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from barber to bookseller, rueben martinez takes the innovator's award


books april 21, 2017, 6 a.m. the book prizes on friday will be hosted by tig notaro — tickets just $10panels begin saturday at 10 a.m.: here's the schedulethe festival is at usc: here's the mapall updatessaturdaylatest updatescopyright © 2017, los angeles times 61°






iheartradio awards: photos and winners


by mesfin fekaduthe 2017 iheartradio music awards started with justin timberlake speaking about inclusion and dedicating his award to children who feel different, and ended with a rousing performance by bruno mars that included crowd participation from florida georgia line, thomas rhett, ty dolla $ign, heidi klum and more.timberlake won the night’s first award, song of the year, for “can’t stop the feeling!” — his  no.1 hit that was nominated for an academy award.“i wrote this song because i wanted it to be about inclusion, about being together. and so i guess i want to take this opportunity and speak to young people right now ’cause there’s a lot of you looking at me, if you are black or you are brown or you are gay or you’re a lesbian or you are trans, or maybe you’re just a sissy singin






the l.a. times book festival schedule, tickets, and innovator's award winner ann


the schedule and lineup for the 22nd annual l.a. times festival of books is being unveiled thursday morning. the festival of books will take place april 22-23 on the campus of usc.featured authors appearing at the festival include margaret atwood, kareem abdul-jabbar, george saunders, t.c. boyle, joyce carol oates, marlon james, cheech marin, viet thanh nguyen, chuck palahniuk, kelly oxford, john scalzi, roxane gay, chris hayes, mary roach, luis j. rodriguez and ngugi wa thiong’o.rueben martinez, the former bookstore owner who started out sharing books with his barbershop customers in orange county, was named winner of the innovator’s award, which will be presented at the l.a. times book prizes on april 21. martinez, a macarthur “genius” fellow, is being recognized for work that honors the






bruno mars, justin timberlake shine at iheartradio awards


the 2017 iheartradio music awards started with justin timberlake speaking about inclusion and dedicating his award to children who feel different, and ended with a rousing performance by bruno mars that included crowd participation from florida georgia line, thomas rhett, ty dolla $ign, heidi klum and more.timberlake won the night's first award, song of the year, for "can't stop the feeling!" — his massive no.1 hit that was nominated for an academy award last month."i wrote this song because i wanted it to be about inclusion, about being together. and so i guess i want to take this opportunity and speak to young people right now 'cause there's a lot of you looking at me, if you are black or you are brown or you are gay or you're a lesbian or you are trans, or maybe you're just a sissy sing






bruno mars, justin timberlake shine at iheartradio awards


the 2017 iheartradio music awards started with justin timberlake speaking about inclusion and dedicating his award to children who feel different, and ended with a rousing performance by bruno mars that included crowd participation from florida georgia line, thomas rhett, ty dolla $ign, heidi klum and more.timberlake won the night's first award, song of the year, for "can't stop this feeling!" — his massive no.1 hit that was nominated for an academy award last month."i wrote this song because i wanted it to be about inclusion, about being together. and so i guess i want to take this opportunity and speak to young people right now 'cause there's a lot of you looking at me, if you are black or you are brown or you are gay or you're a lesbian or you are trans, or maybe you're just a sissy sin






tucker carlson lands an eight-figure, two-book deal with threshold editions


tucker carlson's star isn't only rising on television.the fox news host and longtime conservative commentator has a two-book deal with threshold editions, the publisher told the associated press on tuesday. no details were immediately available about the books by carlson, who has become one of fox's biggest names with the departures of megyn kelly and bill o'reilly. numerous publishers had expressed interest in him and his literary agency, javelin, says the deal is worth eight figures.threshold, a conservative imprint of simon & schuster, has also released books by president donald trump and former vice president dick cheney, among others. “i have long admired the threshold list and am proud to be published alongside so many of my favorite authors,” carlson said in a statement.carlson, who






coming up this hour: talking publishing, ya writers and a conversation between a


get a peek behind the curtain of the publishing world at 4:30 with executive editor of the national book foundation lisa lucas, agent bonnie nadell, sean mcdonald from mcd/fsg and zyzzyva editor oscar villalon on the panel "writing and publishing: breaking in & then some." also up next:4:30 p.m. "young adult fantasy: with great power..." on the ya stage4:30 p.m. roxanne gay in conversation with critic-at-large alexander chee at bovard auditorium4:30p.m. "listen up new york: latino readers & writers have something to say" with critic-at-large rigoberto gonzalez and book prize innovator's award winner rueben martinez.






akshay kumar gets emotional about his national award


akshay kumar gets emotional about his national awardakshay kumar has drawn in a lot of flak ever since he was awarded the national award for rustom. asked about criticism he faced after receiving the award, this is what the actor told the media gathered at an event held under the aegis of movie stunt artistes association:  “i have been working in the film industry for the last 25 years and i have noticed that every time whoever wins a national award, the debate starts on who is deserving to win the award. i got it after 25 years. if you think i don't deserve it, you can take it away.”those words came straight from the heart, alright!






country stars to be honored in acm tv special


nashville, tenn. — george strait, dolly parton, kelsea ballerini, eric church, reba mcentire, toby keith, willie nelson and shel silverstein will be honored by the academy of country music during a television special.acm announced tuesday the special award honorees for the acm honors show, to be held in nashville on aug. 23 and broadcast at a later date on cbs.strait will receive the cliffie stone icon award and parton will receive the gary haber lifting lives award. the gene weed milestone award will go to ballerini, while church will receive the merle haggard spirit award. mcentire and radio dj bob kingsley will receive the mae boren axton service award, while keith, nelson and silverstein will get the poet's award.the tv show "nashville" will receive the tex ritter film award.






los angeles times book prizes winners announced


the 37th annual los angeles times book prizes were awarded tonight at the university of southern california's bovard auditorium. hosted by comedian tig notaro, the ceremony recognized outstanding literary achievement in 11 categories, including the new christopher isherwood prize for autobiographical prose.  the book prizes ceremony is a prologue to the los angeles times festival of books, the nation's largest literary and cultural festival. this year's 22nd annual festival will convene more than 600 authors, celebrities, musicians, artists and chefs on the usc campus.novelist thomas mcguane was honored with the 2016 robert kirsch award for lifetime achievement, and ruebén martinez received the innovator's award for his work honoring latino writers and expanding the community of readers th






bruno mars, katy perry, sheeran set for iheartradio awards


bruno mars, katy perry, ed sheeran, shawn mendes, coldplay's chris martin and the chainsmokers are set to bring your top 40 radio stations to life when they perform at sunday's iheartradio music awards.the show, in its fourth year, will take place at the forum in inglewood, california, and will air live at 8 p.m. est on tbs, tnt and trutv.drake is the top nominee with 12, followed by the chainsmokers, who have 11 nominations. mars will be honored with the innovator award for his success in music as a singer, songwriter and producer.big sean, thomas rhett, noah cyrus and labrinth will also perform during the live show. presenters include miley cyrus, john legend, demi lovato, dj khaled, florida georgia line, ansel elgort and macklemore.






f8: facebook positions itself as an innovator across several fronts


on the second day of its f8 developer conference, facebook positioned itself as an innovator across all fronts, including software and hardware, to content creation and connectivity. the company introduced new ways it plans to bring ai capabilities to smartphones, new cameras it's rolling out, as well as breakthroughs it's achieved in internet delivery. the company also shared its grander ambitions of one day enabling people to bypass phones all together and communicate directly with their brain.facebook's second day of f8 was squarely focused on innovation. the first day of facebook's developer powwow was focused on commercial opportunities. to wit:with those commercial deals out of the way, facebook went with the moonshots. regina dugan, head of facebook's building 8 research lab, closed






f8: facebook positions itself as an innovator across several fronts


(image: zdnet) on the second day of its f8 developer conference, facebook positioned itself as an innovator across all fronts, including software and hardware, to content creation and connectivity. the company introduced new ways it plans to bring ai capabilities to smartphones, new cameras it's rolling out, as well as breakthroughs it's achieved in internet delivery. the company also shared its grander ambitions of one day enabling people to bypass phones all together and communicate directly with their brain.facebook's second day of f8 was squarely focused on innovation. the first day of facebook's developer powwow was focused on commercial opportunities. to wit:with those commercial deals out of the way, facebook went with the moonshots. regina dugan, head of facebook's building 8 resea






bruno mars, katy perry, sheeran set for iheartradio awards


bruno mars, katy perry, ed sheeran, shawn mendes, coldplay’s chris martin and the chainsmokers are set to bring your top 40 radio stations to life when they perform at sunday’s iheartradio music awards.the show, in its fourth year, will take place at the forum in inglewood, california, and will air live at 8 p.m. est on tbs, tnt and trutv.drake is the top nominee with 12, followed by the chainsmokers, who have 11 nominations. mars will be honored with the innovator award for his success in music as a singer, songwriter and producer.big sean, thomas rhett, noah cyrus and labrinth will also perform during the live show. presenters include miley cyrus, john legend, demi lovato, dj khaled, florida georgia line, ansel elgort and macklemore.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 wee






bruno mars, katy perry, sheeran set for iheartradio awards


bruno mars, katy perry, ed sheeran, shawn mendes, coldplay's chris martin and the chainsmokers are set to bring your top 40 radio stations to life when they perform at sunday's iheartradio music awards. the show, in its fourth year, will take place at the forum in inglewood, california, and will air live at 8 p.m. est on tbs, tnt and trutv. drake is the top nominee with 12, followed by the chainsmokers, who have 11 nominations. mars will be honored with the innovator award for his success in music as a singer, songwriter and producer. big sean, thomas rhett, noah cyrus and labrinth will also perform during the live show. presenters include miley cyrus, john legend, demi lovato, dj khaled, florida georgia line, ansel elgort and macklemore. check out the latest movie reviews from michael phi






indystar wins ire’s tom renner award


usa today network’s indystar received the award for criminal justice reporting for their series, “out of balance.       






wooden awards: kansas' frank mason receives player of the year and top point gua


kansas guard frank mason was a two-time winner at the college basketball awards presented friday at la live, earning both the john r. wooden award that goes to the player of the year as well as the bob cousy award given to the top point guard.mason won the awards after becoming the first player in big 12 conference history to average 20.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in a season. ucla freshman point guard lonzo ball was also among the five finalists for the wooden award.washington’s kelsey plum was the female recipient of the john r. wooden award after breaking ncaa records for career points (3,527), points in a season (1,109) and career free throws made (912).kentucky’s malik monk won the jerry west award as the nation’s top shooting guard, villanova’s josh hart won the julius erving award as






uw women’s kelsey plums wins wooden award


huskies star kelsey plum named national player of the year and captures wooden award.kelsey plum capped a historic collegiate basketball career and an unbeaten individual awards streak friday night by winning the john r. wooden award.the washington star, who became the most prolific scorer in ncaa history this season, added perhaps the highest honor in the sport that’s given to the nation’s most outstanding player to a treasure trove of hardware.plum finished a perfect 9 for 9 in the postseason prize race. she won the naismith trophy, wade trophy, the ann meyers drysdale award, the associated press player of the year award and the espnw player of the year award.she also won the dawn staley award that’s given to the most outstanding collegiate guard in the country and the nancy lieberman aw






uw women’s kelsey plum wins wooden award


huskies star kelsey plum named national player of the year and captures coveted wooden award.kelsey plum capped a historic collegiate basketball career and an unbeaten individual awards streak friday night by winning the john r. wooden award.the washington star, who became the most prolific scorer in ncaa history this season, added perhaps the highest honor in the sport that’s given to the nation’s most outstanding player to a treasure trove of hardware.plum finished a perfect 9 for 9 in the postseason prize race. she won the naismith trophy, wade trophy, the ann meyers drysdale award, the associated press player of the year award and the espnw player of the year award.she also won the dawn staley award that’s given to the most outstanding collegiate guard in the country and the nancy lieb






uw women’s kelsey plums wins wooden award


huskies star kelsey plum named national player of the year and captures wooden award.kelsey plum capped a historic collegiate basketball career and an unbeaten individual awards streak friday night by winning the john r. wooden award.the washington star, who became the most prolific scorer in ncaa history this season, added perhaps the highest honor in the sport that’s given to the nation’s most outstanding player to a treasure trove of hardware.plum finished a perfect 9 for 9 in the postseason prize race. she won the naismith trophy, wade trophy, the ann meyers drysdale award, the associated press player of the year award and the espnw player of the year award.she also won the dawn staley award that’s given to the most outstanding collegiate guard in the country and the nancy lieberman aw






2016 pih premier award trip download


download download welcome to the official mobile app for the 2016 pih premier award trip taking place may 17 - 21, 2017 at the grand velas, located in riviera maya, mexico. this mobile app features: updates - a quick way to share photos, comments, and which activities you're attending. activity feed - the real-time pulse of the award trip. see what people are saying and view photos from the trip. agenda - view your full custom agenda and related information. attendee list - see who's at the award trip, and connect with them on the app. key information - view details about the program, hotel, local restaurants and more.






an innovator at the vatican


vatican city the vatican is a famously male-dominated institution, but on at least one count, it’s beaten the secular world in creating opportunities for women. pope francis’s decision last month to appoint barbara jatta as director of the vatican museums makes it the first of the world’s most important museums to have a woman at the...






this guy invented the world wide web and all he got was a lousy million-dollar p


image: gettyhaha, just kidding. well, not about the prize part. sir tim berners-lee, inventor of the world wide web, just won the acm turing award and the $1 million purse that comes with it. the sum seems menial for such a world-changing contribution, but seriously, sir tim will be fine.advertisementthe turing award is also known as the “nobel prize for computing” and, accordingly, it’s a huge honor. is it a huger honor than winning the albert medal, a 150-year-old accolade which berners-lee received in 2002, putting him in the same company as folks like louis pasteur and alexander graham bell? hard to say. is the turing award more extraordinary than being promoted to knight commander of the order of the british empire, which is how tim became known as sir tim? don’t know. is this new com






remembering steve jobs in 10 quotes


friday would have been steve jobs’ 62nd birthday. the inimitable tech leader, innovator and apple co-founder forever changed the landscape of consumer tech products and was a pioneer in the industry. the former apple chief executive left a lasting legacy following his death in 2011. here are 20 unforgettable quotes from the tech maverick. 1. “your…






wwe to recognize former rutgers player with warrior award


former rutgers football player eric legrand will be the recipient of the third annual warrior award presented by world wrestling entertainment, according to espn.com. named after the late wwe hall of famer the ultimate warrior, the warrior award celebrates individuals who show strength, perseverance and courage. legrand was a standout player for the rutgers football team before he suffered a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed in 2010.since the injury, legrand has gone on to become a sports analyst for the rutgers football radio network, a motivational speaker and the founder of his own charity, team legrand of the christopher & dana reeve foundation. legrand will receive the award at the wwe hall of fame induction ceremony march 31.






wwe to recognize former rutgers player with warrior award


former rutgers football player eric legrand will be the recipient of the third annual warrior award presented by world wrestling entertainment, according to espn.com.named after the late wwe hall of famer the ultimate warrior, the warrior award celebrates individuals who show strength, perseverance and courage. legrand was a standout player for the rutgers football team before he suffered a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed in 2010.since the injury, legrand has gone on to become a sports analyst for the rutgers football radio network, a motivational speaker and the founder of his own charity, team legrand of the christopher & dana reeve foundation.legrand will receive the award at the wwe hall of fame induction ceremony march 31.






golf biopic ’tommy’s honour,’ directed by jason connery, deserves polite applaus


the sports biopic “tommy’s honour” tells the story of 19th-century scottish golfer tom morris jr. it’s a mildly stirring and quietly tragic tale, capably told by director jason connery (sean’s son), based on sports writer kevin cook’s award-winning 2007 book.with peter mullan playing tommy’s stodgy dad, jack lowden as the brash, ambitious tommy jr. and sam neill as the snooty head of the st. andrews golf club, where tom sr. was head greenskeeper and caddie, the film will hold an inherent appeal for hardcore golf-history buffs.whether there’s enough crossover interest in the story — which involves father-son clashes, a scandalous romance, class conflict and white-knuckle links drama — is dubious.the main plot dynamic of “tommy’s honour” is a familial one. tom sr. — despite being an innovato






coaches group creates new 'mcdonald award' after mr. basketball controversy


the minnesota boys’ basketball coaches association (mbca) announced monday the creation of the mcdonald award to recognize the top senior basketball player in minnesota.the award, named for bob mcdonald, the legendary boys’ coach who amassed 1,012 victories and won three class 1a state championships in 59 years at chisholm high school, will given for the first time following the 2017-18 season.in a news release, the mbca said the award will be based on such factors as “strength of character, contributing to a team effort, excelling on both offense and defense and performance over the course of the entire season.”further, the mbca said the goal of the award is to be considered the “top award that a high school basketball player in minnesota can receive.”the star tribune reached out to membe






coaches group creates new 'mcdonald award' after mr. basketball controversy


the minnesota boys’ basketball coaches association (mbca) announced monday the creation of the mcdonald award to recognize the top senior basketball player in minnesota.the award, named for bob mcdonald, the legendary boys’ coach who amassed 1,012 victories and won three class 1a state championships in 59 years at chisholm high school, will be given for the first time following the 2017-18 season.in a news release, the mbca said the award will be based on such factors as “strength of character, contributing to a team effort, excelling on both offense and defense and performance over the course of the entire season.”further, the mbca said the goal of the award is to be considered the “top award that a high school basketball player in minnesota can receive.”the star tribune reached out to me






quick q&a: nia ford, brooklyn center track and field


ford is her school’s athena award recipient for her efforts in athletics and in the classroom. the award luncheon is may 5 in bloomington.q: did you ever make it a goal to win the athena award?a: yes, it became a goal of mine when my track and field coach told me about it in ninth grade.q: how does it feel to receive an award that recognizes your body of work?a: it’s exciting. i think back to how far i’ve gotten in soccer and dance and track and field. all the things i’ve achieved have given me a lot of pride.q: you also received your school’s dig award. what does that stand for?a: dignity, integrity and grace. you win it for displaying all these things in whatever sports you’re in.q: what goals do you have for your track and field season?a: i took third at the section meet last year in bo






oscars 2017: write your own acceptance speech by filling in the blanks


if your big award-winning moment came, what would you say? try our speech generator to help you find the perfect words.share storyby ardua harrisseattle times entertainment and lifestyle editordo you dream of winning an academy award? what would you say in your acceptance speech? we’re here to help. fill in the word prompts to generate your own award-worthy speech.ardua harris: [email protected] seattle times entertainment and lifestyle editorcustom-curated news highlights, delivered weekday mornings.thanks for signing up!






snoop dogg named commissioner for champions basketball league


snoop dogg has always mixed his affinity for sports with his love for music. now, the doggfather will tackle his biggest challenge yet in the sports world as the celebrity commissioner for the champions basketball league.read: snoop dogg brings the o.g. weed advocates together on “mount kushmore”“snoop dogg is at the forefront of pop culture and loved by millions across the globe, and has sold nearly 40 million records worldwide,” carl george, ceo of champions basketball league, says in a statement. “for decades he has been an innovator with award winning albums, multiple films, lifestyle products, philanthropic efforts, tv shows and digital ventures — and we are thrilled that he will bring this depth to the league as we launch this summer.”adds snoop dogg: “champions basketball league is






the theory that explains the corny ‘best picture’ oscar winners


there are two categories of movies: those that win the academy award for best picture and those that do not win the academy award for best picture. in a simpler, more perfect world, this judgment would be definitive: the better movie would invariably win. we would not spend our brief time on this weird rock fretting…






draymond green finalist for defensive player of the year


no surprise: draymond green is one of three finalists for defensive player of the year and andre iguodala is one of three finalists for the sixth man award.the nba released all its award finalists on friday afternoon. the winners will be announced at the first ever nba award show in new york city after the finals.green is considered the favorite to win defensive player of the year. iguodala has a solid shot for sixth man. no other warrior was a finalists for the major individual awards.






mission college esl teacher wins statewide honor


marina broeder, who teaches english as a second language at mission college in santa clara, has been was awarded the 2017 hayward excellence in education award by the academic senate for california community colleges.broeder was one of four faculty members honored with the award, named for  former california community college chancellor gerald c. hayward. the award honors outstanding community college faculty who demonstrate excellence in serving students, their profession and their college.broeder received a $1,250 cash award and will be recognized at the march 20 california community college board of governors meeting in sacramento.mission college academic senate president thais winsome lauded broeder for excelling in the classroom and conducting outreach for the college among immigrant






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will butcher wins hobey baker award as ncaa player of the year


chicago — university of denver captain will butcher was named the 37th winner of the hobey baker award on friday in an nhl network televised show at the navy pier.butcher, a senior defenseman and 2013 avalanche draft pick, became the second from du to be named the national player of the year, and first since defenseman matt carle in 2006. senior forwards mike vecchione of union and zach aston-reese of northeastern were the other finalists.“i’m honored to be chosen for such a prestigious award,” butcher said from the podium. “there are a lot of people who have helped me along the way that have made it possible for me to be here today. first, i thank my teammates because without them this honor would not have been possible. as i’ve said before i believe this award to be a team award. tonight






missing rights activists return home safely in pakistan


islamabad — a pakistani university professor who went missing earlier this month has returned home safely, police and a family member said urday.senior islamabad police officer ashraf shah said that salman haider was home, on the outskirts of the capital, islamabad, late friday night and that he is safe and well. haider and three other rights activists who ran social media accounts known for their liberal views went missing earlier this month.dr. haider ashraf, the lahore police chief, said all four missing men were at an islamabad police facility, but would not elaborate on their circumstances. family members of the other three men returned could not immediately be reached for comment.shah said haider has not yet given a statement to police about his disappearance. haider's brother zeesha