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FIA approves ban on Racing Point-style ‘reverse engineering’

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One’s governing body approved on Friday a ban on the sort of ‘reverse engineering’ that allowed the Racing Point team to compete this season with a car resembling last year’s title-winning Mercedes.

The FIA said its World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) had approved changes to the 2021 technical regulations “that will prevent the extensive use of reverse engineering of rival designs for the design of a car’s aerodynamic surfaces.”

Canadian-owned Racing Point caused controversy when their ‘Pink Mercedes’ was unveiled.

The design led to a protest by rivals Renault, with Racing Point fined 400,000 euros ($473,040) by stewards and docked 15 points for copying Mercedes’ 2019 brake ducts.

The team were allowed to continue competing without having to redesign the offending parts.

An appeal by those who wanted a tougher punishment, and by Racing Point against it, was dropped by all parties after the FIA issued

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Leominster School Committee approves hybrid learning model to begin Nov. 9, students can also choose remain remote

The Leominster School Committee approved plans Monday night for a hybrid learning model within its district.

The unanimous vote grants students the opportunity to opt out of the current remote model and into the hybrid model if they’d like. Others, preferring remote learning can remain on that path. Students who switch to hybrid can return to fully remote if necessary.

The vote applies to students in kindergarten through eighth grade and is set to begin on Nov. 9. Students who participate in hybrid learning will have in-person classes either Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday. All students will practice remote learning on Wednesday.

Students in ninth grade will have a combination of a two-week period involving remote and in-person learning. Grades 10 through 12 will continue learning remote with a gradual return to the classroom.

In-person classes will not exceed 16 students to ensure each one is at least

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Princess Diana’s Wedding Dress Designer Approves of The Crown ‘s Take on Her Gown

Wow, “The Crown” Really Nailed Princess Diana’s Most Iconic Moments

Wow, “The Crown” Really Nailed Princess Diana’s Most Iconic Moments

The Crown‘s production team can add one more accolade to the show’s already sterling reputation (10 Emmys, ahem). People reports that Elizabeth Emanuel, who the designer behind Princess Diana’s wedding dress (she created it alongside her then-husband David Emanuel), approves of the series’s version of the gown. Netflix released an image of actor Emma Corrin wearing the dress over the weekend and Emanuel noted that Corrin looked “wonderful” in the dress.

“The dress looks lovely,” Elizabeth said. “They have done a great job in capturing the spirit of the wedding gown.”

RELATED: Wow, The Crown Really Nailed Princess Diana’s Most Iconic Moments

The sneak peek showcased the dress’s 25-foot train and puff sleeves. And while some reports state that Elizabeth loaned the original dress’s patterns to the show’s costume

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Middleburg approves new Pearl Road shopping plaza preliminary design

MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio — Business owner Heepal Patel will be bringing an impressive new shopping center to Pearl Road in Middleburg Heights.

Planning Commission on Sept. 23 unanimously approved the preliminary design for The Plaza on Pearl, a development to be constructed at 7168 Pearl Road. It will have India Grocers as the anchor business and other tenants occupying new storefronts alongside.

Patel has operated India Grocers in Parma Heights since 1994, but the store has outgrown its current space. The new location is situated between Get Air indoor trampoline park and Maserati of Cleveland.

“Our initial idea for this project was that we could create a larger store we very desperately need,” Patel explained, noting his “very, very loyal customer base” travels great distances to shop there. “But we had a grander idea to capitalize on those out-of-town customers by building more tenant space and giving the local

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