As we got in latish and exhausted on Friday, no Saturday morning rolls.
However, we stayed in on Saturday evening and I cooked us dinner: roasted marrow-bones (Waitrose sells split marrowbones and they are not at all dear) with capers; and then a bozbash of onion, aubergine, okra, red and green bell peppers, chickpeas and chopped dried apricots.
TORONTO – Team Europe’s players said they relished the opportunity to go further in an international tournament than they’ve ever gone before.
All are made of up of countries that never have played deep in a ‘best-on-best’ event, which made their World Cup semifinal game against Sweden a new experience for them.
They made the most of it in a 3-2 overtime win over the favored Swedes.
Team Europe, which is made up of players not from Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic or Russia have come together quickly in this tournament. This teamwork showed Sunday against the structured Swedes.
“This group hasn’t needed any magic,” coach Ralph Krueger said the day before the game. “There’s a lot of magic just happening naturally.”
Tomas Tatar scored the overtime winner 3:43 into the overtime after the took a feed from Mats Zuccarello in front of Henrik Lundqvist and put the puck past the Swedish netminder. After Tatar scored, the European players mobbed him int he corner and jumped up and down with one another.
They will now face Team Canada in the World Cup best-of-three final series, which starts Tuesday.
Against Canada, Europe will be a heavy underdog. The Canadians haven’t been challenged much this tournament and have outscored their opponent 19-6. This included a 4-1 win over Europe in the last group round game.
Overall, the game was back and forth with Sweden and Europe trading chances while also trying to stay true to their defensive identities.
With 4:32 left in the third period, Swedish defenseman Erik Karlsson fired a shot on that beat Team Europe netminder Jaroslav Halak from the blueline. Europe defenseman Roman Josi deflected the puck on the way toward Halak. This tied the game at 2-2 and eventually sent it to overtime.
An assist for Daniel and Henrik on Karlsson's game-tying goal and an oh-so-close stick of Loui Eriksson. pic.twitter.com/IcNkhDDNAV
In the first period of the game, Sweden pushed hard for an early advantage shooting early and often. They fired 10 shots on goal, but Halak was up to task. Meanwhile Sweden’s defense limited Europe to five shots on goal.
Then in the second period, the game opened up.
Just 2:31 into the frame Sweden struck first. Forward Nicklas Backstrom put a rebound past Halak off a shot by Anton Stralman to give Sweden the 1-0 lead. Team Europe used their coach’s challenge saying that Sweden interfered with Halak, but the goal stood.
I've been listening to shanties while drawing polar explorers and, well, things happen. Deb was Australian, see? So funny!
My conscience would like to point out that the album Northwest Passage came out six years after Silas died, so he would not be singing it in 1910, but since when did respect for chronology trump a good gag? Not ever.
Gosh it feels nice to draw something silly again ...
I moved to a new area recently and found a Master's program I'd love to attend. How do I land a job at this university, so I can attend in the future, after having accrued some free course 'credits' in the system? I'm hoping to attend grad school within two years or so, and the program I'd like to attend isn't far from my house....Snowflakes inside.
I've taken a bit of a turn from the path I thought I'd follow after earning my undergraduate degree, and am now on my way (well, knock on wood) to becoming a Physician's Assistant. There is a great MA program for this not far from where I live, which is wonderful because I can get the much more reasonable in-state tuition if I am accepted there, and can stay in an area I find increasingly enjoyable. I'm taking some prerequisite courses at the local community college now, and hope to begin attending a program within about 2 years, while I ready my application and save up some money in the meantime.
My understanding is, if I work at a university for so long, I can begin to cash in on some free course benefits, which would make my degree that much less of a burden on me. Assuming I'm accepted into the program, this could be fortuitous. Problem- I'm not fully sure how I can become a competitive applicant for the university's hiring system. What do universities typically look for in applicants? How can I set my resume and cover letter apart?
Bit about me: I have a Bachelor's from an Ivy League, am in my late 20's, have spent time living internationally and I have plentiful experience working in several non-profits. I have a whole host of folks who would go to bat for me in terms of giving me a good recommendation, it's just a matter of...getting to that step.
A Red Panda cub appears to give its twin an earful as they make their media debut last week at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. The cubs were born on June 27, but they’ve still got a lot of growing to do before they enter their exhibit habitat to meet zoo guests.
The cubs, one male and one female, are named Ravi, which means “king,” and Amiya, translated as “delight.” Second-time mother Tabei has been caring for the cubs in an off-exhibit nest box since their birth. Their father, Ketu, is a second-time dad.
Zoo keepers have been conducting regular weight and wellness checks to monitor the cubs’ growth and health. Daily observations will continue until they are weaned around five to six months of age. Right now, the cubs have opened their eyes and can move about, but aren’t quite ready to climb out of the nest box.
In the wild, Red Panda cubs begin leaving the nest for short periods when they are about three months old.
As an accredited zoo, The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan (SSP) for Red Pandas.
“The successful birth of these cubs is important to the North American population and comes after careful planning and preparation by our animal staff on the recommendation of the SSP. We are thrilled to share this good news and remain optimistic that the cubs will continue to thrive under their mother’s care,” says Zoo Director Ted Fox.
Red Pandas are listed as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, with less than 10,000 individuals remaining in the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. The loss of nesting trees and bamboo due to deforestation has caused a decline in their numbers.
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Animation in the Soviet Union was often a glorious thing to behold: experimental, surreal, and eclectic, even amidst government censorship. In fact, just one home-grown animated film didn’t make it past the censors: Andrei Khrzhanovsky’s 1968 satire The Glass Harmonica.
Mary Cagle’s latest webcomic, Sleepless Domain, is set in a city that’s invaded by monsters every night, and protected by Magical Girls. But one group, Team Alchemical, is having some interpersonal issues, which can get dangerous during those nightly battles.
Received a notice in the mail yesterday that our group health plan at work will be terminated on FRIDAY. The letter was issued on 9/20/2016. As far as I know, we are still employed by our company. Shouldn't we have been given a TEENY bit more notice? I don't even know where to start with this. Hope me, wise ones!
Walking today with Chris and Maureen from Leeds: the location and route of today's walk required a bit of forward planning, an easy, flat, circular walk with frequent toilet facilities - I've recently increased my dosage of anti-diabetes tablets, as I need to, and I can therefore sometimes suffer from diarrhoea; fortunately not today though. There are some very clean and modern public toilets
MacArthur immediately went to the ice clutching his head.
Bobby Ryan, who is not known for being much of a fighter, went directly after Sieloff. The officials struggled to break the two of them up. Minutes later, Chris Neil came over to exchange words with Sieloff.
MacArthur was able to make if off the ice with the help of teammates.
Prior to today’s injury, MacArthur sustained a concussion against Columbus on October 14. He wasn’t medically cleared to play again until the following March. With the Senators out of the playoffs at that point, the team decided to shut him down for the season in an effort to give him the most time to heal. In total, he missed 78 games.
In a March 2016 interview, MacArthur opened up about his recovery and how he thought it might be the end of his career. From Ken Warren of the Ottawa Sun:
“At one point in late November, early December, I was thinking I was done, maybe this is it,” [MacArthur] said. “I had to get out of there. Every day you’re coming to the rink and you want to go on the ice. It’s like going to Disneyland. Everyone else goes on the rides and you’re outside the doors, watching.”
He turned off hockey completely, returning to his summer home in Rochester, N.Y., for two weeks. He received well wishes and advice from Ryane Clowe, the 10-year NHL veteran who officially retired due to concussions last September. He also found some bigger-picture perspective in talking to his parents. His mother, Deb, is a breast cancer survivor. His father, Dean, survived prostate cancer.
He then returned to Ann Arbor for three days of intensive tests. Doctors inserted a “nerve block” — a long needle — above his left eye, isolating the nerves that were believed to be causing the pain. The headache situation improved. Hope returned.
MacArthur began running again. When he stepped back on the ice in for the first time on Jan. 7, he let the world know about his excitement, posting a picture on Twitter.
Not so fast.
“I did a couple of laps, it felt all right, but that’s when we found out I had vertigo,” he said. “It was like a whole new start again. I had no balance. When I went backwards, it was like I was floating around. I didn’t have a clue where I was, so I battled with that for (more than) a month.”
Three days later in Calgary, MacArthur confidently predicted he would return either March 1 or March 3. All that was left was to check off in his five-month rehabilitation was passing the concussion baseline test, proving everything was at the same level as it was in September.
Welcome to yet another crushing blow. He didn’t pass. “I did really well, but all my scores have been really high,” he said. “I did so well on that first one (at training camp) that it kind of duped me a little bit.”
An additional three weeks were required before re-taking the test, which brought us to last week. MacArthur finally did pass the test on Wednesday, but by then all hopes of making the playoffs were gone. By Saturday, it was deemed that the risk of playing in essentially meaningless games outweighed the reward.
With that, MacArthur’s ideal plan of going into the summer with games behind him never happened, but that, too, is in keeping with a Senators season where nothing went according to plan.
At the same time, MacArthur is a long way from where he once was, now full of confidence that he will be back playing next season.