Friday, May 19, 2017

Let's Do The News! (May 19, 2017)

- Senator Cynthia Villar remains one of the richest lawmakers in the Philippines while Senator Antonio Trillanes is the poorest, based on the 2016 Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth. She and her husband Senate President Manny Villar has a net worth of 3.6 billion pesos with no liabilities or debts.

- The Armed Forces of the Philippines requests funds for buying new patrol vessels that will be sued by the Philippine Navy. The Philippines losses an estimate of $ 30 billion per year due to illegal fishing and poaching by foreigners in the country’s territorial waters.

- Despite public outcry, the FCC goes on ahead with the plan that will neutralize the Obama-era Net Neutrality rules. The move comes following new evidence raising greater suspicion about a wave of fraudulent anti-net neutrality comments as numerous individuals have confirmed that personal information was used to file comments without consent, data analysis shows likely connection to stolen databases.

- A US Navy veteran crashed his vehicle into pedestrians in Times Square, New York City, killing an 18-year-old woman and injuring 22 people. The city's mayor said there was no indication it was an act of terrorism. The driver identified him as Richard Rojas, 26, of the New York City borough of the Bronx. They said he had been arrested twice for drunken driving in 2008 and 2015, and once earlier this month on a charge of menacing.

- About two-thirds of those caught up in the past week's global ransomware attack were running Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system without the latest security update, according to a survey provided by security ratings firm BitSight.

- Iranians voted in fiercely-contested presidential polls on Friday, standing in long lines to choose between ongoing leader Hassan Rouhani and a populist challenger, Ebrahim Raisi, backed by the Revolutionary Guards.

- Skoda unveiled its compact crossover known as the Karoq. To be premiered at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show, it will serve as the replacement to the Yeti while promising class-leading features that sets the standards for compact crossover.

2018 Skoda Karoq

- Nissan teases their next-generation LEAF electric car, which will be revealed later this year.

Teaser for next Nissan Leaf

- Having revealed to the world at last January's NAIAS, the all-new Toyota Camry hybrid saloon will be available in Japan this Summer.

2018 Toyota Camry

- General Motors will stop selling cars and halt a large chunk of its car manufacturing in South Africa and India.


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