Journal Article – Nalburiye Dergisi http://nalburiyedergisi.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 17:13:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://nalburiyedergisi.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-1.png Journal Article – Nalburiye Dergisi http://nalburiyedergisi.com/ 32 32 Whitney Brewing planned for Hamden https://nalburiyedergisi.com/whitney-brewing-planned-for-hamden/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 16:49:45 +0000 https://nalburiyedergisi.com/whitney-brewing-planned-for-hamden/ A brewery and a tap room could come to Hamden. The Planning and Zoning Commission received an application from HC2 Associates LLC, a New Haven-based subsidiary of CA White Associates, and Schaffer Associates, Michael and Anthony Schaffer and Susan Ryan. Plans call for the ground floor of the building at 2323 Whitney Ave. will contain […]]]>

A brewery and a tap room could come to Hamden.

The Planning and Zoning Commission received an application from HC2 Associates LLC, a New Haven-based subsidiary of CA White Associates, and Schaffer Associates, Michael and Anthony Schaffer and Susan Ryan.

Plans call for the ground floor of the building at 2323 Whitney Ave. will contain an 8,000 square foot restaurant and a 4,000 square foot brasserie, with outdoor spaces and a rooftop terrace.

The developers plan to expand the main dining room by 540 square feet and add a 300 square foot vestibule. Plans also include a 2,000 square foot second floor, used as a private party room or as additional seating.

The first floor could accommodate up to 278 people, including outdoor spaces, while the second level could accommodate another 160 seats.

The property would also have outdoor spaces, called “beer gardens,” as well as moveable seating, fire pits and space for outdoor games in the warmer months.

The building, built in 1986, currently contains retail space and sits on 0.59 acres adjacent to Freedom Park at the corner of Dixwell Avenue near other retail stores and restaurants.

The commission is expected to consider the request at its next meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at Memorial Town Hall, 2372 Whitney Ave.

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What makes a Black Friday deal really worth it? https://nalburiyedergisi.com/what-makes-a-black-friday-deal-really-worth-it/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 07:04:32 +0000 https://nalburiyedergisi.com/what-makes-a-black-friday-deal-really-worth-it/ Black Friday sales are everywhere. Judging by retailer ads filled with terms like “must-have deals” and “can’t-miss epic finds,” you’d be led to believe that every deal is too good to pass up. But what makes a Black Friday deal really worth pursuing? The reduced price, availability and affordability of an item are key. Here’s […]]]>

Black Friday sales are everywhere. Judging by retailer ads filled with terms like “must-have deals” and “can’t-miss epic finds,” you’d be led to believe that every deal is too good to pass up.

But what makes a Black Friday deal really worth pursuing? The reduced price, availability and affordability of an item are key.

Here’s what to consider before buying.

Best price

Prices fluctuate throughout the year, making it difficult to determine if the deal on offer is actually the best of the best. Most people couldn’t tell exactly how much a particular air fryer sold for two weeks ago or two months ago, and if that differed from the current price.

“The things you buy every week, you notice the price going up. Where if it’s something you buy maybe once a year or not very often, like a pair of shoes, you don’t know what’s the normal price or what the price was last time,” says Martin Block, professor emeritus in Medill’s Integrated Marketing Communications program at Northwestern University.

What can you do to become a better judge? Start tracking prices now, says John Boyd, co-founder of ShopSavvy, a price comparison app. Using an app to explore a product’s price history can help you see through retailers’ marketing tactics.

“Sometimes a good sale is really hard to detect because you’re just bombarded with ‘Oh, we’ve got this super sale and it’s X% or Y% off’, and there’s no context at all” , says Boyd.

Familiarize yourself with the prices in the days leading up to Black Friday, November 25 this year. ShopSavvy and other shopping tools, like PayPal Honey, can also alert you to price drops for specific items and compare prices between retailers so you can find the best deals.

In stock

Sometimes getting the freebie on your list is more important than getting the biggest discount. The 2021 holiday shopping season has proven that deals aren’t guaranteed to last: widespread supply chain issues and growing demand have led to inventory shortages and shipping delays. Many experts believe that supply problems will not be as widespread this year. However, popular items could still fly off the shelves.

“Some toys, for example consoles and some games more than likely will sell out quickly,” says G. Tony Bell, assistant professor in the department of supply chain management at Rutgers Business School. “So I would say, definitely buy early. The price advantage of buying later than buying sooner will be minimal at best.

Buying early could be the right decision, even if the price of the product you want drops significantly after purchase.

“Most stores will allow you to return or give you credit if it goes on sale within a certain number of days,” says Debra Radway, a certified financial planner and associate professor at WP Carey School of Business in India. Arizona State University.

Explore retailers’ return, exchange, and price adjustment policies before shopping so you know what to expect.

Adapted budget

More importantly, a Black Friday deal should fit your budget. A TV in stock and on sale at 99% off is still not worth buying if the remaining 1% is out of your price range.

As Bell simply puts it: “Buy what you can afford”.

Bell warns against giving new credit for Black Friday purchases, such as credit cards or installment loans known as buy-it-now, pay-later plans, due to fees potential interest or the impact on your credit score if you are unable to repay.

And it’s a real possibility: According to a 2022 holiday shopping report from NerdWallet, 31% of holiday shoppers who used a credit card to buy gifts in 2021 are still in debt.

“Making a list of who you want to buy for the holidays and budgeting before you go shopping will really help you control your spending this holiday season,” says Radway.

However, keep in mind that it’s okay to ignore Black Friday sales altogether. Your loved ones may appreciate something homemade, like cookies or a heartfelt card, just as much as a flashy new gift from a store. And you save money. It’s a good thing.

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Bryleigh Fox scores 27 as West Central Girls open with win https://nalburiyedergisi.com/bryleigh-fox-scores-27-as-west-central-girls-open-with-win/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 06:43:08 +0000 https://nalburiyedergisi.com/bryleigh-fox-scores-27-as-west-central-girls-open-with-win/ WINCHESTER — The 2022-23 West Central women’s basketball team looks a lot like some of the good Cougar teams of yesteryear. An efficient all-terrain press. An imposing inner presence. And a guard who, at times, looks like the all-time great Midwest Annika Kaufmann. Bryleigh Fox scored 27 points, Gabby Sievers had 9 and Brylee Lawson […]]]>

WINCHESTER — The 2022-23 West Central women’s basketball team looks a lot like some of the good Cougar teams of yesteryear.

An efficient all-terrain press. An imposing inner presence. And a guard who, at times, looks like the all-time great Midwest Annika Kaufmann.

Bryleigh Fox scored 27 points, Gabby Sievers had 9 and Brylee Lawson added 8 as the Cougars opened the season Monday night with a 53-35 victory over Pleasant Hill-Western in the new coach’s opener- Chief Jason Likes.

“It’s one of those where – go home and watch the movie,” said Likes, a longtime assistant who took over this year from coach Brian Bettis, who quit at the end of the season. last. “I saw a bit of rust in us…maybe some nerves. But I also saw very good basketball. I saw some things in defense that we need to improve on, bounce back. Offensively, I can’t be mad at what the offense did. We just didn’t score as well as we probably would, could or should. But it’s a good sign because we still managed the game and did a good job of keeping them at bay, and we can go back to the drawing board and just work on the finishing moves.

With West Central leading 10-6 late in the first quarter, Fox was fouled from the arc 3-pointer at the buzzer and made all three free throws to extend the Cougars’ lead to 13- 6 at the start of the second quarter.

Fox scored West Central’s first 12 points in the second period as the Cougars’ lead climbed to 25-8. Fox hit a pair of free throws, two layups and two three-pointers. Pleasant Hill-Western ran the ball on six straight trips during the run, with interceptions by West Central’s Sievers and Vickie McGee. Trystan White hit a three to make it 28-8, and the Cougars led 28-13 at halftime. Pleasant Hill-Western never came within 12 points of the rest of the way.

After starting as a freshman, Fox did not play last year. “She’s a special player,” Likes said. “She’ll be a player to watch all year, and it’s going to be fun to sit on the sidelines and have her on our side for sure.”

The West Central press did the right thing, especially in the first half.

“I don’t know if we’ve created a ton of sales, but we’ve exhausted them,” Likes said. “And we may have rushed them a little here and there. So in the long run it’s one of those things that has an effect in the end – although I saw us tired too. So we have to work on the formatting to be able to manage our own style. But you’re probably never in good shape until you’ve had that first game, I think.

The likes had a rotation of eight players on Monday night, with three more taking the pitch at the very end – a luxury unheard of in recent times at West Central, which has struggled with numbers for the past two years. With 14 players on the roster, Fox and Lawson didn’t have to play every minute of the game. “It’s nice to just hit that bench,” Likes said. “We’re pretty deep and we have girls that have different skills that can bring a different look. They don’t just come to take care of the game. They will add their own personality to the game. It’s really exciting as a coach.

The likes said it felt good to get his first win.

“It’s a crew I’m proud to have,” he said. “I wouldn’t trade them for anyone. We had girls who played tonight, at JV and college level, probably played the best game they’ve ever played. And we’re just getting started.

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Morgan County Real Estate Transactions | Diary-Mail https://nalburiyedergisi.com/morgan-county-real-estate-transactions-diary-mail/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 19:01:48 +0000 https://nalburiyedergisi.com/morgan-county-real-estate-transactions-diary-mail/ Real Estate Transactions Recorded in Morgan County November 1-7: Denver Alderson to Gladys H. Bennett, 412 Gladstone Road, $110,000 Michael V. Baumann and Linda J. Baumann to James M. Looker and Patricia A. Looker, 1110 E. Vandalia Road, $242,000 Mark A. Wilson to Shawn L. Dorsey and Danielle L. Dorsey, 344 E. Michigan Ave., $158,000 […]]]>

Real Estate Transactions Recorded in Morgan County November 1-7:

Denver Alderson to Gladys H. Bennett, 412 Gladstone Road, $110,000

Michael V. Baumann and Linda J. Baumann to James M. Looker and Patricia A. Looker, 1110 E. Vandalia Road, $242,000

Mark A. Wilson to Shawn L. Dorsey and Danielle L. Dorsey, 344 E. Michigan Ave., $158,000

Jean H. Young to Justin R. Reid and Alexis N. Reid, 891-893 W. Walnut St., $110,000

Robert Jennings and Peggy J. Jennings to Paul Robert Barbee and Brenda C. Barbee, 396 S. Miller St., Waverly, $16,000

Nancy Ann Brewer to Audriana L. Pruett, 175 Tanner St., Waverly, $111,000

Richard W. Webster and Diana D. Webster to Valerie Zeilmann, 352 E. State St., $70,000

Marjorie F. Bruington to Rasha Toppozada-Yow, aka Rasha Hussein Toppozada-Yow, 834 Freedman St., $104,900

Rebecca J. Bunch to Beverly E. Hurst, 764, 770 Cylinder Head Road, Chapin, $15,000

Robert C. Penington to Gopal Basnet and Andria M. Basnet, 144 A&W Drive, Meredosia, $69,000

Robert C. Penington to Gopal Basnet, parcel 01-22-200-048, Meredosia, $3,750

Nicole M. Riley to Dwayne D. Middendorf, 900 Beesley Ave., $9,000

Tracy L. Timmons and Kristen N. Timmons to Sheila Ann Bunch, 910 W. State St., $140,000

Britton L. Sweetin and Francine Sweetin to Alexia Christison, 817 Spates St., $72,000

Clark F. Bunner and Lauren A. Bunner to Matthew Burrus, 335 Gladstone Road, $125,900

Brian M. Collins and Claire E. Collins to Carolyn L. Beddingfield, 2013 Cedar St., $165,000

E and J Garde Properties LLC to Jaye Surratt and Laurie Surratt, package 09-20-251-001, Jacksonville, $750

Compiled by Shirley Bilyeu

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Ethiopia peace talks drag on as disarmament, aid discussed https://nalburiyedergisi.com/ethiopia-peace-talks-drag-on-as-disarmament-aid-discussed/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 07:56:49 +0000 https://nalburiyedergisi.com/ethiopia-peace-talks-drag-on-as-disarmament-aid-discussed/ NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The latest round of peace talks between the Ethiopian government and representatives of the country’s Tigray region have been extended as military commanders work out details for disarming Tigray forces after two years of conflict. . An official familiar with the talks confirmed the extension until Thursday, speaking on condition of […]]]>

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The latest round of peace talks between the Ethiopian government and representatives of the country’s Tigray region have been extended as military commanders work out details for disarming Tigray forces after two years of conflict. .

An official familiar with the talks confirmed the extension until Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak publicly. The talks which started in Kenya on Monday were due to end on Wednesday.

The African Union-led talks follow the signing last week of a “permanent cessation of hostilities” in the conflict that is believed to have killed hundreds of thousands of people.

The agreement provides for the disarmament of Tigray forces in a few weeks, but there are concerns about when other fighters who are not part of the agreement will withdraw from Tigray. They include forces from Eritrea, which borders the region, and from the Amhara region of Ethiopia.

Other issues discussed in this round of talks include restoring basic services like internet, telecommunications and banking to the region of more than 5 million people, as well as resuming humanitarian aid deliveries.

The United Nations said on Wednesday that it and its partners were still waiting for access to an area where even some basic medical supplies have run out. World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, from Ethiopia, told reporters he expected aid to resume ‘immediately’ after the peace deal was signed .

Ethiopian government chief negotiator Redwan Hussein said that “perhaps by the end of this week or the middle of next week” humanitarian aid will be allowed in.

United Nations-backed investigators said Ethiopian forces had used “civilian starvation” as a weapon in the conflict marked by abuses on all sides.

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Wisconsin judge won’t order sequestration of mail-in ballots https://nalburiyedergisi.com/wisconsin-judge-wont-order-sequestration-of-mail-in-ballots/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0000 https://nalburiyedergisi.com/wisconsin-judge-wont-order-sequestration-of-mail-in-ballots/ MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge Monday, less than 14 hours before polls open, refused to order that military mail-in ballots be withdrawn and placed in receivership until he can be verified that they were cast legally, saying it would be a “drastic remedy” that could disenfranchise voters. The Republican chairman of the Wisconsin […]]]>

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge Monday, less than 14 hours before polls open, refused to order that military mail-in ballots be withdrawn and placed in receivership until he can be verified that they were cast legally, saying it would be a “drastic remedy” that could disenfranchise voters.

The Republican chairman of the Wisconsin Assembly Elections Committee, along with a group of veterans and other voters sued Friday, seeking a court order to sequester the ballots.

Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Maxwell denied that request for a temporary restraining order in a decision from the bench following a two-hour hearing Monday afternoon.

“It just seems like a drastic remedy,” he said of the ballot sequestration.

The judge also denied a request by state Rep. Janel Brandtjen, who was represented by attorneys from the conservative firm Thomas More, to order the election commission to withdraw its advice to clerks regarding mail-in ballots for members of the army. Brandtjen pushed conspiracy theories about the 2020 election.

The judge said the case raised questions about whether Wisconsin’s bipartisan Election Commission was properly informing the state’s more than 1,800 poll clerks of their duty to maintain a list of eligible military voters.

The lawsuit comes after a senior Milwaukee County election official was accused of fraudulently requesting three military ballots using false names and sending them to Brandtjen in order to expose vulnerabilities in Wisconsin’s elections. . Kimberly Zapata, deputy director of the Milwaukee Elections Commission, was fired last week and now faces charges of criminal misconduct in the line of duty and three counts of voter fraud.

Michael Gableman, a former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who was hired by Republicans to investigate the 2020 election, now works for the Thomas More Society and represents Brandtjen. He argued that legitimate absentee military voters could have their votes voided by fraudulent votes, and that the only way to prevent this was to escrow all ballots to ensure they are valid.

“Otherwise, how could we ensure that only genuine military ballots are counted? Gableman said.

Lynn Lodahl, an assistant attorney general representing the Elections Commission, called the request a “totally unworkable request” with no legal basis.

“There is no process in the statutes for sequestration,” she said. “The plaintiffs don’t explain what that means. They don’t explain how it will work.”

Military ballots represent a tiny fraction of all ballots cast in the state. On average, they make up about 0.07% of all mail-in ballots requested, according to the Wisconsin Election Commission. In the 2018 election, 2,700 military ballots were requested and as of Thursday, 2,747 military ballots had been requested for the current election.

In Wisconsin, military voters aren’t required to register to vote, meaning they don’t need to provide photo ID to request an absentee ballot.

All mail-in ballots must be received by the close of polls at 8 p.m. Tuesday to be counted. As of Sunday, more than 715,000 mail-in ballots had been returned.

The Union Veterans Council, an AFL-CIO constituency group, intervened in the lawsuit. The group’s chief executive, Will Attig, called the lawsuit “an unnecessary attack on people who are actively serving this country”.

Chris Yatchak, president of the group’s Milwaukee chapter, told a virtual press conference Monday that the lawsuit was an “outrageous attempt by a single individual to try to cast doubt on a free and fair electoral process.”

“I’m just appalled by this,” Yatchak said. “It’s a disgusting act.”

The case will certainly increase pressure on the state’s bipartisan Elections Commission, which Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels has said he wants to eliminate if he wins Tuesday’s election.

Gableman was fired from his job as an investigator earlier this year by Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos after his work was widely ridiculed and presented no evidence to defeat President Joe Biden’s victory. He has previously appeared in court representing Harry Wait, who was charged with voter fraud and impersonation after requesting and receiving mail-in ballots on behalf of lawmakers and local officials in July.

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Follow AP coverage of the 2022 midterm elections at https://apnews.com/hub/2022-midterm-elections. And learn more about the issues and factors at play mid-term on https://apnews.com/hub/explaining-the-elections.

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3-Week Hypofractionated Preoperative Radiation Therapy for Patients with Soft Tissue Sarcomas (HYPORT-STS): A Single-Center, Open-Label, Single-Arm Phase 2 Trial https://nalburiyedergisi.com/3-week-hypofractionated-preoperative-radiation-therapy-for-patients-with-soft-tissue-sarcomas-hyport-sts-a-single-center-open-label-single-arm-phase-2-trial/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 23:45:49 +0000 https://nalburiyedergisi.com/3-week-hypofractionated-preoperative-radiation-therapy-for-patients-with-soft-tissue-sarcomas-hyport-sts-a-single-center-open-label-single-arm-phase-2-trial/ Background The standard preoperative radiotherapy regimen of 50 Gy delivered in 25 fractions over 5 weeks for soft tissue sarcomas provides excellent local control, with major wound complications occurring in approximately 35% of patients. Our aim was to investigate the safety of a moderately hypofractionated, shorter radiotherapy regimen, which may be more convenient for patients. […]]]>

Background

The standard preoperative radiotherapy regimen of 50 Gy delivered in 25 fractions over 5 weeks for soft tissue sarcomas provides excellent local control, with major wound complications occurring in approximately 35% of patients. Our aim was to investigate the safety of a moderately hypofractionated, shorter radiotherapy regimen, which may be more convenient for patients.

Methods

This single-center, open-label, single-arm Phase 2 trial (HYPORT-STS) was performed at a single tertiary cancer center (MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA). We administered preoperative radiotherapy at a dose of 42 75 Gy in 15 fractions of 2 85 Gy/day for 3 weeks (five fractions per week) to adults (aged ≥18 years) with non-metastatic soft tissue sarcomas extremities or superficial trunk and an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0 to 3. The primary endpoint was a major wound complication occurring within 120 days of surgery. Major wound complications were defined as those requiring a secondary operation, or operations, under general or regional anesthesia for wound treatment; readmission to hospital for wound care; invasive wound care procedures; a deep dressing over a wound area measuring at least 2 cm in length; prolonged dressing changes; repeat surgery for revision split-thickness skin graft; or wet dressings for more than 4 weeks. We analyzed our primary outcome and the safety of all enrolled patients. We monitored safety using a one-arm Bayesian stopping rule simulator comparing the rate of major wound complications at 120 days after surgery in study participants with the historical rate of 35%. This trial is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT03819985recruitment is complete and follow-up continues.

Results

Between December 18, 2018 and January 6, 2021, we assessed the eligibility of 157 patients, of whom 120 were recruited and received preoperative hypofractionated radiotherapy. At no time did the calculation of the stopping rule indicate that the trial had to be stopped prematurely for lack of safety. The median postoperative follow-up was 24 months (IQR 17–30). Of 120 patients, 37 (31%, 95% CI 24–40) developed a major wound complication within a median of 37 days (IQR 25–59) after surgery. No patient experienced acute radiotoxicity (during radiotherapy or within 4 weeks of the end date of radiotherapy) grade 3 or worse (Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events [CTCAE] version 4.0) or a serious adverse event during treatment. Four (3%) of the 115 patients had late radiotoxicity (≥ 6 months after surgery) of at least grade 3 (CTCAE or Radiation Therapy Oncology Group/European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Late Radiation Morbidity Scoring Scheme): femur fractures (n=2), lymphedema (n=1) and skin ulceration (n=1). There were no treatment-related deaths.

Interpretation

Moderately hypofractionated preoperative radiotherapy delivered to patients with soft tissue sarcomas was safe and therefore may be a more practical alternative to conventional fractionated radiotherapy. Patients can be advised on these results and possibly be offered this regimen, especially if it facilitates management in a specialty center for sarcomas. Results on long-term oncological outcomes, late toxicity and functional outcomes are awaited.

Funding

The National Cancer Institute.

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How to Ensure Election Integrity and Accuracy – 3 Essential Reads https://nalburiyedergisi.com/how-to-ensure-election-integrity-and-accuracy-3-essential-reads/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 13:08:21 +0000 https://nalburiyedergisi.com/how-to-ensure-election-integrity-and-accuracy-3-essential-reads/ (The Conversation is an independent, nonprofit source of news, analysis, and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) There will almost certainly be questions about the integrity of the 2022 midterm elections. the ballots. Several election experts have written for The Conversation US about ways to ensure the vote is cast and counted fairly and accurately. […]]]>

(The Conversation is an independent, nonprofit source of news, analysis, and commentary from academic experts.)

(THE CONVERSATION) There will almost certainly be questions about the integrity of the 2022 midterm elections. the ballots. Several election experts have written for The Conversation US about ways to ensure the vote is cast and counted fairly and accurately. It all starts with paper ballots.

1. The paper is secure

Paper ballots, including those sent by mail, are not ripe for fraud, reported election law scholar Steven Mulroy at the University of Memphis:[H]Having a paper ballot is a key way to protect public confidence in elections, enabling recounts in case the machines are hacked or suffer software or hardware glitches that could affect the vote count.

Even when many people vote by mail, which Mulroy says is also a secure method of voting: database of fraud cases compiled by the Heritage Foundation, an organization concerned about voter fraud.

2. Paper is key

In fact, paper ballots are the best way to ensure votes are counted correctly, Stanford cybersecurity specialist Herbert Lin wrote:

“If hacked, an electronic voting machine cannot be trusted to count votes accurately. In an election conducted with paper ballots, the ballots themselves may be examined and recounted.

“The idea of ​​recounting votes cast electronically makes no sense,” he wrote. Without something physically marked by each individual voter, “[a]no problem…would be impossible to resolve, publicly questioning the integrity of the whole process and the validity of any outcome.

3. Manual counts are not necessary

But the use of paper ballots does not mean that counting has to be done by hand.

Vanderbilt University computer scientist Eugene Vorobeychik has been researching ways to count votes by machine – which is much faster than by hand – while still ensuring accuracy. Essentially, he said, ballots can help confirm — or not — a vote count in the event of an audit.

“[A]fter the election,” he wrote, “auditors can compare the results of electronic voting to the results documented in the paper trail. If they disagree, then something has gone wrong – either accidentally or through outside interference – and a newly verified tally of actual paper votes can be used to determine the winner.

Editor’s note: This story is a summary of articles from The Conversation archives.

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here: https://theconversation.com/how-to-ensure-election-integrity-and-accuracy-3-essential-reads-193169.

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Stitt attack ad cites Pawhuska Journal-Capital in unsubstantiated claim against Hofmeister https://nalburiyedergisi.com/stitt-attack-ad-cites-pawhuska-journal-capital-in-unsubstantiated-claim-against-hofmeister/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 20:55:12 +0000 https://nalburiyedergisi.com/stitt-attack-ad-cites-pawhuska-journal-capital-in-unsubstantiated-claim-against-hofmeister/ Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt’s re-election campaign recently began airing a television ad citing a March 28, 2018, article in the Pawhuska Journal-Capital as evidence that his opponent, the state superintendent for instruction public Joy Hofmeister, is hostile to the oil and gas industry. . The claim is clearly not supported by the article – titled […]]]>

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt’s re-election campaign recently began airing a television ad citing a March 28, 2018, article in the Pawhuska Journal-Capital as evidence that his opponent, the state superintendent for instruction public Joy Hofmeister, is hostile to the oil and gas industry. .

The claim is clearly not supported by the article – titled “House OK Professor Rises”. The article was also published in this newspaper at the time. Both newspapers are now owned by Gannett Co.

The story described the actions taken by the majority of the Oklahoma House of Representatives to pass a Republican-led revenue bill to pay raises for public school teachers in the state.

The House voted, 79 to 19, including 51 “yes” votes from Republicans, to pass a measure that would raise the gross oil and gas tax by 3% for three years, a 3 cent increase gasoline tax and a 6 cent increase in the diesel fuel tax.

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Is author authority a Google ranking factor? https://nalburiyedergisi.com/is-author-authority-a-google-ranking-factor/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 09:45:20 +0000 https://nalburiyedergisi.com/is-author-authority-a-google-ranking-factor/ Imagine that you have a minor medical problem. Maybe every time you eat, your jaw clicks audibly behind your molars. It’s not painful, but it’s unpleasant. To find a solution to this annoying problem, you turn to this versatile knowledge bank, the Internet. When sifting through search engine results, which source do you think is […]]]>

Imagine that you have a minor medical problem. Maybe every time you eat, your jaw clicks audibly behind your molars. It’s not painful, but it’s unpleasant.

To find a solution to this annoying problem, you turn to this versatile knowledge bank, the Internet.

When sifting through search engine results, which source do you think is more reliable: the page written by an otolaryngologist with ten years of medical experience or the one written by a guy who keeps a Minecraft blog?

It’s an obvious choice. That’s not to say that the Minecraft blogger page doesn’t have the correct information. Yet he’s unlikely to know more about what’s hurting you than a medical professional with a medical degree, five years of residency training and a decade of experience in the field.

It’s just a fact: credibility matters. And this has never been more true than today when misinformation is rampant on the Internet.

And while most authors genuinely try to be helpful, there is a lot of information on the web that can be downright harmful. It doesn’t matter if this misinformation is the result of malice or ignorance – inaccurate or downright wrong content can do a lot of damage.

This is why author authority, or author rank, is considered in the search engine optimization process. Let’s see how.

[Recommended Read:] Google Ranking Factors: Fact or Fiction

The Claim: Author Authority Influences Page Ranking

When determining the overall quality of a webpage and its ability to answer a search query, Google emphasizes TO EAT. It is expertise, authority and reliability.

But does this include the author’s EAT? Does it matter that the article was written by a real expert rather than a recent journalism graduate?

Author authority is a concept that has been around for years. And the role it plays in site rankings has long been a subject of debate among SEO experts and digital marketers.

Let’s take a closer look.

The proof: author authority and SERP ranking

Google has never indicated that the author of an article directly influences rankings. But that doesn’t mean you can ignore it.

There is evidence that the search engine giant is interested in identifying perpetrators.

In 2005, which is an eternity in SEO terms, Google filed a patent for the rank of agent. Designed to help weed out low-quality content, it allowed the search engine to use digital signatures to rank articles by reputation.

In 2011, Google confirmed support for author markup using rel=”author”. However, adoption of this tag has been slow. A 2014 study found that only 30% of authors used this tag, and Google officially removed it the same year.

Speaking at an SMX conference in 2016, Google Webmaster Trends analyst Gary Illyes said the company doesn’t use authorship, but has systems in place to recognize who created a piece of content. This seems to refer to the role authors play in The Google Knowledge Graph.

If you are unfamiliar with the Knowledge Graph, it is a huge database of facts and entities (i.e. singular, unique, well-defined and distinct things or concepts). Authors are entities officially recognized by Google, although the search engine does not know all content creators.

The reputation of the author is important, but be careful not to confuse “reputation” with “expertise” and “authority”.

Google uses expertise and authority to assess trustworthiness on a given topic. Reputation, on the other hand, is a more subjective assessment based on how readers perceive the author.

Reputation is determined based on Guidelines for Research Quality Assessors: a set of guiding principles used to train human evaluators who assess search engine quality and sometimes test proposed changes to search algorithms.

One of these guidelines states that a low content creator score is enough to give the article a low quality score. However, Google has been transparent that these human-generated ratings are never used to affect query results.

In March 2020, Google filed a patent for Copyright Vectors, which helps it identify the author of unlabeled content. It does this by assessing writing styles and levels of expertise and interest in different topics.

Although the search engine giant has not explained how or why it uses this program to determine search rankings, it is evident in recommend adding author url in article schema.

It doesn’t specify where this URL should point, but it’s most often used to direct readers to a social media profile or bio page.

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The Verdict: The Impact of Author Authority on Rankings Is Unclear

There’s been a lot of back and forth about the role of author authority in Google search results; unfortunately, there is no clear answer.

However, even if it doesn’t directly impact your organic rankings, it’s still a good idea to follow Google’s quality rating guidelines.

Users care about the reputation and relevance of the author of a piece. And that alone is reason enough to seek out the best possible authors and identify them in each article.


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