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Korat Nightlife & Entertainment / Banjong
« Last post by Taman Tun on Today at 06:50:28 AM »
Yesterday, despite Brexit, I reached the grand old age of 72.  We celebrated in Korat with a politically incorrect meal of shark’s fin soup. On the way home we decided to call in to Banjong at the 5 ways junction. We have been past this place many times so a visit was long overdue.  We went upstairs where a 3 piece band was playing.  The saxophonist has been around Korat a long time and used to play with the much missed K. Pepper.  The drinks menu features a long list of beers, but this being my birthday, we settled for a bottle of wine.  We had already eaten and so a return visit is required to try the food menu.  All in all, it seems a good place despite the proximity to a busy intersection.
Home: Britain / Re: The Brexit
« Last post by Johnnie F. on Yesterday at 10:59:32 PM »
 Petition Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU.

The government repeatedly claims exiting the EU is 'the will of the people'. We need to put a stop to this claim by proving the strength of public support now, for remaining in the EU. A People's Vote may not happen - so vote now.
A tropical storm left more than 100 houses damaged after it hit Nakhon Ratchasima province on Wednesday.

“We are in the process of surveying damages,” Nakhon Ratchasima Governor Wichian Chantanothai said yesterday, as he handed out relief items to storm victims in Sikhiu district.

He said authorities planned to ask soldiers to help with repairing the homes of victims.

Nong Sung, Chaloem Phra Kiat, and Nong Bunnak districts were also affected by the storm.

 Wichian advised people to check the structure of their houses because there could be several more storms during the season change.

“Local administrative bodies, meanwhile, must check billboards to ensure they are well secured,” he said.

Several big boards have previously fallen down during storms in Thailand, causing both casualties and property damage.

SOURCE: The Nation
Energy & Environment / Re: "No drought this year", says irrigation dept
« Last post by Johnnie F. on Yesterday at 07:35:42 PM »
Fruit farmers seek help as drought bites Say harvest in peril due to water crisis

Hundreds of fruit farmers in Trat rallied outside the provincial hall on Wednesday to pressure authorities into speeding up efforts to solve water shortages.

The farmers, from several tambons in Khao Saming district, said their orchards have been hit hard by drought and a poor harvest was likely if no action was taken to alleviate the problem.
They also demanded to meet the provincial governor to voice their plight in person.

The rally coincided with a meeting among provincial officials chaired by Trat deputy governor Supamit Chinsri to discuss drought relief measures for Muang, Bo Rai, and Khao Saming districts.

Sa-ard Bussayapinit, from tambon Sator in Khao Saming district, said time was running out for fruit farmers there to save their crops.

Sa-ard Bussayapinit, from tambon Sator in Khao Saming district, said time was running out for fruit farmers there to save their crops.

Mr Supamit was met with boos and jeers when he appeared and tried to talk to the protesters. Khao Saming district chief Pirawat Wangratkul, meanwhile, tried unsuccessfully to persuade the farmers to disperse.

It was reported that provincial authorities and local administrators locked horns at the meeting over what action to take.

Local administrators wanted drought-hit areas to be declared natural disaster zones so emergency funds could be allocated to address the issue, but provincial authorities disagreed.

Meanwhile, several livestock farmers in Ban Non Khum, in Nakhon Ratchasima's Phimai district, were forced to take their thirsty animals to a nearby village for water.

They also claimed that their animal feed stockpiles were running low.

Cattle farmer Wisit Thongtham, 45, said this year's drought has been especially bad and was taking its toll on water and food supplies.

He said the situation was likely to grow worse next month and called on authorities to come up with measures to tackle the drought problem for livestock farmers.

In Surin's Samrong Thap district, second rice-crop farmers in tambon Koh Kaew were being urged to stop drawing water onto their farms now that the effects of the drought were getting worse and locals were starting to struggle.

The farms cover about 2,000 rai of farmland.

They were told that the Ban Koh Kaew reservoir, which is the locality's main water supply, was drying up.

Dejkol Ardam, head of Samrong Thap district, said cooperation was needed otherwise there would not be enough water for household use.

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Home: Britain / Re: The Brexit
« Last post by Taman Tun on Yesterday at 03:42:01 AM »
As seen on Guido:-


— Jack Tindale (@JackTindale) March 11, 2019
Home: Britain / Re: The Brexit
« Last post by Johnnie F. on March 20, 2019, 09:09:56 PM »
May asked for a delay of 3 months. What does she want to achieve by that? I hope, the EU won't grant an extension longer than May 23, before the election. Longer bears heavy risks. Better not extend at all!
Google has been hit with a €1.5 billion antitrust fine from the European Union related to its AdSense business. In a press conference this morning, EU antitrust commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the tech giant had abused its dominant position in the market, forcing customers to refuse adverts from Google’s rivals.

“Google has cemented its dominance in online search adverts and shielded itself from competitive pressure by imposing anti-competitive contractual restrictions on third-party websites,” said Vestager in a press statement. “This is illegal under EU antitrust rules.”

The fine is the third major penalty the EU has levied against the tech giant in recent years, and closes its last ongoing probe of the company. Google was fined a record €4.3 billion last year for abusing its market dominance in mobile, and €2.4 billion the year before that for manipulating shopping search results. Google is currently appealing both cases.

With the new penalty, Google’s total EU antitrust bill now stands at €8.2 billion ($9.3 billion). Today’s fine was lower than the previous two as Google actively worked with the European Commission to change its AdSense policies after the EU announced its case in 2016.

EU officials said that from 2006 onwards Google prevented AdSense customers from featuring rival search engines on their sites. AdSense let customers including retailers and newspapers place a Google search box on their website. Then, when users used the search engine, Google showed them ads and split the commission with the website’s owner.

Originally, AdSense customers were not allowed to feature rival search engines as well as Google’s. In 2009, the tech company allowed the inclusion rival search engines, as long as Google’s search box was more prominent. Then, in 2016, it removed these terms entirely.

This climb-down reflects AdSense’s diminishing importance for Google. The business was once a steady earner, but never a major part of the company’s revenue stream. According to Bloomberg, AdSense contributed less than 20 percent of the company’s income in 2015 and has declined ever since. “If you look at the annual reports, AdSense is less and less relevant,” Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Aitor Ortiz told the publication.

Although today’s fine brings an end to the EU’s current trilogy of probes, the organization is still looking at a number of other areas of Google’s business and could open new charges against the company in future.

the Verge
Transport & Traffic / Bus flips in Nakhon Ratchasima, 31 hurt
« Last post by Johnnie F. on March 20, 2019, 01:51:19 PM »
Thirty-one passengers were injured, two critically, when a Nong Khai-Rayong bus overturned in Nakhon Ratchasima early Wednesday morning.

Police and rescue workers were summoned at 2.40am to the scene on Mitraparp Highway in Ban Don Tabaeng, Noen Sung district.

The blue-and-white air-conditioned bus was carrying 41 passengers.

Police suspect that the driver, whose name was withheld, dozed off behind the wheel.

The Nation
I was group lead on Interior Design for the Bombardier CRJ 100/200 and then project lead for the CRJ interiors.
I know where your coming from, I had a liaison engineer on the shop floor as all changes had to be documented and approved. When I had a "NEW" engineer in the group I would asses his/her capabilities for a couple of weeks and also the train them on the way we engineered the interiors, if that person had problems visualizing the product I would send him out to my liaison engineer to help him with the concept of where and how the components fitted in the a/c. I even had one guy that came into the group and was very proud of the engineers ring that he got from university, I sent this engineer to the shop floor and a week later my  liaison engineer cam back to me and said we better get rid of this guy as he is a danger to himself, let alone the job. After another month I was able to pass him on to another group in the company.
And this is prevalent in our management too, every time I had a new boss I had to train him/her that we worked differently to the other groups.
The direct system specialist that we had signing off the engineering where always in direct contact with us and new what the product was, it was the next level up that we had problems with.
The problems that Boeing & FAA are having due to manpower is not only in the US its an industry in a major growth spurt right now and qualified personnel are hard to come by. As airlines are having trouble getting pilots then one only has to look at the rest of the iceberg...

Home: Britain / Re: The Brexit
« Last post by Taman Tun on March 19, 2019, 04:05:36 PM »
Parliament exists to carry out the wishes of the People.  However, Parliament has completely lost sight of this fact.

Aux armes, Citoyens
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