Thursday, September 11, 2014

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

Things we learned today...

- In preparation for the battle against the ISIS, US President Barack Obama has been given a green light on airstrikes on Syria.

- In case you REALLY missed it, numerous internet companies have been slowing down for a day as a protest to save the internet's net neutrality against the FCC's decision to charge sites for speeds.

-The Mitsuoka Himiko, the Mazda Roadster/MX-5 Miata in Morgan Roadster's clothing, has a special edition model called the Himiko Crazy Timer, featuring a special exterior look. Only 20 units will be available, each costing 5,994,000 Japanese Yen (around $59,950).

光岡×伊勢丹 「ヒミコ クレイジータイマー」/エクステリア
Mitsuoka Himiko Crazy Timer

- Roland Kruger, the senior vice president from BMW, is named as the new CEO of Nissan's Infiniti luxury brand, replacing the outgoing Johan de Nysschen who is now the head of GM's Cadillac brand.

- Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is named as the chairman of Italian sportscar maker, Ferrari, as Luca di Montezemolo steps down. The end is only just the beginning...

- The Mini Oxford Plant has built their 3,000,000th car in history and it's a 5-door Mini Cooper S with a special UK flag paint job.

Mini Cooper number 3 million at Oxford
3 Millionth Mini

- Senator Antonio Trillanes IV wants the "overpriced" Makati building contractor, Hillmarc's Construction Corp., the one that bagged the controversial Makati City Hall 2 parking building project, to be placed under a "provincial blacklist".

- With the imminent power crisis in the Philippines next year, President Benigno Aquino III announced that he will be seeking additional powers to ease the problem.

- Niel Perez, a police officer, is named as the winner of Misters of the Philippines 2014 and he'll be representing his country at South Korea for this year's Mr. International, a pageant for the best males worldwide.

- The San Miguel Oktoberfest starts tomorrow at the Greenfield District Central Park, Mandaluyong City! Beer and music will rain down on the spectators for fun and expect great performances from some of the Philippines' biggest bands!


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