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Girls’ basketball maintains winning streak, team morale despite modified season – Inklings News

The Staples girls’ basketball team is nine games into their winter season and has not yet lost a single one. While defeating strong competitors including Trumbull, Ludlowe and Danbury, the team has additionally maintained a close-knit community contributing to their many victories despite a modified season. Due to divided practices and restrictions on fan attendance at games, the season could have easily led to frustration and separation among players, but with the help of the town’s support and the girl’s passion for the game, the team’s morale has remained a grounding constant on and off the court. “Our team chemistry this year has been better than ever before,” varsity player Mckenzie Didio ’22 said when asked what has led to the team’s victories. “Every single… Source link

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Paramount Pictures’ The Saint (1997) dated for release on Blu-ray Disc

Paramount Pictures’ The Saint (1997) starring Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, and Rade Šerbedžija is finally releasing to Blu-ray Disc. The film arrives in a 1-disc edition on May 25, 2021. Video is presented in 1080p at 2.39:1. Audio specs and bonus materials TBA. The Saint on Blu-ray Disc is priced $16.99 on Amazon. Synopsis: Based on the popular spy series, this film follows suave international thief Simon Templar (Val Kilmer), who is contracted by Russian oil magnate Ivan Tretiak (Rade Serbedzija) to steal a formula for cold fusion. So Templar, nicknamed “The Saint” because of his use of Roman Catholic saints as aliases, finds scientist Dr. Emma Russell (Elisabeth Shue), seduces her and steals the information. However, because the formula was incomplete, Tretiak now wants to… Source link

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MIT Spinoff To Build Commercial Fusion Energy Campus In Devens

MIT spinoff Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) announced Wednesday that it will build a 47-acre research and manufacturing campus in Devens, Mass., with the goal of bringing fusion power to market. The campus will house an experimental fusion device called SPARC, which company leaders say will demonstrate that nuclear fusion is a viable power source. The campus will also include the company’s corporate offices and an advanced manufacturing facility. A conceptual image of the MIT SPARC experimental fusion reactor. (Courtesy Photo/MIT) Nuclear fusion offers the promise of carbon-free power with only a tiny fraction of the radioactive waste of traditional nuclear power. But despite decades of attempts, scientists have been unable to maintain a fusion reaction that creates more energy than… Source link

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Chris Reed: Breakthroughs as big as COVID-19 vaccines possible in 2021

2020 saw a staggering achievement: the use of a new technology to develop not one but two extremely effective vaccinations for COVID-19 in less than a year’s time, potentially saving millions of lives. Instead of vaccines which release a weakened or inactivated germ into our bodies to spur an immune response, messenger RNA vaccines get cells to make a protein that causes an immune response in bodies. For months, researchers have said messenger RNA vaccines have enormous potential to treat other diseases — and last week, the Academic Times reported a breakthrough on malaria, which kills more than 400,000 people a year, mostly children in Africa. Human tests have not begun yet, but co-inventor Richard Bucala, a Yale physician, and other experts say lab results suggest the vaccine… Source link

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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory launches on Wagtail CMS

Torchbox was engaged to help define the technical architecture and content model, ensuring the best use of Wagtail, as well as augmenting JPL’s sprint team to develop features from the backlog, including integrating with third party systems and migrating content from legacy platforms. Additionally, Torchbox took an initial design concept forward, developing it into the look and feel that you see on the site today. Torchbox and JPL worked as part of a fully remote multi-agency/client project team, split across Pasadena (UTC -8), Chennai (UTC +5:30) and the UK (UTC), focused on a hard launch date in time for Perseverance’s arrival on Mars. The JPL site is headless. The front end is built in Vue using NuxtJS, and connects to Wagtail via GraphQL, using the increasingly popular Source link

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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory launches on Wagtail CMS

CHARLBURY, England, March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The eyes of the world turned to JPL last week as the Perseverance Rover touched down on Mars. They did so via jpl.nasa.gov, the Lab’s new digital home for missions, science news, images and videos, recently redesigned and rebuilt on Wagtail with the help of Torchbox. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory launches on Wagtail CMS (PRNewsfoto/Torchbox) Following Caltech’s lead, JPL chose Wagtail to replace their content management infrastructure and enlisted Torchbox to help them do it in time for the Mars landing. Torchbox was engaged to help define the technical architecture and content model, ensuring the best use of Wagtail, as well as augmenting JPL’s sprint team to develop features from the backlog, including integrating with third party… Source link

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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory launches on Wagtail CMS | News

CHARLBURY, England, March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The eyes of the world turned to JPL last week as the Perseverance Rover touched down on Mars. They did so via jpl.nasa.gov, the Lab’s new digital home for missions, science news, images and videos, recently redesigned and rebuilt on Wagtail with the help of Torchbox. Following Caltech’s lead, JPL chose Wagtail to replace their content management infrastructure and enlisted Torchbox to help them do it in time for the Mars landing. Torchbox was engaged to help define the technical architecture and content model, ensuring the best use of Wagtail, as well as augmenting JPL’s sprint team to develop features from… Source link

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Staples girls basketball players leave their mark on the court and downtown

WESTPORT — Though they continue to make their mark with their playing on the court, the Staples High School girls basketball teams made a different kind of mark downtown Friday afternoon. The Main Street storefront window of Cold Fusion — a new specialty gelato and sorbet store opening this spring in the old Papyrus space — was the canvass for a creative gathering. “I like how it’s a way for us to come together,” said Scarlett Siegel, 16, a sophomore. “It’s a really good bonding exercise.” Siegel was among the 22 players from both the varsity and junior varsity teams who took markers in hand to do some window decorating in celebration of their squads, and to enjoy some fun, artistic together time off the court. … Source link

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It’s not just Texas, the entire US grid system is broken. More will die if it’s not redesigned

Okay, reality check. This month in Texas, a severe weather event followed by extreme cold overstressed the grid to the point of failure. Last year in California, abysmal system maintenance led to catastrophic and deadly wildfires. During the PJM polar vertex of 2014, the current Texas scenario happened, but the system kind of survived. And during the Enron scandal in California in 2000, a company manipulated and exploited a recently changed market and caused rolling blackouts. These aren’t just unfortunate coincidences. The entire system is broken. The issue is not a market issue, and it is not a technical issue. The issue is that the whole system — inclusive of the state laws, state regulations, state oversight, federal laws, federal regulation, federal oversight, monopoly… Source link

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Political juice wins in airport renaming vote | STEVE SEBELIUS

The Clark County Commission’s Tuesday debate over renaming McCarran International Airport for former Sen. Harry Reid perfectly crystallized the divide between political insiders and the public. If the question had been put to the voters, it very likely would have failed. (Almost all of the people who emailed, called or tweeted to me about it preferred the simpler “Las Vegas International Airport.”) But behind the dais at the Government Center, it passed the all-Democrat commission unanimously. All that remains now is the Federal Aviation Administration’s sign-off. The result was forecast in advance, as most every elected Democrat in the state issued a statement in support, from Gov. Steve Sisolak to Reid’s sometimes-adversary, Rep. Dina Titus. The head of Culinary Local… Source link

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