Home » August 31st, 2011 Entries posted on “August, 2011”

UN Food and Agriculture Organisation Warning of New H5N1 Virus

  Dr Pasakorn Akarasewi, director of Thailand’s Bureau of Epidemiology said that the United Nations (UN ) warned of a possible resurgence of the bird flu outbreak, calling for all countries to heighten surveillance. According to the latest report, a six-year-old girl is among the eight deaths from avian flu virus H5N1 in Cambodia this […]

August 31st, 2011 | Posted in Chiangrai News,News | Read More »

Charles Jones Accused Killer is a UN-Registered Refugee

  The family of a New Zealand man stabbed to death in Thailand have rubbished his accused murderer’s claim that he acted in self-defence. Charles Jones, 56, from Westport, who was president of the World Croquet Federation, was stabbed in an apartment in the Thai resort town of Pattaya last week. Thai police have arrested […]

August 31st, 2011 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

History does not favour Thailand who are ranked 120 in the world

Queensland’s Ben Halloran in action against Thailand   Despite having a physically inferior side, Thailand soccer coach Winfried Schafer says he’s not expecting an aerial bombardment from Australia in Friday’s World Cup qualifier in Brisbane. The Socceroos kick off their qualifying campaign for Brazil 2014 against the Group D outsiders, and Schafer admits the match […]

August 30th, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Bangkok Casino Scandal Exposed

  Thailand vowed Monday to crack down on illegal casinos, after a maverick politician accused senior police officers of owning gambling dens in central Bangkok. Six high-ranking police officers have been transferred to inactive posts pending investigation of Rak Thailand party-list MP Chuvit Kamolvisit’s claim in parliament that police operate a major casino in the […]

August 29th, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

About Asia Tour in Chiangrai with Two in Tow

  From riding elephants to working in fields, touring temples to visiting schools, Amanda Woodard sees Thailand and Cambodia through fresh eyes – those of her children. I HAD a flashback as I stood on the station platform at Bangkok: I remember this train. I remember hauling a backpack into one of the economy carriages […]

August 29th, 2011 | Posted in Chiangrai Tours,Tourism News | Read More »

I’M MAD AS HELL AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANY MORE

  Twenty-one years ago this summer, a 59-year-old financial adviser from Florida named Jack Gargan began running full-page ads in newspapers around the country decrying a rising national debt then approaching $4 trillion. “I’M MAD AS HELL AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANY MORE,” the ads said in bold, one-inch type. Eventually, Gargan […]

August 28th, 2011 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Fuel Prices Slashed at the Pumps

  Prices at the pump will tumble by as much as eight baht a litre today after the government gave the green light for a measure slashing contributions by refineries to the State Oil Fund. Energy Minister Pichai Naripthaphan said contributions and value-added tax have been cut by three baht a litre for diesel, 7.17 […]

August 28th, 2011 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Photo of White Beach in Boracay, Philippines
Learning Thai with Jen
Learning Thai with Jen