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DAILY UPDATE  -  February , 2019

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More auctions to be held for high-speed rail project

Bangkok – The Ministry of Transport will be accepting bids for the much-anticipated high-speed rail project in March.

Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said that the construction of the Klang Dong-Pang Asoke railtrack, which is the first phase of the high-speed rail project, is 50% complete while the second phase, the Sikhio-Kut Chik route, will see a contractor appointed sometime in March.


World News

Tear gas, hate speech marks 14th yellow vest protest

Yellow vest protesters wave a French flag Saturday, Feb.16, 2019 in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)


 Health & Wellbeing

Hospital: Doc gave near-death patients excessive pain meds

Columbus, Ohio (AP) - An intensive care doctor ordered “significantly excessive and potentially fatal” doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients in the past few years after families asked that lifesaving measures be stopped,


World Sports

Australia wins opening Sydney SailGP races over Japan


Sydney (AP) — Tom Slingsby and his Australia high-speed catamaran won the opening Sydney SailGP event, finishing first in four of the five fleet races and then winning the championship match race over Japan on Saturday.



A Fortuner encrusted with diamonds?


Rolls Royce has gone off-road (and off its rocker in my opinion) with its new SUV, known as the Cullinan (after the diamond), stating on their website that Cullinan is the culmination of years of design refinement, the manifestation of an audacious vision to make luxury off-road travel a reality for the first time.


 Odds & Ends

‘It’s too cold!’ Mr. Hot Dog says no school in South Dakota

Parker, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota school district is using a talking hot dog to announce closures due to the extreme cold.


Book Review

‘Stalker’ by Lars Kepler is a wild ride

When the lead detective in a crime novel is introduced as an expert on “serial killers, spree killers, and stalkers,” you know you’re in for a rough ride.  Continued


Never believe what you see

It used to be that people would claim “photographic proof” to demonstrate the veracity of something or other. How could you deny the existence of anything, if you had a photograph of it? After all, look at the Loch Ness monster.


 Classical Connections

Staying in tune  


Tuning an orchestral instrument is an unwelcome chore for every musician who plays one. You might reasonably ask why tuning is necessary, because you could argue, the instrument should be in tune anyway.


  Mott the Dog

John Eddie: ‘Who the Hell is John Eddie?’

Who the Hell is John Eddie? Well, let old Mott the Dog tell you. John Eddie is a rocker from New Jersey, very much in the mould of Bruce Springstein, John Cougar, or Jon Bon Jovi, who is definitely over the age of forty and has written the ultimate road album. …and here it is for your perusal.


Thailand News

EEC committee reviews 86 investment projects

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Arts - Entertainment - World

Rap artists and women take center stage at Grammy Awards

Los Angeles (AP) — Rap artists and women have felt shunned by the Grammy Awards in recent years. But this year, they both took center stage.



Remember virtual reality? Its buzz has faded at CES 2019

New York (AP) - Just a few years ago, virtual reality was poised to take over the world. After decades of near misses, the revolution finally seemed imminent, with slick consumer headsets about to hit the market and industries from gaming and entertainment to social media ready to hop on the bandwagon.


Science & Nature

January was officially Australia’s hottest month on record

Canberra, Australia (AP) - Australia sweltered through its hottest month on record in January and the summer of extremes continued with wildfires razing the drought-parched south and flooding in expanses of the tropical north.


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