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Seth Weintraub

When it comes to breaking Mac secrets, it's a tough job. Somehow, though, Seth and his team manages to do it over and over again, day-in day-out. His Twitter bio says it all: "Technology addict, 9to5Mac Founder, Fortune Google columnist, USC Football fan, VFR Pilot and Proud Father".

Tom Warren

Trying to out scoop Microsoft hacks when you aren’t based in Seattle has got to be a tough gig. However, Tom Warren, previously with, doesn’t see something like distance (he is based in London) get in the way as he consistently breaks stories coming out of Redmond ahead of the west coast. This is one connected reporter when it comes to the Microsoft beat.

Stuart Dredge

Stuart is probably one of the best kept secrets outside of his core beat of phones, apps, mobile gaming and music services, yet he dominates the scene with consistent scoops and features. His beat might be narrow, but those who read him are always influenced.

Nilay Patel

Engadget is teeming with talent, but there is only one man on the team that can take a lawsuit story, break it down and give you a chance of understanding all within a handful of paragraphs. Combine that with a passion for “quality journalism”, the massive audience and presence Engadget has, and you can see why Nilay is on the list.

Eric M. Zeman

When it comes to the US phone market, Eric is your man. Covering the beat for both news and reviews, his writing has the ability to make or break a product. might not be one of the biggest mobile phone sites out there, but Eric has a strong grasp on the industry, those who work in it, and always knows exactly what’s going on, even if he can’t officially tell anyone.

Zach Epstein

Boy Genius Report is consistently getting exclusives and influencing smaller sites' agendas. Zach Epstein, alongside Andrew Munchbach and founder Jonathan Geller, uses that influence to break stories on a regular basis on everything from which smartphone is launching where to the latest mobile industry news.

Dan Frommer

Dan’s bio on Silicon alley reads: "Dan Frommer is senior staff writer at Business Insider. He writes about Apple and other big players in the technology industry, with a special focus on mobile tech". What it doesn’t say is that he is normally the only one in the room asking the questions around the edge of a story. That means amazing insights, great quotes and plenty of stories that change the way we think about the big announcements from the industry.

Ben Parr

Co-editor of Mashable since 2009, Ben has the power to influence a lot of other influencers in his role at Mashable. Whether it’s covering Google or Facebook, he is in on the social networking scene knowing how and why it ticks.

Rory Cellan

A self-confessed non-geek, Rory is the BBC technology correspondent tasked with bringing the big stories of the day to the Beeb’s mass-market audience. That means radio, TV and insightful blogs that have the power to not only educate, but also bring down companies.

Dr Aleks Krotoski

Having informed the world of the digital revolution, Aleks regularly uses the Guardian blogs to bring her incredibly insightful views and opinions to the biggest stories of the day. This is breaking-down tech at it’s finest.

Common Forum / Balancing Between Office And Family
« on: April 26, 2011, 11:06:28 AM »
One of the biggest issues that both employees and employers face is balancing between the demands from home and work. Making happy the boss or other colleagues at office and the spouse and other family members at home is not an easy task. As the family structure changes, people are more used to coping with various family issues. There is no question or doubt that the work-family balance is at the centre of many office arguments and talks.
Balancing is always a complex issue, and when it is about making a balance between the boss and wife/husband, the task involves intensive time management at first. Also, career paths, gender roles, financial values and many other factors are there.


Sports Zone / World Cup ticket conundrum
« on: February 02, 2011, 02:08:27 PM »
As the excitement begins to reach a crescendo in the coming days leading to the opening game in February 19, there is a growing concern among the general public about the availability of the tickets in time. With the BCB President himself making ambiguous comments about the allocations for ministers and MPs, former national players venting their frustrations quite publicly and justifiably with the way they have been treated over the issue of tickets, the situation is hardly encouraging for the tax-paying, sports-loving individual.
World Cup Cricket 2011 is by far the biggest sporting event the country will host and these early signs naturally beg the question of whether the personnel selected to organize the show are efficient and worthy of such a huge responsibility. The comical posture of one official, a former high profile footballer, in front of international dignitaries at the count-down show was a glaring indication towards this concern. The subsequent confusion over the tickets has further compounded the misgiving. It gets even worse

Sharifur Rahman

Discussion on Creative Problem Solving / Traffic Jam
« on: February 02, 2011, 01:58:51 PM »
Of late traffic congestion has become an acute problem. The traffic police are introducing new rules frequently for the drivers, but nothing is working. It seems it is not a manageable problem at all. The number of vehicles is not the reason for such traffic jam. I feel it is the traffic management which is at fault. We remember, during the army backed caretaker government the traffic was well managed and there was less traffic jam. This means, people strictly follow the traffic rules under efficient management. In general, Bangladeshis are not a law-abiding nation. Here people get proud in flouting the laws than obeying them.
Traffic rules are there, but none bothers to obey. Most of the drivers of private cars have no valid driving licenses. They compete anywhere at any time to overtake each other and create blockage on the road; they park their cars at any place in the jam-packed area.
Pedestrians' frequent crossing of roads, unguarded railway crossings, occupation of 30% road by the hawkers and pedestrians, shortage of flyovers in the intersections, lack of knowledge of traffic police, bus stoppage at any place are the main reasons behind this situation.
I believe efficient handling of traffic system may bring down 80% of traffic jam in Dhaka. In western countries there is deterrent punishment for traffic rule violators. Traffic jam is not only taking away valuable working hours, it is also burning billions of dollars of imported fuels.


Environmental Science and Disaster Management / Balance of environment
« on: November 21, 2010, 12:06:52 PM »
As a green and a playground of beauties, Bangladesh was once every coveted place for the tourists. They used to come here and be charmed by its colourful landscapes which was like a dream to them. Numerous rivers, canals, marshy lands, boundless green fields and birds of different kinds are symbols of beauty as well as Nature's way of balancing the environment. But irresponsible decisions of some ambitious people are destroying its beauty and environment. In the name of development they are constructing multi-storied buildings, markets and factories by earth-filling rivers, canals and ponds. Many such projects in the Capital, and indeed all over Bangladesh, are going on without impediment. Due to this the country is loosing croplands; as a result our food production is also decreasing by the day. Loss of wetland is also causing unemployment to the fishermen. Such harmful projects must be stopped forthwith, and the government should take immediate steps in this regard.

Sharifur Rahman

Sports Zone / Sachin made ambassador for WC 2011
« on: November 13, 2010, 10:14:33 AM »
Iconic Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who is set to become only the second player in the history of cricket to play six ODI World Cups, was named on Thursday the official ambassador of the event to be held in the sub-continent next year.

Tendulkar will be called upon to promote and support a variety of ICC initiatives for the tournament, which is the third biggest sporting event in the world and will take place in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka from February 19 to April 2 next year, the ICC said in a statement.

"There are just 100 days to go and I am really looking forward to playing in another Cricket World Cup," said Tendulkar, who will join Pakistan's Javed Miandad as the only other player to take part in six World Cups.

Sharifur Rahman

Sports Zone / ICC Cricket world cup history
« on: November 11, 2010, 10:44:53 AM »
The first men's cricket World Cup (the women's tournament was the first such global cricket event, held two years before) was held in England in the summer of 1975, when limited over cricket was still a novelty, and a form of the game not taken too seriously by practitioners of the more serious business of Test cricket.

The format for the tournament would be unbelievable now with the whole tournament lasting a total of fifteen days and containing only eight teams. Of the eight, Sri Lanka and East Africa were not Test-playing nations. They qualified through the ICC Trophy.

At that time, one-day matches in England were played over 60overs. The day of cricket it was structured differently to what it is not. Along Test match lines, lunch was taken after 30overs (2 hours) in the first innings, and tea taken at a similar stage of the second innings.

The teams were divided into two groups, playing each other once and the top two in each group progressing to the semifinals stage.

Throughout them were the most dominant team in the tournament, obliterating every obstacle in their path to World Cup glory. The early seeds of West Indian dominance that prevailed over the best part of the next two decades were sown in this tournament. Clive Lloyd, the powerful left-handed batsman, commanded a team with an even mix of youth and experience, all brimming with talent.

With a top six comprising Fredericks, Greenidge, Kallicharan, Kanhai, Lloyd and Richards, the West Indian batting was in safe hands. Richards, the master blaster to be, was still in his first year of international cricket, and the brunt of the scoring was done by the likes of Kallicharan, Kanhai, Murray, Fredericks and Lloyd, who weighed in with a tour de force against Australia in the final. Kanhai was the old man of the side, and bowed out of international cricket after his sparkling half-century in the final.

It was their bowling, though, that did the most damage; they bowled their opponents out for less than 200 in three of their five matches. Their attack boasted 4 high-quality pace bowlers with the great Andy Roberts, the most economical bowler of the tournament, leading the charge with genuine pace and cunning. His opening partner, Bernard Julien was joint leading wicket-taker for the West Indies along with Keith Boyce, and second highest for the tournament. Vanburn Holder was a fast-medium bowler, unusual for a West Indian at a time when speed dominated. He was nonetheless a steady bowler relying on accuracy and determination. Clive Lloyd with his medium pacers, and Richards with his leg spin provided steady backup. Master spinner Lance Gibbs played in only one match - their opening encounter against Sri Lanka.

They breezed through to the final, and looked in trouble only once - during their one-wicket victory over Pakistan in the league stages. The final itself was a nail-biting affair after Australia threatened an unlikely victory with a 41-run 10th wicket stand, but glory was not to be denied the Caribbean Kings as they took the first World Cup by 17 runs, and set the stage for the dominance to follow.

Source: The Daily Star

Sharifur Rahman

Journalism & Mass Communication / Why study Journalism
« on: November 03, 2010, 02:36:42 PM »

As new technology offers citizens unprecedented access to information, journalism confronts intriguing new challenges. Traditional media power is facing competition from citizen journalism and the anarchic democracy of the internet. New skills are at a premium as newspapers migrate online, video and podcasts proliferate and blogging expands to do battle with conventional commentary.

The news industry is in a period of spectacular change. Serious journalism about public affairs must compete for attention with an expanding supply of infotainment. Distinctions between broadcasting and printing are disappearing. There is no longer a single public sphere. Sport, celebrity and the arts claim places alongside politics, economics and diplomacy as topics deserving coverage.

In the past, few successful British journalists were formally qualified. To become a doctor or lawyer required rigorous academic and professional training; many reporters simply muddled through, exercising power without reflection or responsibility. Now the era of the amateur is over. To serve the public properly, the top reporters, correspondents and columnists of the future will need excellent vocational skills and highly trained minds.

Sharifur Rahman

Be a Business man/woman / MLM and our youth
« on: October 31, 2010, 03:34:58 PM »
Multi-level Marketing (MLM) is a well-known term in our country. This specific kind of business is increasing rapidly. Youths are engaged in this business in general and students in particular. Students are wasting their valuable time in quest of money. If they utilize their time properly, it wont be tough for them to get money in future. They should, therefore, engage themselves in extra curricular activities such as debates, social welfare, etc., beside their education, which will help them to be good citizens. It is a matter of sorrow that we always want to get everything easily in the shortest possible time.

Sharifur Rahman

Sports Zone / Performance of our cricketers
« on: October 31, 2010, 03:09:33 PM »

To be honest, we are stunned by the performance of our national cricket team. What makes it more significant is that they have clinched the series without having two key players. It is Sakib who has made the difference by leading from the front as a captain. Credit goes to the whole team. This victory will raise the confidence level of our players ahead of the world cup, which is just three months away.


Sharifur Rahman

Journalism & Mass Communication / Useful International Journalism Links
« on: October 30, 2010, 09:57:02 AM »
Useful international journalism links:
Amnesty International
Committee of Concerned Journalists
Committee to Protect Journalists
Dart Center for Journalism &Trauma
Frontline Club (UK-based)
Global Voices Advocacy
Global Voices Online
Human Rights Watch
Index on Censorship
International Center for Journalists
International Federation of Journalists
International Journalists' Network
International News Safety Institute
International Press Institute
Media Standards Trust (UK-based)
open Democracy
Reporters Without Borders (RSF)


Sharifur Rahman

Journalism & Mass Communication / What is Press Conference ?
« on: October 23, 2010, 12:15:15 PM »
Press conference
Among all types of interviews it is one of the most popular interview types as here at the same time other than getting the information the reporter has the direct opportunity of asking if anything else he or she wants to know to the persons who organized the press conference. Press conference resembles the group interview technique. In a press conference the reporters and the photojournalists of the newspapers are called to meet a particular authority who wants to inform something in a particular place.  A group of people from that particular authority sit with their information in front of the journalist with an intention to inform them. After informing them the authority opens a question answer session for the reporters where they can be further informed if they have anything left to be known.  In most cases the information are given to the reporters in a written form which is called press release.  
A press conference could be to inform anything new or sometimes it could be to give the own opinion on a certain decision taken by a certain group of people. For example when the Bangabandhu national stadium was allocated for football the cricket authority calling a press meet or conference protested it giving their own opinion.  

Sharifur Rahman

Journalism & Mass Communication / What is Interview?
« on: October 14, 2010, 01:16:20 PM »

Very simply the interview means a question-answer session between two persons, sometimes on the basis of some predetermined questions or sometimes on the basis of some instant questions in search of particular information. But normally we are familiar with interview as a personal contact between the reporter and the interviewee. The modern interview consists of a personal contact between two people and they are the reporter and the interviewee. It blends the reporter’s impression and his description with the interviewees own comments in reply to the reporter’s questions. For journalists or reporters interview is one of the most important techniques or way of gathering information for writing a story. Over the years it has emerged as a journalistic art form.

Sharifur Rahman

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