Ian Thibodeau The Detroit News Published 3:49 p.m. UTC Jun 19, 2018 Bringing it home Wayne County Executive Warren Evans says, “The Michigan Avenue corridor is in my mind the one corridor that needs help more than any of the others.” He noted the Corktown development will connect Detroit and Dearborn. “Oakland County got it for a while, now we’re bringing it home,” Evans said. Another milestone for state Gov. Rick Snyder: “This is another milestone in the history of our state” Michigan Central “was a beacon welcoming people to this great city... Years later though, it came to represent something else. So today is truly a special day.” “Poem for the Light in Michigan Central Station” U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith takes the stage to read a poem titled “Poem for the Light in Michigan Central Station.” Symbol of 21st century Bill Ford Jr. receives a round of applause when he … [Read more...] about Live: Bill Ford Jr. says depot a symbol of 21st century
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National Security Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Russian businessman Viktor Vekselberg speaks during the Russian International Affairs Council in Moscow on May 31, 2016. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption toggle caption Pavel Golovkin/AP Russian businessman Viktor Vekselberg speaks during the Russian International Affairs Council in Moscow on May 31, 2016. Pavel Golovkin/AP This week in the Russia investigations: Enter Viktor Vekselberg. Who is helping Michael Avenatti? Oleg Deripaska's wings have been clipped — for now. The Vekselberg matter Energy baron Viktor Vekselberg has the reputation as a "nice" Russian oligarch. But his "niceness" didn't stop the Treasury Department from putting Vekselberg under sanction in April or from becoming the latest character from that world to take center stage in the Russia imbroglio this week. National Security FBI Warned Of Russian Intelligence Links To Oligarch In Cohen Payment … [Read more...] about The Russia Investigations: Another Oligarch Becomes Embroiled In The Imbroglio
NORFOLKWhat should Maury High School look like for the next 100 years?That’s the question consultants are asking the community as they prepare a recommendation for the Norfolk School Board that will guide the future of the city’s oldest high school.There’s no wrecking ball outside Maury, educational planning consultant Tracy Richter has told people worried the 108-year-old building’s demise is imminent. For now, they’re just making a wish list. Designs and blueprints will come later – as will figuring out a way to pay for it.“We want to build on tradition while moving forward,” Richter said at a community meeting in the school’s cafeteria last month. “Not easy, either one.”The final community meeting is today, the last chance to give feedback before consultants prepare their recommendation to the board, which is expected to be presented in June.The two meetings so far have had modest attendance. Maeve Stiles, a Maury … [Read more...] about Maury High dates to 1910. Norfolk schools want to make it ready for the 21st century.
In recent years, New Yorkers, like people all over the world, have faced the realities of human-made climate change: extreme storms, rising sea levels, summer heat waves, massive winter nor'easters, and a $20 billion plan to reduce future flooding. Last year, the United States as a whole experienced the highest losses from climate disasters, an estimated $309 billion. With the Big Oil lobby firmly entrenched in the Trump administration, national action against climate change has ground to a halt. The path to climate safety is closing fast. Climate change results overwhelmingly from the burning of coal, oil and gas, and the carbon dioxide emissions that result. (Emissions from agricultural production and land use change are also drivers.) The key to climate safety is therefore decarbonization: to shift from the fossil fuels to zero-carbon energy, such as wind, solar, hydro and nuclear power. The future of the planet therefore depends mainly on the few place that produce the … [Read more...] about We can fix this: Don’t be dispirited by Big Oil’s power in the age of Trump. Real climate change solutions are in reach.
PUBLISHED: 17:36 12 March 2018 | UPDATED: 17:36 12 March 2018 Mike Brooke £6m cash boost for east London's rag trade renaissance. Picture source: London College of Fashion and UAL London College of Fashion and UAL A £6 million cash bonanza is being ploughed into boosting east London’s place as “the global capital of fashion technology”, the Mayor of London has announced. Designing tomorrow's fashion in a busy East End garment workshop. Picture: Jas Lehal An initial £1,994,000 is being put into projects to kickstart the fashion and creativity industry’s renaissance in Poplar, Bow and Old Ford. This will trigger a further £4m in cash from by London Legacy Development Corporation, British Fashion Council and the Trampery work space providers, to get more people into work and increase training opportunities. The funds are going into projects which have “strategic value” to the national economy and to the East End’s … [Read more...] about Rag trade gets a renaissance in east London with £6m cash to make it the ‘global capital of fashion’