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Murray State’s Payton Carter won the 2022 Kentucky Women’s Amateur Championship and former racer Jessica Widman-Grace captured the Mid-Am Division title in Georgetown, Ky.

Murray State’s women’s golf program was well represented with six current student-athletes competing in the 95e organization of the women’s event at the Cherry Blossom Golf Club.

Carter, of Henderson, who has a year left to play for the Racers, beat defending champion Rylea Marcum of Eastern Kentucky 2&1 in the championship game Wednesday morning. Carter trailed 2-0 after three holes but birdied back-to-back to put the game in a five-hole game. She took the lead on the seventh hole, but the match was tied again after 15 holes, setting up a spectacular finish. On the par-3 16eCarter made the par to win the hole, then she closed out the match win with an 18-foot birdie at the par-5 17e.

Carter played all 17 holes of the championship game at 6 under par and hit all 17 greens in regulation time. She and Marcum combined for 11 birdies in the title match.

“I knew I had to birdie all day to beat Rylea,” Carter told the Kentucky Golf Association. “I focused on one stroke at a time throughout the day; hitting the fairway, hitting the green, making the putt. Rylea didn’t miss a putt to start the day, but I was able to make a few holes on it and hold It’s been a great year, and this win just adds to it. I’m grateful for the incredible golf I got to play and for the opportunity to be the champion of this event.

It took good play just for Carter to advance to the Finals. In her quarter-final match, she was two holes away with three to play, but managed to advance after birdieing on the 18the hole to pass Alaina Schmitt of Bellarmine University. Carter cruised through the semifinals with a 3&2 victory over University of Kentucky player Ryan Bender.

Aside from Carter, there were several other current racers competing, including Lauren Gilchrist, Emma PayneEllie West, Katherine Weir and Kaitlyn Zieba.

Carter earns Murray State’s fourth win at Kentucky State Amateur and first since Anna Moore won it in consecutive years in 2017 and 2018. Jessica Widman-Grace is the only other rider to win the title in 2007.

Widman-Grace, who coached Carter at Henderson County High School, captured the Kentucky State Am Mid title with a 3-2 victory in the Finals over Krissy Martin. Widman-Grace, played for the Racers from 1996-2000 and was the first female golfer to be inducted into the Murray State Hall of Fame in 2007.

About Murray State Athletics
Located in Murray, Kentucky, the Murray State University Department of Athletics is a member of NCAA Division I and plays in the championship football subdivision. The Racers have 15 programs, including men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer and golf teams and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, athletics and volleyball, as well as a mixed team of riflemen. . Currently a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, the Racers join the Missouri Valley Conference on July 1, 2022. The Racers will become a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2023.

Payton Carter

Ex-Virdenite coach historic team https://futurekomp.net/ex-virdenite-coach-historic-team/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 21:56:45 +0000 https://futurekomp.net/ex-virdenite-coach-historic-team/

Former Virden resident Jeanine Allers has recently been a part of Manitoba cricketing history – and she aspires to do more.
Dona and Norman Barrate’s daughter coached the first all-female team to compete in the Manitoba Cricket Association’s High School Jamboree. The team was formed at Crocus Plains Regional High School in Brandon and faced primarily male competitors.
“During the tournament they were always positive and gave their all,” said Rivers resident Allers. “It was really amazing to watch, and I was very proud of their growth and their love for the game.”
The Crocus Plains players hope to continue developing their cricketing skills with a new women’s development team for Manitoba through the Westman Cricket Association. Allers was approached last summer by MCA’s Ron Dipchand to start a women’s program in the Westman area.
“We kick off in a few weeks when our equipment arrives from MCA,” Allers said. “He is welcome to all and would love to accommodate all women of any skill level.”
The Crocus Plains team grew out of the enrollment of 11 female student-athletes in high school cricket at the school. Allers’ partner Paul Ziesmann had coached cricket at Crocus Plains in the past. Jeff Kasprick, who runs the school’s cricket program, told her that many girls were interested.
“When I heard about the interest from Team Crocus, it was natural to work with these ladies and grow as a team,” Allers said, noting that she immediately knew she wanted to be a part of the team. program.
Kasprick told her that when the girls learned there would be a female coach, “interest grew because it can be very intimidating to play on a boys’ team.” At first, a curtain was used in the gymnasium to separate boys and girls in training. The skills and confidence of their women’s team have grown.
“Their growth in a few months has been really amazing,” Allers said. “We started with tennis balls, indoor balls and moved on to hard balls. They knew that to be part of this tournament they had to grow fast and they rose to the challenge. At the end of May, we started to slowly mix with the men’s teams for half of training to give them a chance to see what they would be up against in the tournament. Soon, the idea of ​​facing the men’s teams did not faze them.
She said, “We had a cheer we were going to do, which was ‘Chak De’, which means ‘we can do it’ (in Hindi)”
Allers grew up playing cricket in the program that his father, a longtime educator at Virden Collegiate Institute, founded. In middle school and high school, she played “kanga ball”, a variation that uses soft plastic balls, plastic wickets, and bats. She later played the hardball version of the sport for the Virden/Westman team. Allers and his sister, Maryse Catagas, represented their country at an international tournament in Grenada in 2002.
His father founded the Westman Cricket Association in 1994. He had also pushed MCA to involve VCI students in regulation cricket, rather than kanga ball. Finally, a pitch was developed.
Allers has long given back to cricket. In high school, she coached a Virden Junior High team. Allers then coached women’s cricket in Winnipeg with her sister.
Anyone interested in the development of the Westman women’s team can check out the WCA Facebook page for more information or contact Allers at Westmancricketassociation@gmail.com. All ages are encouraged to register.

Lateral habenula not required for increased alcohol consumption induced by ethanol dependence https://futurekomp.net/lateral-habenula-not-required-for-increased-alcohol-consumption-induced-by-ethanol-dependence/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 15:11:45 +0000 https://futurekomp.net/lateral-habenula-not-required-for-increased-alcohol-consumption-induced-by-ethanol-dependence/
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    Is Alibaba a buy after its recent gains? https://futurekomp.net/is-alibaba-a-buy-after-its-recent-gains/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 16:13:44 +0000 https://futurekomp.net/is-alibaba-a-buy-after-its-recent-gains/

    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) is the largest e-commerce retailer in China, with 12-month revenue of $134.54 billion. The company is ranked 63rd on the Fortune Global 500 list.

    The company came under fire in November 2020, just ahead of the highly anticipated Ant Initial Public Offering SEO. He was a top target during the country’s regulatory crackdown on tech giants and had to pay a record $2.80 billion in antitrust fines. Shares of BABA are down 66.34% since November 2020 to close yesterday’s trading session at $98.52.

    Nonetheless, China appears to be easing its regulatory crackdown on tech stocks lately. On June 9, the government gave provisional approval for relaunching BABA-backed dual listing of Ant Group in Shanghai and Hong Kong. BABA shares gained more than 24% between May 25 and June 8.

    Here’s what could shape BABA’s performance in the short term:

    Mixed Growth History

    BABA’s revenues have grown at CAGRs of 31.3% and 40.1% over the past three and five years, respectively. The company’s EBITDA has grown at CAGRs of 10.9% and 16.3% over the past three years and five years, respectively.

    Additionally, BABA’s net profit has improved at a CAGR of 7.3% over the past five years, while EPS has improved at a CAGR of 6% over this period. However, the company’s net income and EPS have declined at a rate of 10.9% and 12%, respectively, per year over the past three years. Additionally, its leveraged free cash flow has been declining at a rate of 15.3% per year for the past three years.

    BABA’s revenue over the past 12 months increased by 18.9% year over year, while total assets increased by 8% during this period. However, the company’s trailing 12-month EBITDA and net income were down 14.3% and 58.7% year-over-year, respectively. Additionally, BABA’s trailing 12-month EPS fell 58.4% year-over-year, while leveraged free cash flow was down 69% year-over-year. other.

    Mixed profit margins

    BABA’s gross profit margin over the last 12 months of 36.76% is slightly above the industry average of 36.25%. His last 12 months EBITDA and net profit margins of 15.74% and 7.3% are significantly above industry averages of 12.11% and 6.56%, respectively. Additionally, the company’s leveraged trailing 12-month free cash flow margin of 6.78% is 96.5% higher than the industry average of 3.45%.

    However, BABA’s 12-month ROE, ROTC and ROA of 6.57%, 4.73% and 3.67% compare to industry averages of 17.15%, 7.38% and 5.63%, respectively. Additionally, its 12-month asset turnover rate of 0.5% is 51.1% below the industry average of 1.03%.

    Extended valuation

    In non-GAAP forward PER terms, BABA is currently trading at 13.31x, 17.5% higher than the industry average of 11.33. The stock’s price-to-forward multiple of 1.90 is 124.6% higher than the industry average of 0.85. Additionally, its forward-looking EV/EBITDA and EV/Sales ratios of 11.04 and 1.94 compare to industry averages of 8.46 and 1.07, respectively.

    Additionally, BABA is currently trading at 8.79x future cash flow, 7.5% higher than the industry average of 8.18x.

    Consensus Rating and Price Target Indicate Upside Potential

    Of the 19 Wall Street analysts who rated BABA, 17 rated it Buy, while two rated it Hold. The 12-month median price target of $159.84 indicates a 62.2% upside potential from yesterday’s closing price of $98.52. Price targets range from a low of $115.00 to a high of $276.00.

    POWR Ratings Illustrate Uncertainty

    BABA has an overall rating of C, which translates to Neutral in our own POWR Rankings system. POWR ratings are calculated by considering 118 separate factors, with each factor weighted to an optimal degree.

    BABA has a C rating for Momentum, Quality and Growth. The stock is currently trading slightly below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $95.13 and $125.27, respectively, in sync with the Momentum rating. Moreover, BABA’s mixed profit margins and growth justify the Quality and Growth ratings respectively.

    Of the 41 shares listed F China group, BABA is ranked #24.

    Beyond what I said above, check out BABA ratings for sentiment, stability and value here.


    Despite the easing of government regulations, Ant Financial Services Group, backed by BABA has no plans to relaunch its IPO, according to a company spokesperson. BABA shares have fallen 16.5% since that June 9 press release. Additionally, with e-commerce sales slowing globally, BABA’s profit margins have shrunk in recent quarters. Thus, investors should wait for BABA to stabilize before investing in the stock.

    How does Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) compare to its peers?

    Although BABA has a C rating in our proprietary rating system, one might consider looking at its industry peers, NetEase Inc. (NTES), FinVolution Group (FINV) and China Automotive Systems, Inc. (CAAS), which have a B (buy) rating.

    Shares of BABA were trading at $104.85 per share on Tuesday morning, up $6.33 (+6.43%). Year-to-date, BABA is down -11.73%, compared to a -20.89% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 over the same period.

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    COVID-19 Infection Control Training for Medical Students in Clinical Placement: A Mixed Methods Approach | BMC medical training https://futurekomp.net/covid-19-infection-control-training-for-medical-students-in-clinical-placement-a-mixed-methods-approach-bmc-medical-training/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 00:11:43 +0000 https://futurekomp.net/covid-19-infection-control-training-for-medical-students-in-clinical-placement-a-mixed-methods-approach-bmc-medical-training/


    This study assesses the effects of simulated clinical practice using peer-to-peer role-playing and a COVID-19 lecture on medical students’ attitudes towards COVID-19 and the burden felt by them due to care of patients with COVID-19.

    Ethics approval

    This study was approved by the Ethics Committee of the University of Chiba (Approval No. 3425). The study database has been anonymized.


    CC in the department of respiratory medicine and participants

    Medical schools in Japan offer a six-year curriculum, and two years are usually spent in CCs [15]. At Chiba University, with approximately 120 students in each class, students practice in one department and then another on a rotational basis every four weeks for two years. The CC begins in December of the fourth year and ends in October of the sixth year.

    Groups of 7 to 11 medical students (4th-5th year) completed four weeks of training as members of a medical team of physicians and residents in a department of respiratory medicine from December of their fourth year to November of their fifth year. A total of 82 medical students underwent CC in Respiratory Medicine at Chiba University Hospital between December 2020 and November 2021. During orientation at the start of each group’s CC, informed consent was obtained from participants for use of their data for this study.

    Between January 2020 and November 2021, students who participated in both the simulated clinical practice and the lecture were included in the study. Students who did not participate in the simulated clinical practice and/or lecture, or those with insufficient questionnaire data were excluded. Additionally, medical students were not directly examining patients with COVID-19; rather, they only conducted telephone interviews and shared information at conferences when in charge of these patients. However, the seven students who practiced in September 2021, during the fifth wave of the pandemic in Japan, performed direct examination of patients after simulated clinical practice for COVID-19. Therefore, these seven students were also excluded from the study due to the possible impact of the learning effect of directly participating in the care of patients with COVID-19.

    Simulated clinical practice for COVID-19 using peer-to-peer role play

    Clinical practices were conducted at the Chiba Clinical Skills Center of Chiba University Hospital and included seven to eight medical students during the first or second week of the CC. Two of the authors (HK and AK) supervised the practice.

    Prior to practice, students were briefed on basic IPC, such as wearing and doffing PPE and zoning (Fig. 1); they also attended an orientation session.

    Fig. 1

    The simulated clinical practice process involving peer role play

    The students were divided into two groups of four. After their simulation center zoning practice, other practices were conducted based on different scenarios relating to the admission of patients with COVID-19. We prepared two scenarios with different patient parameters and lead lines for the hospital room, and each group participated in the practice according to the two scenarios.

    For each scenario, four students were assigned the following roles: a patient, a doctor wearing full PPE, a medical staff member who assisted the doctor, and a checker who checked the doctor and medical staff (Fig. 2). In the role play, the patient and the doctor could touch each other, but they were considered contaminated and could not touch the clean area and the medical staff. Medical staff could touch the clean area (open the door, press a button, etc.) to maintain cleanliness, while they could not touch the patient and doctor. As a scenario, we created a fictional patient environment based on a real acceptance form and prepared a scenario for each role. During the practice, the students who played the role of the doctor and medical staff were supposed to practice admitting the patient to the ward appropriately without spreading the infection (Fig. 3).

    Figure 2
    Figure 2

    Role parameters in simulated clinical practice during peer role play

    Figure 3
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    Guide flow of a COVID-19 patient to the patient room and tasks for each role in simulated clinical practice with peer role play using the photographs reproduced by the authors and staff from the Department of Respiratory Medicine. COVID-19: coronavirus disease 2019; PPE: personal protective equipment

    During the debriefing after the practice, the controllers pointed out the problems and the students who played the roles shared their impressions.

    Conference on COVID-19

    A lecture on the latest literature available on COVID-19 was given to the students. It included the following topics: Comparison of Symptoms/Problems Associated with COVID-19 and Influenza, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, Clinical Outcomes and Treatment of COVID-19, SARS-CoV Vaccine -2 and ways to deal with information regarding COVID-19. Additionally, the lecture included Information Literacy as follows. We first presented the research data showing that fake news – which evokes fear, loathing and surprise – is more likely to spread even before the pandemic. [16]. Following this, we provided examples of information that was later proven to be false, ranging from rumor-level information to that presented by medical professionals and heads of state. We also pointed out that drugs that show promise in basic research are rarely really useful and approved by regulatory authorities. [17]. These examples highlighted the difficulty of properly processing medical information from all perspectives and revealed the process of medical validation using multiple drugs/vaccines [18]. The conference emphasized the importance of not easily relying on information unless medical students experience it firsthand.

    The lecture was given during the third week of the CC by two authors of this article (GS, HK).

    Data gathering

    Quantitative data collection

    Quantitative data was compiled using a questionnaire to assess the effect of the education program on student responses to COVID-19. Questionnaires were created on students’ fear of COVID-19 and their burden in various situations related to the care of COVID-19 patients. Before the mock practice and on the last day of the third week of the CC, the students answered the following questions from the mock clinical practice and lecture questionnaire (Table 1): (1a) Are you afraid of COVID-19? (1b) How careful are you in your daily life to prevent COVID-19? (2) To what extent do you consider the following behaviors a burden? Questions (1a) and (1b) were scored on a five-point Likert scale, with scores ranging from 1 [(1a) Not afraid at all; (2b) Not at all cautious] at 5 [(1a) Very afraid; (1b) Very cautious]. In question 2, the following actions are listed: a. Implementation of COVID-19 prevention measures (daily life), b. General practice while taking COVID-19 preventive measures, c. Proper use of PPE, including donning and doffing, d. Management of confirmed COVID-19 patients and adoption of preventive measures, e. Processing information about COVID-19. Additionally, question (2) was scored on a five-point Likert scale, with scores ranging from 1 (not at all loaded) to 5 (very loaded). In addition to the questions above, students reported their level of satisfaction with the simulated clinical practice and presentation on the second questionnaire. The items of the questionnaire were elaborated according to the feeling of responsibility of the students in the medical treatment assumed from the teaching process.

    Table 1 Student Awareness and Burden Assessment Questionnaire Due to COVID-19

    Qualitative data collection

    We conducted focus group interviews (FGI) with students to assess the effects and benefits of our program on COVID-19. The FGI also aimed to identify what students learned through our program. On the last day of the third week, students participated in semi-structured FGIs regarding the benefits of the program, and this qualitative study phase allowed us to explain the results of the quantitative data.

    The students were divided into nine groups (75 student cohorts in total). The selection criteria specified that all medical students should be included, as the target population should be homogeneous to investigate perceptions regarding our COVID-19 education.

    The FGIs were conducted by two physician researchers (HK and GS) and the interview responses were recorded independently using an interview guide (Table 2). Students were asked the following questions: 1) “What are the benefits of simulated clinical practice with peer-to-peer role play on COVD-19? Why do you consider this to be advantages? 2) “What are the benefits of the COVID-19 conference? Why do you consider this to be advantages? » The interview guide was validated by the two researchers (HK and GS) before data collection.

    Table 2 Interview guide for focus group interview

    The interviews lasted no more than 30 minutes and information on the impact of work and the fatigue of the interviewees was obtained. Interview responses were transcribed verbatim.

    Data analysis

    statistical analyzes

    Quantitative data are expressed as mean ± standard deviation (SD) unless otherwise specified. The Wilcoxon signed rank test was used to compare the degree of burden before and after our education regarding COVID-19. Statistical significance was set at p<0.05. All statistical analyzes were performed using JMP 16.0 (Cary, NC, USA).

    Qualitative content analysis

    Consistent with previous studies, qualitative content analysis was performed to analyze FGI transcripts [19]. Such analysis includes descriptions of manifested content and interpretations of latent content [20]. HK and CK independently read and coded all transcripts. Subsequently, they discussed, identified and agreed on the coding of the descriptors. Inter-rater reliability was measured with the Kappa coefficient (0.8–1.0 = almost perfect; 0.6–0.8 = substantial; 0.4–0.6 = moderate; 0.2–0, 4 = fair) [21].

    Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rate drop https://futurekomp.net/asian-stocks-mixed-after-wall-street-rate-drop/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 05:16:13 +0000 https://futurekomp.net/asian-stocks-mixed-after-wall-street-rate-drop/

    BANGKOK — Stocks were mostly down in Asia on Friday, with only Shanghai rising, after shares fell on Wall Street on expectations that central banks will double down on inflation with rate hikes. interest.

    Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 lost 1.3% to 27,881.78 while Seoul’s Kospi lost 1.2% to 2,593.60. In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.9% to 6,956.40. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng slipped 0.2%, losing its first gains, to 21,828.86.

    The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.6% to 3,257.59 after the government announced that consumer price inflation remained subdued at 2.1% in May. That gives regulators more room to adjust policy to counter a prolonged economic downturn made worse by widespread restrictions imposed to counter coronavirus outbreaks.

    In another market-related move, China’s Security Regulatory Commission released a statement saying it had yet to assess and seek relaunch of a plan by fintech firm Ant’s Group to proceed with a initial public offering. This contradicted a report that said IPO approval was pending, but the commission said it backed stock listings of “qualified platform companies” in domestic and overseas markets.

    The government’s cancellation of Ant’s earlier efforts to launch an IPO came amid a broad crackdown on big tech companies that has rattled markets, particularly in Hong Kong, where many tech companies type are listed.

    On Thursday, the S&P 500 fell 2.4% and benchmarks across the Atlantic also fell as the European Central Bank announced it would raise interest rates next month for the first time in addition to a decade. Another hike is expected for September, possibly double July’s, and the central bank will also end its bond-buying program next month.

    It’s part of a growing global wave where central banks are scrapping the ultra-low interest rates that have supported borrowing, economic growth and stock prices during the pandemic and have also flooded markets with investment at the moment. search for higher returns. Today, central banks are focused on slowing growth to curb high inflation.

    The risk is that such moves could cause a recession if they are too aggressive. Even if central banks can pull off the delicate balancing act and avoid a recession, higher interest rates can lead investors to swap stocks for other types of investments.

    Most people expect the Fed to raise its key rate next week by half a percentage point, the second straight increase of twice the usual amount. Investors expect a third to hit in July.

    The Fed’s direction from here depends on the path of inflation, which is why Wall Street is so aware of the latest reading of the US Consumer Price Index, which is due Friday morning. Economists expect inflation to have eased slightly to 8.2% in May from 8.3% a month earlier.

    Investors looked for signs that inflation may have already passed its peak, which would be good for markets as it could mean a less aggressive Fed.

    The S&P 500 lost 97.95 points to close at 4,017.82, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.9% to 32,272.79. The Nasdaq composite fell 2.8% to 11,754.23.

    European stocks fell immediately after the European Central Bank’s rate announcement, which came before US markets opened. The CAC 40 index in Paris lost 1.4% and the German DAX lost 1.7%.

    A report showed slightly more American workers filing for unemployment last week than economists expected. This is a potentially negative signal, but the overall number is still low.

    Rising gasoline prices have put greater pressure on businesses and households, increasing pressure on budgets. Crude oil prices fell slightly on Thursday, but remain up about 60% for the year. Much of the jump is due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    Benchmark U.S. crude oil fell 66 cents to $120.85 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It fell 60 cents to $121.51 on Thursday.

    Brent crude, the price standard for international trade, fell 72 cents to $122.35 a barrel.

    In foreign exchange transactions, the dollar weakened to 134.13 Japanese yen from 134.35 yen. The euro fell from $1.0619 to $1.0634.

    Residents Blended on Hale Waipu’ilani 100% Affordable Housing Plan in S. Maui https://futurekomp.net/residents-blended-on-hale-waipuilani-100-affordable-housing-plan-in-s-maui/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 16:46:33 +0000 https://futurekomp.net/residents-blended-on-hale-waipuilani-100-affordable-housing-plan-in-s-maui/

    The proposed site for the Hale Waipuʻilani all-labor housing project in Kīhei is outlined in red. PC: Alaula Builders

    Saying they are for affordable housing – but not in this area – at least a dozen opponents of the 100% labor-intensive Hale Waipu’ilani project in Kīhei pointed to flooding and traffic problems on Monday at the Maui County Council Affordable Housing Committee meeting.

    However, a handful of other residents, including the head of Maui’s Affordable Housing Plan, said the 28-unit affordable project is badly needed, even if neighbors don’t want it in their backyards.

    Another 400 Maui residents signed a petition from Kahului-based Alaula Builders saying the project should be built, according to county documents.

    Monday’s meeting was adjourned until 9 a.m. on June 13.

    Developed by Alaula Builders, Hale Waipu’ilani is seeking the County’s Fast Track Affordable Housing Process to create 28 units for sale on 1.53 acres at 16 E. Waipu’ilani Road, an area surrounded by residential properties.


    Under County Residential Workforce Housing Policy 2.97, developers can apply for county code exemptions or changes to quickly build 100% affordable projects.


    After receiving the request, the council has 60 days to decide the fate of the project.

    Homes offered by Hale Waipu’ilani range from one bedroom, one bath at 430 square feet to three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms at 1,360 square feet.

    The buildings would sit on post and pillar foundations and stormwater retention areas would be created under and around the buildings. In addition, 59 parking spaces would be included.


    Eight units would go for 80% to 100% of the area’s median income, 14 units would be for 100% to 120% AMI, and six units would be sold at 120% to 140% AMI.

    At Tuesday’s meeting, developers said they want affordable housing, but if that doesn’t materialize, they may have to look for alternatives. One option would create four lots and up to 12 homes at market price, which would require government review but not public input.

    “With this plan, there will be no community outreach, no council approval would be required, no Planning Commission approval and no affordable housing,” said Vince Bagoyo, lead consultant for the project.

    Many opponents of the project said at Monday’s meeting that they live near the proposed project site and that it is suffering from severe flooding.

    “I’m opposed to this project because of how it invades my privacy, but I don’t expect it to move you,” neighbor Lloyd Johnson said. “I’ve heard someone say we’re just a band from NIMBY, Not In My Backyard, but there’s so much more to it.”

    “This site is prone to frequent flooding, it is foreseeable that owners will have to trudge ankle-deep from house to car for several days after heavy seasonal rains,” he added.

    Mike Moran, president of the Kīhei Community Association, said he supports the developers and other projects they do, but not this one due to the flooded location.

    “This one just isn’t a good choice,” he said.

    Vernon Kalanikau said the area was part of a wetland, water was accumulating on the property and there were streams flowing under the site.

    “You go two feet over this proposed project, you’ll hit the water, and we all know this place is flooded,” he said.

    In response to a question from the committee about these concerns, Doyle Betsill, president of Alaula Builder, said he built a housing estate next to this project 10 to 15 years ago.

    “As you know, we are surrounded by houses on all four sides. . . there are some challenges with the construction in this area, but everything is solved by normal construction techniques,” he said.

    “So groundwater in a nutshell is not an issue for us when it comes to construction,” Betsill added.

    The regulatory branch of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in a 2021 letter to the applicant, determined that the project site does not contain any waters of the United States, including wetlands or navigable waters of the United States, defined by its rules.

    Others testified in support of the project, including Jeff Gilbreath of Hawaiian Community Assets, who was commissioned by the council to create Maui County’s Comprehensive Affordable Housing Plan submitted to the council in 2021.

    He said the project had been approved and was included in the plan’s list of priority projects.

    “It’s important to have a conversation with the community; you’re obviously going to have to weigh traffic concerns and the priorities of existing owners, with the real need of families who need a place to live on the island,” he said. “And you’ll keep hearing that affordable housing is great, just not in my backyard.”

    Alaula Builders also works on 100% workforce housing projects Kuikahi Village in Wailuku and Hale Kaiola in North Kihei. Forty Maui families were selected in a lottery in March for Hale Kaiola, which is slated to open in September.

    5 Times MMA Referees Have Been Destroyed On Social Media https://futurekomp.net/5-times-mma-referees-have-been-destroyed-on-social-media/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 16:28:30 +0000 https://futurekomp.net/5-times-mma-referees-have-been-destroyed-on-social-media/

    Mixed martial arts referees have one of the toughest and most thankless jobs in sport. They are tasked with knowing all the intricacies of the Unified Rulebook, keeping the fighters safe in the cage, while adhering to the letter of the rules to maintain the highest level of order inside the cage, sometimes in front of tens of thousands of fans. attendance and millions more watching at home. Mistakes come with work, but sometimes the leaders presiding over the action are forced to make tough, unenviable split-second decisions, many of which are ripe for criticism, regardless of the choice that is ultimately made. .

    No decision or judgment gets the sport’s hardcore fan base on social media. These days, fans and handicappers are keen to know who the officials are before an event, after noticing trends based on past information. Check out the latest UFC betting odds, which are sure to change slightly as official assignments are announced for this weekend’s events.

    Here are five times UFC referees have been unfairly criticized and, in some cases, destroyed on social media for tough calls made in high-pressure situations.

    Herb Dean: Jai Herbert vs. Francisco Trinaldo

    Depending on the point of view, Herb Dean is either considered the greatest umpire in sports history or one of the worst. For what it’s worth, Dean is active in training tomorrow’s aspiring referees, teaching classes in mixed martial arts refereeing and judging. Former UFC commentator Dan Hardy could be considered one of Dean’s critics, however, if his outburst at UFC Fight Night 174 is any indication.

    Jai Herbert beat the UFC veteran soundly Francois Trinaldo on their feet for the majority of their fight before the third and final round. Seemingly out of nowhere, Trinaldo caught Herbert with an overhand left that sent him crashing to the ground. Dean, however, hadn’t seen enough to stop the fight yet, as Herbert had been squirming on the ground, perhaps in anticipation of any follow-up strikes from his opponent. Trinaldo then landed four more lefts on the floor before Dean waved it off. Fans were outraged by the late stoppage, but apparently no one was as furious as Hardy, who left the commentary desk after the fight to berate Dean for the stoppage. There have been far worse stoppages in the sport, so for it to be one that made a commentator as impassioned as Hardy, the instant reaction felt a bit over the top. Many assumed that Hardy and Herbert had some sort of personal relationship that prompted Hardy’s response, although according to the MMA expert, that was not the case. To Hardy’s credit, he apologized for his handling of the situation, but ultimately stood by his comments.

    Marc Goddard: Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington

    Colby Covington created a narrative on social media immediately after his first fight with Kamaru Usman this Marc Godard knocked him out of the UFC welterweight championship with an early stoppage at UFC 268. According to Covington, he believes Goddard got it for him, demanding that he never referee one of his fights.

    Goddard may be one of the top three officials in the sport, but Usman vs. Covington wasn’t his best night in the office. However, the stoppage had nothing to do with it, instead there were several instances of fouls seemingly embellished by Usman such as a peek and a low kick that would set the stage for the post-fight outburst. of Covington. As for the stoppage, however, Goddard was right, as Usman legitimately broke Covington’s jaw. If anything, he saved Covington from taking more damage in a round that was clearly going south for him, but the number of fans questioning Goddard’s ability to get out of the fight was probably overstated.

    Jason Herzog: Anthony Smith vs. Glover Teixeira

    One of the first main event bouts of the UFC’s pandemic era, Jason Herzog gave Anthony Smith every opportunity to continue in a fight against the UFC light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira in a fight that had eluded him. For some, Herzog gave Smith too many opportunities to continue, and the resulting aftermath caused a stir on social media, forcing the MMA media to ask tough questions, not just of Herzog, but of Smith and his corner too.

    Herzog, who is considered one of the safest officials in the sport, apologized after the fact, saying he learned a hard lesson and took full responsibility for the late stoppage. That didn’t stop fans from trolling him, though the media was far less kind to Smith, who called Herzog’s apology a “cowardly move.” The Teixeira-Smith Jacksonville fight serves as a classic example that sometimes referees are damned if they do and damned if they don’t, underscoring the thankless nature of the job.

    Herb Dean: Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler

    Dean, who has already been recognized by the UFC president Dana White as the sport’s most trusted big fight referee, has come under intense scrutiny lately, perhaps the sport has begun to reach a wider audience in the past five years. Unfortunately, Dean chaired the Robbie LawlerBen Askren fight that ended prematurely and unhappily in the minds of many after Dean thought he saw Lawler’s arm going limp from a bulldog chokehold by the former Bellator and ONE FC champion. Lawler, however, immediately protested the stoppage much to the anger of MMA fans around the world who grilled Dean on social media after the fact for botching the call.

    Dean finally gave his thoughts on an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, and backed by his experience in the world of jiu-jitsu, cited how no chances can be taken with a submission like a bulldog choke and that he had to err on the side of caution. After all, an MMA referee’s number one job is to keep fighters safe, so Dean’s stoppage was well-meaning and for which he deserves some sympathy, as it looked like Lawler might have come out watching the fight. of the angle Dean had on the submission.

    John McCarthy: Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Marcus Silveira

    The finish at Kazushi Sakuraba versus. Marcus Silveira of UFC Japan in 1997 stands the test of time as one of the most controversial finishes in MMA history, and “Big” John McCarthy, the man who was instrumental in creating the Unified Rules of MMA was the on-site referee. As Sakuraba fired for a takedown near the start of the fight, he ate a crunchy combination from Silveira on the way down, leading McCarthy to believe he was knocked out, ruling the fight as such – initially.

    After video review, McCarthy reversed his own decision and resumed the fight later that evening. With MMA regulations being on the light side of things in Japan during this time, McCarthy did what he had to do, and both fighters returned later that night to complete their pending business. The decision to get back in the fight ended up being a good one, as Sakuraba would win by armbar, but given McCarthy’s controversial nature these days, there’s no doubt he would have been chastised on social media by fans of the sport if it had happened in 2022. , although it took some heat on the underground forums. On the other hand, it can also be said that McCarthy’s decision to revive the fight was incremental, as video review has since begun to be implemented in the United States.

    Australian tech billionaire takes aim at Elon Musk’s ‘return to power’ directive By Reuters https://futurekomp.net/australian-tech-billionaire-takes-aim-at-elon-musks-return-to-power-directive-by-reuters/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 05:41:00 +0000 https://futurekomp.net/australian-tech-billionaire-takes-aim-at-elon-musks-return-to-power-directive-by-reuters/

    © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Elon Musk looks at his cell phone in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S. January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo

    SYDNEY (Reuters) – Elon Musk got into a Twitter row (NYSE:) with Australia’s third-richest man on Friday over the value of ending the pandemic-era remote working habit.

    In an internal email this week, the chief executive of Tesla (NASDAQ:) Inc said that “everyone at Tesla is required to spend at least 40 hours in the office per week,” and “if you don’t show up , we’ll assume you quit”. This has drawn criticism from worker advocates over potential exposure to the coronavirus.

    The co-founder of Australian project management software maker Atlassian (NASDAQ:) Plc, Scott Farquhar, derided the directive in a series of tweets as being “like something from the 1950s”. The US-listed company’s “work from anywhere” policy was “key to our continued growth”, he said.

    “We aim to grow Atlassian to 25,000 employees by FY26,” Farquhar concluded. “Interested Tesla employees? »

    Musk fired back, “The series of tweets above illustrates why recessions perform a vital economic cleansing function.”

    The exchange is not unusual for Musk, who frequently takes to Twitter to make shameless statements about sensitive topics.

    In Silicon Valley, many tech companies have moved to mixed home and office work during the pandemic, while others have set back-to-office dates only to push them back as new outbreaks arise. .

    Musk, the richest man in the world and also CEO of SpaceX, is also used to going up against other billionaires. In 2021, he posted an image of a second-place medal in response to a tweet from Jeff Bezos celebrating the success of Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:).

    In 2017, Farquhar’s Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes cooperated with Musk, publicly accepting and facilitating his bid to provide a powerful Tesla battery installation for the state of South Australia after suffering a power outage. electricity in 2017.

    Cannon-Brookes, who has since led a campaign to buy Australian energy company AGL Energy (OTC:) Ltd and accelerate its transition to renewables, reposted Farquhar’s remarks criticizing Musk’s return to power order.

    (This story corrects to change from “US-listed” to “London-listed” in paragraph 3)

    Yggdrasil and Jelly release Big Benji Bonanza https://futurekomp.net/yggdrasil-and-jelly-release-big-benji-bonanza/ Tue, 31 May 2022 13:40:28 +0000 https://futurekomp.net/yggdrasil-and-jelly-release-big-benji-bonanza/

    May 31, 2022

    (PRESS RELEASE) — Yggdrasil and Jelly have teamed up for a big-budget makeover in the latest hit single, Big Benji Bonanza.

    Big Benji Bonanza takes us outside of Wall Street with a unique aesthetic and engaging math profile. The five-reel title with 243 ways to win with expanding means sees a banknote house the reels, with classic symbols intermingling with pimp presidents acting as money symbols. Any dollar bill that lands in sight can be part of a win – either by rolling three, four or five of a kind and paying a prize, or by hitting a Cash Machine symbol on the last reel, which pays the cash values ​​attached to the presidents.

    Three or more cash wheels trigger the free spins mode, where players will first face a bonus wheel. This denotes their special money symbol during the feature, being the only one of its active type. A retrigger awards additional free spins with all ratings upgraded to the next highest paying money symbol.

    Big Benji Bonanza sees the launch of Jelly’s latest exclusive free spins mechanism – Super Staxx – which triggers when a mystery symbol lands in view, then stacks from 2 to 10 symbols before revealing any paying symbols. With Super Staxx guaranteed on every spin, the 243 ways expand to give the player even more ways to win. Revealing a president with Super Staxx can lead to colossal ATM successes.

    With a maximum payout of just over 12,000 times players’ stakes, Big Benji Bonanza™ offers plenty of entertainment and big winning potential.

    Big Benji Bonanza is the latest Jelly game, after Achilles, powered by GATI, Yggdrasil’s state-of-the-art technology allowing partners to use the pre-configured, regulation-ready and standardized developer toolkit to produce cutting-edge content tracked of rapid distribution. .

    Stuart McCarthy, Head of Products and Programs at Yggdrasil, said, “Big Benji Bonanza™ brings a completely new and unique theme and feel to our portfolio and we are extremely excited to see it launched on our network.

    “Diverse content like this from some of iGaming’s most innovative providers helps the YG Masters program thrive, and we’re very excited about this release.”

    Victoria Newbolt, Head of Marketing at Jelly, said: “We pride ourselves on creating eye-catching and original games and Big Benji Bonanza™ certainly does that. It’s a fun theme and a lucrative bonus round is the perfect combination for players to have lots of fun!”

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