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  1. Police on Saturday arrested a man for allegedly robbing and injuring a French real estate developer on Koh Samui. Pongsakorn Kaewmeesri, 24, from Chiang Rai, was arrested in Tambon Borphut of Samui district. Police said that Pongsakorn, and another suspect previously arrested, robbed a French real estate developer while he was at home with his Thai wife, Supaporn Jaipongsai, 33, in Tambon Bophut at 2am on October 17..... continued http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/around_thailand/30329829
  2. Lawyer Needed

    BUPA Thailand no longer BUPA Thailand .. now Aetna Thailand ! http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/Corporate/30321765
  3. Headline should be .. '"If the U.S. and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so," '
  4. BUPA Thailand - Warning

    just had this from BUPA .. Have to wait and see ... 'Thank you for your mail. Bupa Thailand was acquired by Atena on 25th Julay 2017 There will be no change to the current policy between you, as our customer, and Bupa Thailand as your health insurer. All corresponding terms and conditions within your contract remain the same There will be no change to the service we provide to customers, we remain committed to continuing to deliver excellent standard of customer service '
  5. BUPA Thailand - Warning

    My experience with BUPA Thailand .. briefly I joined just under a year ago .. Recently noticed my heart rate was 135 and not adjusting .. after 3 days went to Bangkok Hospital Samui and they admitted me to ICU straight away for medication to reduce the rate and monitor .. After 1 night discharged . I claimed on my BUPA but was not too hopeful as I have an exclusion for hypertension .. sure enough they rejected . However I then thought about the possible cause and decided that it was over exercise .. I joined a Crossfit class just over a year ago and had noticed the week prior to this episode loss of stamina and shortness of breath during exercise ... so I asked BUPA to reconsider .. although the Dr report from Samui Hospital stated underlying hypertension they did not say this was the cause . BUPA initially rejected my appeal but being quite persistent someone at BUPA Thailand decided to send my claim to BUPA UK head office who agreed with me and so my claim was authorised . Since that time I had atrial fibrillation and after some time the Dr recommended a catheter ablation operation which I had done at Piyavate Hospital Bangkok . Knowing BUPA I asked the hospital to get preauthorisation .... When I arrived at the hospital for the operation I heard that BUPA had rejected my preauthorisation claim ...which once they had accepted the initial claim for fast heart beat seemed to me ridiculous that they would then reject the claim to sort out that problem . So again a flurry of emails and they eventually agreed and paid in full on checkout after 1 night ( 160,000 baht ) . It seems BUPA have a policy of initially rejecting any claim with any possible link to any exclusions in their policy ... I expect Hypertension could be linked to many problems but not necessarily be the cause ..... So I think be prepared to appeal and push .
  6. and Perhaps that was the low ? http://www.goldseek.com/quotes/charts/5yeargoldchart.php
  7. All depends on the dollar ... I think the Euro will start rising ... along with gold . point of view see .. https://blog.smartmoneytrackerpremium.com/2017/07/last-chance-dollar-rally.html
  8. Metformin drug extends your life

    I am taking medication for HT and high Cholesterol , I started taking half a tablet a day about 6 months ago , told my cardiologist and she thought a good idea .. so still take it daily .. Very cheap and perhaps preventative .
  9. Metformin drug extends your life

    Article .. '4 ideas that could reverse the biology of ageing' ' In the end, the first ever anti-ageing drug likely to reach the market will be one we’re already familiar with: metformin. It’s used to treat diabetes, has been around since the 1950s and is used by tens of millions of people. In animals, metformin extends lifespan and maintains health, while population-wide studies show it reduces cancer risk. Metformin is thought to work by turning on an energy sensor in cells called “AMPK”, which senses situations of low energy and alters metabolism in response. The effect of metformin on health and lifespan in older, non-diabetic individuals is currently the subject of the TAME trial in New York. If successful, this trial may lead to the first ever “gero-protective” or “anti-ageing” pill, which would be taken as a widely-used prophylactic by the older population.' more https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/04/living-forever-can-we-reverse-the-biology-of-ageing?utm_content=bufferc710b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
  10. 'Road users in low- and middle-income countries are more than twice as likely to die in a traffic accident than their counterparts in developed nations, according to World Health Organization data for 2013. Thailand has the world’s worst drivers, with a road-traffic death rate of 36.2 per 100,000 population.' ... continued https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-19/add-traffic-to-the-risks-of-being-in-emerging-markets-chart?cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&utm_content=business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social
  11. Theresa May's chief of staff 'sat on' report warning high-rise blocks like Grenfell Tower were vulnerable to fire http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/theresa-mays-chief-staff-sat-10620357
  12. Telegraph just tweeted The Telegraph‏Verified account @Telegraph 2m2 minutes ago More #GrenfellTower fire: Survivors 'still being found in tower block' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/14/london-fire-latest-grenfell-tower-fatalities-confirmed-residents/ …
  13. Key questions about the Grenfell Tower fire https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/14/key-questions-about-the-grenfell-tower-fire
  14. Yes I saw another resident saying the fire brigade initially had problems with water pressure in their hoses and has to run water from some way away .
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