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Bernie Sanders to kick-off presidential campaign in Capital Region

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will campaign in the Capital Region on Wednesday.

Sanders will launch his grassroots campaign for president in the Capital Region Wednesday. 61 more words


Days 25 & 27: Reykjavík - the gathering

So, school officially starts July 27.  The last several days have been filled with unofficial activities: a get-together for coffee, a tour of the city and the bus system, a little sightseeing. 171 more words


More than half of Shell gas stations in Edmonton still dry

EDMONTON — For weeks, several gas stations in Edmonton have been without fuel. Shell continues to blame work being done at the Scotford Refinery.

“We’re still conducting unplanned maintenance at the Scotford Refinery which, along with high customer demand during the summer driving season, has resulted in more than half of our stations in Edmonton running out of fuel,” explained Cameron Yost, a Shell spokesperson, in an email to Global News. 111 more words


Day 22: seeing all the pretty buildings

I did a lot of walking today: about a dozen miles, roughly three times what I intended.  You know how these things are … sometimes one step forward just demands another, and then before you know it, you’ve gone a lot further than you expected.  701 more words

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Day 19: nothing happened today ...

… and it was beautiful anyway.

It was a sunny day, with a cool breeze and clear skies.  I did very little today (though not for lack of trying — perhaps I’ll discuss that more later), but managed to get in an hour and a half hiking around my adopted home town of Kópavogur. 23 more words


Golfing in Greenland

Same same, but different.

That’s a phrase that can be used to describe a lot of things in Greenland. In the Arctic, certain climate, environmental, and infrastructural facts of life just make some things more challenging. 579 more words


Day 17: all quiet on the northern front

A pretty low-key day: took care of some housekeeping details for my bank account, got an insurance contract on my car (a ridiculously easy task, even with my slightly-less-than-rudimentary Icelandic:  I said something that I think approximated a greeting, and the folks at the insurance company responded in perfect English with “Hello, how can I help you?”), and did some grocery shopping.   166 more words

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