pieces: Similar to Mira’s get-up, Beanie had on some sheer tights and trekked down the sidewalk in a pair of black chunky heels
The political sex scandal took place in 1998, when a news report emerged claiming that then-President Bill Clinton had had an affair with Monica while she was a White House intern.
At the time the trysting began in November 1995, Clinton was 49 years old and Lewinsky was 22.
Clinton would initially deny having sexual relations with Lewinsky, claiming in a January 1998 deposition that the two were never alone together in the White House.
Unknown to Clinton, however, Lewinsky had already revealed the details of the affair to her friend Linda Tripp, saying there were nine sexual encounters through March of 1997; several included oral sex and at least one involved Clinton penetrating her with a cigar.
Coddling: The 27-year-old Booksmart actress had a black leather purse in hand, while Sorvino, leaning into her motherly instincts, had one arm gently wrapped around her as they walked
Friendly gal: Despite the heat and intensity of filming, the actress appeared to be in a chipper mood, often smiling at crew members in her vicinity
Star-studded: Mira and Beanie join a star-studded cast, including Clive Owen as President Clinton, Edie Falco as First Lady Hillary Clinton and Betty Gilpin as Ann Coulter
The Clinton-Lewinsky affair became public a day after Clinton’s sworn testimony, when Tripp gave Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr tapes of Lewinsky admitting to her relationship with the president.
He was impeached in 1998 on charges of lying under oath and obstruction of justice. The Senate acquitted him along party lines, with no Democrats casting ‘guilty’ votes.
At the time, Americans’ views on the impeachment proceedings were seen as a political Rorschach test.
Republicans castigated Clinton for carrying on an affair with Lewinsky and lying about it both publicly and under oath.
Shock: The political sex scandal took place in 1998, when a news report emerged claiming that then-President Bill Clinton had had an affair with Monica Lewinsky
Democrats saw the episode as an attack on their party’s young, fresh face, waged over personal weaknesses instead of policy.
But the Senate acquitted President Clinton on both charges of perjury and obstruction of justice.
Despite their direct connection to the 1998 scandal, Hillary and Bill only play minor roles in the third installment of the anthology series, which is currently without a set release date.
Acquitted: The Senate acquitted President Clinton on both charges of perjury and obstruction of justice
In conversation with DuJour in February, series star Sarah Paulson spoke candidly about the forthcoming project and how the ‘story’ is ‘really about these three women: Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp.’
‘There is one predominant thing that we forget: that these are human beings and multidimensional people.
‘This series gives you an opportunity to understand some of the behavior. I have more in common with Linda than I care to admit.
‘My impatience, my desire for everything to be just so. I can tap into that with Linda. I felt a connection with her,’ said Paulson of her portrayal of the infamous whistleblower and friend of Lewinsky.
Sorvino is not stranger to Ryan Murphy productions, being that she recently starred in the acclaimed producer’s seven part Netflix limited series Hollywood, which premiered last year.
Hollywood: Sorvino is not stranger to Ryan Murphy productions, being that she recently starred in the acclaimed producer’s seven part Netflix limited series Hollywood last year
Timeline of Bill Clinton/ Monica Lewinsky sex scandal
November 1995 – President Bill Clinton, 49, engages in an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, 22
March 1997 – The affair ends, according to Lewinsky. She said they had engaged in sexual encounters on nine occasions
September 1997 – White House employee Linda Tripp begins recording her conversations with Lewinsky after she confided in Tripp about the affair
January 7, 1998 – Lewinsky signs an affidavit stating that she never had a sexual relationship with Bill Clinton. This was at the request of attorneys representing Paula Jones, who had accused Clinton of sexual harassment in 1994
January 17, 1998 – News of the scandal first breaks on the Drudge Report
January 21, 1998 – The Drudge Report publishes allegations that Lewinsky had kept a ‘garment with Clinton’s dried semen’. The story is picked up by major news outlets
January 26, 1998 – President Clinton denies the affair while standing with his wife Hillary at a White House press conference. He says the famous line: ‘I did not have sexual relations with that woman’
January 27, 1998 – Hillary Clinton appears on the TODAY Show where she defends her husband and calls the claims ‘a vast right-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced his run for president’
February 6, 1998 – President Clinton says in a press conference that he will not resign from office
August 3, 1998 – A blood sample is taken from President Clinton for DNA testing against stains from Lewinsky’s blue dress
August 6, 1998 – Lewinsky begins to testify before the grand jury
August 17, 1998 – Clinton testifies to the grand jury where he admits to ‘inappropriate intimate contact’. He speaks to the nation in a televised address, finally admitting that he had a relationship with Lewinsky
October 2, 1998 – Transcripts of Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp’s taped phone conversations are released
December 11, 1998 – The House Judiciary committee votes to impeach, approving two articles of impeachment, including lying to a grand jury and obstruction of justice
December 12, 1998 – Clinton says he won’t resign and denies lying under oath
December 19, 1998 – The House of Representatives votes to impeach President Clinton. Clinton vows to remain in office until ‘the last hour of the last day of my term’
January 7, 1999 – The Senate begins its trial of President Clinton
February 12, 1999 – The Senate acquits President Clinton on both charges of perjury and obstruction of justice
According to the statistics of relevant agencies in 2017: the global wig market size has reached more than ten billion U.S. dollars, of which the United States, Europe, Africa on the share of about 70% of the transaction, while the entire Asian market accounted for less than 30%.
Today, we will start with the common types of wigs, briefly explain their production of raw materials, wearing methods, production process, and other aspects.
Divide according to the production of raw materials
There are two kinds of raw materials for the production of wigs in general: one is real hair and the other is a synthetic material.
Real hair is easier to understand, which is human hair. Real human hair is currently the most high-end wig raw materials, because of its highest degree of realism, it can be permed and dyed, and you can change the hairstyle at will, as the high cost of raw materials, the wig is also has a higher price.
To meet the market requirements, domestic and foreign high-tech enterprises have developed synthetic materials made of various artificial chemical fiber materials to simulate human hair. Because of its high simulation hair characteristics coupled with relatively low prices, it gradually becomes the mainstream of the current wig products.
Divide according to the wearing method
Wig wearing method can be briefly summarized into two kinds: head covering class, hairpiece hair extension class.
Head coverings can be divided into several subcategories depending on their specific functions, such as baldness coverage for the small areas, haircut improvement, full head coverings, etc.
Hair extensions can also be divided into several subcategories, such as card extensions, glue hair extensions, tape hair extensions, clip hair extensions, etc.
Divide according to the production process
For the common consumer, the production process of wigs is relatively complex, this article is only a brief introduction for your reference. There is a full manual production of high simulation of the full hand-woven (high labor costs, high simulation, and expensive), the machine-made mechanism (low labor costs, simulation of general, cheap), the half artificial half mechanism (combination of simulation and price, to reduce production costs while ensuring relatively good simulation), a variety of exports of lace wigs, different national characteristics of special wigs and so on.
Popular village pub-restaurant, the Bottle and Glass in Harby, on the border of Nottingham and Lincolnshire, has been bought by a local developer.
The Bottle and Glass will reopen on April 15 after James Kirby, who owns development company Stirlin, bought the venue from its previous owners, The Wig & Mitre Group.
Kirby has purchased the pub with a friend and business acquaintance, after becoming aware of the opportunity through a mutual friend of the previous owner, Valerie Hope.
He said: “The acquisition has provided a wonderful opportunity to venture into the hospitality sector, as we approach an end to what has been an incredibly challenging period. With cause for optimism, I believe this is exactly the right time to invest into the sector and I am delighted to be able to invest in such an exceptional pub.”
An initial refurbishment programme has taken place over the past six weeks, predominantly focused on providing customers with an improved and enhanced outside area to enjoy during the first phase of restrictions being lifted next week.
Kirby added: “A critical element of the refurbishment brief was to capture and safeguard the traditional charm and character of the pub that is loved by many. The pub will remain under the same management and we are retaining the existing team of skilled and passionate staff. Our aim is to continue to build upon the pub’s fantastic reputation, while enhancing the offering and facilities for our customers.”
Previous owner of the pub, Valerie Hope, said: “The Bottle and Glass was the last acquisition of The Wig and Mitre Pub Group and it has brought us much pleasure. We especially enjoyed developing the pub and building the micro brewery. It has been difficult coming to the decision to sell, but we are thrilled and excited for what, we are certain, will be a brilliant refurbishment. James has an eye for the future and is committed to our team that have helped us to build the reputation that the pub enjoys today. We wish them all every success and look forward to seeing it flourish under this new dynamic ownership.”
Daniel Woodhouse, who manages the Bottle and Glass, said: “I am delighted that James has taken ownership of the pub – his passion and expertise assures me that the pub in excellent hands and I am excited for its promising future.”
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After needing replays to see off Notts County, Reading and Manchester City, Sunderland had reached the FA Cup Semi-Final with a relatively routine 2-0 Quarter-Final win against fellow Division Two side Luton Town.
Awaiting the team at Hillsborough were Arsenal, who’d defeated Chelsea after a replay, and Sunderland were fully focused on making sure the difference in divisions mattered little come kick-off.
In the run-up to the game, there was a confident mood emanating from the Sunderland camp, and Bobby Kerr was certain we’d emerge victorious, despite the views of the majority of the footballing world.
In his newspaper column the day before the game, the Sunderland captain said:
Sunderland will be at Wembley, and we’ll be preparing to take on Leeds or Wolves in the final. And thinking about shaking hands with the Queen.
Something deep inside me tells me we will beat Arsenal tomorrow. All the so-called experts mightn’t be giving us a chance, but we are confident.
Sure, Arsenal are a good, workmanlike team. They must have something to be on the edge of their third successive final.
But while this is just another big match to them, for our lads it’s the game of their lives.
We will run till we drop. And, if Arsenal hope to win they’ll have to climb over 11 bodies to do so. We haven’t come this far just to be fodder for them.
And it wasn’t just bravado from the skipper. Sunderland’s manager Bob Stokoe, who’d arrived in November to replace Alan Brown, was in an equally confident mood.
Sunderland will today become the first club from the Second Division to reach the FA Cup Final for nine years. For once Arsenal’s luck will run out. For once fate will give their opponents the breaks. I’m convinced of that as much as I am that Sunderland are on the verge of greatness again.
I don’t take credit for our success. I give that to the players and the thousands of Wearside fans who have come out of hibernation. It’s been like rolling back the years to when all roads led to football grounds on a Saturday afternoon.
Stokoe, who’d had a long playing career at Newcastle, also revealed he was a Sunderland supporter in his youth.
I’m back among my people . My father was a Sunderland supporter and I feel the same as those on the terraces because I used to be there too.
Although I was with Newcastle as a player, Sunderland was always my first love. Success for Sunderland is not just an ambition – it’s a religion.
Stokoe also fired some shots over the bows in the direction of Tyneside, with Malcolm Macdonald in particular in his crosshairs.
Macdonald had said he wanted Sunderland to get beat, a result that would have helped Newcastle’s chances of qualifying for the UEFA Cup, and Stokoe said the striker’s words ‘made me sick’.
I am annoyed that a player with another club in the North East wants us to be beaten. When I was at Newcastle I never regretted Sunderland winning any game. There was a rivalry, but it was a healthy one. And I am not turning against Newcastle now.
I’m not making an issue of this against anyone but Malcolm Macdonald. In fact, I was delighted when Ipswich lost last night because it helps Newcastle’s chances of getting into Europe.
But, let’s face it, the UEFA Cup stinks from the point of how you get into it. It’s a competition where you don’t have to win anything [to qualify].
Sunderland headed to Hillsborough to face Bertie Mee’s Arsenal without David Young, who was missing from the squad thanks to a booking in a reserve game, which earned him a ban under the totting up process. Brian Chambers took his place on the bench. Arsenal, meanwhile, were without Frank McLintock.
In front of an official crowd of 55,000, Sunderland – wearing all white – faced a yellow-shirted Arsenal side, and immediately took the game to the North London team. Roared on by a typically vociferous travelling support, Sunderland almost took an early lead as Horswill’s left-foot shot from outside the box was well tipped over by Bob Wilson.
It didn’t take long for Sunderland to take the lead, however. Horswill’s long ball was intercepted by Arsenal defender Blockley, who attempted to pass back to the safety of Wilson. His ball was under-hit, however, and Halom – who was closing down with an enthusiasm that typified the pre-match belief held by the team – nipped in between defender and keeper to put Sunderland ahead.
Horswill cleared an Arsenal effort off the line, while a Hughes corner from the left hit the bar, before Halom’s miscontrol from a Kerr pass spurned an opportunity to extend the Wearsiders’ lead.
It was a frantic, end-to-end game, with both teams slugging it out – however, Sunderland were dominating. Halom almost scored again. He was giving Blockley a torrid time, and he bustled through once more, only to be denied by Wilson, who moments later saved again from the big striker – this time parrying away Halom’s left foot close-range shot.
While Sunderland could have been three or four up, we had Monty to thank at the other end for maintaining the lead; the Sunderland keeper making a superb double save down to his right to keep his clean sheet intact as half time approached. Armstrong’s left-footed shot took a deflection and forced Montgomery to change direction midair to keep the ball out of the net, parrying the first and then getting in ahead of the onrushing forward to tip the ball away.
The second half started in a similar fashion to the first, with Billy Hughes, in particular, troubling the Arsenal defence, and after ten minutes centre half Blockley, who was having a torrid time, was replaced by striker John Radford, who was coming back from injury.
The excellent Wilson, who was solely responsible for Arsenal only being one down, saved again at the feet of Hughes, but Hughes couldn’t be denied moments later heading Tueart’s flick-on over Wilson to make it two-nil.
Of course, it’s rarely a Sunderland win without a few heart-stopping moments, and Arsenal piled on the pressure in an attempt to rescue the game.
Malone pulled Radford back when clean through on the edge of the box – it would have been a straight red today, in 1973 it was just a bookable offence. Charlie George but the free-kick wide, fully justifying Malone ‘taking one for the team’.
Tempers were fraying, and Guthrie and George were cautioned for an off the ball scuffle – George appeared to throw a punch – but with just six minutes left on the clock George pulled one back. Montgomery probably could, and should, have done better.
It set up a tense finish, which Sunderland defended on the front foot by forcing a string of corners, and the final whistle marked our first FA Cup Final appearance since 1937.
Supporters and players celebrated, and for what seemed like an age a chant of ‘We want Stokoe’ came from the North East contingent after the team had retreated to the dressing room. He reemerged in grey trousers, cream shirt and club tie, to receive the adulation of people who’ll readily reciprocate to those who show passion, desire and talent.
It was quite the most moving moment of my life.
You just can’t put feelings like that into words.
Of course, we all know how this one ends. For those of us who didn’t experience it first hand, it’s part of the supporter’s rite of passage. But for Bob Stokoe, it was Bobby Kerr who earned special praise. After twice breaking his leg, the Cup Final seemed like a deserved reward for the man he called ‘the little general’.
When the final whistle went, the first guy I wanted to see and hug was my little skipper. We’ve stood by each other and now we’ll walk up the tunnel at Wembley together. He is my little general and i’ll stick by him through thick and thin.
Sunderland’s players, meanwhile, had promised to help the 42-year-old manager’s hair out for the final.
The players have promised to buy me a toupee. They say they don’t want to see what’s left of my hair flopping all over the place when I lead them out of the tunnel.
Sunderland’s 1973 win is part of FA Cup folklore – and quite rightly so. And, while it’s the Final against Leeds United – who overcame Wolves 1-0 at Maine Road – that gets much of the attention, it was the superb performance at Hillsborough that set it up.
And, while Malcolm Macdonald was conspicuous by his absence in the post-match commentary, his Newcastle manager, Joe Harvey, said:
I’m just delighted for Sunderland and for my old pal Bob Stokoe. They have now reached football’s Mecca. It’s an incredible feeling, stepping out on the Wembley turf. And, although Leeds will be the favourites, I wouldn’t bet on them.
The papers on Wednesday, April 7, reported on the uproar among Kenyans protesting the International Monetary Funds (IMF) loan to the Jubilee government.
The dailies also reported on ongoing political realignments as key politicians meet to form yet another alliance ahead of the 2022 elections.
1. Taifa Leo
This daily reports on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s political strategy which is synonymous with late president Daniel Moi’s tactic in the months leading to the end of his tenure in 2002.
Currently, Uhuru has managed to keep all the major political big wigs at bay as they all anticipate his endorsement to run for the presidency in 2022.
According to political analyst Muriithi Mutiga, Uhuru’s game of chess could prove deadly if he betrays politicians such as ODM leader Raila Odinga who could join forces with Deputy President William Ruto and trounce the presidency.
The analyst said just as Moi disappointed his close associates and endorsed Uhuru, a then political novice, and who lost the election to Narc’s Mwai Kibaki, the same fate could befall the Jubilee Party leader.
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2. Daily Nation
According to Daily Nation, President Uhuru Kenyatta has defended stringent COVID-19 protocols for churches around the country amidst an uproar from religious leaders.
The president said the COVID-19 rules were extremely necessary if Kenya was determined to win the war against the deadly virus.
Uhuru urged churches to instead focus on utilising social media and community radios to spread a word of hope during these tumultuous times.
This came in the wake of disquiet from a section of religious leaders who said the laid out COVID-19 rules were affecting church attendance and a dip in revenue.
3. The Standard
According to the Standard, another political alliance could be in the making after key political leaders held a six-hour meeting at a Nairobi hotel on Tuesday, April 6.
The high-profile meeting brought together Mukhisa Kituyi, governors Alfred Mutua (Machakos), Charity Ngilu (Kitui), Anyang’ Nyong’o (Kisumu), Kivutha Kibwana (Makueni), Mohamed Kuti (Isiolo), Amason Kingi (Kilifi) and Siaya senator James Orengo.
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The meeting set tongues wagging with rife speculation that yet another political marriage could be in the offing.
A source revealed more meeting of such calibre will happen in the coming weeks and months as the politicians seek to solidify their political alliance.
4. People Daily
Physical sittings in the Nairobi county assembly have been suspended indefinitely due to a spike in COVID-19 infections, People Daily reports.
Leader of Majority Abdi Guyo said many ward reps had contracted the virus including himself.
Speaker Benson Mutura said over 50 MCAs had contracted COVID-19 with 35 of them recovering. He said four were hospitalised with two being on oxygen therapy.
5. The Star
According to this newspaper, four administrators from Homa Bay have been interdicted for failure to enforce COVID-19 rules in their area of jurisdiction.
Rachuonyo North deputy county commissioner Aaron Cheruiyot Koros and assistant county commissioner East Karachuonyo Abigail Bett were among those punished.
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Others were acting chief North Karachuonyo location Melda Achieng Amwata and assistant chief Kakwafuok sublocation Wilson Were.
Interior Principal Administrative Secretary Moffat Kangi said more officials are under investigation and would be punished soon while maintaining the interdicted administrators would get a fair hearing.
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