The Weekly News Round Up For August 10

A collection of news items from around the net!

It’s another hot one here as we get into the weekend. I am watching some of these live cams in the article posted a few days ago to get my mind to a different place during the summer. As I try to beat the heat, I’ve created the Weekly News Round Up for all The Nacho Readers out there!

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84° By LINDSEY BAHR – Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) – Big changes are coming to the Academy Awards, including the addition of a popular film award category and the promise of a shorter ceremony in an effort to combat declining viewership and criticisms that the awards are out of touch with the mainstream.

Here is an article from The Publisher’s Clearing House news site talking about the big changes expected for next year’s Oscars. The award ceremony seems to be looking to add to its audience and promises a better-paced awards show and new awards to honor “popular” movies. Call me skeptical on this idea, but let’s see if this ends up making the shows better or not.


Tribune calls off $3.9 billion Sinclair media deal

Tribune said in a statement Thursday that it has terminated its merger agreement with Sinclair, scuttling a $3.9 billion deal that would given the broadcasting group an even broader reach into American living rooms. The breakup of the deal is a stinging defeat for Sinclair , owner of dozens of local television stations.

CNN has a look at what could have been one of the biggest television deals of recent times, But now Tribune Broadcasting is walking away from the proposed deal to be bought by Sinclair. The deal was on shaky ground anyway with things going on behind the scenes and it looks like legal action may be starting too. Guess it was time to pull the plug and walk away.


Woman says she’s ‘very clean, thoroughbred, white girl’ during arrest

A woman seen speeding through a stop sign at 60 mph told officers they shouldn’t arrest her because she’s a “very clean, thoroughbred, white girl,” police said. Her eyes glassy and bloodshot, Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw was slurring her words and a Breathalyzer showed her blood-alcohol level at 0.18 percent, according to police in Bluffton, South Carolina.

NBC News has a story about a woman in South Carolina getting pulled over for speeding (and possibly being drunk). She tried to get out of being arrested by telling the officer she was a “very clean, thoroughbred, white girl” and she couldn’t be arrested. I bet she tells that to all the guys.


Medal worn by Bolivian presidents stolen from red-light district

A diamond-encrusted gold medallion and an accompanying sash worn by Bolivian presidents was stolen after being left in a car in a red-light district, officials said. The nearly 200-year-old regalia had been left by a soldier inside a backpack, according to police.

NBC News also has a story about the Royal regalia of the president of Bolivia was jacked from a car that was in the “red light district”. The items are 200 years old! It is said that those behind the theft later called a TV station in the countries capital and said they left the items abandoned a Church! Well, at least they didn’t rob a grave memorial and take off in a speedboat!


Luigi Isn’t Dead, Despite Smash Bros. Video Evidence to the Contrary – IGN

During today’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate themed Nintendo Direct, Luigi had his soul stolen from his body by Death while exploring a familiar setting from Castlevania. This scene set Twitter ablaze with fans worrying about the fate of the hapless Mario brother, but Nintendo wants to reassure fans that Luigi is alive and well.

IGN has the story that Nintendo is telling everyone that will listen that video game’s favorite brother, Luigi is not actually dead, despite the Smash Brothers video going around that Luigi had his soul separated by DEATH. Glad to know this news, because personally, I was always a Luigi fan more than a Mario one going back to the Super Mario Brothers game on the original NES system. I costumed him once for Halloween as a kid. So, good to hear he is not in fact, dead. He and Waluigi should now have a game just out of spite from Smash Brothers messing with them.


Effect of Dragon Ball-style Gravity Chamber on training studied at Chubu University

An answer to the age-old question: “Would training in a Gravity Chamber really work?” Ever since the Gravity Chamber first appeared in the Dragon Ball series decades ago, kids around the world have wondered if it really is possible to become super strong by training under gravity higher than that of Earth.

Soranews 24 has a good story in that Chubu University actually is studying how a Dragonbaqllesqe style “gravity Chamber” and how it can actually improve your training. In the story, some of the characters enter these chambers that increase or decrease gravity to weigh you down to make training more effective. Someone is actually studying this now!


The USMC would like you to know that being in armed combat is exactly like playing Super Smash Bros.

Look, we get it: It’s probably not terribly easy being the social media team for the United States Marine Corps, an organization that is, even in the best of circumstances, a lot more likely to have its applicants be shot at than most any other career path you might hope to name.

AV News has a story about how the military is now comparing real life armed combat with Super Smash Brothers. I think there is something seriously lost in the comparison but I’m not the intended target they are trying to convince either. Good try but yeah, that one didn’t go over well.


New NCAA rules are more cosmetic than they are consequential

Aug 8, 2018 Myron MedcalfESPN Staff Writer Close Covers college basketball Joined in 2011 Graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato When NCAA president Mark Emmert announced the formation of the Commission on College Basketball, it was billed as an ambitious response to the scandal caused by the FBI investigation into bribery and corruption.

ESPN seems kind of doubtful about the whole host of rule changes that the NCAA is making over College Basketball. I am hardly an expert on the NCAA or its rules, but this will probably be changed and amended again sometime down the road. Things like this usually do. Changes need to be made, but no one is going to get in perfectly the first time out.


New The Predator TV spot gives us first look at new Predator vision – The Predator Movie News

A new TV spot for The Predator was released and offers quite a few new cut-scenes to enjoy. We also get a first look at the new Predator’s thermal vision. Fans will be quick the notice that the sound effects and overall look of the Predator vision is more closely relatable to that of the Predator vision from Alien vs.

A website devoted to the movie The Predator has some news of the upcoming movie with the release of a new TV Commercial. It will update the franchise. It looks decent and here is hoping it does well and makes some big money back!


In a story that has a personal meaning to me, NASA has announced they were able to film and complete the lessons in space that famed “Teacher in Space” Christa McAuliffe was planning on doing in 1986 before the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion. I may have been a young little kid, but I remember where I was the day that tragedy happened. Since those days I’ve learned a lot about the incident and also about those who were onboard the Challenger. It’s good to see what she was working towards is finally being completed.


That is all for this week’s look at the news from around the ‘Net. Always keep your eyes open and keep reading!


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