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I have just finished my HSC exam and need some suggestions from u about
my I.B.A admission test. I know there're two options for being qualified
for the viva.1.to be qualified by written test. 2.to score 1200+Êin
SAT. So I'm in a fix in which way I should proceed. Does IBA prefer
SAT score to written test score for the final selection? I m an ex-cadet.
What do you think about me?
My friend and colleague Ishita Rahman answered this for you since she's
at IBA: IBA does not prefer sat score to written test. BothÊtypes
carry the same value. I hope u know by now that you have to beÊquite
fast andÊwill have to finish three sections (math, English and
analytical) within two hours. You will also not be allowed to use a
calculator for the math section. So if you think that you are fast enough
then go for the written test. If not sat would be the better option.
Being an ex cadet will not make any difference though, but if you try
hard enough and with a little bit of luckÊyouÊmight get
admitted to IBA.
Hope your problems solved Maruf- Riyana
Riyana, I'm writing to you because I'm facing a great problem and I
want to get relief from it. I love a girl. But I'm worrying to propose
to her because she thinks I'm one of her good friends. But to me she
is the person I dream for. I just love her like a madman. Now I'm worried
to propose to her because if I propose to her and she rejects me, then
the relationship that we are having now will no more exist. That's what
I don't want. I don't want to lose her. What should I do now, Riyana.
Help me! I want to propose to her. But I'm unable to gather that much
strength in my mind, so that I can propose. Please help me!
In situations like this you just have to take the risk. Since you claim
that you are good friends, she might not reject you. But if she does,
then you have to respect her decision. In that case tell her that if
she won't accept your proposal, you two should at least remain friends
especially since you're close to each other.
It's not a problem regarding love or affair. It's a problem I am facing
from childhood. That is I am not communicative at all. Nevertheless
I am a reticent person. I have a very few friends. I am free to him/her
whom I like best. But I want to become free to all, to talk to all,
doesn't matter elder or younger ones. Please help me if you can.
What you're facing is pure shyness. It's easy to overcome- just have
faith in yourself and others. First become close to the people you like
best. Then tell them about your shyness and ask them to help you meet
other people and prompt you to speak out whenever they sense you're
shy. I'm sure they'll help. You'll be okay in a jiff. Don't lose your
head over this. Many people face shyness. I know I did and I did exactly
what I advised you to do.
I fell in love with a girl a few months ago. She is very beautiful and
she has a tremendous personality. She is in class 7 and I am in class
8. She dazzles me. The problem is that I don't know whether she likes
me or not. She does not stare at me that often though I think she knows
that I do. I am not really sure what to do. I cannot just go and tell
her that because I think it would create a conflict and I could lose
her for good. Please answer me as soon as possible.
In situations like this you just have to take the risk. If she rejects
you, then you have to respect her decision. In that case tell her that
if she won't accept your proposal, you two should at least remain friends.
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skies beneath the space station were glowing red and green on April
30, 2003 and a geomagnetic storm was underway on Earth. A pair of Iridium
satellites would soon appear outside the ISS exposing a recorder 30-seconds
of two bright Iridium flares, lots of star trails, and some vivid green
flares are flashes of sunlight glinting from the antenna panels of Iridium
communications satellites. They're dazzling. You can see Iridium flares
a few times a week from your backyard on Earth--some in broad daylight.
There are 90 Iridium satellites orbiting Earth. The ones sited on 30th
April were Iridium 67, which flared at 06:19:12.2 UT, and Iridium 14,
which ignited at 06:19:28.5 UT. The latter is an on-orbit spare.
spares are in a slightly lower orbit, so they are constantly "lapping"
the operational satellites. Closely spaced double flares are rare and
almost always involve a spare. Sunbeams glinting from Iridium satellites
are narrow--only 10 or so km wide. Predicting when two such beams would
shine through a single window on the fast-moving space station in quick
succession ... that's impressive.
most amazing thing is, there is a software for predicting this happening.
It was created by Matson, who works at SAIC as an orbital dynamicist.
He's been using this same software for years to predict Iridium flares
for sky watchers on Earth. But he did have to make some modifications
to handle the more complex case of an orbiting (rather than stationary)
observer. Even so, his program is absolute.
you like to see some Iridium flares yourself? To find out when to look
download Matson's software from:
2nd art & craft show at Manarat Intl. School
Saturday on 26th July, Manarat Intl. School held its 2nd Art & Craft
Show. The show was arranged at the school premises in Rd # 104 Gulshan-2.
Visitors poured in throughout the whole day to see what the students
had come up with their creative minds.
first show was held back last year and just two rooms were used for
exhibition purposes. This year the show took place on a much larger
scale. Almost 3 thousand entries came in and out of them about a thousand
were put up for display. The entire ground floor of the new building
was used as the gallery.
feature that made the show special was the various forms of art and
craft on display. They were Islamic scripts that had been written using
wood, paint, cloth and other sorts of material. Then there models of
the Holy Kaba'a Sharif and mosques made from glass, wood, cardboard
etc. Besides the items reflecting the Islamic values students receive
according to the school curriculum, there were oil and water colour
paintings on display. There were paintings of fruits and flowers, mosques,
was a very remarkable painting showing a dead Muslim with a flag post
bearing the American flag stabbed onto his chest. It appears the Iraq
crisis has had its deep impressions on young schoolchildren as well.
Besides all the serious and sombre pictures, there were a few that would
definitely make you smile, namely pictures of Superman, Nightcrawler
and Harry Potter.
from the paintings, other remarkable craftwork included paintings done
on glass and ceramic, dying and embroidery done on cloth and jewellery
made from beads. There was one extraordinary and unusual work on display
mice made out of peanut shells!
had been divided into five age groups starting from kindergarten to
A level. There were 3 prizes and 2 honourable prizes for each age group.
The students had received one moth to prepare and submit their projects.
The teahcers took one week to sort out the best ones and judge the winners
and finally put them up for display.
show turned out to be an enjoyable one. It was nice to see that people
still have enthusiasm left for art and craftwork and that scary science
fairs are not all that schools have to offer nowadays. Hope all schools
come up with such lovely shows and bring out the artists and craftsmen
hiding deep inside the young brilliant minds of children.
Hamdan Kabir (Safir)
OF THE WEEK:
""In a conversation, keep in mind that that you're more
interested in what you have to say than anyone else is""
feeling quite lucky this week…got a lot of feedback. There was one
faction that spoke about the love issue that we had discussed a few
weeks back, and I hope you'll be patient if I postpone talking about
it for a week or so. The other faction wanted to talk about summer
jobs. Today, I'll be featuring two letters, whose writers have some
pretty thought-provoking views to share about this topic. The first
letter is from Wasim, who writes:
letter is in reference to Tanjila's letter about part time jobs for
the young people of our country. I think her idea is not bad. It's
food for thought too, but I have some different opinions on this matter.
Firstly, I don't think our country still has that kind of environment
that would allow us to pursue such jobs. For example, if some people
want to sing a song in chorus they have to have the right setting
for it. Our country isn't a western country and I don't think one
nine year-old boy/girl is matured enough to do part time jobs and
if by exception s/he IS matured enough, then as I said earlier, the
environment won't let him/her do that. Secondly, I think even the
parents belonging to the lower-middle class won't let their boys/girls
do such jobs because of our social barriers, let alone the well-off
parents and you
do know the reasons, the insecurity in our society. You can't deny
that. Thirdly, our country in neither a rich nor an economically flexible
one. Our present economic situation isn't good enough, so if one young
boy/girl gets such a job as a sweeper or cleaner or card maker s/he
will indirectly take some poor one's job and harm him/her by competing
with him/her. I think that to solve one problem would only create
another. That's not wanted at all. Lastly, I think if there is a will
there is a way, but no one is showing us the way or giving proper
guidance to our young peoples who want to do something. I think young
people alone can't make a revolution or something like that. Older
people, who are matured enough should help out the young people by
showing them the right way with proper guidance. I have read the article
by Sabrina too, but it's bit biased towards the English medium persons.
However both Tanjila and Sabrina had good intentions so thanks to
them. As far as I can't give a solution I think somebody should write
a complete article on this matter."
thank you for your views, Wasim. Tanjila, I hope this answers some
of your questions, but I also hope it doesn't dampen your enthusiasm
or your idealism. You've got your heart in the right place, girl.
As for Sabrina' article, I'm not really at a liberty to pass any comments,
but I think she wrote from the point of view of an English Medium
student, although I'm not sure if she mentioned it in her piece. However,
I think the jobs that she talked about apply to students of both mediums
of schooling. However, I do agree that we need to hear the views of
more people, who know more about this matter. Perhaps some of our
readers, who have already had such jobs can share their experiences
Our next letter is from an old correspondent, Nayeem, who writes:
impressive that the "O" and "A" level students
are now thinking of summer jobs ( just another try to copy our beloved,
imported American culture) and doing summer jobs or part-time jobs.
I appreciate these types of ideas. Unfortunately, Bangladesh has a
very high-level of unemployment and I'm hesitant to say yes to those
teenagers who are willing do jobs like being a waiter/waitress, salesboy/salesgirl,
toilet-cleaner, etc. There are more than 60 people (at a time) applying
for a post for these types of jobs and I think youngsters should step
back and let their culture-copying-dream rest in their dreams only.
There are more than 12000 children in Bangladesh who can't even eat
and sleep properly when we do our classes in air-conditioned rooms,
attend concerts and take pride in telling our friends that our papa
has bought a BMW. I have researched about the topic of car-import
in Bangladesh and it seems that brands like BMW, VOLVO, are willing
to "catch" the growing car market of Bangladesh, bearing
in mind the rise in GDP of our country. In case you don't know, GDP
means Gross Domestic Product or the output produced by a country's
people. If you compare the rise in our annual average income, you
will find out that a Bangladesh earns 330 dollars now compared to
220 dollars ( 220 was 3 years ago).So, I don't really understand what
these BMW importers are saying about a growing car market. Bangladesh
still has to go for debt-forgiveness and debt-swaps and I
want to know, how the h**l do these people think they can do good
for our people. All they want is money. It's like robbery-the civilized
Nayeem, thanks for the vehemence with which you expressed your views
on the subject, although personally, I failed to see the connection
between summer jobs and car importers. As for your argument about
the job, I can't say I agree with it. However, my views I'll discuss
in the next issue. I'm sure you readers you have plenty of opinions
of your own to state. I'll be waiting to hear about them. Till our
next tete-a-tete, this is the Girl Next Door wishing you a fruitful,
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