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Redskins on top of NFC East after narrow win over Cowboys

Redskins on top of NFC East after narrow win over Cowboys

Sports
The Dallas Cowboys' chance to end their road woes clanged off the left upright and fell away as time expired. Kicker Brett Maher missed a 52-yard field goal on the final play and Washington held on to a 20-17 victory over Dallas on Sunday at FedEx Field. Maher first lined up for a 47-yard attempt, but Washington jumped across the line of scrimmage and the officials called a snap infraction on Cowboys' deep snapper L.P. Ladouceur. The call against Ladouceur will be one of many things Dallas coaches, players and fans revisit after the Cowboys (3-4) fell to 0-4 on the road this season. Dallas was trying to erase a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Dak Prescott ran one yard for a touchdown to cut the Redskins' lead to three points. His TD capped a 12-play, 74-yard driv...
Ahead of earnings, Weatherford sells off Middle East rigs

Ahead of earnings, Weatherford sells off Middle East rigs

Business
July 12 (UPI) -- Ahead of its second quarter earnings report, drilling services company Weatherford said it sold off Middle East assets for $ 287.5 million. A regional subsidiary of Weatherford International sold off its drilling operations in Algeria, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, along with two idled land rigs in Iraq, to regional services provider ADES International Holding for $ 287.5 million. Through the agreement, ADES more than doubles its payroll count and adds 31 rigs and related contracts to its portfolio. "This landmark transaction significantly expands ADES' total fleet and more than doubles its operational fleet, in line with our strategy of executing smart acquisitions, alongside building our backlog and participation in tenders," ADES CEO Mohamed Farouk said in a statement. ADE...
East Coast train line to be put into public control

East Coast train line to be put into public control

Business
Media playback is unsupported on your device Rail services on the East Coast Main Line are being brought back under government control, following the failure of the current franchise.Operators Stagecoach and Virgin Trains will hand over control from 24 June.The Department for Transport will run the service until a new public-private partnership can be appointed in 2020.Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said it would smooth the transition to a new operator, but critics said it was evidence of private sector failure.Mr Grayling said the franchise had failed because Stagecoach and Virgin Trains had "got their bid wrong", overestimating the profitability of the line.It is the third time in a just over a decade that the government has called a hal...
Roundup: Houston Astros keep Boston Red Sox from clinching AL East

Roundup: Houston Astros keep Boston Red Sox from clinching AL East

Sports
BOSTON -- The Houston Astros kept Boston's champagne on ice and also kept their own hopes for home-field advantage throughout the American League playoffs alive with a 3-2 decision over the Red Sox on Friday night. Houston's second straight win over the Red Sox kept Boston's magic number for clinching the American League East at one, with the New York Yankees winning earlier in the day to stay alive. Still, one Boston win or one New York loss and the Red Sox have their second straight AL East title. The Astros remained one game behind the Cleveland Indians for the league's best record, a deficit that was in reality two games because Cleveland owns the tiebreaker thanks to a 5-1 season series win. Alex Bregman had an RBI single and two-run homer among his three hits and Charlie Morton (14-7...
SBI to teach bankers from South East Asian countries

SBI to teach bankers from South East Asian countries

Finance
KOLKATA: State Bank of India is planning to throw open its new banking personnel training institute for employees of other banks in India and other South East Asian countries. The institute will impart leadership training to people in the mid-managemnet level and above with thrust on risk mitigation, banking regulation and technology. The focus will be on action-based and result-oriented research and capacity building, chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya said. Addressing the media after inaugurating the institute she said the economy may rebound in another couple of quarters and banks need recapitalization soon to participate in growth. "Plans are getting off the table with a number of infrastructure projects being tendered out. Growth should come in a quarter or two," Bhattacharya said. ...