11 Aug

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first_img Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona Cardinals’ head coach Bruce Arians wants nothing to do with it.“I think it’s a total distraction, and I think it’s an embarrassment to players,” Arians said in an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “I think when players are released, some of the things that are said between coaches and players are too personal, and nobody else’s business.”The league did offer exemptions to teams to allow them to avoid being picked. Teams with first-year head coaches, teams that have been in the postseason at least once in the last two seasons and teams that have been featured on Hard Knocks in the last decade would be exempt. Hard Knocks is a highly-popular HBO football documentary that focuses on one team during the course of their training camp, giving fans an inside look at life in the National Football League.The show recently concluded its eighth season, with the Cincinnati Bengals as the focus of the program.Earlier this week, the NFL announced they’ll be able to force teams to participate in future seasons of the program should no franchise volunteer to be featured.center_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   last_img read more

9 Aug

Rep Hank Vaupel Weekly Column July 23 2018

first_imgI am particularly looking forward to seeing the many projects and animals our young people will be submitting as part of 4-H or open class exhibits, some of which will be included in the auctions on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. These are very talented individuals, many of whom work hard all year to prepare for their presentations, and I am impressed each year by their accomplishments. Best of luck to all who are participating!***As I continue visiting businesses across the district, the condition of our roads and the high cost of auto insurance are a couple of concerns I hear mentioned the most. They certainly remain top priorities for me, and I appreciate the feedback and suggestions on ways to improve them. I look forward to continuing the discussion and working toward a solution throughout the summer and into the next legislative session.***The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget announced a drop in the unemployment rate in June to 4.5 percent. This is the lowest it has been since July 2017, and total employment levels were at their highest so far this year. Since a year ago, total employment has increased by 32,000. Michigan is hiring, and we must ensure people are prepared to fill the job openings across the market. Legislation for continued economic growth and career preparation will remain a primary focus going forward.***I am looking forward to resuming regularly scheduled office hours next month. I hope you will join me on Friday, August 17 at the following times and locations:2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Fowlerville Farms, 941 S. Grand Ave. in Fowlerville;4 to 5 p.m. at Biggby Coffee, 11325 W. Highland Road in Hartland; and5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at All Star Coney Island, 934 Michigan Ave. in Howell.***If you have any ideas, comments or questions for my office, please do not hesitate to call us at 517-373-8835 or send an email to HankVaupel@house.mi.gov. We are happy to hear from you! 23Jul Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: July 23, 2018 Categories: Vaupel Newscenter_img Next week is the 132nd Annual Fowlerville Family Fair. The fair serves as one of the largest local events each year, and it is a great way to enjoy the summer weather and all the community has to offer. A lot of hard work throughout the year goes into making the fair a success, and it is important to recognize and appreciate the Fowlerville Agricultural Society and all community members who contribute so many hours behind the scenes.last_img read more

5 Aug


first_img MCCARTNEY WELCOMES FINUCANE COURT DECISIONNORTH BELFASTRaymond McCartneySINN FEIN FOYLE MLASOLICITOR PAT FINUCANEUDA ShareTweet John Finucane and his family get leave to challenge a decision not to hold a public inquiry into UDA murder of his solicitor father Pat in 1989SINN Féin’s Justice spokesperson Raymond McCartney has welcomed the decision by the Supreme Court Justices to grant the Finucane family leave to appeal challenging the decision of former British Prime Minister David Cameron’s not to hold a Public Inquiry into the murder of solicitor Pat Finucane.Speaking today Raymond McCartney said: “Geraldine Finucane and her family should be commended for pursuing this case through the courts and for showing continued determination in their search for justice.“The family have been involved in a long battle with the British state over the circumstances of Pat Finucane’s death and the role of the British state and of its agents in carrying out that murder.“Sinn Féin will continue to support the Finucane family in their search for truth,” added the Foyle MLA.center_img Solicitor Pat Finucane was shot dead by the UDA in February 1989 at his home off the Antrim Road in north Belfast.Up to five of those involved in the planning and carrying out the murder were British State agents.His son John Finucane recently stood for Sinn Fein in north Belfast at the Westminster General Election and narrowly lost out to the sitting DUP MP Nigel Dodds.MCCARTNEY WELCOMES FINUCANE COURT DECISION was last modified: July 26th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags:last_img read more