And I ain’t kidding when I say there’s a comfortable Ferrari around – it’s called the Portofino. Named after a small port city in Italy, the Portofino, a two-box fastback, is the entry-level Ferrari fitted with a V8 engine. Forget the traditional “butt-in-first” technique of getting into a Ferrari – with the Portofino, it’s as easy as getting into a normal coupe. The first test drive event of the Portofino was held earlier this year in Europe, and Cavallino Motors, the official Ferrari importer for Thailand, made sure Thai media were invited. It’s a Ferrari event.
Lalita Hanwong, an academic from Kasetsart University’s social science faculty, said that there was currently no mechanism within Asean that could truly address the Rohingya issue. Even the term ‘Rohingya’ is not used extensively in the Asean arena,” Lalita said. Harsh reaction under the Tatmadaw’s clearance operation killed thousands of Rohingya and forced some 700,000 people to flee to Bangladesh. In Asean, the predominantly Muslim countries of Malaysia and Indonesia speak up for the Rohingya, but their domestic agendas are not pursued through Asean mechanisms. The previous Asean summit, in Manila last year, addressed the AHA centre’s function, but did not discuss the Rohingya conflict at all.
That means a total of 87.02 per cent of all recent holiday accidents involved vehicles that wealthier people do not drive! It seems like driving a nice car is the safest form of transportation in Thailand. Traffic enforcement should be a bastion of equality. If serious traffic enforcement with high fines based on the value of the vehicle being driven were the standard, I think traffic deaths would fall quickly. I suggest Thailand needs more radar speed enforcement and police cars and radio communications that can catch speeding Ferraris.
Somsak Pola says PETA compares slaughtered cows with human rape victims. PETA compares the artificial insemination of dairy cows with the rape of women. By referring to this violation as “artificial insemination” the public are duped into viewing it as a perfectly acceptable practice. In 2015, a university student in South Australia received a three-year jail sentence for digitally raping a friend. The fact that the motive differs – sexual pleasure versus financial pleasure – should be inconsequential.
JC Wilcox is fulsome in his praise for a letter from “HHB”, even though it contained a glaring example of fake news regarding the substance used in the Salisbury poisoning attack, but then JC Wilcox is not above using fake news too. I well recall a letter he wrote a while back in which he infamously claimed that the Rockefellers controlled all the world’s banks, including the central banks. This trope about an international conspiracy has been around for a long time. As regards the claim that this so-called international conspiracy is engineering World War III, well it’s just nonsense, but it’s manna from heaven for the conspiracy theorist who inhabit the darker corners of the web. There’s a lot of political posturing going on, but there isn’t going to be another world war.
The Japanese player moved into his first Masters final since Canada in 2016 after struggling with a right wrist injury that forced him to miss the last four months of last season. Nishikori is yet to win a Masters title in three previous final appearances, including one against Nadal in Madrid four years ago when he led by a set and a break before retiring injured. He won his last match against Nadal in the 2016 Olympic bronze-medal match, but has never beaten the 10-time Monte Carlo champion on clay. Nadal reached his 12th final in Monte Carlo earlier Saturday by seeing off Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-1. Third seed Zverev broke through in the seventh game and wrapped up the first set with relative comfort.
April 21, 2018 16:07 UTC
WASHINGTON - An actress from the popular TV series "Smallville" has been arrested on sex trafficking charges for allegedly recruiting women to a purported self-help group which forced them to have sex with its leader, US prosecutors say. The leader of the group was one Keith Raniere, also known as "Vanguard," the statement said. Raniere was arrested on sex trafficking charges in Mexico in March. DOS operated with levels of women 'slaves' headed by 'masters.'" Mack played Chloe Sullivan in "Smallville," a show about the raising of Clark Kent in Smallville, Kansas, before he became known as Superman.
April 21, 2018 14:48 UTC
LONDON - Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has insisted Arsene Wenger must have been sacked as he cannot believe his old boss would have walked away from his post. They'll also likely need to win the Europa League -- Wenger's men are in the semi-finals -- to qualify for Europe's elite Champions League tournament. "Arsene Wenger is a man of principle, honesty and integrity -- that is why I am convinced he has been sacked and not resigned," Wright told Saturday's edition of The Sun tabloid. "Beyond his family, Arsenal and football are Arsene Wenger's two greatest loves. To leave Arsenal Football Club hurts to the very core.
April 21, 2018 13:41 UTC
A Samut Prakan prison inmate who suffered severe bruises and burns while being "disciplined" by officials survived the ordeal but died afterward when he choked on his food, authorities say. The punishment was administered after drugs had been smuggled into the facility, Narat Svetananda, director-general of the Corrections Department, said on Saturday. Narat: Officials "might have overreacted"Pattanachirapong Boonyasema, 34, died on Wednesday. The session took all morning before he was allowed to go eat in a canteen, where he choked to death. "The case [of the punishment] has grounds and the officials might have overreacted, causing the death," the source said.
April 21, 2018 13:41 UTC
The report, released on Friday local time in Washington DC, said that numerous National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) decrees limiting civil liberties remained in effect during the year. NCPO Order No 3/2015, which replaced martial law in March 2015, grants the military government sweeping power to curb “acts deemed harmful to national peace and stability”, it said. Human rights groups have claimed that the prosecutions and convictions of several lese majeste offenders were politically motivated. The report said that while the authorities had taken steps to investigate and punish officials who abused human rights, official impunity continued to be a problem, especially in the southernmost provinces. The report detailed many cases of disappearance in different contexts, such as that of Pholachi “Billy” Rakchongcharoen, a prominent Karen human rights defender missing since 2014, and activist Withipong “Koh Tee” Kodthammakul.
April 21, 2018 13:30 UTC
The exercises took place in an area east of the Bashi Channel, which runs between Taiwan and the Philippines, it said. In Beijing's latest military drills, photos showed J-15 fighters waiting to take off from the Liaoning aircraft carrier. Taiwan has accused China of "saber rattling" after Chinese bombers and spy planes flew around Taiwan Thursday, and the Chinese navy conducted live-fire drills off the Taiwan Strait a day earlier. Beijing has stepped up military patrols around Taiwan and used diplomatic pressure to isolate it internationally since pro-independence President Tsai Ing-wen took office. Washington switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China in 1979 but maintains trade relations with the island.
April 21, 2018 13:30 UTC
The eight suspects wanted under arrest warrants are Ms Wannapa Puangson, Mr Korn Puangson, Mr Kasin Wonchingtan, Mr Maiyasit Sawangtham, Mr Piniti Tiranawattuporn, Ms Thanatpan Bunyosit, Ms Treechada Chaisabai and Ms Maturot Daengsamrit, Thai media reported. During a raid on the home of Ms Treechada, police seized 19.1 million baht in cash, 53 gold rings and other valuable items, with a combined value of over 21 million baht, and 100 boxes containing unlicensed cosmetics and other skincare products. Ms Treechada and her brother Srivikorn Chaisabai were at the house in Bang Khen district of Bangkok during the raid. Local media reports said authorities had found more than 100 million baht in circulation in the bank accounts of the suspects. The raids came after many customers filed complaints with the Royal Thai Police against Magic Skin Co for producing and selling unlicensed skincare products, cosmetics and food supplements, said Pol Gen Veerachai.
April 21, 2018 13:18 UTC
Liverpool's Jordan Henderson and Salomon Rondon of West Brom vie for the ball during their Premier League match at The Hawthorns on Saturday. (Reuters Photo)BIRMINGHAM: West Bromwich Albion scored two late goals to draw 2-2 with Liverpool and keep alive their faint hopes of staying up in the Premier League on Saturday. Liverpool took the lead on four minutes when Danny Ings scored his first league goal since 2015 with a close-range finish after a corner. It was his 31st league goal, tying the record for goals in a 38-match season. West Brom remain at the bottom of the table on 25 points, three behind Stoke, who are at home to Burnley on Sunday.
April 21, 2018 13:18 UTC
WASHINGTON - An actress from the US TV series "Smallville" has been arrested on charges of sex trafficking for recruiting women to a purported self-help group in which they were forced to have sex with its leader, US prosecutors say. The leader of the group was one Keith Raniere, also known as "Vanguard," it said. Rainiere was arrested on sex trafficking charges in Mexico in March. Mack is one of the women in the first level of the pyramid immediately below Raniere," the statement charged. Mack played Chloe Sullivan in "Smallville," a show about the raising of Clark Kent in Smallville, Kansas, before he became known as Superman.
April 21, 2018 13:07 UTC
Sister Agnes-Marie Valois died on Thursday in a monastery, officials in the northern town of Dieppe said. Valois saved several lives by persuading German officials to tend to some of the wounded and also stole German rations to feed the injured. The raid, codenamed Operation Jubilee, was the first time the Canadian army had engaged in the European theatre of the war. Her father was an industrialist in the French city of Rouen. Born in 1914, Agnes Valois trained as a nurse with the Red Cross before joining the Augustine order in 1936.
April 21, 2018 11:26 UTC