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Game Of Thrones Recap:Arya's Fate Revealed

Picking up from where we Game of Thrones left you last week, Sunday night’s episode was rather dominated by intense confrontations and as usual, a little bit of blood here and there. Where do we begin with this?

 

Arya

Last week, we were handed a series of possible outcomes from our friends on Reddit, surprisingly, one of them panned out accurate at least to a fair point. Arya did indeed get stabbed, manoeuvred her way out of danger and ended up fighting the waif in total darkness but not as straightforward as we presumed. Nearly bleeding to death, she took a stop at Lady Crane’s show and got the help she needed at her house only to wake up the next day to find her helper in a pool of blood – the waif had come to complete the task at hand and Arya had no place to hide, she had to run... run far away to her hideout where she had tucked away her sword for the longest time. Totally secluded and in darkness, Arya did what she was trained to do; take down the waif.

Now a girl has a name, her name is Arya Starkof Winterfell and she’s going home.

 

Jamie Lannister and Brienne of Tarth were reunited in what was supposed to be a night to forget as fate made them temporary enemies who were to fight to the death. Fortunately, a bold confrontation between Jamie and Lord Edmure Tully saw them remain friends for the time being.

 

Into the woods

After the bloody massacre last week, the Hound set out to find justice the only way he knows. He sought and found the outlaw members on the brotherhood, killed all four with an axe and later helped hang the rest.

 

Meeren

Honestly, I’m getting a little tired of Daenerys and her over the top entrances, I’m watching this episode and thinking “Oh God, not again”

Just when Tyrion thought he had the city under control, the slave masters decide to make an angry comeback to disrupt Grey Worm and Missandei making jokes.

 

King’s Landing

It’s always one mess or the other here. The queen mother finally unleashes Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane on one of those spiritual fanatics and of course it ended in blood, not just any sort of death, the Mountain sort of death, the head bashing, eye popping, head smashing sort. This definitely will attract some form of punishment but one can hardly tell what its going to be considering how things over there ended when Tommen calls an unexpected meeting in the throne room but banishes his mother to the gallery.

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Yeezy 750 Boost: Gone In Sixty Seconds

How fast can you sell celebrity merch?

This has to be a record of some sort. The Yeezy 750 boost has been in such high demand since its release mostly because of the method of sale. Kanye opens the sales gate and shuts it whenever he feels like. Yesterday night, Kanye west opened the gate for fans to purchase his exclusive sneakers and according to him sold out in less than a minute... sounds crazy yeah? i know.

 

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Everything You Need To Know About Grimmie's Killer

Grimmie who contested in the sixth season of NBC’s The Voice was shot dead on Friday at around 10:30 pm after concluding a performance in Orlando. From young Youtuber to third place on The Voice, Grimmie was loved by many.

Police announced her death early Saturday morning on Twitter.

“With deep regret, we have confirmed Christina Grimmie, @TheRealGrimmie has died from her injuries,” Orlando police tweeted.

 

The Killer

 

 

Kevin Loibl, 27, had been carrying two loaded handguns, two magazines, and a large hunting knife when he fatally shot the 22-year-old singer, Orlando Police Chief John Mina reported.

Police have identified the suspect who on Friday night shot and killed singer Christina Grimmie, a former contestant on NBC’s The Voice, while signing autographs after a concert in Orlando.

Orlando police believe the suspect; Kevin came to the show with the sole intent of killing the musician.

 

 

Several witnesses say that Loibl approached Grimmie and shot her and when Grimmie’s brother, Marcus, instantly tackled him, Loibl killed himself.

Orlando Police Chief John Mina said during a press briefing on Saturday morning that officers received a distress call around 10:30 p.m. Friday at the Plaza Live venue, and responded within two minutes but when they arrived, they found that two people had been killed, including Grimmie.

“This isn’t a crowd that you would suspect would be carrying guns into an event like this,” Mina said.

Police said the 27-year-old had no known ties to Grimmie but still travelled to Orlando from his home in St. Petersburg to commit the crime.

Investigators continue to search through Loibl’s phone and computer to see if there was a motive for him carrying out such action.

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Diary Of A Tomato Seller

I guess we have all heard of the tomato madness in town, sadly that’s the reality we have to face. With tomatoes being sold at one for a hundred naira, one can’t help but think of how tomato sellers fend for themselves and their families.

I recently had the opportunity to interview a tomato seller, Mrs Abiodun. She is a tomato seller at Adaranijo market, Pedro area of Lagos State. I will be the first to admit that being a journalist is not as easy as it seems, I honestly had my hopes high about interviewing a particular woman who is our regular customer however she was reluctant. She said she didn’t want me to take her pictures or record her voice. Luckily for me she wasn’t the only tomato seller in Lagos, so I had to go all the way to Pedro from Anthony.

Mrs Abiodun who was one of the main tomato sellers at the aforementioned market gave me accurate answers to all my questions and I was so excited about her willing to allow me interview her, although she doesn’t really like smiling. Please enjoy the interview:

 

 

Titideyeri: Please can you introduce yourself.

Tomato seller: My name is Mrs Abiodun.

Titideyeri: Have you heard about the tomatoes Ebola and is it the cause of the tomato scarcity?

Tomato seller: Yes I have heard. But it is not the tomato Ebola that is causing it. There is one insect that eats the farm product before it can germinate. You know when they grow the tomato it needs some rain before it can germinate, so when there is no rain you know there has not been enough rain this year. That is what is causing the insect to come out because there is not enough water for them to spread out. It is not Ebola that is causing it.

Titideyeri: Are you feeling the impact of this tomato scarcity?

Tomato seller: Yes, very well.

Titideyeri: Are your customers still coming to buy like before?

Tomato seller: There are buying, but not like before. We are selling the way we are buying unlike before when you buy a basket of tomatoes for three thousand naira you can see three thousand naira gain. But now we buy a basket of tomatoes for twenty thousand naira, before we can see gain of one thousand naira it is hard. We are selling at a loss.

Titideyeri: How has the current tomato scarcity affected your business, is it good or bad?

Tomato seller: It is very bad, because we have spent all our saving into this business. Because there is no way you will not spend extra money.

 

 

Titideyeri: How do you want the government to help everybody involved in the tomato business one way or another?

Tomato seller: They should give the farmers money and facilities, so that this kind of situation will not happen again.

Titideyeri: Do you do any other business apart from tomato selling?

Tomato seller: Yes, I do make hair for people.

Titideyeri:  What do you think us as individuals can also do to help with this tomato scarcity?

Tomato seller: We should encourage ourselves in going for farming, because it is only in the North that they do farm tomatoes. The one we grow here in the south is not as good in the north, so we should encourage our students to know how they plant their tomatoes in the North. So they can bring it down here for we in South can also learn from them.

Titideyeri: Thank you so much ma, for your time.

Tomato seller: We thank God.

So there you have it, no one ever said a three minutes interview could be so enlightening. Please feel free to share your own views about the tomato crisis in the comments section.

 

WITH LOVE

 TITIDEYERI

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Nigerian Football Legend Stephen Keshi Dies At 54

It would seem death is on a rampage for the famous this year.

Days after the death of Muhammad Ali, Nigeria loses one of her most cherished football icons. Both as a football player and as a coach, Stephen Keshi or "Big Boss" as players fondly call him has reached the heights of African football by taking Nigeria all the way to winning the CAF trophy.

He also managed Togo and Mali, and his playing career included some time at Anderlecht in Belgium.

Reports say he suffered a heart attack which led to his death.

As a player, Keshi was part of the Super Eagles team that won the Nations Cup in 1994 and narrowly missed out on a World Cup quarter-final place the same year.

And as coach, he coached the national side over three spells, famously leading Nigeria to the 2013 Nations Cup title in South Africa and the last 16 at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

 

 

Although his contract was not renewed after the World Cup, he later returned on a match-by-match deal following the team's failure to reach the 2015 Nations Cup finals.

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Game Of Thrones: Arya Stark's Fate, Three Equally Terrifying Theories

Warning: this post contains spoilers from the sixth season of this Tv show.

 

If you thought season five signalled the ending of funeral arrangements in the Stark family, think again. The last episode of the tv show saw Arya (Maisie Williams) brutally stabbed by the waif after the nameless girl snuck up on her disguised as an old woman. Arya did manage an escape by throwing herself helplessly over the side of the bridge and staying totally submerged under water till the waif presumed her dead and left. With several stab wounds, she managed to drag herself back into the streets of Braavos where a couple of things could happen to her.

A couple theories have sprung from nowhere as regards this issue as some believe Arya’s actions before the incident suggested she saw it coming and played her cards beforehand. Reddit user iPlayNL wrote

“We are led to believe Arya got stabbed, however there are some problems with what happened on this episode, First off, Arya seemed different from the start. Her scene with the merchant, her walk all seemed very confident, which is unusual after the events this season. … Also, where did she get the money from? Why was she not carrying Needle [her sword] with her? How come after all she knew about the faceless man she just stood there on a bridge not paying any attention?”

Expanding on this postulate, another Redditor gave us Arya’s interaction with Lady Crane as an indication that she planned it all along with the help of the actress to pull off an escape believable enough to fool the waif.

“So I believe she has 1 or more pigs blood pouches around her body. She knows where and how to do this because last episode… she saved the actress. The actress then provided her help to make the scene on the bridge large and realistic. … She then leaves the water and leaves a trail of blood…. to lead her [enemies] to her. Expecting an unarmed (because she choose not to show needle during the fight scene) and injured girl; they will instead walk down a dark alley and be met with an uninjured girl who knows how to fight in the dark and carrying a sword.” Passingwisdom wrote.

Now here is another “Angu”

Some believe the person stabbed wasn’t even Arya but rather Jaqen H’ghar to begin with. Pointing to the obvious fact that Arya must have been with her sword, froschkonig wrote “She wasn’t aware that [Jaqen] said not to make her suffer, so making a big show of her suffering doesn’t make sense. It was [Jaqen] testing the waif, and by stabbing her in the stomach and not just slashing the throat, she disobeyed orders just like arya did. [Jaqen] is gonna lay some faceless justice down.”

Now these are just theories but whatever the case turns out to be, episode eight is going to be grand.

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Muhammad Ali: Death Wins This Round But Legends Never Die

There isn't a way i can accurately express the pain i felt when i logged into my twitter and saw Muhammad Ali tributes on my "Incase you missed it". I didn't know what to feel, could it be that the great Ali had taken a hit he couldn't recover from?

It took me some time to learn to appreciate this great man but alas, my dad made sure I accorded Muhammad Ali the respect due before he met the same inevitable fate as Ali. I almost immediately remembered the witty quotes... the trash talking... the Rope-a-dope... everything that made Ali a boxer unlike any other.

 

He wasn't only good with his fists, his words hurt equally also.

Here are my best 18 quotes from the greatest.

 

1. "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. His hands can't hit what his eyes can't see. Now you see me, now you don't. George thinks he will, but I know he won't.

2. "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth."

3. "I'm young; I'm handsome; I'm fast. I can't possibly be beat."

4. "Don’t count the days; make the days count."

5. “If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it—then I can achieve it."

6. “It's hard to be humble when you're as great as I am."

7. “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”

8. “If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize.”

9. “Braggin' is when a person says something and can’t do it. I do what I say.”

10. "I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was."

11. "Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even."

12. "I'm so mean, I make medicine sick."

13. "I should be a postage stamp. That's the only way I'll ever get licked."

14. “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”

15. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”

16. "A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”

17. “If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.”

18. "I shook up the world. Me! Whee!"

 

Born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., Muhammad Ali fought against a lot of things; men, the government, racism and more recently, Parkinson.If a life was a movie then it certainly is this man's life. From winning the  heavyweight title to going against the government to being stripped of his boxing titles and been denied of a boxing licence, an ordinary man would quit... an ordinary man, but this man wasn't one.

He got up and with his return even more glorious winning the world heavyweight title two more times and till today, remains the only professional boxer to do so three times.

His notable fights include: "Fight of the Century", "Super Fight II" and the "Thrilla in Manila" versus his rival Joe Frazier, the first Liston fight, and "The Rumble in the Jungle" versus George Foreman.

I'll leave you with 10 of his best knockouts, not knockdowns, knockouts cause when Ali sends you down, you stay down.

 

 

Rest well, Ali.

Rest well, Legend.

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Instagram’s New Algorithm Is Finally Here, And Yes It Ruins Your Feed

Okay so remember when your Instagram timeline went nuts somewhere around this year’s Easter season: with posts like “Instagram is about to change its algorithm, change your profile setting to continue viewing feeds from me…. Blah blah blah.”  Yup we hated that too.

Earlier this year, Instagram began testing a new feed sorted by an algorithm, and announced it was going to change the order in which feeds appeared in users’ timeline showing images and videos  ” best suited” for users. In other words, no more chronological feeds.

 

YOU'RE FLOODING THE WEB WITH WAY TOO MUCH DATA

In a lot of ways, the switch makes sense.  Instagram continues to top the image sharing platforms, and with its user base growing daily, it becomes harder to keep up with your followers and their posts. With over 400 million monthly users posting more and more photos and videos daily, the company explains that on an average, 70 percent of feeds are missed by users, and it's goal is to crunch those numbers.

 

NO, NO! YOU CAN’T DISABLE IT

Instagram says there is no way users can disable it. At least for now. That’s such a bummer for users who like getting a timeline view in their feed - like me.  However, you can still get a chronological view of a user’s account when you tap on their name.

 

NOT TOTALLY A BAD IDEA

According to Instagram, this new algorithm ensures you never miss a post from your best friend or favourite celebrity, no matter how many accounts you follow. A more personalized feed based on what Instagram thinks you will enjoy is created for you. The new feed algorithm will presumably work like Facebook’s . the more attention a post gets, the more likely it is you see it. This means some posts will “vanish” almost immediately – sorry!

 

Instagram will roll out the changes to the feed over the next month

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