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Monday, 15 February 2016 @ 05:54 AM ICT
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Thai Government Start Mosquito Extermination Feb 14

Health and FitnessThe Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has instructed it provincial offices to ready themselves for the mosquito extermination campaign.

Permanent Secretary of Public Health Sopon Mekthon has convened a teleconference with the chiefs of provincial public health offices across the country to discuss preparations for the campaign to eliminate mosquitoes.

The MOPH has heightened its disease control measures in response to the recently confirmed case of the Zika virus. Mosquitoes are blamed for several viral diseases such as dengue fever, Zika fever and Chikungunya. Dr. Sopon has ordered all hospitals and public health offices nationwide to strengthen mosquito elimination in their workplaces and nearby communities from February 14 until April 13.
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The Ferdinand Berthoud FB1 Chronometer

TechnologyThe name of Ferdinand Berthoud has not appeared on the dial of a timepiece since the late 19th century, but it has now been revived by Chopard on a small series of ultra high-end chronometers costing €220,000 (around 8.7 million THB) apiece.

Bertoud was born in 1727 and became a highly celebrated clockmaker who, at the age of 47, was appointed horologist mechanic to King George III and the British Navy. In recognition of his, the new FB1's hand-wound movement features a beautifully engineered fusee-chain regulating system – an arrangement that offsets the diminishing force of the mainspring as it unwinds and which was once popular in marine applications for its accuracy.
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Thailand-Japan to launch cancer detection center

Health and FitnessThailand and Japan have agreed to develop an academic cooperation on cancer researches, aiming to launch the first Early Cancer Detection Center of ASEAN.

The Minister of Public Health Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn and the Japanese Minister of Health, Labour, and Welfare Yasuhisa Shiozaki, today witnessed the signing ceremony of an agreement between the National Cancer Institute and Nagoya University on the cooperation in early cancer detection service enhancements.

The Minister of Public Health revealed that the scope of cooperation included the establishment of the Endoscopy Center at the National Cancer Institute in Thailand, which will be further developed into an Early Cancer Detection Training Center. The Center will be the first of its kind in the ASEAN region.
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Stock Market Take Advantage of Knowledge

BusinessIf you take the advice of the man widely considered to be the most successful investor of the 20th century, then you’ll see that dogged, minute-by-minute attention to the stock ticker won’t guarantee you stock-market success. In fact, Warren Buffet says, ‘Lethargy bordering on sloth should remain the cornerstone of an investment style.’

For business owners with little time to spare, it takes a sensible approach to lock in stock gains. Remember that the stock ticker represents businesses – real companies with products to sell, customers to satisfy, workers who need to be paid, supplier to negotiate with, and budgets to meet. Think of stocks the way you, as a business owner, would think about your company. Invest in businesses you understand

The great fund manager Peter Lynch tells individual investors to invest only in businesses they understand. There are more than 200 listings in the stock market. You’ll need years, if not a lifetime, to know all the companies and make an intelligent assessment of each stock. Instead, focus on industries that you understand and are a part of. You day-to-day interaction with customers, competitors and suppliers provide valuable insights that will allow you to make intelligent and informed decisions about which stocks to own.
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The First Mass-Produced Nokia GSM Phone

TechnologyRemember when Nokia ruled the mobile phone world? Well one of the bricks for that empire was laid down in 1992 when the Finnish company released the Nokia 1011, the first mass-producted GSM phone.

Measuring 195 x 60 x 45mm, the Candy Bar, as it was dubbed, could hold up to 99 phone numbers, featured a pull-out antenna and a two-line screen. That's right, it didn't eve come with the game 'Snake'. But it did come with text messaging: C U L8R….
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Dive in Thailand and Explore the Diving’s Paradise

SportThailand is the place, which has gained a huge popularity in the past few years for different recreational activities. Water sports in Thailand are most popular without any second thought. Scuba diving is undoubtedly the most popular activity in the present scenario.

Thailand is the place, which has gained a huge popularity in the past few years for different recreational activities. Water sports in Thailand are most popular without any second thought. Scuba diving is undoubtedly the most popular activity in the present scenario. Going inside the sea in order to explore the depth of water is unquestionably a great way to have fun. You can find an abundance of marine life inside the sea. Wonderful turtles, beautiful fishes, astonishing looking carol reefs, sharks and there are several other such marine creatures that you can find inside the water.

There are several places, where the diving can be enjoyed. A large number of places are around Phuket, where can learn as-well-as enjoy diving. The Phuket comprises of a variety of diving course being offered by PADI. PADI stands for Professional Association of Diving Instructors. This is the worldwide organization, which teaches the tips and tricks of diving to the individuals. Basic, intermediate and advanced level course are available to PADI.
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Russian national arrested in Thailand for participating in a criminal group

General NewsRussian national Mark L. suspected of participating in a criminal group that operated in Russia in the 1990s and the 2000s was arrested in Thailand, reported in Russian news papers.

“Russian national Mark Lunev, 40, (born in 1974) who has been wanted by international police since 2010 on suspicion of participating in a Novosibirsk criminal gang also known as Trunov’s gang, was arrested by the police in Thailand on August 13 in Pattaya at Interpol’s request,” Vladimir Sosnov, Head of the Consulate Department of the Russian Embassy in Thailand, is quoted as having said.
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Heavy rain warning throughout Thailand for the next month

General NewsThe Thai Meteorological Department is asking for people to stay aware about the weather forecast in order to be prepared for the upcoming heavy rain expected in many areas of Thailand, although so far, the total this year’s rainfall is less than last year.

The deputy director of the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) said that from 16th August to the end of the month, Thailand will have an abundance of rain and the heavy rain may even causing flash floods in some areas with strong winds and waves in Andaman Sea and Thai Gulf.

People are advised to follow the weather forecast closely since Thailand will have rains continuously until the middle of October, although it will subside, starting in the winter when there is less rainfall.
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Thai military junta gains majority support

BusinessBangkok: A majority of Thais has agreed to an interim charter provision that allows the military junta to govern the country, officials said Sunday.

The interim charter which took effect Tuesday specified that the coup-making National Council for Peace and Administration (NCPO) would remain after the formation of an interim government, news agencies reported.

According to a poll conducted by Thailand’s National Institute of Development Administration, the majority or 79.94 percent of 1,256 respondents surveyed July 24-25, voiced support for the continued existence of the NCPO.
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Loan sharking and debt: A vicious cycle in Thailand

BusinessHousehold debt problems in Thailand are starting to have a serious impact on the economy, resulting in more and more people having to turn to loan sharks to make ends meet.

For this reason, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has cooperated with relevant agencies to find a way to help tackle this problem. Some debtors have even committed suicide, as they were unable to pay back their loans or frightened by loan sharks’ violent debt claims.

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has reported that the total household debt now stands at 9.79 trillion baht or 82.3 percent of the country’s GDP, which is a rather worrying statistic.
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