Giving Tuesday: Take a break from Christmas shopping and give

first_img November 27, 2018 at 8:38 pm 6 COMMENTS MEAN ONLINE GIFT$120.40 Mama Mia Looks like the candidates would take down their political campaign signs. They sure have been lax in that regard. Maybe they plan on leaving them up until the next go round? Weeks and weeks since the elections, and some don’t seem to be motivated to remove them from the right of ways. November 27, 2018 at 8:28 pm What Is #GivingTuesdayCreated by the team at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y—a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around the values of service and giving back—#GivingTuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. A team of influencers and founding partners joined forces, collaborating across sectors, offering expertise and working tirelessly, to launch #GivingTuesday and have continued to shape, grow and strengthen the movement. November 27, 2018 at 8:53 pm Give credit where credit is due…..Thanks, President T….you have succeeded in raising the steel and aluminum tariffs to the point where GM can’t survive, and 14,000 jobs will be lost, and cars that I really like, will not be made anymore. Plus, soda drinks, and beer, and other beverages in cans, are going up in price, due to your tariffs. Thanks a lot, President T, you have succeeded in killing off the GM car plants. What, or whom, is next on your doomsday lists? DOLLARS RAISED ONLINE300M+ Mama Mia COUNTRIES150+ LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here DOLLARS RAISED ONLINE300M+ Have you all seen Apopka’s marijuana shop/dispensary? It is in same shopping plaza as the Chick-Fillet just on up a little past the Chick-Fillet, on the east end there where they also sell natural foods, that has been there a long time. We just happened to drive by, and there were signs stuck in the ground that they sell hemp products, CBD, and they had marijuana leaf signs, and also signs that stated, no marijuana card needed. I guess it surprised me, since my pharmacy is right there in the same plaza, and they posted signs that stated, no CBD on their door, as people were coming in there trying to buy it. That is the first I noticed these signs, as I don’t go on down that way too often, so I don’t know how long they have been selling the weed products. TOTAL ONLINE GIFTS2.5M TOTAL ONLINE GIFTS2.5M Reply The Anatomy of Fear November 27, 2018 at 2:14 pm Reply The Big Ideas Behind #GivingTuesday#GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners— nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.As a global movement, #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.2017 By the Numbers COMMUNITY COALITIONS100+ COMMUNITY COALITIONS100+ Mama Mia COUNTRIES150+center_img SOCIAL MEDIA IMPRESSIONS21.7B November 27, 2018 at 1:56 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter #Giving TuesdayFrom givingtuesday.orgEntering its seventh year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. I give to charitable organizations, but not online. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply Mama Mia Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 SOCIAL MEDIA IMPRESSIONS21.7B Please enter your comment! MEAN ONLINE GIFT$120.40 Anna Nicole Smith’s mom, Virgie Arthur, has passed away. She passed away in Texas on Nov. 18th. She was 66 years old. She fought a long hard battle against cancer, but she had said to people who knew her well, that it was not being allowed to see, and have a relationship with her granddaughter, Dannielynn, who was Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter, after Anna Nicole died, is what Virgie claimed was breaking her heart, and destroying her. So sad, so tragic, the events of the Anna Nicole Smith saga. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources. TAGSGiving Tuesday Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleGiving Tuesday: Partner with the Billie Dean Project and help to make this novel a reality Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GET INVOLVED Reply Let’s see….# Black Friday, # Cyber Monday, and # Giving Tuesday, so what will Wednesday be to look forward to?…..#Hangover Hump Day, maybe? lol Reply Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here November 27, 2018 at 2:20 pmlast_img read more

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3 potential benefits of getting small-business loans from a credit union

first_imgby: Steve NicastroAre you looking for a small-business loan to grow your company? You might be able to find a great deal at a local credit union, a nonprofit financial institution that is owned and controlled by its members.For a small upfront deposit into a savings account, you can join a credit union located in your community and save money on financial products such as mortgages, credit cards, checking accounts and business loans.Here are three potential benefits of obtaining small-business loans from a credit union and some tips to increase your chances of loan approval.1. ‘Willing and able to lend money’Credit union business loans have increased every year since the start of the recession, says Mike Schenk, vice president of economics and statistics at the Credit Union National Association, a nonprofit national trade association serving U.S. credit unions. continue reading » 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Half-time: Aston Villa 0 Chelsea 2

first_imgRuben Loftus-Cheek’s first Premier League goal and a penalty from Alexandre Pato on his long-awaited debut gave Chelsea a commanding lead at half-time.After a subdued opening 20 minutes, in which Chelsea were content to control possession, the visitors broke through at the end of a fine passing move.John Obi Mikel started it by upping the tempo, Pedro spread the ball wide for Cesar Azpilicueta and the Spaniard’s cross was turned in by Loftus-Cheek, via a deflection off Joleon Lescott.Pato, brought in in January on loan from Corinthians, had come on shortly before the first goal after Loic Remy went off injured.And he got his first goal from the spot in injury time, after being flattened by a falling Aly Cissokho in the box.Pedro had had Chelsea’s first chance of note, with a right-efforted that just cleared the angle of post and bar.Rock-bottom Villa were not cowed by the Blues, though, and Rudy Gestede and Carles Gil both forced Thibaut Courtois into saves.Jordan Ayew, the hosts’ stand-out player in the first half, then rolled a shot just wide of the post, while Loftus-Cheek did the same at the other end after robbing Idrissa Gueye.As well as Pato, Chelsea gave a debut to January signing Matt Miazga as part of a reshuffled back four, with John Terry and Gary Cahill both out.Aston Villa: Guzan; Hutton, Richards, Lescott, Cissokho; Sanchez, Westwood, Gueye; Gil, Gestede, Ayew.Subs: Bunn, Okore, Bacuna, Lyden, Veretout, Grealish, Sinclair.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Miazga, Baba; Mikel, Fabregas; Pedro, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy; Remy. Subs: Begovic, Clarke-Salter, Matic, Oscar, Traore, Pato, Falcao.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Buckeye Central FFA excels at district soils contest

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Buckeye Central FFA chapter competed in the District 2 soil judging contest on Sept. 27.In the urban contest, BC placed second out of 16 schools with an overall score of 2576.Sophomore Mason Stahl placed first on the team with a score of 900. Stahl was also placed second individual out of a total of 70 individual students competing.Junior Makayla Aichholz and junior Kendra Stahl tied for second on the team and 6th overall individuals, both scoring 838.Rounding off the team was junior Jared Clark with a score of 832 which put him in 9th place as an individual.“I’m excited that I was able to compete and could help the team move on to state,” Clark said.The rural team placed fourth out of 19 teams with a score of 2576.Placing first on the team was sophomore Madi Diesch, with a score of 898. Diesch was the fourth ranked overall judger out of 84 total participants.With a score of 808, Brandon Mann placed second.Freshman Alivia Niese placed third with a score of 788.Kennah Corfman placed fourth with a score of 785.“Although mistakes were made at the contest, we all pulled through and can move on to state, “ Corfman said.Both teams will be moving on to the state contest on Saturday Oct. 8.last_img read more

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Area land values continue to hold steady

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farm land values in the region encompassing Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee continue to hold steady, despite a challenging ag economy.“In the 12-month time period between July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, the four-state region saw a collective average value increase of 0.18 percent,” said Dennis Badger, Vice President of Collateral Risk Management, Farm Credit Mid-America. “A gentle downward trend since the last reporting period of July 2014 to June 2015 was expected as the land value hikes from 2010 through 2012 continue to force market corrections and we believe our region continues to hold steady due to the diversity of the operations within the region.”These results affirm land values are starting to decline in response to lower commodity prices, but at a pace that is supportive of a soft landing in our markets. While Indiana experienced a decline in farm land values of approximately 6 percent, the overall average rate of change in our four-state territory experienced a minimal change of 0.2 percent, which is good news for the area.What can farmers do now that we have a clearer picture of the land values situation in our area?“Since land values are expected to decrease slightly in the next year but interest rates are expected to rise, now is the time negotiate cash rent or make an investment,” Badger said. “A good rule of thumb during an economic downturn is that if the investment looks solid despite current conditions, it will probably be a good long-term move.Quality land generally holds its value better than marginal land and tracts improved with irrigation and drainage systems appear are desirable features to most purchasers. Overall, farmers should be cautious but still consider and weigh opportunities as they come up.AUDIO: The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Badger about the current state of land values.Farm Credit Mid America Full Interview Dennis Badger 10.03.16For more financial tips, insights and perspectives from Farm Credit Mid-America visit e-farmcredit.com.last_img read more

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As Online Video Continues to Boom, Fox Goes Mobile with Bitbop

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement chris cameron Numbers released from comScore today show that U.S. Internet users watched nearly 34 billion videos online in the month of May, up from just over 30 billion in April. Hulu served up nearly 1.2 billion videos last month, nearly 3.5% of the overall market, while Google remained supreme, accounting for 43% of the market – a whopping 14.6 billion videos – with its powerhouse property, YouTube. Still, Hulu, a place where many watch full episodes of network television, is slowly inching from the pack, and Fox Interactive Media, sitting near the bottom of comScore’s rankings, wants a piece of the action. They’re target? Mobile.Back in January, Hulu managed just over 900 million videos, 2.8% of the overall market and nearly twice as much as the next highest ranked provider, Microsoft. Since then, they’ve grown slightly to 3.5%, fending off the other providers and cementing their position as a leading online video provider. Hulu’s 43.5 million unique visitors in May watched an average of 27 videos each, which is more than a quarter of the number watched by YouTube visitors.Fox Launches Mobile Hulu-esque Subscription Service Fox Interactive Media, which ranks 9th on comScore’s top 10 based on total videos served, announced today that it is taking a stab at mobile video subscription service with what it calls Bitbop. Is it an iPhone app? No. An Android app? No. A mobile website? No. It’s an application for the BlackBerry.BitBop, available on the BlackBerry Bold, Curve and Tour models, is a free application that allows users to watch many of the same TV shows and movies they know from Hulu directly on their phones. While the app is free to download, it comes with a subscription fee – $9.99 a month – to access content. Family Guy, The Office, 30 Rock, Glee, CSI, Friday Night Lights – all the major players are present and accounted for.If you’re asking yourself why the service is only available on the Blackberry – and why wouldn’t you – it’s because Fox has inked an exclusive deal with BlackBerry makers RIM (Research In Motion). It’s a curious partnership, since the majority of BlackBerry owners use their devices mainly for work and enterprise functionality – not exactly the kind of people who are more like to watch online video on their mobile device, if you asked me. Still, it will be interesting to see how it plays out and if Fox can boost their low video market share numbers. There is certainly a market for on-demand mobile video – the success of Netflix’s iPad app and the anticipation of its iPhone app can speak to that thread. Whether that market is on BlackBerry devices is yet to be seen, but this partnership could bode well for both parties. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#mobile#web last_img read more

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STATE OF ORIGIN & INTERSTATE CHALLENGE ROUND 2

first_imgFollowing NSW’s brilliant start to the 2004 State of Origin and Interstate Challenge, here are the results as Queensland try to keep the series alive. These results will be updated regularly throughout the day. Results and statistics for the State of Origin and Interstate Challenge can also be accessed via the following link: STATE OF ORIGIN/INTERSTATE CHALLENGE RESULTS/STATISTICS State of Origin and Interstate Challenge Results and Summary Round 2: Mixed Open: NSW def Qld 5-3 Touchdowns NSW: Belinda Patterson (2), Nash Beeby, Dave Stewart, Brent Powell Touchdowns Qld: Luke Feldman, Adam Falzon, Rebecca Houston Series: 2-0 NSW Womens 20’s: Qld defeated NSW 3-2 (drop-off) Touchdowns Qld: Rebecca Knight (2), Natasha Fry Touchdowns NSW: Kristen Boss, Gemma Carey Series: 1-1 Mens 20’s: Qld defeated NSW 6-5 Touchdowns Qld: Brendan Thimble, Gian Guerra, Matthew Baker, David Denning, Sebe Rey, James Harrington Touchdowns NSW: Andrew Baggio, Daniel Brown, Pat Smith, Glen De Witt, Joesph Karam Series: 2-0 Qld Womens 30’s: NSW def Qld 4-3 Touchdowns NSW: Kirsty Inglis, Chantel Byrnes, Renee Sealey, Cristy Hornery Touchdowns Qld: Brenda Johnston, Simone Pearce, Kerry Strasser Series: 2-0 NSW Mens 30’s: Qld defeated NSW 4-3 Touchdowns Qld: Wayne Grant, Kevin Ekersley, Craig Morrow, Scott Pierce Touchdowns NSW: Lars Hanson, Wayne Gleeson, Scott Danswan Series: 1-1 Womens 35’s: Qld defeated NSW 3-1 Touchdowns Qld: Kay Lenitschek (2), Haylene Grogan Touchdowns NSW: Lyn Eason Series: 1-1 Mens 35’s: NSW defeated Qld 7-3 Touchdowns NSW: David McDonald (3), Kim Sojun (2), Lenny Ryan, Mick Lennon Touchdowns Qld: Sean Slinger, Greg Lisle, Tere Wotherspoon Series: 2-0 NSW Womens 40’s: NSW defeated Qld 4-2 Touchdowns NSW: Michelle Schmidt, Kim Wiles, Rowena Hines, Cherie Green Touchdowns Qld: Debbie Jukes, Joyce Sills Series: 2-0 NSW Mens 40’s: NSW def Qld 6-3 Touchdowns NSW: Brett Gillard (2), Andrew Proust (2) Mark Jannson, Mark Hearndon Touchdowns Qld: David Kafoa, Mark Heironymus, Ashley Taylor Series: 2-0 NSW Mens 45’s: Qld defeated NSW 4-3 (drop-off) Touchdowns Qld: Tony Lacaze (2), John Mason, Michael Thoars Touchdowns NSW: Mark Nichols, Ron Wall Series: 2-0 Qld Mens 50’s: NSW def Qld 3-0 Touchdowns NSW: Paul Healey, Colin Thomas, Peter Vincent Touchdowns Qld: – Series: 2-0 NSW Womens Open: NSW defeated 9-1 Touchdowns NSW: Melissa Pitfield (2), Natalie Conway, Bo De La Cruz, Rachael Holden, Kirsty Jenkins, Stephanie Sorrenson, Amanda Judd, Kristy Judd Touchdowns Qld: Kate Adams Series: 2-0 NSW Mens Open: NSW defeated Qld 7-6 Touchdowns NSW: Jamie Stowe, Jason Yee, Anthony Ziade, Jason Stanton, Dean Wilbow, Garry Sonda, Joel Willoughby Touchdowns Qld: Chris Farrow, Beaudene Currie, Craig Searston, Troy Clark, Gavin Shuker, Stephen Swan Series: 2-0 NSW INTERSTATE CHALLENGE SERIES: After Queensland’s less than brilliant start yesterday, only winning two of the thirteen round one games, they were out to take as many of the divisions as possible to a third and deciding match. In the Womens 30’s, the Mens 40’s and Mens 50’s NSW once again controlled the match, taking all three of those series’ to an unbeatable 2-1 lead. However, the Queenslanders were not about to let that trend continue. The Queensland Womens 20’s fought back from yesterday’s 3-2 loss, keeping their series alive with another 3-2 scoreline. This time though, it was Queensland who left the field cheering, winning in an exciting drop-off. The Womens 35’s also recorded a win to keep their series alive, Kay Lenitschek scoring twice to help them to a 3-1 victory. The Queensland Mens 30’s scored what many considered to be an upset, beating NSW 4-3 and taking their series to a deciding match. It was in the Mens 20’s that Queensland broke the NSW winning trend, taking an unbeatable series lead, with a 6-5 win. The young men provided 11 individual scorers in that match, highlighting the depth of talent in Australia’s youth. The Mens 45’s also provided excitement for the crowd, a win in the drop-off giving them the series win for their division. NSW’s Mens 35’s cruised to an unbeatable lead in their series, after three touchdowns by David McDonald gave them a comfortable 7-3 win. STATE OF ORIGIN SUMMARY: Their 2003 title defense and the 2004 title was on the line for the Queensland Mens and Womens Open sides in round two. The Queensland Women, were unfortunately, outclassed by the Blues from beginning to end. The 9-1 whitewash an excellent result for the NSW but slightly more than disappointing for the Queenslanders. Melissa Pitfield scored twice for NSW, but it was the depth of Australian representatives such as Bo De La Cruz, Rachael Holden, Kirsty Jenkins and the Judd sisters, that gave NSW the win. The Mens round two match promised excitement after the close match last night. Queensland took an early lead 2-0 before Joel Willoughby brought one back for the Blue. Desperate touches and great fingertip control provided great touch for the 2000 people that packed out the grandstand and surrounds of the Canterbury Velodrome. Jason Stanton was virtually unstoppable for NSW, assisting as well as scoring himself. When NSW scored again for a 7-4 lead it looked as though Queensland were out of chances. The sin-binning of Jamie Stowe and the following penalty touchdown brought the Queenslanders hope and after scoring again, the score was back to 7-6. While Queensland looked in with a shot at stealing the match and bringing the series to a deciding third match, they ran out of time. With one match in both the Mens and Womens still to play, NSW have claimed the 2004 State of Origin title. A well deserved win. By Rachel Moyle, [email protected]last_img read more

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a month agoMauricio Pochettino remains top of Real Madrid shortlist

first_imgMauricio Pochettino remains top of Real Madrid shortlistby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMauricio Pochettino remains Real Madrid’s number one target, should they part ways with Zinedine Zidane.World Cup winner Zidane is already under pressure to keep his job after re-joining the club towards the end of last season.It is not clear whether Pochettino wants to leave Spurs, considering he signed a five-year contract extension in 2018.But the Mirror says Real will be ready to pounce if the Argentine hints at wanting to leave North London.Los Blancos are convinced of Pochettino’s pedigree after he guided Spurs to the Champions League final last season.Some reports have suggested Pochettino is frustrated with Spurs after last summer’s transfer window. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Council Seeking to Reach More Jamaicans with Disabilities

first_img For further information on the JCPD, persons can contact 926-9374 or 968-8373, or visit any National Insurance Scheme (NIS) offices island-wide. The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) is looking to reach more Jamaicans with disabilities so that the Government can adequately cater to their educational, economic, and social development. Through funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Council will be seeking to locate and register more persons across the island. The aim is to create a reliable database “to be able to plan effectively as a government, people, and a nation, because it is important to know the number of persons living with disabilities, to be able to meet their needs,” says the organisation’s Executive Director, Christine Hendricks. The registration process, which gets underway in December, will involve two aspects – data gathering and a medical component, which will provide the Council with sufficient information for developmental planning. “The data gathering aspect will ensure that the various disability groups are represented, indicating the socio-economic status; and the medical aspect, will ensure that all the critical information, regarding the different disability groups, are represented on the medical form,” Miss Hendricks explains to JIS News. While the Council now caters to 12,000 disabled Jamaicans, Miss Hendricks feels that the number could be closer to 400,000 as many persons are unreported. “As a nation, if we are adhering to international standards, we are looking at 15 per cent of the population, which would make it closer to about 400,000 persons across the island with special needs,” she says.                                                  The JCPD, a programme of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, caters to Jamaicans with various challenges, such as visual and hearing impairments, intellectual disabilities, speech impediment, autism, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, paraplegia, quadriplegia, hemiplegia and multiple disabilities. It was instituted in 1973. Miss Hendricks tells JIS News that once persons are registered with the Council, then the body guarantees that throughout each stage of development, their individual needs are met. “What we have been doing is ensuring that whatever the individual come to us with, the appropriate assistance is tailored based on their needs,” Miss Hendricks informs. She explains that children, who are between ages eight to 17, are normally placed in the education system, and “we provide whatever school support is needed”. Educational scholarships are provided on an annual basis to those, who have transitioned to tertiary institutions. “When they reach adulthood, we try to ensure that there are employment and training opportunities available, through HEART Trust/NTA, and other facilities,” she tells JIS News. The Council also facilitates various grant-funded initiatives, where beneficiaries can embark on small, income generating projects if they are business-oriented, or they can apply for Economic Empowerment Grant (EEG) assistance. Miss Hendricks tells JIS News that persons with disabilities can also benefit from a National Housing Trust (NHT) initiative, where they can acquire houses at a low interest rate of two per cent. They are also provided with information regarding their sexual  and reproductive health, with various communication tools such as DVDS, comic books, and other training materials used in the education process.  “It was thought that persons with special needs didn’t have anything to do with sexual and reproductive health, and so much of the information in that area was not accessible to this sector of society. The JCPD has, however, seized the opportunity to provide such a programme, so they will be better equipped,” Miss Hendricks points out.   Other programmes offered by the Council include: a bus pass service, counselling, medical, and social assistance. Miss Hendricks tells JIS News that the Council is working to sensitise the public about the importance of being inclusive as a nation, so that persons with disability can feel like they are real participants in society. “What we want is an inclusive society where all the various programmes that exist include persons with disabilities, which involves access to information about job opportunities, economic and social benefits. We want persons with disabilities, who have the ability to reach their fullest potential, to be accepted within society, so that they can contribute to nation building,” she states. She says that the Council is aiming to do much more for persons with special needs, but notes that there are budgetary constraints hindering the process.  She is therefore urging the public to lend a helping hand by funding some of the training and public education programmes, providing technical support, job opportunities, and by volunteering.last_img read more

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Drake breaks record for most American Music Awards nominations in a single

first_imgNominees for the title of new artist of the year are Alessia Cara, The Chainsmokers, DNCE, Shawn Mendes and Zayn.The awards show will air live Nov. 20 from Los Angeles on ABC.By Mark KennedyAssociated Press Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Drake earned a record-breaking 13 American Music Awards nominations on Monday, shattering Michael Jackson’s mark of 11 nominations in a single year from 1984.Rihanna got seven nominations and Adele and Justin Bieber tied with five each. Beyoncé and The Chainsmokers each received four nominations. Bryson Tiller, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood, Fetty Wap and The Weeknd earned three nominations each.Nominees for artist of the year are Adele, Beyoncé, Bieber, Drake, Selena Gomez, Adriana Grande, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood and The Weeknd. Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

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