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Thailand falls in global English Proficiency Index for fourth consecutive year

 

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Thailand’s English proficiency ranking amongst non English speakers has fallen for the fourth consecutive year.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1193847-thailand-falls-in-global-english-proficiency-index-for-fourth-consecutive-year/

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Soccer world mourns as Argentina great Maradona dies

By Nicolás Misculin and Cassandra Garrison

 

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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Diego Maradona, widely regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all time before drug and alcohol addiction marred his career, died on Wednesday at his home in Argentina after suffering a heart attack, his lawyer said. He was 60.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1193929-soccer-world-mourns-as-argentina-great-maradona-dies/

 

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Krungsri Research raises 2020 growth forecast by almost 4 percentage points

By The Nation

 

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Krungsri Research’s chief economist Somprawin Manprasert

 

Exports are driving the gradual recovery of Thailand’s economy, says Krungsri Research, but it warns that foreign tourists will not return in the large numbers of previous years.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1193933-krungsri-research-raises-2020-growth-forecast-by-almost-4-percentage-points/

 

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Finance minister orders shake up in Customs Dept after receiving complaints

By The Nation

 

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Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith

 

After visiting the Customs Department on Wednesday, Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said he has instructed officials to use technology to reduce the time spent on inspection so goods can be released quickly as well as to ensure transparency.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1193936-finance-minister-orders-shake-up-in-customs-dept-after-receiving-complaints/

 

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EA battery plant to turbo-boost Thai EV industry from January

By The Nation

 

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Energy Absolute Plc (EA) expects Thailand’s electric vehicle (EV) industry to grow quickly once its battery plant starts production in the first quarter of next year.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1193937-ea-battery-plant-to-turbo-boost-thai-ev-industry-from-january/

 

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Foden strike sends City into Champions League knockouts

 

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Soccer Football - Champions League - Group C - Olympiacos v Manchester City - Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus, Greece - November 25, 2020 Manchester City's Phil Foden in action with Olympiacos' Ousseynou Ba REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

 

ATHENS (Reuters) - Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden finished off a brilliant team move as his side saw off Olympiakos Piraeus 1-0 away from home on Wednesday to book their place in the Champions League's last 16.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1193940-foden-strike-sends-city-into-champions-league-knockouts/

 

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England's players' union chief to stand down by season's end

 

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(Reuters) - Gordon Taylor, chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) which represents players in England and Wales, will step down by the end of the season after nearly 40 years in charge, British media reported on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1193941-englands-players-union-chief-to-stand-down-by-seasons-end/

 

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What is it really like to stay in an Alternative State Quarantine in Thailand?

By Kristin Mariano

TD Editor

 

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Everyone travelling to Thailand has to undergo mandatory quarantine in Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) and travellers must book the hotel for isolation prior to their travel.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1193942-what-is-it-really-like-to-stay-in-an-alternative-state-quarantine-in-thailand/

 

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From the musician's own vault comes documentary 'Zappa'

By Rollo Ross

 

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FILE PHOTO: Rock musician Frank Zappa shown at Washington D.C.'s Warner Theater in 1988

 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When Alex Winter became the first filmmaker to get access to a vault of Frank Zappa's private videos, he could not decide initially whether it was a blessing or a curse.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1193945-from-the-musicians-own-vault-comes-documentary-zappa/

 

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