Location- Political Rally
Pros- Besides all the radi-cool benefits, you may also be given a packet of sweets/tehari and near about 50 taka for attending the processions. Also, most people present are hired, unemployed out-of-towners so you can learn a lot about leading a useless life. Also, you will gain first-hand insight into 'our' political scene, which is not a chip off the old block. Stop raving about Obama, his coming into 'their' office, will do nothing for us. Let's focus on our elections, please.
Cons- Well, it seems the party-pooping Chief Adviser has outlawed all such gatherings, so they may take place less often, but never low-profile. The problem is that cops may swoop on you all of a sudden and beat you to pulp. That's where the damn brickbats come into play. The danger of serious physical damage may put you off, but then again, the danger only adds to the thrill.
By Osama Rahman
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I was wondering if there is some process by which a person can submit articles of their own. I'm not really sure how it works though.
We get this letter often asking how people can write to us. So from now on we've added that as part of our mailbox intro.
A letter to somebody
Amidst all the pressure of living, getting jolted to remember the school times was tough but refreshing.
Nuzhat Binte Arif's “A letter to nobody” last week reminded me of all my friends especially those with whom we got into scrapes in school. We spent enough time in front of the principals office, sometimes holding our ears. Those were great times. Well, maybe not the holding-ear part especially when girls walked by.
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That's our question too - RS
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A letter from Md. Mizanul Islam, Head of Physical Education, Sunnydale, regarding a report on Second Annual Sunnydale Basketball Tournament (Rising Stars, October 30, 2008), wrote:
We acknowledge the news coverage by Samama Rahman on the recently concluded Inter-school Basketball Tournament hosted by our school and avail this opportunity to provide our official response to specific points referred to by Ms Rahman in her article.
It is standard practice in all basketball tournaments hosted by Sunnydale to have a committee made up of representatives from all participating schools. This tournament was no exception. In order to have complete transparency the tournament committee is empowered to arbitrate any complaint or grievances related to the standard of refereeing and the general running of the tournament. Ms Samama has made several observations in her article which range from 'poor refereeing' to 'a lack of integrity by Sunnydale officials in managing the tournament'. To the best of our knowledge, no official representative from any school including the losing finalists SFX Greenherald and Sunbeams have submitted any oral or written complaint regarding any aspect of the tournament. All participating schools have accepted the results, the awards and the acknowledgements that their respective tournament positions entail.
In light of our response, we feel that it would be a useful exercise if Ms Rahman were to closely review the overall basis of her conclusions regarding the basketball tournament at Sunnydale in her future roles as a young reporter.
Did you know?
Until the mid 1750s, navigation at sea was an unsolved problem due to the difficulty in calculating longitudinal position. Navigators could determine their latitude by measuring the sun's angle at noon. However, to find their longitude, they needed a portable time standard that would work aboard a ship. The purpose of a chronometer is to keep the time of a known fixed location, which can then serve as a reference point for determining the ship's position. Conceptually, by comparing local high noon to the chronometer's time, a navigator could use the time difference to determine the ship's present longitude.
The problem of creating a seaworthy timepiece was difficult. Until the 20th century, the best timekeepers were pendulum clocks, and the rolling of a ship at sea rendered the ordinary, gravity-based pendulum useless. John Harrison, a Yorkshire carpenter, invented a clock design using a fast-beating balance controlled by a temperature- compensated spiral spring whose motion was not influenced by gravity or the motion of a ship.
This general layout remained in use until microchips reduced the cost of a quartz clock to the point that electronic chronometers became commonplace.
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