CNN wins innovative news award for World Cup coverage

By Abigail RichardsIt seems like everyone's on Twitter nowadays, but CNN recently won one of the top television awards for innovation for its collaboration with the social networking site during its coverage of the 2010 World Cup.The news channel won the prize for Innovative News from the UK's Royal Television Society (RTS) Awards. The news provider reports that its Twitter Buzz page attracted nearly 700,000 during the games.As this was the first World Cup to be hel...
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Give away your own awards during the Oscars!

By Tucker HarringtonAs the Oscars are this weekend, many people are gearing up for the time-honored tradition of watching the ceremony - having an Academy Awards party. However, one way to kick it up a notch is to hand out your own awards and trophies during the telecast.First, it's important to decide what kind of categories you'll have in order to honor your guests. Some fun ones could include "Best Dressed for the Party," "Most Correct Predictions&...
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GSK receives recognition award for its commitment to reducing its energy and water use

By Tucker HarringtonGlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the global pharmaceutical company, was the winner of the 2010 Environmental Stewardship Award, which came from Nalco Company, a global sustainability services company.The pharmaceutical megabrand was given the recognition award for its efforts to reduce its impact on the environment through its energy and water use.Back in 2006, the pharmaceutical company announced its intentions to reduce its water consumption by 2 percent each year...
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LivePerson takes home recognition award for its customer service software

By Jonathan BennettLivePerson Incorporated, which looks to help with the communication between customer and service, recently received the 2011 Stevie Award for Customer Service or Call Center Training Practice of the Year.The software has been bringing multiple benefits to both customer sales representatives, as well as consumers. LivePerson reportedly brings a 20 to 25 percent lift in sales conversations, and increases the order value by 40 percent.The Stevies are a nicknam...
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Econation honored with recognition award from LCT Magazine

By Abigail RichardsEconation, a global green transportation company, made history by being the first alternative fuel and hybrid company to win LCT Magazine's "2011 Operator of the Year" for the transportation industry.The magazine holds an annual international ceremony where they recognize those in the transportation services industry. Although Econation has been nominated for two consecutive years, this was the first time that it won the honor.The company pri...
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Andre Agassi named recipient of 2011 Garden of Dreams Hero Award

By Tucker HarringtonThe Garden of Dreams Foundation, a nonprofit charity that works with various outlets of Madison Square Garden, including sports teams such as the Knicks, Rangers and Liberty, announced that tennis great Andre Agassi will be this year's recipient of the 2011 Garden of Dreams Hero Award.The award was established in 2009 in order to recognize someone or an organization that has shown a deep commitment to the foundation and its beliefs. The Garden of Drea...
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Costume Designers Guild Awards recognizes the best in the business

By Abigail RichardsLast night, the 13th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards were held in order to recognize those who have contributed to some of the best outfits in entertainment today.Kristin Davis, who is considered a fashion maven herself having spent years as the beloved Charlotte York in the "Sex and the City" franchise, was the mistress of ceremonies last night. Prior to announcing winners in genres such as Excellence in Contemporary Film, Excellence in Per...
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Hemond wins this year’s Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award

By Jonathan BennettThe Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award, which was named after one of the most well-known ambassadors of baseball in 2007, was recently given to Ronald Hemond.The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum picked Hemond, who was previously the general manager for the Chicago White Sox, as the recipient because he has helped the game have an enormous impact on society, according to the Wall Street Journal.Although Hemond was announced as this year...
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NAB to present Crystal Heritage Award to KBHP-FM

By Abigail RichardsThe National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) recently announced that KBHP-FM, located in Bemidji, Minnesota, will be the second radio station to receive the organization's Crystal Heritage Award, which recognizes a radio station's commitment to providing a community service. The Crystal Heritage Award is presented to radio stations that have won five Crystal Radio Awards. KBHP-FM won its first Crystal Radio Award in 1994 and has gone on to win ...
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Kobe becomes the first athlete to be honored at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

By Jonathan BennettKobe Bryant may have his fair share of awards and trophies as he's one of the most highly-regarded players in the NBA, but Bryant became the first athlete to receive a different kind of recognition - his own spot at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Bryant joins the ranks of such famous film stars as Marilyn Monroe to have his hand and foot prints in the cement outside of the theater, reports KTLA News, which covers happenings in the Los Angeles area. ...
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