Friday, July 24, 2015

Let's Do The News! (July 24, 2015)

- US President Barack Obama admitted that the gun control laws are the biggest frustrations of his administration even in the face of repeated mass killings, according to a BBC interview.

- Turkish government says it has bombed Islamic State targets in Syria. Also, Turkish police launched raids to arrest suspected IS militants on Friday morning in over 100 location in the Turkish capital, Istanbul. It was carried out in 26 districts of the city and involved 5,000 officers.

- Yesterday, the Iglesia Ni Cristo sacked Felix Nathaniel "Angel" Manalo and his mother Tenny by executive minister Eduardo Manalo after the two claimed that their lives are in danger because of alleged death threats, probably a standoff between the religious movement's management and the alleged abduction of some of its members. Angel's viral video message asks the public that they are in grave danger and in need of help but INC General Evangelist Bienvenido Santiago denied such allegations. This was the biggest scandal in the history of Iglesia Ni Cristo as it approaches its 101st anniversary this month.

Right now, Angel Manalo asks the INC brethren to remain vigilant, repent, and keep the faith in the midst of the biggest scandal in INC's history.

- Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte mulls a revolutionary action if politicians have crossed the line by commencing drastic reforms in the government such as closing down all government agencies, except the judiciary, and place the nation under a revolutionary government.

- Free Wi-Fi services of the Department of Science and Technology has commenced at Manila's Rizal Park and Quezon City's Elliptical Circle. The DOST's Information and Communications Technology Office chose the two biggest cities in the nation for their "alpha launch test" of the 1.408-billion peso project.

- Porsche gave everyone a sneak peek on the facelifted 911 (991) range ranging from its updated looks, and the biggest of all is the use of downsized turbocharged flat-six engines with added power and efficiency.

- Seiyuu Sumire Uesaka (KanColle's Fubuki, THE IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls' Anastasia) contributed an essay to the book about pacifism. Her essay argues that increased engagement with the world is necessary to prevent war. Believe it or not, Sumire's fond about the history of the Soviet Union and once a student of Russian studies at Sophia University. She once visited the Russian capital Moscow, two years ago, to attend a convention just to negate her view about Russia as a "dark, cold, scary place".

- Basketball superstar LeBron James is collaborating with Warner Bros. for a production partnership that spans movies, television, and digital content, following his upcoming appearance in the comedy flick Trainwreck.


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