Thursday, April 30, 2015

Let's Do The News! (April 30, 2015)

- Nepal quake survivors are becoming more stressful in rural parts of the quake-hit nation over the pace of relief efforts, with some heavily-damaged areas yet to receive any assistance. The UN appealed $415 million to help provide emergency relief over the next three months. Meanwhile, a teenage boy who spent five days trapped under rubble in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, was rescued. So far, the death toll exceeds 5,500.

- The Freddie Gray protests occurred in several parts of US cities with several people have been gathered in New York's Union Square, where police arrested at least 60 people. There's also rallies happening at Washington D.C., Boston, and Minneapolis as well. Freddie Gray is a black man who was killed by police brutality and shortly after his funeral sparked violent protests all over Baltimore last Monday.

- Moments after postponing the execution of drug convict Mary Jane Veloso, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration reiterated its warning against illegal recruitment, stressing the ties between underground businesses and drug syndicates.

- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has addressed the US Congress and pledges that his nation will do everything for the sake of world peace and stability.

- The first of the eighteen F-2 fighter bomber aircrafts from the Japan Air Self-Defense Force that was damaged by the March 11 disaster four years ago has been returned to service and the fully-repaired F-2, which is an F-16 built from an international collaboration, was flown to Misawa Air Base last week, where it will be joined by five other repaired F-2s, according to US Air Force officials.

- Heat index in the Philippines is expected to reach forty degrees celsius, PAGASA warns.

- Francois Michelin, the former director of the Michelin Group and the grandson of Michelin co-founder Edouard Michelin, died at the age of 88.

- It has become of the longest of the PBA finals matches because of double overtime but the Talk 'N Text Texters emerged as the winner of the 2015 PBA Commissioner's Cup after defeating the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters at the score of 121-119.

- A group of young students trained by Skoda to create a pickup concept based on the latest Fabia compact, which is set to appear at this year's GTi Meeting. They call it the Funstar.

Skoda Funstar Concept
- A teen boy by the name of Collin Burns have set the fastest time finishing a 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube puzzle in only 5.25 seconds. It's a new world record but how's that possible to solve such an uber-extreme puzzle?!


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