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Monkeys not ‘coconut-picking machines’, insists trade dept chief

By THE NATION

 

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Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit

 

The Commerce Ministry has instructed its commercial counsellor at the Thai Trade Office in London to explain to foreign customers and retailers that getting coconuts picked by monkeys is not an exercise in cruelty, Somdet Susomboon, director general of the Department of International Trade Promotion, said on Sunday (July 5).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171555-thailand says-monkey-labour-almost-non-existent-after-uk-shop-ban/?do=findComment&comment=15589990

 

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Thai central bank says has not closed door to further easing

 

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FILE PHOTO: Thailand's central bank is seen at the Bank of Thailand in Bangkok, Thailand April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's central bank has not shut the door to further monetary policy easing, a deputy governor said, after cutting the key rate three times this year to a record low of 0.5% to support an economy badly hit by the coronavirus outbreak.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171557-thai-central-bank-says-has-not-closed-door-to-further-easing/

 

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Finance rolls out tax measures to help businesses to keep their employees

 

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Thailand’s Finance Ministry has introduced tax measures to help cushion the serious economic impacts of COVID-19 on businesses and employment.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171559-finance-rolls-out-tax-measures-to-help-businesses-to-keep-their-employees/

 

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Phoenix, stranded and forgotten two years later

By The Phuket News

 

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Preecha Jaiart, owner of the recovered wreck of the Phoenix, at Rattanachai Shipyard on the east side of Phuket Town, where the wreck remains today. Photo: Preecha Jaiart

 

PHUKET: Two years after the Phoenix tour boat overturned and sank in storm conditions south of Phuket, killing 47 Chinese tourists in Thailand’s worst maritime disaster in modern times, the recovered wreck remains at Rattanachai Shipyard on the east side of Phuket Town, alone and forgotten.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171561-phoenix-stranded-and-forgotten-two-years-later/

 

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Thailand Still Tepid on Tourists as Virus Fears Linger 

By Zsombor Peter

 

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FILE - A man collects his umbrellas on an almost empty beach that's usually crowed with tourists, amid the global coronavirus disease outbreak, in Pattaya, Thailand, March 27, 2020.

 

Economists and industry insiders predict a slow rebound for Thailand's all-important tourism sector as one of the world's top travel spots slowly opens its borders after more than three months of virus-induced lockdown.   

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171564-thailand-still-tepid-on-tourists-as-virus-fears-linger/

 

 

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PM urges strict international traveler screening

 

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BANGKOK(NNT)-The Prime Minister has expressed his concerns about the future resumption of international travel under the Travel Bubble scheme, stressing Thailand must implement a vigorous arrivals screening.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171565-pm-prayut-urges-strict-international-traveler-screening/

 

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Country star Charlie Daniels, singer of 'Devil Went Down to Georgia,' dies at 83

 

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FILE PHOTO: The Charlie Daniels Band performs "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" with Brad Paisley (not pictured) at the 50th Annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S., November 2, 2016. REUTERS/Harrison McClary
 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country music band leader Charlie Daniels, singer and fiddler player on the Grammy-winning hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," died on Monday at age 83 at a hospital in Tennessee, his publicist said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171566-country-star charlie daniels-singer-of-devil-went-down-to-georgia-dies-at-83/

 

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Werder Bremen retain Bundesliga status by narrowest margin

 

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Soccer Football - Bundesliga Relegation Play-off Second Leg - 1. FC Heidenheim v Werder Bremen - Voith-Arena, Heidenheim, Germany - July 6, 2020 Werder Bremen's Theodor Gebre Selassie while Heidenheim players look on, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/Pool

 

HEIDENHEIM, Germany (Reuters) - Werder Bremen narrowly edged hosts Heidenheim on the away goals rule in their Bundesliga promotion-relegation playoff on Monday to preserve their top-flight status.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171567-werder-bremen-retain-bundesliga-status-by-narrowest-margin/

 

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Keane own goal gives Spurs win over Everton

By Martyn Herman

 

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Soccer Football - Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur v Everton - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain - July 6, 2020 Everton's Lucas Digne and Andre Gomes in action with Tottenham Hotspur's Erik Lamela, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Catherine Ivill/Pool via REUTERS

 

LONDON (Reuters) - An own goal by Michael Keane proved the difference as Tottenham Hotspur beat visitors Everton 1-0 in a dour clash on Monday to move up to eighth in the standings and hand manager Jose Mourinho a 200th Premier League win.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171568-keane-own-goal-gives-spurs-win-over-everton/

 

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Court orders Dakota pipeline shut in latest blow to U.S. fossil fuel projects

By Devika Krishna Kumar and Valerie Volcovici

 

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FILE PHOTO: Police vehicles idle on the outskirts of the opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., February 8, 2017. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester/File Photo

 

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. court ordered the shutdown of the Dakota Access oil pipeline on Monday over concerns about its potential environmental impact, a big win for the Native American tribes and green groups who fought the major pipeline's route across a crucial water supply for years.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171569-court-orders-dakota-pipeline-shut-in-latest-blow-to-us-fossil-fuel-projects/

 

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NFL: Trump slams Washington Redskins as team re-evaluates name

By Amy Tennery

 

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FILE PHOTO: A Washington Redskins football team logo is seen on a shirt at a sporting goods store in Bailey's Crossroads, Virginia, U.S., June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the Washington Redskins for reviewing their team name on Monday, as top retailers continued to pull the NFL franchise's merchandise from shelves.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171570-nfl-trump-slams-washington-redskins-as-team-re-evaluates-name/

 

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