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Years after Khal Drogo was killed off of Game of Thrones , Jason Momoa's epic audition tape for the HBO fantasy drama is still making the Internet rounds. Of course, that's because of the unusual way the Justice League actor tried out for the part of the Dothraki warlord by performing a Maori haka. During a recent interview with The New York Times , Momoa revealed that his character's lack of dialogue inspired the decision to do the traditional war dance. On Game of Thrones , [Drogo] doesnt say much. So how do you convey him? Theres nothing in the script, he explained. So I said: I have this idea. Is it OK to do [a dance] before the audition?' And they were like, Oh, sure.' Then I did the Haka. It was challenging to do the audition afterward I couldnt stop my heart from beating.
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Years after Khal Drogo was killed off of Game of Thrones , Jason Momoa's epic audition tape for the HBO fantasy drama is still making the Internet rounds. Of course, that's because of the unusual way the Justice League actor tried out for the part of the Dothraki warlord by performing a Maori haka. During a recent interview with The New York Times , Momoa revealed that his character's lack of dialogue inspired the decision to do the traditional war dance. On Game of Thrones , [Drogo] doesnt say much. So how do you convey him? Theres nothing in the script, he explained. So I said: I have this idea. Is it OK to do [a dance] before the audition?' And they were like, Oh, sure.' Then I did the Haka. It was challenging to do the audition afterward I couldnt stop my heart from beating.
TIME - Top Stories
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Guzman was taken into custody by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Ciudad Juarez, a border town across from El Paso, Texas. The DEA took him via plane to New York, according to a senior U.S. official not authorized to be quoted by name. Guzman, who's in his late 50s, first escaped from prison in 2001 and then spent more than a decade on the run before he was recaptured, only to escape again in 2015 via a mile-long tunnel dug to the shower in his cell. The 2015 escape was highly embarrassing for the government of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, and Mexican officials were seen as eager to hand the headache off to the United States afterward. A court denied Guzman's appeal and found his extradition was constitutional, the Mexican Department of Foreign Relations said. Guzman's lawyers had fought extradition since his 2016 recapture and said Thursday the Mexican government sent him to the United States to distract the public from nationwide protests over gasoline prices.
Politico
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When is the inauguration? Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States on January 20. The ceremony is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m., with a musical prelude beforehand. Afterward, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are slated to participate in the traditional inaugural parade, which is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. Where can I watch the inauguration? If you’re in Washington D.C., there is both ticketed and non-ticketed viewing locations for the ceremony. Security gates will open at 6 a.m. Tickets were distributed by members of Congress and the inaugural committee. If you’re not in Washington, major broadcast and cable networks will show the ceremony, and POLITICO will stream the ceremony . The parade route will follow Pennsylvania Avenue between the Capitol to the White House, and much of it will be open to the public and unticketed.
Deadline
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Bleacher Report
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" (For those of you who want to believe the Durant issues manifest themselves everywhere, Westbrook also posted to his wife, "I just hope you love me back lol.") As wild as Westbrook's numbers (30.6 points, 10.6 rebounds, 10.4 assists) have been, OKC coach Billy Donovan revealed how much the Thunder have come to rely on him as the steady hand around which the team operates with his blunt assessment of Westbrook's season: "He has been an efficient player in terms of how he runs our team." The only reason the Thunder could play the Warriors to a tie through the first half Wednesday night was because Westbrook initially brought that balance, even though it was against Durant. While Westbrook was deep into the game, he didn't go over the top. Wearing his usual tight tank top, Westbrook smiled through much of his pregame workout, running off the court afterward with a boyish leap to touch the canopy upon reaching the tunnel off the floor.
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Herald Courier
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BBC Parliament
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The similarity Europol benefit is vital. Anything less has been described as damage limitation. Will we still have access to the same databases and sources of information afterward have left? Howell ministers ensure that privacy laws to not encumber our access? The Government needs to ensure and explain how it will ensure that Britain's security and safety is in no way diminished.
BoingBoing
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Alex: Also, a lot of people are just biologically wired to be really taken in by authoritarian people. Crumb: That’s true, you’re right. You’re right. They just want a big, strong chief who will take care of everything, lead them into battle and provide the big feast afterward and parcel out the spoils. Yep. Alex: And the weird thing is, it doesnt have that much to do with education. You can be a very educated person but a very pro-authoritarian person and you’re really going to be sympathetic to Trump. Crumb: “We’re going to take care of this.” Yeah. “We’re gonna get this straightened out and kick out all the parasites and lock some people up, etc.” Alex: Some eggs are gonna be broken when you make an omelet, you know? And that’s just the way it is, and he’s gotta take charge. A lot of Americans like that. A no nonsense kind of guy, who’s just gonna take charge, because it simplifies their world.
The Iran Project
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Voice Of America
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Collective Evolution
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After passing a bowel movement, you shouldn't feel like you've just run a marathon. It's a natural process that should be fairly quick and painless. The need to strain and push excessively during a bowel movement, or not feeling empty afterward, may indicate that you're constipated ( source ). The Dangers of Ignoring Constipation So, you've recognized that you get constipated fairly often. You can't just ignore it; it won't go away on its own if you continue your regular patterns. Plus, if you are constipated regularly, it can manifest into other health problems. Constipation is a really great way to be tired and sick. When you are constipated you give time for bacteria to come out of spore in your intestines and proliferate in your intestines. Parasites do the exact same thing and this can lead to parasite infections. Bacteria can also make their way through your body and begin causing inflammation in a number of areas.
The Huffington Post
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" Turner uses a proprietary algorithm and a model that provides audience estimates using historical indices. In addition, the company takes into account "a myriad of other variables" to identify desired audiences, according to Strober. "The Algorithm goes through our inventory and will help isolate those particular shows limited to the half hour of each day of the week where a marketer's audience would most likely be," Strober explains. The resulting schedule is trafficked in the same way as a traditional Nielsen demo-guaranteed schedule. "When we get the findings afterward, we usually see a significant lift in the intended audience they care about most. On average it's been about a 21 percent lift in that target," says Strober. Asked how Turner determines business outcomes resulting from a particular schedule, Strober says it requires fusing consumer behavioral data with viewership data.
YourNewsWire
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In his first press conference since July, Donald Trump slammed specific news outlets for publishing fake news reports claiming among other things that he was being blackmailed by Russia who obtained compromising video of him with prostitutes. In remarks about BuzzFeed, which chose to publish an unverified dossier of allegations, Trump called the media site “a failing pile of garbage.” When shortly afterward, Jim Acosta a reporter for CNN attempted to ask a question, Trump refused to answer, calling the networkfake news.” Yahoo News reports: The president-elect’s reaction to these latest media reports follows Spicer’s rebuke to open the press conference. “It’s frankly outrageous and highly responsible for a left-wing blog that was openly hostile to the president-elect’s campaign for publishing salacious and flat-out false information on the Internet just days before he takes the oath of office,” said Spicer from the lobby of Trump Tower.
Daily Mail - Australia
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The Huffington Post
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Some employers also provide bonus points to employees that use these programs or have similar rewards programs of their own. Make working out your work. If you're looking to make a serious lifestyle change, and potentially some serious money, consider an investment in your skills and body. For example, you could look into becoming a personal trainer or fitness instructor. While the certification process can be expensive and time-consuming, afterward you'll be able to charge clients for classes or one-on-one training. Or, you could try to find flexible and active work that suits your interests and experience. Gardener, referee or dog walker could be good fits to supplement your income. Keep exercise-related expenses down. It can be tempting to buy new workout equipment or sign up for a gym when you're excited about a New Year's resolution. However, getting out of a gym contract can be difficult if you change your mind later and there are many ways to get fit without expensive equipment.
Daily Mail - Australia
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The Event Chronicle
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First, he stated “…two anchors who quit during live broadcasts say the network is a propaganda outlet.” I did not quit during a live broadcast, nor did I say that the network is a propaganda outlet. He goes on to say “…Abby Martin, who said before quitting, ‘What Russia did was wrong.’” Any cursory research into the referenced quote—when I spoke out against Russia’s military entrance into Crimea and the network’s glorification of it—will find that not only did I not quit on air, but that I continued my show for an entire year afterward. I was interviewed about my on-air statement on many major news stations, from BBC to CNN, where I defended my editorial freedom and also called-out the double standards and hypocrisies in their coverage. RT issued an official statement in support of my freedom to state my opinion on the network. Over the course of the next year, I continued to voice my concerns and opinions about Russia, from MH-17 to the Ukraine crisis, unfiltered.
Global News
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Donald J. Trump will become U.S. President on Jan. 20 - that part is certain, but what happens to the auto industry in the United States afterward isn't so clear.
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Politico
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So it could get to that point,” Paul said, adding that he’d still likely support a standalone repeal bill. “I still would but I’d feel a lot better about it if we voted on replacement on the same day.” The GOP-controlled Congress is aiming at repealing the law as soon as it can, potentially shortly after Trump is sworn in. But on Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Trump’s top staffers did not present a clear-cut roadmap to a replacement plan, or a timeline for when one might be unveiled that has the support of the leadership. McConnell said on CBS that he hadntheard Senator Paul's plan to replace it. But we will be replacing it rapidly after repealing it.” Pressed twice on the timely, McConnell would only say that replacement would happenquickly.” McConnell visited Trump Tower on Monday morning, telling reporters afterward that he had talked to Trump about repealing and replacing Obamacare.