Man gored by gaurThe 7-year-old male gaur, spotted in a eucalyptus plantation before it attacked two men passing by on a motorcycle, injuring one of them. (Photo: Prasit Tangprasert)NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A man was seriously injured when attacked by a wild gaur near the Thap Lan National Park in Pak Thong Chai district on Sunday afternoon. Police said the injured man was Winyu Chuantakhu, 47, of Moo 16 village in tambon Takhu. As Mr Winyu and his friend were passing a eucalyptus plantation near Ban Khok Khruem in tambon Takhu, the gaur charged out at them. The gaur gored Mr Winyu in the body.
March 30, 2020 04:30 UTC
Convicted girl-stabber kills youngsterJitrlada Tantiwanitchasuk talks to a psychiatrist in 2005. (Bangkok Post file photo)A woman who stabbed four schoolgirls in Bangkok 14 years ago fatally stabbed a tenant's five-year-old daughter in Nakhon Pathom province on Sunday. Salee Uanmin, the girl's 49-year-old grandmother, runs a food stall at the house, which she rents from Jitrlada's mother. Tiprada was rushed to Nakhon Pathom Hospital, but the wounds proved fatal. In 2005, Jitrlada stabbed four schoolgirls at Saint Joseph's Convent in Bangkok.
March 30, 2020 04:18 UTC
SET down 22.07 points to 1,077.69 at openingThai stocks opened down 2.01% at the start of trade this morning. The Stock Exchange of Thailand's main index opened at 1,077.69 points, down 22.07 points from Friday's close. The trade value was 2.87 billion baht with 519 million shares traded. The SET50 index opened at 722.76 points, down 17.29 points or 2.34%, with a total trade value of 2.05 billion baht. The MAI index went down 2.04 points or 0.95% to stand at 212.56 points with total transaction value of 9 million baht.
March 30, 2020 03:11 UTC
One of such character is his chef, Ma Hyun-yi, who is later revealed to be a transgender woman. Prior to that scene, her male co-worker is seen talking about Hyun-yi, saying that, as someone who lives against nature and in her own way, Hyun-yi is stronger than anyone. At first, when it was announced that Onward would feature an LGBTI character, people were sceptical. The actual scene in the movie probably caught many off guard as Specter was very ordinary as far as the onscreen representation of LGBTI characters goes. It was good to see that the ban didn't deter Disney from incorporating LGBTI characters, no matter how small that inclusion may be.
March 29, 2020 23:37 UTC
TQM exceeds full-year targetA nurse straightens bed sheets to accommodate Covid-19 patients at Rajavithi Hospital. Pornprom SatrabhayaTQM Corporation Plc, a SET-listed insurance broker, has sold more than 1 million Covid-19 insurance policies over two months, making it likely to achieve its premium growth target of 16% this year. Apart from Bangkok Insurance, TQM now sells Covid-19 insurance for three other insurers: Asset Insurance, Dhipaya Insurance and Viriyah Insurance. Last year TQM reported total revenue of 259 million baht, up 10.2%. TQM shares closed Friday at 65.50 baht, up 50 satang, in trade worth 81.9 million baht.
Super assigns $457m for Vietnam dealsDespite the looming global recession caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, SET-listed Super Energy Corporation announced that it will allocate US$457 million for asset acquisition in Vietnam this year. Last month, Super reported to the SET that it would issue debentures worth 7.5 billion baht for liquidity of business and debt payment. The takeover deals are part of a four-year capital expenditure of roughly 40 billion baht for new investments and asset acquisitions. The company estimates revenue growth this year at 8% to 6.86 billion baht. Next year's revenue is forecast to exceed 10 billion baht upon the completion of various renewable energy projects.
Govt failing to channel help to the most needyAmid a shortage of medical supplies, many, including celebrities, have either launched or joined fundraising campaigns to help provide medical professionals with equipment needed to battle the Covid-19 pandemic in a show of solidarity and empathy in this time of crisis. Even though millions of baht has been donated into these campaigns, those who need help the most have yet to receive a piece of the pie. Of course, donations are not the only solution, but they can provide partial relief for those who really need help. As long as public resources and private donations remain misallocated, small hospitals and the poor will continue to suffer. That is to say, those who want to do good should rather pay heed to direct calls for donations from small hospitals and affected people who desperately need help.
Passengers on stranded virus-hit ship plead for helpHolland America's cruise ship Zaandam as it entered Panama bay on March 27, 2020. Ashford told passengers in a video message the company was still trying to "figure out" where to disembark passengers from the stricken Zaandam liner -- four of whom have died. - Ships 'in tandem' -Passengers showing no signs of the virus were ferried a short distance to a sister ship, the Rotterdam, off Panama on Saturday. In his message, Ashford said he wanted to dispel a "myth" that one was a "healthy ship" and the other a "sick ship." - Worried passengers -The Zaandam left Buenos Aires on March 7 and was supposed to arrive two weeks later at San Antonio, near Santiago, Chile.
Brazil economy 'can't stop' for coronavirus: BolsonaroBrazilian soldiers disinfect the Subway Central Station in Brasilia on March 29, 2020SAO PAULO - Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday flouted his government's social distancing guidelines against the spread of the coronavirus by mixing with supporters on the streets of Brasilia and urging them to keep the economy going. "We just can't stand still, there is fear because if you don't die of the disease, you starve," the vendor is seen telling Bolsonaro, who responds: "You're not going to die!" "Brazil cannot stop or we'll turn into Venezuela," Bolsonaro later told reporters outside his official residence. In the four videos posted on his Twitter account, Bolsonaro is seen surrounded by small crowds as he walked about the capital. Bolsonaro has described the coronavirus as "a flu" and advocated the reopening of schools and shops, with self-isolation necessary solely for the over-60s.
4 Chinese nabbed trying to cross into MyanmarSecurity authorities arrested four Chinese nationals trying to cross the border in Mae Sot. Photo by Assawin PinitwongFour Chinese nationals were arrested on Saturday trying to sneak across the border from Mae Sot district of Tak to Myanmar, an immigration police source said yesterday. The four, whose identities were not disclosed, were taken to Mae Sot immigration office where they were found to have overstayed their visas. The immigration police suggested they go to the immigration office in Bangkok to get their visas extended and return to China. After the invocation of the emergency decree, Thai authorities have stepped up measures to prevent people illegally crossing the border between Tak's Mae Sot and Myawaddy township of Myanmar.
March 29, 2020 23:24 UTC
Handout could see 20m applyMore than 17.2 million people have applied for the 5,000-baht financial aid granted by the government to ease the impact of the Covid-19, according to Fiscal Policy Office director Lavaron Saengsanit. That was the figure which stood at 6pm yesterday as people registered on www.เราไม่ทิ้งกัน.com, the only official channel, which began accepting applications at 6pm on Saturday, Mr Lavaron said. It is likely that many people who are not eligible for the aid took a chance and registered anyway, Mr Lavaron said. Including those ineligible registrations, his team may have to process up to 20 million applications, he said. The government has rolled out a series of stimulus packages to ease the impact of Covid-19 on workers.
March 29, 2020 23:15 UTC
Peak US death rate likely in two weeks: TrumpUS President Donald Trump said the peak death rate from the coronavirus epidemic was expected in two weeksWASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Sunday that the peak death rate in the United States from the coronavirus pandemic was likely to hit in two weeks and extended "social distancing" guidelines until April 30. "Easter should be the peak number," Trump said of the Christian holiday which falls on April 12. "The modelling estimates that the peak in death rate is likely to hit in two weeks," the president said during a briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House. "Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory is won," he said. Trump also said he expects the country "will be well on our way to recovery" by June 1 -- dropping his previous target of Easter.
March 29, 2020 22:41 UTC
Nigeria orders lockdown in Lagos, Abuja over virusForeign nationals were flying out of Nigeria's Abuja airport SundayABUJA - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday ordered the "cessation of all movements" for two weeks in the largest city Lagos and capital Abuja to stop the spread of coronavirus. Buhari said the restrictions -- which also cover Ogun state neighbouring Lagos -- do not apply to hospitals, food shops or petrol stations. Authorities in Lagos, a sprawling megacity of 20 million people, had already closed schools, shut non-food shops and restricted gatherings to limit movement. He said the authorities would "deploy relief materials" to assist people in towns around Lagos and Abuja whose livelihoods were hit. The Lagos state governor on Friday announced a programme to supply two weeks of basic foodstuffs to an initial 200,000 households in the city.
March 29, 2020 21:22 UTC
Trump says US won't pay Harry and Meghan securityPrince Harry and his wife Meghan rocked the royal family with their January announcement that they will no longer represent the monarchy as they pursue a financially independent lifeWASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Sunday that the United States would not pay security costs for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, appearing to confirm that the royal couple have moved to live in California. They reportedly flew by private jet from Canada to Los Angeles before the border between the two countries closed because of the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Meghan grew up in Los Angeles and her mother, Doria Ragland, still lives in the city. The one-time actress has a network of friends and work contacts in Los Angeles, where she could now restart her career. Harry was reportedly caught in a hoax telephone call recently in which he attacked Trump for his stance on climate change.
March 29, 2020 21:22 UTC
Students freed from SattahipCHON BURI: Eighty-three Thai students who returned from Italy have been released after undergoing a mandatory 14-day quarantine at the Royal Thai Navy's reception centre in Sattahip set up to screen Thai returnees from countries hard hit by Covid-19. The students, who were from various parts of the country, had been studying in Italy under the American Field Service (AFS) cultural exchange programme. Seventy-seven arrived in at U-tapao airport in Sattahip on a flight from Italy on March 15 and the rest joined them later. Provincial public health chief Apirat Katanyutanon thanked the navy and health personnel for their help, and also thanked residents of Sattahip, host district of the facility. All had been tested three times for the virus and the results were negative, he added.
March 29, 2020 20:26 UTC