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CCSA to consider reopening schools nationwide

By The Nation

 

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The option of reopening schools across the country will be discussed at the next Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) meeting on Friday (August 7) at which the Education Ministry’s opinion will also be heard, secretary general to the National Security Council General Somsak Roongsita said on Tuesday (August 4).

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1176153-ccsa-to-consider-reopening-schools-nationwide/

 

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Almost 80% of CEOs want new Cabinet to get up and running immediately: survey

By The Nation

 

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Almost 80 per cent of chief executive officers of large organisations in Thailand hope the new Cabinet will be able to start working immediately and with a deep understanding of local and foreign economies, according to a Krungthep Turakit newspaper survey of 100 CEOs in various sectors.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1176155-almost-80-of-ceos-want-new-cabinet-to-get-up-and-running-immediately-survey/

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Cabinet approves new law to unlock medical cannabis industry

By The Nation

 

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The Cabinet approved an amendment to the Narcotic Act allowing registered patients, Thai traditional medicine businesses, and farmers to access medical cannabis, Government Spokesperson Narumon Pinyosinwat said.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1176184-cabinet-approves-new-law-to-unlock-medical-cannabis-industry/

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PM announces talks with young-gen activists on Thailand's future

By The Nation

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha

 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said the government will meet with representatives of the young generation this month to listen to their opinions and visions for Thailand’s future.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1176203-pm-announces-talks-with-young-gen-activists-on-thailands-future/

 

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ADB loan of Bt48bn will not strain public debt, says govt

By The Nation

 

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Credit : Public Debt Management Office, data as of June 30.

 

The Cabinet on Tuesday (August 4) approved the Finance Ministry’s proposal to borrow US$1.5 billion (Bt48 billion) from the Asian Development Bank. The loan will be used to finance Covid-19 recovery projects, said Rachada Dhnadirek, deputy government spokeswoman.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1176207-adb-loan-of-bt48bn-will-not-strain-public-debt-says-govt/

 

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Thai embassies in 30 nations urged to woo investors for EEC

By The Nation

 

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Kanit Sangsubhan

 

The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Office of Thailand has recently called on Thai embassies in 30 countries to approach foreign firms to invest in the EEC, the office’s secretary-general Kanit Sangsubhan said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1176208-thai-embassies-in-30-nations-urged-to-woo-investors-for-eec/

 

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BREAKING

Massive blast rips through Beirut, killing 50 and injuring thousands

By Samia Nakhoul and Yara Abi Nader

 

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Smoke rises after an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon August 4, 2020, in this picture obtained from a social media video. Karim Sokhn/Instagram/Ksokhn + Thebikekitchenbeirut/via REUTERS

 

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A huge explosion in port warehouses near central Beirut killed more than 50 people, injured over 2,750 and sent shockwaves that shattered windows, smashed masonry and shook the ground across the Lebanese capital.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1176211-massive-blast-rips-through beirut-killing-50-and-injuring-thousands/

 

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Koepka brimming with confidence ahead of title defence

By Rory Carroll

 

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FILE PHOTO: Jul 30, 2020; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Brooks Koepka follows his shot from the ninth fairway during the first round of the WGC - FedEx St. Jude Invitational golf tournament at TPC Southwind. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

 

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A confident Brooks Koepka said on Tuesday he had ironed out the kinks that hindered his game earlier this year and added that he will claim a third consecutive PGA Championship this week if he plays at the level he is capable of.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1176212-golf-koepka-brimming-with-confidence-ahead-of-title-defence/

 

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Fulham back in Premier League after playoff final win over Brentford

 

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Soccer Football - Championship Play-Off Final - Brentford v Fulham - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - August 4, 2020 Fulham's Joe Bryan celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Fulham returned to the Premier League a year after relegation as two extra-time goals from full-back Joe Bryan gave them a 2-1 win over Brentford in the Championship playoff final at Wembley on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1176213-fulham-back-in-premier-league-after-playoff-final-win-over-brentford/

 

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Man City sign Valencia winger Torres on five-year deal

 

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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Round of 16 First Leg - Atalanta v Valencia - San Siro, Milan, Italy - February 19, 2020 Valencia's Ferran Torres in action with Atalanta's Jose Luis Palomino REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo

 

(Reuters) - Manchester City have signed Spanish winger Ferran Torres from Valencia with the 20-year-old putting pen to paper on a five-year deal, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1176215-man-city-sign-valencia-winger-torres-on-five-year-deal/

 

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Bundesliga ready for return of fans if authorities approve

 

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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Borussia Moenchengladbach v FC Cologne - Borussia-Park, Moenchengladbach, Germany - March 11, 2020 General view as the players from both teams and officials line up on the pitch before the match that will be played behind closed doors while the number of coronavirus cases grow around the world REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

 

FRANKFURT, Germany (Reuters) - Germany's first and second division football clubs on Tuesday said they were prepared to allow some fans back into stadiums next season if the country's political authorities gave the green light later this month.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1176216-bundesliga-ready-for-return-of-fans-if-authorities-approve/

 

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