Hill International awarded at the Women’s Transportation Seminar

By Tucker HarringtonIt was recently announced that one of world's biggest construction risk management companies, Hill International, was awarded with the Employer of the Year Award, which was presented by the Orange County Chapter of the Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS). The awards ceremony was at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel in Anaheim.This award is given annually to a company that shows an outstanding history of affirmative action over the years, in both hiring an...
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Courage Award goes to Arthur Ray Jr.

By Tucker HarringtonThe Discover Orange Bowl recently announced that Michigan State's Arthur Ray Jr. was honored with the FWAA Courage Award, according to the Missouri Sports Magazine.Ray was diagnosed with bone cancer in his leg right after being recruited by Michigan State in 2007. He remained on scholarship for the next two years, as he battled the disease and was forced to be on crutches until 2009. When he was cleared to play football, one of the starters stepped down t...
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Artists awarded for reaching number one

By Tucker HarringtonMusicians in the UK who reach number one on the charts will be receiving an award for it, according to The Press Association. The Officials Charts Company (OCC) will now be handing out awards to those who have number one singles, beginning this Christmas."For all artists, reaching number one in the Official Singles Chart continues to be the pinnacle of success in the UK," OCC managing director, Martin Talbot, told the news source. "But, until now, they ha...
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British Comedy Awards took place this past weekend

By Abigail RichardsThe British Comedy Awards took place in London this past weekend, and there were a number of people recognized for their work in the industry, according to The Telegraph.Victoria Wood was honored with the Best Female Comic Award and comedian Stewart Lee took home two awards for Best Male Television Comic and Best Comedy Entertainment Program. Also, Miranda Hart was nominated for four and walked away with one."I think British comedy is in an incredible spot...
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Actress Rooney Mara accepts MTV honor of best film of the year

By Tucker HarringtonMTV Movies recently announced that they have chosen "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" as this year's Best Movie of 2011, according to MTV News.One of the main characters in the movie, Lisbeth Salander, was played by actress Rooney Mara, who accepted the award on behalf of those who helped with the film."So many people worked so hard on this film. It was just a year of really hard work. I feel like we put so much work into it," Mara told the news source. "...
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Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy wins coaching award

By Abigail RichardsIt was recently announced that the football coach of Oklahoma State University, Mike Gundy, has been awarded with the title of National Coach of the Year. This honor is also known as the Eddie Robinson Award and is given by the Football Writers Association of America, according to The Associated Press.Gundy will be presented with his award at the annual ceremony on January 8. He led the Cowboys, which were ranked third, to an 11-1 season, including their f...
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Emeli Sande wins Critics’ Choice Award by BRITs

By Tucker HarringtonScottish singer and songwriter Emeli Sande has been honored with the Critics' Choice Award, which is given by the British Rock Industry Trust (BRIT). This award is given to the most promising up-and-coming music artists of the year, according to Reuters."To win a BRIT Award so early in my career is beyond a dream come true," Sande told the news source.  "I am overwhelmed to be the recipient of such a prestigious award."Previous recipients of the awar...
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Golden Globe nominations announced Thursday morning

By Tucker HarringtonIt's official - award season is truly here now that the Golden Globe Awards nominations, which honors the best in TV and film, have been announced.Up for Best Motion Picture in a Drama are "The Descendants," "The Help," "Hugo," "The Ides of March," "Moneyball" and "War Horse." The comedy and musical nominations went to "The Artist," "Midnight in Paris," "50/50," "Bridesmaids," and "My Week with Marilyn."There were a number of snubs and shocks with the awa...
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‘The Help’ takes most nominations for SAG Awards

By Abigail RichardsNominees for this year's Screen Actor Guild Awards were recently announced at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, and "The Help" received the most nods with four overall."The Help" was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, and will be up against the cast of "The Artist," "Bridesmaids," "The Descendants" and "Midnight in Paris." The southern drama also received nods in the Female Actor in a Leading Role category, which w...
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Lattice Engines wins Red Herring Top 100 award

By Abigail RichardsIt was recently announced that Lattice Engines, which is one of the the leaders in B2B sales intelligence software and helps private companies worldwide, was chosen as the winner of the 2011 Red Herring Global Top 100 award. This recognition award is given to a company or provider that has grown at an exceptional rate with cutting-edge technology."With this award, Red Herring recognizes our success in operationalizing data-driven selling and making front-l...
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