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DAILY UPDATE  -  April, 2019


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Update by Natrakorn Paewsoongnern
 
 

Tropical storms hit 24 provinces; aid measures taken promptly

Bangkok - Besides forest fires and the haze situation in the North, tropical storms have hit 24 provinces, prompting the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation to coordinate with provincial authorities to take measures immediately to help victims.

  Continued


World News

As police wait to arrest him, ex-Peru president kills self

In this July 28, 2006 file photo, Peruvian President Alan García waves to a crowd after his swearing-in ceremony while he walks through the streets of Lima, Peru. (AP Photo/Ernesto Benavides)

  Continued


 Health & Wellbeing

FDA takes up decades-long debate over breast implant safety

Washington (AP) - U.S. health officials are taking another look at the safety of breast implants, the latest review in a decades-long debate.

Continued

World Sports

Tottenham stun Man City to reach Champions League semis

Manchester, England (AP) — More than two minutes into stoppage time, Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling slid across the field and puffed his chest to the crowd, roaring in elation. Tottenham players collapsed to the turf, some flat on their backs, forlorn and heartbroken.

Continued 

 
 Automania

BIMS sales show promise for 2019

How many cars were sold at the Bangkok International Motor Show? There was no surprise on the Toyota stand, with 6110 orders taken during the 40th Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS), with only Mazda (5211 orders) and Honda (4910) getting close.

Continued

 Odds & Ends

Candy company exec who mass-produced Peeps gets his own day

Bethlehem, Pa. (AP) - With prime Peeps season about to get underway, the Pennsylvania city where they’re “born” is honoring the man who brought marshmallow chicks to the masses.

  Continued

 
Book Review

‘Island of Sea Women’ pits friendship versus tragedy

Ten years ago, Lisa See was sitting in a doctor’s office leafing through magazines when she came across a brief article about a place she’d never known existed — the Island of Jeju — where the breadwinners were once a hearty band of women who eked out modest livings free-diving into the Pacific Ocean for seafood while husbands stayed home and raised children.

  Continued

 SNAP SHOTS

11 Digital Tips for SLR’s

I was asked to put together a small “instruction” sheet for new DSLR users, and so here it is. While the compact point and shooter is a great way to get into photography (or even the smart phone), there are limitations with the basic cameras, especially if you wish to improve above the “Auto” mode type of photography. “A” mode stands for “average”.

Continued

 
 Classical Connections

Good vibrations  

  

The Yamaha YV2700G Vibraphone.

Mention the word “vibraphone” to any jazz enthusiast and Lionel Hampton’s name will inevitably jump into the conversation. And not surprisingly, because he was one of the finest jazz vibraphone players of all time, along with Milt Jackson and the lesser-known Red Norvo.

   Continued

  Mott the Dog

Down’n’Outz: ‘Live at the Hammersmith Odeon 2009’

When Mott The Hoople reformed for 5 nights at the Hammersmith Odeon in a freezing cold November in 2009, the support bands were different every night. But on the final evening the audience was in for a real treat.

 Continued

Thailand News
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Royally-bestowed ‘Yellow Star’ tree planted at Government House


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Arts - Entertainment - World

Iron Maiden singer made honorary citizen of Bosnia’s capital

 

Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herze­govina (AP) — Bosnia’s capital city has made Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson an honorary citizen for a concert he performed while Sarajevo was under siege during the 1992-95 war.

Continued 

Technology

Toyota robot can’t slam dunk but shoots a mean 3-pointer

Tokyo (AP) - It can’t dribble, let alone slam dunk, but Toyota’s basketball robot hardly ever misses a free throw or a 3-pointer.

Continued

Science & Nature

Science fact: Astronomers reveal first image of a black hole

Washington (AP) - Humanity got its first glimpse last week of the cosmic place of no return: a black hole.

Continued


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