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Swasdee ! How are you doing ?

 

How do you think about the contrast events happened in the festival of Songkran as in pictures above?

The accidents of car crashing killed and injured a lot of drunk drivers each year. Officers can't stop anyhow. Why it

was like this ?

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Robots Bring Change to Construction Industry

April 12, 2018

Bichen Wu and Ed Walker use a computer to examine what a self-driving bulldozer is seeing at Built Robotics in San Francisco.
Bichen Wu and Ed Walker use a computer to examine what a self-driving bulldozer is seeing at Built Robotics in San 
Robots Bring Change to Construction Industry
 
 

When Noah Ready-Campbell was a young adult, he worked for his father’s construction company.

Back then, he dreamed of a day when robots might take over the dirty, repetitive parts of his job, such as earthmoving and leveling.

Years later, Ready-Campbell left his job as an engineer with Google to make that dream come true.

Ready-Campbell formed a start-up called Built Robotics. The San Francisco, California-based company develops technology to produce self-driving heavy equipment. Ready-Campbell says the company’s goal is to make construction safer, faster and less costly.

Built Robotics CEO Noah Ready-Campbell stands next to the company's self-driving track loader in San Francisco.
Built Robotics CEO Noah Ready-Campbell stands next to the company's self-driving track loader in San Francisco.

The construction industry has fallen behind others when it comes to the use of new technologies such as robotics. Built Robotics is part of a new wave of automation.

Investors are putting more and more money into start-ups that are developing robots, software and other technology for construction.

The industry struggles to find skilled workers and faces a growing number of unfinished projects. But self-operating machines are changing the nature of building.

Michael Chui is with the McKinsey Global Institute, a business research organization in San Francisco. Chui told the AP, “We need all of the robots we can get, plus all of the workers working, in order to have economic growth.”

He added, “As machines do some of the work that people used to do, the people have to … transition to other forms of work, which means lots of retraining.”

Workers at Berich Masonry in Englewood, Colorado, recently spent several weeks learning how to operate a robot called SAM, or the Semi-Automated Mason. SAM is a $400,000 machine from the company Construction Robotics, based in Victor, New York.

The machine can lay 3,000 bricks in eight-hours, a normal workday. That is several times more than a human bricklayer can do in the same period. But humans are still needed to load bricks into the SAM and make sure it works right.

SAM, a semi-automated mason, is shown at work on a school in Englewood, Colorado.
SAM, a semi-automated mason, is shown at work on a school in Englewood, Colorado.

Todd Berich is president of Berich Masonry. He wants the improved technology to permit the company to accept new projects.

“Right now I have to tell them ‘no’ because we’re at capacity,” he said.

Bricklayer Michael Walsh says the SAM lessens the load on his body. But he does not think it will take his job.

Brian Kennedy agrees. He is the policy director for the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers. His organization supports the rights of construction workers in the United States and Canada. Kennedy says the union is not worried that machines will replace human workers any time soon.

“There are lots of things that SAM isn’t capable of doing that you need skilled bricklayers to do,” said Kennedy. “We support anything that supports the … industry. We don’t stand in the way of technology.”

The rise of construction robots comes as the building industry faces a severe decrease in labor supply.

One recent study showed that 70 percent of construction businesses have a difficult time finding skilled workers.

Mike Moy heads a mining operation for the building materials supplier Lehigh Hanson in Sunol, California. He says it is difficult to find people who even know how to operate some of the necessary equipment.

“Nobody wants to get their hands dirty anymore. They want a nice, clean job in an office,” he noted.

Moy saves time and money by using a drone to measure the huge amounts of rock and sand his company sells. The machine can measure the materials on the whole 36-hectare place in 25 minutes. The same job takes a human a full work day to do.

I’m ­Pete Musto.

The Associated Press reported this story. Pete Musto adapted it for VOA Learning English. Caty Weaver was the editor.

We want to hear from you. How do you think smart technology will change the construction industry? What other industries do you think will face similar changes? Write to us in the Comments Section or on our Facebook page.

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Words in This Story

 

construction – n. the business of building things such as houses or roads

start-up – n. a new business

automation – n. a system of operation that uses machines and computers instead of people to do the work

transition – v. to make a change from one state, place, or condition to another

brick(s) – n. a small, hard block of baked clay that is used to build structures such as houses and sometimes to make streets or paths

capacity – n. the largest amount that a factory or company can produce or manage

capable – adj. able to do something

drone – n. a type of small aircraft that flies without a pilot

Limit Alcohol to Just One Drink a Day, New Study Says

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This June 16, 2016, file photo, taken with a fisheye lens, shows bottles of alcohol during a tour of a state liquor store, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
This June 16, 2016, file photo, taken with a fisheye lens, shows bottles of alcohol during a tour of a state liquor store, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
 
Limit Alcohol to Just One Drink a Day, New Study Says
 

This is What’s Trending Today…

A huge international study has found that adults should not drink more than, on average, one alcoholic drink a day.

That means drinking advisements in many countries around the world may be far too loose.

The study was published this week in The Lancet.

Dr. Angela Wood of Cambridge University led the research. The work combined results from 83 studies carried out in 19 countries. It considered about 600,000 people who drank alcohol.

The study found that people who drink more than seven drinks a week can expect to die sooner than those who drink less.

The United States government currently advises no more than seven drinks a week for women and 14 for men. Those limits are based on earlier studies that found women are more affected by alcohol than men.

Canada and Sweden have similar guidelines.

British guidelines were also similar until two years ago. That is when British health officials brought the upper limit for men down to the same limit as women.

Some countries have much higher limits, however. Spain and Romania both suggest drinking as many as 20 alcoholic drinks per week for men is acceptable.

The new study estimates that 40-year-old men who drink as much as current U.S. guidelines suggest can expect to live one to two years less than men who have no more than seven drinks per week.

David Jernigan, an alcohol researcher at Johns Hopkins University, told the Associated Press, “if you’re really concerned about your longevity, don’t have more than one drink a day.” Jernigan was not involved in the study.

The study “is a serious wake-up call for many countries,” Jeremy Pearson of the British Heart Foundation said in a statement. The group supported the study financially.

About half of the people included in the study said they had more than 100 grams of alcohol per week. The researchers found a higher risk of stroke, heart failure and other problems in that group of heavier drinkers. That may partly be because alcohol can increase blood pressure and change cholesterol levels, the researchers said.

The heavier drinkers were also less likely to have a heart attack, the study found. However, the overall effects of drinking more than seven drinks a week are more bad than good, lead researcher Wood said.

The results of the study quickly became a trending discussion worldwide. As one person wrote, the news was “not a good story to read on a Friday,” as workers and students prepare to celebrate the start of the weekend.

And that’s What’s Trending Today….

I’m Ashley Thompson.

The Associated Press reported this story. Ashley Thompson adapted it for Learning English. Caty Weaver was the editor.

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Words in This Story

 

longevity - ​n. long life: the fact of living for many years

wake-up call - ​n. ​something that makes you fully understand a problem, danger, or need

cholesterol - ​n. ​a substance that is found in the bodies of people and animals

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April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018
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A devotee, dressed as Hindu God Shiva, looks out from a window as he waits to perform during the annual Shiva Gajan religious festival on the outskirts of Agartala, India.
1A devotee, dressed as Hindu God Shiva, looks out from a window as he waits to perform during the annual Shiva Gajan religious festival on the outskirts of Agartala, India.
Hindu devotees dance on the street as they celebrate Lal Kach festival in Narayanganj, Bangladesh.
2Hindu devotees dance on the street as they celebrate Lal Kach festival in Narayanganj, Bangladesh.
Australia's Tom Craig makes a run with the ball against England during their men's field hockey semi-final match at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia.
3Australia's Tom Craig makes a run with the ball against England during their men's field hockey semi-final match at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Azerbaidjan mixed pair Nurjan Jabbarli and Aghasif Rahimov perform on the first day of the 26th World Championship Acrobatic Gymnastics competition in Antwerp.
4Azerbaidjan mixed pair Nurjan Jabbarli and Aghasif Rahimov perform on the first day of the 26th World Championship Acrobatic Gymnastics competition in Antwerp.

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Longer holidays blamed for more road accidents

national April 14, 2018 01:00

By The Nation

Over a 1,000 people injured on first two days of Songkran celebrations

EXTENDED celebrations for the Songkran Festival have been blamed for an increase in road accidents involving drunk driving, however the Interior Ministry has assured that the country’s roads will be safer this year due to more traffic checkpoints and strict law enforcement.

The Road Safety Centre (RSC) yesterday reported the outcome of the second day of operations for the Thai New Year, to prevent traffic accidents during the “seven dangerous days” of the holidays from April 11 to April 17. It was found that road safety during the first two days of the holiday period did not improve, as the number of accidents, injuries and deaths were all higher compared to the same period last year.

From Wednesday to Thursday, there were a total 1,026 road accidents, which injured 1,085 persons and killed 99 persons, while during the same period last year there were only 994 accidents, 1,035 injured people, and 95 deaths.

The director of the Academic Centre for Road Safety, Thanapong Jinvong, pointed out that the increased rate of accidents was because people tend to celebrate for a longer period, adding to the official three days, resulting in more accidents from drunk driving.

“Observation of people’s travel behaviour during recent years reveals that they tend to leave Bangkok earlier and have longer periods to celebrate Songkran at their homes,” Thanapong said.

“Therefore we can see that the peak day for road accidents, which is usually the first day of Songkran celebrations on April 13, has shifted to a day earlier – April 12 – as many people reached their homes and start the celebrations earlier.”

His conclusions matched the road accident statistics of the RSC, which also revealed that the major cause of accidents were drunk driving (43.66 per cent), speeding (28.07 per cent), and ignoring signal red lights (0.6 per cent).

RSC revealed that Chiang Rai had the highest number of accidents and injured people, while Nakhon Ratchasima had the highest death toll. RSC reported that 77.44 per cent of road accidents involved motorcycles.

Interior Ministry spokesperson Nisit Jansomwong stated that the authorities were wary of this worrying trend and the ministry had already ordered an investigation to find the reasons for the higher accident rate.

However, Nisit said that as they only had statistics for the first two days of the seven-day operation there was still a chance that the total number of accidents would be reduced.

“The officers in the field have been ordered to scrupulously collect evidence from every accident site and investigate the cause of each accident in order to use this information to improve accident prevention measures,” he said.

According to the operation report by the RSC, law enforcement was more intense this year; a total of 764,035 vehicles were stopped at checkpoints, which was a 9.2-per-cent increase from the same period last year. The prosecution rate also increased by 44.24 per cent compared to last year, with a total of 154,733 people arrested for reckless driving. There were a total of 2,032 traffic checkpoints across the country and more than 65,492 officers were working to ensure road safety.

 

Songkran 2018 celebrations to make a splash in Thailand’s major and emerging destinations

Travel log April 06, 2018 01:00

 

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Amazing Thailand’s ‘Open to the New Shades’ marketing concept is at the heart of its ‘Grand Songkran Celebrations’ in Bangkok and 12 major tourist destinations around the Kingdom.

These include festivities in Samut Prakan, Ayutthaya, Suphan Buri, Chon Buri, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai, Lampang, Nakhon Phanom, Nong Khai, Khon Kaen, Phuket, and Songkhla with event dates varying, with some starting as early as April 7 and running until April 20.

In addition, TAT is also supporting Amazing Songkran 2018 events in five emerging secondary destinations known for unique traditions in celebrating the Thai New Year: Sing Buri, Chanthaburi, Kamphaeng Phet, Kalasin, and Nakhon Si Thammarat. Dates also vary between April 11 and 17.

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said: “Songkran is one of Thailand’s most important festivals. It is a time when families celebrate with centuries-old traditions, returning to their family homes for three to five days of making merit and water splashing ceremonies, which invokes sins being washed away with scented water.

 

“The main activity is pouring this scented water on sacred Buddha images of local temples in a ritual called Song Nam Phra. Lustral water used to clean Buddhist statues has been regarded as a form of spiritual cleansing since ancient times. It is collected and then gently dripped over the hands of senior family members for luck in a ritual called Rot Nam Dam Hua.”

At the five emerging secondary destinations, locals and visitors can ‘Open to the New Shades’ and celebrate the Amazing Songkran 2018 Festival with nostalgic time-honoured rituals.

In Sing Buri, the celebration is centred around the ancient Ban Bang Rachan, an important settlement during the Ayutthaya period. Chanthaburi’s Wat Tapon Noi and Wat Kwien Hak annually hold a unique procession of decorated ox-carts parading sacred cloth of the Buddha to warn off bad luck.

In Kamphaeng Phet, where retro-traditions for Songkran are held along the Ping River, there is another Buddha image wrapping procession. The Phrae Wa silk city and dinosaur excavation sites in Kalasin are prominently featured as its two time-honoured symbols of the Songkran tradition.

In Nakhon Si Thammarat, the religious element of the celebrations takes on a distinctly Hindu feel, with Brahmin ceremonies and rituals as well as the must-attend Nang Dan parade.

During April 12-16, 2018, TAT expects tourism spending from foreign and Thai travellers to reach Bt19.8 billion, up 18 per cent from the same period last year. Of the total, Bt9.4 billion will be spent by an expected number of 530,000 foreign tourists, representing an increase of 21 per cent and 13 per cent, respectively. Domestic tourism spending is estimated to reach Bt10.44 billion (up 15 per cent) from Thai travellers making about 3 million trips (up 12 per cent).

For more details of Songkran activities in various locations throughout Thailand, please call the TAT Contact Centre 1672 or visit the TAT Contact Centre website.

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April 14, 2018

 

 

 

 



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