Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Let's Do The News! (April 6, 2016)

- The US Marines test-fired six rounds of non-explosive rounds using two M142 High Artillery Rocket System deployed at the gunnery range in Crow Valley, Capas, Tarlac, during this year's Balikatan exercises. The testing is part of their joint war games, intended to find out possible interference during the conduct of live fire drills, which take place on the 14th.

- The Chinese government started the opeation of a lighthouse on of the Manila-claimed reefs in the South China Sea. According to reports, the Chinese Ministry of Transport held a completion ceremony for the construction of a lighthouse in the Subi Reef. The construction of the 55-meter high lighthouse started in October of last year. Its light has a range of 22 nautical miles and a glowing cycle of five seconds.

- The Sandiganbayan issued a warrant of arrest against Senator JV Ejercito following the graft charges filed against him. They also ordered the arrest of former City Administrator Ranulfo Dacalos, trasurer Rosalinda Marasigan, city attorney Romualdo Delos Santos, city budget officer Lorenza Ching and city engineer Danilo Mercado. Ejercito and others are also facing charges of technical malversation for illegal use of public funds.

- In case you may have noticed; there was an international money-laundering scandal allegedly revealed the world leaders' link to $2 billion in off-shore accounts, information came from the so-called Panama Papers. It is the worst since the WikiLeaks scandal and there are links to 12 current or former heads of state and government in the data, including dictators accused of looting their own nations. What is it? CLICK HERE.

- A Self-Defense Force aircraft has reportedly missing after leaving a base in Kagoshima Prefecture. A U125 aircraft reportedly took off from the JMSDF's Kanoya base at arounf 1315 hours local time. The officials say it was lost from radar and lost contact with ground control shortly after 1430 hours, about 11 kilometers north of the base. The plane has six people onboard and it conducts aerila inspections of airport facilities.

- The Top Gear Car Pack on Forza Motorsport 6 for the XBOX One is now available starting at seven dollars. This pack includes the Range Rover Sport SVR, Rolls-Royce Dawn, Jaguar Project 7, Ferrari FXX K, Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, the second-generation Audi R8, and the legendary Jaguar XJ-S.

- Bandai Namco Entertainment recently announced that the PS4-exclusive game THE IDOLM@STER Platinum Stars will arrive this 28th of July, whether you like it or not. Hot on heels on the upcoming launch, the limited edition has announced packed with the Platinum Stars All Star Live Pamphlet, vocal CD from their LisAni LIVE 2016 performance, a 765Pro Calendar, and many others.

- Aston Martin adds a 6-speed manual on the V12 Vantage S for the 2017 model year. The manual transmission variant features AMSHIFT system, which is driver selecable, uses clutch, gear position and propshaft sensors, together with finely-tuned programming of the engine management, to mimic the technique of heel-and-toe downshifts.

2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S

- Love team Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, following their success from Pangako Sa 'Yo, went to Spain for a shooting of their new movie.

- In case you missed the recent Eat Bulaga Kalyeserye, Lola Nidora's back from her Bohol trip and with the gang planning for their upcoming summer outing, Alden wants to join the fun, if he managed to shoot three basketballs in a game of free throw and he did. Meanwhile, a familiar face went by and oh, it's that extra large Yaya Git stopping by and explained how did she moved on, following her defeat to Yaya Pak. Anyway, despite stopping this tub of lard from joining the outing, Lola Nidora insists that she has to challenge Tinidora in a game of basketball but because of Yaya Git's dislike to raise her arms (which remains a mystery for us), she lost but she's joining the outing anyway. One thing for cerain, Alden's challenging Divina in a game of something where the loser faces a penalty but what is it? Tune in next time and find out.


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