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Saturday December 20, 2014

13:24 Swimming success celebrated with holiday fun »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Dolphins enjoy a relaxing practice after Québec invitational
13:00 Because they grow up so fast »The Guardian - Business
New photography rental studio in Charlottetown aims to give parents more options when it comes to capturing those precious moments
12:00 World War 1 - Why millions signed up in 1914/15 »Robert Paterson's Weblog
By Christmas 1914, there had been nearly 100,000 casualties in the British army but this had not deeply affected the British people. This was because the British Army that had retreated from Mons and then been part of the victory...
11:34 Limited Number of Gibson Bob Dylan SJ-200 Player’s Edition Guitars Arrive in Canada »NJN Network
After a wait of that seemed like weeks, a limited supply of the Bob Dylan Gibson J-200 guitars are available
11:00 Whack adjusting to professional ranks with Island Storm »The Guardian - Sports
Rashad Whack may be a fresh-out-of-college rookie, but that's not hindering the Island Storm guard. Whack, 23, has already won a National Basketball League of Canada player of the week award and is racking up 12.4 points per game for his first post-university team, good for a fifth-place tie ...
11:00 Where the money went: how P.E.I. cabinet ministers spent your money »The Guardian - Local News
Luncheons, dinner meetings, trips, hotel rooms, gas tank fill-ups. They do add up. Over the last nine years, P.E.I. premiers and cabinet ministers have spent close $2 million on personal and business expenses. That’s according to all public disclosure files available on the Prince Edward Island ...
10:00 Campbell looking for feature race win with Machinthesand »The Guardian - Sports
Carnivore is the morning-line favourites fortoday'sfeature race at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time for the 15-dash program is 1 p.m. The feature is in honour of Charles MacDonald, who was born and raised in Orwell, and passed away Oct. 8, 2011. MacDonald's grandson, Marc ...
09:47 Capitals hosting annual teddy bear toss Sunday »Journal-Pioneer Sports
SUMMERSIDE – There will be a bit of added anticipation for the Summerside Western Capitals’ first goal on Sunday.
09:21 Daily Specials for Saturday, December 20, 2014 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Saturday, December 20, 2014 are:

  • Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup $4.99
  • Chicken Havarti Wrap....Sauteed chicken on a wrap with Avocado sauce, sliced cucumber, shredded carrot and a slice of havarti..served with our signature black bean salad... $11.99

Casa Mia Restaurant
131 Queen Street
Charlottetown, PE
Telephone: (902) 367-4440
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09:19 Quiet weather pattern expected across PEI until Christmas Day »peistormchaser
Saturday Dec 20th 9:15am.. The low pressure system that tracked across the island on Thursday is now located NE of Newfoundland. A brisk north wind developed behind this system and that produced the onshore flurries yesterday. Some Freezing drizzle was … Continue reading
09:10 CMG Participant in Sexual Abuse at the CBC »NJN Network
The same day, CMG president Carmel Smyth issued a memo saying the union was going to make sexual harassment “a priority.” She praised Borel’s “courage in speaking out,” noting “we have reached out to her and . . . continue to offer her any assistance that we can provide.” This is news to Borel, who did get a call from a … Continue reading CMG Participant in Sexual Abuse at the CBC
08:29 A musical tribute »The Guardian - Living
Some of the biggest names in pop music lend their talents for The Art of McCartney, a musical tribute to Sir Paul
08:25 A Christmas miscellany »The Guardian - Living
Mummers, widows and the Salvation Army are featured in books about stories of the season
08:25 Ghiz admits to mistake on fixed dates »The Guardian - Opinion
Rarely do year-end interviews from political leaders fail to produce frank responses. The holiday season seems to cause a sense of reflection and contemplation not usually seen the rest of the year. The answers become more direct when that political leader is two months away from stepping down ...
08:20 The Optimist-In-Chief, and Santa Claus »The Guardian - Opinion
Given the season, it seems a bit unseemly to challenge the province’s self designated Optimist-In-Chief on just what exactly constitutes censorship. Certainly, most would think that any prevention of the dissemination or distribution of opinions, ideals, or comment, that weren’t libellous or ...
08:15 Happy motoring – Happy Holidays »The Guardian - Opinion
“Another sale on somethingWe’ll buy it while it’s hot,And we’ll save lots of moneySpending money we don’t got.” Stompin’ Tom Connors CBC Marketplace theme songPerhaps because I can remember pulling into a service station and getting one or two dollars worth of gas, I don’t consider a buck a ...
08:11 Understanding Obama’s move to normalize U.S.-Cuban relations »The Guardian - Opinion
By Peter McKenna (guest opinion)
08:07 Tasting mettle - A new face is about to lead our province »The Guardian - Business
Watching a canine pant at a stop sign while resting beside an idle car, I traced back the events that led to the moment I was witnessing, the moment just before the dog bit into the metal bumper of the car. How much strategy, planning and rehearsing went into the “car chase operation”? Was it ...
07:37 Ghiz and Sheridan Procurement Policies Reckless and Well Hidden »redlikeme.ca
After selling his chocolate bar distribution network, Mark Kays found a position within the Provincial Government as Procurement Executive in the PEI Comptrollers Office, some guys have all the luck. Placement of friends, family or members of the Charlottetown Gentlemens … Continue reading
06:37 Canadian Wind Energy Institute Of Bum Generator Deals? »redlikeme.ca
Three rural hockey rinks in Prince Edward Island, in an effort to lower operating costs purchased windmill generators. The arena managers received expertise and assistance from the Canadian Wind Energy Institute, all the recommendations were reviewed and approved by both … Continue reading
06:34 Provincial Lotteries Looted by Management »redlikeme.ca
Gaming and gambling have become very dirty words in PEI, two of the many reasons why Robert Ghiz had to retire in a hurry. British Columbia was handing out money as bonuses to staff to even get close to sales … Continue reading
05:51 Beck will get most out of P.E.I. Canada Games hockey team »The Guardian - Sports
Staff also includes Mark Carragher, Ryan Ramsay, Paul Drew and Bo Ford
05:51 Fiddler's Facts: Beck will get most out of P.E.I. Canada Games hockey team »The Guardian - Sports
Staff also includes Mark Carragher, Ryan Ramsay, Paul Drew and Bo Ford
01:46 Cinderella 2014 Review by PL Holden »onrpei
The Homburg Theatre was in full Christmas spirit for “Cinderella: A Fairly Tall Tale” from the beautiful red & green décor on the side walls to  the closed curtains on the stage sparkling like crystals in the newly fallen snow as hostess the “Fairly Good Mother” sashays across to kick the show off with an […]
00:43 Shea backstops Wild to road win »Journal-Pioneer Sports
MIRAMICHI, N.B. – Bradley Shea came up big for the Kensington Monaghan Farms Wild on Friday night.

Friday December 19, 2014

23:51 Career milestone »Journal-Pioneer Sports
McIver plays in 500th career professional hockey game
23:46 Former coach praises attitude, work ethic »Journal-Pioneer Sports
PHILADELPHIA – Mike Kelly holds Nathan McIver in very select company.
23:43 Local fantasy football league stronger than ever »Journal-Pioneer Sports
We are down to the last two weeks of the NFL season, and it’s probably championship weekend for those involved in fantasy football.
23:27 Renaming trail for Arendz provides lasting recognition »The Guardian - Sports
Mark Arendz was 15 years old when he hit four of his first five targets at the Brookvale Nordic Centre. He’s been hooked on biathlon ever since. “I tried shooting for the first time and I just fell in love with it,” Arendz said Friday from the facility overlooking the range. “This is the ...
23:02 [LINK] Chris Turner on tourism, tipping and poverty in Cuba »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Chris Turner's 2012 essay in The Walrus on the ethical complications of tourism by rich people in poor countries was reshared last night on Facebook. I do wonder if this is only a matter of Cuba's dual-currency economy, and if issues like this might relate to tourism in lower- and middle-income countries generally. Would this be any different in Mexico or the Dominican Republic?

ore than a million Canadians will travel to Cuba this year. The only places beyond our borders that attract more of us are the United States and Mexico. There is no other tourist destination on earth where Canadians are so dominant, and possibly none where the tourist economy is more vital to the nation’s immediate economic health. With little in the way of formal policy and with no real intent on the part of the beach-bound hordes, we’ve established a relationship with Cuba that is unique in both our histories. We’ve colonized Cuba on vacation by accident.

This is a story about what happens when the unarticulated, half-hidden nature of that colonial relationship is suddenly exposed. It’s an economics lesson in the form of a parable, a traveller’s tale about the strange connection between master and servant in this de facto tourist colony.

So let’s begin, in fairy-tale fashion, in a tower atop a castle: the rooftop terrace of Hotel Casa Granda in Santiago de Cuba, the country’s second-largest city. The Casa Granda is an old colonial half ruin overlooking a wide square and an elegant cathedral. It’s an atmospheric, Graham Greene kind of place, five storeys tall and colonnaded and shedding white paint. I found myself there at sunset one January evening, sipping a mojito and pondering the real value of ten convertible Cuban pesos.

Because Cuba is among the few nations on earth with two official currencies, a never-never-land economy caught in its own distended bubble halfway between the collapsed Soviet bloc and the contemporary global capitalist order, visitors can find themselves wondering more than usual about exchange rates. There is the regular, nonconvertible peso, officially the Cuban peso or CUP, used to buy staple goods at state-run shops. And there is the convertible peso, the CUC—the hard currency, which is used for luxury goods and provides the default banknotes for the tourist economy. In government accounting, CUCs and CUPs are valued one to one, but informally the CUC is worth about the same as the Canadian dollar, while the CUP has a street value of a nickel at most. CUPs are worthless outside Cuba, except as souvenirs.

Filling out a state store ration card.

Earlier in the day, I’d had ten CUCs snatched from my hand, and I was up on the roof of the Casa Granda trying to figure out what exactly had happened and how I really felt about it. It’s rare, once you’re well into the mortgage-and-kids phase of adulthood, to encounter a whole new category of emotion, but I was pretty sure I’d done just that out there on a dusty Santiago back street, and now I was probing the feeling to discern its dimensions.
22:57 Mayne scores OT winner for Lynx vs. Aces »Journal-Pioneer Sports
TIGNISH – Sawyer Mayne was the hero for the Southside Lynx on Friday night.
22:38 ‘Never say never’ »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Although not on her radar, Moyse doesn’t count out another Olympic run
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Arts Literature Entertainment (31)
Things to do and see in PEI. Also reviews and opinions on PEI A&E and Literature.
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Businesses who blog or help others blog.
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Buy, sell, trade, personals, discussion forums, jobs, gigs, services, for sale, wanted, resums, community notices, lost and found, ride share, childcare.
Comedy-Satire (5)
Funny, bizarre, politically incorrect, satirical, fun!
Education (18) new
Blogs discussing education or used in schools, universities, and colleges.
General Blogs (48)
Blogs which cover the gamut of subjects, from technical, to political, to personal
Islanders Away (62)
Expatriot Islanders, who continue to blog, and to mention PEI.
Lifestyle (37) new
Food, health, fitness, exercise, wellness, spiritual well-being, religion.
News and Views (59)
News-related blogs and news feeds. Also includes editorials and opinions on the news (op-ed), and politically-oriented sites.
Other blogrolls and aggregators (20)
Other blogrolls, lists and aggregations of blogs from PEI and other places.
Personal (35)
Day to day journals of a person's life
Personal with RSS-ATOM syndication (225)
These personal blogs use syndication, which allows PEI Blogs to display recent posts.
Photos (69) new
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A multimedia feast of podcasts, video blogs (vlogs), web radio, and other audio and video content.
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Blogs containing reviews of products
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Sports, leisure activities, and hobby-related blogs and feeds.
Technical - Computer (14)
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