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OF BANGKOK VOTERS say they like the campaign posters of Chuwit Kamolvisith the most.

Big player behind Four Mod case: police

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Pressing doubts Pol Col Nawapol Kankhloy, who led the investigation, said yesterday that police had interrogated the three and hotel owner Thiti Poonpinitporn on Wednesday. No charges were filed and they were allowed to go home, but the police might call them back for further questioning. Nawapol said witnesses testified that the clip was shot between 1.30am and 2am on July 14, 2007, but declined to go into details. Yesterday, chief of the police women-and-children division, Wisut Wanichbut, said the Nokia N72 camera allegedly used didn’t seem to be powerful enough to produce such a clear clip. Wisut also doubts the confessions so far, and suspects the influence of a powerful player. DAILY

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olice have released the three suspects held for allegedly making a video clip of the girlie duo Four Mod in the showers. Owner of a Nokia cellphone Theerachai Mulrat, hotel chef Wichan Pakiranant and hotel security guard Rungroj Tansiri were handed over to police on Wednesday by women’s rights crusader Pavena Hongsakul. The three had earlier said the mastermind was Piyanant (surname withheld), 22, a former staff member at the Ruen Rom Hotel in Khon Kaen.

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A distraught Leena Jangjanja prays that rescue officials locate the body of Teerasak Sitanont, one of her top aides who drowned on a campaign stop.

CATASTROPHE! Leena Jangjanja’s race for the Bangkok governor’s post ends in disaster after her top aide drowns while campaigning By Budsarakham Sinlapalavan, Kornwika Kongdejsakda DAILY XPRESS

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eena Jangjanja’s colourful gubernatorial campaign ended tragically yesterday with the drowning of her top aide. Teerasak Sitanont, a 32-yearold former reporter, is survived by his heavily-pregnant wife. Teerasak followed a pink-clad Leena to the Klong Sam Wa Tawantok community yesterday morning after receiving complaints that locals’ only source of bathing water was the canal. Upon arrival, the governor hopeful wanted to experience things for herself by taking a dip. “After a few minutes of bathing, I saw a rash develop-

ing,” she said, “I was about to get out when I heard someone saying that Teerasak was in the water waving his arms.” Leena realised that something had gone terribly wrong. “Team members dived into the canal but couldn’t find him anywhere.”

Body discovered Rescue workers arrived on the scene and finally retrieved Teerasak’s body from the canal at around 1pm. Police believe that Teerasak may have developed cramp and been unable to keep afloat. “I loved him like a son,” Leena said. Her immediate plans are to focus on the funeral rites and help

his wife through the tragedy and its aftermath. “I will give her a monthly stipend of Bt20,000, then Bt30,000 after the childbirth. If she wants me to, I will also take care of her baby,” Leena said. Commenting on yesterday’s tragedy, Darunee Hirunrak – former dean of Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Communication Arts – said Leena’s tactics had been tainted. “Suddenly, all the colourful things she has done are being viewed negatively,” Darunee said, adding that she was saddened to hear of Teerasak’s death. She went on to say that the tragedy should prod the Election Commission into ensuring that campaigns stop focusing so much on headlinegrabbing activities. “The campaigns should highlight policies,” Darunee said.

The song “Song Nangfah Klub Sawan” (Sending an Angel to Heaven) to commemorate HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana can now be downloaded at www.SongNangfah.com. Sung by Thongchai “Bird” McIntyre, with lyrics by Nitipong Hornaak and music by Apichai Yenpoonsuk, the song will be available in the period leading up to the royal funeral. The PM’s Permanent Secretary Chulayut Hiranyawasit said his office would also distribute CDs of this song to the public upon request. Call (02) 618 2323, extension 1112 or 1115 for details.

Costly affair The Central Juvenile and

Family Court yesterday ordered Pemmika Veerachatraksit to pay Bt2 million in Pemmika compensation to Dr Prakitpao Thomthitchong’s wife for having an affair with her husband. Alisa, who is married to Prakitpao, accused the student of making her relationship with Prakitpao publicly known following news that Prakitpao had been admitted to a mental hospital against his will. The court was convinced yesterday by evidence that included Pemmika’s confession on a TV show, and ordered her to pay Alisa the Bt2 million plus 7.5 per cent per year interest. Alisa’s lawyer said they were pleased, while Pemmika’s lawyer said they would appeal.

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b r i e f ly Brown back in favour: survey

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British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s keynote speech to the Labour Party conference appears to have left a positive mark with voters, an opinion poll showed yesterday. The YouGov poll showed the Labour Party at 31 per cent while the Conservatives had the backing of 41 per cent of those asked which party they wished to see in government. – DPA

Australian collector Helen Round holds a portrait of Princess Diana, an entry in the 2008 ‘Itchyball Prize’ for bad art, a play on the Archibald Prize, Australia’s top award for portrait painting. The paintings are housed in a Melbourne museum that the mainstream art world shuns.

A great idea can get $10m from Google B L O O M B E R G , New York

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oogle asked users to submit ideas for projects that “change the world”, and pledged to spend US$10 million (Bt339 million) to help turn a select few into reality. The initiative, dubbed Project 10100, or 10 to the 100th, will fund as many as five ideas, Google said. It marks the company’s 10th birthday. “There are countless brilliant ideas that need funding and support to come to fruition,” Google said. Ideas can be submitted until October 20 and may be accompanied by a 30-second video. The company will identify the 100 best ideas and then ask users to vote on 20 finalists starting January 27. A panel of judges will then choose the winners.

US ELECTIONS

PALIN AND THE ‘WITCH DOCTOR’ YouTube video shows Alaska governor being blessed by pastor to ward off evil A P , Anchorage, Alaska

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grainy YouTube video surfaced on Wednesday showing Sarah Palin being blessed in a church in her hometown three years ago by a Kenyan pastor who prayed for her protection from “witchcraft” as she prepared to seek higher office. The video shows Palin, standing before Bishop Thomas Muthee in the pulpit of the Wasilla Assembly of God church, holding her hands open as he asked Jesus Christ to keep her safe from “every form of witchcraft”.

“Come on, talk to God about this woman. We declare, save her from Satan,” Muthee said as two attendants placed their hands on Palin’s shoulders.

Praying for success “Make her way my God. Bring finances her way, even for the campaign, in the name of Jesus. ... Use her to turn this [country] the other way around.’’ Palin filed campaign papers a few months later, in October 2005, and was elected governor the next year. Palin does not say anything

on the video and keeps her head bowed throughout the blessing. The Republican vicepresidential candidate was baptised at the church but stopped attending regularly in 2002. A spokesman for the McCain campaign declined to comment. A person who answered the phone at the Wasilla church confirmed the video was from May 2005 but declined further comment. On a visit to the church in June this year, Palin spoke fondly of the Kenyan pastor and told a group of young missionaries that Muthee’s prayers had helped her become governor.

Rare Monroe video to be auctioned Rare footage of Marilyn Monroe on the set of the 1959 hit “Some Like it Hot” is expected to sell for up to US$30,000 (Bt1.01 million), auctioneers in Australia said yesterday. The two-and-a-half-minute film was taken by a naval officer invited to the film’s set after she visited his base. – AFP

China counts down to first spacewalk China started counting down yesterday to an evening rocket launch that will put a threeman crew into space, where one of them will make the country’s first spacewalk. The spacewalk, known as an extra-vehicular activity, is expected to help China develop the technology for docking two orbiters to create China’s first space station in the future. – AP


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Get Smart with your baht How to grab a rich slice of the action on Sukhumvit without cutting holes in your budget By Manta Klangboonkrong

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aving a hard time finding a Bangkok hotel good for both business and pleasure? Smart Suites on Sukhumvit Soi 11 has a smart solution for you. Whether you’re in town to do deals or sites or both, this joint’s super-convenient location coupled with paltry prices makes it a good bet. Just a few steps from either Asoke or Nana BTS stop, Smart Suites is right in the pumping heart of the city. Nearby attractions include an array of shopping malls easily reached by Skytrain or taxi, business hubs, the vibrant nightlife on Soi 11 and restaurants serving international cuisine and authentic Indian and Middle Eastern grub.

The Bangkok buzz Take a stroll along this stretch of Sukhumvit and you’ll find a buzzing diversity that can’t be matched by any other part of Bangkok. Smart Suites room rates range from Bt1,900 to Bt2,900 and cover breakfast for two. The 26 guestrooms come in various sizes, from standard rooms for two to executive suites for a party of four. Each is equipped with hot and cold

SUITE SPOT >> Smart Suites is on Sukhumvit Soi 11 (BTS: Nana). >> Call (02) 254 6544 or visit www. SmartSuites11.com.

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shower, tea and coffee maker, fridge, air-conditioning, writing desk, safe, satellite TV and free, unlimited wi-fi access for those with laptops. No machine, no problem – there’s free Internet access on three computers in the lobby. Unlike many budget hotels where housekeeping is only done a few times per week, at Smart Suites rooms are refreshed every day. Staff speak good English and are all friendly.

in your teeth No toothpicks needed at Phuket’s 10-day Vegetarian Festival, starting on Sunday Phoowadon Duangmee D A I LY X P R E S S

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orget slow barefoot strolls on powdery sands and turn up for a fire-walk on glowing charcoal. Phuket, the country’s best beach destination, is once again revealing its mystic side in celebrations for the 10-day-long Vegetarian Festival from this Sunday. Go now and make peace with the animals. Visitors to the island should make a point of heading into town to see a very different side to the Pearl of the

Andaman: a mix of vegetarian food, peaceful chants, earsplitting firecrackers and mind-blowing processions.

The emperor gods of Taoism The Vegetarian Festival is believed to have been started in the town of Kathu more than 150 years ago by a visiting theatre troupe from China. Struck down by a mysterious illness, the entertainers erected Chinese temples to appease the nine emperor gods of Taoism and held a vegetarian festival to ward off

bad luck. The unorthodox remedy worked and the annual vegetarian festival has been held ever since. On the eve of the festival, a large pole is raised in each temple and the nine emperor gods are invited to descend from the heavens and take part in the ceremonies. At midnight, nine lanterns are lit and hung on the poles and the festivities begin. Food stalls fly little yellow flags to signify they serve only vegetarian food while devotees dress in white for the en-


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NEEDLES were inserted into American Benjamin Tucker in just over two hours – a world record for body piercings.

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Whispers of the past Voices of kings and queens once echoed through the teakwood beams of this royal retreat in Ranong By Pattarawadee Saengmanee

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XTRA FULL MENU >> For more about this holy event and its thrilling processions, call the TAT Southern Office, Region 4, at (076) 211 036, (076) 212 213 or (076) 217 138 or visit www.PhuketVegetarian.com.

tire nine days to show they intend to remain pure. Abstention from sex and alcohol are also required of the devout.

Mediums and self-mutilation While the tasty vegetarian food and gaily-decorated Chinese shrines make great side shows, most visitors focus on the maa song, or mediums of the gods. The maa song manifest supernatural powers and perform acts of self-mutilation so they can absorb evil from other individuals and ensure good luck for the entire community. Each dawn, scores of young men throng the inner sanctums of the temples, preparing them-

selves for the day’s procession. Prostrated in front of shrines, they enter a trance state, begin speaking in tongues then don colourful aprons with Taoist symbols, looking on as doctors make cuts at both sides of their mouths.

he peaceful town of Ranong is famous for hot springs and natural beauty, but the province is also a historical spot. Strolling around the “boutique” Rattana Rangsan Palace, visitors are taken back 118 years to the visit of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) who stayed here in April, 1890, followed by King Rama VI in 1909 and King Rama VII in 1928. The teakwood palace was toppled from its Niwate Kiree hilltop perch in 2002 and rebuilt in the foothills of Rattanarangsan as a museum. Its six spacious living spaces and bedrooms, a library and throne halls, are all decorated with elegantly carved wood furniture and rich furnishings in the style of King Rama V’s time. His gilded throne is the highlight of the ground floor, dazzling in a wood-panelled room that also contains a mock-up of the palace and a painting of an early royal expedition by elephant to Malaya. Before climbing higher, visitors can watch the full history of the palace and Ranong province unfold on the screen in the study room.

G O L D E N D AYS >> Rattana Rangsan Palace is located near the town hall in Ranong’s Khao Niwate district. It’s open every day from 8.30 to 5. Admission is free. >> Call (077) 811 123 or visit www.Ranong.Go.th.

The second floor houses the bedrooms of Queen Saovabha Bhongsi and Queen Consort Saisavali Piromya. The rooms are adorned with teakwood furniture, dressing tables and, fittingly, queensize beds. Skip up a floor and at the top of the palace you’ll find King Chulalongkorn’s bedroom, decked out European-style with antique furniture and bed. The golden glow of nostalgia gets stronger if you lift your eyes to the oil paintings of Ranong’s bygone days hanging on the walls. Finally, the pagoda-shaped octagonal annex offers visitors a bigger window on the history of the Kingdom with a gallery-cum-library full of portrait photographs of Chakri-dynasty Kings and Queens from two centuries ago to the present day.

Gory parades What comes next is a gruesome sight – be warned! Possessed by the spirits of the nine deities, men – and women too – pierce tongues, cheeks and other parts of their anatomy with spears, daggers, sharpened branches and anything else that comes to hand. Apparently feeling no pain, these ascetic devotees then take to the streets in gory parades.

On a misty mountain high Look down from Khao Kho in Phetchabun and all you’ll see is a sea of mist. Breathe in the cloud-filtered air at Khao Kho Talamok resort, which offers four accommodation choices. Big families or groups of friends should opt for a two-storeywooden house, ideal for up to 20 people, with its two bathrooms, television, fridge and stereo. The cost is Bt6,000. A cottage for four to six persons costs Bt2,200 while a smaller cottage for two to three goes for Bt1,500. Also available are three-room tents that sleep six to eight. For reservations, visit www.KhaoKhoTalamok.com.

Deep in the valley Mountain Inn in Mae Hong Son is hosting tour packages during November and December. A two-day, one-night package costing Bt2,990 includes transportation to and from the airport, one-day-tour to Karen villages and nearby temples, a trip to the morning market and the fish cave, three meals and Thai massage. A three-day two-night package at Bt4,990 offers the same basic service with a choice of tours. Check it out at www.MHSMountainInn.com.

Visitors journey back to the visit of King Chulalongkorn in 1890.


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MOVIES are featured in the Bangkok International Film Festival, which runs until Tuesday at SF World Cinema at CentralWorld. Tickets are Bt100.

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A MYSTERIOUS, ANCIENT TEXT DROPS INTO A PRISON AND INSPIRES FIVE DESPERATE CONVICTS TO PLAN A DARING ESCAPE.

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OFF THE CHAIN Hip, hectic and hilarious, ‘Break Out’ is where you land after you ‘Jump’ By Pawit Mahasarinand S P E C I A L T O D A I LY XPRESS

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-Fever strikes Bangkok again next week. And this epidemic goes beyond the music, television dramas and films with which we’re so familiar. Back in 1997 a new trend of non-verbal comic stage performance started with “Nanta” (“Cookin’”), which spiced up choreographed cooking routines with simple plot, recognisable miming characters and the universal sense of humour. Its success sparked the creation of “Jump”, which had us howling a couple of months ago, and next week it’s time for South Korea’s latest creation, “Break Out”, a blend of B-Boy dance moves, gymnastics, martial arts and hilarious visual comedy. Again, the story is simple: A

mysterious, ancient sacred text drops into a prison and inspires five desperate convicts to plan a daring escape so they can enjoy a moment of freedom – no matter how brief.

sweet and sweaty performance, featuring the best-choreographed car scene since ‘Grease’, utterly brilliant beatboxing and well-judged comedic slapstick routines”. Kudos to BEC Tero for giving us a show that’s wowed London, Edinbugh and New York.

From nurses to nuns The characters include Gray, who’s been locked up longest; Joker, simple-minded but with a heart of gold; and three women who swiftly switch roles from nurses to cops to nuns. The show, says Britain’s The Stage magazine, “incorporates a filmic backdrop – Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man in a onehandstand split, breaking gladiators in sepia tone spinning at the Colosseum, Hitler telling his party people to put their hands in the air, and a levitating B-Boxing monk”. The Guardian found it “fun to watch”, and the Herald hailed “a

XTRA B R I N G YO U R M O V E S >> “Break Out” is at Royal Paragon Hall on the fifth floor of Siam Paragon from next Wednesday until October 5. >> Showtime is at 7.30 on weekdays. On Saturday and Sunday, there’s shows at 2 and 6pm. >> Tickets cost Bt900 to Bt1,500 (students pay Bt500) at Thaiticketmajor. >> Check out www.BECTero.com and www.BreakOut.co.kr.


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EXHIBITORS are taking part in the Thailand Entertainment Expo at Royal Paragon Hall. It’s open to the public tomorrow and Sunday.

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“Cinderella” is coming to the Bangkok stage. Starring Tony Award-winning actress Lea Salonga, Broadway Asia Entertainment’s adaptation of the classic fairytale is the company’s most lavish production so far, with plenty of magic for children and adult audiences alike. Cinderella will be trying on her glass slipper every night from December 16 to 25 at Muang Thai Ratchadalai Theatre in the Esplanade on Ratchadaphisek Road. Tickets priced from Bt1,000 to Bt4,000 are available from Thaiticketmajor. Call (02) 262 3456.

The mystery of ‘Juling’

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CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it had its world premiere earlier this month, the documentary “Citizen Juling” is at the Bangkok International Film Festival today at 4.45 at SF Cinema CentralWorld. Directed by Ing K with artist Manit Sriwanichpoom and Senator Kraisak Choonhavan – who also appears in the film – it shows how idealistic northern Juling Pongkunmul’s mother with a Buddhist art teacher portrait of her daughter in ‘Citizen Juling’. Juling Pongkunmul ended up lying comatose in a pool of blood in the deep South. The 220-minute movie screens again at 4.10 on Monday. After that, Manit says the film is going to next year’s Berlin International Film Festival, where it will make its European premiere.

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‘Warlords’and the Partition AS PART of the Bangkok International Film Festival, director Peter Chan will discuss East Asian Movies in the world market from 9 to noon tomorrow at the Pullman Hotel. He will share his experiences making “The Warlords” and explain how he avoided common pitfalls. Seating is limited. Indian-Pakistani director Sarah Singh screens her controversial “The Sky Peter Chan will discuss the in’s and out’s Below” on Monday at of film production in East Asia. 7pm and Tuesday at 2.15 at SF Cinema and answer questions later. It’s a portrait of the India-Pakistan “mind-frontier” six decades after the Partition. For more on the festival’s seminars, see www.BangkokFilm.org.

Q Bar can’t get enough of globetrotting Hed Kandi’s sweet sounds, bringing the dancefloor collective back to Bangkok for a third spin By Manta Klangboonkrong D A I LY X P R E S S

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hird time’s a charm with Hed Kandi. Q Bar and Ministry of Sound have again teamed up to bring the music mob to Bangkok once again. The first two shows featured DJs David Dunne and Andy Norman alongside percussionist Ian C and singer Shena, making Bangkok clubbers keen for more. This time around, Andrew Daniels, half of the acclaimed Hed Kandi production duo Triple D, will be joined by sax-

Daniels

Apartment Khunpa

A green space to rock Heineken throws a GreenSpace party at 8 tomorrow night on the 18th floor of Zen, locking together six bands in three unusual musical duels. Local favourite Slot Machine go up against Aluminum Babe from New York in a battle of the best in garage rock. Next on stage is Apartment Khunpa versus Japan’s Osaka Monaurail in the funk jazz category while last but not least is Moderndog featuring Pru’s Noi who’ll be duelling with Brits Some Velvet Morning for supremacy in pop rock. The activity has been organised by Montonn “Jay” Jira and he’ll be travelling the world to bring three more foreign bands to Thailand for a second clash come December. For tickets, visit www.IGreenSpace.com.

Victoria

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ophonist Lady Victoria, a graduate of Sir Paul McCartney’s Performing Arts Institute and a Hed Kandi fan favourite, and Peyton, whose gospel-inspired house tunes have become international anthems.

XTRA H E D T H I S WAY >> Hed Kandi is at Q Bar tonight. It’s on Sukhumvit Soi 11 close to the Nana Skytrain stop. >> Bt800 gets you two drinks. >> For more, see www.HedKandi.com or www.Myspace.com/hedkandi.

Naturally frozen Award-winning artist Ariya Kitticharoenwiwat showcases his latest sculptures in “The Freeze” from tomorrow until October 22 at Surapon Gallery. The collection features stainless, steel, bronze and resin sculptures of natural figures and can be admired between 11 and 6 daily except Monday. The gallery is the first floor of Tisco Tower on North Sathorn Road, opposite the Alliance Francaise near MRT Lumpini. Call (02) 638 0033-4 or visit www.Rama9art.org.


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Bending the rules When on earth is it okay for hot straight men to target honest gay guys!? Paisarn Likhitpreechakul SPECIAL TO D A I LY X P R E S S

Adele’s song about a bad relationship was mistakenly believed to have gay-sex connotations.

‘Chasing Pavements’ Some radio stations in the US decided to ban the incredibly talented Adele’s big hit “Chasing Pavements” after some punk recently posted on the Urban Dictionary website a self-invented interpretation that claimed the song title referred to certain sexual activities. Chin up, darling. It’s America’s loss if they are too uptight for your incredible song – or butt sex, for that matter.

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s if he’s not already a poster boy in many gay men’s bedrooms and fantasies, Brad Pitt just added one more reason to love him when he donated US$100,000 (Bt3.39 million) to fight “Proposition 8” which seeks to amend the Californian constitution to abolish same-sex marriages. Pitt’s generous gesture is consistent with his 2006 Esquire interview saying that, “Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally

Transition decision A US federal judge has ruled that the Library of Congress illegally discriminated against a Special Forces veteran when she was denied a job after announcing her intention to make the transition from male to female. In what is described as a groundbreaking decision, the court ruled that discriminating against someone for changing genders is sex discrimination under federal law. – 365Gay.com

able.” Bravo! (Forget for a moment the fact that he was once married to Jennifer Aniston. Let’s say that our favourite bisexual Angelina trained him well.) But compared to Pitt’s generous act towards gay people, some straights enjoy the most uncharitable of all habits: cock teasing. (Sensitive readers should note that this phrase has parallels with the Phra Lor story in which the twin heroines lure the eponymous hero into their sandwiching sexcapade – with a magic rooster.) I recently worked with a hot married man who was so friendly that it raised flags –

among other things. If he were Thai, he would surely be a closet case with a beard of a wife. But as a farang, he probably belongs to the rare breed of fag stag – the male equivalent of fag hag, ie a heterosexual man who enjoys the company of gay men.

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IF HE WERE THAI, HE WOULD SURELY BE A CLOSET CASE WITH A BEARD OF A WIFE.BUT AS A FARANG,THE MALE EQUIVALENT OF FAG HAG.

A love triangle that fell flat was

‘Threesome’.

Personally I can’t deal with fag stags. Not that there’s any risk I will become one of those tragic gay characters who hide the feelings in their hearts for straight men. It’s just frustrating to hide the feelings in one’s crotch. When on earth is it okay for straight men to flirt with us? Some people would say, what goes around comes around. Just as gay men taunt straight women with the unattainable, so fag stags taunt gay men. This reminds me of “Threesome”, a bad ’90s movie about a full-circle love triangle. The straight guy falls for the straight girl who falls for the gay guy who falls for the straight guy. If only my fag stag looked like Stephen Baldwin in this film (like he’s missing a chromosome), my pants would feel less tight!

Whatever Lula wants

BRAD PITT continues to please gay fans on and off screen. EPA

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says it is time Congress acted to legalise same-sex unions. “There are men living with men, and women living with women [who] build a good life together,” the president said in an interview on the governmentrun TV Brazil. Earlier this year, he called LGBT civil rights leaders to a precedent-setting summit to discuss gay-rights legislation and battling homophobia. The meeting involved representatives from the president’s office, cabinet members and legislators. – 365gay.com

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DJ Rob Wilder Tonight Twisted Republic Sukhumvit Soi 11 (BTS: Nana) (02) 651 0800; www.TwistedRepublic.com Former headliner for Hed Kandi, UK-based DJ Rob Wilder is known for his fresh, creative style of electro and house. Entry is Bt600 with two drinks.

DJ Ravin Tomorrow Bed Supperclub Sukhumvit Soi 11 (BTS: Nana) (02) 651 3537; www.BedSupperclub.com Dress code; ID Since his first compilation series for Paris’ Buddha Bar 11 years ago, pioneer DJ and producer Ravin has spread his melodic style all over the globe. He’s launching his latest CD, “Buddha Bar X”, at this party. Bt1,000 with two drinks

MC Akil Tomorrow Twisted Republic Lyrical legend MC Akil from hiphop collective Jurassic 5 brings his funk to the Big Mango with a little help from Bangkok-based 4Dub and guest DJs. Entry is Bt700 with two drinks.

Think Tom Cruise Pink Sunday Bed Supperclub Without the movie “Cocktail”, we’d all be drinking water and living without flair. And without Tom, the movie wouldn’t have been this influential. Think Pink celebrates its 20th anniversary with special tribute shows – Bt600 with two drinks.

Bella Padilla!,, The lion of Ibiza lets loose Volume 3 of his acclaimed ‘Musica’ series in Bangkok tonight By Manta Klangboonkrong D A I LY X P R E S S

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en years ago he rocked us with mellow, sexy tunes from Cafe del Mar, and now Jose Padilla is soothing the crowd with his latest compilation series, “Bella Musica”. The Barcelona-born DJ and producer took up residency at the notorious Cafe del Mar in Ibiza in 1991 and compiled the first of his “Cafe del Mar” series. It’s since grown to 15 volumes. “Cafe del Mar” became one of the earliest popular electronic chill-out CDs. Padilla selected tracks for the first six volumes, as well as the 20th-anniversary commemorative release. His own first two albums, “Souvenir” and “Nevigator”, came out in 1998 and 2001. The maestro is still in charge at Cafe del Mar but also tours the world. The third volume of his new “Bella Musica” compilation is being launched tonight at Bed Supperclub, with Padilla himself manning the deck. We had some words …

What are you up to?

Having a good time at the decks and, of course, making sure the crowd has fun! When are we going hear your next album?

Soon – I’m working on it.

Indie DJ Competition Wednesday Club Culture, Sri Ayutthaya Road (BTS: Phya Thai) (02) 642 5499; www.Club-Culture-Bkk.com Dress code; ID Wanna DJ for Club Soma? Register at clubsomabkk@gmail .com and try out your music on the judges. The winner walks away with big prizes and a spot in the DJ booth at the next Soma party. The battle starts at 9.30. Free entry.

XTRA AUTOGRAPH TIME >> Jose Padilla spins at Bed Supperclub tonight. It’s on Sukhumvit Soi 11 near the Nana Skytrain station. >> Call (02) 651 3537 or pop by www.BedSupperclub.com. >> The admission price of Bt1,000 gets you two drinks.

How is “Bella Musica” different from Cafe del Mar series?

What’s your ideal chill-out night like?

You should buy any Cafe del Mar release after Volume 6, and any “Bella Musica” – Volume 1, 2 or 3 – and you’ll feel the difference!

Looking at the stars from the garden of my house without any worries in my head.

Which other compilation series do you like best?

I think that the most complete is “Hotel Costes”.

What’s gonna happen at Bed this time?

You’re going to hear the best music. Nowadays I’m pretty happy with the records in my box

I’M LOOKING AT THE STARS FROM THE GARDEN OF MY HOUSE WITHOUT ANY WORRIES IN MY HEAD. JOSE PADILLA Producer

COURTESY OF BED SUPPERCLUB

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14

THE SCREEN

Friday, September 26, 2008

TO SEE

DAILY XPRESS

‘LAKEVIEW TERRACE’, starring Samuel L Jackson, opened as the No 1 film in North America last week, earning US$15 million.

on tv

Eagle Eye

Die Hard 4.0 John McClane (Bruce Willis) teams up with a young computer hacker (Justin Long) in order to rescue his teenage daughter and stop an attack on the US infrastructure . Star Movies (TrueVisions), 9.45pm

Rosewood Jon Voight, Ving Rhames and Don Cheadle star in this dramatisation of a 1923 lynchmob attack on an AfricanAmerican community in Florida. True Movie Hits (TrueVisions), 10.20pm

A slacker gu y (Shia LaBeo u mum (Mich elle Monagh f) and a young single an) are fram Under order ed a s from a mys terious fema s terrorists. caller, they a le re forced to carry out th cellphone assassinatio e plans of a n. Also at K n rungsri IM AX.

The Fall In this visually lush fantasy by “The Cell” director Tarsem Singh, a bedridden man (Lee Pace) spins a fairytale about five mythical heroes to another patient, a little girl (Catinca Untaru), with the line between fiction and reality becoming increasingly and terrifying blurred as the story advances. At the Lido. ★★★★

Baan Phee Pob 2008 After 13 years, the horror-comedy franchise returns with Nattanee Sitthisaman reprising her role as Pob Yib, a woman inhabited by the gut-munching ghost Phee Pob. With English

The Hitcher On a road trip during their spring break, a pair of college students pick up a hitchhiker, only to discover he’s a psychotic sadist. HBP (TrueVisions), 8pm

Surivipa Thai-German top model Nadda Humper is tonight’s guest. Modernine, 10pm

Channel links www.NationChannel.com Channel 3 – www.ThaiTV3.com Channel 5 – www.TV5.co.th Channel 7 – www.CH7.com Modernine – www.MCOT.net NBT – TV11.prd.go.th Thai PBS – www.ThaiPBS.or.th True – www.TrueVisionsTV.com

subtitles at some cinemas.

and her inventor boyfriend (Keisuke Koide). It’s the first Japanese movie from Korean director Kwak Jae Young (“My Sassy Girl”). In Japanese with English and Thai subtitles at House; elsewhere Thai dubbed.

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan Adam Sandler stars as an Israeli secret agent who fakes his death in order to pursue his dream: becoming a hairstylist. ★★★

Virgin Snow A Korean schoolboy (Lee Junki) falls in love with a Japanese girl (Aoi Miyazaki). Then tragedy strikes. In Japanese

Day of the Dead A handful of survivors try to defend themselves against zombies. Ving Rhames, Mena Suvari and Nick Cannon star. Adapted from George A Romero’s 1985 film.

and Korean with English and Thai subtitles at the Lido.

Khon Fai Look (Burn) Bongkote “Tuk” Kongmalai, Ashirayan Peerapapkunchaya and Chalat na Songkhla star in this thriller about an outbreak of spontaneous human combustion. With English subtitles at some cinemas. ★★★

Bangkok Dangerous The Pang brothers remake their 1999 debut, with Nicolas Cage as a hitman on assignment in Bangkok. Against his code, he bonds with his local helper (Shakrit Yamnarm) and falls in love with a deaf woman (Charlie Yeung). ★★★

Tevada Tokmun A guardian angel (Thep Pongam) is sidetracked by the everyday troubles of villagers. With English subtitles at some cinemas.

In Bruges Hiding out in a Belgian city, two Irish hitmen (Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson) begin to differ on their views of life and death. At the Lido. ★★★★

Sukiyaki Western Django Cult director Takeshi Miike remakes the classic spaghetti western, with warring clans in a remote mountain village facing off over rumours of hidden gold. At the Lido. ★★★★

Taken When his daughter is kidnapped in Paris, a retired spy (Liam Neeson) is forced to fall back on his “particular set of skills”. Directed by Pierre Morel. At the Siam. ★★★★

My Best Friend’s Girl When Dustin (Jason Biggs) is dumped by his girlfriend Alexis (Kate Hudson), he asks his friend Tank (Dane Cook) to take her out on a date that is so bad that she’ll come running back to Dustin’s arms. But that’s not the way things work out.

Cyborg She This is a love story about a hitech cyborg (Haruka Ayase )

‘The Fall’ stars Justine Waddell.


Friday, September 26, 2008

THE SCREEN 15

DAILY XPRESS

‘MY BEST FRIEND’S GIRL’ was the No 3 film in North America last week. It earned US$8.2 million.

TO SEE

don’t miss this! on dvd Bangkok International Film Festival ‘12 Lotus’

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Boonchu 9 Country boy Boonchoke (Thanachat Tulyachat) is packed off to Bangkok by his mother, against the wishes of his father Boonchu. With English

Apex Lido: (02) 252 6498 Siam: (02) 251 3508 Scala: (02) 251 2861

Century – The Movie Plaza (02) 247 9940

subtitles at some cinemas. 

House (02) 641 5913-4

The Fox and the Child This documentary about a girl and her pet fox is by “March of the Penguins” maker Luc Jacquet. In French with English

Major Cineplex/EGV Bangkok: (02) 515 5555 Chiang Mai: (053) 283 939

Major Hollywood Bangkok: (02) 718 7999

and Thai subtitles at House.

Paragon Cineplex

Made of Honour A bachelor (Patrick Dempsey) decides to ask his best friend (Michelle Monaghan) to marry him. But he’s too late. She’s already getting married and she wants him to be her maid of honour. 

Siam Paragon: (02) 129 4635

IMAX: (02) 129 4631

SF Cinemas Bangkok: (02) 268 8888 Phuket: (076) 209 000

Vista Chiang Mai: (053) 894 415

There’s plenty of heartfelt

drama in store today at the Bangkok International Film Festival. Beginning at 11.45am, it’s “Paper Cannot Wrap Up Embers”, a gripping docudrama about prostitutes in Phnom Penh, directed by French-Cambodian auteur Rithy Panh. Another portrayal of at-risk Southeast Asians is in “Invisible Children” by Singaporean director Brian Gothong Tan. It starts at 11.30 and is followed by a Q&A with Tan. At 4.45, it’s a gripping look at the situation in southern Thailand with “Citizen Juling” (see Page 9). Things are a bit lighter elsewhere. The gay teen romance “The Love of Siam” starts at 1.30pm, and director Chukiat Sakweerakul will be around to answer questions. Then there’s the musical “12 Lotus” at 4.15. Singaporean director Royston Tan will come in from backstage for a Q&A. Or, you can rough things up at 1.45 with “Elite Squad”, a hit film about a Brazilian paramilitary police unit. One of tonight’s highlights is “A Christmas Tale” at 7.30. Directed by French master Arnaud Desplechin, it stars Catherine Deneuve as the matriarch of a dysfunctional family brought together for the holiday season. It’s already being touted as Academy Award material. The Bangkok International Film Festival is at SF World Cinema at CentralWorld. Tickets are Bt100. Call (02) 268 8888 or see www.BangkokFilm.org. – Daily Xpress ‘A Christmas Tale’

REGION 1

Doomsday This thriller set in post-apocalyptic Britain is a gory actionpacked homage to such ’80s movies as “Road Warrior” and “Escape from New York”. Extras include commentary from director Neil Marshall and his cast, as well as a featurette on the visual effects. It’s also available in Region 3. – Daily Xpress

Cinema information Unless otherwise noted, films are playing at most multiplex cinema chains. For showtimes, call the cinemas or check their websites. Seat prices in Bangkok cinemas range from Bt80 to Bt500.

Critical consensus  = Must see!  = Solidly entertaining  = It’s okay  = Barely watchable  = Don’t bother No star rating means no reviews were available from Daily Xpress staff or agencies.


Adam By Bryan Basset

The Buckets By Scott Stantis

Pooch Cafe By Paul Gilligan

Red and Rover

By Brian Basset

By Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

By John McPherson

Close to Home

16 LEISURE Friday, September 26, 2008

Comics&Games

DAILY XPRESS


Friday, September 26, 2008

DAILY XPRESS

LEISURE

Games&YourStars SUDOKU

The last word in

ASTROLOGY

By Eugenia Last

Today’s Birthday: Join forces with other people who share your agenda this year. Take the initiative rather than waiting for someone else to start. Love issues will surface. Let your professional or personal partner know what you expect and what you have to offer. Your ability to find solutions will put you in a hero’s position.

Yesterday’s Puzzle Answer Complete the grid so that every row, column and 3x3 box contains every digit from 1 to 9 inclusively.

Aries *** March 21-April 19

You know you have what it takes to excel, so give your best. You have more to offer than you realise, so let everyone interested know how you intend to develop your plan. Taurus ***** April 20-May 20

It’s time to clean up any mess that has been holding you back or making your life miserable. Deal with people who have been difficult and make up with anyone you may have treated wrongly in the past. Gemini ** May 21-June 20

Someone is likely to dump more responsibilities on you. Don’t be upset. Instead, do what you can and show everyone you are capable of much more. This can be a winning situation. Cancer *** June 21-July 22

DIFFICULTY RATING ★★★★★

A reminder of what you used to do will help you make changes to your personal life now. Contact old friends and you will discover that not that much has changed. Don’t argue over unresolved feuds. Leo *** July 23-Aug. 22

Start fixing up your place. You need to build a space that is conducive to your creative work. You can talk others into contributing to your plans but don’t mislead anyone by exaggerating.

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY

Virgo *** Aug. 23-Sept. 22

Get away from everyone and everything that is bothering you so you can think straight. Visit friends who give sound advice. Travel somewhere you used to go when life was simpler. Libra **** Sept. 23-Oct. 22

Give back and you will feel good about what you’ve contributed. Collaborating with someone creative will lead to a partnership that can be financially, mentally and professionally prosperous. Scorpio **** Oct. 23-Nov. 21

You’ll be inspired to finish something you’ve been working on. Incorporate a partner into your plans but don’t give away too much when you have done most of the initial work yourself. Sagittarius ** Nov. 22-Dec. 21

Don’t lose it just because someone is trying to get you to do things you don’t feel responsible for. Handle the situation diplomatically, in your own unique Sagittarius way. Don’t use brute force. Capricorn ***** Dec. 22-Jan. 19

Michael Ballack Producer Jerry Weintraub is 71. Actor Ricky Tomlinson is 69. Singer Bryan Ferry is 63. Singer Olivia Newton-John is 60. Actress Linda Hamilton is 52. Actress Melissa Sue Anderson is 46. Actor James Caviezel is 40. Comedian Anthony Kavanagh is 39. Singer Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men) is 36. Footballer Michael Ballack is 32. Tennis player Serena Williams is 27. Singer Keisha Buchanan (Sugababes) is 24.

Put your time and energy into a money or property deal you’ve been considering. You can expect a payback. Do something for someone who isn’t able and you will be rewarded for your time and effort. Aquarius *** Jan. 20-Feb. 18

Questioning a partnership should tell you something about the person you are dealing with. It’s time to consider whether you should be making a few adjustments to your current relationships. Pisces *** Feb. 19-March 20

You are likely to upset someone you respect if you neglected to listen or take this person’s suggestions. Talk matters through and make amends quickly before you lose an important friendship.

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1. Top Executive

Mahaphant has led the way in the roofing and walling industry with its creative flares and pioneering spirit that have made the company an industry leader. Mahaphant's creations are a work of artistry that is accepted by international standards. Innovation produces the most aesthetic products for worldwide market. Under our "Green Policy", we utilize fiber technology, cement and concrete and recyclable materials in our production procedures in order to preserve natural resources, the environment and energy sources, as well as reduce pollution. Our cutting edge production technology, distribution networks, sales strategies and services are the values enjoyed by all our activities. We continuously improve through technology and human resources in the ever- changing business environment to ensure our progress and leadership position. Time and again, the quality of our work has been proven to the public - the work produced through ingenuity and dedication under the concept of teamwork. As Mahaphant continue to grow, we promise to continue innovation of modern, artistic products. Knowledge is our most useful tool, and we aim to draw from the pool of knowledge that is available on a global scale in order to sat isfy our customers and co-workers. Furthermore, beyond the tangibles that you can touch are the hearts and souls of who have joined our people and are dedicated to forming a relationship that means more than just business. We are not only need people who are passionate, expert, persistent, potential high flyers and innovators but also results driven team players and excellent in their own field. If you're one of those, you're welcome to join us.

Interested person should apply directly to recruitment@mahaphant.com, stating full detailed qualifications, together with the current package and expected remunerations. Only short-listed candidates whose qualifications matched our requirements will be contacted. MAHAPHANT FIBRE-CEMENT PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED 2426/3 Mahaphant Building, New Road, Bangkorlaem, Bangkok 10120

Major Tasks : The major tasks of the Management Level (emphasized on perspective of Manufacturing, Business, Architect and Operations) are as follows ● To report to the Board of Directors on the company's performances and receive the recommendations to set up and adjust the company's objectives, goals and plans ● Business formulate through execution. ● To monitor the construction in order have plan action to achieve the timeline ● To provide budget and purchasing that support project under construction ● To ensure that there are enough manpower and skill and equipment to warrant good services to the Project ● Define the organization's Vision and Mission. Develop Vision and Mission of the organization ● Oversee company operations to ensure production efficiency, quality, service, and cost-effective management of resources. Qualifications ● All nationalities, over 33 years of age. ● Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) is a must with engineering background. ● 10 years and over of working experience at the same duties and responsibilities within the heavy industry, especially in construction materials business, 5 years of which in executive management level. ● Experience in continuous process background, strong manufacturing/production knowledge and marketing in paper or gypsum industry is preferred. ● Having good vision, creativity, self-initiative, well-rounded person and high commitment. ● Good command of both spoken and written English. ● Initiative, creative and having high analytical concept. ● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

2. Senior Plant Manager Based in Nakornprathom / Lopburi Province Qualifications ● 33-48 years of age, Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineer (ME) or related fields ● 7-10 years of working experience at the same duties and responsibilities within the heavy industry, especially in construction materials business. at least 5 years of which in executive management level. ● Experience in continuous process background and strong manufacturing/production knowledge is preferred. ● Good understanding and clarification in Cross Functional Team (CFT) and business process. ● Creative, self-initiative, well-rounded person and having good vision. ● Fluent in both spoken and written English. ● Initiative, creative and having high analytical concept. ● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

3. Production Manager Based in Nakornprathom / Lopburi Province Qualifications ● Over 30 years of age, Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineer (ME) / Production Engineering with Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) will be an advantage. ● 5-8 years of working experience at the same duties and responsibilities within the heavy industry, especially in construction materials business, 3 years of which in executive management level. ● Experience in continuous process background and strong manufacturing/production knowledge is preferred. ● Creative, self-initiative, well-rounded person. ● Having good vision, good command in both spoken and written English. ● Initiative, creative and having high analytical concept. ● Excellent communication, presentation and inter personal skills.

4. Warehouse Manager Based in Lopburi Province Qualifications ● Over 30 years of age, Bachelor's Degree in Engineering related fields. ● At least 8 years of working experience in warehouse and logistics with minimum 3 years in managerial level. ● Customer services background will be an advantage.

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Able to work in Lopburi province. Good command of both written and spoken English. Computer literate. Energetic, hard-working and self-responsible.

5. Safety Occupational Health & Environmental Manager (SHE) Based in Lopburi Province Responsibilities ● To implementation and management SHE plan and system as defined by Safety, Health, Environment (SHE) Department. ● Perform and coordinate the activities of SHE document control, including distribution and auditing controlled documents and activities within organization, tracking and reporting on document review progress. ● Monitoring and Inspection enforced by relevant legislations and requirements. ● Manage archival activities for controlled documents and validation files. ● Review, verify and proof issue SHE documents relevant to legislation and management for consistency of document format and system concerns. ● To monitor and ensure that the company is in compliance with related SHE regulations and corporate standard. ● To perform daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly patrol or inspection following the company's SHE system. ● To provide adequate and appropriate SHE for all concerned working area. ● Provide and support other SHE activities. Qualifications ● 35-45 years of age. ● Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Health, Public Heath with safety officer professional level and Master's Degree would be an advantage. ● 10-15 years of working experience in management of safety health & environmental system in large plant. ● Good knowledge in fundamentals of safety health & environmental as legal requirement, Risk management such as fire fighting management and others. ● Have experience in ISO 14001, OHSAS or TIS 18001 and other related programs.

6. HR Manager Based in Nakornprathom Province Job Responsibilities ● Oversee, supervise and control all strategic planning of Human Resources function including recruitment, manpower planning, training and development, compensation & benefits, employee relations and welfare. ● Work hand-in-hand with our professional Corporate Human Resources Department in implementing HR strategy for the company. ● Ensure all HR policies, procedures and practices are aligned with business strategies and company direction. ● Develop the necessary tools and programs to motivate and retain our personnel. Qualifications ● Male/Female, with a degree in HR Management or other related field. Master's Degree in HRM or MBA would be a plus. ● 10+ years of working experience in HR management field, preferably from Heavy Industry. Must have approximately 3+ years in Manufacturer's HR role. ● Responsible, supervise and control all day-to-day HR related matters. ● Other HR works in factory including collection of data for HR reports and other documentations. ● Other requirements: Have experience in employee relations, interpersonal skill and training development. ● Background & knowledge of ISO 9002, 14000, KAIZEN and other quality systems. ● Experience in developing new HR initiatives, process and policies and implementing them successfully preferably in areas of talent development and recruitment. ● Experience in working in a matrix organization an advantage. ● Interpersonal skills to operate as a business partner with Managers/Team Leaders. ● Able to be located in other province.

7. Executive Assistant Qualifications ● Male/Female, Must possess excellent English communication, problem-solving and decision-making skills. ● Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA graduate from leading or reputed university is preferred) with Engineering background would be an advantage. ● At least 3 years of working experience, preferably in a professional services firm, multinational company (construction business or manufacture) in project coordinator, administrative or secretarial work. ● Manage document filing, handle all admin tasks for executive member such as format documents. ● Ability to proactively work with, coordinate across business units and able to work under pressure.

8. QA Manager / QA Supervisor / QA Engineer Based in Nakornprathom / Lopburi Province Qualifications ● Male/Female, Master or Bachelor's Degree in Industrial, Mechanical Engineer or related fields. ● At least 3-4 years of working experience in manufacturing field. ● Experience in Quality management system, Operational improvement activity, Internal Audit and ISO system would be a great advantage. ● Good in English and computer skills.

9. Production Engineer / Supervisor Based in Nakornprathom / Lopburi Province. Qualifications ● Male, over 25 years old. ● Bachelor's Degree or higher in Industrial Engineer or Production Engineer ● Minimum 2 years of working experience in Production Supervisor scheduling or related fields. ● Able to work in and SHIFT, have had an experience in production line. ● Strong coaching and supervisory skills, good communication skills. ● Good command of written and spoken English, Computer literate.

10. Warehouse Supervisor Based in Nakornprathom / Lopburi Province. Qualifications ● Over 25 years old, Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineer, Production Engineer or related fields. ● 3-5 years of working experience in warehouse and logistics particularly in supervisory level. ● Able to work at Buddhamonton Sai 5 /Nakornpratom province. ● Good command of both written and spoken English. ● Computer literate, energetic, hard-working and self-responsible.

11. Architect Qualifications ● Bachelor in Architecture, at least 2 years of working experience of Construction design in large-scale construction contractor or construction industry. ● In-depth knowledge and expertise in AutoCAD 2D, Photoshop, Illustrator, 3D Max or Revit would be an advantage. ● Pleasant personality with good interpersonal skills. ● Able to travel to other province occasionally.

12. Procurement Engineer (India Project) Qualifications ● All nationalities, over 25 years of age ● Master or Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, Civil) ● 1-3 years of working experience would be an advantage. ● Good command of both written and spoken English. ● Computer literate, energetic, hard-working and self-responsible.

13. Engineer / Scientist Based in Bangkok / Nakonprathom / Lopburi Province Qualifications ● 22-30 years of age, Bachelor's Degree in Science / Industrial / Mechanical / Electrical /Civil Engineering ● 1-3 years of working experience in the related field plus knowledge of ISO 9001, 14001 internal audit would be an advantage. ● Good command of both written and spoken English. ● Computer literate, energetic, hard-working and self-responsible.


Black & Veatch, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, with numerous offices worldwide, is a leading engineering and construction firm specializing in the fields of power generation, power delivery, water infrastructure and the environment. We currently have openings for the following positions:

1. MATERIAL CONTROL MANAGER Material Control Manager for ongoing projects within Thailand and Asia. The successful individual will have a minimum of 5 years experience working in the material management field within the heavy industrial sector (Power/Oil & Gas) and will be responsible for the following: Manage and direct Field Material Supervisors and subordinates, staff and craft personnel in the execution of field material management and control activities. Liaison with appropriate engineering and procurement personnel to insure timely delivery of project material and equipment. Responsible for coordinating the identification of all project material and equipment and associated descriptions for inclusion into the Project Inventory Control System (PICS). Insure field compliance with appropriate corporate and field specific procedures that insure that sound construction and business practices are maintained.

2. ASSISTANT SAFETY AND SECURITY MANAGER ASIA / Project Safety Officers Assistant Safety and Security Manager Asia: Based in the Bangkok office, this individual will have at least 10 years experience in safety and security management, at least 3 of which will be at a senior level with corporate level exposure. Project Safety Officers: The successful individuals will have a minimum of 5 years experience working at the project level safety management field. All positions require experience within the heavy industrial sector (Power/Oil & Gas) in an EPC environment and will involve being responsible for the following: Management of all aspects of project site and office safety and security, instruct staff and craft personnel in the execution of safety activities, and detailed knowledge of construction safety, OSHA record keeping, Industrial Hygiene, emergency medicine and environmental issues. The successful candidates will be fluent in English, both orally and in writing and be able to travel within the Asia Region and internationally.

3. SENIOR LOGISTICS ANALYST Based in Bangkok office, the main responsibility is to provide logistics support to the project proposal group and EPC projects throughout the life cycle of the project including logistics service provider bids, awards, and contract negotiations for required logistics services including: Project Freight Forwarding, Customs Brokerage, and Heavy Haul shipping. To support construction schedules through timely scheduling of deliveries to jobsite. To provide support for one or more international projects as assigned. To conduct bids for international logistics services required on a project. To negotiate contracts for international logistics services required on a project. To supervise and manage the selected logistics service providers and assigned staffs. Need to have more than 5 years of relevant global transportation/logistics work experience. The Principal Duties & Accountabilities are to collaborate with Purchasing to determine delivery Incoterms and freight terms for purchased materials and supplies for a project. To develop and maintain import/export processes for a project to include regulatory compliance, freight consolidation, inventory control, freight forwarding, customs brokerage, and ocean and air freight routing. To prepare and present logistics reports to Project Management Team including project logistics plan and logistics progress reports. Reports will track project shipments status and assist to maintain projects on time and within budget. All positions require extensive computer software experience (Word, Excel, Access). Qualified applicants please send resume with details of work experience and transcript by mail or e-mail to

Human Resources Department, Black & Veatch, 15th Floor, Rasa Tower I, 555 Phaholyothin Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900 E-mail: hrthai@bv.com

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The Rays rallied from a six-run deficit to beat the Orioles and reduce the magic number to win their first division title to one.

briefly Chelsea buy Mineiro as cover for injured Essien Chelsea have completed the signing of experienced Brazil midfielder Mineiro as cover for the injured Michael Essien, who is likely to be sidelined for most of the season. Mineiro, 33, has signed until the end of the season and was able to join the Chelsea playing staff immediately as he had been a free agent after failing to agree to terms for an extension of his contract at previous club Hertha Berlin. – AFP

Tammy reaches doubles quarters Tamarine Tanasugarn and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan won a gruelling battle over American Vania King and Russian Alla Kudryavtseva to reach the quarter-finals of the $600,000 China Open in Beijing. Yaroslova and Tamarine, who lost to Daniela Hantuchova 1-6 6-0 5-7 in the second round on Wednesday night, were extended to 32 points in the super-tiebreak before winning 2-6 6-3 1715 in the first-round match postponed from Wednesday due to rain. – Daily Xpress

Roddick advances; Ferrer falls in China Andy Roddick overcame a Davis Cup hangover and jet lag to reach the quarter-finals of the China Open. However, Spain’s David Ferrer wasn’t as fortunate. Despite falling behind early, No 2 Roddick defeated fellow American Brendan Evans 6-3. Seeded No 1, Ferrer was never in his second-round match, falling 6-3 to Israeli Dudi Sela who is No 92 in the ATP rankings – 87 spots behind the Spaniard. Both Roddick and Ferrer had byes in the first round and some extra days off following Spain’s Davis Cup semi-final victory last weekend over the US in Madrid.

But it was Roddick who was ready to rebound despite falling behind early against Evans. – AP

West Ham to take Tevez case to CAS West Ham said they would appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a potential £30-million fine for their part in the Carlos Tevez affair. An FA-appointed tribunal ruled that Tevez had been instrumental in keeping West Ham in the Premier League two seasons ago when he was not eligible to play for them because of contractual irregularities. A West Ham statement said: “While we respect the judgment of the FA arbitration panel, we do not accept that one player’s contribution can be placed over that of the team nor used as the basis for judging the results of a season.” – AFP

Argentina plan to hold indoor final Argentina is set to defy the International Tennis Federation and choose a small indoor stadium to maximise its chance of winning its first Davis Cup title. The Argentine Tennis Association ruled out playing the November final on outdoor clay at its regular site, the 14,000seat Parque Roca Stadium, and narrowed its choice to indoor venues that currently fall short of ITF requirements. – AP

Chelsea’s Franco Di Santo controls the ball during the 4-0 League Cup victory over Portsmouth.

Scolari sets sights on quadruple after Blues demolish Pompey in third round A F P , Portsmouth

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helsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari is targeting a historic quadruple after marking his first English cup game with an emphatic victory over FA Cup holders Portsmouth. Scolari watched two-goal Frank Lampard inspire his side to a stunning 4-0 League Cup third-round win at Fratton Park. The Brazilian, whose side finished runners-up in the Premier League, Champions

League and League Cup last season, named a much stronger side than expected and afterwards explained: “We have four competitions this season, and I will try to win all four. “It is the same for the players. It will be very difficult, but we have the team for it, we have the players for it. “Last year, they got to three finals and this is what I want. You could see by our team the League Cup is important to us,” Scolari added.

Midfielder Lampard set Chelsea on course for a place in the last 16 by netting his 20th League Cup goal from the penalty spot nine minutes before half time. Michael Ballack was taken down by a reckless late lunge from Portsmouth defender Nadir Belhadj and Lampard sent England team-mate David James the wrong way to pick out the bottom left corner. Florent Malouda doubled four-time winners Chelsea’s lead on the stroke of half-time, slotting expertly past James with a well-struck shot on his weaker right foot.


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Kimi Raikkonen

Emanuel Pogatetz

FERRARI F1 DRIVER

MIDDLESBROUGH DEFENDER

“I’ve said it many times: victory is the only objective, the essence of motor racing. I’m not just here for driving. I want to win.”

“I’m going to speak to Rodrigo [Possebon] on the phone and I will apologise for hurting him. I hope that he will make a quick recovery.”

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Third-tier club Brighton shock Hughes’ side in shoot-out drama; QPR show the door to Villa

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Lampard, who scored in Chelsea’s 4-0 Premier League win over Portsmouth on the opening day of the season, wrapped up the Londoners’ victory from close range four minutes into the second half after David James had flapped at Salomon Kalou’s cross. Ivory Coast international Kalou put the seal on a man-ofthe-match performance by notching Chelsea’s fourth in the 64th minute. Kalou was given far too much freedom down the right before cutting in on his left foot and rifling past James at his near post. “I am pleased with the per-

formance, I thought we played well,” Scolari said. “Portsmouth is a difficult place to come to. Sometimes it is crucial to score the first goal and if they had scored first it would have been difficult.”

Impressive display “I was pleased with the way we controlled the game. The side is looking good and I have been very impressed with the players since I arrived. “I know who my key players are. I know who is important . You need to build a team around a few players in essential positions for important

games and I know who they are.” Portsmouth have now conceded ten goals in their last two games after Sunday’s 6-0 thrashing at big spending Manchester City. Manager Harry Redknapp refused to condemn his players and instead laid the blame on Germany midfielder Ballack by accusing him of diving to win Chelsea’s spot-kick opener. “We gave scandalous goals away. The first one was not a penalty. We have seen the video and Ballack left his leg in there and dived, he was very clever,” Redknapp said.

anchester City were dumped out of the League Cup by third-tier club Brighton, a day after the newly enriched English Premier League outfit were bought by a member of Abu Dhabi’s royal family. Championship side Queens Park Rangers ousted five-time champions Aston Villa 1-0 after Damion Stewart headed past goalkeeper Brad Guzan in the 58th minute. Everton, a semifinalist last season, went down 1-0 at Blackburn, and Wigan won 4-1 at Ipswich. Man City rested Brazil forward Robinho in one of five changes after Sunday’s 6-0 trouncing of Portsmouth, but it backfired as Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s $370 million team squandered an opportunity to win their first major trophy in 32 years. Brighton keeper Michel Kuipers saved City’s fourth penalty taken by Michael Ball as his League One team took the shoot-out 5-3 after it was 2-2 following extra time in the second-round match. “We can’t dwell on this too long,” City manager Mark

Hughes said. “The game should have been ours and of course there is a lot of focus on us now but there will be ups and downs for the foreseeable future.’’ City midfielder Gelson Fernandes looked to have advanced his team when he turned Jo’s pass home in the 64th, but Glenn Murray equalised in the 89th after Kasper Schmeichel spilled Steve Thomson’s shot. Brighton went ahead five

BRIGHTON KEEPER MICHEL KUIPERS SAVED CITY’S FOURTH PENALTY minutes into extra time through Joe Anyinsah, only for Stephen Ireland to give City a lifeline in the 108th by forcing a shoot-out. St James’ Park was less than half full as Newcastle lost 1-2 to Tottenham. It was Newcastle’s third straight loss since manager Kevin Keegan quit last month to plunge the club into turmoil. Man City’s Ched Evans, right, vies with Brighton’s Dean Cox during their Cup match.

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CRUISE

Novok Djokovic returns a shot to Simon Stadler. The Serbian won 6-1 6-3.

Djokovic eases past Stadler to book last-eight spot; Mahut stuns Nieminen By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam D A I LY X P R E S S

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rowd favourite Novak Djokovic of Serbia sailed through to the quarter-finals of the US$576,000 ATP Thailand Open following a stunning victory over German qualifier Simon Stadler at the Impact Arena yesterday. The world No 3 and top seed did not disappoint a crowd of 1,500 cheering fans – the biggest so far this week – as he displayed top-quality shots to tame Stadler 6-1 6-3 in his second trip to the Kingdom. He was here for the 2004 edition. The Serbian stormed through the first set in just 22 minutes, mixing devastating groundstrokes with great shot

selection to leave the German left-hander stranded time and again. Djokovic found himself 0-2 down in the second set but recovered to get back into the contest. He broke to lead 4-3 and did it again with a passing shot winner to close out the match in 62 minutes. “I like the kindness of the people here. They’re very friendly to me, just like the last time I was here,” Djokovic said. “Wherever I go, people smile and greet me. I hope to go far in the tournament for the sake of all these wonderful fans,” Djokovic said. “I was surprised by the way I played in the first set. The

,, I HOPE TO GO FAR IN THE TOURNAMENT FOR THE SAKE OF ALL THESE WONDERFUL FANS Novak Djokovic second set was a bit difficult as I couldn’t get the first serve percentage high,” said the Serb, who mimicked Paradorn Srichaphan by waving to the fans in all directions. “I got it from Paradorn who was watching me play tonight.

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“He is one of the nicest guys on the tour and we miss him,” Djokovic added. Frenchman Nicolas Mahut served and volleyed his way to an upset victory over fifthseeded Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-4 3-6 6-3. “I’m happy to have reached the quarter-finals for two years in a row. Indoor is my favourite surface,” said the 74th-ranked player. Mahut took the momentum out of Nieminen with his net play to break the Finn for a 3-2 lead in the first set. Although Nieminen fought off two set points in the 10th game, he eventually surrendered with a backhand that sailed long. A Mahut volley that found the net gave his rival a break to gain the upper-hand at 3-1. After wasting two set points,

the left-handed Nieminen blasted an ace to force the third set. Nieminen sprayed a volley long which cost him the eighth game to trail 3-5 in the decider. He lost the next four points to become the first seeded casualty of the day. Earlier, Jurgen Melzer of Austria moved past Viktor Troicki of Serbia 6-4 7-6 (7/4), and Robin Soderling of Sweden beat Teimuraz Gabashvili of Russia 6-1 6-3. In another encounter, an allGerman affair, Philipp Petzschner beat Mischa Zverev 7-6 (7/3) 3-6 6-1. In the doubles first round, Danai Udomchoke and Kittipong Wachiramanowong, the last local hopes in the tournament, went down to Robert Lindstedt of Weden and Petzschner 5-7 3-6.


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Real Madrid’s Rafael van der Vaart is all smiles after scoring his second goal against Gijon.

Van der Vaart hat-trick adds to Gijon’s pain; Eto’o nets 100th goal for Barca in edgy win A F P , Madrid

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afael van der Vaart endeared himself to the Real Madrid fans with a hat-trick as the champions crushed Sporting Gijon 7-1 to go second in the table. The Dutch midfielder netted twice in the first half before wrapping up his treble on 47 minutes. Sporting had been crushed 6-1 by Barcelona in their last match and Real went one better with skipper Raul grabbing a brace and further goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Arjen Robben. Real rested key players but were still far too good for pointless Sporting and the title holders now trail leaders Villarreal by a point. Barcelona are three points off the lead in fifth after Eidur

Gudjohnsen scored an 80thminute winner to down Real Betis 3-2 as they notched their first home win this season. Samuel Eto’o reached a landmark 100 goals in Barca colours with a brace to put his team 2-0 up at the interval but Betis launched a sterling second-half comeback to draw the scores level only for substitute Gudjohnsen to break their hearts with a late winner.

Bouncing back “We had a dip at the beginning of the second half and we paid dearly,” confessed Barca coach Pep Guardiola. “I must say that I am pleased how we played in the first half and also by our reaction when they made it 2-2.”

Betis coach Paco Chaparro was furious that Betis were not awarded a late penalty at Camp Nou after a foul by Martin Caceres. “I saw a penalty but I don’t want to talk about the referee,” raged Chaparro. Atletico Madrid are level on points with Real after a 2-1 derby win at Getafe. French forward Florent Sinama Pongolle scored his fourth goal of the season to move to the top of the scoring charts but it was an 82nd minute own goal from David Cortes that condemned Getafe to their first defeat of the season. Villarreal sit proudly at the top of the standings after defeating Racing Santander 2-0. The damage was done in four minutes with Joan Capdevila, who gets his fair share of goals for a full back, opening the scoring and Jose Llorente adding another shortly after.

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Jose magic keeps Inter on top A F P , Rome

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n inspired substitution from coach Jose Mourinho allowed Inter Milan to stay at the summit of the Serie A table with a 1-0 victory over Lecce at the San Siro. The champions had dominated from start to finish but Lecce looked like they would frustrate them right to the end until substitute Julio Cruz fired home from just inside the area. Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic came closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half with a thundering free-kick that crashed back off the bar with goalkeeper Francesco Benussi well beaten. After the break, Mourinho threw caution to the wind, bring-

ing on Cruz as a third striker for left-back Cristian Chivu and the gamble paid off as the Argentine netted seven minutes after his introduction. Lazio continued to be the surprise team of the season with a stunning 3-0 success over Fiorentina to take them up to second. The Romebased club scored all three goals in a stunning eightminute period at the beginning of the second period. Stefano Mauri opened the scoring on 51 minutes with an overhead kick from two yards

out after Argentine striker Mauro Zarate’s header from Pasquale Foggia’s deep left-wing cross came back off the bar. Four minutes later, Macedonia striker Goran Pandev pounced on a mistake in the La Viola backline to fire home the second with his left foot and four minutes after that Sebastiano Siviglia won a free header in the box to add the third. Cruz Juventus dropped to fifth as they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Catania.


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NIGHTMARE FOR STARS

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New sleeping patterns are in place as body clock problems haunt top drivers

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ewis Hamilton isn’t eating breakfast before early afternoon while McLaren teammate Heikki Kovalainen has blacked out his hotel windows and taken his phone off the hook. There is more than meets the eye in preparing for Formula One’s inaugural night race. Qualifying for the historic event will not take place until 10pm while the race itself on Sunday begins at 8pm, hours later than the mid-afternoon starts the drivers are used to. None of the top names getting ready for the Singapore Grand Prix has raced an F1 car after dark, or so late, and to be at their peak new regimes have been put in place by team bosses. Essentially, it boils down to the drivers remaining on

SINGAPORE IS GOING TO BE A UNIQUE CHALLENGE FOR ALL TEAM MEMBERS. Lewis Hamilton European time rather than acclimatising to Singapore’s seven-hour time difference. “Singapore is going to be a unique challenge for every member of the team,” said Britain’s championship leader Hamilton. “Our doctor has prepared a very precise schedule for the drivers to stick to because all

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McLaren-Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is mobbed by the media shortly after his arrival in Singapore. the sessions are so late in the day. “Essentially we must not acclimatise to the local time which is totally different to how we normally operate. “Our training programmes ensure that over a race week-

end we are at peak performance during the afternoons and as a result we are going to be staying in European time so this doesn’t get disrupted.” For Hamilton it will mean getting up early in the afternoon for breakfast, having din-

ner at 1am and going to bed around 3am – not easy when your body naturally wants to adjust to the local conditions. “It will be a very different preparation than any other race but we’ll try and do the best job we can,” he said.


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VO L L E Y B A L L

HOSTS DOWN TAIWAN Monchai’s boys grab first win of the tournament to book play-off tie against Australia

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Taiwan found Thai spikes and tactics too hot to handle.

By Preechachan Wiriyanupappong D A I LY X P R E S S , Nakhon Ratchasima

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itter Wanchai Tabwises was in inspirational form as hosts Thailand defeated Taiwan 3-1 in the inaugural Asian Men’s Cup Volleyball Championship at The Mall Nakhon Ratchasima’s MCC Hall. After the 25-19 25-18 21-25 2521 victory, Thailand will take on Australia in today’s play-off for a fifth spot. Earlier, Australia powered past South East Asian Games champions Indonesia 25-23 1925 25-17 20-25 15-8 in a hardfought thriller. The semi-final between world No 10 China and 2006 Doha Asian Games winners South Korea also proved to be a thrilling affair. South Korea, who are yet to lose a match, played exceptionally well. They produced

tactics which completely baffled the Chinese to pull off a dramatic 3-1 (25-17 26-24 25-27 25-15) victory. Thanks to the win, South Korea have advanced to the final, where they are likely to battle it out against Japan, who are yet to lose a single encounter so far. Thai head coach Monchai

RESULTS baseball MLB Atlanta 10-4 Philadelphia Chicago Cubs 9-6 NY Mets Florida 9-4 Washington Houston 5-0 Cincinnati Milwaukee 4-2 Pittsburgh St Louis 4-2 Arizona LA Dodgers 12-4 San Diego Colorado 15-6 San Francisco Texas 14-4 Oakland Boston 5-4 Cleveland Kansas City 10-4 Detroit Tampa Bay 11-6 Baltimore NY Yankees 6-2 Toronto Minnesota 3-2 Chi White Sox LA Angels 6-5 Seattle

cycling World road race championship Women’s time trial (25.15 km) 1. Amber Neben (USA) 33min 51sec 2. Christiane Soeder (AUT) at 7.56sec 3. Judith Arndt (GER) 21.77 4. Tatiana Antoshina (RUS) 23.39 5. Kristin Armstrong (USA) 25.27

Vijit coy on poll rumours

6. Karin Thurig (SUI) 29.99 7. Susanne Ljungskog (SWE) 57.38 8. Emma Pooley (GBR) 57.52 9. Charlotte Becker (GER) 1:03.32 10. Linda Villumsen (DEN) 1:05.43

football English League Cup Third round Aston Villa 0-1 Queens Park Rangers Blackburn 1-0 Everton Ipswich 1-4 Wigan Newcastle 1-2 Tottenham Portsmouth 0-4 Chelsea Second round Brighton 2-2 Manchester City after extra time (Brighton win 53 on penalties) Scottish League Cup Third round Kilmarnock 4-2 Aberdeen Motherwell 1-2 Hamilton aet Partick 1-2 Rangers aet French League Cup Round of 32 Monaco 0-1 Paris Saint Germain

Supajirakul expressed satisfaction over his players’ form. “My players performed very well today after they had a letdown by not getting a chance to play in the semi-finals. Against Taiwan, my team played without any pressure. It’s going to be a tough match against Australia. They are tall and strong and went

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on to capture the Asian crown last year in Jakarta. “Their blocking and spiking tactics are exceptional. However, coming this far, I think we have done a good job. Our form proves that we are better than SEA Games champions Indonesia.” Taiwan will meet Indonesia in the seventh-place play-off.

ongues have begun to wag after the former president of the Football Association of Thailand, Vijit Getkaew, refused to deny speculation that he was planning to run for the post again. The rumour that Vijit, who left office two years ago, would be running for polls in March, has been circulating for a while now. The current term held by Worawi Makudi ends in March. Vijit played down the significance of his recent appearances at football events, saying that they were just normal social activities. “I’ve followed the story on newspapers. I would like to say that there was no object other than a social purpose. I accepted invitations from whoever invited me. “For example, I turned up at the recent Asian Futsal Championship because Adisak Benchasiriwan [the team manager] invited me. It’s as simple as that. “There was no question of wanting to publicise myself,” he said.

Klose returns to propel Bayern Germany striker Miroslav Klose proved last week’s leg injury is behind him as Bayern Munich marched past Nuremberg in the German Cup.

Montpellier 2-2 Lille aet (Montpellier win 4-2 on penalties) Metz 3-1 Troyes Grenoble 2-3 Nancy aet Guingamp 4-1 St Etienne Le Havre 3-1 Caen aet Lorient 0-3 Lens Rennes 2-2 Le Mans aet Sochaux 1-0 Marseille Third round Vannes 3-3 Valenciennes aet (Vannes win 5-4 on penalties) Boulogne-sur-Mer 1-3 Nice Bastia 0-1 Chateauroux Creteil 1-0 Nantes Auxerre 1-1 Toulouse aet (Auxerre win 6-5 on penalties) German Cup Second round Kickers Offenbach 0-2 Karlsruhe FC Oberneuland 0-7 Wolfsburg SV Wehen Wiesbaden 1-0 Alemannia Aachen Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Hertha Berlin aet Hamburger SV 2-0 VfL Bochum Carl Zeiss Jena 1-0 FSV Frankfurt VfB Stuttgart 2-0 Arminia Bielefeld Bayern Munich 2-0 FC Nuremberg SC Freiburg 3-1 1899 Hoffenheim

Italian Serie A Atalanta 1-0 Cagliari Bologna 0-3 Udinese Chievo Verona 1-1 Torino Genoa 3-1 AS Roma Inter Milan 1-0 Lecce Juventus 1-1 Catania Lazio 3-0 Fiorentina Napoli 2-1 Palermo Reggina 1-2 AC Milan Siena 0-0 Sampdoria Spanish Primera Liga Barcelona 3-2 Real Betis Villarreal 2-0 Racing Santander Osasuna 0-0 Deportivo La Coruna Getafe 1-2 Atletico Madrid Sevilla 2-0 Espanyol Real Madrid 7-1 Sporting Gijon

tennis ATP Thailand Open Second round Nicolas Mahut (FRA) b Jarkko Nieminen (FIN x5) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 Robin Soderling (SWE x6) b Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) 6-1, 6-3 ATP/WTA China Open Men’s second round

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Dudi Sela (ISR) b David Ferrer (ESP x1) 6-3, 6-3 Andy Roddick (USA x2) b Brendan Evans (USA) 6-4, 6-3 Tommy Robredo (ESP x6) b Ivo Minar (CZE) 6-2, 6-3 Rainer Schuettler (GER x7) b Jean-Claude Scherrer (SUI) 6-1, 6-4 Women’s second round Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS x4) b Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) 6-2, 63 Zheng Jie (CHN) b Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 6-1, 6-2 Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) b Anna Chakvetadze (RUS x8) 6-3, 6-2 Vera Zvonareva (RUS x5) b Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 WTA Korea Open Second round Maria Kirilenko (RUS x1) b Lucie Safarova (CZE) 6-3, 6-3 Kaia Kanepi (EST x3) b Anastasia Pivovarova (RUS) 6-1, 6-1 Pauline Parmentier (FRA x5) b Stephanie Dubois (CAN) 6-3, 6-2 Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) b Chan Yung-Jan (TPE x8) 6-3, 7-6 (7/2)

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CANCER FIGHTER Lance Armstrong decided to make his competitive comeback in Australia because of its government’s position on cancer research.

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SUPER FRANK Frank Lampard scored twice as

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Chelsea cruised into the fourth round with a devastating 4-0 victory at Portsmouth. Salomon Kalou and Florent Malouda netted the other two goals. A P >PAGE 22

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French brigade into last eight

An inspired substitution from coach Jose Mourinho, who added striker Julio Cruz into the mix, allowed Inter Milan to stay top of the Serie A table with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Lecce at the San Siro. >PAGE 25

World No 74 Nicolas Mahut of France held his nerve to stun Finnish fifth seed Jarkko Nieminen 6-4 3-6 6-3 and join compatriots Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils in the quarter-finals. >PAGE 24

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