Sabtu, 30 April 2016

STARS Air Ambulance decal striking a chord with Albertans - CTV News

After Albertans rallied to sell out the STARS Air Ambulance lottery, the organization is saying thank you to Albertans with a specially designed decal.

These days, STARS Air Ambulance aircraft is sporting a new decal bearing a message that's striking a chord with many.

The decal reads: Times are tough, Albertans are tougher, alongside an image of Alberta, with a heart – the entire decal is surrounded with a three-line border, emulating the three lines on every STARS helicopter.

The message a reminder that Alberta residents helped STARS reach its target for their lottery, and it did not go unnoticed.

Now, the organization has made a smaller-scale version of the decal available online – with the goal of showing support at a time when unemployment is up, and families are struggling.

"They're tougher when they recover from the horrible adversity that they experience," Kady Hobbins with STARS said. "They're tough when they help support our lottery as well."

For Michelle Bolstad – who now has the decal on her motorcycle – the cause holds a special place in her heart.

"My sticker arrived in the mail yesterday, I put it on, and within ten minutes STARS flew over my house," Bolstad said.

She knows two people who have been helped by STARS, and says their red helicopters fly near her home often.

"Everytime [we hear them] my husband will say, someone is not having as good a day as us, we think about them," Bolstad said.

The decals are available online.

With files from Michel Boyer

Kamis, 28 April 2016

Pianist's idea strikes a chord - Jersey Evening Post

PUBLISHED: April 28, 2016 5:00 pm

AN Island concert pianist who has set up a new enterprise to help other professional musicians has been shortlisted for an international award.

Georgina Sutton, who graduated with a First Class Honours degree from the Royal College of Music in London, is currently teaching at the Jersey Academy of Music in St Saviour.

This week she is making a presentation in London and will be judged as one of five finalists in the international Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprise 2016.

Miss Sutton's new business, AthElite Musician, combines TRX Suspension training with the Alexander Technique and nutritional advice, advising professional musicians how to survive in a physically and mentally demanding profession.

For more information, click here.

q playlist: Sloan's Chris Murphy moves from one chord to another -

Thursday April 28, 2016

As part of our ongoing q playlist series, Chris Murphy of Sloan celebrates the 20th anniversary of the band's classic album, One Chord to Another, by sharing the songs the bandmates bonded over at the time. 

Murphy also shares a few stories, clears up a few rumours, and names a few names. 

Enjoy the individual tracks below. 

Supergrass, Caught by the Fuzz.

Beach Boys, Barbara Ann

April Wine, I Wouldn't Want to Lose Your Love

Sloan, Stood Up (Na Na Na Hey Poor Boy) (Matthew Grimson cover)

We didn't have time to play this on-air, but here's another of Chris' favourites: Modern Lovers, Dignified and Old

Sabtu, 23 April 2016

Racy lyrics driving you crazy? how to redirect pop tune's messages - Atlanta Journal charter

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Atlanta Journal charterRacy lyrics riding you loopy? how to redirect pop music's messagesAtlanta Journal charterWhat's in fact riding fogeys crazy this present day are the tune lyrics blasting from their vehicle radios. Between Meghan Trainor belting out that "boys like a little extra booty to hang at night," and Jeremih asking someone to "put it down on me," there's ...