Orange Profits Plunge But Sees Upturn – Yahoo News

Orange, a leading international telecom operator, also said in a results statement that it was pursuing “a policy of selective acquisitions by concentrating on markets in which it is already present.” The French telecom market is in turmoil following the emergence of Free as a national low-cost operator, largely thanks to a capacity contract with Orange which sparked a price war. Orange has suffered from losing customers to competitors, but the half-year statement said that the fall of sales had slowed down and that signs of improvement in the first quarter had continued in the second quarter. This was the case in its home market in France, but also in Belgium, Poland, and in services to businesses. Business was growing strongly in the Africa and Middle East region, it said. The fall of sales in France slowed to 4.7 percent in the first half from a fall of 6.9 percent in the same period of last year. http://news.yahoo.com/orange-profits-plunge-sees-upturn-103733777.html

Man accused of sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl – FOX 32 News Chicago

Updated: Monday, July 28 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:03:00 GMT A 13-year-old boy was killed and at least 26 others including a 3-year-old boy have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening. A 13-year-old boy was killed and at least 26 others including a 3-year-old boy have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening. Monday, July 28 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:04:20 GMT There were a set of competing protests in the Loop Monday. There were a set of competing protests in the Loop Monday. Updated: Monday, July 28 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:32:53 GMT One person is dead and an officer wounded after a police-involved shooting in the Bucktown neighborhood early Monday, officials said. http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/26129872/man-accused-of-sexually-assaulting-12-year-old-girl

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Amedisys Announces New $70 Million Second Lien Credit Facility And Amendment To Senior Secured Credit Facility – Yahoo Finance

The interest rate of the second lien term loan is priced at LIBOR plus 7.5% with a 1.0% LIBOR floor. More details on the facility will be provided in the company’s SEC filing 10-Q on July 30, 2014. Ronald A. LaBorde, president and interim chief executive officer of Amedisys, Inc. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/amedisys-announces-70-million-second-110000847.html

Kingfisher 10-week Sales Slightly Up, Like-for-like Sales Down; Stock Drops

In the Other International business, which includes Poland, Spain, Russia and China, sales advanced 4.7 percent, but LFL sales dropped 1.8 percent. On April 3, Kingfisher said it had entered into exclusive negotiations with the principal shareholders of home improvement retailer Mr Bricolage to acquire their shareholding. The company today confirmed a binding agreement reached with these principal shareholders. A mandatory offer will be made to acquire the shares held by the minority shareholders at the agreed price per share of 15 euros. The remainder of the process is expected to be completed around the end of Kingfisher’s 2014/15 financial year. http://www.rttnews.com/story.aspx?Id=2355219

Amelia Earhart’s 1935 Story on Becoming First to Fly From Hawaii to California

Such a propeller works as does the high and low gearshift in an automobile. The pilot takes off in the “low,” climbs to the altitude at which he wishes to fly, then shifts into “high,” for speed in level flight, or moderate climb. And so it goes through all the intricate phases of getting ready a flight. Three Routes Charted Under preparation, in addition to mechanical detail should be considered personnel. Pilots and mechanics and all others concerned should be experienced and physically and mentally fit. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140727-amelia-earhart-history-flight-airplanes-adventure-explorer/