*/
  • นายยั้งคิด
  • ranking : สมาชิกทั่วไป
  • email : sunnytrack@hotmail.com
  • วันที่สร้าง : 2008-07-01
  • จำนวนเรื่อง : 3737
  • จำนวนผู้ชม : 1377615
  • จำนวนผู้โหวต : 436
  • ส่ง msg :
  • โหวต 436 คน
วันศุกร์ ที่ 13 กรกฎาคม 2561
Posted by นายยั้งคิด , ผู้อ่าน : 316 , 08:17:09 น.  
หมวด : การศึกษา

พิมพ์หน้านี้
โหวต 1 คน สิงห์นอกระบบ โหวตเรื่องนี้

Sawasdee ! How are you doing today ?

The situations that happened at Tham Khao Luang, Chiang Rai were pass by. But there will be many things to

talk more continously. Because this news shocked the world in the same time with World Football Match 2018.

And the source of news was the young boy football team, name Mu pa Academy.

Thanks a lot to Google Translate again.

FRANCE 24 Live – International Breaking News & Top stories - 24/7 stream

https://youtu.be/J78SdCzzumA


........................................

 

 
 

US: Half of Small Children, Migrant Families Reunited

3 hours ago

In this image taken from video, Javier Garrido Martinez, left and Alan Garcia, right, sit with their 4-year-sons at a news conference in New York, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. They men were reunited with their children after almost two months of separation, Authorities took their boys them when they stopped at the U.S. southern border. (AP Photo/Robert Bumsted)
In this image taken from video, Javier Garrido Martinez, left and Alan Garcia, right, sit with their 4-year-sons at a news conference in New York, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. They men were reunited with their children after almost two months of separation, Authorities took their boys them when they stopped at the U.S. southern border. (AP Photo/Robert Bumsted)
 

The United States says all eligible young children separated from their families have been reunited with their parents. The families were separated as a result of the country’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy.

As of Thursday morning, 57 children under the age of five had been reunited with their parents, the Trump administration said in a statement.

The administration said another 46 children under the age of five remain separated from their families because of safety concerns and other issues.

Between May and June of this year, about 2,300 children were separated from their families at the United States’ border with Mexico. The zero-tolerance policy required adults to be sent to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. Children traveling with them were sent to centers run by the Department of Health and Human Services.

The families are mostly from Central American countries. They crossed through Mexico to reach the U.S. border.

On June 20, Trump signed an executive order to end the practice. The order came after many news reports showed emotional images of young children at the border crying for their parents.

The Trump administration was under a federal court order to reunite all of the more than 100 children under the age of five with their separated families. The order came as a result of a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU.

ACLU lawyers said Thursday, “If in fact 57 children have been reunited because of the lawsuit, we could not be more happy for those families. But make no mistake about it: the government missed the deadline even for these 57 children."

Javier Garrido Martinez holds his 4-year-old son during a news conference in New York, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
Javier Garrido Martinez holds his 4-year-old son during a news conference in New York, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

The court-ordered deadline was July 10. Federal officials had difficulty trying to meet the tight, two-week deadline set by the federal judge.

Officials said current systems were not set up to reunify parents with their children. They were set up to deal with children who cross the border illegally without family.

Government officials say 46 of the young children were not eligible to be reunited with their parents. They said some of their parents had already been deported. Nine parents were being kept for other offenses. One parent could not be found. In other cases, officials said the adults had criminal histories, including child cruelty and human smuggling.

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department has been charged with care for the children. The Homeland Security Department oversees detention of adult immigrants. And the Justice Department manages the immigration courts.

The Trump administration faces a second deadline on July 26. They are to reunite more than 2,000 older children with their families.

I'm Jonathan Evans.

 

Hai Do adapted this story for Learning English based on AP news reports. Ashley Thompson was the editor.

Write to us in the Comments Section or on our Facebook page.

_______________________________________________________________

Words in This Story

 

eligible - adj. able to be chosen for something

tolerance - n. willingness to accept

custody - n. the state of being kept in a proson or jail

deport - v. to force a person to leave the country

smuggle - v. to move (someone or something) from one country into another illegally and secretly

.....................................

China Urges US Companies to Lobby Officials over Trade

3 hours ago

FILE - Visitors check out the Ford booth during the Auto China 2018 show, in Beijing, China, April 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
FILE - Visitors check out the Ford booth during the Auto China 2018 show, in Beijing, China, April 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
 

China is urging American companies to tell the U.S. government to protect their interests.

At issue is a Trump administration plan for 10-percent tariffs on Chinese products entering the United States. Those imported goods are worth about $200 billion.

“We hope U.S. firms can do more to lobby the U.S. government and work hard to defend their interests,” said a spokesman for China’s commerce ministry. He told reporters in Beijing that foreign businesses operating in China would suffer in a trade war.

The statement is the latest move in growing trade tensions between the world's two largest economies. The spokesman noted that the two sides are not in talks to end the dispute.

The proposed new U.S. tariffs follow the Trump administration’s decision to require taxes on $50 billion in Chinese goods.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the administration has urged China to end unfair trade, open its market and take part in true market competition.

Instead of dealing with U.S. concerns, China has begun to take steps against American products, Lighthizer said. “There is no justification for such action," he added.

The proposed new taxes come just days after the administration ordered 25 percent tariffs on more than 800 Chinese products. Those imported goods are worth about $34 billion. The administration blamed what it believes are China’s unfair trade actions and failure to protect intellectual property rights.

A short time later, the Chinese government ordered an equal amount of taxes on U.S. goods.

The Yang Ming shipping line container ship Ym Utmost is unloaded at the Port of Oakland on Monday, July 2, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. The Trump administration on Friday, July 6, 2018, will start imposing tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports.
The Yang Ming shipping line container ship Ym Utmost is unloaded at the Port of Oakland on Monday, July 2, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. The Trump administration on Friday, July 6, 2018, will start imposing tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports.

Christine McDaniel is a senior research fellow at George Mason University in Virginia. She told VOA that the administration's strategy of tariffs and investment restrictions could be costly to U.S. manufacturers and citizens alike.

"A tariff is a tax and … American manufacturers are simply tied to suppliers from outside the U.S. for their competitiveness,” she said. “So when we tax those imports, we’re taxing American manufacturers…and that heavily handicaps our own manufacturers."

McDaniel said the longer the tariff battle lasts, the greater the effect will be on both economies. She added trade actions against China would be more effective if they were done at the same time as actions by America's allies.

McDaniel said that she expects China to slowly move away from state-owned businesses and use more free market rules, but predicts that will take time.

A man waits for the goods to be load on his tricycle at a dealer selling imported seafoods at the Jingshen seafood market in Beijing, Thursday, July 12, 2018.
A man waits for the goods to be load on his tricycle at a dealer selling imported seafoods at the Jingshen seafood market in Beijing, Thursday, July 12, 2018.

U.S. lawmakers have generally expressed support for the Trump administration’s latest move against China. But the move brought criticism from Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Ryan said he opposes the tariffs and “they are not the right way to go." China is one of many countries that use unfair trade rules, but tariffs are not the right way to solve the problem, he added.

Ryan is retiring at the end of his term in January 2019. He is a member of Trump’s Republican Party.

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, another Republican, said in a statement the administration’s decision “appears reckless and is not a targeted approach.”

Hatch is the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. He also is retiring at the end of his term.

But other Republicans support the president's move. Virginia Congressman Tom Garrett said China will lose a trade war “because right now we are importing about $5 of Chinese goods for every $1 we send to China. If they want to play this game, the Chinese economy will be hurt more."

Congressman Chris Smith of New Jersey predicted that “the Chinese government will be hurt… Where will they find markets like the U.S.? They are not going to find as many in the EU or anywhere else for their products."

A high-level administration official said a final decision on the proposed tariffs will be made later this year.

I’m Susan Shand.

 

This story was based on reports from Reuters news agency and VOA News. Susan Shand adapted the stories for VOA Learning English. George Grow was the editor.

_______________________________________________________________

Words in This Story

 

tariff – n. a tax on imported or sometimes exported goods

firm – n. a business or company

lobby – v. an organized group of people who work together to influence government decisions that relate to a particular industry, issue

fellow – n. someone appointed to a position in which he or she receives financial aid and is offered a chance to carry out research

strategy – n. a careful plan or method for achieving a particular goal usually over a long period of time

handicap – v. a problem, situation, or event that makes progress or success difficult

reckless – adj. not showing proper concern about the possible bad results of your actions

approach – n. a way of dealing with something : a way of doing or thinking about something

...............................................

NEWS AROUND

Citizenship of three young cave survivors shines light on plight of stateless persons

national July 13, 2018 01:00

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION

THE lack of Thai citizenship of three youth footballers who were saved from the Tham Luang cave has highlighted the hidden problems of stateless people.

The Interior Ministry and the Children and Youth Department have confirmed that three of the 13 survivors from the Chiang Rai cave are stateless persons. Authorities have promised to provide them legal assistance in the nationality verification process and if there were no complications in their documents all of them will have Thai nationality within six months.

Ekkapol Chantawong, Phonchai Khamluang, and Adul Sam-on, three survivors from the Tham Luang cave, are among 500,000 stateless persons in Thailand who have to endure limitations in many aspects of their life as they are denied some rights and opportunities.

It was also disclosed that many stateless persons have to wait for a decade to get Thai citizenship because of the slow verification process.

Surapong Kongchantuk, a prominent activist on human rights and nationality issues, said that although the Thai government has provided basic rights to all persons in Thailand, ensuring compulsory education and healthcare, stateless persons still face many complications in their lives.

“Theoretically, all people must be under the care and protection of being a citizen of at least one state, but in reality there are more than 500,000 persons in Thailand who do not have any nationality, even though they are born and raised in Thailand,” Surapong said.

He said the lack of citizenship means that stateless persons are denied access to many fundamental rights such as travelling abroad, getting higher education or employment in some careers, so they do not have many opportunities to improve their lives.

According to Surapong, stateless persons can ask for nationality verification at their local administrative organisation to acquire Thai citizenship. They must provide proof of their birth and lineage and that they were born to a Thai national parent. Ethnic minorities born in Thailand are eligible to get Thai nationality.

Otherwise, they can submit a bachelors degree or diploma or ask for a special grant from the Thai government to get Thai nationality, he said.

Nevertheless, he said the procedure to verify and seek Thai nationality is slow and complicated because local administrative organisations often do not have enough staff to deal with the overwhelming number of requests for nationality verification. Some people have to wait for more than 10 years to get Thai nationality and receive a Thai citizen ID card. Legal Status Network Foundation chairman Santiphong Moonphong also said that due to the complications and the long period of time it takes to get Thai nationality, many youths who do not have citizenship lose opportunities.

Santiphong said he hoped that the nationality status of three survivors from the Tham Luang cave would bring the problems of stateless persons to public attention and get prompt solutions from the government.

...................................

 

Safety measures for tourists ‘in urgent need of upgrade’

business July 13, 2018 01:00

By WICHIT CHAITRONG, 
PAKORN PUENGNETR 
THE NATION

Expert says Phoenix boat tragedy in Phuket requires independent inquiry, not finger pointing.

THE COUNTRY needs to urgently improve safety measures for tourists, and Chinese victims should not be blamed for the July 5 Phoenix tour-boat tragedy in Phuket, according to an academic.

“First, we should not blame Chinese tourists if they are customers of a Chinese nominee tour operator – it could have happened to any nationality,” said Thaweesak Paekratok, assistant professor at Naresuan University’s Engineering Faculty, who is calling for an independent investigation of the incident. Thaweesak is currently leading a team to study the safety of sea diving and jet-ski tours, commissioned by the Thailand Research Fund. 

He said that by international standards, the safety and security of Thailand’s tourism industry lagged behind internationally, ranking 118 out of 136 countries last year according to the travel and tourism competitiveness report by the World Economic Forum. 

According to the Department of Tourism, the number of foreign tourist casualties in Thailand last year went up 25.12 per cent to 936 and of these 265 were deaths, most of them Chinese. He pointed out that one loophole in the law related to transportation and tour operators. Usually, these companies needed to strictly follow safety guidelines: for example they have to appoint a security officer to oversee inspections of the vehicles, be they boats, trucks or buses, and also take heed of other safety measures. However, it is not clear that tour operators who own or hire tour boats follow such safety procedures, Thaweesak said.

The 105-year old Navigation in the Thai Waters Act is obsolete and ineffective in coping with new types of accidents, as in the Phoenix boat case, he said. 

It also appeared that the crew of the Phoenix boat had not been well trained in handling an emergency situation and may not have been able to help tourists evacuate the sinking boat, he added. This demonstrated that the Marine Department had not provided rescue training to private companies, Thaweesak said, adding that government agencies usually organised rescue drills among themselves but that this did not extend to the private sector. 

While reports emerged that there were also Chinese crews in the boat, the question is why did the Marine Department let foreign workers work on the Phoenix? he asked.

The warning system usually covers wider areas, but we lack a warning system for specific areas, he said. 

Regarding rumours of cheap tour packages, known in Thai as “Tour Soon Rian,” the government can protect tourists by demanding an insurance fee before tourists enter the country. The insurance would cover accidents and other related costs, which could also save the government budget, he said. 

Thaweesak suggested that an independent investigation team look at the Phoenix case to ensure that as much as information is collected as possible in order to make tourism safer in the future. So far the investigation was fragmented among state agencies, he said. 

Thanapong Jinvong, manager of Road Safety Group Thailand, agreed that people should not rush to blame cheap package tour companies.

“Look at air travel, those who buy cheap tour package do not cause any trouble. Airport authorities will prohibit any aeroplane from leaving the airport when the weather is not safe for flying,” said Thanapong, who is also secretary of Road Safety Policy Foundation. 

In this case, we have to look into how the Phoenix was designed and built. Then, why did the Marine Department let the boat leave the port despite warnings of rough seas and bad weather by the Meteorological Department, he said.

Need to overhaul warning system

The warning system should be overhauled as both the Phoenix sinking in Phuket and the case of the 12 boys and their coach trapped in the cave in Chiang Rai, he said. 

Meanwhile, the commander-in-chief of the Royal Thai Navy, Admiral Naris Pratoomsuwan, expressed his concern about effective laws related to disaster prevention. 

“By law we cannot order boat operators not to leave port; government agencies can only warn the public about bad weather conditions each day,” he said. 

The tragic case of the Phoenix was caused by many factors, including bad weather, inexperience of the boat captain and the condition of the boat itself, he said. Government agencies would have to introduce comprehensive upgrades in safety measures for tourists in order to prevent a recurrence of such an accident, he suggested. 

In another development yesterday, Thai and Chinese divers joined forces to retrieve the last of the bodies from the Phoenix, whose sinking claimed 47 lives. 

Pongpanu Svetarundra, permanent secretary of the Tourism and Sports Ministry, said the government would pay compensation of Bt1 million for each death and an insurance firm would give an additional Bt1.1 million. He said the tragedy led to a 10-15 per cent fall in hotel bookings.

............................................

FINISHED

July 13, 2018

 

 

 



แสดงความคิดเห็น


ถึง บล็อกเกอร์ ทุกท่าน โปรดอ่าน
   ด้วยทาง บริษัท จีเอ็มเอ็ม แกรมมี่ จำกัด (มหาชน) ได้ติดต่อขอความร่วมมือ มายังเว็บไซต์และเว็บบล็อกต่าง ๆ รวมไปถึงเว็บบล็อก OKnation ห้ามให้มีการเผยแพร่ผลงานอันมีลิขสิทธิ์ ของบริษัท จีเอ็มเอ็ม แกรมมี่ฯ บนเว็บ blog โดยกำหนดขอบเขตของสิ่งที่ห้ามทำ และสามารถทำได้ ดังนี้
ห้ามทำ
- การใส่ผลงานเพลงต้นฉบับให้ฟัง ทั้งแบบควบคุมเพลงได้ หรือซ่อนเป็นพื้นหลัง และทั้งที่อยู่ใน server ของคุณเอง หรือ copy code คนอื่นมาใช้
- การเผยแพร่ file ให้ download ทั้งที่อยู่ใน server ของคุณเอง หรือฝากไว้ server คนอื่น
สามารถทำได้
- เผยแพร่เนื้อเพลง ต้องระบุชื่อเพลงและชื่อผู้ร้องให้ชัดเจน
- การใส่เพลงที่ร้องไว้เอง ต้องระบุชื่อผู้ร้องต้นฉบับให้ชัดเจน
จึงเรียนมาเพื่อโปรดปฎิบัติตาม มิเช่นนั้นทางบริษัท จีเอ็มเอ็ม แกรมมี่ฯ จะให้ฝ่ายดูแลลิขสิทธิ์ ดำเนินการเอาผิดกับท่านตามกฎหมายละเมิดลิขสิทธิ์
OKNATION



กฎกติกาการเขียนเรื่องและแสดงความคิดเห็น
1 การเขียน หรือแสดงความคิดเห็นใด ๆ ต้องไม่หมิ่นเหม่ หรือกระทบต่อสถาบันชาติ ศาสนา และพระมหากษัตริย์ หรือกระทบต่อความมั่นคงของชาติ
2. ไม่ใช้ถ้อยคำหยาบคาย ดูหมิ่น ส่อเสียด ให้ร้ายผู้อื่นในทางเสียหาย หรือสร้างความแตกแยกในสังคม กับทั้งไม่มีภาพ วิดีโอคลิป หรือถ้อยคำลามก อนาจาร
3. ความขัดแย้งส่วนตัวที่เกิดจากการเขียนเรื่อง แสดงความคิดเห็น หรือในกล่องรับส่งข้อความ (หลังไมค์) ต้องไม่นำมาโพสหรือขยายความต่อในบล็อก และการโพสเรื่องส่วนตัว และการแสดงความคิดเห็น ต้องใช้ภาษาที่สุภาพเท่านั้น
4. พิจารณาเนื้อหาที่จะโพสก่อนเผยแพร่ให้รอบคอบ ว่าจะไม่เป็นการละเมิดกฎหมายใดใด และปิดคอมเมนต์หากจำเป็นโดยเฉพาะเรื่องที่มีเนื้อหาพาดพิงสถาบัน
5.การนำเรื่อง ภาพ หรือคลิปวิดีโอ ที่มิใช่ของตนเองมาลงในบล็อก ควรอ้างอิงแหล่งที่มา และ หลีกเลี่ยงการเผยแพร่สิ่งที่ละเมิดลิขสิทธิ์ ไม่ว่าจะเป็นรูปแบบหรือวิธีการใดก็ตาม 6. เนื้อหาและความคิดเห็นในบล็อก ไม่เกี่ยวข้องกับทีมงานผู้ดำเนินการจัดทำเว็บไซต์ โดยถือเป็นความรับผิดชอบทางกฎหมายเป็นการส่วนตัวของสมาชิก
คลิ้กอ่านเงื่อนไขทั้งหมดที่นี่"
OKnation ขอสงวนสิทธิ์ในการปิดบล็อก ลบเนื้อหาและความคิดเห็น ที่ขัดต่อความดังกล่าวข้างต้น โดยไม่ต้องชี้แจงเหตุผลใดๆ ต่อเจ้าของบล็อกและเจ้าของความคิดเห็นนั้นๆ
   

กลับไปหน้าที่แล้ว กลับด้านบน