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Germanwings Flight 9525: "Everything is pulverized" Last Updated Mar 24, 2015 3:27 PM EDT
SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France - The search for Germanwings Flight 9525, which crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, took a grim turn when searchers arrived on the crash site to find everything "pulverized."
The Airbus A320 went down with 150 people on board in a snowy, remote section of the Alps, sounding like an avalanche as it scattered debris across the mountain.
AFP quoted a police officer in the town of Le Vernet, near the crash site, as saying shortly after the incident: "There is no need for any rescue operations, everyone is dead."
Aerial shots of the site showed scattered black flecks across a mountain and several larger airplane body sections with windows, five in one chunk and four in another. French officials said a helicopter crew that landed briefly in the area saw no signs of life. ... [Read More]
I'm an experienced teacher who is going to be applying for science teacher positions in Thailand for the first time in a month or two. I sport a well-kept beard, which I am very partial to. Basically, I look like a dork without it, and would like to keep it. At the same time, I know Thai employers aren't keen on big hairy beasts.
Is my beard neat enough that I'll be okay, do you think? I'll cut it off if I have to, but that's not my preference. I took this picture today.
"An angry - some say prejudiced - rant against Chinese tourists has gone viral in Thailand, leading to a huge discussion on the Chinese internet.
The original (which has since been taken down from her page) is in Thai, but versions of the video with English and Mandarin subtitles uploaded on Facebook and YouTube have had more than two million hits."
Is this a prejudiced, racist, sweeping generalisation or is she openly saying what many people know and think but are too afraid to voice?
Been reading here for a couple of months or so, started around September time whilst I was looking for a job as I neared the end of my first 6 month contract in Thailand. Didn't end up finding anywhere decent so continued at my same school in Surin. Nice place, bit quiet. Moving to BKK next week, have myself an innocent holiday in the nicer areas of Chonburi province, go home for the first time since I came here (May 2014), and crack on with a new job (I think) I have in Samut Prakan. I didn't need to interview, didn't need to do fuck all really. Gonna go check it out before I go on holiday, just to make sure it's all legit. Anyone here ever been done over with the assumption of having a job, to then have it all go tits up?
Anyway, thanks for listening to my interesting story and I'll probably start throwing my two pence about. Hope to make super duper friends with you all.
Shame to throw it out, did you know that all the leftover rice being thrown out every day in Asian countries could feed the entire population of Antartica for a whole month?
So today I decided to change all this wasteful behavior and made rice hash browns. Decided the potato version is better at McD's.
I scooped the rice out of the cooker and tenderly laid it on a chopping board. Broke a couple of eggs over it and seasoned to taste. Got the hot oil going in the fryer and dropped bundles of it in. Goes good with a beer.
An apparent current social media trend that involves women posting photos of the lower part of their breasts could be in violation of Thailand's Computer Crimes Act 2007, which bans material that causes 'damage to the country’s security or causes public panic' or 'any obscene computer data which is accessible to the public'.
The culture ministry said women could face up to five years in jail if they took part, as posting the so-called 'underboob selfies' were equivalent to sharing pornographic images.
'When people take these ‘underboob selfies’ no one can see their faces,' ministry spokesman Anandha Chouchoti told Reuters.
'So it’s like, we don’t know who these belong to, and it encourages others to do the same.
I want to have a fun time in Thailand.
I've been seeing the best course of action is to get a tourist visa and then find somebody to sponsor you and get you a non-b visa (right?).
I just want to speak English in general conversations, not in a class room, just in cool places.
Are such jobs around?
As the titles says, I have no TEFL or other degree. Will I be able to do this?
Let’s for a moment consider the Alaska city of Nome. It is so far removed that the expression “end of the road” doesn’t even apply. There isn’t any road that connects this city of 3,000 isolated souls to the more populous cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks, each of which is more than 500 miles away. Nome, which overlooks the Bering Strait, is much closer to Russia.
And if Russia has its way, someday it could get a whole lot closer.
According to a report this week in the Siberian Times, the director of state-run Russian Railways, Vladimir Yakunin, presented a grand vision of what would be the... [Read More]
I am new here and I am trying to research my options. My work permit expires March 31st and my new job starts May 14. I decided to switch schools and I was hoping to transfer my work permit. However, I found out that isn't possible. My new school said they will process the paperwork the first week of May.
I just need to know what my options are for visa issues. Can I just fly to Laos and come back the same day? Could I just go to the local immigration office and see about extending for a month?
I'm Yasmin from Toronto, Canada and I'm looking into teaching English in Thailand. I'm a little tired of the mundane every day life here, and with such competition in the job market it has been extremely tough to move up the ladder. I think it's time for some adventure! I need a change.
I've already got my TEFOL certification and two bachelor degrees. I've never visited Thailand before but I'm very much intrigued by it's landscape and culture. I'm most interested in moving to the south, near the beaches, but I'm not sure if that would be the best area for me. It's a big step for me and I'm equally excited and nervous. I'm worried about accommodations and the actual teaching part in a classroom with structures and customs I'm unfamiliar with. Any tips on best locations for a newbie (a single 30 year old female), tips on accommodations and advice on teaching strategies?? What's the support like amongst expats once in Thailand?
I'd appreciate any feedback. Thanks!
Hi - new to the forum and TEFL teaching; by no means new to Thailand (though it feels it to be honest). Wondering if there are any other luk kreungs (NES) that have found themselves teaching over here? And how they found the experience, any advice etc.
Just landed a position at a Satit school in BKK, shitting bricks and wondering how I even got the job. Any advice at all please?
I currently still a student however I am looking to get into the world of teaching, or at least give it a try.
I know all about TEFL/CELTA/PGCE etc I do not have any of these, but i plan to complete them after my graduation next year.
This summer I would like to gain some experience and possibly make some money which I would be able to save towards these courses.
I have been applying for ESL roles in China and Ive gotten a few interviews and an offer.
Ive read through the contract and there seems to be a lot of precautions on their behalf to keep parts of your money in case you decide to leave early such a Deposits from first few months wages, Fines, etc (I am happy to copy and paste sections of the contract so you can have a more detailed look).
Is this normal? Do a lot of people decide to run from there jobs? What are most peoples experiences? (
I would like to teach private in out of class hours also if possible, any information on this would also be greatly appreciated.