Coming out of the Kansas City scene is Captiva, the alternative rock sensation taking the country by storm. Just a few years into their existence, Captiva has played stages at Backwoods Festival, SXSW, and Audiofeed, and has even opened for Twenty One Pilots! Not too shabby for a band started during a detention sentence in high school!The band is gearing up for the release of Captiva, their debut EP. The album is due out today, December 15th, and thanks to the band, you can stream it all below:Featuring the single “Road to Ruin,” Captiva shows their chops with powerful progressions and lyrics. The band will be celebrating the release with a televised performance in Des Moines, IA, followed by a two-week run in Colorado on the SnoDaze College Ski Trip.For all things Captiva, head to the band’s official website! Check out the tour dates below:Captiva Upcoming Tour Dates12/22 – Des Moines, IA @ KCWI 23 Live Performance1/5 – Copper Mountain, CO @ MU SnoDaze College Ski Trip*1/12 – Breckenridge, CO @ Iowa SnoDaze College Ski Trip1/13-15 – Steamboat Springs, CO @ KU SnoDaze College Ski Trip** w/ The Expendables
“The industry may collectively need to spend around USD100 billion in order to install the new ballast water treatment systems that will be required by law. We therefore have to get this right,” says Esben Poulsson, ICS chairman (pictured).Poulsson has called on shipowners, equipment manufacturers and governments to co-operate to ensure that proper implementation of this significant new regulatory regime will deliver maximum environment benefit.”We need to ensure, so far as practicable, that the systems installed on ships will indeed be fit for purpose in all known operating conditions worldwide. We are therefore advising shipping companies that they should make it clear to equipment manufacturers they will only consider fitting treatment systems which have been certified in accordance with the revised IMO type-approval standards adopted in 2016, even though this is not yet a mandatory requirement.”ICS has welcomed the important decision, made by IMO in July, to adjust the implementation dates of the Convention, so that existing ships (ships constructed before September 8, 2017) will not be required to install treatment systems until the date of their first International Oil Pollution Prevention (IOPP) renewal survey after September 8, 2019.”We acknowledge the pragmatic approach to implementation taken by IMO member states that accepted the arguments made by ICS and other industry associations that there is little logic, from an environmental protection standpoint, in requiring thousands of ships to comply until they can be fitted with systems that have been approved under the more stringent standards,” explained Poulsson.”Shipowners must make full use of this additional time to identify and invest in far more robust technology to the benefit of the environment,” Poulsson added. “And in view of the significant concessions that IMO has now made in response to the industry’s representations, shipping companies should not anticipate any further relaxation to the implementation schedule.”ICS believes that as a result of the industry’s intensive efforts to explain its implementation challenges to regulators, shipowners will hopefully now have the clarity needed to get on with the job.The chamber was previously ambivalent about encouraging flag states to ratify the BWM Convention in advance of some serious implementation issues being fully resolved. But now that the Convention is at the point of entry into force, and in recognition of the actions agreed by IMO, ICS is now encouraging all IMO member states to ratify as soon as possible www.ics-shipping.org
The Washington Redskins are the team of the highest professional league of American football in the United States of America (NFL). Since 1933, when the team adopted the name, the Redskins jersey has been replaced by countless players. But on Monday, the team announced the end of an era; decided not to use his current name and logo anymore.The team did not give a reason for the move in a statement, but at a time when the United States is still in the mood for anti-racist protests sparked by the death of African-American George Floyd at the end of May. The team’s name has long been considered racist, especially by indigenous activists in the United States. However, due to the development of events in recent weeks, the pressure on the team began to increase, Reuters reported.The current owner of the Redskins, Dan Snyder, has said in the past that he will never let the name change. However, his determination became less rock-solid after FedEx, which owns the naming rights for the team’s stadium in Landover, called on the Redskins leadership to rename it. The same position was taken by other sponsors of the team, such as Nike or PepsiCo.Nike, PepsiCo and FedEx have reportedly received letters from several of their investors urging companies to sever ties with the team. FedEx responded that if the team did not respond to a call to rename, it would demand that its name be removed from its home stadium. The company pays $ 8 million a year for the stadium being named FedExField. The boycott was also joined by companies such as Amazon, Walmart and Target, which the Redskins threatened to suspend the sale of the team’s goods, the NY Times reported.The management announced on July 3 that the team will start paying more attention to its own name. The announcement of the intended change of name and logo came ten days later. The new name of the team is not yet known, so the review continues and the people in charge are looking at the options that come into play. The deadline for issuing the final decision was not set.Snyder and new team head coach Ron Rivera “are working closely together to create a new name and approach to design that will strengthen the position of our proud and tradition-rich franchise and inspire our sponsors, fans and society for the next hundred years,” the team said. in your post on the social network Twitter.The name Redskins has been a controversial topic for a long time, mainly due to the long and varied history of the team, writes the NYT. Certain problems are already associated with its founder George Preston Marshall, who, among other things, is behind the choice of the name. For example, he was the last owner of a team in the entire NFL to take on a dark-skinned player. Moreover, this happened only thanks to pressure from the federal government.Marshall’s name was removed last month from the team’s stadium and from the facilities where players train. The city of Washington also had its memorial removed in front of RFK Stadium, which was the original home of the Redskins.
Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan will wait until the end of the season to decide whether to make a permanent move to Al Ain, but says he is enjoying his time at the Pro League club.Gyan is on a one-year loan from Sunderland, the English Premier League club with whom he has a contract until 2014.“Everything is going well for me since I arrived at Al Ain,” said the Ghanaian.“I am doing so well for the club and everybody is happy [with] my performance. That’s the most important thing for me, to be really, really happy and enjoy my time at the club.“However, I can’t decide on a permanent move until I have completed my loan period.“Let me finish the season first and then decide where my future lies. I am honestly and definitely happy where I am playing now.” Gyan scored his 12th league goal, a penalty, as Al Ain beat Al Ahli on Friday night to extend their lead at the top of the Pro League to seven points over Al Jazira, the defending champions.“It was an important win and I am happy to register my name in the scoring sheet again,” he said, on his first Pro League match in more than two months since his return from national duty for his country in the African Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.“We won and I think this was more important. We didn’t play as well as we were expected and the game plan didn’t work out well for us.“We had a little difficulty because the weather is changing now. You could see after 15 minutes everybody getting tired.“So we faced a little bit difficulty but the important thing is that we returned with three points.”