Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Let's Do The News! (July 12, 2017)

- Senator Cynthia Villar reprimanded the Bureau of Plant Industry for not noticing the questionable importation of garlic. She believes that the government agency clearly does not act, when there is lack for harvest for the said product.

- 19 transferees from Marawi City, Lanao Del Sur, have been granted scholarships from the University of Makati.

- As the death toll from the deadly flooding on the southwestern island of Kyushu has risen to 25, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe vows to help victims of floods.

- Reports suggest that Donald Trump Jr., the son of US President Donald Trump, once met a lawyer who has ties with Russian leader Vladimir Putin and gave info about Hillary Clinton in last year's elections. The lawyer in question says she didn't give Trump Jr. info on Clinton.

- The United States and Qatar signed an agreement aimed at combating the financing of terrorism, as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Doha to try to end a month-long rift between Western-allied Arab states.

- A NASA spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter began transmitting data and images from humanity’s closest brush with the Great Red Spot, a flyby of the colossal, crimson storm that has fascinated Earthbound observers for hundreds of years. The Juno probe logged its close encounter with the Great Red Spot as it passed about 5,600 miles (9,000km) above the clouds of a massive storm.

- Former Peruvian leader Ollanta Humala is facing up to 18 months in jail as well as his wife to keep them from fleeing the country while money laundering charges are prepared against them, according to a request made public.

- The group in charge of the Silverstone Racing Circuit revealed that with problems arose with costs of hosting the British GP of the Formula 1 race every year, the owners have triggered a break clause in their contract to cease hosting the race after the 2019 season.

- Aston Martin uncovered the Valkyrie's updated key aerodynamic styling and interior packaging updates as it prepares for its 2018 production.

Aston Martin Valkyrie

- BMW will be joining the FIA Formula E Championship for the 2018-2019 season.

- Overwatch's favorite nurse Mercy spawned herself a Nendoroid. She's now available to order at your favorite retailers and arrives this January.

Nendoroid Mercy -Classic Skin edition-


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