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Southern Chelyabinsk Russia Meteorites

A meteor streaked through the skies above Russia’s southern Chelyabinsk region Friday morning, before exploding with a flash and boom that shattered glass in buildings and left hundreds of people hurt.

The explosion was centered about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Satka city, in the Chelyabinsk region, the state-run Itar-Tass news agency reported. About 80 million trees were felled, radiating out from the center of the blast, but no crater was left.

The sounds of car alarms and breaking windows could be heard in the area, the witness said, and mobile phones were working intermittently. “Preliminary indications are that it was a meteorite rain,” an emergency official told RIA-Novosti. “We have information about a blast at 10,000-metre altitude. It is being verified.”

Chelyabinsk city authorities urged people to stay indoors unless they needed to pick up their children from schools and nurseries. They said a blast had been heard at an altitude of 10,000 metres, apparently signalling it occurred when the meteorite entered Earth’s atmosphere.

In 1908 a meteorite is thought to have devastated an area of more than 700 sq miles in Siberia in what became known as the Tunguska event.

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Equation Bug Search in Google

It is of noticeable today that when you try to enter an equation for example -4^(1/4) on the Google search it will give you on the first list the computation – a calculator. But then look the next search result… You will be suprised to see porn sites for the second and the remaining search results.

Jeremy Hoffman the Google search engineer said that the firm was working on the bug fix.

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World’s largest crocodile dies in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines. The world’s largest saltwater crocodile in captivity has died in the Philippines,  it is after the 17 months suspected man-eater was hunted down and put on display for tourists, his caretakers said on Monday.

“Lolong”, who measured 6.17 metres (20.24 feet), died on Sunday night from a mystery illness inside his small enclosure in Bunawan, a backwater town in the country’s remote south.

“This is a very, very sad day for us. He had brought fame to our town. We are now thinking of having his remains preserved,” town spokeswoman Welinda Elorde said.

The Guinness Book of World Records last year officially declared Lolong the largest crocodile of its kind in captivity.

It dislodged Cassius, a 5.48-metre crocodile kept in a park on an island off Australia’s Queensland as the previous record holder.

Lolong belonged to the species Crocodylus Porosus, or the Indo-Pacific crocodile, the world’s largest reptile, which experts say can live up to a century.

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Grammys 2013 Winners List

Album of the Year:
The Black Keys, El Camino
fun., Some Nights
Mumford & Sons, Babel (winner)
Frank Ocean, channel ORANGE
Jack White, Blunderbuss

Record of the Year:
The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy”
Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger”
fun. (feat. Janelle Monáe), “We Are Young”
Gotye, “Somebody That I Used to Know” (winner)
Frank Ocean, “Thinkin Bout You”
Taylor Swift, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

Song of the Year:
Ed Sheeran, “The A Team”
Miguel, “Adorn”
Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
fun. (feat. Janelle Monáe), “We Are Young” (winner)

Best New Artist:
Albama Shakes
fun. (winner)
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

Best Pop Vocal Album:
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (winner)
Florence + the Machine, Ceremonials
fun., Some Nights
Maroon 5, Overexposed
Pink, The Truth About Love

Best Pop Solo Performance:
Adele, “Set Fire To The Rain (Live)” (winner)
Kelly Clarkson, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Rihanna, “Where Have You Been”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
Florence + the Machine, “Shake It Out”
fun. (feat. Janelle Monáe), “We Are Young”
Gotye (feat. Kimbra), “Somebody That I Used To Know” (winner)
LMFAO, “Sexy And I Know It”
Maroon and & Wiz Khalifa, “Payphone”

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:
Michael Bublé, Christmas
Carole King, A Holiday Carole
Paul McCartney, Kisses on the Bottom (winner)

Best Pop Instrumental Album:
Gerald Albright & Norman Brown, 24/7
Chris Botti, Impressions (winner)
Larry Carlton, Four Hands & A Heart Volume One
Dave Koz, Live At The Blue Note Toko
Arun Sheno, Rumbadoodle

Best Rock Performance:
Alabama Shakes, “Hold On”
The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy” (winner)
Coldplay, “Charlie Brown”
Mumford & Sons, “I Will Wait”
Bruce Springsteen, “We Take Care of Our Own”

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance:
Anthrax, “I’m Alive”
Halestorm, “Love Bites (So Do I)” (winner)
Iron Maiden, “Blood Brothers”
Lamb of God, “Ghost Walking”
Marilyn Manson, “No Reflection”
Megadeth, “Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)”

Best Rock Album:
The Black Keys, El Camino (winner)
Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto
Muse, The 2nd Law
Bruce Springsteen, Wrecking Ball
Jack White, Blunderbuss

Best Rock Song:
Jack White, “Freedom at 21”
Mumford & Sons, “I Will Wait”
The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy” (winner)
Muse, “Madness”
Bruce Springsteen, “We Take Care of Our Own”

Best Alternative Music Album:
Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
Björk, Biophilia
Gotye, Making Mirrors (winner)
M83, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
Tom Waits, Bad as Me

Best Dance/Electronica Album:
Steve Aoki, Wonderland
The Chemical Brothers, Don’t Think
Deadmau5, > Album Title Goes Here <
Kaskade, Fire & Ice
Skrillex, Bangarang (winner)

Best R&B Performance:
Estelle, “Thank You”
Robert Glasper Experiment (feat. Ledisi), “Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)”
Luke James, “I Want You”
Miguel, “Adorn”
Usher, “Climax” (winner)

Best Traditional R&B Performance:
Anita Baker, “Lately”
Beyoncé, “Love on Top” (winner)
Melanie Fiona, “Wrong Side of a Love Song”
Gregory Porter, “Real Good Hands”
SWV, “If Only You Knew”

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Chris Brown, Fortune
Miguel, Kaleidoscope Dream
Frank Ocean, channel ORANGE (winner)

Best R&B Album:
Robert Glasper Experiment, Black Radio (winner)
Anthony Hamilton, Back To Love
R. Kelly, Write Me Back
Tamia, Beautiful Surprise
Tyrese, Open Invitation

Best R&B Song:
Miguel, “Adorn” (winner)
Tamia, “Beautiful Surprise”
Trey Songz, “Heart Attack”
Anthony Hamilton, “Pray for Me”
Elle Varner, “Refill”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
Flo Rida Featuring Sia, “Wild Ones”
Jay-Z & Kanye West (feat. Frank Ocean & The-Dream), “No Church in the Wild” (winner)
John Legend (feat. Ludacris), “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)”
Nas (feat. Amy Winehouse), “Cherry Wine”
Rihanna (feat. Jay-Z), “Talk That Talk”

Best Rap Performance:
Drake (feat. Lil Wayne), “HYFR (Hell Ya Fucking Right)”
Jay-Z & Kanye West, “Niggas in Paris” (winner)
Nas, “Daughters”
Kanye West (feat. Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz), “Mercy”
Young Jeezy (feat. Jay-Z and André 3000), “I Do”

Best Rap Album:
Drake, Take Care (winner)
Lupe Fiasco, Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1
Nas, Life Is Good
The Roots, Undun
Rick Ross, God Forgives, I Don’t
2 Chainz, Based on a T.R.U. Story

Best Rap Song:
Nas, “Daughers”
Wale (feat. Miguel), “Lotus Flower Bomb”
Kanye West (feat. Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz), “Mercy”
Drake (feat. Lil Wayne), “The Motto”
Jay-Z & Kanye West, “Niggas in Paris” (winner)
Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa (feat. Bruno Mars), “Young, Wild & Free”

Best Latin Pop Album:
Ricard Arjona, Independiente
Fonseca, Ilusion
Kany Garcia, Kany Garcia
Jesse y Joy, Con Quien Se Queda El Perro?
Juanes, MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition (winner)

Best Dance Recording:
Avicii, “Levels”
Calvin Harris (feat. Ne-Yo), “Let’s Go”
Skrillex (feat. Sirah), “Bangarang” (winner)
Swedish House Mafia (feat. John Martin), “Don’t You Worry Child”
Al Walser, “I Can’t Live Without You”

Best Country Song:
Eric Church, “Springsteen”
Ronnie Dunn, “Cost of Livin’ ”
Eli Young Band, “Even If It Breaks Your Heart”
Alan Jackson, “So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore”
Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away” (winner)

Best Country Solo Performance:
Dierks Bentley, “Home”
Eric Church, “Springsteen”
Ronnie Dunn, “Cost Of Livin'”
Hunter Hayes, “Wanted”
Blake Shelton, “Over”
Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away” (winner)

Best Country Duo/Group Performance:
Eli Young Band, “Even if it Breaks Your Heart”
Little Big Town, “Pontoon” (winner)
Taylor Swift & the Civil Wars, “Safe & Sound”
The Time Jumpers, “On the Outskirts of Town”
Don Williams (feat. Alison Krauss), “I Just Come Here for the Music”

Best Country Album:
Zac Brown Band, Uncaged (winner)
Hunter Hayes, Hunter Hayes
Jamey Johnson, Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran
Miranda Lambert, Four The Record
The Time Jumpers, The Time Jumpers

Best Americana Album:
The Avett Brothers, The Carpenter
John Fullbright, From the Ground Up
The Lumineers, The Lumineers
Mumford & Sons, Babel
Bonnie Raitt, Slipstream (winner)

Best Bluegrass Album:
Dailey & Vincent, The Gospel Side Of
The Grascals, Life Finds a Way
Noam Pikelny, Beat the Devil and Carry a Rail
Special Consensus, Scratch Gravel Road
Steep Canyon Rangers, Nobody Knows You (winner)

Best Blues Album:
Shemekia Copeland, 33 1/3
Dr. John, Locked Down (winner)
Ruthie Foster, Let It Burn
Heritage Blues Orchestra, And Still I Rise
Joan Osborne, Bring it on Home

Best Folk Album:
Carolina Chocolate Drops, Leaving Eden
Ry Cooder, Election Special
Luther Dickinson, Hambone’s Meditations
Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile, The Goat Rodeo Sessions (winner)
Various Artists, This One’s for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark

Best Regional Roots Music Album:
Keola Beamer, Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love)
Radmilla Cody, Shi Kéyah – Songs for the People
Weldon Kekauoha, Pilialoha
Corey Ledet With Anthony Dopsie And André Thierry, Nothin’ But The Best
Wayne Toups, Steve Riley & Wilson Savoy, The Band Courtbouillon (winner)

Best Reggae Album:
Jimmy Cliff, Rebirth (winner)
The Original Wailers, Miracle
Sean Paul, Tomahawk Technique
Sly & Robbie & The Jam Masters, New Legend – Jamaica 50th Edition
Toots And The Maytals, Reggae Got Soul: Unplugged On Strawberry Hill

Best World Music Album:
Amadou & Mariam, Folila
Daniel Ho, On A Gentle Island Breeze
Hugh Masekela, Jabulani
Anoushka Shankar, Traveller
Ravi Shankar, The Living Room Sessions Part 1 (winner)

Best Children’s Album:
Bill Harley, High Dive And Other Things That Could Have Happened…
Elizabeth Mitchell, Little Seed: Songs For Children By Woody Guthrie
James Murray & Various Artists, JumpinJazz Kids – A Swinging Jungle Tale – Featuring Al Jarreau, Hubert Laws And Dee Dee Bridgewater
The Okee Dokee Brothers, Can You Canoe? (winner)
The Pop Ups, Radio Jungle

Best Spoken Word Album:
Scott Creswell & Dan Zitt, producers (Various Artists), American Grown (Michelle Obama)
Bill Clinton, Back To Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy
Rachel Maddow, Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power
Ellen DeGeneres, Seriously…I’m Kidding
Janis Ian, Society’s Child: My Autobiography (winner)

Best Comedy Album:
Jimmy Fallon, Blow Your Pants Off (winner)
Margaret Cho, Cho Dependent (Live In Concert)
Lewis Black, In God We Rust
Kathy Griffin, Kathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class
Jim Gaffigan, Mr. Universe
Tenacious D, Rize of the Fenix

Best Musical Theater Album:
New Broadway Cast Recording, Follies
New Broadway Cast Recording, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Original Broadway Cast Recording, Newsies
Original Broadway Cast Recording, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Original Broadway Cast Recording, Once: A New Musical (winner)

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:
Bob Marley & the Wailers, Marley
Various Artists, The Descendents
Various Artists, Midnight In Paris (winner)
Various Artists, The Muppets
Various Artists, Rock Of Ages

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media:
Ludovic Bource, The Artist
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (winner)
Howard Shore, Hugo
John Williams, The Adventures Of Tintin – The Secret Of The Unicorn
Hans Zimmer, The Dark Knight Rises

Best Song Written For Visual Media:
Arcade Fire, “Abraham’s Daughter”
Birdy and Mumford & Sons, “Learn Me Right”
Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty, “Let Me Be Your Star”
Jason Segel & Walter, “Man or Muppet”
Taylor Swift featuring the Civil Wars, “Safe & Sound” (winner)

Best Instrumental Composition:
Chick Corea & Gary Burton, “Mozart Goes Dancing” (winner)
Fourplay, “December Dream”
Tall & Small, “Without a Paddle”
Temple University Symphony Orchestra, “Music Of Ansel Adams: America”
Temple University Symphony Orchestra, “Overture, Waltz and Rondo”

Best Instrumental Arrangement:
Gil Evans Project, “How About You” (winner)
Bob Mintzer Big Band, “Irrequieto”
Bobby Sanabria Big Band, “Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite For Ellington”
Arturo Sandoval, “A Night In Tunisia (Actually An Entire Weekend!)”
Arturo Sandoval, “Salt Peanuts! (Mani Salado)”

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s):
Gil Evans Project and Luciana Souza, “Look To The Rainbow”
Lorraine Feather, “Out There”
Al Jarreau And The Metropole Orkest, “Spain (I Can Recall)”
Whitney Claire Kaufman, “Wild Is The Wind”
Esperanza Spalding, “City of Roses” (winner)

Best Recording Package:
Alabama Shakes, Boys & Girls
Björk, Biophilia (winner)
David Byrne & St. Vincent, Love This Giant
Dirty Projectors, Swing Lo Magellan
Aimee Mann, Charmer

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package:
Woody Guthrie, Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection (winner)
Ben Kweller, Go Fly A Kite
Paul and Linda McCartney, Ram (Paul McCartney Archive Collection – Deluxe Edition)
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Rolling Stones, Some Girls: Super Deluxe Edition

Best Album Notes:
Ray Charles, Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles (winner)
The Beatles with Tony Sheridan, First Recordings: 50th Anniversary Edition
Janis Joplin, The Pearl Sessions
Pablo Aslan Quintet, Piazzolla In Brooklyn
Stephen Wade, Banjo Diary: Lessons From Tradition

Best Historical Album:
Arizona Dranes, He Is My Story: The Sanctified Soul Of Arizona Dranes
Beach Boys, The Smile Sessions (Deluxe Box Set) (winner)
Woody Guthrie, Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection
Paul and Linda McCartney, Ram (Paul McCartney Archive Collection – Deluxe Edition)
Various Artists, Old-Time Smoky Mountain Music: 34 Historic Songs, Ballads, And Instrumentals Recorded In The Great Smoky Mountains By “Song Catcher” Joseph S. Hall
Various Artists, Opika Pende: Africa at 78 RPM

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical:
Ryan Adams, Ashes & Fire
Melody Gardot, The Absence
Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile, The Goat Rodeo Sessions (winner)
Jason Mraz, Love Is A Four-Letter Word
Rebecca Pidgeon, Slingshot

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical:
Dan Auerbach (winner)
Jeff Bhasker
Diplo
Markus Dravs
Salaam Remi

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical:
Axel Hedfors, “In My Mind (Axwell Remix)”
Thomas Olsen, “The Veldt (Tommy Trash Remix)”
Photek, “Lie Down In Darkness (Photek Remix)”
Eric Prydz, “Midnight City (Eric Prydz Private Remix)”
Skrillex, “Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix)” (winner)

Best Surround Sound Album:
Patricia Barber, Modern Cool (winner)
Hoff Ensemble, Quiet Winter Night
David Miles Huber, Chamberland
Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, Rupa-Khandha
Storm Corrosion, Storm Corrosion

Best Engineered Album, Classical:
Brentano String Quartet, Beethoven: The Late String Quartets, Op. 127 & 131
Charles Bruffy & Kansas City Chorale, Life & Breath – Choral Works By René Clausen (winner)
Carlos Kalmar & The Oregon Symphony, Music for a Time of War
Modern Mandolin Quartet, Americana
TrondheimSolistene, Souvenir

Producer of the Year, Classical:
Blanton Alspaugh (winner)
Tim Handley
Marina Ledin & Victor Ledin
James Mallinson
Dan Merceruio

Best Orchestral Performance:
Budapest Festival Orchestra, “Mahler: Symphony No. 1”
London Symphony Orchestra, “Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances”
Minnesota Orchestra, “Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5”
Oregon Symphony, Music for a Time of War
San Francisco Symphony, “Adams: Harmonielehre & Short Ride In A Fast Machine” (winner)

Best Opera Performance:
Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin, “Handel: Agrippina”
Le Concert Des Nations, “Vivaldi: Teuzzone”
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Glyndebourne Chorus, “Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress”
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus, “Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen” (winner)
Symphony Orchestra Of The Gran Teatre Del Liceu, “Berg: Lulu”

Best Choral Performance:
Le Concert Spirituel, “Striggio: Mass For 40 & 60 Voices”
Matthew Gladden, Lindsey Lang, Rebecca Lloyd, Sarah Tannehill & Pamela Williamson; Kansas City Chorale, “Life & Breath – Choral Works By René Clausen” (winner)
Barbara Hannigan & Susan Parry; WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln; SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart & WDR Rundfunkchor Köln, “Ligeti: Requiem; Apparitions; San Francisco Polyphony”
Michala Petri; Danish National Vocal Ensemble, “The Nightingale”
Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Trinity Choir Wall Street, “Handel: Israel In Egypt”

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance:
Boston Symphony Chamber Players, “Profanes Et Sacrées”
Eighth Blackbird, “Meanwhile” (winner)
Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, “Rupa-Khandha”
Modern Mandolin Quartet, “Americana”
ZOFO Duet, “Mind Meld”

Best Classical Instrument Solo:
Hansjörg Albrecht, “Holst: The Planets”
Kim Kashkashian, “Kurtág & Ligeti: Music For Viola” (winner)
András Schiff, “Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Clavier”
Northern Sinfonia, “Gál & Elgar: Cello Concertos”
Jory Vinikour, “The Complete Harpsichord Works Of Rameau”

Best Classical Vocal Solo:
Henri Chalet; Philippe Cassard, Karine Deshayes & Catherine Michel; Le Jeune Coeur De Paris, “Debussy: Clair De Lune”
Leonardo García Alarcón; Sandrine Piau & Susanna Sundberg; Ensemble Cappella Mediterranea, “Sogno Barocco”
Alan Gilbert & Seiji Ozawa; Orchestre National De France & Orchestre Philharmonique De Radio France, “Poèmes” (winner)
Stefan Malzew & Vogler Quartet, “Paris Days, Berlin Nights”
Michael Stern; Kansas City Symphony, “Homecoming – Kansas City Symphony Presents Joyce DiDonato”

Best Classical Compendium:
Emmanuelle Haïm (conductor); Daniel Zalay (producer), Une Fête Baroque
Partch (ensemble); John Schneider (producer), Partch: Bitter Music
Antoni Wit (conductor); Aleksandra Nagórko & Andrzej Sasin (producers), Penderecki: Fonogrammi; Horn Concerto; Partita; The Awakening Of Jacob; Anaklasis (winner)

Best Contemporary Classical Composition:
Eighth Blackbird, “Meanwhile – Incidental Music To Imaginary Puppet Plays” (winner)
Stephen Layton, Michala Petri & Danish National Vocal Ensemble, “Ugis: The Nightingale”
Tania León, Son Sonora Voices, DanceBrazil Percussion & Son Sonora Ensemble, “Inura For Voices, Strings & Percussion”
Truls Mørk, John Storgårds & Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, “Cello Concerto No. 2 ‘Towards The Horizon'”
Jaap Van Zweden, Dallas Symphony Chorus & Orchestra, “August 4, 1964”

Best Short Form Music Video:
Foster the People, “Houdini”
Jay-Z and Kanye West (feat. Frank Ocean and The-Dream), “No Church in the Wild”
M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
Rihanna (feat. Calvin Harris), “We Found Love” (winner)
Woodkid, “Run Boy Run”

Best Long Form Music Video:
Mumford & Sons, Big Easy Express (winner)
Sade, Bring Me Home – Live 2011
Esperanza Spalding, Radio Music Society
Tegan and Sara, Get Along
U2, From the Sky Down

Best Improvised Jazz Solo:
Ravi Coltrane, “Cross Roads”
Gary Burton & Chick Corea, “Hot House” (winner)
Chick Corea, “Alice In Wonderland”
Kenny Garrett, “J. Mac”
Brad Mehldau, “Ode”

Best Jazz Vocal Album:
Denise Donatelli, Soul Shadows
Kurt Elling, 1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project
Al Jarreau (And The Metropole Orkest), Live
Luciana Souza, The Book of Chet
Esperanza Spalding, Radio Music Society (winner)

Best Jazz Instrumental Album:
Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez & Paul Motian, Further Explorations
Chick Corea & Gary Burton, Hot House
Kenny Garrett, Seeds From the Underground
Ahmad Jamal, Blue Moon
Pat Metheny Unity Band, Unity Band (winner)

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album:
Gil Evans Project, Centennial: Newly Discovered Works Of Gil Evans
Bob Mintzer Big Band, For The Moment
Arturo Sandoval, Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You) (winner)

Best Latin Jazz Album:
Chano Domínguez, Flamenco Sketches
The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band, ¡Ritmo! (winner)
Bobby Sanabria Big Band, Multiverse
Luciana Souza, Duos III
Manuel Valera New Cuban Express, New Cuban Express

Best New Age Album:
Omar Akram, Echoes Of Love (winner)
Krishna Das, Live Ananda
Michael Brant DeMaria, Bindu
Steven Halpern, Deep Alpha
Peter Kater, Light Body
Loreena McKennitt, Troubadours On The Rhine

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance:
Casting Crowns, “Jesus, Friend of Sinners”
Tamela Mann, “Take Me to the King”
Mary Mary, “Go Get It”
Matt Redman, “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” (winner)
Marvin Sapp, “My Testimony”

Best Gospel Song:
James Fortune & FIYA, Monica & Fred Hammond, “Hold On”
Fred Hammond, “I Feel Good”
Mary Mary, “Go Get It” (winner)
Marvin Sapp, “My Testimony”
Bill Winston & Living Word featuring Donald Lawrence, “Released”

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song:
Casting Crowns, “Jesus, Friend of Sinners”
Israel & New Breed, “Your Presence is Heaven” (winner) (tie)
Passion & Chris Tomlin, “White Flag”
Matt Redman, “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” (winner) (tie)
Rhett Walker Band, “When Mercy Found Me”

Best Gospel Album:
James Fortune & FIYA, Identity
Israel & New Breed, Jesus At The Center Live
Lecrae, Gravity (winner)
Marvin Sapp, I Win
Anita Wilson, Worship Soul

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:
Casting Crowns, Come To The Well
Kari Jobe, Where I Find You
Britt Nicole, Gold
TobyMac, Eye On It (winner)
Matthew West, Into The Light

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album:
Campo, Campo
Carla Morrison, Déjenme Llorar
Quetzal, Imaginaries (winner)
Sistema Bomb, Electro-Jarocho
Ana Tijoux, La Bala

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano):
Lila Downs, Pecados y Milagros (winner)
Los Cojolites, Sembrando Flores
Los Tucanes De Tijuana, 365 Días
Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea, Oye
Gerardo Ortiz, El Primer Ministro

Best Tropical Latin Album:
Raúl Lara Y Sus Soneros, Cubano Soy
Eddie Montalvo, Desde Nueva York a Puerto Rico
Marlow Rosado y La Riqueña, Retro (winner)
Romeo Santos, Formula, Vol. 1

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Pope Benedict XVI to resign

Benedict, the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, was elected on April 19, 2005. His decision to step down Feb. 28 means that for the first time in almost six centuries, there will be a living former pope looking on as his successor leads the Catholic church.

A profoundly conservative figure whose papacy was overshadowed by clerical abuse scandals, Benedict, 85, was elected by fellow cardinals in 2005 after the death of his predecessor, John Paul II.

After examining his conscience “before God,” he said in a statement on Monday that reverberated around the world on the Internet and social media sites, “I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise” of his position as head of the world’s one billion Roman Catholics.

During a tumultuous eight-year tenure, Benedict guided the church through sexual abuse and financial scandals while seeking to reinforce Conservative doctrine among the global ranks of more than 1 billion faithful.

Quiet and soft-spoken, especially in comparison to his gregarious predecessor Pope John Paul II, Benedict nevertheless maintained a vigorous travel and speaking schedule, visiting Lebanon as recently as September and, in December, launching the first ever papal Twitter account.

The conclave of cardinals that will choose the next pope is expected to convene in mid-March. Analysts immediately began predicting a turbulent debate between reformers and conservatives.

In keeping with his reputation as a traditionalist, Pope Benedict made his extraordinary announcement in Latin, to a private gathering of cardinals inside Vatican City. The news was then transmitted via official Vatican media, with Benedict citing his age and failing health as the key factors in his decision.

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Gaving birth at nine years old?

Personally devasted upon reading the news about a girl from Mexico giving birth to her baby girl at the age of 9.

The girl identified as Dafne gave birth on Jan. 27 to a 5.7 pounds baby girl. She was eight when was abused by a 17-year old teenager. Authorities are now hunting the father.

The mother didn’t report the case to state authorities because she didn’t think it was a crime, Aristegui Noticias reported.

When the mother and her daughter arrived at the hospital for the birth, doctors informed the woman that her daughter may have been a victim of sexual assault. It was only then that state authorities were notified.

The girl is one of 11 children living in the poverty stricken municipality of Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos, 25 miles south of Guadalajara, El Universal and the Associated Press reported.

Lino Ginzalez Corona, a spokesperson at the state prosecutors’ office, told the AP that the girl claims she and the teenage boy were in a loving relationship and she didn’t realize she was pregnant until the seventh month.

The boy ran away after the girl refused to move in with him.

Milenio said the baby girl was born on Jan. 27 in Zoquipan Hospital, weighing 5.7 pounds. The mother was given a C-section due to her age, Dr Enrique Rabago, director of the hospital, told a news conference on Wednesday.

Both girls were released from the hospital over the weekend and are in good health, Rabago said. The young mother received psychological counseling before and after the birth and both girls will continue to be monitored, Spanish news agency EFE reported.

The girl received a “subdermal implant” to avoid further pregnancies, the AFP said.

Dafne doesn’t appear to be the youngest mother in the world, but according to compiled reports she’s among them.

Young mothers face a host of physical and emotional risks. Girls who have babies before reaching full sexual development can encounter serious physical problems — for example, fistulas caused by obstructed labor — due to the inability of their bodies to bear the weight and size of an infant.

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Snowstorm Nemo claims 4 deaths

At least four deaths are being blamed on Snowstorm Nemo, a massive blizzard that dropped up to three feet of snow on the northeastern United States and Canada as of Saturday.

A 74-year-old man was killed in Poughkeepsie, NY, after he was hit by a car. The 18-year-old driver said she lost control because of the snow based on Fox News report.

In southern Ontario, two other men were also killed in car accidents, and an 80-year-old woman collapsed while shoveling her driveway.

Reuters reported that more than 700,000 homes and businesses lost electricity due to the storm and more than 5,300 flights have been cancelled.

According to The Associated Press more than 38 inches of snow fell in parts of central Connecticut, while areas of southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire got at least 2 feet of snow, with more falling,

Nemo hit at the beginning of the weekend and has been blamed for a 19-car pileup in Cumberland, Maine, noted Fox. Hundreds of cars started getting stuck on New York’s Long Island Expressway Friday afternoon, with plenty still being helped by police Saturday.

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Chris Brown blames paparrazi

Singer-rapper Chris Brown crashed his black Porsche into a wall about noon Saturday and told police the crash occurred because he was being chased by paparazzi, according to Beverly Hills police.
Chris Brown told police he was being chased by celebrity photographers, causing him to lose control of his vehicle and hit a wall in an alley near the 600 block of Bedford Drive, according to a news release.

It is unclear if there were others in the car. No one was hurt, according to police, but Brown’s damaged Porsche had to be towed from the scene.

Brown and his attorneys spent much of the week fighting allegations by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office that he had faked his court-ordered community service requirement. He is on five years’ probation after pleading guilty to a felony count of assault in connection with a 2009 attack on his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna. As part of his probation, he was required to perform 180 days of community service.

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Top 10 Highest paying jobs in the Philippines

These occupations are in the fields of creative industries, aviation, banking and finance, business process outsourcing, cyber services, manufacturing and mining.

Over the last five years, workers in the following occupations got the top wages in the country:

Art director: P69,286
Geologist: P64,889
Aircraft pilot/navigator/flight engineer: P57,789
Mining/metallurgical engineer: P55,638
Computer programmer: P43,573
Systems analyst/designer: P42,112
Production supervisor/general foreman: P36,133
Actuarian: P35,480
Call center representative/customer service associate: P35,424
Statistician: P35,010

The top 10 jobs, the statement said, are determined through the median monthly basic pay and allowances of time-rate full-time workers in non-agricultural firms with at least 20 employees.

Some of the highest-paying jobs over the last five years are in fact among unpopular choices, the Labor chief said, citing data from the Bureau of Local Employment.

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West Georgia car accident – 5 killed 2 injured

Lagrange Georgia. The deadly crash Friday night in LaGrange, near the Alabama state line, also injured two teenage passengers who were airlifted in critical condition to hospitals in Atlanta and Columbus.

A 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass was moving at a high speed when it crossed into the lane for oncoming traffic to pass another vehicle, though the roadway was marked as a no-passing zone. The Oldsmobile, driven by 28-year-old Willie Hooks of LaGrange, slammed into the front of a 1995 Pontiac GrandAm.

The State Patrol said the driver of the Pontiac, 23-year-old Melanie Kay Lemmon of LaGrange, was killed along with three passengers in her car – Miranda L. Hurston, 37; Hurston’s 16-year-old son, Tridarius Harrison; and her 1-year-old grandson, Quamauri C. Harrison.

Authorities said Hurston also had two teenage daughters who were in the Pontiac and survived the crash. Shaquavious S. Harrison, 18, and Jayvianna C. Hurston, 15, were both in critical condition Saturday morning, Wright said. Shaquavious Harrison is the mother of the baby boy who died.

“Alcohol is suspected as a possible contributing factor,” Wright said in an email. “And blood was drawn from Mr. Hooks to determine a blood-alcohol content.”

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