Plans are under deliberation to buy state-of-the-art cameras as currently used in the UK and the US. (Pattanapong Hirunard)Road safety experts have voiced their support for a plan to buy state-of-the-art speed cameras, as used in the UK and the US, to help reduce the country's sky-high accident rate. "Modern speed cameras support police work as they can record speed and licence plates and electronically transmit this information to the municipality to process," Pol Gen Teeraphol said. The mobile speed cameras used in Phuket cost 970,000 baht apiece. Around 50% of people who use cars in Thailand drive over the speed limit, with a total of 280 million baht in fines last year.
December 16, 2017 06:45 UTC
Now olive oil brand, Bertolli, is all set to make that get-together even more special with a delightful Thai dish cooked with healthy olive oil. Juicy Roasted Chicken with Fragrant Thai Herbs(Serves 4–5)Ingredients:1 full chicken (weight 1.5-2.0 kg.) Put in a bowl, add salt, fish sauce, palm sugar and Bertolli Classico Olive Oil and stir together. Place the chicken on an oven dish with a rack, and add 1 cup of water into the oven dish below the rack. Then, serve the Juicy Roasted Chicken with Fragrant Thai Herbs with its side dishes; fresh vegetable, sticky rice and Jaew sauce.
December 16, 2017 06:41 UTC
Titled “Garden of Wonder by Perrier-Jouet” it presents an exclusive work by internationally renowned French digital artist Miguel Chevalier and runs until January 7. “Garden of Wonder by Perrier-Jouet” is an enchanting digital garden, designed as an ode to Nature, which echoes the organic curves of Art Nouveau and delicately floral aromas of Perrier-Jouet wines. A digital garden in perpetual motion, grown from the seeds planted by the artist, will bloom on the walls of some of the world’s most elegant nightclubs. And of course the enchanting digital garden is best enjoyed with a flute of prestige cuvee Belle Epoque. “Nature is an endless source of inspiration in my work, just as it is for Perrier-Jouet.
December 16, 2017 06:18 UTC
The Asia Young Designer Award aims to inspire students to be more innovative and motivate them to enhance their professionalism and contribute sustainably to both society and the community. “Nippon Paint sees great potential in architecture and design students who will form the next generation of design professionals and we want to play a role in supporting them to showcase their abilities. This year, we are celebrating 10 years of the project with young designers from across Thailand. The project came up with the initiative to literally take Thai street food to another level through adjusting the appearance of Yaowarat Road with a focus on street food and footpath management. Space for eating street food will be separated to avoid potential accidents to users.
December 16, 2017 06:18 UTC
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared: "We will never accept a nuclear North Korea.'' Earlier this week, Mr Tillerson stunned many by proposing talks with North Korea without preconditions. But he stepped back Friday, after the White House rebutted the proposal, telling the council "North Korea must earn its way back to the table". North Korea's Ja said his country has been the target of 11 UN sanctions resolutions. He announced that Japan has just ordered the assets of 19 North Korean entities to be frozen.
December 16, 2017 06:11 UTC
Internet Law Reform Dialogue (iLaw) revealed that the NHRC Act, which came into effect on Tuesday, limited the power of the commission to set up a subcommittee to investigate complaints about human rights violations. iLaw quoted former NHRC commissioner Sunee Chairos as saying the new NHRC Act will lessen the agency’s ability to perform its duty. Sunee said she had previously warned about the limitations imposed by the new law and how it would impact the performance of the NHRC. She argued that hired academics or institutions cannot investigate human rights violations as well as the NHRC’s subcommittee, which is made up of experts in that field. This cannot be done by hired academics or institutions, she said.
December 16, 2017 06:11 UTC
Photos courtesy of GMM25The Hotwave Music Awards is one of the biggest music competitions in Thailand. Begun in 1996 by HOT 91.5 FM, it was mainly aimed at high school bands. When Hotwave Radio ended in 2013, the Hotwave Music Awards were also discontinued. On October 1 at Thunderdome, the Hotwave Music Awards announced its latest winners, a band called Methane from Triam Udom Suksa Pattanakarn School. I knew she could sing but we didn’t start playing together until we were in high school.
December 16, 2017 06:00 UTC
Her most recent work as director and producer is Channel 3’s TV drama Duean Pra Dup Dao (Moon and Star). But despite all of these issues, Moon and Star, a drama about twins switching places, managed to complete its run. S Weekly met up with Donut at Channel 3 where she told us about directing and her latest drama. But with Moon and Star, I realised that I was working for a mainstream channel whose viewers expect entertainment. I had fun working on it.
She later put her acting career on hold to focus on her studies, eventually graduating with a degree in architecture. After she’d graduated, Pear decided to take up an offer for an acting part. S Weekly recently met up with Pear who told us about acting and her new movie ahead of its release on December 28. Pear: Yes, I found it difficult to get back into it. She’d tell me that nobody loved me and that she would leave me behind, so I’d start crying.
Their debut single “Aitakatta: Yak Cha Dai Phop Thoe (I Wanna Meet You),” released in August, was a huge hit. The original Japanese version was one of AKB48’s most popular songs, so I’m very proud to be part of the Thai version. Has the Thai version been translated word for word from the original? Noey: Mobile was chosen to be the centre for “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” because her character fits best with the theme of the song. Orn: At first I was kind of shy to meet fans and shake hands with them, because they’re complete strangers to us.
(Photo taken from @fm91trafficpro twitter)One man was killed and 13 others hurt after a car rammed into a pickup truck carrying workers on an elevated expressway in Bangkok’s Sai Mai district on Saturday. The pre-dawn crash occurred on the Chalongrat expressway at around 5am, said Pol Lt Col Lapat Thapthim, deputy superintendent at Expressway 1 police station. About 100 metres from the car, a Toyota pickup truck was found with its rear damaged. Mr Nimit said he was bringing the workers from Patunam area to a construction site in Sai Mai. While he was driving his pickup truck along the expressway, the car suddenly rammed into the rear of his vehicle.
But I adjusted fairly quickly, mainly because I tried to use humour and keep the learning environment relaxed. I got offered a job at Samsen Wittayalai School which turns out to be one of the best Thai schools in the country. Students have a lot of respect for their teachers and will often wai you every time they see you. c. Anil has taught primary school students. The kids were very respectful …..19….. teachers used to fuss over the fact that I was English – I felt special.
The quake struck at a depth of 91 kilometres (56 miles) just outside the coastal town of Cipatujah on Java island late Friday, the US Geological Survey said. At least a hundred houses were damaged across West Java and Central Java provinces, the national disaster mitigation agency said. Jakarta resident Web Warouw, 50, was on the 18th floor of a building in the capital when the quake struck just before midnight local time (1700 GMT). "Suddenly, we felt dizzy... We then realised it was a quake and immediately ran downstairs," Warouw told AFP. Some 170,000 lives were lost when a 9.1-magnitude quake and tsunami struck Aceh in December 2004, which also hit coastal areas as far away as Somalia.
December 16, 2017 05:37 UTC
Pol Maj-General Ekkarak Limsangkas, commander of Special Branch Police Division 3 and head of the Police Ticket Management project, said traffic police nationwide would use the new traffic tickets from Sunday. He said the new tickets had been sent to all police stations nationwide. The new tickets have printed charges for police to tick so that police do not have to write the charges down. He said traffic violators can use the tickets to pay fines at Krungthai Bank counters, KTB ATMs or via KTB net bank app as well as counter services with PTM logo. He said traffic police nationwide have been trained on the use of the new tickets and how to record them onto the PTM online database.
December 16, 2017 05:37 UTC
Vehicles are stuck in traffic as people try to reach higher ground amid fears of a tsunami, following an earthquake in Cilacap, Central Java, on Saturday. (AP photo)JAKARTA: A strong earthquake shook Indonesia's densely populated Java island on Friday night, killing two people and severely damaging dozens of homes near the epicentre. Panicking people ran out of buildings in many areas and roads were clogged with motorbikes, cars and trucks as people fled coastal areas in fear of a tsunami. More than 1,000 villagers in his area evacuated to higher ground and didn't return until Saturday morning after authorities convinced them it was safe, he said. Damage was heaviest in the Tasikmalaya, Pangandaran and Ciamis regions of West Java Province near the epicentre.
December 16, 2017 05:15 UTC