State eyes options to retain fuel cap

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The Bangkok Post

State eyes options to retain fuel cap Borrowing to surge to maintain funding The government is looking for additional sources of funding to finance its energy subsidies, as its financial assistance is running low while global oil prices are approaching US$100 a barrel. The Oil Fuel Fund Office (Offo) previously paid 7 billion baht a month to cap the diesel price at 29.94 baht a litre, compared with the regular price of 33.73 baht a litre — driven by a global surge in oil prices — and fix the price of liquefied petroleum gas at 318 baht per 15-kilogram gas cylinder, compared with the regular pr… Read more about State eyes options to retain fuel cap

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Time running out for govt before next poll

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The Bangkok Post

The government may be alive, but it might as well be considered dead if we take into consideration all the buzz about its prospects in the next election. People are pondering: Will strategic voting work? If so, for which camp? What is more likely to become the deciding factor for voters — the infighting in the ruling Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) or mutual attacks between the opposition Pheu Thai and Move Forward? The questions are intensely deliberated as political pundits try to make sense of the new political landscape. Some of them, especially those behind the Pheu Thai camp, have floated… Read more about Time running out for govt before next poll

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MP truancy taints House

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The Bangkok Post

Students who skip class get marks deducted. Workers who don’t show up see their wages cut. Shouldn’t irresponsible MPs who miss House sessions face action too?” That was the question on the lips of many Thais voters after news of the latest House session collapse broke last week. Once again, the session was brought to an early end by the lack of a quorum due to absent MPs. It is worth mentioning that Thursday’s events are far from unprecedented, being the third time in a week, and sixth since the House resumed in November. The House generally only meets twice a week, with a break for the festi… Read more about MP truancy taints House

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Intel and Alphawave Announce Partnership for Intel Foundry Services

Alphawave IP will be a key anchor member of Intel Foundry Services Accelerator – IP Alliance focusing on leading-edge connectivity solutions LONDON and CHANDLER, Ariz. and TORONTO, Feb. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alphawave IP (LN:AWE), a global leader in high-speed connectivity for the world’s technology infrastructure, is pleased to announce entering a partnership with […]

McDaniel sisters bask in glory after clinching historic World Cup berth together

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Philippine Star

Luisa Morales – Philstar.com February 7, 2022 | 1:17pm MANILA, Philippines — Being able to achieve a milestone in your life as an athlete is one thing, but to be able to reach it with your family playing by your side is another. And for sisters Chandler and Olivia McDaniel, being together with the Philippine women’s national football team as they reached the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup made it all the more special. Both having played huge roles for the Filipina booters in the Women’s Asian Cup in India, the sisters shared the delight of being able to create history together. “Being able to go … Read more about McDaniel sisters bask in glory after clinching historic World Cup berth together

Illegal landfills hard to suppress, crackdown shows

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The Bangkok Post

Illegal landfills hard to suppress, crackdown shows Over 180 suspects held after clean-up operation The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) has launched an operation to shut down illegal landfills nationwide. The effort stems from complaints lodged over improper waste disposal resulting in air pollution and adverse environmental impacts. Residents nearby landfills must endure not only strong odours but are also exposed to health effects including diseases transmitted by insects. The piles of waste can also contaminate water sources. CIB commissioner Pol Lt Gen Jirabhop Bhuridej said the operati… Read more about Illegal landfills hard to suppress, crackdown shows