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The Monk Who Taught the World Mindfulness Awaits the End of This Life

The father of mindfulness returns home to transition to the next life
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Society, Thailand


Soul Serenade: Lavern Baker, “Tweedlee Dee”

There is no doubt that Atlantic Records played a huge role in exposing a wider audience to the sound of Rhythm & Blues. The label, which was founded by jazz lovers Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson in 1947, boasted a roster of artists that at one time or another included Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, and Sam & Dave. But in the beginning, there were pioneers at the label. They included artists like Ray Charles, Sticks McGhee, Ruth Brown, Joe Morris, the Clovers, the Clyde McPhatter...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Music, Chicago, Thailand, Atlantic, Philippines, Broadway, Marines, Vietnam, Detroit, Bangkok, Al Green, Baker, Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Clyde Mcphatter


Refugee footballer held in Thailand ‘losing hope’

London (AFP) – A footballer with refugee status who has been detained in Thailand for nearly two months over his alleged role in Bahrain’s Arab Spring protests is “losing hope”, according to a global players’... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Thailand, Soccer, Bahrain, Afp


Thais to vote in elections nearly five years after military coup

Thailand's long-awaited election will be held on March 24, the country's Election Commission announced Wednesday, after almost five years of military rule.
Tags: Asia, News, Thailand, Election Commission


Tiger poachers arrested by Thai police were part of Vietnamese gang

Police investigating discovery of animal’s remains warn of organised crime threat to Thailand’s tiger populationThai authorities investigating the discovery of the remains of a wild tiger in a taxi have warned that organised crime gangs are behind the capture and slaughter of Thailand’s endangered tiger population.Police, acting on a tip-off from a cab driver, arrested two men suspected of being members of a Vietnam-based syndicate involved in the trafficking of animal parts. The tiger was found...
Tags: Animals, Environment, World news, Thailand, Global development, Endangered Species, Illegal wildlife trade, Vietnam


'Please help me': refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi tells of his Thai jail ordeal

Exclusive: In an interview with the Guardian he pleads for his release and says he fears torture and jail if extradited to BahrainHakeem al-Araibi, the refugee footballer from Bahrain who was detained in Thailand while on his honeymoon, has said he is “losing hope” and believes he will be tortured again or even killed if he is deported to Bahrain.Speaking to the Guardian from Bangkok Remand Prison, a visibly distressed Al-Araibi said he was “terrified ” and that his fear was “getting worse every...
Tags: Human Rights, Australia, Football, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Australia sport, Australian politics, Fifa, Refugees, Melbourne, Torture, Bahrain, Bangkok Remand Prison


Escort who claimed Trump secrets 'committed no crimes': lawyer

The lawyer of a Belarussian escort who claimed she had proof of Russian collusion with Donald Trump's election campaign on Wednesday insisted on her innocence after she was released from custody for allegedly coercing women into prostitution. Anastasia Vashukevich, also known as Nastya Rybka, had been expected to speak to the media in Moscow but did not turn up. Vashukevich was arrested at a Moscow airport last week after being deported from Thailand as part of a group convicted of participati...
Tags: News, Thailand, Moscow, Donald Trump, Trump, Anastasia Vashukevich, Nastya Rybka, Vashukevich


Thailand marks stilted return to democracy with March election

The election, to be held on 24 March, will be the first since the 2014 military coupThailand will hold its long-awaited general election, the first since the 2014 military coup, on 24 March.The official announcement of the date, which came hours after King Maha Vajiralongkorn signed a royal decree formalising the election, marks a significant moment in Thailand’s stilted return to democracy. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Thaksin Shinawatra, Maha Vajiralongkorn


Thailand to hold elections on 24 March

After repeated postponements, polls will be first since military coup in 2014Thailand is to hold its long-awaited general election on 24 March, its first since a military coup almost five years ago.The announcement, which came hours after King Maha Vajiralongkorn signed a royal decree formalising the election, marks a significant moment in the country’s return to democracy. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Thaksin Shinawatra, Maha Vajiralongkorn


'Sex trainer' who said she could prove Russia meddled in US election freed

Escort Anastasia Vashukevich released from Moscow jail amid speculation she may have cut a dealA Belarusian “sex trainer” who had claimed she could prove a Russian oligarch’s ties to the Trump campaign has been released from a Moscow jail, amid speculation that she may have cut a deal for her freedom.Anastasia Vashukevich, the escort and model who also calls herself Nastya Rybka, became an unlikely figure in the sprawling “Russiagate” saga after she offered to trade information about collusion w...
Tags: Europe, Russia, US, World news, US news, Thailand, United States, US politics, Moscow, Belarus, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration, Trump-Russia investigation, Anastasia Vashukevich, Nastya Rybka


Thais to vote in elections nearly five years after military coup

Thailand's long-awaited election will be held on March 24, the country's Election Commission announced Wednesday, after almost five years of military rule.
Tags: Cnn, Thailand, Election Commission


Thailand to hold first election since coup on March 24

Thailand last held a successful election in 2011
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VCs give us their predictions for startups and tech in Southeast Asia in 2019

The new year is well underway and, before January is out, we polled VCs in Southeast Asia to get their thoughts on what to expect in 2019. The number of VCs in the region has increased massively in recent years, in no small part due to forecasts of growth in the tech space as internet access continues to shoot up among Southeast Asia’s cumulative population of more than 600 million consumers. There are other factors, including economic growth and emerging middle classes, but with more than 3.8 m...
Tags: Food, Fundings & Exits, TC, Uber, Asia, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Funding, US, Tech, E-commerce, Sea, Artificial Intelligence


Thai royal palace issues decree on 1st election since coup

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s royal palace has issued a decree announcing the holding of the first general election since the military took power in 2014. The date of the vote is to be announced by the Election Commission within five days. The decree published Wednesday in the Royal Gazette puts into effect the election laws […]
Tags: News, Ap, Thailand, Nation, Bangkok, Election Commission, Nation & World


Travel News: January 23, 2019

International tourism hits 2020 forecast two years early CNN Last year was a very good year for international tourism, according to a new report from the United Nations World Tourism Organization. In 2018, there were 1.4 billion international tourist arrivals, a figure the UNWTO didn’t expect global tourism to hit until 2020. “The growth of tourism in recent years confirms that the sector is today one of the most powerful drivers of economic growth and development,” said UNWTO Secretary-General...
Tags: Travel, Boston, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Thailand, Alaska, Delta, Nielsen, Seattle, Southwest Airlines, Cnbc, Alaska Airlines, News And Deals, Feb, Delta Southwest, United Nations World Tourism Organization


HBO’s Latest Horror Anthology Folklore Premieres in February

HBO’s latest horror anthology Folklore premieres in February HBO’s newest foray into the horror anthology genre, Folklore, has set a February 1 release date. The series, which contains six hour-long episodes, will take place in six Asian countries including Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. They also released a trailer for the series, which you can check out below. Each of the six episodes is based on that respective country’s folklore and mythology, which includes ...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Horror, Singapore, Thailand, Parliament, Folklore, HBO HBO, ComingSoon, HBO Asia, Horror Trailers, Indonesia Japan Korea Malaysia Singapore


Anastasia Vashukevich: Model who claimed evidence of Trump-Russian collusion freed from custody

A model from Belarus who has claimed she has recordings of conversations between Russian officials and members of the Trump campaign, has reportedly been freed from custody. Anastasia Vashukevich and three other individuals, were taken into Russian police custody after arriving in Moscow last week from Thailand, the TASS news agency said. Ms Vashukevich was then released on Tuesday after promising not to release further video or audio recordings of Russian metals magnate Oleg Deripaska, of who...
Tags: News, Russia, US, Thailand, Moscow, Belarus, Trump, TASS, Oleg Deripaska, Sergei Prikhodko, Anastasia Vashukevich, Ms Vashukevich


Belarus escort who claimed Trump secrets freed from Russian jail

A Belarusian escort who claimed she had proof of Russian collusion with Donald Trump's election campaign was freed from a Russian jail on Tuesday following her arrest last week, lawyers said. Anastasia Vashukevich, also known as Nastya Rybka, was arrested alongside Alexander Kirillov, a self-styled sex guru, when the two arrived at Moscow's main airport following their deportation from Thailand last Thursday. Vashukevich had been planning to travel on to the Belarusian capital Minsk.
Tags: News, Thailand, Moscow, Belarus, Donald Trump, Trump, Anastasia Vashukevich, Nastya Rybka, Vashukevich, Alexander Kirillov


Russia frees model from police custody who claimed Trump secrets: TASS

A model from Belarus who claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in U.S. President Donald Trump's election was freed from Russian police custody on Tuesday, but remains a suspect in an unrelated criminal case, the TASS news agency reported. Anastasia Vashukevich and three others were detained upon arrival at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on Thursday after being deported from Thailand. Russian authorities have said they suspect her of forcing women into prostitution, a charge that carr...
Tags: News, Russia, Thailand, Moscow, Belarus, Donald Trump, Trump, TASS, Sheremetyevo, Anastasia Vashukevich


Danyela D’Angelo to Appear at Kahr Firearms Group SHOT Show Booth

Danyela D'Angelo to Appear at Kahr Firearms Group SHOT Show Booth Greeley, PA – (Ammoland.com) – Kahr Firearms Group, a leader in innovative firearms design and manufacturing, is proud to announce that 16-year old competitive shooter Danyela D'Angelo will make a special appearance at the Kahr Firearms Group SHOT Show booth #13962. D'Angelo will be in the Kahr Firearms Group booth during the SHOT Show for a Fan Meet & Greet, where she will be signing posters and talking to fans. Her scheduled ...
Tags: Facebook, Usa, Guns, US, Thailand, D'angelo, Tommy, Angelo, Competitive Shooting News, Firearm News, Magnum Research Inc, Kahr Firearms Group, Eddie Garcia, Nick Saiti, Monica Arnold, Kahr Arms Auto Ordnance


Chiang Mai lattern festivals

I headed back to Chiang Mai for the annual Loy Krathong Yee Peng Lantern Festivals which were definitely trip highlight. Loy Krathong is celebrated across Thailand and involves releasing krathong decorated rafts with candles into the river. In Chian
Tags: Travel, Thailand, Chiang Mai, Loy Krathong


Thai police says bodies from river were missing activists

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand say DNA tests show that two bodies found washed up on the shore of the Mekong River in the country’s northeast are the corpses of anti-government activists. The two, known by the pseudonyms Puchana and Kasalong, were among three exiled activists who disappeared in December from Laos, where they […]
Tags: News, Ap, Thailand, Nation, Laos, Bangkok, Mekong River, Nation & World, Puchana, Kasalong


Australia soccer player says detained refugee is losing hope

BANGKOK (AP) — A former Australian soccer player has urged the sport’s governing bodies to push for the release of a Bahraini refugee athlete detained in Thailand while it weighs his extradition. Former national team member Craig Foster visited Hakeem al-Araibi at a Bangkok prison on Tuesday and said the detainee was losing hope after […]
Tags: News, Australia, Sports, Ap, Thailand, Bangkok, Craig Foster, Nation & World, Hakeem Al Araibi


View Bangkok from the King Power MahaNakhon Tower

King Power MahaNakhon is one of the most visually distinctive buildings in Southeast Asia. Up close it looks like a jumbled mess with pieces of the building missing. From a distance though it all makes sense. The missing pieces resemble pixels that are spiralling around the building. The building was completed in December 2016, and in April 2018 it was bought by King Power group and its name changed to King Power MahaNakhon. For the rest of this post I’m just going to refer to it as the Mahan...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Buildings, Bangkok, Travel Blog, Ho Chi Minh City, Orient Express, King Power, Petronas Twin Towers, Hong Kong Observation Deck, Ole Scheeren, Sky Deck, Empire City, Buro Ole Scheeren


An international student’s journal to success in hotel management | By Linchi Kwok

I was in Thailand for the Christmas and New Year holiday. It was a wonderful trip. The highlight of my trip was my stay at a hotel managed by Araya Rojanapirom, a recent graduate from the Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona.
Tags: Travel, Thailand, Linchi Kwok, Collins College of Hospitality Management, Araya Rojanapirom


Why You Should Take More Work Breaks, How to Market Your Videos, The State of Global Entrepreneurship and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

12 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—Help Your Employees Become Top Performers For many small business owners these days finding and keeping qualified employees can be a struggle. Once you hire high-potential employees, you have to continually invest in their success. Check out the infographic below from Manila Recruitment to learn how to groom top-performing employees.   2—Want to Take More Breaks at Work? Science is on Your Side. Guest post by Dr. Joseph Cilo...
Tags: Europe, Business, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, Youtube, Saudi Arabia, India, Africa, San Francisco, Cyprus, Indianapolis, Taiwan, Colombia, Thailand, Canada


How to Market Your Videos, The State of Global Entrepreneurship and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

11 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—Help Your Employees Become Top Performers For many small business owners these days finding and keeping qualified employees can be a struggle. Once you hire high-potential employees, you have to continually invest in their success. Check out the infographic below from Manila Recruitment to learn how to groom top-performing employees.   2—Helping American Businesses Go Global Kabbage, Inc., a global financial services, techn...
Tags: Europe, Business, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, India, Africa, San Francisco, Cyprus, Indianapolis, Taiwan, Colombia, Thailand, Canada, United States


Looking Back on Life in Paradise

Confused on where we are? I’m taking this moment while my travels are grounded to care for my mom to catch up on my black hole of un-blogged content. Here, I’m covering my time in Thailand from March through May of 2017. My apologies for any confusion with the timeline, and thanks for sticking with me. […] The post Looking Back on Life in Paradise appeared first on Alex In Wanderland.
Tags: Thailand, Koh Tao


Thailand commits to policy of not detaining migrant children

BANGKOK (AP) — Advocates for the protection of refugees and asylum seekers lauded a commitment by Thailand on Monday to release children held in its immigration detention centers. The U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, said Thai government ministries involved with the issue signed a memorandum of understanding providing a framework to meet a 2016 pledge by […]
Tags: News, Ap, Thailand, Nation, UNHCR, Bangkok, Nation & World


Could You Turn Down a $2.5B Partnership With Coca Cola – and Would You?

I think we can all agree that it’s a lot of money. Could you turn down a $2.5B partnership with Coca-Cola for your business? Furthermore, why would you? This is exactly what Harvard trained Phuong Tran, the deputy CEO of the THP Beverage Group, a leading beverage company in Vietnam did with her father. The THP Beverage Group Story I interviewed Phuong Tran this week who’s family turned down this offer to partner with Coca-Cola to produce their quality healthy drinks. She says they were initia...
Tags: Asia, Interviews, Russia, US, Sales, Harvard, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Coca Cola, Asia Australia, Phuong, Vietnam Laos, DepositPhotos, Energy Drink, THP Beverage Group