Thursday, April 23, 2015

Let's Do The News! (April 23, 2015)

- Returning to the recent migrant tragedy, European leaders are holding an emergency summit on tackling against the rise of migrants risking their lives by crossing through the Mediterranean. Draft proposals include offering 5,000 places for resettlement for migrants "qualifying for protection" under their first project.

- According to French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, authorities in France have foiled five terror attacks in recent months. The latest was a French-Algerian man who was arrested over a planned attack on churches in the Paris suburb of Villejuif, after he shot himself by accident and called an ambulance.

- Authorities in Tokyo began investigating a drone found on top of the office of Japan PM Shinzo Abe, saying nobody had been up there for the last month. They're busy checking CCTVs in the vicinity to find out when the drone landed and analyzing contents of a container mounted on the device, which contained cesium.

- The first-ever Original Savory restaurant in Manila caught fire on a late Thursday morning. It broke out at around 1102 hours Philippine time and it was put out at around 1358 hours Philippine Time according to the Fire Rescue PH Twitter account. That burned restaurant was the first ever branch when Original Savory opened as a small panciteria in Quiapo in 1950, later expanded, and made famous for their fried chicken recipe.

- A World War II bomb was found under Camp Crame, Quezon City. This 155mm bomb was dug by workers while installing water pipes in front of the Directorate for Police Community Relations office around 1330 hours Philippine Time. It could explode in case this bomb initiates with friction heat and other elements and as what Chief Superintendent Reuben Theodore Sinda said, this vintage bomb has to be transported and detonated in the Crow Valley Range in Capas, Tarlac.

- What could this mystery Peugeot concept car be?

- Because he got nothing else to do ever since Top Gear went off the air following the fracas that cost Jeremy Clarkson's job and the show itself, Richard Hammond is working on a car-related short film just to keep his time running.

- Good Smile Company announced a brand new figure straight from The iDOLM@STER anime series and it's, yes, Makoto Kikuchi. Recreating her pose from the anime DVD/Blu-Ray covers just like the others, this is one heck of a collectible iM@S fans should have and it costs 8,400 Yen plus tax when it arrives this September. Your checkbooks will feel sorry for this, petrolheads.

Makoto Kikuchi

- The president and the co-founder of the video-sharing company FC2 were arrested on charges of obscenity as the company itself is under investigation. The FC2 video-sharing website is the 4th most accessed video-sharing website in Japan as of March and this site allegedly allowed users to shar and access obscene content.

- The Donkervoort D8 GTO track-day road car has unveiled its another special edition and this time, it's the Bare Naked Carbon Edition, and as the name implies, this special model has its entire car wrapped in carbon fiber, meaning it's several kilos lighter than the normal D8 GTO. It still comes with the same 2.5L TFSi Audi engine as the original.

Donkervoort D8 GTO Bare Naked Carbon Edition


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