Seaborn Networks’ CEO Larry Schwartz is Named in List of 100 Most Powerful People in Telecoms Worldwide

BOSTON, Dec. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Seaborn Networks (“Seaborn”), a leading developer-owner-operator of submarine fiber optic cable systems, is pleased to announce that Larry Schwartz, Seaborn’s Chairman & CEO, has been named one of the 100 most powerful people in the telecoms industry by Global Telecoms Business (“GTB”). The Power 100 List annually identifies […]

Mayo Clinic to begin Prospective Clinical Study with Medibio Technology for Expanded Market Opportunities

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The 1st free cross-border ecommerce library available to online merchants

A competitive edge instrumental in succeeding in today’s dynamic retail world AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Dec. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Acapture, a global, data-driven omnichannel PSP, has released a complete library of free infographics for merchants, outlining the latest exclusive data for 31 of the world’s most exciting ecommerce markets. Online retailers, marketplaces, and other ecommerce merchants […]

Qatar Airways opens fourth new gateway into Thailand with new service to Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, 14 December, 2017 – Qatar Airways celebrated the launch of its fourth gateway into Thailand with its inaugural service to Chiang Mai, as Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, hosted a press conference today at the Shangri-La Hotel in Chiang Mai alongside the Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, and the Qatari Minister of Transport and Communications, His Excellency Jassim Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti.

Qatar Airways opens fourth new gateway into Thailand
Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor (3rd from left), H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive (center), and Mr. Marwan Koleilat, Qatar Airways Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific (3rd from right), at the press conference to announce Qatar Airways’ inaugural Doha-Chiang Mai flight

Following the arrival of QR822 on 13 December, the airline’s first flight to Chiang Mai, H.E. Mr. Al Baker discussed Qatar Airways’ ambitious expansion of its global route network. He also highlighted the airline’s commitment to generating tourist traffic to Chiang Mai.

He said: “We are very excited to have launched our direct non-stop service to Chiang Mai. As our award-winning airline continues to grow its global network, expanding our presence with a fourth gateway into Thailand has always been a priority for us. We have no doubt that Chiang Mai will prove a very popular destination for holiday-makers looking to explore this beautiful city with its stunning temples and mountain scenery. Putting the city on our global route map also connects local travellers from Chiang Mai to our extensive network of more than 150 destinations with award-winning Qatar Airways.”

H.E. Mr. Soonthorn Chaiyindeepum, Thai Ambassador to Qatar, who joined the press conference, said: “Everyone in Chiang Mai is delighted to welcome Qatar Airways to Thailand’s second largest city. This new route extends the deep bonds of friendship that already exist between our two countries. Nearly 3,400 Thai citizens have made Qatar their home, including 1,224 who work for Qatar Airways.

“Together, the citizens of our two counties will work in partnership to strengthen tourism in Thailand and Qatar through building stronger transport links. This new route between Doha and Chiang Mai is a tangible proof of the strengthening of these ties. We look forward to deepening those links with the opening of Qatar Airways’ fifth Thai gateway when flights to U-Tapao near Pattaya commence in January next year. I would like to thank all of my colleagues in the diplomatic services of Qatar and Thailand as well as Qatar Airways for their tireless work to achieve this historic service.”

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, said: “Throughout 2017 we have positioned Thailand as a ‘Preferred Destination’ to ensure Thailand is kept front and centre when tourists consider where next to travel. So to end the year with launch of Qatar Airways new route between Doha and Chiang Mai is testimony to the success of our strategy to deepen our links with key markets.

“The start of Qatar Airways’ new four times a week service will significantly improve how we raise the profile of Thailand and Chiang Mai to long-haul overseas visitors in our highest source markets. As one of the top airlines in the world, we are delighted to welcome the start of this new service from Qatar Airways, which will enable us to warmly welcome even more tourists from the airline’s diverse route network, so they can experience Thailand’s unique hospitality and culture for themselves.”

Squadron Leader Monthanik Rakngam, General Manager of Chiang Mai International Airport, said: “We are honoured to welcome the world’s best airline, Qatar Airways, to operate services to and from Chiang Mai International Airport. The start of direct links between Chiang Mai and Doha is a major step forward for Chiang Mai and will help to further deepen relations between Thailand and Qatar. Qatar Airways’ modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft and extensive global network will also enhance connections for business and leisure travellers alike increasing Chiang Mai International Airport’s reputation as a major hub airport.”

As Thailand’s second largest city, Chiang Mai is famous for its relaxed lifestyle. The city is a highly-popular tourist destination, with visitors drawn to its hundreds of ancient and beautiful temples, nearby rainforest reserves, stunning mountain scenery and peaceful country villages. But modern Chiang Mai is also home to many international businesses, which have relocated to take advantage of its excellent infrastructure, including direct international flight connections to all the major countries in the region, including flights with Qatar Airways’ codeshare partner, Bangkok Airways.

Qatar Airways will operate four times-weekly service to Chiang Mai with an Airbus A330-200 aircraft, which features 24 seats in Business Class and 236 seats in Economy Class. Passengers will be able to enjoy the airline’s superior entertainment system Orxy One, offering up to 4,000 entertainment options.

Qatar Airways, one of the fastest growing airlines in the history of aviation, will continue to expand its global network in 2018 by adding flights to Canberra, Australia; Penang, Malaysia and Cardiff, UK, to name just a few.

Now celebrating its 20th successful year of operations, Qatar Airways has one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the world, with more than 200 aircraft flying to business and leisure destinations across six continents.

The award-winning airline has received a number of accolades this year, including ‘Airline of the Year’ by the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards, which was held at the Paris Air Show. This is the fourth time that Qatar Airways has been given this global recognition as the world’s best airline. In addition to being voted ‘World’s Best Airline’ by travellers from around the world, Qatar’s national carrier also won a raft of other major awards at the ceremony, including ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’

Doha – Chiang Mai Flight Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Doha (DOH) to Chiang Mai (CNX) QR822 departs: 19:55 arrives: 06:00

Chiang Mai – Doha Flight Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Chiang Mai (CNX) to Doha (DOH) QR823 departs: 07:10 arrives: 10:55

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EGAT and communities harvest rice at the rice field in North Bangkok Power Plant

          EGAT and communities harvested the rice planted in the demonstration rice field on Mother’s Day, at Biological Way of Life Demonstration Rice Field for learning the King’s Philosophy, EGAT Headquarters. The harvested rice seeds would be given to biological way of life communities for household consumption and milled for the needy students.

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          On December 8, 2017, Dr. Siri Jirapongphan, Minister of Energy joined the rice harvest under the activity “Plant on Mother’s Day, Harvest on Father’s Day” implemented by the cooperation of Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and surrounding communities to carry on His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s wishes and honor his benevolence. The activity was also joined by Mr. Thammayot Srichuai, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Energy, Mr. Amphol Ungkapakornkul, Vice Governor of Nonthaburi, EGAT executives and staff, EGAT affiliates, and surrounding communities at Biological Way of Life Demonstration Rice Field for learning the King’s Philosophy, covering an area of 1 rai in Namprathai Park, EGAT Headquarters, Nonthaburi Province.

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          Mr. Kornrasit Pakchotanon, EGAT Governor, said that on August 21, EGAT and the communities had planted the rice in the demonstration field, and the plants were grown up and ready for harvest. The main species of rice grown is Pathum Thani 1 which is a disease-resistant species and popular in the central region. It is expected that the its product will reach 400 kg. Some rice seeds will be given to EGAT’s Biological Way of Life Network for household consumption, while others will be milled to rice for Lunch Project of Suksa Songkro Bang Kruai School.

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          Around the demonstration rice field is the demonstration of Biological way of Life such as planting, aqua-animal feeding, livestock, environmental management with chemical-free process by Effective Microorganisms, a model of EGAT’s reforestation project comprising headwaters, midstream, and downstream, check dam building, Kaem Ling or Monkey’s Cheeks project, and vetiver grass planting in accordance with the King’s Philosophy. All the water used at the field is released from the North Bangkok Power Plant’s cooling tower treated in the waste water pond, to make the worthwhile use of water. This shows that North Bangkok Power Plant has good environmental management without the damage on plants and animals in the vicinity of the power plant.

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          A rice blessing ceremony, a performance of rice harvest song by Ms. Kwanchit Sriprachan, National Artist in Performing Arts (Folk songs – Pleng E-Saew) in 1996, a demonstration of rice harvest by Mrs. Sirirat Soiklom, Outstanding Agriculturist of Nonthaburi and a member of community enterprise network under EGAT’s Biological Way of Life Project, an integrated farming system exhibition, and a demonstration of rice threshing and milling are also found in the event.

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EGAT and communities harvest rice at the rice field in North Bangkok Power Plant

          EGAT and communities harvested the rice planted in the demonstration rice field on Mother’s Day, at Biological Way of Life Demonstration Rice Field for learning the King’s Philosophy, EGAT Headquarters. The harvested rice seeds would be given to biological way of life communities for household consumption and milled for the needy students.

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          On December 8, 2017, Dr. Siri Jirapongphan, Minister of Energy joined the rice harvest under the activity “Plant on Mother’s Day, Harvest on Father’s Day” implemented by the cooperation of Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and surrounding communities to carry on His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s wishes and honor his benevolence. The activity was also joined by Mr. Thammayot Srichuai, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Energy, Mr. Amphol Ungkapakornkul, Vice Governor of Nonthaburi, EGAT executives and staff, EGAT affiliates, and surrounding communities at Biological Way of Life Demonstration Rice Field for learning the King’s Philosophy, covering an area of 1 rai in Namprathai Park, EGAT Headquarters, Nonthaburi Province.

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          Mr. Kornrasit Pakchotanon, EGAT Governor, said that on August 21, EGAT and the communities had planted the rice in the demonstration field, and the plants were grown up and ready for harvest. The main species of rice grown is Pathum Thani 1 which is a disease-resistant species and popular in the central region. It is expected that the its product will reach 400 kg. Some rice seeds will be given to EGAT’s Biological Way of Life Network for household consumption, while others will be milled to rice for Lunch Project of Suksa Songkro Bang Kruai School.

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          Around the demonstration rice field is the demonstration of Biological way of Life such as planting, aqua-animal feeding, livestock, environmental management with chemical-free process by Effective Microorganisms, a model of EGAT’s reforestation project comprising headwaters, midstream, and downstream, check dam building, Kaem Ling or Monkey’s Cheeks project, and vetiver grass planting in accordance with the King’s Philosophy. All the water used at the field is released from the North Bangkok Power Plant’s cooling tower treated in the waste water pond, to make the worthwhile use of water. This shows that North Bangkok Power Plant has good environmental management without the damage on plants and animals in the vicinity of the power plant.

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          A rice blessing ceremony, a performance of rice harvest song by Ms. Kwanchit Sriprachan, National Artist in Performing Arts (Folk songs – Pleng E-Saew) in 1996, a demonstration of rice harvest by Mrs. Sirirat Soiklom, Outstanding Agriculturist of Nonthaburi and a member of community enterprise network under EGAT’s Biological Way of Life Project, an integrated farming system exhibition, and a demonstration of rice threshing and milling are also found in the event.

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EGAT and communities harvest rice at the rice field in North Bangkok Power Plant

          EGAT and communities harvested the rice planted in the demonstration rice field on Mother’s Day, at Biological Way of Life Demonstration Rice Field for learning the King’s Philosophy, EGAT Headquarters. The harvested rice seeds would be given to biological way of life communities for household consumption and milled for the needy students.

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          On December 8, 2017, Dr. Siri Jirapongphan, Minister of Energy joined the rice harvest under the activity “Plant on Mother’s Day, Harvest on Father’s Day” implemented by the cooperation of Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and surrounding communities to carry on His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s wishes and honor his benevolence. The activity was also joined by Mr. Thammayot Srichuai, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Energy, Mr. Amphol Ungkapakornkul, Vice Governor of Nonthaburi, EGAT executives and staff, EGAT affiliates, and surrounding communities at Biological Way of Life Demonstration Rice Field for learning the King’s Philosophy, covering an area of 1 rai in Namprathai Park, EGAT Headquarters, Nonthaburi Province.

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          Mr. Kornrasit Pakchotanon, EGAT Governor, said that on August 21, EGAT and the communities had planted the rice in the demonstration field, and the plants were grown up and ready for harvest. The main species of rice grown is Pathum Thani 1 which is a disease-resistant species and popular in the central region. It is expected that the its product will reach 400 kg. Some rice seeds will be given to EGAT’s Biological Way of Life Network for household consumption, while others will be milled to rice for Lunch Project of Suksa Songkro Bang Kruai School.

20171214E 03

          Around the demonstration rice field is the demonstration of Biological way of Life such as planting, aqua-animal feeding, livestock, environmental management with chemical-free process by Effective Microorganisms, a model of EGAT’s reforestation project comprising headwaters, midstream, and downstream, check dam building, Kaem Ling or Monkey’s Cheeks project, and vetiver grass planting in accordance with the King’s Philosophy. All the water used at the field is released from the North Bangkok Power Plant’s cooling tower treated in the waste water pond, to make the worthwhile use of water. This shows that North Bangkok Power Plant has good environmental management without the damage on plants and animals in the vicinity of the power plant.

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          A rice blessing ceremony, a performance of rice harvest song by Ms. Kwanchit Sriprachan, National Artist in Performing Arts (Folk songs – Pleng E-Saew) in 1996, a demonstration of rice harvest by Mrs. Sirirat Soiklom, Outstanding Agriculturist of Nonthaburi and a member of community enterprise network under EGAT’s Biological Way of Life Project, an integrated farming system exhibition, and a demonstration of rice threshing and milling are also found in the event.

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EGAT and communities harvest rice at the rice field in North Bangkok Power Plant

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          EGAT and communities harvested the rice planted in the demonstration rice field on Mother’s Day, at Biological Way of Life Demonstration Rice Field for learning the King’s Philosophy, EGAT Headquarters. The harvested rice seeds would be given to biological way of life communities for household consumption and milled for the needy students.

20171214E 01

          On December 8, 2017, Dr. Siri Jirapongphan, Minister of Energy joined the rice harvest under the activity “Plant on Mother’s Day, Harvest on Father’s Day” implemented by the cooperation of Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and surrounding communities to carry on His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s wishes and honor his benevolence. The activity was also joined by Mr. Thammayot Srichuai, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Energy, Mr. Amphol Ungkapakornkul, Vice Governor of Nonthaburi, EGAT executives and staff, EGAT affiliates, and surrounding communities at Biological Way of Life Demonstration Rice Field for learning the King’s Philosophy, covering an area of 1 rai in Namprathai Park, EGAT Headquarters, Nonthaburi Province.

20171214E 02

          Mr. Kornrasit Pakchotanon, EGAT Governor, said that on August 21, EGAT and the communities had planted the rice in the demonstration field, and the plants were grown up and ready for harvest. The main species of rice grown is Pathum Thani 1 which is a disease-resistant species and popular in the central region. It is expected that the its product will reach 400 kg. Some rice seeds will be given to EGAT’s Biological Way of Life Network for household consumption, while others will be milled to rice for Lunch Project of Suksa Songkro Bang Kruai School.

20171214E 03

          Around the demonstration rice field is the demonstration of Biological way of Life such as planting, aqua-animal feeding, livestock, environmental management with chemical-free process by Effective Microorganisms, a model of EGAT’s reforestation project comprising headwaters, midstream, and downstream, check dam building, Kaem Ling or Monkey’s Cheeks project, and vetiver grass planting in accordance with the King’s Philosophy. All the water used at the field is released from the North Bangkok Power Plant’s cooling tower treated in the waste water pond, to make the worthwhile use of water. This shows that North Bangkok Power Plant has good environmental management without the damage on plants and animals in the vicinity of the power plant.

20171214E 04

          A rice blessing ceremony, a performance of rice harvest song by Ms. Kwanchit Sriprachan, National Artist in Performing Arts (Folk songs – Pleng E-Saew) in 1996, a demonstration of rice harvest by Mrs. Sirirat Soiklom, Outstanding Agriculturist of Nonthaburi and a member of community enterprise network under EGAT’s Biological Way of Life Project, an integrated farming system exhibition, and a demonstration of rice threshing and milling are also found in the event.

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Qatar Airways launches Doha-Chiang Mai direct flights

Qatar Airways has opened direct flights between Doha, the capital of Qatar, and Chiang Mai, Thailand’s popular tourist destination in the North, with the inauguration flight arriving in Chiang Mai from Doha on Wednesday (Dec 13).

The inauguration flight was warmly greeted on its arrival at the Chiang Mai international airport by representatives of agencies concerned.

Boontha Chailert, president of the Chiang Mai Tourism Business Association, said Chiang Mai is the fourth destination in Thailand for Qater Airways to make direct flights to from Doha.

Each Doha-Chiang Mai direct flight is expected to generate about 7 million baht per flight in revenue from tourism during the cold season, he said.

Qatar Airways executive Akbar Al Baker said the route has been opened because Chiang Mai is very popular to passengers from the Middle East.

Qatar Airways will make four direct flights to Chiang Mai per week on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday�with Airbus A330-200 which accommodates up to 260 passengers.

Qatar Airways will fly the Doha-Chiang Mai direct route from Dec 12 to May next year and will resume the service in October.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)