Monday, September 21, 2015

Let's Do The News! (September 21, 2015)

- Pope Francis met up with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro during his visit to the South American island after celebrating Mass in front of numerous people in Havana. The two men discussed world affairs and religion in their so-called informal and friendly encounter. It's his first visit to the Communist-ruled island, on a trip that will later take him to the USA.

- The recently-resigned Greek PM Alexis Tsipras and his ruling Syriza party has won an unexpectedly decisive victory in Sunday's parliamentary election, resulting to more seats in the Parliament than it had before. The Syriza Party won over 35% of their votes counted, giving them 145 seats out of 300.

- Meanwhile in the refugee and migrant crisis, an inflatable lifeboat with 46 refugees and migrants onboard capsized after colliding with a cargo vessel in the Aegean Sea in Greece. About 13 people were killed, including six children.

- In the aftermath of Japan's security laws that allows its self-defense forces to expand overseas, a group of Japanese scholars criticized the new security legislation, calling it an outrageous act of abandoning Japan's pacifist policy.

- House leaders sought yesterday the backing of medals to some, if not all of the SAF 44 who survived the anti-terrorism operation against terrorist Marwan in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, last January.

- Volkswagen is currently in the hot seat right now regarding their 2.0L TDi engine didn't meet US emissions requirements and the CEO, Martin Winterkorn, issued a statement regarding the EPA and CARB allegations and orders further investigation into their diesel emission setback.

- The brand new Audi S4 was unveiled and it's now powered by a turbocharged V6 engine producing more power than the previous S4. However, the only transmission available is the 8-speed Tiptronic gearbox. Odd...

2017 Audi S4

- Mazda discontinues the Verisa compact hatchback after eleven years since its debut in 2004.

- The world's largest hourglass is verified by the Guinness World Records at a sand museum in Shimane Prefecture, Japan. This hourglass is 5.2 meters tall and has a diameter of 1 meter. It takes a year for one ton of sand to drop from top to bottom.

- On the latest update for the PS3-exclusive Free-To-Play ACE COMBAT INFINITY, four vintage "Piston Fighters" are joining the fray such as the Supermarine Spitfire Messerschmidt Mk.IXe, Bf 109 G-10, A6M5 Zero, and the P-38L Lightning. Piston Fighters may be old, equipped only with machine guns (and other ground-based weapons), slow, and weak, but they are easy to master and easy to fly with. Because of the addition of Piston Fighters, a new aircraft restriction is added on the multiplayer as well as the new Retro Combat Evaluation mission where Piston Fighters are allowed. Also, expect a much harder Alps Air Corridor Mission as well as two new fighter planes added to the lineup such as the Tornado and Ace Combat 6's CFA-44 Nosferatu.

- Glu Games announced a new app game made by Bond people for Bond people. Called James Bond: World of Espionage, this official app game allows you to run your own agency, recruit agents, engage on missions, and fight off against iconic Bond villains. It's coming soon on Google Play and the App Store.

- You may remember that last week, AlDub had their first date on Eat Bulaga. Their first date lasted for a precious minutes until her alarm clock rang and she had to rush back to Lola Nidora to give her "chewables" until a car accident that spiraled most viewers into questioning. Don't worry folks. In the latest #KiligPaMore, Yaya Dub's still alive...with a bandage on her head. Now, viewers are facing a bigger problem. Yaya Dub unexpectedly fainted and if things get even worse, an unexpected voice has heard. A voice that says "Lola". Who could it be? Keep watching Eat Bulaga and find out!


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