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Dramatic collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX contains lessons for investors

(THE CONVERSATION) In the fast-paced world of cryptocurrency, vast sums of money can be made or lost in the blink of an eye. In early November 2022, the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX, was valued at more than US$30 billion. By Nov. 14, FTX was in bankruptcy proceedings along with more than 100 companies connected to it. ... (full story)


A brief history of Georgia's runoff voting – and how this year's contest between two Black men is a sign of progress

(THE CONVERSATION) In the U.S., all elections are administered by the states. But not all states use the same rules.
Georgia uses a version of runoff voting, which entails two rounds of voting. Typically, if a candidate wins more than 50% of the votes in the first round, that candidate is declared the winner. If not, the two can ... (full story)


Sports


Excessive endurance exercise

The expression, “too much of a good thing,” can probably apply to just about any of life’s endeavors––even to exercise.
Indeed, and according to the Cleveland Clinic’s Healthessentials webpage (https://health.clevelandclinic.org/can-too-much-extreme-exercise-damage-your-heart/), “Chron ... (full story)


Veteran skippers Francona, Showalter voted Managers of Year

Veteran skippers Francona, Showalter voted Managers of Year

Terry Francona of the Cleveland Guardians and Buck Showalter of the New York Mets trace their beginnings as major league managers to a time when starting pitchers still threw complete games, defensive shifts were rare and stats like WAR, WHIP, OPS and FIP weren't part of baseball's everyday lingo.
Times have changed, but the vet ... (full story)


USC, UCLA may cause Big Ten schools to expand recruiting map

USC, UCLA may cause Big Ten schools to expand recruiting map

Southern California and UCLA's pending moves to the Big Ten could give the league's existing members the opportunity to expand their recruiting maps and pursue more West Coast prospects.
It will take some time for these moves to have that kind of impact.
"I think ultimately it's probably going to be a little bit of a sl ... (full story)


State


'Jeopardy!' champ says Ohio bill would endanger trans youth

'Jeopardy!' champ says Ohio bill would endanger trans youth

COLUMBUS (AP) — "Jeopardy!" champion Amy Schneider is opposing Ohio legislation that would ban most gender-confirming procedures and therapies for minors.
The Dayton native, who was the first transgender person to qualify for the TV game show's "Tournament of Champions," testified recently at a legislat ... (full story)


Rent stabilization measures win in US midterm election

Rent stabilization measures win in US midterm election

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ballot measures in the U.S. to build more affordable housing and protect tenants from soaring rent increases were plentiful and fared well in last week's midterm elections, a sign of growing angst over record high rents exacerbated by inflation and a dearth of homes.
Voters approved capping rent increa ... (full story)