Colorful charity walkathon
raise funds for cancer research
Robinson Department Stores and the cosmetic company
Estee Lauder (ELCA Thailand) recently joined forces to support the World
Pink Charity Walk 2010 held on Saturday, October 30 to help raise
awareness of breast cancer sufferers in the Kingdom.
Prasart Lomrai, the winner of the event holds up the royal trophy of Her
Majesty the Queen.
At the event, which started off in front of the
Robinson’s store in Chiang Mai, walkers from a whole cross section of
the public, from department store workers and government employees to
members of the provincial Red Cross, all gathered to pound the pavements
in the spirit of a worthy cause.
All the funds raised from the charity walk and from
sales of T-shirts will go towards helping breast cancer research at the
Sirikit Center, Chulalongkorn Hospital in Bangkok.
ML. Panadda Disakul, the governor of Chiang Mai,
presided over the opening ceremony of the event which was won by a
representative from the Tambon Mae Hia Municipality who was presented
with the royal trophy of Her Majesty the Queen.
pastel pink walkers set off on their charity march.
Motocross riders rip
it up in Chiang Mai
Uthat Suwitsakdanond, center,
Chairman of Nim Siseng Group, poses with the winners of the 5th PMSCT
Thailand Super Cross 2010, Sunday, November 7.
Organized jointly by Nim Siseng Leasing Co., Ltd, Top
Gear Group, and the Chiang Mai Provincial Administrative Organization (PAO),
the 5th PMSCT Thailand Super Cross 2010 motorcycling championship got
underway in Chiang Mai on Sunday, November 7.
The event took place at the Nim Siseng Motocross field on
the Chiang Mai–Lampang Superhighway in Saraphi District, and featured young
riders from across the region, along with some top national motocross riders,
all of whom have an interest in the sport and want to get away from the
dangers of street racing.
Boonlert Buranupakorn, President of Chiang Mai PAO, was
on hand to officially open the championship and said that the 150,000 baht
raised during the tournament would be going towards helping HIV infected
patients in the upper north of the country.
Chaiwat Suwitsakdanond, a management member of Nim Siseng
Leasing Co. Ltd., said this was a chance for the Chiang Mai public to
experience the excitement and fun of motocross sport and was delighted that
the event was so well attended.
Thai weightlifters get gold medal
send off at Chiang Mai airport
The Thai weightlifting team
gets an Asian Games send off at Chiang Mai International Airport by students
of the Hor Phra Chiang Mai School, Wednesday November 10.
Maj. Gen. Intharat Yodbangtoey, the President of Thailand
Weighlifting Association, was in confident mood about his team’s medal
prospects heading into the 16th Asian Games 2010 as
they gathered at Chiang Mai airport on Wednesday, Nov. 10, prior to jetting
off to Guangzhou, China.
“The team are ready to fight for the medals”, said
Intharat about the 15 person squad made up of both male and female
weightlifters and spearheaded by “Nong Kay” aka Prapawadee
Charoenratanatharakoon, who won a gold medal at the 2008. Olympic Games in
Intharat commented that the hosting Chinese weightlifting
team appeared to be the strongest on paper of all the teams competing at the
Games and would pose the biggest threat to Thailand’s medal prospects.
Thailand will be fielding 8 male weightlifters in the
56kg, 62kg, 77kg, 85kg, 94kg, and 105kg classes along with 7 female athletes
in the 48kg, 53kg, 58kg and 75kg and up divisions. The weightlifting
competition at the Asian Games takes place from November 12-27.
Buriram hit ‘Tigers’ with late sucker punch
AIS Division 2 playoffs
The ‘Lanna Tigers’ were looking to build on their
promising start to the end of season play-offs when they entertained Buriram
FC at the 700 Year Anniversary Stadium in Chiang Mai on Sunday, November 7.
Both teams were tied at the top of Group A on 7 points
each heading into the fixture and so something was sure to give as the
thousands in the stadium, later announced as a record Division 2 attendance,
soaked up the atmosphere prior to kick-off.
Chiang Mai came into the match off the back of a moral
boosting 2-1 victory over Phichit FC and immediately went onto the attack
with Ekaluck causing all manner of problems for the Buririam back line.
The visitors displayed their own attacking intentions
however and Jewkhunthod went close in the 7th minute
with a header that flew just over the Chiang Mai bar.
The ‘Tigers’ pressed forward and both Sarun Sridech and
Thanapol Natasaeng brought good saves out of the Buriram keeper Ukris
Wongmeena before the half time interval, but the hosts were unable to make
the vital breakthrough.
In the second period Chiang Mai continued to attack and
Wongmeena had to be at his absolute best to keep the ‘Tigers’ at bay as the
shots came raining in.
There was always the chance that at 0-0 Chiang Mai would
be vulnerable to the counter-attack and so it was to prove in the 86th
minute when Mansa eluded his marker and passed the ball to Jianajai who
crashed the ball into the hosts’ net.
It was a cruel blow to Chiang Mai who had done most of
the attacking during the match but were unable to break down a stubborn
Buriram rear guard.
The loss sees the ‘Lanna Tigers’ drop down to third place
in the group standings with six matches to go. They were due to play another
home match this past Sunday against Trang FC and will play the return
fixture on Saturday, November 20 in southern Thailand. Chiang Mai’s next
home match is scheduled for Saturday, December 11 against Pichit FC.