Summary LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Share prices on the Lisbon stock exchange are falling more than 4 percent and Portugal's bond yields are ticking higher amid growing concern about the health of one of the country's largest financial groups. Espirito Santo Financial Group suspended trading in its shares Thursday as it addressed accounting irregularities at Espirito Santo International, its largest shareholder. Espirito Santo Financial Group is, in turn, the largest shareholder in Banco Espirito Santo, Portugal's largest bank.
Summary Terry Freeman: Accused serial rapist set for plea, sentencing. A man accused who was placed on administrative leave as a Deltona firefighter amid allegations he was a serial rapist while off duty will return to court today in Volusia County. With Freeman behind bars, the emails and phone calls poured in to the Sheriff's Office, and the list of possible victims grew.
Summary DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan -- Two Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected American drone strike has killed six militants in a northwestern tribal region where the military has launched an operation against local and foreign militants. The U.S. drone strikes are a serious source of tension between Washington and Islamabad. The Pakistani government regularly denounces the strikes as a violation of the country's sovereignty.
Summary O'Sullivan bagged three league goals in June and one in the FAI Cup as City drew level on points with Dundalk at the top of the table. "I'm surprised but delighted to receive the award," he explained. "I'm a bit of a late-comer so when I signed at the beginning of the season I never thought I'd be in this position. "I worked with John Caulfield before and I owe him a lot.
Summary By Alexandre Debs July 10 at 7:00 AM. Her dataset was used in numerous studies, including in international relations. Yet the lasting legacy of her work was the fact that, building on the work of Samuel Huntington, she introduced a new way of thinking about the politics of democratization.
Summary Match made in heaven? The Dutchman's reputation has rocketed even further since he was announced as David Moyes' successor at Old Trafford thanks to Netherlands' performance in Brazil, and downbeat United fans will be counting the days before he's parachuted in to resurrect the fallen giants. Here are the five signs from the World Cup that prove United have finally picked the right man to lead the club:.
Summary The clinical psychologist of former President and incumbent Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Thursday failed to testify before the Sandiganbayan on her alleged clinical depression due to a professional engagement. Plunder is a non-bailable offense when evidence of guilt is deemed strong. Justice Efren Dela Cruz, chairman of the Sandiganbayan First Division, gave the prosecution five days to comment on the failure of the defense to provide a witness.
Summary "Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana for feeder separation will be launched to augment power supply to the rural areas and for strengthening sub-transmission and distribution systems and a sum of Rs 500 crore for this purpose will be given by the government," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said while announcing the Union Budget for 2014-15. This 24x7 electricity supply model by separating the agricultural and non-agricultural feeders (a power line for transmitting electrical power from a generating station to a distribution network) is currently being executed by Gujarat. The state's scheme - Jyotigram Yojana - is a scheme to make available 24 hours three-phase quality power supply to rural areas where the feeders have specially designed transformers to supply power to farmers residing in scattered farm houses.
Summary The best advice my editor gave me by the Branford Boase shortlisted authors. Natasha Carthew, author of Winter Damage , edited by Rebecca McNally (Bloomsbury):. The first word of advice from my editor was to remember to use plot, momentum and pace to carry the story forward; as a poet I'm happy to get lost in the detail of description and she reminded me to not forget the bigger picture in order to keep the sense of motion, tension and engagement.
Summary Infrastructure and real estate were amongst the biggest winners, with FM Jaitley bringing much-needed relief to the sector by announcing a series of positive measures and allocations such as relaxation in FDI, REITs, smart cities development and incentives for affordable housing. These new satellite cities and smart metros is going to help kick start these cities by proving employment and boost the real estate sector. "The allocation of Rs 4000 crore and promises to make easier FDI flow in this sector along with additional tax incentives and cheaper credits for Low cost housing for EWS and weaker section is not only the need of the sector but the economy," says Jaijit Bhattacharya, Partner, infrastructure and Government Services, KPMG.
Summary Most occurred in attacks on a house and a cafe in the south, they say. The home was said to be that of Odeh Kaware, a local Hamas commander. Israeli sources say a warning was given of an imminent attack and a projectile without a warhead was then fired at the building in a second warning move sometimes called "the tap on the roof".
Summary "Lupin III" will be released in Japan on August 30. The live action movie of "Rurouni Kenshin" starring Takeru Satoh was screened in Manila in December 2012. The first part of the two-part sequel will be released here on August 20. Meanwhile, SM Cinema will also screen the live action movie of the manga "Black Butler" starting July 23.
Summary Former All Blacks halfback Piri Weepu is set to depart New Zealand rugby within months. Weepu's influence was no more keenly felt than during the 2011 Rugby World Cup triumph. As injury claimed three of the All Blacks' first five-eighths, the No 9 carried the weight of a nation.
Summary Almost 18 years ago, Cone accomplished the same feat with the Alaska franchise, with Sean Chambers and Jojo Lastimosa playing the hero's role for his team instead of Marqus Blakely and James Yap. Photos courtesy of Nikki Cone. "I'm so proud that now I can fully say I witnessed you win a GRANDSLAM again. 25 years of coaching, 18 championships, AND NOW WITH THAT 18TH -- 2 GRANDSLAMS and 2 4PEATS!!!! Winningest coach in the history of the world!!!! Love you @manilacone #proudestdaughter." - JST, GMA News.