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The Coronavirus is spreading widely in China and somewhere, and Thailand also. The Wuhan district in China is the beginner that happened. As to Thailand, there were a total of 8 patients today. 5 of them were Chinese travelers, The other 3 are Thai which return from

China between the spreading of the virus, causing them to lock for inspection 2 weeks.
Such 5 Chinese return home after a cure, 3 others are in a limited area for inspection process for 2 weeks.

Thanks to Google Translate and G Grammarly.

 

 

There no virus from China spreads to Thailand yet.

 

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FILE - Commuters exit a subway in New York City. May, 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
FILE - Commuters exit a subway in New York City. May, 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
 
Commuters May Get Less Sleep and Exercise

People who work long hours and have long commutes to their jobs may be more likely to have sleep problems and not get enough exercise, a new study suggests.

Researchers in Sweden carried out the study. They looked at people who work more than 40 hours a week and commute more than half an hour each way on an average day. The researchers found that those people had a 25-percent higher risk for having an inactive lifestyle and a 16-percent higher risk of having sleep problems.

Jaana Halonen is the study’s lead writer. She is with Stockholm University and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare in Helsinki, Finland. She said sleep problems may happen from “lack of time for stress-releasing activities and relaxation.” She also said people with long workdays and a long commute may be too tired to be physically active.

The study recently appeared in the publication Occupational & Environmental Medicine.

In the past, researchers have linked long work hours to unhealthy behaviors like physical inactivity, smoking and poor eating choices. However, little is known about the combined effects of working long hours and having long commutes over time.

FILE - Traffic flows over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco in this Sept. 19, 2013 file photo
FILE - Traffic flows over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco in this Sept. 19, 2013 file photo

Many surveyed

For this study, researchers questioned more than 22,000 working-age adults at least two times between 2008 and 2018. And they asked them about their work and commute hours, as well as how much they exercised and slept. The researchers also asked the study subjects how often they smoked and drank alcohol.

Many of those questioned had a usual way of getting to work that remained unchanged during the study period. But 14 percent had commute times change once during the study, and about 5 percent had commute times change at least twice.

Among people who normally worked less than 40 hours a week, the study found that commute time had little effect on habits such as drinking alcohol, smoking or exercising.

The researchers did lack data on how people commuted. This makes it unclear if a commuter had an inactive method for getting to work, like driving a car, or if their commute included some form of exercise.

“We know walking and cycling for commuting tend to be associated with better health,” said Oliver Mytton. He is a researcher at Britain’s University of Cambridge and was not involved in the study.

FILE - Commuters cycle past a bus stop outside Waterloo Station in London, Britain August 6, 2015.
FILE - Commuters cycle past a bus stop outside Waterloo Station in London, Britain August 6, 2015.

Mytton told Reuters that “there is clearly a message here about when choosing a job with a long commute.” He said that people should think about the effects that their job situation may have on their health.

Not everyone has much choice over where they work, or the chance to work from home, Mytton noted. But he said that this “suggests there is a role for employers (and governments) to show flexibility to employees’ needs.”

I’m Anne Ball.

Lisa Rapaport wrote this story for Reuters. Anne Ball adapted the story for Learning English. Ashley Thompson was the editor.

Do you work long hours and/or have a long commute? Does it create sleep problems or inactive lifestyles for you? How to you deal with it? Write to us in the comments section below.

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Words in This Story

commute – n. to travel regularly to and from a place and especially between where you live and where you work

habit – n. a usual way of behaving, something one does often and in a regular and repeated way

tend – v. used to describe what often happens or what someone often does or is likely to do

flexibility – adj. willing to change or to try different things

 

ENGLISH IN A MINUTE

English in a Minute: Keep Someone At Arm's Length


 

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6 Minute English

 

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

 

Hello, hello

 

EPISODE 180301 / 01 MAR 2018

 

It's usually the first word you say to people, but the word 'hello' has an unusual history. And just why are greetings so important? Join Rob and Catherine in 6 Minute English as they explore the world of greetings, and say 'hello' to some useful vocabulary!

This week's question:

When did 'hello' first appear in print?

a) 1890s

b) 1950s

c) 1820s

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Vocabulary

minefield
subject full of hidden problems

air-kiss
a kiss which does not touch the face, but goes very close

bond
connection

ritual
pattern of behaviour in a certain context

to get in a muddle
to become confused

to hail
to greet someone loudly from a distance

Transcript

Note: This is not a word for word transcript

Catherine
Hello. I'm Catherine.

Rob
Hello. I'm Rob.

Catherine
We both started with what is probably the best-known greeting in English and one of the first words English language students learn, and that is 'hello'! So today in 6 Minute English we're digging a little deeper into the world of greetings and the fascinating history of 'hello'.

Rob
Surprisingly, the word 'hello' is not as old as you might think. But when did it first appear in print in English?

Was it:

a)    in the 1890s
b)    the 1950s or
c)    the1820s

Catherine
Well, I think English changes really quickly, so I'm going to say b) the 1950s. And we'll say 'hello again' to 'hello' a little later in the programme.

Rob
First, greetings. They can be a bit of a minefield. A subject full of unpredictable difficulties.

Catherine
While in many places a handshake or bow is normal – there's also the tricky question of kisses and hugs.

Rob
Awkward. Should you kiss? How many times? And should your lips touch their cheek?

Catherine
No, Rob - definitely an air-kiss! Close to the cheek, but don't touch. Much safer.

Rob
Greetings are the subject of a new book, by former British diplomat Andy Scott, called One Kiss or Two: In Search of the Perfect Greeting. Here he is on a BBC radio show Word of Mouth. Why are greetings so important?

Andy Scott, author
These are the first moments of interaction we have with people. And it's in those first moments, and using those verbal and physical rituals that we have and we can get in such a muddle about, that we're kind of recognising each other and reaffirming our bonds or even testing our bonds and our relationships with each other, we're signalling our intentions towards each other, despite the fact we might not necessarily be conscious when we're doing them.

Catherine
Scott says we need to communicate our intentions to each other and acknowledge our relationships.

Rob
Well, that's what greetings do. One word he uses to mean 'relationship' or 'connection' is bond. We can reaffirm our bonds, which means we confirm them and make them stronger.

Catherine
And we do it through rituals -patterns of behaviour that we do for a particular purpose. So there are the phrases such as 'hello', 'good afternoon', 'nice to meet you', and as well as the physical rituals – handshakes, bows and kisses.

Rob
Though he also said we sometimes want to test our bonds. We might want to check if our friendship has grown by offering something warmer than usual – like a hug instead of a handshake.

Now, Scott acknowledges how difficult greetings can be – using the very British slang phrase – to get in a muddle. If you get in a muddle, you become confused or lost. You might get in a muddle if one person expects two kisses and the other expects only one.

Catherine
Though Scott does believe that the details don't really matter, because another important purpose of greetings is to reduce tension. So if you get it wrong, just laugh about it.

Rob
OK, let's get back to the one word we really shouldn't get in a muddle about, 'hello'.

Catherine
Let's listen to Dr Laura Wright, a linguist from Cambridge University, also speaking on the BBC Word of Mouth radio programme. Where does 'hello' come from?

Dr Laura Wright, Linguist and BBC presenter
It starts as a distant hailing: "I see you miles over there and I've got to yell at you." It's not until the invention of telephones we really get to use hello as a greeting to each other, and even then it wasn't initially used as a greeting, it was used more as an attention-grabbing device: "You are miles away, the line is about to be cut, I need to attract the attention of the operator as well." And so everybody would call 'hello' to each other as this long-distance greeting form.

Catherine
Laura says 'hello' hasn't always meant 'hello' – originally it was just a shout to attract someone's attention. And we call this kind of shouting hailing.

Rob
The shout would vary in form – it could sound like a 'hollo'! Or a 'hulloa'!

Catherine
We continued this kind of hailing when telephones first appeared. People would keep repeating 'hello, hello' while they were waiting to be connected. And before long, this became the actual way to greet somebody on the telephone. Anyway, before we say 'goodbye' to 'hello' – let's have the answer to today's question.

Rob
I asked when the word first appeared in print in English. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, it was in 1826. Other spellings appeared before that.

Catherine
Ah, you see – I was thinking English changes really quickly, but not that quickly.

Rob
Not that quickly.

Catherine
So before we go, let's have a look at today's vocabulary again. A minefield is something that is full of uncertainty and even danger. This sense comes from the literal meaning – a field full of explosive landmines!

Rob
And then we had air-kiss – which is when you kiss the air beside someone's face, instead of the face itself! Like this: mwah.

Catherine
And we had bond – a connection. There's a close bond between us I think, Rob.

Rob
Which is good, because when I get in a muddle, you're always very understanding!

Catherine
Yeah.

Rob
To get in a muddle means to become confused.

Catherine
Ritual was another word – rituals are certain behaviours that people perform in certain contexts. I have a morning ritual, for example: brush my teeth, eat breakfast… I didn't say it was an interesting ritual, Rob!

Rob
No, that's true. Finally, to hail – it's to greet someone loudly, especially from a distance. I hailed   my friend when I saw her at the airport.

Catherine
And that's it for this programme. For more, find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, and of course our website! Bye!

Rob
Bye!

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No permission from Beijing to evacuate Thais stranded in China

Jan 27. 2020
Prayut Chan-o-cha
Prayut Chan-o-cha

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By The Nation

The government of China has not granted Thailand permission to land a plane to evacuate Thais stranded in China after the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said.

The Thai embassy in China reported that there were no urgent requests to return to Thailand from those who were in China at this moment.

The premier asked people to be calm and support the officials to do their jobs effectively, as the government has prepared a plane for a month and the Minister of Foreign Affairs is managing all the processes.

Reacting to a question on his reported harsh style in dealing with the media, Prayut said the government does not have enough time to answer all the questions of the press and it was not necessary to publish some details of their work.

Young Thai soccer players coached by Nagoya Grampus team

Jan 28. 2020

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By THE NATION

Two dozens Thai youngsters underwent a football training programme under the guidance of Nagoya Grampus players and staff during the Nagoya Grampus Junior Football Clinic 2020 at the Pattana Golf Club & Resort in Chonburi last week.
 

The 24 young players from the 2019 Toyota Football Clinic participated in the six-day event which allowed them an opportunity to learn from Nagoya stars including midfielder and Japan U-23 national player Yuki Soma, manager Massimo Ficcadenti and Motohiro Yamaguchi, ex-Japanese National Football Player and Director of Nagoya Grampus FC Academy.

Under the theme “Start Your Impossible”, the training focused on advanced technical programme used for junior level in Japan, both practical and theoretical aspects.

Each participant was granted a certificate presented by the President of Nagoya Grampus FC Koki Konishi and Chayut Boonyawart, Deputy General Manager/Commercial Vehicle Marketing Department,Toyota Motor Thailand Co Ltd.

  

Temperature drops 1-4 degrees in upper Thailand

Jan 27. 2020
 
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Outbreaks of thundershowers and gusty winds are possible in the lower Northeast and the East while cool to cold weather, with temperatures dropping by 2-4 degrees Celsius in the North and the Northeast, the Thailand Meteorological Department forecast on Monday (Jan. 24) .

The westerly trough moving past the North will cover the Northeast while a high-pressure system from China covers Vietnam and the South China Sea causing southeasterly winds to prevail over the lower Northeast and the East.

The Central region will see temperatures dropping by 1-3 degrees Celsius.

People in the North and the Northeast have been urged to take care of their health during the changeable weather and farmers must beware of damage to crops.

Dust situation: In the North and the Central regions including Bangkok and its vicinity, strong winds blowing around the area decrease the accumulation of dust and smog in the air.

The weather forecast for the next 24 hours is as follows:

Northern region: Cool to cold in the morning, temperature lows of 7-17 degrees Celsius and highs of 29-32 degrees Celsius. Temperature likely to drop to 1-12 degrees on hilltops with frost in some areas.

Northeastern region: Cool to cold weather with thundershowers in 10 per cent of the area, temperature lows of 14-18 degrees Celsius and highs of 26-30 degrees Celsius. Temperature likely to drop to 11-13 degrees Celsius on hilltops.

Central region: Cool weather; temperature lows of 18-20 degrees Celsius, highs of 33-35 degrees Celsius.

Eastern region: Partly cloudy with thundershowers in 10 per cent of the area; lows of 21-26 degrees Celsius, highs of 31-34 degrees Celsius; waves a metre high.

Southern region (east coast): Partly cloudy with thundershowers in 10 per cent of the area; lows of 20-22 degrees Celsius, highs of 31-34 degrees Celsius; waves metre high.

Southern region (west coast): Partly cloudy with thundershowers in 10 per cent of the area; lows of 22-25 degrees Celsius, highs of 32-35 degrees Celsius; waves a metre high.

Bangkok and surrounding areas: Partly cloudy; lows of 23-25 degrees Celsius, highs of 30-32 degrees Celsius.

 
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FINISHED 
 
January 28, 2020
 

 



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