Weekend Forecast: ’12 Strong’ ‘Den of Thieves’ Aim For Older Male Audiences Against Sunday NFL Playoffs

12 Strong and Den of Thieves as the post-MLK frame looks to be a much quieter one than last year when Split broke out beyond all expectations to a $40 million launch.

The former of the two newcomers will hope to leverage its true story into success among military families, although its currently tracking behind the levels of 2016’s 13 Hours (w

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Di Maria: Messi is already the greatest

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Di Maria: Messi is already the greatest

Argentina star Angel Di Maria speaks with www.sc.qa (the website of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, the body responsible for delivering the infrastructure and host country operations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™) about the huge impact the World Cup in Qatar will have across the Arab world.

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Florida 20-year-old wins $451m jackpot

Florida 20-year-old wins $451m jackpot

A Florida Lottery news release Friday said 20-year-old Shane Missler, of Port Richey, had claimed the jackpot from the multistate game's January 5 drawing. They say he chose to receive his winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $281,874,999.

I'm only 20, but I hope to use it to pursue a variety of passions, help my family and do some good for humanity," he said in a statement.

The winning numbers to claim the nation's 10th-largest jackpot were 28-30-39-59-70 with a Mega Ball of 10.

The winning ticket was bought at a 7-Eleven in Port Richey. The retailer will receive a $100,000 bonus.

The Tampa Bay Times reported that Missler was grinning widely and clutching a yellow envelope when he turned in his ticket Friday at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. His father and his lawyer came with him. They released a statement on his behalf.

If there is one thing I have learned thus far in my short time on this earth it is that those who maintain a positive mindset and stay true to themselves get rewarded," Missler said in the statement. I look forward to the future.

Lottery officials said the money will be paid to a trust, set up with Missler as the managing member, called Secret 007 LLC.

Although I'm young, I've had a crash course this week in financial management and I feel so fortunate to have this incredible wealth and team behind me," said Missler, who also told the Times that he plans to move out of Port Richey. I intend to take care of my family, have some fun along the way and cement a path for financial success so that I can leave a legacy far into the future.

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Ushering Normalcy In Kashmir

Ushering Normalcy In Kashmir

by Ayan Tewari

In 2017, Indian security forces (SFs) initiated a more focused approach to dealing with militants in Kashmir, resulting in the killing of 218 terrorists so far. Although these operations were hailed as a success, the high civilian deaths (218 militants: 37 civilians in 2017 compared to 165 militants: 14 civilians in 2016) however,

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India launches 31 satellites successfully

India launches 31 satellites successfully

The Indian Space Research Organisation’s old workhorse the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV C-40, 44. metre tall, blasted into a cloudy sky after lifting off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, about 110km from Chennai city, around 9:00am and placed all the satellites in two separate orbits in an exercise lasting two hours and 20 minutes.

Addressing the media after the launch, outgoing ISRO chief AS Kiran Kumar said everything went as planned today and that the team was able to put 30 satellites into the orbit, reports our New Delhi correspondent.

Around 17 minutes after the lift-off, the rocket injected its main payload -- the 710kg Cartosat-2 Series, the seventh satellite in the series, into the Polar Sun synchronous orbit at an altitude of about 510km. Within a span of seven minutes, the rocket also ejected 29 nano-satellites into a different orbit as it worked its way up the altitude to 519km.

The Cartosat-2 series satellite will provide regular remote sensing services using its panchromatic and multispectral cameras and images sent by the satellite will be useful for cartographic, urban and rural applications, coastal land use and regulation, utility management like road network monitoring, water distribution, creation of land use maps, change detection to bring out geographical and man-made features and various other land information system as well as geographical information system (GIS) applications.

Today’s successful launch came as a big relief to ISRO scientists as it came four months after their mission to launch backup navigation spacecraft IRNSS-1H onboard rocket PSLV-39 ended in a rare failure on August 31 last year.

In August, the heat shield of the rocket did not separate in the final leg of the launch sequence, trapping the satellite in the fourth stage of the rocket. But that problem did not crop up today.

A visibly relieved and jubilant ISRO Chairman AS Kiran Kumar, who will step down soon, announced that the Cartosat-2 series weather satellite, a nano-satellite and 28 other satellites of France, Canada, Finland, the USA, Britain, South Korea and…. ere successfully injected into the orbit one by one by the PSLV C-40 in the space of about 17. 33 minutes since lift-off.

ISRO is starting 2018 with the successful launch. all customer satellites (besides Cartosat and nanosat) released and the microsat after one hour. So far, Cartosat performance is satisfactory," he said at the ISRO’s mission control room.

ISRO’s chairman-designate K Sivan, who will succeed Kumar, said "we came to the launch pad after four months. Many of our customers came ready with satellites after our previous failure. It shows their confidence in us. We have some exciting launches coming up including Chandrayaan-2, a space mission to the moon.

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated ISRO for today’s success and called it a moment of pride for every Indian.

Modi said the successful PSLV C-40 mission signifies the ISRO’s achievements as well India’s "bright future" in space programme. e launch by "@isro signifies both its glorious achievements, and also the bright future of India's space programme," he said a tweet.

The Indian PM said the success in the New Year will bring benefits of the country's rapid strides in space technology to citizens, farmers and fishermen. Further, benefits of India's success "are available to our partners," he added.

Out of the 31 Satellites, 28 belonging to six other countries are carried by today's launch," he said in another tweet.

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