Monthly Archives: February 2010

Graduate unemployment

This is from a Bernama report today. The Ministry of Higher Education cited a study by the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers to give the top five reasons for unemployment among university graduates. The first two reasons are a lack of … Continue reading

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Resident grandmaster

Chess development in the country will be given a boost with the arrival of Bangladeshi grandmaster Ziaur Rahman. THERE are a number of interesting chess activities coming up in the next two or three weeks. First up is the news … Continue reading

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Will disputes

Here’s an interesting story picked up from a London online newspaper. Interesting read. When Dr Christine Gill last month successfully challenged her mother’s will, which had bequeathed the £2 million family farm in North Yorkshire to the RSPCA, it was … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Topalov

Veselin Topalov heads the field at the Linares. THIS week, we are caught in the midst of the Linares tournament. The Linares super-grandmaster tournament, like the Corus event three weeks ago, is considered one of the elite tournaments which make … Continue reading

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Packed schedule

This year’s calendar of chess activities looks decently full. THE biggest story last week was the welcome news that chess, together with 10 other sports, have been reinstated into the calendar of the Malaysian Schools Sports Council (MSSM). Well, I … Continue reading

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Don’t act desperate

What should you do if you are an unemployed professional in the job market with years of skilled experience? According to a placement consultant in the United States, don’t act desperate when you approach potential employers. “It’s a bad idea,” … Continue reading

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An executor’s burden

Here’s a story picked up from TimesOnline recently. It asked the question of whether you’d want to be an executor and it went on to describe the burden of being it. Interesting read. No one tells you how time-consuming death … Continue reading

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Youths rule

Young chess talents from around the world are making their mark in the sport. IF I’m tasked with drawing up a wish list of the top three chess events to follow through the Internet this year, I wouldn’t have any … Continue reading

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Fengshui master picked up

A reuters report says that Hongkong police have arrested the feng shui master at the heart of a multi-billion dollar battle for the fortune of the late tycoon Nina Wang after a court ruled her will was likely forged. Police … Continue reading

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Nina Wang’s billions to go to charities

A Reuters report says that a will leaving late Hong Kong tycoon Nina Wang’s entire US$4 billion estate to her former lover and feng shui master was declared a forgery today and the money will instead go to charity.Wang, known … Continue reading

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