Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Let's Do The News! (July 22, 2015)

- Greek PMs are preparing for Wednesday's vote on a second set of reforms needed to secure its bailout deal. If they approve, Greece will be able to move on with the negotiations for an 86 billion Euro bailout from its creditors.

- A video of the arrest of Sandra Bland, a black woman who died three days later in custody, was uncovered by Texas law enforcers. The video in question highlights the July 10 arrest as Sandra Bland's car being pulled over for failing to signal and then an ensuing confrontation with the officer. State officials and the FBI are both investigating how did she died.

- Back at the recent scandal with Toshiba Corporation, the Japanese electronics giant is scrambling to form a new management following the resignation of President Hisao Tanaka and his predecessors, who were accused over their involvement in an accounting scandal.

- Construction for Japan's national stadium, which will serve as the venue for the 2020 Olympics, will commence in early 2016. Based on the plan, the government will take necessary steps including competitive bidding procedures for design and construction.

- In yesterday's oral argument on the Torre De Manila, the Supreme Court said that the petition filed by the Knights of Rizal to demolish the controversial condo has no legal weight if they based its arguments on the guidelines set by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines. At the beginning, Justice Francis Jardeleza questioned KOR's claims that the Rizal Monument in Luneta should have visual dominance over its surroundings. KOR wants the said condo to be demolished because it ruins the site of the monument honoring the national hero.

- Fans of classic anime shows, rejoice! There's a figma of Cardcaptor Sakura's titular character, Sakura Kinomoto, in her school uniform! Arriving this January 2016, this figma costs 5,370 Yen plus tax and what you get apart from her figma is her rollerskating gear and a backpack.

- As promised, the Tekken 7 IDOLM@STER collaboration has arrived and up until August 19, 2015, players can enjoy their favorite Tekken females donning their IDOLM@STER OFA Check My Note outfits. Starting with Asuka Kazama as Haruka Amami, Lucky Chloe as Miki Hoshii, Kazumi Mishima as Chihaya Kisaragi, Alisa as Yukiho Hagiwara, Xiaoyu as Yayoi Takatsuki, Lili as Iori Minase, Katarina as Takane Shijou, and Josie Rizal as Hibiki Ganaha. Sounds inappropriate for a fighting game but this will be an enjoyable treat for Tekken and iM@S fans too many.

- Last weekend during the premiere of the latest Pokemon movie, Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, in Japan, TOHO cinemas will no longer selling promotional popcorn boxes due to a bug infestation in the products. After some further investigation, bug-infested boxes were spotted during inspection of this month's shipments, though no such problems were found in earlier shipments.

- Comedian and TV presenter Vice Ganda explains his #NoToSuicide Instagram post alongside Angeline Quinto following his success of his concert last Sunday. He states that his post addresses these issues for the youth. He posted this following the tragic death of Oh My G's teen actress Julia Louise Buencamino, two weeks ago.


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