Bermuda-incorporated owner and operator of dry bulk vessels GoodBulk has taken delivery of Aquarange, a 2011-built Capesize vessel. The 179,842 dwt bulker, previously known as RS Iron Range, was purchased by GoodBulk from CarVal Investors (CVI), an investment arm of Cargill, on October 26.As explained, the ship is one of seven Capesize bulk carriers acquired from funds managed by CVI and was financed with a combination of cash on hand, availability under existing credit facilities, and the issuance of new common shares.The vessel will be employed in the spot market via the Capesize Revenue Sharing Agreement (Capesize RSA) managed by C Transport Maritime SAM (CTM), GoodBulk said.Including Aquarange, GoodBulk currently has an on the water fleet of ten Capesize, one Panamax and two Supramax vessels operating in the spot market, with an additional six Capesize vessels to bedelivered between the fourth quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018.The company has an option to acquire an additional six Capesize vessels from funds managed by CVI.
He added that the prompt identificationof these high-ranking police officials will speed up their apprehension.“They can be put into administrative arrest already. Puwede na niya i-put intoquarters ang mga ‘yan. In fact, kahit na ang mga regional commanders cansummarily dismiss them and even file a case,” said Gordon.President Duterte recently revealed in a forum in Sochi, Russia that there weretwo generals who are involved in the illegal drug trade but did not identifywhether they come from the police or military.Duterte’s statement came after the revelation at the Senate hearings that outgoingPhilippine National Police chief General Oscar Albayalde asked to stop theimplementation of the dismissal order against 13 ninja cops, who conducted ananti-drug operation in Pampanga that was allegedly riddled with irregularities.While the President would let the Senate finish its investigation on ninjacops, he would wait for the recommendation of the Interior Secretary Eduardo Añoto finish his internal investigation before acting on the case./PN MANILA – Sen. Richard Gordon has dared PresidentRodrigo Duterte to reveal the names of the two generals who were allegedly“still playing” with illegal drugs. Naming the so-called “narco generals”will send a strong message that the government were not just targeting thesmall fry, stressed Gordon. “Kung alam na niya [Duterte], dapat tuluyan na niya. ‘Wag na niya kaming hintayin,” Gordon saidin an interview with DWIZ.
Back in the summer of 1998, Major League Baseball was caught up in the great homerun chase between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa. Both players battled back and forth to see who would get to that all-important 62nd home run first. While McGwire ultimately reached 62 before Sosa, fans everywhere — no matter what team they affiliated with — were captivated by the chase. It seemed nothing could go wrong in the game of baseball.Fast-forward just three short years later to 2001. San Francisco Giant slugger Barry Bonds — who was 37 years old that season — surpassed McGwire’s record of 70 home runs in a single season, and eyebrows were raised. How could a record so magical fall again in just three years? It took 37 years for McGwire to break Roger Maris’s record, and now Bonds had broken McGwire’s in just three seasons. Questions of steroids and performance-enhancing drugs began to arise. From that point on, anytime anyone in the game did anything great, thoughts of steroids came up in the back of the fans’ minds.Even when we want to believe a player is clean, evidence or tests prove they have taken some sort of steroid. Case in point: Rafael Palmeiro. During the congressional hearing, under oath, Palmeiro vehemently denied ever taking steroids. Four months later he became only the fourth player in MLB history to have 3,000 hits and 500 home runs. Then just two weeks later, it was revealed that he tested positive for steroids. Even feel-good stories have endings with a sour note. This season, St. Louis pitcher-turned-outfielder Rick Ankiel made his return to the majors with a bang by hitting a home run in his first game as an everyday player. But less than a month after his return, Ankiel is now tied up in a human growth hormone (HGH) scandal.However, it finally appears that MLB — and more specifically the Major League Baseball Players Association — can take a positive step to rid the game of performance-enhancing drugs.According to a report on ESPN.com, a mass-use blood test for HGH will be ready in the coming months. If this report is true, it is time for the union to finally step up and start thinking about the players’ health instead of ways to raise salaries to another ungodly level. They need to approve testing for HGH beginning with the 2008 season for a number of reasons. It took a congressional hearing — where legislators basically had to demand that baseball institute a tougher drug-testing program — for the players union to finally agree to drug testing. Now Donald Fehr and other union execs have a chance to do something that is not only in the best interest of the players, but the best interest of the game. They need to be proactive with this test, instead of waiting until Congress once again forces their hand. Up until now, the reason HGH wasn’t tested was because there was no test for it. Now that one will become available shortly, MLB and its union can further rid the game of performance-enhancing drugs by instituting random HGH tests. And it also appears that MLB has a chance of getting a leg up on the NFL in drug testing by implementing the HGH test as soon as it is available. In the same report on ESPN.com, NFL union head Gene Upshaw said, “There’s no way I’m having my guys punched for a blood test every time they walk into a locker room.”Fehr and the rest of the union need to change their stance and get the HGH test put in place as soon as it becomes available, for the sake of the players and the sake of the game.Greg is a senior majoring in communication arts. He is also the co-design director of The Badger Herald. He can be reached for comments at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meanwhile, the GAA has also announced that its broadcast agreement with 20 local radio stations around the country, including Tipp FM, will continue as before. The state broadcaster will televise 31 games a year with Sky showing 20 matches, 14 of them exclusive.Both stations will show the All-Ireland Hurling and Football finals.The new agreement begins next year and will continue until 2022.