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Saturday August 30, 2014

02:35 Updated: Islanders win opening game in senior baseball playoff series »The Guardian - Sports
Pitching and defence was the name of this game in the Charlottetown Gaudet’s Auto Body Islanders 1-0 victory over the Hub City Brewers in New Brunswick Senior Baseball League playoff action Friday in Charlottetown. Islanders’ starter Jordan Stevenson held the Brewers to four hits and made Alex ...
02:31 P.E.I. rower Emily Cameron going for gold at worlds »The Guardian - Sports
Emily Cameron will race for a gold medal today at the world rowing championships in Amsterdam. The 31-year-old Wilmot Valley native is a member of the Canadian women’s quadruple sculls team that finished third in Thursday’s semifinal. The top three boats advanced to the final. “We had really ...
02:27 Fiddler's Facts: Fawcetts in key games at fast pitch nationals »The Guardian - Sports
The Charlottetown John Brown Grille Fawcetts will continue their medal hunt today in the Canadian senior men’s fast pitch championship at Central Field in Charlottetown. The Fawcetts lost 8-1 Thursday night to Kelly’s Pub of Newfoundland and Labrador and saw their preliminary round record drop ...

Friday August 29, 2014

23:58 Fawcetts defeat Sooke, B.C., at fast pitch nationals »The Guardian - Sports
The Charlottetown John Brown Grille Fawcetts have a medal and two days to determine its colour. The Fawcetts defeated the Sooke Loggers from British Columbia 6-3 Friday in a double-life game at the Canadian senior men’s fast pitch championship in Charlottetown. They will play the two-time ...
23:58 Fawcetts defeat Sooke, B.C., at fast pitch nationals »Journal-Pioneer Sports
The Charlottetown John Brown Grille Fawcetts have a medal and two days to determine its colour. The Fawcetts defeated the Sooke Loggers from British Columbia 6-3 Friday in a double-life game at the Canadian senior men’s fast pitch championship in Charlottetown. They will play the two-time ...
23:40 Premiers’ talks ends in pact with benefits to P.E.I.: Ghiz »The Guardian - Local News
Premier Robert Ghiz says agreements struck between Canada’s premiers on a national energy strategy and internal trade will benefit Prince Edward Island. The Council of the Federation meetings wrapped up Friday in Charlottetown with a news conference wherein the premiers announced Quebec has now ...
23:29 Shania Twain on P.E.I. with promise of spectacular show »The Guardian - Local News
Shania Twain is in the house, or at least on Prince Edward Island. Twain arrived on a private jet Friday evening at the Charlottetown Airport. Her production manager, John ‘Bugzee’ Hougdahl, says fans are in for a show of a lifetime tonight on the Charlottetown waterfront. He said the country ...
22:52 Pitching and timely hit carries the Islanders to win over Hub City »The Guardian - Sports
Jordan Stevenson four-hit the Hub City Brewers and made Alex Abbott's first inning RBI stand in a 1-0 Game 1 playoff victory on Friday in Charlottetown. The Charlottetown Gaudet's Auto body Islanders lead the New Brunswick Senior Baseball League quarter-final series 1-0. Game 2 in the ...
22:25 Crusaders prevail in another thriller »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Ronahan sparks offence in one-run victory
22:17 Caps open pre-season at home »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Crushers visit in Saturday matinee
22:14 Storm team caps perfect season »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Claims senior women’s First Division championship
22:11 Annual Labour Day matinee harness racing card goes Monday »Journal-Pioneer Sports
National driving championship a big success
21:00 Cool Dog »justpictureit
photo - Cool Dog

This was an entry in a cute community pet show in my home town . He won a medal for looking most like his owner. The dog below could have won a prize for looking most like a rug.

20:30 The Congress at Friday, August 29, 2014 at 8:30 »Tonight at City Cinema
Only 4 days left to see this film.

Rated: 18 Accompaniment (Sexual Content, Coarse Language, Substance Abuse)
Runs: 120 minutes
Director: Ari Folman
Country: Israel/Germany
Released: 2013
Starring: Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm, Paul Giamatti
Awards: Winner, Best Animated Feature Film, European Film Awards

“A dazzling ­ at times stunning ­ film, The Congress is a huge, bold and massively ambitious production that also entertains, amuses and delights throughout. Starting out as a satire on Hollywood and a commentary on ageism towards women in the film industry, The Congress ups the ante by going on to include themes of identity, perception and the value of truth versus the dreams that corporate entertainers are able to sell. It’s no surprise that Ari Folman’s follow-up to his brilliant Waltz with Bashir combines film and animation, but The Congress is far removed from the documentary style of Waltz. Instead the film is an at times quite surreal science fiction piece ­ but don’t let that put you off. It’s also brilliant. Robin Wright, as herself, is an aging actress who is offered a deal by a Lucifer-like studio executive (a terrific Danny Huston) ­ she will be scanned and the virtual ‘Robin Wright’ will become the property of Miramount Pictures, whilst Robin herself will be forbidden from acting ever again. A lawyer manages to get the ‘ever again’ part knocked down to twenty years, and twenty years later to the day Robin is invited to ‘The Congress’ ­ a meeting at Miramount hotel ­ and at that point things start to get really strange. To get to the congress, Robin takes a drug which turns everyone into an animated character (in their chemically altered perception). The twist being that they can be whoever they want to be in this strange new world... The studio executive has a new deal for Robin ­ but before she signs, a battle erupts between Miramount and a resistance who are (presumably) trying to disrupt Miramount’s domination of reality with their chemicals.... Is The Congress without its flaws? No, truthfully it isn’t.... But there are so many beautiful, poignant and often hilarious moments, and so many themes and ideas flowing through the narrative, along with some terrific early performances and beautiful later sequences that the flaws are well worth overlooking. This is a big, beautiful, playful, fun, serious, and surreal film.... The Congress has jumped straight into my top 5 films to watch again as soon as possible. Simply brilliant, and damn near a masterpiece.” - Dave Ollerton, The London Film Review

Advance Tickets ~ IMDB on Film ~

20:04 [FORUM] What do you think of the escalating Russo-Ukrainian war? »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
I've never had a Friday [FORUM] before, as alliterative as the phrase sounds. Today's escalation in fighting in Ukraine, to the point of near-open conflict between regular Ukrainian and Russian military forces, made it sounds like a good idea.

What do you think of what's going on? Consider this an open thread.
18:41 Boy from Tyne Valley area thrown from ATV Friday »The Guardian - Local News
A 14-year-old boy carved up his face after being thrown from his ATV Friday.East Prince RCMP was called to the accident on Route 12 near Tyne Valley about 1 p.m."A local 14-year-old male youth lost control of a four-wheeler and struck a culvert, knocking him off the vehicle," said a statement ...
18:41 UPDATE: Boy from Tyne Valley area thrown from ATV Friday »The Guardian - Local News
TYNE VALLEY — A 14-year-old Tyne Valley area youth was taken to Prince County Hospital by Island EMS Friday after losing control of his Suzuki all-terrain vehicle. Const. Greg Trainor with East Prince RCMP said two youth were driving their ATVs east along the paved portion of Route 12 around 1 ...
18:14 Connaughton retires from track »The Guardian - Sports
Olympic sprinter Jared Connaughton has retired. The New Haven runner made the announcement on Friday. “It’s time to devote myself to my wife and to our life as a unit,” Connaughton said. “I have started working as a strength and condition consultant in north Texas developing young, collegiate ...
18:00 Festival Acadien in full swing »Journal-Pioneer Local
Full slate of activities scheduled until Sunday
17:57 Antique car club rolling through Prince County »Journal-Pioneer Local
SUMMERSIDE – If a 19-year-old Clarence Foster could have stepped forward in time and had been in the Slemon Park Hotel parking lot Friday morning, he might have fainted for joy.
17:46 [BLOG] Some Friday links »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)

  • 3 Quarks Daily links to an article examining the plight of Iraqi immigrants in Arizona.

  • A Budding Sociologist's Commonplace Book links to a discussion about the connection between the Coase Theorem and legroom on airplane flights.

  • blogTO notes a new townhouse development on Ossington above Dupont.

  • The Dragon's Tales links to a paper examining the once-stable, newly-changing climate of northern Labrador.

  • Language Log notes that some Dalit in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh want to raise a monument to a goddess of the English language.

  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes that in the American situation, switching to a multi-party system wouldn't make politics more responsive.

  • Marginal Revolution notes that Japanese exports are substantially below their 2008 peak, and observes that remittances lower crime rates in Mexico.

  • More Words, Deeper Hole's James Nicoll reviews an anthology of Andre Norton's science fiction.

  • The Planetary Society Blog notes that the search for SETI via optical signalling is newly ongoing.

  • Torontoist shares photos of the TTC's new streetcars.

  • Towleroad links to a Gallup poll looking for the best and worst countries for non-heterosexuals around the world.

  • The Volokh Conspiracy notes contexts in which wearing Confederate flag T-shirts creates a hostile work environment, and links to an American judge's scathing criticism of two states' gay marriage bans.

  • Window on Eurasia notes the mobilization of Buddhists, lists potential Russian military targets in Ukraine, and suggests that a Russian war effort in Ukraine will be problematic.

17:44 Clear calm and cool tonight expected across PEI.. »peistormchaser
Friday Aug 29th 5:45pm.. The low pressure that gave the cloud and showers to the region yesterday has now moved east meanwhile an area of high pressure is approaching from the west. Brisk northerly winds ahead of this feature will … Continue reading
17:43 14 year-old injured in ATV crash »Journal-Pioneer Local
TYNE VALLEY -- A fourteen year-old Tyne Valley area youth was taken to Prince County Hospital by Island EMS Friday after losing control of his Suzuki all-terrain vehicle.
16:38 Hughes has big influence in SRW feature »Journal-Pioneer Sports
SUMMERSIDE – A pair of Jason Hughes-trainees will headline the featured Race 12 on a special Labour Day harness racing card at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway on Monday.
16:11 Rumor – Microsoft Will Remove Desktop From RT »NJN Network
Merging the Windows RT and Windows Phone operating systems will create a touch only world on tablets and smartphones
16:04 Harvest Soupfest (282 Words) »PEIinfo.ca | New Topics
Sample some delicious soups while supporting the Indian River Festival!

Join us for an early fall afternoon filled with music and an array of comforting, homemade soups on Sunday, September 7th, 1-3pm. This will be the fourth year for this fund-raising event which has been a delicious success each year. Various restaurants and chefs create varieties of soup made with fresh, local ingredients. For the price of your ticket, you can sample 4 different soups which come in 4oz servings, home made bread and wonderful music. Guest servers include Matt Rainnie of CBC's Island Morning and the Honourable Wes Sheridan!

Soups include:
Samuel's Coffee House – Roasted Red Pepper
Mary's Bake Shoppe – Chicken Vegetable
Family and Friends Restaurant – Potato Bacon and Cheddar
FiveEleven West – Tomato Sausage and Lentil
Chesnut Catering – Green Tea Lemongrass with Sushi Rice and Thai Vegetables
O'Shea's Pub and Eatery – Beef Vegetable
PEI Food (Robert Pendergast) – Vegan Black Bean Chilli
René Hurtubise and Elaine Schuller – The Indian River Festival Soup

Wander between our spacious Festival tent where the soup will be served and St. Mary's Church where music will be performed all afternoon. Enjoy performances by Iain McCarville, Men of the Harvest and Jason Campbell.

It's a truly old fashioned gathering where you can enjoy scrumptious fall flavours made with locally sourced products, time with friends and family, music and above all, you are helping us continue to bring you exceptional music in an extraordinary venue!

This is a The PEI Fall Flavours Festival event! More info available at http://www.indianriverfestival.com or 1.866.856.3733.

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15:58 Touch Of Lightning looks to strike in Charlottetown »Journal-Pioneer Sports
CHARLOTTETOWN – The forecast calls for clear skies in Charlottetown on Saturday night, but Touch Of Lightning will look to strike against seven rivals in the featured 13th race.
15:53 Strikers advance in under-12 playoffs »Journal-Pioneer Sports
MORELL – The Morell Strikers have advanced in the Subway P.E.I. Under-12 Boys Soccer League (First Division) playoffs.
15:48 Protesters call on Ottawa to reverse cuts to health care funding »The Guardian - Local News
Chanting "health care, not welfare'', close to 100 people gathered for a spirited, peaceful protest in Charlottetown. The group, representing health coalitions, unions and social advocates among others, marched through the streets of the capital city. A large puppet of Prime Minister Stephen ...
15:33 Mark tackles a few of his “Most Asked” questions »Journal-Pioneer Living
When I meet acquaintances and strangers in public they often ask me gardening questions, and inevitably follow with an apology for ‘bothering me.’
15:24 Liberal Catholics »PEI Curmudgeon's Blog
I very often criticize the Catholic Church for its numerous shortcomings on human rights and paedophilia (among many others). It is important to note that most of these shortcomings are the teachings of the Church and the pronouncements from the … Continue reading
15:22 Farm Day in the City comes to Island capital »Journal-Pioneer Business
CHARLOTTETOWN – Farm Day in the City will once again take over the streets of downtown Charlottetown for the grand finale to the month-long Fall Flavours Festival.
15:14 Royals, United teams punch tickets to national club soccer ch’ships »Journal-Pioneer Sports
CHARLOTTETOWN – The RC United under-14 girls and Winsloe-Charlottetown Royals won their respective Subway Challenge Cup championships this week, and will represent P.E.I. at the club nationals in Charlottetown from Oct. 8 to 13.
14:58 [PHOTO] Walking down Queen Street, Charlottetown »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
14:32 Deep Roots Distillery opens in Warren Grove »Journal-Pioneer Business
WARREN GROVE – Deep Roots Distillery recently opened here at the Beamish Orchard after receiving assistance from the federal and provincial governments to develop value-added farming at the grassroots level.
14:30 Keith MacLean running in Stratford election »The Guardian - Local News
STRATFORD — Keith MacLean has announced he is seeking a seat on Stratford Town Council in the Nov. 3 election. MacLean has experience sitting on town committees: two years on the safety services committee, which has as part of its objective to provide oversight for the policing of the town ...
14:24 Back to school with United Way, Staples and Upper Room Food Bank »Journal-Pioneer Business
CHARLOTTETOWN – The United Way of P.E.I., Staples and the Upper Room Food Bank have teamed up once again in hopes of making the back-to-school season a little easier for some Island children.
14:20 Summerside born motivational speaker releases new CD of songs »Journal-Pioneer Living
Corey Poirier's 'Evil Anthems' inspired by lost love, late grandfather, Canadian scientist and popular movie character
13:34 P.E.I. performer grows into her role »The Guardian - Living
Darryl Bernard takes positive steps to become Rabbit in the Mi’kmaq Legends, which is playing at the Charlottetown waterfront this summer
13:30 Norma McColeman seeks return to Summerside council »The Guardian - Local News
SUMMERSIDE — Former town councillor Norma McColeman has announced she plans to seek election in the city’s Ward 6 seat. She said bringing a sense of community with clear communication and working together by the city, committee members, residents and stakeholder groups/organizations that have a ...
12:53 P.E.I. band wins chance to hit the stage in 'Canada Rocks!' tonight »Journal-Pioneer Living
CHARLOTTETOWN – Special guests in tonight’s "Canada Rocks!" performance are P.E.I.'s own Ripped Paper. This young Charlottetown band is made up 15 and 16-year-olds Logan Richard (guitar, vocals), Connor Nabuurs (drums), Stephan Leclair (bass), and Tanuj Fernando (keyboards).
12:53 P.E.I. band wins chance to hit the stage in 'Canada Rocks!' tonight »Journal-Pioneer Local
CHARLOTTETOWN – Special guests in tonight’s "Canada Rocks!" performance are P.E.I.'s own Ripped Paper. This young Charlottetown band is made up 15 and 16-year-olds Logan Richard (guitar, vocals), Connor Nabuurs (drums), Stephan Leclair (bass), and Tanuj Fernando (keyboards).
12:30 Shania Twain fan's dream coming true »The Guardian - Local News
When Shania Twain takes the stage in Charlottetown Saturday night, the applause will be deafening. And no one will be applauding the country music superstar harder than 34-year-old Shallen Jackson of Halifax. Jackson, who has Down Syndrome, has been over the moon since Easter when she received ...
12:10 Indian River Festival fundraising concert features Ashley MacIsaac »Journal-Pioneer Living
INDIAN RIVER – Fiddle sensation Ashley MacIsaac will take the stage at the Indian River Festival's annual fundraising concert. Organizers promise an evening of high-energy, toe-tapping music in support of the festival on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 7:30 p.m.
11:58 Silver tsunami gobbles most health dollars »The Guardian - Opinion
If we can improve way we care for seniors, we will create a high-performance system
11:52 How times have changed »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
To the Editor,With regard to Premier Robert Ghiz accepting free VIP tickets from corporate sponsors for himself and other politicians:
11:50 Premiers must champion public health care »The Guardian - Opinion
11:45 Time to start mining children »The Guardian - Opinion
Well, this really is terrific news. Video Lottery Terminals are now available at all locations in P.E.I. for a full seven days a week. Why this is so fantastic is that it now gives those people who are having their lives destroyed only six days of the week will now be able to be manipulated out ...
11:34 Gathering not an academic conference »The Guardian - Opinion
Editor: I do not wish to engage in any dispute over any one’s opinion, even if it does not echo my own. I must say nonetheless that the recent gathering at UPEI does not represent an academic conference, nor can it.A conference is a gathering called to present ideas; it cannot be a forum for ...
11:30 Steve MacDonald not reoffering in Stratford election »The Guardian - Local News
STRATFORD — After 27 years of service to the Town of Stratford, Coun. Steve MacDonald has decided not to reoffer for the upcoming municipal election in Stratford. MacDonald began his service as a councillor for the Community of Bunbury and has represented Ward 1-Stewart Cove on the Stratford ...
11:24 Make it stop »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
To the Editor,On Aug. 11, 2014, I sent an email to members of the provincial government including Robert Ghiz, Premier; Janice Sherry, Minister of Environment; and Sonny Gallant, my local MLA.
11:24 Town, artist spat very unfortunate »The Guardian - Opinion
Editor: It was disappointing to hear the story of the town council and the artist commissioned to paint murals for the town of Kensington.I have had commissions many times, and it is not hard to calculate the hours to be spent on a commissioned work. If this is too hard for an artist, then she ...
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