“Ralph” to replace “Calvin” in Elf on the Shelf contest

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce ‘Elf on the Shelf’ contest will resume tonight with a new elf.“Ralph” will replace “Calvin” with a clue that will be released tonight. Check here for the latest clue. Each day, Monday through Saturday, “Ralph” will be at a specific business after a clue was made. Any child under the age of 10 can participate in the contest and the rules of the contest can be found here. The first one to find Ralph receives a prize at that business.The contest had to be suspended when “Calvin” was found missing on Saturday at Dillon’s Grocery Store. He has never been recovered. Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Kevin Dodds · 243 weeks ago Don’t sugar coat it! Calvin was elfnapped. Pretty de****able if you ask me. Report Reply 0 replies · active 243 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Reality Check Time to Get the Facts Right on TPA

first_imgTo help clear up rumors circulating about Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), the Trade Benefits America Coalition has produced a new report that explains what TPA is, how it works, and why it is an important tool to support U.S. growth and jobs. Here are the highlights according to a news release:Top 10 TPA Facts1. TPA is constitutional. Congress and the President share constitutional authority over trade and international agreements, and TPA is an exercise of Congress’s constitutional authority.2. TPA does not exclude Congress from playing a meaningful role in the negotiation and approval of trade agreements. TPA is designed to empower Congress.3. TPA does not cede to the President the ability to set U.S. trade negotiating objectives and decide whether trade agreements meet Congressional priorities for international trade. TPA enhances the power of Congress to make those decisions.4. TPA does not let the President enter into a trade agreement without Congress’s consent. The United States becomes a party to a trade agreement and is legally bound under the agreement only after Congress votes to approve the agreement.5. TPA does not result in the Executive Branch unilaterally writing legislation to implement a trade agreement. Under TPA, Congress and the Executive Branch work together to draft legislation implementing trade agreements, reflecting their shared constitutional authorities.6. TPA does not force Congress to vote on trade agreements without first having input into them and being able to fully consider them. TPA provides Congress with extensive opportunity to help shape a trade agreement during its negotiation and to consider legislation implementing the trade agreement before it is submitted to Congress for a vote.7. TPA does not undermine U.S. sovereignty. TPA and legislation implementing U.S. trade agreements protect U.S. sovereignty in trade agreements negotiated under TPA and no foreign country or dispute settlement tribunal can force the United States to change its laws.8. TPA does not allow the negotiation of trade agreements that override U.S. consumer protection, health, environmental safety, security and financial standards. Under TPA, Congress retains its authority to decide the appropriate standards for the United States.9. TPA does not undermine transparency in trade negotiations. TPA helps ensure transparency in trade negotiations.10. TPA strengthens Congress’s role in trade negotiations and the ability of U.S. trade negotiators to accomplish the objectives set by Congress.To see the full report and learn more about TPA myths and realities, click here. For more information on how trade and U.S. trade agreements benefit America, and on the importance of passing TPA, click here.last_img read more