Vol. VII No. 31 - Tuesday  July 29 - August 4, 2008
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Pumpkin growers in crisis

A grower’s child stands next to a pile of unsaleable pumpkins in Hod district, Chiang Mai.

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Pra Buddha Potchana Waraporn, Abbot of Wat Chedi Luang, dies

At 6:33pm on July 11, 2008, Luang Poo Chan Kusalo, the highly respected Abbot of Wat Chedi Luang, passed away quietly at the age of 91 after a long illness. High-ranking Buddhist monks at his bedside had agreed that his respirator should be removed to allow him to rest in peace.
Pra Buddha Potchana Waraporn, (Luang Poo Chan Kusalo), was born on November 26, 1917, the son of Jarintae and Sang Sangthong. He became a novice at Wat Chedi Luang when he was 15 years old, and was ordained there as a Buddhist priest at the age of 20, receiving the designation of Kusalo. He completed his studies at the Dharma scholar advanced level in 1939, and reached the highest level of Buddhist Dharma study, grade 5, in 1939.

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Asian Civil Society groups call for climate justice

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Canadian Tuk-Tuk tour in support of Thai women AIDS/HIV victims

A big-hearted Canadian, Ray Emery, has embarked on a tour of Western Canada driving a tuk-tuk which he imported from Bangkok to Canada, the purpose of which is to raise awareness about women living with HIV/AIDS in Thailand. Ray is also hoping to raise the necessary funds to purchase land in the Chiang Mai area and build a permanent facility for some of these women.

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Motorcycles make a comeback

I recently attended a motorcycle racing meeting at the Bira International Circuit in Thailand, promoted by Grand Prix International (GPI), and I was immediately taken by the different classes racing that weekend. Everything from small step-throughs to 1000 cc big bikes. The riders also covered everyone from ultra-competitive eight year olds to semi-retired Americans racing 600’s for fun.

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The Nobel Women’s Initiative at CMU

Last Monday, the Women’s Studies Center at Chiang Mai University co-sponsored a new international forum – the Nobel Women’s Initiative (NWI).

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Esther, Chadwick, Ade and Julie (l/r), pictured enjoying some excellent Indian food at the Chedi

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