Tuesday, 2nd September 2014

Features

Sri Lanka,  making great strides towards becoming the  Hub of Asia
“Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius—and a lot of courage—to move in the opposite direction.” - Albert Einstein “Vulnerability has multiple causes and consequences. Reducing vulnerability is a key ingredient in any agenda for improving human development. But if we are to succeed in reducing vulnerability, we need to approach it from a broad systemic perspective.” - Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz The 2014 Human Development Report is the latest in the series of global Human Development Reports published by UNDP since 1990 as independent,...
A 9-year-old New Jersey girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said. Courtesy:  CBS-Newyork
Sometimes you read a sentence and you think to yourself: only here, only us. Here’s one such sentence. “A 9-year-old girl from New Jersey accidentally shot and killed her instructor with an Uzi submachine gun while he stood to her left side, trying to guide her.” That’s from a New York Times account of the death of 39-year-old Charles Vacca, who worked for the Last Stop shooting range in White Hills, Ariz. He died Monday when his preteen student lost control of the Uzi. Apparently, the gun was in “repeat fire” mode, the recoil lifted the muzzle, the little girl couldn’t master it and Vacca...