PHUKET: Organizer’s of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta have announced that the 2011 event will include an invitation-only exhibition of kiteboarding hosted by Kiteboard Tour Asia (KTA). The introduction of such an exciting sport to this year’s event is part of the Regatta’s 25th anniversary celebrations and in recognition of kiteboarding’s development and popularity as a sailing discipline. Kevin Whitcraft, President of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Organizing Committee, expressed his enthusiasm for the event’s inclusion on the Regatta’s schedule. “We’re delighted to welcome an exhibition event by Kiteboard Tour Asia at this year’s Phuket King’s Cup. This is a bold step for us in terms of broadening the Regatta, and we hope this new element will have very strong appeal to kiteboarding enthusiasts and a younger sailing audience,” explained Kevin. As many as 20 kiteboarders are expected to take part, combining talent from Asia and International pro riders from the World Tour. … [Read more...] about Kiteboarding lifts off at Phuket King’s Cup Regatta
PHUKET: Very little early wind yesterday brought most of the fleet competing in the 28th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta off Kata Beach to a momentary rest, with racing action to resume today. Thursday is traditionally reserved as the “reserve day” to accommodate days of very light weather such as suffered yesterday, but today will be used as a full racing day. Several boats did take to the water yesterday, with the partial fleet mainly competing in keelboat classes, which began later in the day and consequentially picked up on late winds. Bareboat Charter Class A ran a single race, culminating in a tight group at the finish. Uhuru skippered by Andrey Duvanov did enough to secure victory over similarly handicapped opposition, compatriot Anatoly Kuzmenko on Isabella . Sergey Musikhin’s Sarawadee took the Bareboat Charter Class B win in a group dominated by Russian and Chinese competition; the team are looking unbeatable on early form. Open Charter was won by Tony Pfeiffer’s … [Read more...] about Phuket King’s Cup Regatta battles light winds
Friday, FNC’s Tucker Carlson hit the media and Democrat members of Congress for playing up the threat of a so-called QAnon incursion that did not occur. As Carlson explained, the so-called “invasion” was set to go down earlier in the week in all 50 state capitols and Washington, D.C. However, there was no sign of any such event. Carlson compared that to the Black Lives Matter riots around the country throughout last year. Transcript as follows: CARLSON: QAnon, the greatest threat we face not inflation, not China, QAnon, everyone is saying it. But you may be wondering just how dangerous is QAnon? Well, here’s the answer. The District of Columbia National Guard announced today that all troops who took part in the mission to protect our democracy from internet conspiracy theorists will now receive medals in recognition of their heroic sacrifice. Now, the primary medal is called the Presidential Inauguration Support Ribbon. That’s for people who were there for President … [Read more...] about FNC’s Carlson: Lawmakers, Media Hyped Imaginary QAnon Invasion in D.C.
The feminist movement of the 1960s and 1970s reminded the world that women have always played important historical roles, despite often being overlooked. But even in the 21st century, many popular history books are written by and about men —usually covering war heroes, generals, and the country's founding fathers. Studies of U.S. history and social studies classes also find that state education standards focus on men and gloss over the roles of women outside of the home. Though many people today proudly proclaim to be feminists , women around the world are still paid less for the same work, live in fear of physical violence and sexual assault , and lack rights and representation across industries. Women's History Month in March and the commemoration of International Women's Day on March 8 allow us to celebrate the strides women have made across social, economic, political, and cultural spectrums. Observing milestones in women's history also reminds us of the steps still … [Read more...] about 102 Years of Milestones in Women’s History
Mr Paul says aCommerce's main concern remains profitability. Thailand's top startups have seen double-digit growth windfalls in revenue following the pandemic, being well-positioned to benefit from the consumer and business shift to digital commerce during the lockdown. Deep-rooted issues remain in the country's startup scene, limiting its growth compared with regional peers. The three best-funded startups in Thailand have made significant gains, inching towards the government's goal of becoming the "startup hub of Asean", while still falling far short of Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. E-commerce solutions firm aCommerce saw 130% year-on-year growth between the second quarter of 2019 and the second quarter of 2020, thanks to the surge in e-commerce purchases following the closure of many businesses at the height of the pandemic in Thailand. SYNQA, parent company of the payment processing and blockchain firm Omise, has entered a period of hyper-growth, doubling revenue … [Read more...] about Startups reap pandemic revenues