Now Playing Up Next Nikki Bella Are John Cena And Nikki Bella Finally Dunzo? Google+ WWE Watch Along to stream live on social media during Clash of Champions PPV WWE Network live-stream schedule for 9/18/14:9:00 am ET – Legends House: 4/16/14. Eight WWE Legends reunite and get acquainted with their new neighbors. Back at the Legends’ House, tempers flare.10:00 am ET – WCW Monday Nitro: 9/10/95. On this episode of WCW Monday Nitro Hulk Hogan puts the World Heavyweight Championship on the line against ‘The Total Package’ Lex Luger.11:00 am ET – WCW Monday Nitro: 9/18/95. On this episode of WCW Monday Nitro the fallout from Fall Brawl. Brian Pillman battles Ric Flair in the main event and more.12:00 pm ET – Legends House: 4/16/14. Eight WWE Legends reunite and get acquainted with their new neighbors. Back at the Legends’ House, tempers flare.1:00 pm ET – WCW Monday Nitro: 9/10/95. On this episode of WCW Monday Nitro Hulk Hogan puts the World Heavyweight Championship on the line against ‘The Total Package’ Lex Luger.2:00 pm ET – WCW Monday Nitro: 9/18/95. On this episode of WCW Monday Nitro the fallout from Fall Brawl. Brian Pillman battles Ric Flair in the main event and more.3:00 pm ET – Total Divas: 11/30/13. Ariane forces Vincent to try out for WWE; Nikki struggles to feel comfortable in her new home; Trinity’s dad moves in and Jon is bothered.4:00 pm ET – WWE NXT: 9/15/14. The future is here. Witness the entertainers, the leading men and women, the Superstars of tomorrow — this is NXT!5:00 pm ET – WWE Superstars: 9/17/14. WWE Superstars features the best of the best in matches you’ll have to see to believe. You never know what to expect – so expect everything!6:00 pm ET – WWE Countdown: 6/30/14. Counting down the Top Ten Most Exciting Celebrity Twists ever in WWE History, as voted by the WWE Universe.7:00 pm ET – Total Divas: 11/23/13. Nattie confronts Eva Marie. Nikki must decide if she can accept John Cena’s demand and Brie has trouble accepting Bryan’s increasing fame.8:00 pm ET – Total Divas: 11/30/13. Ariane forces Vincent to try out for WWE; Nikki struggles to feel comfortable in her new home; Trinity’s dad moves in and Jon is bothered.9:00 pm ET – WWE NXT: 9/15/14. The future is here. Witness the entertainers, the leading men and women, the Superstars of tomorrow — this is NXT!10:00 pm ET – WWE Superstars: 9/17/14. WWE Superstars features the best of the best in matches you’ll have to see to believe. You never know what to expect – so expect everything!11:00 pm ET – Total Divas: 11/30/13. Ariane forces Vincent to try out for WWE; Nikki struggles to feel comfortable in her new home; Trinity’s dad moves in and Jon is bothered.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClip’Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John CenaVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list John Cena Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Nikki Bella buys a Ferrari as therapy for John Cena break-up Videos Articles Brie Bella ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena Videos Articles Nikki Bella Fires Back At Ronda Rousey Nikki Bella: Artem Chivbinstev is a great kiser Now Playing Up Next ROH announces Death Before Dishonor PPV and TV tapings for Las Vegas this September Twitter Now Playing Up Next Facebook Pinterest Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp WWE Live returns to China this September, Will hold tryouts this July in Shanghai
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump intensified pressure Thursday on China to reach a trade deal by saying he will impose 10% tariffs Sept. 1 on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese imports he hasn’t already taxed. The move immediately sent stock prices sinking.The president has already imposed 25% tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese products, and Beijing has retaliated by taxing $110 billion in U.S. goods.U.S. consumers are likely to feel the pain if Trump proceeds with the new tariffs. Trump’s earlier tariffs had been designed to minimize the impact on ordinary Americans by focusing on industrial goods. The new tariffs will hit a vast range of consumer products from cellphones to silk scarves.The president’s announcement via Twitter came as a surprise, in part because the White House on Wednesday had said Beijing confirmed that it planned to increase its purchases of American farm products. That word came just as U.S. and Chinese negotiators were ending a 12th round of trade talks in Shanghai, which the White House called “constructive.”Though the negotiations ended without any sign of a deal, they are scheduled to resume next month in Washington.The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which had been up nearly 300 points earlier in the day, was down nearly 200 points after Trump’s tweets announcing the new tariffs.Trump has long said he was preparing to tax the $300 billion in additional Chinese tariffs. But he had suspended the threat after meeting with President Xi Jinping in Osaka, Japan, in June.
January’s opening of the 10th Avenue Bridge over Whipple Creek has created a new way for people to get to and from the Clark County Fair.As of midafternoon Friday, the new route hadn’t created any major headaches for those directing traffic.“At this point in time, we really haven’t noticed much,” said Mickey Webb, fair manager and CEO. “We are just letting people come down and make a left onto 179th Street.”The new bridge is particularly helpful as traffic exits the fair, Webb said. Drivers can head north on Northeast Delfel Road to Northeast 179th Street or south on Northeast 10th Avenue to Northeast 139th Street.Webb said the area could become overly congested if a huge number of vehicles use the 10th Avenue Bridge when heading to the fair.“I would encourage people to do what they have always done and come in on 179th,” he said.An even better alternative is taking C-Tran’s free shuttle, which provides nonstop service from six locations: three in the Greater Vancouver area, plus one in Battle Ground, La Center and Ridgefield.
Nearly three years after former Clark County department head Don Benton sued his former employer alleging hostile working conditions, his lawyers are making new claims that the county violated its own home rule charter and the First Amendment.In 2016, Benton, also a former Republican state senator from Vancouver, filed a lawsuit along with two former subordinates against Clark County. They say they faced hostility and retaliation before losing their jobs as part of a county reorganization.The lawsuit, filed in Clark County Superior Court, stems from Benton’s time directing the county Department of Environmental Services. The department was dissolved by former County Manager Mark McCauley in 2016 in what he described as a cost-saving move. Benton lost his job as a result of the reorganization but went on to take jobs in the Trump administration. McCauley was terminated by the county council and has since taken a job in Jefferson County.After he was terminated, Benton filed suit along with Christopher Clifford, former department program coordinator, and Susan Rice, former department administrative assistant, whose jobs were also eliminated. The lawsuit alleges that McCauley singled out Benton for abuse and interfered with his management of the department. The lawsuit alleged that trio experienced a “hostile, intimidating and abusive environment” and illegal retaliation for resisting what it describes as improper actions by McCauley. Prior to filing the lawsuit, Benton and Clifford both filed tort claims, typically precursors to a lawsuit, seeking $2 million each in damages and attorney’s fees. Rice filed a claim for $1 million.Their first attorney, Portland lawyer Thomas Boothe left the case in March for unclear reasons. The trio is now represented by the Seattle-based law firm Frey Buck.
Vancouver-based United Grain Corporation reached its 50th anniversary in June, and the company has been enthusiastically celebrating its half-century milestone.But while the achievement naturally lends itself to long-term discussions about the grain exporter’s next 50 years, it’s hard for those conversations to avoid a thornier short-term problem: the company is facing increasing uncertainty stemming from a protracted trade war with China.It’s been more than a year since China slapped a 25 percent tariff on U.S. soybeans — a move made in retaliation for tariffs on Chinese goods imposed by the Trump administration.China is the largest importer of U.S. soybeans, and the impact was immediate — massive piles of harvested soybeans began to grow throughout the United States, while marketers like United Grain scrambled to find new international buyers.“I think (Chinese soybean importers) are down about 60 percent from their usual purchase rate,” says United Grain CEO Augusto Bassanini.Bassanini has said from the beginning that he hopes the trade dispute will be resolved soon, and he’s sticking to that message. But at the same time, he’s sounding a note of caution about the impact the dispute is starting to have on the company’s long-term decisions.“We don’t have the luxury to just turn off the lights for a few months while this gets resolved,” he says. “That would be the end of this company.”
PORTO VELHO, Brazil — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday that Latin America’s Amazon countries will meet in September to discuss both protecting and developing the rainforest region, which has been hit by weeks of devastating fires.The Brazilian leader also escalated a deeply personal dispute with French President Emmanuel Macron, accusing him of portraying himself as “the one and only person” concerned about the environment.Bolsonaro’s remarks pushed back at international allegations that, on his watch, the weakening of environmental safeguards in Brazil had set the stage for farmers, developers and others to set fires more aggressively this year as a way to clear land, much of it already deforested. They also highlighted the Brazilian government’s contention that some international offers of help to fight the fires were an infringement of Brazilian sovereignty over the region.Macron and other European leaders argue the fires in the Amazon require a global response because of the ecosystem’s critical role in draining heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Macron criticized Bolsonaro for allegedly lying to him about his commitments to biodiversity, prompting the Brazilian to accuse the French leader of evoking his country’s colonial past.On Wednesday, Bolsonaro said Germany and France had tried to “buy” Brazil’s sovereignty. The acrimony has sidelined a pledge of $20 million from the Group of Seven nations to help protect rainforest in the Amazon, though Bolsonaro said he would accept “bilateral” aid and that Chile was sending four firefighting planes. Britain has pledged $12 million and Canada has offered $11 million.
One person is dead after a car crash at around 5:17 p.m. Sunday near Southeast 164th Avenue and Southeast 12th Street.Three people were involved in the two-car crash, according to Vancouver Fire Capt. Raymond Egan. Four units from the Vancouver Fire Department responded, Egan said, adding that the initial call was for a “heavy rescue.”A sergeant with the Vancouver Police Department said the crash was between a BMW and Cadillac, with the BMW heading southbound on 164th and crashing into the Cadillac, which was making a left turn. A witness told the police department that the driver of the Cadillac ran a red light.When the fire department arrived, one person had already died and the other two had extracted themselves from their car, said Kevin Stromberg, a firefighter and paramedic with the department. The two people who survived were transported from the scene. One has life-threatening injuries, while the condition of the other is unknown, according to the police department.
When Law enforcement arrived on scene they found that multiple people had walked under a hollowed out compressed snow mass which resembled a snow cave. Two other people, a six year old boy, and an adult male received minor injuries, according to the online Trooper dispatch. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers and US Forest Service Officers responded on foot to Byron Glacier near Portage Lake in Portage Valley, for the report of large pieces of ice that fell on a person and was entrapped, on July 4. The LifeMed Helicopter and crew, along with the Girdwood Fire Department arrived on scene and took over with lifesaving efforts. Next of kin has been notified of her death. Brittany Katherine Boegel, age 32, of Minnesota, was killed after she walked inside and under the mass and the snow ceiling fell crushing her. Bystanders and Family members were able to free Boegel from the ice and began CPR and life-saving efforts. Law enforcement brought medical supplies and an AED which were utilized, and requested a LifeMed Helicopter to the scene.
X 00:00 /00:53 Florian MartinMany Houston offices remain empty as a result of the oil downturn. Listen In the second quarter of 2018, office construction in Greater Houston slowed down to about 1.5 million square feet, the lowest level since 2010.Since the oil downturn, vacancy levels have risen for 14 consecutive quarters.That’s according to commercial real estate firm JLL.In the industrial sector, things look much better. Here, construction activity has increased for four straight quarters with a vacancy rate below five percent.So for the Houston economy, does the positive industrial market make up for the shortcomings in office?Not really, said JLL’s Steve Burkett, because office buildings take longer to develop.“Industrial can react more quickly than office can,” he said. “And so the office market, if it slows down, it takes a lot longer to ramp back up.”The office market is largely dependent on the still recovering oil and gas industry.Tenants in the industrial market are more likely retail and consumer-focused. Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:
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The US Department of Defenceis currently looking at how Blockchain technology can be used to help to strengthen its cyber security, as outlined in a report called Digitized Modernisation Strategy.Interestingly, in a recent US congressional session, Senate Banking Chairman Mike Crapo said that,“As Cryptocurrencies are a global innovation it would almost be impossible to ban them”. Crapo seems to believe that the US ought to be encouraging debate and formulating the rules around Cryptocurrencies. He further said, “I believe that the US should lead in developing these innovations and what the rules of the road should be”.Perhaps this helps to explain why the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) is recruiting staff, with a view to operating nodes for many of the major Blockchains. The SEC has stated that it wants to “support its efforts to monitor risk, improve compliance’s and inform commission policy with respect to digital assets.”The SEC’s intention is to have all the data from the first “Block” (genesis) of a Blockchain onwards.To do this the SEC will need to analyse the complete history of all the different Blockchains that exist – which is no mean feat! The SEC could contact Byte Tree, which has already spent six years doing this by creating a “clean” data-base of every Bitcoin mined, and ALL the activity on the Ethereum Blockchain!See more articles by Jonny here.What is #DigitalBytes & how does this analysis help you stay informed weekly on #Blockchain #Crypto #DigitalAssets #FinTech #ICO #Regulation #STO https://t.co/kRyFvaflop? @TeamBlockchain @thomaspower— Jonny Fry (@jonnyfry175) June 17, 2019More information about Irish Tech News and the Business ShowcaseFYI the ROI for you is => We now get over 1.5 million monthly views, and up to 900k monthly unique visitors, from over 160 countries. We have over 860,000 relevant followers on Twitter on our various accounts & were recently described as Ireland’s leading online tech news site and Ireland’s answer to TechCrunch, so we can offer you a good audience!Since introducing desktop notifications a short time ago, which notify readers directly in their browser of new articles being published, over 16000 people have now signed up to receive them ensuring they are instantly kept up to date on all our latest content. Desktop notifications offer a unique method of serving content directly to verified readers and bypass the issue of content getting lost in people’s crowded news feeds.Drop us a line if you want to be featured, guest post, suggest a possible interview, or just let us know what you would like to see more of in our future articles. We’re always open to new and interesting suggestions for informative and different articles. Contact us, by email, twitter or whatever social media works for you.Home US Government and SEC pay more interest in Blockchains If you would like to have your company featured in the Irish Tech News Business Showcase, get in contact with us at Simon@IrishTechNews.ie or on Twitter: @SimonCocking
WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Mr G Sewsanker is the lucky winner of a home theatre system after winning an in-store promotion competition held at AK’s OK Grocer, in conjunction with Classic.The competition was in the form of a lucky draw, with till slips entered by hopeful participants.Viresh from Classic and supermarket owner Mr AK Moola were happy to hand over the prize to the ecstatic winner.Mr Sewsanker can now enjoy great sound in his living room when watching television and DVDs, or listening to music.Well done and congratulations to the lucky winner!
WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A former police officer was arrested yesterday (Tuesday, November 25) by members of the Ladysmith Dog Unit (K9). The 33-year-old Indian man faces charges of fraud and impersonating a police officer.It is alleged that on November 19, the ex-cop approached a resident in the Leonardsville area, claiming to be a police officer working at the K9 Unit. The SAPS say that his employment ended on October 4 last year. According to the complainant, the 33-year-old said he had two puppies for sale, for which the complainant paid a sum of money. The ex-cop returned later and asked for more cash, informing the resident that he could supply fully-trained dogs. However, the dogs never materialised and neither did the money.The suspect is set to appear in court tomorrow (Thursday, November 27) and it is believed that additional charges may be added.
WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite After shooting at the occupants of the Mercedes, the suspects then allegedly made their way to the Ezakheni area, where a second shooting took place at a car wash. Five people were killed in the second shooting, with one person at the car wash managing to escape.While it is strongly believed that the two shootings and accident are linked, this has not been confirmed by police.A number of empty R5 and 9mm cartridges were found scattered on the ground.On Sunday morning, officials from the Department of Transport and the Mayor of Ladysmith went into Ezakheni to assess the situation.13 people in total have been declared dead, 7 as a result of the accident and 6 in the two shootings (with possibly one more).Unofficially, the death toll could be as high as 19 for the weekend shootings and accident, as more may have died in hospital.MEC for Transport Willies Mchunu has assembled a team to investigate the accident and the shootings.The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni, was shocked and saddened to hear about the death of these people in Ezakheni and extended her condolences to the families of the deceased. “We appeal to members of the community to work with the police in solving these cases by providing information that will lead to the arrest of the perpetrators. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the suspects can contact any local police station or our Crime Stop number (08600-10111),” she said. When the occupants of a speeding Mercedes attempted to escape gunmen chasing in another car, the driver lost control, veering off the Colenso/Pieters road late Saturday afternoon. All five occupants of the Mercedes-Benz sustained gunshot wounds and one (a female) died instantly. A total of 38 bullet holes were found in the Mercedes.The shooting then caused a horror crash, as a fully-loaded taxi tried to avoid the gunfire and hit a truck. The collision claimed the lives of 4 people on scene, one being a 3-year-old child. 3 people passed away in hospital on Saturday night, bringing the death toll to 7.People were trapped in the wreckage and the jaws of life had to be used to free them. About 16 people were injured in the crash.Sharaj and EMRS transported critically injured patients to hospital, as well as some with moderate injuries.It is alleged that the shooting on the road preceding the taxi accident resembled a high-speed car chase right out of a Hollywood movie, with the chasing group firing indiscriminately at the fleeing occupants of the Mercedes. It is alleged that the suspects may have been driving a Toyota Avanza.
If you’re a high school coach, chances are pretty good you’ve got at least a guy or two on the team that stands about 5 foot 1 inch tall, so that will help to put this video in perspective.JJ Watt, the 6 foot 5 inch, 290 pound defensive end for the Texans, hit a new personal record recently with a standing box jump onto a platform 5 feet and 1 inch off the ground. Yeah…that’s just ridiculous.We know how much coaches like to see ridiculous feats in the weightroom, so feast your eyes on this (complete with a plug for the new Reebok ZPumps). AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix If I’m an offensive tackle lining up across from Watt on Sundays, I’m going to have a hard time not playing this impressive display of explosiveness over and over in my head as the quarterback is going through the cadence.Speaking of Watt, check out his quote from last July that you should share with your team.
Tokelau and Samoa’s Tahiano range hit the runway at Pacific Fusion Fashion Show (PFFS) 2018 at Ambury Park in Auckland last weekend.The theme for PFF2018 is ‘Fusion’ providing a platform for Maori and Pasifika’s emerging fashion designers to create and showcase new designs.The annual show organised by Nora Swann Ltd is getting bigger and gaining popularity.Catch your breath people. Designers Alvis Meredith and Mata’afa Hans Wecshe ripped it up.Putting a capital G into glamour with their lavish and intricately embroidered evening gowns.Glamour in CAPS. Blasting fresh air into Pacific island men’s fashion. Blowing away any notion of men’s fashion being stubbornly staid and slow to change.Tahiano have changed it up. If good fashion challenges the status quo, Tahiano is doing just that.This year, Tahiano’s Pacific Groom’s outfit took a men’s black shirt and sliced it off at the mid-riff. Added a woven sash edged with feathers and strings of draping natural red beads over a bare torso. Over the traditional styled men’s black sulu, (a calf length piece of fabric wrapped around the waist and tied around the middle) the outfit was new and oh so eye catching. Ok, it’s not traditional men’s wedding garb. But Tahiano’s versions of a modern Pacific Grooms outfit makes the usual look unusually interesting. Making ordinary extraordinary. That’s about design right.And move on men’s pink coloured shirts. Say hello to men’s lace shirts. Tahiano’s men’s shirts have just enough of a new see-through panel of lace at the shoulders to fuse masculine and feminine elements into traditional men’s shirt without being too OTT. Even their traditional men’s Elei shirt had its own signature in baby blue with a vertical line of a Tokelau winged bird motif.The women’s evening gowns had the ‘Wow’ factor. From flowing romantic gowns with intricate lace patterns, draping and beautiful embroidery to an edgy black lace evening gown with cut-outs and fish tail. Each dress looking like a million bucks, made for a range of women of all shapes and curves.Showcasing internationally at PFFS 2018 is another step forward for the pair. Both were working full-time juggling other careers before they switched to fashion design.Although Hans has kept his day job with the Tokelau Government, Alvis is full-time pursuing the dream.They are not new to the fashion runway having launched two collections earlier including a series of wedding gowns and targeting a niche market of corporate uniforms with a distinct Samoan flair.Whilst still relatively new in the fashion industry, they were selected to design Samoa Airways’ new uniform. Their winning style ‘Metro Polynesia’ – a combo of blue puletasi and elei shirts.Fashion is in their genes thanks to their mothers and aunties who were seamstresses and grandmothers who were adept weavers.Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand contributed Banz Kofi packets for PFFS 2018 give-aways in goodie bags and hosted Tahiano designers at the recent Path to Market workshop in Samoa.Whew. Breathe out.(Photos: Courtesy of PFFS 2018)For more information email PTI NZ Trade Development Manager Ian Furlong at email@example.comThe post Samoa’s Tahiano at Pacific Fashion Fusion 2018 appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Blog
Categories: Blog Features,News,Sheppard News,Tedder News House Republicans encourage you to have a safe, happy, charitable DecemberWhatever your traditions this time of year, the holidays are a time of giving. Whether that means gifts for loved ones, time spent with family or acts of service, ’tis the season for thinking about others. That’s why many lawmakers, such as state Reps. Jim Tedder (R-Clarkston) and Jason Sheppard (R-Temperance) spend part of the month of December looking for ways to give back to the communities they serve.In early December, Rep. Tedder took a full day to volunteer as a hawker of the Clarkston Rotary newsletter’s annual ‘Goodfellows’ edition, the sales of which aimed to outfit 300 needy children with boots, mittens and other warm winter wear. Stationed at the corner of Maybee and Dixie, the lawmaker offered passersby a chance for a little local culture with the added perk of contributing to a good cause. Alongside office staff member Michael Alaimo, Rep. Tedder raised $500.“Michigan communities are very charitable, especially in the holiday season,” Rep. Tedder said. “Institutions like the Rotary help to focus these efforts and get resources and money directly to those in need. The Shoes for Kids project is funded this same way every year. I want to thank everyone who stopped to purchase a paper.”Rep. Tedder was similarly gratified to report that children, themselves, were among the volunteers.“Every year the Goodfellows paper draws in both repeat and new volunteers,” Rep. Tedder said. “The winter chill may sting a bit, but it’s a good reminder that there are those out there who have so much less than you and need the help. Both the young and old feel that empathy sincerely, and it remains with them throughout the year.”For state Rep. Jason Sheppard, ideas like these don’t just hit close to home, they land squarely at his doorstep. An hour’s drive south of Clarkston, Rep. Sheppard opened his doors to community members December 24th for a Christmas Eve dinner. Though only in his 30s, Rep. Sheppard has maintained this tradition for about ten years.Following a candlelit Christmas church service, the first-term lawmaker invited back to his Temperance house friends, neighbors, and church members who don’t otherwise have a place to share in a nice Christmas meal. The annual fellowship event draws in about 40 people to a large, prime rib feast. Rep. Sheppard and his wife, Melissa, serve attendees and lead in Christmas carols and other activities.“Their company is its own gift,” Rep. Sheppard said. “The holidays are not only a time for togetherness, but for an understanding of the bonds that tie us together, regardless of blood or background. I’ve always believed that when you bring someone into your home on Christmas, they are your family, too. This year, we were all blessed to have a very big family.”Rep. Sheppard encourages others to start their own traditions of togetherness.As we continue through the holiday season and move forward into a brand new year, House Republicans encourage you to look for opportunities to give to the needy and connect to members in your community. After all, it’s in the spirit of the season.“Whatever form it takes, fellowship is often the least expensive, most lasting gift you can give to another person,” Rep. Sheppard said. 27Dec The Spirit of the Season
Categories: Frederick News State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso recently announced his in-district office hours for Monday, June 19 at the following times and locations:7 to 8:30 a.m. at Perry City Hall, 203 W. Polly St. in Perry and;5 to 6:30 p.m. at Marion Township Hall, 10925 S. Merrill Road. in Brant.“I look forward to meeting with members of the community on a monthly basis,” Rep. Frederick said. “Being accessible and listening to residents gives me a better understanding of the issues that really matter to them.”No appointment is necessary to attend. Anyone unable to meet during the scheduled times may contact Rep. Frederick’s office at (517) 373-0841 or email BenFrederick@house.mi.gov. 09Jun Rep. Frederick invites residents to June office hours
Categories: Roberts News 15Feb Rep. Roberts announces Free Fishing Weekend State Rep. Brett Roberts of Charlotte today announced Free Fishing Weekend in Michigan on Feb. 17 and 18. He encouraged residents of the 65th House District to take advantage of the biannual event.The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is inviting residents and out-of-state visitors to fish without a license during the weekend, giving parents and grandparents a great opportunity to introduce youngsters to a fun winter tradition.“Fishing is a great way to spend time with family and friends,” Rep. Roberts said. “If you are looking for something fun to do outside this February, consider ice fishing. Remember ice conditions vary from lake to lake, so find a good local source that is knowledgeable about safe ice conditions on the lake you want to fish on.”Residents and out-of-state visitors may fish on both inland and Great Lakes waters for all species of fish. License fees will be waived for two days, and all fishing regulations will still apply.For more information about Free Fishing Weekend, visit www.michigan.gov/freefishing, or contact Rep. Roberts by calling 517-373-1775 or via email at BrettRoberts@house.mi.gov.