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Asim is a volunteers who has been in Nepal since mid May, working at a childrens' orthopaedic hospital out in Banepa. One day this week, he decided to go all out...buy a guitar, a leather cowboy hat and a funny looking coat...check out the photos!
When we met in Excelsior, Alex was giving Asim a guitar lesson and we discovered that Alex and Kate (both from Canada) sing great togethre! Unfortunately she was leaving the next morning, but we had a bit of a sing-along at the hotel before everyone headed to bed.
On Thursday 24th June 2010, Cambodian country officially celebrated to opening of country's first sky highway bridge which was named Spean Akas Kbal Thnol in Phnom Penh.
That is the first time of Cambodia history to contruct a kind of sky bridge structure, the bridge is 308 meter long, 14,2 meter wide and 5.20 meter high, And its contrustion started to build on 27 May 2009 until 27 May 2010 which means that it took one year to build it and it cost 6.440.216 US dollars .
The main purpost of the bridge building is to ease traffic congetion in Phnom Penh. The goverment of Cambodia has annouced that there will be more road that we need to enlarge and more brige will be contructed for the sake of public transportation means.
(Photo by Phnom Penh Post)
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the Mandeville Regional Hospital; held their annual symposium on May 10th 2010 at the Golf View Hotel, Mandeville.
The Symposium was captioned “Uterine Fibroids: Modern management of an old disease” and commenced at 4:40 pm with a preconference film festival.
The chairperson, Dr Ying welcomed all guests and participants to the symposium which was well supported by health practioners and pharmaceutical sales agencies. The volunteers present were Rosie Sandell UK premedical volunteer, Nurse Stephanie Minshall UK volunteer, fourth year medical student Mikkel Kunwald Danish volunteer. Projects Abroad staff also participated in the conference; these were Rhoseen Davis (Project Officer – Teaching and Medicine) and Stefanie Geisler (Volunteer Liaison Officer).
The information dispensed served as an eye opener for our volunteers who were able to familiarize themselves with the incidence of uterine fibroids in Jamaica, especially in women of African descent and note the issue with trying to understand the origin of this disease as well as to how to adequately treat the symptoms and effects of the disease.
The presentations were engaging with doctors from hospitals all across the island. The lectures included the following: “The impact of uterine fibroids on women’s health”, “Non-Surgical options for the management of uterine fibroids”, “The management of uterine fibroids during pregnancy”, “Uterine artery embolizaions as a treatment option for uterine fibroids” and “The role of endoscopic surgery in the management of uterine fibroids”.
Questions were facilitated after the presentations. There were ...
Two days ago I came back from an incredible 4 day trip to the Northwest of Argentina. The landscapes, the change of colours of the mountains, the Salt Lake, the indigenous people and the small villages lost in the middle of nowhere made it all very different to what I had already seen of this beautiful country – the falls of Iguazu where one of the 7 wonders of the world makes you dizzy by its immensity; the famous wine region of Mendoza; the snowy mountains of Bariloche and the lakes of San Martin de los Andes; the city of tango Buenos Aires & finally the Sierras of Cordoba, my home town for the past 8 months.
I arrived in October 2009 not knowing much of Argentina but with the feeling that my stay here was going to be a life changing experience. As a Projects Abroad volunteer I discovered how generous the Argentineans are and how easy it is to feel at home when your thousands of kilometers from your family. Travelling not only opens your mind to other cultures but enables you to meet lifelong friends. Now, as the Social Manager, I try to share this feeling with volunteers and hope that they too will fully experience their time with their host family & at their placement.
There were a lot of high hopes held for the African teams before the World Cup started, due to the fact that it was on home soil and the numbers of stars abroad were growing. Yet 12 and a half days after the start of the World Cup, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, South Africa, Nigeria and Algeria were all out of the group stages, falling short at the first hurdle. I personally don’t think it was it due to a lack of passion or effort. Noteworthy mentions go to South Africa’s triumphant victory against the French, Ivory Coast’s passionate display against the Brazilians while coming up against a terrible decision to allow Luis Fabiano’s second goal to stand, and Nigeria’s valiant effort against the South Koreans.
There was a lot of excitement and tension in Ghana because they were the sole country waving the flag for Africa. The whole continent’s hope rested on them to go through to the next round. So it was understandable that the staff in Kumasi were shouting, screaming and running about the office during the game!
The Ghanaians lost the game, but due to the Australians beating the Serbians in the other game, they managed to limp into the next round. They will now face USA on June . I will try and get a video of the crazy staff here for next time! The cars on the roads were all honking their horns after the game and the whole city was full of cheering Ghanaians. I can’t wait for the next game.
More importantly though – Japan vs Denmark tonight!
By Minato Kobori