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The week that was in Thailand news: Thailand's pub closing hours: Calling time on the "jukebox casualties!"

 

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"Time, gentlemen please!" was the cry that went up from pub landlords. There was always some wag - often my drunken self - who would spout up: Ten thirty, guv'nor!

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119547-the-week-that-was-in-thailand-news-thailands-pub-closing-hours-calling-time-on-the-jukebox-casualties/

 

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Mukdahan hit by mountain runoff, 10,000 rai of farmland under water

By The Nation

 

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Runoff from a mountain inundated a main road and some 10,000 rai of farmland in Mukdahan’s Dong Luang district Saturday morning, the district chief said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119602-mukdahan-hit-by-mountain-runoff-10000-rai-of-farmland-under-water/

 

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Thais in HK warned to stay away from sites of protests

By The Nation

 

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The Thai Consular Office in Hong Kong has issued a warning to Thai residents and visitors to Hong Kong against entering or in the vincinty of planned protests in the terrority on Saturday and Sunday (August 14-25).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119603-thais-in-hk-warned-to-stay-away-from-sites-of-protests/

 

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Ex-police chief Patcharawat injured as van flips into ditch

By The Nation

 

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Police General Patcharawat Wongsuwan, former National Police chief and brother of Deputy PM General Prawit Wongsuwan, was injured along with five others when their van crashed against the fence of a Bangkok-Chon Buri motorway, police said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119604-ex-police-chief-patcharawat-injured-as-van-flips-into-ditch/

 

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Standards upgrade coming for farm exports

By THE NATION

 

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The Cooperatives Promotion Department will next year impose two protocols for food standards on livestock and crop farmers to prepare them for production upgrades demanded by key importers including China.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119606-standards-upgrade-coming-for-farm-exports/

 

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Chinese Thai subsidiary moves into WHA estate

By The Nation

 

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WHA Industrial Development Plc, a subsidiary of WHA Group, announced on Friday it had signed a double agreement with Golden Egret Cement Carbide (Thailand) Co Ltd, a subsidiary of China-based and state-owned Xiamen Golden Egret Special Alloy Co Ltd (GESAC).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119607-chinese-thai-subsidiary-moves-into-wha-estate/

 

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AXA launches premium car insurance service

By THE NATION

 

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AXA Insurance, a major general insurance provider in Thailand, has launched the ‘AXA Preferred Garage’ programme featuring a collection of high-quality garages to better serve its car insurance customers.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119608-axa-launches-premium-car-insurance-service/

 

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Chevy touts ‘built-in quality’ on eve of Captiva SUV debut

By The Nation

 

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Production of the new Chevrolet Captiva SUV will commence this month using GM’s globally implemented Built-In-Quality (BIQ) principle and processes at every stage of manufacturing to help assure durability and reliability, General Motors said in a press release on Friday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119609-chevy-touts-‘built-in-quality’-on-eve-of-captiva-suv-debut/

 

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‘Won’t be easy’, but DITP believes exports will rise

By The Nation

 

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The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) is expecting exports to improve in the third and fourth quarters of the year, on target to meet the government’s 3 per cent growth goal, but it’s also prepared to adjust its trade-show strategies.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119611-‘won’t-be-easy’-but-ditp-believes-exports-will-rise/

 

 

 

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Dechapol and Sapsiree eye on mission impossible

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam
The Nation

 

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Mixed double specialists Sapsiree Taerattanachai and Dechapol Puavaranukroh are poised to become the first Thai pair to win the BWF World Championships as they take on long-standing rivals Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiong of China in today’s final showdown.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119612-dechapol-and-sapsiree-eye-on-mission-impossible/

 

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BoI mulls new packages for foreign investors hit by trade war

By The Nation

 

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Amid the ongoing US-China trade war, the race to attract foreign investors among Asean countries is heating up, said Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak after visiting the Board of Investment's (BoI) head office on Thursday (August 22).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119613-boi-mulls-new-packages-for-foreign-investors-hit-by-trade-war/

 

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Florida man guilty of manslaughter in test of 'stand your ground' law - reports

 

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FILE PHOTO: Michael Drejka of Clearwater, Florida, U.S. is pictured in this undated handout booking photo obtained by Reuters on August 13, 2018. Pinellas County Sheriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY/File Photo

 

(Reuters) - A Florida man has been convicted of manslaughter for a fatal shooting during an argument about a parking spot, local media reported on Saturday, in a case that made headlines when police initially declined to arrest the suspect due to the state's "stand your ground" self-defense law.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119614-florida-man-guilty-of-manslaughter-in-test-of-stand-your-ground-law-reports/

 

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Britain's Prince Andrew denies seeing any sex crimes during time with Epstein

By Andrew MacAskill

 

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York visits the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital to open the new Stanmore Building, in London, Britain March 21, 2019. David Mirzoeff/ Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Prince Andrew said on Saturday he never saw or suspected any sex crimes during the time he spent with U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119616-britains-prince-andrew-denies-seeing-any-sex-crimes-during-time-with-epstein/

 

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Six spectators hurt after lightning strike at Tour Championship

 

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Aug 24, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Fans are assisted by medical personnel after a lightning strike during the third round of the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

 

(Reuters) - Six spectators were injured when lightning struck a tree during the third round at the Tour Championship in Atlanta on Saturday, the PGA Tour said in a statement.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1119617-six-spectators-hurt-after-lightning-strike-at-tour-championship/

 

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