Rocket Group – St Louis Rocketry http://stlouisrocketry.org/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 02:16:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://stlouisrocketry.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-05T144115.516-139x136.png Rocket Group – St Louis Rocketry http://stlouisrocketry.org/ 32 32 Students launch rockets for science https://stlouisrocketry.org/students-launch-rockets-for-science/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 02:16:00 +0000 https://stlouisrocketry.org/students-launch-rockets-for-science/ BATESVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) – They often say, “it’s not rocket science,” but for college students in northeast Arkansas, that saying was taken at face value. According to a Thursday, Nov. 10, press release, Lyon College sophomores Taylor Mitchell, Braden Glenn, and Katherine Hunter blasted off this semester as part of their rocket research program. Led […]]]>

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) – They often say, “it’s not rocket science,” but for college students in northeast Arkansas, that saying was taken at face value.

According to a Thursday, Nov. 10, press release, Lyon College sophomores Taylor Mitchell, Braden Glenn, and Katherine Hunter blasted off this semester as part of their rocket research program.

Led by Dr. David Thomas, WD Bryan professor of biology, the rocket group was recruited into Thomas’s research team in early summer.

“Students have always been part of my research program,” Thomas said. “I recruited the current students in their first year, so I hope to have them in the lab for several years to come. »

Hunter, alongside her other two rocket scientists, is a biology student, so what she said might seem a bit strange at first.

“It might seem unconventional for biology majors to spend time researching, building and launching rockets,” Hunter said. “But the information we collect matches well with what we learn in our classrooms and labs.”

Lyon said the goal of the program is to collect microbes from different altitudes and return them safely for examination. Students learn to design and build rockets to safely incorporate science payloads.

The students also attended a four-day workshop at Southern Arkansas University over the summer where they designed, built, and launched high-powered rockets, earning Level 1 high-power certification themselves.

“In a high-powered rocket camp, everyone was an engineer. So being the only kids in biology launching rockets was new,” Glenn said.

You can find more information about the program by emailing Thomas at david.thomas@lyon.edu.

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Strong earnings push Orica shares higher – ShareCafe https://stlouisrocketry.org/strong-earnings-push-orica-shares-higher-sharecafe/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 09:01:29 +0000 https://stlouisrocketry.org/strong-earnings-push-orica-shares-higher-sharecafe/ Explosives group Orica is confident that 2022-23 will be a better year than the one just ended September 30, even after all the worries about rising energy costs, inflation and slowing global activity. He signaled this in two ways – first, he said he expects FY 2022-23 to see earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) […]]]>

Explosives group Orica is confident that 2022-23 will be a better year than the one just ended September 30, even after all the worries about rising energy costs, inflation and slowing global activity.

He signaled this in two ways – first, he said he expects FY 2022-23 to see earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) above $579 million for the year until September (subject to the impact of rising costs) .

Second, it raised total dividends for the year by almost 50% in one of the biggest increases by a major industry value this year.

The final dividend was increased to 22 cents per share from 16.5 cents per share previously, for a total of 35 cents per share for the year to September.

That’s a nearly 50% increase from Covid hitting 24 cents per paid share the year before.

That’s a fairly confident forecast from Orica given that few other companies have gone this far in the June 30 and September 30 benchmark periods.

Orica reported underlying earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) of $579 million, up 36% from the Covid 2020-21 hit.

Net income after tax (NPAT) jumped 52% to $317 million, on sales up 29% to $7.3 billion.

Improving market conditions (and less Covid) and a refocused business strategy during the Covid-19 pandemic led to the improvement, according to CEO Sanjeev Gandhi.

He said the updated strategy is focused on optimizing operations, delivering smarter solutions and partnering for progress across its four business lines of mining, quarrying and construction, solutions digital and mining chemicals.

“Beyond blasting, we are accelerating customer adoption of our new technologies and demonstrating our strengths and capabilities by delivering integrated digital workflows from mine to plant,” Gandhi said.

“Mining Chemicals also continues to present growth opportunities for our business.

In addition to strong profit growth across all regions, the company also received $90 million from its decision to exit its Russian business and $33 million for its Turkish business.

Return on net operating assets, a measure of how efficiently Orica uses its assets, increased to 11.4% in the last fiscal year, from 8.1% in 2020-21

A fundraising during the year of $691 million (at $16 per share) reduced the debt level to September 2022 by 19.7%, below the target range of 30 to 40 % and finance the purchase of the designer and manufacturer of geospatial tools Axis.

That $260 million cost could be worth as much as $350 million if $90 million in performance payments fall due over the next two years.

Strong 2021-22 earnings, a higher dividend and a confident outlook saw shares of Orica rise 7% yesterday to $15.076, well below the $16 per share cost of the issue.

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Elton John takes Yellow Brick Road to Roblox https://stlouisrocketry.org/elton-john-takes-yellow-brick-road-to-roblox/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 01:40:57 +0000 https://stlouisrocketry.org/elton-john-takes-yellow-brick-road-to-roblox/ As Sir Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour could reach new milestones in Australasia and around the world, the pianist is launching Beyond The Yellow Brick Road on the popular online game Roblox. It is created by John’s Rocket Entertainment, Universal Music Group and 20 creators from the Roblox community. Players travel the Yellow […]]]>

As Sir Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour could reach new milestones in Australasia and around the world, the pianist is launching Beyond The Yellow Brick Road on the popular online game Roblox.

It is created by John’s Rocket Entertainment, Universal Music Group and 20 creators from the Roblox community.

Players travel the Yellow Brick Road experiencing a series of ten-minute virtual performances of her most beloved songs and their accompanying fashion statements through stage costumes and goggles, complete with challenges, games- quizzes and treasure hunts.

Throughout, they can also earn and collect Yellow Bricks, the currency used in Beyond the Yellow Brick Roadallowing them to gain VIP access to hear a dedicated message and have their avatar appear on stage with John.

“I’ve seen the joy that Roblox has brought to my boys, and the possibility that it creates by being able to interact with fans in such an exciting and forward-looking way has blown me away,” said- he declared.

“I’ve always been myself and used my image, my glasses, and my music to express myself, and Roblox really encourages that self-expression. “Now my fans can do the same, and that’s really exciting.”

John elaborated on his latest decision: “At every stage of my career, I have always wanted to move forward and look to the future.

Beyond the Yellow Brick Road is the next step on this journey as I prepare to step away from live touring after 50 years on the road.

“It’s really exciting, and I can’t wait to see the response from my fans and the Roblox community.”

On November 17, Sir Elton will give a concert which will be played every hour until November 20.

Those dates coincide with his performances at the 56,000-seat Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, his first shows since 1975.

David Furnish, CEO of Rocket Entertainment, added, “Elton is a visionary creative with a life full of great music and fashion moments significant to the culture of yesterday and today and has lived his life as an avatar. !

Beyond the Yellow Brick Road is an amazing collection of some of those moments that we’ve had a great time recreating with the Roblox community since Rocket Entertainment started this project.

Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, said: “Over the decades we have worked together, my commitment to Elton has been to create the greatest global audience for his creative genius, spanning his recorded music , songwriting, fashion and performance. .

“As Elton wraps up his monumental final tour, we are extremely excited to help bring Beyond the Yellow Brick Road to life so that new generations of fans, now and for years to come, will continue to be entertained and inspired by his songs and music.

Roblox has previously hosted immersive experiences and/or virtual concerts with The Chainsmokers, Charli XCX, Lizzo, Gayle, Lil Nas X, Twenty One Pilots, 24kGoldn, Royal Blood, David Guetta, and Ava Max.

Elton John’s 10-date Australian and New Zealand run in January 2023 has the potential to reach over a million, which would make it the biggest ever.

It will then head to 40 European arenas, ending at Tele2 Arena in Stockholm on July 8, 2023.

Globally, the three-year Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour is already the third largest in history.

Billboard Boxscore shows that as of October 9, it has grossed US$661.3 million and sold 4.5 million tickets for 257 shows around the world.

It is beaten by Ed Sheeran’s The Divide Tour, which grossed $776.4 million from 2017-19 and U2’s 360 Tour, which grossed $736.4 million in 2009-11.

Will Sir Elton pass them on, as a parting gift from his touring days?

Billboard reported, “Throughout his career, John has grossed $1.7 billion and sold 19.1 million tickets, becoming the highest-grossing solo act in Billboard Boxscore’s three-plus-decade history.

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Beginning of the presidential transition in Brazil https://stlouisrocketry.org/beginning-of-the-presidential-transition-in-brazil/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 09:05:26 +0000 https://stlouisrocketry.org/beginning-of-the-presidential-transition-in-brazil/ Beginning of the presidential transition in Brazil BRASILIA, Brazil — President Jair Bolsonaro briefly met with the envoy tasked with coordinating the transfer of power to Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Thursday, four days after Bolsonaro’s narrow election defeat sparked protests from his supporters over his refusal to give in publicly. The meeting between […]]]>

Beginning of the presidential transition in Brazil

BRASILIA, Brazil — President Jair Bolsonaro briefly met with the envoy tasked with coordinating the transfer of power to Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Thursday, four days after Bolsonaro’s narrow election defeat sparked protests from his supporters over his refusal to give in publicly.

The meeting between Brazil’s far-right incumbent president and vice president-elect Geraldo Alckmin took place at the presidential palace, according to Alckmin, who leads da Silva’s transition team. The team had arrived in the capital of Brasilia earlier, kicking off the process that will culminate with da Silva’s inauguration on January 1.

While Bolsonaro refused to publicly concede defeat in his first public comments on Tuesday, his chief of staff Ciro Nogueira told reporters he had received permission from the incumbent for the transition process to continue.

“It was positive,” Alckmin told reporters after Thursday’s meeting with Bolsonaro. He declined to answer whether the incumbent had congratulated him on Sunday’s win.

Bolsonaro spoke of “the willingness of the federal government to provide all the information, the assistance, so that we have a transition guided by the public interest,” the vice president-elect said.

Tigray peace accord signed, sources say

NAIROBI, Kenya — Officials close to peace talks aimed at ending Ethiopia’s deadly two-year war on Thursday confirmed the full text of the signed agreement, but a key question remains: what happened? led regional leaders in Tigray to agree to terms that include rapid disarmament and full federal control?

A day after the warring parties signed a “permanent cessation of hostilities” in a war that is believed to have killed hundreds of thousands, none of the negotiators has explained how they got there.

The full agreement has not been made public, but officials confirmed that a copy obtained by The Associated Press was the final document. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about it publicly.

At Wednesday’s signing, Tigray’s chief negotiator described it as containing “painful concessions”.

One of the pact’s priorities is to quickly disarm Tigray forces with heavy weapons and withdraw their “light weapons” within 30 days. Senior commanders from both sides are to meet within five days.

Ethiopian security forces will take full control of “all federal facilities, installations and infrastructure…in the Tigray region”, and an interim regional administration will be established after dialogue between the parties, the agreement says.

If implemented, the agreement should mark the end of the devastating conflict in Africa’s second most populous country.

4 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Israeli forces killed at least four Palestinians in separate incidents on Thursday, including one who stabbed a policeman in East Jerusalem and three others during Israeli raids in the occupied West Bank.

Early Friday, meanwhile, Israeli planes carried out several raids in the Gaza Strip in response to late Thursday rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave. The Israeli rocket attacks and airstrikes were the first cross-border violence since a ceasefire ended a blitz between Israel and the Islamic Jihad militant group in August.

Israeli troops operating in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank, a militant stronghold, have killed at least two Palestinians, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

Late Thursday, Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip launched a rocket into southern Israel, triggering air raid sirens in the area. The army said the rocket was intercepted and three other launch attempts failed and exploded inside Gaza. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but in the past Islamic Jihad has fired rockets in response to the killings of its members.

In response, the Israeli military said it was targeting an underground site used by Gaza’s Hamas leaders as a rocket manufacturing facility. The airstrikes will “significantly hamper” Hamas’ rocket capabilities, he said. He also blamed the militant group for the attacks emanating from Gaza. No casualties were reported.


A supporter of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro holds a Brazilian flag during a protest against his re-election defeat, outside a military base in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. Some supporters are calling on the military to keep Bolsonaro in power, even as his administration has signaled its willingness to hand over the reins to his rival, President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)



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Supporters of incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro protest his defeat in the country’s presidential run-off, outside a military base in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. Some supporters are calling on the military to keep Bolsonaro in power even as that his administration has expressed its desire to pass the baton to his rival, the elected president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)



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A supporter of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro prays during a protest against his defeat in the country’s presidential run-off, outside a military base in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. Some supporters are calling on the military to keep Bolsonaro down in power, even though his administration has expressed its desire to hand over to his rival, President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)



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Supporters of incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro protest his defeat in the country’s presidential run-off, outside a military base in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. Some supporters are calling on the military to keep Bolsonaro in power even as that his administration has expressed its desire to pass the baton to his rival, the elected president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)



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Economist Aloizio Mercadante, left to right, Workers’ Party Chairman Gleisi Hoffmann and Brazil’s Vice President-elect Geraldo Alckmin arrive for a press conference after meeting Ciro Nogueira, chief of staff to outgoing President Jair Bolsonaro , at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s team arrived in the Brazilian capital on Thursday to begin the process of transferring power. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)



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A supporter of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro holds a crucifix during a protest against his defeat in the country’s presidential run-off, outside a military base in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. Some supporters are calling on the military to keep Bolsonaro in power, even as his administration showed a willingness to hand over to his rival, President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)



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A supporter of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro walks past a giant national flag during a protest against his defeat in the country’s presidential run-off, outside a military base in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. Some supporters are appealing to the military to keep Bolsonaro in power, even as his administration has signaled its willingness to hand over the reins to his rival, President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)



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A supporter of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stands wrapped in the national flag outside a military base during a protest against his re-election defeat in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. Some supporters are calling on the military to maintain Bolsonaro in power, even as his administration has signaled its willingness to hand over to his rival, President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)



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Israeli Border Police officers stand guard Thursday near the scene of a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City. (AP/Mahmoud Illean)


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‘Collapse threatens nursing homes’ as costs soar | United Kingdom | New https://stlouisrocketry.org/collapse-threatens-nursing-homes-as-costs-soar-united-kingdom-new/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 08:58:56 +0000 https://stlouisrocketry.org/collapse-threatens-nursing-homes-as-costs-soar-united-kingdom-new/ They are returning contracts to local councils as they can no longer provide services, according to a financial impact assessment by industry watchdog the Care Quality Commission Market Oversight Scheme. Now campaigners fear a repeat of the closure of supplier Southern Cross which put 30,000 pensioners and disabled people at risk in 2015. Caroline Abrahams, […]]]>

They are returning contracts to local councils as they can no longer provide services, according to a financial impact assessment by industry watchdog the Care Quality Commission Market Oversight Scheme.

Now campaigners fear a repeat of the closure of supplier Southern Cross which put 30,000 pensioners and disabled people at risk in 2015.

Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK, said: “It is unclear whether these factors could push one or more major care providers to the brink, but there is no doubt that some are much closer to the edge than we wouldn’t want it.

“If a care provider falls and goes out of business, it’s a potential disaster for any older person affected.”

Industry body the Independent Care Group fears the service could collapse before the government steps in and rescues the sector.

ICG chairman Mike Padgham said: “Here we have another chilling report, from the government’s own care watchdog, warning of the impending collapse of the welfare sector. [It] suffers death by a thousand cuts because he sees the closure of small care and nursing homes and care providers.

‘My fear is that it will only be when the loss of welfare brings hospitals to an absolute standstill that ministers will become aware of the crisis on their doorstep.’

At least 1.6 million people need care and there are 165,000 vacancies in the sector. It needs an extra £7bn a year just to cover existing costs, according to the ICG.

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DeepMatter Group PLC Shares Rocket on Licensing Deal with Merck, Expects Revenue Growth https://stlouisrocketry.org/deepmatter-group-plc-shares-rocket-on-licensing-deal-with-merck-expects-revenue-growth/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 08:27:00 +0000 https://stlouisrocketry.org/deepmatter-group-plc-shares-rocket-on-licensing-deal-with-merck-expects-revenue-growth/ DeepMatter Group PLC (AIM:DMTR), the digital chemistry data and software company, saw its shares more than double in value after announcing a multi-year database licensing agreement with Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK ) and forecast strong revenue growth for the current fiscal year. DeepMatter shares climbed 113.33% to 0.16p in early trading on Wednesday. As […]]]>

DeepMatter Group PLC (AIM:DMTR), the digital chemistry data and software company, saw its shares more than double in value after announcing a multi-year database licensing agreement with Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK ) and forecast strong revenue growth for the current fiscal year.

DeepMatter shares climbed 113.33% to 0.16p in early trading on Wednesday.

As part of this collaboration, DeepMatter will license certain proprietary data for machine learning-based applications to Merck’s life sciences business.

DeepMatter said the Merck collaboration has the potential to become one of the group’s largest to date and added that after the signing of this “hardware deal” and a “strong” first half performance, it is growing. expects revenue for 2022 to be no less than £1.5m, up 50% from the £1.0m reported last year.

“We are thrilled to announce an important licensing agreement with Merck, one of the leading companies using digitization in healthcare and life sciences to realize our vision of providing the data that makes every medicine possible. in the best possible way,” said Mark Warne. , CEO of DeepMatter in a statement.

Commenting on the trading, Warne said: “After a strong first half, we are now on track to grow our year-on-year revenue by around 50% and, importantly, we are seeing growing interest from clients. and the potential for recurring royalty income, which is recognized over the term of the contracts, giving us increasing visibility.

DeepMatter and Merck will also explore ways to identify, acquire, generate and structure chemical reaction datasets that can be used to enable scientists to develop new molecules faster and more efficiently, which could encompass the using DeepMatter’s SmartChemistry capabilities.

The company said it entered into three strategically important multi-year collaborations in the current fiscal year and continues to see a strengthening of its sales pipeline after a strong first half.

The company’s cash balances stood at £0.7m at September 30, 2022, with costs remaining in line with those reported at the time of the group’s first half results.

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Protect the low income group https://stlouisrocketry.org/protect-the-low-income-group/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 14:20:05 +0000 https://stlouisrocketry.org/protect-the-low-income-group/ Syed Fattahul Alim | Published: October 23, 2022 8:20:05 PM As the US dollar continues to soar, other world currencies are plummeting. This drives up the prices of goods and services everywhere. In Bangladesh, the runaway rise in commodity prices is largely due to the depreciation of the taka against the US dollar. Much of […]]]>