Freelance writer takes home Eclipse Award

By: Abigail Richards This year's Eclipse Award in the Feature/Commentary category went to freelance writer Ryan Goldberg. The Sports Network reports Goldberg won one of these prestigious recognition awards for his piece, "Keiber Coa Presses on a Year After Father's Fateful Spill." The article focused on the relationship between father-and-son jockeys Eibar and Keiber Coa. The story was featured in the Daily Racing Form "DRF Weekend," back on July...
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Legendary music producer honored in the UK

By: Tucker Harrington Famous British music producer Sir George Martin will soon be adding yet another award to his collection. Ultimate Classic Rock reports Martin will be honored with the Outstanding Contribution to U.K. Music Award by the Music Producers Guild. Martin, dubbed "the fifth Beatle," played a major role in the success of many of the Beatles' albums. Under his guidance, the group earned 30 number one hit songs, with many of their records going on t...
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Pennsylvania native wins MLB award

By: Jonathan Bennett For Mitch Lukevics, baseball has always been a part of his life. The Express-Times reports Lukevics started his major league baseball dreams after being signed by the Chicago White Sox in 1975, but was released in 1981. He had plans to head back to Pennsylvania to become a teacher and a baseball coach, but his passion for the sport changed that idea. Lukevics was asked back to the White Sox acting as a minor league pitching coach in the Gulf Coast League....
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Offer awards to best dressed guests at your New Year’s Eve party

By: Abigail RichardsChristmas is now over, which means it's time to move on to yet another important holiday - New Year's Eve. Hosting a party on this special night comes with some heavy considerations, as you'll want your friends to have the time of their lives.A great way to ensure guests are living it up is to have plenty of tasty food and good drinks on hand. Nothing says it's time to have fun quite like glasses of bubbly and fun hors d'oeuvre. An...
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Honor the best of the year with glass awards

By: Jonathan BennettIn a few days 2012 will be out and 2013 will be in. When it comes to business, many bosses are running around this time of year tying up any loose ends and finishing up paperwork. Even though it may soon be the start of a new fiscal year, it is still important to show gratitude to workers who have done a lot to make 2012 successful for your company.A great way to say "thank you" to certain employees who have continued to go above and beyond the e...
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Iowa nonprofit wins employee recognition

By: Abigail RichardsThe Iowa Donor Network in North Liberty, Iowa, was recently honored for its work in acting as the primary contact for organ, tissue and eye donations. The organization was one of eight winners of the statewide Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence Awards.Winners of the recognition awards are selected by the Iowa Quality Center and the Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence Executive Council. Iowa Donor Network received the top honors in the tier...
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Canada launching Screen Awards

By: Tucker HarringtonAmerica's neighbors to the North are looking to honor the best in Canadian films, and the nation is doing so in a big way. The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television will be hosting its first-ever Canadian Screen Awards during a six day fete, according The Hollywood Reporter.The Academy announced its big plans recently, and the almost week-long Canadian Screen Week will take place from February 26 through March 3, with the awards given out on th...
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Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M selected as Player of the Year by AP

By: Jonathan Bennett Texas A&M's freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel continues to have an impressive year on and off the football field. Most recently, The Associated Press presented Manziel with its Player of the Year award. This is just one of many recognition awards Manziel has received recently, as he was also named the winner of the coveted Heisman Trophy as well as the Davey O'Brien Award. He is the first freshman in history to be honored with the AP'...
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Give the gift of praise this Christmas

By: Abigail RichardsThe holiday season is in full swing and as many companies gear up for the laid back attitudes from their employees, others are pushing full steam ahead. Bosses in the latter categories may not be prepared to budge when it comes to ensuring work continues to get done, regardless of the date, but they might be able to make going into work near the holidays a bit more enticing for employees.A great way to improve the passion and standards during the holidays ...
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Sophomore from Old Dominion clenches Walter Payton Award

By: Tucker HarringtonSophomore quarterback Taylor Heinicke was recently named the recipient of this year's Walter Payton Award, making him the second person in this grade to achieve such success. Fox News reports despite the fact that Old Dominion's football team jumped to success when he started playing, Heinicke himself believes it's always been a team effort.Heinicke told the news source his team was playing for the seniors who started the program's suc...
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