Worldwide International Game Previews of the World: 23 April 2013

by J.R.

WWIGPOTW is a look at the day’s Conference III games for III Communication readers from around the world. Today we welcome our visitors from Nepal.

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Avalanche at Blues, 7 PM (अवलांच अत ब्लुएस , 5:45 AM)

Records: Avalanche (15-23-7, 37 points, 5th in Northwest, 7th in Conference III); Blues (26-17-2, 54 points, 2nd in Central, 2nd in Conference III)

Last Time They Met: Jamie McGinn had two goals and Matt Duchene the winner in a 5-3 Avs win Sunday.

Last 10: Colorado 3-4-3; St. Louis 7-3-0

Did You Know? As one might expect, there are a lot of avalanches in Nepal. The blue border on Nepal’s weirdly-shaped flag represents peace.

Keep An एए On: David Backes has three points in three games.

What They’re Saying: Actress Nisha Adhikari and actor Arjun Karki are climbing Mt. Everest without taking permission from the Ministry of Tourism. This was revealed as there were no names of Adhikari and Karki in the letter from the Ministry of Tourism sent to Everest Pollution Control Committee (EPCC), state-owned news agency RSS reported. Climbing from the Seven Summit Trek Expedition, they are in the base camp now. One cannot go above the camp unless permission is taken but they have returned from the above camp. As it takes more than three months for taking permission for climbing Everest, they were taken as high altitude workers, Seven-Summit Trek Expedition Chief Mingmar Sherpa told RSS.  — “Film actors Nisha, Arjun climbing Mt Everest without permission” from Nepal News.

Jets at Capitals, 6 PM (जेट्स अत चपिताल्स , 4:45 AM)

Records: Jets (24-19-3, 51 points, 2nd in Southeast, 4th in Conference III); Capitals (25-18-2, 52 points, 1st in Southeast)

Last Time They Met: It was a comprehensive 6-1 Washington win March 22.

Last 10: Winnipeg 6-3-1; Washington 9-1-0

Did You Know? The Nepalese Army Air Service flies mostly helicopters and, as yet, no jets. When the Gorkha Kingdom defeated the Malla Confederation in 1768, it declared Kathmandu its capital city.

Keep An एए On: Andrew Ladd, named the NHL’s First Star of the Week with 10 points in five games.

What They’re Saying:  The Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has paid Rs. 43.5 million (US$ 500,000) in advance to the European aircraft manufacturer, Airbus, for the purchase of two aircraft for international operation on Monday. As per the agreement, the national flag carrier has to clear 22 percent of the amount before the purchase of the airbus while 78 percent after the purchase. The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) had agreed to provide Rs. 13.5 billion loan to the corporation on Saturday after the government’s guarantee. The corporation and aircraft company had signed a revised memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the purchase of two A320-200 aircraft on April 5. As per the deal, the air manufacturer will provide both aircraft in March 2015.  — “NAC pays Rs. 43 m in advance for two aircraft” from Nepal News.

Flames at Predators, 7 PM (फ्लामेस अत प्रेदतोर्स , 5:45 AM)

Records: Flames (19-22-4, 42 points, 3rd in Northwest); Predators (15-21-9, 39 points, 5th in Central, 6th in Conference III)

Last Time They Met: Mike Fisher had two goals in a 5-3 Predators win that snapped a four-game losing streak March 21.

Last 10: Calgary 6-4-0; Nashville 1-7-2

Did You Know? The election symbol of the Madhesi Jana Adhikar Forum political party is a hand holding a flame. Tigers, clouded leopards and snow leopards all live in Nepal.

Keep An एए On: Warning Track Power Bobby Butler is trying to earn a contract with goals in consecutive games and three in his last four for Nashville.

What They’re Saying:  Three people were arrested with illegal leopard skin from Balkot of Bhaktapur district on Sunday. A police team deployed from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CIB) arrested three people including Shree Krishna Karki (19), Bikku Karki (20) and Anil Neupane (18) with a leopard skin. All the accused have been handed over to the Bhaktapur District Office for further investigations.  — “Three held with leopard skin” from Nepal News.

Kings at Wild, 7 PM (किंग्स अत विल्ड , 5:45 AM)

Records: Kings (26-14-5, 57 points, 2nd in Pacific); Wild (24-18-3, 51 points, 2nd in Northwest, 3rd in Conference III)

Last Time They Met: Jonathan Bernier got the shutout in a 3-0 Kings win April 4.

Last 10: Los Angeles 6-2-2; Minnesota 3-6-1

Did You Know? The monarchy was abolished in Nepal in 2008 after the assassination of most of the royal family by the crown prince in 2001 and years of civil strife. What a wild scene!

Keep An एए On: Zach Parise has four points in five games.

What They’re Saying:  Speaking at a programme in the Capital on Tuesday, Paudel said that NC needs to secure a two-third majority in the new CA to ensure that a democratic constitution is drafted. “The CA could not produce a constitution due to the ultra left and the right,” added the NC leader.He said that it was not certain that elections would take place in November. — “Election will be contest between democratic, undemocratic forces: Paudel” from Nepal News.

Stars at Sharks, 9 PM (स्तरस अत शर्क्स , 7:45 AM)

Records: Stars (22-19-4, 48 points, 4th in Pacific, 5th in Conference III); Sharks (24-14-7, 55 points, 3rd in Pacific)

Last Time They Met: Alex Chiasson got the game winner in a 2-1 Stars win.

Last 10: Dallas 6-3-1; San Jose 6-3-1

Did You Know? No sharks in Nepal, but the country’s first planetarium is at the Everest Science Center in Amahibehala.

Keep An एए On: That old warrior Ray Whitney has 11 points in eight games.

What They’re Saying:  Nepali national cricket team on Tuesday left for Bermuda to participate in the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3 scheduled to start from April 28 to May 5, 2013. The team comprising 14 players and five officials flew to Bermuda after getting visa from the British High Commission in New Delhi. The team’s travel to Bermuda was uncertain until yesterday as the players did not get transit visa promptly. The team left via India. — “Nepal’s cricket team off to Bermuda as they finally get visa” from Nepal News.

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