City Harvest Church founder and leading pastor Kong Hee has announced that he will be appealing both against the conviction and the eight-year prison sentence he was handed down for misusing close to $35-million in church donations for the popstar career of his wife.
"Whilst I respect the court's decision, there are points which appear to be erroneous and warrant appeal. I will therefore be preparing to file an appeal against both my conviction and sentence. Earlier today, I was informed that the prosecution has also filed an appeal against the sentence imposed by the court," Kong told supporters in a Facebook message late last week.
"My lawyers will also address the prosecution's appeal at the appropriate time. I sincerely need your prayers during this process for a favorable outcome. The road ahead is long and arduous, but God's grace is sufficient for me," he added. more >>
Creators of two video games based on manga and anime, "Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4" and "Attack on Titan," have released trailers to tease their upcoming games.
"Attack on Titan" teases second trailer, release date
Publisher Koei Tecmo released the second trailer of the latest and yet to be titled "Attack on Titan" game (watch below) on Thursday. A major highlight of the video is showcasing how the 3D maneuver gear will look like during actual play. It also features scenes showing its horse riding gameplay. more >>
The Huawei Mate 8 flagship phablet is now being touted as a direct competition to Samsung Galaxy Note 5, and some reviews say it is even better than its bigger rival.
The Chinese manufacturer may not be as popular as Samsung in the high-end market, but its new Android-powered Huawei Mate 8 has taken the phablet to a whole new level. The newly unveiled flagship device may even be better than the Galaxy Note 5, according to Forbes.
Recenlty, Samsung has opted for sealed batteries and no microSD card slot in its recent flagship devices. Although Huawei Mate 8 has a 4,000 mAh fixed battery, it has a microSD card slot and is more affordable, and these things present a very big advantage for the phablet. Samsung, on the other hand, is rumored to have decided to bring back microSD support next year, the report relays. more >>
Japanese video game publisher Bandai Namco released a slew of updates — including a new character, new Digimon, training gameplay, and story details — for the upcoming game "Digimon World – Next Order."
Bandai Namco's official website for the game updated its Character page with the addition of Luce. She is described as a mysterious young girl, perhaps in part due to having no recollection of most of her memories. She will be seen always hugging or holding her Digimon, Numemon. Details about how Kouta and Himari, the game's protagonists, will meet Luce have not been revealed. more >>
The anime series titled "One-Punch Man" has just concluded its eighth episode of the 12-episode series. According to a report in Yibada, the eighth episode introduced several new heroes who are presumably part of the Heroes Association where the main protagonist Saitama and his disciple, the Cyborg Genos, are members. The eighth episode, which was titled "The Deep Sea King," also introduced a formidable opponent for the heroes, the Deep Sea King.
The Yibada report recapped that the story of the Deep Sea King started in the recently concluded episode 8. This follows the events of episode 7 where Genos defends his master Saitama after he ends up being blamed for destroying City Z by some lower ranked heroes. According to the same report, the story arc of the Deep Sea King will be ending in episode 9 titled "Unyielding Justice."
Among the interesting new heroes who were introduced in episode 8, the report noted one hero named Pri-Pri-Prisoner who is described as "hilarious." more >>
Muslim radicals allegedly set on fire a Christian TV station in Karachi, Pakistan, resulting in the collapse of the building.
Staff of Christian TV station Gawahi TV said masked men burned their head office at 2:30 a.m. and fled from the scene right after. The station, which was founded more than two years ago by Catholics and Protestants, had constantly received treats from Muslim radicals before the arson happened, according to Breitbart.
Gawahi TV was originally founded in February 2013 for the purpose of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Pakistan through nonstop broadcasts of songs, sermons, Bible reflections, and evangelical message for young Christians. The Christian TV station had repeatedly requested protection from the threats of Muslim radicals in the area, but authorities were unable to grant their request, the report details. more >>