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Liu named Horrigan Award winner by PFWA

Liu named Horrigan Award winner by PFWA

Sports
Former NFL senior director of football communications Randall Liu was named the 2018 Jack Horrigan Award winner, the Professional Football Writers of America announced Friday. Liu, who spent 18 years on the league's communications staff, is the eighth current or former NFL employee to receive the award from the PFWA. Liu, who left the NFL to join CBS Sports as vice president of communications in May 2018, was nominated for the Horrigan Award for his professionalism, promptness, candor and effectiveness in coordinating media access at the NFL's major events, including the Super Bowl. The award is presently annually to the league or club official for his or her qualities and professional style in helping the pro football writers do their job. It is named for Horrigan, a sportswriter fo...
49ers WR Goodwin receives Halas Award

49ers WR Goodwin receives Halas Award

Sports
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin was named winner of the 2018 George Halas Award, The Pro Football Writers of America announced on Wednesday. The award is presented to an NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes the most adversity to succeed. Goodwin notably played through personal anguish last season, as his infant son died from pregnancy complications. Hours later, Goodwin caught an 83-yard touchdown pass against the New York Giants and broke down in the end zone with his teammates by his side. Five weeks later, his father died before a game against the Tennessee Titans. Goodwin reeled in a career-high 10 receptions for 114 yards in that contest. "On behalf of my wife and I, I would like to thank the PFWA for this prestigious award," Goodwin said. "I am so...
SpongeBob and Mean Girls dominate Tony Award nominations

SpongeBob and Mean Girls dominate Tony Award nominations

Entertainment
Stage adaptions of cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants and hit teen comedy Mean Girls lead the Tony Award nominations for best musical.The shows have 12 nods each and are joined by The Band's Visit, a romantic drama about eight Egyptian musicians, and Frozen, an adaption of the hit 2013 Disney film about a princess with magical powers.US comedian Tina Fey adapted her 2004 film Mean Girls for the stage with her composer husband Jeff Richmond.The story covers the high school life of the formerly home-schooled Cady Heron, who makes friends with the popular crowd known by outsiders as "The Plastics".On hearing of the musical's nomination, Richmond said: "We're new to this whole Broadway thing and this whole musical thing, so it was hard to tell which way everything could swing. We're delighted."The ...
Rana Kapoor felicitated with 'India Talent Management Award 2018'

Rana Kapoor felicitated with 'India Talent Management Award 2018'

Finance
Recently a popular business news TV channel felicitated the persistent efforts of Rana Kapoor, MD & CEO, YES BANK towards fostering an entrepreneurial spirit and best practices at one of India's fastest growing banks. The 'India Talent Management Award' recognizedthe innovative strategy of the Bank to enhance the capability, capacity and confidence of the employees - to put them a step ahead in tomorrow's workplace and economy.The visionary leader strongly believes in empowering young Talent and as a CEO, he likes to play the role of Chief Mentor for bright young talent, handpicked to take up challenges and transform into future leaders. "Our comprehensive 'Leadership Development' approach ensures that there is suitable, customised intervention to massively multiply Leadership Capabili...
Holocaust Museum revokes human rights award to Myanmar leader Suu Kyi

Holocaust Museum revokes human rights award to Myanmar leader Suu Kyi

World
March 7 (UPI) -- The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has rescinded a human rights award it gave to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi for failing to act on the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people in her country.The award, named after Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel, was given to Suu Kyi in 2012 shortly after she was released from a 15-year house arrest for resisting the country's military dictatorship and advocating for human rights in her country.But the museum says that since Suu Kyi was elected to lead Burma in 2016, she allowed the persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority to worsen."As the military's attacks against the Rohingya unfolded in 2016 and 2017, we had hoped that you -- as someone we and many others have celebrated for your commitment to human dignity an...