OBERSTDORF, Germany: Norway's Therese Johaug put in another blistering performance to win Saturday's 30km classic race, streaking away from the start to take her fourth gold medal of the FIS Ski World Championships. Her compatriot Heidi Weng took second and Sweden's Frida Karlsson followed with the bronze. Johaug had a lead of 0.6 seconds at the first split time and she kept building, leading by almost a minute a third of the way through the race and barely looking over her shoulder. The lead kept growing and it wasn't until the 26.7km mark that the 32-year-old, who missed the 2018 Olympics while serving a doping ban, took her foot off the gas slightly. But by then the rest of the field was almost three minutes behind with no chance of catching her as she coasted to another spectacular victory. Behind her a pack of four battled it out for the silver medal, and it was Johaug's fellow Norwegian Weng who entered the final straight in the lead, holding off a challenge from … [Read more...] about Nordic skiing-Blistering Johaug signs off with 30km gold
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Guests enjoying the resort’s electric tuk-tuk Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket has become a certified Green Globe Gold member in 2017 having recently received the coveted eco-sustainable certification for the sixth consecutive year, achieving some of the best rankings in Southeast Asia. “We are very proud of our achievements in sustainable operations at the resort and of our partnership with Green Globe,” said Nick Porter, General Manager. “The resort is committed to promoting sustainability as reflected in our management principles and daily practices. It is our goal to reduce negative environmental impact at all levels, and encourage our partners, guests and team members to do the same.” Several activities have been put in place to reduce the resort’s carbon footprint and encourage everyone to be more mindful of the environment, such as several recycling stations located throughout the hotel. The resort also recently introduced its organic vegetable garden to … [Read more...] about Going Green: Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon achieves Gold Green Globe status
PHUKET: Thailand is now jumping into the intellectual property protection game in a big way. For decades prey to foreign-controlled bounty hunters who collect commissions by seizing pirate editions of copyrighted works, the nation is now moving to secure local copyrights and patents – and to marginalize foreign violators. Together with its regional partners, Thailand will create an ‘Asean Database on Patent Design’ providing protected status to local designs and allowing their owners to pursue patent violators. A Patent Co-operation Treaty has been written and Thailand’s Intellectual Property Department is aggressively promoting its services: acting as an agent, translating documents, and arranging fee payments for Thais seeking international copyright protection. The stated aim is to ‘raise the nation’s competitiveness’, but there may be, too, a hidden aim – to capitalize on licensing fees and the spoils of copyright litigation. It is important to remember that by no means is … [Read more...] about Phuket Piracy: Who controls the gold?
FAIR OAKS (CBS13) — A break-in at a Fair Oaks dentist’s office during patient appointments proved to be a wild encounter. The suspect smashed through a window of an examination room. But the culprit was no criminal, it was a wild turkey. READ MORE: Boy, 8, Hailed A Hero After Discovering Baby Sister Unresponsive In Pool Credit: Laura Morin Photos show the unusual scene inside dentist Hailey Gregory’s Greenback Lane office. Shattered glass and the surprise guest. A wild turkey that certainly did ruffle feathers with its ungraceful entrance, and it left a giant hole in the window. With no plaque buildup to clean, this bird got plucked up and sent to the Gold Country Wildlife Rescue, where he’s now recovering. READ MORE: Man Apologizes After Video Shows Street Vendor Attacked Greg Grimm is treasurer of Gold Country Wildlife Rescue and says he has a theory about what this bird’s brain may have been thinking. “Now the other thing that birds sometimes do when they … [Read more...] about Turkey Smashes Through Window At Fair Oaks Dentist’s Office During Patient Appointments
Despite the whirlwind of shutdowns, lockdowns and craziness descending on Thailand at the moment, the departments are still churning out numbers and trying to forecast the way ahead. They say that, due to the Thai baht weakening and massive government interventions around the world for both monetary and fiscal policies, there is still a chance that Thailand could reduce the economic impact of the Covid-19 outbreak with a resurge in exports. However, despite exports declining in February the Commerce Ministry still sees room for Thai export growth later this year. Director-general of the Trade Policy and Strategy Office Pimchanok Vonkorpon, says that Thailand is competent in the food and agricultural industries as well as essential goods, while electronic shipments can recover, which account for 14% of total exports. “The Commerce Ministry has adjusted its trade promotion strategy for the coronavirus pandemic by organising an online exhibition and online business matching, … [Read more...] about Opportunities for 2020 export growth in Thailand