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DAILY UPDATE  -  October, 2018


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Political parties active despite lack of clarity on election

Bangkok - Despite details of the general election not yet made clear, activity among political parties has already begun to increase with the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) announcing its official support of the Pheu Chart Party, and the Future Forward Party unveiling its “Bike for the Future – 7,305 KM” bicycle rally.

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World Newsss

Flash floods kill at least 13 people in southwest France

 

A man rides past a damaged car in the town of Villegailhenc, southern France, Monday, Oct. 15. (AP Photo/Fred Lancelot)

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 Health & Wellbeing

80,000 people died of flu last winter in US

New York (AP) - An estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter - the disease’s highest death toll in at least four decades.

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World Sports

England hand Spain a first home loss in 15 years

Madrid (AP) — It was an odd scene at Benito Villamarin Stadium in Seville: The few visiting English fans were chanting "Ole" at every touch of the ball by their squad, while the home Spanish crowd were jeering their own players.

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 Automania

Too many Leaves, or is that Leafs?

According to the Nissan stats, Nissan has sold more than 300,000 Leafs globally, but that is from day 1 of offering the Leaf. Yet you will be lucky to see one in Thailand, and it boils down to finances. It makes sense for the Nissan UK plant to keep shipping to nearby Norway, where EV embracing customers are queuing up, before shifting focus to other countries where demand is negligible.

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 Odds & Ends

Man arrested for chasing after plane at Dublin Airport

 

London (AP) - An Irish man who missed his flight at Dublin Airport was arrested for running after the plane on the tarmac in a bid to flag it down. Witnesses said a man in his 20s broke through an airport door and ran toward the Ryanair plane, which was about to take off for Amsterdam, at around 7 a.m.

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Book Review

Novel by Hank Green is out of this world

What if a huge, stagnant robot appeared out of nowhere on the streets of New York City? And what if you were the key to solving the mystery of what it wants? Hank Green takes readers on a sci-fi adventure, tackling issues such as social media obsession and global humanity in his novel, “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing.”

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 SNAP SHOTS

Can I take your photo?

 What is the commonest photo subject? Women. And more specifically, portraits of women.

Professional portraits have something about them, something which distances good portraits from average ones. And let’s not bring selfies into this discussion. When you take time to analyze a “good” portrait, you always come up with the one deciding factor – and that is lighting.

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 Classical Connections

Threesomes  

  

An acquaintance of mine is fond of remarking that “chamber music is musicians’ music” and while I think I know what he trying to say, it implies that chamber music is too refined for most listeners to grasp. This of course is utter nonsense. Honestly, he needs to be poked with a pointed wooden stick for saying such daft things.

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  Mott the Dog

Savoy Brown: ‘Looking In’

This is probably Savoy Brown’s best and most successful album. It was recorded on a personnel precipice as within weeks of its release three quarters of the band deserted the ship, leaving leader Kim Simmonds on his own and looking for new band mates to form Savoy Brown version 5 (he’s probably up to version number 999 by now).

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Thailand News
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Prayer session held to honor the Chakri Dynasty


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Arts - Entertainment - World

Film Review: ‘A Star Is Born’ is dizzyingly wonderful

Los Angeles (AP) - It’s hard not to go into “A Star Is Born” without a lot of prejudgments. Even if you haven’t seen the other three versions, the mere fact that they exist, and with such formidable talent, is enough to make anyone scoff at the fact that Hollywood keeps dusting off this well-worn story about fame and love and addiction.

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Technology

Beyond fake news? Facebook to fact check photos, videos

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New York (AP) - Facebook says it is expanding its fact-checking program to include photos and videos as it fights fake news and misinformation on its service.

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Science & Nature

Nobel Prizes still struggle with wide gender disparity

Stavanger, Norway (AP) - Nobel Prizes are the most prestigious awards on the planet but the aura of this year’s announcements has been dulled by questions over why so few women have entered the pantheon, particularly in the sciences.

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