La Senza's Q2 Up 12.2%
La Senza Corp says that good lingerie sales helped the business back to
profitability during the second quarter.
Second-quarter net earnings were $2.1 million compared to a loss of $1.6m in
the same period last year, with six-month net earnings totaling $3.8m compared to a loss of $5.8m a year ago.
Sales for the second quarter grew 12.2% to $97.0m compared to $86.4m last year, while first-half sales
compared to $157.4m a year ago.
Same-store sales for the second quarter rose 8.2% from last year and six-month same-store sales rose 9.1%.
Chief executive officer Irving Teitelbaum said: "These encouraging results are
an excellent lead-in to the last half of the year where traditionally we achieve
the major portion of our sales volume."
La Senza Corporation operates approximately 299 corporate owned stores under the La Senza, Silk & Satin, and La Senza Girl
stores as well as 248 independently owned La Senza and La Senza Girl stores.
A model displays lingerie maker Triumph International's new
Hanshin Tigers bra, commemorating the Japanese baseball team's
70th anniversary, in Tokyo.
New Use For Bra
A teenage girl used her bra to tame a sex-crazed pony which was causing havoc on a busy road.
Debbie Rolfe gave up her underwear to help her mum capture the tiny Appaloosa and return him safely to his field.
Mum Fiona put the cups of the bra over the pony's eyes to blinker him and used the straps to restrain him.
The Appaloosa pony had been driven wild by desire for a bay mare.
But he had two major problems. The mare was much bigger than him. And it was in a field on the other side of the road.
The undaunted pony decided to try to make it across the road to reach his lust object - causing chaos among drivers.
But fortunately Debbie and her mum, who keeps ponies herself, came on the scene to help out.
Fiona said "Debbie's bra is in a right state now, but it did actually prove successful. We spotted the pony so my husband stopped the car and we alerted other road users, but we didn't have anything to catch it with.
"My daughter said, 'Do you want to use my bra?' So we used that. It meant we could stop it running up and down the road - he was obviously very excited."
The pony's owner was contacted and shepherded the animal home.
Debbie said: "We needed something to tie it up with and keep it under control and the only thing we had was my bra.
"We looked in the boot of the car for some rope but we didn't have any.
"I was really only joking when I suggested that we should use my bra to round the pony up.
"But mum took it up, so we used the bra. The cups were like blinkers which you use for horses, so it worked well."
Man Arrested Trying to Smuggle
Porn in Underwear
Border agents arrested a Malaysian man who tried to smuggle suspected pornographic video disks in his underwear into Singapore.
Officers did a full-body search of the man after he was allegedly caught with contraband cigarettes at a border crossing with Malaysia.
While frisking the man, police found two video CDs and two DVDs in his underwear. The videos were described as "suspected to be uncensored and obscene."
Immigration authorities handed over the suspected drugs to the Central Narcotics Bureau while the disks were referred to police for further investigation.
Singapore bans the sale and possession of pornography. Importing pornography carries a one-year prison sentence upon conviction for a first offense. Possession of pornography carries a six-month prison sentence upon conviction for a first offense.
It is not immediately clear when the man would be charged.
How To Tell If You Need
To Pray At Work
co-worker comes in a little too happy singing "good morning" to everyone and you think, "Somebody
needs to slap the s#@! out of her"...You need to pray at work.
-When someone comes in and announces, "office meeting in 5 minutes," and you think, "what the f*&% do they
want now?"..... You need to pray at work.
-When your computer is mysteriously turned off and you want to say, "which
one of you sons of b*&^%$# turned off my computer?"..... You need to pray at work.
-When you and a co-worker are discussing something, and a third person comes in and says, "well at my last
office...," and you want to throw a stapler at him...... You need to pray at work.
-When you hear a co-worker call your name and the first thing that crosses your
mind is, "what the h*&^ does she want now?" and you try to hide underneath
your desk......... You need to pray at work.
-When you are asked to stay late and help do someone else's work and the first
thing that pops in your head is, "both of y'all can kiss my a@@!!".... You need
to pray at work.
-When you're in the elevator and it stops to pick up someone who stood for five
minutes waiting for the darn thing only to go DOWN one floor, and you say "that lazy b*&%$#"...... You need to pray at work.
-When you take some vacation time and come back to find a mountain of paperwork sitting on your desk because
no one else would do it and you think, "sorry a## M#$^%F%&#s"....... You need to pray at work.
-If you have ever thought about poisoning, choking, punching, slapping or flattening someone's tires that
you work with...... You need to pray at work.
-If you avoid saying more than hello or how are you doing to someone because
you know it's going to lead to their life story .......You need to pray at work.
If you know all the words that have been bleeped out....You need to pray at work! :0)
Banned From Scilly
A British man who raided bedrooms and washing lines on the remote Isles of Scilly to amass a collection of women's underwear has been banned from the islands for seven years.
Andrew Stephan, 42, was sentenced to 150 hours of community service for each of the 10 counts of theft to which he pleaded guilty. He was ordered to pay more than 1,000 pounds ($1,800) in costs.
The judge also barred Stephan from visiting the Isles of Scilly, off England's southwest tip, or entering a house without invitation for seven years.
The man stole 160 pairs of panties and various sex toys from homes on the isles' main island of St. Mary's, where crime is uncommon and doors are left unlocked.
Passing sentence, the judge said Stephan had broken the long-standing trust unique to small communities like St. Mary's.
Stashes of women's underwear were found in the house that Stephan once shared with his estranged wife when her new boyfriend pried apart floorboards looking for water pipes.
Over the next few days he lifted hatches set into the floor to search other parts of the loft space and found more, plus sex toys and photographs. Underwear continued to turn up around the house and in the garden shed over the next few months.
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