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LIST hosts table tennis tournament

CMU researchers succeed in planting electron tree

Charity Petanque competition “Mahidol 2006”

LIST hosts table tennis tournament

Players warm up for competition.

Lanna International School (Thailand) hosted its fifth annual Table tennis tournament on Saturday, September 16. Seven of the area’s international schools participated in the fast-paced and exciting rounds.
The Boys’ Singles category was the most hotly contested category. Dow of NIS, Teddy of LIST, Richard of NIS, and Tanit of CMIS made it to the semi-finals; but it was Dow who defeated Tanit in the finals and took home the trophy.
Dow and Richard, the NIS doubles team, took the trophy after a hard match with the LIST team, Teddy and Danny H.
The trophy-winner in Girls’ Singles was Chompu, who defeated Nice of NIS. The girls then teamed up to win Girls’ Doubles by defeating Ploy and Lucy of CMIS.
The strategy, power and speed which the players demonstrated made it clear that table tennis is not a “parlour game” but a sports event, ably organized and run by Thomas Vanness of the Parent Teachers Organization and LIST Athletic Director “Cat” De Schaepmeester, assisted by “Knot” Nak-On.
Refreshments were sold by Lanna Student Council to help fund future events.


CMU researchers succeed in planting electron tree

Preeyanoot Jittawong
Researchers from Chiang Mai University’s Fast neutron Research Facility have become the first Thai research facility to succeed in planting an electron tree.

Electron tree from the researchers’ experiment.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jitlada Thongbai, head of research at the Fast Neutron Research Facility, announced the success of the project last week. Electron trees are naturally occurring, such as on the skin of someone who has been struck by lightning. After the lightning strike, tears in the capillaries beneath the skin sometimes produce an electron tree, though this will fade in a relatively short period of time. The electron tree phenomena was originally discovered 200 years ago by a German physicist experimenting on static electricity. The Fast Neutron Research Facility produced electron trees by bombarding a piece of clear acrylic with 6 McV electrons at 99.5% velocity, increasing the acrylic’s charge to up to 1 million volts. The electrons eventually break down and spread out from cracks on the acrylic.
The Fast neutron Research facility received funding from the National Research Council of Thailand and the Department of Physics, Chiang Mai University. The success of the experiments have highlighted Thailand’s potential to participate in scientific research on a global level.


Charity Petanque competition “Mahidol 2006”

Preeyanoot Jittawong
September 17 and 18 saw the Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, organise the 14th annual petanque competition in honour of HRH Prince Mahidol of Songkhla and HRH the Princess Mother. Funds raised at the competition will be donated to poor patients at Maharaj Nakhon Chiang Mai Hospital and to support Thai petanque atheletes.

Male team looking forward to their throw.

The competition, “Mahidol 2006”, was to celebrate Mahidol Day on September 24. The competition began on the morning of September 17, with more than 100 teams from clubs, institutes and organisations. The winners of the male competition received HRH the Princess Mother’s cup and the female winners received HRH Princess Kalyani Vadana’s cup.
The sport of petanque has received support from HRH the Princess mother since 1970. Whilst living in Switzerland 55 years ago she became very fond of playing petanque, and on learning that its popularity had spread to Thailand 35 years ago, she asked officers of the Petanque Federation to continue promoting the sport. In 1984 HRH the Princess Mother took the Petanque Federation under royal patronage.



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