Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Let's Do The News! (July 7, 2015)

- In the aftermath of the NO vote against the EU's austerity measures, Greek PM Alexis Tsipras is expected to unveil new proposals at a Eurozone emergency summit which includes a demand for Greece's debt to be cut by up to 30%. Athens has been urged to make serious proposals as it faces the risk of default on its 213 billion euro debt.

- Ten years ago, there was a series of terrorist attacks on the London Underground; 26 killed at Russel Square on the Piccadilly line, six at Edgware Road, and seven at Aldgate. Today marks the 10th anniversary of the London bombings as a service will take place at St. Paul's Cathedral to remember the 52 people died in attacks led by al-Qaeda-linked suicide bombers. A minute's silence will be held during the service and on London's transport network at 1130 hours, London Time.

- Sakari Momoi, the world's oldest man according to Guinness World Records, has died at the age of 112 due to chronic kidney failure.

- The Kyushu Electric Power Company, the operator of the Sendai nuclear plant, plans to start loading fuel into one of the reactors on Tuesday in preparation of restarting operations.

- The National Food Authority asked consumers to bring a fake rice to the office if they spotted one in exchange of a normal one. Officials said that fake rice uses a same chemical used in plastics and many other products and are harmful to the human digestive and reproductive system.

- Construction of all-gender restrooms in some airports in the Philippines will commence this month as part of the government's recognition to gender awareness development program. What does this mean? It means all males and females will be sharing the same restrooms!

- The Renault Talisman flagship saloon has been unveiled. Served as the replacement for the Laguna and Latitude, the new Talisman uses the same platform as the new Espace and comes with the choice of four-cylinder engines and three diesel engines. Sales commence at the end of 2015.

2016 Renault Talisman

- The IGN Car Pack on Forza Horizon 2 for the XBOX One console has arrived and it features cars like the Nissan Juke NISMO RS, Audi S1, Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, Lotus Evora S, Ferrari 575M, and the Plymouth GTX. Available for $5.


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