Created by renowned chefs Andrew Cole and Nelly Robinson, this tantalising seven-course dinner with wine pairing includes Poached Phuket lobster and rare Black Onyx Tenderloin matched with Wolf Blass Shiraz Red 2015. Connoisseurs can also enjoy Penfolds Bin 51 Eden Riesling 2016 and Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay 2015, a rarity in Thailand and finish the dinner with infused chocolate truffles and a Penfolds Club Tawny Port Australia NV. Cole recently joined Avani Riverside Bangkok after an illustrious career in renowned restaurants in his native Australia and in Koh Samui, Phuket and Bangkok. A current finalist in the Chef of the Year Gault Millau 2017 Award, Robinson is one of Sydney’s top chef personalities. The seven-course dinner is priced at Bt7,800-plus per person including Australian wine paring.
Romantic dresses and flowing ruffle tops contrast with the punk touch of a cropped jacket and leather mini dress. Subtle tartans or checks are featured on oversized trousers and suits. In a contemporary vintage way, the brand’s iconic pieces travel through time, reworking the check swing coat and the bomber jacket. The M, the brand’s signature bag and its big brother the M Walk, are moving from fringes to chains, ruffles and eyelets. Interplays of fabrics create a punk and romantic image: with velvet, shearling, faux-fur, mixes of exotic skins and leather or leopard print, the brand’s key accessory becomes a new player.
Airport director Phet Chuncharoen held a small ceremony at the auditorium on the fifth floor of the Phuket airport office building to reward Pornpong Klaithongkham, 40. Pornpong drives a van that takes foreign tourists from the airport to various tourist destinations in the island-province. On August 11, he found a leather handbag with 3,300 euro banknotes. He contacted tourist police at the airport who later found the owner, Mohaiminur Reza, 32, who stayed at a Patong hotel. The tourist was happy and offered 200 euros to Pornpong as reward.
Guests can take advantage of in-villa services including spa treatments, chef-prepared barbecues, cooking classes, private yoga sessions, children's art classes and swimming lessons. Alternatively, families can take a journey into Thailand’s past with a leisurely cycling trip, exploring the local countryside and traditional villages. “Our collection of pool villas provides the perfect option for families and groups of friends seeking to get away from it all and rediscover what really matters in life. There’s also an indulgent three-night package at Bt35,500, including all of the aforementioned amenities plus all-day spa treatments for six people. Guests booking directly with the resort will receive complimentary in-villa cocktails and canapes.
Officials from Phuket airport led tourist police and officers from Sakhu Police Station to arrest Attahachai Kaewduang, 25, at the airport on Friday. The Indian tourist visited the island-province and left for United Arab Emirates on Etihad Airways Flight EY305 on April 24 from Phuket airport. Police said the worker had stolen from several other passengers. Phuket airport director Phet Chuncharoen said the airport would step up security at plane hangars and runways as well as check workers exiting the airport to prevent theft in the future. He will also set up a committee to study how to prevent theft from passengers’ luggage in the future.
August 19, 2017 05:15 UTC
Steve Bannon listens as President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Louisville, Kentucky in March this year. "We are grateful for his service and wish him the best," she said in the only statement from the White House. A combative and unorthodox Republican, Bannon was a contentious presence in a White House divided by warring staff loyalties. Just last week, Trump pledged to answer North Korean aggression with "fire and fury". Bannon told Bloomberg Politics in an interview that hwe would be continuing to fight the same fights, just from outside the White House.
August 19, 2017 04:18 UTC
The women’s polo squad successfully defended their gold medal after they beat Singapore 4-1 in their last preliminary game at the national Aquatics Centre. Thailand finished atop of the pool win three straight wins over Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore respectively. In sepak takraw, Thailand beat Malaysia 3-0 in the men’s team regu event for their 16th gold medal in this category. Thailand have won three gold medals including the first one from men’s chinlone event 1.
August 19, 2017 04:07 UTC
People gather in front of a memorial tribute of flowers, messages and candles to the victims of the Barcelona attack on Las Ramblas promenade on Friday night. Eighteen hours later, a rented van veered into Barcelona's crowded Las Ramblas promenade, swerving along the walkway Thursday and killing 13 people. Authorities were still dealing with the Barcelona van attack when police in Cambrils, 130km to the south, fatally shot the five attackers who had ploughed into tourists and local residents with their car near the town's boardwalk. Barcelona's Las Ramblas is one of the most popular attractions in a city that swarms with foreign tourists in August. Makeshift memorials grew along Las Ramblas after it reopened to the public.
August 19, 2017 03:56 UTC
The We Love Photo press event marked his debut as the new Asus brand ambassador for the ZenFone 4 family. During an interview onstage, Gong Yoo discussed his experience with the new ZenFone 4 line-up and his expectations for the partnership with Asus. “Asus has created a very exciting and innovative line-up of smartphones with ZenFone 4. ZenFone 4 Selfie and ZenFone 4 Max Pro will be officially sold in Thailand from August 25. ZenFone 4 Selfie will be cost Bt8,990 and the ZenFone 4 Max Pro Bt7,990.
August 19, 2017 03:22 UTC
The fire started in a row of wooden shophouses in the Tha Kwian market near the entrance to Wat Tha Kwian in Tambon Phanom at 7.30am. The blaze quickly spread to other shophouses, prompting vendors to flee in panic. Six shophouses were damaged before 10 fire engines put out the blaze in about half an hour. No casualties were reported.
August 19, 2017 03:22 UTC
The offshore quake hit at 3:00 pm (0200 GMT) and was centred around 287 kilometres (178 miles) east of Suva, at a depth of 538 kilometres, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not immediately issue any warnings. The quake occurred in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, a region of frequent seismic activity due to collisions between continental plates.
August 19, 2017 03:11 UTC
In this format featuring faster-paced chess than in traditional games, Kasparov played inconsistently. He won just a few games against the other nine players, who included four of the world's top 10. After retiring from chess in 2005, Kasparov turned to politics and joined the opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin. "I expected a better performance from Kasparov," French grandmaster Sylvain Ravot told AFP. Ravot said Kasparov actually dominated a number of games but played too slowly through much of the tournament.
August 19, 2017 03:00 UTC
For 22 years, police in eastern Zhejiang province tried to crack the cold case of how a family ended up dead in the guesthouse they ran. Authorities told The Paper, a Chinese publication, that Liu remarked as he was being handcuffed: "I've been waiting for you here all this time." At the time of Liu's arrest, he was editing a student paper and running a literature course, Chinese media reported. Liu's students told the Beijing News that he never talked about his personal life. One of the officers who arrested Liu told The Paper that he handed him a letter addressed to his wife.
August 19, 2017 02:26 UTC
HANOI -- Six people including four children in a family have been killed when a Vietnam War-era mortar shell they were sawing for scrap metal exploded. State-run Tuoi Tre newspaper says the victims died on the spot following the explosion in south-central province of Khanh Hoa on Friday. The report says the family had collected the mortar shell from a coffee plantation. Police in Khanh Hoa province were not available for comment Saturday. According to government figures, more than 40,000 people have been killed and some 60,000 others were injured by unexploded ordnance since the end of the war in 1975.
August 19, 2017 02:15 UTC
This week, however, the national security establishment was focused on North Korea's nuclear threat -- a crisis dismissed as a "sideshow" by Bannon. In his interview, Bannon was dismissive of the torch-bearing "clowns" in polo shirts and khakis who brought violence to Charlottesville last week. Before joining Trump's campaign, Bannon the self-described "economic nationalist" was the publisher of Breitbart, the provocative right-wing news outlet which he rejoined within hours of leaving the White House. In his first comments since his departure was announced, Bannon vowed to keep fighting for the president from outside the White House. "Steve Bannon personified the Trump agenda," Pollak wrote.
August 19, 2017 02:15 UTC