Contrary to a narrative that has since emerged, mostly pushed by people who have personal bones to pick with Bollywood biggies, Sushant was actually a dizzying story of success. This boy from Bihar cracked premier engineering entrance exams only to drop out, move to Mumbai with no film connections, become a popular TV face, and then a solo lead hero in Bollywood with a Rs200 crore grossing film in his kitty. Sushant achieved all this in just seven years. As an outsider who has now spent more than 10 years in the industry believe me when I say this is a dream Sushant s success in Bollywood was no mean achievement. Of the 10 films he starred in, six were hits and among the three flops Detective Byomkesh Bakshy and Sonchiriya were critically acclaimed. Sushant s performances always drew praise and he won awards for Kai Po Che and MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. In seven years, he had worked with all the top studios in Bollywood. His last release, Chhichhore, grossed Rs200 crore worldwide. Sushant was very popular with the college going audiences. He had made good money, and was generous with it. During the 2018 Kerala floods, he donated Rs1 crore to the chief minister s relief fund. He drove snazzy imported cars, lived in a duplex in one of Mumbai s posh parts, and was always rumoured to be dating beautiful actors.
Key point: For the time being, the MLRS still provides an effective rocket system for U.S. armored units. On February 24, 1991, the ground phase of Operation Desert Storm began. Over the next four days, the soldiers of an international coalition, formed to eject the Iraqi army of Saddam Hussein from the neighboring nation of Kuwait, carried out a whirlwind offensive that quickly overwhelmed their foe. During this time, tens of thousands of Iraqi soldiers were taken prisoner. Many of them, arms thrust upward in a sign of surrender, said one thing when they were taken into custody: No more steel rain. For weeks before the ground attack, these men had been systematically pummeled by the entire range of weaponry available to their opponents B 52 bombing strikes, air attacks using tons of precision smart weapons, plus many more thousands of tons of traditional unguided bombs and rockets. Added to this was the close air support of fighter bomber aircraft and attack helicopters. Artillery barrages dropped down on them by the dozens and hundreds, adding yet another level to the pounding they received. The cries of no more steel rain applied to none of these, however. Instead, it was the nickname of a deadly new artillery weapon seeing its debut in combat: the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System, or MLRS. Batteries of these weapons had been deployed to the Gulf with U.S. and British forces, who used them to blanket their target areas with hundreds of rockets releasing thousands of explosive submunitions, or bomblets, that devastated armored vehicles, trucks, equipment, and men. Volleys of rockets pounded the hapless Iraqi troops and paved the way for the sweeping infantry and armor assaults that followed. The MLRS proved itself alongside such other late Cold War weapons as the M1 Abrams tank, M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and AH64 Apache helicopter. Like these weapons, the MLRS had its origins in the 1970s development programs of the post Vietnam era. The MLRS Concept Takes Shape During the late 1960s and early 1970s, America s involvement in the Vietnam War drew most of the focus away from the traditional enemies of the time, the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies. As the United States gradually withdrew from the conflict in Asia, its attention once again returned to Eastern Europe, and the U.S. Army was not happy encountering the Russians new claws. The Soviets had taken advantage of America s distraction to build up its conventional forces to unprecedented levels. The Warsaw Pact now sat across the Iron Curtain with tens of thousands of new tanks, armored vehicles, cannons, and rocket artillery pieces. Artillery had always weighed heavily in Soviet planning, and they now had new, longer ranged cannons than most comparable American weapons. The disparity in rocket artillery was even more one sided. Soviet tactics used barrages of thousands of rockets fired from truck mounted multiple rocket launchers (MRLs) such as the BM 21. American artillery was only scantily supplied with rocket launchers, many of them left over from World War II. With some exceptions, U.S. planners heavily favored cannon artillery, primarily for its relative accuracy. Rockets at that time were considered area fire weapons; that is, they were fired en masse at an area of ground where the enemy was thought to be, rather than at a point target such as a bunker or trenchline. Existing rockets simply were not accurate enough for such pinpoint work, although they packed quite a punch and tended to have a terrifying psychological effect on the enemy. The Soviets were willing to saturate a target area with rockets, figuring that some, at least, would find their mark. For American artillerists, weaned on the concepts of accuracy and economy of expenditure in ammunition, large scale use of indiscriminate rockets simply was not palatable. A number of occurrences changed that mindset. In 1973, the Arab Israeli War broke out. Attrition rates in that conflict were far higher than expected, greater than any possible rate of replacement for lost armor and aircraft. One of the more effective Israeli tactics had been to hit enemy Surface to Air Missile (SAM) sites with MRLs. The American military establishment noted this. It also noted that in the event of war in Europe, NATO would have to fight outnumbered against a well equipped enemy in intense, destructive combat. After long debate, the U.S. Army finally wrote a requirement for a new rocket launcher in March 1974, calling it the GSRS, or General Support Rocket System. It would be used to engage enemy air defenses and for counterbattery fire, neutralizing opposing artillery. The new launcher would have long range and massive firepower, freeing the cannon units to provide close support to the infantry and armor. Several NATO allies, including the United Kingdom, France, and West Germany, were consulted and agreed to collaborate on the project. Since the Europeans already had looked at a similar system independently, their name was adopted, changing GSRS to MLRS. Design and Development Actual development began in September 1977, undertaken by the Boeing and Vought Aerospace companies, which beat out three other competitors for the contract. Development continued into the 1980s and eventually became the highest priority for the Field Artillery School, which considered it the Army s most spectacular new weapons system. After initial testing proved successful, the MLRS was adopted, with the first production models, designated M270, arriving at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in August 1982. The first operational battery of M270s was formed in March 1983, and the new unit was sent to West Germany the following September. These batteries were composed of three platoons of three launchers each, a total of nine launchers per battery. By 1987, 25 such batteries were in service. The basic M270 was a self propelled armored vehicle that mated two main subcomponents: the Launcher Loader Module (LLM) containing the rocket pods and the hardware needed to load and unload them and the carrier vehicle, essentially an enlarged version of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle chassis. The vehicle was not quite 23 feet long, 9.5 feet wide, and 8.5 feet high. It weighed 52,990 pounds ready for combat. The three man crew sat in a cab above the engine compartment. This cab was armored to protect against small arms fire and artillery fragments. The engine was a Cummins 8 cylinder diesel developing 500 horsepower for a top speed of 40 miles per hour and a range of 483 kilometers. Directly behind the cab was the LLM, which carried two pods of six rockets each, one next to the other. For firing, the LLM raised and rotated to point to the vehicle s side. It could fire single rockets or any number up to its full load of 12 within 60 seconds. The crew consisted of a crew chief, gunner, and driver. The crew chief commanded the vehicle, oversaw firing operations, and performed checks of the other two crewmen. The gunner operated a firing panel to aim and fire the rockets at selected targets. The M270 s computer calculated the data for the rocket s direction of fire, point of impact, and range; these calculations were based on information received digitally via radio or entered manually by the gunner. The driver operated the M270 and performed maintenance. The heart and purpose of the M270 were its munitions. The basic rocket was the M26, with a range of 32 kilometers. It carried 644 grenade sized submunitions. A single M270 could blanket a 600 square meter area with 7,728 bomblets, devastating to men, material, and light vehicles, with a limited effect on armored vehicles. One battery of MLRS firing a complete volley of 108 rockets had the equivalent firepower of 33 battalions of cannon artillery. These rockets were packaged in pods of six rounds each. Rockets were only part of the picture, however. The M270 also fired the M39 Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missile, each launcher carrying two missiles in place of the normal 12 rockets. The ATACMS carried 950 bomblets and had a range of 165 kilometers, giving MLRS the ability to range deep in enemy territory, hitting command posts, logistics depots, air defenses, and assembly areas for advancing units. ATACMS started development in 1985 and was rushed into service for Desert Storm. The MLRS Doctrine The doctrine for the use of MLRS sought to take advantage of its mobility and firepower. To avoid the expected Soviet counterbattery fire, M270s would spread out individually and hide themselves until needed for a mission. The launcher would then move to a firing position, launch its rockets, and immediately move away, hopefully before the Soviets could calculate the launch point using radar and fire on it. The M270 crew would then proceed to a reloading point, load fresh rocket pods, and move to a completely new hiding position near a different firing point. This would prevent the enemy from destroying the valuable launchers as they poured volley after volley into the advancing Soviet armored hordes. Fortunately for all concerned, such combat never happened before the Cold War came to an end. Instead, the MLRS would be called upon in the deserts of the Middle East. When the Iraqi Army conquered Kuwait in 1990, hundreds of thousands of American troops were sent to Saudi Arabia, first to defend against further Iraqi aggression and then to free Kuwait from its occupiers. They took with them 89 MLRS launchers. The baptism of fire for the M270 came on January 17, 1991. That day, Battery A of the 6th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery was traveling west on a highway called Tapline Road, en route to an assembly area. At 1620 hours, an order came to fire its ATACMS missiles at SAM sites that posed a danger to planned B 52 air strikes. Although it took several hours to coordinate clear airspace for the missile s trajectories, at 0042 on January 18, two missiles roared from their launchers, destroying both SAM sites. Battery A fired six more missiles that day targeting more of the Iraqi air defense network. 1 2 Next View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
The ”Great Silence ” is the observation and contradictory nature of why we have not found life elsewhere in the cosmos. The sheer size and age of the universe suggests that there should be something out there which is more advanced than us or at least on a par, so why has no evidence been found yet? The Milky Way alone is so old that enough time should have passed for an alien civilisation to have conquered it hundreds of times over.Yet, as far as scientists are aware, we are the only inhabitants.
Actress Tamannaah Bhatia, is a big star in south Indian films. Now that she has conquered the South with hits such as, Kandein Kadhalai, Ayan, Tadakha, Dharma Durai and the Baahubali series, she is now on a quest to find her own standing in Bollywood. She will shortly be seen in the Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer "Bole Chudiyan." The actress considers the film to be one of her biggest opportunities in Bollywood and wants the audience to perceive her as a newcomer.
Mama Rosa was an ardent follower of the Ministry of Holiness and Repentance, a church owned and operated by Prophet Dr Bishop David Owour.The bizarre story goes that Mama Rosa fell sick in June 2017 and was diagnosed with pneumonia and rheumatoid arthritis. She apparently died but when her husband called Prophet Owuor, lo and behold, Mama Rosa conquered death, in typical Lazarus fashion.
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On October 11, two weeks before Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and others began receiving suspicious, potentially explosive packages in the mail, political commentator Rochelle Ritchie reported Sayoc for violating the rules of the Twitter community. Days before he was apprehended by federal authorities, Sayoc used the Official Handbook of Presidential Grammar to warn Ritchie that he was a part of the Unconquered Seminole Tribe that could take her on a nice silent Air boat ride in the Everglades, adding that she should hug her loved ones real close every time she leaves home.Apparently unconvinced by the threat, Twitter responded to Ritchie s report by sending her a message saying that they had reviewed her charges and determined that they were unfounded.
RELATED: Why you shouldn t get too excited about flying cars just yetThe thing that is most impressive to me is that both artists have tried to evolve and elevate over the course of their respective careers. Beyonc began in the girl group Destiny 's Child and after some hits in their own right, she decided that being one of three didn 't quite feature her star power. She struck out on her own and with a unique mixture of talent, force of will, and a legendary work ethic, she has conquered pop music. Not only that, but the subject matter of her songs has gone from Bootylicious to exploring the struggles of fidelity in a marriage. Impressive stuff.
Captive State stars John Goodman and Moonlight s Ashton Sanders as survivors of an alien invasion that took place years ago. We don t ever see the extraterrestrials in the trailer, but that doesn t mean they re not around. Humanity has become a conquered species, worshipping the Legislature as pockets of resistance continue to survive against the 10 year occupation.
Join us as we unbox the 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro, celebrating over 500,000,000 PlayStations sold and countless more adventures conquered. The Limited Edition Bundle includes a PS4 Pro Console with a 2TB Hard Drive, DUALSHOCK4 wireless controller, PlayStation Camera, and Vertical Stand. The DUALSHOCK4 as well as a Limited Edition 500 Million Gold Headset will also be sold separately (release timing and availability will vary by country and region). Visit PlayStation.Blog for full details and release information.
Priyanka Chopra is probably the most known name around the world. Bigger than the biggest of Indian stars be it Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan or Aamir Khan, all thanks to her successful stint in Hollywood. Since the time one can remember people have been crossing over to the west and making their presence felt be it Shashi Kapoor in 70s, 80s, later Om Puri, Amrish Puri, Anupam Kher or Irrfan Khan (most successful of the lot).But it was Priyanka Chopra who truly became the big crossover star India was missing. She not only bagged the leading role in A grade American TV series but was also seen locking horns with possibly biggest Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson. There is a reason why Priyanka Chopra successfully broke into an alien market and became a star there unlike other Indian actors. Also read: Priyanka Chopra birthday: All the times she came, conquered and ruled the red carpet like a boss see photos
Pep Guardiola has confirmed he wants to try his hand at international management.The 47 year old has conquered leagues in Spain, Germany and England during his 10 year managerial career but is yet to take charge of a national team.
Cue a ravishing film, jammed with marvellous images and fascinating information. We were treated to a terrific variety of these extraordinary predators, the top of the food chain: from the fastest to the strongest, the smallest to the biggest. It is hardly fun and games though: life is hard, the needs for mating, for food relentless (Bangladesh's fishing cat, below).It was going to be nature red in tooth and claw, from the African plain and veldt, not to mention the Himalayas, Yukon and Antarctica, Siberia and Sri Lanka: seriously beautiful. It took over two years and 30 expeditions to gather the remarkable footage, with mood music and Bertie Carvel s narration studded with fact. Occasionally visual clich intruded: ration those scudding clouds, please.
Qualcomm kicked off its second annual Snapdragon Technology Summit with the announcement of Snapdragon 835 powered Windows PCs. Called the Always Connected PC, this new breed of Windows devices will be on cellular LTE networks and sport day long battery life. As the Snapdragon platform turned a decade old, Windows became the latest frontier conquered by Qualcomm with the promise of setting off the next generation Windows devices. Microsoft 's Terry Myerson was on stage to make the announcement. The upcoming cellular PCs will have the Qualcomm X16 Gigabit modem for 5G connectivity and have more than 20 hours of battery life. They will be slim and sleek with Windows 10 S at the heart of it. Asus and HP announced the first Always Connected PCs while Lenovo will show its hand at CES 2018 in January. Asus launched the Nova Go, a 2 in 1 Windows laptop with a 13.3 inch backlit LED full HD display, powered by Snapdragon 835 with upto 256GB UFS 2.0 storage and 8GB RAM. It will support Gigabit LTE and last for 22 hours, with over 30 days of standby. It will be priced $799 (roughly Rs 51,000) for the 8GB 256GB variant and $599 (roughly Rs 38500) for the 4GB 64GB variant. HP announced the Envy x2, a cellular Windows detachable with a 12.3 inch display that boasts the longest battery life in a Windows detachable PC. This too will be powered by the Snapdragon 835 with 4GB of RAM and run on Windows 10 S with 20 hour battery life. Both devices will have Windows Hello, Windows Ink and Windows Cortana in it. They will support e SIM and NanoSIMs. Microsoft also tailored Office 365 apps to run on the ARM based processor and more will have to follow suit. The devices turn on instantly, can stay connected throughout and last the whole day. A 20 hour battery life was unheard of in a Windows device before. Finally, AMD announced it has joined forces with Qualcomm to bring in AMD 's Ryzen mobile platform using Snapdragon LTE modems for gigabit connection speeds. The next gen Ryzen chipsets will have integrated Radeon Vega graphics and provide desktop grade performance. So far, AMD has announced two chipsets, both quad core with eight threads. Intel will face stiff competition next year with Qualcomm 's announcement of cellular, always connected, mobile PCs.
The Rio Olympic silver medallist Sindhu won in an hour and 24 minutes at the SK Handball Stadium in Seoul. It was the 22 year old 's third Superseries title of her career. (PV thinsp;Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara highlights)Okuhara had conquered the Hyderabadi in the World Championships final in August in Glasgow.
Is it a lsquo;new India ' when over 70 ill fated children tragically die in a Gorakhpur government hospital, an annual monsoon ritual in one of the more backward regions of the country? Is the prime minister assuring us that Japanese Encephalitis will be conquered, that public investment in health will be doubled, or that primary health centres will be strengthened? The truth is, the public health system in the country is in ICU.Is it a lsquo;new India ' when Assam is flooded every year, when thousands are displaced in another annual catastrophe? Are we being assured that there will be a genuine effort to plug the encroachments of river banks, the lack of drainage, rampant deforestation, all of which contribute to the sorrows heaped upon hapless people by a swelling Brahmaputra?
Chester Bennington sadly lost his battle with his demons last night after a valiant struggle against substance abuse and depression.His death sent shock waves through the musical community as the Linkin Park frontman was thought to have conquered his battle with depression which haunted him for much of his adult life.
# Hollywood offersPriyanka has conquered the west with fantastic performances in Quantico season 1 amp; 2. The actress rose to fame in America only last year, but did you know that Hollywood casting directors were after the Bollywood diva since 2012. In fact, on the show, Priyanka revealed how the VP of casting (from the CBS studio) had come down to Mumbai while she was shooting for Gunday. They gave her a fantastic offer to work in a Television show, but she declined it. A few days later, the VP again told her to think about it. They told her to come to Los Angeles and then they could figure something out. PeeCee was not sure, but she took the leap, flew to America a few months later and was on a month long paid vacation. During her stay in LA, she read nearly 25 scripts but liked only one and that was Quantico.