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Intrepid Travel Has Launched Women-Only Trips To Some Of The Planet’s Most Exciting Destinations

Solo female travel is on the rise, with women making up a huge portion of travellers traversing the globe at this very minute.And Intrepid Travel is making it even more exciting to plan a holiday with its new line of Women’s Expeditions, meaning you can hike through Nepal as part of an all-female crew or get a new style at a women’s-only hair salon and stay in a local homestay in Iran.
The expeditions are run by women, for women, taking those who are keen for authentic adventures through Kenya, Iran, Jordan, Morocco, India, Turkey or Nepal, showcasing the traditions and routines of local women in each destination.Ever wanted to travel the world and experience everything from another woman’s perspective? The Women’s Expeditions take visitors deep into exciting and significant situations that are normally off-limits to regular tours, like swimming on a female-only beach in Turkey, celebrating the female-only Gangur Festival in India, visiting women-only villages in Kenya, or stepping inside the hidden world of an Iranian beauty salon.The Women’s Exhibitions are guided by female tour leaders who help to break the gender and cultural barriers of traditional tourism, and you’ll be invited into the lives of local women on tours that maintain respect for traditional and cultural values.Intrepid Travel is committed to equality, and their Women’s Expeditions are the latest step in a long line of inclusive actions.
The company has previously achieved a 50/50 gender split in the number of new leaders hired in India and is working to double its number of female tour leaders across the world by 2020.Inspired to kick it with the girls on your next adventure? Check out Intrepid Travel’s range of womens expeditions on their website.
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Blockchain in real estate: A radical revolution

In the same way, the use of blockchain in other sectors like data sharing management, real estate marketing, regulating supply chain in business.
What I am trying to imply here is using blockchain in the Nepali real estate.The real estate and housing market have started to pick up in Nepal after the recession period. Since the market price is expected to increase with new investments, the country stands on the edge of an investment boom.However, Nepal is still doomed by something that discourages investment and makes it less convenient for both domestic as well as foreign stakeholders.Since the start of the property business, some notable scams have put the credibility of the Nepali real estate market at stake.
So will it be rational for the government to consider using blockchain technology to improve the real estate market? Or should we keep relying on old vulnerable institutions and endure more problems?He also finds the entire details about the land, including authentic owner, tax information, land title documents, government approval and other required information. He then contacts the owner, negotiates the price and gets ready to buy the land.
Now he adds his bank to the blockchain network, the bank approves the loan after going through the property document and title history. The documents about the sale get signed digitally, and the payment is released to the seller’s bank account.So every detail is recorded transparently in the distributed ledger, without any risk of fraud. This hypothetical scenario can be the future of the Nepali real estate if the government were to encourage blockchain technology in the land business.
However, the real scenario while buying a small piece of land begins with the brokers, sellers, loan providers, lawyers, bureaucrats land registry office, all at constant risk of being cheated. It’s actually a long, hard and insecure deal.American economist Douglass North in his 1991 paper defines institutions as “humanly devised constraints that structure political, economic and social interactions”. Throughout history, institutions have been devised by human beings to create and order and reduce uncertainty in exchange.
Going with his idea, institutions like a bank are a tool to minimise uncertainty, so we can exchange value in a systematic and secure way.Similarly, this technology could also help traders by cutting off extra inspection costs, registration and loan fees as well as property taxes; all will be done by smart contracts.
Today the Nepali real estate procedure is highly dependent on the slow inefficient bureaucracy and paperwork.Adopting the blockchain in the real estate business can shepherd the investment dream of the prime minister by creating a flexible model to connect potential land investors with likeminded sellers on a very secure platform.
It will also end the doomed fate of the low-functioning institutions and corrupt bureaucrats by replacing the system with smart contacts (a computerised transaction protocol that executes the terms of a contract). Additionally the government will also benefit from increased tax revenue because of the easy property tracking mechanism in the blockchain.
Blockchain is on verge of revolutionising the future of real estate transactions in the same way the Internet did in information sharing. This technology offers an opportunity to revisit our crippled system, ranging from improving the institutional procedure to risk management.Its benefits include transparency, accessibility, security and easy traceability. They will solve major issues and make Nepal a flexible investment hub for both domestic and foreign stakeholders.

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Babar continues to top batsmen’s list

DUBAI: India spinner Kuldeep Yadav has moved up one place to take a career-best second position in the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings after grabbing 2-26 in the final match against New Zealand which his side lost by four runs to go 2-1 down in the …
The 24-year-old left-arm wrist-spinner accounted for well-set openers Tim Seifert and Colin Munro in the only match he played during the series and reaped immediate dividends.
He is now only behind Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan in the table.Spinners Imad Wasim of Pakistan (up five places to fourth position) and Mitchell Santner of New Zealand (up four places to 10th) have also moved up in the latest rankings update that includes two other series which saw South Africa beat Pakistan and Nepal beat the United Arab Emirates by identical 2-1 margins.Left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya was another spinner to move up as he advanced 39 places to a career-best 58th while India openers Rohit Sharma (up three places to seventh) and Shikhar Dhawan (up one place to 11th) have made progress with some useful knocks.For New Zealand, Kane Williamson (up one place to 12th), Ross Taylor (up seven places to 51st) and Tim Seifert (up 87 places to a career-best 83rd) among batsmen and Tim Southee (up seven places to 30th) among bowlers are some notable gainers.
For South Africa, left-arm fast bowler Beuran Hendricks’s eight wickets against Pakistan have helped him re-enter the rankings at a career-best 81st position while his compatriot Chris Morris has gained seven slots to reach a career-best 21st position after finishing with six wickets. Andile Phehlukwayo has also advanced 15 places to a career-best 23rd position with five wickets.Among their batsmen, Faf du Plessis (up from 20th to 17th) and Reeza Hendricks (up from 73rd to 42nd) have been the main gainers.Pakistan’s Babar Azam continues at the top of the batsmen’s list after scoring 151 runs in the series while Hussain Talat has gained 19 places to reach 56th position after aggregating 98 runs.Shaheen Afridi has moved up 28 places to a career-best 48th position among bowlers.The UAE’s Shaiman Anwar has risen to 15th among batsmen with a gain of two slots while Mohammad Naveed has gained three places to reach 12th position among bowlers.
Nepal’s Paras Khadka has gained five places to reach 90th position while Basant Regmi (up four places) and Sompal Kami (up 22 places) are in joint 70th position among bowlers.In the ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings, South Africa have overtaken Australia and England to third place while Nepal have overtaken the UAE marginally to be in 14th position even as they come onto the table within a week of similarly crossing the threshold of eight matches and gaining entry in the ODI table.
ICC T20I Team Rankings (as of February 11):-

1. Pakistan 135,

2..India 124,

3. South Africa 118,

4. England 118,

5. Australia 117,

6. New Zealand 116,

7. Windies 101,

8.Afghanistan 92,

9. Sri Lanka 86,

10. Bangladesh 77,

11. Scotland 62,

12.Zimbabwe 55,

13. Netherlands 50,

14. Nepal 43,

15. UAE 43,

16.Hong Kong 42,

17. Oman 39,

18. Ireland 34.

Batsmen (top 10):

1.Babar Azam (Pak) 885,

2. Colin Munro (NZ) 825,

3. Aaron Finch (Aus) 806,

4. Evin Lewis (Win) 751,

5.Glenn Maxwell (Aus) 745,

6. Fakhar Zaman (Pak) 700,

7.Rohit Sharma (Ind) 698,

8. Alex Hales (Eng) 697,

9.Jason Roy (Eng) 688,

10. Lokesh Rahul (Ind) 677.

Bowlers (top 10):

1. Rashid Khan (Afg) 793,

2. Kuldeep Yadav (Ind) 728,

3. Shadab Khan (Pak) 720,

4.Imad Wasim (Pak) 705,

5. Adil Rashid (Eng) 676,

6. Adam Zampa (Aus) 670,

7. S.Al Hasan (Ban) 658,

8. Ish Sodhi (NZ) 657,

9.Faheem Ashraf (Pak) 655,

10. Santner (NZ) 638.

All-rounders (top five):

1. Glenn Maxwell (Aus) 362,

2.S. Al Hasan (Ban) 338,

3. Mohammad Nabi (Afg) 313,

4. Mahmudullah (Ban) 240,

5.Thisara Perera (SL) 219.

DUBAI: India spinner Kuldeep Yadav has moved up one place to take a career-best second position in the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings after grabbing 2-26 in the final match against New Zealand which his side lost by four runs to go 2-1 down in the series, says a press release.The 24-year-old left-arm wrist-spinner accounted for well-set openers Tim Seifert and Colin Munro in the only match he played during the series and reaped immediate dividends. He is now only behind Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan in the table.
Spinners Imad Wasim of Pakistan (up five places to fourth position) and Mitchell Santner of New Zealand (up four places to 10th) have also moved up in the latest rankings update that includes two other series which saw South Africa beat Pakistan and Nepal beat the United Arab Emirates by identical 2-1 margins.Left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya was another spinner to move up as he advanced 39 places to a career-best 58th while India openers Rohit Sharma (up three places to seventh) and Shikhar Dhawan (up one place to 11th) have made progress with some useful knocks.
For New Zealand, Kane Williamson (up one place to 12th), Ross Taylor (up seven places to 51st) and Tim Seifert (up 87 places to a career-best 83rd) among batsmen and Tim Southee (up seven places to 30th) among bowlers are some notable gainers.For South Africa, left-arm fast bowler Beuran Hendricks’s eight wickets against Pakistan have helped him re-enter the rankings at a career-best 81st position while his compatriot Chris Morris has gained seven slots to reach a career-best 21st position after finishing with six wickets

. Andile Phehlukwayo has also advanced 15 places to a career-best 23rd position with five wickets.Among their batsmen, Faf du Plessis (up from 20th to 17th) and Reeza Hendricks (up from 73rd to 42nd) have been the main gainers.
.Pakistan’s Babar Azam continues at the top of the batsmen’s list after scoring 151 runs in the series while Hussain Talat has gained 19 places to reach 56th position after aggregating 98 runs. Shaheen Afridi has moved up 28 places to a career-best 48th position among bowlers.The UAE’s Shaiman Anwar has risen to 15th among batsmen with a gain of two slots while Mohammad Naveed has gained three places to reach 12th position among bowlers. Nepal’s Paras Khadka has gained five places to reach 90th position while Basant Regmi (up four places) and Sompal Kami (up 22 places) are in joint 70th position among bowlers.
In the ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings, South Africa have overtaken Australia and England to third place while Nepal have overtaken the UAE marginally to be in 14th position even as they come onto the table within a week of similarly crossing the threshold of eight matches and gaining entry in the ODI table

.ICC T20I Team Rankings (as of February 11):-

1. Pakistan 135,

2. India 124,

3.South Africa 118,

4. England 118,

5.Australia 117,

6. New Zealand 116,

7.Windies 101,

8. Afghanistan 92,

9.Sri Lanka 86,

10. Bangladesh 77,

11.Scotland 62,

12. Zimbabwe 55,

13.Netherlands 50,

14. Nepal 43,

15.UAE 43,

16. Hong Kong 42,

17.Oman 39,

18. Ireland 34.

Batsmen (top 10):

1. Babar Azam (Pak) 885,

2.Colin Munro (NZ) 825,

3. Aaron Finch (Aus) 806,

4. Evin Lewis (Win) 751,

5. Glenn Maxwell (Aus) 745,

6.Fakhar Zaman (Pak) 700,

7. Rohit Sharma (Ind) 698,

8.Alex Hales (Eng) 697,

9. Jason Roy (Eng) 688,

10. Lokesh Rahul (Ind) 677

Bowlers (top 10):

1. Rashid Khan (Afg) 793,

2. Kuldeep Yadav (Ind) 728,

3.Shadab Khan (Pak) 720,

4. Imad Wasim (Pak) 705,

5.Adil Rashid (Eng) 676,

6. Adam Zampa (Aus) 670,

7.S. Al Hasan (Ban) 658,

8.Ish Sodhi (NZ) 657,

9. Faheem Ashraf (Pak) 655,

10. Santner (NZ) 638

All-rounders (top five):

1.Glenn Maxwell (Aus) 362,

2. S.Al Hasan (Ban) 338,

3. Mohammad Nabi (Afg) 313,

4.Mahmudullah (Ban) 240,

5. Thisara Perera (SL) 219.

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Landmark Nepal study: Two degree temperature rise could melt half of glaciers in Hindu Kush Himalaya region

NEPAL – A comprehensive new study of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region, known as the world's “Third Pole” for its vast store of ice, and home to Mount Everest, K2 and other soaring peaks, finds that even the most ambitious Paris Agreement goal of …

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