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Space Force studies idea of national spaceport authority

Space Force studies idea of national spaceport authority

Science
ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Space Force is studying the possibility of merging management of dozens of launch sites in Florida and California under a new operator to keep pace with the growing commercial space industry. "A future spaceport authority would ideally be able to address the needs of all consumers to include national security and civil customers," said Space Force Maj. Nicholas Mercurio, public affairs adviser to chief of space operations Gen. Jay Raymond. Advertisement Reorganizing launch site management would help NASA, the military and private space companies like Elon Musk's SpaceX launch more frequently and with less bureaucratic delay. Creating such a management organization would aid the growth of a space economy, which many banks believe will exceed $ 1 tril...
Waiting for the right moment? Here is the big investment idea from S Naren

Waiting for the right moment? Here is the big investment idea from S Naren

Finance
NEW DELHI: After a multi-year rally in stock markets, when valuations are at a record high, most investors are looking left and right to find that one big idea that will help them create wealth. S Naren, Chief Investment Officer of ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund, has a suggestion: Put money in good dividend yielding stocks. “[Invest in] good dividend paying companies which are not leveraged at this point of time or any mutual fund scheme which focuses on having a high dividend yield stocks of stable companies. I think that is the best investment at this point of the time,” Naren said, speaking at a conference organised by Morningstar on Tuesday. Dividend yield is a financial ratio that shows how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its stock price. Among the top compani...
View: Hijacking bankers to catch swindlers is a terrible, terrible idea

View: Hijacking bankers to catch swindlers is a terrible, terrible idea

Finance
By Andy Mukherjee Corporate chicanery appears in multiple forms and with unfailing regularity: think Enron Corp. or Wirecard AG. What bedevils capitalism in India is the propensity of some investors to cheat all other stakeholders. In good times, “promoters” — as controlling shareholders are known in local law — puff up project costs and award contracts to related parties, draining profits away from the company. The extraordinary effort that entrepreneurs put in to beat the country’s legendary red tape provides, at least in some minds, a justification for helping themselves to an outsize share of the spoils. A highly opaque system of election financing gives politicians a stake in perpetuating the status quo. In bad times, promoters leave creditors with hardly any value to extract from fa...
Trump may let workers take Social Security benefits early in exchange for reduced payments later. Retirement advocate calls it ‘harebrained idea.’

Trump may let workers take Social Security benefits early in exchange for reduced payments later. Retirement advocate calls it ‘harebrained idea.’

Finance
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Republican members of Congress in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 8, 2020.Tom Brenner | ReutersPresident Donald Trump is reportedly considering another way to get more money to struggling Americans by letting them take an advance on their Social Security benefits.Many Americans are eager for more financial help from the effects of the coronavirus as the government wraps up sending millions of $ 1,200 checks to individuals who qualify.However, some Republican lawmakers are digging in their heels at the thought of sending more money, due to the high price tag.The Trump administration is said to be considering prepaying Social Security retirement benefits to workers before they are eligible, according t...
Joe Calzaghe laughs off idea of fight with Carl Froch but says he would have been ‘too sharp’ for Nottingham bruiser

Joe Calzaghe laughs off idea of fight with Carl Froch but says he would have been ‘too sharp’ for Nottingham bruiser

Sports
Joe Calzaghe has laughed off the idea that he could come out of retirement to fight Carl Froch – but insisted he would have been ‘too sharp’ for the Nottingham bruiser in his prime. Earlier this week, Froch, 42, declared that he was willing to come out of retirement and fight the Welshman, who boasts an incredible 46-0 record for his exploits in the ring. Getty Calzaghe boasts an incredible record in boxing Calzaghe, 48, dominated the super-middleweight division before Froch emerged as one of the finest at 168lb – and the latter has felt aggrieved that he never had a shot at defeating the Italian Dragon. And speaking exclusively to talkSPORT, Calzaghe has admitted his surprise that Froch is still beckoning for a bout when they are both retired. “It’s...