Vol. VIII No. 34 - Tuesday  August 25 - August 31, 2009
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Motola takes first steps with artificial leg

Motola, the 48-year-old female elephant who lost part of her left front leg after stepping on a land mine 10 years ago, uses her trunk to splash dust in the air after walking out of an enclosure with her newly-installed artificial leg at the Elephant Hospital in Lampang province, northern Thailand Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009. Motola became a symbol of the plight of today’s elephants, her injury sparked international sympathy and donations. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

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Pollution on the agenda at CMU seminar

According to a report given during a seminar at Chiang Mai University’s Convention Centre by deputy governor Chumporn Saengmanee, the ongoing pollution problem in Chiang Mai is the combined result of burning, vehicle emissions and construction projects. The health of residents is put at risk, with respiratory diseases, including lung cancer, on the increase. Residents need to stop burning garbage and restrict the use of their vehicles by taking public transport.

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His Majesty the King warns, “If you don’t unite, our country will fall”


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Monthly Networking Evening changes venues

The third in the series of the Networking events held on the first Thursday of each month featured a new venue, the Shangri la Hotel. The setting seemed more intimate, and, for a number of the 25 participants,

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Thousands of trees planted in honour
of HM Queen Sirikit

A project to honour Her Majesty Queen Sirikit by planting a total of 20,000 bamboos at Ban Pa Pai village in Doi Saket district got off to a great start on August 12, HM the Queen’s birthday and Mothers’ Day. A good number of members of the Chiang Mai Friends’ Group (and their friends), enjoyed the planting with members of the local community - and the lunch which followed!

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PAYAP UNIVERSITY CELEBRATES

On Sunday evening, August 16, Payap University celebrated 35 years of existence, with a spectacular concert at the fine E.C. Court auditorium. Apart from Thailand six other ‘countries’ – in order of appearance – were on stage: Japan, Indonesia, Karen, the Philippines, Korea and Malaysia.

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BMW follow Honda out the door

Now the second manufacturer team has pulled the pin on F1, with BMW crying ‘enough’ to follow Honda out of motor racing. However, BMW will still be running in the World Touring Car series (in which they are front runners) as opposed to F1 where their results this year have been abysmal.

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