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Thai sailors to compete in the Para World Sailing Champs in US

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Thailand are sending sailors to the Para World Sailing Championships for the first time with Suraphong Chitkhong and Paisal Pa-teh, both from Pattaya, heading to Sheboygan in the USA to take part in a pre-event sailing clinic followed by the World Championships from September 18-22.

Peter Jacops, Founder of Disabled Sailing Thailand says that this is a very special moment for sailing in Thailand.

“Never before have Thailand sent sailors to the Para World Sailing Championships and Disabled Sailing Thailand are very proud to be doing so this year. Our Thai sailors have been undergoing training with coaches at Royal Varuna Yacht Club in Pattaya and while this is very early days for Para Sailing in Thailand, the clinic before the Worlds is an excellent opportunity for our Thai sailors to learn more and the World Championships will be an experience never to be forgotten I’m sure.”

In 2015 the International Paralympic Committee opted to drop sailing from the 2020 Paralympics and it was this decision that lead to the founding of Disabled Sailing Thailand who’s aim is to make the sport more accessible for people with disabilities and ultimately to support the reintroduction of sailing to the Paralympics.

“We have been working closely with World Sailing, the sport’s world governing body, and they have been very supportive in helping us to send sailors from Thailand to this year’s World Championships. There are 125 sailors from 36 countries taking part and we hope our Thai team will inspire others who wish to try sailing in the future,” added Jacops.

Follow the Thai athletes’ progress on the Disabled Sailing Thailand Facebook page.

Disabled Sailing Thailand is a not-for-profit organisation registered under the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand and has received support many individuals and companies to get this far, including Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Royal Phuket Marina, Austhai Marine, Simpson Marine, Pattaya West Winds Masonic Lodge, Royal Varuna Yacht Club and North Sails.

For more information about Disabled Sailing Thailand, visit HERE.


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Enterprising young Cambodian impresses with multi-lingual skills

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Young vendors become very resourceful at extracting money from tourists. All in the quest of making an honest living and bringing some money to their families. This young boy seems to have knowledge of at least seven languages, obviously representing the most popular languages spoken by the tourists he speaks to during his daily rounds.

Netizens are impressed by his talents but some are saying that the boy has to develop this skill in order to survive. A translation follows some of the many languages he is able to use in his daily work. Let’s hope he gets the opportunity to use his skills in a prosperous career in the future.

We’ll take five of whatever you’re selling!

A video clip showing a Khmer boy showing off his linguistic talent while trying to sell souvenirs to a tourist in Cambodia is going viral on social media.

Posted by The Nation Bangkok on Sunday, November 11, 2018

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Leicester City players arrive in Bangkok for Vichai’s funeral

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Leicester City football club players and fans have paid emotional tributes to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died in a helicopter crash last week, ahead of last night’s Premier League match against Cardiff City.

Meanwhile, Leicester City players and officials have arrived in Thailand to attend the funeral of the club’s owner and mentor at Wat Thepsirin in Bangkok.

His Majesty the King has provided funeral water and bestowed an octagonal funerary urn for the royally-sponred funeral rite.  Several prominent business, political, sports and entertainment figures and celebrities attended the first day the week-long rites ceremony yesterday (Saturday).

The Leicester City players attended services today and will attend again tomorrow (Monday) after beating Cardiff 1-0 in the first game since his death.

Before the match they wore T-shirts featuring a picture of Vichai while fans held banners expressing their condolences.  They stood for a minute’s silence along with Leicester City staff and fans ahead of the kick-off.

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Surachate Hakparn is the “People’s Policeman”

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The new immigration chief Maj-Gen Surachate Hakparn, and the Thai government’s poster boy for rounding up all the baddies, has been hailed as the ‘People’s Policeman’.

That’s according to the Immigration department’s own website.

“He’s the man people are turning to when they need help in times of trouble.”

Yesterday the Maj-Gen’s Immigration Bureau website featured a story about a group of Thais ripped-off by Forex fraudsters in Australia. They turned to a tired looking Surachate for help in their hour of need, so the writers of the post inform us.

Jar Jar and Thanakorn Limpanuwat hailed him as “Tamruat khong Prachachon” (the policeman of the people).

The latter even posted a thumbs up cartoon cop intimating that Surachete is doing a great job.

Surachate promised action in the Forex complaint in which 300 Thais, in Thailand and Australia, have been conned out of 300 million baht.

A complainant representing 20 of the victims said that Chatkaew Saengthong and others had promised returns on Facebook of between 6% and 44% in currency trading. Interest was forthcoming at first but when larger investments were made contact ended and the money disappeared (we could copy/paste that paragraph every day on The Thaiger).

Surachate Hakparn is the Surachate Hakparn is the

SOURCE: Thai Immigration Bureau

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