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Tuesday July 26, 2016

21:00 A Look Around »justpictureit
photo - A Look Around

I leave a wild patch of whatever is blooming on the lawn when I mow the grass. This hawkweed was from more than a month ago. Right now the lawn is cracked and brown from lack of rain.

20:49 [BLOG] Some social sciences links »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)

  • Language Log considers the ideologies of digital scholarship.

  • Peter Rukavina considers what it means for archival purposes that Prince Edward Island used WordStar 2000.

  • The Russian Demographics Blog remaps the country by population and examines opinions in the European Parliament towards Russia.

  • Savage Minds considers what it means to be a participant-observer in as an ethnographer in the Ukrainian war.

  • Understanding Society's Daniel Little looks at the sociology of accident analysis.

20:39 The mystery of Americans' distaste for Hillary Clinton »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
National Affairs column by Thomas Walkom
20:27 Heart and Stroke Foundation happy with stroke navigator »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
The Heart and Stroke Foundation welcomes Health P.E.I.’s recent announcement of the hiring of a stroke navigator for the province.
20:24 Try to stay cool in the summer heat »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
The past couple of weeks have been hot. With temperatures edging close to 30 C on a few days, it has certainly felt like the peak of summer in terms of heat. Environment Canada is forecasting that the heat will continue into next week.
20:21 Michael Pendergast and Norman Stewart join Courtney Hogan on stage »Journal-Pioneer Living
Fiddler Courtney Hogan is gearing up for another Friday Ceilidh at the Emerald Boxcar Pub Grill Community Centre. The popular entertainer has been playing music since the age of five and hosting her own ceilidhs for over 10 years.
20:18 Summerside native receives award from University of Saskatchewan »Journal-Pioneer Local
Summerside native, JD Johnston won the Provost’s Outstanding Teaching Award in Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan.
20:16 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS »Journal-Pioneer Living
See more Community Happenings listings in Events section at the bottom of the right-hand column of this page.
19:22 Perseverance pays off for young baseball player »The Guardian - Sports
Purchase pitches Mustangs to nationals after overcoming two major injuries, uncertain future
19:22 Perseverance pays off for young baseball player »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Purchase pitches Mustangs to nationals after overcoming two major injuries, uncertain future

Video: http://www.journalpioneer.com/Video/41737/Nathan-Purchase

19:00 A Bigger Splash at Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:00 »Tonight at City Cinema
Only 4 days left to see this film.

Rated: 14 Accompaniment (Coarse Language, Substance Abuse, Sexual Content)
Runs: 125 minutes
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Country: Italy/France
Starring: Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson
Language: In English and some Italian with English subtitles

“There are snakes at the Italian villa where rock star Marianne Lane is recovering from surgery on her vocal chords. They slither onto the property, but are mostly harmless. Marianne's boyfriend, Paul, just tosses them away. Soon, Marianne's ex, Harry and his newly discovered daughter, Penelope, also slip into the villa uninvited. One wonders if they're as harmless as the snakes. A Bigger Splash is one of those sexy European thrillers that lets us think we're miles ahead of the characters, then delights in revealing just how little we really know. It's smart and seductive, with just a hint of menace, as the characters prowl around each other. It's also gorgeously shot, with Instagram-ready close-ups of delectable food and stylish clothes, reveling in a life that looks easy, but only from afar. Tired and recuperating, Marianne is thrilled to be in Italy with her filmmaker boyfriend, Paul. She can't speak much, so they hit the beach or stay huddled in their idyll, usually naked. Then Harry calls and says he's crashing their party with a ‘surprise.’ That surprise turns out to be Penelope... As for Fiennes, we've never seen him like this before. His music producer Harry is a dervish, spinning from room to room, sucking up all available oxygen. He's a hell of a party, until everyone realizes they can't breathe... What's going on under that roiling surface? And is he the only one with secrets? The mounting tension suggests not. How this love quadrilateral sorts itself out is fascinating, but the film doesn't end there... There aren't that many smart movies made for adults these days, so take time to savor this one.” - Alynda Wheat, People Magazine

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18:11 Montague waterfront getting a minor makeover »The Guardian - Local News
MONTAGUE — The Montague waterfront is getting a minor makeover thanks to an infusion of federal government cash. Cardigan MP Lawrence MacAulay showed up Tuesday morning with a cheque for $66,097 from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, which is being matched with a combined ...
18:06 Take poochie to the pool: interest growing in doggie swim night »The Guardian - Living
SUMMERSIDE, PE - Sean Murphy bends over and pets his one-year-old English bulldog, Guinness.
18:06 Take poochie to the pool: interest growing in doggie swim night »Journal-Pioneer Local
SUMMERSIDE, PE - Sean Murphy bends over and pets his one-year-old English bulldog, Guinness.
17:41 Bernie Sanders not getting a rose from Bachelorette fans, and other News from Nowhere »John Cairns Blog
Welcome to News from Nowhere and to day two of the Democratic National Convention. It looks to me as if normalcy has been restored — as much as you are going to get, anyway. It sounds like the Bernie supporters might at least be trying to get with the program now, unlike some of these #NeverTrump […]
17:35 Commercial building with food service tenants to rise in Kensington »Journal-Pioneer Local
A new building, housing new food-service tenants to the town, will soon rise on the corner of Kensington’s Victoria and Broadway streets.
17:00 [BLOG] Some politics links »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)

  • Kieran Healy notes the role of social media in undermining the Turkish coup.

  • Joe. My. God. notes US Army Secretary Eric Fanning's ride as Grand Marshal in the San Diego pride parade.

  • The LRB Blog notes the aftermath of the Orange Order's fires in Northern Ireland.

  • Marginal Revolution looks at what might be a veto in Scotland and Northern Ireland on Brexit, and notes the continuing economic fallout.

  • The NYRB Daily looks at how ISIS thrives on chaos.

  • The Power and the Money's Noel Maurer reflects on the Turkish coup and notes Trump's odd Russophilia.

  • The Volokh Conspiracy considers if it is ever justifiable to overthrow a democratic government.

  • Window on Eurasia looks at instability in the Donbas, suggests Turkey is distracting people from Russia, looks at low levels of Russophone assimilation in Estonia, considers ideological struggles in Belarus, and looks at immigration restrictionism in Russia versus Central Asia.

16:52 [BLOG] Some popular culture links »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)

  • The Big Picture reports from Boston's Methadone Mile.

  • The Broadside Blog celebrates its seventh anniversary.

  • Dangerous Minds shares vintage photos of Kate Bush.

  • Language Hat considers the position of Chinese poetry.

  • Otto Pohl reflects on his visit to Almaty.

  • Torontoist reports on how Torontonians are hacking Pokémon Go.

16:46 [BLOG] Some science links »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)

  • blogTO looks back on a Toronto heat wave in 1935.

  • Centauri Dreams looks at the K2-72 and Kepler-80 systems.

  • D-Brief reports on early signs of global warming in Siberia and looks at how African honeyguide birds work together with human hunters.

  • The Dragon's Gaze looks at the search for habitable planets around red dwarfs, looks at the habitability of planets with eccentric orbits, and notes that warm Jupiters can co-exist with smaller planets nearby.

  • The Dragon's Tales look at a proposed Europa mission, and notes an astrobiological model of Titan's atmosphere.

  • Imageo shares Juno's first view of Jupiter.

  • The Planetary Society Blog reports about the Planetary Society's presence at San Diego Comic-Con.

16:28 Sports volunteer recognized »Journal-Pioneer Local
Receives Irma Dumville Memorial Award
16:28 Summerside McDonalds offering new experience »Journal-Pioneer Business
The McDonalds restaurant on Walker Avenue in Summerside is undergoing some changes that includes hiring 10 new people.
16:24 McQuaid drives in two in Jays win over Selects »The Guardian - Sports
Dylan McQuaid had two hits and drove in a pair of runs as the Charlottetown Jays defeated the Youth Selects 7-4 in recent Kings County Baseball League action. Jeremy Koughan went 1-for-2 with two RBI in the victory. Dawson McCormack was 1-for-2 for the Selects. Steve Collins recorded the win, ...
16:23 Crews will be paving Nassau, Queen streets in Charlottetown Wednesday »The Guardian - Local News
Paving for the final phase of the Spring Park combined sewer separation project will continue on Wednesday. Paving is scheduled to take place on Nassau Street from University Avenue to Dunkirk Street, and on Queen Street from Emerald Drive to Newland Crescent. Traffic control personnel will be ...
16:14 Growing agriculture »Journal-Pioneer Local
Milligan receives Future Farmer Award
16:01 Barry Group won’t open Clarenville plant this year »The Guardian - Business
Over 100 out of work as the ripple effect of shrimp quota cuts hits home
15:57 Ballfield Closures Due to Poor Conditions »City of Charlottetown
2016-07-26 The City of Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department wishes to advise the public that all ballfields
15:55 A family business »Journal-Pioneer Local
Potato producer of year shares award with sons
15:15 Being strong and walking like a duck »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Strongman, Strong woman competitions have some interesting challenges
15:00 Real and Lifestyle Friends »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
14:59 Town of Montague not backing down on Pride flag issue »The Guardian - Local News
Town council rejected Monday night a request by Pride P.E.I. to review decision not to fly Pride flag
14:18 Summerside adopts new Code of Values »Journal-Pioneer Local
Sometime in the near future all Summerside city councillors and staff will be presented with a new Code of Values to sign.
13:43 Mallard brings versatility, experience to Hurricanes »The Guardian - Sports
A member of the UPEI Panthers bronze-medal winning squad at the 2014 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) men’s soccer championship is joining the Holland College Hurricanes. James Mallard, who also played for the Acadia Axemen in 2011 and 2012, said his work ethic and his movement off-the-ball ...
13:02 Report: Blue Jays acquire outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. from Padres »The Guardian - Sports
It appears the Toronto Blue Jays are set to acquire veteran outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. from the San Diego Padres. Fox Sports has a sourced report that the Blue Jays have agreed to the trade while Sportsnet says the two sides are on the verge of finalizing the deal, with a single-A prospect ...
13:02 UPDATE: Blue Jays acquire outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. from Padres »The Guardian - Sports
The Toronto Blue Jays added some outfield depth for the stretch drive Tuesday by acquiring Melvin Upton Jr. from the San Diego Padres in exchange for pitching prospect Hansel Rodriguez. Upton is batting .256 this season with 16 home runs, 45 RBIs and 20 stolen bases. He sat out San Diego's past ...
13:02 UPDATE: Blue Jays acquire outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. from Padres »Journal-Pioneer Sports
The Toronto Blue Jays added some outfield depth for the stretch drive Tuesday by acquiring Melvin Upton Jr. from the San Diego Padres in exchange for pitching prospect Hansel Rodriguez. Upton is batting .256 this season with 16 home runs, 45 RBIs and 20 stolen bases. He sat out San Diego's past ...
12:52 Trump »Island Musings
Yes, he scares me and I know I am far from alone. Yet, when one considers alternatives the choices are grim. I doubt many here will spend an hour and five minutes to view this documentary but I hope a few will and that it will stimulate discussion.  It is becoming easier to understand the&ellipsis;Read the full post »
12:48 [PHOTO] From my uncle's garden, Rollo Bay PE (#pei) »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
I've photoblogged about Rollo Bay, my mother's family's home community in eastern Prince Edward Island near Souris in the past. I was again taken this visit by the beauty of my uncle's gardens, predominantly but not exclusively flowers well-suited to the region. The red poppies alone are glorious.

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12:36 P.E.I. partners with Turks and Caicos Islands »The Guardian - Local News
Agreement means two parliaments will work to develop friendly relations through training, research
12:35 More than 100 signed up for Tyne Valley's Soap Box Derby »Journal-Pioneer Local
Sixth annual event goes Saturday; largest in Atlantic Canada
12:17 Sluggers score late to defeat Eagles »The Guardian - Sports
The Subway Sluggers women’s team scored a come-from-behind 7-6 win over the Domino’s Eagles under-16 squad in recent softball action. Trailing 6-4 going to the bottom of the seventh inning at Queen Elizabeth diamond, Darlene Hackett led off with a single. Candy Handrahan and Kayla Arsenault ...
12:14 Rev. Harold 'Alan' Stewart back in Ontario court on Aug. 8  »Journal-Pioneer Local
A Presbyterian reverend, minister of a Kensington parish since 2010, remains on unpaid leave until his next court date on several criminal charges, including fraud.
11:41 Charlottetown CanPowerSkate program has openings for courses 2, 3, 4 »The Guardian - Sports
The September program for Charlottetown CanPowerSkate beginning on Sept. 6 at Cody Banks Arena only has a few openings for courses 2, 3 and 4. Course 1 has been opened for all of level 1 participants, as well as new skaters and pre power skaters. Contact Beryl MacMillan at ...
11:30 The Best of Times? »PEI History Guy
G’day there! Hey hey, it’s…Tuesday? Well, this is different. It seems like I was just on here posting something (I was, on Friday), and now I’m back at it. So this is what it’s like to post more than once a week. Huh. I must admit, it’s a tad newfangled but I’m sure I’ll get […]
11:20 Five Russian canoeists, including Olympic champ, get Rio bans »The Guardian - Sports
Olympic champion Alexander Dyachenko and four other Russian canoeists have been barred from competing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after being named in a recent report alleging a state-sponsored doping coverup. The International Canoe Federation said Tuesday that the five were mentioned in ...
11:12 Canada evens record at world junior men’s softball championship »The Guardian - Sports
Arsenault goes 0-for-3
11:12 Canada evens record at world junior men’s softball championship »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Arsenault goes 0-for-3
11:01 Fish kill discovered in Clyde River »The Guardian - Local News
Government officials investigating area, which extends from the Bannockburn Road to Coilville Road
10:51 Province investigating potential fish kill in the Clyde River »Journal-Pioneer Local
The government has announced that it is investigating reports of dead fish being discovered in the Clyde River.
10:51 UPDATED: Fish kill in Clyde River »Journal-Pioneer Local
For the first time in more than a year government officials are investigating a fish kill in P.E.I.
10:15 Another barn destroyed in Evangeline area after early-morning fire »Journal-Pioneer Local
Another barn has been destroyed by fire in the Evangeline area.
10:15 UPDATED: Barn destroyed in Evangeline area after early-morning fire »Journal-Pioneer Local
The cause of an early-morning fire that destroyed a barn on the MacIsaac Road in St. Phiiippe is still under investigation.
10:07 Don't trust theatre reviews — especially mine »The Guardian - Opinion
A long time ago, shortly after the invention of the wheel, I was much involved in my university dramatic society. One evening, I went to see a very fine production of William Gibson’s, “Two for the Seesaw” at Neptune Theatre. It starred Ted Follows and his wife, Dawn Greenhalgh. It was very ...
10:06 Kensington man drowns in Indian River Monday night »Journal-Pioneer Local
RCMP suspect no foul play in death
10:06 UPDATED: Kensington man drowns in Indian River Monday night »Journal-Pioneer Local
Autopsy being performed on 47-year-old man who died
10:04 Abortion hearing was worthwhile »The Guardian - Opinion
I was very disappointed to read the Guardian editorial of July 20, 2016 suggesting that Kevin Arsenault's hearing before P.E.I. Supreme Court Justice Nancy Key was 90 minutes of wasted time for the Justice and the courts. I totally disagree. Thank you Mr. Arsenault for your well-formulated ...
10:03 Kensington man drowns near Indian River »The Guardian - Local News
Happens to a 47-year-old who was walking boat out to shallow mooring just after 9 p.m.
09:58 Abortion debate not over »The Guardian - Opinion
The July 20 editorial by The Guardian on abortion states that the abortion debate is over. I beg to differ. The arguments that Kevin Arsenault presented have failed the tests of being legal. There is no abortion law in Canada so the legal rights of the unborn child in relation to abortion do ...
09:55 Ontario Ministerial Aides, Appointed Liberal Hacks Pushed To Sell Fundraiser Tickets for the ‘Party’ »redlikeme.ca
Ontario Ministers have 500,000 dollar quotas for annual fundraising  for the ‘Transparent’ Liberal goon squad of Kathleen Wynne. Now all the appointed hacks working for the Ministers are driven to sell tickets for fundraisers. The Ministers need to raise 10,000 dollars per week each. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-ministerial-aides-tapped-to-sell-tickets-to-fundraisers/article31113389/ The Liberal ‘Party-Movement has given itself to a focus on … Continue reading Ontario Ministerial Aides, Appointed Liberal Hacks Pushed To Sell Fundraiser Tickets for the ‘Party’
09:52 Time better spent on foster children »The Guardian - Opinion
Kevin Arsenault pursued an application to seek a judicial review of P.E.I. abortion policy. Instead of wasting his time and money and the time and money of the courts in seeking this judicial review, would it not have been better to seek a judicial review of P.E.I. policies on foster care for ...
09:51 National women's amateur golf tournament gets underway at Ken-Wo in New Minas »The Guardian - Sports
NEW MINAS, NS - Practice rounds got underway July 25 for the 103rd annual Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship, hosted by Ken-Wo in New Minas.
09:51 National women's amateur golf tournament gets underway at Ken-Wo in New Minas »Journal-Pioneer Sports
NEW MINAS, NS - Practice rounds got underway July 25 for the 103rd annual Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship, hosted by Ken-Wo in New Minas.
09:33 True diversity allows people to hold varying opinions »The Guardian - Opinion
In this age of electronic communication, all of us are provided with a plethora of information from which to form a large variety of opinions. I rarely feel compelled to put forth my opinion in a public venue. However, the present kerfuffle over whether or not Montague should fly the Pride flag ...
08:48 EDITORIAL: Over the limit »The Guardian - Opinion
A pressing legal question has just been answered by a judge of the Supreme Court in Nova Scotia — well, not a pressing question, but at least one of whether common sense exists in the courts.
08:48 EDITORIAL: Over the limit »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
A pressing legal question has just been answered by a judge of the Supreme Court in Nova Scotia — well, not a pressing question, but at least one of whether common sense exists in the courts.
08:44 Program Cancellation: Morning Tennis for July 26 »City of Charlottetown
2016-07-26 The City of Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department would like to inform the public that the tennis programs
08:26 P.E.I. man recovers stolen rowboat »Journal-Pioneer Local
Gus Hillstrom reunited with handmade rowboat after Facebook post goes viral
08:23 No P.E.I. ferry service this morning as second vessel breaks down »Journal-Pioneer Local
Northumberland Ferries cancels three early crossings today as MV Confederation tied up while crews work on problem
07:49 No P.E.I. ferry service this morning as vessel breaks down »The Guardian - Local News
Northumberland Ferries cancels three early crossings today as MV Confederation tied up while crews work on problem
07:49 UPDATE: Ferry service resumes after mechanical problem cancels three early crossings »The Guardian - Local News
Northumberland Ferries cancels three early crossings today as MV Confederation tied up while crews work on problem
07:20 Charlottetown seeking technology for mass notification system »The Guardian - Local News
To be used in case of emergency to issue warnings, directions for all residents
07:08 Charlottetown supports Pride Week »The Guardian - Local News
Volunteers paint sidewalk crossings in rainbow colours
06:58 Mother blames P.E.I. day camp »The Guardian - Local News
Li Hui Mao says her son did not fall into pool but was playing in deep end
06:58 Mother blames P.E.I. day camp for son's near drowning »The Guardian - Local News
Li Hui Mao says her son did not fall into pool but was playing in deep end
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