Sat, 17 Nov 2018 01:00
The pleasures of going solo
'Ohitorisama' is the Japanese art of doing it alone
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 01:00
Thai score improves in Ease of Doing Business but ranking drops
THAILAND’S EASE of Doing Business(EODB) score has seen an improvement but its ranking has dropped as other economies have implemented reforms much faster, according to the World Bank.
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 10:28
Thailand drops to 27th position in 'ease of doing business' ranking
The World Bank said on Thursday that Thailand’s ranking in doing business drops to 27th from 26th place last year.
Fri, 26 Oct 2018 14:34
Philippines opens cleaner, stricter Boracay to tourists
Tourists landed by the boatload Friday on the Philippines' Boracay island, which re-opened with a slew of new rules after a six-month shutdown aimed at undoing the impact of years of being loved to death by millions of holidaymakers.
Fri, 26 Oct 2018 06:59
Stanford most innovative university in world
For the fourth year running, Stanford University tops Reuters' ranking of the World's Most Innovative Universities, a list that identifies and ranks the educational institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and power new markets and industries.
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 14:55
Foreign tourist apologises for doing handstand at Wat Pho
A foreign tourist has apologised on his Instagram page for posting a photo of himself doing a handstand in front of the main Buddha image inside Wat Pho in Phra Nakhon, Bangkok.
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 01:00
Unlike PETA, Heinecke’s Minor International has made huge strides in elephant welfare
Shame on PETA, and in particular its Asia vice president, Jason Baker. You may have travelled to Asia over the past 20 years but I have made regular visits to Thailand for the last 60 years and repeatedly witnessed Bill Heinecke put his money where his mouth is and lead his Minor International team in doing something positive about the care of elephants.
Mon, 01 Oct 2018 12:41
Volunteers wanted to help in seniors’ homes
Volunteers are being sought to take care of 200,000 home-bound senior citizens across the country and in doing so earn “points” towards receiving care when they become elderly.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 01:00
Initiative to create high-end textiles from plastic waste
A THAI company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a petrochemical refiner to develop textile products using plastic waste, at a time when all eyes are on the harm plastics are doing to the planet. Saha Pathana Inter-Holding Plc (SPI) and PTT Global Chemical PLC (GC) aim to bring Thai textile products up to international standards, a media release said on Tuesday.
Sat, 15 Sep 2018 16:02
Archbishop of Washington prostrates himself at mass for abuse victims
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington who was blamed for not doing enough to deal with pedophile priests in Pennsylvania, prostrated himself Friday in a sign of repentance at a mass dedicated to victims of abuse.
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 01:00
Is the SOTUS hazing really key to good education?
At Thammasat University this week, various political parties addressed what they would do about freshmen hazing based on the SOTUS (Seniority, Order, Tradition, Unity and Spirit) system. Measures ranged from banning it (Future Forward) to doing little (Democrat, Bhum Jai Thai)
Mon, 10 Sep 2018 01:00
A soon-to-be doctor donates part of his liver to save his primary school teacher
KUANTAN, Malaysia - A medical graduate on housemanship has given his primary school teacher a new lease of life by donating 67% of his liver to save the teacher. Transplant operation performed in Singapore. Both donor and recipient are doing well.
Tue, 04 Sep 2018 01:00
Tech titans tout AI-driven lifestyles at IFA 2018
HOW CAN artificial intelligence change people’s daily lives and how close is it to doing so? These are the two major questions that leading technology companies seek to answer at the IFA 2018, which kicked off in the German capital on Friday.
Thu, 30 Aug 2018 12:48
Lifestyle 'revolution' coming with AI and IOT: Samsung
How can artificial intelligence change people’s daily lives and how close is it to doing so? These are the two major questions that leading technology companies seek to answer at the IFA 2018, which kicks off in the German capital on Friday.
Thu, 30 Aug 2018 01:00
NACC remains ‘inconclusive’ over purchase of bogus detection devices
IT IS difficult for the nation’s anti-graft agency to conclude whether there was any wrongdoing in the Bt1.13-billion purchase of fake “remote substance detectors”, a member of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) said yesterday.