Brees named Sportsman of the Year

By Tucker HarringtonFollowing the Super Bowl win of the New Orleans Saints, the team's quarterback Drew Brees is being recognized as the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.The recognition award was presented 10 months after Brees helped the Saints go to their first Super Bowl in the team's 47 year history, according to the New York Daily News. On the cover of the magazine announcing his prize, Sports Illustrated writes "The Saints' Super Bowl-Winning...
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Sykes Enterprises wins TSIA’s Recognized Innovator Award

By Abigail RichardsCompanies that provide high service to their customers are often gifted with recognition awards because they go above and beyond in ensuring that their consumers have the resources they need.Sykes Enterprises Incorporated, which provides customer contact management solutions for the business process outsourcing (BPO) field, recently received a Recognized Innovator Award from the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA). The prize was presented during...
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Andriessen takes home musical Grawemeyer Award

By Tucker HarringtonThe Grawemeyer Award is considered one of the top prizes for those involved in fields such as education, religion, psychology, music composition and improving the world. Distributed each year by the University of Louisville in Kentucky, the recognition awards can be given to recipients from all over the world.This year, Louis Andriessen took home the 2011 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for his latest opera, La Commedia, according to the Washington ...
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Usher, Alicia Keys take home Soul Train Awards

By Abigail RichardsThe Soul Train Awards, which have been presented since 1987, are used to honor the best performers in the African-American music and entertainment industry. Past hosts of the recognition awards show include Luther Vandross, Will Smith and Gladys Knight, and this year continued with the star power, as Oscar-nominated actors Terrance Howard and Taraji P. Henson took helm of the ceremony.Taped from Atlanta and aired on BET, Usher and Alicia Keys took home the ...
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Vladimir Guerrero wins recognition award for designated hitter

By Jonathan BennettThe Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award is given each year to the baseball player in the American League who has demonstrated the best record while serving as his team's designated hitter. The recognition award has been presented annually since 1973. The designated hitter award was named after Martinez when he retired from the Seattle Mariners in 2004.This year, the award was given to Vladimir Guerrero, who was recognized for helping the...
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Hamilton named winner of American League MVP

By Abigail RichardsNow that the regular baseball season has ended, it's time to hand out the awards and trophies. Following the announcement of the National League Most Valuable Player (MVP) winner, the American League announced that Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers was this year's recipient.Hamilton has come a long way since the beginning of his baseball career, when he was fueled by drugs and alcohol, according to the Associated Press."I do reflect. If I di...
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WNS Limited recognized for its diversity in the workplace

By Abigail Richards The workplace can be a tricky situation at times, particularly when gender roles are a major part of the company. Because managers have to be careful about diversity, companies that go above and beyond to demonstrate equality are sometimes rewarded with recognition awards for their efforts. WNS Limited, a global business process outsourcing company, was recently honored by the National Association of Software and Service Companies with a recognition awar...
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Votto named National League MVP

By Tucker HarringtonAlthough the post-baseball season has been filled with various awards and trophies for players who have gone above and beyond during the regular season, the recognition award presentations have all culminated in the Most Valuable Player of the Year (MVP) prize, which was recently announced. It may not have come as a surprise to many, but Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto received the MVP award for the National League, according to the Washington Po...
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GM named Legacy in Motion Company of the Year

By Abigail RichardsThe automotive industry has had a tough break the past year and a half, as the industry almost collapsed due to the market crash of 2008. However, as the market recovers, car companies are beginning to regain their footing and are making significant progress.For example, General Motors (GM), which received one of the government bailouts, was given the Legacy in Motion Company and the Year" recognition award by the Michigan Chronicle. Additionally, the ...
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Ron Paul to receive recognition award for charity work

By Tucker HarringtonThose who give back to their communities in a big way are typically rewarded with recognition awards for their good deeds. While local heroes are often eligible for these kinds of awards and trophies, notable figures can also be recognition for their work.Ron Paul, a well-known politician, will be presented with the Charity Awards Committee's Lifetime Achievement Award, according to NewsMax.com. Paul will receive the recognition award during the commi...
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