Eagles’ Mike Patterson honored with Ed Block Courage Award

By Tucker HarringtonIt was recently announced that the Philadelphia Eagles awarded defensive tackle Mike Patterson with the team's 2011 Ed Block Courage Award, which honors those in the NFL who showcase their commitment to the sport and to their team.Patterson was given this award based on the choice he made during training camp practice. While at practice on August 3, Patterson suffered from a seizure and was diagnosed with an arteriovenous malformation in his brain. He was...
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Diana Ross to be honored at Grammys

By Abigail RichardsAt the upcoming 54th annual Grammy Awards, many musicians will be honored for their amazing work in the past year or in their lifetime. Even though the majority of the award winners will be announced live in February, the Recording Academy recently released that Diana Ross will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award along with some other musicians who have made an impact over the years."This year's honorees offer a variety of brilliance, contributions and...
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Richard Gere recipient of George Eastman Award

By Tucker HarringtonIt was recently announced that actor Richard Gere will be honored with the George Eastman Award due to his contributions to movies and humanitarian causes over the years, according The Associated Press.Gere will be presented with the award on February 16 at the George Eastman house, which is a restored home of the founder of the Kodak photography company, the news source reports. These awards have also be given to Lauren Bacall, Martin Scorsese and Meryl ...
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Steve Jobs receives Posthumous Grammy Award

By Jonathan BennettThe National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) is the organization that decides which musician or group from the past year deserves a Grammy at the annual awards ceremony. The NARAS recently announced that they will be giving their prestigious Trustees Award Grammy to the late Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, according to PC Magazine.Some may find it odd at first when they think of Jobs being honored with a musical award, but not when they think ...
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Charlize Theron to be presented with impact award

By Tucker HarringtonIt was recently announced that actress Charlize Theron will be honored at the Variety Impact Awards for her support of independent film, according to The Press Association.This award is given to actors who can easily move from roles in independent films to big studio projects, the news source reports. Theron will be presented with the trophy at the Palm Springs film festival on January 8.The 36-year-old South African actress has always been a supporter of...
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Vinny Curry Receives College Football Performance Award

Vinny Curry of Marshall University was recently awarded the College Football Performance Award for Elite Defensive Lineman in the Nation. He received the trophy at the Marshall versus Iona men's basketball game on December 11. FineAwards.com proudly designed and created this crystal football trophy for the College Football Performance Awards, which honors and awards players frequently throughout the college football season. This is not the first time that the College Footb...
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Recognize employees for a successful year

By Jonathan BennettThe year is coming to a close, and many employers are looking back over the past year to identify the weaknesses and the strengths of their company. Business owners will reflect on what they have done as a whole and what they want to change or continue throughout the next year. Some employers may want to take the time to recognize those exceptional employees that they would not have done as well without in the past 12 months.Offering recognition awards to ...
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EDAC Group honors Heilind Electronics with Distribution Award

By Tucker HarringtonIt was recently announced that the EDAC Group, a group of companies that design and manufacture interconnecting products, has awarded Heilind Electronics with the Distribution Service Excellence Award.Heilind is a large global company that distributes interconnecting products and electronics hardware around North America. They sell connectors, relays, switches, thermal management and circuit protection products, terminal blocks, wires, cables, wiring acce...
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Academy Award given to Orson Welles is auctioned off

By Abigail RichardsThe Academy Awards are considered the best of the best when it comes to those in the film industry. There are a number of noteworthy individuals who have gone up to that stage and received this prestigious honor. One of these people was Orson Welles, who won it for the original screenplay of "Citizen Kane" in 1942. This Oscar was recently auctioned off, and was sold for $861,000 in Los Angeles this past Tuesday, according to The Associated Press.This Oscar...
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Sodexo honored at Internal Control Awards

By Tucker HarringtonIt was recently announced that Sodexo, a company that helps other businesses excel based on employee performance, has been honored at the second Internal Control Awards. The company received the Best Contribution by Internal Audit.These recognition awards are put in place to honor those who implement the most efficient risk management and internal control systems.Sodexo was honored for its strategy of encouraging best practices while building a culture th...
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