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Fair and Events / Re: DIU National Debate Festival-2012
« on: September 30, 2012, 03:30:29 PM »
Debate is a fantastic part of our culture. This program has made me nostalgic and remind me my own student life when i used to debate. Hope the practice of debate will be continued here which will give the students a good chance to express themselves and also make them concern about the world and society.

You can share this with your friends and juniors so that they can show proper respect to their teachers.

Faculty Forum / Re: Tips for mental health
« on: September 27, 2012, 12:12:16 PM »
Random Thoughts:

1.Yes, regular sleep is important.
2. With all the diet fads and programs out there that are unsuccessful, start your own program by expending more calories than you ingest.
3. Eat breakfast.
4. Find time to read.
5. Find time to listen to good music.
6. Give yourself some “me time” twice a day.
7.Compliment at least 2 people every day: yourself and someone else.

Fast Food / 10 Negative Health Effects of Fast Food
« on: September 25, 2012, 12:40:45 PM »
The ill effect of fast food and the potential danger that it possesses by its regular consumption is shocking. Obesity, increase in cholesterol levels, nutritional deficiencies, cardiac disorders, loss of muscle mass, depression and even sexual dysfunction, can all be caused by eating fast food on a regular basis. Soaked in trans fat and loaded with calories, fast foods are labeled as 'health hazards' by many leading medical professionals.

10 Negative Health Effects of Fast Food

#1 - Headaches
The processed meat used in fast food contain nitrates, nitrites, artificial sweeteners and monosodium glutamate which increase blood flow and can trigger a migraine attack. Additives are used to keep the meat fresh and to prevent the growth of Clostridium botulinum the bacteria which causes food poisoning. The increased blood flow can cause excessive pressure to build up in the head and can lead to headaches or a feeling of a hangover.

#2 - Collection of Trans Fat
The processed food used in the fast food industry is loaded with trans fat, which not only increases the 'bad cholesterol' (Low Density Lipoprotein) levels but also reduces the 'good cholesterol' (High Density Lipoprotein) levels. Processed meat used by fast food industries can sometimes have 45% more trans fat than their natural counterparts.

#3 - Increased Cholesterol Levels
Consuming fast foods leads to an increased intake of cholesterol which is highly dangerous for humans. The cholesterol molecules attach themselves to the arteries which leads to their thickening or clogging. This can cause obstructed blood flow which can lead to high blood pressure. If cholesterol accumulates in one of the main arteries it can lead to a blockage, when an artery is completely blocked it can lead to heart attacks or complete heart failure.

#4 - Depression
Depression is one of the many negative effects of fast food. This emotional condition has been linked to regular consumption of fast foods by a study done by the University College of London. According to the study, people who indulge in fast foods regularly are 58% more likely to suffer from depression. Fast foods do not contain antioxidants, foliate and omega -3s which is necessary for good mental health. Fast foods contain preservatives, emulsifiers, thickeners, stabilizers and flavor enhancers which can affect the mental well-being of the person.

#5 - Excessive Sodium Intake
Fast foods contain high amounts of sodium which can lead to hypertension and high blood pressure. Although small amounts of sodium is needed for bodily functions, consuming too much can lead to not just high blood pressure, but build up of fluids in people who are suffering from liver cirrhosis, congestive heart failures or kidney ailments.

#6 - Sexual Dysfunction
What we eat affects our physical, mental, and sexual health. Fatty acids found in fast foods are a major contributor to sexual dysfunction, not only does it cause weight gain but can trigger biochemical changes which effect libido, sperm count and female ovulation.

#7 - Food Poisoning
Even if we overlook the dangers posed by low fiber, trans fat and high calories, fast food pose another problem, food poisoning. The processed meat is many times contaminated with manure which contains Escherichia Coli and Salmonella. E.Coli is considered very difficult to treat and sometimes referred to as the worst sort of food poisoning. Even after antibiotics kill the bacteria, the toxins released by it can produce harmful effects. This disease is usually spread through undercooked hamburgers and is a leading cause of renal failure among American kids.

#8 - Addictive Nature of Fast Foods
According to the Science Daily, high levels of sugar and fat can cause blood sugar to spike and then crash suddenly. The patrons of fast food feel a sudden rush of euphoria when this happens making them dependent on the euphoric effects of insulin surges. Therefore one of the harmful effects of fast food consumption is the addiction or the incessant craving it causes among people.

#9 - PFCA Contamination
The wrappers used in the fast food industry are coated with perfluoroalkyls (PAC) which prevents the grease from leaving through. These have been proven to get inside the human body and change into more harmful forms which can lead to many health complications. The wrappings used in fast food industry are a significant and indirect source of PFCA contamination.

#10 - Weight Gain
Studies have found a direct link between fast food consumption and weight gain and increased Body Mass Index (BMI). The high levels of trans fat and calories present in fast foods leads to accumulation of abdominal fat and even insulin resistance which is an early indicator of diabetes. Obesity has been ranked the number one health threat for Americans; it is also the second leading cause of preventable death in United States which claims up to 400,000 lives a year. Obesity can lead to type 2 diabetes, heart problems, hypertension, blocked arteries, increase in cholesterol levels, malnutrition, loss of muscle mass and depression.

Fast food addiction can lead to an unhealthy and depressive sedentary lifestyle; to prevent this, it's recommended to switch to a healthy and balanced diet along with regular exercise. Remember the key to happiness is a healthy lifestyle.

Fair and Events / Anti Drug Campaign and Blood Donation Program
« on: September 25, 2012, 11:23:58 AM »
An 'Anti Drug Campaign and Blood Donation Program' arranged by Daffodil International University and Police Blood Bank of  Dhaka Metropolitan Police has performed successfully.

I felt very proud to observe such a nice program as this type of social awareness program is quite rare to be arranged by a private university in our country. I think our students are also feeling very happy to see that their varsity also have good care of the society as the public universities and the responsibilities are maintaining properly with the help of them.

This type of program will make the next generation more conscientious about themselves, their family and the country.

Orientations / Orientation program, Fall'12
« on: September 25, 2012, 11:05:29 AM »
The Orientation Program of newly admitted under graduate students of Fall semester 2012 has held on 24 September. I joined that program and found that it was very much informative for the freshers.
There were some nice power point presentations on the rules and regulations of the university which will definitely help them to cope up with the new place easily.

From this program the new comers also get a clear suggestions about the facilities those the varsity has already arranged for them.  There is nothing to be panicked here if the students maintain the existing rules.

We all welcome them to the DIU family.

Software Industry in Bangladesh / Bangladesh in the 4th position
« on: September 20, 2012, 01:09:50 PM »
Software export earning likely to rise by 30% in 2011-12
DHAKA, Dec 10 (BSS) - Bangladesh expects to earn 30 percent more foreign currency through software export compared to the amount the sector fetched last year as ICT is growing in line with the government's Vision 2021, officials and ICT business sources said.

Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) officials said Bangladesh earned around US$ 45 million through software export last year in official channel but the amount could be as high as $100 million as the outsourcing through freelancing was not included in the official data.

"BASIS expects the amount to increase by some 30 percent this year (2011)," vice president of the apex body of ICT business Fahim Mashroor told BSS.

BASIS officials said the country now exports different kinds of software and ICT enabled services for different programmes including cell phone applications, data entry, graphic and web design to 23 destinations abroad with the United States, Japan, Denmark and Netherlands being the major recipient countries.

"Out of our 467 members, 150 are directly involved in software exports," BASIS president Mahboob Zaman said.

At the same time, the country secures a strong position globally as an outsourcing country with Odesk, a leading global platform of ICT business through outsourcing, registering Bangladesh in the fourth position in the list of nations offering the outsourced services after the Philippines, China and India.

Mashroor, also the chief executive officer of, said currently some 10,000 young IT experts were offering the ICT
services as freelancers and many of them monthly earn as high as
$10,000 working at their homes and offices.

"But lack of internet speed remained to be major barrier . .
.high speed internet connectivity and ICT infrastructure is
mandatory for the expansion of the sector," he said.

Earlier this year, Bangladesh was named as one of the world's
best 30 IT outsourcing destination by ICT watchdog Gartner.

Astronomy / Twinkle twinkle little star!!
« on: September 20, 2012, 12:57:27 PM »
Stars twinkle because their light passes through various levels of our atmosphere, as the air moves at different levels or layers, the light is bent, which looks like twinkling to those of us on the ground? Pictured from space, do you think stars twinkle?

If you were aboard the space shuttle or International Space Station, you would not see the stars twinkle.

The light from planets also travels through that same atmosphere to you, but light from the wider disks of planets is not as disturbed as the changes between atmospheric levels cancel each other out. That's why, as seen from Earth, planets shine with a steady light.

Life Science / Re: Use technology in healthy way
« on: September 20, 2012, 11:14:28 AM »
 Thanks you Badshah Mamun, for giving the source link in proper way.

Life Science / Use technology in healthy way
« on: September 19, 2012, 04:53:27 PM »
Technology, whether we want it or not, had been an inevitable part of our life and you can do nothing without using your mobile phone or the personal computer in your day to day life activities. Even the trend of laptops had given way to the new technology of palm tops, tablets and e-readers. And, with every growing tech accessories it is nothing but a man’s health is what is at indefinite risk.
What you should and what you shouldn’t do? Here are some tips on how tech could be using without harming your body…

Prolonged exposure

Eyes are the first target for any tech enthusiast and most of them wear glasses with high power even at young ages. We can try correcting it with refractive surgery but the eyes will become even more sensitive after laser treatment and when you stare at the brightly lit LED for hours, they are sure to get all watery and damage the eyeballs.
Never use the highest brightness level in any monitors, tablets or e readers.

Always use safety strip covers on the LED lit panel as it not only helps to make it scratch proof but also obstruct sharp rays from reaching your eyes.

Never look at displays in absolute darkness. If so, use lowest possible brightness level and strongly stop using it for hours together.

Hear pleasant

Music quality had been improvised two fold since the olden days and even tiny speakers relate high quality music with loud bass along with shrill, crisp treble quality. It all sounds good on paper but when you start meddling with the equalizer settings for optimum quality, the player might be Ready but not your ears. Ear drums are most sensitive to sound and when you use thumping noise millimeters from the drum at high frequency, it will lead to serious disasters.
Never set the volume level too high. Moderate is preferable.

Bass settings should be minimal as it is meant to be on the exterior, not on in ear headphones.
Never hear hard rock or loud noise like music for hours. They can damage your brain and its thinking power immensely, says a research crew.

Don’t go to sleep with music on and ear phones stuck close. They will block your ear for free air flow and also not advisable.
Try to listen using speakers outside at regular intervals to avoid pressure on ears.


Solar / Interesting facts about Sun
« on: September 19, 2012, 04:38:01 PM »
    * The Sun is one among the 200 billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy.
    * The Sun is one among the 6000 stars, which is visible to naked eye from the Earth.
    * The mass of Sun is 2 trillion trillion trillion tons.
    * The Sun's energy output is 386 billion billion megawatt.
    * The Earth receives 94 billion megawatt of energy from Sun. This is equivalent to 40,000 times the power requirement of United states.
    * The reaction taking place in Sun is nuclear fusion, same as a Hydrogen bomb.
    * Each second 700 million tons of Hydrogen are converted to 695 million tons of Helium and 5 million tons of energy in the form of gamma rays.
    * Each second the Sun loses 5 million tons of material.
    * The Sun's temperature at its core is 14 million Kelvin.
    * The pressure at the Sun's core is 340 billion times the pressure at the Earth's atmosphere.
    * The density of matter at the Sun's core is about 150 times the density of water in the Earth.
    * It takes up to 50 million years for the energy produced at the core of the Sun to reach its surface.
    * If the Sun were to stop producing energy today, it would take 50 million years for significant effects to be felt at Earth.


Astronomy / 10 Strange and Amazing Astronomy Facts
« on: September 19, 2012, 04:18:22 PM »
Even though man has studied the heavens for thousands of years, we still know very little about the Universe we live in. And as we continue to learn more, we are consistently amazed, and sometimes confused, by what we learn. Here is a collection of amazing, interesting, and strange astronomy facts, in no particular order.

    * Scientists believe that we can only see about 5% of the matter in the Universe. The rest is made up of invisible matter (called Dark Matter) and a mysterious form of energy known as Dark Energy.

    * Neutron stars are so dense, that a soup can full of neutron star material would have more mass than the Moon.

    * The Sun produces so much energy, that every second the core releases the equivalent of 100 billion nuclear bombs.

    * Galileo Galilei is often incorrectly credited with the invention of the telescope. Instead, historians now believe the Dutch eyeglass maker Johannes Lippershey as its creator. Galileo was, however, probably the first to use the device to study the heavens.

    * Black Holes are so dense, and produce such intense gravity, that even light can not escape. Theoretical physicists predict that there are situations under which light can escape (which is called Hawking radiation).

    * Light from distant stars and galaxies takes so long to reach us, that we are actually seeing objects as they appeared hundreds, thousands or even millions of years ago. So, as we look up at the sky, we are really looking back in time.

    * The Crab Nebula was produced by a supernova explosion in 1054 A.D. The Chinese and Arab astronomers at the time noted that the explosion was so bright, that it was visible during the day, and lit up the night sky for months.

    * Shooting stars are usually just tiny dust particles falling through our atmosphere. Comets sometimes pass through Earth’s orbit, leaving trails of dust behind. Then as Earth plows through the dust in its path, the particles heat up, creating the streaks in the night sky.

    * Even though Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, temperatures can reach -280 degrees F. Why? Since Mercury has almost no atmosphere, there is nothing to trap heat near the surface. So, the dark side of Mercury (the side facing away from the Sun) is very cold.

    * Venus is considerably hotter than Mercury, even though it is further away from the Sun. The thickness of Venus’ atmosphere traps heat near the surface of the planet.


Guidance for Job Market / Re: Improving Interview Technique
« on: September 19, 2012, 03:31:37 PM »
What You Do Say:

Your verbal communications are important. Don't use slang. Speak clearly and definitely. If you need to think about a response to an interview question, that's fine. It's better to think before you talk than to stumble over your words. Practice answering some interview questions so you're comfortable responding the basics.


It can be easy to get distracted during a job interview. It's stressful and you're in the hot seat when it comes to having to respond to questions. That said, if you do your best to listen to what the interviewer is asking, it will be easier to frame appropriate responses.

Guidance for Job Market / Re: Prepare for a mock interview
« on: September 19, 2012, 03:26:00 PM »
    * Candidate's Background and Career History

      Pose specific questions about the candidate's resume, including any education or employment highlights.

          o Walk me through your resume.
          o Tell me a little about your job responsibilities when you worked for Company X.
          o What made you choose to major in your Degree Program?
          o What aspect of your job duties at Company X did you enjoy most? Which did you enjoy least?
      You also will need to identify the basic qualifications for a job in the industry in question and try to pinpoint those qualifications in your mock interview conversation. For example, if the candidate is interviewing for a position in engineering, here are a few sample questions about that target engineering qualifications.
          o I see you attended X University. What was your most challenging engineering class while there?
          o Your career focus appears to be in the aeronautics field. Tell me what it is about aeronautics that first drew you to the specialty.
          o What is the most interesting engineering project you've worked on in your career?
          o What was your role on the engineering team? What was the outcome of the project?
    * Career Goals and Aspirations

      An interviewer wants to know about a candidate's present job search and his or her future career goals. Touching on these topics, you may ask any of the following.

          o What sort of position are you looking for?
          o Where do you see yourself in two, five or ten years?
          o What is the most important part of a job, in your opinion?

    * Strengths and Weaknesses

      Interviewers want to know where a candidate's strengths lie as well as those areas in which a candidate may be weak. They may flat out ask the candidate to state a strength or a weakness, or they may ask questions which are intended to speak to the concept of strengths or weaknesses.
          o Describe a critical failure at work. What happened? What did you learn from the experience? And how might you handle a similar situation differently in the future?
          o What do you find to be the most challenging aspect of a job in finance? What was your most difficult class in college? Why was it so hard? What steps did you take to improve your performance in the class?

    * Personality and Character Traits

      One of the most important reasons that interviews generally take place face-to-face is that direct interaction with a candidate allows the interviewer to get a feel for his or her personality and character.

          o How might your friends describe you?
          o How do you believe your current boss (or past boss at Company X) might describe you?
          o What about your co-workers? What would they have to say about you?

    * How the Candidate will Contribute

      Every employer wants to know what a job seeker will bring to the job and why they're the best candidate.
          o Why should we hire you?
          o What can you bring to the job that no one else can?
          o Would Company X rehire you? In the same position you held previously? Or would they rehire you in another job?

    * Leadership and Teamwork Skills

      One of the biggest goals of an interview is to determine a job seeker's teamwork and leadership skills.
          o Tell me a little about your leadership style.
          o What does it mean to be a good team member?
          o Describe a time when you worked as a member of a team.
          o Describe a time when you were responsible for leading others.

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