They grow on the apple tree (Malus domestica), originally from Central Asia.
Apples are high in fiber, vitamin C, and various antioxidants. They are also very filling, considering their low calorie count. Studies show that eating apples can have multiple benefits for your health (1, 2Trusted Source, 3Trusted Source, 4Trusted Source).
Usually eaten raw, apples can also be used in various recipes, juices, and drinks. Various types abound, with a variety of colors and sizes.
This article tells you everything you need to know about apples.
Here are the nutrition facts for one raw, unpeeled, medium-sized apple (100 grams):
Protein: 0.3 grams
Carbs: 13.8 grams
Sugar: 10.4 grams
Fiber: 2.4 grams
Fat: 0.2 grams
Carbs in apples
Apples are mainly composed of carbs and water. They’re rich in simple sugars, such as fructose, sucrose, and glucose.
Despite their high carb and sugar contents, their glycemic index (GI) is low, ranging 29–44 (5).
The GI is a measure of how food affects the rise in blood sugar levels after eating. Low valuesare associated with various health benefits (6Trusted Source).
Due to their high fiber and polyphenol counts, fruits often have a low GI score (7Trusted Source).
Apples are very rich in fiber. A single medium-sized apple (100 grams) contains about 4 grams of this nutrient, which is 17% of the Daily Value (DV).
A portion of their fiber comes from insoluble and soluble fibers called pectin. Soluble fiber is associated with numerous health benefits, partly because it feeds the friendly bacteria in your gut (8, 9, 10Trusted Source).
Fiber may also help improve fullness and cause weight loss while lowering blood sugar levels and boosting digestive function (11).
SUMMARY: Apples are mainly made up of carbs and water. They also contain fiber, which moderates blood sugar levels and promotes gut health.
Potential evidence exists from studies in people as well.
One study indicated that those who consumed 1 or more apples per day were at a lower risk of cancer, including a 20% and 18% lower risk of colorectal and breast cancers, respectively (31Trusted Source).
SUMMARY: Some studies indicate that apples may help protect against diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
However, they may cause problems for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) because they contain FODMAPs, a wide category of fibers that cause digestive symptoms, including gas and abdominal pain, in some people (32Trusted Source).
Their fructose content may also be problematic for people with fructose intolerance.
SUMMARY: Apples are generally considered healthy but may cause digestive problems in some people.
From sodium-cooled fission to advanced fusion, a fresh generation of projects hopes to rekindle trust in nuclear energy.
BP might not be the first source you go to for environmental news, but its annual energy review is highly regarded by climate watchers. And its 2018 message was stark: despite the angst over global warming, coal was responsible for 38% of the world’s power in 2017—precisely the same level as when the first global climate treaty was signed 20 years ago. Worse still, greenhouse-gas emissions rose by 2.7% last year, the largest increase in seven years.
Such stagnation has led many policymakers and environmental groups to conclude that we need more nuclear energy. Even United Nations researchers, not enthusiastic in the past, now say every plan to keep the planet’s temperature rise under 1.5 °C will rely on a substantial jump in nuclear energy.
But we’re headed in the other direction. Germany is scheduled to shut down all its nuclear plants by 2022; Italy voted by referendum to block any future projects back in 2011. And even if nuclear had broad public support (which it doesn’t), it’s expensive: several nuclear plants in the US closed recently because they can’t compete with cheap shale gas.
“If the current situation continues, more nuclear power plants will likely close and be replaced primarily by natural gas, causing emissions to rise,” argued the Union of Concerned Scientists—historically nuclear skeptics—in 2018. If all those plants shut down, estimates suggest, carbon emissions would increase by 6%.
At this point, the critical debate is not whether to support existing systems, says Edwin Lyman, acting director of the UCS’s nuclear safety project. “A more practical question is whether it is realistic that new nuclear plants can be deployed over the next several decades at the pace needed.”
As of early 2018 there were 75 separate advanced fission projectstrying to answer that question in North America alone, according to the think tank Third Way. These projects employ the same type of reaction used in the conventional nuclear reactors that have been used for decades—fission, or splitting atoms.
One of the leading technologies is the small modular reactor, or SMR: a slimmed-down version of conventional fission systems that promises to be cheaper and safer. NuScale Power, based in Portland, Oregon, has a 60-megawatt design that’s close to being deployed. (A typical high-cost conventional fission plant might produce around 1,000 MW of power.)
NuScale has a deal to install 12 small reactors to supply energy to a coalition of 46 utilities across the western US, but the project can go ahead only if the group’s members agree to finance it by the end of this year. History suggests that won’t be easy. In 2011, Generation mPower, another SMR developer, had a deal to construct up to six reactors similar to NuScale’s. It had the backing of corporate owners Babcock & Wilcox, one of the world’s largest energy builders, but the pact was shelved after less than three years because no new customers had emerged. No orders meant prices wouldn’t come down, which made the deal unsustainable.
While NuScale’s approach takes traditional light-water-cooled nuclear reactors and shrinks them, so-called generation IV systems use alternative coolants. China is building a large scale sodium-cooled reactor in Fujian province that’s expected to begin operation by 2023, and Washington-based TerraPower has been developing a sodium-cooled system that can be powered with spent fuel, depleted uranium, or uranium straight out of the ground. TerraPower—Bill Gates is an investor—forged an agreement with Beijing to construct a demonstration plant by 2022, but the Trump administration’s restrictions on Chinese trade make its future questionable.
Another generation IV variant, the molten-salt reactor, is safer than earlier designs because it can cool itself even if the system loses power completely. Canadian company Terrestrial Energy plans to build a 190 MW plant in Ontario, with its first reactors producing power before 2030 at a cost it says can compete with natural gas.
One generation IV reactor could go into operation soon. Helium-cooled, very-high-temperature reactors can run at up to 1,000 °C, and the state-owned China National Nuclear Corporation has a 210 MW prototype in the eastern Shandong province set to be connected to the grid this year.
Also known as maize (Zea mays), corn is one of the world’s most popular cereal grains. It’s the seed of a plant in the grass family, native to Central America but grown in countless varieties worldwide.
Popcorn and sweet corn are popular varieties, but refined corn products are also widely consumed, frequently as ingredients in processed food.
These include tortillas, tortilla chips, polenta, cornmeal, corn flour, corn syrup, and corn oil.
Whole-grain corn is as healthy as any cereal grain, as it’s rich in fiber and many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Corn is typically yellow but comes in a variety of other colors, such as red, orange, purple, blue, white, and black.
This article tells you everything you need to know about corn.
Here are the nutrition facts for 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of boiled yellow corn (1Trusted Source):
Protein: 3.4 grams
Carbs: 21 grams
Sugar: 4.5 grams
Fiber: 2.4 grams
Fat: 1.5 grams
Like all cereal grains, corn is primarily composed of carbs.
Starch is its main carb, comprising 28–80% of its dry weight. Corn also provides small amounts of sugar (1–3%) (1Trusted Source, 2).
Sweet corn, or sugar corn, is a special, low-starch variety with higher sugar content, at 18% of the dry weight. Most of the sugar is sucrose (1Trusted Source).
Despite the sugar in sweet corn, it is not a high-glycemic food, ranking low or medium on the glycemic index (GI) (3).
The GI is a measure of how quickly carbs are digested. Foods that rank high on this index may cause an unhealthy spike in blood sugar.
Corn contains a fair amount of fiber.
One medium bag (112 grams) of cinema popcorn boasts approximately 16 grams of fiber.
This is 42% and 64% of the Daily Value (DV) for men and women, respectively. While the fiber content of different types of corn varies, it’s generally around 9–15% of the dry weight (1Trusted Source, 2, 4Trusted Source).
The predominant fibers in corn are insoluble ones, such as hemicellulose, cellulose, and lignin (2).
Corn is a decent source of protein.
Depending on the variety, the protein content ranges from 10–15% (1Trusted Source, 5).
The most abundant proteins in corn are known as zeins, accounting for 44–79% of the total protein content (6Trusted Source, 7).
The fat content of corn ranges from 5–6%, making it a low-fat food (1Trusted Source, 5).
However, corn germ, an abundant side-product of corn milling, is rich in fat and used to make corn oil, which is a common cooking product.
Refined corn oil is mainly composed of linoleic acid, a polyunsaturated fatty acid, while monounsaturated and saturated fats make up the rest (9Trusted Source).
It also contains significant amounts of vitamin E, ubiquinone (Q10), and phytosterols, increasing its shelf life and making it potentially effective at lowering cholesterol levels (10, 11Trusted Source).
SUMMARYWhole corn is relatively low in fat, though corn oil — a highly refined cooking oil — is sometimes processed from corn germ, a side product of corn milling.
Corn may contain a fair amount of several vitamins and minerals. Notably, the amount is highly variable depending on the corn type.
In general, popcorn is rich in minerals, whereas sweet corn is higher in many vitamins.
This popular snack boasts several vitamins and minerals, including:
Manganese. An essential trace element, manganese occurs in high amounts in whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. It’s poorly absorbed from corn due to this vegetable’s phytic acid content (12Trusted Source).
Phosphorus. Found in decent amounts in both popcorn and sweet corn, phosphorus is a mineral that plays an important role in the growth and maintenance of body tissues.
One study in 356 middle-aged and older adults found a 43% reduction in the risk of macular degeneration in those with the highest intake of carotenoids, especially lutein and zeaxanthin, compared to those with the lowest intake (45Trusted Source).
Prevention of diverticular disease
Diverticular disease (diverticulosis) is a condition characterized by pouches in the walls of your colon. The main symptoms are cramps, flatulence, bloating, and — less often — bleeding and infection.
Popcorn and other high-fiber foods were once believed to trigger this condition (47Trusted Source).
However, one 18-year study in 47,228 men suggests that popcorn may, in fact, protect against diverticular disease. Men who ate the most popcorn were 28% less likely to develop diverticular disease than those with the lowest intake (48Trusted Source).
SUMMARYAs a good source of lutein and zeaxanthin, corn may help maintain your eye health. What’s more, it doesn’t promote diverticular disease, as previously thought. On the contrary, it seems to be protective.
The main classes of mycotoxins in corn are fumonisins, aflatoxins, and trichothecenes. Fumonisins are particularly noteworthy.
They occur in stored cereals worldwide, but adverse health effects have mostly been linked to the consumption of corn and corn products — especially among people who depend on corn as their main dietary staple (53).
One observational study in South Africa indicates that regular consumption of cornmeal may increase the risk of cancer of the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach (58Trusted Source).
Other mycotoxins in corn may also have adverse effects. In April 2004, 125 people died in Kenya from aflatoxin poisoning after eating homegrown corn that had been improperly stored (59Trusted Source).
Effective preventive strategies may include fungicides and proper drying techniques.
In most developed countries, food safety authorities monitor the levels of mycotoxins in foods on the market, with food production and storage strictly regulated.
Gluten intolerance or celiac disease is a common condition caused by an auto-immune response to gluten in wheat, rye, and barley.
The symptoms of gluten intolerance include fatigue, bloating, diarrhea, and weight loss (60Trusted Source).
For most people with celiac disease, the symptoms disappear on a strict gluten-free diet. However, in some people, the symptoms seem to persist.
In many cases, celiac disease may persist because of undeclared gluten in processed food. In other cases, a related food intolerance may be to blame.
Corn contains proteins known as zein that are related to gluten.
One study showed that corn zein caused an inflammatory reaction in a subgroup of people with celiac disease. Nevertheless, the reaction to zein was much smaller than that of gluten (61Trusted Source).
For this reason, scientists have hypothesized that corn intake may, in rare cases, be the cause of persistent symptoms in some people with celiac disease (62Trusted Source).
Corn has also been reported to be a symptom trigger in people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or FODMAP intolerance (63Trusted Source).
FODMAPs are a category of soluble fiber that are poorly absorbed. High intake can cause digestive upset, such as bloating, gas, and diarrhea, in some people.
SUMMARYCorn contains phytic acid, which may reduce mineral absorption. Mycotoxin contamination may also be a concern in developing countries. Finally, corn’s soluble fiber (FODMAPs) may cause symptoms for some people.
Ten states across the Midwest and Great Lakes region of the US could see $4.7 billion in health benefits in 2030 if they stick with current renewable energy standards, according to a new study from MIT. That’s about a 34 percent return on the $3.5 billion price tag associated with actually building out that infrastructure of renewable energy sources such as wind or solar farms.
“This research shows that renewables pay for themselves”
“This research shows that renewables pay for themselves through health benefits alone,” Emil Dimanchev, lead author and senior research associate at the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research told The Verge.
There’s no shortage of studies into the potential costs associated with climate change — from insuring vulnerable coastal properties to rebuilding after more frequent and intense storms. And then there are the health risks, ranging from more annoying allergy seasons to a jump in heat-related illnesses and deaths. But this study, published August 12th in Environmental Research Letters examined the health benefits and financial incentives that come along with states using more renewable energy.
Why are there such big returns? On top of limiting greenhouse gases that warm the planet, moving away from dirtier sources of energy also affects air quality. The health benefits scientists quantified are a result of limiting exposure to fine particulate matter coming from power plants. And there’s a vast body of evidence that shows how particulate matter, or soot, can adversely affect respiratory and cardiovascular health. One of the reasons researchers focused their study on Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, West Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware is because the region tends to have poorer air quality, a characteristic linked to its greater reliance on coal. In 2016, the Rust Belt generated 42 percent of its power from coal, compared to 30 percent for the US as a whole. And that was before the Trump administration’s push to revive the struggling industry.
But if those states switch to more renewable energy, air quality will improve. As the pollution rates diminish, so should lung cancer, heart attacks, and strokes among people living there. That, the researchers say, could also reduce the medical bills and lost wages associated with those health effects, which leads to their estimated benefits of $4.7 billion in 2030 if current standards are adopted. This is something that medical researchers call a co-benefit of taking action against climate change.
To get to that $4.7 billion number, researchers focused specifically on states’ current renewable portfolio standards, policies requiring utilities to generate a certain percentage of their electricity from renewable sources. The average goal for those states is now set at 13 percent. But if states in that region up the percentage of renewable energy in their mix to 19.5 percent instead, it would result in $13.5 billion in health benefits in 2030 compared to $5.8 billion in costs. Doubling their renewable usage to about to about 26 percent of their total energy mix would lead to $20 billion in health benefits versus $9 billion in costs to implement. The team used a framework combining economic and air pollution models to arrive at their conclusions.
The research team predicted even bigger health benefits if states enact carbon pricing — a market-based climate strategy that in this case would entail capping the amount of companies industry can put out, and allowing them to trade carbon credits with each other. The caveat is that carbon pricing is more politically volatile compared to renewable portfolio standards. California boasts the cap-and-trade system policymakers have looked to as a model elsewhere, but critics have found evidence that it could concentrate emissions in lower-income neighborhoods and communities of color closest to polluters that buy up the most carbon credits. Renewable portfolio standards in comparison are already widely implemented across 29 states, the District of Columbia, as well as in the European Union, China, and India.
States are leading the way
The MIT team strategically honed in on local measures that can be taken even as Trump rolls back federal action on air quality and climate change. His administration is facing a massive lawsuit filed by 22 states and seven local governments challenging his Affordable Clean Energy Act, which would weaken emissions standards for coal plants. “States are leading the way right now,” Dimanchev said. “That’s where climate policy is taking place and renewable energy policy is largely taking place.”
But there are still state battles, too, especially in the Rust Belt. Dimanchev presented his research on Ohio’s senate floor in June as it deliberated on whether to roll back its renewable portfolio standards to subsidize nuclear energy and coal. Throwing out the standards completely would lead to an average of 50 premature deaths per year starting in 2030. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine eventually signed a bill that didn’t gut the standards completely, but significantly walks them back. “The negative impacts on health will be significant and will not be very far off from the numbers we estimated for a full repeal,” Dimanchev says.
Skills and apprenticeships minister Anne Milton has resigned from government.
Minutes after appearing in front of the House of Commons Education Select Committee, she tweeted a picture of her resignation letter and said: “Having abstained in the vote last week, today I have resigned from the government. It has been an honor to serve on the Conservative frontbenches, my thanks to everyone I have had the pleasure of working alongside.”
Milton became apprenticeship and skills minister in 2017. An outspoken advocate for an increase in funding for the further education sector, she never shied away from speaking her mind. Last summer, she said that as a parent, she might advise her children to “wait a year” before signing up to the government’s new T level qualifications.
Speaking in front of the education committee this morning, Milton said there was not enough cross-departmental work in government, despite this being key to helping more people into employment. She also called on schools minister Nick Gibb to “sort out education” so young people did not arrive at the end of their 11 years in school unable to pass their level 2 qualifications.
MPs from a range of parties thanked Ms Milton for her commitment to FE at the end of her evidence session – including her predecessor in the skills minister post, Robert Halfon.
Gabby Granado Woodland is Gary Woodland’s wife. Gary and Gabby got married in 2016 on the beach in Turks and Caicos.
Gabby Granado Age
On October 24, 2018, Gary wished his wife a happy birthday on Instagram. “Happy birthday to this hot momma. Thanks for putting up with me and Jax,” Gary wrote.
Gabby Granado Children
Gary and Gabby are parents of a son, Jaxson, and are expecting twins in August.
Gary Woodland Wife Pregnant
She is pregnant with twins who are due in August. The couple lost one of their twin babies during a 2017 pregnancy. Their son Jaxson was born 10 weeks premature. Jaxson, which the couple refers to as Jax, is now about to turn two years old and is fully healthy.
Gary announced the news of their baby’s death via a statement during Gabby’s pregnancy in 2017, per Golf Digest.
“Last week I withdrew from the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play to be with my wife, Gabby, as there were complications with our recently announced pregnancy with twins. Gabby and I have since had to cope with the heartbreaking loss of one of the babies, and our doctors will be closely monitoring the health of my wife and other baby for the remainder of the pregnancy. We appreciate all of the love and support during this difficult time as we regroup as a family. At this point in time, I plan to play in the Masters next week.”
Gabby Granado Instagram
Gabby Granado’s Instagram account @gabby_woodland is set to private.
Chateau Frontenac is known as the world’s most photographed hotel.
The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, formerly and commonly referred to as the Château Frontenac, is a historic hotel in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The hotel is situated in Old Quebec, within the historic district’s Upper Town. The Chateau Frontenac was designed by Bruce Price, and was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway company. The hotel is presently managed by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts.
Opened in 1893, the Châteauesque-styled building is 79.9-metre-tall (262 ft), containing 18 floors. The building’s height is furthered, as it is situated at an elevation of 54 m (177 ft).It is one of the first completed grand railway hotels. The hotel was expanded on three occasions, with the last major expansion taking place in 1993. The building was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1981.
The Château Frontenac is situated on 1, rue des Carrières, at the eastern edge of Old Quebec’s Upper Town, built on the promontory of Quebec, a raised mass of land that projects into the Saint Lawrence River. The hotel property is bounded by rue Saint Louis to the north, and rue Mont Carmel to the south. Terrasse Dufferin is a terrace that wraps around the hotel from the northeast to the southeast, overlooking the Saint Lawrence River. Two public roads run through the hotel, rue du Trésor, and rue des Carrières. The hotel building was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada, known as the Château Frontenac National Historic Site of Canada. The area was designated as a National Historic Site in January 1981.
Located near the edge of the promontory of Quebec, the Château Frontenac is situated near several major historic attractions within the historic district of Old Quebec’s Upper Town. To the northeast of the hotel lies the Ursulines Monastery of Quebec, a 17th century monastery founded by a missionary group of Ursuline nuns, and another National Historic Site of Canada. To the south of the hotel lies the Plains of Abraham, a historic area within The Battlefields Park, and the site of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. Another major attraction south of the hotel is the Citadelle of Quebec, situated at the atop Cap Diamant, an elevated point of the promontory. The Citadelle serves as an active military installation for the Canadian Armed Forces, as well as a secondary official residence for the Canadian monarch and the Governor General of Canada. East of the hotel lies the Terrasse Dufferin, and Old Quebec’s Lower Town directly below it.
The Château Frontenac was not the first hotel built on the site. The first hotel was built during the 1780s, and was known as the Château Haldimand, named after the Governor of Quebec who ordered the hotel’s construction. That hotel was later demolished to make way for the present hotel.
The Château Frontenac is one of Canada’s grand railway hotels built by the Canadian Pacific Railway. The Châteauesque architectural style used throughout the hotel would later serve as a template for other Canadian grand railway hotels erected in the late-19th to early-20th century.The central fortress-like tower design is derived from medieval chateaus found throughout France’s Loire Valley. Châteauesque elements include the hotel’s asymmetrical profile, with steeply pitched roofs, massive circular and polygonal towers and turrets, ornate gables and dormers, and tall chimneys. The exterior base of the hotel is largely made of grey stone ashlar, with steel framing running up the building, Glenboig brick cladding. Materials that make up the interior of the building includes mahogany panelling, marble staircases, carved stone, wrought iron, and glass roundels. However, as opposed the other Châteauesque-styled buildings found in France, the Château Frontenac did not utilize elements of Italianate architecture, instead placing a greater emphasis on Gothic elements. The hotel also draws certain elements from Victorian style of architecture, with rich polychromatic surfaces throughout its exterior.
Built in 1892–93, the Château Frontenac was originally designed by architect Bruce Price. Price’s plan called for a horseshoe-shaped hotel, made up of four wings of unequal length, connected at obtuse angles.Public rooms made up the majority of the first two floors of Price’s designs. The original proposal called for a square structure, however the completion of the Terrasse Dufferin led to the development for a more picturesque building.Since its completion, the hotel has undergone several major expansions and renovations led by several different architects and architectural firms. William Sutherland Maxwell led two major expansions to the hotel, one in 1908–09, and another in 1920–24 (co-led with his brother, Edward Maxwell). Renovations in the 1990s was led by the Arcop, a architectural firm based in Montreal.The hotel was again expanded in 1993, with the addition of a new wing.
Access to the hotel’s main entrance is marked by several porte-cochère with large dormers and a cupola. The porte-cochère leads guests into the hotel’s centre courtyard, as well as the entrance to the hotel’s main lobby. The building stands 80-metre-tall (260 ft), containing 18 floors primarily made up of guest rooms and other hotel amenities. After the addition of the tallest tower in 1924, the hotel became the tallest building in Quebec City. It remained the city’s tallest building until 1930, when Édifice Price was completed just northeast of the hotel. Although several buildings in Quebec City are taller, the hotel continues to hold a prominent position in the city’s skyline, as it is perched atop a tall cape overlooking the Saint Lawrence River.
China is the world’s largest country by population, and is home to a large number of tourist attractions that can be considered seven wonders.
The Himalayas, or Himalaya (/ˌhɪməˈleɪə, hɪˈmɑːləjə/), form a mountain range in Asia, separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. The range has many of the Earth’s highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest. The Himalayas include over fifty mountains exceeding 7,200 m (23,600 ft) in elevation, including ten of the fourteen 8,000-metre peaks. By contrast, the highest peak outside Asia (Aconcagua, in the Andes) is 6,961 m (22,838 ft) tall.
Lifted by the subduction of the Indian tectonic plate under the Eurasian Plate, the Himalayan mountain range runs west-northwest to east-southeast in an arc 2,400 km (1,500 mi) long. Its western anchor, Nanga Parbat, lies just south of the northernmost bend of Indus river. Its eastern anchor, Namcha Barwa, is just west of the great bend of the Yarlung Tsangpo River (upper stream of the Brahmaputra River). The Himalayan range is bordered on the northwest by the Karakoram and the Hindu Kush ranges. To the north, the chain is separated from the Tibetan Plateau by a 50–60 km (31–37 mi) wide tectonic valley called the Indus-Tsangpo Suture.Towards the south the arc of the Himalaya is ringed by the very low Indo-Gangetic Plain. The range varies in width from 350 km (220 mi) in the west (Pakistan) to 150 km (93 mi) in the east (Arunachal Pradesh). The Himalayas are distinct from the other great ranges of central Asia, although sometimes the term ‘Himalaya’ (or ‘Greater Himalaya’) is loosely used to include the Karakoram and some of the other ranges.
The Himalayas are inhabited by 52.7 million people, and are spread across five countries: Nepal, India, Bhutan, China and Pakistan. Some of the world’s major rivers – the Indus, the Ganges and the Tsangpo-Brahmaputra – rise in the Himalayas, and their combined drainage basin is home to roughly 600 million people. The Himalayas have a profound effect on the climate of the region, helping to keep the monsoon rains on the Indian plain and limiting rainfall on the Tibetan plateau. The Himalayas have profoundly shaped the cultures of the Indian subcontinent; many Himalayan peaks are sacred in Hinduism and Buddhism.
6. Longji Rice Terraces
The Longsheng Rice Terraces (Dragon’s Backbone) (simplified Chinese: 龙胜梯田; traditional Chinese: 龍勝梯田; pinyin: lóngshèng tītián), also called the Longji Rice Terraces (simplified Chinese: 龙脊梯田; traditional Chinese: 龍脊梯田; pinyin: lóngjǐ tītián), are located in Longsheng County, about 100 kilometres (62 mi) from Guilin, Guangxi, China.
The terraced fields are built along the slope winding from the riverside up to the mountain top, between 600 to 800 metres (2,000 to 2,600 ft) above sea level. A coiling terrace line that starts from the mountain foot up to the mountain top divides the mountain into layers of water in spring, layers of green rice shoots in summer, layers of rice in fall, and layers of frost in winter. The terraced fields were mostly built about 650 years ago.
Longji (Dragon’s Backbone) Terraced Rice Fields received their name because the rice terraces resemble a dragon’s scales, while the summit of the mountain range looks like the backbone of the dragon.
In early June, water is pumped over the rice paddies and young plants are transferred to the main terraces.
5. Oriental Pearl Tower
The Oriental Pearl Radio & Television Tower (simplified Chinese: 东方明珠塔; traditional Chinese: 東方明珠塔; pinyin: Dōngfāng Míngzhūtǎ; Shanghainese: Tonfon Mintsyta, official name: 东方明珠广播电视塔) is a TV tower in Shanghai. Its location at the tip of Lujiazui in the Pudong New Area by the side of Huangpu River, opposite The Bund, makes it a distinct landmark in the area. Its principal designers were Jiang Huan Chen, Lin Benlin, and Zhang Xiulin. Construction began in 1991, and the tower was completed in 1994.
At 468 m (1,535 feet) high, it was the tallest structure in China from 1994–2007, when it was surpassed by the Shanghai World Financial Center. It is classified as an AAAAA scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration. The tower is brightly lit in different LED sequences at night. On 7 July 2007, Oriental Pearl Tower was host to the Chinese Live Earthconcert.
The tower features 11 spheres, big and small. The two largest spheres, along the length of the tower, have diameters of 50 m (164 ft) for the lower and 45 m (148 ft) for the upper. They are linked by three columns, each 9 m (30 ft) in diameter. The highest sphere is 14 m (46 ft) in diameter.
The entire tower is supported by three enormous columns that start underground.
4. Forbidden City
The Forbidden City (Chinese: 故宫; pinyin: Gùgōng) is a palace complex in central Beijing, China. The former Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty (the years 1420 to 1912), it now houses the Palace Museum. The Forbidden City served as the home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government for almost 500 years.
Constructed from 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 buildings and covers 72 hectares (over 180 acres). The palace exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture,and has influenced cultural and architectural developments in East Asia and elsewhere. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.
Since 1925, the Forbidden City has been under the charge of the Palace Museum, whose extensive collection of artwork and artifacts were built upon the imperial collections of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Part of the museum’s former collection is now in the National Palace Museum in Taipei. Both museums descend from the same institution, but were split after the Chinese Civil War. Since 2012, the Forbidden City has seen an average of 15 million visitors annually, and received more than 16 million visitors in 2016 and 2017.
3. Leshan Buddha
The Leshan Giant Buddha (simplified Chinese: 乐山大佛; traditional Chinese: 樂山大佛; pinyin: Lèshān Dàfó) is a 71-metre (233 ft) tall stone statue, built between 713 and 803 (during the Tang dynasty), depicting Maitreya.It is carved out of a cliff face of Cretaceous red bed sandstones that lies at the confluence of the Min River and Dadu River in the southern part of Sichuan province in China, near the city of Leshan. The stone sculpture faces Mount Emei, with the rivers flowing below its feet. It is the largest and tallest stone Buddha statue in the world and it is by far the tallest pre-modern statue in the world.
The Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.
2. The Great Wall
The Great Wall of China (Chinese: 萬里長城; pinyin: Wànlǐ Chángchéng) is the collective name of a series of fortification systems generally built across the historical northern borders of China to protect and consolidate territories of Chinese states and empiresagainst various nomadic groups of the steppe and their polities. Several walls were being built from as early as the 7th century BC by ancient Chinese states; selective stretches were later joined together by Qin Shi Huang (220–206 BC), the first Emperor of China. Little of the Qin wall remains.Later on, many successive dynasties have built and maintained multiple stretches of border walls. The most currently well-known of the walls were built by the Ming dynasty (1368–1644).
Apart from defense, other purposes of the Great Wall have included border controls, allowing the imposition of duties on goods transported along the Silk Road, regulation or encouragement of trade and the control of immigration and emigration. Furthermore, the defensive characteristics of the Great Wall were enhanced by the construction of watch towers, troop barracks, garrison stations, signaling capabilities through the means of smoke or fire, and the fact that the path of the Great Wall also served as a transportation corridor.
The frontier walls built by different dynasties have multiple courses. Collectively, they stretch from Liaodong in the east to Lop Lake in the west, from present-day Sino-Russian border in the north to Taohe River in the south; along an arc that roughly delineates the edge of Mongolian steppe. A comprehensive archaeological survey, using advanced technologies, has concluded that the walls built by the Ming dynasty measure 8,850 km (5,500 mi).This is made up of 6,259 km (3,889 mi) sections of actual wall, 359 km (223 mi) of trenches and 2,232 km (1,387 mi) of natural defensive barriers such as hills and rivers. Another archaeological survey found that the entire wall with all of its branches measures out to be 21,196 km (13,171 mi). Today, the defensive system of Great Wall is generally recognized as one of the most impressive architectural feats in history.
1. TerraCotta Warriors
The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE with the purpose of protecting the emperor in his afterlife.
The figures, dating from approximately the late third century BCE, were discovered in 1974 by local farmers in Lintong County, outside Xi’an, Shaanxi, China. The figures vary in height according to their roles, with the tallest being the generals. The figures include warriors, chariots and horses. Estimates from 2007 were that the three pits containing the Terracotta Army held more than 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses, and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which remained buried in the pits near Qin Shi Huang’s mausoleum. Other terracotta non-military figures were found in other pits, including officials, acrobats, strongmen, and musicians.
It is believed that Easter Island’s Polynesian inhabitants arrived on Easter Island sometime near 1200 AD. They created a thriving and industrious culture, as evidenced by the island’s numerous enormous stone moai and other artifacts. However, land clearing for cultivation and the introduction of the Polynesian rat led to gradual deforestation.By the time of European arrival in 1722, the island’s population was estimated to be 2,000–3,000. European diseases, Peruvian slave raiding expeditions in the 1860s, and emigration to other islands, e.g. Tahiti, further depleted the population, reducing it to a low of 111 native inhabitants in 1877.
Chile annexed Easter Island in 1888. In 1966, the Rapa Nui were granted Chilean citizenship. In 2007 the island gained the constitutional status of “special territory.” Administratively, it belongs to the Valparaíso Region, comprising a single commune of the Province Isla de Pascua. The 2017 Chilean census registered 7,750 people on the island, of whom 3,512 (45%) considered themselves Rapa Nui.
Easter Island is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world.[ The nearest inhabited land (around 50 residents in 2013) is Pitcairn Island, 2,075 kilometres (1,289 mi) away;the nearest town with a population over 500 is Rikitea, on the island of Mangareva, 2,606 km (1,619 mi) away; the nearest continental point lies in central Chile, 3,512 kilometres (2,182 mi) away.
The Clock Tower is a National Historic Landmark located in Plaza Arturo Prat in Iquique, Chile. It was built in 1878 (when Iquique was in Peruvian territory), with the mechanism imported from England.
According to Patricio Advis, the Clock Tower, together with the buildings surrounding it in the plaza (the Municipal Theater of Iquique, the building of the Workers Welfare Society of Tarapacá, the Casino Español and the Club Croata) is one of the most representative urban expressions of the “Saltpeter Period”, a time which saw much foreign investment.
Tulor is an archaeological site located in the Norte Grande natural region of the Antofagasta Region, Chile near San Pedro de Atacama. The site is a former village complex with an area of 5,200 m2 (55,972 sq ft) and 22 outlying edifices. The settlement’s remains are distributed in an east-west fashion along 2 km (1 mi). Radiocarbonand thermoluminescence dating date the origin of the settlement sometime between 380 BCE and 200 CE, but most structures are from the period 800 CE – 1200 CE. Architectural characteristics of Tulor are circular walls are made of mud and vaults. In 1998, the World Monuments Fund, an international non-profit organization, listed Tulor in the 1998 World Monuments Watch List of 100 Most Endangered Sites. After little was done to protect it, the site was re-listed in 2006.
Tulor discoveries consist of many items from boreholes to human remains. Boreholes are the circular walls made out of clay, dug into the earth to find water. In June 1974 archaeologists put the boreholes in order of stratigraphyso they can find out more about how the population disappeared that was once there. The stratigraphy helped in finding out why the population disappeared, which was not due by climatic changes but to an increase in drought. On site they found lithic, human bones, animal bones, ceramic, carbon, and seashells buried in the ground. All these artifacts are considered to be from the mesolithic era.
6. Santa Lucia Hill
Santa Lucía Hill (Spanish: Cerro Santa Lucía) is a small hill in the centre of Santiago, Chile. It is situated between Alameda del Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins in the south, Santa Lucía Street in the west and Victoria Subercaseaux on the east. An adjacent metro station is named after it. The hill has an altitude of 629 m and a height of 69 m over the surrounding area. The hill is the remnant of a volcano 15 million years old.[
The hill comprises a 65,300 square metre park[ adorned with ornate facades, stairways and fountains. At the highest point there is a viewpoint popular with tourists visiting the city.
The Atacama Desert (Spanish: Desierto de Atacama) is a desert plateau in South America covering a 1000-km (600-mi) strip of land on the Pacific coast, west of the Andes mountains. The Atacama desert is one of the driest places in the world (the driest being the McMurdo Dry Valleys) , as well as the only true desert to receive less precipitation than the polar deserts. According to estimates, the Atacama Desert occupies 105,000 km2(41,000 sq mi),[ or 128,000 km2 (49,000 sq mi) if the barren lower slopes of the Andes are included. Most of the desert is composed of stony terrain, salt lakes (salares), sand, and felsic lava that flows towards the Andes.
The desert owes its extreme aridity to a constant temperature inversion due to the cool north-flowing Humboldt ocean current, and to the presence of the strong Pacific anticyclone.[ The most arid region of the Atacama desert is situated between two mountain chains (the Andes and the Chilean Coast Range) of sufficient height to prevent moisture advection from either the Pacific or the Atlantic Oceans, a two-sided rain shadow.
The Seven Wonders Of India as per the poll conducted by TOI cover the best tourist attractions of the country.
India’s seven wonders are stunning examples of ancient Indian art and architecture, and they continue to woo all of the world with their charm.
1. The Hampi Temple Complex In Karnataka
Hampi, also referred to as the Group of Monuments at Hampi, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in east-central Karnataka, India. It became the centre of the Hindu Vijayanagara Empire capital in the 14th century. Chronicles left by Persian and European travellers, particularly the Portuguese, state Hampi was a prosperous, wealthy and grand city near the Tungabhadra River, with numerous temples, farms and trading markets. By 1500 CE, Hampi-Vijayanagara was the world’s second-largest medieval-era city after Beijing, and probably India’s richest at that time, attracting traders from Persia and Portugal.The Vijayanagara Empire was defeated by a coalition of Muslim sultanates; its capital was conquered, pillaged and destroyed by sultanate armies in 1565, after which Hampi remained in ruins.
Located in Karnataka near the modern-era city of Hosapete, Hampi’s ruins are spread over 4,100 hectares (16 sq mi) and it has been described by UNESCO as an “austere, grandiose site” of more than 1,600 surviving remains of the last great Hindu kingdom in South India that includes “forts, riverside features, royal and sacred complexes, temples, shrines, pillared halls, mandapas, memorial structures, water structures and others”.Hampi predates the Vijayanagara Empire; there is evidence of Ashokan epigraphy, and it is mentioned in the Ramayana and the Puranas of Hinduism as PampaaDevi Tirtha Kshetra. Hampi continues to be an important religious centre, housing the Virupaksha Temple, an active Adi Shankara-linked monastery and various monuments belonging to the old city.
2. Khajuraho Group Of Monuments In Madhya Pradesh
The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of Hindu temples and Jain temples in Chhatarpur district, Madhya Pradesh, India, about 175 kilometres (109 mi) southeast of Jhansi. They are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temples are famous for their nagara-style architectural symbolism and their erotic sculptures.
Most Khajuraho temples were built between 950 and 1050 by the Chandela dynasty. Historical records note that the Khajuraho temple site had 85 temples by the 12th century, spread over 20 square kilometers Of these, only about 25 temples have survived, spread over six square kilometers. Of the surviving temples, the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is decorated with a profusion of sculptures with intricate details, symbolism and expressiveness of ancient Indian art.
The Khajuraho group of temples were built together but were dedicated to two religions, Hinduism and Jainism, suggesting a tradition of acceptance and respect for diverse religious views among Hindus and Jains in the region.
3. The Konark Sun Temple In Orissa
Konark Sun Temple is a 13th-century CE sun temple at Konark about 35 kilometres (22 mi) northeast from Puri on the coastline of Odisha, India.[ The temple is attributed to king Narasingha deva I of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty about 1250 CE.
Dedicated to the Hindu sun god Surya, what remains of the temple complex has the appearance of a 100-foot (30 m) high chariot with immense wheels and horses, all carved from stone. Once over 200 feet (61 m) high, much of the temple is now in ruins, in particular the large shikara tower over the sanctuary; at one time this rose much higher than the mandapa that remains. The structures and elements that have survived are famed for their intricate artwork, iconography, and themes, including erotic kama and mithuna scenes. Also called the Surya Devalaya, it is a classic illustration of the Odisha style of Architecture or Kalinga Architecture .[
The cause of the destruction of the Konark temple is unclear and remains a source of controversy.Theories range from natural damage to deliberate destruction of the temple in the course of being sacked several times by Muslim armies between the 15th and 17th centuries. This temple was called the “Black Pagoda” in European sailor accounts as early as 1676 because its great tower appeared black. Similarly, the Jagannath Temple in Puri was called the “White Pagoda”. Both temples served as important landmarks for sailors in the Bay of Bengal. The temple that exists today was partially restored by the conservation efforts of British India-era archaeological teams. Declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1984, it remains a major pilgrimage site for Hindus, who gather here every year for the ChandrabhagaMela around the month of February.
4. Taj Mahal In Uttar Pradesh
The Taj Mahal, meaning “Crown of the Palaces” is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan (reigned from 1628 to 1658), to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan, the builder. The tomb is the centerpiece of a 17-hectare (42-acre) complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house, and is set in formal gardens bounded on three sides by a crenellated wall.
Construction of the mausoleum was essentially completed in 1643 but work continued on other phases of the project for another 10 years. The Taj Mahal complex is believed to have been completed in its entirety in 1653 at a cost estimated at the time to be around 32 million rupees, which in 2015 would be approximately 52.8 billion rupees (U.S. $827 million). The construction project employed some 20,000 artisans under the guidance of a board of architects led by the court architect to the emperor, Ustad Ahmad Lahauri.
The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage”. It is regarded by many as the best example of Mughal architecture and a symbol of India’s rich history. The Taj Mahal attracts 7–8 million visitors a year and in 2007, it was declared a winner of the New7Wonders of the World (2000–2007) initiative.
5. The Nalanda University In Bihar
Nalandawas a Mahavihara, a large and revered Buddhist monastery, in the ancient kingdom of Magadha (modern-day Bihar) in India. The site is located about 95 kilometres (59 mi) southeast of Patna near the city of Bihar Sharif, and was a centre of learning from the fifth century CE to c. 1200 CE. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The highly formalized methods of Jain and Buddhist learning helped inspire the establishment of large teaching institutions such as Taxila, Nalanda, and Vikramashila[ which are often characterised as India’s early universities.Nalanda flourished under the patronage of the Gupta Empire in the 5th and 6th centuries and later under Harsha, the emperor of Kannauj.[The liberal cultural traditions inherited from the Gupta age resulted in a period of growth and prosperity until the ninth century. The subsequent centuries were a time of gradual decline, a period during which the tantric developments of Buddhism became most pronounced in eastern India under the Pala Empire.
At its peak, the school attracted scholars and students from near and far with some travelling from Tibet, China, Korea, and Central Asia.Archaeological evidence also notes contact with the Shailendra dynasty of Indonesia, one of whose kings built a monastery in the complex.
Much of our knowledge of Nalanda comes from the writings of pilgrim monks from Asia such as Xuanzang and Yijing who travelled to the Mahavihara in the 7th century. Vincent Smith remarked that “a detailed history of Nalanda would be a history of Mahayanist Buddhism”. Many of the names listed by Xuanzang in his travelogue as products of Nalanda are the names of those who developed the philosophy of Mahayana. All students at Nalanda studied Mahayana as well as the texts of the eighteen (Hinayana) sects of Buddhism. Their curriculum also included other subjects such as the Vedas, logic, Sanskrit grammar, medicine and Samkhya.
Nalanda was very likely ransacked and destroyed by an army of the Mamluk Dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate under Bakhtiyar Khalji in c. 1200 CE. While some sources note that the Mahavihara continued to function in a makeshift fashion for a while longer, it was eventually abandoned and forgotten until the 19th century when the site was surveyed and preliminary excavations were conducted by the Archaeological Survey of India. Systematic excavations commenced in 1915 which unearthed eleven monasteries and six brick temples neatly arranged on grounds 12 hectares (30 acres) in area. A trove of sculptures, coins, seals, and inscriptions have also been discovered in the ruins many of which are on display in the Nalanda Archaeological Museum situated nearby. Nalanda is now a notable tourist destination and a part of the Buddhist tourism circuit.
On 25 November 2010, the Indian government, through an Act of Parliament, resurrected the ancient university through the Nalanda University Bill, and subsequently Nalanda University was established. It has been designated as an “international university of national importance.”
6. The Monolithic Gomateshwara Statue In Karnataka
Bahubali (English: One With Strong Arms), a much revered figure among Jains, was the son of Rishabhanatha, the first tirthankara of Jainism, and the younger brother of Bharata Chakravartin. He is said to have meditated motionless for one year in a standing posture (kayotsarga) and that during this time, climbing plants grew around his legs. After his year of meditation, Bahubali is said to have attained omniscience (Kevala Gyana).
Bahubali other names were KammateswaraGommateshwara because of the Gommateshwara statue dedicated to him. The statue was built by the Ganga dynasty minister and commander Chavundaraya; it is a 57-foot (17 m) monolith (statue carved from a single piece of rock) situated above a hill in Shravanabelagola in the Hassan district, Karnataka state, India. It was built circa 981 A.D. and is one of the largest free-standing statues in the world.
7. The Golden Temple In Punjab
The Harmandar Sahib also known as Darbar Sahib (Punjabi pronunciation: [dəɾbaːɾ saːh(ɪ)b] (“Abode of God”, “Exalted Holy Court”), is a Gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India.[ It is the preeminent pilgrimage site of Sikhism.. It is usually called the Golden Temple in English, because it is plated with gold.
The Gurdwara sahib is built around a man-made pool (Sarovar) that was completed by Guru Ram Das in 1577.Guru Arjan, the fifth Guru of Sikhism, requested Sai Mian Mir – a Muslim Pir of Lahore, to lay its foundation stone in 1589.In 1604, Guru Arjan placed a copy of the Adi Granth in Harmandir Sahib, calling the site Ath Sath Tirath (lit. “shrine of 68 pilgrimages”).[The Gurdwara was repeatedly rebuilt by the Sikhs after it became a target of persecution and was destroyed several times by the Muslim armies from Afghanistan and the Mughal Empire.[The army led by Ahmad Shah Abdali, for example, demolished it in 1757 and again in 1762, then filled the pool with garbage. The construction work of the present day Harmandir Sahib took place in 1764 under the leadership of Sultan-e-Quam Sardar Jassa Singh 1718-1783 and other leading Sikh Misl Sardars and Jagirdars under Kaar Seva, large Sikh congregations assembled at Amritsar to help rebuild Darbar Sahib. Harmandir Sahib was finally completed in 1776.[Maharaja Ranjit Singh visited Darbar Sahib in 1802 after seizing Amritsar from Sardar Gurdit Singh Dhillon and his mother Mai Sukkha of Bhangi Sikh Misl. Maharaja laid it in marble and copper between 1820-1831, and overlaid the sanctum with gold foil by 1830. This has led to the name Golden Temple.
The Gurdwara is spiritually the most significant shrine in the Sikh Religion. In the early 1980s, the temple became a center of conflict between the Indian government led by Indira Gandhi, some Sikh groups, and a militant movement led by Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale seeking to create a new nation named Khalistan. In 1984, Gandhi sent in the Indian Army as part of Operation Blue Star, leading to the deaths of over 1,000 militants, soldiers, and civilians, as well as causing much damage to the Gurdwara and the destruction of Akal Takht. The Gurdwara complex was rebuilt again after the 1984 damage.[
The Harmandir Sahib is an open boat of worship for all men and women, from all walks of life and faith.It has a square plan with four entrances and has a circumambulation path around the pool. The temple is a collection of buildings around the sanctum and the pool. One of these is Akal Takht, the chief center of religious authority of Sikhism.Additional buildings include a clock tower, the offices of Gurdwara Committee, a Museum and a langar– a free Sikh community-run kitchen that serves a simple vegetarian meal to all visitors without discrimination.Over 100,000 people visit the holy shrine daily for worship.[The Gurdwara complex has been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its application is pending on the tentative list of UNESCO.
Seven Wonders of Pakistan that Are Definitely Worth Visiting.
Let’s have a look at the seven of the many wonders of Pakistan that you need to visit for sure.
1. Princess Of Hope
Princess of Hope is a natural rock formation that manifests a princess looking beyond horizons (maybe for hope). The sea breeze coming from the Arabian Sea has worked for many years an expert craftsman to carve this beautiful sculpture. Princess of Hope stands high in the mountain range along with Makran Coastal Highway.
2. The Paleolithic Aror
There is an amazing yet unnoticed rock formation located at the limestone plateau of Rohri hills in Sindh. According to archaeological beliefs, most of the rock findings can be traced back to the Stone Age of human history. The Paleolithic Aror hill of Rohri is an amazing wonder stratified thousands of years ago.
The shape of Aror hill also resembles with a rock in France that has been formulated by the gigantic movements of ocean waves. A shrine can also be seen at the top of Aror hill making it totally breathtaking. The Aror hill of Rohri is located near the village of Chancha Baloch.
3. Katas Raj Temple
The Katas Raj Temples also known as Qila Katas is a complex of several Hindu temples connected to one another by walkways.[ The temple complex surrounds a pond named Katas which is regarded as sacred by Hindus.[The complex is located in the Potohar Plateau region of Pakistan’s Punjab province. The temples are located near the town of Kallar Kahar, and are near the M2 Motorway.
The temples’ pond is said in the Puranas to have been created from the teardrops of Shiva, after he wandered the Earth inconsolable after the death of his wife Sati. The pond occupies an area of two kanals and 15 marlas, with a maximum depth of 20 feet.
The temples play a role in the Hindu epic poem, the Mahābhārata,where the temples are traditionally believed to have been the site where the Pandava brothers spent a significant portion of their exile. It is also traditionally believed by Hindus to be the site where the brothers engaged in a riddle contest with the Yakshas, as described in the Yaksha Prashna.[[Another tradition states that the Hindu deity Krishna laid the foundation of the temple, and established a hand-made shivling in it.
The temples were visited by India’s former deputy prime minister Lal Krishna Advani in 2005. In 2006, the Pakistani government began restoration works at the temples, with further improvements announced in 2017.In 2018,Pakistan issued visas to 139 Indian Hindu pilgrims to visit Katas Raj dham.
4. Trango Towers
The Trango Towers are a family of rock towers situated in Gilgit-Baltistan, in the north of Pakistan. The Towers offer some of the largest cliffs and most challenging rock climbing in the world, and every year a number of expeditions from all corners of the globe visit Karakoram to climb the difficult granite. They are located north of Baltoro Glacier, and are part of the Baltoro Muztagh, a sub-range of the Karakoramrange. The highest point in the group is the summit of Great Trango Tower at 6,286 m (20,623 ft), the east face of which features the world’s greatest nearly vertical drop.
5. Ansoo Lake
Ansoo Lake is located in Kaghan Valley of District Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is located at an altitude of 13,927 feet (4245 meters) above sea level and considered among one of the highest lakes of Himalayas. The lake is situated near Malika Parbat, the highest mountain of Kaghan Valley.
Overview: According to a resident of Naran Valley, M. Tahir, Ansoo Lake is his discovery and he named this Lake as Ansoo Jheel (transformation in English: “Tear Lake”). The lake (Jheel) is shaped like a tear (Ansoo) that why it is named Ansoo Lake. The lake has become very popular attractions for tourists in a very short time.
It is said that one need to be lucky to behold the beautiful Ansoo Lake. Because sometimes when you reach the lake after hours difficult trekking, the lake does not viewable due to fog or rain. Track to the lake itself present several breathtaking and picturesque views to the visitors. After 5 hours of trek a hill comes, and when you look down to the other side from the summit of the hill, Ansoo Lake is there saying behold I am what brings you here, away from the crowds and communities of human. Traveling a little more will take you closer to the bank of lake. The lake stays covered in snow whole year except from July to August. It is said that best time for this trek is between July 10 to August 15 and one can see the mirroring waters of lake during this period of time.
6. Sharda University Ruins, Neelum Valley
Nobody can imagine after visiting the place known as Sharda Peeth temple, located at a distance of 136 km from Muzaffarabad in the Neelam Valley in Azad Kashmir of Pakistan, that it was once a center of the educational excellence. Even today it serves as a center of excellence in terms of the legacy it caters. The place and ruins itself speak about its wondrous time and history.
Back in the 9th century, it served as a university and a hub of knowledge to the Hindu scholars and students. It also serves as one of the amazing wonders that Pakistan carries which is out of the sight of the public.
7. Tooba Mosque
Masjid-e-Tooba or Tooba Mosque is located in Karachi and is locally known as the Gol Masjid. It was built in 1969 in Defence Housing Society Karachi, just off main Korangi Road. Masjid-e-Tooba is often claimed to be the largest single-dome mosque in the world and is built with pure white marble. The dome is 72 meters (236 feet) in diameter with no pillars to support it; it is balanced on a low surrounding wall. Masjid-e-Tooba has a single minaret standing 70 meters high. The mosque is the 18th largest in the world with the central prayer hall having a capacity of 5,000 people and can accommodate upto 30,000 people with the terrace and lawn.
The mosque was built keeping acoustics in mind so that a person speaking inside at one end of the dome can be heard at the other end. This mosque was designed by Pakistani architect Dr Babar Hamid Chauhan and the engineer was Zaheer Haider Naqvi. The mosque does not have any carvings but has mirror work inside giving it a simple and elegant look.
In previous articles, I did review the Xiaomi and battery drain test as well. But in this article, we’ll talk about Xiaomi Mi 9 charging speed. If you are really interested in Xiaomi Mi 9 and want to purchase this phone I think this article will help you. In this article, we’ll charge Xiaomi Mi 9 from 0-100 % and note down the time. We’ll do charging test in two way first while Xiaomi Mi 9 is switched on and the second test we’ll charge Xiaomi Mi 9 in switched off condition.
Xiaomi Mi 9se charging test when the phone was on:
15 minutes – 27% battery
30 minutes – 52% battery level we have
45 minutes- 73% battery
1 hour – 89% battery life in Xiaomi Mi 9se
1 hour and 15 minutes- 96% battery
1 hour and 27 minutes -100%
During Xiaomi Mi 9se charging test we got these result. Charging speed of Xiaomi Mi 9se is fast and at this price point, we are getting enough charging speed. However, we can see the battery capacity of Xiaomi Mi 9se is not too much. But as the battery capacity of Xiaomi Mi 9se is less, might be because of that we are getting this much charging speed. However, charging speed of Xiaomi Mi 9 is better than Xiaomi Mi 9se, but we are getting less battery capacity in Mi 9se. That means Mi 9 charging system is very well optimized. If you are getting Xiaomi Mi 9se at 22,000 rupees that will be the reasonable price for you or not?
If you have any question about charging speed of Xiaomi Mi 9se comment below. I’ll reply to your comment, Also, please drop a comment below if you know any smartphone under 22,000 rupees that can give competition to Xiaomi Mi 9se.
Home and Away Australian Actor Ben Unwin dies at the age of 41 years.
Ben Unwin Bio, Wiki
Unwin completed a law degree shortly after leaving the show and worked as a senior solicitor in Sydney. According to his IMDb Profile, Ben started his career at the age of 12, playing a lead in the Musical “Seven Little Australians” for a year run at the Footbridge Theatre. Off the back of this, he signed to a management company and worked consistently on Film, TV, Commercials, Musical Theatre and Dramatic Theatre while completing his school commitments. One month after completion of his High School Certificate Ben had the role of a bad boy “Jesse” written for him, after auditioning for another role, on the TV Hit “Home and Away”. This was the start of a 7-year relationship that included countless awards, magazine covers, and a now International Entertainment Career. Ben now resides in Los Angeles, USA.
Ben Unwin Age
August 15, 1977, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and died at the age of 41 years.
Ben Unwin Death
Unwin was found dead on 14 August 2019, one day short of his 42nd birthday; his death was reported on 20 August. Police are not treating his death as suspicious.
Ben Unwin Death
The actor’s body was discovered on 14 August, but the cause of death was not confirmed. According to a Police Statement, “Police attended Minyon Falls, Whian Whian, New South Wales, responding to a concern for welfare. The body of a 41-year-old man was located. The death is not being treated as suspicious.” A spokesman for the Seven networks, which broadcasts Home and Away, said: “Cast and crew from Home and Away are saddened to learn of the passing of former castmate, Ben Unwin. Ben’s work in the role of Jesse McGregor is remembered with much affection. Ben’s family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers.
The cast and crew of #HomeandAway are saddened to hear the passing of Ben Unwin. Ben played the character Jesse McGregor and joined the cast in 1996 – 2000, returning to Summer Bay in 2002 – 2005. We send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ben. pic.twitter.com/Mcs6246ERO
— Home and Away (@homeandawaytv2) August 20, 2019
Ben Unwin Awards
For his portrayal of Jesse, Unwin was nominated for the Logie Award for Most Popular New Talent in 1997. He was also nominated for a British National Television Award in 1997 for Most Popular Newcomer.
Ben Unwin Instagram
Kimberley Cooper, who starred alongside Unwin as Gypsy Smith shared a magazine cover photo of the pair.
Ben Unwin Net Worth
Though he lived a luxurious life from his profession, he kept his income confidential. Ben’s net worth was estimated at $100 thousand before his death.
Rhea Alice Gumbel (Mother), Richard Dunbar Gumbel (Father)
Last Updated on August 20, 2019
Greg Gumbel is an American sportscaster who has many decades of experience in his field. Across almost 40 years in the busy world of sports broadcasting, Gumbel has become one of the most outstanding and best-known announcers in sports television.
Let’s have an insight into the life of one of the best announcers in sports, Greg Gumbel.
Greg Gumbel’s Personal Life
Apart from Greg Gumbel’s fabulous career as a reporter, he is quite stable in terms of keeping his personal life away from the limelight of media. But still, we’ve gathered some significant details regarding Greg’s life. Read below to find out.
Current Relationship and Past Relationship
Greg Gumbel is a married man. He’s been married to Marcy Kaszynski since 1973. Additionally, the husband and wife are blessed with a daughter, Michelle Gumbel. Currently, Greg and his family reside in Fort Lauderdale.
Speaking of Greg’s previous relations, he has never been linked with any woman apart from his beautiful wife, Marcy.
Greg is a true gentleman and loves his wife a lot. In fact, to be in such a long-term marital relationship for forty-four years is almost a miracle these days. With lots of divorce making rounds, it takes a considerable amount of commitment and understanding to sustain the relationship for such long.
Talking of Greg Gumbel’s family, his parents were Rhea LeCesne and Richard Dunbar Gumbel. His father was a Judge and his mother a city clerk.
Greg Gumbel with his brother, Bryant Gumbel
Greg’s nationality is American, and his ethnicity is Louisiana Creole (African and French). Additionally, he is the brother of Bryant Gumbel, Renee Gumbel-Farrahi and Rhonda Gumbel-Thomas.
For Greg’s academics, he is a graduate of Loras College and has earned a bachelor’s degree in English.
Born May 3, 1946, in New Orleans, Louisiana, Greg Gumbel is best known for his assignments for the CBS network, most notably the NFL (National Football League) and NCAA (National College Athletic Association) basketball.
Greg Gumbel reporting as a sportscaster.
Not to mention, he’s also known as the elder brother of famous American television journalist, Bryant Gumbel whose wedding with his wife, Hilary Gumbel created a lot of controversies.
Greg Gumbel’s Net Worth
There’s no doubt Greg Gumbel amassed immense wealth after serving as a sportscaster for almost 40 years. So, how much does he have?
The net worth of Greg Gumbel is $16 Million. Despite his age, Greg has never thought of retiring. In fact, he’s still enjoying his salary of $4 million, which he earns through news broadcasting.
Greg Gumbel began working as a sportscaster in 1973. Correspondingly, he has worked for CBS, ESPN, and MSG, among other networks, and became the first African-American to call a significant sports championship with his play-by-play of the Super Bowl in 2001.
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The initial exposure of Greg Gumbel is through CBS, where he did the job as a part-time NFL announcer in 1988.
Following CBS‘s loss of the NFL and Major League Baseball broadcasting contracts, Gumbel moved to NBC though he eventually returned to CBS, where his first major assignment upon his return was to serve as studio host for the network’s coverage of college basketball.
Gumbel progressed to announcing for such other coverage as The NFL Today and even returning to the broadcast booth as the #2 play-by-play man.
As a host
Greg Gumbel has served as a host for remarkable coverage such as Major League Baseball, college football, and CBS’ coverage for the Daytona 500 in 1999. In fact, when asked about what his favorite part was while hosting, this is what he said:
My favorite part is: Who gets to play the big guys. There are some teams who are obviously just thrilled to be in the tournament and maybe they’re thrilled right until the point where they’ve got to play Villanova or they’ve got to play Duke or Kansas.
His Brother’s Net Worth
Hilary’s husband Bryant Gumbel is, in fact, the first African-American to host a network morning show in 1981.
Bryant eventually gained a reputation as being one of the best in the business, interviewing presidents to world leaders to pop stars to many popular actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Rihanna, Brad Pitt, among others.
Bryant, correspondingly, has been the host of Emmy-award-winning Real Sports on HBO since 1995, not to mention, the show has been described as “flat out TV’s best sports program.”
Greg Gumbel with brother, Bryant Gumbel and sister in law Hilary Gumbel.
With all of his astonishing achievements, there’s no doubt Gumbel is loaded with a lot of fortunes. Oh yes, according to reports, his net worth is $25 Million and additionally, he gets $6 Million as a salary from his job.
Greg Gumbel’s Body Measurements
Greg Gumbel has a height of 5 feet 9 inches. Similarly, his weight is 80 kg and he has black hair and dark brown eyes.
Greg Gumbel, giving a live speech @ Millersville University
Quick Facts: Greg Gumbel
Date of Birth: May 3, 1946
Place of Birth: New Orleans, Lousiana, U.S
Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Weight: 80 kg
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
College: Loras College
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Lee Cronin (born in 1988) is a British Businessman, Social Media Personality, and Celebrity Partner from Essex, England. He is best known as a Lydia Bright’s fiancé (English TV Star and Entrepreneur).
She initially gained immense fame and success after starring in the ITVBe show “The Only Way Is Essex“. Later, she participated in the survival show “Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls” in 2016.
Furthermore, the beautiful TV personality’s other appearances in shows are The Jump, The Crystal Maze, Celebrity Mastermind, Celebrity Haunted Mansion, etc. In fact, Lydia also has a YouTube channel “Looks for Less” where posts videos related to fashion and Vlog.
As per money factor, the accumulated Net worth of Lee Cronin is $5 million US Dollars. She also has an amazing fan-following on Instagram with 1+ million followers on the platform.
Personal Affairs, Girlfriend & Spouse
Recently, the 29-years-old entrepreneur announced that she is expecting her first child in August 2019. The announcement was quite shocking for her fans and Lee is the father of the baby.
Lee Cronin started dating his girlfriend “Lydia Bright” a few years back. But they broke up with each other in early of 2019. Later, in April 2019, she confirmed on the internet that she and her beau resolved their differences and are back together.
Bright conceived her first kid during her relationship with ex-partner, Lee. However, when she declared about her pregnancy, Lydia also confirmed that she and Cronin officially separated.
During an interview, the reality TV star told that she never expected to be alone in her first pregnancy. But Lydia-Rose firmly believes that this baby will be the best thing in her life.
The former couple uploaded numerous pictures on their Instagram account together. They also shared some glimpses of their vacation trips on the internet.
Trivia & Quick Info
Real Full Birth Name
being the boyfriend of Lydia Bright (British TV Star and Entrepreneur).
Age (As of 2019)
31 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday
Essex, England, United Kingdom.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)
White Caucasian Descent.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)
Essex, England, United Kingdom.
Social Media Account Stats
Instagram: NA. Twitter: — Facebook: —
Feet & Inches: 5′ 8″.
Centimeters: 173 cm.
Meters: 1.73 m.
Kilograms: 75 Kg.
Pounds: 165 lbs.
Body Measurements (Chest-waist-hips)
Shoe Size (UK)
Father: Name not available. Mother: —
Personal Life Relationship
Names are not disclosed.
Graduate with a Bachelors degree.
Local High School.
Hobbies & Favorite Things
Actor: Eddie Redmayne.
Actress: Emma Watson.
Dream Holiday Destination
Love to do
Net worth (approx.)
Under Revision (As of 2019).
Salary, Income & Earnings
Mobile or Phone Number
Some Lesser Known Facts about Lee Cronin
Wikipedia: Lydia Bright’s boyfriend, Lee Cronin was born in 1988 in Essex, England, United Kingdom. Hence, his age is 31 years old, as of 2019.
There is no information about his parents, siblings, education, and early life available on the internet. But we will update you soon.
His ex-girlfriend, Lydia earlier had an affair with her ex-beau “James Argent” (English television personality).
They remained in an ON and OFF relationship since they were teenagers. According to a source, the main reason for their break up was James’ drug-addiction and infidelity.
In fact, she appeared in the reality show “TOWIE” back in 2010 and introduced as an ex-girlfriend of Argent.
Furthermore, Bright’s penned a book named “Live, Laugh, Love, Always, Lydia” which came out on June 15, 2017.
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As a businesswoman, she launched her own fashion boutiques “Bella Sorella” and “Lydia Rose Bright”.
The young businessman Lee Cronin’s height is 5 Feet 8 Inches (173 centimeters tall).
He also follows a strict diet in order to keep his physique fit with the estimated body weight of 75 kilograms (165 pounds). Lee also workouts 4 days a week to keep his muscular body lean.
On Instagram, the businessman has decent followers with 17+ followers. He entertains his fans by uploading contents related to fitness, daily lifestyle, outings with friends & family, and much more.
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3 Galaxy Apartments, B J Road, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Contact Address: 3 Galaxy Apartments, B J Road, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Phone Number: +(91)-9820025560
Email Id: Not Known
WhatsApp Number: Not Known
Residence Address: Mumbai, India
Official Website: Not Known
Fax Number: Not Known
Office Address: Not Known
Salim Khan Biography
Salim Khan was born on 24 November 1935 in Indore, Indore State, British India. He is an Indian Film Actor and Screenwriter. Salim Khan established himself as one of the leading & commercial successful writer of India. He has written by many screenplays, stories and script for Bollywood Movies.
Salim Khan is best known for the films, including Sholay, Seeta Aur Geeta, Zanjeer, Deewar, Kranti, Don, all are highest-grossing films of all time. He is responsible person for the character of Angry Young Man for Amitabh Bachchan‘s acting career.
Salim Khan married to Sushila Charak, with her he has three sons, Salman Khan, Sohail Khan & Arbaaz Khan (all are big three khans of Bollywood) and a daughter Alvira Khan Agnihotri. He then married to Actress Helen. He has received six filmfare Awards and He also honoured with Padma Shri by the government of India in 2014.
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Instagram Handle: Not Known
Twitter Handle: twitter.com/luvsalimkhan
Facebook Fan Page: facebook.com/Salim-Khan
Google+ Page: Not Known
SnapChat ID: Not Known
YouTube Channel: Not Known
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Arkansas State Football Coach Anderson loses his wife to Cancer just hours after taking leave of absence.
Coach Blake Anderson
Coach Anderson Bio, Wiki
Robert Blake Anderson is an American football coach and former player who is currently the head coach of the Arkansas State Red Wolves football team. He was the North Carolina Tar Heels offensive coordinator in 2012 and 2013. He was previously the offensive coordinator at Southern Miss. Anderson was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas but moved to Hubbard, Texas at an early age. He graduated from Hubbard High School. He obtained a degree in kinesiology from Sam Houston State in 1992 and his master’s degree in sports administration from Eastern New Mexico University in 1994. Anderson and his wife Wendy have one daughter and two sons.
Coach Anderson Age
Robert Blake Anderson was born on March 24, 1969, and was 50 years old when his wife dies in 2019.
Wendy Anderson Death
Wendy Anderson died late Monday after a long battle with cancer at the age of 49. Coach Anderson write a message on Twitter, saying, “My beautiful girl has gone home to be with Jesus … no more pain, no more suffering and praise Him no more cancer. She passed as peacefully & gracefully as you could ever hope just a few minutes before midnight with me laying right beside her.” Before Wendy’s passing, Arkansas State announced Monday that Anderson would be taking an indefinite leave of absence from his coaching duties. Assistant head coach and defensive coordinator David Duggan is set to serve as the interim coach until Anderson returns.
FINAL WENDY UPDATE 8/20#NotFightingAlone ❤️❤️❤️ there’s a celebration in heaven today cause Wendy is Home pic.twitter.com/OYwh0fQLpU
— Blake Anderson (@CHbanderson) August 20, 2019
According to USA Today, Wendy Anderson was diagnosed with breast cancer during the spring of 2017 and was cancer-free by the end of that year. But the disease returned last fall and spread throughout her body. “I have been so blessed to have her by my side each day for the past 27 years,” Blake Anderson wrote. “Thank you so much to all who have walked, prayed, cried, and loved her through this brutal 2-year battle … Praise Him that she hurts no more, and is in His presence now & forever.” Wendy Anderson celebrated her 49th birthday just four days before her passing.
Blake and Wendy Anderson
Blake Anderson Playing Career, Stats
Anderson began his playing career as a quarterback and wide receiver at Baylor University from 1987 to 1989 but tore his ACL during practice. After his recovery, he chose to transfer to Sam Houston State University where he played as a wide receiver for the Bearkats from 1989 to 1991. At Sam Houston State he was named to the Southland Conference All-Academic team as a senior. During his college days, he played in the I-formation and Veer offenses popular at the time. Sam Houston State Defensive Coordinator Mike Lucas told Anderson that he believed he was suited for a coaching role.
Blake Anderson Coaching Career
Anderson was announced as Arkansas State’s head coach on December 19, 2013. He became Arkansas State’s fifth head coach in five years, replacing Bryan Harsin who had left for Boise State. Before that, he had worked for North Carolina, Southern Miss, Louisiana–Lafayette, Middle Tennessee, New Mexico, Trinity Valley, Howard Payne, Eastern New Mexico.
Nvidia is releasing a big driver update for its graphics cards to coincide with Gamescom this week. Dubbed the “Gamescom Game Ready Driver,” the 436.02 update includes a new ultra-low latency mode, integer scaling, and a new Freestyle sharpening filter. Nvidia is also promising up to 23 percent framerate improvements for Apex Legends, Battlefield V, Forza Horizon 4, Strange Brigade, and World War Z.
Nvidia’s new ultra-low latency mode is the big new feature, and it’s designed for competitive gamers in mind. It’s a setting that can reduce latency by up to 33 percent, and uses a “just in time” technique that submits “frames to be rendered just before the GPU needs them.” Nvidia used to have a maximum pre-rendered frames option in its control panel, but Eurogamer explains that this new latency mode alters the pacing of frames so they’re generated just before they’re needed.
This new feature will be more noticeable on games that are GPU bound and running between 60fps and 100fps, according to Nvidia. The Ultra-low latency mode will work on DirectX 9 and DirectX 11 titles, but DirectX 12 and Vulkan games decide when to queue the frame.
Pixel art fans will be pleased to hear that Nvidia is introducing GPU integer scaling with this new driver. It will allow you to scale up pixel art or retro games without blurriness, and it’s something that fans of FTL, Hotline Miami, and Terarria have been asking Nvidia to implement for years. It will be available on Nvidia’s Turing cards, so GeForce RTX or GeForce GTX 16-Series GPUs.
Nvidia is also introducing a new Sharpen Freestyle filter, which seems to be a response to AMD’s Radeon Image Sharpening feature. Nvidia’s filter is designed to improve the image quality of the previous “detail” filter. “The performance impact is roughly half that of the prior filter,” claims Nvidia. You can customize the level of sharpness, and it supports more than 600 games that use DirectX 9, DirectX 11, DirectX 12, and Vulkan APIs.
Alongside these performance and feature changes, Nvidia is also expanding its G-Sync compatibility list to include Asus’ VG27A and Acer’s CP3271 / XB273K GP monitors. The 30-bit color feature, that was previously limited to Nvidia’s Studio drivers, is also included in this game ready driver. You’ll be able to download Nvidia’s 436.02 WHQL drivers at 9AM ET / 6AM PT from the company’s GeForce Experience app.
Scratch by scratch Sabrina Seara made her way up to the ranks of a famous Hollywood celebrity. Though a Venezuelan, she seems to have conquered the American showbiz industry.
With more than twelve years of acting experience, Sabrina has created immense fame for herself and with that, green bills as well. Let’s look into her professional career, but before that, let’s dwell on her personal relationships.
Sabrina Seara’s Personal Life
Sabrina Seara is a married woman but who did she walk down the aisle with? Is it someone we know, of the showbiz career? Or is it someone out of the showbiz?
Current Marital Relationship
The Mi Familia Perfecta star Sabrina Seara tied the knot with a fellow Venezuelan actor, Daniel Elbittar. The duo’s together for over 4 years now, and they are soon to celebrate their 5th anniversary in the coming days. The exact date?
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Well, the husband and wife shared their wedding vows privately on Thursday, August 28, 2014, in Hotel Isabel La Catolica, Venezuela. For the matrimony, the groom suited up in a grey suit and while the bride donned an emerald dress.
The duo took to their Instagram to share the news of their wedding. “Officially Mrs. Elbittar,” Sabrina gushed on her IG.
On August 29, 2017, Sabrina wished her spouse their third anniversary. Look at the post.
Sabrina again took to her IG account to wish her partner their third anniversary on August 30, 2017. Have a look at this post too!
From their marital relationship, the duo has a single child, a son, Maximiliano Elbittar Seara, who was born on November 14, 2016, two years into their marriage.
The pair had announced the news of their pregnancy on May 16, 2016, and they had even had a celebration for the upcoming baby on 2nd October 2016. Have a look at the posts.
The couple’s baby boy is currently 2 years old and lives in harmony with his parents and their pet.
All in all, the duo has no rumors of separation and any other extra-marital affairs of any sort. Let’s hope this married couple remains happy, always!
Sabrina Seara’s Net Worth
The Caracas born actress Sabrina Seara has twelve acting credits to her name, and from such, she must’ve amassed a whole lot of cash. But, does any of us know what her exact net worth is?
Net Worth and Earnings
Well, The Lord of the Skies actress Sabrina Seara has amassed a net worth of around $4 million as of 2019. She made her worth from her career in the filming industry, but that’s not her source of income. She also generates a hefty amount from endorsement deals and ads on social media.
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As we have already stated, the 34 years old actress has twelve acting credits under her name, and most noteworthily, she usually appears in TV series rather than in movies.
Usually, an actress earns around $39 per hour while in a year, they made an average $50 thousand per year. As she is also an actress, she also generates income in the same range.
Earnings from Endorsement Deals and Ads
As we all know, most of the stars who appear on movies and tv series also appear in photoshoots. Similar is the case of Seara, who also has appeared as a model in several shoots.
As a model, she usually makes around $45 thousand to $65 thousand per year. And, recently, she appeared in the Top360 magazine’s cover page, for which she must’ve received as much as $20 thousand.
The 5 feet 7 inches tall Venezuelan also posts ads on her socials. From her IG, she generates around $3.7 thousand to $6.2 thousand from per ads post.
Well, there’s not much information about her cars, but on a post, on June 19, 2019, her partner comes with a Range Rover which costs a minimum of $89,000. But, is that car theirs?
Not really! It’s just an ad for Brigal Auto Sales.
Sabrina Seara’s Body Measurements
Regarding Sabrina Seara’s body measurements, she looks lean with a rectangle body figure. She stands tall at a height of 5 feet 7 inches and has a weight of 58 kg. Similarly, she has brownish hair with eyes of the same color.
Quick Facts: Sabrina Seara
Born: March 27, 1985, Caracas, Venezuela
Age: 34 years old
Education: Mass Communication
Residence: Miami, Florida
TV Debut: 13 Segundos (2007)
Accolades: Premios Tu Mundo’s Favorite Actress 2016
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Joe Gonzalez (born February 7, 1971) is a Colombian Businessman and Celebrity Ex-husband from Barranquilla, Colombia. He is well known as the Spouse of Sofía Vergara, an Actress, model as well as Comedian.
Gonzalez is also known as the father of Manolo Gonzalez who is a famous media personality as well as an actor. He was born from his ex-wife Sofia. His profession is of Production Intern.
Early life, Parents, Sibling & Education
The recent age of Joe Gonzalez is 48 years old (as in 2019) and he celebrates his birthday every year on February 07. He wants his life to be private that is why not so much information regarding his early life is available. The name of his father and mother is kept hidden by him.
About his siblings, we will update soon. Further, Sofía Vergara’s Ex-Spouse is very caring and loving towards his family. Joe Gonzalez attended Marymount International School which was located in his hometown. Information about his higher studies is currently unavailable.
Personal Affairs, Girlfriend, Spouse & Children
In the year 1987, Joe started dating his childhood sweetheart and lover Sofía Vergara. After the four years of a successful relationship, both decided to be each other’s spouse. Finally tied a knot in the year 1991.
During their marriage, Vergara’s age was around 18 years. After one year of happily married life on September 18, 1992, she gave birth to her first baby boy Manolo at the age of 19.
Unfortunately, their marriage didn’t last long as Sofia’s career took off and traveling was the reason behind the couple announcing their separation. In the year 1993, they end their relationship by getting divorced.
Trivia & Quick Info
Full Birth Name
Businessman and Production Intern.
Being the Ex-husband of Sofia Vergara.
Age (As of 2019)
48 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday
07 February 1971.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)
Social Media Stats
Instagram: @mrjoe72 (3150+ followers). Twitter: Not Known. Facebook: None.
Star Sign (Zodiac Sign)
Feet & Inches: 5′ 5″.
Centimeters: 168 cm.
Meters: 1.68 m.
Kilograms: 65 Kg.
Pounds: 143 lbs.
Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips)
Shoe Size (US)
Father: Will be updated. Mother: Will be updated.
Brother: Not Known.
Personal Life Relationship
Married once (Divorced).
In the year 1991.
1987 – 1991.
Sofia Vergara (Divorced).
Son: Manolo Gonzalez.
Will be Updated.
Marymount International School, Barranquilla.
Hobbies & Favorite Things
Dream Holiday Destination
Love to do
Listening songs and Doing mechanical work.
Net worth (Approx.)
$150k to 200k US Dollars.
Salary, Earnings & Monthly Income
$15k to 20k US Dollars.
House in Barranquilla, Colombia.
Mobile or Phone Number
Some Lesser Known Facts about Joe Gonzalez
From left Joe Gonzalez, Manolo Gonzalez, Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello.
Wikipedia: Sofía Vergara’s husband, Joe attended his son’s graduation ceremony with his ex-wife at Boston’s Emerson College. Many pictures were shared by Sofia on Instagram with his ex-husband
Moreover, Manolo till now uses his first father’s surname that is “Gonzalez” which is a respectable thing for him.
After the divorce, Vergara didn’t stay single for long. In the year 2012-2014, she dated several actors. Chris Paciello, Tom Cruise, Enrique Iglesias are one of them.
Joe Gonzalez’s height is around 5 feet 5 inches (168 cm) with a weight of around 65 kg (143 lbs) having a fit body physique.
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In 2014, his ex starts dating Joe Manganiello. After dating for a while, she found her soul mate in him and finally engaged with him on Christmas day in the same year.
She tied a knot with her second husband on November 22, 2015, in Florida. There was a rumor about their divorce in 2017 but was being denied by both.
From his Instagram account, we came to know that he is fond of listening to music and car enthusiasts.
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Lokhandwala, Andheri (west), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Shahid Kapoor Booking Agent Phone Number: Not Known
Actor Shahid Kapoor Personal Contact Details
Home Town: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Current Location: Praneta Apartments, Juhu, Mumbai
Residence House Address: Praneta Apartment, Juhu Tara Road, Chandrabai Nagar, Juhu, Mumbai 400049, Maharashtra, India
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Shahid Kapoor Website: shahidkapoor.website
Shahid Kapoor Biography
Shahid Kapoor was born on 25 February 1981 in New Delhi, India. He is an Indian Film Actor, appears on Bollywood Film Industry. Shahid Kapoor established himself as highest-paid and commercial successful actor in India. He has received many filmfare awards, including Three Filmfare Awards. Shahid Kapoor is the son of actors Pankaj Kapur & Neelima Azeem. He began his acting career in 2003 with romantic comedy film Ishq Vishq, for which he won Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. Following this debut he came back with commercial successful family drama film Vivah.
Shahid Kapoor best known for his films, including Jab We Met, Kamieny, R…. Rajkumar, Udta Punjab and Padmaavat, all these films are highest-grossing Indian movie of all time. He also popular in Indian Television Industry and He appears in many awards ceremonies and He was judge of dance reality show Jahalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded in 2015. Bollywood Actor Shahid Kapoor is married to Mira Rajput in 2015 and they have one daughter, Misha Kapoor.
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Instagram Handle: instagram.com/shahidkapoor
Twitter Handle: twitter.com/shahidkapoor
Facebook Fan Page: facebook.com/shahidkapoor
Google+ Page: Not Known
SnapChat ID: Not Known
YouTube Channel: Not Known
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The quintessential college experience of getting pizza delivered to your dorm room is about to get a high-tech upgrade. On Tuesday, Starship Technologies announced its plan to deploy thousands of its autonomous six-wheeled delivery robots on college campuses around the country over the next two years, after raising $40 million in Series A funding.
It’s a big step for the San Francisco (née Estonia)-based startup and its robots, which have been tested in over 100 cities in 20 different countries, traveled 350,000 miles, crossed 4 million streets, and just marked the milestone of completing its 100,000th delivery. College campuses, with their abundance of walking paths, well-defined boundaries, and smartphone-using, delivery-minded student bodies, are an obvious place for Starship to stake out the next phase of its business.
Each robot can travel a maximum speed of 4 mph
The company is working closely with the administrations of each college where it intends to launch. It started at George Mason University and the University of Northern Arizona, and it will be followed in September by the University of Pittsburgh and the Purdue University in Indiana. Starship plans to deploy 25–50 robots at each campus over the next 24 months, which means there could be upwards of 5,000 robots puttering around these schools by 2021.
Each robot is electric, has a trunk that can fit about 20 pounds of cargo, and has a suite of cameras around the outside that can be used to identify obstacles and help guide the robot to its destination. They have a delivery radius of three to four miles and can travel a maximum speed of 4 mph, which is obviously slower than a delivery by a human on a bike or in a car. Starship CEO Lex Bayer says the robot’s ability to work for many hours without a break is what gives it an advantage.
“There’s also no guilt or shame,” Bayer says. “You can order whatever you want, whenever you want. And you don’t have to worry about another student who you’re sending around to do this pick up for you. It’s just a robot who’s going to deliver it to you.”
The robots can climb curbs but not stairs, which may limit their appeal to customers who live in multistory buildings. Bayer says this is why Starship is targeting markets that are less dense with lower heights. But he also speculates that if robot delivery takes off, building owners may eventually decide to include a separate door just for the robots, much like cat owner would include a door flap for their pet. “Definitely possible in the future,” he opines.
With the closing of this Series A funding round, Starship has now raised a total of $85 million. The round was led by Morpheus Ventures along with prior investors, including Shasta Ventures, Matrix Partners, and MetaPlanet Holdings, as well as new investors, including TDK Ventures, Qu Ventures, and others.
Starship makes money by charging customers $1.99 per order. It also has contracts with the universities and restaurants it delivers for, but Bayer says Starship can be more profitable than rival, human-powered (and heavily subsidized) delivery services like DoorDash and Postmates.
“we’re using autonomous technology to do this. It’s a completely different approach.”
“It’s a really tough business from these other companies to run,” he said. “I think what they’ve really proven is that consumers want deliveries, they love the convenience, but actually getting the business model to work is really complicated and questionable. On the other hand, we’re using autonomous technology to do this. It’s a completely different approach.”
Starship isn’t the only company with its sights set on autonomous delivery. There are many startups operating delivery robots of varying sizes — everything from fully sized minivans like Udelv to robots that look almost identical to Starship’s like Amazon. There are even some like Nuro, which has made what can be best described as a mini-robotic car, that fall somewhere in between. All claim to be autonomous, but some require human monitors to track their movements.
Online grocery shopping could grow fivefold over the next decade, with American consumers spending upwards of $100 billion on food-at-home items by 2025, according to a recent report. But despite this heavy competition, Bayer is convinced that Starship will be in the pole position in this rapidly changing space.
“When it comes to the competition, we really think — and I’m sorry, it’s a terrible pun — but we’re literally miles and miles ahead,” he says. “We’re not using handlers, no one is following our robots, no chase vehicles. The robots are literally out there in neighborhoods, in universities, driving on the road, we’re doing autonomous driving, autonomous street crossing, we’re operating seven days a week, 8am till 2am. That’s daytime, nighttime, rain or shine. We’ve even driven in the snow for several days at some of these campuses. So you know, we’re so far ahead.”