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    Where tea & History entwine

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 06/08/2013

    » Even nine cups of tea a day is still considered a bit much for the typical Brit, but any less would make it an "unsatisfactory tea-drinking day" for Stephen Twining. For the 10th generation descendant of a centuries-old business family, Twinings of London, which has taken part in solidifying tea as a cultural icon of the English, a day gone by without a cuppa leaves him a tad queasy.

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    Oil spill threatens local beaches

    Published on 06/08/2013

    » Eastern Seaboard beaches are under threat from an oil spill stemming from a pipe leak in an offshore platform near Rayong. Using ships and helicopters, the Thai Navy and several agencies are working around the clock to contain the spread of the crude oil. The leak itself has been blocked, but not before more than 70 tons of oil had spilled into the Gulf of Thailand over an area of about 1.5 nautical miles. The primary objective of workers now is preventing the oil slick from reaching beaches, thereby threatening tourism and wild life. The offshore platform is operated by PTT Global Chemical, a subsidiary of national petroleum company PTT. Prasert Bunsumpun, company chairman, acknowledged that a crude transport pipe had begun leaking at a single-point mooring in Rayong Province. Barriers have been placed around the spill and an oil skimmer is collecting surface oil as quickly as possible, before the oil slick created an environmental catastrophe.

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    Sexual violation a dire problem

    Published on 06/08/2013

    » <p>Deputy mayor Weerawut Kharkai hosted a conference on sexual abuse and human trafficking with guest speakers from the Ministry of Justice. Speakers at Pattaya School Number 7 explained that many Thai boys and girls are naïve and easily tricked into sexual exploitation and disgrace which is a problem for all society. Attorney-at-law Kreangsak Sintaveepermpoon said that an increasing number of girls under the age of consent are becoming pregnant and seeking abortions. Both boys and girls are being led into selling drugs, offering prostitution and recording obscene video clips which can end up on the internet. The attorney concluded that a massive education program was urgently needed in local schools to offset the tide of scandal and cynicism.</p>


    Baby coming: Call the police

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 06/08/2013

    » A woman in Bangkok is going to have a baby, but it's the rush hour and the traffic is jammed. She needs help in a hurry. What should you do?


    Microsoft cuts price of high end Surface tablets

    AFP, Published on 06/08/2013

    » Microsoft on Monday knocked $100 off the price of high-end versions of its Surface tablet, which is competing against Apple's iPad and devices that use Google's Android system.


    Chalerm bill on House agenda

    News, Published on 06/08/2013

    » A blanket amnesty bill proposed by Labour Minister Chalerm Yubamrung has been included on the House agenda for deliberation on Wednesday and Thursday.

  • LIFE

    Dumex dairy goods tested for bacteria

    News, Published on 06/08/2013

    » The Food and Drug Administration has begun examining recalled Dumex dairy products after some were feared to be contaminated with bacteria that causes botulism.


    Marine Dept set to assess spill damage

    News, Published on 06/08/2013

    » The Marine Department is set to proceed with damage assessment and rehabilitation in Koh Samet's Ao Phrao now the clean-up of the PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) oil spill is almost complete.


    Prayuth slams coup talk, army plays down tank moves

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 06/08/2013

    » Army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha yesterday lambasted those responsible for spreading rumours of an imminent coup.


    Road closures irk workers, students as traffic clogs up

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 06/08/2013

    » The government's closure of roads leading to parliament and Government House during the anti-amnesty bill protest has become a major inconvenience for workers and students in those areas.

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