Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Let's Do The News! (January 13, 2015)

Welcome back. Here is your current sitrep:

- This week's edition of Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine that was attacked by Islamic terrorists last week, will showcase a sketch depicting the Prophet Muhammad holding a "Je suis Charlie" sign while the words above the sketch are "All is forgiven".

- The cockpit voice recorder from the crashed AirAsia QZ8501 flight was finally recovered a day after the retrieval of the first piece of the black box flight recorder. With these two devices recovered from the crash site, they will now be able to find out what caused the disappearance of 162 people on board last month.

- Despite North Korea demanded Washington to cancel bilateral drills with South Korea planned for this year in exchange of halting nuclear tests, the US State Department says that they will not cancel their annual joint military exercise with South Korea. State Department spokesperson Marie Harf said that the North's statement inappropriately links the routine exercises to the possibility of another nuclear test and an imminent threat.

- Reports told that the Popemobile will be prepared for the imminent arrival of Pope Francis in the Philippines on the 15th to 19th of January will be based on a popular Isuzu pickup truck and will be assembled by Gencars Inc. The Isuzu-based Popemobile will be reportedly be used by Pope Francis in the calamity-stricken Tacloban, while a jeepney-based Popemobile is said to be used for Manila visit.

Back in 1995, a defunct Philippine car company called Francisco Motors Corporation built a Popemobile based on the Anfra AUV during Blessed Pope John Paul II's visit to the Philippines.

- A trio of high-performance vehicles from Ford Motor Company was finally unveiled at the 2015 NAIAS. The 2017 Ford GT supercar, the 2016 Mustang GT350R, and the 2017 Ford SVT Raptor, are Ford's star cars that stole the crowd. The GT350R maybe a hardcore version of the GT350 Mustang with reduced weight and added dynamics while the new GT and new SVT Raptor are heavily armed with the most powerful EcoBoost V6 turbo engines to date. And it gets better because...

- ...following the announcement of the three new hi-po Ford vehicles, Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios announced Forza Motorsport 6 coming exclusively on the XBOX One console at late 2015. Not only these three became playable for the gaming public but the 2017 Ford GT became the hero car of the upcoming game that celebrates 10 years of Forza Motorsport history. The year 2015 will be the biggest year for the Forza franchise yet!

Forza Motorsport 6

- The production-version Honda/Acura NSX has finally unveiled at the 2015 NAIAS! It's about time the real deal showed up!

2016 Acura NSX

- The all-new, second-generation, Lincoln MKX, has been officially revealed during the 2015 NAIAS. Now ready to take on the world, the new MKX offers a sleek crossover design, high-tech features, and an advanced 2.7L EcoBoost turbo engine that develops more power than the 3.7L V6 engine offered on this new generation.

2016 Lincoln MKX

- Bentley officially announced that their upcoming SUV, due 2016, will be named Bentayga.


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