Lack of sleep ‘kills a man’s sex drive’, study concludes

June 29, 2011

For many women married to workaholic husbands, a lack of interest in the bedroom can be a problem. But researchers may have come up with the answer to a lack of sex – a good night’s sleep
A study has found that men with poor sleep patterns have significantly lower levels of testosterone, which results in a lack of sex drive.
Experts say that reduced levels of the hormone can bring a host of other negative consequences for young men, including reduced libido and poor reproduction Read more

Bangladesh’s World Cup at BNS today

June 29, 2011

Bangladesh will go into their most high-profile game for some time looking to keep up their unbeaten record of the last five meetings against rivals Pakistan, when the sides meet today in the first-leg of the World Cup Pre-Qualifiers at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
The World Cup in Brazil in 2014 is still about three years and a few hundred qualifying matches Read more

Ross’s centre of excellence

June 29, 2011

The vision of creating a “learning centre” that will work as a full reservoir for primed cricketers is what Ross Turner has visualised for the GP-BCB National Cricket Academy.
After joining as the head coach back in May, Turner has been given 24 players who are projected as hugely talented and potentially of Bangladesh A or Read more

Skill squad to be trimmed

June 29, 2011

The national selection committee will reduce the size of the skill training squad for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe.
“It will be a 22 to 23-member squad because practically it’s not possible to accommodate so many players for the skill training,” informed chief selector Akram Khan Read more

Playing the part

June 29, 2011

In the media, some struggle throughout their career to reach their desired goal, while others find a fairytale journey awaiting them. For Sohana Saba it is definitely the latter, as the talented artiste began her career with dancing but over the years has managed to cement a niche for herself as an actor.
Sohana has taken on the challenge of diverse roles and worked to her advantage to become a skilled Read more

Villas-Boas to outline plans

June 29, 2011

Andre Villas-Boas will be given the opportunity to outline his plans for Chelsea when officially unveiled as the Barclays Premier League club’s new manager on Wednesday morning.
At just 33, the Portuguese coach will be the youngest boss in the English top flight after he succeeded experienced Italian Carlo Ancelotti once the release from his contract with Porto Read more

Gono Sangeet Utsab ends

June 29, 2011

With the performance of the song titled “Manusher majhe boshobash kori, manushe milechhe thai, manush aamar sujon swajan, manusher gaan gaai…..” by popular artiste Fakir Alamgir, the three-day Gono Sangeet Utsab (people’s song festival) ended recently. Performing another song titled “Bhoy ki morone………….,” written by Charon Kobi Mukunda Das, Fakir Alamgir marked the ending of the festival by Read more

“Amar Bondhu Rashed” screened at SUST

June 29, 2011

Five shows of the movie “Amar Bondhu Rashed” were held from June 26-28 at the mini auditorium of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Sylhet.
A large number of evidently moved students and teachers came away from the screenings that were an initiative of Chokh Film Society, a cultural organisation of the University Read more

Michael Jackson’s Thriller jacket sells for $1.8m

June 28, 2011

Michael Jackson’s iconic leather ‘Thriller’ jacket has sold for $1.8 million at auction.
The red and black coat – which the late star wore in the epic 1983 video that saw him transform into a zombie – was expected to fetch between $200,000 and $400,000 at the Julien’s Auctions sale in Beverley Hills, California.
Auctioneer Martin Nolan said: “Michael’s global appeal continues to rise. This is the legacy. This is what Read more

Plasmic Knock work on solo album

June 28, 2011

Rock band Plasmic Knock are currently busy working on their first solo album.
Promising rock band Plasmic Knock was formed in January 2007. The band won the 2nd place at the Nokia IAC [Independent Artist Club] in 2008.
Swapner Rajya, the first song of the band, was released in 2010 in the mixed album Maanchitro. The band released its second song Swadhinotar Gaan in the mixed band album Read more

Ethnic Cultural Festival at Shilpakala Academy

June 28, 2011

A Demonstration of Diversity
Ethnic Cultural Festival at Shilpakala Academy
The recent Ethnic Cultural Festival featured traditional dances and songs by a number of indigenous artistes at National Music and Dance Centre auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) on June 26. Khudra Nri Goshthi Cell [for ethnic groups] of BSA arranged the festival.
The festival was a part of BSA’s initiative to facilitate the practice of languages and cultural traditions of Read more

National recitation festival begins

June 28, 2011

A weeklong “Jatiya Abritti Utsab” was inaugurated on Sunday at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in the capital.
Information and cultural affairs minister Abul Kalam Azad opened the festival organised by Bangladesh Abritti Samanway Parishad with the slogan “Jagrata Kara Uddata Kara Nirbhai Kara Hey”. 
The inauguration ceremony was Read more

Michelle Yeoh deported from Burma

June 28, 2011

Officials in Burma said the military-backed government has deported Hollywood actress Michelle Yeoh, who stars as pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in an upcoming film.
A government official said that the Malaysian actress best known for her Bond girl role in Tomorrow Never Dies and for starring in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, arrived in Rangoon Read more

Aniston: I’m happier than ever

June 28, 2011

Jennifer Aniston has revealed she is “lucky” and “extremely happy” with her personal life right now.
The Hollywood actress, who is rumoured to be dating actor-screenwriter Justin Theroux, appeared to drop a hint about her new romance on Good Morning America, when she said: “Yes, I’m very happy. I’m extremely lucky, and I’m extremely happy,” but didn’t go into further Read more

Court denies appeal by Gibson’s ex

June 28, 2011

A California appeals court has rejected a bid by Mel Gibson’s ex-girlfriend to remove his attorneys from a contentious child custody case because she consulted with one of their law partners.
Court records show the 2nd District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles rejected an appeal by Oksana Grigorieva last week without hearing oral arguments.
The Russian musician had been Read more

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