The Weeknd vows to tone it down for his Super Bowl show

February 8, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgThe Weeknd may be known for his graphic music videos and performances featuring blood and violence, but the three-time Grammy winner says he will tone down his act during the Super Bowl halftime show.,The pop star said he will “keep it PG” during his headliner slot on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium as the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Florida. He promised to be “respectful to the viewers.”,“I will still incorporate some of the storyline. It’s a very cohesive story I’ve been telling throughout this era and throughout this year,” he said. “The story will continue, but definitely will keep it PG for the families.”,The 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show will be different this year due to the pandemic and The Weeknd said he will use different parts of the stadium, the field and a “little bit” of the famously massive pirate ship. But the singer would not be drawn into specifics of his show. “You have to watch on Sunday,” he said.,When asked for his favorite Super Bowl halftime show, The Weeknd cited Diana Ross’ 1996 performance. She was lowered to the stage by a crane of sparklers, hundreds of dancers spelled out her name on the field, she made three costume changes and she left via helicopter.,“The show just makes me smile,” said The Weeknd.,The Weeknd broke though into mainstream with his smash hit “Can’t Feel My Face” that was featured on his second studio album, “Beauty Behind the Madness,” which topped the Billboard 200 in 2015 and won a Grammy. He’s had three other chart-topping albums including his recent offering “After Hours,” which was released in March.,Last year, The Weeknd’s hit single “Blinding Lights” became his fifth song to peak at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He’s also won Grammys for his album “Starboy” and the song “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey).”,Roc Nation and Emmy-nominated producer Jesse Collins will serve as co-executive producers of the halftime show. The game and halftime show will air live on CBS.,Collins said he wants to put on a live halftime show that is “unique and reflects the creativity all of us bring to the process to help translate The Weeknd’s unparalleled vision.”,The Weeknd, whose real name is, Abel Tesfaye, joins a list of celebrated musicians who have played during Super Bowl halftime shows, including Madonna, Beyoncé, Coldplay, Katy Perry, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and last year’s duo of Shakira and Jennifer Lopez.last_img read more

KR Certifies First Cybersecurity Compliant Ship

September 28, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgClassification society Korean Register (KR) has completed a comprehensive cybersecurity survey of the chemical/oil tanker Songa Hawk and certified the ship to be fully compliant in all areas.As a result, the Marshall Islands-flagged Songa Hawk has become the very first ship to achieve this type of certification.The 13,300 dwt vessel is part of Songa Shipmanagement’s fleet. Songa manages and operates eighteen chemical/oil tankers and five semi-submersible vessels. The company signed a five-year cybersecurity contract with KR in 2018, covering its fleet of 23 vessels.KR conducted a cybersecurity audit of Songa Shipmanagement and certified the company to be fully compliant in all areas in 2019, the first company to achieve this.Two years on from the original contract, Songa Hawk has now been certified as ship cybersecurity compliant by KR, successfully passing the inspection of 81 items in eighteen categories including risk management, asset management, technical security and incident response and recovery.With this certification, Songa Shipmanagement and Songa Hawk are said to satisfy the international cybersecurity requirements as outlined by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Tanker Management and Self-Assessment (TMSA) and Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE).KR will now inspect the other ships in Songa Shipmanagement’s fleet, testing their compliance, with a view to issuing further ship cybersecurity compliance certificates.“As the shipping industry becomes more and more digitalized, so cyberattacks on shipping companies and ships have increased. An effective response and comprehensive cybersecurity preparedness is now essential for any maritime organization,”  Park Kae-myoung, head of KR’s Cyber Certification Team, commented.In 2021, the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Resolution MSC.428 (98) will enter into force, which will increase demand for company and ship cyber risk management services.Based in Busan, South Korea, KR currently classes an international fleet of 3,050 vessels totaling 68 million gross tons.last_img read more

Ice hockey Bees beat Syracuse, win Bobby Conklin Tournament

September 17, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgIn the 14 years since that fateful day in November 2005 when Bobby Conklin lost his life in an automobile accident, the Baldwinsville ice hockey team has made sure the memory of its fallen captain remains fresh.And the biggest tribute was naming the Bees’ season-opening tournament in Conklin’s honor.So it was that B’ville hockey set out again in 2019-20, starting with the Bobby Conklin Memorial Tournament and, in the championship game, an opportunity to knock out the reigning state Division I champions – which it did. The Syracuse Cougars had defeated the Bees in last winter’s Section III Division I semifinal on the way to that state title, but had seen heavy graduation losses.What’s more, Syracuse, who had started this season 1-2, nearly didn’t make it out of its opening-round game Friday against Liverpool, needing a controversial goal in the last seconds of regulation and a shootout to get past the Warriors.By contrast, B’ville had sailed through its opening-round game against Fulton, getting a 3-0 shutout that involved a single goal in each period and 13 saves from goaltender Brad O’Neill. Tags: Baldwinsvilleice hockeycenter_img A single line was responsible for the Bees’ attack, Alex Pompo assisting on all three goals – two of them by Braden Lynch, the other by Luke Hoskin.Now, in Saturday’s final, it was B’ville against Syracuse, and quite unlike a season ago, the Bees found success, though it was nervous until the final horn of a 3-2 victory over the Cougars.It all began with Lynch, who three different times solved Syracuse’s defense. Twice, he netted goals, and on another occasion he found Matt Carner, who converted as Hoskin assisted on one of Lynch’s tallies.So it was 3-0 in B’ville’s favor going to the third period, but the Cougars weren’t done. Nelson Jones netted on one goal and assisted on another, by Kaleb Benedict, cutting the Bees’ margin to one.But the defense made sure it did not go to OT again, and O’Neill, far busier than he was against Fulton, stopped 27 of the 29 shots he faced to help the Bees snare the first-place trophy.B’ville would take a 2-0 record into Tuesday’s game against Liverpool, who had edged Fulton in another shootout to get third place in the Conklin Tournament. The Bees are home again Friday to face Whitesboro.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more