You OK, Sis? Why Those Three Words Can Save a Woman?s Life - Yahoo News
During the last 6 years, Liberty Global has been striving to extensively penetrate the European pay-TV industry with its bundled video, voice and Internet (data) services. The European markets are still relatively untapped for this unique triple-play offering. However, growing popularity of online video streaming services and the evolving platform of Internet TV have changed the scenario radically. The market dynamics are gradually shifting toward content producers from cable TV operators as TV shows and films can be watched from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
There were far more brothers who were supportive of what were trying to do. While it would be nice to get men who harass women to change their behavior, Jones isnt focusing on them. The bottom line is that a lot of the ways in which men have been taught to approach women has been problematic, she says. Men are taught to believe that women are perpetually accessible to them, and its hard to take no for an answer. Instead of correcting an aggressive mans behavior, Jones advises bystanders to redirect their attention to the victim. Some strategies for those looking to intervene include getting into the line of sight of a harasser so he knows hes being watched, asking the victim a nonthreatening questionsuch as inquiring about directionsto let her know she isnt alone, or causing a disruption that will put the harasser on alert. Because street harassment can quickly turn violentas with the experience of this woman who was stabbed in San Francisco, or this teen in the U.K.
Will Discover Financial (DFS) Beat Earnings Estimates Again? - Analyst Blog - NASDAQ.com
Notably, the acquisition of NetSpend in Jul 2013 added to the 16.7% contribution to total top-line growth from acquisitions in 2013, up from 1.8% in 2012, while also recording over 20% growth in direct deposit active cards and gross dollar volumes (GDV) in 2013 and first-quarter 2014. The benefits of integrating NetSpend is also reflected in the company's modest top-line and adjusted EBITDA guidance of 17-20% in 2014, both up from the 2013-levels. Conversely, the acquisition has increased the operating expenses and borrowing costs due to the debt raised to fund it. Moreover, risks from higher expenses, debt, currency fluctuations, discontinued operations in Japan and minimal synergies from NetSpend continue to linger. These factors have not only deterred share buybacks and margins' expansion, as witnessed in the past few quarters, but also impelled management to project operating earnings per share of 10-12% in 2014. The guidance is noticeably lower than 18% growth recorded in 2013. We believe that the timely reduction in debt will likely support efficient capital deployment going forward.
Will Total System (TSS) Q2 Earnings Surprise This Season? - Analyst Blog - NASDAQ.com
An improvement in consumer spending, wallet share and credit quality trends are expected to lead to a positive earnings surprise in the quarter. Additionally, the introduction of new interest fixed and variable interest rates on student loan applications in the past quarter is expected to draw a greater number of students, thereby increasing Discover Financial's student loan originations. Moreover, the merchant acquiring agreement in association with Bangkok Bank should contribute positively to earnings. This is because the deal enables Bangkok Bank's merchants to accept Diners Club International, Discover, BC Global, DinaCard and RuPay cards - all coming under the Discover Global Network The positive trend is seen in the trailing four-quarter average surprise of 4.46%, which was greatly aided by the 4.80% surprise in the last reported quarter. This was possible because Discover Financial was successful in increasing student loan originations and expanding its international foothold.