The Daily Populous

Tuesday June 1st, 2021 night edition

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They’ve been known by various titles over the years: “Gay Day,” “Out at the Ballpark,” or just simply “Pride Night.”.

The Rangers declined to speak about their stance on hosting a pride day and the franchise’s work supporting the LGBTQ community.

The Rangers haven’t done an external, public facing event, akin to the 29 other MLB franchises.

The majority of other professional teams in North Texans have also celebrated pride in some fashion during a game.

He then reached out to MLB ambassador for inclusion Billy Bean, who came out as gay after a six-year MLB playing career.

That led to Bean helping to set up a meeting between the Resource Center and the Rangers in October 2019.

“I think when all 30 clubs do a pride night, this question is never going to be asked again,” Bean said. »

Chinese ‘Artificial Sun’ experimental fusion reactor sets world record for superheated plasma time

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The Belt and Road infrastructure megaproject doesn’t just include rails and highways, it’s aimed at helping nations achieve energy independence, too.

China’s futuristic nuclear fusion reactor just set a new world record for the longest duration of time in sustaining the sun-like temperature needed for fusion to occur.

While China is still a long way from a fusion power plant, the achievement is an important step towards clean, sustainable electricity generation. »

Binance CEO Weighs in on Crypto Energy Concerns

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Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao (CZ), took to Twitter to share his thoughts about the ongoing concerns regarding crypto energy use.

When you use electricity to run the most efficient financial networks in the world, it’s an environmental concern.

CZ’s tweet seems to be in direct response to Elon Musk’s Bitcoin comments earlier this month. »

Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open, takes break from tennis

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Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open on Monday and said she’s suffered “long bouts of depression,” according to her social media, one day after tennis’ Grand Slams threatened disqualification or suspension if she continued to skip press conferences.

Osaka announced last Wednesday that she would not do press conferences during the tournament, citing mental health and accepting that she would get fined.

“Here in Paris I was already feeling vulnerable and anxious so I thought it was better to exercise self-care and skip the press conferences,” was posted on Osaka’s social media. »