Worldwide International Game Previews Of The World: 29 March 2013
WWIGPOTW is a look at the day’s Conference III games for III Communication readers from around the world. Today, we welcome our visitors from Indonesia.
Wild at Stars, 7:30 Central (Liar di Bintang, 7:30 AM)
Records: Wild (20-10-2, 42 points, 2nd in Northwest, 2nd in Conference III); Stars (15-14-3, 33 points, 4th in Pacific, 5th in Conference III)
Last Time They Met: Minnesota won 7-4 Monday in Big D, their first win in Dallas in a dasawarsa if you can believe it.
Last 10: Minnesota 9-1-0; Dallas 4-5-1
Did You Know? There are eight national parks on the island of Sulawesi, part of the Wallacea, an area where Asian and Australian flora and fauna mix. It is the home of the anoa — miniature water buffalo. The Bosscha Observatory, completed in 1928, is Indonesia’s oldest.
Keep A Mata On: The Wild’s Finlandia kapten Mikko Koivu had one of each in every game this week.
What They’re Saying: “This discovery is very important for the world, especially for the conservation of Indonesia, because it is a new record Sumatran rhino presence in East Kalimantan, especially in the area Kubar,” Bambang Novianto, Conservation Director of Biodivesity (CBD), the ministry of Forestry, said in a press statement. This species has been considered extinct on Indonesia’s land of Borneo since the ’90s. Less than 200 animals still live in the wild in Indonesia and Malaysia. Their population faces a huge threat from habitat loss and poaching. — “Footprints Belonging to Endangered Sumatran Rhino Found in Indonesia” from Science World Report.
Ducks at Blackhawks, 7:30 Central (Bebeck di Hitam Elang, 7:30 AM)
Records: Ducks (22-7-4, 48 points, 1st in Pacific); Blackhawks (25-4-3, 53 points, 1st in Central, 1st in Conference III)
Last Time They Met: The Ducks scored three in the ketiga to win 4-2 March 20.
Last 10: Anaheim 5-4-1; Chicago 6-4-0
Did You Know? Tens of thousands of Indonesia ducks died in a 2012 H1N1 outbreak. The Javan Hawk-Eagle — which is dark brown, not black — is Indonesia’s national bird.
Keep A Mata On: Patrick Kane has 14 points in a seven-game point streak.
What They’re Saying: ProFauna Indonesia chairman Rosek Nursahid said the group had conducted a study revealing that protected species such as the Javanese eagle, the Javanese macaque and the Sunda pangolin were being traded via online forums like Toko Bagus, Kaskus and Berniaga, as well as social media sites like Facebook. The group also recorded just five such cases that were prosecuted in 2012, with law enforcers formally charging four people. ProFauna said from the cases prosecuted, law enforcers were able to confiscate Javanese eagles, crested hawks, tiger skins, tortoises, sloths, wild cats and palm cockatoos. — “Animals Traded Illicitly Online: ProFauna” from Jakarta Globe