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Thought of the week:
"The only place where success comes before work is the dictionary."

Lying in bed with a high fever does not make for a great time. I suppose having two fat Dan Brown novels and a couple of slimmer Humayun Ahmed ticklers makes this a wee bit better, but nevertheless, the Sickroom-Next-Door isn't a pleasant place to be stuck in.

I'm still getting inquiries about application procedures. Heh. I should charge for my 'counselling' or consider getting a job at the registrar's office at our Uni. Right, patting oneself on the back aside, it appears that many of the applicants are confused by the term 'CV'. An abbreviation for 'Curriculum Vitae', it is also called a 'résumé' or 'bio data'. Basically, it should contain your contact information, academic profile, job qualifications (like computer skills), and information about your previous work experience, if there is any.

Considering the volume of applications we've already received, it will be very difficult for us to notify everyone personally about whether or not they've been selected. We'll be short-listing about ten or twelve candidates for an interview, and these people will be duly notified. Out of these, we'll be taking in about five to eight as staff writers. So if you're an RS hopeful, starting today, for the next week, keep your eyes and ears open for that call or e-mail. Best of luck.

Send your polls, love letters, hate mails, and opinions to thegirlnextdoor1@hotmail.com, or mail me at my yahoo address at teteatete_tgnd@yahoo.com

By The Girl Next Door

Oddly Enough…

"You're not leaving until the TV is fixed."
A repairman from "Best Buy" had come several times to fix the woman's television. But still on he could not get it to work. So, the woman pulled out a .38-caliber loaded handgun and told him: "You're not leaving until the TV is fixed."

Marlene Anne Bagnall, 44 was later arrested on charges of aggravated assault and false imprisonment. Her husband told she was diagnosed with a mental disorder for which she takes medication. She left the jail on $10,000 bail.

She said she became enraged when the repairman could not fix the television. She retrieved the gun from the glove box of her car in the garage, walked back into the living room and pulled the gun out of its case. The repairman escaped unhurt after he got a Best Buy clerk on the phone to promise her a new television. She seemed pleased and allowed him to leave. Afterwards, the police was called. sptimes.com

Construction workers having trouble explaining how they accidentally dumped tons of concrete on a five-story apartment building.

A building is now evacuated and several streets are closed after a major construction accident. Earlier this afternoon, crews were pouring tons of concrete on East 57th Street, right by 3rd Avenue, when some of the cement was accidentally dumped on a five-story residential building next door. Part of the lobby wall and ceiling collapsed, and crews were forced to clear the scene.

The building is now being checked for stability, and the streets in the surrounding area are closed. cbsnewyork.com

Having solved all other crimes, [US state] Maryland police turn to nightvision goggles to catch people without seatbelts on.

The debut of night vision goggles proved to be a big success for police trying to catch seat belt violators. Maryland State Police say they issued 111 tickets last night in a seat belt enforcement operation. Troopers used the military tool to find people who didn't buckle up after dark.

Police say 40 percent of drivers are less likely to use their seat belts at night, making the roads much more dangerous after sunset. With the goggles, police say they can see inside cars at a distance, allowing them to catch violators who might otherwise go undetected. wjla.com/news/

Lawyer wakes up to find the man robbing his house is a client

A defence lawyer found himself hanging on to a client this week -- literally. The lawyer woke up after hearing somebody in one of his upstairs bedrooms and discovered a man rummaging through one of his bedrooms.

The intruder fled down the stairs with Johnson in hot pursuit. During a struggle in the living room Johnson managed to disarm the intruder -- who was holding a knife -- and pin him down until police arrived. The lawyer recognized the intruder's face because it belonged to one of his clients. "I guess he didn't know it was my house," he said.

At the police station, the suspect was asked if he wanted to call a lawyer. He wanted to call the lawyer whose house he was robbing. "Apparently, he wanted to call me," said Johnson, "but that wouldn't have been a good idea." canoe.ca

Compiled by Ahmed Ashiful Haque

News flash

World cyber games now in bangladesh!!!

You have heard about it. You might even have seen it on Gamer TV in Ten Sports. But what has so far remained only fantasy, is very soon about to become reality. Yes, coming in November 2005, for the first time, representatives from Bangladesh will be amongst seventy five countries that are taking part in the World Cyber Games.

The World Cyber Games (Co-Chairmen Chung, Dong-chea & Yun, Jong-yong,www.worldcybergames.com) is a global game culture festival that was founded in 2000 to promote global harmony through e-sports. The event started in 2000, and has been running annually ever since (this will be the fifth year). With the slogan "Beyond the Game," the World Cyber Games has truly developed into a global game phenomenon with arguably the largest prize amount at stake. The World Cyber Games prides itself on leading the "Digital Entertainment Culture." It is to gaming what the Olympics is to sports. The 2005 Games in Singapore will be held in November.

In the Grand Finals this year following games are chosen for PC competition:
For PC there are 6 Games
1) StarCraft: Brood War - RTS
2) Warcraft?: Frozen Throne - RTS
3) Warhammer 40,000 : Dawn of War - RTS
4) Counter Strike: Source - FPS
5) FIFA 2005 - Sports
6) Need for Speed : Underground 2 - Sports
There are also a further 2 games for gaming consoles
7) Halo 2 (Console/Xbox) - FPS
8) Dead or Alive Ultimate (Console /Xbox) - Action

To be able to participate in the Grand Final however, contestants must first pass through a rigorous National Championship. Only the best, yes, the lone candidate who manages to overcome insurmountable odds and become the best in his/her chosen game will get the chance to take part in the Grand Finals.

The event, which will be entitled, "WCG 2005 Bangladesh Championship" will be held late August. Unfortunately, due to unavoidable circumstances, the contestants from Bangladesh will only be able to take part in two PC games and none of the console games.

However, the two games that you can take part in are real favorites amongst the locals here. They are FIFA 2005 and Need For Speed: Underground 2. I know all of you consider yourselves experts in the chosen games- here is your chance to test out your skills against the rest of Bangladesh and then, if you are really good enough- against the best of the world!!!

Also, there will be cash incentives at stake here and so the gamers will not just be contesting for pride! It pays to spice things up a bit!!

Anyway, keep your eyes glued to the RS for more information in the coming weeks!!

By Quazi Zulquarnain Islam

New office rules

We will no longer accept a doctor statement as proof of sickness. If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.
Operations are now banned. As long as you are an employee here, you need all your organs. You should not consider removing anything. We hired you intact. To have something removed constitutes a breach of employment.
This is no excuse for missing work. There is nothing you can do for dead friends, Relatives or co-workers. Every effort should be made to have non-employees attend to the arrangements. In rare cases, where employee involvement is necessary, the funeral should be scheduled in the late afternoon. We will be glad to allow you to work through your lunch hour and subsequently leave one hour early, provided your share of the work is done enough.
Entirely too much time is being spent in the restroom. In the future, we will follow the practice of going in alphabetical order. For instance, all employees whose names begin with "A'" will go from 8:00 to 8:10, employees whose names begin with "B" will go from 8:10 to 8:20 and so on. If you are unable to go at your allotted time, it will be necessary to wait until the next day when your turn comes again. In extreme emergencies employees may swap their time with a coworker. Both employees supervisors in writing must approve this exchange. In addition, there is now a strict 3-minute time limit in the stalls. At the end of three minutes, an alarm will sound, the toilet paper roll will retract, and the stall door will open.
This will be accepted as an excuse. However, we require at least two weeks notice as it is your duty to train your own replacement.
Thank you for your loyalty to our company. We are here to provide a positive employment experience.
Therefore, all questions, comments, concerns, complaints, frustrations, irritations, aggravations, insinuations, allegations, accusations, contemplation, consternation, or input should be directed elsewhere.
Have a nice week.
The Management

Symbol of hope

This is an appeal that goes out to all of our readers. And everyone else.
Aditty Halder is eighteen. She was, until a month ago, about to take her HSC exams and proceed through life like any other teenager.
Until one month ago, however Aditty was diagnosed with bone cancer.
Around the globe, there are millions of people today wearing the orange wristband "Symbol of Hope" for the Cancer Foundation, raising money for the benefit of cancer patients everywhere.
Aditti today, is wearing intravenous plugs and waiting in a hospital bed in Mirpur for money so that her life can be saved. The expenses are enormous by the standards of a middle-class family; at the very least, treatment in Mumbai is going to cost between twelve and fifteen lakh taka, and the more established centre in Bangkok will require closer to the twenty lakh figure.
Her story has been going around the country for the last two weeks in the established daily newspapers, such as the Janokontho, among others. There is aid coming in, from various sources, but it's hardly close to enough. It's not even beginning to get there.
Why should we care? After all, this kind of thing happens all the time, doesn't it? To so many other people out there, and besides, we did our part, we put in our ten bucks for that-kid-called-Amit some time back, so…
We care, because once again, it is within our power to save a life, and show that we can, and we do, care about people around us and manage to live like real, live, flesh and blood people with souls instead of mindless ghouls.
It only takes so much. In schools, students can raise their own funds of sorts collecting lunch money, or a slice of their allowance, and passing it on to their teachers, who can subsequently pass it on Aditty's family; I know of one group that's organizing a charity concert for her benefit that's looking for sponsors among corporations, so that the proceedings may once again go to Aditty's benefit. Anyone and everyone has the ability to help, if only in a little way.
You may not know Aditty, and for that matter, neither do I, personally. I've just visited her once, never even said a word to her she was in no condition to talk but I know that every one of our readers can do their little part, towards helping Aditty get her life back. It's an utterly ordinary life, to be sure, but if for once you knew that you had the power to help someone keep her life, to make a difference you could see, in front of you, in the life of one person, as a symbol of hope for people all around the world?
Or, skipping all the noble poetry wouldn't you care?
for more information please contact lancer_3k@hotmail.com

By Lancer



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