Region Can Excel – Dr. Carrington Talent of Youths must be Harnessed

first_imgRelatedRegion Can Excel – Dr. Carrington Talent of Youths must be Harnessed FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr. Edwin Carrington has said that the task is not beyond the region to compete and excel, as in building the kind of community for which all states yearn.“The people of our community continue to be resilient and resourceful, and aided by a wide and vibrant Caribbean Diaspora, this region can only prosper. In many ways, we can punch above our weight and we certainly believe that despite our challenges, we can achieve the objectives of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas and most if not all of the Millennium Development Goals,” he stated.Dr. Carrington noted that what was needed was the guidance and leadership that would channel energies to achieve optimal results, and a viable, prosperous and secure community for all.He was addressing the opening ceremony for the 31st Regular Meeting of Conference of Heads of CARICOM, held at the Half Moon Hotel in Montego Bay, St. James yesterday (July 4).The Secretary-General said the Community must, in meeting the challenge to excel, give itself the opportunity to harness the best talents in the effort to carve out its space in the world, which he described as having remained “impeccably hostile to the interest of small states”.He said it was the talents that resided in the regions’ youth, which could provide innovation, invigoration, and the creativity necessary to be competitive in the global marketplace.Meanwhile, Dr. Carrington pointed out that while the importance of the 37 years as a community should not be undervalued, the preeminent reason for unity “must not be cast in the mold of simply battling adversity nor the nostalgia of shared history. It must be in the collective responsibility and prospects for the future well-being of the peoples of these small vulnerable island regions”. Advertisements Region Can Excel – Dr. Carrington Talent of Youths must be Harnessed CultureJuly 5, 2010center_img RelatedRegion Can Excel – Dr. Carrington Talent of Youths must be Harnessed RelatedRegion Can Excel – Dr. Carrington Talent of Youths must be Harnessedlast_img read more

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Assistant Professor of Art Education, Fine & Performing Arts

first_imgDATE AVAILABLE:  August 9, 2021 Founded in 1905, Northwest places a high emphasis onprofession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart ontheir careers. Students have opportunities to build their résuméswith experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, includingthe Horace MannLaboratory School, National Public Radio affiliateKXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo OutdoorEducation Recreation Area or Knacktive, astudent-driven integrated digital marketing communicationsagency. DEPARTMENT:  The Department of Fine andPerforming Arts is home to three academic disciplines – Art (150majors), Music (100 undergraduate majors, NASM accredited), andTheatre (60 majors).  The Department focuses primarily onteaching, providing a high degree of interaction between facultyand students, as well as serving as a cultural hub for the region.The Art discipline includes study in ceramics, sculpture, drawing,graphic design, digital media, painting, fibers, photography,printmaking, art history, and teaching (K-12). For more informationvisit our website at http://www.nwmissouri.edu/finearts/index.htm. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Teach 23-26 credit hours per academic year including allcourses in Art Education (including Principles of Art Education,Visual Art Concepts, Art Education Senior Seminar, Methods ofSecondary School Art, Methods of Elementary Art Education, Art inthe Elementary School)Coordinate all aspects of the Art Education program, includingserving as art faculty team representative to the Teacher Educationunit, observing student field work (i.e. student teaching),monitoring the progress of art education majors throughout theirprograms, and keeping the art education curriculum current withstandards for continued accreditation and state certificationTeach courses in Fibers, operate relevant technologies, andmanage class-related materials inventory related to the fibersstudio areaTeach other courses according to department needs including acollaborative art education course with the School ofEducationMaintain a sustained record of scholarship/creativeactivityAdvise students and supervise Art Education studentorganizationSupervise student employees, assist with or supervise potentialinternships, and mentor students’ creative activitiesParticipate in University service including committee work anddepartmental service and recruitment projectsOperate web-based and other relevant technologies, including inadvisement and teaching duties. APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Review ofapplications will begin immediately. The position will remain openuntil filled. WORKING CONDITIONS:  The department ishighly collegial and supportive across all disciplines (art, music,and theatre). Each faculty member is provided with an up-to-datenotebook computer and an individual office. Some night and weekendhours may be required. UNIVERSITY: With an enrollment of more than7,200 students, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residentialfour-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate andselected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well asits Northwest-KansasCity location at the Northland Innovation Center andthrough NorthwestOnline. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervise student employees; Assist with or supervisepotential internships (including education practica/studentteaching) and mentor students’ creative activities; Potentialopportunities for future administrative duties also may beavailable.EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED:  Standard officeequipment, University issued laptop computer, and classrooms aretechnology-enhancedTYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Ability tocomplete essential classroom functions and the ability to lift upto 20 pounds  Furthermore, its vibrant and diverse learning community offersmore than 150 student organizations, and textbooksand a laptop are included in tuition, whichis amongthe lowest in the nation, saving students an estimated $7,200over four years. Northwest also offers 1,200 student employmentpositions, allowing students to build professional skills throughits internationally benchmarked student employment program.Designated the Missouri Arboretum, the Northwest campus was namedone of the “50Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in theU.S.” REQUIREMENTS:      Education:Terminal degree in art required with at least one degree in arteducation PRIMARY DUTY:  A nine-month, tenure trackposition responsible for providing undergraduate instruction in allintroductory and upper division art education courses in theDepartment of Fine and Performing Arts, and leading all aspects ofthe K-12 art education program. INQUIRIES ABOUT THIS POSITION CAN BE MADE TO:       Dr. Joe Kreizinger      Associate Chair of Art andTheatre      Department of Fine and PerformingArts      Northwest Missouri StateUniversity      Maryville, MO 64468-6001      Email: [email protected] TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwestapplication online by clicking http://agency.governmentjobs.com/nwmissouri/default.cfm toreach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need tosubmit the application materials listed below in order for them tobe complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at660-562-1127 or email [email protected] formore information.APPLICATION MATERIALS:  Letter ofapplication, vita, record of academic coursework (unofficialtranscripts acceptable prior to contract), email addresses andtelephone numbers of three professional references, evidence ofteaching effectiveness if available. Perform other duties as assigned For more information about Northwest and its performance,visit www.nwmissouri.edu. COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State Universityis located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with adiverse economy and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri, and 90 miles north ofKansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the city’swebsite at www.maryville.org. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:      Certification/License/Experience:Prior or current certification and/or teaching experience in K-12education highly preferred; Experience in teaching inpost-secondary arts education preferred. Experience: Web-based orweb-enhanced instructional delivery modes      Skills: Development oftechnological applications and other innovative approaches toinstruction      Other: We seek energeticindividuals committed to the shared vision of a multi-disciplinarydepartment who will make a significant and ongoing contribution toour dynamic and progressive programs The University is a national model for student success andcareer placement. In addition, 96 percent of Northwest bachelor’sdegree earners and 99 percent of master’s degree earners secureemployment or continue their education within six months ofgraduation, according to the most recent data. Zippia, acareer website, names Northwest the best college in Missouri forgetting a job.last_img read more

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Co-author of NRRA affirms Dodd-Frank is not applicable to captive insurance

first_imgUS Congressman Scott Garrett (R-NJ), the co-author and one of the principal sponsors of the Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act (NRRA) of the Dodd-Frank Act addressed the Speaker of the US House of Representatives on February 6 to state unequivocally that the legislation was never intended to apply to captive insurance. Vermont is the largest domicile for captive insurance companies in the nation.If Dodd-Frank were applied to captives, it could have significant tax implications. Last July, in a REPORT called “The Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Captive Owners,” Marsh Inc wrote: “There may be significant impact on captive owners that have historically only remitted self-procurement tax based upon the allocated premium in its home state under the captive insurance policy.”The State of Vermont and the Vermont Captive Insurance Association have opposed applying Dodd-Frank to captives. Typically captive insurers were located off-shore in places like Bermuda because of US tax policy. Because of the way states, in particular Vermont, have written its captive laws over the last 30 years, most of the off-shore companies have come back to or originated in the United States.In addressing the Speaker, Congressman Garrett said, ‘ Unfortunately, several states have indicated that they plan to interpret the NRRA to also apply to the captive insurance industry. This was not the intent of Congress.  In drafting this legislation, it was never contemplated to have the captive industry fall under the NRRA.’   He went on to state, ‘ At no time was the legislation’ s application to the captive industry addressed or suggested. Furthermore, in the bill’ s summary, the intent of this legislation was clearly stated to impact only two specific industries ‘ surplus lines and reinsurance.’Congressman Garrett, a Republican representing New Jersey’ s 5th Congressional District has served on the House Financial Services Committee since his election in 2002.  He also currently serves as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises for the House Financial Services Committee.  NRRA, a sub-section of the Dodd-Frank legislation, has caused confusion over whether it is applicable to captive insurance, due to the misinterpretation of the current language.  A coalition comprised of the captive insurance industry, the Coalition for Captive Insurance Clarity (CCIC) has been formed under the leadership of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA) to push for clarity that may include legislative language that would reaffirm that the intent of the new federal NRRA was never intended to apply to captive insurance.‘ This should send a clear message to any domicile that any information to the contrary can only be interpreted as a self-serving tactic that is neither accurate nor in the interest of clients and the industry,’ said Daniel Towle, Vermont’ s Director of Financial Services. ‘ Congressman Garrett’ s statement is further testimony that we have understood the purpose and intent of the passage of this law,’ added Towle.In his statement, New Jersey Representative Garrett stated, ‘ At no point during the bill’ s multi-year consideration was its application to the captive insurance industry ever discussed.’   He went on to add, ‘ Should regulators implement this faulty interpretation, captive insurance companies would be subject to additional taxation and regulation ‘ the exact opposite intent of the underlying legislation.’ Richard Smith, president of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association expressed his thanks for the clarification from Representative Garrett.  ‘ We are grateful for further clarification that captive insurance is not part of the NRRA.  It is our intent to work with Congress to craft a technical amendment to eliminate the inaccurate interpretation and the turmoil it is causing in the captive industry.  We urge continued support for the Coalition and our efforts to enact clarifying language that will solidify Congressional intent once and for all.’Congressman Garrett has pledged to work with his colleagues on the Financial Services Committee to ensure that the bill is implemented as the Congress intended.This statement of record from Congressman Garrett reaffirms a recent letter from former chair of the subcommittee on insurance of the Committee on Financial Services in the House of Representatives who stated that the Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act (NRRA) of the Dodd-Frank Act was never intended to apply to captive insurance.  In a letter to the new Chairman and Ranking Member, former Chair of the Insurance Subcommittee Representative Judy Biggert wrote, ‘ As a supporter of NRRA and an advocate for its inclusion and passage as part of Dodd-Frank, I can tell you unequivocally that the NRRA was never intended to include the captive insurance industry.’The full text of Congressman Garrett’ s statement can be found at www.VermontCaptive.com/DoddFrank(link is external).  Captive insurance is a regulated form of self-insurance that has existed since the 1960s, and has been a part of the Vermont insurance industry since 1981 when Vermont passed the Special Insurer Act. Captive insurance companies are formed by companies or groups of companies as a form of alternative insurance to better manage their own risk. Captives are typically used for corporate lines of insurance such as property, general liability, products liability, or professional liability. Growth sectors of the captive insurance industry include professional medical malpractice coverage for doctors and hospitals, and the continued trend of small and mid-sized companies forming captive insurance companies.  VCIA is the largest trade association in the world for captive insurance.  Established in 1985, the association has grown to provide programs that support the captive insurance industry on both the state and federal levels for its 450-plus member companies.Source: State of Vermont. February 7, 2013  www.Vermontcaptive.com(link is external)last_img read more

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Will valuation changes bring added value?

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OPINION: Future of Education Is Here

first_img Oct 15, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 The world has not planned well for the future. At its worst, education has for too long been underprioritised, and at its best, has been viewed as just one among many competing priorities. Before COVID-19, the funding gap for education in low-income and middle-low income countries – many already plagued with extreme poverty, weak infrastructure, armed conflicts, climate-induced disasters and forced displacement – amounted to $148 billion. This funding gap is now estimated to increase by up to one-third. You may be interested in… Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC NEW YORK, Aug 19 2020 (IPS) – There are moments when the world has no choice but to come together. Those moments become historic turning points. This is one of them. We are now faced with the greatest education emergency of our time. Over one billion children are out of school. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented crisis of such magnitude and depth that the next generation might neither have the capacity and tools, nor the will, to rebuild – let alone build back better. Oct 16, 2020 COVID-19 has laid bare our collective failure to prioritise education. “The pandemic has exacerbated inequalities and magnified the global learning crisis. The future of an entire generation is at risk,” warned United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres when launching his Policy Brief on Education earlier this month, “The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption of education systems in history.” More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Oct 15, 2020 Read more at: InterPress Service Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… The number of out-of-school children who may never set foot in a school again is now rapidly escalating. An estimated 30 million children and youth are of immediate concern, according to UNESCO’s assessment. In a letter to the international community, UN Special Envoy for Global Education and Chair of the Education Cannot Wait’s High Level Steering Group, the Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown, together with 275 world leaders, politicians, academics and civil society, calls for urgent action to address the global education crisis triggered by COVID-19. Call to Action for CARICOM Education Ministers: COVID-19 and EducationIt is evident, that a critical paradigm shift in educational provision is needed; we need to ensure educational resilience through digital transformation. I take this opportunity as the Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Antigua and Barbuda and Chair of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) to call…April 16, 2020In “Antigua & Barbuda”Use crisis to propel Region into future – business leaderThe COVID-19 pandemic has catapulted the Region into the future, as far as the jobs landscape was concerned, regional business leader and author, Mr. Wayne Chen, said Wednesday. He was at the time speaking during a three-hour CARICOM Digital Dialogue hosted by the CARICOM Girls ICT Partnership. It was held…May 28, 2020In “Agriculture”St. Lucia: Considerations for phased school reopeningIn an effort to respond to and prepare for COVID-19, Saint Lucia implemented a number of control measures. Some of these measures included movement restrictions, closure of businesses, travel restrictions, the 24 hour shut down, the institution of curfews and from very early, the closure of schools.Saint Lucia, like many…May 25, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

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On her Majesty’s cylinder service

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Ferrocarril Central PPP contract winner confirmed

first_imgURUGUAY: The national court of auditors has given the go-ahead for the government to formally award the Ferrocarril Central public-private partnership contract to the Via Central consortium. The contract covers the design, financing, construction works and maintenance for 22 years of the 273 km main line running north from Montevideo to Paso de los Toros. This will include double tracking, work to raise axleloads to 22·5 tonnes and the maximum speed for freight trains to 80 km/h, grade separation and the construction of sections of new alignment. It also includes the construction of branches to Montevideo docks and a planned UPM pulp mill on the south bank of the Rio Negro. Work is scheduled to get underway in 2019.The Ministry of Transport & Public Works had received three bids for the contract:Via Central consortium: Saceem, Berkes, Sacyr, NGE;Via Libre consortium led by Acciona Construcciones;C-Mec and SDHS of China.The Chinese consortium dropped out in 2017 after the government decided it had not met the tendering conditions. Via Central was named preferred bidder in September, but Via Libre appealed against the decision.· The Ferrocarril Central project was described in detail in the November 2018 issue of Railway Gazette International magazine, which subscribers can access in the digital archive.last_img read more

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CEVA Releases World’s First eNB-IoT Rel14 Solution

first_imgCEVA has released the successor to its popular CEVA-Dragonfly NB1 solution targeting the fast growing NB-IoT market. CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 is a highly-integrated and modular solution optimized for Cat-NB2 (3GPP Release 14 eNB-IoT) that can seamlessly be incorporated into chips and modules by the multitude of companies looking to address the large and fast-growing cellular IoT space.In the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, the forecast for cellular IoT increased significantly, almost doubling to 3.5 billion connections for 2023. The report cites large-scale deployments in China and increasing interest in eNB-IoT and Cat-M1 cellular IoT standards as the catalysts for 30% CAGR between 2017 and 2023.CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 is the first licensable Rel14 compliant eNB-IoT solution that builds on the success of CEVA-Dragonfly NB1, which has been widely licensed for a range of use cases and emerging end markets, including smart cities, transport and logistics and consumer electronics. It is centered on the CEVA-X1 DSP/control processor featuring an enhanced Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) and provides a unified processor environment for both physical layer and protocol stack workloads. The solution also includes a highly-integrated, worldwide enabled RF Transceiver, a Power Amplifier (PA) and all the associated hardware and software modules required to develop a complete eNB-IoT product, ensuring the lowest possible bill-of-materials (BOM) in the process.In addition to the performance improvements enabled by Release 14 including higher data rates and lower latency, CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 features a range of enhancements to ensure higher performance, added functionality and increased security for NB-IoT applications compared to its predecessor. A new power management solution, complete with intelligent sleep mechanisms ensures ultra-low sleep power consumption of a few microAmps, further improving the battery life critical to every NB-IoT device. The enhanced RF design is already silicon-proven at 55nm and 40nm processes, further lowering the entry barriers for customers with no previous cellular expertize to enter this burgeoning market. CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 also includes the fully-optimized physical layer and protocol stack firmware designed for Release 14 Cat-NB2. The addition of an on-chip embedded flash memory and controller now allows full NB-IoT design on a single die which further reduces BOM and power consumption.For customers developing NB-IoT products that also require GNSS capabilities, CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 includes a new power-optimized GNSS hardware package, with GNSS RF Receiver and multi-constellation digital front-end. This GNSS package speeds up both acquisition and tracking tasks by up to 8x compared to CEVA-Dragonfly NB1, enabling a host of popular NB-IoT use cases, including people, livestock and asset tracking, and geo-fencing.CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 also supports use cases requiring always-listening voice trigger, voice commands and sound sensing. The flexibility of the CEVA-X1 IoT processor allows for these sensing features to be implemented in software. The CEVA ClearVox™ voice front-end software package, for example, can be used to ensure clear and intelligible voice pickup for use cases such as emergency calls and voice panic buttons. In terms of security, CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 integrates a completely redesigned secure platform, including smart interfaces to connect USIM or eSIM. CEVA also offers other complementary technologies addressing massive IoT, such as Bluetooth 5 dual-mode and low energy and Wi-Fi 802.11n/ac/ax, for short range connectivity which customers can leverage for their product designs.CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 is available for licensing today. Development kits and reference silicon will be available in Q3. For more information, click here.last_img read more

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Oscar Robertson wonders: ‘Where are the White athletes?’

first_imgOscar “The Big O” Robertson, winner of the lifetime achievement award, left, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar pose in the press room at the NBA Awards on Monday, June 25, 2018, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Oscar Robertson commends the off-court activism of today’s NBA players, although the Hall of Famer wonders why more White athletes aren’t speaking out, too.Robertson received the Lifetime Achievement Award from presenters Charles Barkley and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at the NBA Awards on Monday night.Robertson is the career leader in triple-doubles and was the first player to average one for a season. His antitrust case against the NBA also ushered in free agency for players, which Robertson said was his most important assist.The 79-year-old former guard who starred at Crispus Attucks High in Indianapolis and in college at Cincinnati before going to the NBA said it’s time for players to speak out about politics and education, among other issues.“But the only thing that really bothers me is where are the White athletes when this is happening?” he said backstage. “This is not a Black athlete problem. You see injustice in the world. It’s all around you.”Robertson’s high school and college career was plagued by racism.“But it seems that what we have today is a system where you don’t want players to say anything at all,” he said. “Because years ago they didn’t say anything because they couldn’t say anything. But now I hope they all, the Whites and the Blacks get together. Even with the football.”Robertson was referring to NFL players who have taken a knee or sat in silence during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality.“What do you think is going to happen when the union gets involved with the owners?” he said “You think it’s going to be settled really easily? No, it’s not. It’s going to be nothing but a total mess.”___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketballlast_img read more

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Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

first_imgView image on Twitter ESPN✔@espn A picture of courage.These 141 women on stage tonight are representatives for all the survivors who spoke out about the abuses they endured by their team doctor.10:52 PM – Jul 18, 2018 794 people are talking about this [email protected]_Raisman‘s message to survivors everywhere.11:25 PM – Jul 18, 2018 The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together Wednesday night in a powerful and solemn closing to the show highlighting the past year’s top athletes and moments in sports.Gymnast Aly Raisman, softball player Tiffany Thomas Lopez and gymnast Sarah Klein, who said she was Nassar’s first victim 30 years ago, took turns speaking. Klein chided the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics and Michigan State for placing “money and medals above the safety of child athletes.”Snowboarder Chloe Kim accepts the award for best female athlete, at the ESPY Awards at Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP)Olympic snowboarding champion Chloe Kim won a leading three ESPYs, including best female athlete, while Alex Ovechkin claimed best male athlete. 31.8K Twitter Ads info and privacy 3,451 ESPN✔@espn Former gymnast Sarah Klein, former Michigan State softball player Tiffany Thomas Lopez and gymnast Aly Raisman, from left in front, and others who suffered sexual abuse accept the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse by a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs. Kim had tears in her eyes as she listened to the Arthur Ashe recipients.“We must start caring about children’s safety more than we care about adults’ reputations,” Klein said. “If we can just give one person the courage to use their voice, this is worth it.”Raisman added: “For too long we were ignored. It could have been avoided. All we needed was one adult to have the integrity to stand between us and Larry Nassar.” 10.3K people are talking about this Hollywood celebrities including Chadwick Boseman and Allison Janney join sports stars on ESPYs red carpet in LA. (July 19)The audience gave the group a prolonged standing ovation and remained on its feet while the women spoke.“What a powerful stage up here,” host Danica Patrick said before signing off.Ovechkin joined Roger Federer and Olympic snowboarder Shaun White as double winners. Ovechkin was in Russia with his wife, Nastya, who is 8½ months pregnant.Newly retired racecar driver Patrick became the first woman to host the show, held at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Her opening monologue mostly fell flat, with athletes sitting stone-faced or wincing at many of the jokes.Kim took female athlete honors over Olympic skier Mikaela Shiffrin, WNBA player Sylvia Fowles and soccer player Julie Ertz.“This year has been filled with so many incredible memories I will hold onto the rest of my life,” Kim said as she held the silver trophy. “I really want to thank my family. They’ve sacrificed so much for me.”Kim also claimed trophies for best female Olympian and female action sports athlete. At the Pyeongchang Games in February, she became the youngest to win a snowboarding medal when the then-17-year-old claimed gold in halfpipe.Ovechkin, who led the Washington Capitals to their first Stanley Cup championship, also won for best NHL player. He beat out Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and fellow first-time nominees Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros and James Harden of the Houston Rockets for male athlete.Federer’s five-set victory at the Australian Open in January for his 20th Grand Slam singles title earned honors for record-breaking performance, and he also received best male tennis player.White won best Olympic moment with his final-run performance in South Korea featuring back-to-back 1440s to take gold, and best male Olympian.The Astros were honored as best team for winning the franchise’s first World Series.LeBron James, soon to be starring across the street at Staples Center with the Los Angeles Lakers, won best NBA player for the third straight year on his 14th consecutive nomination in the category.Brady claimed best NFL player, while Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels won MLB player.On a big night for Olympians, the U.S. women’s hockey team earned best game honors for its shootout victory over Canada in the gold-medal game in South Korea.Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz earned breakthrough athlete honors.Quarterback Nick Foles received the championship performance trophy for leading the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl title.The Minnesota Vikings earned best moment honors for beating the New Orleans Saints on the last play of the NFC divisional playoff game.Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale won in the best play category for hitting a buzzer-beater in the NCAA women’s title game.The best coach award was given posthumously to Aaron Feis, Scott Beigel and Chris Hixon, all of whom died in the mass shooting at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.Former quarterback Jim Kelly received the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance for his struggle with jaw cancer. Fellow NFL Hall of Famers Dan Marino and John Elway presented Kelly with the honor.last_img read more

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