Spreading the wealth among launch companies ... The company is building the payloads for all three ViaSat-3 satellites in-house, and expects to ship the first payload to manufacturer Boeing later this year for integration into a 702 platform.
Aggressive launch target ... Founded by Pawan Kumar Chandana and Naga Bharath Daka, both former scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation, the company plans to build a family of rockets.
Company founder Peter Beck said Rocket Lab will make its effort to recover a first stage on an upcoming launch, known as Flight 17, SpaceNews reports.
Eye on defense ... "He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from the civil, defense and commercial space sectors that will be invaluable to our team as Rocket Lab continues to grow and meet the ever-evolving launch and space systems needs of the national security community and commercial sector alike," Beck said of Griffin.
Last Friday afternoon, the US Air Force answered one of the big questions that had been hanging over the US launch industry for more than a year: which two companies will be selected to compete for national security launch contracts from 2022 to 2026?
• Lebanon’s prime minister and his cabinet resigned Monday after protesters marched in the streets calling for the ouster of the government.
• China put sanctions in place against 11 Americans, including Sens. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) and arrested Hong Kong publisher and pro-democracy figure Jimmy Lai as part of its widening crackdown in the formerly semiautonomous city.
• Face masks will be mandatory outdoors in certain parts of Paris starting Monday as officials in the French capital try to control a recent rise in new Covid-19 infections.
Masks are already required indoors and the new rule will apply to “certain crowded zones,” according to the BBC, although the government didn’t say immediately what those areas were.
• The U.S. reported the lowest number of daily new coronavirus cases since last week at just over 48,000 cases.
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[Chicago Tribune] * A New York landowner is suing a landscaper for $355,000 for allegedly destroying a tree.
[New York Post] * A Fort Worth, Texas, attorney is walking to the governor’s mansion in Austin in order to bring attention to police reform.
[Fox News] * The Attorney General of Texas welcomed the National Rifle Association to the Lone Star State after the New York Attorney General filed a lawsuit to dissolve the group.
If given permission, TikTok can likely serve process in some really creative ways… [Verge] * A lawyer behind a lawsuit aimed at overturning California’s school closure order says that closing schools impacts fundamental rights and violates equal protection.
Update (1850ET): After the US added 1 million new cases in roughly 2 weeks to surpass 5 million cases, the New York State's positivity rate on Sunday tumbled to a record low of 0.78%, while Texas's positivity rate climbed to a record high for the second straight day.
The Texas Health Department said that its seven-day average for COVID-19 positivity has reached a new record high of 20.3%.
Finally, Bill Gates on Sunday decried the "testing insanity" gripping the US, which he said had caused the country to fall behind the rest of the world.
Though the numbers have rebounded a bit over the past week, on average, the daily numbers across the US have declined from a recent peak, as the outbreak in the Sun Belt outpaced the outbreak in New York.
As Australia's second-most-populous state, Victoria (the home of its second-largest city, Melbourne) continues to struggle with the country's largest outbreak yet, neighboring New Zealand has just confirmed its 100th straight day without even a single coronavirus transmission.
Westwater’s graphite products serve are all battery markets.
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Approval of the Lincoln Park re-met along with our other financing -- and financing facility with Cantor Fitzgerald has allowed us to maintain funding levels to support our current business plan, including the graphite processing pilot plant for operation late in the fourth quarter.
The $300,000 decrease in our consolidated net loss from the respective prior period was due to a decrease in mineral property expenses and arbitration expenses, which has been offset by a decrease in interest income as a result of the sale of [indiscernible] in the third quarter of 2019.
Despite the uncertain economic conditions and tumultuous capital markets we faced in Q1, in Q2 we were able to maintain adequate liquidity to keep our graphite business moving forward and to resume reclamation activities at our South Texas operations.
With a little more than a minute left in the round, Tybura gained full mount and landed ground strikes from in tight as Lewis tried to keep Tybura from posturing up.
Tybura was a -135 favorite over Lewis on fight night.
When Lewis next set foot in the octagon he faced Marcin Tybura in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 126.
AUSTIN, TX - FEBRUARY 18: Derrick Lewis (R) punches Marcin Tybura of Poland in their heavyweight ... [+] bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Frank Erwin Center on February 18, 2018 in Austin, Texas.
Those strikes dropped Tybura to the mat where Lewis wrapped things up at the 2:48 mark of the final round.
Ambler’s last moments alive were captured on police body camera footage as well as footage from the crew from A&E’s reality show “Live PD.”
Dick has also identified at least five other cases where the Williamson County sheriff’s office used excessive force while cameras were rolling for Live PD.
Williamson County District Attorney Shawn Dick was among many people involved with the case who felt that Watsky could have been arrested peacefully when he was in court less than four hours before the raid.
In one case, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office in Texas is being accused of intentionally passing up an opportunity to arrest their suspect, Asher Watsky, while he was in court, just so they could raid his home for the television cameras a few hours later.
Authored By John Vibes Via The Libertarian Institute, The controversial reality TV show “Live PD” was recently taken off the air, as the country is beginning to rethink its relationship with police, and how they are being portrayed in the media.
"With our relationships, marketing capabilities and commitment to safety and customer service, we're thrilled to work alongside the USA Rail team to continue to grow these companies, and to explore future opportunities with the High Roller team."
The USA Rail assets are strategically located in excellent industrial markets and are well-positioned for both defensibility and growth," said Alpenglow's CEO, Rich Montgomery.
USA Rail owns an 85-acre, Union Pacific Railroad served facility in Louisiana, which is distinctively positioned within the heart of the Port Allen and Baton Rouge industrial markets and located near leading companies such as ExxonMobil, Tokai Carbon, Placid Refinery, and Dow Chemical, among others.
DENVER, Aug. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpenglow Rail (Alpenglow), a Denver-based firm specializing in investing in, operating and growing rail businesses, in partnership with Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure (CC&L Infrastructure), today announced the acquisition of USA Rail Terminals (USA Rail) from the High Roller Group and Jim Donnan Companies, both family-controlled investment companies based in Center, Texas.
Alpenglow and CC&L Infrastructure also own and operate VIP Rail, a business that comprises two railcar storage, transloading, railcar cleaning, and switching companies in Sarnia, Ontario served by the Canadian National and CSX Railroads.
Publisher and co-founder Amanda Zamora said that she and Ramshaw spent the better part of 2019 developing the business model and product plan as well as how to grow and audience and sustain it and by the end of the year, they both felt they had enough validation, financial support and a strong enough business strategy to take the leap and leave their jobs at the Texas Tribune.
“Corporate underwriting is anticipated to be a cornerstone of our revenue model,” said Emily Ramshaw, The 19th’s CEO and co-founder.
A non-profit organization, The 19th — named after the 19th Amendment which gave some U.S. women the right to vote — is monetarily supported by a mix of membership, donations and corporate underwriting, meaning it’s free from the worry of chasing advertising dollars for survival.
But for new non-profit publication, The 19th, its mission — providing women and people of color with the information and resources they need to be equal participants in the United States democracy — was too important to put on hold in the lead up to the presidential election in November.
“We see the partnerships and distribution as more than just pushing our stories out to people, but thinking about how we can engage those audiences proactively,” said Zamora, whether that is through driving them to its newsletter, virtual events or social media platforms.
For now, it’s a massive win, no doubt, but Bloomberg reported that regulators are looking into whether Vega’s trades may have broken rules around settlement periods and contributed to the plunge in price.
Simply put, the traders, in a tactic they used often before, aggressively sold oil in unison before the May West Texas Intermediate contract settled at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time.
About a dozen veteran traders at tiny U.K. firm called Vega Capital London Ltd. pocketed a whopping $500 million when the price of a barrel of oil dropped $40 in an hour that day and settled at negative-$37 a barrel, according to a source quoted in the story.
When crude prices plunged into negative territory for the first time ever back in April, one thing was clear: There were some serious losers — and winners — in the oil pits.
A perfect storm of factors came into that play that led to the freefall, so, as Bloomberg pointed out, “Vega’s traders made more money than they could have dreamed of — and found themselves in the authorities’ spotlight.”
Shares of ProPetro Holding (NYSE:PUMP) moved lower by 3.31% in after-market trading after the company reported Q2 results.
Quarterly Results Earnings per share were down 174.29% over the past year to ($0.26), which missed the estimate of ($0.20).
Technicals Company's 52-week high was at $17.53 Company's 52-week low was at $1.36 Price action over last quarter: Up 19.09% Company Profile ProPetro Holding Corp is a Texas-based oilfield services company.
It provides hydraulic fracturing and other complementary services to oil and gas companies engaged in the exploration and production of North American unconventional oil and natural gas resources.
The operating segment of the company are Hydraulic Fracturing, Cementing, Coiled Tubing, Flowback, and Drilling.
In late April, 61% of Texas adults surveyed (not just voters as in most political polls), approved of Abbott’s handling of the pandemic, 3 points below the national average for governors.
By late July, Abbott — a Republican whose standing had been slipping month by month as he sought to make Texas a leader in reopening the economy — had a 38% approval rating, 13 points off the national average and not all that much better than President Donald Trump’s rating of 32% among Texans for his leadership in the crisis, down from 44% in April.
"For me, the response has to be to focus on what is the science, what needs to be done to achieve the best result for the people of Texas, and take actions based upon that, without worrying about the politics," Abbott said.
Threading a needle Two weeks ago, the state Republican Party convention elected as the party’s new chairman retired Army Lt. Col. Allen West, a former one-term congressman from Florida, who in his convention speech, characterized Abbott’s COVID-19 mandates as acts of un-Texan "tyranny."
University of Texas political scientist Daron Shaw, co-director of the Fox News Poll, said that Abbott has a tougher row to hoe than most governors.
Brazil is second to the U.S. with 2.4 million cases and 87,618 deaths.
Beshear ordered bars to close again for two weeks, starting Tuesday, the New York Times reported.
Texas became the fourth state with more than 400,000 cases, joining California, Florida and New York.
The U.S. case tally climbed to 4.29 million and the death toll rose to 148,056.
The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 16.5 million on Tuesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, and the death toll rose to 654,327.
A court-appointed monitor in that case found that more than 30 unaccompanied children like the ones held at the Hampton Inn in McAllen were in Texas hotels under the supervision of federal contractors.
Last week, the Associated Press reported that the government had used hotels frequently in recent months to remove children under the new policy.
The decision by the administration to avoid pursuing a removal under the new policies comes as advocates and politicians have increased pressure over the government’s use of hotels to hold children in immigration custody.
MCALLEN, Texas — The Trump administration on Monday said it will not expel a group of immigrants, including an unaccompanied child, detained at a Texas hotel under a policy that has immediately sent back thousands at the border.
In addition to the unaccompanied children detained at the McAllen hotel, immigrant families had also been moved over the weekend in the cover of Hurricane Hanna, Olivares said.
A hurricane warning remained in effect for Port Mansfield to Mesquite Bay, which is north of Corpus Christi, and a tropical storm warning was in effect from Port Mansfield south to Barra el Mezquital, Mexico, and from Mesquite Bay north to High Island, Texas.
More than 35,000 people throughout South Texas, including Corpus Christi, Harlingen and Brownsville, were without power early Saturday evening, according to AEP Texas.
Corpus Christi Mayor Joe McComb said Saturday that he had seen some residents doing last-minute shopping for supplies, but he warned that if that hadn’t been done already, people should stay at home and ride out the storm.
Many parts of Texas, including areas near where Hanna came ashore, have been dealing with a surge in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, but local officials said they were prepared for whatever the storm might bring.
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS - Hurricane Hanna roared ashore onto the Texas Gulf Coast as a Category 1 storm on Saturday, bringing winds that lashed the shoreline with rain and storm surge, and even threatening to bring possible tornadoes to a part of the country trying to cope with a spike in coronavirus cases.
Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of Winn-Dixie, said that it initially rejected a mask mandate because it didn’t want to put its workers in the position of policing shoppers.
As the number of new virus cases have surged in a slew of states, particularly Florida, Texas, California and Arizona, national chains like Walmart, Target and most recently McDonald’s are issuing mask mandates as health officials repeatedly advise that covering your nose and mouth can be one of the most effective ways to reduce infections - itself a reversal of earlier messaging at the beginning of the pandemic.
Less than a day after the nation’s largest movie theater chain said it would defer to local governments on whether masks should be worn, it came up with a new message in response to social media backlash: Customers who don’t wear masks won’t be admitted or allowed to stay.
NEW YORK (AP) - When the parent of Southern grocery chain Winn-Dixie said that it wasn’t going to require customers to wear masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus, the response was brutal, with some loyal patrons vowing on social media never to shop there again.
It had initially started mandating shoppers wear masks along with suppliers and employees in stores, but then changed its policy last week to “request” face coverings in stores where there’s no state or local mandate.
And achieving these goals does not seem difficult for Texas Instruments' investors, considering that this blue-chip company with a strong operational history of 90 years sports a broad portfolio of superior products used across a range of industries.
Although the company remains cautious about potential inventory building by some customers, Texas Instruments has provided a strong outlook for the third quarter.
This means that Texas Instruments' Embedded Processing business as well as any other semiconductor companies with significant exposure to the automotive sector will face the risk of top-line and bottom-line hit for the next year.
However, considering the stable and diversified revenue base company and the robust shareholder value trends, I believe that the consensus target price is not capturing the fair value of Texas Instruments.
A target price of $163, as set by Jefferies & Company Inc.'s analyst, Mark Lipacis on July 22, seems to be a fairly achievable target price for the company in the next 12 months.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that cases have leveled in the state due to its "smart reopening" plan that has phased in non-essential services.
Only five states have seen a decrease in confirmed cases over the past two weeks, according to data compiled by the COVID Tracking Project, which compiles data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Texas has also seen a surge, as has California, which now tops New York as the state with the most reported cases.
The state has now reported 389,868 confirmed cases and 5,632 deaths due to the virus.
Over 10,000 new cases were reported in the state on Wednesday, according to its health department.
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) The area that's home to the University of Texas at Austin and tech companies such as Dell Inc. was a candidate for the plant all along, but Tulsa, Oklahoma, emerged in mid-May as another possibility.
Tesla will build on a 2,100-acre site in Travis County near Austin and will get more than $60 million in tax breaks from the county and a local school district over the next decade.
The new factory will build Tesla's upcoming Cybertruck pickup and will be a second U.S. manufacturing site for the Model Y small SUV, largely for distribution to the East Coast.
Electric car maker Tesla Inc. has picked the Austin, Texas, area as the site for its largest auto assembly plant employing at least 5,000 workers.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has reportedly been happy with Texas, where his SpaceX rocket company has operations in Brownsville and in McGregor north of Austin.