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  1. Looking for Doberman puppy

    Reminds me of when we had a Doberman and Rottweiler a few years back. Had them from puppies and the Doberman then fell pregnant but, sad to say, had a problem which meant both she and the nine puppies she was carrying failed to survive. She was about 3/4 years old at the time. The sadness continued as her mate, the Rottweiler, lost the will to live and passed away a few weeks later. Just wasted away. Both were lovely dogs with the Rottie being very friendly and exuberant whereas the Doberman tended to be rather watchful and a touch sly. Based on our two, the Rottie was a better family dog with the Doberman an ideal guard dog. They were a great combo for us.
  2. Smoky season Penang

    It tends to be from around July to October, possibly peaking in Sep/Oct. The haze of 2015 was particularly bad. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Southeast_Asian_haze I was based in KL from 1997 to 1999 and well remember the lead up to the KL Commonwealth games of 1998. This was being held in September and, with the serious haze of 1997 (I recall that the sun was not visible for about a month in KL around Aug/Sep97) there were major health concerns for the competing athletes (just shows what consideration is given to the general public!!). A lot of talk about sorting out the problem but, nothing changes. The irony being that the major cause of the haze is from clearing the land for palm oil plantations, with the main players being Malaysian companies who generally ignore any calls for stopping the practice. Too much money to be earned in Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia, so lip service is the end result of any public demands for action.
  3. The lawyers must be lining up for this one. Not only did Equifax delay informing their customers of the hack, some of their top management sold large chunks of shares before the news was released. This includes their CFO who must have been informed of the issue. If he wasn't informed then he needs to go anyway for not having systems in place that ensure he is updated immediately any major financial risk incident is discovered. https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/07/equifax-cyberattack-three-executives-sold-shares-worth-nearly-2-million-days-after-data-breach.html The fillings showed that the trio – Chief Financial Officer John Gamble Jr., workforce solutions president Rodolfo Ploder and U.S. information solutions president Joseph Loughran – offloaded the shares on August 1 and August 2. Equifax said on Thursday it discovered a data breach on July 29. The credit reporting firm said the exposed data included names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses and some driver's licence numbers.
  4. Civil Servants holiday and immigration.

    From various reports you can renew the retirement extension at Jomtien up to 45 days before the expiry date. Last year my renewal was made at that office 39 days prior to the expiry date with no comment. Making full use of this window should avoid any potential staffing issues if you have any concerns.
  5. Perhaps laying the ground for a future arms export deal, with the usual hidden benefits?
  6. Borax in Chiang Mai. Where to buy?

  7. Despite recent suggestions that British holidaymakers are deserting Thailand this article seems to suggest otherwise. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/sep/02/travel-money-demand-suggests-rise-in-britons-south-east-asia-pound-fall-euro The Post Office, which claims to be the UK’s biggest travel money provider, said one of the biggest surges in demand had been for the Thai baht. Sales of Thailand’s currency June to August were up 69% on the same period last year. Yes, it is certainly true that the best rates when converting to Baht are to be found when arriving in Thailand, a lot of travellers are keen to have some local currency with them when they arrive. Or could this the impact of the stories indicating a need to have Bt20k to show to immigration when entering the country?
  8. Allow them to head for the border with Jordan. Am sure that the family of the airforce pilot could suggest a suitable hot welcome for them. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31121160 Jordan has confirmed the death of pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh after a video published online by Islamic State (IS) claimed to show him being burned alive.
  9. dengue fever

    I stay in Pattaya (Dark side) and was affected about 4/5 years back. Spent 4/5 'wonderful' days in BPH, luckily had insurance. Not too pleasant. My youngest son also had it about 10 years back when he was about 7yo. Again he was in BPH for about 5 days, although in their ICU unit for about 3 days as it was quite severe in his case. My eldest son was affected about 20years back - when he was about 6/7. We were in Bangkok at the time and he ended up in St Louis Hospital on Sathorn. The mystery, to me, is that, despite having a rather large extended Thai family I am not aware of any other members on the 100% Thai side being affected in the same time frame. Obviously it does affect Thais, as the figures clearly show this, but seems to be bad luck in our case!!
  10. Teenage daughter.. issues.. please help

    For boarding schools, really depends on your/his budget. The Regents School in Pattaya does boarding but, as you will know, is not exactly cheap.
  11. Get Kev in Thailand to do a live feed. 'Hello People'
  12. Shop to rent yamaha aerox?

    Maybe try this rental shop. They are located on Soi Khao Noi near to the new Tops supermarket. http://www.bp-rentals.net/motorbike-for-rent/
  13. Brit needs advise.

    As noted by other posters, contact with the British Legion in Thailand should be the first step. They have a branch in Chonburi and can be contacted based on their web page. Am sure they will be able to provide guidance. http://branches.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/chonburi-thailand/branch-information You are to be commended for making the effort to assist. Well done and good luck.
  14. Details of the reasoning behind the arrest are not noted in the article but seems that Erdogan's reach has extended to Spain. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40990083 A German-Turkish writer who is a known critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been arrested in Spain. Dogan Akhanli, who has written extensively on human rights in Turkey, was detained at the request of Turkish authorities in the city of Granada. German Green MP Volker Beck said the move was politically motivated and that he had requested that Mr Akhanli should not be extradited to Turkey. It is unclear on what grounds the arrest warrant was issued.
  15. Sophon Cable Fox News Program

    You should find the answer to your query in this thread: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/996829-tmn-cable-tv-channel-changes/