The May 1st nomination deadline for Nova Scotia’s Medal of Bravery is close at hand. This is the third year for the medal, which is awarded to people who put themselves at risk to protect the life or property of others. Any Nova Scotian can be nominated, not just individuals in law enforcement and public safety sectors. Nomination forms are available at Access Nova Scotia centres, offices of members of the legislative assembly, and on the Medal of Bravery website at www.gov.ns.ca/bravery. An advisory panel, chaired by former Chief Justice of Nova Scotia Constance Glube, will select this year’s medal recipients. For more information, contact Nadia Gardin at the Department of Justice at 902-424-5941 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . Completed nomination forms should be sent to: Provincial Secretary, Medal of Bravery, Department of Justice, 4th floor, 5151 Terminal Rd., Halifax, N.S., B3J 2L6.
Kolkata: Bandhan Bank, that started operations less than four years ago, now has a total of 1,000 bank branches. The bank opened a new branch today at Haltu in Kolkata which was inaugurated by the General Secretary of Ramakrishna Mission and Ramakrishna Math, Swami Suvirananda. With a network of 3,014 Doorstep Service Centres that the bank already has, the total number of banking outlets now stands at 4,014 across 34 of the 36 states and union territories in India. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, MD & CEO, said, “This is a big milestone for Bandhan Bank. We started the bank with 501 bank branches in August of 2015. In just about four years, we have doubled that count to 1,000. We have always aimed at making banking accessible to all, and this landmark of 1,000 branches is another step in that direction.” The announcement of the 1,000th branch coincided with the inauguration of the bank’s new state-of-the-art Head Office in Salt Lake City, Kolkata. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostAbout Bandhan Bank Bandhan started in 2001 as a not-for-profit enterprise that stood for financial inclusion and women empowerment through sustainable livelihood creation. It turned into an NBFC a few years later but the core objective remained financial inclusion. When Bandhan Bank started operations on August 23, 2015, it was the first instance of a microfinance entity transforming into a universal bank in India. On the day of launch itself, Bandhan Bank started with 2,523 banking outlets. Bandhan Bank is driven by a constant desire to serve better. It offers world-class banking products and services to urban, semi-urban and rural customers alike. In the last few years of operations, Bandhan Bank has spread its presence to 34 of the 36 states and union territories in India with 4,014 banking outlets serving 1.73 crore customers, as on June 30, 2019.
BATTLEFORD, Sask. – A friend of an Indigenous man shot during an altercation on a Saskatchewan farm broke down in tears in court when forced to examine a photo of Colten Boushie’s body.“How come you have to have that body laying in front of that thing like that?” said an emotional Eric Meechance Wednesday when asked to look at a photo of the barrel of a .22 calibre rifle that was near Boushie’s body.Saskatchewan Chief Justice Martel Popescul asked Meechance if he needed a break. Twenty minutes later he was dismissed as a witness.Gerald Stanley, 56, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the August 2016 shooting death of Boushie. The 22-year-old, who was from the Red Pheasant First Nation, died from a single gunshot wound to the back of his head.Meechance, 22, testified that he, Boushie, Cassidy Cross, Kiora Wuttunee and Belinda Jackson had been drinking throughout the day and had been swimming in the South Saskatchewan River. He said they heard a leak in one of the tires when the SUV crossed a culvert.He said they continued driving and stopped at one farm where Cross broke the stock of .22 calibre rifle that was in the vehicle trying to smash the window of a truck. They later drove on to the Stanley farm near Biggar, Sask., and were on an all-terrain vehicle but took off when someone started yelling at them, he said.When Cross crashed into another vehicle in the yard, Meechance said they both got out of the SUV and started running.“Within seconds … I heard two shots and I swear that they were toward me because I could hear a whistling,” Meechance told court. “I heard two shots whistle by me.”Meechance said he heard the third shot when he was crossing the main road near the farm.“Did you see what happened with that third gunshot?” asked Crown prosecutor Bill Burge.“No,” Meechance said. “You get shot at, you hear a third gunshot, you’re not going to turn around and start looking.”Defence lawyer Scott Spencer asked him why the group didn’t tell police they had a gun in their vehicle, suggesting that was a “pretty serious piece of information that the police need.”“I had a gun ban,” Meechance said.Spencer suggested Meechance wasn’t upfront when he said they went to the Stanley farm because they needed help with a flat tire. Meechance and others were “motivated by theft” and didn’t tell the Boushie family the whole story, he suggested.“Don’t you think they deserved to know that you were out checking vehicles? That you had a gun in there, you were shooting a gun out of the vehicle,” asked Spencer. “Didn’t you think the family deserved to know the truth?”“It’s not like we went there in a stolen vehicle. Not like we went there and whipped out a gun or nothing,” Meechance said.Sheldon Stanley told court his father looked like he was going to be sick after the shooting.He said an SUV drove into the family’s farmyard. Shortly afterwards, he said he and his father heard an all-terrain vehicle start and thought it was being stolen. The pair ran toward the SUV as it tried to leave the farm and Sheldon Stanley went in the house to get his truck keys.He said he heard two gunshots while he was inside and a third when he came back out.“I turned as my father walked behind the back of the grey vehicle towards me with a gun in one hand and a magazine in the other. He turned and looked at me and looked like he was going to be sick,” Sheldon Stanley, 28, told court. “He said ‘I don’t know what happened. It just went off. I just wanted to scare them.’“It just went off.”After Boushie was shot, Sheldon Stanley said the two women in the back seat of the SUV were “obviously upset and yelling at us.” He said they pulled Boushie’s body out of the car and, along with him, a gun that was missing a stock.“It was laying between his legs and, as they pulled him, it came out with him.”He said the two young women also attacked his mother while they waited for police.“They had her on the ground and they were hitting her,” he said, adding he told them to get back in their vehicle. “They did stop and got back in their vehicle.”— Follow @BillGraveland on Twitter
Wall Street capped a day of volatile trading with a late-afternoon buying spree that sent U.S. stock indexes to a mostly higher finish Friday.Despite the 11th-hour rally, the benchmark S&P 500 index ended with its second weekly loss in four weeks.Gains in health care and energy companies powered the market higher.The market got a brief boost after President Donald Trump expressed optimism that the U.S. and China will reach a deal to resolve their costly trade dispute. The remarks came as representatives of both countries have resumed talks.Large retailers and media and communications companies were the laggards.“The market and market participants are more unsettled now than they have been in years,” said Tom Martin, senior portfolio manager with Globalt Investments. “We’re that much further on in the cycle and you have these tariffs and trade wars that are really still in the very early stages.”The S&P 500 index rose 6.07 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 2,736.27. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 123.95 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 25,413.22. The Nasdaq composite slid 11.16 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 7,247.87. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies picked up 3.41 points, or 0.2 per cent, to $1,527.53.The S&P 500, which finished higher for the second straight day, ended the week with a loss of 1.6 per cent.Like much of this week, the market spent much of Friday veering between bouts of listless trading and modest swings.“Investors are really trying to figure out how they want to be positioned based on the incoming information,” Martin said. “It’s not surprising to me that at this time of year, given what we’ve seen, that we’re getting the intraday moves we’re getting.”One of the day’s market swings came as traders reacted to Trump’s remarks on trade.At the White House, speaking about the lingering trade dispute, the president said he hoped the U.S. could make a deal with China.“I think a deal will be made,” Trump said. “We’ll find out very soon.”Stocks snapped higher after the remarks were reported, with the Dow briefly jumping as much as 220 points, before pulling back to about where they were beforehand.Soybean futures spiked after Trump’s comments. Soybean prices have fallen sharply since this Spring as the trade dispute with China led to a steep drop in China’s purchases of U.S. soybeans. Soybean futures jumped from $8.83 to $8.92 a bushel following the comments. They had traded as high as $10.78 a bushel in early March.The Trump administration has imposed a 10 per cent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods over complaints Beijing steals or pressures foreign companies to hand over technology as the price of market access. That tariff is set to rise to 25 per cent in January. Another $50 billion of Chinese goods already is subject to 25 per cent duties. Beijing has responded with penalty duties on $110 billion of American goods.Washington and Beijing resumed talks over their spiraling trade dispute this week ahead of a meeting between President Xi Jinping and Trump, China’s Commerce Ministry said Thursday.Health care stocks were among the biggest gainers Friday. Universal Health Services gained 3.9 per cent to $133.Troubled California power provider PG&E surged 37.5 per cent to $24.40 after the president of the utility’s state regulator said it was essential for a power company to have the financial strength to operate safely. The remark late Thursday by California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Picker appeared to reassure investors concerned the company may face a torrent of costs related to the devastating wildfire in Northern California. There’s been speculation that PG&E’s equipment may have set off the blaze, which started Nov. 8 and has killed at least 56 people.Chipmaker Nvidia led a sell-off in technology stocks. The company plunged 18.8 per cent to $164.43 after saying it had a large number of unsold chips because of a big drop in mining of cryptocurrencies.Retailers also weighed on the market. Nordstrom cratered 13.7 per cent to $50.93 after the department store issued weak guidance for the full year. That disappointing outlook overshadowed the company’s third-quarter results, which topped Wall Street’s estimates.Williams-Sonoma tumbled 11.2 per cent to $53.76 after the cookware seller said products were delayed because of shipping congestion out of China ahead of U.S. tariffs.The price of U.S. crude oil finished flat after a two-day winning streak. Benchmark U.S. crude oil was unchanged at $56.46 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, gained 0.2 per cent to $66.76 a barrel in London. Despite the latest uptick, U.S. crude oil is still down about 13 per cent for the month.The pickup in oil prices helped lift energy stocks. Helmerich & Payne rose 4.2 per cent to $62.59.In other energy trading, heating oil held steady to $2.07 a gallon and wholesale gasoline jumped 1.3 per cent to $1.58 a gallon.Natural gas, which spiked earlier this week amid forecasts calling for a cold snap across much of the Northeast and South, continued to climb Friday, adding 5.8 per cent to $4.27 per 1,000 cubic feet. It is now up around 32 per cent this month.Bond prices rose. The 10-year Treasury fell to 3.07 per cent from 3.11 per cent late Thursday.The dollar fell to 112.83 yen from 113.58 yen on Thursday. The euro strengthened to $1.1412 from $1.1348. The pound rose to $1.2831 from $1.2791.The price of gold rose 0.7 per cent to $1,223 an ounce. Silver gained 0.8 per cent to $14.38 an ounce. Copper climbed 1.9 per cent to $2.80 a pound.Major European stock indexes closed lower as trade tensions and political risks surrounding Britain’s exit from the European Union kept investors cautious. Germany’s DAX lost 0.1 per cent and France’s CAC slid 0.2 per cent. Britain’s FTSE 100 gave up 0.3 per cent.In Asia, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index lost 0.6 per cent while the Hang Seng in Hong Kong added 0.3 per cent. South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.2 per cent.Alex Veiga, The Associated Press
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – A London banker has been banned from working in the financial services industry after he was caught dodging rail fares.The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said in a statement Monday that Jonathan Burrows has been banned for not being “fit and proper.”The former BlackRock director would board a train at Stonegate, a suburb nearly 60 miles southeast of London, for his daily commute and, after arriving at London’s Cannon Street, pay only 7.20 pounds ($11.70) for the journey, instead of the full 21.50 pounds price that was required for that journey, railway officials said.By boarding at a station without a ticket gate barrier, Burrows was able to use a loophole in the system of pre-paid transport passes. When arriving in London he touched out with his pass, which is only valid for travel within London, and was charged only 7.20 pounds. He should instead have bought a full ticket for travelling into the city from Stonegate.Burrows paid 43,000 pounds ($67,000) in an out-of-court-settlement with Southeastern railways.Michelle Ulyatt, a Southeastern spokeswoman, said the company believed Burrows was dodging fares for up to five years.He was finally caught by inspectors at Cannon Street station on November 19 last year.Burrows said in a statement Monday that he had apologized to all concerned. “I have always recognized that what I did was foolish,” he said.The amount the company asked Burrows to repay was based on its calculations on the basis of single fares.This meant the settlement cost him around 20,000 pounds more than if he had bought season tickets.Tracey McDermott, the FCA’s director of enforcement and financial crime, said in a statement that Burrow’s “conduct fell short of the standards” of a senior manager.Burrows left his job as a managing director of BlackRock Asset Management Investor Services earlier this year after the fare-dodging was uncovered. London banker banned from working in financial services after being caught dodging rail fares by Vitnija Saldava, The Associated Press Posted Dec 15, 2014 1:15 pm MDT
According to media reports, the Boeing 777 – which was carrying 295 people – was en route from Amsterdam to the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lampur, when it crashed in eastern Ukraine, near the Russian border. “I am closely monitoring the reports, along with the International Civil Aviation Organization, a United Nations agency. There is clearly a need for a full and transparent international investigation,” Mr. Ban told reporters at UN Headquarters.“For the moment, I offer my deep condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims and people of Malaysia.”Today’s tragedy comes just a few months after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanished shortly after take-off from Kuala Lumpur with 239 passengers on board.
Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), addresses the High-Level UNAIDS event. UN Photo/Cia Pak ‹ › “Young people are falling through the cracks in our fight to end this epidemic,” said Ms. Theron. “But we have reason to have hope,” she added, “to reach our goal of ending AIDS by 2030. Because we know what works: empowering young people to take control of their health.”Echoing Mr. Sidibé, Ms. Theron said that the fight to end HIV/AIDS must focus on young women and girls.“But they cannot do it alone and they need all of us. Because an AIDS-free generation is not something we can [simply] create,” she said. “It’s time to act boldly on what we already know. It’s time to end AIDS.”Statements were also made by the co-hosts, President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, and the President of Malawi Peter Mutharika, as well as the Prime Minister of Lesotho, Pakalitha Mosisili; the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Timothy Harris; the President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta; and the Deputy Secretary of State of the United States, Heather Higginbottom. A twelve-year-old Kenyan boy living with HIV also spoke about ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Charlize Theron, UN Messenger of Peace and Founder of the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, addresses the High-Level UNAIDS event. UN Photo/Cia Pak Princess Zeid of Jordan, addresses the High-Level UNAIDS event. UN Photo/Cia Pak Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, addresses the High-Level UNAIDS event. UN Photo/Cia Pak Arthur Peter Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi, addresses the High-Level UNAIDS event. UN Photo/Cia Pak “We should be able to enter this new era, the era of the SDGs, the Sustainable Development Goals, with hope,” said UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé, calling the adoption just two days ago of the the 2030 Agenda a window of opportunity to “quicken the pace of action.”He also warned that the fight to end HIV/AIDS should focus on children and adolescents, particularly girls. “We will not win against this epidemic unless we put adolescents at the centre of our fight,” said the Executive Director. “Adolescent girls have up to eight times higher risk of HIV infection than boys. Today in Africa, the first cause of death among adolescence is AIDS.”UN Messenger of Peace, actress Charlize Theron spoke about growing up in South Africa during the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, spotlighting how stigma and the lack of power and support surrounding the AIDS is preventing “an entire generation of young people who are trying so hard to take control of their health and their future.”Ms. Theron also said that AIDS is the number one cause of death for adolescents in South Africa, calling young people a generation in jeopardy. Heather Higginbottom, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources of United States, addresses the High-Level UNAIDS event. UN Photo/Cia Pak
https://jrnl.ie/3273069 Spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis resistant to all standard therapies and interventions whilst under expert medical supervisionIntractable nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy, despite the use of standard anti-emetic regimes whilst under expert medical supervisionSevere, refractory (treatment-resistant) epilepsy that has failed to respond to standard anticonvulsant medications whilst under expert medical supervision.Read: ‘We’re not leaving Dublin until Ava gets what she needs’ – Vera Twomey continues her walk to the Dáil A report on medicinal cannabis will be in the Oireachtas today The meeting will take place at 12pm today. Tuesday 7 Mar 2017, 6:07 AM By Paul Hosford Mar 7th 2017, 6:07 AM 36 Comments 7,413 Views Short URL Share343 Tweet Email THE OIREACHTAS HEALTH committee will today meet with representatives of the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) to consider the findings of the agency’s report ‘Cannabis for Medical Use – A Scientific Review’.The meeting will take place at 12pm today and can be viewed here.The issue has been brought to the fore by the campaign of Vera Twomey. Last week she began a 260km walk from her home in Cork to the Dáil, a walk which will end today. She is protesting the decisions to restrict her daughter Ava, who has rare form of epilepsy called Dravet’s syndrome, from accessing the drug.On Saturday, she told TheJournal.ie that she planned to stay in Dublin until she was satisfied.“They can no longer hide behind their excuses or reports or reviews.“We’re coming to Dublin, we’re gathering people and we’re not leaving Dublin until Ava gets what she needs.” Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTubeCommittee Chairman, Dr. Michael Harty said:“This report has been brought forward by a working group in the HPRA at the request of the Minister for Health, Simon Harris.“The Minister asked for the views of the HPRA on recent developments in the use of cannabis for medical purposes from a scientific standpoint, and I hope it will assist him in considering these policy decisions in making medicinal cannabis products available for the three clinical circumstances identified in the report. In particular, can such products be made available under Ministerial licence or will legislative changes be required?”The HPRA report advises that, if a policy decision is taken to permit cannabis under an access programme, it should be for the treatment of patients with: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Sunday 24 Feb 2019, 7:24 PM MANCHESTER CITY RETAINED the Carabao Cup with a 4-3 penalty shoot-out win against Chelsea at Wembley, but the real story came minutes before the end of extra-time as Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri was humiliated in an on-field dispute with his goalkeeper Kepa. Having made a routine save from Sergio Aguero, the goalkeeper pulled up with cramp for a second time, to which Sarri reacted by instructing back-up ‘keeper Willy Caballero to warm up. Kepa, however, refused to come off, and a remarkable two-and-a-half minute stand-off ensued with a visibly furious Sarri threatening to walk away down the tunnel before turning back at the last moment. 😳 – Have you EVER seen anything like it!?Maurizio Sarri tries to substitute Kepa Arrizabalaga for Willy Caballero, but Kepa refuses to come off and Sarri is absolutely FURIOUS! 😡 pic.twitter.com/Q81v6ry3Kk— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) February 24, 2019 By Gavin Cooney Kepa and Sarri clash in an extraordinary moment at Wembley. Image: EMPICS Sport Kepa’s subsequent denial of Sarri’s demands, however, will dominate the news cycle for the next couple of days. Pep Guardiola spoke after the game of his joy at retaining a major trophy for the first time in the club’s history, although sounded a note of warning regarding the games ahead, as they lost both Aymeric Laporte and Fernandinho to injury. Sarri, however, lost his authority. 88 Comments https://the42.ie/4511136 Feb 24th 2019, 7:24 PM Share24 Tweet Email1 Chelsea boss Sarri humiliated as his goalkeeper refuses to be substituted in League Cup final Manchester City retained their trophy with a 4-3 penalty shootout win. Image: EMPICS Sport Short URL The dispute continued to roil before the penalty shoot-out, with Sarri held back by Antonio Rudiger as he tried to confront Kepa. Kepa saved one penalty in the shoot-out, but should have kept out a second, weakly allowing Sergio Aguero’s spot-kick to slip through his arms. The game finished goalless after a largely turgid 120 minutes, with the disallowing of a Sergio Aguero goal for offside the acme of the goalmouth action. Following a 6-0 shellacking at City a fortnight ago, Sarri tweaked his approach somewhat, with Gonzalo Higuain dropped and Eden Hazard reverting to a false nine role.A controversial start saw Jorginho escape punishment after appearing to elbow Sergio Aguero straight from kick-off before referee Jon Moss gave no foul when Oleksandr Zinchenko’s challenge halted the progress of N’Golo Kante as the midfielder ran through on the City goal.City began to find their rhythm and Sergio Aguero rifled a shot over the crossbar before his deflected effort was easily claimed by Kepa.Kante should have broken the deadlock for Chelsea, but after Hazard’s dazzling run deceived City’s half-time substitute Vincent Kompany, he blazed the perfect cutback over the crossbar. Aguero and Sterling could not find a finishing touch in an extra-time goalmouth scramble before City’s record goalscorer was denied by Kepa. Kepa and Sarri clash in an extraordinary moment at Wembley. 76,601 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Raheem Sterling should not be judged based on World Cup goals and also acknowledged that Sterling is both important for City as well as his national side with Gareth Southgate.“If you judge the players in the World Cup on whether you score a goal or not… I think Raheem has this special relationship with English football, but he is so beloved in the locker room,” the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss told a post-match news conference as quoted in Goal.“He made very good things in the World Cup – how he moves and creates spaces for the other ones, runs in behind.“He likes to score a goal. He tried but I am pretty sure that during the qualification for the European Championship he will be good for his country and sometimes score goals.”“His mum and dad gave him a special body shape,” he said. “He’s small, tiny – so these kind of guys in one week are ready.Guardiola: Sterling must ignore Ronaldo & Messi comparisons Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola advised Raheem Sterling to ignore comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who he rates as incomparable.“We saw him be good in the training sessions. We needed a guy in that position and he did it well, except the last 20 or 25 minutes when he was a little bit tired. But that is normal.“There is sacrifice from a lot of the players – Kyle Walker, John Stones, Fernandinho. We trained just one week, two weeks – a short, short time, but the spirit is there and that’s the most important thing.” Great way to start the season, massive 3 points also really happy to have scored my 50th @premierleague goal today!!!!! pic.twitter.com/7B3iAGbNeJ— Raheem Sterling (@sterling7) August 12, 2018
HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – A Hollywood Police officer was transported to the hospital after a crash along the express lanes of Interstate 95, Wednesday morning.7Skyforce flew over the scene as the officer was being wheeled into an ambulance. They were transported to Memorial Regional Hospital in stable condition.The crash happened sometime before 7 a.m., along the southbound lanes of I-95, just after Stirling Road.According to officials, it was a single vehicle accident. It remains unknown what caused the officer to lose control.Police said the cruiser was totaled. Clean up crews responded to the scene to clear the debris.The crash caused heavy delays along the main line. The express lanes were also shut down.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
NORTH BAY VILLAGE, FLA. (WSVN) – A car nearly rolled into the bay, Monday, near 79th Street, in North Bay Village, near Miami.According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, the vehicle, with a male and female passenger, almost landed in the bay, just after 11:30 a.m., near Northeast 79th Street and Harbor Island Drive.Officials said both passengers were not injured after being examined by fire rescue officials.The two occupants of the car reportedly walked away from the scene.The rollover collision did not affect traffic.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
PANORAMAS Zoé Gabriel Cruz Rivas & Rodrigo Guardiola, video directors; Gabriel Cruz Rivas & Rodrigo Guardiola, video producers [Emi Music Mexico S.A. de C.V; (P) Universal Music Mexico] 70 ANOS As Galvão [Atração Fonográfica] Esperanza Spalding Is Making Waves In Her Own Lane LA FIESTA CONTINÚA La Sonora Santanera [Sony Music] MOTIVOS María Rivas [Angel Falls Artists Inc.]19. Best Tropical Fusion AlbumSOBRENATURAL Manny Cruz [Penluis Music] BEM SERTANEJO – O SHOW Michel Teló [Som Livre]39. Best Portuguese Language Roots AlbumDAQUELE JEITO! Anastácia [Atração Fonográfica] EDUARDO CABRA CAMINANDO CON MANUEL Alba Molina [Universal Music Spain S.L.U.] PRELUDE IN F MAJOR FOR PIANO & ORCHESTRA Jorge Mejia, composer (Jorge Mejia & The Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra) Track from: An Open Book – 25 Preludes For Piano & Orchestra [Sony Music Latin / Infusion Llc] COASTCITY COASTCITY [Empire] OFRENDA Eddie Mora, composer (Eddie Mora, Directing The Orquesta Sinfónica De Heredia) Track from: Ecos Del Silencio [Asociación Sinfónica De Heredia] Karol GPhoto: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images HABLA SOBRE MÍ Daniel Calveti [Gracias Producciones] DANZA DE GARDENIAS David Aguilar Dorantes & Natalia Lafourcade, songwriters (Natalia Lafourcade Featuring Los Macorinos) [Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. de C.V.] VIVES WINNER Carlos Vives [Sony Music Entertainment US Latin]18. Best Traditional Tropical AlbumA MÍ QUÉ – TRIBUTO A LOS CLÁSICOS CUBANOS WINNER José Alberto El Canario & El Septeto Santiaguero [Los Canarios Music] MALAMENTE Rosalía El Guincho & Rosalía, record producers; El Guincho, recording engineer; Jaycen Joshua, mixer; Chris Athens, mastering engineer [Rosalia/Sony Music Entertainment España S.L.]2. Album Of The YearPROMETO Pablo Alborán Julio Reyes Copello, album producer; Carlos Fernando López, Ricardo López Lalinde, Natalia Ramírez & Julio Reyes Copello, album recording engineers; Javier Garza, Carlos Fernando López, Trevor Muzzy & Julio Reyes Copello, album mixers; Pablo Alborán, songwriter; Antonio Baglio, album mastering engineer [Parlophone/Warner Music Spain] AHORA LO SABES TODO Los Pixel [Independiente] PA’ MI GENTE Charlie Aponte [CA Records Inc] SALVAVIDAS DE HIELO Jorge Drexler Carles Campi Campón & Jorge Drexler, album producers; Carles Campi Campón, Ernesto García & Pablo Martín Jones, album recording engineers; Matías Cella, album mixer; Jorge Drexler, songwriter; Fred Kevorkian, album mastering engineer [Warner Music Spain] Bad BunnyPhoto: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images MI VIDA Dante Spinetta, songwriter (Dante Spinetta) Track from: Puñal [Sony Music Entertainment Argentina S.A./Columbia]Field 5 — Tropical15. Best Salsa AlbumCANTOR DEL PUEBLO Alexander Abreu y Havana D´ Primera [Páfata Productions] ANAADI Inside Maluca Mala’s Daring Sound Amara La Negra Photo: Mike Pont/Getty Images LA LLAMADA Leiva, songwriter (Leiva) [Sony Music Entertainment España] EN VIDA Banda Los Sebastianes [Fonovisa Records/Universal Music Group] Ibeyi Are Leaving Their Mark On U.S. Pop Culture DEUS É MULHER Elza Soares [Deck]38. Best Sertaneja Music AlbumSENTIMENTO DE MULHER Solange Almeida [Sony Music Entertainment Brasil] MUSAS (UN HOMENAJE AL FOLCLORE LATINOAMERICANO EN MANOS DE LOS MACORINOS), VOL. 2 Natalia Lafourcade Cheche Alara, Kiko Campos & Gustavo Guerrero, album producers; Rubén López Arista, Daniel Bitrán Arizpe & Héctor Castillo, album recording engineers; Rubén López Arista & Noah Georgeson, album mixers; Natalia Lafourcade, songwriter; Gavin Lurssen, album mastering engineer [Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. de C.V.] Ibeyi Are Leaving Their Mark On U.S. Pop Culture MOMENTOS DE CINE Daniel Santacruz [Penluis Music] News SUENAN LAS ALARMAS NoTeVaGustar [Sony Music/Popart Discos]11. Best Pop/Rock AlbumEL ENCUENTRO Bambi [Universal Music Group] Ibeyi Are Leaving Their Mark On U.S. Pop Culture LA SÍNTESIS O’KONOR Él Mató A Un Policía Motorizado [Nacional Records/Laptra Records] 21 Dani de Morón [Universal Music Spain S.L.U.] Twitter KAROL G WINNER CLAUDIA PRIETO Find out who won at the 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards in Las VegasGRAMMYs Sep 20, 2018 – 8:28 am It’s finally here! The 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards are underway in Las Vegas, with the Premiere Ceremony already in the books. Here is the full up-to-date list of nominations and winners. Tune in to The Biggest Night in Latin Music airing live from Las Vegas on Univision on Nov. 15 at 8 p.m.General Field1. Record Of The YearNO VAYA A SER Pablo Alborán Julio Reyes Copello, record producer; Carlos Fernando López, Ricardo López Lalinde, Natalia Ramírez & Julio Reyes Copello, recording engineers; Trevor Muzzy, mixer; Antonio Baglio, mastering engineer Track from: Prometo [Parlophone/Warner Music Spain] JAZZ FLUTE TRADITIONS Néstor Torres [Alfi Records] LA ACTITUD CORRECTA Enrique Bunbury, songwriter (Bunbury) Track from: Expectativas [Warner Music Spain] BITA E A NATUREZA Mundo Bita [Sony Music Entertainment Brasil Ltda.] LOS ÁNGELES EXISTEN WINNER – TIE Pesado [Remex Music/Sony Music] CUERPO Y ALMA Beatriz Luengo [Sony Music Entertainment US Latin] F.A.M.E. WINNER Maluma [Sony Music Entertainment US Latin] PRÓXIMO NIVEL Grupo Alamo [Ro’ Records] The Latinas Of ‘Women Who Rock’ Maluca MalaPhoto: J. Grassi/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images HAZTE SENTIR WINNER Laura Pausini [Warner Music Latina] FELIZ Nahuel Pennisi [Sony Music/Ariola]Field 2 — Urban7. Best Urban Fusion/PerformanceMI GENTE J Balvin Con Willy William Featuring Beyoncé [Scorpio Music/Universal Music Latin Entertainment] INTERNACIONALES Bomba Estéreo Track from: Ayo [Sony Music Entertainment US Latin] Princess Nokia Photo: Burak Cingi/Redferns ADORAÇÃO NA GUERRA AO VIVO Léa Mendonça [MK Music]Field 12 — Portuguese Language34. Best Portuguese Language Contemporary Pop AlbumNOTURNO WINNER Anaadi [Jasmine Music] LOSPETITFELLAS MI CAMA Rene David Cano, Andy Clay, Karol G, Antonio Rayo & Omar Sabino, songwriters (Karol G) [Universal Music Latino] Princess Nokia Is Making Space For The Voiceless AZTLAN Zoé [EMI/Universal Music Group/Panoram]14. Best Alternative SongAZUL León Larregui, songwriter (Zoé) Track from: Aztlán [EMI/Universal Music Group/Panoram] LEBRON ToteKing [Sony Music Entertainment España]9. Best Urban SongDOWNTOWN Anitta, J. Balvin, Justin Quiles & Alejandro Ramírez, songwriters (Anitta Featuring J Balvin) [Warner Music Brasil] PARA SIEMPRE Kany García, songwriter (Kany García) Track from: Soy Yo [Sony Music Entertainment US Latin] SEXO Residente & Dillon Francis Featuring Ile Residente, video director; Adiela Marie, video producer [Sony Music Entertainment Us Latin LLC] +AR WINNER Almir Sater & Renato Teixeira [Universal Music] X Giordano Ashruf, Rashid Badloe, Shareef Badloe, J. Balvin, Nicky Jam, Juan Diego Medina Vélez & Jonathan Bryan Thiel, songwriters (Nicky Jam & J Balvin) [Sony Music Entertainment US Latin]Field 3 — Rock10. Best Rock AlbumEXPECTATIVAS WINNER Bunbury [Warner Music Spain] OTRAS HISTORIAS Michael Salgado [Zurdo Records] IDENTIDAD WINNER Miguel Siso [Guataca]Field 9 — Traditional28. Best Folk AlbumVIENE DE PANAMÁ (SIN RAÍZ NO HAY PAÍS) Afrodisíaco [Star Arsis Entertainment Group] FITXADU Sara Tavares [Sony Music Portugal] 7 Artists Who Have Added New Life To Reggaeton SUPERNOVA Sheila King [Sheila King Publishing] INTERNACIONALES Bomba Estéreo Edgar Barrera, Christian Castagno, Simón Mejía & Liliana Saumet, record producers; Ethan Shumaker, recording engineer; Ricky Reed, mixer; Chris Athens, mastering engineer Track from: Ayo [Sony Music Entertainment US Latin] Amara La Negra On Her Afro-Latina Identity Esperanza SpaldingPhoto: Noam Galai/Getty Images PRA QUE ME CHAMAS? Lucas Cirillo & Xenia, songwriters (Xenia) Track from: Xenia [Agogo Cultural / Natura Musical]Field 13 — Children’s41. Best Latin Children’s AlbumANA & GIO Ana & Gio [Violet Friends Music / Alera Publishing] LINDA BRICEÑO WINNER COMO ANILLO AL DEDO WINNER Aymee Nuviola [Top Stop Music] NOTURNO Leo Bracht, engineer; Leo Bracht, mixer; Felipe Tichauer, mastering engineer (Anaadi) [Jasmine Music] CUCUCUPRÁ, CUPRÁ Safara [Star Arsis Entertainment Group]20. Best Tropical SongCÁSATE CONMIGO Silvestre Dangond, Nicky Jam, Juan Medina, Mauricio Rengifo & Andrés Torres, songwriters (Silvestre Dangond Featuring Nicky Jam) [Sony Music Entertainment US Latin] MALAMENTE WINNER Rosalía [Rosalia/Sony Music Entertainment España S.L.]8. Best Urban Music AlbumVIBRAS WINNER J Balvin [Universal Music Latino] RELAX Kassin [Lab 344] BATANGO Lisandro Baum, arranger (Quinteto Bataraz) Track from: Fiero [Independiente] SENSUALIDAD J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Juan M. Frías, Luian Malave, Prince Royce, Edgar Semper & Xavier Semper, songwriters (Bad Bunny, Prince Royce & J Balvin) [Sony Music Entertainment US Latin] GOLDEN Romeo Santos [Sony Music Entertainment US Latin] YO CONTRA TI Daddy Yankee Featuring Orquesta Sinfónica De Puerto Rico [El Cartel Records] Amara La Negra On Her Afro-Latina Identity LA GIRA Miguel Vásquez “Masa”, art director (Sibilino) [Dios Records] Esperanza SpaldingPhoto: Noam Galai/Getty Images STRING QUARTET Nº.3 (IN MEMORIAM LUDVVIG VAN BEETHOVEN) Yalil Guerra, composer (La Catrina String Quartet) Track from: Alma Con Brío [Rycy Productions, Inc.]Field 15 — Arranging44. Best ArrangementMASSARANDUPIÓ Luiz Cláudio Ramos, arranger (Chico Buarque) Track from: Caravanas [Biscoito Fino] MÁGICA Y MISTERIOSA WINNER Claudia Montero; José Manuel Domenech & Claudia Montero, album producers [La Cupula Music Records]43. Best Classical Contemporary CompositionLUCES Y SOMBRAS. CONCIERTO PARA GUITARRA Y ORQUESTA DE CUERDAS WINNER Claudia Montero, composer (Claudia Montero) Track from: Mágica y Misteriosa [La Cupula Music Records] DE PARRANDA Jean Carlos Centeno y Ronal Urbina [Codiscos] DÚO Andrea Echeverri, songwriter (Aterciopelados) Track from: Claroscura [Sony Music Entertainment Colombia S.A.] ¡MÉXICO POR SIEMPRE! WINNER Luis Miguel [Warner Music México, S.A. de C.V.] TANGO COSMOPOLITA Omar Mollo & Gran Orquesta Típica Otra [Sony Music Entertainment Argentina S.A.] ENAMÓRATE BAILANDO Jorge Luis Piloto, songwriter (Reynier Pérez y Su Septeto Acarey Featuring Gilberto Santa Rosa) Track from: Enamórate Bailando [Independiente] SIGUIENTE El David Aguilar David Bravou, Juan Cubas, Guillermo Durán, El David Aguilar, Juan García Álvarez, Pere George, Carlos González, Ulises Hadjis, Hernán Hecht, Alberto Hernández, Miguel Inzunza, Alejandro Jiménez, Demián Jiménez, Carlos Mier, Diego Mier, Herman Nunes, Luca Ortega, Alan Saucedo & Ignacio Sotelo, album producers; David Bravou, Juan Cubas, Guillermo Durán, Juan García Álvarez, Carlos González, Ulises Hadjis, Hernán Hecht, Miguel Inzunza, Demián Jiménez, Diego Mier, Herman Nunes, Luca Ortega & Alan Saucedo, album recording engineers; Ignacio Sotelo, album mixer; El David Aguilar, songwriter; Juan García Álvarez, album mastering engineer [Discos Valiente/Universal Music Group] CERCA ESTÁS Marcela Gándara [Lv&M] Email LA PUERTA VIOLETA Rozalén, songwriter (Rozalén) [Sony Music Entertainment] 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners List ELAS EM EVIDÊNCIAS WINNER Chitãozinho & Xororó [Universal Music] ALEX FERREIRA PALANTE EL MAMBO! Diego Gutiérrez [Egrem] REI NINGUÉM Thiago Baggio & Rodrigo Sanches, engineers; Rodrigo Sanches, mixer; Rodrigo Sanches, mastering engineer (Arthur Nogueira) [Natura Musical / Joia Moderna] CON TODA LA FUERZA Conjunto Primavera [Fonovisa Records/Universal Music Latin Entertainment] DOLCE INFERNO: DOLCE Proyecto Insomnio [Promomusic Entertainment] ROBARTE UN BESO Mauricio Rengifo, Andrés Torres, Carlos Vives & Sebastian Yatra, songwriters (Carlos Vives & Sebastian Yatra) Track from: Vives [Sony Music Entertainment US Latin] EL QUE A TI TE GUSTA Voz De Mando [Afinarte Music]26. Best Regional SongARRÁNQUENSE MUCHACHOS Domingo Leiva Delgado, songwriter (Pedro Fernández) [Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. de C.V.] DURA WINNER Daddy Yankee, Urbani Mota Cedeño, Juan G. Rivera Vazquez & Luis Jorge Romero, songwriters (Daddy Yankee) [El Cartel Records/Universal Music Latin Entertainment] MARIZA Mariza [Warner Music Portugal] SIGUIENTE El David Aguilar [Discos Valiente/Universal Music Group] SOY YO Kany García [Sony Music Entertainment US Latin] COMPOSITORES Claudia Prieto [440 Portátil] PARA SIEMPRE Kany García Marcos Sánchez & Afo Verde, record producers; José E. Díaz, Orlando Ferrer & Marcos Sánchez, recording engineers; Marcos Sánchez, mixer; Eduardo Ramos, mastering engineer Track from: Soy Yo [Sony Music Entertainment US Latin] MUSAS (UN HOMENAJE AL FOLCLORE LATINOAMERICANO EN MANOS DE LOS MACORINOS), VOL. 2 WINNER Natalia Lafourcade [Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. de C.V.] AS CARAVANAS WINNER Chico Buarque, songwriter (Chico Buarque) Track from: Caravanas [Biscoito Fino] SOY YO Kany García Residente, Marcos Sánchez, Trooko & Afo Verde, album producers; Larry Coll, José E. Díaz, Orlando Ferrer, Luca Germini, Iván Belvis Navarro, Marcos Sánchez & Carlos Velázquez, album recording engineers; Beatriz Artola, album mixer; Kany García, songwriter; Eduardo Ramos, album mastering engineer [Sony Music Entertainment US Latin] ME DEJÉ LLEVAR Christian Nodal [Fonovisa Records/Universal Music Group/JG Music]23. Best Banda AlbumLOS GUSTOS QUE ME DOY WINNER Banda Los Recoditos [Fonovisa Records/Universal Music Group] SIMPLES CORAZONES Fonseca, Mauricio Rengifo & Andrés Torres, songwriters (Fonseca) [Sony Music Latin]Field 6 — Singer-Songwriter21. Best Singer-Songwriter AlbumSALVAVIDAS DE HIELO WINNER Jorge Drexler [Warner Music Spain] CONVITE PARA NASCER DE NOVO Erasmo Carlos, Dadi & Marisa Monte, songwriters (Erasmo Carlos) Track from: Amor É Isso [Som Livre] MONTUNO EN FORMA DE CHACONA Roberto Sierra, composer (Silvia Márquez) Track from: Chaconnerie [Ibs Classical] TEX MEX FUNK WINNER Roger Velásquez & The Latin Legendz [VDiscos]25. Best Norteño AlbumIRREMPLAZABLE Adrián Acosta [Talentos Music/LZ Records] CAMPOS NEUTRAIS Vitor Ramil [Satolep Music] ¡BAILA CONMIGO! Yubá-Iré [Ox Lab]29. Best Tango AlbumNOSTALGIAS Daniel Binelli & Nick Danielson [Bell Ville] DIANA BURCO Diana Burco [Independiente] EN EL CAMINO El Fantasma y Su Equipo Armado [Afinarte Music]24. Best Tejano AlbumPORQUE TODAVÍA TE QUIERO Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz [M Music & Entertainment Group, LLC/ Freddie Records] GUERRA DE PODER WINNER – TIE Calibre 50 [Andaluz Music/Disa Records/Universal Music Latin Entertainment] PENSACOLA RADIO Lucas & The Woods [Independiente]12. Best Rock SongAHORA IMAGINO COSAS Santiago Motorizado, songwriter (Él Mató A Un Policía Motorizado) Track from: La Síntesis O’konor [Nacional Records/Laptra Records] Karol GPhoto: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images ME ENAMORO MÁS DE TI Jorge Luis Piloto, Jean Rodríguez & Tony Succar, songwriters (Tony Succar Featuring Jean Rodríguez) [Unity Entertainment] Prev Next CUANDO EL RÍO SUENA… Rozalén Adrián García, Ismael Guijarro & Sebastián Schon, album producers; Jordi Gil, Ismael Guijarro, Manu Pájaro, Santiago Quizhpe, José María Rosillo & Sebastián Schon, album recording engineers; Felipe Guevara, José Maria Rosillo, Eduardo Ruíz, Sebastián Schon & Oscar Vinader, album mixers; Rozalén, songwriter; Juan Hidalgo & Mike Kalajian, album mastering engineers [Conderechoa S.L./Sony Music]3. Song Of The YearANTES DE TI Manú Jalil & Mon Laferte, songwriters (Mon Laferte) [Universal Music Mexico S.A. de C.V.] EL SUEÑO AMERICANO Salvador Hurtado, songwriter (La Energía Norteña) Track from: El Sueño Americano [Azteca Records/Fonovisa Records/Universal Music Latin Entertainment] Bad BunnyPhoto: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images GUERRA Residente Adiela Marie, video director; Residente, video producer [Sony Music Entertainment Us Latin] LA SANGRE BUENA Ella Es Tan Cargosa [Rinoceronte Discos/Sony Music] Karol GPhoto: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images MALAMENTE WINNER Antón Alvarez Alfaro, Pablo Diaz-Reixa & Rosalía, songwriters (Rosalía) [Rosalia/Sony Music Entertainment España S.L.] CLAVO Y CANELA Eva Ayllón [Aylloncito Producciones] PENTECOSTÉS (EN VIVO) Miel San Marcos [Uncion Producciones]33. Best Portuguese Language Christian AlbumSOM DA MINHA VIDA WINNER Fernanda Brum [MK Music] Facebook IDAS Y VUELTAS María Mulata [Onerpm] Esperanza Spalding Is Making Waves In Her Own Lane How Bad Bunny Is Putting Latin Trap On The Map The Latinas Of ‘Women Who Rock’ AMAR Y VIVIR DOCUMENTARY La Santa Cecilia Charlie Nelson, video director; Javier Talán, video producer [Rebeleon Entertainment]3.000 VIVOS Los Pericos Diego Álvarez, video director; Verónica Álvarez, video producer [Sony Music Entertainment Argentina S.A.] LENINE EM TRÂNSITO WINNER Lenine [Universal Music / Casa 9 Produções] MEDORO MADERA Rubén Blades Con Roberto Delgado y Orquesta [Rubén Blades Productions] OMARA SIEMPRE Omara Portuondo [Egrem] DELIRIUM TREMENS Rosario La Tremendita [Universal Music Spain S.L.U.] FUERZA ARARÁ Telmary [Producciones Colibrí] VIBRAS J Balvin Childsplay, Dj Chuckie, Marco Masís, Carlos E. Ortiz, Pardo, Alejandro Ramírez, Juan G. Rivera & Willy William, album producers; Phil Greiss, Josh Gudwin, Alejandro Patiño & Juan G. Rivera, album mixers; J Balvin, Jesús M. Nieves Cortes, Marco Masís & Alejandro Ramírez, songwriters; Dave Kutch, album mastering engineer [Universal Music Latino] BACK TO THE SUNSET Dafnis Prieto Big Band [Dafnison Music] CHRISTIAN NODAL MIND OF A MASTER Bobby Valentin & The Latin Jazzists [Bronco Records]Field 11 — Christian32. Best Christian Album (Spanish Language)TÚ PRIMERO Andy Alemany [Independent] SETENTA VECES SIETE WINNER Alfareros [Alfareros] FELIZ Gustavo Borner & Justin Moshkevich, engineers; Gustavo Borner & Justin Moshkevich, mixers; Nick Baxter, mastering engineer (Nahuel Pennisi) [Sony Music/Ariola] Princess Nokia Photo: Burak Cingi/Redferns 7 Artists Who Have Added New Life To Reggaeton 9 Christian Montenegro & Laura Varsky, art directors (Marco Sanguinetti) [Exiles Records]Field 17 — Production46. Best Engineered Album50 AÑOS TOCANDO PARA TI WINNER Rafa Sardina, engineer; Rafa Sardina, mixer; Eric Boulanger, mastering engineer (Orquesta Filarmónica De Bogotá) [Orquesta Filarmónica De Bogotá] PROBABLEMENTE WINNER Christian Nodal, songwriter (Christian Nodal) Track from: Me Deje Llevar [Fonovisa Records/Universal Music Group/JG Music]Field 8 — Instrumental27. Best Instrumental AlbumRECANTO Yamandu Costa [Bagual] Inside Maluca Mala’s Daring Sound NATUREZA UNIVERSAL WINNER Hermeto Pascoal & Big Band [Scubidu Music] AMOR É ISSO Erasmo Carlos [Som Livre] DONA DE MIM Iza [Warner Music Brasil Ltda.] DÍAS FUTUROS Richard Coleman, songwriter (Richard Coleman) Track from: F-A-C-I-L [Popart Discos/Sony Music] LEO BROUWER: THE BOOK OF SIGNS, PAULO BELLINATI: CONCERTO CABOCLO Brasil Guitar Duo & David Amado, Conducting The Delaware Symphony Orchestra; Alan Jordan, album producer [Naxos] CASAS Rubel [Dorileo / Tratore] VIGOR TANGUERO WINNER Pedro Giraudo [Zoho Music L.L.C.] Princess Nokia Is Making Space For The Voiceless 25/7 WINNER Víctor Manuelle [Sony Music Latin] TROILO POR MEDEROS, EN SU HUELLA Rodolfo Mederos Trio [DBN] X Nicky Jam & J Balvin Giordano Ashruf, Rashid Badloe, Shareef Badloe & Jonathan Bryan Thiel, record producers; Mateo Cano & Cristhian Mena, recording engineers; Alejandro Patiño, mixer; Alejandro Patiño, mastering engineer [Sony Music Entertainment US Latin] CARAVANAS Chico Buarque Vinicius França & Luiz Claudio Ramos, album producers; Lucas Ariel, Gabriel Pinheiro & Fernando Prado, album recording engineers; Gabriel Pinheiro, album mixer; Chico Buarque, songwriter; Luiz Tornaghi, album mastering engineer [Biscoito Fino] MALAMENTE Rosalía Canadá, video director; Alba Barneda & Oscar Romagosa, video producers [Rosalia/Sony Music Entertainment España S.L.]49. Best Long Form Music VideoEN LETRA DE OTRO – DOCUMENTARY WINNER Pedro Capó Diego Álvarez, video director; Vicente Solís, video producer [Sony Music Entertainment US Latin] CARAVANAS WINNER Chico Buarque [Biscoito Fino] EDU, DORI E MARCOS Edu Lobo, Dori Caymmi e Marcos Valle [Biscoito Fino] COSMOVISIONES Comisario Pantera [Discos Valiente/EMI Music México S.A. de C.V/Universal Music Group] Maluca MalaPhoto: J. Grassi/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images EMBRUJO El David Aguilar, songwriter (El David Aguilar) [Discos Valiente/Universal Music Group] JOSÉ ALFREDO Y YO Tania Libertad [Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. de C.V.] EL DAVID AGUILAR SOU DO INTERIOR (AO VIVO) Fernando & Sorocaba [Sony Music Entertainment Brasil] APONTE Nanda Costa, Lan Lanh & Sambê, songwriters (Maria Bethânia) [Biscoito Fino] SIN MIEDO ChocQuibTown [Sony Music Entertainment US Latin] NANA MENDOZA AMOR SUPREMO DESNUDO Carla Morrison [Carla Morrison Musica/Cosmica Records] MIRADAS Nana Mendoza [Alternativa Representa S.A.]6. Best Traditional Pop Vocal AlbumPROMETO Pablo Alborán [Parlophone/Warner Music Spain] MUNDUÊ Diogo Nogueira [Universal Music] É FAKE (HOMEM BARATO) Anaadi Leo Bracht, record producer; Leo Bracht, recording engineer; Leo Bracht, mixer; Felipe Tichauer, mastering engineer Track from: Noturno [Jasmine Music] UN MUNDO RARO: LAS CANCIONES DE JOSÉ ALFREDO JIMÉNEZ (Varios Artistas) Rubén R. Bañuelos & Iván López Barba, video directors; Iván López Barba & Alex Briseño, video producers [Warner Music México, S.A de C.V.] CONTAGEM REGRESSIVA Anderson Freire [MK Music] PINTOR DO MUNDO Pr. Lucas [MK Music] IMAGINARE WINNER Claraluna [Claraluna Taller Artístico Ltda.] TELEFONÍA WINNER Jorge Drexler Carles Campi Campón & Jorge Drexler, producers; Carles Campi Campón & Ernesto García, recording engineers; Matías Cella, mixer; Fred Kevorkian, mastering engineer Track from: Salvavidas De Hielo [Warner Music Spain] Amara La Negra On Her Afro-Latina Identity CAMPOS NEUTRAIS Vagner Cunha, arranger (Vitor Ramil) Track from: Campos Neutrais [Satolep] NÍVEL DO CÉU Cassiane [MK Music] CORRIDO DE JUANITO Edén Muñoz, songwriter (Calibre 50) [Andaluz Music/Disa Records/Universal Music Latin Entertainment] XENIA Xenia [Agogo Cultural / Natura Musical]35. Best Portuguese Language Rock or Alternative AlbumRECOMEÇAR Tim Bernardes [Risco / Tratore] ENRIQUE GRANADOS: GOYESCAS José Menor; Francisco Moya Castro, album producer [Ibs Classical] F-A-C-I-L Richard Coleman [Popart Discos/Sony Music] How Bad Bunny Is Putting Latin Trap On The Map ESTO ES VIDA WINNER Silvestre Dangond [Sony Music] MEIO QUE TUDO É UM Daniel Eizirik, art director (Apanhador Só) [Independente] ECOS DO ACASO E CASOS DE CAOS Jay Vaquer [Warner Music]36. Best Samba/Pagode AlbumALÔ VILA ISABEEEEL!!! Martinho Da Vila [Sony Music Entertainment Brasil] UN BOSQUE ENCANTADO 2 Colectivo Animal [Colectivo Animal Records]Field 14 — Classical42. Best Classical AlbumBUENOS AIRES NOIR Allison Brewster Franzetti & Carlos Franzetti; James Fitzpatrick, album producer [Amapola Records] ENCANTO TROPICAL Monsieur Periné Eduardo Cabra, Catalina García Barahona & Santiago Prieto Sarabia, album producers; Eduardo Cabra, Uriel Dorfman, Santiago Prieto Sarabia & Alan Saucedo, album recording engineers; Fab Dupont & Harold Sanders, album mixers; Catalina García Barahona & Santiago Prieto Sarabia, songwriters; Diego Calviño & Pablo López Ruíz, album mastering engineers [Sony Music Enterntaiment Colombia S.A./M3 Music] SE LE VE WINNER Milton Salcedo, arranger (Milton Salcedo Featuring Amaury Gutiérrez, Carlos Oliva y Michel Puche) Track from: Presenta: Swing 80 [The Entity/Mas Music Productions]Field 16 — Recording Package45. Best Recording PackageDIFERENTES TIPOS DE LUZ WINNER Carlos Sadness, art director (Carlos Sadness) [Sony Music] MISMO SITIO, DISTINTO LUGAR Vetusta Morla [Pequeño Salto Mortal/Sony Music] LEYENDAS DE MI PUEBLO Mariachi Sol De México De José Hernández [Serenata Records] MALAMENTE Antón Alvarez Alfaro, Pablo Diaz-Reixa & Rosalia, songwriters (Rosalía) [Rosalia/Sony Music Entertainment España S.L.] MAGIA TODO EL DÍA Luis Pescetti y Amigos [LMP] Princess Nokia Is Making Space For The Voiceless IbeyiPhoto: David Wolff – Patrick/Redferns How Bad Bunny Is Putting Latin Trap On The Map CONTRASTE Naiara Azevedo [Som Livre] Princess Nokia Photo: Burak Cingi/Redferns CONSEJO DE SABIOS Guillermo Galván, songwriter (Vetusta Morla) Track from: Mismo Sitio, Distinto Lugar [Pequeño Salto Mortal/Sony Music] ANA VILELA Ana Vilela [Slap] DANZA DE GARDENIAS Natalia Lafourcade Featuring Los Macorinos Kiko Campos, record producer; Rubén López Arista, recording engineer; Rubén López Arista, mixer; Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer [Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. de C.V.] IbeyiPhoto: David Wolff – Patrick/Redferns Amara La Negra Photo: Mike Pont/Getty Images BRINDEMOS Jerry Demara [Casa Nacional] CAMINO FUEGO Y LIBERTAD Pablo López [Universal Music Spain] HAMILTON DE HOLANDA TRIO – JACOB 10ZZ Hamilton De Holanda Trio [Deck] LA ELEGANCIA DE LA MÚSICA Juan Piña [Vibra Music Entertainment S.A.S.]17. Best Contemporary Tropical AlbumDIOMEDIZAO Elvis Crespo [Flash Music] NO MUNDO DOS SONS Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo [Selo Sesc] Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 ODISEA Ozuna [VP Records / Dimelo Vi / Sony Music Entertainment] BAILAR CONTIGO Monsieur Periné Eduardo Cabra, Catalina García Barahona & Santiago Prieto Sarabia, record producers; Eduardo Cabra & Uriel Dorfman, recording engineers; Fab Dupont, mixer; Diego Calviño & Pablo López Ruiz, mastering engineers [Sony Music Entertainment Colombia S.A.] TU VIDA MI VIDA Fito Páez, songwriter (Fito Páez) Track from: La Ciudad Liberada [Sony Music Entertainment Argentina S.A.]4. Best New ArtistANGELA AGUILAR Bad BunnyPhoto: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images 2:00 AM Raquel Sofía [Sony Music Entertainment US Latin]Field 7 — Regional-Mexican22. Best Ranchero/Mariachi AlbumPRIMERO SOY MEXICANA Angela Aguilar [Machín Records] Celia CruzPhoto: M. Caulfield/WireImage DOS CAMINOS Samuel Serrano [Cebros Producciones]Field 10 — Jazz31. Best Latin Jazz/Jazz AlbumLA CASA DE UN PIANISTA DE JAZZ Adrian Iaies Trio [DBN] SÓ VEM! AO VIVO Thiaguinho [Som Livre]37. Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) AlbumMANO QUE ZUERA João Bosco [Som Livre] AHORA SOY YO Luis Coronel [Sony Music Entertainment US Latin] MÍSTICA CIUDAD Miguel Pereiro [Epsa Music S.A.]30. Best Flamenco AlbumAL ESTE DEL CANTE WINNER Arcángel [Universal Music Spain S.L.U.] Maluca MalaPhoto: J. Grassi/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images MISMO SITIO, DISTINTO LUGAR Rubén Chumillas, art director (Vetusta Morla) [Pequeño Salto Mortal/Sony Music] PRESENTA: SWING 80 Milton Salcedo [The Entity/Mas Music Productions] ANDRÉS TORRES, MAURICIO RENGIFO NO ME PLATIQUES MÁS (INSTRUMENTAL) Rigoberto Alfaro, arranger (Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea) Track from: Divas Cantan Al Principe [East Side Records/Shea Records] SALVAVIDAS DE HIELO Carles Campi Campón, Ernesto García & Pablo Martín Jones, engineers; Carles Campi Campón & Matías Cella, mixers; Fred Kevorkian, mastering engineer (Jorge Drexler) [Warner Music Spain]47. Producer of the YearRAFAEL ARCAUTE PRAZER, EU SOU FERRUGEM Ferrugem [Warner Music Brasil] Amara La Negra Photo: Mike Pont/Getty Images Inside Maluca Mala’s Daring Sound ALUÊ Airto Moreira [Selo Sesc] BORGHETTI YAMANDU Borghetti Yamandu [Estação Filmes]40. Best Portuguese Language SongALIANÇA Pedro Baby, Pretinho Da Serrinha & Tribalistas, songwriters (Tribalistas) Track from: Tribalistas [Phonomotor / Universal Music] Celia CruzPhoto: M. Caulfield/WireImage QUIERO TIEMPO WINNER Juan Carlos Luces & Víctor Manuelle, songwriters (Víctor Manuelle Featuring Juan Luis Guerra) Track from: 25/7 [Sony Music Latin] Esperanza SpaldingPhoto: Noam Galai/Getty Images Esperanza Spalding Is Making Waves In Her Own Lane JULIO REYES COPELLOField 18 — Music Video48. Best Short Form Music VideoDUELE Bomba Estéreo Sam Mason, video director; Talia Bernstein, video producer [Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC] ¡MÉXICO POR SIEMPRE! 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For the first time, a Tlingit name for a peak in Juneau will be included in the Geographic Names Information System or GNIS. This makes it possible for that name to be printed on federal maps and publications. Getting the indigenous name for a Juneau peak officially recognized actually began as an attempt to give the point a Western moniker.Download AudioTo Lance Twitchell, the point east of Thunder Mountain has always been called Tlaxsatanjín.“From the Tlingit prospective, nothing has really changed,” he says.He’s the assistant professor of Native languages at the University of Alaska Southeast. In Tlingit, Tlaxsatanjín means “idle hands” or “hands at rest.” If you looked at a topographic map, the peak had been nameless.“I think you’d see Heintzleman Ridge is what would be there. And that’s it,” he says.Twitchell wasn’t the only one who proposed a name for the peak to the Alaska Historical Commission. It almost became Mount Scribner, after the late Jon Scribner. He was a longtime Department of Transportation official in Southeast who died in 2005 in a hiking accident.“He had sort of uncommon passion for the land here. For the people here,” says Mandy Mallott, Jon Scribner’s daughter. She’s non-Native.“But I was adopted into the Kwaashk’i Kwaan clan out of Yakutat. And I was given a Native name, Ach Kwei,” she says.Friends of the late Scribner submitted a proposal in 2013 to have the peak named in his honor. The commission approved it, unaware of its Tlingit name. That proposal was then sent to the U.S. Board of Geographic names, which also conducts a review. The U.S. Board of Geographic Names added it to their list of things they would consider. But it didn’t take action. Then a proposal was submitted by Lance Twitchell. He says it wasn’t necessarily a counterproposal.“It had nothing to do with the individual. It just has do with sort of reaching a capacity of saying, we can’t just keep naming stuff for people when these things already have names,” Twitchell says.After Mallott found out about the peak’s indigenous name, she and her father’s colleagues withdrew their proposal.“When we heard about the other proposal, absolutely very quickly did we decide that that was the name of that mountain,” Mallott says.Mallott says she’s interested in seeing Native names being restored to the entire region. She believes her father would want that, too.“His spirit would have been right there with us and that is to restore indigenous place names of this whole region. It’s not just this one peak,” she says.Lance Twitchell says he hopes people will learn the Native names for these landmarks.“So when they see that and they drive by that mountain, they can drive by and say ‘Tlaxsatanjín.’ And just look at it and think that’s what it’s been called for well over 500 years,” he says.Tlaxsatanjín will be on federal maps starting next month.
Warangal: Greater Warangal Mayor Gunda Prakash Rao to undertake ‘Nagara Bata’ (city visit) from August 3 to take note of civic issues. Speaking to media persons here on Thursday, he said that his aim is to turn the city as a tourist hub by improving aesthetics and infrastructural facilities.”Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is keen to develop the city on par with State capital Hyderabad. Warangal has a lot of potential to grow. With the funds flowing in from Centre under various heads such as Smart City Mission, Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY), and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), in addition to the special development funds from the State Government, the face of the city would be changed soon,” Mayor said. This apart, the administration is striving hard to turn the city as a plastic free zone, he added. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us The Corporation which identified 3,562 street vendors in the city has provided vending space for 350 odd people, he said. He said that two more vending zones will come up in the city in addition to the existing six to accommodate street vendors to carry out their business. The civic body has decided to set up a 150-feet national flag near Bhadrakali temple, Prakash Rao said. A plan is also on the anvil to construct a swimming pool in Warangal, he said, stating that officials are scouting for suitable land. The Corporation will soon raze 908 century-old buildings that are in dilapidated condition, he said. Also Read – Vemulawada school seized after road accident Advertise With Us He said that a traffic island would be constructed near the railway station to address the ever increasing traffic problems. “The Council meeting which is scheduled this month would discuss about various issues including the damaged roads and drinking water supply,” Mayor said. Division 1 Corporator Veera Bikshapathi and additional commissioner Ch Nageshwar were among others present.
US President Donald Trump speaks prior to awarding a posthumous Medal of Honor for US Army Staff Sergeant Travis Atkins during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, 27 March 2019. Photo: AFPBuoyed by word that the special counsel didn’t find collusion with Russia, president Donald Trump is voicing new interest in policymaking, including a fresh effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare.” But Trump has few detailed policy proposals to back up his words, suggesting he’s as focused on highlighting issues that appeal to his political base as actually enacting legislation.Trump stressed his desire to revive his failed effort to kill the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, a pivot to health care that both broadens and complicates the administration’s agenda. Many in the GOP remain skeptical that Trump can notch many policy wins in the divided Congress.Speaking of a new health care proposal — still unproposed — Trump promised on Wednesday that “we’re coming up with plans” and his GOP was the party of “great health care.”His administration this week surprised many when it asked a federal appeals court to strike down President Barack Obama’s entire 2010 health care law, breaking with what had been a more modest effort to undo only parts of the act. The change in course by the Justice Department, backed by the White House, was encouraged by acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, a longtime Obamacare critic, said two people familiar with the deliberations who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private deliberations.The idea was quickly embraced by Trump, the officials said. Trump, who met with aides to discuss the decision Monday, saw it as a way to deliver on his campaign promise to repeal and replace the law, as well as put pressure on congressional Republicans to act.While aides expressed concern about a policy path forward — and many Republicans on Capitol Hill were reluctant to revisit such a thorny topic after repeal’s spectacular failure in Congress in 2017 — Trump happily discussed his plans to make the GOP “the party of health care.”Left unsaid was that Republicans couldn’t tackle health care when they had unified control of Washington, and the prospects in divided government are even bleaker. Instead, aides said, Trump’s rhetoric largely amounted to a recognition of the political significance of the issue to his re-election prospects. His failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act constitutes a broken promise to his base.Aside from this return to health care, the White House is pursuing a limited legislative agenda, with reining in prescription drug prices and passage of a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico as its priorities.Some allies are optimistic about the idea of a shift to policy. South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham encouraged Trump over the weekend to get back to governing to capitalize on good will generated by the end of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. But health care has not been atop the GOP priority list in the House or Senate.In fact, many Republicans were downright alarmed, preferring to put the focus on Democrats’ interest in “Medicare for All,” an idea the GOP has sought to brand as “socialism.” House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy phoned Trump to express his frustration with the administration’s course reversal, warning that it made little political sense after the GOP’s losses in the 2018 midterm elections, according to people familiar with the call. They spoke only on condition of anonymity to discuss private discussions.Trump’s White House had already been supportive in the lawsuit brought by Republican state attorneys general to challenge the law’s requirement that insurance plans cover pre-existing conditions and certain “essential” health benefits, such as pregnancy. But the administration faced a deadline to stake out the extent of its request to undo the law after a Texas federal judge ruled that the entire Affordable Care Act had been invalidated.The administration decision appeared rushed to some. Such a major change typically would involve considerable planning and discussion at the Department of Health and Human Services but that didn’t happen, said a person familiar with the decision-making process. The person was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.The suit appears destined for the Supreme Court, which could find itself issuing another election-year opinion on the issue. The court has upheld much of the law previously, and should it be undone in its entirety, about 20 million Americans who have insurance under the law could be left in the lurch, a political and policy reality the White House has yet to prepare for, aides acknowledged.Trump on Wednesday described the lawsuit as “phase one.””If the Supreme Court rules that Obamacare is out, we will have a plan that is far better than Obamacare,” he promised.On another health care issue, the administration’s efforts to push the poor toward self-sufficiency were dealt a blow Wednesday when a federal judge ruled that Medicaid work requirements undermined the program’s mission of providing health care for the needy.AP’s VoteCast survey of more than 115,000 voters in the 2018 midterm elections found that health care was identified as the most important issue by 26 percent of voters, including nearly 4 in 10 of those who voted for a Democratic House candidate. Overall the issue was a potent one for Democrats, for whom those concerned most by health care voted by a 3 to 1 margin.A GOP senators’ lunch on Wednesday brought little, if any, discussion of a new health care push, according to those familiar with the private session.Sen. Collins of Maine, who has pressed her colleagues to stabilize Obama’s health care law, said she was “vehemently opposed” to invalidating the entire law, urging the administration to work with Congress to make changes.Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana said Obamacare should be struck down with “vengeance and furious anger.” But he added “I don’t think we should kill it until we have a replacement.”On other policy issues, Republicans have been exploring ways to reach across the aisle to make progress on reducing the cost of prescription drugs. White House staffers have been holding meetings with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s staff, but aides cautioned the talks were still in their infancy.Trump has also been reaching out lawmakers directly to talk policy. He spoke to Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., about a number of policy issues Tuesday night, said a person familiar with the conversation who was not authorized to speak publicly.Another issue Trump has talked about is infrastructure, raising it recently during a luncheon with Pelosi. But the White House has not planned to put out a proposal of its own, waiting to see what can develop on Capitol Hill. Discussions between the chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., and the White House continue.Why are the issues now attracting Trump’s attention?”What is the number one issue still out there? It’s jobs. The number two issue? Health care,” said White House ally Rep. Mark Meadows. “And if we ignore both of those areas, and hope that the 2020 elections will be better somehow, without addressing real problems? Then we’re making a mistake.”
Tuesday, January 15, 2019Top afternoon stories:Rally To Demand End Of Government ShutdownAbner Fletcher/Houston Public MediaAbout 60 people protested the partial shutdown of the federal government.About 60 people rallied Tuesday at Houston’s Johnson Space Center to demand the end of the partial shutdown of the federal government, which is directly affecting JSC employees, as well as people who work for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at local airports and other federal workers. So far, the shutdown has lasted 25 days.A potential date for the government to reopen is uncertain because President Donald Trump rejected Monday a short-term legislative fix and dug in for more combat, declaring he would “never ever back down.” On the Democrats’ side, rank-and-file House members declined an invitation to have lunch with Trump on Tuesday.Speaker Nancy Pelosi had given her blessing for lawmakers to accept the White House invitation, but White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said “unfortunately” no Democrats accepted.Some of the people who rallied in Houston work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.Office of the Texas GovernorTexas Governor Greg Abbott takes the oath during his inauguration ceremony held in Austin on January 15, 2019.Abbott Promises To Reform School FinanceOn a brisk, cloudy morning, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick were sworn in Tuesday to second terms leading the nation’s second-largest state.The state’s top leaders, who have been careful to project a united front on those must-do policy issues, promised that this session will bring satisfying resolution to the concerns they said they’ve heard from taxpayers across the state.“Today is the dawn of a transformative session that will usher in a new era — a new era for children, teachers and taxpayers,” Abbott said, taking the stage after being sworn in by Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht and the subsequent cannon battery salute.That goal, in Abbott’s presentation of it, involves overhauling the state’s school finance system. The Governor also pledged to “finally rein in skyrocketing property taxes.”Quinn Dombrowski/FlickrU.S. Census form.Judge Orders Removing Citizenship Question From 2020 CensusA federal judge in New York has ruled against the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman ordered the administration to stop its plans to include the controversial question on forms for the upcoming national head count “without curing the legal defects” the judge identified in his opinion released on Tuesday.Furman’s decision marks a significant milestone in a legal battle that began shortly after the Trump administration announced last year that the 2020 census would include a controversial question about U.S. citizenship status. The added question was: “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” All U.S. households have not been asked such a question on the census since 1950.Furman has noted that he does not expect his order to be the final word on the question’s fate. The district court ruling in New York is expected to be appealed to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and, ultimately, to the Supreme Court. Share
Dr Pepper chocolate chip ice cream?! Yes, please! Definitely a Texas thing pic.twitter.com/kofG0Lpb12— Abner Valdez (@abnerv24) January 7, 2019More on Geek.com:Watch: Texas Man Finds More Than 30 Rattlesnakes Under ShedThe AI Voices in its Head Told Coca- to Make Sprite CherryCoca-Cola Used Captured Carbon Dioxide to Make Bottled Water Sparkle Stay on target Texas (surprisingly) does not have a state drink, and Dr. Pepper wants to change that.Reps for Dr Pepper are formally petitioning for Texas officials to recognize the soda’s roots in the Lone Star State — Dr Pepper was first concocted in 1885 in Waco, Tex. — by making the beverage the state’s official soft drink.Dr Pepper posted a petition on Change.org on Jan. 14 and is asking people to sign. The petition has more than 1,000 signatures as of this writing.Photo Credit: Ramin Talaie/Corbis via Getty Images“Like any Texan, Dr Pepper has only the deepest pride and appreciation for its home state,” the petition read. “Now Dr Pepper is calling on its passionate fans to support its quest to become the first Official Soft Drink of the Lone Star State.”To celebrate Dr Pepper’s mission to become the Official Soft Drink of Texas, the company will debut a collection of special-edition, Texas-inspired bottle labels featuring 15 of the state’s iconic landmarks.“The 20 oz bottles are available for purchase in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and Waco, and fans are encouraged to collect them all in honor of the great state of Texas and its beloved beverage brand,” the appeal on Change.org. said.The brand is also urging fans to use the hashtag #DrPepperLovesTX on social media.According to the Texas State Historical Association, Dr Pepper is perhaps the nation’s oldest soft drink. A Waco pharmacist, Charles Aderton, originated Dr Pepper Phos-Ferrates in 1885 — a year before Coca-Cola was invented.Texans, of course, express their love for Dr Pepper on Twitter.Dr. Pepper is just Texas water. You can’t change my mind.— Legend Of The Wind (@spontaneousman) January 10, 2019 Dr.Pepper is our modern ambrosia ,I am convinced @drpepper found the fountain of youth and immortality in Waco, Texas and decided to mix it into a caramel colored nectar that even the gods of old mythology wouldn’t even comprehend pic.twitter.com/5A4HUh3Dp3— Big Chungus (@Namrefkanye) January 13, 2019 SpaceX’s Starhopper Is Ready for Its Biggest Hop TestWatch: Giant Spider Gobbles Up Bat in Web Outside Texas Home
In a list of most successful video games IP, Final Fantasy would certainly appear somewhere in the top ten. And the most well-known game in the series? It has to be Final Fantasy VII, which ranks second on the list of best selling games for the PlayStation.What may surprise you though, is which of the Final Fantasy games turns out to be the most profitable. FFVII sold over 10 million copies, and each new game release in the series continues to see sales in the millions. But the number one spot doesn’t go to a typical Final Fantasy title. Square Enix has made the most money from Final Fantasy XI–the series’ first, and now decade-old MMO.The game was released back in 2002 on the PlayStation 2 and PC. It then saw a release four years later on the Xbox 360. According to Square Enix, players have logged over 200,000 years of play time during its first 10 years. I say first because it seems the game will continue to get support and has a new expansion incoming called Seekers of Adoulin.The MMO landscape has changed significantly since Final Fantasy XI saw a release. World of Warcraft continues to dominate the market, many other subscription-based MMOs have made the switch to free-to-play to boost player numbers and generate revenue, and Square Enix’s own Final Fantasy XIV has failed to perform anywhere near as well as FFXI.The revelation that an MMO tops the profit charts for the series was made by Square Enix president Yoichi Wada during the Vana Fest 2012 event. It was also revealed that Hiromichi Tanaka, a Square Enix producer who worked on Final Fantasy I, II, III, and XIV, as well as Chrono Cross and Xenogears, is leaving the company due to health issues. However, he plans to continue making games as an indie, which could prove very interesting for gamers.More at Andriasang, via Eurogamer.net
Kolkata: Calcutta High Court on Thursday directed all processes of the West Bengal rural polls to be suspended till April 16, when the State Election Commission (SEC) will submit a report on the measures it has taken to ensure peaceful filing of nominations by the Opposition.Justice Subrata Talukdar also imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on the BJP for misrepresentation, likening the party’s conduct to “forum hopping” after the saffron brigade approached both the high court and the Supreme Court on similar pleas. The state government has decided to move the division Bench of the high court on Friday challenging the single Bench’s verdict. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe high court has ordered the SEC to submit on April 16 a comprehensive status report on the poll process, detailing the number of nominations filed and the percentage of nominations rejected, amongst other information.Trinamool counsel and party MP, Kalyan Banerjee, argued both inside the court and outside that according to Article 243-O of the Constitution, courts do not have right to interfere in electoral matters after the election process has begun. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”We are approaching a Division Bench against this order,” said Banerjee.The BJP had already moved a caveat before the Division Bench of Justice Biswanath Somadder and Arindam Mukherjee where the TMC is supposed to move their petition challenging the single Bench order.It is learnt that Justice Talukdar will take a decision on resuming the poll process after getting the SEC’s report.Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee said the Opposition has nothing to rejoice as the people of Bengal are with the TMC and its development agenda. “We have full faith in the judiciary. They are trying to delay the election process as they have no organisational strength. Elections will be held today or tomorrow and then it will be proved clearly that the people of the state have full faith in our development agenda. The changes that we have brought about will reflect in the vote box,” Chatterjee said. It may be mentioned that Justice Talukdar’s order came in the wake of a petition moved by the Bengal unit of the BJP, alleging that the ruling Trinamool Congress has resorted to violence to prevent their candidates from filing nominations for the forthcoming Panchayat polls.The Congress welcomed the high court orders. “I salute the high court. At least they are listening to our agony when the government, police and even the State Election Commission are turning a deaf ear to our pleas,” said state Congress president Adhir Chowdhury.”We welcome the decision of the Calcutta High Court,” said MoS heavy industry and Lok Sabha MP Babul Supriyo.Left Front chairman Biman Bose said the verdict of the single Bench has proved that the allegations that we have made are genuine.Elections are scheduled to be held in three phases from May 1, 3 and 5 with the counting happening on May 8. The filing of nominations for the Panchayat polls began on April 2 and ended on April 9. Scrutiny of nominations took place on April 11. The withdrawal of nomination had started on Thursday and with the high court’s order, the process has been stalled.