Quattro Design” Launches “Quattro Design New Flagship Store”New Flagship Store on Sukhumvit 26 to Fulfil Home-Decor Lovers’ Every NeedQuattro Design the leader in premium lifestyle and home-décor products, creates a big sensation with the launch of Quattro Design’s New Flagship Store. Located at A Square on Sukhumvit 26, Quattro Design’s New Flagship Store opened its door to the public from 17 March onward. Praowphan Laohapongchana, Managing Director of Quattro Design Company Limited, says: “Quattro Design has been a big presence in the furniture, home-decor and interior-design sector for over 13 years. Marking the important milestone, Quattro Design is now relocating its flagship store from Thonglor to A Square on Sukhumvit 26. “Quattro Design New Flagship Store offers home-decor inspirations and encourages homeowners to interact with the in-store team,” Praowphan adds.
March 24, 2020 09:45 UTC
Heavy toll on people after border closurePassenger boats moor at a pier in Nakhon Phanom's Muang district. Boat services across the Mekong river between Thailand and Laos in Nakhon Phanom have come to a halt after the border was closed. NAKHON PHANOM: The closure of all border checkpoints in this northeastern province has taken a heavy toll on local people of various occupations, who have called on the government to help them. The port areas in the Nakhon Phanom Municipality, once vibrant with tourism-related businesses and activities, are now very quiet. Only vehicles transporting goods are allowed to cross the border via the 3rd Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge linking Nakhon Phanom and Khammouane province of Laos.
March 24, 2020 08:26 UTC
Phuket: 9 new cases, total now 26Phuket governor Pakkhapong Thawiphat on Tuesday reports nine new coronavirus infections, six Thais and three foreigners, lifting the total to 26. (Photo by Achadtaya Chuenniran)PHUKET: This island province reported 9 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, six Thais and three foreigners, bringing the total to 26. This brought the total number of Covid-19 cases in the province to 26. Of the nine new cases, patient number 18 was a 33-year-old waitress at an entertainment venue in soi Bangla on Patong beach. From Jan 5 to March 23, health officials had screened 1.2 million arrivals at Phuket airport and 38,327 visitors at piers.
March 24, 2020 07:30 UTC
Separately, Hong Kong found 30 additional confirmed coronavirus cases, bringing the city’s total to 386, including 9 returnees from Diamond Princess cruise. Cases jump in AustriaAustria coronavirus cases grew 24% in the last 24 hours, the fastest pace since Thursday, boosted by infections in the ski-tourism epicentre of Tyrol, where cases surpassed 1,000. The other four, including one from Wuhan, are locally reported cases. The latest figure is almost double the number of imported cases reported a day earlier. China now has 81,171 total confirmed coronavirus cases.
March 24, 2020 06:33 UTC
AWC closes 5 Bangkok hotelsThe Okura Prestige Hotel Bangkok is among the five hotels that Asset World Corp Plc will close temporarily, faced with the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. (Photo supplied)SET-listed Asset World Corp Plc (AWC) is the second hotel group in Thailand to announce the temporary closure of hotels in Bangkok, shutting the doors of five premises. AWC chief executive and president Wallapa Traisorat said on Tuesday the closures were to reduce the risk of spreading the Covid-19 disease virus. The five hotels being closed are: Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park Hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel, Le Meridien Bangkok Hotel, The Okura Prestige Hotel Bangkok and the Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse. On Monday, Minor Hotels Group, the hospitality subsidiary of SET-listed Minor International, said it was closing its hotels in Bangkok and other risk areas nationwide in the face of the epidemic.
March 24, 2020 06:22 UTC
Pheu Thai MP, 12 others jailed for malfeasance in school systemPheu Thai MP for Khon Kaen Banlang Annopporn. Mr Banlang was given a 3-year jail term. Mr Meesilp submitted a request to be transferred to the job of director of Khon Kaen Witthayayon School. He accused the 14 defendants of malfeasance under Section 157 of the Criminal Code, resulting in his not being given the job he requested. The 13 defendants who were convicted applied for bail after hearing the court's ruling, saying they would appeal.
March 24, 2020 06:00 UTC
Jaguars and underpants: when Olympic torch relays go wrongThe jaguar later escaped. TOKYO: From a jaguar on the loose to an elaborate hoax involving burning underwear, the Olympic torch relay has had its fair share of mishaps. - Flaming underpants -Probably the most memorable stunt surrounding the torch relay came in 1956 when an Australian student named Barry Larkin fooled crowds with a homemade torch topped by burning underpants. "F---, f---, f---, f---," screamed another. - Inauspicious start -The Olympic torch has been into space, deep underwater and even scaled Mount Everest.
March 24, 2020 06:00 UTC
Aston Martin unveils all-new V6 engineIn-house developed motor is designed to take turbo and hybrid technologies. Aston Martin has conceded that making its own engine is a tall order but is essential in keeping its sports car business alive. The current engines Aston Martin has for it cars include the 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12, as well as the 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 sourced from Mercedes-AMG. Aston Martin says the Valhalla will be the first model to get the V6 in 2022. Rumours in Europe suggest that McLaren is planning to showcase a new V6 hybrid later this year for its entry-level Sport Series range.
March 24, 2020 04:13 UTC
Korean man found dodging 14-day isolation in Buri RamBuri Ram governor Thatchakorn Hathathayakul, centre, at a press conference at the police command and control operation centre on Monday night. (Photo: Surachai Piragsa)BURI RAM: A South Korean man ignored the instruction to go into self-isolation after arriving in Thailand, and instead went shopping in Buri Ram with his Thai wife, governor Thatchakorn Hathathayakul said. He went to Pattaya, rented a car and stayed overnight in tambon Nong Prue in Bang Lamung district, Chon Buri. On March 20, he left Pattaya in the rented car, arrived in Buri Ram about 1pm and went to the apartment where his Thai wife stayed. The man had obviously ignored the 14-day self-isolation requirement, Mr Thatchakorn said.
March 24, 2020 04:07 UTC
Elderly abandoned, die in retirement homes in SpainThe ice rink at the Palacio de Hielo, or Ice Palace, shopping centre in Madrid was made into a morgue to deal with a surge in deaths in the capital. MADRID: Spanish soldiers deployed to help fight the novel coronavirus pandemic have found elderly patients abandoned, and sometimes dead, at retirement homes. The army has been charged with helping to disinfect retirement homes in Spain, one of the countries worst hit by the pandemic. "The army, during certain visits, found some old people completely abandoned, sometimes even dead in their beds," she added. Retirement homes are "an absolute priority for the government", Health Minister Salvador Illa told a press conference.
March 24, 2020 03:56 UTC
Local medical staff wearing protective clothing examine a man for symptoms of the Covid-19 coronavirus at the compound of Nong Chik district clinic in Thailand's southern province of Pattani. (Handout / NONG CHIK DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION / AFP)Thailand reported three additional deaths from Covid-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total to four, a heath ministry official said. The country reported 106 new infections, bringing the total to 827. The three deaths were patients who had other health complications, including a 70-year-old man who had tuberculosis, a 45-year-old man who had diabetes and a 79-year-old man who had unspecified health problems, Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a Public Health Ministry spokesman, said. Since the start of the outbreak, 57 patients have recovered and gone home, while 766 are still being treated in hospitals.
March 24, 2020 03:33 UTC
Thailand reports 3 more deaths, 106 new infections TuesdayThe cabinet holds its first weekly teleconference at Government House in Bangkok on Tuesday, with some ministers practising social distancing and others calling in from their ministries. (Government House photo)The Public Health Ministry on Tuesday reported three more deaths of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients, increasing the toll to four, and 106 new infections, raising the total number of infections in Thailand to 827. They consisted of five people from boxing stadiums, six from entertainment places, 12 in contact with previous patients and two who attended religious ceremonies in Malaysia. The second group, numbering 34, comprised 20 returnees and foreigners. The third group, numbering 47, was of people whose cases were under investigation.
March 24, 2020 03:33 UTC
Countries that failed to control the disease saw Covid-19 cases rise from 100 to 200 in three days. That increase in Thailand took 3.5 days, Dr Prasit said. The number of Covid-19 cases in Thailand was rising by 33% daily, similar to Germany. At this rate, the number of infections would reach 351,948 by April 15, Dr Prasit said. If this can be achieved, the number of infections would be only 24,269 by April 15, Dr Prasit added.
March 24, 2020 03:00 UTC
For Moscow's quarantined, 100,000 cameras are watchingMoscow is using its network of facial recognition cameras to help in the battle against the coronavirusMOSCOW - A vast and contentious network of facial recognition cameras keeping watch over Moscow is now playing a key role in the battle against the spread of the coronavirus in Russia. "We are constantly checking that this regulation is being observed, including through the use of automated facial recognition systems," Mayor Sergei Sobyanin wrote in his blog in February. - 600 neighbours -Moscow City Hall has boasted that the network of cameras is a particularly effective tool. Facial recognition technology was first tested during the 2018 World Cup in Russia before going fully online in January, just before the pandemic hit. Vocal rights activist and lawyer Alyona Popova launched legal action against the use of facial recognition at an officially authorised opposition protest in September last year.
March 24, 2020 02:26 UTC
Yemen war's 'devastating impact' on child mental health: charitySave the Children said more than 7,522 youngsters have been killed or maimed over the past five years in the Yemen conflictDUBAI - The long war in Yemen has had a "devastating impact" on the mental health of children, with more than half saying they feel sad and depressed, Save the Children said. The group said the survey was the largest of its kind among children and parents since the war broke out. Save the Children said the conflict has forced two million children from their homes and at least two million out of their schools. "This is what five years of war does to the mental wellbeing of children." "With COVID-19 now a worldwide epidemic, the potentially devastating threat of a coronavirus outbreak in Yemen makes urgent action to pressure parties to end the war more important than ever."
March 24, 2020 00:33 UTC