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Giant iceberg A68a shatters into large fragments

Giant iceberg A68a shatters into large fragments

Science
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Survey: 40% in U.S. planning large gatherings for holidays despite COVID-19 warnings

Survey: 40% in U.S. planning large gatherings for holidays despite COVID-19 warnings

Health
Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Nearly 40% of U.S. residents plan to participate in gatherings of 10 or more people this holiday season despite concerns over the spread of COVID-19, according to the findings of a survey released Thursday by Ohio State University. In addition, one-third of respondents said they wouldn't ask attendees at holiday parties with family or friends to wear masks, and just over 25% indicated that they wouldn't practice social distancing, the data showed. Advertisement "We're going to look back at what happened during this holiday season and ask ourselves, 'Were we part of the solution or were we part of the problem?'" Dr. Iahn Gonsenhauser, part of the team that conducted the survey, said in a statement. "When you're gathered together around the table, engaged in conversation, s...
New Sebi multi cap norms revive interest in large & mid cap schemes

New Sebi multi cap norms revive interest in large & mid cap schemes

Finance
Large & mid cap mutual fund category was the first victim of Sebi’s strict categorisation norms that were introduced three years ago. Many mutual fund advisors struggled to explain the large & mid cap category, mandated to invest 35% each in large cap and mid cap stocks. However, the new multi cap investment norm introduced by Sebi in the last week is reviving interest in these schemes. At least, many investors are talking about largeLet's block ads! (Why?) Personal Finance News-Wealth-Economic Times
SpaceX, ULA win large government launch contracts

SpaceX, ULA win large government launch contracts

Science
Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. military on Friday awarded two new defense contracts worth billions of dollars to space launch companies United Launch Alliance and SpaceX, which won a four-way competition, defeating Blue Origin and Northrop Grumman. The contract award means ULA and Elon Musk's SpaceX will launch about three dozen national security missions from 2022 to 2026 -- at a price tag of about $ 1 billion per year. ULA said its contract represents about 60 percent of those missions. Advertisement ULA, a launch provider to the U.S. government for 14 years with Atlas and Delta rockets, is on schedule to launch its next-generation rocket, the Vulcan Centaur, next year, CEO Tony Bruno told UPI in an interview this summer. The new rocket is designed to provide a more efficient, more powerful l...
Donald Trump demands US gets ‘large percentage’ of any TikTok sale

Donald Trump demands US gets ‘large percentage’ of any TikTok sale

Technology
Donald Trump has said the US should receive a "large percentage" of the proceeds from any sale of TikTok to Microsoft.The US president argued America will make a buyout of the Chinese-owned short-video app possible, and so deserved a share of the deal. Washington argues the firm poses a national security risk because of the personal data it handles and Mr Trump has warned he will ban the service in the US next month without a sale.TikTok has become a further source of heightened tensions between the US and China. An editorial in state-backed English-language newspaper China Daily has warned Beijing will not accept the "theft" of a Chinese technology company. ...