Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Let's Do The News! (December 30, 2014)

Welcome back. Here is your current sitrep:

- Onto the situation of Tropical Storm Seniang (Jangmi), it has been accelerated through Luzon's Cuyo Island. According to PAGASA, the estimated rainfall amount is from 7.5 to 15mm per hour within the 300km diameter of the Tropical Storm.  As of 1600 hours Philippine Standard Time, the center of Seniang was estimated based on all available data including Cebu Doppler radar at 108km Southwest of Iloilo City. Max sustained winds is 65kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80kph. Areas under Signal No. 2 warning are Cuyo Island, Palawan, Guimaras, Southern Antique, and Southern Iloilo. Areas under Signal No. 1 are Calamian Group of Islands, Negros Occidental, Aklan, Capiz, rest of Iloilo, and the rest of Antique.

- Six bodies were found and at least three recovered in the search of the missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501 plane. According to reports, they were spotted along with debris floating in the Java Sea off the Indonesian part of Borneo. An official told that 95% of the debris were likely from the missing aircraft. Last Sunday, the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 plane carrying 162 people from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore have disappeared.

- Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, a critic against leader Vladimir Putin, was given a suspended prison sentence of three-and-a-half years after being convicted in a high-profile fraud case while his brother Oleg is facing a three-and-a-half year custodial sentence. The brothers were convicted of stealing 30 million roubles from the firms, one of which is an affiliate of Yves Rocher, a French cosmetics company.

- Yamaguchi officials are culling over 37,000 chickens at a poultry farm after some dead chickens were tested positive for "bird flu". They're taking measures after receiving a report from the farm in Nagato City that 21 chickens are found dead on Sunday and Monday.

- According to the Department of Health, the prohibited firecracker known as the "piccolo" was identified as the main cause of fireworks-related injuries nationwide. According to their latest bulletin, about 113 out of 162 posted fireworks-related injuries were caused by piccolo and current figure on fireworks-related injuries are 67 cases lower than from 2009 to 2013.

- Teaser video of the upcoming 22nd season of Top Gear showed up. Stig's holiday is over. It's time to back to work very soon.

- Honda delays launch of their JDM Legend flagship hybrid saloon to February 20, 2014 due to quality concerns.

- Takara Tomy announced new additions to their Pokemon XY range of toys based from the game and TV series for the month of January 2015. Mega Metagross, Salamence, and Luxio are added to the MonColle lineup as well as three new Mega Evolution Packs to the lineup. The first features Magikarp, Gyarados, and Mega Gyarados, the second features Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile, and Mega Sceptile, and the last features Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, and Mega Swampert.


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