Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Let's Do The News! (June 17, 2014)

The big scoop today...

- US President Obama sent 275 Marines and Army troops to the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, in an event where recent attacks occurred. Secretary of State John Kerry says that the US could work alongside with Iran in an effort to stop the recent attacks from extremists.

- HE'S NOT GOING ANYWHERE: The Sandiganbayan issued a travel ban against Senator Jinggoy Estrada, who's recently charged with plunder linked to the PDAF scam.

- Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is reportedly out of coma and discharged from Grenoble University Hospital in France, almost six months after his skiing accident at the Alps. Now, he's recovering at an unknown location.

- Nissan revealed their Vision Gran Turismo concept called the CONCEPT 2020 VISION GRAN TURISMO. Although some say this could hint the next GT-R, this Concept 2020 marks the next chapter of Nissan in the world of Gran Turismo and it's set for next month's GT6 update.

Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo

- Mitsubishi Motors recalled 920,000 vehicles worldwide due to a light switch glitch that could prevent headlights and blinkers from working.

- OH NO! Looks like Peppa Pig's appearance at the Priory Park Playgroup's Summer Fair fundraiser hits the snag as the Peppa Pig costume they've just ordered for the event got detained at UK customs because it violated intellectual property rights.  The fundraising manager said they've ordered what it claimed to be an "official" Peppa Pig costume but as it turned out...the one bought from eBay came from a Chinese seller and was confiscated on the way to the British isles.


- Renault's lightweight Megane RS 275 Trophy-R reclaimed their Nurburgring lap record for front-wheel drive vehicles from Seat's Leon Cupra 280 after posting the lap time of 7:54.36! The UNDER8 prophecy from Renault has finally fulfilled!

Renault M├ęgane RS 275 Trophy-R
Renaultsport Megane 275 Trophy-R
- The BMW M division decided that instead of powering up the engine outputs of their models, they've decided to cut back on weight. As demonstrated by their new M3 F80 saloon and the M4 F82 coupe, weight loss DOES work.

- As you may heard, Alice from the musical duet member, ClariS, left to focus on studies. However, in a TV interview with the remaining girl from ClariS, Clara, despite Alice graduated from the duet, ClariS WILL NOT disband.

- Mercedes-Benz teases the upcoming 2015 CLS-Class minor change with their new LED headlamps.

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class minor change teaser


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