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
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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
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump praised Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate for governor, saying on Sunday that his campaign has been "extraordinary" and tagging Democrat Stacey Abrams as an extremist."He studied for this job for a longtime. He will be a great executive and he will keep Georgia on the path it is going, which is up," Trump told reporters as he left the White House for a campaign rally with Kemp in Macon, Georgia.At the event, Trump ripped into Abrams."If Stacey Abrams gets in, your 2nd Amendment is gone," Trump said. "Stacey Abrams is one of the most extreme, far-left politicians in the entire country."Abrams has said she supports the 2nd Amendment but also favors stricter gun control.Trump called Abrams weak on crime and claimed, "You put Stacey in there and you are going to have Georgia turn into Venezuela" — a criticism the president has made against many Democrats.RELATED: Georgia Republican gubernatorial nominee Brian … [Read more...] about Trump call’s Stacey Abrams: ‘One of the most extreme, far-left politicians in the entire country’
By Amy Graff, SFGATE Published 8:11 am PDT, Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Online reaction to the closure of San Francisco's new Transbay Transit Center due to a cracked steal beam. Online reaction to the closure of San Francisco's new Transbay Transit Center due to a cracked steal beam. Photo: Twitter Screen Grab Online reaction to the closure of San Francisco's new Transbay Transit Center due to a cracked steal beam. Online reaction to the closure of San Francisco's new Transbay Transit Center due to a cracked steal beam. Photo: Twitter Screen Grab Online reaction to the closure of San Francisco's new Transbay Transit Center due to a cracked steal beam. Online reaction to the closure of San Francisco's new Transbay Transit Center due to a cracked steal beam. Photo: Twitter Screen … [Read more...] about Reaction to SF Transbay Center closure: ‘One of the richest cities can’t even build buildings right’