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Sunday, April 25, 2010

World Health Organization (WHO) recommends traveller “insect repellent”

World Health Organization (WHO) recommends traveller “insect repellent” as one of the basic medical kit.

Apr 25, 2010 – Moz Away mosquito repellent spray is a 100% natural made mosquito repellent spray with deet free and no side effect to adults, children and babies. Because it is natural, safe and effective, Moz Away mosquito repellent spray has becoming popular household brand in the market today.

Why Moz Away Mosquito Repellent Spray is your choice

• 100% natural plant oil (DEET FREE)
• Long protection hour
• Suitable for indoor and outdoor
• Non greasy, staining and alcohol free
• Safe for baby and children
• Suitable for all skins
• Easy to use and carry especially when you travel

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Alert! Mosquito disease seriously reported in Africa, United States, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, Mauritius, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, China, Korea, Philippine, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Malaysia, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Middle East countries. World Health Organization (WHO) recommends traveller “insect repellent” as one of the basic medical kit.

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Direction for use:
Spray onto exposed areas such as arms, legs and face. For face and lower limbs, it is easier to spray on the hands before apply.

Quantity:
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Usage instructions with tested and result provened:

1) Hand/ Leg/ Body/ Face (External only)
Spray on hands, legs and body when mosquitoes are active. For face, spray onto hands before apply.

2) Shoe cabinet/ wardrobe
Mosquitoes like to stay in the shady and windless area such as shoe cabinet and wardrobe; you may spray few times into cabinet or wardrobe to cut down mosquitoes to fly in.

3) Clothes
Spray onto clothes before wear especially when you intend to go out at night.

4) Plants/ Flowers
Mosquitoes like to hide around home plants or flowers; you may spray onto plants or flowers to repel mosquitoes and harmful insects immediately.

5) Car
Mosquitoes like to fly into car at night or early morning, spray few times into car then leave the door open for 1- 2mins before get in.

6) Bedroom
Mosquitoes are active at night, spray few times into bedroom before go to bed.

7) Window / Door
Mosquitoes always fly into house through doors and windows, spray few times to the side of doors and windows to cut down mosquitoes fly into the house.

8) Dustbin
Because of the wastage foods, other than flies, mosquitoes also like to fly into dustbin, spray few times into it to cut down mosquitoes and flies.

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Exploring Cambodia

Laura Tanna, Contributor

A tear slid down his cheek as Ly Sarith described the constant battle of wits for survival. If they shout "Attention!", don't stiffen like a soldier. They'll kill you. If they ask you to read something, don't. They'll know you're educated and kill you. His father was executed. He survived.
Too often we think of Cambodia as the killing fields of the Khmer Rouge, and for us it was a rarely moving experience to speak with such a holocaust survivor, though our purpose for visiting Siem Reap was to view magnificent temples.

The Khmer empire once stretched in the west from the Burmese border with Siam, now Thailand, and north to Laos. Khmer kings traded with the Chinese and adopted the religion of Indian scholars. In their quest to attain benefits from the gods in this world and the next, Khmer royalty created both Hindu and later Buddhist monuments from the 9th through the 15th centuries, the ruins of which remain part of Cambodia's remarkable heritage. Frequently at war with their neighbours, the Siamese and the Viet, the Khmer kings often moved their capitals. Today the best known of these glorious Khmer temples are Angkor Wat, 'the town which is a temple', and Angkor Thom, 'the great town', located near Siem Reap, a name which translates as defeat of the Siamese.

Elegant residences

Both the Grand Raffles Hotel
d'Angkor and the boutique Amansara Hotel serve as elegant residences, while more basic hotels and bed and breakfasts also accommodate an increasing number of international visitors who fly into this city to visit these historic sites.

Our Amansara Hotel provided an experienced guide, a two-seater motorcycle rickshaw and morning and afternoon expeditions which started with the wind blowing through our hair as we sped four miles to the various temples. What I wasn't expecting was the immersion into rural Cambodian life. Our first afternoon at 3:00 we headed east of Siem Reap, past a dry countryside resembling Guyana, the wooden houses built high above ground on stilts to protect from floods in the late May to November rainy season. Then the now-parched fields become rice paddies, plowed using white bullocks whose ribs are showing. Occasionally, a brown-water buffalo appears. Rural houses have walls of woven banana fronds, sometimes blue tarps or plastic rice bags hanging side by side to supplement these.

The Peoples' Party of Cambodia enclaves always seem to be better built of proper wood. One yard enclosed in grand wrought-iron fencing with gilt prongs was identified as belonging to someone who had escaped to 'foreign' and sent money back. Poverty speaks of the brutal killing fields where the educated were butchered, over one million and a half people dying during the reign of the Khmer Rouge, from 1975 to 1979, where their extreme Communism sought to eliminate all but an agricultural peasantry from which to build a new state.

Many who survived the violence died from starvation, and though the Vietnamese overthrew the Khmer Rouge in 1978/79, civil war continued until the Viet withdrawal in 1989. After the Paris Peace Accord of 1991, Angkor Wat became a World Heritage site in 1992 and restoration of the magnificent temples slowly began. Today, small farmers have a few bananas, coconuts, maybe corn and mangoes but despite the horror of their suffering over the decades, when we walk the country lanes people wave. Lying in hammocks or gathered beneath the houses, pet dogs and children play in the dirt. Wells are cement gifts from foreign aid. Many foreign organisations provide assistance for orphanages and schools. Just as today the world is responding to Haiti's need after the devastating earthquake, the world is assisting Cambodia in small ways after ignoring the holocaust that destroyed a generation.

I first heard of Angkor Wat when Jacqueline Kennedy visited in the '60s. You may have seen Ta Prohm, the temple in the jungle where Angelina Jolie was filmed in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Here ancient forest consumes man's efforts to venerate his gods as huge trees with gigantic roots envelope the temples. Already I understand why the actress adopted a Cambodian son. The children are adorable - not demanding, not annoying - just delightfully asking one to buy their postcards or guidebooks, they wait by temple entrances to earn a dollar. Yes, Siem Reap uses US dollars as its main currency.

Temples are built from lava, sandstone and covered in stucco. The higher each platform level, the smaller are the repeated designs, so an illusion of great height is attained, creating temples of rare beauty. Sadly, some lay in complete ruin on the ground. Like a gigantic jigsaw puzzle, 400,000 blocks of stone are assembled in one area, awaiting restoration by dedicated archaeologists from France, Germany, Switzerland, China, Japan, India, American NGOs and other countries, each restoring different sites. The most famous, the 500-acre rectangular Angkor Wat, built from 1113-50 AD, once a Buddhist then a Hindu temple, has vast walls of bas relief carvings portraying scenes from the Ramayana and other mythological and historic themes, including depictions of King Suryavarman II's army, reminiscent of ancient Egyptian bas relief on the tombs of Pharohs. In fact, experts dispute whether this complex was actually designed as a temple or a tomb.

Favourite site

My favourite site was Bayon, in the exact centre of the last capital, the royal city Angkor Thom, built a mile north and years after Angkor Wat. As the administrative and religious centre of the Khmer empire from the end of the 12th century, with 54 towers and more than 200 huge carved heads depicting the Buddhist concept of the cosmos, Angkor Thom was reputed to outrival any European city of the time. We walk through the forest at dawn, birdsong as beautiful as the music from Buddhist temples to arrive at one site. Another night we walk through the forest under a full moon to watch the sun slowly rise above the ancient temple towers. Nothing prepares you for the awesome understanding of man's mortality, your own fleeting existence, in the presence of glory and power, diminished to ruined grandeur.

If you're going to Siem Reap, a guidebook is an absolute must as each site depicts such a complex religious and political history that even a few hours of reading will enhance one's appreciation of the art and architecture enormously. Visas may be obtained via the Internet and avoid the rainy season when malaria-spreading mosquitoes are more prevalent. The ambiance, food and service of the Amansara were excellent!
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Kent project to collect memories

Forty years have passed, but memories remain fresh of what occurred during four days in May on a pretty campus in northeastern Ohio.

That year, the gently rolling grassy hills of Kent State University were dotted not by people relaxing in the sun but by Vietnam War protesters and National Guardsmen with rifles.

Emotions ran high, spurred by news of U.S. bombings in Cambodia on one side and by exhaustion on the part of the guardsmen, fresh off a Teamsters strike.

Trouble began on Friday night, with vandalism downtown and a bonfire in the street. The ROTC building was burned on Saturday.

And on a sunny Monday, shortly after noon, guardsmen shot and killed four students and wounded nine others.

Many details of the day remain debated, but the names of the dead have become well-known: Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer and William Schroeder.

Faculty members kept the situation from escalating that day. Immediately after the shootings, they received permission to speak to students and persuaded them to leave the Commons area.

Geology professor Glenn Frank pleaded: "I don't care if you've never listened to anybody before in your life. I am begging you right now, if you don't disperse right now, they're going to move in. It will only be a slaughter. Please, listen to me. Jesus Christ, I don't want to be part of this. Listen to me."

My sisters were both Kent students in May 1970. They have never liked to talk about that day. They and the 22,000 other students enrolled were ordered off the campus after the shootings. They took what they could carry and made their way through chaos, leaving the rest of their belongings in their dorm rooms, to be picked up later.

University students finished their classes by mail that quarter or by meeting in small groups in the homes of professors. A curfew was in place.

By June, normalcy was returning. About 1,200 students received their degrees in a ceremony.

I learned a lot about those days from a wonderful book - The Kent Affair - by professors Ottavio M. Casale and Louis Paskoff, the latter who became my English professor in the 1980s.

Out of print, the book sticks in my mind because of its level of detail. It describes the search of dorms and the confiscation of "weapons," including a felt-covered brick, which likely had been a doorstop.

This year, a project has been formed to record and broadcast the memories of those who were present on May 4, 1970.

Spearheaded by the sister of Allison Krause, the Kent State Truth Tribunal will operate May 1-4 from Franklin Square Deli Building at the corner of Water and Main streets. The group invites people to tell their stories on camera in front of an interviewer. For more information, visit www.truthtribunal.org.

The tribunal has a page on Facebook in which people are beginning to recount their recollections. Excerpts from a few of the postings:

"I'll never forget Sandy's blood on my hands. It was the beginning of the end of the Vietnam War. Why was such a high price paid?"

- Larry Raines


"I was at Oberlin College at the time, and Kent State students came to our campus - very close - as a refuge. Many of us feared that the country was headed for a police state."

- David Palmer


"On the afternoon of Sunday, May 3, I went out on a walk to dispel some nervous energy. I ended up over at Walls Elementary School, which was being used for a sort of impromptu military base for the newly arrived National Guardsmen who arrived the night before.

"I spoke to a guardsman on the playground and noticed the . . . strap of bullets he was carrying. I asked him if I could see one, since I'd never before seen a bullet.

"He handed it to me and it was the size of my middle finger and remarkably heavy. I asked him if he was going to shoot someone and he confessed he was ready to shoot anyone right now.

"For years, I've wondered if that one lone man and that one lone bullet I held killed or injured anyone."

- Sally Burnell


What happened at Kent State in 1970 changed a nation forever. The new walking tour will help us retrace our history, and learn from that pivotal time.

Its lessons should not be forgotten.

Cindy Decker is Dispatch travel editor. Reach her at 614-461-5027 or by e-mail.

cdecker@dispatch.com
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Brigadier to soldier on for journalists

ALISON Creagh has served in military operations in areas as hot as Afghanistan, Iraq, Cambodia and East Timor.

Now she faces a battle of another kind -- as the interface between a media hungry for information and an Australian Defence Force that is often reluctant to part with it.

The ADF's new head of "Media-Ops", Brigadier Creagh says her role is to get as much information as possible out into the public arena without placing lives or military operations at risk.

The first female serving officer to do the job, Brigadier Creagh agreed that sometimes defence did not give journalists timely responses to questions.

"But I think that what you may see as a reluctance from us is often not a reluctance at all," she said.

"It's more that we have limitations on how we're able to respond in terms of timeliness, and particularly with sensitive matters and significant issues we want to try to give you the right information."

That sometimes took time, Brigadier Creagh said. "Often it won't meet the requirements of the media in terms of deadlines. That's a real challenge for us and we know that is an issue."

Brigadier Creagh's comments came as parliamentary secretary on defence issues Mike Kelly said yesterday that Defence Minister John Faulkner "wants to create a more open culture, a more transparent administration".

But Dr Kelly indicated that tight controls on much of the information about the ADF in Afghanistan would be hard to shift.

Greater transparency remained a clear goal, Dr Kelly told the Ten Network, but it was complicated by the fact that many Australian operations in Afghanistan involved special forces.

"You can't threaten the potential success of operations, or put your personnel at risk," he said.

"It is always better to err on the side of safety and security of your personnel in this sort of environment, and I think the Australian people understand that."

Brigadier Creagh said she had all the access she needed to senior officers to do her job.

"I think if I raise issues of concern or I ask questions I'll get answers," she said.

Whether those answers could be made public would be decided on a case-by-case basis.

Brigadier Creagh has had very broad experience in the ADF, and has a chestful of medal ribbons reflecting service in Iraq, Afghanistan, Cambodia and East Timor and extensive roles in training and in buying equipment.

"There's nothing like going on a deployment,' she told Media. "It doesn't come without hazards and it's quite nerve-racking at times."
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