Texas Bullet Train Challenged Over Property Taxes

The hits just keep on coming for Central Texas. Now a number of Texas counties contend that the company behind the planned 236-mile, Houston-to-Dallas highspeed rail line is behind on property taxes. The allegation comes as both sides of the debate over whether or not to run a bullet train line through a swathe of … Read more

Todd Payten’s press conference bias claims open NRL ‘can of worms’, NRL 360 Paul Kent, North Queensland Cowboys Vs Sydney Roosters

Todd Payten’s explosive post-match press conference after Saturday night’s loss to the Roosters has given voice to an unspoken NRL belief. Cowboys coach Todd Payten has opened a “can of worms” after a wild press conference where he accused the NRL of bias towards the top teams and players in the competition. It came after … Read more

‘Bin chicken’ proposed as mascot for 2032 Olympic Games

Sky News contributor Leisa Goddard says surely the best mascot Queensland can put forward for the 2032 Olympic Games “isn’t an Ibis”. The Courier-Mail reports Queensland Sports Minister Stirling Hinchliffe suggested the bin chicken would be a good contender to represent the River City during the sporting spectacular. “Is it really so hard when we … Read more

Terry Jennings: Serious concerns for Margaret River fisherman missing from Gnarabup

Police hold serious concerns for the welfare of keen local fisherman Terry Jennings after a full-scale sea search began on Monday for the man — who had not been seen by friends or family since Thursday. Mr Jennings, 73, was last seen parking his car and trailer at the Gnarabup boat ramp carpark on Thursday. … Read more

‘Bin chicken’ proposed as mascot for 2032 Olympic Games

Sky News contributor Leisa Goddard says surely the best mascot Queensland can put forward for the 2032 Olympic Games “isn’t an Ibis”. The Courier-Mail reports Queensland Sports Minister Stirling Hinchliffe suggested the bin chicken would be a good contender to represent the River City during the sporting spectacular. “Is it really so hard when we … Read more

‘Bin chicken’ proposed as mascot for 2032 Olympic Games

Sky News contributor Leisa Goddard says surely the best mascot Queensland can put forward for the 2032 Olympic Games “isn’t an Ibis”. The Courier-Mail reports Queensland Sports Minister Stirling Hinchliffe suggested the bin chicken would be a good contender to represent the River City during the sporting spectacular. “Is it really so hard when we … Read more

ISS: Canadian joins private space crew set to launch

A Montreal businessman will join the first fully private space crew set to launch in just a few days. Mark Pathy, entrepreneur and CEO of the investing and financing company MAVRIK, will serve as a mission specialist for Axiom Space, which on April 6 at 12:05 pm EDT will launch members of its Ax-1 crew … Read more

Editorial Globe: Ottawa is selling bilingualism for some, and not for others

It may come as a pleasant surprise to know that, according to Statistics Canada, the official bilingualism rate has never been higher. The proportion of people who can conduct a conversation in English and French – Statscan’s definition – hit 17.9 per cent in the 2016 census. It was the “highest proportion ever for English-French … Read more