Monday, November 9, 2015

Let's Do The News! (November 9, 2015)

- It's been two years have passed since Superstorm Yolanda wreck havoc in the Visayan cities of the Philippines. According to the Catholic Church's Caritas Internationalis, 1.8 million people affected by the calamity have been served by providing them with disaster-resilient shelters, water and sanitation facilities, and livelihood among many others. 

- According to sources, the Philippines had invested over ten billion pesos for the year long hosting of the APEC Summit happening this Friday until the 19th of November where the world's top leaders coming together to discuss economic issues in the Asia-Pacific region.

- Australian media reports that hackers have attempted to steal information about a future submarine project in the country from one of the German bidders. There have been numerous attempts to hack top-secret files on the project from ThyssenKrupp Marines Systems as well as the company's submarine shipyard in Kiel has been targeted by hackers between 30 and 40 times per night.

- Sierra Leone celebrated the end of the Ebola outbreak in the country, a day after the World Health Organization declared this nation virus-free. Last year, the deadly disease began spreading in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea in West Africa. In Sierra Leone, over 3,900 people died.

- The World Bank warned that global warming could result in over 100 million additional people living in poverty by the next two decades if sufficient countermeasures are not taken. The bank says an estimated 700 million people are already living on less than 1.9 dollars a day.

- The world's top aircraft manufactures are showcasing their latest models at the Dubai Airshow in the Middle East. The largest ever biennial show opened on Sunday with over 1,100 industry players from about 60 countries are exhibiting commercial and military aircraft as well as many others.

- According to German reports, Volkswagen began manipulating CO2 emissions data two years ago. Several workers indicated in an internal investigation that falsification continued until the spring of this year by increasing tire pressure and mixed diesel into engine oil to make the cars consume less fuel. Then, they reported the dubious data to transport regulators.

- The first-ever Range Rover Evoque Convertible was unveiled with a foldable fabric roof that can be closed or open at the touch of a button. It will be making an appearance at this year's LA Auto Show.

- Fiat is teasing a brand new convertible set to debut at this year's LA Auto Show.

- Veteran film director Willy Milan passed away at the age of 68 due to heart failure. He was known for directing acting films from the 80's to the early 2000s. Most of his works include Bambang (1982), W (1983), Bago Kumalat ang Kamandag (1983), Mianong Magat (1984), Alyas Junior Buang (1985), Moises Padilla Story (1985), Kamandag ng Kris (1986).


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