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  2. Huawei is just a pawn here. Of course they are lying, they're lying about everything.
  3. FIFA bans former South Sudan FA chief Alei for 10 years The logo of FIFA is seen in front of its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (Reuters) - Former South Sudan FA president Chabur Goc Alei has been banned from all soccer-related activities for 10 years at national and international level for misappropriation of funds and bribery, world governing body FIFA said on Friday. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1102656-fifa-bans-former-south-sudan-fa-chief-alei-for-10-years/
  4. FIFA bans former South Sudan FA chief Alei for 10 years The logo of FIFA is seen in front of its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (Reuters) - Former South Sudan FA president Chabur Goc Alei has been banned from all soccer-related activities for 10 years at national and international level for misappropriation of funds and bribery, world governing body FIFA said on Friday. Along with the ban, which comes into immediate effect, former FIFA standing committee member Alei was also fined 500,000 Swiss francs ($499,000). "The adjudicatory chamber of the independent ethics committee has found Mr Chabour Goc Alei... guilty of having misappropriated FIFA funds, as well as having offered gifts or benefits, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics," FIFA said in a statement. "The investigation... was related to misappropriation of FIFA Financial Assistance Programme and FIFA Goal Programme funds received by SSFA during the 2014 and 2015 period, and to payments made to football officials and other individuals." FIFA said Alei had breached article 28 of FIFA's Code of Ethics which relates to misappropriation of funds and article 20 which relates to offering and accepting gifts or other benefits. -- © Copyright Reuters 2019-05-25 Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking Thailand news and visa info
  5. I have a true sim registered a couple of years ago. Last year I was using a code for unlimited internet at 1MBPS for 30 days, cost was 300 baht a Month. Although it was not the fastest I could still Skype and watch a youtube video. I do not need super fast, just emails and messenger. Does this still exist or is there something similar?
  6. In terms of the naive, I would add a bit disorganized. My example is that he has lots of personal resources available to him and should have had someone / a small team, possibly including a knowledgeable personal lawyer (the cost is not a problem) watching all of his personal affairs to spot any possible roadblocks and get them removed / sidelined etc. Regardless of this I hope he makes a big impact, I hope he makes life very difficult for the government by continuous focused challenge (if he's the opposition) and makes the electorate much more aware of how things can be / should be very different, and why.
  7. TIT. People will complain just to complain! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Another brain fart? More questions than answers. Why charge some for insurance and charge all tourists for insurance? Does this mean expats are not covered?
  9. Thanks. Yep, that is the plan. Just wing it and see how we go. I will let you know how we got on
  10. Ex-U.S. Marine held by Russia on spying charge complains of threats By Tom Balmforth and Maxim Rodionov FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. marine Paul Whelan who is being held on suspicion of spying, is escorted out of a courtroom after a ruling regarding extension of his detention, in Moscow, Russia, February 22, 2019. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/File Photo MOSCOW (Reuters) - A former U.S. Marine held in Moscow on suspicion of spying said on Friday he had been threatened by a Russian investigator and harassed in custody, accusations that added to strains in U.S.-Russian relations. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1102655-ex-us-marine-held-by-russia-on-spying-charge-complains-of-threats/
  11. Ex-U.S. Marine held by Russia on spying charge complains of threats By Tom Balmforth and Maxim Rodionov FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. marine Paul Whelan who is being held on suspicion of spying, is escorted out of a courtroom after a ruling regarding extension of his detention, in Moscow, Russia, February 22, 2019. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/File Photo MOSCOW (Reuters) - A former U.S. Marine held in Moscow on suspicion of spying said on Friday he had been threatened by a Russian investigator and harassed in custody, accusations that added to strains in U.S.-Russian relations. Paul Whelan, who holds U.S., British, Canadian and Irish passports, was detained in a Moscow hotel room on Dec. 28 and accused of espionage, a charge he denies. If found guilty, he faces up to 20 years in jail. Whelan, whose detention was extended until the end of August at a hearing on Friday in Moscow, told reporters he believed the case against him was politically motivated revenge for U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia. "I have been threatened. My personal safety has been threatened," he said from inside a cage in the courtroom. "There are abuses and harassment that I am constantly subjected to." Whelan said he not been allowed to shower in two weeks nor granted medical and dental treatment. He said he had not received books or correspondence in two months. "This is typical prisoner-of-war chapter one isolation technique," he said. "They are trying to run me down so that I talk to them." Outside the courtroom, U.S. diplomat Michael Yoder told reporters that Whelan's comments were "of grave concern to us." "I guarantee you we will protest this fact with the Russian government and we will request the opportunity to speak frankly with him about these threats," he said. Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) detained Whelan after an acquaintance handed him a flash drive containing classified information. Whelan's lawyer says his client thinks he was set up by the acquaintance and the FSB. Whelan thought the flash drive contained holiday photos, the lawyer has said. Whelan's brother, David Whelan, said his sibling had been falsely accused, wrongfully detained, and will "continue to be mistreated unless one of the governments of the nations of which he is a citizen intervene on his behalf." "Paul's defence team has been clear in their communications to us that Paul is being held, and coerced, in order to gain a confession," David Whelan told Reuters in an email. During Friday's hearing, Whelan asked the court to have FSB investigator Alexei Khizhnyak taken off the case and accused him of "insulting my dignity and threatening my life," the Interfax news agency reported. The judge told Whelan he only had the right under Russian law to request the replacement of court or prosecuting officials, but not an investigator. "I understand that but what am I supposed to do if my rights are being violated?" Whelan was quoted as saying. A State Department spokeswoman said it had no higher priority than the welfare and safety of U.S. citizens abroad. "We will continue to monitor Mr. Whelan's case closely and to press for fair and humane treatment, due process, and access to appropriate medical care," the spokeswoman said. "We take allegations of mistreatment seriously, and will continue to raise Mr. Whelan's case at every opportunity." -- © Copyright Reuters 2019-05-25 Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking Thailand news and visa info
  12. Seeing your comment suggests that reading is not 1 of your strong points. Read my post again, and this time stop and think, before making a ridiculous comment. Me just out of a month long coma, on life support, totally unaware of anything happening around me !!!
  13. Doesn't accident insurance make more sense based on the rampant number of motorbike incidents? Thai logic lacks common sense?
  14. China accuses U.S. officials of misleading public on trade war By Michael Martina and Ben Blanchard Farmer Dave Walton holds soybeans in Wilton, Iowa, U.S. May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Kia Johnson BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Friday accused U.S. officials of lying to the public about their trade war, as rising tensions between the world's two largest economies kept financial markets in a state of unease. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1102654-china-accuses-us-officials-of-misleading-public-on-trade-war/
  15. China accuses U.S. officials of misleading public on trade war By Michael Martina and Ben Blanchard Farmer Dave Walton holds soybeans in Wilton, Iowa, U.S. May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Kia Johnson BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Friday accused U.S. officials of lying to the public about their trade war, as rising tensions between the world's two largest economies kept financial markets in a state of unease. Talks to end the trade dispute collapsed earlier this month, with the two sides in a stalemate over U.S. demands that China change its policies to address a number of key U.S. grievances, including theft of intellectual property and subsidies for state enterprises. Washington has slapped higher tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, prompting Beijing to retaliate, and effectively banned U.S. firms from doing business with Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's largest telecom network gear maker. "Domestically in the United States there are more and more doubts about the trade war the U.S. side has provoked with China, the market turmoil caused by the technology war and blocked industrial cooperation," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said. U.S. officials "fabricate lies to try to mislead the American people, and now they are trying to incite ideological opposition," he said, when asked about U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent criticism of Huawei. In an interview with CNBC on Thursday, Pompeo said Huawei was connected to the Chinese government, dismissing Huawei chief executive Ren Zhengfei's assertions that his company would never share user secrets. "The company is deeply tied not only to China but to the Chinese Communist Party. And that connectivity, the existence of those connections puts American information that crosses those networks at risk," Pompeo said. Huawei has repeatedly denied it is controlled by the Chinese government, military or intelligence services. Pompeo said he believed more American companies would cut ties with the tech giant, while the United States has been rallying its allies to persuade them not to use Huawei for their 5G networks. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that U.S. complaints against Huawei might be resolved within the framework of a U.S.-China trade deal, while at the same time calling the Chinese company "very dangerous." Lu said he did not know what Trump was talking about. "Frankly, I'm actually not sure what the specific meaning of the U.S. leader, the U.S. side, saying this is," he said. World equity markets rebounded on Friday from heavy selling in the previous day's session. The U.S. dollar was trading lower against a basket of currencies and prices of safe-haven U.S. government debt fell. NO TALKS SCHEDULED With no further talks between Washington and Beijing scheduled, investors are nervously eyeing the prospect of an escalation in the tit-for-tat tariffs the two countries have slapped on each other's products. The seeds of the current impasse were sowed when Chinese officials sought major changes to the draft text of a deal that the Trump administration says had been largely agreed. Trump, who has embraced protectionism as part of an "America First" agenda, has threatened to slap tariffs of up to 25% on an additional list of Chinese imports worth about $300 billion. Meanwhile, China's move to impose higher tariffs on a revised $60 billion list of U.S. goods is set to go into effect on June 1. Financial markets fear the trade war could badly damage global supply lines and prompt a further slowdown of the world economy. Economists say the tariffs will curb growth in the United States and China, two of the more solid economies. China can maintain healthy, sustainable economic growth even as it suffers some impact from the trade friction, a senior official from China's state planner told state television on Friday. "China's healthy, steady and sustainable growth can be maintained in the medium- and long-term," said Ning Jizhe, vice chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission. The Trump administration says it is monitoring any possible impact of tariffs on U.S. consumers. It also announced this week a new aid package of about $15 billion to help U.S. farmers, exceeding the up to $12 billion that was rolled out last year. American farmers, a key Trump constituency, have been among the hardest hit in the trade war. Soybeans are the most valuable U.S. farm export, and shipments to China dropped to a 16-year low in 2018. -- © Copyright Reuters 2019-05-25 Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking Thailand news and visa info
  16. The entrance to Walking St is hardly on Jomtiem Beach. The sewage pumping station is located at the North entrance, and yes there used to be sewage there, also at the far North end near the Dusit/ North Rd.
  17. Well one orchidectomy done pretty swiftly on arrival at hospital. From pic whole area will know his medical accident, no confidentiality here
  18. Perhaps I am missing something but standing, or sitting on a balcony is hardly unusual. Had she been standing and sitting on the guard rail, yes another matter.
  19. lol. I am a retiree. As such am unemployed. But I still manage to get out and about a bit ! And in fact the airlines I prefer do not operate the Max and to date have cancelled orders for them. Yeah, but you don't have a boss telling you to be at a meeting in a distant city next Tuesday morning and in another city that evening.
  20. Yer, there did used to be. But then i think it got rolled into your ticket - so you still pay it, just dont need to go hunting around for money when you think you successfully cleared out your last satang.... departure tax. So i guess this is just - well everyone forgot that so we will start again ! if they do it the old way it just causes delays and extra bureaucracy. you are not allowed to stay, but you are not allowed to leave.
  21. Meaty, beaty, big and bouncy as we used to say.
  22. Not at all. More like the shaking of the head in sadness at how hopelessly some people have been misled.
  23. ACLU, Planned Parenthood sue over Alabama abortion ban By Gabriella Borter Missouri Governor Mike Parson signs Bill 126 into law banning abortion beginning in the eighth week of pregnancy, alongside state House and Senate members and pro-life coalition leaders at his office in Jefferson City, Missouri, U.S., May 24, 2019. Office of Governor Michael L. Parson/Handout via REUTERS (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a law enacted by Alabama last week that bans nearly all abortions and makes performing the procedure a felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1102653-aclu-planned-parenthood-sue-over-alabama-abortion-ban/
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