Friday, July 21, 2017

Let's Do The News! (July 20, 2017)

- 78 individuals were arrested by the police during the anti-criminality operation in Quiapo, Manila yesterday. Manila Police District Director Chief Supt. Joel Coronel said that 21 of the arrested are facing charges related to illegal drugs.

- Government troops killed one of the members of the New People's Army behind the ambush against the Presidential Security group in Arakan, North Cotabato.

- The Minneapolis police chief said the fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman by a junior police officer violated department training and procedures, and that the victim “didn’t have to die.” The death of Justine Damond from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen fired through an open window of a police patrol car, has outraged her relatives and the Australian public. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called it "shocking" and "inexplicable".

- Despite their failed attempts to get their GOP healthcare bill through the Senate, Republicans are desperate to revive their collapsed bill before they go back home to their districts in August. Majority Leader McConnell promised a repeal-only vote early next week without a replacement in sight. And Donald Trump just had 49 of the 52 Republican senators over the White House on Wednesday to convince them to go for it one last time. The vote had already been delayed because of John McCain's absence, who had an operation to remove a blood clot on Friday.

- Most Venezuelan streets were barricaded and deserted for a strike called by foes of President Nicolas Maduro to demand elections and the scrapping of plans for a new congress they fear would consolidate dictatorship in the OPEC country.

- Good news to hardcore PokeMon GO players everywhere; the long awaited Legendary Pokemon are arriving soon and in the upcoming PokeMon GO Fest in Grant Park, Chicago, if trainers globally manage to get enough PokeMon during the PokeMon GO Fest Challenge Windows, the first Legendary Pokemon will be out in Grant Park and if they succeed in defeating one, it will appear in Raid Battles globally on July 23rd (July 24th Tokyo time).

- Lotus unveiled their most powerful car yet, the Evora GT430 and apart from some aerodynamic upgrades to the Evora, the 3.5L supercharged V6 has been recalibrated to release 430HP of power output and 325lb-ft of torque, while mated to a 6-speed gearbox, resulting to a 0-60mph time of 3.7 seconds and 190mph of top speed.

- The 11th addition to Phat!'s THE IDOLM@STER anime DVD/Blu-ray cover figure lineup, Chihaya Kisaragi, has been unveiled. This figure's available to order starting at 11,000 Yen plus tax and delivery and arrives this March.

- Check out what's in store for the upcoming Nickelodeon TV special, Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling, as seen in the recent San Diego Comic Con trailer.

- Linkin Park's vocalist, Chester Bennington, was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Thursday. He was 41 years old. According to authorities, Chester hanged himself to death. Mike Shinoda, one of Linkin Park's members, expressed sympathy over Bennington's death.


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