Re: "Time to cut the 'superior' down to size" (Bangkok Post, Aug 18). Thailand would not be what it is today, economically and culturally, without the vast contributions made by migrant workers and immigrants. I encountered the video clip from Yellowstone National Park that sparked the debate when a Thai Facebook friend posted it earlier this week. If this is not the case, which is what I believe, these Thai visitors were acting decently. MarigoldCONTACT: BANGKOK POST BUILDING136 Na Ranong Road Klong Toey, Bangkok 10110Fax: +02 6164000 email: firstname.lastname@example.orgAll letter writers must provide full name and address.
August 19, 2017 22:18 UTC
Halep, who hasn't dropped a set all week, has already lost twice this year playing for the top ranking, falling in the French Open final against Jelena Ostapenko and the Wimbledon quarterfinal against Johanna Konta, each time after taking the first set. "I'm just happy to be in the final," said Muguruza. - 'A step forward' -====================Bulgaria's 11th-ranked Grigor Dimitrov dispatched 19th-ranked American John Isner 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (12/10) to reach his first ATP Masters final, taking a dramatic final tie-breaker on his fourth match point. "For sure it's a great feeling I'm playing in the final," Halep said. "I lost to her so many times, I figured out something was going wrong," Muguruza said.
August 19, 2017 22:18 UTC
For example, if TV stations are strong on social issues, they should follow ministers who are responsible for that aspect. Umesh Pandey is Editor, Bangkok Post. The complete list of which stations were contacted is not yet known, but a list obtained by the Bangkok Post showed that 16 television stations had agreed to the request. These officials were not aware that the Bangkok Post was lucky not to win the digital television bidding war that has become the cause of pain for the entire industry. There have been some extreme cases in the past when cooperation requests did not work.
As expected, confusion reigns over a planned bus reform which features the modifications of bus routes across the city. More importantly, the labour union of the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority has complained that, despite its experience, it was excluded from the reform plan. The union was concerned that some private operators may benefit from the reform plan. Instead, he said the total bus reform process would take two years to complete and it is a "learning process". The main objective of bus reform is to stop the monopolisation of buses in Bangkok by opening auctions for private companies to invest in new routes.
I was being subjected to a hip-hop version of Harry Belafonte's 1957 Banana Boat Song, sometimes called the "Day-O" song. Apparently 300 people a year in Britain suffer injuries caused by stepping on a banana skin. He then strides off only to immediately fall on his backside after stepping on a banana skin. It was encouraging to see the old banana skin joke is still appreciated in Thailand. The whole thing was a hoax, but smoking banana peels became very trendy among the "cool" dudes.
It's unclear why Seh Pete went so aggressively and even excessively after Pai Dao Din. The Khon Kaen Court sentenced him to five years in prison for liking a Facebook post while the other 3,000 people who liked the post are still at large. Pai Dao Din memorably dissed the general prime minister with a three-finger Katniss salute. Pai Dao Din liked a Facebook post and was imprisoned. For many years, concerned citizens and the monarchs have wished for important changes to the enforcement of the lese majeste law.
August 19, 2017 21:56 UTC
The 24-year-old couldn’t ask for a better preparation for the regional Games as she never lost to anyone since her victory in the US$25,000 ITF Circuit in Hua Hin a few weeks ago. But it’s worth the delay as this win really boosts my confidence for the SEA Games,” said Luksika, the highest ranked player at No 179 in the world in this Games’ edition. This will be her only second appearance in the regional sporting event after the 2015 meet in Singapore where she led the women’s team to the gold medal. “I only competed in the team’s event two years ago which was my only time in the SEA Games. As there’s no team event this year, I’m playing the my first Games singles.
August 19, 2017 21:33 UTC
Thai team B then outclassed Malaysian side 21-10 21-6 which earned Thailand their 16th gold medal from this event regardless of the third regu match that still ended in the Thai favour 21-9 21-8. “It was like a flashback from the 2000 Games when we beat Malaysia here for the gold medal. “I’m so happy to win my 12th Games gold medal. The women’s polo team also successfully defended their gold medal after they beat Singapore 4-1 in their last preliminary game at the national Aquatics Centre. In marathon, Natthaya Thanaronnawat crossed the finish line third in women’s event to get the bronze medal while 36-year-old Boonthung Srisung had to pull out during the last 10km in the men’s event due to cramps.
August 19, 2017 21:22 UTC
Earlier, Romelu Lukaku had been on target again as Manchester United continued their fine form by crushing Swansea. Eric Bailly, Paul Pogba and substitute Anthony Martial also found the net at the Liberty Stadium, giving Jose Mourinho's side their second big win after last weekend's 4-0 victory over West Ham United. Charlie Austin scored a 93rd-minute penalty to give Southampton a last-gasp 3-2 home win over West Ham. Goals from Manolo Gabbidini and Dusan Tadic, the latter a penalty, put Saints 2-0 up and West Ham new boy Marko Arnautovic was sent off in between for an elbow on Jack Stephens. Javier Hernandez's first two West Ham goals drew the 10 men level, only for Austin to secure victory from the spot after Maya Yoshida was fouled by Pablo Zabaleta.
August 19, 2017 19:07 UTC
Rock band Bodyslam collaborates with French footwear Palladium to launch a special boot collection – all in black. Bodyslam is not only one of the most successful rock bands in Thailand, but its members are all style icons. Pampa Hi Canvas by guitarist Yod, Bt3,290The band’s guitarist Thanachai “Yod” Tantrakul co-designed the Pampa Hi boots in canvas. The 70th Anniversary boot, Bt3,990Palladium also celebrates 70 years of its brand by launching the 70th Anniversary Boot based on the iconic Pampa Hi – Palladium’s first silhouette. KICKING AROUNDPalladium x Bodyslam collection is available for pre-order at all branches of Yeah!
The Civic Hatchback’s infotainment system allows you to connect smartphones and music players via Bluetooth, USB and HDMI inputs. Streaming was quick and the flow was never interrupted, meaning that we have a decent system to start with. While the amount of details were satisfactory for a standard OEM audio system, it is easy to feel that the overall sound is unpolished. If I had bought this car, one of the first things I’d consider is upgrading the sound system. And for additional fine-tuning, there are many things you can do, such as upgrading speaker cables and using high-quality car audio fuses and connectors.
An intercepted phone call between US under-secretary of state Victoria Nuland and the US ambassador to Ukraine showed US involvement in the coup. Immediately after the neo-Nazi killings in Maidan Square, the government was gone and replaced with neo-Nazi politicians. In fact, the KKK flag and the Nazi flag, among others, draped the interior walls of parliament. I guess, once again, the chickens have come home to roost. There are bound to be adverse consequences from how the US conducts its foreign policy and it affects everyone on this planet.
Churchill had declared that England will never tolerate a competing nation, and in such an event, will smash it with all the power available. Germany was defeated, betrayed and cheated with the Versailles sell-out under conditions that laid the groundwork for World War II. There will be civil war but only if the Europeans do not wake up and turn the situation around. Otherwise, goodbye Europe. The so “academically” incorrect assessments in this letter forum are an insult to reality and plain human common sense.
I drove the tenth generation Civic sedan last year and was impressed with the advancements being given to the new model. The wide torque band gives the Civic Hatchback effortless acceleration, with 0-100km/h taking roughly 8.4 seconds. The front strut and rear multi-link suspension offers a good degree of comfort and isn’t too sporty, although overall the Civic Hatchback Turbo handles pretty well. The front seats look sporty, but without red stitching, appears incomplete for a sporty car like the Civic Hatchback. While the Civic Hatchback Turbo is a great all-round product, it is positioned in the upper range and represents a rather limited boost to Honda's sales in Thailand.
Trump is undoubtedly a wannabe revolutionary. As the psychologist Eric Fromm reminded us, “The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.”Most of us “liberal fascists” – Nigel loves labelling theory, by the way – are putting our trust in the latter alternative. Barry Kenyon