Andrew Clark is a Canadian professional ice hockey player under contract with SC Langenthal of the Swiss League. He played for Acadia University in the Atlantic conference of Canadian Interuniversity Sport. For his outstanding play during the 2011–12 season, Clark was selected as the 2011-12 Canadian Interuniversity Sport player of the year, was awarded the Senator Joseph A. Sullivan Trophy. Andrew left the Acadia University Hockey program at the end of the 2012–13 AUS Hockey season and signed a professional contract with the Stockton Thunder, an ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, he appeared in a total of 66 ECHL contests for the Thunder until the end of the 2013-14 season with 26 goals and 43 assists. During the 2013-14 season, he spent time in the AHL after signing a professional tryout agreement with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in December 2013. Clark saw the ice in 35 AHL games, he moved abroad upon the conclusion of the 2013 -- 14 campaign. Clark would lead the Danish league in scoring and helped the Esbjerg squad reach the finals, where they lost.
After making noise in the Danish league, he was picked up by the SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers of Switzerland's second-tier National League B prior to the 2015–16 campaign. He saw the ice in 39 regular season contests for the Lakers, scoring 19 goals while assisting on 28 more. On the way to the NLB finals, Clark played in 17 playoff games, tallying ten assists; the Lakers fell short to HC Ajoie in the NLB finals. He continued his way through the European leagues, signing with HC Innsbruck of the Austrian Hockey League on June 17, 2016. Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
Which? is a United Kingdom brand name that promotes informed consumer choice in the purchase of goods and services by testing products, highlighting inferior products or services, raising awareness of consumer rights and offering independent advice. The brand name is used by the Consumers' Association, a registered charity and company limited by guarantee that owns several businesses, including Which? Financial Services Limited, Which? Legal Limited and Which? Limited, which publishes the Which? Papers; the vast majority of the association's income comes from the profit it makes on its trading businesses, for instance subscriptions to Which? magazine, which are donated to the campaigning part of the organisation to fund advocacy activity and inform the public about consumer issues. Which? magazine maintains its independence by not accepting advertising, the organisation receives no government funding. The Consumers' Association is the largest consumer organisation in the UK, with over 573,000 subscribers to its magazine.
Until 2006, the association used prize draws similar to those of Reader's Digest to attract subscribers, but following criticism they were discontinued. The Association now attracts subscribers to its publications with free mini-guides and trial offers; the organisation was set up in 1957 as a response to the changing values and concerns of the post-war era, at a time of rapid changes in product markets and consumer behaviour – and a corresponding growth in sharp trading practices. To combat this, Michael Young, research director for the Labour Party, proposed setting up a'Consumer Advisory Service' to be considered for the party's 1950 manifesto, only to be rejected by Harold Wilson. Encouraged by the efforts of Dorothy Bruchholz Goodman, of the United States, Ray Goodman, Young continued to push the idea and in October 1957 the first Which? magazine was published from a converted garage in Bethnal Green. Its central aim was to improve the standard of goods and services available to the public in the UK.
Under the editorship of Eirlys Roberts, the publication started as a small 32-page magazine that included reports on electric kettles, aspirin, cake-mixes, scouring powders, no-iron cottons and British cars. By 1959, membership reached a membership services office in Hertford. In 1960, Which? helped to found the International Organisation of Consumer Unions Consumers International. In 1962, coverage expanded with the launch of the first quarterly Which? car supplement, which becomes Motoring Which? in 1965, followed by Money Which? in 1968. In 1970, Which? bought a set of buildings in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, to set up labs to test products including domestic appliances, DIY equipment, consumer electronics. The work had been contracted out; the 1970s saw Which? taking a greater campaigning role, it began to adopt a more aggressive stance on issues such as lead poisoning and aircraft noise. In 1971, for example, Which? Published the first league table on the tar and nicotine content of cigarettes.
The organisation dabbled in high street consumer advice centres during the 1970s. More than 120 such centres were operating in 1977-8, many of them funded by local councils; the centres closed as funding was withdrawn by the government in 1980. Which? continued campaigning on consumer safety issues, with its car safety test results strengthening calls to legislate car manufacturers to fit seat belts in all new cars, helping to make it compulsory to Clunk Click Every Trip in 1983. In 1992, Which? launched another satellite publication, this one aimed at youngsters aged 11–15, called Check It Out!, but it failed to take off and closed in June 1994. In 1995 testing facilities were moved to Milton Keynes where they remained until 2002, when the majority of the Which? Testing activities were contracted out. Which? Online, the first incarnation of the Which? website, was launched in 1996 which incorporated its own ISP, email and content in addition to the Which Online Forum - an area accessible to members which offered unfettered access to members of the senior management within Which?
Including the Directors. The trading organisation was rebranded as Which? in 2004 and this is the brand promoted to the general public. However the charity the Consumers' Association continues to own Which? Ltd and retains its own name. Following the deregulation of the gas and electricity industry, Which? launched a free online energy comparison service called Switch with Which? in 2005, to compare energy tariffs. The service was awarded Energywatch Confidence Code accreditation in 2006. In the 2010 Superbrands index, Which? Ranked fifth in the "Media — Newspapers and Magazines" category and 256th overall. Which? carries out systematic testing of consumer products and financial services, the results of which are published in reports in Which? magazine and on the Which? website. Tests are carried out on goods and suppliers. Testing covers reliability, safety, energy efficiency and value-for-money, as relevant in different cases. Top-rated products are awarded the Which?'Best Buy' status logo, an accreditation recognised by industry and consumers.
Which? First used the phrase in its second magazine edition in 1958. Conversely, the worst-performing products are labelled'Don't Buys'. Which? Awards The Which? Awards is an annual event to'celebrate the UK's best products and services, from cars and restaurants to supermarkets and financial services'. Award winners are selected by Which? staff, based on test findings and feedback from Which? members throughout the year. Unusual test subjects As well as the usual household products, Which? has tested things such as: Bird seed for budgerigars in 1959 Contraceptives in 1963 Paper dresses in 1967 Pets in 1977 Mos