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dua lipa leads the brits nominations


image caption dua lipa was one of the biggest breakout stars of 2017 dua lipa leads the charge at this year's brit awards with five nominations, including best album.the singer, whose hit single new rules was one of the breakout hits of last year, is also up for best female, best video, best single and british breakthrough artist.she narrowly beat ed sheeran's four nominations, while j hus and rag'n'bone man have three apiece.they are all up for best british album, as is stormzy's gang signs and prayer.the fan-voted best video category sees a fight between three former members of one direction.harry styles' sign of the times will go up against zayn and taylor swift's i don't wanna live forever and liam payne's strip that down.image copyrightpaimage caption liam payne's strip that down has






critics rip into lipa plan to alter solar power valuation


justin bell, director of rates and regulation for lipa, at a hearing monday, nov. 27, 2017, in uniondale on lipa's new solar-energy pricing scheme. photo credit: newsday / mark harrington a contingent of solar-energy installers, environmentalists and a construction company on monday criticized a lipa proposal that would alter the current system for valuing power produced by solar and other green-energy systems, saying it would stifle growth in a market already pressured by reduced state incentives. at hearings in hauppauge and uniondale to seek input on the new plan, critics...






dua lipa, miguel release “lost in the light” music video


while rising pop sensation dua lipa gears up to release her long awaited debut album this week, the u.k. artist finally releases the alluring visuals to her miguel assisted ballad, “lost in the light.”read: dj premier & miguel’s “2 lovin u” video is the perfect cure for mondaysthe henry scholfield-directed video captures the pure dreamy romance of the synth-pop tune as we witness dua lipa and miguel flying from building to building in los angeles. their onscreen chemistry speaks volumes and brings out the same energy in the song as it beautifully demonstrates what it means to be lost in loving someone.read: miguel’s acting debut inspires possible spanish-language albumlipa also revealed the tracklist to her upcoming 17 song album. it includes the singles “blow your mind (muah)”, “homesick”






miranda lambert leads country music association awards nominations; read the ful


lambert has five nominations including album of the year, female vocalist of the year, single and song of the year and video of the year.        






brits are literally betting that trump will get impeached


you may not have known this, but brits love to bet. they’ll bet on anything––and one of their favorite things to bet on lately has been united states politics. they bet on the november election, and now they’re betting on whether trump will be impeached.full story at youtube.more politics. posted by josh urich






hbo and netflix lead this year’s emmy nominations


streaming services once again top the list of this year’s emmy nominations – another indicator of the shift in how today’s consumers are watching tv. hbo, which has been available over-the-top since 2015 via hbo now, leads all networks with a total of 110 nominations, and netflix is close behind, with a total of 91 nominations.hbo’s lead is even more remarkable this year because its flagship series, “game of thrones,” which won for best drama the last two years, didn’t make the cut this time around because of its later start date.however, the network will still be competing in the drama category thanks to its newer show “westworld,” which will go up against other top performers from streaming services, including three series from netflix – “house of cards,” “the crown” and “stranger things






lipa pirates download


download download avast. think ye have what it takes to shape the horizon? manipulate objects and trace outlines to help the captain build his ship. test your motor skills as you race your foe through treacherous waters. match and move shapes to outwit the kraken and take back the magic compass. stack blocks to create water-tight bridges, and trace the night stars. collect special pirate gear as you sail up the ranks. enjoy voiceovers in your native language: available in german, spanish, mexican spanish, french, russian, chinese, japanese, czech and turkishthe captain, the crew, and the kraken all await.command every form on your journey to find the prized pirate treasure. are ye ready? lipa pirates is an educational app ideal for children ages 3+. have you found the treasure, captain? di






why brits can't buy homes


americans think that we have a monopoly on housing crises, but we definitely do not. brits are struggling under crippling rents (almost nine hundred pounds a month for a house with a shower in the kitchen?) and impossibly high housing prices. and “impossibly” isn’t an exaggeration––it would take someone nearly fifty years to save up to buy a house in london. what’s causing the problem? the british government is actively working against homebuyers.full story at youtube.more economics. posted by josh urich






oscars telecast leads awards for awards shows with 7 emmy nominations


it goes without saying that hollywood loves to love itself, with no shortage of awards shows all year long. but taking it to another level is hollywood congratulating itself for how well it congratulates itself. yes, awards shows can win awards too.the oscars maintain their status as the pinnacle of prestige, as the telecast received seven emmy nominations on thursday. the grammys came in with three nominations, while the tonys and golden globes each got one. (at least the emmys didn’t nominate the emmys broadcast, which would open an awards-cycle wormhole.)so step it up, espys. and to the mtv movie & tv awards, mtv video music awards, spike’s guys choice, critics’ choice awards and any other roundelay of praise left out of the roundelay of praise, know that it is always good to have somet






hbo and netflix top the list of golden globes nominations


the golden globe nominations are out, and once again hbo and netflix have come out on top as the most-nominated networks. hbo is down by two from last year’s total of 14, but still leads with 12 nods for series including “big little lies,” “the wizard of lies,” “game of thrones,” and “the young pope.” meanwhile, netflix is having a banner year – it scored 9 nominations, the most it has ever received.that’s a big jump over last year for netflix, as well, when it received just five tv nominations – its lowest number since entering the race just a few years ago.this time around, netflix has a presence across a number of top categories.its nominations include “the crown” and “stranger things” for best tv drama. the shows’ stars also earned nods, with david harbour vying for best supporting act






hbo and netflix top the list of golden globes nominations


the golden globe nominations are out, and once again hbo and netflix have come out on top as the most-nominated networks. hbo is down by two from last year’s total of 14, but still leads with 12 nods for series including “big little lies,” “the wizard of lies,” “game of thrones,” and “the young pope.” meanwhile, netflix is having a banner year – it scored 9 nominations, the most it has ever received.that’s a big jump over last year for netflix, as well, when it received just five tv nominations – its lowest number since entering the race just a few years ago.this time around, netflix has a presence across a number of top categories.its nominations include “the crown” and “stranger things” for best tv drama. the shows’ stars also earned nods, with david harbour vying for best supporting act






the latest: 'snl' and 'westworld' top emmy nominations


los angeles — the latest on the 69th annual primetime emmy nominations announced thursday in los angeles by the academy of television arts and sciences (all times local):8:50 a.m."saturday night live" and the sci-fi drama "westworld" are at the top of the emmy nominations with 22 bids each.the long-running "snl" received a wealth of awards for its cast, hosts and guest stars, including one to alec baldwin for his recurring portrayal of president donald trump.other leading nominees announced thursday in los angeles include "feud: bette and joan" and "stranger things" with 18 nominations; "veep" with 17 bids, and "big little lies" and "fargo" with 16 nominations each.breakout network drama "this is us" received 11 nods, including the first best-drama series for a broadcast network show since






the complete list of grammy nominees


the 2017 grammy awards will soon be handed out, but first, refresh your memory about the nominees in each category. beyoncé leads the pack, with a total of nine nominations including album of the year. drake, rihanna and kanye west all earned eight nominations apiece, and chance the rapper picked up seven. the artists competing in the album of the year category are adele, beyoncé, justin bieber, drake and sturgill simpson.






grammys: ed sheeran overlooked while jay z tops nominations


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption ed sheeran has been nominated in the pop categories ed sheeran's multi-million selling album ÷ has been excluded from the main categories at the 2018 grammy awards, surprising many industry observers.the star was edged out of contention by bruno mars and kendrick lamar, who each received multiple nominations.jay z leads with eight nominations, including his first ever appearance in the album of the year list for 4:44, which comes 21 years after his debut.sheeran did receive several nominations in the pop categories, however.shape of you is up for best pop solo performance, while ÷ is shortlisted for best pop album.lady gaga is also relegated to the pop categories for her recent album, joanne, while katy perry fails to receive any nominations at all.






grammys: ed sheeran overlooked while jay z tops nominations


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption ed sheeran has been nominated in the pop categories ed sheeran's multi-million selling album ÷ has been excluded from the main categories at the 2018 grammy awards, surprising many industry observers.the star was edged out of contention by bruno mars and kendrick lamar, who each received multiple nominations.jay z leads with eight nominations, including his first ever appearance in the album of the year list for 4:44, which comes 21 years after his debut.sheeran did receive several nominations in the pop categories, however.shape of you is up for best pop solo performance, while ÷ is shortlisted for best pop album.lady gaga is also relegated to the pop categories for her recent album, joanne, while katy perry fails to receive any nominations at all.






new solar power installations plummet on long island


the number of new residential solar-power installations on long island so far in 2017 has declined by more than 50 percent compared with the period in 2016 as national companies have fled the market or retuned their businesses.the number of residential solar installations declined to 2,975 for the first six months of this year, compared with 6,722 in the same period last year, according to figures from pseg long island, which oversees the programs for lipa. that’s a decline of 55 percent, after two prior years of triple-digit growth.most popular“it was a bubble,” said mike voltz, director of energy efficiency and renewables for pseg. he blamed this year’s tumbling sales on a sharp drop-off in aggressive promotions by solar leasing companies, combined with a decision by the state in 2016 to






"arrival" - oscars 2017: the nominees - pictures


"arrival"total nominations: eight, including best picture, but not for amy adams.click through to see more of this year’s nominees. the oscars will be handed out on feb. 26 in hollywood. credit: paramount pictures"fences"total nominations: four, including best picture and best adapted screenplay for the late august wilson.credit: paramount pictures"hacksaw ridge"total nominations: six, including best picture, best sound editing and best sound mixing.credit: mark rogers"hell or high water"total nominations: four, including best picture and best original screenplay.credit: cbs films"hidden figures"total nominations: three, including best picture and best adapted screenplay.credit: 20th century fox"la la land"total nominations: fourteen, tying with “titanic” and “all about eve” for the most n






the shape of water leads 2018 bafta film awards nominations


image copyrightfoximage caption sally hawkins has been nominated for best actress for her role in the shape of water the shape of water leads this year's bafta film award nominations, with 12 nods in total.the fantasy romance stars british actress sally hawkins as a janitor who forms a relationship with an amphibious creature being held in captivity.darkest hour and three billboards outside ebbing, missouri both received nine nominations.gary oldman, jamie bell and daniel kaluuya are among the british nominees - all recognised for best actor.hawkins and irish actress saoirse ronan are among those nominated for best leading actress.they face competition from frances mcdormand for three billboards, and margot robbie, who is nominated for her portrayal of controversial olympic figure skater t






baftas: and the nominations are...


three films led the nominations but there were no women nominated for best director.produced by sophie van brugen.






dua lipa is spotify uk's most-streamed female in 2017


image copyrightpaimage caption dua lipa's hits include hotter than hell, blow your mind (mwah) and new rules she's got chart hits, she counts 'em: dua lipa has beaten beyonce and taylor swift to become spotify's most-streamed female of 2017 so far in the uk.the pop star's smash hits include new rules, a musical instruction manual for people tempted to contact their exes, which has been streamed 464 million times worldwide.she has also scored 453 million streams for the brooding scared to be lonely.ed sheeran is the top artist overall, with 6.3 billion global streams.image copyrightuniversal musicimage caption despacito was the breakout hit of the year for luis fonsi his album ÷ was the biggest album of the year, racking up 3.1 billion streams around the world, while shape of you became spo






watch the 2018 golden globes nominations with us


how can you catch the 2018 golden globe nominations?beginning at 5:15 a.m. pst, the first round of announcements will be streamed live on the goldenglobes.com website and via facebook live on the official golden globes facebook page.and then, at 5:38 a.m. pst, nbc's "today" will join in to broadcast the second round of nominations including marquee categories such as best picture.actors alfre woodard, garrett hedlund, kristen bell, and sharon stone are to announce the nominees. the 2018 golden globes ceremony is set for jan. 7, to be hosted by seth meyers and broadcast by nbc.stay tuned to the los angeles times golden globes nominations live blog throughout the day for updates, analysis and interviews, beginning with the nominations announcement. 






'call me by your name' leads independent spirit awards nominations


luca guadagnino’s romantic drama “call me by your name” leads the nominations for the 2018 film independent spirit awards, earning six nods when the nominees were announced tuesday.crime thriller “good time” and jordan peele’s directorial debut, “get out,” tied with five nominations apiece, while greta gerwig’s “lady bird” and chloé zhao’s “the rider” tied with four nominations each. those films, along with childhood drama “the florida project,” will vie for the best-feature film prize at the 33rd annual award show in march.director ava duvernay, who helmed “selma,” “13th” and “a wrinkle in time,” will serve as this year’s honorary chair.“mudbound,” which examines the intertwined lives of black and white families in rural mississippi leading up to and after world war ii, was selected for t






38 years after massive protest, shoreham nuke plant sits empty


all that’s left of the ill-fated shoreham nuclear power plant — besides $1 billion in debt — is a sarcophagus.that’s what long island power authority officials call the vacant concrete structure that housed shoreham’s nuclear reactor before the controversial facility was decommissioned in the 1990s.most popularthe plant’s remains stand on a 60-acre property overlooking long island sound. the nuclear reactor, or “boiler,” was removed as part of the state-brokered deal to shutter the plant, which never operated.lipa, which owns the property, has a substation and other power facilities at the site.national grid, which formerly operated the power grid for lipa, retains ownership of an additional 800 adjacent wooded acres that had been part of the original nuclear plant site. national grid and






38 years after massive protest, shoreham nuke plant sits empty


all that’s left of the ill-fated shoreham nuclear power plant — besides $1 billion in debt — is a sarcophagus.that’s what long island power authority officials call the vacant concrete structure that housed shoreham’s nuclear reactor before the controversial facility was decommissioned in the 1990s.most popularthe plant’s remains stand on a 60-acre property overlooking the long island sound. the nuclear reactor, or “boiler,” was removed as part of the state-brokered deal to shutter the plant, which never operated.lipa, which owns the property, has a substation and other power facilities at the site.national grid, which formerly operated the power grid for lipa, retains ownership of an additional 800 adjacent wooded acres that had been part of the original nuclear plant site. national grid






when are they? how to watch. all the details


here’s all your need-to-know information for sunday’s 89th academy awards telecast:when: 5:30 p.m. pst sunday on abc. (8:30 p.m. est).where: the dolby theatre in hollywood.the host: late-night comedian jimmy kimmel (making his first appearance as host).red carpet coverage: abc’s pre-show begins at 4 p.m. pst. if that’s just not enough star-gazing for you, e! has super-sized red-carpet coverage beginning at 2:30 p.m pst.top contenders: the rousing musical “la la land” leads the field with a record-tying 14 nominations, including best picture, actor, actress and director. (“all about eve” and “titanic” were the only other films to ever nab 14 nominations and both won the best-picture prize). “arrival,” the sci-fi thriller starring amy adams and jeremy renner, and “moonlight,” a coming of age






'call me by your name' leads indie spirit award nominations


los angeles — the romantic coming-of-age film "call me by your name" has a leading six film independent spirit award nominations, followed by jordan peele's satirical horror "get out" and the robert pattinson thriller "good time" with five nominations each.actresses tessa thompson and lily collins announced the nominees for the 33rd installment of the awards show tuesday.luca guadagnino's "call me by your name," a lush romance set in 1980s italy, was also recognized for directing, cinematography and editing. timothee chalamet and armie hammer's received acting nominations for their performances.jordan peele, meanwhile, picked up a directing and screenplay nod for "get out," the box office hit and cultural phenomenon that has translated its momentum into awards buzz and nominations. actor d






why the emmy nomination counts for hbo, nbc, fx and amc changed


as we've discussed earlier this week, peak tv makes being an emmy voter a difficult job. but with this year's crop of nominations, there was also a new wrinkle when it came to total network nominations.the trouble began just hours after the emmy nominations field was announced at 8:30 a.m. thursday. first, nbc released a message indicating that their total number of nominations should be 64 instead of the television academy's released number of 60. according to an nbc spokesperson, the discrepancy was the result of the omission of the nominations of two guest actors in a drama series on "this is us" in the count for the network and two nominees — "jay leno's garage" and "behind the voice" — being misattributed to nbc.com and youtube instead of the parent network.a short time later, fx also






mary j. blige, jay-z lead naacp image award nominees


mary j. blige and jay-z have tied for the most nominations for the 49th naacp image awards.the r&b icon and "4:44" rapper scored five nominations apiece on monday, when the nominees were announced by the civil-rights organization.trailing behind them are singer bruno mars, "insecure" creator issa rae, rapper kendrick lamar and singer sza with four nominations apiece. musician charlie wilson, actor idris elba and singer ledesi also earned three nods each.jay-z, mars and rae are up for top honors in the entertainer of the year category, alongside director ava duvernay, "black panther" star chadwick boseman and chance the rapper.on the business side, streaming giant netflix and cable network own led the tv nominations with 23 nominations and 17 nominations, respectively. rca records and capit






academy award winner colleen atwood has designs on edith head's record


with her win for "fantastic beasts and where to find them," costume designer colleen atwood is making new records in academy award history. with four oscars for her film work, atwood now is tied with milena canonero for most wins in the post-edith head era. head had eight wins and -- a record that will likely never be broken -- 35 nominations (partly because nominations in head's day were given for color and black-and-white films). with 12 costume design oscar nominations, atwood is ahead of sandy powell with 11 nominations and behind the late irene sharaff, who earned 15.






nominations sought fish and game excellence awards


concord, n.h. (ap) — nominations are being sought for new hampshire fish and game commission awards of excellence.the awards go to individuals and organizations for outstanding achievements that help further the fish and game department’s mission.there are categories for youth conservationist, volunteers, habitat stewardship and land owner appreciation, among others. nominations are due by dec. 31.






could jay z win album of the year grammy before beyonce?


jay z leads the pack for the 2018 grammy awards, with eight nominations for music’s biggest night.one of those nominations, thankfully, comes in the huge album of the year category for his acclaimed “4:44.” it’s the first time that the hip-hop titan, who ranks among the genre’s most respected and successful artists of all time, has been nominated in that field.yeah, it’s about time, given that he should’ve received nominations for such landmark efforts as 1996’s “reasonable doubt” and 2001’s “the blueprint.”of course, jay z isn’t the only member of his family to have had some tough times with that category. his wife has also never won the big award, even though she has been nominated – and been a heavy favorite – in previous years.so that brings up the question: could jay z actually win al






oscar nominations validate amazon’s hollywood ambitions


america’s biggest online retailer is now the first internet company to earn an academy award nomination for best picture.little more than a year after launching its original movies business, amazon.com inc.’s drama “manchester by the sea” earned six oscar nominations tuesday, including best picture.the film’s nominations included two for writer and director kenneth lonergan; and for lead actor casey affleck; supporting...






who came out ahead in tony nominations? 'the great comet,' 'evan hansen,' 'come


the tony awards recognized a diverse seaso‎n for new musicals tuesday morning as four productions with a range of styles and settings landed nominations for the top prize."come from away," "natasha, pierre & the great comet of 1812," "dear evan hansen" and “groundhog day the musical” all secured spots for best musical.2017 tony awards: the complete list of nominations“great comet” led the tonys field with 12 overall nominations, boosted by three acting and many technical nominations. in nominations for all categories, “great comet” was followed by the bette midler revival of “hello, dolly!” with 10 nods, broadway breakout “dear evan hansen” with nine and lucas hnath’s “a doll's house, part 2” with eight. the 9/11 musical “come from away,” the musical “groundhog day” and the j.t. rogers pla






'snl,' westworld' lead emmy award nominations with 22 nods


los angeles — "saturday night live" and the sci-fi drama "westworld" are at the top of the emmy nominations with 22 bids each.the long-running "snl" received a wealth of awards for its cast, hosts and guest stars, including one to alec baldwin for his recurring portrayal of president donald trump.other leading nominees announced thursday in los angeles include "feud: bette and joan" and "stranger things" with 18 nominations; "veep" with 17 bids, and "big little lies" and "fargo" with 16 nominations each.breakout network drama "this is us" received 11 nods, including the first best-drama series for a broadcast network show since "the good wife" in 2011.the emmys will air sept. 17 on cbs.






white house resubmits nasa and noaa nominations


washington — the white house formally resubmitted nominations for leaders of both nasa and the national oceanic and atmospheric administration to the senate jan. 8, a procedural move even as the path to their confirmations becomes narrower. the administration announced late jan. 8 that the nominations of jim bridenstine to be administrator of nasa and barry myers to be administrator noaa were being resubmitted to the senate, along with several dozen other nominees for government positions. also included in the list was jeffrey dewit, who was first nominated nov. 29 to be chief financial officer of nasa. the resubmitted nominations are a procedural move. the senate, under its rules, returns nominations to the president at the end of its first session if they have not been either confirmed o






beyonce, bruno mars lead 2017 bet award nominations


it’s that time of year again. with award season on the horizon, bet freed up the names of all the nominees who may walk away with the shiny bet awards hardware by june’s end.as a surprise to no one, beyonce leads the pack with a whopping seven nominations, all for her widely lauded lemonade, with bruno mars following closely behind with four nominations. the next highest nominees on the list—migos, chance the rapper and solange have four award nominations—gave us much conversation fodder in this year alone with their projects, appearances and voiced opinions on pop culture and political/societal happenings.this year, some of the categories have some very tight competition—best movie, best male hip-hop artist and album of the year are downright stressful—engaging those debates we have in ou






pseg rises in interim customer isfaction survey


pseg long island has risen from the last-place position that lipa had long held in the interim jd power residential customer isfaction survey, a milestone for a company that took over the reins of the system in 2014. in results of the latest survey, released at a lipa trustees meeting last week, pseg scored 683 of a possible 1,000 points in the three months ending in december, raising its standing to 14th of 16 northeast utilities for the quarter that ended in december.most popularthe results lifted pseg off the bottom of the ranking for the first time since its 2014 start date. in the three months prior, pseg also saw an increase in its standing from 16 to 15. see alsowhere lipa ranks in cost to consumersdatasearch lipa payrollfor the full prior year, which included two quarters of 2015,






east timor banned from 2023 asian cup for faking birth certificates of brazilian


east timor is a small, portuguese-speaking nation on the island of timor, bordered by indonesia. it be e the first sovereign nation of the 21st century in 2002, and because of that, is a relatively new soccer-playing nation. and because east timor is a nation of just over 1.1 million people, the country doesn’t have many natives to suit up for the national team. so, like those in equatorial guinea before them, the football authorities decided to shadily and quickly nationalize brazilians to play for them, which is sort of illegal.and thanks to that, and the asian football authorities having found out about it, timor-leste (east timor in fifa speak) is now banned from the 2023 asian cup and has been fined $76,000.“nine of the footballers participated in a total of twenty-nine matches fallin