Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Let's Do The News! (December 15, 2015)

- The first official casualty of the Typhoon Nona was reported in Northern Samar, one of the areas hit by Typhoon Nona. So far, the typhoon made its fifth landfall in Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro on Tuesday. As of 1000 hours, Philippine Time, Nona has maximum sustained winds of 140kph and gusts of up to 170kph. It is forecasted to move west at 15kph.

- US President Barack Obama is calling all nations to step up military campaigns in the ongoing fight against the Islamic State militants. He says the US-led coalition has recaptured areas under IS control but needs to further intensify operations.

- Egyptian authorities found no evidence of terrorism in the fatal downing of a Russian passenger jet in eastern Egypt two months ago. Despite showing no proof of terrorism over the downed plane, all Egyptian airports will have tightened security.

- COMELEC announced that it has postponed the release of the official list of candidates for the May 2016 elections to the 23rd of December. This will give them plenty of time to finalize the list of candidates as the printing of ballots is scheduled next month.

- Indian conglomerate Mahindra has taken over Italian design firm Pininfarina for $28 million.

- The new Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet was unveiled and it offers the same thrills as the coupe version, only with the top off.

2017 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet

- Mazda will display Racing Concept versions of their current lineup as well as Racing Spec versions of the Roadster ND and the Demio, and two concept cars at next month's Tokyo Auto Salon.

- More THE IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls merchandise closing in! It's a Nendoroid of Triad Primus' Nao Kamiya! She's open for pre-orders starting at 3,611 Yen plus tax. She'll be arriving this May 2015.

Nendoroid Nao Kamiya

- Following last year's Diancie and this year's Hoopa, the world of Pokemon gave us a glimpse of next year's mythical Pokemon set to appear in next year's film. Meet the Steam Pokemon Volcanion! Volcanion is a Fire-and-Water-type Pokemon, which is unheard of for some Pokemon masters too many. Additional details will be revealed next year, in time with Pokemon's 20 year celebration.

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga kalyeserye, while Yaya Dub is busy selling overpriced barbecue that no one will buy, Alden Richards steps in to cheer Yaya Dub up. Meanwhile, a familiar face appeared and yep, it's that Cindy Kournikova again, stepping in to say hi to AlDub and then that's it. Moments later, Yaya Dub told something that her long-lost dad, Dodong, is still living. Alden promises that they will work together to find her dad as long as the Lolas didn't notice it. The question is, will the AlDub be able to find her dad? Tune in next time and find out!


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