Report: Johansen has gotten no shortage of KHL offers


The Columbus Blue Jackets have started training camp without restricted free agent Ryan Johansen and Blue Jackets president John Davidson has made it clear that if he wants to play hockey this season, he’ll have to lower his demands. Or, perhaps, move to the KHL.

CSKA Moscow will directly present Johansen with a one-year, $5 million contract tonight, according to TSN’s FarhanLalji. That would be an upgrade over his last reported offer to Columbus, which was a two-year deal worth less than $10 million total, according to the New York Post. However, that offer was made on Thursday, so it presumably wasn’t accepted. Instead, Columbus has revealed that it offered Johansen a two-year, $6 million deal, along with six-year, $32 million, and eight-year, $48 million alternatives.

Johansen still isn’t likely to accept CSKA Moscow’s offer, but if he did want to play in the KHL, it wouldn’t…

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Beyonce & Jay Z Respond To Divorce Rumors During ‘On The Run’

Hollywood Life

There has been a large question mark surrounding the topic of Beyonce and Jay Z’s marriage for quite some time now. In their new HBO special, which aired on Sept. 20, the power couple is addressing the subject and you won’t believe what they have to say!

The moment we have all been waiting for is finally here — BeyonceJay Z‘s HBO concert special! All of the footage, taped in Paris, France on Sept. 13, was amazing, however, we are especially fixated on the couple finally announcing their relationship status!

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Actress, Singer Polly Bergen Dies, At 84

CBS San Francisco

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) — Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original “Cape Fear” and the first woman president in “Kisses for My President,” died Saturday, according to her publicist. She was 84.

Bergen died at her home in Southbury, Connecticut, from natural causes, said publicist Judy Katz, surrounded by family and close friends.

A brunette beauty with a warm, sultry singing voice, Bergen was a household name from her 20s onward. She made albums and played leading roles in films, stage musicals and TV dramas. She also hosted her own variety series, was a popular game show panelist, and founded a thriving beauty products company that bore her name.

In recent years, she played Felicity Huffman’s mother on “Desperate Housewives” and the past mistress of Tony Soprano’s late father on “The Sopranos.”

Bergen won an Emmy in 1958 portraying…

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Nezu Shrine Festival – Today

Tokyobling's Blog

The season for late summer festivals are not over yet! If you are in Tokyo today I recommend heading over to the Nezu Shrine right on the edge of Bunkyo Ward, not far from Ueno. It has a little bit of everything, performances, omikoshi, yatai (food and games stands) and ceremonies. Lots of fun for any age! I especially enjoy the all-female taiko drummers, whom also performed twice yesterday.

Yesterday’s festival was punctuated by a bit of rain but today looks like it will be drier. I took these photos during last year’s festival when the weather was fantastic.










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Blue Ivy Carter: Appears In Cute Home Video During ‘On The Run’

Hollywood Life

The cutest little girl in the world, Blue Ivy Carter, totally just stole the show during Beyonce and Jay Z’s ‘On The Run’ tour special.

Blue Ivy Carter, 2, is a total superstar. Making an absolutely adorable video appearance alongside her parents, Beyonce, 34, and Jay Z, 46, during their televised On The Run HBO special, the little tot blew out birthday candles, learned how to walk, and swam with my mommy on a home video played during their last song, “Forever Young.”

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Florida State avoids biggest upset of the season while Jameis Winston can only watch

For The Win

(Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports) (Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports)

It was a wild college football Saturday. Particularly in Tallahassee. Here’s what we learned and what we will be talking about into next week.

1. Jameis Winston didn’t play

Late Friday night, Florida State announced Jameis Winston was suspended for the entire Clemson game due to a “continuing investigation” after he shouted vulgar phrases on campus earlier in the week. He had previously been suspended for the first half.

Hours before kickoff, photos were tweeted of him walking into the stadium with the team. And then the ultimate happened: Winston came out on the field in full pads to warm up like he was playing. Coach Jimbo Fisher was not pleased and sent him to the locker room to change.

Did Winston misunderstand the rules of his suspension? Did he think it was OK to warm up? What exactly did Fisher tell him? It was a weird moment.

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American University in Beirut Launches Sawwaf Comics Initiative; Egyptian Comix Week Starts Tomorrow


Comics — and graphic novels — continue to blossom in Arabic-writing hotspots, including Algiers, Beirut, and Cairo:

sawwaf-comics-in1Starting tomorrow, the first edition of Between Cadres (BECA) — Egypt Comix Week — will take place in Alexandria and Cairo. It is, according to Ahram Online, “the first large scale event in Egypt dedicated to comics.”

The week of exhibitions, workshops, discussion groups, and lectures has been organized by the Alliance Française, the Goethe Institute and Sefsafa publishers. Artists from Egypt, Germany, and France will participate. They include German comic artists Isabel Kreitz and Barbara Yelin, French artists Marc-Antoine Mathieu and Jean-Marc Troubet, and Egyptians Michel Maalouf and Fawaz.

Cartooning has a long and rich history across the region — hence the Sawwaf Arabic Comics Initiative at the American University of Beirut (AUB). Mu’taz Sawwaf, whose family is supporting the initiative, said in a prepared statement that comics and cartoons have always influenced society and public opinion and continue to…

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What Disney Character Are You? Those Online Quizzes Give Marketers Info You May Not Want To Share

CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — What Disney character are you? What city should you live in? What kind of pet should you have? What precious gem are you?

If you know the answers to these questions and others like them, chances are you learned them by taking a quiz online.

According to the Wall Street Journal, online quizzes are not just idle ways to waste your time. They’ve become a virtual data goldmine for web marketers.

London-based company Visual DNA is mining that data and has built profiles on more than 300 million people using online quizzes.

Websites like BuzzFeed and Zimbio claim they don’t collect your answers for marketers, but others do. As you unwittingly answer ten simple questions, you may be handing over clues about what you like, what you buy, how old you are, your family, your values, even your credit history.

Your answers, in the hands…

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Uncurrent Events 9.21.14


Today In The Past


1192 – English king Richard I the Lion heartedcaptured

1217 – The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights.

1621 – King James of England gives Canada to Sir Alexander Sterling

1677 – John & Nicolaas van der Heyden patents fire extinguisher

1745 – Battle at Preston Pans: Bonnie Prince Charles beats English army

1776 – 5 days after British take NY, a ¼ of city burns down

1776 – Nathan Halespied on British for American rebelsarrested

1780 – Benedict Arnold gives British Major Andre plans to West Point

1837 – Charles Tiffany founded his jewelry & china stores

1860 – In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao.

1872 – John Henry Conyers of SC becomes 1st black student at Annapolis

1895 – 1st auto…

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Injury Report: Milliner Doubtful, Decker Questionable For The New York Jets

CBS New York

By Tyson Rauch

On Monday night the New York Jets (1-1) could be playing the Chicago Bears (1-1) without two very important players. Defensive back Dee Milliner did not practice on Friday and Saturday and is listed as doubtful for the prime time match-up with ankle and quadricep injuries. Wide receiver Eric Decker practiced on a limited basis on Saturday and will more than likely become a game time decision with a hamstring injury. Both of these injuries will force the Jets to rearrange their game plan to incorporate reserve players.

With Milliner out, Allen steps up

The New York Jets secondary will return to their week one lineup which consisted of Darrin Walls and Antonio Allen at the starting cornerback positions, with Calvin Pryor and Dawan Landry playing at safety. This group will be significantly tested by a Chicago passing attack that features a strong armed quarterback in Jay…

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