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Nation 07 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Undergraduate female team wins first prize

It was the love of karaoke that led three female undergraduates to come up with a business plan for a 24-hour karaoke satellite broadcasting channel. Team Epsilon comprising Edah Chong, Eileen Tey Yee Lin and Soh Lin Che from Multimedia University beat 332 other teams to win the Gold Award in the HSBC Young IT Entrepreneur Awards 2003.

Nation 07 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Competition deadline extended to today

The deadline to sign up for the preliminary round of the Public Speaking Competition 2003 at KDU College in Penang on Sunday has been extended to today.

Education 02 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hear ye, hear ye

FOUR days in London, all-expenses paid; the chance to meet fellow students from around the world and stay with English families outside the British capital - not too bad when all you have to do is stand in front of a few hundred people and speak, right?

Nation 01 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hostility boils over at NUBE

The trouble-ridden National Union of Banking Employees (NUBE) was thrown into utter chaos when the rival factions in the leadership obtained court orders against each other in a week to gain control of the union.

Nation 01 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Discussion on the role of English

A one-day colloquium on #8220;The Role of English Language in Nation-Building#8221; will be held by the Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (Melta) next month.

Nation 27 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Contest to boost public speaking

Malaysian students need to improve their public speaking skills to face the challenges of the globalised world, English Speaking Union of Malaysia (ESU) chairman Tunku Dara Tunku Tan Sri Naquiah Tuanku Jaafar said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 24 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

PSA lay-offs burst bubble

PORT operator PSA Corp's decision to drastically slash jobs in an industry at the core of Singapore's trade-driven economy has underscored the stiff competition confronting the island, economists say.

Education 16 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hunt for 10 rural teachers

To encourage the participation of rural teachers in the upcoming Seventh Melta biennial international conference in May, the Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (Melta) has decided to sponsor 10 teachers from rural schools for the conference.

Education 09 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Business plans that tick

Songbirds from Team Epsilon found that the best way to sing their hearts out without spending a fortune at karaoke lounges was to have a 24-hour karaoke satellite broadcasting channel #8211; Kara Channel (short for Karaoke Channel).

Education 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Forget fancy titles, focus on skills

WHAT is the difference between Bill Gates and a I>char kuey teow/Iseller?#8221; asked eSmart Systems Sdn Bhd Chief Executive Officer Arshad Ashraf. He said one reached the masses while the other only a limited number. Hence, students should consider a career in entrepreneurship in the field of information technology (IT).