Major (unexpected) laughs ensue at Daytime Emmy Awards

By: Abigail RichardsThe 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards took place June 16, and even though the ceremony isn't known for bringing the laughs, a few problems on stage had those in attendance and others watching at home in stitches. From envelope mix-ups to profanity, the event meant to honor the best in daytime TV, including soap operas and talk shows, certainly brought major drama. Upsets galore Though the stars of shows like "The Bold and the Beautiful," "The Young and...
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Men win big at Spike’s Guys Choice Awards

By: Jonathan BennettSure, at most award ceremonies what A-list leading ladies are wearing is the biggest event of the night. However, those watching Spike TV's annual Guys Choice Awards were treated to an array of fabulous men and tons of laughs. Though the awards show, which was taped June 11 and aired June 12, is meant to honor the best men in Hollywood, many leading ladies, including Jennifer Aniston, Kaley Cuoco and Jessica Alba, were all on hand to show some love to the...
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Local residents, students honored at Bromley Volunteer Awards

By: Abigail RichardsTaking pride in one's community not only secures a person's spot in their town, it also shows he or she is willing to give back and help others thrive. According to the News Shopper, local volunteers around the Bromley, U.K., region were recently honored with recognition awards to prove, giving back pays off. The annual awards, sponsored by Community Links Bromley, were given out during a special ceremony June 4 at the Bromley Central Library. Though...
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Chattanooga officials honor businesses for being green

By: Tucker HarringtonWith new information about global warming, changing ecosystems and other environmental hardships becoming available, more businesses around the nation are looking to step back and make a positive difference in how they affect the world. According to The Chattanoogan, the Tennessee city's Governor, Bill Haslam, recently honored a slew of local companies that have updated their offices to be more eco-friendly, with 2013 Governor's Environmen...
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North Carolina school employees earn praise

By: Jonathan BennettFor most teachers, the best gift of all is seeing their pupils succeed. However, being honored with recognition awards for excellence within the profession is certainly welcomed. Three individuals who work in the Alamance-Burlington School System in Burlington, N.C., recently earned such praise for their continued efforts to support local youth. According to the Burlington Times News, Alice Pulley was named School Nurse of the Year, Kimberly Yar...
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Tony Awards bring the laughs and drama

By: Abigail RichardsThe 67th annual Tony Awards took place June 9, and host Neil Patrick Harris made sure to bring the laughs and the theatrics to those in attendance and others watching at home. The event, held at Radio City Music Hall, was full of surprise winners, major A-list celebrities and heartfelt speeches by some of the hardest working individuals in the business. Big winners of the night Cyndi Lauper's baby, "Kinky Boots," earned six custom trophies including ...
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Green Leaders in Michigan to be honored

By: Tucker HarringtonGoing green is becoming more of a grassroots trend- the idea of being kinder to the environment has gone mainstream. To toast those who have gone above and beyond to reduce their carbon footprints, the Detroit Free Press will be honoring this year's MichiganGreen Leaders with an awards ceremony breakfast. According to the Detroit Free Press, the upcoming event will be held at the MotorCity Casino Hotel and will include a speech from U.S. Senato...
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Honor dad with custom trophies June 16

By: Abigail RichardsFather's Day will be here before you know it, which means it's time to start thinking about what presents may be best for dad. Though you could go the standard route - a tie, briefcase, socks or even a home cooked meal, it might be nice to get a bit more creative. Here are some fun gift ideas for dad:Tickets to an event One thing almost all fathers enjoy is sports. So it could be a thoughtful idea to purchase tickets to a baseball game ...
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Idaho mining company honored with multiple safety awards

By: Jonathan BennettCoal mining is not only a profitable industry - it's also a dangerous one. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2007, the rate of fatal injuries within the coal mining industry was 24.8 deaths per 100,000 fulltime workers. Though there is risk, many companies around the nation are working hard to improve the conditions and safety of coal workers. Coeur Mining Inc. is one company that has gone above and beyond to ensure the safety of its em...
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Fashion wins big at CDFA awards

By: Abigail RichardsFor many fashion designers, the biggest award of all is having A-list celebrities don their outfits at major events such as the Golden Globes or the Academy Awards. However, earning praise from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), is another major milestone for a fashion house. This year's CFDA Awards took place June 3, and a slew of famed designers, actors, actresses and even political figures attended the New York City ceremony to toast d...
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