Greece, Jetstar grounded, and the seven-year-old girl who’s accidentally become an internet sensation.
Our Facebook feeds have been flooded with news stories and images about Greece’s current economic status.
Athens has failed to make their payment of €1.6 billion ($2.3 billion AUD) to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by the due date of June 30, leaving Greece at severe risk of being ejected from the Eurozone.
The country made a desperate attempt to stop its fall into economic chaos by requesting a new two-year bailout from Europe. The country is reported to have asked for €2.9 billion ($4.2 billion AUD).
Greece is now cut off from access to IMF resources until the payment is made and is now left on its own financially.
There’s a popular pastime on the internet where actor Nicholas Cage’s face is photoshopped into pictures he probably should not be in.
This time, Reddit user CarlosDanger100 has inserted Cage into more than 20 Game Of Thrones scenes and the result? Pics that went viral.
Caution, some (majority) of these pictures will make you feel intensely uncomfortable:
Click here to view whole gallery.
Love won on Friday June 26, but not everyone was loving America’s Supreme Court’s historic decision to legalise gay marriage in all 50 states.
So how did social media react to the news?
One of the most popular videos doing the rounds right now (2.5 million views and counting) shows 7-year-old Zea Bowling standing up to an LGBT hate preacher who was protesting against gay rights at a ComFest music festival in Columbus. Clutching a rainbow flag tightly in her hand, Zea stands her ground before the hate preacher, #likeaboss.
Click here to see the video.
Proud father, Ryan Bowling, took to Facebook to speak about his brave daughter.
“Zea didn’t just flash the flag at that hatemonger, and bail. They went toe to toe, for several minutes, while he bellowed all of his fire and brimstone right in her face. Grown man vs first grader. She told me afterward that she did feel scared. The one thing the people of #comfest2015 never let her feel though? Alone.”
The video has already reached almost 2.5 million views and the touching moment has even been printed on a t-shirt.
#Jetstar has been trending on Twitter and has everyone on a rampage, including our very first Bachelor!
The airline has cancelled flights in and out of Bali as an ash cloud drifts towards Denpasar International Airport, making it too dangerous to fly. What a way to ruin your holiday!
Flights to and from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, Cairns and Singapore have been affected and nine flights have been grounded so far.
Two flights from Melbourne and Sydney were already on their way to Denpasar before being forced to turn around midway through their flight on Thursday after the volcano erupted.
In a statement on Jetstar’s website, the airline has said, “All passengers on rescheduled or cancelled flights will be notified by Jetstar or their Travel Agent directly and provided with options to fly on alternative services,” the airline is providing alternative options to Jetstar customers holding a valid ticket who are affected by the weather event.
Virgin Airlines also flies in and out of Bali but has no plans to cancel any flights. A number of Virgin Airline flights landed in Denpasar on Thursday night without any issues.
“We regret the impact these cancellations have had on our passengers, particularly during the busy school holiday period, but we will always put safety before schedule,” Jetstar said in a statement.
If you’re planning on leaving your significant other but are having trouble with the actual break up part, fear no more because new app Binder has your back.
TechTimes dubbed it the ‘Anti Tinder’ app because Binder sends your soon-to-be ex-lover a ‘break up text’ so you do not have to.
Binder’s mission statement:
“Binder is a cloud service which makes breaking up with your other half easy. Let us know their name and phone number and we’ll text and call them to let them know the bad news.”
All you need to do is:
- Pick a gender
- Find a cheesy break up ‘one-liner’
- Pick a range of excuses
- Swipe right to “bin”
- It sends to your (now) ex-partner
Even though it originally was created as a joke the app (screenshots above) has taken social media by storm, so TechTimes believe it may hit the iTunes store soon. Check out their YouTube ad for it here.
Top image from Kris Olin’s Flickr photostream.