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Common Forum/Request/Suggestions / NOTICE: Foundation Day
« on: February 12, 2014, 08:54:32 PM »
Dear Students,

We have only two days left to enjoy the glorious 12th Foundation Day of our university. You are requested to present at sharp 7:00 am in the Manik Mia Avenue on 15 February 2014 on the occasion of  12th Founding Anniversary. Bring your ID Card and Lunch Coupon. Don’t forget to bring the Raffle Draw Coupon to join the Raffle Draw session. 10+ International Air Tickets and huge gift items are waiting for you. The Raffle Draw Session will be conducted at 11:00 AM. All the students are asked to remain present during the session with the Break Fast Coupon.

The prizes will be announced and handed over on the spot. Go get it and don’t miss your chance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Wishing to see you all at DIU Permanent Campus.

Along with Latin, Greek is probably the language that most influenced other languages around the world. Many English words derive directly from Greek ones, and knowing their origin and meaning is important.

Below you will find 12 Greek words that are commonly used in our society. The next time you hear someone saying “Kudos to you,” you will know where it comes from.

1. Acme

The highest point of a structure. The peak or zenith of something. One could say that Rome reached the acme of its power on 117 AD, under the rule of Trajan.

2. Acropolis

Acro means edge or extremity, while polis means city. Acropolis, therefore, refers to cities that were built with security purposes in mind. The word Acropolis is commonly associated with Greece’s capital Athens, although it can refer to any citadel, including Rome and Jerusalem.

3. Agora

The Agora was an open market place, present in most cities of the ancient Greece. Today the term can be used to express any type of open assembly or congregation.

4. Anathema

Anathema is a noun and it means a formal ban, curse or excommunication. It can also refer to someone or something extremely negative, disliked or damned. Curiously enough, the original Greek meaning for this word was “something offered to the gods.”

5. Anemia

Anemia refers to a condition characterized by a qualitative or quantitative deficiency of the red blood cells (or of the hemoglobin). Over the years, however, the term started to appear in other contexts, referring to any deficiency that lies at the core of a system or organization.

6. Ethos

Translated literally from the Greek, ethos means “accustomed place.” It refers to a disposition or characteristics peculiar to a specific person, culture or movement. Synonyms include mentality, mindset and values.

7. Dogma

Dogma refers to the established belief or set of principles held by a religion, ideology or by any organization. Dogmas are also authoritative and undisputed. Outside of the religious context, therefore, the term tends to carry a negative connotation. Notice that the plural is either dogmata or dogmas.

8. Eureka

The exclamation Eureka is used to celebrate a discovery, and it can be translated to “I have found!”. It is attributed to the famous Greek mathematician Archimedes. While taking a bath, he suddenly realized that the water displaced must be equal to the volume of the part of his body he had submerged. He got so excited with the discovery that he left his home and started to run and shout “Eureka!” through the streets of Syracuse.

9. Genesis

Genesis means birth or origin. There are many synonyms for this word, including beginning, onset, start, spring, dawn and commencement. Genesis is also the name of the first book of the Bible.

10. Phobia

Many people wrongly think that a phobia is a fear. In reality it is more than that. Phobia is an irrational and exaggerated fear of something. The fear can be associated with certain activities, situations, things or people.

11. Plethora

You have a plethora when you go beyond what is needed or appropriate. It represents an excess or undesired abundance.

12. Kudos

Kudos means fame or glory, usually resulting from an important act or achievement. It is interesting to notice that in Greek and in the Standard British English, Kudos is a singular noun. Inside the United States, however, it is often used in a plural form (e.g., You deserve many kudos for this accomplishment!)

Common Forum/Request/Suggestions / Explanation of some common words
« on: December 23, 2013, 11:21:30 PM »

Common Forum/Request/Suggestions / Commoners Who Became Princesses:
« on: September 05, 2013, 07:34:59 PM »
Commoners Who Became Princesses:

Kate Middleton
Catherine Middleton's 2011 marriage to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, revived the country's interest (and the world's, for that matter) in the royal family. The wedding ignited a media frenzy that has continued with the birth of the couple's first baby, George, in July.

    Kendra Spears and Prince Rahim Aga Khan
    Photo by: Getty Images
    Rita Hayworth


    Rita Hayworth

    Screen goddess Rita Hayworth married playboy Prince Aly Khan in 1949. The first Hollywood actress to wed royalty, she     
    was pregnant with their only child, Yasmin, at the time.
    Sarah Croker-Poole

    Fashion model Sarah Croker-Poole dipped her toe into the royal waters with her starter marriage to Lord James Charles Crichton-Stuart in 1959. The two divorced in 1968 and she graduated to full-blown princess the following year when she wed Prince Karim Aga Khan IV. That marriage ended in 1995, though she was allowed to keep her princess title.
    Wallis Simpson

    Edward VIII, king of the United Kingdom, gave up his throne to marry American double divorcee Wallis Simpson in 1937. While she never became a princess, Simpson did snag the title of Duchess of Windsor.
Lisa Najeeb Halaby
Queen Noor of Jordan was born in Washington, D.C., but gave up her American citizenship to marry King Hussein in 1978. She was his fourth wife and is the stepmother of the country's current ruler, King Abdullah, who ascended to the throne after his father succumbed to cancer in 1999.

Sarah Ferguson

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew, Duke of York, were only married from 1992 to 1996 but remain close friends. Recently Fergie was invited to Balmoral, the queen's Scottish retreat, and there are rumors she and the prince may remarry (which their reps have denied).

Masako Owada
Harvard-educated Masako Owada turned down Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito twice before finally accepting his marriage proposal. The two married in 1993.

Lalla Salma

The daughter of a schoolteacher, Princess Lalla Salma, wife of King Mohammed VI, was the first wife of a Moroccan ruler to be given a title.

Rania Al-Yassin
Kuwaiti-born Rania Al-Yassin married Prince Abdullah of Jordan in 1993. An advocate for global education who has appeared in Vogue, she strives to present a more modern image of Arab women to the world. She even identifies herself on Twitter as "a mum and a wife with a really cool day job."

Marie-Chantal Miller
Daughter of billionaire Robert Miller, who co-founded Duty Free Shops, and his Ecuadorian-born wife, Maria Clara Pesantas, Marie-Chantal Miller married Prince Pavlos of Greece in 1995. He called it "love at first sight" when he met her at a dinner party thrown by mutual friends.

Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano
Before marrying Felipe, Prince of Asturias, heir to the Spanish throne, Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano worked as a news anchor and journalist. The couple's 2004 wedding in Madrid marked the first royal wedding in the city in a century.

Mary Elizabeth Donaldson

A native of Australia, Mary Elizabeth Donaldson met Frederick, the crown prince of Denmark, in a Sydney pub when he was attending the 2000 Olympic Games. The two had a long-distance courtship and married in 2004.


I would like to share this amazing life story of Cicada , an insect, found in many parts of the world about which I came to know from my elder brother Dr. Shaugat stays at Tennessee.

About 2,500 species of cicada have been described. In USA different regions have this insect. Their life span is mind blowing and amazing. These insects are born from the eggs, right after they are born they dig holes and make their way to the ground and burrow in for a dark 17-year juvenile period until the hormones kick in that will turn them into adults. This year somewhere between 500 billion to 1 trillion Cicadas is coming out from in different regions of USA. When the earth temperature is exactly 64 degree Fahrenheit (EXACTLY, not even one degree less or more), they crawl out from ground, shed their crunchy brown exoskeletons. Then the winged insects make their short-lived act above the surface known. Males make species-specific mating calls by vibrating a white, drum like plate, or tymbal, on either side of their abdomens. These chirping and clicking noises by females can be heard up to a mile away. Standing near an especially loud chorus of cicadas can be like standing near a motorcycle, with a racket reaching up to 100 decibels. Another example can be, when all the males are singing they are so loud that you will not hear an airplane even it flies just above your head. They spend their few weeks of adulthood mating and laying eggs in tree branches. Then the red-eyed insects will all die, leaving their 2-inch-long bodies to litter the ground. The newly hatched Brood II babies, meanwhile, will make their way back to the ground and another cycle of new generation starts. Those bugs will go on hiatus until 2030 and then continue the cycle. The cicadas coming out of the ground now were born in 1996.

Last year north-east Tennessee (where we live) had Cicada chorus. They also came out after 17 years and then a new generation is under the ground for next 17 years.
Few days back  my elder brother was driving by the mountain on his way to hospital, he heard that big loud cicada chorus. He was panicked thinking that his car was making noise. He stopped and then got out of the car. Then he I found that the tremendous noise was coming out from all the trees of mountains. It was an amazing experience! The chirping noise is all around, coming from all directions! he did not know what that was. Then one of his colleagues told him that that was Cicada songs!

Here are two pictures of one kind of Cicada.

English / Re: How to improve your English
« on: March 17, 2013, 09:21:41 PM »
Here are some usage of prepositions with pics, hope it will help our students

As it was predeclared that buses will leave Permanent Campus at 5:00 pm, responsible teacher and official should get alert at the time of departure and find out the assigned bus. It was their responsibilities to get into the right bus rather than depending on the bus driver and expecting that he will wait for assigned person's returning.

Common Forum/Request/Suggestions / Re: Notice
« on: February 20, 2013, 01:58:03 PM »

February 20, 2013
Students of Daffodil International University are hereby notified that the “International Mother Language Day” will be observed  at DIU Permanent Campus, Ashulia on 21 February 2013 at 9:15 am.

Common Forum/Request/Suggestions / Notice
« on: February 20, 2013, 10:19:16 AM »


20 February 2013

Students of Daffodil International University are hereby notified that the minimum CGPA requirement for a degree is 2.50 (Two Point Five). The students with running CGPA below 2.50 can improve their running CGPA in the following three semesters. Nevertheless, if any student fails to improve, they are given the option to retake the courses.

Common Forum/Request/Suggestions / Hatirjheel Google Snap
« on: February 20, 2013, 10:07:12 AM »

We face lots of difficulties while visiting Hatirjheel and go on wrong direction, the following will help a bit only:

Scholarship / Waiver on Last Semester's Final Result (SGPA)
« on: February 19, 2013, 12:59:41 PM »
11. The following students are  granted scholarship / tuition fees waiver on the basis of their performance (Merit basis) in the last Fall ‘12 semester

Under Graduate Programs: (with minimum 12 credits)

i.   B.Sc in CSE, CIS, CS, ETE ,EEE,SWE,ADFT, Env.Sc, B.Pharm, MTCA & Textile  : 3.75-3.79=10%, 3.80-3.84=15%, 3.85-3.89=20%, 3.90-399=40% and 4 out of 4=50%
ii.   BBA , Real Estate & B.Com (Hon)   : 3.75-3.79=10%, 3.80-3.84=15%, 3.85-3.89=20%, 3.90-399=40% and 4 out of 4=50%
iii.   B. A. (Hons) in English , LLB, LLB Pass & BSS in JMC : 3.60-3.74=10%, 3.75-3.79=15%, 3.80-3.84=20%, 3.85-3.89=40%, 3.90-4.00=50%

 Masters Programs              : (with minimum 09 credits)

iv.   MBA , M.Sc in CSE, M.Sc in ETE, M.Sc in TE & MS in MIS    : 3.75-3.79=10%, 3.80-3.84=15%, 3.85-3.89=20%, 3.90-399=40% and 4 out of 4=50%
v.   MA in Eng (Pre & Fl), MSS in JMC, LLM : 3.60-3.74=10%, 3.75-3.79=15%, 3.80-3.84=20%, 3.85-3.89=40%, 3.90-4.00=50%

Common Forum/Request/Suggestions / Picturer of Location Map
« on: February 14, 2013, 11:25:11 AM »
Here is the Location Map of Permanent Campus in the attached file. This will help to reach there on 16 February, 2013

Common Forum/Request/Suggestions / Transport Information Receipt
« on: February 13, 2013, 11:26:40 PM »

Being instructed by the concerned authority, I would like to request all the Faculty Members (those who have not collected the Receipt yet) to collect the Transport Information Receipt from the Office of the Registrar by tomorrow (14th February, 2013).

Important Note: The Receipt must be returned to the Office of the Registrar along with required information and Signature of the concerned Teacher on 17th February, 2013 (Sunday).   

On behalf of the Convener of Organizing Committee -

Guideline to be followed by the Students, Teachers and Admin Officials on 11th Founding Anniversary

All must be present in the Manik Mia Avenue at sharp 7:00 AM

All the students must wear his/her ID Cards so that they can be identified and also can keep away from outsiders to avoid any unexpected situation.

All the faculty members and administrative officials must wear his/her ID cards so that they can be identified easily and also can avoid outsiders to get involved.

Responsible Faculty Members should ensure breakfast packet for their assigned buses in time.

No one should go for lunch collection until unless it is announced by the presenter from the  stage.

Students must show their meal/lunch coupon at the time of Lunch Distribution and maintain queue, wait for his/her turn with patience.

The day long program will be live telecast on media, thus all faculty members and officials are requested to be aware of overall discipline and neatness. If any one observes any indiscipline, must face it immediately without waiting for any specific person/group.   

To ensure Return from Ashulia (Permanent Campus Spot) at sharp 5:00 PM

We are anticipating all sorts of cooperation and active support from all of you to make the program successful.

Common Forum/Request/Suggestions / How to Avoid Car Sickness
« on: February 11, 2013, 12:50:56 PM »

Many of us are suffering from Car sickness (mostly the females). I am one of them and feels its a curse. If you get car sick, you most likely dread every single extended road trip. Car sickness is just one kind of motion sickness (or kinetosis) that some experience when they're riding in an automobile. Dizziness, fatigue and nausea might make the trip miserable.

The 11th Founding Anniversary is just after few days. Here are some ways to enjoy the ride, sickness-free. Hope these will help to enjoy any long journey or a pleasure trip.

Understand why car sickness happens. All motion sickness results from your body sensing a discrepancy between what you see (in this case, the inside of a car, which tells your brain that you're sitting still) and what you feel (your body's vestibular system, which senses balance from your inner ear, tells your brain that you're moving). The conflict between what you see and what you feel triggers the production of a neurotransmitter, likely mistaken by your body as a signal of hallucinogenic poisoning, so your body tries to rid itself of whatever is causing the disorienting condition.

Look out the front window. Watching the passing scenery can confirm your balance system's detection of motion and help resolve the mismatch that causes car sickness. Focus on a non-moving object in the distance, such as the horizon. Don't do anything that involves focusing on a fixed spot, such as reading or playing a card game. Don't turn around or look from side to side much.

Sit in the front. Drivers rarely get car sickness as they are always focused on the road. Sitting in the passenger's seat up front is the next best thing. Not only will you have more window space to look through, but in some cars, the ride tends to be less bumpy in the front. If driving is not possible or desirable, visualize driving or pretend you are driving. This can often prevent or alleviate nausea.

Close your eyes. Sleep if you can. If your eyes are closed, you don't see anything, and that removes the cause of motion sickness. In addition, sleeping can take your mind off of your car sickness.

Open the window. Many people find that smelling fresh, cool air helps make them feel better, although the reason behind this isn't clear. If it is not possible to open the window, lean towards the bottom of the window and breathe. There should be leaks of air. Some people find that certain smells can make them feel worse (such as car air fresheners, perfumes, smoke, and food). Remove the source of the smell if possible, or keep fresh air coming in. If neither is possible, spray a soothing smell like lavender or mint to cover up the other smells.

Take breaks. Go outside to stretch your legs. Sit on a bench or under a tree and take some deep breaths in through your mouth, breathing deeply from your stomach to help relax. This is especially important during journeys that involve a long distance of curvy roads. Not only does stopping frequently help alleviate car sickness, but it is also good for the driver to take a break.

Take steps to prevent nausea. Since nausea is the most debilitating symptom of car sickness, it's always good to take precautionary measures. Ginger root is a classic remedy because of its widely recognized antiemetic (nausea-preventing) effects. Keep in mind, however, that many medications which are normally effective against nausea might not work against nausea caused by motion sickness.

•  Eat a few ginger biscuits (cookies) before you go, during the journey, and after you arrive.
•  Other good things to try eating are ginger candies (chewable), ginger coated in sugar (if you don't mind the heat of ginger) or ginger mints.
•  If you are traveling a long distance, you could also consider taking ginger tea in a thermos. Peppermint tea is another good alternative. Cold drinks could include ginger ale
•  Fresh mint (Pudina pata) can also cure or alleviate nausea. Buy it in the produce section of the supermarket. It doesn't have the drowsiness side-effect of over-the-counter nausea medicine. Start by eating 2 leaves and feel free to eat more if you need it.
•  Keep a peppermint candy (or just about any long lasting hard candy) in your mouth. This method will work very well even after feelings of nausea have begun. Do not chew the candy because feelings of nausea may return fairly quickly after the candy is gone. For those whose nausea is worsened by the smell or taste of peppermint, lemon drops may prove helpful.
•  Listening to music can help keep your mind off the sickness.

Practice acupressure.

If you feel that you might be getting car sick, apply gentle pressure on your forearm (between the two tendons) about 3cm (about an inch) or so back from the wrist joint. You can also purchase a wrist band that will do this for you.[2] This should temporarily delay or alleviate nausea until you can take a break from the trip. You can also purchase accu-pressure bands at a local pharmacy.

Use medication that prevents car sickness. There are over-the-counter and prescription drugs that are effective against car sickness. Most of them contain dimenhydrinate,[3] meclizine[4] or scopolamine.[5] Some popular brands are Dramamine and Bonine/Antivert. Look into the side effects before using any of these drugs and ask your doctor just in case. Some of these are available as patches and can be particularly helpful. Antihistamines can prevent nausea caused by motion sickness by dulling the inner ear's motion sensors. This medication is able to block the part of the brain that controls nausea and needs to be taken before motion sickness occurs. Antihistamines can make you feel sleepy and affect your ability to operate machinery.

There are many "folk remedies" which seem to work for some people, but can't be explained and haven't been proven. If all else fails, it might be worth giving them a shot:
•   Try smelling newspaper. Since reading the paper will probably make you sick, just have it close to you in the car. If you don't always have a newspaper handy, many art supply stores sell pads of newsprint (which smells the same) that you may put in the car.
•   Eat achar/pickle (or anything sour) before and during a trip could prevent feeling sick.
•   Wrap a rubber band around your wrist. You can also purchase motion sickness wrist bands; some contain medications, some do not. In theory, the tightness of the rubber band will provide a distraction from the nausea.
•   Chew gum. (This helps a lot of people get rid of nausea)
•   Eat saltines or other slightly salty snacks.
•   Placing a plaster over the belly button.
•   Keeping your head in continuous contact with the seat or window.
•   Listen to music (with earphones), use MP3 player or a kind of. This is helpful to manipulate inner ear to brain information which usually causes nausea. Your favorite music will manipulate the information become something amuse, so that car sickness can be avoided. And you know what, it works.
•   Don't shake your head.

•   Don't eat a heavy meal right before your trip. Some find that eating chocolate in the morning before taking the trip can make car sickness worse as well.
•   Try to open the window to let fresh air in.
•   Breathe in and out heavily to get more oxygen circulating.
•   Help prevent car sickness in children by giving them a raised seat where they have a clear view of the outdoors, and play games that encourage them to look outwards. Don't let them watch movies in the car, as it can trigger car sickness.
•   A heavy fog will severely limit your view range and can hasten the sick feeling. If that's the case, close your eyes and try to sleep.
•   If you find map-reading makes you sick, ask the driver to pull over to check a map.
•   You can't vomit if there's nothing in your stomach, right? So don't eat a lot the day of the car ride. Stick to light simple stuff, like a or 2 pieces of toast in the morning. After meals it also helps to eat a small pack of saltine crackers. It helps settle your stomach, which means that there's less a chance of you puking.
•   Don't talk about motion sickness, or even look at someone else who's experiencing it.

•   Don't avoid eating completely. This can lead to you vomiting stomach acid, which isn't the nicest thing and definitely isn't the healthiest thing.
•   Always carry bicarbonate of soda in the car somewhere. If you do vomit on the car upholstery, rub the bicarbonate into it straight away to remove the smell and to assist cleaning when you can get to it later.
•   If you have stomach problems such as GERDs or acid reflux, sucking a peppermint may give you heartburn, as it is a acid trigger. Check with your doctor first.
•   Even if you take all of these precautions, you might still get car sick. Have single use emesis bags, which have a one way valve. Empty clean ice cream buckets with the lid work well, too. Make sure it doesn't have a strange smell to it before throwing it in the car. The lid nicely keeps everything in.
•   Consult your doctor before using any medications for motion/car sickness.

Things You'll Need

•   Fresh Mint (Pudina pata)
•   Ginger candies, biscuits (cookies), ginger pieces, ginger mints
•   Lemon or Lemon leaves
•   Ginger or peppermint tea in a container
•   Polythene bags
•   Calming air freshener (lavender, mint) - make sure it is as pure as possible.
•   Newspaper or newsprint
•   Pillow and blanket
•   Water
•   Music
•   Books that others read to you
•   Games that you can play while keeping your eyes on the road

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