Amongst events that have happened around the world this past week:
THE LATEST FROM EGYPT:
*After almost three weeks of relatively peaceful protests on the part of the demonstrators, President Hosni Mubarak finally stepped down late Friday night, although the fact that it was shortly after the Swiss government agreed to freeze all his accounts until it could be determined what was legitimately his and what actually belonged to Egypt might just be a coincidence.
*FACTOID: Being President of Egypt officially only pays the equivalent of about $900 US Dollars a month. Even with being President for 30 years, that only accounts for roughly $324000 US Dollars of Mubarak's total assets, currently estimated at somewhere between $40 to $70 MILLION US Dollars!
*Meanwhile, free elections are tentatively scheduled for this September while the military oversees the country in the interim. How all of this will affect Egypt's relationship(s) with other countries remains to be seen.
*United States Homeland Security is preparing for a possible increase in terrorist activity as America approaches the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attack.
*NASA's Stereo satellite system (which has nothing to do with audio) has completely photographed the surface of the sun.
*In their latest computer development, IBM's WATSON, a system based upon voice recognition software, is scheduled to take on Jeopardy's two greatest all time players: longevity champion Ken Jennings, who played 74 consecutive games, and the highest actual prize winner: Brad Rutter, who won over $3.2 million US Dollars. The competition is scheduled to begin Monday on the syndicated game show. Check local listings for time and channel.
IN ENTERTAINMENT NEWS:
*Activision/Blizzard has announced that it will not release any more volumes within its Guitar Hero franchise.
*Although highly anticipated by gamers, no release date has been set by Nintendo for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. When released, this will be the most physically active title within the Zelda franchise yet, requiring the Wii Motion Plus remote to play.
*The Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31 to 25 to win the 45th Super Bowl in American Football.
*Spring training for professional American Baseball is scheduled to begin next weekend.
For more news at any time, just either scroll down to the IN OTHER NEWS feature at the bottom of your screen or visit any reputable news source.
AND A FRIENDLY REMINDER FOR ALL THOSE IN LOVE: VALENTINE'S DAY IS THIS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14th!