Mira Rai Places Second in Coronation Event

150930_SNUT_Mira-Rai-Nepal-Race.jpg.CROP.promo-xlarge2The 68-mile Ultra Pirineu trail race through Spain’s Pyrenees, caps the Skyrunning Series circuit.  Nepal’s new champion, Mira Rai, came in four minutes behind Swedish runner, Emelie Forsberg, considered among the top in her sport.

 

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Blockade Leaves Medical Supplies Short in Nepal

Nepal BlockadeWhile India continues to plead innocent to causing the growing humanitarian crisis in Nepal,  medical supply shortages emerge as the latest threat.  Doctors warn certain procedures may need to be postponed and those who need medications may need to go without.  While Nepal manufactures 40% of its own medical supplies, ingredients for making them still need to come from outside.

BBC News tells us more:  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34861073?OCID=fbasia&ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=facebook

Humanitarian Crisis Growing in Nepal

Unrest in NepalNepalese protesters throw rocks at police during clashes near the Nepal-India border at Birgunj, south of Kathmandu, on Nov. 2. On the same day, Nepal police fired into a crowd of protesters trying to block a key border checkpoint and killed an Indian civilian as anger over a new constitution boiled over. (AFP/Getty Images)

As if the earthquake weren’t enough, now the Nepali people must endure the backlash from a highly controversial new constitution passed in September.  Fuel can no longer be imported from India, increasing the emergency as winter draws nearer.  Read more here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2015/11/02/nepal-is-in-crisis-and-it-has-nothing-to-do-with-the-earthquake-heres-what-you-need-to-know/