Nova Scotia women capture gold at 2018 New Holland Canadian Juniors

2018 New Holland Canadian Juniors women’s champs, from left, Kaitlyn Jones, Kristin Clarke, Karlee Burgess, coach Andrew Atherton, Lindsey Burgess. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns) SHAWINIGAN, Que. — It’s the second time around, but that didn’t make it any less sweet for Kristin Clarke and Karlee Burgess. In fact, it may have made it even sweeter that the vice-skip and second for Nova Scotia could share the experience of winning the women’s gold medal at the 2018 New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships with a pair of first-timers — skip Kaitlyn Jones and lead Lindsey Burgess (Karlee’s cousin). The Halifax team gave Nova Scotia its second gold medal in three years… Read More

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New cruise ships for 2018: Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam

(Photo: Holland America Line) More than half a dozen cruise lines that market to North Americans are rolling out new oceangoing ships in 2018. Here, USA TODAY profiles one of the new offerings: Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam. For information on the year’s other new vessels, return to the main page of our Guide to the New Cruise Ships of 2018. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NIEUW STATENDAM Line: Holland America Maiden voyage: Dec. 5 Home port: Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Size (in tons): 99,500 Passengers: 2,666 The buzz: A sister to Holland America’s 20-month-old Koningsdam,… Read More

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Mike Holland: Lots of unknown impacts from tax bill

It’s crunch time for retailers as Christmas fast approaches Sen. Tim Scott: This is a tax plan we can be proud of Saudi Arabia to spend $261 billion in biggest budget ever CNBC 0:50 CNBC 0:44 CNBC 1:13 CNBC 0:39 CNBC 1:55 CNBC 1:48 CNBC 7:06 CNBC 1:46 CNBC 0:27 CNBC 0:53 CNBC 1:29 CNBC 0:46 CNBC 2:20 We’re optimistic on economic growth next year: Wells Fargo economist Government shutdown averted as lawmakers reach short-term funding deal This Day in History, December 22, 2017 CNBC 8:32 CNBC 1:08 CNBC 3:17 CNBC 2:40 CNBC 2:56 CNBC 1:55 CNBC 3:05 CNBC 2:36 CNBC 4:03 CNBC 2:02 CNBC 3:11 CNBC 2:14 CNBC 2:32… Read More

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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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