General manager Scott Bonner leaving Vancouver Giants

Scott Bonner, the only general manager the Vancouver Giants have ever had, is leaving the Western Hockey League team. The club announced Tuesday that Bonner has accepted a senior management position with The Sports Corporation, an Edmonton-based management agency that counts NHL stars Carey Price, Milan Lucic and Ryan Getzlaf among its clients.

Dzeko makes goals pledge ahead of BATE decider

Milan: Goal-shy Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko has pledged to find his scoring boots as Roma prepare to host BATE Borisov looking to secure passage to the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday. Roma host the Belarusian champions attempting to book their ticket for the knockout phase for the first….

IN PICTURES: the hottest hot pants in history

Mandelli was a risk-taker, having left a secure teaching job to fulfill her dream of working as a fashion designer and beginning her business from a two-room flat in Milan. Her daring nature showed in her designs, which ignored contemporary trends and embraced pleats, animal motifs and – of course – hot pants.

Milan wins disability award

. 08/12/15. The Italian city of Milan has been announced as the winner of the EU’s 2016 Access City Award. The announcement comes as the Union marks the European Day of Persons with Disabilities. An award ceremony took place on Tuesday during the second day of a conference marking the event in in Brussels.

Indictment against accomplice in attempted murder of Beko

. The Higher Court in Belgrade has confirmed the indictment against Maja Adrovac, who has been charged as an accomplice in the attempted murder of Milan Beko. Source: Tanjug Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 13:49

Adrovac can appeal against this decision before the Court of Appeals that will rule on the indictment’s validity.

Ancelotti interested in taking over Man Utd

Carlo Ancelotti is prepared to wait until the summer of 2017 to return to management at a club with a “good project” opening up the prospect of a move to Manchester United. The former Chelsea manager, who guided Milan and Real Madrid to a total of three European Cups, says that he is keen to take a….

Winning cities of the 2016 Access City Award: Milan

The Access City Award is the European prize for making cities more accessible to people with disabilities and older people. Milan (Italy) has made a commitment to accessibility which goes above and beyond what is required by Italian and European law. Its building standards not only support….

Czech, Slovak ground military units to train border cooperation

Prague, Dec 7 (CTK) – Czech and Slovak ground military units will have a joint exercise to train cooperation along the border, Slovak chief-of-staff Milan Maxim told journalists after meeting his Czech counterpart Josef Becvar in Prague yesterday. Becvar said the two armies have a joint training once in a month at least.

World Famous Italian Designer Krizia Dies in Milan at 90

ROME – World famous Italian fashion designer Maria Mandelli, known as Krizia, one of the most renowned fashion designers of the country, died aged 90 at her home in Milan, Italian media reported on Monday. The death occurred late on Sunday but was not reported until the next day, while the funeral….

Mariuccia Mandelli, Italian Fashion Designer, Dies at 90

Mariuccia Mandelli, an Italian fashion designer whose long list of credits includes the shortest of achievements — she was widely described as having invented hot pants — died on Sunday at her home in Milan. She was 90. In a statement, Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, paid tribute to Ms. Mandelli.

Smoke bombs at La Scala in memory of asbestos victims (2)

Milan, December 7 – Members of the rank and file union CUB released smoke bombs outside La Scala on Monday in memory of seven opera house workers who died of asbestos-related causes before the theatre was renovated just over a decade ago. A brass band accompanied the protest amid very tight security….

Patti Smith attends La Scala opening

Milan, December 7 – American rock star Patti Smith attended the opening night of the opera season at Milan’s La Scala theater on Monday, in spite of FBI warnings that it is a potential Islamist terror target. “Culture and humanity are what interest me the most,” she said the 68-year-old poet, visual artist and singer-songwriter.

Italian scientist ‘creates’ sterile mosquito

Milan, December 7 – An Italian researcher has managed to generate sterile mosquitoes that are unable to produce eggs in an important step towards arresting the spread of malaria, it emerged Monday. Andrea Crisanti of Imperial College London made the breakthrough by combining two frontier molecular….

Double ‘D’ will be key for Roma – Nainggolan

Yet, a fortnight after a 6-1 drubbing by champions Barcelona left them second in Group E on the same number of points as third-placed Bayer Leverkusen, with BATE only a point further behind, Roma remain stuck in crisis mode.

Although still in title contention at five points behind Inter Milan, the….

In Transit: From Milan to Rome, Bikes and Beer

Bikes and Beer The Oregon-based tour company Beercycling has expanded its geographical reach beyond Belgium and the Netherlands to tap into Italy’s growing craft beer scene. Its new Seven Day Italian Passion Tour debuts April 19, with a second departure on Oct. 4 and will visit at least five of the country’s breweries.

Brazilian football in thrall to politics, say ex-players

After spells with AC Milan, Leeds Utd and Bayer Leverkusen, Brazil’s World Cup winning centre half Roque Junior thought he had the experience to start a football club in his homeland. After eight years of battling politics and bureaucracy, he finally gave up on Primeira Camisa, or First Shirt, the….

Krizia fashion founder Mariuccia Mandelli dies at 90

The funeral will be on Wednesday in the Church of Sant’Angelo in Milan. Mariuccia Mandelli spent a lifetime in fashion, from her first creations in 1957 to the sale of her successful fashion house to a Chinese group last year. She studied in Switzerland and started as a primary school teacher, but fashion was her real calling.

Smoke bombs at La Scala in memory of asbestos victims (2)

CUB members chant anti-war slogans amid tight security. (ANSA) – Milan, December 7 – Members of the rank and file union CUB released smoke bombs outside La Scala on Monday in memory of seven opera house workers who died of asbestos-related causes before the theatre was renovated just over a decade ago.

Smoke bombs at La Scala in memory of asbestos victims

. Seven opera house workers dead of asbestos. (ANSA) – Milan, December 7 – Members of the rank and file union CUB released smoke bombs outside La Scala on Monday in memory of seven opera house workers who died of asbestos-related causes before the theatre was renovated just over a decade ago.

Salvini says Le Pen victory ‘just the beginning’ (2)

We stand with Northern League says Front National. (ANSA) – Milan, December 7 – Anti-immigrant, anti-euro Northern League chief Matteo Salvini said Monday he is happy about the strong showing of the far-right Front National (FN) in French regional elections. “This is just the beginning,” Salvini told ANSA.

Patti Smith attends La Scala opening

. ‘I’m just trying to be a good human being’ says poet, rock star. (ANSA) – Milan, December 7 – American rock star Patti Smith attended the opening night of the opera season at Milan’s La Scala theater on Monday, in spite of FBI warnings that it is a potential Islamist terror target.

Italian scientist ‘creates’ sterile mosquito

. To combat spread of malaria. (ANSA) – Milan, December 7 – An Italian researcher has managed to generate sterile mosquitoes that are unable to produce eggs in an important step towards arresting the spread of malaria, it emerged Monday. Andrea Crisanti of Imperial College London made the….

Inter, Fiorentina march on

MILAN: Inter Milan and Fiorentina maintained their title push as fellow hopefuls Napoli and Roma dropped precious points in a dramatic weekend of Serie A action. Champions Juventus stayed in the hunt with a 2-0 win at Lazio on Friday that secured a fifth straight win for Massimiliano Allegri’s men….

Smoke bombs at La Scala in memory of asbestos victims

Milan, December 7 – Members of the rank and file union CUB released smoke bombs outside La Scala on Monday in memory of seven opera house workers who died of asbestos-related causes before the theatre was renovated just over a decade ago. A brass band accompanied the protest amid tight security….

Salvini says Le Pen victory ‘just the beginning’ (2)

Milan, December 7 – Anti-immigrant, anti-euro Northern League chief Matteo Salvini said Monday he is happy about the strong showing of the far-right Front National (FN) in French regional elections. “This is just the beginning,” Salvini told ANSA. “Let’s say this is the last warning – if Europe….

La Scala VIPS pass through metal detectors

MILAN (AP) — Guests for La Scala’s gala season premiere of Verdi’s “Giovanna d’Arco” (“Joan of Arc”) on Monday evening will pass through metal detectors for the first time under enhanced security measures put in place in the wake of the Paris attacks and after the Milanese opera house was identified as a potential target.

IDS for SDP, Prgomet says grand coalition gov’t utopian

Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) leader Boris Miletic said on Monday after a new round of consultations with President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic that the IDS continued supporting the Social Democratic Party (SDP)-led coalition and SDP chief Zoran Milanovic, while elected member of parliament Drago….

La Scala opens season under enhanced security

MILAN (AP) — La Scala’s gala season premiere of Verdi’s “Giovanna d’Arco” (“Joan of Arc”) opens amid extra security in the wake of the Paris attacks. Guests for the gala, including leaders of politics, business and culture, will go through metal detectors before entering the Milanese opera house under the enhanced measures.

La Scala opens season under enhanced security

MILAN (AP) ” La Scala’s gala season premiere of Verdi’s “Giovanna d’Arco” (“Joan of Arc”) opens amid extra security in the wake of the Paris attacks. Guests for the gala, including leaders of politics, business and culture, will go through metal detectors before entering the Milanese opera house under the enhanced measures.

Inter’s Stankovic plays down Icardi transfer rumours

Inter Milan manager Dejan Stankovic played down speculation striker Mauro Icardi could be transferred; and backed his captain, saying he is working hard and will soon get back to scoring ways. “I hear transfer rumours for the January window but I can absolutely deny all that,” Stankovic told Italian television channel Rai 2.

La Scala opens season under enhanced security

MILAN (AP) — La Scala’s gala season premiere of Verdi’s “Giovanna d’Arco” (“Joan of Arc”) opens amid extra security in the wake of the Paris attacks. Guests for the gala, including leaders of politics, business and culture, will go through metal detectors before entering the Milanese opera house under the enhanced measures.

Inter’s Stankovic plays down Icardi transfer rumours

REUTERS: Inter Milan manager Dejan Stankovic played down speculation striker Mauro Icardi could be transferred; and backed his captain, saying he is working hard and will soon get back to scoring ways. “I hear transfer rumours for the January window but I can absolutely deny all that,” Stankovic told Italian television channel Rai 2.

Italian fashion designer Krizia dead (3)

Milan, December 7 – World famous Italian fashion designer Krizia, whose real name was Maria Mandelli, died late on Sunday, the board of her MMK group said in a statement on Monday. The creator of the Krizia brand, which was sold to the Chinese-controlled Krizia international srl in June 2014, was 90 and would have turned 91 in January.

‘Everything possible done’ for La Scala opening security (2)

Milan, December 7 – Milan Mayor Giuliano Pisapia said Monday that everything possible had been done to make sure that the opening of La Scala’s new season passes off without incident. But he also admitted he was worried after the FBI that La Scala is among potential targets of Islamist terrorists. “We have done everything possible,” Pisapia said.

La Scala opens season under enhanced security

MILAN (AP) — La Scala’s gala season premiere of Verdi’s “Giovanna d’Arco” (“Joan of Arc”) opens amid extra security in the wake of the Paris attacks. Guests for the gala, including leaders of politics, business and culture, will go through metal detectors before entering the Milanese opera house under the enhanced measures.

Inter’s Melo released from hospital after head injury

Inter Milan midfielder Felipe Melo has been released from hospital after undergoing medical tests following a head injury during Saturday’s 1-0 home win against Genoa, the club said. “Felipe Melo is fine and has already been discharged after overnight observation in hospital,” the club said on their official Twitter feed.

La Scala opens season under enhanced security

MILAN (AP) — La Scala’s gala season premiere of Verdi’s “Giovanna d’Arco” (“Joan of Arc”) opens amid extra security in the wake of the Paris attacks. Guests for the gala, including leaders of politics, business and culture, will go through metal detectors before entering the Milanese opera house under the enhanced measures.

La Scala opens season under enhanced security

MILAN (AP) — La Scala’s gala season premiere of Verdi’s “Giovanna d’Arco” (“Joan of Arc”) opens amid extra security in the wake of the Paris attacks. Guests for the gala, including leaders of politics, business and culture, will go through metal detectors before entering the Milanese opera house under the enhanced measures.

La Scala opens season under enhanced security

La Scala’s gala season premiere of Verdi’s “Giovanna d’Arco” (“Joan of Arc”) opens amid extra security in the wake of the Paris attacks. Guests for the gala, including leaders of politics, business and culture, will go through metal detectors before entering the Milanese opera house under the enhanced measures.

President receives mid-flight drama’s “heroic athletes”

The aircraft was flying from Frankfurt to Belgrade on Sunday when a man “threatened to open the plane door.” A statement from the president’s office said on Monday that Nikolic met with the club’s players Milan Mirkovic and Aleksej Rastvorcev, who “helped prevent the American citizen of Jordanian origin from bring down the plane.

Asamoah Gyan Hopes For Black Stars Return F

Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has lauded the qualities of midfielder Sulley Muntari as he admits the former AC Milan man will be a welcome addition to the current Black Stars setup. Muntari has not featured for the Black Stars since the debacle at the World Cup in 2014 where he was sent out of….

(Serie A) Bologna blow away Napoli

Napoli missed the chance to reclaim top spot in Serie A as they fell to a surprise 3-2 defeat at relegation-threatened Bologna yesterday and slipped to third after Fiorentina beat Udinese 3-0. Fiorentina moved second, a point behind Inter Milan and one ahead of Napoli.

Confirmed: Boateng Will Join Milan In Janua

Adriano Galliani warned Milan fans not to expect January reinforcements other than Kevin-Prince Boateng. The CEO spoke to Mediaset Premium ahead of tonight’s Serie A trip to Carpi . ‘We know that to catch up we need to win every game. Our objectives have not changed. It won’t be an easy match, but we will try to win.

The Model turner Designer: Melania Trump’s Story

Born in Slovenia in 1970, Melania Knauss-Trump started off as a model. She modeled in Paris and Milan, appearing in numerous covers over the years. After marrying billionaire Donald Trump she switched paths, and became a jewelry and watch designer. In 2010, Knauss-Trump launched her watch and….

Stoke can attract more top talent, says Hughes

Xherdan Shaqiri impressive performance in Stoke City’s dismantling of Manchester City at the weekend has left manager Mark Hughes optimistic his side will attract more top talent from Europe in the coming transfer windows. Midfielder Shaqiri, signed for a record 12 million pounds from Inter Milan in….

McNabb Scores Tiebreaking Goal, Kings Beat Lightning 3-1

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick sprays his face prior to the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Andy Andreoff, Brayden McNabb and Milan Lucic scored to lead the past the 3-1 on Sunday night.

69 items tagged with Azerbaijan

By Natalia Konarzewska. December 7th, 2015, The CACI Analyst. After meeting with Gazprom’s CEO Alexei Miller in Milan on September 25, Georgia’s Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze announced that the parties discussed increasing Russia’s transit of gas to Armenia and opened a possibility for Georgian….

Football: Inter, Fiorentina march on as Napoli, Roma slip

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Milan – Inter Milan and Fiorentina maintained their title push as fellow hopefuls Napoli and Roma dropped precious points in a dramatic weekend of Serie A action. Champions Juventus stayed in the hunt with a 2-0 win at Lazio on Friday that secured a fifth straight win for Massimiliano Allegri’s….

Top spot the goal for Juventus at Sevilla

Juventus’ forward Argentinian Paulo Dybala (hidden) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A football match between Juventus and AC Milan on November 21, 2015 at the Juventus Stadium in Turin. AFP PHOTO.

Italian champions Juventus are aiming to avoid Europe’s elite….

Italian Serie A standings

ROME, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) — Following are the Italian Serie A standings after Sunday’s matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Inter Milan ?15 10 3 2 18 ?9 ?33. Fiorentina15 10 2 3 30 12 ?32. Napoli 15 ?9 4 2 28 12 ?31. Roma15 ?8 4 3 30 18 ?28. Juventus15 ?8 3 4 22 11 ?27.

37 items tagged with South Caucasus

By Natalia Konarzewska. December 7th, 2015, The CACI Analyst. After meeting with Gazprom’s CEO Alexei Miller in Milan on September 25, Georgia’s Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze announced that the parties discussed increasing Russia’s transit of gas to Armenia and opened a possibility for Georgian….

25 items tagged with Iran

By Natalia Konarzewska. December 7th, 2015, The CACI Analyst. After meeting with Gazprom’s CEO Alexei Miller in Milan on September 25, Georgia’s Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze announced that the parties discussed increasing Russia’s transit of gas to Armenia and opened a possibility for Georgian….

150 items tagged with Russia

By Natalia Konarzewska. December 7th, 2015, The CACI Analyst. After meeting with Gazprom’s CEO Alexei Miller in Milan on September 25, Georgia’s Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze announced that the parties discussed increasing Russia’s transit of gas to Armenia and opened a possibility for Georgian….

100 items tagged with Georgia

By Natalia Konarzewska. December 7th, 2015, The CACI Analyst. After meeting with Gazprom’s CEO Alexei Miller in Milan on September 25, Georgia’s Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze announced that the parties discussed increasing Russia’s transit of gas to Armenia and opened a possibility for Georgian….

Fiorentina moves 2nd after Napoli loses 3-2 at Bologna

Fiorentina moved second, a point behind Inter Milan and one ahead of Napoli. Bologna has been a transformed side since Roberto Donadoni replaced Delio Rossi as coach. One of the players who has flourished the most is Mattia Destro and he struck twice to take his tally to four goals in as many matches under the former Italy boss.

Brave Bologna hold off Napoli

Milan: Mattia Destro hit a brace in a 3-2 win as Bologna dented Napoli’s Serie A title hopes yesterday, while Fiorentina moved up to second behind leaders Inter with a 2-0 win over Udinese. Napoli travelled to the Dall’Ara stadium expecting to maintain a long unbeaten run that has seen Maurizio….

Italy Serie A results & scorers (15th matchday)

(All times GMT) Friday 4 December. Lazio 0-2 Juventus Scorers: Gentiletti 7 (O.G), Dybala 32 Saturday 5 December Torino 1-1 Roma Scorers: Lopez 90 / Pjanic 84. Inter Milan 1-0 Genoa Scorer: Ljajic 59. Sunday 6 December Bologna 3-2 SSC Napoli Scorers: Destro 14, 60, Rossettini 21 / Higuain 87, 90.

Lopez late show stuns Roma in Torino draw

News Lopez late show stuns Roma in Torino draw Monday, December 07, 2015 – Milan—Maxi Lopez struck from the penalty spot to earn a last-gasp share of the spoils for Torino in a 1-1 draw with Roma that heaped further pressure on Rudi Garcia’s title challengers.

Football: Inter, Fiorentina march on as Napoli, Roma slip

MILAN: Inter Milan and Fiorentina maintained their title push as fellow hopefuls Napoli and Roma dropped precious points in a dramatic weekend of Serie A action. Champions Juventus stayed in the hunt with a 2-0 win at Lazio on Friday that secured a fifth straight win for Massimiliano Allegri’s men….

Italy Serie A results & fixtures (15th matchday)

(All times GMT) Friday 4 December. Lazio 0-2 Juventus Scorers: Gentiletti 7 (O.G), Dybala 32 Saturday 5 December Torino 1-1 Roma Scorers: Lopez 90 / Pjanic 84. Inter Milan 1-0 Genoa Scorer: Ljajic 59. Sunday 6 December Bologna 3-2 SSC Napoli Scorers: Destro 14, 60, Rossettini 21 / Higuain 87, 90.

Inter win to claim top spot, struggling Roma held

Milan: Inter Milan’s Adem Ljajic scored a second-half goal to secure a 1-0 home win over Genoa and provisional top spot in Serie A on Saturday, while AS Roma lost ground after conceding a last-minute penalty in a 1-1 draw at Torino. Inter picked themselves up from last weekend’s top of the table….

It may not be Gucci but Primark will do

Mega stars do not come to Cyprus; well not unless they are wearing diplomatic suits. Okay Snoop Dogg was in Napa earlier this year but that was a one-off money spinner. Usually Cyprus is way off the culture and celebrity trail. It doesn’t ooze the cool of the French Riviera or the chic of Milan.