The Mae Rim police station was alerted of the accident on the Mae Rim-Samerng road in Tambon Mae Ram in Mae Rim district at 8.25pm. Pol Senior Sgt-Major Yutthakarn Rassameechantharang was killed on the road beside his motorcycle. Witnesses told police that Yutthakarn’s motorcycle was hit by a speeding pickup in the opposite lane. Yutthakarn was stationed at a post in Tha Ma-oh village in Tambon Don Kaew of Chiang Mai’s Sarapee district. Witnesses did not see the licence plate of the pickup and police have not yet been able to identify and locate it.
October 16, 2018 04:30 UTC
Relatives said they watched helplessly while Sophee Wongdee, 50, screamed for help as the fire engulfed him and the stack of hay near his house in Moo 11 village in Tambon Pattananikhom in Pattananikhom district. Firefighters took about half an hour to put out the blaze, which left Sophee's body charred. Relatives said Sophee had motion difficulties because of the Parkinson's disease. He liked to sit with his back against the hay while smoking as he enjoyed a chilling breeze at the spot.
October 16, 2018 02:37 UTC
Thus, the Phuket Hotels for Island Sustaining Tourism (PHIST) forum was born. Held at the JW Marriott Phuket resort on the scenic Mai Khao Beach on Sept. 24, the forum gathered more than 600 delegates from across Southeast Asia to discuss sustainable and environmentally friendly forms of tourism and travel. The president of Phuket Hotels Association, Anthony Lark, said the forum was the association’s first event on sustainable actions pertaining to the environment. Life in plastic: The issue of plastic usage and waste still dominates the PHIST forum. Eric Ricaurte, founder of Singapore-based sustainability firm Greenview, outlined three main issues in mass tourism; displaced tourists, overcrowding and the backlash from the impacts caused by tourists.
October 16, 2018 02:26 UTC
Police said Pit Wangsri, 57, was killed when the fire burned down his one-storey wooden house in Ban None Sawang village in Tambon Ban Klang, Wang Thong district at 9.20pm. His brother told police that Pit had been drinking with him earlier in the evening. After he returned to the house, he lit the fire to burn a nearby pile of garbage and went to sleep before the fire spread to his home. The body was sent for a post-mortem at Wang Thong Hospital.
October 16, 2018 01:41 UTC
LOS ANGELES - Three-time major winner Jordan Spieth will play next month in Las Vegas in his first US PGA Tour fall tournament in America after failing to meet the tour event minimum last season. Jordan Spieth will make an early start to his 2018-2019 PGA Tour campaign after failing to meet minimum event standards last seasonSpieth failed to meet the minimum number of PGA starts last season after he failed to qualify for the season-ending US PGA Tour Championship, opening him to a fine and "major penalty" under tour rules. Spieth will tee off November 1-4 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin. Spieth previously played fall US PGA events from 2013-15 at the WGC HSBC Champions in China. The 25-year-old American won the 2015 Masters and US Open and 2017 British Open and needs only the PGA Championship to complete a career Grand Slam.
October 16, 2018 00:45 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO: Billionaire Paul Allen, who founded US software giant Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died just two weeks after publicly revealing that his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma had returned. While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend," Allen's sister Jody said in a statement. Allen died just two weeks after publicly revealing that the non-Hodgkin's lymphoma he fought into remission nine years ago had returned. "As co-founder of Microsoft, in his own quiet and persistent way, he created magical products, experiences and institutions.
October 15, 2018 23:37 UTC
"We went Friday, Saturday, Sunday without any shootings and homicides," New York Police Department chief James O'Neill told reporters. "That's the first time in decades, and that's something not just the NYPD, but all New Yorkers can be proud of." The last time the most populous US city of 8.5 million had a weekend without shootings was in 1993, according to police. The weekend of October 6-7, for example, was "terrible," with several shootings in Brooklyn and the Bronx, authorities said. In the first half of 2018, the city recorded 147 murders, an eight percent increase over the same period in 2017, and mostly in Brooklyn and the Bronx.
October 15, 2018 23:15 UTC
England's Raheem Sterling scores their third goal against Spain in the Uefa Nations League match at Seville, Spain. Sterling, who had not got an England goal for three years, struck again from another Kane assist to give Gareth Southgate's side a big halftime lead against Spain, who had scored 12 goals in their last three games and beat England 2-1 last month. Spain lead the group with six points after three games while England are second on four, leaving Croatia bottom with one point although the World Cup runners-up have a game in hand. LOWER LEAGUESIn League B, Bosnia-Herzegovina defeated Northern Ireland 2-1 at home to take a six-point lead over Austria atop Group 3. Luxembourg defeated San Marino 3-0 to take the lead in Group 2 of League D, ahead of Belarus, which was held by Moldova to 0-0.
October 15, 2018 23:15 UTC
Photos © Rats Records'Well, I still don't know how I really got here," says Phum Viphurit, a Thai born, New-Zealand-raised singer-songwriter. Phum Viphurit. Photos © Rats RecordsHaving grown up in a music-loving family, Phum started writing his own material at the age of 17. The label released his first full-length English language album last year, called Manchild, which Phum composed, produced and arranged himself. Phum Viphurit Rats RecordsPhum believes that the secret for his songwriting is to be open-minded to all kinds of music and try to discover something new to listen to all the time.
October 15, 2018 23:03 UTC
The Parks Department is rejecting all requests to increase its 2018-19 quota system for tourists. (Creative Commons)The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has rejected a request by business operators to postpone a quota system for tourists in Similan National Park in Phangnga province. "We informed them in advance and did not just tell them now as tour operators have claimed. And business operators will face a critical impact eventually," said Songtham Suksawang, director of the National Park Office which oversees national parks under the DNP. The department said last week it would limit the number of visitors to Similan National Park to 3,850 a day.
A photo taken by Tul Hirunyalawan. photo: Tul HirunyalawanA total of 17 impressive photos portraying the selfless sacrifices and the spirit of volunteerism in their appreciation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej are on display at the "Life's Worth" exhibition in front of Leica Gallery Bangkok, 2nd floor of Gaysorn Village, Phloenchit Road, daily from 10am to 8pm, until Oct 29. The pictures on show were captured by three Leica Thailand Ambassadors -- Tul Hirunyalawan, Peerapat Wimolrungkarat and Chutchawarn Janthachotibutr. Their efforts to record the volunteers' kindness were inspired by one of the king's translation works, Nai Intra Phu Pid Thong Lang Phra (or Mr Intra Who Does A Thankless Job), from A Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson. "What these volunteers did was so great, yet they asked for nothing in return and we felt that we had to be there to capture all the moments," recounted Tul of the idea behind the exhibition.
In this year's Asian Games, it was a demonstration sport and will be upgraded to a medal sport at the 2022 Games. It is fine to arrange game competitions, but don't claim it is a sport," Dr Yongyut said. "There were online game competitions in a university throughout last September. On the website buriramunited.com, Newin indicated that there are 10 million people around the world who watch e-sports online. — Play games with children, so you can understand what kind of games they play.
Khashoggi, a Saudi national and US resident who became increasingly critical of powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has not been seen since he walked into the kingdom's Istanbul consulate to sort out marriage paperwork on October 2. Turkish officials have said they believe he was killed, a claim Saudi Arabia denies. The Journal, like CNN, said the Saudi statement has not been finalized. US President Donald Trump earlier Monday said he had spoken with Saudi Arabia's King Salman who strongly denied the kingdom's involvement in Khashoggi's disappearance. Prince Mohammed, 33, a son of King Salman, consolidated his control in June 2017 when he was named Crown Prince to replace his cousin, Mohammed bin Nayef, who was fired.
October 15, 2018 22:41 UTC
(Invision/AP photo)Hollywood star Nicole Kidman undergoes a dramatic makeover for new drama Destroyer, playing a tired-looking and worn out police detective with a painful history. "I just felt her and I felt sadness and I felt pain for her," Kidman said in an interview at the BFI London Film Festival on Sunday. Critics have praised her performance in Destroyer and described her appearance as "almost unrecognisable". "The way I look and behave in the film is the result of a lot of trauma," Kidman said. Director Karyn Kusama described Bell as a "really complicated human" dealing with regret, guilt and shame.
October 15, 2018 22:41 UTC
The government plans to gradually pay unpaid contributions amounting to 56 billion baht to the Social Security Office in compliance with the Fiscal Responsibility Act, says the Budget Bureau's chief. Unlike other countries, the Thai government is required to make matching contributions to the SSF, said Mr Dechapiwat. About 15 million Thai and foreign workers are insured under the current social security system. The Fiscal Responsibility Act stipulates the government must pay contributions, compensations or any liabilities to abide by law to avoid unpaid burden. The government also contributed 42 billion baht for the 2018 fiscal year, exceeding the 33 billion required over the period.
October 15, 2018 22:41 UTC