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Neymar’s Mattress Endorsement

The Brazilian football phenom, known simply as Neymar, touched down in Tokyo this week to film a series of mattress advertisements intended for Japanese television.

The superstar athlete, who became recognized worldwide during the 2014 World Cup, was injured in Brazil’s quarterfinal matchup with Columbia. A cracked vertebra in his lower back kept the striker from playing in Brazil’s last three matches.

Rest and physiotherapy will hopefully allow the footballer to rejoin his offensively stacked club team, FC Barcelona in the fall.

The Japanese mattress manufacturer, AirSleep, hopes to cash in on Neymar’s rise to football fame, using his star power to sell their new beds. The young Brazilian was filmed sitting on AirSleep’s foam mattress, a mattress they claim holds secret relaxation properties.

Sleep is key for Neymar’s recovery, as his muscles and tissue work to mend the damage done during Brazil’s win over Columbia.

Upon completing his obligatory media spots, Neymar ended the day with a quote that was almost assuredly written by his publisher:

“This mattress feels great. I am sure it will help me in my recovery. I had a long trip here, so I’m looking forward to testing this mattress tonight.”

This isn’t the first time a Japanese company has claimed that their mattresses help pro athletes. Weava Japan provided beds for 150 Japanese athletes during the London Games. The mattress was multipurpose: one side for muscle fatigue and one side for relaxed training.

For the weekend athlete, we suggest a Simmons Beautyrest, the perfect bed for restorative health; ideal for tasks like keeping up with your four year-old.

A Beaver Named Suárez

A local conservation group, Friendz of Beaver Lake, is putting forth a petition to change the name of one of the beavers that lives in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. The beaver at the heart of the issue is currently named Big Country, after the legendary Vancouver Grizzlies star centre Byrant ‘Big Country’ Reeves. FBL are hoping to rename the busy builder, Suárez, after the famous Uruguayan striker, Luis Suárez.

Suárez was involved in an incident on Tuesday, June 24th, during the Group Stage match of the World Cup. Uruguay was facing Italy, when Suárez bit down on the shoulder of Italian defender, Giorgio Chiellini. Suárez has been adamant that the bite was unintentional, but replays clearly show the striker deliberately chomping the Italian.

This is the third biting incident for Suárez who has been banned from nine international matches and four months of club football by the regulatory body FIFA.

Friendz of Beaver Lake see the humour in the incident and hope Vancouverites do as well.

Suárez the beaver will be far busier over the summer months than his Uruguayan namesake. The beavers are constantly working to dam the headwaters of Beaver Creek, much to the frustration of Parks Board staff.

Beaver Creek is one of the few creeks in the Vancouver Lower Mainland that has an active salmon run. The beavers’ work limits the fresh water that flows down the short creek and out of the park to Burrard Inlet.  Park staff have to work hard to keep up with the busy beavers, deconstructing their woody blockade every other day.

World Cup has Vancouverites Showing Their True Colours

“When I get older / I will be stronger / They’ll call me freedom /

Just like a Waving Flag” – K’naan

The colours of the world’s flags are on display in the Lower Mainland this month, as the World Cup kicks off in South Africa.

Not since the Olympics, has Vancouver seen this much national pride featured on the streets.

The two predominant jerseys are the yellow and green of Brazil and the white and red of England. (No, sadly those aren’t Canadian colours, as our national team, once again, failed to qualify)

The matches will be played out in cities around South Africa until the final game on June 11th.

As in previous years, the place to celebrate will be Commercial Drive, Vancouver’s unofficial Mecca of world culture. This is where the rainbow of colour starts and finishes.

To pick up your own jersey, try Soccer Express in North Vancouver, Coquitlam and Kelowna. Or to grab something to wave, try The Flag Shop at 1615 Powell Street.

If you’re feeling crafty, try your hand at a pride quilt. Nothing else shows your support quite like a colourful bed covering. Your friends will be impressed, your family will love your enthusiasm for your homeland and best of all, it’s a great excuse to bring dates back to your bedroom.

Just make sure the mattress underneath is up to par.

If you’re worried, make a trip to Simmons Mattress Gallery between games. We’ll give you two free pillows, with your purchase of a new mattress, if you bring in a homemade quilt featuring the colours of your team.

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