Victor Conte, founder of the infamous BALCO and sort of mad scientist behind the steroid era, said he estimates that “as much as half” of current players in Major League Baseball are using performance-enhancing drugs of some kind.Conte told USA Today, “I’m not going to name names, but I’ve talked to a lot of top players in Major League Baseball, and they tell me this is what they’re doing. There is rampant use of synthetic testosterone in Major League Baseball.”Conte’s comments come after the San Francisco Giants’ star Melky Cabrera was suspended for 50 games for positive test for synthetic testosterone.Of course, MLB disagrees with Conte’s estimates.“There is no way that Victor Conte would have information that would allow him to have any basis on that,” MLB vice president Rob Manfred said. “He’s just making that up. It’s a guess. We use the very best, most sophisticated methodologies that are available.”Many baseball experts believe Conte could not be so tuned into the baseball world to have an accurate assessment. They further believe he likes being in the spotlight and misses the controversy he used to enjoy before becoming an athletic leper.Conte also indicated he wonders if “Major League Baseball has a genuine interest in stopping these guys.”Ryan Braun, the 2011 National League MVP tested positive before having his suspension overturned by an independent arbitrator, and now this year’s All-Star Game MVP has been hit with a 50-game suspension.Seems like there’s truly an effort by baseball to clean it up based on those high-profile cases. But it would not be surprising if Conte is throwing around big numbers for a cause that would benefit him.On the other hand, an even more forceful assault on PED use in baseball might make Victor Conte go away, so there’s that.
Recommended for you Missing Teen home safe, not talking Related Items:alicia duncanson, hon. akierra missick, missing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 21 Sept 2015 – “As Deputy Premier, and Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, I extend an appeal for information on the whereabouts of Alicia Duncanson also known as Leecie.”“Alicia Duncanson is a teen who was last seen on Wednesday 15th September by her mother, and reports are she was also seen over the weekend.”Earlier today I spoke with officials from the TCI Police force and the TCI Social Welfare Department who have setup a command post to lead efforts to assist in returning Leecie home.“At this moment, the command post has established two arms, one being an investigative arm and the other being a support and counselling arm. Both arms will work in tandem to bring about a swift and lasting resolution to this matter.”“Leecie, if you are hearing or seeing this please, I repeat please – contact the social welfare department on 338-2681, a team of officers has been assigned to help you and assist you if needed. If anyone is harboring this teen I would also like to invite them to contact social welfare and have her turned over in a discrete manner.”“Alicia’s mother is assisting efforts to locate her and has been receiving counselling from our professionals as we work together to ensure the wellbeing of this young child.”“The Turks & Caicos Islands is a community and regardless of the circumstances, whenever one of our own young children decides not to return home we must be ready to pitch in and assist.““In closing I repeat my call for somebody, anybody with information to come forward and help us bring Leecie home. Any person with information can contact the RTCI Police Sargent Ensa Wilson on 331-2432 or 911 or Ms. Olivia Day of the Social Welfare on 338 2681 her personal Support Officer.” Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force’s mission to combat abusive images of children online Missing Teen, still missing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 15, 2017 – Providenciales – FortisTCI (the Company) is sending a five-member crew from the Turks and Caicos Islands to assist with the restoration of electricity in Dominica, the Company announced today. It was in mid-September that Hurricane Maria, a destructive category 5 storm, wreaked havoc on the country, destroying infrastructure, demolishing homes and killing more than 25 people.The request for assistance came to FortisTCI through the Company’s membership with Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC), an association of electric services, and other stakeholders operating in the electricity industry in the Caribbean region, Central and South America and globally. CARILEC is known locally as having assisted the Turks and Caicos Islands back in 2008 following Hurricane Ike, sending 40 utility workers to help rebuild the Transmission & Distribution network on Grand Turk.FortisTCI President and CEO Eddinton Powell said, “We are thankful to be in this position. We recently completed the restoration of electricity across Turks and Caicos, and we can now extend a helping hand elsewhere in the region. It is important that we support where and when we can. Dominica needs our help right now, and I could not be more proud of the team from FortisTCI that has volunteered to go and help restore electricity to the citizens and residents there. FortisTCI is sending well wishes to everyone, and we know that our colleagues will do a superb job.”The five FortisTCI employees will depart the TCI for Dominica on Thursday, November 16, 2017, and the mission will be led by DOMLEC, Dominica’s electricity provider. The FortisTCI team will spend three weeks working as a part of the restoration efforts, joining several crews assisting from elsewhere around the Caribbean. The team is comprised of senior journeymen linemen Kavin Ewing and Aneil Lightbourne, a 3rd-year apprentice Jeffery Desir, and the Manager of Environmental Health and Safety Marcus Francis and Gregory Thomas.Press Release: FortisTCIPhoto Caption:FortisTCI volunteer crew going to Dominica to assist with electricity restoration is pictured with FortisTCI President & CEO Eddinton Powell and Senior VPs Devon Cox and Ruth Forbes. (L to R) Senior VP of Operations Devon Cox, Senior VP of Corporate Services & CFO Ruth Forbes, Linemen Supervisor Gregory Thomas, Senior Journeymen Linemen Aneil Lightbourne and Kavin Ewing, EHS Manager Marcus Francis, President & CEO Eddinton Powell. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: