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Legacy: Lifeguard ‘founder’ dream for water safety to become standard education closer to reality

By Tanyaluk Sakoot



A lifeguard watches over tourists at Patong Beach while wearing a black armband as a mark of respect after the death of Phuket lifeguard founder Prathaiyuth Chuayuan last Friday (Aug 16). Photo: Tanyaluk Sakoot

PHUKET: The island’s core contingent of lifeguards this week vowed to carry on the work of “founding father” Prathaiyuth Chuayaun in the hope of realising his dream of swimming and surf survival skills becoming a standard element of young children’s education.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119573-legacy-lifeguard-‘founder’-dream-for-water-safety-to-become-standard-education-closer-to-reality/


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Rescue workers trap three monitor lizards in houses and gardens in Kathu 

By The Phuket News



The trio were released back into the wild. Photo: Kusoldham Phuket Foundation, Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary

PHUKET: Rescue workers were called to a residential area by Loch Palm Golf Club in Kathu on Thursday (Aug 22) to trap and remove three Indian monitor lizards.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119574-rescue-workers-trap-three-monitor-lizards-in-houses-and-gardens-in-kathu/


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Hong Kong protests met with tear gas; China frees UK mission staffer

By Jessie Pang and Donny Kwok



Riot police clash with demonstrators during a protest in Hong Kong, China, August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach


HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police fired volleys of tear gas to break up anti-government protests in a gritty industrial suburb on Saturday after activists threw petrol bombs and bricks, as China freed a British consulate worker whose detention had fuelled tensions.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119576-hong-kong-protests-met-with-tear-gas-china-frees-uk-mission-staffer/


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Trump heaps another 5% tariff on Chinese goods in latest tit-for-tat escalation

By David Lawder and Se Young Lee



FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen at the Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai, China August 6, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song


WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday lashed back at a new round of Chinese tariffs by heaping an additional 5% duty on some $550 billion in targeted Chinese goods in the latest tit-for-tat trade war escalation by the world's two largest economies.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119578-trump-heaps-another-5-tariff-on-chinese-goods-in-latest-tit-for-tat-escalation/


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Ewan McGregor to return as Obi-Wan in new 'Star Wars' streaming TV series

By Lisa Richwine



FILE PHOTO - Actor Ewan McGregor poses at the world premiere of Disney's "Christopher Robin," in Burbank, California, U.S., July 30, 2018. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok


ANAHEIM, Calif. (Reuters) - Ewan McGregor will reprise his "Star Wars" role as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in a series for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service, the actor announced to fans of the beloved movie franchise on Friday.


Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119582-ewan-mcgregor-to-return-as-obi-wan-in-new-star-wars-streaming-tv-series/


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