Conflicting guidance from Congress could result in NASA’s spending $500 million on a rocket program that is due to be canceled. Last week, the NASA inspector general reported that the problem stems from new orders to the agency to replace the Ares I rocket program with one that incorporates many of the elements in the Constellation program begun under President George W. Bush. The changes, part of a law that went into effect in October, were seen as a compromise that mollified fans of the human spaceflight program while including reforms that the White House had sought. But since lawmakers have delayed passing a 2011 budget, the report says, the agency must continue to pay for the original rocket program, leading to considerable waste. The problem is that the so-called continuing resolution, which keeps spending at 2010 levels at least until March, also requires agencies to continue virtually all programs. While 2010 appropriation documents instructed NASA to continue with the Constellation effort, the October law, known as a reauthorization, calls it instead a “Space Launch System” (SLS) although the requirements are similar. 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That news came in a report from NASA to Congress required by the October law, which lays out NASA’s priorities. That law had specified that the first flight of the SLS should occur in 2016. “A first flight this early does not realistically appear to be possible based on our current cost estimates … and given the levels proposed in the Authorization Act,” NASA said in the report. That conclusion has infuriated a number of powerful lawmakers. “NASA throws their hands in the air and claims it is unaffordable without providing a single piece of evidence that brings truth to their conclusions,” said Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), ranking member of the spending panel that oversees NASA and a patron of the large NASA facilities in his state . “The language is clear–NASA has evaluated 2000 vehicle concepts over the past decade, and the rocket scientists and engineers have picked the design and are ready to proceed. Instead, NASA continues to further delay.” Meanwhile, scientists at the agency who are working on the Constellation effort feel frustrated, says physicist Sheila Bailey of the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Even Bailey’s work on advanced solar cells, which is funded by the Air Force, is affected by the uncertainty. “If you don’t know how much you’re getting next year, you don’t know what program to do, or how to prioritize,” Bailey adds. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much confusion in terms of projects, and priorities, and where we’re heading.”
[Abstract] Liu Qiangdong pointed out that Ali will not follow a lot of media investment, Jingdong only focus on three things: electricity providers, electricity providers and related financial services and cloud.
Tencent Francisco December 10th, China electricity supplier brand Jingdong founder and CEO Liu Qiangdong (micro-blog) recently accepted the foreign media interview, on the current market environment and the company Chinese operations are introduced.
at the moment, China’s Internet industry is particularly intense competition, Jingdong in this area from the electricity supplier giant Alibaba repression. Although China’s other big Internet giant Tencent to form a strategic partnership, but Jingdong is not easy to compete with Alibaba.
in addition, Alibaba has gained huge profits, and Jingdong has never been profitable. However, so far this year, Jingdong’s share price has risen by 40%, while Alibaba’s share price fell by about $18%.
recently, China’s economic growth slowed, causing the industry’s attention, but this trend did not have a greater negative impact on the electricity supplier. Liu Qiangdong believes that Jingdong is to provide services for consumer demand, everyone has to carry out daily life, which has nothing to do with the economic situation.
, however, Liu Qiangdong also pointed out that home appliances are affected by the economic impact of one of the largest product categories, the other has little effect. Japan and South Korea have been slow for decades, but their consumption chart shows that demand remains strong. He believes that China’s consumer market will continue to grow.
November 16th, Jingdong group released 2015 fiscal year third quarter results. The third quarter of 2015, total Jingdong transactions reached $115 billion, an increase of 71%, net income reached $44 billion 100 million, an increase of 52%. Some analysts said that this quarter is mainly due to the strong performance of cooperation with Tencent, WeChat has brought a lot of traffic.
this, Liu Qiangdong does not deny. About 1/3 of new customers are from WeChat, he said. Currently, Jingdong in Shenzhen, more than 1000 employees are only responsible for cooperation with various departments of Tencent. He hopes to WeChat and QQ mobile application users into Jingdong users. Given the current Jingdong has 130 million users, while WeChat’s monthly active users more than 600 million, Liu Qiangdong believes that cooperation has a huge space for development.
Jingdong distribution costs for the problem, Liu Qiangdong said that in the past three years, the company has increased the minimum annual consumption threshold free shipping. Free shipping next year, the minimum consumption will be 99 yuan. In addition, Jingdong also plans in 2017 for all shipping charges. Liu Qiangdong said that the company did not raise the threshold for free shipping and the loss of consumers, the current daily purchase of less than 79 yuan and the need to pay the freight costs of about 100 thousand people.
When it comes to
to achieve profitability, Liu Qiangdong said Jingdong mall has been profitable for some time. However, because Jingdong wants to create long-term value for shareholders
In July 12th,
news, in a Beijing online education salon, Taobao insiders, Taobao or to further strengthen the development of education and training providers, and may launch "Taobao students" education channel in the near future. "Taobao students" this is a new term, literally can see that Taobao intends to get involved in the education market, in recent years, the online education market has continued to enter the Internet gangster, apart from Taobao, a NetEase, Kingsoft so that future intends to enter the online education market.
Taobao launched "Taobao student" is mainly to build the platform, on the one hand, teaching institutions can live teaching on this platform, on the other hand, "Taobao students" also have to interact with the user, as long as any user feel very accomplished in one hand, or can be released in the course of proficiency in a particular line. "Taobao student", or for online broadcast rights. In short, Taobao students adhere to the excellent courses, videos and other communications to the majority of users.
currently, the online education industry output value of more than 100 billion yuan, we can see that online education has great economic prospects, but the online education industry has been relatively scattered, with access to Taobao, NetEase and a series of Internet heavyweights, will enable the industry to move toward standardization, but the competition will be more intense. Kingsoft is in the planning of the online education market, ready to return its main line of business, and will also be involved in online English training. Kingsoft is have the strength to enter the online English training field, so it is relatively easy to enter the online education market some. As for the NetEase, for example, from the beginning of the 4 version of the book, Youdao Dictionary joined the cloud book function, began to change from a purely dictionary tool to the learning platform. The development of a NetEase intends to use Youdao Dictionary as the center, promote the development of online education and professional translation, it has practical action, has established online education team, ready to develop better.
"Taobao students facing many competitors in online education pressure, on the one hand, from the Internet also debuted the NetEase Youdao, Kingsoft and other threats, it is relatively easy to correct, Kingsoft NetEase to enter the online education market, because it is doing related work, as long as the time is right to enter. On the other hand, from the high quality of online education within the brand oppression. General online education website can not provide only one aspect of learning, and now online education website involves a lot of areas, basically you want to get the course online will have a corresponding online courses.
due to the lack of Internet education industry internal genes, lack of successful combination of Internet and education online education, so students joined Taobao "these new members from the Internet to the online education industry into the Internet gene. "Taobao students" should have its own characteristics, Taobao can use its own advantages of e-commerce, through the successful case of Taobao sellers, to develop e-commerce sales and other characteristics of the occupation, rather than others.
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