Mad dogs and MilliganNoel Coward took an entertaining snipe at British colonial life in the tropics with his song Mad Dogs and Englishmen, a favourite of Winston Churchill. The song has some wonderful lyrics which include, ‘‘In Bangkok at 12 o’clock they froth at the mouth and run”. Adapting Coward’s theme some years later, Milligan observed of Sri Lanka,“By midday in Colombo, the heat is so unbearable that the streets are empty, but for thousands of Englishmen taking mad dogs for walks”. The Old HandIn Thailand there are definite signs when a foreigner has been here for too long. After working Saturday mornings, the dog’s owner would spend the afternoon in one of several pubs in the Hampstead area.
April 21, 2019 01:18 UTC
Voters in some polling stations in five provinces will return to vote after the number of marked ballots at these stations did not match. (Bangkok Post file photo)Six polling stations in five provinces are ready for Sunday’s poll reruns, which were ordered by the election regulator after discovering that voter turnout and the number of marked ballots at these stations did not match. Several election commissioners plan to visit the six polling stations on Sunday. Meanwhile, other commissioners will visit other provinces. Campaign posters were seen scattered around the constituency, while campaign vehicles of key candidates plied the roads in Laem Lat village.
April 21, 2019 00:56 UTC
BERLIN - World number one Naomi Osaka hopes to bounce back from her recent defeats and conquer a new surface as she launches her clay court season in Stuttgart. After winning her first professional title at the Indian Wells Open in March 2018, the 21-year-old shot to worldwide fame when she shocked Serena Williams in the final of the US Open last September. She then held her nerve in a gruelling Australian Open final against Petra Kvitova to win her second major in January. "No one represents our more globalized, multicultural future better than (Osaka)," wrote 18-time Grand Slam champion Chris Evert on the TIME list, adding that Osaka would be a "champion for years to come". She split with her coach Sascha Bajin directly after winning the Australian Open, and has not made the quarter-finals of any competition since.
April 21, 2019 00:45 UTC
World number two Halep outclassed Kristina Mladenovic 6-3, 6-1 in the northern French city of Rouen where 1,000 Romanian fans drowned out the larger home support. French number one Caroline Garcia, the world number 21, then made a point of cupping her ear to the Romanian fans after easing to a 6-3, 6-3 win over 30th-ranked Mihaela Buzarnescu as the opening day ended all square. Garcia then claimed a third win in three singles rubbers since she returned from a two-year exile after falling out with her Fed Cup teammates. Buzarnescu was unable to ride the wave of Romanian support and remains without a singles win in the Fed Cup in seven years. It hauled Australia back into the tie after world number 10 Sabalenka toiled for 2hrs 47mins to battle past former US Open champion Stosur 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 in the opening rubber.
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April 21, 2019 00:22 UTC
"While time may lessen the intensity of the trauma, the incredible memories still remain," said former Columbine principal Ron Mitchell. - A rededication -But as folks in Littleton prepared for the official memorial service, there were also signs of a rededication to making things better. "Right after Columbine, people wanted to be better people," Dawn Anna, mother of 18-year-old victim Lauren Townsend, told The Denver Post. School officials, student leaders and graduates, as well as Colorado Governor Jared Polis, spoke at the official memorial service in Littleton, in a park next to the high school. Police had been warned that the young Floridian, "fascinated" by Columbine, was headed to Colorado and had purchased a gun.
April 20, 2019 22:41 UTC
It is also clear that most of the authoritarian states do not really care about press freedom or international treaties. In 2019 World Press Freedom Index, Thailand ranked 136 out of 180 countries. Singapore is ranked 151, and Brunei leads the pack (152/180) for lack of press freedom among its peers in the Asean. When it comes to press freedom, in most Asian countries, the extraditions and exterminations are not about justice. Unwelcome MangoCONTACT: BANGKOK POST BUILDING136 Na Ranong Road Klong Toey, Bangkok 10110Fax: +02 6164000 email: firstname.lastname@example.orgAll letter writers must provide full name and address.
Chainat were handed three points when Bangkok United defender Everton Goncalves conceded an own goal soon after the break, giving the home team a 2-0 advantage. The draw was good enough to help the Beetles tie defending champions Buriram United in second place with 13 points. Langil picked up his first goal on the stroke of 20 minutes and had another five minutes into the second half. Meanwhile, Buriram United coach Bozidar Bandovic expressed his dismay on Friday night as the Thunder Castle remained winless in their last three home games. “We improved in the second half and but we weren’t good enough to win the match.
Hidden behind a row of newspaper stands and food carts sits what appears to be an unassuming Bangkok cafe: The Green Lantern. The Green Lantern cafe plays host to the Museum of Sex -- an exhibit that opened in December, devoted to the history of eroticism and the sex industry in Thailand. Hanging out: Green lanterns hang outside of the entrance to the Green Lantern cafe, which also houses the Meseum of Sex. Before opening the Green Lantern and Museum of Sex, Mr Watjanasin spent 10 years managing Kamavijitra, the first museum devoted to Thai erotic artwork. The Green Lantern is close to BTS Station Thong Lor.
Her 48-year-old father, Pol Lt Col Chatuporn Ngamsuwittchakun of the Crime Suppression Division, was killed instantly in the collision on Thawi Watthana-Kanchanaphisek Road. Her 43-year-old mother, Nutchanat, later succumbed to serious injuries sustained in the crash. Central Investigation Bureau commissioner Pol Lt Gen Suthin Sapphuang and CSD commander Pol Maj Gen Jiraphop Puridech presided over the ceremony. He was i nitially charged with murder, attempted murder, reckless driving causing death, inflicting serious injuries, property damage and drink-driving causing death, injuries and property damage. However, the Taling Chan Court told the police to exclude the murder and attempted murder charges after finding no grounds for them.
In addition, reckless people who throw cigarette butts onto the ground and hunters are also causes of the blazes, according to Mr Isaret. Mr Isaret noted that some groups of people also i ntentionally start fires because of personal or political conflicts. "I talked to a kamnan in Chiang Dao [district of Chiang Mai] who said some people were unhappy that forest areas had been reclaimed [from illegal private occupancy]," he said. "Farmers who are allowed to live and make a living in forest areas must also face strict legal enforcement. In Nan, they grow bamboo plants and coffee in the higher areas," Mr Isaret said.
But this was no stroll, with Real Sociedad pulling level in the second half thanks to Juanmi's equaliser, even if parity lasted less than two minutes. - Barcelona racing towards title -Barcelona stumbled out of the blocks this season but they are now tearing down the home straight. This was their 21st league game without defeat while Real Madrid sit 16 points behind them ahead of their game at home to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. "You always look at the matches of Real Madrid because you always consider them a rival," Valverde said. Earlier, Atletico Madrid had needed Thomas Lemar to come off the bench and find an 85th-minute winner against Eibar as they stretched their lead over Real Madrid to seven points.
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April 20, 2019 21:45 UTC
MADRID - Barcelona are closing in on their eighth La Liga title in 11 years after Clement Lenglet and Jordi Alba both scored in a 2-1 win over Real Sociedad on Saturday. But this was no stroll, with Real Sociedad pulling level in the second half thanks to Juanmi's equaliser, even if parity lasted less than two minutes. This was their 21st league game without defeat while Real Madrid sit 16 points behind them ahead of their game at home to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. "You always look at the matches of Real Madrid because you always consider them a rival," Valverde said. Earlier, Atletico Madrid had needed Thomas Lemar to come off the bench and find an 85th-minute winner against Eibar as they stretched their lead over Real Madrid to seven points.
April 20, 2019 21:45 UTC
MILAN - Cristiano Ronaldo said he was "1,000 percent committed to staying" with Juventus next season as he claimed his first Serie A title and Juventus their eighth in a row on Saturday. Cristiano Ronaldo looks on through drops of champagne after Juventus won an eighth straight Serie A title. We won the Scudetto and the Italian Super Cup, which is not easy to achieve," said Ronaldo. The day was a double celebration as Juventus' women's team won their second straight league title since being founded in 2017. He has six in total, having also won with AC Milan, one behind Giovanni Trapattoni, who has seven.
April 20, 2019 21:11 UTC
LOS ANGELES - Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski is suing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, demanding his reinstatement nearly a year after the organization expelled him amid the #MeToo movement. The complaint, filed to the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles on Thursday, says the academy's board of governors convened on January 26 to re-examine its decision, and confirmed it. "The procedures taken to expel Mr Polanski were fair and reasonable," an academy spokesperson said in a statement cited by Variety. The academy in 2003 had awarded Polanski an Oscar for directing "The Piano." The academy adopted a new, more stringent code of conduct, and several months after it expelled Weinstein, the group voted to oust Polanski.
April 20, 2019 21:00 UTC
TRIPOLI - Forces loyal to Libya's unity government announced Saturday a counter-attack against military strongman Khalifa Haftar's fighters, as clashes south of the capital Tripoli intensified. Haftar backs a rival administration to the GNA based in eastern Libya that refuses to recognise the authority of the Tripoli government. Welcoming the gains by his forces on the ground, GNA head Fayez al-Sarraj called in a statement for humanitarian law to be respected. "Our forces are progressing as the GNA militias retreat on all fronts," the LNA said on its Facebook page. Hundreds of "yellow vest" protesters on Friday demonstrated in Tripoli against Haftar, and also accused France of backing his forces.
April 20, 2019 20:26 UTC