Friday, January 28, 2011

60 Seconds of News

I know that you may be too busy to catch the news so here's 60 Seconds of News to bring you up to spend on what's going on in the world.

NBC Loses Logo
"The bird will remain part of the brand of NBC, the broadcaster, while the spinning globe will still be part of the graphic for Universal, the movie studio and theme park operator. And officially, the company's name is still NBC Universal. But the space-less corporate logo is meant to represent the unity of its two main divisions as it is set to be taken over by cable operator Comcast in a deal that is to close on Friday."

Girl Scouts Cut Cookies
The Girl Scouts are considering cutting some brands of cookies they sell due to the economy. Thank U Berry Munch, Dulce de Leche and possible a few more are all under consideration to be cut from sales.

Boy George and Culture Club Reunion
The Culture Club will be getting back together to produce a new album in 2012, and they are currently planning a tour. 2011 celebrates the group's 30th anniversary.

Revamped Classic Games Coming To Facebook
The Oregon Trail & Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego will be getting new looks and will be hitting Facebook in February. The Oregon Trail will be released early February and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego will be release February 9.

Taco Bell Attempts To "Set The Record Straight"
In a response to a class action lawsuit filed in federal court charing Taco Bell's taco meat isn't beef, Taco Bell took out full page ads in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times as well as placing ads online to "set the record straight." The allegations against Taco Bell are that it uses meat mixture in its burritos and tacos. These "meat mixtures" are binders and extenders and it doesn't meet the U.S.D.A's requirements to be labeled beef. Taco Bell fired back stating its mixture is 88% beef and the rest is water, spices, oats, starch and other ingredients.

"Friday of Wrath" In Egypt
Angry protesters gather demanding the end of President Hosni Mubarak leadership as a result in some areas police used rubber bullets and water canons to control angry mobs. Young protesters want an end to the authoritarian style of leadership Mubarak has used for many years. Complaints of corruption, poverty, and inflation all fuel the protests. In an attempt to cease communications between protestors the Egyptian government has blocked mobile services, and the internet.

NBA Player suspended
O.J. Mayo has been suspended for ten games without pay for testing positive for the drug dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). The league and union have strict policies against drug use. Mayo's suspension begins Friday and ends February 15.

Mega Cocaine Bust In GA
Authorities seized 11kilos of cocaine with a street value of $1.2 million after a routine traffic stop in Warrenton, Ga. 28 year old Cleveland Hall was arrested on drug trafficking charges. The drugs where discovered in a hidden compartment between the back seat and trunk.

And That's 60 Seconds of News!