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2014-01-15 04:21:56

BANGKOK, Thailand, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sansiri Public Company Limited, a leading real estate company, has been awarded the Best Developer in Thailand by "South East Asia Property Awards 2013" in recognition of the company's hard work and passion. This award also highlights Sansiri's outstanding position among other developers in South East Asia. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140115/HK46768 ) Therefore, it is not surprising that Sansiri's real estate...

2011-05-18 08:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The phrase "there's always something happening at Hard Rock" has rung true for four decades. So, as one of the world's most recognizable brands turns 40 this year, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos has made sure that 2011 is no exception. To honor the occasion, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos will roll out signature events and one-of-a-kind offerings that bring authentic music and rock 'n' roll experiences to life at each of its world-wide...

2009-04-17 09:10:29

The president of Thailand's Federation of Tourism, Kongkrit Hirankij, said social unrest could cost the country $5.6 billion in lost business. Political turmoil, resulting in travel advisories issued by a number of state departments, has cut down the number of tourists by 25 percent in the first quarter of the year, he said. He predicted the decline would reach 40 percent in the second quarter, the Thai News Agency reported Friday. The Federation said 10 percent of the workforce in the...

2006-05-08 00:04:16

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A fire swept through a nightclub in the Thai resort of Pattaya killing at least eight people and injuring about 54 others, police said on Monday. The blaze swept through the "Route 999" entertainment complex shortly before opening time on Sunday evening. All of those killed were Thai, officials said. "They are all Thai people -- most of them bar employees," said Sunthorn A-karoen, a relief volunteer in the beachside town, which has been known for its vibrant...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'