Saturday, March 16, 2019

Let's Do The News! (March 16, 2019)

- A tropical depression off the Pacific coast may make landfall over Davao Oriental and bring rains over parts of Mindanao early next week. According to PAGASA, the tropical depression, to be named Chedeng, was located 1,505 kilometers east of Mindanao and was still outside the country’s area of responsibility.

- With several politicians named in the narco-list complaining about their inclusion, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency vouched for the accuracy of the “shame roster”, claiming it went through vigorous, meticulous and sufficient verification and revalidation process for 14 months.

- The DOST-PCIEERD and the National Water Resources Boards developed a new technology which may be the key in averting a water crisis.

- Students around the globe held climate change rallies. Students walked out of their classrooms in over 100 countries to protest climate inaction. They say their governments failed future generations by not cutting emissions and curbing global warming.

- Airlines fear long grounding of Boeing 737 MAX jets after Ethiopian crash.

- A former US Defense Intelligence Agency official will be jailed for 15 years after pleading guilty to charges of attempting to sell classified information to the Chinese, the Department of Justice said.

- An online propaganda magazine of the Islamic State group has confirmed the death of two French brothers who were members in air strikes by the US-led coalition.

- US diplomatic chief Mike Pompeo travels next week to Israel, where he will meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a close ally of Donald Trump’s administration in the midst of a heated re-election campaign.

- US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cut his head on a shower door and received seven stitches, but he proceeded with his scheduled campaign events, according to his spokesperson.

- With Toyota named the official partner of the FIA-certified GT SPORT online championships, they made a special online event made for the new GR Supra sportscar, marking the brand's first entry to the world of esports.

- A former Georgia Tech assistant coach is being charged by the NCAA with Level I violations relating to an Atlanta strip club visit that sources told ESPN included current Chicago Bulls rookie Wendell Carter Jr. and former Georgia Tech and NBA player Jarrett Jack.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino announced that it is "feasible" to expand the 2022 World Cup, but that any plans to do so will need to be approved by the FIFA Congress in June.


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