By May Warren Staff Reporter Thu., Oct. 4, 2018 As Premier Doug Ford’s decision to cut council almost in half reignites talk of the urban-suburban divide, the Star finds the old differences aren’t what they used to be. In a new occasional series, One Toronto, we take a look at what divides us and what we share, no matter where the ward lines fall. For the dogs of downtown and their owners, Berczy Park’s whimsical fountain with 27 cast-iron canines (and one token cat) has quickly become a destination since its unveiling in summer 2017. A place where puppies mingle with tourists, diners and snap-happy Instagrammers — it’s a rare example of public art that’s managed to surprise and delight skeptics and even non-dog people. All at no cost to the taxpayer. The park’s roughly $8-million redevelopment was paid for in part by funds from Section 37, part of Ontario’s Planning Act that allows developers to exceed height … [Read more...] about More development means more money, thanks to Section 37. Is it an unfair perk for downtown or compensation for endless construction?
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MANILA - Allies of ousted Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno told the 8 justices who granted the quo warranto petition to reverse their ruling or they will file an impeachment case against them once the SC’s ruling becomes final. The eight Supreme Court Justices are Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Francis Jardeleza, Samuel Martires, Noel Tijam, Andres Reyes Jr. and Alexander Gesmundo. Rep. Edcel Lagman, in a press conference, said the 8 justices should be impeached for "culpable violation of the Constitution and patent betrayal of public trust." "Verily, the grievously errant eight Justices must be impeached for culpable violation of the Constitution and patent betrayal of public trust, among other impeachable offenses. Only a contrite and complete recantation by reconsidering their unlawful, controversial and unpopular decision can save the eight Justices from impeachment," he said. Lagman also said he and his … [Read more...] about News Sereno allies tells 8 SC justices: Reverse decision or face impeachment
Phuket Gazette/The Thaiger are proud to launch our new ThaigerProperty.com website. In Phuket, alone, there are more than 8,000 properties for sale on the website and, around Thailand, nearly 40,000 listings – by far the largest selection available. Some of the properties are exclusive, some are ‘motivated sellers’ and there’s also rental listings as well, making it a very comprehensive one-stop-shop for everything ‘real estate’. The Thaiger’s Tim Newton says this is one of the really important pieces of the puzzle in the rebuilding of the Phuket Gazette platform to provide the most comprehensive set of tools for people wanting to know anything and everything about Phuket, from the daily news to the best places to eat. “Building on the strong news tradition of Phuket Gazette, we are broadening our platform and property remains a key part of the island’s growing economy. There will be booms and lulls in a tropical island market … [Read more...] about Introducing Thaiger Property – 8,000+ listings for Phuket
The government's planned invocation of Section 44 of the interim charter to delay licence payments for both digital TV operators and winners of the 900-megahertz spectrum will be a boon to their financial liquidity, with True Corporation Plc and BEC World expected to reap the biggest windfall, analysts say. The concession condition revamp will be positive for Advanced Info Service Plc (AIS) and True in terms of financial liquidity and lower costs because the interest rate of 1.5% is lower than the current financial costs of 3% for AIS and 4.8% for True, said Suwat Wattanapornprom, an analyst at Asia Plus Securities (ASP). The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and the cabinet on March 27 are scheduled to consider invoking Section 44 this month to allow digital TV operators to extend their licence payments for another three years, while the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) also pledged to subsidise half of the rental fee for broadcasting networks … [Read more...] about Section 44 set to boost digital TV
The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are all but confirmed, but details have surfaced about several other Samsung devices that may release in 2018, including the Galaxy S9 Active and the Galaxy Note 9. A senior member of the XDA developer forum discovered the codenames for several unreleased Samsung smartphones and tablets within the code for a leaked version of Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy Note 8. The list identifies the Galaxy S9 as “star” and Galaxy S9+ as “star 2,” while the Galaxy S9 Active is listed as “astarqlte” and the Galaxy Note 9 as “crown.”Here’s what we learned about Samsung’s phones and tablets coming in 2018:After the Galaxy S9 and S9+, Samsung will release the more rugged “Active” versions of those phones. Samsung’s Active line serves as a rugged version of its premium S line – its devices are made of military-grade materials. Active smartphones were previously AT&T … [Read more...] about Here’s a list of Samsung devices expected to release after the Galaxy S9