Sunday, March 8, 2015

Let's Do The News! (March 8, 2015)



Welcome back. Here is your current sitrep:

- Today marks the 50th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" occurred at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, sparked fury between policemen and civil rights activists against racial oppression, prompting the historic voting rights for minorities. US President Barack Obama told during the remembrance that America's racial history "still casts its long shadow upon us". On March 7, 1965, thousands of people marched from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to demand an end to racial discrimination, until the brutal beatings by law enforcement. Witnessing the carnage at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, lawmakers prompted to pass the Voting Rights Act five months later.

- Nigerian militant group Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, according to an audio message. Although not yet confirmed, this message was posted by what it claims to be the leader of Boko Haram, named Abubakar Shekau.

- Meanwhile in Colombia, the nation's government troops and the FARC rebels agreed to collaborate themselves to clear off the remaining landmines in rural areas where they fought in the 60's.

- Despite denial by the Quezon City government, retired and active policemen as well as the relatives of the slain 44 Philippine National Police Special Action Force members are going ahead on their scheduled Sympathy march anyway. This march has been organized by the PNP Academy Alumni Association Inc., and despite the QC government revoked their permits from the last minute, they've continue with the planned march as usual.

- While we're still not in the woods over the DIG miniseries, let's take a look on our real-life DIG as somewhere in Greece, a geologist who took part on the excavation on the ancient burial mound in Amphipolis said that the ancient tomb found together with a series of vaulted rooms wasn't built at the same time but somewhat later than the rooms themselves.

- This week, Google's Blogger postponed their new porn policy stating that blogs that distributed sexually explicit images or graphic nudity would be made private. It's because Google received numerous feedback about the impacts on the users' blogs and instead of making changes, Google will be maintaining their existing policies.

- There's a Pokemon Center-exclusive Nendoroid on the radar! It's the Sinnoh League Champion Cynthia from Pokemon Diamond and Pearl! Available at your nearest Pokemon Center across Japan for 5,000 Yen (plus tax), Pokemon fans can take home the series' first female champion which includes her favorite Pokemon, Garchomp.

TTFN!!!

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