Detroit Free Press staff Published 2:43 PM EDT Aug 8, 2019 As if Flint hasn't had enough water issues, a boil water alert is in effect for the entire city after a large water main break. According to a news release, the "severe" break involved a 24-inch transmission main at 12th Street just east of Van Slyke, while a contractor was performing bridge demolition. The break may have caused a drop in water pressure and a boil water alert was issued as a precaution. The alert could be lifted as early as Friday if water samples pass tests. Officials offered these recommendations: Do not drink water without boiling it first. Bring all filtered water to a boil, boil it for one minute and let it cool before using. Use bottled water. If you are not using a filter to remove lead from drinking water, flush your water for at least seven minutes before collecting any to boil. Boiled filtered, boiled flushed or bottled water should be used for … [Read more...] about Entire city of Flint under boil water advisory after main breaks
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CYCLONE Idai killed more than 1,000 people while ripping through Mozambique and destroying thousands of homes, the country's president said. President Filipe Nyusi comments come after the Red Cross revealed 90 per cent of the entire port city of Beira has been wiped out by the devastating cyclone. Idai made landfall in Beira, then moved inland to batter Zimbabwe and Malawi. Four days since the massive cyclone struck, Nyusi said it had caused mass devastation and predicted the death toll would leap from the current 84 in Mozambique. He said: "It is a real disaster of great proportions.” It has been confirmed to have killed a total of 215 people so far, according to the Red Cross. The Mozambique president made his chilling prediction during a radio interview, after he flew over Beira, and claimed to have seen bodies floating in the water. The Red Cross said that 90 per cent of Beira, a city of 500,000, had been destroyed or damaged. It is a real disaster of great … [Read more...] about Cyclone Idai killed ONE THOUSAND people ripping through Mozambique and destroying entire city, country’s president claims
The election of England’s seventh metro mayor, Dan Jarvis, in May last year was a landmark moment for the Sheffield City Region and Yorkshire, writes Communities Secretary, James Brokenshire MP. The metro mayors have reconnected people with politics and empowered communities to respond to the opportunities and challenges that come with Brexit.No other government in history has embarked on such a far-reaching programme of devolution for England. It’s clear that these powerful and accountable ambassadors for our city regions will define the future of devolution in England for generations to come.The Government has heard the calls for a One Yorkshire metro mayor received from Mayor Jarvis and a number of Yorkshire council leaders in October.Since then, I have carefully considered the economic case they provided and met Mayor Jarvis. My colleague, the Northern Powerhouse Minister, Jake Berry MP, has also met leaders from across Yorkshire for detailed discussions around how … [Read more...] about “Let’s honour our promise to the people of the Sheffield City Region” – Government rules out One Yorkshire devolution deal
Once upon a time, an office building was an office building, a hotel was a hotel, and an apartment building was an apartment building. But today, mixed-use projects combining different property uses are increasingly popular. While the most common mixed-use developments are apartments with ground-floor retail space, many developers are assembling a wide array of mixed uses, sometimes in unexpected combinations. Mixed-use development isn’t the future of commercial real estate; in many cases it’s already become the norm. But mixed-use projects are more challenging than a single-use development. For starters, different property types have differing operating needs and components. The challenge for developers is finding a way to smoothly combine two or more different property uses in a single project. “Mixing two uses is a complex thing. I wouldn’t say it’s simple,” says Tony Barranco, senior vice president of real estate development with … [Read more...] about Are mixed-use projects the right path forward for the Twin Cities?
A Saturday afternoon in the dead of a Minnesota winter isn’t exactly peak time for most restaurants. Yet last Saturday at 3 p.m., a crowd of more than 160 revelers packed the rooftop bar at Union in downtown Minneapolis, giving the room an almost New Year’s Eve-esque vibe. The occasion? Brunch and a two-hour show starring three drag performers impersonating David Bowie. The David Bowie drag brunch was just the latest offering from Flip Phone Events, a production company that hosts drag queen parties in venues around the Twin Cities, including the weekly brunches at Union, each with a different theme. Thanks in part to word-of-mouth, the brunches have become Flip Phone’s signature and routinely sell out, often weeks in advance. Saturday’s 3 p.m. drag brunch was actually the fourth and final two-hour show of the day, with a total of more than 660 fans keeping the venue hopping across an eight-hour stretch. The brunches have become so popular, Flip Phone sold … [Read more...] about Saturday brunch + drag queens = one of the hottest tickets in the Twin Cities