Saturday, 27 February 2010

Nepal Defeated the mighty USA

Nepal took the revenge of it's defeat on yesterday's game of Division 5 Cricket.Today, Nepal defeated the mighty USA, full of Indian or other Test playing country originated American player and lifted the cup!
Please enjoy few photographs from the tournament!

Rahul Vishvakarma , the Nepal left-arm spinner, produced an extraordinary display by claiming 7 for 15 as the hosts took the Division 5 trophy with a five-wicket victory against USA at Kirtipur and gained revenge for Friday's defeat. After the controversial scenes of the previous day, when crowd trouble affected the end of Nepal's match, the supporters were left much happier by this effort. However, when USA moved to 100 for 1 it wasn't looking promising for the home side with the second-wicket stand between Orlando Baker and Steve Messiah on 81. The game changed when Baker was run out for 49 before Sanjam Regmi bagged Sushil Nadkarni to leave USA on 141 for 3. Then Vishvakarma began his one-man demolition job as USA lost their last eight wickets for 31 in 12 overs and Nos. 5 to 11 couldn't reach double figures. Nepal's chase was aided by 20 wides from the USA bowlers as Mahesh Chhetri and Anil Mandal added 85 for the first wicket. There was a minor wobble for Nepal at 140 for 5, but Gyanendra Malla saw then home with an unbeaten 28.

"It's a great thing for us to have won today as it is our first win as a senior side in a long time," said Paras Khadka, the Nepal captain. "I think the team worked really hard today and the USA just couldn't handle Rahul's aggressive and crafty bowling. It's wonderful to take home the trophy but after some celebration the focus has to turn to this August in Italy where I hope we can be equally successful."

Bahrain completed a depressing two days for Singapore with a three-wicket victory at Bhaktapur. Singapore missed out on promotion to Division 4 by a tiny difference of net run-rate and that disappointment could well have played a role in their demise to 126. Tahir Dar, who was named Player of the Tournament, took out the lower order with 4 for 29 after miserly display from Adil Hanif, who claimed 2 for 12 in 10 overs, did the early damage. Bahrain struggled, too, early in their chase and at 16 for 3 Singapore were back in the game but Imran Sajjid (34) and Ashraf Yaqoob (32) prevented a full-blown collapse. Still, at 105 for 7 it needed calmness from Dar to knock off the runs as he followed his four wickets with 13 not out as he and Fahad Sadeq completed victory.

"It would have been nice to be promoted but to be recognised as the Player-of-the-Tournament is something I'm proud of and shows that I am doing something right within the team and working my hardest," said Dar.

Ryan Driver put in a captain's performance as Jersey managed a consolation five-wicket victory against Fiji at Lalitpur but it will do little to soften the blow of relegation. Fiji were handsomely placed on 194 for 1, built around a stand of 161 between Josefa Rika (75) and Iniasi Cakacaka (78), but Driver's four wickets meant they struggled to accelerate late on. Driver then anchored the chase with 78 from 104 balls and when he fell, Peter Gough ensured the chase remained under control with a calm 58 from 57 balls as victory came with five balls to spare. Read more...

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Perfect Circus shown by Primary School Children

These are the few movie clips about the Circus performed by the primary school students. The children from class 1 to 4, participated on the Circus after 5 days of trainings. The Bruder Grimm Schule at Goettingen Germany organised the project "Circus" and professional circus people were invited to teach some tricks to the children of the school. After five days of few hours trainings, they organised the circus on 19 and 20 February 2010. The ticket for entrance was 5 euro for adult and 3 euro for children. It was perfect show ! We are very happy to participate on the training. We are very thankful to the team of Bruder Grimm School for the creative idea and nice organisation. Our children Ravi, Cizal, Cizita participated on the programme!


Saturday, 20 February 2010

Ph.D. scholarship in Grassland productivity and herbage production along a gradient of diversity and managment intensity

To make a Ph.D. at world renownedn university like Georg August University, Goettingen, Germany is the dream for the students from developing countries and developed world too.

Recent research has demonstrated the potential benefit of plant species diversity for ecosystem functioning of grasslands. As an example, the above-ground biomass production has been shown to increase significantly with plant species number and it has been suggested that this finding should be utilized to develop sustainable grassland production systems. However, the relationship between diversity and ecosystem functioning has been established on experimental grasslands on ex-arable land where the swards had been sown and the species number maintained by weeding. So far, there is little information available on whether the findings are applicable to permanent grasslands, which build the vast majority of grasslands in Central Europe. A research project has been set up to investigate the relationship between diversity and ecosystem functioning on permanent grasslands with different management intensities. We are looking for a PhD candidate to join this research.

MSc or Diploma degree in agriculture or related disciplines.Experience/
knowledge in grassland science, vegetation ecology. Knowledge in statistics desired.

Salary and conditions
Salary is 1365 Euro per month (Scholarship of the Ministry of Science). Start date: April 1, 2010. The position is for three years.

Applications and contact for further information
Applicants should send their CV, certificates and other documents in one single pdf-file before March 15, 2010.
Prof. Dr. J. Isselstein, Grassland Science, Department of Crop Sciences, Von-Siebold-Str. 8, 37075 Göttingen, P +49 551 3922253, E-Mail

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Do you know about this historical photo?

Do you know anything about this picture? It was taken by someone 40 years ago! Look the simplicity of this picture. The picture was taken to honor the successful of some great things. Look the garlands of the successful persons. How thin is it? When I see the 20 kg or more garlands of flowers nowadays to very unpopular and failed leaders neck, I compare them with this photo. A successful person doesnot need big amount of flowers, large size of garlands and fashionable clothes ! When there is the motto "Simple living and higher thinking", success is on their feet!
I would like to ask you to identify about the history of this photo. Who are in these photos? At least two very successful persons can be seen in this photo, Just concentrate on number 4 and 6 from left and send us your opinion!
I have copied this photo from someones web ! I will disclose the source only after few weeks since I have asked you to guess the name of celebrities! Read more...

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Test your knowledge !

These are the photos of once very power lady from Eastern World! She committed suicide with her boy friend (!) at extremely adverse situation. Do you know who is she? Please send her name and win fabulous prize. If there are many winner then the lottery would decide the winner! Read more...

Friday, 12 February 2010

Raising The Red Flag - Nepal


Witness - Meltdown Nepal


Banking on biodiversity

FEB 11 - Kathmandu Post
By Navin Singh Khadka

While my base London seems to be confused amid controversies surrounding climate change, a week elsewhere gave me a break to realise that there were other equally pressing environmental issues. One of them is biodiversity, the theme the United Nations has dedicated this year to and which happens to be quite relevant to Nepal. It kept on coming up during brainstorming sessions in Chiang Mai, Thailand where journalists from almost two dozen countries had gathered for a training course last week.

Interestingly, the training of trainers was on climate change itself, but it was biodiversity that caught my imagination as it featured significantly during my fellow trainers’ presentations. This is something even small countries like Nepal can contribute to — unlike in climate change mitigation which is more or less massive carbon emitting big boys’ show.

And the good news is the country does have a sound track record on protecting biodiversity — huge swaths of areas protected and conserved as it has. But with a steady rise in population and unending unstable politics, biodiversity has not been free from threats. No wonder Nepal’s flora and fauna are making it to the red list that contains names of endangered species.

But for ordinary citizens who have been longing to live peacefully and with some sense of political and economic stability, conservation of, for instance, yellow frogs or some kind of fern hardly makes sense. So does for their political leaders, most of whom neither know nor are simply interested in the issue. And yet, Madhav Kumar Nepal’s cabinet, while meeting near Everest base camp before the Copenhagen climate summit last December, did make some biodiversity-related decisions.

With the extension of the Bardia national park and the announcements of new conservation areas — Api-Nampa in Darchula district and Gauri Shankar in Ramechhap and Dolkha districts — the government could boast that it was not just talking hot air. Although the decision has drawn criticism from local communities and civil societies from the forestry sector.

Back from Copenhagen, Prime Minister Nepal spared some time to roll up his sleeves and rub shoulders with conservationists to weed out an alien plant species Mikania macarantha (water hyacinth) from a section of the Chitwan National park. If it was not a publicity stunt, symbolically, this is the kind of attention the country’s biodiversity needs at a time when natural systems have come under tremendous human pressure. The air we breathe, the water we consume and the materials we use for sheltering — to cite a few examples — need to undergo natural processing before they actually become consumable. This is where natural systems come in, and they won’t be there without healthy biodiversity.

The international conservation union, IUCN, has been stressing securing natural systems in the fight against climate change.

“Conserving nature can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation) and help us adapt to the impacts of climate change,” the world’s biggest conservation organisation says. “Biodiversity can do for the planet what a healthy immune system can do for an individual: It can help us be more productive and adaptable to change but its loss can make us more vulnerable.”

When it comes to dealing with impacts of climate change, adaptation has been identified as a key mantra for the least developed countries. Building embankments against floods or taming landslide prone areas, for instance, may be one way of adapting to the consequences of climatic change. Scientists, however, also say that if you have well conserved forests, they would help you minimise losses from climate change-triggered landslides or to some extent prevent droughts even. And if a long awaited protocol comes into being, experts say, genetic resources of financially poor but biodiversity-rich nations can be exploited in a way that brings benefits to all.

“Benefits derived from genetic resources may include the result of research and development carried out on genetic resources, the transfer of technologies which make use of those resources, participation in biotechnological research activities, or monetary benefits arising from the commercialisation of products based on genetic resources,” the UN convention on biological diversity says.

“One example of monetary benefits could be the sharing of royalties arising from patented products based on genetic resources.”

Whether the protocol comes of a Convention on Biological Diversity summit to be held in Japan in October this year remains to be seen. And even if it does, will it really bring benefits to poor countries is another big question. In the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002, governments from around the world had agreed to achieve a significant reduction in the rate of biological diversity loss by 2010. The year is here, and all indications are that the deadline will be missed as the UN and international conservation organisations believe that the ongoing loss of species around the world is already affecting human well-being.

The regional picture is no better either. For all the lofty talk of the governments in the region to conserve cross-border Himalayan ecology in an integrated and coordinated way, we are yet to see matching actions. The upcoming SAARC summit to be held in Bhutan has climate as its main agenda. Will it be different from the regional grouping’s previous tall talk — and talks only, we will see. Meantime, Nepal can carry on doing what it can to conserve its own biodiversity. When climate change-triggered natural disasters strike, it will certainly pay. Not the climate sceptics who increasingly seem to be confusing this part of world.

(The author is a BBC journalist based in London) Read more...

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Hami Nepali Hamro Nepal

Children dancing in Goettingen, Germany at a very nice nepalese song....Please enjoy it!