Ozone Hole at Record breaking Scale

NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists report this year’s ozone hole in the polar region of the Southern Hemisphere has broken records for area and depth. 
The ozone layer acts to protect life on Earth by blocking harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun. The “ozone hole” is a severe depletion of the ozone layer high above Antarctica. It is primarily caused by human-produced compounds that release chlorine and bromine gases in the stratosphere.

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The Last Supper

The Last Supper is a 15th century painting in Milan, created by Leonardo da Vinci. It represents the scene of  The Last Supper from the final days of Jesus as depicted in the Bible. The painting is based on John 13:21, where Jesus announced that one of his 12 disciples would betray him. The painting is one of the most well known and valued in the world.

Recently the painting has been topic of much debate due to its importance in the story line of the novel THE DA VINCI CODE and latter on in the film.

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School of Athens

 

The School of Athens is one of the most famous paintings of Italian and European renaissance by Raphael.

The painting is unique and interesting in sense that it contains many of the great thinkers till the 15th century. Thinkers like Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, Leonardo Da Vinci ,Michelangelo, Pythagoras and even great Muslim scholar of the 10th century Averroes.

Raphael’s self portrait is at the far lower-right of the fresco, the young man with brown hair staring straight out at the audience

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Next Space Tourist Launches His Own Website

Former Microsoft software developer Charles Simonyi is set to become a space tourist for a visit to the International Space Station (ISS).

 

Simonyi, a 58-year-old American and co-founder of Intentional Software Corp., will ride a Russian-built Soyuz spacecraft to the ISS for a one-week science  mission aboard orbital laboratory, Space Adventures said, adding that a contract for the spaceflight is in hand.

With a March 2007 spaceflight in hand, American space tourist-in-training Charles Simonyi celebrated with a launch of his own website Thursday as he debuted a personal website where he’ll document his trek to the International Space Station (ISS).

Simonyi  is now set to launch towards the ISS on March 9, 2007 aboard a Russian-built Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft that will also ferry two Expedition 15 cosmonauts to the orbital laboratory. He plans to lay down his training and flight experiences on the Internet at his website: www.charlesinspace.com.

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Now Who’s better Captain … Inzi or Younis

Well for past 6 months many people have started saying that Inzamam should be replaced as Captain of Pakistan Side and Younis Khan should be given the nod due to his excellent morale and enthusiasm in the field.

Well yes captain has to be beat up and enthusiastic but the most important feature of Captain is how he performs under pressure. So in ICC champions trophy, due to unfortunate Ban on Inzamam ,Younis has his chance. Though Pakistan Team was weekend one but the shot Younis Played today vs. South Africa in situation that needed calm and coolness just set apart Inzamam class as a player and as a captain and his ability to thrive under pressure.For me Younis short at that critical juncture just cost us the match. Younis may be a good chap in the team but his skill and temperament under pressure was totally exposed

Hope this incident will shut up those who want inzi out and I hope that inzi is kept as Pakistan Captain until he decides to retire and what ever that time may be, the longer the better for Pakistan.