Соломоновы острова
30 декабря 2017, 04:43

This World War II Battle Crushed the Myth That Japan's Navy Was Unbeatable

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Warfare History Network History, Asia The Battle of Cape Esperance was a game changer in the Pacific. Both sides needed reinforcements.For the Japanese and the Americans in October 1942, the battle for Guadalcanal was turning into a bottomless pit, demanding more and more scarce resources—in the air and at sea and, most importantly, on the ground. Control of the malarial, jungle-clad island and its airfield might determine the fate of the war in the Pacific. The problem was that neither the Japanese nor the Americans had the resources. Both nations were trying to wage the South Pacific war on the cheap—the bulk of Japan’s ground forces were committed to the endless war in China, and the United States was committed to the “Germany First” policy, which made the war in Europe the first priority. Both sides lacked troops, transports, planes, and basic supplies. Nevertheless, as the U.S. Marines and Japanese Army units on Guadalcanal became exhausted from heavy combat and rugged conditions, it was more imperative than ever to resupply and reinforce the troops—on both sides. Recommended: 5 Most Powerful Aircraft Carriers, Subs, Bombers and Fighter Aircraft Ever Recommended: North Korea Has 200,000 Soldiers in Its Special Forces Recommended: Why Doesn't America Kill Kim Jong Un? As September turned to October, the Japanese moved first. The local commander, Rear Admiral Gunichi Mikawa, using destroyer transports, ordered the delivery of 10,000 men of the tough 2nd Infantry Division to Guadalcanal’s Cape Esperance in eight nocturnal runs down the channel between the Solomon Islands chain, a route known to the Americans as The Slot, in a measure the Japanese called the Ant Transportation, but known to Americans then and forever as the Tokyo Express. The Americans did not waste time in reacting. Admiral Chester Nimitz, Commander-in-Chief Pacific, ordered his top sailors on the scene to take swift action. Read full article

29 декабря 2017, 15:27

Большие и малые: новые виды животных, открытые в 2017 году

Многим может показаться, что животный мир довольно хорошо каталогизирован, однако учёные постоянно обнаруживают новые виды существ на глубине океана, в густых джунглях и даже на пыльных музейных полках. Расскажем о новых "поступлениях" 2017 года, а также о паре существ, считавшимися вымершими, но которые были обнаружены вновь в уходящем году.

29 декабря 2017, 01:00

Huawei’s undersea cable project raises red flag in Australia

Fears of Chinese spying prompt Canberra to consider funding Solomon Islands seabed cable

26 декабря 2017, 19:02

У Соломоновых островов произошло землетрясение магнитудой 5,3

  Землетрясение магнитудой 5,3 произошло у берегов Соломоновых островов, сообщает Геологическая служба США.

26 декабря 2017, 18:36

Гватемала и Румыния хотят перенести в Иерусалим свои посольства

Посольство Румынии в Тель-Авиве подтверждает, что такой вариант действительно рассматривается.

26 декабря 2017, 00:31

У Соломоновых островов зафиксировано землетрясение магнитудой 5,3

Землетрясение магнитудой 5,3 произошло у Соломоновых островов. Читать далее

25 декабря 2017, 22:13

Землетрясение магнитудой 5,3 зафиксировано у Соломоновых островов

У Соломоновых островов произошло землетрясение магнитудой 5,3. Об этом сообщает «РИА Новости» со ссылкой на геологическую службу США.

19 декабря 2017, 04:14

This Japanese Super-Torpedo Was the Hypersonic Weapon of World War II

Michael Peck Security, When U.S. Navy warships began exploding in the middle of the night, America realized it had a problem. Which should remind us to be skeptical of "game-changing" weapons such as Chinese and Russian hypersonic missiles. It is not enough to claim that ship-killer missiles will wipe out the U.S. Navy. We must ask under what conditions these weapons will be effective. Do they require satellite guidance that can't be jammed, sensors that can't be decoyed, or missiles that can't be shot down? As the world moves further into the twenty-first century, it may turn out that new forms of warfare—cyber, stealth, lasers—will end up leaving the anti-ship missile as a powerful but dated weapon. When U.S. Navy warships began exploding in the middle of the night, America realized it had a problem. In the autumn of 1942, Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands near Australia, became the focal point of the Pacific War. For six months, U.S. and Japanese forces savagely battled on land, air, and sea to determine who would control the island and its strategic airfield. Recommended: Uzi: The Israeli Machine Gun That Conquered the World Recommended: The M4: The Gun U.S. Army Loves to Go to War With Recommended: Why Glock Dominates the Handgun Market (And Better than Sig Sauer and Beretta) For the U.S. Navy, which had belittled the Japanese as incompetent, Guadalcanal came as a shock. The disaster at Pearl Harbor could be explained by surprise and treachery, but the Navy left two dozen warships in "Ironbottom Sound" off Guadalcanal. Read full article

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15 декабря 2017, 16:05

How a threatened island is attracting tourists

The Solomon Islands want to grow their economy, and they see tourism as a key.

13 декабря 2017, 17:10

Лингвисты выяснили, какие из исчезающих языков надо спасать в первую очередь

Международная команда учёных опубликовала статью, в которой описала применение к языкам методов биологии. Это позволило лингвистам научиться определять языки, которые нужно спасать от забвения в первую очередь.

07 декабря 2017, 23:48

Remarks by President Trump at Signing of Proclamation for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

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Roosevelt Room 2:15 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: These are great men. Thank you for being with us. On this day, 76 years ago, more than 2,000 Americans were killed in a surprise attack on our homeland; hundreds more were injured. Battleships, cruisers, destroyers, and aircraft carriers in our Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor suffered crippling losses. Everybody knows about it. America was at war. These folks know about it more than anybody. As we remember that fateful day, it's an incredible honor to be joined here with surviving veterans of the attack on Pearl Harbor. And you'll be here for the next seven years with me, okay? All right -- seven years. After that, who knows? (Laughter.) They're heroes, and they're living witnesses to American history. All American hearts are filled with gratitude for their service, their sacrifice, and their presence here today. These veterans of World War II -- very special men -- are among the very first Americans to fight back in the Second World War. That's really true when you think -- you were the first ones to fight back. That's something to be said. And we did okay. Once we got our act together, we did okay because we know how to win. Outnumbered and outgunned, they did not hesitate. These six great American patriots answered the call of history: Mickey Ganitch, Jack Holder, Lawrence Parry, Robert Fernandez, George Blake, and Alexander Horanzy. On that bright Sunday morning, Mickey Ganitch and his shipmates were getting ready to play a game of football against the crew of the USS Arizona for the fleet championship. Where's Mickey? You never got that game, huh? You never got that -- MR. GANITCH: We had a war to fight. THE PRESIDENT: You better believe it. (Laughter.) I know you won the war. I don't know about football. You won the war. MR. GANITCH: I'm ready to go, in case we play that game. THE PRESIDENT: Look at you. You look beautiful. (Laughter.) Boy, oh boy. That's pretty -- can you do that one more time for me? I can't believe it. Boy, that's -- I'm not playing him in football. (Laughter.) When bombs began to fall, Mickey reported to his battle station in the crow’s nest of the USS Pennsylvania wearing his football uniform and his football helmet, which he threw off because he figured he didn't need it. That's pretty, pretty great, huh? And you did a hell of a job. You saw something that few people have ever witnessed before, right? MR. GANITCH: Right. THE PRESIDENT: Amazing. Thanks, Mickey. Jack Holder. Jack? Jack -- hi, Jack. Jack Holder survived the enemy’s attack on Ford Island and went on to fly dozens of missions in the Battles of Midway and all along the Solomon Islands. Thank you, Jack, for being here. Appreciate it. MR. HOLDER: Thank you. THE PRESIDENT: Very brave guy. Lawrence Parry carried ammunition to the gunners. In thinking about the lessons of Pearl Harbor, Larry said he hopes “we can build up the military again.” We are building up the military beyond what you ever thought. It got depleted. You know what happened over the last quite long period of time, but not with us. Our budget is now going to be higher than ever before. We're building it up again. And we'll do it in your honor. Okay? We're building it up. The best equipment in the world -- we make it. And we're supplying it in very big numbers. Thanks. Thanks. And we're doing a job. Robert Fernandez. Robert? MR. FERNANDEZ: Yes. THE PRESIDENT: Nice seeing you, Robert -- served on the USS Curtiss that delivered return fire against the enemy. And he really gave it to them pretty good. They were very successful at the return fire. Good job. You look like you're about 50 years old. Huh? You must have been very young. (Laughter.) You look great. What is the age? MR. FERNANDEZ: Ninety-three now. THE PRESIDENT: Ninety-three? Well, you look great. George Blake stood watch on the Hawaiian shores, ready to repulse a feared invasion. George, George -- thank you, George. Good. It was pretty wild scene. You'll never forget that, right? MR. BLAKE: I've never forgotten it. THE PRESIDENT: Nope, you haven't. And you fought hard. Alexander Horanzy enlisted in the Army when he was only 17. Alex served throughout the war, but if you tried to call him a hero, he’d tell you he was just a “regular grunt in the service.” That's what he told us -- a "regular grunt." I don't think so. Thank you. Thank you. MR. HORANZY: (Inaudible.) THE PRESIDENT: Yeah, I know it is. You're not a regular anything. You're a hero. You're a hero. All of you are heroes. In the weeks and months that took place after the surprise attack -- and that was a vicious surprise attack -- millions of American patriots, like these men, answered the same call and went to war. They fought, they bled, they sacrificed, and they triumphed. Many died to defend America against our enemies and to defeat the enemies of all humanity. The legacy of that legendary American generation is carved deep into the stone monuments of history. Across the battlefields, oceans, and harrowing skies of Europe and the Pacific throughout the war, one great battle cry could be heard by American friends and foes alike: “Remember Pearl Harbor.” Have you heard that before, a couple of times? "Remember Pearl Harbor." MR. GANITCH: (Singing.) Remember Pearl Harbor, as you go to meet the foe. Just remember Pearl Harbor, as we did the Alamo. We shall always remember how they died for liberty. Just remember Pearl Harbor, and go on to victory. (Applause.) THE PRESIDENT: What can I say? Wow, that was good. He's a very shy person, too. (Laughter.) And a great football player. Today, our entire nation pauses to remember Pearl Harbor and the brave warriors who, on that day, stood tall and fought for America. As I sign the proclamation making this National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, I ask that God continue to bless and watch over each of you as very, very special people to our country. And God is watching over you, and we appreciate it. Thank you. Our surviving World War II veterans are a precious national treasure. So I'm going to sign this proclamation, and we're going to -- I see there's one pen, but we're going to get plenty of other pens and other things for you guys so you remember this day. And again, we'll do it for another seven years, okay? Seven years. And you all have to promise you're going to be around, right? (Laughter.) We're going to be around. We're going to be around and we're going to be together, okay? Thank you. Thank you very much. Let's sign the proclamation. Thank you. [The proclamation is signed.] END   2:24 P.M. EST

05 декабря 2017, 22:24

Powerless: The Challenge Facing Businesses in Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands, in the heart of the Pacific, relies on expensive imported fuel for nearly 100% of its electricity. It has some of the highest energy costs in the world and one of the lowest rates of connection in the world, with just 9% of Solomon Islanders connected to the electricity grid. This is the story of Toata Molea, the owner of Didao Service Station in the capital, Honiara. Toata shares his insights into running a small business under the Solomons’ high energy costs.

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28 ноября 2017, 11:49

Solomon Islands central bank in contingency planning push

Central bank asks financial institutions to establish boards for crisis management

22 ноября 2017, 11:14

10 самых долгих правлений в истории

Спикер парламента Зимбабве заявил, что получил письмо от президента Зимбабве Роберта Мугабе, в котором говорится о решении уйти в отставку, сообщает агентство Associated Press.

22 ноября 2017, 11:14

10 самых долгих правлений в истории

Спикер парламента Зимбабве заявил, что получил письмо от президента Зимбабве Роберта Мугабе в котором говорится о решении уйти в отставку, сообщает агентство Associated Press.

21 ноября 2017, 13:40

Самые дорогие авиаперелеты: топ-10 стран мира

Стоимость перелета может меняться в зависимости от дня недели или даже времени суток. Она зависит от множества факторов, включая стоимость топлива и валютные колебания. Поэтому неудивительно, что средняя стоимость перелета существенно варьируется.

21 ноября 2017, 13:40

Самые дорогие авиаперелеты: топ-10 стран мира

Стоимость перелета может меняться в зависимости от дня недели или даже времени суток. Она зависит от множества факторов, включая стоимость топлива и валютные колебания. Поэтому неудивительно, что средняя стоимость перелета существенно варьируется.

17 ноября 2017, 08:22

У Соломоновых островов произошло землетрясение магнитудой 5,6

Землетрясение магнитудой 5,6 произошло у берегов Соломоновых островов, сообщает Геологическая служба США

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01 ноября 2017, 04:32

3 Strategic Takeaways from the Guadalcanal Campaign

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James Holmes Security, Asia Americans involved with the Guadalcanal campaign formulated Maoist-sounding ideas for holding the Solomons—and that's how they won. This year marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands. The battle is one of seven naval engagements that—together with hard-ground fighting on the part of the U.S. Marines and Army—make up a six-month bloodletting known to history as Guadalcanal. It’s a struggle replete with insights into martial strategy and operations. There are three big ideas that come out of studying the Solomon Islands campaign. First of all, the physical setting may impel strategic and operational deliberations. The Solomon Islands is a chute of an island chain. Guadalcanal constitutes its southeastern terminus, while the Japanese fortress at Rabaul lay just beyond its northwestern terminus in yesteryear. The Solomons commands little intrinsic value apart from its strategic geography. It invites the greats of literature to turn eloquent phrases disparaging it. James Michener, to name one, terms Guadalcanal “that godforsaken backwash of the world.” Yet “location, location, location” makes as good a slogan in strategy as in real estate. War is a business of positions, as the little Emperor Napoleon liked to point out. Position augmented by military power translates into strategic advantage for a site’s holder. Read full article

31 октября 2017, 20:54

Ease of Doing Business in Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands is ranked 116 among 190 economies in the ease of doing business, according to the latest World Bank annual ratings. The rank of Solomon Islands deteriorated to 116 in 2017 from 104 in 2016. Ease of Doing Business in Solomon Islands averaged 97.80 from 2008 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 116 in 2017 and a record low of 74 in 2011. The Ease of doing business index ranks countries against each other based on how the regulatory environment is conducive to business operationstronger protections of property rights. Economies with a high rank (1 to 20) have simpler and more friendly regulations for businesses. This page includes a chart with historical data for Ease of Doing Business in Solomon Islands.