The Week in Pictures: August 4 – August 10, 2015

Posted: August 11, 2015

Updated: October 6, 2017

The last seven days saw some massive news stories hit the headlines so let’s spare a few moments to look back at some of the biggest from last week’s news coverage

In Japan the city of Hiroshima commemorated the 70th anniversary of the first ever use of an atomic weapon in history last Thursday. Bells were tolled across the city at 8:15am local time as tens of thousands observed a moment of silence at the Peace Memorial park led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and foreign delegates. Approximately 70,000 people died in the initial detonation on August 6th 1945, or the firestorms it caused, the same number again would succumb to the effects within the year.

In the US presidential hopeful Donald Trump caused some controversy both during and after the first televised Republican debate implying that Megyn Kelly, one of the Fox News journalists hosting the event, had been overly hostile in her questioning of his attitude to women due to her menstrual cycle. “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her whatever.” Trump said, later claiming that only a “sick person” would interpret that as being about menstruation.

Typhoon Soudelor caused large swathes of destruction as it swept across first eastern Taiwan and then China’s Fujian province. With sustained winds of over 100mph according to Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau, the Chinese authorities took no chances and evacuated some 163,000 people as well as ordering 32,000 vessels to return to port. The massive storm left millions of households in the region without power or running water and has killed and injured hundreds both in Taiwan and on the mainland.

In sport England’s Stuart Broad bowled an amazing eight for 15 in the fourth test in the Ashes helping the home nation go 3-1 up in the five match series and regain the trophy from apparently hapless arch rivals Australia whose performance was dismal and disappointing. After the match Michael Clarke, the Aussie captain, announced his retirement and if you want to know who’ll replace him at the helm you’ll have to read our daily news pages, but in the meantime let’s take a look back at the big stories from last week.

1. The Carano family strengthened their grasp on Reno as they bought out MGM from Silver Legacy Casino and Circus Circus, becoming the dominant gambling service provider in the Biggest little city in the world.
Silver Legacy Casino Hotel Reno bought by Carrano family

The Legacy and Circus Circus belong to the Carrano family empire now (Photo: visitrenotahoe.com)

2. Royal Panda Casino launched their new German sub-site to make some Central European countries very pleased.
Royal Panda Casino in German

Wilkommen auf der neuen RP Casino! (Photo: Royal Panda)

3.CBS revived Sportsline, so all the fantasy sports fans as well as sports bettors can be flooded with all the stats and advice they could want.
Fantasy Sports tips statistics picks CBS Sportsline

Jimmy the Greek would be proud (Photo: CBS)

4. A lucky English chap Lee won 36,000 dollars in Royal Panda Casino in a few hours. Somebody’s horoscope was good for that day!
Royal Panda Slots winner

Don’t you just love when that happens? (RP)

5. NDP of Alberta want to reopen the once closed debate about online gambling in the territory.
South Park Canada On Strike Alberta Gambling Debate

It is not the first time the debate aboot online gambling is raised (Photo: South Park)

6. Abramovich wanted the Special One, so Chelsea extended Jose Mourinho’s contract until 2019.
Roman Abramovich angry

Apparently Abramovich “made an offer he couldn’t refuse” (Photo: EMPICS Sport)

7. And of course to the great delight of all betting and football fans the English Premier League is back,together with GamingZion’s betting guides, complete with predictions and odds! Unfortunately nobody could predict the Arsenal-West Ham upset. Bummer.
Fans going to Old Trafford

Fans have waited long enough for the season to start (Photo: premierleague.com)
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