The Daily Populous

Thursday May 27th, 2021 day edition

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Kevin Clark stuck with his music after appearing nearly 20 years ago as drummer Freddy “Spazzy McGee” Jones in the wildly popular movie “School of Rock.”.

At 32, Clark had just started a new band that performed live for the first time over the past weekend on the North Shore.

He was hit by a Hyundai Sonata around 1:20 a.m. in the 2600 block of North Western Avenue, Chicago police said.

At 12, Clark landed a role in the 2003 hit “School of Rock” with actor Jack Black.

Clark was also a shift manager at Starbucks at Ashland and Irving, and had taught music at a School of Rock location in Libertyville, his mother said.

Several of Clark’s “School of Rock” co-stars paid tribute to Clark on social media.

Sending love to his family and the whole School of Rock community,” Black wrote in an Instagram post. »

New USB-C Type 2.1 standard offers up to 240 W power delivery

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Comparing the USB-C 2.0 standard to today's 2.1 standard, the optional new Extended Power Range (EPR) specification—which bumps maximum voltage up to 48 V, sufficient to deliver 240 W at 5 A—seems to be by far the largest change.

From a consumer's perspective, the physical standard hasn't changed—USB-C type 2.1 devices will plug into USB-C type 2.0 ports, and vice versa.

In addition, 5A Standard Power Range (SPR) cables are being deprecated entirely, to be replaced by the new EPR cables. »

Study: Don’t count on caffeine to fight sleep deprivation

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Relying on caffeine to get you through the day isn’t always the answer, says a new study from Michigan State University.

Fenn’s study is the first to investigate the effect of caffeine on placekeeping after a period of sleep deprivation.

She added: “Caffeine may improve the ability to stay awake and attend to a task, but it doesn’t do much to prevent the sort of procedural errors that can cause things like medical mistakes and car accidents.”. »

Eric Carle, Author of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar,’ Dies at 91

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But it might also become the star of one of the best-selling children’s books of all time.

Eric Carle, the artist and author who created that creature in his book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” a tale that has charmed generations of children and parents alike, died on Sunday at his summer studio in Northampton, Mass.

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” Mr. Carle’s best-known book, has sold more than 55 million copies around the world since it was first published in 1969, its mere 224 words translated into more than 70 languages. »

Navigating NDIS an exhausting and disempowering process, people with disabilities say

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Participants say the NDIS bureaucracy is a struggle to navigate Advocates say plans for 'independent assessments' will make it harder to get funding they need.

"At this year's review they used that against me, saying 'you didn't spend the money so we will take some away from you'.".

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