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Web 2.0 Summit Opens: Today’s Revolution Akin to Web 2.0 in 2004

first_imgWe’re at the 6th annual Web 2.0 conference, now known as the Web 2.0 Summit. John Battelle and Tim O’Reilly opened the event. O’Reilly spoke about being at another transition point for the Web. They have termed this “web squared”, a.k.a. “web meets world.” O’Reilly said that in the current era “we’re starting to instrument the world.” He referenced a quote from VC Fred Wilson, that we are currently in a “golden triangle of mobile, social and real-time.”O’Reilly remarked that we’re seeing “what may be the next wave of internet business models.” Speaking about the evolution of both the conference and the web 2.0 trend, he noted that the “revolution we’re seeing today is as great as the one we saw five years ago.” We at ReadWriteWeb have been noticing something new in 2009 too. At the ReadWrite Real-Time Web Summit last week, I spoke to a number of startups and smart Web people. There was a real sense of excitement and innovation in the air, which reminded me of the first Web 2.0 conference I attended in 2005 (I wasn’t there for the first 2004 event, although I followed it on the Web at the time). Last month we ran a series of posts outlining the 5 biggest Internet trends of this year: Structured Data, Real-Time Web, Personalization, Mobile Web / Augmented Reality, Internet of Things. Effectively this was ReadWriteWeb’s State of the Web 2009. We compiled the main points into a single presentation, available on Slideshare and embedded below. We think these trends show that we are indeed at an inflexion point of the Web, as Tim O’Reilly noted at the Web 2.0 Summit today. We’ll be exploring more of these and other cutting edge Web trends over the coming months on ReadWriteWeb. Related Posts richard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#conferences#Trends#web#Web 2.0 Summit 2009 Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Structured DataThe Real-Time WebPersonalizationMobile Web & Augmented RealityInternet of Things A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Solar Picture Is Brighter Than It Appears

first_imgResults of new research are ‘astonishing’To reach this conclusion, the Solar Energy Industries Association, a trade group, and kWh Analytics looked at previously uncounted production from household-sited systems, what they call “behind the meter” systems.“The results are astonishing,” Greentech Media reports. “We estimate that actual solar production is 50 percent higher than the previous best estimates of solar production. In the 12 months ending in March, solar energy systems in the U.S. generated 30.4 million megawatt-hours of electricity. EIA’s utility-only estimate for the same period is 20.2 million megawatt-hours.”What do the numbers mean?Collectively, solar-generated electricity in the U.S. is enough to meet the annual demands of Hawaii, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Alaska combined.In California, Arizona, and Hawaii, solar now provides more than 5% of total consumption.U.S. solar production is more than what 16 individual states and the District of Columbia now consume.The report notes that accurate information about renewables is “the lifeblood of effective regulatory and policy decisions at all levels of government.”“Also,” the report adds, “it’s just nice to give full credit to the 174,000 solar workers in the U.S. who work every day to build our energy future. Every megawatt-hour counts. Every megawatt-hour from solar saves 172 gallons of water, displaces 1,500 pounds of CO2 emissions, and provides energy people can feel good about.” Current reporting practices by the U.S. Energy Information Administration and the California Independent System Operator show sharp increases in the amount of solar electricity produced in the U.S., but they overlook the output from the small, house-sized systems of nearly 700,000 solar customers.The result, Greentech Media reports, is that solar production is probably 50% greater than previously thought.In late June, the Advanced Energy Economy Institute issued its own report in which it said the EIA has consistently underestimated the amount of renewable energy coming online. But this new report makes the distinction between distributed generation and projects larger than 1000 kW AC, data which is captured on EIA’s Form 923.“The information from these forms provided a fairly accurate view of U.S. generation when the electricity grid was made up almost entirely of central power plants,” Greentech Media reports. “But now the data gaps are growing.”Distributed photovoltaic systems represent about 9.2 gigawatts-DC in capacity, or about 45% of total solar capacity, the report says.last_img read more

WikiLeaks To World: We’re Still Relevant — Really!

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#data#politics#wikileaks Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Three years after WikiLeaks shook up the international community by leaking more than 250,000 diplomatic cables, the organization is at it again. Yesterday, it unveiled 1.7 million documents from the era of Henry Kissinger in the form of a searchable database called PlusD. It’s the biggest leak of previously classified information in human history.The leak will undoubtedly make for some intriguing historical analyses and anecdotes, some of which pertain to people and organizations that still wield power. But it doesn’t say much for the continued relevance of WikiLeaks.With its leader under house arrest, its biggest source about to stand trial on capital charges and a financial blockade hamstringing its ability to raise money, it’s a wonder WikiLeaks can manage to get anything accomplished. With that in mind, the Kissinger cable leak is an impressive feat.How Far WikiLeaks Hath FallenYet for the most part, the things we’ll learn from this new trove of documents are based in the past. Three years ago, WikiLeaks was releasing data that had an immediate impact on things going on around the world. Prior to that, it made headlines by releasing the now-infamous video of a U.S. helicopter killing civilians in Iraq.Today, they’re putting out might be a gold mine for historians and academics, but it probably won’t impact the future as much as past data dumps have.It’s a radical departure from the rhetoric and expectations of late 2010. It was then that, emboldened by the impact of Cablegate and the Iraq War Logs, WikiLeaks proudly announced that it was in possession of a Bank of America executive’s hard drive, the contents of which would be released to the public. The leak, Assange assured the world, had the potential to “take down a bank or two.”Whatever Happened To That Hard Drive?And yet it never materialized. At least a portion of that data was allegedly destroyed by a former WikiLeaks collaborator with whom Assange had a falling out.  It’s not clear what, if any, data remains. The data, the seizure of which caused Bank of America to launch an internal, preemptive investigation, has yet to see the light of day.Since those triumphant, headline-grabbing days, WikiLeaks has been considerably quieter, periodically releasing data that might be interesting, but which lacks the impact of earlier dumps. Last year, the organization leaked millions of internal emails from private intelligence firm Statfor. It revealed a few intriguing details, but the emails were mostly, as GigaOm’s Matthew Ingram put it, “underwhelming.” As Ingram pointed out, WikiLeaks was no longer working with the influential media partners it boasted in 2010. Instead of teaming up with journalists from the New York Times, Guardian and Der Spiegel, Assange was relying on the likes of Anonymous, a shadowy collective with an altogether different type of reach than the Grey Lady. Losing Partners and Data SourcesEven more so than it needs powerful media partners, an organization like WikiLeaks needs reliable, well-placed sources.  It’s worth recalling that Bradley Manning, the Army private accused of handing WikiLeaks the Collateral Murder video and diplomatic cables, is about to stand trial on charges that could result in his execution.There’s a certain deterrent factor at play there. And on a more practical level, WikiLeaks no longer has a source quite as well placed as Manning now that he’s in jail. Meanwhile, the hacker who leaked the StratFor emails could face life in prison. Governments have little tolerance for the type of ruckus WikiLeaks has caused, and they’re making that clear to would-be collaborators by aggressively prosecuting the sources of past leaks. Combine these factors with the financial blockade, Assange’s legal woes and infighting within the organization and it’s easy to conclude that WikiLeaks has been rather handily marginalized.Sure, there’s still global fallout from past leaks, and the Manning trial, a historical event with huge implications, hasn’t even started. But WikiLeaks is clearly less nimble and impactful than it was three years ago. And short of a bombshell such as a Manning acquittal or another explosive leak on the order of the promised BofA disclosure, there’s little reason to think things are going to turn around any time soon. Lead photo courtesy of Wikipedia Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Related Posts john paul titlow 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

A league of its own: sponsorship gives sports a fillip

first_imgApril 15, 2016 PTI SHARE SHARE EMAIL × Published on SHARE promotions and offers PTI datamineBusiness in league with new sports COMMENT With new sports leagues attracting eyeballs in their fresh new avatars, marketers and broadcasters are pinning hope on them. This has also given a fillip to sports sponsorships with companies which have invested in them seeing significant surge in investments.From futsal marathon, sports in India is getting a fresh lease of life thanks to leagues.Leagues typically are franchise-based tournaments with a mix of celebrity team-owners. These leagues present the sport in new format, typically attracting both ticketing and sponsorship revenues.Establishing sports“Sports other than cricket have successfully established themselves in terms of revenue and fandom within the Indian sporting firmament,” said Thomas Abraham, Co-Founder, SportzPower.In India alone, there are about eight leagues in various sports. These include Champions Tennis League, Pro Kabaddi League, Futsal League, Indian Premier League, Pro Wrestling League, Pro-Marathon, Football League, Hockey League, Basketball League and Badminton League.Others, such as the Indian Boxing League, is also mulling to bring a league format for its popular sport. ProSportify has created a league for marathons. It had earlier created the Pro Wrestling League.Vishal Gurnani, Director, ProSportify said, “The mission of ProSportify is to break boundaries when it comes to any of our properties. So when we wanted to bring out a running intellectual property, it was only natural that it would be truly one-of-a-kind.”Others leagues such as the Pro Kabaddi League will be having two seasons starting 2016. The league, which wound up one tranche of league in January this year, will hold a second season in July.Growing viewershipStar Sports, which broadcasted the league, saw massive spike in its viewership.Star Sports Pro Kabaddi Season 3 recorded a surge in its viewership with the opening week’s viewership 36 per cent higher than the week-1 viewership for its last season.Uday Shankar, CEO, Star India said in a statement, “No other sport has grown so fast and gained such wide and deep following with fans across urban and rural India, across audience segments — men, women and kids and across screens (television and digital). The sport has truly become a unifier in its appeal, second only to cricket.”Recently, Ten Sports Network, partnered with United Basketball Alliance to bring the first Professional Basketball League to its network.Season 1 of the league was played in Hyderabad in July last year. Ten Sports Network has also made a documentary titled ‘Inside the UBA’ on the rigorous training camp and the life of the players.Premier Futsal, which was launched amid much fanfare last week, announced cricket star Virat Kohli as the league’s brand ambassador. The league is looking to announce the franchise acquisition process in May. Other sports, such as badminton, are also seeing takers. Star Sports recently signed on as the title sponsor for Premier Badminton League. The broadcaster plans to introduce several innovative broadcast initiatives in its efforts to forge a deeper engagement with fans.Interestingly, sports sponsorship also grew by 12.3 per cent in 2015, to ₹5185.4 crore, in India.Sporting ecosystemVinit Karnik, Business Head, ESP Properties said, “There is definitely a cultivated sense of understanding between corporate sponsors, sports teams and federations. A symbiotic marketing relationship has emerged within the sporting ecosystem in India. 2015 saw sports accounting for 10.4 per cent of the total media spend, which is a 12.3-per cent increase from the previous calendar year. 2016 will be fantastic for not only players and federations, but also for brands and spectators, with a deeper engagement with sporting properties.”ESP also pointed that on-ground sponsorship grew by 30 per cent, from ₹794.8 crore in 2014 to ₹1,030.5 crore in 2015. It also said the endorsements industry grew by 27 per cent.ESP notes that brands that have made investments in sporting events early on are seeing greater returns on their investment over the last two years. RELATED sport From futsal to marathon, sports in India is getting a fresh lease of life COMMENTSlast_img read more

India vs Australia: India look to iron out flaws with series at stake in Adelaide

first_imgAfter the highs of the Test series, India were quickly made to realise they could not take Australia lightly. Battered and depleted, Australia produced a stunning all-round display to expose India’s frailties in the middle-order in the first ODI of the three-match series in Sydney.Once Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Ambati Rayudu were dismissed cheaply, there was little or no support for Rohit Sharma in a 289-run chase. Any team that loses three of its top four with only 4 runs on the board, is bound to struggle. India, despite an impressive ODI performance in 2018, still need to sort out their middle-order woes and the defeat in Sydney was ample proof they still have a long way to go before they can consider themselves ready for the World Cup.India will get a chance to iron out their flaws in the second ODI in Adelaide. Australia have won four out of their five ODIs against India at this venue and it will take a special effort from the Indians to draw level in this series. But they can take heart from their last match here against the hosts in 2012 which India won.In 2018, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli scored 3129 runs among them. The next best after the top three was Ambati Rayudu, who scored 392 runs from 11 ODIs. Clearly, they need a lot more from the other batsmen, especially MS Dhoni who managed only 275 runs from 20 matches without scoring a fifty last year.On Saturday in Sydney, Dhoni did score a fifty eventually but he could not really accelerate and by the time he was dismissed, the asking rate had climbed steeply. Dinesh Karthik and Ravindra Jadeja were expected to chip in with lower-order cameos but they failed.advertisementCaptain @imVkohli warming-up in the Adelaide nets ahead of the 2nd ODI against Australia#AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/JCIYxSdoIbBCCI (@BCCI) January 14, 2019India would like to treat the series of ODIs against Australia and New Zealand as preparation for World Cup but Virat Kohli needs to think and re-evaluate his combination.Kedar Jadhav, a decent middle-order batsman and a capable off-spin bowler, was left out for Dinesh Karthik. Rayudu’s part-time off-spin was ineffective and his action has now been questioned by the ICC.A very warm and sunny welcome here at Adelaide as #TeamIndia sweat it out in the nets ahead of the 2nd ODI.#AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/4OkUI3Nk8ABCCI (@BCCI) January 14, 2019Also, India’s bowling attack was exposed without Jasprit Bumrah. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was taken for 66 runs off his 10 overs while Khaleel Ahmed went for 55 off his 8 overs.Australia, on the other hand, were clinical. Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb scored fifties while Marcus Stoinis smashed a quickfire 47 not out. The Aussies would have been far more pleased with the bowling effort from young Jhye Richardson, who was named man-of-the-match for his four-wicket haul.Bhuvneshwar said on Monday the team wasn’t worried about the top-order failure. “It was one of those matches where the top order didn’t click.”It can happen with you when you play so much cricket. So it was just one of those things … it’s very rare for us. We have been in this situation before,” he said. We know it won’t be impossible to win the series but it won’t be easy for us as we are playing away from home.”We are preparing in a manner where we have to win our next two matches so it’s a kind of knockout for us, we can’t afford to lose this match,” he said.There is reason to worry though. India do not have much time before the World Cup. They lost the ODI series in England last year. And their top-order was ripped apart by a young pace pair. English conditions during the World Cup will bring their own set of challenges and India need to get their batting line-up and their overall combination right.Also Read | India treating next two matches vs Australia as knockouts, says Bhuvneshwar KumarAlso Read | Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni hit the nets as India prepare for Adelaide ODIAlso Read | India are going to look to bounce back pretty quickly, says Alex Careylast_img read more

Paul Finebaum Ripped Michigan Fans, Says They’re “Not Nearly As Knowledgeable” As Ohio State Fans

first_imgPaul Finebaum and Cari Champion chatting on SportsCenter coast to coast.Streamable/Krusty Sox SportsPaul Finebaum is not impressed with Michigan fans this season. For the second time since the start of the year, the SEC Network host went in on Wolverines fans on his radio show.Back in September, Finebaum asserted that the Michigan fan base is the most “pathetic” in the nation, complaining about Wolverines fans lack of knowledge about the game.He reiterated that this week, calling Michigan fans completely unrealistic. To turn the knife even more, he compares them to Ohio State fans, who he believes are much more knowledgeable about the sport.From Landof10:“There’s no comparison between Ohio State and Michigan fans,” Finebaum said. “Ohio State fans are very knowledgeable people. They understand, they are supportive. Michigan fans are from another planet. I’ve dealt with a lot of Ohio State fans, particularly a couple years ago after the Buckeyes beat Alabama. Ohio State fans at least know what they’re talking about.“I don’t think they are nearly as knowledgeable as Ohio State fans when it comes to football IQ. I think they have gone all-in on Harbaugh…listen, Harbaugh is a good coach, but he hasn’t done anything yet at Michigan.”Full audio of this segment from The Paul Finebaum Show is available at ESPN.Finebaum also knocked Michigan for their lack of championships, and took a jab at legendary coach Bo Schembechler, who never won a title during his 20 years in Ann Arbor.Finebaum mostly focuses on the SEC, and has been knocked for being a homer of that league, but he is on record this season saying that he thinks the Big Ten is the best conference in college football this year. He’s just not impressed with Wolverine fans at all, now that their program is nationally relevant once again.If Jim Harbaugh’s team keeps rolling, we expect Finebaum might be getting a few more callers from Ann Arbor.[Landof10; ESPN]last_img read more

Bahrain GP pole will not be Charles Leclerc’s last one: Ferrari principal Mattia Binotto

first_img Next Reuters BahrainMarch 31, 2019UPDATED: March 31, 2019 11:48 IST Bahrain Grand Prix is going to be only the second race for Charles Leclerc (middle) with Ferrari (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSCharles Leclerc bagged pole position for the Bahrain GP ahead of Vettel and Hamilton21-year-old Leclerc is Ferrari’s youngest pole-sitterLeclerc will on Sunday become the 99th different driver to start a race from the frontCharles Leclerc celebrated the first Formula One pole position of his career in Bahrain on Saturday, and with it made Ferrari history.The Italian team’s youngest driver since Mexican teenager Ricardo Rodriguez in 1961, the 21-year-old Monegasque replaced Belgian Jacky Ickx (23 in 1968), as Ferrari’s youngest pole-sitter.With the second youngest pole of all time, behind current team mate Sebastian Vettel who set the record with Toro Rosso in 2008 aged 21 and 73 days, Leclerc will on Sunday become the 99th different driver to start a Formula One race from the front.Vettel is a four-times world champion and Leclerc now sits between the German and double champion Fernando Alonso in the list of youngest poles good company for the precocious talent.”I think we are all happy,” said Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto. “He’s a good kid and being a good kid I think we will all love him as we love Sebastian. This is great for the team, great for him.”It will not be his last one.”The Bahrain Grand Prix is only the second race for Leclerc with Ferrari, after a debut season at Sauber (now Alfa Romeo) last year.The 2017 Formula Two champion is rated as a future F1 champion, good enough for the team to push aside 2007 title-holder Kimi Raikkonen to make way for him, and Saturday proved his potential.”The first pole is a dream that you set for yourself when you’re young. It only comes once, so he truly deserves it,” commented five times world champion Lewis Hamilton, who holds the Formula One record of 84 career poles.advertisementHaving made a mistake in qualifying two weeks ago at the season-opener in Australia, Leclerc topped every practice session but one at Sakhir, including each of the three phases of qualifying.Unflappable on track, he was just as composed after he stepped out of the car.”In the last race I was not very happy with my qualifying,” he said. “I really worked hard to try and not do the same mistakes here, seems that we did quite a good job with a front row lockout.”In contrast, Vettel, who has started from the front in Bahrain a record three times and won the last two races there, looked out of sorts.The German was even investigated by the stewards for driving unnecessarily slowly at one stage in qualifying.”It’s his day,” acknowledged the 31-year-old, who was limited to putting in just one flying lap in the pole-position shoot-out after traffic forced him to do an extra lap in the second phase of qualifying.”Certainly, my day wasn’t ideal but even with an ideal day it would have been very difficult to beat him today.”Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Bahrain Grand PrixFollow Charles LeclercFollow Sebastian VettelFollow Lewis HamiltonFollow Bahrain GP qualifying Bahrain GP pole will not be Charles Leclerc’s last one: Ferrari principal Mattia BinottoSebastian Vettel is a four-times world champion and Charles Leclerc now sits between the German and double champion Fernando Alonso in the list of youngest poles-sitters.advertisementlast_img read more

New private Halifax clinic deeply troubling Nova Scotia NDP says

first_imgHALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s NDP says the emergence of a new private Halifax clinic that aims to reduce the strain on the public health-care system is “deeply troubling.”Unified Health bills itself as a “community triage centre” where patients are assessed for a fee by nurse practitioners, not doctors.Unified Health, which opened late last month, says it aims to help “redirect some of the non-emergency traffic that visits the emergency room.”In the legislature Tuesday, NDP Leader Gary Burrill suggested the clinic only exists because the provincial government has been unable to fix a chronic doctor shortage that has left many Nova Scotians without a family physician.“Is it right that a person in our province should have to pay $35 for a medical appointment?” Burrill asked Premier Stephen McNeil.“A person could fairly conclude that the emergence of a private, for-profit clinic providing a service that is supposed to be provided in Nova Scotia free indicates that the job the government is doing on providing health care is missing the mark at a pretty basic level.”In a July news release, Unified Health said patients will be re-directed to emergency services if required, but otherwise nurse practitioners “can provide both acute and ongoing care.” The centre also has on site physiotherapy, massage and osteopathic services.“This system ensures that only medical cases use medical resources and that non-medical cases don’t go untreated,” it said in the release, which says the clinic aims “to help reduce the strain” on the public system.Unified Health calls its clinic on Joseph Howe Drive in Halifax a pilot project, and suggests there will be more locations. Its website says it is “bringing wellness and efficiency back into Canada’s health-care system.”“It’s not that doctors can’t or don’t want to help, we just don’t have enough of them to go around … but we do have other resources that we can start with to pre-screen certain things, like a sore back or shoulder. You just need someone to point you in the right direction,” Alan Attwater, president of Unified Health, said in the July release.A legislature committee heard last December that 42,000 Nova Scotians are actively seeking a family physician, although federal statistics place that number at closer to 100,000 — including people who simply aren’t looking for a doctor.McNeil said Tuesday the province has recruited new family doctors, created new residency positions and taken other measures to provide Nova Scotians with primary health care.As to the NDP’s questions about Unified Health, McNeil said simply: “The health care system is publicly funded in this province and we expect all of the institutions that are providing health care services to meet the Canada Health Act.”last_img read more

Stars Line Up To Honor Bruce Springsteen As MusiCares Person Of The

first_imgAlabama Shakes, Jackson Browne, Kenny Chesney, Ben Harper, Emmylou Harris, Faith Hill, Jim James, Elton John, Juanes, John Legend, Natalie Maines, Tim McGraw, Tom Morello, Mumford & Sons, Patti Smith, Mavis Staples, Sting, Eddie Vedder, and Neil Young will perform at the tribute concert in honor of 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year Bruce Springsteen.The sold-out gala will take place Feb. 8, 2013, two days prior to the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Additional performers will be announced shortly.Hosted by Jon Stewart, attendees will include Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy and MusiCares; Scott Pascucci, MusiCares Foundation Board Chair; and Paul Caine, MusiCares Board Chair Emeritus. In addition, a host of celebrities, along with prominent music industry and entertainment executives, are scheduled to attend. Rob Mathes will be the evening’s musical director.The 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year gala, which will celebrate Springsteen’s exceptional artistic achievements and philanthropic work, will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction, sponsored by Starkey Hearing Foundation, that will offer an exclusive and unparalleled selection of luxury items, VIP experiences and one-of-a-kind celebrity memorabilia for bidding guests. The auction will be followed by a gala dinner sponsored by AEG, and a star-studded tribute concert sponsored by Acura/ELS Studio. Acura RLX is the MusiCares “Vehicle of the Year.”During the gala dinner, a live auction will feature an exciting array of items, including a customized Acura RLX. This year’s red-carpet press arrivals area will be sponsored by Galactica Park. MusiCares would also like to thank CenterStaging, Delta Air Lines, Double Platinum, Gibson, Global Art, Heineken USA, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Jackson Limo, Pepsi, Sweetwater, and Trattore Estate Wines.The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week. Proceeds from the annual Person of the Year tribute — now in its 23rd year — provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.Past MusiCares Person of the Year honorees are Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Don Henley, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Sting, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, and Neil Young.GRAMMY Week culminates with Music’s Biggest Night, the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. ET/PT.Source:Grammy.orglast_img read more