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Thursday, October 1, 2009 VOL 2, NO 430


The highs and lows of being tall By John Isner 2.06-metre-tall tennis pro competing at the Thailand Open


eing so tall has advantages and disadvantages. It’s no fun travelling as it costs more to get nice seats that are comfortable. But it helps a lot in other aspects – like tennis. So it’s a give and take.

What’s on





FOR KICKS Tennis players John Isner, Gilles Simon and Robby Gineprie get Thai kickboxing lessons from guru Somjit Jongjohor >PAGE 24

Parents, take the little ones to the Kids of the World fair. Teens, check out the Indy Shop at Centerpoint. Music lovers, get an earful of singing duo Sumeth and Pang. >PAGE 10


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THE AVERAGE AMOUNT each Thai child spends per day on crispy snacks. – Department of Health survey

Get your free Skytrain ticket to Suvarnabhumi

Eighth-graders at Wat Pho Tan School in Nakhon Nayok replicate an experiment to find protein in different kinds of food after watching a science lesson at Wang Klaikangwon School via electronic Distance Learning TV.


nyone interested in being A among the first passengers on the new Skytrain link to

TRIAL RUNS WILL START AT 2PM FROM MAKKASAN STATION TO SUVARNABHUMI STATION ON WEDNESDAY. The first round of trial runs will start at 2pm from Makkasan station to Suvarnabhumi station next Wednesday. Two trains will run each Wednesday through October, at 2 and 2.50pm, with each carrying 200 passengers. From today, 2,000 free tickets will be distributed, with more to follow for the next period of trial runs. Plans are also being made for special runs on the 5th, 6th and 7th of December to celebrate His Majesty the King’s birthday. For more information, call (02) 220 4268 during office hours or visit DAILY



Suvarnabhumi Airport can collect free tickets for trial runs from today. State Railway of Thailand (SRT) governor Yuthana Thapcharoen said yesterday that two free tickets to ride the Airport Rail Link would go to anyone turning up with ID at SRT headquarters between 9am and 4pm.

Teachers on TV Students in remote areas join lessons at one of the country’s top schools By Wannapa Phetdee D A I LY X P R E S S


omputers equipped with teaching-aid software are helping students in the remotest parts of the country receive top-quality education, even when their teachers haven’t majored in the lessons being taught. The electronic Distance Learning Television (eDLTV) project at Hua Hin’s Wang Klaikangwon School under the patronage of His Majesty the King has been satellite-broadcasting its Grade 1-12 class lessons for 14 years to thousands of schools nationwide. But as the broadcasts don’t

always match lesson times in remote schools, several organisations decided to provide an offline alternative. In 2007, school computers in areas where the Internet and satellite connections are unreliable or unavailable were installed with the new program.

‘An enormous help’ Among them is Wat Pho Tan School, where Suchaya Bumroongkij has been assigned to teach Grade 8 students science even though her master’s is in education. “I began teaching science 15 years ago but spent all my time reading up on the subject,” says


GET CONNECTED >> Interested schools that have their own computers or servers can contact any Rajabhat university nationwide to request the software installation.

Suchaya. “Since July, the eDLTV software has helped enormously, giving my students a good grounding in theory and allowing me to apply Wang Klaikangwon School’s excellent teaching techniques. The students watch the eDLTV lessons on a TV connected to my computer but I pause them to explain anything they don’t understand.” Wat Pho Tan eighth-graders

Siriwan Sanerjai, Nattarika Boonyoungprasert and Thanyarat Khwansuk are happy that the “TV teachers” are helping out. “It’s like we have two teachers for a class, which helps us to understand stuff better,” says Thanyarat. “Teachers also let us watch repeats of the lessons to catch what we’ve missed.” Wat Pho Tan is among 33 pilot schools in the province given hard disks installed with the teaching-aid software. Additionally, computer servers given to 76 schools under HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s IT projects enable students to access the eDLTV lessons on different computers simultaneously.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

THE WORLD Typhoon havoc


US singer Janet Jackson lent her star power to a gala charity in Milan that raised more than

$1 million for Aids research

Info highway Jackson estate sues foundation over name


Residents use boats on a flooded street following an onslaught by Typhoon Ketsana in the tourist town of Hoi An in Quang Nam province, central Vietnam, yesterday.

‘Pulp Fiction’ writer Avary sentenced in fatal crash An Oscar-winning screenwriter of “Pulp Fiction” has been sentenced to a year in jail for causing a fatal traffic crash in Southern California. Roger Avary was sentenced on Tuesday in a Ventura court. He also received five years of probation. Avary pleaded guilty in August to gross vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving for the 2008 crash that killed a passenger in Avary’s Mercedes. Authorities say Avary’s car was traveling at more than 160 kph when it crashed into a telephone pole. Avary’s wife was ejected from the vehicle and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Avary and Quentin Tarantino share the 1995 Academy Award for writing “Pulp Fiction”. He also co-wrote the screenplay for the movie “Beowulf”. AP

I did not murder porn actress: preacher Former ‘Sexiest Bachelor in America’ contestant in custody over death of his Singapore-born girlfriend A F P , Los Angeles


self-styled pastor and former reality television contestant pleaded not guilty at a court hearing on Tuesday to murdering a Singapore-born adult movie actress. Brian Lee Randone, 45, a former contestant on reality television show “The Sexiest Bachelor in America”, was ordered to remain in custody in lieu of US$2-million (Bt67-million) bail in connection with the death of girlfriend Felicia Lee. Lee, 31, was found dead at

FELICIA LEE,31,ALSO APPEARED IN CAMEO ROLES IN ‘RUSH HOUR 2’AND ‘FAST AND THE FURIOUS’. the home she shared with Randone in Monrovia, east of Los Angeles, on September 11.

Police have said Lee had been choked and beaten before her death. Lee, whose stage name was Felicia Tang, had appeared in cameo roles in mainstream films such as “Rush Hour 2” and “The Fast and the Furious”. The actress had also appeared in several adult films, according to local media.

Degrees in preaching Randone, meanwhile, has degrees from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, according to reports which have described him as a self-proclaimed preacher.

Michael Jackson’s estate on Tuesday sued a foundation that bears the name of one of his most famous songs, “Heal the World”. The federal court lawsuit claims the Heal the World Foundation is improperly using trademarks and websites to create the impression they were approved by Jackson to solicit donations. The current administrators of Jackson’s estate – attorney John Branca and music executive John McClain – have a probate court’s authority to protect Jackson’s image and likeness and prevent sales of unauthorised merchandise. The lawsuit claims the Heal the World Foundation had no relationship with Jackson or his family. The suit claims Jackson created a charity based on his hit “Heal the World” in 1992, but it dissolved a decade later. – AP

‘I’m sorry’ robber arrested in Japan A would-be Japanese robber armed with a wooden stick was arrested after being confronted by an angry shopkeeper, apologising and calling the police to confess his crime. Takashi Owada, a 54-yearold unemployed man, demanded money from the 59-year-old female cashier at a convenience store in the northern city of Fukushima on Tuesday, according to a local police spokesman. But she told him, “Don’t be silly!” Owada immediately changed his mind and said: “I’m sorry.” He called the police with his own mobile telephone and was arrested within minutes on the spot for attempted robbery. – AFP

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Media report that Ris Low was given suspended sentence for stealing and misusing customers’ credit cards A F P , Singapore

ingapore’s representative to the Miss World beauty contest has stepped down after being exposed as a credit card cheat, the local contest organisers said on Tuesday. Ris Low, a 19-year-old student, had first resisted calls to give up her crown after Singapore media revealed she got a suspended sentence for stealing and mis-



using customers’ credit cards when she worked as a receptionist. “She has resigned. Story closed,” said a staff member of ERM World Marketing, holder of the Singapore franchise for the Miss World 2009 contest taking place in Johannesburg in December. Low’s admission that she committed the crime as a result of bipolar disorder further stoked calls for her to resign because she was seen as unsuitable to represent Singapore overseas. Controversy surrounded Low even before the revelations of her conviction and psychiatric problems: she became an object of ridicule after a video interview posted on the Internet showed her speaking fractured English.


Miss Singapore quits after her criminal record is revealed 318 people, some dressed as robots, smash the offical Guinness World Record for robot dancing in Melbourne.

Australian students break robot-dance record A group of more than 300 Australian university students grooved their way into the history books on Tuesday, setting a new world record for the largest ever robot dance. A total of 318 people swung in robotic unison on the lawns of the University of Melbourne to take the record, previously held by a group of 276 students from Britain’s University of Kent. A few wallflowers were initially overcome by shyness but the fiveminute routine went off without a hitch the second time around, organisers said. Some were wrapped head to toe in foil while others sported pirate costumes, and a film student captured the event on camera for a robot-dance documentary. It was an initiative of student group “Robogals”, which aims to encourage more women to study engineering and computer science. AFP


Thursday, October 1, 2009




“You frickin’ just threw an ashtray full of butts at my head. You know what, you stood up for yourself and I [expletive] love you for that.”


LET THE SUNRAYS POUR IN Decha Wang-inta is champion of the Smirnoff Roadhouse Thailand Open and designated mixer of our national cocktail By Manta Klangboonkrong D A I LY X P R E S S

hailand now has a National Bartender to serve its National Drink, the Siam Sunray. Decha Wang-inta, a 25year-old mix master from Chiang Mai, won last week’s Smirnoff Roadhouse Thailand Open in Phuket. With the Tourism Authority of Thailand watching eagerly, the final round at the Royal Paradise Hotel and Spa had 15 bartenders from across the country competing for points on “flair” and innovation. They had seven minutes to show their moves and come up with their own variation on the cocktail, and judges including World Flair Champion Tom Dyer and Ultimate Flair Bartending Champion Alex Searle from Britain didn’t miss a trick. There were a few broken bottles and lots of spilled vodka, but for his part, Decha made it look easy – and tasty. “I’ve been practising flair for six years, as well as mixology,” he said. “I think it’s a charm most bartenders want. I enjoy tossing bottles around to entertain my customers.”

Shaking and stirring Decha runs his own bar, Symbol, in Chiang Mai and organises free, weekly flair classes for other bartenders. This was his first competition. “My best move involves one shaker and one bottle. I’m




amazed how some people can do two or three shakers and many bottles at the same time. “I’m practising that, but I think it’s best to stick to the moves you’re most familiar with. I’m just glad I didn’t break any bottles!” “Obviously Thai bartenders have the potential to compete

on the global stage,” said judge Tom Dyer, co-founder of the Creative Bartending School in the UK. “They just need a little more practice and confidence. Decha stood out here from all the other contestants – he enjoys what he does.” The Roadhouse Bartender Competition run by Smirnoff, whose vodka is the basis for the Siam Sunray, is aimed at getting Thai bartenders’ attention, explained Kamalas Pattanapaisarn of Diageo Moet Hennessy (Thailand). “This is the sort of thing that prods them to take bartending seriously and learn more about mixology. The quality of the drinks and the bartenders’ creativity are still the most important things.”

Thursday, October 1, 2009



THE “F-WORD” was uttered on “Saturday Night Live” at least times before last Saturday’s incident. The obscenity is prohibited on US television.

BAZ LUHRMANN served as guest judge on the American reality series “Dancing With the Stars”, replacing head judge Len Goodman, who took a week off. The 47-year-old Australian filmmaker launched his career in 1992 with “Strictly Ballroom”.




Always nice to see Petchara

This is


Tickets to the Michael Jackson documentary film “This Is It” sold out within two hours on Sunday as fans who began lining up three days earlier snapped up all 3,000 tickets to the Los Angeles shows. Theatres in London, Sydney and Tokyo also reported sell-outs. Tickets for first showings also sold

Cinema icon Petchara

out in Bangkok, according to Sony. Compiled from hundreds of hours of rehearsal footage for Jackson’s planned London concerts, “This Is It” opens on October 28 and will show through November 10. It’s directed by long-time Jackson collaborator Kenny Ortega. Visit

What we miss about Mitr

‘ S U AY S A M U R A I ’

IT WAS 39 YEARS AGO this month that superstar actor Mitr Chaibuncha plunged to his death while performing a stunt for “Insee Thong” (“Golden Eagle”). He died on October 8, 1970, at Jomtien Beach, after falling from a helicopter. On October 10, the Film Archive remembers Mitr with activities at the Sri Sala Theatre in Salaya, Nakhon Pathom, starting at 2. It’ll be a special commemoration because just last month, director Wisit Sasanatieng started filming a reboot of Mitr’s famous “Insee Dang” (“Red Eagle”) series. Actor Ananda Everingham steps into Mitr’s shoes, portraying the masked vigilante hero. The Film Archive will show Mitr wore a gold mask for his final film, a 39-minute compilation of clips from Mitr’s popular movies. Fellow actors and “Insee Thong” his biggest fans will take part in the talk, (“Golden Eagle” “What We Miss About Mitr”. Wisit, Ananda and crew are expected to be there as well. Call (02) 482 2013-5. – D A I L Y X P R E S S

Pistol Pete

Too much sex for Malaysians BRITISH COMEDIAN Sacha Baron Cohen’s raunchy comedy “Bruno” has been banned by censors in Malaysia because it contains “a lot of sex”, a senior official says. The film, which stars Cohen as a gay Austrian fashionista, includes scenes of sex acts and full-frontal nudity. “The movie has been banned in Malaysia because of the sexual content. It was decided by a Cohen three-man committee. [There is] a lot of sex in it,” an official with the National Film Censorship Board says. Since last year alone, Malaysia has banned five movies, the last being US horror film “Halloween II”, written and directed by Rob Zombie. – A F P

Former teen idol Pete Thongchua making his comeback as a Japanese spy in ‘Suay Samurai’ D A I LY X P R E S S


fter several years’ absence from films and television, former “bad boy” actor Pete Thongchua is returning in “Suay Samurai” (“Vanquisher”), an action drama by veteran director Manop Udomdej Pete plays Masaru, a Japanese secret agent working with the CIA to track down the movie’s heroine. “It’s a new kind of villain for me with a different style of Pete action from the roles I’ve played before,” says Pete. But the actor says he’s not afraid of doing his own stunts. Rather, he’s been enjoying it – riding motorcycles at high speeds, shooting and flying. “It’s an action movie that blends Thai and other Asian styles. Those who have

watched Manop’s films will know that he always has a good script and that’s enough to make his movies interesting and enjoyable,” he says. The titular “Suay Samurai” is played by Sophita Sribanchean – a rogue CIA agent being hunted by her former colleagues. Jacqueline Apithananont, Kessarin Ektawatkul and Saranyoo Wongkrachang also star. The son of the former actor Phinyo, Pete started his acting career as a youngster, starring in several movies before becoming a teen idol in the late 1980s. He was last seen in 2002’s “Province 77”, which he also produced. The crime drama, which also starred Mike Kingpayom, was set among the street-racing scene of Los Angeles’ Thai Town. > > AT T H E C I N E M A “Suay Samurai” is set for release on November 5.

Chaowarat stopped making movies decades ago after losing her sight, but she’s never been far from the public consciousness. She made a rare appearance on television yesterday for cosmetics brand Mistine, and her likeness, in a 1970svintage beehive hairdo, was used on the posters for this year’s Bangkok International Film Festival. And at CentralWorld until Saturday, in the first-floor Dazzle zone, there’s an exhibition of Petchara’s awards, colourful movie costumes, formal gowns and swimwear, along with classic posters. “I don’t want to be on any TV show because then it’s hard to say no to the rest,” Petchara has said, but she may be obliged to give a few interviews for Mistine. Rumour has it that she’s being paid almost as much as Patcharapa “Um” Chaichua to promote the makeup. Regardless, Petchara will be gracing the cover of Lips magazine’s October edition, looking lovely and more svelte, having just shed two kilograms. Fans have long heard that apart, eyesight or not, Petchara remains the same sweet, beautiful woman. Now we’re seeing that it’s true.

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shows Why Dvaravati still matters John Toomey will lecture on Dvaravati culture for the Siam Society tonight at 7.30 and on Saturday morning give a guided tour of the Dvaravati exhibit at the National Museum. Be at the museum ticket booth at 9am to join in. Thais pay Bt30 and foreigners Bt200. You can book in advance by calling the Siam Society at (02) 661 6470-7 or through

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The two faces of Ai Weiwei Praised for helping design the Olympic ‘Bird’s Nest’ stadium, the Beijing artist rails against state oppression

Ai has his design studio Fake on

the outskirts of Beijing.

Moderndog ticket winners

Ai attached 7,900 backpacks to the facade of the Haus der Kunst in Munich,

Germany, for his exhibition ‘So Sorry’, opening there on October 12.



i Weiwei, one of China’s most controversial artists, may be the son of a poet who was a cultural icon for a new communist China 60 years ago – but he has nothing but scorn for those in power today. “They’re just so terrible,” he says at his home in Caochangdi, an artists’ colony in the northeast of the capital. “They carry on as before, but all they’ve done is distance themselves even more from the people and how they think and feel."

In his battle against government propaganda, which was in full swing ahead of today’s celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic, the 52year-old deployed his best weapons: art and the Internet. In addition to opening his first solo exhibition in Beijing this month, Ai has a widely popular (and often censored) blog, on which he writes political commentaries. “Before coming to power, the authorities spoke about democracy, the end of oneparty rule and the need for freedom of expression,” he


Congratulations to readers Kasemsri Achakraisorn, Arnat Duangchan and Chatchai Intachai, who each win a pair of Bt1,500 tickets for Moderndog’s anniversary concert on Friday at Hua Mark Indoor Stadium. They knew that “Love Me Love My Life” was the name of Moderndog’s third album. You three need to show your ID to claim your tickets at the venue an hour before the 7pm showtime.




laments. “They used that platform to gain power. Now, if you talk about these same ideas, you are a criminal and thrown in jail.” His father, Ai Qing, was a member of the Communist Party and became one of the cultural celebrities of the newly created PRC in 1949. Eight years later he was denounced and sent to a labour camp. Later rehabilitated, he is again revered today. Ai leads a group of volunteers investigating the collapse of schoolhouses in the massive May 2008 earthquake in southwestern Sichuan

province that left more than 87,000 people dead or missing. Schools bore the brunt of the quake, fuelling angry charges from parents that corruption had led to shoddy construction. Last month, police prevented Ai from testifying at the trial in the Sichuan provincial capital Chengdu of a fellow quake activist, Tan Zuoren, who was charged with “inciting subversion of state power”. “Police officers struck me and detained me for 11 hours so that I could not attend the trial,” Ai says. In the Chinese news media, only his mainstream projects – like his work helping to design the Bird’s Nest stadium for last year’s Olympics – are mentioned. His new exhibition features a map of the world made of thousands of layers of cotton, symbolising China’s position as the “workshop for the world”. From October 12 to January 17 he will have a much bigger show in Munich, entitled “So Sorry”. He describes his latest efforts as “complicated and huge”, exploring a variety of themes, from Adolph Hitler to modern China and the Sichuan earthquake.

Thursday, October 1, 2009



Shoeless in Baltimore


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The barefoot-running movement has gained a toehold By Stephanie Desmon T H E B A LT I M O R E S U N


avid Engwall’s only companion when he goes jogging in a suburb of Baltimore, Maryland, on the US east coast, is his dog Beans. That’s because he runs barefoot. It isn’t that his fiancee is embarrassed to be seen with him. She’s just worried about stepping on a piece of broken glass. Engwall is part of a minimovement of barefoot runners that’s taken shape over the past decade and appears to be gaining ground. One driving force behind it is an underground theory that the expensive running shoes everyone is wearing contribute to jogging injuries.

The runners say our feet have become weak because the fancy sneakers with their arch supports and thick cushioning do all the work. They point to cultures with long traditions of long-distance shoeless running, to the barefoot Ethiopian athlete who won the marathon at the Rome Olympics in 1960, to Zola Budd, the world-class South African runner who trained and competed without shoes. And many new converts

seem to have been inspired by Christopher McDougall’s “Born to Run”, released in May. At its heart is the true story of the Tarahumara Indians, a tribe isolated in some of Mexico’s most treacherous terrain and whose members can run hundreds of kilometres with ease – and without Nikes. McDougall writes that there were few running injuries before the 1970s, when Nike introduced the first cushioned

Myopia cured while you sleep

running shoe. The author has taken up “ultramarathoning” and reportedly trains barefoot, believing that’s the way humans were meant to run. Podiatrist A Ben Pearl says there aren’t enough data to know whether barefoot running is safe or prevents injuries. He says people in good shape shouldn’t be afraid to try it, but they must start slowly. Their feet need to develop calluses.

If you have trouble seeing at a distance, head along this Saturday at 9 to Rutnin Eye Hospital’s eighth floor meeting room, where ophthalmologist Dr Noppharat Sujaritjan will be talking about a revolutionary contact lens technology that helps to correct your vision while you sleep. Called Dream Lens, as well as OK Lens, it involves wearing an individually tailored lens overnight that gradually alters the shape of the cornea until you see clearly and are able to break loose of the limitations and irritations common with daytime contact lens wear. Call (02) 639 3355 or e-mail

The battle against breast cancer

light shoes, called Five Fingers, a runner’s compromise between traditional shoes and bare feet. He’d still rather do without.


Engwall shows his thin, ultraDavid Engwall and his dog Beans run barefoot, the human convinced that he faces less risk of injury.

health Brewing up some pain relief tips

A herbal extract may lessen symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis for some sufferers By Linda Searing SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON POST


ould an ancient Chinese herbal remedy relieve the painful swollen joints of rheumatoid arthritis? A recent study involved 121 adults with rheumatoid arthri-

tis who had swelling in at least six joints. They were randomly assigned to take an herbal extract made from the peeled root of thunder god vine or the anti-inflammatory drug sulfasalazine (Azulfidine) daily. After nearly six months, about 65 per cent of those taking the herb, compared with 33 per cent of people taking the drug, reported an improvement of at least 20 percent in such symptoms as pain, swelling and use of their joints. Nearly 60 per cent of both groups reported side effects, most often gastrointestinal problems. People with rheumatoid arthritis, especially those who have not found relief through standard drug treatment could be helped by the herb. Symptoms, which most often

afflict the wrist and fingers, can come and go. The disease usually starts in adults younger than 55 and can be short-lived or might last a lifetime. It affects women more than men. About 38 per cent of people taking the herb and 59 per cent of those taking the drug did not complete the study, usually blaming side effects or unsatisfactory results. Herbal treatment was not compared with methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall), the drug used most often in the US for rheumatoid arthritis. Long-term effects were not tested. Different preparations of the herb might yield different results. For more about the thunder god vine, visit at

Wattanosote Hospital is holding a “Beat Breast Cancer” campaign on October 10 from 10 to noon on Bangkok Hospital’s first floor. Breast surgeon Dr Supphakorn Rojananin and actress Duangta Tungkamanee will talk about how women can take care of themselves to keep cancer away. There’ll also be a fashion show of Beat Breast Cancer T-shirts designed by ML Jirathorn Jiraprawat and modelled by Kelly Thanaphat, Namthip Jongratchatawibul and Nat Thephassadin na Ayutthaya. Proceeds will go to the Breast Foundation under the royal patronage of HRH the Princess Mother. The event wraps with a mini concert by Padcha AF2. Call 1719.

A toast to those aching joints The Thai Arthritis Foundation under the royal patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is marking International Arthritis Day on Sunday from 7,30 to 3.30 at Rajvithee Hospital’s Chalerm Phrakiat Building’s meeting room. Among the activities is an exhibition featuring the latest technology to cope with the pain of arthritis and a seminar about rheumatoid and osteoarthritis led by specialists and chaired by foundation president Dr Pongsak Wattana. Call (02) 665 4621.


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Pop duo Golf-Mike set off on their nine-province “The Closer” tour next week. The exclusive “meet and greet” event, which is limited to 1,000 fans per stop, stars in Khon Kaen on Tuesday, then goes to Ubon Ratchathani on October 13, Nakhon Ratchasima on October 20, Chiang Mai on October 24, Phitsanulok on October 27, Chon Buri on October 31, Hat Yai on November 3, Phuket on November 7 and finally Bangkok on November 13.

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Indy at Centerpoint Every Friday from 4,

CentralWorld seeks to attract teenage shoppers to its “Indy Shop” at Centerpoint on the seventh floor. More than 100 market stalls are set up. Help underprivileged children at Baan Homhug in Yasothon province by contributing old clothes, toys and money through the Suthasinee Foundation. Visit or call (02) 252 1754-6.

Great ‘E-scape’ New Silpakorn graduate Suntorn Piama combines new and old techniques in his debut solo show, “E-scape”, at Galerie N on Wireless Road until October 11. The show is the second in the gallery’s “New Folders” young-artist series. Call (02) 252 1592 or (086) 601 7111.

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Cook up a storm Learn the secrets of Thai cuisine with Surasak “Noi” Kongsawat, the award-winning chef at the Dusit Thani Bangkok’s Benjarong Royal Thai Cuisine. Join him in his kitchen from Monday to Friday from 2 to 5 for a class that includes a five-course Thai set dinner, three recipes plus fruit carving or four recipes with pictures of each featured dish, certificate and a photo with the chef. The cost is Bt3,000 net or Bt,4200 with the Dusit cookbook. Advance reservation is required. Call (02) 200 9000 extension 2699.

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Ballads and blues Singing duo Sumeth and the Pang return to the Thailand Cultural Centre’s Small Hall on October 25 at 5 for “Love Songs of the Bad Guys”, the latest in the Judprakai concert series. Accompanying them will be Nu Wuttichai on piano, Dome Hayodome on bass and tenor saxophonist Piti Keyurapan. Tickets start at Bt500 from

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G-Force A specially trained squad of guinea pigs is dispatched to stop a diabolical billionaire from taking over the world. Rated G.

Broken Embraces The latest collaboration between director Pedro Almodovar and Penelope Cruz is a neo-noir drama marked by a four-way romance. In Spanish with English and Thai subtitles at Paragon Cineplex until October 14. Rated 18+.

Rookies A baseball team of bumbling misfits gets a new coach. Based

on a hit TV series. In Japanese with English and Thai subtitles at Apex.

Streets of Blood Val Kilmer is a police detective in post-Katrina New Orleans, investigating the death of his partner. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Sharon Stone and Michael Biehn also star. At SFW CentralWorld.

Pandorum A pair of space travellers (Ben Foster and Dennis Quaid) awaken from hypersleep with total amnesia and the feeling that something else isn’t quite right on their ship. Rated 15+.

The Reader

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Fun Kote Kote The story of an impossible romance between a 40-something street performer (Ping Lampraperng) and a popular actress (Pavinee Viriyacahikij). Rated 15+.

The Proposal To avoid being deported from the US, a bossy Canadian executive (Sandra Bullock) proposes a marriage of convenience to her assistant (Ryan Reynolds). Rated 13+. 

District 9 For 20 years, a spaceship has been stalled above

Johannesburg, with its alien inhabitants segregated into a shantytown. Now the time has come to move them out. Rated 15+. 

Miao Miao Confused sexuality reigns as a shy Japanese exchange student experiences her first love in Taiwan. In Mandarin with

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English and Thai subtitles at House.

Whiteout Kate Becksinsale stars as a US marshal who arrives in Antarctica to investigate the South Pole’s first homicide. Rated 13+. 

The Perfect Storm

>> CINEMA NUMBERS Apex: Lido, (02) 252 6498, Siam, (02) 251 3508, Scala, (02) 251 2861 Century: (02) 247 9940 House: (02) 641 5177-8 Imax: (02) 129 4631 Major Cineplex/EGV/ Esplanade: Bangkok, (02) 515 5555 Major Hollywood: (02) 718 7999 Paragon Cineplex: (02) 129 4635 SF Cinemas: Bangkok, (02) 268 8888 UMG: RCA, (02) 641 5913-14

As of August 2009, Thailand has these motion-picture ratings: G – General audiences. P – Promote as educational. 13+, 15+ and 18+ – Suggested minimum ages for viewers. 20+ – Restricted to viewers aged 20 and older; ID check mandatory.

> > C H A N N E L L I N KS

>> CRITICAL CONSENSUS Channel 3: Channel 5: Channel 7: Modernine: NBT: TV Thai: True:

= Must see! = Solidly entertaining = It’s okay = Barely watchable  = Don’t bother No star rating means no reviews were available.

John C Reilly co-stars in this drama about a fishing boat caught in foul weather. George Clooney also stars. HBO (TrueVisions), 8pm > > F I L M R AT I N GS

Sorority Row Sorority girls try to cover up the death of one of their sisters after a prank goes wrong, only to find themselves stalked by a serial killer. Rated 18+.



Close to Home By John McPherson


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By Eugenia Last

Today’s Birthday: There is opportunity this year but only if you are willing to hone your ideas to a manageable size. Launching something you believe in or moving from one industry to another will allow you greater freedom. Dealing with friends, lovers and children will be highlighted.

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 Secrets must be kept no matter what. Someone may try to trick or bribe you. Keep busy helping others and developing a plan can help you avoid contact with anyone trying to push you. TAURUS **** April 20-May 20 Your ability to work with what you have and come up with something first-rate will give you the edge over any competition. Have confidence in yourself. A change at home will lift your spirits. GEMINI ** May 21-June 20 Be careful when dealing with people who may want to use you or your information wrongly. You cannot take chances when it comes to money or your social contacts. Stick strictly to business and don’t meddle.


CANCER ***** June 21-July 22 You can make professional changes that will help you move into a position you enjoy. There is money to be made if you stop fearing failure. Create a better work area at home. Romance is in the stars. LEO *** July 23-Aug. 22 Your emotions may lead to a poor purchase. Read the fine print and don’t fall for a sales pitch promising impossible results. Knowing what you are dealing with upfront will be half the battle.


VIRGO *** Aug. 23-Sept. 22 The way you feel and see others will change, bringing you greater confidence and willingness to put yourself and your skills to the test. Your practical approach will win favours and respect. LIBRA *** Sept. 23-Oct. 22 A social event will help you realise your potential and reunite you with someone from your past. A proposal that can offer you change and a little adventure must be considered carefully. SCORPIO ***** Oct. 23-Nov. 21 Put your efforts into the things you enjoy and do best. You cannot allow anyone to make you feel inadequate or put you down. Jealousy is apparent and should be dealt with firmly. SAGITTARIUS ** Nov. 22-Dec. 21 You should be questioning the motives of yourself as well as those of whomever you are dealing with. Communication will be tense and difficult and may lead to a misunderstanding. Be honest.

Youssou N’Dour

Actor Tom Bosley is 82. Actress-singer Julie Andrews is 74. Actress Stella Stevens is 71. Jazz musician Dave Holland is 63. Actor Stephen Collins is 62. Actor Randy Quaid is 59. Singer Youssou N’Dour is 50. Actor Esai Morales is 47. Actor Christopher Titus is 45. Actress-model Cindy Margolis is 44. Singer Keith Duffy is 35.

CAPRICORN **** Dec. 22-Jan. 19 You can turn an old friendship into a new partnership or a goal you once had into a reality. You need to make a number of changes if you are to achieve the happiness you deserve. AQUARIUS *** Jan. 20-Feb. 18 Think about ways you can take the pressure off someone you care for by being a little more responsible. Don’t let someone’s erratic behaviour prompt you to make a decision you will regret. PISCES *** Feb. 19-March 20 Emotional issues will be brought out into the open. Stick to the facts and don’t allow anyone to hand out false information. Your fast action will impress someone who can further your interests.


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Leader of Commercial Vehicle Urgently Requires

Thai Shinryo Ltd. is one of the leaders for the EPC contractor for Combined Cycle Cogeneration Power Plant business. Presently we have several major projects both in Thailand and internationally. Due to our aggressive business expansion in Thailand and Asia Pacific, we are seeking for the energetic and dynamic persons to join our teams for Combined Cycle Cogeneration power Plant projects which are under execution.

We are a leader of renown industrial vehicles. We have an opportunity for outstanding individuals to join our team in the following positions:

1. Service Manager Core responsibilities: 1. Managing a commercial vehicle workshop and its branches 2. Developing and implementing workshop business strategies to meet workshop sales target and revenue. 3. Monitoring and controlling the performance of the technical staff to ensure high level of technical competence and quality Qualifications: • About 35-40 years old • Engineering degree will be an advantage • 5 years experience in management of a vehicle workshop or branch • Highly motivated and result oriented individual with initiative • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills • English is compulsory

2. Branch Managers (Northern District) Core responsibilities: 1. Ensure the achievement of vehicle sales, service and parts branch business objectives and targets 2. Maintain and deliver high quality service to all existing and potential new customers 3. Ensure branch staff operate under established policies, procedures and controls including the security of the branch Qualifications: • Age about 35-45 years old • Business Administration or Engineering degree background • 5 years experience in management of a vehicle company or branch • Highly motivated result oriented individual with initiative • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills • Must be able to stay upcountry • English is compulsory

3. Sales Executives

Interested applicants please apply by email: or submit your updated resume and photo, expected income to P.O. BOX No. 57, Rangsit, Pathumthani 12130 (Tel. 085-111-1886)

A US $29.2 billion corporation, the Aditya Birla Group is in the League of Fortune 500. It is anchored by an extraordinary force of 130,000 employees, belonging to 30 different nationalities. In India, the Group has been adjudged “The Best Employer in India and among the top 20 in Asia” by the Hewitt-Economic Times and Wall Street Journal Study 2007. Over 60 per cent of its revenues flow from its overseas operations. The Group operates in 25 countries - India, UK, Germany, Hungary, Brazil, Italy, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Australia, USA, Canada, Egypt, China, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia, Philippines, Dubai, Singapore, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Malaysia and Korea. Globally the Aditya Birla Group is: Thai Rayon Public Company Limited, a flagship company of Aditya Birla Group, Awarded Best Employer in Thailand in 2005 by Hewitt Associates, is a leading manufacturer & exporter of viscose staple fibre with annual turnover of baht 9 million & listed on the stock exchange of Thailand. The company exports 60% of its production to almost 20 countries. The company is looking for qualified candidates for following positions based at factory:

1. Manager - Electrical

2. Manager - Maintenance • Age 35-45 years, Male. • B.E. (Mechanical) with 15 years experience in Maintenance function in large process manufacturing industry.

3. Manager - Production • Age 35-45 years, Male. • B.E. (Chemical Engineer) with 15-20 years experience in Process / Manufacturing Industry.

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5. Superintendent - Accounts • Male or Female. • Certified Public Accountant or Graduate from reputed University in the field of Finance or Accounting. • Minimum 5-7 years experience in preparation of financial statements in large manufacturing & preferable multi-national organization listed on SET. • Know and should have experience of Thai accounting standards as well as IAS, corporate and personal tax, costing systems and other regulatory compliance.

6. Plant Manager • Age 35-45 years, Male, B.E. Mechanical / Electrical / Production with 15-25 years experience in heading a small / medium scale industry (Manufacturing / Process / Chemical plant.

4. Manager - Accounts • Age 35-45 years, Male or Female. • Bachelor degree or Higher in Accounting or Finance, CPA/experience in Account function in a manufacturing Industry for 15-20 years. • Should be conversant with Thai Tax level.

* All positions requires Good Command of Spoken & Written English and candidates should possess excellent managerial skills and are for Thai National only. ** Position 1-5 - based in Angthong and Position 6 - based in Saraburi

Interested candidates may send their resume stating present & expected salary along with recent photograph to the address below : Human Resources Department

Thai Rayon Public Company Limited

888/160-1 Mahatun Plaza Building, 16th Floor Ploenchit Rd., Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Tel. 662 2536745-54 e-mail,

Bachelor or Master Degree in Electrical Power Engineering with outstanding records. Having Second Class Electrical Power Engineering License (Fellow Engineer License) from Thai council of Engineer. Self-initiative thinking, logical judgment and be able to work under pressure. Fluent in reading, writing and speaking English is required. Having at least 10 years hands-on experience in Conceptual, Basic and Detailed design & engineering of power plant and including 115 kV high voltage substation. Be able to do Power System Study i.e. Loadflow, short circuit, motor acceleration, transient stability, grounding system, protection system coordination study, harmonic and reliability analysis. Be able to do plant protection system setting calculation and generator protection system setting calculation. Good understanding of International Electrical codes and standards especially IEC, IEEE/ANSI/NEMA and NEPA standards. Having experience in medium scale power plant projects. Having experience in turbogenerator, generator protection system, excitation & synchronization systems would be an advantage.


Core responsibilities: 1. Achieve monthly sales target 2. Expand customer base 3. Plan market coverage, follow up and customer development Qualifications: • Male/Female, age between 25-30 years old, Bachelor's degree • Min. 3 years working experience in sales of industrial or related products • Have own transportation • Self motivated and can work independently • English communication will be an advantage

• Age 35-45 years, Male. • B.E. (Electrical) 12-15 years experience in Process Industry. • Should have handled High voltage 69kv/115kv supply with transformer, switch gear etc. • Should be able to deal with government bodies like PEA, EGAT etc.


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Bachelor Degree in Electrical Power Engineering with outstanding records. Having Second Class Electrical Power Engineering License (Fellow Engineer License) from Thai council of Engineer. Self-initiative thinking, logical judgment and be able to work under pressure. Fluent in reading, writing and speaking English is required. Having at least 5 years hands-on experience in Conceptual, Basic and Detailed design & engineering of power plant project. Specialized in designing and preparation the specification of high voltage switchgears and power system protection system. Good understanding of Electrical International codes and standards such as NFPA, IEC IEEE/ANSI/NEMA standards. Having experience in medium scale power plant projects would be an advantage. All application will be treated strictly confidential. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Please send your resume with full details of qualification, transcript and expected salary to :-

THAI SHINRYO LIMITED Green Tower Bldg., Floor 6 (Personal Department), 3656/18-19 Rama 4 Rd., Klongton, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110 Tel. 0-2249-0870, 0-2240-0660 Fax 0-2240-0623

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∑–‡≈ “∫ ‚µ¬à“/ ‡≈àπ ‰≈‡¥Õ√åÀ‘¡–  °’/ ·™àπÈ”·√à√âÕπ/ °‘π¢“ªŸ¬—°…å 3 ™π‘¥∑’Ë¢÷Èπ™◊ËÕ·≈–Õ“À“√∑”‡≈Õ√àÕ¬Ê ¢Õߌհ‰°‚¥/ À¡àŸ∫â“𠫬‚Õ‚µ√ÿ/ π—Ëß°√–‡™â“¢÷Èπ™¡ø“√å¡À¡’ ‚π‚∫√‘‡∫™’/ ¢—∫‚ª‚≈ ™¡°“√∑”™ÁÕ°‚°·≈Á§ ™ÁÕªªîôß Outlet (√“¬°“√π’  È πÿ°¡—° Ë Ê ‡∑’¬ Ë «‰¡à‡Àπ◊ËÕ¬ ∑’Ëæ° —  ∫“¬Ê æ—°∑’≈ Ë – 2 §◊π Õ“À“√Õ√àÕ¬Ê)

‚√·¡πµ‘§... °√’° 8 «—π/ 6 §◊π (31 µ.§.-1 æ.¬.) Qatar Airway 95,500 ‡Õ‡∏π å/ ≈àÕ߇√◊ÕÕà“«´“‚√𑧠‡∑’ˬ« 3 ‡°“– «¬/ ∑’Ëæ—°√‘¡Àπ⓺“«‘«∑–‡≈√–¥—∫ 4 ¥“«∫π‡°“– ´“π∑√Õ√‘π’ / ∫‘π‰ª-°≈—∫ ‡Õ‡∏π å  àŸ ´“π∑√Õ√‘π’ ‡∑’ˬ«æ—°ºàÕπ‡µÁ¡∑’Ë


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„∫‰¡â ’ «¬ 5 «—π/ æ—° 3 §◊π µ.§.-æ.¬. °√ÿäª 10-14 ∑à“π‡∑à“π—Èπ KE


‡°“–π“¡‘ / Õÿ∑¬“π‡¢“‚´√—§´“π / ‚´≈ / ∑’Ëæ—°√–¥—∫ 5 ¥“« ‡¡πŸÕ“À“√·∫∫§—¥ √√√â“πÕ√àÕ¬Ê / ™¡‚™«å Sachoom ∑’¢ Ë π È÷ ™◊Õ Ë ∑’  Ë ¥ ÿ / ≈àÕß·¡àπ” È Œ—π /  ª“‡∑ⓥ⫬ª≈“µÕ¥ Dr. Fish À‘¡–ƒ¥ŸÀπ“« ‡¥‘π∑“ß 3-7 ∏.§. / 10-14 ∏.§. (ªï„À¡à 30 ∏.§.-3 ¡.§. ®Õߥà«π)


(‡√“ªÑÕß°—π‡¢â¡ß«¥‰¡à„Àâ¡· ’ √ßß“π·Õ∫·Ωß√à«¡§≥– / ‰°¥å∫√‘°“√∑à“πÕ¬à“ßÕ∫Õàπ ÿ )

π‘‚°â-øŸ°Ÿ™‘¡à“-‡´π‰¥ „∫‰¡â‡ª≈’ˬπ ’

6 «—π 23-29 µ.§./ 2-7 æ.¬. CI


πÈ”µ°‡¥π‚° + À¡àŸ∫â“ππ‘π®“ ∑’π Ë ‚‘ °â/ À¡àŸ∫â“π‚∫√“≥ÕŸ™‘®Ÿ°Ÿ + «πº≈‰¡â ∑’ËøŸ°Ÿ™‘¡à“/ ≈àÕ߇√◊Õ∑–‡≈ “∫¡— ´’™‘¡à“∑’Ë

‡´π‰¥ + π—ßË √∂‰ø¥à«π™‘π§—π‡´π àŸ‚µ‡°’¬« (‰¡àµâÕßπ—Ëß√∂∑—Èß«—π) / ™ÁÕªªîôß‚µ‡°’¬«/ ∑’Ëæ—° ∫“¬Ê ·™àπÈ”·√à√âÕπÕÕπ‡´Áπ/ Õ“À“√Õ√àÕ¬Ê/ ∫‘π‡™â“∂÷ߧ˔ ·≈⫇∑’ˬ«‰¡à‡Àπ◊ËÕ¬§√—∫

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8 «—𠇥‘π∑“ß 17-24 æ.¬./ 3-10 ∏.§. EY


·¡π‡™ ‡µÕ√å / ‰«‡¥Õ√凡’¬ ¥‘π·¥π·Ààß∑–‡≈ “∫ / ‡Õ¥‘π‡∫‘√å°  °ÁÕµœ ÕÕ°øÕ√å¥ ‡¡◊Õß¡À“«‘∑¬“≈—¬ / ¢÷π È °√–‡™â“ London Eye ·≈–™ÁÕªªîß ô Outlet / ∫‘π¿“¬„π ‡Õ¥‘π‡∫‘√å°  àŸ≈Õπ¥Õπ ‰¡à‡ ’¬‡«≈“π—Ëß√∂∑—Èß«—π‘

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°√’π∑“«‡«Õ√å ∂.æ√–√“¡ 4 Õ“§“√ ”π—°ß“π ‡π◊ÕÈ ∑’Ë 587 µ√.¡. 7 ∑’®Ë Õ¥√∂ ™—πÈ 11 ÀâÕßµ°·µà߇√’¬∫√âÕ¬ „Àâ‡™à“ 220 ∫“∑/µ√.¡. À√◊Õ¢“¬ 35,000 ∫“∑/µ√.¡. µ‘¥µàÕ§ÿ≥ ÿ™“µ‘ ‚∑√.081-374-9723




¡.«√“√¡¬å ‡≈§«‘≈≈å ∫â“π‡¥’Ë¬« 2 ™—Èπ ‡π◊ÈÕ∑’Ë 81 µ√.«.

3 ÀâÕßπÕπ 3 ÀâÕßπÈ” 3 ·Õ√å 3 ∑’®Ë Õ¥√∂ µ°·µàß æ√âÕ¡‡øÕ√åπ‡‘ ®Õ√å §√—«∫‘«∑åÕπ‘ æ√âÕ¡ «π «¬√Õ∫∫â“𠂧√ß°“√„À≠à¡∑’ –‡≈ “ª ·≈– «πæ—°ºàÕπ √à¡√◊πË √ª¿. 24 ™¡. „°≈â∫°‘Í ´’∫“ßæ≈’ √“§“‡ πÕ¢“¬ 4,950,000 ∫“∑ µ‘¥µàÕ§ÿ≥¿§Õ√ ‚∑√.0-2463-8333, 089-836-3699 L.103033


¡.ªí≠≠ ‘√‘¬å ∂.≈“¥À≈ÿ¡·°â« ∫â“π‡¥’Ë¬« 2 ™—Èπ ‡π◊ÈÕ∑’Ë 87 µ√«.


¡.øÑ“°√’πæ“√å§ ∂.‡ ¡“øÑ“§√“¡ ∫â“π‡¥’Ë¬« 2 ™—Èπ ‡π◊ÈÕ∑’Ë 59 µ√.«.

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ºŸâπ”¥â“πµ—«·∑ππ“¬Àπâ“Õ —ßÀ“√‘¡∑√—æ¬å ·ø√π‰™ åµ—«·∑ππ“¬Àπâ“Õ —ßÀ“√‘¡∑√—æ¬å

¡.∏π“´‘µ’È ∂.∫“ßπ“-µ√“¥ ∫â“π‡¥’Ë¬« 2 ™—Èπ ‡π◊ÈÕ∑’Ë 354.8 µ√.«. 4 ÀâÕßπÕπ 3 ÀâÕßπÈ” ‚ª√àß ‚≈àß ∫“¬ ™—πÈ ≈à“ßÀ‘πÕàÕπ ™—πÈ ∫πªŸª“√凰⠇§“π凵Õ√å ÀâÕßπÈ”À‘πÕàÕπ  ÿ¢¿—≥±å§Õµ‚µâ „°≈â§≈—∫‡Œâ“ å  π“¡°Õ≈åø √“§“摇»… µ‘¥µàÕ§ÿ≥π—π∑åπ™‘ “ ‚∑√.0-2818-0022 µàÕ 211, 081-702-2214 E



∑’¥Ë ‘π‡°“–‡°√Á¥ ∫â“π‡¥’¬Ë « ‡π◊ÈÕ∑’Ë 262 µ√.«.

3 ÀâÕßπÕπ 2 ÀâÕßπÈ” ‰¡à ‰°≈®“°µ—«‡¡◊Õߪ∑ÿ¡∏“π’ À≈—ßµ≈“¥√–·Àß „°≈â∫√‘…∑— ´’æ,’ ¡À“«‘∑¬“≈—¬™‘π«—µ√, ∑’«Ë “à °“√Õ”‡¿Õ≈“¥À≈ÿ¡·°â«, ∂ππ«ß·À«π√Õ∫πÕ° µ–«—πÕÕ° °Ÿâ ‰¥â 100% √“§“‡ πÕ¢“¬ 3,000,000 ∫“∑ µ‘¥µàÕ§ÿ≥≈—°…≥å ‚∑√.0-2960-0005, 085-123-5122

3 ÀâÕßπÕπ 3 ÀâÕßπÈ” ‚§√ß°“√µ‘¥∂ππ„À≠à ¡’¬“¡ √—°…“°“√≥å 24 ™—ßË ‚¡ß “¡“√∂∑–≈ÿ∂ππ≈”≈Ÿ°°“ ·≈–√—ß ‘µ‰¥â „°≈âø«î ‡®Õ√åæ“√å§√—ß ‘µ·≈–Àâ“߇™’¬√å√ß—  ‘µ ·≈–µ√ßµ≈“¥π“𓇮√‘≠ ÀâÕß¡ÿ¡ ‡¢â“ÕÕ° 200 ‡¡µ√ √“§“‡ πÕ¢“¬ 3,300,000 ∫“∑ µ‘¥µàÕ§ÿ≥‡≈Á° ‚∑√.0-2960-0005, 089-771-8192

1 ÀâÕßπÕπ 1 ÀâÕßπÈ” ‡ªìπ∫â“π∑’ªË ≈Ÿ°Õ¬Ÿ∫à π ‡°“–‡°√Á¥ Àπâ“∫â“𵑥·¡àπÈ”‡®â“æ√–¬“ ∫√√¬“°“»¥’¡“°Ê √à¡√◊πË ‡ß’¬∫¥’¡“° √“§“‡ πÕ¢“¬ 5,000,000 ∫“∑ µ‘¥µàÕ§ÿ≥π—∑ ‚∑√.0-29234100-1, 085-918-3792

∂. ÿ¢“¿‘∫“≈ 3 (√“¡§”·Àß) ∑’¥Ë π‘ ‡ª≈à“ ‡π◊ÈÕ∑’Ë 1 ‰√à 110 µ√.«. ∑’∂Ë ¡·≈â« ‡À¡“–ª≈Ÿ° √â“ßÕ“§“√ ”π—°ß“π ‚°¥—ß ∑’ÕË ¬ŸÕà “»—¬ √“§“‡ πÕ¢“¬ 20,400,000 ∫“∑ µ‘¥µàÕ§ÿ≥∏π“°√ ‚∑√.0-2744-0900, 081-948-3130

¡.情™“µ‘ ∂. ÿ¢“¿‘∫“≈ 3 (√“¡§”·Àß) ∑’Ë¥π‘ ‡ª≈à“ ‡π◊ÈÕ∑’Ë 211 µ√.«. ∑’¥Ë π‘ ®—¥ √√ ‡À¡“– ”À√—∫ª≈Ÿ°∫â“π‡¥’¬Ë « Õ¬Ÿà „π‚§√ß°“√ ¡.情™“µ‘ „°≈â∑“ßÕÕ°¡Õ‡µÕ√凫¬å ‡æ’¬ß 100 ‡¡µ√ √“§“‡ πÕ¢“¬ 5,275,000 ∫“∑ ‚∑√.0-2744-0900, 081-948-3130

∂.®—π∑√å ´.43 Õæ“√å∑‡¡âπ∑å 6 ™—πÈ ‡π◊ÈÕ∑’Ë 64 µ√.«. 60 ÀâÕßπÕπ 60 ÀâÕßπÈ” 60 ·Õ√å ∑”‡≈¥’ √“¬‰¥âµÕà ‡¥◊Õπª√–¡“≥· π°«à“ √“§“‡ πÕ¢“¬ 24,000,000 ∫“∑ ‚∑√.0-2744-0770, 085-1111-892






¡.Õ“√’π“à °“√凥âπ ∂. ÿ¢ÿ¡«‘∑ 77 ´.ÕàÕππÿ™ 44 ∫â“π‡¥’Ë¬« 2 ™—πÈ ‡π◊ÕÈ ∑’Ë 70.7 µ√.«.

¡.ªí≠≠ ‘√‘¬å ∂.ª∑ÿ¡∏“π’≈“¥À≈ÿ¡·°â« ∫â“π‡¥’Ë¬« 2 ™—Èπ ‡π◊ÈÕ∑’Ë 87 µ√.«. 2 ∑’®Ë Õ¥√∂ ∫â“π‚§√ß°“√„À¡à ‰¡à ‰°≈®“° 3 ÀâÕßπÕπ 2 ÀâÕßπÈ” 5 ·Õ√å 3 ∑’®Ë Õ¥√∂ ∫â“π‡≈àπ√–¥—∫ µ°·µàßÕ¬à“ߥ’À√Ÿ ‡øÕ√åæ√âÕ¡‡¢â“Õ¬Ÿà µ—«‡¡◊Õߪ∑ÿ¡∏“π’ À≈—ßµ≈“¥√–·Àß „°≈â∫√‘…∑— ´’æ,’ ¡.™‘π«—µ√, ∑’«Ë “à °“√Õ”‡¿Õ≈“¥À≈ÿ¡·°â«, „°≈â·À≈àß™äÕªªîßô ¡“°¡“¬Õ“∑‘ ´’§Õπœ ∂ππ«ß·À«π√Õ∫πÕ°µ–«—πÕÕ° °Ÿâ ‰¥â 100% ‡ √’‡´Áπ‡µÕ√å „®°≈“ß √“§“‡ πÕ¢“¬ 3,000,000 ∫“∑ √“§“‡ πÕ¢“¬ 12,000,000 ∫“∑ µ‘¥µàÕ§ÿ≥π‘¥ µ‘¥µàÕ§ÿ≥ÕâÕ¬ ‚∑√.0-2818-0022 µàÕ 103, 082-123-7213 ‚∑√.0-2960-0005, 089-771-2473 E


√—ß ‘µ§≈Õß 8 ∂.√—ß ‘µπ§√𓬰 ∑’¥Ë π‘ ‡ª≈à“ ‡π◊ÈÕ∑’Ë 40 ‰√à Àà“ß∂ππ√—ß ‘µ-π§√𓬰 4 °¡. µ‘¥∂ππ¥” √‘¡§≈Õß 8 „°≈â∑“ߥà«π¡Õ‡µÕ√凫¬å √“§“‡ πÕ¢“¬ 16,800,000 ∫“∑ ‚∑√.0-2744-0770, 085-111-6345 N






¡.»ÿ¿“≈—¬ «‘≈≈å ∂.æ√–√“¡ 2 ´.«—¥æ—π∑⓬π√ ‘ßÀå ∫â“π‡¥’Ë¬« 2 ™—Èπ ‡π◊ÈÕ∑’Ë 69 µ√.«. 3 ÀâÕßπÕπ 2 ÀâÕßπÈ” 2 ∑’®Ë Õ¥√∂ ∫â“πÀ≈—ß·√° À≈—ß¡ÿ¡ ∫â“π„À¡à ‰¡à‡§¬Õ¬ŸÕà “»—¬¿“¬„πµ°·µà߉«â æ√âÕ¡‡øÕ√åπ‡‘ ®Õ√å ®—¥ «π «¬√“¬≈âÕ¡¥â«¬‰¡â¡ß§≈ 10 °«à“™π‘¥ √“§“‡ πÕ¢“¬ 4,200,000 ∫“∑ µ‘¥µàÕ§ÿ≥¿§Õ√ ‚∑√.0-2463-8333, 089-836-3699




¡.æ“√“‰¥´å«≈‘ ≈å ∂.»“≈“∏√√¡ æπå ∫â“π‡¥’¬Ë « 2 ™—Èπ ‡π◊ÕÈ ∑’Ë 109 µ√.«. æ◊πÈ ∑’Ë „™â Õ¬ 240 µ√.¡. 4 πÕπ 3 πÈ” ‡¢â“ - ÕÕ°‰¥âÀ≈“¬‡ âπ∑“߇™àπ∂ππ»“≈“∏√√¡ æπå ·≈–æÿ∑∏¡≥±≈ “¬ 2 Õ¬Ÿà „°≈â ¡.∑Õß ÿ¢‡∑§‚π ªîπò ¡≥±≈, √.æ.∏π∫ÿ√’ 2 √“§“‡ πÕ¢“¬ 5,500,000 ∫“∑ µ‘¥µàÕ§ÿ≥¿—§®‘√“ ‚∑√.0-2960-0969, 081-409-6520 N





¡.«√“√¡¬å 81 ∂.∫“ß∫Õπ ∫â“π‡¥’¬Ë « 2 ™—Èπ ‡π◊ÈÕ∑’Ë 102 µ√.«.

æ◊πÈ ∑’Ë „™â Õ¬ 336 µ√¡. 4 ÀâÕßπÕπ 4 ÀâÕßπÈ” ¡’‡√◊Õπ√—∫√Õß,  «πÀ¬àÕ¡, ∫àÕª≈“¿“¬„π∫√‘‡«≥∫â“π ¿“¬„π‚§√ß°“√¡’ π“¡‡∑ππ‘ ,  √–«à“¬πÈ”, øπ  æ√âÕ¡ “∏“√≥Ÿª ‚¿§§√∫ ¡’√.ª.¿.µ≈Õ¥ 24 ™.¡. √“§“‡ πÕ¢“¬ 7,000,000 ∫“∑ µ‘¥µàÕ§ÿ≥¿—§®‘√“ ‚∑√.0-2960-0969, 081-409-6520 L.802390

‡≈§«‘« §Õπ‚¥¡‘‡π’¬¡ ∂ππ·®âß«—≤π– æ◊Èπ∑’Ë 54 µ√.¡. µ°·µàßæ√âÕ¡Õ¬Ÿà √“§“‡ πÕ¢“¬ 890,000 ∫“∑ µ‘¥µàÕ§ÿ≥‡™Õ√å√’Ë ‚∑√.089-117-7006, 086-451-5452 N ∂.√“¡Õ‘π∑√“ °¡.2 Õ“§“√æ“≥‘™¬å 4.5 ™—πÈ ‡π◊ÈÕ∑’Ë 22 µ√«. 3 ÀâÕßπÕπ 2 ÀâÕßπÈ” µ÷°µ‘¥∂ππ„À≠à „°≈â·¬°≈“¥ª≈“‡§â“, À≈—° ’,Ë ·ø™—πË ‰Õ å·≈π¥å µ÷°Õ¬Ÿ√à –À«à“ß∏𓧓√° ‘°√°—∫∏π“§√°√ÿ߉∑¬ ∑”‡≈¥’ §â“¢“¬‰¥â √“§“‡ πÕ¢“¬ 3,600,000 ∫“∑ µ‘¥µàÕ§ÿ≥æ≈ ‚∑√.0-2645-4455 L.9702639


∂.∫“ß°√«¬‰∑√πâÕ¬ Õæ“√å∑‡¡âπ∑å ‡π◊ÈÕ∑’Ë 1 ‰√à 76 µ√.«.

40 ÀâÕßπÕπ 40 ÀâÕßπÈ” Õæ“√å∑‡¡âπ∑å 40 ÀâÕß ‡À¡“–∑’®Ë –≈ß∑ÿπ §π‡™à“‡µÁ¡ ‡ªìπ·À≈àß™ÿ¡™π „°≈â √.æ.‰∑√πâÕ¬ ¡’√∂µŸ·â ≈–√∂‡¡≈库à πÀπâ“‚§√ß°“√ √“§“‡ πÕ¢“¬ 16,000,000 ∫“∑ µ‘¥µàÕ§ÿ≥π—∑ ‚∑√.0-2923-4100-1, 085-918-3792 L.2700019

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À—«À‘π∑’Ë¥π‘ 100 µ√.«. ∂¡‡ ¡Õ∂ππ „°≈â ´.À—«À‘π 40 ‡¬◊ÕÈ ß«—߉°≈°—ß«≈ √“§“摇»… µ‘¥µàÕ§ÿ≥«‘»‘…∞å ‚∑√.081-833-8500 NE

¡.‚Œ¡‡æ≈ ∂.√“¡§”·Àß ´.√“¡§”·Àß142 ∫â“π‡¥’Ë¬« 2 ™—Èπ ‡π◊ÈÕ∑’Ë 108 µ√.«.

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Arnold Palmer says he’s been selected to receive a Congressional Gold Medal, an honour that has been around since the American Revolution and recognises distinguished achievements and contributions. Beyond his seven major championships, Palmer used his charisma and hard-charging style to make an elite sport popular with the masses. In golf circles, he is known simply as “The King”. – AP

Toyota say F1 future unclear The Toyota Formula One team says their continued participation in the sport still unclear and are dependent upon the financial performance of their parent company and cost reductions in F1. “We will participate for now,” team principal Tadashi Yamashina said.

Massa gets back to racing in Brazil Formula One driver Felipe Massa got behind the wheels of a kart yesterday, practising for the first time in public since sustaining multiple skull fractures in a crash in July. The Brazilian told friends he felt fine after the practice. – AP

Toronto’s Adam Lind hit three of Toronto’s six homers to spoil Boston’s hopes of clinching a play-off berth.



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Paradorn Srichaphan, right, and Danai Udomchoke discuss strategy durng their game on Tuesday.

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Scolari’s Uzbeki adventure sours Pohang Steelers overcame a 3-1 first leg deficit to defeat Bunyodkor 4-1 after extra time and 5-4 on aggregate yesterday to reach the Asian Champions League semifinals. The loss ended Luiz Felipe Scolari’s bid to conquer the Asian competition. Scolari, who guided his native Brazil to the 2002 World Cup title, joined the Uzbek club this season and was hoping to win the Asian championship and get a shot at the Club World Cup. – AP



BALL IS BACK Paradorn plays first match since 2007, next stop India By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam DAILY XPRESS


aradorn Srichaphan, who suffered a defeat in his comeback match yesterday, sees a bright future for himself and is expected to return to competitive tennis sometime in January next year. Paradorn hadn’t played an ATP match since being forced out of the game by a wrist injury in March 2007. Yesterday, he made his return to tennis alongside compatriot Danai Udomchoke and showed glimpses of his talent before fading away with a 2-6 6-1 10-6 loss to Michael Kohlmann and Alexander Peya of Austria in the first round doubles match of the US$608,500 PTT Thailand Open. The former world No 9, however, was not disappointed by the result, preferring to apply some positive spin after only resuming practice a few days before the tournament. “I hit the

ball well but I have to improve on my fitness. The time out [of ennis] didn’t seem that long to me even though I haven’t played for two and a half years. I was happy with my game and I’m now focusing on returning to [singles] competition,’’ said the 30-year-old, who set January’s Chennai Open as his comeback tournament for the singles. Paradorn won in India in 2003, one of his five career titles. The former Thai No 1 has felt no pain on his wrist lately, which prompted him to enter the Thailand Open just a few days before its start. However, he cautioned that he would be more selective about his schedule now that he’s a married man and running several businesses. “I can’t travel as much as I did in the past. I have a wife [former Miss Universe Natalie Glebova] and a tennis academy, a restaurant and male-medication products to take care of,’’ said Paradorn, who has made it to the semi-finals of the Thailand Open twice. Meanwhile, Danai’s Open campaign has come to an end

with losses in both the doubles and singles. He was beaten by American Robby Ginepri in the singles on Tuesday. The 28year-old can now focus on his upcoming marriage to Charinporn Pinidchob. The couple will receive sacred water from HRH Princess Sirindhorn tomorrow. The wedding is due on November 20. In yesterday’ action, American Kevin Kim beat former Australian Open finalist Rainer Schuettler of Germany 6-4 6-4 and 2006 quarter-finalist Mischa Zverev of Germany beat Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 57 6-3 6-3 in the second round.

Muay thai lessons Gilles Simon of France and John Isner and Robby Ginepri oof the US were yesterday given Thai kick boxing lessons by guru Somjit Jongjohor, the Beijing Olympics gold boxing medallist. The towering Isner, 2.08 metres in height, was clearly impressed by the local martial art. “It’s awesome. It was fun. I’m interested because it gives you a real workout,’’ said the big-serving American.

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Sharapova on fire in Japan Crowd-favourite Maria Sharapova stormed into the quarter-finals by beating fellow Russian Alisa Kleybanova in the Pan Pacific Open in Japan yesterday. The former world No 1, the champion here in 2005, fired an array of lightning service return winners to come from behind to win 2-6 6-2 6-2 against her 29th-ranked compatriot.

Thursday, October 1, 2009




Gers chief slams ref after fiasco

FLORENCE FUNK Rafa expects Reds to bounce back against Chelsea A F P , Florence, Italy

iverpool manager Rafael Benitez insisted his team will bounce back in Sunday’s crucial Premier League clash against Chelsea following their Champions League defeat to Fiorentina. Liverpool were virtual spectators in a mesmerising first 45 minutes from their hosts here on Wednesday in which the Merseysiders were fortunate to head into the dressing rooms at half-time with just a two-goal deficit. Fiorentina’s fluid passing and busy movement had left the Reds chasing shadows as two-goal hero Stevan Jovetic proved unplayable. But if the English team improved after the break, it was partly because they could not have got any worse than a first half in which their midfield of Fabio Aurelio and Lucas were overrun and star striker Fernando Torres barely got a touch. It was more like the Liverpool of old in the second period with Steven Gerrard starting to dictate play, Dirk Kyut getting more involved and Torres becoming a threat. And that is the football Benitez wants to see at the weekend in a match Liverpool really can’t afford to lose. “I think it will be totally different, hopefully we will see the Liverpool Football Club of the second half, we will be better,” he claimed before insisting that his team are as strong as ever. “At half-time we talked




Liverpool supporters react at the end of the 2-0 Champions League defeat to Fiorentina. about the mistakes we made and how to improve. We tried to find solutions with our mentality and channeling it in the right way. “It could have been different for us, we knew if we scored an early goal [in the second half] it would put us back in the game but we couldn’t. We had two chances but this was difference. “We were playing the same players in second half as in the first and it was different because the attitude in first half wasn’t good enough.” Benitez also complained about the offside rule that deems a player in an offside position but not interfering with play not to be offside.


(Jovetic 28, 37) Liverpool (ENG) 0; Debrecen (HUN) 0 Lyon (FRA) 4 (Kallstrom 3, Pjanic 13, Govou 24, Gomis 51) Group F: Rubin Kazan (RUS) 1 (Dominguez 11) Inter Milan (ITA) 1 (Stankovic 27); Barcelona (ESP) 2 (Messi 25, Pedro 76) Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) 0 Group G: Unirea Urziceni (ROM) 1 (Varga 48) VfB Stuttgart (GER) 1 (Tasci 5); Glasgow Rangers (SCO) 1 (Novo 88) Sevilla (ESP) 4 (Konko 50, Adriano 64, Luis Fabiano 72, Kanoute 74) Group H: Arsenal (ENG) 2 (Van Persie 78, Arshavin 86) Olympiakos (GRE) 0; AZ Alkmaar (NED) 1 (El Hamdaoui 48) Standard Liege (BEL) 1 (Traore 90+1)

Walter Smith branded Swedish ref Jonas Eriksson a bottler after his side were crushed 4-1 by Sevilla in a controversial clash at Ibrox. The Spanish oufit ran out easy winners thanks to second-half goals from Abdoulay Konko, Adriano, Luis Fabiano and Frederic Kanoute but that doesn’t tell the full story of a fiery encounter, which saw Nacho Novo score a late consolation for the home side. Erikkson took centre stage when he denied the home side a clear first-half penalty when Konko tripped Steven Naismith in the area. Smith claims the referee was in the perfect position to see the incident which should have led to a spot-kick and a red-card for the right-back. “He was perfectly positioned,” said Smith. “They are there to make big decisions as they are chosen as the best referees. They are times when you can say that people make errors but that was fairly clear-cut. It was a clear penalty but the problem they have is that they have two decisions to make. “They also have to send the player off and that makes it awkward for them. But he opted out of a very clear-cut decision. At Champions League level you expect a better decision for a clear incident. I also didn’t think it was a free-kick for their first goal. “You can’t say the penalty decision was a turning point overall. But when you play teams like Sevilla you need the complete set of circumstances to go your way and that didn’t happen.”

A new star is born in Barcelona: winger Pedro DPA, Madrid


Barca’s Pedro Rodriguez, left, celebrates with Xavi Hernandez.

ith a quarter of an hour left in Tuesday’s Barcelona-Dynamo Kiev Champions League clash, there was an air of unease and uncertainty in the massive Camp Nou. Barca were 1-0 up and playing their usual smooth, silky, attractive passive game – but the second goal would not come. In addition, Thierry Henry

and Bojan Krkic were missing through injury and Andres Iniesta had been taken off at half-time, after making his first start after an injury-ruined summer. Xavi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Lionel Messi were looking weary. So the question was: who possessed the spark, imagination and craft to deal the killer blow to welldrilled Dynamo? The emphatic answer came in the 76th minute.

Little Pedro Rodriguez, who had come on for Iniesta, took a short pass from Ibrahimovic, deftly moved the ball on to his left foot close to the penalty spot – and calmly made it 2-0 with a low far-post drive. The Camp Nou celebrated, not only a classy goal but also the fact that a new star had been found for the sparkling Barca constellation. Pedro is something of a

throwback to an earlier, more romantic era: a genuine winger with the speed and dribbling skills to get past his man and get to the byeline – or instead cut inside and shoot. He is nominally left-footed, though almost as strong with his right. Guardiola normally uses him out on the left, particularly when Henry and Iniesta have been missing through injury.



Thursday, October 1, 2009


LUCKY TO BE ALIVE College star stable after having his throat crushed A F P , Los Angeles


US college gridiron star was recovering in hospital Tuesday from seven hours of emergency surgery following a weight-lifting accident at the University of Southern California. USC Trojan runningback Stafon Johnson was listed in stable condition yesterday (Bangkok time) after having his throat crushed by a weight bar on Monday. The 21-year-old American was on his back doing a series of bench presses in the gym when the bar slipped out of his hands and landed on his neck. Johnson, who leads the Trojans in touchdowns with five, was coughing up blood through his mouth and nose and was rushed to California Hospital Medical Centre for surgery. “This is a very tight

Stafon Johnson of the USC Trojans was injured in bizarre circumstances. programme and a very tight team. Stafon’s been a spiritual leader and a leader on the field in all ways for a long time here and a beloved guy. So this is something that does affect you. We all will feel it for some time,” USC head coach Carroll told the Los Angeles Times. Doctor Gudata Hinika said Johnson’s athletic build helped

him survive the ordeal. “Had that been any one of us, meaning me, we would have not survived,” Hinika told ESPN television. “His neck was so solid, so muscular ... and the discipline that one learns from being athletic also really helped him to calm down and just do what he needed to do. “He took instruction very

well. All this combination and his physical fitness contributed to his outcome.” Johnson will have to undergo extensive therapy to try and get his speech back. Carroll said that doctors told him that Johnson would be able to play football again, although, probably not for the Trojans. Johnson, who has carried the ball 32 times for 157 yards this season, is in his senior, or final, year of US college. “It was just an absolute accident. It just hit him wrong, and he’s had obvious consequences,” Carroll said. “This guy is an expert lifter. He just lost control of the bar on his first rep of his last set and dropped on him.” Johnson’s complex surgery involved realigning his larynx. “None of us really think about what’s going on in your throat,” Carroll said. “But from the things that control speech and breathing and digestion and all of the different issues, everything got affected.”


No losers as sporting NZ crush England New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori said he opted to give England batsman Paul Collingwood a life “in the spirit of the game” as the Black Caps won by four wickets with 22.5 overs to spare in a Champions Trophy clash at the Wanderers on Tuesday. Underdogs in Group B, the Black Caps won two roundrobin matches to top the standings on net run rate and join England, who also won twice, in the semi-finals. Having left a Kyle Mills delivery, Collingwood strolled out of his crease and New Zealand wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum threw down his stumps, with the third umpire giving him out. But after pleading with Vettori, who later admitted “it was probably out under the laws of the game”, Collingwood, who was on 14 and went on to make 40, was allowed to remain. “I’ve got to applaud Daniel Vettori,” said Strauss. “I think it was the right decision, but it was obviously a tough decision.”

Thursday, October 1, 2009




CAPTAIN MARVEL’S MISSION Robson sees a big opportunity in Thailand job D A I LY X P R E S S


ormer England captain Bryan Robson is hoping to revive his managerial career by leading Thailand to the 2011 Asian Cup and the London Olympic Games in 2012. The 52-year-old agreed to take over the national post after compatriot Peter Reid left to become the assistant manager at Premier League club Stoke City last month. Robson, who captained both Manchester United and England as a player, has a signed a four-year contract and becomes the third Briton after Reid and Peter Withe to coach the Thai team. Though he hasn’t coached since leaving Sheffield United in February 2008, Robson said he perceives no problem in adding the role of national-team manager to his current job as ambassador for Manchester

Bryan Robson has some challenging targets to hit. Utd. “The reason the job was appealing is because I get the best of both worlds,” Robson told Inside United magazine. “It’s a great opportunity to get back into management, but hopefully I’ll continue to be an asset to United, perhaps even more so now that I’m based in Asia.

“I have challenging targets, starting with achieving qualification for the Asian Cup finals. I’ll also take charge of the under-23 team and hopefully we’ll qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.” The Englishman’s maiden task in his first coaching job at international level is to prepare

Thailand for the double-header against fierce regional rivals Singapore in the Asian Cup qualifying round next month. Though he enjoyed a stellar playing career, Robson’s record as a coach is mixed. He twice guided Middlesbrough to promotion into the Premier League but has also has been fired as manager by Sheffield United, West Bromwich Albion and Bradford. He began his playing career in 1974 with West Bromwich Albion. He moved on to Man United in 1981, where he scored 99 goals in 461 appearances and earned the nickname Captain Marvel, before finishing his career at Middlesbrough and taking up coaching. In other news, beleaguered Argentina coach Diego Maradona is seeking divine intervention as he ponders his side’s chances of reaching the World Cup finals. “The bearded one [God] saved me many times before – and I hope he will do so this time,” Maradona said.

Tevez vows to take revenge on Man Utd The souring of Carlos Tevez’s relationship with Manchester United has been underlined by the Argentinian’s revelation that he will enthusiastically celebrate any goals he scores against them in the future. Now at Manchester City, Tevez won widespread praise for his discreet acknowledgements of his two goals in Monday night’s 3-1 win over West Ham, the club that brought him to England. “I decided not to celebrate my goals out of respect to West Ham,” Tevez said. “They were my first club in England and, in my heart, part of me will always be a Hammer. “Personally, I would have preferred to beat another club. In the derby against United I had also decided not to celebrate our goals but, after the bad treatment I received from the supporters that day, I have changed my stance on that. If I score in the next derby then I am sure that I will celebrate.” AFP