The week in pictures: May 19 – May 25, 2015

The Week in Pictures: May 12 - May 18, 2015

The last seven days were packed with big news stories so lets look back over which of them hit our headlines

In a surprise result French director Jacques Audiard won the Cannes film festival’s premier award, the Palme d’Or, for his work concerning a veteran of the Sri Lankan civil war attempting to create a life for themselves in France with an ersatz family, Dheepan. The Grand Prix, or second prize, went to Laszlo Nemes for Son of Saul a story of the Sonderkkommando at Auschwitz during the holocaust. The pre-competition favorite The Lobster, took third prize, Prix du Jury.

John Nash, the US mathematician and Nobel Prize winner, who was the inspiration behind Ron Howard’s four-Oscar winning film A Beautiful Mind starring Russell Crowe that highlighted his struggles with schizophrenia died last week in a car crash along with his wife. Police say the couple were traveling in a taxi when the driver lost control of the vehicle which crashed into a guard rail and impacted another car on the New Jersey Turnpike.

Greece’s financial situation hit the headlines again as interior minister, Nikos Voutsis, said in very blunt terms during an interview on Mega TV that the country would be defaulting on 1.6bn EUR of debt repayments that are due on the loans used to bailout the southern European nation. “This money will not be given, is not there to be given.” He said. The Syriza led government of Yanis Varoufakis has long sought a better deal on their loans, a deal the EU has been unwilling to agree to.

In sport reigning Formula 1 world champion, Lewis Hamilton, found himself 23 seconds ahead of the field going into the latter part of the Monaco Grand Prix when an uncharacteristic error on the part of his team, Mercedes, saw him give away two places in a safety car pit stop mistake. Will Mercedes be able to make it up to their star driver? You’ll have to read our daily news pages to find out, but in the meantime lets look at what hit our headlines last week.

1. GUTS Casino celebrates its second birthday by offering amazing bonus prizes to their loyal customers.
GUTS Casino Birthday

GUTS Casino grants bonuses for their 2nd Birthday  (Photo: Guts Casino)

2. Vegas Crest Casino offers amazing promotional deals in addition to launching a new software, the Bet Soft, which will surely increase their popularity.
Vegas Casino-Bet Soft partnership

Vegas Crest Casino launches a new Bet Soft Softwarek  (Photo: Calvin Ayre)

3. Big gaming studios, like Square Enix and Konami decides to start developing games for the mobile market.
Mobile Gaming

Mobile Gaming market becomes more attractive for big studios   (Photo: Daily Tech)

4. Barcelona’s Xavi is to move to Qatar’s Al Sadd.
Xavi Hernandez

Xavi Hernandez to leave Barca for Qatar’s Al Sadd   (Photo: Marca)

5. Facebook announced their new e-Business function to FB Messenger hoping to attract small retailers worldwide.
Joe Francis to be arrested

Joe Francis to be arrested  (Photo: Hollywood Reporter)

6. Alexander Kristoff races to victory in the Tour of Norway.
Alexander Kristoff

Alexander Kristoff is among the contenders of the title in the Tour of Norway  (Photo: Dailymail)

7. Kenyan citizens can enjoy regulated and licensed internet casinos, after the forward thinking steps of the Kenyan government.
Kenya regulates online gambling

Kenya regulates online gambling  (Photo: Spy Ghana)

Meanwhile Liu Dejian a multi-millionaire in Fujian Province, China, has made his corporate headquarters stand out from the crowd by building it in the shape of the Enterprise from the TV series Star Trek. Costing an estimated 100 million GBP to construct the new NetDragon Websoft building was begun in 2008 and has just been completed. China’s most popular mobile internet provider, NetDragon Websoft now have a home going as boldly into the future as they are.

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