Monthly Archives: April 2018

How to play chess

Understanding the Board and Pieces A chessboard consists of 64 square spaces in an 8×8 grid. Each space is uniquely identified by a letter-number combination denoting first the file (vertical column “a” through “h”) of the square and then its rank (horizontal row 1 through 8). Each piece has a specific name, an abbreviation (in …

How to Be a Stylish Girl

Being stylish doesn’t necessarily mean following all the latest fashion trends. [1] In fact, most stylish people do the opposite: they wear classic, timeless pieces and do things to spice them up — for instance, adding accessories or rolling up the sleeves of a tailored shirt. Being stylish isn’t so much about what you wear as how you …

How to Enter a Cleanroom

A cleanroom is an environment, typically used in manufacturing or scentific research that has a low level of environmental pollutants such as dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles and chemical vapors. If you have been asked to work in one, you’ll need to take the appropriate steps to avoid introducing contamination. There is no single type of cleanroom or …

Opinion split over Sinn Féin use of ‘Londonderry’

In politics, it is very often words that speak louder than actions and the past week in Northern Ireland has proved no exception. Despite a deep-freeze in relations between unionists and nationalists since Stormont’s power-sharing coalition collapsed last year, the phrases ‘reaching out’ and ‘shared space’ are never far away from the political conversations that do …