Le Directeur Général des élections du Québec reminds everyone in its report on the April 7, 2014 election that the government of Québec still has its own ideas about the boundary with the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Labrador Boundary Dispute. The area north of the dotted line, a chunk of the St Lawrence watershed about half the size of Nova Scotia, is seen folded into the electoral district of Duplessis (which was won by the PQ's Richard Lorraine by 359 votes.) In the Newfoundland legislature most of the area is part of the Lake Melville electoral district and is represented by Keith Russell of the Progressive Conservatives. For the sake of economy the Postmedia newspapers used this map in their election coverage, though editorially they would deride the land claim. But it was a strange election for newspapers.
This map, held in the Seoul Museum of History, severely distorts the north to compress the country into a rectangular shape, possibly just to make it fit it onto the sheet, but also possibly to make it conform to the dimensions of an ideal Confucian state.
If you want to know what was what in Canadian books in 1936, you could plow though Rhodenizer or Klinck, or you could browse A Literary Map of Canada, compiled by William Arthur Deacon and published by Macmillan of Canada.
The Great Polish Map of Scotland, near Peebles, with the water turned off.Source. Peebles and Alloa are 41 miles apart or about seven giant steps.
Greenock Morton travel to Recreation Park, Alloa, to face The Wasps. The Ton have just signed a new manager, Kenny Shiels, but he doesn't start till Monday.
Morton enter today's play with 2 wins. Which season saw Morton win the fewest games? In 1901-02 they won once in 18 matches. In 1987-88 they won 3 in 44 starts. The most wins? 33 in 38 games in 1966-67.
UEFA Champions League play Wednesday: Barcelona 6 - 1 Celtic. Celtic are out of the Champions League for 2013-14.
Yesterday in France US Boulogne were at home to US Jeanne d'Arc Carquefou and won 1 - 0. Carquefou is in the southern part of Brittany.
[Alloa win 2 - 0. Alloa have a guy named Declan McManus. Cowdenbeath beat Dundee, leaving Morton five points out of ninth place, and allowing Hamilton to retake first place.]
This Brezhnev-era map of Гринок (Greenock) might have aided an invasion force, if the Soviet military hadn't already been tied up in Afghanistan. Source.
Dumbarton FC stage an amphibious landing at Cappielow today. Morton, you must win.
Morton's season has the appearance of Airdrie United's last year. They too held first place after the first weekend, but drifted down the table to finish tenth. They were relegated and are now in last place in League One. Another model might be Dumbarton's 2012-13 season. They began very poorly and seemed to have a lock on tenth place, but then they fired the manager and finished safely in seventh. Firing the manager is the key to that scenario. [But Moore has reportedly been given a new contract.]
How many wins does it take to finish eighth in the SPFL Championship? Drawing on the First Division standings for the 21st century the average is 9.6, with a high of 13 and a low of 7. Round it off to ten wins. Morton have one win, nearly a third of the way through the season.
[Morton win 2 - 0. Goals by McLaughlin and Peciar.]
UEFA Champions League Wednesday: Ajax 1 - 0 Celtic.
There's a nice piece at FWW about goalkeeper Albert Camus.
Yesterday US Boulougne visited Gazélec Football Club Ajaccio in Corsica. Did you know that Corsica was an independent republic from 1755 to 1769 and a kingdom under the British crown from 1794 to 1796? Well, now you do. [Boulogne won 0 - 1.]
A Comic Geographical Sketch of Scotland. Alloa is at the meeting point of the Scotsman's leg, kilt and sporran. Cumbernauld, home of Clyde FC, is between his thighs. Brora is about where his bonnet meets his forehead. Inverurie is abune thon fishwife's left shoulder. Source.
This weekend it's the Third Round of the Scottish Cup. Morton are idle, not because they're already out but because they were so good in the league last season that they don't have to enter the competition until the Fourth Round.
32 teams are in action. We're watching: Alloa versus Inverurie Loco Works; Clyde versus Brora Rangers. [Inverurie and Brora both lose.]
Has the Scottish Cup ever been won by a team not in the top division? Yes, twice. In 1893, Queen's Park beat Celtic 2 -1 in a replay, after the first match in which Celtic were winning was abandoned due to an unplayable pitch. Queen's Park were not yet members of the new ten-team SFL. It was their tenth and to date final Scottish Cup. In 1938, East Fife beat Kilmarnock 4 - 2 in a replay after the first game ended 1 - 1. East Fife finished that season sixth in Division Two, or 26th overall. If Rangers win the Cup before they get back to the Premiership they will become the third member of this exclusive club.
The domestic treble in Scotland is: win the Premiership, League Cup and Scottish Cup. Which clubs can still do that? In decreasing order of likelihood: Inverness, Aberdeen, St Johnstone, Hearts.
Yesterday Boulogne visited Lucon. [Lucon won 1 - 0.] Lucon is between the Nantes and Bourdeaux. Lucon is from the Latio Lucius meaning a northern pike.
Tomorrow Sapporo host JEF United Chiba. [Sapporo win 1 - 0.]
Tomorrow is the final of the FAI Cup in the Republic of Ireland. The two finalists are Drogheda United and Sligo Rovers. Drogheda have won it once, in 2005; Sligo four times, most recently in 2011. [Sligo!]
A 2012 publication of the Atlantic Climate Adaptation Solutions Association, entitled Adapting to Climate Change: Infrastructure at Risk, Tantramar Marsh, New Brunswick (available as a PDF here) includes this map projecting the effect of a once-in-ten-year flood on the town of Sackville in the year 2055, when sea levels will be higher. The Tantramar Marsh, Trans-Canada Highway, CN tracks, and much of the downtown are beneath the waves. The inhabitants of Sackville are no different than other humans, which means they probably won't do much about it until too late, but now would be a good time to begin shifting the town uphill. Step One: rezone.
Compare this projection.