Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Let's Do The News! (October 14, 2015)

- Five Democratic presidential candidates are expressing opinions in their first debate on national television. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton became the front-runner while tailing behind her is Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley. former Virginia Senator James Webb, and Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee.

- The Islamic State is targeting Russia in retaliation for its attack campaign against them in Syria. This is the first time the IS criticized Russia by name since Russia began its airstrikes in Syria late September.

- The election commission of Myanmar/Burma will hold general election as planned by scrapping the proposal to delay the elections due to recent landslides and flooding. The vote will proceed as planned on the 8th of November.

- Three foreigners and a Filipina are held hostage by Islamic militants at an upmarket resort on Samal island in the Philippines last month and taken to an unknown location in the south. The hostages appealed by video to the Philippines to stop military operations and to Canada to negotiate for their freedom with their kidnappers.

- Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago confirms that she's running for president in the upcoming May 2016 elections. Why? Because she can.

- Tropical Storm Lando (Koppu) has entered the PAR this afternoon. According to PAGASA, Lando made and entrance at 1400 hours Philippine time and as of 1500 hours, it was estimated at 1440km east of Luzon.

- A more powerful Ferrari F12 TdF was unveiled with an uprooted 6.3L V12 engine generating 769HP of power output and 520lb-ft of torque output, mated with a 7-speed double clutch gearbox. Only 799 units will be made.

- The BMW M2 was officially unveiled and it's the lightest M car ever offered with 3,450lbs of weight. It comes with an M-powered 3.0L 6-cylinder turbo engine generating 365HP of power and 343lb-ft of torque.

- Maki Nishikino from the Love Live! School Idol Project anime is donning her training outfit for her Nendoroid debut courtesy of Good Smile Company. She'll be arriving in stores this February for 3,241 Yen plus tax.

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga kalyeserye, Alden Richards has finally returned for a bittersweet reunion with Maine "Yaya Dub" Mendoza.

- During the recent episode of It's Showtime's Nasaan Ka, Mr. Pastillas? segment, Pastillas Girl Angelica Jane Yap denied rumors stating that she had an abortion in the past. Meanwhile, most of the male contestants on this segment are asked if they are gay.


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