Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan: Why Didn’t Fliers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Call or Text

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 21, 2014

Industry analyst Jeff Kagan writes about the unanswered question in his recent E-Commerce Times Column titled, Why Didnt Fliers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Call or Text? This column was published Thursday March 20.

The question is why there were no calls, text messages or emails from the passengers. And why family couldnt connect when calling their cellphones.

E-Commerce Times summarized the column as follows. If there were no messages received, does it mean the plane experienced a sudden catastrophe? Based on the latest news accounts, the answer seems to be no. The plane flew off course for several hours. So why didn’t anyone send messages? Were they unable to? Were they unconscious? There’s speculation that a sudden elevation change could have knocked everyone out quickly. Is that what happened?

This remains one of the saddest and most curious parts of this story. What happened to the travelers? Why didnt they or why couldnt they get a message out? And why couldnt family reach them? asks Tech analyst Jeff Kagan.

During the last week wireless analyst Jeff Kagan has appeared on many television and radio news shows including NBC, CNN with Wolf Blitzer, FOX News with Megyn Kelly, and an assortment of other shows on national networks.

The same questions are continually asked about why passengers didnt make calls from their cell phones or why family calls to them never connected come up time after time. However there are no answers.

In this new column Kagan asks new questions about the satellite phones on the plane itself, and the wireless Internet access which would allow text messages and email to be sent and received.

Read this story today.

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Grace International to Debut The Scarlet Huntington Hotel in San Francisco in May 2014

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 24, 2014

Singapore-based hospitality group Grace International is pleased to debut The Scarlet Huntington, which will open in May 2014 following a $ 15 million renovation of San Franciscos beloved Huntington Hotel. Designed to kindle the imagination and take guests on an adventure for the senses, The Scarlet Huntington presents an inimitable style that is influenced by the citys vibrant heritage and reflects an international couture.

Embodied in the storied Huntington Hotel, The Scarlet Huntingtons arrival will breathe life afresh into the crown of San Franciscos iconic Nob Hill, welcoming a contemporary grace and uninhibited luxury to a neighborhood that set the bar for glamour. With the hotels new look comes a new name The Scarlet portraying an avant-garde style that draws inspiration from a deep Peranakan heritage derived from the blended cultures of 15th century Chinese immigrants in modern-day Malaysia and Singapore woven together with San Franciscos history and diversity.

Located in the heart of one of the worlds most vibrant and culturally rich metropolises, The Scarlet Huntington echoes the persona of its surroundings, said Fong Kah Seng, group chief executive officer of Grace International. The revitalized hotel will introduce locals and visitors to the well-dressed and modern sensibilities that define The Scarlet, our signature hotel brand, while enriching the propertys distinct character, signature hospitality, and uncompromising standards.

San Francisco-based interior architecture and design firm Forrest Perkins designed The Scarlet Huntington with the intention of capturing onlookers and inciting passion within discerning travelers and the surrounding community from the start.

Providing a warm and familiar welcome, the iconic red of the former Huntington Hotels exterior as displayed in the brick fa

Oilfield Communications Market Worth $3.18 Billion by 2019 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets

(PRWEB) March 26, 2014

The report Oilfield Communications Market Upstream and Midstream Communications, Unified Communications, M2M Communications, Video Conferencing, WiMax, VSAT, Onshore and Offshore Communications – Worldwide Market Forecast and Analysis (2014 – 2019), defines and segments the Oilfield Communications Market into various sub-segments of technologies, solutions, services, and regions with in-depth analysis and forecasting of revenues. It also identifies drivers and restraints of this market with insights on trends, opportunities, and challenges.

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The complex field operations and data requirements coupled with highly collaborative work processes between multiple onshore and offshore sites are increasingly relying on a robust communication network. This communication challenge is compounded by the variety of different operational domains to be supported by exploration, production, and downstream operations. Many of these are often situated in challenging and rugged regions around the globe.

Very small aperture terminal (VSAT) and fiber-optic communication networks are highly used across the entire value chain of the oil and gas sector for voice and data communication. The emergence of cloud services, video conferencing, and cyber security has increased the burden on fast and reliable communication infrastructure on the field site. The concept of digital oilfield hugely relies on robust IT infrastructure, automation, and communication network. The Oilfield Communications Market will remain lucrative in the long term as the global demand for bandwidth requirement continues to increase. This demand also includes the rising requirements from the emerging energy markets such as Middle East and Africa (MEA) and Latin America (LA).

This Oilfield Communications Market research report analyzes global adoption trends, future growth potential, competitive outlook, market ecosystem, and the value chain of this market. The report analyzes market sizes and revenue forecasts across different regions such as North America (NA), Europe (EU), LA, Asia Pacific (APAC), and MEA.

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The Spice Route Adventure: Cruising from Burma to Borneo Aboard a Classic Sailing Yacht

Southeast Asia (PRWEB) January 24, 2014

Sailing company Burma Boating has launched its new summer itinerary, “The Spice Route Adventure.” Guests can book parts of this epic journey aboard Burma Boatings flagship yacht Meta IV and follow a route travelled by merchants and adventurers over the centuries.

The voyage will take the yacht from Burma to Thailands western islands, continuing through Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, all the way to Sabah in Borneo – and back.

This is a journey of discovery through the heart of Southeast Asia, combining culture with nature and luxury with adventure. Guests can expect to see ancient port towns, World Heritage Sites, national parks, gorgeous waters and some of Asias most beautiful islands. They will listen to the sounds of the world’s oldest rainforest on Borneo, sail up jungle rivers, watch orangutans and sample exotic delicacies on local markets – there will be endless opportunities for outings and excursions.

The cruising schedule offers 8 different segments between May and September – each of them 12 days long. Many of the islands along the way have been rated to be among the world’s most beautiful.

Burma Boating is offering two kinds of packages: Guests can book a cabin and join a cruise. Families or groups might also consider chartering the whole yacht for themselves to plan a completely tailor-made private trip. Meta IV has space for up to 8 guests in 4 cabins, all fully air-conditioned and with en-suite bathrooms.

Meta IV was designed by the naval architect Thomas E. Colvin, who gave the yacht her beautiful shape and robust hull. She is made entirely of Thai teak, one of the best woods for building classic boats. She was constructed in 1998 as a private two-master for a Swiss businessman who made his fortune in hotels. After two years of intensive restoration work and refitting, Meta IV started her new life as a luxury charter vessel in the fall of 2012. She is crewed by an Austrian captain, a Thai chef and two sailors.

Burma Boating offers sailing experiences aboard classic yachts. The company made headlines when spearheading luxury sailing cruises in Burmas Mergui Archipelago last year.

From late October until end of April, Meta IV will be back in Burma’s (Myanmar’s) Mergui Archipelago.

Rates for the 12-day Spice Route Adventure are EUR 3,900 (USD 5,290) per person.

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If you are youthful, perhaps one of the most thrilling things to look ahead to is the day you get your driver’s licence. Many adolescents look forward to possessing their first car and having more independence than they did in the past. Their thoughts are thinking about the areas they’ll go and buddies they’ll see, but as a parent, your head is likely thinking about the hazards and expense of having a teenaged driver.

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Hotelogix Preferred Solution For Small and Mid-sized Hotels in Cancun, Mexico

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Welcome to Kinabalu View Lodge

Kinabalu View Lodge is located at the town center of Ranau District in Sabah, Malaysia on the island of Borneo.  Ranau sits 108 km east of Kota Kinabalu and 227 km west of Sandakan and is on the highway connecting Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan.  The town of Ranau is just 20 kilometers away from Malaysia’s first World Heritage Site - Kinabalu Park and it is one of the gateways to the National Park, Poring Hot Springs and Sabah Tea Garden.