Space Shuttle Discovery touched down this morning at Edwards Air Force Base in California to successfully conclude NASA’s Return to Flight Mission. STS-114 was the first Shuttle mission to fly since the loss of Space Shuttle Columbia and the STS-107 crew on Feb. 1, 2003.
Anchored to a foot restraint on the International Space Station’s robotic arm, STS-114 Mission Specialist Steve Robinson participates in the mission’s third spacewalk. (Image Credit: NASA)
With the most anxiety-ridden part of their flight still to come, shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven is on its way home after leaving the international space station.
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Source : Ferrari.com
Michael Schumacher stuns with his 64th career pole position on Saturday afternoon in Hungary. Schumi’s pole was Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro’s first pole this season since the final round of 2004 and Schumi’s first since the penultimate round last year, in Japan. The Pole position is a tremendous result for the Ferrari after such a struggle in recent races. We have to wait for the Race day to know if Ferrari is back to winning ways or it’s just a case of the F2005-Bridgestone tyre package being particularly well suited to the demands of the Hungaroring circuit. Whatever happens on Race day, it’s a great performance by Ferrari and Schumi in the Qualifying
Well done Ferrari and Schumi.
Source :TIMES NEWS NETWORK
This is from the article published by The Economic Times on SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2005 01:16:48 AM. Ignore the spelling mistake of Chiranjeevi by them.
With its advertising market ballooning at Rs 4,000 crore, star power is going south. Marketers are rushing to snap up southern stars for brand and product endorsements. Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan, the most sought after stars in the endorsement orb, charge around Rs 2-3 cr a year per deal, while Saif Ali Khan, Ajay Devgan and others are paid around Rs 1-1.5 cr a deal. Whereas Cheeranjeevi, Vijay, Madhavan and Vikram, top stars in south, charge around Rs 2-4 cr depending upon the exposure required.
Cheeranjeevi, incidentally, is one of the highest paid actors in the country. He charges around Rs 7-8 cr a film, whereas SRK, the highest paid actor in Bollywood, gets around Rs 5 to 6 cr a film, say sources.Amitabh Bachchan, with a price tag of around Rs 4 cr a deal, of course, remains the costliest star. But sources say that if Rajnikanth, the mega star of south, were to jump into the fray, he would be as pricey as Big B.
Nature?s fury knows no geographical boundaries. Mumbai was witness to this on Tuesday as the highest-ever rainfall (94.4 centimeters, 37.1 inches) recorded in a single day in India shut down the financial hub of Mumbai, snapped communication lines, closed airports and thousands of commuters were stranded on the way home or were in their offices far away from home.
Tens of thousands of people were stranded for hours on roads in Bombay. The All India Radio reported about 150,000 people were stranded in railway stations across Mumbai, India’s main financial center.
Due to heavy water-logging in low lying suburban stations, the local trains services had to be suspended.Thousands of commuters were stranded on trains for 5-6 hours without water or food.
The heavy downpour forced the AAI to shut down Mumbai airport — one of the busiest in the country and divert all Domestic as well as International flights to Ahmedabad and New Delhi as dark clouds and showers hampered visibility on the two runways.Hundreds of passengers were stranded at the airport as all flights were cancelled.
India’s previous heaviest rainfall, recorded at Cherrapunji in the Meghalaya state, one of the rainiest places on Earth, was 83.82 centimeters (33 inches) on July 12, 1910.