Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Jobs' Pancreatic Cancer Led to Other Health Issues



VOAVideo: Jobs' Pancreatic Cancer Led to Other Health Issues

When Steve Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple last week, he said it was because he could no longer perform up to the demands of the position. Jobs is known to have been treated for pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Oncologists say pancreatic cancer is hard to treat because it is difficult to diagnose. The organ is embedded deep in the abdomen, symptoms only become evident in a late stage of the disease.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Gold Prices Luring Many to Start Prospecting



VOAVodeo: Gold Prices Luring Many to Start Prospecting

As gold prices continue to rise around the world, there is renewed interest in panning for gold in certain parts of the United States. In the late 1800's the state of Virginia had a thriving gold-mining industry. Today there is still gold to be found in the streams of central Virginia. The lure of easy money is drawing many to buy prospecting equipment and head into nearby streams. But as Jeff Swicord reports from Goldvein, Virginia, striking it rich is not that easy.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The VP in Asia: A Musical Banquet in Beijing



wh.org: The VP in Asia: A Musical Banquet in Beijing

Travel with Vice President Biden to Beijing and inside the Great Hall of the People for a banquet held in honor of his visit to China. Performances highlight the deep musical culture and tradition of China.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

ESL Podcast 714 – Dining with a Foodie


ESL Podcast 714 – Dining with a Foodie

Think you have good taste in restaurants? Think again as you spend this episode with a self- proclaimed expert. Download Podcast<

Monday, August 22, 2011

The VP in Asia - Dining Local



The VP in Asia - Dining Local


Vice President Joe Biden makes a surprise lunch stop while between meetings at a small local restaurant, Chao Ganr. The Vice President tries some local flavors with Gary Locke, the American Ambassador to China

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The World's Leading Economies are Getting Old



VOAVideo: The World's Leading Economies are Getting Old

Times are challenging for the world's leading economies but as they try to get their financial houses in order they are having to do so while fighting father time. Philip Alexiou has more in his report.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

2011 Milpitas Adult School ESL and Citizenship Registration

2011 Milpitas Adult School ESL and Citizenship Registration is August 8, 10, 12, 15 or 17--Seniors are welcomed! For more info, click here.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Killer Cells Wipe Out Cancer



VOAVideo: Killer Cells Wipe Out Cancer

Medical experts are calling it a major breakthrough. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania report they have successfully treated leukemia - a lethal blood cancer - by injecting patients with gene-altered immune-system cells that targeted and destroyed the cancer.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Looking for New Ways to Ease the Pain of Fibromyalgia

VOA Learning English: Looking for New Ways to Ease the Pain of Fibromyalgia


Scientists are developing new drugs and suggesting treatments to help make fibromyalgia easier to live with l SCIENCE IN THE NEWS (download mp3)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Experts Say Belief in Paranormal Common in US



VOAVideo: Experts Say Belief in Paranormal Common in US

Surveys show that more than two thirds of Americans accept the existence of ghosts, visitors from outer space, and other paranormal entities. While the more sophisticated might think of these people as crazy, social scientists take a different view. VOA's Greg Flakus has this report.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Nyad Ends Cuba to US Swim

VOANews: Nyad Ends Cuba to US Swim

After almost 30 hours in water, 61-year-old endurance swimmer Diana Nyad abandons effort due to asthma, pain, adverse weather

Friday, August 12, 2011

2011 Gold Rush Is On



VOAVideo: 2011 Gold Rush Is On

With the price of gold hovering around $1,800 an ounce, gold buyers haven't been this busy in many years. In New York, the buyers and traders of gold have a standing room only business. VOA's Bernard Shusman in New York City reports.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Transplant Procedure Increases Supply of Available Kidneys

VOANews: Transplant Procedure Increases Supply of Available Kidneys

Johns Hopkins researchers develop protocol to desensitize individuals so they can receive kidneys that normally would be rejected

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

'Walking Miracle' Inspires Others



VOA Learning English Video: 'Walking Miracle' Inspires Others

Pat Rummerfield spends a week every month with patients in the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Maryland's Kennedy Krieger Institute. He works as a spokesman and raises money for the institute. He also provides moral support.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Non-Native English Speakers Inspire Linguistics Archive

VOANews: Non-Native English Speakers Inspire Linguistics Archive

Database of accented English speech draws teachers, linguists and actors (download mp3)

Monday, August 8, 2011

2011 ESL Registration and Placement Testing at Milpitas Adult School


2011 ESL Registration and Placement Testing at Milpitas Adult School

August 8, 10, 12, 15 or 17

MORNING AND EVENING CLASSSES for Academic and Career Students
Registration 9 am - 12
Begins on time. No late entry!
eTest 1 - 4 pm

Bring a picture ID and a $40 non-refundable test fee. (Exact change
only)
Plan to be here approximately 3 hours for registration and 3 hours for
the eTest. No Children Please!

The next ESL Registration/Placement test will be August 8, 10, 12, 15 and 17. Please click one of the language version listed below for registration and testing times.


School starts on August 29th

MORNING ESL CLASSES
ESL - Career & College Students Mon - Fri 8:45 am - 12 noon

EVENING CLASSES
ESL - Career & College Students Tue/Thu 5:45 pm - 9 pm
ESL Citizenship Preparation Tue/Thu 5:45 pm - 9 pm
Next Registration/Test Date: Oct 25, 2011.
Check the website https://adulted.musd.org/ for ESL updates.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Health Problems Slow Gains in US Life Spans



VOALearning English Video: Health Problems Slow Gains in US Life Spans

Americans spend more on health care than most other people. Yet a new study shows that life expectancy in the United States is falling behind other developed countries. (read more)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Brains Gain From Physical Activity by Older People

VOA Learning English: Brains Gain From Physical Activity by Older People

Two new studies add to evidence that exercise can reduce the risk of dementia HEALTH REPORT (download mp3)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Unequal Treatment Drives Disability Rights Movement



VOA Learning English Video: Unequal Treatment Drives Disability Rights Movement

http://voaspecialenglish.com

New estimates show that more than one billion people have a physical or mental disability. Experts say almost one-fifth of them experience serious difficulties in their daily lives as a result of their disability. And disability rates are increasing as populations get older and more people get long-term conditions, like heart disease and diabetes. (read more)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Researchers Say New Pill Improves Memory

VOANews: Researchers Say New Pill Improves Memory

In clinical trials, guanfacine, currently used to treat high blood pressure, also helped to reverse age-related memory declines

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

US Congressional Vote Looms on Debt Ceiling Deal



VOAVideo: US Congressional Vote Looms on Debt Ceiling Deal

Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress have reached agreement on increasing the debt ceiling and cutting spending after months of political fighting. Both the House of Representatives and the Senate plan to vote on the measure Monday, just a day ahead of the deadline for reaching a deal. VOA's Laurel Bowman has more.

Monday, August 1, 2011

ESL Podcast 707 – Looking Back on One’s Life

ESL Podcast 707 – Looking Back on One’s Life


Are you satisfied with your life so far? Learn how to be a little happier by listening to this episode. Download Podcast