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NASA readies for another JPSS-1 launch attempt

NASA readies for another JPSS-1 launch attempt

Science
Nov. 14 (UPI) -- NASA is preparing for another launch attempt of JPSS-1, NOAA's latest weather satellite.The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 was supposed to be carried into orbit in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, but the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket's blastoff was delayed after a vehicle alarm sounded just prior to countdown.The launch has since been rescheduled for Wednesday morning at 4:47 a.m. ET. The rocket will liftoff from Space Launch Complex-2 at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base.JPSS-1 is the first of four next-generation weather satellites to be launched on behalf of the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration.The polar-orbiting satellite will cross the equator 14 times everyday and complete two scans of the entirety of Earth every 24 hours. Its instruments...
Katie Price divorcing Kieran Hayler as she claims he had ANOTHER affair

Katie Price divorcing Kieran Hayler as she claims he had ANOTHER affair

Entertainment
InstagramDIVORCE: Katie Price is divorcing third husband Kieran HaylerThe Loose Women starlet has confirmed she is divorcing her third husband, who famously cheated on her in 2014 with her best friend Jane Pountney.Revealing that her marriage has reached a turbulent end, Katie told The Sun that Kieran has had another affair this year, with someone they both know.The 39-year-old admitted she was "gutted" that the relationship was over.Katie Price in pictures British television personality and glamour model, Katie Price in pictures. INSTARimages.com Katie Price's hottest pictures InstagramIT'S ALL OVER: Katie claims Kieran has had a year-long affair with someone they both knowKatie — who was pictured without her wedding ring earlier this week — claims she confronte
Lloyds sets aside another £700m for PPI insurance claims

Lloyds sets aside another £700m for PPI insurance claims

Business
Lloyds Banking Group has set aside another £1bn to cover the cost of insurance mis-selling and the treatment of mortgage customers.Another £700m will cover payment protection insurance (PPI) claims and £283m will be used to repay about 590,000 mortgage holders.It came as Lloyds posted half-year pre-tax profits of £2.5bn, 4% higher than last year.The results are the first since the government sold its stake in the bank.The repayment to mortgage customers comes after they were charged from 2009 to 2016 for going into arrears.The Financial Conduct Authority had been investigating the issue, concluding that the charges should not have been applied as the bank did not always do enough to understand customers' circumstances and check that their arrears payment plans were affordable and sustainab
Mark Cuban, who just called bitcoin a bubble, says he plans to invest in another digital coin

Mark Cuban, who just called bitcoin a bubble, says he plans to invest in another digital coin

Finance
Bitcoin skeptic Mark Cuban is looking to take part in one of the hottest trends in the digital currency world right now: the initial coin offering. One of the companies Cuban is invested in, Unikrn, is planning its own offering, and digital currency news site CoinDesk said Thursday that the billionaire entrepreneur intends to participate.Cuban confirmed the report in an email to CNBC. "I want to learn more about them," he said.I "haven't signed the paperwork yet. But it's likely it will happen," he added. An initial coin offering is a fundraising process for blockchain-based projects that allows investors to own part of a project through a digital network token. Start-ups in the blockchain world often find this method of fundraising more attractive than venture capital funding for the spee...
Uber loses another top executive Emil Michael

Uber loses another top executive Emil Michael

Technology
Emil Michael, Uber's senior vice-president and a close ally of chief executive Travis Kalanick, has left the company, employees have been told.His departure was said to be one recommendation of a report by former US Attorney-General Eric Holder about the company's culture and practices.Uber said the board had voted unanimously to adopt all the report's recommendations.However, its contents will not be released until Tuesday.Mr Holder was asked to undertake the review in February after former Uber engineer Susan Fowler made claims of sexual harassment.The Financial Times reported that neither Uber nor Mr Michael would comment on whether he had resigned or been fired.James Cakmak, an analyst at Monness Crespi Hardt, said Mr Michael's departure reflected Uber's need for a "fall guy" and coul...