Holland council considers writing letter urging reps to act on DACA

Hide caption Holland City Council is considering asking local federal representatives to act on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. During the Wednesday, Nov. 15, business meeting, Councilman Wayne Klomparens introduced a draft letter to be sent to Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Sen. Gary Peters and Reps. Bill Huizenga and Fred Upton, asking for “urgent action” on the DACA executive order, which is set to expire March 5. “I see this as not a Republican or Democrat thing; it’s an issue concerning young adults in our community… and I believe they are entitled to at least some thoughts,” Klomparens told council. During its Nov. 8 study session, council heard a presentation about… Read More

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As Smith Struggles With Rangers, Holland Looks Smart For Letting Him Go

@burchie_kid Take it for what it’s worth, and it’s far from vindication for Detroit’s beleaguered general manager, but Ken Holland received two draft picks for a player who’s been a healthy scratch for the past four games with his new team. That would be defenseman Brendan Smith, who played well enough for the Rangers following last season’s deadline deal to earn a four-year contract with the club in the offseason. But he’s been a shell of himself in year two. Less snarl. More turnovers. Career-low possession metrics. All of it has contributed to Smith and his $4.35 million cap hit watching six of the Rangers’ first 17 games from the… Read More

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Netflix’s Cindy Holland, Facebook’s Mina Lefevre Join NATPE Board

CREDIT: Rex/Shutterstock The growing influence of streaming services in TV is evident in the four new members elected to NATPE’s board of directors. Cindy Holland, VP of original programming at Netflix, and Mina Lefevre, head of development at Facebook, have joined the panel, along with Universal Television president Pearlena Igbokwe and Sharon Vuong, CBS’ senior VP of alternative programming. “We are delighted to welcome such a diverse group of leaders who are helping to redefine today’s changing television landscape, said NATPE chairman Andy Kaplan, who is president of Sony Pictures Television Networks. “We strive to represent the future of the industry and are gratified that our board is comprised of… Read More

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3 Things To Do In Holland

Have you ever been to Holland? If not, then book a trip there soon. When you get there, make sure to do these three things. 1. Cycling- If you love cycling, then there’s no better place to be than Holland. The Netherlands have many places where you can cycle and best of all, there are many places that have cycling paths and in other areas the roads are quiet.Let’s not forget to mention that some of the most desirable cities to bike in are in the Netherlands. In fact, the many routs features roadside canals, wetlands, small towns, villages and coastal forests to name a few. 2. The Beaches- Did… Read More

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Holland veteran returns home after helping Texas hurricane victims

Holland veteran Kyle Upton (middle) and other Team Rubicon volunteers helped hurricane victims in Wharton, Texas Sept. 29-Oct. 6. (Courtesy | Kyle Upton)( HOLLAND, MI – Many people say they want to help others when they see natural disaster victims in the news, but few do anything about it. Holland veteran Kyle Upton is among those few. As he saw more and more news coverage of damage left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the 46-year-old said he felt increasingly compelled to help those in Texas. "Sometimes we’ve got to get out of our La-Z-Boys and go get it done," he said. Upton contacted Team Rubicon, a company that combines… Read More

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Ryan Babel’s Holland return may prove bittersweet after years of wasted talent

On 28 August 2015, a little over five years since he watched from the bench as Holland lost the World Cup final to Spain, Ryan Babel got himself caught up in a Twitter storm. Babel aimed a dig at Rafael Benítez, the man who brought him to Liverpool, and then he ended up sparking a sexism furore after an ill-advised response to a female fan who had disagreed with the initial post from a stagnant 28-year-old footballer who had seen better days. It was a classic example of there being such a thing as bad publicity because not only did Babel look like an idiot, the controversy was also a… Read More

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Longstanding South Holland choir still growing, still proving ‘anyone can sing’

When Albert Jackson took over the chorale back in 1998, there were nine members. Today, the South Holland Master Chorale boasts some 120 voices. The group of mostly amateur singers hail from across the south suburbs and northwest Indiana. (South Holland Master Chorale) When maestro Albert Jackson walked into his first rehearsal of a South Suburban College choir, he found nine singers. "That’s not even a choir. That’s more like a small ensemble," he said. "So I said, ‘For the next rehearsal you’ve all got to bring a friend, I don’t care if they sing or not, as long as they’re breathing.’" The singers obliged and at the group’s first… Read More

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The superhero and the standup: Spider-Man Tom Holland and his dad Dominic

Chris Wiegand There is no shortage of up-and-coming comedians with famous parents at this year’s Edinburgh fringe: Elliot Steel (son of Mark), Will Hislop (son of Ian) and Ruby Wax’s daughters, Maddy and Marina Bye, are all performing. At the Voodoo Rooms venue in the New Town, the situation is a little different. Standup Dominic Holland, who recently turned 50, is in Edinburgh with a free fringe show, 24 years after winning the best newcomer award at the festival. The subject of his new set? How his success has been surpassed by that of his 21-year-old son, Tom, star of Marvel’s latest blockbuster, Spider-Man: Homecoming. “I genuinely don’t need to… Read More

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Tour Holland And Enjoy These Special Places For Sure

Holland is a great place to visit. When I talked to my dad about my heritage, he told me that there was quite the Polish background. If you are going to be visiting Holland, you are going to want to know which restaurants you want to visit. Get ready for these three top restaurants when you are visiting the great country of Holland. When you visit Holland, you are treating yourself to the Netherlands. Now it is time to look at the top restaurants there, and you will be glad that you did. Let’s get to exploring some of those places right now. For example, there is Salt And Pepper… Read More

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Tom Holland Gets Medieval in Exclusive Clip from Pilgrimage

The year is 1209, and the country is Ireland. In the new film Pilgrimage, a small group of monks begin a reluctant pilgrimage across an island which has seen centuries of tribal warfare and is now dealing with the growing power of Norman invaders. As the monks escort their monastery’s holiest relic to Rome, the true value of the bejeweled artifact becomes dangerously apparent, and their path becomes increasingly fraught with danger. Pilgrimage stars young man-of-the-hour Tom Holland, Jon Bernthal, and Richard Armitage from Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films. The film is written by Jamie Hannigan and directed by Brendan Muldowney. “I saw a genre film, which begins with the classic… Read More

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