Canadian Athletes Rock
A couple more Olympic medals from Canadian athletes were added to the tally yesterday as follows:
Kim Boutin – Bronze – Short Track Speed Skating: Ladies’ 1,500m
Samuel Girard – Gold – Short Track Speed Skating: Men’s 1,000m
They join 13 medals previously won as per below.
Justine Dufour-Lapointe – Silver – Freestyle Skiing: Ladies’ Moguls
Max Parrot – Silver – Snowboard: Men’s Slopestyle
Mark McMorris – Bronze – Snowboard: Men’s Slopestyle
Ted-Jan Bloemen – Silver – Speed Skating: Men’s 5,000m
Team Canada – Gold – Figure Skating: Team Event
Mikael Kingsbury – Gold – Freestyle Skiing: Men’s Moguls
Laurie Blouin – Silver – Snowboard: Ladies’ Slopestyle
Team Canada – Gold – Curling: Mixed Doubles
Alex Gough – Bronze – Luge – Women’s Singles
Kim Boutin – Bronze – Short Track Speed Skating: Ladies’ 500m
Team Canada – Bronze – Figure Skating: Pair Skating
Team Canada – Silver – Luge: Team Relay
Ted-Jan Bloemen – Gold – Speed Skating: Men’s 10,000m
Canada, in third place with 15 medals, has 5 gold, 5 silver, and 5 bronze.
Support for Hedley Pulled from Many Sides
Based on insinuations posted on social media where identity is concealed, where males can pose as females, where a single individual can, through the creation of multiple accounts, pose as many, support for Hedley has been pulled quickly on many fronts.
Watchdog Management and the Feldman Agency have both terminated their business relationships with the band. Both opening acts on the Cageless tour Shawn Hook and Neon Dreams have pulled out. Many radio stations have stopped spinning Hedley’s records.
The pop group will be continuing on with its tour with many fans refusing to be swayed by the defamatory rumours and gossip.
If such rumours are true, the repercussions would be unsettling and may serve as a catalyst for change. We have seen the consequences of society’s choice to accommodate alcohol consumption – marriage and family breakdown, millions of automobile deaths – and choice, since the 1960s, to revert back to the old ways of fornication – destabilizing human relationships and the foundation on which raising the next generation rests. Both are written off as justified in the so-called rock and roll lifestyle. Many male artists and bands promote alcohol consumption in their song lyrics and then use alcohol to take advantage of young women. How convenient. There is no doubt that such practices have happened and are still happening.
It is unfortunate too that speculation over Hedley’s affairs has resulted in division, pitting people into two camps of opposing opinions, something that would please the likes of Russia’s beloved Internet Research Agency.
Drake Comes Up with a New Plan
Drake has put smiles on many faces and maybe caused the odd teardrop to appear with his newly released MV for “God’s Plan”, the current number one single in the land.
Unnerved by a school shooting – the 290th in the U.S. since 2013 – an incident that killed 17, Florida was the recipient of something from Drake a little more practical than thoughts and prayers.
The video opens by saying that its budget was $996,631.90 and that Drake decided to give it all away to the needy. It shows him surprising local residents of the city of Miami with wads of cash. He tells shoppers that anything they buy in the store is on him. He donates $25,000 to a high school. And there are some other surprises. On Instagram he commented that it was “the most important thing I have ever done in my career.”
You can find and watch the video on the usual platforms.
Not a huge amount but a fair number of new releases are out this week. Find the Canadian artist works in the table below.
|Avant de crever
||Séba et Horg
|Robert de Visée à Versailles
||Duo Baroque La Tour
|Room Inside the World
|Uncle, Duke & The Chief
||Blaze Velluto Collection
|Long Live the Night (EP)
|The Projektor III (EP)
||Alex St. Kitts
|Le sens perd le nord (EP)