Weekley Review in News: 2

 

WeeklyReview2

After coming back from a short break, the weekly review is back on track!

World News

Pope auctions his Harley Davidson for charity

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/13/22293440-highway-to-heaven-pope-auctioning-his-harley-davidson-chopper-for-charity?lite

U.S. Politics

Obama pushes against a devided Senate to press his job agenda.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/14/obama-jobs-executive-actions_n_4594668.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

 

Tech

Architect Asif Khan will show off his instiation of a large pin screen at the 2014 winter olympics. Khan says “3D photo booths within the pavilion and across Russia in MegaFon retail stores will scan visitors’ portraits to be recreated in by the pavilion”. It will be quite the sight to see.

http://www.asif-khan.com/project/sochi-winter-olympics-2014/

 

Sports – Teen equipped with advanced exoskeleton to have first kick at 2014 World Cup

In some interesting sports news the 2014 World Cup, held in Brazil, will not follow the tradion of a famous football player having the first kick. Instead the first kick will be given to a teenager paralized from the waist down. Though it seems odd to give the first kick to someone who can’t use their legs, this teen will be equipped with a brain controlled exoskeleton to help him stand and make quite the kickoff to the global sporting event.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22029485.700-2014-preview-paralysed-teen-scores-in-brazil.html#.UtA_fPRDvTp

 

Entertainment – Peoples Choice Awards

This week the Peoples Choice Awards were held at the Nokia Theater in LA, where winners were announced for popular shows and music titles.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2014/01/08/peoples-choice-awards-2014-winners-list/4380307/