Sunday, September 25, 2016

Jubilee of Mercy: Jubilee for Catechists

The Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy kicks off today at the Vatican City with the opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica.
Jubilee of Mercy logo

The Jubilee of Catechists, which is part of the ongoing Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, took place on the St. Peter's Square from the 23rd to the 25th of September, 2016, and this event reflects on the theme based on Caravaggio's painting "The Call of Saint Matthew", offered for linguistic groups in the following churches such as the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, the Church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Basilica of San Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini, the Basilica of Sant'Andrea della Valle, the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, and many others.

Pope Francis celebrated the Jubilee for Catechists during the Holy Mass, which occurred earlier.



The next event for the ongoing Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy will be the Marian Jubilee, happening on the 8th of October.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Bubble Gang - September 23, 2016 #BGUbusanSaTrain

On the September 23, 2016 episode of Bubble Gang...

- Ubusan sa Train gags

- Don't mind the weather report, today's weather in the bedroom's getting hotter than expected.

- The couple are doing their sexual fantasies

- Another Buhay ng Bakla session

- Two pulubis are having a prenup



- Taking home the work

- There is someone who has interests with car parts puns

- Practical advices just a phone call away!

- Basa Basa Pik!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Let's Do The News! (September 23, 2016)


- There is now enough evidence linking Senator Leila de Lima to the illegal drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison to file a case against her, according to Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II. Aguirre said De Lima could face charges under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act and Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act.

- Senator Antonio Trillanes defended on Friday statements of confessed hit man Edgar Matobato at the Senate hearing on extrajudicial killings. Trillanes suggested that Matobato is not necessarily lying in his testimony on his involvement in a death squad, which President Rodrigo Duterte supposedly founded in 1988 when he was elected mayor of Davao City.

- British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says the United Kingdom's talks on leaving the European Union will commence in early 2017. The former London mayor said his government is talking with its European partners on the timing of the presentation of a letter that will invoke the exit negotiations.

- The White House says it is looking into the suspected hacking over reports that the purported scan of First Lady Michelle Obama's passport was posted on a website. US media reported on Thursday about a cyber-attack on the e-mail account of a White House staff member.

- Meanwhile, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation has begun investigating the theft of data from US IT giant Yahoo. Reports told that hackers stole information for at least 500 million user accounts in late 2014. It was the biggest security breach of the Internet age. The FBI said in a statement that it takes this type of security breach very seriously and will determine how it occurred and who's behind this.

- In time for the autumnal equinox, the new third-generation Chevrolet Equinox has been fully unveiled with new design, new interior, new tech, and a choice of turbocharged engines including the first-ever 1.6L turbo-diesel engine for an American crossover. It will be available starting next year and will be sold globally.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox

- The Ferrari GTC4Lusso adds a new, rear-wheel drive, V8 turbo variant, before next month's Paris Motor Show. The new 3.9L V8 Twin Turbo produces slightly less power than the V12 engine it produces but because it's now rear-wheel drive, it's lighter.

2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso T

- All-new smart models will receive new electric drive variants and the new variants can now be charged quicker from a 240v charger in less than two and a half hours and they're now quicker to 100kph in 11.4 seconds for the fortwo coupe model.

2017 smart fortwo coupe Electric Drive

- Nissan teases a new compact car that is set to be uncovered on next month's Paris Motor Show. Could this be the next-generation Nissan March?



TTFN!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Let's Do The News! (September 22, 2016)


- President Rodrigo Duterte wants rapporteurs from the United Nations and the European Union for a debate on human rights and extrajudicial killings, continuing his backlash against the international community for interfering with his ongoing war on drugs. The international communities are expressing concerns over Duterte's brutal war on illegal drugs, which killed over 3,000 people in the process. About half of the deaths have been attributed to vigilantes and drug syndicates.

- Senator Leila de Lima claimed that former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency official Marine Lt. Col. Ferdinand Marcelino was asked to testify against her in relation to her alleged involvement in the proliferation of illegal drugs in the New Bilibid Prison during her term as Justice secretary.

- A segment of the new NAIA Expressway has now opened to the motoring public. With this first phase of the NAIA Expressway, motorists will be able to use the expressway for free for the first month of operations. This first installment of the 17.9 billion peso NAIA Expressway under the public-private partnership program will link Macapagal Boulevard near the Entertainment City to NAIA Terminals 1 and 2. Other segments will be opened by the end of the year.

- A group of international journalists has published documents of over 175,000 companies registered in the Bahamas, a well-known tax haven. Similar to the controversial Panama Papers, the documents list directors and owners of business entities. Dutch politician Neelie Kroes was one of them and listed as director of a Bahamian company from 2000 to 2009.

- Iran showcased its missiles in a military parade at the time when its rival Israel has clinched a massive military aid deal with the United States. Iranian soldiers marched across the nation on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of the start of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war. The US has expressed concern over Iran's missile development program, calling it a threat to global security. Last week, US and Israel agreed on the 38 billion dollar military aid for a decade.

- A boat carrying 600 migrants and refugees has capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Egypt About 42 people died, according to reports.

- Mercedes-Benz unveiled its first-ever E-Class All-Terrain sport utility wagon prior to next month's Paris Motor Show world premiere. Based on the new E-Class Estate, the All-Terrain features added ground clearance, rugged styling, and 4MATIC all-wheel drive making it an all-weather rugged estate.


- Actress Francine Prieto is officially married to her American boyfriend, Frank Shotkoski, in Italy. Their wedding took place last Wednesday night (Italy time), at Casa Mariantonia, Capri, Italy.

- In case you missed it; a certain Sugod Bahay winner suddenly hugged Maine Mendoza around her waist but Alden Richard managed to protect her when she was put in a sensitive situation in Eat Bulaga. We never saw that thing coming on them...

- Vina Morales filed multiple complaints on the court against her ex-boyfriend Cedric Lee, according to reports. Reports told that Vina filed her complaints at the Mandaluyong Regional Trial Court against Lee for cases of kidnapping, illegal detention, and a violation of the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act of 2004.
TTFN!!!

TV ANIME / DATA CARDDASS "AIKATSU!" ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK AIKATSU! NO ONGAKU!! 04

The fourth and final season of Aikatsu was concluded last spring and replaced by its successor series, Aikatsu Stars, but for those who want to relive the songs and score heard from both the TV series and its Data Carddass arcade game, there is now the fourth and final original soundtrack inspired from the fourth and final season of Aikatsu, a fitting sendoff to the adventures of Akari Ozora and friends to become the academy's top idols.

TV ANIME / DATA CARDDASS "AIKATSU!"
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK AIKATSU! NO ONGAKU!! 04

Aikatsu no Ongaku 04 is by no means the fourth and final Aikatsu original soundtrack packed with songs and score as heard not just on the final season of Aikatsu but on the final update of the Data Carddass Aikatsu game before it was replaced by its successor Aikatsu Stars Data Carddass game. From TV show BGMs curated by MONACA's finest, to songs performed by AIKATSU☆STARS! and STAR☆ANIS, including the all-star version of the Aikatsu favorite song, アイドル活動!, every tune in this two-disc compilation is more than enough to become an instant souvenir for every Aikatsu fan who really going to miss the Akari Generation of the show since 2012.

Just one of the ways to say goodbye to the Akari Generation saga of Aikatsu but even though Akari's story ended months ago and a new chapter unfolds in the life and times of Yume Nijino and friends in Aikatsu Stars last April 2016, the tales of Akari Ozora's quest to become one of the academy's top idols will ever be told to generations to come.

DISC ONE:
01:Du-Du-Wa DO IT!!(TV-size)
02:今回のおはなし! ~あかりver.~
03:アイドルの昼下がり
04:いつだって前向き
05:ステージに咲く氷の華
06:ですな~
07:アツすぎるアイドル
08:ドリーミークラウン
09:ロマンスドレス
10:新たな風
11:Good morning my dream(TV-size)
12:アイキャッチA ~あかりver.~
13:ヴァンパイアミステリー
14:ナイトメアパーティー
15:スミレジェラート
16:ヴァンパイアアイドル
17:アイキャッチB ~あかりver.~
18:はじまりの予感
19:踊るイナズマ
20:ふんわり笑顔
21:ユニットカップ開催!
22:静かな確信
23:それぞれの大事なもの
24:ユニットの魔法
25:チュチュ・バレリーナ(TV-size)
26:ウェディングワルツ
27:ジョニーの結婚!?
28:アイドルの休息
29:これまでのアイカツ! ~あかりver.~
30:憧れの先輩たち
31:午後はいちいちいちご気分
32:大スターライト学園祭
33:わたしたちのアイカツ!
34:甘くてホットでクール!
35:自分で見つけるもの
36:たしかな一歩
37:キラッキラの輝き
38:芸能人はカードが命 ver.3
39:Lovely Party Collection(TV-size)
40:また見てね! ~あかりver.~

DISC TWO:
01:芸能人はカードが命 ver.4
02:lucky train!(TV-size)
03:ツアー開催中!
04:じゃがいもをマイクに!
05:憧れの新生活
06:今日のお空はどんな空?
07:アイドル宇宙戦記「オオゾラッコーン」
08:あかり、オオゾラッコーン、行きまーす!
09:アイカツダッシュ!
10:それぞれの葛藤
11:Let's Dancing!!
12:やまとなでしこ
13:なでしこの悩み
14:世界の中心はー
15:続いている時間
16:かけがえのないもの
17:いつだって真剣
18:背中の翼
19:START DASH SENSATION(TV-size)
EX01:どこでも一緒
EX02:ヴァンパイアミステリー THE MOVIE
EX03:血を吸うわよ? THE MOVIE
EX04:ナイトメアパーティー THE MOVIE
EX05:アツいワクワク!
EX06:アイカツ!リーグ
EX07:救命救急ドクターリサ
EX08:悪代官?
EX09:楽しい悪だくみ
EX10:あかり小僧
EX11:誓います!
EX12:ドリアカマジックワールド
EX13:Hello☆スーパーアイドル THE MOVIE
EX14:トップアイドルのオーラ THE MOVIE
EX15:ダークジョニー登場!
EX16:最終決戦
EX17:芸能人はカードが命 ~ THE MOVIE ver.~
EX18:がんばった証 THE MOVIE
EX19:アイドル活動! ~オールスターVer.~

Porsche 718 Cayman

Not too long ago, Porsche resurrected the 718 name as a minor change for both the open-top Boxster and hardtop equivalent Cayman. On the Boxster's minor change with the new name, the 718 Boxster, despite the low volume caused by its choice of its 2.0L and 2.5L turbocharged engine, which is not a winner for speedo boys many, its handling attributes still as sharp as ever. Now, what about the hardtop equivalent?

2017 Porsche 718 Cayman
2017 Porsche 718 Cayman

This is the new 718 Cayman. It's a minor change derivative of the second-generation Cayman, which was served as the Boxster's hardtop equivalent, and even with a new name for a familiar car, it still comes with the similar bits and bobs form the 718 Boxster, now with a roof and better dynamics that can be somewhat called "accessible".

Even though this is the hardtop equivalent of the 718 Boxster, the all-new 718 Cayman is a much trigger-happy choice for the discerning car enthusiasts who prefer substance over style, even though it wasn't a key factor for this sportscar. For a closed roof variant of the 718, it still features similar weight and performance figures as the Boxster variant. In the S version, the one with the 2.5L turbo engine in the middle, it produces 350PS of power and 420Nm of torque, and when mated to a 7-speed PDK, it's a similar story. 0 to 100kph in less than 4.2 seconds and onwards to 285kph. Yes, a seven-speed double clutch gearbox mated on this car sounds very nice if you're gunning for quickness but if you want to enjoy it for the fullest, best to pick with the 6-speed manual gearbox. Be warned though that if you're on city streets, you may find that the 718 Cayman's not a practical car to drive around town and park.

With thanks to its new chassis, the 718 Cayman, although not a quick car to take on a drag race against any car powerful than this, it's a track-honed sportscar that enjoys making a mark through the corners and because this is a mid-engined, rear-wheel drive sportscar, it feels well poised and well-balanced like an exotic car but with some manners of a daily driver's car full-stop. It maybe smaller than the other guys but its opposition can feel its unpredictability when it comes to handling like every sportscar in the world should be. That's subtlety for you.

Price? The new 718 Cayman starts at 51,623 Euros, which is two grand less than the open-top 718 Boxster, making it a smart buy for a mid-engined sportscar that likes to be a cut among the rest and with the new 718 Cayman, that lack of style makes up with its subtlety as a driver's car that likes to be taken seriously.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

THREATS FROM NORTH KOREA: G7 ministers condemned N. Korea


The foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations have agreed to tighten sanctions on North Korea, and work to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.

The group issued a statement condemning "in the strongest terms" North Korea's latest nuclear test. It said they share a deep concern about Pyongyang's advancing nuclear and ballistic missile technologies.

The statement also said the G7 nations want to stop the serious violation of human rights in North Korea, and swiftly resolve the issue of abductions of foreign nationals.

In an apparent reference to China's activities in the East-and South-China Seas, the ministers said they oppose any unilateral actions that raise regional tensions. They called on all the parties to observe international law.

The statement also opposes the recent terrorist attacks, saying they will collaborate with the international community to lead the fight against terrorism.

Source: NHK World

Let's Do The News! (September 21, 2016)


- Palace officials said President Rodrigo Duterte welcomes any activities launched in observance to the anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law. About 44 years ago, the late Ferdinand E. Marcos signed the Proclamation No. 1081 placing the entire country under Martial Law.

- There are six more Zika cases recorded in the Philippines, bringing the number to nine reported cases this year according to the Department of Health.

- Senator Leila de Lima wants the United Nations to investigate the alleged extrajudicial killings linked to the Duterte administration's intensified illegal drugs campaign in the country. Under Senate Resolution No. 153, De Lima urged the Department of Foreign Affairs to invite UN Special Rapporteur on summary executions Agnes Callamard to look into the spate of extrajudicial killings and summary executions.

- The world's gone outrage over Donald Trump Jr.'s comments of comparing Syrian refugees to a bowl of Skittles. The son of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump posted an outrageous comment on Twitter liken Syrian refugees to a bowl of potentially deadly Skittles. The makers of the Skittles candy told in the statement that "Skittles are candy, refugees are people". Netizens even expressed rage over Trump Jr.'s "skittles" post showing children affected from the Syrian war.

- The suspect behind last weekend's Manhattan bomb attack was carrying a notebook with content empathizing with Islamic extremists in the Middle East, according to reports.

- Shocking news in Hollywood showbizness; the famed couple of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are officially split as they filed for divorce in Los Angeles last Monday. Jolie and Pitt co-starred in the film "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" until they became a real-life couple in 2014, having three adopted and three biological children. Jolie is seeking custody of all of them.

- Bentley adds a 4.0L V8 diesel engine on the Bentayga SUV. This new variant produces 435PS of power and 900Nm of torque, while mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. It will do 0-60mph in 4.8 seconds and onwards to 168mph.


- MINI unveiled the JCW Clubman, a high-performance version of the new Mini Clubman estate, packed with 350Nm of torque from its turbocharged two-litre engine.


- New Pokemon Sun and Moon info on the radar. Latest info reveals there are Pokemon exclusive to each version. In Pokemon Sun, you can only get Passimian and evolve Rockruff to Lycanroc in its Midday Form. In Pokemon Moon, however, you can only get Oranguru and evolve Rockruff to Lycanroc, this time in Midnight Form. In addition; Pikachu and Eevee get their own Z-moves. Pikachu can unleash the signature Z-move called Catastropika or Eevee can sharply raise all of its stats with its Z-move called Extreme Evoboost. Trainer personalization and new Pokemon Refresh is featured as well in the latest info.



TTFN!!!

THE IDOLM@STER PLATINUM MASTER 02 Bokutachi no Resistance

The second installment of the PLATINUM MASTER range, inspired by the PS4-exclusive THE IDOLM@STER Platinum Stars, has arrived and for this installment, it's inspired from the highlight of the second DLC catalog offered in-game, titled 僕たちのResistance.

 THE IDOLM@STER PLATINUM MASTER 02
Bokutachi no Resistance

Just by looking on the cover art featuring the girls in their in-game "Trench Camouflage" attire, you might think that deep down, this is just another hard-rocking song that gets your adrenaline pumping but no. It's all typical iM@S upbeat to this brand new music as heard in the game and with the full M@STER VERSION offered in the latest CD, you'll get the whole picture just by listening to the rest of the song plus a new song titled インセインゲーム.

Apart from two new songs, there are two audio drama parts that will take you behind the scenes on this latest installment from the 765 Channel segment to the files of Kotori Otonashi, delving deeper on this latest song and what's next for the 765 PRO ALL-STARS.

Don't stop there because the more DLC Catalogs coming on THE IDOLM@STER PLATINUM STAR, the more this PLATINUM MASTER range expands and stay tuned for the next installment based on next month's DLC Catalog very soon!

TRACK LISTINGS:

01 僕たちのResistance (M@STER VERSION)
02 ドラマ「765チャンネル vol.2 ~僕たちのResistance・Z~」
03 僕たちのResistance (M@STER VERSION) オリジナル・カラオケ
04 ドラマ「音無小鳥の妄想編集室 vol.2」
05 インセインゲーム
06 インセインゲーム オリジナル・カラオケ

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Let's Do The News! (September 20, 2016)


- A Saudia Airlines flight SV872 has been reported isolated on a runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 on Tuesday afternoon. Initial reports say police has been deployed in the area.

- Senator Leila De Lima uncovered the names of cops who are alleged members of the Davao Death Squad, a vigilante group behind the extrajudicial killings in Davao years ago. The names De Lima revealed are similar to those mentioned by the hitman Edgar Matobato, who testified before the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights last week.

- The Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Senate Electoral Tribunal on Senator Grace Poe's eligibility to run in the 2013 elections and ruled that she is qualified to sit as the senator of the republic. A decision was made on Tuesday and declared Poe as a natural-born Filipino citizen, and, therefore qualified to hold the senate office.

- Back to the Manhattan bombing, the suspect behind last Saturday's bombing, Ahmad Khan Rahami, made many visits to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Rahami was arrested by authorities on Monday after a shootout with the police. Reports quoted investigators as saying Rahami repeatedly visited the two countries between 2011 and 2014. He reportedly once stayed in the countries for a year. There are also reports claimed that his family members claimed to be victims of an anti-Muslim discrimination.

- The suspect behind the Minnesota knife attack last weekend, which hurt 9 people, was a 22-year-old Somali. The man attacked shoppers with a knife at a mall on Saturday and the attacker was killed by the police at the scene. Reports told that investigators have identified the suspect as a Somali who lives by the city and made references to Allah during the attacks and asked at least one of the victims if he or she is a Muslim. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for this attack.

- Police are investigating the deaths Robert an Sharon Gordon when their bodies are fund in their Orange, California home, although it is believed that their deaths are in a apparent murder-suicide. Robert "Baja Bob" Gordon was a famed off-road rally driver who later focused on horse racing. He is the father of the famed racing driver Robby Gordon.

- The once forgotten American supercar, the Saleen S7, is back with a limited-edition model called the S7 LM. Only seven will be made, in honor of the company's 20th anniversary of a seven-year run of racing championships. It will feature exposed carbon fiber, advanced electronics, and a mighty 1,000 HP of power from its 7.0L V8 Twin Turbo engine.

- Citroen will show off their C3 WRC Concept, based on the third-generation Citroen C3, at next month's Paris Motor Show, previewing Citroen's next WRC competitor.


- The Amazon Original Series, The Grand Tour, hosted by former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, will be available for Amazon Prime subscribers beginning November 18 and it will run for 12 episodes with a new one every Friday.



TTFN!!!

F1 2016: Singapore GP

Photo: Reuters

The streets of Singapore have been overshadowed by the roster of Formula One drivers competing for the top spot on the ongoing F1 2016 season and with every twists occurred in each and every corner just like what happened in past races, there's still more for the likes of Mercedes' Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton gunning for the top spot of the rankings.

A point has been demonstrated by Rosberg's recent win in Singapore followed by Hamilton, Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, and many other finishers, as well as Haas' Esteban Gutíerrez, who scored his fifth 11th-place finish.

Following the end of the Singapore Grand Prix, Rosberg leads Hamilton on the overall standings by eight points, 273 to 265, but at this rate, Mercedes's almost clinching its Constructor's Championship win and the only race to do so is at the Malaysian Grand Prix, happening this 2nd of October.

Mercedes-AMG GLC43

Time to give AMG credit because with thanks to the SLC43, almost any other Mercedes models in its range is joining the AMG bandwagon and whereas V8-powered 63 models and V12-powered 65 models are the stalwarts of the range while the "45" babies such as the A45, GLA45, and the CLA45 keep on rolling like grumpy babies scratching their diapers, the AMG 43 range continues to grow, perpetually making performance as its new norm, until the day comes where it can be one complete happy family.

2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43
2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43

One fine example is the brand new Mercedes-AMG GLC43, which is based on the brand new GLC-Class crossover, which replaced your auntie's favorite crossover, the GLK-Class, Because this semi-high performance crossover is made for those who believed that having an Audi SQ5 is becoming worrisome due to the ongoing problems with diesels right now, this is a much more enjoyable alternative despite being a crossover made for the weekend getaway.

As an AMG bearing the "43" moniker, the GLC43 comes armed with a 3.0L V6 twin turbo engine producing 367PS of power and 520Nm of torque while mated to a 9G-TRONIC gearbox. Although top speed is normally limited to 250kph, it can get out to 100kph in 4.9 seconds, which sounds very quick compared to the SQ5 despite its torque difference where the SQ5 sets the GLC43 apart.

While not in the mood to compare this to the SQ5, the GLC43 is an excellent all-rounder that balances what it works and what it plays to the beat of its tune. From its clever damping adjustment, clever suspension, and 4MATIC all-wheel drive, the GLC43 is capable to make everyday feel like its weekends somewhere, despite the elements. It maybe a family car but best to warn the families that this is an AMG crossover and it's going to be very addictive for a crossover of such magnitude. It can be a decent daily driver on a normal basis but when the weekends kicked in, this is where the GLC43 unleashes its wild side as a semi-high performance midsize crossover that loves to make the embattled Audi SQ5 licked its rear bumper as a sign of bittersweet surrender.

The GLC43 is priced at 61,761 Euros, which is two grand more than the SQ5 competition model from Audi, which is less expensive but sounds like a bargain for a semi-high performance crossover that balances work and play at the same pace. So, even in its near sleeper styling and its turbocharged V6 power for a crossover, it's no surprise that the GLC43 from Mercedes-AMG could turn this segment from step zero to one and this could be a clear winner from the very start.

Photo: Daimler AMG
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