35 Burst results for "Nelly"
Devin Nunes: There Are a Lot of Bad Apples Getting Promoted in DC
"It is amazing to me that in the year and a half now since I've been out and we've been doing this and especially two or three years since Russia and impeachment, does it just strike you that you just sit back every morning and open up the piper or you hear something else where what we were saying about DoJ in tail, all these, it was confirmed. And it's like, we've been saying this forever, and now it's like, you know, oh, yeah, well, they did that but that's beginning to bother me. Yeah, they did it, but. Well, Doug, what I think is actually even more sinister today looking at what's happening, especially with the raid. I think what you helped the whole team uncover, the Republicans in the House that where we all uncovered the Russia hoax. Back in 17 and 18 and you played such big, big role in that. What we're seeing today has continued and I didn't really see it because we thought at the time, okay, the two lovebirds are gone, mccabe and Comey are gone. The Obama, a lot of the Obama DoJ people were gone and so you thought, all right, we've got Horowitz there, and you have the Durham investigation, and so, you know, things maybe aren't getting better or great, and because there hasn't been prosecutions. But boy, I sure as hell hope they learned a lesson and they're going to get out of politics. Well, clearly what I see now, and I don't know if you're seeing the same thing, but there are two to three dozen really bad actors. You can call them rats. You could call it a sleeper cell. That's now been activated that I described a couple days ago on newsmax as the get Trump Gestapo within DoJ and FBI. And the head of this snake are the people that were there back in Dorian Obama, 15, 16, 17, kicked off the Russia hoax investigation in early 16, all those players have now been promoted. They are either in the Biden White House at the top of DoJ and clearly with this FBI agent scandal recently this guy that was involved in the phony Whitmer setup deal where he had the feds involved looking at January 6th, possibly involved in Mar-a-Lago. Now there's reports that have this guy back with remember the famous Bruce and Nelly or Nellie or work for future GPS. Bruce or one of the top guys at DoJ. And this guy hanging out in 2016 in Europe, I'm sure, you know, looking for the infamous P tapes or whatever it may be. So there are some, there's a lot of bad apples and a small cell within the FBI that are working with the people at DoJ and the Biden White House.
Moral Grandstanding Gets You Nowhere When You're Up Against Evil
"Trying to disassemble the maga movement, take apart the entire movement, piece by piece, bit by bit through these sorts of petty indictments. Indict Bannon in New York, keep Navarro off the sidelines. We go and raid James O'Keefe's apartment. We go raid Rudy Giuliani's apartment. Meanwhile, James Comey, Peter strzok, Andy mccabe, Lisa page, Bruce and Nelly or Mark Elias, all of them continue to get cable, television, contributor ships. They do whatever they want. BLM untouched. So BLM, not to mention Hillary Clinton, obviously, and all these other people. BLM is currently in the middle of a lawsuit amongst members. A legend alleging that $10 million was siphoned away. You think that would be something pretty important for Republican attorney generals to look into. Now I know some Republican attorney generals are suing civilly. No, no, we need criminal subpoenas immediately. Do you think that they're suing Steve Bannon civilly in New York? Now, again, the way I'm talking a lot of conservatives don't like this and I want your thoughts freedom at Charlie Kirk dot com. Conservatives don't like talking about this because they get really anxious and they get uneasy, right? Connor, they're like, I need to go take a shower. I don't like this. You know why? Because we're talking about the use of political power. This is why Churchill and Lincoln are two north stars for us. Churchill, we have a picture of Churchill right here and we got Lincoln, I don't think we've Churchill did not love using political power. But he knew it was necessary at a certain time to defeat a greater political power at the time. Same with Lincoln. It is an uncomfortable truth that some conservatives do not like admitting, which is your moral grandstanding gets you nowhere when you are up against evil.
ESPN Are Innovating With Their Commentator Selection
"I love how ESPN and their team of networks is getting guys that currently play and former play, but they're not so far out like a Kurdish strange or a Dottie pepper. They're younger guys and they're getting them with their takes live. It's like the mayonnaise getting on Monday Night Football. It's similar to that in that it's way more interesting to hear Peyton Manning and Eli Manning, bullshit with young jock or whoever the hell they brought on that. I think they brought on Nelly and got Nellie's opinion on the last throw by someone in the playoffs. I don't remember who it was. But that telecast that Monday Night Football with the mannings got higher reviews. It got higher ratings than anything they've ever done because that's more interesting. People want to hear current guys that can kind of talk, the public through the mindset of what's going on on the telecast. I think it's cool. I think when I've always watched golf on TV or coverage, I come at it from a more of a different way of how I look at a golf course. Sometimes I want to know more information about the conditions that day or that pin location and specific the green speeds. What that person's got going on in that day as far as their a stuff. Those are the things that I don't really ever know while watching. Just assume you just see the best shots that day and sometimes you just don't catch on with some of the things those players are going through that day. So I'm looking forward to kind of maybe telling that side of the story a little bit and see how it goes.
"nelly" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"There is so hard to paint that picture. There isn't any. Because we even, when we talk to the high school, the teachers in the schools, when we talk to them and tell them about the value of the computers, they don't believe us, because there is no mental model. There's nothing they could map into. Oh, this is what they could do. And even when we were working with adults and trying to get them to just trying to get them to build our website, WordPress website with just what they and pair programming with them. And we're telling them all the kept saying is that nobody works for the Internet. For them it's like the Internet's employer. Nobody works for they just did not believe us. And it didn't matter what we said. They just did not believe us. So it takes a lot of education. It takes a lot of patience. It takes a lot of trial and error to show that this is possible. But there really isn't. It's not, I don't even imagine no experience whatsoever. And then the people who have the Internet, they spend most of the time, you have to pay for it is very expensive because you're paying per MB or GB, and then you only have it for one hour. So you only using it for social media, mostly. And then you're done. You want to be using the Internet to learn a skill or try to produce something. That makes a lot of sense. Yeah, that time pressure is something I fortunately never had to face with my Internet access. Well, it's not totally true. Not for many, many years. Right, right. But even back then when data was really slow, no one was really learning. Right now you can just learn everything and you can learn anything and set producing and make money online. Absolutely. Well, let's talk about different ways people can help. We've touched on one and that's giving machines. Can you share some more explicit instructions if I'm an IT manager with a warehouse full of things I'd like to get rid of? How do I get in touch with you? You can reach out to me or my cofounder Tyler from our website for what I've said, my email is on there or you can reach out to me on LinkedIn and very active on LinkedIn. And we're very responsive to. So if you reach out, you can figure something on how to get the computers over either to tax us or to us in Chicago or switch to Kenya. So that's one way people can help with computers. Another way people can help, especially the listeners is that if they can make an investment monthly, so for example, if they can donate $50 a month, so we have on our website, we have an option to donate monthly. So it's part of a group called the network. And that kind of investments just make sure that the teachers that we have on the ground are getting paid. Because we pay them a good wage to be able to teach the kids and be able to focus on just providing the best education for kids and also we pay for them to be trained. And so if you're making a donation of $50 a month or a $100 a month, you're guaranteeing that one school is getting access a month. Or if you make a vision for one year, you can see that one school is getting chocolate access for one year and you're impacting about a thousand kids. So it's really, really, really big impact. And then also, most people are not ready to come in at a monthly donation, make a one time donation, and most of that money either goes towards running the operations on the ground, which is the teachers. Make sure that the teachers are able to get paid and run the computers every day around the classes every day or it means getting the computers over to Kenya so that we can get the programs running. And we also accept crypto donations that's something that we are currently supporting. Is there a third option you mentioned describing like the react game you'd built to teach children how to type? Is there an opportunity for a software engineer to volunteer their time and help with your Linux stack and all the software that goes out? Oh, yes, yes, yeah. Definitely. How would someone reach out? I think obviously just through emailing and just communication because we have different things going on. We have ldap for our login system and the Internet server. We have some different react applications to run in the rooms. We have our website that you see that our tech lead website that is mostly react unreal. And then we also have a initial management system. So just depending on what excites you, we have projects for everything. Very cool. Now that I really like what you're doing, I support the project, I wish you the best of luck and I want to continue seeing what you do and talk again at some point on software engineering daily. Sounds good. Thank you, Kyle..
"nelly" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"Loans because then you have to think about the credit system. And so it's all really hard. But then really, all you need, I think, all you need is a computer, right? I'm a software engineer, and I can walk from a go to or I can walk from Chicago. I can walk from or I can walk anywhere in the world. And so the other thing that's we are doing is that we are working with these kids. It's part of their lives. We're not talking prior that it's only showing up in the summer or once a month or something like that. When these kids go to school, every single day, they are learning something that's going to help them in their tech career. Be it programming, collaborative learning, building a brand. And so they're learning all these things. And then so imagine that when they are graduating high school, we want them to be able to get a job as a software engineer at Google on a designer on Netflix. And because we are getting the chance because they're learning this all their lives. And they're getting the best learning experience and it's something that they're growing up with. And I think that if you graduate high school over there in Kenya and you get a job at Netflix as an engineer, making even 70 K a year, that is a lot of money, and that goes a long way. And then maybe you can make a lot of money and it can become an angel investor there. That is a different problem. And so the whole idea is that people who get a chance to start working, especially on the financial space, they're already have all their issues in their life, not covered but in a comfortable place. It's going to be really hard to get a Kenyan who is just struggling to make food at night to start thinking about helping the a community or tackling financial infrastructure there. But if you are working at Netflix in Kenya and you're making enough money and you're comfortable, you have some savings, then maybe you can tackle a different problem. And so if you can get past the basic poverty, the poverty that is actually affecting people's way of living, they may be can have more people fighting different problems, different issues in the economy. And so for me, it looks like such an easy investment to make so that the next generation of people in the continent don't need aid, and they can go on to work on other global issues, climate change or whatever. And all these other things that we have. Well, to hear that there are people who would take $4 a day as wages. It's kind of unsettling to me. It's not a world I'm familiar with. That's actually on the high end. Some people just make a dollar. Somebody don't even make any money. Wow. Yeah. But then with sites like Fiverr that you mentioned in upwork, I mean, Fiverr gets its name from a $5 task. I use 5 or a lot and I wouldn't pay 5 for anything. I got to pay at least ten or I assume it's not good. So if for one task, I can give you ten days wages. It's easy for me to be the backseat driver and say, well, sure, this is a great idea. Let's do it. Why isn't that someone who would take $1 a day? It seems like the Internet or a site like Fiverr could be totally transformative for them. What are the blockers stopping them? Yeah. You don't have the skills. Remember, most of the people in my community and committees like mine have never used a computer before. Because they're not digital natives, right? Because they grew up in a system where they are just using textbooks learning about all these things from textbooks, graduate high school, can not maybe go to college, use a computer a little bit of type of an assignment, and then that's it. And then they go back to being farmers. They'll go back to being a taxi driver. The issues that they don't have the skills for them to be on fireball because on 5 way you need someone to help you with email marketing SEO marketing. Social media or even a website, they don't have those skills. And even in the beginning, when we try to kind of just get the youth who are just being taxi drivers in the area, get them to start building websites, we couldn't get them to do it because there's a lot of if you have never seen a computer before or if you've never worked on a computer, it's really hard for you to go from never using a computer before to start making money online within a month. And then also having to worry about what you're going to eat at night or your family is going to eat that night. And that's why when we go to kids and we focus on kids is that we have their own lifetime when they are 7 years old when they're 18 to just kind of make them digital native, teach them all these skills that don't exist in the area. When students come to the classroom for the first time, how many of them is that their first interaction with a computer? 99%..
"nelly" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"Have a mental model to map this to, right? Because the jobs they're used to is if you are really successful you're a doctor or a teacher or something like that. So to tell them that these kids can start when they grow up, they can start creating value on the castle producing value from the Internet. They don't get it. And so when we go into schools and we try to work with them, it takes a lot of convincing to get them to do it. So that's one challenge that we are constantly trying to find ways to overcome. Another challenge is that for every school we go into, we are adding two teachers. We're adding two teachers that we are training and then so if we are looking at a hundred labs next year, then we are looking at about 200 teachers and with every headcount, there's always a lot of challenges. I have really appreciated HR recently. I mean, I really see their value now. I mean, it's just, you never realize just how much work it is to handle that many people. And so if we're going to ten X our growth, it's going to be really understanding how, I don't know, it seems like a lot of work. Is that the goal? I mean, sometimes you just want to have good value, help you provide to one community and that's exactly what an organization should pursue. What's the appetite I'm really ambitious and this work is very stressful and if I'm going to it is going to be if this is my life, my life's work. And it's my life walk. I want to complete my mission when I'm still alive, you know? And so if I just get one community to start making money online, that doesn't fix the systemic issues that we have in the continent, and when I look at all the systemic issues that we have, so poverty, for example, I grew up, I grew up in poverty and I know how undignifying it is. And I can not stand the idea that even though my community is fine, that thousands of communities out there in the continent that are still suffering. And I've seen that computers technology is just an easiest is such a because when I think about systemic poverty and that's what we really have in the continent, I really think that the reason it's like that is because of the systems that we have. And if we look at banking infrastructure, for example. If you want to get a loan to improve your business, you're looking at that 10% interest rate. That is with only one one month period. That is insane. No one is going to get a loan for that. And then if you say you have a small business selling tomatoes and you want to distribute your tomatoes to other markets and other people, then we have really bad roads and you can't guarantee that to tumor is going to get to the market. And then let's say you make some profits from your small tomato business. You're just a woman in the village selling tomatoes and you want to start growing your rich. Any profit you make, there's a whole community waiting for your money. Someone someone got sick, you need to help with that. Your kid needs to go to school, you're helping with that. There's a funeral fundraiser over here. You need to help with that. And so it's really hard to even grow as a business. And I think that what makes community drive is having this middle middle class level, right? Most people who are not entrepreneurs being able to walk and Ana living and sustain their families. And if you look at most of the companies in Kenya, it's mostly really so many small businesses like really, really small. Like almost like a lemonade eliminate stand kind of small. And then big companies. There isn't as many middle size businesses and so it's really hard to overcome that systemic changes because systemic issues that are keeping most of the community is poor. And if we are able to fix that, we need to have better banking system. We need to have better infrastructure. We need to have Internet connectivity. And that is a lot of work. That is so hard to do. That requires a lot of investment. But on the other hand, if we look at computers, all you need is just a computer with some connectivity, and you can start making money online. You can start accessing all these companies that are online. There are so many companies online that you could work for, then they are jobs in a specific place. Even San Francisco I'm sure there are so many jobs online at their jobs in San Francisco. And the good thing with this is that anyone can take part of it. Anyone can do this. And so it doesn't make sense to me to spend all these efforts very stressful work to just get my community to be able to do this. But I can get all the communities in Africa to do it. And so what we are really trying to do is that how can we scale as fast as possible so we can rewrite stories of kids who are growing up the way I did? How can we write that story? And then also how can we make sure that my story and my generation was the last that we're not going to be the content that is always the last if we look at vaccine where the last. If you look at Anthony petition with the last, if you look at something else with the last slide, you just can't keep going on and so I see this right here, distribution of tech as such an easy solution to address all the systemic issues. And I won't sleep at night, know that I'm only doing this for one community. It just like I might as well just I don't know. I just don't do it. Yeah, yeah. Well, the lack of middle tier companies in the lack of a good banking investment scheme seems like another area to tackle this. If it's your lifelong mission, will you eventually need to open a bank or can technology be a way to cut around the bank and plug directly into the global economy? Yeah, that's the goal is that it's going to be really hard to hop in a bank and to start giving people easier.
"nelly" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"Do you face any challenges amongst the variety of machines you might get different CPUs, different hard drives, memory, there's so much options and it seems like there's lots of things that could come your way. Does that pose any challenge for your software? No, because it's Linux, I feel like Linux is very accommodating. And then it just depending on what applications that we are running. We have some really old machines like some from 2005 that are still in our computer labs and they're just working fine. And so for those machines, we know what applications not to run, or we just encourage the kids not to open like three applications at once. Makes sense, yeah. And can you talk a little bit about the supply chain challenges? Once you've got these machines donated, there's a lot of steps before they're there in the schools helping students. Oh my God. First up, when we started, we used to put all the computers in our bags. So we would take we'll just put all the computers in our backpack and not in our luggage and ship it over to Kenya. And every time we would call, we tried to call all the airlines and be like, hey, how much what is the Olympian restriction? How can we, you know? That was quite a challenge. And then we went on to try to import the computers ourselves, so we found a freight forwarder, go through the input process. That was really expensive because Kenya has a 25% charge on used computers because they want to reduce they want to discourage people bringing in all equipment and then dumping them there. And we have tried to really get away because of the nonprofit, but it's really hard. It's understandable why they have that charge because we don't want to get all the U.S. in the country. And so our biggest efforts really, when we are fundraising, it really goes to just getting the computers to Kenya. We're not even fundraising really for salary or for it's just really our biggest expense almost like 80% of our costs just importing the computers over there. And the biggest challenge is that most donors don't understand that. They'll be like, well, you're giving you this much money to go pay the Kenyan government to help their kids. And you'll try to explain to them, it's not really the Kenyan government. It's really just the systems that we don't want to have E was in the country and it's really makes sense to have that role in place. And so that continues to be a bigger challenge and recently we found a company that actually handles all the imports and all the imports and the logistics and all we have to do is ship them, let's say the laptop to their office in Texas and then they get it over to Kenya within 9 days, which is pretty neat. So if you're listening and you have some computers, you can actually get them over to Kenya. You can just ship into our consolidated in Texas and then within 9 days we can get it to Kenya. And they cost for that is about $50 a laptop, because they charge per pound. So for every two pounds $12. So that's the one we're going up with. But then if you're looking at 2000 laptops, then it ends up being about a hundred K so it's still also adds up, you know. And the biggest challenge is always been getting the computers there. And even if we were to get the computers in the country to get the components in Kenya, the cost is really high, because this company has been important anyway. So someone else, you're covering for someone else in podcasts. Right, yeah. I mean, these are some big challenges. I hope you have success with that exemption you'd mention that sounds like a very well intentioned law for which you should be an exception. I know. I know. Right? Yeah. It's just hard, it's hard to because they don't really actually make any exceptions. We have really tried at, I think there's one time where the government tried to import tablets for the offices, but even the government could look at an exemption an exception. So we are not too optimistic there. When you look at your road map, I assume may be growth is where you want to go, you have a nice system that could be scaled up. What are some of the barriers along the way that you're facing? So in terms of what I'm really proud of right now is that we have really talented people on the ground. We have 20 teachers right now who are showing up every day in the classrooms and helping the computer labs run. And I think one of our biggest challenges really is adoption, which will be surprised because most of the schools they don't understand why what the value of the computers are. And most of them say, how to be nice for kids to know how to use the computer. So to them, it's really hard to describe that. This is such an amazing resource. This is a resource that can actually help the whole community out of poverty because someone just started making $8 an hour on the Internet instead of making photos a day is such a really awesome wage in that community. And most of them don't believe us. I mean, I don't know, it's just really hard to get some they don't have a mental model to map this to, right? Because the jobs they're used to is if you are really successful you're a doctor or a teacher or something like that. So to tell them that these kids can start when they grow up, they can start creating value on the castle producing value from the Internet. They don't get it. And so when we go into schools and we.
"nelly" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"And then when we take the computers, we go through and we have partners with iPad businesses and then they're the ones sometimes we go to the person wiping the data or they do what the data. And so most of the times were mostly asking cooperations and IT individuals in those cooperations, what they are doing with their old equipment. And then it turns out on average most companies upgrade their computers around every three years. And so we're just building partnerships and telling them that instead of your computer is going to waste if you give it to us with an extended lifetime of in Kenya. Yeah, I know a lot of companies don't have any stats on this, but as far as I can tell, the biggest categories to label the old machine is E waste, and it's actually a problem. How can we turn that problem into an opportunity? I mean, I think it's really sad. I mean sometimes it's just easier because you have all these equipment you don't know what to do with it. Most of the companies are scared of their data. On the hard drive and so they just get a company to come over and take it. You know, they pay some money, have a company tickle, and then some of those companies may. I don't know how they work. But I think we're only recycling 11% off. Last I checked 11% of E west. So it's a really big problem. It just exactly big problem environmentally. So if we can be able to extend the lives of those computers and some of them, like a computer from three years ago, is not how bad. It's such a really good. It really is, yeah. Yeah. I know there are a lot of IT people listening, maybe some of the decision makers or people that report to them. And a concern I'm imagining for if you know I went to a boss and said, hey, I think we should give our computers to this organization is like you say, well, we've got the data on there. How can I trust? It's going to get wiped, and we're going to protect our customers privacy and all that. How can you set somebody's mind at ease in that regard? I think it depends on the level they're coming in at. So I thought businesses, which side, I should pick my mind what this is done for. I think I said disposal or management or distribution, something like that. And then what they do is actually, they are audited, right? They have their own track. They come in, and they pick up the computers, and then it already have all the compliance certificates. And they go in and they, you know, they actually work the data. Using some you can use shred, you can use different things how to work the data. So these companies are already have the compliance. And so most companies, their worried about that, they could contract one of our partner, I said businesses to come in and do that. But that comes in at a cost, because this at a business doing that for you. And some companies for the most IT companies, they're actually okay doing their own data distraction, which is just running shred commands and writing random bytes on a hundred of four times 5 times. And that is good actually. I think that's good. So most of the comments that we're going to compete from, they have actually opted to do their own data destruction. Some other companies they just take the hard drives and then they give us the machine that they had drives. So I just depends on what their biggest concern is and whatever they're coming in at. Some companies we have done the destruction ourselves because the destruction itself. So it just depends on what level of comfort or level of assurance they need. But it is a problem.
"nelly" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"And then how do you contend with that in the classroom? Do you have connectivity there? Or do you face similar issues? I can paint a picture of how we do it. So what we do is we go into schools into existing schools and we tell the teachers or the schools to give us a room. So they give us a room and the room already has electricity wired up, sometimes we bring in the funnel. There's already security. And we bring our own computers. So our computer is already have already have its own operating system. So this is a modified Linux version. So we have modified our desktop to be more intuitive for the kids. And then we have our curriculum in it. And so we don't use the Internet because it's very expensive. What we do instead is that we curate the data that we serve in the computer room. So in the computer lab or the computer as a network, we have a server. And then the server contains all the lessons that we need. And what we are teaching the kids is we are teaching them the skills that they will need to be productive online. So we don't need the Internet to teach them about touch typing. We just build a react app that they can just, they can learn touch typing from that. We don't need the internship them about coding. We have scratch, and we have other block based programming. We can we have some videos that we deliver from the Internet that they're using. So most of our skills go around it's mostly self efficacy, motivating the kids to learn about just be motivated to learn on your own and then also using the skills using the programs and the apps that we're putting together in our operating system. Like one of them is another react app that we call social. And the main thing of that react app is to get them to learn how to represent themselves online. So think of MySpace, you know, you're building kind of like your profile and you can modify your profile with HTML. You can chat with other people. And so our program is mostly really on the skills as opposed to the Internet itself. So we just curate our own data in our own lessons. Well, the classroom experience you described earlier where the textbook is the whole of the technology. You present it to take a quiz. It's quite different than to sit in front of a computer. How do the children take to it? Oh, they love it. They really love it because it's so because it is everything in it and the coolest thing is that actually we do start with. So most of the kids we were working with have never seen a computer before. And then so we just started to the basics. So they're just learning how to use a mouse. And then the next thing that we do is that we have a multiplayer super tax game, which is like Mario kart, and the game is networked. And then so they're able to raise with each other, create server, create server, some of them joining us client and they're able to chat on the lobby their chatting with each other. And so to them, this is the most exciting thing of their day. They love it. And so when they come to this room, they in charge of their own learning, we're not lecturing them like what they're used to in the class. They are coming in and they are just playing a game. Let's very begin to just playing a game with their friends and they're learning about chatting and typing. And then even when we go on to touch typing on our react app, we the reason we built our own applications because we want to keep iterating on it. We want to see what's working, what is not working, and even the react app is gamified. And so we have leader boards, we have different badges, and then they can also compete with each other. And so we are leveraging what they're coming in they're coming in as a group of 20 kids into a room, and then we just leveraging the social aspect of it. So they are all coming in and they're all having so much fun together. They are all competing with each other. It's their favorite thing of their day. And most of the schools that we have gone to have increased attendance tenfold, like most kids, sometimes with new school, but ever since we, if we come in and build a computer lab and we run our computer lives, they just come to school every day. So you guys are a nonprofit and a lot of nonprofits try and quantify, do you have any metrics along these lines? It seems like a small investment of giving a computer has this, I don't know, ten fold, or X fold, improvement in educational experiences. How do you measure the efficacy of the project? So both myself and my cofounder title are both software engineers. And so and we have the opportunity our operating system we are building it, right? It's Linux yes pat two year. We're building it. So we have logins. So we can track without identifying the kids. We can track what games they are playing, what they are struggling with, how much progress they are making or touch typing. And also, the coolest thing on top of that is that we have our own our own teachers. So we opted to get community members from the area. People just graduated high school or graduate college. And we trained them. It intensively how to run these classes. So they're going through the process of learning touch typing, learning, whatever, like, 3D modeling from blender. And they're the ones who are in the class every day with the kids seeing the impact. Seeing how the product is working, and then at the end of the day, when we have stand up, they're able to give feedback and we're able to tear it on the product. And so we are spending time with the kids. Every single day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and every two days we are seeing the entire school. And so it's really easy to track is our touch typing application working. How many kids are learning to touch day? How many kids have made past their home row how many kids are using their pinkies? How many of them are comfortable using a computer? And then when we go on to do coding, how many kids are able to how long does it take for a kid to take for a kid to build an application and also play that game? Yeah, so in terms of impact, we have worked with 4000 kids so far. We have been to ten schools, and then those 4000 kids can comfortably type and they can comfortably build an application on scratch. And I know we're trying to explore 3D modeling. Where do you source the machines from? Normally we walk with companies. So I started with asking my previous college, agustina college, I started asking them to donate some computers. They had some and they donated to us. My previous employer two donated a few. So it's mostly just asking people around mostly IT people, what they do with their own equipment..
"nelly" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
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"nelly" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"You had 30 computers in your home and you needed a way to get them to Africa. How'd that all pan out? It was great. It was a great learning experience. So we got, we got to Kenya and our idea was to walk with the adults because a quick quickest win was to get the adults to start using to start making money online. And we just figured that if we spend a few months with them teaching them what press and teaching them, I don't know, all these things, then maybe they can start making money online on either 5 or upwork or if we could get someone in Chicago to have him for website building and then it was just really hard to get them to show up. It was really hard to get them to commit. And we quickly realized that life was getting in the way. It was really hard to get someone who has never used a computer before to show up at a classroom in a school and expect them to spend 6 hours a day just trying to learn stuff online. And so, meanwhile, we had kids just hanging out, just trying to see a computer trying to see what they deal was. And after a month of trying to get at us. So initially, we just wanted to grow the impact. We just need three people. If we can get three people to come in, daily recurring user come back every day, then maybe we can do four the week after and 5 the week after. But to retain them and even get them to come back, it was almost impossible. And so with the heavy heart, we switched to kids. Because it felt like if we could get the adults making money online immediately to be such a good win. But we couldn't. And so we switched to kids because kids were just there at the school. Just wanting to see a computer. And when we switched to kids, we had 60 kids the first day. It's the first day, and then the next week was one 20. So during those small growth numbers from their adults. Do I need to provide any context? Well, let's get into that two year. Maybe we should start at the top level with what is tech lit Africa. Okay, right? So techno in Africa is a nonprofit organization that my cofounder Thailand I started in 2018. And starting techland Africa came from my own experience growing up in Kenya. So I grew up I grew up in poverty and I've always been motivated to tackle poverty. And I drew most of my experiences from watching my mom really struggled to put us through school. For us, we have four girls. And so I saw education as the easiest way out of poverty studied really hard and got a scholarship to come to America. And when I got to America in 2012, that's really the first time I ever used a computer. So growing up in rural Kenya had seen computers around, but I had never really used one. And I let I discovered computer science as a junior in college, which is much, much later because I only had one year left of my degree. And so I quickly switched my major to computer science and got a degree in computer science. But in that computer science class, I was so far behind. I did not know what a time it was. I did not know what, even looking stuff up in the Internet was I don't even know typing. So there were all types of tried to look at the keys of the keyboard. And so I felt so insufficient in that computer's class. And it constantly reminded me of no matter how hardworking I was is a person no matter how I was really hardworking, but still, just because I grew up in rural Kenya just because of that, I'm already behind, even though I worked so hard, I read all the books. I'm still behind, and I kept thinking about my community back home, how they're not growing up with computers and how computers are driving the economy right now. Everything is online. Billions and billions of dollars are just moving around on the Internet. And for an entire community and intelligent relation to be left behind was just not fair. And so I built a school with the idea of trying to see if I can cooperate incorporate computer science, but of kids curriculum growing up. So the school when I built in 2015, the school did really well. I just had $3000, so I built a simple building like ECD center. And then the following year, we had so the first week we had 15 kids, we opened in 2016 January. We had 15 kids the first week, and then at the end of the day, we had about a hundred kids. So the program was doing really well, but then I realized that to building schools is really hard and it's going to be really hard to impact as many people as I can. Building schools because it's so hard to fundraise. It takes a lot of money. But what I said I could do is that I could take this computer that are going to waste and try to incorporate some kind of curriculum, some kind of training into existing schools. And that's how the organization started. So in 2018, we had just collected some computers and we were flying to Kenya to start to start a program, just initially we wanted to get the adults to get their dust into schools to start using computers and learning programming and then we could realize that actually kids is where we have traction and kids.
"nelly" Discussed on GOLF.com Podcast
"The type of killer Tiger Woods instinct things, there aren't really nerves in those moments. There are I'm going to make this putt, Nelly Cordis saying, there's no way Nelly was like nervous nervous over that putt that she made in the playoff. She's like, no, I'm gonna make this thing. I just made this thing 15 minutes ago. With Lexi, it's the exact opposite. Yeah. Nellie even said that actually said, honestly, I wasn't that nervous over the first one for birdie. The putt in regulation, she's referring to. I was like, okay, just try to give it your best shot and see what happens. So she saw an opportunity. I think when I see Lexie and when I see her playing in these pressure situations, these high octane moments, I see years of pressure. I see like years and years of being in the absolute center of the spotlight when it comes to American women's golf, mounting over time. So instead of someone that seems to travel through the world pretty unaffected, like Nelly, we know that's not how Lexie operates. I mean, she's been honest about that. She's been forthright about how difficult that is. And then when it gets to those moments, I think instead of seeing the opportunity of, here's my chance to win a golf tournament. There's really a fear of losing the golf club. Totally. Not to psychoanalyze her, but that just I mean, it's relatable feeling to anyone that's not superhuman at golf. I think that it's far easier to be afraid of bad things happening than to go sees the good thing. That's the whole deal. That is golf, dude. That is literally golf that is something that there are derivatives for everyone that plays this game. For you, there's a derivative of that for me. There is hey man, you make two pars here and you're going to shoot 77. Okay, well I blow the next drive right. That's how this game screws with your brain. I think when you have as long of a career as her, people on our end of the television broadcast, kind of think, like, oh, she's used to this. She'll be fine. But recently, she's just been used to coming up short. So I'm worried about it. You know, I'm sure she's more worried about it. She is probably doing all that she can to say, hey, this one wasn't my time. Next one will be my time. Keep knocking on the door. Keep knocking on the door. Keep knocking on the door. But you know what else has had that mentality for a long time? Like Rickie Fowler in the majors. Everyone asks, why can't you get it done? I'm going to keep knocking on the door. I'm going to keep knocking on the door. It doesn't always end up opening. That's the sad truth. Well, I mean, that's the problem, right? You can have the correct mentality. And it's just not going to work out for everyone. There's plenty of mini tour players that probably have pretty great processes. Probably not doing anything wrong just that it doesn't always work out. But yeah, I mean, this is a situation where, you know, if this was the first take of golf, maybe this is where you just tread people for coming up short, but that's just not how I feel at all when it comes to it. I just feel a lot of empathy. I feel like what you see when she's playing is the greatness of her game, which sometimes can feel like it's on a different level than a lot of our competitors..
"nelly" Discussed on GOLF.com Podcast
"That doesn't exactly fit in with the rest of our champions across pro golf. But it doesn't matter. She's four rounds in the 60s again. She it felt like another cap of what is a huge, huge season for her. If this is her, this is her operating speed, which is like when multiple times on the PGA Tour, kind of go about it super casually. She feels like the kind of person who could win 25 times 30 times in her career. That's a large number, but you're absolutely. She's got that kind of game. She won four times this year pretty effortlessly. She won the gold medal. I want a little more out of her in that killer department, essentially. I want a little bit of Tiger Woods. I don't want to beat you. I want to crush your soul. I'm actually. She has that. So maybe I shouldn't want that. But there's plenty to appreciate from her game because when it's going, she has the combination of power hits it along, long way, so she has that big bomber game, but then she also has the game of someone that can reel off 8 or ten birdies in a round. She does have that repeatability that so often a golfer like Rory McIlroy doesn't necessarily have. If he plays a really good round, it's going to be because he's hitting a lot of brilliant shots, but not because he's doing something that seems like he could do it over and over and over and over. She has intimidating game. I would think. Like the way she played in Tokyo, the Olympics was, I think, intimidating. I mean, she almost shot 59, there for a minute. She has that kind of go stupid low mentality and ability that Lydia co just doesn't hit it that far. She's absolutely lethal around the greens and when she gets high with her putter in her ball striking, it's really good. But she's kind of getting the most out of her frame and ability. But Nelly is tall and languid and has a really solid long swing. So she's got length and I think one thing is absolutely true is that link took over the men's game and it's slowly but surely taking over the women's game, too. So there's nothing about Nelly's game that feels like it'll slide. And we say that all the time about people. It felt like there was nothing about Lydia co's game that could slide. But then it does, and things get in the way. So we say this all the time, but for her, she really feels like the real real real deal. She was asked about the bounce back afterwards because I think that's the coolest part of this win is having that triple and then coming back and making two birdies in absolute must make situations..
"nelly" Discussed on GOLF.com Podcast
"Nelly korda and what happened in Bel Air, Florida, where she won for the fourth time this season really put a stamp on her season regained the world number one title and overall planted the flag as best female golfer in the world. What have you got? I've got a pretty generic take, but it's never felt like it hits home harder than this week. The PGA Tour, it is just so damn hard to one of the PGA Tour. I know you've heard that before, but we're about to break it down in detail this week on the drop zone. All right, Sean, we are back in our respective apartments. I'm in Seattle. You are in Chicago after a.
Father Frank Pavone Reflects on President Trump's Commitment to Protecting Life in the Womb
"He is the director of priests for life, father Frank pavone, welcome in studio. Oh, boy, it's a joy to be here, Seth. Thank you so much. I want to introduce everyone who doesn't know who you are or what your organization does, who's maybe tuned in for the first time to understand all the work that you've done and you're doing every single day. We'll get to you the man that momentarily, but let's just roll with that cut. What does it mean to you? What does it mean to America? What does it mean to the Christian world to have an incumbent president address the march for life? You know, Seb, we dreamt about this back. I remember going to the march for life and my one my first one was the third one, 1976. And you were like two years old. But you know, I remember you through the Reagan years, you know, he would call in by phone and NSA, Nelly gray and the marchers, how you doing? And we would stand there literally saying, hey, The White House isn't far from here. Can you imagine if the president came? And like for decades, that was like our dream. What it does is it gives a new level of legitimate. I mean, the movement is legitimate. It stands on its own, obviously. But for a president to be there, says to America this movement has come far. It has come far, it has an impact and it's shaping the nation. And we were also encouraged. As a matter of fact, let me back up and just say, you know, president Donald Trump, of course, you were privileged to work for him. I served on his advisory commissions, both both campaigns, and in the second one, I was the national co chair of what he called pro life voices for Trump. I was so proud to do that. And I was told during the first campaign if he's elected, he'll do everything that passed pro life presidents have done and more. And those words and more echoed through my mind during all the four years of his presidency because he proved them true every
Los Angeles OKs one of strictest US vaccination mandates
"New York is working through challenges to various vaccination mandates with some employees choosing the door rather than get their shot a U. S. district judge has rejected a court challenge to New York city's vaccination mandate for school staff the judge cited the harm that could take place to school children the lawsuit was one of several challenges to vaccination mandates in the state which included one statewide for hospital and nursing home workers Northwell health is New York state's largest health care provider since they terminated fourteen hundred employees for refusing to be vaccinated they're given everybody ample opportunity Dr David that Nelly as their chief medical officer I will continue to give people opportunity get vaccinated then and
Marxists Deem All Who Disagree, Even People of Color, Racist
"These convenient racist categories they stick us and started with the federal government And the Democrat party pursues them in their own interests And the American Marxist just love it Love it And they have these low IQ Hateful people all over cable and network television all races and if they don't have enough they bring them in from the outside So called professors and experts and authors and all the rest I am sick of it This country the vast majority of the people in this country are tolerant are benevolent are not racists Otherwise why would this white dominant white supremacy culture allow so many people of color to enter Willy Nelly For a decade after decade after decade If white supremacists and white are really in control I really racist Why would they tolerate any of this And yet listen to the racism that comes from the American marxists Absolutely intolerant Even if people of color blacks Hispanics Asians what have you if they don't go along with the revolution If they don't go along with the Democrat party we saw Larry elder in California This Marxism racism and I'll add anti semitism is now firmly entrenched in the Democrat party in the American media in academia and in entertainment And it's getting worse and worse and worse
"nelly" Discussed on The Power Trip After Party
"We feel like we're the hockey family but there are different things and at at there's more variety i would say. I'd sam's club you know how like targeted target. But they don't have eighteen different kinds of bread they have like two or three has fifty thousand things and that's because it's walmart sam's club walmart. It's sam walton. Sam's whatever but you feel that right so if you're looking for doritos and kosco only has not joe cheese sam's have nacho cheese cool ranch salsa verde like down the line so it's just a different choice option literally like they're experimenting right real late different flare up by you. It's right biker. Literally right there. Yeah yeah no. I go to for real on. The only reason i go to sam's is for the five our energies because they don't carry makoko. Do they have their own. Kirkland brand probably yeah. Yeah and it doesn't work as well for me. Some kind of problem with shameless. Plug kirkland has. These pre made margaritas. That are like these jugs and they're like seven or eight dollars and they're fricken grain. Really yes so. Just pre made margaritas not frozen. Just pre made margaritas is going to be twenty dollars. It's like seven or eight bucks. I've got the whole neighborhood. Hooked on them too. When when i broke my eight year twins louis streak and we were at target field like a week and a half ago. All of us were joking. Like should we ask. These fuckers have kirkland on tap because it's good. It's it's shouldn't be that good for that price. I'll call you know. Don't know good enough though to get. You messed won't surprise you. I've never been in that part of costco. But i hate the setup of that particular costco because the carts are on the opposite side right there on the right when you walk in and anyone..
"nelly" Discussed on The Power Trip After Party
"Twenty twenty one. Hey we still do this podcast. We do this once in a while. How did you have any foam at all last week in vegas only i love going to vegas vegas a little differently but i enjoy it and the way that we can do it is great and i missed eating food with you guys and having fun show and the only real foam all i had was the jackpot hitting and i was at home. I was watching online. I got to experience it but like to be there with you guys to be there with the crowd. It looked so cool on the video. That was the only foam. I really really had everything else. I mean we'll do it again next year and enjoy it. How fun but yeah man. That was like a once in the sixty three week. Experience may not happen for longer than that again. It might be a long time. And i remember when we first started this when it was like five hundred dollars or a thousand dollars i remember you specifically being like man. I'm nervous got nervous. And then it got up when it got up to fifteen twenty twenty five thousand. All of us got so used to them missing. Both initials are so long. Like what eight months or something without anybody even getting one. Yeah so we got so used to just buzzer. Move on with the game buzzer. Move on with the game buzzer. Move onto the game and then the last guy said well it's been a streak really or maybe three or four people get the to fifty including carl so it was started at least trend the right way like all right at least we have something to get excited about once in a while and boom and now we're back to starting over so it's a thousand dollars feet.
"nelly" Discussed on Elvis Duran and the Morning Show ON DEMAND
"Song is that. That is kelly rowland and nelly dilemma. God you're very good. Here is number three. Let's see how you do this role. I love them both status. I'm real jaylo and our rule. God you do know your music. We are in big trouble here. Big trouble guys forever since the beginning so all right and we appreciate that now. It's really paying off. Finally all right..
Nellie Bly Got Her Start in an Asylum
"At the age of eighteen elizabeth became a columnist at the dispatch. She adopted a pen name. As many women. Journalists did at the time thus the name nellie bly was born at the dispatch. Nellie was assigned to write about women's issues early on. She went beyond the typical work of a columnist. To report undercover. She published a series of articles on the condition of women working in sweatshops that she'd reported while posing as a worker herself but after the stories were published grabbing headlines. The factory complained to the dispatch. A nellie was relegated to the office by eighteen eighty six nelly wanted to sink her teeth into bigger stories so she headed to new york city in new york. Nellie found few newspapers willing to hire a woman journalist in eighteen eighty seven. She found her way to the office of the new york world. One of the biggest newspapers in the country. She was given a challenge if she could write a piece on blackwell's island a notorious mental hospital in new york. She'd have a job. Nellie relish the opportunity. She went undercover gaining access to the institution as a patient and spent ten days collecting information. She wrote candidly about the disturbing conditions. She found inside blackwell and published it in a six part series called ten days in a mad house. The articles were a success. They established nellie as an important journalist and they also spurred efforts to reform. New york's mental health institutions. Eventually the city would conduct large scale investigation into blackwell and allocate better funds and more stringent guidelines to medical facilities. Nellie continued her. Investigative work taking on stories about new york jails factories and corrupt in state
Korda Ends U.S. LPGA Major Drought at Women's PGA Championship
"With the lpga. To nelly korda. Victory at the kpmg women's pga championship. She is a major champion now. Twenty two years old and it feels like late right. Like people are people reacting as if she's off the schneide now it's like she's twenty. Well i think we need to take a step back here really. I just establish the scene. We've got like the backup standard-bearers walking down the eighth playoff hole here at. Tpc river highlands. The men's side of the game has gone mental here I'm in hawaii right now. Sean so it's two pm was hoping to really get out for a nice afternoon. I'll i'll let everyone else play the world's tiniest violins for me but This playoffs been going on for a couple hours before that. We actually had a pretty fun. Exciting day of golf. In the women's game nelly korda through down made to massive eagles In the final round and basically used one of those in particular to turn a one shot lead into a four shot lead slam the door On lifezette sallis. And yeah i mean. Just take the final step into superstardom in the women's game. It's it's big. I mean she's world number-one. She's the first american major winner since two thousand eighteen. She's the first american world number one since two thousand fourteen So yeah i mean. It's hard to overstate like just how much this means. It's funny to think that at twenty two. It felt like manon surprise when a major yet but here we are congrats to nelly. No real reason to think this shouldn't be the first of many.
"nelly" Discussed on WAMU: Local News
"This is wwl. am you idiot. Fives morning edition. I'm esther trauma akili video of a young black woman being dragged down the stairs by security at nellie as a popular gay bar on. Dc's use street over the weekend has led to protests and calls for a boycott. The incident happened as people gathered to celebrate pride month in the district w. a. amuse katharine. Whalen has been following the story and she joins us now for more catherine good morning. Good morning so tell us more about the details of this incident so as you said this weekend. The city had some pretty hastily developed pride celebrations and local bars and pubs in the area definitely took some precautions and sort of tried to institute the kind of security that they normally would have in a bigger pride celebration. This saturday night. There was a video of what appeared to be a bar security man dragging a young woman out of the bernales in shah bodily down some stairs by her head. It's quite disturbing. And it's not clear from the video. Why he dragged her he. She has identified herself as the woman in the video. Says she didn't do anything wrong. And it was actually just a case of mistaken identity. The weren't called and no report was initially filed but there's been some pretty sharp criticism of the bar by community activists who've begun to organize protests and a boycott of the establishment on sunday. Dozens had gathered at ninth. And you which is where the bar is to protest and kishi young that she wants the establishment gun so it sounds like kisha. Young has been pretty vocal about what she experienced. Yes so kishi. Young twenty year. Old morgan state university student. Who was in the video. Says she was in the video and she's told reporters of various outlets. How shaken up. She has including wmu. She set up a gofundme account to help pay medical and legal bills and she says she's pretty bruised and just humiliated by the experience on monday. She told wmu that actually heard a lot of stories about the bar. After her story came out and on sunday she was part of a big group of people protesting the bars treatment of her and treatment of others. What about natalie's what did they have to say about what took place at the bar over the weekend. Yes so on monday. They said the security worker who dragged kisha down. The stairs was an independent vendor that they hired for pride celebrations and they fired him. They say they're in the middle of investigation of the incident but they did issue an apology and they called the whole thing. Horrific the bar says it's going to close this week while they sort of evaluate. What's going on. But they say they will continue to pay all non security staff. Their normal wages kisha young told. Wmu that she was really glad the security firm was fired and she did appreciate nellie apology but she noticed that. The apology was directed at the bystanders. Rather than her. She told us the public didn't get dragged down the stairs that she did and it's worth noting that young and her lawyers say they are going to pursue a lawsuit and we'll file a police report against the security guard. This is not the first time. Local activists have called on patrons breakout nepalese. There was an incident in twenty eighteen. Talk about that. And how did nellie. He's handle the fallout. Yes so in. Two thousand eighteen patrons of the bar noticed a blue lives matter flag flying above the establishment. This is an establishment that caters to a wide group of people and so several members of an activist community specifically the organization. No justice no pride called for a boycott of the bar saying it was an unsafe space for communities of color and valleys offered an apology and said that they promised to do better going forward and to work on becoming more welcoming. Wmu's katharine whalen. Catherine thank you so much for your reporting of course thank you so much..
The Safest Place For A Liberal Is At A Conservative Political Action Conference
"You know the safest place on Earth for a liberal. Is that a conservative political action conference where people don't only welcome you there, like offer you a seat like a set out. I'm saving a seat for isn't just weird. If we lose, Jason Mm. Oh, I was so enjoy a lad. Oh, dude. See if I was like If I was a shake box on the radio, Jim, you know what a shake boxes we stick in the secret service like the guys who got a little shaky and nervous about stuff. Maybe I can cut to come on when I cut into commercial Get this guy back. Is he back? I'm back. Oh, man. I was not letting you go. I told Jim we're not going shake boxing, You know, shake bugs. Nervous guys always freak out. We're getting him back. No matter what. So what part? Did you get my part about CPAC, the safest place on earth for liberals. And you okay, you're responsible. It's just always funny when people go into a situation, expecting the worst. Because of their own political bias. And then their minds are completely blown. The question then becomes okay. A week after you've been shown to be As a conservative versus a liberal going to cpac or anywhere else. We're incredibly friendly. We are People with whom we disagree the other side not so much. I mean, they get physically violent and at times when their god by people who disagree with them and that that's the wrong way to go. If that's what you're doing, you're doing it incorrectly. Yeah. Yes, I know. But I thought that was one of those. You, Nelly. Universally accepted, like tautological statement. We don't do political violence in the United States. We debate ideas. I I I assumed, I guess. Wrongly that that was, you know the right way to go. The left. Apparently doesn't believe
Republican Candidate for Governor Says Chauvin Verdict Makes Her ‘Sick’
"Virginia is no stranger to controversy, and now she's being criticized following a comment she made about the Derrick Show Vin trial shortly after Shobin was found guilty in the killing of George Floyd on Tuesday for junior Republican state Senator Amanda Chase, who's running for governor, told a crowd at a campaign stop Today's verdict mates, Me said. She said she believed the jury made his decision largely to prevent civil unrest rather than to serve justice. I am so concerned about our lawns You're smart right now quitting and you should be, too She has caused controversy before. In January, the state Senate voted to censure her, in part because she used the word Patriots when talking about people who stormed the capital. Nick I. Nelly. W T O P.
Montgomery County planning for five-day in-person school week in the fall
"May be breathing a sigh of relief when they hear this story school leaders their plan to have a normal class schedule this fall. We think it makes sense to start from the perspective of planning for a much more regular school years. Montgomery County Superintendent Jack Smith, saying the plan is to have a five day in person school week starting in the fall. But I would predict the masts will be with us along with cleaning in hand washing protocols. And he says the school system is working to create a virtual learning academy, which would remain an option for families with health concerns. If we only have 5% of the students in this system Need or one of virtual program next fall. That's more than 8000 students. Nick I. Nelly
"nelly" Discussed on Book Echoes
"It it's a strange time because when you it's almost like i can't remember what what it was like before and how much easier things would have been But i was lucky because it it ended up. Being germany was with way less affected by the pandemic in the early days so it was kind of going back in time. When i got here i came here to work with Almost a script consultant so's working with the director here film director and so i came over three weeks in the ended up staying and it was like going just going back to a quote normal time so now it's not you know. Now we're mass are everywhere. It's more of a lockdown Situation but in the beginning it was kind of trippy. That way eight. So would you like to tell the audience a little bit. About what your books about sure. So yeah my first book is called cat dog dog the story of a blended family so it was published by. Schwartz weighed at penguin random house. It's about a blended family. The the key the country market the book is the fact that it only uses. Now i don't even know how many words like four or five words so cat dog and i don't wanna give anything away but there's perhaps another animal in there and then another creature at the end but so i use just a few words for this for that look and So it's about yeah. I wrote it. Because i had. I was at my parents house and they have this big dog a smaller dog in a cat under these power dynamics between three animals that were set in stone for a long time and were older dog. The smaller one was Very sick and so suddenly everything in one night The big dog. I always would sleep next to while he took over the bed in the little dog came in once in the cat joined us in the bet. So i'm the only one who did not sleep that night but they were suddenly all kind of more friendly because the nobody was trying to kill anyone anymore and in that moment that hot dog dog and it got me thinking about just the dynamics of family and in blended families in in the story. It's really about It's kinda using analog for for children. In how when two families come together so when the father or a couple young man woman whatever you.
"nelly" Discussed on Book Echoes
"I have a lovely interview with picture. Book author nellie boucher and nelly had her debut picture book come out shortly after the pandemic really got going and so she had to shift her like so many debut authors over the posture. She had to really shift her promotional schedule..
Senators kill legislation aimed at increasing diversity within Virginia’s elite public high schools
"Been a heated debate involving what are called governor schools. They are elite schools in Virginia, the serve gifted high school students, But some say there's a lack of diversity among the students. Today, supporters suffered a setback. Legislation aimed at increasing diversity at the governor's schools in Virginia has failed, with a Senate committee voting to table it indefinitely. It called for modifying the current test based admissions system at the schools with a goal of increasing access for historically underserved groups, including black and Latino students. It's similar to what's happening in Fairfax County, where the county is being sued for overhauling the admissions process at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Some opponents of the change say would lower educational standards. That's something Senator Ghazala Hashemi takes issue with. That is simply not the case, and it is offensive to make that argument. Nick I. Nelly w. T o P news,
Winter Snowstorm to Arrive in Washington DC Area This Weekend
"Storm warning in effect for most of the region with a winter storm watch in effect. For the northern suburbs from snow expected to move in after midnight. This will be the biggest winter storm we've seen in a while, but believe it or not, we've actually lucked out with this one. Thanks to the timing of it. Most of the wave of storm energy is going to be on Sunday, so we won't have the rush hour factor. Well, that's good news. But it doesn't mean we're not going to have some pretty significant issues on the roads throughout Monday, with potentially more snow falling, plus freezing rain and ice pick a +12 punch one system than another National Weather Service meeting. Urologist Kevin Witt. It's gonna be an impactful storm, promising to bring the most snow we've seen since 2019. That year. A January storm dumped 10 inches of snow that in February. Another brought us about three inches. Nikolai Nelly w T o P News It is 404. The
Late Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller to lie in state in Annapolis
"Last week, is being honored today at the State Capitol building, the longest serving state Senate president in Maryland's history. Mike Miller was in that position for more than 30 years. He died last We get 78 years old after a long battle with cancer, and now Maryland is saying goodbye. Today, Miller's body will be escorted by state troopers from a funeral home in Clinton to Annapolis, and he will lie in state in the rotunda of the State House this evening and all day tomorrow, with visitation limited to invited guests only do two coronavirus restrictions that will be followed by a private funeral Mass on Saturday at ST John, the Evangelist Church in Clinton. Nick I Nelly. W T o P.
Rapper Nelly Opens Up About Country Album
"Is called Heartland. But he swears it's not a country album. Our land is Anneli album, but it's country influenced. It's not a country album that respect the art form that his country music I respect. Artist and what they put into that I don't live country life. Teel like I'm a country artist, But I haven't a love and appreciate the country music and I'm showing our influence is never okay, so it's not a country album. It's just country influence. But the first single has
'Where Are The Women?': Uncovering The Lost Works Of Female Renaissance Artists
"Could not enter art academies in Italy, the cradle of Renaissance masters, no matter how talented Names of a few female artists of that time, and some from the centuries that followed, have often been lost in the mists of history. A Zen prior Sylvia Poggioli reports. There's an effort to bring their names and their work into the light. In this video tour of Florence is famed you Fitzy Museum travel writer Rick Steves list. Some of the highlights the United of Inches enunciation is exquisite. Michelangelo's holy family shows he could do more than carved statues. And Raphael in 2009, a nonprofit group was founded in Florence to see who's missing. I started going into the deposits and the museum storage is and addicts and Checking what was actually there. What works by women? It was something that had never been done before. Because no one had ever before. Asked the question, Where are the women? That's Linda Fanconi, an American writer who helped found a W a advancing women artists. The group has identified some 2000 artworks by women in museum basements and damp churches and finance The restoration of 70 works. Fanconi describes the challenges women artists faced in the Renaissance. Women didn't have citizenship. They couldn't produce art as a profession. They couldn't study anatomy no in the nude figures, for example, because it just wasn't considered appropriate. The inability to study in the same in the same forum as male artists is very significant. A major discovery was a huge canvas 21 ft. Long off 13 life sized men. The only known last supper painted by a woman. She's the 16th century Dominican nun, Clumpy Llanelli who worked inside a convent. Florence has a long last supper tradition. But, says Francona, most of them are static. Whereas Nelly actually chooses sort of the key moment in which Christ announces his betrayal and you have all of the apostles. Feeling the emotion of that very serious news. And so she is able to do. A study of their their responses of their psychological responses Give her time the nuns works were prized because they were believed to be imbued with spirituality. Art restorer, Elizabeth Week says. Like so many female artists, medley was then for gotten It seems to me to be about the middle of the 19th century when these paintings stop being mentioned in the guidebooks. Women artists stop being mentioned. If nobody writes about you, Then you fade from history. Weeks is restoring two large works by the Atlanta Ferrone E an 18th century child prodigy. Little is known of her other than she was born in 17. 20 lived in a period of great change, says writer and Ghaleb. We do know that well educated women. Certainly we're getting much more of a seat at the table, and there were definitely a few women who were achieving much greater. Prominence. Then before hands while still in her twenties, Federal Me was awarded a prestigious commission by a Florence hospital to paint two ovals. The subject matter was usually reserved for men spirituals scenes to help heal the ill. The art of healing has been a constant theme of AWS mission, says director Fanconi. Piece of art has its life. It gets hurt. It gets damaged. It needs renewal. It needs to be talked about and paid attention to accept the restoration as well as exhibits. Advancing women artists has fulfilled its mission, says Falcone, and the organization has announced it's shutting down next June due to insufficient funds. But it's not a sign of failure, she says, because art lovers are now finding answers to the question. Where are the women? Sylvia Poggioli NPR news
Washington DC man wins Powerball drawing to become first millionaire of 2021
"Becomes the first millionaire of the new year with help of a special power ball drawing. Now it's time for one of these balls to reveal our first Powerball millionaire of this year just after midnight. Carlos Mabry, who lives in Northwest D. C won a million dollars live on ABC. Oh, my God! Mabry and his family were one of five families randomly selected to take part in the the special special power power ball ball drawing drawing on on Dick Dick Clark's Clark's New New Year's Year's Rockin Rockin Eve Eve with with Ryan Ryan Seacrest Seacrest 2021. 2021. Out Out of of those those families. families. His His was was randomly randomly chosen. chosen. Tell Tell me me what what is is flowing flowing through through your your body body and blood right now. Oh, my Oh, my just like that they became millionaires. Nick I Nelly
Inauguration meeting with Washington DC Del. Norton abruptly canceled
"Seven weeks from today. But not even DC's delegate in Congress knows what to expect. The best guess is they don't know what they're doing. DC Congressional delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton had a phone meeting set for yesterday to discuss Inauguration Day plans with President elect Joe Biden's inaugural committee. But that meeting was abruptly canceled, leaving a long list of quest. Jensen answered. It seems clear to me that the inauguration committee is trying to figure out for itself. What to do. The crowd capacity limits for Inauguration Day aren't known yet. But Norden, another representatives have been getting a ton of request for tickets. Norton's office alone has received more than 1000 requests, and she can only tell those people to stand by until more information is available. Nikolai Nelly. W T O P News last week Right before Thanksgiving, President Trump