Monthly Archives: July 2011

Armenia triumphs in chess world

Crowded calendar keeps enthusiasts on their toes. THERE are just too many world-class chess events which have taken place or are taking place all over the world at the same time. From Ningbo in China to Dortmund in Germany and … Continue reading

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My association with Rockwills Corporation

There are people who ask me how long I have been associated with Rockwills, the pioneering Will-writing company in Malaysia and they were surprised that both Rockwills and I go back a very long way. To be exact, 1995. incidentally, … Continue reading

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Who rules the world

Only the top 10 chess nations of the world get to play in Ningbo. WE’RE in the midst of a mini-Chess Olympiad and it is taking place in Ningbo, China. This is the world team chess championship which started on … Continue reading

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Chess grand prix a grand success

Grand prix circuit is a grand success. AT THE last minute on Sunday, I decided to take a short drive down from Penang to look in at the fifth and final leg of the Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng chess … Continue reading

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Snippets: Self-promotion

Learn the fine art of self-promotion. If you have had major accomplishments or created successful programmes, make sure people know about them, especially the people in influential positions who could help you advance professionally. Let it be known that you are seeking a promotion or the next step up in your career. Continue reading

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Good spelling can save your business

Who says the ability to spell correctly isn’t important? To me, spelling – and grammar – are integral to good communication skills. And it isn’t only for resumes. Correct spelling is also very important for webpages. Continue reading

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Rising stars add excitement to chess scene

INDIA, together with China, the Philippines and Vietnam, are considered among the great chess-playing countries in Asia, if not the world. I say this because these countries continue to produce some of the most exciting names in world chess. For … Continue reading

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Carlsen heads live rating list

Medias King’s tournament earns a spot in chess world. I STILL stand by my opinion that the Medias King’s tournament that ended in Romania last week wasn’t by far the most exciting chess event that I had been following recently, … Continue reading

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Snippets: Do your research

Before you attend any interview — and normally, you should do this days before the interview — do your research and preparation. Try and find out more about the job and the company. What’s the company background and how does it operate? It will boost the opinion of you in the eyes of the employers if you show the enthusiasm to know more of the company you hope to join. Continue reading

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Winter driving

I  thought it’s be a good idea to reproduce an extract from an article in one of the New Zealand newspapers on how to handle driving during winter conditions. For most of us, if not all, who are staying in … Continue reading

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