The company said in a press release on Friday that it is set to take part in driving the country's economy through innovations. "ARV is a significant milestone for PTTEP's new business investment strategy to foster sustainable growth while addressing the changing era of digital transformation,” said Phongsthorn Thavisin, PTTEP President and Chief Executive Officer. “ARV service builds upon PTTEP's specialised technologies in petroleum exploration and production activities which have proven to enhance the company's competitive capability. Through ARV, the expertise will also become available to support other industries outside the energy sector to boost efficiency and business value." ARV's first three-year (2019-2021) investment is approximately Bt1.6 billion with an aim to be a leading AI and robotics company in South East Asia within 3-5 years. "ARV's long-term goal is to become an integrated platform for continuous development in cutting-edge AI and robotics. We … [Read more...] about PTTEP and ARV set to create innovative solutions
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LIVERPOOL, England: Manchester City retained their Premier League crown on Sunday, pipping Liverpool to the title by a single point, but while the remarkable numbers of this campaign tell their own story this season was about much more than just consistent point accumulation.Pep Guardiola's City and Juergen Klopp's Liverpool achieved their results playing brands of entertaining, attacking and positive football that have set a new standard in the English - and indeed European - game.Manchester City's 98 points and Liverpool's 97, with third-placed Chelsea a further 25 points adrift, certainly illustrate just how relentlessly successful the top two were.Their combined 195 points were a top-flight record for the champions and runners-up; indeed, they broke the old mark with two games to spare. The 62 wins they amassed together was also a record for a top two.And not even the intense pressure and nerves of a neck-and-neck title race could push them towards error.City won their last 14 … [Read more...] about City and Liverpool set new standards with ‘fusion football’
Sport West Indies batsmen John Campbell and Shai Hope shattered the record for the highest partnership for the opening wicket in one-day internationals with a stand of 365 against Ireland in Dublin on Sunday. 06 May 2019 01:01AM Bookmark REUTERS: West Indies batsmen John Campbell and Shai Hope shattered the record for the highest partnership for the opening wicket in one-day internationals with a stand of 365 against Ireland in Dublin on Sunday.Campbell made 179 and Hope 170 to help West Indies to 381-3 as Ireland captain William Porterfield's decision to field first after winning the toss backfired.Hope was first to his century and Campbell quickly followed with his maiden ODI hundred, before the pair surpassed the previous opening partnership record of 304 set by Pakistan's Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman against Zimbabwe in July last year.They were both dismissed in the 48th over, with Campbell top-edging Barry McCarthy to mid-off while Hope found a fielder at deep square … [Read more...] about Campbell and Hope set record ODI opening stand against Ireland
By Ricardo Special to the Star Tues., April 30, 2019 Why do I have such a problem with muffins? When I want to provoke my wife, I tell her that a good muffin is actually just a cupcake! My daughters think I’m dated. And they’re probably right ... But in my mind a muffin is supposed to be “healthy,” and a cupcake is, well, a cup “cake.” I’m actually sad for muffins. I feel like they’re suffering from an identity crisis. Is it a protein-packed breakfast? A light dessert? A travel-friendly snack? Or a miniature cake? There are many people out there who think a muffin is a muffin — a small quick bread — while a cupcake could go either way. Some fast food chains even go so far as to call their cupcakes muffins! As if they were “good for you.” On the other hand, you will never see someone mistake a muffin for a cupcake — as if steak could be chicken. But where does a muffin cross the … [Read more...] about What’s the difference between a cupcake and a muffin?
The People’s Republic of Berkeley, Calif., takes pride in its leadership on all things civic and environmental. The small liberal city east of San Francisco was one of the first US cities to adopt curbside recycling. It banned styrofoam and was early to take on plastic shopping bags. Earlier this year, the Berkeley city council put on notice a new environmental scourge: The to-go coffee cup. Some 40 million disposable cups get tossed in the city each year, according to the city council, almost one per resident per day. So in January, the city said it will require coffee shops to charge an extra 25-cents for customers who use a take-away cup. “Waiting is no longer an option,” Sophie Hahn, the Berkeley city council member who wrote the legislation, said at the time. Overwhelmed by trash, jurisdictions around the world are banning single-use plastic takeaway containers and cups. Europe says plastic beverage cups have to go by 2021. India wants them … [Read more...] about Starbucks, Dunkin’ brace for levies, bans on to-go coffee cups