Nepal – the country of the Buddha and the Mt. Everest

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without – Buddha

Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

Launched by Australian Visionary, U.S. Peace Index Hits Year Two

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 16, 2012

By Jim Luce

I first met Steve Killelea one year ago at the Harvard Club when the U.S. Peace Index (USPI) was launched. Last week, in the Japanese-themed Upper East Side home of Krishen and Geeta Mehta, I met him again — along with his lovely wife and daughter — far from his native Australia. Steve is a business-minded visionary who believes peace can be supported better if it is quantifiable. His life mission is to measure it.

united states peace 04.jpg.pngAustralian visionary Steve Killelea’s U.S. Peace Index is now in its second year. Photo: IEP.

Built upon its highly respected Global Peace Index, produced by the Australian NGO The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), the U.S. Peace Index was launched last year as the first in a series of national peace indices that IEP has begun to release. The aim is to further understand the types of environments that are associated with peace and its economic impacts at a more specific regional level.

“We really only study conflict, not peace,” Steve told his captivated audience. This is why humanity needs to quantify peace so we can more readily achieve it.

2012-05-11-Global_Peace_Index_A.jpgThe Global Peace Index 2011 map shows that the U.S. has a “medium” state of peace. Image: GPI. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Article | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Personality: Prabal Gurung

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 12, 2012

Prabal Gurung launched his first collection under his own name during New York Fashion Week in February 2009 at the FLAG Art Foundation in Chelsea. For Fall 2010, he staged his first runway show in the Tents at Bryant Park. Gurung’s designs have been worn by Michelle Obama, Demi Moore, Zoe Saldana and Oprah Winfrey. Gurung resides in New York City.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Article, Global | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Hurricane Irene 2011: More Than 2 Million People Told To Move To Safer Places

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 27, 2011


Some safety measures available in this link: http://ram­kshrestha.­wordpress.­com/2011/0­8/27/hurri­cane-irene­-readiness­-and-safet­y/
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Posted in Global | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Hurricane Irene: Readiness and Safety

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 27, 2011

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Hurricane Irene began lashing the North Carolina shore on Saturday, foreshadowing with brutal authority what is to come as this vast storm, its most forceful winds stretching outward for 90 miles, churned north toward New York.

It would be very bad if we hit like how news media saying! be alert. Here some safety measures:

First off, the hurricane will probably not be as bad as the news makes it out to be and for most of us will more likely be an interesting and exciting day. However, it currently looks like it will hit NYC as a type 2 hurricane, which is stronger than was originally thought, so you do need to be cautious.

There will probably some power outages and depending on the extent of the outages, it could take several hours to get it back up.

The MTA has already said that it will be halting all service and expects that there will be some damage due to flooding. So… it may be some time before it is all up and running again. Currently the scheduled shut down for all MTA services is Noon on Saturday.

The real danger is from flying objects (such as lawn furniture or wind chimes) that the wind picks up and whips around. So of course you should stay indoors.

Posted in Global | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

110 Stories Project Promises To Show Twin Towers From Anywhere (VIDEO)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 21, 2011


A full rebuilding of the site is still several years away, and if demand for office space improves. Here is a progress report on the main features of the new center: http://ram­kshrestha.­wordpress.­com/2011/0­5/08/a-wor­ld-trade-c­enter-prog­ress-repor­t/
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Posted in Global | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Early French Reaction To News That DSK Case May Collapse

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 1, 2011

by 

Reaction in France to the bombshell news from U.S. that prosecutors’ case against former International Monetary Fund

Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn, June 6, 2011. (Photo: Eric Feferberg / AFP Getty Images)

head Dominique Strauss-Kahn for attempted rape and sexual assault was nearing collapse has thus far been muted—though that’s certain to change when the nation’s talking heads awake and learn of the late-breaking information out of New York. However, awaiting response from the pundits, politicians, and average news junkies who will inevitably air analyses of this latest twist in the extremely high-profile affair, here’s a preview of what we’ll be inclined to to hear—or not:

  • Caution, caution, then a bit more caution: Because the May arrest and indictment of Strauss-Kahn provoked claims of his innocence that were as categorical as the opposing condemnation that the notorious sexual predator should have been unmasked years ago, French reactions aired in hindsight Friday are bound to be more measured. Indeed, awaiting the still slumbering talking heads who assumed the role of lead bloviators the first time around, France’s media have thus far played the story about as straight as possible—and with a degree of wait-and-see that was rare in May. “Accusations Against DSK May Fall Apart” headlined le Monde online, an almost literal translation of the New York Times story that le Monde dispassionately details. (Daily rival Libération went the same route, with almost an identical headline.)Similarly, news radio station France Info led with the stunning news early Friday, but was equally carefully in recounting the contents of the original Times piece, and remained strictly conditional about the doubts and consequences it involves. Meanwhile, in deference to the numerous unexpected twists in—and intemperate reactions to— the DSK case already, France Info‘s only editorial addition to the dramatic news of prosecutors’ questioning aspects of the victim’s credibility was the sage comment, “what a mess”.
  • Shift targets of suspicion: As the various elements of his dilemma gradually lined up against him, Strauss-Kahn’s French backers found it increasingly difficult to continue flatly refuting the charges against him  as fabrication, a conspiracy, or a French-bashing miscarriage of justice. As a result, his supporters fell back to reminders about presumption of innocence—and attacks of an American justice system that they (and many others in France) found brutal in its humiliating presumption of guilt. It’s that theme we’re likely to see reprised in the early hours of Friday—and explode if American courts decide to dismiss the charges or relax the conditions of DSK’s release during a new hearing expected Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Article | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

One Woman’s Mission: Empowering World’s Poorest Girls to Transform World

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 21, 2010

Huffington Post By Jim Luce

New York City's child advocate Jin In training local young women in Nepal.

I first met Jin In off a snowy sidewalk near Bryant Park in New York City this past winter. She just returned from Nepal, energized. There, she was working to empower young women belonging to the lowest caste, a group most locals wouldn’t touch or associate with. However Jin saw them as valuable members of society. In fact, she saw them as the greatest untapped human resource. As we exchanged stories — our visions — I realized we are the same kind of passionate global citizens working for the poor to make the world better.

Jin was born in the East, raised in the West, and goes wherever she is called to empower the world’s poorest girls. She is the Founding Director of 4Girls GLocal Leadership (4GGL) — Inspiring Girls, Transforming the World. Her organization combines global thinking with local action resulting in “glocal” innovation — developing the leadership potential of girls and young women in poor communities around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Global | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Adnan Shukrijumah, New Al Qaeda Leader, Lived In U.S. For 15 Years

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 6, 2010


American intelligence so weak then?
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Posted in International | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

 
%d bloggers like this: