Top US admiral warns about China threat at Halifax forum
The head of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said Saturday the United States and its allies need to operate with a greater sense of urgency amid rising tensions and China’s increasingly assertive military actions. Adm. John C. Aquilino reaffirmed America’s commitment to achieving a free and open Indo-Pacific region during meetings with allies at the Halifax International Security Forum. President Xi (Jinping) has tasked his forces to be at a level of military parity with the United States by 2027.news.yahoo.com
New tropical depression forms; Odette well offshore
Forecasters announced the formation of a new tropical depression in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday night, as the former tropical storm named Odette headed well offshore of Nova Scotia in Canada. Tropical depression Sixteen was located 670 miles (1,080 kilometers) east of the Northern Leeward Islands, forecasters said. Forecasters expected it to become a tropical storm on Sunday, at which time it would be named Peter, the next name on the list.news.yahoo.com
Teddy Heading Toward The Northwest Coast Of Newfoundland
Location 530 miles NNE of Halifax Nova Scotia Wind 50 mph Heading NNE at 32 mph Pressure 28.8 Coordinates 57.3W, 51.0NDiscussionAt 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Teddy was located near latitude 51.0 North, longitude 57.3 West based on the Marble Mountain, Newfoundland, radar and surface observations along the west coast of Newfoundland. On the forecast track, the center of Teddy should move closer to the northwestern Newfoundland coast tonight and into the Labrador Sea on Thursday before merging with a larger extratropical low. By the Sea, Newfoundland (near the Cow Head Lighthouse) reported a barometric pressure of 979 mb (28.91 inches). SURF: Large swells generated by Teddy are affecting Bermuda, the Lesser Antilles, the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, the east coast of the United States, and Atlantic Canada. WIND: Gusty winds are possible along the western coast of Newfoundland tonight.
Tropical Storm Dolly forms
The tiny swirl southeast of Cape Cod known as Subtropical Depression Four became Tropical Storm Dolly Tuesday afternoon. It gets a name but doesnt last long, likely become a non-tropical low by tonight. The open ocean storm is no threat to any land. Other than a name change nothing is new in this unremarkable system. Fortunately it is moving northeast out to sea over the colder waters near Nova Scotia and Newfoundland through Thursday.
At least 10 killed in Nova Scotia shooting rampage, police say
"An excess of 10 people," including a police officer, have been killed in a shooting rampage in Nova Scotia, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Sunday. Police said he was believed to be wearing an RCMP uniform at one point, but he was not employed by RCMP. Constable Heidi Stevenson seen in an undated photo from the Facebook page of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Nova Scotia. RCMP via FacebookConstable Heidi Stevenson, a 23-year veteran of the RCMP, was killed in the shooting, police said. "Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the shooting in Nova Scotia," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted.cbsnews.com
Several dead in Nova Scotia shooting rampage
Several dead in Nova Scotia shooting rampage "An excess of 10 people," including a police officer, have been killed in a shooting rampage in Nova Scotia, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Sunday. Police also said the suspected shooter is dead.cbsnews.com
12-foot-long great white shark named ’Ironbound’ joins others off coast of Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Ironbound, a nearly 1,000-pound great white shark tracked by OCEARCH, has been hanging out off the coast of Jacksonville. The male shark joins other large sharks such as Bailey, an 800-pound tiger shark, and Sydney, a 12-foot white shark. Ironbound is named after West Ironbound Island near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Ocearch said. RELATED: OCEARCH finds new home at Jacksonville UniversityIronbound is off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida right now, a journey of over 1,500 miles from where he was tagged off of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. https://t.co/SPoMkHLidP — OCEARCH (@OCEARCH) December 10, 2019Sharks tend to head south to find warmer waters this time of the year.
U.S. Navy Secretary says he did not threaten to resign in dispute with Trump
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy Secretary said on Saturday he did not threaten to resign amid a disagreement with President Donald Trump over whether a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct should face a board of peers who may oust him from the elite force. There seem to be rumors out there that I threatened to resign. I have not threatened to resign, Richard Spencer told reporters at a security conference in Halifax. The New York Times reported earlier on Saturday that Spencer had threatened to quit if Trump subverted the process. On Thursday, Trump lashed out at the proceedings, declaring on Twitter: The Navy will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy Seal Eddie Gallaghers Trident Pin.feeds.reuters.com
Dorian is no longer a hurricane
Hurricane warnings still in effectThe storm is still dangerous with maximum sustained winds equivalent to a hurricane. Hurricane warnings remain in effect for parts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, the National Hurricane Center said. It's packing maximum winds near 90 mph, which are occurring mainly over water, the National Hurricane Center said. The hurricane center downgraded it from a hurricane to a post-tropical cyclone Saturday. The loss of its hurricane status means it no longer has a warm core, CNN meteorologist Gene Norman said.
Now a post-tropical cyclone, Dorian makes landfall in Novia Scotia
(CNN) - Dorian has left the United States but is still causing troubleThe post-tropical cyclone made landfall near Sambro Creek in Nova Scotia, Canada, at 7:15 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time on Saturday. Hurricane warnings remain in effect for parts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, the center said. The hurricane center transitioned the storm from a hurricane to a post-tropical cyclone earlier on Saturday. Kelly Henneberry, a resident of Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, had her bags packed and ready to go in case of a mandatory evacuation order. As of 8 p.m., Novia Scotia Power said 348,880 customers had lost electricity across Nova Scotia, reports CNN affiliate CBC.
On this day: September 2
1998: Swissair Flight 111 from New York City to Geneva, Switzerland, crashes into the Atlantic Ocean near St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada. All 229 people on board were killed. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada's official report stated that flammable material used in the aircraft's structure allowed a fire to spread beyond the control of the crew, resulting in the loss of control and crash of the aircraft. Here the aircraft involved in the accident is seen at Zurich Airport in July 1998. Hide Caption