RABAT (MAROC) - Prince Harry and his wife Meghan arrived Saturday night in Morocco for their last official trip abroad before the birth of their first child, which is due in spring. Their visit to the north African country will focus on work to promote girls' education, women's empowerment and the inclusion of people with disabilities. "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex really love being with the people," British ambassador Thomas Reilly said in an interview with 2M television. Before their arrival, local diplomatic sources insisted "Morocco is a pole of stability in northern Africa." The couple, who will be housed in a royal residence during their stay, will meet with members of the royal family in Rabat Monday afternoon before their departure on Tuesday.
February 24, 2019 01:18 UTC
Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva helps MP candidates during his campaign in Sukhothai on Friday. (Photo from @Abhisit_DP Twitter account)Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva on Saturday called on political parties to make sure the mechanism of majority rule is observed in the prime ministerial vote and in the formation process of the next coalition government. "I'm calling on every party to find an internal process and clarify who the majority MPs will choose as the prime minister and support as a government. Gen Prayut, also chief of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), accepted an invitation to be the prime ministerial candidate of the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP). The Pheu Thai veteran was accompanied by Panthongtae Shinawatra, son of fugitive prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, as she helped the party candidates solicit support in this northeastern province.
February 24, 2019 00:22 UTC
"People are saving the bulk of what's on the first truck, and looking after the humanitarian aid that Maduro the dictator ordered burned," opposition lawmaker Gaby Arellano told reporters. "The humanitarian aid is definitely going to Venezuela in a peaceful and calm manner to save lives at this time," said Guaido. Guaido has vowed humanitarian aid would enter his country despite the blockade. - Maduro defiant -Socialist leader Maduro has rejected the aid, which he's dismissed as a show and pretext for a US invasion. Angered by Colombia's support for Guaido, Maduro announced Venezuela was severing diplomatic ties with Bogota, and gave Colombian diplomats 24 hours to leave the country.
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February 23, 2019 23:37 UTC
The latest accident on Rama III was also the result of a mistake that took place during the crane's installation. hasty departure: A construction crane has been left at this abandoned construction site in Pattaya since 2014, causing safety concerns among residents. Instead, most crane operators in Thailand rely on their experience," Mr Wuthinan said. help on the way: Rescue officials at the scene of an accident at a Rama III high-rise condo construction site on Jan 23. "Under the act, officials have to first system to inspect the crane structure before installation.
It serves as fresh evidence that some wild animals have already changed their behaviour and are crossing over the road to reach the other side of the forest. The wildlife corridors are built as passages for wildlife with traffic using tunnels or overpass bridges to maintain the animals' environment. He said the footprints on top of the tunnels are evidence which proves the success of the wildlife corridor and shows it is worth the investment. The cost may be steep, but the corridor has shown it can spare the lives of wildlife, he said. According to the Department of Highways, animals that are expected to use the wildlife corridor include wild boar, muntjac, Asian black bears, the Indochinese water dragon, frogs, and puddle frogs.
Regina King is outstanding in If Beale Street Could Talk, and her Golden Globe win has given her a prophetic boost. (That said, If Beale Street Could Talk should have been up there in the Best Picture race.) Green Book is a popular film, but I think it's a little too predictable, while Vice is too full of itself. Will win: Green Book (Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly)Should win: First Reformed (Paul Schrader)Viggo Mortensen, left, and Mahershala Ali in Green Book. Will win: BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Wilmott, Spike Lee)Should win: If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)Regina King in If Beale Street Could Talk.
Sharon Van Etten, Remind Me Tomorrow. From returning to college, starring in the Netflix series The OA and getting pregnant, New York-based singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten has had a busy few years prior to the arrival of her fifth studio outing, Remind Me Tomorrow. The result here is a step beyond the traditionally reticent Sharon Van Etten record. Nowhere is this more apparent than lead cut Comeback Kid, a new wave-indebted anthem brimming with thunderous drums and swooshing synths. Lauv & Troye Sivan / I'm So Tired..."I'm so tired of love songs, tired of love songs/ Tired of love songs, tired of love/ Just wanna go home/ wanna go home," begins I'm So Tired…, a collaboration between American and Australian popsters Lauv and Troye Sivan.
February 23, 2019 23:03 UTC
MANCHESTER (UNITED KINGDOM) - Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says that Paul Pogba is channelling his extrovert personality in the right way after toning down his off-field behaviour, ahead of his side's huge match with title-chasing Liverpool on Sunday. Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates with Paul PogbaPogba has rediscovered his form since Solskjaer took charge at as United's interim manager in December following the sacking of Jose Mourinho. "He is a leader in training, he is a leader in the dressing room," Solskjaer said ahead of Sunday's clash at Old Trafford. I can't do anything about my grey hair, but it is not a problem that you have whatever haircut you want," said Solskjaer. - Distractions -That was shortly before the 3-1 defeat at Liverpool that cost the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager his job.
February 23, 2019 23:03 UTC
Jutanugarn sisters seven shots off pace heading into final round at Honda LPGA ThailandSouth Korea's Amy Yang plays a shot in the third round of the Honda LPGA Thailand in Pattaya yesterday. South Korea's Amy Yang and Australian Minjee Lee are joint leaders on 201 going into the final round at Siam Country Club's Old Course. Yang shot a second successive six-under-par 66 while Lee made a 67 in the third round of the 13th edition of Thailand's premier women's golf tournament. The Honda LPGA Thailand is surely one of Yang's favourite tournaments as she has been crowned champion in Pattaya twice in 2015 and 2017. The world No.29 South Korean had a bogey-free round yesterday featuring six birdies.
Or are MLB owners just coming to their senses regarding free agency spending? As 2019 spring training opened in Florida and Arizona recently, 100 free agent players remained unsigned. Ah, but is that REALLY the case or are MLB owners simply crying poor and secretly colluding to keep salaries down -- like they were late last century and punished for? If you look at the lists, well over half of every MLB team's roster is made up of such players. Last year, a large number of free agents were in the same position and left wanting for their hard-earned payout.
Ortiz spoke recently to Golf.com and explained that after Kuchar took home a winner's cheque of US$1.296 million, he received only $5,000 for his services for the week. Normal handshake agreements between players and caddies entitle the caddie to a percentage of the player's weekly earnings that can often reach 10 percent. Kuchar said in a statement last week that players call penalties on themselves in golf and that he should have done that long ago -- and not let his caddie payment situation escalate. Now caddies and players form friendships that seem to last until a couple of bad rounds or missed cuts. Anyway, I've written to Kuchar asking if I could caddy for him next week for just $5 for the week -- nothing back as yet!
As we perspire our way through the coming months, we know it's either going to be hot, very hot or ridiculously hot. Of course the sensible way to handle hot weather is to do as little as possible and I think I've finally got the hang of it. They reportedly receive special training in doing nothing and are particularly adept at it in hot weather. During the summer maybe it would be an idea to transfer the whole country to one big inactive post. Spring really sparks a feel-good factor.
February 23, 2019 22:41 UTC
Buriram, who had beaten the Sharks in both home and away games last season, were directionless upfront, unable to deliver any telling blows to rattle the visitors' defence. A decision to send burly Brazilian forward Patrick Cruz in soon after the break paid off for Chonburi. He then brilliantly tapped in a low cross from the right four minutes later to allow Buriram claim a 2-1 upper hand. The Kirins will host PT Prachuap, the bogey side that handed them two losses in the last season. Last year's runners-up Bangkok United, keen to win their first-ever league trophy this year, will be at Sukothai today for what promises to be another exciting fixture.
February 23, 2019 22:41 UTC
An Asean summit has the complex diplomatic task of further defining appropriate ways and means to give appropriate tangibility to regional solidarity to realise an Asean community that is politically cohesive, economically integrated and socially responsible. Solidarity has an imperative nature and must be present in the actual conduct of universal and regional organisations. This reminds me of the rap song Prathet Ku Mee (What My Country's Got), which came out late last year. Somsak PolaThank God for atheismRe: "Rapists presented by their church as men of God", (Opinion, Feb 22). Michael SetterContact: Bangkok Post Building136 Na Ranong Road Klong Toey, Bangkok 10110fax: +02 6164000 Email:firstname.lastname@example.orgAll letter writers must provide full name and address.
February 23, 2019 22:30 UTC
(Photo supplied)The sight of the iconic yang na trees standing dead in Chiang Mai's Saraphi district is plainly outrageous. The poor lopping which was made by the Chiang Mai provincial administrative organisation (PAO) prompted Srisuwan Janya of the Stop Global Warming Association to petition the Chiang Mai Administrative Court. The activist asked the court to issue an order restraining the local body from cutting off any more of the iconic trees along the Chiang Mai-Lamphun road. Such a blatant act leads to a slow death by the iconic trees. This means the town planning agency must get involved to make sure the city's development and expansion will not have an adverse impact on the iconic trees.
February 23, 2019 22:30 UTC