"I think what is happening is sad ... I think it ''s just bad. If anything I would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant who comes to India and creates the next unicorn in India, or becomes the CEO of Infosys, that should be the aspiration. If I had to sort of mirror what happened to me in the US, I hope that ''s what happens in India, " Nadella told Buzzfeed. Read in Tamil, Malayalam
Space Exploration is a challenging, complex and very expensive endeavour. Any mission scenario is different and similarly challenging from the other. Currently the major space agencies are working towards destinations where human beings could one day live, such as the Moon and Mars. From my point of view both Celestial bodies are important for the future of exploration, for different reasons. The Moon for its vicinity to us and its strong relation with our wonderful planet; Mars being the only planet in our solar system that for distance and basic characteristics could be a realistic target for long duration space exploration. Nevertheless, and in order to achieve solid results it is very important to synchronise as much as possible the technological developments. If we wish one day to have humans living outside Earth, a clear step no matter the target shall be detailed by scientific characterisation and knowledge of the corresponding environments. We still need to understand how to protect our astronauts from the harsh space environment, how to use the planetary local resources for refurbishment or life support, get to know if there has been life on a certain surface and what happened, so on.The list of technologies needed for the next big move in space can be very large and different depending on the final target. For sure, launch vehicles are still a limit for space exploration in general, and even more in the case of human space exploration. We are still very young in in situ resources, utilisation and exploitation, in radiation protection, etc. Regarding Martian rovers an evident key area is giving them as much autonomy and long traverse capabilities as possible. The latter clearly for a wider access to the planetary surface. Regarding on board autonomy it is essential to increase as much as possible the scientific return, robustness and reliability, on board resources optimisation, the future collaboration with astronauts, etc.
Hold on to your junk, because this might hurt (not really, but it might put you off having sex for a while).Earlier today, on This Morning, Phillip Schofield was left speechless as Dr Sara appeared on the show and educated him and co host Holly Willoughby on one of the biggest health stories happening right now: the snapped penis.
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In Nacreous, the skies remain illuminated after the sun has set. This happens as polar stratospheric clouds catch the peachy sunlight long after it has abandoned the ground at up to 80,000 feet altitude.Read: #39;Process behind ice formation in clouds decoded #39;
Robert Pattinson has a porn career lined up just in case The batman It turns out to be a failure. However, there is really no chance of that happening. DC fans have been waiting to see a new movie with the Caped Crusader in it for a few years. Ben Affleck was supposed to continue on paper, but things didn #39;t work out the way he thought they were going. League of Justice It came out, bombed, and now things need to be reevaluated.So, Pattinson is next in line for the cape and hood, and is currently preparing for what could very well be the film of his career. But he is not ruling out the world of pornography if everything falls apart, which we doubt will happen.
Remember that cute little girl from Uncle Buck that was kind of a rascal but was a cute and engaging rascal? Gaby Hoffmann is in her 30s now and no longer has that childish exuberance that a lot of people remember but at the very least she;s still an interesting individual that can be remembered if you take a look at her picture side by side. It;s intriguing to learn that she spent a good number of years living in a very posh hotel but it;s just as interesting to hear that she didn;t care to work with Macaulay Culkin when they were cast in Uncle Buck. Normally one tends to hear about conflicts arising from differences between adolescents and adults, but apparently child actors have their favorites and least favorites as well, which seems pretty natural really since at a certain age kids do start to develop the biases that will eventually follow them into adulthood or be left behind as they continue to mature. What;s funny about Gaby however is that she eventually got tired of acting, as Field of Dreams was her first appearance and Uncle Buck came after. It;s easy to think that the schedule that an actor has to follow at any age would get tiring however, and after a while she decided that she wanted out.When Macaulay Culkin saw his career continue to rise however Gaby ''s competitive nature got the better of her and she dove back in, deciding that she too could make something more of what she 'd been doing. This Is My Life and Sleepless in Seattle were two of her biggest movies after that point but she did go on to star in other movies as she continued to grow up, as well as TV shows that gained her the kind of notice that she wanted. You could say that she ''s been successful since she ''s done very well for herself but if one stated that they know exactly who she is and why she ''s successful it would mean that they 've been following her career for a while. Otherwise just speaking her name might confuse a lot of folks that would remember her from big name movies like Uncle Buck and Field of Dreams since she did stick out in a big and very positive manner. Apart from her acting career though Gaby has lived what sounds to be an accomplished life since she ''s educated, she ''s been around, and she hasn ''t faded off into the distance no matter that a lot of people might not know her by name but will know her by sight.
Akshay Kumar: There is a certain formula to make movies successful and Akshay Kumar surely knows them all. His diversity as an actor could be seen specifically in 2019 when he delivered films like Kesari, which was a movie based on patriotism, and Mission Mangal, or a completely different genre of comedy with Housefull 4. He ended the year by pairing up with Kareena Kapoor Khan for Good Newwz. Overall, one can say that Akshay promised to win hearts in 2019 with all these major releases. He has already unveiled his looks from upcoming release Sooryavanshi and Laxmmi Bomb. Both of them promise to be two major bombs to be dropped by Khiladi Kumar next year. He recently announced that he has completed shooting for cop movie Sooryavanshi. Amitabh Bachchan: Age may be slowing down the spirit of megastar Amitabh Bachchan and this became evident recently when he announced his thought of retiring from films to his fans through his personal blog. Yes, the announcement may have left millions of his fans across the globe shattered. But, they should not feel so much worried as Big B is currently busy shooting for his upcoming important projects like Brahmastra and Chehre and Gulabo Sitabo. So, it is time for us to sit back and cherish his next magical creations before that day finally arrives when he decides to hang his boots. This is also the year when he is receiving the 50th Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Ayushmann Khurrana: If you argue that 2018 was his best then think again as Ayushmann Khurrana, Bollywood;s present poster boy, delivered it even bigger this year with three consecutive hits. The Ayushmann mania has been sweeping the Bollywood shores for the past couple of years and this time it started with the thriller Article 15. Then came Dream Girl, with its hidden soft message against the trouble of loneliness faced by people today. With his last release Bala, Ayushmann remained the hit maker of the year, creating probably a new formula for upcoming stars to follow in the coming days. Now, 2020 promises to be another Ayushmann Khurrana year when he will be seen in two major releases Gulabo Sitabo and Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. Surely, these content driven movies, which Ayushmann specialises, can once again create certain magic and evetually establish this Chandigarh born actor as the next biggest superstar. Aamir Khan: After a poor show in 2018 with his Thugs of Hindostan, Aamir Khan did not appear on the big screen this year. He will be seen in 2020 with the movie Laal Singh Chaddha. He has already unveiled his first look from the film. In his Sikh man avatar, Aamir Khan once again aims to deliver a hit next year. Anushka Sharma: A controversy following a Farokh Engineer;s remarks against her might have ended the months on a sour note but Anushka and her heart warming images with husband Virat Kohli from their various trips surely kept netizens busy across the months. However, away from her personal life, she was not seen in any Bollywood releasesin the past 12 months. Ajay Devgn: Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn was seen romancing actress young Rakul Preet in the romantic comedy De De Pyar De early in the year. He will soon be seen in historical film Tanhaji The Unsung next year. Ajay Devgn looks dominating in the first looks of the movie released. Deepika Padukone: Deepika and Ranveer completed a year of togetherness in 2019 as they marked their first marriage anniversary. She might be away from the big screen in 2019 but in 2020 Deepika will come back with films like Chhapaak and 83. Both the films are crucial. In 83, Deepika is pairing up with Ranveer to play sports icon Kapil Dev;s wife Romi Bhatia;s character. Ranveer, of course, will play the character of Kapil. Away from the world of sports, Deepika will be seen playing the role of an acid attack victim in Chapaak. The Meghna Gulza directed movie is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. Hrithik Roshan: Hrithik Roshan was back in 2019 in his best possible form where picked up momentum to deliver hits with Super 30 and War. In Super 30, Hritik played the character of a teacher for the first time in his career. With beard and simpleton look, Hrithik was far away from the glamour icon he is known to play generally onscreen. War witnessed the much awaited pairing up of Tiger Shroff and Hrithik together as they fought against each other in the action thriller. Both emerged as Box Office hits. Salman Khan: Bollywood s super rockstar, known for delivering a hit year every year, was back in 2019 with Bharat . Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif have always united to create an onscreen magic and Bharat did not fail to deliver at the Box Office. The entertainer remained one of the biggest hits of the year. For Salman Khan, the promise to keep one hit every year remain unbreakable. Jacqueline Fernandez: From her vlog to working in Bollywood movies, Jacqueline, the Sri Lankan diva of Bollywood, spent a busy 2019. She appeared in an item number in this year;s major release Saaho. Jacqueline and Sushant Singh Rajput;s Drive released online on Netflix but went mostly unnoticed. Kareena Kapoor Khan: The gorgeous Indian celebrity #8216;Bahu; Kareena Kapoor Khan was back onscreen with comedy flick Good Newwz. She absolutely stunned her fans with her still youngish looking figure and dance moves, giving a perfect competition to her colleague in the movie Kiara Advani. Kareena will surely have a much busy 2020 with movies like Angrezi Medium and Laal Singh Chaddha on the line. Katrina Kaif: Her 2018 movie Zero, which also featured Jab Tak Hai Jaan co stars Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma, might not have performed dominantly as was expected, but 2019 saw #8216;Cikni Chameli; Katrina Kaif pair up with hit machine Salman Khan in Bharat. The movie released during Eid festivity and emerged as one of the biggest Box Office collectors of the passing year. Kangana Ranaut: The gutsy Bollywood lady continued to make controversial remarks in between attending the swearing in ceremony of Narendra Modi or attending his function on the Gandhi project. Her releases were two films. Judgementall Hai Kya got critical acclaim while Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, co directed by her, did well internationally. Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Away from Bollywood, Nawazuddin Siddiqui earned accolades in the international arena playing Dilly Mahmood in British crime drama TV series McMafia. It won the best drama series award at the 47th International Emmy Awards. In Bollywood, he appeared in movies like Thackeray, Photograph and Housefull 4. Nawaz surely left his fans laugh their lungs out with his funny dance steps in a special song for Housefull 4. The song was a remake of popular Bollywood number #8216;Bhoot Raja;. In this age of content driven Bollywood movies, Nawaz also appeared in a lead role in comedy movie Motichoor Chaknachoor. Ranveer Singh: Ranveer Singh only gets bigger and bigger. This year, he was seen giving life to the character of a Mumbai rapper Murad Ahmed in the movie Gully Boy. He even performed #8216;Apna Time Ayega; with such perfection that professional rap artists will get a run for their money. He was seen pairing up with Alia Bhatt in the movie, a first in their careers. The movie, which promises to remain evergreen for generations ahead, was even selected as India;s entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. In 2020, he will be seen playing onscreen Kapil Dev in 83. It will also feature his wife Deepika Padukone. Several images of the movie, with Ranveer in his Kapil avatar, have been released. He will also be seen in a movie named Jayeshbhai Jordaar where he will play the character of a Gujarati man. The first look of the movie is already out. Priyanka Chopra: Finally, India;s international star Priyanka Chopra made her Bollywood comeback with the movie #8216;The Sky Is Pink. Pairing opposite Farhan Akhtar, the film may not have emerged as a serious Bollywood box office money churner, but the storyline and of course her performance in the movie were appreciated. Away from the onscreen world, Priyanka, who recently completed her one year marriage anniversary with Nick Jonas, was named as the top star of Indian cinema and television series in 2019 in a list released by IMDb. In Hollywood, her film Isn;t It Romantic released amid mixed response from moviegoers. She had earlier appeared in Hollywood movie Baywatch in 2017. Ranbir Kapoor: After delivering a major hit like Sanju in 2018, Ranbir Kapoor may not have appeared in any Bollywood movie this year but he was busy shooting for his 2020 releases like Shamshera and Brahmastra. In Brahmastra, he will seen sharing the screen space with Amitabh Bachchan and his lady love Alia Bhatt. Shah Rukh Khan: Shah Rukh Khan did not appear on the Big Screen this year. He was last seen in 2018 movie Zero. The film had featured actors Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, making a reunion for them ever since the release of the 2012 movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Sunny Leone: Apart from appearing in several item numbers and music videos, Sunny once again made her comeback in Bollywood movies with the movie Arjun Patiala. However, the movie and Sunny grabbed headlines for a strange reason this time. In one of the scenes of the movie, Sunny gives her contact number to lead actor Diljit Dosanjh and it so happened that the number is an active one, in service, and belongs to one Puneet Agarwal of Delhi. Puneet was deluged by lewd calls since then. Puneet, 27, received 100 to 150 calls from random people every day. From obscene talk and people asking for video calls to verbal abuses, Puneet was subjected to all sorts of strange requests because people thought it was Sunny Leone;s phone number. Sushant Singh Rajput: Sushant appeared thrice this year in movies like Sonchiriya, Chhichhore and Drive. However, his most successful movie remained Chhichhore. The friendship drama made it remarkably big at the Box Office and remained as one of the major success stories of the year. Shahid Kapoor: From his chocolate lover boy image in 2007 release Jab We Met, Shahid has walked a long journey in Bollywood and this time Kabir Singh did the magic for the star. The crazy portrayal of a doctor, who is in love with intoxication and his beloved, played by Kiara Advani, surely earned the appreciation of youth in India. Infact, Kabir Singh, the character, has emerged as one of the most controversial in the Hindi film industry in recent times and dubbed utterly misogynistic. Shahid surely did not fail to deliver once again. Mr. Bollywood of the Year One movie, patriotism and Box Office glory, Vicky Kaushal and his iconic dialogue from the movie How is The Josh had emerged as the next big thing Bollywood generated in this nation at the beginning of the year. The film won hearts across the country. Uri surely gave Bollywood one strong start to the year and the momentum was eventually maintained as several hit films released and shined at the Box office in 2019.
Vivo S1 Pro launch date reveal, Oppo Reno 3 series launch, the news of Redmi Note 8 duo going on open sale in India were the biggest tech stories in a week that was pretty light on news. Also, in our last weekend wrap of this year, we talk about Vivo Y11 (2019) launch in India, Realme''s 2020 device plans, and Jio 2020 Happy New Year Offer. We have also published over a dozen features this week taking a look at the happening in the world of tech in 2019 and this decade. The year enders and decade enders aside, read on for more on what happened this week in tech.Vivo has revealed that it will launch the Vivo S1 Pro next week in the country. Amazon India also published a teaser page for the smartphone on its platform that offers a few details about the phone, in turn indicating that we are going to see the same Vivo S1 Pro variant that was released in Philippines and not the one that was launched in the company''s home market of China. Part of the company''s style focussed S series, the S1 Pro will be the second phone in the lineup in the country.
Streaming services continued their reign this year, offering a plethora of new and beguiling TV shows for 2019 audiences. The Disney streaming launch brought viewers a new chapter in the High School Musical franchise, Apple TV launched with the scandal dramatizing The Morning Show, Amazon dove into hard fantasy with the Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne starring fantasy Carnival Row, to name a few. (Even Pornhub felt the pressure.)As the year comes to an end, I put together a list of the seven best new streaming shows of 2019. All of the listed series debuted this year across a variety of streaming platforms Netflix, Amazon, DC Universe, Hulu, etc. and have had only one season to charm viewers in the sea of streaming options.
But that was 2019. A new year, means a new release cycle, but what can we expect from the Cupertino based company? Will the iPhone boost back to its former sales glory with the introduction of a 5G model, what will happen to the HomePod, and can the success of the AirPods be replicated for yet another year?
Mercedes Benz versus BMW. It s one of the age old corporate head to heads that has been barging about since God was a teenager, a happy little war that has been fought on racetracks and roads, development centres and code farms. And it still goes on: these days it s the M Division of BMW slugging it out with Mercedes own AMG for fast premium dominance. But the one face off that really got the fires burning happened way back in the late Eighties when BMW launched the first E30 M3 to take on the Mercedes Benz 190E 2.3 16. But given the benefit of hindsight and time which really was best?Words: Tom Ford Photography: Mark Riccioni
Every family who celebrates Christmas seems to have a special tradition #8212; but some are a little stranger than others. Count Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts in that category, as the Kansas born guitar shredder used to welcome the big day with a big pile of guacamole "I don ''t know how it happened, but I was the youngest of four kids and every Christmas Eve we 'd have Mexican food, " Rooney tells Sounds Like Nashville. "Everybody would bring a dish and it ''s a pretty big family #8212; especially my mom had nine kids in her family, so lots of aunts and uncles #8212; and it was lots of food. Every Christmas Eve, Mexican food. So a lot of Christmas mornings we were all sick. "
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 first ever same sex kiss in Star Wars history happens in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but fans in the Middle East won t be able to see it, reports ScreenRant. One aspect which was given away very early on in production was that the film was set to reveal the first true display of homosexual affection in the Star Wars universe, something which had gone unrepresented in films up until now. While the full version of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker does indeed feature a kiss between two members of the same sex, it s beginning to look as if not every country saw the same cut. According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), news of the cut came from several people who had seen the latest version of the film in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates a country more liberal than most of the others in the Middle East, indicating that the cut most likely extends across the whole region where homosexuality is illegal.
I know sometimes I get really worked up and I know sometimes I get a little hot, Warren said at the PBS NewsHour Politico debate in Los Angeles in response to the question. I don t really mean to. What happens is when you do 100,000 selfies with people, you hear a lot of stories about people who are really down," she continued.
Getting illegal guns off of the streets, and creating the tools and instruments to help law enforcement make that happen, is paramount to curbing gun violence. But this becomes particularly tricky when the guns are created at home.Anyone can assemble a home made gun, or ghost gun, using parts bought online. But it''s not just the accessibility of the parts that causes concern. Ghost guns cannot be traced. That''s because the makers do not serialize their guns, which is a key component for police to trace their origin. Without serial codes on guns, police departments struggle to find whoever originally handed off the gun to a criminal.
As the season of hazy mornings and breezy evenings starts it officially becomes the season of hot teacups and snuggling in bed. Despite all the exciting things happening, the winter season brings a lot of ailments with the onset of low temperatures. In tropical countries, like India, it is a season where temperatures drop down from the average annual temperatures. During this time as the environment''s condition is cooler, body heat usually experiences a drop in temperature. Thus, this season brings several ailments. Whereas a few individuals are more vulnerable to catching these common illnesses most can be taken care of by a fair number of safeguards.
Washington: A type of aurora in Mars first identified by NASA s MAVEN spacecraft in 2016 is the most common form of the lights occurring on the Red Planet, according to a study which can help track water loss from the Red Planet s atmosphere. The study, noted that aurora on the Earth are commonly seen as colourful displays of light in the night sky near the polar regions.However, the researchers from NASA s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in the US, said the phenomenon on Mars, called a proton aurora, happens during the day and gives off ultraviolet light.