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HEADLINES [click on headline to view story]:

Leading Myanmar artists’work on display

Employees rewarded with luxury stay

Care for Dogs adoption fair a success

Dental visit builds confidence among students

What’s in your pad thai?

Leading Myanmar artists’ work on display

Sculptor Sonny Nyein with gallery owner Mar Mar during the opening of his exhibition.

The outstanding Burmese sculptor Sonny Nyein is a living example of the power of individual creative energy and an exhibition of his work provides vivid proof of this. The sculptures on show are as innovative and modern as anything to be seen in the leading galleries of the West. They afford a delightful surprise for anyone who still believes that Burmese art is dominated by tradition and conformity.
The exhibition of Sonny Nyein’s work, “Contemporary Sculptures of Myanmar,” runs until May 26 at Chiang Mai’s Suvannabhumi art gallery.
The exhibition is open daily 9am-6pm. The address of the Suvannabhumi art gallery is: 9/10 Taewarit Road, Chiang Puak (off the Superhighway) Tel. 081 031 5309.


Employees rewarded with luxury stay

International sales team rewarded with a five day stay at the Dhara Dhevi Hotel.

EMC Asia-Pacific and Japan (EMC APJ), a well-known software company, organized a vibrant Award Night Gala Dinner at Jum Thong Hall during their stay at Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai recently. The company is a leader in employing Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) strategies to accelerate the customer’s ability in achieving the highest business value at the lowest cost.
In order to celebrate the sales achievement of EMC APJ Club 2006, the company Senior Management organized a 5 day luxury all inclusive program, and an Award Night Gala Dinner for 25 Top Sales Staff from Asia-Pacific region, including; Australia, New Zealand, Japan, North Asia and South Asia.


Care for Dogs adoption fair a success

The Care for Dogs team out in full force during the adoption fair at Airport Plaza.

The Adoption Fair at Chiang Mai Airport Plaza was held May 5th and the event managed to raise in excess of 30,000 baht through donations and sales and achieved 9 dog adoptions with many other people expressing interest to adopt in the future. It was also an ideal opportunity for people to talk about their animal welfare issues, discuss doggy interests, offer their services as volunteers and enable public awareness about the work of Care for Dogs.

l/r Jo Baggaley, AllyTaylor and Karin Hawelka at the adoption fair holding some of the abandoned puppies that found homes.
The puppies were ferried in from the shelter in several shifts, ensuring that they were not over stressed and allowing them to have a break. The puppies that were dumped in a sack at a temple three weeks ago were all adopted, so too were the poor things that people had taken to temples in Maejo, throwing them out of their cars and driving away.
For more information about Care for Dogs visit their web site: http://www.carefordogs.org/


Dental visit builds confidence among students

Open wide, I promise it’s not going to hurt!

The KG3 class at Lanna International School has been studying dental health awareness and oral hygiene. The learning opportunities included classroom discovery/learning and visits to the classroom by Dr. Jakkol from the Dental Department of Klaimor Hospital. The unit ended with a visit by the students to the hospital’s dental department where the students were able to see how the dentist cleaned and x-rayed the teeth of their teacher, Ms Janet. This trip was a most fitting way to conclude the students’ study and they really enjoyed their visit. Further the unit and the visit will go a long way towards encouraging the Lanna students to value their new adult teeth and to have more confidence when they visit a dentist in the future.
The school is indebted to Dr Jakkol for the time he gave in helping Ms Janet and her colleague, Ms Tip, in teaching this unit and enabling the class to visit his department.

Students from Lanna International School learn all about dentistry during a recent field trip.


What’s in your pad thai?

The National Food Institute will announce the new standard of Thai food by the beginning of next year, aimed at improving the food safety standards while ensuring that proper ingredients are used.
Mr. Yutthasak Supasorn, the Director of the National Food Institute, says his institute is cooperating with various education and research institutes in setting the new standard of Thai food. He says the new standard is called NFI STARE. He says it will oversee all food production processes and inspect the ingredients being used. Mr. Yutthasak expects the new standard will be enforced in the beginning of 2008, and it will be applied in food items with high values such as shrimps, fruits, and vegetables during the initial phase.
At the same time, ingredients being used in 20 recipes such as tom yum goong, green curry, and pad thai will be checked to ensure their quality. However, it would be up to the government whether the inspection will cover the Thai restaurants in foreign countries. (TNA)



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