Derose to start off Cadence-lypso competition

first_imgDexter ‘Derose’ Peltier will be the first competitor at the fifth annual Cadence-Lypso competition scheduled for Wednesday 2 November at the Pottersville Savannah.The National Cooperative Credit Union (NCCU) conceptualized the competition five years ago and according to its Chairman, the intention was to achieve three goals; rejuvenate the cadence art form, expose and cultivate Dominica’s talent, and create an export product for Dominica.Ducreay, who is also the events coordinator for the competition, told a press conference on Monday 31 October, “of course, we think we have achieved the first two and the third is still in progress stage. We understand that there is a lot more work to be done, and we will be putting our hands to the wheel to ensure that all the goals are fulfilled”.Derose will be followed by Jude ‘JayDee’ Delauney, reigning champion Anton ‘White Fayrie’ Joseph, Delma Daniel, Chris ‘Chris B’ Sylvester, Jerd Dorsette, Kelly ‘De Ghost’ Williams, Murphy Jno Jules and John ‘Mauzzers’ Mark.Following that, there will be the band competition with Breave, Signal Band, Ti Orkest and Look Us Band. Each band will play for forty-five minutes, during which time they are to play two original songs, one piece from the late Jeff Joe and the rest of the performance will be a selection of cadence music. Ti Orkest won the competition last year.Tickets cost sixty dollars ($60.00) in advance, seventy dollars ($70.00) at the gate and one hundred and forty dollars ($140.00) VIP which includes seating, eating and drinking for the entire competition.Gordon Henderson, hailed as the father of cadence-lypso, will close up the competition with a live performance.– / 15 Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share 527 Views   no discussions EntertainmentLocalNews Derose to start off Cadence-lypso competition by: Dominica Vibes News – November 1, 2016last_img read more

Wireless Power Receiver Enables Faster Charging

first_imgHoused in a WCSP28 package measuring just 2.4mm by 3.67mm by 0.5mm, the TC7766WBG features a host of protection functions as well as all the rectifier circuits and controllers needed to construct a standalone wireless power transfer RX system. The device is constructed using Toshiba’s original cutting-edge CD-0.13 process. Toshiba has launched the first single-chip 15W Wireless Power Receiver IC Compliant with Qi v1.2. This wireless power receiver IC is compliant with the Qi v1.2 specifications defined by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC).The new TC7766WBG has been designed for use in mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and a range of mobile industrial devices. It enables fast wireless charging, with charging times similar to, and in some cases less than, wired charging. It accomplishes this by increasing the power reception capability by a factor of three compared to existing products, while maintaining a small footprint. With a maximum output current of 1.7A and adjustable output voltage settings of 5V-14V, the new receiver is compatible with Toshiba’s 5W transmitter IC TB6865AFG, as well as with other 15W wireless charging transmitters complying with the Qi v1.2 standard.In addition, a receiver side I2C interface compatible host controller can exchange information with a compatible transmitter to enable user-notification of wireless charging status via the mobile device display.last_img read more

Fujitsu and enmo Technologies Announce Technology Collaboration on IoT Devices

first_imgFujitsu Components and enmo Technologies have announced a technology collaboration to support Fujitsu IoT devices in the enmo Platform. enmo is a SaaS platform used by developers to quickly develop mobile IoT Smartphone Apps.The Fujitsu Sensor Beacon IoT device is now supported in the enmo Platform. The Sensor Beacon is a compact, mobile IoT device containing a Bluetooth radio module with temperature and accelerometer sensors. It is powered by a CR family Li coin battery. enmo’s support for the Sensor Beacon includes: IoT.Over.Beacon-based reference firmware (movement-triggered data logger); enmo’s development Apps (available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store); and the ability to use the enmo Platform to quickly create custom smartphone apps for applications using the Sensor Beacon.Fujitsu has worked closely with enmo to port their IoT.Over.Beacon technology to their Sensor Beacon IoT device. Complete smartphone apps for IoT deployment that use the Sensor Beacon can now be developed and launched in minutes through the enmo Platform. Fujitsu will continue to work with enmo to have their Platform support other Fujitsu IoT devices, such as the Blue Brain module.The Fujitsu Sensor Beacon is a great solution for industrial and enterprise IoT applications. The off-the-shelf availability of the Sensor Beacon and enmo’s rapid Smartphone App Development Platform means that engineers can now quickly prototype a complete hardware and software IoT application. This will enable new and valuable IoT use cases, especially in monitoring industrial equipment conditions in logistics and in asset tracking.last_img read more

GAME NOTES: No. 7 West Florida hosts Albany State in three-game series

first_imgGAME NOTES: No. 7 West Florida hosts Albany State in three-game series Austin Southall has a 3.95 ERA through his first three starts on the mound (Photo by Chris Nelson/ArgoPhotos.com) Sharecenter_img    PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 7 West Florida baseball team will finish their final week of non-conference play this weekend against Albany State in a three-game series at Jim Spooner Field. SCHEDULE UPDATE: The series will start with a single game on Saturday at 5 p.m., and Sunday will start with a doubleheader at 12 p.m. The original schedule was changed due to the weather forecast for early Saturday.Live audio/stats 2013 Game Notes:2/23 vs. Albany State 2/15 @ North Georgia Invitational 2/9 @ Rollins 2/2 vs. Florida Southern National and regional rankingsAfter starting the year 9-1, the Argos find themselves in the top 10 in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Division II national coaches’ poll and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Division II poll. UWF is also tied for second in the South Region according to the NCBWA.Leading offCenter fielder Dustin Saulmon has excelled in the leadoff role this year, hitting .432 with a .553 on-base percentage. Saulmon also leads the team with 14 runs scored and 10 stolen bases in 12 attempts. The Panama City, Fla. native has been especially effective when leading off an inning, reaching base at a .650 clip (13-for-20).Bryson scoreless innings streakAfter giving up one run in his first inning of the year, senior Drew Bryson has pitched his next 13 innings without allowing a run. In three starts this year, the left-hander now holds an ERA of 0.63 and has lowered his career mark to 2.22. Bryson currently ranks second in the GSC in ERA.Historic startWith eight straight wins to start the year, the Argonauts got off to their best start in the school’s 19-year history. The previous best start for the program was 7-0 in 1997.Defensive duoAndrew Rodriguez and Dustin Saulmon have given the Argonaut pitching staff a boost this year with some excellent defense in the outfield. Rodriguez, a right fielder, and Saulmon, a center fielder, both have two outfield assists already this year, and they have both made multiple diving catches to save extra-base hits.DeLorenzo throws a gemSophomore pitcher Jordan DeLorenzo got the start against NAIA opponent Mobile on Wednesday, and the left-hander pitched five no-hit innings before leaving the game. DeLorenzo struck out five batters and walked just two in his first win of the year. As impressive as that performance was, the best game of his career may have been last year against Delta State when he held the Statesmen scoreless through 8.1 innings as a reliever. He gave up eight hits and no walks while striking out seven in the outing. The southpaw also had a start last year where he went eight innings against Mississippi Valley State and gave up one unearned run.Win number 1,000With the opening weekend’s three-game sweep over Florida Southern, UWF reached the 1,000-win milestone in the program’s 33-year history.  UWF now holds an all-time record of 1,003-715-1.  The Argos have averaged over 30 wins per season, with the most coming in 2011 when the team won 52 on their way to an NCAA Division II national championship.MLB spring trainingMajor League Baseball spring training is under way, and former Argonaut pitcher Kevin Johnson is a spring training non-roster invitee for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Johnson, who played two years at UWF in 2009 and 2010, appeared in six games for the Angels in spring training last year and posted a 1.42 ERA. The Pensacola, Fla. native reached as high as Triple-A last year in the Angels organization, and in three minor league seasons he has a 4.34 ERA in 193 innings.Looking aheadAfter this weekend’s series, the Argos will start Gulf South Conference play on the road at rival and No. 2 ranked Delta State. The Statesmen are coming off a national runner-up finish in 2012 and are off to an undefeated start this year. UWF went 0-5 against the Statesmen last season, but during their 2011 national championship run the Argos won four out of four against DSU. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Report: Red Sox to Meet with Indians Free Agent Carlos Santana’s Agents This Week

first_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loede Related TopicsCarlos SantanaIndiansRed Soxcenter_img Indians first basemen Carlos Santana is set to hit the free agent market, and there’s already one team reportedly lining up to have a chat about what it will take to bring his services to their team.The team is the Boston Red Sox, a club like the Indians didn’t come close to reaching their goal of the World Series, as they lost in the AL Divisional round of the postseason to the eventual World Series Champion Houston Astros.Santana said ‘no’ according to Jon Heyman to the teams’ $17 million dollar qualifying offer, this coming off a 2017 campaign where he hit .259 with 23 homers and 79 runs batted in.Boston is no stranger to landing big name Indians free agents, as it was back in December of 2000 when the Sox did enough to entice Indians slugger Manny Ramirez to make the jump to Boston, paying him $160 million. It will be interesting to see what the Sox offer Santana, and if it’s enough for him to leave the team in Cleveland he’s played for the last eight seasons. The Red Sox will meet with free agent Carlos Santana’s agents at the GM Meetings this week.— Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) November 13, 2017last_img read more

Oral Tracey | Cancel the Olympics

first_imgThe rapid increase in speed and momentum gathered by the spreading coronavirus (now identified as Covid-19 is moving at wildfire pace, with the confirmed cases worldwide mushrooming to almost 90,000, and official deaths rapidly approaching the 3,000 mark. In the wake of more and more countries reporting first-time positive tests for the virus, The World Health Organization (WHO) has elevated the global risk of the outbreak to ‘very high’, which represents the top level on its risk-assessment scale. One report out of China is even suggesting that the numbers coming out of China are significantly under-reported, thus the crisis might be even worse than it appears. It is in that context we ponder the games of the world. CANCELLED EVENTS Already, the top flight football League in Japan, the J League, has been suspended. Some weekend games in the Italian Serie A were postponed. Other international sporting and recreational events have already been cancelled in the wave of the now global uncertainty about the virus. The reality now facing the wider world of sports is that even the unthinkable could happen. The 2020 Olympic Games, set for Tokyo, Japan, could very well be cancelled. The Olympic Games represents the grandest of all stages for all sportsmen and women. No more so than Jamaicans, especially for our athletics royalties. The immeasurable levels of feel-good emotions that are poured across the length and breadth of the nation from this prestigious quadrangular event is huge. Talk of a relocation of the Olympics have been floating about but really make no logical sense, due to the uncertainties that continue to cloud the origin, transmission, characteristics, and pattern of behaviour of this now monster virus. Wherever the Olympic Games could be moved to, the crisis would follow due to the sheer number of bodies that will have to gather in a common space, which would provide fertile ground for the spread of the virus. The fact that the timeline for the development and deployment of a vaccine has been set conservatively at between 18 months to two years, spells even more doom for the prospect of the Tokyo-bound spectacle, which is scheduled to begin in another five months. All indicators are pointing to the very likely cancellation of the 2020 Olympics. Not even the estimated US$25 billion that was already spent on the preparation for the event should be allowed to trump good sense. As sad a day as it would be for all the athletes of the world, and especially the Jamaicans, who would be denied their massive day in the sun, it is what it is. As tough as it would be for the likes of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Yohan Blake and others, who would likely be having their last hurrah on this grand stage, they would simply have to take it on the chin. Even as the prophesies and predictions are being intertwined with the swirling conspiracy theories about the origins of this virus, the fact of the matter is that there is a fast-growing global crisis that is rapidly getting out of control. It is generally in moments like these that the innate good of humanity rises to the top. The Covid-19 strain of the coronavirus is threatening to bring the world to its feet, at which point common sense dictates an unconditional appreciation that there are things in this life more important than sports, and on such thing is the sanctity of life itself.last_img read more

Messi can go to the Guardiola or stay without football all…

first_imgIt seemed that Messi would belong to Barcelona forever. Like the elegant Eiffel Tower to Paris or the famous Statue of Liberty to New York. But Lionel Messi is a living man of flesh and blood. So unlike towers and statues, he can get angry. He can weave his dreams and ideals. And he can also move. Where? It probably looks like Manchester, England. At least Messi’s children will appreciate that his father sent them to a British school in Catalonia as well.Why Manchester? There are two world-class clubs. United also seems to be interested in Messi. But the main favorite for attracting Messi to the British Isles is Manchester City. And above all, the most important man of the club’s sports division. And that’s Pep Guardiola. The guy Messi knows well. However, together in the plane, the coach and his star have won the Champions League twice. In 2009 and 2011.True, it’s been some Friday. But that’s no reason not to add any common trophies yet. Messi celebrated his 33rd birthday in June this year. He can still and wants to win the Champions League, it would be his fifth time. But he sensed that it would probably be difficult for him in Barcelona in the coming years. That’s why he wants to leave. And according to The Athletic, he is already in contact with the Guardiola.▪️ Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave▪️ Messi’s people have spoken to Pep about joining #MCFC▪️ #MCFC distancing themselves from the move▪️ What are terms of his contract & could he leave for free?▪️ Could this be a ploy to get rid of #FCB President Bartholomew?— The Athletic UK (@TheAthleticUK) August 25, 2020Of course, this doesn’t have to mean anything yet, the situation around Messi is complicated and can turn out in any way. By leaving for Manchester, or elsewhere, staying in Barcelona. Or also blocking his career for the next season. But it probably won’t happen. Nobody would make money on that in the final.But the next few days will show that moving a football colossus like Messi is as difficult as trying to move an Eiffel Tower or a Statue of Liberty. Let’s try to unravel the story a bit.Who is Lionel Messi?Perhaps even your aunts in the village square or intellectual posers know what they ostentatiously despise about football… Many football experts and fans consider Messi to be the best football player in the world ever. It is certain that, in addition to Pele, Diego Maradona and Cristiano Ronald, he belongs to the narrowest circle of favorites for this unofficial title. And together with Josef Bican, Uwe Seeler or Ferenc Puskás, he is also among the best football gunners of all time.He is phenomenal in shooting, dribbling, ball control, in-game overview and endless production of goal opportunities. For yourself or teammates. Messi is a machine for goals and titles.So fast: 4 × he won the Champions League, 10 × the Spanish League, 3 × the Club World Cup, add cups, super cups… Everything with Barcelona.Recall his spectacular goal against Getafe, which imitated the solo Diego Maradona from the 1986 World Cup.In Argentina’s jersey, he is the Olympic winner and world champion under 20. What he has not (yet) managed in his career is to win the World Cup or at least the Continental Championship. He played the finals once on the world, three times on the Copa América, always unsuccessfully.Of the individual trophies, the most important are the 6 Golden Balls of France Football.Why does he want to leave Barcelona?The offspring of Newell’s Old Boys, an Argentine club from Rosaria, has been working in Barcelona since he was 13, when Carles Rexach recognized him as a super-talent and brought him to the La Masia club academy. The boy suffered from a lack of growth hormone, Barcelona funded his treatment.Since 2004, Messi has been a member of the Barcelona A-team. The club management built the entire sports concept of the club on it. And success came in the various constellations in which Messi functioned. He won the Champions League under coach Rijkaard, twice under Guardiola, then under Luis Enrique.His teammates changed around him, a megasile offensive formation formed by his connection with Neymar and Luis Suárez.Barcelona winning the treble back in 2015 when Barcelona arguably had the best forward line in the history of the game (Messi, Suarez & Neymar). pic.twitter.com/xaSbYD191w– Frenkie Chief 🇳🇱 (@FrenkieStats) August 26, 2020But Neymar has been gone for some time and Suárez is now plus or minus on the transfer list.In recent years, Barcelona has not been able to hit the right targets in the transfer market. Coutinho for 145 million euros, Dembélé for 138 and Griezmann for 120 million euros did not catch up.Then came the covid madness, a closed stadium for 100,000 people. And the result of all this is the fact that Barcelona has huge financial problems.And at the same time sporty, because she didn’t win a single trophy in the 2019/20 season, which she really isn’t used to. And what’s more… Debacle 2: 8 in the quarterfinals of the Champions League is perhaps still in the living memory of everyone. In addition, Barcelona has an outdated line-up, they have to buy a new team, which is difficult to do without money in the cash register, and selling older stars or pseudo-stars at their salaries is not easy.When Spurs lost 7-2 at home to #Bayern last year, I really didn’t imagine Barcelona would go one better but #LionelMessi hands in Barcelona transfer request after 8-2 trashing by German champs! https://t.co/Hw7fTPx0Lh— STEVE MOSS V 🌹 ☘️ #BLM #AnimalRights #WearAMask (@mr_stephen_moss) August 26, 2020For example, Ajax told Luis Suárez that after years in his staff, he would certainly welcome him again. He would just have to pay a tenth of what he takes in Barcelona. So it probably won’t work.Messi is falling apart in front of Barcelona. And it doesn’t look like a phoenix, it should take off from the ashes in a week or a year. Messi and his advisers see that the club is facing a longer process. And he doesn’t have to wait for the Champions League to win for the fifth time in Barcelona.Former Barcelona captain Carles Puyol expressed Messi’s respect and admiration on Twitter, and Luis Suárez added an emoticon of clapping hands in response.Respect and admiration, Leo. All my support, friend.– Carles Puyol (@ Carles5puyol) August 25, 2020The last straw was apparently Lionel Messi’s interview with new coach Ronald Koeman. According to what appears in the Spanish media, Koeman should have told the captain that all previous privileges for him and other superstars were ending from now on. And that he would be adamant about it. The only priority for the new coach is exclusively the team, he does not want to allow the stars any further relief or special regime.And so, on Tuesday evening, Lionel Messi sent a fax to the management of Barcelona that he wanted to take the opportunity to terminate the contract and leave the club for free.Will Barcelona let Messi go?Messi has such a clause in the contract, but according to the club’s management, he would have had to apply it by June 10. Messi and his lawyers argue that the season dragged on because of the covid-19, and the opportunity to withdraw from the contract in this way applies to the entire summer break before the start of preparations for the next season.It is scheduled to begin on Sunday, when players are invited to health and physical fitness tests. If Messi does not show up, the club will perceive it as a breach of contract by him.So a dispute opens up here. And that can end in either a mutual compromise agreement or a lawsuit. If both sides turn their heads and Messi refuses to play for Barcelona, ​​wishing to leave for free, while the club will require a transfer exclusively for the amount specified in Messi’s exit clause, which is an astronomical and unrealistic 700 million euros, then they will remain things at a standstill. And Messi can spend the rest of his contract with Barcelona outside the green lawns.The Spanish media speculate that the club will propose a compromise to Messi. Namely, that it will allow him to leave if someone pays an amount corresponding to a club record for him. This means the amount of 222 million euros paid by the French PSG for Neymar three years ago.Barcelona would fill the club’s box office and make it easier to build a new team. In addition, it would save for Messi’s salary, which should be 50 million euros net a year, 100 million before taxes.It is speculated that Messi could be softened by the resignation of the club’s president, Josep Maria Bartomeu. But with Barca’s current economic situation, hardly anyone else can guarantee that everything will change from day to day with the flick of a magic wand.Where can Messi go?It has been two years since the relationship between Cristiano Ronald and Real Madrid has been exhausted. And the royal club allowed the Portuguese star to go below the price, for 117 million euros, to Juventus Turin. There they were looking forward to returning the eared cup for the Champions League winners with him after years. It did not happen.Ambitious Chinese owners of Inter Milan would also like to overtake Juventus on the domestic stage and then start collecting European trophies. Club President Steven Zhang has been trying to impress Messi for a long time.But the Italian journey does not seem likely to Messi.Paris SG certainly has a better chance, where he could meet Neymar again. And the financial side of the club does not have the slightest problem for the Qatari owners of the club, they are perhaps able and willing to pay even the 700 million euros.But this would, of course, be difficult to explain to the UEFA authorities, which guard the principles of Financial Fair Play. They could wrap it up with this instrument right away if something like this went through.Moreover, the French league is probably not exactly the ideal place for Messi to continue his slowly culminating career.Forget about transfer within the Spanish league. People around Messi have already assured Barcelona fans that Leo will not really leave for the hated Real Madrid.However, he also scored a nice few goals for him, look at them:And so we will “be left” with the English league. Messi is also reportedly receiving recommendations from her close friends Cesco Fabregas and Sergio Agüer.With the “Free Messi” variant, of course, the portfolio of candidates can be very wide. The sum of over 200 million euros will already significantly reduce it. And the limits associated with Financial Fair Play as if.United would be very interested. But in real terms, the most important factors clearly play Manchester City. Not only would he meet his friend Agüer here, but especially Pep Guardiola. And also with the duo Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain, which are officials of the club’s sports section, who moved from the Citizens to the management of Barcelona and Messi knows them very well. From the good old days of success.Even the treasury of Sheikh Mansour, who is basically owned by Manchester City, is practically bottomless. And the fact that the club with UEFA is at stake for the Financial Fair Play, they have become accustomed to it here and so far they have survived practically unscathed. The penalty of two years of expulsion from the Champions League was abolished by the CAS International Sports Arbitration. Everything went well with a fine.So if Messi is not persuaded in Barcelona or if the phenomenal Argentine is not stuck there due to his inability to agree, Manchester City seems to be Messi’s clear starting point.Here he can win trophies, here he will pay for it, here he will find people he trusts.Of course, Arab or Chinese clubs can also offer a huge “rocket” for him. But with them, of course, Lionel Messi would not win the European Champions League. He may still have plenty of time for such destinations.And if he wants to finish his career somewhere in his forties, he is more at home in Argentina, as he has said several times. Although he is said to be hampered in his thoughts about returning home by fears that he might ensure the safety of his family in South America.But nothing like that is far from the agenda now. The whole world – and not just the football world – will devour every news of Messi’s other fates in the coming days.Pep Guardiola would certainly not despise the opportunity to join forces and raise Messi’s eared cup over Messim’s head. Again and together.last_img read more

UFC middleweight Kelvin Gastelum suspended for failed drug test

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) — UFC middleweight Kelvin Gastelum has been suspended for three months after testing positive for marijuana metabolites around the time he fought Vitor Belfort in Fortaleza, Brazil, two months ago.Gastelum failed a drug test shortly after a first-round knockout win over Vitor Belfort on March 12. The Brazilian Superior Justice Court of MMA overturned his win and fined Gastelum 20 percent of his undisclosed purse.Shortly after, the 25-year-old tweeted his acceptance of the suspension but vowed to never fight in Brazil again.Suspension accepted, but i will NEVER fight in Brazil again. All they want is $$$$— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) May 7, 2017Due to the failed test, the UFC pulled Gastelum from a scheduled fight against Anderson “The Spider” Silva at UFC 212 on June 3.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

NFL suspends Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott for six games

first_imgJoe Faraoni / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) –The NFL has suspended Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for the first six games of the season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.The suspension comes after an over yearlong investigation into domestic violence accusations by Elliott’s ex-girlfriend in Columbus, Ohio, by the NFL. The Columbus City Attorney’s office announced last September that they would not pursue charges against Elliot, but the NFL can suspend a player without legal charges.The 2016 Rookie of the Year is planning on appealing the suspension, according to his representatives.Elliott must appeal within three days and a hearing must be scheduled within ten days of receipt of the notice. The appeal would be heard by either NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell or his designee. Any ruling would be considered binding.If the appeal is upheld, Elliott will be able to return to the Cowboys on Oct. 23, the day after the teams’ week 7 game against San Francisco.Last season, Elliott led the league in rushing with 1,631 yards and touchdowns with 15.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Mystics’ Elena Delle Donne earns second WNBA MVP award

first_img Sue Bird injury update: Storm star (knee) will not play this WNBA season Delle Donne received 41 of 43 first-place votes with a total of 420 points from a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters, according to the WNBA’s press release. Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner was second with 167 points, while Connecticut Sun forward-center Jonquel Jones was third with 145. Players were given 10 points for a first-place vote, seven for second, five for third, three for fourth and one for a fifth-place vote. Related News “She hasn’t been that far off from being an MVP her other years, either,” Mystics coach Mike Thibault said. “When you win it once and then get it again ⁠— and you’re still getting better ⁠— you have to be considered one of the best of all time.”Congratulations to @De11eDonne for being named the 2019 #WNBA Most Valuable Player 👏 pic.twitter.com/97ffIYSayS— WNBA (@WNBA) September 19, 2019With the 2019 honor, Delle Donne becomes the first player in WNBA history to earn the award with two different teams. She previously won the MVP in 2015 as a member of the Chicago Sky. Delle Donne joins five others who have been named MVP more than once. Delle Donne, who turned 30 earlier this month, ranked second in the league in scoring, averaging 19.5 points per game. She finished the regular season fifth in rebounding with 8.3 and 11th in blocked shots with 1.29 in 31 games this season. The seven-year veteran helped the Mystics finish with a 26-8 regular-season record and earn the top seed in the WNBA playoffs.  Washington Mystics power forward Elena Delle Donne has won her second career WNBA MVP award, the league announced Thursday.”It’s a huge thing,” Delle Donne said (per ESPN). “It’s something that, when my career is over, maybe I’ll look back on it and brag to my kids or grandkids.” “We did things in the weight room that she took immediately to the court,” Thibault said. “The things you see from her are a product of a great player who’s been willing to work hard to improve.”She was traded to the Mystics before the 2017 season and led Washington to the WNBA Finals last year, though it lost to Seattle.Delle Donne will be presented with the MVP award before Game 2 of the semifinals when the Mystics host the Las Vegas Aces on Thursday.last_img read more