Mengapa Yahudi?   

Mengapa Yahudi Terlalu Berkuasa?

Oleh : Dr Farrukh Saleem
Semakan Oleh : Mohd Taha Hassan

There are only 14 million Jews in the world; seven million in the Americas , five million in Asia, two million in Europe and 100,000 in Africa . For every single Jew in the world there are 100 Muslims. Yet, Jews are more than a hundred times more powerful than all the Muslims put together. Ever wondered why?

Hanya ada 14 juta Yahudi di muka bumi ini; tujuh juta di Amerika, lima juta di Asia, dua juta di Eropah dan 100,000 di Afrika. Bagi setiap orang Yahudi ada 100 orang Muslim (1:100). Namun, jika dicampuri semua sekali, Yahudi lebih 100 kali berkuasa daripada orang Islam. Mengapa ini berlaku?

Jesus of Nazareth was Jewish. Albert Einstein, the most influential scientist of all time and TIME magazine's 'Person of the Century', was a Jew. Sigmund Freud -- id, ego, superego -- the father of psychoanalysis was a Jew. So were Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman.

Nabi Isa (Jesus of Nazareth) ialah Yahudi. Albert Einstein, saintis zaman moden paling terkemuka dan disebut oleh majalah Time sebagai 'Manusia Abad ini' ialah seorang Yahudi; Sigmund Freud - melalui teori id, ego dan super-ego ialah bapa psikoanalisis, juga seorang Yahudi; begitu juga Karl Marx, Paul Samuelson dan Milton Friedman.

Here are a few other Jews whose intellectual output has enriched the whole humanity: Benjamin Rubin gave humanity the vaccinating needle. Jonas Salk developed the first polio vaccine. Alert Sabin developed the improved live polio vaccine. Gertrude Elion gave us a leukaemia fighting drug. Baruch Blumberg developed the vaccination for Hepatitis B. Paul Ehrlich discovered a treatment for syphilis (a sexually transmitted disease). Elie Metchnikoff won a Nobel Prize in infectious diseases.

Selain mereka banyak lagi orang Yahudi yang hasil kebijaksanaan mereka berupaya menghasilkan keperluan untuk kita semua: Benjamin Rubin memperkenalkan jarum suntikan pelalian. Johas Salk mereka vaksin polio yang pertama. Gertrude Elion mencipta ubat melawan leukemia. Baruch Blumberg mencipta vaksin Hepatitis B. Paul Ehrlich menemukan rawatan untuk siflis. Elie Metchnikoff menang Hadiah Nobel untuk penyakit berjangkit.

Bernard Katz won a Nobel Prize in neuromuscular transmission. Andrew Schally won a Nobel in endocrinology (disorders of the endocrine system; diabetes, hyperthyroidism). Aaron Beck founded Cognitive Therapy (psychotherapy to treat mental disorders, depression and phobias). Gregory Pincus developed the first oral contraceptive pill. George Wald won a Nobel for furthering our understanding of the human eye. Stanley Cohen won a Nobel in embryology (study of embryos and their development). Willem Kolff came up with the kidney dialysis machine.

Bernard Katz menang Hadiah Nobel kerana kajian mengenai transmisi neuromuskular. Andrew Schally penerima Nobel dalam kajian endokrinologi (berkaitan sistem endokrin dan kencing manis). Aaron Beck menemui terapi kognitif (rawatan mental, kesugulan dan fobia). Gregory Pincus membangunkan pil perancang keluarga yang pertama. George Wald menang Nobel bagi kajian mata manusia, Standley Cohen dianugerahi Hadiah Nobel dalam kajian embriologi (kajian janin dan perkembangannya). Willem Kolff mencipta mesin dialisis (mencuci) buah pinggang.

Over the past 105 years, 14 million Jews have won 15-dozen Nobel Prizes while only three Nobel Prizes have been won by 1.4 billion Muslims (other than Peace Prizes).

Sejak 105 tahun, 14 juta Yahudi menang 15 dozen Hadiah Nobel, sementara tiga dimenangi oleh 1.4 bilion umat Islam.

Why are Jews so powerful? Stanley Mezor invented the first micro-processing chip. Leo Szilard developed the first nuclear chain reactor. Peter Schultz, optical fibre cable; Charles Adler, traffic lights; Benno Strauss, Stainless steel; Isador Kisee, sound movies; Emile Berliner, telephone microphone and Charles Ginsburg, videotape recorder.

Mengapa Yahudi Terlalu Berkuasa? Stanley Mezor mencipta mikrocip pertama. Leo Szilards membangunkan reaktor rangkaian nuklear pertama; Peter Schultz (kabel gentian optik); Charles Adler (lampu isyarat); Benno Strauss (besi tahan karat - stainless steel); Isador Kisee (sistem suara di pawagam); Emile Berliner (mikrofon untuk telefon) dan Charles Ginsburg (alat pita rakaman).

Famous financiers in the business world who belong to Jewish faith include Ralph Lauren (Polo), Levis Strauss (Levi's Jeans), Howard Schultz (Starbuck's), Sergey Brin (Google), Michael Dell (Dell Computers), Larry Ellison (Oracle), Donna Karan (DKNY), Irv Robbins (Baskins & Robbins) and Bill Rosenberg (Dunkin Donuts).

Saudagar jenama terkaya dunia juga dikuasai Yahudi iaitu Ralph Lauren (Polo), Levis Strauss (Levi's Jeans), Howard Schultz (Starbuck's), Sergey Brin (Google), Michael Dell (Dell Computers), Larry Ellison (Oracle), Donna Karan (DKNY), Irv Robbins (Baskin & Robbins) dan Bill Rossenberg (Dunkin Donuts).

Richard Levin, President of Yale University, is a Jew. So are Henry Kissinger (American secretary of state), Alan Greenspan (fed chairman under Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush), Joseph Lieberman, Maxim Litvinov (USSR foreign Minister), David Marshal (Singapore's first chief minister), Issac Isaacs (governor-general of Australia), Benjamin Disraeli (British statesman and author), Yevgeny Primakov (Russian PM), Barry Gold water, Jorge Sampaio (president of Portugal), John Deutsch (CIA director), Herb Gray (Canadian deputy PM), Pierre Mendes (French PM), Michael Howard (British home secretary) and Robert Rubin (American secretary of treasury).

Richard Levin, presiden universiti tersohor Yale Universiti ialah seorang Yahudi. Henry Kissinger, Joseph Lieberman dan Madeleine Albright (bekas-bekas Setiausaha Negara AS); Alan Greenspan (bekas pengerusi Rizab Persekutuan AS di bawah Reagan, Bush, Clinton dan Bush); Maxim Litvinov (bekas Menteri Luar Soviet Union); David Marshal (bekas Ketua Menteri pertama Singapura); Isaac Isaacs (bekas Gabenor Jeneral Australia); Benjamin Disraeli (negarawan dan penulis Britian); Yevgeny Primkov (bekas Perdana Menteri Rusia dan bekas jeneral KGB); Jorge Sampaio (bekas Presiden Portugal); Herb Gray (bekas Timbalan Perdana Menteri Kanada); Pierre Mendes (Perdana Menteri ke-143 Perancis); Michael Howard (bekas Setiausaha Negara British); Bruno Kreisky (bekas Canselor Austria) dan Robert Rubin (bekas Setiausaha Perbendaharaan AS).

In the media, famous Jews include Wolf Blitzer ( CNN ), Barbara Walters (ABC News), Eugene Meyer ( Washington Post ), Henry Grunwald (editor-in-chief Time), Katherine Graham (publisher of The Washington Post ), Joseph Lelyyeld (Executive editor, The New York Times), and Max Frankel (New York Times).

Dalam dunia media, orang Yahudi yang terkemuka ialah Wolf Blitzer (CNN); Barbara Walters (ABC News); Eugene Meyer (Washington Post); Henry Grunwald (Ketua Editor Time); Katherine Graham (penerbit The Washington Post); Joseph Lelyyeld (Editor Eksekutif, The New York Times) dan Max Frankel (The New York Times).

At the Olympics, Mark Spitz set a record of sorts by wining seven gold medals. Lenny Krayzelburg is a three-time Olympic gold medalist. Spitz, Krayzelburg and Boris Becker are all Jewish.

Di Olimpik, Mark Spitz membolot tujuh pingat emas. Lenny Krayzelburg ialah pemegang tiga kali pingat emas Olimpik. Spitz Krayzelburg dan Boris Becker adalah Yahudi.

Did you know that Harrison Ford, George Burns, Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson, Sandra Bullock, Billy Crystal, Paul Newman, Peter Sellers, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Douglas, Ben Kingsley, Kirk Douglas, Cary Grant, William Shatner, Jerry Lewis and Peter Falk are all Jewish? As a matter of fact, Hollywood itself was founded by a Jew. Among directors and producers, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Oliver Stone, Aaron Spelling (Beverly Hills 90210), Neil Simon (The Odd Couple), Andrew Vaina (Rambo 1/2/3), Michael Man (Starsky and Hutch), Milos Forman (One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest), Douglas Fairbanks (The thief of Baghdad) and Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters) are all Jewish.

Tahukah anda bahawa pelakon pujaan Harrison Ford, George Burns, Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson, Sandra Bullock, Billy Cystal, Woody Allen, Paul Newman, Peter Sellers, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Douglas, Ben Kingsley, Kirk Douglas, Willian Shatner, Jerry Lewis dan Peter Falk semuanya Yahudi? Tambahan lagi, Hollywood sendiri diwujudkan oleh orang Yahudi. Antara pengarah dan penerbit, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Oliver Stone, Aaron Spelling (Beverly Hills 90210), Neil Simon (The Odd Couple), Andrew Vaina (Rambo 1- 2-3), Michael Man (Starsky and Hutch), Milos Forman (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest), Douglas Fairbanks (The Thief Of Baghdad) and Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters) - semuanya adalah Yahudi.

To be certain, Washington is the capital that matters and in Washington the lobby that matters is The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC. Washington knows that if PM Ehud Olmert were to discover that the earth is flat, AIPAC will make the 109th Congress pass a resolution congratulating Olmert on his discovery.

Washington yang merupakan ibu negara Amerika Syarikat, mempunyai satu pertubuhan lobi yang amat berkuasa. Ia dikenali sebagai Jawatankuasa Hal Ehwal Awam Amerika Israel (AIPAC) yang berupaya mempengaruhi Kongres meluluskan resolusi memuji dan 'membuat apa saja' demi Israel. Washington mengetahui bahawa jika PM Ehud Olmert sedar akan wujudnya bahawa bumi ini adalah rata, maka AIPAC akan mengadakan Kongres yang ke 109 untuk meluluskan resolusi bagi memberi ucapan tahniah pada satu pertemuan yang akan diadakan bersama Olmert.

William James Sidis, with an IQ of 250-300, is the brightest human who ever existed. Guess what faith did he belong to?

Tahukah lagi bahawa William James Sidis dengan IQ 250-300 ialah manusia tercerdik. Dia ialah Yahudi. Teka, apakah kepercayaan yang beliau miliki?

So, why are Jews so powerful? Answer: Education.

Oleh yang demikian, mengapa Yahudi terlalu berkuasa? Jawapannya: Pendidikan, pelajaran, ilmu.

Mempengaruhi

Dermawan dan penyangak mata wang, George Soros ialah Yahudi. Dia menderma AS$4 bilion untuk membantu ahli sains dan universiti serata dunia.

Walter Annenberg menderma untuk membina ratusan perpustakaan berjumlah AS$2 bilion.

Jadi, mengapa mereka ini terlalu berkuasa? Mengapa umat Islam terlalu lemah?

Dianggarkan 1,476,233,470 Muslim di atas muka bumi Allah ini. Satu bilion di Asia, 400 juta di Afrika, 44 juta di Eropah dan enam juta di Amerika. Setiap lima insan manusia ialah Muslim. Setiap seorang Hindu ada dua orang Islam, setiap seorang Buddha ada dua orang Islam dan setiap seorang Yahudi ada beratus orang Islam. Mengapa orang Islam terlalu lemah?

Ini jawapannya: Terdapat 57 negara anggota OIC dan jika dicampur semua cuma ada kira-kira 500 buah universiti; atau sebuah universiti untuk setiap tiga juta orang Islam.

AS mempunyai 5,758 universiti dan India ada 8,407. Pada 2004, Shanghai Jiao Tong Universiti membuat kajian 'Kedudukan Akademik Universiti-universiti Dunia' - dan menakjubkan - tiada satu pun universiti-negara Islam yang berada di puncak 500.

Data yang dikumpul dari UNDP, tahap celik huruf di negara maju ialah hampir 90 peratus dan 15 negara itu mempunyai 100 peratus celik huruf. Negara majoriti penduduk Islam, purata kadar celik huruf ialah sekitar 40 peratus dan tiada negara yang mempunyai 100 peratus semuanya celik huruf.

Sekitar 98 peratus penduduk di negara maju menamatkan sekurang-kurang sekolah rendah, sementara hanya 50 peratus di negara majoriti Islam. Sekitar 40 peratus penduduk di negara maju memasuki universiti, sementara hanya 2 peratus di negara majoriti Islam.

Negara-negara majoriti Islam mempunyai 230 ahli sains bagi setiap (per) sejuta penduduk. Di AS 4,000 per sejuta, Jepun 5,000 per sejuta. Di seluruh negara Arab, penyelidik sepenuh masa ialah 35,000 dan hanya 50 juruteknik per sejuta (berbanding di negara maju 1,000 juruteknik per sejuta).

Negara Islam membelanjakan 0.2 peratus daripada KDNK untuk penyelidikan dan pembangunan (R&D) sebaliknya, di negara maju membelanjakan 5 peratus daripada KDNKnya.

Kesimpulan: Dunia Islam kurang keupayaan untuk menghasilkan ilmu pengetahuan.

Akhbar harian yang dibaca oleh setiap 1,000 orang dan jumlah judul buku yang dibaca oleh setiap sejuta orang adalah dua angka tunjuk bagi menentukan sama ada ilmu pengetahuan disalurkan ke dalam masyarakat.

Di Pakistan, hanya ada 23 akhbar harian per 1,000 rakyat Pakistan sementara nisbah di Singapura ialah 360. Di UK, jumlah judul buku per juta orang ialah 2,000 sementara di Mesir ialah 20.

Kesimpulan: Dunia Islam gagal menyalurkan ilmu pengetahuan.

Yang menariknya, jumlah terkumpul KDNK tahunan 57 buah negara ahli OIC ialah di bawah AS$2 trilion. Amerika sahaja, menghasilkan barangan dan perkhidmatan bernilai AS$12 trilion, China AS$8 trilion, Jepun AS$3.8 trilion dan Jerman AS$2.4 trilion.

Pengeluar minyak yang kaya, Arab Saudi, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar secara rangkuman menghasilkan barangan dan perkhidmatan (rata-rata minyak) bernilai AS$500 bilion; Sepanyol sahaja menghasilkan barangan dan perkhidmatan bernilai lebih AS$1 trilion, Poland AS$489 bilion dan Thailand AS$545 bilion.

Jadi, mengapa orang Islam tidak berkuasa dan orang Yahudi paling berkuasa?

Jawapannya ialah: Kurangnya ilmu. Kurangnya pendidikan dan kurangnya pelajaran.

PEMENANG NOBEL YAHUDI

Daripada lingkungan 12 juta orang Yahudi, hanya 0,2 % sahaja populasi dunia. ( 2 setiap dari 1000 orang)



Literature

1910 - Paul Heyse
1927 - Henri Bergson
1958 - Boris Pasternak
1966 - Shmuel Yosef Agnon
1966 - Nelly Sachs
1976 - Saul Bellow
1978 - Isaac Bashevis Singer
1981 - Elias Canetti
1987 - Joseph Brodsky
1991 - Nadine Gordimer
2002 - Imre Kertesz
2005 - Harold Pinter

World Peace

1911 - Alfred Fried
1911 - Tobias Asser
1968 - Rene Cassin
1973 - Henry Kissinger
1978 - Menachem Begin
1986 - Elie Wiesel
1994 - Shimon Peres
1994 - Yitzhak Rabin
1995 - Joseph Rotblat

Chemistry

1905 - Adolph Von Baeyer
1906 - Henri Moissan
1910 - Otto Wallach
1915 - Richard Willstaetter
1918 - Fritz Haber
1943 - George Charles de Hevesy
1961 - Melvin Calvin
1962 - Max Ferdinand Perutz
1972 - William Howard Stein
1972 - C.B. Anfinsen
1977 - Ilya Prigogine
1979 - Herbert Charles Brown
1980 - Paul Berg
1980 - Walter Gilbert
1981 - Ronald Hoffmann
1982 - Aaron Klug
1985 - Herbert A. Hauptman
1985 - Jerome Karle
1986 - Dudley R. Herschbach
1988 - Robert Huber
1989 - Sidney Altman
1992 - Rudolph Marcus
1998 - Walter Kohn
2000 - Alan J. Heeger
2004 - Irwin Rose
2004 - Avram Hershko
2004 - Aaron Ciechanover
2006 - Roger D. Kornberg
2008 - Martin Chalfie

Economics

1970 - Paul Anthony Samuelson
1971 - Simon Kuznets
1972 - Kenneth Joseph Arrow
1973 - Wassily Leontief
1975 - Leonid Kantorovich
1976 - Milton Friedman
1978 - Herbert A. Simon
1980 - Lawrence Robert Klein
1985 - Franco Modigliani
1987 - Robert M. Solow
1990 - Harry Markowitz
1990 - Merton Miller
1992 - Gary Becker
1993 Rober Fogel
1994 - John Harsanyi
1994 - Reinhard Selten
1997 - Robert Merton
1997 - Myron Scholes
2001 - George Akerlof
2001 - Joseph Stiglitz
2002 -
Daniel Kahneman
2004 - Richard Axel
2005 - Robert J. Aumann
2006 - Andrew Z. Fire
2007 - Leonid (Leo) Hurwicz
2007 - Eric Maskin
2007 - Roger Myerson
2008 - Paul Krugman

Physiology / Medicine

1908 - Elie Metchnikoff
1908 - Paul Erlich
1914 - Robert Barany
1922 - Otto Meyerhof
1930 - Karl Landsteiner
1931 - Otto Warburg
1936 - Otto Loewi
1944 - Joseph Erlanger
1944 - Herbert Spencer Gasser
1945 - Ernst Boris Chain
1946 - Hermann Joseph Muller
1947 - Garty Cori
1950 - Tadeus Reichstein
1952 - Selman Abraham Waksman
1953 - Hans Krebs
1953 - Fritz Albert Lipmann
1958 - Joshua Lederberg
1959 - Arthur Kornberg
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1965 - Francois Jacob
1965 - Andre Lwoff
1967 - George Wald
1968 - Marshall W. Nirenberg
1969 - Salvador Luria
1970 - Julius Axelrod
1970 - Sir Bernard Katz
1972 - Gerald Maurice Edelman
1975 - David Baltimore
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1976 - Baruch S. Blumberg
1977 - Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
1977 - Andrew V. Schally
1978 - Daniel Nathans
1980 - Baruj Benacerraf
1982 - [Sir] John Vane
1984 - Cesar Milstein
1985 - Michael Stuart Brown
1985 - Joseph L. Goldstein
1986 - Rita Levi-Montalcini
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1988 - Gertrude Elion
1989 - Harold Varmus
1991 - Erwin Neher
1991 - Bert Sakmann
1992 - Edmond Fischer
1993 - Richard J. Roberts
1993 - Phillip Sharp
1994 - Alfred Gilman
1994 - Martin Rodbell
1995 - Edward B. Lewis
1997 - Stanley B. Prusiner
1998 - Robert F. Furchgott
2000 - Eric R. Kandel
2000 - Paul Greengard
2002 - Sydney Brenner
2002 - Robert H. Horvitz
2006 - Roger Kornberg
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Physics

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1908 - Gabriel Lippmann
1921 - Albert Einstein
1922 - Niels Bohr
1925 - James Franck
1925 - Gustav Hertz
1943 - Gustav Stern
1944 - Isidor Issac Rabi
1945 - Wolfgang Pauli
1952 - Felix Bloch
1954 - Max Born
1958 - Igor Tamm
1958 - Il'ja Mikhailovich
1958 - Igor Yevgenyevich
1959 - Emilio Segre
1960 - Donald A. Glaser
1961 - Robert Hofstadter
1962 - Lev Davidovich Landau
1963 - Eugene P. Wigner
1965 - Richard Phillips Feynman
1965 - Julian Schwinger
1967 - Hans Albrecht Bethe
1969 - Murray Gell-Mann
1971 - Dennis Gabor
1972 - Leon N. Cooper
1973 - Brian David Josephson
1975 - Benjamin Mottleson
1976 - Burton Richter
1978 - Arno Allan Penzias
1978 - Peter L Kapitza
1979 - Stephen Weinberg
1979 - Sheldon Glashow
1988 - Leon Lederman
1988 - Melvin Schwartz
1988 - Jack Steinberger
1990 - Jerome Friedman
1992 - Georges Charpak
1995 - Martin Perl
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1996 - David M. Lee
1996 - Douglas D. Osheroff
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          Global shipping feels fallout from Maersk cyber attack   

By Jonathan Saul

LONDON (Reuters) - Global shipping is still feeling the effects of a cyber attack that hit A.P. Moller-Maersk two days ago, showing the scale of the damage a computer virus can unleash on the technology dependent and inter-connected industry.

About 90 percent of world trade is transported by sea, with ships and ports acting as the arteries of the global economy. Ports increasingly rely on communications systems to keep operations running smoothly, and any IT glitches can create major disruptions for complex logistic supply chains.

The cyber attack was among the biggest-ever disruptions to hit global shipping. Several port terminals run by a Maersk division, including in the United States, India, Spain, the Netherlands, were still struggling to revert to normal operations on Thursday after experiencing massive disruptions.

South Florida Container Terminal, for example, said dry cargo could not be delivered and no container would be received. Anil Diggikar, chairman of JNPT port, near the Indian commercial hub of Mumbai, told Reuters that he did not know "when exactly the terminal will be running smoothly".

His uncertainty was echoed by Maersk itself, which told Reuters that a number of IT systems were still shut down and that it could not say when normal business operations would be resumed.

It said it was not able to comment on specific questions regarding the breach of its IT systems or the state of its cyber security as it had "all available hands focused on practical stuff and getting things back to normal".

The impact of the attack on the company has reverberated across the industry given its position as the world's biggest container shipping line and also operator of 76 ports via its APM Terminals division.

Container ships transport much of the world's consumer goods and food, while dry bulk ships haul commodities including coal and grain and tankers carry vital oil and gas supplies.

"As Maersk is about 18 percent of all container trade, can you imagine the panic this must be causing in the logistic chain of all those cargo owners all over the world?" said Khalid Hashim, managing director of Precious Shipping, one of Thailand's largest dry cargo ship owners.

"Right now none of them know where any of their cargoes (or)containers are. And this 'black hole' of lack of knowledge will continue till Maersk are able to bring back their systems on line."

BACK TO BASICS

The computer virus, which researchers are calling GoldenEye or Petya, began its spread on Tuesday in Ukraine and affected companies in dozens of countries.

Maersk said the attack had caused outages at its computer systems across the world.

In an example of the turmoil that ensued, the unloading of vessels at the group's Tacoma terminal was severely slowed on Tuesday and Wednesday, said Dean McGrath, president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 23 there.

The terminal is a key supply line for the delivery of domestic goods such as milk and groceries and construction materials to Anchorage, Alaska.

"They went back to basics and did everything on paper," McGrath said.

Ong Choo Kiat, President of U-Ming Marine Transport, Taiwan's largest dry bulk ship owner, said the fact Maersk had been affected rang alarm bells for the whole shipping industry as the Danish company was regarded as a leader in IT technology.

"But they ended up one of the first few casualties. I therefore conclude that shipping is lacking behind the other industry in term of cyber security," he said.

"How long would it takes to catch up? I don't know. But recently all owners and operators are definitely more aware of the risk of cyber security and beginning to pay more attention to it."

In a leading transport survey by international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright published this week, 87 percent of respondents from the shipping industry believed cyber attacks would increase over the next five years - a level that was higher than counterparts in the aviation, rail and logistics industries.

VULNERABLE

Apart from the reliance on computer systems, ships themselves are increasingly exposed to interference through electronic navigation devices such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) and lack the backup systems airliners have to prevent crashes, according to cyber security experts.

There were no indications that GPS and other electronic navigation aids were affected by this week's attack, but security specialists say such systems are vulnerable to signal loss from deliberate jamming by hackers.

Last year, South Korea said hundreds of fishing vessels had returned early to port after its GPS signals were jammed by North Korea, which denied responsibility.

"The Maersk attack raises our awareness of the vulnerability of shipping and ports to technological failure," said Professor David Last, a previous president of Britain's Royal Institute of Navigation.

"When GPS fails, ships' captains lose their principal means of navigation and much of their communications and computer links. They have to slow down and miss port schedules," said Last, who is also a strategic advisor to the General Lighthouse Authorities of the UK and Ireland.

A number of countries including the UK and the United States are looking into deploying a radar based back up navigation system for ships called eLoran, but this will take time to develop.

David Nordell, head of strategy and policy for London-based think tank, the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace and Security Science, said the global shipping and port industries were vulnerable to cyber attack, because their operating technologies tend to be old.

"It's certainly possible to imagine that two container ships, or, even worse, oil or gas tankers, could be hacked into colliding, resulting in loss of life and cargo, and perhaps total loss of the vessels," Nordell said.

"Carried out in a strategically sensitive location such as the Malacca Straits or the Bosphorus, a collision like this could block shipping for enough time to cause serious dislocations to trade."

SECRETIVE INDUSTRY

Cyber risks also pose challenges for insurance cover.

In a particularly secretive industry, information about the nature of cyber attacks is still scarce, which insurance and shipping officials say is an obstacle to mitigating the risk, which means there are gaps in insurance cover available.

"There has been a lot of non-reporting (of breaches) on ships, and we’re trying efforts where even if there could be anonymous reporting on a platform so we can start to get the information and the data," said Andrew Kinsey, senior marine consultant at insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty.

There is also a gap in provision, because most existing cyber or hull insurance policies - which insure the ship itself - will not cover the risk of a navigation system being jammed or physical damage to the ship caused by a hacking attack.

"The industry is just waking up to its vulnerability," said Colin Gillespie, deputy director of loss prevention with ship insurer North.

"Perhaps it is time for insurers, reinsurers, ship operators and port operators to sit down together and consider these risks in detail. A collective response is needed - we are all under attack."

(Additional reporting by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen in Copenhagen, Keith Wallis and Carolyn Cohn in London, Euan Rocha in Mumbai, Miyoung Kim in Singapore, Alexander Cornwell in Dubai, Michael Hirtzer in Chicago, Noor Zainab Hussain in Bangalore, Adam Jourdan and Shanghai newsroom; Editing by Pravin Char)


          'Beautiful face, but cruel mind': The baffling murder that captivated Thailand   

They became known as the "murder babes" — three Thai women in their 20s who went on the run after killing and dismembering a young bar worker. But it was the murder's aftermath that was most shocking.


          Re: This Week’s Featured I, Anonymous!   
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          Plastic Headgear Market, Trends, Size and Forecasts   

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          Vaccines - Global Markets Package   

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These market studies answer to questions such as:
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          Eating the Globe: Syria   

I was in San Francisco for work and celebrated a productive morning with an out-of-the-way lunch. This is Palmyra.

I got the Kibbi platter, which consists of:
Four shells of mashed cracked wheat stuffed with ground beef, sauteed onions, and pine nuts served with a side of hummus, cucumber salad, pita, garlic sauce, and hot sauce.

The kibbi was/were delicious. Not greasy or heavy at all. My only complaint was that it only came with four pieces.

Countries tried so far:
Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa
Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, Yemen
Europe: Albania, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden
North America: Belize, Canada, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Trinidad & Tobago, USA
South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela
Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga
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General Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday experienced what it means to be the prime minister when he tried sitting in the “Uncomfortable chair” during a visit to the new Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC) at the Grand Postal Building in the capital’s Bang Rak district.
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Hundreds of Myanmar workers left Thailand Friday via a checkpoint in Tak’s Mae Sot district with disappointment and despair.
          Dusit Thani Bangkok to close next April   
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          Centara wins recognition of Chinese tourists with 'Best City Hotel' award   
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          Body Language Analysis No. 3982: Bangkok Police Officer's De-Escalation Genius - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)    



Recently a man entered a police station in Bangkok, Thailand wielding a knife. That's when Anirut Malee's instincts took over. Malee, a Thai police officer, deescalated the situation like a Jedi.























In this first image, Anirut Malee's gestures in a palms-up fashion - which is very wise. He is asking, not telling. He is open, not hyper-authoritative, nor threatening.























This next frame may, at first, seem trivial - but it's not. Anirut Malee's entire posture changes. Notice he puts a hand on the desk, his weight on his right foot, and his entire posture is more relaxed.
























Next Anirut Malee sits on the corner of the desk - lowering his stature and becoming even less physically dominant. Crucially, he "body-points" down the hallway - and NOT at the man holding the knife.























Officer Malee's repeated palms-up gesture - asking for the assailant to hand over the weapon - as he lowers his head/bends his neck, further de-escalates the situation.


























Even when he finally takes the knife, Officer Malee still remains sitting on the desk. If he stood up at this particular moment, it could very well backfire. 

























In this image, as gestures with his arms-wide and walks toward the man, Anirut Malee made the small mistake of not throwing the knife away before the hug. It would have also been a bit better if the officer's arms were lower in this moment. All things being equal, the higher the arms are positioned, the more threatening a person is felt to be.

























As he begins the hug, Officer Malee throws the knife away.





























For the second time, Malee waves off assistance. He's very aware that the man is emotionally decompressing.






























The act of allowing the man to rest his head on Anirut Malee's neck-shoulder, is particularly disarming.


Summary: Much too often, police officers escalate confrontations when they should be deescalating. Yet Officer Anirut Malee is an exception. He masterfully defused a situation, which could have very likely ended much worse.

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Body Language Analysis No. 3978: Keanu Reeves, Chuck Spadina, Sincerity, and Empathy

Body Language Analysis No. 3976: Bill Conner bicycles 1,400 miles to hear his daughter's beating heart again

Body Language Analysis No. 3974: Elle Fanning, Robert De Niro, and Easter

Body Language Analysis No. 3972: Vladimir Putin, Oliver Stone, and a Facial Expression Red Flag

Body Language Analysis No. 3970: Kamala Harris and Jeff Sessions, Part II - Deception, Alpha, and Beta Behavior

Body Language Analysis No. 3968: The Grenfell Tower Fire, Empathy, and Emotional Processing

Body Language Analysis No. 3965: Manspreading, Madrid, and a Business Faux Pas

Body Language Analysis No. 3958: Vladimir Putin interview with Megyn Kelly 


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          青い花のお茶 A blue flower herb tea   

English follows

タイに行った時に、青い花のお茶を飲んだことがある。

友人のご近所さんがお庭に咲いてた青い花をくれて、それでお茶をいれた。

とてもやさしいまろやかな味で、忘れられない。

そうしたら、その花を乾燥したものを手に入れた。

大好きな友人が送ってくれた。

ありがとう~~!

When I went to Thailand, I've had a blue flower tea.

My friend's neibor gave me her garden's blue flower, and I made a tea.

It was really gentle taste, I couldn't forget it.

And then, I got some dry tea of blue flower.

My dearist friend send me it.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

 

 

この深い青い色とやさしい味がとても幸せで平和な気持にしてくれます。

This blue color and gentle taste make me so happy and peaceful mind.

 


          4 Hidden Dangers of Pork   
Pork is the most commonly consumed meat in the world, but may also be one of the most dangerous.

Among foods that inspire a cult-like following, pork often leads the pack, as evidenced by the 65% of Americans eager to name bacon the country’s national food.

Unfortunately, that popularity comes at a cost. Along with being the most commonly consumed meat in the world, pork may also be one of the most dangerous, carrying some important and under-discussed risks that any consumer should be aware of (1).

1. Hepatitis E

Thanks to the revival of nose-to-tail eating, offal has redeemed itself among health enthusiasts, especially liver, which is prized for its vitamin A content and massive mineral lineup.

But when it comes to pork, liver might be risky business.

In developed nations, pork liver is the top food-based transmitter of hepatitis E, a virus that infects 20 million people each year and can lead to acute illness (fever, fatigue, jaundice, vomiting, joint pain and stomach pain), enlarged liver and sometimes liver failure and death (23).

Most hepatitis E cases are stealthily symptom-free, but pregnant women can experience violent reactions to the virus, including fulminant hepatitis (rapid-onset liver failure) and a high risk of both maternal and fetal mortality (4). In fact, mothers who get infected during their third trimester face a death rate of up to 25% (5).

In rare cases, hepatitis E infection can lead to myocarditis (an inflammatory heart disease), acute pancreatitis (painful inflammation of the pancreas), neurological problems (including Guillain-Barré syndrome and neuralgic amyotrophy), blood disorders and musculoskeletal problems, such as elevated creatine phosphokinase, indicating muscle damage, and multi-joint pain (in the form of polyarthralgia) (678).

People with compromised immune systems, including organ transplant recipients on immunosuppressive therapy and people with HIV, are more likely to suffer from these severe hepatitis E complications (9).

So, just how alarming are pork’s contamination stats? In America, about 1 out of every 10 store-bought pig livers tests positive for hepatitis E, which is slightly higher than the 1 in 15 rate in the Netherlands and 1 in 20 rate in the Czech Republic (1011). One study in Germany found that about 1 in 5 pork sausages were contaminated (12).

France’s traditional figatellu, a pig liver sausage that’s often consumed raw, is a confirmed hepatitis E carrier (13). In fact, in regions of France where raw or rare pork is a common delicacy, over half the local population shows evidence of hepatitis E infection (14).

Japan, too, is facing rising hepatitis E concerns as pork gains popularity (15). And in the UK? Hepatitis E shows up in pork sausages, in pork liver and at pork slaughterhouses, indicating the potential for widespread exposure among pork consumers (16).

It might be tempting to blame the hepatitis E epidemic on commercial farming practices, but in the case of the pig, wilder doesn’t mean safer. Hunted boars, too, are frequent hepatitis E carriers, capable of passing on the virus to game-eating humans (1718).

Apart from total pork abstinence, the best way to slash hepatitis E risk is in the kitchen. This stubborn virus can survive the temperatures of rare-cooked meat, making high heat the best weapon against infection (19). For virus deactivation, cooking pork products for at least 20 minutes to an internal temperature of 71°C (160°F) seems to do the trick (20).

However, fat can protect hepatitis viruses from heat destruction, so fattier cuts of pork might need extra time or toastier temperatures (21).

Summary: Pork products, particularly liver, frequently carry hepatitis E, which can cause severe complications and even death in vulnerable populations. Thorough cooking is necessary to deactivate the virus.

2. Multiple Sclerosis

One of the most surprising risks associated with pork — one that’s received remarkably little airtime — is multiple sclerosis (MS), a devastating autoimmune condition involving the central nervous system.

The robust link between pork and MS has been known at least since the 1980s, when researchers analyzed the relationship between per capita pork consumption and MS across dozens of countries (22).

While pork-averse nations like Israel and India were nearly spared from MS’s degenerative grips, more liberal consumers, such as West Germany and Denmark, faced sky-high rates.

In fact, when all countries were considered, pork intake and MS showed a whopping correlation of 0.87 (p<0.001), which is much higher and more significant than the relationship between MS and fat intake (0.63, p<0.01), MS and total meat intake (0.61, p<0.01) and MS and beef consumption (no significant relationship).

For perspective, a similar study of diabetes and per capita sugar intake found a correlation of just under 0.60 (p<0.001) when analyzing 165 countries (23).

As with all epidemiological findings, the correlation between pork consumption and MS can’t prove that one causes the other (or even that, within MS-stricken countries, the most enthusiastic pork consumers were the most diseased). But as it turns out, the evidence vault goes much deeper.

Earlier, a study of inhabitants of the Orkney and Shetland Islands of Scotland, a region teeming with unusual delicacies, including seabird eggs, raw milk and undercooked meat, found only one dietary association with MS — consumption of “potted head,” a dish made from boiled pig’s brain (24).

Among Shetland residents, a significantly higher proportion of MS patients had consumed potted head in their youth, compared to healthy, age and sex-matched controls (25).

This is particularly relevant because — per other research — MS that strikes in adulthood might stem from environmental exposures during adolescence (26).

The potential for pig brain to trigger nerve-related autoimmunity isn’t just an observational hunch, either. Between 2007 and 2009, a cluster of 24 pork plant workers mysteriously fell ill with progressive inflammatory neuropathy, which is characterized by MS-like symptoms such as fatigue, numbness, tingling and pain (2728).

The source of the outbreak? So-called “pig brain mist” — tiny particles of brain tissue blasted into the air during carcass processing (29).

When workers inhaled these tissue particles, their immune systems, per standard protocol, formed antibodies against the foreign porcine antigens.

But those antigens happened to bear an uncanny resemblance to certain neural proteins in humans. And the result was a biological calamity: confused about who to fight, the workers’ immune systems launched a guns-blazing attack on their own nerve tissue (3031).

Although the resulting autoimmunity wasn’t identical to multiple sclerosis, that same process of molecular mimicry, where foreign antigens and self-antigens are similar enough to trigger an autoimmune response, has been implicated in the pathogenesis of MS (3233).

Of course, unlike pig brain mist, hot dogs and ham aren’t literally inhaled (teenage boys notwithstanding). Could pork still transmit problematic substances through ingestion?

The answer is a speculative yes. For one, certain bacteria, particularly Acinetobacter, are involved in molecular mimicry with myelin, the nerve-sheathing substance that becomes damaged in MS (3435).

Although the role of pigs as Acinetobacter carriers hasn’t been exhaustively studied, the bacteria has been found in pig feces, on pig farms and in bacon, pork salami and ham, where it serves as a spoilage organism (36373839). If pork acts as a vehicle for Acinetobacter transmission (or in any way increases the risk of human infection), a link with MS would make sense.

Two, pigs may be silent and under-studied carriers of prions, misfolded proteins that drive neurodegenerative disorders like Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (the human version of mad cow) and Kuru (found among cannibal societies) (40).

Some researchers suggest MS itself could be a prion disease, one that targets oligodendrocytes, the cells that produce myelin (41). And since prions — and their associated diseases— are transmitted by consuming infected nerve tissue, it’s possible that prion-harboring pork products could be one link in the MS chain (42).

Summary: A causative role of pork in MS is far from a closed case, but the unusually strong epidemiological patterns, biological plausibility and documented experiences make further research imperative.

3. Liver Cancer and Cirrhosis

Liver problems tend to trail closely on the heels of some predictable risk factors, namely hepatitis B and C infection, exposure to aflatoxin (a carcinogen produced by mold) and excessive alcohol intake (434445).

But buried in the scientific literature is another potential scourge of liver health — pork.

For decades, pork consumption has faithfully echoed liver cancer and cirrhosis rates around the world. In multi-country analyses, the correlation between pork and cirrhosis mortality clocked in at 0.40 (p<0.05) using 1965 data, 0.89 (p<0.01) using mid-1970s data, 0.68 (p=0.003) using 1996 data and 0.83 (p=0.000) using 2003 data (4647).

In those same analyses, among the 10 Canadian provinces, pork bore a correlation of 0.60 (p<0.01) with death from liver cirrhosis, while alcohol, perhaps due to an overall low intake, showed no significant link.

And in statistical models incorporating known perils for the liver (alcohol consumption, hepatitis B infection and hepatitis C infection), pork remained independently associated with liver disease, suggesting the association isn’t just due to pork piggybacking, as the case may be, on a different causative agent (48).

Beef, by contrast, remained liver-neutral or protective in these studies.

Liver cancer, too, tends to follow in the hoof steps of the pig. A 1985 analysis showed that pork intake correlated with hepatocellular carcinoma deaths as strongly as alcohol did (0.40, p<0.05 for both) (49). (Considering liver cirrhosis is often a prelude to cancer, this connection shouldn’t be surprising (50).)

So, what’s behind these eerie associations?

At first glance, the most likely explanations don’t pan out. Although pork-transmitted hepatitis E can lead to liver cirrhosis, this happens almost exclusively in immunosuppressed people, a subset of the population that’s too small to account for the global correlation (51).

Relative to other meat, pork tends to be high in omega-6 fatty acids, including linoleic acid and arachidonic acid, which may play a role in liver disease (525354). But vegetable oils, whose polyunsaturated fatty acid content blows pork out of the water, don’t dance the same liver disease tango that pork does, calling into question whether fat is really to blame (5556).

Heterocyclic amines, a class of carcinogens formed by cooking meat (including pork) at high temperatures, contribute to liver cancer in a variety of animals (57). But these compounds are also readily formed in beef, according to the same studies that indicated pork has no positive relationship with liver disease (5859).

With all that in mind, it’d be easy to dismiss the pork-liver disease link as an epidemiological fluke. However, some plausible mechanisms do exist.

The most likely contender involves nitrosamines, which are carcinogenic compounds created when nitrites and nitrates react with certain amines (from protein), particularly in high heat (60). These compounds have been linked to damage and cancer in a variety of organs, including the liver (61).

One of the biggest dietary sources of nitrosamines is processed pork, which, along with being a frequent visitor to the frying pan, typically contains nitrites and nitrates as curing agents. (Vegetables are also rich in naturally occurring nitrates, but their antioxidant content and dearth of protein help thwart the process of N-nitrosation, preventing them from becoming cancer-causing agents (62).)

Significant levels of nitrosamines have been found in pork liver pâté, bacon, sausage, ham and other cured meats (636465). The fatty portion of pork products, in particular, tends to accumulate much higher levels of nitrosamines than the lean bits, making bacon a particularly abundant source (66).

The presence of fat can also turn vitamin C into a nitrosamine promoter instead of a nitrosamine inhibitor, so pairing pork with veggies might not confer much protection (67).

Although much of the nitrosamine-liver cancer research has focused on rodents, where certain nitrosamines produce liver injury with remarkable ease, the effect appears in humans as well (6869). In fact, some researchers suggest humans may be even more sensitive to nitrosamines than mice and rats (70).

In Thailand, for instance, nitrosamines have been strongly linked to liver cancer in areas where other risk factors are low (71). A 2010 analysis of the NIH-AARP cohort found red meat (including pork), processed meat (including processed pork), nitrates and nitrites to be positively associated with chronic liver disease. Rubber workers, occupationally exposed to nitrosamines, have faced extremely high rates of non-alcohol-related liver disease and cancer (72).

Do nitrosamines prove a chain of causation between pork, liver-harming compounds and liver disease? The evidence is currently too patchy to make that claim, but the risk is plausible enough to justify limiting nitrosamine-containing (or nitrosamine-producing) pork products, including bacon, ham, hot dogs and sausages made with sodium nitrite or potassium nitrate.

Summary: Strong epidemiological links exist between pork consumption and liver disease. If these links reflect cause and effect, one culprit might be N-nitroso compounds, which are found abundantly in processed pork products cooked at high temperatures.

4. Yersinia

For years, pork’s precautionary motto was “well-done or bust,” a consequence of fears about trichinosis, a type of roundworm infection that ravaged pork consumers throughout much of the 20th century (73).

Thanks to changes in feeding practices, farm hygiene and quality control, pig-borne trichinosis has dropped off the radar, inviting pink pork back onto the menu.

But pork’s relaxed heat rules may have opened the doors for a different type of infection — yersiniosis, which is caused by Yersinia bacteria. In the US alone, Yersiniacauses 35 deaths and almost 117,000 cases of food poisoning each year (74). Its chief entry route for humans? Undercooked pork.

Yersiniosis’s acute symptoms are rough enough — fever, pain, bloody diarrhea — but its long-term consequences are what should really ring alarm bells. Victims of Yersiniapoisoning face a 47-times higher risk of reactive arthritis, a type of inflammatory joint disease triggered by infection (75).

Even children become post-Yersinia arthritis targets, sometimes requiring chemical synovectomy (the injection of osmic acid into a troubled joint) to relieve persistent pain (7677).

And in the less-common instances where Yersinia doesn’t bring the typical feverish, diarrheic unpleasantries? Reactive arthritis can develop even when the original infection was asymptomatic, leaving some victims unaware that their arthritis is a consequence of food-borne illness (78).

Although reactive arthritis usually subsides on its own over time, Yersinia victims remain at higher risk of chronic joint problems, including ankylosing spondylitis, sacroiliitis, tenosynovitis and rheumatoid arthritis, for years on end (798081).

Some evidence suggests that Yersinia can lead to neurological complications (82). Infected individuals with iron overload may be at higher risk of multiple liver abscesses, potentially leading to death (838485). And among people who are genetically susceptible, anterior uveitis, inflammation of the eye’s iris, is also more likely following a bout of Yersinia (8687).

Lastly, via molecular mimicry, Yersinia infection could also raise the risk of Graves’ disease, an autoimmune condition characterized by excessive thyroid hormone production (8889).

The solution? Bring on the heat. The majority of pork products (69% of tested samples, according to a Consumer Reports analysis) are contaminated with Yersiniabacteria, and the only way to safeguard against infection is through proper cooking. An internal temperature of at least 145°F for whole pork and 160°F for ground pork is necessary to decimate any lingering pathogen.

Summary: Undercooked pork can transmit Yersinia bacteria, causing short-term illness and raising the risk of reactive arthritis, chronic joint conditions, Graves’ disease and other complications.

In Conclusion

So, should health-savvy omnivores scrap pork from the menu?

The jury’s still out. For two of pork’s problems — hepatitis E and Yersinia — aggressive cooking and safe handling are enough to minimize the risk. And due to a shortage of controlled, pork-centric research capable of establishing causation, pork’s other red flags spring from epidemiology — a field rife with confounders and unjustified confidence.

Worse, many diet-and-disease studies lump pork together with other types of red meat, diluting whatever associations might exist with pork alone.

These issues make it hard to isolate the health effects of pig-derived products and determine the safety of their consumption.

That being said, caution is probably warranted. The sheer magnitude, consistency and mechanistic plausibility of pork’s connection with several serious diseases make the chances of a true risk more likely.

Until further research is available, you might want to think twice about going hog-wild on pork.

This article was originally published by Authority Nutrition.

 

 

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Larsen holds a 45-pin lead over 18-time PBA Tour titlist Chris Barnes of Double Oak, Texas, in second with a 5,353 pinfall. Three-time PBA Tour winner Marshall Kent of Yakima, Wash., is third with 5,346.

Trey Ford III, the 16-year-old PBA member from Bartlesville, Okla., advanced to the fourth round with a 10th-place 5,199 pinfall total. He bowled games of 234, 218, 235, 163, 213, 183, 236 and 206 in the third round.

“I’m a little surprised how well I’m doing because when I practiced on these conditions at home I didn’t do that well,” said the high school sophomore who uses the unique two-handed delivery. “Generally, I feel comfortable making the adjustments I need to make – I’m just trying to learn as much as I can.

“If I have a bad game or get a split, I just have to remember that there are more opportunities and more bowling to go.”

Ford has been a PBA member since age 13 and has three top-10 finishes in PBA regional competition with a best of sixth.

Saturday’s stepladder round will feature players who qualified fifth through ninth with the winner advancing to the no. 5 qualifying position to join the tournament’s top four qualifiers for Sunday’s stepladder final.

Friday’s final qualifying round will be streamed live on PBA’s online bowling channel Xtra Frame beginning at 9:30 EDT (8:30 CT). For subscription and schedule information click on www.xtraframe.tv.

GRAND CASINO HOTEL & RESORT PBA OKLAHOMA OPEN

FireLake Bowling Center, Shawnee, Okla., Thursday

Third Round (after 24 games. Top 33 players advance to Friday’s fourth round)

1, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 5,398.
2, Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 5,353.
3, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., 5,346.
4, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 5,277.
5, Jason Sterner, Rockledge, Fla., 5,274.
6, Rhino Page, Orlando, Fla., 5,266.
7, Tom Daugherty, Riverview, Fla., 5,243.
8, EJ Tackett, Huntington, Ind., 5,213.
9, Tom Smallwood, Saginaw, Mich., 5,203.
10, Trey Ford III, Bartlesville, Okla., 5,199.
11, Sam Cooley, Australia, 5,187.
12, Jason Belmonte, Australia, 5,158.
13, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 5,157.
14, Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 5,150.
15, Kyle Sherman, O'Fallon, Mo., 5,139.
16, Francois Lavoie, Canada, 5,127.
16, Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, 5,127.
18, John Szczerbinski, N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 5,116.
19, Dom Barrett, England, 5,088.
20, Martin Larsen, Sweden, 5,087.
21, Wes Malott, Pflugerville, Texas, 5,085.
22, Stuart Williams, England, 5,083.
23, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Oxford, Fla., 5,081.
24, Ronnie Russell, Marion, Ind., 5,071.
25, Craig Nidiffer, Trenton, Mich., 5,064.
26, Brad Angelo, Lockport, N.Y., 5,061.
27, AJ Johnson, Oswego, Ill., 5,057.
28, Gary Faulkner Jr., Memphis, Tenn., 5,045.
29, Anthony Simonsen, Austin, Texas, 5,030.
30, Dick Allen, Columbia, S.C., 5,019.
31, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., 5,014.
32, Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., 4,999.
33, Amleto Monacelli, Venezuela, 4,998.

Did not advance
34, Sean Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 4,993.
35, Kristopher Prather, Milton, Fla., 4,991.
36, Brandon Novak, Chillicothe, Ohio, 4,979.
37, Dylan Burns, Lawrence, Kan., 4,975.
38, Zeke Bayt, Westerville, Ohio, 4,965.
39, Richie Teece, England, 4,963.
40, Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 4,951.
41, (tie) DJ Archer, Friendswood, Texas, and Jon Van Hees, Charlestown, R.I., 4,947.
43, Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 4,944.
44, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz., 4,943.
45, (tie) Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich., and Chris Loschetter, Avon, Ohio, 4,932.
47, J.R. Raymond, Clinton Twp., Mich., 4,927.
48, Devin Bidwell, Wichita, Kan., 4,923.
49, Ryan Ciminelli, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 4,917.
50, Jesse Buss, Belvidere, Ill., 4,916.
51, Kim Bolleby, Thailand, 4,904.
52, Gabriel Garcia, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 4,901.
53, Shota Kawazoe, Japan, 4,879.
54, Graham Fach, Canada, 4,876.
55, AJ Chapman, Wichita, Kan., 4,875.
56, Osku Palermaa, Finland, 4,873.
57, Ahmed Alawadhi, Bahrain, 4,870.
58, Ryan Shafer, Horseheads, N.Y., 4,868.
59, Francois Louw, South Africa, 4,867.
60, Kurt Pilon, Warren, Mich., 4,860.
61, (tie) Patrick Allen, Elmwood Park, N.J., Chris Via, Springfield, Ohio, and James Cantere, Oklahoma City, 4,858.
64, Bill O'Neill, Langhorne, Pa., 4,851.
65, Anthony Lavery-Spahr, Pasadena, Texas, 4,844.
66, Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 4,841.
67, Darren Tang, San Francisco, 4,812.
68, Brian LeClair, Athens, NY, 4,792.
69, Osama Hassan, Bahrain, 4,789.
70, Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 4,783.
71, Tom Sorce, Blasdell, N.Y., 4,780.
72, Ramon Hilferink, Netherlands, 4,761.
73, Dylan Macon, Lubbock, Texas, 4,737.
74, Dino Castillo, Highland Village, Texas, 4,735.
75, Paul Brewbaker, Midwest City, Okla., 4,732.
76, Matthew Sanders, Evansville, Ind., 4,708.
77, Isaac Kim, Lebanon, Pa., 4,660.
78, Jeff Hatt, Oklahoma City, 4,655.
79, (tie) Brad Miller, Maryland Heights, Mo., and Isaac Russell, Malaysia, 4,654.
81, Michael Houtz, Myerstown, Pa., 4,575.
82, Kenneth Bland Jr., Jacksonville, Texas, 4,549.
83, Omar Rashid, Bahrain, 4,522.
84, Tom Hess, Urbandale, Iowa, 4,376.
85, Tyson Branagan, Fort Worth, Texas, 4,358.
86, Cody Shoemaker, Hanover, Pa., 4,304.
87, Armando Santacruz, Ecuador, 4,296.
88, William Tarpein, McDonough, Ga., 4,058.
89, Jose Rosero, Ecuador, 4,009.
90, Yebgueni Velez, Ecuador, 3,885.

300 games (1) – Walter Ray Williams Jr.


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          Offer - 12FT Family Gardon Amuement Round Spring Trampoline With Net Inside (6 Leg - 12 Pole) - Chinautla   
Funny outdoor trampoline, round shapeMax user weight: 150kgs Various color, design and size Easy to assemble with instructions and tools included.Suitable for children and adultsWelcome OEM and ODMPlace of Origin: Zhejiang, China (Mainland)Size: 12FTApproval: TUV/GS, CE, EN71 To EC type-examination certificate Registration No. 44 791 13190401Test in accordance with:EN71-1 + A3: 2014EN71-2 + A1: 2014EN71-3 + A1: 2014EN71-14: 201412FT-6W-12P 12FT Trampoline  ( DiaΦ366 cm, Height 85 cm) (Max. User Weight 150 KG) ITEM QTY SPECS 1) Top Rail 12Ø 42*1.5mm 2) W-Leg 6 Ø 38*1.5mm 3) Leg-Extension 12Ø 38*1.5mm 4) Jumping Mat 1PP,280g/m²,Ø3180mm, 72 V-rings,      circle 8 rows of stitching by strong polyester sewing thread 5) Springs 72 Φ22*L165mm (Φ3.0*38N) 6) Frame Pad 1310g/m² PVC(500D) + 14mm EPE foam + 130g/m² PE 12FT Enclosure   (Total Height 250 cm) ITEM QTY SPECS 1) Net 1PE, Height 165 cm    Black colour, Inside type, 3*3mm mesh, with zipper entrance 2) Net Pole 12 Φ28*1.2mm      12 upper pole + 12 lower pole, each wraped by      blue EPE foam tube (Φ48*T10mm) 3)'8' shaped Clamp 12×2Fix Net Pole to Leg quicklyOptional Accessories: Ladder, Rain Cover, Shoe Bag, Anchor Kit, Basketball HoopWe also offer the replacement parts: Jumping Mat, Pad, Net, Rain Cover, Springs, etc..Optional Size: 6FT,8FT,10FT,12FT,13FT,14FT,15FT,16FTTrampoline:1) Steel Tubes: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinccoating(Including W-Leg, Leg-Extension, Top Rail, Net Poles)2) Jumping Mat: 280g/m2, woven fabric with PP(polypropylene) filament,UV-resistant,Fade-resistant, heavy duty.(Customized Logo on centre on base of MOQ)3) Springs: 70# strong steel wire, zinc coating.4) Frame Pad: Foam thickness option ( 12mm,14mm,16mm,18mm,20mm, 25mm)Color Option ( Dark Blue, Dark Green, Light Green, Red, Yellow, Pink, Orange, Purple)130g/m2 PE + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC450g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC550g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVCPVC (polyvinyl chloride): 500D, water proofMiddle EPE foam: closed cell foam, high density, won't mildew or deformPE (polyethylene): not good as PVC, so is put on bottom to avoid sunlight and rainEnclosure:1) Safety Net: Strong PE filamentBlack, outside Frame Cover, with black PE sleeve3*3mm meshZipper entrance, bottom with elastic hooks2) Net Poles: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinc coatingFormed by upper pole + lower pole, each one wrapped by EPE foam tubeEPE foam tube: Φ48mm× 10mm thickPacking Condition:Trampoline in 5 ply brown box (lid and tray) with strap closed.Spare parts in 5 ply or 3 ply brown box ( top opening box) with strap closed or tape closed.Delivery time:As usual, 20~25 days after depositPayment Term:T/T, L/CSample ( Important Notice):As Trampoline is very big and heavy, shipping cost by air is too expensive. We usually suggest customer(by sea) to put it in recent container which will leave China soon.Customer need to pay sample cost and shipping cost. We finish sample within 7 days after received 100% payment in advanceOrder Process:1. Negotiation on detailed specs requirement, prices, delivery time.2. Make agreement and finalize order3. We start production after received 30% T/T deposit or original irrevocable L/C at sight.4. We  finish production within 20~25 days (general time).5. Load on board and shipped from Chinese Port ( we ship from Ningbo port most,  we do  declaration to our customs)6. Buyer pay the balance after seeing copy of B/L, Seller arrange telex release or send original documents to Buyer. (L/C is different, the bank will pay to negotiation bank on base there is no discrepancy on all documents and tansfer them to Buyer)6. Container arrived in destination port, Buyer cleared their customs and pick up goods.7. During the selling or After the sale, Buyer could reflect the condition( good or bad news) to us, we will congratulate good news and also deal with complaints  instantly, carefully, sincerely.We look forward long term business relationship.  Our Trampoline has been approved by TUV/GS, CE, popular in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Thailand.  Welcome to enquire at any time. You can also browse our website on Alibaba (www.sxjiansheng.cn) We are Manufacturer, only produce Trampoline, and offer related parts. Our factory is located in Shangyu District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang, China. 80km to Ningbo Port. We warmly welcome customers all around the world to visit us and establish long term cooperation business relationship.The most we produce is Round Trampoline, we also produce Rectangular Trampoline, Oval Trampoline, Octangle Trampoline. Same Trampoline, we may have different names such as Trampoline with Enclosure, Trampoline with Net, Trampoline with Ladder, Big Trampoline, Large Trampoline, Spring Trampoline, Garden Trampoline, Children Trampoline, Amusement Trampoline, Classic Trampoline, Trampoline Equipment, Fiberglass Trampoline, Trampoline with Circle on Top
          Offer - 8FT New Round Spring Trampoline With Curved Poles - Chinautla   
Max. User Weight: 100KGApproval: TUV/GS, CE, EN71 To EC type-examination certificate Registration No. 44 791 13190401Test in accordance with:EN71-1 + A3: 2014EN71-2 + A1: 2014EN71-3 + A1: 2014EN71-14: 2014Trampoline:1) Steel Tubes: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinc  coating    (Including W-Leg, Leg-Extension, Top Rail, Net Poles)2) Jumping Mat: 280g/m2, woven fabric with PP(polypropylene) filament, UV-resistant,Fade-resistant, heavy duty.(Customized Logo on centre on base of MOQ)3) Springs: 70# strong steel wire, zinc coating.4) Frame Pad: Foam thickness option ( 12mm,14mm,16mm,18mm,20mm, 25mm)Color Option ( Dark Blue, Dark Green, Light Green, Red, Yellow, Pink, Orange, Purple)130g/m2 PE + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC450g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC550g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVCPVC (polyvinyl chloride): 500D, water proofMiddle EPE foam: closed cell foam, high density, won't mildew or deformPE (polyethylene): not good as PVC, so is put on bottom to avoid sunlight and rainEnclosure:1) Safety Net: Strong PE filamentBlack, outside Frame Cover, with black PE sleeve3*3mm meshZipper entrance, bottom with elastic hooks2) Net Poles: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinc coatingFormed by upper pole + lower pole, each one wrapped by EPE foam tubeEPE foam tube: Φ48mm× 10mm thick8FT-3W-6P 8FT Trampoline  ( DiaΦ244 cm, Height 51 cm) (Max. User Weight 100 KG) ITEM QTY SPECS 1) Top Rail 6Ø  38*1.5mm 2) W-Leg 3 Ø  38*1.5mm 3) Leg-Extension 6Ø  38*1.5mm 4) Jumping Mat 1PP,280g/m²,Ø 2020mm, 48 V-rings,      circle 8 rows of stitching by strong polyester sewing thread 5) Springs 48 Φ22*L135mm (Φ3.0*28N) 6) Frame Pad 1310g/m² PVC(500D) + 14mm EPE foam + 130g/m² PE 8FT Enclosure  (with Fiberglass rod on Top, curving pole) (Total Height 216 cm) ITEM QTY SPECS Net (with fiberglass rod) 1PE, Height 165 cm    Black colour, Inside type with sleeve on top, 3*3mm mesh, with zipper entrance 2) Net Pole      (Curving Pole) 6 Φ28*1.2mm      6 upper pole + 6 lower pole, each wrapped by      blue EPE foam tube (Φ48*T10mm) Optional Accessories: Ladder, Rain Cover, Shoe Bag, Anchor Kit, Basketball HoopWe also offer the replacement parts: Jumping Mat, Pad, Net, Rain Cover, Springs, etc..Optional Size: 6FT,8FT,10FT,12FT,13FT,14FT,15FT,16FTPacking Condition:Trampoline in 5 ply brown box (lid and tray) with strap closed.Spare parts in 5 ply or 3 ply brown box ( top opening box) with strap closed or tape closed.Delivery time:As usual, 20~25 days after depositPayment Term:T/T, L/CSample ( Important Notice):As Trampoline is very big and heavy, shipping cost by air is too expensive. We usually suggest customer(by sea) to put it in recent container which will leave China soon.Customer need to pay sample cost and shipping cost. We finish sample within 7 days after received 100% payment in advanceOrder Process:1. Negotiation on detailed specs requirement, prices, delivery time.2. Make agreement and finalize order3. We start production after received 30% T/T deposit or original irrevocable L/C at sight.4. We  finish production within 20~25 days (general time).5. Load on board and shipped from Chinese Port ( we ship from Ningbo port most,  we do  declaration to our customs)6. Buyer pay the balance after seeing copy of B/L, Seller arrange telex release or send original documents to Buyer. (L/C is different, the bank will pay to negotiation bank on base there is no discrepancy on all documents and tansfer them to Buyer)6. Container arrived in destination port, Buyer cleared their customs and pick up goods.7. During the selling or After the sale, Buyer could reflect the condition( good or bad news) to us, we will congratulate good news and also deal with complaints  instantly, carefully, sincerely.We look forward long term business relationship.Our Trampoline has been approved by TUV/GS, CE, popular in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Thailand.  Welcome to enquire at any time. You can also browse our website on Alibaba (www.sxjiansheng.cn) We are Manufacturer, only produce Trampoline, and offer related parts. Our factory is located in Shangyu District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang, China. 80km to Ningbo Port. We warmly welcome customers all around the world to visit us and establish long term cooperation business relationship.The most we produce is Round Trampoline, we also produce Rectangular Trampoline, Oval Trampoline, Octangle Trampoline. Same Trampoline, we may have different names such as Trampoline with Enclosure, Trampoline with Net, Trampoline with Ladder, Big Trampoline, Large Trampoline, Spring Trampoline, Garden Trampoline, Children Trampoline, Amusement Trampoline, Classic Trampoline, Trampoline Equipment, Fiberglass Trampoline, Trampoline with Circle on Top
          Offer - 8FT New Round Spring Fiberglass Rod Trampoline - Chinautla   
Place of Origin: Zhejiang, China (Mainland)Size: 8FTMax. User Weight: 150KGApproval: TUV/GS, CE, EN71 To EC type-examination certificate Registration No. 44 791 13190401Test in accordance with:EN71-1 + A3: 2014EN71-2 + A1: 2014EN71-3 + A1: 2014EN71-14: 2014Optional Accessories: Ladder, Rain Cover, Shoe Bag, Anchor Kit, Basketball HoopWe also offer the replacement parts: Jumping Mat, Pad, Net, Rain Cover, Springs, etc..Optional Size: 6FT,8FT,10FT,12FT,13FT,14FT,15FT,16FT8FT-3W-6P 8FT Trampoline  ( DiaΦ244 cm, Height 51 cm) (Max. User Weight 100 KG) ITEM QTY SPECS 1) Top Rail 6Ø 38*1.5mm 2) W-Leg 3 Ø 38*1.5mm 3) Leg-Extension 6Ø 38*1.5mm 4) Jumping Mat 1PP,280g/m²,Ø2020mm, 48 V-rings,  circle 8 rows of stitching by strong polyester sewing thread 5) Springs 48 Φ22*L135mm (Φ3.0*28N) 6) Frame Pad 1310g/m² PVC(500D) + 14mm EPE foam + 130g/m² PE 8FT Enclosure  (with Fiberglass rod on Top, Straight Pole) (Total Height 216 cm) ITEM QTY SPECS Net (with fiberglass rod) 1PE, Height 165 cmBlack colour, Inside type with sleeve on top, 3*3mm mesh, with zipper entrance 2) Net Pole  (Curving Pole) 6 Φ28*1.2mm  6 upper pole + 6 lower pole, each wrapped by  blue EPE foam tube (Φ48*T10mm) Trampoline:1) Steel Tubes: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinc  coating    (Including W-Leg, Leg-Extension, Top Rail, Net Poles)2) Jumping Mat: 280g/m2, woven fabric with PP(polypropylene) filament, UV-resistant,Fade-resistant, heavy duty.(Customized Logo on centre on base of MOQ)3) Springs: 70# strong steel wire, zinc coating.4) Frame Pad: Foam thickness option ( 12mm,14mm,16mm,18mm,20mm, 25mm)Color Option ( Dark Blue, Dark Green, Light Green, Red, Yellow, Pink, Orange, Purple)130g/m2 PE + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC450g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC550g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVCPVC (polyvinyl chloride): 500D, water proofMiddle EPE foam: closed cell foam, high density, won't mildew or deformPE (polyethylene): not good as PVC, so is put on bottom to avoid sunlight and rainEnclosure:1) Safety Net: Strong PE filamentBlack, outside Frame Cover, with black PE sleeve3*3mm meshZipper entrance, bottom with elastic hooks2) Net Poles: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinc coatingFormed by upper pole + lower pole, each one wrapped by EPE foam tubeEPE foam tube: Φ48mm× 10mm thickPacking Condition:Trampoline in 5 ply brown box (lid and tray) with strap closed.Spare parts in 5 ply or 3 ply brown box ( top opening box) with strap closed or tape closed.Delivery time:As usual, 20~25 days after depositPayment Term:T/T, L/CSample ( Important Notice):As Trampoline is very big and heavy, shipping cost by air is too expensive. We usually suggest customer(by sea) to put it in recent container which will leave China soon.Customer need to pay sample cost and shipping cost. We finish sample within 7 days after received 100% payment in advanceOrder Process:1. Negotiation on detailed specs requirement, prices, delivery time.2. Make agreement and finalize order3. We start production after received 30% T/T deposit or original irrevocable L/C at sight.4. We  finish production within 20~25 days (general time).5. Load on board and shipped from Chinese Port ( we ship from Ningbo port most,  we do  declaration to our customs)6. Buyer pay the balance after seeing copy of B/L, Seller arrange telex release or send original documents to Buyer. (L/C is different, the bank will pay to negotiation bank on base there is no discrepancy on all documents and tansfer them to Buyer)6. Container arrived in destination port, Buyer cleared their customs and pick up goods.7. During the selling or After the sale, Buyer could reflect the condition( good or bad news) to us, we will congratulate good news and also deal with complaints  instantly, carefully, sincerely.We look forward long term business relationship.Our Trampoline has been approved by TUV/GS, CE, popular in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Thailand.  Welcome to enquire at any time. You can also browse our website on Alibaba (www.sxjiansheng.cn) We are Manufacturer, only produce Trampoline, and offer related parts. Our factory is located in Shangyu District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang, China. 80km to Ningbo Port. We warmly welcome customers all around the world to visit us and establish long term cooperation business relationship.The most we produce is Round Trampoline, we also produce Rectangular Trampoline, Oval Trampoline, Octangle Trampoline. Same Trampoline, we may have different names such as Trampoline with Enclosure, Trampoline with Net, Trampoline with Ladder, Big Trampoline, Large Trampoline, Spring Trampoline, Garden Trampoline, Children Trampoline, Amusement Trampoline, Classic Trampoline, Trampoline Equipment, Fiberglass Trampoline, Trampoline with Circle on Top
          Offer - 10FT Family Gardon Amusement Round Spring Trampoline With Net Outside - Chinautla   
10FT (305cm) Trampoline is the most popular size in Germany, United Kingdom, France, Poland, Czech Republic. Quick Details4 Legs (Ø 38*1.5mm)8 Top Rails (Ø 38*1.5mm)8 Poles (Φ28*1.2mm) Jumping Mat(8 rows stitching with strong thread) with 64 V-rings64 pcs heavy duty galvanized springsFrame Pad: 310g PVC + 14mm EPE + 130g PESafety Net: Black PE with PE sleeve.Place of Origin: Zhejiang, China (Mainland)Size: 10FTMax. User Weight: 150KGApproval: TUV/GS, CE, EN71 To EC type-examination certificate Registration No. 44 791 13190401Test in accordance with:EN71-1 + A3: 2014EN71-2 + A1: 2014EN71-3 + A1: 2014EN71-14: 201410FT-4W-8P 10FT Trampoline  ( DiaΦ305 cm, Height 65 cm) (Max. User Weight 150 KG) ITEM QTY SPECS 1) Top Rail 8Ø38*1.5mm 2) W-Leg 4 Ø38*1.5mm 3) Leg-Extension 8Ø38*1.5mm 4) Jumping Mat 1PP,280g/²,Ø2630mm, 64 V-rings,      circle 8 rows of stitching by strong polyester sewing thread 5) Springs 64 Φ22*L135mm (Φ3.0*28N) 6) Frame Pad 1310g/² PVC(500D) + 14mm EPE foam + 130g/² PE 10FT Enclosure   (Total Height 230 cm) ITEM QTY SPECS 1) Net 1PE, Height 165 cm    Black colour, Outside type, 3*3mm mesh, with zipper entrance 2) Net Pole 8 Φ28*1.2mm      8 upper pole + 8 lower pole, each wraped by      blue EPE foam tube (Φ48*T10mm) 3) Clamp 8×2Fix Net Pole to Leg quicklyOptional Accessories: Ladder, Rain Cover, Shoe Bag, Anchor Kit, Basketball HoopWe also offer the replacement parts: Jumping Mat, Pad, Net, Rain Cover, Springs, etc..Optional Size: 6FT,8FT,10FT,12FT,13FT,14FT,15FT,16FTTrampoline:1) Steel Tubes: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinccoating(Including W-Leg, Leg-Extension, Top Rail, Net Poles)2) Jumping Mat: 280g/m2, woven fabric with PP(polypropylene) filament,UV-resistant,Fade-resistant, heavy duty.(Customized Logo on centre on base of MOQ)3) Springs: 70# strong steel wire, zinc coating.4) Frame Pad: Foam thickness option ( 12mm,14mm,16mm,18mm,20mm, 25mm)Color Option ( Dark Blue, Dark Green, Light Green, Red, Yellow, Pink, Orange, Purple)130g/m2 PE + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC450g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC550g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVCPVC (polyvinyl chloride): 500D, water proofMiddle EPE foam: closed cell foam, high density, won't mildew or deformPE (polyethylene): not good as PVC, so is put on bottom to avoid sunlight and rainEnclosure:1) Safety Net: Strong PE filamentBlack, outside Frame Cover, with black PE sleeve3*3mm meshZipper entrance, bottom with elastic hooks2) Net Poles: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinc coatingFormed by upper pole + lower pole, each one wrapped by EPE foam tubeEPE foam tube: Φ48mm× 10mm thickPacking Condition:Trampoline in 5 ply brown box (lid and tray) with strap closed.Spare parts in 5 ply or 3 ply brown box ( top opening box) with strap closed or tape closed.Delivery time:As usual, 20~25 days after depositPayment Term:T/T, L/CSample ( Important Notice):As Trampoline is very big and heavy, shipping cost by air is too expensive. We usually suggest customer(by sea) to put it in recent container which will leave China soon.Customer need to pay sample cost and shipping cost. We finish sample within 7 days after received 100% payment in advanceOrder Process:1. Negotiation on detailed specs requirement, prices, delivery time.2. Make agreement and finalize order3. We start production after received 30% T/T deposit or original irrevocable L/C at sight.4. We  finish production within 20~25 days (general time).5. Load on board and shipped from Chinese Port ( we ship from Ningbo port most,  we do  declaration to our customs)6. Buyer pay the balance after seeing copy of B/L, Seller arrange telex release or send original documents to Buyer. (L/C is different, the bank will pay to negotiation bank on base there is no discrepancy on all documents and tansfer them to Buyer)6. Container arrived in destination port, Buyer cleared their customs and pick up goods.7. During the selling or After the sale, Buyer could reflect the condition( good or bad news) to us, we will congratulate good news and also deal with complaints  instantly, carefully, sincerely.We look forward long term business relationship.  Our Trampoline has been approved by TUV/GS, CE, popular in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Thailand.  Welcome to enquire at any time. You can also browse our website on Alibaba (www.sxjiansheng.cn) We are Manufacturer, only produce Trampoline, and offer related parts. Our factory is located in Shangyu District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang, China. 80km to Ningbo Port. We warmly welcome customers all around the world to visit us and establish long term cooperation business relationship.The most we produce is Round Trampoline, we also produce Rectangular Trampoline, Oval Trampoline, Octangle Trampoline. Same Trampoline, we may have different names such as Trampoline with Enclosure, Trampoline with Net, Trampoline with Ladder, Big Trampoline, Large Trampoline, Spring Trampoline, Garden Trampoline, Children Trampoline, Amusement Trampoline, Classic Trampoline, Trampoline Equipment, Fiberglass Trampoline, Trampoline with Circle on Top
          Offer - 10FT Family Gardon Amusement Round Spring Trampoline With Net Inside - Chinautla   
Creates a fun jumping experience without limiting visibilityEnsures maximum safety by connecting The Net between the pad and jumping matHighly durable Polyethylene-Quality Safety Net and easy to installDual closure entry with zipper and bucklesMaterial: Heavy Duty Premium Polypropylene Mesh Material has 8 row stitching.UV-resistant, Water & Fade Resistant MatQuick DetailsPlace of Origin: Zhejiang, China (Mainland)Size: 10FTMax. User Weight: 150KGApproval: TUV/GS, CE, EN71 To EC type-examination certificate Registration No. 44 791 13190401Test in accordance with:EN71-1 + A3: 2014EN71-2 + A1: 2014EN71-3 + A1: 2014EN71-14: 201410FT-4W-8P 10FT Trampoline  ( DiaΦ305 cm, Height 65 cm) (Max. User Weight 150 KG) ITEM QTY SPECS 1) Top Rail 8Ø 38*1.5mm 2) W-Leg 4 Ø 38*1.5mm 3) Leg-Extension 8Ø 38*1.5mm 4) Jumping Mat 1PP,280g/m²,Ø2630mm, 64 V-rings,      circle 8 rows of stitching by strong polyester sewing thread 5) Springs 64 Φ22*L135mm (Φ3.0*28N) 6) Frame Pad 1310g/m² PVC(500D) + 14mm EPE foam + 130g/m² PE 10FT Enclosure   (Total Height 230 cm) ITEM QTY SPECS 1) Net 1PE, Height 165 cm    Black colour, Inside type, 3*3mm mesh, with zipper entrance 2) Net Pole 8 Φ28*1.2mm      8 upper pole + 8 lower pole, each wraped by      blue EPE foam tube (Φ48*T10mm) 3) Clamp 8×2Fix Net Pole to Leg quicklyOptional Accessories: Ladder, Rain Cover, Shoe Bag, Anchor Kit, Basketball HoopWe also offer the replacement parts: Jumping Mat, Pad, Net, Rain Cover, Springs, etc..Optional Size: 6FT,8FT,10FT,12FT,13FT,14FT,15FT,16FTTrampoline:1) Steel Tubes: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinccoating(Including W-Leg, Leg-Extension, Top Rail, Net Poles)2) Jumping Mat: 280g/m2, woven fabric with PP(polypropylene) filament,UV-resistant,Fade-resistant, heavy duty.(Customized Logo on centre on base of MOQ)3) Springs: 70# strong steel wire, zinc coating.4) Frame Pad: Foam thickness option ( 12mm,14mm,16mm,18mm,20mm, 25mm)Color Option ( Dark Blue, Dark Green, Light Green, Red, Yellow, Pink, Orange, Purple)130g/m2 PE + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC450g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC550g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVCPVC (polyvinyl chloride): 500D, water proofMiddle EPE foam: closed cell foam, high density, won't mildew or deformPE (polyethylene): not good as PVC, so is put on bottom to avoid sunlight and rainEnclosure:1) Safety Net: Strong PE filamentBlack, outside Frame Cover, with black PE sleeve3*3mm meshZipper entrance, bottom with elastic hooks2) Net Poles: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinc coatingFormed by upper pole + lower pole, each one wrapped by EPE foam tubeEPE foam tube: Φ48mm× 10mm thickPacking Condition:Trampoline in 5 ply brown box (lid and tray) with strap closed.Spare parts in 5 ply or 3 ply brown box ( top opening box) with strap closed or tape closed.Delivery time:As usual, 20~25 days after depositPayment Term:T/T, L/CSample ( Important Notice):As Trampoline is very big and heavy, shipping cost by air is too expensive. We usually suggest customer(by sea) to put it in recent container which will leave China soon.Customer need to pay sample cost and shipping cost. We finish sample within 7 days after received 100% payment in advanceOrder Process:1. Negotiation on detailed specs requirement, prices, delivery time.2. Make agreement and finalize order3. We start production after received 30% T/T deposit or original irrevocable L/C at sight.4. We  finish production within 20~25 days (general time).5. Load on board and shipped from Chinese Port ( we ship from Ningbo port most,  we do  declaration to our customs)6. Buyer pay the balance after seeing copy of B/L, Seller arrange telex release or send original documents to Buyer. (L/C is different, the bank will pay to negotiation bank on base there is no discrepancy on all documents and tansfer them to Buyer)6. Container arrived in destination port, Buyer cleared their customs and pick up goods.7. During the selling or After the sale, Buyer could reflect the condition( good or bad news) to us, we will congratulate good news and also deal with complaints  instantly, carefully, sincerely.We look forward long term business relationship.  Our Trampoline has been approved by TUV/GS, CE, popular in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Thailand.  Welcome to enquire at any time. You can also browse our website on Alibaba (www.sxjiansheng.cn) We are Manufacturer, only produce Trampoline, and offer related parts. Our factory is located in Shangyu District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang, China. 80km to Ningbo Port. We warmly welcome customers all around the world to visit us and establish long term cooperation business relationship.The most we produce is Round Trampoline, we also produce Rectangular Trampoline, Oval Trampoline, Octangle Trampoline. Same Trampoline, we may have different names such as Trampoline with Enclosure, Trampoline with Net, Trampoline with Ladder, Big Trampoline, Large Trampoline, Spring Trampoline, Garden Trampoline, Children Trampoline, Amusement Trampoline, Classic Trampoline, Trampoline Equipment, Fiberglass Trampoline, Trampoline with Circle on Top
          Offer - 16FT New Round Spring Trampoline For Sale - Chinautla   
Optional Accessories: Ladder, Rain Cover, Shoe Bag, Anchor Kit, Basketball HoopWe also offer the replacement parts: Jumping Mat, Pad, Net, Rain Cover, Springs, etc..Optional Size: 6FT,8FT,10FT,12FT,13FT,14FT,15FT,16FTQuick DetailsPlace of Origin: Zhejiang, China (Mainland)Size: 16FTMax. User Weight: 150KGApproval: TUV/GS, CE, EN71 To EC type-examination certificate Registration No. 44 791 13190401Test in accordance with:EN71-1 + A3: 2014EN71-2 + A1: 2014EN71-3 + A1: 2014EN71-14: 201416FT-6W-12P 16FT Trampoline  ( DiaΦ487 cm, Height 96 cm) (Max. User Weight 150 KG) ITEM QTY SPECS 1) Top Rail 12Ø 42*1.5mm 2) W-Leg 6 Ø 38*1.5mm 3) Leg-Extension 12Ø 38*1.5mm 4) Jumping Mat 1PP,280g/m²,Ø4330mm, 108 V-rings,      circle 8 rows of stitching by strong polyester sewing thread 5) Springs 108 Φ24*L178mm (Φ3.1*40N) 6) Frame Pad 1310g/m² PVC(500D) + 14mm EPE foam + 130g/m² PE 16FT Enclosure  (with Fiberglass rod on Top, curving pole) (Total Height 276 cm) ITEM QTY SPECS Net (with fiberglass rod) 1PE, Height 180 cm    Black colour, Inside type with sleeve on top, 3*3mm mesh, with zipper entrance 2) Net Pole      (Curving Pole) 12 Φ28*1.2mm      12 upper pole + 12 lower pole, each wrapped by      blue EPE foam tube (Φ48*T10mm) Trampoline:1) Steel Tubes: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinc  coating    (Including W-Leg, Leg-Extension, Top Rail, Net Poles)2) Jumping Mat: 280g/m2, woven fabric with PP(polypropylene) filament, UV-resistant,Fade-resistant, heavy duty.(Customized Logo on centre on base of MOQ)3) Springs: 70# strong steel wire, zinc coating.4) Frame Pad: Foam thickness option ( 12mm,14mm,16mm,18mm,20mm, 25mm)Color Option ( Dark Blue, Dark Green, Light Green, Red, Yellow, Pink, Orange, Purple)130g/m2 PE + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC450g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC550g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVCPVC (polyvinyl chloride): 500D, water proofMiddle EPE foam: closed cell foam, high density, won't mildew or deformPE (polyethylene): not good as PVC, so is put on bottom to avoid sunlight and rainEnclosure:1) Safety Net: Strong PE filamentBlack, outside Frame Cover, with black PE sleeve3*3mm meshZipper entrance, bottom with elastic hooks2) Net Poles: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinc coatingFormed by upper pole + lower pole, each one wrapped by EPE foam tubeEPE foam tube: Φ48mm× 10mm thickPacking Condition:Trampoline in 5 ply brown box (lid and tray) with strap closed.Spare parts in 5 ply or 3 ply brown box ( top opening box) with strap closed or tape closed.Delivery time:As usual, 20~25 days after depositPayment Term:T/T, L/CSample ( Important Notice):As Trampoline is very big and heavy, shipping cost by air is too expensive. We usually suggest customer(by sea) to put it in recent container which will leave China soon.Customer need to pay sample cost and shipping cost. We finish sample within 7 days after received 100% payment in advanceOrder Process:1. Negotiation on detailed specs requirement, prices, delivery time.2. Make agreement and finalize order3. We start production after received 30% T/T deposit or original irrevocable L/C at sight.4. We  finish production within 20~25 days (general time).5. Load on board and shipped from Chinese Port ( we ship from Ningbo port most,  we do  declaration to our customs)6. Buyer pay the balance after seeing copy of B/L, Seller arrange telex release or send original documents to Buyer. (L/C is different, the bank will pay to negotiation bank on base there is no discrepancy on all documents and tansfer them to Buyer)6. Container arrived in destination port, Buyer cleared their customs and pick up goods.7. During the selling or After the sale, Buyer could reflect the condition( good or bad news) to us, we will congratulate good news and also deal with complaints  instantly, carefully, sincerely.We look forward long term business relationship.Our Trampoline has been approved by TUV/GS, CE, popular in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Thailand.  Welcome to enquire at any time. You can also browse our website on Alibaba (www.sxjiansheng.cn) We are Manufacturer, only produce Trampoline, and offer related parts. Our factory is located in Shangyu District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang, China. 80km to Ningbo Port. We warmly welcome customers all around the world to visit us and establish long term cooperation business relationship.The most we produce is Round Trampoline, we also produce Rectangular Trampoline, Oval Trampoline, Octangle Trampoline. Same Trampoline, we may have different names such as Trampoline with Enclosure, Trampoline with Net, Trampoline with Ladder, Big Trampoline, Large Trampoline, Spring Trampoline, Garden Trampoline, Children Trampoline, Amusement Trampoline, Classic Trampoline, Trampoline Equipment, Fiberglass Trampoline, Trampoline with Circle on Top
          Offer - 36'' Trampoline - Chinautla   
This 36 inch small trampoline is ideal for both children and adults. It can provide a great way to keep fit and lots of fun. It helps to improve your coordination, balance and agility, trims and shapes your legs, and burn calories while improving your cardiovascular and aerobic fitnessPlace of Origin: Zhejiang, China (Mainland)Size: 36 InchFrame Height: 21 cm6 legs30 pcs Springs25×25×1.0 mm steel tube, galvanized inside and outsidePVC pad with foamPacking Szie: 83 * 5.5 * 83 cm (6.5/7.5KG)Optional Size: 36 inch, 38 inch, 40 inch, 48 inchTrampoline:1) Steel Tubes: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinc  coating    (Including W-Leg, Leg-Extension, Top Rail, Net Poles)2) Jumping Mat: 280g/m2, woven fabric with PP(polypropylene) filament, UV-resistant,Fade-resistant, heavy duty.(Customized Logo on centre on base of MOQ)3) Springs: 70# strong steel wire, zinc coating.4) Frame Pad: PVC (polyvinyl chloride): 500D, water proofMiddle EPE foam: closed cell foam, high density, won't mildew or deformPacking Condition:Trampoline in 5 ply brown box (lid and tray) with strap closed.Spare parts in 5 ply or 3 ply brown box ( top opening box) with strap closed or tape closed.Delivery time:As usual, 20~25 days after depositPayment Term:T/T, L/CSample ( Important Notice):As Trampoline is very big and heavy, shipping cost by air is too expensive. We usually suggest customer(by sea) to put it in recent container which will leave China soon.Customer need to pay sample cost and shipping cost. We finish sample within 7 days after received 100% payment in advanceOrder Process:1. Negotiation on detailed specs requirement, prices, delivery time.2. Make agreement and finalize order3. We start production after received 30% T/T deposit or original irrevocable L/C at sight.4. We  finish production within 20~25 days (general time).5. Load on board and shipped from Chinese Port ( we ship from Ningbo port most,  we do  declaration to our customs)6. Buyer pay the balance after seeing copy of B/L, Seller arrange telex release or send original documents to Buyer. (L/C is different, the bank will pay to negotiation bank on base there is no discrepancy on all documents and tansfer them to Buyer)6. Container arrived in destination port, Buyer cleared their customs and pick up goods.7. During the selling or After the sale, Buyer could reflect the condition( good or bad news) to us, we will congratulate good news and also deal with complaints  instantly, carefully, sincerely.We look forward long term business relationship.Our Trampoline has been approved by TUV/GS, CE, popular in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Thailand.  Welcome to enquire at any time. You can also browse our website on Alibaba (www.sxjiansheng.cn) We are Manufacturer, only produce Trampoline, and offer related parts. Our factory is located in Shangyu District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang, China. 80km to Ningbo Port. We warmly welcome customers all around the world to visit us and establish long term cooperation business relationship.The most we produce is Round Trampoline, we also produce Rectangular Trampoline, Oval Trampoline, Octangle Trampoline. Same Trampoline, we may have different names such as Trampoline with Enclosure, Trampoline with Net, Trampoline with Ladder, Big Trampoline, Large Trampoline, Spring Trampoline, Garden Trampoline, Children Trampoline, Amusement Trampoline, Classic Trampoline, Trampoline Equipment, Fiberglass Trampoline, Trampoline with Circle on Top
          Offer - 40'' Trampoline - Chinautla   
Fun for your little kids, the little kids will be on and off it all day today!! Just jump, fold up, and jump again!Some assembly required for the legs and bar. The bar comes with a foam coated on the top so the kids have a firm grip. the protective cover is a nice touch, Springs are tight and lets the kids jump higher when they apply more force, It came with all the pieces, screws, and tools you need to assembleOptional Size: 36 inch, 38 inch, 40 inch, 48 inchSize: 38 InchFrame Height: 21 cm6 legs32 pcs  88 mm Springs25×25×1.0 mm steel tube, galvanized inside and outsidePVC pad with foamPacking Szie: 97 × 5.5 × 97 cm (7.5/8.5KG)Trampoline:1) Steel Tubes: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinc  coating    (Including W-Leg, Leg-Extension, Top Rail, Net Poles)2) Jumping Mat: 280g/m2, woven fabric with PP(polypropylene) filament, UV-resistant,Fade-resistant, heavy duty.(Customized Logo on centre on base of MOQ)3) Springs: 70# strong steel wire, zinc coating.4) Frame Pad: PVC (polyvinyl chloride): 500D, water proofMiddle EPE foam: closed cell foam, high density, won't mildew or deformPacking Condition:Trampoline in 5 ply brown box (lid and tray) with strap closed.Spare parts in 5 ply or 3 ply brown box ( top opening box) with strap closed or tape closed.Delivery time:As usual, 20~25 days after depositPayment Term:T/T, L/CSample ( Important Notice):As Trampoline is very big and heavy, shipping cost by air is too expensive. We usually suggest customer(by sea) to put it in recent container which will leave China soon.Customer need to pay sample cost and shipping cost. We finish sample within 7 days after received 100% payment in advanceOrder Process:1. Negotiation on detailed specs requirement, prices, delivery time.2. Make agreement and finalize order3. We start production after received 30% T/T deposit or original irrevocable L/C at sight.4. We  finish production within 20~25 days (general time).5. Load on board and shipped from Chinese Port ( we ship from Ningbo port most,  we do  declaration to our customs)6. Buyer pay the balance after seeing copy of B/L, Seller arrange telex release or send original documents to Buyer. (L/C is different, the bank will pay to negotiation bank on base there is no discrepancy on all documents and tansfer them to Buyer)6. Container arrived in destination port, Buyer cleared their customs and pick up goods.7. During the selling or After the sale, Buyer could reflect the condition( good or bad news) to us, we will congratulate good news and also deal with complaints  instantly, carefully, sincerely.We look forward long term business relationship.Our Trampoline has been approved by TUV/GS, CE, popular in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Thailand.  Welcome to enquire at any time. You can also browse our website on Alibaba (www.sxjiansheng.cn) We are Manufacturer, only produce Trampoline, and offer related parts. Our factory is located in Shangyu District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang, China. 80km to Ningbo Port. We warmly welcome customers all around the world to visit us and establish long term cooperation business relationship.The most we produce is Round Trampoline, we also produce Rectangular Trampoline, Oval Trampoline, Octangle Trampoline. Same Trampoline, we may have different names such as Trampoline with Enclosure, Trampoline with Net, Trampoline with Ladder, Big Trampoline, Large Trampoline, Spring Trampoline, Garden Trampoline, Children Trampoline, Amusement Trampoline, Classic Trampoline, Trampoline Equipment, Fiberglass Trampoline, Trampoline with Circle on Top
          Offer - 54'' Trampoline - Chinautla   
Place of Origin: Zhejiang, China (Mainland)Size: 54 InchFrame Height: 25 cm10 supporting legs42 galvanized springs25×25×1.0 mm steel tube, galvanized inside and outsidePVC pad with foamWith 10 poles and soft terylene netPacking Size: 138×5.5×138 cm (12/14KG)Optional Size: 36 inch, 38 inch, 40 inch, 48 inchHeavy-duty steel frame with rust-resistant finish and rubber feet Heavy-duty, fade resistant polypropylene mesh fabric mat, water-proof & UV-resistant Durable water-proof pad filled with foam, reinforced impact protection Net enclosure is made of weatherproof and UV resistant materialPacking Condition:Trampoline in 5 ply brown box (lid and tray) with strap closed.Spare parts in 5 ply or 3 ply brown box ( top opening box) with strap closed or tape closed.Delivery time:As usual, 20~25 days after depositPayment Term:T/T, L/CSample ( Important Notice):As Trampoline is very big and heavy, shipping cost by air is too expensive. We usually suggest customer(by sea) to put it in recent container which will leave China soon.Customer need to pay sample cost and shipping cost. We finish sample within 7 days after received 100% payment in advanceOrder Process:1. Negotiation on detailed specs requirement, prices, delivery time.2. Make agreement and finalize order3. We start production after received 30% T/T deposit or original irrevocable L/C at sight.4. We  finish production within 20~25 days (general time).5. Load on board and shipped from Chinese Port ( we ship from Ningbo port most,  we do  declaration to our customs)6. Buyer pay the balance after seeing copy of B/L, Seller arrange telex release or send original documents to Buyer. (L/C is different, the bank will pay to negotiation bank on base there is no discrepancy on all documents and tansfer them to Buyer)6. Container arrived in destination port, Buyer cleared their customs and pick up goods.7. During the selling or After the sale, Buyer could reflect the condition( good or bad news) to us, we will congratulate good news and also deal with complaints  instantly, carefully, sincerely.We look forward long term business relationship.Our Trampoline has been approved by TUV/GS, CE, popular in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Thailand.  Welcome to enquire at any time. You can also browse our website on Alibaba (www.sxjiansheng.cn) We are Manufacturer, only produce Trampoline, and offer related parts. Our factory is located in Shangyu District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang, China. 80km to Ningbo Port. We warmly welcome customers all around the world to visit us and establish long term cooperation business relationship.The most we produce is Round Trampoline, we also produce Rectangular Trampoline, Oval Trampoline, Octangle Trampoline. Same Trampoline, we may have different names such as Trampoline with Enclosure, Trampoline with Net, Trampoline with Ladder, Big Trampoline, Large Trampoline, Spring Trampoline, Garden Trampoline, Children Trampoline, Amusement Trampoline, Classic Trampoline, Trampoline Equipment, Fiberglass Trampoline, Trampoline with Circle on Top
          Offer - 12FT Family Gardon Amuement Round Spring Trampoline With Net Inside (6 Leg - 6 Pole) - Chinautla   
Bouncing around on a safe trampoline puts more than just a smile on the kids' faces. It's a great child-minder, and a secret health kick, without the little ones even knowing about it!But a trampoline is even more than that. It's what so many child and adulthood memories are made on. Size: 12ft (3.66m)Height: 85cmLegs: 6Springs: 72 pcsFrame: 38mmSteel Thickness: 1.5mmPadding: PVC upper, PE lower, UV treatedPlace of Origin: Zhejiang, China (Mainland)Max. User Weight: 150KGApproval: TUV/GS, CE, EN71 To EC type-examination certificate Registration No. 44 791 13190401Test in accordance with:EN71-1 + A3: 2014EN71-2 + A1: 2014EN71-3 + A1: 2014EN71-14: 201412FT-6W-6P 12FT Trampoline  ( DiaΦ366 cm, Height 85 cm) (Max. User Weight 150 KG) ITEM QTY SPECS 1) Top Rail 12Ø 42*1.5mm 2) W-Leg 6 Ø 38*1.5mm 3) Leg-Extension 12Ø 38*1.5mm 4) Jumping Mat 1PP,280g/m² ,Ø3180mm, 72 V-rings,      circle 8 rows of stitching by strong polyester sewing thread 5) Springs 72 Φ22*L165mm (Φ3.0*38N) 6) Frame Pad 1310g/m²  PVC(500D) + 14mm EPE foam + 130g/m²  PE 12FT Enclosure   (Total Height 250 cm) ITEM QTY SPECS 1) Net 1PE, Height 165 cm    Black colour, Inside type, 3*3mm mesh, with zipper entrance 2) Net Pole 6 Φ28*1.2mm      6 upper pole + 6 lower pole, each wraped by      blue EPE foam tube (Φ48*T10mm) 3)'8' shaped Clamp 6×2Fix Net Pole to Leg quicklyOptional Accessories: Ladder, Rain Cover, Shoe Bag, Anchor Kit, Basketball HoopWe also offer the replacement parts: Jumping Mat, Pad, Net, Rain Cover, Springs, etc..Optional Size: 6FT,8FT,10FT,12FT,13FT,14FT,15FT,16FTTrampoline:1) Steel Tubes: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinccoating(Including W-Leg, Leg-Extension, Top Rail, Net Poles)2) Jumping Mat: 280g/m2, woven fabric with PP(polypropylene) filament,UV-resistant,Fade-resistant, heavy duty.(Customized Logo on centre on base of MOQ)3) Springs: 70# strong steel wire, zinc coating.4) Frame Pad: Foam thickness option ( 12mm,14mm,16mm,18mm,20mm, 25mm)Color Option ( Dark Blue, Dark Green, Light Green, Red, Yellow, Pink, Orange, Purple)130g/m2 PE + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 130g/m2 PE310g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC450g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVC550g/m2 PVC + EPE Foam + 310g/m2 PVCPVC (polyvinyl chloride): 500D, water proofMiddle EPE foam: closed cell foam, high density, won't mildew or deformPE (polyethylene): not good as PVC, so is put on bottom to avoid sunlight and rainEnclosure:1) Safety Net: Strong PE filamentBlack, outside Frame Cover, with black PE sleeve3*3mm meshZipper entrance, bottom with elastic hooks2) Net Poles: Q195, hot dip galvanized inside & outside, 120g/m2 zinc coatingFormed by upper pole + lower pole, each one wrapped by EPE foam tubeEPE foam tube: Φ48mm× 10mm thickPacking Condition:Trampoline in 5 ply brown box (lid and tray) with strap closed.Spare parts in 5 ply or 3 ply brown box ( top opening box) with strap closed or tape closed.Delivery time:As usual, 20~25 days after depositPayment Term:T/T, L/CSample ( Important Notice):As Trampoline is very big and heavy, shipping cost by air is too expensive. We usually suggest customer(by sea) to put it in recent container which will leave China soon.Customer need to pay sample cost and shipping cost. We finish sample within 7 days after received 100% payment in advanceOrder Process:1. Negotiation on detailed specs requirement, prices, delivery time.2. Make agreement and finalize order3. We start production after received 30% T/T deposit or original irrevocable L/C at sight.4. We  finish production within 20~25 days (general time).5. Load on board and shipped from Chinese Port ( we ship from Ningbo port most,  we do  declaration to our customs)6. Buyer pay the balance after seeing copy of B/L, Seller arrange telex release or send original documents to Buyer. (L/C is different, the bank will pay to negotiation bank on base there is no discrepancy on all documents and tansfer them to Buyer)6. Container arrived in destination port, Buyer cleared their customs and pick up goods.7. During the selling or After the sale, Buyer could reflect the condition( good or bad news) to us, we will congratulate good news and also deal with complaints  instantly, carefully, sincerely.We look forward long term business relationship.  Our Trampoline has been approved by TUV/GS, CE, popular in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Thailand.  Welcome to enquire at any time. You can also browse our website on Alibaba (www.sxjiansheng.cn) We are Manufacturer, only produce Trampoline, and offer related parts. Our factory is located in Shangyu District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang, China. 80km to Ningbo Port. We warmly welcome customers all around the world to visit us and establish long term cooperation business relationship.The most we produce is Round Trampoline, we also produce Rectangular Trampoline, Oval Trampoline, Octangle Trampoline. Same Trampoline, we may have different names such as Trampoline with Enclosure, Trampoline with Net, Trampoline with Ladder, Big Trampoline, Large Trampoline, Spring Trampoline, Garden Trampoline, Children Trampoline, Amusement Trampoline, Classic Trampoline, Trampoline Equipment, Fiberglass Trampoline, Trampoline with Circle on Top
          OIE Forum "S-Curve Industry : Transforming towards Thailand 4.0"   

OIE Forum "S-Curve Industry : Transforming towards Thailand 4.0"
สำนักงานเศรษฐกิจอุตสาหกรรม จะพาคุณก้าวสู่ "จุดเปลี่ยนประเทศไทย 4.0"

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OIE Forum "S-Curve Industry : Transforming towards Thailand 4.0"

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          (VIDEO) Lelaki Gelandangan Ini Sanggup Menjual Buah Limau Semata-mata Untuk Membeli Makanan Kepada Kucing Jalanan..   

Memang wajahnya kelihatan selekeh dan kotor di mata seetengah orang, tetapi tahukah anda lelaki gelandangan ini sebenarnya adalah seorang yang berhati mulia, mana tidaknya dia sanggup berniaga demi mencari wang untuk membeli makanan untuk kucing terbiar di jalanan setiap hari.

Gelandangan berkenaan yang dikenali dengan nama Loong Dum dari Thailand dilihat sanggup berniaga buah limau di tepi jalan untuk memastikan kucing jalanan di sekitar 'rumah'nya tidak lapar, apa yang lebih mengharukan, kadang-kadang jualannya kurang, dia sanggup berlapar dengan hanya membeli makanan untuk kucing-kucing jalanan berkenaan.


Kisahnya mula menjadi tular di laman sosial selepas seorang wanita bernama Warunya Wattanasupachoke, telah melintas depan Loong untuk ke stesen kereta api terdekat, dia terbaca tulisan di kertas yang ditulis di hadapan Loong yang tertulis “20 bath setiap bag, keuntungan akan digunakan untuk memberi makan kepada kucing terbiar.”


Tulisan itu telah menarik perhatiannya untuk membeli limau yang dijual gelandangan itu dan kemudiannya telah memuatnaik gambarnya membeli limau dengan Loong ke laman sosial.

Menurut wanita itu, Loong adalah seorang lelaki yang ramah dan sopan di mana dia mengingatkan warga laman sosial supaya tidak menilai seseorang pada penampilannya semata-mata.

Menurut beliau, Loong telah mendapatkan bekalan buah limau berkenaan setiap hari daripada masyarakat sekitar yang menderma buah tersebut kepadanya.


Gambar Loong menjadi tular di media sosial terutamanya Facebook di mana wanita itu telah mewujudkan satu laman Facebook bernama 'ลุงดำคนรักแมว' (lelaki pencinta kucing).

Menurut Loong Dum pula, tindakannya memberi makanan kepada kucing terbiar kerana sudah menanggap kucing itu sebagai sebahagian dari keluarganya dia mereka memang memerlukannya.
Adakala jualannya kurang, dia hanya membeli makanan untuk kucing-kucing jalanan berkenaan sahaja di mana dia sanggup berlapar.

“Tidak mengapa jika saya tidak makan, tetapi kucing-kucing ini perlu makan,” kata Loong Dum.


Selepas kisahnya menjadi tular di media sosial, ramai rakyat Thailand telah tampil untuk membantu lelaki berhati mulia berkenaan, orang ramai dilihat tidak putus-putus datang membeli limai daripadanya, dan ada juga mereka yang datang memberikan makanan kucing kepadanya.




Baru-baru ini telah tampil seorang tukang gunting yang menawarkan perkhidmatan guting rambut secara percuma kepadanya serta diberikan beberapa helai pakaian baru.


Kini wajahnya yang kusut itu sudah berubah, dengan penampilan barunya itu, dia telah meneruskan perniagaannya supaya kucing jalanan kesayangannya cukup makan.




Sumber: Love Meow

          Williamson, James   
Jim Williamson, age 83, passed away peacefully at his home in Udon Thani, Thailand, Monday June 5, 2017. He was born July 20, 1933 in Hillsboro...
          Are You Ready For Adventure? Try These 5 Extreme Sports in Asia   
A vacation means different things to different people; while some prefer to relax, others long for adventure! If you are an adventure junkie, check out these extreme sports: Whale Shark Diving, Thailand Diving can be as laid back as it is adventurous but there's a simple, heart pulsing way to liven up the entire experience if you’re looking for so..
          Production outages in Asia lend slight support to prices   

By Mark Tay and Oleg Vukmanovic

SINGAPORE/LONDON (Reuters) - Asian spot LNG prices edged up this week as production outages in Australia, Thailand and Russia provided the spot market with some support after multiple weeks of muted activity in the region.

Spot prices for August delivery edged higher to$5.50 per million British thermal units (mmBtu) 10 cents higher than last week, said five trading sources on Friday.

Production at the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Area (JDA) A-18 block in the Gulf of Thailand, and Australia's Karratha Gas Plant that hosts the North West Shelf (NWS) project was hit by outages on June 24. Meanwhile, Russia's sole LNG plant at the Sakhalin-2 project was stopped for a planned maintenance from mid-June until mid-July.

The series of outages in the region would have typically caused spot prices to spike, traders said, adding that the limited price rise underscored how thin North Asian demand was.

Deal and market activity has been muted despite North Asia heading into the peak summer demand season as inventories in Japan and South Korea remain full.

"All (the North Asian) buyers have stocks, and don't see any urgency to buy," a trader said. "India also will slow down now as a good monsoon means electricity consumption goes down."

The supply disruptions failed to fully reverse weak Asian spot prices, tightening spreads with key European benchmarks to about 50 cents, and helping sustain a three-month trend of rising deliveries to the continent.

The trend took on a global dimension with spot LNG prices in Japan, Mexico, Spain, Britain, Argentina and the United States trading within the closest range seen since 2009/2010, Thomson Reuters LNG analyst Mathilde Jacobsen said.

Tightening global spreads, such as between Asian and European markets, reflect weak Far East demand and healthy supplies, although there is still no underlying convergence between U.S. Henry Hub gas prices and spot LNG prices on international markets.

With more LNG arriving on Europe’s shores, receiving terminals discharged more gas into local grids, terminal send-out data showed.

Outages at North West Shelf, affecting three of five producing trains, had limited impact on spot prices because the plant mostly supplies Japanese customers who have healthy stored inventories, thus curbing spillover into spot markets.

Production at Train 2 is scheduled to restart between July 1-3, while Train 3 is expected to start up over July 10-15, according to trading sources.

Operations at the JDA A-18 natural gas field in the Gulf of Thailand have yet to resume, Thai energy company PTT said on Friday. The firm declined to specify when operations would restart, but added that it was not seeking LNG imports due to sufficient reserves.

(Editing by Vyas Mohan)


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          5 great reasons to visit Phuket, Thailand   

As the biggest travel destination in Thailand, Phuket encapsulates both the good and bad sides of Thai tourism. While overcrowded beaches and rowdy bars are part and parcel of resort towns like Patong, scratch beneath the surface and you’ll discover a whole other, unspoiled side to this island. From trying traditional Thai experiences, visiting secret […]

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          Thailändisches Gesetz treibt Arbeiter aus Myanmar aus dem Land   
BANGKOK (dpa-AFX) - Ein neues thailändisches Gesetz gegen illegale Einwanderung treibt Wanderarbeiter aus dem armen Myanmar in ihre Heimat zurück. Insgesamt sind mehr als 1,2 Millionen Menschen aus Myanmar in Thailand als Wanderarbeiter gemeldet, wie aus Zahlen des Arbeitsministeriums hervorgeht. Doch vermutet wird, dass...
          KEANEKARAGAMAN HAYATI   
Disusun Oleh:Eko Prasetiyo (XI IPS 4 – 10 -2012)


KEANEKARAGAMAN HAYATI

KONSEP KEANEKARAGAMAN HAYATI
Apabila Anda mendengar kata “Keanekaragaman”, dalam pikiran anda mungkin akan terbayang kumpulan benda yang bermacam-macam, baik ukuran, warna, bentuk, tekstur dan sebagainya. Bayangan tersebut memang tidak salah. Kata keanekaragaman memang untuk menggambarkan keadaan bermacam-macam suatu benda, yang dapat terjadi akibat adanya perbedaan dalam hal ukuran, bentuk, tekstur ataupun jumlah.
Sedangkan kata “Hayati” menunjukkan sesuatu yang hidup. Jadi keanekaragaman hayati menggambarkan bermacam-macam makhluk hidup (organisme) penghuni biosfer.
Keanekaragaman hayati disebut juga “Biodiversitas”. Keanekaragaman atau keberagaman dari makhluk hidup dapat terjadi karena akibat adanya perbedaan warna, ukuran, bentuk, jumlah, tekstur, penampilan dan sifat-sifat lainnya.
Sedangkan keanekaragaman dari makhluk hidup dapat terlihat dengan adanya persamaan ciri antara makhluk hidup. Untuk memahami konsep keseragaman dan keberagaman makhluk hidup pergilah Anda ke halaman sekolah. Amati lingkungan sekitarnya! Anda akan menjumpai bermacam-macam tumbuhan dan hewan. Jika Anda perhatikan tumbuhan-tumbuhan itu, maka Anda akan menemukan tumbuhan-tumbuhan yang berbatang tinggi, misalnya: palem, mangga, beringin, kelapa. Dan yang berbatang rendah, misalnya: cabe, tomat, melati, mawar dan lain-lainnya. Ada tumbuhan yang berbatang keras, dan berbatang lunak. Ada yang berdaun lebar, tetapi ada pula yang berdaun kecil, serta bunga yang berwarna-warni. Begitu pula Anda akan menemukan tumbuhan-tumbuhan yang memiliki kesamaan ciri seperti: tulang daun menyirip atau sejajar, sistem perakaran tunggang atau serabut, berbiji tertutup atau terbuka, mahkota bunga berkelipatan 3 atau 5 dan lain-lain. Begitu pula pada hewan-hewan yang Anda temukan, terdapat hewan-hewan yang bertubuh besar seperti kucing, sapi, kerbau, dan yang bertubuh kecil seperti semut
serta kupu-kupu. Ada hewan berkaki empat, seperti kucing. Berkaki dua seperti ayam. Berkaki banyak seperti lipan dan luwing. Juga akan tampak burung yang memiliki bulu dan bersayap.

Di samping itu, Anda juga akan menemukan hewan yang hidupnya di air seperti: ikan mas, lele, ikan gurame. Dan hewan-hewan yang hidup di darat seperti kucing, burung dan lain-lain. Ada hewan yang tubuhnya ditutupi bulu seperti burung, ayam. Ada yang bersisik seperti ikan gurame, ikan mas, dan ada pula yang berambut seperti kucing, kelinci dan lain-lain.
Dari hasil pengamatan atau observasi di halaman sekolah, Anda telah menemukan adanya keseragaman dan keberagaman pada makhluk hidup.
Untuk lebih memahami uraian diatas, cobalah Anda kerjakan kegiatan praktikum berikut:
1. KEANEKARAGAMAN HAYATI TINGKAT GEN
Keanekaragaman hayati tidak saja terjadi antar jenis, tetapi dalam satu jenis pun terdapat keanekaragaman. Adanya perbedaan warna, bentuk, dan ukuran dalam satu jenis disebut variasi.
Untuk mendapatkan gambaran yang lebih jelas tentang tingkatan keanekaragaman hayati, simak uraiannya berikut ini:
1. Keanekaragaman Hayati Tingkat Gen
Apa yang dimaksud dengan keanekaragaman hayati tingkat gen? Untuk menemukan jawaban ini, cobalah amati tanaman bunga mawar. Tanaman ini memiliki bunga yang berwarna-warni, dapat berwarna merah, putih atau kuning. Atau pada tanaman mangga, keanekaragaman dapat Anda temukan antara lain pada bentuk buahnya, rasa, dan warnanya.
Demikian juga pada hewan. Anda dapat membandingkan ayam kampung, ayam hutan, ayam ras, dan ayam lainnya. Anda akan melihat keanekaragaman sifat antara lain pada bentuk dan ukuran tubuh, warna bulu dan bentuk pial (jengger).

Gambar 1. Keanekaragaman gen pada ayam
Keanekaragaman warna bunga pada tanaman mawar. Bentuk, rasa, warna pada buah mangga, serta keanekaragaman sifat, warna bulu dan bentuk pial pada ayam, ini semua disebabkan oleh pengaruh perangkat pembawa sifat yang disebut dengan gen. Semua makhluk hidup dalam satu spesies/jenis memiliki perangkat dasar penyusun gen yang sama. Gen merupakan bagian kromosom yang mengendalikan ciri atau sifat suatu organisme yang bersifat diturunkan dari induk/orang tua kepada keturunannya.
Gen pada setiap individu, walaupun perangkat dasar penyusunnya sama, tetapi susunannya berbeda-beda bergantung pada masing-masing induknya. Susunan perangkat gen inilah yang menentukan ciri atau sifat suatu individu dalam satu spesies.
Apa yang menyebabkan terjadinya keanekaragaman gen? Perkawinan antara dua individu makhluk hidup sejenis merupakan salah satu penyebabnya. Keturunan dari hasil perkawinan memiliki susunan perangkat gen yang berasal dari kedua induk/orang tuanya. Kombinasi susunan perangkat gen dari dua induk tersebut akan menyebabkan keanekaragaman individu dalam satu spesies berupa varietas-varietas (varitas) yang terjadi secara alami atau secara buatan.
Keanekaragaman yang terjadi secara alami adalah akibat adaptasi atau penyesuaian diri setiap individu dengan lingkungan, seperti pada rambutan. Faktor lingkungan juga turut mempengaruhi sifat yang tampak (fenotip) suatu individu di samping ditentukan oleh faktor genetiknya (genotip). Sedangkan keanekaragaman buatan dapat terjadi antara lain melalui perkawinan silang (hibridisasi), seperti pada berbagai jenis mangga.
Perbedaan sifat pada jenis mangga dapat Anda amati pada tabel berikut:
No. Mangga Bentuk Buah Rasa arima
1.
2.
3. golek
kuini
gedong lonjong panjang
bulat telur, besar
bulat, kecil manis
manis
lebih manis tidak wangi
wangi
tidak wangi
Pada manusia juga terdapat keanekaragaman gen yang menunjukkan sifat-sifat berbeda, antara lain ukuran tubuh (besar, kecil, sedang); warna kulit (hitam, putih, sawo matang, kuning); warna mata (biru, hitam, coklat), serta bentuk rambut (ikal, lurus, keriting). Cobalah perhatikan diri Anda sendiri! Ciri atau sifat apa yang Anda miliki? Sesuaikan dengan uraian di atas?
2. Keanekaragaman Hayati Tingkat Jenis
Dapatkah Anda membedakan antara tumbuhan kelapa aren, nipah dan pinang? Atau membedakan jenis kacang-kacangan, seperti kacang tanah, kacang buncis, kacang kapri, dan kacang hijau? Atau Anda dapat membedakan kelompok hewan antara kucing,harimau, singa dan citah? Jika hal ini dapat Anda bedakan dengan benar, maka paling tidak sedikitnya anda telah mengetahui tentang keanekaragaman jenis.
Untuk mengetahui keanekaragaman hayati tingkat jenis pada tumbuhan atau hewan, anda dapat mengamati, antara lain ciri-ciri fisiknya. Misalnya bentuk dan ukuran tubuh,warna, kebiasaan hidup dan lain-lain.
Contoh, dalam keluarga kacang-kacangan, antara lain; kacang tanah, kacang kapri, kacang hijau dan kacang buncis. Di antara jenis kacang-kacangan tersebut Anda dapat dengan mudah membedakannya, karena antara mereka ditemukan ciri-ciri yang berbeda antara ciri satu dengan yang lainnya. Misalnya ukuran tubuh atau batang (ada yang tinggi dan pendek); kebiasaan hidup (tumbuh tegak, ada yang merambat), bentuk buah dan biji, warna biji, jumlah biji, serta rasanya yang berbeda.

Gambar 2. Keanekaragaman jenis pada kacang-kacangan
Contoh lain, keanekaragaman pada keluarga kucing. Di kebun binatang, Anda dapat mengamati hewan harimau, singa, citah dan kucing.

Gambar 2. Keanek ragaman jenis pada hewan (a) harimau, (b) singan, (c) kucing dan (d) citah.
Walaupun hewan-hewan tersebut termasuk dalam satu familia/suku Felidae, tetapi diantara mereka terdapat perbedaan-perbedaan sifat yang mencolok. Misalnya, perbedaan warna bulu, tipe lorengnya, ukuran tubuh, tingkah laku, serta lingkungan hidupnya.
Cobalah Anda perhatikan perbedaan sifat dari hewan berikut ini :
No. Ciri-ciri Kucing Harimau Singa Citah
1.

2.

3. Ukuran tubuh
Warna bulu

Tempat hidup Kecil

Hitam, putih, kuning
Hutan, rumah Besar

Hitam, putih, kuning
Hutan Besar

Hitam, putih, kuning
Hutan Sedang

Hitam/ putih
Pohon
Demikian pula pada kelompok tumbuhan yang tumbuh di dataran tinggi dan dataran rendah akan memperlihatkan perbedaan-perbedaan sifat pada tinggi batang, daun dan bunga. Contohnya kelapa, aren, pinang, dan lontar, seperti tampak pada tabel pengamatan berikut ini.
No Ciri-ciri Kelapa Aren Pinang Lontar
1. Tinggi Batang >30m 25m 25 15-30m
2. Daun -Panjang tangkai daun 75-150cm
-Helaian daun 5m, ujungruncing dan keras -Panjang tangkai daun 150cm Tangkai daun pendek -Panjang tangkai daun 100cm
-Helaian daun bulat, tepi daun bercangap menjari
3. Bunga Tongkol Tongkol Tongkol Bulir

Gambar 2. Keanekaragaman pada suku Palmae
Dari contoh-contoh di atas, Anda dapat mengetahui ada perbedaan atau variasi sifat pada kucing, harimau, singa dan citah yang termasuk dalam familia/suku Felidae. Variasi pada suku Felidae ini menunjukkan keanekaragaman pada tingkat jenis.
Hal yang sama terdapat juga pada tanaman kelapa, aren, pinang, dan lontar yang termasuk suku Palmae atau Arecaceae.
3. Keanekaragaman Hayati Tingkat Ekosistem
Di lingkungan manapun Anda di muka bumi ini, maka Anda akan menemukan makhluk hidup lain selain Anda. Semua makhluk hidup berinteraksi atau berhubungan erat dengan lingkungan tempat hidupnya.
Lingkungan hidup meliputi komponen biotik dan komponen abiotik. Komponen biotik meliputi berbagai jenis makhluk hidup mulai yang bersel satu (uni seluler) sampai makhluk hidup bersel banyak (multi seluler) yang dapat dilihat langsung oleh kita. Komponen abiotik meliputi iklim, cahaya, batuan, air, tanah, dan kelembaban. Ini semua disebut faktor fisik. Selain faktor fisik, ada faktor kimia, seperti salinitas (kadar garam), tingkat keasaman, dan kandungan mineral.
Baik komponen biotik maupun komponen abiotik sangat beragam atau bervariasi. Oleh karena itu, ekosistem yang merupakan interaksi antara komponen biotik dengan komponen abiotik pun bervariasi pula.
Di dalam ekosistem, seluruh makhluk hidup yang terdapat di dalamnya selalu melakukan hubungan timbal balik, baik antar makhluk hidup maupun makhluk hidup dengan lingkungnnya atau komponen abiotiknya. Hubungan timbal balik ini menimbulkan keserasian hidup di dalam suatu ekosistem. Apa yang menyebabkan terjadinya keanekaragaman tingkat ekosistem? Perbedaan letak geografis antara lain merupakan faktor yang menimbulkan berbagai bentuk ekosistem.

Gambar 2. Keanekaragaman ekosistem (a) padang rumput (b) padang tundra (c) gurun pasir
Perbedaan letak geografis menyebabkan perbedaan iklim. Perbedaan iklim menyebabkan terjadinya perbedaan temperature, curah hujan, intensitas cahaya matahari, dan lamanya penyinaran. Keadaan ini akan berpengaruh terhadap jenis-jenis flora (tumbuhan) dan fauna (hewan) yang menempati suatu daerah.
Di daerah dingin terdapat bioma Tundra. Di tempat ini tidak ada pohon, yang tumbuh hanya jenis lumut. Hewan yang dapat hidup, antara lain rusa kutub dan beruang kutub. Di daerah beriklim sedang terdpat bioma Taiga. Jenis tumbuhan yang paling sesuai untuk daerah ini adalah tumbuhan conifer, dan fauna/hewannya antara lain anjing hutan, dan rusa kutub.
Pada iklim tropis terdapat hutan hujan tropis. Hutan hujan tropis memiliki flora (tumbuhan) dan fauna (hewan) yang sangat kaya dan beraneka ragam. Keanekaragaman jenis-jenis flora dan fauna yang menempati suatu daerah akan membentuk ekosistem yang berbeda. Maka terbentuklah keanekaragaman tingkat ekosistem.
Totalitas variasi gen, jenis dan ekosistem menunjukkan terdapat pelbagai variasi bentuk, penampakan, frekwensi, ukuran dan sifat lainnya pada tingkat yang berbeda-beda merupakan keanekaragaman hayati.
Keanekaragaman hayati berkembang dari keanekaragaman tingkat gen, keanekaragaman tingkat jenis dan keanekaragaman tingkat ekosistem. Keanekaragaman hayati perlu dilestarikan karena didalamnya terdapat sejumlah spesies asli sebagai bahan mentah perakitan varietas-varietas unggul. Kelestarian keanekaragaman hayati pada suatu ekosistem akan terganggu bila ada komponen-komponennya yang mengalami gangguan.
Gangguan-gangguan terhadap komponen-komponen ekosistem tersebut dapat menimbulkan perubahan pada tatanan ekosistemnya. Besar atau kecilnya gangguan terhadap ekosistem dapat merubah wujud ekosistem secara perlahan-lahan atau secara cepat pula. Contoh-contoh gangguan ekosistem , antara lain penebangan pohon di hutan-hutan secara liar dan perburuan hewan secara liar dapat mengganggu keseimbangan ekosistem. Gangguan tersebut secara perlahan-lahan dapat merubah ekosistem sekaligus mempengaruhi keanekaragaman tingkat ekosistem. Bencana tanah longsor atau letusan gunung berapi, bahkan dapat memusnahkan ekosistem. Tentu juga akan memusnahkan keanekaragaman tingkat ekosistem. Demikian halnya dengan bencana tsunami.
KEANEKARAGAMAN HAYATI INDONESIA
Tahukah Anda, bahwa Indonesia merupakan salah satu dari tiga Negara yang memiliki keanekaragaman hayati yang tinggi? Dua negara lainnya adalah Brazil dan Zaire. Tetapi dibandingkan dengan Brazil dan Zaire, Indonesia memiliki keunikan tersendiri. Keunikannya adalah disamping memiliki keanekragaman hayati yang tinggi, Indonesia mempunyai areal tipe Indomalaya yang luas, juga tipe Oriental, Australia, dan peralihannya. Selain itu di Indonesia terdapat banyak hewan dan tumbuhan langka, serta hewan dan tumbuhan endemik (penyebaran terbatas).
Untuk lebih memahami materi tersebut, silakan Anda simak uraian mengenai keaneragaman hayati yang terdapat di Indonesia berikut ini!
Indonesia terletak di daerah tropik sehingga memiliki keanekaragaman hayati yang tinggi dibandingkan dengan daerah subtropik (iklim sedang) dan kutub (iklim kutub). Tingginya keanekaragaman hayati di Indonesia ini terlihat dari berbagai macam ekosistem yang ada di Indonesia, seperti: ekosistem pantai, ekosistem hutan bakau, ekosistem padang rumput, ekosistem hutan hujan tropis, ekosistem air tawar, ekosistem air laut, ekosistem savanna, dan lain-lain. Masing-masing ekosistem ini memiliki keaneragaman hayati tersendiri.
Tumbuhan (flora) di Indonesia merupakan bagian dari geografi tumbuhan Indo-Malaya. Flora Indo-Malaya meliputi tumbuhan yang hidup di India, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, dan Filipina. Flora yang tumbuh di Malaysia, Indonesia, dan Filipina sering disebut sebagai kelompok flora Malesiana.
Hutan di daerah flora Malesiana memiliki kurang lebih 248.000 species tumbuhan tinggi, didominasi oleh pohon dari familia Dipterocarpaceae, yaitu pohon-pohon yang menghasilkan biji bersayap. Dipterocarpaceae merupakan tumbuhan tertinggi dan membentuk kanopi hutan. Tumbuhan yang termasuk famili Dipterocarpaceae misalnya Keruing ( Dipterocarpus sp), Meranti (Shorea sp), Kayu garu (Gonystylus bancanus), dan Kayu kapur (Drybalanops aromatica).
Hutan di Indonesia merupakan bioma hutan hujan tropis atau hutan basah, dicirikan dengan kanopi yang rapat dan banyak tumbuhan liana (tumbuhan yang memanjat), seperti rotan. Tumbuhan khas Indonesia seperti durian (Durio zibetinus), Mangga (Mangifera indica), dan Sukun (Artocarpus sp) di Indonesia tersebar di Sumatra, Kalimantan, Jawa dan Sulawesi.
Sebagai negara yang memiliki flora Malesiana apakah di Malaysia dan Filipina juga memiliki jenis tumbuhan seperti yang dimiliki oleh Indonesia? Ya, di Malaysia dan Filipina juga terdapat tumbuhan durian, mangga, dan sukun. Di Sumatera, Kalimantan, dan Jawa terdapat tumbuhan endemik Rafflesia. Tumbuhan ini tumbuh di akar atau batang tumbuhan pemanjat sejenis anggur liar, yaitu Tetrastigma.

Bagaimana dengan wilayah Indonesia bagian timur? Apakah jenis tumbuhannya sama? Indonesia bagian timur, tipe hutannya agak berbeda. Mulai dari Sulawesi sampai Irian Jaya (Papua) terdapat hutan non?Dipterocarpaceae. Hutan ini memiliki pohon-pohon sedang, diantaranya beringin (Ficus sp), dan matoa (Pometia pinnata). Pohon matoa merupakan tumbuhan endemik di Irian.
Selanjutnya, mari kita lihat hewan (fauna) di Indonesia. Hewan-hewan di Indonesia memiliki tipe Oriental (Kawasan Barat Indonesia) dan Australia (Kawasan Timur Indonesia) serta peralihan. Hewan-hewan di bagian Barat Indonesia (Oriental) yang meliputi Sumatera, Jawa, dan Kalimantan, memiliki ciri-ciri sebagai berikut:
1. Banyak species mamalia yang berukuran besar, misalnya gajah, banteng, harimau, badak. Mamalia berkantung jumlahnya sedikit, bahkan hampir tidak ada.
2. Terdapat berbagai macam kera, misalnya: bekantan, tarsius, orang utan.
3. Terdapat hewan endemik, seperti: badak bercula satu, binturong (Aretictis binturang), monyet (Presbytis thomari), tarsius (Tarsius bancanus), kukang (Nyeticebus coucang).
4. Burung-burung memiliki warna bulu yang kurang menarik, tetapi dapat berkicau. Burung-burung yang endemik, misalnya: jalak bali (Leucopsar nothschili), elang jawa, murai mengkilat (Myophoneus melurunus), elang putih (Mycrohyerax latifrons).
Sekarang mari kita lanjutkan dengan hewan-hewan yang terdapat di Kawasan Indonesia Timur. Jenis-jenis hewan di Indonesia bagian timur, yaitu Irian, Maluku, Sulawesi, Nusa Tenggara, relatif sama dengan Australia. Ciri-ciri hewannya adalah:
1. Mamalia berukuran kecil
2. Banyak hewan berkantung
3. Tidak terdapat species kera
4. Jenis-jenis burung memiliki warna yang beragam
Irian Jaya (Papua) memiliki hewan mamalia berkantung, misalnya: kanguru (Dendrolagus ursinus), kuskus (Spiloeus maculatus). Papua juga memiliki kolek si burung terbanyak, dan yang paling terkenal adalah burung Cenderawasih (Paradiseae sp). Di Nusa Tenggara, terutama di pulau Komodo, terdapat reptilian terbesar yaitu komodo (Varanus komodoensis).
Sedangkan daerah peralihan meliputi daerah di sekitar garis Wallace yang terbentang dari Sulawesi sampai kepulauan Maluku, jenis hewannya antara lain tarsius (Tarsius bancanus), maleo (Macrocephalon maleo), anoa, dan babi rusa (Babyrousa babyrussa).
TUGAS
Nah, untuk mengetahui kemampuan Anda mempelajari materi tersebut, silahkan kerjakan tugas praktikum berikut ini:
I. Mengamati Keanekaragaman Tingkat Gen
Tujuan : Mengetahui adanya variasi morfologi pada buah mangga.
Alat dan bahan : Berbagai macam buah mangga yang terdapat di sekitarmu.
Cara kerja :

1. Amatilah ciri-ciri masing-masing buah mangga. Ciri-ciri yang harus diamati, misalnya warna kulit, bentuk buah, ukuran buah, warna daging buah dan ukuran biji.
2. Tuliskan hasil pengamatan Anda ke dalam tabel berikut !
TABEL HASIL PENGAMATAN
No. Ciri-ciri Mangga
Harum manis Simanalagi Indramayu



Cocokkan jawaban Anda dengan meng-klik kunci jawaban!
Pertanyaan :
1. Apa penyebab timbulnya keanekaragaman pada mangga?
2. Jelaskan pengertian dari gen!
3. Apa kesimpulan hasil kegiatan tersebut?

II. Mengamati Keanekaragaman Tingkat Jenis (spesies)
Alat dan Bahan:
1. Penggaris
2. Timbangan
3. Lima (5) jenis biji kacang hijau, kacang kedelai, kacang tanah, kacang kapri, dan kacang panjang.
4. Buku catatan praktikum
Langkah Kerja:
1. Buatlah tabel pada buku catatan praktikum, seperti contoh di bawah.
2. Amati secara seksama bentuk biji kacang satu persatu.
3. Amati warna setiap biji kacang.
4. Ukurlah dengan penggaris panjang setiap biji kacang, satu persatu.
5. Timbanglah berat setiap biji kacang, dengan menggunakan alat timbangan
6. Isikan data hasil pengamatan ke dalam tabel.

No. Jenis Biji Bentuk Warna Panjang Berat
1.
2.
3.
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5. Kacang Hijau
Kacang Tanah
Kacang Kedelai
Kacang Panjang
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Pertanyaan:
1. Berdasarkan hasil pengamatan, adakah keanekaragaman sifat pada biji-biji kacang tersebut?
2. Menurut Anda, apakah yang menyebabkan adanya keanekaragaman jenis?
3. Apa yang dimaksud dengan keanekaragaman tingkat jenis?
Cocokkan jawaban Anda dengan meng-klik kunci jawaban!



III. Mengamati Keanekaragaman Tingkat Ekosistem
Alat dan Bahan:
1. 3 macam gambar ekosistem
2. Buku catatan praktikum

Langkah Kerja:
1. Pelajari gambar-gambar ekosistem dengan seksama
2. Jawablah pertanyaan-pertanyaan di buku catatan praktikum Anda

Gambar 1 Gambar 2 Gambar 3
Pertanyaan:
1. Apa nama ekosistem pada gambar 1, gambar 2, dan gambar 3?
2. Tuliskan macam flora atau tumbuhan yang terdapat pada ekosistem gambar 1, 2, 3?
3. Tuliskan macam fauna atau hewan yang terdapat pada ekosistem gambar 1, 2, 3?
4. Dari ketiga macam ekosistem, manakah yang memiliki jumlah dan keanekaragaman makhluk hidup yang paling banyak?
5. Apakah yang dimaksud dengan keanekaragaman ekosistem?


Pilihlah satu jawaban yang Anda anggap paling tepat dengan memberi tanda silang (X) pada huruf di depan jawaban tersebut.
1. Perbedaan yang ditemukan di antara sesama ayam dalam satu kandang
disebut ……..
A. evolusi
B. adaptasi
C. variasi
D. keberagaman
E. adaptasi dan variasi



2.

Di antara individu sejenis tidak pernah ditemukan yang sama persis untuk semua sifat. Hal ini terjadi karena adanya perbedaan…………
A. lingkungan
B. induknya
C. jenisnya
D. lingkungan dan gen
E. gen dan plasma nutfah

3. Keanekaragaman ekosistem ditunjukkan oleh adanya perbedaan komponen berikut ini, kecuali …………..
A. sumber energi primer
B. jenis produsennya
C. produktifitasnya
D. jenis konsumennya
E. komponen biotiknya

4. Dua makhluk hidup menempati daerah yang sama dapat disebut spesies
apabila …….
A. habitat dan warna rambutnya sama
B. warna dan bentuk rambutnya sama
C. jenis makanan dan cara makannya sama
D. cara reproduksi dan jumlah anaknya sama
E. dalam perkawinan menghasilkan turunan fertil

5. Anjing pudel dapat dikawinkan dengan anjing boner. Anjing-anjing tersebut dapat melahirkan anak-anak yang fertil karena anjing-anjing tersebut ……
A. satu genus
B. satu familia
C. satu species
D. satu ordo
E. satu kingdom

6. Hutan bakau di Kalimantan, hutan hujan tropis di Jawa Barat, dan savanna di Papua, merupakan contoh keanekaragaman hayati tingkat …….
A. genetik
B. species
C. ekosistem
D. populasi
E. individu






7.




Keanekaragaman warna bulu, misalnya pada burung parkit, merupakan hasil segregasi gen secara bebas. Contoh keanekaragaman bulu pada burung parkit tersebut merupakan adanya keanekaragaman tingkat ……
A. gen
B. genus
C. ekosistem
D. species
E. individu





8.



Makhluk hidup penghuni bumi ini begitu beraneka ragam. Sumber keane-karagaman makhluk hidup tersebut adalah …………..
A. sperma
B. ovum
C. gen
D. kromosom
E. zigot

9. Berikut ini yang bukan faktor-faktor penyebab terjadinya keaneragaman hayati adalah …………
A. variasi genetik
B. keaneragaman jenis
C. keanekaragaman genetik
D. keanekaragaman daur energi
E. keanekaragaman ekosistem

10. Variasi gen dalam tingkat jenis dapat menyebabkan terbentuknya ………
A. individu
B. varietas
C. species
D. populasi
E. ekosistem
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          Top 10 things to do in Chiang Mai – The sightseeing shortlist   

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          Adalsteinn Karlsson – en isländsk drivkraft inom pokern   

På European Poker Tours stopp i den irländska huvudstaden Dublin är det få islänningar. Men en som PokerListings talat med och som nyligen tog sig till sitt andra finalbord i UKIPT Main Event är Adalsteinn Karlsson.

– Om ni tittar på resultaten på de turneringar där isländska spelare varit delaktiga så kommer ni bli överraskande, säger han.

Karlsson berättar om sin framgångsrikaste och bästa pokerturnering. Med ett leende på läpparna beskriver han känslan och turneringsresultaten på Edinburgh Cup under UKIPT i Edinburgh förra november.

Dit hade han åkt tillsammans med fyra pokervänner, och det hände sig att det gick bättre än väntat. Av hans fyra pokervänner lyckades tre ta sig till finalbordet. De slutade på andra, tredje och sjätte plats.

Under samma UKIPT-festival tog sig samtliga fyra spelare till finalbordet på stoppets deepstack-turnering. Vem vet, det kanske ligger en gömd skatt på Island – något som den europeiska pokerscenen inte fått vittna till, än.

Island har en restriktiv spellagstiftning som begränsar och utesluter pokerspel. Det finns inga casinos, pokerklubbar eller pokerturneringar. Enligt den lokala lagstiftningen ligger cashgames per definition inom den juridiska ramen för gambling, men det gör inte pokerturneringar.

– Problemet är att våra politiker inte har en blekaste aning när de pratar om poker, säger Karlsson. Det gör inte media heller, förklarar Karlsson.

– Jag minns en gammal artikel som den lokala isländska pressen hade gått ut med. De hade publicerat en intervju med mig, men skrivit om artikeln med inslag från PokerStars blogg. Problemet var att artikeln var förvrängd och felaktig.

Nationellt mästerskap med över 250 deltagare

Det verkar finnas ett stort intresse för pokern på Island. När islänningarna arrangerade sitt senaste pokermästerskap hade de ett startfält på över 250 spelare.

– Men det finns utan tvekan fler isländska spelare än de som kom för att spela i det isländska mästerskapet, säger Karlsson.

Han har bott Thailand under de senaste fyra åren men har nyligen flyttat tillbaka till Island. För tillfället arbetar han som frilansare åt ett webbföretag men ser pokern som en ren hobby, trots sin finalbordsplacering i UKIPT.

Så, kommer Island bli en ny drivkraft inom pokern?

– Ja, svarar Karlsson, med ett stort leende på läpparna.

Karlsson slogs ut på fjärde plats och cashade ut över 56 000 euro. Resultatet är hans bästa hittills.



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          Guess you’ll have to stay in the car, Uncle Bill.   
Gotta leave that Hammond over there… Photo courtesy of Paul de Newtown. Found near Phuket, Thailand.
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          Loyz Energy: Asset Acquisitions And Disposals :: Supplemental S&P Agreement - Acquisition Of Petroleum Interests Held By Carnarvon Thailand Limited   
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          Racist slight against the Rohingyas draws no criticism from ASEAN   
Myanmar's Outrageous Racism Excused
Asia Sentinel, 12 Feb 09


A racist slight against the Rohingyas draws no criticism from ASEAN

The reputation and so-called solidarity the Association of Southeast Asian Nations hit a new low this week with the Myanmar envoy to Hong Kong indulging an extraordinary racist outburst against brown people from his own country. Undiplomatic though his words were, they are the sort of remarks that come easily to the lips of some other Southeast and East Asians for whom brown skins have always been a sign of low class if not actual racial inferiority.

Consul General Ye Mint Aung wrote to his fellow diplomats in Hong Kong explaining that the Rohingyas were not actually Myanmese and were not accepted as one of the ethnic groups of his country, or indeed as citizens. He wrote: "You will see in the photos that their complexion is 'dark brown'" in contrast to the complexion of Myanmese which was "fair and soft, good looking as well."

He went on to claim that his own complexion was typical of a Myanmar gentleman and fellow diplomats could contrast their "handsome colleague" with the "ugly as ogres" Rohingyas whose pictures were in the newspapers.

The Myanmese belief in racial purity and the superiority appearance of pale skin, as well as not being Buddhist, seem the basis of refusal to admit the Rohingyas as citizens even though they have lived in the Rakhine (formerly Arakan) division of Myanmar for hundreds of years. Doubtless it would have been better for them if the British imperialist had drawn the map between Bengal and Burma differently but that border hill country is an ethnic patchwork. In reality the Rohingyas speak a version of Bengali and have a physical appearance akin to Bengalis.

It seems that the Mynmar representative can issue crude, written racist remarks not only about his fellow Asean members but which are deeply offensive to their populous neighbors to the west – Bangladesh and India.

Judging by the way that Thailand has been treating these stateless refugees, calling them economic migrants and pushing them off in engineless boats, with possibly hundreds dying at sea, Thai officials seem to agree with their Myanmar colleague that such dark-skinned "ogres" should not be allowed even to stop temporarily in Thailand in their search for security. Thai Prime Minister, the suitably "fair and soft" complexioned fourth generation Thai Chinese, Abhisit Vejjajiva, has been vocal in defending the army's murderous actions and calling the Rohingyas "economic migrants" despite their denial of citizenship in an Asean country.

The cringing attitudes shown by Asean towards Myanmar and the racist attitudes of some Asean countries is stunning. While pushing off the Rohingyas, who anyway wanted to go to Muslim countries, Thailand has turned a blind eye to the hundreds of thousands, perhaps a million, "fair complexioned" Myanmese who work as cheap and expendable labor on Thai building sites and fishing boats. As for Asean, which supposedly now has a Human Rights agenda, it does nothing.

Malaysia once had a sympathetic attitude to the Rohingyas. Some 10,000 to 20,000 now live there having originally been offered succor as oppressed Muslims. But Malaysia has shifted towards appeasement of Myanmar and a suspicion of foreign workers generally, Muslim or not, despite the role that undocumented foreigners play in the economy.

Asean is supposed to discuss the Rohingyas refugee issue at its end February summit in Thailand. But do not expect anything other than platitudes, let alone any action to help these stateless people or condemn Myanmar.

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          India's 9/11   
A fellow Singaporean, 28-year-old Lo Hwei Yen, was one among many who were killed in the cowardly and brutal attacks in Mumbai. I would like to express my condolences to the husband, family & friends of Ms Hwei Yen.

My condolences also goes out to the families & friends of the many others who were killed.

And to those who were injured, I pray for your quick recovery.

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India clears last Mumbai siege site
By JENNY BARCHFIELD, Associated Press Writer, 1 Dec 08


MUMBAI, India – As authorities finished removing bodies Monday from the bullet- and grenade-scarred Taj Mahal hotel, a Muslim graveyard refused to bury nine gunmen who terrorized this city over three days last week, leaving at least 172 people dead and wreaking havoc at some of its most famous landmarks.

The United States, meanwhile, has told Pakistan it needs to fully cooperate on investigations into the siege.

Pakistan must "follow the evidence wherever it leads," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said during a press conference aboard her plane en route to London. "I don't want to jump to any conclusions myself on this, but I do think that this is a time for complete, absolute, total transparency and cooperation and that's what we expect."

Rice said she was cutting short a European trip to visit India later this week.

In Mumbai, security forces declared the landmark 565-room Taj Mahal hotel cleared of booby traps and bodies. The hotel was the scene of the final battle Saturday morning.

"We were apprehensive about more bodies being found. But this is not likely — all rooms in the Taj have been opened and checked," said Maharashtra state government spokesman Bhushan Gagrani.

The army had already cleared other sites, including the five-star Oberoi hotel and the Mumbai headquarters of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group. Israeli emergency workers sorted through the shattered glass and splintered furniture at the Jewish center Monday to gather the victims' body parts. At one point, one of the men opened a prayer book amid the rubble and stopped to pray.

The only gunman captured after the attacks said he belonged to Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistani militant group with links to the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, said Joint Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria. Maria added that the gunman, Ajmal Qasab, said he was trained at a camp in Pakistan.

Pakistani President Asif Zardari's spokesman, Farhatullah Babar, dismissed the claim, saying Islamabad has "demanded evidence of the complicity of any Pakistani group" but has received none.

Qasab was among 10 who paralyzed the city in the attack, which also wounded 239 people.

A Muslim graveyard in Mumbai said Monday it would not bury the dead gunmen, with an official saying they are not true followers of the Islamic faith.

"People who committed this heinous crime cannot be called Muslim," said Hanif Nalkhande, a trustee of the influential Jama Masjid Trust, which runs the 7.5-acre (three-hectare) Badakabrastan graveyard in downtown Mumbai. "Islam does not permit this sort of barbaric crime."

While some Muslim scholars disagreed with the decision — saying Islam requires a proper burial for every Muslim — the city's other Muslim graveyards are likely to go along because of the authority of the Jama Masjid trust.

Mumbai returned to normal Monday to some degree, with parents dropping their children off at school and many shopkeepers opened their doors for the first time since the attacks began.

"I think this is the first Monday I am glad to be coming to work," said Donica Trivedi, 23, an employee of a public relations agency.

The attack revealed the weakness of India's security apparatus. India's top law enforcement official resigned Sunday, bowing to growing criticism that the attackers appeared better trained, better coordinated and better armed than police.

Maharashtra's top official, Vilasrao Deshmukh, offered to resign Monday, as did his deputy, R.R. Patil, who had sparked outrage by referring to the attacks as "small incidents."

The announcement blaming militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba threatened to escalate tensions between India and Pakistan. However, Indian officials have been cautious about accusing Pakistan's government of complicity.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Vishnu Prakash denied a news report that India was preparing to end a 2003 cease-fire with Pakistan. An intelligence official, speaking on customary condition of anonymity, said there was no unusual mobilization of troops along the India-Pakistan border.

Pakistan has warned that any buildup of troops on its border with India would require troops to be pulled from its western frontier, where it is fighting militants suspected of launching attacks throughout the country and on American troops in Afghanistan.

The group the Indians have blamed, Lashkar, has long seen as a creation of the Pakistani intelligence service to help fight India in disputed Kashmir. It was banned in Pakistan in 2002 under pressure from the U.S., a year after Washington and Britain listed it a terrorist group. It is since believed to have emerged under another name, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, though that group has denied links to the Mumbai attack.

As more details of the response to the attack emerged, a picture formed of woefully unprepared security forces.

"These guys could do it next week again in Mumbai and our responses would be exactly the same," said Ajai Sahni, head of the New Delhi-based Institute for Conflict Management and who has close ties to India's police and intelligence.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh promised to strengthen maritime and air security and look into creating a new federal investigative agency.

Singh promised to expand the commando force and set up new bases for it around the country. He called a rare meeting of leaders from the country's main political parties, hours after the resignation of Home Minister Shivraj Patil.

The death toll of 172 was revised down from 195 Sunday after authorities said some bodies were counted twice.

Among the 19 foreigners killed were six Americans. The dead also included Germans, Canadians, Israelis and nationals from Britain, Italy, Mexico, Japan, China, Thailand, Australia, Singapore and Mexico.

Associated Press reporters Ravi Nessman, Paul Peachey, Anita Chang and Ramola Talwar Badam contributed to this report from Mumbai, Ashok Sharma contributed from New Delhi and Asif Shahzad from Islamabad, Pakistan.
          Thai Budget Airline One-Two-Go Suspends Operations   
If you check the website of the Thailand-based budget airline One-Two-Go, this is the message that will greet you: Dear Valued Passengers We would like to inform you that during 22 July 2008 – 15 September 2008 we are operating a reduced schedule. We apologize for any inconvenience to your travel plan and thank you for your kind understanding. One-Two-Go Airlines. The reports that are circulating, however, say something different. According to Bangkok Post, the 56-day grounding is due to “mounting cost pressures spurred by ballooning oil prices, fierce competition from rival airlines, falling domestic passenger demand and the poor business outlook”. Bloomberg confirms that [...]

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          Election of the Executive Council of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission   

Member States of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO have elected the new members of the IOC Executive Council. The Executive Council consists of up to 40 Member States, including the six Member States represented by the Chairperson and the five Vice-Chairpersons.

The Executive Council meets every year to review issues and items from on-going work plans, and make preparations for the IOC Assembly, which is the principal organ of the Commission. Sessions of the IOC Assembly are held every two years to establish general policy and the main lines of work of the Commission, including the approval of the IOC Biennial Draft Programme and Budget.

Representation in the IOC Executive Council Electoral Group I can consist of up to 10 seats; Group II of up to 3 seats; Group III of up to 9 seats; Group IV of up to 9 seats; and Group V of up to 9 seats.

The results of the elections are as follows.

Chair

  • Professor Peter Haugan (Norway) Group I

Vice-Chairs

  • Dr Monika Breuch-Moritz (Germany) Group I
  • Dr Alexander Postnov (Russian Federation) Group II
  • Mr Ariel Hernan Troisi (Argentina) Group III
  • Dr Somkiat Khokiattiwong (Thailand) Group IV
  • Dr Ashley Johnson (South Africa) Group V

Seats on the Executive Council

  • Group I: Belgium, Canada, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey
  • Group II: Bulgaria1
  • Group III: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Grenada, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay
  • Group IV:2 Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Palau, Philippines, Republic of Korea
  • Group V: Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Kenya, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Senegal, Tanzania

Each term lasts two years, corresponding to the interval between ordinary sessions of the Assembly. IOC Officers can serve for a maximum of two consecutive terms.

For more information, please contact:

Thorkild Aarup (t.aarup(at)unesco.org)

1 Bulgaria was the only candidate for Group II.
2 Pakistan withdrew its candidacy for a seat in Group IV.


          'Pop Aye': A Man, An Elephant And An Amiable Amble Across Thailand   
In writer-director Kirsten Tan's first feature, an aging architect reconnects with his long-lost elephant, and the two embark upon a loosely structured, slightly surreal journey.
          Kinky Fuck on Honeymoon in Thailand   
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          Dancing Tindera Mary Rose Ditsos Featured in Thailand News Program   
Dubbed as the Dancing Tindera a. k. a. Sari-sari Store Dancing Queen is now certified internet sensation after her viral video reaches media in Thailand. She brought laughter beyond the seas as more and more people from all over the world shares around her funny dancing video.
Mary Rose Ditsos

Mary Rose Ditsos, an Information Technology student in Mandaue City, Philippines might break the internet if her video continues to reach wider audiences abroad. We estimate that the current collective view count of her videos and its copies re-uploaded on different social pages and YouTube channels is now at 20 million and shows no sign of stopping as more and more people pass it around like very funny video. Which it is, actually.

If you have been living under a rock for this past few days, Mary Rose posted a video of her tending to their sari-sari store while dancing when no one is looking. The video quickly went viral when bloggers picked up her video and re-posted it on their websites and fan pages. One copy of the said video reached 7 million views within 48 hours since it was posted.

It did not take long for Thai PBS, a news program in Thailand to notice the success of Mary Rose's  video and contacted her asking permission to air her story on TV. The Dancing Tindera was more than happy to oblige of course.


Here's the live video of ThaiPBS news program airing Mary Rose Ditsos the Dancing Tindera:

          More than 2,000 workers flee Thailand after labour crackdown   
More than 2,000 undocumented migrant workers from Myanmar and Cambodia fled from Thailand this week, officials said on Friday, after a decree aimed at managing foreign workers came into effect. Workers from Thailands poor ...
          Bai Yanang Extract   
Bai Ya Nang Leaves Extract 400ml. Ingredients: Bai Ya Nang Leaves Extract (Nam Bai Ya Nang), Water. Net Weight 14 oz. Product of Thailand
          Thai Charcoal BBQ Stove Medium   
The Thai Charcoal BBQ Stove. This is a traditional cooking Thai stove. It is great for B.B.Q. and perfect for wok cooking. The top socket of the Thai BBQ Stove is designed to be removable. There are several reasons for that: one is to increase air or oxygen inside the stove, while the wok or pot is set on top of the stove. The open socket also allows you to add or realign the charcoal to spread the heat without lifting the wok or pot.

In Thai kitchen, we use stick charcoal not briquettes as in the USA. Some people put the socket in place if they want steady heat (mostly medium to low) for a certain period of time. But for high heat, they usually leave the socket open so they can add more fuel during cooking. The stove itself is made from clay and surrounded with cement and wrapped with sheet metal. Since this product is handmade by local Thais, in some stoves the socket might be lightly cemented to the body of the stove. You can use a chisel to remove the thin layer of cement to free the socket from the stove. Dimension : 10"W x 9 " H. Good for wok size 13". Product of Thailand.

We also have Thai Charcoal BBQ Stove Small .
For Table top version is at Thai BBQ Charcoal grill Table Top.
          Thai Tea Custard Mix, Lobo   
Thai Tea Custard Mix from Lobo. Net weight 4.2 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Durian Flavor Agar Dessert Mix, Lobo   
Durian Flavor Agar Dessert Mix from Lobo. Net weight 4.55 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Coconut Juice Flavor Agar Dessert Mix Lobo   
Coconut Juice Flavor Agar Dessert Mix from Lobo. Net weight 4.55 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Stir Fry Black Pepper Sauce Lobo (2 pcks)   
Stir Fry Black Pepper Sauce from Lobo. It comes with two packages. Net weight 1.76 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Steamed Macarel Fish   
Steamed macarel fish from Thailand. Weight around 10-11 oz. Product of Thailand. This item must be ship by US priority or FedEx next day only.
          Thai Glass Stainless Steel Condiment Set with Tray   
Thai Glass Stainless Steel Condiment Set of 4 cups with Tray. Product of Thailand.
          Rice berry Thailand, 2.2 lb ( 1 kg)   
Premium Thai rice berry from Thailand. Net weight 1 kg. (2.2 lb) Product of Thailand.
          Thai Kanom Berng Snack 5 oz   
Thai Kanom Berng Snack. Net weight 5 oz. Ingredients; Rice flour, sugar, coconut. mung bean, egg. Product of Thailand.
          Potae Potato Snack   
Potae Potato Snack from Thailand. Ingredients: Potato Starch, Palm Oil, Seasoning, Salt. Contains gluten, peanuts, soy, milk products in seasoning. Net weight : 85 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Ground Coriander Root Hand Brand   
Ground Coriander Root from Hand Brand, Selected quality product, uses for marinate any meats in Thai dishes, barbeque. Excellent seasoning for meat or soup base. Ingredient: Coriander Root. Net weight 30 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Ground Kaffir Lime Leaves, Hand Brand   
Ground Kaffir Lime Leaves from Hand Brand, uses in Thai dishes as Tom Yum Soup, salad, or tea. It provides aroma of Kaffir lime leaves. Ingredient: Kaffir lime leaves. Net weight 40 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Ground Star of Anise Hand Brand   
Ground Star of Anise from Hand brand, quality product from Thailand, uses in Chinese food as five spices soup or to marinate meat. Ingredient; Star of Anise. Net weight 45 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Roasted Rice Hand Brand   
Roasted rice or Khoa Kua from Hand Brand for Thai dishes as Laab, Nam Tok and for Thai E-Sarn Spicy sauce (Jaew). Ingredient : Rice. Net weight 90 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Dipping Sauce for Steamed Chicken, Khao Munn Khai Sauce.   
Dipping Sauce for Steamed Chicken or Nam Kim Khao Muun Khai in Thai. Net weight 7 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Spicy Big Wings Marinate, Lobo (2 pks)   
Spicy Big Wings Marinate Mix from Lobo, comes in 2 packets. Net weight 1.76 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Bak Kuet Teh Soup Mix, Lobo (2 pks)   
Bak Kuet Teh Soup Mix from Lobo. Comes in 2 packets. Net weight 1.76 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Broth mix For Vietnamese Noodle Soup Pho Lobo, (2pks)   
Broth Mix (Beef Flavor) for Vietnamese Noodle Soup, Pho from Lobo. Net weight 1.76 oz(per bag). Ingredients: Salt, Sugar, Maltodextrin, MSG, Spices, Soy Sauce powder, Natural Flavor, Onion Powder, Silicon Dioxide, Soybean Oil, Garlic powder, Kaffir lime leaves powder, Disdium inosinate, Licorice Extract, Artificial Beef Flavor. Product of Thailand.
          Cute Thai Cups of 6, 12 cm.   
These are traditional Thai drinking cups. They are now used for decoration as they were beautifully engraved. Made from aluminum, each is very light. Dimension 12 cm. x 7 cm. This set comes with 6 cups. Product of Thailand.
          Cute Thai Cups of 6, 10 cm.   
These are traditional Thai drinking cups. They are now used for decoration as they were beautifully engraved. Made from aluminum, each is very light. Dimension 10 cm.x 5.5 cm. This set comes with 6 cups. Product of Thailand.
          Bergamot Herbal Shampoo 3 in 1, Original   
Bergamot Herbal Shampoo Balancing Conditioning 3 in 1, Original Extract. The blended properties of the herbal shampoo and conditioner enable the hair nutrition to be absorbed into scalp, help restoring the moisture balance to the scalp, preventing it from the advance of fungi and bacteria. Thus preventing and reducing the birth of dandruff. Net weight : 300 ML. Product of Thailand.
          Bergamot Herbal Shampoo 3 in 1, Butterfly Pea   
Bergamot Herbal Shampoo Balancing Conditioning 3 in 1, Butterfly Pea. The blended properties of the herbal shampoo and conditioner enable the hair nutrition to seep into the hair root and scalp for nourishment, help reduce hair loss. Net weight : 300 ML. Product of Thailand.
          Black Pepper Bread, Little Farm   
Black Pepper Bread from Little Farm is great for snacking. Served with hot tea or coffee or even with salad and spaghetti. It is crispy with a little sweet and garlic flavor in small bite. No MSG. No Preservative. No Artificial colors and flavors. Net weight 110 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Thai Solid Brass Wok size 10   
Thai Solid Brass Wok is for cooking many Thai desserts, Japanese tempura frying. Brass wok is sturdy and conduct heat evenly. Brass is not react with the acids in fruit or fresh coconut, so syrup can be prepared without scorching. Made from Brass. Dimensions; Width with handles 9.5 in., bowl width 8.25 in. Bowl Height 3.25 in., Bowl Height with handles 3.25 in. Capacity is around 3-4 cups. This item is handmade. Product of Thailand. Vary sizes are available. Maintenance of this brass wok is quite simple; use lime or lemon to clean the surface, then wash the brass with soapy water. Do not use any abrasives, which may damages the brass.
          Thai Herb Tea Pen Pak   
Thai Herb Tea Pen Pak. Ingredient: Powder Rhubarb, Camphor, Oil of peppermint, Glycerin, Purified Water. Net weight 300 cc. Product of Thailand.
          Hin Rum Powder, Nang Loy   
Hin Rum Powder, Nang Loy Brand. Product of Thailand
          Dried Betel Nut Sliced, 2 oz.   
Dried Betel Nut Sliced or Maak in Thai. Ingredient: Betel Nut. Net weight: 2oz. Product of Thailand.
          Conne Corn Snack   
Conne Crisp popcorn made of good strain of corn that passes the muster of meticulous selection, modern food processing. Conne popcorn is crisp, sweet, brittle. Ingredients; Corn starch, Palm oil, Seasoning, Sugar, Salt. Net weight 80 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Thai Spicy Yam Woon Sen Salad Powder, 1.06 oz   
Thai Spicy Salad Seasoning Powder Yam Woon Sen. Ingredients; Sugar, Salt, Chili, lime juice powder. No MSG. Net weight: 30 gram (1.06 oz). Product of Thailand.
          Tai Pla (Fish Kidney) Paste   
Fish Kidney Paste or Tai Pla Paste. Ingredients; Chili paste, Fish Kidney, Anchovy Fish, Grilled tuna fish, Cashew nut. Net weight: 5.28 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Look Yee Chewy Candy   
Look Yee Chewy candy drops by double arrows. Ingredients: Look Yee, Sugar, Glucose, Chili, Salt. Net weight: 150 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Miengkham Thabsakae   
Miengkham coconut chewy bites from Thabsakae is delicious snack for any occasions. No artificial color, no preservative. Ingredients: Coconut, sugar, ginger, peanut, shallot, lime, chili. Net weight 120 grams. Product of Thailand.
          K.Brothers Black Spot Soap (2x50 grams)   
Beauty Care face out for Black Spot mask on face Soap from K.Brothers. Comes with 2 bars of 50 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Lime Juice Powder   
Lime Juice Powder, 22.5 gram. (about 6 lime fruits. Ingredients: Lime juice, maltodextrin, ascorbic acid, natural flavor. Product of Thailand.
          Crab Paste Pantai Norasingh, 8 oz.   
Crab Paste from Pantai Norasingh brand. Ingredients :Crab Extract 50%, Water, Salt, Garlic, Lemon Grass . Net weight: 8 oz. Product of Thailand.
          How Do U.S. Citizens Obtain a Criminal Background Check for Teaching English Abroad?   


By: Jeff Penick

In general, if you’re planning on teaching English abroad, there is about a 50/50 chance you will need to obtain some kind of criminal background check before or during the hiring process. In some countries, a background check is required to qualify for a visa like in South Korea. In other cases, the individual school that hires you may request a background check.


          Black Vinegar Sauce, 5.1 oz No1 Choice   
Black Vinegar Sauce from No.1 Choice. Net weight 5.1 FL oz.. Ingredients: Vinegar, Salt, Sweet Soy sauce, MSG. Product of Thailand.
          Wonton Soup Base Mix (2x1.6oz)   
Shanggie Wonton Soup Base Mix. There are 5 packets in each bag. Net weight 1.6 oz. per bag. It comes with 2 bags. Product of Thailand.
          Panang Curry Paste, Nittaya, 17.6 oz   
Panang curry paste is one of the many pastes based on red curry, but the recipe includes more dry spices. Panang curry is cooked with meat and no vegetables and with just enough coconut milk to cover, resulting in a dry curry dish, unlike red or green curry, which is more soup-like. The result is a curry dish full of flavor. Peanuts are also sometimes added to this dish, making it popular with foreigners.
Made with Thai chilies, shallots, garlic, galangal root, lemon grass, shrimp paste, salt, and kaffir lime peel, Nittaya brand curry paste is preservative-free and freshly packaged. br>
Ingredients: Chili, garlic, spices, lemon grass, salt, shallot, kaffir lime peel, galangal and shrimp paste. Product of Thailand
          Pad Thai Cookbook, Sangdad Books   
This new Pad Thai Cookbook from one of Thailand's top cookbook publishers, shows you how to make many different recipes for Thailand's most famous noodle dish, Pad Thai and includes interesting background information about this famous noodle dish along with recipes for other popular Thai noodle dishes. Chapters include: Introduction, Essential Ingredients, Pad Thai & Its Regional Variations, Phat Si-io & Other Fried, Noodles, Rat Na & Other Dishes, Noodles with Sauce, Rice Dishes and On Rice Dishes.

Thai noodle shops (ran kuaitiao), rice & curry shops (ran khao kaeng), and food-to-order shops (ran ahan tam sang) dominate the lively street food scenes in Thailand and serve as evidence of the importance of noodle and rice dishes in the Thai culinary repertoire. Not only are noodles served as street food, they are also frequently served cooked at home, especially since quick and easy meals are increasingly becoming more important in modern Thai families. No matter where you are in the present, rapidly changing world, serving a full meal at home has become an exception rather than the rule. Single-plate dishes including noodle, pasta, and rice have become more and more an essential part of home cooking throughout the world.
          Spicy Thai Cuisine Cookbook, Sangdad Books   
This Thai cookbook has forty-six spicy salad (yam) recipes with an emphasis on the bountiful seafood of Thailand. Classic Thai favorites such as Beef Salad and Green Papaya Salad are included. Try the Thai recipe below which comes from this cookbook, Spicy Shredded Cucumber Salad. Recipes : Yam Kung, Yam Pla Meuk, Kung Kamkram Phla, Yam Sam Sao, Yam Hor Shell, Khaw Mu Yang Kha-na Krob, Yam Sam Sahai, Yam Thai Noi, Yam Khamoi, Yam Kai Yang, Yam Thale Rod Ded, Yam Hoi Khraeng, Yam Maeng Kaphrun, Yam Pla Fu, Yam Pla Salit Fu, Yam Som-O, Yam Chom-Phu, Yam Khai Dao Bacon,Yam Sai Krawk Bacon Thod, Yam Hu Mu Prung Rod, Kung Ten, Phla Pla Meuk, Pla Kaphong Khao Neung Phrik Ma Nao, Pla Meuk Neung Ma-Nao, Kung Neung Rat Phrik Ma-Nao, Mu Ma-Nao, Yam Taeng, Kung Neung Khai Rod Seap, Pla Chawn Yang Seap, Yam Phrik Wan, Phla Pla Krob, Yam Phrik Chi Fa, Som Tam Malakor, Yam Pla Thu Kap Sai Bua, Yam Phrik Yuak, Yam Pla Chawn Krob, Yam Neua Rod Ded, Phla Neua Ma-Kheua Praw, Tap Wan, Tom Yam Pla Chawn, Tom Yam Khai Pla, Tom Yam Pla Kao Thod Krob, Tom Yam Kha Mu, Tom Priao, Tom Yam Hua Pla Nam Sai, Keang Som Pla Chawn Krob. Every recipe is written in both Thai and English with full page photographs. Published by Sangdad Books, 102 pages, high quality glossy paperback.
           Fake Hub – Docs Charm Turns Patients Pussy Wet    

Therese Bizarre had been in Thailand and wasn't feeling well since she returned, so I thought it was best to do a full body examination.

          About TongKat Ali   
Botanical Name: Eurycoma Longifolia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurycoma_longifolia
Other Names: Pasak Bumi
Common Name: Long Jack


Tongkat Ali dubbed as Asian Viagra.


Tongkat Ali is a nature gift from the heaven that helps men or women to increase their sex hormone testosterone. It can be found on rain forested area in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. For its high medicinal values this plant is eminent in several regions of South East Asia . Different parts of this plant are put into use for its curative properties since very old times. In common language the term Tongkat Ali denotes Ali's cane. The active elements in Eurycoma longifolia include quassin, neo-quassin, glaukarubin, sedrin and eurycomanol.


Tongkat Ali is a native and has been used in Malaysia and Indonesia for many years by men to increase sexual desire, libido, sexual performance and to treat erectile dysfunction.

Most Asian know about what is Tongkat Ali and its purpose just like Viagra. Tongkat ali appears to work by increasing levels of the hormone testosterone. Testosterone is primarily responsible for the growth and development of male reproductive organs, including the penis, testicles, scrotum, prostate, and seminal vesicles. Normal testosterone levels maintain energy level, mood, fertility, and sexual desire.


Due to its testosterone-enhancing properties, Tongkat ali is also used by bodybuilders to increase muscle mass and strength.

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          Thailand English-language News For June 30   

In Thailand English-language News for June 30, 2017, Newsline presenter Sandra Hanutsaha tells us about: 00:40 | Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wissanu Krea-ngam has announced that leisure activities will not be banned during the cremation ceremony of the late king Bhumibol Adulyadej in October. However, he suggested that organisers observe the Royal Cremation Day on October 26. 01:36 | National Legislative […]

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          Asean Morning News For June 30   

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Southeast Asia’s new-car sales rise 5% in May New-car sales in Southeast Asia’s six major markets climbed 5% on the year to 281,366 vehicles in May, about the same rate as in April, but poor growth in Thailand leaves automakers cautious. — Nikkei Asian Review Fear for […]

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          Thailand Morning News For June 30   

Finance Ministry to reforecast GDP for 2017 Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) Director-General Krisada Chinavicharana said the Ministry of Finance will readjust the 2017 economic growth earlier forecast at 3.6 percent due to some contributing factors which have improved than initially expected. — NNT 35.7% foreign firms to invest more About 35.7 per cent of 600 […]

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          THAILAND Kettenanhänger aus 585 Gelbgold mit Halskette   
339,90 EUR
Halskette Panzer 1,2 mm - 50 cm lang - mit Kettenanh?nger aus der Form der Thailand Landkarte aus massiv 585 Gelbgold!Der Anh?nger ist mit einer gro?en ?se versehen, sodass dieser auch mit einer etwas dickeren Halskette getragen werden kann.Die Anh?nger werden in einer traditionsreichen deutschen Goldschmiede aus massivem Material hergestellt und selbstverst?ndlich 585 gestempelt!Landkarte: ThailandMaterial: massiv 585 GelbgoldGr??e: ca. 31 mm und 1mm dickGewicht: ca. 4,7 grOberfl?che: Vorderseite handpoliert und R?ckseite matt geb?rstetHalskette: 50 cm lang, Panzer 1,2 mm mit Federring-VerschlussSonderanfertigungen, wie z.B. ein anderes Land, gr??er oder aus einem anderen Material k?nnen auf Wunsch f?r Sie hergestellt werden. Fragen Sie uns einfach danach! Wir werden Ihnen sicherlich weiter helfen k?nnen!Alle Kettenanh?nger werden direkt nach Ihrer Bestellung von einer traditionsreichen deutschen Goldschmiede extra f?r Sie angefertigt.Die Abbildungen sind nicht in Originalgr??e - Bitte entnehmen Sie die Gr??e der jeweiligen Produktbeschreibung!

          Phuket Banyan Tree Opens in Singapore at Marina Bay Sands Posted By : Rebecca JK   
Phuket, Thailand: Phuket's award winning Banyan Tree Spa has opened its first branch in Singapore, on the 55th floor of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Although Banyan Tree Holdings is a Singaporean company headed by founder and chairman, Ho Kwon Ping, this is the firm's first venture on home soil.
          Comment on Turmeric and Diabetes: 10 Ways Turmeric Can Help by RAWLCM   
Thanks for another great insight. I've been taking turmeric capsules for inflammation and found it helpful. I've been curious about dosage but haven't had time to research it so I've been following the recommendation on the bottle. The information about the study in Thailand is useful, as is the info on black pepper. Since I take these with meals I'll be sure to be generous with the pepper.
          Top 10 home tips from around the world   
Top 10 home tips from around the world

We often forget how modern air travel has transformed our lives. We think nothing of jetting off to far flung destinations for a week or two, locations our forefathers would only have dreamed of visiting.

It gives us an opportunity to absorb the culture and customs of these countries, including the food, fashion, art, architecture and the interior style of a destination. Often we are inspired to incorporate some of these elements into our homes. It could be locally produced homewares, handmade furnishings, artisanal furniture or a print by a roadside artist - keepsakes of an exotic getaway or maybe more?

With this in mind here are home style ideas and inspiration from the top 10 holiday locations Aussies can’t get enough of.

1. India for ornate accessories

With such a diverse array of cultures and religions across this vast country no surprise that Indian interior design is among the most exotic and complex styles out there. Colour is central to every aspect of Indian culture, and is a feature that strikes all first time visitors . India is also justly renowned for its beautiful handicrafts, fabrics, ornate architecture and homewares.

Style tip: Indian handicrafts and decorative artifacts are a cost effective option to add colour and visual interest to any room in your home. Use a few select vibrant pieces to accessorise and offset a more muted overall tone for a room, as in this take on a traditional bedroom.

India for ornate accessories

2. Hawaii for island style

Hawaii islands are a natural paradise with an abundance of rainforest, stunning beaches and volcanoes - which is why it became the ultimate tropical destination. The style and design of Hawaiian homes reflect this with a lifestyle that is intimately connected with these elements. Surf and beach culture are also synonymous with Hawaii, and both have influenced fashion and interior design far beyond these Pacific islands.

Style tip: To bring a little of the aloha island style and spirit into your home incorporate lush tropical plants, bamboo - or even better install an outdoor shower to transport you to a Hawaiian beach hut.

 

Hawaii for island style
 

3. Japan for organic minimalism

The land of the rising sun has had a huge influence on interior design in the West, with a simplicity that is at once modest yet effortlessly elegant. Their interior design aesthetic has been refined over thousands years and has been heavily influenced by Buddhist/Shinto culture and the natural world. I am going to call it organic minimalism. Timber and other natural materials are an important element of traditional Japanese homes, evident in the use of tatami mats and timber framed shoji screens.
Style tip: Add a timber freestanding timber bathtub to turn your bathroom into a serene traditional Japanese onsen or spa experience and soak your troubles away in Zen-like solitude. Or head to your nearest Muji outlet for a budget take on many elements of Japanese interior design.

Japan minimalism

4. Hong Kong for space conscious storage

Living spaces is at a premium in the compressed environs of this ex-British colonial outpost. That means most Hong Kong residents live in compact apartments where space is precious.  They need to be clever with the limited space they have to work with, so ideas around smart storage abound. Think using every square inch of your apartment, such as under bed storage, storage friendly furniture, behind the door storage and clever storage solutions for their tiny, postage stamp sized kitchens.

Style tip: If you have a compact kitchen look to utilise corners to maximise the area to its fullest. Clever corner cabinet drawers turn once redundant space into useful storage for items like cutlery or even pots.


Hong Kong for space conscious storage

5. New York for loft living

Converting old warehouses, factories and industrial spaces in New York became popular at the height of the counterculture movement in the 1960s, when artists turned these spaces into studios and a place to crash. They are defined by high ceilings and large windows, so usually have oodles of natural light. Another design marker are exposed beams and structural elements including pipework, lighting and ducting.

Style tip: Look to expose any brickwork in your home and contrast it with more modern design elements including Scandi furniture, outsize artworks and greenery in the form of leafy plants in large pots.

New York loft living

6. British for eclectic eccentricity


You would be hard pressed to find a Brit who leaves for work with a bowler hat, but that is not to say that tradition is on the wane there. For interiors the modern British home is an eclectic mix of influences, that borrows as much from their former colonies as it does reference a rich classical history. All these result in a style that is uniquely British, with nods to eclectic eccentricity, the countryside and a tradition of solid craftsmanship.

Style tip: Juxtapose solid, crafted classically inspired furniture with items from your travels, like a kilim from India, mask from Africa or intricate carving from Asia.


British for eclectic eccentricity
 

7. Thai for handcrafted furniture

Thailand is only surpassed by Bali as a favoured holiday getaway for Aussies, and it is not difficult to see why. Friendly locals, great food, even better beaches - and don’t forget to add great shopping to your list. That list extends to an interior aesthetic that is serene, tranquil and comfortable without being too formal. There is also a strong organic theme running through traditional Thai homes, with a lot of handcrafted timber items juxtaposed with opulent fabrics and gold themed religious objects.

Style tip: For affordable and practical outdoor furniture look no further than rattan. This not only looks handcrafted, but is lightweight and will give any outdoor entertaining area a subtle Asian theme.


Thai for handcrafted furniture

8. Vietnam for colour

Vietnam’s rich and unique history, combined with rapid recent modernisation has made this Southeast Asian country an intriguing melting pot of influences. There are obvious Chinese and French cultural elements in the food, dress and architecture which make for a unique melange that draws increasing numbers of Aussies. Its night markets are a cacophony of noise, colour and the aroma of the country’s distinctive cuisine - which make them a highlight of any visit there. They can also be a great source of inspiration for your next home decor project.

Style tip: Use lanterns to decorate your outdoor entertainment area to recreate a Vietnamese night market. This can be for a special occasion or make it a permanent feature to wow friends, family and house guests.

Vietnam for colour

9. New Zealand for rustic charm

New Zealanders fell in love with the Californian bungalow which has come to symbolise a rustic simplicity at odds with all the McMansions and bland apartments that dominate so many of our cities today. Think corrugated roofing, a picket fence, plasterboard and a verandah for watching the world go by. What is there not to like?

Style tip: Short of extending your patio into a verandah and buying a rocking chair, you could also put up a picket fence. Just make sure you paint it white.

New Zealand for rustic charm

10. Bali for beach style

Bali is the most visited international destination by Aussies, tempting us back with a mixture of exotic landscapes, catered villas, beaches and an active nightlife. No surprise that when we come home we want to recreate the harmonious feeling of our Balinese escape. Look to use natural materials if you want to incorporate Balinese beach style in your home, like natural timber, cane and bamboo.
Style tip: Build a thatched gazebo where you can lounge until your next holiday to Bali. And if you live in Queensland count yourself lucky, you can use it all year round.

Bali for beach style


              
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          6/30/2017: News: Tourist ‘eaten’   
BELGIAN backpacker Elise Dallemange was found dead on Thailand’s notorious “murder island” after being halfeaten by lizards, say local police. Officers on Koh Tao island claim Elise, 30, hanged herself before the reptiles attacked her body. But no...
          Mangiare in Thailandia: il budino a forma di cacca di cane   
Ci vuole veramente tanto coraggio a mangiarli, eppure chi li ha provati ha confermato che, consistenza a parte, sono deliziosi. E in Thailandia stanno spopolando.Sono i budini a forma di escremento di...
          Fakhri Enggan Pusingkan Persiapan Mepet Thailand   
Pelatih Indonesia U-16 Fakhri Husaini tidak menilai persiapan mepet yang dilakukan Thailand tersebut menjadi keuntungan bagi lawan-lawannya. Termasuk Indonesia. Menurutnya, kekuatan tim tidak ditentukan melalui lama persiapan.
          10 Battery Gigafactories Are Now in the Works. And Elon Musk May Add 4 More   

Gigafactory announcements have been trending in recent months, with plans for at least 10 new plants revealed in the last six months. Half a dozen have been planned in the last month alone.

In Germany, for example, the Daimler subsidiary Accumotive laid the foundation for a $550 million plant designed to take annual lithium-ion battery production from its current level of 80,000 units up to around 320,000.

And Energy Absolute, of Thailand, reportedly has plans for a $2.9 billion factory in Asia, with an annual production capacity of 1 gigawatt-hour per year, scaling to 50 gigawatt-hours a year by 2020. 

Meanwhile, a consortium including Boston Energy and Innovation (BEI), Charge CCCV, C&D Assembly, Primet Precision Materials and Magnis Resources confirmed it will build a 15-gigawatt-hour-a-year plant on IBM’s former Huron Campus manufacturing site in New York.

BEI, Charge CCCV, C&D Assembly and Magnis Resources are also working with Eastman Kodak Group to build a similarly sized plant near Townsville in Queensland, Australia. The backers have said the plant could create around 7,000 jobs. 

More recently a company called Energy Renaissance has lifted the lid on plans for a factory in Darwin, in Australia’s Northern Territory, with a production capacity of a gigawatt-hour of batteries a year.

The most aggressive gigafactory plans, however, remain with the company that came up with the concept. Tesla’s Elon Musk has said he will announce “probably four” new gigafactories this year. One has long been slated for Europe, and another has been confirmed to be in the works in Shanghai, China. 

The recent announcements follow at least five gigafactory proposals put forward for Europe before the end of last year, including facilities in Sweden, Hungary and Poland. Not all the new plants will focus on lithium-ion batteries, though. 

The U.S. lead-acid battery maker Johnson Controls, for example, unveiled proposals for two Chinese plants with a combined annual capacity of 13.5 million batteries.

The company already has production capacity for 16 million batteries a year, from a factory in Chongqing and one in Zhejiang, and is looking invest $250 million in a new plant that could produce up to 7.5 million units a year in Shandong from 2019. 

A second plant would follow in 2020. The increased capacity is aimed at satisfying growing demand from the start-stop engine market.

Overall, Bloomberg reports that global battery-making capacity is set to more than double by 2021, topping 278 gigawatt-hours a year compared to 103 gigawatt-hours at present.

The massive planned increase in battery production feels similar to the Chinese manufacturing boom that radically altered the PV landscape around a decade ago, by creating oversupply that ultimately led to the demise of dozens of solar firms.

Could the same phenomenon be underway in battery manufacturing?

Probably not, say storage experts. The pricing declines won't be nearly as dramatic due to supply chain differences. 

"Unlike PV, battery raw materials are rare metals that have to be mined and processed, so they will have constant supply-demand push-pull, minimizing risk of supply glut," said Ravi Manghani, director of GTM Research's storage practice.

"The industry is in the middle of a huge cost declines phase as manufacturers continue to bring large gigafactories on-line. While some individual vendors may see massive cost step-downs as facilities are activated or new generation products with superior density are launched, on a macro level, the declines are going to be much more gradual," said Manghani.

According to Logan Goldie-Scot, head of Bloomberg New Energy Finance's storage practice, the growth in production capacity is already considered in pricing forecasts.

“We're already factoring the ramp-up in production capacity and ongoing price decreases into our analysis,” said Goldie-Scot. “I don't foresee a step-change reduction in price.”

By 2030, BNEF expects battery pack prices to fall to $73 per kilowatt-hour, down from a volume-weighted average of $273 per kilowatt-hour in 2016. 

“This is an average, though,” he said. “We're already seeing pack prices below $200 per kilowatt-hour.”

David Hart, director at E4tech, an international strategic consultancy focused on sustainable energy, said much of the upcoming capacity will be needed to satisfy forecast growth in vehicle electrification. 

“Building gigafactories is a logical next step in creating a battery industry that's fit for the purpose of supplying vehicles,” he said. “I don't think the rise in gigafactories will necessarily result in a price crash.”

Even if the battery market is unlikely to face the same pressures as solar, it will still grapple with challenges of its own.

“Very importantly, it's not clear that the resource supply chains exist yet for all these factories,” Hart said. “Lithium and cobalt supply needs to be increased, and everyone is vying for supply.”


          5th International Conference on Advances in Science, Engineering, Technology and Natural Resources BANGKOK,August 4-5, 2017,Bangkok, Thailand.   

5th International Conference on Advances in Science, Engineering, Technology and Natural Resources BANGKOK,August 4-5, 2017,Bangkok, Thailand. This conference is a joint conference with RMUTT

              
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          HK aid sought on smuggled cars   
The Customs Department and the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) have asked Hong Kong authorities to seize two luxury cars smuggled out of Thailand despite them being impounded.
          US envoy talks up Prayut invitation   
The US Ambassador to Thailand has shed light on US President Donald Trump's invitation to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to visit Washington, saying people have a "misconception" that Washington halted diplomatic relations with Bangkok following the coup.
          BoT expects 2017 growth to pick up   
Thai economic growth in the second half is expected to outpace the first half's rate, underpinned by a recovery in domestic demand, says a senior official at the Bank of Thailand.
          Slavery report undervalues Thai efforts   
This week the US State Department issued the 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. The report's position on Thailand and many other Asian countries is ambiguous and self-contradictory. It is readily apparent that, fundamentally, the world needs a more transparent trafficking reporting mechanism to compare countries objectively against standardised criteria.
          TCIL's Subaru production plan on track   
Hong Kong-listed Tan Chong International Ltd (TCIL) remains committed to producing Subaru vehicles in Thailand in early 2019, starting with the Subaru Forester.
          Poetic licence in how to run the country   
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          By 2100, Refugees Would Be the Most Populous Country on Earth   
Poverty and deadly wars are the major drivers of displacement.

The UN Refugee Agency has announced the new figures for the world’s displaced: 65.9 million. That means that 65.9 million human beings live as refugees, asylum seekers or as internally displaced people. If the refugees formed a country, it would be the 21st largest state in the world, just after Thailand (68.2 million) and just ahead of the United Kingdom (65.5 million). But unlike these other states, refugees have few political rights and no real representation in the institutions of the world.

The head of the UN Refugee Agency, Filippo Grandi, recently said that most of the displacement comes as a result of war. "The world seems to have become unable to make peace," Grandi said. "So you see old conflicts that continue to linger, and new conflicts erupting, and both produce displacement. Forced displacement is a symbol of wars that never end."

Few continents are immune from the harsh reality of war. But the epicenter of war and displacement is along the axis of the Western-driven global war on terror and resource wars. The line of displacement runs from Afghanistan to South Sudan with Syria in between. Eyes are on Syria, where the war remains hot and the tensions over escalation intensify daily. But there is as deadly a civil war in South Sudan, driven in large part by a ferocious desire to control the country’s oil. Last year, 340,000 people fled South Sudan for refugee camps in neighboring Uganda. This is a larger displacement than from Syria.

Poverty is a major driver of displacement. It is what moves hundreds of thousands of people to try and cross the Sahara Desert and then the Mediterranean Sea for European pastures. But most who try this journey meet a deadly fate. Both the Sahara and the Mediterranean are dangerous. This week, the UN’s International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Niger rescued 600 migrants from the Sahara, although 52 did not survive.

A 22-year-old woman from Nigeria was among those rescued. She was on a pick-up truck with 50 people. They left Agadez for Libya. ‘We were in the desert for ten days,’ she says. "After five days, the driver abandoned us. He left us with all of our belongings, saying he was going to pick us up in a couple of hours. But he never did." Forty-four of the migrants died. The six who remained struggled to safety. ‘We had to drink our own pee to survive,’ she said.

Getting to Libya is hard enough. But being in Libya is perilous. Violence against vulnerable migrants inside Libya continues to occur. The IOM reports the presence in Libya of ‘slave markets.’ Migrants who make it across the Sahara into Libya have told investigators that they find themselves in these slave markets where they are bought to be taken to private prisons and put to work or else sold back to their families if they can raise the high ransom payments. UNICEF reports incidents of rape and violence against women and children in these private prisons. One 15-year-old boy said of his time in a private prison, "Here they treat us like chickens. They beat us, they do not give us good water and good food. They harass us. So many people are dying here, dying from disease, freezing to death."

Danger lurks on the sea as well. This year already IOM reports least 2,108 deaths in the sea between Libya and Italy. This is the fourth year in a row that IOM has counted over 2,000 deaths by mid-year. Over the past five years, this averages out to about 10 deaths a day. Libya, broken by NATO’s war in 2011, remains a gateway for the vulnerable from various parts of Africa, countries damaged by IMF policies and by warfare. There is no expectation that the numbers of those on the march will decrease.

In a recent paper in The Lancet (June 2017), Paul Spiegel, formerly of the UN Refugee Agency suggests that the "humanitarian system was not designed to address the types of conflicts that are happening at present." With over 65 million people displaced, the various institutions of the UN and of the NGO world are simply not capable of managing the crisis.

"It is not simply overstretched," Spiegel wrote of the humanitarian system, "it is no longer fit for purpose."

These are shattering words. One problem Spiegel identifies is the assumption that refugee flows are temporary, since wars will end at some point. What happens when wars and occupations are permanent? People either have to live for generations in refugee camps or they will seek, through dangerous passages, flight to the West. He gives the example of Iran, which absorbed over a million Afghan refugees without using the camp strategy. They simply allowed the Afghans into Iranian society and absorbed them by putting money into their various social schemes (such as education and health). Spiegel also points out that refugees must be part of the designing the process for humanitarian aid. These are good suggestions, but they are not going to be possible with the limited funds available for refugees and with the crisis level of activity that detains the humanitarian agencies.

Spiegel does not deal with one of the great problems for humanitarianism: the persistence of war and the theory that more war—or the current euphemism, security—is the answer to humanitarian crises. This January, over 1,000 people tried to scale the large barrier that divides Morocco from the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. Looking at that barrier, one is reminded of the idea that walls will somehow prevent migration, a view driven by President Donald Trump. Violence met the migrants, a mirror of the violence that was visited among migrants along the spinal cord of Eastern Europe last year. Walls, police forces and military interventions are all seductive to an imagination that forgets why people migrate and that they are human beings on the run with few other options. There is a view that security barriers and security forces will raise the price of migrant and deter future migrants. This is a silly illusion. Migration is dangerous already. That has not stopped anyone. More humane thinking is necessary.

It is important therefore that the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a meeting on the Sahel on June 28 that the world leaders need to "avoid a disproportionate emphasis on security" when dealing with the multiple crises in the Sahara region and north of it. "No purely military solution" can work against transnational organized crime, violent extremism and terrorism, nor against poverty and hopelessness. Underlying causes are not being addressed, and indeed the surface reactions—to bomb more—only create more problems, not less.

In the July issue of Land Use Policy, professors Charles Geisler and Ben Currens estimate that by 2100 there will be 2 billion refugees as a result of climate change. These numbers are staggering. They are an inevitable future. By then, refugees will be the largest country on earth—nomads, seeking shelter from destruction of climate and capitalism, from rising seas and wars of greed.

 

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          Photo Release: Centara Grand at CentralWorld win city hotel for Chinese tourists   
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          Wiener Börse rutschte im Späthandel ins Minus   
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Filipino food has not gained as much attention and praise in the United States as cuisine from Korea, China or Thailand, but Pinoy cooks and chefs have long occupied proud and important niches in US society, whether in the restaurant industry, the military or even the White House.

Still, there was something oddly disconcerting about President George W. Bush paying tribute to the contributions of Filipino Americans – particularly those who serve his meals at the White House.

"I want to tell you how proud I am to be the President of a nation that -- in which there's a lot of Philippine-Americans," Bush told President Gloria Arroyo during her recent visit to the White House, where the head chef, Cristeta Comerford, is Filipino.

"They love America and they love their heritage. And I reminded the President that I am reminded of the great talent of the -- of our Philippine-Americans when I eat dinner at the White House."

In the video of the exchange, you can then hear Arroyo, who is off camera, laughing.

"Yes," she said.

Bush continued, "And the chef is a great person and a really good cook, by the way, Madam President."

“Thank you," she said.

Bush's remarks were immediately picked up by the liberal Web site, Huffington Post, where readers were naturally amused, embarrassed, outraged.

"What an utter embarrassment," one reader wrote. "The buffoonery ends 01/20/09."

"It takes great skill to so utterly mangle what should have been a great compliment," another said. "And yes, beneath it all, it is quite notable that the current White House chef is both the first woman in the position and a naturalized citizen originally from the Philippines."

"Kitchen help and servants in the White House! THAT'S what he thinks of these hard-working people!" another said.

One reader wondered what the fuss was about: "Hmmm, my wife is Filipino and she wasn't offended. But then, she doesn't think there's anything wrong with telling a Filipino that he makes a good dish."

The comment underscored how touchy this issue could be. After all, millions of Filipinos have moved overseas to work as cooks, kitchen help, domestic helpers, construction workers and nurses – and they've done so proudly and with honor and are actually keeping the Philippine economy afloat. As has been stated repeatedly, overseas Filipino workers are heroes.

But another reader who responded to the last remark also hit the nail in the head on why many Americans would feel embarrassed by what their president said – and why Filipinos everywhere should be dismayed.

"Dude, President Bush basically told the president of the Philipines that he loved the Filipino people because his only context was the one that worked for him. She should not only be offended, she should be disqusted," the reader said.

Bush has, of course, uttered many more jaw-dropping and sometimes offensive statements in his foreign dealings that many Americans have simply learned to ignore or endure. He once demoted Pope Benedict XVI by addressing him as "your eminence" instead of "your holiness," mixed up Austria and Australia, referred to Greeks as Grecians and asked the president of Brazil, "Do you have blacks too?"

But one must give Bush credit when he wore a barong during a visit to the Philippines five years ago. He was also following a family tradition. More than 20 years before, in June 1981, his father, then-Vice President George H.W. Bush arrived in Manila, put on a barong and met with Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos.

Then again, that wasn't exactly a visit many Filipinos remember fondly.

"We stand with the Philippines," the elder Bush told the dictator. "We love your adherence to democratic principles and democratic processes. We will not leave you in isolation."

Two decades after Bush the elder's controversial remarks, it was the younger Bush’s turn to make a statement that left many scratching their heads.

"America is proud of its part in the great story of the Filipino people,” he said.

But it quickly became pretty clear that he didn't really completely get that story.

For Bush also declared before his Filipino hosts that the United States "liberated the Philippines from colonial rule" -- conveniently forgetting that our homeland was once an American colony.

Copyright 2008 by Benjamin Pimentel


          Southeast Asia to hold OLI and Intern Training in Cambodia   
Olivet Leadership Institute in Southeast Asia confirmed the venue for the next program in August. The New Hope Church in Phnom Penh is preparing to hold a regional leadership training session at the end of August. The host city is going to welcome around seventy participants from Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
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          Things to Do Friday!   
13 things to do for June 30 by Mercury Staff

Waterfront Blues Festival
The Waterfront Blues Festival is a Fourth of July tradition, a weekend-long gathering on the river to celebrate all styles of American music (not just the blues). With performers like Booker T, Chubby Carrier, Cory Henry, Fantastic Negrito, Eric Gales, and countless others performing under the sun for the fest’s 30th year, it’s the best way to be reminded that our crazy, conflicted country has birthed some pretty wonderful music. NED LANNAMANN
Jun 30-Jul 4, see waterfrontbluesfest.com for full daily schedules, 11 am, $10-50, all ages


Roxane Gay
After widely acclaimed works like Bad Feminist and Difficult Women, Gay’s Hunger tells the story of what it’s like to live more than 20 years in a fat body, and without the triumphant weightloss narrative that society practically demands. If her discussion with Phoebe Robinson (Sooo Many White Guys podcast), and her interview with The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah is any indication, Roxane Gay will offer an insightful and honest book talk while simultaneously filling a void the literary world. JENNI MOORE
7:30 pm, Powell's City of Books, free

Portland Craft Beer Festival
The Fields hosts this grand kickoff to Oregon Craft Beer Month with a three-day celebration of Portland's (many) contributions to the art of brewing. $25 admission includes a cup and 10 beverage tickets, while $35 VIP tickets will net you a souvenir mug and 15 tickets. Come down and enjoy delicious food and beverage offerings from Base Camp, Lompoc, Migration, Natian, Occidental, Pints, Bridgeport, Coopers Hall, Cider Riot, and many more.
Jun 30-Jul 2, 12 pm, The Fields, $25-35

Animal Collective, Stephen Malkmus
Animal Collective is one of those bands you just come to know, whether that’s through constant radio play or their soundtracking of your own quarter-life avant-garde awakening. Blending the right amounts of pop, indie, electronic, psychedelic, and experimental, Animal Collective is enough of everything to appeal to virtually everyone—which means you can totally bring your Tinder date to the show without worrying about whether or not they’ll like it. To those “real fans” who might complain about this, I say sit back, relax, and enjoy both the concert you paid for as well as the kinda funny, kinda cringey dates happening around you. DELANEY MOTTER
8 pm, Roseland, $26-30, all ages

Queer Migration Stories and Panel
Unite Oregon’s Last Friday event will kick off with a panel featuring members of Resilient Connections, a program for refugee, immigrant, and trans queer people, as they illuminate the affects colonization and white supremacy have on the migration of queer people of color. EMILLY PRADO
5:30 pm, Unite Oregon, free

Lithics, Tender Age, Mattress, Media Jeweler
Lithics minimalist post-punk pulses and chirps, manically pushing forward and pulling back, while building insistent loops before pretending to fall apart, as vocalist Aubrey Hornor brings an understated, bordering-on-spoken-word nonchalance. This restraint, at least on record, keeps the tension high, while also keeping something bubbling below the surface, waiting. JOSHUA JAMES AMBERSON
9 pm, The Fixin' To, $7

Bob Saget
Fresh off his appearance on Netflix's Full House reboot, Fuller House, Bob Saget takes his raunchy stand-up routine back to Helium giving you the opportunity to take in an evening of jokes told by TV's renowned "Dirty Daddy."
7:30 pm, 10 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $35-45

Improvisation Summit of Portland 2017
The Creative Music Guild presents a two-day event celebrating Portland's improvisational and experimental music scene, in collaboration with dancers, film, and visual artists. Featuring performances from Bobby Previte, Andrea Kleine, Lori Goldston, Jonah Parzen-Johnson, Sarah Hennies, Wobbly, and more.
Jun 30-Jul 1, see creativemusicguild.org for a full list of performers and showtimes, $15-30

Eat Skull, The Renderers, Woolen Men
The husband-and-wife duo of Brian and Maryrose Crook front the Christchurch, New Zealand-hailing psych-rock band, The Renderers. Catch them tonight when they return to Mississippi Studios to headline a stacked show alongside Portland noise-pop and skuzz-rock outfit Eat Skull and local jangle punks the Woolen Men.
9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $5

Streetlight Manifesto, Jenny Owen Youngs, Ogikubo Station
Everything Goes Numb, the 2002 debut LP from New Brunswick outfit Streetlight Manifesto, is hailed as a ska masterpiece in circles where that phrase isn’t an inherent contradiction. No matter how many waves you think there have been—really, who can keep track—ska’s always had a way of sounding instantly dated. In the decade and a half since the band’s well-received debut, Tomas Kalnoky & Co. haven’t done much to avoid their genre’s uniquely fraught aging process. The list of chin-scratchers includes the 2006 re-recording of their old band Catch 22’s beloved Keasbey Nights, and 2010’s 99 Songs of Revolution Vol. 1 (a collection of covers that might more accurately be titled 11 Songs That Don’t Really Need Ska Interpretations). If I sound dismissive, that’s probably because ska has always been so easy to mock, but it’s precisely that full-throated embrace of their own aesthetic that makes bands like Streetlight Manifesto so fun to begin with. NATHAN TUCKER
8 pm, Crystal Ballroom, $20, all ages

Senator Ron Wyden Discusses Net Neutrality
Net neutrality is the concept that internet access is akin to a utility and should be available for equal consumption by all. Senator Ron Wyden, a longtime advocate of net neutrality, will highlight the implications of the FCC’s vote to roll back legality and allow cable companies to engage in net neutrality voluntarily. EMILLY PRADO
12:15 pm, Sentinel Hotel

Azizi Gibson
Born in Frankfurt, Germany, and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, Azizi Gibson is an up and coming rapper signed to Flying Lotus' record label, Brainfeeder. Catch him tonight when he hits the Hawthorne Theater for the Portland stop on "The Protein Shake Tour."
8 pm, Hawthorne Theatre, $18.50-22, all ages

Dynamite PDX
This special edition of Curious Comedy's improv session features Portland's much-loved J Names troupe taking the stage.
9:30 pm, Curious Comedy Theater, $10-12

Don't forget to check out our Things To Do calendar for even more things to do!

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          Book Buzz: Get You Good by Rhonda Bowen   

There are some things you should never do for love...

Sydney Isaacs has two priorities: her family, and Decadent, the gourmet pastry business they founded almost three generations ago. But both are in jeopardy when her brother, Dean, announces his sudden engagement to the conniving Sheree Vern. Much to Sydney's dismay, Dean inherits ownership of Decadent, despite his lack of interest. Now he and Sheree are selling the chain to finance his dreams of becoming a music producer—or so Dean believes…

Thanks to Sheree, Dean’s plans, the business, and his marriage, soon implode in ways he never expected—leaving Sydney determined to salvage whatever she can, and fix the mess left behind. Her only solace is her romance with Hayden Windsor. But Hayden is Sheree’s half brother, and it doesn’t take long for Sydney to wonder if Hayden knew about Sheree’s scheming all along? Soon Sydney creates a deception of her own to find out the truth. Her strategy is working, until the consequences threaten to destroy everything she values most—including her faith. Overcome with guilt, can she make things right with her brother, with Hayden, and with God? 


REVIEW

Sometimes you happen upon a book and you put it aside, not quite ready to open the covers.  In this case, I'd read Bowen's debut and it was good...but not intriguing enough for me to pursue her second book or move this third one--that I received in a package from Kensington--to the top of my TBR list.

Then it happened.  I'd finished all my "required" reading, meaning I had no more books that I was obliged to read for review purposes and I was also in between editing jobs.  I had time on my hands so I looked around, my gaze fell upon Bowen's novel, and I picked it up.  I cracked open the cover, not sure whether it would make good 4th of July weekend reading, and took a chance.

Boy, was I served up a treat!  From beginning to end, I thoroughly enjoyed Get You Good.  The Isaacs family seems like a great bunch of people, even if they come with more than their share of drama.  From the beginning, I rooted for Sydney and Hayden, and continued rooting for them when even I wasn't sure whether Sydney deserved another chance.  Because sometimes it seems as though we mess up too badly, but Bowen shows how faith and a belief in God's love never allows that to be true.  Loved Sydney's sisters--Lissandra and JJ.  I found Lissandra the more interesting of the two, and hope to see her story, but JJ surprised me and made me a fan of hers also, so I'm glad to know that JJ's story gets told in Bowen's fourth book and most recent release, Hitting the Right Note.

Bowen incorporated messages of faith and redemption in a way that some may not categorize her fiction as "Christian fiction" (and I have no idea how she herself labels it) but I'm okay with that.  I think it gets more readers to read and consider the goodness of God while offering an undeniably entertaining story.  Another one of the themes of this book is sisterhood, and how not all sisterhood is easy nor biological.

Get You Good is good writing, good plotting and good storytelling.  There were a few very unexpected plot twists, and even when I saw the situation unfolding, I still could believe how it ended.  Bowen's writing style is fast-paced and completely engaging, making it the perfect holiday weekend read.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rhonda Bowen knew she would be a writer as early as eight grade when she wrote her first novel with a classmate in a dollar notebook.  While waiting fro the day to come, she spent a lively childhood growing up in Kingston, Jamaica and later attaining her bachelor of arts at the University of the West Indies.  Not long after, her family moved to Toronto, Canada where she spent a few years working  in public relations and event planning.  Throughout this time, however, her desire to write stayed alive.  She eventually completed her first novel, Man Enough for Me, which was released under Kensington Book's Dafina imprint in February 2011.

In October 2010, urged by the call of God, Rhonda packed up her life again and moved to Thailand to teach English.  Though most of her time was spent entertaining her students in the name of education, she still found time to scribble away at new stories.  She returned to Canada just in time for the February 2012 release of her second novel, One Way or Another.

For now, Rhonda resides in Toronto with her family where she is engaged in the field of child and youth work. She is excited about the future and the path that God has for her life.

Learn more about Rhonda Bowen and her books on her website, http://www.rhondabowen.com, or connect with her on Facebook at RhondaBowenBooks
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          Bai Yanang Extract   
Bai Ya Nang Leaves Extract 400ml. Ingredients: Bai Ya Nang Leaves Extract (Nam Bai Ya Nang), Water. Net Weight 14 oz. Product of Thailand
          Thai Charcoal BBQ Stove Medium   
The Thai Charcoal BBQ Stove. This is a traditional cooking Thai stove. It is great for B.B.Q. and perfect for wok cooking. The top socket of the Thai BBQ Stove is designed to be removable. There are several reasons for that: one is to increase air or oxygen inside the stove, while the wok or pot is set on top of the stove. The open socket also allows you to add or realign the charcoal to spread the heat without lifting the wok or pot.

In Thai kitchen, we use stick charcoal not briquettes as in the USA. Some people put the socket in place if they want steady heat (mostly medium to low) for a certain period of time. But for high heat, they usually leave the socket open so they can add more fuel during cooking. The stove itself is made from clay and surrounded with cement and wrapped with sheet metal. Since this product is handmade by local Thais, in some stoves the socket might be lightly cemented to the body of the stove. You can use a chisel to remove the thin layer of cement to free the socket from the stove. Dimension : 10"W x 9 " H. Good for wok size 13". Product of Thailand.

We also have Thai Charcoal BBQ Stove Small .
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          Thai Tea Custard Mix, Lobo   
Thai Tea Custard Mix from Lobo. Net weight 4.2 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Durian Flavor Agar Dessert Mix, Lobo   
Durian Flavor Agar Dessert Mix from Lobo. Net weight 4.55 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Coconut Juice Flavor Agar Dessert Mix Lobo   
Coconut Juice Flavor Agar Dessert Mix from Lobo. Net weight 4.55 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Stir Fry Black Pepper Sauce Lobo (2 pcks)   
Stir Fry Black Pepper Sauce from Lobo. It comes with two packages. Net weight 1.76 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Steamed Macarel Fish   
Steamed macarel fish from Thailand. Weight around 10-11 oz. Product of Thailand. This item must be ship by US priority or FedEx next day only.
          Thai Glass Stainless Steel Condiment Set with Tray   
Thai Glass Stainless Steel Condiment Set of 4 cups with Tray. Product of Thailand.
          Rice berry Thailand, 2.2 lb ( 1 kg)   
Premium Thai rice berry from Thailand. Net weight 1 kg. (2.2 lb) Product of Thailand.
          Thai Kanom Berng Snack 5 oz   
Thai Kanom Berng Snack. Net weight 5 oz. Ingredients; Rice flour, sugar, coconut. mung bean, egg. Product of Thailand.
          Potae Potato Snack   
Potae Potato Snack from Thailand. Ingredients: Potato Starch, Palm Oil, Seasoning, Salt. Contains gluten, peanuts, soy, milk products in seasoning. Net weight : 85 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Ground Coriander Root Hand Brand   
Ground Coriander Root from Hand Brand, Selected quality product, uses for marinate any meats in Thai dishes, barbeque. Excellent seasoning for meat or soup base. Ingredient: Coriander Root. Net weight 30 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Ground Kaffir Lime Leaves, Hand Brand   
Ground Kaffir Lime Leaves from Hand Brand, uses in Thai dishes as Tom Yum Soup, salad, or tea. It provides aroma of Kaffir lime leaves. Ingredient: Kaffir lime leaves. Net weight 40 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Ground Star of Anise Hand Brand   
Ground Star of Anise from Hand brand, quality product from Thailand, uses in Chinese food as five spices soup or to marinate meat. Ingredient; Star of Anise. Net weight 45 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Roasted Rice Hand Brand   
Roasted rice or Khoa Kua from Hand Brand for Thai dishes as Laab, Nam Tok and for Thai E-Sarn Spicy sauce (Jaew). Ingredient : Rice. Net weight 90 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Dipping Sauce for Steamed Chicken, Khao Munn Khai Sauce.   
Dipping Sauce for Steamed Chicken or Nam Kim Khao Muun Khai in Thai. Net weight 7 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Spicy Big Wings Marinate, Lobo (2 pks)   
Spicy Big Wings Marinate Mix from Lobo, comes in 2 packets. Net weight 1.76 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Bak Kuet Teh Soup Mix, Lobo (2 pks)   
Bak Kuet Teh Soup Mix from Lobo. Comes in 2 packets. Net weight 1.76 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Broth mix For Vietnamese Noodle Soup Pho Lobo, (2pks)   
Broth Mix (Beef Flavor) for Vietnamese Noodle Soup, Pho from Lobo. Net weight 1.76 oz(per bag). Ingredients: Salt, Sugar, Maltodextrin, MSG, Spices, Soy Sauce powder, Natural Flavor, Onion Powder, Silicon Dioxide, Soybean Oil, Garlic powder, Kaffir lime leaves powder, Disdium inosinate, Licorice Extract, Artificial Beef Flavor. Product of Thailand.
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Bergamot Herbal Shampoo Balancing Conditioning 3 in 1, Original Extract. The blended properties of the herbal shampoo and conditioner enable the hair nutrition to be absorbed into scalp, help restoring the moisture balance to the scalp, preventing it from the advance of fungi and bacteria. Thus preventing and reducing the birth of dandruff. Net weight : 300 ML. Product of Thailand.
          Bergamot Herbal Shampoo 3 in 1, Butterfly Pea   
Bergamot Herbal Shampoo Balancing Conditioning 3 in 1, Butterfly Pea. The blended properties of the herbal shampoo and conditioner enable the hair nutrition to seep into the hair root and scalp for nourishment, help reduce hair loss. Net weight : 300 ML. Product of Thailand.
          Black Pepper Bread, Little Farm   
Black Pepper Bread from Little Farm is great for snacking. Served with hot tea or coffee or even with salad and spaghetti. It is crispy with a little sweet and garlic flavor in small bite. No MSG. No Preservative. No Artificial colors and flavors. Net weight 110 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Thai Solid Brass Wok size 10   
Thai Solid Brass Wok is for cooking many Thai desserts, Japanese tempura frying. Brass wok is sturdy and conduct heat evenly. Brass is not react with the acids in fruit or fresh coconut, so syrup can be prepared without scorching. Made from Brass. Dimensions; Width with handles 9.5 in., bowl width 8.25 in. Bowl Height 3.25 in., Bowl Height with handles 3.25 in. Capacity is around 3-4 cups. This item is handmade. Product of Thailand. Vary sizes are available. Maintenance of this brass wok is quite simple; use lime or lemon to clean the surface, then wash the brass with soapy water. Do not use any abrasives, which may damages the brass.
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Thai Herb Tea Pen Pak. Ingredient: Powder Rhubarb, Camphor, Oil of peppermint, Glycerin, Purified Water. Net weight 300 cc. Product of Thailand.
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Hin Rum Powder, Nang Loy Brand. Product of Thailand
          Dried Betel Nut Sliced, 2 oz.   
Dried Betel Nut Sliced or Maak in Thai. Ingredient: Betel Nut. Net weight: 2oz. Product of Thailand.
          Conne Corn Snack   
Conne Crisp popcorn made of good strain of corn that passes the muster of meticulous selection, modern food processing. Conne popcorn is crisp, sweet, brittle. Ingredients; Corn starch, Palm oil, Seasoning, Sugar, Salt. Net weight 80 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Thai Spicy Yam Woon Sen Salad Powder, 1.06 oz   
Thai Spicy Salad Seasoning Powder Yam Woon Sen. Ingredients; Sugar, Salt, Chili, lime juice powder. No MSG. Net weight: 30 gram (1.06 oz). Product of Thailand.
          Tai Pla (Fish Kidney) Paste   
Fish Kidney Paste or Tai Pla Paste. Ingredients; Chili paste, Fish Kidney, Anchovy Fish, Grilled tuna fish, Cashew nut. Net weight: 5.28 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Look Yee Chewy Candy   
Look Yee Chewy candy drops by double arrows. Ingredients: Look Yee, Sugar, Glucose, Chili, Salt. Net weight: 150 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Miengkham Thabsakae   
Miengkham coconut chewy bites from Thabsakae is delicious snack for any occasions. No artificial color, no preservative. Ingredients: Coconut, sugar, ginger, peanut, shallot, lime, chili. Net weight 120 grams. Product of Thailand.
          K.Brothers Black Spot Soap (2x50 grams)   
Beauty Care face out for Black Spot mask on face Soap from K.Brothers. Comes with 2 bars of 50 grams. Product of Thailand.
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Lime Juice Powder, 22.5 gram. (about 6 lime fruits. Ingredients: Lime juice, maltodextrin, ascorbic acid, natural flavor. Product of Thailand.
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Crab Paste from Pantai Norasingh brand. Ingredients :Crab Extract 50%, Water, Salt, Garlic, Lemon Grass . Net weight: 8 oz. Product of Thailand.
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Black Vinegar Sauce from No.1 Choice. Net weight 5.1 FL oz.. Ingredients: Vinegar, Salt, Sweet Soy sauce, MSG. Product of Thailand.
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Shanggie Wonton Soup Base Mix. There are 5 packets in each bag. Net weight 1.6 oz. per bag. It comes with 2 bags. Product of Thailand.
          Panang Curry Paste, Nittaya, 17.6 oz   
Panang curry paste is one of the many pastes based on red curry, but the recipe includes more dry spices. Panang curry is cooked with meat and no vegetables and with just enough coconut milk to cover, resulting in a dry curry dish, unlike red or green curry, which is more soup-like. The result is a curry dish full of flavor. Peanuts are also sometimes added to this dish, making it popular with foreigners.
Made with Thai chilies, shallots, garlic, galangal root, lemon grass, shrimp paste, salt, and kaffir lime peel, Nittaya brand curry paste is preservative-free and freshly packaged. br>
Ingredients: Chili, garlic, spices, lemon grass, salt, shallot, kaffir lime peel, galangal and shrimp paste. Product of Thailand
          Pad Thai Cookbook, Sangdad Books   
This new Pad Thai Cookbook from one of Thailand's top cookbook publishers, shows you how to make many different recipes for Thailand's most famous noodle dish, Pad Thai and includes interesting background information about this famous noodle dish along with recipes for other popular Thai noodle dishes. Chapters include: Introduction, Essential Ingredients, Pad Thai & Its Regional Variations, Phat Si-io & Other Fried, Noodles, Rat Na & Other Dishes, Noodles with Sauce, Rice Dishes and On Rice Dishes.

Thai noodle shops (ran kuaitiao), rice & curry shops (ran khao kaeng), and food-to-order shops (ran ahan tam sang) dominate the lively street food scenes in Thailand and serve as evidence of the importance of noodle and rice dishes in the Thai culinary repertoire. Not only are noodles served as street food, they are also frequently served cooked at home, especially since quick and easy meals are increasingly becoming more important in modern Thai families. No matter where you are in the present, rapidly changing world, serving a full meal at home has become an exception rather than the rule. Single-plate dishes including noodle, pasta, and rice have become more and more an essential part of home cooking throughout the world.
          Spicy Thai Cuisine Cookbook, Sangdad Books   
This Thai cookbook has forty-six spicy salad (yam) recipes with an emphasis on the bountiful seafood of Thailand. Classic Thai favorites such as Beef Salad and Green Papaya Salad are included. Try the Thai recipe below which comes from this cookbook, Spicy Shredded Cucumber Salad. Recipes : Yam Kung, Yam Pla Meuk, Kung Kamkram Phla, Yam Sam Sao, Yam Hor Shell, Khaw Mu Yang Kha-na Krob, Yam Sam Sahai, Yam Thai Noi, Yam Khamoi, Yam Kai Yang, Yam Thale Rod Ded, Yam Hoi Khraeng, Yam Maeng Kaphrun, Yam Pla Fu, Yam Pla Salit Fu, Yam Som-O, Yam Chom-Phu, Yam Khai Dao Bacon,Yam Sai Krawk Bacon Thod, Yam Hu Mu Prung Rod, Kung Ten, Phla Pla Meuk, Pla Kaphong Khao Neung Phrik Ma Nao, Pla Meuk Neung Ma-Nao, Kung Neung Rat Phrik Ma-Nao, Mu Ma-Nao, Yam Taeng, Kung Neung Khai Rod Seap, Pla Chawn Yang Seap, Yam Phrik Wan, Phla Pla Krob, Yam Phrik Chi Fa, Som Tam Malakor, Yam Pla Thu Kap Sai Bua, Yam Phrik Yuak, Yam Pla Chawn Krob, Yam Neua Rod Ded, Phla Neua Ma-Kheua Praw, Tap Wan, Tom Yam Pla Chawn, Tom Yam Khai Pla, Tom Yam Pla Kao Thod Krob, Tom Yam Kha Mu, Tom Priao, Tom Yam Hua Pla Nam Sai, Keang Som Pla Chawn Krob. Every recipe is written in both Thai and English with full page photographs. Published by Sangdad Books, 102 pages, high quality glossy paperback.
          American College of Education Graduates Present At International Conference   

Graduates will present their Capstone Experience on providing reading incentives in the digital age during the Near East South Asia (NESA) Spring Educators Conference April 4-7 in Bangkok, Thailand.

(PRWeb March 26, 2014)

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          Amateur Thailand Teen Fucked By Her Classmate In The Jungle   
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          TCIL's Subaru production plan on track   
Hong Kong-listed Tan Chong International Ltd (TCIL) remains committed to producing Subaru vehicles in Thailand in early 2019, starting with the Subaru Forester.
          Flere turister fundet døde på samme thailandske ø: Elise fra Belgien den seneste - moderen tror ikke på politiets forklaring    
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          Thailands Rolle bei der Stärkung der ASEAN über das 50-jährige Jubiläum hinaus: Inklusivität, menschliche Sicherheit und nachhaltige Entwicklung   
BANGKOK, 30. Juni 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aus Anlass des 50-jährigen Jubiläums der Vereinigung Südostasiatischer Staaten (ASEAN) will Thailand als Mitgründer der ASEAN die Vereinigung stärken, indem Inklusivität, menschliche Sicherheit und nachhaltige Entwicklung gefördert werden....
          Inilah 5 Kampung di Pinggir Sungai yang Layak Menjadi Tujuan Wisata   
Perkampungan berikut ini terletak di pingir sungai sehing semua aktifitas trasportasi yang warga kampung lakukan berada di atas sungai, Letaknya yang berada di pingir sungai membuat kampung kampung ini terlihat sangat indah dan tidak kumuh seperti kampung kampung biasa yang ada dipingir sungai, sehinga kampung kampung yang berada di pingir sungai ini layak kamu kunjungi sebagai tujuan wisata kamu. Nah kamu penasaran ingin lihat kampung apa aja itu simak 5 Kampung Indah Berada di Pinggir Sungai berikut ini.

1. Kampung Klong Damnoen Saduak, Thailand



Perkampungan di kanal Klong Damnoen Saduak, di Provinsi Ratchaburi, Thailand ini. Klong dalam bahasa Indonesia berarti kanal. Di kanal ini, bangunan menghadap ke sungai sempit atau kanal yang difungsikan sebagai pasar apung.
Kanal ini bisa dicapai dari Bangkok melalui Klong Saen Saeb. Terlihat ruwet ya, karena ada aktivitas pasar apung di kanal ini. Tapi lihat, tak ada sampah di sungainya membuat penduduk leluasa melakukan kegiatan ekonomi.
2. Kampung Kanal Suzhou, China
Perkampungan di kanan-kiri Kanal Suzhou di bagian timur China ini. Kanal ini merupakan anak Sungai Yangtze.
Kota air ini didirikan pada abad ke-5 SM, yang dihiasi taman dan jembatan-jembatan batu. Kanal ini dijuluki ‘Venesia dari China’ dan dahulu merupakan jalur perdagangan sutra karena mendekati Grand Canal, jalur sungai perdagangan terbesar di dunia.
3. Kampung Nelayan/Venesia, Vietnam
Desa nelayan ini terletak di sepanjang sungai di Hoi An, pelabuhan internasional sejak abad ke-16, kendati kini pusat kegiatan perkapalan sudah dipindahkan ke Da Nang.
Lihatlah bangunan-bangunan di pinggir kali itu tampak kuno, bergaya arsitektur China. Lampion-lampion warna-warni tampak indah menghiasi bangunan itu yang sepanjang bantarannya bersih.
Tak heran kawasan ini disebut ‘Venesia dari Vietnam’.
4. Kampung Kali Code, Indonesia
Indonesia memiliki kampung di pinggiran Kali Code, Yogyakarta. Kampung pinggir kali yang dulunya kumuh, namun karena sentuhan sastrawan sekaligus rohaniawan dan budayawan, YB Mangunwijaya alias Romo Mangun, Kali Code ini menjadi tertata rapi dan bersih.
Bahkan rancangan pemukim-an Romo Mangun di tepi Kali Code ini menerima penghargaan bidang arsitektur Aga Khan Award. Karena berhasil menata perumahan warga miskin yang kumuh di pinggiran Kali Code, penulis novel ‘Burung-burung Manyar’ ini menjadi salah satu arsitek terbaik di Indonesia.
5. Kampung Bruges, Belgia
Bruges merupakan kota air sejak abad pertengahan di Belgia, Eropa. Dahulu kanal kota air ini merupakan jaringan penting bagi para pedagang untuk membawa barang dagangannya menuju pasar di Water Halls.
Kini, perkampungan dan bangunan di kanan-kiri kanal ini masih awet dan terpelihara. Pemandangannya yang indah menjadikannya jujugan turis-turis.
Nah itulah bebrapa kampung yang berada dipingir sungai yang memiliki pemandangan yang indah.

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          Ditodong Pisau, Reaksi Polisi ini Tak Terduga   
Tipsiana.com - Dalam menjalankan tugasnya, polisi harus bertindak tegas terukur. Dalam peristiwa genting,  ia diharuskan bisa menyelesaikan sebuah krisis dengan tepat dan cepat hingga kondisi lebih buruk bisa dihindarkan.

Meski polisi telah melakukan tugasnya semampu mereka, tak jarang tindakan tegas sering harus berakhir dengan jatuhnya korban. Walau korban tersebut adalah pelaku itu sendiri, penyelesaian krisis tanpa korban jiwa dengan langkah persuasif tentu merupakan sebuah pilihan terbaik.


Mungkin para polisi di seluruh dunia bisa berkaca pada seorang polisi asal Thailand ini. Tindakannya menghadapi seorang pria yang menerobos pos polisi sambil menodongkan pisau telah mendapat pujian dari seluruh dunia. Bukannya bertindak tegas, ia memilih melakukan pendekatan dari hati ke hati dengan pelaku.

Petugas yang bernama Anirut Malee seperti biasa sedang bertugas di Kantor Polisi Huay Kwang di Thailand, ketika tiba-tiba seorang pria stres merangsek masuk sambil menodongkan pisau kearahnya.


Dalam video yang menjadi viral terlihat jelas pria ini langsong menodongkan pisau kearah Anirut. Bukannya berusaha melumpuhkan pelaku, dengan tenang Anirut malah duduk diatas meja sambil mengajak pelaku berdialog.



Dalam wawancaranya dengan Thai Viva News, ia berkata, "Ia dulunya seorang musisi tapi kini menjadi satpam selama tiga hari ini dan belum digaji. Ia kalap karena gitarnya dicuri dan itu membuatnya tertekan."

"Aku mendengarkan keluhannya dan bersimpati. Kukatakan aku punya gitar dan akan kuberikan kepadanya, dan aku mengajaknya keluar untuk makan bersama. Kami berbicara dalam dialek Thailand selatan."

Dengan ketenagannya, Anirut membuat pelaku luluh dan segera menyerahkan pisaunya sambil mulai menangis. Sekali lagi Anirut membuat reaksi terpuji; ia segera memeluk lelaki tersebut sambil membuang jauh-jauh pisau pelaku.

Anirut kini menjadi perhatian dunia, ia menjadi pahlawan global. Anirut adalah bukti yang menakjubkan tidak saja sebagai polisi hebat, tapi juga sebagai manusia luar biasa.


          Timnas U-16 Agendakan Uji Coba Sebelum Bertolak ke Thailand   
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MAKASSAR, INIKATA.com – Usai menjuarai Turnamen di Vietnam, Timnas Indonesia kini tengah berada di tanah air dan langsung melakoni pemusatan latihan, Kamis 22 Juni 2017 sore tadi. Pemusatan latihan yang dilakoni timnas U-16, termasuk agenda uji coba dalam waktu dekat ini tak lain adalah persiapan menuju Piala AFF di Thailand. “Uji coba mungkin akan kami […]
          Looking For A Cruise With A Difference?   
Cruise ship companies are continuing to add ships to their fleets and they are also becoming far more imaginative with the cruise itineraries that they are providing. The Caribbean and Mediterranean are still the most popular cruising destinations, but there is now a large range of exiting cruises that are available around the World.




This article attempts to give you some inspiration on where you should think about taking your next cruise holiday.




South America can offer a huge range of diverse cruises ranging from a trip up the Amazon to the throbbing cities of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires as well as offering natural wonders like the Galapagos Islands, Chilean Fjords and the Andes mountains.




Many of these cruises start from US ports and otherssail from the major South American cities. The majority of cruises to the Antarctica start from Ushuaia in southern Argentina. Several cruise companies including Voyages of Discovery and Hurtigruten offer expedition-style Antarctica cruises.




Dubai, as well as being a luxury holiday destination is starting to become an established cruise port. Costa Cruises is sailing seven cruise itineraries in 2009 calling at Abu Dhabi, Oman and Bahrain.




Dubai and other gulf ports often feature on world or repositioning cruises which means you can pick up a cruise bargain by choosing one of these cruises.




North Africa is well served by many cruise ships that also include the Mediterranean but what about the rest of Africa? Some world cruises sail down the west coast of Africa to Cape Town, as an alternative to cruising through the Suez Canal in Egypt.




Cruising the west coast means that you can visit countries such as Senegal, Gambia and Namibia as well as the Cape Verde Islands and St Helena. In southern and eastern Africa some cruise lines offer departures from Cape Town and also the Kenyan holiday resort of Mombasa.




Silversea Cruises offers several trips from these ports which call at destinations such as Zanzibar, Madagascar and Assumption Island. Hebridean International Cruises and Voyages of Discovery are also featuring cruises around this region.




Cruises to Alaska are still as popular as ever. These cruisese start from Seattle or Vancouver and make their way up the Inside Passage taking in some of the worlds most spectacular scenery. NCL, Princess and Royal Caribbean are just some of the cruise lines offering Alaskan cruises, which can also be combined with a land tour.




The Baltic is the second most popular cruise region in the European summer season. A Baltic cruise would visit the stunning cities of St Peterburg, Stockholm and Tallinn, whilst of course Norway offers the incredible Fjords, the midnight sun and The Northern Lights. Hurtigruten is famed for its coastal voyages around Norway.




The Far East and in particular China has seen a big growth in cruise customers. Many cruises start from Hong Kong and cruise north to China and Japan. Other cruises head south where you will cruise to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.




Australia and New Zealand feature on most world cruises by cruise companies such as P&O, Holland America, Princess and Royal Caribbean.




So, what are you waiting for? Cruising has never been more popular and with the ever increasing choice of both exotic and exploration cruises available there has never been a better time to book a cruise.


David Brice was writing on behalf of the cruise experts White Rose Cruise

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          Comment on How to Arrive in Bangkok by Bangkok Realtor   
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          Luis Milla Bertekad Naikkan Level Timnas Indonesia   
Pelatih Timnas Indonesia U22 sekaligus timnas senior, Luis Milla Aspas, bertekad menaikkan level skuad asuhannya, minimal untuk persepakbolaan di kawasan Asia Tenggara. Pria asal Spanyol ini ingin agar Timnas Indonesia setidaknya bisa sejajar dengan Thailand yang merupakan negara terkuat di ASEAN saat ini.“Sepakbola Indonesia ingin bisa tampil dan naik level. PSSI bekerja untuk membuat kompetisi […]
          Cara Membedakan Ladyboy Thailand dengan Wanita Asli   
Cara Membedakan Ladyboy Thailand dengan Wanita AsliIDNews.co.id – Pariwisata di Thailand sebagai yang paling maju se-Asia Tenggara yang mana ada kurang lebih 27 Juta Wisatawan asing yang bertandang pada tahun kemarin. Terkecuali dikarenakan terbantunya dari promosi wisatanya yang gencar dan kerapnya negara itu dipakai untuk setting film Hollywood, Konon wisata malam disana sebagai wisata andalannya […]
          Bai Yanang Extract   
Bai Ya Nang Leaves Extract 400ml. Ingredients: Bai Ya Nang Leaves Extract (Nam Bai Ya Nang), Water. Net Weight 14 oz. Product of Thailand
          Thai Charcoal BBQ Stove Medium   
The Thai Charcoal BBQ Stove. This is a traditional cooking Thai stove. It is great for B.B.Q. and perfect for wok cooking. The top socket of the Thai BBQ Stove is designed to be removable. There are several reasons for that: one is to increase air or oxygen inside the stove, while the wok or pot is set on top of the stove. The open socket also allows you to add or realign the charcoal to spread the heat without lifting the wok or pot.

In Thai kitchen, we use stick charcoal not briquettes as in the USA. Some people put the socket in place if they want steady heat (mostly medium to low) for a certain period of time. But for high heat, they usually leave the socket open so they can add more fuel during cooking. The stove itself is made from clay and surrounded with cement and wrapped with sheet metal. Since this product is handmade by local Thais, in some stoves the socket might be lightly cemented to the body of the stove. You can use a chisel to remove the thin layer of cement to free the socket from the stove. Dimension : 10"W x 9 " H. Good for wok size 13". Product of Thailand.

We also have Thai Charcoal BBQ Stove Small .
For Table top version is at Thai BBQ Charcoal grill Table Top.
          Thai Tea Custard Mix, Lobo   
Thai Tea Custard Mix from Lobo. Net weight 4.2 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Durian Flavor Agar Dessert Mix, Lobo   
Durian Flavor Agar Dessert Mix from Lobo. Net weight 4.55 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Coconut Juice Flavor Agar Dessert Mix Lobo   
Coconut Juice Flavor Agar Dessert Mix from Lobo. Net weight 4.55 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Stir Fry Black Pepper Sauce Lobo (2 pcks)   
Stir Fry Black Pepper Sauce from Lobo. It comes with two packages. Net weight 1.76 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Steamed Macarel Fish   
Steamed macarel fish from Thailand. Weight around 10-11 oz. Product of Thailand. This item must be ship by US priority or FedEx next day only.
          Thai Glass Stainless Steel Condiment Set with Tray   
Thai Glass Stainless Steel Condiment Set of 4 cups with Tray. Product of Thailand.
          Rice berry Thailand, 2.2 lb ( 1 kg)   
Premium Thai rice berry from Thailand. Net weight 1 kg. (2.2 lb) Product of Thailand.
          Thai Kanom Berng Snack 5 oz   
Thai Kanom Berng Snack. Net weight 5 oz. Ingredients; Rice flour, sugar, coconut. mung bean, egg. Product of Thailand.
          Potae Potato Snack   
Potae Potato Snack from Thailand. Ingredients: Potato Starch, Palm Oil, Seasoning, Salt. Contains gluten, peanuts, soy, milk products in seasoning. Net weight : 85 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Ground Coriander Root Hand Brand   
Ground Coriander Root from Hand Brand, Selected quality product, uses for marinate any meats in Thai dishes, barbeque. Excellent seasoning for meat or soup base. Ingredient: Coriander Root. Net weight 30 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Ground Kaffir Lime Leaves, Hand Brand   
Ground Kaffir Lime Leaves from Hand Brand, uses in Thai dishes as Tom Yum Soup, salad, or tea. It provides aroma of Kaffir lime leaves. Ingredient: Kaffir lime leaves. Net weight 40 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Ground Star of Anise Hand Brand   
Ground Star of Anise from Hand brand, quality product from Thailand, uses in Chinese food as five spices soup or to marinate meat. Ingredient; Star of Anise. Net weight 45 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Roasted Rice Hand Brand   
Roasted rice or Khoa Kua from Hand Brand for Thai dishes as Laab, Nam Tok and for Thai E-Sarn Spicy sauce (Jaew). Ingredient : Rice. Net weight 90 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Dipping Sauce for Steamed Chicken, Khao Munn Khai Sauce.   
Dipping Sauce for Steamed Chicken or Nam Kim Khao Muun Khai in Thai. Net weight 7 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Spicy Big Wings Marinate, Lobo (2 pks)   
Spicy Big Wings Marinate Mix from Lobo, comes in 2 packets. Net weight 1.76 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Bak Kuet Teh Soup Mix, Lobo (2 pks)   
Bak Kuet Teh Soup Mix from Lobo. Comes in 2 packets. Net weight 1.76 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Broth mix For Vietnamese Noodle Soup Pho Lobo, (2pks)   
Broth Mix (Beef Flavor) for Vietnamese Noodle Soup, Pho from Lobo. Net weight 1.76 oz(per bag). Ingredients: Salt, Sugar, Maltodextrin, MSG, Spices, Soy Sauce powder, Natural Flavor, Onion Powder, Silicon Dioxide, Soybean Oil, Garlic powder, Kaffir lime leaves powder, Disdium inosinate, Licorice Extract, Artificial Beef Flavor. Product of Thailand.
          Cute Thai Cups of 6, 12 cm.   
These are traditional Thai drinking cups. They are now used for decoration as they were beautifully engraved. Made from aluminum, each is very light. Dimension 12 cm. x 7 cm. This set comes with 6 cups. Product of Thailand.
          Cute Thai Cups of 6, 10 cm.   
These are traditional Thai drinking cups. They are now used for decoration as they were beautifully engraved. Made from aluminum, each is very light. Dimension 10 cm.x 5.5 cm. This set comes with 6 cups. Product of Thailand.
          Bergamot Herbal Shampoo 3 in 1, Original   
Bergamot Herbal Shampoo Balancing Conditioning 3 in 1, Original Extract. The blended properties of the herbal shampoo and conditioner enable the hair nutrition to be absorbed into scalp, help restoring the moisture balance to the scalp, preventing it from the advance of fungi and bacteria. Thus preventing and reducing the birth of dandruff. Net weight : 300 ML. Product of Thailand.
          Bergamot Herbal Shampoo 3 in 1, Butterfly Pea   
Bergamot Herbal Shampoo Balancing Conditioning 3 in 1, Butterfly Pea. The blended properties of the herbal shampoo and conditioner enable the hair nutrition to seep into the hair root and scalp for nourishment, help reduce hair loss. Net weight : 300 ML. Product of Thailand.
          Black Pepper Bread, Little Farm   
Black Pepper Bread from Little Farm is great for snacking. Served with hot tea or coffee or even with salad and spaghetti. It is crispy with a little sweet and garlic flavor in small bite. No MSG. No Preservative. No Artificial colors and flavors. Net weight 110 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Thai Solid Brass Wok size 10   
Thai Solid Brass Wok is for cooking many Thai desserts, Japanese tempura frying. Brass wok is sturdy and conduct heat evenly. Brass is not react with the acids in fruit or fresh coconut, so syrup can be prepared without scorching. Made from Brass. Dimensions; Width with handles 9.5 in., bowl width 8.25 in. Bowl Height 3.25 in., Bowl Height with handles 3.25 in. Capacity is around 3-4 cups. This item is handmade. Product of Thailand. Vary sizes are available. Maintenance of this brass wok is quite simple; use lime or lemon to clean the surface, then wash the brass with soapy water. Do not use any abrasives, which may damages the brass.
          Thai Herb Tea Pen Pak   
Thai Herb Tea Pen Pak. Ingredient: Powder Rhubarb, Camphor, Oil of peppermint, Glycerin, Purified Water. Net weight 300 cc. Product of Thailand.
          Hin Rum Powder, Nang Loy   
Hin Rum Powder, Nang Loy Brand. Product of Thailand
          Dried Betel Nut Sliced, 2 oz.   
Dried Betel Nut Sliced or Maak in Thai. Ingredient: Betel Nut. Net weight: 2oz. Product of Thailand.
          Conne Corn Snack   
Conne Crisp popcorn made of good strain of corn that passes the muster of meticulous selection, modern food processing. Conne popcorn is crisp, sweet, brittle. Ingredients; Corn starch, Palm oil, Seasoning, Sugar, Salt. Net weight 80 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Thai Spicy Yam Woon Sen Salad Powder, 1.06 oz   
Thai Spicy Salad Seasoning Powder Yam Woon Sen. Ingredients; Sugar, Salt, Chili, lime juice powder. No MSG. Net weight: 30 gram (1.06 oz). Product of Thailand.
          Tai Pla (Fish Kidney) Paste   
Fish Kidney Paste or Tai Pla Paste. Ingredients; Chili paste, Fish Kidney, Anchovy Fish, Grilled tuna fish, Cashew nut. Net weight: 5.28 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Look Yee Chewy Candy   
Look Yee Chewy candy drops by double arrows. Ingredients: Look Yee, Sugar, Glucose, Chili, Salt. Net weight: 150 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Miengkham Thabsakae   
Miengkham coconut chewy bites from Thabsakae is delicious snack for any occasions. No artificial color, no preservative. Ingredients: Coconut, sugar, ginger, peanut, shallot, lime, chili. Net weight 120 grams. Product of Thailand.
          K.Brothers Black Spot Soap (2x50 grams)   
Beauty Care face out for Black Spot mask on face Soap from K.Brothers. Comes with 2 bars of 50 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Lime Juice Powder   
Lime Juice Powder, 22.5 gram. (about 6 lime fruits. Ingredients: Lime juice, maltodextrin, ascorbic acid, natural flavor. Product of Thailand.
          Crab Paste Pantai Norasingh, 8 oz.   
Crab Paste from Pantai Norasingh brand. Ingredients :Crab Extract 50%, Water, Salt, Garlic, Lemon Grass . Net weight: 8 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Black Vinegar Sauce, 5.1 oz No1 Choice   
Black Vinegar Sauce from No.1 Choice. Net weight 5.1 FL oz.. Ingredients: Vinegar, Salt, Sweet Soy sauce, MSG. Product of Thailand.
          Wonton Soup Base Mix (2x1.6oz)   
Shanggie Wonton Soup Base Mix. There are 5 packets in each bag. Net weight 1.6 oz. per bag. It comes with 2 bags. Product of Thailand.
          Panang Curry Paste, Nittaya, 17.6 oz   
Panang curry paste is one of the many pastes based on red curry, but the recipe includes more dry spices. Panang curry is cooked with meat and no vegetables and with just enough coconut milk to cover, resulting in a dry curry dish, unlike red or green curry, which is more soup-like. The result is a curry dish full of flavor. Peanuts are also sometimes added to this dish, making it popular with foreigners.
Made with Thai chilies, shallots, garlic, galangal root, lemon grass, shrimp paste, salt, and kaffir lime peel, Nittaya brand curry paste is preservative-free and freshly packaged. br>
Ingredients: Chili, garlic, spices, lemon grass, salt, shallot, kaffir lime peel, galangal and shrimp paste. Product of Thailand
          Pad Thai Cookbook, Sangdad Books   
This new Pad Thai Cookbook from one of Thailand's top cookbook publishers, shows you how to make many different recipes for Thailand's most famous noodle dish, Pad Thai and includes interesting background information about this famous noodle dish along with recipes for other popular Thai noodle dishes. Chapters include: Introduction, Essential Ingredients, Pad Thai & Its Regional Variations, Phat Si-io & Other Fried, Noodles, Rat Na & Other Dishes, Noodles with Sauce, Rice Dishes and On Rice Dishes.

Thai noodle shops (ran kuaitiao), rice & curry shops (ran khao kaeng), and food-to-order shops (ran ahan tam sang) dominate the lively street food scenes in Thailand and serve as evidence of the importance of noodle and rice dishes in the Thai culinary repertoire. Not only are noodles served as street food, they are also frequently served cooked at home, especially since quick and easy meals are increasingly becoming more important in modern Thai families. No matter where you are in the present, rapidly changing world, serving a full meal at home has become an exception rather than the rule. Single-plate dishes including noodle, pasta, and rice have become more and more an essential part of home cooking throughout the world.
          Spicy Thai Cuisine Cookbook, Sangdad Books   
This Thai cookbook has forty-six spicy salad (yam) recipes with an emphasis on the bountiful seafood of Thailand. Classic Thai favorites such as Beef Salad and Green Papaya Salad are included. Try the Thai recipe below which comes from this cookbook, Spicy Shredded Cucumber Salad. Recipes : Yam Kung, Yam Pla Meuk, Kung Kamkram Phla, Yam Sam Sao, Yam Hor Shell, Khaw Mu Yang Kha-na Krob, Yam Sam Sahai, Yam Thai Noi, Yam Khamoi, Yam Kai Yang, Yam Thale Rod Ded, Yam Hoi Khraeng, Yam Maeng Kaphrun, Yam Pla Fu, Yam Pla Salit Fu, Yam Som-O, Yam Chom-Phu, Yam Khai Dao Bacon,Yam Sai Krawk Bacon Thod, Yam Hu Mu Prung Rod, Kung Ten, Phla Pla Meuk, Pla Kaphong Khao Neung Phrik Ma Nao, Pla Meuk Neung Ma-Nao, Kung Neung Rat Phrik Ma-Nao, Mu Ma-Nao, Yam Taeng, Kung Neung Khai Rod Seap, Pla Chawn Yang Seap, Yam Phrik Wan, Phla Pla Krob, Yam Phrik Chi Fa, Som Tam Malakor, Yam Pla Thu Kap Sai Bua, Yam Phrik Yuak, Yam Pla Chawn Krob, Yam Neua Rod Ded, Phla Neua Ma-Kheua Praw, Tap Wan, Tom Yam Pla Chawn, Tom Yam Khai Pla, Tom Yam Pla Kao Thod Krob, Tom Yam Kha Mu, Tom Priao, Tom Yam Hua Pla Nam Sai, Keang Som Pla Chawn Krob. Every recipe is written in both Thai and English with full page photographs. Published by Sangdad Books, 102 pages, high quality glossy paperback.
          MAM Teething Friend - Bob The Turtle   

Meet Bob! The oldest in the MAM Teething friends family will be your baby's new colourful and comforting best friend! Bob's variety of textures and fun shape support your baby's sensory development and eases teething symptoms.

Bob is handmade from 100% natural rubber, this flexible renewable material ensures that they are a safe and natural friend for your baby. Crafted and painted by hand with latex milk from trees next to our MAM factory in Thailand, each unique friend is then packed up and ready for adventure with your little one.

-100% natural rubber (Latex)

-100% baby safe

Regular Price: £12.99

£9.71


          MAM Teething Friend - Lucy The Snail   

Meet Lucy! Your baby's first fun and friendly companion! Lucy is super-soft and extra light teething friend, perfect for little hands. Reassuring, comforting and bright, Lucy addresses your baby's senses right from the start and eases teething symptoms.

Lucy is handmade from 100% natural rubber, this flexible renewable material ensures that they are a safe and natural friend for your baby. Crafted and painted by hand with latex milk from trees next to our MAM factory in Thailand, each unique friend is then packed up and ready for adventure with your little one.

Regular Price: £9.99

£7.73


          MAM Teething Friend - Max The Frog   

Meet Max! Happy Max will be your baby's best friend! Part of the MAM teething friends family, Max's friendly, cheerful face and bright body with lots of different textures supports your baby's sensory development and eases teething symptoms.

Max is handmade from 100% natural rubber, this flexible renewable material ensures that they are a safe and natural friend for your baby. Crafted and painted by hand with latex milk from trees next to our MAM factory in Thailand, each unique friend is then packed up and ready for adventure with your little one.

-100% natural rubber (Latex)

-100% baby safe

Regular Price: £10.99

£7.22


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          HK man facing drug charges in Thailand protests innocence   
A 24-year-old man from Hong Kong who was arrested with two female companions in Thailand earlier this month for alleged drug trafficking protested his innocence and said he hopes his lawyer will save him from a heavy penalty. Yau Kit-long, along with two other Hongkongers, aged 19 and 22, were arrested on June 4 at […]
          Bai Yanang Extract   
Bai Ya Nang Leaves Extract 400ml. Ingredients: Bai Ya Nang Leaves Extract (Nam Bai Ya Nang), Water. Net Weight 14 oz. Product of Thailand
          Thai Charcoal BBQ Stove Medium   
The Thai Charcoal BBQ Stove. This is a traditional cooking Thai stove. It is great for B.B.Q. and perfect for wok cooking. The top socket of the Thai BBQ Stove is designed to be removable. There are several reasons for that: one is to increase air or oxygen inside the stove, while the wok or pot is set on top of the stove. The open socket also allows you to add or realign the charcoal to spread the heat without lifting the wok or pot.

In Thai kitchen, we use stick charcoal not briquettes as in the USA. Some people put the socket in place if they want steady heat (mostly medium to low) for a certain period of time. But for high heat, they usually leave the socket open so they can add more fuel during cooking. The stove itself is made from clay and surrounded with cement and wrapped with sheet metal. Since this product is handmade by local Thais, in some stoves the socket might be lightly cemented to the body of the stove. You can use a chisel to remove the thin layer of cement to free the socket from the stove. Dimension : 10"W x 9 " H. Good for wok size 13". Product of Thailand.

We also have Thai Charcoal BBQ Stove Small .
For Table top version is at Thai BBQ Charcoal grill Table Top.
          Thai Tea Custard Mix, Lobo   
Thai Tea Custard Mix from Lobo. Net weight 4.2 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Durian Flavor Agar Dessert Mix, Lobo   
Durian Flavor Agar Dessert Mix from Lobo. Net weight 4.55 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Coconut Juice Flavor Agar Dessert Mix Lobo   
Coconut Juice Flavor Agar Dessert Mix from Lobo. Net weight 4.55 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Stir Fry Black Pepper Sauce Lobo (2 pcks)   
Stir Fry Black Pepper Sauce from Lobo. It comes with two packages. Net weight 1.76 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Steamed Macarel Fish   
Steamed macarel fish from Thailand. Weight around 10-11 oz. Product of Thailand. This item must be ship by US priority or FedEx next day only.
          Thai Glass Stainless Steel Condiment Set with Tray   
Thai Glass Stainless Steel Condiment Set of 4 cups with Tray. Product of Thailand.
          Rice berry Thailand, 2.2 lb ( 1 kg)   
Premium Thai rice berry from Thailand. Net weight 1 kg. (2.2 lb) Product of Thailand.
          Thai Kanom Berng Snack 5 oz   
Thai Kanom Berng Snack. Net weight 5 oz. Ingredients; Rice flour, sugar, coconut. mung bean, egg. Product of Thailand.
          Potae Potato Snack   
Potae Potato Snack from Thailand. Ingredients: Potato Starch, Palm Oil, Seasoning, Salt. Contains gluten, peanuts, soy, milk products in seasoning. Net weight : 85 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Ground Coriander Root Hand Brand   
Ground Coriander Root from Hand Brand, Selected quality product, uses for marinate any meats in Thai dishes, barbeque. Excellent seasoning for meat or soup base. Ingredient: Coriander Root. Net weight 30 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Ground Kaffir Lime Leaves, Hand Brand   
Ground Kaffir Lime Leaves from Hand Brand, uses in Thai dishes as Tom Yum Soup, salad, or tea. It provides aroma of Kaffir lime leaves. Ingredient: Kaffir lime leaves. Net weight 40 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Ground Star of Anise Hand Brand   
Ground Star of Anise from Hand brand, quality product from Thailand, uses in Chinese food as five spices soup or to marinate meat. Ingredient; Star of Anise. Net weight 45 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Roasted Rice Hand Brand   
Roasted rice or Khoa Kua from Hand Brand for Thai dishes as Laab, Nam Tok and for Thai E-Sarn Spicy sauce (Jaew). Ingredient : Rice. Net weight 90 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Dipping Sauce for Steamed Chicken, Khao Munn Khai Sauce.   
Dipping Sauce for Steamed Chicken or Nam Kim Khao Muun Khai in Thai. Net weight 7 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Spicy Big Wings Marinate, Lobo (2 pks)   
Spicy Big Wings Marinate Mix from Lobo, comes in 2 packets. Net weight 1.76 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Bak Kuet Teh Soup Mix, Lobo (2 pks)   
Bak Kuet Teh Soup Mix from Lobo. Comes in 2 packets. Net weight 1.76 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Broth mix For Vietnamese Noodle Soup Pho Lobo, (2pks)   
Broth Mix (Beef Flavor) for Vietnamese Noodle Soup, Pho from Lobo. Net weight 1.76 oz(per bag). Ingredients: Salt, Sugar, Maltodextrin, MSG, Spices, Soy Sauce powder, Natural Flavor, Onion Powder, Silicon Dioxide, Soybean Oil, Garlic powder, Kaffir lime leaves powder, Disdium inosinate, Licorice Extract, Artificial Beef Flavor. Product of Thailand.
          Cute Thai Cups of 6, 12 cm.   
These are traditional Thai drinking cups. They are now used for decoration as they were beautifully engraved. Made from aluminum, each is very light. Dimension 12 cm. x 7 cm. This set comes with 6 cups. Product of Thailand.
          Cute Thai Cups of 6, 10 cm.   
These are traditional Thai drinking cups. They are now used for decoration as they were beautifully engraved. Made from aluminum, each is very light. Dimension 10 cm.x 5.5 cm. This set comes with 6 cups. Product of Thailand.
          Bergamot Herbal Shampoo 3 in 1, Original   
Bergamot Herbal Shampoo Balancing Conditioning 3 in 1, Original Extract. The blended properties of the herbal shampoo and conditioner enable the hair nutrition to be absorbed into scalp, help restoring the moisture balance to the scalp, preventing it from the advance of fungi and bacteria. Thus preventing and reducing the birth of dandruff. Net weight : 300 ML. Product of Thailand.
          Bergamot Herbal Shampoo 3 in 1, Butterfly Pea   
Bergamot Herbal Shampoo Balancing Conditioning 3 in 1, Butterfly Pea. The blended properties of the herbal shampoo and conditioner enable the hair nutrition to seep into the hair root and scalp for nourishment, help reduce hair loss. Net weight : 300 ML. Product of Thailand.
          Black Pepper Bread, Little Farm   
Black Pepper Bread from Little Farm is great for snacking. Served with hot tea or coffee or even with salad and spaghetti. It is crispy with a little sweet and garlic flavor in small bite. No MSG. No Preservative. No Artificial colors and flavors. Net weight 110 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Thai Solid Brass Wok size 10   
Thai Solid Brass Wok is for cooking many Thai desserts, Japanese tempura frying. Brass wok is sturdy and conduct heat evenly. Brass is not react with the acids in fruit or fresh coconut, so syrup can be prepared without scorching. Made from Brass. Dimensions; Width with handles 9.5 in., bowl width 8.25 in. Bowl Height 3.25 in., Bowl Height with handles 3.25 in. Capacity is around 3-4 cups. This item is handmade. Product of Thailand. Vary sizes are available. Maintenance of this brass wok is quite simple; use lime or lemon to clean the surface, then wash the brass with soapy water. Do not use any abrasives, which may damages the brass.
          Thai Herb Tea Pen Pak   
Thai Herb Tea Pen Pak. Ingredient: Powder Rhubarb, Camphor, Oil of peppermint, Glycerin, Purified Water. Net weight 300 cc. Product of Thailand.
          Hin Rum Powder, Nang Loy   
Hin Rum Powder, Nang Loy Brand. Product of Thailand
          Dried Betel Nut Sliced, 2 oz.   
Dried Betel Nut Sliced or Maak in Thai. Ingredient: Betel Nut. Net weight: 2oz. Product of Thailand.
          Conne Corn Snack   
Conne Crisp popcorn made of good strain of corn that passes the muster of meticulous selection, modern food processing. Conne popcorn is crisp, sweet, brittle. Ingredients; Corn starch, Palm oil, Seasoning, Sugar, Salt. Net weight 80 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Thai Spicy Yam Woon Sen Salad Powder, 1.06 oz   
Thai Spicy Salad Seasoning Powder Yam Woon Sen. Ingredients; Sugar, Salt, Chili, lime juice powder. No MSG. Net weight: 30 gram (1.06 oz). Product of Thailand.
          Tai Pla (Fish Kidney) Paste   
Fish Kidney Paste or Tai Pla Paste. Ingredients; Chili paste, Fish Kidney, Anchovy Fish, Grilled tuna fish, Cashew nut. Net weight: 5.28 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Look Yee Chewy Candy   
Look Yee Chewy candy drops by double arrows. Ingredients: Look Yee, Sugar, Glucose, Chili, Salt. Net weight: 150 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Miengkham Thabsakae   
Miengkham coconut chewy bites from Thabsakae is delicious snack for any occasions. No artificial color, no preservative. Ingredients: Coconut, sugar, ginger, peanut, shallot, lime, chili. Net weight 120 grams. Product of Thailand.
          K.Brothers Black Spot Soap (2x50 grams)   
Beauty Care face out for Black Spot mask on face Soap from K.Brothers. Comes with 2 bars of 50 grams. Product of Thailand.
          Lime Juice Powder   
Lime Juice Powder, 22.5 gram. (about 6 lime fruits. Ingredients: Lime juice, maltodextrin, ascorbic acid, natural flavor. Product of Thailand.
          Crab Paste Pantai Norasingh, 8 oz.   
Crab Paste from Pantai Norasingh brand. Ingredients :Crab Extract 50%, Water, Salt, Garlic, Lemon Grass . Net weight: 8 oz. Product of Thailand.
          Black Vinegar Sauce, 5.1 oz No1 Choice   
Black Vinegar Sauce from No.1 Choice. Net weight 5.1 FL oz.. Ingredients: Vinegar, Salt, Sweet Soy sauce, MSG. Product of Thailand.
          Wonton Soup Base Mix (2x1.6oz)   
Shanggie Wonton Soup Base Mix. There are 5 packets in each bag. Net weight 1.6 oz. per bag. It comes with 2 bags. Product of Thailand.
          Panang Curry Paste, Nittaya, 17.6 oz   
Panang curry paste is one of the many pastes based on red curry, but the recipe includes more dry spices. Panang curry is cooked with meat and no vegetables and with just enough coconut milk to cover, resulting in a dry curry dish, unlike red or green curry, which is more soup-like. The result is a curry dish full of flavor. Peanuts are also sometimes added to this dish, making it popular with foreigners.
Made with Thai chilies, shallots, garlic, galangal root, lemon grass, shrimp paste, salt, and kaffir lime peel, Nittaya brand curry paste is preservative-free and freshly packaged. br>
Ingredients: Chili, garlic, spices, lemon grass, salt, shallot, kaffir lime peel, galangal and shrimp paste. Product of Thailand
          Pad Thai Cookbook, Sangdad Books   
This new Pad Thai Cookbook from one of Thailand's top cookbook publishers, shows you how to make many different recipes for Thailand's most famous noodle dish, Pad Thai and includes interesting background information about this famous noodle dish along with recipes for other popular Thai noodle dishes. Chapters include: Introduction, Essential Ingredients, Pad Thai & Its Regional Variations, Phat Si-io & Other Fried, Noodles, Rat Na & Other Dishes, Noodles with Sauce, Rice Dishes and On Rice Dishes.

Thai noodle shops (ran kuaitiao), rice & curry shops (ran khao kaeng), and food-to-order shops (ran ahan tam sang) dominate the lively street food scenes in Thailand and serve as evidence of the importance of noodle and rice dishes in the Thai culinary repertoire. Not only are noodles served as street food, they are also frequently served cooked at home, especially since quick and easy meals are increasingly becoming more important in modern Thai families. No matter where you are in the present, rapidly changing world, serving a full meal at home has become an exception rather than the rule. Single-plate dishes including noodle, pasta, and rice have become more and more an essential part of home cooking throughout the world.
          Spicy Thai Cuisine Cookbook, Sangdad Books   
This Thai cookbook has forty-six spicy salad (yam) recipes with an emphasis on the bountiful seafood of Thailand. Classic Thai favorites such as Beef Salad and Green Papaya Salad are included. Try the Thai recipe below which comes from this cookbook, Spicy Shredded Cucumber Salad. Recipes : Yam Kung, Yam Pla Meuk, Kung Kamkram Phla, Yam Sam Sao, Yam Hor Shell, Khaw Mu Yang Kha-na Krob, Yam Sam Sahai, Yam Thai Noi, Yam Khamoi, Yam Kai Yang, Yam Thale Rod Ded, Yam Hoi Khraeng, Yam Maeng Kaphrun, Yam Pla Fu, Yam Pla Salit Fu, Yam Som-O, Yam Chom-Phu, Yam Khai Dao Bacon,Yam Sai Krawk Bacon Thod, Yam Hu Mu Prung Rod, Kung Ten, Phla Pla Meuk, Pla Kaphong Khao Neung Phrik Ma Nao, Pla Meuk Neung Ma-Nao, Kung Neung Rat Phrik Ma-Nao, Mu Ma-Nao, Yam Taeng, Kung Neung Khai Rod Seap, Pla Chawn Yang Seap, Yam Phrik Wan, Phla Pla Krob, Yam Phrik Chi Fa, Som Tam Malakor, Yam Pla Thu Kap Sai Bua, Yam Phrik Yuak, Yam Pla Chawn Krob, Yam Neua Rod Ded, Phla Neua Ma-Kheua Praw, Tap Wan, Tom Yam Pla Chawn, Tom Yam Khai Pla, Tom Yam Pla Kao Thod Krob, Tom Yam Kha Mu, Tom Priao, Tom Yam Hua Pla Nam Sai, Keang Som Pla Chawn Krob. Every recipe is written in both Thai and English with full page photographs. Published by Sangdad Books, 102 pages, high quality glossy paperback.
          'Pop Aye': A Man, An Elephant And An Amiable Amble Across Thailand   
In writer-director Kirsten Tan's first feature, an aging architect reconnects with his long-lost elephant, and the two embark upon a loosely structured, slightly surreal journey.
          Body Of Belgian Backpacker 'Found Half-Eaten By Lizards' On Mysterious Thai Island   

Body Of Belgian Backpacker 'Found Half-Eaten By Lizards' On Mysterious Thai IslandThe island of Koh Tao in Thailand, also known as Turtle Island, has been a major attraction for tourists. However, it has been dubbed “Death Island” due to the rising number of tourist deaths on the island.



          Sedia Thailandia   

Tailandia sillas con brazos, ideal para decorar espacios exteriores de la casa o una barra. Silla con estructura de aluminio y tapizado en mimbre sintético resistente a la intemperie de color café.

Medidas silla de jardín: L. 54 P. 56 H. 82 cm (altura H. reposabrazos 66 cm del suelo)

Price: 117,00 € Special Price: 94,77 €


          วธ.จับมือ ทีซีดีซี บูรณาการความร่วมมือ ออกแบบแฟชั่นผ้าไทย-สินค้าทางวัฒนธรรม ให้มีความโดดเด่น ทันสมัย มีเอกลักษณ์เฉพาะตัว หวังสร้างรายได้สู่ท้องถิ่น-ประเทศ   
นายวีระ โรจน์พจนรัตน์ รัฐมนตรีว่าการกระทรวงวัฒนธรรม (รมว.วธ.) เปิดเผยว่า เมื่อเร็วๆนี้ พร้อมคณะผู้บริหาร วธ. ไปเยี่ยมชมศูนย์สร้างสรรค์งานออกแบบ Thailand Creative Design Center (TCDC) หรือ ทีซีดีซี ที่อาคารไปรษณีย์กลางบางรัก
          Malaysians' Attitude Could Be Contributing to Termites Infestation   

Termites are commonly found in Malaysia due to our tropical climate that is conducive to their growth. Besides that, could termites also strive due to our actions?

Petaling Jaya, Selangor -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/26/2017 -- Often known by the locals as "white ants" or "anai-anai" in Malaysia for their capability to cause exorbitant damages to your biggest investment. But besides causing structural damages, did you know that termites infestation can also lead to injuries and potentially, death?

In 2012, the New Straits Times reported that a school in Kuala Lumpur had to temporarily suspend its co-curricular lessons in its activity room because the termites infested roof was close to collapsing. Besides that, the canteen also suffered similar condition but students had to continue using it as there was no other place for them to take their meals. This is an extremely dangerous condition for the students as a collapsed roof could mean serious harm or even death.

Additionally, a 7-year-old student from Miri also injured her leg when it got stuck in the infested floorboard at her school. These are just some examples of termite issues that have plagued our country. It is estimated that termite infestations have cost Malaysians RM40 million in property damages every year. Moreover, it is disconcerting that most home insurance plans do not cover the cost to repair the damages caused by termites.

Termites thrive in tropical climates and moist conditions. Therefore, they are very commonly found in Malaysia, especially among the property development in coastal and former plantation areas. Based on a survey done by Rentokil Initial Malaysia, 83% of Malaysians have personally or knew someone who have experienced termite infestation? at home.

What Makes Your Home A Termite Magnet?

As termites are attracted to a very specific condition; warm and moist with supply of cellulose, some of the things that homeowners do could be attracting termites to their home. Having a garden in the house sounds like a joy but some gardening practices can make it look like you have a red carpet rolled out for termites. For example, having cardboard boxes, plants or garden beds up against your house make it easier for termites to get in from the ground. Besides that, dead trees in the garden are also desirable to termites, almost as enticing as your house. Consequently, tree stumps in the garden can serve as a launch pad before continuing their feast on the house.

Treating Termite Infestations Effectively

Termite infestations can also dramatically reduce the value of a property. Most of the time, homeowners do not discover termite infestations until it's too late and this often results in thousands of ringgit being spent on repair costs. Based on a survey done by Rentokil Pest Control, 32% of homeowners spent between RM3,000 and RM5,000 on treating termite infestation alone and it does not include other expenses such as furniture replacements and other repair costs.

Even though there are many precautions that homeowners can take to prevent termite infestations, but the best way to minimise termite infestation is to get your property regularly inspected by an expert. While termite infestations are prevalent in Malaysia, a local survey by Rentokil further revealed that only 29% of the people checked their homes for termite infestations on a regular basis. This is because, many Malaysians are unaware that having periodic termite inspections are imperative, as it provides early detection of termite activity, saving homeowners from serious damages.

"Termites are ghastly pests that can go as far as tearing our house down and posing a threat to our safety. More often than not, termite infestation can go unnoticed until extensive damages are already done, therefore proactive measures like periodic inspection is extremely important to minimise the damages." said Ms Carol Lam, Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Malaysia.

About Rentokil Pest Control Malaysia
Rentokil Pest Control is part of Rentokil Initial group, one of the largest business services companies in the world. As the leading market leader in pest control industry, Rentokil's Termite Home Protection Plan provides homeowners with a wide range of termite control solutions that are specifically designed for different needs and preferences.

Rentokil's extensive knowledge and experience in this industry has allowed them to provide a range of innovative and effective termite solutions in Malaysia since 1967. To ensure homeowners receive a complete peace of mind from their pest problems, Rentokil ensures that their pest experts are always on the ball with their knowledge of pest control.

In celebration of Termite Awareness Week and Rentokil Initial Malaysia's 50th anniversary, they are giving away a shopping voucher worth RM50 with every termite control treatment.

For media enquiries, please e-mail louise.leong@rentokil-initial.com.

For more information on Rentokil Pest Control, please contact:
1300 885 911
http://www.rentokil.com.my/
15th Floor, Menara Yayasan Selangor No. 18A, Jalan Persiaran Barat 46000
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/malaysians-attitude-could-be-contributing-to-termites-infestation-795558.htm

Media Relations Contact

Louise Leong
Marketing Director - Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei & the Philippines
Rentokil Initial Malaysia
Telephone: 1300 885 911
Email: Click to Email Louise Leong
Web: http://www.rentokil.com.my


          Rentokil Initial Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence in Malaysia   

Rentokil Initial shares insights on their innovations as the company celebrates its 50th anniversary in Malaysia.

Petaling Jaya, Selangor -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/25/2017 -- Rentokil Initial celebrates its 50th anniversary in Malaysia, as the industry leader for pest control and hygiene services. Here is a brief history on its founding in this multicultural country:

1903 - The origins of Initial brand traced back to 1903, when Mr A P Bigelow introduced towel rental service to the business establishments of London

1925 - Rentokil was founded by Harold Maxwell Lefroy in London

1967 - Rentokil began Pest Control operations in Malaysia

1982 - Sanitact Healthcare was introduced

1987 - Acquired Thomas Cowan and Co (M) Sdn Bhd

1991 - Washroom Hygiene business was established with the global acquisition of Calmic Hygiene services

1997 - Renamed to Rentokil Initial (M) Sdn Bhd

2001 to 2016 - Major acquisition of companies related to pest control and hygiene services, including CWS and Abadi Hygiene Services.

Today Rentokil Initial Malaysia has more than 1,200 employees who share the same objective in delivering quality services to more than 35,500 businesses and homes throughout the country by doing the Right Things in the Right Way.

Leading the market with innovations

Continuous introduction of new innovations reflects the company's ongoing commitment to deliver innovative solutions for pest control and hygiene services in today's urban world.

Rapid globalisation has led to many challenges from increasing pressure from pest and infectious diseases, hence the rise of international standards in food safety and hygiene regulatory changes. Rentokil Initial and BRC Global Standards have formed a strategic partnership to enable food safety risks mitigation through creation and adoption of new technology, solutions, industry best practice and standards.

With more emphasis on touchless designs, aesthetics and multisensory experience even in the washroom, Initial has Signature colour range and Premium Scenting solutions that are specifically designed to address these business needs. Besides the No-Touch technology which includes auto hand soap dispensers, hand sanitisers and feminine hygiene units (sanitary bins), Initial is also looking into new advanced sensing system in washrooms, designed to raise hand hygiene compliance.

Pest control is also not short of innovations like drones and sensing technology. Additionally, as part of the company's initiative to go green whilst improving customer experiences, they have launched applications including ServiceTrak, myInitial and myRentokil to improve service transparency and maximise efficiency.

Protecting People, Enhancing Lives

As a service organisation, they believe that it is their people with shared values, mission and vision who make the company what it is today. Rentokil Initial live by their mission - Protecting People from the dangers of pest-borne disease, the risks of poor hygiene or from injury in the workplace and Enhancing Lives with services that protect the health and wellbeing of people, and the reputation of their customers.

'Everyone Goes Home Safe' - number one responsibility

Rentokil Initial also strongly emphasise on the importance of good management of safety, health and environment in the business to deliver operational excellence and outstanding customer service.

They ensure their employees have the training and tools to enable them to do their job safely, while meeting environmental commitment; adopting best practice in all work procedures by understanding and evaluating all health and safety risks as well as environment impact.

"Rentokil Initial Malaysia is gratified to be an internationally recognised brand that is part of a global network. For 50 years as a dynamic organisation, we inculcate strong company values that shape the way we work, namely Service, Relationships, and Teamwork. We believe in working together, not just amongst ourselves, but also with our customers as a long-term partner whom they can trust to take care of their pest control and hygiene needs." Said Ms. Carol Lam, the Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Malaysia.

About Rentokil Initial Malaysia
At Rentokil Initial Malaysia, there are 2 brands that are focused on providing the best services with nationwide coverage, fast response and expert technical knowledge: Rentokil Pest Control and Initial Hygiene.

Visit http://www.rentokil-initial.com.my to find out how services by Rentokil Initial Malaysia can add value to different business sectors.

For media enquiries, please email louise.leong@rentokil-initial.com.
1300 885 911
15th Floor, Menara Yayasan Selangor No. 18A, Jalan Persiaran Barat 46000
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/rentokil-initial-celebrates-50-years-of-excellence-in-malaysia-812306.htm

Media Relations Contact

Louise Leong
Marketing Director - Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei & the Philippines
Rentokil Initial Malaysia
Telephone: 1300 885 911
Email: Click to Email Louise Leong
Web: http://www.rentokil.com.my


          Rentokil Aims to Break the Mosquito Life Cycle Through Collective Efforts to Save Lives   

Petaling Jaya, Selangor -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/27/2016 -- ACTING as Aedes Fighters, dedicated volunteers from Rentokil Initial Malaysia have worked together on a mission to eradicate mosquito breeding grounds, reducing the mosquito population, and to create healthier and safer environments for our communities. This nationwide initiative is part of the organisation's annual corporate social responsibility programme; Community Oriented Health Education Programme (COHEP), which aims to galvanise the communities in Malaysia into taking actions to preserve a clean and hygienic environment in and out of their residency to keep mosquitoes at bay.

Today, volunteers of the organisation in their respective states; Ipoh, Kuantan and Klang Valley have completed their mission with great efforts and achieved the objectives of this programme. The team in Ipoh has contributed to Salvation Army Ipoh Children's Home, the Kuantan volunteers has helped to clean up Rapha Children's Home while the Klang Valley team has certainly created a healthier and safer environment for the old folks here in Pusat Jagaan Warga Emas Mitchell, Petaling Jaya, as well as the neighbourhood. The general agenda of the programme includes an opening speech, a cleaning session, and also complimentary pest control services such as general pest spraying, bed bug and termite inspection for the home, and water-based fogging around the neighbouring areas.

The united efforts of all volunteers have resulted in cleaner and safer environments which include the successful removal of stagnant waters to avert the development of mosquito larvae, trimmed trees and plants in the garden to avoid attracting mosquitoes, and cleaned up indoor spaces. These accomplishments have indeed achieved the objectives of the programme, to breaking mosquito life cycle through proper sanitation and collective efforts.

Committed to educating and empowering every individual to take actions in fighting mosquitoes, Rentokil Initial has been driving this programme since 2014 to address this pressing public health concern. The organisation strongly advocates the vitality of sustainable sanitation, concerted effort, and an Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) approach in protecting Malaysians from vector-borne diseases such as dengue in the long run. Proper sanitation at home is the simplest yet most significant action we can all practise to prevent mosquito breeding grounds from being developed in the first place, followed by corrective treatments targeted at different stages of the mosquito life cycle to reduce its population.

'Living our mission in 'Protecting People and Enhancing Lives' and as part of our continuous efforts to create healthier and safer environments, we are always educating and advocating the importance of collective efforts to maintain a safe, healthy and happy environment in our communities.' said Carol Lam, the Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Malaysia. The volunteers from all other states in Malaysia will be conducting this meaningful programme throughout 2017.

Dengue in Malaysia

Dengue is the fastest-growing vector-borne infection in the world and Southeast Asia is the epicenter of dengue mosquito breeding due to its tropical climate. In Malaysia, a total of 97,052 dengue fever cases with 229 deaths have been recorded as of 13 December 2016.

About Rentokil Initial Malaysia
Established in Malaysia for 50 years, Rentokil Initial is a pest control and hygiene services market leader in the country. For more information on our services, please contact:

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Marketing Director - Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei & the Philippines
Rentokil Initial Malaysia
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          Survey by Initial Hygiene Reveals That Unhygienic Workplaces Are Affecting Employees' Productivity   

A hygienic workplace should be a mandatory practice to keep the workforce happy, both employers and employees alike. Spending longer hours at work makes it all the more crucial to implement proper workplace hygiene.

Petaling Jaya, Selangor -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/22/2016 -- The majority of our time is spent at our workplaces, where the conditions of the environment may have either a positive or hazardous impact on our health and well-being. Having a well organised, safe, and healthy environment are conducive to our professional and social development, as dangerous exposures can have adverse consequences to our health.

There are viruses and germs all over our workspace due to various factors such as unhygienic dirty work areas, sick colleagues, and cross contamination from other germ hotspots. This applies to all areas of the work environment, from the washroom to pantry areas, work and common spaces, as well as storage areas. This increases the risk of catching illnesses more frequently, causing loss of time and productivity for employees as well as employers.

The Negative Impact of Poor Hygiene

Falling ill frequently can greatly interrupt our work performance, from causing missed deadlines, to incomplete tasks, unsatisfactory work quality, decreased productivity and so on.

The danger that lies behind an unhygienic environment can lead to the spread of common illnesses such as flu, cold, stomach issues, and headaches. Besides direct contamination, illnesses can be spread through cross contamination resulting in severe epidemic or even pandemic outbreaks including Hepatitis A and E, Influenza and typhoid fever that could be fatal. Even non-fatal illnesses such as a fungal infection might lead to irritation and discomfort that will affect our concentration at work.

Identifying Germ Hotspots in the Office Premises Enables Employers to Select the Right Hygiene Solutions for a Healthier Workplace

So where are germs commonly found? They are places where we tend to hold or touch, specifically doorknobs, handles, taps, sink, and more. Therefore, it is very important to clean and sanitise these areas properly and frequently. According to the World Health Organisation, hand hygiene is "the most important measure to avoid transmission of harmful germs."

A study has shown that because of our touch, germs are able to travel all the way from washrooms to working cubicles and eventually, back home with us. Identifying these high risk areas is the first step to:

1. Minimise cross contamination, thus reduced illnesses
2. Increase motivation and morale
3. Improve focus and productivity
4. A safer, healthier and more enjoyable place to work

Hygiene Detective Advocates Global Hand Washing and World Toilet Day

Initial, the experts in Hygiene, is spreading awareness on good hygiene habits with Hygiene Detective, a nationwide initiative launched in conjunction with the annual Global Handwashing Day and World Toilet Day that focuses on the importance of good hygiene. Historically, the primary target of these events has been children in developing countries. Recent reports are now increasingly highlighting hygiene shortcomings in adults and developed nations too.

This campaign highlights the germ hotspots and poor hygiene behaviours in office environments that can put the workforce at risk; with the aim of promoting good hygiene habits and creating a hygienic workplace via on-ground activation including interactive activities and videos.

Hygiene Habits result in Cleanliness

Cleanliness is said to be a dirt free state, and yet, it is impossible to get rid of germs entirely, as there are millions of germs circulating in the environment.

However, a clean workspace can also be referred to as a place where there is an all-round protection from germs. It should not only look clean but, actually be hygienic for the employer, employees and the visitors.

In an independent research conducted by Initial Hygiene UK, it was discovered that 57% of employees are more motivated and have higher morale when the workplace is clean and equipped with proper hygiene solutions. As a result, employees tend to prolong their employment duration as it shows that their wellbeing is taken into consideration.

A study suggests 64% of Malaysian office workers also believe the state of their office washrooms affects their productivity. A dirty place and clean mind cannot work together, hence good office hygiene can help improve employees' productivity and in turn result in better business performance and revenue. With improved staff morale and loyalty, there is lower absenteeism and recruitment cost can also be reduced.

"A clean and organised office environment will not just be beneficial for the staff but can also attract customers. Hygiene takes habit, and with ample of practices, it is easy and simple to create a clean working environment for all." said Carol Lam, the Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Malaysia.

About Initial Hygiene Malaysia
Initial Hygiene Malaysia has over 45 years of experience in the hygiene sector. Our services are backed by innovative research and development with a genuine understanding of a diverse range of business priorities. Besides Premium Scenting, we also provide a wide range of washroom hygiene services such as, hand hygiene, feminine hygiene and floor care.

http://www.initial.com.my/

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Marketing Director - Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei & the Philippines
Rentokil Initial
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          Initial Malaysia Aims to Cultivate Good Hygiene Practices Through Hygiene Detective Campaign   

Initial Hygiene Malaysia’s 2016 Hygiene Detective campaign is driving a mini contest and professional hygiene survey to create awareness on workplace hygiene. Through this campaign, we strive to cultivate good hygiene practices among people to promote a safer work environment.

Petaling Jaya, Selangor -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/07/2016 -- Initial, the Experts in Hygiene services is bringing back its Hygiene Detective Campaign. It aims to highlight the differences between clean and hygienic as well as to educate the public on cross-contamination, especially at workplace.

Many may not realise how unhygienic our workplace can be and would assume that a clean office would mean that it is hygienic as well. However, this is often not the case as we are unable to see germs on surfaces with our naked eyes. Hence, employees risk the possibility of catching common cold and other prevalent office illnesses that could just be engendered from an unhygienic office environment. A survey conducted by Initial found that 64% of Malaysian office workers also believe the state of their office washrooms affects their productivity.

- Simply by watching the video to answer one (1) given question and proposing a catchy slogan, the first 50 contestants stand a chance of winning a pair of movie tickets and one (1) grand prize winner to take home the RM 500 shopping voucher.

- Simultaneously, Initial Hygiene Professional Hygiene Survey would encourage managers to get their office hygiene level assessed for FREE.

"Come join the contest and learn about good hygiene practices through our fun activities! We aim to cultivate a good hygiene habit among the community via this campaign, providing fun facts and insights through quiz and video. With these, everyone can be a Hygiene Detective at their workplace and help others to minimise cross contaminations that affects our wellbeing" said Carol Lam, the Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Malaysia.

Initial Malaysia strives to cultivate good hygiene practices in workplaces by running a mini contest to further enlighten the public on how easily germs transfer and how they can practice good hygiene habits to minimise cross contamination risk. This campaign shall commence from the inaugural date of this campaign, 1 November 2016 and ends on 31 December 2016.

Visit www.hygienedetective.com for more information.

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Marketing Director - Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei & the Philippines
Rentokil Initial Malaysia
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Email: Click to Email Louise Leong
Web: http://www.initial.com.my


          Rentokil Malaysia Battling Rising Dengue and Zika Cases with Integrated Mosquito Management Programme   

Besides high number of dengue cases in Malaysia, Zika infections have also started to emerge locally. Learn what could be the main contributory factors and what can be done to curb this.

Petaling Jaya, Selangor -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/05/2016 -- In recent decades, global dengue and Zika outbreaks have grown exponentially. World Health Organisation (WHO) has estimated that about 50% of the world's population are at risk for dengue and as many as four million people could be infected by Zika towards year end. As of August 2016, up to 67,437 dengue cases were reported in Malaysia with 153 deaths. The concerns on mosquito-borne diseases in the nation are now further exacerbated with the presence of Zika virus resulting in a total of 6 confirmed Zika cases so far.

According to Dr. Rose Nani Mudin, the Head of Vector Borne Disease Sector at the Ministry of Health Malaysia, climate change with alternating rainy and scorching weather is one of the main causes in the high density of mosquitoes. Furthermore, the hot and dry weather in Malaysia also made it easier for Aedes to breed compared to countries with a temperate climate. She further added that littering and inappropriate solid waste disposal have also resulted in high mosquito breeding index.

Dr Ashok Zachariah Philip, President of the Malaysian Medical Association, revealed that many Malaysians only dengue-proof their houses, but not the entire neighbourhood and this is insufficient to fight the outbreak. The community should in fact work towards a more sustainable protection by ensuring cleanliness and hygiene not only in their houses but around the neighbourhood.

Dr Philip also emphasised that mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and Zika virus infection can lead to devastating effects on infected individuals and their families. Therefore, he urges communities to clean up their neighbourhood and request for local councils to inspect potential breeding grounds, especially when there are construction sites nearby.

How Mosquito Borne Disease like Dengue is Inflicting Pain in Life

Often mistaken for the flu or normal fever, some people contracted dengue without realising it until the symptoms have worsened. Take Ruby as an example, a college student who suffered from symptoms of joint pains and migraines, and dismissed them as stress-related. She only visited the doctor when the pain became unbearable and was tested positive for the virus. Ruby then went through a spell of depression, worrying about her well-being and exams. Since her ordeal, she also shares her arduous experience with family and friends hoping that they will take preventive measures to protect themselves.

Besides causing a lot of pain and discomfort to the victims, dengue also greatly impacts the family members who care for the patient. Clementine from Petaling Jaya was terribly distressed when her mother contracted the virus and her work productivity was tremendously affected as a result of the many days off that she had to take to nurse her ailing mother. Once her mother recovered, Clementine has started to look into solutions for her home to be completely protected from mosquitoes.

Although dengue fever could ultimately result in death, the patient could be cured if given appropriate treatment at the right time. But is it different from Zika which will eventually lead to severe disabilities, especially to children (Microcephaly). A new research at The Rockefeller University and La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology suggests that certain adult brain cells may be vulnerable to infection as well. If the breeding of Aedes mosquitoes continues to remain uncontrolled, many of us in Malaysia would be at risk of contracting the virus.

Making the shift

Unfortunately, despite the alarming dengue cases, most Malaysians still maintain a reactive approach towards this epidemic. They only respond and take preventive measures when someone they know has contracted the virus. Many underestimate the perilous and interrelated burden of such mosquito-borne diseases and therefore, take little effort in controlling the vector. This reactive approach is indeed the biggest challenge in achieving a successful and sustainable effort of mosquito control. As part of a holistic solution to combat this mosquito-borne disease, Malaysians must adopt a proactive approach instead and the first step is ensuring zero stagnant water around their neighbourhood while maintaining cleanliness and hygiene.

We should also do our part by constantly keeping alert on potential breeding sites and continuously engage the entire neighbourhood in taking action. This is because all dengue hotspots are also considered hotspots for Zika since the virus is being spread by the same vector, which is the Aedes mosquito. Consistent information to raise awareness within the community can help to educate and empower each individual to protect themselves from the virus. Everyone is equally susceptible to the virus as Aedes mosquitoes do not choose their victims.

Combating Mosquito effectively

Every mosquito species go through four distinct stages in its life cycle – egg, larva, pupa and adult. A teaspoon of clean stagnant water, which is easily found anywhere, is all it takes for an Aedes aegypti mosquito to lay a batch of eggs. Hence, for a winning battle, we should fight our enemy at every stage of its life cycle.

As part of their continuous effort to protect Malaysians from mosquitoes, leading pest company like Rentokil has designed an Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) programme, which has proven to be an effective approach to mosquito control in the long run. The IMM programme encourages the public to practise holistic approach in fighting mosquitoes at every stage of their life cycle, through the combination of removing potential mosquito breeding grounds, larviciding, water-based fogging and the use of adult mosquito traps. However, as mosquito species continue to evolve, it is equally crucial to have consistent community action and continuous information sharing to achieve a successful and long-term prevention.

"People often take the impact of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue for granted, but when we or our loved ones are affected, this impacts our life greatly. Hence, we need to be proactive in combating mosquitoes from the get-go. This is why at Rentokil Initial, we are committed to protecting people from the dangers of pest-borne diseases while enhancing their lives with integrated solutions that safeguard both their health and wellbeing." says Carol Lam, Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Malaysia.

About Rentokil Pest Control Malaysia
Rentokil Pest Control is part of Rentokil Initial group, one of the largest business services companies in the world. At Rentokil Initial Malaysia, we have 2 brands that are focused on providing the best services with nationwide coverage, fast response and expert technical knowledge: Rentokil Pest Control and Initial Hygiene.

Visit http://www.rentokil-initial.com.my to find out how Rentokil Initial (M) Sdn Bhd services can add value to different business sectors.

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Media Relations Contact

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Marketing Director - Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei & the Philippines
Rentokil Initial Malaysia
Telephone: 1300 885 911
Email: Click to Email Louise Leong
Web: http://www.rentokil.com.my


          Rentokil Initial Malaysia Reveals Vital Importance of Proactive Bed Bug Management in Hotels to Prevent Future Infestations   

Bed bug infestation is one of the key contributors that can ruin a guest's experience in a hotel. Learn what hotel owners and housekeeping staffs can do to reduce the risk of potential bed bug breakout.

Petaling Jaya, Selangor -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/10/2016 -- Bed bug infestation is nothing new in the hospitality sector, in fact, with the rapid hike in the Malaysian tourism industry, it is extremely important for hoteliers to ensure that their hotels have established an integrated pest control program in case of infestations. A recent survey performed at the University of Kentucky proved that nothing drives guests away faster than bed bug problems. 91% of the guests even mentioned that they would not return to the same hotel if they have had a bad experience during their first visit.

According to a report by The Telegraph, a British tourist had an unpleasant experience during her birthday celebration in Langkawi, Malaysia when the 3-star hotel that she checked into was plagued with bed bugs. Incidents like these not only give hotels a bad reputation and discourage return visits, it can also cause severe repercussions, leading to serious financial impacts such as lawsuits.

What should hoteliers do in case of bed bug infestation?

Bed bugs live in the cracks and crevices of walls, bed frames, headboards, bedside tables and draperies. An infestation in a hotel will most likely spread throughout the whole facility by crawling as adult bed bugs and these creepy crawlers can move up to five feet in about a minute. Besides that, they may also hitchhike their way into hotel rooms through vacuum cleaners, laundry, luggage and even housekeeping trolleys.

In case of a bed bug infestation breakout, it is recommended for hoteliers to:

- Assist guests to seek medical assistance for bites if necessary and relocate guests adjacent, side, above and below of the room infested.

- Document identified areas of bed bug infestations, either through staff, guest complaint and pictures; this will help with the elimination process for the pest control operator.

- Assist guest to launder their clothing and hotel to replace all linens. Ensure all items are wrapped in plastic bags during room relocation so that bed bugs do not spread during transportation of these items to the laundry or new room.

- Minimize furniture movements in the infested room to prevent bed bugs from spreading further to other rooms. This restricted movement also applies to the occupant's belongings, if possible, until the arrival of pest control operator.

Besides reactive actions, preventive measures and early detection are also essential because they are one of the keys in reducing the risk of a full-blown infestation. This can be achieved by carrying out periodic inspections by experienced service technicians.

Why pest education is necessary in minimizing potential bed bug infestation?

Housekeepers and hotel staffs are highly encouraged to equip themselves with fundamental bed bug knowledge. Which is why the Bed Bug Awareness Week was initiated and organized annually to provide hoteliers and housekeepers continuous awareness on bed bug issues. Leading pest control company like Rentokil provides educational pest trainings to their customers in the commercial sectors. These trainings are beneficial to the hoteliers as it enables them to understand basic bed bug biology and help them identify the signs of an infestation before it spreads like a wildfire.

The pest control expert also aims to provide hoteliers with complete peace of mind by introducing their 10-day Bed Bug Treatment Program. Rentokil's bed bug elimination program starts off with extensive treatments and it follows with periodic checks to ensure that all bed bugs are eliminated.

"With the growth of online review sites and social media platforms, it has become very easy for consumers to share their bad experiences online. Therefore, hotel owners need to be extra vigilant when it comes to managing bed bug infestations in the hotel facilities because all it takes is one bad review to impact the business negatively." said Carol Lam, the Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Malaysia.

About Rentokil Pest Control Malaysia
Rentokil Pest Control is part of Rentokil Initial group, one of the largest business services companies in the world.

At Rentokil Initial Malaysia, we have 2 brands that are focused on providing the best services with nationwide coverage, fast response and expert technical knowledge: Rentokil Pest Control and Initial Hygiene.

Visit http://www.rentokil-initial.com.my to find out how Rentokil Initial (M) Sdn Bhd services can add value to different business sectors.

For media inquiries please e-mail louise.leong@rentokil-initial.com.

For more information on Rentokil Pest Control, please contact:
1300 885 911
http://www.rentokil.com.my/
15th Floor, Menara Yayasan Selangor
No. 18A, Jalan Persiaran Barat
46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

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Rentokil Initial Malaysia
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          Comment on Sino-Indian standoff must be defused by mg   
It is high time that India got its acts together and went for once in the offensive– instead of being defensive and reacting to after the fact– and then even so— BARELY. India should be employing the SAME tactics that the Chinks are using to keep them on their toes. India should be putting and going into defense, strategic, economic, political, business, commercial and all other relationships possible with countries in the South China Sea– specially Vietnam. Then they should not only stop there but expand their role with Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Phillipines, Sri Lanka and whoever they can get them to be on board with them. AND they must start now and start simultaneously so that the chinks have no idea where to pay attention. Give it to them the same way—ONLY 50times harder and stronger. SECOND: Indians should STOP buying and purchasing any items from China... Let the government of India encourage the Indian consumers to stop buying – -just like the chinks do. And then see them squirm. Nothing gets them more than when people start boycotting their dam products. Finally: It is high time that India should start displaying arrogance towards the chinks. Having a friendly relations with them will not help. Last of all, India should STOP sending any pilgrims to China. In fact, India should start a serious campaign informing its pilgrims that all Hindu and Buddhism sites in China have been contaminated by its very presence for being in China and within China. They should stop promoting ANY pilgrims going to China for it and instead inform that the same CAN be achieved by doing similar stuff in India or in Nepal or even at home. As soon as the Indian official start this sort of a thinking... even if it doesnt catch up, you will see how the chinks start squirming for nothing hits them hardest than MONEY... They earn hundreds of millions from all the pilgrims and this must be stopped. Nothing draws a chinks attention more than money does.
          US SAYS IT APPEARS ASSAD IS GETTING READY TO USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS ON INNOCENT PEOPLE AGAIN-TRUMP SAYS DON;T YOU DARE OR THE MISSLES WILL DESTROY YOUR LAND AGAIN.   
JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

ISAIAH 17:1,11-14
1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.(DAMASCUS FRYED TO A PULP)
11  In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
12  Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations,(USELESS U.N) that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!
13  The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
14  And behold at evening tide trouble; and before the morning he is not.(ASSAD KILLED IN OVERNIGHT RAID) This is the portion of them that spoil us,(ISRAEL) and the lot of them that rob us.

AMOS 1:5
5  I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden:(IRAQ) and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir,(JORDAN) saith the LORD.(I belive ISIS-DAMASCUS GET NUKED BY ISRAEL)

Nikki Haley‏Verified account @nikkihaley 14h14 hours ago-JUNE 27,17-Any further attacks done to the people of Syria will be blamed on Assad, but also on Russia & Iran who support him killing his own people.

U.S. says it appears Syria planning another chemical weapons attack-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-June 26, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday it appears the Syrian government is preparing for another chemical weapons attack and it warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad he and his military would "pay a heavy price" if it conducts such an attack.The White House statement said preparations by Syria were similar to those undertaken before an April 4 chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians and prompted President Donald Trump to order a cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base.Trump ordered the strike on the Shayrat airfield in Syria in April in reaction to what Washington said was a poison gas attack by Assad's government that killed at least 70 people in rebel-held territory. Syria denied it carried out the attack.The strike put Washington in confrontation with Russia, which has advisers in Syria aiding its close ally Assad.U.S. officials at the time called the intervention a "one-off" intended to deter future chemical weapons attacks and not an expansion of the U.S. role in the Syrian war.(Reporting by Eric Beech; Writing by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Sandra Maler and Paul Tait)

White House says Assad may be preparing chemical attack-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 26, 2017

WASHINGTON — The White House says it has found "potential" evidence that Syria is preparing for another chemical weapons attack.Press Secretary Sean Spicer issued an ominous statement Monday evening that says the U.S. "has identified potential preparations" for another chemical attack by the Assad government that it says "would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children."He says the activities are similar to those made before an April chemical attack. The Trump administration launched missile strikes in retaliation for that attack, which it blamed on Assad.Spicer warns that "if Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price."The White House has provided no immediate evidence to back up its claims.The Associated Press.

CHINA AND KINGS OF THE EAST MARCH TO ISRAEL 2ND WAVE OF WW3 (200 MILLION MAN ARMY)

REVELATION 16:12-16
12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates;(WERE WW3 STARTS IN IRAQ OR SYRIA OR TURKEY) and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.(THE TURKEY ATATURK DAM ON THE EUPHRATES CAN BE SHUT AND DRIED UP ALREADY BY TURKEY)
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon,(SATAN) and out of the mouth of the beast,(WORLD DICTATOR) and out of the mouth of the false prophet.(FALSE POPE)
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.(WERE 2 BILLION DIE FROM NUKE WAR)
15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.(ITS AT THIS TIME I BELIEVE WHEN AMERICA GETS NUKED BY RUSSIA ON THE WAY TO THE MIDEAST)

DANIEL 11:44 (2ND WAVE OF WW3)
44 But tidings out of the east(CHINA) and out of the north(RUSSIA, MUSLIMS WHATS LEFT FROM WAVE 1) shall trouble him:(EU DICTATOR IN ISRAEL) therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.( 1/3RD OF EARTHS POPULATION)

REVELATION 9:12-18
12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.(WORLDWIDE WAR)(TURKEY-IRAQ-SYRIA)(EUPHRATES RIVER CONSISTS OF 760 MILES IN TURKEY,440 MILES IN SYRIA AND 660 MILES IN IRAQ)
15 And the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels were loosed,(WORLDWIDE WAR) which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.(1/3 Earths Population die in WW 3 2ND WAVE-2 billion)
16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand:(200 MILLION MAN ARMY FROM CHINA AND THE KINGS OF THE EAST) and I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)
18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)

Focus-China's 16+1 foray into Central and Eastern Europe By Eric Maurice-euobserver

Prague, 26. Jun, 13:27-Half a decade after it was launched, the network of cooperation between China and 16 Central and Eastern European countries has brought uneven economical and political fruits so far.The so-called 16+1 was established in 2012 as Beijing's initiative to cover various issues such as investment, trade, but also culture or education.The group includes 11 EU countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia; and five non-EU countries from the Balkans: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.It fits into China's global strategy to engage new partners in political and economic ties in different formats.Despite having a permanent secretariat, the Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries - the initiative's official name - is more a series of bilateral relationships with no overall coherence, as experts pointed out in discussions at the Prague European Summit conference earlier this month."It's not really a multilateral format," Petr Kratochvil, the director of Prague's Institute of International Relations, told EUobserver."It's more a group of countries that China took to have bilateral ties with. It's mainly Poland and Hungary in terms of investment, and Romania and Serbia for building projects."China's interest in the 16+1 countries is different from one country to another.In the Czech Republic, Kratochvil noted, the Chinese have mainly invested in real estate, a football club - Slavia Prague, which just won the Czech championship - or the media."It's not really the kind of investment the country wants, because it doesn't produce anything," he said.In Budapest, meanwhile, the government announced last week that Hungary and China would soon start to cooperate in the healthcare industry – from making medical equipment to developing biotechnologies.Kratochvil noted that the amount of Chinese investments in the region had remained limited and was concentrated on a few high profile infrastructure projects, such as the Budapest-Belgrade high-speed railway that Chinese companies plan to build.The focus on infrastructure shows that China considers Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) a full part of the One Belt-One Road initiative – an investment and infrastructure plan, spanning from China to the Middle-East and Africa through to Central Asia."Southern and Eastern Europe are a testing ground for the Belt and Road," Anastas Vangeli, from the Polish Academy of Sciences, told EUobserver.He said that 16+1 was more an "experiment" than a "Chinese plan", and that Beijing tries "to see whether this type of diplomacy can help them boost economic relations.""To put it very simply, the whole idea is to find ways to boost the economy outside China, to generate demand for Chinese goods," Vangeli said, adding: "And these are not cheap goods: high speed railways, satellites systems or nuclear technology."Agatha Kratz, from the European Council on Foreign Relations, a London-based think-tank, told EUobserver that: "The first idea was to treat CEE as Asia and Africa.""That was a big shock, they explained that loans for projects that China would build were not going to happen."For Kratz, the success of the 16+1 initiative is to be found on the political side than in the economic side.She pointed out that annual summits between the 17 leaders, usually in Europe, constitute a "formal channel of communication".-A pragmatic question-After five years, the 16+1 format "has shown its limits, but it will continue," Kratz added.For China, the forum is "high-level enough and it helps to understand how best to promote what it can do in Europe".For CEE countries, the summits are "one more bilateral forum, one more way to have meetings with China and explain what they [CEE countries] need from it."For countries that are either part of the EU or willing to join it in the future, the Chinese partnership is "a pragmatic question", Kratochvil insisted.Although some leaders, such as Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban or Czech president Milos Zeman, are supportive of certain Chinese positions – for instance Beijing's territorial claims in the South China Sea – the region is not going to become a Chinese "ally"."The idea of a strategic shift is nonsense," Kratochvil said.

DRUG PUSHERS AND ADDICTS

1 PET 5:8
8 Be sober,(NOT DRUGED UP OR ALCOHOLICED) be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

REVELATION 18:23
23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries (DRUGS) were all nations deceived.

REVELATION 9:21
21 Neither repented they of their murders,(KILLING) nor of their sorceries (DRUG ADDICTS AND DRUG PUSHERS), nor of their fornication,(SEX OUTSIDE MARRIAGE OR PROSTITUTION FOR MONEY) nor of their thefts.(STEALING)

Myanmar, Thailand incinerate illicit drugs worth $800 million-[Reuters]-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

BANGKOK/YANGON (Reuters) - Officials in Myanmar and Thailand burned illegal narcotics worth more than $800 million on Monday to mark the UN day against drug abuse and trafficking.The move came even as authorities struggle to stem the flood of illicit drugs in the region, with Thailand's justice minister last year saying the country's war on drugs was failing.In Thailand's Ayutthaya province, more than 9 tonnes of drugs with a street value of over 20 billion baht ($590 million) went up in smoke including methamphetamines, known locally as "yaba" or "crazy drug", according to police."Currently, we are able to take down a lot of networks, including ... transnational networks bringing drugs into Thailand ... to be shipped to Malaysia and other countries," Sirinya Sitthichai, Secretary-General of the Office of Narcotics Control Board, told reporters in Ayutthaya.In neighboring Myanmar, the police said they destroyed confiscated drugs worth around $217 million.Myanmar remains one of the world's largest producers of illicit drugs, including opium, heroin and methamphetamines. Those narcotics are often smuggled into China.Last year, law makers in Myanmar voiced disappointment over the country's lackluster efforts to tackle the drug problem.The market for methamphetamines has been growing in Southeast Asia, the United Nations has said. It estimates that Southeast Asia's trade in heroin and methamphetamine was worth $31 billion in 2013.(Reporting by Juarawee Kittisilpa in AYUTTHAYA and Aye Win Myint in YANGON; Writing by Amy Sawitta Lefevre; Editing by Joseph Radford)

Pot insider says dispensaries are 'dreaming' if they think they'll be part of legalization framework-[CBC]-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

Omar Khan sat down with Matt Galloway on Metro Morning to discuss big questions that have yet to be answered in the federal government's push to develop a legal framework for recreational marijuana sales by July 2018.Khan is former chief of staff to the Ontario health minister and he now works with the marijuana industry as vice president, public affairs of Hill + Knowlton strategies.Questions and answers have been condensed.Matt Galloway: How prepared is this country for legal weed? Omar Khan: I think right now you have a patchwork of readiness. You have provinces like Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick who are fairly well advanced in terms of their thinking. And you have others, like Manitoba and Saskatchewan, who quite frankly are a little bit further behind.MG: What are the big questions that still have to be answered? OK: I think one of the points that's getting less attention is where will one be able to use marijuana. For example, you can walk down a public sidewalk and smoke a cigarette, but you can't walk down the sidewalk and drink a beer. I think that's a conversation that needs to happen.MG: Do you think that people will be allowed to smoke marijuana in parks, if they can't have an open bottle of alcohol there now? OK: There's a lot of evidence that suggests that harm associated with marijuana use is less than that associated with regular alcohol use. So I think it's something that the province of Ontario especially is going to be looking at as they move forward with their strategy.MG: What about the sale issue? OK: Since the government has set a fairly aggressive timeline for legalization — some have said, July 2018 — I think it's going to be very difficult for the government to have an up-and-running, bricks-and-mortar retail operation by this time next year essentially. I think the government is looking at three options: one would be a wholly government-run crown corporation a la LCBO; I think another option would be a heavily regulated system that gives out private licences for retailing; and then, the third option would be what we call a hybrid. Some private licences combined with a government-run system, similar to how beer and wine is distributed in Ontario.MG: Which way do you think they are leaning?OK: I know the Ontario government started looking at this seriously, right after the election of the Trudeau government. I know the attorney general, Yassir Naqvi, is working away feverishly to put together some options for cabinet to consider. I also know the premier is very big on consultation, so I suspect that before any plan is rolled out, there will be a robust public consultation.MG: Can you have robust public consultation and still set up that regulatory body in time? OK: I know they've been working at this hard for a year or so. The timeline's going to be a challenge no doubt. That's why I suspect that if there are going to be public consultations, as I presume there will be, they'll be rolling them out fairly shortly.MG: Is the timeline too tight? OK: It is what it is. Having worked in government, I know that sometimes you have to set a deadline to get everybody working away at achieving a goal. At the end of the day, what's important is that we are going to have legalized adult use of recreational cannabis in this country. And, industry, government, all involved stakeholders need to start working very fast to get this done right.MG: You work with the industry now. What do they want to know? OK: Like members of the public, they are waiting for more information about what the retail distribution model will look like. But I think industry is very interested in sharing some of their expertise when it comes to distribution. There are a lot of players who have a lot of experience dealing with controlled substances. So for example, pharmacies, care centres. I want to give kudos to Mayor Tory who spoke out vigorously against the illegal dispensaries that are out there right now. The one question everyone needs to ask is, where are these people getting their supply? We have 50 licensed producers or marijuana in this country right now.MG: So where are they getting their supply? OK: I don't want to open myself up to defamation. But they're not getting them from the licensed producers because none of them would risk their licence by providing supply illegally.MG: The assumption from many of the illegal dispensaries is that they're going to be part of the new regime.OK: I think they are dreaming in technicolour. There is no way the province of Ontario or any other province is going to give a retail distribution licence to any entity that's involved in criminal activity.MG: Do you really think we'll meet this deadline? OK: The good thing [Finance Minister] Morneau has put out there is that if there's a province that isn't ready with an up-and-running distribution system next year, there will be a fallback, and I suspect that will be online sales.

FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS

REVELATION 8:7
7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

Spain sends reinforcements as fire spreads near wildlife reserve-Agence France-Presse-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

Madrid (AFP) - Firefighters were battling Monday to contain a blaze threatening a renowned national park in southern Spain which has already led to the evacuation of some 2,000 people.Authorities were sending additional firefighters to tackle the flames at the Donana Natural Park in southwestern Spain near Huelva, a fire service spokesman told AFP."The flames are not under control, they are spreading," he added, though no injuries have been reported.The blaze comes a week after wildfires killed over 60 people in neighbouring Portugal.Strong winds and scorching heat were complicating efforts to fight the blaze, which broke out Saturday near the town of Moguer, officials said.The fire has not yet hit the neighbouring Donana National Park, which has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1994 and is well known for the extensive biodiversity of its dunes, wetlands and woods."The flames have not reached the national park," the official in charge of the environment with the regional government of Andalusia, Jose Fiscal Lopez, told Spanish public television."A special effort was made during the night on the front which threatened the park the most," he added.The national park is one of Spain's most important wildlife sanctuaries and a popular tourist attraction.It is home to a variety of animals, including endangered species such as the Spanish imperial eagle and the Iberian lynx, a large cat found only in Spain and Portugal.Officials temporarily evacuated a lynx breeding centre on Sunday as a precaution.A female Iberian lynx died at the Acebuche captive breeding centre on Saturday "due to stress" during its capture for evacuation, the centre said in a statement.The other lynxes are "safe and sound", said the mayor of Moguer, Gustavo Cuellar. "Each lynx held in captivity is receiving detailed care."Over 200 firefighters backed by 15 vehicles and seven planes were battling the blaze on Monday morning, emergency services said.The cause remained unknown but Fiscal Lopez said officials were "certain" human activity played a role."It remains to be seen if this was with (criminal) intent or due to negligence," he added.The fire prompted the closure of several roads and the evacuation of some 2,000 people, including guests at camp sites and several hotels.There were no immediate details on how much land had been burned so far.

DANIEL 7:23-24
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast (EU,REVIVED ROME) shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,(7TH WORLD EMPIRE) which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.(TRADING BLOCKS-10 WORLD REGIONS/TRADE BLOCS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings(10 NATIONS-10 WORLD DIVISION WORLD GOVERNMENT) that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.(EITHER THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR BOOTS 3 COUNTRIES FROM THE EU OR THE DICTATOR TAKES OVER THE WORLD ECONOMY BY CONTROLLING 3 WORLD TRADE BLOCS)

REVELATION 17:9-13
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.(THE VATICAN IS BUILT ON 7 HILLS OR MOUNTAINS)
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen,(1-ASSYRIA,2-EGYPT,3-BABYLON,4-MEDO-PERSIA,5-GREECE) and one is,(IN POWER IN JOHNS AND JESUS DAY-6-ROME) and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.(7TH-REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE OR THE EUROPEAN UNION TODAY AND THE SHORT SPACE IS-7 YEARS.THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL HAVE WORLD CONTROL FOR THE LAST 3 1/2 YEARS.BUT WILL HAVE ITS MIGHTY WORLD POWER FOR THE FULL 7 YEARS OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.AND THE WORLD DICTATOR WILL BE THE BEAST FROM THE EU.AND THE VATICAN POPE WILL BE THE WHORE THAT RIDES THE EUROPEAN UNION TO POWER.AND THE 2 EUROPEAN UNION POWER FREAKS WILL CONTROL AND DECIEVE THE WHOLE EARTH INTO THEIR DESTRUCTION.IF YOU ARE NOT SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS.YOU WILL BE DECIEVED BY THESE TWO.THE WORLD POLITICIAN-THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR.AND THE FALSE PROPHET THAT DEFECTS CHRISTIANITY-THE FALSE VATICAN POPE.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

Heres the scripture 1 week = 7 yrs Genesis 29:27-29
27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week:(7 YEARS) and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.

DANIEL 9:26-27
26 And after threescore and two weeks(62X7=434 YEARS+7X7=49 YEARS=TOTAL OF 69 WEEKS OR 483 YRS) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMAN LEADERS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.(THERE HAS TO BE 70 WEEKS OR 490 YRS TO FUFILL THE VISION AND PROPHECY OF DAN 9:24).(THE NEXT VERSE IS THAT 7 YR WEEK OR (70TH FINAL WEEK).
27 And he ( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant (PEACE TREATY) with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE ANIMAL SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

LUKE 2:1-3
1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
2  (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3  And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

Opinion-New initiative could trump the Visegrad Group By Wojciech Przybylski-euobserver

Warsaw, 26. Jun, 17:09-"New Europe" was a term coined by the administration of former US president George W. Bush.When the USA decided to invade Iraq, this term was used to differentiate between – and celebrate – the solidarity of new Nato members compared to the reluctance of the old allies.Since then, the intricacies of European politics – from smaller initiatives to larger regional alliances and even to the inner-workings of the EU itself – have grown considerably.Many wishing to weaken Europe’s position and potential on the global stage try to exploit this division of old vs new, and it is something all leaders on the continent should be wary of.With that still in mind, on 6 July US president Donald Trump will arrive in Warsaw and take part in an assembly of one of these regional alliances, the Three Seas Initiative (TSI) – a meeting of the EU leaders representing Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).The three seas is a reference to the countries situated between the Adriatic, Baltic and Black Seas.The initiative is seen as a major diplomatic triumph of the Polish president, Andrzej Duda, who is also the leader of the TSI and desperate for a win.However, the TSI is just one of many political groupings in the CEE region with a primary focus on influencing EU policy. Other such groupings of more or less importance are the Visegrad Group (V4), Slavkov triangle, Danube Region, Weimar Triangle and Nordic-Baltic cooperation.While their main focus is on fostering cooperation within the EU, such formations are becoming increasingly interesting for external powers such as China (in the so-called 16+1 format) and now the US.Trump’s visit will definitely put a spotlight on the TSI and help this format to continue.TSI members – Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia – pledged in their founding declaration a year ago to foster regional projects in the areas of energy, transportation, digital communication and economic sectors in CEE.However, according to analysts who are advancing the concept, like Bartosz Wisniewski, the head of research office at the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), the region still has a long way to go when it comes to its economic development.The TSI is meant to complement connectivity between the East and West of Europe, with greater connectivity along the north-south axis, thanks in no small part to the EU's financial contribution.-Not quite quid pro quo-The US has already increased on their military presence in the region, even more so than had been originally promised by the administration of former US president Barack Obama.The LNG (liquid natural gas) terminal in Swinoujscie, Poland – a strategically important facility allowing for more energy independence in the region – has only recently celebrated the arrival of its first transportation from the US and awaits its next shipment from Qatar, and other countries.Justifiably suspicious of their eastern neighbour, Poland will most likely take the opportunity to sup-port the recent sanctions that were proposed by the US Senate last week on contractors for the Nord Stream 2 (NS2) project, as well as other significant Russian businesses.In comparison, both Trump and Hungarian PM Viktor Orban have sought to lift the sanctions on Russia, a sentiment that is also shared today by Austria, a member of the TSI, whose companies are contractors for the NS2.However, according to PISM these differences are fine, as they are neither an attempt to undermine European integration, nor a block to ward off Russia.To the Czechs and Slovaks, the TSI, especially now, might be a little more problematic.While they agree with the goal of north-south connectivity, they are cautious – if not suspicious – of the political dimension.V4 is the most important format to Slovakia, whereas the country treats the TSI more like a one time event.For Slovaks, there is no political content in this grouping. And, beyond that, there is no security component and no political dimension for the country.Czech officials have also expressed reservations towards Poland, a country that, along with Hungary, emphasises the East-West divide. The radicalisation of some V4 members also does not help.Poles automatically reject all ideas from the Western members, a Czech diplomat recently told Gazeta Wyborcza.A member of the Czech ministry of foreign affairs, who was quoted in the same article, went even further, claiming that the idea of a Three Seas Initiative is unacceptable because of its 20th century neo-imperial origin.Such criticism is dismissed by PISM analysts, who underline that despite any apparent differences, Slovakia and Czech Republic will send their representation.Despite many reservations, the obvious champion of the initiative has become the Croatian president, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. Allegedly, her personal involvement was of key importance to the US delegation.The TSI clearly goes along with her plans for her LNG terminal in Croatia that will improve gas sup-ply diversification – independent of Russia – and increase energy cooperation in the region.-Needing a pat on the back-It might be too simplistic, but there is the chance that Trump is using the occasion as a slight against German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron.Is this a not-too-subtle comment about how Trump sees future European cooperation? The question needing to be answered by EU leaders will be whether they think Trump is willing to cut off his nose to spite his face.That worries some, who do not believe that the Polish ministry of foreign affairs can handle a diplomatically sensitive visit.Warsaw, already isolated in the EU, may want to be even more confrontational after Trump's visit. This will also not help to reconcile with Brussels, Berlin or Paris.Furthermore, it will not help to build regional solidarity, since the northern and southern neighbours of Poland will not feel like taking part in fist-fights that would complicate relations with their Western partners.No matter how well-intentioned these leaders are in developing ties between their nations, they will all struggling with domestic and regional issues, as well as questionable popular support.It all makes the meeting feel more like the international conference of future political pariahs.Wojciech Przybylski is the editor-in-chief of Visegrad Insight, and chairman of the Res Publica Foundation in Warsaw. His new book ‘Understanding Central Europe’, co-edited with Marcin Moskalewicz, will be published by Routledge in the second half of 2017.

UK visitors set to pay into EU budget after Brexit By Nikolaj Nielsen-june 27,17-euobserver

BRUSSELS, Today, 22:25-British nationals may end up paying into the EU general budget after the UK leaves the European Union.An EU proposal to tighten border security controls for all visa-free travellers sometime in 2020 will be generating cash by demanding fees from holidaymakers. The fees will pay for annual running costs.But an European Commission official on Monday (26 June) said any surplus revenue would also then go to the EU budget and reduce member state contributions.Proposed last November, the Commission's European Travel Information and Authorisation System (Etias), will screen all visa-free travellers before they enter the passport-free Schengen zone of 26 European states."Any accumulated surplus generated by the Etias revenues would in any case revert back to the EU general budget and hence reduce member state contributions," the Commission official told MEPs.A five-year application under the scheme is €5. The fee is small but the UK's total sum in the pot is not insignificant.Brits made 35 million holiday trips to the EU last year alone with around a third going to Spain, followed by France and Greece. Another 5.5 million were business trips.A spokesperson from the UK-based Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) told EUobserver that the UK holiday figures to the EU have increased substantially in the past few years.He noted that 2016 was "an all time record".Abta wants the British government to negotiate an exemption for UK nationals in Etias, noting that "it is in everyone's interest to keep these flows going."The UK government, meanwhile, says it is determined to get the best possible deal for the country.A UK government spokesperson said Etias was just "one of many areas that may need to be addressed as we leave the EU and agree a new partnership."It is also likely to stir up resentment among people who campaigned to leave the EU, given that British nationals may still be footing, albeit indirectly, the EU budget after Brexit.Commission estimates suggest Etias will cost over €200 million to launch and around €85 million to maintain annually. Discussions between the EU institutions have yet to start but the plan is to reach an agreement before the end this year.German Green MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht said the EU would be better off making it easier for people to travel than imposing a new system that not only creates more red tape but also blanket collects personal data."Making it easier for people from countries, which are also democracies, to travel to the European Union and back is a positive thing and we need not to make that more difficult but easier," he said on Monday.EU nationals, for their part, took 10 million holiday trips and some 7 million business trips to the UK in 2016.

WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)

EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18

WORLD TERRORISM

OH BY THE WAY WHEN THE MEDIA SAYS ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS GOD IS GREAT LIE. IN ISLAM ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS OUR GOD IS GREATER OR GREATEST. THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA SUCK HOLES UP TO ISLAMIC-QURANIC-MUSLIMS. BY WATERING DOWN THE REAL MEANING OF THE SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ISLAM. TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE A PEACEFUL RELIGION (CULT OF DEATH AND WORLD DOMINATION).

GENESIS 6:11-13
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

GENESIS 16:11-12
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)

ISAIAH 14:12-14
12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14  I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)

JOHN 16:2
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)

Before tragedy strikes': Liberals launch centre to prevent homegrown terrorism-[CBC]-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

The federal government has launched a new centre tasked with preventing the radicalization of Canadian young people.A special adviser will be named in the coming months to oversee the local outreach and research projects funded through the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence.The centre will have dedicated staff, but will be located within the existing Public Safety Canada space.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Canada must become a world leader in understanding and dealing with radicalization that leads to violence, in order to retain its national character as an open, diverse society that is also safe and secure."The new Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence will help us do as much as humanly possible to prevent radicalization to violence before tragedy strikes," Goodale said in a statement. "It will support and empower local leaders to develop initiatives that are suited to their community."Last year's budget set aside $35 million over five years and $10 million each year after to combat radicalization and violence in Canada.Ontario Liberal MP Arif Virani, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of heritage (multiculturalism), said the new centre will drive better research, understanding and engagement, with a special focus on youth vulnerable to radicalization. Building up trust relationships and opening lines of communication are critical to combating radicalism at the ground level, he said.-No boundaries to extremist views-The centre will not focus on Islamist extremism alone, but will cover a wide spectrum, because while some attacks are perpetrated by Islamist extremists, others target Muslims, Virani said."When we look at what's happening across the country, radicalization is not endemic to any one group, institution, race or religion," he said. "It doesn't have particular boundaries that are tied to a religion or an ideology. That's very important to keep in mind because that's a situation we need be upfront about in terms of where the threats are coming from and not focusing on any one particular community."In January, six people were killed and 19 others injured in an attack by a gunman at a Quebec CIty mosque.-Domestic acts of terror-Last August, Aaron Driver died in an altercation with police in Strathroy, Ont. RCMP believe he was preparing to carry out a suicide bombing in a public place.That incident came less than two years after Michael Zehaf-Bibeau shot and killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo while he stood on guard at the National War Memorial, an act the RCMP called terrorism, before making his way to Parliament Hill.Jeremy Littlewood, a terrorism expert at Ottawa's Carleton University, said Canada's domestic terrorism problem is smaller than some of our closest allies, but that doesn't mean there is no danger.Littlewood said it's too early to tell if Canada's approach will work to combat domestic terrorism, but he said it is wise not to target only one group of extremists."Making it one type of terrorism specific, for example, al-Qaeda or ISIS-inspired terrorism, is a recipe for creating fear, suspicion and perpetuating the notion of suspect communities within a population," he said.Littlewood said success will depend partly on sustained funding, and an openness about what is working and what is not.The government is accepting proposals for the Community Resilience Fund as of July 6, 2017, which has $1.4 million available to fund projects in 2018-19. For subsequent years, there will be $7 million for continuing and new projects.Ten projects have already received funding for counter-radicalization work.

Crowd flows, camera coverage being studied to bolster Parliament Hill security-[The Canadian Press]-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

OTTAWA — Security officials say they're ready for the throngs set to descend on Parliament Hill for Canada's 150th birthday celebration Saturday.But that doesn't mean federal researchers are done thinking about how to better protect the country's seat of democracy in the months and years ahead.Advisers are gathering data on everything from crowd flows to video-camera placement to ensure both security and openness in the parliamentary precinct.Parliament Hill security is a "tough nut to crack" because of the fine balance between guarding the most important democratic institutions while keeping the grounds open to people, said Rami Youssef of the federal Centre for Security Science, a wing of Defence Research and Development Canada.After a gunman stormed the Hill in October 2014, dying in a hail of bullets in the Hall of Honour, the centre completed two studies. One looked at the physical security of Parliament's Centre Block, while the other delved into procedures for handling visitors and employees in the parliamentary precinct.The most tangible result of the armed assault was creation of the unified Parliamentary Protective Service, drawing together forces from the RCMP, House of Commons and Senate.The centre's researchers need more information before making the next set of recommendations to decision-makers, Youssef said in an interview."The reality is there's a lot of data to be collected, and a lot of data to be studied and analyzed," he said. "We have to go little by little, because they cannot make any drastic changes just overnight."Researchers are interested in the varied nature of the crowds that turn up on Parliament Hill, as well as the ebb and flow of pedestrian traffic at different times of day.Plans were revealed four years ago to boost video-camera coverage of the Hill substantially to guard against possible attacks by detecting abandoned packages, suspicious activity and disturbances.Researchers are studying different types of cameras, their placement and the percentage of visual coverage on the Hill, Youssef said.Work has been focused to date on trying to prevent attacks in the parliamentary precinct but, time permitting, the centre might explore other types of threats and hazards, such as an earthquake or other natural disaster, he added.Many parts of the Hill are undergoing extensive renovations. That could be a welcome opportunity to embed security changes into revamped buildings, Youssef said.The new Parliamentary Protective Service is working with the centre researchers on projects throughout the precinct, but disclosing details of the efforts "would expose operational tactics and measures" that could affect safety, said Melissa Rusk, a spokeswoman for the protective service.Federal officials are also reviewing the mandate of the Government Operations Centre, the focal point for monitoring major national events and emergencies. In addition, they are seeking a new home for the Ottawa-based centre.During the 2014 shooting, the centre lacked computer technicians, food was limited and senior emergency officials weren't in the building, according to internal documents released two years ago. — Follow @JimBronskill on Twitter-Jim Bronskill , The Canadian Press.

3,000 N.L. Muslims gather for Eid celebrations at Jack Byrne Arena-[CBC]-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

Muslims in the St. John's area joined with others around the world in celebrating Eid Sunday — the festival that marks the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan.The celebration at Jack Byrne Arena Sunday morning began with prayers and then a meet and greet with tea, coffee, and snacks."After prayer, we had refreshments, and after refreshments they put out some bouncy castles for kids to play on," Reem Abu-Hendi said.The local celebration is huge — about 3,000 Muslims packed the Jack Byrne Arena early Sunday morning."The community at first, was not that large so like the mosque used to accommodate us but now it's really big like 3,000 people in one place, it's amazing," she said."Just to see all the Muslims in one place, it's a great feeling." Abu-Hendi said.Ramadan is a sacred time for Muslims, who believe that it was when the Qur'an — the holy book — was revealed through the prophet Muhammad."It's 30 days but this year it happened to be 29 because of the moon,"  Ayamen Shaawen said.The month, which started this year May 26, includes dawn-to-dusk fasting, and ends with a religious holiday called Eid."We fast from 3 a.m. until 9 p.m. so it's 18 hours a day," Abu-Hendi said.The fasting can be challenging, but that's what makes it worthwhile, she said."Your body just gets adjusted to it, and I would say it's thirst more than hunger, so you can usually go about your daily activities but around 6 p.m.-7 p.m., I'm done," she said.Without food all day, you'd think there might be a lot of cranky people walking around who are "hangry," but Abu-Hendi says it's all about willpower."Ramadan teaches you patience and self-control. If we lose to anger we could break our fast," she said."It's more of a self-discipline thing," Shaawen said.Volunteers who set up the event get up at the crack of dawn to prepare the arena for the 3,000 attendees."It's a big challenge for those who volunteer to organize it. Before we had a smaller community and our mosque was able to accommodate the size of our community but not anymore," said organizer Ayse Sule."It's a team effort," said Moein Shahwan, vice-resident of the Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador."It brings lots of richness to our community and we are proud of it," Sule said.

Relatives of serial killer's victims speak of pain, guilt and anger-[The Canadian Press]-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

WOODSTOCK, Ont. — One after another, family and friends of a serial killer's victims described overwhelming guilt, anger and profound sadness when they learned their loved ones had been murdered by an Ontario nurse who was supposed to care for them.And many spoke about their loss of faith in the province's long-term care system, where Elizabeth Wettlaufer was allowed to cast her "shadow of death" over vulnerable seniors for nearly a decade.Wettlaufer was sentenced Monday in a Woodstock, Ont., court to life in prison with no eligibility for parole for 25 years after she pleaded guilty last month to eight counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault.The 50-year-old nurse used insulin trying — and in most cases succeeding  — to kill vulnerable victims in her care at three Ontario long-term care facilities and a private home. Her crimes began in 2007 and didn't stop until she confessed to the killings at a psychiatric hospital in Toronto last fall.Sandy Millard, whose 87-year-old mother, Gladys Jean Millard, was murdered by Wettlaufer in 2011 at Caressant Care in Woodstock, told court about the depression she has fallen into."Finding out she was killed by a huge injection of medication she did not need broke my heart," she said.Her daughter, and Millard's granddaughter, Shannon Emmerton, spoke through tears."I don't know if I will ever truly recover," she said.Patricia Matheson glared at Wettlaufer as she read a statement by her husband, whose mother, Helen Matheson, was killed by the nurse in 2011."I lost my mother for the second time. No funeral this time, just shock, followed by the question why," Jon Matheson wrote. "I placed my mother in a facility I researched never once considering she would be a victim of such a despicable act. I ask why, because she didn't eat all the blueberry pie and ice cream?"The question of why Wettlaufer killed or hurt 14 people loomed large in court. In a lengthy video statement she gave to police last fall, she said she felt a "red surging" well up in her chest that was relieved after she completed a kill. She believed she was an instrument of God at times, but also killed because some residents were too much work, too burdensome.Many others, wracked by guilt, spoke of what-ifs."I simply feel guilty for not being able to protect my father as he had protected me," wrote David Silcox, whose father, James Silcox, was murdered in 2007.Justice Bruce Thomas acknowledged that guilt was the common theme of the 28 victim impact statements filed in court a few weeks ago."It is a complete betrayal of trust when a caregiver does not prolong life, but terminates it," he said. "But you cannot blame yourselves."Thomas described Wettlaufer's "free run" on her nine-year killing spree, with no oversight or even an inkling she had committed such calculated murders."Without her confessions, I am convinced these offences would never have been brought to justice," he said, calling Wettlaufer a "shadow of death that passed over them (the victims) on the night shift where she supervised."Debora Rivers said her grandmother, Mary Zarawinski, hated the nursing home when she first went there. There are a lot of old people here, she told her niece, even though Zarawinski was one of the oldest residents in the facility."She made it nice for everybody there," Rivers said outside court.She also noted that Wettlaufer had described Zarawinski as "'fun and feisty' — and she was.""The woman lived to be 96 years old for God's sake," Rivers said. "We have no way of knowing how long her life might have been," she said. "We were pretty sure she was going to make it to 100 and so was she."For her part, Wettlaufer apologized, crouching in the prisoner's box without looking at anyone."I am truly sorry for the people I injured or murdered," she said in a soft voice."Sorry is much too small a word. I hope that the families can find some peace and healing."Beverly Bertram, who is Wettlaufer's sole living victim, wrote about the physical pain she was in after the nurse injected her with insulin with the intent to kill her."It is really hard to describe, but I knew I was dying," she wrote in her statement. "I was doubled over in pain in my stomach...Just such pain. My whole body hurt...I thought I was screaming, but I was just moaning I guess."Bertram wrote that she has become a recluse since the incident, afraid of everyone, including her own shadow, and has lost all relationships with her family."I truly think sometimes I'd be better off if she did her deed."Shortly after Wettlaufer's sentencing hearing, the province announced it would hold a public inquiry into the murders to ensure a similar tragedy does not happen again.Liam Casey , The Canadian Press.

Demand for Canada 150 flags, brings seamstress out of retirement-[CBC]-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

Canada Day is just under a week away and thanks to the demand for flags leading up to the big celebration, one New Brunswick woman has had to put her retirement on hold.Theresa King's basement is full of bright materials and the tools to turn them into something special. Since March, most of King's projects have been paused while she helps her former employer.- Cyclists pedal into New Brunswick for Canada 150 journey - Fredericton's Canada 150 funding largely focused on 'Indigenous reconciliation' "I thought I was going to be retired," King said with a laugh from her seat in front of a sewing machine.After 28 years working for The Flag Store in Thornton, Ont., she moved to Tower Hill, near St. Andrews. King was only given two years before her old boss came calling."The demand for Canadian flags for the 150 has been so dramatic that they have been out of flags forever," King said.So she agreed to help, thinking at first it would only be for a couple of weeks. Her estimate turned out to be off. Way off.Getting into the flag business-"By the time I'm finished, it will be about 2,500, three-foot-by-six-foot Canadian flags that I will have finished."Working from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., King can put together about 250 flags a week, which despite their complexity, she will tell you is fast.In order to save on the shipping costs, King drove her first shipment of 1,400 flags to Ontario in May.There has been some time for King to enjoy some side projects, like altering a graduation dress, but she said she's happy to help her former colleagues.In her years working for The Flag Store, she said March always meant the beginning of the busy season. But Canada 150 she said, has created demand the store isn't normally accustomed to."Those girls are pretty tired too," King said. "They're just swamped and there just isn't enough time in the day."It isn't just King who is hard at work in the workshop, she enlisted her husband, Doug, to help out too.He'll be the first to tell you that he never planned on getting into the flag business. But after stencilling off bright red maple leafs from cloth, Doug King said the work keeps him out of trouble.While her time is occupied by piecing together red and white material, King will have a little variety in her life this week.-100 and counting-A text from her boss saw rolls of green, gold, and black arrive at her door with a request from the Jamaican consulate."I have 100 to make" she said, "So I can ship them on Wednesday."After being so busy, you would think King planned on taking Canada Day off to enjoy seeing some flags fly. Instead, she said she's only going to take a break to go to the market before getting back to work.With a goal of getting another 1,000 Canadian flags finished by September, she said her next delivery will be her vacation."That'll be my holiday" King said, "A few days off to drive to Ontario and deliver all the flags."

Canadians will soon have a law on how to dispose of mercury-filled light bulbs-[CBC]-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

Canadians will soon have guidance from the federal government on how to dispose of mercury-containing light bulbs in an environmentally responsible way.Bill C-238, a new act that sets out rules for a national light bulb disposal strategy, received royal assent on Thursday.The National Strategy for Safe and Environmentally Sound Disposal of Lamps Containing Mercury Act commits the government to identify ways to dispose of mercury-containing light bulbs safely and establish guidelines for facilities that dispose of them, and then promote the program to Canadians.The bill also requires the environment minister to table the national strategy in Parliament within two years of the act receiving royal assent. -No regulations-Dartmouth-Cole Harbour MP Darren Fisher, who introduced the private member's bill, said there were no federal regulations outlining how to dispose of light bulbs."You can take your mercury-bearing light bulb, and you can throw it in your garbage bag and put it to the curb," he said.One regular, 13-watt residential compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) — the curly looking ones that are slowly replacing the traditional, round incandescent bulbs — contains on average 3.5 milligrams of mercury. Energy Star-certified CFLs contain 2.5 milligrams or less. Fluorescent tubes contain up to 12 milligrams.Fisher said about 1,150 kilograms of mercury end up in Canadian landfills each year, and can contaminate the environment.Mercury is also listed as a toxic substance under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act."So this is an incredibly big issue," he said.Compact fluorescents on the rise-A 2014 federal ban on most residential incandescent bulbs means more Canadians are using compact fluorescent bulbs. A 2014 report from Statistics Canada noted that in 2011, three-quarters of households across the country used at least one CFL bulb.About half the households that used CFLs reported throwing them in the garbage, and Haligonians were the most likely to toss them, with 84 per cent doing so, the report said.-'Piecemeal' approach-Recycling facilities in some municipalities and provinces break CFL bulbs down and recycle about 98 per cent of the components, including the mercury. Some retailers also collect used bulbs to send to recyclers.But Fisher described that as a "piecemeal" approach.He encourages Canadians to recycle their bulbs or simply hold on to them until the new law is developed."If the worst thing you have to do is put them in a cardboard box and leave them in your garage until the strategy comes forward, please do so, because what we'd like to see is no mercury-bearing light bulbs going into our landfills across Canada," said Fisher.

Nine dead after Colombia tourist boat sinks in reservoir-[Reuters]-yahoonews-June 26, 2017

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Nine people died and 28 are missing after a multi-decked tourist boat carrying about 170 passengers sank in Colombia's Penol-Guatape reservoir on Sunday during the long holiday weekend, a government official said.Officials did not disclose the cause of the accident and provided few details.Videos posted on social media showed motorboats coming to the aid of passengers on the upper decks as the boat rocked from side to side. Ninety-nine people were rescued, Margarita Moncada, the head of disaster relief for Antioquia province, told journalists."At the moment we have nine people found dead. Another 99 people were rescued immediately and 40 more got out on their own," she said.Survivors on local television reports said they heard a loud noise before the boat began to sink and that not all of them had life jackets. Rescue operations were ongoing.Rescue workers and the air force were helping passengers at the scene, President Juan Manuel Santos said in a Twitter post.The large reservoir, about an hour from the central city of Medellin, is a popular tourist destination.(Reporting by Luis Jaime Acosta and Julia Symmes Cobb; Editing by Richard Chang)

          Thailands Rolle bei der Stärkung der ASEAN über das 50-jährige Jubiläum hinaus: Inklusivität, menschliche Sicherheit und nachhaltige Entwicklung   
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          12 of the Best Thai Dishes You Must Try   
There are so many reasons to visit Thailand and high up on the list has to be the food. The best Thai dishes are a combination of spicy, sweet, hot, herby – and always delicious.
          Georgina Beyer and Transgender Politicians   
Georgina Beyer is a transwoman whose achievements have been extraordinary. Beyer is a New Zealand institution and the world's first transsexual Member of Parliament. But for those of you not from these shores, it's worth adding a little background.

Beyer was in office when I first came to New Zealand. What struck me about New Zealand (as I mentioned here on this blog) is what a masculine country it is. Men here are real men: they drive trucks, they shoot animals, they drink beer. And you can keep your other namby-pamby ball games: the national sport here is rugby. In fact, I stated here without irony that I have found what I consider to be the pinnacle of masculine behaviour here.

And yet, behind that façade there are some curious observations. New Zealand was the first country to give women the vote, implementing true universal suffrage in 1893 (it took the US until 1920, and the UK languished until 1928). Wikipedia describes New Zealand as considered "one of the world's most stable and well-governed nations".
Wikipedia: Between March 2005 and August 2006 New Zealand became the only country in the world in which all the highest offices in the land (Head of State, Governor-General, Prime Minister, Speaker of the House and Chief Justice) were occupied simultaneously by women.
And one of my other heroes, Richard O'Brien, author of the Rocky Horror Show, grew up here and is now a citizen. For more of my reflections on New Zealand, read my article about him.

Georgina Beyer
So it's in this unusual environment that we find Georgina Beyer. Born in 1957, she had a turbulent and unhappy childhood. Her natural parents divorced when she was five years old. Her mother soon remarried. Beyer's stepfather was a lawyer (whose surname she took), but the marriage was not a happy one. Beyer was sent to boarding school where, feeling rejected, she attempted to take her own life. She left school at sixteen to pursue a career in acting.

Beyer always looked feminine, and was sometimes taken for a girl, which made her feel "far more comfortable". She moved to Wellington, where she met members of the gay and drag scene for the first time, including Carmen Rupe. "It was as if I had arrived home". She began to work as a cabaret artist and occasionally a prostitute, and took drugs. During this time, she was attacked and raped by a group of men.

She underwent full sex reassignment surgery in 1984, at the age of about 27. She began to have success as an actress, but was usually typecast as transsexual or transvestite characters, and she had difficulty finding work. Eventually she enrolled in a government-sponsored training scheme in the small country town of Carterton.


Her Honour the Mayor of Carterton
Carterton, a small "redneck" country town, predominantly white, was slightly taken aback by the presence of a Maori transsexual woman. But it's clear that Beyer is a person of extraordinary abilities, and her openness, ability, integrity, and determination, soon won over the locals. Friends suggested that she stand for election to Carterton District Council, to some outrage from the standing members, and she was eventually elected Mayor, in 1995, at the age of 38.

A natural leader, outspoken and fearless, and with great experience to draw on, the new Mayor of Carterton was a great success, and did considerable good for the town, winning the hearts of its inhabitants, who are still very proud of her. She was approached by the NZ Labour Party to stand for election to Parliament for the entire region, the Wairarapa. She won by a landslide, taking the seat from the expected favourite NZ National candidate.

She served as a member of Parliament until 2007. For much of that time, Helen Clark was the Prime Minister. Since resigning from Parliament, Beyer's political career has been impaired because of health issues, and she is currently awaiting a kidney transplant.

A tribute evening was arranged for Beyer by friends and family in November 2013.

Beyer agreed to be interviewed by me, but unfortunately, after I sent her my questions, she suffered a bout of illness. Since that time, she hasn't been responding to my emails. I waited several months for her to get well, and sent some reminders during that time, but there has been no response. She did, however, approve the text above, and the images I selected, for publication in this blog.
Vladimir Luxuria

Naturally if I am able to make contact with her again, I will keep you posted about the result. The NZ media reported that Beyer had stood as a candidate for the Mana Movement in the most recent General Election in this country, earlier this year.

Beyer published her autobiography, Change for the better: the story of Georgina Beyer with Random House in Auckland in 1999. A TV documentary about her life, Georgie Girl, was made in 2001, and you may be able to see some of it here or even here (though it may be unavailable outside NZ).

In research for this article, I came across the story of Vladimir Luxuria, the second transsexual member of parliament in the world. Luxuria held office in Italy from 2006-2008 for the constituency of Lazio. Luxuria lives as a woman but has not had sex-reassignment surgery, and (according to Wikipedia) is legally a male.

I wonder who will be the third?

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Addendum 23rd October 2014

Nikki Sinclaire
Well, that took less than 24 hours! My thanks to Sam for bringing to my attention Nikki Sinclaire, a British parliamentarian, who held a seat in the European Parliament from 2009 until June 2014, for the West Midlands constituency.

According to Wikipedia, Sinclaire underwent sex reassignment surgery at the age of 23. She came out as a lesbian in 2004 at the age of 36. However, she only publicly revealed that she was born a boy in 2013, which means she was elected without anyone knowing of her trans status.

In 2013, she released her autobiography, entitled Never Give Up, published by Junius Press. Sinclaire's personal website can be found here.

Okay, so my question is now: who will be the fourth?

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Addendum 28th October 2014

Anna Grodzka
Now I am beginning to feel foolish. My thanks to Carole Fraser for pointing out that there is already a fourth, Anna Grodzka, who was elected to the Sejm, Poland's lower house of parliament, in 2011, representing the anti-clerical Palikot party. She is still in office, although has switched to the Green Party earlier this year.

Details about Grodzka are somewhat sketchy. Wikipedia reports that she transitioned in 2009, having sex-reassignment surgery in Thailand. Grodzka's own website seems to be blank apart from a background.

The Polish Wikipedia article (using online translation software) says she was formerly married and has an adult son. She has a degree in clinical psychology from the University of Warsaw, and has been in the military, and worked in publishing and in radio.

It's interesting to compare these four. They seem to have very little in common. Beyer transitioned at a young age, but was very open about her transition and was elected very publicly (mentioning her transition in her maiden speech in parliament). Sinclaire, who transitioned at a similarly young age, told no-one and only came out recently, after leaving office. Grodzka (aged 60) transitioned much later in life, and was elected as a transwoman. And Luxuria hasn't transitioned at all!

Stu Rasmussen
Apart from their interests in politics, there seems little to unite these women, other than them all being male-to-female. I wonder if the fifth transgender politician will be a female-to-male?

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Addendum 29th October 2014

My thanks to Ralph for drawing my attention to Stu Rasmussen, mayor of the town of Silverton, Oregon. Rasmussen (aged about 66) prefers male pronouns, but has breast implants and lives full-time as a woman.

If I were going to be strict, I would say that Rasmussen doesn't "count", since he hasn't been elected to a nationwide governing body such as a parliament or a senate. Nonetheless, he is clearly a transgender politician, and I think he (along with the others on this page) deserves a considerable amount of congratulation for standing in public office while being transgendered (and seemingly being successful enough in post that he was re-elected after coming out). It's worth looking at Rasmussen's website here.

Keep them coming, folks!

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Addendum 10th May 2016

Geraldine Roman
Over in the Philippines, known for their traditional Roman Catholicism, Geraldine Roman has just been elected as congresswoman for the 1st district of Bataan. Roman (49) has been living as a woman for 22 years. She has a degree in journalism from a university in Spain and is married to a Spanish citizen.

Roman comes from a politically-influential family. She holds the same office that her mother vacated, representing the Liberal Party. Both her parents are politicians, and are supportive of Roman's openly transgender status. In the Philippines, divorce, abortion, and same-sex marriage are illegal, and transsexual people are forbidden to change their name and legal sex.

As of yesterday, Roman didn't have a Wikipedia page. But she does now! Meanwhile, a good article about her can be found here on the BBC.

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Addendum 28th August 2016

I have just come across Enza Anderson, a Canadian transwoman who has run for mayor of Toronto (unsuccessfully) as well as other public offices.

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Addendum 7th December 2016

This BBC article mentions Tamara Adrian of Venezuela. Adrian was sworn into the National Assembly of Venezuela in 2015 using her male birth name, since in Venezuela it is illegal to change sex.
          Big Brave Soldier   
My recent interview with Treva Askey, a former British soldier who is now transitioning, took place amid my thought processes about transgender people serving in the armed forces. There has actually been quite a lot of discussion about this topic in the press lately.

When I was a child, I was a sensitive boy who cried easily. I remember often being told to be a "big brave soldier". This phrase bristled with me then-- and continues to do so today. My parents were not being cruel: they were simply trying to encourage me to behave in a certain way, which they felt was more appropriate (for the record, it didn't work: I am still a sensitive person and I still cry easily).
Upper lips: stiff

It was clear why they chose this phrase. A soldier is someone who is the archetype of courage, discipline, and moral clarity. It is unspoken, but a soldier, of course, is someone who doesn't struggle with his sexuality, nor with his gender identity.

But, for what it was worth, I realised that, as a child, I was braver than many of my peers in some circumstances. For example, I was untroubled by some things (like big scary bugs) which made others visibly queasy. So this other kid, he can kick a football like a cannon, but can't pick up a spider: why is he considered braver than me? That seemed unfair.

As I have grown older, I have viewed military people with a mixture of both admiration and fear. Admiration, in that (in the main) I admire what they do, protecting the interests of my country and ensuring that my family and I can sleep safe in our beds without worrying about being invaded or bombed or have our way of life brutally suppressed. But also fear, in that they achieve that by learning how to hurt and kill other people, sometimes with truly dreadful efficiency. I find some military types to be overbearing and intimidating.

You will be familiar with the notion that the military has to "break you down" before they "build you up". Nobody enters the military willing to hurt or kill somebody else. The military needs to remove your inhibitions to cause harm, to hurt, to kill, and it does that very precisely: by subjecting you to gruelling physical challenges, to strict and dehumanising rituals, to harsh and disproportionate punishments. And to make it stick, it dresses this up in very attractive guise: flags and uniforms, medals and heroism, music and pageantry, and intense camaraderie.

Of course, it needs to do these things to make you an effective fighting person. You need to learn that you are less important than the whole, and you need to subsume your will to the orders you need to carry out. The military can't work as a democracy: ("Excuse me, sergeant? I don't really think advancing on that hill is a very good idea, when you think about it". "You're quite right, private. Raise your hands if you think we should all go to the pub instead").
Autumn Sandeen

The military also needs to inculcate a very powerful sense of moral clarity. We are the good guys. They are the bad guys. They are not like us: they don't look like us, they don't talk like us, they eat weird foods, they don't worship like us (and in any case, God is on our side). In fact, they're not really human, and that makes it OK to get rid of them.

I am certain that being in the military would cause intolerable psychological harm to me. I prize my individuality extremely highly. My inability to take orders from stupid people would require that I be brutalised until I gave up resisting. And I cannot contemplate the person they would "build me up" into becoming.

But (as I said elsewhere), that's not to say I would have nothing to offer my country. Give me a gun and put me in a uniform, and I would be useless. On the other hand, put me in Bletchley Park with the other misfits, and we will win the war for you. To put it bluntly, I don't need to be broken down before I can be useful! (And my loyalty to my country is not in question).

It is this ability of the military to assign us and them which troubles me. If you are not 100% with us, you are against us. It makes it easy for people in the military who are not quite like "us" to be rejected and brutalised. And who is not quite like "us"? Well, homosexual and transgender people are a good place to start. Private Barry Winchell was bullied and eventually murdered by one of his comrades for dating a male-to-female transwoman.
Discharged for transitioning: Sage Fox

We all know of course, that a man who falls in love with another man (or a man who thinks he was born a woman) is somehow soft, somehow effeminate, somehow morally twisted, and therefore prone to cowardice and treachery. We can't have that in the military. First of all, a man needs to be a real man with no hint of femininity. Second of all, imagine the effect on morale if you are constantly on your guard in case your buddy wants to molest you sexually instead of guarding your back. The solution, of course, is to keep all those queers and gays and trannies out.

These arguments are obviously flawed. The reason is that there are (and have always been) gay and trans people in the military (we can start with the Chevalier D'Eon!). They have in many cases served with distinction, shown great valour, and have sometimes been highly decorated. So much for their intrinsic weaknesses. Second, those reports of soldiers sexually abusing their comrades just haven't materialised. It turns out that your gay buddy is every bit as interested in surviving the conflict alive as you are, and he has no more interest in sexually molesting you than you have of him. So morale hasn't suffered. The military hasn't collapsed amid a shower of pink sparks.

There are hints that the tide is beginning to turn. This article isn't big enough to explore the US military, where acceptance of gay people is on the rise. Instead, it's about trans people, where acceptance lags quite a long way behind. This excellent article in the New York Times by Julia Baird reports that 20% of US trans people have served in the military. This is borne out by my personal experience corresponding with other transgender people. In addition to the military, there are plenty of others who have served in the police and other "masculine" occupations.
Baird: Nine percent of transgender people who have served in the American military report being discharged because of being transgender or gender nonconforming. Almost all of the rest stay quiet for fear of harassment or abuse.

A Harvard study published last year found that most transgender military personnel in America are white, educated and middle-aged. And most eventually transitioned from male to female. It also found that 20 percent of transgender people had served in the military — double the rate of the general population. (There is a theory that many seek “hypermasculine” experiences to suppress their desire to be female.) A University of California survey found almost all — 97 percent — were not able to transition until after they left the service.
And she quotes a female-to-male serviceman whom she identifies only as Ryan:
Ryan: I wear an American uniform and I represent a country supposedly defined by liberty and equality. But my allies are welcome to serve in a way that has most certainly just cost me my livelihood. If these countries’ soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines can serve openly and authentically as transgender women and men, why can’t I?
Still serving: Cate McGregor
And serving officer Captain Sage Fox writes:
Fox:I'm a transgender woman and an Army Officer. I want what everyone who cares about our military and our country should want: The freedom to live our lives in peace, raise our children in safety, and live according to our personal and collective ideals. Without these, what ARE we fighting for?
The first military transwoman I heard of was Jan Hamilton in her famous documentary Sex Change Soldier. Jan served in an elite Special Forces unit, and there is a short sequence in the documentary which shows some of the comments she received from her former comrades after she came out. They are unbelievably painful and hurtful. At the time of this documentary, it wasn't possible to transition and remain serving in the British army, although it now is.

But the second had a slightly more hopeful story. Lieutenant Colonel Cate McGregor came out while serving as a senior (and decorated) officer in the Australian Army. However, her commanding officer refused to accept her resignation when she tendered it, and refuted her claim that she was bringing embarrassment to his office. Although McGregor has continued to serve, she describes the "drumbeat of personal abuse" she has suffered since coming out, and also talks of difficulty explaining things to her wife.
Warrior Princess: Kristin Beck

And most recently, highly decorated US Navy SEAL and transwoman Kristin Beck has published her autobiography, Warrior Princess. Beck is literally festooned with decorations. Her Wikipedia article speculates that its publication has encouraged US Defence officials to reconsider their policy about trans people serving in the military, and Una at TransasCity mentions a study which shows that it would have few negative consequences (although Una points out that the study cannot be considered unbiased, commissioned as it was by billionaire transwoman Jennifer Pritzker-- herself a former Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army). This doesn't seem to be the same study which Julia Baird mentions above. In any case, you can read the whole report here. Most recently, Chuck Hagel, the incumbent US Secretary of Defence, has recommended that the US policy of not allowing transgender people to serve should be reviewed.

Which countries allow people to transition and still serve? Australia, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Israel, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. (If you know of any others, please let me know). And of course, my home of New Zealand, which was, I am delighted to say, recently judged the most tolerant of LGBT servicemen and women in an international study (the Brits came joint second). Nonetheless, I suspect that, in general, the bar isn't set very high for this particular contest!

From my own perspective, it seems encouraging that one can survive a couple of decades of military service, and it doesn't grind out all your femininity, all your sensitivity, as many of the above people have shown.

In the grand scheme of things, this is all a very small problem. As far as I can judge, although Australia permits transition while serving, there seem to be only six people to whom this currently applies. And Wikipedia's list of transsexual or transgendered people who have served in the military is pitifully small. Nonetheless, for those few, it's a very big deal indeed, and (as with other areas) I suspect what we see is only the small tip of a very large iceberg.

For those still serving in painful silence, coming out and finally being true to themselves may call for another manifestation of the "big brave soldier".

My thanks to Melissa for drawing my attention to the New York Times article.

For my exclusive interview with Jan Hamilton, now Abigail Austen, click here.

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Addendum: 14th September 2016

As of the 1st July 2016, the US has lifted its ban on transgender people serving openly in the military. The BBC carries the story here.
          Chicken Curry With Cashew Coconut Sauce   
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This laser technique has only been tested on animals, but with promising results. More needs to be done to see if it works as well on humans and how long the effects will last and of course if they chicken curry slow cooker are any long term side-effects.

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There are many variations to a laksa recipe. This one is made chicken curry jamie oliver fried boneless chicken. If you follow the link at the bottom of the page, you will find another laksa recipe in which skinless chicken on the bone is used. I have tried both and they are both equally delicious.

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Exploring Thailand can be difficult to do on your own. There are nice places to visit in this country which are only known to locals or those who frequently visit Thailand. If you like to have a fully guided and comprehensive tour of Thailand and experience these places, it would be good to book your gap year holidays in Thailand with a reputable agency such as Go Discover Abroad. Some of these agencies have travel packages for those who would be spending their gap year in the country.

          Kalahkan Thailand, Indonesia Masuk TOP 5 Tujuan Wisata Wisman Perancis   
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          What Asia learned from its financial crisis 20 years ago   

MUSEUM SIAM in Bangkok is dedicated to exploring all things Thai. Until July 2nd, that includes an exhibition on the Asian financial crisis, which began on that date 20 years ago, when the Thai baht lost its peg with the dollar. The exhibition features two seesaws, showing how many baht were required to balance one dollar, both before the crisis (25) and after (over 50 at one point). Visitors can also read the testimony of some of the victims, including a high-flying stockbroker who was reduced to selling sandwiches, and a businesswoman whose boss told her to “take care of the work for me” before hanging himself. (In Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea, 10,400 people killed themselves as a result of the crisis, according to subsequent research.) In Thailand the financial calamity became known as the tom yum kung crisis, after the local hot-and-sour soup, presumably because it was such a bitter and searing experience.

The exhibition’s subtitle, “Lessons (Un)learned”, seems unfair. The victims of the crisis (Thailand, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia and Hong Kong) took many lessons to heart. With the exception of Hong Kong, they no longer rely on a hard peg to the dollar to anchor inflation, giving their currencies more room to move. (The sandwich vendor’s chosen logo for his new business was a...


          THE GIANT GRASSHOPPER OF WISCONSIN - FOCUSING UPON A PHONEY PHOTOGRAPH   

The iconic photograph of A.L. Butts holding up a supposed giant grasshopper that he had allegedly shot dead in his apple orchard during 1937 (public domain)

During the late 1970s and early 1980s, I purchased a trio of fascinating books that totally captivated me, reading them from cover to cover and then re-reading them numerous times thereafter. Indeed, even today I still return to them periodically and dip inside their fact-filled pages. Presented by The People's Almanac, these international bestsellers were: The Book of Lists (1977), The Book of Lists 2 (1980), and The Book of Lists 3 (1983). They were written by David Wallechinsky, Irving Wallace, and Amy Wallace, and, as their titles suggest, they were packed throughout with annotated lists on every conceivable subject, and included many specialist ones that were compiled by a lengthy series of credited contributors with extensive knowledge on those particular s objects.

One of my favourite lists appeared in the third book of this series. Entitled '8 Worst Monster Hoaxes', the list had been compiled by none other than cryptozoology's very own Loren Coleman, and included concise accounts of such famous crypto-frauds as Phineas Barnum's Feejee mermaid, the giant model used in the notorious Silver Lake monster hoax, the supposed living Jersey devil put on show that proved to be a kangaroo painted with green stripes and with fake wings attached (click here to read my ShukerNature account of this faux monster), the controversial photo of de Loys's supposed South American ape, and – a case that I'd not encountered until reading this book – the giant grasshoppers that allegedly invaded the apple orchard of farmer A.L. Butts from Wisconsin. Here, quoting from his list, is what Loren wrote concerning this extraordinary episode:

GIANT GRASSHOPPERS OF BUTTS ORCHARD
On Sept. 9, 1937, the following headline appeared on the front page of the Tomah (Wis.) Monitor-Herald: "Giant Grasshoppers Invade Butts Orchard East of City." The accompanying story gave details of the invasion. Apparently, after eating some special plant food that farmer A. L. Butts had sowed on his apple orchard, the grasshoppers grew to an astounding 3 ft. in length—large enough to snap off tree limbs as they leaped about the orchard. Along with the article, there were photographs of the mutant insects being hunted with shotguns. Because the story was continued on page four, many readers never got to the final paragraph, which suggested that it was all a put-on: "If there are those who doubt our story it will not be a new experience, inasmuch as most newspaper writers are thought to be the darndest liars in the world." The elaborate hoax was concocted by Mr. Butts and the Monitor-Herald publisher, B. J. Fuller.

My greatly-treasured copy of The Book of Lists 3 (© David Wallechinsky, Irving Wallace, and Amy Wallace / Corgi Books - reproduced here on a strictly non-commercial Fair Use basis only)

Accompanying Loren's account was the eyecatching photograph that opens this present ShukerNature blog article of mine, except that in Loren's account the photo was reproduced by the book's publisher in mirror-image format, the only instance that I'm aware of in which it has appeared in this orientation. It was one of the pictures that had been included in the above-noted Tomah Monitor-Herald newspaper's hoax report.

Not surprisingly, with the coming of the internet such a striking image as this one was not going to go unnoticed and uncommented-upon online, and indeed, it currently appears on countless websites. Yet although on the vast majority of these sites it is readily denounced as a hoax, there is rarely if ever any provision of details supporting such a claim, and on some sites there is even earnest discussion as to whether it actually is a hoax or whether the giant grasshopper portrayed in it is real!

In both situations, therefore, it would appear that all such sites are blissfully unaware of Loren's above-quoted account, and also of the more recent version by Leland Gregory – a concise coverage of this phoney incident appearing in Gregory's wonderfully-entitled book Stupid History: Tales of Stupidity, Strangeness, and Mythconceptions Throughout the Ages (2007). It includes the following specific details concerning the photographs contained in the hoax newspaper report: "Accompanying the article were photographs of shotgun-toting hunters tracking down the mutant insects as well as a picture of Farmer Butts holding up a dead grasshopper like a prize fish" – the latter being an excellent description of the famous image opening my own article here. But that is not all.

Picture postcards from 1937 featuring this iconic giant grasshopper image but giving different claimed locations for it; note also that in the middle postcard the grasshopper seems to be held at a slightly different angle, and with both antennae hanging down, indicating that this is a second, hitherto-unrecognised photo - see below for more details (public domain)

In many online sites containing this photograph, it takes the form of a vintage-looking picture postcard, inasmuch as beneath the main portion of the image (containing Butts holding the grasshopper) but superimposed upon the lowermost portion of the image itself (a section of ground present below Butts's feet and rifle end that was not present in the version of this picture accompanying Loren's account, which was therefore cropped as well as mirror-image-reversed) is white handwriting in the style that was frequently seen in such picture postcards dating back to the first half of the 20th Century. This handwriting provides the location where the photograph was supposedly taken, plus the photo's copyright owner and year.

In most examples that I have seen, the information given is: 'GRASSHOPPER SHOT NEAR MILES CITY MONT. © 1937 COLES STUDIO GLASGOW MONT'. However, I have also seen versions in which the location is variously given as 'NEAR MANDAN NORTH DAKOTA', and 'NEAR MEDORA NORTH DAKOTA' (and in this latter version, the adjective 'GIANT' is applied to the grasshopper). The year and copyright details, conversely, are the same as those given in the Miles City Montana version.

Of particular interest, moreover, is that in one such version (pictured above), labelled as 'NEAR MANDAN NORTH DAKOTA', the angle at which the grasshopper is being held by Butts is slightly different from in all other versions seen by me, and with both of its antennae (not just one) hanging downwards, as well as less of its feet emerging from out of Butts's fist. In other words, this is apparently a second, hitherto-unrecognised photograph of Butts and the giant grasshopper, yet clearly produced during the same session as the famous one, because Butts's pose is identical in both, whereas the grasshopper's is very similar - but not identical - in both.

There are also various additional versions online that may be of more recent date, as the locations given are simply added in typescript within a separate block beneath the entire image, rather than as handwriting superimposed upon the lowermost portion of the image. One such example gives the supposed location of where the 'giant grasshopper' was shot as 'Near C.P.R. Station Moose Jaw, Sask.', with 'Sask.' being an abbreviation for the state of Saskatchewan in Canada. (There are also all manner of modern-day parodies, spoofs, and pastiches of this now-classic image online, featuring characters from famous television shows, computer/video games, and much more besides.)

Two spoofs of the Butts giant grasshopper photograph: the left-hand-one provides a humorous twist to its content; the right-hand-one features Butch DeLoria, leader of the Tunnel Snakes gang in Fallout 3, an action role-playing open world video game that includes giant cockroach-like insects called radroaches (© owner unknown to me / © Fallout Wiki)

Bearing in mind that the hoax was set in Wisconsin, USA, all of the above-noted claimed locations for the grasshopper shooting given on the various picture postcards are themselves fake. But once again, that is not all. What is particularly odd, and therefore very intriguing, is that I have yet to find a single picture postcard of this image online that actually gives anywhere in Wisconsin as the claimed location!

Moreover, the very fact that there are in existence picture postcards depicting this image that date back to 1937, the exact same year in which the hoax report was published by the Tomah Monitor-Heraldnewspaper, makes me wonder which came first – the picture postcards or the newspaper hoax? If the hoax came first, then the postcards were made as a spin-off using the image from the report and with the writing giving supposed location and copyright details being subsequently added. But if the postcards came first, complete with the writing present, then the writing would need to be removed from them before the image could be included in the report. The easiest way to do this would be simply to crop the photo to just below Butts's feet (exactly as was done in The Book of Lists 3), thereby deleting the lowermost portion of the image containing the writing. But if the latter is true, does this mean that the hoax newspaper report was actually inspired by (and thus made direct use of) a pre-existing picture postcard that occurred with different claimed locations written upon it, but set its fictitious incident in a location (Wisconsin) separate from any of those claimed on the postcard versions?

An answer to this key question may well be forthcoming if we knew what format the giant grasshopper photograph takes in the newspaper report? Is the full image present, including the lowermost portion of ground beneath Butts's feet and rifle end but with no writing superimposed, thus confirming that the newspaper report came first? Or is the image cropped to just below Butts's feet, thereby strongly suggesting (albeit not confirming) that there may have been writing on the deleted lowermost portion?

That is definitely the all-important question here, one that might shed major new light upon the origin of this iconic photograph. Yet, maddeningly, it is also one that I am presently unable to answer – for the simple yet highly frustrating reason that so far I have been unable to set eyes upon a copy of the two-page hoax report from the Tomah Monitor-Heraldnewspaper of 9 September 1937. I have managed to locate a version of this story that appeared in the Juneau County Chronicle (of Mauston, Wisconsin) on 16 September 1937, but this is a much shorter version, and only includes a single photograph (and which, unfortunately, is not the one under consideration here), one that is again an evident but much less professionally-produced hoax image.

Section of the front page of the Juneau County Chronicle for 16 September 1937 containing the giant grasshopper story (public domain)

That same photograph, incidentally, depicting Butts and someone else shooting a giant grasshopper in Butts's orchard, is also apparently the opening photo in the original Tomah Monitor-Herald report, and I have been kindly informed by Facebook friend and correspondent Bob Deis that the other person in the photo is none other than B.J. Fuller from the Tomah Monitor-Herald, who, as noted earlier, co-engineered the hoax with Butts.

Bob has given me a cutting from the Daily Tribune (Wisconsin Rapids) newspaper of 14 September 1937 that confirms this, Fuller openly admitting the hoax with Butts (variously spelt 'Butz' and 'Buts' here). Confusingly, this cutting initially names Fuller as merely a reporter for the Tomah Monitor-Herald, not as its editor (naming L.W. Kenny as editor instead), thereby seemingly contradicting Loren's afore-quoted account, but a few paragraphs later it then does name Fuller as editor! It also identifies the person who took that particular photograph of the two men shooting the giant grasshopper as one Reverend H.S. Schaller. I wonder if Schaller also took the famous photo of Butts holding up the giant grasshopper under consideration here? Thanks very much Bob for providing me with this informative cutting! And here it is:



Cutting from the Daily Tribune(Wisconsin Rapids), 14 September 1937, confirming that the Wisconsin giant grasshopper hunt was indeed a hoax concocted by Butts and Fuller (public domain)
 
Needless to say, moreover, if anyone reading this ShukerNature article can provide me with a copy of the elusive Tomah Monitor-Herald report (or even any details concerning the appearance of the photograph in question here), I would very much appreciate it!

Well worth pointing out here is that picture postcards may well be linked to this hoax newspaper report in more ways than one, because it just so happens that in 1935, i.e. at least two years beforethis report was published, a picture postcard photographer/publisher named Frank D. Conard from Garden City, Kansas, had begun issuing what would become a very lengthy series of popular postcards depicting humorous illustrations featuring giant grasshoppers and spanning three decades.

Long before Photoshop was ever thought of, and eschewing even the popular optical illusion of forced perspective, Conard created his delightful pictures by simply but very effectively inserting enlarged images of grasshoppers into all manner of everyday scenes (a selection of which can be seen below). He also produced similar montage-based pictures featuring other enlarged images of animals, including jackrabbits and fishes. Picture postcards in this highly-collectible genre are known as exaggeration postcards.

A selection of Frank D. Conard's giant grasshopper-themed exaggeration postcards – click to enlarge (public domain)

Conard in turn had been inspired to produce his giant grasshopper-themed exaggeration postcards by a real-life grasshopper-featuring event that had taken place in Garden City, Kansas, during 1935. Namely, a major a plague of grasshoppers (albeit of normal size, happily!), which had attracted considerable media attention elsewhere across the USA, as other prairie states were also suffering from similar scourges at that time. In a December 2004 article concerning exaggeration picture postcards that was published on the Kansas Historical Society's website, Conard is quoted as having once said:

The idea [for producing his famous giant grasshopper-themed exaggeration postcards] came to me after a flight of grasshoppers swarmed into Garden City attracted by the lights, and it was impossible to fill an automobile gasoline tank at filling stations that night. I went home to sleep, but awoke at 3:00 a.m. and all I could think about was grasshoppers. By morning I had the idea of having fun with the grasshoppers, and took my pictures and superimposed the hoppers with humans. I didn't do it for adverse impressions of Kansas, but as an exaggerated joke.

Taking all of this into account, could it be that Coles Studio of Glasgow, Montana, the publisher of the picture postcards featuring Butts and the giant grasshopper and labelled with a variety of different claimed locations, was inspired by those of Conard, and/or by the real events that in turn had inspired Conard, to create some grasshopper-themed exaggeration postcards of its own? Indeed, can we even be absolutely certain that the person in this image actually is Butts? After all, if the postcards came first, before the hoax newspaper report, with one such postcard merely being the inspiration for the report and then simply included within it when it was finally published, who can say for certain who the person is in the image? It could be anyone. Butts might simply have lent his name to the hoax newspaper report, with the photo featuring whoever it was who had posed for it as a Coles Studio picture postcard long before the hoax newspaper story had ever been conceived.

A second selection of Frank D. Conard's giant grasshopper-themed exaggeration postcards – click to enlarge (public domain)

I've spent a fair amount of time online seeking any details or publication lists appertaining to the output of Coles during the 1930s, in the hope of pinning down specifically when in 1937 the grasshopper postcards depicting Butts (or whoever it is) holding the giant grasshopper were first issued, but, sadly, all to no avail.

However, thanks to a correspondent with the username Pattock, who, in a comment posted at the end of this article of mine, kindly brought them to my attention, I am now aware of two giant grasshopper-themed exaggeration picture postcards issued by Coles Studio in 1939 and 1938 respectively. So here they are:

Two giant grasshopper-themed exaggeration picture postcards issued by Coles Studio in 1939 and 1938 respectively - click to enlarge (public domain)

As for the giant grasshopper itself in the famous Coles Studio picture postcard under discussion here: one further intrigue awaits consideration. Does the postcard depicting it simply consist of an enlarged photo of a normal grasshopper that has been carefully inserted into a photo of Butts(?) in the normal montage-style manner of creating exaggeration picture postcards (but in at least two slightly different poses, as revealed earlier)? Or could the grasshopper have possibly been an actual full-sized giant grasshopper model?

The reason that I ask this is twofold. Firstly, on some websites I have seen claims, albeit unsubstantiated by any supporting evidence, alleging this to be the case. Secondly, although it seems an unlikely prospect there is in fact a notable fully-confirmed precedent – one that involves the following 'giant grasshopper' photograph, which again appears on numerous websites:

Holding down a giant grasshopper – actually a model (public domain)

As with the Butts photo, there are all kinds of claims circulating online regarding it being a hoax image, alongside other claims questioning whether the grasshopper is actually a bona fide living giant grasshopper. In fact, it is neither – as revealed on 8 October 2012 by Maureen A. Taylor in her Photo Detective column within Family Tree Magazine (and viewable online here). Following an investigation of this tantalising image, Maureen discovered that the giant grasshopper was an iron sculpture that had been created by Thomas Talcott Hersey of Mitchell, South Dakota, during the late 1930s, yet again as a result of being inspired by the real-life grasshopper plagues of that period, one of which had killed his own crops in his home state. Moreover, Hersey's giant grasshopper sculpture, which he had dubbed Galloping Gertie, attracted considerable interest and attention. Indeed, as Maureen noted:

When he displayed his invention at Corn Palace Week in Mitchell and charged a nickel to view it, he earned enough to support his family for a winter.  Hersey ended up with a commission from a man who hired him to make a housefly, a flea, a black widow spider and a monarch butterfly to show at county fairs.

Hersey even produced a picture postcard of Galloping Gertie (the image included by me above), in which he is shown pretending to hold it down, assisted by his nephew Harry (Bart) Hersey and David John Hersey, and which also bears the caption 'Capturing "Whopper Hopper" near Mitchell, S.D. The largest grasshopper in existence 54 inches long weight 73 pounds'. And it is this picture, often reproduced sans caption, which is the one doing the rounds online. So, yes, models of giant grasshoppers are not beyond the realms of possibility at all.

As for real-life giant grasshoppers, conversely, that of course is a very different matter. For fundamental anatomical and physiological regions, especially ones relating to respiration, no species of insect living today could attain the stature of those included in any of the images presented above in this present article. Having said that, and albeit on a much more modest scale, there are some undeniably impressive species of grasshopper native to various parts of North America, but none more so, surely, than the eastern lubber grasshopper Romalea microptera (=guttata).

An eastern lubber grasshopper (public domain)

Common throughout Florida, but up to 4 inches long, and brightly coloured in garish yellow, orange, and red with black stripes to warn would-be predators of its toxic nature, it came as something of a shock to me when I first encountered this monstrous entity while visiting the Everglades back in 1981. Aslow-moving species not given to energetic hopping and generally too heavy to fly via its undersized wings, there seemed to be lubbers crawling underfoot everywhere, emitting loud hisses and secreting foul-smelling foamy exudations, until I was more than happy to step onto one of the boats to take me away from these hexapodal horrors and on through what seemed by comparison to be the relative tranquillity of the alligator-infested swamps!

Meanwhile, my search here and online continues apace for the final piece of the long-incomplete jigsaw constituting the mystery of the Butts giant grasshopper phoney photograph – that evanescent newspaper report from the Tomah Monitor-Herald of 9 September 1937. Once – if ever – I have that to hand, I may finally be able to determine in best chicken and egg tradition which came first, the Coles Studio picture postcards of this memorable image or its appearance in the newspaper report.

So, once again, if there is anyone out there reading this ShukerNature article who can offer any information (including a specific first publication date for the picture postcards), or, best of all, an image of the two-page newspaper report, I would be very happy to hear from you!

Two enthralling Weekly World Newsstories featuring the Butts giant grasshopper photograph (© Weekly World News – included here on a strictly non-commercial Fair Use basis only)

Finally: how could any photograph featuring a man holding a 3-ft-long grasshopper fail to attract the attention of the wonderful Weekly World News? Sure enough, this inestimable publication has featured the Butts photo in not one but two WWN stories. In the first, published on 9 April 1991, it was used as the basis of a highly entertaining report concerning a New Zealand farmer named Barry Gissler who had shot a 23-lb giant grasshopper less than a month earlier, on 15 March. And in the second, published just over a year later on 16 June 1992, the unfortunate Mr Gissler had alas been found dead with a broken neck and strange bite marks on his body. Had New Zealand's mega-hoppers taken revenge upon the murderer of one of their burly six-legged brethren? Only the WWN can answer that question – and who knows, perhaps one day, in a third fascinating instalment of this gripping grasshopper yarn, it will do!

Incidentally, just in case you were wondering: The world's largest known true grasshopper (as opposed to the highly-specialised wetas of New Zealand) is a currently-unidentified species documented from the border of Malaysia and Thailand that measures 10 in long and is capable of leaping up to 15 ft. So perhaps giant grasshoppers are not such a figment of fantasy after all!

NB – As far as I am aware, all of the illustrations included here are in the public domain unless stated otherwise. In any case, however, they are all included here on a strictly non-commercial Fair Use basis only, exclusively for educational, review purposes.

A vintage giant grasshopper-themed exaggeration postcard in colour (© currently unknown to me despite having made considerable searches for information – any available details will be gratefully received)



UPDATE AND DENOUEMENT – 6 March 2017

Today I was delighted and extremely grateful to receive from David Kranz, the Associate Librarian in the Archives of La Crosse Public Library in Wisconsin, USA, scans of the complete, original two-page Tomah Monitor-Herald giant grasshopper hoax report from 9 September 1937 that I have been anxiously seeking for so long! Thank you so much! And yes indeed, there on page 1, just below and to the left of the photograph of a grasshopper being shot in a tree, was the very familiar photo that has been under discussion throughout this present ShukerNature blog article of mine, showing a man holding up vertically a supposed dead giant grasshopper, hanging head down, its back feet clutched in the man's fist. Reading the full article, however, it is intriguing to note that Butts is never actually identified as the man in this photo. All that is said about it, in fact, is as follows:

The picture at the left shows one of the big hoppers that had been shot.

So even now, there is no categorical proof that the man in this photo really is Butts.

As for the photograph itself as included in this hoax report, it is the more familiar version, i.e. with only one of the grasshopper's antennae hanging straight down (the other one curling almost horizontally to the left), and with a substantial amount of the grasshopper's back feet emerging out of Butts' fist. Moreover, it is neither in mirror-image version, nor, significantly, does it contain any details of location, date, or the Coles Studio in handwriting beneath Butts and the grasshopper – because in this newspaper report the image is cropped to just below Butts's feet.

This therefore lends weight to my earlier suggestion that it was the picture postcard of this image (with the details in handwriting superimposed upon an additional, lowermost section of the image, present beneath Butts's feet) that came first, before the newspaper report, and which had then been incorporated into the newspaper report by the simple expedient of someone having cropped beforehand that lowermost section of image containing the handwriting from the main portion of the image. Why else would the image have been cropped? It wasn't as if the section of image beneath Butts's feet was extensive and would therefore occupy space that could be better used in some other way within the report. And despite all of my numerous, extensive searches made in relation to this image, I have never once come upon a version of it that retains this missing lowermost section but without the handwritten source details, etc., being superimposed upon it.

Consequently, until (if ever) any such version of the image does turn up, it seems parsimonious to conclude that this iconic image did indeed begin life as a Coles Studio exaggeration picture postcard, issued some time in 1937 but definitely prior to the publication of the hoax newspaper report in the Tomah Monitor-Herald on 9 September 1937, and that it then appeared within that report in cropped form, with all details of publisher, date, and location having been deleted, and with the very terse, uninformative reference to it within the main text of the report suspending over it in Damoclesian verisimilitude a potentially perpetual question mark as to whether the man depicted in it was indeed Butts at all.

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Large 12-16
Plus Size 18-22
1XL - 22-26


Lengths:

Small 34"
Medium 36"
Large 38"
Plus Size 40"

Congratulations!

Kate

PS. If you do end up purchasing my robe for your big day, I would LOVE to use a photo of you getting ready in it for our website!

The first shot was taken by Lindsay Kaye Photography, Fargo, ND


          Canterbury opens new store at Go Sports Mega Bangna — brand doing well in Bangkok   
Hope you are all ready for the Lions vs Maori All Blacks this weekend! #canterburythailand #makethemseered #trainforyourgame A post shared by World’s toughest active-wear (@canterbury_thailand) on Jun 15, 2017 at 10:43pm PDT Canterbury opens new store at Go Sports Mega Bangna — brand doing well in Bangkok When I saw this latest story from Bangkok […]
          Shelby Baylee created the group Excellent Health Care In Thailand   
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          Sarah Jane Dias Is CHILLING In Thailand With Her Gang….   
Bollywood actor Sarah Jane Dias is in Thailand and has been posting pictures from her trip on Instagram for some time now. It’s an all girls trip for Sarah who is making the most of it with her girlies. From getting sunkissed to gorging on delicious Thai cuisine, Sarah is doing it all.
          Update: Rent A Car Club (Travel)   

Rent A Car Club 1.3


Device: iOS iPhone
Category: Travel
Price: Free, Version: 1.2.9 -> 1.3 (iTunes)

Description:

Rent A Car Club is Thailand first true peer to peer car rental agency, where car owners can rent their cars and make money while doing it. For renting a car you can get great deals on a huge selection of cars at a fraction of the cost of traditional car rental companies.


To rent a car
Select your dates and location in Thailand. Then browse for the car of you choice, once you have found the car of your choice just click "Book now". Your request will be sent to the car owner. Once the car owner accepts your request the booking will be confirmed. Its that easy!

To rent your car
As a car owner you can upload your car for free and start making money with just a few swipes and a couple of taps you will be making money on no time.

What's New

Bug fixes & performance improvement

Rent A Car Club


          Ladyboy Adventures Vol.3   

Release Year: 2014
Cast: Balloon, Bee, Cartoon, Eve G, Fanta, Gift, Jasmine H, Namtan, Nat, Nice
Genres: Asian, Fetish, Transsexual
Video language: English

Nobody captures she-male allure as candidly as Joey Silvera, whose “Ladyboy Adventures 3” delivers nine scenes of tasty transsexual action from Thailand. Hot Jasmine shows up twice, in a solo masturbation scene and with her stacked, hung TS friend Fanta. Nice and Gift are tanned tarts in bikinis and fishnet stockings — after fucking and sucking, Nice shoots pearls of semen and Gift blows a week’s worth of cream. An up-skirt shot reveals slim, feminine Namtan’s bulging, lacy panties. She masturbates as she fucks her ass with a vibrator. Girly Balloon jerks her uncut, brown penis hard while prying a vibe up her bunghole; she rubs sperm into her flat abdomen and big boobs. Cute Bee fucks darker, cuter Nicole’s asshole; Bee’s curved boner bounces with no hands. Ultra-femme Cartoon creams her shiny, black heel. Gorgeous Eve seductively applies her make-up. Fashionable Nat rubs her uncut monster-cock’s spunky spurts into her skin.





Total size: 9.3 GB in 9 files.




          Thai democracy at 85: Matured with wisdom or dying of old age?   
Eighty-five years ago, on June 24, 1932, Thai democracy was born through a coup d’etat that ended absolute monarchy. The time has now come for Thailand to be honest with itself and ask whether democracy is truly necessary for the country and its people.
          Sisa Tsunami   
La fine del mondo in punta di penna e macchina fotografica Sisa Tsunami. Diario dal cuore del maremoto è il racconto delle emozioni, dei fatti, delle storie raccolte da Sergio Cecchini, operatore di Medici Senza Frontiere (Msf) atterrato in Indonesia pochi giorni dopo il maremoto che il 26 dicembre 2004 ha colpito India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailandia, Malaysia, Maldive e Myanmar e, meno violentemente, altri Paesi. È, quello di Sergio Cecchini, un diario che ripercorre tutte le tappe di chi si è trovato a doversi confrontare con una catastrofe enorme, inimmaginabile, nel cuore stesso dello tsunami: Banda Aceh, Sumatra settentrionale, Indonesia.

In maniera semplice e colloquiale, Cecchini ci conduce nella quotidianità di chi si è trovato in prima linea nel portare aiuto ai sopravvissuti. Giorno dopo giorno scopriamo, attraverso le pagine di questo diario, le storie e i volti di chi era lì. Armato di un taccuino, di una macchina fotografica e della sua autoironia, l'Autore ci fa rivivere le emozioni e la crudezza di uno scenario altrimenti difficilmente descrivibile. La capacità di raccontare momenti drammatici senza mai cadere nella retorica del dolore e di descrivere pause di spensieratezza con estrema vivacità rendono questo diario scorrevole e avvincente, mescolando all’adrenalina una grande umanità di fondo, che rende questo diario, fatto di ricordi e immagini, unico e imperdibile.
          Thailand heropent zaak verdacht overlijden Belgische toeriste op Thais eiland   
De Thaise politie heeft het onderzoek heropend naar het overlijden van een Belgische toeriste na een verzoek hierom door nabestaanden van de vrouw.
          11 Fascinating Facts About the Smart and Effervescent Janet Mock   

In 2011, Janet Mock's life changed forever. The budding journalist came out as transgender in a moving and deeply personal essay written for Marie Claire. Coming out is a terrifying process for almost any LGBTQ+ individual, but for Janet, it was the best decision she could have made. In the years that followed, the advocate and public speaker was named a new face of black leadership by Time, as well as one of the most influential people on the internet. She wrote books. She appeared on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday. And she's just getting started. As Janet's career continues to blossom, we thought it best to give you a proper introduction.

  1. She was born in Hawaii. Janet talks openly about her Hawaiian upbringing all the time. On her official bio page, she says she's native to Honolulu, the state's capital.
  2. She went to college in Hawaii too! University of Hawaii at Manoa is Janet's alma mater. It's also located in Honolulu.
  3. She lived in Oakland, CA, for a while when she was really young. In her incredible coming-out essay, Janet says she was sent to live with her father in Oakland at a very young age. Her father challenged her lack of masculinity and even asked if she was gay. Before long, she was sent back to her mother in Hawaii.
  4. When she was a teenager, she began hormone therapy. Janet speaks in her Marie Claire essay about her friend Wendi, who used to sell her hormone pills for $1 a pop. Eventually, she admitted this to her mother, who took her to a doctor to receive proper hormone therapy.
  5. At just 18, she underwent sexual reassignment surgery in Thailand. It's very private and invasive to ask a transgender person whether or not they've received sex reassignment surgery. However, Janet has been very candid and transparent about her own. She wrote about saving $7,000 to have the surgery done in Thailand because it was so much cheaper.
  6. After completing undergrad in Hawaii, she pursued higher education in NYC. Janet got her masters in journalism from New York University.
  7. Her career in journalism began at People Magazine. Janet worked for five years at People before continuing into an illustrious editorial career. She's contributed to Entertainment Tonight, Marie Claire, and MSNBC.
  8. She's married! In her Marie Claire essay, Janet talks about meeting Aaron Tredwell, the love of her life. The two tied the knot in Fall 2015.
  9. She has a Cockapoo named Cleo. Cleo has a personal Twitter account, naturally.
  10. Her gender identity was her "first conviction" at 4 years old. In 2011, Janet participated in the "It Gets Better" campaign. She talks in her video about coming to terms with her gender identity. "I was probably about 4 years old when I knew that I was a girl," she says. "No one else knew this but me, but it became my very first conviction. My gender was my very first 'this I know for sure' moment, as Oprah likes to call it."
  11. In the past decade, she has written two books. In 2014, Janet released Redefining Realness, a memoir about her journey with identity. Her new book, Surpassing Certainty, came out June 2017.

          Lenzing plans to invest in Thailand   
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          Tencent targets Thailand   
BANGKOK: Tencent, the Chinese internet giant, sees Thailand playing a central role as it expands across Southeast Asia, and an early focus will be on advertising Thai brands to Chinese tourists in their own language. Announcing an expansion of...
          ONLINE INTERNET POLICE   
Internet police is a generic term for police and secret police departments and other organizations in charge of policing Internet in a number of countries. The major purposes of Internet police, depending on the state, are fighting cybercrime, as well as censorship, propaganda, and monitoring and manipulating the online public opinion.

It has been reported that in 2005, departments of provincial and municipal governments in mainland China began creating teams of Internet commentators from propaganda and police departments and offering them classes in Marxism, propaganda techniques, and the Internet. They are reported to guide discussion on public bulletin boards away from politically sensitive topics by posting opinions anonymously or under false names. "They are actually hiring staff to curse online", said Liu Di, a Chinese student who was arrested for posting her comments in blogs.
Chinese Internet police also erase anti-Communist comments and posts pro-government messages. Chinese Communist Party leader Hu Jintao has declared the party's intent to strengthen administration of the online environment and maintain the initiative in online opinion.

The Computer Emergency Response Team of Estonia (CERT Estonia), established in 2006, is an organisation responsible for the management of security incidents in .ee computer networks. Its task is to assist Estonian Internet users in the implementation of preventive measures in order to reduce possible damage from security incidents and to help them in responding to security threats. CERT Estonia deals with security incidents that occur in Estonian networks, are started there, or have been notified of by citizens or institutions either in Estonia or abroad.
Cyber Crime Investigation Cell is a wing of Mumbai Police, India, to deal with Cyber crimes, and to enforce provisions of India's Information Technology Law, namely, Information Technology Act 2000, and various cyber crime related provisions of criminal laws, including the Indian Penal Code. Cyber Crime Investigation Cell is a part of Crime Branch, Criminal Investigation Department of the Mumbai Police.
Andhra Pradesh Cyber Crime Investigation Cell is a wing of Hyderabad Police, India, to deal with Cyber crimes.

Dutch police were reported to have set up an Internet Brigade to fight cybercrime. It will be allowed to infiltrate Internet newsgroups and discussion forums for intelligence gathering, to make pseudo-purchase and to provide services
After the 2006 coup in Thailand, the Thai police has been active in monitoring and silencing dissidents online. Censorship of the Internet is carried out by the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology of Thailand and the Royal Thai Police, in collaboration with the Communications Authority of Thailand and the Telecommunication Authority of Thailand.

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is the only recognised organisation in the United Kingdom operating an Internet ‘Hotline’ for the public and IT professionals to report their exposure to potentially illegal content online. It works in partnership with the police, Government, the public, Internet service providers and the wider online industry.

The Internet Crime Complaint Center, also known as IC3, is a multi-agency task force made up by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).

IC3's purpose is to serve as a central hub to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding occurrences of cyber-crime. The IC3 gives the victims of cybercrime a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations on the internet. IC3 develops leads and notifies law enforcement and regulatory agencies at the federal, state, local and international level, IC3 act as a central referral mechanism for complaints involving Internet related crimes.

Criminal threatening is the crime of intentionally or knowingly putting another person in fear of imminent bodily injury.

There is no legal definition in English law as to what constitutes criminal threatening behaviour, so it is up to the courts to decide on a case by case basis. However, if somebody threatens violence against somebody, then this may be a criminal offence. In most countries it is only an offence if it can be proven the person had the intention and equipment to carry out the threat. However if the threat involves the mention of a bomb it is automatically a crime.
In most U.S. jurisdictions, the crime remains a misdemeanor unless a deadly weapon is involved or actual violence is committed, in which case it is usually considered a felony.

Criminal threatening can be the result of verbal threats of violence, physical conduct (such as hand gestures or raised fists), actual physical contact, or even simply the placing of an object or graffiti on the property of another person with the purpose of coercing or terrorizing.

Criminal threatening is also defined by arson, vandalism, the delivery of noxious biological or chemical substances (or any substance that appears to be a toxic substance), or any other crime against the property of another person with the purpose of coercing or terrorizing any person in reckless disregard for causing fear, terror or inconvenience.

"Terrorizing" generally means to cause alarm, fright, or dread in another person or inducing apprehension of violence from a hostile or threatening event, person or object.

Crimint is a database run by the Metropolitan Police Service of Greater London which stores information on criminals, suspected criminals and protestors. It was created in 1994 and supplied by Memex Technology Limited. It supports the recording and searching of items of intelligence by both police officers and back office staff. As of 2005 it contained seven million information reports and 250,000 intelligence records. The database makes it much easier for police officers to find information on people, as one officer who used the system stated in 1996:

"With Crimint we are in a new world. I was recently asked if I knew something about a certain car. In the old days I would have had to hunt through my cards. I would probably have said, 'Yes, I do, but . . . '. With Crimint I was able to answer the question in about fifteen seconds. And with Crimint things just don't go missing.
People are able to request their information from the database under data protection laws. Requests have shown that the database holds large amounts of information on protesters who have not committed any crimes. Information is stored for at least seven years. Holding information on people who have never committed any offence may be against people's human rights. A police officer, Amerdeep Johal, used the database to contact sex offenders and threatened to disclose information about them from the database unless they paid him thousands of pounds.

Along with development of the Internet, state authorities in many parts of the world are moving forward to install mass surveillance of the electronic communications, establish Internet censorship to limit the flow of information, and persecute individuals and groups who express “inconvenient” political views in the Internet. Many cyber-dissidents have found themselves persecuted for attempts to bypass state controlled news media. Reporters Without Borders has released a Handbook For Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents and maintains a roster of currently imprisoned cyber-dissidents

Chinese Communist Party leader Hu Jintao ordered to "maintain the initiative in opinion on the Internet and raise the level of guidance online, An internet police force - reportedly numbering 30,000 - trawls websites and chat rooms, erasing anti-Communist comments and posting pro-government messages." However, the number of Internet police personnel was challenged by Chinese authorities Amnesty International blamed several companies, including Google, Microsoft and Yahoo!, of collusion with the Chinese authorities to restrict access to information over the Internet and identify cyber-dissidents by hiring "big mamas" .
It was reported that departments of provincial and municipal governments in mainland China began creating "teams of internet commentators, whose job is to guide discussion on public bulletin boards away from politically sensitive topics by posting opinions anonymously or under false names" in 2005 Applicants for the job were drawn mostly from the propaganda and police departments. Successful candidates have been offered classes in Marxism, propaganda techniques, and the Internet. "They are actually hiring staff to curse online," said Liu Di, a Chinese student who was arrested for posting her comments in blogs

Internet censorship is control or suppression of the publishing or accessing of information on the Internet. The legal issues are similar to offline censorship.
One difference is that national borders are more permeable online: residents of a country that bans certain information can find it on websites hosted outside the country. A government can try to prevent its citizens from viewing these even if it has no control over the websites themselves. Filtering can be based on a blacklist or be dynamic. In the case of a blacklist, that list is usually not published. The list may be produced manually or automatically.

Barring total control over Internet-connected computers, such as in North Korea, total censorship of information on the Internet is very difficult (or impossible) to achieve due to the underlying distributed technology of the Internet. Pseudonymity and data havens (such as Freenet) allow unconditional free speech, as the technology guarantees that material cannot be removed and the author of any information is impossible to link to a physical identity or organization.

In some cases, Internet censorship may involve deceit. In such cases the censoring authority may block content while leading the public to believe that censorship has not been applied. This may be done by having the ISP provide a fake "Not Found" error message upon the request of an Internet page that is actually found but blocked (see 404 error for details).

In November 2007, "Father of the Internet" Vint Cerf stated that he sees Government-led control of the Internet failing due to private ownership. Many internet experts use the term "splinternet" to describe some of the effects of national firewalls.

Some commonly used methods for censoring content are:

IP blocking. Access to a certain IP address is denied. If the target Web site is hosted in a shared hosting server, all websites on the same server will be blocked. This affects IP-based protocols such as HTTP, FTP and POP. A typical circumvention method is to find proxies that have access to the target websites, but proxies may be jammed or blocked, and some Web sites, such as Wikipedia (when editing), also block proxies. Some large websites like Google have allocated additional IP addresses to circumvent the block, but later the block was extended to cover the new IPs.

DNS filtering and redirection. Don't resolve domain names, or return incorrect IP addresses. This affects all IP-based protocols such as HTTP, FTP and POP. A typical circumvention method is to find a domain name server that resolves domain names correctly, but domain name servers are subject to blockage as well, especially IP blocking. Another workaround is to bypass DNS if the IP address is obtainable from other sources and is not blocked. Examples are modifying the Hosts file or typing the IP address instead of the domain name in a Web browser.

Uniform Resource Locator (URL) filtering. Scan the requested URL string for target keywords regardless of the domain name specified in the URL. This affects the HTTP protocol. Typical circumvention methods are to use escaped characters in the URL, or to use encrypted protocols such as VPN and TLS/SSL.

Packet filtering. Terminate TCP packet transmissions when a certain number of controversial keywords are detected. This affects all TCP-based protocols such as HTTP, FTP and POP, but Search engine results pages are more likely to be censored. Typical circumvention methods are to use encrypted connections - such as VPN and TLS/SSL - to escape the HTML content, or by reducing the TCP/IP stack's MTU/MSS to reduce the amount of text contained in a given packet.

Connection reset. If a previous TCP connection is blocked by the filter, future connection attempts from both sides will also be blocked for up to 30 minutes. Depending on the location of the block, other users or websites may also be blocked if the communication is routed to the location of the block. A circumvention method is to ignore the reset packet sent by the firewall.

Reverse surveillance. Computers accessing certain websites including Google are automatically exposed to reverse scanning from the ISP in an apparent attempt to extract further information from the "offending" system.

One of the most popular filtering software programmes is SmartFilter, owned by Secure Computing in California, which has recently been bought by McAfee. SmartFilter has been used by Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Sudan, as well as in the US and the UK.

There are a number of resources that allow users to bypass the technical aspects of Internet censorship. Each solution has differing ease of use, speed, and security from other options. Most, however, rely on gaining access to an internet connection that is not subject to filtering, often in a different jurisdiction not subject to the same censorship laws. This is an inherent problem in internet censorship in that so long as there is one publicly accessible system in the world without censorship, it will still be possible to have access to censored material.

Proxy websites are often the simplest and fastest way to access banned websites in censored nations. Such websites work by being themselves un-banned but capable of displaying banned material within them. This is usually accomplished by entering a URL address which the proxy website will fetch and display. They recommend using the https protocol since it is encrypted and harder to block.

Java Anon Proxy is primarily a strong, free and open source anonymizer software available for all operating systems. As of 2004, it also includes a blocking resistance functionality that allows users to circumvent the blocking of the underlying anonymity service AN.ON by accessing it via other users of the software (forwarding client).

The addresses of JAP users that provide a forwarding server can be retrieved by getting contact to AN.ON's InfoService network, either automatically or, if this network is blocked, too, by writing an e-mail to one of these InfoServices. The JAP software automatically decrypts the answer after the user completes a CAPTCHA. The developers are currently planning to integrate additional and even stronger blocking resistance functions.

Using Virtual Private Networks, a user who experiences internet censorship can create a secure connection to a more permissive country, and browse the internet as if they were situated in that country. Some services are offered for a monthly fee, others are ad-supported.

Psiphon software allows users in nations with censored Internet such as China to access banned websites like Wikipedia. The service requires that the software be installed on a computer with uncensored access to the Internet so that the computer can act as a proxy for users in censored environments

In 1996, the United States enacted the Communications Decency Act, which severely restricted online speech that could potentially be seen by a minor – which, it was argued, was most of online speech. Free speech advocates, however, managed to have most of the act overturned by the courts. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act criminalizes the discussion and dissemination of technology that could be used to circumvent copyright protection mechanisms, and makes it easier to act against alleged copyright infringement on the Internet. Many school districts in the United States frequently censor material deemed inappropriate for the school setting. In 2000, the U.S. Congress passed the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) which requires schools and public libraries receiving federal funding to install internet filters or blocking software.[104] Congress is also considering legislation to require schools, some businesses and libraries to block access to social networking websites, The Deleting Online Predators Act. Opponents of Internet censorship argue that the free speech provisions of the First Amendment bars the government from any law or regulation that censors the Internet.

A 4 January 2007 restraining order issued by U.S. District Court Judge Jack B. Weinstein forbade a large number of activists in the psychiatric survivors movement from posting links on their websites to ostensibly leaked documents which purportedly show that Eli Lilly and Company intentionally withheld information as to the lethal side-effects of Zyprexa. The Electronic Frontier Foundation appealed this as prior restraint on the right to link to and post documents, saying that citizen-journalists should have the same First Amendment rights as major media outlets. It was later held that the judgment was unenforcable, though First Amendment claims were rejected.

In January 2010, a lawsuit was filed against an online forum, Scubaboard.com, by a Maldives diving charter company (see scubaboard lawsuit). The owner of the company claimed $10 million in damages caused by users of scubaboard, scubaboard.com, and the owner of scubaboard.com. Individual forum members were named in the lawsuit as "employees" of the forum, despite their identity being anonymous except for their IP address to the moderators and owners of scubaboard.com. This lawsuit demonstrates the vulnerability of internet websites and internet forums to local and regional lawsuits for libel and damages.
          BODY FORMED ANTI VIRUS   
BODY FOR VIRUS-immune
Immunisation is usually synonymous with children under age five years (toddlers). But, that does not mean immunization does not apply to adults. In fact, immunization of adults is not as important as immunization in children.

Like children, adults also need immunizations. This is to stimulate the body's resistance against certain infections, said Sukamto Koesnoe, Internal Medicine Specialist Doctors Allergy Immunology from Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital (RSCM).

Sukamto said, many adults are now susceptible exposed to viruses and bacteria that can cause disease. The trigger could be due to the crowded and busy lifestyle is not healthy.
To prevent these diseases, even adults need to do immunizations. Hence, many developed countries to make immunization for adults as a routine program in health.

United States, for example, this year launched a 60% influenza vaccination in adults. While South Korea to provide 10 million units of the influenza vaccine every year. In fact, 90% medical officers there have been disuntuk vaccine.

In Australia, this activity has also been a government program. So also in several other countries, like New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

In Indonesia the importance of immunization for adults was not popular, because it's still new, said Sukamto. Understandably, in Indonesia, a new immunization for adults was introduced in 2000. Because they are new, medical suppliers for adult immunization is still lacking.
In addition, not all hospitals can provide this service. Currently that can provide services only certain hospitals in big cities.

In addition, the cost of adult immunizations are also considered expensive. Can reach millions of rupiah, depending on the type of vaccine. Understandably, adult immunization did not get government subsidies, such as immunization of children. just when many adults are lazy to do immunizations. Moreover, socialization is still minimal.

Many people are also less aware that the administration of childhood immunizations are not guaranteed immunity remain until adulthood. Though declining vaccines work as you age, Sukamto said. Therefore, immunization should be repeated as an adult.
In the medical world, immunization re-referred to as booster. Through the booster was reminded again of the body against germs such. Immunization is an effective primary prevention, said Sukamto.

Although effective, it does not mean adults who have been immunized will not be sick. But endurance is stronger than his body secured who are not immunized.
Keep in mind, everyone does have an immune system or the innate immune system. However, less healthy lifestyles can weaken the immune system. That's when the body easily affected by the disease.
According Asrul Hasral, Internal Medicine Specialist Doctors Dharmais Cancer Hospital, immunizations for adults is extremely important. Therefore, different types of diseases suffered by young children.
Adult immunizations can be given to those aged over 12 years. Kind, including influenza immunization, pneumococcal, measles, mumps, rubella or (MMR), difter, pertussis, tetanus (DPT), and immunization difter DT, tetanus (DT).

These vaccines can be given repeatedly, between 3 to 10 years. But there are also vaccines that do not have to be repeated as an adult. For example, hepatitis A and B vaccine be conducted once in a lifetime.


INFLUENZA UPDATE

Many who thought, immunization should be done only once in a lifetime. This assumption is not always true. Indeed there are immunizations that need only once, such as measles immunization. But there is also a mandatory immunization updated aliases updated.

For example, influenza immunization. Asrul Hasral, Internal Medicine Specialist Doctors Dharmais Cancer Hospital, Jakarta, say, influenza vaccine should be updated once a year following the change of influenza virus which is also growing. Bird flu and swine flu was the development of influenza virus.

Immunisation pneumokok also need to be updated once every two years. Pneumokok bacteria that spread through the air can cause pneumonia. From various research reports, the success rate reaches 60% of vaccine pneumokok -70%, said Sukamto Koesnoe, Internal Medicine Specialist Doctors Allergy Immunology Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital (RSCM), Jakarta.

So, there's no harm in you doing repeated immunization. But remember, pneumokok vaccine can not be given to just anyone. Pregnant women are advised not receive an injection of the vaccine because it can be dangerous.

While for the immunization of hepatitis A usually is done once in a lifetime. However, some doctors suggest that this vaccine is also updated once again as an adult. Re-immunization is necessary, because Indonesia is the spread of endemic areas or areas that is easy for the virus of hepatitis A.

Hepatitis A virus thrive in an environment that sanitation is not very good. Some areas in Indonesia have poor sanitation. Therefore, these immunizations need to be updated. You see, most likely the immunizations that we have done as a child was not able to stem the brunt of viral hepatitis A.

Immunisation is also need to update the typhoid fever vaccine. Asrul give suggestions so that we renew the typhoid fever vaccine once every three years. Typhoid fever, or better known as typhoid fever is a bacterial infection of Salmonella typhi. Mostly transmitted through consumption of contaminated food or beverage carrier of germs.

If the work associated with food, such as culinary or open a food stall, you are obliged to renew the typhoid fever vaccine. In addition, if possessed an unhealthy lifestyle or frequent snacks outside the home, you should also regularly update the vaccine. So also if you enjoy traveling to these areas as the place spread of typhoid fever.

There is one more immunizations that must be updated ie Human papilloma virus (HPV). This vaccine can prevent the virus from growing in the anogenital areas like the cervix (neck of the uterus) that causes cervical cancer.

Potentially affected by this deadly disease is active people having sex. In Indonesia, the new HPV vaccine beginning in 2000. There is no research in the country, this vaccine is effective long berap in the body. So far, the new study lasted seven years, said Sukamto.


IMMUNISATION FIRST BEFORE GOING TO ABROAD
If you often travel to foreign countries, there is nothing wrong with doing immunization fortify the body. These ways will help you avoid the various diseases that develop in other countries.
According Sukamto Koesnoe, Internal Medicine Specialist Doctors Allergy Immunology Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital (RSCM), Jakarta, someone who travels abroad has the potential of developing the disease. You see, your stamina decreases as you might have to travel long distances or differences in the weather.

Tail, the body's immune else chimed in fall. At this time, your body also susceptible to disease. We often treat patients suffering from typhoid, hepatitis A, malaria, and dengue fever after returning from travel, said Sukamto. In order not to bring by-by disease, he recommends that you equip yourself with the immunization.

Then, what is required immunizations when abroad? Depending on the country you will visit. If you want to travel to the countries of the former Soviet Union or Thailand, Algeria, and Ecuador, you are encouraged to diphtheria immunization. Therefore, States had become the spread of the virus that attacks respiratory diphtheria.

When traveling to the East Asian region, it helps you defend yourself with Japanese encephalitis vaccine. This vaccine prevents your brain inflammatory diseases that are transmitted by the Culex mosquito species.

For prospective pilgrims, should protect themselves with a meningitis vaccine. Germs can cause meningitis, inflammation of the lining of the brain. Because, when the pilgrimage, you will meet many people. Including with people from endemic areas such as the African meningitis.
          GLOBAL ECONOMY CRISIS   
Joint US-China will
United States (U.S.) and China agree to strengthen cooperation ties the two countries and encourage the global economic balance. However, both countries had not yet reached agreement about yuan revaluation. As U.S. was encouraging savings and investment, China is also trying to change the model to encourage the growth of domestic demand and consumption, said Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner.

According to the U.S. Geithner, the State with the largest economy in the world and China is in third place, have the same interest to build a global financial system more stable and not prone to crisis. Innovation is well developed when the market opened, unfair competition, and no protection for ideas.

Geithner did not mention about yuan revaluation. He just said, in the global trade of all countries need to get treatment, risk sharing, and a fair profit.

Economy Still Growing
Thailand's economic conditions before a bloody political crisis and unrest was being nice-nice. The Government of Thailand, dated May 24, 2010, reported that gross domestic product growth (GDP) in quarter one 2010 to the highest level since 1995.

Thailand's first quarter GDP growth of about 12% higher than first quarter 2009 GDP. Previously, economists surveyed by Bloomberg estimate that first quarter GDP in 2010 only about 9% higher than GDP growth in first quarter 2009.

Post-political unrest, economic Thailand has become vulnerable because domestic demand slumped. The crisis will create economic growth in the second quarter eroded, said Lim Su Sian, Economist, Royal Bank of Scotland. Thai Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij said the demonstration which lasted more than two months of 0.3% -0.5% cut its economic growth. This does not include investor confidence.



Crew of British Airways Strike
Airline cabin crew of British Airways, began running the strike, on May 24, 2010. Strike action due to British Airways officials failed to determine the point about salary, holidays, and working conditions with the management of that airline. In fact, British Airways Chief Executive Willie Walsh and union leaders Tony Woodley recriminations about the failure of these negotiations.

UK airline management is still operating 60% express long-distance flights and 50% short-haul flights from Heathrow Airport, London. Approximately 70% of passengers can be transported to the destination.

Flight of the other two airports in London, Gatwick and City did not affect the strike is expected to last five days. Two strike continued to be made on May 30 and June 5, 2010 if negotiations are not also fruitless. BA was experiencing financial difficulties after recording a net loss in 2009 amounted to euro 531 million or U.S. $ 763 million.

Germany 10 billion euro budget cut
The German government is likely to take steps to cut its deficit budget savings. State budget cut was rumored to be around euro 10 billion or U.S. $ 13 billion per year until the next 2016 years.

Germany made the move to set an example for the member countries of the European Union (EU) is facing another budget deficit pressures. Germany also wanted to show that EU countries should be able to comply with EU budget deficit not higher than 3% of gross domestic product (GDP).

Reuters Financial Times quoting sources in the Government of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, reports, policies, budget reductions will take place from two sides. The first way to raise taxes. Second, Germany would reduce government spending.

Whereas before, the German coalition government has promised to make the issue of tax cuts as their main agenda. The main target of budget cuts is a lower subsidy policy. Include withdrawal of concessions and tax exemptions are already running, according to the Financial Times reported.

Until now, the Germans continued to press the user countries to focus on the euro currency to cut its budget. This State Government believes the budget savings measures is the only way for the EU to be able to return to calm market confidence against the euro. That's also the best way to avoid this area of the financial crisis.

The threat of economic crisis in Europe had brought fear among global investors. They assumed, United States (U.S.), Spain, and Greece are the countries most at risk of failing to pay debts (default). That was revealed by the investment firm Pacific Investment Management Co. (PIM), which manages the world's largest bonds fund.

According to Jhon Wilson, Head of PIM Australian unit, the company is currently selecting investments in emerging markets that offer higher return than the interest savings. Risk is also lower asset bubble and the greater capacity of government spending without a budget cut plan.

Emerging market investments are targeted, among others, Brazil, Mexico and Russia. Wilson said, although there is support from the EU and the IMF, the Greek ability to manage its debt is still very risky. Other countries are also at high risk are Ireland, Spain, France, USA, UK, Italy, Portugal, and Japan.

Singapore inflation Recording Records
The consumer price index (CPI) or Singapore's annual inflation rate during April 2010 increased by 3.2% over the previous year. This became the highest inflation in the last 14 months. This figure is well above the forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg, who estimates that April inflation rose by 2.6%.

Lion Country triggers inflation in April 2010 was the economic acceleration that has been recovered from the global crisis. Economic recovery and then trigger an increase in labor demand raise transportation tariffs, property prices, and the food. Without including the cost of accommodation, inflation in Singapore in the month of April 2010 increased by 3.9%.
Singapore Statistical Bureau in its report, dated May 24, 2010 reveals, April inflation was also up 0.9% from the inflation rate in March 2010. Statistics bureau officials said, the biggest contribution of inflation in April 2010 is the increase in transportation costs and property.

The government explained, due to rising prices of gasoline cars and the cost of transportation in the month of April 2010 increased by 3.3%. Then housing prices rose 1.1%, which includes fees for services and hospital care. Accommodation costs and tariffs listrk also increased. While the cost of recreation and other activities increased by 0.8% due to increase in the price package tours.

Meanwhile, inflation during the first four months of the year 2010 or year to date increased 1.5% over the same period in 2009. Domestk price hike that triggered inflation will start to crawl in the second half and the more visible in 2011, said Alvin Liew, Economist, Standard Chartered Plc.

Liew added tightening measures the government to issue Singapore dollar policy has helped reduce inflation from imports. Last month, Singapore's central bank has predicted inflation will rise sharply in coming quarters, driven increase in wages and business costs push up consumer price increases.
          JAPAN INDONESIA FLIGHT HINDERED BY PERMINTS   
BATAVIA EXPANSION PERMITS TO TOKYO hindered by
Indonesian airlines effort to pick up passengers from Japan along with trimming the frequency of flights Japan Air Lines (JAL) as of October 1, 2010 does not seem to run smoothly. Section, the plan of PT Metro Batavia (Batavia Air) to open the route the flight to Narita International Airport in Tokyo in 2010 has not yet received permission from Japanese authorities.

Air Force Director of the Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub) Tri S. Sunoko explained, dense flight slots at several airports in Japan to make the right permission to fly to the airport is already out. Narita and Haneda airport slots it has been limited. Kemenhub own, Tri-up, will continue to help Batavia to get permission to fly to other international airports in Japan. However, he suggested that Batavia utilize routes other cities that are still loose his slot as Yokohama or Nagoya.

Batavia Air own party welcomed the government's advice. Batavia Public Relation Manager Haryanto Eddy said, did not rule, maskapinya will fly to the city government suggested.

They could, while we waited for two units of Airbus A321 A330200 and we will bring the year 2010, said Eddy.
Batavia Air, continued Eddy, will also conduct market studies in several cities in Japan other than Tokyo. Essentially we will be looking for more potential passenger market.

In 2010, Batavia Air merencanakn to open international flight routes. As to Tokyo (Japan), Seoul (South Korea), Hong Kong (China), Bangkok (Thailand), Dhaka (Bangladesh) and Jeddah (Riyadh).

Previously, the airline has been flying international routes such as to Singapore, Guangzhou, and Kuching (Malaysia). While for domestic routes, Batavia has been flying to 39 cities across Indonesia.

As with the Batavia Air, fortune PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) is better. The airline this red plate to get additional rights to fly to Narita Airport, Japan. From as many as seven times a week so 14 times in a week.

According to Tri, Garuda has been requested since 2008. So there's no excuse for governments not to grant such rights to fly Garuda.

For information, late April 2010, the Government of Indonesia and Japan agreed to increase aviation rights between the two countries to a maximum of 75 flights per week. This amount increased by 100% of the total that is 37.5 times the previous flight. Indonesia's agreement allows airlines to open flights to major cities in Japan. Origin, they landed at the international airport.


          Introduction To Cambodia   

Welcome To the Kingdom of Cambodia


- Land areas : 181,035 square kilometer`s that border with the countries of Thailand, Lao and Vietnam.
- Capital city : Phnom Penh
- Population : Over 14 million in 2008
- Official language : Khmer
- Second language : English and French
- Religion : Buddhism : 90 percent
- Cambodian currency : Riel
- Measurement : Metric system
- Time : GMT + 7 hours
- Electricity : High voltage 220v/50hz
- Country code : 855
Prepared by Mr. Sowanna Yun, English and Thai speaking guide in Siem Reap - Angkor - Cambodia. E-mail :
sowanna012@yahoo.com

Getting Into Cambodia
CAMBODIAN VISA AND TRANSIT VISA

As long as your passport has not expired, Cambodian visa can be obtained at Arrival in Siem Reap Airport, Phnom Penh Airport and border crossing checkpoint with Thailand, Vietnam and Loas. The price of a Cambodian Visa is US$ 20 can use 30 days in Cambodia.

FLIGHT SERVICES
Direct flight to Siem Reap - Angkor
Cambodia Angkor Air.com is a joint venture between Cambodia and Vietnam Airlines.More Info.


Bus Services
Bus travel is now the most popular means of overland transport between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. The road (National Route #6) is paved and smooth and there are several regularly scheduled daily buses in both directions, taking only 5 or 6 hours to make the trip.
This Mini Van is not my services
A thousand chicken were transported to market

River Ferry
Daily ferries runs on the Tonle Sap river and lake between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and Battambang province. The end of the trip is marked by a hill, Phnom Krom, near the ferry dockyard at Chong Khneas 12 km south of Siem Reap. During the dry season when the water is low, the ferry stops short of the dockyard and passengers transfer to smaller boats to traverse the final few hundred meters.

International Overland Border Crossings
One of the border crossings at Poi Pet : Thai - Cambodian border checkpoint.
Cambodia shares overland border crossings with Thailand at Poipet, Koh Kong, O'smach, Pailin, Kam Reang and Unlung Veng checkpoint. Cambodia shares an overland border crossing with Vietnam at Bavet and Moc Bai checkpoint.Cambodia shares an overland border crossing with Lao country at Voeung Kam checkpoint.
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Banking and Money
Riels are used as the Cambodian currency. The Riel notes start from 100 and go all the way to 100,000. The notes are as follows:
100, 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 and 100,000. The Exchange rate is 1 USD = 4,000Riel. US dollars are a widely used currency in Cambodia , but you will need some Cambodian Riels to make small purchases. 500 and 1000 Riels note are the most common and useful denominations. Hotels and most restaurants set prices in US dollars. Some places accept credit cards
and traveler cheque. Master Card and American Express are coming into wider use. Most businesses charge a 2% to 4% fee to accept credit cards.
Communication
Cambodian country calling country code is 855. International calls run less than $3 per minute. Local calls are 500 Riel/ minute and domestic long distances are $1 per minute. Some of the Internet places offer very inexpensive Internet phone service.
Materials and Clothes
Cambodia is a hot country so you do not need to bring winter clothing with you. Wear light, airy, clothing to protect yourself from the sun. The sun can be intense so bring a hat, and sunglasses. Carry an umbrella or raincoat with you during the wet season, wear practical shoes for climbing narrow steps and walking on uneven surfaces. Photographers should prepare for very bright light outdoor and heavily shadowed indoor photography, bring very low and high ASA films, a lens sun shield and a couple of extra batteries.

Working Hour
Cambodian offices and others start to open their offices at 7:30AM to 11:30AM. Resting at afternoon to start it again at 14:00PM to 17:00PM closed Saturday afternoon and Sunday. Cambodia standard time is seven hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. It is in the same time zone as Vietnam , Laos and Thailand .

Religion
The religion governed the concept and execution of all Khmer art and architecture is enhanced by an understanding of the religious beliefs of the Khmers.
According to belief, when a person died his soul was reincarnated and his spirit became free. The former religious practices, which were adopted in Cambodia at a later date recognized a common belief in rebirth , the idea that one is born again and again in different forms. At the present time, 90% of the
the Cambodian people are of the Buddhist religion. Hinduism for the most part has gone away.

Food Facts
In Cambodia , 90% of the population depends on their own agriculture. Their main source of food is rice, which they grow only once a year. This is only through the rainy season, which starts in May and ends in October. The Cambodian's only grow enough rice to feed 85% of their population with about 2 meals a day. The rice grown is 90% rice paddy and 10% glutinous rice.
Climate
Cambodia has tropical weather, which makes the country very warm and humid. The maximum temperature ranges from 26.5oc to 27.5oc (April is the hottest month) and the minimum temperature ranges from 24oc to 26.5oc (December is the coolest month). These temperatures can vary in mountainous and plateau areas. Because Cambodia 's seasons are affected by monsoons they are not too hot or too cool. In Cambodia , the temperature changes less than 4c, through out the year so it is very suitable for tourists.
Cambodia has two main seasons:
Dry season: From November to April, affected by dry wind, which blows from Siberi (Northeast Monsoon).
Rainy season: From May to October, affected by wind bringing rain, which blows from the sea to the continent (Southwest Monsoon). The two seasons might change a little from year to year and area to area.
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          Cambodian History   
Welcome To The Kingdom Of Cambodia

Your Dreams Can Become Reality In Cambodia

The Pre - Angkor Period

The Kingdom Of Funan

People Of Indo - China

At the end of the ice age (c. 12,000BC) the Indo-Chinese region is firstly inhabited by Australoid peoples. The land bridges between Malaya, the Indonesian islands and Australia are submerged. Various population groups migrate through southeast Asia. The Mon-Khmer people gradually settle in the lands which later become the kingdoms of Funan and Chenla and they become the dominant tribes in the area.

Geography Of Indo - China

The Indo-Chinese region today comprises the countries of Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. It is made up of large fertile plains which lies around two rivers, the Mekong and the Tonle Sap. The land is settled by various tribes who develop the independent kingdoms.
c. 4000BC - AD100 Settlements are formed throughout the Indo-China region. The major cultural influences on the region are from China and India.


The Kingdom Of Funan

The area of present - day Cambodia was already inhabited in the 3rd millennium B.C but it was not documented historically until the beginning of the Christian era, where there rose up a kingdom that Chinese chronicles describe as Funan, from the Khmer word Phnom means Mountain. The foundation of Funan may be ascribed to a certain Kaundinya or Hun Tien who , inspired by a dream, presumably went from the India to Kambuja or Cambodia, where he married Soma or Liu Yeh, a local princess who was one of the Nagas, mythical beings that were part dragon ( Neang Neak ).


The son of Soma and Kaundinya was supposedly the founder of the first Kaundinya dynasty of Funan Empire. In the 5th-century a second Kaundinya arrived from India to revive the Indianized customs that had gone by the wayside, and beginning with King Kaundinya Jayavarman ( c 478 - 514 ) the rulers of Funan became more defined in a historical sense. Vyadhapura, their capital, is considered by some scholars to have stood at the foot of Ba Phnom in Takeo province at present-day. In AD 514 Rudravarman ascended the throne and chose Angkor Borei as his capital, where he probably lived until after AD539. In the most distinguished artistic production in this period is sculpture,which was part of the so-called Phnom Da = Phnom Da Mountain at Takeo province in the present-day. c AD 540 - 600 , named after the sacred rise near Angkor Borei, south of Phnom Penh city at the present day. For the most part the sculpture works, in sandstone, consist of portraits of Vishnu and figures connected to him, since Vishnuism must have been the religion of the sovereigns however. One of the 8 arm Vishnu statues is a good preserved in Phnom Penh museum that took it from Phnom Da temple. Shivaism is documented by numerous Lingas or Lingams, and this period witnessed the first representations of Harihara , half Shiva god and half Vishnu god. However, the architecture and fillets that support the head and arms of the portraits betray the lack of confidence the sculptors had in the stability of their work. The first statues of Buddha make their appearance in this period.

Chenla or Zhenla and The First Khmer Kingdoms

The Khmers, who were probably vasals of Funan or Nokor Phnom, came from the upper course of the Menam River and had reached the Mekong River via the Mun River Valley. Their first independent principality developed in the 5th-century, north of Tonle Sap lake: the Chinese accounts call this kingdom Zhenla and also mention the kings Shrutavarman and Shreshthavarman, whose capital Shreshthapura must have been in southern Laos. A major influence on the future history Cambodia was wrought by the Khmer kingdom of Bhavapura, in the area of present-day Kampong Thom province: its most important sovereign, Ishanavarman I, completed the conquest of Funan in AD 612 - 628 and chose Sambo Prei Kuk as his capital, renaming it Ishanapura in the center of Cambodia at the present-day. After some turmoil, Jayavarman I regained control of the kingdom in 657, but upon his death after the year 700 the kingdom broke up into numerous principalities, among which there emerged that of Shambhupura capital on the the Mekong River whose ruler King Pushkaraksha proclaimed himself king of all Kambuja in 716. According to the Chinese chronicles,in the early 8th century there were two Chenlas, a land Zhenla or upper Chenla and a water Chenla or lower Chenla : the former was united and centered around the ancient territories of Chenla, while the latter consisted of several in the area that once constituted Funan. The son of king Pushkarakasha, Shambhuvarman, and his heir, Rajendravarman I, maintained control over most of lower Chenla up to the end of the 8th center, when the Malayans and Javanese gained dominion over many Khmer prrincipalities. Artistic styles are ascribed to this period, the first of which , the Sambor Prei Kuk ( 600 - 650 ) , was named after the capital of Bhavapura, north of Kampong Thom province and ( 160 km ) southeast of Angkor Wat temple at the present-day. The foundation for future Khmer architecture in Angkor.

The Angkor Period

The Center Of The Khmer Empire or Kambuja Empire

AD802 - 1431
After the many wars, Lower Chenla and Upper Chenla, King Jayavarman II united the Kambuja. The 9th century witnessed the rise of Angkor art and architectures. The history of the capital - Nagara in Sanskrit, from which the Khmer word Nokor, Thai word Nakorn, France and English words Angkor derived - began with the grandiose consecration ritual of King Jayavarman II ( 790 - 850 ) in 802 on the holy Kulen Mountain to celebrate the independence of Kambuja or Cambodia from Javanese army occupation. That year marked the inauguration of the cult of Devaraja, the `God King` who was the terrestrial ruler with universal power.

WORK IN PROGRESS OF ANGKOR PERIOD

Prepared by
Sowanna Yun , English and Thai Speaking Guide in Cambodia
sowanna012@yahoo.com

A Short History Of The Khmer Ruling Kings In Angkor Empire

Ruler Dates The Reign

1. Jayavarman II c790 - 850 The founder of the Khmer Empire at mount Mahendra in the Kulen Mount. Later moved the capital to Hariharalaya.

2. Jayavarman III c 850 - 877 Built the laterite pyramid of Prei Monti and Trapeang Phong temple.

3. Indravarman I c 877 - 889 Succeeded probably by force. Built Bakong temple in sanstone, Preah Ko temple and Intratataka Baray = reservoir.

4. Yasovarman I c 889 - 915 Son of Indravarman I moved the capital city from Hariharalaya to Angkor ( Yasodharapura ). Built Lolei temple at Hariharalaya, then at Angkor built Phnom Bakheng temple, Prasat Bei temple, Thma Bay Kaek, Phnom Krom, Phnom Bok temples and East Baray = East reservoir.

5. Harshavarman I c 915 - 923 Succeeded to the throne very young: little known. Built Baksei Chamkrong temple and Kravan temple.

6. Isanavarman II c 923 - 928 Very little known about this short reign. No building known.

7. Jayavarman IV c 928 - 941 Revolted against his nephew Harshavarman II in 921: moved the capital to Koh Ker and built a hundred temples there.

8. Harshavarman II c 941 - 944 Successor at Koh Ker

9. Rajendravarman II c 944 - 968 Moved the city back to Angkor. Successful war against the Chams. Built East Mebon temple, Pre Rup temple, Bat Chum temple, Kutisvara temple and the beginning of Banteay Srei temple and added to others.

10. Jayavarman V c 968 - 1001 Succeeded to the throne as child, a peaceful reign. Built Takeo temple and continue to build Banteay Srei temple with his counsellors and added to others.

11. Udayadityavarman I c 1001 - 1002 A period of troubles and revolt.

12. Jayaviravarman c 1002 - 1010 Competes with Suryavarman I for the throne during a 9 - year struggle, but defeated. Built North Khleang temple and added to others.

13. Suryavarman I c 1002 - 1050 Tooke the throne by force, becoming undisputed ruler by 1010. Expanded the empire to the north and west. Built South Khleang, Phimeanakas temples, Royal palace in the Angkor Thom city, West Baray, Preah Vihear and Phnom Chiso temples and added to others.

14. Udayadityavarman II c 1050 - 1066 More revolts, Expanded the empire further west. Continued to build the West Baray from his father, built the Baphuon and west Mebon temples and added to others.

15. Harshavarman III c 1066 - 1080 Devastation from the previous reign`s troubles and a new war with Chams prevented new buildings.

16. Jayavarman VI c 1081 - 1107 First King from the Mahidharapura dynasty, his authority probably recognised only in the north.

17. Dharanindravarman I c 1107 - 1112 Younger brother of Jayavarman VI . Killed by Suryavarman II who disputed the throne.

18. Suryavarman II c 1113 - 1150 Ambitious, war-like and a great builder. Expanded the empire , fought the Dai Viet, Chams, Mons, and built Angkor Wat temple, Banteay Samre temple, Beng Mealea temple, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda temple and added to others in Thailand.

19. Yasovarman II c 1150 - 1165 Chosen to succeeded because the heir was fighting in Champa. Killed by a usurper. No new building but continued work at Chau Say Tevoda, Banteay Samre and Beng Mealea temples. Added tower to Bakong temple.

20. Tribhuvanadityavarman c 1165 - 1177 Usurper, killed during the 1177, Chams invasion and burned the Yasodharapura - Angkor.

21. Jayavarman VII c 1180 - 1220 Legitimate heir of Dharanindravarman II. Expelled the Cham army. The last great Khmer king, a fervent Buddhist and builder on the largest scale. Preah Khan Kampong Svay temple, Tonle Bati temple, Taprohm temple, Preah Khan temple, Neak Pean temple, Ta Som temple, Ta Nei temple, Prasat Chrung temples, Angkor Thom city, Elephant & Leper King Terraces, Krol Ko temple, Banteay Kdei temple, Banteay Thom temple, Banteay Prei temple, Preah Pithu group temple, Preah Palilay temple, Jayatataka Baray and added to others in Thailand nowadays.

22. Indravarman II c 1220 - 1243 Begginnings of the decline of the empire. Champa abandoned, Sukhothai independent. Built Prasat Suor Prat, 12 temples. Thai had started to create the kingdom.

23. Jayavarman VIII c 1243 - 1296 Empire continued to dimish; Lopburi having to submit to Kublai Khan. Shivaite resurgence. Built Mangalartha or Prasat Top temples along the way of victory gate of Angkor Thom and probably restored Preah Palilay temple. Mangalartha is probably the last temple in Angkor Empire.

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24. Srindravarman c 1296 - 1307 The reign and daily life described by Zhou Daguan, the visiting Chinese diplomat. Stopped to build the sandstone building, probably wooden building for holy places.

25. Srindrajayavarman c 1307 - 1327 Little known about the reign, I will try to find more documents to explain you.

26. Jayavarmandiparamesvara or Jayavarman Paramesvara c 1327 ? The last king mentioned in inscriptions.

- In 1328 onward , no inscriptions to tell us as well.

27. Paramathakemaraja c 1330 - 1353

28. Hou-eul Na c 1353 - 1371 ? ; Wooden building for holy places.
- No inscriptions tell us as well in 1371/2 - 1403

29. Samtac Chao Phaya & Phing Ya c 1404 - 1405

30. Nippean Bat c 1405 - 1409

31. Lampong or Lampang Paramaja c 1409 - 1416

32. Sorijovong or Lambang c 1416 - 1425

33. Barom Racha c 1425 - 1429

34. Thommo Soccorach or Dharmasoka c 1429 - 1431

The Last King Of Angkor Empire ; Ponha Yat or Gam Yat in c 1432, he decided to move his court to Tuol Basan, in the province of Kampong Cham at the present day, on the eastern side of the Mekong river just above the forks. After remaining there only a year, he moved his capital again in c 1434, this time to Krong Chatomuka ( four faces ) at the junction of the Tonle Mekong river.
Phnom Penh city by King Ponha Yat in c 1433/4

I will post more information from 802 until 2009 when I am free.
If you have any information that you feel should be included or not. I would like to hear from you with any suggestions or recommendations. ( Mr. Sowanna Yun :
sowanna012@yahoo.com ).

Mysteries, Legends And Anecdotes
THE LOST CITY OF ANGKOR

For hundreds of years, the lost city of Angkor was itself a legend. Cambodian peasants living on the edge of the thick jungle around the Tonle Sap lake reported findings which puzzled the French colonialists who arrived in Indo-China in the 1860s. The peasants said they had found "temples built by gods or by giants." Their stories were casually dismissed as folktales by the pragmatic Europeans. Yet some did believe that there really was a lost city of a Cambodian empire which had once been powerful and wealthy, but had crumbled many years before.Henri Mahout's discovery of the Angkor temples in 1860 opened up this `lost city' to the world.

The legend became fact and a stream of explorers, historians and archaeologists came to Angkor to explain the meaning of these vast buildings. The earliest of these scholars could not believe that Angkor had been built by the Cambodian people, believing the temples to have been built by another race who had conquered and occupied Cambodia maybe 2,000 years before. Gradually, some of the mysteries were explained, the Sanskrit inscriptions deciphered and the history of Angkor slowly pieced together, mainly by French scholars in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Legends still remain. This once great city which had slept for so long still posed many questions.
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FRENCH PROTECTORATE
The beginning of French involvement in Cambodia is to be found in the eighteenth century under Cambodian King DUANG'S reign in 1840-1859. King Duang sought the French support in an attempt to protect Cambodia and to establish trading. The King saw French Expansion into Vietnam as an opportunity for the king to regain territory that Cambodia had lost to the Vietnam is 21 provinces in the south of Vietnam today, KAMPUCHEA KROM or Lower Cambodia . The French interest in Cambodia deepened with its involvement began to rule and colonial on Cambodia in 1863-1953. And transferred or ceded or cut Cambodian territory ( Kampuchea Krom or Khmer Krom = Lower Cambodia or Lower Khmer to Vietman on June 4, 1949 ) When they withdraw their troop from Asia without discussing with Cambodian King. This below is Lower Cambodian Map. More Info.:
http://ki-media.blogspot.com/2009/08/destiny-of-indigenous-khmer-krom-people.html
http://www.khmerkrom.org/
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          A Beginner’s Guide to Ayutthaya   

Once the capital of the powerful Kingdom of Siam, Ayutthaya is the perfect destination for visitors to Bangkok who want to immerse themselves in the ancient culture and history of Thailand. This beginner’s guide to Ayutthaya will introduce you to everything you need to know, tips and tricks, as well as the most important sites […]

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          TMBA392: Should You Move to Chiang Mai?   
http://www.tropicalmba.com/liveinthailand/ This week's episode is another chapter in a long-running series on this podcast, where Dan and Ian have been exploring the locations around the globe that entrepreneurs are moving to. Today, you will hear from two entrepreneurs who have made Thailand, and more specifically the northern capital of Chiang Mai, their home bases for the portion of a year. Philippe Bordeau is the founder of HammockUniverse.com. He shares his story, including the details of a Visa that he has acquired that allows him to be a resident of Thailand for up to 6 years at a time. Leanne Woodmass, along with her husband, runs an Amazon Fulfillment Brokerage. She has been living in Thailand for the past few years. You'll hear how a community of expats and entrepreneurs enticed them both to stay in Chiang Mai.
          Chiang Mai is a Great Place For a Winter Cycling Training Camp   
http://www.tropicalmba.com/chiang-mai-is-a-great-place-for-a-winter-cycling-training-camp/ http://www.tropicalmba.com/chiang-mai-is-a-great-place-for-a-winter-cycling-training-camp/ Chiang Mai is a hotspot for those who run businesses online (and, perhaps infamously, for those who’d very much like to do so). When I was there a few weeks ago, I even met a few young people who’d skipped going to university to, instead, come to the mountainous north of Thailand, to work on projects and...
          TMBA268: Getting More Out of Conferences – “Breakfast is a Big Deal”   
http://www.tropicalmba.com/dcbkk2014/ Bossman and I are in Tokyo this week following our annual DC BKK Conference in Thailand. We are gonna be recapping how the event went, and reminiscing about some of our favorite speakers. We're also going to be talking about what we've learned about throwing events, what we are planning to do in the future and sharing our advice for people that are looking to get the most out of all these upcoming conferences.
          NYAFF ’17: The Road to Mandalay   
It sounds exotic, but Hope & Crosby never traveled like Lianqing and Guo. The Burmese migrants will pay stiff fees and endure rough conditions, just so they can work like dogs in Bangkok. Things ought to be easier if they stick together, but it might not necessarily work out that way in Midi Z’s The Road to Mandalay (trailer here), which screens during this year’s New York Asian Film Festival.

Upon arriving in Bangkok, Lianqing gets a surprisingly frosty reception from her cousin. It seems the embittered Hua has recently lost her job due to lack of proper documentation and expects Lianqing will fare even worse. The only people to show her any kindness are their other roommate Cai and Guo, who took her place in the trunk during the arduous trek over the border. Although awkward, he is clearly determined to romantically pursue her—and she cannot deny his work ethic.

Unfortunately, they have different medium-term goals. She wants to attain Thai citizenship (or at least a passable facsimile) so she can ultimately work in Taiwan, whereas he would like to open a clothes-hawking stall in Bangkok. The more circumstance force them together, the more their conflicting goals cause tension in their relationship.

Probably no filmmaker has been more proactive documenting the experiences of refugees, migrant workers, and the generally dispossessed than Z has, in both his documentaries and narrative films. His star ought to be sky-rocketing right now, but the Taiwan-based Burmese expat has focused on his countrymen and other ethnic minorities in China. The sad truth is the world does not care about Buddhist immigrants from Burma. The professionally compassionate can only be bothered with Muslim immigrants, preferably from Syria. The Burmese need not apply.

Indeed, that is the reception that waits for Lianqing in Thailand. Of course, Bangkok being Bangkok, the threat of sexual exploitation always lurks in the background. Perhaps it is intended as a symbolic interlude, but when the film finally descends into the world of prostitution, it becomes bizarrely disturbing, in a way viewers will never expect.

Without question, Road is the most muscular and focused narrative of Z’s career. As usual, his regular muse Wu Ke-xi is absolutely arresting as the innocent-but-tougher-than-she-looks Lianqing. In a drastic change of pace, Tiny Times co-star Kai Ko plays the confused and brooding Guo, wearing his heart and his resentments on his sleeve. He and Wu convincingly show us the couple’s good days and bad.

Road will leave viewers angry but unsure at whom or what—possibly Z.  He certainly isn’t afraid of strong reactions, that’s for sure. He also shows an acute sensitivity towards the poor and marginalized, while Wu once again delivers a mature, eerily expressive performance. Recommended for patrons of topical art cinema and fans of Z or Wu, The Road to Mandalay screens this Monday (7/3) at the Walter Reade, as part of the 2017 NYAFF.
          Belgian tourist Elise Dallemange's death on Thai 'murder island' no suicide, her mum says    
A Belgian tourist found dead on a Thai island and reportedly half-eaten by giant lizards did not commit suicide, her mother says.

The body of Elise Dallemange, 30, was found in a jungle on Koh Tao island, where British backpackers Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were murdered on a beach in 2014.

Dallemange had joined a group linked to the Indian Sathya Sai Baba movement, which has been accused of being cult, and was living at a yoga and tantra retreat in between travelling around Asia, India and Australia for two years. She lived with a self-proclaimed "guru".
          Vietnam, Afghanistan: War, Karma, and Peace | Alternet   
Often times, indeed, when we mention the word Vietnam in the United States, we don't mean Vietnam as a country. Vietnam is unfortunately not like Thailand or Malaysia or Singapore to America's collective imagination. Its relationship to us is special:
          Comment on Motorcyclists move safety barriers blocking U-turn by John Hanon   
This is Thailand after all!
          Comment on YouTubers in Thailand required to register with NBTC by Batou Kovacs   
They are going to do what China does and just revoke the visas of offending youtubers.
          Comment on YouTubers in Thailand required to register with NBTC by Petesie   
So if You Tube allows worldwide subscribers to upload their content for free (regulated by You Tube) where & what does NBTC think they're controlling influence will consist of? Block You tube from Thailand? Really?
          Apple: Shot on iPhone: Sunshine Everywhere   

Shot on iPhone will canvas billboards around the world with joyful photos that evoke the memories of Summer. The latest OOH campaign, Sunshine Everywhere, spreads the summer state-of-mind with energetic photos of the beach, waterslides, sunglasses and many other care-free images of summer.

The impulse to capture these images is both universal and unifying to everyone who owns an iPhone so it is no wonder the photographers behind these images were taken by engineers, stay-at-home mothers, bookkeepers and students. The iPhone pioneered mobile photography and for many, has even replaced pricey cameras. In fact, Apple recently provided short how-to films that show just how easy it is for every iPhone user to become a Shot on iPhone photographer.


          For sale - Express Women's S Gray Metallic Striped Rayon Blend... - Auction   

Lol Gray 6311, Australia
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          For sale - cottage craft sheepskin ,half pad,turqoise/grey,cob... - Auction   
Grey 6521, Australia
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          For sale - griffin pure wool half pad hi wither size L - Auction   
Griffin 4503, Australia
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          For sale - albion full size dressage saddle Cloth, Half Wool,... - Auction   

Albion 3020, Australia
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          Judith Tuns   
Appreciation: 8     Location: 10     Service: 7     Value for money: 7     Food: 9     Rooms: 7     (Average score : 8 )
A nice hotel. The pool was rather poor though. We made a trip through Thailand and we slept in six different hotels. This hotel was the poorest. Close to the sea and the crowded centre. It's a perfect...

          Useful Tips for the First-Time Thailand Traveler   
According to my friend Laine, Bangkok is a city of contrasts. On one side, it has the trappings of a metropolitan city, and on the other, it has its traditional temples and the quiet charm of the countryside. Thailand is a huge country with many cities and Bangkok is just one of them. You’re not […]
          Comment on Where to Find the Best Beaches in Thailand by Juliana   
Stunning pictures! Hearing more and more about Krabi lately and since my husband loves to rock climb, definitely penciling it in for our trip to SE Asia next year. For being located on the mainland, Krabi sure seems like an island paradise. Pretty sad what has become of Ko Phi Phi, isn't it?
          Inside the bizarre cult backpacker had joined before being found dead and half-eaten by lizards on Thailand's 'murder is...   
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          Backpacker living in cult found "half eaten by lizards" is 7th tourist found dead on Thailand's 'murder island'   
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          Обновления Бритни Спирс в "Instagram"   
Тренируюсь даже в дороге. Не могу дождаться завтрашнего шоу при полном зале в Гонконге!


Обновления Бритни Спирс в "Instagram"


Gotta get those workouts in, even on the road Can’t wait for tomorrow’s sold out show in Hong Kong!!

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Bangkok! Are you ready for round 2 tonight???

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These fans made my day!!!!!

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Tel Aviv here I come!! Can't wait to take the stage at Park Hayarkon on July 3rd! Hey @guypines, see you there!!

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Having such an incredible time in Thailand!!!! Excited to perform in Bangkok this weekend!

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More joy and great adventures to come!!!!!! God Bless!!!!!

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          On Your Plate In 2013, Expect Kimchi And Good-For-You Greens   
Weekend Edition food commentator Bonny Wolf offers her predictions of what we'll eat in the new year.

Asia is the new Europe. It's been gradual: from pan-Asian, Asian fusion and Asian-inspired to just deciding among Vietnamese, Korean, Tibetan and Burmese for dinner.

Should we have the simple food of the Thai plateau or the hot, salty, sour foods of southern Thailand?

The new flavors of the year won't come from the kitchens of chefs trained at Le Cordon Bleu. More likely, they'll trickle up from Asian street foods.

          Automotive Filters Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 - 2025   

Filters have become an integral part of automotive engines in the current scenario. Durability, reliability, and ease in operation of the vehicles are the key factors on which the quality of these vehicles depends. Automotive filters helps in maintaining a quality life for a vehicle.

Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Filters have become an integral part of automotive engines in the current scenario. Durability, reliability, and ease in operation of the vehicles are the key factors on which the quality of these vehicles depends.  Automotive filters helps in maintaining a quality life for a vehicle. It enhances the efficiency as well as help customers breathe cleaner air. The regulations pertaining to environmental safety and emission standards set by the regulatory bodies are likely to become tougher during the forecast period. This in turn will mandate the automobile manufacturers to use automotive filters in the cars produced, thereby encouraging the growth of the market during the forecast period.

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Global Automotive Filters Market: Segmentation

Based on filter type, the global automotive filters market has been segmented into air filters, fuel filters, hydraulic filters, oil filters, and others. By vehicle type the global automotive air filters market can be segmented into passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, and others. The global automotive filters market, by end-use industry has been classified into OEMs and aftermarket.  The OEM segment leads the market in terms of revenue. The rising demand for passenger cars across the world has mandated car manufacturers to use various types of filters in their cars in order to adhere to various vehicular norms, which subsequently led to the increase in demand for filters in this segment. Aftermarket segment is expected to grow at a steady rate during the forecast period 2017- 2025. High replacement rate and low cost of aftermarket parts are some of the reasons for the high growth of the segment. Some filters are functionally stronger than OEM filters as well. These factors are likely to boost the growth of aftermarket end-use segment.

Sterner regulations are likely to shape the automobile market, companies operating in the global automotive filters market are anticipated to invest heavily on their research and development to come up with advanced automotive filters. This in turn will propel the overall market for automotive filters. Moreover, adherence to these norms is compulsory for the automobile manufacturers. Therefore, the use of filters in automobiles is likely to increase during the forecast period in order to meet these regulatory norms.

Global Automotive Filters Market: Drivers and Restraints

This report on the global automotive filters market highlights the current scenario of the market along with stating the expected growth of the global market during the forecast period. Various political, social, economic and technological factors which are likely to impact the demand of automotive filters have been analyzed to include an exhaustive study of the global market drivers, restraints and opportunities, i.e. the market dynamics under the purview of the report. Further, the key players operating the automotive filters market have been profile thoroughly and competitively across the five geographic regions and their competitive landscape is inclusive of their recent developments related to automated guided vehicles and the distinguishable business strategies adopted by them. To further analyze their market positioning, SWOT analysis has been provided for each of the players. In addition, the report includes the market attractiveness analysis of the segmentation, by filter type for offering a deep insight into the major filter usage area in the vehicles. Thus, the global automotive filters market report provides an extensive study of the market along with offering the forecast of the market in terms of revenue (US$ Billion) and volume (million units) from the period of 2017 – 2025.

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Some of the major players in the Automotive Filters market are: Sogefi SpA (Italy), MAHLE GmbH (Germany), MANN+HUMMEL GmbH (Germany), A.L. Filter (Israel), Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany), Donaldson Company, Inc. (U.S.), North American Filter Corporation (U.S.), Fildex Filters Canada Corporation (Canada), K&N Engineering, Inc. (U.S.), Filtrak BrandT GmbH (Germany), Luman Automotive Systems Pvt. Ltd. (India), ALCO Filters Ltd. (Cyprus), and Siam Filter Products Ltd., Part. (Thailand).

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          Up to 70 Giant Freshwater Stingrays Found Dead in Mae Klong River   
. . BANGKOK – Scientists are trying to understand why up to 70 giant freshwater stingrays, some as big as a car, have been found dead in Thailand over the past few weeks. The die-off has been taking place in the Mae Klong River. Thai officials have found the river to be slightly more acidic […]
          Deadly Mediterranean Recluse Spider Discovered in Kanchanaburi, Thailand   
. . BANGKOK – Doctoral student Narin Chompupang announced at a media conference at the Chulalongkorn University faculty of science in Bangkok on Wednesday that a deadly Mediterranean recluse spiders has been found for the first time in Thailand in a cave in Kanchanaburi. Mr Narin, a doctoral biology student, came across them during a […]
          Two Year Old Thai Girl Cryogenically Preserved   
  BANGKOK – Two-year-old Matheryn Naovaratpong who died from a brain tumour has been cryogenically preserved in the hope she will one day be revived by advances in science. Matheryn Naovaratpong, from Thailand, is thought to be the youngest person ever cryogenically preserved. The toddler was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer last April after she failed to […]
          Thailand and Canada Join Efforts to Research Chronic Diseases   
– BANGKOK – Thailand through its Health Systems Research Institute (HSRI) agreed with Canada today on joint research efforts to tackle chronic diseases. Alain Beaudet, president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), arrived at Government House to invite Thailand to become a member in Canada’s Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD). Thailand is […]
          Luna   
photo Luna, 24 y.o. , Thailand

          ตุลย์ แอ่นอกเรียก หญิง ว่าแฟน รับหวงงานเซ็กซี่ เบรกเล่นเลิฟซีน   
ตั้งแต่นักแสดงมากฝีมือ หญิง-รฐา โพธิ์งาม ยอมรับว่ากำลังศึกษาดูใจกับนักธุรกิจหนุ่ม ตุลย์-ตุลยเทพ เอื้อวิทยา ล่าสุดเจอ ตุลย์ มาร่วมงาน “Thailand Cycing Tour Challenge” ที่ร้าน Quest cafe เผยครั้งแรกถึงหญิงว่า “เค้าเป็นคนกตัญญู
          XCMG’s Presentation at Intermat ASEAN 2017 Nets Orders Worth Millions of Dollars   
BANGKOK, Thailand, June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — XCMG has returned from Intermat ASEAN 2017 (“Intermat”) in Bangkok, Thailand with intentional orders contractors, governments and development agencies with a combined value of nearly US$ 100 million, representing further market outreach in the Southeast Asian market. The only Chinese construction machinery manufacturer invited to exhibit at Intermat, […]
          'Pop Aye': A Man, An Elephant And An Amiable Amble Across Thailand   
In writer-director Kirsten Tan's first feature, an aging architect reconnects with his long-lost elephant, and the two embark upon a loosely structured, slightly surreal journey.
          Facilities Engineer(BTS Thong Lo)   
กรุงเทพฯ - เงินเดือน Monthly Salary 40,000THB 〜 60,000THB สถานที่ทำงาน Thailand,Bangkok ALL,Sukhumvit (Bangkok),Location รายละเอียดงาน คุณสมบัติของผู้สมัคร ภาษา English:Business Level Other Languages:English วันหยุด ◆Saturday and Sunday ◆Public holiday ◆Sick leave 30 days ◆Annual l...
          Assistant Factory Mgr   
จังหวัดชลบุรี - เงินเดือน Monthly Salary 40,000THB 〜 55,000THB สถานที่ทำงาน Thailand,Location,Lemchabang(Chonburi) รายละเอียดงาน Control and inspect production line, as a production manager. Production management *Production schedule management *Preparation and calibration of the instrument...
          Mechanical Design   
บึงกุ่ม, กรุงเทพฯ - บางกะปิ, กรุงเทพฯ - เงินเดือน Monthly Salary 20,000THB 〜 45,000THB สถานที่ทำงาน Thailand,Ramkhamhaeng/Bangkapi/Bueng Kum (Bangkok),Location รายละเอียดงาน คุณสมบัติของผู้สมัคร ภาษา English:Doesn't matter Other Languages:Thai วันหยุด - สวัสดิการ -Cost of living 300 -Skill allowance 300-1,000 T...
          ผู้จัดการฝ่ายจัดซื้อ   
Hitachi Elevator (Thailand) Co., Ltd. - ประเวศ, กรุงเทพฯ - Bangkok Prawet Bangkok N/A เงินเดือน (THB) ทักษะภาษาญี่ปุ่น : None ทักษะภาษาอังกฤษ : Good คุณสมบัติผู้สมัคร สัญชาติ : Thai เพศ : N/A อายุ : 30+ ปี ระดับการศึกษา : ปริญญาตรี ประเภทของการทำงาน : งานประจำ ประสบการณ์การทำงาน : 8 - 10 ปี จำนวนที่รับ...
          Design Engineer   
TAKATSU MFG (THAILAND) CO., LTD. - ตำบลบางปลา, อำเภอบางพลี, จังหวัดสมุทรปราการ - Phra Pradaeng Samut Prakan N/A เงินเดือน (THB) ทักษะภาษาญี่ปุ่น : None ทักษะภาษาอังกฤษ : None คุณสมบัติผู้สมัคร สัญชาติ : Thai เพศ : N/A อายุ : 23-26 ปี ระดับการศึกษา : ปริญญาตรี ประเภทของการทำงาน : งานประจำ ประสบการณ์การทำงาน : 0 - 2 ปี จำนวนท...
          Projection Manager/Asst.Projection Manager Call Center   
Teledirect Telecommerce (Thailand) Limited - ยานนาวา, สาทร, กรุงเทพฯ - บางคอแหลม, บางคอแหลม, กรุงเทพฯ - Teledirect Telecommerce (Thailand) Limited เป็นหนึ่งในบริษัทที่ให้บริการธุรกิจ Telemarketing และ Call Center ที่ประสบความสำเร็จมากที่สุดของประทเศไทย มีการเจริญเติบโต ของธุรกิจอย่างต่อเนื่อง ปัจจุบันมีเจ้าหน้าที่ให้บริการกว่า 300 ท่าน โดยในช่วงเวลาที่ผ่านมาได้มีลูกค้าให้ความไว้ว...
          Lawyer’s wife plans to regain justice for her husband and family   
Chen Guiqiu and her two daughters arrived in America on
March 17, 2017 after a harrowing flight from China through
Thailand.
ChinaAid

(Changsha, Hunan—June 30, 2017) The wife of a tortured human rights lawyer detailed plans to sue the Chinese government and others involved in the persecution of her family in a letter to her husband on Tuesday.

After almost two years of persecution, Chen Guiqiu wrote a letter to her husband Xie Yang, a lawyer who is currently under heavy surveillance and was previously jailed and tortured for his human rights work. During his incarceration, authorities subjected his family to immense pressure, and even threatened to orchestrate a car accident in order to injure them, in order to get him to confess to his supposed crime. Chen began to fear that they might be taken as hostages, and officials restricted her ability to travel and barred the couple’s 15 year-old daughter from going to Hong Kong.

Additionally, authorities robbed their bank account, took the passports of Chen’s father and sister, and confiscated her cell phone. As a result, Chen plans to hire lawyers and sue the government and all those who assisted them as accessories to crime.

As the persecution continued to escalate, Chen realized that she and her daughters could no longer stay in China and fled to the United States. The night before she wrote the letter, Chen received a call from Xie, who urged her to come home, but she refused, since it is currently too dangerous for her and her two daughters.

A translation of Chen’s declaration

ChinaAid exposes abuses, such as those enacted against Xie Yang, Chen Guiqiu, and their family, in order to stand in solidarity with the persecuted and promote religious freedom, human rights, and rule of law.




Xie Yang, I will not go back to China; I am ready to bring charges against the government 

Chen Guiqiu

Xie Yang, there are many things which need to be handled at our home. I won’t go back to China, so I won’t be able to deal with them personally. I wanted to ask you to sort them out, but since you can’t go home, I have to hire a legal team to process the lawsuit. Here are the things that have to be done immediately:

(1) Go to the Liuyang Public Security Bureau immediately and get back my laptop and my two cell phones that they confiscated. I stored in them a lot of material relevant to my work. How can I account for my beloved environmental protection work if they tamper with those materials? After they confiscated my phone, many friends in China could not reach me, nor do I have their numbers. You have to get them back as soon as possible and mail them to me. I need to re-establish a normal friend circle.

(2) Go to the Liuyang Public Security Bureau at once and retrieve my father and sister’s passports. They held the passports illegally, and they have to give them back. If they refuse, we must press charges against them.

(3) I am building a legal team to bring charges against the government. I will accuse the government of illegally restricting my oldest daughter’s and my own freedom to travel, so we had to go to Thailand as refugees and seek shelter from the United Nations. I had already commissioned Lawyer Zhang Lei when the government prevented us from leaving the country in 2016, but the Shenzhen Municipal Intermediate People’s Court did not accept the materials I prepared. In February 2017, the police detained our oldest daughter for several hours in solitary confinement at the Guangzhou East Railway Station. A 15 year-old kid jeopardized national security? I have to hire a lawyer and figure out what law she broke exactly and how she became a political prisoner.

(4) I will hire a lawyer as soon as possible to retrieve our entire life’s savings. After I arrived in the U.S. in March, I found out that all my bank accounts were frozen. My salary account in the Bank of China was reset to zero. That is the money we earned with blood, sweat, and hard work! Aren’t you angry that a group of thieves took it away? We have two daughters to raise. I don’t have the kindness to hand my hard-earned money to thieves. I will ask lawyers to visit the banks and figure out which national security official gave the order and so blatantly broke the law.

(5) I will also press charges against CCTV, the Global Times, and Phoenix Television, because they claimed that lawyers and I conspired to fabricate the evidence of your torture. I need to hire a few lawyers and bring a lawsuit against them to vent my anger! I have recordings that can serve as evidence. It might be complicated, since I have to sue the broadcasters, the reporters, the producers, and the national security officials who ordered them to do these things. However, I am confident that it won’t be too difficult if we hire a few more lawyers and strategize carefully.

I am a single-minded woman. I won’t let others arbitrarily take away my things. I will take them back piece by piece. Time is tight. I will build a team and retrieve my things.

Back in China, I visited all levels of public security authorities for your legal rights and endured all kinds of insults. Even still, it is a nightmare that I don’t dare to recall. I won’t go back to China again. If you could get out immediately, I will not have to hire lawyers. You could just get the things back yourself, and we wouldn’t have to trouble so many lawyers.

Your wife: Chen Guiqiu
June 28, 2017


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          Bulker Runs Aground in Norfolk, Virginia   
The Thailand-flagged bulk carrier Mallika Naree ran into trouble on June 29 as the vessel grounded off Sewells Point in Norfolk, Virginia, according to the United States Coast Guard. The 30,195 dwt vessel lost propulsion in the Elizabeth River, struck buoy #5 and ran soft aground outside the channel. There were no signs of pollution and no […]
           ยุคไทยแลนด์4.0 ???   
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           First All Asian AusKick Match in Thailand    

Inaugural All-Thai AFL Auskick Match

 Thailand Tigers Australian Football Club announced at AFL website the following news concerning an all-Thai local Auskick Footy match played out in Bangkok. 

Saturday 10th June saw the first ever match between all local Thai Auskickers as part of an AFL Tournament in Bangkok. The day comprised of under 9 and under 12 Auskick matches between the Bangkok Tigers and Pattaya Pirates, the 1st ever All Thai Auskick match between the Thai Blues and the Thai Reds and the AFL Asia match between the Thailand Tigers and Cambodian Eagles

The Thailand Tigers AFL Club and Bangkok Auskick and Junior AFL have been working with disadvantaged Thai boys from the Klong Toey Slums in Bangkok with the assistance of the Duang Prateep Foundation and UNOH (Urban Neighbours of Hope Foundation - UNOH Thailand) by running clinics / Auskick sessions as well as providing Auskick backpacks, footballs, runners ...


          HOSPITAL/ABORTION ATTACK & BOMBING ASSASSINATION ALERT (JUNE 30, 2017): GENEVA-BASED CIA PLOTTING HOSPITAL AND/OR ABORTION-RELATED ATTACK OR BOMBING IN GERMANY ON JULY 1, 2017—Deadly Hospital Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on March 8, 2017, Cyber-Attack on Hospitals in 150 Counties on May 13, 2017, & Hospital Attack in Thailand on May 22, 2017, Designed to Set Precedent & Provide the CIA Media/Political Cover in Aftermath of Taylor’s Assassiation or Arrest for Alleged Links to Hospital-Related   

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Daiichi Sankyo reported mixed results from the Phase III NEUCOURSE and ALDAY clinical trials with its oral pain management candidate mirogabalin. The 14-week, placebo-controlled NEUCOURSE study in Asian patients with post-herpetic neuralgia met its primary endpoint and demonstrated that treatment using one or two doses of mirogabalin twice daily resulted in statistically significant reductions in the weekly average daily pain score (ADPS). The NEUCOURSE study involved 765 patients aged 20 years and older in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. The double-blind phase of the study was followed by a one-year, open-label extension. In contrast, three 13-week ALDAY trials assessing mirogabalin in the treatment of pain associated with fibromyalgia failed to meet their primary efficacy endpoint of statistically significant reductions from baseline in the weekly average of worst daily pain score. The three identical global ALDAY studies evaluated mirogabalin in over 3600 patients aged 18 years and ...
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Myanmar's cabinet is expected to make a decision in three months on whether it will seek a 4.5-billion-baht soft loan from Thailand to build a 138km road from the Thai border to the Dawei deep-sea port and special economic zone in Myanmar's southern Tanintharyi region.
          Jakraphan, Suradit lead way   
Chon Buri: Jakraphan Premsirigorn eagled the last hole to share the second round lead with teenager Suradit Yongcharoenchai at the Betagro All Thailand Championship yesterday.
          Pantip Plaza, Bangkok Thailand   

1:30pm Pantip Plaza is Bangkok’s mecca for computer and electronic geeks.  Basically, it is like a regular shopping mall, but with not a stitch of clothing in sight…except maybe a T-shirt with a clever IT joke written on it. Instead, … Continue reading

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          Long Tail Boat along the Chao Phraya River and Khlongs (Canals) of Thonburi   

Its rise and shine on another beautiful humid day in Bangkok, Thailand.  Today is river cruising day and I am excited! – Alex not so much. What I am looking forward to is a long tail boat ride down the … Continue reading

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          Centre Point Hotel Silom, Bangkok Thailand   

2:30pm Alex and I are staying at the Centre Point Hotel Silom in Bangkok, Thailand.  I have had a “time out” from busy Bangkok and am spending the day in and around the hotel pool which has been a very … Continue reading

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          Centre Point Hotel Silom, Bangkok Thailand   

10:30am The saltwater pool is beautiful.  “Alex, can we stay here all day?” The air temperature in the shade is so pleasant and the background buzz of the main street 8 floors below is comforting.  Why comforting? Comforting to know … Continue reading

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          Khao San Road, Bangkok Thailand   

4:30pm Alex and I are in Bangkok, Thailand and have had a grand day exploring Wot Pho and the Grand Palace. Our next stop is the lively tourist zone and backpacker domain which is the well known Khao San Road. … Continue reading

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          Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand   

1:30pm The Nai Fhun restaurant sits across the street from the entrance to the Grand Palace in Ratanakosin, Bangkok Thailand. The reeeeally good things about this restaurant is that it is air-conditioned (big tick) and the perfect relief from this … Continue reading

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          Wat Pho, Bangkok Thailand   

Today Alex and I will be venturing down the Chao Phraya River to visit some of the most popular attractions in Bangkok. Places we will visit include Wat Pho, the Grand Palace and Khao San Road. Our day’s journey continues … Continue reading

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          Félix Tisserand in Nuits-Saint-Georges, Côte-d'Or (21)   



The monument to Félix Tisserand, who was born in Nuits-Saint-Georges in 1845 and died in Paris in 1896 à Paris, stands opposite the Hôtel de Ville in Nuits-Saint-Georges. Tisserand became director of the observatory in Toulouse, where he published Recueil d'exercices sur le calcul infinitésimal. He is perhaps most noted for his four-volume work Traité de mécanique céleste (1889–1896), which an inscription on the monument notes is based on his explorations in Thailand (then Siam), Japan and Martinique. The monument was sculpted by Mathurin Moreau in 1899.

          Asian Invasion.   

The series of international graffiti sessions, Just Writing My Name is coming to Southeast Asia for the first time ever! Thailand, to be exact.

It'll be held in conjuction with the X-Treme Thailand Open at the end of this month so be prepared for 4 days of graff, extreme sports, lowrider shows, KSR stunts, bboy activities, live concerts and more.

The event is open to anyone who'd want to join as long as you register in advance to guarantee you a spot to paint and since the event is sponsored by Montana, they will be providing cans to all registered writers.

So if ever you're in Thailand around the 26-29th of March it's an event NOT to be missed whether you're participating or just chilling around. :)

...and y'know, if you can spare a lil bit of cash for lil ol' me to head there too then that would be MUCH appreciated. XP

Click here for more info.

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          Police Boat 813   

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Police Boat 813

On the 26th December 2004, Police Boat 813 was anchored one nautical mile from the shore of Khao Lak. When the tsunami struck, it was washed 2km inland to where it still rests to this day, as a permanent reminder and memorial to those lost in the disaster.

Khao Lak | Phangnga | Thailand


          Boxing Day Tsunami Memorial   

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Boxing Day Tsunami Memorial

The 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami Memorial is a permanent reminder of those who lost their lives in disaster. Estimates suggest that anywhere between 4000 and 10000 people were killed on that day.

Khao Lak | Phangnga | Thailand


          The Revolution in Transatlantic Affairs   

The year 2001 could have been an eye-opener but the West, too traumatized by the Islamist attack on America, failed to notice an equally important, if less spectacular, development: the creation by China of a coalition, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, including Russia and Central Asia as members, Iran as a silent partner, and India and Pakistan as observers. It took another five years for Western foreign policy experts to realize that this emerging SCO was, for all practical purposes, an OPEC with nukes, which had the potential to develop, over time, into a full-fledged "NATO of the East."

At the NATO summit in Riga in November 2006, a little-noticed transatlantic revolution of sorts finally occurred when the Atlantic Alliance acknowledged that it would have to "go global" in order to remain relevant. Divided, America and Europe will fall; united, they can retain the lead. But all manners of "going global" are not equal, and the coming globalization of NATO is as much full of promises as it is fraught with perils.

Some will argue that, with 50,000 troops present in three continents today, NATO is in essence already global. Others will counter that the story of this halfhearted, haphazard globalization reads at times like a tale told by an idiot, full of rhetorical fog and bureaucratic friction, and signifying nothing more than "flight forward" or "muddling through." In fact, in the post-Cold War period, NATO's desire to have its cake (collective defense) and eat it too (collective security) has created a certain conceptual confusion.2

As a political organization, the Alliance rushed to invoke Article 5 within twenty-four hours of 9/11; as a military organization, NATO turned out to be as ill-prepared to do counterinsurgency in Afghanistan as the U.S. military in Iraq. It would be a mistake, however, to claim that NATO's credibility is at stake in Afghanistan. Afghanistan may have been the graveyard of empires in the past, but it won't be the graveyard of the Alliance -- for a simple reason already pointed out by one European observer:

When the territorial integrity of one of its members is threatened by an attack, NATO cannot afford to lose. It would sacrifice its credibility as an alliance. . . . But in stabilization operations the existence of NATO is not threatened. Here NATO can afford to fail without losing its credibility as an alliance. . . . There are, thus, fundamental differences between collective defense credibility and stabilization credibility. To lump them together or to blur the distinction between the two, shows a lack of understanding for the very nature of such interventions. The consequences of getting stuck in hopeless operations as well as holding NATO's authority and standing hostage to fortune is doubly dangerous. The UN, the institution with the widest experience in post-conflict stabilization to date, has never made these operations a test for its credibility. NATO needs to do likewise.3

If the Alliance survived a debacle of the magnitude of Suez in 1956, it can withstand anything. The main danger for NATO therefore is not military failure or even a Suez-like temporary political meltdown, but something more insidious. Over time, what an ill-conceived globalization of NATO could lead to is the transformation of the tactical coalition that the Shanghai Cooperation Organization currently is into a strategic "NATO of the East" while at the same time perverting the Atlantic Alliance into, so to speak, a "SEATO of the West" -- namely, a make-believe alliance with no viable strategy (because a conventional military configuration is irrelevant when the threats are of the asymmetric variety) and no coherent policy (because the interests of the global members are simply too heterogeneous to ever converge.)

The Long War promises to be a thinking man's war. As a full-fledged Alliance, NATO possesses the kind of staying power that mere ad hoc coalitions cannot deliver; but NATO still has to come to terms with the fact that thinking power will matter more than fighting power. If NATO is to avoid the twofold danger of the SCO becoming a NATO of the East while NATO becomes a mere SEATO of the West, the Alliance will have first of all to downgrade its "toolbox" dimension and beef up its "think-tank" dimension.

The revolution in strategic affairs

Ever since the 1999 intervention in Kosovo, NATO has been eager to prove that it stands for more than "No Action, Talk Only." But the adoption by the Alliance of the Marge Simpson doctrine ("Are we gonna just stand there like the French, or are we gonna do something?") has proved to be no substitute for a new strategic concept. Kosovo itself, waged in no small part to maintain the credibility of the Alliance, ended up paradoxically weakening NATO's credibility and the mutual bad blood afterwards constituted the single most important underlying reason of the 2003 near-death experience over Iraq.

By the time of the 2006 NATO Riga summit, two eminent Americans argued in no uncertain terms in favor of a re-invention of the Alliance: "It is time to stop pretending that everything is fine in Brussels and Mons. NATO will never generate the political impetus and leadership to reinvent itself unless we face that truth and openly debate what this Alliance can and should become. . . . NATO leaders have thus far demonstrated neither the vision nor the political will to reinvent the Alliance."4

Strong words, to be sure, but perhaps the wrong diagnostic: to the extent that there is indeed a danger of NATO drifting into irrelevance, it is due not so much to an absence of philosophical vision and/or political will as to a deficit of strategic literacy on the part of NATO leaders and cheerleaders.

On the American side, there is certainly no shortage of will and vision. Our two authors themselves were instrumental in forcing Europeans to look beyond Brussels sandbox politics and leading the drive for a successful enlargement of NATO. In the process of preaching a gospel of "broader and farther is always better," though, they elevated enlargement to the rank of a Kantian categorical imperative and by the same token lost sight of the Hobbesian iron law known in the jargon of political science as the security dilemma. Simply put: however defensive in intent, any actor's move to increase its security always runs the risk of being perceived as an offensive move by another actor.5

As Vladimir Putin reminded the West in a very Russian way in his Munich speech earlier this year, one state's idea of "projecting stability" is another's idea of "exporting subversion." Enlargement has been a bold move that played a critical (and often underappreciated) role in the successful transition to democracy of the former captive Europe, but for every action there is a reaction, and the gradual enlargement of NATO to the East has been the main cause of Russia's gradual rapprochement with China. A bold move today would be to acknowledge that, for a host of reasons, this process has reached diminishing returns, and that projecting stability should from now on be achieved at less cost through other means, be it security cooperation or global partnerships.

If Americans these days tend to have forgotten something as basic as the security dilemma, Europeans for their part have serious difficulties remembering something equally basic that they used to perform with undeniable virtuosity: coercive diplomacy. Be it with Iraq yesterday or Iran today, an astounding percentage of the allegedly sophisticated EU elites have the hardest time grasping what any American redneck knows intuitively: namely, that the collective threat to use force is still the best way to avoid having recourse to actual force. Fifty years of increasing focus on intra-EU politics has led EU elites to mistake "multi-level governance" (read: horse-trading by capitals in Brussels) for the whole of statecraft. But genuine diplomacy always rests on the implicit threat to use force, and the EU mantra about force as last resort should logically lead Europeans to view coercive diplomacy as their preferred weapon.6

Iraq, to be sure, was in many ways sui generis. Iran, by contrast, should be a no-brainer, since a nuclear Iran would lead to nuclear proliferation throughout the Middle East all the way to Algeria. Were coercive diplomacy to fail, then, as Senator McCain put it, there would still be one thing worse than military intervention in Iran -- a nuclear Iran.

This question of "strategic literacy" of NATO leaders cannot be overemphasized at a time when NATO allies are elaborating a new (i.e., post 9/11) strategic concept. The task promises to be a daunting one if only because, since the end of the Cold War, the very concept of "strategy" has become increasingly problematic in the West -- in no small part because the concept of the "West" itself is no longer self-evident.7

Forget the "Americans are from Mars, Europeans from Venus" mantra that gave the Brussels Eurocracy the vapors in the summer of 2002.8 Though the slogan captured well a moment of transatlantic relations, over time this mantra has obscured the issue. The truth is, for the past 15 years, and on both sides of the Atlantic, there have been two major attempts underway to get rid of the strategy problematique altogether.

In the civilian world, politicians and bureaucrats have robbed the concept of "strategy" of any meaning by systematically using it interchangeably with "policy." Academics and think-tankers, for their part, have chosen to blow out of proportion a Revolution in Security Affairs in which "the dividing lines between hard and soft, civil and military security are rapidly dissolving, requiring far more flexibility and causing much confusion as allies and partners have disagreed significantly about how to manage such complexity." This supposed Revolution has been used as a pretext to dissolve the concept of "strategy" in the catch-all notion of "security," the concept of "national security" itself in a nebulous "human security," and last but not least, the concept of grand strategy into that of global governance -- whatever that may mean.9

Within the military, the concept of "strategy" has not fared much better. The post-Cold War era has witnessed a surreal debate between the disciples of Clausewitz, who invariably confuse strategy with the operational level of war, and the supporters of the supposed Revolution in Military Affairs reducing war to "targeting and shooting," and whose network-centric paradigm leads to a tacticization of strategy.10

Between the shock-and-awe slogans of the military Mars, and the human security fairy tales of the civilian Venus, Strategy in the West has been MIA for too long. Since the real Revolution in Strategic Affairs happens to be a non-Western affair, NATO leaders will have to start by learning the new grammar and logic of the kind of unrestricted warfare elaborated by the Chinese and the fourth-generation warfare practiced by Islamists.11

As U.S. NATO Ambassador Victoria Nuland argued, "if the divisive debate over Iraq taught us one thing, it is that NATO must be the place where we talk about all the issues affecting our future -- the Middle East, Iraq, North Korea, China, Iran, just to name a few." The North Atlantic Council has recently broadened its range of consultations to include global issues ranging from energy security to transnational terrorism. But increased consultation, in and of itself, will not mechanically lead to better conceptualization. Enhancing the strategic literacy of NATO's stakeholders should be the logical prerequisite to a debate about the future NATO strategic concept.

The SCO as NATO peer competitor?

In the past hundred years, the instrumentalization of Islam has been a recurrent temptation on the part of every rising power, be it Wilhemine Germany or Imperial Japan, Nazi Germany or Soviet Russia, not to mention America itself. As the latest rising power, China itself would not be immune to that temptation even if it were energy self-sufficient. The fact that China's energy needs are huge guarantees that the constitution of a Sino-Islamic axis is for Beijing not just a tactical option, but a strategic necessity.12

While the pivotal states of this strategy appear to be Pakistan, Iran, and (more recently) Saudi Arabia, the geopolitical situation of Iran puts it in a class by itself, as the most precious proxy in China's "indirect approach" against American primacy. It is therefore no surprise to learn that China is using Iran as a conduit for the delivery of arms to both Iraqi and Afghan insurgents, and providing Iran itself the kind of small boats needed to conduct attacks against commercial shipping or the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf.13

If the instrumentalization of Islam constitutes the geographical axis of China's grand strategy, the functional axis is -- or ought to be -- of equal interest to NATO, since it consists in the artful combination of space power, sea power, and soft power.

Space power. While lending support to Russia's ludicrous posturing on NATO missile defense, China is experimenting with antisatellite weapons -- a disturbing trend given the reliance of modern military (especially navies) on space power.

Sea power. A hundred years after Theodore Roosevelt sent his Great While Fleet around the world to signal the emergence of a new great power, China is rediscovering the writings of Admiral Mahan on the importance of sea power in history and dreaming of a Great White Fleet of its own. Against the backdrop of an ever-shrinking U.S. Navy (more on that later), China is transforming itself as a maritime superpower at such high speed that Western analysts estimate it could become the world's leading naval power by 2020.

Last but not least, soft power. On the military side, China is focusing on developing security cooperation within the ASEAN Regional Forum framework with the intent of marginalizing America. On the civilian side, China is peddling "Asian values" from Africa to Eurasia and from Latin America to Southeast Asia. For the past six years, China has been promoting autocracy through soft power while America has been promoting democracy through hard power, and the verdict is in: China today has a more positive image worldwide than America.14

Russia's relation to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and its expectations, are of an altogether different nature. On the surface, to be sure, China and Russia appear to be the two main pillars of the SCO. Economically and militarily, the two countries' relation is, for the time being at least, one of genuine