Rescue workers inspect the overturned bus that was carrying 38 students and teachers from Kamphaeng Phet to Chon Buri when it ran off the road in Nakhon Luang district, Ayutthaya, early Thursday morning. (Photo by Sunthorn Pongpao)AYUTTHAYA: A double-decker bus carrying 38 teachers and students on a field trip to Chon Buri province plunged off the rain-soaked highway in Nakhon Luang district overnight, injuring all people on board. The bus, plate number 30-0181 registered in Nakhon Sawan, was taking 28 secondary school students and 10 teachers from Bannonyai School in Kamphaeng Phet province to Nongnooch Gardens in Chon Buri. It left Kamphaeng Phet at 11pm Wednesday and most passengers were sleeping at the time of the accident. The director of Bannonyai School, Udom Leela, was among the injured passengers.
March 22, 2018 04:07 UTC
“Match play, all you have to do is play better than your competitor. The Thai faces Keegan Bradley, who halved his match with Jon Rahm, in his next Group 3 match on Thursday. I love to play in match play. A five-time PGA TOUR winner, Matsuyama has two World Golf Championships victories at the 2017 Bridgestone Invitational and the 2016 HSBC Champions. China’s Li, who like Sharma is making his debut at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, lost 3 & 2 to American match play expert, Patrick Reed.
March 22, 2018 03:56 UTC
MIAMI - Serena Williams crashed out of the Miami Open in the first round here Wednesday, slumping to a straight sets defeat against Japan's Naomi Osaka in the latest setback to the former world number one's comeback. The defeat was the first time Williams has lost her first match at an American hard court championship for 21 years. I have seen her on TV so many times, so for me to be playing against her, trying to detach myself from the fact I was playing Serena, was hard. The world number 22's serve -- which was being clocked at an impressive 115 mph -- as well as the power in her ground strokes allowed her to stretch the lead to 5-3. Meanwhile, former world number one Victoria Azarenka eased into the second round with a 6-3 6-0 win over American Cici Bellis.
March 22, 2018 02:37 UTC
The firm had been allowed to harvest data from Facebook users since 2015. Facebook has even admitted that it knew the practice had been going. On Tuesday, Twitter was flooded with screenshots from people who had deleted their Facebook account. If the Cambridge Analytica revelations are the final straw, below you will find instructions on how to delete your Facebook account. You can choose to ‘deactivate’ your account, but this means that Facebook still holds onto your data, even though your profile can not be viewed by others.
March 22, 2018 02:26 UTC
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump is poised to unveil sanctions against China Thursday for the "theft" of US intellectual property, a White House official said, teeing up a second potential confrontation in as many months. According to his schedule, released by the White House on Wednesday evening, he will sign "a Presidential Memorandum targeting China's economic aggression." It is just weeks since Trump short-circuited White House deliberations and announced a raft of sanctions on foreign-produced steel and aluminum off the cuff. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer recently put a separate proposed package of $30 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports on Trump's desk. The US trade deficit with China ran to a record $375 billion last year -- but US exports to the country were also at a record.
March 22, 2018 02:15 UTC
It signals an end -- or at least a pause -- to the deeply partisan feuding over funding that has roiled Congress for months. The bill sets defense spending levels, including a 2.4 percent raise for troops, at $700 billion for the year, an increase of $61 billion over the 2017 level. Non-defense domestic spending will reach $591 billion, an increase of about 10 percent. The bill includes nearly $1.6 billion for construction of almost 100 miles (160 kilometers) of physical barriers and fencing along the US-Mexico border. Democrats can meanwhile claim increased domestic spending on issues like infrastructure, education and battling the opioid crisis.
March 22, 2018 01:30 UTC
A bus driver lost control at a curve and smashed into roadside stalls on Highway 304 in Wang Nam Khiao district in Nakhon Ratchasima on Wednesday evening. (Twitter/js100radio)NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A double-decker bus carrying passengers home from an outing plunged off a winding Nakhon Ratchasima road Wednesday night, killing 18 people and injuring about 32, the provincial governor said. Pol Col Jeerawat Prayoonsub, a duty officer of Udomsub police station, told INN news agency that the double-decker bus driver lost control and ran off the road. The disaster prevention and mitigation office in Nakhon Ratchasima said the accident occurred at 7.30pm. The injured were sent to Wang Nam Khiao, Maharat, Bangkok Nakhon Ratchasima and Suranari University of Technology hospitals, it added.
March 22, 2018 01:18 UTC
Rubbing salt into those wounds, Messi has lost in three successive major finals with Argentina as the 2014 World Cup and the 2015 and 2016 Copa America titles slipped from his grasp. The last World Cup was devastating to Messi as he missed a golden opportunity to put Argentina ahead in the final against Germany, who went on to win 1-0 in extra-time. -Although Messi is still in his prime, the 30-year-old realises the World Cup in Russia, which starts in June, could represent his last chance to hoist the famous gold trophy. First up is an intriguing test against an Italy side that failed to qualify for the World Cup. "Each match and training session is fundamental for us in preparation for the World Cup.
March 22, 2018 01:18 UTC
He will be taking on the legendary, reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes (21-3) of Brazil in what should be an action-packed matchup. Nguyen and Fernandes recently spoke to media ahead of their monumental clash this Saturday, and here’s what they had to say. I know Bibiano will be the best opponent I have ever faced, but I’m going to go in there and do my thing. There are a ton of Muay Thai legends in Thailand and martial arts owes a great deal to the country. Martin Nguyen is a great challenge for me, one of the biggest of my career.
March 22, 2018 01:07 UTC
Topically speaking, we’re referencing the 488 GTB and 812 Superfast respectively that are currently trying to woo customers into showrooms with their sporty pedigree. Structurally speaking, the 812 Superfast bears some semblance with the GTC4 Lusso and Portofino, although it’s distinctive with a cabin tailored for only two people. After all, the 812 Superfast is the most powerful and most expensive of the brand’s four mainstream models with headline figures of 800hp and 31.5 million baht. The cabin of the 812 Superfast is equally admirable and inviting at the same time. Around tight corners, the 812 Superfast feels agile and continues to display great amounts of grip and stability at higher speeds.
March 22, 2018 01:07 UTC
"There has been, and continues to be, a significant increase in the frequency of extreme weather events," said Michael Norton, environmental programme director for the European Academies' Science Advisory Council. The weakening of the Gulf Stream "is now a credible hypothesis," said Norton. "Some of the underlying drivers of extreme weather which were speculative four years ago are looking less speculative." The Gulf Stream is like a radiator keeping Europe mild but climate change is messing with the settings. "The linkage between climate change and individual weather events -- such as the 'Beast from the East' -- in inherently uncertain," commented Phil Williamson, a climate researcher at the University of East Anglia.
March 22, 2018 00:46 UTC
The Equitable Education Fund needs an annual budget of 25 billion baht or 5% of the education budget for the first five years of the law's enforcement, says Prasarn Trairatvorakul, a member of the Independent Committee for Education Reform (ICER). But the government now only provides 2 billon baht annually or 0.5% of the education budget. The cabinet just approved the draft bill of the Equitable Education Fund Act to help children from poor families. But the cabinet rejected a clause setting 5% of the state education budget to the fund for the first five years. Mr Prasarn said the National Legislative Assembly on April 4 will decide how the fund will be managed.
March 22, 2018 00:13 UTC
In line with the sustainable principle of the festival, the shining fruits on those trees are made of recycled cold-brew coffee bottles. Sasis and his team got those glass bottles from coffee companies in Singapore, which normally reuses them as containers. I Light Marina Bay showcases 22 light-art installations from 14 countries. Milk Bottle by Singapore-based BP Loh creates life-size cows from 2,000 plastic milk bottles. The light festival is running until April 1, 7.30-11pm, around the Marina Bay Waterfront, Singapore.
March 22, 2018 00:00 UTC
Renewable energy in Vietnam is becoming popular with Thai investors thanks to the government there offering high adder rates (the rate state utilities pay operators) of 9.35 cents, says the Thailand-Vietnam Business Council. "This is a new opportunity for Thai investors in solar and wind farms, as we are experts in these renewables," he said. "Thai investors should do their research and conduct feasibility studies carefully to determine weather risk," said Mr Montri. "In 2017, Thailand had trade value with Vietnam of US$15.2 billion, with the export value to Vietnam $10.5 billion, while imports from Vietnam totalled $4 billion," said Mr Kreingkrai. Products from Vietnam are of similar standards and quality as Thai products," she said.
March 21, 2018 23:26 UTC
"If exports retain growth of 3-4% in the coming months, the club will increase its projection around mid-year." Thailand's car exports saw contractions for two straight years, by 1.188 million in 2016 and 1.139 million in 2017. Asia contributed 23.8% of the country's car exports. According to the automotive industry club, Vietnam imports 40,000-50,000 Thai-made cars annually to augment a domestic car assembly capacity of 200,000 units a year. With the growth in both exports and domestic sales, car production last month rose by 15.4% to 178,237 units.
March 21, 2018 23:26 UTC