Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Let's Do The News! (January 14, 2015)

Welcome back. Here is your current sitrep:

- There has been a massive line of people in France who can't get their hands on the latest edition of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine featuring the Prophet Mohammad holding a placard saying"Je Suis Charlie". Over three million copies of this issue are printed, a week after the Paris attacks done by Islamic gunmen who killed eight journalists and four other people in the French capital.

- The Japanese government approved the 4.98 trillion yen budget for defence spending, despite long-maritime tensions with China. Gen Nakatani, the new defence minster, said this record-high defence budget is needed to deal with the nation's changing situation. The spending on the defence budget includes 20 maritime patrol aircraft, five crossover aircraft, and six stealth fighters. They're also planning to purchase 30 amphibious vehicles and an early-warning aircraft that can detect vessels and other aircraft within a long range.

- A new video came from the Islamic State militant group showcased a boy executing two men with a gun. The video released yesterday shows a man who claimed to be an IS fighter and a boy holding a gun, standing behind 2 defenseless men who turned out to be Russian spies. It seems that they're now using children as part of strengthen the aggressor group.

- The Communist Party-run newspaper reportedly detained nine ethnic Uygurs by Shanghai authorities who tried to escape the nation using fake Turkish passports. Not only that, two other Chinese and 10 Turkish nationals were reportedly detained two months ago and they're allegedly helped the Uygurs.

- A soldier from Nueva Ecija became a winner of a 160 million pesos jackpot price of the 6/49 lotto draw last January 11, according to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.

- Bob Arum, the boss of Top Rank Promotions, said that Manny Pacquiao has agreed to terms to fight against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. this spring and the only way to keep this long-delayed fight happen is by Mayweather's approval.

- Good Smile Company unveiled a Max Factory 1/7 scale figure of Chitoge Kirisaki from Nisekoi! Arriving this June, this figure costs 10,926 Yen (before tax). Time to get our checkbooks ready.

Max Factory CHitoge Kirisaki

- Yet another Kancolle figure prepared for its sortie on the battlefield courtesy of Good Smile Company as Nendoroid Haruna is now ready for deployment this May for 4,630 Yen (before tax).

Nendoroid Haruna

- Meet the fastest SUV to lap the Nurburgring and no. It's no longer the upcoming Range Rover Sport SVR now. It's the facelifted version of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S. Unveiled at the recent 2015 NAIAS, the improved Cayenne Turbo S sees an addition 20HP increase to its 4.8L twin-turbo V8 engine as well as its Dynamic Chassis Control. Such improvement had made the improved version lapped the Nurburgring in 7:59.74, quicker than the RR Sport SVR. This makes us super jealous to have one.

2015 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S


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