Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Let's Do The News! (August 12, 2014)

The big scoop today...

- It is with regret that famous comedian actor Robin Williams passed away at the age of 63 after he committed suicide. He was well known in movies such as Flubber, Jumanji, Disney's Aladdin (as the voice of Genie), R.V. Runaway Vacation, Dead Poets Society, and many others.

Robin Williams starred in Dead Poets Society

- Jaguar's Special Operations has unveiled a lightweight take on one of their iconic classics, the E-Type, and it's set to be on this year's Pebble Beach Concours.

Jaguar Lightweight E-Type
Jaguar Lightweight E-Type
- Although the latest-generation Cadillac Escalade is still fresh out of launch, looks like there's going to be some mid-year updates featuring the use of 8-speed automatic gearbox, the implementation of Cadillac's new logo, and many others including the addition of their new Platinum Collection model.

2015 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Collection
2015 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Collection

- A track-ready 650S Sprint was unveiled by McLaren and it's all set for its Pebble Beach debut.

McLaren 650S Sprint
McLaren 650S Sprint

- Online shopping giant Amazon disabled preorder bookings on select Disney titles such as Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Maleficent, Muppets Most Wanted and many others due to a contract dispute.

- It's been four years since the Manila Hostage Crisis killed several Hong Kong tourists. On the present times, SP02 Gregorio Mendoza has been sacked while Superintended Orlando Yebra and Chief Inspector Santiago David Pascual III have been demoted. These officers are found guilty due to negligence and gross incompetence.

- Russia sends 280 trucks with humanitarian aid to the war-torn Ukraine amidst the tensions between them.

- With former army general turned fugitive Jovito Palparan arrested by the NBI after being charged with two counts of kidnapping and serious illegal detention of UP students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeno, the mothers of the missing UP students plead to bring their daughters back.


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