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  • LEARNING

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    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 06/09/2012

    » a large area of land พื้นที่, บริเวณ

  • LIFESTYLE

    The cup of life

    Life, Published on 06/09/2012

    » Following the success of Patrick Norguet's revamping for McDonald's interiors across Europe, the French designer was once again hired by the fast food giant to create a more eco-friendly alternative to its disposable coffee cups.

  • TRAVEL

    Pannarai Hotel

    Life, Published on 06/09/2012

    » 19/8 Samphanthamit Road, Muang district, Udon Thani 41000 - Tel: 042-344-999 or 042-345-111 - Fax: 042-344-002 or 042-345-018 - Email: thepannaraiud@hotmail.com

  • LIFESTYLE

    Far from the madding fads

    Life, Samila Wenin, Published on 06/09/2012

    » As fashion trends and the cult of "it" designers sweep across continents at breakneck speed, leaving masses of no-longer fashionable items to be disposed of in their wake, a small number of menswear houses, long steeped in the tradition of besuited classicism, have held their ground.

  • NEWS

    Troubled man retreats to electric pole

    Published on 06/09/2012

    » Police spent two hours talking to a man perched on a high-voltage pole before persuading him to come down and visit a psychiatrist. Vijit Saothong, a 26-year-old hotel worker, had sought refuge in a high place after suffering an overwhelming number of problems including arguments with his wife, a constant toothache, a 65,000 baht debt and disagreements with his relatives. At first he refused to be dislodged and demanded that the police switch off a strong light. After talking to his wife on a mobile phone he agreed to go with her to a hospital for psychiatric assessment.

  • NEWS

    Ladyboy snatches tourist’s necklace

    Published on 06/09/2012

    » A Japanese tourist was in a state of shock after losing jewelry to the value of 20,000 baht in a sneak attack by a transvestite.  Seki Toshiyuki told police he was walking near Soi Post Office when a man dressed as a woman asked him if he would be interested in a temporary liaison. Yuki declined the invitation with firmness but not before the katoey hugged him and escaped with a gold necklace. A Thai bystander chased the thief on his motorbike but lost him in heavy traffic.

  • NEWS

    Pattaya to have hi-speed trains

    Published on 06/09/2012

    » The Thai government will open bidding for the first phase of a hi-speed rail project linking Bangkok to Pattaya.  Under the plan, the first four routes will cover 250 kilometers linking Bangkok to Phitsanulok, Nakhon Ratchasima and Hua Hin as well as to Pattaya.  Construction on all the four routes will begin at the same time with the aim of opening the new track network in 2018. Government approval will be necessary for the international bidding process expected to be completed next year.  China, Japan, South Korea and France have all expressed strong interest in bidding for the routes.  The plan aims to boost the country’s economy by reducing energy costs by 400 billion baht as Thailand focuses more on rail travel at the expense of road transport.  At the moment, rail accounts for only two percent of all traffic and roads for 80 percent.  The price of oil internationally is expected to double within the next five years with likely big increases in the cost of petrol. Pansak Vinyaratn, chief adviser to the prime minister, said that hi-speed trains are necessary to ensure solid growth of the country’s economy as Thailand would otherwise lose competitiveness in the long run.  Second-phase construction would mean that Bangkok would link by hi-speed rail to Chiang Mai, Nong Khai, Rayong and Hat Yai by 2022.  The new railway networks will serve both passengers and cargo, including faster transport of agricultural goods which tend to deteriorate if carried long distances by slow lorries. The details of the new routes, including the exact location of stations, have not yet been decided.  Pattaya’s tourism industry is expected to gain hugely with the arrival of a 20 minute fast train service from Bangkok or Suvarnabhumi to the seaside resort.  A City Hall source told Pattaya Today, “The current rail station is far out of the city in east Pattaya, so we are hoping that the railhead for the new hi-speed trains will be nearer the downtown area.”  Another suggestion is to build a monorail track to take passengers directly from the hi-speed train to the centres of Pattaya and Jomtien. The latest rail project will be a huge step forward in enabling Pattaya to triple its receipts from tourism by the end of the decade or soon afterwards.  Other infrastructure improvements already agreed to or in the pipeline are a beach reclamation project, more by-pass roads and tunnels, a better waste disposal system, increased supplies of potable water and several “green” projects. Critics of the scheme caution that the Pattaya authorities must ensure that the infrastructure improvements are in place before the deluge of visitors expected once the hi-speed train is operational.  “Thousands may arrive and depart by train but they will need to use the roads during their stay.  The traffic queues and pollution could easily get a lot worse if the timing is wrong,” said a prominent Pattaya businessman and estate agent. With the advent of the Asean Economic Community in 2015, a free-trade area of 10 countries in the region, economists say that the hi-speed rail plans will enhance Thailand as the logistics hub of South East Asia with all the basic infrastructure such as inland transport and rail and deep seaports to carry the expected increase in freight across national frontiers.  Also scheduled for completion in 2018 is Dawei port in Myanmar, a deep water facility with major Thai funding, which will speed up the transport of goods between Asean countries and beyond to India.

  • WORLD

    Girl found alive under bodies of family in Alps shooting

    AFP, Published on 06/09/2012

    » A four-year-old girl miraculously survived a deadly gun attack in the French Alps that left her father, mother and grandmother dead and her elder sister seriously injured, officials said Thursday.

  • SPORTS

    Bolt could play Man Utd charity game: Ferguson

    AFP, Published on 06/09/2012

    » Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt, an avowed Manchester United fan, could appear for the Premier League club in a charity game next summer, according to manager Alex Ferguson.

  • SPORTS

    Van der Vaart-mania sweeps Hamburg

    AFP, Published on 06/09/2012

    » Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has admitted he is enjoying the attention surrounding his eagerly-anticipated return to help try and turn around Hamburg's ailing Bundesliga fortunes.

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