· Nabors Industries: Rig Quality Remains Uncompromised Despite The Pressure →
During the quarter, the company deployed rigs in Kuwait, Mexico, and Russia.
· A world redrawn: Egypt historian Khaled Fahmy sees rising surveillance state →
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, states have used phone apps and other high-tech measures to monitor the spread of the disease, and in some cases deployed drones and troops to enforce strict curfews and lockdowns.
· Brisbane's e-scooter trial to continue for another year →
Brisbane's love affair with the electric scooter will continue for another 12 months, after the council extended a year-long trial with 1000 scooters deployed across the CBD and some suburbs.
The China Post
· Stormy weather puts damper on SpaceX’s 1st astronaut launch →
SpaceX will have at least two recovery ships deployed off Florida, and NASA will have two military cargo planes ready to take off.
· Branson's Virgin Orbit rocket fails on first launch attempt →
The first test launch of a rocket that is released from a jumbo jet at 35,000 feet and then propels itself into orbit to deploy a satellite failed on Monday, the Virgin Orbit company said.
· First test of Virgin Orbit rocket fails to accomplish goal →
LOS ANGELES: The first test launch of a rocket that is released from a jumbo jet at 35,000 feet and then propels itself into orbit to deploy a satellite failed on Monday (May 25), the Virgin Orbit company said.
· UN: Libyan coastguard detains hundreds of migrants →
The EU agreed earlier this year to end an anti-migrant smuggler operation that involved solely surveillance aircraft and instead deployed military vessels to concentrate on upholding a widely flouted UN arms embargo that is considered key to winding down Libya's relentless war.
· Applied Materials - A Buy, But Expect A Rollercoaster Ride →
The company has deployed capital well over the years, with renewed vigour behind the dividend in recent years (grown roughly 40% per year for 2 years) and a consistent policy on share buybacks (nearly 90% of FCF returned as buyback over 8 years, and close to 100% in the last 5 years).
The Wall Street Journal
· Probe of Pakistani Air Crash to Examine Pilot’s First Attempt to Land →
Initial evidence suggests the engines of the Pakistan International Airlines jet made contact with the runway in Karachi when the pilot attempted to land without landing gear deployed, the officials said.