Monday, November 30, 2015

Let's Do The News! (November 30, 2015)

- It's the first day of the COP21 climate change conference in Paris, France, and negotiators from 195 countries will try to reach a deal within two weeks aimed at reducing global carbon emissions. However, the world's poorest countries say they fear being left behind in the push for a new treaty. For security purposes, police have locked down the conference center in Le Bourget, closing roads for the leaders' visit.

- Davao mayor and presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte named the senatorial candidates he will be endorsing for the May 2016 elections. His senatorial lineup includes Sarangani representative Manny Pacquiao, Martin Romualdez, Samuel Pagdilao, Roman Romulo, former senators Ping Lacson and Migz Zubiri, former MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino, and OFW advocate Susan Ople.

- According to international organizations, about 870,000 refugees and migrants mainly from the Middle East and Africa have reached Europe so far this year.

- The Turkish government is proceeding with a return of a body of a pilot of a downed Russian fighter jet. The Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu told a news conference that the body was brought to the capital city Ankara from Hatay in preparation for the handover in Russia.

- According to a certain human rights organization, the Islamic State has executed over 3,500 people since declaring its own state in June of last year.

- Last weekend, in Game 2 of the UAAP Season 78 finals, the UST Tigers leveled the score after a 62-56 win against the FEU Tamaraws. The third and final game is set on Wednesday, 3:30PM, at the Mall of Asia Arena.

- Looks like the science of autonomous driving may soon be placed in the world of motorsports as coinciding with the 2016-2017 season of the FIA Formula E, the committee behind this has announced its plans to set up a global racing series for self-driving racing machines called RoboRace, where the best automobile manufacturers and universities came up with their own autonomous racing machines and let their best real-time algorithms and AI technologies do their talking.

- A new and more powerful Audi R18 Le Mans Prototype was unveiled and its set to race at next year's 24 Hours of Le Mans.

2016 Audi R18

- The mother of Angelica "Pastillas Girl" Yap was shot dead last night at Caloocan City last night by an unknown assailant caught on CCTV video when he shot her at the right part of head.

- You may remember that last Friday, Bubble Gang aired a 20th anniversary special episode titled "I AM BUBBLE GANG" where viewers get a glimpse of the history of Bubble Gang from its first airing to the present times with memorable cast, skits, spoofs, characters, and so much more. Now, check out the PEPTalk interview with comedian Michael V. about how did the Philippines' longest running stayed fresh for two decades.


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