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GOOD MORNING BANGKOK!

Clothes DO NOT maketh the man By Nualpan Osthananda Socialite and Zen Department Store PR director

It’s not the clothes you wear or the people you know that matter. A positive attitude and sincerity with a smile is what attracts people. So, smile!

What’s on, what’s up... Diva Jennifer Kim returns with her new show ‘My Name is Kim’; catch folk opera ‘Red Demon’; check out the ‘Young Female Artists of the Year’ exhibition, and lots more

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NIGHTMARE CONTINUES SRINAKARIN ROAD has been declared UNSAFE. AVOID THE ROAD as more rains are expected today >PAGE 2

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I TOLD MY WIFE [WHO HAD CALLED THREE TIMES] THAT I WOULD HAND THE PHONE TO A FELLOW PASSENGER TO CONFIRM MY STORY [THAT I WAS STUCK ON A BUS].

Motorists are warned to avoid flooded city route as record rainfall continues By Wannapa Phetdee D A I LY X P R E S S

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angkok’s Srinakarin Road has been declared a hazardous route after being flooded by a record 220 millimetres of rain in two days. Traffic jams along the route yesterday were made worse by brokendown vehicles, and with the Meteorological Department forecasting more rain for today, police have advised motorists to avoid the area.

‘Boating’ on Srinakarin Sanya Chenimit, deputy director of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Department of Drainage and Sewerage, said 200 city work-

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IT WAS LIKE PILOTING A BOAT RATHER THAN DRIVING A CAR.

ers were battling to drain the flood, which is highest on the stretch between Wat Sri Iam and Supalai Park. “It was like piloting a boat rather than driving a car,” said one commuter of her journey along Srinakarin on Tuesday night. “I was almost out of petrol and my mobile phone battery was low – it felt like a dangerous situation.” The 15 minutes it normally takes for the six-kilometre trip from her office in Bang Na stretched to two hours. She said she would avoid Srinikarin until the flood had subsided. Another commuter reported a four-hour bus journey on

10 and asked if I had decided to spend a night on the town. I offered to hand the phone to a fellow passenger if she wanted to confirm my story.”

Reassuring partners

Tuesday from Bangna-Trat Road to Pattanakarn Road, most of it spent on the 800metre stretch from the Sri Iam intersection to the Udomsuk intersection.

Commuters crawl “I was on the No 133. If it moved at all, it mostly crawled. At 8.30pm, my wife called to find out why I hadn’t arrived home. She called again at 9 and

“I heard several other male passengers doing the same – reassuring their partners that they were safe but caught in traffic.” Neighbouring Samut Prakan province has also seen heavy flooding, with many communities and roads knee-deep in water for hours. The water level is highest at the entrances to Soi Bearing and Soi La Salle.

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THE WORLD More than 10,000 couples from South Korea and overseas exchange or reaffirm marriage vows in a ceremony organised by the Unification Church – its biggest mass wedding in 10 years.

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Schwarzenegger to Shriver: Put down the phone

Rev Moon marries thousands in global mass wedding Brides in white wedding gowns and Japanese kimonos joined grooms in black suits and red ties yesterday for the Unification Church’s biggest mass wedding in a decade – a spectacle church officials say involved some 40,000 people around the world. The “blessing ceremony” was the church’s largest since 1999, and may well be the last on such a grand scale officiated by the 89-year-old Rev Sun Myung Moon, the controversial founder of the Unification Church. Moon blessed more than 10,000 couples gathered at Sun Moon University, the school he founded, in Asan, south of Seoul. About half are marrying for the first time, some in marriages arranged by Moon himself; the rest are renewing their wedding vows. Officials said Moon also blessed 10,000 couples from Sweden to Brazil taking part in simultaneous ceremonies around the world. – A P

Testimony depicts final days of Anna Nicole She was ill, confused, isolated and unable to walk unassisted in days before her death, investigator says A P , Los Angeles

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nna Nicole Smith was ill, confused and isolated in a hotel room with a cornucopia of prescription drugs in the days before her death, an investigator testified in a criminal case stemming from the celebrity model’s overdose death.

‘She couldn’t sit up’ California Department of Justice investigator Danny Santiago testified that witnesses said Smith was unable to walk unassisted into the Florida hotel, and she was so

weak she could not sit up to drink liquids. The testimony was presented in a preliminary hearing involving charges that Smith’s former lawyer-boyfriend Howard K Stern and two California doctors conspired to illegally provide Smith with controlled substances before her drug-overdose death at age 39. Superior Court Judge Robert Perry, who will decide if there is enough evidence to send the case to trial, noted the defendants have not been accused of killing Smith and questioned the relevance

when prosecutor Renee Rose asked Santiago about Smith’s cause of death. Stern, Dr Sandeep Kapoor and Dr Khristina Eroshevich have pleaded not guilty. Their attorneys have said they are undecided or unlikely to call defence witnesses during the preliminary hearing.

Prescription drugs Santiago also identified prescription drugs found in the hotel room as the prosecutor showed pictures of bottles and hundreds of pills. Some of the prescriptions were in Stern’s name, although some used an alternate spelling, Stearn, and some had been prescribed by Eroshevich, Santiago said.

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is calling out his wife Maria Shriver for apparently violating a state law he signed – holding her cellphone while driving. The celebrity website TMZ.com posted two photographs showing Shriver holding a phone to her ear while she’s behind the wheel. On his Twitter feed, Schwarzenegger wrote to TMZ.com founder Harvey Levin: “Thanks for bringing her violations to my attention. There’s going to be swift action.” Schwarzenegger spokesman Aaron McLear says that by “swift action”, the governor means he’ll ask his wife not to hold the phone while driving. In a note accompanying the video, TMZ responded to Schwarzenegger’s tweet by saying, “... your scofflaw wife was at it again”. Drivers who are spotted by law enforcement officers holding a cellphone to their ear are subject to fines of at least $20 (Bt665) for the first ticket and $50 for subsequent tickets, plus additional fees. – AP

Twitter tool for nailing spammers Twitter has added a tool that lets users flag accounts of spammers at the globally popular microblogging service. Hitting a “Report as spam” button newly added to the Action section of Twitter pages alerts Twitter’s safety team to check out what, if anything, should be done about a purportedly abusive profile. “Folks can now help us conquer spam by calling our attention to a profile they find questionable,” Jenna Dawn of Twitter said. – AFP


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Circus tycoon recalls ‘amazing ride’ I would go back up there right now to do it again, says Canadian billionaire space tourist

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anadian billionaire space tourist Guy Laliberte spoke with wonder yesterday about his two-week voyage in space, calling his experience an amazing ride while admitting he had on occasion felt queasy. “Everything was an amazing ride and I would go back up there right now to do it again,” Laliberte, the 50-year-old founder of circus show Cirque du Soleil, told a press conference at Star City outside Moscow. Laliberte landed on Sunday after blasting off from Baikonur in the Soyuz spacecraft on September 30 and docking at the International Space Station.

Space tourist Guy Laliberte wears his familiar red clown nose after landing with the Soyuz spacecraft crew near the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan, on Sunday. Smiling broadly, Laliberte called his trip “mission accomplished”. He spoke flanked by US astronaut Michael Barratt and Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka who had both returned to Earth after

long stints on the station. He spoke eloquently about landing back on Earth, calling it the “ride of my lifetime”. “The moment that you eject is the moment you realise there is no way back. Going

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adonna is putting her shoes where her mouth is. The Queen of Pop has offered one of her favourite pairs of Christian Dior shoes to a charity supporting Gypsy child education. Organisers said the skyscraper gold heels, which are autographed by Madonna, will be sold at the Ovidiu Rom annual ball later this month. Madonna drew international attention by saying during an August concert in Bucharest on her “Sticky and Sweet” tour that widespread discrimination against East Europe’s Gypsies, also known as Roma, should end. Thousands of fans responded by booing her.

‘Icon of innovation’ “Madonna’s very mild comment regarding equality shone a spotlight on a common European attitude toward Gypsies,” Leslie Hawke, president of Ovidiu Rom, told The Associated Press. “We’re thrilled to have her donation because she is such an icon of innovation and vigour and ‘can do’ spirit.” Hawke’s son, actor Ethan Hawke, will attend the ball and speak to guests. Guests at the ball will make dona-

MADONNA DREW INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION BY SAYING DURING A CONCERT IN BUCHAREST THAT WIDESPREAD DISCRIMINATION AGAINST EAST EUROPE’S GYPSIES SHOULD END. THOUSANDS OF FANS RESPONDED BY BOOING HER. tions to win raffle tickets for the auction of donated prizes. This year’s items also will include a gold chain provided by actress Vanessa Redgrave.

down, you go through blue layers and you know you are actually back in the atmosphere. “You start to see the sparks for the first time and there’s all these colours, and it’s an amaz-

ing spectacle,” Laliberte said at the news conference carried live on state television. He described the ascent as “more an emotional and spiritual experience of going somewhere”. Laliberte admitted he felt unwell during the ascent. “It was scary. It was a new emotion, a new feeling I was going through,” he said. But he said he “adapted very well” to being in space.


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PAUL ANKA, ON SONGWRITING CREDIT EVERT-JAN HIELEMA

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FOR MICHAEL JACKSON’S NEW SINGLE, “THIS IS IT”, WHICH ANKA CO-WROTE IN 1983.

“They realised it’s a mistake. They realised it’s my song, they realised it’s my production of his vocal in my studio, and I’m getting 50 per cent, actually, of the whole project, which is fair.”

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angkok’s most active party organiser and electronicmusic promoter Retox is celebrating its fifth anniversary tonight with a return engagement by German trance superstar DJ Paul van Dyk. The Grammy-nominated producer hit the big time in 1993 with his hit remix of Humate’s “Love Stimulation” and his own track “For an Angel”. Van Dyk continues to dominate the electronic-music charts, staying at the top of every list of important DJs and twice ranked best in the world in polls by DJ magazine. And we still managed to get him on the phone.

IT DOESN’T FEEL LIKE I’VE DONE EVERYTHING YET ...I HAVE SO MANY IDEAS,MORE IDEAS THAN I CAN ACTUALLY FIT ONTO AN ALBUM. Paul van Dyk

After your best-of album, what other projects are in the pipeline?

I’m already writing music for my next album, which is due out next year. You’ve received countless awards. Which topped them all?

XTRA W E A R T R A N C E PA N T S >> See Paul van Dyk tonight at 808 in RCA’s Zone C. >>There’ll be a cover charge. >>Call (02) 203 1043 or visit www.808Bangkok.com.

It’s always an honour when people choose you as the best or most popular in your field, but one that definitely stands out is the medal of honour I received from my country for my charity work, which is also very important to me. What haven’t you accomplished yet?

It doesn’t feel like I’ve done everything yet. That’s the great

thing about electronic music: there are so many possibilities. I have so many ideas, more ideas than I can actually fit onto an album. If you weren’t a DJ, what would you be?

Maybe a chef in a restaurant, because I love food! What’s in store for the anniversary party tomorrow?

First of all, congratulations to Retox and happy anniversary! I’m happy I could be part of some of the earlier shows. Bangkok will have my 100 per cent, because I always enjoy playing there!


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HRH PRINCESS SRIRASMI, the Royal Consort of HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, and HRH Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti presided over “Flora and Fauna Exotica: King of the Jungle” at the Emporium last Saturday. The exhibition ends on Sunday.

YEARS AGO TODAY, what is believed to be the first “stadium wave” cheer was led by Krazy George Henderson at a baseball game in Oakland, California.

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distance A trip back to his hometown for his grandfather’s funeral led artist Disorn Duangdow to make many accidental discoveries, which he then turned into works for his new exhibition “Distance Between the Lonely Distance”, which opens tonight at 6 at Gallery Ver in Thonburi’s Klongsan Plaza on Charoenakorn Road. On display are paintings, etchings, photos and installation made from objects Disorn collected from his relatives and friends. The show runs until November 14. Call (02) 8610 933 or click Ver.Mono.net or

Recipe for fame in the US

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Winning ways TWO DOCUMENTARIES have been nominated for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, which will be handed out on November 26 on Australia’s Gold Coast. “Polamuang Juling” (“Citizen Juling”) by Ing K, Manit Sriwanichpoom and Kraisak Choonhavan is up for Best Documentary while Uruphong Raksasad’s “Sawan Baan Na” (“Agrarian Utopia”) is nominated for Achievement in Cinematography. Altogether, 37 films from 16 countries have been nominated in nine categories for the third annual awards. The nominations for Best Pictures include “Nanjing! Nanjing!” (“City of Life and Death”) and Chen Keige’s “Mei Lanfang” (“Forever Enthralled” from China and “The Time That Remains” from Palestine.

‘Agrarian Utopia’ is nominated for its cinematography.

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This is … Michael Jackson Multiplexes prepare for the premiere of ‘This Is It’ with dance and song activities for MJ fans D A I LY X P R E S S

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ith so many activities being held before the Michael Jackson film “This Is It” hits the screen, Sony Pictures (Thailand) is determined to ensure that real fans are up to the minute as to the date of the real premiere. The movie, they say, will open on October 28 with regular show times and the company is definitely not holding any screening before that date. Sony’s spokesperson adds that tickets for the first three days of screenings in Thailand are almost sold out. Meanwhile, Jackson fans can warm up by taking part in the activities being organised by Major Cineplex and SF Cinema. On Saturday, SF World Cinema at CentralWorld invites fans to join the dance in

the “SF – The First Michael Dance Tribute in Thailand” at 4. Similar to public tributes staged worldwide, participants will gather in the plaza in front of the shopping centre and dance to the song “Beat It”. SFW Cinema will then screen the first 20 minutes of “This Is It” at 5pm for anyone who registered by calling (02) 611 7111 extensions 530 and 531. Major Cineplex kicks off its campaign on October 27 with the “This Is Thai Tribute”. Celebrities and singers will sing Jackson’s songs before joining fans in dancing to “Beat It” and a rendition of “Heal the World” at Parc Paragon. All fans joining the activities at Paragon will receive the limited-edition package and a special gift from Playboy – a pair of Michael Jackson gloves.

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J U S T B E AT I T >> “This Is It” opens in cinemas on October 28 and will show through November 10. >> It’s directed by Kenny Ortega (“High School Musical”) and is compiled from footage of rehearsals for Jackson’s planned London concerts. >> On the Internet: www.ThisIsItThailand.com.

Hollywood stars were hankering for their usual lashings of Thai food while Los Angeles chef Tommy Tang was in Thailand at the invitation of the Tourism Authority to speak at the Bangkok International Film Festival. Thai-born Tang can cook up more than great meals: He’s produced countless episodes of food and travelling shows for the US public TV network PBS, and he was here to coach local producers about getting onto America’s small screens.

A family feast The Sukosol clan, already busy

preparing for its annual family charity concert next month for the Red Cross, is hosting a gala dinner tomorrow to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the Lin-Fa Cantonese restaurant in the family’s Siam Kamala City Hotel. Matriarch Kamala Sukosol, Thailand’s “Queen of Jazz”, describes the Lin-Fa as the pride of the hotel, and still hugely popular thanks to “trendy-classic” food that appeals to all age groups. As well as the banquet, pageantry and music, tomorrow’s party will feature an exhibition of photos of the restaurant’s regulars – lots of socialites, showbiz stars and politicians.

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Not child’s play Dolls of all shapes and sizes wow fans at an annual festival hosted by Central Plaza Rama III D A I LY X P R E S S

Sirinthai Ceramic Company’s ‘Khon doll’.

Lolita collection

Blythe enthusiasts

nyone with a love for dolls will no doubt have already visited Central Plaza Rama III at least once over the last 10 days to check out “Doll Mania 2009”, the annual festival that touches on all things to do with dolls and which, sadly, closes for another year today. But what an event it was! It got underway with a fabulous fantasy fashion show on the theme “Four Elements”. Titled the “Legend of God’s Warriors”, the show featured Athichart “Um” Chumnanont as the Wind God, Patchada “Roam” Nampan as the Earth God, Marvin Taweepol as the Water God and Phathit “Phai” Phisitkul as the Fire God. At the end of the performance, Um, Roam, Phai and Marvin reappeared alongside the SD 17 model ball-jointed dolls (BJD) from the Four Elements collection, with each actor dressed in the same outfit as their doll. Um looked a real treat as the SD 17 boy “Reisner” doll in an attire that

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was dripping diamonds and emeralds worth Bt600,000. The festival showcases dolls from around the globe from such big name creators as Japan’s Volk and Korea’s Latidoll, as well as doll makers from Hong Kong and Thailand. Blythe and BJD enthusiasts also loaned their limited edition dolls to the event. “BJDs are the new trend because they are made from high quality materials. BJDs also come with gimmicks that make them more intriguing than other types of dolls. Some Blythe-doll collectors have now started to collect BJDs, though that doesn’t mean they’re abandoning their Blythes,” says Phannipa “Mod” Ruksawong, one of Thailand’s largest collectors and owner

of one of the first Reisner’s SD 17 BJD. “The term BJD refers to any doll that is articulated with ball and socket joints, which allow this type of doll to look more realistic and to move more freely than dolls with hinged joints. BJDs were originally created by Japan’s Volks, who manufactures various collections of BJDs,” she explains. “Korea became the second to produce BJDs when they introduced Latidolls. The popularity of BJDs has since grown and more countries have started to produce BJDs in various styles.” The main Reisner doll highlighted at “Doll Mania”, says Mod, has a blonde wig, which can be replaced, wears linen clothing and accessories made

of gold and brass and costs a cool Bt600,000. Add to that the diamond and emerald jewellery worth more Bt3 million and we’re not talking child’s play. “Actually, the combined value of the Four Elements collection is more than Bt5 million,” Mod grins.

XTRA BABES IN A BOX >> The fair runs until today at

Central Rama III. >> Don’t want your old

dolls? Then share them with kids in Yan Nawa district through the “Biggest Doll Bear Donation” campaign.


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HEALTH & FITNESS

When two heads are better than one

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A second medical opinion can help someone with a serious health problem seek the treatment that’s best for them DEUTSCHE PRESSE-AGENTUR

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any patients want to get a second opinion after being told they have a life-altering condition or after their doctor recommends a treatment that is risky or that isn’t covered by insurance. Judith Storf, a counsellor at an independent patient advisory service in Bielefeld, Germany says patients often feel the possible therapies have not been thoroughly explained or they want to review the diagnosis. Sometimes patients say that their doctor has advised them to seek a second opinion. Germany’s nationwide association for physicians in Berlin also endorses the principle of getting a second opinion. “If you seek advice from two or even three consultants about investing money then when it comes to your own heath, you should do the same,” says the association’s president Joerg-Dietrich Hoppe. This applies especially when a diagnosis means a life-altering condition has been detected. Not only a tu-

health tips

mour diagnosis, but also diagnoses of degenerative illnesses that could impair one’s ability to make decisions. “In such cases, patients should proceed with the

greatest measure of certainty,” says Hoppe. Storf advises patients to avoid using Internet search engines that supposedly spit out the name of another doc-

tor. “The quality and reliability of these techniques tend toward zero,” she says. A better way is to go to a local independent adviser. “They have the advantage of having a good overview of what physicians offer. Even if they cannot recommend a doctor, they can identify several.” Patients also can consult their health insurer, many of which offer help from specialists who can be reached on a hotline or by appointment. In the event of getting two very different medical opinions, always consider what appears to be better for one’s own interests. Could one of the doctors perhaps have a financial interest in one particular treatment method? Are there accepted standard medical treatments for the condition? The patient must then make a decision. “This is the downside of being a responsible patient,” says Elss. “When you have gathered all the information, you have to make a decision.” To act only out of a sense of duty toward the doctor is not advisable.

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hildren with asthma can ease the symptoms of the condition by swimming, according to a scientific study from Taiwan. Swimming increases lung

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capacity and improves breathing techniques and general fitness in young people, says the German lung foundation in Hanover, reporting on the Taiwanese study. The warm, moist air in heated indoor pools calms the respiratory passages of asthmatics, explains Professor Harald Morr, chairman of the foundation. This reduces the risk of an asthma attack caused by physical exertion, which often occurs, for example, when asthmatics jog in cold weather. It is important, however, to choose a swimming pool that is well ventilated and one where hygiene is held to an exact standard. Pools that use chlorine-free disinfectants such as UV light are more suitable than those that use

chlorine, says Morr. Pools that have a strong smell of chlorine in the air could trigger an asthma attack in sensitive children who have a tendency to have allergic reactions. Children between the ages of seven and 12 with asthma were examined in the study. Half of them had swimming lessons for six weeks. The others did not. Researchers found that children in the group that had swimming lessons snored less, breathed more through the nose and their rib cages were less deformed. The positive results of swimming were still recognisable up to one year after the end of the training, the lung association said.

Healthy minds Private mental care facility Manarom Hospital, celebrates its third anniversary on October 31 with a wealth of activities including a free EQ check-up for kids and a seminar about learning disabilities led by Dr Penny Lorwatanapongsa. The event runs from 8am to noon in hospital’s second floor meeting room. Call (02) 725 9595 or visit www.Manarom. com.

Check ’em bones Bangkok Hospital’s Bangkok Orthopaedic Centre is offering free bone density checks for mothers aged 55 years or older from October 19 to 21. Call 1719.

Sparing blushes Ramathibodi Hospital's Queen Sirikit Medical Centre hosts a seminar on urinary incontinence and what can be done to assist those who suffer from this embarrassing problem next Wednesday from 8.30 in the Attasit Vejjajiva Meeting Room on the fifth floor. Call (02) 201 2533 and (02) 201 2620-1.

Different visions Learn how a new intraocular lens technology can help solve the problems of cataract and presbyopia (loss of focus due to ageing) by attending a seminar this Sunday from 9 at Samitivej Hospital. The talk, which also covers cataract surgery, is free and participants can also take up a special package option offering a cataract check-up for Bt450, reduced from Bt950. The seminar is being held in the Bancha Lumsum meeting room on the sixth floor of Building 2. Call (02) 711 8181.


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Neither here nor there French-Japanese artist Shunsuke Francois Nanjo makes his Asia debut with the mixed-media exhibition “La/Pas La” (“Here/Not Here”) at the 100 Tonson Gallery from November 5 to December 27. Through photography,

painting and video installation, Nanjo explores the existential possibilities. The gallery at 100 Soi Tonson off Ploenchit Road is open Thursday to Sunday from 11 to 7. Call (02) 684 1527 or

and Kim, Ken Beamr Kim returns to Royal

visit www.100Tonson Gallery.com.

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Yes, teacher After 20 years as a music teacher, Nanthana “Ann” Boonlong celebrates with a performance on October 24, “20th Nanthana Studio”, in the small hall of Thammasat University. She’ll be appearing with students from her first class two decades ago and those in her current class. Tickets cost Bt1,000 to Bt1,800 at www.Thai TicketMajor.com.

Family fun The new jungle-themed Centara Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya offers a family get-away package at Bt3,200 net per night. The water park has pools, a lazy river, slides, watersports and other recreational activities. The package is valid until October 31 and covers accommodation with buffet breakfast for two adults and up to two children under 12 years. Call (02)

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Veggie victuals Sample Chinese-style vegetarian food at Liu restaurant in the Conrad Bangkok from Sunday to October 26. Master chef Wong Kam-Yau is serving a variety of vegetarian dishes along with dim sum and set menus at Bt799 and Bt899 per person. Call (02) 690 9999.

Ladies in waiting Bussaraporn Thongchai, Chotirost Techapanwanit, Duenchayphuchana Phuprasert, Imhathai Suwatthanasilp, Lampu Kansanoh and Namsom Supanan are among the up-and-coming artists taking part in the “Young Female Artists of the Year 2009 by Baan Lae Suan” exhibition from October 27 to November 1 in Challenger Hall at Impact in Muang Thong Thani. Organised by the magazine and Thavorn Ko-Udomvit, the curator and founder of the Ardel Gallery of Modern Art, the show aims to bring women’s art to the fore. Call (02) 422 2092.

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Hawke is am ong the shorts by to p directors a all-star cast in this anth bout roman Apex, SFW ce in the Big ology of CentralWo Apple. At rld and SFX Emp orium.

Sam Phan Boke Gangsters are after lost royal treasures. A Thai fighter (Pairote “Mike B” Boongerd) must stop them. Stars Russell Wong. Rated 13+. ★★★

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Nicolas Cage plays a drugaddicted detective trying to solve the killing of a Senegalese family while keeping his own life and career together. At SF Cinemas. Rated 20+. ★★★★

The Ugly Truth

with Gerard Butler in this battleof-the-sexes romantic comedy. Rated 18+. ★★★

Fame A remake of Alan Parker’s gritty 1980 classic, this musical drama tracks students as they pursue their dreams at a New York performing-arts school. ★★

G-Force A specially trained squad of guinea pigs is dispatched to stop a diabolical billionaire (Bill Nighy) from taking over the world. Sam Rockwell also stars In 3D in some cinemas. Rated G. ★★

Katherine Heigl is is mismatched

aha Na Ter Rot Fai Fah M Horwang) on the verge of spin-

oman (Cris ilway engiA 30-year-old w at love with a ra in. ce an ch r he es se ytra sterhood finally on Bangkok’s Sk Wongpuapan) ej ad er he (T er ne

Hor Taew Taek Hak Krajerng A college dormitory run by crossdressing gays is haunted. Their solution is to hire their own ghost to fight back. Rated 15+.

Cherry Blossoms A Bavarian widower fulfills his dead wife’s wishes and goes to Japan. There, he forms a bond with a young woman street performer. At House. ★★★★

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+. ★★

The Time Traveller’s Wife Based on the best-selling novel by Audrey Niffenegger, this romantic drama stars Eric Bana as a librarian who involuntarily travels through time. Rachel MacAdams plays his wife. Rated G. ★★

Slain Dutch director Theo Van Gogh’s final completed film is a fictionalised account of the assassination of the Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn. It’s showing at 8 tonight at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand, courtesy of the Embassy of the Netherlands which will provide Dutch apple pie and Soldier of Orange cocktails. Entry is Bt150 for non-members. Call (02) 652 0580-1 or visit www.FCCThai.com.

on tv

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+. ★★★★

Garden State >> CINEMA NUMBERS

A depressed young man (Zach Braff) goes off his meds when he returns to his hometown for his mother’s funeral.

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

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 TV Thai: www.ThaiPBS.or.th True: www.TrueVisionsTV.com

True Movie Hits (TrueVisions), 7pm > > F I L M R AT I N GS

Om Shanti Om This song- and cameo-filled spectacular is about a struggling actor (Shah Rukh Khan) in 1970s Bollywood who is killed and reincarnated. As a superstar 30 years later, the memories of his past life come flooding back and he’s determined to exact revenge for his own death and the demise of his true love (Deepika Padukone). In Hindi with Thai and English subtitles at Major Cineplex Sukhumvit (Ekamai) at 7 tonight. It’s part of the Bollywood Film Festival. Visit www.BollywoodThai.com. ★★★★★

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


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

12 LEISURE Thursday, October 15, 2009

Comics&Games

DAILY XPRESS


Thursday, October 15, 2009

DAILY XPRESS

LEISURE

Games&YourStars SUDOKU

The last word in

ASTROLOGY

By Eugenia Last

Today’s Birthday: There is no more time to sit on a fence, allowing others to make decisions for you. The chance to make your life better is now and, if that means making a move or changing your circumstances, start doing so. Strength and courage are required but, once you take action, everything will improve.

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 can make an interesting career move that will encompass your creative skills in an unusual way. Check out the opportunities in an industry that offers future growth potential. TAURUS ***** April 20-May 20 Don’t think about the things you want to do, prepare to make them happen. Your actions now will determine whether you are a leader or a follower. Take care of a family matter. GEMINI ** May 21-June 20 Before you lash out at someone who isn’t living up to your expectations, consider if you are pulling your own weight. Expect opposition and a reluctance to give in to ultimatums or demands.

DIFFICULTY RATING ★★★★

CANCER **** June 21-July 22 Take part in the activities going on around you or you may miss out on a very special encounter with someone you care for. Conversations will lead to something you least expect. LEO *** July 23-Aug. 22 Don’t sit back if someone offers you a good deal. Take advantage of any change that will benefit you professionally or financially. You’ll gain enthusiasm by incorporating new ideas into a project.

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY

VIRGO *** Aug. 23-Sept. 22 You will lack concentration and will find it hard to finish what you start. Consider what’s really important and make whatever adjustments are required to work at top speed. LIBRA *** Sept. 23-Oct. 22 Your intuitive thoughts will lead you in the right direction if it has to do with a financial matter. Don’t let someone’s lack of vision or originality frustrate you; take over and finish instead. SCORPIO **** Oct. 23-Nov. 21 You are in the right place at the right time. A meeting with someone you respect will lead to a lasting relationship. If there are changes in social plans, don’t be afraid to go it alone. SAGITTARIUS ** Nov. 22-Dec. 21 Ulterior motives are present and must be considered when you opt to take on something that you aren’t positive you want to pursue. Protect yourself from anyone who is too aggressive.

Vanessa Marcil

Singer Barry McGuire is 74. Actress-director Penny Marshall is 67. Drummer Don Stevenson of Moby Grape is 67. Musician Richard Carpenter of The Carpenters is 63. Singer Tito Jackson is 56. Actress Tanya Roberts is 54. Actress Vanessa Marcil is 41. Singer Eric Benet is 39. Singer Keyshia Cole is 28.

CAPRICORN ***** Dec. 22-Jan. 19 The more informed you are, the better equipped you will be to take on a task that is heading your way. Once you establish your position, others will come to you for help and advice. AQUARIUS *** Jan. 20-Feb. 18 Your ability to accept responsibility will alter your life and help you plan for a better future. Getting rid of debt and asking for reimbursement will all contribute. Invest in yourself. PISCES *** Feb. 19-March 20 Socialise and network but leave time for love and romance. Whether you are single or in a relationship, you can make your life better with someone who complements you.

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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 • 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.

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.

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 www.thairayon.com e-mail banthoeng.c@adityabirla.com, ruchikarn.k@adityabirla.com

We are one of the leading companies that produces self-adhesive label and high-tech automatic labeling machine. We are looking for reliable, capable and mature persons.

Business Development Manager / Assistant Business Development Manager Responsible for developing new business and leading the sales team ■ Preferably experience in printing/packaging industries ■ Degree in marketing or equivalent ■ Min. 5 years proven track record in a relevant sales and marketing field ■ Strong sales and marketing background with an excellent command of English and Thai, both oral and written ■ A high degree of initiative and drive with good interpersonal skills ■ Own transport and able to work independently

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Thai national, female, age 23 years old and above Degree in marketing or related field Min. 2 years of working experience in related field (experience in printing or packaging industry will be an advantage) Responsible, self motivated and well organized Computer literate with good command of written and spoken English Knowledge of import process Must be able work under pressure and in a team Highly motivated, assertive, initiative with leadership traits Thorough knowledge of ISO 9000 and GMP quality system will be an added advantage Having a car driving license will be an added advantage Please summit your application letter with your resume to:

KOMARK (THAILAND) CO., LTD. Amata Nakhorn Industrial Estate, 700/451 Moo 7, T. Donhuaror, A. Muang, Chonburi 20000 or E-mail: karnrawee@komark.com.my


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Thursday, October 15, 2009

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2-1 Rick Nash’s pair of assists 2:04 apart helped the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Calgary Flames in the NHL.

US soccer star survives serious crash

TENNIS

Noppawan gets reward for titles

Mirza reaches quarter-finals India’s Sania Mirza became the first player to reach the quarterfinals of the Japan Open yesterday, beating Viktoriya Kutuzova of Ukraine in straight sets. The 22-year-old Mirza took advantage of a rash of double faults from Kutuzova on her way to a 6-4 6-3 win. In the last eight, Mirza will play the 2006 champion, Marion Bartoli who thumped Japanese wild card Kurumi Nara 6-1 6-1.

FA warns Rafa about ref conduct Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has been warned about his behaviour towards officials after being found guilty of misconduct for mocking a referee, but escaped a touchline ban or fine. After losing the season-opener 2-1 at Tottenham, Benitez responded to a question about the referee’s performance by removing his glasses from a pocket and examining them. – AP

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Teen prodigy Noppawan Lertcheewakarn was awarded Bt400,000 for her outstanding performance at Wimbledon where she won both girls singles and doubles trophies. Noppawan, the first Thai to reign as junior world No 1 and claim a junior Grand Slam singles title, was handed the incentive from the National Sports Development Fund by Deputy Prime Minister Sanan Kajornprasart . The 18-year-old also won three junior Grand Slam doubles trophies including the 2008 US Open and 2009 French Open. She is now practising in Bangkok and will play a US$100,000 ITF event in Taiwan next month. – Daily Xpress

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uckless Juan Martin Del Potro suffered his second Asian collapse yesterday with the newly crowned US Open champion failing to finish his opening match at the Shanghai Masters. The Argentine who was beaten by a qualifier a week ago in Tokyo in his first match since his career-defining grand slam title in New York, went down to Austrian Jurgen Melzer 7-5 2-1, unable to continue. In Tokyo, the 21-year-old had complained of feeling listless and unable to find his game. The symptoms were still there in Shanghai, his second and final date in Asia. Top seed Rafael Nadal needs to lift his game after losing badly in last week’s Beijing semi-finals, winning just four games against Marin Cilic. Sweden’s Roland Garros finalist Robin Soderling bucked the losing trend as he reached the

third round over Nicolas Almagro of Spain 6-4 7-5. Former Shanghai champion Lleyton Hewitt couldn’t get past unpredictable Gael Monfils as the French 11th seed knocked out the Australian 4-6 6-4 6-2. Hewitt, 28, who underwent hip surgery in the 2008 summer, refused to join this week’s controversy over whether the length of the 11-month ATP season contributed to player injuries. “The players shouldn’t be obliged to play all the tournaments every week, because they know what it takes to be the best in the world,” he said. Andy Roddick of the US, out of the event with a mysterious knee injury suffered during his first set against Swiss Stan Wawrinka, had been leading the debate over the lengthy season. Roddick suggested that the only option not on the table for exasperated players to make their point was strike action. Yetersday, two Germans made second-round exits as Robredo, the 14th seed, beat Florian Mayer 4-6 7-6 (7/1) 6-4 while Rainer Schuettler advanced as compatriot Tommy Haas fell

victim to a right shoulder injury after dropping the first set 6-4. Madrid’s Feliciano Lopez defeated Spanish 16th seed David Ferrer 4-6 7-5 6-1. Czech Tomas Berdych drew fire from Marat Safin after a 3-6 6-4 6-4 loss, with the retiring Russian says his opponent had faked an injury. “I was fooled by the great small shot he hit in the beginning of the second set where he pretended he was injured, and then all of a sudden he’ll be running around and still playing normal,” said Safin. “It got me out of concentration, all of a sudden we start to run again. The third set just slipped away in the beginning. I came back but I lost track of the match. At four-all I didn’t know how to play, how to find the game.” And the angry Safin had words for Berdych: “If you’re losing, just be a man and lose as a man. Don’t pretend that you are injured and then you start running around and start to hit winners. “I mean, what kind of sportsman are you? What kind of man are you?”

nited States forward Charlie Davies suffered broken bones and a lacerated bladder in a single-vehicle accident in which another person was killed on Tuesday. Davies, who plays for French club Sochaux, underwent several hours of surgery at Washington Hospital Centre Medstar, where he was listed in serious but stable condition. The injuries make it unlikely Davis will play in next year’s World Cup. The tibia and femur in Davies’ right leg were broken. He also sustained facial fractures and a fracture in his left elbow in the accident, which took place at about 3.15am local time in the suburbs of the US capital. Davies will be hospitalised for at least a week and additional operations will be required to stabilise his broken elbow and possibly the facial fractures. “Injuries of this nature usually require a recovery period of six to 12 months and extensive rehabilitation,” said Dr Dan Kalbac, a US team doctor who collaborated with the doctors at the hospital. “Due to Charlie’s fitness level, his prognosis for recovery and his ability to resume high-level competition is substantially improved.” The accident occurred in the southbound lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Virginia and claimed the life of Ashley J Roberta, 22, of Phoenix, Maryland, according to US Park Police Sgt David Schlosser. There were three people in the vehicle, and Davies and Roberta were passengers.


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FOOTBALL

Eriksson says no to coaching North Korea

SOCCEROOS HOP TOP Cahill helps Aussies to victory over Oman in Asian Cup qualifier A F P , Melbourne

im Cahill once again proved to be Australia’s hero by scoring the winner against Oman, putting the Socceroos on top of their Asian Cup qualifying group yesterday. Oman looked set to frustrate the Socceroos’ team of European stars before the Everton midfielder rifled home the winner 16 minutes from time. It continued Cahill’s fantastic strike rate, with his 19th goal in 36 internationals. The hard-earned victory hoisted Australia to the top of Group B with a crucial three points after their scratchy start to qualifying for the 2011 tournament in Qatar. “That’s what I’m there for, to put them in the back of the net,” Cahill said. “You want to win games, so you have to score goals and people expect that from me and I’m very happy that it was a winner and that we got the three points.” The Aussies had put themselves in trouble when a below-strength side was upset 1-0 by Kuwait in Canberra in March after drawing 0-0 with Indonesia in Jakarta in January. “I think we should have scored more goals,” Australian coach Pim Verbeek said. “In the first 10-15 minutes we should have scored at least one and then we started playing out of our organisation, we were too attacking, but in the second half we did much better with our formation.”

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Brazil, Ghana reach final Brazil needed a wonderstrike from Alan Kardec to eventually overcome a resilient Costa Rica 1-0 in their Under20 World Cup semi-final encounter on Tuesday in Cairo. The four-time winners will now meet Ghana in tomorrow’s final after the African champions defeated Hungary 3-2 in the other semi-final thanks to a brace from tournament top scorer Dominic Adiyiah.

Farewell Bilic? Coach Slaven Bilic is on his way out – barring a last-minute miracle that puts Croatia into the World Cup finals, newspapers said yesterday.

WE’VE GOT A GOOD MIX OF EXPERIENCED PLAYERS WHO CAN STEP UP. England’s Frank Lampard “Farewell”, headlined Sportske Novosti. “Unless there’s a miracle, Croatia will not go to the World Cup and will look for a new coach.” Croatia were to play their fi-

nal Group Six qualifier later yesterday against Kazakhstan, needing a win to retain an unlikely chance of bagging a playoff place ahead of Ukraine. England, having already secured qualification, lost on Saturday to Ukraine who moved above the Croats. In their last qualifier, the Ukrainians play whipping boys Andorra, who have no points, three goals for and 33 against from nine matches. Croatia, missing several stars, lie third in the group, a point behind Ukraine. “He [Bilic] has been too soft and the players have taken advantage of this to stab him in the back,” wrote the Vecernji List newspaper.

Former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson has turned down an offer to become the technical adviser of North Korea for the 2010 World Cup, the Press Association reported here yesterday. Eriksson, Notts County’s director of football, “was approached by the North Korean FA but Press Association Sport understands he has decided against taking up the offer,” the British news agency said. The report came after The Guardian and other leading dailies said the 61-yearold Swede, who twice led England in the tournament during his five years as national manager, was to meet North Korean soccer chiefs in Beijing later this week. Eriksson was to travel with the club’s executive chairman Peter Trembling. However, Notts County chairman Peter Trembling denied the club had been approached. “We wish to make it clear that Notts County have not received any approach nor had any discussions whatsoever with the North Korean FA in relation to Sven-Goran Eriksson becoming an interim manager of their national team,” Trembling said in a statement. “It is correct that I am making a business trip to Asia but this is solely and exclusively on official Notts County business. “I will be visiting Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and Thailand to discuss a range of Notts County initiatives linked to our 150th anniversary.” AFP

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Nattapong Tewawetchapong faces a tough opponent in round 2.

hai exponents kick off their campaign in the World Taekwondo Championships today at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark, with flyweight Nattapong Tewawetchapong taking on Bulgarian Tihomir Vasilev in the first round. Thailand is fielding a strong team of eight players spearheaded by two-time

Universiade champion Patiwat Thongsalap and Beijing Olympics silver medallist Buttree Puedpong at the starstudded tournament, where electronic body protectors and an instant video-replay system are being used for the first time. Nattapong, a gold medallist in the SEA Games in Nakhon Ratchasima two years ago, should have no trouble fending off Vasilev in the men’s fly-

weight under-58kg class. However, he has a daunting task in the second round when he comes up against Beijing Olympics silver medallist Gabriel Mercedes of the Dominican Republic. The other Thai in action today is Chanatip Sonkham in the women’s flyweight under-49kg division. The former Asian junior champion will fight Austrian Natascha Mitrovits.

In other news, Dr Choue Chungwon was re-elected as the president of the World Taekwondo Federation after a landslide win of 104 votes to 45 over WTF vice president Dr Nat Indrapana of Thailand in the WTF General Assembly on Tuesday. A record 1,010 athletes from 142 countries are taking part in the biennial competition in Denmark.


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FANS SWITCHED ON As the World Tour heads for Phuket, Thai stars ask for an army of local support D A I LY X P R E S S

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he presence of the world’s leading teams at the PTT Phuket Thailand Open – the last stop on the 2009 Swatch FIVB World Tour – does not worry Jarunee Sannok and Usa Tenpaksee. The Thai duo is determined not to be overshadowed by the stars at the event. Jarunee and Usa and the other Thai pairing of Kamoltip Kulna and Yupa Phokongploy are aiming for top-10 places in the star-studded tournament being held on Phuket’s Karon Beach from November 3 to 8. Last year, the two teams tied for 13th spot – their best performance on the tour so far. “I am proud to have made it to the World Tour and I’m aiming to improve on last year’s

finish – though it will be difficult against the world’s top 10 teams in Phuket,” said Yupa. Her sentiments were echoed by partner Kamoltip: “I want to go far in this tournament; we need the Thai fans to come out and cheer us as motivation is very important in beach volleyball.” Usa agrees that the home support could be a big factor in the Thai girls’ success. “It’s good to be able to play a World Tour event in Thailand rather than going overseas, and this Jarunee Sannok, left, and Usa Tenpaksee will lead the Thai charge year I am aiming for a finish in at next month’s Phuket Thailand Open. the top 10. I’m hoping that the Thai fans will come out and setting their sights a little low- the big teams,” said Julaluk. cheer us on to help make that er. “After failing to qualify for “It is important that the Thai dream come true.” the last three years, we are fans come to Karon Beach and Thailand’s third team, looking forward to winning cheer us on, just like the forJulaluk Radarong and one or two rounds and putting eign fans do for their teams,” Maneerat Udomchavee, are in good performances against added Maneerat.

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Williams ends Toyota deal Formula One team Williams will have a new engine supplier next season after their contract with Toyota was ended. An extension of the Toyota deal was signed earlier this year but it was mutually agreed to end the deal. Renault and Cosworth are considered the most likely contenders to supply Williams in 2010. Williams had used Toyota engines since 2007, but never won a race with them. Meanwhile, Rubens Barrichello says he is negotiating with Williams for the 2010 Formula One season. Barrichello, currently with Brawn GP, says the English team is one of his options for next season. “I haven’t signed with anybody yet,” the 37year-old Barrichello said. “But it’s true that I’m talking with Williams and Brawn.” AP


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AUSSI WIN KEELS OVER Historic victory capsized by claims of Dutch designer AP, Sydney, Australia

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utch yacht designer Peter van Oossanen has cast doubt on the legitimacy of Australia’s famous 1983 America’s Cup win by saying he, and not the celebrated Ben Lexcen, designed the famous winged keel. Lexcen has for the past 26 years been recognised as the man who designed the groundbreaking winged keel that was credited with Australia II’s win over Liberty in the memorable series. But van Ooosanen said yesterday that Lexcen played only a minor part in developing the keel. Instead, van Oossanen said he and fellow Dutchman Joop Slooff, an aerodynamics expert, were the brains behind the design. Van Oossanen said Lexcen, who died in 1988, contributed

about 10 per cent of the development work. If true, that would make Australia II’s victory illegitimate, as America’s Cup rules at the time said the design work must be done by nationals of the entrant country. Australia became the first challenger in 132 years to beat the United States in an America’s Cup series when Australia II, helmed by John Bertrand, beat the American defender Liberty, sailed by Dennis Conner, 4-3 in a best-of- Then PM Bob Hawke salutes the victorious Alan Bond, boat designer seven final off Newport, Rhode Ben Lexcen with a scale model, and dutchman Peter van Oossanen. Island. The Australian yacht trailed he had decided to put the what was going on. He left to go 3-1 before winning three record straight. He said he and back to Australia on 20th June, straight races, ending what has Slooff were the principals be- 1981, before the vital tank tests. been called the longest winning hind the keel design and Lexcen The role he played was a minor streak in sport. was not even present at the “eu- one.” Lexcen has been celebrated reka moment” in the keel’s deVan Oossanen, now an by Australians ever since as the velopment. “Ben was a nice Australian citizen, said he was architect of the victory, the man guy,” he said. given $25,000 by entrepreneur behind the design breakthrough “He had a flair for things, a Alan Bond, who backed the which gave Australia II its win- flair for shapes. But he wasn’t a Australian challenge, and now ning edge. scientist and he wasn’t able to regards it as hush money for Van Oossanen said yesterday understand the full physics of keeping secret the keel’s origin.

He said Lexcen had privately acknowledged the Dutch design role. Bertrand rallied to Lexcen’s defence yesterday. He said while other members of the design team made a contribution, Lexcen was the chief designer. “Without Ben, there is no way the total design solution of the winged keel could have come together”, he said. Australian sailing writer Rob Mundle, who wrote Bond’s biography and covered the 1983 Cup, also disputed van Oossanen’s claim and said the maritime museum in Western Australia had documentary evidence the winged keel was Lexcen’s concept. Mundle said the New York Yacht Club exhausted all legal efforts at the time to dispute Australia II’s design. “Ben Lexcen was playing with wings and winglets and tips on 18 foot skiffs 25 years before that, so the whole thing was always in Ben’s mind.”


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