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The company has revealed its HyperAdapt 1.0 sneakers that include what the company calls “sport informed adaptive lacing”. The shoes can sense when their wearer steps into them and a system inside will automatically tighten, matching itself to “individual idiosyncracies in lacing and tension preferences”, the company said.

The new shoes were shown off as part of a range of new technology, which also included an update to its Nike+ app and a new material that stops mud from clogging up on the sole of football boots.

The company suggested that the self lacing technology would come to shoes beyond the HyperAdapt 1.0, describing it as “the first performance vehicle” for the technology. The company has already shown off similar technology in its Nike Mags a recreation of the famous self tying shoe from Back To The Future but says that the HyperAdapt is the first time that they have been available in an affordable and sport focused package.

The shoes are meant to ensure that the trainers can be tightened so they fit perfectly, Nike said.

“When you step in, your heel will hit a sensor and the system will automatically tighten,” said the leader of the project of Nike, Tiffany Beers, in a statement. “Then there are two buttons on the side to tighten and loosen. You can adjust it until it’s perfect.”

The company said that technology has the potential to bring shoes that would adjust themselves as they are worn, helping athletes and others have their shoes fix themselves according to what their wearers need. For the moment the shoes require their owner to alter the fit, but the company said that it could eventually lead to more intelligent shoes.

“Wouldn’t it be great if a shoe, in the future, could sense when you needed to have it tighter or looser?” said Tinker Hatfield, who worked on the shoe, in a statement. “Could it take you even tighter than you’d normally go if it senses you really need extra snugness in a quick maneuver? That’s where we’re headed. In the future, product will come alive.”

The shoes will be available towards the end of the year, in the holiday season, Nike said. They will only be available to members of the Nike+ app, the company said, and people can sign up and get notifications for when the shoes are available.

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FILE In this March 4, 2016 file photo, Sean Hannity of Fox News appears at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. Fox News says it has removed from its website a speculative story about the 2016 murder of Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich because it “was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting.” The network had no other comment beyond the published statement on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. It also made no mention of Sean Hannity, who has done stories about the case on his prime time television show. Financial services firm USAA, facing a backlash to its decision to pull advertising from Sean Hannity show on Fox News Channel, says it is withdrawing from other opinion based television programs. military, veterans and their families, had cited its aversion to opinionated programming in backing away from Hannity. The veteran talk show host has become a liberal target because of his focus on a discredited story about a murdered Democratic National Committee staffer.

Yet the conservative watchdog Media Research Center noted that USAA ads had run in recent weeks on left leaning shows hosted by Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O and Chris Matthews on MSNBC.

The ads were placed in error and that mistake is being corrected,
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said Roger Wildermuth, USAA spokesman. It wasn clear how the ads could be placed in at least four opinion based shows in violation of the company policy; he didn immediately respond to a question about whether there were more.

Since the liberal advocacy group Media Matters for America posted a list of more than 150 of Hannity advertisers earlier this week, nine companies have said they no longer wanted to be sponsors. That only a fraction of the companies that backed out of the since fired Bill O Fox show last month after news of settlements paid to women to quiet harassment claims.

USAA decision was particularly disappointing since Hannity has supported veterans organizations, said Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center.

The decision provoked an angry response. A Memorial Day posting on the company Facebook page had nearly 500 comments Friday afternoon, many from people protesting the Hannity decision and vowing to move accounts from USAA.

One woman wrote: one boneheaded move, you made me start looking for a new house and auto insurance, a new bank, a new investment manager. was even more intense than I expected it would be, Bozell said, I expected it would be intense. noted that other companies had seen a backlash from their decisions,
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are very closely related to the density of the compacted mix and this holds true at all water/cement ratios within the no slumprange. This includes the lowest W/C ratio where a minimum of water is necessary to complete the hydration of the cement. But, the same does not apply so significantly to a slump, or near slump, concrete mix where maximum or near maximum density is moreeasily obtained in each cell due to the hence better workability of the mix, and, where also the physical properties are more uniform but where compressive strength or any other physical properties are often inadequate for different type of concreteblocks or intended to be exposed to severe conditions. It can also be verified that a higher W/C ratio mix may give a higher compressive strength than a lower one due to its better workability and greater density, but such is not the case of itsphysical properties.Abram law which states that the compressive strength of concrete is inversely proportional to the W/C ratio in the mix, applies to a no slump concrete at any W/C ratio of the no slump range but it is verified that the Abram law holds trueonly if the proper maximum density is reached for all mixes in that ratio range. The compressive strength, flexural strength, durability and permeability are therefore functions of the density at any particular W/C ratio in the no slump range and anydrop of density from the utmost one appreciably reduces the compressive strength and other physical properties. As well, further drop in density causes the undesired water absorption capacity of the concrete to increase and may render the ensuing blocksless weather resistant. Conclusively, the compressive strength and related physical properties are directly proportional to the density at any W/C ratio.Another interesting fact, noted with lower W/C ratio no slump concrete, is the linear percentage of the loss of weight of the initial dry mass found between 25 and 50 cycles when the mass is subjected to freezing and thawing, durability testsconducted under CAN3 A231.2M85 specifications for paving stones of ultimate density. There again, the density of the finished concrete blocks is of prime importance and losses in weight in percent of the dry mass increase radically as densitiesdecrease. This is most important and, according to the present invention, a minimum acceptable density can be obtained or found for each mix design and W/C ratio, which will permit a loss of weight of less than 1% under the above specifications and, atthe same time, provide durability of all concrete blocks when, as aforesaid, made in accordance with the present invention.There thus presently exists a problem of uneven properties in all concrete products when made according to the present day methods, due to the fact that these concrete products do not have the appropriate minimum acceptable density for theircorresponding W/C ratio mix as above explained, with resulting uneven lower compressive strength, permeability, flexural strength, durability and related properties at least regarding an important number of concrete blocks so made.In attempting to alleviate the problem of getting full compaction with existing machine, the industry is trying to work at higher W/C ratio to obtain a better density and compressive strength but this is achieved only at great expense in waste ofcement and beneficial properties of lower W/C ratio mix. Thus, some devices like heated shoes have been designed. They permit the use of a higher W/C ratio mix and consequently a better workability of the mix but to prevent material from sticking tothe shoes, heat has to be used. Of course, a higher workability obtained by adding water does give a higher density but unfortunately, when considering Abram law, a higher W/C ratio gives lower compressive, flexural and shear strengths, higher waterabsorption, higher percentage loss of weight, in durability test due to freezing and thawing, and higher shrinkage.Also, because the mix in some of the mold cells, in present day machines, are still not sufficiently compacted, some other devices, like vibration devices on the head and/or on the foot of the block machine, have been used in an attempt to optimize thedensity. However, the same problem of inacceptable uneven compaction of some of the elements from different cells and consequently too high a disparity in physical properties of end products persist. Some cities using much de icing salts are nowconsidering not to use certain concrete blocks like paving stones, curbs, etc. in their streets because of their poor durability. The same problem applies to other prefabricated concrete blocks like bricks or pipes where any anticipated physicalproperty such as permeability is not attained because of the uneven density at any W/C ratio mix.
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Variety Appeals for Emergency Winter Funding for Children Warm blankets, clothes and shoes needed for thousands of disadvantaged kids No child deserves to go cold. But this winter, many kids will.

When it’s too cold to sleep, children can’t focus at school. Children going cold are also more likely to get sick. They are three times more likely to end up in hospital for common respiratory and infectious conditions.

“We can alleviate the worst of winter by providing basics many are going without, like warm clothes, bedding, jackets and shoes simple items that can literally change a child’s life,” says Lorraine Taylor.

Variety supported families report fewer hospital visits, fewer asthma attacks and reduced outbreaks of eczema. With a second uniform, children who get wet on one day can still attend classes the next. A closed in pair of shoes can make all the difference in the world to a child who would otherwise walk to school in jandals.

Variety is aiming to raise more than $40,000 to help children most in need.

$8 can buy three pairs of warm socks.

$10 can buy flannelette pyjamas to keep a child cosy at night.

$15 can buy a wool beanie for icy mornings.

$24 can buy polar fleece blankets for four kids sleeping cold.

$57 can buy lace up shoes for a boy used to walking to school in jandals.

$89 can buy a child their first waterproof jacket.

$205 can buy a winter school uniform for a teen girl.

For every dollar you give by 30 June, a generous Variety corporate partner will donate another dollar, up to a total of $35,000, doubling the impact.

Winter means hospital visits for Christchurch family

(names changed to protect identities)

In the Canterbury house where Emily lives with her two siblings, winter is a dangerous time.

The wind whistles in through the doors, which don’t close properly because the floor is on an angle the result of damage from the 2010 Christchurch earthquake and last year Emily’s mother Angela took her to the hospital twice for asthma.

Angela worries that this year will be worse for the children’s health as Emily, her brother Sam, 13, and sister Hayley, 10, grow out of their winter clothes and shoes. The family can’t afford new clothes and school uniforms are exorbitantly expensive.

Emily and Hayley don’t have winter uniforms and instead, on cold days, wear thick tights under their lightweight summer skirts.

The rented house Angela and her three children live in is due for major renovations in 18 months, but until then, it’s all the family can afford.

Angela works part time as a support worker for war veterans. She has been searching for new accommodation for nine months to no avail. Rents have risen and she has been told that she doesn’t qualify for Housing New Zealand support. She is already paying more than half of her income in rent, and simply cannot afford more. As it is, she regularly goes without food so that her children can eat, spending only $100 a week to feed four people.
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The shoes arrive in Nelson and Whanganui at noon today, Blenheim and Paraparaumu tomorrow, with a final event in Levin on Saturday from 9am.”When we first spoke with bereaved families about this project we said the roadshow would be worth doing if we saved just one life,” he says. “We’ve been deeply touched by the unexpected outpouring of support and the readiness of Kiwi’s to embrace a message of hope that suicide is preventable and change is possible.”Oosterman says two clear messages have surfaced at each event:”We need to ask our family, friends and workmates if they are ok more and we need to ensure mental health services are there to support us when we ask for help,” he says.Oosterman says the Levin shoe project, the last before Parliament, is an example of how the events have empowered bereaved families to speak out and “be in the driver seat of change”.”Just five months ago, seventeen year old student Jamie Lynn lost her 32 year old brother in law Philip Shanks to suicide,” he says. “She’s turned her personal loss into a project of hope, organising her principal, fellow students and community to collect shoes and come together to show the power of community solidarity.”Mrs Lynn will join bereaved families from more than twenty towns across the country at the Wellington event, Oosterman says.On Monday 11 September, the first day of advanced voting, families will meet politicians face to face in an event open to media to talk about the change they want to see, Oosterman says.Bereaved families election pledgesBereaved families have asked politicians to “put politics aside and do what is right for everyone” and to commit to six pledges: Hold a mental health inquiry Restore $2.3b in health funding Set a suicide reduction target Increase primary health and GP funding (early intervention)Every major party has responded except National and Act who have been given until Sunday to respond. All parties have been invited to attend the Sunday and Monday events. 7 September Wanganui 606 shoes, park opposite War Memorial Steps, 11am setup, 12 noon media, 1pm packdown. 7 September Nelson 606 shoes, Church Steps, 11am setup, 12 noon media, 1pmpackdown. 8 September Kapiti Coast 606 shoes, Paraparaumu Beach, opposite 32 Marine Parade,11am setup, 12 noon media, 1pm packdown. 8 September Blenheim 606 shoes, Stadium 2000, 11am setup, 12 noon media 9 September Levin 606 shoes, Te Takere, 11am setup, 12 noon media, 1pm packdown. 10 September Parliament grounds World Suicide Prevention Day 606 shoes, 11amsetup, 12 noon, 1pm pack down, 2pm setup at Cenotaph with shoes and candles, 5pm Candles setup, 6pm Candles at sun down, 8pm packdown.
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579 shoes, representing each Kiwi lost to suicide in 2016, start their journey to parliament from Whangarei, Auckland and Invercargill today.

17 are gumboots for farmers and farm workers.

In each town a bereaved local will share a personal story about loss and the hope they have for a change in government policy.

Each speaker, many who have never shared their story before, will hold a pair of their loved ones shoes. many of our loved ones are reaching out for help and not getting support because our mental health services are in crisis.”

Oosterman says families are calling for a national suicide reduction target, an urgent independent inquiry into our mental health crisis and restore $2.3b of funding needed to cover our ageing and growing population since 2008.

Oosterman says Jonathan Coleman vetoed setting a suicide reduction target.

National refuses to hold an independent inquiry despite 77% of New Zealanders wanting one, he says.

gap between demand and funding is growing as funding hasn’t kept up with our ageing and growing population with increased mental health needs, he says. for mental health services have increased by 60% since 2008 with funding to 2017 only increased by half that. Government announced an addition 1.2% in funding in the March Budget.

This includes a $225m fund including $100m for social investment.

But analysis by the doctors union (ASMS) found the Government was only putting $18m of new money in for 2017/18.

Oosterman says with demand expected to be 7.3% this year, the Government has cut funding in real terms even further.

Two bereaved New Zealanders are supporting families in each island.

Jane Stevens, from Waikato, is supporting the North Island events.

Mrs Steven’s son Nicky, 21, went missing from a mental health inpatient unit on 9 March 2015.

His body was found on 12 March.

Jane Stevens, from Waikato, is supporting the North Island events.

Diane Hill, from Nelson, is supporting the South Island events.

Mrs Hill lost her husband Jake, 45, on 22 October 2014.

She says her husband, “a typical bloke” who worked up until his death, was also let down by an underfunded mental health system.

Stevens is carrying a pair of her son’s shoes with her across the country and Hill is carrying her husbands work boots.
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Many community members and county officials say they were “impressed” by Interim Superintendent Michael Martirano’s school redistricting recommendations, which include halting redistricting at the high school level until a new school opens in 2022 and limiting elementary and middle school redistricting.

In his presentation to the Board of Education Tuesday, Martirano said the county’s three most overcrowded high schools Long Reach, Centennial and Howard would see some relief by expanding the JumpStart initiative that allows high school students to take community college classes under dual enrollment. The early college programs would expand at Oakland Mills and be introduced at River Hill, attracting students to those under capacity schools.

Under Martirano’s plan, redistricting at the middle school level would be limited to approximately 313 students, while about 1,922 elementary students would move to fill Elementary School 42, bringing 37 elementary schools below or within building capacity.

On Wednesday, Board of Education Chairwoman Cindy Vaillancourt said the board will continue reviewing Martirano’s recommendations as well as feedback and input from the community as they develop “a reasonable and logical plan.”

The Howard County Public School System’s 12 high schools should be excluded from the impending redistricting in the 2018 2019 school year, according to Interim Superintendent Michael Martirano, whose recommendations to the Board of Education Tuesday called for halting high school redistricting.”Everything is on the table, including programming changes and other innovative options,” Vaillancourt said. “Our goal is to balance capacity utilization and provide effective and equitable learning environments for all of our students. We are counting on the continued participation and engagement of the community to help us do that.”

According to Martirano’s proposal, the most significant number of elementary school students, 418 students, would move from Ducketts Lane to Elementary School 42. Students at Deep Run and Rockburn elementaries would also move to help fill the new elementary school.

Other moves among elementary schools include 192 students from Clemens Crossing to Pointers Run; 158 students from Bryant Woods to Longfellow; and 145 students from Manor Woods to Bushy Park.

At the middle school level, Martirano proposed 129 students from Lime Kiln be redistricted to Clarksville Middle, with additional student moves from Harper’s Choice to Wilde Lake; Mount View to Folly Quarter; and Mayfield Woods to Elkridge middle schools.

While recognizing that decisions on redistricting are made by the school system and Board of Education, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said, “I appreciate Dr. Martirano’s efforts to relieve overcrowding without disrupting communities.”

County council chairman Jon Weinstein called the recommendations “reasonable,” and said he hopes to see the last phase of the redistricting process carried out with as much opportunity for public input as possible.

On the eve of the unveiling of Interim Superintendent Michael Martirano’s recommendations for school redistricting, the community group United for HoCo Schools released its alternative plan for balancing enrollment in Howard County schools, with ideas such as open enrollment and partial redistricting.(Kate Magill)

“It opens up some opportunities for many families,” Mosley said. “I think that’s wonderful because as we know every child operates differently, so it’s really powerful for a child to really take hold of what their learning is.”

While Mosley said she agrees with Martirano on the need to halt redistricting at the high school level, she believes his recommendation to move approximately 313 middle school students is too high. She said based on her work on the community plan, only about half of those students would need to move.

Mosley said Martirano’s recommendations for elementary schools are appropriate and would help adjust feeds of students from the elementary to middle schools.

Moving forward, Mosley said she hopes to see the superintendent address how the school system will transport students to their new schools,
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and the cost to families for participation in the JumpStart college program.

“I really think it’s a great idea, it’s a good step forward to a solution,” she said.

Ellicott City parent Pankaj Shivpuje said although he appreciates the “hard work” of the Attendance Area Committee and Martirano, the interim superintendent’s final recommendations will send Shivpuje’s community to an elementary school that’s further away.

Shivpuje, whose son is in kindergarten at Manor Woods Elementary, said the proposed redistricting would send the Turf Valley community to Bushy Park about 15 minutes away. Manor Woods is one of the county’s most overcrowded elementary schools. The committee’s prior recommendations still redistricted the community, Shivpuje said, but to nearby West Friendship Elementary.

“It was within 7 to 8 minutes, but we still had the ties to the community and our kids could get together in that community,” Shivpuje said. “The superintendent’s recommendations completely do away with the process we have been following so far from the Attendance Area Committee, which we were supporting. The proposal that Dr. Martirano put together completely caught us off guard.”

Drew Roth, an Elkridge parent, said Martirano is “not doing is job” by halting high school redistricting. Roth said his student, who currently attends Elkridge Landing Middle, will not be affected by the middle school redistricting, but would end up at Howard High in three years.

“That’s two years before the new school can be built,” Roth said. “[Martirano’s proposal] means that for five years, [high school] students have to endure overcrowding and that’s not equitable, not fair and not acceptable.”

The JumpStart initiative isn’t a bad idea, Roth said, but doesn’t address the immediate problem of overcrowded high schools. If implemented, Howard, Centennial and Long Reach high schools would still fall outside the target building capacity at about 126 percent, 115 percent and 112 percent, respectively.

“Redistrict. Follow the policy,” Roth said. “I think that you can do a more restricted redistricting to deal with the more immediate, critical overcrowding at the most overcrowded schools. The comprehensive redistricting was trying to make sure that there were no schools under capacity. You don’t have to be that extreme about it.”

Howard Community College will support the school system’s JumpStart initiative, said college president Kathleen Hetherington, and more than double the community college’s capacity for dual enrollment options. HCC is currently involved in the early college programs at Oakland Mills High and the Applications and Research Lab, where students can take cyber security and STEM courses, respectively.

“We are proud to provide our students access to advanced learning opportunities and enhance college and career readiness countywide,” Hetherington said. “Dual enrollment can provide students the ability to get a jump on their college education, earn industry certifications or learn trades for jobs beyond high school. Through our continued partnership,
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we can achieve our shared vision to provide equitable opportunities for all Howard County children.”

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Celebration features comedian Lou Collins and many others. Admission is one new pair of children’s shoes not gift wrapped, sizes 0 13, or 1 12. Saturday. Volunteers are welcome. Call 647 8169 for more information.

Concert planned for food drive

The WorldFolk Foundation will sponsor the third in a series of benefit concerts for its second annual Helping Cans Project. Friday at Mars The Musician’s Planet, 2747 S. Maryland Parkway, will feature local musicians Laura Finkel, Clevermeat, Conni Emerson, Jeff Orr, Hekella and a special guest.

Volunteers from WorldFolk, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting culture through music,
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art, poetry, education and community involvement, will collect donations and nonperishable food items.

Donations also can be dropped off or sent to WorldFolk, 3111 S. Valley View Blvd., Suite A 200, Las Vegas, NV 89102. Call Rod Belford at 220 9194.

Drugstores hosting food donations

Rite Aid Pharmacies in Las Vegas and Henderson will have barrels located in each store for canned and boxed food to help the needy and homeless this holiday season.

Customers can drop off canned and boxed food at their local Rite Aid stores though Dec. 23. They will also have canisters at each register for monetary donations. The charitable donation of food and money will benefit Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada. Call 385 2662. Dec. 17 at the parking lot of the Boulevard mall.

The goal is to raise 98,000 toys in 12 days.

Chet Buchanan of KLUC 98.5 FM’s Morning Zoo will be live on top of the 20 foot stage through the 12 days. Call 889 7343. Thursday at the Mormon Fort State Park at Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue.

Admission is free. Call 486 3511 or 564 7912. Saturday.

Chet’s Charities is a nonprofit organization to benefit 3 year old Chet Wellborn, a Las Vegas boy who has severe aplastic anemia. Chet’s blood cells are no long being produced in his bone marrow,
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requiring regular blood transfusions.

timberland baby Community mourns death of Windsor Goodfellows leader Colleen Renaud

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I kind of want the world to stop for just a second and appreciate the hundreds of thousands of people shes touched over the years. If you do a quick calculation the amount of food boxes per year and the average family size the number is staggering.For more than 46 years, Renaudhelped others through the Windsor Goodfellows. She started volunteering for the food bank in her late teens, and took on various roles until she became general manager in the 1980s eventually the organizations only paid position.Colleen Renaud at work at Windsor Goodfellows in 1990.Beaumont said her mothers passion for Goodfellows stemmed from childhood: Renaud came from a family with 19 kids. The sheer number of Renauds siblings meant constant scrimping, saving, and hand me downs. Renaud didnt own a new pair of shoes until she was a teenager.Growing up in poverty, it made her want to help as many people as she possibly could, Beaumont explained.Although Goodfellows are best known for their annual Christmas drive in which volunteers sell special edition newspapers, the charity assists those in need throughout the year.Renauds leadership resulted in several of the current initiatives of Windsor Goodfellows including the childrens footwear program and school breakfast program.She wanted folks to have dignity as well as help, Beaumont said.The holiday season is typically the busiest time of the year for the Goodfellows, with funds from its newspaper sales providing Christmas gifts and meals for families that would otherwise do without.It gets crazy right after Thanksgiving, Beaumont said. It was the happiest (my mother) ever was. Shed wear big, gaudy Christmas sweaters on purpose. Santa hats, bells on her ears, Christmas carols playing with the lights on.Windsor Goodfellows are entirely funded through donations and receive no government grants.Beaumont, 43, has been serving as acting general manager since her mother was diagnosed, and she hopes to continue her mothers legacy.Basically, I grew up here. I consider Windsor Goodfellows to be a part of my immediate family, she said. I would like to honour her memory by making sure that her mandate keeps going: We help as many people as possible in as many ways as possible.True to Renauds character, her generosity extended even in death: Her eyes were given to the organ donor program.Colleen Renaud collects donations for Windsor Goodfellows during Easter 2016.News of Renauds death spread quickly, with many prominent members of the community offering their condolences and respects. Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens issued a statement on Facebook on Thursday morning paying tribute to Renaud.Im deeply saddened to say goodbye to such a wonderful person who has done so much good for our community, wrote Dilkens, who noted that he began volunteering for the Goodfellows when he was 16.Im a better person for having known her, as are the tens of thousands of people she has helped over the years. On behalf of all Windsorites, I extend my deepest appreciation and say thank you to such a special lady You made our city better.Beaumont said Dilkens also contacted her personally and will be contributing remarks to be read at Renauds funeral service. For him to reach out while travelling overseas was very touching.Renaud is survived by her husband of 47 years, Randy, three children, six grandchildren, and numerous extended family members.Beaumont said her mothers number one hobby was attending the activities of her grandchildren. She would travel to Chicago for my daughters cheerleading events, Ottawa for my nephews football games. If there was an event, she was there.Colleen Renaud (centre) with her husband Randy and their grandchildren in 2016.Beaumont said theres a plaque at Windsor Goodfellows that jokes about her mothers nature.At Goodfellows, we have rules in place. You need to show certain things ID and that sort of thing, Beaumont said.
timberland baby Community mourns death of Windsor Goodfellows leader Colleen Renaud