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Teenagers Are Still Eating Tide Pods, But Don’t Expect A Product Redesign

Jan 31, 2018   //   by Administrator   //   News from US  //  Comments Off on Teenagers Are Still Eating Tide Pods, But Don’t Expect A Product Redesign

Tide detergent pods, from Procter Gamble, are seen at a Safeway store in Wheaton, Md., in 2015. The pace of poisonings in the so-called Tide Pods Challenge is continuing to grow.

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Tide detergent pods, from Procter Gamble, are seen at a Safeway store in Wheaton, Md., in 2015. The pace of poisonings in the so-called Tide Pods Challenge is continuing to grow.

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If you’ve never seen it, a Tide Pod looks like a little rounded packet, white with two separate swirls of blue and orange liquid.

To be clear, a Tide Pod is laundry detergent heavily concentrated into a single packet, meant to dissolve in water and clean a single load of laundry. But these days, it’s a dare — an Internet meme, in which teenagers try to eat Tide Pods as a “challenge.”

The trend picked up in December, but the pace of poisonings is still getting worse. So far in January alone, poison control centers have received 134 reports of “intentional exposures” to laundry packets, Tide or others. That’s compared with 53 cases the American Association of Poison Control Centers reported for all of 2017, mostly involving teenagers.

'Consumer Reports' Says Laundry Pods Are Too Risky To Recommend

Potential effects include seizures, respiratory arrest, coma and even death, according to the poison control association. If you or someone you know is hurt — or if you have a question — call the national Poison Help hotline at 1-800-222-1222.

Part of the shtick around the bizarre phenomenon, now known as the Tide Pod Challenge, is commentary on the appetizing look of the Tide Pods. Satirical sites the Onion and College Humor have both lampooned the candy-like appearance of the packets over the years. Lately, some chefs and bakers have started replicating the design with frosting or food coloring on donuts, pizzas and other food items.

But Damon Jones, spokesman for parent company Procter Gamble, says it’s a stretch to blame the design for the dangerous trend.

“That’s not our focus,” he said of any potential design changes for Tide Pods. “Our focus right now is educating consumers about the proper and safe use of household products,” he says. The company’s efforts include outreach to college campuses for “honest conversations” with students and a partnership with social media companies to stop the spread of the videos.

Previously, Tide Pods drew national attention — and criticism of their design — when young children became ill after putting them in their mouths. Every year, poison control centers get more than 10,000 of reports of children accidentally getting their hands on laundry packets.

More Clues About Hazards From Laundry Detergent Pods

Procter Gamble has responded by making the container opaque, and coating the packets in a thicker plastic that’s harder to bite through as well as a very bitter substance meant to prompt a child to spit it out.

But the Tide Pod Challenge is different. It involves grown children knowingly choosing to bite into a packet clearly advertised as laundry detergent, which is obviously toxic.

“I think there’s a clear distinction between an accidental ingestion by someone who is making an honest mistake versus people who, I would argue, should know better about putting household cleaners in their mouth,” Jones says. “Many people are doing this not seriously, they’re doing this jokingly. … This is clearly a case of a joke gone too far.”

But why would a laundry packet be designed so candy-like to begin with?

Designs like this are never willy-nilly, says Chris Livaudais, executive director of the Industrial Designers Society of America. The process starts by studying the habits of a potential user to find ways to make their life better in some way. In this case, the condensed formula does away with a heavy jug and the need for measurement.

Beezin' May Be Bogus, But Other Dopey Teen Fads Can Bite Back

And package design “plays into the psyche of the person shopping to see a product and believe in its value and use it,” Livaudais says. In other words, we shop with our eyes — even for laundry detergent.

The colors are already associated with liquid detergent, Livaudais says. And the swirls “might imply how active the ingredients are and how well it would do the washing job.”

Jones says the swirls were indeed a design choice — indicating that the pod brings together three ingredients (cleaning, stain-fighting and brightening, he says). The pod is transparent because customers have told Tide they like to know what they’re putting into the wash with their clothes.

Livaudais says industrial designers spend a lot of time mulling best and worst case scenarios for the use of products. But if someone knowingly chooses to misuse them? “That’s completely out of our hands,” he says.

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Texas Governor Orders State Investigation Of Claims Of Sexual Abuse At Karolyi Ranch

Jan 31, 2018   //   by Administrator   //   News from US  //  Comments Off on Texas Governor Orders State Investigation Of Claims Of Sexual Abuse At Karolyi Ranch

A sign points down the road to the Karolyi Ranch near Hunstville, Texas, in 2015. Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday he has ordered a criminal investigation into claims that former doctor Larry Nassar abused athletes at the facility, which served as the training site for the U.S. women’s national gymnastics team.

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A sign points down the road to the Karolyi Ranch near Hunstville, Texas, in 2015. Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday he has ordered a criminal investigation into claims that former doctor Larry Nassar abused athletes at the facility, which served as the training site for the U.S. women’s national gymnastics team.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott requested on Tuesday that the Texas Rangers launch an investigation into the allegations of sexual abuse at the Karolyi Ranch.

Multiple athletes have come forward with allegations of abuse by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar while they were training at the famed facility, located in East Texas near Huntsville. Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison last week.

Two weeks ago, Olympic gold medal-winner Simone Biles posted on Twitter, “It breaks my heart even more to think that as I work toward my dream of competing in Tokyo 2020, I will have to continually return to the same training facility where I was abused.”

USA Gymnastics Severs Ties To Karolyi Ranch Where Olympians Say They Were Abused

Three days later, USA Gymnastics announced it was cutting ties with the Karolyi ranch. “It will no longer serve as the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center,” USA Gymnastics president and CEO Kerry Perry said in a statement.

A website for the Karolyi summer camp has only this statement:

“After nearly four decades of spiriting young gymnasts towards greatness in sport, our yearly tradition of the Karolyi’s Gymnastics Camp has come to an end. Bela, Martha, and the rest of the camp staff wish to sincerely thank all participants, USA Gymnastics, and everyone who has been a part of our extended family for 35 years of unforgettable memories.”

The Walker County Sheriff’s Office said last week that it had an open investigation into the ranch, and Abbott commended the office for its diligence. He said he was bringing the Rangers into the matter because the “criminal action has been implicated across multiple jurisdictions and states.”

“The public statements made by athletes who previously trained at the Karolyi Ranch are gut-wrenching,” Abbott said in a statement. “Those athletes, as well as all Texans, deserve to know that no stone is left unturned to ensure that the allegations are thoroughly vetted and the perpetrators and enablers of any such misconduct are brought to justice. The people of Texas demand, and the victims deserve, nothing less.”

Bela Karolyi coached the U.S. women’s team at the Olympics in 1988 and 1992. Martha Karolyi coached the team in 1996 and was assistant coach in 2008.

As Dvora Meyers reported on Deadspin in May, USA Gymnastics brought Bela Karolyi out of retirement in late 1999 to fill the new role of national team coordinator, and grueling training camps at the ranch became part of the Olympic team selection process.

He remained in the coordinator role until 2000; Martha Karolyi held the role from 2001 to 2016.

State Of The Union: Trump To Make Pitch To ‘One American Family’

Jan 31, 2018   //   by Administrator   //   World News  //  Comments Off on State Of The Union: Trump To Make Pitch To ‘One American Family’

President Trump gestures toward Democrats while addressing a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28, 2017.

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President Trump gestures toward Democrats while addressing a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28, 2017.

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President Trump will try to strike a unifying tone with his first State of the Union address, but his pitch to a deeply divided country and Congress may not be received well by all.

“Tonight, I want to talk about what kind of future we are going to have, and what kind of nation we are going to be. All of us, together, as one team, one people, and one American family,” Trump will say, according to early excerpts released by the White House.

Trump’s first year has been marked by record low approval ratings, and a majority of Americans said in a recent NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll that Trump has done more to divide the country than to unite it.

And even though the economy has remained on an upswing, just hours before he was set to deliver his speech the stock market took a triple-digit hit.

But Trump is still expected to play up his economic success and highlight the GOP tax plan passed last month, the signature achievement of his first year in office.

“Our massive tax cuts provide tremendous relief for the middle class and small businesses,” Trump will say according to the excerpts.

He’ll also talk about the need for an infrastructure package, highlight his successes fighting ISIS and talk about his plan for changes to the nation’s immigration laws and to legalize those undocumented immigrants who have received a temporary status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, which the Trump administration has said will expire next month.

Trump’s State Of The Union Address, Annotated

Jan 31, 2018   //   by Administrator   //   World News  //  Comments Off on Trump’s State Of The Union Address, Annotated

President Trump delivers his State of the Union address on Tuesday.

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President Trump delivers his State of the Union address on Tuesday.

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In his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Trump is expected to take a bipartisan tone. He is expected to focus on jobs and the economy, infrastructure, immigration, trade and national security. NPR journalists specializing in these areas and more will be adding context and analysis to his remarks in real time. As the speech begins, we will also be streaming video.

State Of The Union: Trump To Make Pitch To 'One American Family'

Editor’s note: The transcript will be updated throughout the speech. While we are working to correct errors, it may contain discrepancies and typographical errors.

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All The Rules, None Of The Voting Rights: EU Lays Out Plan For Brexit Transition

Jan 30, 2018   //   by Administrator   //   News from US  //  Comments Off on All The Rules, None Of The Voting Rights: EU Lays Out Plan For Brexit Transition

Britain must accept all EU laws during a post-Brexit transition period, including those made after it leaves, says European Union Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier, under rules issued to him by the other European Union countries.

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Britain must accept all EU laws during a post-Brexit transition period, including those made after it leaves, says European Union Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier, under rules issued to him by the other European Union countries.

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Ever since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the big question has been what departure will actually look like in March 2019, when the breakup kicks in.

Hard Brexit? Soft Brexit? Delayed Brexit?

Now, Britain has asked for an extension of sorts, a “transition period” to ease out of the EU without an abrupt impact on businesses. And the European Union has agreed to a temporary plan that you might sum up as:

Brexit? What Brexit?

Under instructions for the EU negotiator just approved by the other member countries, the United Kingdom would spend March 2019 through December 2020 acting just like an EU member … minus the voting power.

U.K., EU Reach Agreement On Key Brexit Issues

All existing EU laws and policies would still apply. Any new EU laws would also apply (a provision the U.K. is objecting to). The U.K. would still answer to some European courts.

In short, the status quo would be enforced, except that the U.K. wouldn’t have any say in EU decisions.

“The U.K. must know these rules of the game and accept them in the first place,” EU negotiator Michel Barnier said on Monday, according to Politico Europe.

The instructions for the negotiator are not a final deal, but they seem likely to stick. The countries in the European Union voted to approve those guidelines in just two minutes, Reuters reports.

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The British government has largely welcomed the plan, with a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May saying the proposal was well-aligned with the British position, the wire service reports. After all, a “transition period” was requested by the British in the first place.

Needless to say, though, fans of Brexit are not exactly pleased by the thought of giving up all power in the EU while remaining subject to all laws and limitations.

The Associated Press has more:

“In London, Brexit Secretary David Davis played down the impact on Britain’s status during the 21-month transition, saying that it’s ‘not exactly the same as membership — but it’s very, very similar.’

” ‘The existing regulatory structure will exist, the existing court structure will exist,’ Davis told a British parliamentary committee.

“He underlined that Britain would, however, be free during the bridging period to negotiate new trade deals with the wider world, which it is barred from doing while it is an EU member. …

“Britain is impatient to launch talks on future ties with the EU and in particular on trade, but more guidelines will have to be adopted at a summit of European leaders in March for that to happen, based on progress made by then.”

‘Experienced Pilot’ Makes Emergency Landing on Freeway

Jan 30, 2018   //   by Administrator   //   News from US  //  Comments Off on ‘Experienced Pilot’ Makes Emergency Landing on Freeway

A plane en route to John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif., was losing altitude so the pilot decided to take the freeway.

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A plane en route to John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif., was losing altitude so the pilot decided to take the freeway.

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Authorities are calling the emergency landing that took place on State Route 55 in Costa Mesa, Calif., a “miracle.”

Izzy Slod, 25, and a passenger were flying back to Van Nuys from San Diego on Sunday evening following a business trip, authorities told NPR. The two men were heading to John Wayne Airport, with Slod in the pilot’s seat.

But trouble struck. The plane was over open ocean about 2 miles from the coast when Slod noticed that the plane was descending.

“They said their engine went out without any warning signs,” said Costa Mesa Fire Department Capt. Chris Coates.

Slod tried to restart the engine, but to no avail. At that point, he decided he had no other option but to land the plane on the freeway.

Around 7:40 p.m., Slod called air traffic control and said he was going to land the Beech Bonanza G33 on the Costa Mesa highway, State Route 55.

“We had a strong Santa Ana wind,” Coates said. “He was going against that wind and that wind prevented him from making it all the way.”

But that wind also helped Slod to land the plane on the highway, Coates said. Slod is an “experienced pilot,” Coates said, and safely guided his plane under an overpass before landing. The overpass is a little less than 20 feet high, Coates said. The G33 is a little over 8 feet tall.

Shortly before 8 p.m., Slod brought the plane down near the Del Mar exit.

“I’ve been with the fire service for 22 years and I’ve never experienced an emergency landing in Costa Mesa,” Coates said.

The FAA is investigating the incident.

Intel Committee Votes To Release Secret GOP Memo, Withhold Democrats’ Rebuttal

Jan 30, 2018   //   by Administrator   //   World News  //  Comments Off on Intel Committee Votes To Release Secret GOP Memo, Withhold Democrats’ Rebuttal

Republicans used their majority on the House Intelligence Committee to authorize the release of Chairman Devin Nunes’ memo. Democrats’ rebuttal will remain classified.

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Republicans used their majority on the House Intelligence Committee to authorize the release of Chairman Devin Nunes’ memo. Democrats’ rebuttal will remain classified.

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The House Intelligence Committee voted along party lines Monday to release a controversial memo aimed at bolstering Republicans’ attacks against the FBI and Justice Department, over the objections of both.

The decision starts a process seldom, if ever, glimpsed inside Washington’s national security world: Now that members of Congress have sought to release the secret document, President Trump has five days to notify the committee of any objection.

But the White House wants the memo out and appeared ready to give a green light. So it wasn’t clear on Monday night whether the clock needed to run until Saturday or the memo might appear sooner.

The document was prepared by Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and the Republican majority staff of the committee. It’s been described as an indictment of alleged abuse by the FBI and Justice of their surveillance powers, specifically the quality of evidence they presented in asking to monitor at least one person in Donald Trump’s campaign.

Republicans say the FBI and Justice are infested with Democrats out to get Trump because of partisan animus. Nunes’ memo is believed to charge that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein presented weak evidence to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in asking it to reauthorize surveillance on an American.

The New York Times reported the person was former Trump adviser Carter Page.

Republicans on Nunes’ committee and others, including the House Judiciary Committee, also have asked whether the FBI used material from the infamous, unverified Russia dossier to make the case to surveil Americans.

That’s important, they argue, because the material in the dossier is not only unproved but partly underwritten by Democrats. In Republicans’ construction, biased special agents within the FBI took scurrilous Democratic-funded opposition research and used it to launch a baseless investigation of the Trump camp’s ties to Russia.

Evidence of potential collusion between the Trump camp and Russia has always gone beyond the dossier, including contacts that have been revealed in court documents as part of the investigation by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller.

And Washington has already previously hashed out complaints by Trump and Nunes about the abuse of surveillance powers, from Trump’s claim that Trump Tower was wiretapped to Nunes’ charge that people in the Trump orbit were wrongly “unmasked” by Obama administration officials.

But this time, Democrats complain they are being denied their chance to fire back at what they call the cherry-picked version of events in Nunes’ file. House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff told reporters on Monday evening that the majority used another party-line vote to reject his motion to release his secret memo responding to Nunes’ memo.

Schiff said Republicans said they might consider that in another week. So depending on when the Nunes memo becomes public, it could dominate the discussion in Washington and TV airwaves for several days before Democrats’ counterpoint is unveiled.

Colombian President Pauses Peace Talks With Rebel Group, ELN

Jan 30, 2018   //   by Administrator   //   World News  //  Comments Off on Colombian President Pauses Peace Talks With Rebel Group, ELN

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos has suspended peace negotiations with the nation’s last rebel group after a series of deadly bomb attacks.

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Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos has suspended peace negotiations with the nation’s last rebel group after a series of deadly bomb attacks.

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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos suspended ongoing peace talks with the National Liberation Army (ELN) on Monday, after the leftist rebel group killed several police officers in a series of bomb attacks over the weekend. It is the second time this month, negotiations between the government and the last remaining rebel group have been put on hold.

Five police officers died and more than 40 others were wounded by a homemade bomb that targeted a police station during a shift change in Barranquilla, a northern Colombian town, reports the Associated Press. Two more died hours later in separate bomb attacks on police.

“My patience and the patience of the Colombian people has its limits,” Santos said at an event near Botoga, according to Reuters, “so I have taken the decision to suspend the start of the fifth cycle of negotiations, which was scheduled for the coming days, until we see coherence between the ELN’s words and its actions.”

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AP says the ELN issued a statement Monday expressing support for the peace talks and the re-establishment of a cease-fire that expired this month. But it says “military actions will continue taking place on each side” in the absence of any agreement.

Government and rebel negotiators have been engaged in formal peace talks in Quito, Ecuador, since February 2017. Since the cease-fire expired in October rebel fighters have been ramping up attacks on police, the military and infrastructure. In recent weeks, guerrillas have bombed major oil pipelines, killed security force members and kidnapped an oil contractor.

Santos was awarded the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for his “resolute efforts” to end the 52-year bloody civil war with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. Under that deal, the FARC gave up its weapons and transformed into a political party. Now, one of its former leaders is seeking the nation’s top office.

Reaching a deal with the ELN would end all rebel conflict in Colombia. It is unclear when negotiations will resume.

In Reversal, EPA Suspends Alaska Mining Project To Preserve Watershed Protections

Jan 29, 2018   //   by Administrator   //   News from US  //  Comments Off on In Reversal, EPA Suspends Alaska Mining Project To Preserve Watershed Protections

The Upper Tularik Floodplain in the Bristol Bay watershed in Alaska is the site of a fight over a proposed mining project has dragged on for years.

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The Upper Tularik Floodplain in the Bristol Bay watershed in Alaska is the site of a fight over a proposed mining project has dragged on for years.

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The Environmental Protection Agency said in a surprise announcement Friday that it was suspending its effort to withdraw proposed protections for a southwest Alaska watershed to make room for a new mine.

The proposed Pebble Mine is located about 200 miles southwest of Anchorage and roughly 100 miles upstream from the Bristol Bay watershed, one of the world’s most important sockeye salmon fisheries.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said in a statement that Bristol Bay fisheries deserve protection and that the proposed Pebble Mine may pose an “unacceptable” risk. In the announcement, Pruitt said, “any mining projects in the region likely pose a risk to the abundant natural resources that exist there.”

Pruitt said the agency would gather more information on the project’s impact on fish and natural resources. “Until we know the full extent of that risk, those natural resources and world-class fisheries deserve the utmost protection,” he added.

Last year, the EPA began reconsidering restrictions that were first proposed in 2014, based on its Bristol Bay watershed assessment. The report determined that mining on the scale of the proposed Pebble Mine would have “unacceptable adverse effects” on the watershed.

In May, Pruitt settled a lawsuit brought by mine backers against the EPA. Then the agency started the process to reverse the Obama-era EPA proposal that a large mine like Pebble was too risky to go forward in the region.

Pebble Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of the Canadian mining company Northern Dynasty Minerals, announced a new investor and submitted its first permit application to build the mine last month. The EPA says it received more than 1 million comments from stakeholders — more than the number of people who live in Alaska – the majority of which were against withdrawing the earlier proposed protections.

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Alannah Hurley with United Tribes of Bristol Bay, a group opposing the mine, has said members of the tribes she represents are willing to lie down in front of bulldozers to protect the waters. She called the EPA’s move huge. “These proposed protections, the fact that the Trump administration is choosing to keep them in place and keep them on the shelf, is a recognition Pebble Mine is too toxic, too toxic even for the Trump administration,” she said.

Hurley spoke by phone from the commercial fishing hub of Dillingham, the seat of resistance to Pebble Mine, where she said activists were jubilant about the EPA’s announcement. “The people of Bristol Bay are really celebrating the fact that the protections that we have fought so long and hard for are not being withdrawn by the EPA and instead could potentially later be finalized,” Hurley said.

Bristol Bay’s fishery is the source of almost half of the world’s wild sockeye salmon, according to the EPA. In addition, the region’s indigenous communities rely on salmon for sustenance. Commercial fishing provided more than 14,000 full-time and part-time jobs in the region in 2009, the agency says. The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association, which opposes the mine, says the fishery produces $1.5 billion in economic activity each year.

PLP CEO Tom Collier said in a statement that the EPA’s announcement “does not change our approach,” and said he believes Pebble “can responsibly construct and operate a mine … that meets Alaska’s high environmental standards.” According to the EPA, its announcement “neither deters nor derails the application process of Pebble Limited Partnership’s proposed project.”

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker thanked the EPA and said in a statement that he had talked with Pruitt and “shared with him my belief that in the Bristol Bay region we should prioritize the resource that has sustained generations and must continue to do so in perpetuity.”

Alannah Hurley of UTBB said the suspension casts a cloud of uncertainty on the permitting process for the mine. “Ideally we would like these [protections] finalized, and the battle to protect Bristol Bay from the Pebble Mine and mines like Pebble is far from over,” she said. “But the fact that these protections remain in place and can be used within the process is a very positive step in the effort to protect the Bristol Bay watershed for generations to come.”

A spokesperson for Pebble Limited Partnership declined to comment before deadline.

2018 Grammy Awards: The Full List Of Winners

Jan 29, 2018   //   by Administrator   //   News from US  //  Comments Off on 2018 Grammy Awards: The Full List Of Winners

The complete list of nominees and winners from the 60th annual Grammy Awards.

GENERAL FIELD

Record Of The Year

“Redbone” – Childish Gambino
” Despacito” – Luis Fonsi Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
“The Story Of O.J.” – JAY Z
“HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar
“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars

Album Of The Year

Awaken, My Love! – Childish Gambino
4:44 – JAYZ
DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
Melodrama – Lorde
24K Magic – Bruno Mars

Song Of The Year

“Despacito” – Ramon Ayala Rodriguez, Justin Bieber, Jason Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi Marty James Garton Jr, songwriters
“4:44” – Shawn Carter Dion Wilson, songwriters
“Issues” – Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters
“1-800-273-8255” – Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury, Khalid Robinson Andrew Taggart, songwriters
“That’s What I Like” – Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus Jonathan Yip, songwriters

Best New Artist

Alessia Cara
Khalid
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels
SZA

POP

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Love So Soft” – Kelly Clarkson
“Praying” – Kesha
“Million Reasons” – Lady Gaga
“What About Us” – P!nk
“Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
WINNER: “Feel It Still” – Portugal. The Man
“Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers Coldplay
“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
“Thunder” – Imagine Dragons
“Stay” – Zedd Alessia Cara

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
WINNER: Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 – (Various Artists) Dae Bennett, Producer
Nobody But Me (Deluxe Version) – Michael Bublé
Triplicate – Bob Dylan
In Full Swing – Seth MacFarlane
Wonderland – Sarah McLachlan

Best Pop Vocal Album

WINNER: ÷ (Divide) – Ed Sheeran
Kaleidoscope EP – Coldplay
Lust For Life – Lana Del Rey
Evolve – Imagine Dragons
Rainbow – Kesha
Joanne – Lady Gaga

DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC

Best Dance Recording

WINNER: “Tonite” – LCD Soundsystem
“Bambro Koyo Ganda” – Bonobo Featuring Innov Gnawa
“Cola – CamelPhat Elderbrook
“Andromeda” – Gorillaz Featuring DRAM
“Line Of Sight” – ODESZA Featuring WYNNE Mansionair

Best Dance/Electronic Album

WINNER: 3-D The Catalogue – Kraftwerk
Migration – Bonobo
Mura Masa – Mura Masa
A Moment Apart – ODESZA
What Now – Sylvan Esso

CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

WINNER PrototypeJeff Lorber Fusion
What If – The Jerry Douglas Band
Spirit – Alex Han
Mount Royal – Julian Lage Chris Eldridge
Bad Hombre – Antonio Sanchez

ROCK

Best Rock Performance

WINNER “You Want It Darker” – Leonard Cohen
“The Promise” – Chris Cornell
“Run” – Foo Fighters
“No Good” – Kaleo
“Go To War” – Nothing More

Best Metal Performance

WINNER “Sultan’s Curse” – Mastodon
“Invisible Enemy” – August Burns Red
“Black Hoodie” – Body Count
“Forever” – Code Orange
“Clockworks” – Meshuggah

Best Rock Song

WINNER: “Run” – Foo Fighters, songwriters
“Atlas, Rise!” – James Hetfield Lars Ulrich, songwriters
“Blood In The Cut” – JT Daly Kristine Flaherty, songwriters
“Go To War” – Ben Anderson, Jonny Hawkins, Will Hoffman, Daniel Oliver, David Pramik Mark Vollelunga, songwriters
“The Stage” – Zachary Baker, Brian Haner, Matthew Sanders, Jonathan Seward Brooks Wackerman, songwriters

Best Rock Album

WINNER: A Deeper Understanding – The War On Drugs
Emperor Of Sand – Mastodon
Hardwired…To Self-Destruct – Metallica
The Stories We Tell Ourselves – Nothing More
Villains – Queens Of The Stone Age

ALTERNATIVE

Best Alternative Music Album

WINNER: Sleep Well Beast – The National
Everything Now – Arcade Fire
Humanz – Gorillaz
American Dream – LCD Soundsystem
Pure Comedy – Father John Misty

RB

Best RB Performance

WINNER: “That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars
“Get You” – Daniel Caesar Featuring Kali Uchis
“Distraction” – Kehlani
“High” – Ledisi
“The Weekend” – SZA

Best Traditional RB Performance

WINNER: “Redbone” – Childish Gambino
Laugh And Move On” – The Baylor Project
“What I’m Feelin'” – Anthony Hamilton Featuring The Hamiltones
“All The Way” – Ledisi
“Still” – Mali Music

Best RB Song

WINNER: “That’s What I Like” – Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus Jonathan Yip, songwriters
“First Began” – PJ Morton, songwriter
“Location” – Alfredo Gonzalez, Olatunji Ige, Samuel David Jiminez, Christopher McClenney, Khalid Robinson Joshua Scruggs, songwriters
“Redbone” – Donald Glover Ludwig Goransson, songwriters
“Supermodel” – Tyran Donaldson, Terrence Henderson, Greg Landfair Jr., Carter Lang Solana Rowe, songwriters

Best Urban Contemporary Album

WINNER: Starboy – The Weeknd
Free 6LACK – 6LACK
“Awaken, My Love!” – Childish Gambino
American Teen – Khalid
Ctrl – SZA

Best RB Album

WINNER: 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Freudian – Daniel Caesar
Let Love Rule – Ledisi
Gumbo – PJ Morton
Feel The Real – Musiq Soulchild

RAP

Best Rap Performance

WINNER: “HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar
“Bounce Back” – Big Sean
“Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B
“4:44” – JAY Z
“Bad And Boujee” – Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert

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