IPL 2020: Bangladesh Cricket Board deny NOC to pacer Mustafizur Rahman 2020/09/06 07:21:46 Scroll
Bangladesh’s tour of Sri Lanka in October and November this year has been cited as the reason for the refusal.
Here's why Mustafizur Rahman will not play IPL 2020 despite being approached by Mumbai Indians, KKR 2020/09/05 05:03:46 Times Now
Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders had approached Mustafizur Rahman for IPL 2020 but the pacer was denied NOC from the Bangladesh Cricket Board.
Morocco, Netherlands, India, UAE to buy Longbow Fire Control Radars 2020/09/04 18:34:09 United Press International
Longbow Limited, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, won a $164.6 million contract to equip foreign Apache helicopters with radar units.
NASA just fired up its SLS booster for the first time and, well, wow 2020/09/03 22:34:28 BGR
NASA successfully fired its solid rocket booster that will be part of the Space Launch System rocket. The test was conducted in Utah at the facilities of manufacturer Northrop Grumman. The program has been plagued with delays and cost overruns since its inception. The Space Launch System is NASA's biggest bet on the future of space exploration. It's a rocket platform capable of propelling missions (including crewed missions) to the Moon, Mars, and perhaps beyond. It's struggled with delays and budget woes in recent years but things seem to finally be coming together, and NASA was able to broadcast the test firing of one of the SLS solid rocket boosters this week in Utah. The booster, which will be one of two that will help push spacecraft up and out of Earth's atmosphere, needed to do two things during the testing. First, it had to actually light up. Second, it had to not blow up. It managed to complete both of those objectives. The test was relatively brief, but when you have boosters as powerful as these you don't really have to fire them for all that long.
NASA just fired up the most powerful rocket booster ever built — a key part of its Space Launch System to return humans to the moon 2020/09/02 23:45:00 Business Insider
Summary List Placement With a spark, a burst of flames, and a thunderous roar on Wednesday, NASA completed a pivotal test of a rocket booster expected to power a return to the moon. The 176-foot boosters being tested — which NASA calls "the largest, most powerful boosters ever built for flight" — are part of the agency's Space Launch System (SLS), which it intends to use to fly astronauts to the lunar surface. It's part of a larger program called Artemis: a roughly $30 billion effort to put boots back on the moon for the first time since the 1970s. Wednesday's test involved a booster prototype built by Northrop Grumman, one of several private companies NASA has contracted to build the 365-foot-tall SLS. The prototype rumbled to life at 3:05 p.m. ET, at the company's testing facility in the hills of Promontory, Utah. It belched out an estimated 3.6 million pounds of thrust, blasting the desert with fire, smoke, and sand for 126 seconds — the exact amount of time it'd have to work during a real flight. "The results are looking really good so far, [but] it takes us a while to dissect the information," Charlie Precourt , Northrop Grumman's vice president of propulsion systems, said during a post-test call with reporters.
Amount of plastic in Atlantic 'massively underestimated' 2020/08/18 19:40:00 Evening Standard
There is "massively" more plastic in the Atlantic Ocean than previously thought, a new study has claimed. The research, by the UK's National Oceanography Centre (NOC), claims that there may be 12 to 21 million tonnes of three of the most common types of microplastic floating in a relatively small section of the ocean.
Buybacks Storm Back: Here Are The Companies Announcing A Return To Stock Repurchases 2020/08/18 14:20:00 Zero Hedge
Buybacks Storm Back: Here Are The Companies Announcing A Return To Stock Repurchases Tyler Durden Tue, 08/18/2020 - 10:20 Three months ago, we showed that contrary to conventional wisdom and corporate reps and warranties that buybacks had been put on hold for the duration of the covid pandemic, not only were companies still repurchasing their shares but it was the tech names - those who have stormed higher since the March lows - that were the biggest culprits. Then, about two months after we first unveiled Wall Street's worst kept secret, the Financial Times also noticed that Corporate America is finding it hard to kick the share buyback habit, even after the US slipped into its worst recession in decades. Citing Credit Suisse statistics, the FT notes that while total buybacks are indeed expected to drop this year as the downturn caused by coronavirus saps corporate profits, companies in the S&P 500 that have reported second-quarter earnings so far have reduced the number of their outstanding shares by an average of 0.3 per cent from the previous quarter .
Libya's NOC says German foreign minister urges end to oil facilities blockade 2020/08/17 22:22:26 Reuters
Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) said German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas stressed the need for an immediate end to the blockade of oil facilities in Libya at a meeting in Tripoli on Monday.
Northrop Grumman just launched its second satellite rescue mission 2020/08/17 17:34:53 The Verge
On August 15th, Northrop Grumman’s second satellite servicing mission, called MEV-2, launched to space. It’ll meet up with another satellite, Intelsat 10-02, early next year and attempt to grab hold of the aging spacecraft in order to extend its lifetime by five years.
This Is What Hedge Funds Bought And Sold In The Second Quarter 2020/08/16 17:00:00 Zero Hedge
This Is What Hedge Funds Bought And Sold In The Second Quarter Tyler Durden Sun, 08/16/2020 - 13:00 In addition to the widely publicized changes in Berkshire Hathaway's portfolio, where as we previously reported Warren Buffett dumped a material amount of his bank holdings in addition to completely selling out of airlines, while making his first ever foray into precious metals with a new $ 563MM stake in Barrick Gold , there were other quite notable changes in hedge fund portfolios during Q2 as disclosed in the barrage of 13Fs filed on Friday. As Bloomberg recaps, the 13F filings show that even more hedge funds leaned in to the stay-at-home trade amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Of note, Home Depot was a top new buy for Balyasny Asset Management, while Pershing Square Capital Management and Adage Capital Partners boosted stakes in Lowe’s. Coatue Management boosted its stakes in Peloton and Zoom Video Communications. Netflix was one notable exception as Appaloosa, D1 Capital Partners and Viking Global Investors cut their stakes.