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12-Year-Old Girl Steers to Safety After Grandpa Dies While Driving

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 31, 2012

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Without so much as a driver’s license — or even a foot on the gas pedal — 12-year-old Miranda Bowman managed to drive off the road to safety after her grandfather died behind the wheel. Driving on a rural road in Burlington Township, N.J., last Tuesday, Paul Parker suffered what seemed to be heart failure.

According to family members, Bowman’s 63-year-old grandfather had been suffering from a heart condition. Bowman told reporters that her grandfather said he wasn’t feeling well: “[He] told me to just keep talking to him. Then he said he was scared, closed his eyes, and put his head on the glass. That’s when I knew he was dead.”

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Parker died with his foot still on the accelerator, causing the vehicle to speed up, quickly reaching 80 mph. In the intensity of the moment, Bowman struggled to unlock her cell phone to dial 911 and putting her foot on the brake couldn’t cancel out her grandfather’s heavy foot on the accelerator. She decided to grab the wheel herself and swerve off the road, aiming for bushes and trees, which she thought might safely stop the car. She modeled this attempt after what she had seen on TV, she told the Burlington County Times. According to the paper, after Bowman safely got out of the car she was “crying hysterically, barely able to breathe or recall what had just happened.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Bite the Bullet

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 31, 2012

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WASHINGTON — White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday that President Barack Obama will “evaluate” new legislation that effectively bans online sales of gun ammunition, but he wouldn’t say whether the president could support it.

During the daily White House briefing, Earnest told The Huffington Post that he didn’t know if Obama had seen the bill filed Monday by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.). The measure would significantly curb the ability of people to anonymously buy unlimited amounts of ammunition via the Internet or other types of mail orders. It would also require ammunition dealers to report bulk sales of bullets to law enforcement.

Their proposal comes just weeks after the shooting massacre in Aurora, Colo. that left 12 dead and dozens more injured. The gunman had purchased more than 6,000 rounds of ammunition anonymously on the Internet shortly before going on his killing spree. The incident has revived calls for some kind of action on gun control, particularly given that nothing changed after the January 2011 shootings that killed six and injured former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), but neither Congress nor Obama has signaled a willingness to advance new gun safety legislation. Read the rest of this entry »

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London Olympic 2012 Medal Count Latest Update

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 31, 2012

 

Medal count

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 9 5 3 17
2 5 7 5 17
3 3 1 3 7
4 3 0 1 4
5 2 4 2 8
6 2 2 2 6
7 2 0 3 5
8 2 0 0 2
9 1 4 6 11
10 1 2 1 4
11 1 2 0 3
12 1 1 1 3
12 1 1 1 3
14 1 1 0 2
15 1 0 2 3
16 1 0 0 1
16 1 0 0 1
16 1 0 0 1
19 0 2 0 2
20 0 1 2 3
21 0 1 0 1
21 0 1 0 1
21 0 1 0 1
21 0 1 0 1
21 0 1 0 1
21 0 1 0 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1

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Will the “God Particle” Replace God?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 30, 2012

By Deepak Chopra

If you went to church in the 18th century, you would have heard God described as a celestial clockmaker who had wound up the universe and left it to run itself. Today, the wind-up is the Big Bang and the clock’s parts are subatomic particles. But the problem of creating matter out of emptiness remains the same.

How does matter form from the immaterial? What gives particles their mass, and how do they stick together? The physicists at the CERN facility in Europe are busy using the massive multibillion-dollar Large Hadron Collider to try to answer those questions by hunting for the elusive Higgs boson, the so-called “God particle.”

The search takes place between the visible and the invisible. The hypothetical Higgs boson is a virtual particle, which means it can be coaxed to enter spacetime for the tiniest flash of a millisecond. It operates at the Planck scale, which is millions of times smaller than the nucleus of an atom. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sherlyn Chopra, Bollywood Actress, To Be Playboy’s 1st Indian Model (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 30, 2012

Sherlyn Chopra, a Bollywood film actor, will become the first woman from India to strip naked in Playboy.

The 28-year-old knockout wrote to the magazine and suggested the idea herself, the BBC reported. They got back to her within a few days to accept.

Fans will have to wait till the November issue circulates to get a glimpse of Chopra. A press conference earlier this week heralded the addition of a “Bollywood goddess” to the pantheon of beauties who’ve appeared on the pages of Hugh Hefner’s magazine. Read the rest of this entry »

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U.S. Iran Attack Plans Shown To Israel: Report

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 30, 2012

Us Iran Attack Plans

AMY TEIBEL     AP

 JERUSALEM — An Israeli newspaper reported Sunday that the Obama administration’s top security official has briefed Israel on U.S. plans for a possible attack on Iran, seeking to reassure it that Washington is prepared to act militarily should diplomacy and sanctions fail to pressure Tehran to abandon its nuclear enrichment program.

A senior Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss confidential talks, said the article in the Haaretz daily was incorrect.

Haaretz said National Security Adviser Tom Donilon laid out the plans before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a dinner at a visit to Israel earlier this month. It cited an unidentified senior American official as the source of its report, which came out as presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was telling Israel he would back an Israeli military strike against Iran.

The American official also said Donilon shared information on U.S. weapons that could be used for such an attack, and on the U.S. military’s ability to reach Iranian nuclear facilities buried deep underground, the newspaper said. It cited another U.S. official involved in the talks with Israel as concluding that “the time for a military operation against Iran has not yet come.” Read the rest of this entry »

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UFO Over Olympics Opening Ceremony: A Classic Flying Saucer [VIDEO]

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 30, 2012

alk about an uninvited guest at the Olympics.

Friday night’s spectacular pyrotechnics display of the most watched opening ceremony in summer Olympics history attracted more than the eyes of over 40 million people. A clearly seen unidentified flying object was videotaped making its way over London’s Olympic stadium, reports Examiner.com.

The disc-shaped object is first seen entering the upper left portion of the video as the fireworks erupt over the stadium. The UFO — which appears to have a dome or bulge rising from its center — moves slowly across the sky as if deliberately observing the light-show spectacle below it.

While NBC Olympics — a division of NBC Sports — has chosen Goodyear blimps for all of its 2012 Olympics aerial coverage, the strange-looking object that appeared over the opening ceremonies doesn’t appear to be a blimp.

On an evening that included an apparent Queen Elizabeth and 007 agent James Bond parachuting out of a helicopter into the Olympics stadium, most people probably wouldn’t have been surprised if a staged UFO was also on the entertainment menu, just two weeks after the U.K. released its most recent batch of UFO documents. Read the rest of this entry »

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China’s Economic Slowdown: Why Stimulus Is a Bad Idea

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 30, 2012

What Beijing needs to spur growth is not greater spending or easy money, but fundamental reform
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A flour vendor naps as he waits for customers in front of his stall at a wholesale market in Beijing on May 11, 2012

Anyone who thought China was impervious to either the perilous state of the global recovery or the laws of basic economics should take a look at the data streaming out of the country in recent months. GDP growth in the second  quarter slipped to 7.6%, the slowest clip in three years. Manufacturing output and exports have been weak and the property sector has stalled. The IMF recently lowered its forecast for China’s growth in 2012 to 8% — which would be the economy’s worst performance since 1999. And with the sagging data have come louder and louder cries for greater government stimulus to pump up growth, as Beijing’s policymakers did successfully after the 2008 financial crisis. “There’s lots more the government can do to ratchet things up,” HSBC said in a recent report.

That’s exactly what China doesn’t need, however. Government policies to greatly boost growth will only exacerbate the percolating dangers within the Chinese economy — dangers that could even result in an economic crisis. Instead, the current slowdown shows how badly China needs a new growth model, and the reform necessary to build one.

(MORE: Why China Should Slow Down)

For several years now, economists have been warning that China’s growth is unbalanced and, therefore, unsustainable. The economy is too dependent on investment and exports to drive growth, they argue, and to fix that problem, Beijing has to do more to encourage domestic consumption as another pillar of development. Not much has really been done to “rebalance” the economy, however, and sometimes it seemed that didn’t much matter. As the economists babbled, the economy continued to grow. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘Scientists understand only 4% of universe’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 30, 2012

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Did God Discover the God Particle?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 30, 2012

By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D., Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, and Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics, Chapman University

The possible discovery of the Higgs boson would not have been splashed across every major media if the tag “God particle” weren’t attached to it. Physicists hate the term, but they love the publicity. There are huge government grants at stake as well as the prestige of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland. After you read the headline, however, there’s little doubt that a general reader cannot actually grasp what a Higgs boson is (or a large hadron accelerator, either).

If you watch enough PBS programs and listen to a few physicists, some clarity emerges that a non-physicist can understand. The Higgs boson discovery adds validation to a mathematical model of force fields in the universe. It attaches a real particle to an expectation, the expectation that buried inside force fields was the key to why subatomic particles have mass. Mass would be acquired as a particle meets with resistance when it moves through the vacuum of space, a kind of “molasses” that slows it down.

This molasses is very elusive. It took many billions of colliding protons in the huge CERN accelerator, backed up by 100,000 computers around the world, to analyze the data before the discovery seemed real. Even then, most physicists are guarded about whether this new particle actually is a Higgs boson. They are equally guarded about whether its properties will uphold the Standard Model of force fields or in fact create more problems. Read the rest of this entry »

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Richard Muller: ‘Humans Are Almost Entirely The Cause’ Of Climate Change

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 30, 2012

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Richard Muller Climate Change

“Humans are almost entirely the cause” of climate change, according to a scientistwho once doubted that global warming even existed.

Last year, Richard Muller walked backyears of climate change skepticism in light of new research. But Sunday’s comments go one step further.

Muller wrote in an NYT op-ed that after exhaustive research, he believes that an increase of greenhouse gases can be closely linked to the rise in the earth’s temperature. He explains:

Our results show that the average temperature of the earth’s land has risen by two and a half degrees Fahrenheit over the past 250 years, including an increase of one and a half degrees over the most recent 50 years. Moreover, it appears likely that essentially all of this increase results from the human emission of greenhouse gases

However, Muller said that he did not believe that the recent heat waves or Hurricane Katrina were caused by global warming. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mitt Romney: Iran Strike ‘On The Table’ If I Were President

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 30, 2012

JERUSALEM — Standing on Israeli soil, U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday declared Jerusalem to be the capital of the Jewish state and said the United States has “a solemn duty and a moral imperative” to block Iran from achieving nuclear weapons capability.

“Make no mistake, the ayatollahs in Iran are testing our moral defenses. They want to know who will object and who will look the other way,” he said. “We will not look away nor will our country ever look away from our passion and commitment to Israel.”

The presidential election hovered over the speech. The Old City formed a made-for-television backdrop behind Romney, while some of his campaign donors listened in the audience.

Romney’s declaration that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital was matter-of-fact and in keeping with claims made by Israeli governments for decades, even though the United States, like other nations, maintains its embassy in Tel Aviv. Read the rest of this entry »

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Olympic 2012 Medal count

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 30, 2012

Stunning photo of the day

Medal count

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 6 4 2 12
2 3 5 3 11
3 2 3 2 7
4 2 1 2 5
5 2 1 1 4
6 2 0 1 3
7 2 0 0 2
8 1 1 1 3
8 1 1 1 3
8 1 1 1 3
11 1 1 0 2
12 1 0 3 4
13 1 0 0 1
13 1 0 0 1
15 0 2 3 5
16 0 1 1 2
17 0 1 0 1
17 0 1 0 1
17 0 1 0 1
17 0 1 0 1
17 0 1 0 1
22 0 0 1 1
22 0 0 1 1
22 0 0 1 1
22 0 0 1 1
22 0 0 1 1
22 0 0 1 1
22 0 0 1 1
22 0 0 1 1
22 0 0 1 1

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We Are All Meditators (Or at Least We Should Be)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 29, 2012

By Deepak Chopra

Today is a special day. Almost 30 years ago to the day, I formally learned to meditate in Cambridge, Mass. I had tried meditation before growing up in India, been preached its many benefits by my dutiful mother, even studied some of the early scientific research around it in medical school, but it wasn’t until years later when I was stressed-out physician, often abusing alcohol and cigarettes, that on a recommendation from a friend I turned to meditation as a tool for reducing my stress load.

My life has never been the same. And so today in many ways is a celebration of my discovery of meditation. And here are the three things I am doing in observance of that celebration:

1. The Chopra Center, which I founded over 15 years ago, is launching the 21-Day Meditation Challenge, which invites you to participate along with me in a free daily meditation program. The challenge will make meditation a part of your daily routine, and may be the fastest way to reap the many physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual benefits of its practice. For both beginners and longtime practitioners of meditation, the challenge promises to deepen your experience, expose you to different types of meditation, and open you to a community of others who share your interest in meditation.

2. “The Meditator” — a playful, guided daily meditation launches on my new YouTube Channel, The Chopra Well. Every day, “The Meditator” will enable you to join along for a short guided meditation situated somewhere in the world. The show is meant to be a primer, offering those who have never meditated before a very easy way into the practice, and those that already are experienced meditators a fun way to share meditation with their friends. Read the rest of this entry »

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All About Olympic 2012

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 28, 2012

TOP MEDAL WINNERS
1 China 1 0 1
2 Poland 0 1 0
United States 0 0 0
Russia 0 0 0
Great Britain 0 0 0
Australia 0 0 0
Yi Siling - First Gold medal winner in 2012 Olympic

   Yi Siling – First Gold medal winner in 2012 Olympic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LATEST RESULTS
Shooting – 10m Air Rifle Women

China – Yi Siling

Poland – Sylwia Bogacka

China – Dan Yu

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