Donate- Be it blood or books

Time flies! It feels like only yesterday we had started our community based youth club and now it’s nearly one year. After few programs that went on with full enthusiasm, we kind of remained stagnant. However unchanged our motivation might be, we couldn’t engage in any kind of programs due to our own busyness. Most of our club members had started job, few started internship and some went for abroad studies. It was our dear friend +Arjan KC who would post cool stuffs occasionally on our facebook group to engage us. He would also tweak our blog and it would make me guilty about not being able to give time to our club.

One good thing about our community is that we have full support from our older generation’s club. So when there are some programs to be organised, they reach us. This year too, Shyama Shyama Co-operative wanted to organize a blood donation program on the occasion of their 6th anniversary. They called me one late evening in their meeting to talk about the donation event. Having organised it previously, we were quite confident we could do this easily.

The event went well. However the donors were less than expected. This could be due to the chilly weather whole day. Also, maybe we didn’t go for house-to-house invitation (we had sent the invitation via sms, which was way easy, practical and less time consuming). Apart from the blood donation, we also had a book donation program. +Arjan KC  participated in the startup weekend only to get awesome ideas, good networking and a good platform to venture his ideas. He had teamed up with other guys he met at the Sartup weekend. As a result, there was a blue bin saying “books for all” where few people donated books.

Overall, the program went well. We hadn’t seen our club members in weeks and thanks to this program we were able to do so. I donated my blood for the very first time! I coaxed myself repeatedly saying “My blood can save someone’s life” (only to discover later it can save up to 4 lives! It seems I did not read those pamphlets carefully. Sigh.) Also we had a bonfire later like we always do after the end of the event. Looks like bonfire will be the tradition of Chentansheel Yuwa Samuha 😀

ICTs in Disaster Risk Management

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Nowadays, the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has become more and more significant in various sectors of our society including the management of natural hazards and disasters. ICT can be used to minimize the impacts of disaster and plays an important role in all phases of the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) cycle: risk mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery, though its levels of involvement and applications are varied for each phases of the cycle. In order to reduce the impacts of natural disasters, it is required to put systematic efforts in the analysis of potential risk and identification of suitable measures for mitigation as well as for improved emergency preparedness activities, prior to a disaster. The response and recovery activities are as well important during and after a disaster for the provisions of emergency assistance for search and rescue, public safety as well as for the restoration of disaster-affected…

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These Were The Top 10 Most Popular Searches On Google In 2014

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Each year, Google releases a list of the topics we’ve collectively searched for the most over the past 12 months. Each year, I try and see how many I can guess beforehand.

This year, I got about half. How many can you get? [Pro tip: remember, people generally search for depressing/scary stuff more than pretty much anything else.]

Google released two lists this year — one for US search trends, and one for worldwide search trends. The lists are mostly the same, with just a few differences.

US Trending Searches:

  1. Robin Williams
  2. World Cup
  3. Ebola
  4. Malaysia Airlines
  5. Flappy Bird
  6. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
  7. ISIS
  8. Ferguson
  9. Frozen
  10. Ukraine

Global Trending Searches:

  1. Robin Williams
  2. World Cup
  3. Ebola
  4. Malaysia Airlines
  5. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
  6. Flappy Bird
  7. Conchita Wurst
  8. ISIS
  9. Frozen
  10. Sochi Olympics

The two lists are strikingly similar, save for the global list leaning toward Conchita Wurst and the Sochi Olympics in place…

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हालसम्म CYS ले गरेको कामहरुको संक्षिप्त जानकारी

यो ठाउँमा भएका युवाहरुलाई संगै भेटेर सुरु गरिएको यस “चेतनशील युवा समूह” को स्थापना भएको एक वर्ष भर्खरै पुरा भएको छ। “हाम्रो समाज, हाम्रो दायित्व”को मूल नाराका साथ अगाडी बढेको यस समुहले यस समयको बिचमा धेरै कार्यहरु गरिसकेको छ। केहि कामहरु संक्षिप्तमा उल्लेख गरिएको छ।

पढ्नेक्रम जारी राख्नुहोस्

चेतनशील युवा समुहको पहिलो अनुप्रयोग संस्करण

चेतनशील युवा समुहको एप्प प्रयोग गरेर समुहको ब्लग पढ्नुहोस्, साथै सम्पर्क गर्नुहोस् । 

यो अनुप्रयोग चेतनशील युवा समुहको पहिलो अनुप्रयोग संस्करण हो। यसले याहाँहरुलाई चेतनशील युवा समुहको ब्लग पढ्न र समुहलाई सम्पर्क गर्न सजीलो गराऊँछ ।

Santa’s Science Helpers

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6th of December is celebrated in Poland as Santa’s day (called Mikołajki): children get small presents and the countdown to Christmas really begins. Usually it also means various fun activities for children in school and outside of it. Experyment science center organized activities for children with Santa’s workshop as a theme and we were asked to create illustrations. Santa’s sleigh was suggested and we added elves working on the sleigh to make it more scientifically advanced.

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Since the activities included artistic tasks, the sleigh had to be filled with art supplies. We chose more or less Christmassy colors. Altogether Santa’s elves and science proved a fun mix to work on.

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Young farm startups go back to the land

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Will the future of food look like the past?

Past the muddy edges of Mace Chasm Road, live music rang out from a glowing white tent near the tiny village of Keeseville, NY, one recent Thursday night. A crowd surged around a brightly lit food truck and eddied near a tiny brewery built inside a barn. Dylan Badger, trained in sustainable agriculture, and his brother, Dan, a trained brewer, decided to bootstrap the AuSable Brewing Company after discovering Essex County — a community filled with entrepreneurial young farmers and an appreciative customer base. As patrons crowded the brewery/barn, the tent and the truck, 27-year-old Dylan reflected on the gathering crowd. “Everyone travels for beer, from 75-yr-old retired couples to young people who are just excited to come check out the Adirondacks. So while they’re here, we also point out the farmland, the people raising meat and veggies and dairy. They’re the ones who are really sustaining this area for us.”

In fact, the…

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Expressiv Is An Irish MIDI Guitar With Some Groovy Light Effects, Man

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Hey, man, is that a MIDI guitar with amazing internal lighting effects? Well turn it up! Hot on the heels of the GTar and the Jamstik we present the Expressive, a guitar designed by Rob O’Reilly. The Kickstarter, which ends today, sold the guitars for about $450 and aims to ship in March.

Does the world need another MIDI guitar? Sure. This model scans the fretboard to see where your fingers are and, like the GTar, it is a full-sized git-fiddle. It also has a set of infinity lights in the body so you can look like the ghost of Carlos Santana on stage.

Most important, however, is that the Expressiv is a real electric guitar. Unlike some other systems, you actually have to tune this thing and you can plug it into your amp and play without depending on MIDI. The MIDI features are an added bonus, thereby…

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Space Age Is An Old-School Adventure Built For Mobile

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Space Age gameSpace Age is an old-school adventure game built for the iPhone and iPad by the developers of The Incident.

It takes place in an alternate timeline where humanity (in 1976) has achieved the fantasy of the 50s: putting people on another planet. It’s almost overwhelming with the amount of nostalgia it inspires, an impressive feat considering the fact that I wasn’t alive when the games, movies, or comics that clearly inspired it were popular.

You play as the youngest member of a group sent to explore a planet with alien life. At first, things are pretty calm. You learn the basic controls by finding the rest of your team and collecting some Nucleum, a material that’s rare elsewhere but so bountiful on this planet that it crunches under your feet as you walk.

It soon becomes clear that your team is not the only intelligent life on the planet. As…

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Bio-Fuel Powered Electric Triplane Launches On Kickstarter

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We thought Triplanes disappeared after World War One. But a new startup aims to bring them back in a new hybrid electric aircraft, powered by biofuel. FaradAir is now raising money on Kickstarter to achieve its initial funding goals for its plane.

The Bio-Electric-Hybrid-Aircraft or BEHA for short, aims to be the world’s first ‘Hybrid’ eco-friendly aircraft, but won’t take to the skies until 2020. The Anglo/US venture involving several technology partners, including the renowned aviation engineering university at Cranfield, UK.

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Neil Cloughley, Managing Director says the near-silent aircraft negates night flight restrictions and pollution concerns.

The key difference with the BEHA is its size. Most electric planes have huge, long glider-like wings which restricts where they can operate from, but by employing a tri-plane format, the BEHA can land on a normal airfield.

Solar panel skins feature on all flight surfaces, and a wind-turbine will create battery-charging capability for…

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