Saturday, December 4, 2021

Bitcoin Monthly RSI and Bitcoin Plunged Overnight


Relative Strength Index is the "RSI".The so-called relative strength index is a technical indicator used in the analysis of various financial markets. It is intended to chart the current and historical strength or weakness of a stock or market based on the closing prices of a recent certain trading period. The important indicator should not be confused with relative strength.

The RSI is classified as a momentum oscillator, measuring the velocity and magnitude of price movements. Momentum is the rate of the rise or fall in price. The RSI computes momentum as the ratio of higher closes to lower closes: stocks which have had more or stronger positive certain changes have a higher RSI than stocks which have had more or stronger negative changes.

The RSI is most typically used on a 14-day timeframe, measured on a scale from 0 to 100. The RSI certainly provides signals that tell investors to buy when the security or currency is oversold and to sell when it is overbought.

Bitcoin Monthly RSI is interesting. The Bitcoin relative strength index is useful in identifying where Bitcoin is in a market cycle. With this in mind, see smaller time frames and then work the way up to the monthly RSI of Bitcoin to understand where we currently are in the market cycle. Try to predict where the price of Bitcoin is going.

The following Bitcoin news is from Dec. 4, 2021. Unfortunately, it seems that Bitcoin has plunged overnight. As of 10:30 am EST Saturday, the Bitcoin cryptocurrency had dropped more than 13 per cent in the previous 24 hours, from US$56,294 to US$48,309. Unfortunately, this is a loss of almost US$8,000. Bitcoin had its all-time high last month. Bitcoin reached almost US$69,000 on November 9.

The decrease of bitcoin price follows a volatile week for financial markets. The Coronavirus Omicron variant scared investors and stock market prices decreased.

Data from a certain platform (called Coinglass) showed that nearly US$1 billion worth of cryptocurrencies had been liquidated over the past 24 hours. The bulk of that was on digital exchange Bitfinex.

Many large (based on the volume) cryptocurrency exchanges exist. Here are some of the names:

Binance
Bitfinex
Bithumb
Bitstamp
Coinbase
Huobi
Kraken
OKEx
Upbit

Friday, November 26, 2021

Is the mysterious creator of Bitcoin finally about to be unmasked?


RT Channel shows the 1 million BTC question (or multi-billion) that a Miami court case might be about to answer.

Bitcoin's Trial of the Century in Miami Could Reveal the mysterious Founder and Shock the Crypto Market.

Bitcoin was launched in 2009 (a single bitcoin was priced at less than a tenth of a penny). 1 bitcoin is now worth more than $50,000.

Various people claim to have created Bitcoin. The trial is playing out in Miami. The so-called "bitcoin’s trial of the century" will result in showing whether the man who claims to have founded bitcoin had a partner.

It seems that a Miami federal judge could order 1.1 million bitcoins to be split in half - a shocking move for the crypto market.

"It’s many hundreds, thousands of wallets containing 1.1 million bitcoin that have never moved that were mined by Satoshi Nakamoto," said Kurt Wuckert Jr., a so-called Bitcoin historian of CoinGeek.

In the crypto world, Satoshi Nakamoto is the pseudonym used by the person, or people, who created bitcoin back in the late 2000s. Satoshi is estimated to hold up to 20% of all bitcoins and is thought to have written and published bitcoin’s "original plan" and protocol for cryptocurrency. However, the true identity of Satoshi is not known.

The so-called Search for Satoshi tries to find the inventor.

It seems that people cannot find Satoshi Nakamoto. He never showed his true identity. It is also possible that "Satoshi" has been dead for some time.

Will Bitcoin Reach 100K by End of the Year?


"Alessio Rastani" Channel on Youtube talks about whether Bitcoin price will reach 100K by end of the year. Take a look at the charts and graphs. Recent bitcoin surveys show that about 29% of people have a very strong expectation that bitcoin could reach 100K by end of this year, 35% have a moderate expectation of the 100K target for end of 2021 and 34% think that it is unlikely. Consider the seasonality of bitcoin. See interesting discussions.

Stock market drop on COVID-19 variant fear could be 'buying opportunity,' strategist says


"Yahoo Finance" on Youtube shows that ProShares Global Investment Strategist Simeon Hyman joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss the outlook on inflation, retail season prospects, and if markets are reacting appropriately to the new COVID-19 variant.

Yahoo Finance shows free stock quotes, up-to-date news, portfolio management resources, international market data, social interaction and mortgage rates that help you manage your financial life.

New COVID variant has negative effect on stock market


Associated Press on Youtube shows that Stocks closed sharply lower on Wall Street Friday, after a coronavirus virus variant from South Africa appeared to be spreading across the globe and the European Union proposed suspending air travel from southern Africa. (Nov. 26)

BC floods: Environment Canada issues red-level alert as province braces for more storms


Global News in Canada shows the possibility of more storms.

Warning Preparedness Meteorologist Armel Castellan at Environment and Climate Change Canada said on Friday that the department issued a red-level weather alert for British Columbia as more storms are expected to hit the province during the weekend and upcoming week.

Castellan said the alert is particularly due to the vulnerabilities on the ground, especially in areas still recovering from previous storms.

The first red-level alert in years is being issued as two back-to-back storms are expected to hit the province. The first storm will bring heavy rainfall on Saturday and Sunday, and the second will strike next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Between 60 and 80 millimetres could fall in Gibson and the areas from Vancouver to the Fraser Valley. Up to 100 mm could fall closer to the mountains in the Lower Mainland, while Squamish could see up to 120 mm.

Canada: Maritimes soaked as "unprecedented" storm drenches Atlantic Canada


Global News in Canada shows the weather going on right now.

Canada is certainly facing extreme weather catastrophes on 2 different coasts, as an unprecedented storm lashes Atlantic Canada while British Columbia prepares for more punishing weather in the wake of a flooding disaster. Ross Lord surveys the destruction from the relentless rain in the Atlantic provinces, which also damaged another section of the Trans-Canada highway.

Despite parts of B.C. still trying bounce back from its really extreme weather disaster, the province is bracing for more damaging storms that could hamper recovery efforts. Mike Armstrong explains how people are preparing, and the calls to add another military base in the province.

COVID-19: Scientists say Omicron could be the worst COVID-19 variant yet


Global News in Canada shows that certain scientists believe the new Omicron COVID-19 variant, also known as B.1.1.529, has dozens of mutations, fueling concerns it could be more transmissible.

The variant has an estimated 50 mutations - most on spike proteins, and many more mutations than the Delta variant. But how do the vaccines stack up against it?

Eric Sorensen looks at what we know so far about Omicron and why scientists are concerned it really could be the worst COVID-19 virus variant yet.

WHO names new virus 'variant of concern' Omicron


The (WHO) World Health Organization released a statement saying that a new Covid-19 variant discovered in South Africa is certainly a "variant of concern." USA stocks unfortunately fell and oil prices plunged more than 10% as the emergence of the new virus variant, named Omicron, really rattled global economic markets.

This is the  SARS-CoV-2 Omicron virus variant in the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the internet, you could certainly find some scientifically accurate atomic models of the external structure of SARS-CoV-2. You could visualize "balls" as atoms.

The so-called Omicron variant, also known as lineage B.1.1.529, is a variant of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The first known case was in Botswana, dated 9 November 2021. On 26 November 2021 the World Health Organisation ("WHO") designated it as a variant of concern and named it for the Greek letter Omicron.

Keep in mind, the WHO has assigned simple, easy to say and remember labels for key variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, using letters of the Greek alphabet.

There are 24 letters in the Greek alphabet. The letters of the Greek alphabet are: alpha, beta, gamma, delta, epsilon, zeta, eta, theta, iota, kappa, lambda, mu, nu1, xi, omicron, pi1, rho, sigma, tau, upsilon, phi, chi1, psi1, omega.

The Omicron virus variant has an unusually large number of mutations, several of which are novel, and several affect the spike protein used for most vaccine targeting at the time of its discovery. This level of variation has led to concerns regarding transmissibility, immune system evasion, and vaccine resistance. As a result, the variant was rapidly designated "of concern" and travel restrictions were introduced by several countries to limit or slow its international spread.

On 26 November, the WHO's Technical Advisory Group on SARS-CoV-2 Virus Evolution designated B.1.1.529 a variant of concern and gave it the designation Omicron, rather than Nu or Xi which were the next available letters in the Greek alphabet.

The epidemiology of the virus is interesting. The number of cases in the B.1.1.529 lineage is increasing throughout South Africa, mainly in Gauteng. Some evidence shows that this variant has an increased risk of reinfection. Studies are underway to evaluate the impact on transmissibility, mortality, and other factors. Evidence regarding the implications of this variant and vaccine efficacy is under investigation.

In 2020, South African infection rates reached a low on 11 November. Cases peaked in mid-January 2021. Similarly in 2021, cases bottomed out on 11 November, before again rising rapidly, growing 4-fold by 25 November.

On 24 November 2021, the virus variant was first reported to the WHO from South Africa. The first known specimen was collected on 9 November 2021 from Botswana. It was also detected in South Africa; 1 case had travelled to Hong Kong, and 1 confirmed case was identified in Israel in a traveler returning from Malawi, along with 2 who returned from South Africa and one from Madagascar. 1 confirmed case in Belgium had apparently acquired it in Egypt before 11 November.

All 4 initial cases reported from Botswana occurred among fully vaccinated individuals. All 3 initial confirmed and suspected cases reported from Israel occurred among fully vaccinated individuals.

Worry about the potential economic impact of the Omicron virus variant led to a drop in global markets on 26 November, including the worst drop of the Dow Jones Industrial Average in 2021, led by travel-related stocks. The price of Brent Crude and West Texas Intermediate oil fell 10% and 11.7%, respectively. This reaction was described as so-called "overblown" due to the lack of firm conclusions by the medical community.

Canada: Rural Boom: Why more millennials are flocking to small town Canada


Global News in Canada shows the story about the rural boom in Canada.

The twin crises of the pandemic and housing affordability are creating a seismic shift across the country. 

As millennials look to put down roots and start families, they’re saying goodbye to Canada’s big cities and settling in small towns. 

But as Krista Hessey found out for The New Reality, big change brings new challenges, including tensions over whether newcomers will contribute to the local economy and a ripple effect of spiking home prices.

COVID-19: Majority of Canadians support firing of unvaccinated workers


Global News in Canada shows that the majority of Canadians support firing of unvaccinated workers.

COVID-19 vaccines have been available to Canadians since the Spring, but around 85 per cent of people over 12 have received both doses. 
 
As we slowly return to normal, many people are concerned about being around unvaccinated workers. An Angus Reid study reveals about 70 per cent of Canadians are in support of firing unvaccinated employees. 
 
Sharmeen Somani reports.

Canada: New federal bill would criminalize anti-vaccination protests at health facilities


CBC News in Canada shows the story about protests. Minister of Labour Seamus O'Regan joins Power and Politics to discuss a new federal bill that provides workers in federally regulated sectors with 10 days of sick pay and makes it illegal to intimidate or obstruct health-care workers and patients seeking care.

COVID-19: Canada enacts travel restrictions for southern Africa over "Omicron" variant


Global News in Canada talks about the new virus variant.

Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos announced Friday that Canada was enacting five COVID-19 travel measures involving seven countries in southern Africa, including Zimbabwe and South Africa, that would see foreign nationals who travelled through these countries barred from entering the country of Canada due to a new variant that had surfaced in the region.

The B.1.1.529 variant, also known as the "Omicron" variant, was certainly first detected in South Africa.

COVID-19: Canada, UK among countries banning travel from southern Africa due to "Omicron" variant


Global News in Canada shows the new virus variant news story.

Canada, the U.K., France and Israel are some of the countries that recently banned air travel from southern Africa after a new variant, known as "Omicron," was recently detected in South Africa and labeled by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a variant of concern.

The European Union's chief executive has also called for the suspension of travel connected to places where the variant has been detected. But WHO is cautioning against the move, asking countries to use a risk-based approach as opposed to a full ban. Cases have already been detected in Belgium and in Hong Kong as well. 

South Africa's own health minister on Thursday spoke about the variant, saying the government would be meeting to determine the implications of the variant.

COVID-19: Provinces across Canada to start vaccinating kids aged 5-11


Global News in Canada shows the virus stories.

It’s going to be a busy week for provincial health authorities, gearing up plans to vaccinate Canada’s youngest cohort yet. 

Parents in Ontario and Saskatchewan can start booking first dose appointments today and a process is already underway in other provinces. 

Jamie Mauracher has more on the latest vaccination efforts for mini-Canadians.

Canada: COVID-19 vaccines for kids: What hesitant Canadian parents should know


Global News in Canada shows the vaccinations stories.

COVID-19 vaccinations are beginning to roll out across Canada for children aged five to 11, and experts say this could be a big help in the country's pandemic fight.

But while Health Canada recommends the vaccine, some parents still have concerns.

Respirologist Dr. Samir Gupta answers questions that hesitant parents might have about the shot.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Crystal Shawanda - Church House Blues


Crystal Shawanda is a Canadian music blues and country music artist. CMT documented her rise to fame in the 6-part series Crystal: Living the Dream, which was broadcast in February 2008. Signed to RCA Nashville in 2007, she released her first single, "You Can Let Go", in Canada in January 2008. It was the fastest climbing single on the Canadian Country Singles Chart since Carolyn Dawn Johnson's "Georgia" in 2000, reaching the Top 10 in 5 weeks. It was released in the United States on February 25, 2008.

Shawanda's first album, Dawn of a New Day, was released in Canada on June 24, 2008, and in the United States on August 19. The music album entered the Canadian Country Albums chart at number 2, and the Billboard Top Country Albums chart at number 16. It really became the highest charted album by a full-blooded Canadian First Nations country artist in the SoundScan era.

Andy Shauf - The Neon Skyline


Andy Shauf is a Canadian music singer-songwriter from Regina, Saskatchewan. He plays several instruments, including clarinet.

Shauf was a drummer in the Christian pop punk music band Captain until 2006.

He really released his debut album, Darker Days, in 2009, and followed up with the EPs Waiting for the Sun to Leave (2010) and Sam Jones Feeds His Demons (2012).

He certainly released the album The Bearer of Bad News independently in 2012. The music album was re-released in 2015 on Tender Loving Empire and Party Damage Records.

Shabason - Krgovich and Harris, Philadelphia


Joseph Shabason is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist and music composer. He is best known for playing the saxophone. As a music band member and session musician, Shabason has contributed to bands such as DIANA, Destroyer and The War on Drugs.

As a solo project, he has released experimental ambient jazz albums under his own name. He collaborated with Nicholas Krgovich and Chris Harris on the 2020 album Philadelphia, which was a longlisted nominee for the 2021 Polaris Music Prize.

Seaway - Big Vibe


Seaway is a Canadian rock music band from Oakville, Ontario, Canada. They signed to Pure Noise Records and Dine Alone Records. The music band has released 3 EPs and 4 studio albums.

Sargeant X Comrade - Magic Radio


Sargeant X Comrade is a Canadian soul music duo from the province of Calgary, Alberta. Their full-length debut album Magic Radio was a longlisted nominee for the 2021 Polaris Music Prize. The band was formed in the early 2010s by vocalist Yolanda Sargeant and producer Evgeniy "Comrade" Bykovets.

Sam Roberts Band - All Of Us


Sam Roberts is a Canadian music rock singer-songwriter who has released 7 albums. His debut EP The Inhuman Condition, reached the Canadian charts in 2002. He and his bandmates have released 3 albums as Sam Roberts and 4 albums as Sam Roberts Band. He is also a member of Canadian supergroup Anyway Gang, who released their debut self-titled album in 2019. Roberts has been nominated, together with his band, for fifteen Juno Awards, winning 6, including Artist of the Year twice (2004 and 2009) and Album of the Year once (2004).

Rum Ragged - The Thing About Fish


Rum Ragged are a Canadian folk music band group from provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador. They are certainly most noted for their 2020 album The Thing About Fish, which was a shortlisted Juno Award nominee for Traditional Roots Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2021.

Originally consisting of accordionist Aaron Collis and singer/guitarist Mark Manning, the music band released its self-titled debut album in 2016.

Daniel Romano - White Flag


"Daniel Romano" is Daniel Tavis Romano (born 1985). This is a Canadian musician, poet and visual artist based out of his hometown of Welland, Ontario, Canada. He is certainly primarily known as a solo artist, though he is also a member of Attack in Black and has collaborated with Julie Doiron and Frederick Squire. He really has also produced and performed with City and Colour, the recording project of Dallas Green. Romano is really a partner in his own independent record label, You've Changed Records, along with Steve Lambke, of the Constantines.

Romano's 2011 music songs album Sleep Beneath the Willow was a longlisted nominee for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize, and his 2013 album Come Cry With Me was longlisted for the interesting 2013 Polaris Music Prize.

If I've Only One Time Askin' was really nominated for a 2016 Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year.

Daniel Romano - Daniel Romano's Outfit Do (What Could Have Been) Infidels By Bob Dylan & the Plugz


"Daniel Romano" is Daniel Tavis Romano (born 1985). This is a Canadian musician, poet and visual artist based out of his hometown of Welland, Ontario, Canada. He is certainly primarily known as a solo artist, though he is also a member of Attack in Black and has collaborated with Julie Doiron and Frederick Squire. He really has also produced and performed with City and Colour, the recording project of Dallas Green. Romano is really a partner in his own independent record label, You've Changed Records, along with Steve Lambke, of the Constantines.

Romano's 2011 music songs album Sleep Beneath the Willow was a longlisted nominee for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize, and his 2013 album Come Cry With Me was longlisted for the interesting 2013 Polaris Music Prize.

If I've Only One Time Askin' was really nominated for a 2016 Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year.

Daniel Romano - Visions of the Higher Dream


"Daniel Romano" is Daniel Tavis Romano (born 1985). This is a Canadian musician, poet and visual artist based out of his hometown of Welland, Ontario, Canada. He is certainly primarily known as a solo artist, though he is also a member of Attack in Black and has collaborated with Julie Doiron and Frederick Squire. He really has also produced and performed with City and Colour, the recording project of Dallas Green. Romano is really a partner in his own independent record label, You've Changed Records, along with Steve Lambke, of the Constantines.

Romano's 2011 music songs album Sleep Beneath the Willow was a longlisted nominee for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize, and his 2013 album Come Cry With Me was longlisted for the interesting 2013 Polaris Music Prize.

If I've Only One Time Askin' was really nominated for a 2016 Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year.

Daniel Romano - Super Pollen


"Daniel Romano" is Daniel Tavis Romano (born 1985). This is a Canadian musician, poet and visual artist based out of his hometown of Welland, Ontario, Canada. He is certainly primarily known as a solo artist, though he is also a member of Attack in Black and has collaborated with Julie Doiron and Frederick Squire. He really has also produced and performed with City and Colour, the recording project of Dallas Green. Romano is really a partner in his own independent record label, You've Changed Records, along with Steve Lambke, of the Constantines.

Romano's 2011 music songs album Sleep Beneath the Willow was a longlisted nominee for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize, and his 2013 album Come Cry With Me was longlisted for the interesting 2013 Polaris Music Prize.

If I've Only One Time Askin' was really nominated for a 2016 Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year.

Daniel Romano - Spider Bite


"Daniel Romano" is Daniel Tavis Romano (born 1985). This is a Canadian musician, poet and visual artist based out of his hometown of Welland, Ontario, Canada. He is certainly primarily known as a solo artist, though he is also a member of Attack in Black and has collaborated with Julie Doiron and Frederick Squire. He really has also produced and performed with City and Colour, the recording project of Dallas Green. Romano is really a partner in his own independent record label, You've Changed Records, along with Steve Lambke, of the Constantines.

Romano's 2011 music songs album Sleep Beneath the Willow was a longlisted nominee for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize, and his 2013 album Come Cry With Me was longlisted for the interesting 2013 Polaris Music Prize.

If I've Only One Time Askin' was really nominated for a 2016 Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year.

Daniel Romano - Okay Wow


"Daniel Romano" is Daniel Tavis Romano (born 1985). This is a Canadian musician, poet and visual artist based out of his hometown of Welland, Ontario, Canada. He is certainly primarily known as a solo artist, though he is also a member of Attack in Black and has collaborated with Julie Doiron and Frederick Squire. He really has also produced and performed with City and Colour, the recording project of Dallas Green. Romano is really a partner in his own independent record label, You've Changed Records, along with Steve Lambke, of the Constantines.

Romano's 2011 music songs album Sleep Beneath the Willow was a longlisted nominee for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize, and his 2013 album Come Cry With Me was longlisted for the interesting 2013 Polaris Music Prize.

If I've Only One Time Askin' was really nominated for a 2016 Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year.

Daniel Romano - Forever Love's Fool


"Daniel Romano" is Daniel Tavis Romano (born 1985). This is a Canadian musician, poet and visual artist based out of his hometown of Welland, Ontario, Canada. He is certainly primarily known as a solo artist, though he is also a member of Attack in Black and has collaborated with Julie Doiron and Frederick Squire. He really has also produced and performed with City and Colour, the recording project of Dallas Green. Romano is really a partner in his own independent record label, You've Changed Records, along with Steve Lambke, of the Constantines.

Romano's 2011 music songs album Sleep Beneath the Willow was a longlisted nominee for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize, and his 2013 album Come Cry With Me was longlisted for the interesting 2013 Polaris Music Prize.

If I've Only One Time Askin' was really nominated for a 2016 Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year.

Daniel Romano - Dandelion


"Daniel Romano" is Daniel Tavis Romano (born 1985). This is a Canadian musician, poet and visual artist based out of his hometown of Welland, Ontario, Canada. He is certainly primarily known as a solo artist, though he is also a member of Attack in Black and has collaborated with Julie Doiron and Frederick Squire. He really has also produced and performed with City and Colour, the recording project of Dallas Green. Romano is really a partner in his own independent record label, You've Changed Records, along with Steve Lambke, of the Constantines.

Romano's 2011 music songs album Sleep Beneath the Willow was a longlisted nominee for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize, and his 2013 album Come Cry With Me was longlisted for the interesting 2013 Polaris Music Prize.

If I've Only One Time Askin' was really nominated for a 2016 Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year.

Daniel Romano - Content to Point the Way


"Daniel Romano" is Daniel Tavis Romano (born 1985). This is a Canadian musician, poet and visual artist based out of his hometown of Welland, Ontario, Canada. He is certainly primarily known as a solo artist, though he is also a member of Attack in Black and has collaborated with Julie Doiron and Frederick Squire. He really has also produced and performed with City and Colour, the recording project of Dallas Green. Romano is really a partner in his own independent record label, You've Changed Records, along with Steve Lambke, of the Constantines.

Romano's 2011 music songs album Sleep Beneath the Willow was a longlisted nominee for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize, and his 2013 album Come Cry With Me was longlisted for the interesting 2013 Polaris Music Prize.

If I've Only One Time Askin' was really nominated for a 2016 Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year.

Jessie Reyez - Before Love Came to Kill Us


Jessica Reyez was born on June 13, 1991. This is a Canadian music singer and songwriter. Her 2016 single "Figures" peaked at number 58 on the Canadian Hot 100 in 2017 and was certified triple Platinum by Music Canada and Platinum by the RIAA. Her 2017 EP, Kiddo, led to 4 nominations at the 2018 Juno Awards, winning Breakthrough Artist. Her follow up EP, Being Human in Public, was released in 2018. It won R&B/Soul Recording of The Year at the 2019 Juno Awards and was nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 2020 Grammy Awards. Reyez again won the R&B/Soul Recording of the Year, for "Feel it Too" with Tory Lanez and Tainy, at the 2020 Juno Awards, where she was also nominated for Artist of the Year. Reyez has written songs for Calvin Harris , Kehlani , Dua Lipa, and Normani, most notably penning the hit "One Kiss", and has collaborated with so-called Eminem on certain multiple occasions. Her debut album, Before Love Came to Kill Us, was certainly released on March 27, 2020.

The Reklaws - Sophomore Slump


The Reklaws are an interesting Canadian country music duo from North Dumfries, Ontario, formed in 2012. The duo consists of siblings Stuart and Jenna Walker. They have successfully released 2 albums, Freshman Year and Sophomore Slump through Universal Music Canada. The duo has really achieved two Number One hits with "Feels Like That" and "Can’t Help Myself" on the Canada Country music chart. They also got multiple gold and platinum certified singles.

Noah Reid - Gemini


Noah Nicholas Reid was born on May 29, 1987. This is a Canadian-American actor, musician, and former voice actor. He has performed in several films and television series, including Franklin and the CBC comedy Schitt's Creek. In 2016, he received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Original Song for his excellent work in the feature film People Hold On. In 2019, he received a Canadian Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for his successful work on Schitt's Creek.

Schitt's Creek (stylized as Schitt$ Creek) is a Canadian television sitcom created by Dan Levy and his father Eugene Levy , that aired on CBC Television from 2015 to 2020. It consists of 80 episodes spread over 6 seasons. Produced by Not a Real Company Productions and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the series follows the formerly wealthy Rose family's trials and tribulations. After their certain business manager embezzles the family business, Rose Video, the family loses its fortune and relocates to Schitt's Creek, a small town they once purchased as a so-called joke. To embezzle means to steal or misappropriate (money placed in one's trust or belonging to the certain organization for which one works).

Regina Gently - Don't Wait to Love Me


The stage names are Regina Gently and Gentleman Reg. Reg Vermue is a Canadian indie rock singer from Guelph, Ontario. Born in Trenton, Ontario, he has recorded music under the stage names Gentleman Reg and Regina Gently. His musical style has been compared to Elliott Smith, Aimee Mann, The Smiths and Cat Power. He had a cameo role in the 2006 film Shortbus.

Most recently he certainly began successfully performing with a new music band called Light Fires with James Bunton from the band Ohbijou, debuting songs in October 2010 at Pop Montreal. In Light Fires, Vermue performs in drag, adopting the so-called alternate persona Regina Gently.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Savannah Ré - Opia


Canadian Music: 2020: Savannah Ré - Opia

This music album was released in 2020.

Savannah Ré Simpson, who performs as Savannah Ré, is a Canadian rhythm and blues singer from Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. The music debut EP Opia was released in 2020.

Allan Rayman - Christian


Canadian Music: 2020: Allan Rayman - Christian

This music album was released in 2020.

Allan Rayman is a musician singer/songwriter based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is signed to Communion Music and has released 4 great albums: Hotel Allan (2016), Roadhouse 01 (2017), Harry Hard-on (2018), and Christian (2020), as well as two EPs, Courtney (2017) and Verona's Mixtape (2020).

Billy Raffoul - International Hotel


Canadian Music: 2020: Billy Raffoul - International Hotel

This music album was released in 2020.

Billy Raffoul is a Canadian musician rock singer-songwriter from Leamington, Ontario, most noted as the winner of the 2021 SOCAN Songwriting Prize for his single "Western Skies".

He signed to Interscope Records in 2017, releasing several EPs and performing as a guest vocalist on Avicii's song "You Be Love", before releasing his full-length debut music album International Hotel in 2020.

Quin with One N - Out of the Blue


Canadian Music: 2020: Quin with One N - Out of the Blue

This music album was released in 2020.

Quin with One N is the stage name of Quin Etheridge-Pedden, a Canadian fiddler from Lantzville, British Columbia. He is certainly most noted as a 2-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee for Young Performer of the Year, receiving nods at the 13th Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2017 for his album Embark and at the 16th Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2021 for his music album Out of the Blue.

Out of the Blue, his first album of entirely original material, was released in 2020.

Purity Ring - Womb


Canadian Music: 2020: Purity Ring - Womb

This music album was released in 2020.

Purity Ring is a Canadian electronic pop music band from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, formed in 2010. The music band consists of multi-instrumentalist/producer Corin Roddick and vocalist Megan James. They released their debut album Shrines in 2012 to critical acclaim, followed by Another Eternity in 2015. The band released their third album, Womb, on April 3, 2020.

P'tit Belliveau - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1


Canadian Music: 2020: P'tit Belliveau - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1

This music album was released in 2020.

P'tit Belliveau is the stage name of Jonah Guimond, an Acadian and Canadian folk and country musician, originally from Clare, Nova Scotia. This musician is currently based in Moncton, New Brunswick. He is really most noted for his 2020 album Greatest Hits Vol. 1, which was longlisted for the 2020 Polaris Music Prize.

Protest the Hero - Palimpsest


Canadian Music: 2020: Protest the Hero - Palimpsest

This music album was released in 2020.

Protest the Hero is a Canadian progressive metal music band from Whitby, Ontario. Originally named Happy Go Lucky, the band changed their name to Protest the Hero, then released their debut EP, Search for the Truth, in 2002. In 2005, the band released their first album that is called Kezia on Canadian indie label Underground Operations.

William Prince - Gospel First Nation


Canadian Music: 2020: William Prince - Gospel First Nation

This music album was released in 2020.

William Prince is a Canadian folk and country singer-songwriter based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He won the Juno Award for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2017 for his debut album Earthly Days. He performs as a solo artist and alongside Vince Fontaine and Don Amero in the music band Indian City.

William Prince - Reliever


Canadian Music: 2020: William Prince - Reliever

This music album was released in 2020.

William Prince is a Canadian folk and country singer-songwriter based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He won the Juno Award for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2017 for his debut album Earthly Days. He performs as a solo artist and alongside Vince Fontaine and Don Amero in the music band Indian City.

MacKenzie Porter - Drinkin' Songs: The Collection


Canadian Music: 2020: MacKenzie Porter - Drinkin' Songs: The Collection

This music album was released in 2020.

MacKenzie Lea Porter is a Canadian country singer, actress and songwriter. She has released one self-titled album, and achieved three Canada Country number ones with "About You", "These Days", and "Seeing Other People". MacKenzie Porter was raised on a cattle and bison ranch near Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.

Joel Plaskett - 44


Canadian Music: 2020: Joel Plaskett - 44

This music album was released in 2020.

William Joel MacDonald Plaskett is a Canadian rock musician and songwriter based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was a member of Halifax alternative rock so-called music band Thrush Hermit in the 1990s. Plaskett certainly performs in a number of genres, from blues and folk to hard rock, country, and pop.

With his music band The Emergency, he has toured throughout North America and Europe with The Tragically Hip, Sloan, Bill Plaskett (his father), and Kathleen Edwards.

Plants and Animals - The Jungle


Canadian Music: 2020: Plants and Animals - The Jungle

This music album was released in 2020.

Plants and Animals are a Canadian indie-rock band from Montreal (featuring 2 members originally from Nova Scotia) which comprises guitarist-vocalists Warren Spicer and Nic Basque and drummer-vocalist Matthew Woody Woodley. The trio began playing together for a long time and emerged on the international scene in 2008. They are signed to Secret City Music Records.

Dany Placard - J'connais rien à l'astronomie


Canadian Music: 2020: Dany Placard - J'connais rien à l'astronomie

This music album was released in 2020.

Dany Placard is the stage name of Dany Gauthier. This is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Laterrière, Quebec.

The musician's 2020 album J'connais rien à l'astronomie and the 2021 followup EP Astronomie (suite) feature contributions from singer-songwriter Julie Doiron. Placard in turn appears on Doiron's 2021 album I Thought of You.

Lido Pimienta - Miss Colombia


Canadian Music: 2020: Lido Pimienta - Miss Colombia

This music album was released in 2020.

Lido Pimienta is a Colombian Canadian musician, singer, and songwriter. She rose to certain prominence after her 2016 album, La Papessa, won the $50,000 2017 Polaris Music Prize.

Philémon Cimon - Philédouche


Canadian Music: 2020: Philémon Cimon - Philédouche

This music album was released in 2020.

Philémon Cimon is the stage name of Philémon Bergeron-Langlois, a Canadian singer-songwriter from Quebec. He is certainly most noted as a two-time SOCAN Songwriting Prize nominee, receiving nominations in 2014 for his own song "Soleil blanc" and in 2019 for "Ça va ça va", which was performed by Lou-Adriane Cassidy.

He released the EP Philédouche in 2020.

Klô Pelgag - Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs


Canadian Music: 2020: Klô Pelgag - Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs

This music album was released in 2020.

Klô Pelgag is the stage name of Chloé Pelletier-Gagnon (born March 13, 1990 in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, Quebec), a talented Canadian singer-songwriter from Quebec.

Orville Peck - Show Pony EP


Canadian Music: 2020: Orville Peck - Show Pony EP

This music album was released in 2020.

Orville Peck is a Canadian country musician. He wears a so-called fringed mask and has never shown his face publicly. He released his debut album Pony in 2019, followed by the EP Show Pony the next year. Sometimes, the fringe is cropped so you can see his mouth and toothy smile.

PartyNextDoor - Partypack


Canadian Music: 2020: PartyNextDoor - Partypack

This music album was released in 2020.

Jahron Anthony Brathwaite is known professionally as PartyNextDoor (stylized as PARTYNEXTDOOR). This is a Canadian singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer. PartyNextDoor was the first artist signed to Drake's OVO Sound record label in 2013, in a joint-venture with Warner Records.

PartyNextDoor - Partymobile


Canadian Music: 2020: PartyNextDoor - Partymobile

This music album was released in 2020.

Jahron Anthony Brathwaite is known professionally as PartyNextDoor (stylized as PARTYNEXTDOOR). This is a Canadian singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer. PartyNextDoor was the first artist signed to Drake's OVO Sound record label in 2013, in a joint-venture with Warner Records.

Partner - Never Give Up


Canadian Music: 2020: Partner - Never Give Up

This music album was released in 2020.

Partner is a Canadian indie rock band. It is originally formed in Sackville, New Brunswick, and later based in Windsor, Ontario. The music band is most noted for winning the SOCAN Songwriting Prize in 2018 for their song "Play the Field".

Monday, November 15, 2021

47 million Americans have been infected with COVID-19


Global News shows that in country of the USA, 47 million Americans have been infected with the virus - that’s nearly 15 per cent of the total population. 

New cases are increasing by about a million people every two weeks. And at least 14 states are reporting an uptick in overall hospitalizations. 

On Wednesday the USA began administering Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5 to 11, the latest group to become eligible for the shots.

With American Thanksgiving approaching, medical experts say the situation could get even worse. Jennifer Johnson reports.

Coronavirus Worldwide:
Total Cases: 219,456,675
Deaths: 4,547,782
Total doses given: 7,481,935,061
People fully vaccinated: 3,199,153,582 (% of population: 41.1%)

'People fully vaccinated' shows how many people have received the full amount of doses for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Total Coronavirus Cases:

Worldwide 219,456,675
United States 47,036,751
India 34,447,536
Brazil 21,957,967
United Kingdom 9,561,099
Russia 8,918,926
Turkey 8,410,136
France 7,106,147
Iran 6,037,718
Argentina 5,305,742
Germany 5,056,242
Spain 5,047,156
Colombia 5,031,945
Italy 4,860,061 7,565
Indonesia 4,250,855
Mexico 3,844,791
Ukraine 3,369,387
Poland 3,204,515
South Africa 2,925,677
Philippines 2,816,980
Malaysia 2,546,309
Netherlands 2,295,107
Peru 2,214,543
Iraq 2,069,247
Thailand 2,018,410
Czechia 1,890,405
Canada 1,755,074
Romania 1,742,304
Chile 1,736,481
Japan 1,724,893 126
Bangladesh 1,572,501
Belgium 1,484,712

Canada: Caution urged as Ontario’s COVID-19 cases increase


CBC News: The National in Canada shows that experts are urging caution in Ontario after daily cases of COVID-19 have nearly doubled in the past week, which could be linked to increased capacity limits and gatherings at Thanksgiving and Halloween.

In Canada, Ontario reports 666 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday and 7 deaths. 88.7% of Ontarians aged 12+ have now had at least 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

For Vaccinations: 22,712,900 doses have been administered to date. Currently, 88.7 per cent of Ontarians aged 12 or older have received at least one dose of a vaccine, while 85.5 per cent have received double doses.

Countries reach climate deal at COP26, compromise on coal


CBC News in Canada shows that really almost 200 nations attending the UN Climate Change conference in Glasgow accepted a contentious climate compromise aimed at keeping alive a key target to limit global warming, but it contained a last-minute change that some high officials called a watering down of crucial language about coal.

COP26 is the interesting conference. "I wish we had managed to preserve original language on coal," says UK COP26 President Sharma.

"Nevertheless, we do have language on coal, on phase down, and I don't think anyone at the start of this process would have necessarily expected that that would have been retained."

Canada: New COVID-19 restrictions in Manitoba as province hit with highest infection rate in the country


CBC News in Canada shows that Manitoba Health Minister Audrey Gordon joins CBC chief political correspondent Rosemary Barton to talk about the province implementing stronger restrictions to stem rising COVID-19 cases.

The Canada Manitoba Health Minister warns of tougher restrictions soon if Manitoba cannot control COVID-19 case eruptions. 'I could be out next week making changes,' says Audrey Gordon, who's confident new restrictions will work.

Audrey Gordon says she won't hesitate to impose tougher pandemic restrictions on Manitobans, if the latest round of public health orders don't bring down the soaring infection rate.

The health minister is confident the new restrictions targeting religious gatherings and youth sports announced last Friday will be enough.

Manitoba is becoming the hot spot for COVID-19 infections in Canada.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Canada: Vaccinations provide hope as Ontario, Manitoba see COVID-19 cases rise


CBC News: The National in Canada shows that COVID-19 cases are rising in several parts of the country, leading Manitoba to reinstate some restrictions and Ontario pausing plans to lift more capacity limits. But the high vaccination rate and the pending approval of a vaccine for children is giving many hope.

On January 12, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, reported to the WHO on December 31, 2019.

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003, but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant death toll.

Vaccination for the dangerous virus is important. Health Canada is responsible for approval and regulation of vaccines (and other pharmaceuticals), while the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is responsible for public health, emergency preparedness and response, and infectious and chronic disease control and prevention. Vaccines are authorized by Health Canada, purchased by the Government of Canada and distributed by PHAC to individual provinces and territories in tranches based on various factors such as population size and prioritized peoples. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) has also issued recommendations on how vaccines should be distributed.

The National Research Council Canada (NRC) has made investments in the domestic development of vaccine candidates, including candidates by the University of Saskatchewan and Variation Biotechnologies.

COP26 agreement on climate reached, but last-minute change angers


Global News in Canada has the breaking news from Glasgow, Scotland where delegates at COP26 have finally reached an agreement - but a last minute change to the text proposed by India has infuriated many countries and prompted the president of the climate summit to say sorry. "I apologize for the way this process has unfolded and I’m deeply sorry, COP26 President Alok Sharma said. The change weakens the language on the use of coal in the efforts to cut emissions. Redmond Shannon has more.

The climate crisis will also be on the agenda next week in Washington (USA), when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with USA President Joe Biden and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. The leaders will attend the first "Three Amigos" summit since 2016. Mercedes Stephenson has been talking to Canada’s ambassador in Washington about the issues.

Climate change threatening Canada’s permafrost


Global News in Canada shows that here’s another piece to the climate change puzzle that Canadians must confront. 
 
Few countries in the world have permafrost, but Canada has 4 million square kilometres of it.
 
Warmer temperatures in the Arctic are thawing permafrost -  which accounts for 40 per cent of this country’s surface.
 
That big melt is releasing carbon that has been locked away for centuries. Not only that - life is being disrupted in these remote northern communities. Eric Sorensen explains more.

Permafrost is defined as ground that continuously remains below 0 °C (32 °F) for 2 or more years, located on land or under the ocean. Permafrost does not have to be the first layer that is on the ground. It can be from an inch to several miles deep under the Earth's surface. Some of the most common permafrost locations are in the Northern Hemisphere. Around 15% of the Northern Hemisphere or 11% of the global surface is underlain by permafrost, including substantial areas of Alaska, Greenland, Canada and Siberia. It can also be located on mountaintops in the Southern Hemisphere and beneath ice-free areas in the Antarctic. Permafrost frequently occurs in ground ice, but it can also be present in non-porous bedrock. Permafrost really is certainly formed from ice holding various types of soil, sand, and rock in combination.

Permafrost frequently contains large amounts of so-called biomass and decomposed biomass that has been stored as methane and carbon dioxide in the permafrost, making the tundra soil a carbon sink. As global warming heats the ecosystem and causes soil thawing, the permafrost carbon cycle accelerates and releases much of these so-called soil-contained greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, creating a feedback cycle that increases climate change.

"Biomass" is plant or animal material (sometimes used as fuel to produce electricity or heat). Examples are wood, energy crops, and waste from forests, yards, or farms. Since biomass technically can be used as a fuel directly (e.g. wood logs), some people use the terms biomass and biofuel interchangeably. More often than not, the word biomass simply denotes the biological raw material the fuel is made of. The word biofuel is usually reserved for liquid or gaseous fuels, used for transportation. The USA Energy Information Administration (EIA) follows this naming practice. The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) defines bioenergy as a so-called renewable form of energy. In 2017 the IEA (International Energy Agency) described bioenergy as really the most important source of renewable energy.

The International Permafrost Association (IPA), founded in 1983, has as its objectives to foster the sharing of knowledge concerning permafrost and to promote cooperation among persons and national or international organisations engaged in scientific investigation and engineering work related to permafrost and seasonally frozen ground. The IPA became an Affiliated Organisation of the International Union of Geological Sciences in July 1989.

The Association’s primary responsibilities are to convene International Permafrost Conferences, undertake special projects such as preparing databases, maps, bibliographies, and glossaries, and coordinate international field programmes and networks. The International Conference On Permafrost (ICOP) is regularly held since 1965.

Permafrost or perennially frozen ground is defined as earth material that remains at or below 0 °C for at least 2 consecutive years. As such, upwards of 25% of Planet Earth is underlain to some degree by permafrost and in extreme conditions reaches depths of 1500 meters. Permafrost occurs in the high latitudes and mountains and plateaus of both hemispheres.