Tracking The 5 Iranian Oil Tankers Heading To Venezuela

Tracking The 5 Iranian Oil Tankers Heading To Venezuela

The Iran-Venezuela tanker crisis is a potential flash-point that threatens a major escalation. Five tankers loaded with gasoline are sailing across the Atlantic from Iran to Venezuela. Using open-source intelligence it is possible to track the tankers’ progress and, if it comes to it, watch an international confrontation unfold. The 5 tankers are visible on AIS,…
Why Royal Caribbean Stock Rose 6.5%on Friday

Why Royal Caribbean Stock Rose 6.5%on Friday

A recent capital raise could help the cruise operator survive the coronavirus pandemic. What happened Shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE:RCL) climbed more than 6% on May 15, following news of the company's debt offering earlier in the week. So what  Royal Caribbean raised $3.32 billion in senior secured notes on May 13. The much-needed…
Letters to the Editor: There is no gray area on masks. If you don’t wear one, you deserve to be fined

Letters to the Editor: There is no gray area on masks. If you don’t wear one, you deserve to be fined

Seal Beach on May 21. (Los Angeles Times)To the editor: Despite evidence showing that wearing masks can significantly reduce COVID-19 transmission, columnist Robin Abcarian argues that the mask mandate is not a black-and-white issue and cites noncompliance among beachgoers, intransigent tweeters and the difficulty of enforcement to prove it.Masks work. It's right to wear one…
Carnival Cruise Line To Resume Service In August

Carnival Cruise Line To Resume Service In August

Carnival Cruise Line, whose fleet has been docked since the CDC issued a No Sail Order in March, announced plans to resume sailing in August starting with cruises out of ports in Texas and Florida. What do you think?“I’ll be sure to wipe down the hips of the person in front of me in the…
Pier 1 Liquidating And Sailing Off Into The Sundown

Pier 1 Liquidating And Sailing Off Into The Sundown

The clouds have finally rained on the retailer. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Getty Images To absolutely nobody’s surprise, Pier 1 Imports is being sunk. It told the bankruptcy court where it has been since filing chapter 11 earlier this year that it would begin a total liquidation of its operations, shutting all its stores…
Sea Of Burglars hits Steam’s coasts next month

Sea Of Burglars hits Steam’s coasts next month

It’s been a long, arduous voyage through the storms of “being a Windows Store exclusive”, but finally, Sea Of Thieves is making landfall on Steam’s shores. Rare’s lovely little piracy sandbox will drop anchor on June 3rd, letting former Windows sailors carry their progress over to the new vessel with full cross-play between Steam, Windows…
Province relaxes COVID-19 restrictions to allow Nova Scotians to get outdoors

Province relaxes COVID-19 restrictions to allow Nova Scotians to get outdoors

Nova Scotia has relaxed some of the restrictions it put in place to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.Effective immediately, provincial and municipal parks can reopen, although playground equipment will continue to be off-limits.Beaches in the province will remain closed. 2:33Coronavirus outbreak: Nova Scotia opens parks, trails, and community gardens starting Friday Coronavirus…