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Wednesday November 26, 2014

01:00 [LINK] "NASA Aims To Slash Space Shipping Costs With Shiny 3-D Printer" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Universe Today's Elizabeth Howell notes the advent of 3-D printing in space.

Need a part on the International Space Station? You’re going to have to wait for that. That is, wait for the next spaceship to arrive with the critical tool to make a repair, or replace something that broke. You can imagine how that slows down NASA’s desire for science on the orbiting laboratory.

Enter the first orbiting “machine shop”: a 3-D printer that was just installed in the station’s Columbus laboratory this week. If the printer works as planned, astronauts will be able to make simple things based on instructions from the ground. Over time, the agency hopes this will save time and money, and reduce the need to rely on shipments from Earth. And keep an eye out in 2015: two other 3-D printers are scheduled to join it.

As NASA aims to send astronauts to an asteroid and perhaps to Mars, the need to manufacture parts on site is critical. Sending a valve to Phobos isn’t an easy proposition. Much better that future crews will make stuff on the spot, and NASA says the space station will be a good spot to test this kind of stuff out. Adding motivation is a National Research Council report from this summer urging NASA to start 3-D printing testing as soon as possible, since the station (as of yet) is only funded by all partners through 2020. Negotiations are ongoing to extend that to 2024.

Tuesday November 25, 2014

23:19 [LINK] "New Gene Studies Suggest There Are Hundreds of Kinds of Autism" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Wired shared Sarah DeWeerdt's fascinating article which uses the latest researches in genetics to argue that "autism" is not a single condition but rather a vast and diverse clade of superficially similar genetic conditions. This understood diversity has obvious implications for treatment.

Rather than recruiting people with autism based on outward characteristics, some researchers are turning this flood of genetic information into an advantage: They are classifying children with autism based on their genetics, and thoroughly characterizing each subgroup to map autism’s landscape as a whole. These ‘genetics-first’ studies, including the one in which Waylon and Geoffrey participate, may help researchers to construct a meaningful taxonomy of autism and understand the source of its diversity. Eventually, such studies may even lead to treatments that address the root cause of a child’s autism, rather than just the symptoms.

Researchers have known for a couple of decades from genetic disorders closely related to autism, such as Rett syndrome and fragile X syndrome, that people with a disruption in the same gene often have similar symptoms. In the past ten years or so, advances in technologies for sequencing and analyzing DNA have provided hints that the same is often true for people with so-called idiopathic autism, or autism of unknown cause.

Beginning in the mid-2000s, microarray technology revealed that people with autism tend to carry many copy number variations, deletions or duplications of large stretches of DNA that encompass multiple genes. Researchers soon saw that people who harbor the same copy number variants often share other characteristics and symptoms as well.

To investigate these commonalities, some teams began to look into subgroups of people with a common chromosomal alteration. The most comprehensive of these projects so far is the Simons Variation in Individuals Project (Simons VIP), which is characterizing about 200 people with variations of a chromosomal region called 16p11.2. (The Simons VIP is funded by the Simons Foundation,’s parent organization.) About 20 percent of individuals with deletions in this region and 10 percent with duplications have autism.

In the past couple of years, it has become feasible to look more closely at the DNA of people with autism by analyzing all of the protein-coding sequences in their genomes — about 1 percent of the roughly 3 billion base pairs that make up each genome. This approach has revealed that many people with autism have mutations that aren’t found in people without the disorder, but few people with autism share the same mutation. Despite analyzing genetic material from more than 2,500 people with autism, “We almost never saw the same gene hit twice,” says Evan Eichler, professor of genome sciences at the University of Washington and a leader of one of the first of these studies.
22:01 Driver missing after vehicle stolen, crashed in Charlottetown »The Guardian - Local News
Hits, snaps power pole on Beach Grove Road about 5 a.m. Tuesday
22:00 Oh Canada »justpictureit
photo - Oh Canada

Found this unbelievable image of a murmuration the other day:

21:14 Hurricanes women's volleyball makes national rankings »The Guardian - Sports
The Holland College Hurricanes women’s volleyball team’s turnaround has caught the attention of people across the country. The ’Canes, which won a combined two games from its first season in 2009-10 to 2013-14, was ranked 15th in the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) rankings on ...
20:12 Turfed out Conservative Olive Crane Will Join Corrupted PEI Liberals »
Olive Crane will announce that she will run for the Liberal party in the next Provincial Election. Will the Liberals allow her to ask the questions which made the Conservatives throw her under the bus as leader and then ultimately … Continue reading
20:03 Run on red clothing has Premier Robert Ghiz talking about Olive Crane's big news »The Guardian - Local News
Independent MLA Olive Crane says she has a big announcement to make, but what it will be is anyone’s guess.Crane recently posted on Facebook that she planned to make what she called an exciting announcement Wednesday during her statement time in the legislature.She stoked speculation by later ...
19:20 First significant snowfall expected for PEI tomorrow night.. »peistormchaser
Tuesday November 25th 7:15pm…  A warm front crossed the region last night and temperatures responded y climbing into the mid teens across the island. Temperatures will cool down tonight with the passage of a cold front but still remain fairly … Continue reading
19:05 [LINK] "The last Arab" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Maged Mandour's Open Democracy essay arguing that pan-Arab identities are declining in importance as national and sectarian identities surpass it in relevance looks convincing, at least.

The signs of the erosion of Arab identity are visible across the region. In Iraq, sectarianism is on the rise. The Sunni, Shia, and Kurdish communities are divided, with fault lines drawn in blood. The idea of being Iraqi is outdated, and the idea of being part of the Arab nation is even more distant.

Ever since the American invasion of Iraq, political divisions have been aggravated, and this has been deepened by political elites who have been using systematic state violence to stoke up sectarianism in order to cling to power. There has been a systemic elimination of Sunni community leaders from power by an overtly sectarian Iraqi government. The deliberate policy of "sectarianising" the security apparatus of the state has not only stoked sectarianism, it has caused the Sunni community as well as the Kurdish community to identify themselves in terms of their sect, rather than as Iraqi or Arab.

In Egypt, the inward-looking policy of de-Arabizing that started with President Sadat has reached its apex. The clearest symptom of this is the national sentiment towards Palestinians as well as Syrians. Egypt’s stance has dramatically shifted against Gaza, especially Hamas, who are now being blamed for the terrorist attacks in Sinai, with the military regime using these attacks to tighten the blockade of the strip and increase domestic support.

In terms of attitudes towards Syria, the majority have dramatically shifted their support to Assad, as the mania of “fighting terrorism” sweeps the nation. There is very little sympathy for the Syrian people’s suffering even though Assad has been on a rampage for the better part of three years.

[. . .]

Domestically, there is a large segment of Egyptian society that is not seen as Egyptian, but they are seen instead as agents of external powers, and most importantly, as foreign elements who identify themselves with a sect, namely the Muslim Brotherhood. Members of the Brotherhood are seen as placing their identity of belonging to the Brotherhood above their identity as Egyptians. In essence, Egypt is developing its own version of sectarianism. In this context, the divide is not religious or linguistic, it is secular/Islamist.

In Syria, the game of sectarianism has reached its apex. The revolt can now easily be characterised as a revolt by the Sunni majority against an openly sectarian regime. This, of course, ignores the more complex dynamic in Syria, with the critical role played by the Sunni urban middle class in their support for the regime. However, it is very difficult to ignore the fact that the Assad regime has mastered the sectarian game; gaining the support of the minorities as their protector against the Sunni onslaught, which threatens the very existence of some of these minorities, especially the Alawites. In effect, the struggle is turning into an existential struggle for these sects as they are no longer being identified as Syrian or Arab.
19:02 [LINK] "AIDS Is No. 1 Killer of African Teenagers" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Sam Olukoya's Inter Press Service article is a much-needed reminder that, whatever the emergent state of the epidemic in developed countries, elsewhere in the world HIV/AIDS is still terribly deadly.

Two years ago, Shola* was kicked out of the family house in Abeokuta, in southwestern Nigeria, after testing HIV-positive at age 13. He was living with his father, his stepmother and their seven children.

[. . .]

“Shola felt as an outcast,” says Akinpelu. Eventually, Shola’s grandparents took him in.

HIV among teenagers is devastating families in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa, where AIDS has become the leading cause of death among adolescents.

“This is absolutely unacceptable,” says Craig McClure, chief of HIV programmes with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in New York. “What’s more, AIDS-related deaths are decreasing for all age groups except adolescents.”

The global AIDS death toll fell by 30 percent between 2005 and 2012 but increased by 50 percent among adolescents, says a UNICEF report.</blcokquote>
18:59 [LINK] "As Espresso Rises, Will 'Greek Coffee' Be Left To The Turks?" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Alastair Bland's post at NPR's The Salt about the decline of traditional Greek coffee-drinking patterns caught my attention.

Greeks have loved coffee for centuries. Today, they drink more per capita than even the French and Italians, and almost as much as Americans, and they may spend hours each week in cafes. They're proud of their coffee too, and if you call their rich, gritty signature brew "Turkish coffee" instead of Greek, you're practically asking for a fight in the Greek islands.

But while coffee can be a matter of national pride, increasingly, the Greeks are sipping on a decidedly non-Greek brew: espresso. Chalk it up as one more sign of globalization.

From hipster-thick city centers to the remote hinterlands, espresso is booming in Greece. Mikel Coffee Co., a cafe chain focused on espresso-based drinks, has spread through the country. New restaurants in Athens are specializing in serving espresso — and training baristas to prepare it. Coffee-roasting companies have appeared, and in the midst of the trend, gritty Greek coffee has been put on the back burner.

And the tourism industry has also latched firmly onto espresso: Today, new hotels often install industrial-sized espresso machines in their kitchens, something they weren't doing five years ago, says Athens architect Yiannis Giannopoulos, who oversees construction and remodeling of hotels.

Chrysa Gerolymatou, the general director of the 6-year-old Mikel Coffee Co., believes Greek coffee lovers increasingly see espresso as a more cosmopolitan, modern choice. Whatever the reasons, she says, espresso is undeniably catching on in Greece. "Consider that until the early '90s, there were only two coffee choices — Greek traditional coffee and instant coffee," she tells The Salt in an email.
18:57 [URBAN NOTE] On the second city of Ukraine, Kharkiv »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Transition Online posted an essay by a young Ukrainian, Viktoria Grivina, about what is now Ukraine's city, Kharkiv. Her description of a city still profound marked by the late Soviet era was evocative to me.

Showing where I live to foreigners was awkward. First, the name – Kharkiv, Kharkov, Xarjkov – is bizarre to pronounce and impossible to remember. Second, the webcam missed the 19th-century downtown and focused on the unfortunate Lenin, who hours earlier had literally been torn from the main square. Close to the plinth that had supported our former revolutionary leader stood four green portable toilets and a janitor. In a gray and orange coat, the janitor posed for the webcam with a look of melancholy. Nearby was the empty Freedom Square.

The two Europeans, Marco and Blas, were bemused by our unwillingness to build anything in this ridiculously huge area. “So this is the agora where people gather in Kharkiv?” Marco asked. I answered, "No." Marco required an explanation, “Where do they go to express their opinions then?” "”If they want to do that, they go home,” I said.

The surrounding streets were eerily empty. “Are you sure it’s not Chernobyl?” Blas asked. “I’m sure. See this is my school. No wait, it's not my school – it's on the other side of the city – but my school is an identical twin of this. We also have three basic types of apartment houses: five-, nine- and 16-stories. I live in a nine-story block. Any nine-story tower you see on the webcam you can consider my house,” I told them.

Marco wondered how the city planners came up with this cloning approach. As my history teacher once said, everything started in good faith and with good intentions. Besides, as the great Russian painter and thinker Kazimir Malevich wrote in his 1915 manifesto, the ideal form is rectangular: you can’t spoil a right rectangular prism, the most tasteful basis for architecture.

Blas looked again at the gray concrete nine-stories of the Saltovka neighborhood and asked whether people still thought that Malevich was right. I answered that it was something to dispute about. But not on the square; if you see someone protesting on Freedom Square, consider them aliens.
18:52 [URBAN NOTE] "Mayor-elect [Tory] supports narrower city streets" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
The Toronto Star's Betsy Powell reports on a pleasant news item: the mayor-elect of Toronto talking rationally and calmly about counterintuitive measures which might improve traffic.

Mayor-elect John Tory says he’s open to a city staff proposal to narrow Toronto streets to reduce speeds and increase safety as long as it does not add or worsen traffic congestion.

“Mr. (Stephen) Buckley, (general manager of the city’s transportation services department) says, and his experts, that this is in fact will help traffic to move more smoothly and some of these lanes are already in place on streets like Danforth and University Ave.,” Tory told reporters Tuesday at city hall.

“But I just want to make sure that is in fact what is achieved because if as we move to implement this in different places it actually has the effect of making the traffic congestion worse than I think it’s something we’re going to have to take another look at.”

[. . .]

Tory noted other cities, such as New York and Chicago, have narrowed lane size to improve traffic flow and safety.

“It is on that basis that I would say let’s take a look at doing it at other places (in Toronto.)”
18:00 The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared at Tuesday, November 25, 2014 ... »Tonight at City Cinema
Only 5 days left to see this film.

Rated: 14 Accompaniment (Coarse Language, Violence)
Runs: 114 minutes
Director: Felix Herngren
Country: Sweden
Released: 2013
Starring: Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg
Language: In Swedish with English subtitles.

"The title character of this long-titled movie - who really does do all that - touches on highlights of the last hundred years. Of course, you don't have to have much grasp of history to enjoy the chronological leaps taken in the life of one Allan Karlsson, played from the age of 20 to you-guessed-it by the terrifically protean Robert Gustafsson. Things begin when Allan, who has a lifelong taste for blowing stuff up, gets himself shipped to an old folks' home. He's not there long enough to enjoy the candle-swamped marzipan cake they get for him. Instead, he heads off into the unknown, almost penniless, but with a knack for running into both big trouble and excellent luck at just about every turn. It would be churlish to say more than that his travels involve a skinhead-biker gang chasing a purloined suitcase, a clueless police detective, a perennially indecisive grad student with a getaway car, and the oversize remnants of a travelling circus. It's also worth mentioning that, in the flashback sections, he spends quality time with Stalin, Franco, Truman, and Robert Oppenheimer, who likewise favoured big bangs, but who had more second thoughts than our hero ever bothered with. Allan's peripatetic, if introspection-free, journeys have inspired comparisons with the simple hero of Forrest Gump, but a more fitting precedent is the guy from Zelig, who managed to be near the centre of everything without attracting much attention to himself." - Ken Eisner, The Georgia Straight

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17:50 Up to 25 centimetres of snow possible Thursday »The Guardian - Local News
A snowfall warning is now in place across Prince Edward Island. Environment Canada is warning that snowfall totals of 15 to 25 centimetres could be expected. CLICK HERE TO READ THE LATEST WARNING FOR P.E.I. Rain will develop across the Maritimes on Wednesday afternoon as a storm approaches ...
17:45 Pentatonix Sing Their Hearts Out For Christmas »NJN Network
A cappella Christmas CD soars up Billboard 200 with happy Christmas music
17:24 Jian Ghomeshi reaches agreement with CBC »The Guardian - Living
Scandal-plagued former radio host Jian Ghomeshi has reached an agreement with the CBC to withdraw his $55-million lawsuit against the public broadcaster, a CBC spokesman said on Tuesday. Ghomeshi was fired by the CBC last month amid allegations of “abusive behaviour” from numerous women — ...
17:24 Jian Ghomeshi reaches agreement with CBC, »The Guardian - Living
Scandal-plagued former radio host Jian Ghomeshi has reached an agreement with the CBC to withdraw his $55-million lawsuit against the public broadcaster, a CBC spokesman said on Tuesday.Ghomeshi was fired by the CBC last month amid allegations of “abusive behaviour” from numerous women — claims ...
17:09 Failed concert may have hurt at the polls, says Stewart »Journal-Pioneer Local
SUMMERSIDE —It was a decision he thought was best for the city at the time.
17:08 Stewart not counting out politics »Journal-Pioneer Local
SUMMERSIDE — A future in politics isn’t something Basil Stewart is considering at the moment but it is also something he isn’t counting out.
17:07 Tynski, Palmer lead Dolphins »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Head coach pleased with showing at Fall Splash
17:06 Wes Sheridan questioned over racy gaming event »The Guardian - Local News
Questions about Finance Minister Wes Sheridan’s expenses for a trip he took to England in 2012 for a gaming conference took an unexpected twist Tuesday in the legislature.Opposition Leader Steven Myers said the conference featured a racy gala event entitled Fire and Ice, with the theme ...
17:04 Life after the mayor’s chair »Journal-Pioneer Local
Basil Stewart reflects on his 29 years as Summerside’s mayor
16:50 UNB remains third in men’s hockey rankings »Journal-Pioneer Sports
OTTAWA – The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds remained at No. 3 in this week’s Canadian Interuniversity Sport men’s hockey top-10 rankings released Tuesday.
16:48 New area code available starting Sunday »Journal-Pioneer Local
All calls now require 10-digit dialing on P.E.I.
16:38 Town of Kensington set to unveil time capsule New Year’s Day »Journal-Pioneer Local
KENSINGTON —It will mark the end of a celebratory year for the Town of Kensington and its residents.
16:35 Case of farming operation charged with crop rotation violations adjourned »Journal-Pioneer Local
SUMMERSIDE — The case of a Prince County farm operation charged with crop rotation violations and discharging a contaminant into the environment has been adjourned until the new year.
16:21 Three Oaks student-athlete of the month »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Ryan Merrett has been chosen as the Greco Pizza/Capt. Sub student-athlete of the month at Three Oaks Senior High School in Summerside for September.
16:18 [BLOG] Some Tuesday links »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)

  • blogTO lists ten signs that you grew up in the Toronto neighbourhood of The Annex.

  • The Dragon's Tales links to Alva Noe's essay arguing that artificial intelligences are so far less capable than amoebas.

  • The Everyday Sociology Blog looks at the sociology of being a houseguest.

  • Geocurrents' Martin Lewis notes that, while Scandinavian-Americans don't seem to vote as a cohesive bloc, Dutch-Americans do.

  • Joe. My. God. notes a ridiculous British noble who makes ridiculous claims about GLBT people.

  • Livejournaler mindstalk reflects on The Siberian Curse with its thesis that Russia's northwards orientation hurts its economy.

  • Spacing calls for a comprehensive study of urban transportation costs in Canada.

  • Torontoist notes Spacing's new store in Toronto.

  • Transit Toronto notes that tunneling for the Eglinton line has reached the area of Bathurst Street.

  • Writing Through the Fog shares beautiful street photos of Valetta, capital of Malta.

15:43 Caldwell, Bowden chosen as Hurricanes’ athletes of the week »Journal-Pioneer Sports
CHARLOTTETOWN – Women’s volleyball player Emily Caldwell and men’s basketball player Chase Bowden have been selected as the Holland Hurricanes athletes of the week for the week ending Nov. 23.
15:21 Mid-Isle rallies in third to earn tie »Journal-Pioneer Sports
CHARLOTTETOWN – The Mid-Isle Matrix scored two goals in the final nine minutes of the third period to earn a 3-3 tie with the Sherwood Falcons on Monday night.
15:19 NDP MP Interview About Sexual Assault »
One of the NDP MP’s gave an interview in Huffington Post Trudeau appears to have bumbled and fumbled again,sadly.
14:38 Potato production grows by almost five per cent »The Guardian - Business
P.E.I. potato production has grown by almost five per cent this year following a good growing year and successful harvest.It’s the third year in a row for increased production and the 2014 crop boasts a bounty of more than 100 million pounds.“Much of the production is needed to fill increased ...
14:23 Our battle to save lives »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
To the Editor: Just a short while ago, we had Remembrance Day. My dad is a veteran of the Second World War. He spent six years in Europe fighting the tyranny of Hitler and his slaughtering armies.
14:22 Attempts remain feeble »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
To the Editor, Avrim ben Ezra's feeble attempts (The Journal Pioneer, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, p. A6) to justify his obvious anti-Jewish bias by claiming he has a Jewish name is ridiculous. By claiming I am a boxer does not make me Mohammed Ali.
14:16 Holland College staff donate coats for students in need »The Guardian - Living
Holland College staff across the province are participating in a college wide campaign to provide winter clothing free of charge to students in need and their families. The campaign is being spearheaded by Tricia Thompson and Eryn Callin, who work in the college's student support services ...
14:01 Caldwell, Bowden chosen as Hurricanes top athletes of the week »The Guardian - Sports
Emily Caldwell and Chase Bowden are this week’s Holland College Hurricanes athletes of the week.Caldwell, a third-year member of the Hurricanes from Simonds, N.B., has helped lead her team to their best start (5-1) in team history. They are in second place in the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic ...
14:00 Stephen Lewis joins the chorus criticizing PM »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
At the age of 77, Stephen Lewis describes himself as being "happily in his dotage," a man free to bare his soul and dispense with diplomatic niceties.
12:46 Kensington construction business damaged by fire »The Guardian - Local News
KENSINGTON – An early morning dog-walker in Kensington stumbled upon a fire at a commercial building Tuesday. Firefighters got the call at about 6 a.m. Sharpe Construction, at 31 Stewart St., suffered significant damage to its interior in the blaze. No one was injured. The provincial fire ...
12:42 Kensington Christmas Parade set for Dec. 7 »Journal-Pioneer Local
KENSINGTON – Santa Claus is coming to Kensington Dec. 7.
12:41 [PHOTO] The flags of Brazil and Portugal on Ossington Avenue »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
12:38 ScreenScape Connect – live event »ScreenScape Official News
What’s new at ScreenScape? Introducing ScreenScape Connect. ScreenScape Connect is the result of a happy marriage of software from ScreenScape and commercial-grade hardware from Dell that together have been optimized from the ground up for a single purpose – to quickly connect your screen to the ScreenScape network and turn it into a simple yet […]
12:21 Veterans with PTSD face eight-month wait for benefits: auditor general »The Guardian - Local News
OTTAWA — The federal auditor general says some of Canada’s battle-scarred veterans are waiting up to eight months before finding out whether they are eligible for mental health disability benefits. And for a handful of those ex-soldiers, the cumbersome application process is only the beginning ...
12:17 Reitmans shutting down Smart Set stores »The Guardian - Business
Reitmans Canada Ltd. (TSX:RET.A) is closing its Smart Set clothing stores. The retail company says it will close its 107 stores during the next 12 to 18 months but will convert 31 stores to operate under other company brands. There are three Smart Set stores in Prince Edward Island – two in ...
12:08 Aces sweep Falcons »Journal-Pioneer Sports
CHARLOTTETOWN – The Tignish Perry’s Construction Aces completed a home-and-home sweep of the Sherwood Falcons in the Razzy’s P.E.I. Junior C Hockey League on Monday night.
12:04 The Basement Tapes Ships On Vinyl »NJN Network
The final instalment of The Basement Tapes Raw: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 on vinyl gets Nov 24th release
11:35 Kensington vehicles, homes targeted by spray painters »Journal-Pioneer Local
KENSINGTON –Kensington Police are investigating a raft of vandalism complaints from overnight Monday.
11:30 Coincidences usually favour party in power »The Guardian - Opinion
Good news announcements find home within federal, provincial governments
11:29 Weather Network predicts stormy winter for P.E.I. »The Guardian - Local News
The Weather Network is calling for a stormy winter for Prince Edward Island. The good news is that they don’t expect the province will get quite as much snow overall as it did last winter. Meterologist Dayna Vettese expects the Island will see about two meters of snow over the course of the ...
11:28 Commercial building damaged in Kensington fire »Journal-Pioneer Local
KENSINGTON – An early morning dog-walker in Kensington stumbled upon a fire at a commercial building Tuesday.
11:23 Letter an example for poor immigration retention rate »The Guardian - Opinion
By Jodi Phillips (guest opinion)
11:21 Building on support for Canadian families »The Guardian - Opinion
11:18 Keystone XL and Canada-U.S. relations »The Guardian - Opinion
By Peter McKenna (guest opinion)
11:14 Callbeck blazed trail for women »The Guardian - Opinion
Editor: One thing you have to say about Islanders — everyone has an opinion on politics (including me). In his column Saturday (“Why not Premier Shea, Biggar, Casey or Bertram?”), Wayne Young puts forth the argument for women leaders in Island politics. He quotes former Tory leader Pat Mella on ...
11:11 Grand conspiracy might be in play »The Guardian - Opinion
Editor: I saw the most astonishing piece of information on today’s editorial page. It seems that reputable hospitals. medical personnel, clinics all over this country and the world are performing abortions, even though there is plenty of evidence showing negative results from an abortion to ...
11:09 Two buildings hurt downtown »The Guardian - Opinion
Editor: Upon my walkabout in our fine city with so many nice improvements made downtown, it is discouraging to see two apartment buildings in such deterioration in King Street area. To the landlord I say only, “bah, humbug.” And to everyone else, have a very Merry Christmas.Peter Jones,Charlottetown
11:07 Lying, bullying far from comedy »The Guardian - Opinion
Editor: Concerning the commercial on CBC TV, “It’s OK to lie to your children.” I agree totally with the letter of Monday, Nov. 17, by Marion Murphy. This message is appalling. Also, of the same commercial, “If your children lie to you,” the response should be counselling the children not to ...
11:05 Gaudette right to seek apology »The Guardian - Opinion
Editor: In his letter, Claude Gaudette was absolutely right when he criticized Paul MacNeill for his rant against Robert Ghiz and the Liberals.It’s not the first time commentators have used CBC Compass to criticize the Liberals. So much for being neutral. Both MacNeill and CBC should ...
11:03 Party leader fails to finish mandate »The Guardian - Opinion
Editor: Deputy Premier George Webster seems to think they might have to have an early election since their party has to pick a new leader and he will not have a mandate to govern. Mr. Webster should know that the general public does not elect the premier of the province. They elect individual ...
11:02 Lobster levy likely coming by spring, says PEIFA »The Guardian - Local News
ALBERTON — The manager of the P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association believes everything remains on-track for a marketing levy to be collected from next year’s lobster catches. Ian MacPherson was responding Monday to a report that the provincial governments of the Maritime Provinces will miss their ...
11:01 Lost camera, lost memories »The Guardian - Opinion
Editor: On October 10th I visited a beautiful basilica in your city and accidentally left my camera in a pew. I returned five minutes later to find it gone. If the person who picked it up would like a handsome reward to hand me back the memory card, I would be so happy to give them a financial ...
10:49 Wight’s four-point effort keys Vipers’ road win »Journal-Pioneer Sports
MONTAGUE – Adam Wight scored once and assisted on three others to lead the Kensington Moase Plumbing and Heating Vipers to a lopsided road win on Friday night.
10:47 Flyers blank Wild to remain undefeated »Journal-Pioneer Sports
MONCTON, N.B. – Xavier Cormier stopped all 23 shots in helping the Moncton Flyers remaining undefeated in the New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League on Sunday afternoon.
10:30 No Worry of Securities Backlash with Ron McKinley, “He hasn’t got the money” »
Things all have a way of naturally sorting themselves out and as the PEI Securities industry unfolds in full public view, horrific facts are coming to light and outstanding careers are being terminated in disgrace. A Securities complaint that began … Continue reading
10:11 Stolen Vehicle Strikes Hydro Pole »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services received a report early this morning at 4:50am regarding a vehicle striking a hydro pole on Beach Grove Rd. Police arrived at location and ascertained that the vehicle had struck a pole snapping it. No driver could be located and police determined that the vehicle had been stolen earlier from an address on University Ave. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Charlottetown Police Services 902-629-4172 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.
10:04 UPEI celebrates third annual MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing event »Journal-Pioneer Living
CHARLOTTETOWN — UPEI celebrated its third annual MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing event recently in recognition of the importance of effective writing as a foundational skill for academic success and lifelong learning.
10:00 Ghiz Appointee Frank Zhou “Business Is About Making Money, not Human Rights” »
Premier Ghiz has seemingly designated Frank Zhou and his Sunshine Group the agent for anything PEI that may have China involved in any way. Frank Zhou without any public introduction has become big player in PEI, he was featured in … Continue reading
10:00 AKKORD concert wraps up SPC Sundays series »Journal-Pioneer Living
The final SPC Sundays performance of the season takes place on Nov. 30 with “Our Gift to You: Songs for a Festive Season,” at Summerside Presbyterian Church. This choral concert features AKKORD, an inter-generational chorus directed by Lori Linkletter and accompanied by Morgan Saulnier and ...
09:57 Call for new Celtic foundation board members »Journal-Pioneer Living
The newly formed non-profit organization CLEF, Celtic Learning and Education Foundation, is set to get down to the business of supporting, promoting and perpetuating Celtic culture across the Island and is putting the call out for board members.
08:56 P.E.I. Tories table Recall Act »The Guardian - Local News
Bill would allow voters to recall MLAs if 40 per cent of a riding’s constituents sign the necessary petition
08:43 Significant snow possible for Wednesday, says Environment Canada »Journal-Pioneer Local
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for all of P.E.I. warning that significant snowfall is possible for Wednesday night and Thursday.
08:36 PC bill aims to give residents another option to deal with crime »Journal-Pioneer Local
Islanders who want to shut down some illegal activities in their neighbourhoods could soon have a way to do it thanks to new legislation the opposition has introduced.
08:28 Agriculture Minister says P.E.I. should entertain deep-water wells »Journal-Pioneer Local
Agriculture Minister George Webster says he’s all for the “careful expansion” of irrigation needs for the province’s potato crop.
08:24 Wintertide Festive Door Decorating Contest Announced »City of Charlottetown
2014-11-25 All City of Charlottetown residents are invited to participate in the holiday season and
08:16 PEI Liberals Mount Restaging of “McGuinty Shuffle”, MacLaughlin as Kathleen Wynne? »
Liberals in PEI are in a scramble for a replacement Premier, the back rooms of the “Party” have spoken, Wade MacLaughlin is the next messiah, so they say. While nobody has spoken out yet, including MacLaughlin, the party is well … Continue reading
08:06 Spending for a rainy day »The Guardian - Opinion
In Newfoundland and Labrador, the government request for proposals closed today, and it doesn’t have a sexy title: “Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curve Update for Newfoundland and Labrador.” But it touches on two things that all four Atlantic governments are going to have to deal with — if ...
07:35 Bill aims to move crime out of P.E.I. communities »The Guardian - Local News
Opposition legislation gives people avenue to make neighbourhoods safer
07:28 George Webster says P.E.I. should entertain deep-water wells »The Guardian - Local News
Agriculture minister calls for 'careful' expansion of irrigation levels during P.E.I. Potato Board meeting
07:09 Daily Specials for Tuesday, November 25, 2014 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Tuesday, November 25, 2014 are:

  • Southwest Black Bean Soup...$4.99
  • Greek Chicken Wrap...$11.99 Sauteed chicken, roasted red peppers, grilled zucchini, feta and mixed greens with sun-dried tomato pesto and avocado sauce in a whole wheat wrap...served with house salad or fries.

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



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