Thought of the week:
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.
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By The Girl Next Door
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
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:
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
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