Buyers now have the choice to spec their SUVs with either TFSI petrol or TDI diesel engine. The Q5 35 TDI costs 3.399 million baht. The Q5 35 TDI receives 190hp 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and Quattro four-wheel-drive and is priced at 3.399 million baht. The Q5 in 252hp 45 TFSI petrol form remains at 3.899 million baht but with S Line trim. A major rival for the Q5 35 TDI is the Mercedes-Benz GLC250d, which comes with 204hp 2.1-litre motor, nine-speed automatic and 4Matic all-wheel-drive.
August 19, 2017 09:00 UTC
A "hotdesk" for meetings is seen at the office space of Jellyfish, a digital marketing training specialist, in London. (Reuters Photo)LONDON: Barclays Plc has installed devices that track how often bankers are at their desks, but the British bank insists it's not spying on them. “The sensors aren’t monitoring people or their productivity; they are assessing office space usage,” the bank said in an emailed statement. In December, Barclays sublet office space in London’s Canary Wharf district to the government, saving about 35 million pounds ($45 million) a year. Inquiries to 10 other banks with operations in London found that Lloyds uses similar motion-tracking devices.
August 19, 2017 08:15 UTC
"The act had been investigated as murder, but during the night we received additional information which indicates that the criminal offenses are now terrorist killings," police said in a statement. The suspect's "identity is known to the police. He is an 18-year-old Moroccan citizen," it said.
August 19, 2017 08:15 UTC
The department chief, Chatchai Promlert, told a press conference on Saturday that, so far, floods had officially receded in 38 provinces, and five provinces were classified as still flooded. The five provinces are Kalasin, Nakhon Phanom, Roi Et, Yasothon, Ubon Ratchathani and Ayutthaya. Chatchai was updating the flooding situation following heavy rains triggered by storms Talas and Sonca between July 5 and August 18. At present, 98,595 people from 32,677 families in 890 villages in 23 districts of six provinces were still affected by flooding due to the two storms. A total of 23,625 people from 6,324 families in 18 districts of these eight provinces were affected, he said
August 19, 2017 08:03 UTC
Staff answer calls at the new 1299 hotline set up to look into complaints lodged against unscrupulous police, soldiers, civil servants and other state officers. (Photo by Thanarak Khunton)Members of the public have filed 1,320 cases against "crooked" state officials in the first month of operations of a new complaint centre, according to the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). Another 110 complaints about soldiers, police and narcotics suppression officials have been sent to the respective agencies where those officials are working. However, the centre found 404 cases without sufficient information to go ahead with any action. She said the centre would give priority to cases related to corruption and urged the public to prepare sufficient supporting information before filing reports.
August 19, 2017 07:52 UTC
Joseph Schooling of Singapore reacts after winning the bronze medal in the men's 100-metre butterfly final at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest last month. ... That wasn't my intention," Schooling said on his arrival in the Malaysian capital on Saturday. Schooling won nine gold medals at the last SEA Games in Singapore two years ago but will race in fewer events this year. We have two days to prepare so hopefully we'll put on a good performance in the Games," he added. Every race my dad likes to say race fast and that actually holds a lot of ground.
August 19, 2017 07:41 UTC
Foreign news is regularly censored or blocked in China, but it is unusual for academic journals, which have relatively limited readership, to face such scrutiny. But Rowan Pease, editorial manager of the China Quarterly, confirmed the authenticity of the letter, which was circulated online, when reached by telephone. Neither CUP nor the China Quarterly letter said when the articles were blocked. Cambridge University Press said in a statement it was "troubled by the recent increase in requests of this nature" and planned to raise the issue with "relevant agencies" at the Beijing Book Fair this coming week. Cambridge University Press is the world's oldest publishing house, according to its website, tracing its history to the 16th century.
August 19, 2017 07:30 UTC
Vials of e-liquid used in electronic cigarettes, which are illegal in Thailand, were among the items seized in the raid in Kanchanaburi on Friday. Mr Trisak was a major online seller of e-cigarettes and smoking kits, according to authorities, having jointly invested in the sale of the banned products with a Malaysian partner. The seized items had a face value of 3 million baht, said police. Earlier, authorities arrested two other men, Theerawat Rukapiban and Thitiwat Sirichoksuriyasuk, in Bang Khun Thian district of Bangkok last month after an investigation found they had been involved in selling e-cigarettes online. During the interrogation, police said, Mr Trisak confessed that he had sold the banned smoking devices via a Line chat group called “TK Gadget’’ and a website.
August 19, 2017 07:18 UTC
The arrests of Adinan Sama-ae, 23, and Natthapol Boonthiam, 24, were announced at a press conference at 11am on Saturday. They were arrested at a rented house in Satun’s Tha Phae district on Friday. Police said they found the leaves of kratom (Mitragyna speciosa Korth) inside 21 foam boxes on the back of a pickup truck at the house.
August 19, 2017 07:18 UTC
Worachai Hema (in white T-shirt), one of the three red-shirt co-leaders, is greeted by his family, relatives and friends after being released on bail at the Pattaya prison on Friday night. (Photo by Chaiyot Pupattanapong)PATTAYA - Four red-shirt co-leaders imprisoned for disrupting the 2009 Asean Summit in this resort city have been temporarily released on bail during the appeal process. The former three were released at 9.30pm on the same day but the latter remained in jail on a Military Court detention order. Another three convicted in the case -- Samrerng Prachamrua, Wanchana Kerddee and Singthong Buachum -- are also seeking bail and the court will decide on their requests on Monday. Apart from the seven granted and seeking bail, the six other defendants in this case are Arisman Pongruangrong, Pichet Sukjindathong, Sakda Noppasit, Pol Lt Col Waipot Aparat, Nopporn Namchaingtai and Wallop Yangtrong.
August 19, 2017 07:07 UTC
A fire broke out at a restaurant at CentralWorld shopping centre shortly after midday on Saturday, with no report of injuries. After the incident was reported via the police hotline 199, fire trucks from the Banthat Thong unit rushed to the shopping mall while several tweeted about the fire. Songphol Thammongkol, chief of the Banthat Thong fire fighter unit, said the fire started at an exhaust hood and Hua Seng Hong Chinese-food restaurant on the sixth storey at 12.10pm and spread to burn the ceiling of a restaurant on the sixth floor. He said the incident did not affect the building structure. The shopping mall remains open as usual.
August 19, 2017 06:56 UTC
At the Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach last year, Mercedes-Benz displayed the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Coupe. And this year at the same Californian event, the open-top version of it is being shown called Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet. You could regard the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet as a potential rival for posh open-top cars like the Rolls-Royce Dawn. Actually, the Stuttgart carmaker already has an answer for the Dawn in the guise of the limited production Mercedes-Maybach S-class Cabriolet, of which only 300 are made. That said, you could expect the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet (together with the Coupe sibling) to preview the future design of Maybach.
August 19, 2017 06:00 UTC
The festival, which will showcase world-famous Thai cuisine from the country’s five regions, aims to build on a creative culture of local food and open the door to exciting tourist destinations across the kingdom. - Bangkok’s renowned street food: A showcase of specially selected street food from seven areas famous for their exclusive dishes. - Thailand Signature: Taste six Thai signature dishes that bring pride to the country -- Tom Yum Kung, Pad Thai, Som Tam, Green Curry, Massaman Curry and Tom Kha Gai. - Organic food: Here quality goes hand-in-hand with health, as agricultural goods from a new generation of Thai farmer networks are presented. - All about rice: Experience a wide array of rice dishes, with both rice and rice fare on sale.
August 19, 2017 06:00 UTC
A fire rages through wooden shophouses at a market in Chachoengsao's Phanom Sarakham on Saturday morning, destroying seven units of the shophouses built in a row. (Photo by Sonthanaporn Inchan)CHACHOENGSAO - A fierce fire raged through a community at an old market in Phanom Sarakham district at dawn on Saturday, destroying seven shophouses and forcing residents to flee in panic. Nobody was injured in the blaze that broke out at the Tha Kwian market community in Village Moo 1 in tambon Phanom Sarakham, said Pol Maj Surapisit Maingam, investigation chief at Phanom Sarakham police station, who was reported at 7am. Seven shophouses were reduced to ashes. Nobody was inside the two shophouses -- one selling bicycles and the other selling oyster omelets -- which were engulfed in flames when firemen arrived.
August 19, 2017 05:26 UTC
Food connoisseurs can experience six new dishes that bend conventional culinary rules by harmoniously infusing sophisticated Japanese tastes with flavours from around the globe. Hokkaido cold capellini (Bt280), a take on ultra-thin Italian capellini, is served cold with a mix of Hokkaido delicacies including fresh salmon, crab meat and salmon ikura. Spaghetti Cream Mentaiko (Bt270) is served with On the Table’s special sauce and mentaiko (cod roe/pollack roe) and calamari fritti. A must-try is 3 Musketeers Taco Sushi (Bt390) featuring three kinds of sushi -- Wasabi Tuna, Spicy Crab with Mayo, and Salmon Mayo on the same platter. And for dessert there’s the Harajuku Sweet Potato Crepe (Bt220) with slightly sour matcha ice cream paired with homemade crumble and sweet fresh strawberries.
August 19, 2017 05:26 UTC