Friday, July 11, 2014

Let's Do The News! (July 11, 2014)

Things we learned today...

- The Land Transportation Office just gave the local car scene the finger and there are newer reports told that most car owners should seek permission from the LTO before modifying their cars. This is a warning sparked by the LTO spokesperson Jason Salvador after some reports told that there are some drivers modified their cars without permits or clearance from the LTO.

In case you want to know, the LTO's DO No. 2010-32 states that any individual or manufacturer should first bring the vehicle that will be modified to the LTO-Northern Motor Vehicles Center for inspection. Under DO, the following modifications that are not allowed are axle modification, chassis modification, extended chassis and body, additional sidings of dump trucks, extended overhang, change of rim size, modification of handle bar and exhaust, and reconfiguration of body dimension and design. They even prohibit, and they're not joking, HID headlights.

- We otakus living outside Japan don't really know what is KanColle (Kantai Collection) but it remains a talk-of-the-town in Japan even though it's not anime material, even though someone's working on it now. It's a browser game in collaboration with DMM and Kadokawa Games where players collect a fleet of...young women named after naval machinery.

One of the baddies from the utterly unknown KanColle, called Aircraft Carrier Wo-class, gets the Good Smile Company treatment as a 1/8 scale figure and she's on sale this February 2015 for 12,778 Yen plus tax. The pre-orders are open for booking right now.

KanColle Aircraft Carrier Wo-class 1/8 scale figure
- Announced by the BBC America, the phenomenal hit drama series, Orphan Black, gets renewed for Season 3, due early 2015.

Orphan Black returns Spring 2015 to @bbcamerica.
Start the countdown now, #CloneClub.
Orphan Black

Oh and here's a little DIY about the success of this series; 
  • It was the #1 show trending on Twitter and Tumblr since the first day of premiere
  • BBC America was the first cable network to live-tweet a TV show with GIFs.
  • The official Orphan Black Tumblr page gained 750,000 notes from almost 140K fans in season two.
You, members of the Clone Club, are the best and so did Sarah Manning from the show.

- Crime drama, Broadchurch, starring former Doctor Who lead actor David Tennant and Olivia Colman, will return for a second season this 2015.

- While basketball superstar LeBron James is still deciding whether if he's returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers or staying with Miami Heat, there's a report about what's going to be his fate if he chooses between the two NBA teams.

- Senator Juan Ponce Enrile has returned at the Philippine National Police General Hospital in Camp Crame after his arraignment at the Sandiganbayan. He left the anti-graft court earlier at around 1040 hours Philippine Time and arrived at the police hospital after 1100 hours.

- Bayan secretary-general Renato Reyes Jr. denounces President Benigno Aquino III's refusal to resign Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad, stating that the president's reject was to protect Abad and himself. This report has this story...

- Check out the sights from the recent 2014 Seoul Auto Salon.

- Shooting for the seventh Fast and Furious movie has finally completed and all set for its April 2015 showing.


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