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  1. Dutchman wanted over property scam arrested at airport A Dutch fugitive wanted for almost a decade in connection with a European property investment fraud was arrested at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok on Saturday morning. The arrest of Olav-Wilhelmus Johannes Baartmans, who had been in hiding in Thailand, was the result of a joint operation by Thai police and Interpol. Baartmans, who did not carry a passport, was detained as he went to meet a friend at the airport. He was initially charged with staying in Thailand without permission. Interpol Thailand office head Pol Maj-General Apichat Suriboonya was informed by Interpol Netherlands two years ago that the suspect had fled to Thailand in August 2007. It is alleged he led a transnational gang that preyed on people in various European countries, persuading them to invest in Turkish properties with a promise of huge returns within a short time. Full story: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/national/30307257 -- © Copyright The Nation 2017-02-25
  2. Tragedy played out on Facebook as sick and uninsured Bangkok expat dies on the way to hospital BANGKOK:-- A foreign man was killed following a road traffic accident on Friday while on the way to hospital to seek treatment for a severely infected leg. Just hours earlier, the dead man identified as Christian Melzer, had posted in the Bangkok & Expats Facebook group asking for help regarding his infected leg. Mr Melzer posted asking for information on which hospital in Bangkok would treat him despite having only social security and no private insurance. "Who can tell me a good, really good hospital which I can visit with Social Security???", the post read. "Never mind in which area in BKK Ort around. I have 6 months to fight with an infection and my hospital (Chalurat 9) not get it away... "I have much pain and I don't know what to do anymore ..." Accompanying the post was a graphic photo of his severely infected leg. Replies to the post urged Mr Melzer to seek urgent medical attention. However, Mr Melzer suggested that he had no money to pay for treatment and no private insurance, saying that it could take a month for social security to pay any medical bills. "Thank you for all the replies, but it seems I also can forget that. Even to change the allowed hospital by the social security take about one month ... "Don't know what I can do more ..." While people continued to post advice to Mr Melzer, a Facebook user posted a video to a Thai news site reporting on the death of a foreign man following a road traffic accident. The news report, which was filmed just hours after Mr Melzer had posted asking for advice about his leg identified him as the victim. Details of the accident remain unclear, however, from the video footage supplied to Thai news site Baabin.com, first responders believe Mr Melzer was riding his motorbike and collided with the side of an overpass, falling to his death. -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2017-2-25
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    Leicester sack Ranieri nine months after stunning triumph By Toby Davis (Reuters) - Premier League champions Leicester City sacked Italian manager Claudio Ranieri on Thursday, nine months after he clinched one of soccer's most remarkable triumphs but with the team now hovering above the relegation zone. Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/970446-thai-owned-leicester-sack-ranieri-nine-months-after-stunning-triumph/
  4. Leicester sack Ranieri nine months after stunning triumph By Toby Davis (Reuters) - Premier League champions Leicester City sacked Italian manager Claudio Ranieri on Thursday, nine months after he clinched one of soccer's most remarkable triumphs but with the team now hovering above the relegation zone. Ranieri's side stunned the sporting world when they secured a maiden English top-flight title last May, having begun the season as 5000-1 outsiders, but have struggled to repeat those heroics in the current campaign. They are currently 17th in the table, a point and a place above the bottom three, having lost their past five league matches. They are the only side in the top four English divisions without a league goal in 2017. "Leicester City Football Club has tonight (Thursday) parted company with its first team manager, Claudio Ranieri," the club said in a statement. "Claudio, appointed City manager in July 2015, led the Foxes to the greatest triumph in the club’s 133-year history last season, as we were crowned champions of England for the first time. His status as the most successful Leicester City manager of all time is without question," it added. "However, domestic results in the current campaign have placed the club’s Premier League status under threat and the board reluctantly feels that a change of leadership, while admittedly painful, is necessary in the club’s greatest interest." The decision came 24 hours after the team put in a spirited performance in a 2-1 Champions League last 16 first-leg defeat at Sevilla with former Leicester and England striker Gary Lineker leading a chorus of disapproval among the pundits. "After all that Claudio Ranieri has done for Leicester City, to sack him now is inexplicable, unforgivable and gut-wrenchingly sad," Lineker said on Twitter. UNDER PRESSURE Ranieri had come under pressure following Leicester's amazing title success, with the team battling relegation amid media reports suggesting he had lost the dressing room. The club gave him "unwavering support" in a statement two weeks ago, but Leicester suffered another low last weekend when they lost in the FA Cup fifth round at third-tier Millwall. Leicester's disjointed performances have been a far cry from their relentless accumulation of points last year. The Midlands club, who had narrowly avoided relegation the previous season, clinched the title by 10 points with a brand of fast-paced, counter-attacking football that played to the strengths of their inexpensively-assembled squad. Yet Ranieri, who had never previously won a league title in an itinerant career that included spells at Juventus, AS Roma, Inter Milan, Monaco and Chelsea, has struggled to get the best from his players this season. Having lost dynamic midfield enforcer N'Golo Kante to Chelsea, the likes of striker Jamie Vardy and playmaker Riyad Mahrez have misfired in a stuttering title defence. Vardy, who got 24 league goals last term, has managed five in the current one, while a Leicester defence that conceded 36 on their way to the title have already shipped 43 in 25 games. The club's current difficulties forced their Thai owners to act, according to vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha. "We are duty-bound to put the club’s long-term interests above all sense of personal sentiment, no matter how strong that might be," Srivaddhanaprabha said. “Claudio has brought outstanding qualities to his office. His skilful management, powers of motivation and measured approach have been reflective of the rich experience we always knew he would bring to Leicester City. "His warmth, charm and charisma have helped transform perceptions of the club and develop its profile on a global scale. We will forever be grateful to him for what he has helped us to achieve," he added. -- © Copyright Reuters 2017-02-24
  5. Eat more, not less to give your body the energy it needs to burn fat. Getting rid of "flab" for most people is almost completely about nutrition. If you're diet isn't on point you wont shift it. And a month, for most people, isn't long enough time, see what your results are like after 6 months or even longer. Every one is different but you should probably be trying to consume maybe double the amount of calories, made up of lean protein, veg and good quality carbs. But I'm far from an expert, just a passing interest in fitness and nutrition. And ask 10 people, you'll get 10 different opinions on diet, nutrition etc! Good luck!
  6. Kasikorn is good, never had any problems with Krungsri mobile banking either
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    Foreign spouse income limit: Supreme Court rules financial barrier lawful, barring entry to thousands of couples But rules and instructions behind the threshold are not lawful when it comes to the welfare of children, the judges say The Supreme Court has said the Government's £18,600 income threshold that bars UK workers' foreign spouses is lawful, but judges admitted it will continue to cause "significant hardship" for thousands of couples. Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/970081-uk-supreme-court-to-rule-on-foreign-spouse-income/?do=findComment&comment=11646536
  8. Foreign spouse income limit: Supreme Court rules financial barrier lawful, barring entry to thousands of couples But rules and instructions behind the threshold are not lawful when it comes to the welfare of children, the judges say The Supreme Court has said the Government's £18,600 income threshold that bars UK workers' foreign spouses is lawful, but judges admitted it will continue to cause "significant hardship" for thousands of couples. The policy, brought in when Theresa May was Home Secretary, has been blamed for keeping families apart because British citizens living in the UK do not earn enough money to bring their non-European Economic Area partners to the country. It holds even if their partner's earnings would tip them over the limit. The court's decision means thousands of relationships may still have to be conducted at long distance. But the judges also determined the rules and instructions behind the income threshold are not lawful when it comes to the welfare of children. Full story: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/foreign-spouse-income-limit-latest-supreme-court-rules-lawful-bar-uk-entry-couples-british-children-a7592826.html
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    Two men arrested after Canadian tourist attacked with machete Image: ThaiRath Police have arrested two Thai men who attacked a Canadian tourist with a machete. Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/970008-two-men-arrested-after-canadian-tourist-attacked-with-machete/
  10. Two men arrested after Canadian tourist attacked with machete Image: ThaiRath Police have arrested two Thai men who attacked a Canadian tourist with a machete. Philip Robert Sullivan, 68, was attacked after he left a restaurant near Chumphon train station with his girlfriend King Kukaew just after 2am last Wednesday. The incident was captured on CCTV. Police say the two suspects, identified as Yutthana Chumworathaye and Sarawut Katerat, followed the couple in a pickup truck. Yutthana then got out of the vehicle and attempted to snatch the one baht gold necklace Ms King was wearing around her neck. Mr Sullivan then tried to intervene but was attacked with a machete, which resulted in serious wounds to his arm and neck. Yutthana then fled empty handed in the pick up which was being driven by Sarawut. Mr Sullivan was rushed to the Ket Udom Sak Hospital in Chumphon where he remains in a serious but stable condition. Ms King also required hospital treatment for severe bruising to her neck. Police said the men had been released from prison just three months ago and admitted to carrying out at least four other similar robberies this year. Source: Thairath -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2017-02-21
  11. US Marines join Cobra Gold exercise in Thailand
  12. It's because the police let them. They go out on calls with police which is why they get all the photos and videos.