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Samakkhee Wittayakhom School in Chiang Rai wins two golds in Youth Summer Sports

Chiang Mai International School basketball enjoys successful season

2nd local Dream Fulfillment Program

Do you like to cheer? Are you a natural leader?

Chiang Mai Pool League

CMSH3 Check back 564

Nan going ahead with World Boxing Championship and Youth Games

Chiang Mai HHH Corner - “On On!”

Fitness Tips

Chiangmai SportRoundup

Samakkhee Wittayakhom School in Chiang Rai wins two golds in Youth Summer Sports

Over 1000 young athletes vie for the gold medals

Supatatt Dangkrueng

Youth Summer Sports organized by the Department of Student Affairs of Rajabhat Institute, Chiang Mai has come to an end. The Youth Summer Sports was aimed at encouraging students, especially under 17 years old, to spend leisure times with sports and exercise and more than 1,000 young sportsmen from various schools in Chiang Mai and neighboring provinces participated in this program.

The winning football team came from Samakkhee Wittayakhom, Chiang Rai.

President Wannawadee presented the championship trophy to the winners, Samakkhee Wittayakhom, Chiang Rai.

The girls from Samakkhee Wittayakhom, Chiang Rai were winners of the girls basketball.

Monfort College was the big winner in the boys basketball competition.

On April 30, the finals of the football and basketball competitions took place. The championship football team came from Samakkhee Wittayakhom School in Chiang Rai, with Payap Technology School in Chiang Mai second and North World Association from Lamphun third.

The basketball had two competitions, both boys and girls, and the winner in the boys basketball was Monfort College. Rungsee Wittaya finished second and Yupparaj Wittayalai School came third.

Samakkhee Wittayakhom from Chiang Rai went back home with two awards, one for football and another from the girls basketball team. Chiang Mai Kanawit was second and the third place went to Sacred Heart College.

All trophies and awards were conferred by the president of Rajabhat Institute of Chiang Mai, Assoc. Prof. Wannawadee Malamphong. This year the project was a success with many teams from other districts and provinces participating.

Chiang Mai International School basketball enjoys successful season

It’s has been a successful year for the CMIS basketball teams, and all teams should be allowed to sing the song: "We are the champions". All teams worked very hard for almost 3 months, from the beginning of January until the end of March.

They learned to improve their weaknesses in games during the season, and finally, on March 8, the Boys C team won the C Team tournament at Grace International School. Then, one week later (March 15), both ‘Boys & Girls B’ teams won the B Team Tournament at CMIS.

The ‘B’ girls are to be especially applauded for their sports-spirit, for actually all players on the team come from grade 7 and 8, which technically should make them a ‘C’ team.

On March 22, there was an ‘A Team’ Tournament at Grace International School, and the ‘Boys A’ team brought back the 1st place championship to CMIS while the ‘Girls A’ took 2nd place. Those tournaments were for all international schools in Chiang Mai.

Before that, CMIS hosted a bigger tournament, at the Sea Games Stadium February 21, 22, called the "Chiang Mai Invitational Basketball Tournament". There were 18 teams participating in this tournament, coming from International Schools in Bangkok, Rayong, and Chiang Mai. For CMIS, both ‘A teams’ were sent to challenge in this tournament and they did excellent. After two days of exhaustion, ‘Boys A’, under the coaching of Mr. Lance Potter, were crowned champions, while ‘Girls A’, under the coaching of Ms. Debbie Potter, improved over last year’s performance and made it up into 4th place.

All this could only be achieved through the helping hands of CMIS administrators, especially Ajarn Supaporn, for support in everything, all coaches who spent their valuable time to coach, CMIS senior and student council for enabling the teams to survive by selling snacks during the tournaments, both at the Sea Games Stadium and at school. A huge ‘Thank you’ also to all the parents for their kindness whilst supporting the sport teams in everything and all workers for helping at the set up for the games. Without these people in the background, the successes would not have been possible.

In the hot season now, CMIS is working on "Futsal" or "Indoor Soccer", which is going pretty well. Hopefully we will learn more about that soon.

2nd local Dream Fulfillment Program

Free swimming course drown-proofs 168 children

Nuttanee Thaveephol

168 children from public welfare centers took free-swimming courses May 5-9 at the 700 Years Main Stadium, participating in the 2nd Dream Fulfillment Program presided over by deputy governor, Parinya Panthong.

The children warm up before taking the swimming course.

Children do warm up exercises before jumping into the pool.

The 700 Years Sport Complex provided lunch for the youths every day and allowed its swimming trainers to teach the children basic swimming to give them physical, mental, and social development.

The 168 children, aged between 6-15, came from the Baan Wiang Ping Home for Children, Chiang Mai Home for Boys, Kua Daroon Foundation and Eua Aree Foundation.

The little participants began their course by warming up before they were divided into groups and hopefully were made drown-proof through the basic swimming course.

Do you like to cheer? Are you a natural leader?

Do we have a contest for you!

Autsadaporn Kamthai

Mag Media (Chiang Mai) Co. Ltd., in cooperation with the Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) have arranged the Northern Cheerleader contest to find our champion to compete with cheerleaders from other regions this coming June, the company’s general manager Adisorn Sadudee said.

The local contest will be held on June 21-22, at Central Airport Plaza, Chiang Mai. This will also be the venue for the final round of the contest on October 23.

The contest is divided into 2 levels; secondary and higher education. Each regional winner will receive trophies donated by Her Royal Highest Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and the national winners will receive trophies donated by Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.

Youths and students who are interested in the contest should contact the Mag Media Company, tel. 053 202 192-3.

Chiang Mai Pool League

Results of the final week, 2 May 03:

December Bar 7-2 Home To Roost

Hiss & Slither 6-3 Rock Hard

Rock Harder 4-5 No Name Cafe

Blue Sky Garden 5-4 Out Back

Flamingo 8-1 Viking Bar

The present season has now ended with Hiss & Slither as the winners, Blue Sky as runner up and Rock Harder with the wooden spoon. The end of season prize giving took place at the Hiss & Slither Bar on 9 May. The new season will commence 6 June. Entry fee remains at 400 baht to be paid to John at True Blue / Out Back no later than 24 May 03.

CMSH3 Check back 564

Hares: Superman and Head Hacker. Around 40 Chiang Mai Saturday Hashers and visitors plus 4 members of the new Chiang Mai Crippled Hash (Pamela, Quazzimoto, Dyke Converter & Superman [no retired] and Super Slug Kiwi B gathered at the Warntan Resort for the AGM Run set by Superman and Head Hacker. The runners set off at a leisurely pace with Wombat out front and Dyke Converter, a.k.a. "Gout Boy", Misfortune, Unplugged, Miss Piggy, Dead W, Tuff S and Geisha G bringing up the rear. Dykie wobbled around 100 meters and tried to turn back but was forced to go on by Miss Piggy who told him if he went back all the (women) would turn back as well. For all the good that did as Misfortune stayed put picking cashews by from where Dykie wanted to turn back.

On the pack went to the first check with Square Rooter, Red Carpet and Spillage breathing down Wombat’s neck. The ON-ON was found and the pack was off with RD running valiantly to keep up. In the twists & turns that followed, HP became the FRB and was first into "B" stop. This was disputed by Sunspot when he was the first into "A" when he said he got to "B" before the beer truck so he didn’t know he was supposed to stop.

Out of "B", RO joined the FRBs and was running hard. However, the trail soon turned into a long hill and the natural order of things returned with HP falling back and Wombat surging forward. Meanwhile, back at "A", Sunspot, as mentioned earlier, sauntered on in, followed soon after by the Master. Wombat arrived at the front of the pack soon after and was soon followed by Square Rooter, Spillage and the rest of the Hash.

(write up by Pamela)

Circle 564

Part I - The former ON-Sec (who was still the ON-Sec at the time) was supposed to have sent me the write for the pre-dinner part of the circle. He did have writing equipment but this is what I got. That’s right-nothing!

Part II - The circle reconvened with new GM Wombat in charge - if the unruly mob milling around the ground can be considered a sign of being in charge. Particularly HP who had been flapping his gums for a considerable length of time and found there was no porridge left when he got around to eating was grumbling and trying to find meat to eat.

Thereupon, Wombat got the hares, Superman and Head Hacker (who was also meatless but couldn’t complain) onto the ice for arranging a cheap ON-ON. They were made to sit there while Dyke Converter gave an extra slow re-mix version of BBJ. It was then raffle time and Dyke Converter’s number was up and he chose to go Yangoon. The second number was drawn for a T-shirt and the winner was F&T. The GM splashed the wieners and promptly called in Tuff S for running a rigged lottery. She was given a splash for not only rigging the drawing but rigging it with Dyke Converter as the winner.

The new ON-Sec Pamela was then called in and given a splash for not bringing writing equipment to take notes and relying on his memory for what happened in the circle. There were more splashes given, but damned if I’m going to write anymore.

Nan going ahead with World Boxing Championship and Youth Games

Autsadaporn Kamthai

Senator Santipap Intrapat, president of the Thailand Amateur Boxing Association under the King’s Patronage, has said the World Boxing Association (WBA) and PABA World Boxing Championship will take place on June 26 at Nan City Gate.

Den Kao San and Sathaporn Boonmalert, the defending champion, will be fighting on that evening. TV Channel 7 will also have a live TV broadcast of the events. The income raised from this world boxing championship will be used to support the upcoming Youth Games.

Senator Santipap, who is also the senator representing Nan Province, said that Nan Provincial Sports Association is preparing to host the 20th National Youth Games, Region 5, to be held October 18-27 this year.

The association is looking for a name for the games and a mascot design. Nan Provincial Sports Association are looking for entries, which have to be in by May 31 this year.

The winner will receive 5,000 baht, the 1st runner-up B. 3,000 and the 2nd runner-up B. 2,000, plus certificates from Suwat Choksuwattanasakul, Nan governor, and Santipap Intrapop, Nan senator. For more information call 054 774 476.

Chiang Mai HHH Corner - “On On!”

CH3, the oldest hash club (males) in Chiang Mai is picked up from the "ONON" pub (Moon Mueng Soi 1) at 16.00 once every 2 weeks. Pick up can be arranged from Fish and Chips shop as well.

CSH3 is a mixed Saturday hash which is picked up from the H3 Pub on Moon Mueng Road every Saturday at 15.30. Pick up can be arranged from Fish and Chips shop as well.

CUMH3 is a male hash which runs from the "ONON" Pub every consecutive (from CH3) Tuesday. Pick up is at 16.00.

BH3 is a female hash (Harriettes) that runs once a month on the last Sunday of the month.

All information either from Fish and Chips, H3 or "ONON" Pub. Or look at the websites at: http://www.thai-american. com/hhh/

It’s great fun and you surely get value for your money plus you get to meet all the long-time expats here!

Fitness Tips: The top ten healthiest foods

G’Day Readers,

Off in another direction this week with a bit of healthy eating facts and a few qualifying tips. So let’s take a look at how to maximise your nutrition and minimise your waistline. Next week we can look at the pitfalls of the flip side of the coin.

After all, in a day where protein bars, energy gels and supplement meal replacements have become mainstream, it’s easy to forget about the importance of good old-fashioned wholesome food and making sure we’re getting the right amounts and types of it! Keep in mind that ‘good old fashioned food’ does not include processed and fried foods, as these are a result of the industrial revolution and our eating adaptations to the resultant lifestyle changes - fast food dependence. Sorry campers, it’s nearly impossible to get a nutritional balance at a drive through.

The following is a list of basic foods that are loaded with nutritional ammunition. Choosing more of these foods will help to ensure that you are getting your nutrient quota for the day.

Maximise your nutrition and minimise your waistline with:

Broccoli - lots of vitamin C, *carotenoids, and folic acid.

Beans - inexpensive, low in fat, and rich in protein, iron, folic acid, and fiber. Choose garbanzo, pinto, black, navy, kidney or lentils. Eat them as a side dish or snack, in a tortilla with salsa, or in a soup.

Cantaloupe - a quarter of this delicious melon supplies almost as much vitamin A and C as most people need in an entire day.

Fat-free (skim) or low-fat (1% but not 2%) milk - excellent source of calcium, vitamins and protein with little or no artery-clogging saturated fat and cholesterol. (Soymilk can have just as many nutrients - if the manufacturer adds them in).

Kellogg’s brand All Bran Original or Post brand 100% Bran - a half-cup serving of these cereals provides about one-third of the fiber you need for an entire day - to reduce the risk of constipation, diverticulosis, and heart disease.

Oranges - great tasting and rich in vitamin C, folic acid, and fiber.

Salmon - The omega-3 fats in fish, especially fatty fresh fish like salmon, swordfish, and rainbow trout, can help reduce the risk of sudden-death heart attacks.

Spinach, Kale, Collard Greens - loaded with vitamin C, carotenoids, fiber and calcium that your body can actually absorb.

Sweet Potatoes - a nutritional superstar - one of the best vegetables you can eat. They’re loaded with carotenoids, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. Mix in unsweetened applesauce or crushed pineapple for extra moisture and sweetness.

100% Whole-Grain Bread - It’s higher in fiber and about a dozen vitamins and minerals than enriched while bread or "wheat" bread. Look for whole-grain crackers that have the word "whole" in the first ingredient on the nutrition label.

*Carotenoids (kah-ROT-eh-noyds): pigments commonly found in plants and animals, some of which have provitamin A activity. Carotenoids are among the best-known phytochemicals. Phytochemicals - (FIE-toe-KEM-ih-cals) are non-nutrient compounds found in plant-derived foods that have biological activity, specifically health benefits, in the body.

(Source: Understanding Nutrition 8th ed. by: Eleanor Whitney and Sharon Rolfes. West/Wadsworth, 1999.)

Next week "On the flip side..."

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