The Africa-China Trade Solution, a trade agreement launched by Standard Bank Namibia with Chinese company Guomoa, will assist local businesses in importing products from China by providing financial services and directly connecting them to credible and vetted suppliers.The Standard Bank Group's Africa-China Trade Solution (ACTS) is a flagship proposition for African businesses trading with China, according to Emilia Uupindi, Standard Bank Namibia Trade Manager for Business and Commercial Services.“The solution has three pillars, the import solution, solutioning for customers buying from China, the export solution, solutioning for customers selling to China, and the travel component. The webinar on March 15, 2023, was focused on the import leg of the solution" she explained.According to Uupindi, the solution is consistent with Standard Bank's efforts and primary goal of accelerating Africa's growth.“We seek to use our links with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) to solve observed trade problems with China, so our clients can have a competitive edge over other players in their chosen business areas and grow their business volumes,” she said.Furthermore, she stated that Standard Bank understands that the Chinese import process presents its own set of risks and challenges for African importers.“Through this solution, Standard bank can help Namibian importers navigate any possible risk with the assistance of our trusted import partner in China to ensure seamless cross-border trading, end to end,” she added.As part of the Group's strategic cooperation with ICBC, the largest bank in the world, Uupindi stated that the solutions function connects African importers to verified Chinese suppliers.
The basic definition of AI is an artificial intelligence created to accomplish tasks like human intellect. AI proponents consider this to be a development for the better. It will be simpler for firms to find and fix issues. AI may enhance regular business procedures such as hiring, cybersecurity, marketing, and standard operating procedures.The "The Future of Jobs Report 2020" from the World Economic Forum predicts that 85 million jobs will be lost globally to AI by 2025. Despite how terrifying that sounds, the article states that within the same period, 97 million new employments would be created.By 2025, robots and artificial intelligence (AI) are anticipated to be a part of every aspect of human life. Numerous corporate industries, most notably healthcare, customer service, and logistics, may be significantly impacted by this. In addition to self-driving cars, AI has contributed substantially to climate studies and medical research.While technology and AI are developing, most occupations will be complemented and enhanced rather than replaced by them. Researchers discovered that performance increases were most noticeable when people and robots collaborated. Humans can teach robots what to do, explain results, particularly when illogical or contentious, and uphold ethical technology usage. Both robots and humans are dependent on each other.Source: Forbes and Built-inArticle By: Thoeun Dalin
Laughter is an essential component of life. And it turns out it's pretty good for the body and the mind.Numerous research has demonstrated the beneficial psychological consequences of laughing. For instance, laughter lessens the signs of sadness. Laughter also lowers stress and elevates happiness.According to some scientists, laughing gives the body a modest exertion akin to light exercise. According to studies, laughing for 10 to 15 minutes might result in a calorie burn of 50 or more.Additionally, several professionals note that laughing is primarily a social phenomenon. They contend that health advantages come from strong relationships with friends and family or from the laughing we experience.Source: wonderopolis
The 32nd Southeast Asian Games, the first in Cambodian history, will feature 37 sports. After 64 years of waiting, Cambodia has chosen to include three sports that represent its national culture and identity, providing a chance to promote these national sports internationally. The host has the right to incorporate the traditional sports that members of society enjoy playing out of the 37 sports, according to HE Vath Chamroeun, Secretary General of the CAMSOC National Committee, who stated this on February 23, 2023. Although Cambodia has already held the Southeast Asian Championships in Khmer Martial Arts and Chess, the Southeast Asian Games host has decided to include Bokator, Khmer martial arts, and Chess.He also stated that in order to be well-prepared to meet the aim of pursuing more medals for the country, the National Committee of CAMSOC is closely collaborating with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, National Sports Training Center.Source: Ministry of Information
The graceful spires of an old stone city soar skyward over the vast complex of Angkor Archaeological Park, which is located deep within the forests of Cambodia's Siem Reap province.There are two circuits to explore at Angkor: the small circuit, which is 17 kilometers long, and the grand circuit, which is 26 kilometers long. The complex is large, so taking the time to visit every temple will help you stop wanting to see more. With flea markets, little temples, and a large number of tourists, Siem Reap is a bustling city.Visitors will be stunned by the plethora of warm welcomes and smiles when entering the Kingdom because Cambodians are known for their hospitality. The gateway to Angkor, Siem Reap, is a rapidly expanding town that offers housing, dining, and travel package options for all tastes and price ranges. For individuals whose travel plans fit what is offered, which is often a visit to one of Angkor's important sites, tour buses are available. Hire vehicles or motorbikes with drivers and/or guides who can also provide routes for anyone who want to explore more remote and off-the-beaten-path structures.When should you visit?December and January are Angkor's busiest travel months since they have the friendliest weather and the least chance of rain. Springtime temperatures can increase, usually reaching their peak in April just before the monsoon season in May and June. Monsoon season travel might be uncomfortable.
PHNOM PENH: On February 13, 2023, the Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM), the official operating and managing entity of Voice of Democracy (VOD), located at 14A, Street 392, Village 9, Sangkat Boeung Keng Kang I, Khan Chamkar Mon, Phnom Penh, was informed that its license had been revoked.The Royal Government of Cambodia's honor and reputation were damaged, and the media outlet refused to correct errors in accordance with the law, according to the Ministry of Information, which announced that VOD's license was being revoked.Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Sunday that he was unable to accept the letter from VOD expressing regret since it contained a request for forgiveness rather than an apology. In error, VOD claimed that Lt. Gen. Hun Manet, son of the Prime Minister, authorized Cambodia's humanitarian donation to Turkey on his father's behalf.The Ministry of Information was directed by the Prime Minister to revoke the media outlet's license starting at 10 am on February 13, 2023.Prime Minister Hun Sen received a second letter from VOD expressing regret, but he did not modify his mind and instructed the Ministry of Information to cancel the media license.VOD was founded by the Cambodian Center for Human Rights on January 16, 2003. (CCHR). The Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM) was founded in 2007 and is officially recognized as the regulating body of VOD and an NGO by the Ministry Of interior.
Although the risk is increased when red or preserved processed meats are used, as well as when charcoal is used as a roasting agent, the healthier alternatives of fish and chicken are still susceptible to the negative effects of acrylamide, which is created during the frying process.While it is true that consuming Bee Cheng Hiang barbecued beef slices increases one's risk of acquiring cancer if done so even in moderation, the Hong Kong consumer watchdog has unfairly committed a sin of omission by leaving out other foods that have a similar danger.Consuming any deep-fried, grilled, or overdone food exposes you to more polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and heterocyclic aromatic amines, both of which have the potential to cause cancer.This is not just a pork issue, and Bee Cheng Hiang products are not the only ones that have this.Yet, the healthier alternatives of fish and chicken are still susceptible to the negative effects of acrylamide created during the frying process. The danger is increased further with red or preserved processed meats and the use of charcoal as the roasting agent.It would be fascinating to examine how well-known processed sausages from Hong Kong fare when grilled and fried.Both the type of food we serve at the table and the way it is prepared matter much. Even while nothing rivals the aroma and flavor of deep-fried and grilled fatty meat, the preferred healthy cooking methods include poaching, steaming, pressure cooking, and double boiling.The research of which oils are optimal for particular types of food preparation also involves a lot of science; contrary to what the consumer statement implies, there is a far more nuanced relationship between health and food preparation.
On March 23, a bipartisan US Congress interrogated TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew for around four and a half hours amid growing calls for a ban on the platform in the US due to worries about the Chinese government's influence on the business.The House Energy and Commerce Committee summoned Chew to testify regarding TikTok's "consumer privacy and data security policies, the platforms' effects on children, and their ties to the Chinese Communist Party" before the committee.Members of the committee from the Democratic and Republican parties grilled Chew hard while highlighting threats to national security posed by the video-sharing site.In his defense of TikTok, Chew claimed that the business is taking "serious action" to allay Washington's concerns that the 150 million American users of the network pose some sort of data security danger.Chew testified that neither the Chinese Communist Party nor the Chinese government receive data from TikTok, whose parent firm is China's ByteDance.Although Chew attempted to defend his business, he did acknowledge that ByteDance engineers in China have access to data, according to the BBC.The BBC reported him as adding, "We rely on global interoperability, Chinese technologists have access to data."Concerns over TikTok's users' data being spied on by the Chinese government have caused controversy in a number of nations and groups. The app has been outlawed on government-owned devices by Belgium, New Zealand, Norway, Taiwan, the UK, and the European Parliament. TikTok and numerous other Chinese apps were subject to a statewide ban in India in 2020.The government, under the direction of President Joe Biden, reportedly ordered that all federal employees remove the social media program from government-issued mobile devices within 30 days, according to a report in the US media on February 28. The Canadian government recently announced a similar prohibition.
Phnom Penh, March 26, 2023 --The National Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Day, the first ever of its kind, in Cambodia kicked off this morning.The three-day event, organised by the Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation, was presided over by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.More than 200 relevant institutions, including ministries, higher education and research institutions, national and international development partners, businesses and business associations attended the National STI Day.“This event will raise awareness of the Royal Government's vision and strategy for the development of innovative science and technology. The event also provides an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss, share experiences and to jointly address emerging challenges in the region," Samdech Techo Hun Sen said.Senior Minister and Minister of Industry, Science, and Technology and Innovation H.E. Cham Prasidh said this event was held with the collaboration with some regional experts from Laos and Thailand.Highlights of the national event include the launch of the Science Caravan, the first ever mobile science lab, which is designed to engage children in science, technology and innovation, as well as encourages a positive attitude toward STEM education.The event also features keynote presentations by experts and researchers in the fields of science and technology, with a focus on promoting the field of STEM for children and especially for girls, as well as a Talk Show to bring together intellectuals, entrepreneurs and government experts to discuss various challenges as well as find solutions and future cooperation in science and technology.National Day of Science, Technology and Innovation is a contribution to the implementation of the Royal Government's policies and roadmaps in accordance with the Cambodian Digital Economy and Social Policy Framework 2021-2035 and for Cambodia to be ready to become an upper middle-income country by 2030.