Porsche unveils new Targa for 911Classic option makes debut as third roof type for latest generation 992. Is it sold alongside the 911 Cabriolet? Over the years, Porsche has been selling the Cabriolet and Targa models of the 911 together in the same showroom. Porsche admits that the roof folding mechanism of the Targa is slower and more complex than in the Cabriolet, but that hasn’t become a deterrent for customers. Porsche has initially announced two engines in the Targa for buyers choose from both with standard eight-speed dual-clutch transmission; seven-speed manual is optional.
May 19, 2020 06:22 UTC
Lin Dan v Lee Chong Wei: how badminton's great rivalry was bornLee Chong Wei (top) and Lin Dan met in two Olympic finalsKUALA LUMPUR - Fifteen years ago in a packed Kuala Lumpur stadium, rising stars Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei met in a final for the first time, setting the stage for what would become badminton's greatest rivalry. "Everyone saw how (Lin) played," said Lee, who was the defending champion, after his win at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium. - Bad boy v nice guy -Lee, now 37, and Lin, 36, played 40 times in total, with the Chinese player convincingly winning their head-to-head 28-12. Lee had lost his first and only encounter against Lin before beating him in the Kuala Lumpur final. Known as "Super Dan", Lin had a reputation as badminton's bad boy -- he sported multiple tattoos, unusually for a Chinese player, and strutted around the court with supreme confidence.
May 19, 2020 06:11 UTC
The new era of treatment: Functional medicine the way of the futureFunctional Medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root causes of diseases. Dengue Fever is a mosquito-borne viral infection and it is formally called Dengue Virus (DENV). Due to an incorrect diagnosis, the French doctors prescribed strong antibiotics, aspirin, and paracetamol which unfortunately exacerbated the condition of Dengue Fever. Dengue Fever: Mosquito-borne MenaceDengue fever is a debilitating mosquito-borne diseases caused by any one of four closely related dengue viruses. While there is no specific treatment for dengue fever, rest and adequate consumption of fluids is recommended.
May 19, 2020 05:26 UTC
Korat hotels likely to re-open June 1Nakhon Ratchasima governor Wichian Chantaranothai. NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Hotels ordered to close to contain the Covid-19 outbreak are likely to be allowed to reopen from June 1, provincial governor Wichian Chantaranothai said on Tuesday. Mr Wichian said he expected hotels would be allowed to reopen from June 1. They must first inform the provincial office of their readiness to resume business and willingness to comply with the health guidelines. Activities would also be organised to promote tourism and bring the economic situation back to normal as soon as possible.
May 19, 2020 05:26 UTC
Thailand logs 2 more Covid cases, no deaths TuesdayA woman wearing a facemask smiles in a shopping mall as it reopened after restrictions to halt the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus were lifted in Bangkok, on Monday. The two new cases were the daughter and son-in-law of a previously confirmed Covid-19 patient in Narathiwat. "Of the confirmed cases, 52% were people who walked into more than 100 public and private hospitals that provide free tests, while 39% of the cases were those in close contact with previously confirmed cases," Dr Taweesilp said. Global Covid-19 cases amounted to 4.89 million with 320,134 deaths. The United States had the most cases at 1.55 million, and 91,981 deaths, Dr Taweesilp said.
May 19, 2020 04:47 UTC
How do air travel safety measures differ by country? At the airport, passengers must remain 1 metre apart from each other for social distancing, including markers in queues. Malaysia Airlines requires passengers to wear masks on board. PhilippinesThe government requires passengers to wear masks upon entering the airport, mandatory temperature checks and for social distancing measures to be observed at queuing points. Qatar Airways is encouraging social distancing on board when possible, especially on flights with lighter loads, and will require passengers to wear masks.
May 19, 2020 04:18 UTC
Half of Chile senate, four ministers in coronavirus quarantineDemonstrators clash with riot police during a protest against Chilean President Sebastian Pinera's government amid the Covid-19 pandemic, in Santiago. SANTIAGO: Around half of Chile's 50-member senate and four ministers have been placed in quarantine after coming into contact with at least three colleagues infected with the novel coronavirus, officials said Monday, as jobless protesters in a poor area of Santiago clashed with police to demand food aid. Briones said he was tested on Friday, due to his "regular contact with" infected senator Jorge Pizarro on the Senate finance committee, and has since begun "preventative quarantine." At the end of last week, around 20 legislators began isolation after meeting with Pizarro and another infected senator. Last Wednesday, Chile recorded a 60% spike in daily coronavirus cases despite a month and a half of preventative measures, including a selective lockdown.
May 19, 2020 02:15 UTC
But in an environment where there is more than one person exercising, that means both of them are at risk," said Dr Jeerasak. Virtual exercise like virtual running is now gaining popularity. While virtual exercise at home is a recommended option, outdoor workouts are not an absolute no-no, as long as people can keep their distance. "When exercising outdoors, find yourself a spot that is at least 20m from others," Dr Jeerasak suggested. "With a vaccine against the novel coronavirus not yet available, social distancing is still the world's best vaccine," Dr Bavornrit concluded.
May 19, 2020 00:16 UTC
The maker of Dettol disinfectants sees education about hygiene as one of its responsibilitiesMr Jindal says education about hygiene habits requires a lot of work. "Supply chains are not just the effort of one company," said Rohit Jindal, managing director at Reckitt Benckiser (Thailand & Indochina). Working with partners like the MRT, the Tourism and Sports Ministry, Wattana District, Terminal 21, public service offices and 14 hospitals, Dettol products have become necessary for front-line workers, with many donated to protect them from infection. "In line with our effort to make sure they access our products in a safer way, we recently partnered with Grab to deliver Dettol products directly to homes. As Thailand's economy reopens, consumer-facing businesses will require a considerable supply of hygiene products to comply with government health and safety regulations.
May 19, 2020 00:03 UTC
Gold bracelets at Hua Seng Heng gold shop on Bangkok's Yaowarat Road.Pornprom SatrabhayaGold prices rallied to a near eight-year high yesterday, breaching US$1,760 per ounce, buoyed by the US Federal Reserve chairman's pessimistic comments on the US economic recovery and the pandemic. The gold price quoted in US dollars hovered at 1,762.23 per ounce as of press time, while the prices of local gold bar and gold ornaments with 96.5% purity were valued at 26,600 and 27,100 baht per one-baht weight gold, respectively. People thronged the streets of Yaowarat Road yesterday to sell their gold holdings, with a few opting to purchase the yellow precious metal. Growing tensions between China and the US over the outbreak are renewing fears of the tit-for-tat trade war, he said. "The US-China trade war will prolong and support the price of gold in this period.
May 19, 2020 00:00 UTC
TAT 'trusted' rebranding curates marketTourists stroll at Patong Beach, Phuket. The island may be among the first to welcome international tourists under the 'Amazing Trusted Thailand' campaign. Thailand plans to rebrand tourism in the post-coronavirus era to "Amazing Trusted Thailand", aimed at selective markets and destinations in the country that can guarantee health and safety standards for both tourists and locals. "Our plan to open up for international tourists will not be the same as the plan for locals. Islands such as Phuket or Samui may be the first batch of destinations to welcome international tourists as their geography allows authorities to more easily control and keep track of tourists.
May 18, 2020 23:58 UTC
Huge European rescue plans, vaccine hopes fuel virus optimismSt. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City was one of the major religous sites to reopen Monday. Trump, who has tested negative for Covid-19, dismissed safety warnings about the drug, saying he is taking it "because I think it's good. Vaccine hopeIn the United States, the hardest hit nation, deaths surpassed 90,000 -- but all 50 states have begun easing lockdown measures to varying degrees. Global markets were buoyed meanwhile by the 500-billion-euro ($540 billion) European fund, along with encouraging early results from clinical trials of a potential vaccine by Moderna. India extended its lockdown covering 1.3 billion people to the end of May as its reported infections jumped.
May 18, 2020 23:48 UTC
Calls had been made for the national carrier to seek bankruptcy in court so it can qualify to enter a rehabilitation programme. Asked if the rehabilitation plan is in compliance with the Bankruptcy Act, Gen Prayut said rehabilitation is different from bankruptcy. According to the Stock Exchange of Thailand, THAI's assets were recorded at 256 billion baht at the end of last year while its total debts stood at 245 billion baht. THAI recorded a net loss of 11.6 billion baht in 2018 and 12 billion baht in 2019. Many said the government should not spend taxpayers' money to bail out the company without a clear rehabilitation plan.
May 18, 2020 23:26 UTC
Group kicks up fuss over job lossesA group of subcontracted workers on Monday called on the government to intervene over unfair termination of their employment during the Covid-19 pandemic. The group claim many were asked to take leave only to find out there was no job for them when they returned. And when I checked my status online, I was shocked to learn that the records showed that I had quit my job!" Mod, another subcontracted worker in an auto-parts company based in Chachoengsao province, said she and 10 others were asked to resign. "Subcontracted workers are second-class workers.
May 18, 2020 21:22 UTC
On the production side, NESDC reported the agricultural sector decreased by 5.7%, compared with a fall of 2.5% in the fourth quarter of 2019. Moreover, the services sector declined by 1.1%, in contrast to a rise of 4.1% in the fourth quarter of 2019. On the expenditure side, private final consumption expenditure grew by 3.0%, compared with a 4.1% growth in the fourth quarter of 2019. However, the government's final consumption expenditure, gross fixed capital formation, exports and imports of goods and services contracted by 2.7%, 6.5%, 6.7% and 2.5%, respectively. Private consumption may start to recover from June; it contracted in March for the first time since May 2015.
May 18, 2020 21:22 UTC