Leprechaun is a type of fairy commonly known in Irish traditions. The fairy leprechaun is usually disguised as an old man garbed in green or red coat and is a shenanigan. In Irish mythology, Leprechauns, like other fairy creatures, have also been linked to the Tuatha Dé Danann. The leprechauns are known as cobblers, who makes shoes and the gold coins they get, in return are stored in a hidden gold pot at the end of the rainbow. Whenever they are caught by humans, Leprechauns grant three wishes in exchange of their release. Leprechauns are often depicted in books and movies as short heighted with a hat and a beard, although they have been perceived to be the tallest creatures among the mount dwellers.

The word leprechaun is derived from Irish word leipreachán, which is defined by Patrick Dinneen as a sprite, pigmy or leprechaun. The deeper derivation of it is much uncertain. Some of the sources suggest that the word is linked with corruption of the Middle Irish luchrupán. Luchrupán is derived from Old Irish luchorpán which is known as a compound of the roots (lú –small) and corp (body). The influence of Ecclesiastical Latin on Irish language is obvious from the root corp, which was adapted from Latin corpus. For word leprechaun there have been different spellings used in English that include ‘leprehaun’, ‘lepreehawn’ and ‘lubrican’. The first English spelled leprechaun was used in the comedy, The Honest Whore Part 2 in 1604 by Dekker. It was used as, “As for your Irish lubrican, that spirit / whom by preposterous charms thy lust hath rais’d / in a wrong circle.”


6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Japan

Japan has raised the tsunami warnings issued later to a 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit its eastern coast. The earthquake struck near Fukushima at about 06:00 local time 21st November, prompting initial warnings of 3m (9.8ft) high waves. However, the waves that hit the coast were much lighter.

Thousands of locals were directed to evacuate the area and minor injuries were reported. In 2011, an earthquake and tsunami struck the area killing 18,000 people. It was one of the most powerful to be recorded ever, also it caused a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, where a massive clean-up operation is still going on.

The US Geological Survey originally put the magnitude at 7.3 but later downgraded this to 6.9, lower than the number given by the Japanese authorities. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said that no tsunami damage is expected, though there may be small changes to the sea level. According to JMA, the latest tremor was an aftershock of the 2011 quake and depth of quake was estimated to be 30km (18.6 miles) on Monday. Japan Times said that the area was still generating at least an earthquake of 7.0 magnitude or more each year.

Strong tremors could be felt as far away as the capital, 100 miles south of Fukushima prefecture. Buildings in the capital shook for at least 30 seconds. The BBC’s Rupert Wingfield-Hayes in Tokyo says thousands of people have followed evacuation warnings and headed for higher ground.

Ships could be seen moving away from harbours in Fukushima prefecture and car manufacturer Nissan suspended work at its Fukushima engine factory.




The Three Presidential Debates: Quick Review

US Presidential elections of 2016 will be held on November 8, 2016. People are anticipating for who will be the next US President. The head of the state of most powerful nation.  Currently running for President is Donald J. Trump who officially accepted the nomination of Republican Party on 22nd July. Hillary Clinton is the second candidate who was officially nominated at the Democratic Convention on 26th July.

First Debate:

The candidates shared the stage on the first time in September for 97 minutes. Both the parties landed massive blows on each other, Hillary accused Trump of being a misogynist, manipulative and over charging the contractors. In return, Donald Trump also accused her on her leaked emails, trade deals and stagnant career growth. Hillary was however able to regain her momentum as opposed to Mr. Trump.

Second Debate:

Nasty allegations and character assassination describes this debate. From exposing a video of 2005 with Trump’s lewd comments about women to Hillary’s defending a rapist. This presidential debate was worst. Donald quivered Hillary on sexual indecency of Bill Clinton. He also exposed that she used personal email address during her state of secretary which should have landed her in the jail.

Third Debate:

The highlights of the debate included WikiLeaks, Trump’s relation with Russia, sexual harassment, campaign stooges and unacceptance of election results. Donald Trump was the weaker one in the debate.

Both the participants are aggressive for the votes and the presidential campaign is on full swing. Over the months, a heap of controversies have generate sparks regarding Mr. Trump. Apart from being a racist and womanizer, his bag is full of dirty deeds. Mrs. Clinton, though not everyone’s favorite, still has high chances of winning.


Employee Motivation: Key to Manage Your Human Resource

‘Motivation’ has been derived from a Latin word ‘movere’, which means to move. It is the motivation level that can make a person be a part of that activity and the yearning to continue it. Employee motivation helps the employee in regaining their energy, creativity and commitment to their work. The more an employee is motivated, the better that employee will be able to perform. The motivation of employees can be done my monetary terms or verbally.

Why motivating an employee is important? External or internal factors in an environment can distract a person tremendously. Hence motivating them from time to time can help them focus in an enhanced way. It can make the employees perform effectively and also help them to block other factors. Motivation acts as a key to energize as an individual. According to a survey, employees that are motivated, work with much more creativity and enthusiasm. Since employers understand the importance of motivation, they keep looking for ways to motivate irrespective of the highs and lows of the economy.

The motivation level of every individual is different. Though money is big factor, many employees are motivated when they are praised and trusted in achieving superior responsibilities. Sometimes the peak potential of an employee is pushed when they are given a chance to show their originality.

One of the reasons why employees leave a particular organization is because they are not motivated enough. A monthly salary is a motivation to work however, an individual requires timely appraisals from their managers.


Killing an Albino makes you rich!

No matter how brutal it might sound, Tanzania is a land which holds enormous and atrocious massacre of albinos every year. Thousands of local ‘witch doctors’ ferociously kidnap and murder albinos, to use their body parts in efforts to bring wealth to others. It is indeed mind boggling to see how these witch doctors have successfully convinced Tanzanians to believe that the body parts of albinos bring wealth and good luck. However superstitious belief of the people of Tanzania makes these witch doctors rich.

Although the Tanzanian government has already banned witch doctors and over 200 doctors have already been arrested but it seems that the deluded concept of faith has made people of Tanzania quite merciless. What remains most ironic is that people in their pursuit of wealth, have turned callous and cold blooded.

Albinos are now seen only as a means to money and prosperity not through labor, slavery or employment but through blood. Their right to live is undermined or out weighted by someone else’s right to wealth. The cold blooded murder of albinos, including children, women and men alike, has reached a staggering figure of 80 per annum. The witch doctors are openly seen practicing black magic and casting spells which can literally destroys one’s life.

What is now a cause of shame for the entire nation also reflects the level of ignorance and illiteracy present in the region. The value of human is surely undermined and those who need care are being subjected to cruelty Police authorities are committed to bring the culprits to justice by pacing their operation and stopping this carnage once and for all.