Numerous big news stories broke around the world in the last seven days so we look back at some of the most important.
In the UK the EU Referendum was won by the Vote Leave campaign causing the British Prime Minister David Cameron to resign, the Pound to decline considerably against other currencies, Stock prices to dip, the Scots to threaten another Independence referendum, a leadership crisis in the Labour Party, an increase in racist incidents on the streets of Britain and Nigel Farage to declare a victory for “Real People”. 52% voted Leave, 48% voted Remain. Britain has two years to negotiate an EU exit.
In the US at least 24 people lost their lives in some of the worst flooding West Virgina has seen in decades. With a reported 12 tornadoes touching down in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, tens of thousands were left without power as severe storms beset the region through the middle of last week. FEMA said it would be accepting applications from some of the worst hit areas, and National Guardsmen were mobilized across several counties to perform search and rescue operations in the area.
In Italy Ernesto Fazzalari, one of the most wanted Mafia bosses in the country, was arrested after 20 years evading Police. He was captured in Calabria, a southern region of Italy. The Ndrangheta boss escaped in 1996 and was convicted in his absence for crimes that included extortion, murder and mafia association. He was the second most wanted man in Italy after Matteo Messina Denaro, the alledged leader of the Cosa Nostra Sicillian Mafia. The Ndrangheta reputedly runs much of Europe’s drug trade.
In sports the British world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury spent much of the week denying doping allegations made against him by British tabloid newspapers that claims banned anabolic steroids were found in a sample produced by Fury last year. The British Boxing Board of Control is monitoring the investigation according to reports. The question is was he doping or not? You’ll have to read our daily news pages to find out. In the meantime here’s a look back at the big stories we covered last week.
1. GamingZion presented an article with information on how to play online daily fantasy sports in Europe.
2. GamingZion presented the odds for some post-Brexit possible events, such as another Scottish referendum.
3. Vegas Dave, just set a new record for the biggest wager in sports history by betting $1 million on UFC fight.
4. Looks like Caesars Entertainment reached a Settlement Agreement with lenders to restructure the company’s debt.
5. GamingZion looked at the possible losses of the betting sector in the UK due to Britain’s exit from the Union.
6. CyberBingo gave away their amazing Eastern Caribbean cruise to one of their players.
7. We look at the sporting drugs scandal that has engulfed Athletics ahead of the Olympics.
Meanwhile in the US state of Florida the Mayor of Sanford, Jeff Triplett, a town of some 50,000 people, found himself being carjacked outside his own house by three men, two of whom were armed. They took both his wallet and Mercedes before absconding. With a detailed description of his assailants from the Mayor police were able to make two swift arrests, with two men of 17 and 18 years of age appearing in court on charges of robbery with a fire arm. A third suspect remained at large.