The HBO ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel will start filming this year

The “Game of Thrones” spin-off will start filming its pilot this October in Belfast. This means the series might come sooner than expected, but it is just a pilot. The series takes place thousands of years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” and has the working title “The Long Night.” It looks like we won’t go as long as we thought without Westeros, because HBO’s “Game of Thrones” spin-off will start filming in Belfast in October of this year, according to Deadline. In June, HBO officially greenlit the pilot for the “Game of Thrones” spin-off, which takes place thousands of years before the events in the books and the… Read More

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Gotta See It: First glimpse of John Tavares skating with Auston Matthews

In the immediate aftermath of the Toronto Maple Leafs‘ signing of John Tavares, there was speculation that young star Auston Matthews might somehow resent getting the chance to play with another really good player. It’s a pretty silly notion when you consider adding Tavares brings Matthews that much closer to potentially winning a Stanley Cup — the goal of all NHL hockey players — but it was an idea that was put out there, for better or worse. With that said, if a five-second clip in a one-minute video can be taken as evidence of any kind, then it looks like the Tavares-Matthews dynamic is already off to a flying… Read More

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GM’s self-driving car unit could be worth $43 billion — nearly 4 times the valuation it received 6 weeks ago, RBC says (GM)

General Motors’ self-driving unit, Cruise, could be worth $43 billion, RBC Capital Markets estimates. The autonomous arm received a valuation of $11.5 billion from Japan’s SoftBank in May. GM is reportedly eyeing a spin-off or tracking stock for Cruise, Bloomberg reported last month. Follow GM’s stock price in real-time here. Cruise, the self-driving car company bought by General Motors in 2016, could be worth a whopping $43 billion, RBC Capital Markets estimates. That new valuation is nearly four times the figure eyed by Japan’s SoftBank when it invested $2.25 billion in the autonomous driving unit in May. Since then, Bloomberg reported that GM was eyeing a possible spin-off or tracking… Read More

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Calgary weather: Thunderstorm threats this afternoon

Day five of the Stampede is going to be slightly less than ideal with showers and thunderstorms rolling in this afternoon. Environment Canada says there will a be 30 per cent chance of showers this morning before showers begin around noon. A risk of thunderstorms will run into the afternoon, while they say showers will end near midnight. A total of 10 to 20 mm of rain is expected. The weather will warm up Wednesday through Friday, before showers return on Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures Today’s High 23 C Tonight’s Low 13 C Average High 22.6 C Average Low 9.3 C Historic High 34 C in 1985 Historic Low 1.1… Read More

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Kermit Washington sentenced to six years for charity fraud

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former NBA player Kermit Washington has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in charity donations on vacations, shopping sprees and plastic surgery for his girlfriend. The U.S. attorney’s office says the 66-year-old Las Vegas man also was ordered Monday to pay nearly $970,000 in restitution. Washington pleaded guilty in November in federal court in Kansas City, Missouri, to making a false statement in a tax return and aggravated identity theft. Washington played for several NBA teams in the 1970s and 1980s and is best known for throwing a punch that fractured Houston Rockets player Rudy Tomjanovich’s face… Read More

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