Saturday, November 14, 2015

Lola Nidora's birthday to remember!

Just as we thought things gone belly up to everyone's favorite foul-mouthed lola, Lola Nidora, today's Kalyeserye segment on Eat Bulaga gave her the moment she will never forget; her birthday!

It was a star-studded birthday party, packed with some special guests including a special participation of Mr. Eddie Garcia and Helen Gamboa herself as well. Of course, thus being a Kalyeserye, almost most of our favorite characters from Alden, Yaya Dub, and Tidora are present as well. These guys planned this party for days now ever since the missing ring incident last week.

Alden's half-Russian, half-Waray lola, Lola Babah, was present in the party and because of Lola Nidora's kindness, she decided to spare her mansion for some time now. To repay her debt, Lola Babah owe Lola Nidora about 20 million pesos but regarding about the missing ring, Lola Nidora put a price on her precious ring...about one million more than what Lola Babah owe her!

What's going on? Why would Lola Nidora put a price on the missing ring just to save her mansion? Tune in to Eat Bulaga every weekdays for more Kalyeserye antics!



On the November 13, 2015 episode of Bubble Gang...

- Huli sa akto gags

- Jan Manual takes on TSUGI O CHORVA!

- The most effective tactics to make better excuses are examined.

- Antonietta vs. Jackie Lou Blanco!

- Who will win a job at the office?

- Meet the puppet assistant.

- Homeless people staging protests!

Series of Parisian attacks killed over hundreds

Map Imagery from Google

It was nighttime in Paris, France, when armed terrorists unleashed a barrage of attacks through numerous sites in the French capital such as nearby Stade de France, where the soccer match between France and Germany occurred, Avenue de la Republique, Rue de Charonne, Rue Bichat, and the hardest hit on the deadly Paris attacks is the Bataclan concert hall where a rock concert occurred and then terrorists taken dozens of people hostage.

So far, at least 153 people were killed in the Paris and Saint-Denis shootings and bombings according to reports. It's the deadliest since the attacks on Charlie Hebdo last January over their depiction of Prophet Mohammed. It is expected to rise as authorities are investigating through the deadly Paris attacks.

French president Francois Hollande declared a state of emergency and the closing of national borders. He called the recent attacks "unprecedented" and he urged the public to remain calm.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Let's Do The News! (November 13, 2015)

- The US Department of Defense says that they are launching an all-out airstrike in Syria against an Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John", who purportedly murdered numerous captives including Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.

- As the National League of Democracy party is showing dominance in Burma's general election campaign, Aung San Suu Kyi, the opposition leader who backed this party, invited her supporters working in the entertainment industry to a luncheon party at her home in Yangon to congratulate them for their help.

- The South Korean Supreme Court upheld a life sentence for the captain of the submerged Sewol ferry, for homicide and other charges. In April of last year, the Sewol ferry submerged at the southern coast of South Korea, killing 295 people onboard including students on a field trip. The ferry's captain, Lee Joon-seok, and 14 other crew members were indicted for failing to evacuate passengers. The court sentenced him to 36 years in prison last year but few months earlier this year, the high court convicted him of homicide and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

- New Mormon gay policy changes triggered criticisms from church members of all political backgrounds. Under the new rules, issued last week, children living with gay parents are banned from being baptized until they're 18. After that, they can be baptized only if they disavow same-sex relationships.

- Meanwhile in Ukraine, lawmakers approved the bill that bans discrimination of gays. paving the way for visa-free travel between Ukraine and the European Union.

- The FIA has accepted track changes to the Nurburgring for added safety regulations. When the updates are done, the speed limits will be lifted on the legendary racetrack for next year.

- Inside the world of Pokemon, there's a new free-to-play Pokemon game coming to the 3DS this December's another boring puzzle game. Called Pokemon Picross, players need to solve puzzles to turn them into portraits. Take advantage of collected Pokemon's abilities as they can be proven useful in times of harder puzzles. There are over 300 puzzles to clear including more complex ones. Meanwhile, the Wii U version of Pokken Tournament will hit Japanese stores this March 18, 2016 with a first look at Shadow Mewtwo coming exclusively in this game.

- Following his resignation as chairman of the management board at Volkswagen due to the ongoing TDi scandal, Martin Winterkorn has vacated the boards of Porsche SE, Audi, and Truck & Bus GmbH as well.

- Buick showcased two teaser clips for their third-generation LaCrosse flagship saloon before its LA Auto Show world premiere.

- The recent Eat Bulaga kalyeserye revealed that Lola Nidora is officially officially broke and all of her assets had been sold as well as her (gasp) mansion! What's going to happen on the surprise party Tidora, Yaya Dub, and Alden planned for her? Be ready for tomorrow because all that's about to change in Kalyeserye!


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Let's Do The News! (November 12, 2015)

- So far, Burma's election commission has declared the winners for 299 seats, representing 60 percent of the contested seats in parliament, and with the NLD party, backed by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, won 256 seats, she's laying the groundwork for a historic transfer of power in Burma as she will hold talks with President Thein Sein and the military chief.

- The international swimming body FINA says it will remove doping test samples taken for this year's world swimming championships in Russia from Moscow to Spain following the World Anti-Doping Agency accused the Russian Athletics Federation of systematic doping and cover-ups this week.

- Indonesian leader Joko Widowo will skip tomorrow's APEC Summit but considers attendance to East Asia Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on the 20th of November.

- The Senate opened its investigation on the alleged tanim-bala extortion scam in the nation's top airports. So far, at least four alleged victims of the scam were invited to the joint hearing of the Senate committee on public services being headed by Senator Serge Osmena and the blue ribbon committee.

- Kia showcased a teaser sketch for their second-generation K7 (Cadenza in world markets) luxury midsize saloon.

Teaser sketch for next-generation Kia K7

- Meanwhile, Hyundai Motor Company showcased a teaser sketch for the Equus replacement that will serve as the first car under the Genesis Motors brand called the EQ900.

- Voice actress Chiaki Takahashi injured her right foot during a rehearsal for an upcoming reunion concert with her fellow members of a voice actress group Aice⁵, consisting of her, Akemi Kanda, Masumi Asano, Yui Horie, and Madoka Kimura, as they're preparing for a November 22 concert. Inside the world of THE IDOLM@STER, Chiaki Takahashi played the role of Azusa Miura.

- Say hello to the ultra-powerful Fenyr Supersport from W Motors. From the creators of the Lykan Hypersport, the Fenyr is powered by twin-turbo 4.0L boxer-6 engine sourced from RUF and connected to a 7-speed double clutch gearbox, resulting to a possible 0-100kph time of 2.7 seconds and a top speed of over 400kph. Unveiled at the Dubai Motor Show, W Motors collaborated with many global partners such as Magna Steyr and RUF to bring this beast to life.

W Motors Fenyr Supersport

- Former F4 member and one of the stars from the Taiwanese drama series Meteor Garden, Vic Zhou, married to a Taiwanese actress named Reen Yu. Fans remembered Vic for his role of Hua Ze Lei, the light-hearted member of F4.

- Former Doctor Who David Tennant confirmed he and wife Georgia Moffett's baby girl's arrival during an interview at a certain radio station.


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Let's Do The News! (November 11, 2015)

- Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD opposition party scored a landslide victory in Sunday's Burma general election. Officials said that 121 seats or about 25% of those contested, have been officially declared. The NLD won 107 seats while the military-backed ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party won only seven.

- China has asked the Philippines not to mention the territorial sea disputes at this Friday's APEC Summit.

- Japan's defense ministry said that they will allow female Self Defense Forces personnel to become fighter pilots based on the policy to promote gender equality in the workplace. Currently, women pilot SDF transport and patrol aircraft but not Eagle or Phantom jets.

- Reports told that the Islamic State may have used chemical weapons in Syria.

- Russian leader Vladimir Putin says that he will beef up his nation's nuclear capability in an effort to combat US-led missile defense programs in Asia and Europe.

- The Mitsubishi Regional Jet or MRJ, Japan's first domestically produced passenger aircraft in half a century has finished its first flight from an airport in Aichi PRefecture, central Japan, on Wednesday morning.

- 007: SPECTRE, the latest Bond movie now in cinemas, garnered the Guinness World Record for the biggest film stunt explosion.

- In case you missed the latest Eat Bulaga kalyeserye, Ai Ai Delas Alas guest stars as Lola Baba, Alden's lola from Russia (Alden's a quarter Russian?!), as she tries to bargain Lola Nidora to replace the missing ring, which efforts to search for it remain benign.

- After the five door concept back in Tokyo, it's the turn of the sedan version of the Subaru Impreza concept that will be making its premiere at this month's LA Auto Show.



Over the course of the second half of THE IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls anime, we witnessed how the girls from 346 Production faced tougher situations when a change of policy forcing them to drop down to their knees, thinking that their time to shine is well and truly over but these girls don't really give up without a good fight.

Check out the list of CDs that covered the second half of the series...

Animation Project 2nd Season 02 features the songs 私色ギフト by Dekoration with Mika Jougasaki, and Heart Voice by CANDY ISLAND with Sachiko Koshimizu. 

Animation Project 2nd Season 03 features the songs Wonder goes on!! by *(Asterisk) featuring Natsunana (Nana Abe and Natsuki Kimura) and Rockin' Emotion by Natsuki Kimura.

Animation Project 2nd Season 04 features the songs この空の下 by LOVE LAIKA with Rosenburg Engel and ØωØver!! -Heart Beat Version- by *(Asterisk)

Animation Project 2nd Season 05 features the song Trancing Pulse by Triad Primus and Nebula Sky by Anastasia.

And finally, Animation Project 2nd Season 06 features songs from new generations.

Most songs feature songs as heard on the series but there is one more that we're going to show you within a few weeks time but in the meantime enjoy these new songs done by the hardworking idols from 346 Productions and see which one is your favorite.


It's been a year has passed since iM@S fans everywhere had THE IDOLM@STER One For All, a PS3-exclusive game which sounds disappointing for purists but it plays unlike any othe iM@S games. While  the series' 10th anniversary is in full circle, let's meet up the full lineup of the MASTER ARTIST 3 CDs for you to collect.

1) Haruka Amami (CV: Eriko Nakamura)

2) Hibiki Ganaha (CV: Manami Numakura)

3) Makoto Kikuchi (CV: Hiromi Hirata)

4) Miki Hoshii (CV: Akiko Hasegawa)

5) Iori Minase (CV: Rie Kugimiya)

6) Takane Shijou (CV: Yumi Hara)

7) Chihaya Kisaragi (CV: Asami Imai)

8) Mami Futami (CV: Asami Shimoda)

9) Yukiho Hagiwara (CV: Azumi Asakura)

10) Yayoi Takatsuki (CV: Mayako Nigo)

11) Azusa Miura (CV: Chiaki Takahashi)

12) Ami Futami (CV: Asami Shimoda)

13) Ritsuko Akizuki (CV: Naomi Wakabayashi)

Each CD features newer versions of their hit songs as well as newer ones and for an added treat, their own cover versions of Japan's hit songs some remembered. Why? Because those 765 Pro idols are happy enough to pay tribute to J-Pop history in a spectacular fashion.

With the MA3 range, including the Only My Note prologue, are complete, be sure to collect them all and see which 765 Pro idol is your favorite!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Fallout 4

Fallout 4 (PS4)

Fallout 4 (XBOX One)

Fallout boys in the world, rejoice because the much awaited installment to the Fallout series, created by the same people that brought you the previous Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, is now here and it promises to be their most ambitious Fallout title to date. Fallout 4 features the next generation of open world gaming as players, both recurring veterans and battle-shy newcomers, take on the role of a survivor from Vault 111 as they venture through the nuclear-stricken wasteland and be whoever they want to be thanks to the new S.P.E.C.I.A.L system.

Because every Fallout player is very special in any way, the S.P.E.C.I.A.L system allows them to customize their very own character based on Strength, Perception, Energy, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility, and Luck. Be who you want to be but ask yourself before heading out in the nuclear wastelands, what makes you SPECIAL? Yep, it's that question those old-school clips from Vault-Tec would ask but anyway, be yourself and do whatever you want by challenging yourself with main missions, side missions, and tons of challenges that will keep you hanging for longer. Well, not here because with atomic radiation plaguing through the wastelands, you'd better check your trusty Pip-Boy what you're doing now or best to rely on your survival instincts for endurance.

Since this game is ushered to the age of next-gen gaming, the next-generation graphics and lighting engine truly brings this game come to life but sometimes, it can be a so-so depending on which TV you are playing with. No matter which HD TV you're playing with, the graphics still doesn't cut the mustard but whatever, its the gameplay that is worth redeeming with.

As much as you enjoy customizing your character from the start, one thing that is worth redeeming in Fallout 4 is its most advanced crafting system ever. Not only you can craft new weapons, armor, and other objects, but you can even build and manage entire settlements in the wastelands. Now that's intelligence well-used for survival.

When engaging combat against enemies, raiders or mutants alike, you can try slowing it down with the help of the brand new VATS or Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System, allowing you to choose your attacks and try aiming on the weak points or if you're in the subject of agility, you can take down multiple enemies in VATS. Of course, there are many ways to take down the enemy but use caution however because ammunition is very scarce in the world of Fallout so try whatever means necessary to defeat or avoid enemies.

There are many ways to do in the world of Fallout 4 but how you live it up is up to you because only you can decide the fate of the great nation you're standing now at your own risk. Remember though, you are not alone.

So, what's to like about Fallout 4? The gameplay that will keep you longing for hours, the new crafting system, the new VATS system, and the many ways to enjoy the latest installment. What's not to like is the storyline, the graphics that looked so-so, the BGM, and the complexity that even your starter equipment couldn't cut it. Still, it's been the installment worth the wait after almost seven years and it's well fit for next-gen gaming consoles like the PS4 and XBOX One.

Oh, and you can avail for the Season Pass for $29.99 because expect more things to come in the world of Fallout 4. And as always, Fallout boys, welcome home and good luck enjoying your open-world adventures in the desolate landscape. Come on, Vault Boy's waiting for your calling.

Brought to you by Vault-Tec.

Škoda Superb B8

Now on its third-generation, the all-new Skoda Superb has been graduated from a large family car to a full-size car because it's now larger than its predecessor and it comes with numerous engine choices including a new generation of direct-injection turbocharged engines. So, what's it all about the new Superb?

2016 Skoda Superb

2016 Skoda Superb Combi

Skoda says that the design from the new Superb is heavily inspired from the Vision C Concept but in general, the new look is almost identical to the conceptual design of the VisionC, meaning some mixed results occurred but nevertheless, first impressions aren't always the best. Even though it wasn't as appealing as it looks, it's still well-commanding for Skoda's flagship saloon even though it comes with two different variations, the saloon version or the extra-spacious Combi model.

2016 Skoda Superb interior

On the inside, nothing's too special about the Superb's interior quality even though it has bits and bobs from the Volkswagen Group family tree. Even though it wasn't as surprising as it looks, it's still rather comfortable, about the same level of comfortness you would get on a Hyundai Grandeur or Aslan or a Kia K7. Sorry, that sounds rudimentary but it's also high-tech as well because it comes with a brand-new SmartLink infotainment system, which comes with MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. As for sound quality, its available Canton sound system sounds like a bit common unlike sophisticated audio systems in luxury cars but it's not so bad to hear it.

Because it's bigger than the previous Superb, the boot space is now increased, meaning you can store more groceries as you like and if you opt in for the Combi version, it has a lot more luggage capacity fit enough for your next hectic schedules ahead, even your next day offs.

2016 Skoda Superb

There are different engines to choose from on the new Superb ranging from five petrol engines ranging from 1.4 to 2.0L, and three diesels ranging from 1.6 to 2.0L. The top-tier of the range is the 2.0L turbocharged petrol engine that develops 280PS of power, 350Nm of torque, and it can do 0-100kph in less than six seconds if mated with a double-clutch gearbox. Sounds quick and as for handling, thanks to its MQB platform and improved dynamics and comfort, driving the new Superb has the same feeling like you expect from German luxury saloons, despite the fact that the Superb is basically a front-wheel drive car (with the optional 4x4 powertrain).

As for safety features, the Superb is ready with the best level of safety tech from Electronic Stability Control, Multi-Collision Brake, Adaptive Cruise Control, Crew Protect Assist, Traffic Jam Assist, Blind Spot Detect, and Smart Light Assist among many others.

2016 Skoda Superb Combi

The new Superb wants to be a BMW 5-Series in VW Passat money and with prices start at 599,900 Kc for the saloon and 629,900 Kc for the Combi, it's a hard bargain so not bad for such regeneration. Although it may have some flops in every bits and bobs around here, the new Superb is one of the key cars why Skoda is celebrating 120 years since the very first Skoda built, the LK Voiturette A, so that's interesting if you want to dig through Skoda's 120 year history but for now, the new Superb is more of a birthday present to Skoda, it's the flagship that reserves to be respected for the owners.

Photo: ŠKODA AUTO a.s.

Let's Do The News! (November 10, 2015)

- According to a state-run newspaper, it is reported that Aung san Suu Kyi's opposition party, the National League of Democracy or NLD is leading despite a delay in the results of Burma's general election.

- An independent anti-doping panel has recommend that Russia may face ban for systematic doping practices, a ban could force Russian athletes to miss next year's Olympics.

- The head of the German football association has resigned despite the scandal over the country's successful bid to host the 2006 FIFA World Cup but denied allegations he was involved.

- US President Barack Obama met with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House as he emphasized his commitment to bolster Israel's security in an apparent bid to restore the ties between the two nations. The two countries faced strong disagreement between them following the Iran nuclear deal that would limit the Middle Eastern nation's nuclear enrichment.

- Senator Grace Poe suggest that the Philippines should have a better Department of Transportation and Communications chief after lashing out against Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya over delays int he improvement of the MRT 3, including the delivery of new coaches, and the rehabilitation of elevators and toilets.

- Mercedes-Benz starts internship program to train refugees for the workforce as Germany's facing an influx of asylum seekers. They will offer them training and German language lessons over the course of fourteen weeks.

- The Ringbrothers' Ford Mustang Espionage stops by Jay Leno's Garage in this latest webcast.

- KKEs rejoice, it's another Love Live's Eli Ayase Nendoroid, only this time in her training outfit courtesy of Good Smile Company. Preorders are open for this Nendoroid costing 3,241 Yen plus tax and it will arrive this May.

- Disney's giving us a first look at the sequel to Tim Burton's live-action Alice in Wonderland film titled Alice Through The Looking Glass, coming next year. Check out the teaser here.


Get to know the animal agents in The OWCA Files special

Tonight in North America, Disney XD will air a brand new Phineas and Ferb special episode titled The OWCA Files. Yes, we thought we're done with the show ever since the Last Day of Summer finale but fans want to see more platypus action and on this special, Perry's summoned by Major Monogram once again and this time he must take on an enemy from Major's past, played by Paul Reubens.

Perry's not alone though because he'll gonna need some help with his new animal operatives to finish his biggest mission yet. Let's meet the operatives!

- Harry the Hyena - He's new to OWCA but because he's a hyena, he tends to laugh most of a time. Don't think of him as a laughing stock because this big guy packs a bite!

- Karen the Cat - This feline operative is new to the Organization Without a Cool Acronym. Don't let her cute looks deceive you because deep down, she's one ferocious feline.

- Maggie the Macaw - OWCA's new operative has the sharpest beak of all as well as she's the smartest operative around.

- Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz - Ah yes, our favorite evil genius, or what we thought of him. Thing is, he once had a crack on being a good guy in one episode where Doof got permitted to OWCA since he was raised by ocelots. With Doof taking a break from his usual evil inator shenanigans, he gets tagged along with Perry for their biggest mission yet. Expect some Doof and Puss moments, though.

The OWCA Files special airs on Disney XD tonight at 7:30/6:30 central. Check local listings.

Monday, November 9, 2015

The Peanuts Movie

The Peanuts Movie
Charles Schulz's beloved masterpiece, the Peanuts, have landed on the big screen with their first-ever CGI-animated film that is fit for the whole family, even the kids who aren't familiar with the Peanuts or heard of it. The Peanuts Movie brings most of your favorite characters in one place from Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, Snoopy, Woodstock, and many many of the Peanuts kids because in this film,'s partly random if moviegoers are honest.

Made by the people that brought you the Ice Age films, The Peanuts Movie is a CGI-animated take on the classic cartoon icons where everyone's favorite blockhead, Charlie Brown, tries to become the best but sometimes, his lack of motivation is what made Charlie Brown...well, Charlie Brown. When the arrival of the new girl sparks Charlie Brown, how can he redeem himself for being a blockhead and become the achiever he hoped for?

In true Peanuts fashion, this film is all about fun and games at the start because every time when you see most of the Peanuts character donning their signature personalities, even Snoopy, they can be easily recognized by people who are familiar with them back when they were young and that's old-school for some. For those who aren't familiar with the Peanuts, this film may found out to be unknown to them but they can get used to it as long as there's someone familiar with the Peanuts teaching who these characters are. Even though this is modern take on the classic cartoon icons, it feels unknown and a bit Charlie Brown-ish, but behind most of the niggles, there are some values learned through the film and it's all about encouragement, motivation, and the will to pursue your dreams.

That's what The Peanuts Movie is made for...reaching for your dreams and never give up on the challenges you set foot. Even if you're familiar or not with the Peanuts characters and its heritage that Charles Schulz done for them, you should try watching it for a change, even your kids would enjoy it for a change.

My rating: 3.4 out of 5.

Forza Motorsport 6: Night Prowls

One of the cars featured on Forza Motorsport 6's eBay Motors Car Pack is what I believed to be a 21st century take on those classic open-top hotrods. It's called the Prowler, and despite its flaws, it remains a future classic that is very rare to see on today's roads.

prowler (2)

Heavily inspired from the hotrods of the pre-war era, the Prowler is a unique roadster featuring a signature chassis, which is different from existing production components, featuring an aluminum space frame.

Powering it is a 3.5L V6 engine which develops 214HP but in 1999, it was replaced with a more powerful version which develops 257PS of power while being mated with a 4-speed automatic.

There is a trivia that since its launch, a Prowler was sealed in a mausoleum as a time capsule somewhere in Oklahoma and experts are looking forward what would a Prowler look like when it was sealed when the time capsule is opened in the not too distant future, when it will be returned to Chrysler.

Although intended to be Plymouth's flagship sports car, the Plymouth brand was discontinued from 2001 and it was sold as a Chrysler Prowler thereafter until the Prowler's production discontinued a year after, with a final limited edition model of 300 cars painted in special Candy Deep Red body color. A total of 11,479 units have been produced from 1997 to 2002.


Although the 4-speed automatic gearbox sounds like it's one of the key faults why the Prowler failed to keep up against most sportscars, it's still a quick car to drive. It's so quick, you might never noticed that there's someone got his clothes stuck at one of its doors and pops up unexpectedly. Quite a surprise, eh?

Imagine if that's you driving in one of these, some guy thinks that your Prowler looks cool and then you explain all about your ride, including the fact that its V6 engine is fuel-injected, and you get off after saying bye to that fellow.

Anyway, enough chitchat for that, because even though its performance is somewhat lacking, the Prowler is one of the good definition of a grand tourer like in the case of the BMW Z8 I drove in-game.

You may find that its abilities hadn't been used properly at first but you'll be able to unlock its hidden potential beneath its bespoke chassis as I shall now demonstrate by driving round Daytona's road night because it's like referring to the AC/DC song Night Prowler. Shazbot, Nanu Nanu...

Can't believe this is the first time making an impression with this future classic in the nighttime but I'm very glad that this Prowler really is a great car to enjoy it the more you use it to find its hidden potential beneath its hotrod looks.

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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