GoT foreshadowed ending in first episode

Game of Thrones told fans that Bran Stark, and not Jon Snow, would win the Iron Throne in the first ever episode, claims a fan theory. The Sun reports that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss apparently hinted at the ending way back when Ned Stark beheaded a member of the Night’s Watch in episode one in 2011. Isaac Hempstead as Bran Stark. Picture: HBOSource:Supplied Ned (Sean Bean) recited the oath of execution before killing deserter Will and said: “In the name of Robert of the House Baratheon. First of…

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Tony Abbott as ambassador to the Vatican? Tim Fischer says yes

Former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer has urged the re-elected Coalition government to consider appointing Tony Abbott as Australia’s envoy to the Vatican after he was ousted as the MP for Warringah in Saturday’s election. Mr Fischer, who served as Australia’s first resident ambassador to the Holy See between 2008 and 2012, recommended the position as an under-appreciated but important post that presented an opportunity for the government to use Mr Abbott’s high-level experience. Former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer says Tony Abbott, a devout Catholic, should be considered as…

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St George Illawarra Dragons must move on from Jack de Belin saga to save season

“I don’t think it is the entire reason why we lost the game on Sunday,” Graham said. “I think Friday’s verdict, although no one knew which way it was going to go, it probably did knock the wind out of a couple of people’s sails, to be honest. But I don’t attribute the performance on Sunday to that.” Graham was still stewing when asked to explain how the team has fallen so far off the pace after reeling off four straight wins. His answer was a call to arms before the club…

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Crazy way bride will fund $81k wedding

Leonie Starr from the Sunshine Coast has already recycled more than 50,000 containers at the TOMRA Recycling Centre in Kunda Park as she works towards funding her dream wedding in Vanuatu. The 51,455 containers Ms Starr recycled were made up of 20,970 aluminium cans, 14,264 glass bottles, 9644 plastic bottles, 581 poppers and 14 steel cans. “All in five months of collecting, with thousands of messages of love and support,” Ms Starr said. “Hundreds of beautiful humans donating their containers to help me get married.” The 28-year-old has earned just…

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AFL sends please explain over Carlton cheer squad

But Carlton officials were bewildered when they received the AFL memo, particularly when coach Brendon Bolton was so supportive of the umpires after the game. “I’m not going into any space around umpiring, because all it does as a senior coach talking about free kicks – this caper is so hard to play and it’s even harder, I think, to umpire,” Bolton said. “We want people to be involved in our game and come along and umpire and be involved in all levels and love that role, so I’m in…

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Cowboy Josh McGuire in pre-Origin test

McGuire is considered the frontrunner to pip teammate Jake Granville for the Maroons’ vacant No.9 jumper for game one against NSW. Asked whether he expected McGuire to suit up, Green told reporters on Tuesday: “We haven’t trained as a team. Monday was pretty much rehab so he did his own running that day. We haven’t trained together as a group until (Wednesday). “We’ll probably have a better idea after that. “He’s pretty keen. He knows there’s some big games around the corner so he wants to probably get a game…

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Potter-inspired play to have to see

Tucked backstage they have a jar of positive affirmations they read out to each other each week, aptly named the “Puff love jar”. It sits among all the quirky and creative props used in PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic, an off-Broadway cult comedy hit that’s just arrived in Sydney. “We are actually a really loving family back there, it’s really nice,” says resident director and cast member Lauren McKenna. “That stems from the writing of the show, it has such a…

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What raw voting figures tell us about election winners

We are pretty sure we know what happened on Saturday night, but a glance at the raw voting figures might confound your certainties. It would reveal losers were actually top performers, and top performers went nowhere. The Liberals benefited from a massive surge of voters. Right? Not really. The Liberal first preference tally actually fell by close to 1 per cent, according to Australian Electoral Commission counts posted at midday. The Liberal votes was 3,293,099, a 0.91 per cent fall from the 2016 level. It’s barely moved over two years,…

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Melbourne Storm keep options open for Bulldogs clash

Melbourne Storm have kept their selection possibilities open ahead of Sunday’s clash with Canterbury Bulldogs at Belmore. Loading While rising star Ryan Papenhuyzen starred at full-back in his first full start during the club’s 24-22 comeback win over Wests Tigers, the Storm have named regular full-back Jahrome Hughes in the role after he missed last game with concussion. Papenhuyzen remains on the bench in the selection squad named on Tuesday, but could still be elevated to a starting role if Storm coach Craig Bellamy so wishes as Hughes has previously…

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Jacko ‘was inappropriate with me’

Carter made the allegation while defending the late singer during an interview aired on WE TV. He began by saying: “Michael was a really good guy, as far as I know, a really good guy. “He never did anything that was inappropriate. “Except for one time. There was one thing that he did that was a little bit inappropriate.” Michael Jackson, pictured in 1996, is the subject of another shocking allegation. Picture: AFPSource:AFP Actor and singer Carter, the younger brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, did not elaborate any further…

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