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  • Woman dies while trying to take a selfie

    11/25/2017 10:34:19 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 81 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 24, 2017 | Tamar Lapin
    A woman known for documenting her travels on social media fell to her death while trying to snap a selfie, according to reports. Toni Kelly, 20, a New Zealander living in London, died Nov. 14, two days after plunging out of a second-story window and suffering a severe brain injury, the Evening Standard reported.
  • Hillary Clinton Gets an Award and Tears Are Shed

    11/13/2017 8:28:00 AM PST · by simpson96 · 43 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/2/2017 | Katie Rogers
    WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton received a Democratic Woman of the Year Award — who else would it be? — at the Women’s National Democratic Club on Thursday, and the first tears were shed about three minutes after she took the stage. In a room full of purple suffragist sashes and elected officials, Nuchhi Currier, the president of the organization, choked up when she said the outcome of the election — 358 days ago — was “very different from what had been anticipated.” As the first anniversary of President Trump’s election win approaches, frustration and sadness over the loss of the...
  • Illinois Tollway’s Lao receives national engineering award

    09/26/2017 1:03:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Equipment World's Better Roads ^ | August 30, 2017 | Chris Hill
    The Gintong Pamana Awards Foundation has presented Illinois Tollway Deputy Chief of Program Implementation Clarita Lao with its 2017 Panday Pira Award for Outstanding Achievements in Engineering. The award recognizes “Filipino Americans nationwide whose accomplishments inspire, motivate and sustain others in the Filipino community.” The group recognized Lao for her engineering career accomplishments spanning more than three decades, her leadership and management skills and dedication to engineering excellence. As deputy chief of program implementation, Lao is responsible for providing overall project management and support for multiple engineering projects from inception to completion, including projects that are part of the Tollway’s...
  • NBC's Brian Williams Wins Dan Rather Memorial Award for Stupidest Analysis

    09/25/2017 4:13:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 22, 2017
    NBC's Brian Williams won the Dan Rather Memorial Award for the Stupidest Analysis at the Media Research Center's 30th Anniversary Gala last night in Washington, D.C. The audience awarded Williams with the prize for comments he made on MSNBC on Nov. 26, 2016, the night that Cuba's Communist dictator, Fidel Castro, died. Speaking of that nation impoverished by socialism, Williams said that people there would rather have "donkey carts" than cars and trucks as a mode of transportation. [Snip] Rep. Mark Meadows (R.-N.C.) accepted the award, saying: "Brian Williams would have been here but he is flying in a...
  • Jacobs Engineering wins 10-year PA traffic management contract

    09/20/2017 11:09:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | June 27, 2017 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded Jacobs Engineering Group a 10-year, multimillion dollar contract to design an active traffic management (ATM) system for Interstate 76 through Philadelphia, according to Traffic Technology Today. Jacobs' services for the Schuylkill Expressway will include preliminary and system engineering, design, analysis of alternatives, right-of-way acquisition and construction consultancy.The final ATM system could include occasional use of the shoulder, connected vehicle technology, variable speed limit signage and traffic jam detection and alerts. PennDOT could also implement features like ramp metering, junction control, dynamic lane assignments, and multimodal strategies in tandem with shoulder use....
  • Maxine Waters, the rock star, shines at black women's event

    08/06/2017 8:33:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    AP ^ | August 6, 2017 | Mesfin Fekadu
    Fiery Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters was welcomed like a contemporary rock star when she entered the 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards, as the audience screamed loudly and gave her the night's rowdiest and wildest applause. [Snip] "I want you to know, if it was not for the love and respect shown to me by black women, those right-wing ultra conservatives ... they would have me believe I'm too black, I'm too confrontational, I'm too tough, and I'm too disrespectful of them," she said. "But now I know I'm simply a strong, black woman."
  • Chelsea Clinton receives award for volunteering with her family's foundation after insisting ...

    04/26/2017 7:16:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | April 26, 2017 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    Complete Headline: Chelsea Clinton receives award for volunteering with her family's foundation after insisting she's not running for public office The former First Daughter was presented with the City Harvest Award for Commitment on Tuesday night at a gala for the hunger-fighting organization Despite making several public appearances in recent months, Clinton has previously shut down rumors that she would be running for public office She said 'no child should go hungry' as she spoke at the New York event Tuesday's event was also attended by Chrissy Teigen, and Martha Stewart Chelsea Clinton urged the importance of fighting hunger as...
  • Hispanic American construction association awards Illinois Tollway’s Jane Addams Memorial Tollway

    04/10/2017 4:08:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Equipment World's Better Roads ^ | March 17, 2017 | Chris Hill
    The Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) has presented the Illinois Tollway with a Project of the Year Award for the $2.5 billion Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (Interstate 90) Rebuilding and Widening Project. The award was presented during the association’s 38th annual awards banquet in Chicago. This is the second HACIA Project of the Year Award the Tollway has received, the first being presented in 2015 for the initial phase of this same project. “This project demonstrates how the Illinois Tollway has helped contribute to the growth and development of Hispanic-owned firms in the Chicago area and across Northern Illinois,”...
  • Chelsea Clinton To Receive Lifetime Impact Award For Some Reason

    03/23/2017 7:12:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/22/17 | Chuck Ross
    Chelsea Clinton is set to receive a Lifetime Impact award from Variety magazine and Lifetime next month, though it is unclear why. The former first daughter will be honored at a “Power of Women” luncheon on April 21, Variety announced. Jessica Chastain, Gayle King, Blake Lively, Audra McDonald and Shari Redstone will also receive the awards. Clinton, a 37-year-old mother of two, is receiving the award “for her work with Alliance for a Healthier Generation, which empowers kids to develop lifelong healthy habits,” Variety says in a statement. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, which helps fight childhood obesity, is...
  • Chelsea Clinton Gets Lifetime Achievement Award for Doing Nothing

    03/22/2017 5:27:06 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 60 replies
    Heat St. ^ | March 21, 2017 | Emily Zanotti
    Next month, Variety magazine will host its annual “Women in Power” luncheon, where it will pass out honors and awards to several lucky ladies who have dedicated their lives to the service of others. The “Lifetime Impact Honorees” are all women whose work in 2016 and before have made the world a better place. This year, for no apparent reason, Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, will get a one of those awards for her service to…well, that part’s not quite clear. But she’ll be honored for her achievement anyway.Read More...
  • Chelsea Clinton to Be Honored for Humanitarian Work

    03/20/2017 4:18:21 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 20, 2017 | Nick Bolger
    Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton will be honored by Variety magazine next month for her humanitarian work along with five other women. [Snip] Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, will be celebrated for her work with Alliance for a Healthier Generation, which says its goal is to "reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits." Clinton co-founded the group.
  • Obama to receive JFK foundation's 'Profile in Courage' award

    03/02/2017 12:26:26 PM PST · by PROCON · 33 replies
    cnn.com ^ | March 2, 2017 | Sophie Tatum
    Washington (CNN)Former President Barack Obama has been named the 2017 "Profile in Courage" award honoree by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. The foundation said Thursday it is recognizing Obama for "expanding health security for millions of Americans, restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba and leading a landmark international accord to combat climate change." The award, created in 1989, is given to a public official or group of public servants from any level of government each year "whose actions demonstrate the qualities of politically courageous leadership in the spirit of 'Profiles in Courage,' President Kennedy's 1957 Pulitzer prize-winning book," according to...
  • U. Chicago offers $500 for ‘creative ways’ to fight city’s ‘perception of violence’

    01/07/2017 8:40:48 AM PST · by Hube · 81 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 1/7/2017 | College Fix Staff
    The University of Chicago’s admissions office is offering an incentive to its student tour guides: Come up with “a creative way to dispel the negative perception'” that the city is unsafe. The Chicago Maroon obtained a copy of the email Assistant Director of Admissions Colleen Belak had sent out to the guides. The student who provided the message asked to remain anonymous due to a “confidentiality policy.” In her email, Belak manages to toss in the name of the president-elect: “If you’ve paid attention to the national news (or Donald Trump’s tweets) over the last few months, you’ll notice that...
  • Runner-Up Of The Year: Congrats To Hillary For Coming In Second For The Second Time

    12/07/2016 11:42:05 PM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 7, 2016 | Christian Datoc
    Congratulations to Hillary Clinton, runner-up for Time Magazine's 2016 Person of the Year cover issue. Clinton narrowly lost to President-elect Donald Trump, who was announced as Time’s selection Wednesday morning. "Winners get to write history," Charlotte Alter wrote of Clinton's second near-victory in the last two months. "Losers, if they are lucky, get a ballad."
  • Pennsylvania Turnpike agency to pay ex-worker $3.2M in whistleblower suit

    10/21/2016 10:03:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    WTAE ^ | October 7, 2016 | WTAE
    HARRISBURG, Pa. —A judge has ordered the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to pay a former worker more than $3 million after finding he was wrongly fired in retaliation for blowing the whistle on agency practices. Ralph Bailets sued the turnpike commission and two of its officials over his 2008 termination. He says he was dismissed for questioning a major computer contract, hiring practices and how large trucking firms qualify for E-ZPass discounts. Prosecutors in 2013 used his testimony to file corruption charges against several agency officials. The judge ruled in June that Bailets was wrongly terminated. PennLive.com reports the judge ruled...
  • Political cartoonist Michael RamirezWins Reuben Award, "Oscar" of Industry

    05/31/2016 11:09:19 AM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 12 replies
    Commercial Appeal ^ | May 31, 2016 | John Belfus
    By John Beifuss of The Commercial Appeal Already a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Michael Ramirez, former editorial cartoonist for The Commercial Appeal, this weekend received the cartoon industry's highest honor. Ramirez, 55, won the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year during the 70th annual "Oscars of cartooning," the awards ceremony of the National Cartoonists Society, the world's oldest, largest and most prestigious organization for professional cartoonists. The black-tie event took place Saturday night at The Peabody, marking the first time the cartoonists had met in Memphis. As the 73rd winner of the Reuben Award (a total...
  • USCIS Wins Igniting Innovation Award(Immigration Svcs awarded for replacing Americans with H-1B wor

    this came by email from uscis@public.govdelivery.com. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services won the overall Igniting Innovation Award Monday at The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council’s Igniting Innovation Showcase and Award event in Washington, D.C. A panel of government and industry judges selected USCIS as the overall winner for their work with myUSCIS, a service, available in both English and Spanish, that helps people navigate the immigration process. The tool launched in December 2014 and provides up-to-date information about immigration benefits, resources to find citizenship preparation classes and doctors across the country, and tools to help prepare for...
  • MI: Armed Man who Saved Woman Honored by Warren Mayor

    02/21/2016 12:37:50 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On 10 February, 2016, Didarul  Sarder, who was legally armed, used his handgun to stop a vicious knife attack on a woman in the GM facility in Warren, Michigan.  He likely saved her life.  Most of the action was caught on video.  GM has a "Gun Free" policy on their sites.  The original speculation was that Sarder would be fired.  There was enough of a public outcry for GM to make an exception to their policy.  Mayer Jim Fouts led the fight to insure that Sarder did not lose his job.  Fouts said that Sarder should be rewarded for...
  • Deputy too drunk to receive Mothers Against Drunk Driving award

    11/09/2015 10:26:31 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    WFTV ^ | 11/09/15 | George Mathis
    But in Florida, a 4-year deputy being honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving for making more than 100 DUI arrests was too intoxicated to pick up his award. Pinellas County deputy Michael Szeliga arrived at a statewide police training event "ready to party," according to WFLA. Szeliga, who allegedly packed a bottle of liquor for the 2-day training event in Fort Lauderdale, was described as “staggeringly drunk” by a witness at the Friday night banquet where he was slated to receive the MADD award. A 274-page report on the deputy’s behavior indicates he and two other officers went to the...
  • Rare painting of the Saginaw River

    10/13/2015 2:38:31 PM PDT · by Utah Binger · 49 replies
    www.askart.com | Staff
    Robert Clunie was born June 29, 1895 in Renfrewshire, Scotland. He began painting outdoors in his native Scotland at the age of 13 and was accepted to the Royal Scottish Academy. However, he cancelled his enrollment choosing instead to go to America. In 1911, he and his older brother William boarded the S.S. California for New York. Upon their arrival to the United States, they joined relatives in Saginaw, Michigan. In January 1918, wanting to escape the dark cold Michigan winters, Clunie boarded a train to Pasadena, California. It was on this return train trip back to Saginaw that he...