Monday, February 2, 2015

Let's Do The News! (February 2, 2015)

Welcome back. Here is your current sitrep:

- After over a year imprisoned in Egypt over his false news and aiding the Muslims, Al-Jazeera's Peter Greste was freed and deported on Sunday. He landed safely to Cyprus, on his way back to Australia. His family told that this journalist will not rest until his colleagues are released from prison.

- The first large-scale vaccine trails against Ebola are due to begin in the nation of Liberia under strict security to a secret location, immunizing 30,000 volunteers, including front-line health workers.

- The Jordanian government opposes the apparent killing of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto by ISIS. Early Sunday morning (Japan time), ISIS posted a video apparently showing the killing of Goto and threatens to kill more Japanese citizens. They killed Goto because the ransom deadline was expired.

- Following the ISIS killed Kenji Goto, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe says that they will not bow to terrorism while on heightened alert to protect its citizens abroad and prevent terrorists from entering the country. Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa's murder by ISIS shocked the government and the prime minister's felt angered to see this outcome despite their effort.

- Yoo Seong-min has been elected the ruling new floor leader of the Saenuri Party on Monday with 84 votes. Upon winning the election, he vowed the importance of direct communication with the presidential office and the South Korean government.

- Police officials revealed that the bomb threat that forced the suspension of classes in Don Manuel Abella Elementary School in Barangay Cararayan, Naga City, is a prank.

- Gabriel Iglesias' 1966 VW Samba bus is this week's highlight of the Jay Leno's Garage web show.

- Nissan revealed the GT-R LM NISMO Race Car coinciding with its surprise appearance during the big game's "With Dad" commercial from the Super Bowl XLIX. It's a front-engine, front-wheel drive LMP1 racing machine equipped with the 3.0L V6 twin-turbo engine with hybrid power mounted in front of the driver.

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Race Car

- The Gemballa GTP 720, which is a tuned Porsche Panamera, reaches 0-300kph in 26.4 seconds and it lapped round the Sachsenring in 1:37.08, according to Gemballa.

Gemballa GTP 720


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