Saturday, January 17, 2015

Let's Do The News! (January 17, 2015)

Welcome back. Here is your current sitrep:

- In Game 5 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals, the San Miguel Beermen gained ahead against the Alaska Aces at the score of 93-88, in favor of the Beermen. The SMB is now 3-2 lead against the Aces.

- The Japanese Emperor and Empress attended a ceremony in Kobe, Japan, earlier to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Kobe earthquake, which is known to be one of the most tragic events in Japanese history.

- Japanese PM Shinzo Abe met up with Egyptian PM Ibrahim Mehlib in the hopes that he will boost the ties of the two nations at various levels. He arrived at the Egyptian capital Cairo on his first leg of his Middle East tour.

- Following the Belgian policemen shot down two members of a terrorist group and arrested 15 others on a raid across 12 locations related to a certain terrorist organization, Belgium began tightening security after debunking a large-scale terrorist plot. Authorities suspect members of the group planned to kill police officers on the street or at police stations. During the raid, four AK-47 rifles, pistols, ammo, and police uniforms were discovered, spreading fear of terrorist attacks in this European country.

- The US government announced that they will send several soldiers to train with the Syrian rebels in the continuing battle against the Islamic State. According to the Defense Department spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby, the training personnel will be sent to countries near Syria within the next 4-6 weeks.

- The Nissan Fuga Y51 will be getting a facelift this February and following what just happened on the latest-generation Nissan Skyline V37, the latest minor change on the Fuga, which is essentially a JDM version of the Infiniti Q70 (formerly the Infiniti M), will have Infiniti badges all over it while carrying a revised exterior design.

2015 Nissan Fuga

- BMW revealed the facelifted version of the second-generation 1-Series hatchback.

2016 BMW 1-Series

- McLaren is preparing an even more hardcore P1 GTR track car at this year's Geneva Motor Show.

- To celebrate the launch of Nick Jr.'s brand new show, Blaze and The Monster Machines, there is now an educational app available on iTunes which is based on the new Nick Jr. show. Blaze and The Monster Machines follows on the adventures of a monster truck named Blaze and his best pal AJ. It encourages preschoolers about science, technology, engineering, and math as they follow along with their new preschool show. In this app, preschoolers can build tracks and race around their built tracks as they learn about acceleration, trajectory, force, and other forms of STEM. It's now available at iTunes fo $3.99. Ask your parents first.


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