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Wednesday October 22, 2014

23:33 War brewing for roster spots at Storm training camp »The Guardian - Sports
Point guard Adrian Moss will have plenty of choices of who to pass the ball to if he makes the Island Storm this year. Moss, who started for last year’s squad, said it is exciting to see the wealth of talented players in training camp. “It’s awesome because you have options all over the court,” ...
23:31 [DM] "Does The Secular Stagnation Theory Have Any Sort of Validity?" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Co-blogger has a post at Demography Matters examining the idea that low or even negative population growth will translate into low or negative economic growth. This is a phenomenon much more widespread in Europe or JApan than in the United States.

Strangely, while I would suggest the most obviously affected countries are those mentioned above, most of the debate has centered around the US economy. Since it is not at all clear that the US economy is actually suffering from either a liquidity trap or secular stagnation at this point, this has lead many to question whether the idea might not be ill-founded. The Economist, for example, in a revue article (Vox e-book on the topic conclude the concept "remains a baggy one", one which is "arguably too capacious for its own good".

Viewed in this light the concept does at times appear vague, and lacking in clear definition. In part this is because Alvin Hansen's original idea was made up of two components, a technological and a demographic one. Naturally if there is a slowdown in the rate of impact of technological innovation then this would be felt equally across those economies which are operating near the technological frontier. But the phenomenon which is being described today as secular stagnation isn't being witnessed equally across all those countries. Economies in both the UK and the US appear to have responded differently to those in Sweden, the Euro Area and Japan, a phenomenon which is obvious to the theory's critics. Thus the Economist author goes on to argue, "it is hard to avoid the conclusion that many of the euro area’s difficulties result from a dysfunctional monetary union rather than a susceptibility to secular stagnation." And it would be hard to disagree with the writer, except... except ....except that there is the awkward little case of Japan, which doesn't actually use the Euro, as there are possible cases like the Czech Republic, Sweden or Hungary that don't either.

Which brings us nearer to the demographic part of the argument. Is there any pattern emerging in the way symptoms which look like those which would be presented in cases suffering from secular stagnation are showing up? Well, I would argue there is. I think it is generally accepted that the first affected country was Japan. It was in Japan that a slowdown in GDP growth (not GDP per capita growth) was first noted.

[. . .]

EU working age populations started to decline in the years between 2009 and 2012. They will now continue to decline for many years to come. In the United States however, while the rate of growth in this population segment has slowed in recent years, it is about to start accelerating again. As Calculated Risk's Bill McBride pointed out, the US Census Bureau now reports that Baby Boomers aren't the largest US cohort anymore, and that the prime working-age force is expected to start growing again in a few years. In other words, in terms of the demographic outlook, the dynamic points to stronger, rather than weaker, economic growth. By 2020, eight of the top ten largest cohorts (five year age groups) will be under 40, and by 2030 the top 11 cohorts will be the youngest 11 cohorts. (see the marvelous animation Bill has at the end of his post).
22:41 Panthers shut-out in Moncton »The Guardian - Sports
Jean-Francois Plante scored twice and had an assist Wednesday to lead Moncton to a 4-0 victory over the UPEI Panthers in Atlantic University Sport (AUS) men’s hockey action. Maxime Pilon and Alex Noel added singles while Adrien Lemay stopped all 27 shots he faced for the shutout. Steve Lebel ...
22:06 [BLOG] Some Wednesday links »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)

  • blogTO notes that a party celebrating the end of Rob Ford's term as mayor is being planned for election night at City Hall.

  • Centauri Dreams notes the discovery of secondary targets for New Horizons after it passes Pluto.

  • The Dragon's Gaze links to a paper that looks to examine the oblateness or otherwise of some exoplanets discovered by Kepler.

  • The Dragon's Tales links to one paper examining underwater archeology and links to a series debating the question of whether or not there was a human presence 30 thousand years ago at a site in Uruguay.

  • Eastern Approaches reports on the aftermath of a failed claim by Radek Sikorski that Russia made a 2008 proposal on partitioning Ukraine.</kli>
  • Joe. My. God. notes a Costa Rican survey suggesting that up to a fifth of Costa Rican police think that harassing GLBT people is OK.

  • Language Hat notes the etymology of the Egyptian title of "khedive", apparently obscure for a reason.

  • Language Log notes a contentious issue in Chinese translation: "rule of law" or "rule by law"?

  • The Power and the Money's Noel Maurer looks at the aftermath of a stunt at a Serbian-Albanian football game.

  • The Russian Demographics Blog considers estimates for Russian losses in Ukrainian fighing.

  • Towleroad notes that Argentina has granted asylum to a Russian GLBT claimant.

  • Window on Eurasia suggests that Ukrainian events have awakened Belarusian nationalism.

22:03 An American viewpoint of CBC's coverage of Ottawa tragedy (510 Words) » | New Topics
'Canada’s CBC News Shows What Thoughtful Breaking News Coverage Really Looks Like'

For hours this afternoon, Canada’s CBC News covered the breaking news of at least three shooting incidents in Ottawa. Led by veteran anchor Peter Mansbridge, the rolling coverage was smart, careful, and absolutely un-American.

As Andy Carvin noted, Mansbridge set a respectful, careful tone, calling out interview subjects who had unconfirmed or contradictory information. “So much we could learn from his delivery today,” Carvin told me on Twitter.

On screen, CBC News kept a ticker scrolling, a “Breaking News” bug in the corner, a “LIVE” bug at the top right, and three boxes showing video and live pictures. Mansbridge rarely appeared on camera, even as he took pains to ensure information was correct before reporting anything–particularly the news a soldier shot at Ottawa’s War Memorial had died of his injuries.

As I watched via the network’s live stream in New York, I never heard a second of dramatic music, never saw a full-screen wipe with a catchy graphic like TERROR ON PARLIAMENT HILL, and never, ever heard Mansbridge or any of the CBC’s reporters dip even a toe into the waters of self-promotion.

Compared that to the American cable news networks, where we’ve come to expect that every prime time newscast will begin with urgent music and BREAKING NEWS–complete with multiple on-screen reminders that this is BREAKING NEWS of great importance. CBC’s coverage was, well, very Canadian. And to the nervous system of an American observer of TV news, it was decidedly strange to experience.

Mansbridge, in sharp contrast to the frenetic, breathless delivery we’ve come to expect from American news anchors in times of breaking news (including stories of far less significance than the attacks in Canada), was thoughtful, took his time, and seemed at times to pause, and to consider his words before speaking. Just. Imagine. That.

Around 1:30 ET, three-and-a-half hours into his coverage, Mansbridge paused to update viewers. “What do we know with certainty right now?” There was no place for exaggeration, rumor, or mistakes. It was like watching grown-up news. And suddenly, seeing it, I was struck by how often we don’t see it here in the U.S. It’s been a long time since American anchors like Frank Reynolds said “let’s nail it down…let’s get it right.”

Even if it means letting someone else report it first.

CBC News was soundly beaten by various journalists on Twitter with word the War Memorial soldier had died, but when time came for Mansbridge to bring this sad fact into his coverage, he warned he had “bad news” to report, and then very carefully explained how CBC came to believe this information was correct. It wasn’t loud and urgent. It was quiet and somber. And as such, it felt very, very important. It felt proper.

On a very frightening and horrific day for Canada, Mansbridge and his CBC colleagues did their jobs with dignity and respect. Andy Carvin is right. We could learn from their example.
22:03 Prince Edward Island or PEI? (77 Words) » | New Topics
I'm curious for articles and formal writing when it is appropriate to write out Prince Edward Island as a whole and when to use PEI.

Often an acronym only has to be defined once and can then be used liberally through the rest of the document. Are there times however where Prince Edward Island should or needs to be written out in full?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
22:00 Autumn Aster »justpictureit
photo - Autumn Aster

I mistakenly called these flowers chicory the other day when showing them with dew. Silly me. Elizabeth called me on it and I realized some seniors's moment had occurred. I knew these were asters. I have chicory in my garden for pete's sake. I did find out though that there are two similar asters. You will have to guess which this is as I do not know. Symphyotrichum novi-belgii also known as New York Aster or Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (L.) G L Nesom. (formerly Aster novae-angliae L.), commonly known as the New England Aster or Michaelmas Daisy. They look the same to me.

20:03 What did the Deer say? (33 Words) » | New Topics
What did the deer say when she walked out of the woods?

That's the last time i do that for two bucks. ":shock:"...
19:24 [LINK] "Ottawa shooting: Cpl. Nathan Cirillo dies of wounds, gunman also shot dead" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
CBC's Dean Beeby has a complete article up on today's tragic events in Ottawa.

Parliament Hill came under attack today after a man with a rifle shot and fatally wounded a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, before seizing a car and driving to the doors of Parliament Hill's Centre Block nearby.

The slain soldier is Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, a reservist from Hamilton.

Moments later, MPs and other witnesses reported 30 to 50 shots fired inside the main Parliament building.

It was confirmed later the gunman was shot dead inside the building, felled by the House of Commons sergeant-at-arms and RCMP, according to MPs' accounts.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was on the Hill at the time of the shooting, but was safely taken away. Harper is expected to make an address to the country later this evening.

CBC News has confirmed the dead shooting suspect is Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a Canadian born in 1982. CBC News has learned that Zehaf-Bibeau has a criminal record in Quebec dating back 10 years on some drug-related charges. Court documents from that time show that he lived at an address in Montreal.
18:42 Fall festival celebrates Sacred Garden expansion »Journal-Pioneer Local
LENNOX ISLAND -- The Community of Lennox Island will hold its first Fall Festival on Monday, October 27.
18:24 Caps trade Caswell in deal with Crushers »Journal-Pioneer Sports
SUMMERSIDE —Ryan Caswell is no longer a Summerside Western Capital.
18:21 Koughan, Murphy UPEI’s Athletes of the Week »Journal-Pioneer Sports
CHARLOTTETOWN —Katherine Koughan and Jared Murphy have been named the UPEI Panther Athletes of the Week for the week of Oct. 13 to 19.
18:15 Knickle and men’s golf team chosen as Hurricanes Athletes of the Week »Journal-Pioneer Sports
CHARLOTTETOWN —Robin Knickle and the Hurricanes men’s golf team have been chosen as the Holland Hurricanes Athletes of the Week for the week ending Oct. 19.
18:12 Islanders, Panthers team up for Hockey Day in Charlottetown »Journal-Pioneer Sports
CHARLOTTETOWN —This Saturday, the UPEI Panthers and the Charlottetown Islanders are coming together to host “Hockey Day in Charlottetown.”
18:08 P.E.I. Irving Oil Bantam AAA Hockey League season starts Friday »Journal-Pioneer Sports
CHARLOTTETOWN —It’s a season and a new look for the P.E.I. Irving Oil Bantam AAA Hockey League.
17:55 Pilot whales stranded off Sunbury Cove »Journal-Pioneer Local
SUNBURY COVE - Nine pilot whales area stranded at Sunbury Cove near Summerside. They were first spotted off Sunbury Cove Tuesday evening.
17:34 Graves, Laplante to play for QMJHL at Subway Super Series »The Guardian - Sports
Two former Charlottetown Islanders will play for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League against the Russians in the Subway Super Series Defenceman Ryan Graves, now with Quebec, and forward Yan-Pavel Laplante, now with Victoriaville were apart of the roster announced Wednesday. The games will be ...
17:07 Principal honours challenge »Journal-Pioneer Local
16:50 [LINK] "Pacific Islanders Take on Australian Coal" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
The Inter Press Service's Suganthi Singarayar writes about Pacific islanders' growing hostility to Australian coal exports, predicated on the belief that the carbon dioxide produced by the burning of this coal will make their islands uninhabitable thanks to sealevel rise. This has the potential to be a serious irritant in Australia's relationship with these island states.

The recent blockade of ships entering the world’s largest coal port in Newcastle, Australia, has brought much-needed attention to the negative impacts of the fossil fuel industry on global climate patterns. But it will take more than a single action to bring the change required to prevent catastrophic levels of climate change.

This past Friday, 30 ‘climate warriors’ from 12 Pacific Island nations paddled traditional canoes into the sea, joined by scores of supporters in kayaks and on surfboards, to prevent the passage of eight of some 12 ships scheduled to move through the Newcastle port that day.

[. . .]
Coastline erosion, sea level rise, floods, storms, relocation of coastal communities, contamination of freshwater sources and destruction of crops and agricultural lands are only the tip of the iceberg of the hardships facing some 10 million Pacific Islanders, over 50 percent of whom reside within 1.5 km of the coastline.

For these populations, the fossil fuel industry poses one of the gravest threats to their very existence.

Coal production alone is responsible for 44 percent of global CO2 emissions worldwide, according to the Centre for Climate and Energy Solutions. However, none of the small island nations are responsible for this dirty industry. That responsibility lies with Australia, the fifth-largest coal producing country in the world after China, the United States, India and Indonesia.
16:47 [LINK] "People Are Looking at Your LinkedIn Profile and They’re Laughing at You" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
The New Yorker's Colin Stokes has a funny essay pretending to berate a LinkedIn user for not maintaining enough of a productive presence on that social networking site. (How are you supposed to do that, again?)

Dear LinkedIn Member,

People are looking at your LinkedIn profile, and they’re laughing at what you, in a public forum, have decided to present as your professional identity. Last week, five people (who chose to remain anonymous) scrolled through your hobbies and skills and broke into fits of laughter at each one. When they looked at your employment history, noting the various part-time jobs and internships you thought it would be a good idea to include, they were almost in tears. I mean, come on—you like playing racquetball and you list “social media” as a skill? What does that even mean? You know what Twitter is and you own those weird-looking goggles? Somebody give this man a job! Seriously, we hope that you have actually found a job and are not, in fact, starving to death because you are incompetent.

Maybe that was a bit harsh. We’re just trying to get you to put some thought into your profile and maybe upgrade to … Oh, my God! Have you changed your profile picture in the past decade? It looks like you cropped yourself out of a photo you took with your high-school girlfriend at prom. Was prom the last time you wore a suit? I may have to sit down for a minute and catch my breath because, here at LinkedIn, we have never laughed quite so hard. Seriously, I just sent your profile to the C.E.O., and he forwarded it to the entire staff with the caption “Someone connect this guy to the twenty-first century!”

I probably shouldn’t have shared that anecdote with you, now that I think about it. But if that’s what it takes to get you to fix your profile, then I think the ends justify the means.
16:45 [LINK] "Mr. Fusion? Compact Fusion Reactor Will be Available in 5 Years Says Lockheed-Martin" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Universe Today's Tim Reyes reports on Lockheed-Martin's remarkable claim of imminent commercial fusion.

The Farnsworth Fusor; Pons and Fleishmann. It seems the trail to fusion energy has long gone cold — stone cold, that is, and not cold as in cold fusion. Despite the promise of fusion providing a sustainable and safe energy source, fusion reactors are not a dime a dozen and they won’t be replacing coal fired power plants any time soon. Or will they? Lockheed-Martin Skunk Works announced a prototype compact fusion reactor that could be ready within five years. This revelation has raised eyebrows and sparked moments of enthusiasm.

[. . .]

For every Skunk Works project that has made the runway such as the Stealth Fighter or SR-71 Blackbird, there are untold others that never see the light of day. This adds to the surprise and mystery of Lockheed-Martin’s willingness to release images and a detailed narrative describing a compact fusion reactor project. The impact that such a device would have on humanity can be imagined … and at the same time one imagines how much is unimaginable.

The program manager of the Skunk Works’ compact fusion reactor experiment is Tom Maguire. Maguire and his team places emphasis on the turn-around time for modifying and testing the compact fusion device. With the confidence they are expressing in their design and the ability to quickly build, test and modify, they are claiming only five years will be needed to reach a prototype.

What exactly the prototype represents was left unexplained, however. Maguire continues by saying that in 10 years, the device will be seen in military applications and in 20 years it will be delivered to the world as a replacement for the dirty energy sources that are in use today. Military apps at 10 years means that the device will be too expensive initially for civilian operations but such military use would improve performance and lower costs which could lead to the 20 year milestone moment if all goes as planned.

Their system uses magnetic confinement, the same basic principle behind the tokamak toroidal plasma confinement system that has received the greatest attention and government funding for over 50 years.
16:43 [LINK] "Russia is conducting a massive McDonald's purge" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Zack Beauchamp of Vox reports on the Russian crackdown on McDonald's restaurants. Being iconic elements of Western capitalism has hurt the chain.

The Russian government appears to be waging a stealth campaign against the world's most famous fast food franchise, closing branches en masse, in what appears to be retaliation against the United States over its support of Ukraine's government in the ongoing conflict there.

[. . .]

The most famous such shuttered McDonald's is in Pushkin Square in Moscow. It was the first McDonald's to open in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union. According to the New York Times, it was the world's busiest McDonald's for many years. It was also one of the first to be shut down in the current spate of McDonald's closings.

Ostensibly, these McDonald's are being closed for health reasons. But analysts are skeptical.

"Russia has a tendency to ban foreign products, particularly food, for political reasons," National Journal's Marina Koren writes. The closures are designed, she says, "to send a message to the US and the Russians they may be trying to reach: The West is not welcome here." Starting with the Pushkin Square Mickey D's made that point, especially to Russians who remember the location's symbolic importance as a mark of the Cold War's end and of America's victory.

In purely economic terms, the war on McDonald's is, like so much of Russia's recent lashing out at the West, mostly self-defeating. There are give-or-take 437 McDonald's in Russia and they purchase about 85 percent of their supplies from Russian companies. So the anti-McDonald's campaign is, in a way, a microcosm of Putin's entire approach to the Ukraine crisis: damn the economic costs, full speed ahead on aggressive nationalist symbolic gestures.
16:34 [LINK] "Attack on Ottawa: One soldier killed, one suspect dead " »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Before I left for work, this article appeared on my Facebook feed describing the 2014 Canadian Parliament Hill Shooting.

Buildings in Ottawa’s downtown core are under lockdown after the crack of gunshots rang through the halls of Parliament Hill’s Centre Block and a gunman fired on soldiers guarding Canada’s main war memorial.

Ottawa police confirmed that they were investigating “several” shootings in downtown Ottawa. There are conflicting reports of how many shooters appear to be involved in the attack on the heart of Canada’s federal government.

Gunfire erupted at the National War Memorial, then moved to Parliament Hill. The Parliament Hill shooting was captured on this video by a Globe reporter. One Parliament Hill guard was shot in the leg and is recovering in hospital.

The outbreak of violence on Wednesday shortly before 10 a.m. (ET) sent MPs into hiding and all federal government buildings into lockdown.

Gunfire erupted at the National War Memorial and then moved to Centre Block.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was with Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino in a caucus meeting when the gunfire began, Mr. Fantino told the Toronto Sun Wednesday. Fantino credits a sergeant-at-arms for taking down a gunman. "All the details are not in but the sergeant-at-arms, a former Mountie, is the one that engaged the gunman, or one of them at least, and stopped this," Fantino said.

The video the article mentions is here.

My photos of the Centre Bloc and the National War Memorial are below.

National War Memorial, Ottawa

Centre Block (1)

This is terrible.
15:23 Military bases on heightened security in Halifax after Ottawa shooting »Journal-Pioneer Local
15:22 Applications being accepted for Summerside Fire Department »Journal-Pioneer Local
SUMMERSIDE – The quality of Summerside firefighters has been recognized across the region and the country and now the city’s fire chief is calling for new volunteers to keep the complement of firefighters strong.
15:19 P.E.I. Legislature staying open »The Guardian - Local News
The P.E.I. legislature will remain open but police and security personnel have been asked to provide increased surveillance in light of the shootings this morning in Ottawa.The clerk of the Prince Edward Island Legislative Assembly Charles MacKay says officials at Province House in ...
15:11 P.E.I. politicians, staff safe as Ottawa on lockdown »Journal-Pioneer Local
Prince Edward Island senators and MPs in Ottawa are safe with most in lockdown after a shooting on Parliament Hill this morning.
15:01 Stop muddying the water »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
Editor, Refusing to acknowledge synthetic pesticides are causing the majority, if not all, the fish kills in our rivers, brooks, and ponds, the Ghiz government and the Irvings again chose to muddy the water by avoiding to address these pesticides altogether.
14:48 Forewarned, forearmed »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
At the Read By The Sea festival in River John, N.S., last July, the biggest danger was that one of the six Canadian writers might fall off the slightly wobbly stairs leading up to the haywagon stage.
13:40 NEW DETAILS: P.E.I. politicians, staff safe as Ottawa on lockdown »The Guardian - Local News
Prince Edward Island MPs and senators and other Islanders in Ottawa are safe after a shooting on Parliament Hill Wednesday morning. Charlottetown MP Sean Casey and Cardigan MP Lawrence MacAulay remain in lockdown in Parliament’s Centre Block, where shots were fired by a rifle-wielding gunman ...
13:40 P.E.I. politicians, staff safe as Ottawa on lockdown »The Guardian - Local News
Prince Edward Island senators and MPs in Ottawa are safe with most in lockdown after a shooting on Parliament Hill this morning. MPs Sean Casey and Lawrence MacAulay are in lockdown together, while Wayne Easter and Gail Shea's twitter accounts both indicate they are also safe. Sen. Libbe Hubley ...
13:14 ‘I’m OK’ »Journal-Pioneer Local
UPDATED: Summerside’s Noah Richardson, a page in the House of Commons, safe; was getting ready to head to the Hill for afternoon shift
13:08 Tuna fishery concludes just shy of allocation »Journal-Pioneer Local
ALBERTON -- Just 28.9 kilograms. That’s how close the Prince Edward Island tuna fleet came to filling its 2014 allocation.
12:45 The Succubus Photo Shoot - Part Two (possibly NSFW) »The Monkey Rodeo
And now the rest of the photos from the Succubus shoot.

This looks like it should be a movie poster.

While it may look like partial nudity - there is in fact none. The idea was to create a character that it not only suited to be fairly undressed, but do it so it didn't feel like a juvenile attempt to see boobies - albeit red boobies with purple nipples made of foam latex.

Why make fake breasts? Why not? Not every model is comfortable showing off their breasts, so it shouldn't even be a question, nor should it be assumed so either. In this case I wanted to attempt something that while it looked surreal, also looked a little realistic to catch the viewer off guard a bit - since this is a fairly huge departure overall from what I normally do.

 And of course, as I mentioned in Part One, this was my last shoot with Julie - possibly forever, if not a long, long time - so I wanted to go as far as I could. My whole goal with all these photos is to show off Demons, there's that whole "don't judge a book by it's cover" idea - so even if a girl his bright red with horns and spikes all over her, doesn't mean she still isn't beautiful.

Okay, so it might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it does present an incredibly striking image that, I personally think, doesn't feel overly porn-y or sleazy.

The concept of creating a Succubus, a generally known bit of mythology, is that it sort of explains away the nudity, this would obviously be a creature more than comfortable with her sexuality and present herself in a totally relaxed way for a photo shoot - something neither myself or any model I've ever worked with would be truly comfortable doing. I shoot Demons, not porn - although I'm well aware some would label all this as such.

I was worried it wouldn't all work out. The whole thing wouldn't come together and might feel a little cheesy or cheap - but for me it worked brilliantly. I knew red would be a tricky colour, but it's a great character type colour. All blue, green, or purple would not have looked this striking for a shoot like this. The makeup all worked together fantastically, I was slightly worried the added horns on her arms and legs might not blend in, I think they work great and just add a little more depth to the whole thing.

Overall, I couldn't be happier with this shoot. It was a gamble, since there was so much time, money, and effort poured into this, that it might not work. The whole thing could have looked silly, or too ugly. I took several stabs at the design of that cowl piece, which ties the whole thing together and is really the centerpiece of it all, as far as I'm concerned, and I hope to use it in a couple future shoots if possible.

And yes, it looks like Darkness, Tim Curry's character from Legend. That was unintentional and as soon as I stood back and really looked at it with the camera, I realized it instantly - and really, that's not a terrible comparison at all. Darkness is still such a standout makeup/character that I'm glad I created something that could easily stand as a counterpoint to that if it had to.

So that's it. I think I've taken the overtly sexy Demon concept as far as I can. Some might pop up here and there, but way more PG, but I don't think I can ever top this - at least not any time soon.

12:40 Corrie star thrills Summerside fans »Journal-Pioneer Local
Chris Gascoyne, a.k.a. Peter Barlow, entertains packed house at Harbourfront Theatre
12:30 RCMP check hundreds of drivers in safe roads initiative »The Guardian - Local News
MONTAGUE — Kings District RCMP conducted a number of Safe Roads initiatives over the weekend. On Friday evening, Kings District RCMP set up checkpoints in Montague, Commercial Cross and Cardross, making contact with approximately 300 drivers. As a result, one male was issued a seven-day ...
12:27 Gunman storms Parliament Hill; at least two hurt, including a soldier »Journal-Pioneer Local
12:27 Shots fired on Parliament Hill, soldier injured at National War Memorial »Journal-Pioneer Local
THE CANADIAN PRESSOTTAWA — A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa has been shot by an unknown gunman and there have been reports of gunfire inside the halls of Parliament.
12:27 Soldier dead, two injured in Parliament Hill siege; one gunman dead »Journal-Pioneer Local
12:23 Huggan named UPEI athletic director »The Guardian - Sports
Chris Huggan is the new director of athletics and recreation at UPEI. The university made the announcement Wednesday morning. “I am excited about the opportunity and challenge of becoming the Director of Athletics and Recreation at UPEI,” said Huggan. “I look forward to working with the ...
12:04 Hallowe'en Lights (60 Words) » | New Topics
These people are putting on quite the Hallowe'en show at their house this year! ":shock:"

'Hell's Bells'

'Bohemian Rhapsody'

12:00 World War 1 - The war in France until Oct 20th - The preparation for war »Robert Paterson's Weblog
This picture is of the Cloth Hall in Ypres in October 1914. Ypres would be the home of the Canadians for much of the war. By the time the Division arrived in this sector in February 1915, the Cloth Hall...
12:00 Charlottetown woman dies after car accident in Nova Scotia »The Guardian - Local News
A Charlottetown woman who suffered serious injuries in an automobile accident in Nova Scotia earlier this month has died. Leanne Joy Cail died Saturday at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Cail, age 42, was the director of marketing and fund raising at the P.E.I. Humane Society. Born in Ottawa, ...
11:40 It is possible that the ‘Farm’ is really at risk? »The Guardian - Opinion
Ottawa rejects local agreement to transfer Experimental Farm to perpetual green space
11:38 Take the time to cast ballot »The Guardian - Opinion
Editor: As election day for the City of Charlottetown approaches, I am taking a few minutes to reflect on my election campaign experience of the past weeks. I very much enjoyed meeting voters of Ward 9 in their homes and am grateful that they took the time to share their perspective and ...
11:36 Playing politics to secure votes »The Guardian - Opinion
Editor: Pro Choice P.E.I. would like to reiterate that it is the prerogative of the P.E.I. government to make decisions regarding health care on P.E.I., and that the most recent developments that have come to light, thanks to the investigative reporting at the CBC, have provided truly ...
11:27 A deaf ear to vets’ pleas »The Guardian - Opinion
Editor: Sad but true. Since the Conservatives have been in power for eight years they have turned a deaf ear to the needs of veterans who have been treated badly by the government they willingly fought for.Reading a letter to the editor written by the Minister of Veterans Affairs, the ...
11:22 Covered bridge a hidden jewel »The Guardian - Opinion
Editor: On a recent holiday to the Maritimes, we prairie folk from Manitoba were thrilled to see the most beautiful covered bridge nearly hidden in Hunter River. It was only by luck that we happened across it on our way to Cavendish. Earlier in the morning at breakfast at our hotel near by, a ...
11:19 Journey towards sustainability yet to begin; perils of complacency »The Guardian - Opinion
By Dr. Palanisamy Nagarajan (guest opinion)
11:04 New books and new recipes to try »The Guardian - Living
Are you wondering, as I was, which books won the Taste Canada cookbook awards on Monday night?Here’s the list of winners in the English categories: Culinary Narratives - “The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement,” by Nick Saul and Andrea Curtis, ...
11:00 Alberton wants right to ban chemicals »The Guardian - Local News
ALBERTON — The province of P.E.I. has, for a number of years, issued permits to Westech Agriculture for the use of Terr-O-Gas 67 on its fields, the Town of Alberton has learned. Terr-O-Gas is a fumigant containing 67 per cent methyl bromide and 32.7 per cent chloropicrin. It is that 32.7 per ...
10:30 Kensington area man faces drug-trafficking charges »Journal-Pioneer Local
SUMMERSIDE —A 43-year-old Kensington area man faces charges of possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking after an incident outside a downtown Summerside business Tuesday.
10:30 Charlottetown woman awaits sentence on forgery charges »The Guardian - Local News
Sentence has been adjourned to Dec. 3 in the case of a 46-year-old Charlottetown woman who pleaded guilty Monday in provincial court to two charges of forgery. Shelley Lynn Nicholson entered the guilty pleas before Provincial Court Judge Nancy Orr. The court was told Nicholson was working in ...
10:00 Montague man shines in naval operation »The Guardian - Local News
Leading seaman A.J. Nicholson has raised the bar. The Montague native recently received a Commander’s Commendation for performing above the call of duty. The 28-year-old naval reservist was lauded for his work as operations room supervisor aboard HMCS Yellowknife while taking part in Operation ...
09:30 Six-year-old girl tackles cancer with courage »The Guardian - Local News
Autumn Newell was up at 6:15 in the morning on this school day. However, the six-year-old Montague girl was getting ready to head to the hospital, rather than to hit the classroom. The 45-minute trip to the QEH in Charlotettown is a familiar one for the young girl who was diagnosed with cancer ...
09:22 Ellsworth to captain Team Canada in qualifying event in Argentina »The Guardian - Sports
Jeff Ellsworth left Tuesday for Argentina for a qualifying event for next year’s Pan American and International Softball Federation (ISF) world tournaments. “It’s the last big trip internationally,” the Brooklyn resident said Tuesday. “They’re pretty fun. They’re pretty unique when you get to ...
09:15 What Can You Do to Stop Microsoft Spam Emails »NJN Network
A few tips for Windows Live and Hotmail email users to stop spam, scams and hacking
08:58 Daily Specials for Wednesday, October 22, 2014 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Wednesday, October 22, 2014 are:

  • Roasted Butternut Squash Soup $4.99
  • Potato Rosti with Bacon and Eggs...$11.99 golden brown and seasoned, grated potato cake topped with 2 eggs prepared to your liking and crispy bacon

Casa Mia Restaurant
131 Queen Street
Charlottetown, PE
Telephone: (902) 367-4440

08:50 Passerby saves woman from burning »Journal-Pioneer Local
A woman cooking supper in her kitchen Monday owes her life to a passing stranger who refuses to acknowledge he is a hero.
08:16 [VIDEO POST] What happened when I read One Day Closer to my 6 year old »In Other Words...
07:56 Red Like Me Suggests CBC PEI Investigation Assignments »
CBC Charlottetown while really trying to get into the news business, is missing the mark entirely. Since CBC executives botched the NHL contracts and the revenue we are seeing new objective journalism imposed on the cozy back water “feel good” … Continue reading
07:41 Premier Robert Ghiz gains, loses senior staffers »The Guardian - Local News
A former advisor to P.E.I. Premier Robert Ghiz who left to work for the Liberal premier of Nova Scotia last year is returning to work in Prince Edward Island. Geoff Townsend will return in November to work as Ghiz’s principal secretary. This was the same position he held in Nova Scotia for the ...
07:30 Search finds missing Charlottetown kayaker »The Guardian - Local News
A large search and rescue effort found a missing kayaker in the Fairview area Monday. The RCMP became involved after receiving a call that a 62-year-old man from Charlottetown had not returned from an afternoon kayak trip. The kayak was soon found on the shore, secured with a rope, but no sign ...
07:10 Panthers looking for more offence heading into Wednesday's game »The Guardian - Sports
Forbes MacPherson likes the way his team is playing even if the results show a .500 squad. The UPEI Panthers men’s hockey team is 1-1-1 after two weeks of the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) season. “I think the challenge as a coach is to not judge a team on wins and losses. It’s to have an ...
06:50 [PHOTO] Doll stranded in tree, High Park, Toronto »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
06:48 An extended period of wet weather ahead for PEI.. »peistormchaser
Wednesday October 22nd 6:45am..  HAVING SOME PROBLEMS GETTING ACCESS TO THE LATEST COMPUTER MODEL DATA THIS MORNING SO I DON’T HAVE ALL MY USUAL SOURCES. A low pressure system has developed off the mid Atlantic states and will intensify as … Continue reading
06:48 An extended period of wet weather ahead for PEI.. »peistormchaser
Wednesday October 22nd 6:45am..  HAVING SOME PROBLEMS GETTING ACCESS TO THE LATEST COMPUTER MODEL DATA THIS MORNING SO I DON’T HAVE ALL MY USUAL SOURCES. A low pressure system has developed off the mid Atlantic states and will intensify as … Continue reading
06:27 Justin Trudeau Phones Into CBC PEI To Put His Foot In Premier Ghiz’ Mouth? »
Robert Ghiz and PEI Health have been very busy trying to explain why they have hidden a report which demonstrated cost savings by providing abortion services in PEI. Ghiz even went to the extreme expense of rehiring his favourite spin … Continue reading
02:37 Graveyard soccer - Barbados.  »nathan rochford:blog

Graveyard soccer - Barbados. 

00:59 [URBAN NOTE] "Buffalo airport courts Toronto travellers" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
The Toronto Star's Vanessa Lu the continuing successful efforts of Buffalo Niagara International Airport to court Canadian travellers on the basis of lower costs.

With millions of Canadians already flocking to U.S. airports in search of cheaper flights, the Buffalo airport is launching a marketing campaign to woo even more passengers.

While Canadian airports and airlines have complained about the millions in lost revenues when travellers head south of the border to catch flights, the Americans see it differently.

“It’s not a negative thing. We have been serving the Canadian market since forever,” said Pascal Cohen, senior marketing manager for the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, who was in Toronto on Tuesday to make his pitch to reporters.

Cohen notes that he, like many other residents of Western New York, will go in the opposite direction, using the Toronto airport to fly to international destinations. “You wouldn’t use the Buffalo airport to go to Abu Dhabi,” he said.

“We’re like conjoined twins,” he argued. “It’s a contiguous marketplace. There just happens to be a border.”


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