Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Let's Do The News! (May 19, 2015)

- The trial over the negligence charges of sacked Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra has begun and during the brief hearing, she has pleaded not guilty on her charges but if found guilty, she will face over 10 years of imprisonment.

- Onto the Greek debt crisis, the nation's finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said that the debt deal with the nation's international creditors is due next week. Greece's bankruptcy is imminent and they are due to make a payment of 1.5 billion euros to the International Monetary Fund on the 5th of June.

- US Secretary of State John Kerry mulls that the US and China are discussing the imminence of further sanctions against North Korea.

- The Japanese government wants the US to explain what caused the US Marines' MV-22 Osprey aircraft to crash-land in Hawaii on Sunday. The accident killed one person and wounded 21 others.

- Continuing on the investigation on the burnt slipper factory in Valenzuela, the city's government issued a provisional business permit to Kentex Manufacturing Corp, despite lacking the fire permit from the Bureau of Fire Protection. Last May 13, 72 people died when the factory burned down by accident.

- Veteran actor Robert De Niro revealed that he and his partners from Nobu Hospitality are planning to open the Nobu Resort in Manila in the near future. He was in Manila during the inauguration of the Nobu Hotel in City of Dreams Manila yesterday.

- The Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV lapped round the Nurburgring at 6:59.73, making it the only Lamborghini that can break through the seven-minute barrier round the Green Hell.

- Subaru announces a hybrid version of the Impreza Sport hatchback which is powered by a 2.0-liter SUBARU BOXER engine, coupled with a hybrid electric drive system. It's set to go on sale this Summer 2015.

2016 Subaru Impreza Sport Hybrid

- Uzuki Shimamura from THE iDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS gets her very own Nendoroid courtesy of Good Smile Company! She's set to go on sale this September for 3,900 Yen.

Nendoroid Uzuki Shimamura

- DID YOU KNOW? There's going to be a spin-off from the Disney Channel TV show Jessie coming soon and it's called BUNKD.


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