Diageo share value lifts as net sales hit £12 billion

Charles Ireland, general manager for Great Britain, Ireland and France, attributed strong sales to a focus on building its core brands, the reserve section of the business which is in double digit growth, and "ongoing work to innovate on new and existing brands to provide United Kingdom consumers with new propositions to match their evolving tastes".

Duterte asked to retract threat

Rights groups say they are concerned that Duterte's rhetoric may give tacit approval to the military to abuse civilians. The declaration involves an inter-governmental commitment to the protection of students, teachers, schools and universities from violence during times of war.

Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, Charlie Puth Being Considered for 'American Idol' Judges

The " American Idol " revival may be close to rounding out its panel of judges. Bryan is also a sensible choice given the ABC network's relationship to country music and its stars. Meanwhile, Ryan Seacrest - who hosted the show during its run on Fox from 2002 to 2016 - was confirmed to be returning to the re-boot in his hosting position when the show makes its eagerly-anticipated comeback next year.

Senator John McCain to return to United States Senate

John McCain, on a hike, just days after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Now Trump is saluting McCain for returning to Washington, D.C., for the vote to start debate on the GOP Senate leadership's health care legislation. Doug Ducey is anxious about tens of thousands losing their health insurance. His face was pale and his cheek was bruised, and he bore a visible red scar and stitches above his left eye where doctors had removed a blood clot.

MP designó fiscal para verificar estado de salud del magistrado Ángel Zerpa

Los 33 magistrados juramentaron luego que el poder legislativo considerara ilegal la designación del anterior tribunal, que es fiel al chavismo. El primero fue el magistrado Ángel Zerpa a quien se le imputó el delito de traición a la patria este 24 de julio , por la justicia militar.

Netanyahu Vows to Shut Al-Jazeera in Israel Over Temple Mount Coverage

Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed news network Al Jazeera for inciting violence at the holy site amid tensions. "The Al-Jazeera network does not cease to incite to violence around the Temple Mount ". On Tuesday, Israel removed the metal detectors and planned on replacing them with less obtrusive surveillance. Israeli authorities closed the Al-Aqsa Mosque that is venerated by Muslims and Jews - who call the site Temple Mount - and canceled weekly Friday ...

President Buhari receives seven governors in London

The visit comes days after leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and some governors met with the President in London on Sunday. Please drop your comment! The President we saw is recuperating well and we are happy for that. The presidency, in a tweet said: "The President sends his best wishes to all Nigerians". Asked whether the President told them the likely date of his return, he said no, adding that there was no need to be too expectant, saying that the Acting President, Prof.

Jerusalem crisis could have 'catastrophic costs — United Nations envoy

Jordan said he can only leave the country after an investigation. The guard arrived back in Israel late Monday along with other embassy staff, apparently after an agreement was brokered. The crisis erupted after three Arabs killed two Israeli officers near one of the compound's gates on July 14. Israel refused to remove the detectors, claiming the security measures were similar to procedures taken at other holy sites around the world.

Vikings sign DE Griffen to a 4-year extension through 2022

The Vikings not overpaying for Griffen improves the chances that Oakland can get Mack for a more reasonable deal while still making him the highest paid defensive player to beat out Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller at $19 million per year.

Facebook pledges funding to non-profit election security group

Though Facebook is providing the initial funding for the center, it said that it hopes other participants will help the organization transition into a group with several members who share information and analysis in "critical areas of the democratic process".

Photo of elderly man feeding wife ice cream will melt your heart

Kelley and his family had just come from the pool on a sweltering, 98-degree day in Nashville, Tennessee, when he saw an elderly man gently spooning ice cream for his wife in the parking lot of a Sonic fast-food drive-through. According to the post, the man even draped a towel as he fed her ice cream. "It was a attractive display of love", wrote Kelley. Well, Brent and the elderly couple, thank you for showing the world what real love and devotion looks like.

Two State Representatives Boycott Governor's Special Session

Cassidy and Williams said they planned to perform service projects at schools around the area for each day of the special session, scheduled through Friday and again on Monday. "Why wait until Monday to send me the bill?" By then, the bill will have aged 61 days in the Senate chamber. "Either work with us on this side of the aisle for a new solution or send the bill to the governor".

Thrivent Financial For Lutherans Raises Position in Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN)

About 2.07M shares traded. Kcg Inc reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN ). It has outperformed by 17.31% the S&P500. On 5/16/2017 Patricia Mulroy, Director, sold 2,226 with an average share price of $128.08 per share and the total transaction amounting to $285,106.08.

San Francisco Police Officer Arrested On Child Porn Charges

A 10-year veteran of the Department, Enea has been charged with felony possession of child pornography and has been placed on suspension without pay. If anyone has further information on the case, they are encouraged to contact the Internal Affairs Criminal Unit at 415-882-8420.

'Dancing with the Stars' wants Sean Spicer

While he'll stay in the White House through August, Spicer was spotted in New York City on Wednesday morning, where he was reportedly meeting with several TV networks, possibly in pursuit of a post-government gig . ABC's dancing competition show has also reached out to Spicer, according to the Post source. He did, however, say "no comment, " according to Page Six .

4 dead in small plane crash on I-15 in Weber County

The plane crashed around 1 the median. The road was cleared around 4:30 p.m., according to UDOT. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Administration are investigating the cause of the crash. "Out of nowhere from the east side, a plane came swooping in and just nose-dived into the middle of the freeway", Demetropolis told the newspaper. Driver April Demetropolis was on her way to work when the plane crashed so close to her vehicle that she felt the reverberation and heat ...

'Rick and Morty,' With Adult Swim's Oddest Duo, Returns

The first episode of Rick and Morty season 3 was initially believed to be a prank pulled on behalf of the show's creators, with it only being briefly available to stream on the Adult Swim site. You should probably watch it. Check out this behind-the-scenes look at the first episode of season three. Adult Swim released a new teaser video, giving a sneak peek of the second episode titled " Rickmancing the Stone ".

Video shows police officer trapping alligator

Vargas said he learned how to properly handle alligators after visiting Hollywood's Native Village. He also trained with Gator Boys Jimmy Riffle. "Initially, I took a tour of the facility back in '04, and I thought, 'Wow, this is pretty cool".

Top NK diplomat likely to join regional security forum next month

In a press conference, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Pyongyang had been attending ARF and thus its participation in the ARF meeting here is expected. She is expected to take part in the conference and meet with various other foreign ministers, including from the other four member countries of the defunct six-party denuclearization talks - the US, China, Japan and Russian Federation.

Heat advisory in effect, severe storms possible today

It could be moving toward parts of Wyandotte County. The main threat will be damaging winds. There's a slight chance of rain early Wednesday morning and then thunderstorms and rain are possible after 10 a.m., according to the National Weather Service in Boulder.

12 rescued after boat capsizes off coast of Wareham

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape and a 45-foot boat crew from Station Cape Cod Canal launched. Scott Bacholm, a command duty officer for the Coast Guard for Southeastern New England, said the incident is a prime example of the preparation that ship captains must make before embarking on the water.

McCain to return to US Senate as health vote teeters

Senators from both sides of the aisle gave their colleague a standing ovation when he arrived on the floor to cast his vote Tuesday. Just hours before the announcement was made, McCain's colleagues expressed doubts that he'd be in the chamber in time for the vote.

Double fatal crash closes USA 50 westbound near Annapolis

When police arrived to the scene, they saw a crash, involving three vehicles, at Route 50 and Bay Dale Drive. Around 2:10 a.m, authorities responded to Route 50 at the Severn River Bridge for a report of a wrong-way driver. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Upon initial investigation, police believe the Hyundai Accent, driven by Ms. Parks, was traveling east in the left lane of westbound Rt.

SCOMN: Globe U, Minn. School Of Business Must Void Student Loans

That's the ruling the Minnesota Attorney General's Office is seeking after the state Supreme Court ruled against the schools. "Many of the students who were enrolled in loans of up to 18 percent interest have not been able to find gainful employment with their degrees and are swimming in student loan debt".

Lawyer: Teen 'broken apart' over sister's death

A lawyer appointed to defend a California teen who livestreamed a auto crash on Instagram that killed her younger sister said the 18-year-old is "broken apart" over the death. I know I'm going to jail for life, alright? This is the last thing I wanted to happen. "I killed my sister". I killed my sister. I don't f-cking care though, I'm going to hold it down.

Jon Stewart to Return to Stand-Up for HBO Specials

There is no title or date yet for Stewart's stand-up special. His satirical take on the news and politics of the day won him a legion of fans. The project was plagued by delays - the animation specials were initially supposed to be unveiled during last year's presidential election - and HBO ultimately blamed its cancellation on technical issues.

First Suspected Local Zika Case Of 2017 Turns Up In South Texas

Pasadena previously offered vector control through the public health department, but city officials decided the program did not do enough to protect against the increased threat of diseases spread by mosquito. The additional testing led to the identification of the latest infection. According to Fox News , the state continues to test pregnant women and people displaying Zika symptoms.

US Navy Ship Fires Warning Shots Near Iranian Vessel In Persian Gulf

The IRGC Navy said the USS Thunderbolt "fired two warning shots into the air with the aim of provocation and intimidation", according a statement provided to Press TV. The Revolutionary Guards accused the Americans of "provocation and intimidation" and said it was the USA ship that had approached the Iranian vessel.

Ravens QB Joe Flacco Out 3-6 Weeks With Back Injuries

But Zrebiec, citing sources , said, "it's possible Flacco is either held out of a few practices this week as he continues to recover, or takes fewer repetitions during early training camp workouts", which sounds relatively benign. The three-week time frame would would enable Flacco to return in time to make a preseason appearance. "But for him to be healthy and not to have to worry about his knee at all and getting time from day one in [organized team activities] and everything, we all feel a ...

Kashmir Separatism Founder Shabir Shah Arrested for Terror Funding

Shah's arrest came a day after Altaf and others - Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Shahid-ul-Islam, Mehrajuddin Kalwal, Nayeem Khan and Farooq Ahmed Dar - were arrested by the NIA from the valley in a separate case of terror funding there. Shabir Shah was arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday night on charges of money laundering. During an interrogation, Wani revealed that the money he possessed was funded from Pakistan.

Stone-pelting incidents in Kashmir have reduced drastically this year, says CRPF

Hence the efforts of the law-breakers, stone-pelters and violent mobs are effectively blocked and pelting has gone down", Bhatnagar told reporters during the CRPF's 78th Raising Day celebrations. The CRPF also said that it has killed 75 militants, including top commanders of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hizbul Mujahideen and Jaish-e-Mohammed, and apprehended 252 others in Jammu and Kashmir this year.

Rihanna Meets with French President Emmanuel Macron!

Rihanna Turns Heads in Pink Feathered Look at " Valerian " Premiere in Paris: Pics! Rihanna stopped by to discuss her nonprofit organization, the Clara Lionel Foundation , and ask for the support of the French government in helping nurture education on a global scale.

Swedish PM removes two ministers in data scandal, opposition wants more

He said the heads of the interior and infrastructure ministries had requested to leave but that defence minister Peter Hultqvist will remain in the cabinet because the no-confidence proposal against him was unfounded. It was not immediately clear if the opposition parties would change their no-confidence motion against Hultqvist. "I looked at several alternatives, and I chose the best one for the country", Lofven said.

Twin boys, 3, dead in Melville drowning accident

Chopper footage shows that the pool, which was allegedly to closed for the season, was full of murky green water at the time of the incident. NBC News has identified the twin boys as Nicholas and Anthony Aurilia, and said the boys, both autistic, are believed to have slipped out the back door of the home while their mother was sleeping.

MS police officers kill man at wrong house

Wells denied that Lopez-Rodriguez had a gun, saying that his law firm would be conducting an investigation into the shooting. Documents show that Tate County had a warrant out for one Samuel Pearman who was wanted for domestic assault. The family's legal council said during a news conference Wednesday that the door was not cracked and that there were 3 bullet holes that went in through the door and out the back of the house.

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