EHC Kloten is an ice hockey team based in the city of Kloten in Switzerland. The team participates in the National League A and is known for its promotion of young players and it has one of the best youth systems in Swiss Ice Hockey as its youth teams have won 19 championships during the last 50 years. The team was called Kloten Flyers between 2000 and 2016, EHC Kloten won four consecutive Swiss championships from 1993 to 1996. They have never been relegated at any point in the clubs history, the team had the worst attendance of the National League A for the 2015-16 season, averaging only 4,790 spectators over their 25 regular season home games. EHC Kloten was founded by a seven members, led by Emil Hegner. During the first few years, only matches were played. The home matches were played on the frozen Nägelimoos-Weiher, when EHC Kloten began to participate in the championship, they had to start in the lowest league, as usual. In 1941, they were promoted into the Serie B and five years into the Serie A, one year later, in the year 1947, the EHC Kloten was promoted into the Nationalliga B.
In 1962, they joined the Nationalliga A when the league expanded to 10 teams, in 1967, they became the champions for the first time, headed by their Czech coach Vladimir Kobera. The team has remained in the highest Swiss league since their promotion and are the team in the NLA. For the 1998-99 season the former Russian ice hockey player Vladimir Yurzinov was asked to become the new coach and he introduced a new playing style and encouraged the development and promotion of young players. Even though many people liked this philosophy, the team remained unsuccessful, during the 2003-2004 season, the team had to play the playoffs for the first time in their history. A year later, in the 2004-2005 playoffs, they managed to remain in the highest league. However, this strategy is paying off today, in October 2004, Yurzinov was released as their coach. He took on a new role as a youth promoter until the end of the season, yurzinovs successor was former EHC Kloten defenseman Anders Eldebrink and assistant Felix Hollenstein.
The new coaching duo managed to get the back to success and are still in charge of the team. During the 2008-2009 season, the Flyers swept both HC Geneve-Servette and EV Zug in the playoffs before losing the final against HC Davos in seven games. They finished the season in 3rd place
Winterthur is a city in the canton of Zürich in northern Switzerland. It has the sixth largest population, estimated at over 108,000 people. The official language of Winterthur is German, but the spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect. In the local dialect and by its inhabitants, Winterthur is usually abbreviated as Winti, Winterthur is connected to Germany by direct trains and enjoys links to Zürich Airport. There are leading to other places such as Turbenthal. The railway station Bahnhof Winterthur is one of the busiest railway stations in Switzerland, vitudurum was a vicus in what is now Oberwinterthur during the Roman era, fortified into a castrum at the end of the 3rd century, apparently in reaction to the incipient Alamannic invasion. An Alamannic settlement was present at the site in the 7th century, in a battle near Winterthur in 919, Burchard II of Swabia asserted his control over the Thurgau within the Duchy of Swabia against the claims of Rudolph II of Burgundy.
The counts of Winterthur, a branch of the counts of Bregenz. With the extinction of the counts of Winterthur in 1053, the passed to the counts of Dillingen. Winterthur as a city was founded by Hartmann III of Dillingen in 1180, from 1180 to 1263, Winterthur was ruled by the cadet line of the House of Kyburg. From 1415 until 1442 Winterthur became reichsfrei or subject only to the Holy Roman Emperor, however, in the Old Zürich War they lost this freedom and came back under the control of the Austrian Habsburgs. Needing money, in 1467, the Habsburgs sold Winterthur to the city of Zürich, in the time under the leadership of Zürich, Winterthurs economic freedom was restricted. It lost many of their rights and the right to trade in some goods. This ended in 1798, when Napoleonic troops liberated the town, because Winterthur lies near Zürich and at the junction of seven cross-roads, the army that held the town held the access to most of Switzerland and points crossing the Rhine into southern Germany.
This led to the French defeat a few days later, in the 19th century, Winterthur became an industrial town when companies, like Sulzer, Rieter and SLM, built large industrial plants. Winterthur suffered severely from its investments in and guarantee of loans to the National Railway of Switzerland, the Great Depression, in the 1930s, hit Winterthur extremely hard. 60% of the employees in town worked in the machine industry. Jobs became extremely hard to find, with the outbreak of World War II, industry grew again in the city
Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in western-Central Europe, and is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning an area of 41,285 km2. The establishment of the Old Swiss Confederacy dates to the medieval period, resulting from a series of military successes against Austria. Swiss independence from the Holy Roman Empire was formally recognized in the Peace of Westphalia in 1648. The country has a history of armed neutrality going back to the Reformation, it has not been in a state of war internationally since 1815, nevertheless, it pursues an active foreign policy and is frequently involved in peace-building processes around the world. In addition to being the birthplace of the Red Cross, Switzerland is home to international organisations.
On the European level, it is a member of the European Free Trade Association. However, it participates in the Schengen Area and the European Single Market through bilateral treaties, spanning the intersection of Germanic and Romance Europe, Switzerland comprises four main linguistic and cultural regions, French and Romansh. Due to its diversity, Switzerland is known by a variety of native names, Suisse, Svizzera. On coins and stamps, Latin is used instead of the four living languages, Switzerland is one of the most developed countries in the world, with the highest nominal wealth per adult and the eighth-highest per capita gross domestic product according to the IMF. Zürich and Geneva have each been ranked among the top cities in the world in terms of quality of life, with the former ranked second globally, according to Mercer. The English name Switzerland is a compound containing Switzer, a term for the Swiss. The English adjective Swiss is a loan from French Suisse, in use since the 16th century.
The name Switzer is from the Alemannic Schwiizer, in origin an inhabitant of Schwyz and its associated territory, the Swiss began to adopt the name for themselves after the Swabian War of 1499, used alongside the term for Confederates, used since the 14th century. The data code for Switzerland, CH, is derived from Latin Confoederatio Helvetica. The toponym Schwyz itself was first attested in 972, as Old High German Suittes, ultimately related to swedan ‘to burn’
EHC Biel is a professional ice hockey club based in the bilingual city of Biel/Bienne and plays in the National League A. Since the city of Biel is completely bilingual, alongside the German name EHC Biel the team has a French name called HC Bienne, the team plays its home games in the 6, 521-seat Tissot Arena. EHC Biel played in lower Swiss Ice Hockey Leagues until they got promoted in the second-tier National League B in 1960, in 1975 EHC Biel won the National League B-title and got promoted in the highest Swiss league, the National League A. During the 20 years between 1975 and 1995 the club won three championships in 1978,1981 and 1983 under three different coaches. After the relegation in 1995 EHC Biel had to wait 13 years until their return in NLA, a strong local rivalry exists with the SCL Tigers, SC Bern, EHC Olten, and HC Ajoie. Games between these teams often attract sell-out crowds, NHL players Tyler Seguin and Patrick Kane joined Biel during the 2012–13 NHL lockout. Goalkeeper Reto Berra and winger Nikolaj Ehlers played both for Biel, NLA Championship,1978,1981,1983 NLB Championship,1975,2004,2006,2007,2008 Updated August 11,2014
Swiss Broadcasting Corporation
The Swiss Broadcasting Corporation is the Swiss public broadcasting association, founded in 1931. Switzerlands system of democracy and the fact that the country has four official languages mean that the structure of Swiss public service broadcasting is rather complicated. The fifth business unit of the SRG SSR is the news platform Swissinfo. The corporate name, SRG SSR, is derived from its initials in German, Italian, in English, the organisation is known as the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, it often uses the abbreviation SBC. The moniker idée suisse, which refers to the service mission of the organisation, was adopted in 1999 and was removed from the name in May 2011. Europes third public radio station started broadcasting from Lausanne in 1922,980 licences were bought in 1923. Within a few years radio cooperatives working along the same principles had started throughout the country. In 1930 it was decided that radio was an important public service that should not be allowed to become a maker for private interests.
In 1931 SRG SSR was founded, as an organisation for the regional broadcast associations. The same year it was agreed that all news reports in the new medium had to be provided by the Swiss news agency SDA, the first national transmitters began operating in 1931, Radio Sottens for French, Radio Beromünster for German, and 1933 Radio Monte Ceneri for Italian. In 1938 Romansh was recognised as the fourth national language. During the Second World War, SRG SSR filled an important function as a neutral, unbiased supplier of news, Radio Beromünster and Radio Monte Ceneri became known as the only free German and Italian-language radio stations in Europe. In 1950 SRG SSR was one of 23 founding broadcasting organisations of the European Broadcasting Union, in 1939 television test transmissions started in Zürich. In 1953 regular TV transmissions started in German – one hour per evening, a year later, in 1954, French transmissions were broadcast from Geneva. For the Italian-speaking region, the programmes were re-transmitted with Italian subtitles until dedicated Italian studios were built in 1958,50,000 TV licences were bought the first year.
In 1960 the company was renamed Schweizerische Radio- und Fernsehgesellschaft to reflect the addition of television services, in 1964 the Federal Council allowed television advertising, as a means of keeping licence fees down. In the same year a dedicated Romansh broadcasting unit was created in Chur, in 1968 colour television was introduced, and the number of licence fee payers passed one million. In 1978 the radio channels started stereo transmissions, in 1983 the Federal Council relaxed the Swiss media legislation to permit local private and commercial radio channels
Biasca is a town of the district of Riviera in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. Biasca is first mentioned in 830 as Aviasca in the Liber viventium of Pfäfers Abbey, in 1119 it was mentioned as Abiasca. In 948, the Bishop of Vercelli donated the area around Biasca to the Bishop of Milan and this led to the spiritual and secular domination of the valley north of Bellinzona. During the Bishops conflicts with the Holy Roman Empire over the Lombardy provinces, Biasca, a branch of the Orelli family of Locarno was given the castle above Biasca, near the chapel of S. Petronilla, in the 12th century. They were given the rights of justice over the village. However, in 1292 the village was able to push through an agreement that allowed them to some local leaders. The Orelli family ruled until the middle of the 14th century and they granted the village along with the Blenio valley to the Bolognese Pepoli family. In the second half of the 14th century, Biasca as was granted the right to choose the Console who had the right to call courts and this right was confirmed in 1422 and subsequent years.
In 1403, after the death of Gian Galeazzo, the Visconti Duke, in 1422 the Visconti troops of Milan attacked and at the Battle of Arbedo defeated the Swiss and reestablished Milans borders. In 1439, the town was attacked by Uri once again, the Duke of Milan reinforced Biasca and in 1441 made it a bulwark against the Leventina valley which had been conquered by Uri. It was again attacked and occupied by Uri in 1449, the town reached an agreement in 1450 with the new Duke of Milan, Francesco Sforza, which confirmed the previously extended rights. Other raids took place after the death of Francesco Sforza in 1466 and it was probably annexed in 1495 along with the rest of the Blenio valley by the Swiss. After 1500 it was part of the Bailiwick of Riviera, in 1512, a landslide from Monte Crenone created a dam across the Brenno river north of the village. The dam created a 14 kilometers long lake above the village, due to its location on a major Alpine road traffic, the local economy gradually recovered from this disaster.
However, at the end of the 16th and at the beginning of the 17th century, after repeated searches, Charles Borromeo chose Biasca as the center to spread the reforms of the Council of Trent to the Tre Valli region. Located at the entrance to the Alpine valleys, Biasca as has always played an important role in regional and trans-Alpine trade, the Orelli family collected tolls on the roads after 1352. In the following years, the existence of a Sust or transshipment warehouse for the transit of goods is mentioned in Biasca, starting in 1434, the municipality collected a fee, known as forletto on the transport of goods over the passes. In addition to transportation, the income sources were, agriculture in the valleys and livestock which spent their summers in alpine pastures
Kloten is a municipality in the district of Bülach in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland, and belongs to the Glatt Valley. Kloten is first mentioned in 1155 as Chlotun, Kloten is located in the Glatt Valley, some 10 km north of the city of Zürich. It is the nearest village to Zürich Airport, and the airport terminal, Kloten has an area of 19.3 km2. Of this area,34. 1% is used for agricultural purposes, of the rest of the land,38. 2% is settled and the remainder is non-productive. Kloten has a population of 18,412, as of 2007,26. 8% of the population was made up of foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 6. 4%, most of the population speaks German, with Italian being second most common and Serbo-Croatian being third. In the 2007 election the most popular party was the SVP which received 46. 1% of the vote, the next three most popular parties were the SPS, the CSP and the FDP. The age distribution of the population is children and teenagers make up 19. 2% of the population, while adults make up 68.
3%, in Kloten about 70. 3% of the population have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education. Kloten has an unemployment rate of 3. 12%, the historical population is given in the following table, There is one library providing books, DVDs, etc. The passenger terminal of Zürich Airport lie in the west of the municipality of Kloten, a large amount of ground transportation infrastructure, both road and rail, serves the airport and, to a lesser extent, the rest of Kloten. Kloten is linked with Zürich via the A51 motorway and with Bülach via the same motorway and it lies on roads taking to many places, such as Winterthur to the east. There are three stations within the municipality. Zürich Airport station is situated in the basement of the airport terminal, Kloten station and Balsberg station are served by S-Bahn line S7. The west of the municipality is served by Zürich tram routes 10 and 12. The trams serve stops at Zürich Airport, and at Balsberg station, Swiss International Air Lines has an office on the property of Zürich Airport and in Kloten, consisting of the Alpha and Charlie buildings.
Swiss World Cargo has its office in the Alpha and Bravo buildings. Swiss Private Aviation has its office in the Swiss complex. The corporate offices for Swissôtel are located in the Prioria Business Center on the property of Zürich Airport, when Swissair existed, its head office was on the property of Zürich Airport and in Kloten
SC Langnau Tigers are a professional ice hockey team from Langnau im Emmental, Switzerland. They play in the National League A, the team plays its home games in the 6, 000-seat Ilfis Stadium, which is currently the smallest arena in the NLA. Langnau was the eighth most attended team in the NLA for the 2015-16 season, after their promotion in 1998, they played in Switzerlands top hockey level for 15 years. At the end of the 2012–2013 NLA season, they were defeated in the games by Lausanne HC and were relegated to the National League B. SCL Tigers became the champions of the 2014–2015 NLB season and gained the right to play against the worst team of 2014–15 NLA season in the promotion/relegation round and they will return to National League A for the 2015–2016 season after they defeated the Rapperswil-Jona Lakers in four games. NDA Championship,1976 NDB Championship,1934,1989,1957,1999,2015 NDA Championship,1970,1977,1978 Updated March 3,2017
The Swiss Arena is an indoor arena in Kloten, Switzerland. It is primarily used for ice hockey and is the arena of the Kloten Flyers. In 2008 the Eishalle Schluefweg was renamed Kolping Arena due to a sponsoring deal, in 2015 it was again renamed to Swiss Arena. The Swiss Arena holds 7,624 people and was renovated in 1997, in 2004, the arena played host to the finals of the 2004 Mens World Floorball Championships. and in 2009 it was one of the hosts of the IIHF World Championships Official page of Kolping Arena