© REUTERS / Kacper PempelUS Army Prepares to Move More Firepower Into PolandAccording to RIA Novosti, the Polish military seeks to do away with the Su-22 and MiG-29 military aircraft currently employed by Poland’s Air Force, and has currently set its eyes on theF-16 and F-35 multirole fighters, which may eventually replace the aging Soviet planes. Polish Deputy Defense Minister Bartosz Kownacki said that the condition of the Polish Air Force is "satisfactory" as compared to the other branches of Polish Armed Forces. Italy has a total of 48 single- and twin-seat modifications of F-16, though it believes that this quantity is not enough. "Old Su-22 and MiG-29 aircraft must be replaced with the next generation planes. But the Defense Ministry is still deciding whether it will be an F-16 or other types of aircraft, like the F-35," he said. Kownacki added that from 2030 Poland intends … [Read more...] about Poland Sets Sights on NATO Aircraft to Replace Soviet-Era Warbirds
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'It's not got serious yet, but all of a sudden Spanish teams no longer rule in Europe' IMAGE: Dele Alli scores the first goal for Tottenham Hotspur against Real Madrid. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Spanish teams have ruled with an iron fist in Europe for the last few years but a disappointing round of results in the Champions League has left the media wondering if this dominant era might be grinding to a halt. Spain has provided the winner of the Champions League each year since 2014 and six of the eight finalists in that time, while four of the last five winners of the Europa League have also been from La Liga. Of the four Spanish sides competing in Europe's elite competition, only Sevilla managed to pick up a win this week. Atletico Madrid's draw with Azeri minnows Qarabag has left them facing an almost certain exit from the tournament, which they came so close to winning in 2014 and 2016.Double Champions League holders Real Madrid suffered their first group stage defeat in … [Read more...] about Is Spanish clubs’ golden era in Europe coming to an end?
Photo: Inside Hook Photo: Inside Hook Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Inside Hook Review: The New Palm Springs Hotel That Actually Feels Like an Escape 1 / 1 Back to Gallery People generally go to Palm Springs for two reasons: to party, or to completely unplug and relax. Unfortunately, those two priorities can often conflict, or come and go in waves. Finding a balance between both can be quite a challenge. Staying at the larger, popular hotels with massive pools and party scenes is great when I’m in that mode, but a little overwhelming when I want to move into a more relaxation-focused phase of the trip. I’ve stayed at the sprawling, technicolor Saguaro (affordable) and the Ace Hotel & Swim Club (luxurious), and despite … [Read more...] about Review: The New Palm Springs Hotel That Actually Feels Like an Escape
Home Insync Life Life oi-Amrisha By Amrisha Sharma | Published: Monday, October 1, 2012, 18:45 [IST] Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts announces the launch of Banyan Tree Kerala in 2013. The resort's debut marks the first property in India for Banyan Tree Group. Notable for its unique setting on a private island in the backwaters of southern India's most iconic state, Banyan Tree Kerala is an all-pool villa retreat to explore the traditions and daily rhythms of a bygone era. Located on the private island of Nediyathuruthu in the Alleppey district of Kerala, Banyan Tree Kerala is an hour south of Kochi International Airport and a 10-minute boat ride from the resort's private jetty in nearby Vaduthala. Framed by the palm-lined picturesque backwaters for which Kerala is renowned, the resort offers an idyllic setting to discover the beaches, canals, lush tropical greenery and Ayurvedic therapies that have garnered the state a high ranking on countless "must see destinations" … [Read more...] about Banyan Tree Hotels To Open In Kerala
New Delhi (Sputnik) — Kallol Bhattacherjee is the author of The Great Game in Afghanistan: Rajiv Gandhi, General Zia and the Unending War (HarperCollins India, 2017). Based on documents from the collection of former US Ambassador John Gunther Dean, the book recollects how the Soviet Union along with the US, India, and Pakistan wanted to build a broad-based government in the 1980s for Afghanistan. The plan could not materialize due to diplomatic warfare which led to the end of ambassador Dean's career under tragic circumstances. Sputnik spoke with Bhattacherjee about his views on the 1980's plan. READ MORE: Over 170 Militants Killed in Afghanistan Over Past Day — Defense Ministry Sputnik: In your book, you have recollected that the US Ambassador to India John Gunther Dean rebelled against his government's policy of warming up to the … [Read more...] about Soviet-Backed Plan in 1980s Could Have Prevented Afghan Tragedy – Indian Author