Canada, Venezuela, Germany, World Bank, Citi, Hollywood, South China Sea

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Canada, Venezuela, Germany, World Bank, Citi, Hollywood, South China Sea

Marc Ross Daily
February 19, 2019
Curation and commentary from 
Marc A. Ross

Reporting from Alexandria, Virginia 

Marc Ross Daily  = News + Analysis at the Intersection of Globalization + Disruption + Politics


✔️ Canada PM's chief secretary resigns amid SNC controversy

✔️ Trump urges Venezuelan military to desert 'Cuban puppet' Maduro

✔️ Cuban cigars hit record sales thanks to increasing Chinese demand

✔️ 13 states file lawsuit over Trump’s ‘national emergency’

✔️ Tiny South Africa beach restaurant crowned best in world


Uber isn't remarkable, it's better

Few ideas are new. Uber is executing the 17th century idea of taxis and the 19th century idea of telephones.

What is new are the tactics Uber is employing to execute these old ideas.

Having a service or product that allows you to be global from day one.

Having a service or product that allows you to reduce end-users burdens.

Having a service or product that allows you to reduce end-users uncertainties.

Read full post here: http://bit.ly/2SHOKMW


Senior Aide to Canada’s Trudeau resigns amid political storm: WSJ reports, Gerald Butts stepped down from his role as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s principal secretary as the fallout from a political storm focused on SNC-Lavalin continued to reverberate in the Canadian capital.

Reuters: Canada PM's chief secretary resigns amid SNC controversy

Conrad Black: The SNC-Lavalin affair is overblown, but the Liberals still bungled it: By accepting her change of positions, Wilson-Raybould has largely disqualified herself from complaining now about the motives for her so-called demotion

NYT: Venezuela’s border showdown could shift crisis

The government and the opposition face a decisive moment on Saturday, when President Nicolás Maduro’s foes have promised to bring in US aid.

Trump was expected to ask Venezuela’s military to break ranks with Mr. Maduro and to call for the immediate delivery of the shipments.

Reuters: Trump warns Venezuela military they are risking their lives and future

Guardian: Trump urges Venezuelan military to desert 'Cuban puppet' Maduro

AFP: Cuban cigars hit record sales thanks to increasing Chinese demand

Boosted by growing demand from China, sales of Cuban cigars reached a record $537 million in 2018, a seven percent increase over the previous year despite global laws against tobacco, the partially state-owned Habanos said Monday.

"China has surpassed France as the second biggest market for Habanos" behind Spain, said the cigar company's vice president Jose Maria Lopez Inchaurbe.

Minxin Pei: Why a US-China trade deal is not enough: If the US and China fail to reach a comprehensive trade agreement, bilateral trade will plummet, and the unraveling of the US-China economic relationship would accelerate. But even if an agreement is reached, that unraveling will continue, because, at its core, the trade war has always been about security.

Trump will decide if auto imports are a national security threat, as EU retaliation looms: LAT reports, companies and governments from Europe to Asia have warned Trump that tariffs on car imports would hurt the US economy and disrupt the global auto industry, which is already mired in a slump.

FT: EU threatens retaliation if US imposes punitive car tariffs

European Commission to ‘react in a swift and adequate manner’ to any levies.

US insists Europe is following Trump’s lead. Cue awkward silence: Bloomberg reports, a former German ambassador to the U.S. offered a bleak conclusion: “We have a real problem.’’

Germany's Angela Merkel makes arms export pact with France: DW reports, Germany is prepared to compromise its arms export guidelines to facilitate joint defense projects with France, according to an internal government document. France wants to continue selling weapons to Saudi Arabia.

@britainelects: Westminster voting intention:

CON: 39%
LAB: 34%
"A new centrist party opposed to Brexit": 8%
LDEM: 6%
UKIP: 5%
GRN: 2%

No need for Shinzo Abe: Trump already nominated for Nobel Peace Prize: Reuters reports, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is not saying whether or not he nominated Trump for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, but the question may be moot: the US president has been put forward by others for the prestigious award.

WP: Japan’s Abe won’t confirm Trump Nobel Prize nomination, but media reports say he made it

Kaushik Basu: Ending America’s World Bank monopoly
: David Malpass, Trump's nominee to lead the flagship development bank, appears distinctly unsuited to the job. To protect the World Bank 's work– and the interests of the world's poor – it may be time to end the tradition whereby the American candidate always wins.


A real tube carrying dreams of 600-MPH transit: NYT reports, Virgin Hyperloop One is testing a system that would put passengers in pods hurtling through vacuum tubes. Other companies are moving ahead with similar plans.

High street ‘not dead’ and could be industry hub, says report: FT reports, Britain’s high street “is not dead” and struggling town and city centres could be transformed by becoming industry hubs instead of places to shop, according to new research refuting claims that a crisis in bricks-and-mortar retail is killing then off. The Centre for Cities, an independent think-tank, said on Tuesday that local councils should shift town centre economies away from an “overreliance on retail” towards high-skilled industry, and said the belief that high streets were “dying” was misplaced.

The shrinking middle class: By the numbers: Fortune reports, the American middle-class ideal was forged in the decades after World War II, when economic growth and wage increases climbed in lockstep for nearly 30 years. That pairing dissolved abruptly in the 1970s. Between 1973 and 2017, according to the Economic Policy Institute, the productivity of the economy grew 77%—but average compensation rose only 12.4%, adjusted for inflation. This divergence coincided with a shift in economic gravity, away from manufacturing and toward services and “knowledge industries.” That shift weakened the labor unions that had helped rank-and-file workers in many professions claim a bigger share of the bounty. Just as important were tax reforms that favored investment and real estate earnings over wage income. The upshot: an economic order in which the capital-owning class enjoys great advantages—and the costs of admission to and the exclusion from that class grow ever higher.

eSports revenue: Global revenue from eSports is expected to reach a record $1.1B this year, topping $1B for the first time, up 27% from 2018 driven by advertising, sponsorship and media rights, according to a just-released report from industry research and consulting firm NewZoo.


White House defends Trump’s emergency declaration amid mounting challenges: WP reports, critics have seized on recent comments by President Trump as proof that he did not need to declare an emergency at the southern border. “I could do the wall over a longer period of time,” he said last week.

13 states file lawsuit over Trump’s ‘national emergency’

America's UN Ambassador? Trump is considering four people to be his next UN ambassador: Goldman Sachs partner Dina Powell, the current ambassadors to Canada and Germany, Kelly Craft and Richard Grenell, and John James, a former Republican US Senate candidate from Michigan, according to people familiar with the matter.

@thehill: Obamas expected not to endorse anyone in 2020 Dem primary: report 

Auto industry lines up against possible US tariffs: Reuters reports, the US auto industry urged President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday not to saddle imported cars and auto parts with steep tariffs, after the US Commerce Department sent a confidential report to the White House late on Sunday with its recommendations for how to proceed.

"Aluminum tariffs are costing breweries nearly $350 million a year and putting around 20,000 beer-related jobs at risk."  


Get interviewed on a podcast - do this five times this year.


Amazon in NYC: Despite scratching plans for an HQ2 in Queens, the company has more than 800 open positions in New York City.

Apple is shaking up leadership and reordering priorities across its services, artificial intelligence, hardware and retail divisions as it works to reduce the company’s reliance on iPhone sales.

Facebook joins Amazon and Google in AI chip race: Company needs faster hardware for smart digital assistant and real-time video moderation.

Facebook targeted in scathing report by British parliament: NYT reports, after 18 months investigating Facebook and online misinformation, a British parliamentary committee issued a scathing report on Monday, accusing the company of breaking data privacy and competition laws and calling for new regulations to rein in the technology industry. Repeated scandals involving Facebook and other tech companies demand more government oversight, the committee concluded, including laws making internet companies legally liable for content shared on their websites.

“The era of self-regulation for tech companies should come to an end,” said Damian Collins, the chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, which published the report.

Hollywood faces uncertainty in China as the film business slows: LAT reports, many film executives and producers are increasingly frustrated by the restrictions and unpredictability of the world’s second largest film market.

Citi CEO says machines may cut thousands of call center jobs: US bank can use tech to serve customers better and more cheaply, says Mike Corbat.

Call centers...... 

Honda set to close Swindon plant in blow to UK manufacturing: Move would place 3,500 jobs at risk just weeks before Brexit.


Tiny South Africa beach restaurant crowned best in world: AFP reports, The Wolfgat -- whose six mostly female staff have no formal training -- opened just two years ago in a 130-year-old cottage and cave on the beach at Paternoster. Chef Kobus van der Merwe, who did not begin to cook seriously until he was 30, forages every day for ingredients on the wild Atlantic shore of the Western Cape near his Wolfgat restaurant, where he also makes his own bread and butter.

Book a table here: https://www.wolfgat.co.za/


Mikaela Shiffrin won her fourth consecutive world championship in the slalom.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy to retire after this season.

@AP_Sports: Man United defeats Chelsea, advances to FA Cup quarterfinals

Soccer Matches:  Champions League - Round of 16 - Leg 1 of 2:

Lyon v Barca @ 3:00 pm ET
Liverpool v Bayern @ 3:00 pm ET

Atletico Madrid v Juventus - Wednesday @ 3:00 pm ET
Schalke 04 v Man. City -Wednesday @ 3:00 pm ET 

ZTE, Facebook, Ralph Lauren, Politico, SoulCycle, Hollywood, Flipkart

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✔️ EU setting global privacy standards

✔️ Britons dash to become German before Brexit

✔️ Why the US-China trade truce may not last

✔️ 'I’m sorry,' Zuckerberg tells EU Parliament

✔️ Why do Americans stay when their town has no future? 


ZTE saga highlights new influence of small US regulatory agency housed in the Commerce Department

The Trump administration has charged the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) with determining which new technology should face export restrictions, in what would be the biggest expansion of the agency’s purview since the Cold War. The agency’s broadening role has alarmed some people in the tech industry, who have had few dealings with the obscure agency.

The little-known division of the US Commerce Department is expected to gain new authority to regulate technology exports.

Technology executives are only beginning to assess how they could be affected by new export limits. Historically, the roughly 450-person BIS, with an annual budget of a little more than $100 million, has operated in relative obscurity, overseeing the export of sensitive technologies that have both commercial and military applications—so-called “dual-use” items. The agency, which has offices in Silicon Valley, also enforces sanctions that prohibit exports to countries the US deems as threats, including Syria, Iran and North Korea.

American tech companies have been on edge since the Trump administration in December unveiled his “America First” security plan that calls for protecting emerging US technology from being copied by overseas competitors. The responsibility for carrying out those goals falls largely to BIS. 

The Information has an excellent write-up on the agency and its oversight of ZTE. You can read it here: http://bit.ly/2LjXWjm


EU setting global privacy standards: Most big internet companies are planning to offer global users most of the protections required by the law, known as GDPR.

AFP: Macron shuns ‘new’ plan, wants more jobs to tackle deprived suburbs

NYT: Macron vowed to make France a ‘start-up nation.’ Is it getting there?

"When President Emmanuel Macron took office, he took pains to include two iPhones in his official portrait, a symbol of his penchant for technology."

Could Britain have an election in 2018? It’s not impossible: Bloomberg reports, could Britain, which had referendums in 2014 and 2016 and elections in 2015 and 2017, have another vote in 2018? Politicians laugh nervously at the idea, but know that deadlock over Brexit makes it possible. The pound fell to its lowest level this year on Monday amid speculation another snap vote could be called after the Sunday Times said some Conservative lawmakers are privately preparing for one.

The Times: Take UK out of customs union as fast as possible, Boris Johnson tells Theresa May

Britons dash to become German before Brexit
: Reuters reports, driven by the prospect of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union next year, the number of British passport holders who became German citizens jumped by 162 percent last year, Germany’s Federal Statistics Office said on Wednesday.

Germany in the age of Trump: Handelsblatt Global reports, as the foreign ministers of Germany and the US meet in Washington for damage control, a foreign-policy expert ponders what Germany should do now that Donald Trump has canceled the "partnership in leadership."

@dwnews: In Germany, a woman leads the country, but there isn't a single female CEO in any of its top businesses

North Korea: Trump said yesterday that he would cancel a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un unless Kim first consented to a list of unspecified conditions.

Why the US-China trade truce may not last: Bloomberg reports, the US and China declared a truce in their trade dispute over the weekend, but that will prove temporary if the world’s two largest economies fail to deliver on their vague commitments to re-balance trade. The truce is “little more than a brief de-escalation of tensions,” said Eswar Prasad, a trade policy professor at Cornell University and former head of the IMF’s China unit. “The fundamental differences on trade and other economic issues remain unresolved.”

$53,987 = Per capita GDP in Shanghai

China said its Foreign Minister Wang Yi would visit Washington today.

US seeks greater scrutiny of China tech investment: FT reports, bipartisan support for bill to enable review of minority stakes in start-ups. A key Senate committee on Tuesday is beginning the process of negotiating the final details of a bill that its authors said would give the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US more powers and increase scrutiny of Chinese investments, particularly in tech companies.

Senators urge Trump to take hard line in dealings with China: Reuters reports, at least 27 of the 100 US senators, both Democrats and President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans, urged his administration on Tuesday not to soften restrictions on the transfer of US technology to China. “There can be no question that China seeks to surpass the US both economically and militarily and become the world’s foremost superpower, and neither the federal government nor private US companies should aid and abet that effort,” the senators said in a letter, whose signatories included Chuck Schumer, the top Senate Democrat, and John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican.

You can see the letter here: http://bit.ly/2s0GBUw

US and China cannot escape technology war: Beijing won't relent in a state-led drive that Washington is bound to challenge.
Nikkei - James Crabtree


WSJ: Rare bipartisan deal rolls back postcrisis banking regulation

: Employment in each of America’s top 10 steel cities has grown slower than the US average—or actually declined—since Trump announced plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

GA-GOV: Stacey Abrams became the first black woman to be a major party’s nominee for governor after she won Georgia’s Democratic primary.

Can Paul Ryan make it through to January as House Speaker? NYT reports, Mr. Ryan pledged to finish out his term when he announced his retirement. But with Republicans in revolt on both his right and his left, he is stuck in the middle, with no clear path forward.

WP: Ryan losing grip on House GOP conference as midterms approach

LAT: California has moved to the left, and Dianne Feinstein is following in her bid for a fifth term

NYT - Andrew Ross Sorkin: An artless negotiation from the president who penned ‘The Art of the Deal’

NYT - Paul Krugman: Why a trade war with China isn’t ‘easy to win’ (slightly wonkish) https://nyti.ms/2LnmBU7

The Times: Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy ‘lobbied for $1bn in contracts’

"A top fundraiser for President Trump allegedly led a secret effort to diplomatically isolate Qatar as part of a plan to win $1 billion in business contracts from its regional rivals."

A big shoe drops in the Mueller probe, as the Taxi King flips: WP reports, a former business partner of Trump attorney Michael Cohen appears to have gotten a very sweet deal from prosecutors. That should frighten Cohen and Trump.

Evgeny A. Friedman, the business partner of Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen, has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. 


Hollywood is hoping for a box-office rebound with a slew of summer blockbusters, including “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” “Incredibles 2” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” 

China surpassed North America to become the world's largest movie market during the first quarter of 2018.

@CNBCnow: BREAKING: Comcast says it is in the advanced stages of preparing all-cash bid for Fox assets

Politico is launching a content-sharing partnership with the South China Morning Post.

This is a really, really, big deal.

The Alibaba + Jack Ma + China + Politico partnership is super interesting on many levels - easily could be the biggest cultural and commercial US-China tie-up of significance this year. 

I am keen to see how this plays out and both sides of the Pacific. 

How the ‘world’s most comfortable shoe’ is challenging Nike and Adidas: WSJ reports, driven by word-of-mouth sales and an eco-focus, San Francisco's Allbirds has sold over a million shoes in two years. But can this Silicon Valley success story last?

@marcbain_: Americans aren't buying all-American brand Ralph Lauren so much these days. North America sales dropped 15% for the year

Barclays explores mergers with rival banks: FT reports, private talks with StanChart form part of contingency plans after investor pressure.

Nikkei: Honda to tie up with world's largest battery maker in China

Foxconn to cut back
initial investment in $10 billion Wisconsin plant: Nikkei reports, Foxconn's shift to making diversifying displays for cars, personal computers, tablets, mobile devices, televisions and niche products is a change from its previous plan to churn out large panels, mainly for TVs, at the new plant.

AFP: 'I’m sorry,' Zuckerberg tells EU Parliament

's takeover of Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart is moving forward, after SoftBank agreed to sell the U.S. firm its entire 21% stake in Flipkart. 

Starbucks app: More than 23.4 million people will open the Starbucks app to pay for their coffee or tea at least once every six months in 2018, according to eMarketer.

When it comes to marketing, often it is best to make it obvious: The Big Ass Fans brand was originally called the HVLS Fan Company.

Yelp seeks to revive EU antitrust complaint against Google.


How Americans watch television:

- 67% of TV viewers switch to another channel when a commercial advertisement comes on, per Nielsen.

- Sports and news are the two genres users still overwhelmingly watch live.

- There are roughly 500 scripted TV series today, compared to roughly 200 in 2010, according to FX's annual Networks Research report.

- 70.3% of the American population — will regularly use another digital device while watching TV this year.

AI: In a survey of Fortune 500 CEOs this year, a majority of respondents—54%—said AI was “very important” to the future of their companies. That’s up from just 39% last year,


Here's Bill Gates summer reading listhttp://bit.ly/2LlL0Jz

RIP: Philip Roth, a pre-eminent figure of 20th-century literature, died Tuesday night in Manhattan at the age of 85.

Why do Americans stay when their town has no future? Family and community are the only things left in Adams County, Ohio, as the coal-fired power plants abandon ship and the government shrugs. https://bloom.bg/2IKHvuQ


The BOF Podcast Episode 43: How SoulCycle scales community: Chief executive Melanie Whelan discusses how to successfully build a community around an experience and why people are key to maintaining SoulCycle's special culture.  http://bit.ly/2J0OF1m


NBA Playoffs:

BOS v CLE - Series tied 2-2 | Game 5 tonight @ 8:30 pm

GSW v HOU - Series tied 2-2 | Game 5 tomorrow @ 9:00 pm

NHL Playoffs:

Capitals v Lightning - Series tied 3-3 | Game 7 tonight @ 8:00 pm

Vegas Golden Knights are prepping for the Stanly Cup finals by enjoying all you can eat buffets on The Strip. 

Caracal Business Insider | December 13, 2017

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Westminster, Alabama, Sri Lanka, Hollywood, New York City

Caracal Business Insider | Daily
December 13, 2017
Curation and commentary from Marc A. Ross

Caracal Business Insider = Global Business News at the Intersection of Politics + Policy + Profits.

Reporting from Alexandria, Virginia

Happy Hanukkah! 

What @caracalglobal is watching today:

✔️ The future of Tory leader Ruth Davidson

✔️ Moon in China

✔️ Sri Lanka + Debt + Major Port to China

✔️ Google opens AI lab in China

✔️ Disney + Streaming + the future of Hollywood



Tory leader Ruth Davidson hints future may lie at Westminster: The Times reports, Ruth Davidson has suggested that she could make the switch from Holyrood to Westminster. The Tory leader suggested “conversations” could take place after the next Scottish parliament elections, although she insisted that she would only run for a Scottish seat and not a safe Conservative seat south of the border. But her comments come amid speculation that she could be a future leader of the UK Conservatives after her success in transforming the party’s fortunes in Scotland.

UK Chancellor Philip Hammond to unveil series of UK-China deals: Sky News reports, the chief executive of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) will join Philip Hammond on a trade mission to China this week aimed at demonstrating post-Brexit trade opportunities for Britain's financial services sector, as well as delivering a boost to the embattled company.

EU prepares to discuss a long-delayed trade deal with Britain: WSJ reports, following a Brexit divorce accord, European leaders may finally authorize negotiations on the outlines of a future trade deal

US prepares to open doors on billion-dollar London embassy: Reuters reports, the United States’ diplomatic team in London, custodians of one of the most significant bilateral relationships of the last 100 years, will next month move into a new home: a billion-dollar, 12-story glass cube overlooking the River Thames. Britain’s closest ally will leave behind an imposing 1960 stone and the concrete embassy in London’s upmarket Grosvenor Square - an area known as ‘Little America’ during World War Two when the square also housed the military headquarters of General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

EU, Japan, and US to ramp up trade pressure on China: FT reports, the three economies will target ‘severe excess capacity’ in sectors like steel.

The Times: Turnbull government in peril over claims of Chinese influence

Moon's China trip tests his leadership amid North Korean crisis: Nikkei reports, South Korean business community hopes for withdrawal of Chinese sanctions sparked by THAAD.

Bloomberg: China reaps reward of softer diplomatic approach with Moon’s visit

CNN: Tillerson says
US won't set preconditions for North Korea talks

Sri Lanka, struggling with debt, hands a major port to China: NYT reports, struggling to pay its debt to Chinese firms, the nation of Sri Lanka formally handed over the strategic port of Hambantota to China on a 99-year lease last week, in a deal that government critics have said threatens the country’s sovereignty. In recent years, China has shored up its presence in the Indian Ocean, investing billions of dollars to build port facilities and plan maritime trade routes as part of its “One Belt, One Road” initiative to help increase its market reach.

Europeans issue warning to Trump on tax overhaul: FT reports, the UK, France, and Germany lead accusations bill would flout global agreements.


WSJ: Democrat Jones captures Alabama seat, weakening Republicans’ hold on Senate

NYT: Democrat pulls off an upset in Alabama

FT: Trump suffers setback in Alabama Senate election

From Politico Influence: SPOTTED: Lunching at Bullfeathers today, according to a PI tipster: Steve Bannon, Sean Spicer and Matt Keelen of the Keelen Group.

BTW - I was Steve Bannon - More and more people think I look like Steve Bannon daily and the real Steve Bannon wasn't in the restaurant for lunch yesterday - trust me.


Kellogg is doubling down on cereal cafes: Bloomberg reports, the food giant is opening a cavernous new café in Manhattan’s Union Square that will be five times larger than the concept it started in Times Square last year. The cafe will be fitted out with an Instagram station equipped with props and professional lighting to lure social media-obsessed millennials.

Verizon has agreed to a multi-year streaming partnership with the National Football League, with various reports indicating Verizon will pay between $2.25 billion and $2.5 billion over five years.

Disney’s deal for 21st Century Fox is said to be close: NYT reports, Disney is poised to complete a once-unthinkable bid to buy most of Rupert Murdoch’s movie and television empire.  The $60 billion-plus acquisition that would supercharge Disney’s global streaming-service ambitions, threaten to undercut Silicon Valley’s entertainment aspirations, and most likely prompt further consolidation in Hollywood.

@CNBCTopStories: Cryptocurrency market now worth $500 billion, more than Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway http://cnb.cx/2z7GsCK 

Twitter rolled out a new feature that will allow users of the social media platform to more easily create "tweetstorms."

Google launching artificial intelligence research center in China: Reuters reports, Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it is opening an artificial intelligence (AI) research center in China to target the country's local talent, even as the U.S. search firm's products remain blocked in the country.

@verge: Google opens Chinese AI lab, says 'science has no borders’ 

FT Person of the Year: Susan Fowler: The software engineer who lifted the lid on sexual harassment at Uber and inspired women to speak out. https://goo.gl/wzMF8W

Caixin: Honda invests in Chinese car-sharing platform

@WSJ: Toyota sees half of sales coming from hybrids, EVs by 2020

In spending spree, European mall operator bets on Westfield: DealBook reports, In recent years, the news has been nothing but bad for malls. But now, a megadeal is signaling that there may still be life after all in the American mall — especially the luxury version. On Tuesday, the European property company Unibail-Rodamco said it had agreed to acquire the Westfield Corporation for $15.7 billion.


Homeland season 7 trailer: The president must be stopped https://goo.gl/DTzvav

Star Wars returns to the big screen this weekend with its latest installment: “The Last Jedi.”

A drone’s-eye view of NYC https://goo.gl/PNsmLD


This Premier League player’s position? Left out. Fans think Stuart Taylor has it made: a Premier League salary and a job he is rarely asked to perform. But his career isn’t the one he saw for himself. https://goo.gl/LAKhhT