Archive For 13th November 2019

Medical Department Warns Against Drinking Alcohol In Cold Season

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Medical Department Warns Against Drinking Alcohol In Cold Season

Manus Potaporn   Department of Medical Services deputy director general, Dr Manus Potaporn had warned the public to avoid drinking alcohol to keep warm during cold season as it could cause death.   He added that there is no truth to the commonly held belief that drinking alcohol warms the body. While actually drinking, the…

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Thailand Road Carnage: A Big Problem That Is Only Getting Worse

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Thailand Road Carnage: A Big Problem That Is Only Getting Worse

Picture: Naew Na A leading Thai government national insurance figure has said that the carnage on Thailand’s roads is a “big problem for Thai society” and it is only getting worse despite campaigns to address the issue. Dr Sakchai Kanchanawatana – the secretary of the National Health Security Office –  presented damning statistics for victims…

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Rain, Cold Weather Forecast For Next Week

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Rain, Cold Weather Forecast For Next Week

Rain from a tropical storm will precede cold weather from China next week, with temperatures forecast to drop up to 5C in upper Thailand. Several northeastern and eastern provinces have been warned about the rain brought by the Nakri tropical storm, which will make landfall in Vietnam on Sunday and Monday. Another wave of cold…

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Bilingual Schooling Planned To Boost English Proficiency

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Bilingual Schooling Planned To Boost English Proficiency

Nataphol Teepsuwan   Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan said on Friday (November 8 ) that a bilingual curriculum – in Thai and English – would be in place from kindergarten up at more than 2,000 district schools starting in academic year 2020.   The aim is to develop children’s language skills so the country can be more…

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Chang Beer Turns 25, Launches New Cold Brew

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Chang Beer Turns 25, Launches New Cold Brew

Kosit Suksingha   Thai Beverage (ThaiBev) on Thursday (Nov 7) celebrated the 25th anniversary of its popular Chang beer with an event at Bangkok’s Factoria restaurant and toasted its birthday with Chang cold brew lager, which is beingproduced especially for the silver jubilee.     Kosit Suksingha, the company’ chief executive for Beer Business Thailand…

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Thailand Road Carnage: Death Toll Tops 12,000 Since Start Of The Year

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Thailand Road Carnage: Death Toll Tops 12,000 Since Start Of The Year

Picture: Daily News   Daily News reported that 12,304 people have been reported dead at the scene of accidents in Thailand since the start of 2019.   They caution that this is only those that die at the scene – the reality is that death from road accidents is a lot more when all figures are…

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Thailand’s Tourism Authority Is Reminding Travellers About Its Smoking Nan

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Thailand’s Tourism Authority Is Reminding Travellers About Its Smoking Nan

  The Tourism Authority of Thailand is reminding travellers about its smoking ban in public areas, which aims to promote a safe, clean and smoke-free environment for all.   The ban was introduced in Thailand in 2014 for health reasons, and visitors should be aware that electronic cigarettes, shisha smoking and electronic shishas are also illegal. They should also bear…

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Thailand Falls To 74th Place In EF English Proficiency Index 2019

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Thailand Falls To 74th Place In EF English Proficiency Index 2019

Photo from news.sesao8.go.th Thailand’s English proficiency ranking among non-native English speaking countries has dropped for the third consecutive year to 74th out of a total of 100 countries. According to the EF English Proficiency Index 2019, prepared by Swiss-based Education First, Thailand scored 47.62, which is regarded as very low proficiency. Last year, Thailand scored 48.54…

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Thai Baht Dips After Central Bank Rate Cut, Others Lower

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Thai Baht Dips After Central Bank Rate Cut, Others Lower

FILE PHOTO: Thai baht notes are seen at a Kasikornbank in Bangkok, Thailand, May 12, 2016. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha   The Thai baht extended losses on Wednesday after an interest rate cut by the Thai central bank, while most other Asian currencies dipped as markets awaited concrete details on China-U.S. tariff concessions.   The Bank of…

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Tax Collection Surpasses 2019 Target Of Bt2 Trillion

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Tax Collection Surpasses 2019 Target Of Bt2 Trillion

Ekniti Nitithanprapas   The Revenue Department collected Bt2.00931 trillion in tax for fiscal year 2019 (October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019), which is Bt9.31 billion over the year’s target of Bt2 trillion, said director-general Ekniti Nitithanprapas today (November 4).   “This is the first time in 7 years that we have exceeded the tax…

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