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  1. Hard Hearted I guess but I find it impossible to sympathize. We had / have the same type of complaints here in the west and again, my response is "so sad, too bad" . The reluctance is fueled by fear fed by ignorance, superstition and of course social media. This is shared amongst a number of Canadian and is not limited by race, colour ,education ,social status or religion. Benefit to the majority needs to take first place. Vaccine passports doing more harm than good for some West Indian businesses in Toronto (msn.com) Typical 'vaccine hesitant' person is a 42-year-old Ontario woman who votes Liberal: Abacus polling Bruce Anderson: Compared to the vaccinated, the vaccine hesitant don’t have a lot of trust in government. They also try to avoid prescriptions, dislike putting anything unnatural in their bodies and say they are reluctant to take any vaccines. Most worry that COVID-19 vaccines haven’t really been tested for a long time. Typical 'vaccine hesitant' person is a 42-year-old Ontario woman who votes Liberal: Abacus polling - Macleans.ca Growing number of Canadian hospitals to require visitors to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination for entry COVID-19: Hospitals requiring proof of vaccination | CTV News
  2. COVID-19: Hong Kong bans Air Canada flights from Vancouver for 2 weeksBy Simon Little Global News Posted October 17, 2021 1:10 pm Updated October 17, 2021 1:25 pm The Hong Kong Department of Health has put a two-week ban on direct flights from Vancouver to Hong Kong operated by Air Canada. Officials in Hong Kong took the action Friday after detecting nearly 60 imported cases over a two-week period. One of those cases was on an Oct. 13 Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Hong Kong, officials said in a media release. READ MORE: COVID-19: B.C. reports 667 new cases and 13 deaths, capping deadly week One passenger on the flight also “failed to comply with the requirements specified under the Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation,” it said. As a result, Hong Kong is prohibiting the landing of Air Canada passenger flights from Vancouver until Oct. 29, it said. Air Canada said it was cancelling flights schedule don Oct. 16, 23, 26 and 29 as a result, but noted its Toronto-Hong Kong flights were unaffected. “Affected customers from the four flights are being rebooked and offered travel options where available and suitable for the customer,” the airline said. “Customers are also eligible for a refund of the remaining value of their tickets if we are unable to rebook them on a new flight departing within three hours of their original departure time.”
  3. Some airline pilots say they're making midair mistakes because of a lack of practice during COVID-19. One called it a 'critical situation.' gdean@insider.com (Grace Dean) 15 hrs ago Like16 Comments|4 © Provided by Business Insider Pilots say they're out of practice thanks to the pandemic. Chris Sattlberger/Getty Images Some pilots say they're making mistakes after returning to the air for the first time in months. Examples include missing the correct altitude and switching off the wrong engine. A Lufthansa pilot told Bloomberg it was a "critical situation." Some airline pilots returning to the skies are making errors after months of not flying during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a vice president at a pilots' organization calling it a "critical situation" in an interview with Bloomberg. Dozens of pilots, flight attendants, and other aviation staff have anonymously reported safety incidents related to flying during the pandemic via the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS), a monitoring platform funded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funded, Bloomberg first reported. Most of the errors have been minor, per Bloomberg - but the publication noted that small mistakes have led to some huge aviation disasters in the past. In one incident reported via ASRS, a captain said that a first officer missed an altitude constraint by 800 feet on a flight. The captain said that the first offer was "freshly back from a year leave due COVID." Another first officer said that during another flight, they accidentally switched off the wrong engine for cool down. "I believe not flying that much in the past year [due to] the pandemic played a factor into my error," the officer wrote. On another flight, the first officer selected the wrong flap setting during a go-around maneuver. The captain said that the officer's lack of recent flying experience may have played a role, noting that the officer "hadn't flown a lot since returning from a six-month hiatus." When the pandemic put a halt to global air travel, airlines cut down the number of pilots still in service. Consultancy company Oliver Wyman estimated in March that about 100,000 pilots still on payroll were flying less often than usual, or were on voluntary company leave. Both tourism and business travel are now rebounding, and people are taking back to the skies. Pilots have to undergo training before returning in a classroom or online and in flight simulators, per Bloomberg. Uwe Harter, a Lufthansa pilot and executive vice president for technical and safety standards at the International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations, told Bloomberg that it had become a "critical situation." Some airlines had provided returning officers with enough retraining, but others gave "the bare minimum," he said. "The regulations that we have aren't sufficient," he added. The UN's International Civil Aviation Organization has relaxed training rules during the pandemic, Bloomberg reported. One senior pilot at Qantas told Bloomberg that pilots who haven't flown for six months typically make one or two minor procedural errors when they return, such as forgetting to enter data into the flight computer at the right time or landing the plane harder than normal. Some airlines are focused on addressing the training issue. Qantas has dedicated an entire team to getting pilots back in the air, and told Bloomberg that its Boeing 737 pilots have to attend a six-day course before flying again. A senior training captain sits in on their initial flights, it said. The airline's A380 pilots also have to train on the ground and in the simulator for two days every 90 days, it said. The FAA told Bloomberg that its "comprehensive data-driven safety oversight system enables the agency to detect risks and address problems early, including any that may result from pilots returning to work after Covid-related furloughs." The European Union Aviation Safety Agency told the publication that it had identified "a small number" of incidents potentially linked to pilot proficiency, but said it saw no need for further action.
  4. there is however a solution, stay in Canada and spend your money here where you earned it.
  5. Your body, your choice only if your choice does not allow the virus to mutate and infect others. Following is another example of "my body, my choice" said without any thought to the downstream effects Boeing workers stage protest over vaccine mandate By Eric M. Johnson 1 hour ago LikeComments|1 By Eric M. Johnson © Reuters/LINDSEY WASSON Boeing employees protest vaccine mandate EVERETT, Wash. (Reuters) - Waving signs like "coercion is not consent," and "stop the mandate," some 200 Boeing Co employees and others staged a protest on Friday over the planemaker's COVID-19 vaccine requirement for U.S. workers. Boeing said on Tuesday it will require its 125,000 U.S. employees to be vaccinated by Dec. 8 under an executive order issued by President Joe Biden for federal contractors. Biden and his team have struggled to vanquish the coronavirus pandemic because a large swath of the U.S. population continues to resist taking safe and widely available vaccines. "It's my choice and it's my body," one avionics engineer said, his voice nearly drowned out by anti-Biden chants and trucks honking to show support along the busy street outside Boeing's factory in Everett, north of Seattle. © Reuters/LINDSEY WASSON Boeing employees protest vaccine mandate "It's an experimental drug given under a pseudo-emergency," he added. Another worker, an assembly mechanic, said: "This is America. We don't just do what we're told because one person says to." United Workers 'Overwhelmingly' Support Vaccine Mandate: CEO A Boeing spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Earlier this week, Boeing said employees must either show proof of vaccination or have an approved reasonable accommodation based on a disability or sincerely held religious belief by Dec. 8. Major U.S. airlines including American Airlines have said they will also meet the deadline imposed on federal contractors, as has aircraft parts manufacturer Spirit AeroSystems. "Now that he has issued the Executive Order, it is our responsibility to comply with that order," Spirit Chief Executive Officer Tom Gentile wrote in a memo to employees and seen by Reuters on Friday. Spirit was calling back former employees as it prepares for what Gentile characterized as "one of the fastest increases in production rates in the history of our industry." Several Boeing employees at the protest said they were applying for exemptions. One engineer said he might seek early retirement, rather than complying with the mandate. Another employee, a 20-year Boeing technical designer, said he would find a new job rather than take a COVID vaccine, and made untrue claims about the vaccine. "The vaccine isn't safe, it isn't proven, and it's not effective," he said. Boeing has said its mandate does not apply immediately to its sites in Texas, where Republican Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order on Monday barring COVID-19 vaccine mandates by any entity, including private employers. One Boeing mechanic - wearing a shirt with the words "practicing socialist distancing" - said the mandate reflected "tyrannical big-government and tyrannical big business." "I'm against the mandate, and the vaccine is a personal choice," he said. (Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Everett, Washington; Editing by Chris Ree
  6. Air Canada is looking to increase its service to several key South American destinations. The carrier will add frequencies on routes to Sao Paulo and Bogota while resuming operations for several flights from Montreal. Let’s investigate further. South American Expansion: Air Canada Tops Up Its Schedule - Simple Flying
  7. NASA, Boeing to Provide Update on Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test-2 Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket as it is rolled out of the Vertical Integration Facility to the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Credits: NASA NASA and Boeing will hold a joint teleconference at 2:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 19, to update media on the company’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. Teams will discuss work on the oxidizer isolation valve issue that was discovered ahead of the planned uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission to the International Space Station in August. Participants in the briefing will be: Steve Stich, manager of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program John Vollmer, vice president and program manager, Boeing Commercial Crew Program Michelle Parker, chief engineer, Boeing Space and Launch Audio of the teleconference will stream live online at: https://www.nasa.gov/live To participate in the teleconference, media must contact ksc-newsroom@mail.nasa.gov by 1:30 p.m. Oct. 19 for the dial-in information. The OFT-2 mission will launch Starliner on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Starliner will dock to the space station before returning to land in the western United States about a week later as part of an end-to-end test flight to prove the system is ready to fly crew. Learn more about NASA’s Commercial Crew Program at: https://www.nasa.gov/commercialcrew -end- Joshua Finch Headquarters, Washington 202-358-1100 joshua.a.finch@nasa.gov Last Updated: Oct 15, 2021 Editor: Sean Potter Tags: Commercial Crew, Commercial Space, International Space Station (ISS) Read
  8. U.S. will permit entry of Canadians with mixed vaccine doses | CTV News
  9. Exclusive-China looks to lock in U.S. LNG as energy crunch raises concerns -sources By Chen Aizhu, Jessica Jaganathan and Scott DiSavino 13 hrs ago Like61 Comments|45 By Chen Aizhu, Jessica Jaganathan and Scott DiSavino SINGAPORE/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Major Chinese energy companies are in advanced talks with U.S. exporters to secure long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG)supplies, as soaring gas prices and domestic power shortages heighten concerns about the country's fuel security, several sources said. At least five Chinese firms, including state major Sinopec Corp and China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) and local government-backed energy distributors like Zhejiang Energy, are in discussions with U.S. exporters, mainly Cheniere Energy and Venture Global, the sources told Reuters. The discussions could lead to deals worth tens of billions of dollars that would mark a surge in China's LNG imports from the United States. At the height of Sino-U.S. trade war in 2019, gas trade briefly came to a standstill. Talks with U.S. suppliers began early this year but speeded up in recent months amid one of the biggest power-generating, heating fuel crunch in decades. Natural gas prices in Asia have jumped more than fivefold this year, sparking fears of power shortages in the winter. "Companies faced a supply gap (for winter) and surging prices. Talks really picked up since August when spot prices touched $15/mmbtu", said a Beijing-based senior industry source briefed on the talks. Another Beijing-based source said: "After experiencing the recent massive market volatility, some buyers were regretting that they didn't sign enough long-term supplies." Graphic: China's natural gas imports since 2018: https://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/ce/dwpkrrkwjvm/China gas imports since 2018 and Asia spot prices.jpg Sources expected fresh deals to be announced over the coming few months, after privately controlled ENN Natural Gas Co,, headed by the ex-LNG chief of China's largest buyer, CNOOC, announced a 13-year deal with Cheniere on Monday. It was the first major U.S.-China LNG deal since 2018. The new purchases will also cement China's position as the world's top LNG buyer, taking over from Japan this year. "As state-owned enterprises, companies are all under pressure to keep security of supply and the recent price trend has deeply changed the image of long-term supplies in the mind of leadership," said the first Beijing-based trader. "People may have taken the spot (market) as the key in the past, but are now realizing that long-term cargoes are the backbone." CHEAPER U.S. GAS China power crunch slams factories as coal lobby warns woes could stay until winter The sources declined to be named as the negotiations are private. Sinopec declined comment. CNOOC and Zhejiang Energy did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Venture Global declined comment. Cheniere did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "We expect more deals to be signed before year-end. It's primarily driven by the global energy crunch and prices we're seeing now... U.S. supplies now stand out as attractive," said a third Beijing source briefed on the talks. U.S. cargoes used to be expensive versus oil-linked supplies from Qatar and Australia for example, but are cheaper now. A deal at $2.50 + 115% of Henry Hub futures, similar to ENN's deal according to traders, would be roughly about $9-$10 per million British thermal units (mmBtu) on a delivered basis into Northeast Asia. This includes an average shipping cost of $2 per mmBtu for the U.S.-China route. Jason Feer, global head of business intelligence with consultancy Poten & Partners said Chinese companies are heavily exposed to Brent-related pricing for LNG and the U.S. purchases give some diversity to the pricing. Asian spot gas prices are currently trading at above $37 per mmBtu after reaching a record high of over $56 earlier this month. Traders expect prices to go higher in winter when demand typically surges. Chinese buyers are scouting for both near-term shipments to cover demand this winter and long-term imports as demand for gas, seen by Beijing a key bridge fuel before reaching its 2060 carbon-neutral goal, is set for steady growth through 2035. Graphic: Seasonality chart of China's LNG imports 2017-2021: https://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/ce/znpneelxevl/Seasonality chart of China LNG imports.jpg It's hard to estimate a total volume of the deals being discussed, sources said, but Sinopec alone could be eyeing 4 million tonnes annually as the company is most exposed to the spot market versus domestic rivals PetroChina and CNOOC, said a third source. Traders said Sinopec is in final talks with 3 to 4 companies to buy 1 million tonnes a year for 10 years, starting from 2023, and is looking for U.S. volumes as part of the requirement. Delays in LNG export projects in Canada, in which PetroChina owns a stake, and Mozambique, where both PetroChina and CNOOC have invested, also made U.S. supplies attractive, sources added. North American LNG exporters have been adding to capacity because of demand in major Asian economies. Cheniere, the largest exporter out of the United States, said in late September it expects to announce "a number of other transactions" that will support their going forward with the Corpus Stage 3 expansion next year. Venture Global is building or developing over 50 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of LNG production capacity in Louisiana, including the 10-MTPA Calcasieu, which is expected to cost around $4.5 billion and start producing LNG in test mode in late 2021. However, some buyers remained cautious. "There is a lot of hype in the market and nobody knows for sure how long this supply crunch would last. For companies that do not have fresh demand in the next year or two, it's better to wait," said a separate Chinese importer. (Reporting by Chen Aizhu, Jessica Jaganathan in Singapore and Scott Disavino in New York; additional reporting by Gary McWilliams in Houston; editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan and Jason Neely)
  10. Justin called for an (snap) election . Seemed to be some urgency but $600,000.00 later Trudeau to unveil new cabinet Oct. 26, Parliament to return Nov. 22 from CTVNews.ca - Top Stories - Public RSS by The Canadian Press
  11. so fly instead, saving on gas, airport parking and what the heck
  12. AdChoices Alaska state senator who was banned from airline for refusing to wear a mask tests positive for COVID-19 Alaska State Senator Banned From Airline Tests Positive for COVID-19 (businessinsider.com) So much for natural immunity
  13. Boeing deals with new defect on 787 Dreamliner - WSJ | Financial Post Boeing deals with NEW defect on its 787 Dreamliner in latest slip-up 200Views Boeing is dealing with an alarming new defect on its 787 Dreamliner, which involves certain titanium parts that are weaker than they should be, according to a new report. The defect is on 787s built over the past three years, and is among the Dreamliner issues that has led to $25 billion in jet inventory piling up on Boeing’s hands, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. In a statement to DailyMail.com, a Boeing spokesman confirmed that the company had received a notice from a supplier about ‘certain 787 parts that were improperly manufactured.’ ‘While our investigation is ongoing, we have determined that this does not present an immediate safety of flight concern for the active in-service fleet,’ the spokesman added. A Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner aircraft, center, is seen under maintenance in ANA’s hanger at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan in April The statement continued: ‘Yet-to-deliver airplanes will be reworked as necessary prior to customer delivery. Any potential fleet actions will be determined through our normal review process and confirmed with the FAA.’ The apparent titanium defect is the latest evidence that Boeing is still struggling to fix production issues, following CEO David Calhoun’s push to improve the planemaker’s reputation for quality and safety. Boeing has grappled with a host of manufacturing issues in recent years, in addition to the two deadly 737 MAX crashes that grounded that model of jet for nearly two years. Last month, Boeing launched an urgent internal investigation after empty tequila bottles were found inside a top-secret Air Force One jumbo jet being built at the company’s Texas factory. The Dreamliner has been particularly plagued by concerns, which have caused it to cut production and halt deliveries of the larger 787. Deliveries of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, suspended since May, likely won’t resume until at least the end of October amid disagreements with US safety regulators at the Federal Aviation Administration. Dreamliner deliveries were suspended for much of the past year, including between last November and March, after Boeing uncovered manufacturing defects.. Boeing is dealing with a new defect on its 787 Dreamliner, which involves certain titanium parts that are weaker than they should be The company announced in July that it had spotted additional problems near the nose of the plane and was working to fix them. ‘We are making progress as we apply our Quality Management System to improve first-time quality in our production and delivery system,’ a Boeing spokesman told DailyMail.com in a statement. ‘As part of these efforts, we continually raise the standards we hold ourselves to. We have strengthened our focus on quality and constantly encourage all members of our team and supply chain to raise any issues that need attention,’ the statement added. ‘When issues are raised, that is an indication that these efforts are working. Even where these efforts result in a near term impact on operations, we’re confident it’s the right approach to drive safety, stability and first-time quality for the long term,’ the spokesman said. Boeing said on Tuesday that its airplane deliveries rose to 35 in September as it benefited from an uptick in domestic travel. Boeing said the titanium defect ‘does not present an immediate safety of flight concern for the active in-service fleet’ That was 13 more planes than in August and 24 more than in September last year. Of the 35 jetliners delivered last month, 26 were 737 MAX passenger jets and one was a P-8 maritime patrol aircraft to the U.K. Royal Air Force. But the 787 program remains hobbled by structural defects and deliveries remain on pause. The closely watched monthly snapshot comes as Boeing tries to recoup billions of dollars in lost sales from the coronavirus pandemic, and move beyond a safety scandal caused by the fatal 737 MAX crashes. Boeing also said it delivered eight widebodies including one 747-8 freighter to United Parcel Service, two 767 freighters to FedEx Corp and one 767 tanker for the U.S. Air Force. For the year so far, Boeing has delivered 241 aircraft, up from 206 a month ago and 98 for the first nine months of 2020. Of these, 194 were for its best-selling 737 MAX jets which returned to service in late 2020 following a near two-year safety ban.
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