Using a large sample of non-financial firms, we compute and analyze i the relative cost of equity of firms that use derivatives and those that do not; and ii the change in cost of equity experienced by firms initiating derivatives programs. We find that the cost of equity of derivatives users is lower than non-users by basis points. Our results are robust to specifications that account for potential endogeneity related to a firm's derivatives use and capital structure decisions.
West Virginia Del. Stephen Skinner D-Shepherdstown is the first openly gay person elected to the state legislature. Photo courtesy of Stephen Skinner.
Terry Gross. McCauley's novel, My Ex-Life, is a comedy about a couple whose marriage ended years ago when the husband came out as gay. Originally broadcast June 20,
Presents an all-hazards approach for principles, practices, and guidelines in water utility emergency planning. Ebook Library. ProQuest Ebook Central.
Stephen Porta serial killer who was found guilty of murdering four young men, has lodged an appeal against his convictions. The year-old was sentenced to life in jail after being found guilty of sexual offences against seven living victims and murdering four others. Port met his victims using online dating services including Grindr and plied them with drinks spiked with fatal amounts of the drug GHB to rape them while they were unconscious, before dumping their bodies near his east London flat.
Attorney Stephen D. Gay appeals from the decision of the district court confirming a bankruptcy judge's order to produce certain corporate records in Gay's possession. Gay had been the pre-bankruptcy attorney for Richard C.
In this op-ed, an anonymous employee of the luxury fitness chain condemns the decision of its chairman. On Tuesday night I, like many of you, learned that some guy named Stephen Ross happens to own the parent company of Equinox — the company that I work for — and that he made a voluntary choice to permanently and irrevocably damage the Equinox name. I share these feelings with many of my Equinox coworkers.
Gay comedian Stephen K Amos was ready to confront Pope Francis over homosexuality before a "life-changing" conversation. Amos grew up in a believing household but has never felt the need for organised faith, which made him feel like he did not belong either in a religious community, or in a potential afterlife. The stand-up star was given an audience with Francis and braced himself for dismissive answers from the papal leader, who he believes is a progressive exception to the religious rule. But Amos has said his meeting with Francis was life-changing and has given him "faith in human beings".
God's Beauty Parlor opens the Bible to the contested body of critical commentary on sex and sexuality known as queer theory and to masculinity studies. Through a series of dazzling rereadings staged not only in God's beauty parlor, but also in God's boudoir, locker room, and war room, the author pursues the themes of homoeroticism, masculinity, beauty, and violence through such texts as the Song of Songs, the Gospels, the Letter to the Romans, and the Book of Revelation. He ponders such matters as the curious place of the Song of Songs in the history of sexuality, or how an apparent paean to male-female love became a pretext for literary cross-dressing for legions of male Jewish and Christian commentators; Jesus' face and physique in relation to ideologies of beauty, ranging from the patristic era, when the "earthly" Jesus was regularly represented as ugly, to the contemporary global culture industry, with its trademark equation of looks with worth; the gendered and sexual substratum of Paul's doctrine of salvation embedded in his most influential epistle—not least his gendering of righteousness as masculine and sin as feminine; and the intimate imbrication of masculinity and mass death in Revelation, a book about war making men making war-making men.