Friday, June 3, 2016

Let's Do The News! (June 3, 2016)

- Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is now out from the intensive care unit to a regular private room at the Makati Medical Center around midday yesterday after she was earlier confined for pneumonia. Miriam's husband, Narciso "Jun" Santiago Jr. said her condition has improved and doctors have allowed her to be placed in a regular room.

- The next chief of the Philippine National Police would rather have his policemen caught in possession of illegal drugs be killed rather than charged in court. In a television interview, Chief Superintendent, Ronald dela Rosa said policemen with drug links have the money to defend themselves before the courts and eventually return to their illegal activities while keeping their jobs as law enforcers.

- Members of the Cabinet of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte should prepare for late night meetings as he admitted being at his best at 6PM and would rather begin his workday officially at one o'clock in the afternoon. Duterte said he would like his weekly Cabinet meetings in the afternoon, instead of morning.

- A US reports says that despite losing ground in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State militants are expanding the ability to launch attacks globally. The US State Department released its annual report on terrorism on Thursday, analyzing terrorist attacks occurred since last year. The Islamic State is described as a threat to global security but the report says that since May last year, the group lost 40% of its territories in Iraq and government troops regained 11% of the territory that it on controlled in Syria.

- Democratic Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton lambasted Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for encouraging Japan to nuclear weapons. She said making him the US commander-in-chief would be a "historic mistake".

- Strong rains in Paris, France, are causing trouble for citizens and weather officials warned that Seine could overflow its banks. The rainfall in the city for the three days until Tuesday was twice the average for the month of May. They estimate that the river could reach the highest level in three decades on Friday.

- Game 1 of the 2016 NBA Finals match between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors became the most dramatic start of the match, due to some trouble at the near end of the 3rd quarter (and some karate chopping the clipboard by the angry coach). But, anyway, the Warriors scored their first win of the match at the score of 104-89.

- The all-new Audi A5 and S5 Coupe has been launched, packed with a brand new design, new engine choices, and a suite of high-tech features.

2017 Audi S5 Coupe
2017 Audi A5 Coupe

- New Pokemon Sun and Moon updates on the radar. The names of the legendary Pokemon featured on the cover are identified as Solgaleo for Pokemon Sun and Lunala for Pokemon Moon. Apart from their unveiling, some new features are announced for the upcoming installment such as the brand new Rotom Pokedex and QR scanning feature.

Solgaleo and Lunala

- Actress Emily Blunt will going to play the role as Mary Poppins in the upcoming Disney movie, Mary Poppins Returns, set to hit theaters in Christmas 2018 and directed by Rob Marshall. It will be a sequel that set two decades after the original.

- Amazon's new motoring show, The Grand Tour, hosted by former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, will start shooting in South Africa,,,and they want one of the lucky people to be part of the audience. Could it be you?


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