The Week In Review
This is my first attempt at a review of the week’s events, so here goes nothing! Actually, here goes a list of key events dating from the 2nd of March to the 9th, and in no particular order, here it comes:
– The New iPad
- Leaps and bounds ahead of the previous iPad, blows all other competitors out of the water.
- Quad Core GPU, Faster Dual Core CPU, better than HD screen
– Solar Flare
- Biggest in 5 years.
- Could disrupt Power Grids, GPS systems, flights, etc.
– The Higgs Boson Particle
- Physicists have reportedly discovered the elusive ‘God’ Particle.
- Massive amounts of compiled data could point in direction of particle’s existence.
– Toyota’s Hydrogen Future
- Huge new commitment to new fuel cell technology development.
- Aims to be selling “tens of thousands,” by 2020.
– The Decline of Rangers F.C.
- Former owner Craig Whyte deemed “not a fit and proper person to own a club.”
- Pay cuts across the board for the players, Whittaker and Naismith agree a 75% cut.
– André Villas-Boas Sacking
- 7th managerial casualty of the Abramovich regime at Chelsea.
- About £80m was spent at his time there, including the money to get him in the job in the first place.
– Magical Messi
- First player ever to score 5 goals in the UEFA Champions League
- Only 8 goals left to become Barcelona’s top all time goal scorer.
– Greece Bailout
- Deal agreed for largest debt restructuring in history.
- £110m bailout fee will be the second instalment of Greek bailout funds.
– Not-So-Super Tuesday
- 10 rather than 24 states involved this time round.
- Mitt Romney comes out on top with 6/10 states, still some way off a majority of delegates.
– Tornado Troubles
- Kentucky, Indiana, Georgia, Ohio, Alabama all affected by the strong winds.
- At least 40 people dead.
– Third Term Putin
- Reportedly won by 64% majority, huge allegations of vote fixing coincide with this.
- Failed to win over major urban areas, i.e Moscow and St. Petersburg
– Diamond Jubilee Tours
- Prince Harry visited Belize, The Bahamas and Jamaica.
- The Queen kickstarted her tour of the U.K. with The Duchess of Cambridge by visiting Leicester.
– Syria Struggle Continues
- Agreed to a so called “limited assessment” of the country’s humanitarian situation.
- Massacres continue everyday, no access allowed into the worst hit areas.
– Polish Rail Crash
- Around 15 dead and 60 injured in the country’s worst rail disaster in decades.
- Impact completely wrecked carriages at the front of the trains.
– Olympus Crisis
- Japanese authorities prosecuting the company’s former executives for faking financial documents.
- Losses in the company reportedly date back to the 1990s.
– 1 Second can mean a lot
- 31 year old Cesar Kuriyama filmed a second of everyday from his 30th birthday to compile this 6 minute video…