NHL announces finalists for the Selke Award

By: Abigail RichardsThe NHL playoffs are currently in full swing, but that didn't stop the league from announcing the finalists for the Frank J. Selke Trophy. Given to the best defensive forward, the Selke Award often honors those players who bring skill and all-around intensity to the game. This year's final three are: Jonathan Toews, of the Chicago Blackhawks; Patrice Bergeron, of the Boston Bruins; and Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings.These three superstars...
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Keep employees content with recognition

By: Tucker HarringtonFeeling appreciated in the work place isn't the most important part of doing a job well, but it is certainly appreciated when someone goes above and beyond to help a company succeed. This idea is increasingly true as the economy starts to improve, giving more people a chance to head elsewhere if their efforts aren't being recognized. According to Forbes magazine, more employees than not view recognition though either a pat on the back ...
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Dublin, Ohio, earns major green energy awards

By: Abigail RichardsDublin, Ohio, residents have plenty to be proud of. Not only is the city hosting the 13th annual Green Ohio Energy Awards ceremony this year, but it will also be honored with various honors during the presentation. The event, which features the awards ceremony, an annual meeting, workshops and a green expo, will take place at Jerome High School May 17 and 18.According to the Dublin Villager, Dublin is being honored for its commitment to go green with its e...
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Drake leads the pack of BET Award nominees

By: Jonathan BennettIn case anyone was wondering, rapper Drake has certainly secured his spot in the hip hop genre. Not only does the young Canadian MC continue to drop hit after hit, it appears his fans are loving every minute of it. Case in point: Drake is up for an impressive 12 BET Awards, making him the leader of the pack with fellow MC's Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz trailing behind with eight nods a piece. According to the Los Angeles Times, Drake is up fo...
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Minnesota teen earns national arts award

By: Tucker HarringtonThis year's Scholastic Art and Writing Awards were recently announced and teens across the nation are being praised for their creative works of art and literary pieces. NBC affiliate KARE 11 reports Minnesota native Harrison Heinks was honored with one of these recognition awards for his unique sculpture. Heinks took home the gold medal for his creation, a pair of shoes, which he admitted took just 20 minutes to make. Creating pieces out of...
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Country greats announced as CMT performers

By: Abigail RichardsThis year's Country Music Television Awards is set to be one for the record books. Not only has 2012-13 been a great year for music in this genre, but the awards show is pulling out all the stops to ensure fans of country music see their favorite artists up on stage during the live show. MTV News reports this year, fans will have the chance to see major acts like Taylor Swift and Hunter Hayes hit the stage. It's also being reported that othe...
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Artists honored with National Design Awards

By: Tucker HarringtonThe old adage "do what you love and you'll never work a day," certainly rings true for the winners of this year's National Design Awards. These artists, including Paula Scher, showcase their talent and flair for design in the most creative and innovative ways. Scher, who has worked to create cultural, corporate and educational pieces since the 1970s, was recently honored for her work with the National Design Award in the Communication ...
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Denver Nuggets coach earns prestigious award

By: Jonathan BennettLeBron James might have taken home this year's regular season NBA MVP award, but George Karl, head coach of the Denver Nuggets, was praised with his own accolade. CBS Sports reports Karl was selected at the 2012-13 NBA Coach of the Year thanks to his commitment and ability to help his team win when it counts. "In earning his first NBA Coach of the Year, Karl totaled 404 points, including 62 first-place votes, from a panel of 121 sportsw...
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CMT Award nominations announced

By: Abigail RichardsCountry music's biggest stars will soon be gearing up for one of the most fun nights of the year, the Country Music Television Awards. According to The Associated Press, this year's nominations were recently announced, so fans of this genre can learn if their favorite artists made the cut and if they'll take home any recognition awards June 5.Female Video of the Year could go to either Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Jana Kramer, Kacey Musgrav...
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San Diego teen earns major writing award

By: Tucker HarringtonMost kids have to write essays on a regular basis, but for 13-year-old Maya Little-Sana, her work earned her more than just a good grade. ABC affiliate 10 News reports the San Diego native was recently selected as the winner of one of the most influential recognition awards a young writer can receive. Little-Sana will soon be heading to New York City to pick up the National Scholastic Art and Writing Award.According to U-T San Diego, Little-Sana'...
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