Chiang Mai fails to make
Thailand football quarterfinals
Chiang Rai downs the locals 4-3
Lead-ups for the quarterfinals in the Thailand Village
and Tambon headmen tournaments were held at the 700 Years Anniversary Sports
Complex on July 12. In the main match, Chiang Rai defeated Chiang Mai 4-3
and in the other friendly match between Chiang Mai Press Club and Fang
District officials the result was a 3-all draw.
Rai (yellow shirts) defeated Chiang Mai (white shirts), 4-3.
Mai Press Club player tries to swerve.
In the Chiang Rai-Chiang Mai match, Chiang Rai looked to
be unassailable by half time, holding a 3-0 advantage. However, in the
second half Chiang Mai came back and scored 2 goals in the 67th and 78th
minutes. In the final minutes Chiang Rai scored another goal, just before
Chiang Mai scored again in the 80th minute. However, the full time whistle
blew, leaving the score at 4-3.
Chiang Rai retains its unbeaten record and now passes
through to the quarterfinals.
In their previous matches, Chiang Rai defeated Lamphun 2-1, while Chiang
Mai had a very one-sided victory over Lampang 7-0.
Prince Royal’s College defeats Dara Academy School
Royal’s College defeated Dara Academy School on July 11 in a Chiang Mai
student basketball competition at the Municipal sports stadium. Various
other sports are also taking place during this competition, including
5-player soccer, petonque and basketball.
Bike race to take
place August 10
Still time to get on yer bike!
Lampang Mountain Bike Club has opened the entry list for
the Lampang Mountain Bike Race 2003 to be held next month. It will be an
opportunity for the local youths to show their prowess and the best will see
themselves up against national and international riders in the future.
Mon Phaya Chae National Park will be used for the race
route, after the start which will be at the Lampang City Hall. There are
three classes being contested. Class A covers the full 25 km distance, class
B 20 km, and class C a leisurely 10 km pedal.
Registration can be done on the morning of the race from
6-8.30 a.m. and the race itself will begin at 9.15 a.m. August 10.
For additional information, contact the Lampang
Provincial Public Relation Office and Lampang Sports Club: 054 265 061 and
01 881-5950 every day during office hours.
Chiang Mai Pool League
Fitness Tips: Ephedra’s safety under scrutiny
The death of a healthy 23-year-old baseball player in
February 2003 has refocussed attention on the harm from ephedra diet
supplements. This young man died from heat stroke during spring training and
the examiner certified that ephedra contributed to his death.
Researchers recently reviewed 530 articles in an effort
to assess the efficacy and safety of ephedra and ephedrine for weight loss
and athletic performance. The report, which appears in the Journal of the
American Medical Association (JAMA), concluded that there is strong evidence
to support the claims that it increases the risk of major health problems.
The review showed that while ephedrine and ephedra
promoted modest short-term weight loss, they also increased the risk of
psychiatric, autonomic or gastrointestinal symptoms as well as heart
palpitations. There was insufficient evidence to support their use for
enhancing athletic performance.
Another report in the current edition of the Annals of
Internal Medicine details the enormous number of adverse reactions to
ephedra reported during 2001 to US poison control centres. Although ephedra
products account for less than one percent of all herbal product sales, they
account for 64 percent of the adverse reactions reported. This makes it 220
times more likely to cause an adverse effect than all other herbal products.
It is even 100 times more likely to cause a reaction than kava, which has
been banned in many countries.
So what do we have here: stuff that might take off a bit
of weight in the short term, but it also increases the risk of psychiatric,
autonomic or gastrointestinal symptoms as well as heart palpitations and
it’s 100 times more likely to cause an adverse reaction that will effect
your health than some other stuff that was deemed dangerous and was banned
in many countries. Further, will it keep the weight off? Can you keep taking
it for the long term without increased health risk?
No and No.
So yet another “magic pill” solution to being
overweight is proven to be ineffective and dangerous, what a surprise!
Short term, mid term, long term and lifetime you simply
cannot beat a healthy eating plan and regular physical activity.
According to many studies, when you remove the peel or
skin from fruits and vegetables, you lose a lot of nutrition since it’s a
concentrated source of fibre, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals.
According to research at Cornell University, apple skin
seems to have an anti-cancer effect. Whole apples have a much greater effect
on cancer cells than peeled ones. The researchers found that the skin from
one average-sized Idared apple has the same antioxidant potential as 820
milligrams of vitamin C.
Similarly, the results of a recent Finnish study show
that potato skin is rich in antioxidants and has more fibre, iron, potassium
and B vitamins than the flesh, gram for gram.
Some laboratory studies suggest that citrus peel helps
detoxify potentially cancer-causing compounds and reduces the activity of
proteins that trigger abnormal cell growth. Citrus peel can be grated into
tomato sauce, fish or chicken dishes, or baked goods. It can also be added
as strips to salads or to a cup of tea.
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:
It’s great fun and you surely get value for your money
plus you get to meet all the long-time expats here!