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Missy Elliott to receive MTV’s Vanguard Award

Missy Elliott to receive MTV’s Vanguard Award

Entertainment
Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The MTV Video Music Awards will honor Missy Elliott this year with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, the show's equivalent of a lifetime achievement award. The 48-year-old rapper, born Melissa Arnett Elliott, in Porstmouth, Va., has won seven VMAs over the course of her music career and has been nominated for 41 more. MTV partnered with Pepsi to honor Elliott with feature fan videos during the show, which will air on MTV, from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., at 8 p.m. ET on Aug. 26. The network is also preparing a pop-up museum featuring Elliott's iconic videos in New York City on Aug. 24-25. Elliott last performed at the VMAs in 2003, featuring her song, "Work It," and took home a trophy for the song's video. "Missy's impact on the music landscape is inde...
Ben Stokes: England cricketer nominated for New Zealander of the Year Award

Ben Stokes: England cricketer nominated for New Zealander of the Year Award

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Ben Stokes is already receiving award nominations for his match-winning role in England's Cricket World Cup win - but not from who you would expect.Despite breaking Kiwi hearts at Lord's, he has been nominated for the New Zealander of the Year award.Stokes, 28, was man of the match on Sunday as England beat New Zealand in a dramatic final. But the all-rounder was born in New Zealand before moving to England when he was 12 - and it seems some Kiwis still see him as their own."He might not have been playing for the Black Cap...
British-Canadian AI expert Geoffrey Hinton wins Turing Award

British-Canadian AI expert Geoffrey Hinton wins Turing Award

Technology
British-born artificial intelligence (AI) expert Geoffrey Hinton has won the Turing Award, sometimes referred to as "the Nobel Prize of computing".Mr Hinton, who now lives in Canada, shares the award with Yoshua Bengio and Yann LeCun - two other proponents of deep learning, a popular form of AI."The three of us have been the people who most believed in this approach," he told BBC News. "It's very nice to be recognised now that it is fashionable."A deep neural network uses many layers of artificial neurons, loosely mimicking the structure of animal brains. Such AI is increasingly used in products that people use every day - from smart speakers to Facebook. Deep learning is also seen as a promising, though not flawless, tool for th...
Jacob deGrom’s Cy Young Award breaks while being mailed

Jacob deGrom’s Cy Young Award breaks while being mailed

Sports
Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A chunk of wood was missing and letters were chipped off of Jacob deGrom's 2018 Cy Young Award while the hardware was being shipped from New York to Florida. The New York Mets told ESPN and Newsday that they are sending the award back to its manufacturer for repairs. DeGrom, 30, won the award after posting a 1.70 ERA last season, the best mark in Major League Baseball. The two-time All-Star was 10-9 in his 32 starts. He received the award at the Baseball Writers' Association of America dinner in January in Manhattan. Most of the damage to the award came on the word "outstanding," which had several of its letters scraped off. The word appears in the script: "Cy Young Award presented to Jacob deGrom the outstanding National League pitcher 2018." DeGrom, who is making $ 17 m...
Black Panther wins top award ahead of Oscars

Black Panther wins top award ahead of Oscars

Entertainment
Black Panther has triumphed at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, picking up the ceremony's top prize for best film cast.A superhero box-office smash featuring a predominantly black cast, the Marvel film has been hailed as a turning point in cinema and could make history if it repeats the win at the Oscars next month. In a powerful acceptance speech alongside co-stars including Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira, Chadwick Boseman told how "all of us up here know what it's like to be told there is not a place for you to be featured even though you are young, gifted and black". Image: The cast of Black Panther won the top gong at the SAG Awards He also spoke about the film's effect on the industry, saying the cast knew they ...