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  • World News

    Massachusetts teen dies after attempting world’s spiciest chip challenge

    Tragic news involving a viral challenge has surfaced in the United States, as a 14 year old boy residing in Massachusetts succumbed to intense abdominal pain, eventually losing consciousness and passing away after attempting the popular One Chip Challenge. The globally trending challenge involved consuming the world’s spiciest potato chip. Harris Wolobah, the unfortunate youngster, had tasted the spicy chip…

  • World News

    Massachusetts man arrested for spying on Chinese dissidents for Beijing

    A Massachusetts resident Litang Liang has been detained for allegedly supplying information on Chinese dissidents in the United States to the Chinese government, according to the Justice Department. Liang was arrested on charges of acting as an agent for the People’s Republic of China (PRC) without informing US authorities reports Channel News Asia. The news of the 63 year old’s…

  • Cannabis

    A guide to tourist’s first-time cannabis use in Thailand

    Thailand, in an unexpected legislative development, has now transitioned to a progressive approach towards recreational cannabis usage. As one navigates this updated scenario, whether a local inhabitant or a tourist, their understanding of this new realm can indeed be complex. Imagine a situation where you stroll along Yaowarat Road in Chinatown, Bangkok, and a tuk-tuk seamlessly moves past a legal…

  • Cannabis

    Tips and tricks for new cannabis users

    Navigating the expanding world of cannabis can feel like treading uncharted waters, especially with the surge of new research, changing legislation, and shifting cultural norms. Today, 34 states have given the green light to medical cannabis and 12 states, including Massachusetts, have opened the door for adult recreational use. With the horizon of federal legalisation looming, it’s clear: we’re witnessing…

  • Cannabis

    The science behind why people hesitate to cannabis acceptance

    Cannabis remains a subject of considerable debate, eliciting divergent views concerning its utilization, advantages, and associated risks. It is pertinent to question why, in spite of its progressive legalization and documented medicinal benefits, a substantial segment of the populace continues to exhibit reluctance toward cannabis acceptance. An examination of the origins of this apprehension is essential, particularly for individuals navigating…

  • Cannabis

    Green growth: Nurturing diversity and inclusion in cannabis

    In the rapidly evolving cannabis industry, diversity and inclusion have taken centre stage. It’s not just about creating opportunities; it’s about reshaping an industry to reflect the communities it serves. From leadership roles to ownership opportunities, the push for a more inclusive cannabis sector is gaining momentum. What is diversity and inclusion? Diversity Diversity refers to the rich variety of…

  • Thailand News

    Classical music world mourns death of renowned Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa

    Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa, renowned for his vibrant style and cultural fusion, passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on Tuesday, February 6. The music maestro, whose career spanned decades, left an indelible mark on the world of Western classical music. From Chicago to Boston to Vienna, Ozawa mesmerized audiences with his East Asian sensibility, infusing his performances with…

  • Business News

    EGCO finalises Compass Portfolio acquisition, boosting US power capacity

    Electricity Generating (EGCO), the power generation subsidiary of Thailand’s Electricity Generating Authority, has finalised the purchase of the Compass Portfolio in the US, a move that boosts the company’s overseas earnings from the energy sector. The acquisition bolsters EGCO’s total power generation capacity to 652 megawatts, a figure determined by its stake in the Compass Portfolio. Thepparat Theppitak, EGCO President,…

  • Thailand News

    Unveiling the true story of the first Thanksgiving

    The annual American holiday of Thanksgiving falls on November 23 (tomorrow) this year, marking the day when early settlers in America celebrated their survival almost 400 years ago with the assistance of divine intervention. Historians continue to investigate the events of the first Thanksgiving, which took place in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The location is now home to a thriving historical museum,…

  • World News

    US hiker’s miraculous survival after being trapped in mud for days

    In what’s been deemed an incredible story of survival, a 31 year old American hiker from Massachusetts was rescued after becoming trapped in mud for at least 3 days. Other hikers managed to lend their assistance to the woman, who was reported missing on June 26, at Borderland State Park, WBZ reported. Police officers who were called to the park…

  • World News

    Harvard morgue manager accused of trafficking stolen human remains online

    Four individuals, including Harvard Medical School’s morgue manager, Cedric Lodge, have been accused of trafficking stolen human remains. Lodge allegedly took body parts, such as “heads, brains, skin and bones,” from corpses donated to Harvard University’s medical school and sold them online. His wife, Denise, is also among the accused, having sold the body parts to buyers in Pennsylvania and…

  • International Education

    Regents International School Pattaya: Empowering students through world-class partnerships

    Press Release Innovation, adaptability, and credibility are valuable qualities of any educational institution and Regents International School Pattaya has exhibited these qualities by showing miraculous growth and progress over the past 25+ years. With Regents’ consistent implementation and efforts to improve its education curriculum, the school has been able to secure some of the best collaborations in the world, putting…

  • Visa Information

    Should Millennials (and you) refuse to get married?

    Millennials who refuse to get married are saying “I don’t” in record numbers, radically changing a stumbling institution. According to some wide-awake experts at Massachusetts’ Bentley U, traditional marriage has been on a downward trajectory for generations. Among Millennials – the oldest are now 40 years old — the ancient horse and carriage are no longer viable in today’s urban…

  • Events

    Father’s Day celebrated throughout Thailand today

    Today, the people of Thailand celebrate Father’s Day. It is a national public holiday for schools and many businesses are closed. The holiday is celebrated on this day to honour and commemorate the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, father to the current king and a leader whom many revere as a symbolic father to all the people of Thailand. The holiday…

  • Hot News

    Racism scandal looms as Prince William and wife Kate arrive in US

    Prince William and his wife Kate have arrived in the US for the first time in eight years, amid another racism scandal that has seen his godmother resign from the royal household. Susan Hussey, one of William’s six godmothers, recently resigned after repeatedly asking a black British woman where she was “really” from. According to France 24, the Prince and…

  • Thailand News

    Honouring the 6th anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s death

    Today marks the sixth anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s death. Known as King Rama IX, his passing on October 13, 2016, is now celebrated as a national holiday. People recall his lasting legacy and pay tribute to the beloved king who reigned over Thailand for 70 years. The anniversary of his death is a public holiday. Though there…

  • Thailand News

    UPDATE: Two-faced kitten dies at 4 days old

    UPDATE: Two-faced kitten dies at 4 days old The newborn two-faced kitten who stole the hearts of Thai netizens yesterday sadly passed away at four days old. Tung Ngern and Tung Tong the Janus cat was born by a caesarian section in Lampang, northern Thailand, on Sunday afternoon. After a four-day fight, the kitten stopped breathing at 5.30am today. The…

  • Thailand News

    Two-faced kitten born in northern Thailand

    A kitten with two faces was born in Lampang province, northern Thailand, on Sunday. Two-faced kittens – also known as “Janus cats” after the two-faced Roman god Janus – don’t generally live longer than a day. However, this tiny Janus kitten is doing considerably well so far and is drinking milk from both mouths, said the kitten’s owner. One side…

  • Bangkok News

    Landslide victory for elected Bangkok governor Chadchart Sittipunt

    Yesterday, Bangkok held its first governor election in eight years. Independent candidate Chadchart Sittipunt won the vote by a landslide, gaining almost 1.4 million votes, breaking the record for the highest number of votes ever in a Bangkok gubernatorial election. Of the 4.36 million people eligible to vote in the election, a total of 2,635,283 people voted yesterday, or 60.48%.…

  • Travel

    When are the holidays in Thailand, and what do they mean?

    There are a number of public holidays in Thailand, many of which are directly related to Buddhism or the Thai royal family. When visiting Thailand, it’s a good idea to keep tabs on when they are. Most companies and government places close on public holidays but don’t fret because tourist locations are open as usual. There is one problem that…

  • World News

    Victims’ families sue tail rotor company for Leicester City helicopter crash

    Legal negotiations are continuing between Raytheon and the families of 2 pilots who died in a helicopter crash at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium 3 years ago. US firm Raytheon manufactured parts for the helicopter. An interim report by the Air Accident Investigation Branch found that a fault in the tail rotor system caused the cockpit pedals to disconnect from…

  • World NewsUS parents split over COVID vaccines for young children

    US parents split over COVID vaccines for young children

    Louise*, mother of a first-grader in Washington DC, was so keen on getting her daughter vaccinated against COVID-19 that she didn’t mind going a bit out of her way. Friday around lunchtime she found out that a rec center across town had around 300 open spots for kids aged 5 to 11 the following day. She immediately signed up ―…

  • Thailand News

    Remembering Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej

    Today is the national memorial day for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Thailand’s beloved monarch who served for just over 70 years and died in October 2016. At the time of his passing in October 2016, King Bhumibol was the world’s longest-serving head of state and the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history. Amongst his many other gifts, he was was…

  • World NewsGeorge W. Bush on Angela Merkel: 'A woman who is not afraid to lead'

    George W. Bush on Angela Merkel: ‘A woman who is not afraid to lead’

    The Bush estate is located directly on the Atlantic Ocean near Kennebunkport, a car trip of just less than two hours from Boston, Massachusetts. While our camera team prepares the brightly lit living room with screens of blackout fabric, George W. Bush suddenly appears, an hour ahead of our scheduled interview time. He is wearing shorts and a bright green…

  • Thailand News

    Research shows home-learning causes 50% drop in mathematical ability among Thai students

    Research shows that online learning causes a 50% drop in mathematical comprehension, and a 30% drop in reading literacy among Thai students. Research presented by the government’s Equitable Education Fund indicates that months of home-learning cannot match in-school study and in fact, can cause a deterioration in students’ ability. With schools currently closed in 28 Thai provinces, thousands of children…

  • Bangkok News

    When did Bangkok have its ‘good old days’?

    When did Bangkok have its golden era? Of course it depends on when you were visiting, how long you were here, where you stayed, and what you were doing at the time. But the city has certainly had some ‘eras’ in the past that people nostalgically and whimsically recall as ‘special’. Here’s a few of the responses about when Bangkok…

  • Thailand News

    King Bhumibol Adulyadej – in remembrance of the “Father of Thailand”

    His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej was Thailand’s monarch for just over 70 years. At the time of his passing in October 2016, King Bhumibol was the world’s longest-serving head of state and the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history. Amongst his many other gifts, he was was revered as a calming and compassionate influence, overseeing Thailand’s stormy political history in the second half of the…

  • Việt Nam

    COVID-19: Liệu đau rát họng có phải là triệu chứng của virus corona?

    Cũng có khả năng bạn bị nhiễm virus corona nếu cảm thấy đau rát họng, nhưng những triệu chứng khác có vẻ phổ biến và quan trọng hơn nhiều! Nghiên cứu chỉ ra rằng COVID-19 có một loạt các triệu chứng, song nhiều người cảm thấy bối rối khi nhiều triệu chứng trong số này rất giống với dấu hiệu…

  • Covid-19 News

    Coronavirus UPDATE – Confirmed cases surpass 20,000

    There are now 20,638 cases of the Novel Coronavirus . So far, there have been 427 deaths, all but one in China. There have also been 688 people recovering from the virus. Importantly, the death rate has been only 2%, a low rate compared to similar outbreaks of flu-like viruses in the past. Even though the outbreak has spread around…

  • Thai Life

    King Bhumibol Adulyadej – an enduring legacy

    His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej (December 5, 1927 – October 13, 2016) was Thailand’s monarch for just over 70 years. At the time of his passing in 2016, King Bhumibol was world’s longest-serving head of state and the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history. Amongst his many other gifts, he was was revered as a calming and compassionate influence overseeing Thailand’s stormy political history in the…