Wednesday, 03 September 2014

Education

Cambodia Moves Toward More Computer Education in Provinces

A Cambodian student uses Google's new Khmer online translation service between Khmer and French. Google Translate released Khmer as its 66th language on its online translation service around Cambodian new year, 2013. (Courtesy of Divon Lan)

02 September 2014
Computer skills remain quite low for most Cambodians, and IT classes are mainly taught at universities, rather than in lower grades. More

Free Language School in Vietnam Teaches Generosity

English-Japanese center started by street vender, brother aids impoverished students.

Video In Cambodia, 'hairy-nosed otter' Worth Conserving

Conservation International works in more than 30 countries around the world to help protect and preserve our planet. In Cambodia, the group is working with local communities to protect several endangered species, including something called a "hairy-nosed otter." The otter was once thought to be exti

Video In Cambodia, Many Species Worth Conserving

In Cambodia, Conservation International is working with local communities to protect several endangered species, including a rare species of turtle.VOA Khmer's Poch Reasey recently interviewed an official from the agency, Peter Stonier to discuss conservation in Cambodia.

Can Online Resources Boost Reading Habits?

Var Sam Ath, deputy director of the Khmer Writers Association, told “Hello VOA” on Monday that online habits could strengthen literary interests.

Video Short Film Depicts Difficulties for Fishing Families

Conservation International has given people new methods for fishing—and saving money.

Video Film Explores Ways To Save the Tonle Sap’s Fish

Conservation International, an environmental organization, has recently finished a film titled “Field Chronicles Tonle Sap: Securing Food for Millions.”

Cambodia’s Workers Falling Behind in Skills, Jobs

A new World Bank report says Cambodia’s labor force lacks the skills to advance the country’s economy, even as an increasing number of young people enter the labor market.

Video Success in US Possible, Former Ambassador Says

At the close of National Asia Pacific Heritage Month, Sichan Siv, a Cambodian and former US ambassador to the UN, says cultural assimilation had been the key to his success in the United States.

Video Few Khmer Architectures Remained Are At Risk of Demolition

Khmer architecture was uniquely Cambodia style of modern architecture developed in the 1950s and 1960s. The New Khmer Architecture movement began with independence from France in 1953.

Group Wants Integrity Curriculum in Schools

The Coalition for Integrity and Social Accountability says this is the best way to reduce the rampant corruption in Cambodia.

Video Khmer Cookbook Won Gourmand Awards for the "Best Asian Cuisine Cookbook"

The French version of a Khmer cookbook "Au Pays de la Pomme Cythère, de Mère en Fille, Authentiques Recettes Khmères," won Gourmand Awards for the world's "Best Asian Cuisine Cookbook" in 2010.

Ministry Seeks To Limit Cheating During Exams

The ministry said in a statement Thursday that students found cheating—through cheat sheets or smartphones or other means—will fail.

Video Gates: Philanthropy Depends On Innovation

Bill Gates said in Washington Thursday that most innovation is driven by private enterprise, but that only governments can make broader social improvements. Zlatica Hoke has more.

Video Harvard Graduate Student Optimistic on Cambodia’s Healthcare System

VOA Khmer’s Im Sothearith recently had an interview by Skype with Ly Seav Huong, a doctoral student in biomedical science at Harvard University about the importance of biomedical science and her views on Cambodian healthcare.

Video Google Launches Digital Tour of Angkor Wat

Cambodia's Angkor Wat has been digitally mapped for the first time, allowing people to visit the World Heritage Site from the comfort of their armchair using Google Street View.

Unskilled Workers Have Little To Gain in Asean Integration

The 2015 Asean integration will allow skilled workers in member countries to work legally in other member states.

Safe Water Lowers Absenteeism

The study was done at eight schools in Cambodia where the attendance records of more than 3,500 students were checked.

Photogallery Scientists Hear Earliest Echoes of Big Bang

Scientists say they have discovered evidence of the “dynamite” that blew up the Big Bang.

Video VOA Khmer SAPADA 13 March 2014 «វ៉ាស៊ីនតោន​សប្តាហ៍នេះ»

កម្មវិធីក្នុងសប្តាហ៍នេះមាន​ព័ត៌មាន​អំពី ពលរដ្ឋ​ខ្មែរ​អាមេរិកកាំង​ខ្លះ បន្ថយ​ភាពភ័យ​រន្ធត់​ដែល​ពួកគេ​បាន​ទទួល​នៅ​ក្នុង​របប​ខ្មែរ​ក្រហម តាម​រយៈ​ការមើល​ភាពយន្ត​រឿង​«កង្វះ​រូបភាព»។ ការបង្រៀន​គ្រាម​ភាសា​អង់គ្លេស​បែប​អាមេរិកាំង គឺ​ឃ្លា​ «see eye to eye» និង​បញ្ចប់​ដោយ​ឈុត​ខ្លះនៃ​​រឿង​ «Need for Speed»៕

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US To Continue Regular Talks on South China Sea, Diplomat Saysi
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29 August 2014
A senior US diplomat says the US will continue to have discussions with claimants in the South China Sea dispute. In an interview with VOA Khmer, Scot Marciel, the State Department’s top diplomat for Asia and the Pacific, said “regular conversations” will help reduce regional tensions over the sea. “The whole world has an interest in a peaceful South China Sea and in seeing these disputes resolved peacefully and diplomatically,” he said in an interview in Phnom Penh. “So we’ll continue to make that point.” (Sok Khemara, Phnom Penh)

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Twist Someone's Arm (Movie: Cinderella Man)i
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02 September 2014
You can say, "Every time I want my sister to clean her room, I always have to 'twist her arm' to get her to do it." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video Twist Someone's Arm (Movie: Cinderella Man)

You can say, "Every time I want my sister to clean her room, I always have to 'twist her arm' to get her to do it." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video Doze Off (Movie: Hairspray)

You can say, "I don't know why, but every time I eat 'prahok' (Cambodian anchovy) I find myself 'dozing off' all the time." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to facebook.com/voakhmer or youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.
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Video Scratch Someone's Back (Movie: Batman Begins)

You can say, "Yeah sure, I can get you a job at CNN easily. Now, if 'YOU SCRATCH MY BACK, I'LL SCRATCH YOURS'." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video Wild Goose Chase (Movie: Inside Man)

You can say, "The policeman was sent on a 'wild goose chase' to find the killer. All the clues that were given to him turned out to be false." What does it mean? Watch here.
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Video Let Bygones Be Bygones (Movie: The Social Network)

You can say, "I know he hurt you, he gave up on you, and that broke your heart. But that's the past, you have to 'let bygones be bygones." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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