Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Let's Do The News! (April 29, 2015)

- Mary Jane Veloso, the Filipina on death row for drug offenses, was spared from the gruesome Indonesian death penalty that killed eight convicts. Those eight convicts that lost their lives in the execution sang the Christian hymn "Amazing Grace" before getting shot by the guards. Veloso, who was one of the convicts, was spared by the Indonesian leader Joko Widodo, and granted a temporary reprieve.

- Continuing on the Nepal quake, aid has begun in affected areas that were devastated by last week's M7.8 quake, and as relief efforts continue to approach Nepal, the UN says that their efforts are reaching through areas such as Dhading and Gorkha. Over five thousand lives died in the quake while survivors are desperate for essential supplies.

- US President Barrack Obama and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hold a summit meeting in Washington, reaffirming their partnership that will play a crucial role for world peace. They also welcomed the progress made in bilateral negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and agreed to collaborate for an early conclusion.

- The Court of Appeals ordered the arrest of Jeane Napoles, the daughter of the pork barrel queen Janet Lim Napoles, for failure to attend her bail hearing.

- MMA fighter Jon Jones has his UFC light heavyweight title stripped off and suspended indefinitely following his arrest in New Mexico on a hit-and-run that injured a pregnant woman with a broken arm.  In the 26th of April, Jon Jones won the title against Daniel Cormier in Las Vegas but now, the UFC announced penalties for violations of its code of conduct policy following Jones' latest arrest.

- As the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight draws near, Manny Pacquiao's training gets even more fiercer than ever during his arrival at Las Vegas. Meanwhile, Floyd Mayweather Jr. makes his big appearance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena with a verbal jab against Pacman for not being present in the launch of their ultimate battle. Instead of Pacman being present at the MGM Grand, he was rallying the fans at Mandalay Bay.

- Ghost Pokemon Gengar is ready for the next battle in the latest clip for the upcoming Pokken Tournament, an arcade game from the creators of Tekken and Soul series, which is set to arrive at Japanese arcade stands this summer!

- The new Ford Mustang GT350 will have a limited total run of 137 units for the 2015 model year to celebrate the Shelby Mustang's 50th birthday. 100 for the normal GT350, 37 for the hardcore GT350R version.

2016 Ford Mustang GT350

- Because the new Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z06 is more of a road-legal version of the C7.R racing machine, Chevrolet launched a special C7.R Edition model which features cues from the said racecar. It uses the Z07 Performance Pack as its basis for the model and it will be limited to 500 units.

Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z06 C7.R Edition

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