The Daily Populous

Wednesday May 20th, 2020 day edition

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A new Department of Energy (DoE) program promises $160 million for two advanced nuclear reactor designs and $70 million for further development.

Advanced reactors are from generation III and IV, seeking more uniform and modular nuclear plants.

The Department of Energy (DoE) has started a new Office of Nuclear Energy project called the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP).

The “Advanced” part of ARDP is an industry term for the generation of reactors we have today.

Most existing power plants are idiosyncratic, built on a case-by-case basis to suit individual communities or use cases.

In NuScale’s tiny nuclear reactor, a core is kept cool by circulating normal fresh water, as happens in today’s operating nuclear plants on a much, much larger scale.

Inside huge nuclear towers, most of the space is dedicated to cooling. »

High COVID-19 Attack Rate Among Attendees at Events at a Church — Arkansas, March 2020

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The two cases occurred in a husband and wife; the husband is the pastor at a local church (church A).

Including the index cases, 35 confirmed COVID-19 cases occurred among 92 (38%) persons who attended events held at church A during March 6–11; three patients died.

Similar proportions of church A attendees were aged ≤18 years (35%), 19–64 years (35%), and ≥65 years (30%) (Table 1). »

Horace Grant says Michael Jordan lied in 'Last Dance,' calls him 'snitch'

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Former Chicago Bulls forward Horace Grant has fired back at claims Michael Jordan made about him during "The Last Dance" documentary series on ESPN.

Grant said Tuesday that the story is true but also said he always went right back at Jordan after the criticism.

The interview concluded with Grant being asked why he repeatedly referred to "The Last Dance" as a "so-called documentary." »

Stabbing attack at North York massage parlour was ‘incel’ terrorism, police say

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Officers arrived shortly before 1 p.m. on Feb. 24 to find a man and a woman suffering from multiple cuts outside the building.

She left behind a five-year-old daughter “who will sadly have to grow up missing her wonderful mommy,” the fundraiser said.

Accordingly, incel violence arguably conforms to an emergent trend in terrorism with a more salient hate crime dimension that necessitates greater scrutiny and analysis.”. »

Pelosi on calling Trump 'morbidly obese': 'I didn't know that he would be so sensitive'

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He's always talking about other people's ... weight, their pounds," Pelosi said during an interview Tuesday with MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace.

Trump initially dismissed Pelosi's characterization of his weight earlier in the day, saying, “I don’t respond to her.

But roughly five minutes later, Trump said at a press conference on Capitol Hill in response to an unrelated question, “Pelosi is a sick woman. »