Vol. VIII No. 6 - Tuesday  February 10 - February 16, 2009
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Angelina Jolie visits refugees
on Thai/Myanmar border

Angelina Jolie smiles with Karenni refugee children in the Ban Mai Nai Soi refugee camp in northern Thailand, during a one-day visit last Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009. (Photo/UNHCR/K. McKinsey)

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Cobra Gold 2009 kicks-off in Chiang Mai

James F. Entwistle, US deputy chief of mission, and Gen. Montree Sungkasap, deputy commander of the Royal Thai Armed Forces, officially opened the annual combined military exercise, Cobra Gold 2009, on February 4. Singaporean ambassador Peter Chan Jer Hing, Japanese deputy chief of mission Yuji Kumamaru, and Indonesian ambassador Mohammad Hatta also attended the opening ceremony. This year’s regionally significant training event is the 28th in the ongoing series and will continue until February 13. Cobra Gold is a regularly-scheduled joint and combined multilateral exercise held in Thailand, and is one of the largest exercises involving US forces in the Pacific Command. The exercise offers all participating nations critical training opportunities to improve military readiness, combined interoperability, and capability in conducting multinational operations. During the exercise, there will also be special daily medical, dental and veterinary clinics open to the public in villages throughout the exercise area, in addition to numerous construction projects.

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AUTOMANIA

Kelly’s ArtSpace farewell at Singer/Songwriter night

The friendliest centre in Chiang Mai for art, music, art classes and good nights out, ArtSpace on 7, hosted a free event – their second Singer/Songwriter night – on January 30.

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Chevy Volt is to be cloned

GM’s clever extended-range electric vehicle known domestically as the Chevrolet Volt will also be pitched at the Euro market wearing Opel Ampera badges. GM has already confirmed the Volt electric car will also be sold in Australia from 2012 wearing Holden badges.

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FEATURES
Around Town

Big and oh so
beautiful - classic cars at Big C

Nostalgia ruled recently at Big C’s Super-highway centre, with the second annual Classic Car Rally pulling in over 40 of the big, beautiful beasts, and a large number of fascinated (and possibly jealous) spectators. From 3 p.m. onwards, the spruced-up and immaculate cars and their proud owners began arriving, their mostly massive machines sleek as beauty queens at a pageant, and photographed at least as often!

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Pittsburgh Steelers’ fans celebrate their team’s Super Bowl victory (a record 6th by America’s greatest football dynasty) with the Three Kings.

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