Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Let's Do The News! (May 14, 2014)

Things we learned today...

- IN SCIENCE STUFF: Six major glaciers in the West Antarctica have "passed the point of no return" with respect to melting into the sea, according to scientists. It seems that the melting of ice in Antarctica appears unstoppable because of the rising global temperatures.

- Guess who's coming to dinner at the PBB house? Sandara Park, better known as Dara from K-POP group 2NE1, will be guesting at the PBB house tomorrow! So...what would the housemates do when Dara's coming to dinner at the PBB house?

- Construction of the last Harbor Link segment in NLEX, the 5.65km Segment 10, will begin this month.

NLEX operator to begin construction of last Harbor Link segment

- The Brits paid tribute to the Ford Mustang's 50th anniversary by recreating the legendary Bullitt chase scene at Silverstone.

- General Motor's Buick brand will make the rearview camera standard in all 2015 models...ahead from the US Department of Transport's mandate for rear-view cameras in all automobiles built from 2018.

- The recent Jay Leno's Garage webisode sees host Jay Leno taking a thousand-mile trip with his McLaren P1 hybrid hypercar he just bought not too long ago...

- Enjoyed the Nisekoi anime series recently? Looks like the folks from Konami are planning a PSVita game based on the Nisekoi anime at the end of this year! What is it? Let's find out...

- Want an XBOX One now but can't afford the $499 price tag? While the X1 Kinect will be a hundred-dollar extra...the XBOX One is now $399. Again. An XBOX One without Kinect will costs $399 (plus tax). That's now the same price as its PS4 rival.

- Calum Worthy from the Disney Channel comedy series Austin & Ally will star in next year's movie, WISHING OUT LOUD. Sweetyhigh has this story.

- Following a series of sexist and racist remarks from North Korea against SoKor president Park Geun-hye and US president Barrack Obama, it seems that the spokesman from the South Korean Defense Ministry told that North Korean "isn't a real country and exists for the benefit of only one person", referring to NoKor president Kim Jong-un's extreme ways to end all humanity.

- The Peter Rabbit pre-school series has been renewed for a second season! That was announced by Silvergate Media and it will feature 52 11-minute episodes and two 23-minute specials. Also, aside from seeing Peter, Benjamin, and Lily back for new adventures, the new season will see new characters such as Tom Kitten, Mittens, Pig Robinson, and Mr. Tolly the Tortoise.

- After getting the viewers' hearts touched by an animated short called ANYA, made in collaboration with TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE, an organization dedicated to help orphaned and abandoned Russian children, and Brown Bag Films (that's the studio that brought you Octonauts, Doc McStuffins, Henry Hugglemonster, and Peter Rabbit, among many others), Allison at Crafty Is Cool inviting anyone who's good at making crafts to make their own Pascha (that's the ragged stuff toy as seen from that short) that will be sent for the benefit of TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE.


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