The Weekly News Round Up for September 21

All the interesting news of the internet collected for you!

Welcome, Nacho Readers! It’s Friday again so it’s time for another News Round up of interesting stories making the news around the internet!

 

Ptolemaic period sphinx statue discovered at Egyptian temple

Sept. 16 (UPI) — An Egyptian archaeological mission discovered a sphinx statue made of sandstone at a temple in the city of Aswan. Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa al-Waziri announced Sunday that the statue was found on the southeastern side of Kom Ombo Temple and likely dates back to the Ptolemaic period.

UPI has the story of how a Sphinx was discovered in Aswan, Egpyt. You would think that after all this time that people had found most of the Ancient statues and Sphinx by now but science has a way of showing we aren’t even close. It is said this find dates back to 305 B.C., or somewhere around there. Holy Crap!

 

Airline misspells own name on plane – CNN Video

The Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific misspelled the company’s name on one of their planes. CNN’s Jeanne Moos has the story.

CNN has the story of How a Major airline got it’s own name wrong, ON THE SIDE OF A PLANE. Well, spelling isn’t my strong point either and as said, if it’s going to make a mistake, let it be a spelling one on the side of a plane.

 

Wild horses ride out the storm – CNN Video

Wild North Carolina horses will ride out the storm. CNN’s Jeanne Moos reports on hurricane horses.

CNN has a story for those of us Who have thought about our animal friends when things get tough and talk about the wild horses of the Carolinas during Hurrican Florence. They are a hardy group and hopefully, they all made it through okay too.

 

Former WWE stars’ concussion lawsuit tossed by judge

HARTFORD, Conn. – A federal judge in Connecticut has dismissed a lawsuit by 60 former professional wrestlers, many of them stars in the 1980s and 1990s, who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head trauma including concussions that led to long-term brain damage. U.S.

NBC News has a story from the Pro Wrestling world as the major Concussion lawsuit filed against the WWE has been thrown out. The suit, much like the more famous suit against the NFL, was filed against the WWE but several former wrestlers that claimed the company knew that head injuries and concussions lead the things like CTE and other brain issues down the line, but went forward anyway at the risk of the wrestlers. The suit was tossed out by the judge and questioned the intent by both the wrestlers and conduct of the lawyer involved.

 

BMW is teaching this motorcycle to drive itself – so it can help save lives

Self-driving cars have quickly moved from a far-out idea to a here-and-now reality. Now one German automaker has built a self-driving motorcycle – one that can start, accelerate, steer and brake to stop, all without a rider. No one is looking to fill the roads with riderless motorcycles.

NBC News also has this look at a motorcycle that can drive itself. The German project is looking to do this to help save lives. Motorcycles aren’t the safest things in the world, Hell DRIVING isn’t the safest thing in the world. But if this project can reduce injuries and deaths, go for it!

 

Ralph Breaks the Internet’s New Trailer Promises to ‘Never Give You Up’

It’s time for cat memes, princess selfies, and the darkest corners of the webiverse in the latest look at Disney’s sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet . The new trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet shows us more of the plot behind this web-friendly sequel to 2015’s Wreck-It Ralph. Take a look…

io9 has a look at the new Wreck-It Ralph sequel coming out this Thanksgiving.  Ralph Breaks the Internet looks cute and the preview is funny. Hope the actual movie is just as good!

 

Disney CEO Bob Iger says Star Wars is slowing down

After a troubled production and a relatively soft box-office for Solo, rumors began to emerge that the full-steam-ahead Star Wars franchise might take a quick breather. That sort of made sense, given the amount of rods it has in the fire, so to speak: the J.J.

AVClub has a story sure to ruffles some feathers in the Sci Fi world as The Heads of Disney have stated in an interview that they think the Star Wars Franchise is slowing down based on the last couple of movies not being big hits. With the prequel movies about Han Solo and some of the other recent offerings not doing so good I’m not one to say it’s slowing down,  but I could find some issues that aren’t helping.

 

KISS, Bob Seger Announce Final Tours

As if Detroit didn’t already have enough problems. Earlier this week, Michigan rock overlord Bob Seger, a guy who probably has more hits than the rest of his Michigan ’70s hard-rock peers combined, announced that he’d launch his final tour.

Stereogum has an article on the announced retirements of both KISS and Bob Seiger. As a hard rock fan and a big fan of what KISS has done over the years, gotta be honest and ask which one I actually believe more in announcing their retirements? But as a wise man once said: “I Love that Old Time Rock N Roll!”

 

Former columnist jailed for ‘abusive’ posts on Suu Kyi

A former columnist for state media has been jailed for seven years for “abusive” Facebook posts about Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a court official said Wednesday, the latest case threatening free expression in the country. Ngar Min Swe was sentenced for sedition on Tuesday, Yangon’s Western District Court…

Japan Today has the news of A former  Columnist for the State Media in Myanmar has been sentenced to Seven years in jail for “abusive” posts on Facebook against the Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi. I am a believer of a free press so I’m not a fan of this going on. Those closer to the country will know things to do better than I, but I still don’t like it.

 

Man caught on video sending toddler inside vending machine to steal electronics

SALEM, New Hampshire (NEWS CENTER Maine) – Most people end up empty-handed when they try their luck at a claw machine. But a man in New Hampshire appears to have hatched a plan to use a toddler to turn the odds in his favor.

Local Channel WCSH 6 has this video from New Hampshire showing a guy instructing a kid the climb into and steal from a Claw Machine in the Rockingham Mall. It gets worse, the person involved is a teacher at a Middle School! That can’t look good to the parents or the school board.

 

LeBron James’ ‘Space Jam’ Sequel Lands ‘Black Panther’ Director

LeBron James Lands ‘Black Panther’ Director … For ‘Space Jam’ Sequel Looney Tunes Land will have the power of Wakanda in the newest ‘Space Jam’ sequel starring LeBron James … ’cause the director behind “Black Panther” is officially joining the project!!

TMZ has news about the reported Sequel to the 90’s Hit Space Jam. Space Jam 2 is set to star Lebron James and as it is announced, will be directed by “Black Panther” director Terence Nance. The sequel to the movie that starred Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes characters led by Bugs Bunny was a big hit back in the day, let’s see if the sequel can do the same.

 

With that, we end another round up of news found on the internet. As always remember to keep your eyes open and keep reading!

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