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Korat News / 559kg of marijuana found in Korat
« Last post by thaiga on July 18, 2018, 05:08:40 PM »
559kg of marijuana found in Korat

A total of 559kg of marijuana was found in a pickup truck abandoned in a cassava plantation in Nakhon Ratchasima's Chalerm Phra Kiat district on Wednesday morning.
Nakhon Ratchasima police chief Maj Gen Watcharin Boonkong told a press conference that Chalerm Phras Kiat officers were setting up a road checkpoint near Nakhon Ratchasima International Airport when they were alerted to a pickup spotted in a nearby plantation.

The team then cancelled the road checkpoint and investigated the plantation instead. They waited until noon and nobody turned up so they towed the pickup back to the police station.

The owner of the pickup, which was registered in Nakhon Ratchasima, would be interrogated, Watcharin said.
Meanwhile in the USA / Re: Trump wins presidency
« Last post by thaiga on July 18, 2018, 01:47:12 PM »
Word for Word

Word for Word: President Trump Says He Misspoke on Russia's Election Meddling (C-SPAN)
Meanwhile in the USA / nothing is impossible unless you make it impossible
« Last post by nan on July 18, 2018, 01:17:37 PM »
heart and grit
nice to see the good guy made it and come out top,on his first day at work his car broke down,so he walks 20 miles to work to save his job,his boss values his dedication and presents him with a car. good stories are hard to come by.

Alabama employee gets new car from boss after 20-mile walk
General Discussions / Re: 13 trapped in a cave,12 boys and their coach
« Last post by nan on July 18, 2018, 12:45:45 PM »
I read in the news Tesla investors are demanding an apology from Elon Musk,his behaviour is shaking investor confidence,so is that really an apology or are they worried about there investment,being told from other people to apologise,if you do make an apology it's not from the heart,but because other people advised you to.

an apology doesn't always change that person,or even last that long speaking from my own experience,on this very forum.
General Discussions / Re: Real Thailand
« Last post by nan on July 18, 2018, 11:08:22 AM »
he he

ขันหมากสายย่อ พีท & ตั้ม
Meanwhile in the USA / Re: Trump wins presidency
« Last post by Johnnie F. on July 18, 2018, 07:59:36 AM »
Now he just "misspoke", forgot to say "not".  ::)
Half as serious and less / Re: could be yours for a dollar or two
« Last post by nan on July 17, 2018, 08:42:02 PM »
give the wolf a whistle
Meanwhile in the USA / Re: Trump wins presidency
« Last post by Johnnie F. on July 17, 2018, 06:36:17 PM »
How could he "blame" him for meddling in the US 2016 election, if he had to thank him for managing to get elected against all odds? ::)
Shock as Trump backs Putin over US election meddling

President says past US policy 'foolish' but his summit remarks labelled 'treasonous'

 US President Donald Trump, facing a barrage of criticism for his comments during a news conference in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin, insisted in a post on Twitter yesterday that he has "GREAT confidence in MY intelligence people."

US lawmakers roundly condemned Mr Trump for his comments at the conference with Mr Putin - which followed a meeting between the two behind closed doors for two-plus hours - where he cast doubt on his own intelligence agencies' findings that Russia meddled with the 2016 US presidential election.

Standing side-by-side with Mr Putin, Mr Trump yesterday refused to blame the Russian leader for meddling in the US 2016 election, casting doubt on the findings of his own intelligence agencies and sparking a storm of criticism at home.

President Trump Holds a Joint Press Conference with the President of the Russian Federation
Trans fats ban could burn small businesses: expert

 Nutritionists praise health move but local bakeries brace for impacts.

THAILAND’S BAN on trans fats is being applauded by consumer protection activists and nutritionists but a food-industry expert says the government action could lead to chaos in small bakeries and dairy beverage businesses.

The ban will be enforced on January 8 next year, six months after the Public Health Ministry implemented a ministerial regulation to ban the production, import, and sale of products with partially hydrogenated oils. Those oils are the main source of trans fats, and medical researchers say their elimination will reduce people’s risk of cardiovascular disease.

 The science on trans fats is clear: they are linked to heart disease and diabetes, among other illnesses.

Nutritionist Sanga Damapong on Sunday said trans fats can be found in crispy snacks, french fries, cookies, shortening, margarine, non-dairy creamers and dry fast foods.

“Trans fats can cause many deaths because they contribute to the risk of cardiovascular disease,” he said.

Sanga said trans fats, a type of unsaturated fat, were first industrially produced from vegetable fats 50 to 60 years ago. They greatly reduce the cost of manufacturing some food products while extending their shelf-life, eliminating odour and arguably making food tastier.

“After they began being used commercially around the world, people noticed an increase in non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases – predominantly heart attacks and strokes – high blood pressure and diabetes,” Sanga said. “Studies were conducted and trans fats were identified as the culprit.”

He said the move should have little effect on Thai food manufacturers since the ministry had advised them that the ban was coming and they have already made adjustments. Also, they have another six months to alter product labels, he said.

Consumer protection activists are cheering the decision to ban trans fats in food and drinks, said Foundation for Consumers secretary-general Saree Aongsomwang. She urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and related agencies to regularly examine food and drink in the marketplace after the ban goes into full effect to make sure that all food producers follow the law.

“This is a progressive move to protect customers by reducing their health risk from daily consumption of food and drink. Until now, there has been no guarantee for health-conscious consumers that they could totally avoid trans fats in their food, due to a lack of detailed labels on products, Saree said.

“After this ban is in effect, consumers will no longer have to look for a ‘trans-fats free’ label to select healthy foods, as all varieties of food and drink will be required by law to be trans fats free. But it will need strict law enforcement and regular random inspections by the FDA and other related organisations.”

Saree agreed with Sanga that the six-month period before the ban begins is long enough for the food business to adapt to the law without affecting consumers.

Food-industry expert Wassaphon Saengseethong, also known as SchwedaKong, said large food companies have already adapted to the new regulations.

He said that only a few foods in the Thai marketplace have trans fats, but warned that small food and bakery businesses might find it hard to adapt to the new food guidelines.

“From my experience, it will be very hard for the small food and drink businesses to adapt to this new regulation. The main ingredients for their bakery products and dairy beverages, such as coffee and milk tea, require margarine, shortening, and non-dairy creamer as a cheaper and preferred substitute for real dairy products,” Wassaphon said.

“This ban may temporarily affect the price of food and drink. After businesses have adapted to this ban, the situation will go back to normal.”
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