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Wednesday, April 08th, 2015

Funding Boost for Cambodia’s Hero Mine-Detecting Rats NGO

BY SIMON HENDERSON | MARCH 17, 2014 The Belgian demining NGO APOPO, which is pioneering the use of mine-detecting rats in the former battlefields of Cambodia, has received funding from the German government to expand its mine-clearance work in the country. In November, the government gave the green light for APOPO to begin testing highly skilled African Giant Pouched Rats—nicknamed… [Read Full Article]
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Monday, February 23th, 2015

Francis Parker Exploring South East Asia

Wednesday, Feb. 18th: A Glimpse of the Past and a Glimpse of the Future Standing at the center of every country, there seems to lie a defining moment in the state's history that, more often than not, stands as a point of pride. In the United States, people are proud of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the… [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Francis Parker Exploring South East Asia

Sunday, Feb. 15: One Foot in the Past, One in the Future "If you put one foot in the past and one in the future, you pee on today," Yut, our tour guide in Siem Reap, reminded us with his spread-out stance. Although seemingly far from profound and even silly, we've seen this Buddhist sentiment reiterated throughout our several days… [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Francis Parker Exploring Southeast Asia

Saturday, Feb.14: Witnessing the Realities of Cambodia Our group awoke at around 6:30 to have our first breakfast at the Metta Karuna Center. We shared a buffet-style meal, with baguettes, assorted jams, bannanas and packaged ramen soup. After we all stuffed ourselves with food, we hopped on a bus headed for Banteay Srei, an old temple of almost a thousand… [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Francis Parker Exploring Southeast Asia

Wednesday, Feb. 11: A Country of Opposites Vietnam is a country of opposites. From order to chaos, from communism to captialism, and from old to new. Today, we explored these seemingly incompatible worlds. Walking in a single-file line through the covered corridor at Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, it seemed as if we faced a new guard at every step. Despite… [Read Full Article]
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