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  2. Cannabinoid extract ‘works for cancer’ By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM THE NATION A Thai medical researcher at the Rangsit University displays marijuana extract in a laboratory of the Medicinal Cannabis Research Centre, inside the Rangsit University (RSU) in Bangkok yesterday. // EPA-EFE PHOTO Rangsit University researchers ready to test potential lung-cancer treatment with clinical trials on Humans. A RANGSIT University research team has revealed that its studies had shown a cannabinoid extract could help treat lung cancer. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096700-cannabinoid-extract-‘works-for-cancer’/
  3. Not in ovens just in planes to a better place or so they keep telling us. And never forget it wasnt about the money because they all have it. It was about the smiles or having to pay double in a national park or some other nonsense
  4. Cannabinoid extract ‘works for cancer’ By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM THE NATION A Thai medical researcher at the Rangsit University displays marijuana extract in a laboratory of the Medicinal Cannabis Research Centre, inside the Rangsit University (RSU) in Bangkok yesterday. // EPA-EFE PHOTO Rangsit University researchers ready to test potential lung-cancer treatment with clinical trials on Humans. A RANGSIT University research team has revealed that its studies had shown a cannabinoid extract could help treat lung cancer. Asst Professor Surang Leelawat, director of the newly founded Medical Cannabis Research Institute of the College of Pharmacy at Rangsit University, revealed the breakthrough at a press conference at the opening ceremony of the institute yesterday. Surang said her team of researchers had found that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabinol (CBN), which are extracted from cannabis, can stop the growth of lung cancer cells in mice and thus offer the promise of becoming new anti-lung-cancer agents in humans. Surang said this was another step forward in finding an effective treatment that could save many lives, as lung cancer is one of the deadliest cancers and there was no effective way yet to treat this fatal disease. “Our clinical trials in the laboratory and on animals of the lung-cancer treatment proficiency of three major cannabinoid compounds – THC, CBD [Cannibidiol], and CBN – showed that THC and CBN can effectively deter cancer growth, confirming the potential of using cannabis to treat lung cancer in humans,” she said. “Even though it is too early to claim that cannabis can cure cancer, this promising research result will be developed further through a phase of clinical trials in humans. We hope that we will find an effective treatment for lung cancer in the near future.” A Thai medical researcher at the Rangsit University displays marijuana extract for use in marijuana-based medicines at a laboratory of the Medicinal Cannabis Research Centre, inside the Rangsit University (RSU) in Bangkok, Thailand, 23 April 2019. // EPA-EFE PHOTO Rangsit University rector Arthit Ourairat praised the major breakthrough as another proof of the usefulness of cannabis for medical treatment, underlining the university’s pursuit of further medical cannabis research and development efforts by setting up a new institute. Arthit said the university had already contacted some major hospitals to work together for human trials in the development of cannabinoid medicine for treating lung cancer. “As Rangsit University has opened the Medical Cannabis Research Institute to be a focal institution to develop medicines and new medical treatment techniques from cannabis, we are not only focusing on developing conventional cannabinoid medicines, but also improving the use of medical cannabis in Thai traditional medicine and developing other medical products from cannabis as well,” he said. He revealed that Rangsit University had already obtained official permission to grow cannabis and to conduct research on medical cannabis. The university has invested more than Bt40 million on procuring high-tech medical research equipment for the laboratory at the new research institute, and has built its own small closed-system cannabis farm to provide raw material for the medical cannabis research. “We are the pioneering academic institute on medical cannabis research and development in Thailand. We started the first research effort on the medical properties of cannabis three years ago, so we have great potential to lead the mission to manufacture Thailand’s own efficient and safe cannabinoid medical products,” he said. “With the opening of the new medical cannabis research institute, we can enhance our research efforts by pooling the expertise of all related colleges and faculties in our university and can greatly improve our progress to find better healthcare for all Thai citizens from medical cannabis.” Famira Madaka, a Medical Cannabis Research Institute researcher, revealed that right now the institute has already created a technique to extract pure cannabinoid compounds – THC, CBD, and CBN – from cannabis, which will be used to develop new medicines. The institute also has already successfully developed four medical cannabis products – cannabis wafer tablets, traditional Thai Phrasa-Kancha recipe, cannabis oil and CBN oramucosal spray – which will be ready for commercial sale soon. Meanwhile, Government Pharmaceutical Organisation (GPO) chairman Dr Sopon Mekthon disclosed that the cannabis plants in the GPO’s medical cannabis research and development farm will be ready for harvest soon, allowing the agency to start the process to extract cannabis oil within this July. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30368232 -- © Copyright The Nation 2019-04-24
  5. now I can’t use my Norwegian cars... What are the makes and models of your Norwegian cars?
  6. kept alive well it is in a critical condition,maybe the £350 million a week will keep it alive
  7. Could anything so simple...be made more complicated?...
  8. Royal plaques, Seal of State ready for King’s coronation By The Nation Officials work on the inscription of two royal golden plaques and the engraving of the Royal Seal of State at the Emerald Buddha Temple yesterday. A HISTORIC royal ceremony took place at the Emerald Buddha Temple yesterday for the inscription of two royal golden plaques and the engraving of the Royal Seal of State. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1075563-thai-king-to-be-crowned-in-coronation-ceremonies-may-4-6-palace/?do=findComment&comment=14072687
  9. Royal plaques, Seal of State ready for King’s coronation By The Nation Officials work on the inscription of two royal golden plaques and the engraving of the Royal Seal of State at the Emerald Buddha Temple yesterday. A HISTORIC royal ceremony took place at the Emerald Buddha Temple yesterday for the inscription of two royal golden plaques and the engraving of the Royal Seal of State. One of the plaques carries the name of HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn, while the other carries his birth horoscope. These plaques together with the Royal Seal of State will be used at the King’s coronation next month. The current monarch, known as King Rama X, is the only son of HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and HM Queen Sirikit. King Rama X ascended the throne after the passing of his father in October 2016. Preparations are currently under way for the grand coronation of the King. The monarch assigned Admiral Mom Chao Pusarn Sawasdiwat to represent him at the royal ceremony for the |inscription of two royal golden plaques and the engraving of the Royal Seal of State yesterday. Pusarn arrived at the Emerald Buddha Temple at 9.30am. Upon arrival, he paid his respects to the Emerald Buddha. Royal astrologer Chatchai Pin-ngern, who was chosen for the inscription of the King’s birth horoscope, royal craftsman Suntorn Wilai, who was chosen to engrave the Seal of State, and a chosen letter official, also paid their respects to the sacred statue. They then sat at tables prepared for their job. During the work of inscription and engraving, monks chanted prayers, royal astrologers sounded gongs, Brahmin priests blew conch shells and musicians played various instruments on the auspicious occasion. After the inscription and engraving were completed, the chief of Brahmin priests anointed the royal golden plaques and the Seal of State. The last time Thailand had organised such a ceremony was on April 21, 1950. Back then, the ceremony was held for the current monarch’s father, who reigned for seven decades until his passing in 2016. Next Friday, the two royal golden plaques and the Royal Seal of State that were prepared at yesterday’s ritual will be moved from the Emerald Buddha Temple to the Baisal Daksin Throne Hall. On May 4, the three-day Royal Coronation ceremony will start. The ritual on May 4 is considered the most important when the royal golden plaques and the Royal Seal of State will be presented to the King along with the Royal Regalia, the ancient and auspicious orders and the weapons of sovereignty. After the crowning and investiture ceremony, the King will present the First Royal Command. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30368238 -- © Copyright The Nation 2019-04-24
  10. Maybe this will be a visa run town. Like Ranong and Kawthuang they can make it so the visa runner is not permitted to go beyond the town without a proper Myanmar visa. Could make life easier for the Hua Hin dwellers (app. 100km).
  11. Sri Lankan intelligence has quite a bit of answering to do. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts-warning-exclusive/exclusive-sri-lanka-warned-of-threat-hours-before-suicide-attacks-sources-idUSKCN1RZ1EC
  12. PHUKET XTRA - April 23 Abuse in cat cafe? Not quite |:| Vogue applauds Khao Sok! |:| Mother pimps out 5-year-old daughter |:| Phuket manhunt over |:| Gov’t to begin extracting marijuana oil Hosted by: JP Mestanza || #Phuket -- © Copyright Phuket News 2019-04-24
  13. Rubbish! The Brexit dream will be kept alive with the Brexit party song. https://youtu.be/gXNhL4J_S00
  14. Cleanse? Of people? That's extremely dark. Sent from my Lenovo A7020a48 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  15. to continue: Thailand Live Wednesday 24 Apr 2019 https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096698-thailand-live-wednesday-24-apr-2019/
  16. the best face in politics and this the ballache you get . One can only hope the hatred of the ec and junta is growing stronger due to these silly stunts .
  17. A Non B visa with work permit has always struck me as carrying significant uncertainty, with your continued permission to live in Thailand reliant on your employer. Those with the option have always seemed to me better with an extension of stay based on marriage plus work permit. In the past, although technically only year-to-year, I have also regarded an extension of stay based on retirement to be fairly safe. However, in the same way that attitudes to long term tourists began to gradually change about 15 years ago, I now see scepticism in some quarters about the value of elderly retirees. I can imagine life becoming harder for retirees also over the next few years.
  18. UPDATE: Thai election commission moves to disqualify anti-junta politician By Panarat Thepgumpanat and Panu Wongcha-um FILE PHOTO: Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the Future Forward Party attends a news conference to form a "democratic front" in Bangkok, Thailand, March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/File Photo BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Election Commission on Tuesday accused a prominent anti-junta politician of breaching the election law, moving to disqualify him from parliament almost a month after the disputed March 24 election. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096662-ec-to-file-charge-against-thanathorn-over-alleged-violation-of-media-shareholding-rules/?do=findComment&comment=14072674
  19. Full size pitch dimensions Goals 120m x 90m (maximum) - 90m x 45m (minimum) 7.32m from inside post to inside post 2.44m from the ground to the lower edge of the crossbar. sportscotland recommended: 100m x 60m Safety margin: 3m all round football ground measurement International matches 110m x 75m (maximum) - 100m x 64m (minimum) UEFA competitions football ground m 105m x 68m Required run offs: 7.5m at each end, 6m at sides The length in all cases shall exceed the breadth. Line markings Width of lines: 120mm maximum, 100mm typically External dimensions include width of lines.
  20. UPDATE: EC blow for Thanathorn over media shareholding By The Nation File photo: Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit Future Forward leader cuts short Europe tour over ‘unexpected incident’ THE Election Commission (EC) yesterday unanimously resolved to press a charge against Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit over alleged violation of media shareholding rules. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096662-ec-to-file-charge-against-thanathorn-over-alleged-violation-of-media-shareholding-rules/?do=findComment&comment=14072673
  21. Thai election commission moves to disqualify anti-junta politician By Panarat Thepgumpanat and Panu Wongcha-um FILE PHOTO: Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the Future Forward Party attends a news conference to form a "democratic front" in Bangkok, Thailand, March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/File Photo BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Election Commission on Tuesday accused a prominent anti-junta politician of breaching the election law, moving to disqualify him from parliament almost a month after the disputed March 24 election. Rising political star Thanathorn Jungroongruangkit, 40, is accused of holding shares in a media company after registering his candidacy, which would violate the election law. The outcome of the first national election since a 2014 military coup is still unclear. Final results due on May 9 will indicate whether a pro-army party has enough seats to allow junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha to remain in power. Thanathorn's progressive, youth-oriented Future Forward Party came third in the election in a surprisingly strong showing. His party has joined an opposition "democratic front" with a party loyal to Thaksin Shinawatra, ousted as prime minister by the military, to try to block Prayuth, who led a 2014 coup against a pro-Thaksin government. The Pheu Thai Party loyal to Thaksin won the most seats in parliament but not a majority. The pro-army Palang Pracharat party came second. Thanathorn, the heir to an auto parts fortune, has brought a new element to Thai politics that have for 15 years been divided between the royalist-military establishment and the populist "red shirts" linked to Thaksin. "The evidence has shown that Thanathorn is the owner or a shareholder of V-Luck Media company," Sawang Boonmee, deputy secretary-general of the Election Commission, told reporters. "This disqualifies him from having the right to become a candidate for member of parliament based on the constitution and the election law." Thanathorn has previously denied breaching electoral law, saying he sold his shares in the media company on Jan. 8, prior to registering as a candidate. He has seven days to submit evidence to the Election Commission to refute the allegation. If found guilty, Thanathorn would be banned from running for election for one year. He could also face criminal charges for contesting the election knowing he was ineligible, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a ban from politics for 20 years. Thanathorn, who was travelling back to Thailand from the Netherlands, posted on Facebook: "I was just told from Thailand to quickly return to prepare for an unexpected situation. See you in Thailand." Thanathorn faces two other criminal charges, one of sedition for allegedly aiding anti-junta protesters in 2015, and another for cybercrime for a speech he made on Facebook criticizing the junta last year. In a separate legal proceeding, the Thai Supreme Court on Tuesday sentenced former premier Thaksin in absentia to three years in prison for conflict of interest by ordering a state-owned bank to lend money to Myanmar so it could buy products from Thaksin's own business while he was in office. Thaksin, who was overthrown by the military in 2006 and lives in self-imposed exile, has already been sentenced to two years in prison in a separate 2008 corruption conviction. He said the corruption cases were politically motivated. -- © Copyright Reuters 2019-04-24
  22. EC blow for Thanathorn over media shareholding By The Nation File photo: Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit Future Forward leader cuts short Europe tour over ‘unexpected incident’ THE Election Commission (EC) yesterday unanimously resolved to press a charge against Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit over alleged violation of media shareholding rules. Citing investigations by two EC panels, Sawang Boonmee, the EC deputy secretary-general, told a press conference that Thanathorn had allegedly violated the law by owning or holding 675,000 shares in V-Luck Media Company while registering as a candidate for the general election. “Thanathorn’s share certificate number is from 1350001 to 2025000,” said Sawang, referring to the findings of two panels the EC had set up to investigate the case. Thanathorn was accused of contravening Article 98 (3) of the Constitution and Article 42 (3) of election law, which states that a shareholder in a media company is barred from contesting an election for member of parliament, according to the EC. The action is punishable by disqualification. The case was filed by Srisuwan Janya, secretary-general of the Association for Protection of the Thai Constitution, on March 25. An EC source said the agency had yet to suspend Thanathorn’s right to contest in elections for one year or give him an “orange” card, as it was just an initial charge. Thanathorn will have seven days to give testimony or submit documents in his defence to the EC, Sawang said, adding his lawyers would also be allowed to witness the trial. After the testimony, the EC will finalise the case as soon as possible in order to finish it before May 9 when it will announce the election results. However, Sawang said he could not tell at the moment which Article of the laws Thanathorn had violated. Thanathorn, whose party is tipped to win around 80 MP seats in last month’s election, was on the way back from his tour to Europe. He posted on his Facebook page yesterday that he had been notified to quickly return to Thailand to face an “unexpected” incident. Future Forward secretary-general, Piyabutr Saengkanokkul yesterday questioned the EC’s decision, saying the poll agency needs to wait until Thanathorn is endorsed as an MP before it can question his qualification. The news that Thanathorn still allegedly owned the shares while he was an MP candidate was first reported by Isra news agency before the election was held. The news agency reported that Thanathorn and his wife Raweepan owned a total of 900,000 shares, worth about Bt9 million, in V-Luck Media Company. But all of their shares in the media firm were reportedly transferred to Thanathorn’s mother on March 21, or three days before the election. Thanathorn’s lawyer had earlier said that his client had fully complied with the law, as he had transferred all his shares in the media firm on January 8 or one month before registration for election. Later it was found that on the day of the reported transfer, Thanathorn was in fact campaigning in Buri Ram. His legal team later said Thanathorn had rushed to Bangkok in the afternoon to sign the transfer document. However, Srisuwan challenged that claim. The activist yesterday filed additional documents with the EC in the case. Srisuwan said the explanation offered by Piyabutr, was not reasonable and he seemed to produce false documents to defend against the allegation. The activist said it was impossible for Thanathorn to be able to return to Bangkok from Buri Ram in such a short time as claimed by Piyabutr. Meanwhile, Raksagecha Chaechai, secretary-general of the Office of Ombudsman, said the EC had until tomorrow to submit an explanation to the office regarding a petition seeking an annulment of the March 24 election. The office last week resolved to accept the petition filed by the now-defunct Thai Raksa Chart Party’s former MP candidate, Reungkrai Leekijwatana, who asked the office to submit its opinion to the Administrative Court or the Constitutional Court regarding whether last month’s election should be annulled. The petitioner cited confusion and dubious matters occurring after the election for which the EC had failed to find solutions. Raksagecha said if the EC submitted the explanation in time, the office would be able to make a final decision before the May 9 deadline for the EC to announce the election results. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30368236 -- © Copyright The Nation 2019-04-24
  23. and this <deleted> reciprocities....wt actual <deleted>..
  24. That's nonsense. There are 69,000,000 people living in Thailand. 69,000,000 * 0.0036 / 100 = 2484 expats. I think there are more than 2500 expats living here ..... Maybe you actually meant 0.36% for a total of 250,000 expats?
  25. Sorry mate, but this post sounds like it is emanating from a woman....
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