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Spece Record Break: Soyuz Spacecraft Docks In Record Time With ISS

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 29, 2013

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Soyuz Spacecraft

MOSCOW — A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts successfully docked Friday with the International Space Station, bringing the size of the crew at the orbiting lab to six. Read the rest of this entry »

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Vote to promote Nepal as the country of the Buddha and the Mt. Everest

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 28, 2013

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Dear friends,

Including this blog 1122 blogs are entered into the Best Australian Blogs 2013 Competition and now this is the time for People’s Choice Award, so now this is your time to vote! It will take you less than a minute and would earn you MASSIVE brownie points and actual brownies if you’d like! This is another small attempt to promote Nepal as the country of the Buddha and the Mt. Everest.

Process to vote:

  1. Please click here
  2. Select this blog. For this click “VOTE HERE” button. This blog is listed as Nepal – the country of the Buddha and the Mt. Everest on the (almost) bottom of the third page, and then you just need to include your details and done! It’s open until the 30th of April, but why not to do right now? Continue to press Next until you press Done

 Or directly you can click here select this blog. It’s listed as Nepal – the country of the Buddha and the Mt. Everest . 

I would like to thank you all for your time and contribution in this mission!!!

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‘Spamhaus mafia tactics – main threat to Internet freedom’: CyberBunker explains largest cyber-attack

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 28, 2013

Spamhaus is a major censorship organization only pretending to fight spam, a CyberBunker spokesman said in an RT exclusive. Sven Olaf Kamphuis claimed that as a constant bully of Internet service providers Spamhaus has only itself to blame for the attack.

In a Skype interview with RT, Kamphuis denied that CyberBunker was the organization behind the historical attack, pointing the finger at a large collective of internet providers around the globe called Stophaus.com.

Spamhaus has blackmailed a number of internet service providers and carriers into disconnecting clients without court orders or any legal process, Kamphuis says. Basically, he accuses them of claiming people are spammers when they are not.

“They do it on a regular basis,” Kamphuis said. “If people do not comply with their demands they just list the entire internet provider.”

Kamphuis claims they use “mafia tactics” and have a list of internet users that they do not like, which features a lot of users from China and Russia because they allegedly believe that a lot of spammers and criminals in these two countries use the internet to facilitate crime.

Spamhaus first reported massive DDoS attacks on March 20. At one point Spamhaus servers were flooded with 300 billion bits per second (300Gbps) of data, making it the largest registered attack of this kind in the history of the internet, according to Kaspersky anti-virus giant’s experts.

Image from cyberbunker.com
Image from cyberbunker.com

“The data flow generated by such an attack may affect intermediate network nodes when it passes them, thus impeding operations of normal web services that have no relation to Spamhaus or CyberBunker,”corporate communications manager at Kaspersky, Yuliya Krivosheina, wrote in a statement for RT.“Therefore, such DDoS attack may affect regular users as well, with network slowdown or total unavailability of certain web resources being typical symptoms.” Read the rest of this entry »

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World’s Largest Project: South Valley Development

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 28, 2013

South Valley Development Project - Toshka, Egypt1Engineering News-Record, a sister publication to Architectural Record, has released its list of the 10 largest construction projects around the globe. The projects range in scope and purpose, from creating a vacation hot spot in the Persian Gulf to diverting water to quench North China’s thirst

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Malala Yousafzai sells life story for a reported £2m

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 28, 2013

‘I am Malala’ will be published in the autumn and will tell the story of Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by Taliban gunmen

Malala Yousafzai said: 'I hope this book will reach people around the world, so they realise how difficult it is for some children to get access to education.' Photograph: Liz Cave/Getty

Malala Yousafzai said: ‘I hope this book will reach people around the world, so they realise how difficult it is for some children to get access to education.’ Photograph: Liz Cave/Getty

The life story of a 15-year Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban will be published later this year, in a deal reported to be worth around £2m.

“I am Malala” will be published in the autumn and will tell the story ofMalala Yousafzai, who was shot by Taliban gunmen after she became an advocate for woman’s education in the Swat Valley. She now attends a school in Birmingham.

Yousafzai said: “I hope this book will reach people around the world, so they realise how difficult it is for some children to get access to education.

“I want to tell my story, but it will also be the story of 61m children who can’t get education. I want it to be part of the campaign to give every boy and girl the right to go to school. It is their basic right.”

The book, which will be published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson in the UK and Commonwealth and by Little, Brown in the rest of the world, is the latest stage of Yousafzai’s public life which almost ended in tragedy.

Yousafzai began writing a blog on the BBC Urdu service under a pseudonym about life in the Swat Valley in 2009. The Taliban were expanding their influence and at times banned girls from going to school and the Pakistani army fought to re-establish control.

Her real identity became known and she frequently appeared in Pakistani and international media advocating for the right of girls to go to school. In October 2011, Archbishop Desmond Tutu nominated her for the International Children’s Peace Prize and in December 2011 she was awarded Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize.

In October last year, gunmen boarded a school bus and asked: “Which one of you is Malala? Speak up, otherwise I will shoot you all”. When she was identified, a gunman shot her in the head and the bullet passed through her head, neck and embedded itself in her shoulder. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Film to be watched: KATHMANDU A mirror in the sky Full movie 2012

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 28, 2013

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Why the Universe Is Our Home: It’s Not a Coincidence (Part 2)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 27, 2013

By Deepak Chopra, Co-author, ‘Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being’; founder, The Chopra Foundation

Deepak-chopraAt the human level everyone would like to feel that life has meaning, which implies that the setting for life — the universe at large — isn’t a cold void ruled by random chance.  There is a huge gap here, and for the past century science hasn’t budged from its grandest assumption, that creation is ruled by random events. There was good reason for this adamant position. The mathematics of modern physics is a marvel of precision and accuracy.  No guiding hand, creator, higher intelligence or deity was needed as long as the equations worked.

Now there is a crack in the theory, tiny at first but opening into a fissure, that casts doubt on how science observes the universe. The fault isn’t that the mathematics was wobbly and loose. Quite the opposite.  The universe is too finely tuned to fit the random model.  God isn’t going to leap into the breach, although religion has reason to feel better about not accepting the so-called “accidental universe.”  The real fascination lies in how to match reality “out there” with the potentiality of the human mind.  Both are up for grabs.

In the modern era, Sir Arthur Eddington and especially Paul Dirac first noticed that certain “coincidences” in dimensionless ratios can be found. These ratios link microscopic with macroscopic quantities. For example, the ratio of the electric force to gravitational force (presumably a constant), is a large number (about 1040), while the ratio of the observable size of the universe (which is presumably changing) to the size of an elementary particle is also a large number, surprisingly close to the first number (also about 1040).   It is hard to imagine that two very large and unrelated numbers would turn out to be so close to each other.  Why are they? (For earlier examples of fine tuning, please see our first post, which gives some general background as well.)

Dirac argued that these fundamental numbers must be related. The essential problem is that the size of the universe is changing as the cosmos expands, while the first relationship is presumably constant, given that it involves only two supposed “constants.” Why should two very large numbers, one variable and the other not variable, be so close to each other?  (It’s like seeing a person’s vocal chords vibrating in all kinds of ways and yet discovering that each word he speaks is exactly half a second apart — even this image is a simplification compared to the actual problem, which spans similar ratios in terms of light years and time in the trillionth of a second.) Read the rest of this entry »

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The Conscious Lifestyle: How a Leader Should View Power

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 26, 2013

By Deepak Chopra

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(In this series of posts we’re discussing the qualities of leadership using the acronym L-E-A-D-E-R-S. The fifth letter, “E,” stands for empowerment.)

Power is so tempting and so controversial, connected at its worst with corruption and runaway ego, that I’d like to state some general principles first as they pertain to a conscious leader.

Empowerment is the fruit of successful action. Doing and power go together, since without the power to sustain your vision through difficulties and resistance, your vision will wither away. This isn’t ego empowerment, which is driven by the demands of I, me, and mine: – as a successful leader, you are empowering others at the same time as you empower yourself.

The belief that power isn’t compatible with ethics, morality, and spirituality is misguided. At the deepest source of consciousness, there is a field of infinite possibilities. Packaged with every possibility is the path to achievement. Both unfold from the same place at the same time. Your power is validated by how smoothly you can manifest your goal, with minimal resistance, struggle, and opposition. Read the rest of this entry »

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साहित्यकार सानु घिमिरेको पहिलो कृति ” ग्रहण ” को बिमोचन

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 25, 2013

Book Release

बिगत चार बर्षदेखि अस्ट्रेलियामा बसोबास गरिरहेकी साहित्यकार सानु घिमिरेको पहिलो कृति “ग्रहण” कविता संग्रहको लोकार्पण  गरिएको छ । अन्तरास्ट्रिय नेपाली साहित्य समाज (अनेसास), एनएसडब्ल्यु, अस्ट्रेलियाले सिड्नम टाउन हल, सिड्नीमा यही मार्च २३ तारिख शनिबारका दिन आयोजना गरेको अस्ट्रेलियाव्यापी तेश्रो कविता महोत्सवमा न्यू साउथ वेल्स अस्ट्रेलियाका अबैतनिक महावाणिज्यदूत महामहिम दिपक खड्का, एनआरएन आइसीसीका सल्लाहकार इन्द्रा बन, साहित्यकारत्रय नवराज कार्की, वेद कुमारी नेउपाने र श्री भक्त अच्युत वाग्लेले संयुक्त रुपमा सो कृतिको बिमोचन गर्नु भएको थियो ।

Poet with her book

३४ वटा कविता रहेको यो संग्रहमा घिमिरेले माया, प्रेम, वात्सल्यदेखि रास्ट्रप्रेम, दर्शन र अध्यात्मसम्मलाई आफ्ना कविताहरुमा व्यक्त गरेकी छिन् । Read the rest of this entry »

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IS NRNA BEING “PENNY WISE AND POUND FOOLISH?”

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 23, 2013

nrnAn election for NRN Australia 2013-15 term is approaching. I witnessed some of our local NRNA advocates pull their fingers out to campaign for arguably the only umbrella organisation of Nepalese around the world, Non Residential Nepalese Association (NRNA). As a curious mind, it made me want to know a little more into depth about this ‘glorious’ organisation. We are all too familiar with the widespread pessimism and disappointments towards the similar natured organisations that claim to be the trusted one. Nevertheless, seeing much ado about NRN lately, I spared my precious time and energy to knowledge myself about this so called mother entity of all the local Nepalese community organisations globally. Not knowing where I would end up in this process, one thing that I wanted to make sure was not to have any pre-notion that would influence my discovery.

Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) is an organisation established on 11 October 2003 with the purpose of uniting and binding the Nepali Diaspora under one roof. To protect and promote their interest and utilize their potentials and resources for the welfare of Nepal, to act as a catalyst in attracting and facilitating foreign investment, to organise global and regional conferences and interaction programs for its stakeholders and promoting Nepal’s potential as a tourist destination are some of the key points stipulated in NRN’s manifesto. To achieve these objectives an association shall conduct the required activities within and beyond the border.

I could not falter NRN’s motto and the whole concept behind the formation. Especially when the underlying national interests that can only be fulfilled by the direct involvement of Nepalese Diasporas are not hidden from us, an organisation of this sort to come into existence was nothing but an imploration of time. The government of Nepal has also given legal status to this formidable force of NRNA by promulgating Non-Resident Nepalese act 2064 according to which Nepalese citizens living outside South Asian Association for regional Cooperation (SAARC) member countries are classified as NRN. Simply, people of Nepalese origin holding foreign nationality other than SAARC nations are categorized as NRNs.
Strangely enough, I fall into the category of NRN is the fact that I thought a little about till today. Having lived in Melbourne, Australia for longer than half a decade automatically makes me a NRN despite of my carelessness to take a membership just as yet. Since I was suggested to come on board by one of my mate who also happens to be an active NRN member locally, I preferred to reflect back on my experiences surrounding all the community organisations including NRNA. Personally, taking a membership was not an issue at all. It would rather give me a sense of responsibility towards my homeland irrespective of where I may have been living but it was purely about making an informed decision. Read the rest of this entry »

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Global Zero: This is how we’ll get President Obama’s attention

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 23, 2013

Dear friends,

Thanks to you, R.E.M., Pearl Jam and major organizations like MoveOn.org have jumped on board to support Global Zero, and the media is buzzing about our biggest campaign ever to set the world’s course to zero. But we need you to build on this momentum if we’re going to get President Obama’s attention.

Earlier this month, we sent you an incredible video that shows how this unstoppable global movement can bring about the end of nuclear weapons. More than 50,000 people have already watched it. We know that the more people who see it, the more likely it is to get in front of President Obama — so this week let’s double that number. Have you shared it with friends and family yet?

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The White House: Who deserves the Citizens Medal?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 23, 2013

Each year President Obama honors a handful of extraordinary Americans with the Citizens Medal, one of our nation’s highest civilian honors. The Citizens Medal recognizes Americans for exemplary deeds of service outside of their regular jobs — people who feed the needy, who take care of our veterans, or who support our children.

Is there someone in your life who deserves to be recognized by President Obama?

There are 9 days left before we close nominations on the 2013 Citizens Medal. Complete this easy nomination process before the public submission period closes:

Will you nominate a hero in your community?

Submit a nomination

Last year, people like you nominated over six thousand Americans from across the country and staff at the White House reviewed every single submission. Here are just a few examples: Read the rest of this entry »

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Russian Leader Warns, “Get All Money Out Of Western Banks Now!”

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 23, 2013

mpc1A Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) “urgent bulletin” being sent to Embassies around the world today is advising both Russian citizens and companies to begin divesting their assets from Western banking and financial institutions “immediately” as Kremlin fears grow that both the European Union and United States are preparing for the largest theft of private wealth in modern history.

According to this “urgent bulletin,” this warning is being made at the behest of Prime Minister Medvedev who earlier today warned against the Western banking systems actions against EU Member Cyprus by stating:

“All possible mistakes that could be made have been made by them, the measure that was proposed is of a confiscation nature, and unprecedented in its character. I can’t compare it with anything but … decisions made by Soviet authorities … when they didn’t think much about the savings of their population. But we are living in the 21st century, under market economic conditions. Everybody has been insisting that ownership rights should be respected.”

Medvedev’s statements echo those of President Putin who, likewise, warned about the EU’s unprecedented private asset grab in Cyprus calling it “unjust, unprofessional, and dangerous.

In our 17 March report “Europe Recoils In Shock After Bankster Raid, US Warned Is Next” we noted how Russian entities have €23-31 billion ($30-$40) in cross-border loans to Cypriot companies tied to Moscow, and €9 billion ($12 billion) on deposit with Cypriot banks [as compared to the €127 billion ($166 billion) being kept in similar circumstances by 60 of the United States largest corporations in offshore accounts to avoid paying American taxes] which are in danger of being confiscated by EU banksters. Read the rest of this entry »

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Scientists call for development goals to protect Earth

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 23, 2013

Photo: dvidshub/FlickrDevelopment is also about making life possible for the coming generations

Photo: dvidshub/Flickr
Development is also about making life possible for the coming generations

JOHANNESBURG, 21 March 2013 (IRIN) – Development can no longer focus exclusively on improving people’s lives. Countries must now link poverty eradication to protection of the atmosphere, oceans and land, said a group of international scientists in a comment piece published today in the journal Nature. They propose six Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that do just that.

The UN has committed to developing a set of SDGs to build upon the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which come to an end in 2015. But the UN’s first meeting on defining the SDGs has just ended in New York, with countries still undecided on the way forward.

“It is not enough simply to extend MDGs, as some are suggesting, because humans are transforming the planet in ways that could undermine development gains,” write the 10 scientists in their article, Policy: Sustainable development goals for people and planet. The group is led by David Griggs, the director of the Monash Sustainability Institute in Australia and the former head of the scientific assessment unit of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).  Read the rest of this entry »

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The Spirit of Sisterhood

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 22, 2013

By Queen Rania of Jordon, Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Queen-RaniaThis post is part of the Global Mom Relay. Every time you share this blog, $5 will go to women and girls around the world. Scroll to the bottom to find out more.

Today is Mother’s Day across the Arab world, so this baton goes out to every Arab mom, grandmother, and guardian.

They are the selfless women who love their children in ways they never knew possible and sacrifice so much for their happiness. They are the tireless women who work so hard to give their children opportunities they never had and instill in them the confidence to try new pursuits. They are the compassionate women who teach their children values so that they grow up as kind and engaged citizens.

With this baton comes a message of gratitude and respect for all that they do, every day, to nurture a healthy, happy and creative generation of children. Especially now.

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Her Majesty Queen Rania visits school girls in Amman, Jordan

In the last few years, we’ve witnessed seismic shifts in the political, economic and social landscape of the Middle East and North Africa.

Through it all, Arab women did what women everywhere do best: they multi-tasked. They raised their voices and joined the call for reform; they cared for their families in testing circumstances and they opened their doors to those in need. Women helped men. Women helped women. And, as the dust settles in many countries, women are critical to the urgent process of rebuilding. Read the rest of this entry »

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