Aaron Hernandez CTE reports!

Aaron Hernandez according to the latest of news had stage 3 CTE, per attorney Jose Baez. His brain was studied at Boston University. It is also in news that the family will sue the NFL and the Patriots. Evidently, there are four stages of CTE, and stage 4 is the most severe.

What’s the backstory?

Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots player committed suicide in April while doing a life sentence for murder. But the story today is that he was found to have a serious type of C.T.E., the degenerative brain disease that is associated with repetitive head injury. What makes matters more interesting is that it has been found in more than 100 past NFL players. Analysts at Boston University who investigated the brain came to the conclusion that it was the nearly the most serious case they had ever witnessed with someone of the age of 27.

C.T.E., or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, can be identified only post-obituary. Hernandez is the most current past NFL player to have taken his own life and then been diagnosed with C.T.E. Some other former football players joining Aaron are Dave Duerson, Junior Seau, Andre Waters, Ray Easterling and Jovan Belcher, among others. Seau and Duerson shot themselves in the chest probably so that analysts would have the capability to investigate their brains. With Hernandez, he hung himself in his own prison cell.

Other players with CTE

Seau, Duerson and Waters were all older than Aaron, past the age of 40, while Hernandez is one of the youngest former NFL players to have had C.T.E. In July, analysts at Boston University discharged information that showed that they had found C.T.E. in the brains of 110 of the 111 past N.F.L. players they had looked at.

The fact that Aaron Hernandez had advanced C.T.E. is tragic. All in all, the NFL must address this devastating occupational health hazard for all its players and do it immediately. It is also tragic that Aaron received the worst case of C.T.E. at his age. It is no wonder now why he took his own life as he probably couldn’t deal with the situation. It is also important that fans address their relationship to the NFL.


But controversy still lies in the fact that he still killed someone. Does him having CTE make it okay to murder someone? But let’s also take into consideration that the brain chooses to murder. His brain was damaged, so yes, CTE played a part. But does that make him not guilty by reason of insanity or is he still responsible in the murder? Overall, they can only check for CTE on the dead. Plus, Aaron has always been violent so it is plausible that CTE exacerbated it.


Shapovalov qualifies for U.S. Open 

Many are eager to witness the talent from Denis Shapovalov. He wowed many at the Rogers Cup and he continued to amaze people as he beat Jan Satral to get himself a spot in the U.S. Open. Many could get used to seeing that one-handed backhand that is so crisp. Rallying from behind to beat an opponent is always impressive as it shows drive, passion, hard work and determination in the game of tennis.
He`s in

Shapovalov has safely navigated the qualifying rounds and will play in the Main Draw of the U.S. Open tennis match next week. Many haven`t been this excited for a slam in a while. It is always great to see young talent competing in sports. His incredible August will continue as history often repeats itself.

Shapovalov is without question a pleasant surprise among tennis players. What`s so great about Shapovalov is that he is fun and entertaining to watch. He wears his emotions on his sleeve and he is very athletic. Denis is thankful for the support that he has received yesterday from many as this is a dream come true for him.

Some things we should know about Shapovalov

Although Denis is a tennis player, his favorite sport is hockey. Denis loves hockey and he claimed that if he was not playing tennis he would have gotten into hockey. So you can imagine how excited he must have been to see and meet Wayne Gretsky as he was in the crowd at the Rogers Cup. Another thing that is good to know about Denis is that he grew up idealizing Roger Federer. When Denis found out that Roger said he loved watching him play, you can imagine how happy that must have made him . 

Another fun fact that many should know is that he started playing tennis at the age of five years old. Last but not least, Denis is only the second Canadian to win the Wimbledon singles boys title, which is very impressive.

Summer stays hot for El Shapo

The 69th ranked youngster was seeded second in the draw thanks to his outstanding performance at the Rogers Cup that took place in Montreal. Many remember it as a time where he beat Rafael Nadal and Juan Del Potro. It allowed him to make it to a semi-final appearance, which was impressive. Denis will be performing in his very first U.S. Open and second career Grand Slam.

He will join Bouchard of Westmout, Quebec and Vasek Pospisil from Vancouver. Overall, the moral of the story is watch out for this younger as he will surprise you with his skills, talent, physique and drive. He won`t give up without putting up a battle and fight.

Local EDM group Tennyson is flying high


Are you wondering where the Canadian EDM talent lies in 2017?  Normally EDM artists fly solo, but with this dynamic duo, working alone is no option. This Canadian brother-sister act that can turn anything into music. The duo (Luke and Tess) are from Edmonton, Canada.  This teenage brother-sister duo is packed with immense musical flair and skills. Luke, 20, and Tess, 18, they make look angelic but they sure can put on a show. Luke writes the syncopated tunes, and Tess provides mind-numbing live percussion. A girl on drums is so kick-ass is it not? Skrillex is apparently a big fan of the duo, which is great for them trying to get to make it big in the EDM scene. Luke is heading to Los Angeles this year to get as creative as he can, so you can absolutely be expecting big sounds from Tennyson.

Luke and Tess- dynamic duo


Luke and Tess a brother and sister act from Canada started busking the streets of Edmonton at ages of seven and nine, which is pretty amazing. They have gradually but surely matured into one of the most eccentric artists in the music scene with their blend of Jazz music and electronica gaining attention of producers like Ryan Hemsworth, Lido and as mentioned Skrillex. What makes them stand out is that they don’t sing about anything – their music is instrumental. It is wildly active, full of keyboard play and arpeggios. It is also very authentic sounding, which doesn’t make them imitators. As Emerson has said, imitation is suicide. Let’s face it; do we really need another David Guetta or Tiesto? Many artists these days are sampling other artist’s tracks and even though it is allowed it lacks originality.

Their sound


The duo are known to use that really rather exasperating tone, in the structure of a loop, which is a repeating section of sound material. It creates repetitive ostinato patterns. As the basis for what is a very pleasant electronic lullaby. It is ultimately up to the listener and their taste or preference, but you will either find it annoying or compulsive and addicting. Or it will make you want to go for a ride (but fasten your seat-belt first).

The duo posted it on SoundCloud hoping that the song would spark a reminder for people to slow down. At times gloominess can be picturesque. So far, because of their age, they have not always been taken seriously: “It’s like the Series of Unfortunate events siblings started an electronica band,” according to one review. Or they’ve been greeted with an applause, as people should. Young talent is emerging these days and it will continue to.

 Started at a young age


As mentioned, the brother sister team apparently started busking in Edmonton from the age of seven and nine, playing fronts of tunes by the Beatles, Coldplay and Weezer. That is undeniably amazing as those are some outstanding and exceptionally supported groups. When Luke was 12 they had recorded two collections of jazz music. At that point in 2012, he created his initially arrival of unique (electronic) material, and this year he chose to join his adoration for jazz and electronica, with his sister on drums. Combining two genres isn’t something that is totally out of the ordinary. Many successful artists have done it. Look at Avicii- he combined country and electronica, and it was genius.

Tennyson’s Influences


It is always important to look at an artist’s influences, it tells a lot about their character, flare and their sound. Flying Lotus is one of Luke’s influences – along with Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Bonobo, and James Blake. In contemporary electronic music inspiration can come from anywhere. Sites like Soundcloud are loaded with craftsmen who draw on a number of impacts and thoughts to make something that they can call their own. However, Edmonton electronic act Tennyson emerge just on the grounds that they are the principal gathering to concede their sound may have started from the world’s most prominent purple dinosaur—Barney.

Subliminally [Barney’s Sleepy time Songs] influenced their music. They really found these old VHS tapes of when they were close to nothing and Luke was absolutely into Barney endeavoring to chime in, yet his mouth wasn’t created enough to state the words. Not that it’s a worry with the couple, as words regularly change into tests against Luke’s testy synths.

Originating from a group of traditionally prepared artists, Luke (creation) and sister Tess (drums/percussion) have dependably been entertainers. Tess says the two began playing piano and drums as meager children busking in the city of Edmonton, covering melodies by Weezer and Nirvana. “The first occasion when we played together, I was seven and he was nine, and we’ve been playing together from that point onward, to the point where it just feels normal,” says Tess. That is crude ability in that spot, as should be obvious they both knew this was their obsession and profession from the beginning.

As they developed into adolescents, they took their first shot at a full venture, discharging jazz cover collections. Luke would likewise soon begin fiddling with electronic music. The electronic genre was something Luke was improving.  The situation was an afterthought and afterward he got increasingly into it and figured out how to function in the jazz music him and his sister have been improving.

Affected by any semblance of Boards of Canada and Radiohead, Tennyson began combining jazz with darker tones at long last discharging their 2012 self-titled presentation and the Blamer EP not long after. Both went generally unnoticed. Underrated, the team focused on their own sound while discharging a constant flow of new tracks on SoundCloud, in the end getting the consideration of maker Ryan Hemsworth with the moving merry go round and smooth midi keys on their remix of Angus and Julia Stone’s “For You.” Taken aback by the energy of their melodic creations, Hemsworth put Tennyson’s track “You’re Cute” as the first in his month to month Secret Songs arrangement.

What makes Toronto good/bad for EDM?


In the world of electronic dance music, summer is high season. It consistently brings another celebration. The show starts in May and manufactures, similar to a crashing EDM track, into a touchy peak: the Veld Music Festival, a monster two-day bacchanal that colonizes Downsview Park each August. A year ago, almost 40,000 individuals pressed into the recreation center for the all-ages EDM celebration.

Ink Entertainment, the occasion coordinator, had enlisted 40 medical staff, eight EMS laborers, one MD, four ambulances, 280 security protects, 15 security chiefs and 26 paid obligation officers to stay nearby for the length. A proportion that shook out to around 130 shouting, stoned ravers for each calm grown-up. There were armies of tanked adolescents furnished with fake IDs, yet the more serious issue was the drug use: the celebration was overflowing with GHB, MDMA and cocaine. Throughout the end of the week, no less than 15 individuals took something that landed them in the doctor’s facility, and two kicked the bucket of overdoses.

One was Annie Truong-Le, a truly, petite 20-year-old poli-sci major at York University, who took something at Veld. She lost cognizance, was raced to a clinic and never woke up. The other was Willard Amurao, a burly 22-year-old Ajax man, who likewise took drugs at Veld. Police spotted him stumbling out and immediately called for EMS. Police bounded him to a stretcher. He went into heart failure in the rescue vehicle and was articulated dead at the healing facility.

Examination reports uncovered that both Truong-Le and Amurao had taken MDMA. This goes to show you that EDM has a bad reputation and label with drugs, but this is because EDM music maintains a relationship with the party scene. This doesn’t mean that people have to do drugs or that EDM music has to be established as negative. People can and should go to Veld to enjoy the music and not to experiment with drugs. These events are meant to celebrate and enjoy the music and to unite with others. It should be a joyous time and not where people are overdosing on drugs.

They Can’t Slow Down


Luke and Tess have been playing music for as long as they can remember. Their dad, a drummer, impacted them to seek after the workmanship as children, playing jazz, blues, and works of art like the Beatles, and busking around town. For Luke, making music fell into place without any issues. As you would expect, he began seeking it at such a youthful age.

Before Luke grew up and had this attention to himself, he had these aptitudes. Tess joined Tennyson in her mid-teens. With Luke on production and console and Tess on drums, the band’s music recounts a story without words.

After the couple started posting their music on Soundcloud more than four years back, they increased such a following, that Ryan Hemsworth, a Toronto-based electronic performer and maker, discovered their music and imparted it to his supervisor, who wound up lifting the team up. As indicated by Luke and Tess, the Internet is truly what’s been in charge of their prosperity. Social media is such a power medium these days. It is great for marketing, sharing, communicating and advertising. As Marshall McLuhan said “The medium is the message.”


Don’t Believe In Money That Is in Your Mind. Believe In Money That Is In Your Pocket: Music Industry Is Finally Making Money on Streaming!

After just about two decades of steady decay brought on by theft and falling costs, the music business is getting a charge out of a delicate recuperation on account of the development of paid gushing administrations like Spotify Ltd., and the one and only, Apple Music. Retail spending on recorded music grew 8.1 percent to $3.4 billion in the main portion of 2016, as indicated by a draft midyear report from the Recording Industry Association of America. That implies the U.S. industry is poised to extend for the second in a row year – the first consecutive development since 1998-1999. Gaining success and better yet money from streaming music online, definitely isn’t an easy task as there are ways to beat the system and get things for me. But I’ve noticed how certain artists don’t want that happening, so they have forbidden there music to be accessed through YouTube, which forces people to purchase their songs on ITunes.

The credit goes to gushing – Internet benefits that give audience members business free access to a huge number of melodies for a month to month expense – or for nothing on the off chance that they’re willing to hear advertisements. U.S. spilling income grew 57 percent to $1.6 billion in the primary portion of 2016 and represented portion of industry deals, more than countering contracting buys of collections and singles. Memberships totaled $1.01 billion, as indicated by the RIAA information.

We’re beginning to see on-interest music gushing as no more a thing that fashionable person school children and youngsters do.

The business is hesitant to proclaim triumph. Yearly deals have floated around $7 billion for a long time, around half from the 1999 top, as indicated by RIAA information. Then the marks are as yet arranging new contracts with Google Inc’s. YouTube and Spotify, two of the biggest purveyors of free music on the planet.

While deals from advertisement bolstered, on-interest spilling grew 24 percent to $195 million in the primary portion of 2016, as per the RIAA report, those administrations aren’t doing what’s necessary to persuade individuals to pay for music and don’t profit off their free clients. Nor is this the first run through with new innovation to motivate individuals to pay on the web.

Apple Inc. fellow benefactor Steve Jobs persuaded record marks that iTunes would spare the business from theft; just to vaporize collection deals by offering singles. However Apple is no more the main player in the business sector for advanced music. Spotify works a bigger paid membership benefit and has hinted at no backing off since Apple Music started contending in that business sector. The greater part of the clients for Apple Music are individuals new to paying music, not previous Spotify clients, as indicated by name officials.

In the interim, buys of music, whether downloaded or on a CD, proceed with their lofty plunge. Physical music deals tumbled 14 percent while downloads likewise shrank by a twofold digit rate. The entry of new contenders muddles the standpoint, contingent upon whether they pull in new clients or take from others. Amazon.com Inc., the world’s biggest Internet retailer, is putting resources into a paid music administration to offer different merchandise on the e-business website. It will present a standalone music administration before the years over, individuals with information of the matter said in June. Can’t you see? Now everyone wants in on the success! Why wouldn’t they? It’s like it is contagious. When something works, it works and people want to tackle onto that.

For me personally I just find it so much easier to purchase an artist’s songs on iTunes. It goes straight into your music on your phone and additionally you are supporting the artist. Trying to get music for free I find although it’s free it involves so much more work and sometimes the quality just isn’t the same. Everything is a business these days so the music industry needs to make money with online streaming and evidently it is finally succeeding. Also, I have found with ITunes that sometimes they have songs for a really cheap price like $0.69.

Pandora Media Inc., the biggest online radio administration on the planet, will likewise present a paid, on-interest administration by year’s end, and expects to change over 10 percent of its 78 million free clients into paying clients by 2020.

The digital music industry is a huge phenomenon these days. Statista gives us the run down of how successful it has been over the years.


Income produced by the digital music industry sales internationally increased by nine percent last year – from 5.1 billion U.S. dollars in 2011 to 5.6 billion U.S. dollars in 2012. The fame of online music is so, vast that in some countries specifically South Korea and the U.S. consumers now spend money on downloads and online music subscriptions like Spotify versus CDs. CDs are just becoming more obsolete. HIS Screen Digest predicts that another eight countries have joined the trend this year, in 2016.

Why The BlueJays Can Blow Your Mind

When it comes to the Toronto Blue Jays I bet they can blow your mind! Why is that? Because when it comes to players of their calibur, power and confidence, anything is possible. I recently attended a Jays game on August 27, where it looked like they were going to lose and amazingly they didnt. They came back from a 5-0 deficit. They Ended up winning the game 8-7. It was 5-0 then 5-1 then 5-3 then 7-3  then 7-6 and then of course 8-7. At the end of it all, its not over until it is over. You can never give up something that not only applies to baseball. Fight back just like with any struggle. You never know what confidence can do for you. I think teams that come back in games; it show how strong they are. It shows teamwork. It’s a team effort. One swing of the bat and that can change everyhing. The Jays have so many power hitters so they have no problems scoring home runs and runs. I love their team chemistry. Best of all they have fun playing the game. The BlueJays defense is also amazing. Guys like Josh Donaldson, Troy Tulowitzki, and Superman aka Kevin Pillar are stellar athletes. Lastly, I’ve seen Jays pitchers pitch themselves out of innings when they have the bases loaded with less than 2 outs. Having the bases loaded doesn’t guarantee you runs. You have to earn those runs. Watch out Jays fans, I’m sure we have a lot more to witness by this team. 

Selfie Instagram Pics Get The Most Likes

A topic I want to discuss today that most people have already figured out for themselves is that certain posts on Instagram get more likes than others. The posts that get the most likes on Instagram, evidently are selfies. Instagram users admire seeing selfies of other people. They admire beauty and appearance. It is the revolution of the selfie. It’s also safe to say people enjoy getting a lot of likes and comments on selfies. Why? They enjoy the attention. Who wouldn’t. I just find the problem is that certain things that people post on instagram that are of more importance don’t get as much attention. I find this disappointing. For example posts about interesting articles, pictures about health, current events/news. But then of course I’ve noticed posts about motivational quotes and mental health have been getting more attention, which is a positive. Overall, don’t feel bad about liking the attention or liking selfie pics, but just don’t overlook other posts that are of the same calibur, if anything of a higher calibur. I guess it also depends how many followers you have and how popular and engaging yout posts and hashtags are.