The Commendation Medal is a mid-level United States military decoration which is presented for sustained acts of heroism or meritorious service. The Commendation Medal was originally only a ribbon and was first awarded by the U. S. Navy. An Army Commendation Ribbon followed in 1945, and in 1949, the Navy, Coast Guard, by 1960, the Commendation Ribbons had been authorized as full medals and were subsequently referred to as Commendation Medals. Additional awards of the Army and Air Force Commendation Medals are denoted by bronze, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and Coast Guard Commendation Medal are authorized gold and silver 5/16 inch stars to denote additional awards. The Operational Distinguishing Device is authorized for wear on the Coast Guard Commendation Medal upon approval of the awarding authority, order of Precedence is following the Bronze Star Medal but before the Prisoner of War Medal and all campaign medals. Each of the services also awards separate Achievement Medals which are below the Commendation Medals in precedence. This award is intended for service on a joint military staff and is senior in precedence to service-specific Commendation Medals. As such, it is worn above the service Commendation Medals on a military uniform. S, Army after December 6,1941, distinguished themselves by heroism, meritorious achievement or meritorious service. Approval of the award must be made by an officer in the grade of Colonel or higher, the medallion of the Army Commendation Medal is a bronze hexagon, 1 3⁄8 inches wide. On the medallion is an American bald eagle with wings spread horizontally, on its breast is a shield paly of thirteen pieces and a chief. The reverse bears a panel for naming between the words FOR MILITARY above and MERIT below, all placed above a laurel sprig, the ribbon is 1 3⁄8 inches wide primarily of myrtle green. It is edged in white and in the center are five thin white stripes spaced equally apart, devices Oak leaf cluster and V Device The U. S. Air Force began issuing its own Air Force Commendation Medal in 1958 with additional awards denoted by oak leaf clusters. Prior to this time, USAF recipients received the Army Commendation Medal and it was not until 1996 that the V device was authorized on the Air Force Commendation Medal, prior to 1996, there was not a valor distinction in effect for the Air Force Commendation Medal. For USAF enlisted personnel, the Air Force Commendation Medal is worth three points under the Air Force enlisted promotion system, approval of the award must be made by an officer in the grade of Colonel or higher. The Air Force Commendation Medal is a bronze hexagonal medallion, on the medallion is a shield surmounted by an eagle superimposed over clouds. On the shield bears a pair of wings and a vertical baton with an eagles claw at either end, behind the shield are eight lightning bolts. The design on the shield is derived from the Seal of the Department of the Air Force, the ribbon of the Air Force Commendation Medal is golden yellow with blue edges. In the center are three bands of blue, the stripes are thin with the center stripe being wider
It is one of Europes most distinguished recognitions. The prize is named after Desiderius Erasmus, the Dutch Renaissance humanist, as of 2015, the prize consists of €150,000 and an adornment that was designed by Bruno Ninaber van Eyben in 1995. The adornment is a ribbon folded in the style of a harmonica, the ribbon bears a text in the handwriting of Erasmus taken from a letter to Jean Carondelet written on 5 January 1523. Which translates to Diverse are the gifts of men of genius, let each one reveal the scope of his competence and let no one be envious of another who in keeping with his own ability and style tries to make a useful contribution to the education of all. The award ceremony takes place at the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. A wide range of academic and cultural activities are organised around the Erasmus Prize award ceremony, in cooperation with other academic and these have included lectures, conferences, workshops, exhibitions, performances of dance, music and theatre, and other educational activities. An essay on the topic of the laureate and their work is also published, the prize was first awarded in 1958. As of 2015 it has awarded a total of 73 times in 53 years. The area in which the Erasmus prize will be awarded is decided upon in advance by the Foundations board, an advisory committee then consults with Dutch and foreign experts before proposing a laureate, the final choice of the laureate is then made by the Foundations board. The Erasmus prize is not intended to stimulate young researchers, however, the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation has awarded from 1988 yearly studyprizes for exceptionally high quality PHD studies on the field of humanities or social sciences
Medal "For Impeccable Service"
The Medal For Impeccable Service was established in three classes. The first class was awarded for twenty years of excellent service, the class for fifteen. The Medal For Impeccable Service was worn on the side of the chest. If worn in the presence of Orders or medals of the Russian Federation, the Medal For Impeccable Service was a 32-millimetre-diameter circular medal with a raised rim on both the obverse and reverse. On the obverse at center, the outline of a large five-pointed star with the hammer and sickle at its center. Along the circumference of the medal, passing between the rim and the points of the star, a laurel wreath. On the reverse of the Defence Ministry medal, the relief inscription along the upper medal circumference, ARMED FORCES, at the bottom. In the center, the inscription on four lines FOR YEARS OF IMPECCABLE SERVICE over a small five pointed star. On the reverse of the Interior Ministry medal, at the top, a small relief five-pointed star, at the bottom, in the center, the relief inscription on three lines FOR YEARS OF IMPECCABLE SERVICE. On the reverse of the Ministry for the Protection of Public Order medal, at the top, a small relief five-pointed star, at the bottom, in the center, the relief inscription on three lines FOR YEARS OF IMPECCABLE SERVICE. The first-class medal was struck from silver, after 1965 it was constructed of silver-plated brass. The central star on its obverse was enamelled in red, the second-class medal from its inception was also constructed from silver-plated brass, with the exception of the central star on its obverse. The third-class medal was struck from solid brass. The individuals below were all recipients of the Medal For Impeccable Service
The Nigar Awards are presented in an annual award show to recognize outstanding achievement in Pakistani cinema. The honor is awarded by the historic Nigar Magazine, the annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists. The first Nigar Awards ceremony was held in 1957, to honor the accomplishments of Pakistani cinema for the year 1956, in 2002, following the 46th Annual Nigar Awards, Nigar Magazine announced its discontinuation of the awards due to the collapse of the Pakistani cinema industry. After a 15 year hiatus, with the revival of Pakistani cinema, the Nigar Awards were introduced in 1957 by Ilyas Rashidi, also known as Baba-e-Filmi Sahafat in Pakistan. The award was an extension of the Nigar Magazine, which was founded by Rashidi in 1948 and was Pakistan’s first weekly newspaper dedicated solely to Pakistani cinema. Ilyas Rashidi acquired experience in entertainment journalism through his association with Umer Azad and his daily newspaper Anjum, Ilyas had been inspired by Filmfare magazine and thus purchased a childrens magazine Monthly Nigar from his friend Ibne Hassan Nigar, and re-branded it as a weekly film magazine from Karachi. The first award ceremony was held on 17 July 1957 at Evernew Studios in Lahore. Ilyas Rashidi had initially chosen the design of a lady statuette, during the Islamic dictatorial rule of President General Zia-ul-Haq and his regime, the statue design was changed into a textual design. In 2017, the 47th Nigar Awards will revert back to the original award design, instead of the usual practice of envelope opening, the award committee prints the names of the winners on the back of the invitation cards that are sent to all invitees. This removes the charm of suspenseful moments for the attendees, the Nigar Awards are also known for their impartial assessment and unbiased attitude as compared with other high-level awards in Pakistan for the public entertainment media
A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an honor awarded by The Recording Academy to recognize outstanding achievement in the mainly English-language music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of awards that have a more popular interest. It shares recognition of the industry as that of the other performance awards such as the Emmy Awards, the Tony Awards. The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4,1959, to honor, following the 2011 ceremony, The Academy overhauled many Grammy Award categories for 2012. The 59th Grammy Awards, honoring the best achievements from October 2015 to September 2016, was held on February 12,2017, the Grammys had their origin in the Hollywood Walk of Fame project in the 1950s. The music executives decided to rectify this by creating a given by their industry similar to the Oscars. This was the beginning of the National Academy of Recording Arts, after it was decided to create such an award, there was still a question of what to call it, one working title was the Eddie, to honor the inventor of the phonograph, Thomas Edison. They finally settled on using the name of the invention of Emile Berliner, the gramophone, for the awards, the number of awards given grew and fluctuated over the years with categories added and removed, at one time reaching over 100. The second Grammy Awards, also held in 1959, was the first ceremony to be televised, the gold-plated trophies, each depicting a gilded gramophone, are made and assembled by hand by Billings Artworks in Ridgway, Colorado. In 1990 the original Grammy design was revamped, changing the traditional soft lead for a stronger alloy less prone to damage, Billings developed a zinc alloy named grammium, which is trademarked. The trophies with the name engraved on them are not available until after the award announcements. By February 2009,7,578 Grammy trophies had been awarded, the General Field are four awards which are not restricted by genre. Album of the Year is awarded to the performer and the team of a full album if other than the performer. Record of the Year is awarded to the performer and the team of a single song if other than the performer. Song of the Year is awarded to the writer/composer of a single song, Best New Artist is awarded to a promising breakthrough performer who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording that establishes the public identity of that artist. The only two artists to win all four of these awards are Christopher Cross, who won all four in 1980, and Adele, who won the Best New Artist award in 2009 and the other three in 2012 and 2017. Other awards are given for performance and production in specific genres, as well as for other such as artwork. Special awards are given for longer-lasting contributions to the music industry, the many other Grammy trophies are presented in a pre-telecast Premiere Ceremony earlier in the afternoon before the Grammy Awards telecast
Honoured Test Pilot of the USSR
Its statute was confirmed on August 22,1988 by Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet № 9441-XI. The title ceased to be awarded following the December 1991 dissolution of the Soviet Union, the insignia Honoured Military Test Pilot of the USSR was worn on the right side of the chest and in the presence of other orders, placed above them. If worn with honorary titles of the Russian Federation, the latter have precedence, the honorary title of Honoured Test Pilot of the USSR was a 27mm wide by 23mm high silver and nickel polygon with raised edges. The insignia was secured to a standard Soviet square mount by a ring through the suspension loop. The mount was covered by a silk moiré blue ribbon and it was secured to clothing by a threaded stud and nut or by a pin attachment. The individuals below were all recipients of the title of Honoured Test Pilot of the USSR