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Assistant coach sacrificed his own health for the good of the team

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The 25 year old assistant coach had sacrificed his own health for the sake of the twelve boys under his charge. Sanook is reporting that Navy Seals, who have been with the team, made the claims when they spoke to reporters.

Of the entire group only two have any health problems of any level. One of these was the team’s assistant coach, Ekaphon Janthawong. The other was a boy who was not named.

A Seal representative said that the coach hadn’t taken food or water, brought into the cave when the party entered, for himself instead making sure that it all went to the boys. This action had made him weaker, more than the boys.

He was also well aware of the situation advising on correct measures to manage the situation. He managed the light resources for the good of the children and advised them to stay still as much as possible to conserve energy.

He told the boys not to drink the muddy water and just to drink water dripping from the cave walls (that would be cleaner).

The representative said: “He was scared too but he was aware of the situation. He was there for the children and sacrificed his well-being for their benefit”.

SOURCE: Sanook


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Mu Pa 13 have 22 film offers awaiting appro

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Looks like we’re going to see many screen adaptions of the ‘Miracle at Tham Luang’ (and whatever other titles they come up with).

22 movie, documentary and book project and ideas, about the Tham Luang cave rescue and life of the 13 young men, have been proposed by both local and foreign studios to the Creative Media Committee. This was confirmed by the Culture Minister Veera Rojpojanarat today.

In addition, there are 27 TV show programs for the boys and their coach from Thai and foreign TV stations still being considered by the committee.

Thai PBS is reporting that producers are invited to apply for the rights to shoot movies, documentaries or animation films of the dramatic rescue mission, the life of the rescuers and the boys trapped in the cave complex for two weeks during the period between November 15-30.

Minister Veera says foreign producers will have to seek approval from the Ministry of Sports and Tourism whereas the Thai producers must contact the Culture Ministry for approval.

Of the 22 proposed projects, ten are movie projects with five each proposed by Thai and foreign producers and ten documentary projects with the remaining two being book projects.

The minister said the committee agreed that there was no need for the rights to be given to just one producer or studio and all of them would be treated equally.

Studios can start their production based on the information which is already available publicly, but for in-depth information about the private life of the boys, consent from the boys and their parents is needed and also with the approval of the committee which will consider the benefits to be offered to the boys, said Mr Veera.

He stressed that any commercial deals involving the team must be approved by the committee and must have the consent of the boys and their parents.

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SOURCE: Thai PBS

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Mu Pa make their American TV debut and get a surprise visitor

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In their first in-studio interview since their harrowing time in the Tham Luang caves in June/July, the coach and 12 members of the Mu Pa soccer team sat down with American chat show queen, Ellen Degeneres to talk about their experience and how they stayed hopeful for 10 days trapped in the cave. Plus, the boys’ soccer idol, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, stopped by to give the team a surprise.

The former Manchester United star walked into the studio of the Ellen Show where the youngsters and their coach were being interviewed with the help of a translator.

Ibrahimovic, currently playing for the LA Galaxy, then sat down with the Mu Pa 13.

“This is probably the best team in the world,” the Swedish soccer icon told the show.

“This team is braver than me,” Ibrahimovic said.

“They showed their collective team work and had patience.”

The boys told the show when it went to air yesterday, Thai time, that prayer and meditation helped them stay calm during the ordeal. They said that it was now their dream to get a good education and find a job — as well as play professional football — so they can support their families.

Enjoy the show…

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Chiang Rai’s Suwit Jaipom unveils charcoal portrait of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej

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A Chiang Rai Artists, Suwit Jaipom, has unveiled a portrait of the late HM King Rama IX, that he has recently created to mark the second anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s passing.

At his studio in Ban Pang Lao in the capital district of Chiang Rai, Suwit Jaipom, the president of ArtBridge Chiang Rai and local artist, has created portraits of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. He also displayed his new work, a charcoal drawing of the late monarch.

The artist said he began the portrait earlier this week and intended to complete it by October 13, when the nation honors the revered King two years after he passed away.

According to Mr Suwit, he has chosen charcoal made from grape vines as the medium for this drawing while the paper used. The work is set to be displayed to the public for the first time at an exhibition in Chiang Mai.

The artist added that he has named his latest work “Father of the Land” due to his belief that His Majesty will continue to be called ‘father’ by all Thais. In the drawing, King Bhumibol is depicted as smiling as if he is giving his people an assurance that he will always be with them.

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SOURCE: Chiangraitimes.com

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