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Foot Locker jumps 23% after saying it expects to report a surprise profit in the 2nd quarter (FL)

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Shares of Foot Locker surged as much as 23% in premarket trading Monday after the company said it expects to report a surprise profit in the second quarter. 

Foot Locker announced on Monday that in the second quarter ending August 1, comparable store sales jumped around 18%. In addition, diluted earnings for the quarter are expected to be between 38 cents and 42 cents per share, compared with 55 cents per share last year. 

The company is scheduled to report its second-quarter earnings on Friday, August 21, before market open. 

“As we continued to reopen stores throughout the quarter, we saw a strong customer response to our assortments, which we believe was aided by pent-up demand and the effect of fiscal stimulus,” said Richard Johnson, CEO of Foot Locker, in a press release. “This fueled our in-store sales and also drove continued momentum across our digital channels.” 

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The earnings include pre-tax charges of about $19 million “related to the wind down of the Runners Point banner and the Eastbay restructuring,” the company said in a press release. It also includes about $18 million for “costs incurred in connection with the recent social unrest.” 

Foot Locker withdrew its full-year fiscal guidance in March amid the coronavirus pandemic and the start

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Manfaat Yang Bisa Dirasakan Dari Pemakaian Baking Soda

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Baking soda

Bakingg soda tentu bukan nama zat yang asing. Apalagi anda para ibu rumah tangga yang rajin berkreasi di dapur pasti kenal dengan bahan pengembang kue berikut ini. Tapi tahukah anda, bahwa produk dengan butiran berwarna putih mirip garam ini ternyata memiliki banyak manfaat untuk kesehatan tubuh?

Baking soda memiliki kandungan zat kimia yaitu berupa natrium bikarbonat atau natrium bikarbonat. Bahan ini bekerja dengan menghasilkan gelembung karbondioksida, ini yang membuat saat diberi baking soda. Lalu apa manfaatnya bagi tubuh? Simak berikut ini.

Membersihkan Mulut

Baking soda ternyata ampuh untuk dijadikan bahan berkumur saat membersihkan bagian mulut. Berkumur dengan baking soda bisa membantu menyegarkan mulut karena sifatnya antibakteri dan antimikroba. Anda bisa mencampurkan setengah sendok teh soda kue ke dalam segelas air hangat. Lalu kumur gunakan air larutan tersebut.

Memutihkan Gigi

Ternyata baking soda tidak bisa digunakan untuk memutihkan gigi. Anda bisa menggunakan soda kue yang dicampur dengan air. Lalu sikat gigi anda dengan campuran baking soda ini. bahkan juga ingin lebih praktis Anda bisa membeli pasta gigi yang didalamnya terkandung soda kue. Pasta gigi yang mengandung soda kue tentu lebih ampuh untuk memutihkan gigi.

Mengurangi Masalah Pencernaan

Bahan ini ternyata bisa meringankan saat Anda mengalami sakit perut. ketika mengalami sakit di bagian perut maka gunakan air putih yang sudah diberi baking soda sebanyak seperempat teh. Soda kue ini nantinya bisa membantu mengurangi kondisi asam di dalam perut. Namun anda harus hati-hati Karena tidak semua masalah pencernaan yang disebabkan oleh kondisi asam. Jika anda merasa sakit maka sebaiknya langsung konsultasi pada ahlinya.… Read More

Ingin Membeli Airpod? Ketahui Dulu 6 Hal Penting Tentangnya

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Airpod adalah produk dari Apple yang merupakan teknologi untuk membuat para penggunanya bisa menggunakan earphone dengan cara yang lebih praktis dan simpel. Apalagi iPhone semakin berkembang dari waktu ke waktu dan tidak mendukung fitur headphone jack 3.5 mm. Jadi memang keberadaan airpod untuk para pengguna iPhone cukup penting meski memiliki harga yang mahal.

Airpod adalah solusi bagi semua para pengguna karena memiliki banyak fitur fitur unik yang bisa dinikmati. Untuk pembelian airpod dengan harga yang terjangkau Anda bisa membelinya di marketplace Blibli.

Namun sebelum membeli perangkat audio wireless ini, Anda harus mengetahui beberapa hal penting seputar barang elektronik tersebut. Simak berikut ini.

Perangkat Pendukung Airpod

Airpod ini merupakan earphone nirkabel yang terkoneksi langsung dengan bluetooth. Beberapa perangkat yang mendukung airpods adalah komputer ponsel hingga pemutar musik yang juga memiliki teknologi bluetooth. Namun di sisi lain penggunaan fitur perangkat ini pada generasi pertama maka anda harus menggunakan layanan yang lebih terbaru, seperti macOS terbaru, iOS terbaru, watchOS 3 terbaru, dan tvOS terbaru pula.

Sama halnya jika anda pengguna perangkat ini di generasi kedua maka harus menggunakan layanan yang terbaru pula. Untuk diketahui perangkat Android tidak bisa dikoneksikan dengan airpod. Hanya saja fitur mode koneksi cepat dan siri tidak bisa digunakan pada perangkat Android.

Kekuatan Baterai Airpod

Nyatanya perangkat ini membutuhkan baterai agar bisa digunakan. Untuk Airpod generasi pertama dan kedua , waktu pakainya bisa hingga 5 jam. Sementara untuk battery case bisa untuk mengisi baterai, agar airpod bisa digunakan hingga 24 jam lamanya. Untuk pengisian 15 menit dengan battery charging case … Read More

Technology The Future of Charitable Organisations

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Recent observations about the charity sector have led to some concerns about its future. Some reports have shown that the voluntary sector will lose 3.3 billion of government funding by the year 2015. Annual research carried out by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Charities Aid Foundation has shown that the proportion of people donating money has fallen in the last year from 58% to 55%. The typical amount given by individuals and the estimated total amount of money donated have also decreased in 2011/12. No organisation can stand still, they all have to evolve and develop as society changes. These observations show that charitable organisations will have to think carefully about the future and work out how best to ‘move with the times’. Embracing technology and the internet is an important way that charities can move forward.

It has been estimated that currently over half of the mobile phone-using population of the United Kingdom are using some form of smartphone. Technology has become engrained in everyday life and should be utilised by non-profit and charitable organisations – not just to spread their message but to carry out projects and events. One of the simplest ways that charities can improve awareness of their cause is through social media. Twitter and Facebook, amongst others, can be useful ways of connecting with supporters, sometimes in a one-to-one fashion. Supporters ‘re-tweeting’ and ‘liking’ posts can quickly spread ideas and charitable messages to new audiences.

Fundraising has also started to change as … Read More

10 High-Risk Trends in The Payments Industry

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Cybercrime and other risks in payments can’t be left in ignorance in the modern financial world. Payment services providers very often come across hindrance on their way towards growth. Often, these obstacles result in card brand fines. Read below to know more about the top high risk trends and high risk merchant accounts in payments.

High Risk Merchant Accounts & Payment Trends 

The payments industry is quite dynamic: it goes on expanding and developing with rapid advances. Digital payments and transaction volumes are increasing all over the world.

The modern corporate sector is changing with the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and online payment methods. 2019 was an exceptional year in this regard. The same is anticipated this year as well. However, growth comes with a number of challenges: this rapidly growing sector is accompanied by a number of risks resulting in card brand fines.

Here’re the main high risk trends that payment specialists should know so to avoid BRAM & GBPP fines. These abbreviations stand for MasterCard’s Business Risk Assessment and Mitigation and Visa’s Global Brand Protection Program. So, let’s see:

  1. Get-rich-quick schemes
  2. Gambling
  3. Hateful/harmful brands
  4. Decorative Contact lenses
  5. Anabolic steroids
  6. Illicit massages
  7. Drop-shipping
  8. Unauthorized aggregation
  9. DNP
  10. Apetamin

What’s more, credit card processors should pay special attention to the risks associated with:

  • Reputational harm
  • Increased risks of chargebacks
  • Legal difficulties such as government intervention

In addition, some believe the coronavirus has the potential to make the adoption of digital payments, as well as cash and checks faster.… Read More