As a Councilmember, she served as the Chairwoman of the Committee on Economic Development, which created more than 5,000 affordable housing units, passed legislation to build the new soccer stadium, and secured from the federal government the best portion of the Walter Reed campus for DC. She also led her colleagues to pass comprehensive ethics reform and increased transparency in government contracting. She renamed a portion of 16th Street, NW, to Black Lives Matter Plaza, and encouraged her more than 182,000 Twitter followers to oust President Donald Trump in the coming election. She also chaired the National League of Cities Task Force on Housing, doubled the District’s annual investment in affordable housing, and set a bold goal to build 36,000 new homes by 2025. Each year, the NNPA recognizes courageous Americans that have impacted the nation and world in positive ways. This year’s recipients include: elected officials, a business maverick, and an educator. NNPA Board members noted about this year’s awardees that, while their career paths may be varied, the impact of their shared commitment to creating meaningful and beneficial change in the lives of African Americans cannot be underestimated. She sped up affordable housing production, diversified the DC economy, increased satisfaction in city services, and invested in programs and policies that allowed more families to live and thrive in DC. A graduate of Chatham University and American University – with honorary degrees from both Chatham University and Trinity University, Mayor Bowser has moved the forefront of racial equality and social justice. “In November, we say ‘next,’” Mayor Bowser proclaimed. Over the past five years, Mayor Bowser has added more than 57,000 jobs in DC, reduced unemployment by 28 percent, and increased DC Government’s annual spending with local businesses by $200 million. Mayor Bowser has earned credit for taking bold steps to reset DC’s global and national competitiveness. Further, the Mayor is credited with transforming DC’s homeless services system, building small, service-enriched shelters across the city, and bringing chronic homelessness to a 15-year low. Mayor Bowser also deployed the first major city body-worn camera program. Along with DC Democratic Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, she spearheaded the 2016 voter referendum on DC with more than 86 percent of voters approving of statehood. By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Senior National Correspondent Over the past five years, Mayor Bowser has added more than 57,000 jobs in DC, reduced unemployment by 28 percent, and increased DC Government’s annual spending with local businesses by $200 million. Before becoming Mayor in 2015, she served as the Ward 4 Councilmember on the District of Columbia Council – first elected in a special election in 2007 and re-elected in 2008 and 2012. On Sept. 17, the Mayor will receive the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) 2020 National Leadership Award. On Nov. 6, 2018, Muriel Bowser became the first woman ever re-elected as the Mayor of Washington, DC, and the first mayor to earn a second term in 16 years.
Latvian tennis player Anastasia Sevastova triumphed on Sunday in the “Bett1 Aces” show tournament in Berlin. Content will continue after the ad Advertising The 43rd rocket of the world ranking in the Sevastov finals with the result 3-6, 6-3, 10: 5 beat the Czech Peter Kvitov, who ranks 12th in the rating.Sevastova started the match successfully, maturing the opponent, but lost his second serve, which allowed the Czech to reach 2-2. Kvitova from Liepaja also broke in the eighth game and continued to win the set with 6-3.The second set went similarly until in the eighth game Sevastova took away the opponent’s serve and in the next game won – 6-3. The winner of the sample tournament was determined in a super break, where Sevastova quickly reached 5: 1, then did not use three match balls until he reached 10: 5, putting a point to the match.The Latvian tennis player realized three “eisus” in this match, while the opponent had two elusive services. Sevastova had more double mistakes (4: 3), but Kvitova had far more unforced errors (34:19).It has already been reported that Sevastova defeated Kiki Bertens from the Netherlands, who is ranked seventh in the world, in the semifinals on Friday with 6-1, 6-4. Sevastova had to meet Bertens for third place in the first tournament, but it was canceled. On Saturday, in the semifinals, the Latvian athlete defeated the world-ranked fifth racket Jeļina Svitoļina 6-1, 6-1.The second tournament took place in a hard-surfaced hangar at Berlin Tempelhof Airport, while the first took place in a stadium named after Steff County on the grass courts, but was not completed due to rain.It has already been reported that in the first round of the first tournament of Sevastov, the German Julia Gerges was defeated 6-3, 4-3, with the opponent leaving in the second set due to an ankle injury. In the semifinals, Sevastova gave up to Svitolina with 6-7 (2: 7), 3-6.Sevastov’s official games have not taken place since the end of February. It is planned that in a week and a half she will take part in the Latvian-Estonian national team match competition in Tallinn.The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) season will resume on August 3 in Palermo.