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Aggregation of selected recently-updated blogs, news feeds and tweets:

Thursday September 29, 2016

07:04 Full parole for P.E.I. sex offender, a former high school youth worker »The Guardian - Local News
Arthur Francis McGuigan , once on staff of Bluefield High School, must follow strict conditions
01:11 Morell Chevies tie Kings County Baseball League championship series »The Guardian - Sports
The Morell Chevies exploded for five runs in the fourth inning to erase a 4-2 Peakes Bombers lead and held on for an 8-6 victory to tie the Kings County Baseball League Championship at one game apiece. Troy Coffin threw the complete game win for Morell, allowing seven hits. Josh Coffin took the ...
00:44 Hot Charlottetown Islanders host Cape Breton Thursday night »The Guardian - Sports
Twelve goals in two wins for the Charlottetown Islanders is the definition of a hot start. The Isles top line of Jake Coughler, Kameron Kielly and Mitchell Balmas have lambasted opposing goaltending early in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League season with nine of those dozen scores (Chris ...
00:37 Team P.E.I. captures amateur golf's Maritime Cup »The Guardian - Sports
The best amateur golfers in P.E.I. are now on equal footing with the best in the rest of Atlantic Canada. That’s how Tim Yorke sums up the Island team’s win this past weekend in the 17th annual Maritime Cup golf tournament at the Summerside Golf Club. “It shows our top players are now on par ...
00:32 P.E.I. defenceman enjoys time at Boston Bruins rookie camp »The Guardian - Sports
SAINT JOHN — Saint John Sea Dogs defenceman Bailey Webster felt more than prepared when the season started Friday night in Charlottetown. The 19-year-old from Kelvin Grove, P.E.I., had just returned from rookie camp with the Boston Bruins. Part of his week with the NHL club included a game ...
00:27 Track record holders battle at CDP on Thursday night »The Guardian - Sports
Thursday night’s feature promises to be a wide-open affair at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The first of 12-dashes gets underway at 6:30 p.m. with the featured pacers battling in Race 11 for a $2,000 purse. McJestic was the winner of the this class last week in 1:56.4 and is ...
00:26 HST hike will make it even tougher on Islanders: Compton »The Guardian - Local News
This week’s increase to the HST by the MacLauchlan government will hit hardest on Islanders least able to afford higher taxes, says Opposition Finance Critic Darlene Compton. “This week’s HST increase will make it harder for a lot of families and working Islanders,” said the Belfast-Murray ...
00:25 Miltonvale wellfield projects going ahead »The Guardian - Local News
The City of Charlottetown is continuing construction of the Miltonvale wellfield, recently announcing it has received funding from the clean water and wastewater fund. The transmission and distribution work consists of installing the water supply pipes from the new wellfield into the city at a ...
00:07 Raise-a-Reader campaign helping readers of tomorrow »The Guardian - Local News
Generous Islanders donate $16,933.67 to annual literacy fundraiser

Wednesday September 28, 2016

21:01 Reselling vehicles that were previously written off (37 Words) »PEIinfo.ca | New Topics
If a car has been rebuilt from a wreck and has been rebranded with a special VIN, is the seller obligated to tell the person they are selling to that it was written off before and rebuilt?...
21:00 Hunter River »Pedaling PEI
21:00 Stepping Out With my Baby »justpictureit
photo - Stepping Out With my Baby

Kids love a Tickle Trunk. I have a well stocked one still though this array of shoes is from one at an activity center.

20:06 [URBAN NOTE] On the new Toronto PATH map (#path360) »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
In Toronto tries to simplify byzantine PATH map. Take a look", the Toronto Star reports on a new map for Toronto's PATH network.

A new map for the downtown PATH was posted on Monday morning in the Royal Bank Plaza, after a recent survey found that 81 per cent of PATH users found the old signage didn’t help them navigate the underground system.

Some 200,000 pedestrians travel the PATH underground network each workday between 80 buildings, including five major banks.

The network keeps them out of the wind and snow but the Toronto Financial District BIA admits in a press release it’s “also notoriously difficult to navigate, especially for new users.”

Comments on the new map and signage are sought in an online survey and through #PATH360 on Twitter.

“We know there are further refinements to make and we hope both PATH experts and new users take the opportunity to assist in making the new map the best it can be,” said Evan Weinberg, policy and advocacy manager at the Toronto Financial District BIA, in a prepared statement.


19:00 Equity at Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7:00 »Tonight at City Cinema
Only 4 days left to see this film.

Rated: 14 Accompaniment (Coarse Language)
Runs: 100 minutes
Director: Meera Menon
Country: US
Starring: Anna Gunn, James Purefoy, Craig Bierko, Alysia Reiner

“Equity is a smart thriller set in the corporate world that disguises its modest budget with an intelligent script and good set of hooks. Promoting itself as ‘the first female-driven Wall Street movie,’ the film’s plot revolves mostly around female characters, while it’s also been directed, written and produced by women. And yet, perhaps the most winning thing about Equity it that it’s not some kind of worthy empowerment drama about sisters doing if for themselves. Instead, although sexism in the workplace is definitely addressed, it plays more like an old-school noir with the sexes casually reversed, featuring a deeply flawed protagonist (Breaking Bad’s Anna Gunn), a seductive but duplicitous homme fatale (James Purefoy) and others navigating their way through a miasma of an ethically shady urban world.” - Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter. “A smart, entertaining drama... Anna Gunn plays the high-flying investment banker whose upcoming IPO for a tech company will either make or break her, and Thomas and Reiner are Gunn’s chief associate and a US Attorney on the trail of insider traders. It’s an altogether satisfying example of the high-finance scheming genre... it delivers the dramatic goods.” - Mitch Salem, Showbuzz Daily

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18:29 Why you should have a voicemail PIN »ruk.ca from peter rukavina

I’m traveling in New England this week, and having reconciled myself to the fact that most travel SIM cards I’ve purchased in past result in no mobile service, I’ve just left my Canadian Virgin Mobile SIM in my phone, and I’m going without cellular data and limiting myself to texting (75 cents each) and not using the phone as a phone (at $1.45 a minute).

Yesterday I got a notification on my phone that I had voicemail waiting. I didn’t want to spent a couple of dollars to pick up a voicemail, so I called my own phone number from Skype, expecting that I’d be able to press “#” and enter a PIN to pick up my messages.

Except that I wasn’t prompted for a PIN at all: I was immediately dropped into the voicemail menu, and I was able to pick up my voicemail without authenticating at all.

At first I couldn’t figure out what had happened: did this mean that anyone could access my voicemail?

Then I realized that I’d set my Skype “Caller ID” number to the same number as my mobile number:

Skype Caller ID setting

So Virgin Mobile was simply looking at the Caller ID, thinking that I was calling myself, and dropping me into my voicemail without prompting for a PIN.

That’s a problem.

There’s a verification hoop that you need to jump through when you set up a Skype Caller ID number (Skype sends you an SMS with a code you need to enter, which verifies you own the number). But that’s not always the case with other voice-over-IP systems that aren’t Skype: in many cases you can set your Caller ID to an arbitrary telephone number.

All of which means that if I know your mobile number, and I set my Caller ID in a VOIP system to that number, and you don’t have a voicemail PIN, it’s possible, in theory, for me to access your voicemail.

So I recommend that you do what I’ve just done, which is to set up a PIN for my Virgin Mobile voicemail, and to ensure that the “skip PIN” option is turned off.

17:40 Police lay robbery charge »Journal-Pioneer Local
Homeowner facing firearms charges
17:37 Province asks French board to gauge interest in possible new high school »Journal-Pioneer Local
The province has asked the French school board to gauge interest in building a centralized high school in East Prince, a move the board and parents don’t support.
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