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Hollywood stars support Siem Reap's Angkor Hospital for children

By: Diana Saw Posted: December-13-2009 in
Diana Saw

Anne Hathaway and Eva Longoria Parker were just two of the stars who attended a gala dinner for the benefit of Cambodia's Friends without a Border. The dinner was held on Dec 10, International Human Rights Day, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. They were joined by Ali Larter, Diane Kruger, Kate Hudson and many others.

Friends without a Border was founded by Japanese photographer Kenro Izu and funds The Angkor Hospital for Children located in Siem Reap.

Typhoon NIDA (26W) (26W) CAT 1---12PM Dec 01: 20.4N 137.9E 140 kph NW @ 05 kph Western Pacific

By: Gene Davis Posted: December-01-2009 in
Gene Davis

Typhoon NIDA continues to weaken as it moves slowly northwestward.

*Cooler dry air, increasing upper-level winds (aka. Vertical Wind Shear) and slightly lower sea surface temperatures are the ones that contribute for the weakening of NIDA.

*Do not use this for life or death decision. This advisory is intended for additional information purposes only. Kindly refer to your country's official weather agency for local warnings, advisories & bulletins.

Current Storm Information

Time/Date: 12:00 PM PST Tue Dec 01 2009
Location of Eye: 20.4º N Lat 137.9º E Lon

The National Assembly Prepares to Release the Salaries of Personnel through a Bank, and to Collect Taxes on the Salaries

By: The Mirror, editor: Norbert Klein Posted: December-01-2009 in
The Mirror, editor: Norbert Klein

"Phnom Penh: Personnel of the National Assembly (not to be confused with the 123 parliamentarians) is required to receive their salaries through a bank account and to pay taxes for their salaries; according to the plan, this will start from January 2010.

"On 25 November 2009, 73 persons employed at the National Assembly, in positions of directors and deputy directors of departments, are preparing documents and have their photos taken to fill in application forms to open accounts at the ANZ Royal Bank. This is the first step. Next comes the filling of forms by normal staff of the National Assembly - their total number is not given. But it is known that those staff are under the administration of the secretariat of the National Assembly, where at present, there are 1,200 staff members and some other contracted persons.

Super Typhoon NIDA (26W) CAT 5. UPDATE 12PM Nov 26: 15.1N 140.1E 280 kph NW @ 20 kph Northern Philippine Sea

By: Gene Davis Posted: November-25-2009 in
Gene Davis

Extremely Catastrophic Super Typhoon NIDA (26W) has reached its peak and is now slowly weakening...still moving northwesterly across the warm seas of the Western Pacific.

*Residents and visitors along the Eastern Coast of the Philippines should closely monitor the progress of NIDA.

*Do not use this for life or death decision. This advisory is intended for additional information purposes only. Kindly refer to your country's official weather agency for local warnings, advisories & bulletins.

Current Storm Information

Time/Date: 12:00 PM PST Thu Nov 26 2009

The Government Suspends All Promotions for Government Positions in 2010

By: The Mirror - editor: Norbert Klein Posted: November-23-2009 in
The Mirror - editor: Norbert Klein

“According to a recent notification from the Council of Ministers, the Royal Government decided to suspend all promotions for government positions in 2010. If a promotion in any position is planned, it has to wait until 2011.

“Formerly the Royal Government, in addition to having already a heavy overhead apparatus with many officials, had nominated countless advisors at ministries and at other institutions, and ministers and heads of institutions had appointed their officials to hold many positions. In any ministry, there are many directors and deputy directors. In a department, there are at least 10 deputy directors, while in the police, the military, and the military police, there are also many who are nominated as deputy directors… This makes the government to carry a burden of ever increasing expenses.

TROPICAL DEPRESSION 26W [UNNAMED] 1:00 PM PST (05:00 GMT) Sun 22 November 2009

By: Gene Davis Posted: November-22-2009 in
Gene Davis

Forecast Outlook: 26W is expected to move northward for the next 12 hours and intensify. The 2 to 5-day Long-Range Forecast shows the system attaining Tropical Storm status tomorrow morning [8am Nov 23: 7.3N 148.7E] as it moves NW-ward. 26W will continue to track northwestward across the Western Pacific Ocean, passing about 300 km WSW of Guam on Thursday morning [8am Nov 26: 12.5N 142.2E] as a Category 1 Typhoon w/ forecast winds of 120 kph...and will be about 500 km WNW of Guam on Friday morning [8am Nov 27: 15.0N 140.4E]. Based on this forecast, 26W is not a threat to the Philippines.

The Cambodian Prime Minister: China Becomes the Constructor of the Longest Sections of Roads in Cambodia

By: The Mirror - editor: Norbert Klein Posted: November-15-2009 in
The Mirror - editor: Norbert Klein


The Mirror, Vol. 13, No. 638 - Friday, 13.11.2009

Apologies for the delays, which may continue into the coming week, as I am attending the UN Internet Governance Forum meetings in Sharm el Sheikh/Egypt with a busy schedule, in a different time zone. I try to be timely as much as possible.

Norbert Klein

"Stung Treng: The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Samdech Akkak Moha Senapadei Dekchor Hun Sen, said that China becomes the country that has constructed the most roads in Cambodia, sections of road of more than 1,500 km, which had been constructed, are being constructed, or are planned to be constructed. Moreover, China has provided loans to construct bridges with a total length of 3,014 meters, for which in total more than US$800 million have been offered for road construction and more than US$100 million for building bridges. Besides, there are hydro-electric projects in some provinces with 700 megawatt power, costing approx. US$1.7 billion.

Typhoon MIRINAE (Pre-SANTI/23W) CAT# 2. 6PM Oct 28: 16.3N 136.1E 160 kph West @ 28 kph Eastern Luzon

By: Gene Davis Posted: October-26-2009 in
Gene Davis

Typhoon MIRINAE (PRE-SANTI) moving closer quickly to the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)...wind speeds now at 140 kph...threatens Eastern Luzon.

*Residents and visitors along the eastern coast of Luzon (Philippines) should closely monitor the progress of MIRINAE (PRE-SANTI).

*Kindly refer to your local warnings & bulletins issued by your country's official weather agency. This advisory is intended for additional information purposes only.

TYPHOON LUPIT [RAMIL/22W/0920] Spares Northern Philippines-Now a Tropical Storm 6:00pm. October 23, 2009

By: Gene Davis Posted: October-22-2009 in
Gene Davis

TROPICAL STORM LUPIT [RAMIL/22W/0920]
T2K PUBLIC ADVISORY NUMBER 029
6:00 PM PST (10:00 GMT) Fri 23 October 2009
Source: T2K ANALYSIS / JTWC WARNING #038
View: Advisory Archives (2004-2009)
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Tropical Storm LUPIT (RAMIL) has turned northward away from Cagayan's Coast during the past 3 hours and continues losing strength...threat to Extreme Northern Luzon diminishing.

Typhoon LUPIT (RAMIL/22W) CAT 2. 6AM Oct 21: 20.3N 127.4E 160 kph WSW @ 15 kph Extreme Northern Luzon

By: Gene Davis Posted: October-19-2009 in
Gene Davis

TYPHOON LUPIT [RAMIL/22W/0920]
T2K PUBLIC ADVISORY NUMBER 021
6:00 AM PST (22:00 GMT) Wed 21 October 2009
Source: T2K ANALYSIS / JTWC WARNING #028
View: Advisory Archives (2004-2009)
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Typhoon LUPIT (RAMIL) has started moving slightly WSW-ward towards Extreme Northern Luzon...outer rainbands expected to reach the area tonight or tomorrow.

*Residents and visitors along Northern Luzon & Taiwan should closely monitor the progress of LUPIT (RAMIL).

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