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Fresh update on "cassandra" discussed on The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show
"Power starting in January, Florida's top electric company's FP and L duke Tico and Florida public utilities are all asking state regulators to okay rate hikes. Why? Natural gas used to run power plants costs more because of the Russia Ukraine war. No bond for a woman accused of hitting and killing a Charlotte county sheriff's deputy with her car, sheriff Bill crummell, says 30 year old Cassandra Smith finally killed someone while driving drunk. This is smith's second arrest for DUI and she just completed her probation in August. Smith hit and killed 23 year old deputy Christopher Taylor as he worked on I 75 and punta gorda on Tuesday night. Florida gas prices now averaging three 40 a gallon for regular today that is down 8 cents in the past week
Dinesh Reveals Why the George Gascon Recall Effort Failed
"If there was ever a horrible sorrow oriented DA, it is the Los Angeles district attorney George gascon. He is cut from the same cloth as Jessa boudin. It doesn't have the same exotic family history. Whether underground and being raised in Cuba, having gone down to Venezuela. This is Jessa boudin's sort of unique bio. By the way, a lot of that bio left off of his resume. But this gascon guy is the same type of guy. A leftist, kind of the criminal's favorite DA. Almost like a cult hero to career criminals. And someone who has broken the hearts of many parents and families that have lost people to attacks and to assaults and to murder and so a recall effort was launched against gascon. And I'm sorry to report to you that it has failed. It has failed due to the sheer incompetence of the group that was putting the recall together. By the way, this was a group run by a woman named Cassandra vandenberg, this woman should be chased out of politics. But they raised $8 million. So plenty of money, they had to get signatures and the problem was they submitted 750,000 signatures and more than 195,000. Think about almost 200,000. Were found to be invalid. Now, there are some conservatives who are blaming the, oh, this is the case where they're suppressing their look at the Democrats. They're challenging all these signatures and they're blaming this guy named Logan, dean Logan, who is the LA county registrar. But this is the case where Logan is not to blame.
Malcolm Nance: "Just Call Me Black Cassandra"
"Talk about in the book about how, you know, we joke, we call you an amstrad, and blah, blah, blah, but you were just saying it's not an accident. It's your 30 years of intelligence gathering of how you analyze what you analyze, that you saw January 6th coming went, as you say, everybody else was singing kumbaya, like oh, thank God Trump's gone. Oh, great. We're all gonna, you know, get along now. And like you say, you predicted this before January 6th happened. Yeah, and you would think that there would be something people would be like, oh jeez, what's he gonna say next, right? Right. But like, you know, the whole thing about making predictions and not being believed is what the goddess or what was it, the demigod Cassandra. Yeah. Right? Yeah. She would not be believed because the God Apollo gave her the gift of foresight and then condemned her to never being believed. So just call me black Cassandra. Yes. I don't know what I've ever done to Apollo. I can tell you what I've done to the Trump administration. Right. And they went after me hard in many places. You know, they pulled me off air at one point on MSNBC to satisfy the attorney general. Yeah. So, you know, people who were out there who were telling the truth or writing these books, I didn't sit on anything for two years to get this risk. Yeah.
"cassandra" Discussed on Backlisted
"The one to go for the best, the best more than The Shining. I should confess, I've never had The Shining back in this place. Alexandra, anything you would like to add before we say goodbye. Nothing but me it, what a book. So true. Simon and Alexandra will be here next time as not as the guests on this. They're taking over from me and Mitch because they're so brilliant. Thank you both. Thank you so much for coming in. Amazing. Thank you. And listen, we're going to leave you with a piece of music by Bixby debek, which seemed appropriate to Cassandra at the wedding. Bix on cornet from 1928, Frankie trumbauer and his orchestra playing bless you sister. See you next time. Bye. Don't you blame sister..
"cassandra" Discussed on Backlisted
"I think perhaps because that sock never quite reaches the water in the last line. And it seems I just always sound just almost doing something or almost plunging into something else almost dying. And I get the sense that she will almost achieve things for a very long time and maybe just a decade of suspended animation or something. She doesn't seem to me to have the quality to be able to reach fulfillment, but I hope that's not the case. I'm going to read that last paragraph. So again, if you're still listening, you might want to I'm just going to read that last paragraph as a way of bringing us to the conclusion. Because for me, I find this incredibly moving. And yet, if you ask me why, like all gray art, I probably can't tell you. And all I can say is like my silly like the idea about doing these brave things. This is sort of ludicrous. The imagery is kind of ridiculous. The twins, the socks, the water, and yet it's got that inevitability that great literature has that you read it and you think, of course, that's how it has to end. Couldn't have, there's no other way it could have had to end like this. So here it is, this is the final paragraph of Cassandra at the wedding. I was wearing loafers and socks, and on the way back I was walking faster and one of my socks kept crawling down behind my heel. I stopped and pulled it up two or three times, and finally I slipped the shoe off and dropped the sock over the side and stood where I was, and watched it go. Or tried to. It took immense concentration to stay with it. When I thought I'd lost it for good, the wind caught it far down and I saw it flash in the sunlight once and again and maybe even a third time. But after that, I don't know. It was out of sight a long time. Before it could have hit the water..
"cassandra" Discussed on Backlisted
"It's not, you know, sometimes we might say, well, neglected literature neglected for a reason. But this I get the sense this book is better known in America, is that right? Than it is in the UK which is because she's American, but what I find really interesting is when I go to the Frankfurt book of the London book fair and I go through the lists of foreign publishers of European publishers, so many of them have that book on their list. So it's not just Britain and America that book has an incredible sustained life in across the world. And how is it that that's possible, it's been very quiet, but this editors who love it as much as I do. And that's been a great bond. You know, they're my friendships with the editors who love Cassandra at the wedding. It's very simple. But I found reading at this time what struck me that hadn't stayed with me so much is how incredibly sad the book is. And I was I was devastated by it this time around. In a way that I hadn't been when I read it two or three times before. I think that's partly because everything that Cassandra does to try and preserve her that relationship is so self destructive. And she is conscious of it being self destructive while she's doing it, but can't stop herself. Even those conversations where she says, a witch wedding or which man or something, where it's just going round and round in circles. Actually seems to be trying to resurrect some sort of systole flippancy, but it's really just putting all these barriers back in place. She's a brilliant self editor Cassandra. Painfully so. That she'll say something and then she'll reflect on what she said and she'll she'll go. That was too strong or that landed on quite pleased at landing. She's a writer, isn't she? Like, her mother. And that's the other thing is that their dead mother is there. Through the book. All through the book. I mean, I have to say, Alexandra, I thought of I thought of now in clover all the way through. Yes. And also in that strange way that I think sometimes as a man, it's almost an envy that you have for that bond that sisters have. You know, it's kind of it is of a different quality in a different intensity and I think that I'm very close to my brother, but it's not quite the same. Well, I'd also like to point out, this seems this will seem so basic if you haven't read the book. But I thought this was a stroke of genius. Cassandra's name begins with the sea..
"cassandra" Discussed on Data Engineering Podcast
"Classes i mean vol one hundred five hundred yards white until four zero dot one the patch that makes those upgrades for those very large clusters a little lhasa. The little lazy particularly when it comes to if our guards down during that upgrade process honestly. That's it right like just get. Your current cost are up to the right version. Double check that changes textile which will have a whole bunch of information about if you do things that wise to pay attention to how change conflict To make that new on but yeah give it a go. It should be a pretty painless. Johnny well for anybody who wants to get in touch with you and follow along with the work that you're doing. Have you had your preferred contact information to the show notes and as a final question. I'd like to get your perspective on what you see is being the biggest gap in the tooling or technology. That's available for data management today. Yes definitely so. I think this is one of kind of topics talk about. Is you know. We still for engineers. We spend a lot of time working on doing things with daughter where dot lives. The necessarily always related to the core application functionality ryan. So what i mean by that is. Sometimes we go to do things like we're gonna cash records because it's slow getting it from one to the other ride all we've gotta do something where it's like. Hey we might be on my school database. We'll one big customer. We're gonna shot. That adds another my sql database right all. We might suddenly have a requirement to stop encrypting records ride for your privacy or whatever it might be. These are things that we have to do is develop his way. It doesn't change. The behavior of our application or application doesn't need to know about it in our as long as we can run that same query comes back the ride ansa. We really don't need to have that. Logic built into our application rights. Are i one of the challenges that we have when it comes to managing from to data management is to actually stop making develop as do some of that schlep will that wa south working on tools and capabilities that make it easier where we can do that at either. The database liau. Or at the drive a liar or whatever that might be but make some of those things a lot easier. the developer really shouldn't actually care as long as getting that query back in the right way. Right sorry what about some things that we're working on around that space but it'd be great see other people kinda working on that space around that interaction between the application the database about all these things that we have to do that really. The application shouldn't care about those need to care about. Because hey the query still design ryan so yeah that would be my view on. What's the biggest gap when it comes to tooling technology saddam national. Thank you very much for taking the time today to join me and share the work. You've been doing with cassandra. And helping to support the community and some of the news. That's been coming out of that project lately. So appreciate all the time and energy you put into that and i hope you enjoy the rest of your day. Thanks so much less listening. Don't forget the check or other show.
"cassandra" Discussed on Data Engineering Podcast
"Before you get to cassandra because when you get cassandra you'll be like why are these restrictions on what can i do. Things like joins a white hunter this but if you face those challenges in the systems you buy all i understand now why because there will slow in these systems. Would i tried to it scale right so yeah pick the thing. Dr pinkus hinder. If you don't know it and you wanna move quickly. Of course there's definitely greenfield applications out there particularly if it's a new service from a really large companies like hi. We know we're going to have you know five million people from diwan right in high while you've already kind of that. That choice made full you. You might need to kind of pick up. Cassandra with that. Says the one side of things where i wouldn't use peci casandra. The other side of it is just storing data for a pure analytics perspective right. I would not choose apache. Cassandra my backing donna. Stauffer data warehouse definitely not is not to say that you can't do analytics patchy sandra this great spot plug ins in connected. Smell the bits and pieces by you. Just not gonna get the same performance as you would with united states more of a column oriented data store right or a coma storage. Full matt right. Somebody pauquet History or whatever it might be the definitely steer clear of apache cassandra for piedad away house with daughter analytics perspective. We see some light custom built. Dawa house systems where they use. Cassandra as either Index or a kind of a record keeping pace that the daughter itself does not live in apache zara. That's for sure we've already talked a little bit about this. But what are some of the things that you see is being store for the near. Medium-term future of the cassandra project. yes i think. We're going to see some exciting phages around. You know the playable storage engine. Moral are gonna say better use of things like virtual tables riot. That was a new teacher that got introduced photo zero vegtables. You're probably familiar with them from like my sql and other places where you can query statistics advice itself in those titles. We're gonna see much better use of that in peci casandra. We're going to see some improvements to the way that we do pack. Swigging abc's some improvements so why that we do schemer gossip management which is gonna make operations around lodge costa's changing scheme is in logical way way zia. So we're gonna say some great work around that we shall say some stabilization of what's called transient replication and. That's a really cool technology. It's in there at the moment. But currently experimental organization better improvements around that transit replication are really really cool way increasing your ability without really increasing the cost associated with needing to say in our if you wanna go from a replication factor say Three to five allows you to get that replication of five without meeting toronto quite as many nods rights. Great kind of durability bruce stuff yeah this is going to be. Hey coming down. The line riot annoyed that there's a ton of developers during the four hundred zero feature phrase like i just want to get my ticket in this kind of committed for the ones go look really really cool from that perspective are there any other aspects of the cassandra project or the ways that it's being used or the recent release that we didn't discuss yet that you'd like to cover before we close out the show. I think this has been a really wonderful tila. you know. We've touched on everything from Sandra being a great fit for cloud native applications in the history where..
"cassandra" Discussed on Data Engineering Podcast
"Data store right or a coma storage. Full matt. Right pauquet History or whatever it might be the definitely steer clear of apache cassandra for piedad away house with daughter analytics perspective. We see some custom built dawa house systems where they use. Cassandra as either Index or a kind of a record keeping pace that the daughter itself does not live in apache zara. That's for sure we've already talked a little bit about this. But what are some of the things that you see is being store for the near. Medium-term future of the cassandra project. yes i think. We're going to see some exciting phages around. You know the playable storage engine. Moral are gonna say better use of things like virtual tables riot. That was a new teacher that got introduced photo zero vegtables. You're probably familiar with them from like my sql and other places where you can query statistics about the Itself in those titles. We're gonna see much better use of that in peci casandra. We're going to see some improvements to the way that we do pack swigging. I've see some improvements. The way that we do schemer gossip management. Which is going to make operations around lodge costa's changing scheme is in logical ways. Yeah so we're gonna say some great work around that we shall say some stabilization of what's called transient replication and. That's a really cool technology. It's in there at the moment. But currently experimental organization better improvements around that transit replication are really really cool way increasing the ability without really increasing the cost associated with needing to say in our if you want to go from a replication factor. Say three to five allows you to get that replication of five without meeting toronto quite as many nods rights. Great kind of durability. Bruce stuff yeah this is going to be. Hey coming down the line riot annoyed that there's a ton of developers during the fordad zero feature phrase like i just want to get my ticket in this kind of committed for the ones. Go look really really cool from that perspective. Are there any other aspects. Of the cassandra project or the ways that it's being used or the recent release that we didn't discuss yet that you'd like to cover before we close out the show. I think this has been a really wonderful tila. We've touched on everything from Cassandra being a great fit for cloud native applications of the journey and the history where it's great. Use a great choice. I think really. I decided invite oil listeners. Who have previously used. Cassandra or voice kind of being interested or just hear about for the first time to actually go through. Cassandra dot apache dot org download full and give it a gar- ryan. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised in our. There's a whole bunch of resources out there to help you get started on the site now with On a bit of a site. Refresh the cassandra project as well so definitely guard. Download photos zero. Give it a try and you know if you already running. Cassandra thinking about during that upright is really good. Things in store for four era and i guess briefly talking to upgrade aspect are there any sort of notable upgrade sort of gut shows that people need to be aware of before they click. Go and go from three to four.
"cassandra" Discussed on Data Engineering Podcast
"That's backed by. Patchy cassandra right you know you. Think about tuesday net flicks. Used apple is used spotify using saw used at some of the biggest banking financial institutions Powering their retail and transactional services right so even just holding like that. Like maybe ten companies in your head. And the use cases. That cassandra pallets there right. Like that's touching interacting with already more than a billion a couple of billion people globally Sar are i think. The premature death of cassandra has reported quite often. But you know it's always a little bit premature. Just butcher that quite for a second but i think with full zero. I think people are gonna. Hey would you know. We're still power along here. And i think it'll just be a nice chance to tell similar stories again until some nuance right is basically great use cases kind of popping up over that period of time. Any i'm just excited to save yard. People maybe come into the community off the hearing about the zero relation. Starting to participate within bantu planning is andrew. It's already crested the hype cycle and has gone to being boring technology in the best sense of term. That's it that's it look. Don't get me. Wrong cassandra that nosql wave. What is it six or seven years ago riot in our just. Hey is boring. Technology man riot light. This is the reliable tool you pull out. Toll bagging off guard to replace. Debate for auto vice. Let's feel absolutely and so in terms of some of the ways that you've seen cassandra used both in the community and in systems are powered by your managed. Service said insta- cluster. What are some of the most interesting or innovative or unexpected. Applications of cassandra that you've seen this early on i can four effects Name who it is. But i do know that apache cassandra pal was the source of record fright. Major banking financial institution when it comes to transactions and people all. It's not like a weed use case. He may out for a second a lot of people with go. You caught years weekly consistent. Databases for transactions for banking transactions for financial records. Right is this. The stereotypical example of why like your sql. Transactions a great or assets or assets combined transactions. Griped if because what happens you get these two different transactions you have negative balance blah blah blah blah blah. We'll sandra i paid dada by Pitches available Ability and politician tolerance. Over this stuff. It can powell transaction And the banks having a really really great time about it right the other thing. I'd love to educate people on is actually also banks by default eventually consistent right. That's why we have things like overdraft phase like is because at one point the bank didn't know how much money was coming out of your account ryan so they couldn't stop settling coming out of your account so that's kind of my favorite example about like. He's really really boring. Use case that people just aren't expect cassandra's be used at rye. This also really cool stuff. Like i know. It's being used for storing feature sets when it comes to machine learning. I know it's being used full. Era powering some great recommendation engines. I know it's being used to powell kind of emergency assistance services and other bits patients. Like again because cassandra it's like it's off cycle. It's kind of in that stable thing like every use case you can imagine. I'm sure cassandra has Right so that is kind of the exciting thing about working with sounders It has tried touch most use cases. But yeah they kind of just might my main ones but i do love the fact that financial transactions right. How cool is that. And then in terms of your experience of building into cluster and being engaged with the cassandra community and working on the project. What is some of the most interesting or unexpected or challenging lessons that you've learned in the process i think is might be true for all open source projects riot. Which is our. It's very much around bringing the community on jenny riot. So it's one thing to awesome feature. We should patch it this. Why should do something like that right. But you gotta to bring people in the you got to build that consensus. So that's really. I think from my perspective. Ns where i'm at at the moment. I know you'll probably looking for an interesting. We'd technical answer to this particular question but you know. I think you know the challenging lessons. I've had to load is really about bringing the community on johnny reid and communicating with all the people in the community interacting with them and just working together. Having disagreements but being able to move on kind of pull together in the same direction is really really huge. lesson that i Right it's one of less than anyone can learn. But i think the cassandra community. It was a great place to do that as well. Like it's really nice welcoming community as well so yeah definitely for people who are interested in cassandra and excited about the reliability and durability guarantees that they're able to get out of it what are some of the cases where it might be the wrong choice and they're better served by using some other scale out more just going with post grads or my sequel as reliable workhorse right. I think there's two sides to that right if you will building a new service new project new startup. Whatever that might be the donal that yard that allows you to get started the quickest easiest and start learning about how people use your service or product. Whatever it is right because sometimes you can pull into his trap of being like. Oh it's gonna be big so we got to choose. Cassandra because you know we're gonna scat allowed easily blah blah blah dancers. Actually choose the thing that gets you up going the quickest and lets you learn lessons about the problems remained that you're working in the quickest because you're going to rewrite your away three or four times before you even get to the point where cassandra starts to be a viable option from scalp perspective. Riots learn those lessons along the way also. It can be quite useful to learn about the challenges of scaling outset. Now the systems. Before you get to cassandra because when you get cassandra you'll be like why are these restrictions on what can i do. Things like joins a white hunter this but if you face those challenges in the systems you buy all i understand now why because there will slow in these systems. Would i tried to scale right. So yeah pick the thing. Dr pinkus hinder. If you don't know it and you wanna move quickly. Of course there's definitely greenfield apllications out there particularly if it's a new service from a really large companies like hi. We know we're going to have you know five million people from diwan right in high while you've already kind of that. That choice made full you. You might need to kind of pick up. Cassandra with that. Says the one side of things where i wouldn't use peci casandra. The other side of it is just storing data for a pure analytics perspective right. I would not choose apache. Cassandra as my backing donna. Stauffer data warehouse definitely not is not to say that you can't do analytics Sandra this great spot plug ins in connected. Smell the bits and pieces by you..
"cassandra" Discussed on Data Engineering Podcast
"Being able to support different patents fit storage classes but also Scale up you know pudsey Instances obama of what you want to call it. Independent of different storage mediums. Which is which is going to be really really really cool in the community as well. It's been a ton of ethics. Go into making easy. To ron cassandra on some of those cloud native platforms have obviously had providers like insta- cost during it for years in the cloud. But you'll stunning to see all the projects around side juvenile hall riot so number of different operators for apache. Cassandra wavering. ron dotson written one on our iran. Jr the big toe. Cohen france have written one in a whole bunch of really really great work around this and in our internally within the community itself also saying the community starting to stand it is on the community orange cubans operators well which is gonna be really really exciting to say you know. We kind of found ourselves on the situation whether it was like three or four quantifiable production radio operators which is not a great use. A story right. you know. We all kind of came to it and went and developed by ourselves independently. But we will kind of go together like halo. We need a standardized community one right. That's that's what makes sense so this great community effort going on this working group or steering committee kinda mates every second week or something. That the moment progress's on that as well around building out pay community operators Yeah super exciting stuff kind of happening in that cloud native land facial as somebody who has been aware of and sort of passively tracking cassandra for a number of years now. It's been notable that there was a lot of popularity and attention paid to it maybe five or six years ago particularly with net flex being a major user of it and i think that maybe was heart bleed. That came out. When they announced that they were able to rebuild and redeploy their entire cassandra infrastructure over matter of a short period of time without having any outages because of the fact that they were running. Cassandra and then maybe in the past two or three years. I haven't heard a lot about it. It's been sort of fading. And then now. With cassandra four anticipate that it will be hearing more about it but in the past especially a two to five years that at the same time there have been a lot of new database projects and products that have been coming to market. And i'm wondering if he can talk a little bit about how your perspective on cassandra's role and opportunity within the overall space of data management systems given the fact that there have been so many new entrance to the market that are targeting high scale high availability global scale and sort of global tolerance capabilities. Yeah definitely it's super exciting to see what's happening some of those communities. You know you look at things like cocoa debate vitesse I guess what are they calling themselves. Sql or i dunno the monica forum. But it's super exciting. What's happening in that space. How they tackling some problems. We kind of go back to. I think. Bruce theorem around in our consistency. Availability in politician tolerance in each one of those ones take a slightly different approach to how they do their databases so with apache Because it prioritizes by default availability. Whereas i think some of these other ones kind of much more around consistence i. They were going to say a lot of them. Probably sitting side by side to be honest with they'll be some use cases where something like test is the right fit hundred percent right and it might sit. Side by side. With cassandra where the availability is a higher priority than say our being able to do some other things. They're potisk endure. I think they'll be uses of. That may be like lay on and go to the other just as people who have adopted one because i had one use case but it wasn't a perfect fit but the other thing might be more of a perfect. I think you're gonna say some of that cross pollination transition By you know. I think at the moment you know in terms of what cassandra brings to the table. It's probably still a number of use cases one of the only real open-source choices out there riot but other nari. I always take a very long term community view around this kind of stuff. Which is you know. It's really great to how the projects and now the database is now. The stores explore different. Id's and how they approached stars how they tackle and then also just saying what people's experiences with them right because you're card changes right projects change. We cannot phages. We can remove old faces ryan. You know. I think if we see something. That's a great fit for the sandra community of people. Like talking about it and that kind of thing it's like. Hey we can always look at. Is this something that we want to adopt tries We say someone who's had a great experience with this. You know maybe this could really also helped sandra out. You know saying that. Go the other way. We're seeing lots of these projects. Learn those lessons. From cassandra riot as one of the early big scale. Outdoor vices. sorry. I'm a big cassandra fan but i was just blown seeing what other projects though in how they approach and is really fascinating to see the problems tackle do you have any sort of predictions or perspectives on the near medium. Term future of cassandra and some of the opportunities that you predict given the new release and the focus on stability and reliability that the past few years have invested in. So i think we're gonna say performance only get better riot. You know. I think when it comes to you know support for some of the new. Jvm's were saint saints. Greg testing and stuff around that. We're gonna see more of that plug ability kinda come in. I think people are gonna pay more attention to some of the stories that have been told about. Cassandra is funny mentioned previously. That like those a bit of a and with netflix out. How easy they replaced a whole bunch of stuff you know there's companies that were telling great stories about patchy Sandra right and done this. Just a very ad hoc exercise talk to different community members who work at various big companies in their deployments in that kind of thing and i would happily easily put a bet down that you know. In terms of the vast majority of the online population of the world right on a daily or weekly basis they would interact with a service..
"cassandra" Discussed on Data Engineering Podcast
"The progress. We are forward with this. As the saying goes. The only software without bugs is the kind that nobody uses well. That's it right to the point of the sort of quality gates in the building of confidence in the release cycles and maintaining stability and wondering if you can talk to some of the supporting tooling and some of the overall development approach and architectural aspects of being able to build in that stability built in that level of confidence and be able to say at that photo. Point that yes. This is ready to go. You can put this production. I will stake my reputation on it in terms of like some of the actual things that they've done so obviously one of the ones i mentioned was just getting you know all those tests. Passing the existing suffolk grain. What's really interesting is with brought another level of Theories when it comes to testing riot so one of the ones that has paid. Huge dividends has been based testing that got introduced into the project ryan That's using libraries. Like quick theories. I think is one of the popular ones out there and really what it is is. It's around checking. Seven properties hold true for a range of all possible inputs It's kind of a little bit lack vase testing fussing. an interface by united actually defining the ranges in which we operate the balance. We're gonna explicitly check on leveraging libraries that can check that understands lowest edge cases. So you know win with inbounds out of bounds on the bounds. Old that kind of thing but it is a like randomly generated as well but there's some great support by the libraries to make that replay -able as well so then when we catch above through a random replay we can grab that save recruit dada jump in net. Have a look at that ride. Sorry property based testing has been absolutely huge on not that there are plans for things further down the line like simulating certain things. You know. we've had a number of people from who previously worked on databases like react in foundation. Day-by-day come across in those two databases had really great approach to testing and simulation. And that kind of thing. So we're starting to see all the great lessons. Those communities of lines being applied to apache cassandra. Right and so. We're seeing a huge improvement in the number of bugs that that we actually catch riot like. It's really good when you take in your testing approaching oil will look at all. These bugs bite on cupboard. We should been really really cold. I think we're also starting to say as returned makes these components within apache. Cassandra playable it's gonna make those more testable as well right so exposing some of those interfaces. That's some of the exciting work around the testing side of things. I do certainly apologize to the community members. If i've missed anyone's pet ticket Mea culpa out plug it in the next podcast another interesting aspect of the ecosystem. Around cassandra is there are projects such as cilla db that are leveraging the popularity of the interface of cassandra and its promise of being able to be scalable and fault tolerant but completely reimplementing it from the ground up to cut down on the overall hardware requirements and be able to you know. Extensively provide higher performance guarantees. And i'm wondering if you can talk to some of the ongoing utility your benefits of projects such as cilla db or anything else. That's operating in the space. particularly in. light of cassandra. Four coming out. And just what you see. As the overall potential in the ecosystem for supporting multiple implementations of the cassandra interphase versus these specifically cassandra project yes. I'm always like agile mind about this. I think it's really really exciting to see projects. Take some of those cassandra concept's and to adopt like seek you out into adult. You know the night. A protocol ride in. I think it speaks volume of how excited people are about. Cassandra what are useful spec. It is a well-defined spec..
"cassandra" Discussed on Data Engineering Podcast
"Kuban cluster of your own and don't forget to thank them for their continued support of this show. Your host is tobias. Macy and today mentoring ben bromhead about the recent release of cassandra on its version. Four and how it fits in the current landscape of data tools. So ben can you start by introducing yourself. Thanks to us. Yeah my name's been bromhead. I'm the co founder. And cto of insta- cluster into cluster. We essentially do manage to. Patchy cassandra service Cloud providers plus some other really cool data technologies like corker and reticent elastic. Search being in the in the cassandra community for quite some time now on going on eight or nine years so yes super excited to talk about. What's happening in apache. Cassandra today and do you remember how you first got involved in data management. Yes i do. Actually a bit of a convoluted path. My career in technology actually started off. It security so. I was working at security consulting company on the insurance side in the penetration testing side of things on the insurance side of things. We spent a lot of time working with different technologies using logic And particularly government. You know used to doing things. Like protecting internet gateways and websites things in providing assurance around the way that they built them configured in quite often they ended up having different backing dada still golota experience working with things like oracle sql to setups public infrastructure products but started to notice a bit of a ton when we started to say this next generation of like you know gateway monitoring tools and capabilities coming out in different projects different experimentation and a lot of activity in the console. Spice where you'd be choosing these backing stores and worked with a company who started leveraging an intelligence product s- on patchy casandra and. That's kind of the first time i heard about it but it wasn't until a little bit later on when kinda got sick of breaking things on the security side of things and i wanted to build things that you know. One of the things that we started building was essentially a dot marketplace. You know. I think a lot of engineers have gone out and tried to build something like that. And you know. We gave it to go to in one of the requirements. We found that we had was the ability to replicate daughter different regions in geographies. Apache cassandra was awesome. Fit for that right so that was the first time i actually used it in anger and got a chance to play with it. Unfortunately at that time there's a lot of work you had to do to get it set up right. It's a lot different from managing Sql database right. So we spend a lotta time on the tooling capability to deploy this to go run. This and i thought that's just Thomson cry you want to be working on whatever it is you dying not fighting dot we finally got there and at one point we decided. Hey maybe some other people would be interested in some of the stuff that we've done so we kinda threw together a bit of a web interface. Some credit billing attended until manage service know three months later we had like ten people in production oshadogan job of this and that was kind of how insta- cluster gold started. But that was really my first experience with magic. Sandra was using it to solve this particular edge and then realizing actually had it's really good fit for other people and seeing how other people had challenges in running it and making it easier to access apache. Cassandra it's funny the number of times. I've had a conversation with somebody of. Oh how did you get involved in this. And oh i was actually trying to solve a completely different problem which i still didn't actually get to but on the way i found this other thing. That's really fun. it's and i mean when i recount that story. It seems very clear. But you know. I'll definitely say there was like a good year where we're kind of working on board things at the same time and wasn't to show which one would kind of take awful go in one direction. But within sequester and providing. That patchy cassandra capability light paper discount on coming and it just kind of keep adding so as you know it kinda. We got a year end. And we're like. Hey this is it. We've gotta gar and it's his. You know off the back of that with now junk till i like two hundred employees. Let's not linked so it kind of feels like this little thing that just got out of hand by china make it a bit easier to use the database so here we are and so for anybody who isn't already familiar with the cassandra product and some of the capabilities that it brings in some of the use cases that it's aimed at. Can you give a bit of an overview about what the project is in some of the story behind how it came to be and it's sort of overall role in the open source data ecosystem. Yeah shaw so the high level description. Apache cassandra it's a arkansas. Sql distributed database riot. It's got some really cool architectural things that came out of the back of its origin. That make it really really useful. It was actually originally built. Oh created at facebook. They built for inbox message. I believe was kind of a bit of a very specific use case they had in mind and it got us there for some period of time not a lot but eventually it got arkansas also believe in two thousand eight. Roughly a got arkansas On about a year later eventually made it as a donation into the apache project. Interestingly like facebook didn't use it for that long they ended up. I believe moving some of that functionality in to h base actually but through the process of open sourcing it and releasing it into the community a ton of other companies. Were actually like. Oh hang on this souls out. Particularly use case and interestingly enough notes are much around message. Searching bought a whole bunch of other use cases like really really great for kind of time series daughter at the time. Really really great for write heavy workloads at the time in a really really great full pretty much. Most of those i guess. Use cases where companies had reached the limits of how you could sky with traditional database or a tradition even a traditional costed Manually shod by a sprite as that's what he started to say. Getting picked up by companies like netflix rack space in apple and into it and a whole bunch of other really big companies kind of grabbing this database and using it to replace some of those transactional use cases ride. And the reason why. I think a lot of these. Companies gravitated towards cassandra is a few reasons festival traits. Your awareness of different locales or different regions different failure. Domains is what i like to use. In this case a trade cost isn't an undestands dot placement in regards to this volt domains. Right so what you can do with his. Cassandra you can say. Hey cassandra i want you to replicate this particular titles particular case whatever. It is three times. I need a strope. Is this in this dot essential nataly. I've copies in this does senator or however you wanna do it and there's a whole bunch of math that kind of indicates led by someone consistency and stuff. You want with your daughter. What replication factor. You should have. I won't get into that at the moment but supplies to say is that control and that trading ideas like way dot lives consistency Claw citizens with develop a has to think about it upfront. When they perform a query is really really powerful because it actually made the developer is then building applications that a naturally resilient and that brings us to the really really coal point which has actually survive outages it. Lets you have annoyed. Gordon during the middle of the night. And you don't have to necessarily get up on fix it. Let's hold data san go down right and you know as long as the rest of your application files over on the right way. You gonna keep on chugging along right. Sorry that resilience is really really important. With cassandra that's one of the cool reasons. The second reason is linear scale ability. Right sorry with apache. Sandra if you wanna scale up the performance side of things right. It's just a matter of adding menards right and because it takes what's cool. Moss doulos architecture. Got that from the dahmer. Wipe hypo sorry. You know one of the original engineers who worked on. This was actually an amazon engineer. Ryan worked on the original moist system..
"cassandra" Discussed on Dose of Leadership
"Step into the practice of this mindset but in no way do i want folks to walk away thinking. This is just a really sugary sweet positive outlook on all change yet sub spaghetti over it. That's not what this is about. It's about just acknowledging and recognizing those signal emotions being in tune with how that energy flows through you so that you can recognize them and then look to transform that energy into that fuel for growth. You have to go through it right. It's like you make it worse when you ignore it and you're right and if you try to sugar coated i mean and that's what i love about your stuff cassandra's because it's a breath of fresh air because you look at the vast majority of the material or the coaches were the consultants that are telling you to get through these kind of change dynamics. They don't really embraced. They try to say. Hey just you know. The me see is the meat. You're going to be right so just tell yourself in just like you'd nor the feelings almost not all of them are like that but it seems like the vast majority of stuff that i've come across is like that really focused on emotion focused on on how you said it im- acknowledging it and but trust you set trusting that this was going to serve you right. You got to go through the pain you got to go through the grease you gotta go through the fear right. Yeah so often in my work and you've probably heard heard it before but you've got leadership and i've experienced it myself that when going through a big disruption a big growth challenge. Big transition transformation. They admit this is going to be tough. Hey this is going to be hard. But then it's like this suck it up it great it and just get through it because we have to not really giving employees in the workforce a means a conduit the tools to actually work through those emotions recognizing them as energetic fuel. It's more of a glazed over. Yeah it's going to be tough but okay you deal with that outside of the work hours when you come in ear go you know. Go for with this change but this is about recognising acknowledging and then using that infinite resource of emotion to fuel your transformation journey transforming that anxiety into anticipation right and and really really using employ in that energy throughout the workforce. Your book change enthusiasm is is it more for the individual to help them navigate through something like that or is it a book about culture meaning if i have a business. Can i use this book to to help kind of plant the seeds of the culture so that we can deal with the changes that make sense does and i will say that. The book is predominantly focused at the individual. Right so my message. Though i work with clients with large organizations the message is for the individual. That's going through the change experience in the change as well as those leading through the change. So there's actually a section in the book that's the advanced application. That's all about those who were leading or influencing change and what are those softer skills that are so necessary. When you have an organization feeling there signaling motions right when the tensions are high when you're going through a lot of change. What do you need to be flexing from. A skill set standpoint to leverage and inspire that organization getting those signal emotions but again. It's really focused on the individual whether you're experiencing executing or leading big change in transformation got so much to explore their where do you where do you want to die in. What's what's because i love. I love what. Do i do as a leader part but i guess to an individual. What do we what do we do exactly. Because you know. And as we dive into the subject even though this is kind of framed around kind of more of the corporate or business structure. Really this applies. I'm i'm assuming this applies really everywhere in your life because it doesn't matter if you're working for a company i mean it could samples the you brought up with covert i that affected us all to some degree in some manner so we had to shift. We had to change. We had more. We had to change some of our minds at and use all people that didn't do well and you saw people that thrived during that that process so really changed happens all the time now..
Dr. Cassandra Pierre on COVID-19 in Massachusetts
"With us. Today dr cassandra. Peer returns dr piers acting hospital epidemiologist and an infectious diseases physician at boston. Medical center welcome back. Dr pierre great to be here and we have a new addition to ask the docs this week. Dr eileen costello. The chief of ambulatory pediatrics. Also at boston medical center dr castillo. Nice to have you join us. Welcome to ask the doctors my pleasure being here all right so dr pierre. I'm going to start with you. We are seeing we. We've got this these competing data points. Okay we're seeing an increase in cases in massachusetts roughly seventeen percent more cases in the state last week over the week before according to the state's department of public health at the same time the commonwealth is still ranked forty fourth among us states where corona virus is spreading the fastest. So most states have it worse than we do right now weighing those two kind of data points. How concerned are you about delta right now in massachusetts. Well i think he really to let go of the concern You know we're in a point whereas you've been mentioning. Schools are reopening. Some businesses are reopening as well and many have been incredibly thoughtful about the plans for reopening in terms of distancing and vaccine recommendations and masks But you know as we come back from labor day weekend. There's always the concern of having an intensifying number of cases that is spread within those work school and then social networks The nice thing. Well the thing that we have to fall back on as are higher relative relatively higher vaccination rates so our hope is that we will not see an increase as high as we did last fall and winter however there is some evidence that there probably will be a continued increase in november of cases that we see.
"cassandra" Discussed on Comedians Interviewing Musicians
"Give it up my gosh cassandra's she's got the runs. Wow i always wanted someone to say that. Oh she's got the runs. Thank you all so much for coming to unions musicians before we close it out. I wanted to say thank you to our sponsors awesome east siders for having us obviously amazing new standard manufacturing. They're raising and they have these great t shirts that you can get a sign up to be a patron dot live. Also those little buckets that you see on your tables those for tips four. There's one right there inches whereas it those are go directly to our musicians so if you like what you hear. Go ahead and put a little decade in the bucket. His they're amazing can you. I mean the control on those runs weren't amazing and i mean come on mercury who just kidding. I don't wanna get assaulted here you. Yeah she'll here right now. Yeah she got. She never misses one of these. Also to share t- realtor with danbury realtors go ahead and follow her at share t. realtor also waffle at waffles. The chicken purse on instagram. See all the adventures there And we a little reminder. We are taking a little break because we're doing music related things in the next couple of weeks but check back follow us on the graham music firsthand and we will post when our next show is and you make sure to. Rsvp because you can win a t. shirt and tonight we have an rsvp from warri. Flowers laurie in the house now. So the next person who's in the house is ben trubisky. Ben ben ben with the t shirt see us after the show. We will get you a t-shirt thank you for. Rsvp saying we appreciate you all right and then also Where can we follow you on. Grams on the twits on the. I don't know trying to make twitter sound cool. But it didn't work but we're we find you. You find us online. Under cassandra elise. That's cassandra e. s. e. Someone recently told me. I fell that too fast. I say that is e. l. e. s. Sound very collective. When you say it sounds like. That's how i'm saying the name is pronounced. Yeah i didn't know until someone told me is you can find us online. It's always under that cassandra. Elise dot com the instagram sandra lease. Our facebook is cassandra lease music. So i guess i lied. That one wasn't just cassandra. But all the other ones. I don't think we have a twitter so you don't have to make that one sound cool go. That's we might have won somewhere distantly some either. I probably it has my email probably somewhere so just take it. Yeah just in cases. Where can you upcoming shows. Oh crap i. i'm a very day to day person. I have to look at my founder lot. Yes so let's see we have We have a lot of goat's show next week on tuesday actually so week from now ooh yeah. So that's gonna be a whole showcase going on if you guys here in town. Yeah and i think that's the most recent one coming up. Yeah nice so we just follow all those things. Yeah with what you're doing if you find our facebook or instagram. We'll be posting when and where all those things are. That are coming out. So i have a calendar on our website to if you don't want to have a social media if you wanna be hidden internet you can just go to our website and creep from there yes and you can do the in incognito to that no one will ever know creep it up even more okay so close it out with a game. This one is don't think. Just say yeah. Get on them. Microphone a i mean i feel like you don't think you just say right. I don't think i'm still general. Yeah i just don't think so. This is a game that i'm going to ask you a question and you're not even think about it. You're just going to say for saying that comes to your head. It's not gonna doesn't matter if it's wrong or right so there's really not all right or wrong answer anyway. So it's just whatever you think of. I'm an over thinker. So this is a challenge is a perfect game for you. I'm so excited. No it's going to raise really fast pace gonna be great. Okay right feel good about it. Okay yeah you feel seeds ready. Don't break your ankle okay. All right what is music. What is the secret of singing great perfect. Who started the fire. We i didn't. How much does the average austin musician way. nothing building. If you're a cocktail what would you be. Appel meal a moscow mule. I thought she said pasta dream yesterday. Dreamy austin musician me nailed it this thing. Best thing about being a female musician singing worst thing about being a few musician questions. If you weren't an awesome if you weren't a musician what would you do instead. Nothing to you. If you weren't a musician what would you do instead donuts. Who is cassandra. Lease that person. Okay who is iran freshwater. Who is the best austin musician. Dave share. this is cassandra. Who's the best guitar player in austin. Obviously slavery this is not the time to do that stage. Well that's it. That was that. Was this rapid fire right as scary. It was terrifying. Were you terrified. See you're just calm cool and collected doesn't feel the wrath by all witnessed it. It's okay we're about to cut the camera. We'll take care of this perfectly fine. Thank you all so much for hanging out with us. We are comedians interview musicians on a music firsthand. please keep up with us. Thank you again to ease areas for having us. Make sure to tip your waitstaff. They're amazing those apple got us in the backer. Amazing make sure to go ahead and put some ducats in the buckets of for musicians here. They are super amazing. Come on give him around with applause. Fan fricken tastic. Yes make sure to stay put. They're just going to play a couple of songs for you in the house in close out our youtube. So thank you all so much. I'm kimsey you'll have a great night. Thank you bye becky joe. She's party again. That's the only feature. She has okay head over to. 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"cassandra" Discussed on Comedians Interviewing Musicians
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Biden Directs Agencies to Develop Cybersecurity Standards for Critical Infrastructure
"Federal agencies directed to develop cybersecurity standards for infrastructure president biden issued this directive to federal agencies which will establish voluntary cybersecurity goals for critical infrastructure companies. The project will be headed by cc and nist which will coordinate with other agencies a preliminary baseline security standard will be due by september with final goals within a year the agencies will also have a year to determine whether additional legal authorities would be beneficial to safeguard critical infrastructure. This comes after a may executive order to establish cybersecurity baselines for federal agencies themselves and last week's cyber security requirements for oil pipeline operators issued by the tsa controversial vulnerability search engine re released at defcon security researchers alejandro cassandra's and jason hopper planned to release an upgraded version of punk spider at defcon. A search engine which constantly crawls the web and automatically publishes hackel vulnerabilities in websites as well as a chrome plug into skin visited sites both ranked sites and a scale of one to five dumpster fires. The search engine will mostly be scanning for low hanging fruit looking for seven kinds of explainable. Bugs repeatedly trying variations of common hacking methods to check if a site vulnerable punks originally launched in two thousand thirteen before lapsing due to lack of funding around two thousand fifteen. Its initial incarnation scant websites. Once a year the most exploit vulnerabilities of the year joint security advisories from the australian cyber security center the uk national cybersecurity center cease and the fbi. This is the most commonly exploited security vulnerabilities from twenty twenty and twenty twenty one across the three countries. Most of these vulnerabilities are recently discovered showing that threat actors can weaponize security flaws increasingly quickly to exploit systems vulnerabilities to microsoft exchange accelerate. Vm ware and ford top. The twenty one list while twenty twenty feature the windows net log on privilege escalation atlassian remote code execution and the citrus netscaler directory transversal.
50-Year War on Drugs Imprisoned Millions of Black Americans
"Fifty years after president Nixon declared a war on drugs some are questioning whether anyone won the war mandatory minimum sentences were key weapon in the war on drugs but the war's toll wasn't even an Associated Press analysis of incarceration data found that between nineteen seventy in two thousand the incarceration rates for whites doubled but the rates for black and Latinos roughly triple anti drug policies were widely accepted or like get these drugs out of our community and Cassandra Frederik the executive director of the drug policy alliance says the heavy hand of law enforcement came without addiction prevention resources help us out with that ask for tanks Eugene Hey would senior is a truck driver and a former crack dealer they used to prior charges head to enhance me up to a mandatory license after fourteen years his sentence was commuted by president Obama a lot of people who they've locked up for drugs they have turned around and legalize those same exact drugs sadly this cycle of incarceration continues Hey what's only son was convicted of a federal murder charge in connection with a drug gang in Peoria Illinois Jennifer king Washington
"cassandra" Discussed on Uncover
"Be able to write a half decent law that will it will fail. Leave it be like they gave gay and lesbian. Sex was decriminalised with same sex marriage. You know people said this guy would fall in be frogs all over when those things happen but that did not happen. Things are fine. Society is better for it and society will be better for us having our civil and occupational rights as the women argued. Sex workers should have the same rights as any other professional the ability to choose when they work where they work and how they work and it should be completely decriminalized. Unfortunately the government didn't listen. This is then justice minister. Peter mackay where we are going after putting resources in place and empowering the police to focus on the perpetrators the johns and the pimps those who modify sexual services those who place predominantly women and young women in in a vulnerable position that is the federal government introduced legislation to adopt. What's known as the nordic model it would criminalize paying for sex instead of providing it but for many sex workers. This was just a new way to introduce the same old broken laws because busting johns would mean sex work still has to happen in the shadows it would continue putting women at risk of violence and the bill. It actually went beyond that it criminalised advertising sex work. Just like how cassandra used to do an eye. Weekly say that the introduce business by choice and they're complaining that you're killing their business when this bill. What can you tell those women this. This legislation is not meant to enable encourage or in any way Normalize the sale of sexual services. Quite the contrary terri jean bedford and her colleagues. They didn't stop this bill. They told us senate committee in two thousand. Fourteen was not an improvement senators. It is bad policy to direct scarce law enforcement resources to stop consenting adult behavior and private senators please. please don't allow parliament to force canadian women to have sex only for free. Thank you bedford. Has this acidic wit. That i absolutely love. She's sitting there in her trademark dominatrix gear long leather coat. Low cut white blouse. Black leather gloves matching riding crop. It's not hard to tell that. She doesn't put much stock in this committee later in the hearing after she gets cut off. She loses her cool. I one remembered that fifteen judges. What makes you think you're these brighter than fifty judges. First of all. Tell us thing. Because myself i try to. I try to act like a lady here and not at dominatrix one moment. Please bear with me for one moment. I beg of you know. I don't think you nothing when moment. Well please please. This is very important. Because i am going to be back here again. It all right well unity. Lots of other people lots of time. I have thirty years of your abusive laws. So i should be allowed at least an extra five minutes to talk about it. Can i tell you we're gonna. I'm gonna immediately dollars. We're suspending half a million dollars. She was right to be frustrated. The senate passed legislation two months later and those laws are still on the books today. We have to figure out how how we're going to create a model. That is right for canada right for canadians and protects the most most vulnerable which certainly includes sex workers in this country. So i'm prime minister. Justin trudeau had vowed to fix his predecessors mistakes to make sure that the law protected sex workers and his government spent years holding consultations and roundtables and engaging with the public so i i look forward to a robust debate on it. I'm confident that candidate is going to be able to find out the best way of doing this. In in the months to come need then it did nothing so once again. It's opt to sex workers to fix this mass themselves. But i am a plaintiff in the next court challenge to bring down the laws in march. Twenty twenty one. The canadian alliance for sex work law reform which includes monica's organization filed a constitutional challenge to those laws. Sachs work is dangerous. No you know it's the laws are perpetrate danger towards sex workers and they need safety and decriminalize laws these laws whether they were the old ones or the new ones failed. People like laura wells and lianne. Fam- and cassandra dough. Hopefully they will find to kilter because you know that for the. I walking in fear.
"cassandra" Discussed on Uncover
"For her. She had her first boob job done in a hotel room but that big hotel by the train station garage yard ca doctor came in and did her her breast in a hotel room. Because back. then you know Ever just easier cheaper. And i'm not saying these things wrong. We do what we have to do right. We want paths. we wanna live in the gender. We want to live in but do tops to coz precious transforming various unsafe areas. You know same. Although canada has universal healthcare many aspects of transitioning were not covered. What's worse in the nineties. The province even stopped paying for sex reassignment surgery altogether. It stayed that way for a decade. This all meant that people. Like cassandra would often have to pay for tens of thousands of dollars procedures and of pockets in the early nineties. There was still a lot of stole today but there was so much discrimination towards transpeople that she had to detect for to survive. You know what i mean. I know the story is starting to sound familiar. A laura monica. Leyla cassandra. But there's a reason why these women ended up in sex work when society is constantly putting up barriers. It's a way to earn a living. Cassandra used the money. She earned to transition. She also sent money back to her family and on the stroll. It didn't take long for cassandra to make a name for herself. My name is jase call. My pronouns are they and them and i identify as a gender queer non binary and pan. Sexual jas cole. Who had just come to the village as a young queer kid. I remember seeing cassandra. For the first time it really stuck with them. And i just remember her being stunning and exuberance the for me in my early twenties and still contending with what gender identity meant to me and really not having access to the kind of language that you do today do remember after seeing her that i felt the confidence to start addressing very differently in exploring my gender representation in more bold ways. Rhonda who worked in the same neighborhood was totally smitten with cassandra. From the first time they met it was an unlikely friend hood. she made such an impact. And she i tell her how beautiful shoe because she was just beaming full of beauty and she's now girl you're beautiful only now now sweet at your late. I try to be like you like. Where did you get your outfit like those. Girlie can you teach me how to walk. It was just she. She was breath out. The pair of them spent a ton of time at sneakers abbar not far from the village that was kind of like cheers but for the stroll. The place you can go where people weren't afraid to be themselves. The jukebox was my favorite because they played everything from hip hop rap. And i would play like monica. A.
"cassandra" Discussed on Uncover
"This is a cbc podcast. Sandra likes to voted fetish. Parties and the bars That crowd there is just much more accepting. Anything goes basically so she feels more at home. They're more comfortable with people. There cassandra dough and her friend. Trang are walking down queen street west in toronto. They walked past a bouncer through a huge set of ornate doors. The sign above says the velvet underground inside. There's a small group of people dancing to house. Music strobe lights are blasting. There's lots of black clothes metal chains berry late nineties. Industrial vibe and cassandra is in the middle of it all. I didn't know that there was that many men that are attracted to turn sexual until i moved to turn to and it was very nice because i felt like. I'm not afraid kenny. Martha's action people there that find myself attractive. She's wearing a black low cut lace top tight jeans at heals her bangs or neatly trimmed. Just above her is her long. Black hair falls neatly down her back. Honestly she's gorgeous. She looked really genuinely happy. I think those people in the public and they look at me. See someone maybe attractive and maybe bitter these interviews complete with the cheesy music. We're done for a reality. Tv show called skin deep. This is two thousand and one just a few years before laura wells would come out and hit the streets of toronto while i was waiting for answers from the toronto police service. About laura's death. Cassandra story was one. I really wanted to dig into. Hers is a story that can tell us a lot about the reality that laura faced i grew up in. And there's is eight thinker on. I didn't know that i was really different. Dogs getting about fourteen. Or so. When i knew there was something different about this show was all about plastic surgery. It tried to explore. Why people sought to remake their appearance. Cassandra is featured in this episode. Because she's getting rhino plastic or a nose job for the second time. You might turn on this. Kind of show and expect something superficial. But cassandra story was very different growing up. When i look at myself in the mirror i just felt very sad and confused. It was very upsetting that. I see someone that looks me on. I didn't feel that way. I used to get dressed. That when parents would go away or something and i went and give much thought about until when i got low bill. They realized that most boys don't play dressed up. The way i was it was very difficult in high school. I was tease. They make fund off. And i very much valona. I didn't felt like i belonged anywhere. Didn't fit into any special group or anything. I don't think i realized that i was transsexual. And tell us about sixteen. That's when i realized that. I was attracted to men but it wasn't like other gay men i didn't want to be male. I felt female. And when i i dressed up out in public very scary experience for me just because i wasn't sure what people reaction were like and i wasn't sure what i was supposed to be feeling was not a very good experience for me when i showed up to work with us. A female things were okay for the first couple of days. But after that it went downhill. From there cassandra had been working in a nursing.
OMG You’re So Brave
"A lot of super beautiful girls. They'll put a picture of their face online. But they'll scratch their face and they'll stick their tongue. Like you know always just floored by there real illness so inspiring to be vulnerable with society. There's also a very powerful movement going on right now on the internet that women are kind of coalition building in a very cool way. I'm talking about the hashtag no makeup. You can search it if you don't believe me but some brave women are mustering up all their courage and they will post a photo onto the internet in which they are wearing no makeup whatsoever serious okay. But when they post the photos they'll always make a big announcement and the caption. There'll be like following photograph. Cassandra not wearing any internet. Think you should annoys me too. Because in the no makeup photos they never fully look shitty. You know like they're always still in the splits in a bikini or something partial credit and then the guy's fall for it every time it's a thirst trap it's a trick and there's always some guy riding into the comments on a horse like the lone ranger. He's like leather hat. He's like deer. Cassandra i actually think you look better without me. Fans they think
Finding the Last Ship Known to Have Brought Enslaved Africans to America
"Three years ago sunken ship was found. In the bottom of an alabama river turned out to be the long lost wreck. The clue tilda the last ship known to abroad. Captured africans to america in eighteen sixty. At least twelve million africans were shipped to the americas in the more than three hundred and fifty years the transatlantic slave trade but as we first reported in november the journey of the hundred ten captive men women and children brought to alabama on. The clotilde is one of the best documented slave voyages in history. The names of those enslaved africans and their story has been passed down through the generations by their descendants. Some of whom still live just a few miles from where the ship was found in a community called africa town for one hundred sixty years. This muddy stretch. The mobile river has covered up crime in july eighteen sixty. The clotilde was towed here on of darkness imprisoned in. Its cramped cargo. Hold one hundred and ten enslaved africans as it's amazing myself ban on his show to the ways and award is just not knowing where you were going joycelyn davis lorna gale woods and thomas griffin are direct descendants of this african man. Lua enslaved in alabama. His owner changed his name to charlie lewis. This image is from around nineteen hundred poli allen. Who's african name was ca- poli seen in this hundred year. Old sketch was the ancestor of jeremy. Ellis and darren patterson no close eating where they differentiated only allowed avocado whole for one day a week for two months. How many people do do we know. Now that could've survived something like that without losing their mind there or no photographs of pat. Frazier's great-great-grandmother laudi denison but capriccio wallis in her mother. Cassandra have a surprising number of pictures of their ancestor zula. Whose owner called him cut. Joe louis
What to Know About Gaza's Rocket Arsenal
"The were Palestinian kidnapped from Health Ministry their military says training an Israeli college airstrike in Kaduna on a State, refugee reviving camp memories in Gaza of has the killed abduction at of least the Chibok seven girls people in 2014. and officials said the dead included Legos a woman based and four risk Children analysis who were inside firm is estimated their home that in over the the past HRT 10 years, camp $18 west of Gaza City. million There was no have immediate been paid comment to from recover Israel. people Mercy kidnapped Abou for ransom, Aloof is in But Gaza. it's the first time that places Shortly of worship after have been the targeted. attack Dilemma. Hamas, McCarty the militant is an analyst group with said the Tony that Blair they are fired Institute for about Global Change, 10 rockets where he focuses towards on the Israeli violent extremist city groups off their in Shiva. sub Sahara It's Africa about and 40 joins US kilometers Live llama. away Welcome from to the program. Gaza, and he said. Thank In you the for having recent me rocket these we require abductions in of the retaliation mosque. First of all, for what the more killing is known off about the them. innocents. Civilians, according to Yeah. I a mean, statement these are by the worshippers Hamas on that wing abducted al Cassandra when, gets uh sent to the while BBC. playing in the most, Continuing um bombardment during off Gaza triggered Ramadan, a day it of unrest is mostly across the the occupied West midnight Bank and prayer in east Jerusalem. On independent Friday, at last least 11 10 Palestinians days off Ramadan. were killed in clashes They with Israeli were abducted security forces. from Inside their village Israel about cashes 40 have off continued them between Jews touchy where and Arabs. later Israelis reported in to several have been cities to have in escaped Jaffa to off Arab course. The Children police were have burned said after they their rescued home them, was but petrol residents bombs. said no There no were also one has protests to prosecute on the us. borders off We Jordan escaped and by
Go, Go, Real Estate: How To Master Your Social Media & Generate Organic Leads
"So my job is to make sure that you know my name on that gogo chick and then what i do. I sell real estate and that's two things. I need them to know. I need them to know my name and i need them to know what i do for a living they are. So that's what they struggled with with the properties account whereas that's the that's the company. That's the office. That's everything and that's where it becomes difficult to kind of try and finally got a personality for i would say as far as the asian school. That's what i've always tried to push as well as become the person behind you know the orange so you have to show with a person as though because again people do business people so James are you name and brand. Who's the head of cassandra properties. So i'm the head of cassandra properties. The namesake was mom. Mom started in one thousand nine hundred nine there. You go so one of the things you should. One of your first videos should be. Hey let me tell you about hundred properties. i know. I don't look like asandra because cassandra's my mom. So let me tell you how it started and then you just go into it so then now you can have the relationship with people. They're like. Oh i didn't know you're used to use cassandra. Oh my gosh. she's your mom. Had no idea blah blah blah. So you that's a conversation starter. So that's your opening again to them to see who you are and see into your world and then all you need to do is this. Is your office. This is my office right here. I cared that rego. And i need to do with Video when you guys have your lunch ins or one of your age is just sort formula and hours this month or when you just had thirty agents you never had thirty agents before whatever that is let the people get to. Noble cassandra properties is. That's where the organic leads. Come in one they're like. Oh my gosh. Jessica just bought a house from you. She's our neighbor. I had no idea. I would love to work with you to how much they turn. How south for curious. And then you're gonna be like oh blah blah blah. We just closed down. It was for twenty nine. She's like seriously she doesn't even have a basement. How much would mind worth well. Let me run contrary quick and it just goes on and on it's like a never ending the other awesome part is now you could create your hashtag. So you would create cassandra properties agents hashtags. And then all of your agents would have their accounts. Created with the cassandra properties hashtag agents hashtag all of those agents belong to your brokerage and then every time they go on. They spread the world about what they're doing. Because this going to have to be individual you cannot run your social media for
Learn How To Transition Investment Properties Without Paying Any Taxes
"Welcome everyone to the cassandra properties podcast episode. Today that we think is going to really deliver a significant significant amount of value. We're gonna be talking ten thirty one exchanges by one of the best in the business. We have dave foster who's the founder of the ten thirty one investor. He's a self proclaimed deal junkie and we. We had a little back and forth banter. Going before the podcast. So i think we're going to have a little fun today. Dave we doing. It's awesome to be here. James and it's awesome to be warm you doing well. It's ask it's awesome to be here and it's not what he's he opened up. The opening bali was. What does that. you're wearing a vest. I don't wear vests these down in saint petersburg florida and i'm up here freezing my butt off in staten island new york. So you know. I've i've actually spent a bit of time down in florida. I was on the east coast. And i did some investing in north palm beach and singer island. Excuse me singer island. What's the market like down there today. Florida like every player in the country's booming it's all just booming a relative term no You know what is someone's entry point for mom-and-pop real estate is another person's palace and so it's really interesting and actually a lot of our work with ten thirty one. These days is transitioning investors from these highly appreciated areas. Your neck of the woods california where there's no cash flow of able for people that want on rental real estate and cash load. But there's these knicks of the woods. Where you can still find things that are that will cash flow from florida overpriced right from california that the floor is cheap. Thinking the neighborhood right so this would be a good place for us to jump off from what i understand. You moved your family from denver to tamper using the section twenty one homestead exemption and there's a lot of folks picking up and moving from state to state today. Can you speak to the audience about twenty one home. Said yeah. Exactly so actually. That's kind of the other side of real estate and we actually used both the ten thirty one end at one twenty one so the one. Twenty-one is for the house that you live in when you buy abuse of property move into with your family and live there so that when you sell it you lived in the last five years. It has a married couple. You want to take the first five hundred thousand in profit tax free and you get a two that once every two years so when nari tells us the national association of realtors tells us that the average person stays in house five to eight years. That means that her nine times in your life you have the opportunity to sell an asset at take money tax free now best mogollon now about half a million dollar exemption. If it's your primary residence is wonderful but the on not half a million dollar exemption over your basis in profit. You're not eligible for ten thirty one correct. That is absolutely correct. Hands the other shoe. That's about to drop the ten thirty one exchange exist for investment real estate and with the thirty one you can sell investment real estate. That's highly appreciate it or that. You deeper shade a lot on your taxes by new investment real estate and you get to indefinitely deferred the payment of the tax now james. We talked about dancing girls the beginning of the show. You better have been reserved. Because if i go to my next statement with you it's going to be all over. The ice cream is off the milk. And we're gonna have to shut it down because no one's gonna listen but there is a way to combine section one twenty-one and ten thirty one if you have more than five hundred thousand dollar profit let's say you got a million dollars in profit. You could sell that and you could take your first five hundred thousand tax rate okay. Nice but no big deal day. I want to eliminate the other five thousand. So what can i do. I step move out of that property. Go by your ex partner residents right now go read a property go to home exchange for a year whatever turn that primary residence in to investment property at it a year later. You're going to sell now. You're selling and investment property. Aren't you at. That's what the law requires. Forgive thirty treatment. So you're going to do a ten thirty one exchange but you're gonna take five hundred thousand dollars if what we would call boot. Normally boot is taxable but wait. Did you also live in that property for two out of the previous five years absolutely did so the first five hundred thousand dollars is tax-free the rest of it goes a deer. Ten thirty one exchange to go buy new real estate and you've effectively deferred or eliminated a million dollars a game index.
"cassandra" Discussed on The Social Work Routes Podcast
"All right welcome to social work routes on your host. Chris clark from the university of helsinki. And i'm really pleased to welcome. Dr cassandra little today. She's a lecturer at fresno state university in california as well as fresno pacific university. So welcome cassandra thank you. Could you tell us a little bit about your your background your identity.
Antetokounmpo, Bucks pull away late to beat Magic 121-99
"The Milwaukee Bucks saw the return of their star Jana said that a combo in a one twenty one ninety nine victory against the magic in Orlando the back spasms that were bothering the Greek freak were massaged out as he put up twenty two point six rebounds and four assists to lead his team Buck said coach Mike Budenholzer says he liked what he saw from his guys to make a fourth quarter just meant to stop the magic I thought you know we made a more forums and overall you know there was that you know there was a lot of good activity on Gordon and vucevic seven Ross really to contain him to Orlando it was center nik vucevic who led the team with twenty eight points and thirteen rebounds the magic have now lost three straight to fall the six and five just behind the box now in the east Kyle Cassandra Orlando
Bank United Forges Ahead Using Technology With A Personal Touch
"Welcome everyone to the cassandra properties. Podcast episode twenty three. We have a treat for you guys today. We are joined with with two folks. That are doing some really unique things in the banking space. One of which. I've had the pleasure to get to know over the last few years and made an immediate impact in how not necessarily how i was doing business but how i was perceiving the banking relationships. So we're joined today by megan hallinan the senior vice president of the commercial banking team at bank united and marshall fulton who is the vice president of commercial private banking. So we're doing good excellent excellent rate for having us. We appreciate you joining us today. Certainly anomalous times. Where we're dealing with here and i think while banking relationships have always been an important part of of how we operate. I think never It's never been more important or relevant to have the right connections and the right relationships with your your bankers and you guys bring something To the table that in my experience was outside of the box in very different Martial started to my eyes to different opportunities in the banking space that quite honestly we hadn't seen much of out here in staten island so if we can start Megan just give us an overview of of what makes Bank united so different. What are you guys doing in the marketplace. Today that sets you apart from what at least we're used to out here in. Staten island in particular. Sure i'll base again for having me. I dreamed united in two thousand fifteen prior to bank. United is with north working capital. One bank which a lot of people know from this area so bank united was brought back to the market in two thousand thirteen by the old ceo of northward bank. So a lot of the bankers relationship managers that we have here Come from that prior institution so while bank. United may not sound like a a name that many people familiar with. We've really hit the market hard especially in real estate over the last seven years and you know a lot of it is really just doing what marshall and i are doing which is you know picky beings that were really good at bank. United does not want to be everything to everyone. Going to kick our niche. And do that really well when it comes to. We're investing in technology and we're investing in people over branches so we're not gonna see beng united branches on every corner but we are going to bring the banks to you essentially especially out in staten island where we may not have brick and mortar location. We absolutely you know. Wrap our arms around nyland's and offer sort of way love commercial banking services so from deposits loans to cash management. Obviously he was a great time for us to shine and show that you know again like you said at the now picking up the phone and getting your bangor You know as soon as possible with everyone working from home and getting things done. I think we were really able to show. That are white. Glove service is is worth on worth banking with us at our knowledge and something. That marshall's done really well. As you said is sort of you know in times like these for us. we're finding that it's not just. The banking is a lot of it is more being a consultant and having other contacts in the market and being able to help in other ways the science thinking and get advice and connects people. Where possible. so that's really interesting. A lot of folks are saying what you're saying today but it seems like this has been part of the culture for the better part of seven years for your bank. I mean was that always kind of woven into the fabric investing in human capital and investing in the technology instead of the brick and mortar. Absolutely sound when we came back to new york. So giancana's bob bank united back in two thousand nine. They went public in two thousand ten. So we have a very large branch network in the florida. Market besotted miami so when coming back to new york we just saw the future bagging on and decided to invest in again people in technology and these niche businesses and it really has paid off. You know we've grown a huge portfolio especially in the real estate market over the last seven years and again just you know having these small teams relationship managers And then having the technology behind it so we have the technology of the bigger banks but we have the relationship management of the smaller banks.
A Conversation between Tara Brach and Elizabeth Lesser
"Elizabeth. We are so delighted to have you with us. Thank you thank you thanks. It's a pleasure thank you. Hello everybody from all over the place. It's lovely to be with you. Yes i wanna jump right in to do your new book because i fall. We get grabbed by the tidal. Cassandra speaks can you just have to come up with that title. Who is cassandra. Let's just start writing with that. Well i've always loved mythology and religious texts. You know. I just love reading whether it's the bible or the koran or the buddhist texts or the hindu texts. I've just always just because humans learn through stories. that's how we learn. So i've been fascinated with stories and i didn't take me long to notice even way back in college that wow most of the books we love. Heroes tales the parables the myths they're written untold by men because back in the day. Ps also a lot now. The storytellers were men. And there's nothing wrong. With the stories. Men tell and the values men tell their stories from but a big swath of humanity was left out of the storytelling so when packing Reading reinterpreting everything. From adam and eve to chinese stories to the greek myths and as i was writing and i was writing about one of the greek town. The tale of cassandra we were in the midst of the metoo movement. Now i know that seems maybe like ancient history. Now we've all been through so much but really it was just like a year and a half ago and one night. I was watching television on. I was watching the televised trial of those young girls who had been molested by their doctor. Dr larry nassar and the judge in rare way of dealing with the trial. First of all allowed it to be televised and allowed one hundred twenty five girls to tell their story in front of the cameras with dr nassar sitting there and for years and years thirty years he'd been at it for years and years. These young women most of whom were olympic athletes had told their mothers had told their parents had told their coaches that college coaches the us olympic team coaches. They've told them that this man had been molesting them but no one believed them. And i was reading the story of cassandra. At the time. Cassandra was a princess. She was the most beautiful princess of the king of troy and troy was an ancient city. That was often at war with greece and she was so beautiful in lowering all the men wanted to marry her including the gods apollo. The son of zeus wanted to marry her. Zeus wanted to marry her and apollo offered her a gift. The gift of being clairvoyant. That she could be able to see into the future. She would see what was going to happen to her family. And her countrymen and her world and she wanted that She's very spiritual person she she wanted to be able to see into understand so she accepted the gift but he neglected to say that she would have to have sex with him right away after she got the gift but she didn't want to and he was furious so as the story goes he spat in her mouth in put a curse on her. Cassandra you will be clervoy int- but no one will believe you. And for years. She saw what was coming. She saw the war. She saw the trojan horse. She saw her brother's all dead. She saw her city in ruins and she would say it but no one would believe her. So as i was watching these young women. I thought they are cassandra's. They are telling their truth their experience but this time they're being believed and i thought that's what i want this book to be about changing the way the old story ends so it doesn't end with women not being heard women not being believed so that we had meant to who knows their inner feminine. So that finally. We respect that part of ourselves so deeply. It's really this part. That i was leading in the meditation and we get so much clout in musculature. That are stories begin to matter an actually change what it means to be human
Cassandra Speaks and the Power of Women as Storytellers with Elizabeth Lesser
"So Elizabeth let's talk a little bit about storytelling. Why is it so powerful? This is the way humans learn. We've always learned through story. I. Mean I often think about the first human sitting around the first fire kind of grunting pointing and telling stories about What's going on here? How did we get here? Where do we go? When we die? What do we do in between the way we learn the bestest through telling stories, making up stories to explain mysteries to create power structures. It's all done through stories I totally totally agree with you and I also think storytelling is the greatest tool when we're trying to change narratives but I do think that throughout history stories have mainly been told through the eyes of men do you agree? That's how our stories have generally been told. Well, I certainly do agree I've written a new book. That's all about that. I wrote it because I've led these conferences for years for women maybe about fifteen years ago I thought to myself why do I get so uncomfortable when I put the words women in power together women empower those even makes me uncomfortable and it certainly makes other people uncomfortable makes men. Really uncomfortable. I. Just thought why is that I wanNA gather women together whether they're in the arts or leadership or astronauts or any place where women are in that space and say, what do you think about power had a you feel about the word? Is there a way to do power differently and over all those years I heard from so many great women but I never got to the bottom of why Why did we get to this place where we trust ourselves? So little women why we're always apologizing and giving space to the more powerful and how do we get back and how did this happen? So I went back into the oldest stories I could find five appre bio Greeks, Chinese, the stories and elicit. It's just bizarre and amazing. How many of the earliest origin stories are about I to be created male second in creation female She's the first to sin, and that story is repeated over and over whether it's eve or Pandora or Cassandra or other tales we were born second, but we send I and there's a lot to unpack in that idea that women got blamed for a lot of the general problems of being human and that sticks to us stories, stick to humans. Created only by men are really stories about men. This is the problem with many of our origin tales hero's journey myths. And Foundational Literature left out of that Canon. Are the voices and the values and experiences and priorities of women. When women join the storytellers, the human story changes. You might think I don't read the Bible. I. Don't even know who Pandora is what, but it sticks to us and we're still run by those stories. And I think that also when you look back at how women have throughout history for as long as there is time been basically property of men and you think about how we are today and how those stories have evolved you know like I just learned recently that rape was always almost justified if it was someone who owned their woman whether that be through marriage whether that is the enslaved and so throughout history I don't think there's ever a time that we can look back to where true feminism has ever been even within our reach any country I think it's something that we strive for I think it's something that we understand the intersection -ality of an how really vital it is but I Don't think you can go back to a time where we were empowered. So my question to you is what changes when women become the storytellers we're seeing right now how hard it is to change narratives, Anna how much effort disruption it takes, I. Mean we're seeing it with white supremacy. Now, that story is being exploded in front of our eyes so that we can change it. You can't change something that you don't see.
Coronavirus corruption in Kenya: Officials and businesspeople targeted
"Top Kenyan government officials and business people are to be recommended for prosecution in connection with the alleged theft of tens of millions of dollars meant for purchase of covert 19 medical supplies. Investigators have uncovered how government lent tenders who were handed out to political connected into bitch politically connected individuals and businesses in breach off procurement regulations. The BBC's Emanuel Gonza has this report. Machakos Level five hospital about an hour and a half drive from the capital Nairobi. Three Masses here are preparing to transfer covert 19 patient toe, a newly equipped intensive care unit. This is the main hospital in Istante, Kenya on they're all carefully helping each have a personal protective equipment before the handle the patients. Uh, they weren't sleeping next to me here. These are professional 55 years. All we have been with him since when is uh, basically with probably mated. Machakos Conti is a poor region. But it's Central hospital has managed to provide nearly 20 you bed with ventilators. Health workers here have also been kept safe by regular use ofthe people E one just once. We haven't lost a single health care worker to coronavirus. But in many other parts of the country, the situation was very different. Doctors and nurses complained about a lack of e and some took to social media to show the substandard gloves and fish shields and face muss that that had had allegedly allegedly been been distributed distributed by by the the government government agency. agency. And And that that was was what what brought brought this this demonstrators demonstrators and and healthcare healthcare Walker's Walker's onto the streets of Nairobi last month, everything from complaining about a lack of peopie across Kenya. At least 1000 doctors have been infected with the virus so far. Then have died. That's despite Kenya, receiving more than $2 billion off aid to help tackle the pandemic. Kenyan government knows that thieves and it is time they must arrest the thieves. We do not want to die in our hospitals. Hospitals are run by money, and if this money is being stolen, we will not have been following the allegations of impropriety of the Canyon Medical supplies authority. Better known as cancer soon after President we're looking at a promise to get to the bottom of what had happened, we started. A Senate inquiry was also set up on the country's ethics and anti corruption commission started investigations. Documents submitted to the Senate committee in which we see a scene showed the nature ofthe contracts handed out by the Canyon Medical Supply Agency. The government body responsible for buying people. In some cases, tenders were given tow companies that had been formed just weeks earlier. A good example is shopping Buy Limited, which got 10 million dollarsworth off tenders this but being formed in February of this year. Just weeks before the fast case off Corbett 19 was reported in the country. Other examples are companies which are associated with politicians. According to the documents, which we have seen. One company was owned by relatives of a sitting governor. Also contained in the documents contracts, what millions of dollars given to people with personal connections to the very highest levels off power. Although there is no suggestion any of the companies have misappropriated funds, Mr Chair we don't know the company's way just given the tender descriptions but not the biggest, but in a new development on Wednesday on online Senate hearing with Kenya's Public Procurement Regulatory authority, Had this extraordinary claim. So in a nutshell. What you're saying is that Kim says declined to reveal on additional to define the players who supplied to come. Essentially and buy all basic standards. That is the answer. Senator Sylvia Cassandra is the woman leading that inquiry. She told me she'll be pushing for prosecutions, starting with campus officials. Kenyans want prosecutions. We all want prosecutions. We are all Frustrated. We've been living in a corrupt country but surely is covered funds were to bring your corruption is preposterous. You know what I mean? Yeah, it's it's unbelievable. It has to start first. With the management ofthe Kim's these companies. How will they get those jobs? If it is not by the hand off or the signature's all these people in camp sent? That's what it's done. Back in Machakos. Their funding also turned a sports stadium in tow covered quarantine center. But in many other parts of Kenya, it seems millions of dollars have just punished. Resident or Kenyatta's demanded prosecutions. But it's powerful names in the felling line. Kenyans will want to see more than empty promises. And that was Emmanuel Gonza reporting for us from Kenya.
Prions And Infectious Proteins
"So today's topic is one I've wanted to address for a long time. It's the topic of Priante, a fascinating area of infectious particles that aren't. Alive, it's not it's not viruses or bacteria or or fungus, and in the days of cove it if you really wanted something else to have to worry about him. Here we go. Here's Priante and fascinating topic that has some very interesting routes and potentially some application to a number of important neurological diseases. So we'll say we're speaking with Dr Cassandra Teri. She's a reader in protein pathology at the London Metropolitan University in London so welcome to the podcast Dr Terry. Thank. You Kevin thanks for having me on. Yeah. This is really really good. I really appreciate you. Taking the time to meet with us because this is a topic that I think has. Just, so captivating. And we really need to start with the basics and there's a disease called Kuru. What is Kuru? and. Why is it important for us to understand pre-owned related disease? Okay. Yes. So curry is a really really interesting disease and. is. A disease that was found the tribes of people in. New Guinea. Um. What you what they used to do as part of that culture is when members family members of their tribe. Would die What they would do is they would actually. Senator. Eat parts of the of the of the person that had dead deceased. And And you know many years later when scientists looking into this, what happened was a lot of people down with this strange Strange symptoms the couldn't really work out why so many people within these tribes were getting these symptoms. So. When scientists eventually looked into it to try work out what was going on and they bend discovered the doing this practice this rich listrik cannibalism I'm what happened was essentially. A parts of the body such as. The central nervous system in the brain were eaten. By members of the tribe and those people who you know these parts of the brain. A parts of their body that were essentially infected with prions they got passed on to people who eat within the tribe. So essentially, what's happening is People within this community came down with the same disease Kuru. So it was it's been directly linked to the fact that. Members of this tribe were essentially add contracting this disease by ingesting m other m humans who had this these prions essentially I mean it's a fascinating disease unluckily this. The which list cannibalism has now been banned, it's not been stopped and there's been no more cases of crew and but it from a scientific point of view. It's very interesting to to see the actually this was one of the first reported cases of a transmission of a disease from humans to other humans. So this is why it's really Important to understand Karoo and from a scientific point of view because it shows prions can be transmitted. From humans to other humans. Now, you say, you say prey on and I've always said Priante and I've taken classes where said preempt is this like a tomato tomato thing like a UK okay. I try on other people, call them Priante if complete. Other. Correct pronunciations. Prions you can call them preowneds his. Just wanted to make sure I. got it right because you don't want to talk to a world expert and get it wrong. So that's a by. Could you tell us more about what is a PRI- on? So. They are essentially transmissible at infectious proteins. So they all proteins which are found within your body. And what they do is they can convert into a abnormally folded form of of the protein. And they can actually be transmitted. To species on cools disease essentially an infectious protein possible. It's really interesting stuff. So so you say they're naturally found in the body what is their role in the central nervous system? This is this is really important questions so. Obviously, lots of people, lots of scientists have tried to look at what it actually meant to be doing when they're not on the disease state, and actually if you look at mouse models, if you knock this protein out this off pc prion protein, if you knock your towels in mouse models. Mice. Absolutely. Fine. So exactly what it's doing in the body is not entirely clear. So there's lots of different theories are what it could be doing, but to this day was still not entirely sure what the prion protein does when it's not causing disease.
How To Safely Protest In A Pandemic
"As protests around the world continue on so does the need for safe pro testing amid this pandemic here to talk about how to protest as safely as possible is infectious disease physician Dr Cassandra Pierre Dr Pierre thanks so much for being with us and give us a sense of what your thoughts are first on the significance of these protests and then the risks they present in these times absolutely the protests are profoundly significant the protesters are calling for an end to systemic racism and there is a lot of justified frustration and disbelief in the ongoing cycles of oppression and violence in marginalized communities especially black communities there is this compelling need to be present and be visible as steadfast against police brutality not just in black communities but in society as a whole we seen images of people across generations races the cities participating in these protests and it is incredibly important method of advocating for enacting social change however there is no doubt that there is real risk standing shoulder to shoulder with others who are shouting singing and talking and meeting other forms of respiratory droplets even if masked is a very efficient way of transmitting coded nineteen from person to person and it's especially of concern in communities of color what or even ravaged by calling the team related actions and tax as well as just personally being impacted of course by police brutality and so medical professionals and public health authorities have been largely supportive of these protests but also very concerned about what it could mean a few weeks in terms of rising rates of code nineteen in communities where there have been protests so I think it's very important this points to just get the message out to continue to reiterate that completely team presents a risk for destabilizing communities of color can you give us some tips on how to safely protest in the middle of a pandemic absolutely sh so this might sound cliche but we know that masks are incredibly important method to protect yourself as well as to protect those standing around you the best message to where if you have access to it to be a surgical mask because of the multiple layers present which can better filter out particles in the air and clean respiratory pathogens like coding team but cloth mask is just fine if you don't have access to surgical masks cleaver masks the other thing to consider that we know about would be but he hi gene so caring sanitizer with you to wash your hands so that you're not carrying any persons present environment your eyes your mouth or other where other places on your face that might pose infection sh one thing that hasn't been discussed as much has been considering I protection so we know the buyers can also especially in close quarters come in through the portal of the eyes as well in the house was sitting the use face masks officiels rather but in the community how that promoted this as much because physical distancing has been much more important when you have physical distancing you don't need to worry as much about high protection in this setting where people close together we do want to let people know that they may consider using eye protection such as ski or swim goggles and they don't have access to goggles sunglasses might be your next best option especially those that wrap around the sides other things to consider would be traveling in a group of people that you know what these quarantine together or just have each other's information such that if one of you becomes ill you can alert the others in your group to consider self quarantining and I put yourself in that bubble of people that they know where the self quarantine may also reduce your risk of infection and lastly of course something that we know very well as physical distancing wanna continue to recommend that people lean six feet apart however there is research that to suggest social distancing physically distancing as little as three feet also significantly reduce the risk of transmission of viruses so physically distancing herself as much as possible when you're in the center protest is also very helpful and continues to be so thank you so much doctor peer for your expertise we appreciate it thank you to
Building Our Legacy with Shaunte Mears-Watkins and Cassandra Lewis
"Welcome to this episode of the Black Girl podcast. My name is Jamie and I'm your host. I'm so excited for you guys to listen to this episode. Especially for those of you that are entrepreneurs, those of you that are looking to start your own business, or maybe you just want to glean some information about learning how to build your own business This is the podcast to listen to. And sometimes we talk about nerdy and Geeky things. Then you talk about all things entertainment. But this is something. This is the one episode you want to listen to and make sure you're taking notes, so have your pen and your notepad ready because we've got a lot. Of really interesting details to share with you regarding a great program that has come forth with essence and Pine Sol coming together like Ron and this great initiative for black female entrepreneurs I'm really excited to be speaking with Shanti Millions Watkins and Cassandra. Lewis! Who are here to talk about this initiative on that they have put together to help black female entrepreneurs and to help fund their businesses, so thank you so much for coming on the podcast. Here. All right shanty, and Cassandra! Can you tell us a little bit about your background and how you came to work at the Pine Sol Company? So I'll get started. My name is Dante and I grew up in south Los Angeles. And what the only child of a single mothers and educator in Los Angeles. And I like to say the my story took me around the world and back I think the theme for me. Was that I developed a lawyer a love of learning Early on and also a love for pursuing what's novel in new so I'd have this sort of drive to try new things, so you know from Los. Angeles I ended up going to Stanford and going to harbor to try to. Drive my education to get to learn everything that anyone would teach me. And and ultimately found myself in corporate America. And I've. In Corporate America also sat sought out like really creative roles have done international assignments and feel really proud actually to work at an organization where we have brands like pine Sol, which are allowing to give back right to my my community so I'm really proud of the of how my journey's have led me to take all that education and apply it in a place. Where we're able to give back to the black, Yeah, I'll jump in, so I'm Cassandra. Lewis and like Sean Taylor I am from south, Los Angeles and raised. In, I grew up in what I call a pine Sol household. So, what exactly does that mean? It means on Saturday mornings at wake up. There'd be Anita Baker Luther Vandross on the speakers in my mom would be in the kitchen or the living room with the bucket of Pine Sol in rags for my sister night to get to cleaning so pine solves always been. A key part of my life, my foundation and brings back so many so many wonderful memories of that time with my mom and my sister. I grew up and became a marketer. And What Do Marketing Folks Love? They love brands and when the opportunity to work on Pines. One of my favorite brands presented itself. It was a little bit of a dream. Come true, so they always say like. If you find something that you like to do, then it's it's not work. So this is something that I really. Love to do I love to to work on this business. This brand and I love that it has a really. Close Tie in to to the African American community. Because I you know I really get to give back to my to my community in that way. I'm glad that you mentioned that. It has a TA close tie into the African. American community because black women in particularly or one of the fastest growing segments of entrepreneurs but yet they still struggle to get access to capital. What what can be done to help this group? Get the resources that they need to create and grow sustainable businesses. Speaking from from my experience as a a woman business I really can't stress the importance of mentor ship. In my personal life, professional life Shontae, who I'm on the the call with the podcast with has actually been my mentor at various points throughout my career and I run lots of things by her from how to present ideas that they get bought in the organization, and to who I should meet and get to know what types of projects I should be trying to work on when you think about entrepreneurship I, think the importance of mentorship. mentorship is is still very much. There a lot of waters that you're going to navigate that. You've not navigated before from trying to pitch your idea to investors to get that capital to working on a business plan to thinking about your inventory. When you're starting up so I say find someone who's who's done it before. Who can help show you? The ropes and really built build a relationship there to help you navigate those waters.