There were plenty of massive news stories from around the world last week so we take a moment to look back over some of the most important that broke in the last seven days.
In France last week the Euro 2016 soccer finals got underway in Paris as the nation hosts the 24-team tournament’s fifty one matches over the coming weeks. The opening game was between the hosts and Romania. Amid a tight security operation across the country embarrassing crowd trouble between England and Russia fans has seen UEFA threaten to ban both from further participation. An investigation into instances of hooliganism in Marseilles was begun as the tournament continues.
In Cambodia multiple undiscovered medieval cities were found by archeologists in the vicinity of the famous Angkor Wat temple complex. Using laser scanning technology Dr. Damian Evans announced the discovery saying some were “the size of Phnom Penh” and noting that it would be the most extensive empire in the world during its heyday of the 12th Century. The sites at Mahendraparvata show complex water distribution systems and other evidence of a highly developed densely populated city.
In the USA another mass shooting, the most deadly in the nation’s history, claimed the lives of 50 people last week, sending a further 53 injured to hospital. A gunman, later identified as Omar Mateen, a US citizen from Port St. Lucie with Afghan heritage opened fire in the Pulse LGBT nightclub in Orlando at approximately 2am local time. Following a stand off with police a SWAT team entered the building and shot Mateen. There were 372 mass shootings in the US in 2015, this is the 133rd in 2016.
In sports Lewis Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix to cut the gap between himself and current Formula One Championship Leader Nico Rosberg who only finished fifth. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel came second with Valtteri Bottas third. With only nine points now between the two battling Mercedes drivers the question is who’ll make it to the end of the season on top? You’ll have to read our daily news pages to find out, but in the meantime let’s look back at some of the other stories we covered last week.
1. GamingZion investigated if the average ages of Euro 2016 squads should make any a difference at EURO 2016.
2. We look at the seven ways you can tell your favorite casino has been inundated with EURO 2016 soccer fans.
3.We look ahead to the 148th running of the last race in the US Triple Crown and look at who you should choose if you bet on the Belmont Stakes.
4. Dzyuba as a top goalscorer was announced as a great bet at Euro 2016. His odds are very high, up to 80/1.
5. We look at the best novelty wager in town as we run down the odds on some of the people up to be the next James Bond, 007.
6. GamingZion listed the ten teenager football players attending Euro 2016.
7. As Nadal drops out due to his wrist injury we run down the remaining entrants in this year’s Wimbledon and look at the tennis betting odds you can get on them.
Meanwhile an unknown bidder has gained perhaps the world’s most expensive lunch having paid nearly three and a half million dollars to sit down and eat with Warren Buffett, world’s third richest man said to be worth in excess of sixty five billion dollars. The auction, for a San Francisco Homeless Charity, Glide, has sold off a date with Buffett for the past fifteen years, the hugely successful business man who has professed a desire to give away a vast proportion of his wealth in the coming years.