Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Let's Do The News! (October 21, 2014)

The big scoop today...

- Strong rains are pouring over the streets of Metro Manila and other neighboring areas on a Tuesday afternoon.

- Senator Nancy Binay condemned the Senate blue ribbon committee for being "one-side" and for giving preference to requests made by admin senators.

- The Supreme Court rejected the appeal of Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Gregory Ong to avert the earlier ruling dismissing him from his workforce.

- Embattled South African blade runner Oscar Pistorius has arrived at the courtroom to discover whether he faces imprisonment for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa heard the prosecution call for a minimum 10-year imprisonment against a defence argument for community service and house arrest. Pistorius was convicted of homicide but cleared of murder.

- To celebrate BMW's recent win at the recently concluded 2014 DTM season, they've revealed a special edition M4 DTM Champion Edition painted in DTM colors in tribute to the winning car. Only 23 units will be made and it's quite a coincided because 23 is the number of the M4 DTM racer Marco Wittman drove on.

BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition

- I Didn't Do It actress Olivia Holt won this year's Teen Role Model Award at the 2014 Industry Dance Awards!

- IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Glalie (オニゴーリ) and Steelix (ハガネール) will get their own Mega Evolutions in the latest announcement from Pocket Monsters Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire 3DS game, due next month. Mega Glalie features a Refrigerate ability to turn Normal-type attacks into Ice-type attacks while Mega Steelix, benefitted from its high offensive and defensive power, has a Sand Force ability so when Sandstorm kicks in, Steelix gets even more stronger and the use of its Iron Tail move will deliver a serious damage to its opposition.

Mega Glalie

Mega Steelix

- Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco Games delayed the launch of Project CARS, one of the most anticipating racing games for next-gen consoles, to March 2015. The delay was done to position away from the competitive holiday scene dominated by household names while the team behind this game are working for some quality improvements.

Project Cars

- Merlin's Colin Morgan will star in the upcoming AMC TV show, Humans, the American remake of the Swedish sci-fi drama Real Humans.

- IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Filipina teen Marlisa Punzalan was crowned the winner on the 6th season of THE X FACTOR AUSTRALIA. That's another Filipino who won on The X Factor from a different country since...that OFW caregiver named Rose Fostanes who won in the Israeli version of the said reality show. That impressed us all.


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