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Lisa Wilkinson to reclaim the Natarsha Belling ‘penis jacket’ on Today

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 19, 2015

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Je suis Scanlan: Lisa Wilkinson wants TV hosts to wear the infamous 'penis jacket' on Thursday.

Je suis Scanlan: Lisa Wilkinson wants TV hosts to wear the infamous ‘penis jacket’ on Thursday.

Thought you had seen the last of the “penis jacket”? Think again, the Veronica Corningstone of Australian media, Lisa Wilkinson, has declared she will be flashing it on screen for Today viewers.

Wilkinson took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon to issue a rallying cry not seen since that fight scene in Anchorman 2 to her “TV host” counterparts, requesting them to not be shy about their sartorial choices on air. Even during family friendly breakfast television.

In a bid to reclaim the Nine exclusive, Wilkinson will wear the $550 crepe jacket with peplum hem and provocative neckline this morning.

But not every Tom, Dick and Harry in TV land has listened. So far only her public broadcasting comrades appear to have gotten the “On Thursdays we wear nutty blazers” obiter dictum.

ABC News 24 reporter Kirsten Aiken replied, “The memo” and retweeted Wilkinson’s wily request.

That escalated quickly: Ten's Natarsha Belling wearing the jacket over the weekend.© UNILAD That escalated quickly: Ten’s Natarsha Belling wearing the jacket over the weekend.

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Simana – The Axe Band

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 12, 2015

भारतले बन्द गराएकाे गीत

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10 Richest Women in Australia: Nepalese Jamuna Gurung ranked 8th

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 9, 2015

richwomen_620x348The BRW Rich Women list is dotted with household names, from Nicole Kidman to Michelle Bridges and Baker’s Delight to Boost Juice.

But few people have heard of the woman at the top – reclusive Vicky Teoh.

Teoh has been the richest self-made woman in Australia every year since the publication of the first Rich Women list in 2013. This year her personal fortune is estimated at $938 million.

Australia’s Richest self-made women (Net wealth $m)

Richest women

Teoh and her husband, David, emigrated from Malaysia in the 1980s and founded TPG Telecom. Teoh owns a big chunk of TPG shares in her own right and is also active in the family’s investments in start-ups such as online spectacles retailer Oscar Wylee. Read the rest of this entry »

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Happy International Women’s day 2015

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 6, 2015

For most of you this sort of wishes could be enough, however; millions and millions women from different parts of the world, this day could mean something more than this due to various functions and commitments for them from different leaders and activists. They work more than men, but they are exploited, abused and violated by men. Somewhere they cannot eat whenever they want – they need to wait until their husband and other male members in the family come and eat first. Even they have to suppress their feelings. They are like toys and machines for men. This is the real situation of millions and millions of women in different parts of the world.

History:

For more than a century, March 8th has been the day to commemorate and celebrate the fight of working class and revolutionary women for a better deal and a socialist society. Its origins are in the struggles for equal pay and decent conditions amongst women in the USA in the 19th century.

On March 8, 1857, garment workers in New York City marched and picketed, demanding improved working conditions, a ten hour day, and equal rights for women. Their ranks were broken up by the police. Fifty-one years later, March 8, 1908, their sisters in the needle trades in New York marched again, honouring the 1857 march, demanding the vote, and an end to sweatshops and child labour. The police were present on this occasion too.

A conference in 1910 of socialist women involved in the Second International, adopted a proposal of the German revolutionary fighter, Klara Zetkin, to establish an International Women’s Day. Russian women began to observe this on the last Sunday in February, according to the pre-revolutionary Julien calendar.

International-womens-day.gifIn 1917 this was the day the working women of Petrograd literally started a revolution. In protest at rising prices and food shortages, they filed into the centre of the city, calling on all  fellow workers to join them. This was actually March 8th according to the (Gregorian) calendar used elsewhere in the world.’Down with hunger!’ ‘Down with the war!’ Hunger was claiming the lives of thousands of children, along with those of older men and women, and the very sick and very poor. The First World War was claiming the lives of millions of farm labourers and workers at the front. The ‘February Revolution’ of 1917, which threw off the yoke of Csarism across the Russian Empire, was the precursor of the victorious socialist revolution of October in the same year.

Scenario in the 21st Century:

For most of you this sort of wishes could be enough, however; millions and millions women from different parts of the world, this day could mean something more than this due to various functions and commitments for them from different leaders and activists. They work more than men, but they are exploited, abused and violated by men. Somewhere they cannot eat whenever they want – they need to wait until their husband and other male members in the family come and eat first. Even they have to suppress their feelings. They are like toys and machines for men. This is the real situation of millions and millions of women in different parts of the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oscar Winners List For 2015

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 23, 2015

87th Annual Academy Awards - Show

“Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” won Best Picture at the 87th annual Academy Awards on Sunday, besting “American Sniper,” “Boyhood,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Selma,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash” for the honor.

Oscars 2015 predictions: space for Interstellar? - Telegraph

Oscars 2015 predictions: space for Interstellar? – Telegraph

“Birdman” won three other Oscars: Best Director for Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Best Cinematography for Emmanuel Lubezki (his second Oscars win in a row after last year’s “Gravity”) and Best Original Screenplay.

It wasn’t a total route for “Birdman”: star Michael Keaton lost Best Actor to Eddie Redmayne for “The Theory of Everything.”

The other acting awards went to Julianne Moore (Best Actress for “Still Alice”), J.K. Simmons (Best Supporting Actor for “Whiplash”) and Patricia Arquette (Best Supporting Actress for “Boyhood”).

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Bill Gates drinks water distilled from human faeces

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 16, 2015

Bill Gates has drunk a glass of water made from human faeces, to showcase technology he said could provide clean water in the developing world.

The Microsoft founder said he wanted to begin sending processing plants around the world after tests later this year.

The project was welcomed by WaterAid, which said that it could particularly help in urban areas.

According to the charity, some 748 million people worldwide lack clean drinking water.

In a video posted on his blog, Mr Gates watched as the human waste was fed into the processor, before drinking the end product from a glass. Read the rest of this entry »

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How a Nepali village girl became an ultramarathon champion via rebel army

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 9, 2015

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Rai

Running up Lantau Peak from sea level in less than 50 minutes is a tall order, but to the diminutive Mira Rai, it’s all relative. “Hong Kong is very modern, but the mountains are not very high,” says the 23-year-old Nepali, who was in the city last month to compete in the Vertical Kilometre race to the summit.

Rai claimed victory in the women’s category in a time of 48 minutes, 32 seconds. Two days later, she defended her MSIG Lantau 50 ultramarathon title, won two months earlier. This time she was defeated only by the world champion in the class, Stevie Kremer.

Rai’s sporting achievements have been sudden and impressive. She took part in her first ultramarathon in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, just last March, after being encouraged by a friend. She finished first and went on to win a second race in April. In September, she left Nepal for the first time to compete in two races in Italy. Against a global line-up of top long-distance runners, she was crowned champion in both events. Rai is now on track to become her country’s first professional female elite athlete in the fast-growing sport.

It’s been a meteoric rise for Rai, but equally remarkable is the path she took to get where she is today. It was a trajectory that began when she ran off to become a child soldier in Nepal’s Maoist rebel army.

Rai wields an assault rifle as a 15-year-old Maoist rebel in Nepal.

The second of five siblings from a poor village near the town of Bhojpur, eastern Nepal, Rai pined to free herself from the yoke of subsistence farming. “In the rainy season we could grow crops, but if the weather was not good it was hard to grow anything. It was a very difficult life,” she says through a translator.

So at the age of 14, when she heard of a possibility to change her circumstances, Rai packed her bag and told her parents she was going camping for a few weeks. Instead, she spent the next two years living in a bamboo fortress with up to 600 rebel recruits.

“I wasn’t aware of the politics when I joined. At school, the student union used to organise activities like camping and sports, which I was interested in joining. I didn’t know it was really a Maoist campaign,” she says. “My family situation was not good and I was just looking for an opportunity to do something else with my life.”

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Martin Place siege ended: Sydney siege gunman identified (Videos)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 16, 2014

Sydney siegePolice named the armed man who held 17 people hostage in a central Sydney café as “Sheikh” Man Haron Monis, a self-styled preacher of Islamic State on bail for accessory to murder.

Monis, 50, died at the end of a 16-hour siege at the Lindt cafe in Sydney’s Martin Place early on Tuesday morning.

But he was no stranger to Australian authorities.

Monis was born in Iran but moved to Australia in 1996 and was reportedly granted political asylum in 2001.

He first came to public notice in 2010 when he faced charges for sending offensive letters between 2007 and 2009 to the families of two Australian soldiers who died in Afghanistan – and the family of a trade official, Craig Senger, who died in the 2009 Jakarta bombing.

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Top 3 Richest Women in the World

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 13, 2014

Coming up with a list of the richest women in the world can be a tricky affair because there are very many rich women, and parameters of measuring wealth may differ greatly. That’s why you may end up with slightly different lists, depending on who has compiled it. Again, whether a given list presents the actual picture is not easily determinable because some women are not keen on disclosing their wealth. Experts mainly rely on publicly available information and what the woman in question is willing to disclose.

Holly Branson

She is the daughter of famous Sir Richard Branson. Holly has a medical degree which she received in 2007; she worked for a year in the neurology department of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Today her medical career is a thing of the past. She is involved in many of her father’s business activities around the world such as listening to South African kids pitch their startup ideas at the Branson Center of Entrepreneurship in Johannesburg, South Africa. Officially, Holly is listed as the special projects manager at Virgin. She is also on the board of Virgin Unite, an incubator for the many nonprofit startups. Holly has reported on Richard’s site that she’s expecting twins soon, and therefore you will probably not see her as much at charitable events in this upcoming year.

Holly Branson

Lydia Hearst

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Unbelievable: Vietnamese refugee gambled $1 billion in black cash at Crown Casino

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 11, 2014

BBgDojgA small shared Bankstown apartment, an old sedan, a job as a waiter and dole payments – such was the meagre world of Vietnamese refugee Pete Tan Hoang.

Except for as much as $1 billion that he gambled at Australia’s biggest casino, Crown Melbourne, in a little over a decade.

Hoang, 36, was shot in the face in September while waiting on a darkened street in suburban Sydney.

His murder has left police perplexed, but has also shined a light on massive laundering on behalf of a global crime syndicate with links across Asia and the Americas, and highlighted the scale of the narco money laundering problem in Australia.

Hoang’s story, his rise from a Vietnamese-born orphan living on a refugee visa to one of Australia’s biggest gamblers and money launderers, also raises concerns about how he was able to rort the system for so long and for so much money – particularly at Australia’s biggest casino.

Court documents from a recent case reveal Hoang ran as much as $1 billion in black cash through Crown between 2000 and 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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China Arrests Former Security Czar in Major Political Purge

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 7, 2014

Zhou Yongkang faces serious corruption charges

Zhou’s suspected rapsheet is extensive, according to Xinhua, the Chinese state newswire:

“The [party’s] investigation found that Zhou seriously violated the Party’s political, organizational and confidentiality discipline. He took advantage of his posts to seek profits for others and accepted huge bribes personally and through his family, the statement said. He abused his power to help relatives, mistresses and friends make huge profits from operating businesses, resulting in serious losses of state-owned assets. Zhou leaked the Party’s and country’s secrets. He seriously violated self-disciplinary regulations and accepted a large amount of money and properties personally and through his family. Zhou committed adultery with a number of women and traded his power for sex and money.”

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China becomes world’s largest economy – putting USA in second place for the first time in 142 years

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 7, 2014

By HUGO DUNCAN and DAVID MARTOSKO,

  • Figures show the Chinese economy is worth $17.6 trillion, compared to America’s $17.4 trillion
  • The IMF estimates China’s economy will be worth a whopping $27 trillion in 2019
  • The US has been the global economic performance leader since it overtook Britain in 1872 
  • White House seemed oblivious on Wednesday, crowing that ‘the economic policies that this president put in place are the envy of the world’

China has toppled America to become the biggest economy in the world, according to figures from the International Monetary Fund.

The White House seemed caught flat-footed by the news, crowing on Wednesday about America’s relative economic strength in comparison with the rest of the world.

The US has been the global leader since it overtook Britain in 1872, but has now lost its status as top dog.

The latest IMF figures show the Chinese economy is worth $17.61 trillion compared with $17.4 trillion for the U.S.

Economic battle:The International Monetary Fund has indicated that China, and not the US, is now the biggest economy in the world 

Economic battle:The International Monetary Fund has indicated that China, and not the US, is now the biggest economy in the world

Out of the loop? US President Barack Obama touted America's manufacturing economy during an Oct. 3 speech at an Indiana steel company, claiming that jobs and work orders were no longer 'moving to China or other countries'

Out of the loop? US President Barack Obama touted America’s manufacturing economy during an Oct. 3 speech at an Indiana steel company, claiming that jobs and work orders were no longer ‘moving to China or other countries’

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Priyanka Chopra’s Property Used to Run Sex Racket? (Video)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 28, 2014

Priyanka-ChopraPriyanka Chopra is in trouble over a property in Versova, which she has leased to a spa owner.

Recently, th Mumbai police raided the premises for allegedly being used to run a sex racket.

“This property belongs to Priyanka Chopra and her mother’s clinic is situated just next to this place. The entire floor (measuring 3,000 sq ft) belongs to Chopra. In the beginning of this month, the police had raided this place after they got to know that it was being used for sex trade.” a source told Mid Day.

As per reports Priyanka’s mother’s clinic too is situated on the same floor as the spa.  Earlier this month, the Versova police received information that the spa was involved in flesh trade, following which a someone was planted at the Spa to verify it. The person who visited the spa then alerted cops since the info was true and arrested a man and rescued three women who now have been sent to rehab.

Earlier this month, the police receivedinformation regarding the flesh trade being run in the Charisma Spa and Beauty Centre, based on which they busted the spa.

The investigators were successful in arresting Dinesh Chandrakant, the manager of the spa and rescuing three women, they, however, could not arrest the owner Manik Soni.

Soni is very popular with the Bollywood crowd.

“We are searching for Soni who is still at large. Once he is arrested we would get to know the details of the agreement between him and the actor.” reveals the investigating officer.

“The owner of the spa, Manik Soni, is on the run. He was a regular at many Bollywood parties and knows many television and film personalities. The investigation is on, and once the accused is arrested we will verify the agreement and then take action.” a police source told the daily.

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The $100 million woman Monika Tu and the Chinese appetite for Australian real estate

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 28, 2014

Monika TuMonika Tu calls herself a “property concierge” and says she can’t get enough Australian real estate for her cashed-up Chinese clients.

“Business is going extremely well and Australia becomes more and more popular for the Chinese,” she told 7.30.

Last year the head of Sydney-based company Black Diamondz set herself an ambitious sales target.

“My target was $100 million I remember, and I have reached now about $120 million,” Ms Tu said.

Her clients are wealthy Chinese businesspeople interested in high-end properties.

As she shows a potential client through a lavish $13 million home on Sydney’s lower north shore, she explains her business:

“I am dealing with high net worth foreign buyers and we specialise in luxury properties. Almost 100 per cent are established properties.”

Under Australian rules, all foreigners can buy new property but there are restrictions on the sale of established properties.

Real estate agent Robert Simeon believes some investors are using loopholes to get around the rules, especially those for temporary residents who are supposed to sell their properties within three months of leaving Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Immortal Love: AMA2014 | Selena Gomez Sensational Performance – The Heart Wants What It Wants (Videos)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 25, 2014

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Photo: Reuters
Who needs Justin Bieber? Selena Gomez looked as happy as ever at the 2014 American Music Awards. She hoped others would relate to her emotional AMAs performance of “The Heart Wants What It Wants.”

Selena Gomez’s performance of “The Heart Wants What It Wants” was one of the most emotional moments of the 2014 American Music Awards. Gomez has openly admitted that the hit song is about her tumultuous relationship with Justin Bieber.

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