The blue ribbon is a symbol of high quality. The association comes from The Blue Riband, a prize awarded for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by passenger liners and, prior to that from Cordon Bleu, which referred to the blue ribbon worn by the French knightly Order of the Holy Spirit.
When Spencer Haywood was 21, Blue Ribbon Sports, now known as Nike, wanted him to promote their company
He could either take $100,000 or 10 percent of the company in exchange for promoting the company’s shoes
He took the $100K
His investment would be over $8B today pic.twitter.com/9LeI4ZV99M
Can these ministers please stop going on about how hard they are working. It is their job. Bill Clinton ‘there is no blue ribbon in these jobs. The job is the blue ribbon.’ Here we go - contact tracing several weeks after others did it.