Saturday, July 13, 2013


Amongst events that have happened around the world this past week...
*Some provinces of China have been affected by Typhoon Soulik, with 46 confirmed dead and over 200,000 evacuated.
*Dozens were trampled or otherwise seriously injured during the annual Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain.
*England is eagerly awaiting the Royal Birth as Duchess Kate nears the projected due date of her first child with Prince William.
*Crystal glassware producer Orrefors has gone out of business.
*A Canadian engineering team has won the Sikorsky Prize for creating a human powered helicopter, thus ending the contest started in 1980!
*Andy Murray won the Men's Singles competition at the 2013 Wimbledon Tennis Tournament, while Daniel Nestor and Kristina Mladenovic won the Mixed Doubles match; and the team of Hsieh Su-wei and Peng Shuai won the Ladies Doubles competition. These events were held after last week's "Week in Review" column was posted.
*Civil unrest continues in Afghanistan, Somalia, and Syria.

*A heated debate over women's abortion rights continues in the Texas legislature, with armed guards preventing ladies from bringing any tampons or similar products into the audience chamber with them for fear that the personal items will be used as "throwing weapons" against people arguing for the bill. Meanwhile, Texas state governor Rick Perry has announced he will not be seeking a fourth term in office, causing many to think he will make another bid for the Presidency in the 2016 national elections.
*Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has resigned her post to become President of the University of California. No word on who will replace her yet.
*The trial of George Zimmerman over the death of Trayvon Martin has gone to the jury for deliberation of a verdict.
*After Sunday's scheduled games, Major League Baseball pauses for the annual All Star Game to be held Tuesday night. The winning side will have home field advantage during the World Series.

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