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    Making his influence Count

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 16/04/2012

    » As a billionaire with a European title of nobility, Count Gerald van der Straten Ponthoz has the world at his feet. Having traversed the globe for years, a handful of coincidences brought the Belgian to Thailand a decade ago. Little did he know back then that moving to the Land of Smiles would be the start of a string of projects which he would help spearhead to equip tribal folk in the North with the educational know-how to a promising career path of their choice.

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    In a league of his own

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 01/11/2012

    » Teerasil Dangda _ one of the most sought-after Thai strikers in the Thailand Premier League today _ has managed to keep himself grounded despite the fame and fortune that has come with his resounding success. At the time of this interview, the 24-year-old's latest goal, a first-half header against Chainat FC, ensured SCG Muang Thong United clinched the coveted Thailand Premier League title earlier this month.

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    Dreaming on the touchline

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 30/05/2014

    » Zico is glad that the Thai national women’s team have qualified for the World Cup in Canada next year. The former striker-turned-national coach for the men’s national side, Kiatisak “Zico” Senamuang, admits, however, that to expect the same from their male counterparts any time in the near future is a tall order.

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    The pitch ahead

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 24/06/2014

    » Thailand women’s football coach Nuengruethai Sathongwieng has been in seventh heaven ever since her girls made football history last month by qualifying for the 2015 Fifa Women’s World Cup, which will be held in Canada.

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    Down to earth

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 30/06/2014

    » Benki Piyako, son of the chief of the Ashaninka tribe, a centuries-old indigenous community in Brazil’s Amazonian state of Acre, is not your conventional personality. Dressed in jeans and T-shirt, he could easily be mistaken for a 30-something-year-old with a penchant for bodybuilding. It is only when he wears his tribal cloak and face paint that he embodies an individual with a rich ancestral background that has included facing oppression and land theft.

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    Escaping the chains of oppression

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 16/02/2015

    » Continuing our series on ordinary people often overlooked by society, Life spent the day with an inspirational Rohingya man who has battled to establish a life for his family in Thailand

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    Serving a purpose (and tacos)

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 23/04/2015

    » In 2009, just before his 24th birthday, Stuart Cook was appointed CEO of Zambrero, a quick service Mexican restaurant franchise that prides itself on its strong humanitarian values. 

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    Reliving past glories

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 15/06/2015

    » As the SEA Games is drawing to a close, we talk to two of Thailand's former star athletes, track hero Suchart Jaesuraparp and Olympic gold medal-winning weightlifter Pawina Thongsuk, who reflect on their heyday and how life has treated them since

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    All the way to the Olympics

    Muse, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 30/07/2016

    » Thai-American marathoner and 2016 Olympics qualifier Jane Vongvorachoti aims to give her best performance to date at the Rio Games, which run from Aug 5-21.

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    Forging relations with Brazil is no Olympian task

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 16/08/2016

    » The 2016 Rio Olympics is in full swing, with six more day to Sunday's closing ceremonies. Watching the games from Bangkok is Gilberto Fonseca Guimaraes de Moura, Brazilian ambassador to Thailand.

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