Prevent summer slack-off with awards

By: Abigail RichardsThe warm weather is here and many employers know 'tis the season for workers to come in later or duck out a little early to enjoy more outdoor activities with their friends and family. Though it's likely businesses see employees taking more time off during the warmer months, enticing your staff to keep up with their workload through custom trophies and other prizes could ensure your company stays on point with production.A great way to make ...
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Popular video games earn praise

By: Jonathan BennettWhen it comes to gaming, it seems the same formula works to please a wide range of audiences. However, the recently announced Game Critics Awards nominees peg a startup company with the most praise. USA Today reports Respawn Entertainment's inaugural project, "Titanfall," earned an impressive six nominations, putting the brand up against a slew of more well known gaming companies."Titanfall" is up for Best of Show, Best Consol...
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Add some competition to your July Fourth bash

By: Tucker HarringtonWhen it comes to holidays, Fourth of July certainly takes the cake as being one of the most fun, mainly because it takes place in the heat of summer. If you have been in charge of hosting an annual backyard bash in our nation's honor, it might be hard to come up with new ideas to improve upon the soirees of years' past. Even just a few updates can garner plenty of positive attention from your guests, and one of the best ways to get people i...
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Virginia Beach business wins green awards in Big Apple

By: Tucker HarringtonFinding new and improved ways to run businesses with less of an impact on the environment has grown over the years. Not only are small steps like switching light bulbs or going paperless good for the Earth, they also help cut back on expenses. Despite these benefits, it's also nice to be praised for making a difference in the community, which is exactly what happened to Dennis Skelly, a senior manager for Liberty Property Trust.The Virginia Beac...
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Up-and-coming filmmakers praised at recent event

By: Jonathan BennettMaking it in the film and entertainment industry is no easy feat, which is why directors praised at the recent 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival were so excited with their custom trophies. According to the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, this year's event showcased a variety of U.S. and international pieces, bringing many people together to share their visions."Short Term 12," earned the Audience Award for its ability to capture the struggle...
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Electronic music to be recognized with own awards show

By: Tucker HarringtonElectronic dance music (EDM) has grown in popularity in recent years thanks to DJs like Calvin Harris and Deadmau5, as well as bands such as MGMT and Daft Punk. Though new categories at events like the Grammys and the American Music Awards have been added to honor this genre, electronic music may soon be getting an awards show all its own.USA Today reports a new partnership between Dick Clark Productions and Insomniac, a festival producing company, s...
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Innovative biotech company earns major green award

By: Abigail RichardsNew Zealand's own LanzaTech was recently honored with a green fuel award for its role in developing and producing low-carbon aviation fuel. LanzaTech earned the Observer Ethical Award alongside Virgin Atlantic for their part in flying greener. LanzaTech's CEO, Jennifer Holmgren​, was thrilled to accept one of these recognition awards."The coming global availability of low-carbon jet fuel made from waste materials will enable more sust...
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Three Georgia hospitals earn praise for heart care

By: Tucker HarringtonHeart disease is the leading cause of death among both men and women in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With so many coronary issues around the country, it's no wonder that hospitals aim to improve the quality of their heart-health care, to help increase survival rates.NorthFulton.com reports not just one, but three Georgia hospitals recently earned praise for their heart attack care from the American Heart Asso...
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UNI Dance Marathon event earns students’ praise

By: Tucker HarringtonThough most people dance to have fun, students who boogied down during the University of Northern Iowa's Dance Marathon broke a sweat for a deserving cause. The Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier reports money raised during the event goes toward helping Relay for Life, and now the volunteers of the Dance Marathon are being rewarded themselves.Those who organized and ran the event were one group selected for the annual Governor's Volunteer Awards, whic...
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Sidney Crosby earns Ted Lindsay Award

By: Jonathan BennettTwo teams may still be vying for the coveted Stanley Cup, but the National Hockey League's most outstanding player has already been selected. CBS Sports reports this year's recipient of the Ted Lindsay Award is Pittsburgh Penguins' own Sidney Crosby.According to the news source, Crosby was picked to take home one of these prestigious recognition awards after a vote involving members of the National Hockey League Players Association took plac...
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