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[BLOG] Some Sunday links

  • blogTO recommends five Ontario provincial parks for fall visitors from Toronto.
  • Crooked Timber reflects on the “Flight 93” essay of an American conservative.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze looks at the system of T Tauri.
  • Language Log examines the linguistic fallout of Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables”.
  • Marginal Revolution reflects on Jane Jacobs.
  • The NYRB Daily wonders if Obama could contribute to a parameters resolution on the Israel/Palestinian conflict.
  • Window on Eurasia looks at Putin’s anti-modernism.

[NEWS] Some Friday links

  • Bloomberg notes the closure of Poland’s frontier with Kaliningrad, looks at how Google is beating out Facebook in helping India get connected to the Internet, notes British arms makers’ efforts to diversify beyond Europe and examines the United Kingdom’s difficult negotiations to get out of the European Union, looks at the problems of investing in Argentina, looks at the complications of Germany’s clean energy policy, observes that the Israeli government gave the schools of ultra-Orthodox Jews the right not to teach math and English, examines the consequences of terrorism on French politics, and examines at length the plight of South Asian migrant workers in the Gulf dependent on their employers.
  • Bloomberg View notes Donald Trump’s bromance with Putin’s Russia, examines Melania Trump’s potential immigrant problems, and is critical of Thailand’s new anti-democratic constitution.
  • CBC looks at how some video stores in Canada are hanging on.
  • The Inter Press Service notes that the Olympic Games marks the end of a decade of megaprojects in Brazil.
  • MacLean’s approves of the eighth and final book in the Harry Potter series.
  • The National Post reports on a Ukrainian proposal to transform Chernobyl into a solar farm, and examines an abandoned plan to use nuclear weapons to unleash Alberta’s oil sands.
  • Open Democracy looks at the relationship between wealth and femicide in India, fears a possible coup in Ukraine, looks at the new relationship between China and Africa, examines the outsized importance of Corbyn to Britain’s Labour Party, and looks how Armenia’s defeat of Azerbaijan has given its veterans outsized power.
  • Universe Today notes proposals for colonizing Mercury, looks at strong support in Hawaii for a new telescope, and examines the progenitor star of SN 1987A.
  • Wired emphasizes the importance of nuclear weapons and deterrence for Donald Trump, and looks at how many cities around the world have transformed their rivers.

[NEWS] Some Friday links

  • Bloomberg notes that Brexit might drive British migration to Australia, suggests Russia’s recession might be coming to an end, looks at carbon emissions from dead trees, and reports on Guiliani’s liking for Blackberry.
  • Bloomberg View notes Israel’s tightening restrictions on conversions and looks at how Putin has become a US election issue.
  • CBC notes the construction in Turkey for a cemetery for participants in the recent coup.
  • Gizmodo reports on flickering AR Scorpii, an unusual binary.
  • The Inter Press Service reports on urban land tenure for migrants and describes Malawi’s recent translocation of elephants.
  • MacLean’s describes the Chinese labourers of the First World War.
  • The National Post notes the marginalization of conservative white men in the Democratic Party.
  • Open Democracy looks at politics for the United Kingdom’s Remain minority, looks at Scotland’s European options, and suggests Hillary needs to learn from the lessons of Britain’s Remain campaign to win.
  • The Toronto Star notes the plans of Tim Horton’s to expand to Southeast Asia, starting with the Philippines.

[NEWS] Some Wednesday links

  • Bloomberg notes concerns over Northern Ireland’s frontiers, looks at how Japanese retailers are hoping to take advantage of Vietnam’s young consumers, examines the desperation of Venezuelans shopping in Colombia, looks at Sri Lankan interest in Chinese investment, suggests oil prices need to stay below 40 dollars US a barrel for Russia to reform, observes that Chinese companies are increasingly reluctant to invest, and suggests Frankfurt will gain after Brexit.
  • Bloomberg View gives advice for the post-Brexit British economy, looks at how Chinese patterns in migration are harming young Chinese, suggests Hillary should follow Russian-Americans in not making much of Putin’s interference, and looks at the Israeli culture wars.
  • CBC considers the decolonization of placenames in the Northwest Territories, notes Canada’s deployment to Latvia was prompted by French domestic security concerns, and looks at an ad promoting the Albertan oil sands that went badly wrong in trying to be anti-homophobic.
  • The Inter Press Service considers the future of Turkey and looks at domestic slavery in Oman.
  • MacLean’s looks at China’s nail house owners, resisting development.
  • The National Post reports from the Colombia-Venezuela border.
  • Open Democracy considers the nature of work culture in the austerity-era United Kingdom, looks at traditions of migration and slavery in northern Ghana, examines European bigotry against eastern Europeans, and examines the plight of sub-Saharan migrants stuck in Morocco.
  • Universe Today notes two nearby potentially habitable rocky worlds, reports that the Moon’s Mare Imbrium may have been result of a hit by a dwarf planet, and reports on Ceres’ lack of large craters.

[NEWS] Some Wednesday links

  • Bloomberg notes Ireland’s huge unexpected recent reported growth, looks at the deindustrialization of Israel, observes Deutsche Bank’s need to search for wealth abroad, looks at the demographic imperatives that may keep healthy Japanese working until they are 80, notes the slipping ANC grip on Pretoria and looks at the rise of anti-Muslim Pauline Hanson in Australia, and predicts Brexit could kill the London property boom.
  • Bloomberg View calls for calm in the South China Sea.
  • CBC notes some idiot YouTube adventurers who filmed themselves doing stupid, even criminal, things in different American national parks.
  • The Globe and Mail reports on the plans for a test tidal turbine in the Bat of Fundy by 2017.
  • MacLean’s looks at the heckling of a gay musician in Halifax and reports on the civil war in South Sudan.
  • The New York Times looks at the new xenophobia in the east English town of Boston.
  • Open Democracy notes that talk of a working class revolt behind Brexit excludes non-whites, and reports on alienation on the streets of Wales.
  • Wired looks at how some cash-strapped American towns are tearing up roads they cannot afford to maintain.

[NEWS] Some Tuesday links

  • Bloomberg notes political despair in Japan’s industrial heartland and looks at Argentina’s statistical issues.
  • The Globe and Mail reports on Morocco’s continued industrialization and describes the fear of a Vancouver-based pop singer for the life of her mother in China.
  • The Inter Press Service notes the recent terror attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital.
  • MacLean’s notes the good relations of Israel and Egypt.
  • The National Post reports on recent discoveries of quiet black holes.
  • Open Democracy looks at the connections between migration and housing policy in the United Kingdom.
  • Transitions Online notes how Brexit has wrecked central Europe’s relationships with the United Kingdom.

[NEWS] Some Thursday links

  • Bloomberg notes concern in Northern Ireland’s border towns over Brexit, reports that Morgan may shift its offices from London to Dublin or Frankfurt, and looks at the hostile reaction Donald Trump is likely to receive in Scotland.
  • Bloomberg View looks at the vexed issues of American funding for Israel’s defense industry.
  • The CBC notes the discovery of a transmissible cancer affecting shellfish.
  • MacLean’s takes a sanguine view of millennials in Canada who stay with their parents.
  • The National Post interviews a Muslim woman attacked in London, Ontario, and notes odd institutional issues raised against the Pride parade in Steinbach.
  • The New Republic looks at the impact the collapse of Barnes & Noble would have on American publishing and literature.
  • Open Democracy fears the effect of Brexit on central and eastern Europe.
  • Transitions Online notes the lack of reciprocation for Bulgarian Russophilia.
  • Wired notes that the Brexit referendum is a major inflection point in the European Union’s history.