Parnpiboon crowned champion at Admiral’s Cup 2015

first_imgSixty-seven young sailors descended to the Royal Varuna Yacht Club in Pattaya over the weekend 17-18 January for the Admiral’s Cup 2015, a competition referred as the 2nd biggest junior event in Thailand, testing the most talented sailors in the Kingdom including those who represented Thailand at the 2014 Asian Games and IODA Optimist World Championships. Sailors from the Junior Sailing Squadron of Thailand based in Sattahip, Phuket Youth Sailing and the Korean National Team joined the 30–strong team from the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, with the fleet of boats being divided into two divisions, Optimist and Laser 4.7.13-year old Intira Parnpiboon stands atop the podium with the Admiral’s Cup flanked by Chanakchon Wangsuk and Suchakree Detthoappol, who came 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Optimist division.  Also in picture are Mark Hamil-Stewart, Vice Commodore (2nd left), Chris Dando, Rear Commodore (2nd right) and Nattawut Vongrak – Kru Oat, Opti Coach from RVYC (far right), along with Kru Somkiat Poonpat, Thailand National Opti Coach (far left)The competitors were awakened to a beautiful first day on Saturday, a typical morning beside the Gulf of Thailand, with 10 knots of wind coming from a northerly direction.  After the competitors race briefing, the sailors ventured afloat to the race course, with Suchakree Detthotappol taking the line honor in the first race, just in front of Varuna’s Intira Parnpiboon The sea breeze kicked-in with force and wind increased to a strong 18 knots with sizable waves, testing conditions for the young competitors.  They impressively prevailed, demonstrating excellent sailing skills.  The second race was won by Korea’s Seo Hae Chan, with Intira taking the third, not to be out-done by Seo Han who pushed his boat through the strongest winds of the day to win the fourth race.In the Laser 4.7 class, the winner was Alex Frefel, with Arthit Romanyk and Kim Jung Ho in 2nd and 3rd places respectively.In the Laser 4.7 fleet, three sailors shared the plaudits on day 1 with Alex Frefel, Kim Jung Ho and Chanapai Vijikajee all taking race wins.  For much of the fleet, the Admiral Cup was the first event in the faster Laser 4.7 class, and despite some spectacular capsizes all nine sailors endeavored to finish each race.Day 2 started with blue skies and lighter winds – expected conditions due to the earlier start.  The first race of the day (fifth race in the championships) gave opportunities to the smaller and lighter sailors, notably Chanakchon Wangsuk who fought a tight battle for the race win.  The wind increased to a perfect 16 knots for the next race, with Intira taking the 6th, and the final race was won again by Chanakchon.  With the racing so close, the Optimist sailors went back ashore with little idea of who had won the Admiral’s Cup.All action at the Optimist start line.The Laser 4.7’s raced again on the second day.  Kim Jung Ho won the first race of the day, however, he was outdone by a determined Alex Frefel who won the next three races – that feat decided the overall winner.Back ashore, the prize giving was presented by RVYC Vice-commodore Mark Hamil–Stewart, also Managing Director of MRI International Recruitment (Thailand) – a sponsor of the event.  Standing on top of the podium in the optimist class was Intira Parnpiboon, the 13 year old winning her first national event.  Chanakchon Wangsuk and Suchakree Detthotappol were second and third respectively.  Patcher Sringam received an award for being the first female under 12, and Jedtavee Yongyuennarn the first male in the same category.  The youngest award went to Paravee Dangpratum, the first under 10 year old.Lasers fight for wind and position.Mark Hamil–Stewart congratulated all the sailors for the quality racing: “We had a spectacular weekend of high spirited racing, demonstrating the professional level of junior sailing in Thailand.  I would also like to thank all the sailors for taking part, especially those who travelled long distance to attend,” he commented.For more information about Royal Varuna Yacht Club and sailing in Pattaya, go to website: www.varuna.org.(All photos courtesy m. v. tchelistcheff)last_img read more

Read More »

Manchester United pull out of the race to sign Gareth Bale this summer

first_img IN SPORT.ES Upd. at 17:45 El United descarta definitivamente a Bale 13/06/2019 It appears that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the person who pulled the plug on the transfer. He told Ed Woodward to avoid signing big names on huge contracts and instead look towards younger talent with the potential to grow at United. Sport EN CEST Manchester United have finally ruled themselves out of the running for Gareth Bale. They were the most likely destination for the unwanted Real Madrid star but their final offer of a two-year loan was rejected. This comes off the back of a Wayne Rooney interview with the BBC when he advised the club to focus on lower profile players and build a new team around them rather than looking for short-term solutions. Madrid have spent over €300m so far this summer and now must look to bring in more funds from player sales. At 29 years of age, Bale is an ideal candidate to be moved on before his price tag drops even further. However, the former Tottenham winger’s performances have seen other interested parties step away from the deal. Madrid, for their part, refuse to ‘give away’ a player that cost them over €90m and whose stock remains high in the Premier League.last_img read more

Read More »

Tijuana man pleads guilty in money laundering scheme

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom June 18, 2019 Tijuana man pleads guilty in money laundering scheme SAN DIEGO ( KUSI ) – The leader of an international money laundering organization responsible for moving millions in drug trafficking proceeds from the United States to Mexican criminal organizations pleaded guilty in San Diego federal court Tuesday.Manuel Reynoso Garcia, 63, of Tijuana, is slated to be sentenced Sept. 16 for his role in launder ing money on behalf of Mexican criminal organizations that include the Sinaloa Cartel through unlicensed money transmitting businesses.Federal prosecutors say Reynoso is the last of eight defendants to plead guilty in the case and could face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.Prosecutors say Reynoso used a variety of channels between 2014 and 2017 to turn cash collected from various American cities into funds for criminal organizations across the border.Couriers would travel to different U.S. cities and collect money in amounts ranging from $150,000 to $600,000, then deposit smaller amounts of those proceeds into “funnel accounts,” bank accounts held in the names of account holders recruited by the money laundering organization.The funds were then transferred to shell corporations in Mexico, and ultimately delivered to the Sinaloa Cartel and other criminal organizations, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.“This investigation has made sure that the Sinaloa Cartel and others like it have one less way to wash their dirty money,” U.S. Attorney Robert Brewer said.FBI Special Agent in Charge Scott Brunner said the case against Reynoso and his co-defendants has “dismantled” the organization.“Shutting down illegal cash proceeds returning to the drug cartels is like stopping the blood flow to the heart of these major criminal enterprises,” Brunner said. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: June 18, 2019last_img read more

Read More »

Ancient Egyptian codex finally deciphered

first_imgAll Giza Pyramids in one shot. Credit: Ricardo Liberato/Wikipedia Citation: Ancient Egyptian codex finally deciphered (2014, November 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-11-ancient-egyptian-codex-deciphered.html More information: A Coptic Handbook of Ritual Power, www.brepols.net/Pages/ShowProd … d=IS-9782503531700-1via LiveScience (Phys.org) —A pair of Australian researchers, Malcolm Choat with Macquarie University and Iain Gardner with the University of Sydney, has after many decades of effort by others, succeeded in deciphering an ancient Egyptian codex. In meeting with members of the press, they revealed that the codex is actually a handbook of a practitioner of rituals and for that reason have published the converted text as “Egyptian Handbook of Ritual Power.” No one knows where the codex was found, but most scholars who have studied it believe it was written by someone in pre-Islamic Upper Egypt approximately 1,300 years ago. An antiques dealer came across it in the late 70’s or early 80’s who subsequently sold it to Macquarie University in 1981. Since that time, various researchers have attempted to read the text but none were successful until now. The 20 parchment pages of text were written in Coptic, the researchers note, and offer 27 spells and multiple invocations and drawings. It appears likely, the team reports, that the two types of subjects meant that they were once separate documents that were later combined in the codex.The researchers found love spells, a means for casting out evil spirits and even ideas on how to treat ailments, such as one known as black jaundice. They also found multiple references to Jesus and Sethians—religious groups that identified with Adam and Eve’s third son, and others that identified with a previously unknown character referred to as Baktiotha—a god-like figure. Because of the mix of subjects in the invocations, the two researchers suggest the document was likely a representative of a transition period for the people of that time. They also suggest that the person who wrote or used the text was likely not a priest or monk (there was a large number of Christians living in the area during that time) but more likely was a scholarly type, using the codex as a means of helping people achieve desires or goals. Some examples, included spells to help a person do better in business, or to help them get along with others. One spell could be used to assist one person in subjugating another. © 2014 Phys.org UCSB scholar’s reading of hieroglyphic verb alters understanding of Mayan ritual texts Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Read More »

Haringhata Meat wins customers expectations

first_imgKolkata: At a time when the row over carcass meat has led people to cut back on red meat while dining at hotels and restaurants across the state, the outlets of Haringhata Meat have been an exception. The sale of meat has not suffered at all, claims a senior official of West Bengal Livestock Development Corporation (WBLDC) on Tuesday, which sells meat under the Haringhata brand.”This is a clear indication that people of the state have complete faith regarding the quality of meat that we sell from our outlets. There is a sale of 1.5 tonne meat on a daily basis from our outlets which amounts to nearly Rs 3.7 lakh. Even after a fortnight of the carcass row, our daily sales have remained the same,” said Gouri Shankar Konar, Managing director of WBLDC. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIt may be mentioned that Haringhata Meat has a total of 240 outlets in the state including 37 in North Bengal. Out of 240 outlets, there are 13 in the city that is directly run by its own staff while the rest are run by franchisees. “In the last week of April, there have been a lot of calls on our toll free number regarding our source of the processed meat of animals like chicken, goat, lamb, port and turkey among others whose meat is sold by us. We answered all the queries and informed the callers about our state of the art processing plant at Haringhata in Nadia. People visiting our outlets have also enquired about the same. We have made arrangements for display of the procurement and sales of our meat at all our direct outlets in the city,” a senior official of WBLDC said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAccording to the official, the stores run by the franchisees had witnessed a dip of 5 percent sales in the last week of April. However, the deficit in sales was adjusted by the rise in sales at the direct units in the city. “However, since the beginning of May, sales at all the outlets have become normal,” he added.Apart from raw meat in packets and ready to cook items of chicken, tropical meat like lean pork, fresh pork, dressed Pekin duck, dressed turkey meat, dressed quail, are very much in demand.last_img read more

Read More »

Beautify your abode

first_imgIt is always advisable to paint your house once you have completely shifted in and go for subtle colour schemes as it is easy to pull it off with all kinds of stuff inside, says an expert.* Pick your paint last: It is always advisable to paint your house once you have completely shifted in. There are thousands of paint colours with various tints, shades and tones. And you will want the colour that best compliments your upholstery, tables, artwork collections instead of the reverse. Pick the colour when your stuff is inside your house. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’* Lanterns: Lanterns having classic shape brings elegance to any space, indoors or outdoors. Try hanging one over your dining table and feel the difference. Lanterns outdoors will give your guests, friends a good impression and a positive vibe when they come into your homes.* Long-full curtains: Curtains play a major part in creating a comfortable and intimate feel in the room so selecting the right kind of curtains is a must, be it the size or colour. So carefully chosen curtains not only smarten your home but give you a comfortable and friendly feel with enhanced privacy. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix* Little tables: Petite round or square tables tucked near small armchairs will make a room more inviting and convenient. Light, small legs of the table will also make the room less crowded and pleasing.* Extra cushions: The designs and size of the cushions can make or break your home décor. Also, be sure of the colour scheme you choose for your cushions. Cushions should compliment your room and make your guests comfortable.last_img read more

Read More »