Monday, June 29, 2015

Let's Do The News! (June 29, 2015)

- After the decision by the European Central Bank not to extend emergency funding, all banks in Greece will be closed all week. In a decree, it cited the "extremely urgent" need to protect the Greek financial system due to the lack of liquidity. The capital city, Athens, is due to make a 1.6 billion euro payment to the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday, which is the same day that its current bailout expires.

- The gunman behind the Tunisian beach attack, that killed 38 people at a beach near the Tunisian city of Sousse, had help in carrying out the attack. Following the attack claimed by the Islamic State militants, the Tunisian government has announced increased security measures.

- An unmanned rocket launched to resupply the International Space Station has exploded after liftoff. NASA says the Falcon 9 rocket broke apart about 2 minutes after being launched from an air force station in Florida before 1430 hours UTC on Sunday.

- Following the historic ruling of making same-sex legal in the USA, looks like the Supreme Court of the Philippines are having a hard time making it legal. Last May, there was a petition filed in the Philippines' high court seeking a similar decision but lawyer Jesus Nicardo Falcis III asked the SC to nullify and declare as unconstitutional provisions of the Family Code.

- Philippine weather agency, PAGASA, monitors two low-pressure areas that might enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility. Once the LPA enters the PAR, it might develop into a typhoon and then it will be called Egay.

- After reader surveys, it's finally official that the name of the group that will pass the baton from the μ's for the upcoming LoveLive! Sunshine cross-media project is Aqours! Garnering 4,644 votes from the group name survey, Aqours is a group name which combines the words "aqua" and "ours". The first single of the new group will be released on October 7th. Welcome to the new generation of LoveLive!

- Hot on the heels for the upcoming comeback of THE iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls anime series this July, Bandai Namco unveiled a brand new rhythm game based on the hit franchise called THE IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage, which is soon to be available on the App Store and Google Play.

- Rhys Millen wins this year's Pikes Peak Hill Climb and he's the first to win the race with a purpose-built electric racer and set a new record time for battery-powered machines of 9:07.222. Pikes Peak veteran Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima placed 2nd in 9:32.401.

- The all-new Audi A4 has been unveiled and this new model is now bigger, lighter, more powerful, more efficient, and more technological than the previous model it replaces.

2016 Audi A4
- Celebrity couple Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera welcomes the birth of their baby girl.


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