If the World Could Vote

I recommend visiting http://www.iftheworldcouldvote.com if you haven’t heard about it. The website, created by a few guys in Iceland, gives anyone with internet access to vote for who they wish to be the next US President, no matter where in the world they are. Of course, only American votes in the November 4th elections count, but it is great to see what people outside the US think.

Barack Obama 86.8% (544,439 votes)
John McCain 13.2% (82,485 votes)
Total number of votes: 626,927
Countries voted from: 207

Votes received the last…

Hour: 1,473
24 hours: 43,499
7 days: 204,133
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A disaster resilient city?

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Dear Editor,

Flooding in Phnom Penh city  and the surrounding areas has been featured in the news almost every day. This is alarming for the city and its uncertain future.

That some officials in the Phnom Penh authority have laid the blame for such flooding on rainy season is ridiculous. However, this is, to an extent, true because there is a great loss of natural reservoirs that were used to retain rain and storm water. Before they used this excuse, they should have asked how often such occurrence had happened in the past.

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Independence or Paris?

Written by Sophan Seng
Monday, 27 October 2008

Dear Editor,

I am dismayed by the government’s rehearsal for the national independence celebration (‘Bigger and better’ Independence Day, October 23). Of course, Cambodia’s Independence Day on November 9 is important as Cambodia gained full freedom from the French on that day, but I believe the Paris Peace Agreement on October 23 is equally important.

October 23 is considered a renaissance for Cambodia in both economic and political terms. Though Cambodia has encountered problems in terms of fully implementing the chapters of the treaty, the path to democracy in Cambodia lies in the treaty’s stipulations.

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“Sampling Strategies”

Kandace J. Landreneau, RN, PhD, CCTC, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of California-San Francisco, Walnut Creek, CA, Research Committee Member

What is a sample?
A sample is a subset of your population by which you select to be participants in your study.

What is sampling?
Sampling is simply stated as selecting a portion of the population, in your research area, which will be a representation of the whole population.

What are sampling strategies?
The strategy is the plan you set forth to be sure that the sample you use in your research study represents the population from which you drew your sample. For example, if your study included the living donors then the strategy you chose to enter them would help support that they are representative of all living donors.

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