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100 new frog species leap into the Sri Lankan rainforest
than 100 new frog species, including species of treefrog, have been
discovered in the Sri Lankan rainforest. Researchers say the discovery makes
the island, which covers more than 65,000 square kilometres, an amphibian
hotspot of global significance. Most of the newfound frogs are "direct
developers", which hatch as tiny adults, missing out the tadpole phase.
Golf: Vijay Singh Wins Tour Championship
Monday, November 4, 2002
Vijay Singh won the Tour Championship after two previous unsuccessful attempts at East Lake in Atlanta, USA. "I've finally done it, and it's really something I'm going to cherish." With this victory, Singh finishes third on the golf seasonís money list. He also won the $500,000 (£320,000) bonus for finishing top of the standings in the PGA Tour's Fall Finish.
Deference and pride in civilisational past
"Every Indian in the metropolitan centres knows that Agatha Christieís ĎMouse Trapí has played on Londonís West End for three decades. But does any Indian know that the Ramayana ballet has been performed in Yoga Jakarta (Indonesia) every day, without a break, for the past 24 years in the shadow of the Prambanan temple by a troupe of over 100 artistes, all devout Muslims but unabashedly deferential to their civilisational past."
Saeed Naqvi, Columnist Indian Express
AR Rahman - the first south Asian among
the top 500 Earners
Music director and composer AR Rahman is among the top 10 South Asians earners in the Sunday Timesí Pay List 2002. His earnings of $3 million (£2 million) last year, place him at 377 among the 500. The nine south Asians who earned bigger cheques are:
American cable channel plans show with actual Everest climb
An American cable channel is looking for contestants prepared to climb
Source: BBC News Friday, 18 October, 2002
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