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Blue Origin launches, recovers capsule with more space tourism amenities

Blue Origin launches, recovers capsule with more space tourism amenities

Science
Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' rocket company, Blue Origin, successfully launched and recovered a new capsule Thursday that includes new amenities for space tourists. The uncrewed flight lifted off at 12:19 p.m. EST from the company's Corn Ranch spaceport about 150 miles east of El Paso, Texas. About 11 minutes later, the booster and capsule had returned safely to the dusty West Texas soil. Advertisement The NS-14 mission is the 14th flight of a suborbital New Shepard rocket. The capsule is outfitted with improved acoustics to dampen the roar, better interior temperature regulation, crew display panels, and speakers with a microphone and push-to-talk button at each seat, the company said. "You've seen in there the white acoustic paneling -- that's to dampen any engine noises ...
Washington recovers $300M in fraudulent unemployment claims

Washington recovers $300M in fraudulent unemployment claims

Health
Washington officials say the state has recovered $ 300 million paid to criminals who used stolen personal information to file fraudulent unemployment benefit claimsBy RACHEL LA CORTE Associated PressMay 28, 2020, 9:53 PM4 min read4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleOLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington state has recovered $ 300 million paid to criminals who used stolen personal information to file fraudulent unemployment benefit claims amid the COVID-19 crisis, officials said Thursday. Employment Security Department Commissioner Suzi LeVine said that she could not yet reveal the precise amount that was paid in fraudulent claims, but said that the initial recovery — including $ 50 million set to be returned Thursday — was a result of the state's collaboration with federal l...
IFCI recovers Rs 280 crore from Bhushan Steel

IFCI recovers Rs 280 crore from Bhushan Steel

Finance
NEW DELHI: Infrastructure lender IFCI has recovered Rs 280.30 crore and has been allotted over 5.79 lakh equity shares of debt-ridden Bhushan Steel (BSL), which has been acquired by Tata Steel, under the insolvency process. "IFCI as one of the financial creditors to BSL had filed its claim with the resolution professional which was duly accepted. Under the resolution plan (RP) envisaging payment of Rs 35,200 crore to all the financial creditors, IFCI has since received its share of Rs 280.30 crore," IFCI said in a BSE filing. Further, as part of the RP, IFCI said it has also been allotted 5,79,277 fully paid up equity shares of BSL having face value of Rs 2 per share. The company, however, did not share the total outstanding amount. In June last year, RBI's internal advisory committee (IAC...