Monday, May 18, 2015

Let's Do The News! (May 18, 2015)

- Shia militias backed by Iran are going to recapture the city of Ramadi, which was taken over by the Islamic State terrorists on Sunday. About 500 people were killed when the Iraqi military left their posts in the city, 70 miles west of Baghdad.

- Nine people are reportedly killed and at least 100 arrested after a shootout between rival biker gags in Texas. The carnage occurred at the Twin Peaks Sports Bar and Grill in a shopping area called the Central Texas Market Place.
- An MV-22 Osprey aircraft from the US Marines crash-landed in Hawaii, killing one person and injuring 21. According to the Marines, 22 personnel are aboard the aircraft when the accident occurred.

- The ancient ruins of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Central Syria, is in danger as ISIS militants have seized part of the city at one point.

- Japanese figure skater, Mao Asada, announced her return to the figure skating competition after her one-year break.

- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III met up with the House of Representatives twice over the weekend to ensure the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law as the chamber's ad-hoc committee votes today on a revised version that retained or reworded several key provisions that were unconstitutional.

- The all-new, sixth-generation, Chevrolet Camaro, has been unveiled and it features new improvements over the previous model and three new engine configurations; a newly-developed 2.0L turbo, a 3.6L V6 engine derived from the upcoming Cadillac CT6, and a 6.2L LT1 V8 engine from the C7 Corvette.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro

- The #28 Audi Sport Team R8 LMS driven by Christopher Mies, Nico Müller, Edward Sandström and Laurens Vanthoor is the winner of the recently-ended 2015 Nurburgring 24-hour endurance race, leaving the #25 BMW Team Marc VDS Z4 GT3 placed 2nd and the #44 Falken Porsche 911 GT3-R placed 3rd. These podium finishers were at the top-rank SP9 class. This is the third time Audi emerged as the winner of the Nurburgring endurance race.

- The female idols from The iDOLM@STER had their fun. Now, it's the boys' turn to sizzle the center stage as there will be a first live concert to commemorate the first year of service on THE iDOLM@STER SideM mobile game. The concert is titled "THE IDOLM@STER SideM 1st STAGE ~ST@RTING!~" and it will be held at the Maihama Amplitheater this December 6, 2015. The concert features the boys from Jupiter, DRAMATIC STARS, Beit, and High x Joker.

- For the 2017 season, all Formula One cars will be faster and have mid-race refuelling back on the strategy as well as loud engines, just to bring back the spark to the fans.


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