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DeLorean's Comeback: Electric Sports Car

  The Delorean Alpha 5 EV                                                        Source:  DeLorean - New & Old New Electric Sports Car It was more than 40 years ago, in 1975, that the glitzy, avantgarde Delorean DMC hit the global automotive market.  The vehicle was nothing less than an automotive trailblazer of a sports car with its stainless-steel body, gull wing doors and flashy futuristic design.  Now, four decades later, the DeLorean sports car is being reborn as the DeLorean Alpha 5 EV concept car.  It has the classic gull wing doors but everything else is new, all electric and zero emissions.  The vehicle will be unveiled in August by the new DeLorean Motors which is owned and operated by British automotive mechanic Stephen Wynn in Humble, Texas.  The original DeLorean Motors, founded by automotive legend John DeLorean, went out of business in 1982. Tech Specs & More As you can see in the images, the Alpha 5 EV is sleek, smooth and very stylish.  The vehicle is all elect


US & European Regional Travel on the Rise Source: Cape Cod Summer Tourist Destination Marriott CEO's Global Hotel Perspective The pandemic was particularly inhospitable to the global hospitality industry.  As Covid-19 cases soared, air travel ground to a halt, lockdowns forced people to shelter at home and bookings at global hotel chains plummeted.  At Marriott, room occupancy rates dropped to 5% in some US hotel properties and to 7% in Marriott hotels in China.  The rates have rebounded in China to 40% and in the US to 20%.  CEO Arne Sorenson says he's starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel for global hotels:  a pickup in personal and business travel. Profound Economic Impact Sorenson says the impact of the pandemic on Marriott's global business is worse than 9/11 and the 2008 financial crisis combined. He doesn't expect global occupancy to return to the average of 71% for a few years.  But there are positive signs.  US downloads of

A Most Endangered Species Making Comeback

North Atlantic Right Whales Newborn News Source:   Center for Coast Studies Only 450 of the Species Left in the World This is a remarkable potential species comeback for scientific researchers to witness.  The Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, MA has documented that they've spotted three North Atlantic right whales and their calf pairs in Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts this spring.  There are only 450 of the species left in the world.  North Atlantic right whales are among the world's most endangered species.  No calf pairs were spotted in the Bay in 2018. At least one third of the North Atlantic right whale population is in Cape Cod Bay right now as part of their annual migration north to cooler waters. Hunted to Extinction by the 1890's The species was hunted to extinction by the early 1890's and listed as endangered in 1970.  They have high blubber content and are a valuable target for hunters.  3 mothers and their calf pairs were spotted off Cape Co