4 BANGKOKʼS Jan. 26 - Feb. 8, 2018 NEWS HIGHLIGH TS! International FREE NEWSPAPER Steve Wynn set to resign as RNC finance chair > The casino mogul is engulfed by claims of sexual harassment Wynn's stock price plunged by 10% Thursday Stephen Wynn’s perch at the top of the casino industry was badly shaken on Friday following the disclosure of allegations that he engaged in a longterm pattern of sexual misconduct with his casino staff. A detailed investigative report in The Wall Speech by Scarlett Johansson WAS meant for James Franco Addressing the 500,000 Women’s March attendees gathered in downtown Los Angeles Saturday and even more onlookers livestreaming it at home, Scarlett Johansson began her speech with a pointed barb aimed squarely at James Franco. “How could a person publicly stand by an organization that helps to provide support for victims of sexual assault while privately preying on people who have no power?” said Johansson, one of the 300 original signatories Thai_74x148mmprintad.pdf of the Time’s Up letter 1 calling 2/21/17 for an 5:23 end PM to abuse and harassment of women everywhere. Street Journal portrayed Mr. Wynn, a billionaire casino magnate and prominent political donor, as a man who frequently demanded naked massages from female employees, and sometimes pressured them for sex. The newspaper said the activity had gone on for decades, and that some female employees complained to supervisors about Mr. Wynn’s behavior. Some of the women told The Journal that they had tried to avoid having to give Mr. Wynn massages by hiding in bathrooms, or entering fake appointments in records, to make it look like some of their colleagues were busy. The newspaper relied on court records and interviews with dozens of people who worked at his casinos. The allegations are likely to have a political impact as well. Mr. Wynn was named chairman of the Republican National Committee’s finance committee shortly after the election of President Trump in November. Mr. Trump has described Mr. Wynn as a friend. Scarlett Johansson's representatives confirmed after her remarks, she was referring to Franco Amazon Go opens a check-out free store in Seattle to public US diplomat says Suu Kyi was 'close to hitting him' A veteran American diplomat resigned from a panel set up to advise Myanmar about the Rohingya crisis - calling it a "whitewash" while questioning Aung San Suu Kyi's "moral leadership". Bill Richardson quit the 10-member advisory board as it was making its first visit to western Rakhine State, from where nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled in recent months. Mr Richardson said he got into an argument with Ms Suu Kyi during a meeting on Monday when he brought up the case of two Reuters reporters on trial, accused of breaching the country's Officials Secrets Act. He stated she was furious, and 'came close to hitting him'. Doctors: Assange's health is in 'dangerous condition' Julian Assange's doctors have said his health is at risk as a result of his sixyear confinement in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Sondra S Crosby, Brock Chisholm and Sean Love, writing on The Guardian's website, said that they spent 20 hours over three days assessing Assange's condition. Without giving any particular details, they said that confinement has had an impact on his physical and mental health. The WikiLeaks founder has not stepped out of the Knightsbridge, west London, embassy since August 2012 when he was granted asylum by the PM of Ecuador. Camels banned at a beauty contest, over use of Botox! C M Y CM MY CY CMY K INSTANT RESERVATIONS. DOWNLOAD THE CHOPE APP NOW! The American company Amazon has launched a store that does not require you to stand in a checkout line or a person to process the payment. You simply need an app on a mobile device, such as a smartphone. People with the app can enter the store, choose the products they want and then leave the store with them. The company opened its first Amazon Go store this week in the state of Washington, after more than a year of testing. You first need to download the Amazon Go app, a computer program that helps you gain entry to the store. Once inside, hundreds of cameras and electronic sensors follow people’s movements and record all the products chosen. The products are then placed in the app’s virtual shopping cart. In other words, the app remembers everything. If you decide against buying one or more products before leaving the store, the software automatically removes those items from its memory. The system is powered by artificial intelligence or AI technology. Although there are no staff at checkouts, Amazon Go has assistants in-store, to resolve any problems. Twelve prized-camels, in Saudi Arabia, have been disqualified from a beauty contest after their owners tried to tweak their good looks with Botox. Thousands of camels attend the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival, and are judged on their curvy lips and humps. Judges stepped in when they discovered some owners had cheated in a bid to win the cash prizes. The festival, which also features camel racing and camel milk tasting has combined prize-money of $57 million. Ronaldo examines huge cut using physio's smartphone! Ronaldo suffered a nasty head knock to the face, in his match on Sunday - but the Real Madrid forward was OK enough to inspect the injury on the team doctor's mobile phone! The Portugal international did brilliantly to stoop to head home Lucas Vazquez's cross from the edge of the six-yard box, his second goal in a convincing 7-1 win for the La Liga champions against against Deportivo La Coruna. However, in scoring the goal at the Santiago Bernabeu, Ronaldo received a hefty kick to the head for his troubles, which left the superstar with a bloodied face.
Headline News NEWS HIGHLIGHTS! Jan. 26 - Feb. 8, 2018 BANGKOKʼS FREE NEWSPAPER 5 Industrial strikes in Germany loom as union talks collapse Shakira under investigation in Spain over evasion of tax Germany's metalworkers' union said Friday that it will ramp up its campaign for better pay and conditions, threatening 24-hour "warning strikes" after the talks with industry representatives fell apart. Production by the country's crucial metal and electrical engineering industries may be affected next week by the walkouts. A main sticking point is IG Metall union's demands for all workers to have the option of a 28-hour week, with employers making up some of the salary losses. New fridges on Air Force One set to cost a cool $24 million What hums, flies above 30,000 feet, and costs as much as President Trump’s upstate New York manor? New airplane refrigerators. The Trump administration has signed off a $24m contract with Boeing, to replace two of the food chilling systems aboard Air Force One, the president’s plane, according to reports. The systems are two of five such chillers aboard Air Force One which must be equipped with a refrigeration capacity to handle 3,000 meals! That is enough to feed the president and 50 of his closest friends, three meals a day for three weeks. That is, if the Don does not order in: he is known to love fast food. Japanese tourists call police over $1,500 bill, for 4 steaks Spanish tax authorities say Colombian pop superstar Shakira owes income tax for 2011- 2014, arguing that she was resident in Spain then. They have asked Spanish prosecutors to open a tax evasion case against the singer, whose fortune is reckoned to be more than $200m. The tax bill could be tens of millions of euros, Spanish media report. Sources close to Shakira deny that there was any tax evasion and say she was outside Spain most of that time. The sources said Shakira had always complied with her tax obligations. The global superstar is the partner of FC Barcelona footballer Gerard Piqué. In 2015 she declared Spain as her place of residence for all purposes. The tax officials are seeking four years of unpaid taxes from all her global income - not just income generated in Spain. phone First Month Virtual Office FREE NO FURTHER OBLIGATION | SERVCORP.CO.TH Spain's Efe news agency said Shakira's auditors, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, had confirmed the tax investigation. People who spend more than six months a year in Spain are considered residents for tax purposes. In recent years Spain has seen several high-profile court cases of football stars and managers accused of tax-dodging practices. The mayor of Venice has voiced outrage, over the €$1,347 bill that four Japanese tourists say they had to pay for four steaks, a plate of fried fish, water and service. The four students complained to police after getting the eyewatering bill at a restaurant near St Mark's Square. Three women with them chose another restaurant - but even they ended up paying €350 for three plates of seafood pasta. The mayor vows to get justice. "We will thoroughly examine it. We'll check to see if the complaint was justified," Mayor Luigi Brugnaro tweeted. Offices | Permanent Desk | Hot Desk Bus. Registration | Virtual Offices | Community Ed Sheeran recently played a Bangkok show Ed Sheeran has got engaged to his childhood sweetheart Ed Sheeran is engaged to longtime girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, the singer confirmed on Instagram. The “Shape of You” singer on Saturday posted a photo of himself embracing Seaborn. “Got myself a fiancé just before new year,” he wrote in the caption. “We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx.” Sheeran has known Seaborn since he was 11, but they didn’t date, until she joined him at Taylor Swift’s 2015 Fourth of July bash. â 40,000 strong business community â Receptionist to manage calls â Industry leading IT Levels 8 & 9 1 Silom Road phone 02 231 8440 Level 29 The Offices at Centralworld phone 02 207 2544 | | â Bilingual secretaries â Business address â Flexible lease terms Level 18, Park Ventures Ecoplex Building phone 02 309 3634 Level 11 Mercury Tower phone 02 207 5344 New location - now open!