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ATP World Results – January 07, 2017

Round Winner Status Loser Final Score
Semi Finals Andy Murray Defeats Tomas Berdych 6364
Semi Finals Novak Djokovic Defeats Fernando Verdasco 4676763
Quarter-Finals Andy Murray Defeats Nicolas Almagro 76475
Quarter-Finals Novak Djokovic Defeats Radek Stepanek 6363
Quarter-Finals Tomas Berdych Defeats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7563
Quarter-Finals Fernando Verdasco Defeats Ivo Karlovic 6275
Round of 16 Andy Murray Defeats Gerald Melzer 76675
Round of 16 Novak Djokovic Defeats Horacio Zeballos 6364
Round of 16 Tomas Berdych Defeats Jiri Vesely 7651661
Round of 16 Fernando Verdasco Defeats David Goffin 61766
Round of 16 Nicolas Almagro Defeats Philipp Kohlschreiber 765766
Round of 16 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Defeats Dustin Brown 6163
Round of 16 Ivo Karlovic Defeats Karen Khachanov 763763
Round of 16 Radek Stepanek Defeats Arthur De Greef 6362
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Florida airport shooting – Esteban Santiago

The 7th of January 2017, an Army veteran who complained that the government was controlling his mind drew a gun from his checked luggage on arrival at the Fort Lauderdale airport and opened fire in the baggage claim area Friday, killing five people and wounding eight, authorities said.

What we know about the Florida airport shooting:

  • Esteban Santiago was born in New Jersey and moved to Puerto Rico when he was 2. He was sent to Iraq in 2010 and spent a year there with the 130th Engineer Battalion, according to Puerto Rico National Guard spokesman Maj. Paul Dahlen. He later joined the Alaska National Guard.

  • Santiago flew into Florida on a flight from Alaska via Minnesota on a Delta flight, officials said. He had declared his handgun in a firearms carrying case, law enforcement sources told CNN.

  • Santiago had purchased two handguns — a 9 mm Glock and a Glock .40-caliber — in the past, according to a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation. It is unknown whether either of these pistols were used in Friday’s attack.

  • Santiago arrived in Fort Lauderdale after taking off from Anchorage aboard a Delta flight Thursday night, checking only one piece of luggage — his gun

  • At Fort Lauderdale, “after he claimed his bag, he went into the bathroom and loaded the gun and started shooting
  • The attack also exposed another weak point in airport security: While travellers have to take off their shoes, put their carry-on luggage through X-ray machines and pass through metal detectors to reach the gates, many other sections of airports, such as ticket counters and baggage claim areas, are more lightly secured and more vulnerable to attack.
  • Santiago said nothing as he “went up and down the carousels of the baggage claim, shooting through luggage to get at people that were hiding,” according to Lea . The killer went through about three magazines before running out of ammunition, witness said.

  • “He threw the gun down and laid spread-eagle on the ground until the officer came up to him,”

  • The gunman was arrested unharmed, with no shots fired by law enforcement officers, and was being questioned by the FBI, Sheriff Scott Israel said.

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ATP Rankings – Singles

Correct as of 7th of January 2017 9:16 pm Sydney time.

Ranking Player Age Points Tournament Played Points Dropping Next Best
1 Andy Murray 30 12410 16 0 0
2 Novak Djokovic 30 11780 17 250 0
3 Milos Raonic 27 5450 19 250 0
4 Stan Wawrinka 32 5315 21 250 45
5 Kei Nishikori 28 4905 20 0 0
6 Marin Cilic 29 3650 22 45 0
7 Gael Monfils 31 3625 18 0 0
8 Dominic Thiem 24 3415 28 0 0
9 Rafael Nadal 31 3300 16 150 0
10 Tomas Berdych 32 3060 21 90 0
11 David Goffin 27 2750 24 0 0
12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 32 2550 17 0 0
13 Nick Kyrgios 22 2460 20 0 0
14 Roberto Bautista Agut 29 2350 25 0 0
15 Lucas Pouille 23 2156 24 45 18
16 Roger Federer 36 2130 15 150 0
17 Grigor Dimitrov 26 2035 25 0 0
18 Richard Gasquet 31 1885 20 0 0
19 John Isner 32 1850 21 0 0
20 Ivo Karlovic 38 1795 24 0 0
21 David Ferrer 35 1785 22 0 0
22 Pablo Cuevas 31 1780 25 0 0
23 Jack Sock 25 1710 19 0 0
24 Alexander Zverev 20 1655 24 0 0
25 Gilles Simon 33 1585 25 0 0
26 Bernard Tomic 25 1465 25 90 45
27 Albert Ramos-Vinolas 29 1435 32 0 0
28 Feliciano Lopez 36 1410 25 0 0
29 Viktor Troicki 31 1385 28 0 0
30 Pablo Carreno Busta 26 1370 28 0 0
31 Sam Querrey 30 1355 25 0 0
32 Philipp Kohlschreiber 34 1325 23 0 0
33 Steve Johnson 28 1320 28 0 0
34 Gilles Muller 34 1255 24 0 0
35 Martin Klizan 28 1230 22 0 0
36 Marcos Baghdatis 32 1140 23 0 0
37 Marcel Granollers 31 1136 28 0 0
38 Juan Martin del Potro 29 1110 14 0 0
39 Nicolas Mahut 35 1102 21 0 0
40 Paolo Lorenzi 36 1090 31 0 0
41 Federico Delbonis 27 1040 23 0 0
42 Fernando Verdasco 34 1035 27 0 0
43 Joao Sousa 28 1030 32 0 0
44 Nicolas Almagro 32 1013 26 0 0
45 Kyle Edmund 22 1001 23 57 12
46 Andrey Kuznetsov 26 970 21 45 10
47 Benoit Paire 28 960 32 90 40
48 Borna Coric 21 945 21 150 0
49 Fabio Fognini 30 945 24 0 0
50 Florian Mayer 34 903 18 0 0
51 Mischa Zverev 30 874 26 0 0
52 Diego Schwartzman 25 864 24 0 0
53 Karen Khachanov 21 863 26 0 0
54 Stephane Robert 37 854 27 0 0
55 Jiri Vesely 24 848 24 0 0
56 Facundo Bagnis 27 835 29 33 15
57 Mikhail Youzhny 35 826 26 90 16
58 Malek Jaziri 33 814 30 0 0
59 Robin Haase 30 795 28 0 0
60 Adrian Mannarino 29 791 31 100 20
61 Thomaz Bellucci 30 771 24 0 0
62 Alexandr Dolgopolov 29 760 19 0 0
63 Jan-Lennard Struff 27 758 31 0 0
64 Yen-Hsun Lu 34 754 18 0 0
65 Juan Monaco 33 740 15 0 0
66 Daniel Evans 27 736 22 0 0
67 Kevin Anderson 31 735 23 0 0
68 Gerald Melzer 27 728 27 90 7
69 Jeremy Chardy 30 725 24 45 25
70 Guillermo
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34 725 31 45 20
71 Horacio Zeballos 32 722 31 0 0
72 Dustin Brown 33 710 21 12 0
73 Paul-Henri Mathieu 35 710 25 20 10
74 Illya Marchenko 30 705 25 90 9
75 Adam Pavlasek 23 704 25 0 0
76 Taylor Fritz 20 701 27 90 17
77 Damir Dzumhur 25 699 26 20 15
78 Pierre-Hugues Herbert 26 698 18 0 0
79 Jordan Thompson 23 689 30 35 15
80 Guido Pella 27 685 21 0 0
81 Gastao Elias 27 675 29 0 0
82 Thiago Monteiro 23 674 23 22 8
83 Renzo Olivo 25 670 23 0 0
84 John Millman 28 665 25 20 16
85 Konstantin Kravchuk 32 660 25 33 6
86 Steve Darcis 33 658 16 0 0
87 Andreas Seppi 33 655 23 0 0
88 Donald Young 28 651 24 0 0
89 Mikhail Kukushkin 30 634 23 20 0
90 Ryan Harrison 25 632 23 0 0
91 Santiago Giraldo 30 632 28 0 0
92 Ricardas Berankis 27 630 24 20 0
93 Dusan Lajovic 27 627 27 0 0
94 Nikoloz Basilashvili 25 618 26 0 0
95 Carlos Berlocq 34 617 20 0 0
96 Dudi Sela 32 616 25 55 0
97 Radu Albot 28 614 32 0 0
98 Rogerio Dutra Silva 33 613 32 0 0
99 Daniil Medvedev 21 611 26 0 0
100 Yoshihito Nishioka 22 604 29 12 6
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Washington Post Express Had An Epic Fail

On Thursday the 6th of January 2017, the Washington Post Express decided to devote its entire front cover to a story about a women’s rights march taking place the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as US president.

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Yet at first glance, it’s possible to miss the mistake entirely. On the cover all the text is correct, there are no spelling mistakes and the grammar is spot on. But the stuff up is much bigger than that. Can you spot what is it?

It is not about grammar or typo error, but they have used the wrong symbol to represent female, they have used the male symbol instead.

Express Executive Editor Dan Caccavaro and Creative Director Jon Benedict did not immediately return phone calls, but an hour and a half after tweeting the cover, the publication said, “We made a mistake on our cover this morning and we’re very embarrassed. We errnoeously used a male symbol instead of a female symbol.” (It doesn’t seem like a good morning at the Express.)

They then showed how the front page image was supposed to look with the female symbol taking pride of place.

 

express-non-screwed-up-cover

I guess it is not just articles that need proofreading but even the works from a graphic designer. Probably it is about time to add this skill.

 

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Amazon Go

On 5th of December 2016, Amazon unveiled a grocery store without lines or checkout counters. The brick and mortar store is located on a 1800-square-foot retail space located in the company’s hometown of Seattle at 2131 7th Ave, Seattle, WA, on the corner of 7th Avenue and Blanchard Street.

Amazon Go , lets shoppers just grab the items they want and leave; the order gets charged to their Amazon account afterwards. Amazon Go works by using computer vision and sensors to detect what items you’re taking out of the store. You start by scanning an app as you enter the Amazon Go shop. You do your normal shopping, and the sensors throughout the store identify the items in your cart and charge them to your account when you walk out the door. It’ll feel like shoplifting, except you’re actually being watched by more cameras than you can imagine.

Amazon Go is currently open to Amazon employees in our Beta program, and will open to the public in early 2017. According to Amazon, if you want to be notified kindly register or use your existing Amazon account.

Watch the Amazon Go for more information.

 

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Money changers in India refuse in accepting Australian $100 bills

Australian travelling to India experience difficulty in exchanging their $100 Australian bill to Indian Rupee as money changers refuse to accept it as a legal tender.

On December 14, 2016, a local news in Australia reported that the government, looks set to follow in the footsteps of Venezuela and India by abolishing the country’s highest-denomination banknote in a bid to crack down on the “black economy”.

The Australian Revenue and Financial Services flagged a review of the $100 note and cash payments over certain limits as the government looks to recoup billions in unpaid tax.

However, the plan to scrap the Australian 100 dollar is misleading and should be accepted as cash.

“The Australian Government is aware that some Australians have had issues in changing $100 notes for Indian Rupees,” a spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade told news.com.au following this link dated 5th of January 2017.

“Following consultation with the High Commission in New Delhi, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade travel advice for India was reissued on 5 January 2017.

“The Australian Government has no plans to withdraw the $100 note from circulation and it remains legal tender in Australia.

“The High Commission in New Delhi is working to inform the Indian community of the ongoing legality of the Australian $100 note.”

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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.

meteor window map

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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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