Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Lativi Become "Test Driver" for Renault F1 Team

The Canadian, Nicholas Latifi, Monday (14/03/2016) appointed as a new test driver for Renault Sport F1 team.

The 20-year-old rider will follow the development program, among others gave him a chance to participate in a free practice session on the 2016 racing season.

Latifi is currently gearing down in the race to join the DAMS GP2 and he will also follow his role as test driver with the team Renault Sport F1.

"Nicholas is a young rider who was berlembang rapidly and has experienced in the arena of the race," said race director of the Renault team, Frederic Vasseur.

"We are very excited to deliver it as a preparation for the F1 arena by utilizing the time with the team," said Vasseur.

Latifi Actually not too special appearance. He never won the race during the Formula 3 or Formula Renault 3.5 and only one podium in 2014.

Even so Latifi said he was happy with the opportunities that it generates. "There is a long history behind the name of Renault in F1. So the opportunity to join and mingle with the experts on this team will greatly assist the development of (career) me."

North Korea Threatens to Destroy Manhattan Using Hydrogen Bomb

The North Korean government threatened to destroy Manhattan, New York, using the hydrogen bomb. This threat KCNA news agency reported on Sunday (13/03/2016).

Hydrogen warheads, continued KCNA, will be installed on a ballistic missile is then fired into the United States.

"Our hydrogen bomb is greater than the USSR," the KCNA quoted as saying by The Washington Post.

"If this hydrogen bomb brought an intercontinental ballistic missile and crashed in Manhattan, all the people there will die, and the city would be leveled to the ground," says North Korea.

US Foreign Ministry officials acknowledge, North Korea's ballistic missile development has progressed. However, many experts are not convinced North Korean-made missile capable of reaching the US east coast.

Most scientists are also skeptical about the statement that North Korea claims to have had the hydrogen bomb.

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula is getting higher over the past few weeks after North Korea held a nuclear test, the fourth in January.

Then, despite international criticism, in February, North Korea launched a ballistic rocket.

A tense atmosphere more so after US troops and South Korea plus troops from Australia and New Zealand are involved in a joint military exercise that simulates a massive attack to the defense of the coast of North Korea.

Iraq Running out of money for War with ISIS

At the time of its military slowly getting urging forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), other problems must be faced by the government of Iraq.

Currently, the Iraqi government is on the verge of running out of charge to finance the war against ISIS.

Behind the front line in the desert of Iraq, where the Nineveh provincial police forces are practicing to reclaim their land, they lacked one thing, namely weapons.

"We have gathered here since the fall of Mosul. We've been waiting for five months but we do not get guns," said Mayor of Amman, standing in front of the ranks of the men in blue uniforms.

After receiving criticism for their poor ability when ISIS swept western and northern regions of Iraq, the country's military is now starting to get support.

The Iraqi army aided Shiite militias and Sunni tribes, managed to retake the city of Ramadi while making ISIS retreat from the province of Anbar and Salaheddin.

In fact, a plan of attack in Mosul, Iraq's second largest city occupied ISIS has already begun. However, on the ground attack was far from reality.

The last two months, "the enemy" toward the new Iraq that falling oil prices in the world market.
The drop in oil prices is due to the recklessness of Saudi Arabia starting a price war with their rivals in the Middle East, Iran and Russia.

The price war is a real impact on Iraq is the greatest loss of Iraqi government revenue.
As many as 90 percent of Iraq's revenue is from crude oil. As oil prices continued to decline to 40 US dollars per barrel, of course, keenly felt the blow for Iraq.

"Of course, the effect on all aspects of the Iraqi government, and the first to be affected is the ministry of defense," said Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidy, the weekly The Sunday Telegraph.
This information disampaika Obeid after a visit to the front line in the town of Haditha, Anbar province.

There Obeid received by local governments who complained, however pengeriman money and weapons from Baghdad.

The impact of the lack of a budget also affects traveling minister Obeid. Two Humvee combat vehicles in the entourage of the minister ran out of fuel in the middle of the desert.

Meanwhile, Iraq's army chief Lieutenant General Othman al-Ghanini praised the progress made by the army.

"We will speak to the interior ministry and try to give them weapons. Governor indicated that the transfer of funds stalled. However, we believe we can send them the money," added Obeid.