[sumo] Various news items
carolstan at gmail.com
Sat Aug 6 12:02:46 EDT 2011
Call me naive, but who's Moti????
Always appreciate the insights and inside info accredited to
him............and intermittent updates to help pass the time till the next
With 36 days, 14 hours and 45 minutes to go,
On Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 7:18 AM, Barbara Ann Klein <baklein at attglobal.net>wrote:
> And what would we do without Moti to inject his unique humor into his news
> Moti sayeth:
> "Stuff from the last few days:
> One of the 34567 committees established after the scandals suggested that a
> change was needed in the whole miyoseki (stock) system. Of course, most of
> the Oyakatas stood on their hind legs and voiced their opposition. The
> Public Service System Reform Countermeasure Committee" convened yesterday
> and came up with 4 suggestions which will be put to the shisho-Kai soon
> (gathering of the elders, where nobody is voted off the island. Maybe they
> should try that sometime..). The suggestions are divided into two
> categories- Oyakata- owned, and Kyokai -owned.
> Oyakata owned-two suggestions:
> 1. Leave it like it is.
> 2. Put a "price range" on the dealings.
> 1. Upon retirement, the Oyakata will be paid for handing over the stock.
> 2. Upon retirement, the stock will be transferred to the Kyokai for free.
> The Oyakata masses of course are pushing for 1-1, namely, leave it as it
> Outside members are saying the Kyokai will have difficulties being
> recognized as a "Public Service" if the system remains as is. "If we don't
> reach some sort of compromise, there will be no solution ," said committee
> member Takehiza Fukazawa.
> Allegations were made against Kitanoumi -beya that their senshuraku party
> July 24th was attended by some shady characters -gangsters, or maybe even
> hoodlums!! This was discussed at the "Counter-Gangster Committee" meeting
> held a few days ago. It was eventually established that the allegations
> untrue."I hoid DA rumor, I checked, I found nuttin'," Brooklined chairman
> said committee Nishonoseki Oyakata. "This really is unbelievable. I
> explained that there were no gangster elements at the party. We scrutinized
> the guest list thoroughly. I really don't know why this kind of gossip
> emerged, but it was totally untrue," added Kitanoumi himself.
> Tosanoumi and Iwakiyama, whose danpatsushikis (retirement ceremony) were
> postponed due to the scandals, have set new dates -Tosanoumi - February
> 2012, Iwakiyama - January 28th, 2012. Both at the KKan.
> Tosanoumi with flyer:
> Tsunatori (running for Yokozuna) Ozeki Harumafuji returned from Mongolia a
> few days ago after treating his old injuries in his left knee and right
> thigh by means of hot springs. He did some shiko and suriashi at home base
> Isegahama beya kicking off his tsunatori preparations. "I have a good
> feeling. I've been provided with a chance, so I'd like to make the best of
> it. I think my medical treatment went well. I'll be upping my pace from
> tomorrow. It will be important to concentrate on a day by day basis. It's
> important I eat well and sleep well so as not to disrupt my daily life. I'll
> take special care," he said.On the second after treating his old injuries in
> his left knee and right thigh by means of hot springs.
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