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La Roja makes football history

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 2, 2012

Spain's Iker Casillas lifts up the trophy after defeating Italy to win the Euro 2012 final soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev, July 1, 2012. (Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)

Spain’s Iker Casillas lifts up the trophy after defeating Italy to win the Euro 2012 final soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev, July 1, 2012. (Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)

Spain have thrashed Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 final in Kiev to retain their title, becoming the first European team in history to win three major international tournaments in a row. Read the rest of this entry »

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Euro Zone Agrees To Lend Spain Up To 100 Billion Euros

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 10, 2012

* Euro zone agrees to lend Spain up to 100 bln euros

* Spain and Eurogroup say bailout will banish any doubts

* Madrid will specify precisely how much after bank audits

* Heated debate over role of IMF in bailout

* Money would be paid by Spain’s bank restructuring fund

By Luke Baker and Julien Toyer

BRUSSELS/MADRID, June 9 (Reuters) – Euro zone finance ministers agreed on Saturday to lend Spain up to 100 billion euros ($125 billion) to shore up its teetering banks and Madrid said it would specify precisely how much it needs once independent audits report in just over a week.

After a 2-1/2-hour conference call of the 17 finance ministers, which several sources described as heated, the Eurogroup and Madrid said the amount of the bailout would be sufficiently large to banish any doubts.

“The loan amount must cover estimated capital requirements with an additional safety margin, estimated as summing up to 100 billion euros in total,” a Eurogroup statement said.

Spain said it wanted aid for its banks but would not specify the precise amount until two independent consultancies – Oliver Wyman and Roland Berger – deliver their assessment of the banking sector’s capital needs some time before June 21.

“The Spanish government declares its intention to request European financing for the recapitalisation of the Spanish banks that need it,” Economy Minister Luis de Guindos told a news conference in Madrid.

He said the amounts needed would be manageable, and that the funds requested would amply cover any needs. Read the rest of this entry »

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Juan Jose Padilla, Spain Bullfighter, Suffers Terrifying Face Goring

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 9, 2011


Every year lots of people could be injured. This is really very dangerous.
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10 Biggest Unsolved UFO Stories (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 14, 2011


UFO and Yeti issue always mysterious­.
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Palestine: the world’s next nation

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 22, 2011

In four days the UN Security Council will meet, and the world has an opportunity to embrace a new proposal that could turn the tide on decades of failed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks: UN recognition of the state of Palestine.

Over 120 nations from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America have already endorsed this initiative, but Israel’s right-wing government and the US vehemently oppose it. The UK and other key European countries are still undecided, but a massive public push now could tip them to vote for this momentous opportunity to end 40 years of military occupation.

US-led peace initiatives have failed for decades, while Israel has confined the Palestinians to small areas, confiscated their lands and blocked their independence. This bold new initiative could be the best opportunity to jump start a resolution of the conflict, but Europe and the UK must take the lead. Let’s build a massive global call for the UK and other European leaders to endorse this statehood bid now, and make clear that citizens across the world support this legitimate, non-violent, diplomatic proposal. Sign the petition and send this to everyone:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/independence_for_palestine_uk/?vl

While the roots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are complex, most people on all sides agree that the best path to peace now is the creation of two states. But repeated peace processes have been undermined by violence on both sides, extensive Israeli settlement-building in the West Bank, and the humanitarian blockade on Gaza. The Israeli occupation has shrunk and fragmented the territory for a Palestinian state and made daily life a crippling ordeal for the Palestinian people. The UN, World Bank and IMF have all recently announced that Palestinians are ready to run an independent state, but say the main constraint to success is the Israeli occupation. Even the US President has called for an end to settlement expansion and a return to the 1967 borders with mutually agreed land-swaps, but Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has furiously refused to cooperate. Read the rest of this entry »

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Census Update: What the World Will Look like in 2050

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 1, 2011

By CLAIRE SUDDATH

Here is the world in 2050, as imagined by the U.S. Census Bureau: India will be the most populous nation, surpassing China

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sometime around 2025. The U.S. will remain exactly where it is now: in third place, with a population of 423 million (up from 308 million in 2010). And declining birth rates in two of the world’s most economically and politically influential countries, Japan and Russia, will cause them to fall from their current positions as the 9th and 10th most populous nations, respectively, to 16th and 17th.

The findings are the result of population estimates and projections of 228 countries compiled by the Census Bureau’s International Data Base (IDB). They offer a revealing look into the future. “One of the biggest changes we’ve seen has been the decline in fertility in some developed countries, such as China,” says Loraine West, an IDB project manager, “while others are experiencing a slight increase.” In other words, China’s population boom is finally slowing down, while Western Europe’s long-declining birth rate is — in some places, at least — once again rising. Spain and Italy are “on an uptick,” says West, “but how high will [the birth rate] rise? Or will it simply fluctuate up and down on some long-term level? We’ll have to see.” According to Italy’s National Institute of Statistics, the country’s recent population increase can be largely attributed to its immigrant population.(See TIME’s guide to “intelligent cities.”)

The two countries on track to make the biggest population gains are Nigeria and Ethiopia. Nigeria currently boasts 166 million people, but by 2050 its population is expected to jump to 402 million. Ethiopia’s population will likely triple, from 91 million to 278 million, making the East African nation one of the top 10 most populous countries in the world for the first time. In fact, according to the U.N. Population Division, although only 18% of the world’s population lives in so-called high-fertility countries (places where women have more than 1.5 daughters on average), most of those countries are in Africa; the continent is expected to experience significant population growth in the coming decades, which could compound the already-dire food-supply issues in some African nations. Read the rest of this entry »

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The man who screwed an entire country

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 11, 2011

The Economist

The Berlusconi era will haunt Italy for years to come

SILVIO BERLUSCONI has a lot to smile about. In his 74 years, he has created a media empire that made him Italy’s richest man. He has dominated politics since 1994 and is now Italy’s longest-serving prime minister since Mussolini. He has survived countless forecasts of his imminent departure. Yet despite his personal successes, he has been a disaster as a national leader—in three ways.

Two of them are well known. The first is the lurid saga of his “Bunga Bunga” sex parties, one of which has led to the unedifying spectacle of a prime minister being put on trial in Milan on charges of paying for sex with a minor. The Rubygate trial has besmirched not just Mr Berlusconi, but also his country.

However shameful the sexual scandal has been, its impact on Mr Berlusconi’s performance as a politician has been limited, so this newspaper has largely ignored it. We have, however, long protested about his second failing: his financial shenanigans. Over the years, he has been tried more than a dozen times for fraud, false accounting or bribery. His defenders claim that he has never been convicted, but this is untrue. Several cases have seen convictions, only for them to be set aside because the convoluted proceedings led to trials being timed out by a statute of limitations—at least twice because Mr Berlusconi himself changed the law. That was why this newspaper argued in April 2001 that he was unfit to lead Italy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Making Predictions For 2011

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 27, 2010

Written by: Alan Caruba

In ancient times a soothsayer could make a good living divining the meaning of chicken bones and shiny pebbles. The modern version is usually some journalist who, looking back over his shoulder, decides he can predict the future. These are often the same people who fail to predict the outcome of elections, sports team rankings, and, of course, the weather.

Who, for example, could have predicted that, in November 2009, the world would be treated to thousands of emails between a handful of utterly deceitful “climate scientists” who were rigging the data in computer models to ensure that everyone remained scared to death of “global warming”?

The result was the breakdown of the 2009 United Nations Conference of Parties 15 climate conference in Copenhagen. This year a COP 16 in Cancun tossed out any pretence about “global warming” and went straight for a scheme to get wealthy nations to transfer trillions to mostly corrupt ones. Read the rest of this entry »

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WikiLeaks: Saudi king urged U.S. to attack Iran

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 8, 2010

Saudi King Abdullah has repeatedly urged the United States to attack Iran‘s nuclear program and China directed cyberattacks on the United States, according to a vast cache of diplomatic cables released on Sunday in an embarrassing leak that undermines U.S. diplomacy.

The more than 250,000 documents, given to five media groups by the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, provide candid and at times critical views of foreign leaders as well as sensitive information on terrorism and nuclear proliferation filed by U.S. diplomats, according to The New York Times.

The White House condemned the release by WikiLeaks and said the disclosures may endanger U.S. informants abroad. WikiLeaks said its website was under attack and none of the underlying cables was visible there Sunday night, though some were posted by news organizations.

Among the revelations in Britain’s Guardian newspaper, which also received an advance look at the documents along with France’s Le Monde, Germany‘s Der Spiegel and Spain’s El Pais, King Abdullah is reported to have “frequently exhorted the U.S. to attack Iran to put an end to its nuclear weapons program.” Read the rest of this entry »

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange ‘will release poison pill of damaging secrets if killed or arrested’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 5, 2010

Daily Mail By IAN DRURY

The founder of WikiLeaks has warned that his supporters are primed to publish a ‘deluge’ of leaked government

Threat: WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has warned that if he he is arrested or killed his followers will release more damaging information Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1335888/WikiLeaks-founder-Julian-Assange-release-damaging-secrets-killed-arrested.html#ixzz17GRuMSkw

documents should his activities be curtailed by any country.

Julian Assange has distributed to fellow hackers an encrypted ‘poison pill’ of damaging secrets, thought to include details on BP and Guantanamo Bay.

He believes the file is his ‘insurance’ in case he is killed, arrested or the whistleblowing website is removed permanently from the internet.

Mr Assange – understood to be lying low in Britain – could be arrested by Scotland Yard officers as early as tomorrow.

A warrant for his arrest was issued last Thursday by Swedish prosecutors who want to quiz him over rape allegations.

The developments came as fresh revelations were published on the WikiLeaks website. They include:

  • A leading Chinese politician coordinated the hacking of Google – which forced it to quit the Communist country – after finding unflattering articles about him on the website.
  • UK firm Rolls Royce lost out on a £200million contract to supply helicopter engines to Spain after the U.S. lobbied Prime Minister Jose Luis Zapatero in Madrid. The deal was eventually signed by American company GE.
  • And European Union President Herman Van Rompuy told a U.S. ambassador that European troops were still in Afghanistan only ‘out of deference’ to America.

Mr Assange, a reclusive Australian, has infuriated and embarrassed the U.S. in recent months by releasing hundreds of thousands of classified documents.

First, he published Army logs from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that suggested soldiers were complicit in murder and torture.

And last week he published the first of around 250,000 diplomatic cables from U.S. embassies, many containing sensitive information and embarrassing verdicts on leaders including David Cameron.

High-profile politicians in the U.S. including Sarah Palin, a narrow loser in the race to become the Republican presidential candidate in 2008, have suggested the computer programmer should be ‘executed’ for publishing leaked U.S. state secrets. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kapilavastu Day Movement National Committee formed in New Zealand

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 25, 2010

Kapilavastu Day Movement National Committee formed in New Zealand. After Global Committee of the Movement,NewZealand is the fifth country to form National Committee. Spain was the first, Belgium the second, UK the third and Canada the fourth to form National Committee and many countries are preparing to form their National Committees. Here is the full text of the mail sent by Baburaja Maharjan, the Regional Coordinator to look after Australia, New Zealand and surrounding countries,  from New Zealand:

It’s my pleasure to inform all of you that Kapilvastu  Day Movement, New Zealand National Committee is formed to preserve and protect one of the world’s renowned heritage – Kapilvastu, Lumbini; birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha. This committee will encourage all concerned people and organizations to contribute raising awareness on people against misleading information regarding the birthplace of Buddha.

Why do we need this movement?

  1. India is constantly and vigorously trying to establish newly built copy of Kapilvastu as original birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha
  2. India has already engaged in propaganda warfare using world’s largest film making industry, Bollywood. Movie “Chandani Chowk to China” is just an example Read the rest of this entry »

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Spanish Orgasm Election Commercial Offends Both Sides Of Political Spectrum

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 20, 2010


“The leader of the conservative opposition Popular Party of Catalonia, Alicia Sanchez-Camacho, said the video was an “attack on the dignity of women”.” Absolutely. May be they have no political agenda.
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FIFA: Fifa Decision On World Cup Corruption Claims

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 18, 2010

Richard Williams, Sky News Online

Fifa has cleared an executive member accused of asking for money in exchange for World Cup votes – but suspended

The claims follow a Sunday Times investigation

him for a year.

Tahiti’s Reynald Temarii’s lawyer revealed the news.

He and Nigeria’s Amos Adamu had already been suspended after an undercover Sunday Times investigation.

It follows a three-day hearing of the world football governing body‘s ethics committee.

The committee will also confirm the outcome of its investigation into claims 2018 World Cup joint-bidders Spain/Portugal and 2022 bidders Qatar colluded to trade votes.

In terms of the corruption probe, Mr Adamu’s position appears to be in greater danger because it is claimed he asked for money for projects to be paid via a family company. Read the rest of this entry »

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Human Tower

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 14, 2010

We know about towers, but what about human towers? Let’s see these strange human towers:

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Bull Jumps Into Crowd In Spain (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 19, 2010


Why to continue this kind of game? I could not understand.
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