Monday August 8, 2016

Today’s quote: “You can’t put  limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get” -Michael Phelps

Rio Olympics: The olympics kicked off over the weekend, since then the USA is the lead with 3 golds, 6 silver and 3 bronze. Other leaders include China with 10 total medals, Japan 1o, Italy 9 and Russia 9. Last night swimmer Michael Phelps won his 19th gold medal in men’s 4×100 freestyle relay.

Election 2016: Donald Trump introduces his economic agenda at the Detroit Economic Club. “It will be American hand that rebuild this country” stated Trump. In his economic plan Trump advocated to reducing corporate income tax rate to 15%, “no family will have to pay the death tax”,  and eliminate the estate tax on estate larger than $5,45 million on individuals or $10.9 million for married couples along with other plans in his economic agenda.

U.S.: Richard “Scott” Silverthorne is mayor of Fairfax, Virginia and is also a substitute teacher in the county public schools. Silverthorne was arrested August 4th as it was revealed Silverthorne was a meth dealer on the side. He was arrested and charged with felony distribution of and methamphetamine and misdemeanour possession of drug paraphernalia.

World: Japanese Emperor Akihito, address the nation as he expressed his health issues and his ability to execute his duties as emperor, “I am concerned it may become difficult for me to carry out my duties as the symbol of the state with my whole body and soul as I have done so far.” According to one source Akihito wanted to step down as emperor, yet Japanese law says the employer must serve until death.

Science/Tech/Health: Delta Airlines faced a computer outage overnight that led to delayed flights and cancellations around the U.S., Italy, the UK., and Japan. After six hours systems were back up and running.

Entertainment: Hip-hop artist Bow Wow announces his retirement from rap music. “I always said years ago I’d retire from the music before 30… I just cant see myself at 30 years old rapping” tweeted Bow Wow.

Sports: Yankees 3rd basemen Alex Rodriguez has announced his retirement at the age of 41 yrs old with 22 seasons in the MLB. Rodriguez will play his last game this Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Rodriguez will remain as an instructor and special advisor to the Yankee organization.