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  1. Fans might not have seen the final dragon soaring over Westeros. HBO is nearing a pilot commitment for a prequel series based on the “Game of Thrones” companion book “Fire & Blood,” sources have confirmed to Variety. The book tells stories of previous Targaryen kings, like Aegon the Conqueror, the first ruler of Westeros, and Aegon the Dragonbane, all of whom are ancestors of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) who appear in the recently finished mega-hit series. The prospective pilot hails from Martin and “Colony” co-creator and executive producer Ryan Condal, and would be set 300 years before the events of the original series, exploring the beginning of the end for House Targaryen. Fans might not have seen the final dragon soaring over Westeros. HBO is nearing a pilot commitment for a prequel series based on the “Game of Thrones” companion book “Fire & Blood,” sources have confirmed to Variety. The book tells stories of previous Targaryen kings, like Aegon the Conqueror, the first ruler of Westeros, and Aegon the Dragonbane, all of whom are ancestors of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) who appear in the recently finished mega-hit series. The prospective pilot hails from Martin and “Colony” co-creator and executive producer Ryan Condal, and would be set 300 years before the events of the original series, exploring the beginning of the end for House Targaryen. HBO declined comment. Author George R. R. Martin had previously hinted via his blog that one of the prequel series would be based on the companion book. The cabler originally announced that five spinoff series were in the works. The only other one to be moving forward to date is set thousands of years before the original series and will star Naomi Watts in a leading role. That series, which is currently in post-production, will plunge into its darkest hour after the Age of Heroes ended long ago. Martin informally referred to the series as “The Long Night” in a blog post, alluding to the winter that lasted a generation nearly 10,000 years ago, and caused widespread terror and famine. The show will explore the origins of the White Walkers, the mysteries of Essos and the legends of the early Stark family. The rest of the cast for that other series includes Josh Whitehouse, Miranda Richardson, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, and Jamie Campbell Bower. Jane Goldman will serve as showrunner and co-created the series with Martin, and S.J. Clarkson will direct the pilot and executive produce. Deadline first reported the development news. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/game-of-thrones-targaryen-prequel-series-in-the-works-at-hbo-1203334348/
  2. it was really a non-event. weird scheduling, weird day to hold, no starpower in the lineup! next year hopefully they bring it
  3. https://beta.music.apple.com/us/browse
  4. It's in Ukrainian or Russian or something, but apparently the only dialogue in this trailer is Harley Quinn saying "I'm so fucking over clowns." And here's better quality, but won't embed: https://www.reddit.com/r/DC_Cinematic/comments/cxun6b/video_birds_of_prey_hd_teaser/
  5. https://www.aol.com/article/finance/2019/08/23/jimmy-johns-boycott-ceo-jimmy-john-liautaud-elephant-hunting-photo-goes-viral/23800248/ Jimmy John Liautaud, who founded the company and currently serves as its chairman, has previously been criticized by animal rights groups for his love of big game hunting. Photos of Liautaud posing with dead "trophy" animals first emerged on the internet in 2011, according to Snopes. But Friday, responses to a Tweet posted in April — which included a photo of the CEO giving a thumbs up while sitting on top of a dead elephant — began trending on Twitter.
  6. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige won’t produce any further Spider-Man films because of an inability by Disney and Sony Pictures to reach new terms that would have given the former a co-financing stake going forward. A dispute that has taken place over the past few months at the top of Disney and Sony has essentially nixed Feige, and the future involvement of Marvel from the Spider-Man universe, sources said. This comes at a moment when the last two films Kevin Feige produced broke all-time records — Disney’s Avengers: Endgame became the highest grossing film of all time, and Spider-Man: Far From Home this week surpassed the James Bond film Skyfallto become the all time highest grossing film for Sony Pictures. Sources said there are two more Spider-Man films in the works and the studio hopes to have director Jon Watts and Tom Holland front and center, though Watts doesn’t have a deal for the next picture and isn’t a lock to return. That isn’t helped by that fact that, unless something dramatic happens, Feige won’t be the lead creative producer of those pictures. There is a lot of webbing here, but it all comes down to money, and it’s easy to understand why both sides refused to give ground. Disney asked that future Spider-Man films be a 50/50 co-financing arrangement between the studios, and there were discussions that this might extend to other films in the Spider-Man universe. Sony turned that offer down flat. Sources said that Sony, led by Tom Rothman and Tony Vinciquerra, came back with other configurations, but Disney didn’t want to do that. But Sony did not want to share its biggest franchise. Sure Disney would be putting up half the funding, but the risk is in how much you are going to make back in profit. Disney wasn’t at all interested in continuing the current terms where Marvel receives in the range of 5% of first dollar gross, sources said. Now, it’s easy to say that Feige has enough on his plate, especially after taking control of the X-Men universe in the Fox acquisition, including the Deadpool franchise, along with architecting the next phase of the Marvel superhero universe and building movies and shows for Disney +. But I’m told Feige loves Spider-Man, arguably the biggest superhero character in the Marvel canon. He would have continued if Disney and Sony could have reached new deal terms. Essentially this means that Sony will have to try to win a championship without Michael Jordan. After all, Feige’s first decade at Marvel is largely unblemished and his consistency has been nothing short of historic: even George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson haven’t seen everything turn into a hit, and so maybe only James Cameron has the success record that Feige has achieved. But Feige has done it all in the last 10 years, producing and overseeing 23 superheros, with not a flop in the bunch. They’ve all been number one openers that have collectively grossed $26.8 billion. Feige this year became the producer of the top grossing film ever for two studios — Sony and Disney — and he produced three of the top four highest grossing films this year in Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel and Spider-Man: Far From Home. This after scoring the first ever Best Picture Oscar nom for a superhero film last year with Black Panther. I can’t think of a Hollywood producer/executive who has done anything close to this. And the launch of the new iteration of Spider-Man was done brilliantly with Marvel’s support and help. It has been a boon to both studios. Tom Holland’s character was introduced in the Joe & Anthony Russo-directed 2016 blockbuster Captain America: Civil War, the film that set up the two record breaking Avengers films. Sony’s first rebooted Spidey film, 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, rode that Marvel wave and grossed $880 million worldwide, and then the webslinger was a key character in the two Avengers films, leading to the Spidey sequel that this week became Sony’s top grossing film ever. Sources said Disney’s top brass for the past several months has sought new terms for Feige and the Marvel cross-pollination to continue. As the Spider-Man relationship grew, Feige and Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman spoke about the possibility of a wider involvement in the Sony-controlled Spider-man universe, which contains 900 characters. It is understandable that the fiscally shrewd Rothman would balk at giving up half of Sony’s biggest franchise to Marvel. After all, Marvel already owns the merchandising on Spider-Man. Does the Mouse really need half of the movie universe also? Sony so far has decided that as valuable as Feige is, Disney is asking too high a price. Sources said that Sony reasoned that they will be fine, without Feige. The creative template has been set on the Spider-Man films, and Watt and Holland are in place along with Amy Pascal, who became producer with Feige after she exited the executive suite after presiding over the previous Spider-man iterations directed by Sam Raimi and Marc Webb as Sony Pictures chief. And sources note that Venom was a problem picture and far from the polished product that grossed $856 million worldwide, until Rothman himself spent a good long time in the editing room helping to get it there. https://deadline.com/2019/08/kevin-feige-spider-man-franchise-exit-disney-sony-dispute-avengers-endgame-captain-america-winter-soldier-tom-rothman-bob-iger-1202672545/
  7. Madam President defending her popular vote win! #TheLegitimatePresident
  8. Mexican police found nine bodies hanging from an overpass Thursday alongside a drug cartel banner threatening rivals, and seven more corpses hacked up and dumped by the road nearby. Just down the road were three more bodies, for a total of 19. The killing spree in the western city of Uruapan marked a return to the grisly massacres carried out by drug cartels at the height of Mexico's 2006-2012 drug war, when piles of bodies were dumped on roadways as a message to authorities and rival gangs. Two of the bodies hung by ropes from the overpass by their necks, half naked, were women, as was one of the dismembered bodies. While the banner was not completely legible, it bore the initials of the notoriously violent Jalisco drug cartel, and mentioned the Viagras, a rival gang. "Be a patriot, kill a Viagra," the banner read in part. Adrian Lopez, the attorney general for the western state of Michoacan, said the killings appeared to be part of a turf war. "Certain criminal gangs are fighting over territory, to control activities related to drug production distribution and consumption," Lopez said. "Unfortunately, this conflict results in these kinds of acts that justifiably alarm the public." For years, Mexican cartels had seemed loath to draw attention to themselves with mass public displays of bodies. Instead, the gangs went to great lengths to hide bodies, by creating clandestine burial pits or dissolving corpses in caustic chemicals. But the Jalisco gang, which has gained a reputation for directly challenging authorities, appears to have returned to showy killings as a way to intimidate rivals. In 2011, the then-smaller Jalisco cartel dumped 35 bodies on an expressway in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz. In 2012, the Zetas drug cartel dumped 49 decapitated bodies on a highway in northern Mexico, and that same year they strung nine bodies from an overpass and left 14 severed heads near the city hall. Meanwhile, in another part of Mexico, an angry crowd beat and hung five suspected kidnappers, leaving some of their bodies dangling from trees. The suspects had been detained by about 180 villagers in the central state of Puebla. The state government said police and soldiers were sent to the area to try to stop the attack, but villagers from the hamlets of Tepexco and Cohuecan wouldn't let them. https://start.att.net/news/read/category/news/article/the_associated_press-bodies_hung_from_bridge_trees_in_mexico_lynching_g-ap
  9. A 13-year-old boy with Down syndrome has been raped by an employee at a special needs school in South Africa, according to reports. The worker, reported to be a groundsman, is alleged to have assaulted the boy after locking him in a classroom at the Actonville Training Centre Special School in Benoni on August 5. The child's mother, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said she found the boy in the classroom after searching for him with teachers. "We walked around the school calling out his name but he did not respond. I was scared and confused and didn't know where else I would look for him," the mother told the South African daily newspaper Sowetan. The mother said she saw the suspect running through the corridor, before slowing down when he saw her walking with the school's teachers while looking for the boy. She claimed the worker then told them that the boy was probably asleep in one of the classrooms. "He went to one classroom and unlocked it. It was strange that my son came out immediately—not like someone who was asleep—but like someone who had been up and was waiting for the door to be opened," the mother added. "I didn't pay much attention to it because I was happy to have found him." The mother found something strange in the boy's behavior at the time but said nothing. When they got home, she noticed bloodstains and semen on his underwear, which is when the child informed her he'd been raped. "He said this was when I was looking for him and that [the suspect] beat him and threatened to kill him if he responded to my calls," she added. The mother claimed that after reporting the alleged attack, the school did not immediately suspend the suspect, who continued working on the grounds. Gauteng Education spokesman Steve Mabona denied the mother's version of events and said the worker was suspended immediately and that he is due to appear at a disciplinary process in due course. "The matter has been reported to the police and we will request the police to escalate this sensitive case to the province for necessary attention," Mabona said. Benoni police spokesperson Captain Nomsa Sekele told Independent Online: "I can confirm that a rape case has been opened and no one has been arrested yet." Speaking to SABC, Gauteng police spokeswoman Brigadier Mathapelo Peters added: "There is unfortunately no conclusive evidence to link any person. "We need to make sure that if we do arrest any person that has been named, we must be sure that this person really committed the crime so that at the end of the day, the police don't sit with a case of unlawful arrest against them." https://start.att.net/news/read/article/newsweek-13yearold_boy_with_down_syndrome_raped_by_staff_me-rnewsweek/category/news
  10. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-s-green-new-deal-president-reportedly-considering-buying-greenland-n1042966?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma How many years left for elections? US better hurry up.
  11. Authorities this weekend announced they had foiled three potential mass shootings after arresting three men in different states who expressed interest in or threatened to carry them out. All three cases were brought to authorities' attention thanks to tips from the public. Here's what we know about them. In Connecticut, 22-year-old Brandon Wagshol was arrested after authorities said he had expressed interest in committing a mass shooting on Facebook, according to a statement from the FBI and the Norwalk Police Department. He faces four charges of illegal possession of large capacity magazines, and is being held on a $250,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court September 6. According to the statement, authorities received a tip that Wagshol was trying to buy large capacity rifle magazines from out of state. As the FBI and the Norwalk Police Department were investigating the tip, they discovered Wagshol was trying to build his own rifle and had allegedly posted on Facebook about his interest in committing a mass shooting, the statement said. Authorities did not provide details on what the post said. Authorities executed a search warrant at his home and found multiple weapons, including a handgun, a rifle, a rifle scope with a laser, numerous rounds of ammunition, body armor, a ballistic helmet and other tactical gear, police said. Some of the weapons were registered to Wagshol's father, but he had access to them, authorities said. CNN has reached out to the prosecutor and defense attorney. Tristan Scott Wix of Daytona Beach, Florida, was arrested in a Winn-Dixie parking lot on Friday after he sent his ex-girlfriend a series of disturbing texts in which he allegedly threatened to commit a mass shooting, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said. The ex-girlfriend alerted authorities. In the messages, the 25-year-old said he wanted to open fire on a large crowd of people, the sheriff's office said in a news release. "A good 100 kills would be nice," one message allegedly read. Wix also said he already had a location in mind, according to the sheriff's office. "A school is a weak target.. id be more likely to open fire on a large crowd of people from over 3 miles away.. I'd wanna break a world record for longest confirmed kill ever," another message read, according to the sheriff's office. Wix wrote that he wanted to die and "have fun doing it," authorities said. Volusia County Sheriff Michael Chitwood said on CNN Sunday that authorities had recovered a .22-caliber hunting rifle and 400 rounds of ammo in Wix's apartment. Wix had initially told investigators he did not own any firearms but that he was fascinated with mass shootings, the sheriff's office said. Wix was being held without bond Sunday at the Volusia County Branch Jail. CNN could not immediately determine Sunday whether Wix had an attorney. And in Ohio, 20-year-old James Patrick Reardon was arrested for allegedly threatening to carry out a shooting at a Youngstown Jewish community center. An Instagram account belonging to Reardon shared a video that showed a man firing a gun, New Middletown Police Chief Vincent D'Egidio told CNN. The post -- which was shown to an officer out on an unrelated call -- tagged the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, D'Egidio said. It's unclear whether the man shooting the gun was Reardon or someone else. Andy Lipkin, the executive vice-president of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation, said the post was accompanied by a caption that read, "Police identified the Youngstown Jewish Family Community shooter as local white nationalist Seamus O'Rearedon" -- Seamus being a Gaelic version of Reardon's name. The rest of the Instagram account contained anti-Semitic comments, white nationalist content, and images of Reardon or someone else shooting guns, D'Egidio said. A search warrant was executed and authorities found a cache of weapons and ammunition, D'Egidio told CNN. Reardon was arrested without incident and booked into the Mahoning County Jail on Saturday on one count of telecommunications harassment and one count of aggravated menacing, according to online jail records. He's set to be arraigned Monday morning, the police chief said. It was unclear whether Reardon was represented by an attorney. https://start.att.net/news/read/article/cnn-there_could_have_been_three_more_mass_shootings_if-cnn2/category/news
  12. source: https://www.apnews.com/93ea1b3f7f134909a33838bda94b2dba Basically these castaways (of which 32 minors) are held as hostages in the boat in serious health conditions and shortage of food/water. According to international laws, they have the right to be welcomed in the nearest safe harbor, which would be Italy, but the Italian far-right government has made a law that classifies as criminals those who save lives at sea and it claims that castaways should go back to die in the concentration camps in Libya or be welcomed by other EU countries. While it makes sense to relocate them all over Europe, there is no reason for the castaways to keep suffering on the boat while waiting for the EU decision. They could easily wait on Italy in some reception facility, but the far-right Italian government is using them for electoral campaign to show that Italian borders are closed to African people. Do you reckon that the admirable gesture of Richard Gere will serve as an example and help to free the hostages?
  13. x The amount of crimes he has committed... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Epstein
  14. A potentially habitable 'super-Earth' has been discovered just 31 light-years away from our solar system, astronomers announced Wednesday. The planet, named GJ 357 d, is about six times larger than Earth and orbits a dwarf sun GJ 357, much smaller than our own, every 55.7 days. The international team of astronomers that discovered the planet said in a news release that it could "provide Earth-like conditions." “With a thick atmosphere, the planet GJ 357 d could maintain liquid water on its surface like Earth, and we could pick out signs of life with telescopes that will soon be online,” Lisa Kaltenegger, the director of the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell and associate professor in astronomy, said in a statement. “If GJ 357 d were to show signs of life, it would be at the top of everyone’s travel list – and we could answer a 1,000-year-old question on whether we are alone in the cosmos.” Without an atmosphere, the planet would have an equilibrium temperature of 64 degrees below zero, according to NASA, which would make it "more glacial than habitable." While using NASA’s planet-hunting Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) in early 2019, a team led by Rafael Luque of the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC) on Tenerife first discovered another planet GJ 357 b, a “hot Earth," orbiting the dwarf sun. The satellite finds other worlds by monitoring the nearest and brightest stars for periodic dips in light. These dips, called transits, suggest a planet may be passing in front of its star. Follow up observations from the ground lead to the discovery of two more planets orbiting the dwarf sun, including the super-Earth. Two of the planets discovered are considered too hot to support life as we know it, but GJ 357 d is in the host star's habitable zone meaning it's not too hot or too cold. Kaltenegger told NBC News that a pair of telescopes that are expected to begin operating in 2021 and 2025 should reveal whether the planet is rocky or has oceans. “This is definitely going to be one of the best targets for these telescopes because it’s so close and so bright,” Kaltenegger told NBC News. “This means we can collect that light and analyze it further to see the chemical composition of the atmosphere, or if we see signs of liquid water or oxygen. The closer the better and the brighter the better, and this one happens to be both.” https://start.att.net/news/read/article/usa_today-astronomers_have_discovered_a_superearth_just_31_l-rgannett/category/news
  15. US and Canadian fighter jets intercepted two Russian long-range bombers off the coast of Alaska Thursday, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command, which released images of the encounter. Two US F-22 stealth jets and two Canadian CF-18 fighters intercepted the nuclear-capable Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers after they entered Alaskan and Canadian Air Defense Identification Zones, which extend approximately 200 miles off Alaska's western coast, NORAD said in a statement. The Russian aircraft remained in international airspace and never entered US or Canadian sovereign territory, the statement added. This latest intercept comes at a complicated time in US-Russian relations. On one hand, President Donald Trump has made it clear that he wants to improve relations with Moscow, but at the same time, the two countries have clashed over a wide range of geopolitical issues, including Russia's annexation of Crimea, election interference and the attempted poisoning of an alleged Russian spy in Britain. It is also just the latest in a string of encounters between US and Russian military assets this year. Russian bomber flights like the one that took place on Thursday are viewed by US military officials as part of Moscow's effort to train its military for a potential crisis while simultaneously sending a message of strength to adversaries. US officials say Russian bombers and jets have flown in the area several times a year for the last few years and have similarly been intercepted by US or Canadian jets operating as part of NORAD. "NORAD's top priority is defending Canada and the United States. NORAD operators identified and intercepted the Russian aircraft flying near our nations," said Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, the NORAD commander. "Whether responding to violators of restricted airspace domestically or identifying and intercepting foreign military aircraft, NORAD is on alert 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year." Thursday's incident comes after NORAD identified two Russian maritime reconnaissance anti-submarine warfare aircraft entering the same zone last week. "The Russian aircraft remained in international airspace west of mainland Alaska and at no time did the aircraft enter sovereign United States airspace," NORAD said in a statement about that incident. The most recent intercept involving Russian aircraft off the coast of Alaska took place in May when two US F-22s intercepted four Russian bombers and two Su-35 fighter jets that flew into the Air Defense Identification Zone. In January, a US E-3 aircraft, two F-22 fighter jets and two Canadian CF-18 fighter jets similarly "positively identified" two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers entering the Canadian Air Defense Identification Zone. The US also conducts similar flights in international airspace near the Russian coast though at times, has accused Russian pilots of performing unsafe or unprofessional maneuvers during the encounters. In June, a Russian jet intercepted a US aircraft flying in international airspace over the Mediterranean Sea three times in just under three hours, according to the US 6th Fleet. The second of the three interactions "was determined to be unsafe" due to the Russian aircraft "conducting a high speed pass directly in front of the mission aircraft, which put our pilots and crew at risk," the 6th fleet said in a statement at the time. The Russian aircraft was armed and passed about 150 feet directly in front of the US plane, according to two US officials. The Russian military disputed the US Navy's characterization of the intercept as unsafe https://start.att.net/news/read/article/cnn-us_fighter_jets_intercept_russian_bombers_near_ala-cnn2/category/news+
  16. https://start.att.net/player/article/usa_today-sea_of_people_flee_times_square_after_mistaking_mo-rgannett/category/news%2B
  17. The link is literally just a short video https://start.att.net/player/article/geobeats-empire_statesized_asteroid_to_pass_earth_next_week-velephant/category/news
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