This Week CocaCola ATT and Starbucks results

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:Flat CokeWall Street expects Coca-Cola will report that its earnings stagnated in the second quarter while its revenue grew. Analysts surveyed by FactSet estimate that the Atlanta-based maker of Coke, Sprite, Minute Maid and other beverages made 61 cents per share in the period, the same as a year earlier. Coca-Cola reports quarterly results on Tuesday.Static on the lineShares in AT&T have been mostly flat since April, when the second-largest wireless carrier after Verizon said it had lost almost 630,000 video customers in the first quarter. The Dallas-based company also owns HBO and DirectTV. Analysts expect its profit slipped in the second quarter, even as revenue increased. AT&T reports quarterly results on Wednesday.Strong coffeeCoffee chain Starbucks is expected to report a jump in profit when it reports its third quarter results on Thursday. Wall Street forecasts Starbucks’ profit rose to 72 cents a share in the period, up from 62 cents a year earlier. In April Starbucks raised its full year profit outlook, saying that while the number of transactions stagnated in the second quarter, customers were spending more per order.The Associated Press read more

Presentation of handball across the USA

Another successful handball presentation took place at Robert Frost Middle School inGranada Hills, Calif. on Monday.Even though Frost Middle School is only the third demonstration this year for the USATH Los Angeles staff, there is an interesting trend emerging among SouthernCalifornia middle school students and handball.As soon as the students file into the gym at least one of them always asks, “What are we playing? Are we playing indoor soccer today?”“Nope, we are playing handball,” USATH answers.“Handball? What’s that? Why can’t we play soccer?” says the student.Before the series of questioning continues much further, all the students are settleddown on the gym floor, curious and waiting to find out about this unfamiliar sport.Students listen as a brief history and the rules of the game are carefully explained.All attention is focused on the middle of the court as student volunteers make their wayto the 6-meter line and are shown how to form a defensive wall. It’s not until CoachJulio Sainz demonstrates how to do a jump shot over the defense, that the studentsreally get excited, expressing their enthusiasm with loud applause and hollering.At this point, there is no more talk of wanting to play indoor soccer.The rest of the class time is devoted to having fun playing handball. Frost Middle School, in particular, had several talented athletes, not to mention an unusually highnumber of southpaws, all of whom caught onto the sport quickly.Positive feedback about handball from Southern California students and teachersis overwhelming and exciting for the future of the sport here on the west coast.“I really like this sport,” said a student smiling as he left the gym on Monday.The next demonstration will be at Rancho Pico Jr. High School in Stevenson Ranch,Calif, Monday Oct. 25.Text source – ← Previous Story HBL: THW Kiel won in the old Derby of North Next Story → Al-Ahly wins Arabian Club Championship Handball in USAUSA handball read more