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Game of Thrones season 8 Surprising details you probably missed in episode

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first_imgThis closes the Hound and Arya circle that opened in season 3. But it was also a callback to season 2, where The Hound’s “I’m actually not such a bad guy” arc began.Sandor, you’ll recall, bailed on King Joffrey as it seemed Stannis Baratheon’s forces were overcoming King’s Landing’s defenses during the Battle of Blackwater Bay. Before he left the city, he made a brief stop in Sansa’s room, where he offers to take Sansa to Winterfell. She passes it up, saying she’ll be safe and that Stannis won’t hurt her.”Look at me,” exhorts The Hound, in exactly the way he did in Sunday’s episode, “Stannis is a killer. The Lannisters are killers. Your father was a killer. Your brother is a killer. Your sons will be killers some day. The world is built by killers.”He was trying to shield her from the tragedies he knew would befall her in the years to come. Unlike his successful prevention of Arya’s suicide mission, this time it didn’t work. But as we saw in The Last of the Starks, Sansa says it was all worth it.Littlefinger and The DwarfLast episode Varys made it clear to Tyrion: Daenerys had to go. He wants to remove her from the equation and open the Iron Throne to Jon Snow, rightful heir. Tyrion, allegedly the smartest man in Westeros, decided it was best to stick with Daenerys. The Bells opens with Tyrion telling Daenerys of Varys’ treachery. Before long, Varys is extremely dead. Dragonfire will do that to a eunuch.But before he’s arrested by Grey Worm and the Unsullied, we see Varys writing letters revealing Jon’s true identity. Who he was writing to, and whether those letters were ever sent, we do not know. What we know, though, is that Varys’ proverbial circling of the drain was almost identical to Ned Stark’s.ned-starkEnlarge ImageOh, Ned. Sweet Ned. HBO Ned discovered the true identity of King Joffrey, that he was in fact a Lannister and not a Baratheon, and wrote a letter to Stannis, who as King Robert Baratheon’s brother was the true heir, telling him as much.Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish catches wind of this, and tries to council Ned against it. “[Stannis] cannot take the throne without your help, you would be wise to deny it to him and to make sure Joffrey succeeds,” Littlefinger says. Of course, Ned is disgusted. Littlefinger, just two episodes later, ends up betraying Ned, leading to Game of Thrones’ first shocking death. Seven seasons later, it’s Tyrion who warns Varys not to move against the queen, and it’s Tyrion who betrays Varys.And the wheel spins round and round.More you may have missedA eunuch’s weapon: One more note on Varys. At the very beginning of the episode, we see Varys talk to one of his little birds. She tells him the queen isn’t eating. Varys says to try again at supper, and also that “the greater the risk, the greater the reward.” At the time it may have sounded like he was concerned about an increasingly delirious Daenerys, but the theory now goes that he was attempting to poison the queen before she could turn mad.This would also be a Ned Stark-related throwback to season 1. Ned’s first order of business once getting to King’s Landing is to hunt down whoever murdered Jon Arryn. He asks then-Grandmaester Pycell about Arryn’s death, and the possibility of poisoning.”I’ve heard it said that poison is a woman’s weapon,” Ned says.”Yes, women, cravens, and eunuchs,” Pycelle responds. “Did you know that Lord Varys is a eunuch?” TV and Movies More Thrones Tags 187 Photos 15 ICYMI, Varys totally tried to poison Dany at the beginning of the episode. The callbacks to season 1 are amazing:Ned: Poison is a woman’s weapon.Pycelle: Yes. Women, cravens… and eunuchs.Grand Maester Pycelle then mentioned Lord Varys just seconds later! 🤯#GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/TVbL2uVmdJ— iTREVOR (@iLEADFARMER) May 13, 2019 Second, and more poignantly, was his relationship with Arya Stark (and Sansa Stark). Before Cleganebowl, The Hound talked Arya out of ascending the Red Keep and killing Cersei. The structure was crumbling and the Mad Queen circling, making it a suicide mission. Arya says she wants revenge, but The Hound forcibly holds her back.”Look at me,” he grunts. He says he’s been after revenge all of his life, and Arya shouldn’t be like him. “You come with me, you die here.” The Hound is successful, Arya retreats. “Sandor,” she calls out as he approaches the stairway, “thank you.” (This was itself reminiscent of Bran thanking Theon Greyjoy during the Battle of Winterfell moments before the latter’s death.) Now playing: Watch this: See all the Game of Thrones season 8 photos Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5: Everybody hurts The Hound en route to Cleganebowl. HBO Warning: Spoilers aplenty below. Game of Thrones’ penultimate episode (ever!), The Bells, was controversial for sure. From a story perspective, it was arguably the series’ most important episode. It included the deaths of many key characters, most notably Cersei and Jaime Lannister, and Daenerys Targaryen completing her transition into Mad Queen. Some fans hated the episode, others loved it.It was undeniably epic, though, spanning around 90 minutes and featuring some incredible cinematography. The visuals of King’s Landing being razed by Drogon and Daenerys were haunting but fantastic. Amid the madness, you may have missed some of these details and callbacks to previous seasons.Bad omensEven more than Cersei and Jaime’s twin deaths, the key takeaway from The Bells was Daenerys’ official turn from hero to villain. King’s Landing had surrendered, but she couldn’t help herself. She burned it down, along with thousands of innocent men, women and children, just because.As far as Targaryens go, she’s more Aerys than Rhaegar.This all kind of came out of nowhere. She was disgruntled after learning, in episode 2, that Jon Snow’s true identity is Aegon Targaryen, heir to the Iron Throne. But things escalated quickly from “hey, we need to talk about this” to “brb, going to murder every person in King’s Landing.” This, however, has been foreshadowed in the show at least twice.The first time came in season 2. Daenerys was in Qarth, a city in Essos, where her dragons were snatched by Pyat Pree, a local warlock. Pree chains the dragons up in a tower, which Daenerys enters alone. Before she reunites with her scaled children and incinerates the strange man, she sees a vision of herself in the Red Keep. The ol’ sword through the eye: Before Arya and The Hound were best buds, Arya had The Hound on her illustrious “to kill” list. “I’m going to put a sword through your eye and out the back of your skull,” she warns him in season 3. The Hound, on the verge of having his eyes popped out Oberyn Martell-style, saves himself by putting a dagger through Gregor’s eye and out the back of his skull.Opening easter egg: The Bells got a slightly tweaked intro. During the title sequence, the King’s Landing gates were adorned with scorpions, Qyburn’s anti-dragon artillery. As we saw in the episode, they made no difference whatsoever. Old stomping grounds: Jaime had a brief falling out with Cersei at the end of season 7 after she revealed to him that she lied about sending her forces to Winterfell, and that the good guys will have to fight the Night King themselves. She calls him “the stupidest Lannister” for believing she would actually help.Jaime says he made a promise and he’s going to keep it. After Cersei briefly threatens Jaime’s life via The Mountain, he exits and rides for King’s Landing.Their dialogue was referenced in The Bells, when Jaime says Cersei once called him the stupidest Lannister. And when Jaime reunites with Cersei, moments before their deaths, he does so in the Red Keep’s map room. That’s the room where their season 7 confrontation, the last time they saw each other, took place.game-of-thrones-season-8-episode-5-varys-alone-endEnlarge ImageBeing right never looked so wrong. HBO Pentos paradise: When Tyrion busts into Jaime’s makeshift prisoner’s cell, he tries to convince him to flee with Cersei and sail to Pentos. In season 4, Tyrion tries to send his endangered and ultimately treacherous lover Shae there, but she stays and dies. Jaime attempts to get Cersei out of King’s Landing through a dungeon, presumably so they can get to a boat and escape to Pentos. They find their escape route blocked, so that dungeon becomes their grave.Go long: Aaron Rogers, quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, made a brief cameo as an unnamed man in King’s Landing. Location, location, location: One of Game of Thrones’ most iconic scenes was in the beginning of season 6 episode 10, when Cersei watched from the Red Keep as her plan to blow up the Sept of Baelor went off without a hitch. Green wildfire engulfed the structure, and she sat back with a glass of red and looked on.In The Bells, she stands in the exact same spot, first confident and then despondent as she realizes the war is lost.”A day will come when you think you are safe and happy and your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth and you will know the debt is paid,” Tyrion told her in season 2. Well, there sure was ash.Also, note that there were green conflagrations among Drogon’s fire. This could mean two things: Either Cersei had planted wildfire underneath King’s Landing and was going to use it to destroy soldiers approaching the Red Keep or it’s leftover wildfire from the Mad King, who ordered wildfire to be hidden throughout the city.Originally posted May 13.Update, May 15: Adds more details. center_img Look at him!The Bells’ greatest triumph has to be Cleganebowl. It may have been fan service, and Sandor “The Hound” Clegane conspicuously reignited his desire to kill his brother just a season ago, but it was still a satisfying showdown.Not only did it end the life of The Hound, one of the show’s best side characters, it also ended three of his story arcs. Most obviously, he killed his brother. There was some nice symbolism to this, as the fratricide was accomplished by Sandor plunging his brother and himself into a pit of Drogon flames. Of course, Gregor deformed Sandor’s face by holding his face to fire, leading to a life-long fear of flames.As my mother once told me: if you’re gonna go out, it may as well be in a pit of fire. Hound Preview • Hound vs. Siri vs. Google Now: Who is really the best personal assistant? 38 Photos Daenerys fan fury, explained by a clinical psychologist George R.R. Martin goes full mad Targaryen over rumors Episode 5 recap: Daenerys Targaryen sets everything on fire Cleganebowl finally happened and it was the best Share your voice Comments Game of Thrones 6:20 The Keep’s ceiling is ripped off, and snow covers the ground. At the time it seemed to signify winter and The Long Night, but the White Walker threat would ultimately be dealt with before Daenerys takes King’s Landing. Now fans speculate that it’s ash, not snow, in the vision. (It absolutely was snow, as if you look closely you can see icicles, but hey, visions can’t be perfect.)Two years later, in season 4, Bran Stark, still Bran and not yet the Three-Eyed Raven, touches a Weirwood tree and sees one of his first visions. It features the same shot of a war-torn Red Keep as Daenerys saw in Qarth and, more ominously, the shadow of a dragon flying over King’s Landing.Jaime’s death was also hinted at in a previous episode. In season 5 he and Bronn, while in Dorne, discuss the way they’d like to die. Jaime’s? “In the arms of the woman I love.” Happy Mother’s DayThis is just a tidbit, but it’s a fun one. Cersei Lannister dies in this episode, which aired in the US on Mother’s Day.Meanwhile, her dad, Tywin Lannister, was killed by Tyrion Lannister in episode 10 of season 4, which aired on June 15, 2014, aka Father’s Day. 36 of the best Game of Thrones fan theorieslast_img read more

Two brothers control Bogra crime world

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first_imgTufan Sarker and his elder brother Matin SarkerTwo brothers are allegedly in control of the crime world in Bogra, a district in northern Bangladesh.Tufan Sarker and his elder brother Matin Sarker allegedly indulge in various crimes, including drug peddling, murder, extortion, and land grabbing.Matin was sentenced to 27 years’ imprisonment, but the verdict was stayed by the High Court.Through various illegal means, he became a millionaire almost overnight.Matin Sarker is now general secretary of the District Truck Owners Association and also joint general secretary of Bogra town Jubo League, a front organisation of ruling Awami League.Local residents in Bogra said no one can talk openly about these two brothers. They control all illegal drug trade in the district.The Member of Parliament in Bogra constituency-1 (Sonatola-Sariakandi) and former organising secretary of central Awami League Abdul Mannan said the party will not take responsibility of those who carry out such heinous activities in the name of the party.According to law enforcment agencies, Matin Sarker is the second of eight sons of Mujibur Rahman from Chaksutrapur Kosaipara of Bogra town, while Tufan is the youngest. Their father used to sell meat.None of his sons completed school, but now all of them are involved in Awami League politics.TufanThe 25-year-old Tufan got involved in tannery business with a small amount of capital. He entered politics thanks to his brother Matin Sarker when Awami League came to power in 2009.The two brothers have now unleashed rampant crimes in Bogra.Three months ago a stationery shop in Talukdar market, near Bogra sadar police station, was forcefully taken over. A sign was erected in front of the shop, with the words, ‘contact in case of any problem’. Tufan Sarker’s name and phone number was given.The owner could not protest and later sold his shop for a very low price. Now the victim does not want to talk about it.A number of victims of various crimes said, Tufan and his accomplices collect Tk 50 from each CNG-run auto rickshaw, Tk 60 from battery-run Easybikes and Tk 20 from battery-run rickshaws and vans. Each owner of rickshaw and van has to deposit Tk 1800 to become a member of the owners’ association.He also collects Tk 200 as toll at night from every bus, truck and coach coming from different districts at Satmatha, Charmatha, Tinmatha and Matidhali intersections of Bogra town.His accomplices also collected toll in broad daylight at Charmatha outskirts of the town after forcefully halting various vehicles.There are allegations that a certain amount of the money goes to a section of the police, political leaders, labour leaders and middlemen.Sramik League Bogra unit president Rafiqul Islam said, “I am ashamed of his heinous crimes. I am helpless despite knowing his crimes as he has the blessings of several influential leaders.”Speaking to Prothom Alo, superintendent of police in Bogra Asaduzzaman said Tufan’s toll collection from auto rickshaws has been stopped. Tufan has been arrested after the allegations of raping a teenage girl.”We will take legal actions if we find any proof of other crimes,” he added.On 4 April 2012 police arrested Tufan in possession of the drugs yaba and phensidyl. Later, he was released on bail. On 20 July, Tufan and his three brothers, Jhumur, Omar and Shohagh were arrested in a case filed for an attempt to murder. They did not have to stay long in jail this time as well.Additional SP of Bogra Arifur Rahman Mandal said there are six cases against Tufan. The cases include raping of teenage girl, murder and drug peddling.In 2015, police arrested Tufan Sarker with several hundred phensidyl bottles from his house. He was also accused of killing Jubo Dal leader Imran in 2013. The victim’s mother then alleged that Tufan and his brothers were behind the killing. Now Imran’s mother does not want to talk.Tufan and his wife posses two cars. They have an under-construction five-storey building at Chaksutrapur tannery godown area of the town.They have two flats in the posh areas of Bogra and Dhaka.He launched a business ‘Turjo Sanitary Store’, investing about Tk 1 crore (Tk 10 million) at Chakjadu Lane of the town. District AL unit president Mamtaz Uddin inaugurated the store.Mamtaz said, “I was the president of the chamber. So I can inaugurate a business.”Organising secretary of Bogra district unit of AL AKM Asadur Rahman said those who gave party posts to men like Tufan, were equally responsible for raping and torturing the teenage girl.Matin SarkerOn 24 August 2012, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Jubo League leader Matin Sarker from his office at tannery godown lane and seized phensidyl, beer, heroin, knives, and Tk 10 lakh (Tk 1 million). Jubo League demonstrated in Bogra town the following day, demanding removal of the RAB commander.At that time, police said Matin was a top terror. There are six cases against him in Sadar police station. He was sentenced to 27 years’ jail in an arms case in 2001.Police officials said, Golam Rasul was murdered at Nurani intersection on 18 June in 1998. Munshi, who was close to Matin, was murdered over internal clashes at Chaksutrapur in 2001.Matin was the prime accused in the murder of Juba Dal leader Imran on 2 December 2012. Police ultimately did not indict him.Locals said district AL joint secretary general Manjurul Alam brought Matin into politics, but now the former does not back Matin.Matin is now close to district AL president Mamtaz Uddin.Speaking to Prothom Alo, Mamtaz Uddin said, “Investigate who brought Matin into politics.”Prothom Alo correspondent visited the residence of Matin at Chamrapatti on Monday.However, he was unwilling to talk to the media.*This report originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Rabiul Islam.last_img read more

Facebook Amazon Netflix and Google Were Among Todays Biggest Losers

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first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. A morning rally in the stock market gave way to renewed selling in the afternoon as the Entrepreneur Index™ fell 1.66 percent on the day.The Dow Industrials index was up more than 300 points in the morning but ended the day down 245, or 0.99 percent. The S&P 500 index fell 0.66 percent, while the technology-heavy Nasdaq 100 was down 2.02 percent.The bloodbath continued in the technology sector. The so-called FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google or Alphabet) stocks that have underpinned the bull run in technology stocks and the broader market, were among the hardest hit today, with Amazon.com (-6.31 percent), Netflix (-4.96 percent), Alphabet Inc. (-4.75 percent) and Facebook (-2.26 percent) all down sharply. Chip-maker NVIDIA Corp.set a new 52-week low today, falling 6.39 percent — the biggest decline on the Entrepreneur Index™ today. Other tech stocks that traded lower included salesforce.com (-3.34 percent)., Verisign (-2.52 percent) and Adobe Systems Inc. (-2.28 percent).Analog Devices was one of the few stocks to buck the bearish trend in technology. Down almost 20 percent since late August, the chipmaker’s stock gained 1.82 percent today. Cerner Corp., the healthcare information technology firm that lost 11 percent on Friday because of disappointing earnings, rallied 5.09 percent today — the largest gain on the Entrepreneur Index™.Ford Motor Co. also posted a big gain after a Goldman Sachs analyst upgraded the stock to a buy, largely because of its 25 percent drop so far this year. The analyst expects the company’s previously announced restructuring plan to begin yielding benefits next year, and set a $12 target for the stock. Ford shares were up 3.34 percent today.Defensive stocks fared significantly better than growth stocks today. The REIT sector was up sharply, with Essex Property Trust (3.49 percent), Extra Space Storage (3.32 percent) and Equity Residential (2.13 percent) posting good gains. The clothing makers, L Brands (2.99 percent), Ralph Lauren (2.88 percent) and Gap Inc. (2.07 percent) were also up for the day. Food manufacturers J.M. Smucker Company and Tyson Foods rose 2.23 percent and 1.8 percent respectively. Retailer Bed Bath and Beyond was also up 3.25 percent.Economy-sensitive stocks were down on the day. Homebuilder D.R. Horton Inc. fell 2.8 percent. Oil and gas producer Hess Corp.was also down 3.36 percent as the price of oil continued to slide. Casino operator Wynn Resorts, down a crushing 44 percent this year, fell 6.3 percent — the biggest decline on the Entrepreneur index outside the technology sector. Brown-Forman Corp, the maker of Jack Daniels whiskey, was also down 0.9 percent. The Trump Administration reportedly plans to slap more tariffs on Chinese imports if trade talks with China don’t improve, and bourbon is a favorite target for retaliatory tariffs.Alexion Pharmaceuticals was down again today by 3.45 percent. The drug-makers fell as a group on Friday after it was reported that President Trump was considering tying Medicare reimbursement rates for drugs to much lower prices paid in Europe.The Entrepreneur Index™ collects the top 60 publicly traded companies founded and run by entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurial spirit is a valuable asset for any business, and this index recognizes its importance, no matter how much a company has grown. These inspirational businesses can be tracked in real time on Entrepreneur.com. October 29, 2018 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now »last_img read more

David Lee chief executive officer of Imagine MKE

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first_imgDavid Lee, chief executive officer of Imagine MKE.David Lee, founding executive director of Feeding Wisconsin, has been selected to lead Imagine MKE, a new organization that aims to support and champion the arts in Milwaukee.Imagine MKE has emerged out of a two-year effort to address a lack of coordination in Milwaukee’s art sector. Under local philanthropist Katie Heil’s leadership, more than 100 representatives from Milwaukee’s artistic and business sectors have been convening to develop a shared agenda with the goal of establishing Milwaukee as a “creative hub and a world-class arts city,” the organization said.As chief executive officer, Lee will now spearhead those efforts.Before joining Imagine MKE, Lee led Feeding Wisconsin, the Madison-based association of Feeding America food banks in Wisconsin, since 2014. Prior to that, he managed program development and led state government relations and grassroots advocacy at Feeding America. Lee’s new role combines his nonprofit leadership background with his lifelong love for the arts, which started when he was placed at a performing arts high school in San Francisco. Lee went on to study film and drama at Vassar College.“Before high school, I had no context for the performing arts, what it meant, how it could help me understand the world,” Lee said. “And it literally opened up a brand new world for me in how I engage in learning, creativity, innovation and leadership.”The search for Imagine MKE’s CEO yielded 70 applicants, a pool that included both local and national candidates, Heil said.“It was unanimous,” she said of Lee’s appointment. “… His skills will translate to leading a coalition: his advocacy work, the fact that he has the heart and soul of an artist and the fact that he’s bringing a fresh perspective to the sector.”Heil initiated the coalition to fill a need in the city, she said.The initial convening of arts-related stakeholders occurred around the time when the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra announced plans to move from the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and into its new home at the former Warner Grand Theatre on Wisconsin Avenue, Heil said. It also followed conversations regarding the need for cultural assets funding that were prompted by the Milwaukee Bucks arena funding discussion.Wisconsin ranks 48th nationally for public arts funding, according to a National Assembly of State Arts Agencies study. That scarcity has contributed to an environment of competition, rather than collaboration among area artists, Heil said.Katie Heil, board president of Imagine MKE.Moving forward, Imagine MKE can be a “megaphone” for the sector in discussions regarding philanthropic and state investments in arts-related capital campaigns, Lee said.“For funders, we can provide context,” Heil said. “Personally, I was looking for that kind of context, as a smaller funder in the arts and culture space.”Studies, such as a recent report from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Endowment for the Arts showing Wisconsin’s creative industries’ $9.7 billion annual economic impact, underscore the importance of the sector, Lee said.“As a sector, across Wisconsin, we employ over 90,000 people, which is more than the beer industry,” he said. “We’re also bigger than paper and biotech combined. That’s an incredible story.”Beyond its economic impact, Lee said, championing Milwaukee’s arts scene is important as employers seek to attract and retain talent.“Some of the folks we want to bring to our state to potentially be engineers or to work in tech, those folks are artists,” he said. “They’re doing incredible, high-level work. And we have to think about how arts affects business in terms of creativity, innovation, attraction and retention and how it impacts public health … When I think about the key concerns of our city, arts and culture have a big role to play.”Included in the Imagine MKE coalition are a host of other groups that also champion or fund raise on behalf of Milwaukee’s art scene, such as the United Performing Arts Fund, Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance and Milwaukee Artist Resource Network. Imagine MKE is aimed at bringing everyone to the table to advance the overall sector.“We’re sort of the hub of hubs,” Heil said.Within a few years, Lee envisions Imagine MKE serving as an arts chamber of commerce for the region.Prior to Imagine MKE’s creation, Milwaukee was the largest city in the country without a dedicated local arts agency, Heil said.“We have rich arts and culture here; that’s not the issue,” she said. “It’s about advancing it, making it grow and telling the story of what we have here because I don’t think we’ve done a very good job of doing that. That’s all been part of our agenda.”The organization is currently in its seed funding stage, having raised about $500,000 from private foundations that will support its first year of operation.“We’re in round two of funding and hoping to get to some revenue model by year five,” Lee said.Lee said the Democratic National Convention next summer will provide an opportunity for Imagine MKE to put a spotlight on the city’s arts and culture. The coalition plans to help connect artists to performance opportunities associated with the convention, which is expected to bring more than 1,500 events to the region.“We’re hoping that with some of the promotions of the DNC going forward you will see a little bit more of arts and culture, rather than simply all the things we’re known for, like beer, sports, all the things we love,” Lee said. “Having a more visible arts and culture promotion for the DNC is part of the reason we were created.”Lee plans to complete a “100 day tour” to meet with stakeholders in his first months on the job. Imagine MKE will hold an official launch event in September. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more