Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
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Friday, August 26, 2011
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.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
VOA Learning English: Scientists Look At Plant Products With An Eye To New Possibilities for Health Herbs and spices may be good for more than cooking. SCIENCE IN THE NEWS (download mp3)
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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
Monday, August 22, 2011
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
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.
Friday, August 19, 2011
News English Lessons: World’s “Best Restaurant” Closes (30th July, 2011)
A Spanish restaurant that was voted best in the world five times has closed.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
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
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
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
Friday, August 12, 2011
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
Johns Hopkins researchers develop protocol to desensitize individuals so they can receive kidneys that normally would be rejected
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
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
Database of accented English speech draws teachers, linguists and actors (download mp3)
- Speech Accent Archive at George Mason University.
Monday, August 8, 2011
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
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.
- English Version of ESL Registration/Testing for August 2011
- Spanish Version of ESL Registration/Testing for August 2011
- Chinese Version of ESL Registration/Testing for August 2011
- Vietnamese Version of ESL Registration/Testing for August 2011
School starts on August 29th
MORNING ESL CLASSES
ESL - Career & College Students Mon - Fri 8:45 am - 12 noon
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.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
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Saturday, August 6, 2011
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
Two new studies add to evidence that exercise can reduce the risk of dementia HEALTH REPORT (download mp3)
Thursday, August 4, 2011
VOA Learning English Video: Unequal Treatment Drives Disability Rights Movement
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
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
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.