$248M stablecoins flow out of Coinbase as community refutes exchange liquidity issues

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Rumors surfaced Friday night that Coinbase could face liquidity issues following leaked emails stating that it would suspend its affiliate program. Business Insider reported that they received emails stating; “This has not been an easy decision, nor was it made lightly, but, due to crypto market conditions and the outlook for the remainder of 2022, … Read more

Should Steve be banned from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate events? I asked the pros and community heads, here’s how they responded

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Minecraft’s Steve has been a somewhat controversial topic within the Smash community in recent times. Players like FTG|Acola and IE|Onin have been performing exceptionally well at recent Super Smash Bros. Ultimate events, which is part of the reason why a discussion about potentially banning Steve from events has surfaced. Is Steve really becoming so much … Read more

Frustration, anger in S.F.’s LGBTQ community over government response to monkeypox outbreak

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As the city of San Francisco declared a state of emergency Thursday in response to rising cases of monkeypox, members of San Francisco’s LGBTQ community expressed frustration and anger over the government’s response. Referring to the population most affected by the outbreak so far, Health Officer Susan Philip on Thursday said officials wanted “to affirm … Read more

As Escalating Violence Hits Atlanta’s Music Industry, a Shaken Hip-Hop Community Seeks Solutions

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By all accounts, Mariel Semonte Orr was a natural-born leader — intelligent and level-headed, with a scene-stealing personality. Orr, also known as the Atlanta rapper Trouble, deserved a shot at rap’s big leagues, and nearly everyone who spoke for this article believed he would have soon received it. In the early hours of June 5, Orr … Read more

The players are the problem: Community managers complain of excessive harassment

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I’ll show that know-it-all community manager who’s boss… In video games, community management is all about listening to the concerns of the fans and communicating with them in a way that makes them feel that their concerns are being heard. But what happens when some of the concerned players become a cause for concern themselves? … Read more

The Dangers of Being Anti-Vax: Unvaccinated Man Gets Polio in Large NY Orthodox Jewish Community

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Rockland County in New York is home to a large Orthodox Jewish community. An unvaccinated young Orthodox man was recently diagnosed with the first case of polio in the United States since 2013, according to the New York Department of Health. According to the New York Jewish Week (https://www.jta.org/2022/07/21/ny/first-us-case-of-polio-in-nearly-a-decade-is-an-orthodox-jewish-man) “Local health officials … said they … Read more

VRChat bans all mods, leaving disabled players and community feeling abandoned

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Successful Steam social platform VRChat is in a state of disarray following a disruptive update that banned all mods, leaving the game unplayable for many who rely on modded accessibility features. The mod ban accompanies the integration of Easy Anti-Cheat in an attempt to combat “malicious modded clients”. The latest debacle began earlier this week, … Read more

Update Alert 8: Masks for Prevention of Respiratory Virus Infections, Including SARS-CoV-2, in Health Care and Community Settings | Annals of Internal Medicine

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This is the eighth update alert for a living rapid review (1) on the use of masks for the prevention of respiratory virus infections, including SARS-CoV-2, in health care and community settings. The first 3 updates (2–4) were monthly, after which the interval was switched to bimonthly (5, 6). Beginning in June 2021, the interval … Read more

Gen-Zers In Their First Bear Market: How They’re Coping.

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Ella Gupta made her first investment when she was 10. With the help of her parents, she took half the profits of her bracelet-making business and invested in the stock market. At 14, she opened a Roth IRA, after beginning her first job cleaning dental instruments. Now, at 17, Gupta is confronting her first bear … Read more

Hamilton County classified ‘high’ COVID-19 community level

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have classified Hamilton County as having “High” COVID-19 community spread. The CDC looks at the combination of three metrics — new COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 population in the past seven days, the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, and total new COVID-19 cases per … Read more