This Week in Pictures: August 14-20, 2017

This week in pictures

There was no shortage of important news stories last week so just in case you missed any let’s quickly review some of the biggest.

In Spain last week a terrorist attack claimed by the so-called Islamic State killed thirteen people in the center of Barcelona. The attack involving a weaponized vehicle occurred on Las Ramblas a crowded promenade in the city, popular with both locals and tourists, reflected by the dead and injured coming from 34 different countries. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene and is being sought in a large continent-wide manhunt. A minutes silence was held before by Barcelona FC at Camp Nou on Sunday.

In Spain last week a terrorist attack in the seaside resort town of Cambrils was foiled by quick acting members of the Catalan police after an Audi A3 rammed a crowd of pedestrians. The five occupants of the car, some of whom were wearing fake bomb belts, were all shot dead by law enforcement. Police were also investigating an explosion at a house in nearby Alcanar which authorities say could have been a bomb factory for the terror cell and was found to contain over 120 canisters of propane and butane.

In the US of A President Donald Trump angered many people across the political spectrum by claiming there were “fine people” among the ranks of the alt-right demonstrators responsible for the death of Heather Heyer, and seemed intent on equating the Nazis with those standing against them, and then in an effort to distract attention from his own manifest and obvious racist outlook the President then fired his chief Strategist, Steve Bannon, a noted supporter of white supremacy and racist organizations.

In sports Tottenham Hotspur played their first match at their temporary home, Wembley Stadium, against local London rivals Chelsea. However the game didn’t end in a celebratory win with Chelsea beating them 2-1, leaving everyone wondering if having Wembley as your home will inspire opponents rather than give you the home field advantage you need. Only time will tell, so read our daily news pages to keep up with all the goings on in the EPL, but meanwhile here’s a look at last week’s big stories.

1. We examined Inika McPherson’s career and future

Inika McPherson

2. Paddy Power released the Rose of Tralee betting odds

Rose of Tralee 2017

3. Gun Runner vs. Arrogate: Betting Odds for the 2018 World Cup

2018 Dubai World Cup

4. The time to bet on the 2017 EuroBasket Winner has arrived

2017 Eurobasket Odds

5. Will Nagoya Grampus Win Promotion to J-League? We reviewed their chances

Nagoya Grampus

6. Here’s one of the best sites for low-stakes micro cash gaming

Micro Cash Games

Meanwhile Jerry Lewis, one of America’s best known entertainers, died last week in Las Vegas at the age of 91. Known for his slapstick style and partnership with Dean Martin, Lewis was most famous in later life for his endless charity work. This in some ways echoed the death on the otherside of the Atlantic of one of Britain’s best known entertainers, Bruce Forsyth who passed away at the age of 89 after a long career presenting some of the most popular television programmes in the UK for many years.

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