Rawlings Gold Glove Award

The Rawlings Gold Glove Award referred to as the Gold Glove, is the award given annually to the Major League Baseball players judged to have exhibited superior individual fielding performances at each fielding position in both the National League and the American League. Winners are determined from voting by the managers and coaches in each league, who are not permitted to vote for their own players. Additionally, a sabermetric component provided by the Society for American Baseball Research accounts for 25 percent of the vote. In 1957, the baseball glove manufacturer Rawlings created the Gold Glove Award to commemorate the best fielding performance at each position. Winners receive a glove affixed to a walnut base. In the inaugural year, one Gold Glove was awarded to the top fielder at each position in MLB. Thus, 18 Gold Gloves are awarded annually, one at each of the nine fielding positions for each league. Since 2016, a Gold Glove is awarded each year to one fastpitch softball player in the National Pro Fastpitch league.

For the first four seasons of the award, individual awards were presented to left fielders, center fielders, right fielders. From 1961 through 2010, the phrase "at each position" was no longer accurate, since the prize was presented to three outfielders irrespective of their specific position. Any combination of outfielders three center fielders, could win the award in the same year. Critics called for awarding a single Gold Glove for each individual outfield position, arguing that the three outfield positions are not equivalent defensively. Starting in 2011, separate awards for each outfield position were once again presented. In the 1985 American League voting, a tie for third-place resulted in the presentation of Gold Glove Awards to four outfielders. Before involvement of the Society for American Baseball Research in the voting process, The Boston Globe writer Peter Abraham said the Fielding Bible Awards "are far more accurate" than the Gold Glove awards since statistics are used along with the opinions of an expert panel.

The Gold Gloves are selected by managers and coaches that may have seen a player as few as six times during the season. Bill Chuck of Comcast SportsNet New England wrote that Gold Glove voters counted only errors to determine winners. Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times said the votes for the Gold Gloves rely on a player's past reputation; the Associated Press wrote that "some fans have viewed the Gold Gloves as a popularity contest suggesting that a player's performance at the plate helped draw extra attention to his glove." After winning the AL Gold Glove at first base in both 1997 and 1998, Rafael Palmeiro won again in 1999 with the Texas Rangers while only appearing in 28 games as a first baseman. Derek Jeter, winner of five Gold Gloves, believes. In 2013, Rawlings collaborated on the Gold Glove Award with SABR, who provided the SABR Defensive Index to add a sabermetric component to the selection process; the index accounted for 25 percent of the vote, while managers and coaches continued to provide the majority.

Afterwards, Jay Jaffe of Sports Illustrated wrote that the Gold Gloves "appear to have closed the gap on their more statistically-driven counterparts." SABR and FiveThirtyEight believed that the impact to the voting results by SDI, included on the voters' ballots, went beyond its 25 own percent weight and influenced the managers' and coaches' voting. The most Gold Gloves won by one player is 18 by pitcher Greg Maddux, he won 13 consecutive awards from all in the National League. Brooks Robinson has the most wins for a position player, with 16 Gold Gloves, all at third base, is tied for the second-highest total overall with pitcher Jim Kaat, who won his 16 awards consecutively. Iván Rodríguez has won the most Gold Gloves as a catcher, with 13 career awards in the American League. Ozzie Smith has 13 wins at shortstop. Among outfielders, Roberto Clemente and Willie Mays, who played right field and center field are tied for the lead with 12 Gold Gloves. Keith Hernandez, the leader at first base, has won 11 times, Roberto Alomar leads second basemen with 10 wins.

Other players with 10 or more wins include shortstop Omar Vizquel, catcher Johnny Bench, third baseman Mike Schmidt, outfielders Ken Griffey Jr. Ichiro Suzuki, Andruw Jones, Al Kaline; the only player to win Gold Gloves as an infielder and outfielder is Darin Erstad, who won Gold Gloves as an outfielder in 2000 and 2002 and as a first baseman in 2004, all with the Anaheim Angels. The only other player to win Gold Gloves at multiple positions is Plácido Polanco, who won at second base and third base. Family pairs to win Gold Gloves include brothers Ken and Clete Boyer, brothers Sandy Alomar, Jr. and Roberto Alomar and Yadier Molina and son Bobby and Barry Bonds, father and son Bob and Bret Boone. ^LF won as a left fielder ^CF won as a center fielder ^RF won as a right fielder On February 20, 2007, Major League Baseball and Rawlings announced that an all-time Gold Glove Team

Habib Haddad

Habib Haddad is a serial entrepreneur and early stage investor. He is the President and Managing Director of the E14Fund that invests in spin-offs from MIT. Haddad has founded a number of tech companies including Wamda, YallaStartup, others, he has been named by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2009 and as a top innovator under 35 by the MIT Technology Review. Haddad's work in the MENA region is credited with playing a key role in strengthening its entrepreneurship ecosystem. Haddad holds a Bachelor of Computer and Communication Engineering from the American University in Beirut and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. Haddad is the President and Managing Director of the E14Fund that invests in spin-offs from MIT such as Formlabs, Soofa, TulipSystems and others. In 2004, Haddad was a founding engineer at an image based modeling software company Mok3 as a venture backed spinoff from MIT CSAIL, where he served until 2005 and joined ATI as a senior software engineer.

In 2006, he founded Relief Lebanon to support relief efforts during the 2006 war in Lebanon. The grass root effort was featured by the "101 Stories to Tell" initiative by the UNDP in February 2009. In 2007, Haddad founded the leading Arabic transliteration and smart search engine. In 2012, Yahoo! acquired a license to Yamli's technologies. Yamli has been praised for re-energizing the Arabic language online. In 2009, Haddad along with two other Middle East technology entrepreneurs, YallaStartup, an NGO that aims to foster early stage entrepreneurship and startup creation, it was one of the first support organizations for MENA Entrepreneurs. In 2011 he co-created, a website that brought 1000 volunteers to transcribe and translate voicemails from the Egyptian protesters after the government shutdown of the internet. He started the company when Google and Twitter launched a project to allow people to leave a voice mail that will be put on Twitter, Haddad came up with an idea to crowd source translation of those voices in real time from Arabic to other languages.

From 2012 to 2016, he was the founding CEO of Wamda, a platform of programs and networks that aims to accelerate entrepreneurship ecosystems across the MENA region. He served as a venture partner of Wamda Capital, a growth capital VC fund, with investments in startups like taxi-hailing app Careem and LittleBits 2009: The World Economic Forum recognized Haddad as a Young Global Leader. 30 under 30 Most Powerful Arabs, Arabian Business. 2011: Named as a Top Innovator under 35 by the MIT Technology Review. 2009, 2015: Distinguished Alumni Award, American University of Beirut. 2013: The Arab Thought Foundation awarded him the "Arab Creativity Award". The same year the American University Beirut honoured the entrepreneur as a distinguished alum. 2012: Young Entrepreneur Award, Takreem 2015: Most powerful 100 Arabs under 40, Arabian Business. 2016: American University of Beirut counts him among one of 150 AUB History Makers for the university's 150 year anniversary. Member of the Technology Pioneers selection committee of the World Economic Forum Co-Chair World Economic Forum Summit on the Middle East & North Africa Vice Chair of the Global Agenda Council on Entrepreneurship, Member of to the Global Agenda Council on Innovation - World Economic Forum Member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Systems and Platforms Academy Member, Global Teacher Prize Advisory Board Member, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut

List of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX characters

This is the list of characters in the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime series. Jaden Yuki Voiced by: KENN, he is described as an energetic and optimistic boy who comes to Duel Academy to learn to become the new King of Games. He is known to be quite lucky when it comes to his draws, he is capable of communicating with Duel Spirits, most conversing with Winged Kuriboh, a card he received from Yugi Mutou on the day of his entrance exam. He specializes in using Fusion Monsters, his main deck being the Elemental Heroes deck before obtaining a set of Neo-Spacian monsters and his key card, Elemental Hero Neos. Following the third season, in which he entered an alternate dimension and confronted the duel spirit, Yubel, he has gained the powers of both The Supreme King, an evil alter-ego he temporarily took on, Yubel, giving him powerful insight. Syrus Truesdale Voiced by: Masami Suzuki, he doubts himself, living in the shadow of his older brother Zane, but has shown himself to be a talented duelist, managing to rise in the ranks from Slifer Red to Ra Yellow to Obelisk Blue.

He battles using a Vehicroid deck, which in season four becomes a Cyberoid deck that he creates by implementing Zane's Cyber Dark Dragon deck. Chumley Huffington Voiced by: Takehiro Hasu, he becomes more confident after being encouraged by Jaden. He is associated with Silfer Red, he leaves Duel Academy in order to work at Industrial Illusions as a card designer. Bastion Misawa Voiced by: Yūki Masuda, his strength is in relying on rational methods. He possesses six calculated decks for each Monster attribute. At the end of season three, he stays behind in an alternate dimension to help out its inhabitants. In both the manga and anime, Bastion is shown to research those he seeks to duel to devise strategies to use against them. In the manga, Bastion is shown to use a Yokai deck. Chazz Princeton Voiced by: Taiki Matsuno, he is elitist. He thus becomes one of Jaden's rivals throughout the series, though he gains a mutual respect for Jaden on, it is revealed early in the first season of the series that his elitism stems from his older brothers who urge him to become a great duelist in order to have their family reign over the dueling world, as his brothers rule over the political and financial worlds.

After becoming estranged with his brothers, Chazz decides to pursue a career in dueling, without their help. It is revealed; when Alexis's brother arrives to take his sister to make a band, they have a duel. During the duel, Chazz cheers on Alexis, he has an awkward crush on her. He uses a power based deck, focusing on powerful monsters such as the Armed Dragons. On, he becomes able to see duel spirits and starts using the Ojama Trio, a trio of brothers with zero attack points but several uses, his self-imposed nickname in the English version is "The Chazz" while his Japanese nickname is "Manjoume Thunder,", spawned from the phrase "It's Manjoume-san!". In the manga, Chazz is a more serious character than his anime counterpart, his main spirit card is Light and Darkness Dragon. Chazz's character design was overseen by Kenichi Hara, his usual outfit consists of a tattered black jacket with gray trimmings and sharp edges flowing out the costume's lower back. Chazz wore the standard Obelisk Blue uniform, but switched to the black outfit after the leaving the school temporarily midway through the first season.

He wore a white version of his standard black outfit during his time in the Society of Light. Following his time at Duel Academy, Chazz Princeton went on to found Princeton University. Alexis Rhodes Voiced by: Sanae Kobayashi, she is not elitist like many of the other Blue members, takes interest in Jaden. It is revealed that she loves Jaden. In the manga however, she shows no romantic feelings for Jaden, she duels using a Cyber Girl deck. Jaden accepted a duel with another player, whomever won was to be engaged to Alexis, Jaden won but in the end had no idea what fiancee meant so Alexis responded " It means friends. At least for now, big guy." She knows that Chazz has a crush on her. Alexis, along with Zane Truesdale and Chazz Princeton, is one of the top students at Duel Academy, she does not follow the crowd nor does she regard herself as better than other people like some students in the dormitory, but has a stern pride as an Obelisk Blue duelist. Alexis mourns for her long-lost older brot