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SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details of tonight’s third episode of Game Of Thrones Season 8.

The moment is here. In what can be considered the television event of 2019, HBOaired the Battle of Winterfell episode of Game of Thrones titled “The Long Night”, which finds all of our beloved Westeros characters (well, most of them) going to war with the Night King’s band of icy undead army of soldiers who are in desperate need of moisturizer and a hot oil treatment. Episode two of the eighth and final season was essentially a set up to tonight’s battle — and our patience was rewarded with an all-out brawl with some twists, turns and unfortunate casualties that have left our jaws on the floor. This only makes us crave more as only three episodes remain after tonight.

With a run time of 82 minutes, tonight’s episode marks the longest of the six remaining from the final season — and with good reason. There was too much bloodshed to fit in an hour and David Benioff and Dan Weiss know what the fans want and they delivered with this feature-like episode that included one of the most epic battles in the history of TV.

The episode, the first of the season written by Benioff and Weiss and directed by Miguel Sapochnik, starts where the last one left off. Everyone is getting ready for a war that they think they have no chance of winning. The first shot is of Samwell (John Bradley) nervously arming himself before the impending bloodshed as the camera moves from character to character before finally seeing the massive frontlines of battle awaiting the Night King and his army to emerge from the darkness. In other words, there are lots of longing looks of fear-induced determination and silence for the first 10 minutes of the show. Then, our favorite Red Priestess Melisandre (Carice van Houten) gives everyone a boost of confidence by spouting a few words and arming almost everyone with a flaming sword like it’s a Westeros rave. And then she makes eyes with Arya (Maisie Williams) as if one of them owes the other money.

Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and his Auntie/Lover (ew, again) Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) look on as the first wave of troops charges into the void like its the Battle of Wakanda. Before we know it they disappear and their swords are no longer aflame.

WHAT HAPPENED?

Welp, they are no longer and as everyone else wonders what the hell happened, undead burps and belches from the darkness and an army of undead troops emerge and the battle begins. Jon and Auntie D bring the fire with some How to Train Your Dragon realness while Arya tells Sansa to head to the crypt for safety. Sansa is all, “I’m not leaving my peeps” and Arya insists, leading us all to wonder who is the Beyonce and who is the Solange in this sisterhood.

As Jon and Auntie D attempt to navigate their dragons in what seems to be some sort of supernatural snow storm, bodies hit the floor. We immediately anticipate the deaths of our favorite characters — and the return of the White Walker dragon. As the battle rages on, we see our first casualty: Dolorous Edd (Ben Crompton), the acting Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch is stabbed while saving Samwell.

The army retreat as the supernatural army of undead droolers become too much to handle and the storm worsens. They attempt to build a ring of fire around Winterfell to no avail — but then Melisandre walks up and says, “I’ve got this.” She casts another spell. Like a scene out of The Craft she eventually finds the power and the trench surrounding Winterfell is engulfed in flames, preventing the Army of Darkness from coming in.

At this point, we have reached half-time. Sansa shares a charming exchange with Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) in the crypt about their past marriage and Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) and Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) have some words before the Stark visionary uses his That’s So Raven powers.

Meanwhile, the NIght King has rolled up into Winterfell with his White Walker dragon and the undead army has found a way around the ring of fire. The army starts invading Winterfell as more blood is shed. It starts looking like a scene from World War Z except with more swords.

The level of bonkers begins to slowly increase in the episode — and it hits peak crazy when a zombie giant enters the castle killing everyone in his path. The Hound (Rory McCann) is having an anxiety attack while Arya is racking up the points showing us why she is a badass. And in one of the most upsetting moments of the episode, the feisty Lady of Bear Island Lyanna Mormont (Bella Ramsey) takes on the giant zombie only to be crushed in his hands — but she doesn’t go out like a punk. She stabs him in the eye before breathing her last breath, bringing the giant down.

Jon, Dany take the fight to the air with their dragons and have a little dog fight with the Night King and his White Walker dragon. Meanwhile, Arya goes off on her own in the halls of the castle fighting off more of the undead — and it plays out like a horror movie. In a moment where she is overwhelmed, The Hound (over his anxiety attack) and Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer) help her out — but the eye-patched hero doesn’t make it out alive. They are trapped in a room with Melisandre, who, by the way, just happens to pop up anywhere and everywhere. She’s like that friend who shows up right after something bad happens.

It doesn’t take long before the Night King and his dragon breath fire on to Winterfell. The Night King is taken down but Jon is as well. This leaves Dany and her dragon in the sky. She comes face to face with the Night King and she stares upon him and says “Dracarys” lighting him the eff up — but she should know better. He walks away unharmed and Jon goes after him — which is a bad idea.

The Night King recycles the dead bodies surrounding him to build a whole new army of White Walkers — including Lyanna! This does not look good as the dead are rising up from everywhere…including the crypt.

It has now become Game of Thrones: Night White Walker of the Living Dead.

As the new army of undead begins to overwhelm, Dany comes in and does her fire thing to clear a path for Jon to get to Bran who is currently being protected by Greyjoy. Jon rushes to Bran as Dany’s dragon is attacked by a swarm of White Walkers. Dany is sans dragon and is about to be killed — but it’s Jorah (Iain Glen) to the rescue!

What follows is a montage of impending defeat. We see nearly everyone in hand-to-hand combat as Winterfell beings to burn to the ground. Tyrion and Sansa team up to help those in the crypt, Jon is attempting to be a hero and Dany is getting blood on her precious white outfit.

The Night King and his entourage reach Bran and they make eye contact with Grejoy. Bran says to Theon: “You’re a good man, thank you.” A valiant Theon attacks the Night King only to be met with defeat. Yup, Greyjoy is no more. And at that moment, the body count of GoT faves continues as Jorah is slain in front of Dany.

The Night King reaches Bran and is about to kill him and OUT OF NOWHERE comes Arya like a bad bitch. She kills him and, in turn, his entire White Walker army dies — including his precious dragon.

As the dust settles, everyone looks around at the devastation of the mournful victory. Dany cries over the dying body of Jorah while Melisandre, done with her duties as Red Priestess, removes her magical choker and steps out into a field and turns to dust as if Thanos just snapped…and THAT’S THE END.

Tonight’s episode comes after, for the third week in a row, the series was victim of piracy. However, this week’s episode wasn’t totally leaked online like the first and second episode. Instead, someone got hold of stills from the Battle of Winterfell and leaked them on Twitter. Although nothing major was revealed in the photos that were leaked, the pics started to spread on social media fairly quickly. But for those who didn’t succumb to spoilers, they were in for a treat — but now that the Night King is dead, what is next? Let’s hope by next week, GoT pirates will take a break from unveiling the goods before the episode airs so that we can be gagged with all the shock and awe that this fantasy series has to offer.

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Netflix Vs HBO – Some Game Of thrones Episodes are Movies not TV shows !

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Netflix put out nearly five times more hours of original content than HBO in 2018. … Last year was the first time in 17 years that HBO didn’t receive the most Emmy nominations of any network. It came in second. Netflix came in first, with 112 nominations against HBO’s 108.

In 2013, a top executive at Netflix famously announced that the company’s ambition was to “become HBO faster than HBO can become us.” The declaration made headlines at the time for its audacity: Netflix was gunning for the king of premium television.

HBO’s new boss says that Netflix ‘doesn’t have a brand’

Not only is Netflix increasingly dealing with rivals emerging from almost every corner these days, with a handful of new streaming video operations launching over the next year or so backed by deep-pocketed corporate parents, but establishment players also keep dogging the streaming giant with negative comments about the way it does business. And about the way Netflix is regarded by the general public and entertainment industry alike.

Word emerged in recent days, for example, that director Steven Spielberg is trying to convince his fellow members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to get on board with a recommended rules change that would box Netflix out of the Oscars. By way of explaining his position, Spielberg told ITV that streamers like Netflix should be eligible for Emmys, not Oscars. “Once you commit to a television format, you’re a TV movie. If it’s a good show, you deserve an Emmy. But not an Oscar.”

Meanwhile, there are major changes under way over at one of Netflix’s buzziest rivals. HBO, which is a little more than a month away from airing the much-anticipated final season of Game of Thrones, recently saw the departure of Richard Plepler — the network’s longtime CEO who led the network through an insanely successful three-decade ascension to the pinnacle of television entertainment.

Former NBC executive Bob Greenblatt was recently installed as the new chief of AT&T’s direct-to-consumer business as well as WarnerMedia Entertainment (which HBO falls under), and he just gave an interview to NBC that hints at his ambitions for his organization’s streaming efforts. He also shared some thoughts about Netflix, still the king of the streaming video hill for now.

“Netflix doesn’t have a brand,” Greenblatt said of his rival. “It’s just a place you go to get anything — it’s like Encyclopedia Britannica. That’s a great business model when you’re trying to reach as many people on the planet as you can.”

He’s essentially trying to separate HBO from a streamer like Netflix that, apparently, he thinks tries to be all things to all people. A mass offering, like McDonald’s or Walmart. The other telling comment Greenblatt shared came by way of singling out some Netflix titles by name, offering them praise while in the same breath hinting that HBO — the home of dark, but incredibly popular, fare, ranging from The Sopranos to GoT — may try to go more mass market.

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“I liked Jack Ryan as a show,” he said about the Amazon version of Tom Clancy’s popular series of books. And then he continues with a few other Netflix titles: “…The Bodyguard … Russian Doll … the Aziz Ansari Show … The Good Place … This Is Us … There are all kinds of things that are exciting. It’s just got to be really quality. It doesn’t have to be the usual kind of dark show that we think of as premium television.”

How well he and the rest of the WarnerMedia team can walk that fine line, while letting HBO continue to pursue the kinds of great projects that got the network to this point in the first place, will be interesting to watch. It’s certainly fraught with peril, one of the dangers being a potentially watering down of HBO content or of tipping the scales too far in the direction of quantity over quality.

About that last point, though, Greenblatt says the company is committed to quality and very much wants to be associated with the premium branding that he argues eludes a service like Netflix.

“This is a company that really wants this media company to grow and prosper,” he told NBC about HBO’s new corporate parent. “Maybe they want to do it a little more efficiently… but they’re not saying let’s undo HBO.”

VS FORTNITE

But now it seems Netflix has identified an even bigger rival: the massively popular video game Fortnite.

The online shooter accounts for an enormous amount of consumers’ screen time, Netflix said in a shareholder letter Thursday, making it a formidable foe in the global war for Internet users’ attention.

“We earn consumer screen time, both mobile and television, away from a very broad set of competitors,” Netflix said in the letter. “We compete with (and lose to) Fortnite more than HBO . . . There are thousands of competitors in this highly-fragmented market vying to entertain consumers.”

Netflix’s decision to name-check Fortnite reflects the game’s ever-growing popularity. It boasts over 200 million registered users, and some 80 million log in to play each month, according to publisher Epic Games. Thanks to an engaging combination of reward mechanics, social communication and ease of entry — the game’s competitive mode is free to play — Fortnite soared to fresh heights last year, helping Epic earn a reported $3 billion in profit.

Epic wants to translate that success into an even bigger opportunity to hook Internet users — by building its own app and game store that undercuts the likes of Apple and Google.

For now, Netflix’s chief near-term threat remains other major TV content companies. As firms such as Disney pull their content off Netflix ahead of launching their own exclusive streaming video apps, Netflix will face pressure to defend its subscriber base — the only way the company makes money. In its earnings report Thursday, Netflix said it added modestly to its audience, drawing in 1.5 million users in the United States and 7.3 million internationally.

But Netflix’s nod of respect to Fortnite is also a recognition of how significantly Netflix’s horizons have expanded.

Ever since its humble days slinging DVDs to customers through the mail, Netflix has been a video company. Even now, as it pours billions into streaming content, Netflix restricts itself to displaying films and TV shows. But as it’s evolved, Netflix has also come to appreciate that there are only so many hours in the day — meaning only so much screen time consumers have to devote to entertainment.

That puts it on a collision course with other digital media: not just YouTube or Hulu, but podcasts, blogs and, yes, video games.

Netflix shares dropped about 4 percent in regular trading Friday after a mixed earnings report Thursday night. The company said it added 8.8 million subscribers, slightly higher than many analyst estimates of about 8 million. But its revenues were slightly below analyst expectations, coming in at $4.19 billion compared to consensus projections of $4.21 billion.

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Lagos Police arrest Tekno over public indecency

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Popular musician, Augustine Kelechi, aka Tekno was arrested Tuesday by elements of the Lagos State Police command, ostensibly for breaching public decency by displaying half-naked girls in traffic, the police spokesman, deputy superintendent of police, Bala Elkana, said.

 

“The command has arrested Tekno and the two girls for conveying half naked girls at the Lekki area of Lagos. “He is presently undergoing questioning at the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti,” Elkana said.

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Tekno was invited for questioning and then arrested and was undergoing questioning at the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba. He reportedly was not accompanied by his lawyer

 

Last week, the popular singer took part in a mobile dotifi.com domains that displayed half nude girls, who were dancing seductively in a transparent glass box on a truck around the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge.

Inside the transparent glass truck, Tekno was seen spraying the scantily dressed girls with money as they danced frantically.

 

Many Nigerians, especially women rights and advocacy groups saw the ad as indecorous and demeaning and objectifying women.

 

Following the public outcry, the Lagos state government reacted swiftly; condemning the indecent incident and the police opened an investigation and invited Tekno for questioning.

 

In his defence, Tekno said he merely used the truck to convey his crew to a location for a shoot, which was not intended to breach public decency laws.

 

But the police said such acts of public indecency was against the criminal code and if after investigation those involved were found guilty, they would be charged to court.

 

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How to Survive Solitary Confinement An ex-convict on how to set your mind free.

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With a sigh, Johnny Perez rises from his plastic chair, unfolds his lanky frame and extends his wingspan until the tips of his middle fingers graze the walls. “It was from here to here,” he says. “I know because I used to do this all the time.” Until recently, these measurements—10 feet by 6 feet—fit his entire life.

Two years ago, Perez was released on parole after serving 13 years at Rikers Island penitentiary and prisons in upstate New York, three of which he spent in solitary confinement.1 Sitting across from Perez, you wonder how he feels in this space, a tiny, harshly lit conference room at the Urban Justice Center on Wall Street in Manhattan. Whether it brings back traumatic memories, or feels like home, or both.

While there is no universally agreed-upon definition, modern solitary—also called supermax, isolated segregation, and “the box”—is commonly understood to involve confinement to a small cell for 22 to 24 hours a day. Prisoners are not allowed to participate in leisure activities, have hobbies, or speak to others. They are often handcuffed and shackled when they leave their cells—if they ever leave. Perez says he eventually stopped even wanting to.

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JOHNNY PEREZ: Clothes are near and dear to his heart, says Perez, because for years he was told what to wear. “Nowadays I am very intentional as to what I wear.” Photo by: Allegra Abramo

Solitary confinement has been linked to a variety of profoundly negative psychological outcomes, including suicidal tendencies and spatial and cognitive distortions. Confinement-induced stress can shrink parts of the brain, including the hippocampus, which is responsible for memory, spatial orientation, and control of emotions. In addition to these measurable effects, prisoners often report bizarre and disturbing subjective experiences after they leave supermax. Some say the world regularly collapses in on itself. Others report they are unable to lead ordinary conversations, or think clearly for any length of time. The psychiatrist Sandra Schank2 puts it this way: “It’s a standard psychiatric concept, if you put people in isolation, they will go insane.”

Yet Perez pauses when he is asked how it felt to be confined for so long. “That’s an interesting question,” he says. “Because in a sense, you are confined, and in other senses, you’re free.” Perez says he left solitary confinement a better man than he entered it. He is now fully rehabilitated, and works for the Urban Justice Center, where he helps recently released inmates adjust to the world outside.

Perez calls himself an “anomaly,” and says he can only guess at the factors that made him succeed where so many others have failed. However he did it, what’s clear is that the process began with his own imagination.

At the end of this short paragraph, stop reading. Close your eyes. Imagine yourself hitting a tennis ball. Do it again.

Can you see yourself hitting the ball? Can you visualize its arc through the sky? Does it veer off course, and can you imagine yourself hitting it better next time?

If so, you are using a technique that has helped many people survive prison. Edith Bone, a professor of medicine and a translator who spoke six languages fluently, constructed an abacus out of stale bread and made an inventory of her sprawling vocabulary while imprisoned in Hungary after World War II. Hussain Al-Shahristani, Saddam Hussein’s former chief scientific adviser, spent a decade in solitary confinement at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad. He survived, according to the BBC, by “taking refuge in a world of abstractions, making up mathematical problems, which he then tried to solve.” He is now Iraq’s minister of higher education and scientific research. While imprisoned in a German concentration camp during World War II, the Russian Jewish mathematics professor Jakow Trachtenberg watched as his fellow prisoners “gave up hope and died even before being sent to their death.” To survive, he developed an innovative method of performing rapid mental calculation, known today as the Trachtenberg system.

Mental imagery can supplement perceptual input—but it can be equally useful when perceptual input is painful, tedious, or lacking.

Summoning up mental imagery is a “quasi-perceptual experience,” according to the Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. It stimulates the brain’s frontal lobe, which is associated with higher cognitive processes and abstract thought—as well as perception and motor control. That can make it feel real. “Cognitive operations performed on images, such as mental scanning or distance comparisons, exhibit … patterns similar to those executed on images that reactivate stored visual information,” says Emmanuel Mallet, a cognitive neuroscientist at the French National Centre for Scientific Research.

As a result, mental imagery is an ideal portable training tool. Just imagine yourself kicking the ball or delivering the punchline, and you’ll have better control over how your foot swings or your voice projects. In one study, running an imaginary course activated muscle patterns in the legs of skiers akin to when they were skiing. The phenomenon, known as the Carpenter effect, has also been seen in studies of tennis and volleyball teams. Athletes with closed eyes swaying through an imaginary course have become a common sight in the starting areas of ski races and bobsled tracks.

Mental imagery can supplement perceptual input—but it can be equally useful when perceptual input is painful, tedious, or lacking. A prisoner in supermax can use mental imagery to create the space and time that confinement strips away. While he was in “the box,” Perez talked to himself out loud. He kept journals. For a while, he regularly wrote out and responded to famous historical quotes.

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POSITIVE THINKING: An entry from the diary Perez kept while in supermax contains a quotation from Marcus Aurelius. Photo by: Susie Neilson

He also used his imagination to time travel, imagining “alternate endings to past interactions with people—what if I said this? Or what if I would’ve invited her for coffee or something like that?” He wrote about painful relationships and episodes, reframing them and extracting a lesson. Memory is both constructive and reproductive, says Alex Schlegel, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In fact, imagination and memory run on parallel tracks in the brain. By engaging the imagination, Perez was able to “rewrite” his past in a more positive light, and reframe his future. Writes Harvard psychology professor Dan Schacter: “Since the future is not an exact repetition of the past, simulation of future episodes requires a system that can draw on the past in a manner that flexibly extracts and recombines elements of previous experiences.”

“I used to lie in bed with my eyes closed,” says Perez, “thinking about my past, thinking about my future, planning for the future. Some of it was based on reality, and the other—borderline fantasy.” He tapped into a tunnel-like experience, creating a personal space for himself inside the tiny physical space of his cell. Over time, he got more intentional about how he was using his time in his “mental workspace,” as Schlegel refers to the overlapping networks that allow intentional imagination to take place. Perez believes what he ended up doing “bordered on meditation.”

Simply imagining something is not enough to improve wellbeing.

Michael Jewell, a Texan inmate, had a similar experience. After Jewell’s 1970 death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment, he served 40 years, seven of which were spent in near-total isolation. He says he used to kill time for hours working out detailed visualizations of himself in a vivid alternate reality, where he could inhabit open spaces and converse with people. “I might imagine myself at a park and come upon a person sitting on a bench,” he says. “I would ask if she or he minded if I sat down. I’d say something like, ‘Great weather today.’ The other person would respond something like, ‘It is indeed. I hope it continues until the [football game].’ ‘I know what you mean. In another couple of weeks it’s going to be cold as a witch’s tit in Wisconsin.’ As we conversed, I would watch joggers, bicyclists, and skateboarders pass by. The conversation might go on for half an hour or so. When I opened my eyes and stood, I would feel refreshed and even invigorated.”

As with Perez, the result was self-improvement in the most unlikely circumstances. “I was an exception to the rule,” Jewell writes. “I went out better than I came in.” In a sense, Jewell didn’t have much of a choice. A survivor of intense childhood trauma and abuse, he says the constant presence of mental “goblins” threatened to consume him when he entered solitary. His willful and directed imagination was a reaction to those goblins, and helped him defeat them. Now on parole, Jewell is active on many prison reform boards and is a director of Texas Cure, an organization that works on prison reform.

That Perez and Jewell had an active imagined life in solitary is, in a sense, unsurprising. Isolation naturally encourages the generation of mental imagery because imagination and perception occur along parallel neural pathways and are constantly competing for attention. The more there is to perceive, the less intense our mental imagery will be. Conversely, reduced sensory stimulation can allow for “vivid and stable mental imagery,” says David Pearson, a cognitive psychologist at Anglia Ruskin University. This correlation has been documented before: Isolation has been linked to creativity.

But simply imagining something is not enough to improve wellbeing. In fact, uncontrolled or intrusive mental images can be both causative and symptomatic of mental illness. Social anxiety sufferers, for example, are plagued with involuntary images of themselves performing badly in social situations. A stutterer might picture himself stumbling over a word repeatedly. The problem is particularly severe in prison: 55 percent of male and 73 percent of female inmates in United States state prisons suffer from some form of mental illness. Three-quarters of all confined prisoners report signs and symptoms of psychosis, including hallucinations, and 82 percent of prisoners who attempted suicide during solitary confinement reported experiencing visual imagery related to their suicidal acts.

Uncontrolled and intentional imagination lead to very different outcomes. They even activate different parts of the brain: The default mode network, which goes online when we let our minds wander, is associated with uncontrolled imagination. Controlled imagination activates the dorsal attention network, which is linked to self-control, and the impairment of which might be implicated in psychological disorders like substance dependence and attention deficit disorder. Which kind of imagination is activated may come down, simply, to character.

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Angela Duckworth was teaching seventh-grade math in a New York City public school when she noticed that intelligence was not always the best predictor of which of her students succeeded. There was another key ingredient: the ability to demonstrate effort and passion over time, a quality she called “grit.”

Duckworth went on to obtain a doctorate in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and developed her hypothesis further. She has since researched West Point Military Academy cadets, National Spelling Bee competitors, rookie teachers in low-income neighborhoods, and salespeople at top companies. Across all of these professions, she has found grit to be a key ingredient to achievement. Students who self-report high grit levels are more likely to succeed in school than non-gritty students—even more intelligent ones.

But grit isn’t just about achievement. In fact, achievement can obscure grit. Writes Duckworth, “Whereas individuals high in need for achievement pursue goals that are neither too easy nor too hard, individuals high in grit deliberately set for themselves extremely long-term objectives and do not swerve from them—even in the absence of positive feedback.”

There’s not much in the way of positive feedback in solitary confinement. Success is almost completely unrecognized by others and entirely dependent on the goals you set yourself. Schlegel posits that prisoners who thrive in solitary confinement probably have extra-high levels of grit: “There’s this motivation aspect to creativity that’s really separate from anything to do with imagination,” he says. “This idea of motivation is very underappreciated.”

For this article, Perez and Jewell took an online test through the University of Pennsylvania’s Grit Lab that measured their grit on a scale from 1 to 5. The test measures qualities like an individuals’ consistency of interests (“I often set a new goal but later choose to pursue a different one”) and perseverance of effort (“I have achieved a goal that took years of work”). Both Jewell and Perez scored a 4.25, meaning they are grittier than 90 percent of the U.S. population.

Jewell agrees that grit may have played a role in his anomalous supermax experience, and says that his upbringing may have made him “grittier than his counterparts.” For his part, Perez says that the experience of confinement has made him even grittier. “The way I see it is like this,” he says. “I have been to the bottom of the barrel and have emerged more resilient, smarter, more determined to succeed, and more appreciative about the small things in life. I learned to eliminate the pain by finding pleasure in the pain, to turn shit into sugar.”

Grit and imagination got him through and helped make him who he is today. At the same time, he says he didn’t need all those years in prison to “get the message.”

“Would I take it back?” He chuckles and leans back, shaking his head. “Yeah, probably.”

  1. Susie Neilson is an editorial intern at Nautilus.

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Nnamdi Kanu Blasts Buhari Over Sowore’s Arrest – Fulani tyranny and primitive dictatorship will never win this war

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Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has condemned the arrest and detention of Omoyele Sowore by the Department of State Services.

Sowore, a rights activist, was arrested in the early hours of Saturday by the Nigerian secret police over plans to organise a nationwide protest challenging bad governance.

Kanu and Sowore met in New York earlier in July to discuss strategies to “liberate” Nigerians.

In a tweet on Saturday, the IPOB leader said Buhari would not win the fight against the oppressed Nigerians, adding that continuous repression of Nigerians’ rights would lead to the collapse of the country.

He tweeted, “Fulani tyranny and primitive dictatorship will never win this war against the massed ranks of oppressed people in Nigeria. Suppressing the right to protest in a so-called democracy will only hasten the collapse of that zoo.

“#FreeSowore and allow the #RevolutionNow right to protest.”

Sowore is held incommunicado in an unknown location at the time of this report.

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Omoyele Sowore is a Nigerian human rights activist, pro-democracy campaigner, former presidential candidate, and founder of online news agency Sahara Reporters, Wikipedia

Born: 16 February 1971 (age 48 years), Ondo
Party: African Action Congress
Education: University of Lagos (1989–1995), Columbia University

 

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Sowore Revolution Now: Wetin to sabi about Omoyele Sowore, di man wey dey ginger protest across Nigeria

    Omoyele SoworeImage copyrightOMOYELE SOWOREImage exampleSowore dey 48 years old.

    Nigerians go wake on Monday August 5, to know weda di protest against bad governance wey Omoyele Sowore dey ginger for , go hold after authorities arrest am last Saturday.

    Secret spy police – Department of State Services (DSS) don tok say dem arrest Sowore “for threatening public safety, peaceful co-existence and social peace inside di kontri.”

    Since wey dem arrest Sowore, na so many ogbonge Nigerians dey condemn di move, some don say di protest must go on, but who be dis man wey dey dinger Revolution Now across Nigeria?

    Meet Omoyele Sowore

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      Sowore (‘Showore’ as dem dey pronounce am) na Nigerian wey don spend di last 15 years to dey work to promote human rights and democracy inside Nigeria, and to stop di military rule and gbege wey foreign oil companies cause for im kontri.

      For 1989, Sowore follow for student ‘I-no-go-gree’ waka to protest di conditions wey dey inside one International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan of $120 million goment bin wan use for one Nigerian oil pipeline construction – di IMF loan conditions na to reduce di number of universities in di kontri from 28 to just five.

      For 1992, wen im dey University of Lagos, Sowore lead 2,000 students in protest against Nigeria corrupt leaders. Police open fire, kill seven. Sowore chop arrest ontop di mata but he no gree to back down im Aluta struggle for decent education inside im kontri.

      For early 2018, Sowore launch im presidential election campaign wit ‘Our Mumu don do’ slogan wey e say na mistake say young pipo comot hand for Nigeria mata.

      Di 48 year old don enta imprison eight times before now ontop dis Aluta struggle for Nigeria.

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      ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Shatters All Box Office Records – Crushes $1.2B+ Global & $859M Overseas www.mcu.website

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      2ND SUNDAY UPDATE, writethru after 8:33AM: It all comes down to this: Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame has obliterated worldwide, overseas and domestic records, hammering home an $859M start at the international box office for an astounding $1.209B global launch. It is the first film ever to surpass $1B worldwide in its debut, reaching the milestone in just five days. Within the snap of a weekend, this reckoning with Thanos becomes the No. 18 film on the all-time global charts, leapfrogging Captain America: Civil War and the recent Captain MarvelEndgame‘s massive bow also puts the collective cume of the 22 MCU films released to date at $19.9B global.

      Through Friday (see earlier posts below), the Anthony and Joe Russo-helmed Endgame had already logged the biggest global and international openings ever. The previous record holder for a worldwide launch was Avengers: Infinity War at $640M and without China in the opening suite. Endgame is now Marvel and Disney’s 2nd billion-dollar release of 2019 (alongside Captain Marvel which itself has benefited from the Endgame effect), and Marvel’s 8th billion dollar film ever.

      While the industry always expected Endgame to have a stratospheric, record-busting launch, last week folks were cautious about predicting a $1B global opening (the extra runtime, China not having a full non-workday weekend, etc). However, as early offshore play, including China, coupled with North America’s amazing trajectory, signs began to point to this 22nd MCU pic coming in above $800M overseas and getting close to $1.2B for worldwide, both as we noted below yesterday.

      Ultimately, Endgame, which had exhibitors keeping the lights on around the clock in many hubs, scored the highest opening weekend in industry history in 44 overseas markets. Included in that is China which posted an estimated debut of $330.5M (RMB 2.22B) over five days, the biggest local or Western film bow ever. Endgame is instantly the No. 4 Western title of all time there. Along with China, among the offshore markets to log the biggest opening weekend ever are Australia, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Spain and the UK.

      In the latter, Endgame’s $53.8M launch replaced Spectre’s claim to the biggest UKopening ever, even though James Bond had a 7-day start in his home territory back in 2015.

      There is joy, and awe, in Burbank today. Cathleen Taff, Disney’s President of Theatrical Distribution, Franchise Management and Business & Audience Insights, tells Deadline, “We’re ecstatic” and also “floored and amazed by the response from fans around the world.” Endgame’s opening is not just about a number, says Taff, but the word of mouth that has propelled the record weekend. She cites the “can’t-miss factor” for the “ultimate culmination of this franchise that the Marvel team has been building for a decade now.”

      In IMAXEndgame, which is the second film in history to be shot entirely with its cameras, smashed the format’s all-time worldwide opening record with $91.5M. That tops the global IMAX debut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by 92%. In 3D, this is the top global launch ever with an estimated $540M of the total in the format.

      Megan Colligan, President, IMAX Entertainment and EVP IMAX Corp, credits the “thoughtfulness” with which Marvel has built out the MCU to get to this moment and “deliver audiences the ultimate movie event.” The Russo brothers shooting with IMAX cameras also “signaled to fans that this is a way to see the movie” and speaks to IMAX’s strategy of aligning with filmmakers as “pure partners right from the start.” Colligan predicts a “lot of jet fuel” in Endgame’s tank.

      Certainly, to what extent frontloading is a factor on Endgame will be a question going forward in terms of where it ends up, but it is likely to take on a water-cooler/must-see element for non-core fans as well as generating repeat-viewing. All markets are now open save Russia which bows on Monday. There and elsewhere the May 1 holiday falls this week, including in China which gets an extended four-day break. We’ll be keeping an eye on the midweeks as further thresholds continue to be crossed.

      Immediately below is a breakdown on Endgame‘s international estimates through Sunday as well as a snapshot of the other pics in play overseas. See below those for earlier updates on the weekend as it unfolded.

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      On its way to an $859M launch at No. 1 in 54 markets, Endgame’s international play began with China’s record-breaking midnights on April 23, which then funneled into a record-breaking opening day on April 24.

      Despite record presales, there had been early concern that given the Middle Kingdom’s five-day opening included only one non-school/non-workday the start could come in only around $250M. But word of mouth off great online scores pushed it to the biggest opening of all time at $330.5M (RMB 2.22B). It is already the No. 4 Hollywood film ever (behind The Fate Of The Furious, Furious 7 and Infinity War) and logged the biggest single day ever on Saturday.

      China IMAX was good for a huge $42.4M on 609 screens. That beats recent local smash The Wandering Earth by 66% for an all-time record — and tops Infinity War’s entire Middle Kingdom run in the format ($41.2M). Nine of China’s Top 10 cinemas were IMAX with per-screen averages of $69.5K for the format’s best-ever recorded there.

      IMAX also set opening weekend box office records across 49 other markets, including France, Germany, Italy, Japan, India, Taiwan, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, among others.

      Overall, Endgame posted the highest opening weekend in industry history in 44 markets. With China, that also includes Australia, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Spain and the UK. Iron Man, Cap, Thor and the gang further set the highest industry single-day grosses in 29 markets, including the above.

      Thanos was on fire in Latin America where every market logged the biggest weekend ever. Across the region, the cume was $100M, topping Infinity War’s record $74M. In Asia-Pacific, the regional total was $545M to top IW’s record $340M. Europe/Middle East/Africa brought in $214M for another regional record, topping Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ $172M.

      In broken-out highlights, Endgame’s $53.8M UK launch replaced Spectre’s claim to the biggest opening ever, even though James Bond had a 7-day start in the market a few years back. In India, a staggering $26.7M is the biggest opening weekend ever for a Western title. Japan’s $13M is tops for an MCU movie in that market. In the PhilippinesEndgame is already the 2nd biggest movie overall ever, just with opening weekend on the books.

      Here are the Top 15 markets through Sunday: China ($330.5M), UK ($53.8M), Korea ($47.4M), Mexico ($33.1M), Australia ($30.8M), Germany ($26.9M), India ($26.7M), Brazil ($26M), France ($24.2M), Italy ($19M), Philippines ($17.9M), Thailand ($14.3M), Indonesia ($14.1M), Spain ($13.3M) and Japan ($13M).

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      2ND SATURDAY UPDATE, writethru after 8:31 AM post: Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame has now collected $487M worth of infinity stones at the international box office. That’s through Friday, and does not include an estimated $82.4M in China on Saturday which pushes Iron Man, Cap, Thor and the gang across the $300M mark there. With domestic’s $156.7M estimate through Friday, the global total (again, excluding China’s Saturday) is $643.7M. We are looking at a worldwide opening over $1.1B, an all-time — and mindboggling — industry record.

      Overseas, the $487M through Friday already breaks the record for the highest opening weekend internationally ever, topping The Fate of the Furious‘ $443M (which had China in the opening suite). The global total through Friday is also a new benchmark, overtaking the highest worldwide opening weekend which was previously set by Avengers: Infinity War ($641M, and no China).

      While the industry always expected Endgame‘s to be a stratospheric launch, last week folks were cautious about predicting a $1B global opening (the long runtime, China’s lack of days off during the debut, etc). Given the incredible trajectory the 22nd MCU pic has been on this weekend — and a lack of down-drag from the extra runtime coupled with round-the-clock screenings in many markets — sources now see Endgame reaching even higher, to a $1.1B worldwide take, and, yes, even nearing $1.2B.

      Of that, this reckoning with Thanos is now looking to reach well into the $800Ms overseas.

      In IMAX, and this is only the second movie ever to be entirely shot with its cameras, Endgame has already scored the best opening weekend ever with $52.1M through Friday. IMAX set record opening days in 45 overseas markets, including Friday openers Mexico, Japan and India, to add to previously reported record openings in Germany, France, Taiwan, Brazil, Argentina, Italy and the UAE. The offshore cume, outside China, is 11.9M. In the Middle Kingdom, the IMAX total through Friday is $28.2M. That surpasses The Wandering Earth‘s six-day opening weekend of $25.5M and also beats Infinity War‘s full opening week of $26.9M.

      China’s business overall will slow on Sunday which is a workday (to compensate for next week’s four-day holiday which will likely further fuel Endgame), but the movie has already set a record as the fastest to RMB 2B in the market — that includes local Chinese New Year titles like The Wandering Earth this year.

      Elsewhere, new markets that were added on Friday include Mexico where the Anthony and Joe Russo-helmed series finale logged the biggest all-time industry single day with $12.5M, 35% higher than Infinity War‘s opening day.

      Other milestones accrued on Friday include Vietnam‘s best single day ever, India‘s best Western opening (and No. 3 for any movie — notable in a market that is 90% local — plus 56% bigger than Infinity War) and Japan logging the top Marvel start at 70% over IW.

      Here are the Top 5 grossers through Friday: China (217.4M/$300.3M including Saturday), UK ($27M), Korea ($23M/$34.5M including Saturday), Australia ($19.7M) and Germany ($15.2M).

      2ND FRIDAY UPDATE 10:18 AM PT, writethru: Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame continues smashing records at the international box office, crushing $305M in just its first two days. Now playing in 46 offshore markets, the 22nd MCU entry is pacing ahead of Avengers: Infinity War in each of those and set a new industry single-day benchmark in the UK on Thursday with $15.3M. The Anthony and Joe Russo-directed Endgame has the same bragging rights in all Latin American markets that opened yesterday, including Brazil ($7M).

      Not included in the international total above is the China Friday which is coming in at an estimated $61.9M, that puts the Middle Kingdom tally through three days at $216.4M. As noted below, this tramples Infinity War‘s weekend launch last year, which had a straight three-day FSS bow of about $190M. Thursday’s Endgame China number was down 40.5% from Wednesday, an expected drop, with Friday’s estimate up on that by 31.7%. Saturday will go higher. Also as previously noted, Endgame is on track to leave the $300M threshold well in its dust over the five-day Middle Kingdom launch which nonetheless includes only one non-work/non-school day.

      We are in uncharted waters with Endgame, but an international opening of well over $700M is now in sight. Couple that with domestic’s likely $300M start and we are ready to call an unprecedented $1B global opening a strong possibility. As we reported in our worldwide preview, to make that happen China and/or the U.S. would need to overperform. China is certainly doing it with two days of play to go (though we do expect Sunday to see a steep drop given folks need to work that day). The rest of international has blown up through Thursday, and will see Mexico join the team today, plus there’s all that Saturday and Sunday on deck. We will of course know more as the weekend progresses. In the meantime, it’s not all about China overseas…

      Along with the UK, which came in 86% over Infinity War, and Brazil (+67%), Thursday launch markets that opened to the biggest single-day record ever include Panama, Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Trinidad, Uruguay, Portugal, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Serbia (non-local), Slovakia, Turkey and Ukraine.

      In Europe, new hubs that saw the No. 2 biggest all-time opening day include Croatia and Hungary. Israel, Poland and Slovenia scored the top superhero bow ever.

      In holdovers, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Philippines and Thailand gave Endgame the 2nd best industry single day on Thursday, after posting the highest all-time industry single day on Wednesday. Australia and New Zealand, which had Anzac Day, dipped by just 3% and 1%, respectively. Also yesterday, Taiwan and Malaysia posted the best all-time industry Thursday.

      For IMAX (the film is only the second ever fully shot with its cameras), there have been opening day records in 38 markets including China, France, Germany, Taiwan, Brazil and Argentina. The global total through Thursday in the format is $33M. In China, Endgame made $21M over the first two days which tops the 3-day opening weekend record held by Infinity War ($20.3M).

      The Top 10 overall international markets through Thursday are China ($154.5M – does not include Friday estimates), UK ($15.3M), Korea ($14.6M/$22.7M estimate with Friday), Australia ($13.9M), Italy ($10.4M), Germany ($9.7M), France ($9.6M), Philippines ($7M), Brazil ($7M) and Indonesia ($5.1M).

      More to come tomorrow.

      FRIDAY, 1ST UPDATE, 6:45AM PT: While we wait on Avengers: Endgame’s full Thursday numbers at the international box office, the Disney/Marvel marvel has today added another milestone to its gauntlet. In China, with Friday’s early estimates included, our band of heroes has crossed the $200M mark, and in so doing topped the first full weekend of Avengers: Infinity War. Early figures from local ticketing platform Maoyan have Endgame already at RMB 1.44B/$214M through Friday. Infinity War bowed to RMB 1.272B across a Friday/Saturday/Sunday weekend last year.

      Endgame is on track to leave the $300M threshold in its dust over the five-day Middle Kingdom launch which nonetheless includes only one non-work/non-school day. That’s something that had given our experts pause coming into the session, but strong word of mouth is fueling a great start beginning with the record-breaking Wednesday earlier this week. Yesterday’s dip from Day 1 was a little more than 40% which was to be expected, while today should be up from Thursday by about 30%. We’ll update these unofficial local figures in just a little bit, and have more from around the world.

      PREVIOUS, THURSDAY UPDATE, writethru: Along with its record-breaking first day in China, Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame is crushing into the all-time books with a cumulative $169M through Wednesday at the international box office. That one-day gross includes the $107.5M start in the Middle Kingdom yesterday as well as debuts in 24 other material markets. Each of the openings on Wednesday was bigger than Avengers: Infinity War, putting Endgame, from directors Anthony and Joe Russo, ahead of the previous installment in all markets.

      In China, the running cume estimate through Thursday (ie today, and still an early number which is not fully included in the total above), is $153M (RMB 1.03B). This reflects a $45.5M Thursday which is a roughly 42% drop from Wednesday (sans midnights). That’s an expected dip given the hyper-anticipation for opening day. The full weekend, which is a 5-day frame that includes just one non-workday, is looking towards the $300M+ zone.

      Endgame set a new IMAX opening day benchmark (including midnights) with RMB 93M ($13.8M) from 608 screens, surpassing Infinity War by 82%. IMAX repped about 13% of the Middle Kingdom launch gross, as well as the Top 10 locations and 88 of the 100 best-performing sites. The 22nd MCU entry is only the second film in history to be shot entirely with IMAX cameras. (For more on the China opening, see here.)

      The series-ender is poised to be an all-time international and global record-breakerand we’ll have a clearer picture of just where it’s headed when more markets come online. Right now, the international opening estimates are trending well upwards, into the $700M+ range. Domestic has previews starting tonight local time while overseas today adds the UK and Brazil with Friday recruiting Japan and Mexico to the team.

      Overall through Wednesday, eight markets have logged the biggest industry single-day record, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia, Philippines and Korea (the latter in terms of admissions). Among records for opening days are Indonesia, Malaysia, the Netherlands and a handful more.

      In the UK, early indications point to record-setting numbers for midnights and the rest of the session. Applaudience reports that as of midday local time today, about 1.2M tickets have been sold for the FSS.

      Turning back to Wednesday numbers, the next best launch after China was in Koreaat $8.4M, which as well as being the top all-time industry single day in admissions, is the best non-holiday opening day ever. (Early estimates today have Korea adding another $6M.) On Wednesday, Iron Man and the crew came in 40% higher than Infinity War there. Some markets had even bigger increases over Infinity War with Hong Kong up 98%, Germany 95% ahead and France over by 64%.

      The No. 3 opening grosser after China and Korea so far is Australia with $7M for +17% on IW. ComScore’s PostTrak locally reports that the film has five out of five stars in Oz and an 88 Total Positive score from audiences with a 68% “definitely recommend.”

      Rounding out the Top 10 Wednesday openers are France ($6M/+64%), Italy ($5.8M/+66%), Germany ($5.6M/+95%), Philippines ($3.9M/+45%), Hong Kong ($2.7M/+98%), Taiwan ($2.6M/+50%) and Indonesia ($2.5M/+42%).

      The assembled Avengers also hit the highest superhero opening day of all time in Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.

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      Sometime ago, Olajumoke and her (now ex) husband made headlines after the latter revealed that Olajumoke had turned him into a house husband.

      He claimed that since Olajumoke broke into limelight, she became rude, while he also accused her of infidelity.

      In an interview with punch newspaper however, Olajumoke denied all the allegations made by herbaby daddy against her. She said;

      “Anybody can say whatever pleases them with their mouth. He is the one that has been spreading such stories. When a man knows everything about you, he can choose to do whatever with that information. As for me, I am okay and there is nothing wrong with me.”

      “Whatever is going on is known to God. We are still together. He has never discussed all what he has been saying outside with me, so I don’t understand what he is driving at because we sleep in the same house.

      “Well, he can continue saying whatever pleases him but I will not say anything bad about him. There is nobody I will discuss his matter with; I just leave him to God. God will judge between us.”

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