Vol. VII No. 27 - Tuesday  July 1 - July 7, 2008
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Happy Birthday HRH Princess Chulabhorn

The Chiang Mai Mail on July 4 joins the Kingdom in humbly wishing a Happy Birthday to a most remarkable person, Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn. (Photo courtesy of the Bureau of the Royal Household)

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“On your bike!” says local policeman

It would seem that, in the recently arrived age of high fuel costs, the answer may be to get on your bike!
The world is changing, and all sectors are suffering as a result, particularly if a daily journey to work by car is necessary. Fuel prices are increasing daily - wages are not! Office staff, low-salaried public sector employees and civil servants are feeling the pinch, compounded by ever-increasing food prices.

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Government’s New Life Project targets upcountry and ethnic women

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OUR COMMUNITY
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Bennett Lerner opens the Gabriel Fauré Festival of Music

Against an appropriate backdrop of a Renoir study of a tea dance during the Belle Epoque, the first in a series of seven concerts celebrating the work of Fauré and his contemporaries was held on Saturday, June 20. Before a near capacity audience in the Saisuree Chutiki Music Hall, pianist Ajahn Bennett Lerner and violinist Tasana Nagavajara played music not just by the French composer but also by Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Fauré’s fellow countryman Chabrier.

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GM releases its most powerful Corvette ever

General Motors may be in trouble trying to sell off its fleet of SUVs, a market that the ordinary motorist is now shunning, but the performance area is queuing up to gets its hands on the new Corvette ZR1. The new Chevy performance flagship costs the same as a Porsche 911 GT3 in America, so the automaker has decided to price its offering alongside that from Germany. GM says the Corvette ZR1 will carry a sticker price of $US105,000 - including dealer delivery charges and gas-guzzler tax - when it goes on sale in America this northern summer. The fuel consumption tax reportedly accounts for $US1700 of the price.

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FEATURES
Around Town

Official opening of new Convention Centre at Empress Hotel

The Empress Hotel’s recently completed Convention Centre was officially opened on June 19 by Privy Councillor H. E. Palakorn Suwannarath, in the presence of honoured guests included Dr. Chao Duangduen na Chiengmai

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Sergio, owner of Buonissimo, welcoming back ‘the two Johns’; John Rees and John Morgan.

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