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  • T Daily Srt Rert04 MAR 2014

    Mundial Comes to

    Tamixa

    By SHANA MILES

    "To uncover your true potentialyou must first find your own lim-its and then you have to have thecourage to blow past them."

    -Picabo Street

    The Mundial Cup has come toTamixa at last! Each class from In-fantil to 6th grade has been assigneda country to represent in the world ofsoccer. Every Tuesday and Friday thestudents will engage in a fierce com-petition in order to advance furtherand further in the circuit, with theultimate goal of reaching the cham-pionship. The winning teams of thetournament for each age bracket willgo on to face the Staff Teams foreach group, in what promises to be3 thrilling matches of the best skilledplayers from around the ENTIRE...school. The teachers have assembledto represent teams including Croa-tia, Honduras and the Ivory Coast.The current rankings are publishedthe event board in the main hall foreveryone to see and stay up to date onthe progress of their favorite teams.So take a deep breath and try not tofall off the edge of your seat, as thestakes have never been higher and thecompetition never so intense! As thenext match approches, students focuson the most important tasks at hand,studying, homework and CRUSHINGthe opposing team. Surely it willunfold to one of the most brilliantmatches the league has seen yet.

    Reuters

    International

    Moose Count

    Underway

    By BOB OBOBSTON

    The UN-sponsored InternationalMoose Census got off to a flyingstart today with hopes for an increasein the worldwide moose populationcompared to last years disapointingfigures. Among the traditional earlyreporters were Egypt, returning fig-ures of six moose, a twenty percentincrease on 2011s figures of five, andUruguay whose moose population re-mains stable at eleven.

    According to Robbie McRobson,head of the UN Moose Preserva-tion Council, worldwide moose num-bers are expected to grow markedlyon last year due to the traditionalmoose strongholds of Canada and theUnited States, with the larger de-veloping moose ecologies also poisedto make gains. The largest percent-agege increase in moose will likelycome from China, says McRobson,The Chinese government has investedheavily in moose infrastructure overthe past decade, and their committ-ment to macrofauna is beginning topay dividends. Since 2004 Chinahas expanded moose pasture from 1.5of arable land to nearly 3.648 andmoose numbers are expected to riseto 60,000 making China a net mooseexporter for the first time. This isgood news for neighbouring Mongo-lia, a barren moose-wasteland whoseinhabitents nonetheless have an insa-tiable desire for the creatures. The in-crease in Beijing-Ulanbataar trade isanticipated to relieve pressure on therelatively strained Russian suppliers,but increase Mongolias imbalance oftrade with its larger neighbour.

    Historically the only competitorto China in the far eastern moosemarkets has been Singapore but thetiny island nation is set to report a

    net loss, expecting a decrease of morethan five percent on last years 50,000moose counted. The head of Singa-pores Agency for Agriculture, Jing-Feng Lau, explained to an incredu-lous Singaporean parliament yester-day that bad weather had contributedto this seasons poor showing, mostnotably when a cargo of 150 moosewere swept out into the Indian oceanin a monsoon.

    Yet again the global demand formoose will be met largely by theUS and Canada. The recession-hitStates is taking comfort in its moosegrowth figures with gross productionexpected to break 700,000 and net ex-ports to grow by 2. The worldwidedominance of Canada shows no signsof abating though with this yearsmoose population expected to matchlast years record figures of one hun-dred million billion.

    Europes rise as an internationalmoose power will slow slightly thisyear as a response to the EuropeanUnions move towards standardisingthe European moose. Stringent qual-ity controls are holding back the de-velopment of the eastern europeanpopulations compared to last yearwhen they contributed significantlyto europes strong growth figures.Norway, which is not an EU memberbut has observer status, strengthedin numbers relative to the Euro areawith numbers of Norweigian moose,known locally as elk expected to risefor the tenth consecutive year, partic-ularly thanks to a strong showing inthe last quarter.

    As moose season reaches its close,researchers world wide are turning toscience in an attempt to boost nextyears figures. NASA stunned thescientific community today with theannouncment of their discovery thatthe moon is significantly smaller thanpreviously believed. This conclusion,which is the conclusion of a ten-year collaborative project, will haveprofound implications for the moosecommunity as the gravitational fieldis now known to be of the right

  • The Daily Sports: Report 04 MAR 2014 2

    strength to support moose in orbit.According to John Johnson, head

    of the NASA Moon Sizing Experi-ment the first delivery of moose intolow moon orbit could be achieved asearly as the third quarter of next year.The technology to nurture moose inspace is available now, he said, allthat is needed is political will.

    Granny wins

    World Wrestling

    Championship

    By ROY MCROYSTON

    Records were smashed inNicaraguas World Wrestling Cham-pionship last night as 78-year-oldMaud Johnson, grandmother of five,became the first woman for fifty-sixyears, and the oldest competitor ever,to claim the gold medal. She walkedaway with her million dollar share ofthe prize money, runner up TommyThompson from Nigeria taking half amillion, and third place New Zealan-der John Smith receiving a warmhandshake from the umpire.

    Having started the tournament arank outsider she began to impressin her second match when she tookUS number three Ron Ronson by sur-prise and subdued him in twenty sec-onds with her unique move that has

    been dubbed "Mauds Death Grip".The injection of a new wrestling styleinto the tournament was welcomedby spectators and Johnsons pre- andpost-match breakdances have provedentertaining to fans. However, shewas still not expected to win inround three last Wednesday, facingoff against title-holder Paulo "Spine-Snapper" Lutti, of Vatican City. Un-derdog Johnson was soon showing herworth with stamina and agility easilymatching last years winner. Luttisexperience paid off initially as he tookthe first two rounds, but as John-son became more confident her su-perior strength came to the fore andshe clawed back two rounds to takethe contest into a decider. By thistime Luttis body language indicatedthat he already felt overawed by thepretender to his crown, and the new-comer took advantage of this to en-gage a mutual headlock which sheheld for three hours until the Vat-ican man retired from exhaustion.The next seven matches were barelya contest as the news of Johnsonssupremacy overawed all her oppo-nents who became too indimidated tofight properly.

    Nigerian Tommy Thompson isalso a relative newcomer to thewrestling scene, but with his 210lbframe he was expected to fare wellagainst Johnson who weighs in atonly 90lb. However Johnsons litheand slender, some would say scrawny,figure belies her agility and strength

    which she demonstrated by holdingThompson above her head severaltimes during the bout and throwinghim into the crowd once. With thescores tied at 2-2 time ran out and thecontest went to a panel of judges to beassessed. They awarded Thompson aC grade whilst Johnson received anA, becoming the first grandmother toever win the title.

    The new champion explained hersuccess as the result of a strict train-ing regimen instituted by her coachand grandson five-year-old SammyJohnson. "Ive been drinking tenraw eggs for breakfast every morning,sprinting fifty miles a day and carry-ing my daughters car to the end ofthe road and back whenever I felt myarthritis was OK" she said. Sammyadded "I always knew she could doit. Shes my grandma.". The young-ster is also her manager and has re-portedly arranged sponsorship dealswhich will dwarf her one million dol-lar prize fund. Her new contract withheadband designer Nike alone is setto earn her fourteen billion dollarsover the next year. She will also bepromoting Tupperware, Halliburton,the Republic of Macedonia, and GalaBingo. Her continued participation inthe sport is not assured as she wantsto spend more time on her bungee-jumping business, and knitting. Ev-eryone here at the World Champi-onships, however, hopes for her re-turn.