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English Mentors Tip of the Week – When the Word ‘House’ is used

  When the word ‘house’ is used as a verb, it is pronounced ‘howz’. “The workers were housed (howzed) in tents.” “They converted the old cinema so that they could house (howz) twelve employees.” When we say they were ‘housed’, it means they were made to live in tents. You can house (howz) people in […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in English Mentors Tips | Read More »

Thailand Implements Maditory Fingerprint ID to Register SIMs Cards

. . BANGKOK –  Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) announced today that Mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) will have to use an online fingerprint ID system for new prepaid and postpaid mobile SIM card registrations by March without exception. Mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) are companies that provides mobile service but does not […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Chiang Rai Officials Distribute Hundreds of Free Blankets as Temperatures Drop

. . CHIANG RAI – Temperatures in Chiang Rai have continued to drop with average readings now at 15 degrees Celsius and reports from mountain villages that temperatures are as low as 9 degrees. Many residents of the province have been forced to build fires to keep themselves warm. Chiang Rai’s Governor Bunsong Techamanisathit asked […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Iranian Foreign Minister Refuses to Confirm Iran’s Missile Tests

. . TERRAN – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday refused to confirm whether his country recently conducted a missile test, saying the Iranian missile program is not part of a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. The White House said on Monday that it is studying the details of an Iranian ballistic […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Thailand’s Military to Ask Laos to Deport Anti Junta Activists Wanted on Lese Majeste Charges

. . BANGKOK – Thailand’s Head of Thailand’s National Security Council, Gen. Thawip Netniyom said Tuesday that he plans to request the extradition of Thai Nationals who have taken refuge in Laos to escape being arrested by the Thai Military for insulting the Thai monarchy. Gen. Thawip Netniyom, head of Thailand’s National Security Council, said […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

Passengers Forced to Restrain Drunk Russian Man on British Airways Flight to Bangkok

. . BANGKOK – Passengers on a British Airways flight from London to Bangkok were forced to restrain a Russian man who had drank nearly a litre of duty-free whisky and was screaming and ranting to staff and passengers. The 11-hour flight was still more than two hours from reaching Bangkok when the man’s behaviour […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Thai Appeals Court Upholds 20 Year Sentence for Thai Woman Convicted of Murdering Japanese Teacher

  . . BANGKOK – Thailand’s Appeals Court has upheld an earlier Criminal Court ruling that sentenced, Mrs Pornchanok Chaiyapa to 20 years in prison, after finding her guilty in conspiring to murder a 79-year-old Japanese language teacher in September 2014. Mrs Pornchanok Chaiyapa and her Thai husband Somchai Keawbangyang were convicted for killing Mr […]

January 30th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

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