Chonburi- Three people have sustained injuries after a pickup truck lost control at a curve in the Mueang Chonburi district. Emergency responders were notified of the accident on Wednesday (March 3 rd ) on a road in the Na Pa sub-district. They and The Pattaya News arrived at the scene to find a damaged pickup truck had crashed into a road sign. Three people had sustained injuries during the accident in total. One of them had sustained serious injuries. They were all rushed to a local hospital for medical assistance. The pickup truck driver, Mr. Wuttikrai Chailert, 26, who had sustained minor injuries, told The Pattaya News, “We were on our way to go fishing. I lost control of my pickup truck and crashed into a tree and the street sign on the side of the road.” At this stage, Chonburi police said the driver has to pay for the public damages and will be held accountable for the accident. Story by The Pattaya News =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=–=–=–=–==- … [Read more...] about Three people injured after speeding pickup truck loses control at Chonburi curve
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71 new Covid cases in Thailand today, the generals are being told they’re going to face pay cuts and a Thai doctors has issued a warning about the link between Thai’s love for sugary sweets and life-threatening diseases… there goes my afternoon donut. And don’t worry, I’m not going to sing my way through the news today, it’s just nice and cool in my home studio so you can enjoy the cool with me. We’ve also got a new segment at the end of the news today… you’ll see that soon enough. 71 new coronavirus cases have been announced today, 31 of them from the hotzone of Samut Sakhon, just south of Bangkok. This beings the total number of confirmed cases in Thailand to 26,441. The death toll remains at 85 people. The Thai Army, Navy and Air Force are aiming to trim the number of generals in the ranks by 25% by 2029. But plenty of critics say the plan is probably just more words and won’t ever happen. A Thai doctor is reminding Thais about the clear links between eating sugary foods and … [Read more...] about Thailand News Today | Thai army trim the Generals, sugar making Thais fat | March 8
American mental health was already dicey before COVID-19 walloped our hearts and minds, and medical and mental health experts warn that we should be prepared for more to come long after life settles into whatever the post-pandemic “normal” will be. Before the pandemic, 1 in 5 Americans (47 million) already had a diagnosable mental illness, more than 11 million of them serious, according to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In 2020, the Kaiser Family Foundation reported a huge jump in the percentage of U.S. adults—from 32 percent, when COVID-19 came to full public awareness in March, to 52 percent in August—who said that worry and stress over the coronavirus had negatively impacted their mental health. From 1 in 10 Americans reporting symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder before the pandemic, the number climbed to 1 in 3. Self-care is more important than ever during, and after, COVID-19. It helps keep the parts … [Read more...] about How to Stay Mentally Resilient During and After the Pandemic
Laid off. That's not something I ever expected for myself, but here I am, going from making $100,000 a year at a union oil drilling job to making a staggering 70 percent less each paycheck—when I can find work, that is. I proudly voted for Donald Trump in November, but now, I'm counting on President Joe Biden to deliver a relief plan that helps us get through this pandemic and recover. I'm a West Virginian, born and raised. Originally from New Martinsville, I now live in Paden City with my wife and three teenage kids. I always believed that if I just worked hard, I would be able to provide for my family and have a good life. That was true for a while. For most of my adult life, I worked as an oil drilling technician. It was a good union job that paid enough for all our basic needs and a little extra. Then COVID hit, and I was laid off. I immediately started looking for another job. I spent all day looking for work, sending out four or five applications daily, hearing back … [Read more...] about I Voted Trump. I’m Willing to Give Biden a Shot—If He Delivers on COVID Relief | Opinion
Cadarius Johnson, seen here at 16 years old when he was booked into Claiborne Parish Detention Center in July 2013. (Photo by Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) Cadarius Johnson shuffled into a Shreveport hospital dressed in a prison uniform, his legs in shackles and wrists chained to his thin waist. Two armed guards escorted the 17-year-old with a developmental disability to see a psychologist, ready to intervene in another outburst. In childish, uneven handwriting, Cadarius wrote his name onto a legal form, releasing his right to medical privacy. Whatever unpredictable thing he might say next could be turned over to a judge. It had been three months since an early morning in July 2013 when Cadarius, then 16, was left alone at his mobile home despite a court order telling his mother to stay with him. For reasons that remain unclear, he called 911 and hung up four times before sunrise. Within the hour, Cadarius was in custody, and a sheriff’s deputy was accusing … [Read more...] about A Louisiana teen with disabilities needed help. Why was he accused of trying to kill a cop?