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Vertical Village

ArchDailyArchDaily - Apr 16, 2017
Chicago-based Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) has unveiled plans for One Bangkok, a new 16Ha mixed-use development in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand.  


Russian heptathlete stripped of Beijing 2008 bronze

Eyewitness NewsEyewitness News - Apr 24, 2017
MOSCOW - Russian Olympic heptathlete Tatiana Chernova was stripped of her 2008 Beijing Games bronze medal on Monday after she tested positive to banned substances in re-tests of her sample. Chernova's 2008 sample tested positive for anabolic ...  


Kenya's Kirui, Kiplagat sweep Boston Marathon

The Boston GlobeESPN - Apr 17, 2017
Geoffrey Kirui won the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, pulling away from three-time U.S. Olympian Galen Rupp with two miles to go to give Kenya its first men's victory in five years. Edna Kiplagat won the women's race to complete the Kenyan sweep.  

Cape Town

Man killed in Cape Town fire

News24News24 - Apr 22, 2017
Cape Town – A man was killed and 50 others were displaced following an early morning fire that destroyed wood- and iron structures in Mnandi Road in Du Noon, the City of Cape Town said. The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday morning at ...  


Hold Onto Your Hats, Windy City: Chicago Is Getting The World's Biggest Starbucks Roastery

ForbesForbes - Apr 26, 2017
Generations of tourists have sauntered down Chicago's Magnificent Mile in search of the latest fashions and entertainment. Now, they'll be able to stop into a giant sized version of what Starbucks hopes will be its future. Starbucks plans to open a ...  


William Regal excited to scout talent at WWE Dubai tryouts

ESPNESPN - Apr 24, 2017
As part of its ongoing global expansion and missive to seek out more recruits for its next generation of superstars, the WWE is set to hold a four-day talent tryout this week in the United Arab Emirates. The event, which will take place at the Dubai ...  


From umami to za'atar, Taste of Dublin reflects a changed Irish palate

Irish TimesIrish Times - Apr 27, 2017
The Taste of Dublin returns to the Iveagh Gardens in Dublin from June 15th to 18th, and this year's festival theme is Flavours of the World. Organisers hope to reflect the growing multiculturalism of our larders. “Irish tastes have been changing so ...  


Edinburgh Rugby: Boss Duncan Hodge handed baptism of fire, says ...

BBC SportBBC Sport - Apr 17, 2017
Ex-centre Marcus Di Rollo says Edinburgh interim boss Duncan Hodge has been subjected to a baptism of fire by Scottish Rugby.  


Florence High musical performances tonight through Sunday
Times Daily - Apr 21, 2017

FLORENCE -- The Florence Academy of Fine Arts Theater Department will present the musical "Once on This Island" tonight through Sunday. The musical based on the Rosa Guys novel "My Love, My Love," tells the story set in the French Antilles archipelago ...  


Kyoto start-up unveils 'yacht on the road' electric supercar

Asahi ShimbunAsahi Shimbun - Apr 19, 2017
Koma founded GLM in 2010 when he was a graduate student at Kyoto University. It had 22 employees as of the end of March. GLM began selling EV sports cars in 2014, and it aims to grow into a global company in the vein of U.S.-based EV maker Tesla Inc.  

Las Vegas

Las Vegas, hoping to stem HIV and hepatitis, to get needle vending machines

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Apr 18, 2017
Las Vegas is preparing to be the first city in the nation with vending machines dispensing clean needles in an effort to help combat the spread of hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV, while also possibly leading some drug users into treatment. Three ...  


Sydney and Melbourne rental vacancy rates fall

The Australian Financial ReviewThe Australian Financial Review - Apr 18, 2017
Melbourne's rental vacancy rates fell in March to 1.5 per cent while Sydney's fell to 1.7 per cent, SQM Research data shows. These were lower than February rates when Melbourne and Sydney were at 1.7 and 1.9 per cent respectively, but while Melbourne's ...  


Montreal posts $139M surplus ahead of municipal election

CBC.caCBC.ca - Apr 19, 2017
The City of Montreal has announced a surplus of $139.1 million for 2016 — making this the third year in a row that the Coderre administration has posted a ...  


Moscow plans to give people new apartments, but is there a catch?

Christian Science MonitorChristian Science Monitor - Apr 19, 2017
"We are not aware of the major reasons why the government has put forward this program right now, but it does have to be done," says Anton Gorodnichev, an urban planning expert at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. "It gives rise to many ...  

New Orleans

Man killed in New Orleans East apartment complex identified by coroner

NOLA.comNOLA.com - Apr 18, 2017
A man who was shot to death in a New Orleans East apartment complex was identified Tuesday (April 18) by the Orleans Parish coroner's office as 28-year-old Joseph Fields. The shooting, reported by police on Monday shortly before 1 p.m., took place in ...  

New York City

New York City's beer trail

Visit any bar in New York City and you'll spot at least one patron tossing back a local craft beer — without realizing, it's actually a throwback. Today's NYC breweries are mostly shiny and new, robust with swashbuckling brewers that opened brick-and ...  

San Francisco

Swoop into San Francisco with this gorgeous drone video

CurbedCurbed - Apr 18, 2017
Our aerial tour of SF shifts to the Chinatown's dragon gate, where the red lanterns along Grant look like a series of connect the dots. Then it's over to AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, where time-lapse provides a cool look at the workers ...  


Seattle Mayor Ed Murray proposes income tax for city's 'high-end' households

The Seattle TimesThe Seattle Times - Apr 21, 2017
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will propose a city income tax on “high-end” households, he said Thursday night during a forum for mayoral candidates. On stage with six challengers in a Lake City church, Murray said he would send a proposal in the “next few ...  


6 Reasons Why Seoul Is Driving The Worlds Most Innovative ...

The Urban DeveloperThe Urban Developer - Apr 24, 2017
For four days in early April, as the city's springtime cherry blossoms were in full bloom, a delegation of architects, developers, fund managers and consul.  


Shanghai Port, World's Busiest, Grapples with Traffic Congestion
GCaptain - Apr 21, 2017

SHANGHAI, April 21 (Reuters) – The world's busiest container port, Yangshan in China's business hub of Shanghai, is battling severe congestion wrought by dense fog, higher-than-usual volumes and the aftermath of a shake-up in shipping alliances, ocean ...  


Singapore Maritime Week 2017 officially launched

Seatrade Maritime NewsSeatrade Maritime News - Apr 23, 2017
SMW 2017 was officially launched by Josephine Teo, Singapore's Senior Minister of State for the Ministry of Transport, Prime Minister's Office and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the Marina Square central atrium, which is also home to the SMW 2017 ...  


Stockholm drops bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

CBC.caCBC.ca - Apr 26, 2017
Stockholm Mayor Karin Wanngard, the city official in charge of finances, said Wednesday that the decision was made because the International Olympic Committee will not immediately be able to report how big the financial contribution to the host city ...  


Council worker bashed in western Sydney

Yahoo7 NewsNEWS.com.au - Apr 21, 2017
A council worker in western Sydney has allegedly been bashed and had his leaf blower stolen by a man who then used it to damage a street sweeping truck. The 45-year-old man shone a laser pointer into the face of a male council worker who was using the ...  


Higher Anxiety In Tokyo Shouldn't Be Just About Missiles

ForbesForbes - Apr 26, 2017
Right now, North Asia especially is on edge about brinksmanship over a nuclearized North Korea. Assuming we all get past the latest crisis peacefully, attention should turn back an enduring challenge: how the world's No. 3 economy can get out of its hole.  


Even in playoff ouster, the Maple Leafs gave Toronto a reason to believe again

Washington PostSports Illustrated - Apr 24, 2017
It's easy to forget that Toronto was the last place team in the NHL last season. And through the regular season, filled with enough young talent and character—seriously, Hyman, as one of the team's ten rookies, writes children's books—the team put ...  


For the Vancouver Opera Festival, the drama is offstage

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail - Apr 20, 2017
Gaynor was exactly three months away from launching a brand new opera festival in Vancouver when she fell from her beloved horse Gin Fizz de St. Germain. She had brought him over from Switzerland when she left the Verbier Festival to take on the ...  


Venice to explore tax relief for owners of historical structures

Sarasota Herald-TribuneSarasota Herald-Tribune - Apr 25, 2017
VENICE — City officials will explore establishing an ordinance that would provide tax relief to owners of historical structures, but support for the concept on the Venice City Council appears tepid. To even muster a second of Kit McKeon's motion to ...  


Kiprop and Korir win thrilling duels in Vienna

International Association of Athletics FederationsInternational Association of Athletics Federations - Apr 23, 2017
Kenyans Nancy Kiprop and Albert Korir took top honours in thrilling duels at the Vienna City Marathon, running 2:24:20 and 2:08:40 respectively at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (23). Despite the unfavourable conditions with strong winds ...  

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