Free buses, Christmas face cut over $6m budget gap

The council is in draft budget talks as it has more than $22 million in potential projects on the table but only $15.7 million at its disposal to spend. CEO Mark Goldstone said to fund new proposals and programs there needed to be some reprioritisation at Town Hall. “There is no appetite and there is […]

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Dirk Nowitzki passes Wilt Chamberlain for 6th on NBA scoring list

Dallas Mavericks’ Tim Hardaway Jr., left, and Luka Doncic (77) celebrate with Dirk Nowitzki (41) after Nowitzki scored a basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in Dallas, Monday, March 18, 2019. The basket placed Nowitzki as the sixth all-time league leading scorer surpassing Wilt Chamberlain. (AP […]

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Pastor dad to be saved by kidney from daughter he adopted 27 years ago

Image: Facebook/Billy D Houze A woman from North Carolina, United States will be donating her kidney to her father who saved her life from foster care 27 years ago. DeLauren McKnight was just an infant when pastor Billy Houze and his wife Karen adopted her in 1992. Houze’s kidneys began failing three years ago in […]

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Remote Cape with ‘world’s cleanest air’ offers smog respite

This photo taken on February 24, 2019 shows Mike Buckby from the Cape Grim Water Company posing in Cape Grim, Tasmania. – While the world’s most polluted cities struggle to attract talent or manage chronic illnesses, residents around Cape Grim in Tasmania have made a virtue of their relatively pristine environment. Mike Buckby, a “rain […]

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AP source: Justice Dept. probing development of Boeing jets : International de

FILE- In this March 13, 2019, file photo people work in the flight deck of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group parked next to another MAX 8 also designated for TUI at Boeing Co.’s Renton Assembly Plant in Renton, Wash. U.S. prosecutors are looking into the development of Boeing’s 737 […]

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Video: Maurice Harkless Hangs on Net, Blocks Shot with His Foot vs. Pacers

Sam Forencich/Getty Images Few things are more important on the basketball court than effective footwork. Portland Trail Blazers swingman Maurice Harkless took things to an entirely different level during Monday’s game against the Indiana Pacers at the Moda Center. Harkless pulled himself up using the net and blocked Domantas Sabonis’ shot after the whistle with […]

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Thousands of ‘Super Bloom’ Tourists Have Made Life in This Town Absolute Hell

Over the past few weeks, record levels of rainfall in Southern California have caused a so-called “super bloom” of wildflowers, carpeting hillsides with patches of colorful buds. They’re rare, they’re beautiful, and unfortunately—thanks to humanity’s insatiable desire to see them—they’re turning us all into a bunch of terrible monsters, apparently. On Sunday, city officials in […]

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‘Broke up with sleep’: Cory Booker exposed as addicted to coffee jokes

The US Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker has been exposed on Twitter for making the same joke – about loving coffee so much he is “dating it” – almost every year for the past 10 years. The New Jersey senator has tweeted slight variations on the same phrase – that he has “broken up with” […]

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Extradition arrest as part of cold case homicide investigation

This morning and as part of the investigation into the murder of Jay Brogden in 2007, a 33-year- man has been extradited from New South Wales. The 33-year-old man arrived in Brisbane this morning after his extradition from Sydney earlier today. He has been extradited for a breach of parole following a stabbing incident in […]

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Japanese bullet trains: Designed in the ’60s, still a modern marvel

Japan’s bullet trains still have an uber-cool presence and futuristic style. Photo: Shutterstock Anything else from the 1960s now looks quaint, retro and a bit small, but not Japan’s famous bullet trains. They still have an uber-cool presence and futuristic style. When you see that distinctively sleek bullet nose approaching along the tracks, you can’t help […]

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Sarah Silverman Backs Ilhan Omar: ‘I Am So Down with This’ : International de

Comedian and liberal activist Sarah Silverman offered effusive praise for Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN on Monday after the latter published an op-ed in theWashington Post outlining her foreign policy views. “I am so down with this. Thank you @IlhanMN for this piece, let’s work toward a two state solution and let the US be a […]

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Every Team’s Odds to Win Their Region in 2019 NCAA Tournament Revealed

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Oddsmakers favor all four of the top seeds to represent their respective regions in the Final Four of the 2019 NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The East Region owns the largest gap between the favorite and second-favorite teams. The Duke Blue Devils are -180 (bet $180 to win $100), with the Michigan State […]

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The Horrific Story of a Mob of White Cab Drivers Getting Away with Murder

Defendants and family members in the courtroom celebrate after the jury passes down a not-guilty verdict during the Willie Earle Lynching Trial at the Greenville County Courthouse, Greenville, South Carolina, May 21, 1947. (Photo by Ed Clark/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images) “He took my cab and my money,” T.W. Brown told a Liberty, […]

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New Zealand shooting: Ardern says she will never speak suspect’s name

Jacinda Ardern has said she will render the person accused over the Christchurch terrorist attack “nameless” and urged the public to speak the victims’ names instead. Addressing parliament for the first time since Friday’s attack, the New Zealand prime minister said the accused would face “the full force of the law in New Zealand” but […]

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The Christchurch massacre and the rise of far-right extremism

As Muslim worshippers took part in Friday prayers in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, last week, a 28-year-old man burst in and shot dead 50 people. Brenton Tarrant, an Australian citizen, has been arrested and authorities are investigating whether he had links to far-right groups in Europe and beyond. Eleanor Ainge Roy has been […]

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Armed robbery, Deeragun

Detectives have released CCTV vision after two men threatened staff with a firearm at a convenience store at Deeragun last night. At 9.38pm two men entered the Deeragun Road business and threatened two staff members with a firearm demanding cash. One of the men jumped over the counter and removed cash from the register whilst […]

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New audit exposes financial rot in counties : International de

Governors have been on a tender-awarding spree even in situations where there is no guarantee of budgetary allocations, accruing pending bills of Sh108 billion by the close of the 2017/18 financial year. Auditor-General Edward Ouko has raised questions about the financial prudence of devolved governments, saying it is slowing down development. As a result, doing […]

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Why do planes need to dump fuel before an emergency landing?

Dumping fuel is all about reducing weight. Photo: Alamy The reason is that maximum take-off weight is far greater than maximum landing weight. A mid-range, single-aisle aircraft such as the Boeing 737-800 has a maximum fuel load of about 20,000 kilograms at take-off, which accounts for a quarter of its maximum take-off weight of about 80,000 kilograms. However, […]

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WWE Raw Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from March 18

0 of 10 Credit: WWE.com Just three weeks remain before WrestleMania 35, and WWE still feels like it is scrambling to put everything together for the big show. While certain matches are clear, others have yet to even begin developing clearly. Monday Night Raw has two clear main-event contests. This week, Brock Lesnar vs. Seth […]

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The Story of That Gambino Mob Boss’s Killing Just Got a Lot Weirder

Anthony Comello. Photo via Ocean County Department of Corrections. Social split photo of Frank Cali via Police Press Office/EPA, via Shutterstock Almost as soon as a powerful mob boss was shot and killed—seemingly assassinated—in front of his Staten Island home last week, the temptation to label it a mob hit was compelling. That Wednesday evening, police […]

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‘A perfect platform’: internet’s abyss becomes a far-right breeding ground

No depth goes unplumbed on the far-right forum 8chan. Its threads reveal a seething, toxic mass of rabid antisemitism, neo-Nazism, Islamophobia, gratuitous violence, coded inside jokes and conspiratorial ravings published by anonymous users. Nothing has changed in the days after the Australian alleged gunman Brenton Tarrant, 28, came to 8chan boasting of the imminent massacre […]

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Large cash seizure and arrest, Southport

Investigators from the Gold Coast Major and Organised Crime Squad yesterday seized a significant amount of cash during a vehicle intercept. At approximately 1pm detectives intercepted a vehicle driving on Ferry Road at Southport. A subsequent search of the vehicle located a significant amount of cash concealed inside a plastic shopping bag. A 40-year-old Jimboomba […]

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Ex-Peru president arrested in California for drunkenness : International de

Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, wanted in his home country in connection with Latin America’s biggest graft scandal, was arrested in California on suspicion of public intoxication and spent the night in jail before being released Monday, authorities said. Toledo is accused of taking $20 million in bribes while leading Peru. He has been living […]

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Nuggets Clinch NBA Playoff Berth with Win vs. Celtics; Snap 6-Year Drought

Garrett Ellwood/Getty Images The Denver Nuggets are heading to the NBA playoffs for the first time in six years following Monday’s 114-105 win over the Boston Celtics. Denver Nuggets @nuggets WE’RE BACK!!!!! #MileHighBasketball https://t.co/wxH23NlrlG The Nuggets have gradually been building toward this moment since bottoming out with a 30-52 record in 2014-15. Their win total […]

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