Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hu Warns of Dangers From Corruption in China Party

VOA Learning English: Hu Warns of Dangers From Corruption in China Party

President Hu Jintao, marking the Communist Party's 90th anniversary, says the public could lose trust IN THE NEWS (download MP3)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New Study Links Cigarette Smoking To More Deadly Prostate Cancer



VOAVdeo: New Study Links Cigarette Smoking To More Deadly Prostate Cancer

A quarter of a million men throughout the world die from prostate cancer each year. Death from this kind of cancer can be a long and painful ordeal. Now a new study finds that men who smoke cigarettes are at greater risk of a deadly, aggressive type of prostate cancer. VOA's Carol Pearson reports the finding provides male smokers with one more reason to kick their nicotine habits:

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

How Much Exercise Do You Really Need?

VOA Learning English:How Much Exercise Do You Really Need?

Whatever kind of exercise you choose, experts say you should start small and work your way up SCIENCE IN THE NEWS (download mp3)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Asian Air Pollution Not Limited to Urban Areas



VOAVideo: Asian Air Pollution Not Limited to Urban Areas

Asia's dramatic economic growth in recent years has come with environmental costs that can take a heavy toll on people's health. While air pollution from busy factories and congested highways are part of the problem, there are also concerns about air quality in rural areas.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Tai Chi Benefits Heart Patients



VOAVideo: Tai Chi Benefits Heart Patients

The connection between the mind and body is a frequent subject in modern scientific study. Now researchers have concluded that an ancient Chinese exercise, based on mind-body techniques, is proving beneficial to heart patients. VOA's Melinda Smith explains.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

SeniorESL End-of-the-School Year Party



SeniorESL End-of-the-School Year Party

SeniorESL End-of-the-School Year Party. Special Guests: Mr Chi, Milpitas Office Staff, Teacher Angelica, and the GED Students.

Friday, June 24, 2011

SeniorESL Awards




SeniorESL Awards
  • Iron Citizen: Sardar Habibi

  • Iron Man: Reynaldo Venegas

  • Iron Questoner: Willson Li

  • Iron Constitution: Charles Lin and Tammy Chen

  • Iron Student: Hae Park (Best attendance)

  • Iron Organizer: Minire Karamanaga

  • Iron Hospitality: Tsang Chiu Chung and Chan Lai Kwan

  • Iron Helper: Leticia Dominguez

  • Iron Chef: Cindy Lam

  • Iron Congeniality: Nadejda Iontcheva

Thursday, June 23, 2011

SeniorESL Iron Chef: Day 7



SeniorESL Iron Chef: Day 7

On the last day of the SeniorESL Iron Chef contest, Leticia presentes lasagna and flan--yummy!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wrinkles Give Clues To Bone Condition

Breaking News English.com: Wrinkles Give Clues To Bone Condition

A new study shows that the depth of the wrinkles on a woman’s face could hold important clues about the health of her bones.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Life Expectancy Declining in Large Parts of US



VOAVideo: Life Expectancy Declining in Large Parts of US

The obesity epidemic is not just an American health issue. New data from the World Health Organization show that more than 1 billion adults around the world are overweight, nearly a third of them obese. Their weight problems are adding to the global burden of chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease and swelling the number of premature deaths worldwide. As Carol Pearson reports, obesity is causing significant declines in longevity around the world, in poor countries and rich ones, including the United States. (read more)

Monday, June 20, 2011

ESL Podcast 696 – Investing Your Money


My parents celebrating their 54th Anniversary and Father's Day

ESL Podcast 696 – Investing Your Money

Get rich slowly by investing your money for your retirement. Find out how in this episode. Download Podcast

Friday, June 10, 2011

Sports Drinks v. Coffee



SeniorESL: Sports Drinks v. Coffee

Coffee tastes better, but sports drinks are so colorful!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

SeniorESL Iron Chef: Day 2



SeniorESL Iron Chef: Day 2

Baklava made by Nadia from Sofia Bulgaria

Pork, Rice, Beans made by Silvina and Isabel from Michoacan, Mexico

Sweet Rice and Quail Eggs made by Ly Phan from Saigon, Vietnam

Coconut Cake made by Dinh Thi Loc and presented by Vu Thi Thao from Hue, Vietnam

Saturday, June 4, 2011

SeniorESL Iron Chef: Day 1




SeniorESL Iron Chef: Day 1

Ho Nu's Super-sweet Corn and Asparagus vs. Fang Qing Fang's Eight Treasure Sweet Rice.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Milpitas Adult School Flea Market



Milpitas Adult School Flea Market on flickr

ESL 6 hosts a Flea Market to benefit Milpitas Adult School. The SeniorESL students were the best customers!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mexico Attracts US Retirees Despite Crime Wave



VOAVideo: Mexico Attracts US Retirees Despite Crime Wave

Some 40,000 people have been killed in Mexico over the past five years as the Latin American country's police and military battle powerful drug cartels that are also fighting with each other over smuggling routes. In spite of the dire headlines, hundreds of thousands of US citizens vacation in Mexico every year and many of them, especially those who are retired, have opted to buy property and live there. As VOA's Greg Flakus reports from Houston, the warm weather and the lower cost of living are big draws.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011