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2014-02-26 12:23:51

From Chicago to Cambodia, THF seeks to enrich the lives of youth through skateboarding. OCEANSIDE, Calif., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tony Hawk Foundation Board Of Directors has announced the nonprofit organization's latest skatepark grant awards, plus a new initiative to expand its International work through a $100,000 commitment to Skateistan, the youth empowerment and educational program in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa. (Photo:...

2014-01-13 23:00:38

On 5-6 March, 2014 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, CMT is hosting its 4th RubberPLANT Summit to delve into rubber price movement, plantation techniques and productivity in a sluggish global economy, plus the emergence of new rubber producing countries like Cambodia, Myanmar and Gabon. To be attended by key officials, global investors, plantation owners, economists, the summit is slated to be a major business platform for the rubber community worldwide. Phnom Penh, Cambodia (PRWEB) January 14,...

New Bird Species Found In Cambodia Capitol
2013-06-26 10:20:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online To discover new species, scientists often travel to the most remote jungle or the deepest ocean crevasse. However, conservationists recently spotted a new species simply strolling around the streets of Cambodia’s busy capital city, according to a report in the journal Forktail. Dubbed the Cambodian tailorbird, or Orthotomus chaktomuk, the formerly undescribed species was spotted in the bustling metropolis of Phnom Penh, and a number...

2011-06-20 13:30:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sumner Redstone today announced a grant of $720,000 to the Cambodian Children's Fund (CCF), a non-profit program that provides a wide range of critical health and educational services to impoverished and abused children in Cambodia's capital city of Phnom Penh. This most recent gift brings Mr. Redstone's total commitment to CCF to $1.72 million. Mr. Redstone's initial $500,000 grant in 2007 established CCF's child rescue center and was...

2011-02-02 17:00:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kim Irvine, professor of geography and planning at Buffalo State College, continues to make significant contributions to the effort to ensure that the people of Southeast Asia have adequate, safe drinking water. In the July 2010 issue of the Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution, Irvine, with guest editorial coauthor Thammarat Koottatep of the School of Environment, Resources and Development at the Asian Institute of...

2010-12-17 12:55:03

It is a mystery why some children with HIV infection do not get sick. Researchers from The HIV Netherlands Australia Thailand Research Collaboration at the Thai Red Cross AIDS in Bangkok, the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STD in Phnom Penh and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston think that it might be explained by the types of white blood cells the children have. Long-term, non-progressors HIV kills white blood cells that help fight infections. Without treatment, most...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.