The 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs of the National Hockey League began on April 13, 2011, after the conclusion of the 2010–11 NHL regular season. The first game of the Finals was held on June 1, while the deciding seventh game was held on June 15; the Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks in seven games in the Finals to capture their first Stanley Cup championship since 1972, their sixth overall Stanley Cup win. Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player during the playoffs. Bruins forward David Krejci led all playoff scorers with 23 points in 25 games. "After the regular season, the standard 16 teams qualified for the playoffs. The Vancouver Canucks were the Western Conference regular season champions and the Presidents' Trophy winners with the best record in the NHL at 117 points; the Washington Capitals earned the top seed in the Eastern Conference with 107 points. This is the first time in sports history that all California teams have made the playoffs in the same year.
It marked the first year since 1996 that the New Jersey Devils missed the playoffs, ending a 13-year playoff streak". Washington Capitals, Southeast Division champions, Eastern Conference regular season champions – 107 points Philadelphia Flyers, Atlantic Division champions – 106 points Boston Bruins, Northeast Division champions – 103 points Pittsburgh Penguins – 106 points Tampa Bay Lightning – 103 points Montreal Canadiens – 96 points Buffalo Sabres – 96 points New York Rangers – 93 points Vancouver Canucks, Northwest Division champions, Western Conference regular season champions, Presidents' Trophy winners – 117 points San Jose Sharks, Pacific Division champions – 105 points Detroit Red Wings, Central Division champions – 104 points Anaheim Ducks – 99 points Nashville Predators – 99 points Phoenix Coyotes – 99 points Los Angeles Kings – 98 points Chicago Blackhawks – 97 points In each round, the highest remaining seed in each conference is matched against the lowest remaining seed.
The higher-seeded team is awarded home ice advantage. In the Stanley Cup Final series, home ice is determined based on regular season points; each best-of-seven series follows a 2–2–1–1–1 format: the higher-seeded team plays at home for games one and two, the lower-seeded team is at home for games three and four. During the first three rounds home ice is determined by seeding number, not position on the bracket. In the Finals the team with the better regular season record has home ice; the Washington Capitals entered the playoffs as the Eastern Conference regular season champions, earning 107 points. The New York Rangers qualified for the postseason as the eighth seed with 93 points; this was the sixth playoff series between the two franchises. The two teams had met in the first round of the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs, in which the Capitals defeated the Rangers in seven games. In the regular season series, the Rangers held a 3–1–0 record, winning the last three games by a combined score of 15–1, although the Rangers were only able to score eight goals in this series, losing it in five games.
The Philadelphia Flyers entered the playoffs as the second seed in the Eastern Conference after winning the Atlantic Division with 106 points, winning the tiebreaker over the Pittsburgh Penguins on regulation + overtime wins. The Buffalo Sabres earned the seventh seed with 96 points, losing the tiebreaker to Montreal on wins; this was the ninth playoff meeting between these two teams. They last met in the 2006 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, which ended with Buffalo defeating Philadelphia in six games; the series started out with a 1–0 shutout victory for Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller in game one, while Philadelphia came back to win games two and three. Miller got another 1–0 shutout victory in game four to tie the series at 2–2. In game five, Buffalo was up 3–0 at the end of the first period, but Philadelphia scored three goals to send the game to overtime. However, Tyler Ennis of Buffalo would score the overtime winner. In game six, Buffalo looked in good position to win after being up 3–1 after the first period, but Philadelphia rallied back, winning the game 5–4 on Ville Leino's overtime winner.
In game seven, Philadelphia went up 4–0 about two minutes into the third period on a goal by Leino. Philadelphia ended up winning the game by a score of 5–2, winning the series four games to three; this was the last time. The Boston Bruins entered the playoffs as the third seed in the Eastern Conference after winning the Northeast Division with 103 points; the Montreal Canadiens earned the sixth seed with 96 points, winning the tiebreaker over Buffalo on wins. One of the greatest rivalries in North American professional sports, this was the 33rd meeting of these teams in the postseason, the most frequent playoff series in NHL history. Montreal had a record of 24–8 against Boston in the 32 previous series played by the franchises, winning 18 straight between 1946 and 1987. Boston had only beaten Montreal en route to winning the championship once before, in 1929; the most recent meeting of these teams in the postseason was in 2009, which ended with Boston sweeping Montreal. During the 2010–11 season, Montreal won four of six meetings.
The February 9 game in which Boston won 8–6 featured six fights, a goalie fight, a total of 187 penalty minutes. The March 8 game, where the Canadiens beat the Bruins 4–1, was marred w
The Adventures of Harry Lime is an old-time radio programme produced in the United Kingdom during the 1951 to 1952 season. Orson Welles reprises his role of Harry Lime from the celebrated 1949 film The Third Man; the radio series is a prequel to the film, depicts the many misadventures of con-artist Lime in a somewhat lighter tone than that of the film. The Adventures of Harry Lime is one of the most successful series created by prolific British radio producer Harry Alan Towers and his company Towers of London. Towers and Graham Greene, author of The Third Man, had the same literary agent, Towers learned that Greene had not sold the rights to the character of Harry Lime to Alexander Korda when he sold Korda The Third Man. Towers bought the rights to the character and in 1951 he put a syndicated radio series into production. Orson Welles reprised the role of Harry Lime in a series of adventures that preceded the story told in The Third Man. Several episodes would begin with "The Third Man Theme" being played, abruptly cut off by an echoing gunshot.
Welles would speak: "That was the shot that killed Harry Lime. He died in a sewer beneath Vienna. Yes, the end of Harry Lime... but it was not the beginning. Harry Lime had many lives... and I can recount all of them. How do I know? Simple; because my name is Harry Lime." Although cited as a BBC production, the series was one of a number produced and distributed independently by Towers of London and syndicated internationally. Only sixteen of the episodes were acquired and broadcast by the BBC in the UK, it was the first time. The full series was syndicated to radio stations in the U. S; the con orchestrated by Welles' character in the episode "Horse Play" resembles that of the 1973 Robert Redford and Paul Newman film "The Sting." Both are based on the book "The Big Con" written by David W. Maurer, published in 1940; the episode "Man of Mystery", written by Welles, was expanded by him and served as the basic plot for his film Mr. Arkadin. A recording of the 1951 "A Ticket to Tangiers" episode of The Lives of Harry Lime series is available on the Criterion Collection DVD edition of The Third Man.
In addition, recordings of the 1952 episodes Man of Mystery, Murder on the Riviera and Blackmail is a Nasty Word are included on the Criterion Collection DVD The Complete Mr. Arkadin. Fifteen episodes were adapted into a short story collection, The Lives of Harry Lime, published in the United Kingdom by Pocket Books in 1952; the book was credited to "Orson Welles and others", Welles had been credited with writing the scripts of several episodes, but it is unclear whether or not he wrote the adaptations. Additionally, Harry Alan Towers has cast doubt on whether Welles wrote the episodes he was credited with, he describes how the series started being written by a team of experienced American radio scriptwriters. When Welles discovered they were being paid $1,000 per script, he offered to write 6 scripts himself; the scripts were delivered and Towers duly paid Welles $6,000. One day, a man walked into Towers' office, demanding to be paid for the scripts which he had ghostwritten for Welles; when Welles was asked about it he smiled: "Don't pay him.
They weren't good scripts."The episodes which were adapted into short stories were: It's in the Bag by Orson Welles The Golden Fleece by Orson Welles Art is Long and Lime is Fleeting by Sigmund Miller Love Affair by Sigmund Miller See Naples and Live by Sigmund Miller Every Frame Has a Silver Lining by Robert Cenedella Paris is Not the Same by Joseph Cochran Five Thousand Pengoes and a Kiss by Carl Jampel The Hand of Glory by Jonquil Anthony The Hyacinth Patrol by Virginia Cooke Horseplay by Peter Lyon Work of Art by Bud Lesser Rogue's Holiday by Peter Lyon A Ticket to Tangier by Orson Welles An Old Moorish Custom by Irvan Ashkinazy Welles tried to convert one episode script into a film script for producer Alexander Korda. When that fell through, the story was adapted into a novel and published in France as Une Grosse Légume in 1953; the novel was published under Welles's name. It has never been published in English. Archive.org: The Lives of Harry Lime otrrlibrary: The Lives of Harry Lime Orson Welles radio credits
The Recession of 1958 known as the Eisenhower Recession, was a sharp worldwide economic downturn in 1958. The effect of the recession spread beyond United States borders to Europe and Canada, causing many businesses to shut down, it was the most significant recession during the post-World War II boom between 1945 and 1970 and had a sharp economic decline that only lasted eight months. By the time recovery began in May 1958, most lost ground had been regained; as 1958 ended, the economy was heading towards new high levels of production. Overall, the recession was regarded as a moderate one based on the duration and extent of declines in employment and income. There were many major factors in the decline that exerted a growing downward pressure on production and employment, resulting in a general reduction of economic activity. New car sales took a sharp dive. Auto sales fell 31% over 1957, making 1958 the worst auto year since World War II. In just three short years, car sales fell from 8 million purchases in 1955 to 4.3 million purchases in 1958.
Ford Motor Company’s failure of the Edsel was a major contribution to this problem within the industry. In an effort to overcome declining auto sales, one of the hardest hit sectors of the slump, the Beyer DeSoto dealership of St. Louis put its salesmen on duty for 64 hours straight, as part of a sell-a-thon that raised sales 73%. Housing construction slowed due to higher interest rates in 1955 and 1956. By 1957, new house construction had fallen to about 1.2 million units. There was a gradual decrease in incoming business of capital goods industries, which resulted in the ending of an expansive boom; the initial trouble began in 1956 with a deceleration in business planning for replacement of equipment and expansion of manufacturing facilities, resulting in a drop in new orders for equipment. This created a widening gap between the use of industrial capacity. Federal Reserve economists believed that the administration had contributed to the recession by cutting back on Department of Defense purchases in 1957.
Durable goods manufactures and the lumber and textile industries were three of the industries that were hit the hardest. Due to a severe drop in unfulfilled orders for durable goods and a decreasing demand for commodities and other materials, the recession of 1958 forced over five million people out of work. In the United States, unemployment rose. Overall, employment decreased by 6.2%, resulting in 2 million job losses and 1.3 million people drawing unemployment insurance. Unemployment was highest in industrial areas in the Northeast and Midwest and in mining areas in the Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the West. Michigan suffered the most of any state with an unemployment rate of 11%, as Detroit maintained a record high of 20%. In large part, this was a result of a 47% decline in automobile production; when unemployment rates rose beyond 5.1 million in January 1958, they were higher than at any point since 1941. The effect on prices and costs was an apparent paradox, as prices continued to rise while production and employment were declining.
In past recessions, prices tended to fall during recessionary conditions, but this time they went up apart from raw materials. The U. S. consumer prices rose 2.7% from 1957 to 1958, after a pause they continued to push up until November 1959. Wholesale prices rose 1.6% from 1957 to 1959. The continued upward creep of prices became a cause of concern among many well known economists analyzing the economy, such as Arthur F. Burns. Government efforts to promote a prompt economic recovery played an important role in the moderation of the recession. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Raymond J. Saulnier, Robert B. Anderson, Lyndon B. Johnson were some of the important figures playing major roles in this effort. Eisenhower’s main focus was to stimulate recovery while keeping the government’s financial “house in order”. Construction projects underway were accelerated, those funded were planned and begun immediately; the Department of Agriculture projects for water resource programs and rural electrification were pushed ahead.
In order to encourage home building, the administration ended restrictions on no-down payment mortgage loans. In June 1958, the Congress enacted the legislation to authorize federal assistance to the states so that they could lengthen the period of unemployment benefits. Monetary policy played a role in dealing with the recession; the Federal Reserve made moves once aware of the severity of the situation, lowering the discount rate to 1.75% until conditions began to improve. By the end of the recession, the index of industrial production was 142% of the 1947 to 1949 average. Total employment had increased by about 1 million from its recession low while unemployment had been reduced by 1 million. Income and expenditures of individuals were at new high levels. Gross National Product, the broadest measure of the nation's output of goods and services, had risen to an annual rate of $453 billion. Recessionary circumstances lasted from the middle of 1957 to April 1958. Gable, Richard W.. "The Politics and Economics of the 1957–1958 Recession".
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Johann Heinrich Schulz was a German Lutheran pastor. From 1758 to 1761 Schulz studied in Halle and became a teacher in Berlin. In 1765 he was appointed preacher by the local landlords in Gielsdorf and Hirschfelde villages where he remained active for 26 years. For health reasons he refused to wear a peruke at the pulpit during sermons, which earned him the nickname "Zopfschulze", he published books anonymously, including Versuch einer Anleitung zum Sittenlehre, but authorship was no secret, he was well known in Berlin's intellectual circles. In 1791 he was suspended from office for violating the Religious Edict of King Frederick William II. At the Berlin Court of Appeal, summoned on 21 May 1792, it was decided that Schulz should not remain as a Lutheran, but as a spiritual preacher in office. On the day of the decision, Frederik William II ordered Schulz's dismissal; the king had to announce the names of the judges who voted for Schulz and let them impose on penalties in the form of loss of benefits, which were repealed later.
This interference with judicial independence is viewed as a step backwards compared to the progressive development since the trial of Müller Arnold in 1779. In 1798 Frederick William III allowed a review of the trial, which confirmed the earlier decision that Schulz had been in violation of the Religious Edict; the king secured Schulz a job in the civil service, where he served as inspector in the Royal Factory Department, according to other sources, as tableware clerk at a porcelain factory in Berlin. Schulz kept this job until his forced retirement in 1808, he died in 1823. Sauter, Michael J. "Preaching, a Ponytail, an Enthusiast: Rethinking the Public Sphere's Subversiveness in Eighteenth-Century Prussia." Central European History 37.4: 544-567. Thomas P. Saine, The Problem of Being Modern, or the German Pursuit of Enlightenment from Leibniz to the French Revolution Gustav Frank, "Schulz, Johann Heinrich", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, vol. 23, p. 745–747. Johannes Tradt, Der Religionsprozeß gegen den Zopfschulzen: Ein Beitrag zur protestantischen Lehrpflicht und Lehrzucht in Brandenburg-Preußen gegen Ende des 18.
Jahrhunderts ISBN 978-3-631-30866-0 Leopold Volkmar Religions-Prozess des Prediger Schulz zu Gielsdorf genannt Zopfschulz, eines Lichtfreundes des 18. Jahrhunderts
Chilean Canadians are Canadian citizens of Chilean descent or a Chile-born person who resides in Canada. According to the 2011 Census there were 38,140 Canadians who claimed full or partial Chilean ancestry; the first major wave of Chilean arrival in Canada began in the second half of the twentieth century. This was the first great wave of Latin American immigrants in Canada and the third Latin American wave in that country. After the coup d'état carried out by Army General Augusto Pinochet on September 11, 1973 in Chile, which overthrew the elected government of Salvador Allende and established a military dictatorship, a significant number of Chileans emigrated to Canada in early 1974; this migration of refugees to Canada lasted until the nineties, when Pinochet's rule over Chile ended. Although the Canadian government rejected these political refugees, the Canadian population in general had a greater acceptance of them. Groups such as the Inter-Church Committee were formed to advocate for more open doors to these refugees.
Church groups like the Canadian Council of Churches, spontaneously formed citizens' organizations, helped refugees in income and settlement of the country. Not all the population supported the newcomers, however. Small demonstrations were developed rejecting Chilean immigrants, labeling them Marxists, supporting the coup in Chile that broke with the Socialist government, replacing it with a neoliberal dictatorship; the most important consequence of the arrival of Chilean refugees to the country was the founding of organizations whose aim is to help to the country's growing Latin American community. According to studies, the Chileans who arrived in Canada after the coup in Chile brought with them political activism, which caused the formation of Chilean partnerships and associations which became organizations for the Latino community in Canada. Examples of this include the Arauco cooperative housing in Toronto and various associations and publications in Alberta, as well as the television news program Nosotros and the radio program Hispanoamérica in Edmonton.
In other cases, Chileans formed and worked on pan-Latin American organizations that have helped political and economic refugees Hispanics adjust to life in Canada, may be considered essential in the formation of these associations. Paulina Ayala, politician Diego Fuentes, actor Joshua Ho-Sang, ice hockey player Oscar Lopez, guitarist Emmanuelle Lussier-Martinez, actress America Olivo, actress and model Carmen Rodríguez, poet, political social activist, founding member of Aquelarre Magazine Carmen Aguirre, author and playwright. Author of "Something Fierce" www.carmenaguirre.ca Osvaldo Nunez, was a member of the House of Commons of Canada from 1993 to 1997 Luis Fornazzari Doctor, Neurology, MD FRCPC at University of Toronto Doris Grinspun Nurse, Honourary Doctorate in Law, Top Ten Most Influential Hispanic Canadians, Order of Ontario and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Gabriela Etcheverry writer and literary critic. Camila Reimers Canadian Chilean Author of Visionary Fiction. Tulio Gonzalez - Political Prisoner / Engineer Rod Loyola, politician.
Vojtěch Šrom is a Czech footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for SFC Opava. A product of the youth academy of Sigma Olomouc, Šrom left the club at the age of 19 and joined 1. HFK Olomouc, he kept 12 clean sheets during 2011–12 season, helping the team gain promotion to the 2. Liga. In January 2014, Šrom joined Baník Ostrava, he made his Czech First League debut on 5 May 2014 against Sigma Olomouc as a first-half substitute, replacing Jiří Pavlenka in the 17th minute. On 5 January 2017, Šrom signed a contract with Bulgarian First League club Cherno More Varna, he made his debut against CSKA Sofia in a 0–2 home defeat on 19 February. On 29 May 2017, his contract was terminated by mutual consent. In June 2017, Šrom joined Opava. Vojtěch Šrom at Soccerway Player's profile at iDNES.cz