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Game of Thrones creators to write new Star Wars

Game of Thrones creators to write new Star Wars

Entertainment
A new series of the Star Wars films will be written and produced by the creators of Game of Thrones.David Benioff and DB Weiss will take the lead on the new films, an announcement on the franchise's website said.The films will be separate from the current episodes and the trilogy being developed by The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, which is owned by Disney, said: "David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today."Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting."Benioff and Weiss said they had been dreaming of being part of the Star Wars franchise since the first film, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, was released in the...
Ashes: Joe Root refuses to write off England’s hopes despite Australia taking 2-0 series lead in Adelaide

Ashes: Joe Root refuses to write off England’s hopes despite Australia taking 2-0 series lead in Adelaide

Sports
Joe Root insists England are still "massively" in the Ashes series despite falling 2-0 behind with a 120-run defeat in the second Test.England arrived on the final day at the Adelaide Oval with an outside chance of sustaining their revival in the inaugural pink-ball Ashes encounter.But after conceding a 215-run first-innings deficit, even James Anderson's maiden five-wicket haul in Australia and then a battling half-century from the England captain himself could not truly turn back the tide.DAY FIVE REPORT: England hope quickly extinguished as Australia storm into 2-0 series leadRoot was unbeaten at stumps on the penultimate night, with 178 still needed and six wickets intact to pull off a national-record run chase of 354 to level the series.Instead, he followed nightwatchman Chris Wo...
Tempo proves key as Japanese children learn to write

Tempo proves key as Japanese children learn to write

Science
June 30 (UPI) -- Most research suggests handwriting is combination of acquired skills: the understanding of how different letters are shaped and the hand-eye coordination used to replicate those shapes with a pen.New research, however, suggests timing is an important part of the learning process -- at least for Japanese first-graders learning hiragana script.As Japanese students practiced painting the phonetic symbols, researchers from Kobe University had the first-graders focus on the stroke patterns and rhythm required to replicate each symbol.When scientists observed the handwriting, they found distinct strokes emerged -- stop, sweep or jump -- for each symbol. They also observed the emergence of distinct timing patterns for different symbols.The findings -- detailed in the journal Deve...
Should You Write Your Own Will?

Should You Write Your Own Will?

Finance
Writing a will is not exactly a fun experience, whether you do it yourself, or hire a lawyer. No one likes to dwell on their own mortality. In fact, an AARP survey revealed that two out of five Americans over the age of 45 don't have a will.However, it's an important favor that you can do for your family. The time right after your death is inevitably going to be tough on them, and having a well-written will can minimize the legal and financial complications they'll face.Do you even need a will?Whether or not you enjoy the idea, a will is a necessity. If you don't have one, after your death, your estate will go through a form of probate called intestate succession that's costly and takes a long time. A judge will appoint an "administrator" to settle your estate. The admi...