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35 Years Ago, ‘After Hours’ Saved Martin Scorsese’s Career



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Right now, you could make a pretty iron-clad case that Martin Scorsese is our greatest living director. There’s a handful of solid runners-up, to be sure. But I can’t think of another filmmaker (American or otherwise) who’s compiled as many masterpieces and near-masterpieces as he has during his six decades behind the camera. Even now, at age 77, there’s no shortage of major studios and steaming services who would kill to be in business with him. I mean, who else could have gotten Netflix to fork over $160 million to make a three-and-a-half hour gangster epic like The Irishman with no strings attached and no questions asked?

And yet there was a time back in the early 1980s when Scorsese was written off as box-office poison. Even after having made Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, and Raging Bull, no one wanted to touch him with

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Lockheed Martin enlists Tyvak and Telesat for Space Development Agency contract

Lockheed Martin’s satellites for the SDA will be about 150 to 200 kilograms and will use Tyvak’s Mavericks platform

WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin will build 10 satellites for the Pentagon’s Space Development Agency using small buses from Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems. The company also has enlisted Canadian satellite operator Telesat to provide technical advice.

Lockheed Martin and York Space Systems were selected by the SDA to each produce 10 satellites that will be part of a mesh network in low Earth orbit known as Transport Layer Tranche 0.

Eric Brown, Lockheed Martin’s director of military space mission strategy, told SpaceNews that the satellites will be about 150 to 200 kilograms and will use Tyvak’s Mavericks platform.

“We got a very strong offer from Tyvak,” he said. “We are designing for production, to generate volume.”

SDA is buying 20 satellites to launch in 2022 but plans to deploy hundreds more in the

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Most real estate developers have hit pause. Why Terra’s David Martin is forging ahead

Most college students use coffee to power through all-night cram sessions.

As a University of Florida undergrad, David Martin used coffee in a different way — to launch his business career.

Starbucks had started sprouting up around the country in 1995, but none had yet reached Gainesville. So Martin signed onto his AOL account and went online to find out why so many were buzzing about the company.

“I had always been very entrepreneurial as a kid, so I took out a $50,000 line of credit from SunTrust Bank and opened a coffee and bakery shop on campus called Java Lounge,” he said. “It was open from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. and it grew so fast I ended up with 25 employees. I learned a lot about operating a business and having a responsibility to your customers. It also taught me how to deal with city government and getting

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Martin Lewis hits out at “dangerous” new tool from Student Loans Company

Martin Lewis, founder of MoneySavingExpert, has been campaigning against scam ads online for over a year: Steve Parsons/PA Archive/PA Images
Martin Lewis, founder of MoneySavingExpert, has been campaigning against scam ads online for over a year: Steve Parsons/PA Archive/PA Images

Financial campaigner Martin Lewis today blasted the Student Loans Company’s new website, dubbing it “demoralising, damaging and dangerous”.

The SLC moved its site from SLC.co.uk to Gov.uk and features tools to show students how much they owe.

However Lewis argued the tools encourage students to pay off their debts faster, even though there is no financial benefit to doing so. Annual repayments are set at 9% of anything a former student earns over a certain threshold, which is currently £26,575 per year.

Lewis, the founder of financial planning site Moneysavingexpert.com and the former head of the independent taskforce on student finance information, said: “The first thing university leavers see when they log in, in a large font, is the amount of ‘debt they owe’. This is demoralising, damaging and dangerous….

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