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Paddy Cosgrave


Via Sunday Times Ireland:

Paddy Cosgrave is suing David Kelly in both Ireland and California, where the Amaranthine Fund was based. He claims Kelly, who still owns 12 per cent of the Web Summit but is no longer a director, “misled” him by secretly establishing a second fund using the Web Summit’s “brand, resources and assets”.

Kelly has counterclaimed that when his and Cosgrave’s relationship turned “toxic” after they failed to agree on the structure of a new fund, Cosgrave claimed in a text message to have kompromat of a personal nature on him, a Russian term for incriminating documentation usually associated with Cold War espionage.

…It is also claimed that Cosgrave referred in a subsequent text message to a trip by Kelly to Thailand. Kelly insists he has never visited the country. He has alleged, in turn, that Cosgrave’s “untoward behaviour” led to him resigning from the Web Summit on March 22.

Kompromat claim in row of Web Summit founder (Sunday Times)



With Irish skin.

Koi Phangan, Thailand.

Via The Thaiger:

Chaiyot Saedan, the fisherman who provided the video, told Reuters…

“I was so impressed, because I never imagined I would get to see pink dolphins,”

Thailand’s pink dolphins are a subspecies of the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin and are listed as a vulnerable species by the International Union For Conservation of Nature.

There are just 150 of these pink dolphins living around the Gulf of Thailand, according tothe director of the Phuket Marine Biological Centre.

“Due to less traffic with the coronavirus lockdown, dolphins now have a more comfortable habitat, and that’s why they tend to show up more.”

Rare pink dolphins spotted off Koh Phangan (The Thaiger)

Thanks Terry Rickard

PricewaterhouseCoopers in Bangkok, Thailand; advert for job at PwC in Bangkok

David writes:

“I noticed the following role for “Office Boy” by PwC accountants in Thailand. This could be seen as ageist and sexist, but hey it’s not in a first world country. I thought it was interesting that reputable companies are happy to act like this in other countries.”


Building relationships, creating value?

Office Boy (Global Careers, PWC)

Rescue workers at the scene of a cave in northern Thailand where 12 boys and their football coach were trapped

The Guardian reports:

All 12 boys and their football coach have been successfully rescued from a cave in northern Thailand after more than two weeks trapped underground.

“The 12 Wild Boars and coach have emerged from the cave and they are safe,” the Thai navy Seal unit said on its official Facebook page. It added: “Hooyah.”

Thai cave rescue operation ends with all 12 boys safe (The Guardian)

Pic: The Straits Times

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BBC reports:

“There has been a large explosion close to a shrine [Erawan Shrine] in the centre of the Thai capital, Bangkok. Local TV has initially reported five dead and 20 injured and quoted police as saying it was caused by a bomb.”

“The BBC’s Jonathan Head, who is at the scene, says there is a huge amount of chaos with body parts scattered everywhere and a crater that does indicate a bomb attack.”

Explosion rocks central Bangkok (BBC)

Pic: Breaking911

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Mike writes:

10 years ago [yesterday] Phi Phi Island, Thailand, was devastated by the tsunami. We left the island the following morning and returned home to Ireland. We later continued our travels, and several months after the tsunami found ourselves back in Phi Phi. Here is a little piece I put together from talking to some of the amazing people of Phi Phi Island.

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Wat Rong Khun – the ‘White Temple’ in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand.

Designed by architect Chalermchai Kositpipat in 1997, the incredibly ornate structure is currently in the process of being rebuilt after it was almost destroyed by an earthquake in May of this year.

MORE: Thailand’s White Temple Looks Like It Came Down From Heaven (Bored Panda)