Summary GLASGOW: Star boxer Vijender Singh packed a punch while assuring himself of a medal in what proved to be a good outing for Indian pugilists after the country's wrestlers continued to excel winning four silver and a bronze on seventh day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games on Wednesday. Kadian led 2-0 on technical points against Indian origin Canadian Arjun Gill in the first period of three minutes but squandered it as his opponent came back strongly in the second period to run away with the gold, much to the huge disappointment of the Indian camp who sat all day long in search of a gold. The final bout ended in a tense situation as the scoreboard showed both wrestlers tied 4-4 on technical points but the judges awarded the gold to Gill as he won the last point from the bout.
Summary An anti-trafficking campaigner at a student demonstration in Swansea. The most prevalent exploitation type for both adults and children is labour exploitation," the Home Office said. A national helpline, supported by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), is being launched to offer information and advice to child and adult victims of slavery, as well as to professionals and members of the public.
Summary Standard & Poor's cuts country's credit rating to 'selective default' before deadline. These holdouts had refused to participate in a 2005 restructuring of the country's debt and won a ruling in the US that prevents Buenos Aires servicing bonds issued as part of that deal unless they received $1.5 billion (EU1.12 billion) in full payment for their paper as well. Argentina had deposited the money to service the restructured debt at a New York bank but a US judge had forbidden distribution of the cash unless it also paid up the holdouts.
Summary SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Favored Stars Above Me burst through an opening along the rail in mid-stretch and pulled away for a 2 1/4-length victory Wednesday in the $100,000 Coronation Cup at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Graham Motion, the 3-year-old Australian-bred daughter of Exceed And Excel was making her North American debut in the 5 1/2-furlong race after five previous starts in England. Under jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., Stars Above Me saved ground behind dueling front-runners Ruslana and Recoupe before finding room in the deep stretch and hitting the wire in 1:01.03 on the turf course.
Summary Police in Quezon City are tracking down motorcycle-riding men believed to have shot dead a woman in Quezon City before dawn Thursday. The police suspect a holdup was the motive for the shooting and are seeking closed-circuit television footage that can help them identify the suspects, radio dzBB reported.
Summary The 48-year-old now pulls in 9.91 million each week, giving his show the biggest audience recorded in the UK since the current measurement methods were launched 15 years ago. Evans is almost four million ahead of his Radio 1 breakfast rival Nick Grimshaw, who has himself seen a slight boost in his numbers to 5.97 million - up from 5.89 million this time last year.
Summary Asked what we'll see from Jay Cutler, the Pro Bowl wideout told NFL Media's Michael Irvin on Wednesday that Chicago's starting quarterback will be named this year's league MVP. Since joining the Bears in 2009, he's averaged 1.1 interceptions per game. In the past seven years, the only quarterback to win the MVP who also averaged an interception or more per game is Manning in 2009-10 (with 16).
Summary Usually, the only reasons a bank makes me cry are the outrageously high fees, but this video from TD Bank has given me the feels. Gifts included throwing out the first pitch at a Blue Jays game to player Jose Bautista, setting up registered education savings plans (RESP) for one woman's kids (smart product/service integration) and also sending them to Disneyland (because kids aren't going to appreciate an RESP yet), and the simple, effective surprise of a beautiful bouquet of roses. The segments that really got me are the ones of the mother whose cancer-stricken daughter is in Trinidad.
Summary Some would argue that Treasuries are in a bubble. "It is hard to argue that U.S. Treasuries are overvalued with yields around 2.5 percent compared to German 10-year bunds yielding near historic lows just above 1 percent," he wrote. "The spread between Treasuries and German bund yields, at 138 basis points, is rapidly approaching record levels. The last two times the spread was so wide it soon reversed course. Unless bund yields head higher, unlikely given accommodative ECB monetary policy, Treasury yields could fall in the near term."
Summary Bolivia has declared Israel a "terrorist state" and revoked a visa exemption agreement with Tel Aviv in protest at the ongoing Israeli attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip. The move "means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist state," President Evo Morales said during talks with a group of educators in the city of Cochabamba on Wednesday. Morales added that the Israeli offensive shows "that Israel is not a guarantor of the principles of respect for life and the elementary precepts of rights that govern the peaceful and harmonious coexistence of our international community."
Summary Canceling the 1972 agreement which allowed Israelis to travel freely to Bolivia "means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist state," the country's President Evo Morales announced. Morales explained that Operation Protective edge clearly shows that "Israel is not a guarantor of the principles of respect for life and the elementary precepts of rights that govern the peaceful and harmonious coexistence of our international community." The announcement came after a cabinet meeting of the government of Evo Morales which decided that; "The Bolivian state and people have made a firm decision to terminate the agreement on visas to Israel, from August 17, 1972, signed under a regime of dictatorship in Bolivia and that allowed Israeli citizens to enter Bolivia freely without even entry visa."
Summary Sgt. Michael Woody wouldn't go into details of the shooting, but did say investigators are hot on the gunman's trail. "We have a pretty good idea of who it is that we are looking for," he said. Spears said the unfortunate incident has really brought the community together. "We're just neighbors, you know, we might wave and say 'Hello' or we might not. But today, it was like we were sisters. I told her I would be there until the end," she said.
Summary Israeli strikes hit a crowded shopping area in Gaza City Wednesday, hours after tank shells tore through the walls of a UN school crowded with war refugees in the deadliest of a series of air and artillery attacks that pushed the Palestinian death toll above 1,300 in more than three weeks of fighting. The bloodshed came on the heels of an escalation by both sides fighting in the embattled coastal territory, further dimming prospects for a sustainable ceasefire despite international diplomatic efforts. The attack on the UN school in the Jebaliya refugee camp was the second deadly strike on a UN compound in a week.
Summary Brazilian farmers are asking Monsanto and other producers of pest-resistant corn seeds to reimburse them for money spent on additional pesticides when the bugs killed the crops instead of dying themselves. The so-called BT corn seeds are genetically modified to produce an insecticide that will kill the corn leafworm (also known as the southern grassworm). After the insect eats the corn, the toxin inside paralyzes the insect's digestive system, forming a hole in the gut wall.