A new sequel is being released on June 20, and there are four good reasons why Disney Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” is a must-see. But when Bonnie introduces a new toy called Forky she makes out of a spork (spoon-fork), a road trip begins and reunites Woody with Bo Peep, an old friend who shows him how big the world can be for a toy. This sequel alternates the points of view among different toy characters much more than in previous instalments. “Toy Story 4” is expected to have a flying start with an estimated $1.5 million take on its debut weekend, in the same league as “Coco”, “Inside Out” and “Incredibles 2”. Forky suffers an existential crisis about being a toy and escapes from Bonnie’s room, which sets off a road adventure as the other toys try and help him.
June 18, 2019 04:52 UTC
Co-organised by the Creative Economy Agency (CEA) and the Goethe-Institut Thailand, the exhibition is curated by Philip Cornwel-Smith, Prof Martin Rendel and Phiboon Amornjiraporn. It offers various products that combine creative design with an interesting identity, as well as global product brands that are internationally accepted. This clearly reflects the overall economy of Germany which is continuously growing,” says Apisit Laistrooglai, the managing director of CEA. It reflects a country serious about its sense of humour and contradicts the view many countries have of serious Germans. These stickers bearing the messages like “this is a red car” or “this is a white car” are contradictory to their real colours yet reflects the Thai belief in lucky colours.
June 18, 2019 04:41 UTC
Singer Pooky arrested for drug traffickingA file photo shows a billboard of former singer Prissana Praisaeng, aka Pooky, promoting a cosmetic product 14 years ago. (Bangkok Post file photo)Former singer Prissana Praisaeng, aka Pooky, 40, was arrested at a rented house in Ram Intra area on Monday night for alleged involvement in the trafficking of 5.2 kilogrammes of ketamine. The suspect told police he received the drug from Pooky and her husband. He said the Taiwanese suspect was a major drug dealer. Prissana Praisaeng, left, and her husband are arrested at a rented house on Monday night.
June 18, 2019 04:34 UTC
Congratulations to Regent’s International School, Bangkok Class of 2019. The Class of 2019 have received offers from universities including University of Edinburgh, University of Manchester, University of Birmingham, Queen Mary (University of London),University College London, London School of Economics, University of Durham, University of Columbia, University of Toronto, University of Melbourne and many other prestigious universities.
June 18, 2019 04:32 UTC
Partex is a well-established oil and gas company with a long presence in the Middle East of over 80 years. Total oil production volume in 2018 was approximately 610,000 barrels per day (BPD) which accounted for around 70 per cent of Oman’s total oil production. Total oil production volume in 2018 was approximately 120,000 BPD which accounted for around 13 per cent of Oman’s total oil production. Partex now holds a 2 per cent interest in the gas processing plants that have a combined processing capacity of 1.2 BCFD. Total oil production volume in 2018 was approximately15,000 BPD.
June 18, 2019 03:56 UTC
Krungsri embraces diversity in driving its HR strategies toward unityBangkok (17 June 2019) – Krungsri (Bank of Ayudhya PCL and its group companies) strives to achieve its aspiration of becoming a top-tier financial group in Thailand by pursuing a sustainable growth and taking into account the interest of all stakeholders, with strategic partnership with an international financial group,Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG). Among its latest developments, Krungsri recruits employees nationwide through online channels with job interviews conducted via speedy, timely and cost-saving LINE video calls. With an uninterrupted healthy growth, Krungsri is planning to expand in the regional market and become an ‘Emerging ASEAN Financial Powerhouse’. “The Bank has leveraged business potentials of the entire Krungsri Group in driving our business strategies to efficiently access all customer segments and perfectly respond to their needs, making Krungsri a financial group with an extraordinary expansion. Krungsri is a strategic member of MUFG, Japan’s largest financial group and one of the world’s largest financial groups.
June 18, 2019 03:55 UTC
Chanasuek said the conductor, Chokchai Laoweerapong, 52, was fired by the firm after he was fined Bt500 by the Suwan Khuha police station. She said Chokchai fetched her a blanket sheet and touched her arm and she thought the bus conductor was just teasing her. A moment later the bus conductor touched her arm again and she sensed that something was wrong but did not say anything. She woke up to see that the bus conductor was rubbing his organ on her arm, she wrote. O said the bus conductor then walked to sit beside her and started chatting with her while molesting her.
June 18, 2019 03:45 UTC
Chinese man arrested for pushing pregnant wife off cliffPark rangers help pregnant Chinese tourist Wang Nan, 32, after her 34-metre fall from a cliff at the Pha Taem National Park in Kong Chiam district, Ubon Ratchathani, on June 9. (Photo supplied)UBON RATCHATHANI: A Chinese man, 33, was arrested for allegedly trying to kill his three-months pregnant Chinese wife by pushing her off a famous cliff, Pha Team, in Kong Chiam district on June 9. Local police said they apprehended the suspect, Yu Xiaodong, after his 32-year-old wife, Wang Nan, told them that her husband had attempted to murder her. She suffered fractures in her left thigh, left arm, left collar bone, hip bone and knees. Police arrested Mr Yu at Sapphasitthiprasong Hospital in Muang district when he visited his wife there on Monday.
June 18, 2019 03:43 UTC
Pol Colonel Charnchai Innara, commander of the Khong Chiam police station, said Yu Xiaodong, 33, was arrested on Sunday on charges of attempting to kill his wife, Wang Nan, 32. Charnchai said police found the husband was suspicious because as rescuers helped Wang, he remained at a distance from the scene. Charnchai said Wang was initially under constant watch by her husband while at Sappasit Prasong Ubon Ratchathani Hospital and so she dared not speak to police. She told police that Yu pushed her down the ravine. Charnchai said all of the couple’s assets belong to the wife and the husband came from a poor family.
June 18, 2019 03:22 UTC
Egypt former president Morsi dies after collapsing in courtFormer Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, who died on June 17, 2019, had been in prison since his ouster nearly six years ago. CAIRO: Egypt's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi, an Islamist who was ousted after one year of divisive rule, died after collapsing in court on Monday, the attorney general said. Abdel Maksoud was the last member of his defence team to see the former Islamist president, back in November 2017. International rights group Amnesty International called on Egyptian authorities to open a probe into Morsi's death. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a strong ally of Morsi during his brief tenure as Egypt's leader, paid tribute to the "martyr".
June 18, 2019 02:46 UTC
UN finds 'systemic failures' in its Rohingya responseRohingya refugees wait after crossing the Naf river from Myanmar into Bangladesh in Whaikhyang on Oct 9, 2017. (AFP photo)UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations experienced "systemic failures" in its handling of the situation in Myanmar leading up to the 2017 mass exodus of Rohingya, a UN report said on Monday. The report says that while "it is difficult to assign responsibility for systemic failures," there is a shared responsibility "on the part of all parties involved" in not "conveying more forcefully the United Nations' principled concerns regarding grave human rights violations." But Louis Charbonneau, United Nations director at Human Rights Watch, said the UN needs to hold accountable "UN officials most responsible for ignoring ethnic cleansing in Myanmar." "UN 'lessons-learned' reports about its failure to act in the face of mass atrocities have become almost routine," he said.
June 18, 2019 01:46 UTC
OIC touts cheap premium schemesThe Office of the Insurance Commission (OIC) is pushing the idea of launching micro insurance schemes with cheap premiums designed for the grassroots and retirees. The insurance industry regulator also plans to develop products such as pension insurance, lifetime insurance, long-term care insurance, insurance policies covering a variety of agricultural crops, fishing insurance, mining insurance and government property insurance. The decline was led by a 7% reduction in life insurance premiums to 147.86 billion baht. In total, the ratio of insurance premiums to GDP fell by 4.9% in the first three months, according to the OIC. The OIC forecasts total insurance premiums of 830 billion baht this year, with a possible upward revision anticipated once the new cabinet is formed.
June 18, 2019 01:25 UTC
Tokio Marine Group aims for 50% local profit ratioFrom left Mr Tanimoto; Tokio Marine Asia chief executive Saloon Tham; Mr Yamagata; and Mr Somphot. Japan's Tokio Marine Insurance Group aims for the overseas insurance business profit ratio to reach nearly 50% this year, with emerging markets including Thailand as the main contributors. Tokio Marine Group consists of Tokio Marine Holdings, 249 subsidiaries and 22 afﬁliates. Given the merger and acquisition plan, Tokio Marine Insurance Thailand and Safety Insurance will be consolidated into Tokio Marine Safety Insurance Thailand, the process for which is expected to be completed in early 2020. Apart from Tokio Marine Insurance, the company operates life insurance businesses through Tokio Marine Life Insurance Thailand.
June 18, 2019 01:19 UTC
Operators call for cheaper NGV to compete with dieselTaxi are refilling NGV at the station. NGV Traders are calling for the Energy Ministry to subsidise NGV price as it used to do in the past. Local traders and fleet operators of compressed natural gas are calling for the Energy Ministry to control the retail price of the fuel to make it 50% cheaper than diesel. PTT has an accumulated loss from the NGV price subsidy of roughly 100 billion baht over the past 12 years. Sakchai Leesavan, president of the new association, said NGV traders and fleet operators want the ministry to promote NGV again by keeping the retail price lower than for diesel or biodiesel.
June 18, 2019 01:10 UTC
Globetech employs GPS to cash in on dataMr Wichai says geospatial tech could drastically impact a large number of industries, including advanced robotics and 3D printing. Globetech Co, a GPS mapping and location services firm, is looking to expand into data tracking of customer movements to more accurately calculate health and auto insurance rates. "Map data is no longer about just location, but how it can turn into a decision and make a difference for other businesses." Smart health analyses information from smartwatches and wearable devices that can be used by insurance firms to offer health insurance premiums depending on the user's recorded health metrics. This year, Globetech aims to get 10% of revenue from new data analytics solutions, increasing to 25% within three years.
June 18, 2019 01:01 UTC