President of Imperial Oil suspected of corruption
by Jim Nollem
William Timberson, current President of Imperial Oil
APELKOS, MALO- The President of the state-owned oil-producing company Imperial Oil, the third largest oil-drilling corporation on Adonia, is currently being investigated by the MaDIA (Malonese Domestic Intelligence Agency) on charges of corruption, embezzlement, and accepting bribes.
Mr. Timberson first joined Imperial Oil back in 1983, when he got a job as secretary to the then-president of Imperial Oil, Ibrahim Shishani. After over a decade of serving in this capacity, he was promoted to President in 1997 after Shishani retired. Upon entering office, the new President embarked on a rapid modernization scheme for the company - until then, the methods it used were not much different from those it used back in the late 1950s, when the corporation was founded. His most recent years have been plagued by scandal and controversy, which first arose in 2007 when several former colleagues claimed that he was embezzling funds from the company. However, due to the extremely volatile political situation at the time, no investigation had been ordered back then. This was because of the far-reaching implications for the Malonese government, which was undergoing the biggest transitions in over a century.
Killer Parrots II: Revenge of the Humans confirmed for release in December
by Nicholas Kawak
The infamous "Cute Feathery Murder" scene from the first film
MERIDA, RUTERIA- Yesterday the cast and crew working on the new film Killer Parrots II: Revenge of the Humans, often simply referred to as KP2, arrived here in Ruteria to begin on-location shooting, in a similar fashion to how much of the original film was made. However, the filming is not without controversy, as director Kyle Grant has announced that he will be using footage from last winter's devastating earthquake, which killed over a hundred thousand people around the Ruterian capital city alone. Some have accused him of being insensitive to the victims of the disaster, which he countered by pledging that 10% of the film's profits will be given to Ruterian charity.
Returning members of the cast from Attack of the Killer Parrots include two-time Best Actor winner Andrew Norman, who will reprise his role as New Friscian detective-turned-refugee Tommy la Fon, and Ethel Berstead, who portrays the character of Ethel Henwing, a fictionalized version of herself. For this sequel, they will be joined by such stars as the Posilliponian actress Désirée Jocelyn, best known for playing Princess Ariana Dankov in What Really Matters, and New Chandlerite Leah Thompson, who recently starred in the R-rated movie Don Fierro, which details the early history of New Chandler.
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