There was no shortage of big news stories last week so lets review some of the more significant we covered over the last seven days.
In Belgium Salah Abdeslam, one of the men responsible for the terrorist attacks on Paris on November 13th last year, was shot in the leg and arrested during a raid on an address just 500m from his home in Brussels. It is believed he helped with the logistics and planning of the attack that killed 130 with another 368 people injured. Abdeslam himself is reported to have claimed he “changed his mind” about detonating his own suicide explosives at the Stade de France. His extradition to France is likely.
Last week saw Ohio, Florida, Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina hold primary elections as the US presidential race rolled on. Both front runners had a good night with Donald Trump taking four of five, knocking Marco Rubio out of the race with is win in Florida and only losing to John Kasich in the latter’s home state of Ohio. Hillary Clinton also extended her lead over Bernie Sanders sweeping all five primaries making it all but impossible for the man from Vermont to win the nomination.
In the UK the Work & Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith dramatically resigned from the Cabinet of Prime Minister David Cameron following the annual Budget of Chancellor George Osbourne in which wide cuts were made to state disability benefits alongside tax cuts for the wealthy. Duncan Smith called it a “desperate search for savings” that had been focused on people who “don’t vote for us [the Conservative party]” and that he questioned the fundamental principles underpinning the government.
In sports India trounced their long-term rival Pakistan in the World Twenty20 championship in Kolkata bolstering the host’s flagging hopes with a six wicket victory. Rain limited the game to just 18 overs a side Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik and Umar Akmal taking them to 118-5 but Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 55 for India meant the hosts reached 119-4 in 15.5 overs. Can they catch New Zealand? You’ll have to read our daily news pages to find out. In the meantime lets look at some of the stories we covered last
1. Yomiuri Giants Scandal has Players Suspended and Execs Stepping Down.
2. We look at why Special Districts are a ghost government and why they’re a pig with painted and elected Trotters.
3. Top players are also suspected in tennis betting scandals according to Italian investigation.
4. GamingZion prepared one cool poker quiz to test your poker skills.
5. Some March Madness terms assisted newcomers or anyone looking to make some cash understand the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament.
6. GamingZion analysed the best Euro derby odds before the upcoming football weekend.
7. GamingZion assembled the list of the biggest jerks in and around the NFL currently.
Meanwhile the National Environment Research Council may regret having asked the public to vote on the name of their new $280 million Royal Research Ship, a 128m exploration vessel with a crew of some 90 scientists for operations in the Polar regions. The online poll’s top suggestion by a clear margin was RRS Boaty McBoatface. Voting on this less than sensible suggestion was so popular that on Sunday the website hosting the poll crashed. RRS Boaty McBoatface is due in operation in 2019.