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Washington president Jason Wright says Ozzie Newsome was one of his role models

In August the Washington Football team hired Jason Wright as their new team president. As soon as Wright accepted that position he became the first Black team president in NFL history. The pressure of calling the shots in one of the most dysfunctional organizations to date already has it’s challenges — doing so as a Black male opens the door to other pressures seen and unseen.

Recently, in an interview with NBC Sports Washington’s Brian Mitchell, Wright discussed how his transition into the new role, especially as a person of color, has gone. And how the Baltimore Ravens executive vice president, Ozzie Newsome has operated as a pivotal example for him.

“[Ozzie] Newsome has long been a role model of mine. I played most of my career with the Browns, so did Ozzie, so I always followed him,” Wright said. “Then, he was GM’ing our rival. He was extremely professional.”

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‘I Couldn’t Have Asked for a Better Role Model,’ Cindy McCain Says

From left: Roberta McCain and Sen. John McCain

Roberta McCain, the adventurous and outspoken mother of late Arizona Sen. John McCain and grandmother of The View co-host Meghan McCain, has died. She was 108.

Her death was announced by her daughter-in-law Cindy McCain, who wrote in a tweet on Monday that “I couldn’t have asked for a better role model or a better friend.”

Cindy wrote that Roberta “joins her husband Jack, her son John and daughter Sandy,” all of whom died before her.

TV anchor Greta Van Susteren, who considered herself Roberta’s best friend, tells PEOPLE Roberta “died peacefully” at home on Monday afternoon, with her surviving son Joe at her side. Van Susteren says Roberta did not die of the novel coronavirus but had had “labored breathing” and “started failing a few days ago.”

Roberta will be buried next to her husband, late Navy Adm. John “Jack” McCain

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Watch Firsts | Millie Bobby Brown Shares Her First Role Model, Celebrity Crush & More | Teen Vogue Video | CNE | Teenvogue.com

Two days after Stranger Things had released

somebody said, Hey, are you that girl from that show

Stranger Things that’s just come out?

I remember thinking like, oh my goodness.

I had very short hair

and I thought it was the coolest thing.

Hi guys it’s Millie Bobby Brown here

and today I’ll be sharing with you some of my firsts.

My first word was caca.

That was my first word, I was born in Spain.

That was my first word.

My first celebrity crush was Justin Bieber

probably, to be honest with you.

I mean

I thought to myself last night who was it?

Because my mum said Zac Efron okay?

Zac Efron honestly, wasn’t my first crush.

Justin Bieber.

You know,

♪ If I was your boyfriend ♪

Like that to me, like that was my jam.

Harry Styles, One Direction of course.

Timothée Chalamet I guess is

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Kings’ Quinton Byfield wants to be a role model for other Black hockey players

Canada's Quinton Byfield, left, tries to get past Jordan Harris of the U.S. during the world junior championships on Dec. 26. <span class="copyright">(Petr David Josek / Associated Press)</span>
Canada’s Quinton Byfield, left, tries to get past Jordan Harris of the U.S. during the world junior championships on Dec. 26. (Petr David Josek / Associated Press)

Quinton Byfield fell in love with hockey the way most Canadian kids do — sitting in front of the TV with his dad, Clinton, on Saturday nights and flicking on that week’s “Hockey Night in Canada” game.

Only, in Byfield’s case, his dad never played the game. For a long time, Clinton knew little about the sport they were watching.

Unlike most other Canadian kids, Byfield’s father isn’t from hockey’s homeland. Clinton is a Jamaican immigrant. So when he and his wife, Nicole Kasper, raised their family outside Toronto, the national sport wasn’t so much passed down to their son — it was picked up by the household … together.

“Those are big moments, just being able to share that,” Byfield said. “They

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Be like Mike (Purcell): Colorado kids have a new role model with the Broncos | Paul Klee | Premium

DENVER — For Colorado kids, there’s a new idol in town.

Mike Purcell was cut 10 times, by six NFL teams. He toiled on practice squads in New England, Chicago, San Francisco, Kansas City and North Carolina. He began 2019 in a league that no longer exists — the Alliance of American Football. When the AAF folded into oblivion, Purcell said, he briefly considered “a (real) job.”

“I probably would have (become a firefighter), if this didn’t work out,” Purcell said Tuesday.

It worked out — bigly. Once undrafted, unknown and unwanted, Big Mike signed a three-year extension with the Broncos, his hometown team, worth a reported $14.8 million — $8 million guaranteed. To honor the man, I drove from his old school, Highlands Ranch High, to UCHealth Training Center, where Purcell, a defensive lineman, became Colorado’s newest millionaire. The commute took 13 minutes. His wild journey took a decade

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Amy Coney Barrett: A Role Model for Mothers and Young Women

Judge Amy Coney Barrett meets with Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R., W. Va.) on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., September 30, 2020. (Sarah Silbiger/Reuters)

As some of us have already noted elsewhere on NRO, if confirmed, Judge Amy Coney Barrett would be the only mother sitting on the Supreme Court, and she’d be the first mother of school-aged children ever to do so. To most people inclined to view her nomination without the cynicism induced by despising either Trump or constitutional originalism (or both), that’s a pretty remarkable fact.

For American mothers, as well as for young women, Barrett is the sort of role model one doesn’t often come across in politics. As I pointed out in a piece here at NRO last week, her life and her success puts the lie to modern feminism’s false, harmful notion of freedom. And in my latest piece over at the Catholic Herald

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As Singapore Moves to Protect Local Jobs, Expats Question Their Role

A living room with a view.

Photographer: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg

Something big is missing from Singapore’s picturesque and impeccably maintained highway linking downtown with Changi A­irport: traffic.

The collapse in international travel has hit the city-state especially hard. Borders are shut to tourists and much of Singapore Airlines Ltd.’s proud fleet is mothballed. The idea of “flights to nowhere” had even been floated — effectively three-hour sight-seeing trips that would be bundled with staycations, shopping vouchers and limousine services. Now that has been scrapped for a plan to serve lunch aboard a grounded jumbo jet, a tour of the carrier’s training facilities and home delivery of first- and business class

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Iceland, an early coronavirus role model, closes bars and gyms as cases rise

The country, home to about 360,000 people, has recorded fewer than 3,000 cases of the novel coronavirus.

Ten people have died on the island after contracting the virus. But in the past two weeks, it has seen around 156 domestic cases per 100,000 residents, and officials worry the number of new infections will continue to rise.

“The epidemic is still growing,” state epidemiologist Porolfur Gudnason said Monday, as reported by Icelandic news site Kjarninn.

Icelandic officials on Monday also voiced concern over a growing number of people testing positive for the virus who had not previously been identified as having been exposed to it — a first indication the country’s contact tracing system may be starting to buckle under the strain of new cases.

Iceland’s tracing program, implemented earlier this year, earned praise early in the pandemic, alongside an ambitious testing plan, in which the country teamed up with a

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The Spanish Princess star Charlotte Hope on why Catherine of Aragon is her 2020 role model

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At first glance, Catherine of Aragon might not seem like the ideal role model for 2020.

But while it may be hard to fathom what the 16th-century queen could possibly have in common with our present moment, Charlotte Hope, who portrays Catherine in the upcoming second season of Starz’s The Spanish Princess, has been finding strength in her character as we navigate a global pandemic and unprecedented challenges.

“She’s actually been a really helpful role model for me in 2020 because Catherine is someone who gets knocked down a lot,” Hope tells EW. “And she keeps getting up and never stops fighting. A lot of 2020, I have felt like I have been knocked sideways, over and over again. Just to remember that somewhere in me, I played this woman that never gave up and that kept on fighting. That exists in my body somewhere, and that’s quite

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Swope honored as a role model for helping others

A business, sports and community leader for almost 70 years in Columbus has received one of the top honors from the state.

Joe Swope Jr., 85, is one of 24 Indiana senior citizens selected to receive the 2020 Golden Hoosier Award, presented through the office of Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch in collaboration with Indiana Family and Social Service Administration’s Division of Aging.

The recipients are being recognized for their long-term commitments to volunteering, their positive impacts to the lives of others and for serving as exceptional role models, Crouch said.

As a child, Swope had quite a role model to look up to. His father, Joe Swope Sr., was quarterback for the Indiana Hoosiers in 1915 during a brief time that Jim Thorpe serve as assistant coach. Thorpe is considered by many to be the most prolific athletes of the 20th Century.   

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