This Week in Pictures: February 16 – February 22, 2016

Posted: February 23, 2016

Updated: May 25, 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

The 2016 Presidential race moved on to Nevada and South Carolina last week with Hillary Clinton overcoming a surge in support for rival Bernie Sanders and getting 52.71% to his 47.23% in the former and bombast Donald Trump walking away with the latter garnering 32.5% of the vote, leaving Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz neck and neck in third place on 22% and Jeb Bush withdrawing from the race for the White House after getting just 7.84% support, barely above John Kasich.

Category 5 Cyclone Winston slammed into Fiji last week destroying homes and causing widespread damage to infrastructure last week. With winds of over 200mph and 40ft waves the tropical island was left with thousands homeless, numerous dead and up to a million without regular electricty in an event the Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama, described as “an ordeal of the most grievous kind”. A curfew has been put in place across the country and a 30-day state of emergency was also declared.

The EU referendum campaign in the UK got underway last week as Prime Minister David Cameron announced the vote would go ahead on Thursday June 23rd this year. Having secured a deal with his European Partners on Britain’s position within the economic and political union the population of the islands will go to the polls in an in-out referendum. This has prompted a public split in opinion with most supporting the government line to remain in the EU but numerous big names campaigning to go.

In sports Manchester City underestimated Chelsea in the FA Cup losing 5-1 at Stamford Bridge after fielding a sub-par side that was light on experience allowing Diego Costa to score just after the half hour, and although Faupala answered, Willian, Cahill, Hazard and Traore gave Chelsea a convincing win, but can they really win some silverware this season? You’ll have read our daily news pages to find out, but in the meantime here’s a look back at some of the big stories we covered last week. 

1. We look at how the BCCI banned an umpire for 5 years after more sporting corruption revelations came to light.Asad Rauf

Asad Rauf (Photo:

2. The Jump injuries list is now so extensive it makes stunt men wince, with only five of the twelve original entrants left, but who should you bet on?The jump injuries

The jump and lots casualties (Photo: C4)

3. The website of Pinnacle Sports has been made easier and faster to load from mobile devices in order to make mobile betting easier.Pinnacle

Great news for the operator (Photo: Pinnacle)

4. In our regular Famous Cheat Of The Week feature we look at the Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson and his victory in the 100m at the 1988 Olympic games. Ben Johnson

Great news (Photo: Ron Kuntz/AFP/Getty)

5. GamingZion aimed to collect some of the best fair play scenes in football in order to present the importance of respect in sports.Fair play football

Shake hands and play! (Photo: Tstmkr)

6. The British Horseracing Authority, together with BetVictor Sportsbook, have announced that they became authorised betting partners. BetVictor sponsor for BHA

BetVictor & BHA (Photo: BHA)

7. GamingZion presented Spinson Casino, a great online gambling site built for slot lovers.Spinson Casino review

New great online casino (Photo: Spinson Casino)

Meanwhile Apple CEO Tim Cook rejected an order by a US Federal Magistrate for the company to assist the FBI in gaining access to encrypted data on a phone belonging to one of the San Berardino shooters. Calling the order “chilling” Cook said that whilst Apple had “no sympathy for terrorists” it would refuse to create what he called a “backdoor” to circumvent many of the in-built security features of the iphone, saying Apple wouldn’t be “forced to expose its customers to a greater risk of attack.”

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