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Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom (Video)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 20, 2014

A teen in the US has been suspended from school for asking Miss America to his prom during a question-and-answer session with the beauty queen.

1904_davuluri_TAB_gPatrick Farves, a student from York in Pennsylvania, popped the bold question to Nina Davuluri on Thursday, leading to his three-day inner-school suspension.

Mr Farves asked Miss America to be his prom date before walking on stage and giving her a plastic flower as his fellow students roared in support.

A demure Ms Davuluri only laughed and accepted the flower.

Officials from Central York High School had got wind of the 18-year-old’s intended invitation and warned him not to do it, the Associated Press reports.

Mr Farves has since apologised for the stunt but the school said students should be disciplined for breaking the rules and this time is no different.

September 16, 2013: Miss New York, Nina Davuluri, has won the 2013 Miss America pageant, beating a field that challenged stereotypes and included a US army sergeant and an amputee.

“It is not our practice to discipline a student for asking someone – even Miss America – to a school dance,” the Central York School District wrote in a statement.

“However, it is our practice to set expectations for students…to ensure those rules are followed within our schools.”

The school board also criticised the media’s response for framing the story to “make headlines using a distortion of what actually occurred” in order to sell papers while taking away from the “once in a lifetime opportunity” for its students.

Davuluri, who was crowned last September, was at the school to talk about diversity and to promote diversity and the importance of studying maths, science, technology and engineering.

The former Miss New York who studied behavioural science at Michigan University is now applying for medical school.

As the first Indian-American to win the Miss America crown, Davuluri copped a barrage of xenophobic tweets equating her with the terrorist organisation al-Qaeda and misidentifying her as an Arab and follower of Islam.

Source: Associate PressCentral York School District
Author: Nicholas McCallum, Approving editor: Nick Pearson

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7 Things the Most Interesting People All Have in Common

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 20, 2014

By Eric Barker

Most Interesting Man Takes Land Mine Role

I’ve posted a lot of research from experts on getting people to like you, being influential and having great conversations.

1) First, Don’t Be Boring

We’re all terrible at realizing when we bore others because, well, we all think we’re just fascinating.

The #1 tip for never boring anyone comes from Scott AdamsBe brief, be positive.

If you’re always to the point and stay upbeat, it’s extremely hard for anyone to accuse you of being poor company.

But sometimes you do need to speak a little longer to make sure things don’t get stilted.

The Art of Civilized Conversation offers another good tip: Is anyone asking you questions about what you’re saying?

If not, maybe it’s time to end the story or ask the other person a question. Read the rest of this entry »

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The 10 Best Cities In The World To See Street Art

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 19, 2014

by  Katherine Brooks

The street art world has undergone a massive shift in the past few years, with famous figures like Banksy and Shepard Fairey elevating the medium to mainstream consciousness. What was once a clandestine act of art vandalism is now, more often, a celebrated form of public art, popping up in major metropolises across the globe. “Street art and graffiti is ephemeral, transitory, a moment in time,” the experts at Brooklyn Street Art assert, emphasizing the contemporary allure of graffiti and street art.

With summer upon us, and months of travel opportunities on the horizon, we’ve put together a guide of the top cities around the world that prove street art is indeed a thing to be celebrated. From Brazil to France to Taiwan, these urban centers play home to works by street art stars like Nunca, Blu and the late P183. So if you’re in the mood for a cross-continental trip, these are the 26 cities you need to add to your travel bucket list now.

1. Berlin, Germany

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A street artwork by JR is pictured in Berlin on April 16, 2013.

2. São Paulo, Brazil

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A mural by Francisco Rodrigues da Silva, known as Nunca, in the Liberdade neighborhood of Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008.

3. Melbourne, Australia

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A mural by Del Kathryn Barton, tilted “The Whole of Everything,” which adorns the side of an apartment block in central Melbourne, on July 8, 2008.

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बिश्वकै कंगाल राष्ट्रपतिको अनौठो जीवनशैली !

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 18, 2014

नेताहरुको जीवनशैली सधैं जनताकोभन्दा भड्किलो र रवाफपूर्ण देखिन्छ । सुबिधासम्पन्न हवेलीको बास, मोटर, दर्जनौं सुरक्षाकर्मी, राजसी खानपानका शौखिन हुन्छन धेरैजसो नेताहरु । गरीब नेपालका नेताहरु पनि जीवनशैलीका बिषयमा कम्ती चर्चा परिचर्चा हुँदैनन – गरिव मुलुकका ठाँटिला र धनी नेताहरु समेत भन्ने गरिन्छ ।

तर दक्षिण अमेरिकी मुलुक उरग्वेका बहालवाला राष्ट्रपति जोसे मुजिकाले गान्धीको भन्दा पनि सादगी जीवनशैली अपनाएर सन्सारका नेताहरुलाई चुनौती दिएका छन् । सन् २०१० मार्चबाट उरग्वेका राष्ट्रपति रहेका यी ७७ बर्षे बुढा राजधानीको छेउमा श्रीमतिको सामान्य कृषि फार्ममा बस्छन र तलववापत आउने अधिकांश रकम गरिवका लागि दान दिन्छन् ।

सरकारले दिएको सुबिधासम्पन्न आवास र गाडी त्यागेर श्रीमतिको फार्महाउसमा बस्न थालेका यी नेताले सागदी जीवनशैली अपनाएर बिश्वका नेताहरुलाई चुनौती दिएका छन भने सवैभन्दा गरिव राष्ट्रपतिको पहिचान पनि बनाएका छन् । Read the rest of this entry »

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कृष्ण पाण्डेयलाई ‘गिनिज वर्ल्ड रेकर्ड्स’ सर्टिफिकेट प्रदान !

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 10, 2014

”गिनिज वर्ल्ड रेकर्ड्स”मा हालै नाम लेखाउन सफल नेपाली कृष्ण पाण्डेयलाई  न्युयोर्कमा एक समारोहका बीच ”गिनिज वर्ल्ड रेकर्ड्स” बाट प्रेषित सर्टिफिकेट प्रदान गरियो। उक्त सर्टिफिकेट संयुक्त राष्ट्र संघका स्थायी प्रतिनिधि दुर्गा प्रसाद भट्टराईले प्रदान गर्नु भएको हो। रिजउड नेपाली समाज द्वारा अप्रिल ५, २०१४ मा आयोजित कार्यक्रममा उक्त सर्टिफिकेट प्रदान गरिएको हो। कार्यक्रममा बोल्दै समाजका अध्यक्ष मोहन ज्ञवालीले यस कार्यक्रम आयोजना गर्न पाएकोमा खुशी ब्यक्त गर्नु भयो। ‘गिनिज वर्ल्ड रेकर्ड्स’ मा नाम लेखाउन सफल भएका पाण्डेय नेपाल देवदह- ५ शितलनगर, रुपन्देही घर भै हाल अमेरिकाको  क्यान्सास सिटिमा बसोबास गरिरहेका छन्। पाण्डेय अङ्ग्रेजी शब्दको स्पेलिङ उल्टोउच्चारण गरी ”गिनिज वर्ल्ड रेकर्ड्स” मा नाम लेखाउन सफल भएका हुन्।

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गत जुलाई ४, २०१३ ‘एसोसिएसन अफ नेपलिज इन अमेरिका (एएनए)’ को ३१ औ न्युयोर्क सम्मेलनमा ‘गिनिज वर्ल्ड रेकर्ड्स’को प्रदर्शन हजारौका बीच प्रस्तुत गरेका थिए, उनलाई प्रश्न अर्का गिनिज वर्ल्ड रेकर्ड्समा नाम लेखाउने संचार कर्मी रवि लामिछानेले सोधेका थिए। पाण्डेयलाई गिनिस वर्ल्ड् रेकर्ड्सको हेडक्वार्टर लण्डनले हालै आएर औपचारिक रूपमा सफल भएको घोषणा गरेको थियो। उनले एक मिनेट भित्रमा ३६ वटा बिपरित शब्द हिज्जे उच्चारण गरि गिनिज बिश्व पुस्तकमा नाम लेखाएका छन्। उनीलाई १ मिनेटमा ४० वटा प्रश्न सोधिएको थियो भने जसमा ४ वटा मात्र गलत भएका थिए।

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US: Why the Minimum Wage Should Really Be Raised to $15 an Hour

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 9, 2014

By Robert Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley; author, ‘Beyond Outrage’

An American earning half of an Aussie’s income. 

All are equal, but some are more equal.

ROBERT B. REICH’s film “Inequality for All” is now available on DVD and blu-ray, and on Netflix Instant Watch. Watch the trailer below:

Momentum is building to raise the minimum wage. Several states have already taken action — Connecticut has boosted it to $10.10 by 2017, the Maryland legislature just approved a similar measure, Minnesota lawmakers just reached a deal to hike it to $9.50. A few cities have been more ambitious — Washington, D.C. and its surrounding counties raised it to $11.50, Seattle is considering $15.00

Senate Democrats will soon introduce legislation raising it nationally to $10.10, from the current $7.25 an hour.

All this is fine as far as it goes. But we need to be more ambitious. We should be raising the federal minimum to $15 an hour. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepalese who connects 150 villages to Internet honoured by “Internet Hall of Fame”

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 9, 2014

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Mahabir Pun earned his master's degree in education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1992.

Mahabir Pun earned his master’s degree in education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1992.

HONGKONG, APR 08 A Nepalese educator who modernised more than 150 Nepalese villages by connecting them to the wireless Internet has been honoured and introduced into the Internet Hall of Fame in Hong Kong on Tuesday.

Mr Mahabir Pun spent more than a decade providing wireless Internet services to villages which had lacked even a telephone service, opening up access to education, commerce and health care.

“I am a strong advocate of a free Internet, I want the Internet to be available to people living under the poverty line,” Mr Pun told AFP in an interview in Hong Kong , where the Internet Hall of Fame held its annual awards ceremony on Tuesday.

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बामदेव गौतमले कसरी थर्काए रमेश खरेललाई (भिडियो हेर्नुहोस्)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 8, 2014

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World’s 6 most beautiful women of 2014

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 7, 2014

Hollywoodbuzz recently revealed its list of World’s 10 Most Beautiful Women of 2014. Take a look at who topped the charts!

Monica Bellucci
Monica is an Italian actor and model who started her modelling career at the age of 13 by posing for a local photo enthusiast. She rose to prominence in 1989 as a fashion model in Paris and across the Atlantic, in New York City. That year itself, Monica made the transition to acting. And as they say, the rest is history! She stands first on the world’s most beautiful women of 2014 list.

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Kate Upton
Kate is famous for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Upton started her modeling career in 2008 and was the face of GUESS in 2010-11. She stands second on the world’s most beautiful women of 2014 list.

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Nepal envoy promotes Himalayan attractions

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 4, 2014

TOP ACHIEVER: Nepalese Ambassador Udaya Raj Pandey presents a memento to Prince Bandar bin Khalid bin Fahd in Riyadh. (AN photo)

TOP ACHIEVER: Nepalese Ambassador Udaya Raj Pandey presents a memento to Prince Bandar bin Khalid bin Fahd in Riyadh. (AN photo)

The Embassy of Nepal felicitated Prince Bandar bin Khalid bin Fahd at a function held in Riyadh recently and took the opportunity to promote tourism in the Himalayan Kingdom.

Prince Bandar, who scaled Mt. Everest on May 19, 2012, praised the natural beauty of Nepal and thanked the people of Nepal for making his mountaineering experience successful. He screened a video of his climbing Mt. Everest and explained how he succeeded in climbing the highest mountain in the world within a short span of time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nepalese singer Astha Tamang competing for Grammy Awards winner’s Album

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 2, 2014

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Astha Tamang-Maskey has been selected for the top 20 covers of John Legend’s “All of me”. She made it to be in top 20 on Round 1 last week, out of 25 in total. Now she is competing on Round 2.

John Legend, 9 Grammy Awards winner, launched a competition last week in a bid to find a best artist to include in his album. The winner will also can participate in live concerts with John Legend. Read the rest of this entry »

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14-Year-Old Could Save Government Nearly $400 Million Dollars (Videos)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 2, 2014

By  | The Good News

It took a ninth-grader to come up with a simple solution that could save the U.S government $400 million annually, and it all revolves around the type of font used on paperwork.

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Suvir Mirchandani, a 14-year-old who lives just outside of Pittsburgh, began researching the general cost of ink and printing when as part of a science project he was in the sixth grade at Dorseyville Middle School, and determined that his local school system could save $21,000 a year if it switched from a font like Times New Roman to one with narrower strokes like Garamond.

He used a computer software program to calculate the difference, and published his results in the Journal of Emerging Investigators. Shortly thereafter, he was asked by the Journal to calculate potential savings if the federal government similarly switched fonts.

That total came to about $370 million. Read the rest of this entry »

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लोक दोहोरी गायिका मञ्जु महतको निधन (फोटो र भिडिओ )

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 30, 2014

१५ चैत, काठमाडौं । सवारी दुर्घटनामा परि गम्भीर घाइते भएकी चर्तिक लोक तथा दोहोरी गायिका मञ्जु महतको निधन भएको छ । ग्राण्डी अस्पतालले शनिबार अपराहृन

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महतको निधन भएको घोषणा गरेको हो । महत बिहीबार काठमाडौंको गोल्कोपाखामा सवारी दुर्घटनामा परेकी थिइन् । स्कुटर चलाइरहेका उनलाई दुई बटा माइक्रोबसले बिचमा चेपेका थिए । लगतै उनलाई मनमोहन मेमोरियल अस्पताल लगेपनि उपचार हुन नसकेपछि शिक्षण अस्पताल लगिएको थियो । त्यहाँबाट ग्राण्डी रिफल भएको थियो । महतले पशुपति शर्मासँग मिलेर गाएको राष्ट्रियताको भावनाले ओतप्रोत स्रोह दुना आठ बोलको गीत अहिले निकै चर्चामा छ । लोक तथा दोहोरी गीत पछिल्लो समयमा नेपाली कला, संस्कृति जोगाउन तथा सामाजिक बिसंगतिप्रति प्रहार गर्ने र राष्ट्रियताको भावना जगाउने महत्वपूर्ण साधनको रुपमा बिकास भएको छ । उहाँको आत्माको चिर शान्तिको कामना !!! एक पटक फेरि हेर्नुहोश भिडियो

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स्वीडेनमा भएका गलत जानकारीका पाठ्यपुस्तक सच्याउन पहल सुरु

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 29, 2014

दामोदरप्रसाद आचार्य

ब्रसेल्स । युरोपेली मुलुक स्वीडेनमा भगवान गौतम बुद्धको जन्मस्थल लुम्बिनी, नेपालमा भएको तथ्य विपरित गलत जानकारी भएका पाठ्य पुस्तक सच्याउन लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस विश्व अभियानको तर्फबाट कुटनीतिक प्रयासको लागि ब्रुस्सेल्सस्थित नेपाली राजदुतावासको कार्यकक्षमा एक औपचारिक कार्यक्रमबाट त्यसको सुरुवात भएको छ ।brasels

नेपालको तर्फबाट युरोपेली संघका लागि महामहिम राजदूत राममणि पोखरेलको कार्यकक्षमा अभियानका युरोप सल्लाहकार दामोदरप्रसाद आचार्य, अभियानका बेल्जियम राष्ट्रिय संयोजक सन्तोष न्यौपाने तथा साहित्यकार तथा अभियानका बेल्जियम सदस्य बिमल गिरी सहितको ३ सदस्यीय प्रतिनिधिमण्डलले राजदूत पोखरेल समक्ष गौतमबुद्धको जन्म नेपालमा नभएर भारतमा भएको भनिएका त्यस्ता पाठ्यपुस्तकहरुलाई सच्याउन तथा कोर्सबुकबाट हटाउन स्विडेन सरकारलाई अनुरोध गर्न चाहिने आवश्यक सबुध प्रमाणहरु प्रदान गर्दै आवश्यक कुटनीतिक प्रयासको लागि हार्दिक अनुरोध गर्यो । Read the rest of this entry »

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Pakistani actress Meera faces arrest over leaked sex video

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 28, 2014


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A Pakistani court on Tuesday issued arrest warrants against film actress Meera and her husband, and directed the police to produce them in court on April 2 in connection with their alleged sex video, which has leaked online.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Safdar Bhatti issued the order on a petition, which accused Meera and her husband Captain Navid Shahzad of committing a sin by filming their sexual act.
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