Friday, March 18, 2016

Let's Do The News! (March 18, 2016)


- Onto the money laundering issue, the remittance firm responsible for converting the stolen $81 million returned ten million pesos to the central bank of Bangladesh as an apology for the money laundering scheme. PhilRem Service Corp. President Salud Bautista said that the P10 million was the company's earnings or handling fee from the peso conversion of the amount laundered by hackers from a Bangladeshi-held account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

- The Philippine Air Force will put two of their recently acquired FA-50 Fighting Eagles to the test by flying with their US counterparts in this year's Balikatan exercises as part of this year's joint military drills would focus on air intercept, interdiction, and CAS. The Philippines procured a squadron of FA-50s from South Korea in an effort to regain its lost supersonic capabilities. Among the US aircraft joining the drill are the A-10 Thunderbolt II fighter bomber with the leased Hawker Hunter jets acting as aggressor aircraft. The Marchetti S-211 trainer jets will be joining the drill as well.

- Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago will not be taking part at the Visayas Presidential Debates this coming Sunday but instead join an international clinical trial for an anti-cancer pill. Santiago said joining the trial would give her free access to the medication, which otherwise would cost some half a million pesos every three weeks. The trial requires her to report for outpatient radiation treatment at the hospital daily for a short period.

- The Kurdish militants claimed responsibility for the car bomb attack in the Turkish capital city Ankara last Sunday that killed 37 people. The Turkish government said a female member of the PKK in her 20s carried out a suicide attack at the heart of the city. The woman had been reportedly trained in Syria.

- The Tokyo Electric Power Company is conducting a muon probe on how molten fuel spreads in onr of the damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Using this elementary particle, the Japanese government and TEPCO will investigate the molten fuel in the No. 2 reactor. The investigation will commence next week following a similar attempt at the No.1 reactor last year.

- Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand will feature their midsize luxury concept car at next week's New York Auto Show, previewing a possible rival to BMW's 3-Series.



- IT'S THE NEW TOYOTA 86! Sort of. The 2017 minor change Toyota 86 is set to debut at next week's New York Auto Show and this is the first time they are selling the 86 in the US since Scion's discontinuation. The Scion FR-S will now be renamed Toyota GT86 for the US market for the first time. They should have done that since the start...

2017 Toyota 86

- British sportscar maker Aston Martin will collaborate with Red Bull Racing to create a new supercar soon.

- A movie version of the hit browser game Kantai Collection is set to hit theaters sometime this 2016.

KanColle movie teaser

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