Monday, December 15, 2014

Let's Do The News! (December 15, 2014)

Welcome back. Here is your current sitrep:

- The Olongapo City Prosecutor's Office charged US Marine Private First Class Scott Joseph Pemberton for murder of a Filipino transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude. A 23-page resolution of the preliminary investigation, as confirmed by City Prosecutor Emile delos Santos, recommended murder raps against this US soldier. Although premature, the city prosecutor said there were "aggravating qualifying circumstances" to charge Pemberton.

- On the Japanese general elections, the Liberal Democratic Party led by PM Shinzo Abe and its coalition partner, Komeito, scored 326 seats out of 475 in the Lower House. That's one more than they won in the last election two years ago. This win will allow the re-enactment of bills rejected by the Upper House.

- There was a hostage drama occurred at the Lindt cafe in the Australian capital city Sydney. Five people have escaped the building although no one knows how many are in that cafe but reports told, there was a black Islamic flag displayed at the window. The flag in question is similar to the one used by jihadist groups but it's different from the one used by the ISIS in the Middle East.

- The last protest site located at Hong Kong's Causeway Bay has been cleared by the police. They managed to arrested some of the demonstrators upon clearing the last remaining pro-democracy protest site. With all of the protest sites removed, Hong Kong leader CY Leung declared an end to the "illegal occupation activities".

- The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Philippine National Police conducted a surprise inspection in the New Bilibid Prisons as part of their crackdown against illegal activities inside the prison cells and other parts of this maximum security area.

- A few days ago, there was a scandal occurred from Korean Air about the daughter of the company's chairman who stopped a flight to sack one of the airline staff after serving her a bag of macadamia nuts. That name of that particular person is Cho Hyun-ah, the head of cabin service and the oldest child of Korean Air chairman Cho Yang-ho. That "nut rage" made a disgrace not just for her family nor the company but the entire nation of South Korea so she resigned from her executive roles amid violent reactions about her tantrum.

Despite the "macadamia" scandal in Korean Air, sales of macadamia nuts in South Korea have been skyrocketing. It's like this whole scandal occurred was a blessing for these macadamias sold in South Korean stores.

- This week's Jay Leno's Garage highlights the Ronin RS 211, a tuned Lotus with 680HP of power output coming from its 1.8L engine and heavily inspired from the track-focused 2-Eleven.

- The latest update from the Real Racing 3 app game features Scuderia Ferrari's racing machine from the past and the present such as the 1950 375 F1, the 1995 412 T2, and the 2014 F14-T. Three generations, three challenges. Also, the Monza racetrack has been added for this update. So go ahead, check out the latest RR3 update by yourself and experience the speed these three machines has to offer.

- Long John Silver's, one of America's biggest seafood restaurant, lands in the Philippines for the first time at the SM City Manila Ground Floor.

- Here's your first look at the upcoming Terminator: Genisys trailer, which will hit theaters this Summer 2015. Continuing where Salvation left off, John Connor, leader of the human resistance, continues the war against machines but there's a bigger threat coming on him as SkyNet will attack him on both fronts; past and future. This film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Lee Byung-Hun, and Matt Smith.


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