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Call for turning factory waste into fertilisers

By THE NATION

 

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Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR), under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation has instructed related agencies and farmers in Kanchanaburi to produce organic fertilisers with filter cake waste from sugar factories in the province, citing Yuamanpong fertiliser factory as an example, said Sayan Tanpanich, deputy governor of TISTR’s Research and Development Group for Bio-Industries.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133650-call-for-turning-factory-waste-into-fertilisers/

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Swedish woman killed by motorbike while crossing Khao Lak highway

By The Phuket News

 

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The scene of the accident on Saturday night (Nov 9). Photo: Khao Lak Police

 

PHANG NGA: A 30-year-old Thai man is facing a charge of reckless driving causing death after his motorbike struck a Swedish woman crossing the main highway through Khao Lak, north of Phuket, on Saturday night (Nov 9).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133616-swedish-woman-killed-by-motorbike-while-crossing-khao-lak-highway/

 

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Thai restaurants R-Haan, Sorn bag two Michelin Stars

By The Nation

 

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Chef Chumpol Jangprai of R-Haan

 

Traditional Thai food restaurant R-Haan and southern food eatery Sorn have both been awarded two Michelin Stars, while Le Normandie, Mezzaluna, and Sühring held onto their two-star awards and 24 other restaurants in Thailand received one star.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133641-thai-restaurants-r-haan-sorn-bag-two-michelin-stars/

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Shooter at court dies from police shooting

By The Nation

 

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Pol Maj-General Thanin Chantharatip, who had shot a lawyer at the Court of Justice before being fired upon by police, has died from his injury, Chanthaburi governor Withurat Srinam told the press today (November 12).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133568-two-dead-in-courtroom-shooting-in-chantaburi/?do=findComment&comment=14759923

 

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GHB granting loans to homestays, home lodges

By The Nation

 

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Chatchai Sirilai , The Government Housing Bank president

 

The Government Housing Bank (GHB) is granting loans to homestay and home lodge entrepreneurs with a fixed interest rate of 4.20 per cent for the first five years.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133690-ghb-granting-loans-to-homestays-home-lodges/

 

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DSI insists Billy was never released following his arrest

 

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Department of Special Investigation (CSI) chief Pol Col Paisit Wongmuang said today (Tuesday) that Karen community rights activist Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen was never released after his arrest, as claimed by those who apprehended him, as no official evidence proving that he had been released can be found.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133691-dsi-insists-billy-was-never-released-following-his-arrest/

 

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Chulalongkorn U allows transgender students to wear female uniform

 

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It was a dream come true for Ince Jirapat, a transgender student at Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Education, when the administration finally agreed to allow transgender students to the wear female uniform.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133692-chulalongkorn-u-allows-transgender-students-to-wear-female-uniform/

 

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PPRP, Democrat hold talks with coalition parties supporting constitution amendment committee head

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Palang Pracharath and Democrat parties have confirmed that they will nominate their own members for the chairmanship of the ad-hoc committee on constitution amendment. The Democrat Party Leader passed the matter to the coalition whip to find a mutually agreeable conclusion. The two big parties have been lobbying other coalition parties to vote for their nominees.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133694-pprp-democrat-hold-talks-with-coalition-parties-supporting-constitution-amendment-committee-head/

 

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10,000 sign up for 100-baht Thailand tourism offer within minutes

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - On the 100-baht tourism campaign, where another 10,000 slots were released today, the second day of the sign up period, and were all filled within minutes. Those who have yet to seize one of these offers can try again on 11th-12th December this year.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133695-10000-sign-up-for-100-baht-thailand-tourism-offer-within-minutes/

 

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Police hope to identify body found beside bypass road

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The boy was found near a large billboard beside the northbound lanes of the bypass road this afternoon (Nov 12). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: Police are hoping to identify the body of a found this afternoon (Nov 12) near a large billboard beside the northbound lanes of the bypass road.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133697-police-hope-to-identify-body-found-beside-bypass-road/

 

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Chinese tourist rescued at Nai Harn Beach

By The Phuket News

 

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Chinese tourist Dong Xuyan is carried off Nai Harn Beach this morning (Nov 12). Photo: Rawai Municipality

 

PHUKET: A 42-year-old man from Hebei, in northern China, is in hospital on assisted breathing, but conscious and alive, after he was pulled from the water unresponsive at Nai Harn Beach this morning (Nov 12).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133698-chinese-tourist-rescued-at-nai-harn-beach/

 

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5.8 tons of krathong cleared from Saphan Hin lagoon

By The Phuket News

 

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About 5.8 tons of krathong were cleared from the lagoon at Saphan Hin this morning (Nov 12). Photo: Phuket City Municipality

 

PHUKET: The Loy Krathong festivities at Saphan Hin Park, on the outskirts of Phuket Town, saw 5.8 tons of krathong left floating in the lagoon near the main stage area, which last night served as the centre of the Loy Krathong activities at the popular park last night (Nov 11).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133699-58-tons-of-krathong-cleared-from-saphan-hin-lagoon/

 

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Robert De Niro to get lifetime award from SAG actor union

 

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FILE PHOTO: Cast member Robert De Niro arrives for the screening of "The Irishman" during the 2019 BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square in London, Britain October 13, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

 

(Reuters) - Robert De Niro, a two-time Oscar winner and considered one of the finest actors of his generation, is being recognised by his peers with an annual lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133701-robert-de-niro-to-get-lifetime-award-from-sag-actor-union/

 

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Supreme Court leans towards Trump on ending 'Dreamers' immigrant programme

By Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung

 

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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) lead a symbolic march to deliver the Dream Act, addressing young immmigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children, to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) office at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court's conservative majority signalled support on Tuesday for President Donald Trump's bid to kill a programme that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants - dubbed "Dreamers" - who entered the United States illegally as children, even as liberal justices complained that the move would destroy lives.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1133702-supreme-court-leans-towards-trump-on-ending-dreamers-immigrant-programme/

 

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