The group s development team on its website no longer includes Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa region, only the Americas, Latin America amp; Caribbean.Dream first established an Asia Pacific development team in Bangkok in early 2017. Its presence in Asia was dampened by last week ''s news that the developer of Dream Phuket Hotel amp; Spa, Singapore based Castlewood Group, is in liquidation. The hotel opened in November 2015 under a franchise agreement which also called for 20 Dream Hotels over the next 10 years.
The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil ''s Triangle, is a loosely defined region in the North Atlantic Ocean, where a number of aircraft and ships have disappeared. The vicinity of this so called triangle is among the most heavily travelled shipping lanes in the world, with vessels frequently crossing through it for ports in the Americas, Europe and the Caribbean islands. Popular culture has attributed various disappearances to the paranormal or even some kind of extraterrestrial beings, but there may be a far more logical answer.
Audio Hub UNICEF UN0119399 A seven year old boy stands in front of debris as Hurricane Irma moves off from the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. 6 December 2019Climate ChangeThe number of Caribbean children displaced by storms has risen approximately six fold in the past five years, the UN Children s Fund (UNICEF) reveals in a new report released on Friday.
Climate related forced displacement places the lives, health, education and well being of children at risk. This child alert takes stock of the link between a changing climate, extreme weather events and the forced displacement of children and families in the Caribbean SIDS.
Key point: Thanks to the introduction of better fighters and the use of aggressive, realistic offensive fighter doctrines, American airmen attained not the air superiority they sought, but total air supremacy over the whole of western Europe. The popular conception of the struggle in the air over northern Europe during World War II is of squadrons of sleek fighters racing over the German heartland to protect contrailed streams of lumbering bombers stretching beyond sight. This is as it was during the second half of America s air war against Germany, but it was as far from the truth as it is possible to get at the start of that great aerial crusade. It took until late 1943 nearly two years after the United States entered World War II before the United Kingdom based Eighth Air Force mounted strategically significant bombing missions against targets in occupied northern Europe. The fault for this lay partly in the availability and slow development of the equipment, but it is also a fact that the two men at the top of the Eighth Air Force command structure stubbornly clung to old and discredited theories that stunted the effectiveness of the strategic bombing effort and cost thousands of their countrymen their freedom or their lives. In the beginning, the fighter was a short legged creature whose role of protecting the bombers was eclipsed by its role of guarding friendly territory and installations. The difference, which is crucial, was the product of technology range and the power of aircraft engines and intellect. Until late 1943, surprisingly late in the war, the use of the fighter as an offensive weapon was stunted by the defensive mind set of the pursuit acolytes of the interwar decades. The pursuit airplane had evolved over the fixed battlefields of Western Europe during World War I. Pursuit aircraft had been developed to prevent enemy reconnaissance airplanes from overflying friendly lines and to protect friendly observation airplanes from enemy pursuits while the observers overflew enemy lines. The pursuit was conceived as a tactical and a defensive weapon, and it was limited to these roles both by conception and by the technologies of the day. The Army Air Corps Between the world wars, the development of American pursuit aircraft was hobbled by budgetary restrictions that for many years slowed or obviated altogether the creation of new technologies or even methodical experimentation with new tactics. The U.S. Marine Corps did advance the use of the single engine pursuit as a nascent close support weapon to bolster the infantry, but the interests of various intra Army constituencies prevented similar advances in what had come to be called the Army Air Corps. To the degree that it developed at all, the Air Corps saw increasingly heavy and longer ranged bombers in its future. And, as the limited available research and development dollars were expended on speedier bombers, the pursuits of the day were increasingly outranged and outrun. Inevitably, American bombers of the late 1930s were designed to be self defending because they could fly much farther and at least somewhat faster than could the pursuits of the day. The pursuits, which were being developed at a much slower pace, were relegated to a point defense role guarding cities, industrial targets, and air bases. When World War II began, the Air Corps shortly to be renamed the Army Air Forces was divided into two distinct combat arms, fighters and bombers. And, by virtue of the fighter s stunted development, there appeared little chance that the two would spend much time working together. As soon as the Army Air Corps was pulled into World War II it became focused on the defense of American coastal cities, several Caribbean islands, bases in Greenland and Iceland, and on the strategically indispensable Panama Canal. There were few airplanes of any type to devote to these defensive missions, and those that were deployed defensively also had to serve as on the job trainers for hundreds of the raw young pilots emerging from the Air Forces burgeoning flight schools. Through the first half of 1942, all of the very few pilots and airplanes that could be spared from the defense of the U.S. coasts and sea lanes were rushed to defend Australia and the South Pacific. Dozens of precious airplanes and pilots were lost in the pathetic defense of Java, in the Netherlands East Indies, and many more were lost in the early defensive battles around Port Moresby, New Guinea, but Army Air Forces training commands were able to catch up with combat and training losses as well as with the heavy burden imposed by the formation of new fighter, bomber, and other type groups. And better fighters with a higher probability of survival began to reach operational air groups. Committing to American Air Power Fortunately, the United States could afford to be a bit late off the mark in her war against Germany. German efforts in 1940 to bring Great Britain to her knees all had failed miserably and, by the end of 1941, the bulk of Germany s air and land forces were mired in a frightful war of attrition deep inside Russia. The British had the situation in northern Europe reasonably well in hand, though they would have collapsed had not vast infusions of weapons and supplies from the United States sustained them. British forces in Egypt and Libya were teetering on the edge of defeat, but there was little the United States would be able to do for many months to influence the outcome assuming the British held on that long. So, while the Army Air Forces devoted the bulk of its limited expendable resources to defensive measures against Japan, new air groups were created, and new and better combat aircraft began rolling off newly created assembly lines. Finally, in the spring of 1942, it was decided in high Army Air Forces circles to commit American air power to northern Europe. At first, the commitment would be little more than a meager show of force masking an advanced combat training program overseen by the Royal Air Force (RAF). Only later, when training bases and factories in the United States had caught up with the planning, would the U.S. Army Air Forces take on a strategic air campaign against the German industrial heartland. Brigadier General Ira Eaker arrived in England on February 20, 1942 to establish the headquarters of the new VIII Bomber Command. He opened his headquarters at High Wycombe, England on February 23, 1942, but the VIII Bomber Command had no combat airplanes to its name; they would not be available for several months. Rather, it fell to Eaker to argue with his British hosts in favor of an independent role for the forthcoming Army Air Forces in Europe. The RAF and the British government wanted America s commitment to the air war in Europe to be subordinate to or an adjunct of the British Theatre air war. The Americans, however, felt they deserved an independent role, and it was Eaker s job to win the British over to this viewpoint. The American notion was strongly bolstered in argument, at least by the fact that the Army Air Forces had developed over many years a theoretical strategic air doctrine that was quite different from the RAF s experience based strategic doctrine. The Americans favored and had equipped their bomber force to wage a precision daylight bombing campaign against industrial targets hundreds of miles inside enemy territory. The RAF was the only other air force in the world that had developed long range, four engine, heavy bombers, but its doctrine the result of bloody experiences early in the war favored area bombing at night. Doctrinal arguments aside, the British victims of the Nazi Blitz of 1940 1941 were less squeamish than their American Allies about bombing German civilians. Besides, the RAF had few long range heavy bombers to its name, and thus felt it needed to co opt the promised infusion of American heavies. For the time being, Eaker s arguments with the RAF hierarchy were moot. There would be no American air combat units in the United Kingdom for several months, and then there would not be enough of them to make a dent in Hitler s Fortress Europa for many more months. A Symbolic Commitment between Allies The first VIII Bomber Command unit to arrive in England on May 10, 1942 was the 97th Heavy Bombardment Group, which was equipped with Boeing B 17 Flying Fortress four engine heavy bombers. This was a symbolic commitment, for the 97th had been activated in February 1942 and thus had not had time to be adequately trained to fly combat missions over heavily defended European targets. It would be months before the 97th saw any live action. Around the time the 97th Heavy Bombardment Group became the first nominal combat unit to join Eaker s VIII Bomber Command, Brig. Gen. Frank Monk Hunter arrived in England to establish the headquarters of his VIII Fighter Command, also at High Wycombe. Unlike Eaker, Hunter, a rather flamboyant World War I ace, quickly came to terms with British beliefs and aspirations regarding the employment of forthcoming American fighter groups. The RAF had opted for powerful, short range, point defense fighters that could defend friendly air bases and attack nearby enemy air bases, and its doctrine appeared to have proven itself during the Battle of Britain and the Blitz. Hunter, who had spent most of his career arguing the point defense case for the U.S. Army s fighters, was eager to augment the British fighter plan. 1 2 3 4 Next View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil ''s Triangle, is a loosely defined region in the North Atlantic Ocean, where a number of aircraft and ships have disappeared. The vicinity of this so called triangle is among the most heavily travelled shipping lanes in the world, with vessels frequently crossing through it for ports in the Americas, Europe and the Caribbean islands. Popular culture has attributed various disappearances to pirating, the paranormal, or even a giant octopus ndash; whose legend has been passed on by sailors for hundreds of years.
After four years in existence, the brand that brings together Silicon Valley s best with Caribbean start ups and corporate executives for Tech Beach Retreat in Jamaica, is expanding its services to other islands.From October 17 to 18, Tech Beach will host a FinTech conference in Bermuda.
Lorenzo is a Category 1 hurricane with peak winds of 85 mph. The storm is way out there in the Atlantic about 715 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands or about 3,000 miles east of Fort Lauderdale.Hurricanes that form off the coast of Africa are notorious for creeping west in the Atlantic toward the Caribbean and the United States but thankfully Lorenzo s forecast track is not showing such a pattern.
Remembering Ranjitsinhji on his birth anniversary Caribbean Premier League 2019: Full Schedule, Teams, Players List, Time Table, Fixtures, Date, Timings, Broadcast Details Cricket in mid sea: An English club;s unique match is truly about #8216;spirit of the game; Cricket in Delhi was hit by smog when Sri Lanka toured India in 2017. (Source: File) Cricket is a sport that has always at the mercy of the weather gods, with a slight change in weather capable of having a massive effect on the game. And the players bear the brunt of fluctuating climate. From the searing heat of Asia to the cool and windy conditions in the United Kingdom, cricketers have to endure it all. A new report from sports researchers and environmental academics is a warning bell for the custodians of the game. Hit for Six , a report released by the British Association for Sustainable Sport and two universities on Tuesday lists cricket as the sport that will be hardest hit by climate change.
FB Twitter ellipsis More Pinterest Mail Email iphone Send Text Message Print The inspiration behind Prince Harry #x2018;s new green travel initiative came from an unexpected interaction with a bold 7 year old boy.As the prince launched his new initiative, Travalyst, on Tuesday, he recalled meeting the young boy during a visit to a coral reef replanting project in the Caribbean when he was traveling on behalf of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, in 2012.
TwitterEmailGetty ImagesFacebookTwitterEmailAmerican Airlines has faced some egregious controversies in the past, but this one is perhaps the most absurd: On June 30, a doctor from Texas named Tisha Rowe was ordered off a plane and allowed back on only after she agreed to cover herself with a blanket. Her offense? She was dressed in a romper.Rowe, who is African American and Caribbean American, described the incident both on social media and in a recent interview with the New York Times, explaining that she feels her race was a factor. She told the Times that she had boarded her flight from Jamaica to Miami with her eight year old son when a flight attendant asked her to come to the front of the plane.
FB Twitter ellipsis More Pinterest Mail Email Print iphone Send Text Message Last week was a tough one for Taylor Swift, but the superstar is spending quality time with her loved ones.Days after the Grammy winner, 29, sparked a heated debate among heavy hitters in the industry over music rights and bullying, Swift flew with her girlfriends to the Caribbean for a beach getaway, PEOPLE confirms.
The GOES 16 weather satellite is designed to detect flashes of lightning. On Saturday, it saw an asteroid.On Saturday afternoon, meteorologists noticed an unusually bright flash signature over the Caribbean waters 170 miles south of Puerto Rico. Its light was visible in an area as large as Rhode Island far too big to be a lightning strike. Plus there were no clouds in the area. It had to be something else. The answer turned out to be something out of this world.
MobiKwik has partnered with DT One, a payments network headquartered in Singapore, to enter international markets with support for mobile top ups in more than 150 countries, according to a company statement. This move will enable international mobile recharges (topping up credit to a mobile account) with a single tap, and rewards and airtime credit services across 550 mobile operators in over 150 countries in the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.The company, which began as a mobile wallet, has since expended its services to include lending, insurance, and investments in mutual funds and gold. It also acts as a payment gateway, and claims to have 107 million users, 3 million merchant partners and more than 200 billers on its platform. It says that by 2020, it expects to have at least 10 million people using at least 3 of its services.
Bermuda s largest industry conference, which ran Monday through Wednesday at Fairmont Southampton, attracted captive insurance owners, risk managers, brokers, captive managers, service providers, sponsors, and vendors from the United States, Canada, Latin America, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Bermuda and the Caribbean driving total room nights at the hotel close to 1,000.
WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) A mother in Delaware is emotionally recounting a savage attack as she was nearly killed while on vacation in the Caribbean. Tammy Lawrence Daley says she was attacked while at her resort in the Dominican Republic. She 's speaking out now because she wants her story to be a warning for others.
Anthem of the Seas will be delayed in arriving back in Bayonne due to a medical emergercy on board this week 's cruise. The cruise line sent out the following email to passengers who were booked on the May 18th sailing explaining the reason for the shortened cruise.
HAMILTON, Bermuda - The Bermuda Tourism Authority, the official destination marketing organization for the island, and the United States Tennis Association (USTA), announced that Bermuda will be the exclusive tourism partner of the US Open Tennis Championships.The partnership kicks off with the 2019 US Open this summer in New York City, which is Bermuda 's top source market for visitors, with the island being just a 90 minute flight from New York.
Prashant Bhoot SPORTZPICS for BCCI Apr 29, 2019 middot; 09:57 am Updated Apr 29, 2019 middot; 11:29 am Scroll Staff Share Tweet Email Reddit Print Share Tweet Email Reddit Print Hardik Pandya could not take Mumbai Indians over the line but such was his blistering knock against Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday that it may well go down as one of the best innings in Indian Premier League. On a day that serial big hitter Andre Russell smashed an unbeaten 80 to help Kolkata Knight Riders notch up a season s best score of 232 2, the 25 year old Indian overshadowed the effort with a stunning 91 off 34 balls.