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  • Kavanaugh accuser Ford nominated for UNC award for her ‘courage’ and ‘inspiration’

    10/08/2018 4:42:01 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 77 replies
    Raleigh News and Observer (newspaper) ^ | 10/8/18 | Charles Duncan
    A group of faculty, students and alums at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill are nominating Christine Blasey Ford for a Distinguished Alumna Award after she testified before a Senate panel about her sexual assault allegations against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
  • Obama's speech at UI almost seven months in the making, (BARF ALERT!)

    08/31/2018 6:44:56 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    News Gazette ^ | 8/31/2018 | Julie Wurth
    Obama's speech at UI almost seven months in the making Fri, 08/31/2018 Julie Wurth PDF: Obama Douglas Award nomination Obama to speak Sept. 7 at UI URBANA — The invitation went out on Feb. 12 — Lincoln's birthday. The letter from University of Illinois President Tim Killeen to former President Barack Obama invited him to accept the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government, handed out by the UI's Institute of Government & Public Affairs. It wasn't the university's first run at Obama. In 2017, the campus had spent months trying to persuade the former president to deliver the...
  • Harvard gives Hillary Clinton award for 'transforming society' -- even when you lose you get a trop

    05/29/2018 9:07:21 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29,2018 | Lauren DeBellis Appell
    Clinton on Friday for her “transformative impact on society.” That’s not a misprint. The prestigious Ivy League university is giving the woman who ran for president and lost, twice, an award for transforming society. Harvard said it picked Clinton because of her advocacy for human rights, her work as a legislator, and her leadership around the world on behalf of America. If “transformative impact” and Hillary Clinton in the same sentence has you shaking your head, you’re not alone. She not only lost the presidency twice, she has wasted the last year and a half going on tour around the...
  • Billboard Music Awards Hit Record Low Ratings In Key Demo

    05/21/2018 12:17:17 PM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/21/2018 | Katie Jerkovich
    The 2018 Billboard Music Awards hit a new low Sunday night in the coveted demographic of ages 18-49, dropping 10 percent from last year’s low in overnight numbers. According to Variety, the three-hour music award show broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas scored an average of 2.1/8 share in the key demographic with 7 million viewers. In comparison, the 2017 awards show, which aired on ABC, averaged a 2.3 in the 18-49 age group with 7.7 million people tuned in. Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on...
  • LGBT group rescinds award for MSNBC’s Joy Reid

    04/25/2018 3:00:47 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    MSN ^ | 4-25-2018 | Joe Concha
    A leading LGBT advocacy group rescinded its Straight for Equality in Media Award to MSNBC host Joy Reid on Tuesday amid a controversy surrounding newly-unearthed homophobic comments made on a decade-old blog. Loading... Liz Owen, director of communications for PFLAG National, said the group had invited Reid to honor her at their 45th anniversary celebration knowing about some posts that she had already apologized for. But it said revelations of new posts had caused it to rescind the invitation. "We appreciated how she stepped up, took ownership, apologized for them, and did better-this is the behavior and approach we ask...
  • Colin Kaepernick receives the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award and decries ...

    04/21/2018 2:01:45 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2018
    Complete Headline: Colin Kaepernick receives the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award and decries what he calls 'legal lynchings' Colin Kaepernick, former San Francisco 49ers, received an award from Amnesty International on Saturday His former San Francisco 49ers teammate Eric Reid presented Kaepernick with the award during a ceremony in Amsterdam In his acceptance speech he talked about 'lawful lynching of black and brown people by the police' Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice. [Snip] In his acceptance speech, the award-winner described police killings...
  • 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."