ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 6: Head Coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide speaks to the media during the College Football Playoff National Championship Media Day at Philips Arena on January 6, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Alabama is the best program in the country, but even Nick Saban has to deal with injuries.The linebacking corps has been a serious trouble spot for the Crimson Tide in the last few years. That situation got worse this week.Chris Allen is out for the season due to an ACL tear. Saban confirmed the injury during a press conference this afternoon.Saban says LB Chris Allen suffered a knee injury that required surgery and he’ll be out for the season, also confirmed RT Matt Womack stepped on somebody’s foot the other day & broke his foot again, will likely be out 4-6 weeks.— Alex Byington (@_AlexByington) August 18, 2018Allen was expected to be a key second-teamer for the reigning national champions.The news is not good for Alabama, but Nick Saban’s reaction to the Chris Allen injury is pretty fantastic.Even Alabama has depth issues, despite a seemingly-never ending wave of blue-chip players joining the program. Saban reminded us of that in an incredible manner.Saban on injuries: “You all just think that every time something happens, we just shit another player…”— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) August 18, 2018Luckily for us, SEC Country’s Marq Burnett got video of Saban’s phenomenal use of press conference profanity.Nick Saban said Alabama can’t just “shit” more players pic.twitter.com/PjPzVku4Y2— Marq Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) August 18, 2018No team has recruited at the level of Alabama over the last four or five years, so the Tide definitely have more depth than the average team. Still, injuries are always tough to overcome.Alabama opens its season with Louisville on Sept. 1. The two teams are playing in Orlando.
zoom Nasdaq-listed owner and operator of tanker, container and dry bulk ships Capital Product Partners has taken delivery of the 50,000 dwt newbuilding tanker M/T Active, and agreed on new time charter employment for two of its tankers at increased day rates.M/T Active was built by South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries, and it is the first of five vessels Capital agreed to acquire from their sponsor, Capital Maritime & Trading Corp.The USD 33.5 million purchase price for the M/T Active was funded through a drawdown of USD 16.8 million under a senior secured credit facility with ING Bank N.V., and available cash, including the proceeds of the equity offering completed in September 2014.The M/T Active is chartered to Capital Maritime for a minimum charter term of 24 months (+/- 30 days) at a gross daily charter rate of USD 17,000 plus 50/50 profit share on actual earnings settled every six months.The additional four vessels Capital Product bought from Capital Maritime comprise three newbuild 9,160 TEU eco-flex container ships under construction at Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries with expected deliveries in June, August and November 2015 and an additional eco medium range product tanker under construction at Samsung Heavy Industries, with expected delivery in June 2015.In addition, Capital Product has a right of first refusal over six newbuilding eco medium range product tankers built by Samsung Heavy Industries.The three container ships are scheduled to enter into five-year time charter employment to CMA-CGM S.A., and the medium range product tanker is scheduled to enter into two-year time charter employment to Capital Maritime.The company also extended the time charter employment of the 162,397 dwt crude carrier M/T Militiadis M II to Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), for eleven months (+/- 30 days) at an increased daily rate of USD 33,000 gross. Previously, the vessel earned USD 28,000 gross per day. The new charter is expected to commence in April 2015.The 47,834 dwt M/T Avax has secured employment to Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) for three years (+/- 30 days) at USD 15,400 gross per day. The charter is expected to commence at the end of April 2015. The vessel is currently earning USD 14,750 gross per day under its time charter employment with Capital Maritime.
OPP have charged the Go Bus driver involved in fatal crash on the 407 in January.66 year-old Donald Bruce Crombie of Ancaster is facing one count of careless driving.Police say they have determined there was no mechanical failure that led to the crash that killed 56-year old Radika Nankissoor of Brampton.The Go Bus hit a guardrail, and then flipped over near Weston road. The bus was travelling from Hamilton to York University when it crashed.