Tech savvy teen codes White House Christmas Tree

first_imgGole (right) toured the White House and also met Sen. Dan Coats (left).BATESVILLE, Ind. – A Batesville Middle School eighth grader used her tech talents to program the lights on Indiana’s official White House Tree.Kelly Gole participated in Google’s Made with Code, an initiative that encourages girls to pursue their interest in computer science.The program expanded this year by inviting coders to travel to Washington D.C. to participate in the lighting ceremony of 56 official White House Christmas trees. Each U.S. state and territory has a designated tree surrounding the National Christmas Tree.Gole was among young women from all fifty states who used computer coding skills to control the colors and patterns of the lights on a tree.The 13-year-old was invited to the nation’s capital for the lighting ceremony on December 4.“It was amazing! We flew down there and Google paid for everything,” Kelly recalled. “We saw the White House and I even got to go inside the White House!”Her favorite course in middle school is social studies and she reflected on the White House tour as “really cool to see all the history.”Kelly also had the opportunity to tour the Capitol Building and meet U.S. Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.)“He said he really liked our area of Indiana and said he could never do anything like I did with technology,” Gole said.Kelly comes from a tech savvy family as her father, Ken, and her brother both work with computer coding.“Coding is designing anything however you want and making the computer do what you want basically,” Gole said. “So, I can design characters in my favorite games or if a game gets boring I can change how it works, with coding.”Kelly said the D.C. trip allowed her to meet other girls that have an interest in coding.“What I learned, you never know what is going to happen and it can happen all of a sudden!”last_img read more

Manchester City’s Silva handed one-game ban over Mendy tweet

first_imgRelatedPosts No directive to constitute disciplinary committee against us — Ojudu, others ‘Army Officer’ in EFCC net for alleged multiple fraud COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance Manchester City’s Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva has been suspended for one match and fined 50,000 pounds ($63,980) over a Twitter post concerning French team mate Benjamin Mendy, the Football Association (FA) said on Wednesday.Silva was criticised by anti-racism body Kick It Out after posting a message on September 22 comparing Mendy to a chocolate-covered peanut character used in the logo for Conguitos, a confectionary brand popular in Spain and Portugal, before deleting it.“Silva has been suspended for one first team competitive fixture, fined 50,000 pounds and must complete face-to-face education after admitting a breach of FA Rule E3,” the FA said in a statement.The governing body of English soccer added that his social media activity had breached FA Rule E3(1) as it was “insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute”.It also “constituted an “Aggravated Breach”… as it included reference, whether expressed or implied, to race and/or colour and/or ethnic origin”, the FA added.Premier League champions Manchester City, who are fourth with 25 points from 12 games and trail leaders Liverpool by nine points, next host third-placed Chelsea on November 23.last_img read more

Football: Badgers look to continue initial dominance against No. 4 Michigan

first_imgFollowing Wisconsin’s dominant 30-6 win over Michigan State on Saturday, national headlines are finally coming around to talking about the Badgers.The massive win over the Spartans marks the teams’ second big win in only the first four weeks, and is sending waves throughout the program. This is now the first season since 1964 that UW has beaten two top ten AP ranked teams and the first time they’ve been ranked in the top ten since Russell Wilson was at the helm in 2011.Even with their success, the Badgers have a chance to build on their dominance at No. 4 Michigan this Saturday. Head coach Paul Chryst was one of the few on staff who was with the Badgers in their last visit to Ann Arbor in 2010 when he was offensive coordinator.“That was a good day,” Chryst said.Despite the tough challenge awaiting the Badgers this weekend, Chryst certainly knows what it’s like to take down the Wolverines. In 2010, Chryst’s offense tore Michigan apart by gaining 380 yards in the first half en route to a 48-28 win. But Chryst acknowledged how different the 2016 Michigan defense is than the one he faced six years ago.“Jim Harbaugh is a great coach,” Chryst said. “He has a great team with great players.”One of those players is junior linebacker/defensive back Jabrill Peppers. A five-star recruit out of high school, Peppers starts on defense but scorches the field on special teams and tears apart opposing defenses on offense.“There’s not a lot of players who can impact the game in all three phases,” Chryst said. “He’s the best player in college football right now.”Chryst said he is impressed not only by the Heisman contender’s all around athleticism, but how he has the skills and awareness for every position he plays. Apart from Louisville’s quarterback Lamar Jackson, Peppers has been one of the most impressive athletes in college football at this point in the season. But if there is any team that can take Peppers out of the game, it’s Wisconsin’s defense.One such player who could match up with Peppers would be standout junior T.J. Watt. Watt was named the Walter Camp Player of the Week and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Monday following yet another dominant performance for the outside linebacker. The national and conference defensive player of the week awards were well deserved by Watt, who tallied 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks Saturday.Football: No. 11 Wisconsin makes statement with 30-6 road victory against No. 8 Michigan StateEAST LANSING, Mich. — For several seconds during the third quarter, University of Wisconsin fifth-year safety Leo Musso felt like Read…This is Wisconsin’s first Walter Camp weekly award winner since Scott Starks in 2004, an honor that even T.J.’s older brother J.J. Watt never received.For Wisconsin to beat Michigan at the Big House they will have to play as physically, if not more physically, then they’ve been this whole year. Defensive coordinator has reestablished the tough defense that Wisconsin is known for and that bodes well for them against a similar Michigan squad.last_img read more