Multiple SeaBus cruisings cancelled Sunday due to transit job action

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130)– Day 3 of transit job action is resulting in a third day of SeaBus cancellations.

A total of 16 sailings in between Vancouver and North Vancouver have actually been cut for Sunday.

That includes the 1: 30 p.m., the 3: 30 p.m. and the 4: 45 p.m from Lonsdale Quay, and the 1: 45 p.m., 3: 45 p.m., and the 5: 00 p.m. from Waterfront.

In the night, TransLink is cancelling 10 sailings, which will see service every 30 minutes instead of 15 minutes in between 6: 45 p.m. and 9: 15 p.m. Regular 30 minute service will continue after 9: 15 p.m. until the final sailing.

@TransLink is cancelling some SeaBus cruisings for a third day, as transit task action continues. Yesterday, 20 sailings had to be cancelled. Upkeep workers are declining to do OT while bus motorists and SeaBus operators are declining to wear their uniforms. @NEWS1130 pic.twitter.com/1GkdsBGqwN

— Monika Gul (@MonikaGul) November 3, 2019

Upkeep workers are declining to do overtime as bus chauffeurs and SeaBus operators decline to use their uniforms.

The task action started Friday. Since Sunday, no brand-new negotiations were arranged.

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Tropical cyclone Kammuri slams into the Philippines, interfering with flights and requiring thousands to flee


  • Tropical storm Kammuri struck the Philippines on Tuesday bringing heavy rains and prompting preemptive stops in flight, schools and government offices, with some 200,000 people evacuated after cautions of floods and landslides.
  • Kammuri is the 20 th hurricane to hit the country this year.
  • The storm was loading 155 kph (96 mph) wind speeds and gusts of as much as 235 kph (146 mph). Authorities warned of landslides, storm surges and floods triggered by heavy winds and rain.
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MANILA (Reuters) – A tropical storm struck the Philippines on Tuesday bringing heavy rains and triggering preemptive halts in air travel, schools and federal government offices, with some 200,000 individuals left after warnings of floods and landslides.

Hurricane Kammuri, the 20 th tropical cyclone to strike the country this year, weakened a little and moved slowly across main parts of the island chain throughout the night, with damage minor reported in some areas.

The storm was packing 155 kph (96 mph) wind speeds and gusts of up to 235 kph (146 miles per hour), the weather condition bureau stated. Authorities alerted of landslides, storm rises and floods activated by heavy winds and rain, preemptively moving 200,000 people to safe locations in numerous lots provinces.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or substantial damage.

The primary airport in Manila would be closed for 12 hours from 11: 00 a.m. to 11: 00 p.m. (0300 GMT to 1500 GMT) as a preventative measure, although flight continued in untouched locations of the nation.

Federal government workplaces and schools were closed in impacted areas and utilities companies appealed for patience ahead of awaited power outages. The coastguard halted business sea travel in impacted locations.

Regional television revealed video of the main airport in Legazpi province with cables, lighting and panels hanging from the ceiling. Pictures published by social networks users revealed waves crashing against bulwarks, dropped trees and signage, and some small damage to electrical power poles.

The Philippines is hosting the Southeast Asian Games and organizers delayed a number of occasions, including the surfing, kayak, windsurfing, cruising and canoe contests.

( Reporting by Martin Petty. Editing by Lincoln Feast.)

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Boat stuck above Niagara Falls for more than a century dislodged by severe storms

An 80-foot long iron-hulled boat which has been rusting above Niagara Falls for 101 years is now at greater risk of going over the enormous waterfall, after a storm on Halloween dislodged the wreck and brought it closer to the edge.

The boat is a scow – a type of flat-bottomed sailing vessel which were commonly used for navigating shallow waters – and in 1918 was being used to dredge sand banks higher up the Niagara River when a rope connecting it to a tugboat snapped.

It drifted downstream towards Horseshoe Falls – the highest waterfall of Niagara Falls – with two workers still aboard. Just 838 yards from the falls, the boat became grounded on rocks, and a 17-hour rescue mission was launched to rescue the two men from the raging water.

It had been disintegrating on the same spot ever since, and became known as the Niagara Scow.

But the storms on 31 October dislodged it from the rocks it had been resting on for over a century, and the scow is now 150 yards closer to the edge of the waterfall.

Horseshoe falls is 167 feet (51 metres) high, and forms part of the border between the US and Canada.

Jim Hill, superintendent of heritage at the Niagara Parks Commission, said in a video on Facebook: “For many years the Canadians had a great view of the scow. It’s been deteriorating badly and we have aerial footage from last year when we wanted to mark the centennial of the rescue that took place on August 7 1918.

“It appears to have sort of flipped on its side and spun around. We think it’s about 50 metres downriver from its original location.

“What we think has happened now is it’s turned and twisted in the very heavy current and flow of the river, and it’s stuck where it is now.”

He added: “It could be stuck there for days, or it could be stuck there for years. It’s anyone’s guess.”

Authorities are now aiming to determine exactly how far the boat has moved downstream, and will closely monitor it for any further movements.

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UPDATE 1-China says aircraft carrier on way to S.China Sea after Taiwan passage

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BEIJING, Nov 18 (Reuters) – China’s first domestically-built aircraft carrier is on its way to the South China Sea for tests and to take part in exercises, the Chinese navy said on Monday, after sailing through the Taiwan Strait in a mission denounced by Taipei as intimidation.

Taiwan’s defence ministry said on Sunday a Chinese carrier group led by the ship passed through the sensitive strait with U.S. and Japanese vessels tailing it.

Self-ruled Taiwan, regarded by China as a wayward province, said Beijing was trying to intimidate the island ahead of a presidential election in January.

In a statement, the Chinese Navy said the carrier passed through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday night, going to the South China Sea for “scientific tests and routine drills”.

“The organisation of the trials and drills of the domestic aircraft carrier through the region is a normal arrangement in the construction process of the aircraft carrier,” it said.

“It is not aimed at any specific target and has nothing to do with the current situation.”

The ministry did not elaborate. It made no mention of the carrier being trailed by American and Japanese ships, which Taiwan’s defence ministry had mentioned in its statement.

The South China Sea is a sensitive waterway, disputed all or in part by China, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Brunei.

China’s still-unnamed carrier, the first to be built domestically, began sea trials last year. Chinese military experts have told state media it is not expected to enter service until 2020, once it has been kitted out and armed.

The ship has been undergoing sea trials from it base in the northern port city of Dalian, where it was built. Little is known about China’s carrier programme, which is a state secret.

The government has said the new vessel’s design draws on experiences with its first carrier, the Liaoning, which was bought second-hand from Ukraine in 1998 and refitted in China. (Reporting by Huizhong Wu and Beijing Monitoring Desk; Writing by Ben Blanchard in Taipei; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman and Tom Hogue)

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How to Stop Reliving an Embarrassing Moment

Just as you’re about to fall asleep and slip into a blissful state of unconsciousness, it hits you—that moment when you said or did the absolute wrong thing back in high school (or during a job interview or any other social setting). For whatever reason, the memory haunts you, unwilling to recede into the depths of your memory.

Over on a Reddit thread, users shared the embarrassing moments that often keep them up at night, replaying in their heads over and over again like they’re on permanent shuffle.

“Back in high school, there was this big debate that I was preparing for,” u/theenkrypt writes of his semi-traumatic experience. “… I was nervous, but I knew from practice that once I went up on stage and started talking, everything would get easier and it would be smooth sailing from there. So I walk up to the mic, clear my throat, and out came: ‘Welcome, dalies and mentlegen.’”

Here’s u/mr_basketcase’s moment from a similar Reddit thread: “When I first installed [the] Facebook application on my phone, I was looking up a classmate of mine. Instead of typing it into [the] search bar, I posted her name as a public status on my wall. I realized about five minutes later just as I was about to log off. My chest still hurts thinking about that.”

Why do we tend to relive our worst, chest-hurting moments? Well, maybe that embarrassing moment wasn’t as bad as you thought and having the chance to think through it once more put it into perspective. Or, as the Cut writes, it’s triggered by something in your environment that reminds you of that exact moment and not because of some deeper need to re-examine it. Whatever the case may be, it can likely become a huge distraction when you least need it.

My intrusive embarrassing moment happened during an interview for an internship in college. As I was early for my interview, the hiring manager very politely asked me to sit outside the room while they finished a staff meeting. As I rifled through my backpack for a copy of my resume, it, along with my cover letter and a whole host of homework, fell and somehow slipped perfectly below the door in front of me—as if to tell the entire staff of this company that I was fed up with waiting and shoved everything I owned under the door in protest. As you can imagine, the meeting went very quiet from what I could hear and I contemplated leaving the interview altogether. (I did not, but I also did not get the internship.)

If you want to forgo reliving those moments, well, dalies and mentlegen, it’s probably easier said than done, but below you’ll find a few tricks you can use to maybe stop them in their tracks.

Think about it for a short time or about the boring details

For one, as Leah Beckmann wrote for Jezebel, there’s the seven-second approach; take exactly seven seconds to cringe and then let it go. Chances are the other parties involved have probably given it less thought than seven seconds’ worth, anyway. It’s a good way to avoid repressing whatever it is that’s bothering you, while also avoiding obsessing over it needlessly. Take a few moments to settle in the discomfort and move on, as best you can.

Then, there’s the near-opposite approach. Think about the useless details surrounding the event, as the Cut writes. If, for instance, the moment that makes you cringe involves some conversational misstep at an office happy hour, think about your drink you had or the conversations that night that weren’t awkward. It’ll help lessen the negative emotions you might associate with the experience and you might find yourself distracted long enough to forget about it. And the next time you think of it, it might sting a little less.

If this fails, here’s a strategy that might help you contextualize your mistakes. Over on Reddit, u/allenthalbenn suggests thinking of the last big mistake you’ve seen someone else make. “It’s actually quite difficult to answer,” they write. “People don’t tend to remember/care about the cringey or embarrassing things others have done, because they’re so preoccupied with their own life.”

And if something does come to mind, chances are that mistake isn’t such a big deal in your eyes (barring some extreme errors in judgment). Still, this should help you to become less critical of yourself in similar situations. And in case you need it, here’s how to get over making the occasional mistake, embarrassing or not, and the importance of practicing some self-compassion.

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Ulysse Nardin, Vendée World Sailing Race and Sebastian Copeland partner for 3 Limited-Edition Diver Watches

The Vendée.
Globe Sailing Race is a test of endurance for sailing lovers. Commemorating.
the Département of Vendée, in France, where the race begins and ends– it is.
a solo, non-stop race around the globe and that too without support. Founded.
by Philippe Jeantot in 1989, the race takes location, when every 4 years.

Antarctic nature.
professional photographer Sebastian Copeland is a polar explorer and environmental activist.
He has actually led various expeditions in the polar areas, just to picture and.
movie endangered environments.

Ulysse Nardin is understood for their renowned.
designs that include marine chronometers and sports chronographs. Their.
comprehensive range of progressive dive watches have constantly amazed us. This time.
around we are taking a look at 3 brand-new limited-edition watches that have been.
worked upon with Vendée Globe long-distance sailing race and Antarctic explorer.
and nature professional photographer Sebastian Copeland.

Let’s look at Diver X Antarctica, Scuba Diver X Cape Horn and Scuba Diver.
X Nemo Point.

The Ulysse Nardin Scuba Diver X Antarctica

Catching the charm of the of the South Pole and its icy.
atmosphere, the Ulysse Nardin Scuba Diver X Antarctica is a timepiece that takes inspiration.
from the frigid landscape. Consulting with Sebastian Copeland, who has been.
lucky sufficient to invest a substantial amount of time on the Antarctic.
continent, we have a watch that shows the timelessness of this place.

Sporting a 44 mm titanium case, and with a special bezel, we.
have a watch that hosts an accent of ice blue at the 12 o’clock no mark,.
together with signature ribbed Ulysse Nardin bezel insert from white rubber.

The.
caseback is a tribute to Antarctic expedition.
and features an etching that showcases the collaborates for the South Pole. It.
programs us 90- degrees south latitude and no longitude reading. It likewise reveals us an.
etched map of the route that passes by Antarctica, by the Vendée World cruising.
race.

The Diver X Antarctica is water resistant to 300 meters, and.
hosts a bead-blasted gray.
dial treatment. It likewise has white hands and ice blue highlights on the12
o’clock power reserve sign and the 6 o’clock small seconds.

Under the.
dial is the automated motion– Caliber UN-118 manufacture, offering us 60- hours.
of power reserve.

The Scuba Diver X Cape Horn and The Scuba Diver X Nemo Point

Marking the official collaboration with Vendée World race,.
these two watches take their inspiration from the Atlantic and Southern Oceans or.
the ‘Everest of the Seas.’ The locations are the Cape Horn off the southern idea.
of South America and Nemo Point in the South Pacific– also seen as the ‘middle.
of nowhere.’

All three watches are limited edition– 300 pieces– and like the Scuba Diver X Antarctica, these 2.
timepieces have a 44 mm titanium case and offer 300 meters water resistance.
The Scuba Diver X Cape Horn sports a black DLC coat, with the bezel crafted from a.
carbon composite insert. Giving the black ambiance some relief is the yellow spotted.
at the 12 o’clock absolutely no marker.

The Diver X Nemo Point is more fundamental with brushed and.
refined surfaces, however to shake things up a little, the entire bezel is.
rubberized in a deep navy blue coating. The.
blue with titanium color design gets some respite via the red zero marker at12
o’clock.

Like the Scuba Diver X Antarctica, both these watches host similar.
limited-edition casebacks– the etching of the race route with particular.
latitude and longitude collaborates of their places.

Powered by the internal UN-118 manufacture movement, the watches vary between $ 8,900 and $9,900

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Goodbye, America: Greta Thunberg to Sail Again After Climate Talks Relocate

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Greta Thunberg is sailing across the Atlantic, again. It’s much sooner than she had planned, but not before she makes her mark in the United States.

Ms. Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, set sail from Hampton, Va., on Wednesday morning. This time, she’s hitching a ride with an Australian couple that sails around the world in a 48-foot catamaran called La Vagabonde and chronicles their travels on YouTube.

La Vagabonde will take roughly three weeks to reach Spain, where Ms. Thunberg hopes to arrive in time for the next round of United Nations-sponsored climate talks.

“I decided to sail to highlight the fact that you can’t live sustainably in today’s society,” Ms. Thunberg said by phone from Hampton on Tuesday afternoon. “You have to go to the extreme.”

Ms. Thunberg doesn’t fly because of the outsize greenhouse gas emissions from aviation. And so her trip from Europe to the United States was also by boat — a racing yacht that set off from Plymouth, England, and arrived in New York harbor to much fanfare in August.

Ms. Thunberg had been traveling slowly across the United States and Canada, appearing on “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” in New York, protesting alongside Sioux leaders in North Dakota, bike riding in Santa Monica, Calif., with Arnold Schwarzenegger, joining school strikes every Friday from Iowa City to Los Angeles. She had planned to make her way south, mainly by bus and boat, to Santiago, Chile, for the next round of United Nations-sponsored climate negotiations in December.

Her slow travel plans needed to be quickly changed. First came a wave of street protests in Santiago. Chile said the climate talks could no longer be held there. Spain offered Madrid as the venue, and Ms. Thunberg found herself suddenly needing another ride across the ocean.

“It turns out I’ve traveled half around the world, the wrong way,” she said on Twitter. “Now I need to find a way to cross the Atlantic in November… If anyone could help me find transport I would be so grateful.”

Help came from Riley Whitelum, an Australian who has been sailing around the world with his wife, Elayna Carausu. “If you get in contact with me, I’m sure we could organize something,” he responded.

In the span of a week, the voyage was organized. Mr. Whitelum and Ms. Carausu have been joined by a British professional sailor, Nikki Henderson, for this voyage. Ms. Thunberg’s father, Svante, is also accompanying her back across the ocean, as he did on the westward trip.

The couple’s 11-month-old son, Lenny, is also be aboard, meaning that Ms. Thunberg, who is usually the only child in rooms full of powerful adults, will not be the youngest person in the crowd. “Finally,” she said.

Ms. Thunberg’s extraordinary rise stems, in large part, from the fact that she is a child.

She was 15 when she decided she would skip school and sit in front of the Swedish Parliament, holding a homemade sign that read, in Swedish, “School Strike for the Climate.” She credits her single-minded focus on climate action to what she calls her superpower: Asperger’s syndrome, a neurological difference on the autism spectrum.

Word spread of her solo act of civil disobedience. It buoyed the efforts of other young environmental activists and inspired hundreds of school strikes. Young people organized with the tool that they best know how to use: the internet, mobilizing by the millions, from Melbourne to Kampala to Bonn to New York City. Their anger, like hers, embodied the frustration of their generation at the incongruously slow pace of action in the face of definitive science.

Ms. Thunberg’s fame has grown in the United States. A collection of her speeches, most of them previously published, has been released in a new anthology by Penguin Press. Her angriest speech, delivered to world leaders at the United Nations in September, has been used in a death-metal remix. The likeness of her face is painted on a mural on the side of a building in San Francisco.

Threats of violence have come at her too, along with attacks aimed at her medical condition.

Perhaps her most famous American encounter was with President Trump in the corridors of the United Nations. He didn’t see her. But she saw him, flashing icy daggers with her eyes. Asked what she was thinking in that moment, Ms. Thunberg said, “It speaks for itself.”

Ms. Thunberg said Tuesday that she hoped La Vagabonde would bring her to Spain safely and on time. After that, she was looking forward to going back home to Stockholm and hugging her two dogs. “Traveling around is very fun and I’m very privileged to have the opportunity to do so, but it would be nice to get back to my routines again,” she said.

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China prompts United States to stop intriguing acts in South China Sea

BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Friday prompted the United States to stop intriguing acts in the South China Sea after 2 U.S. Navy ships cruised near islands claimed by Beijing there.

In a declaration, the Chinese armed force’s southern theater command stated its forces tracked the U.S. warships sailing near the disputed islands.

Reporting by Huizhong Wu and Se Young Lee; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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German murderer wins ‘ideal to be forgotten’

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The male grumbled in 2009 after seeing posts detailing his criminal offenses.

A German guy convicted of murder in 1982 can have his name removed from online search results page, Germany’s highest court has actually ruled.

The constitutional court in Karlsruhe ruled in favour of the male, who was handed a life sentence for murdering 2 people on a private yacht in 1982.

He was released from jail in 2002 and says he wants his household name to be distanced from his crime.

The ruling might force publications to restrict access to online archives.

What held true?

The male was onboard the cruising ship Apollonia in the Caribbean when he shot and killed 2 individuals and significantly injured another throughout a row.

A book and TV documentary were made about the case.

In 1999, the Der Spiegel magazine published three reports from 1982 and 1983 which included the man’s complete name to their website. The short articles can still be found with a basic Google search.

What was the complaint?

The male became mindful of the articles in 2009 and requested they be removed. He declared they breached his rights and his “ability to develop his character,” a court statement says.

The case was at first thrown away in 2012 by a federal court which said his right to privacy did not surpass public interest and press flexibility.

However the constitutional court has actually reversed that decision and the case will now return to the federal courts.

Publications are enabled to keep archived articles online but could be required to remove them if asked.

The concern of the “best to be forgotten” is a questionable one, resulting in disagreements in between the EU and Google.

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Traffic Updates On The 7 Seas: Open Source Chart Plotter Using A Raspberry Pi


As the Raspberry Pi in its numerous kinds continues to flow into the wild by the thousands, it’s fascinating to see its user base expand outside beyond the hacker neighborhoods. One group of people who have actually likewise started taking a taste to it is sailing lovers. [James Conger] is one such sailor, and he developed his own AIS made it possible for chart plotter for a fraction of the cost of comparable industrial units.

AIS transponders in the Mediterranean. VesselFinder

Automatic Recognition System (AIS) is a GPS tracking system that utilizes transponders to transfer a ship’s position data to other ships or receiver stations in an area. This is utilized for crash avoidance and by authorities (and hobbyists) to watch on shipping traffic, and permit stricken vessels to be found easily. [James]’ Do It Yourself chart plotter overlays the received AIS information over marine charts on a great huge display. A Raspberry Pi 3B , AIS Receiver Hat, USB GPS dongle and a comprises the core of the system. The entire setup cost about $350 The Pi runs OpenCPN, an open source chart plotter and navigation software package that [John] says is rivals most business software. As the majority of Pi users will know the SD card is typically a weak spot, so it’s most likely worth having a backup SD card with all the software application already installed just in case it stops working throughout a trip.

We’ve seen AIS receiver stations built utilizing the RTL-SDR, along with a number of projects around the AIS equivalent in air travel, ADS-B Take a look at [John]’s video after the break.

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