Monthly Archives: August 2011

Malaysia Chess Festival highlights

No let-up in pace at 12-day chess fest. FOR the better part of last fortnight, I had been playing in the Malaysia Chess Festival. At the risk of disclosing my age to the whole world, I want to mention that … Continue reading

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Surprising turn at world junior chess championship

Polish grandmaster pulls ahead in final lap. BEING named as the top seed in any tournament can work two ways: it can inspire the player to win the event or make the player muck up his attempt to justify the … Continue reading

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Snippets: Reach out and network

Networking can be key to successfully advance or change your career. Your network already includes friends, family members, business contacts and colleagues, but you can always broaden it further by joining professional organizations within your field, contacting alumni from your university, joining groups on social websites that speak to your profession, attending industry conferences and seminars. Even through volunteering. An event that is specifically about networking is also a great place to connect with others. The more people who know you, your strengths and abilities, the better your chances at receiving job leads, key advice or information about a particular company or industry. Continue reading

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Chess fest: Five days to go

Tough fight expected at Malaysia Chess Festival. THERE are just five days to go before the start of this year’s Malaysia Chess Festival. Are you ready for it? As for me, I’m preparing to make my way down to Kuala … Continue reading

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Achievements of Kramnik, Carlsen not a surprise

Vladimir Kramnik and Magnus Carlsen finish in top form. IT did not come as a surprise to many that Russia’s Vladimir Kramnik and Norway’s Magnus Carlsen were convincing winners in the Dortmund Sparkassen invitational chess tournament and annual Biel Chess … Continue reading

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Snippets: Volunteer yourself

If your heart is set on remaining with your organisation, it makes good sense to volunteer yourself for social committees where you can build your reputation as a solid, passionate person, dedicated to the industry and the company itself. More than that, should your objectives change later, this experience always looks good on a resume. Continue reading

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