By Stephen Whyno The Associated Press Sat., Nov. 3, 2018 Aleksander Barkov is quick to point out the NHL is so popular in Finland that tickets to two games in Helsinki sold out in less than five minutes. “It shows how much they love the game,” the Florida Panthers captain said. “There’s good reason to do that every year.” The NHL is planning just that after commissioner Gary Bettman announced initial plans for a 2019 season-opener in Prague, two regular-season games in Stockholm and exhibitions in Germany and Switzerland. The Panthers and Winnipeg Jets played the 24th and 25th regular-season games outside North America on Thursday and Friday at a packed Hartwall Arena in the Finnish capital. Read more: Opinion | Dave Feschuk: Babcock’s tough-love approach put to the test Article Continued Below Saturday NHL preview: Toronto Maple Leafs at Pittsburgh Penguins Maple Leafs call up Trevor Moore As the league sows seeds of … [Read more...] about NHL may need more day games to boost European popularity
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source Steven Tweedie Every iPhone comes with a slew of Apple’s own first-party apps. Thankfully, though, the App Store is overflowing with alternative apps, many of which are better than Apple’s. Whether you’re looking to organize your photos, get work done, or get around town, we’ve scoured the App Store for the best apps that are better than the default ones on your iPhone. Instead of Mail, use Edison Email. source EasilyDoMail.com I try new email apps all the time, but after using Outlook for a while, I’ve fallen in love with another app, Edison Email. It’s incredibly fast, highly customizable, and, most importantly, it’s both smarter and more proactive than any other email app I’ve used. It automatically scans your emails for purchases, receipts, attachments, calendar dates, and more, and it’ll automatically put those emails into separate, appropriately labeled folders that appear on your sidebar. … [Read more...] about 13 apps for your iPhone that are better than the ones Apple made
source Columbia Pictures It’s hard to imagine anyone but Ryan Coogler making “Black Panther” or Patty Jenkins making “Wonder Woman.” But there was once a time when that was a possibility, along with many other would-be superhero movies that never came to be. James Cameron wanted to make a “Spider-Man” movie, Joss Whedon wrote an infamous “Wonder Woman” script, and “Mad Max: Fury Road” director George Miller had assembled a cast for a “Justice League” movie a decade ago. These and other strange superhero movies almost saw the light of day, but were eventually scrapped. For movies like “Black Panther,” that’s a good thing. But for other movies like Miller’s “Justice League: Mortal,” it’s hard not to think about what could have been, considering last year’s Zack Snyder-directed “Justice League” movie was a major flop. Below … [Read more...] about 6 of the weirdest superhero movies that almost got made, from James Cameron’s creepy Spider-Man to Joss Whedon’s sexist Wonder Woman
Oh, to be a fly on Xi Jinping’s wall. Many Sinologists would pay dearly to be just that as the leader of the most populous nation digs in for a very long reign. Me? I’d like to see if there’s also a Donald Trump calendar on that wall – one counting down the 1,034 days left in his chaotic presidency. The dailyReport Must-reads from across Asia - directly to your inbox While Chinese President Xi doesn’t tweet, President Trump overshares. The @realDonaldTrump Twitter feed is all “id,” in the Sigmund Freud sense – a portal to Trump’s inner child. Xi, by sharp contrast, is all “superego” – a more stable sort who resists his public impulses. Because of Xi’s reticence, who knows if he’s aghast at Trump’s erraticness, trade wars and bromance with Vladimir Putin, or thanking his lucky stars. Trump, after all, is making China’s global standing great again, day by day. Either way, Xi must be … [Read more...] about Is China’s Xi falling into the traps that Deng Xiaoping warned of?
caption Jeff Bezos is in a league of his own. source Danny Moloshok/Reuters Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ net worth increased by nearly $40 billion in 2017 – the most of any billionaire, according to Forbes. When you break it down, Bezos raked in over $107 million per day in 2017. Mark Zuckerberg, Bernard Arnault, and Carlos Slim were the biggest earners behind Bezos in 2017. Several of the world’s richest people saw their wealth balloon by billions last year, but none more than Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Bezos net worth grew by $39.2 billion in 2017 – “the biggest single-year increase on the Billionaires List this century.” That’s according to Forbes’ 2017 and 2018 richest people in the world lists, which Business Insider used to calculate the daily increase in net worth of the richest people in the world. We simply found the difference between their 2017 and 2018 … [Read more...] about Jeff Bezos made an average of $107 million per day last year — here’s how much the richest people in the world earned every 24 hours