Friday, January 29, 2016

Let's Do The News! (January 29, 2016)

- The Philippine National Police confirmed that the seven million peso bounty released by the DILG for the arrest of the Malaysian terrorist Marwan, who was presumed dead in the Mamasapano Clash that killed f44 SAF units last year, has been claimed by an informant.

- The Sandiganbayan placed Optical Media Board chairman Ronnie Ricketts and three other officials under suspension following the graft charges against them. They were suspended for 90 days after allowing the release of confiscated pirated discs and violated Section 3(e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices act.

- Reports told that North Korea may conduct what it claimed to be a "satellite launch" with in two weeks. What the North calls a satellite launch could be a possibility of test firing an ICBM. Right now, the Japanese military is amping their preparedness for the imminent launch.

- The World Health Organization estimates that four million people, mostly from South America, could become infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The virus has spread to 23 countries and territories since confirmation of the first case in Brazil last year. Right now, there is no vaccine available and development takes years to finish.

- Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani and French leader Francois Hollande announced a range of business agreements following the historic lifting of sanctions against Iran for its nuclear development program.

- Last November 2015, there was a leak of methane in Porter Ranch, California, emitting more greenhouse gases than a heavy traffic downtown, making it one of the worst environmental man-made disasters in history and it will take less than six months to put the methane leak under control. The gas company behind the methane leak in California recently face a $25 million lawsuit from the state's air regulator.

- The end of an era; Land Rover rolled off the last Defender from its Solihull plant after 68 years of production.

The last Land Rover Defender

- Toyota Motor Corporation confirms buyout of small car company Daihatsu in the second half of 2016, making it a subsidiary of the world's largest carmaker.

- GREAT SCOTT! The Delorean that made famous for its appearance in the Back To The Future trilogy has been reborn as the new company will produce three hundred units of the iconic gullwinged sportscar in the same factory where it was produced.


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