Sesame Street invades Game of Thrones Westworld for good cause

first_img Game of Thrones HBO Westworld 0 Tags There’s a dissonance that comes from seeing beloved Sesame Street muppets engaging with some of television’s deadliest characters. No blood is shed and respect wins the day, giving us feel-good alternate timelines that depart significantly from the grim and gory stories we’re used to.Now can we all just hug? Share your voice Season 8 premiere slays show’s own viewer record Premiere recap: Reunions, dragons and Bran is always watching Game of Thrones returns 57 Photoscenter_img Game of Thrones stars, from season 1 through today The Westworld video is called “Respect World” and features Jeffrey Wright (Bernard) and Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores) sitting inside a lab room when Cookie Monster arrives. He calls Dolores “robot lady” and delivers a lecture on respect illustrated through the sharing of a cookie.  Be sure to stick around for the Sesame Street theme rendered by a player piano manned by the Two-Headed Monster. The footage starts off like a normal Game of Thrones scenario as Cersei and Tyrion argue. Elmo, dressed in armor, shows up to talk the pair through their issues. The video is meant to highlight the importance of respecting one another, even in the case of sworn enemies. It wraps ups with a joke about the meaning of “toast.” While the Sesame Street crossover isn’t canon, those of us pining for a happily-ever-after ending for all the residents of Game of Thrones can pretend it is. Besides, a fuzzy red bug-eyed creature isn’t any more fantastical than a bunch of dragons. Post a comment Enlarge ImageCookie Monster takes his chances in Westworld. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET Cersei Lannister and Tyrion Lannister might be siblings, but there’s not much love between them. They may never have warm feelings, but they can at least respect each other. They just need a little help from furry red Elmo from Sesame Street.Bernard and Dolores from Westworld also have plenty to say to each other about violent delights having violent ends, but Cookie Monster can convince them to see their conflicts a little differently.HBO airs Game of Thrones, Sesame Street and Westworld. That’s why we now have some unlikely crossovers timed for the children show’s 50th anniversary celebration. One video, titled “Sesame Street: Respect is Coming,” brings together Cersei (Lena Headey), Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) and Elmo to resolve a tense scene.  TV and Movieslast_img read more

Dhakas traffic jam causes Tk 370b annual loss

first_img.Spending hours in tailback, commuters in Dhaka city suffer from a variety of diseases caused by pressure of traffic congestion on human mind.This was observed at a roundtable on ‘Dhaka city’s traffic jam: Financial and health problems’ on Saturday.It was that the city’s traffic congestion eats up 5 million man hours every day.Research findings presented there show, the average speed of vehicles in the capital city has slowed down to only 5 kilometres per hour now from 21 kilometres per hour only 12 years ago.In a variety of research, the annual loss due to traffic jam is estimated between Tk 200 billion and Tk 370 billion and the average loss stands at Tk 370 billion a year, the roundtable was told.Experts said in view of deteriorating traffic situation in the city day by day, financial loss would increase in the coming days.Accident Research Institute (ARI) of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and Road Safety Foundation jointly organised the programme in the city.ARI director professor Md Moazzem Hossain, presenting the keynote, urged the authorities concerned to take immediate steps to improve the traffic system.Citing research findings, he pointed out that had the required measures been taken to improve the city’s traffic situation, an amount of Tk 220 billion could have been saved every year.“If the city’s traffic situation does not improve, the average speed of vehicles will come further down to 4 kilometers an hour — even less than average walking speed — by the year 2025,” Moazzem added.He blamed narrow roads, illegal parking, occupation of footpaths and frequent diggings of roads for the traffic congestion.Former director of National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitaion (NITOR) professor Muhammad Siraj ul Islam said traffic jam puts negative impact on mental health that may ultimately lead to social instability.Farah Deeba, associate professor of Dhaka University’s Clinical Psychology department, said traffic jam impacts on the family life and social relations as it creates severe mental stress.Deputy director of Fire Service and Civil Defence Debashish Bardhan said a total of 2,500 lives were lost in fire incidents in the Dhaka division alone last year. “The number would have been much lower, had there been no traffic jam,” he added.The experts recommended increase in public transport, expansion of railway network, lessening the number of personal cars and decentralisation of Dhaka city to curb the traffic congestion.Professor Sarwar Jahan of BUET’s Urban and Regional Planning department, suggested modernisation and expansion of public bus service for addressing the traffic problem.Chairman of Road Safety Foundation and professor of DU’s Sociology department AI Mahbub Uddin Ahmed presided over the session.last_img read more

Student crushed under train in Chattogram

first_imgtrainA student of International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC) was crushed under the wheels of a train at Kumira in Sitakunda upazila in Chattogram on Monday, reports UNB.The deceased is Kazi Sirat, a student of English department of the university.GRP police station officer-in-charge Shahidul Islam said a train hit Sirat around 9:00am, leaving him dead on the spot.On information, police recovered the body and sent it to a local hospital morgue.last_img

Presidency varsity fails to meet handover deadline

first_imgKolkata: Presidency University (PU) has failed to meet the November 15 deadline given by the state Higher Education department with regard to the handover of Hindu Hostel. PU Vice-Chancellor Anuradha Lohia has sought another 15 days’ time for completing some work pertaining to the habitationof the students. State Education minister Partha Chatterjee has summoned the university authorities on Monday and asked for an explanation behind the delay. On being questioned about the inability to meet the deadline over the handover, PU V-C Anuradha Lohia said: “We had not set any deadline. The government had given a deadline. I had said mentioned that the entire work will be finished off by January. We tried our best to stick to it and everybody involved in the construction worked hard even during Durga Puja and Diwali but could not complete the work. We hope to complete the entire work by November 30.” According to the V-C, the state Public Works Department (PWD) that is in-charge of the renovation of the hostel has submitted a report stating that a little bit of work is still pending when it comes to the safety and security of the boarders. “We are also awaiting the certificates of safety from the state Fire and PWD departments,” Lohia added. A senior official of PU pointed out some areas where work is still pending. The dining room and the kitchen need some more work. Some broken glasses are scattered here and there which need to be removed. “We will put LPG gas to use for cooking and do away with diesel that was earlier used for the purpose. We are creating a gas bank for this,” the official said. It may be mentioned that the Hindi Hostel was closed for renovation in July 2015 and the boarders were provided with lodging facilities at Tarulia in New Town. The university has failed to meet deadlines on more than one occasion in case of Hindu Hostel handover. The students had resorted to agitation for a long period demanding the same.last_img read more

Cricket betting racket busted in Beniapukur 2 held

first_imgKolkata: A cricket betting racket was busted by Kolkata Police on Thursday night.During the raid by the officers, two persons were arrested. According to the police, on Thursday, during the India-West Indies cricket match, cops from Detective Department came to know from their sources that a cricket-betting was running somewhere in Beniapukur. In the evening, cops came to know about the place from where the racketeers were functioning. Around 7 pm on Thursday, a team from DD of Kolkata Police raided a house located at 14, Tantibagan Lane in Beniapukur and found a person identified as Md. Inam alias Guddu. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataHe was operating a betting racket through mobile phone. Cops seized two mobile phones from him and arrested him. A case has been registered at the Beniapukur police station under sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 120B (punishment of criminal conspiracy) of the IPC and three sections of West Bengal Gambling and Prize Competition Act. After interrogating Inam, sleuths came to know that the actual culprit of the gang is operating the racket from Tiljala area. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateHe said a person identified as Rajkumar Shaw of Chowbaga Road was controlling the racket from 1, Topsia 1st Lane in Tiljala area. After Inam gave his statement to the police, cops raided the house he mentioned about in Tiljala and arrested Shaw. Police seized a computer, one mobile phone cash worth Rs 4,600. Sources informed that the police suspect that a big racket is operating in and around Kolkata due to the ongoing World Cup. The duo arrested on Thursday night are being interrogated to find out the other members of the racket.last_img read more

Tunisia welcomes first cruise ship since museum attack

first_imgTunisia welcomes first cruise ship since museum attack Share The Canadian Press Tags: Africa & Middle East << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img LA GOULETTE – The first cruise ship has arrived in Tunisia since a deadly Islamic extremist attack on the country’s leading museum last year, a voyage welcomed by singers, dancers and government officials who hope it marks a rebirth of Tunisian tourism.The MS Europa pulled into the port of La Goulette near the capital Thursday carrying 310 passengers, most of them Germans. Extra security was on hand for the arrival, along with Tunisia’s tourism minister, trumpeters and camels.Some 60 foreign tourists were killed in separate extremist attacks last year at the Bardo National Museum in Tunis and a beach resort near Sousse. The attacks devastated Tunisia’s tourism sector as travel agencies pulled out and governments issued travel warnings.Some of the passengers said they made the trip to defy terrorists. Friday, October 7, 2016 Posted bylast_img read more