Student Express Super Bowling Championship 2014


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Student Express has organized and took part in almost 35 events in recent years. Under Student Express group, we have organized an art competition named “Ekusher Angon” in order to celebrate International Mother Language Day. Just like every other event, this time Student Express organized a Super Bowling Championship 2014, at Dubai International Bowling Center.

With a very limited amount of time, all the arrangements were made. Within boundary of two weeks we made all the arrangements from advertising about the event and team registration process, everything went smoothly. The response was enormous for taking part in the event. However we had limited space for teams, only 15 teams were allowed to take part in the tournament. Many teams felt disappointed as they could not make in time to register first and take part in the tournament.

Finally the day arrived, all the participants ready to fight for the Championship trophy and the Silver COIN.  We started the venue registration and by the time we were done with it, our chief guest arrived, Mr. Kiriti Chakma (Vice Consul, Bangladesh Consulate – Dubai & Northern Emirates). The opening of the tournament was performed by our Chief Guest, throwing a bowl to hit the pins. As soon as the opening, all the team got down in the battle to become the Super Champion Team of the Super Bowling Championship.

The battle finished and the time to announce the Super Bowling Team. All the teams were quite competitive and the results were astonishing. The title Super Champion for the Super Bowling Tournament was won by “The Bowling Boys”, team made by students of Ibn Seena English School, Sharjah. Following them the runners up was the Heriot-Watt University Dubai’s Team name “Metric Fate”. The winning team was given champion trophies and Sapil Perfumes gift bags. The runners up were given the runners up trophies and gift bags as well. The Top Scorer was from the Champion Team, Mr. Danish who grabbed the title of the Top Scorer and took home the 60 grams Pure Silver Coin.

On behalf of whole Student Express team we would like to thank all our Sponsors, participants and volunteers for the smooth running of the event. We have tried to make all the participants feel good. During the event we captured events in the form of photos, which are posted on our Facebook page. [ https://www.facebook.com/studentexpress.uae ]

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Jamuna makes its way to final : Wal​ton-Rtv Independen​ce Day Football


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The first Semi Final of Walton-Rtv Independence Day Football tournament held yesterday. Jamuna a Team Managed by Student Express a Student group of Expatriate Bangladeshi’s made its way to final after a head to head fight with Padma (Team from Umm Al Quiwan) Both the team scored 2 Goal each for a Tie.

Organizer’s decided another 10+5+10 minutes play to decide. Goal less 2nd phase pushed the match into Penalty shoot outs. Thousand of spectators holding their breath witnessed another tie in shoot out.

This was the first semi final of the tournament which was decided by a SUDDEN Death goal. Padma Captain Missed the GOLDEN Goal while Jamuna scored and qualified as the First Team into Final. Jamuna will play against the winning team of next Semi final (Surma vs Dholeshwari). 2nd Semi final date yet to be declared. Thousands of spectators turned up to watch the Match.

Tournament Advisors, Community leaders and large number of family also were present to watch this match. Dr. Mahmudul Haque, Commercial counsilor was present as Chief Guest and gave away Man of the Match Prize to Padma Goal Keeper Masum. Mr. Mahmud Mamun, Managing Partner of Mohd. Moqbul Trading llc was present as special guest with Engineer Mr. Zafar and Mr Sayeed of Jabal Noor Printing Press.

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Dubai International Academic City Successfully Concludes First Winter Week of Welcome


Dubai International Academic City Successfully Concludes First Winter Week of Welcome

Event Serves as Creative Platform for Students to Experience University Life at DIAC

Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), the region’s premier destination for higher education and a member of TECOM Investments’ Education Cluster, successfully rolled out its first winter edition of the Week of Welcome, bringing together students and faculty members from across the universities based at the academic destination. Aimed at welcoming students to the DIAC campus and introducing new students to the university lifestyle, the winter initiative was organised by the DIAC Student Hub from 22-23 February as a prelude to the signature Week of Welcome held annually in October.

The Week of Welcome serves as a perfect platform for new and existing students from diverse cultures and backgrounds to interact with one another and gain a glimpse of student life at DIAC. It is also open to high school students to enable them to experience campus lifestyle and understand the importance of a balance between academic and personal excellence.

Dr Ayoub Kazim, Managing Director, TECOM Investments’ Education Cluster, said: “At DIAC, we acknowledge the importance of extracurricular activity as an essential contributor to the overall advancement of students. In addition to making students feel instantly at ease and helping them integrate into the larger student community, the event enables universities to introduce their services, facilities and faculty to their students.” Key attractions at WoW included stage performances featuring singers, dancers and musicians in addition to competitions, a fashion show and a flea market. Dr. T. R. Venkatesh, Academic Head, Amity University Dubai, said: “Amity University has received tremendous support from Dubai International Academic City. The plethora of benefits and services that it extends to students is truly commendable.

“Initiatives such as the Week of Welcome play a crucial role in creating an ideal work-play balance and encouraging students to explore their talent. These are key essentials that contribute to enriching the student experience and ensure their overall development. In addition to striving for academic excellence, Amity University prioritises the participation of its students in the activities organized by DIAC’s Student Hub. The Week of Welcome is looked forward to with great interest as an ideal ice-breaking event for new joiners.”

Mandeep Kathuria, an undergraduate student of Mechanical Engineering at BITS Pilani, said: “The Week of Welcome is much more than an event – it is a celebration featuring a number of cultural activities that are organized and performed by the students of DIAC. More importantly, it gives students a chance to interact and enjoy as one cohesive unit. Personally, as a student representative, I look forward to the WoW experience and enjoy participating in events such as the Talent Hunt and Fresher’s Night. I look forward to many more such initiatives in the near future.”

Mandated to act as the liaison between the student body and DIAC Management, the Student Representative Council that falls under the guidance of the Student Hub offers services that facilitate an enriching student experience. The Student Hub organises sporting, social and community events and activities including the DIAC Career Fair, Graffiti Art and the DIAC Sports Tournament. The team additionally provides students with guidance on numerous issues including immigration and visas, internships and career placements. Personal development seminars and workshops are also permanent calendar events at DIAC.

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GM Plans to Turn Car Windows Into Interactive Displays


General Motors Co. is developing a way to advance back seat entertainment by turning windows into an interactive touchscreen window.

The “Windows of Opportunity” (WOO) invites rear-seat passengers, especially children, to play games or use other apps to kill time during a ride.

“Advanced windows that are capable of responding to vehicle speed and location could augment real world views with interactive enhancements to provide entertainment and educational value,” Tom Seder of General Motors R&D labs says.

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Amazon may launch a smartphone in Q4 2012


Amazon.com Inc may launch its own smartphone in the fourth quarter of 2012, Citigroup said, citing its supply-chain channel checks in Asia.

In a research note dated Nov. 17, the brokerage said it believes the online retail giant is now jointly developing the phone with the world’s top contract cellphone maker Foxconn International Holdings Ltd.

“With the clear success of the Kindle e-Reader over the past 3 years, and Kindle Fire possibly succeeding in the low-priced tablet market, we view this as the next logical step for Amazon,” the brokerage said.

It expects Amazon to pay non-recurring engineering fees to Foxconn, but Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd to actually make the device and multiple components.

The brokerage expects the smartphone to adopt a Texas Instruments processor and Qualcomm’s baseband chips.

“We expect Amazon’s smartphone to be a mid-end device based on the processor it adopts,” the brokerage said, and pegged the company’s total cost for making such a phone at $150-$170 each.

The company’s recently launched Kindle Fire tablet device uses components from Texas Instruments Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Hynix Semiconductor.

The first Kindle Fire shipped on Nov. 14 and Amazon is expected to sell as many as five million of the devices in the fourth quarter and more next year.

“We continue to believe Amazon has now set its eyes on the Mobile (and tablet) Media and Product consumption frontier.”
Shares of the company closed at $204.5 on Thursday on Nasdaq and were up about 1 percent in Friday pre-market trading.

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Facebook hit with unsolicited porn, violent videos !


Facebook Inc said on Tuesday that it is investigating a rash of unsolicited graphic images that hit some users’ accounts this week.

The images, Internet links and videos depicting pornography and violence have hit some people’s Facebook newsfeeds in recent days.

“We experienced a coordinated spam attack that exploited a browser vulnerability,” Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes said in a statement emailed to Reuters. “Our efforts have drastically limited the damage caused by this attack, and we are now in the process of investigating to identify those responsible.”

Facebook does not know yet who was behind the attack and a motive was not clear, Noyes added during an interview with Reuters.

Facebook users were tricked into pasting and executing “malicious” javascript in their browser URL bar, which led to them unknowingly sharing the content, Noyes explained.

Facebook engineers have been working to reduce this browser vulnerability, he added.

Facebook and other “Web 2.0” sites are easy targets for such attacks because they pull in a lot of content from outside sources, according to Paul Ferguson, senior threat researcher at Trend Micro Inc.

“It seems every other day there is some new Facebook ‘threat,’ but this is just the new reality of Web 2.0 and social networking,” Ferguson said. “It is ‘low-hanging fruit’ for criminals.”

Source: bdnews24

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DIAC Week of Welcome receives Students for New Academic Year


Week of Welcome, an annual signature event hosted by Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) to mark the beginning of a fresh academic year, opened to an enthusiastic response from new and existing students across 27 universities based at the academic free zone.

Organised by DIAC’s Student Hub, Week of Welcome (referred to as WOW) is a perfect platform for students to interact and gain insight into campus life. The students are particularly familiarized with the activities and facilities offered by the Student Hub. Information on relevant local regulations and cultural sensitivities is also shared during the event.

 The programme that kicked off on 2 October will continue until 6 October. Day-one opened with a two-hour orientation session that shed light on the cultural offerings of the UAE as well as the code of conduct prescribed to DIAC students.

Ibrahim Jamel, Director of Operations, Education Cluster, TECOM Investments, and Nasif Kayed, General Manager, Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU), welcomed the students to the event that is set to roll out a series of recreational activities through the week.  Read More >>

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Apple to reveal iPhone 5 on Oct. 4


After months of rumors about the iPhone 5, sources inside Apple have reportedly confirmed that the company will unveil the new iPhone on Oct. 4

The iPhone 5 might be available within a few weeks of the announcement, although the date has not been revealed.

The announcement will be the first for Apple´s new CEO, after the departure of Steve Jobs in August.

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Watching SpongeBob Slows Children’s Thinking Skills


Researchers have found that immediately after children watch the spongy character from Bikini Bottom, they scored significantly lower scores in executive brain exercises compared with children that did not watch SpongeBob.

University of Washington pediatrics professor Dr. Dimitri A. Christakis noted, “Connecting fast-paced television viewing to deficits in executive function … has profound impacts for children´s cognitive and social development.”

Nickelodeon, which airs SpongeBob, had a different opinion to offer CNN on the matter of the study, saying that, “having 60 non-diverse kids, who are not part of the show´s targeted demo, watch 9 minutes of programming is questionable methodology.”

 

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A Diamond-Crystal Planet found by Astronomers


A diamond-crystal planet five times the size of Earth and with more mass than Jupiter has been discovered in our own Milky Way galaxy.

An international team of astronomers led by Swinburne University of Technology in Australia spotted the exotic planet racing around a tiny star 4,000 light years away and published their findings Thursday in the journal Science.

The “cosmic bling,” as Wired called it, is far denser than any other known planet, consisting mostly of carbon. It is because of this density that the carbon must be crystalline, making a large part of the planet diamond.

In addition to carbon, the new planet is likely to also harbor oxygen but not hydrogen and helium.

Astronomers believe the diamond planet was once a huge star of its own before a companion pulsar ripped off its outer later and stole most of its mass.

Pulsars are dead neutron stars that emit beams of high radiation that appear almost like blinking lights. The diamond planet orbits a fast-spinning pulsar that’s about 12 miles in diameter, around the same size as London.

Reuters reports that researchers from institutions in five countries used a variety of radio telescopes and 200,000 gigabytes of data to find the diamond planet and its companion pulsar.

Radio telescope data show that the glittery planet orbits its star at a distance of about 370,000 miles, making a year on planet diamond just two hours long.

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