NAACP Image Awards to Broadcast Live from Pasadena Civic Center on MLK Day

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Required fields are marked * Uncategorized NAACP Image Awards to Broadcast Live from Pasadena Civic Center on MLK Day From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, January 12, 2018 | 4:16 pmcenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News The 49th NAACP Image Awards will broadcast live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Monday at 6 p.m. on TV One. It’s considered by many to be the preeminent multicultural award show and celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Anthony Anderson will once again host.Del Yarbrough, President of the Pasadena NAACP, said the awards are a way of recognizing those in the entertainment industry in ways that others don’t, and give those not yet on the national stage recognition.“The criteria that are used…leaves out many artists because they are not on the national stage continually. Many are not necessarily recognized nationally or internationally. But they have the talents and skills that should be recognized and (there should be) a level playing field. This is a venue that will provide an opportunity for black entertainers to get recognition,” he said.The NAACP Image Awards include 56 competitive categories in the fields of motion picture, TV, recording and literature, with nominees who include a number of national TV news anchors.CNN’s W. Kamal Bell has been nominated in multiple categories: Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble, and his program “United Shades of America” is nominated in the Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series category. Bell was also nominated for an NAACP Image award last year.CNN Newsroom anchor Fredricka Whitfield has been nominated in the Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble category. This is the first time she has been nominated.TV One host/managing editor Roland S. Martin has been nominated in multiple categories this year: Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble category (which he won last year), and in the Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special) category, for the morning show, “NewsOne Now.?”ABC’s “The View” is also nominated in the Outstanding Talk Series category.There are also several honorary awards including the Chairman’s Award, President’s Award, Vanguard Award, Entertainer of the Year, The Jackie Robinson Sports Award, and the Image Awards Hall of Fame.The NAACP Image Awards are being held on MLK Day, the significance of which has not been lost on Yarabrough. “I think he left us too soon and it’s been very difficult to find anyone that’s willing to take his place. Not only in the black community but in the United States, period. Martin Luther King was willing to make that sacrifice and those of us that are Christians also know that Christ made that sacrifice. So—built into the creation—nothing lives unless something else gives up it’s life. I think Dr. King exemplified that as well as anyone that I know.”Considered as the most respected event of its kind, many of the top names in the entertainment industry have attended the NAACP Image Awards. In recent years, some of the biggest names in film, television and music have graced the Awards including Denzel Washington, Oprah, John Legend, Viola Davis, Anthony Anderson, Dwayne Johnson, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart, Stevie Wonder, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gina Rodriguez, Chrissy Teigen, Kerry Washington, Nate Parker, Morris Chestnut, Ice Cube, LL Cool J, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tika Sumpter, Keegan-Michael Key, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laurence Fishburne, Spike Lee, Loretta Devine, Shonda Rhimes, Omari Hardwick, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Don Cheadle, Sanaa Lathan, Keke Palmer, Michael Ealy, Ken Jeong, Sylvester Stallone, Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Gabourey Sidibe, Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, and Trevor Noah.For all information and the latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website: Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Herbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

The real winner of the World Series? Data Strategy

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The real winner of the World Series did not throw a strike, hit a home run or caught a fly ball. The real winner didn’t wear a uniform, chewed gum or showed any emotion.The real winner knows everything about baseball, can predict the probability of any baseball moves with remarkable accuracy, and lives in the world of mainframes, cloud and smartphones.As The Guardian reported:In a now famous Sports Illustrated story from 2014, Ben Reiter described an enclave in the team’s offices where a group of employees have created an evaluation database that contains piles of information about every player in the organization, as well as those the team considered drafting. continue reading »last_img read more

Paterson left scratching his head

first_imgStriker Martin Paterson admits Northern Ireland were left dumbfounded by their latest World Cup qualifying defeat, a 2-0 sucker punch in Azerbaijan. Having arrived at Baku’s Bakcell Arena hoping to show last month’s loss to Luxembourg was a blip, Michael O’Neill’s side instead added another depressing result to their Group F hall of shame. Yet at the half-time break, it seemed as though they were well set to claim a positive result. “In the second half I hit the bar – it’s a game of inches – and their second goal was just frustration. “We can’t look to blame anyone else other than who was out there.” After a night that proved a body blow to the team’s hopes of a bright finish to their campaign, Paterson still felt able to tentatively look on the bright side. With two points taken from a possible 12 against Luxembourg and Azerbaijan in the campaign, that might seem a stretch, but the 26-year-old gave it his best. “There are positives to take, as mad as that sounds,” he said. “I don’t think we’re miles away but it’s a fine line. We had four or five good chances, they got one break and scored: that’s international football. “But we are still a young group. We’ve got to learn quickly and turn results around. If we do we have a chance of really pushing in the next campaign, but we have to work harder as a unit.” Manager Michael O’Neill, who cut a frustrated figure in his post-match media duties – witheringly telling one local journalist they had posed “a stupid question” – now faces the unenviable challenge of lifting a depleted squad for Tuesday’s final match in Israel. Joining Evans in being suspended for that match are defensive talisman Gareth McAuley and midfielder Oliver Norwood, who each picked up their second bookings of the campaign. Northern Ireland are unlikely to add to their squad in Tel Aviv, leaving O’Neill to sift through his current group for answers. “We have three players out but we also have men to come in – particularly the likes of Sammy Clingan and Chris Baird,” he said. “We’ll have to look at the centre-back situation because of the players we’ve lost to suspension and that is self inflicted. “But I thought the referee was not strong enough. I’m disappointed with him, he should have been stronger on the night.” Paterson and strike partner Jamie Ward both got on the end of good opportunities but could not provide the killer touch. And although they went in at the interval confident their luck would change, the hosts pounced with a 58th minute goal from Rufat Dadashov and it only got worse from there. Paterson lashed the woodwork with a powerful strike in the 88th minute and as the game entered added time Jonny Evans was sent off for a professional foul, as well as conceding a free-kick which Mahir Shukurov bent into the top corner. Huddersfield forward Paterson revealed the players struggled to get their heads around their fate. “If you watched that game you’re probably scratching your head wondering how have we lost 2-0. We are,” he said. “People might see the result and say ‘Northern Ireland lost 2-0, what a poor result that is’ but they don’t see how we’ve played. “Saying that, we’ve only got ourselves to blame. We dominated the game for 45 minutes but didn’t take our chances and their goalkeeper played very well. “Then we just switched off for a couple of minutes, conceded, and the game changes. Press Associationlast_img read more

Assam Football Association (AFA) Optimistic for U-17 Women’s World Cup

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: The FIFA finally declared new dates for the U-17 Women’s World Cup, which was earlier postponed because of COVID-19. The event will now start from February 17. As Guwahati is one of the five venues of the mega soccer event, the secretary of the Assam Football Association Hemendra Nath Brahma feels positive while talking with The Sentinel. He said, “Announcement of the new date of the competition is good news. We would work together with the LOC to make the competition a grand success.” He further added: “The next executive meeting of the All India Football Federation will be held tomorrow through video conference. One of the agenda of the meeting is FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. A details discussion on the competition is expected to be held in the meeting and a few key decisions on the preparation of the championships may also be taken in it.” Also Read: It’s virtually a party for celebs, lockdown be damned!last_img read more

Savannah Conference Wins Third DStv All Star Game

first_imgThe Savannah Conference won their third straight DStv Premier Basketball league All Star game at the weekend inside the indoor hall of the National Stadium, Abuja in a tightly contested match to beat the Atlantic Conference 81 -77 points.In an ebullient display of skills, the Savannah Conference tutored by Sani Ahmed led 31-22 after the first quarter and won the second 26-22 to lead 57-44 at half-time. However, the tide turned in the third quarter, as the Atlantic Conference led by Coach Adewumi Aderemi, fought back with a 23-12 point lead, and almost closed out the game after leading 10-7 in the fourth quarter by a 77-76 scoreline with 25 seconds to end the game. Two-time MVP, Abubakar Usman of Kano Pillars had other ideas as he scored three points from the free throw line, taking his game tally to 13 points and helped Savannah Conference win the game. Speaking after the enthralling match, General Manager, Marketing, MultiChoice Nigeria, Martin Mabutho, expressed pleasure over the evolution of the All Star game in the country.“Our commitment towards the game has been consistent. You will recall that the first All Star game was hosted in Kaduna in 2010. Since then, we have held the All Star games, introducing innovation and excitement at every turn.Today was no exception with Supersports beaming the match live to Nigerians. We are here for the long haul and we intend to take the game round the country,” Mabutho said.Speaking on the development of basketball in Nigeria, Mabutho said that “the future of the game of basketball looks very bright and promising which explains our rationale for bringing the All Star Game to Abuja for the first time. The attendance was good with the calibre of high profile guests that attended the Game including the wonderful fans that turned up. It has been a wonderful experience, one that deserves applause, considering the standard of play on the court, and the passion exhibited by the fans. They all lived up to the billing.”Starters for the Savannah Conference included the trio of Abubakar Usman, Mathew Onmonya, and AbdulWahab Yahaya from Kano Pillars, Timothy Kwaor of Gombe Bulls and Stanley Gumut of Mark Mentors, while the Atlantic Conference paraded Wilfred Romeo from Kwara Falcons, Romaric Quenum from Nigeria Customs, Victor James from Royal Hoopers, Emuhowa Oghenetano from Delta Force and Owolabi Suleiman from Oluyole Warriors on its starting rooster.The lively occasion also featured the Skills challenge, Slam dunk contest and 3-point shootout competition amongst the players.At the end of the All Star Game, Romeo Wilfred emerged as the Most Outstanding Player while Kano Pillars, Dele Ademola won the MVP prize. Lucky Subel also from Kano Pillars won the Slam Dunk Contest with 48 points while Suleiman Owolabi won the Skills Challenge and Akpara Akita of Bauchi Nets won the 3 point contest with 23 points.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more