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Awards by the Numbers: How many People win the big awards each year?

October 22/2014
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There are four big-time American awards given out each year to the cream of the crop in the entertainment business: Oscars, Grammys, Emmys, and Tonys. Only 12 people, including Mel Brooks, Whoopi Goldberg, and Audrey Hepburn have ever won all four. Taking home what’s now known as an EGOT is obviously a rarity, but how many people take home at least one every year? Here’s a list of people who win the big awards every year in the US: Oscars Started in 1929, the Academy Awards are an annual event designed to honour artistic achievements in the film industry. Currently,…

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Athletes Stripped of their Trophies

October 15/2014
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With the huge pressure not only to perform, but to win, there’s no wonder why so many athletes have been found to use performance enhancing drugs to ensure they get the title. Unfortunately, many of these athletes have been found out and as a result, had their titles and awards stripped from them, leaving nothing but a memory of how hard they pushed themselves. The moral of this story is to play fair, but here’s a list of some of the most memorable cases of the last few years: Lance Armstrong The first athlete that comes to mind when thinking…

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Most Notorious Trophy Acceptances

October 08/2014
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Awards ceremonies are always fun to watch for the jokes, the outfits, and, of course, the drama. For the most part the ceremonies run fairly smoothly, but every once in a while there’s an event that we keep talking about for years to come. Whether they’re passionate, political, or merely pessimistic, award acceptance speeches can stay stuck in our minds forever. Here are three of the most memorable trophy acceptances to date: Marlon Brando, Academy Awards 1973 Though it happened more than 40 years ago, one of the most notorious trophy acceptance speeches was, in fact, a trophy un-acceptance. Winning…

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4 Must-Join Scarborough Sports Leagues for Kids

September 26/2014
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Sports are a part of a well-rounded child’s life. Having fundamental athletic skills is both important as a child and later on as an adult, as both team building skills and hand-eye coordination are nearly always superior in people who had played on team sports as a child. Scarborough offers a variety of sports for children! Here are the standouts. Bounce your way to success Scarborough Basketball Association is a registered non-profit organization with 10 years of experience. It is run and coached by volunteers, and the club has both girls and boys teams at different ages and skill levels…

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The Most Expensive Trophies in Sports

September 17/2014
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Professional sports are multi-billion dollar industries. From global franchises to jaw-dropping salaries, fans and companies are willing to pay what it takes to see their team make it to the top! When the best teams dominate their franchises, it’s only natural we honour them with the biggest and best trophies in sports. The Super Bowl Trophy The famous jeweler Tiffany is commissioned to make this special prize for the National Football League each year. To match the prestige of the Super Bowl, the trophy has several distinct characteristics: ● It towers over typical trophies at nearly 2 feet tall ●…

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World’s Most Important Fashion Prizes

September 02/2014
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Designers of luxury goods and recognizable fashion brands all started somewhere. The path to success in the fashion world is a difficult one and contracts are difficult to secure. Fashion awards can launch a designer from obscurity into the height of spotlight! Having captured the attention for a moment, the artist makes the most of their time. In make-or-break moves, budding designers attempt the treacherous climb to the top. A modest prize but a great start The International Festival of Fashion & Photography – Hyeres, is held when heavy-weight competitions aren’t. This annual festival takes place during April to May.…

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Why Einstein Never Received a Nobel Prize for Relativity

August 26/2014
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The Nobel Prize recognizes world class intelligence. Einstein’s world shaking work was awarded a Nobel Prize in physics in 1921. Surprisingly, the board chose to recognize how he advanced the law on the photoelectric effect. So why was Einstein denied the award for relativity? Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobel_Prize Einstein: smarter than you think Outside of his work on relativity, the famed professor contributed in a number of ways to research and invention. For example: theory of critical opalescence zero-point energy the Einstein refrigerator the unified field theory In addition, Einstein published several books, some written on philosophy. Education, his own and everyone…

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Which Actors Have Taken Home the Most Academy Awards

August 19/2014
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The first Academy Awards began in 1929 and has presented thousands of awards since. Some actors are excluded from the Awards year after year despite exceptional performances, while others can claim more than a couple of awards for their work. Forty actors fall under the second category, each one bringing exception talent to their roles. Read on to see which winners you recognize! The peerless Katharine Hepburn Her body of work stands out among the Hollywood greats and because of that she holds the most Academy Awards of any actor. From 1932 to 1981, her films has earned her 4…

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Trophies and Space: How to Display Your Awards Without Cluttering Your Home

August 12/2014
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Ceremonies, photos, handshakes give award winners the acknowledgement they deserve! Having peers and your local or professional community recognize personal contributions makes the work worthwhile. Awards are great for the resume and sometimes come with a prize, but what happens after the events wind down? After the fanfare dies, the trophy or medal finds its way home with you. What do your awards say about you? Take a look at your awards. Some of them will be more meaningful than others. A childhood certificate can be a token of a memorable personal milestone that some people want to share with…

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Ideas for Arranging Your Trophies

August 04/2014
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Are you one of those lucky few that seem to succeed at everything you do? Is your office or home bursting at the seams with awards, plaques, trophies, and other commemorative items that recognize your success? Looking for a way to organize all of your past achievements in a creative and decorative way? Check out some of these ideas to get you from clutter to cleanliness in a matter of a weekend! Trophy Shelf: Only have one or two awards you wish to share with your guests? Try a simple storage solution and showcase piece, a floating shelf. Choose a…

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