Summary SYDNEY: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting piled more pressure on under-fire England skipper Alastair Cook Tuesday by saying he will not improve as a player for the rest of his career. England's 95-run defeat by India in the second Test at Lord's on Monday made it 10 successive Test matches without victory for the team -- their worst winless streak in the format for 21 years.
Summary New York: An Indian-American CEO of two publicly-traded companies has been convicted on charges of paying kickbacks in return for purchases of his companies stock. He will be sentenced in October and could face a sentence up to 20 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000, the FBI said in a statement. As President and CEO of two publicly-traded companies, Shah agreed to pay secret inducements to an investment fund representative in exchange for having the firm buy stock in his companies.
Summary LONDON (Reuters) - IG Group, a provider of financial spread betting and contracts for difference, said on Tuesday that its full year revenue rose 2.4 percent, with a focus on customers who trade more regularly helping to offset low market volatility. "Firstly we should see an increase in market volatility, which would drive greater levels of client activity; secondly, as we hold almost 1.4 billion pounds of cash and other interest-earning assets, interest income will rise. And thirdly, a greater level of consumer confidence tends to increase trading activity among current clients," Howkins said. IG said its application to operate in Switzerland was in the final stages and it was in the process for applying to expand into Dubai.
Summary Five days after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists conceded to a furious international clamor and handed over the bodies of victims and the plane's black boxes, helping ease tensions and lifting Asian equities.
Summary Jacqui Lambie is the whole package: politicians are humans too. What has happened in recent years? Our parliament now has politicians who are asking young men if they are well endowed on live radio, others are slinging poo at their friends on video , whilst more still are making props in to the Senate to have a go at their colleagues who are wearing a different type of prop.
Summary Report, due for release earlier this year, was delayed by Liberal Democrats. Theresa May by the UK border at Heathrow: The number of EU migrants in Britain from eight Eastern European states who joined the EU in 2004, has increased from 125,000 a year to more than 1 million in 2012. The report said: 'The Government considers that now is an appropriate time to review the EU level rules with a view to modernisation and ensuring they are fit for purpose in the EU of today.
Summary CLEVELAND - A man accused of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio is set to be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown. Prosecutors say Callahan and Hunt threatened to harm the woman's young daughter if the woman did not obey them. The couple kept the woman and child in a damp, dark basement without a bathroom.
Summary "Listless in Lutyens Delhi" is how a member of the Congress war room explained the sad situation in the Grand Old Party. In Guwahati, it is a longer term project. The elections are two years away and the dissidents finally have the excuse of the election results to get the third-term chief minister removed.
Summary Javier Baez is on a tear at Triple-A, going 8-for-20 with two home runs since the All-Star break. Baez, who hit a home run in the Futures Game last Sunday, went 8-for-20 (.400) with two home runs this past weekend while playing second base for the first time since spring training. Baez could be feeling a promotion to the big leagues might be in the offing if he keeps it up.
Summary NEW: It's going to be "very difficult" to get a cease-fire, an ex-U.S. and U.N. official says. Israeli ground forces move to the Gaza border on Friday, July 18, as part of Operation Protective Edge. Israeli soldiers patrol near the Israel and Gaza border on July 18.
Summary A five-man relay team of runners in their 90s set three world records at the USATF Masters Outdoor Championships on Sunday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, according to a release from USATF . . The quartet of Ross, Englert, Rogers, and Goldy Sr. set the 4 x 100-meter record of 2:22. The team of Ross, Charles, Englert, and Boyle ran 12:41 in the 4 x 400-meter relay and 28:17 in the 4 x 800-meter relay. .
Summary The trial of the singer and TV entertainer Tulisa Contostavlos over drugs allegations has dramatically collapsed after the judge ruled that the Sun investigative reporter whose evidence was central to the case had seemingly lied on oath. This concerned a conversation Smith had with Contostavlos while dropping the singer home after a meal with Mahmood and his associates at the Metropolitan hotel in London, during which the singer told Smith that she disapproved of drugs. At the pre-trial hearing the reporter denied discussing the statement with Smith, particularly whether the driver's account of the anti-drugs comments might undermine the case.
Summary The Danish are consistently ranked as the world's happiest people , and a new study shows that the key may be found in their DNA. The study also looked at data on U.S. immigrants to see if the genetic link to happiness persisted over generations. Consistent with the genetic explanation, the study found levels of happiness for people in the U.S. correlated with the levels of happiness in their country of origin.
Summary In 65 regular season games with the WHL Saskatoon Blades in 2013-14, the 6'2'' and 189 lbs forward collected 78 points (28 goals, 50 assists), and was assessed 46 penalty minutes. Prior to joining the Blades, Scherbak played in the Russian MHL U-22 League with the Kapitan Stupino team, posting seven goals and 14 points as a 16-year old in 2012-13. The 18-year old right winger was selected in the first round, 26th overall by the Canadiens at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.