Pressure mounts on Brisbane City Council to reduce developer influence

Since 2015, community groups in Upper Kedron, South Brisbane, Paddington, Toowong and Kangaroo Point have questioned the direct involvement of developers as “local participants” as neighbourhood plans are developed. Kangaroo Point resident Ian Scott, a specialist physician at Princess Alexandra Hospital, addressed Tuesday’s council meeting on residents’ concerns at the increasing congestion after the suburb’s […]

‘I’m 73 and fed up with California and want a gun-friendly, affordable city with good weather — so where should I retire?’

Dear Catey, I’m 73 and looking for a location outside of California (I’ve had enough of living there). What I would like is a gun-friendly environment with moderate temperatures and a lot of trees, which may mean a somewhat higher elevation. Need a low cost of living, as my primary source of income is Social […]

Oklahoma City deals Cavaliers 10th straight loss, 117-101

CLEVELAND (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 31 points and nine assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat Cleveland 117-101 on Sunday night, handing the Cavaliers their 10th consecutive loss. Al Horford had 16 points and eight rebounds, and Hamidou Diallo scored 15 points off the bench for the Thunder, who snapped a five-game road losing […]

City of Sydney set to support ‘Racism Not Welcome’ street signs campaign

“I’m so proud to stand beside Craig Foster AM and our City’s multicultural communities to launch the #RacismNOTWelcome campaign,” she said. “I’m confident local governments across the nation, as the closest level of government to our communities, will continue the good work we do to ensure all people feel a sense of belonging and are […]

Canada’s largest city, Toronto, wants lockdown extended

A man walks past a COVID-19 retail supplies sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP) Canada’s largest city asked the Ontario provincial government on Wednesday to extend a lockdown order to at least March 9. Restrictions placed on Toronto by Ontario’s government are currently scheduled […]

Vaccination of whole Brazilian city spares it from shortages

A church stands in Serrana, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. Brazil’s Butantan Institute has started a mass vaccination on Wednesday of the city’s entire adult population, about 30,000 people, to test the virus’ behavior in response to the vaccine. (AP Photo/Andre Penner) As Brazil’s mayors and governors start sounding the alarm over […]

Allowed to have an audience again, New York City venues and bookers start scheduling an uncertain year

A new phase of recovery for New York has begun now that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced plans for the limited reopening of major stadiums and arenas that have spent nearly a year locked down and in limbo. The Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden will both kick off the return of major events at […]