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‘Simon Cowell Is Single Again’, Says Pal Zeta Graff

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 29, 2012

Simon Cowell has ditched his fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy after she became “too needy”, according to one of the music mogul’s glamorous gal pals.

Speculation has been rife for months that all is not well between the talent show titan and the make-up artist, who he proposed to in 2010 after they met behind-the-scenes on American Idol.

The exotic beauty was noticeably missing from Simon’s harem when he holidayed with ex-girlfriends Sinitta and Jackie St Clair aboard his luxury yacht in January, when he was joined on the high-seas by 43-year-old Greek actress Zeta Graff.

Zeta, the ex-wife of diamond heir Francois Graff, has now revealed that Simon has given Mezhgan the heave-ho.

Speaking to The Mirror, she says: “Mezhgan was lovely but it was all too much for Simon. As soon as he hears the words ‘stability’ and ‘future’, I think it all became a bit too much. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Iceman cometh… from Corsica? New DNA profile reveals clues about frozen corpse Ötzi

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 29, 2012

The full genome of 5,300-year-old Ötzi the Iceman has been published revealing his eye colour, blood types and his nearest living relatives

 Ice to meet you: Ötzi was discovered frozen in the Italian Alps in 1991
Ice to meet you: Ötzi was discovered frozen in the Italian Alps in 1991
Reuters

Scientists studying the world’s most famous frozen corpse have discovered new clues about the 5,300-year-old man.

The frozen mummified body of Ötzi the Iceman was discovered in the Italian Alps in 1991 and scientists have spent more than twenty years studying his DNA.

Now Ötzi’s full genome has been sequenced and published in Nature Communications.

A statue representing an iceman named Oetzi, discovered on 1991 in the Italian Schnal Valley glacier, is displayed at the Archaeological Museum of Bolzano
Frozen in time: A statue depicts what Ötzi looked like 5,300 years ago
AFP

The new data has revealed that the Iceman had brown eyes, had type-O blood, was lactose intolerant and genetically predisposed to heart disease. Read the rest of this entry »

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Facebook Pages Now Get Timeline

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 29, 2012

Facebook Timeline for pages has just been released, bringing the new Timeline look to the brand and organisation pages you “like” on Facebook.

All pages will switch to the new design by March 30, whether or not brands optimise their profiles, and add a big header image.

Any Facebook change naturally brings out some love and hate. Some brands will love it, especially those who update their pages often. For others, it will show up how infrequently they update their page.

Facebook users took to Twitter to vent their spleen over the change, with feelings evenly split between love and hate.

Ian Schafer from Deep Focus told Mashable: “It’s an opportunity for brands to tell more engaging stories on Facebook than they can now,” Schafer said. “It puts them more in control of their content.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Buddhas Stolen From Belfast Museum

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 29, 2012


S/he loved Buddha, however, s/he does not follow Buddha message:

Two valuable Buddha statues have been stolen from museum in Belfast.

The raid, made by 3 men with a baseball bat, took place the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Cultra, near Belfast.

A museum spokesperson said one of the ornate statues was wooden and the other gilded metal. They date from the mid- to late 19th century, she added.

In a bid to get the pieces returned safely and prevent them being sold on by the thieves, police released images of the stolen artefacts. Read the rest of this entry »

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लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियान टोलीको लुम्बिनी क्षेत्र भ्रमण प्रतिबेदन

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 29, 2012

Posting the banner in Gate no 6 of Lumbini garden

Update on 1st of March, 2012

फाल्गुण १८ काठमाण्डौको गोकर्ण स्थित स्वर्ण शिक्षा इंगलिस स्कुल, गोकर्णेश्वर मा.वि., युथ भिजन सेकेण्डरी स्कुल सहयोगी उच्च मा.वि.मा खाजाको रकमबाट जनही १ रु को चन्दा संकलन कार्यक्रम सम्पन्न गरिएको छ। लुम्बिनीबाट शुरु गरिएको यस अभियानलाई राजधानीका अन्य विद्यालयमा समेत निरन्तरता दिइनेछ।

लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियानले करीब २ महिना अघिदेखि पत्रकार, शिक्षक, बिद्यार्थी, पर्यटन ब्यबसायी सहितको ३७ जनाको टोली लिएर आफ्नै खर्चमा बिभिन्न किसिमका कार्यक्रम गरी सरकारको लुम्बिनी भ्रमण वर्ष २०१२ लाई सघाउन लुम्बिनी कपिलवस्तु देवदह र राम ग्राम गएर प्रवद्धर्न कार्य गर्न जुटेको थियो । छोटो समयमा धेरै कार्यक्रम गर्ने अभिप्रायले टोलीलाई आबस्यक पर्ने गाडिको माग पर्यटन मन्त्रालय समक्ष राख्यो । त्यताबाट लुम्बिनी विकास कोषले सजिलो गाडि देला भन्ने संकेत भयो । तर त्यताबाट पनि गाडि उपलव्ध नहुने कुरा मन्त्रिबाटै ज्ञात भयो । यो अभियान लुम्बिनी भ्रमण वर्ष १२ लाई सघाउने हेतुसाथ आयोजना भएको थियो । यस सहयात्रामा सरकार साथ रहन सक्दैन भने पनि अभियान आफ्नै हिसाबमा सरकारलाई छाडेर अघि बढ्नेछ भनेर वृहत लुम्बिनी विकास राष्ट्रिय निर्देशकका संयोजक एबं पूर्व प्रधानमन्त्री प्रचन्डको प्रमुख आतिथ्यमा भएको तेस्रो लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवसको उद्घाटन सभामा डिसेम्बर १ को दिन नेपाल पर्यटन बोर्डको हलमा घोषणा गरिए अनुरुप साधनको कमीको कारण तयार भएर रहेका ३७ जनाबाट १५ जनाको टोली लिएर तीन दिनको कार्यक्रम बनाएर त्यसतर्फ लाग्यो । छोटो समयमा धेरै काम गर्न टोली ३ समूहमा विभाजित गरियो । समूह १ मा अभियानका नेपाल संयोजक लक्ष्मण पुरीको साथमा पत्रकार र पर्यटन सम्बद्ध ब्यक्तिहरु निलेश अधिकारी (पर्यटन दूत), प्रकाश पाठक, रुपक आचार्य, मीना पाण्डे, राजेश तिमिल्सिना र अरु २ जना हुनुहुन्थो । यो समूहको प्रमूख उद्देश्य थियो पत्रकार सम्मेलन र डकुमेन्ट्रीको लागि छायांकन । समूह २ मा अभियानका शिक्षक दुत श्री कुमार श्रेष्ठ र अभियानका तीन विद्यार्थीहरु दुतहरु किशोर कुइंकेल (स्काउट विद्यार्थी दूत), अल्फा श्रेष्ठ (पर्यावरण विद्यार्थी दूत) र कलेज स्टुडेन्ट अम्बेसडर सविता भट्ट हुनुहुन्थ्यो । प्रमूख उद्देश्य थियो स्थानीय स्कूल, स्काउट, तथा पर्यावरणसम्बद्ध सहकार्य गर्न व्यवस्थापन गर्ने । समूह ३ मा अभियानका बिस्व सल्लाहकार डा कबिताराम श्रेष्ठ, सारक सल्लाहकार केदार शाक्य र नेपाल सल्लाहकार गुह्यरत्न शाक्य हुनुहुन्थ्यो । प्रमूख उद्देश्य थियो पत्रकार सम्मेलन तथा संगठन विस्तार ।

फागुन ९ गते तीनै समूह तीनवटा बेग्ला बेग्लै गाडिमा प्रस्थान गर्‍यो । समूह १ बुटवल समूह २ देवदह र समूह ३ लुम्बिनीको लागि प्रस्थान गरयो ।

फागुन १० गते समूह ३ ले देवदहमा रामचन्द्र पौड्यालका संयोजकत्वमा अभियानको देवदह स्थानीय समिति गठन गर्यो । यस समितिमा संयोजक रामचन्द्र पाण्डे, र अन्य अभियन्ताहरुमा कृष्णप्रसाद भुसाल, कृष्णप्रसाद चापागाईँ, भरत तिवारी, लक्ष्मण पाण्डे, रिता पाण्डे, तुलसी पाण्डे, राधिका पाण्डे, भोजराज भण्डारी र अनिया चौधरी हुनुहुन्छ । टोलीले देवदहमा रामचन्द्र पाण्डे र साथीहरुद्वारा निर्मित मयादेबी मन्दिरको अवलोकन गर्‍यो । यस मन्दिरको लागि मूर्ति निर्माणदेखि मन्दिरको गजुर निर्माणसम्मको लागि स्रोत साधन जुटाउने काममा अभियानका सार्क सल्लाहकार केदार शाक्य र राष्ट्रिय सल्लाहकार गुह्यरत्न शाक्यको प्रारम्भदेखि नै अविछिन्न महत्त्वपूर्ण सहयोग भएको थियो र ४ लाख बराबरको मूर्ति र गजुर व्यवस्था भएको थियो । Read the rest of this entry »

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The World’s Most Powerful People

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 29, 2012

FORBES magazine declared 70 most powerful persons. Some interesting facts:

Only 6 females (in 4, 11, 16, 22, 39 and 64 positions)

6 persons from US (1, 8, 16, 17, 18 and 50 positions)

5 persons from China (3, 14, 15, 29 and 69 positions)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in 9th position

In India opposition leader Sonia Gandhi in 11th position and the Prime Minister Manamohan Singh in 19th position

Russian Prime Minister in 3rd position whereas President Dmitry Medvedev in 59th position

British Prime Minister David Cameroon just below Mark Zuckerberg (in 10th position)

Very interesting Sonia Gandhi seems more powerful than European Central Bank president, French President, Chinese Premier,  Hillary Clinton, Italian Prime Minister, Brazilian President etc

Rank Name/Title Organization Age
1 Barack Obama

Barack Obama

President

United States of America 50
2 Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

Prime Minister

Russia 59
3 Hu Jintao

Hu Jintao

President

People’s Republic of China 68
4 Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel

Chancellor

Germany 57
5 Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Co-Chair

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 56
6 Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud

Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud

King

Saudi Arabia 87
7 Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope

Roman Catholic Church 84
8 Ben Bernanke

Ben Bernanke

Chairman of the Federal Reserve

United States of America 57
9 Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

Founder

Facebook 27
10 David Cameron

David Cameron

Prime Minister

United Kingdom 45
11 Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi

President

Indian National Congress 64
12 Mario Draghi

Mario Draghi

President

European Central Bank 64
13 Nicolas Sarkozy

Nicolas Sarkozy

President

France 56
14 Wen Jiabao

Wen Jiabao

Premier

People’s Republic of China 69
15 Zhou Xiaochuan

Zhou Xiaochuan

Governor

People’s Bank of China 63
16 Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Secretary of State

United States of America 64

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Why Wedding Ring on 4th Finger

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 29, 2012

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Leap year and Financial Astrology

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 29, 2012

 Today, 29 February, We all are enjoying Leap year. Leap Year has been around since the days of Julius Caesar. It is necessary to make up for the fact that the Earth’s orbit takes a little longer than 365 days to travel around the sun. February 29 is added to the calendar every four years, except for century years not evenly divisible by 400. Usually a year has 365 days, a fact based on the time the Earth takes to complete one revolution around the Sun. However, the Earth actually takes 365.242222 days to revolve around the Sun, and if the difference of 0.242222 is not taken into consideration, every year we would lose almost six hours of the calendar that we follow. With every passing year, this difference would increase and in turn the calendar would drift from every event that it is supposed to track. When these annually extra six hours (one-fourth of a 24 hour day) are calculated the fourth year, they combine to make 1 extra day.  Hence, we have 29 days instead of 28 days in the month of February every four years to keep our calendar aligned with the Earth’s revolutions around the Sun. Therefore, a leap year consists of 366 days instead of the usual, common year, which has 365 days. Read the rest of this entry »

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Blog Subscribers

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 29, 2012

Thanks a lot for subscribing this blog.  Until now 52 friends have subscribed this blog:

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‘Anonymous’ Forces 40+ Child Pornography Sites Offline

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 29, 2012

REUTERS / STEFANO RELLANDINI

Anonymous has turned its attentions from corporations to pedophiles with the news that the hacktivist group has taken down multiple child pornography sites, including one of the largest known, with account details of its 1589 users being posted online as evidence.

The incident was just part of something Anonymous is calling “Operation Darknet,” a move by the group to eliminate child pornography on the Tor network. Tor, which was originally developed as a way of protecting government communications by the U.S. Navy, now describes itself as “a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet.” But the privacy and anonymity it offers has been abused by child pornographers, something that Anonymous aims to correct with its new campaign.

(MORE: Anonymous – People Who Mattered in 2011)

In its statement about the takedown, Anonymous says that the group “identified [hosting service] Freedom Hosting as the host of the largest collection of child pornography on the internet,” adding “By taking down Freedom Hosting, we are eliminating 40+ child pornography websites, among these is Lolita City, one of the largest child pornography websites to date containing more than 100GB of child pornography. We will continue to not only crash Freedom Hosting’s server, but any other server we find to contain, promote, or support child pornography.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Justin Bieber’s 18th Birthday: From ‘Baby’ To Man (PHOTOS & Video)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 29, 2012

Justin Bieber, the platinum-selling teen pop sensation, will celebrate his 18th birthday tomorrow, having achieved more in his childhood than most singers accomplish in a lifetime.

The Canadian star, who only started uploading videos of himself performing melodies in his bedroom five years ago, has so far released two number one albums, becoming the first artist to have seven songs from a debut album chart on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

He was barely into his teens when he was discovered via You Tube by talent agent Scooter Braun, who, impressed with what he saw, showed Bieber to Usher, along with Island Def Jam chairman LA Reid, who quickly signed the 15-year-old heartthrob to a recording contract.

Since then he’s racked up 57 music awards, including a Brit for Best International Breakthrough Act and four MTV European Music Awards. His 3D part-biopic, part-concert, film Never Say Nevergrossed $100 million globally, becoming a record-breaking Box Office hit, and according to Forbesthe cherubic crooner earned an estimated $53m last year.

Meanwhile, his second album My Life 2.0 quickly attained platinum status and his live shows around the world bring in $600,000 in gross ticket sales per night. Online, the music video for Bieber’s hit song Baby has been viewed a record 500m times on You Tube. Read the rest of this entry »

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देवकोटा र उनको अनुवाद

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 29, 2012

होमर श्रेष्ठ

देवकोटाबारे विमर्श:
विश्वसाहित्यलाई मुटु र मस्तकदेखि माया गर्ने र नेपाली साहित्यलाई आधुनिकीकरणको आकाशतर्फ उन्मुख गराउने हाम्रा मूर्धन्य कवि लक्ष्मीप्रसाद देवकोटा (वि.सं. १९६६—२०१६) अहिलेसम्म बाँचिरहेका भए यो साल लक्ष्मीपूजाको दिन सय वर्ष पूरा हुने थिए । उनी हिमालजस्तो उच्च र स्वच्छ साहित्यकार हुन्— स्वाधीनताको पूजारी ! तर हाम्रो साहित्यिक बजारमा अहिले स्वाधीनताको खडेरी परेको छ, पराधीनताले जरा हालेको छ र त्यो फर्सीको जराझैँ झाँगिदो छ । त्यसैले हामीलाई देवकोटाको अभिप्रेरणा अझै चाहिएको छ । देवकोटा निर्भय सत्य बोल्न सक्ने, निर्धक्क मुख खोल्न सक्ने र निसङ्कोच कलम चोब्न सक्ने हक्की, पक्कापक्की व्यक्तित्व थिए । अतः उनी नेपाली साहित्याकाशका चम्किला नक्षत्र हुन् । उनले नेपाली समाजको यथार्थ धरातलमा उभिएर ‘मुनामदन’जस्तो अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय स्तरको उम्दा गीतिनाटक सृजना गरे । उनले मान्छेको मुटु र मस्तक स्पर्श गर्ने ‘हुरीको गीत’ गुनगुनाए । उनले ‘झन्झाप्रति’ घोर स्वर उराले र ‘पागल’ बनी फतफताए:

…जब बाघले मृग खान आँटेको देख्छु, साथी !
या ठूलो माछाले सानो खान आँटेको देख्छु…
म वन खाने आगोझैँ बहुला हुन्छु !…

देवकोटा गतिशील कवि भएकाले र समयभन्दा द्रूत गतिमा दौडेकाले उनले गतिरोधको सामना गर्नुपरेको इतिहास सबैको सामु छर्लङ्ग छ । उनी माघको ठण्डीमा ताराको राप तापेर बस्छन्, दुनियाँ उनलाई तरङ्गी भन्छन् ! उनी एउटी सुन्दरीको केशमा तुषाराको छिर्का परेको देखेर रुन्छन्, मानिसहरू उनलाई छटाएको भन्छन् ! उनी वसन्तको पहिलो कोकिल नाचेको देख्छन्, जगत् उनलाई बहुला भन्छन् ! उनी एक दिन तुफानसँग गीत गाउन थाल्छन्, बज्रस्वाँठहरू उनलाई राँची पठाउँछन् ! वास्तवमा, वातुल को हो? Read the rest of this entry »

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Dad goes to jail for 4-year-old daughter’s drawing

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 28, 2012

Jessie Sansone was arrested at his daughter's school after the 4-year-old drew a picture of a gun (Peter Lee / Record staff)

Jessie Sansone was arrested at his daughter’s school after the 4-year-old drew a picture of a gun (Peter Lee / Record staff)

It was a kindergarten class piece of art that Jessie Sansone probably won’t want to hang on the refrigerator anytime soon.

After Jesse Sansone’s 4-year-old daughter drew a picture of a gun, cops handcuffed the clueless father and dragged him off to jail. It was there that the dad was stripped of his clothes and searched by the authorities. Sansone was never charged with a crime.

Sansone wasn’t expecting to be greeted by police when he went to pick up his three children from school last week. Faculty there had become concerned, however, after the man’s 4-year-old daughter drew an image last Wednesday that they thought warranted investigation. It was a picture of a man holding a gun, and when teachers asked the girl to explain it, she said it was a depiction of her father.

“He uses it to shoot bad guys and monsters,” teachers say the girl explained.

The father says he doesn’t own a gun. Nor does he kill monsters. Read the rest of this entry »

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Israel will strike Iran without warning US – intelligence source

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 28, 2012

An Israeli F-15 fighterjet (AFP Photo / Jack Guez)

An Israeli F-15 fighterjet (AFP Photo / Jack Guez) 

Israeli officials say if they decide to launch a pre-emptive attack on Iranian nuclear facilities, they will do so without the prior consent or knowledge of the US, according to an AP report citing leaked US intelligence.

The message was conveyed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak to a number of senior US officials visiting the country, the news agency said, citing a US intelligence source. The official spoke about the sensitive strategic negotiations on condition of anonymity. Both the US and Israel declined to make any official comment.

Tel Aviv insists its strategy is necessary in order to protect Washington from being blamed for failing to stop an Israeli attack, should it take place. But it may also signify Israeli frustration over America’s position on the conflict.

America has told its Middle Eastern ally that it will neither take military action against Iran nor back unilateral action on the part of Israel. Washington favors sanctions over brute force as a means to stop Iran’s controversial nuclear program. Read the rest of this entry »

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Einstein Was Right All Along: ‘Faster-Than-Light’ Neutrino Was Product of Error

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 28, 2012

A discovery that could have upended a century of physics research was caused by a loose cable. Phew.
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A woman passes behind layers of the world’s largest superconducting solenoid magnet (CMS), at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator near Geneva, Switzerland on March 22, 2007.

The universe as we know it was saved today. The instrument of its salvation, and that of the very edifice of physics itself? A fiber-optic cable in a GPS receiver at the European Center for Particle Physics (CERN) near Geneva.

The universe was first endangered back in September, when a group of CERN physicists fired a swarm of neutrinos — ghostly particles that don’t give a fig about objects in their path—through a mountain to a receiver beneath Italy’s Apennine Mountains, located 450 miles (724 km) away. Since the mountain might as well not have been there, the neutrinos should have moved at the speed of light the entire way — no slower, and definitely no faster, since, as Albert Einstein pointed out, nothing in the universe can do that.

(MORE: Was Einstein Wrong? A Faster-Than-Light Neutrino May Be Saying Yes)

But according to the Apennine receivers, the neutrinos did go faster — not by much, just by 60 nanoseconds, or .0025% of the time it would have taken a light beam to make the trip. But being a little faster than light is like being a little dead; even a tiny bit changes everything. In this case, what the experiment would have changed is the very foundation of Einstein’s special theory of relativity, which is itself the foundation of more than a century of physics, and fundamental to our entire understanding of the universe. So people were concerned. Read the rest of this entry »

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