The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria in Melbourne is dedicated to conserving Australian plants. In the light of postmodern architecture, the National Museum of Australia in Canberra features loops, curves and odd shapes. As a custodian of the ancestral land, he opened my eyes on the first day of my visit to the rich and complex history of multicultural Australia. Helen Ennis, curator at National Museum of Australia, talks about an indigenous barbed wire sculpture of an emu at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. The National Museum of Australia in Canberra displays the remaining half of the front gate of the Kinchela Aboriginal Boys Training Home.
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Shaw, who performs as Mallrat, went on to mention that she hopes to one day write songs for artists like Rihanna, Beyoncé and Camila Cabello. Her third EP, Driving Music, should bring her closer to realising her dream. Like their best songs, the homage to the 80s can still be detected but it never feels too on the nose. Carly Rae Jepson / Don't SpeakWe were ready to hate Carly Rae Jepson's cover of No Doubt's 1996 single Don't Speak before we even heard it. No offence to the singer, but everyone knows that decent covers of this 90s classic are hard to come by.
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"I'm putting 1 million baht into it today. In a single night, 27 million baht was transferred into Bin's bank account. Donations needed to go through an application process, the prime minister explained. The prime minister was right. In four weeks, Bin had a total of 422 million baht sitting in his bank account.
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US President Donald Trump is passionate about his golf and owns several courses -- two of which are in Scotland. Trump's golf clubs on the North Sea and Irish Sea lost a combined £11.9 million ($14.5 million) last year, according to financial statements. The president has 17 golf operations around the world. The president's North Sea club overlooking a stretch of dramatic dunes also posted losses, though much lower -- £1.1 million. Like many courses, in order to become financially viable the priority is to advertise expensive property for those wishing to live on their fairways.
The sporting icon resumes his chase to match Sam Snead's record of 82 wins on the PGA Tour being only one victory shy of the mark. Woods faces a stellar field which includes McIlroy, the newly minted FedEx Cup champion and 2019 PGA Tour player of the year. "Winning is the ultimate satisfaction on the PGA Tour," said the 25-year-old, a four-time winner on the PGA Tour. The revamped PGA Tour schedule, he said, has enhanced the importance of the Asian swing with top players keen to include them in their travel plans. "It's fun to have the opportunity to grow your brand and grow the game," said the likeable American.
Minda says Zak's claims made her look money-hungry and set off a torrent of abuse against her on social media. Outside the court James said Zak's camp selectively released parts of the chat between Minda and Zak's mother. Earlier, commenting on his troubled relationship with Kan, Sia Po said he had paid off his debt to Kan, despite her claims to the contrary. "I have now paid her back in full but for a purported 47 million baht interest bill. Kan, however, maintains Sia Po has yet to repay a single baht of the debt he owes her.
The road to rural successA scenic stretch of royally-initiated Chaloem Burapha Chonlathit Road meanders along the coast in Chanthaburi. The Department of Rural Roads, which oversees 48,000 kilometres of roads countrywide, worked with the late King to improve villagers' lives by building and upgrading roads. The road to Ao Khung Kraben not only serves as a way to access the area, but is also viewed as a scenic route. The department helped the late King by building a road to the area in 2009, which was later named "Chaloem Burapha Chonlathit". It is the "most beautiful scenic route in Thailand", based on other scenic roads in foreign countries, the department said.
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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha this week "promised" a multi-billion-baht financial assistance package to flood victims, estimated at over 21,600 people. The government was under pressure after images of flood victims waiting desperately on the roofs of their submerged houses for relief packages were shared on social media and carried by news outlets. Town planning measures should be revised to better implement flood controls, especially the use of kaem ling water retention ponds. There are over 25 state agencies responsible for water management and flood mitigation, and there are 30 laws that they can enforce. All agencies should brainstorm and pay heed to recommendations from local academics and scholars to chart long-term and comprehensive water management measures.
Planes drop the chemicals to seed clouds during an artificial rain-making operation, a project initiated by King Rama IX to fight drought. That solution, is artificial rainmaking. The trial's result was encouraging and ever since then, artificial rainmaking has been used to help address water shortages in drought-prone areas. Back in 2001, King Bhumibol's Royal Rainmaking Project was recognised by the Eureka organisation as an initiative that could benefit the entire world. "The department belongs to the late King Rama IX.
The Pid Thong Lang Phra Foundation is showing the way by teaching the art of applying King Rama IX's ideas. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great harvests rice in an experimental paddy field in Prachin Buri. Elsewhere, the popularity and practicality of sufficiency economy theory has seen four universities open courses on King Rama IX's theory. An aerial view of an experimental paddy field where a pattern is created honouring His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great's theory on farm improvements. To deal with the impact, His Majesty founded the Huay Mongkol royal development project in Prachuap Khiri Khan's Hua Hin district to boost the agriculture sector.
Dropping a few Latin words has always been popular amongst politicians, possibly because they think it makes them sound smarter than us ignorant hoi polloi. I didn't realise the word "alibi", another popular courtroom word, was also of Latin derivation, meaning "being elsewhere". Recent sessions in the House of Commons featuring Mr Johnson speaking with his customary bluster, have been particularly rowdy with the Speaker having to call for "decorum", another Latin word. ", "eg'' and "etc'' come in very useful in the English language. US President John F Kennedy later spoke eloquently of Churchill's wartime speeches, remarking "he mobilised the English language and sent it into battle".
Supachok, Theerathon, Pansa and Narubadin join training for UAE battleThailand coach Akira Nishino, with cap, talks to his players during a training session on Saturday. Four keys members of the Thai national team -- Supachok Sarachat, Theerathon Bunmathan, Pansa Hemviboon and Narubadin Weerawatnodom -- have been declared fit for the War Elephants' 2022 World Cup qualifier with the UAE on Tuesday. The quartet had missed Thailand's friendly with Congo, which ended in a 1-1 draw on Thursday night in Pathum Thani. Supachok, Theerathon, Pansa and Narubadin on Saturday returned to full training for Thailand's third Asian Zone Group G battle at Thammasat Stadium. UAE coach Bert van Marwijk said his team should have scored more goals against Indonesia.
IB to tackle backlog due to typhoon delaysThe Immigration Bureau is taking steps to deal with congestion caused by flight delays at Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports due to Typhoon Hagibis. Ten flights from Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo scheduled to arrive at Suvarnabhumi airport between 9am and 5pm yesterday were cancelled and five other flights were delayed. Meanwhile, the Thai Embassy in Tokyo yesterday confirmed that no Thais have been injured in the storm so far. Earlier, the Japan Meteorological Agency warned that Typhoon Hagibis would hit Japan yesterday and today, bringing torrential rain and strong winds. This could affect flights to and from Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo, the agency said.
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Thais warned not to take medical marijuana abroadThe chief of Thailand's drug suppression and prevention agency on Saturday warned Thais not to take cannabis products with them to foreign countries in the wake of the recent arrest of a Thai national in Japan. In addition, the cultivation, import, export and possession of the plant remain prohibited in Thailand too without an appropriate licence, Mr Niyom said. Mr Niyom said even though the man claimed the cannabis found in his possession was intended only for personal use, marijuana is illegal in Japan for all purposes. He did not go into detail about whether the man is still being detained or has been granted bail. Mr Niyom said he was informed by the Japanese customs officials that the Thai man had hidden a small box of the cannabis oil extract in his luggage.
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It has been three years since the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great on Oct 13, 2016. Munchusa Udomvit, 45, the owner of Na Siam Gallery, said she reveres King Rama IX for the perseverance he demonstrated on his visits to rural areas. Kotchakorn Voraakhom, 39, a landscape architect who designed the award-winning Chulalongkorn Centenary Park, said she misses King Rama IX every day. "Lately my son said he regards 'Nai Luang' [King Rama IX] as a hero because he did so many good things'," Mr Apisit said, referring to his 5-year-old son Phopsuk. Meanwhile, Wora-aek Sattham, 45, a manager, recalled the time when he was a soldier who stood guard for King Rama IX.
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