PUBLISHED: 17:44 28 March 2019 | UPDATED: 18:01 28 March 2019 Jason Noble Local Democracy Reporter Plans to restore Broomhill Lido are not being threatened by the Ipswich Borough Council sports facility review. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN A major review of Ipswich’s sports facilities has been launched - which could see facilities closed, changed or new services added. Fore Street Pool is one of the borough council run facilities. Picture: ARCHANTIpswich Borough Council has appointed independent firm Sports, Leisure and Culture Consultancy (SLC) to carry out a six-week survey of sports facilities across the town.A public survey has been launched which aims to establish what facilities people in the town look for, with conversations also taking place with gym users, staff, other sports providers and youngsters.While borough council chiefs said it was too early to determine what the outcome of that review may be, they confirmed that nothing was off the … [Read more...] about Big review launched into council-run sports facilities in Ipswich
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The Transformers franchise may very well be saved, as Bumblebee is apparently going to turn a nice profit. This, according to Viacom CEO Bob Bakish. Viacom is the parent company to Paramount, the studio in control of the Transformers franchise. While that's good news for those who enjoyed Bumblebee, when looking at the numbers, his statement is a little bit confusing, at least on the surface and taken at face value. According to a new report, Bob Bakish specifically congratulated Paramount on Bumblebee, which will be "solidly profitable." As of this writing, the 80s set Transformers spin-off, which was directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) has grossed $308 million worldwide. While slightly smaller in scope compared to the previous movies in the franchise, the movie still comes with a hefty $135 million price tag. Most of the time, when a studio spends that kind of money on a blockbuster, they want to see a lot more bang for their buck at the box office, which is why his … [Read more...] about Bumblebee May Turn a Profit, But Transformers 5 Lost Over $100M
Two urban renewal projects that developers say would transform blighted portions of south and southwest downtown Colorado Springs into hotels, apartments, restaurants and the like have taken critical steps forward.The Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority on Wednesday recommended that the City Council declare 1.5-acres southwest of Tejon and Costilla streets as an urban renewal site. That recommendation was based, in part, on a consultant’s report that found deteriorated buildings, unsafe conditions and other evidence of blight on the property.The authority also recommended the City Council approve an urban renewal plan for the South Tejon site, which spells out the goals and details of the redevelopment project.A local development group — composed of commercial broker Jim DiBiase of Olive Real Estate Group in Colorado Springs, Kevin Engelhardt of Hotel Operation Services in Monument and Springs general contractor Vince Colarelli — has proposed construction of a … [Read more...] about Two urban renewal projects take big step forward in downtown Colorado Springs
Danica Coto, Associated Press Updated 2:48 pm PDT, Monday, October 22, 2018 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The executive director of a federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's finances said Monday that the island is likely to receive $20 billion more than initially estimated in federal relief as it rebuilds from Hurricane Maria. Overall, Puerto Rico is slated to receive $82 billion, Natalie Jaresko said. She said the funds will help the struggling economy rebound but warned that gains will be short-lived unless there are tax and labor reforms. "It continues to be absolutely critical," she said of the reforms, which she did not specify. "We may have lost a window of opportunity." Jaresko met with reporters to outline a new fiscal plan for the U.S. territory, which has been in a recession for 12 years and is trying to restructure part of its more than $70 billion in public debt. The board is scheduled to approve the new plan Tuesday, although it's unclear … [Read more...] about Board urges Puerto Rico to implement tax, labor reforms
Sunday Review Peter Baker, New York Times 1:23 pm PDT, Saturday, October 13, 2018 US President Donald Trump speaks during a political rally at Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia on August 21, 2018. - Trump's administration announced a plan on August 21 to weaken regulations on US coal plants, giving a boost to an industry that former leader Barack Obama had hoped to wind down in order to cut harmful emissions that drive global warming. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images less US President Donald Trump speaks during a political rally at Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia on August 21, 2018. - Trump's administration announced a plan on August 21 to weaken regulations ... more Photo: Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty Images Congress can get rid of a president they don't like, through impeachment. It isn't easy, though.The Founding Fathers left America with a … [Read more...] about Is Trump on a collision course with impeachment?