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College Park edges The Woodlands for first-ever district crown

SHENANDOAH — College Park got the last punch in a back-and-forth War of the Woods on Friday at Woodforest Bank Stadium.

The Cavaliers beat their rival The Woodlands 35-31 and earned the outright District 13-6A title. It was College Park’s second-ever win over The Woodlands and their first since 2007. It’s also the program’s first district title.

“It’s a great feeling,” coach Lonnie Madison said. “We feel like we’ve been trying to find a different way to win the game each week. We’ve had new guys step up every week and found just enough ways to come out on top this week and be district champions.”

College Park (8-1, 5-0) will go into the postseason as the Division I top seed in 13-6A, while the Highlanders (5-3, 4-1) will be the second seed in Div. I.

“Coach Madison and his guys do a great job and they had great emotion,

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Netflix Doubles U.K. Production Budget to $1 Billion, After ‘The Crown,’ ‘Sex Education’ Global Success



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Streaming giant Netflix has doubled its U.K. production budget to $1 billion, following the global success of shows including “The Crown” and “Sex Education.”

Netflix is spending this budget on producing more than 50 shows in the U.K., despite a fraught year that has seen production on “The Witcher” shut down twice due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The U.K. is an incredibly important market to Netflix and we’re proud to be increasing our investment in the U.K.’s creative industries,” said a Netflix spokesperson. “‘The Crown,’ ‘Sex Education’ and ‘The Witcher’ are among the shows that have been made in the U.K. this year and will be watched by the world. And these shows are a testament to the depth of talent that exists here.”

“We will continue to invest in the best content in every genre, and are fully

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Computer Scientists Achieve the ‘Crown Jewel’ of Cryptography

In 2018, Aayush Jain, a graduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles, traveled to Japan to give a talk about a powerful cryptographic tool he and his colleagues were developing. As he detailed the team’s approach to indistinguishability obfuscation (iO for short), one audience member raised his hand in bewilderment.

Original story reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine, an editorially independent publication of the Simons Foundation whose mission is to enhance public understanding of science by covering research develop­ments and trends in mathe­matics and the physical and life sciences.

“But I thought iO doesn’t exist?” he said.

At the time, such skepticism was widespread. Indistinguishability obfuscation, if it could be built, would be able to hide not just collections of data but the inner workings of a computer program itself, creating a sort of cryptographic master tool from which nearly every other cryptographic protocol could be built.

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Famed Triple Crown trainer with 30 career drug violations vows to keep horses clean

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, whose horse Justify became the 13th Triple Crown winner in 2018, vowed to keep his horses clean after four known drug tests in his barn over the past six months.

Baffert released a statement ahead of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships this weekend, the final stop of the season. The most decorated trainer in American horse racing has at least 30 medication violations over his career, per the Louisville Courier-Journal, and is facing accusations of cheating.

Hall of Fame trainer addresses horse drug tests

Baffert has won six Kentucky Derby races, tying the record, and earned a rare Triple Crown two times in the last five years.

“I am very aware of the several incidents this year concerning my horses and the impact it has had on my family, horse racing, and me,” Baffert said in a statement, via the New York Times. “I

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