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Deadline extended for tribes to seek broadband licenses

Technology
Tribes have another month to apply for a band of wireless spectrum to establish or expand internet on their landsBy FELICIA FONSECA Associated PressJuly 31, 2020, 11:27 PM3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The Federal Communications Commission is giving tribes another month to apply for a band of wireless spectrum that would help them establish or expand internet access on their land — far less time than what tribes had sought. Tribes pushed to be first in line to apply for licenses for the mid-band spectrum that is largely unassigned across the western United States and can be used for fixed or mobile internet service. The licenses once were reserved for educational institutions. The tribal priority window opened in February and was set to cl
Deadline for proposed Lakshmi Vilas Bank-Clix Capital merger due diligence extended till Sept 15

Deadline for proposed Lakshmi Vilas Bank-Clix Capital merger due diligence extended till Sept 15

Finance
KOLKATA: Lakshmi Vilas Bank and non-bank lender Clix Capital, who have been exploring merger, have mutually decided to extend the deadline for completing the mutual due diligence till September 15. The previous deadline is expiring on Friday. Auditors of the bank, meanwhile, have cast doubts on whether the bank can continue as a going concern if its merger talks with non-bank lender Clix Capital fails. "There may be slight delay in the mutual due diligence and preparation of documents for regulatory requirements due to Covid situation and travel restrictions. Hence, both the parties mutually agreed to extend the exclusivity period till 15th September 2020," the bank said on Thursday evening. "Despite logistical challenges arising due to Covid-19 situation, we have made significant progress...
Astronauts to tackle another spacewalk on extended SpaceX mission

Astronauts to tackle another spacewalk on extended SpaceX mission

Science
July 15 (UPI) -- Two NASA astronauts plan to walk in space again Thursday to replace aging batteries on the International Space Station as part of an extended SpaceX mission. The spacewalk is to begin about 7:35 a.m. EDT and last up to seven hours, according to NASA, which will provide live-stream video coverage. Advertisement Astronauts Bob Behnken and Chris Cassidy will brave the extreme conditions of outer space for the third time in a month. Four spacewalks have been planned to replace batteries on the exterior of the space station. Behnken and astronaut Doug Hurley arrived at the space station May 31 as part of the historic return to human spaceflight from U.S. soil. The mission also marked the first time SpaceX carried people into space. NASA extended the historic trip to space -- ...
Coronavirus: Putin admits PPE shortage as lockdown extended

Coronavirus: Putin admits PPE shortage as lockdown extended

World
Russian President Vladimir Putin has admitted that there is a shortage of protective kit for medics as the country battles the coronavirus.This was despite a big increase in production and imports, he said. Mr Putin warned that the peak of the coronavirus infection rate had not yet been reached in the country, and the population must remain vigilant.Russia's lockdown aimed at containing the spread of Covid-19 was extended until 11 May.It has more than 93,000 coronavirus cases, with 867 recorded deaths. What did Putin say?The president said there was still not enough protective equipment for health workers on the frontline of the crisis."Compared to before, [we're producing] a lot. But compared what we need, it's still not enough,...
Roosevelt crew isolation extended as Navy, CDC investigate COVID-19 outbreak

Roosevelt crew isolation extended as Navy, CDC investigate COVID-19 outbreak

Business
April 21 (UPI) -- The Navy and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have launched an investigation to determine what caused the coronavirus outbreak aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt -- and why the virus spread so rapidly on the aircraft carrier. The Navy told CNN that it is asking 1,000 of the ship's 4,800 crew members to complete a survey and provide two new specimens -- blood and nasal swabs -- for laboratory testing. One sailor on the vessel has succumbed to the illness and, as of Tuesday, 700 others have tested positive. Politico also reported Tuesday that, according to a Navy memo, post-quarantine testing may be halted and sailors' isolation periods extended, potentially delaying the ship's departure from Guam, where it has been docked since the end of March. Navy leader...