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International News on July 20, 2012

  • The Olympic flag is being raised above Downing Street, the official residence of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The 2012 London Olympics will be held during July 27 to August 12, 2012. The flag will be replaced later with Paralympic flag during the Paralympic Games from August 29 to September 9, 2012. The International Olympic Committee, the London Organising Committee and Westminister Council granted permission for the flag to be hoisted over Downing Street.

  • Vigil held to mourn victims of Denver shooting
    More than 1000 mourners attended a Friday evening Mass to mourn the death of 12 killed in Denver shooting Andhra News

    Barack Obama extends warmest wishes to Muslims at the start of Ramadan
    President Barack Obama extends his warmest wishes on the start of holy month of Ramadan Andhra News

    President Obama pays tribute to Denver shooting tragedy victims
    Scheduled to speak at a campaign event at Ft. Myers, Fla, Obama centers his speak about the tragedy instead Andhra News

    Iraqis in Syria evacuated by air; Syrian security chief dies of wounds
    Civil war in Syria escalates Andhra News

    US Muslims begin fasting Friday marking Ramadan month
    Muslims in United States began fasting Friday marking the start of the Ramadan holy month Andhra News

    Army makes gains in Damascus as clashes in Syria escalates
    Over 310 dead in Syrian fighting on Thursday alone; Thousands are reported leaving the country Andhra News

    Denver movie theatre massacre kills at least 12; Over 50 injured
    At least 14 killed and 50 others injured in a shooting at a movie theatre in Denver Andhra News

    30 million Indonesians begin Ramadan fast
    Indonesian Muslims owing allegiance to Muhammadiyah group begin fasting on Friday Andhra News

    New Chief Executive Officer for Menicon Holdings B. V.
    Menicon Co., Ltd., Japan's largest contact lens producer, today announced the appointment of seasoned executive Anatole Diep as the new CEO of Menicon Holdings B. V. (MHBV), the European headquarters and subsidiary based in Emmen, the Netherlands. Business Wire India

    SES : H1 2012 Financial Results on Friday, 27 July 2012
    Business Wire India

    Dow Corning President and CEO Robert D. Hansen’s Response to China Ministry of Commerce Proceedings on U.S. Polysilicon
    EDITOR’S NOTE: The following statement can be attributed to Robert D. Hansen, president and CEO, Dow Corning Corporation, the majority shareholder of Hemlock Semiconductor Group. Business Wire India

    Digital River Enables Merchants to Directly Market, Sell and Distribute Products through Windows 8 Metro Style Apps
    Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV), the revenue growth experts in global cloud commerce, announced the expansion of its App Practice™ commerce suite Business Wire India

    Missionary Travel Insurance Provides Peace of Mind During International Travel
    HCC Medical Insurance Services, LLC (HCCMIS) has announced the launch of their Missionary Travel Insurance campaign. Mission trips are life-changing experiences, and HCCMIS now offers missionaries assistance in planning for an extended trip abroad. Business Wire India

    The Estée Lauder Companies Names Tracey T. Travis Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE: EL) has announced the appointment of Tracey T. Travis as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. She will jointly report to William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman and Fabrizio Freda, President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Travis will assume her new position on August 20, 2012. Business Wire India

    i2c's Payments Platform Now Servicing Consumers in 216 Countries & Territories
    i2c, Inc., a provider of payment processing and emerging commerce solutions, has announced that its issuing processing platform, MCP, now processes payment transactions for consumers in 216 countries and territories Business Wire India

    Taro Special Committee Rejects Proposal from Sun Pharma
    Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TARO) (“Taro”) has announced that the Special Committee of its Board of Directors unanimously rejected the October 18, 2011 unsolicited, non-binding offer from Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Reuters: SUN Business Wire India

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