first_imgShikhar Dhawan was back in form with a career-best 92 off 62 balls to anchor India’s six-wicket win over the West Indies in the third and final Twenty20 International at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday.Dhawan smashed his first fifty in eight innings in T20Is as India completed a 3-0 sweep of the Windies after 2-0 and 3-1 victories in Tests and one day international series respectively.Barring Rohit, the form of the other Indian batsmen was a concern before Sunday and the West Indies would have hoped for a consolation victory.And when Rohit and KL Rahul departed cheaply, the Windies were right in the game. India were under pressure as was Dhawan, who had had an ordinary ODI series and was yet to fire in the T20Is. But it was the perfect platform for Dhawan to show his class and he led a steep chase admirably in the company of a gutsy Rishabh Pant (58).India vs West Indies 3rd T20I: Match Report | Highlights | ScorecardThe duo stitched together a 130-run stand for the third wicket to set up India’s sensational last-ball victory.Dhawan was all praise for Pant, who became the second youngest India to score a fifty in T20Is.”It was a good match. We lost two early wickets, and I knew I had to stay at the crease. Rishabh [Pant] played well, tremendous partnership between us. He batted really well. I knew he was going after the bowlers so I took a backseat and then I joined the party after he hit a few huge sixes. It doesn’t matter to me what people say, and I just back myself and back my game,” Dhawan, who was named man of the match, said at the post match presentation ceremony.advertisementThe two were watchful after two early wickets but took off in the second half of the innings as the run rate kept climbing. Dhawan was the first to get to his fifty; he was aggressive as well as calculative and was happy to run the quick singles and twos whenever the opportunity presented itself.Pant, at the other end, played some breathtaking shots. It did not take long for Dhawan and Pant to ensure there were no nerves in a big chase. The pair pierced the gaps for boundaries, hit some outrageous sixes and ran hard to leave the Windies clueless.On Sunday, West Indies had opted to bat after winning the toss and looked set for a massive total after their openers Shai Hope and Shimeron Hetmyer took control following a watchful start. But Yuzvendra Chahal, who did not play the first two matches, snared both Windies openers quickly to bring India back in the game.Darren Bravo then anchored the innings while young Nicholas Pooran exploded late as the West Indies got back on track again. Eventually they finished with 181 for 3 off their over 20 overs.India will next be seen in action in Australia for a T20I series followed by four Tests and then a three-match ODI series.last_img read more

first_imgDecember 30, 2014 will forever be etched in the memory every Indian cricket fan, as it was the day MS Dhoni played his last Test match.It was the end of the Boxing day Test following a draw in Melbourne, Dhoni went through the paces of post-match press duties and still no one had any idea. Dhoni did say anything at the press conference or at the presentation ceremony and the ‘announcement’ was made later through a BCCI press release.The world was in shock.In his wake was a trail of records and stats that will never come close to showcasing the brilliance that was ‘MSD’.To list them out..He took over the captaincy of Team India after Anil Kumble and led to series wins in New Zealand and West Indies.It was also in 2009 under Dhoni, that India became the No.1 Test side for the first time in history.As for India-Australia bouts in the longest format, he guided India to Border-Gavaskar Trophies in 2008, 2010 and 2013(when India became the first team in more than 40 years to whitewash Australia in a Test series).He is India’s most successful captain with 179 victories from 332 matches overall and in 60 Tests, India won 27 matches under his leadership.Dhoni is the only captain in the history of cricket to win all three ICC trophies. He won the World T20 in 2007 and then the World Cup win in 2011 and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013.In limited-overs cricket, Dhoni led India to 111 wins from 200 ODIs and 41 victories from 72 T20Is.advertisementDhoni decided to step down from limited-overs captaincy as well in January 2017,handingth reigns over to Virat Kohli. He did come back for one match after 696 days to captain India against Afghanistan at the Asia Cup earlier in September this year. He thus became only the third player ever to captain his side in 200 ODIs.Yet four years have passed and the red leather ball and the white flannels miss some of the ‘Mahi magic’.There have been calls for Dhoni to retire, but staying true to himself, ‘Mahi’ has fought his way and plans to play the World Cup in 2019. May be that will be it… the final call. And like good thing, we should all enjoy MS Dhoni till he decides to call curtains.last_img read more

first_imgMohun Bagan vs NBP Rainbow AC CFL Preview: Team News, Timing, TV Details Ritabrata Banerjee Last updated 2 years ago 22:00 9/5/17 Mohun Bagan players celebrate Stephane Bayi Kamo faces his brother Yao Kouassi Bernard when Mohun Bagan play NBP Rainbow AC in the Calcutta Football League on Wednesday… With five wins in their kitty, a confident looking Mohun Bagan take on relegation-threatened NBP Rainbow AC in the sixth round of the Calcutta Football League (CFL) on Wednesday at the Mohun Bagan ground.With foreign recruits Stephane Bayi Kamo and Ansumana Kromah firing in every single match, the Green and Maroons have been flawless so far. They have scored 15 goals in five matches and conceded just two which is a very impressive record.The Kolkata giants had defeated a strong Tollygunge Agragami side in their previous match on Sunday with Kromah and Nikhil Kadam finding their names on the scoresheet. Even though the scoreline read just 2 goals in their favour, Bagan produced a strong performance against Subhash Bhowmick’s men. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Rainbow AC on the other hand have struggled to make a mark so far in their debut season in the top tier league. They have collected just four points so far from their five matches and are placed in the seventh position, just one spot above the relegation zone.The team has former Kenkre FC forward Yao Kouassi Bernard in their ranks, who is also the brother of Mohun Bagan heartthrob Stephane Bayi Kamo. It will be an interesting battle between the siblings, although Bernard is yet to produce any magic unlike his brother who has netted six times in the tournament.Shankarlal Chakraborty will miss the service of star defender Eze Kingsley due to two bookings. Bikramjit Singh is likely to replace the Nigerian at the heart of the defense while he rest of the team should remain unchanged.Kick-off: 5:00 PM (IST)Venue: Mohun Bagan groundTelecast: Kolkata TVMohun Bagan predicted XI against Rainbow ACTeam NewsInjury: NoneSuspended: Eze KingsleyDoubtful: NoneKey Player: Stephane Bayi Kamo read morelast_img read more

first_imgUEFA Champions League ‘He was a bargain at £75 million’ – Keane praises Lukaku Dejan Kalinic Last updated 2 years ago 11:03 28/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) RomeluLukaku - Cropped Getty Images UEFA Champions League Romelu Lukaku CSKA Moskva v Manchester United Manchester United CSKA Moskva The Manchester United legend believes paying £75 million for the Belgium striker was a bargain for the Red Devils Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku was a “bargain” at £75 million, according to club great Roy Keane.Lukaku continued his impressive start to his United career with a brace in a 4-1 Champions League win over CSKA Moscow on Wednesday.Lukaku 11/4 to be PL top scorer Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The Belgium international has struck 10 times in nine games in all competitions, helping Jose Mourinho’s men make a flying start to the campaign.Former United captain Keane said signing the 24-year-old from Everton was a fine piece of business by the Premier League giants.Romelu Lukaku Manchester United“He is a good player at a good age. He knows the Premier League. He was a bargain at £75 million, it was obvious he was going to score goals,” he told ITV.”He has got off to a good start. He comes across well and seems like a decent character.”His record at Everton was fantastic and clearly he has gone to a bigger club and better team, who will create so many chances for him, he will get 25-30 goals a season.”However, Keane is eager to see Lukaku deliver in big moments for United, who host Crystal Palace on Saturday.With league clashes against Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea coming up, plus the Champions League, Lukaku will get a chance to do just that.”My target for the season? I just want to win trophies.”Fighting talk from @RomeluLukaku9 pic.twitter.com/iCngf4DPov— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 27, 2017″The big test will be in the big games. For all top United strikers over the years, [it’s] been scoring the big goals in the big games,” Keane said.”We are looking at these outstanding strikers all in great form but the time to judge them will be at the end of the season when the medals and trophies are being handed out.”It’s crunch games when one goal will be the difference.”last_img read more

first_imgzoom Estonian shipping company Tallink Grupp reported a record number of passengers in 2017.During the twelve-month period, the group transported over 9.75 million passengers, a 3.2% increase compared to 9.45 million seen in 2016.Additionally, the total number of cargo units rose by 11% to 364,296 in 2017 from 328,190 in 2016.The group also reported higher passenger and cargo unit numbers in the fourth quarter of 2017, with a total of 2.3 million passengers and 97,345 cargo units transported on all Tallink’s routes.Commenting on the statistics, Veiko Haavapuu, AS Tallink Grupp’s Finance Director, said: “The steady increase in passenger and cargo unit numbers both in the fourth quarter and throughout 2017 has resulted in another record year for Tallink Grupp.”“Nearly all our routes showed an increase in passenger numbers in 2017, with the Estonia-Sweden route achieving new passenger records with more than one million passengers for the first time… Compared to 2016, the biggest increase in the number of passengers was achieved on our Latvia-Sweden route with 45.8% more passengers more travelling on this route in 2017. This is mainly due to two ships operating on the route in 2017 as compared to just one ship in 2016,” Haavapuu continued.“In cargo transportation, all our routes showed a year-on-year increase compared to 2016 statistics. Similarly to passenger transport, we witnessed the biggest increase in the number of cargo units transported also on the Latvia-Sweden route, but the number of units transported on the Estonia-Finland route also saw a good increase with 11.6% compared to 2016,” Haavapuu explained.Tallink Grupp currently owns fourteen vessels operating under the brands of Tallink and Silja Line on six different routes.last_img read more

first_imgMore than 400 adults from across the province have a reason to celebrate after graduating with their high school diploma through the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning. A series of adult education graduations will be completed today, June 26, after 23 convocations took place throughout Nova Scotia over the past two weeks. Mark Parent, Minister of Labour and Workforce Development, wished the graduates great success as they put their new skills to use during the ceremony at the Flexible Learning and Education Centres in Bedford. “I congratulate all the adult learners who recently obtained their high school diploma in Nova Scotia,” said Mr. Parent. “You are making a better life for yourselves and your families and ultimately, you are contributing to the continued prosperity of our province. “I am excited to see the many contributions you will make in Nova Scotia’s workforce.” The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning is an initiative of the Department of Labour and Workforce Development. Since its inception in 2001, almost 2,800 adult Nova Scotians of all backgrounds have graduated with a high school diploma. “The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning is about providing flexible opportunities for adults to return to learning and gain the skills and credentials they need to succeed in the community and workplace,” said Bobbi Boudreau, director of the adult education division, Department of Labour and Workforce Development. “The overwhelming majority of our graduates go on to successfully complete post-secondary studies and/or find meaningful employment.” The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning co-ordinates a range of education programs for adults who want to improve their literacy skills and/or complete their high school diploma. More than 140 tuition-free programs are offered across the province in partnership with the Nova Scotia Community College, regional school boards, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations.last_img read more

first_imgOver $1 million of funding has been announced for green technology projects that will help Nova Scotia go green. MLA Maurice Smith, on behalf of Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau, made the announcement today, July 28, in Antigonish. It comes from the ecoNova Scotia Fund for Clean Air and Climate Change. “The government is showing genuine leadership by working closely with municipalities, businesses and community organizations to support green technologies that will help fight climate change and reduce operating costs,” said Mr. Smith. More than $400,000 will help The Town of Antigonish and county transform an existing retail building into a new library and program space, set to become a green showcase facility for the community and the province. Northumberland Regional High School receives over $10,500 in funding to install a small wind turbine and two solar panels that will power school computers and form the basis of hands-on lessons in green energy. Archibald Dairy Farm, a fifth generation farm in Newtown, Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s, receives more than $200,000 for a Biogas Energy Production project that will use green technology to turn cow manure and biosolids into heat and electricity for the farm. “This project will allow us to capture greenhouse gas emissions from our farm and convert them into renewable energy,” said Ian Archibald. “It is part of our long-term goals for minimizing the environmental footprint of our dairy farm, and for creating an exciting work environment to draw young farm entrepreneurs into the industry.” Other projects receiving funding are from Municipality of the District of Guysborough, Pictou County and the Town of New Glasgow. These projects are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 1200 tonnes – equal to taking 250 cars off the road – and cut more than 2,000 kilograms of major air pollutant emissions. ecoNova Scotia funded projects help meet the objectives of the Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act and the Climate Change Action Plan. The ecoNova Scotia fund is administering funding from an original $42.5 million grant from the government of Canada. With this announcement, ecoNova Scotia has funded a total of 147 projects. All funding is now committed and no new applications are being accepted. For more information on the fund, please visit www.gov.ns.ca/ecoNovaScotia .last_img read more

first_imgLondon: Swiss legend Roger Federer rallied from a set down to defeat Kei Nishikori 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 and set up a showdown in the Wimbledon semifinals against arch-rival Rafael Nadal, a contest that will be their first at the Cathedral of Tennis since the epic 2008 men’s singles final. Nadal also struggled in the early going of his quarterfinal match on Wednesday against American Sam Querrey before finding a higher gear to win 7-5, 6-2, 6-2, reports Efe news. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together With his 100th match victory at the Wimbledon, the most he has recorded at any of the four Grand Slam tournaments, 37-year-old Federer set up the dream contest once more against Nadal that fans have been waiting for ever since the draw was unveiled. Ahead of that contest, Federer told the media he expected a different match than the ones they played at Wimbledon more than a decade ago. Last month the two met in another epic clash at the Roland Garros, where the Spaniard defeated the Swiss veteran. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open “(He has) improved so much over the years on this surface. He’s playing also very different than he used to. We haven’t played each other in a long, long time on this surface. He’s serving way different. I remember back in the day how he used to serve, and now how much bigger he’s serving, how much faster he finishes points,” the Swiss said. When Federer and Nadal meet in Friday’s match, it will be their first match at Wimbledon since the 2008 final, when the Spaniard held off a thrilling comeback by the Swiss to win 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-7 (8-10), 9-7. That contest was the longest final ever at Wimbledon and — considering the occasion and the pedigree of the two competitors — is widely considered the greatest match in tennis history. Prior to that match-up, Federer — winner of a record eight Wimbledon men’s singles titles — had defeated Nadal in the 2006 and 2007 finals at the All England Club. The legendary status of Federer and Nadal has only increased since 2008, with the Swiss now holding the record for most Grand Slam men’s singles titles with 20 and the Spaniard currently in second place all time with 18. The winner of the Federer-Nadal blockbuster though may not even be the favourite in Sunday’s final. Serbian world No. 1 Novak Djokovic was in sublime form in brushing aside Belgium’s David Goffin on Wednesday and will be the heavy favourite when he takes on Spain’s Roberto Bautista-Agut in Friday’s other men’s singles semifinal.last_img read more

first_imgThe Duchess of Cornwall recently hosted a reception in support of survivors of rape and sexual abuse at Clarence House.The Duchess of Cornwall (right) talks to guests during a reception in support of survivors of rape and sexual abuse at Clarence HouseCredit/Copyright: http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/news-and-diary/supporting-survivors-of-rape-and-sexual-abuseThe Duchess organised the reception, whose guests included Home Secretary Theresa May and Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer, to bring together political figures, rape support groups and rape survivors.The Duchess, who has visited nine rape crisis and sexual assault referral centres in the UK since 2009, spoke to those present of the importance of forming a “united front to help victims of rape and sexual abuse”.She said: “Over the past few years, I have seen for myself some of the remarkable work being undertaken by representatives of rape crisis organisations, the National Health Service and the police across the country.“During my visits to some of these centres I have been so impressed by the professionalism and commitment of the individuals who provide a lifeline to the women, the children and the men, who have been left shamed and traumatised and made to feel so worthless through no fault of their own.”She spoke of the need to end the taboo surrounding rape and sexual abuse, adding: “Perhaps, from this small beginning, we will be able to build a future where society will simply not tolerate rape and sexual abuse any longer.”Survivor Mia James chatted to The Duchess for several minutes following her speech. Ms James, from south-east London, said: “I just thanked her for her support.“We need somebody high profile to raise awareness for the common man, because our juries are made up of each and every one of us – and each and every one of us has misconceptions about rape, misconceptions about the causes of rape.“It’s a case of wanting to get the message out as to what it’s all about, and I’m really happy we’ve got The Duchess doing that.”The Duchess said it was “shocking” that relatively few rapes resulted in a conviction.In her speech, she said: “This challenging and emotive subject has been brought to the fore in recent months with some shocking news stories – although it is by no means a new story.“The findings of the Government’s recent report into sexual offending revealed once again that the number of victims reporting these crimes is still only a tiny proportion of the total and even fewer of those cases end in a conviction.”Ms James agreed that more people need to speak out about rape and sexual assault.She said: “I want people to stop sweeping us under the carpet. I want this to be something that is not associated with the word ‘taboo’.“With someone as high profile as The Duchess, survivors will feel more comfortable coming out with their stories. They can report it and know there is no stigma attached.”Mr Starmer admitted that “hard work” was needed to increase victims’ confidence and lead more of them to report their rape.He said The Duchess’s contribution was “really positive”.“It’s fantastic that she’s shown such a level of commitment to this important area,” he added. “Bringing these people together is a very significant step. We’re working together more than we were – but we need to continue to do so.”Ms May said the meeting highlighted the fact there are many victims of rape and sexual violence, with more needing to be done to support them.She added that the Government had ringfenced funding which would provide funding for rape crisis centres, emphasising their importance.Mumsnet co-founder Justine Roberts also attended the reception.Mumsnet has a campaign called We Believe You, which aims to challenge rape myths and raise awareness of the impact of sexual violence on people’s lives.Ms Roberts said of today’s meeting: “You can really tell she’s spoken to victims. She feels very passionately about the issue.”The meeting was the first time such a wide range of representatives from various UK groups had met to focus solely on issues surrounding rape and sexual abuse, a Clarence House spokeswoman said.Source:PrinceOfWales.gov.uklast_img read more

Rabat- A unit of customs police in the city of Agadir seized on Friday 7,6 tonnes of smuggled second-hand clothes that were hidden in a truck.The smuggled merchandize was hidden under bags of potato seeds, said the  Moroccan state-run press agency Maghreb Arabe Press (MAP) on Saturday.The seizure of the smuggled second-hand clothes took place in the industrial zone of Ait Melloul near Agadir. Moroccan police forces have recently been active in countering smuggling crimes.On Thursday Moroccan customs announced the seizure of 8,300 unused mobile phones of different brands on Wednesday at the Guerguerat border crossing to Mauritania.The mobile phones were hidden on a truck registered in Mauritania, according MAP .On October 7 four suspect from three different African countries were arrested in Casablanca airport as they were trying to smuggle drugs in their stomachs.The “drug mules” were taken to the Ibn Rochd University hospitals where 4,85 kilos of cocaine pellets were extracted from their stomachs.Four days earlier, the Moroccan Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ) announced the seizure of a record drug quantity. 2,588 kilos of raw cocaine were recovered in different locations across Morocco.The wholesale value of the huge confiscated drugs quantity was estimated by BCIJ to total USD 2.7 billion. read more

Stephane Dujarric told reporters at UN Headquarters in New York that Mr. Annan is dispatching his Special Political Adviser Vijay Nambiar and his Special Envoy Terje Roed-Larsen, who are scheduled to leave tomorrow and then return at some point next week.The full programme of meetings for Mr. Nambiar and Mr. Roed-Larsen has not yet been set, Mr. Dujarric added, but their role will be to help Mr. Annan fulfil his duties under the Council resolution to help the parties meet their commitments.In New York today, Mr. Annan also held a meeting with Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni about the current situation. Speaking to reporters after their encounter, the Foreign Minister said, “Part of the discussion that I had with Secretary-General Annan assured me that we have the same goals.”Mr. Nambiar and Mr. Roed-Larsen will set off as Deputy Secretary-General Mark Malloch Brown chairs a meeting tomorrow at UN Headquarters of potential troop contributing countries for the expanded UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).Resolution 1701, passed unanimously by the Council, called for an expanded force of up to 15,000 peacekeepers to help the Lebanese army deploy 15,000 of its own troops to exert control over the country’s southern flank as the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) simultaneously withdraws from those areas it occupies. This expansion was slated to follow a cessation of hostilities between the IDF and Hizbollah, which came into effect on Monday morning local time.Yesterday a senior UN official said the Organization wants to see a strengthened UNIFIL as soon as practicable, with a vanguard unit of some 3,000 or 3,500 troops possibly in place on the ground within the next 10 days or so. He called for firm commitments from nations at tomorrow’s meeting of potential troop contributors. read more

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Major U.S. stock indexes rose to record highs on Monday, led by big gains in energy companies as the price of crude oil moved sharply higher, which is positive news for the long-struggling energy sector.Investors also applauded several corporate deals, and technology companies, which have been lagging the market in recent weeks, posted solid gains. Makers of basic materials and utility companies also climbed.The price of oil jumped 4 per cent ahead of a meeting of OPEC countries, who collectively produce more than a third of the world’s oil. OPEC has agreed on the outlines of a deal to reduce production in an attempt to support flagging oil prices, which are still far lower than they were two years ago. That would in turn lift energy company profits.Stocks reached all-time highs over the summer and have built on those gains since the election. On Monday the Dow Jones industrial average, Standard & Poor’s 500, and Nasdaq composite all set records. So did the Russell 2000, an index of smaller companies, and the S&P’s small- and mid-size company indexes.The last time all those indexes set records on the same day was Dec. 31, 1999, according to Ryan Detrick, senior market strategist for LPL Financial.The Dow rose 88.76 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 18,956.69. The S&P 500 climbed 16.28 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 2,198.18. The Nasdaq composite jumped 47.35 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 5,368.86.Benchmark U.S. crude oil rose to its highest price this month. It gained $1.80, or 3.9 per cent, to $47.49 a barrel while Brent crude, the international standard, rose $2.04, or 4.4 per cent, to $48.90 a barrel in London. That led to gains for energy companies. Marathon Oil added 86 cents, or 5.5 per cent, to $16.48 and Exxon Mobil added $1.21, or 1.4 per cent, to $86.49.OPEC representatives will meet in Vienna on Nov. 30. They have agreed to preliminary terms of a deal that will trim oil production, but the details remain to be determined. Quincy Krosby, market strategist at Prudential Financial, said investors are encouraged by the effort, but she doesn’t think a deal, if one happens, will do much to lead to sustainably higher oil prices.“There’s nothing to suggest the agreement’s going to hold,” she said. “When all is said and done, supply and demand will ultimately dictate the price.”Meat producer Tyson Foods tumbled $9.76, or 14.5 per cent, to $57.60. The company’s fourth-quarter profit and sales fell far short of Wall Street’s forecasts as Tyson’s chicken business struggled. The company also said CEO Donnie Smith will step down at the end of this year, and company president Tom Hayes will replace him.Competitor Hormel Foods lost 64 cents, or 1.8 per cent, to $34.94.Small-company stocks have surged since the election. The Russell 2000 has risen for 12 days in a row.Technology stocks also made substantial gains. They have lagged the market since the election after very strong performance over the summer. Facebook rose $4.75, or 4.1 per cent, to $121.77 while online payments company PayPal advanced 55 cents, or 1.4 per cent, to $40.63 and Apple picked up $1.69, or 1.5 per cent, to $111.75.Identity theft and fraud protection company LifeLock jumped $3.06, or 14.7 per cent, to $23.81 after security software maker Symantec agreed to buy the company for $2.3 billion. The deal values LifeLock at $24 a share. Symantec picked up 77 cents, or 3.2 per cent, to $24.52, a sign investors approve of the purchase.Sunoco Logistics agreed to buy Energy Transfer Partners in an all-stock deal worth about $20 billion. Both companies are involved in the Dakota Access oil pipeline, a project that’s been the subject of protests for months. A portion of that pipeline would pump oil under Lake Oahe, a reservoir in North Dakota, and the local Standing Rock Sioux tribe says it fears a leak could contaminate the drinking water on its reservation. The tribe also says the pipeline could disturb sacred sites.Both companies traded lower after the deal was announced, as they won’t distribute as much cash to shareholders after combining. Energy Transfer Partners lost $2.85, or 7.2 per cent, to $36.52 and Sunoco Logistics skidded $1.72, or 6.6 per cent, to $24.47. Energy Transfer Equity, the general partner of Energy Transfer Partners, picked up 63 cents, or 3.6 per cent, to $17.92.Gold inched up $1.10 to $1,209.80 an ounce. Silver lost 10 cents to $16.52 an ounce. Copper climbed 5 cents, or 1.9 per cent, to $2.52 a pound.The dollar slipped after trading at 13-year highs last week. The euro rose to $1.0612 from $1.0599. The dollar rose to 111.07 yen from 110.63 yen.Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note slipped to 2.32 per cent from 2.35 per cent. That helped utility stocks. They stocks tend to do better when bond yields fall because investors seeking income buy them for their big dividends.In other energy trading, wholesale gasoline gained 6 cents, or 4.3 per cent, to $1.40 a gallon. Heating oil rose 7 cents, or 4.6 per cent, to $1.52 per gallon. Natural gas rose 11 cents, or 4 per cent, to $2.95 per 1,000 cubic feet.France’s CAC-40 index rose 0.6 per cent while the DAX of Germany picked up 0.2 per cent. The FTSE 100 index in Britain rose less than 0.1 per cent. The Nikkei 225 of Japan rose 0.8 per cent. South Korea’s Kospi dipped 0.4 per cent and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong edged up less than 0.1 per cent.____AP Markets Writer Marley Jay can be reached at http://twitter.com/MarleyJayAP His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/journalist/marley-jay US stock indexes bust records as oil prices jump by Marley Jay, The Associated Press Posted Nov 21, 2016 8:08 am MDT Last Updated Nov 21, 2016 at 5:49 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Specialists David Haubner, left, and Anthony Rinaldi work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. U.S. stocks are rising in early trading as the price of oil jumps and energy companies move higher, keeping indexes at record highs. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) read more

Then-redshirt freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) runs with the ball during a game against Michigan on Nov. 29 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won 42-28. Credit: Lantern File PhotoAfter losing its first game in 23 tries against Michigan State last Saturday, No. 8 Ohio State (10-1, 6-1) has to recover quickly before a meeting with No. 10 Michigan (9-2, 6-1). Here are five things The Lantern’s sports editors Ryan Cooper and Kevin Stankiewicz will be keeping an eye on starting at noon on Saturday in Ann Arbor, Michigan.Zeke backing up his wordsAfter the loss to Michigan State, it was well-publicized that junior running back Ezekiel Elliott went on a rant in which he criticized the play calling and announced he would be leaving Columbus after the season.In that emotional press conference, however, the St. Louis native also made a declaration that the sting from the loss would have the Buckeyes show an intensity not seen before to make sure it doesn’t happen again.“We’re hungry. I’m personally not going to let anyone slack off,” Elliott said after the game. “This game means the world to us and everyone in Ohio, and we represent everyone in Ohio. We’re going to come out, and we’re going to play a hell of a ballgame, you’ll see. It’s going to look like a new team.”It is certainly reasonable to expect Elliott to receive more than the 12 carries he did against the Spartans, but what he does with his workload will be an intriguing storyline to watch on Saturday.Elliott’s Heisman Trophy aspirations took a major hit with the loss and only 32 yards in Ohio Stadium, but he still has a chance to make a major statement in The Game, especially given the microscope he will be put over by OSU and national observers alike.Elliott needs 170 yards to pass Eddie George for the second-most rushing yards in OSU history. While that is certainly the furthest thing from his mind heading into Saturday, if he backs up his words, he could very well get there and help keep OSU’s slim playoff hopes alive.Will there be a rivalry moment?As anyone knows, the rivalry between OSU and Michigan is one of the most heated in college football, if not all of sports.With that rivalry territory comes a fair share of moments that capture just how much the teams dislike each other beyond being two of the most storied programs.Taunting, trash-talking, shoving and all-out fighting is always on the table when the two teams meet.The last time the game was played in Michigan Stadium in 2013, it turned out to be a fight that highlighted the afternoon. In the second quarter, OSU then-freshman running back Dontre Wilson got into a skirmish with a group of Michigan players after a kick return, which turned into a brawl. Wilson was ejected for his role in the incident, as was former OSU offensive lineman Marcus Hall and Michigan then-sophomore linebacker Royce Jenkins-Stone.Hall made a memorable exit with a double-handed gesture toward the fans at The Big House.OSU senior linebacker Joshua Perry said he and other veterans on the team have taken measures to make sure the young players don’t let the emotions of the game overwhelm them, but it still would not be an OSU-Michigan game without some memorable moments to accentuate just how little the teams care for each other.Salt in the woundAs Perry said earlier in the week, the team knows Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is going to use redshirt freshman safety Jabrill Peppers one way or another across the field.The question is just how much the Wolverines lean on the do-it-all star.Peppers will obviously be lined up in the secondary throughout the game, while also getting rush attempts, lining up as a receiver, returning punts and stepping in to play linebacker or even moving all the way to the defensive line.Harbaugh has shown in the past that he is not afraid to rely heavily on the former top recruit in the country from East Orange, New Jersey. And in The Game, which coaches keep in the back of their minds throughout the entire season, he could be saving Peppers’ best performance for last.On the year, Peppers has 40 tackles, including 5.5 for a loss, 11 rushes for 43 yards and two touchdowns, six receptions for 54 yards and 17 punt returns for 194 yards.Peppers is arguably the best athlete in the country, and Harbaugh might use every ounce of that athleticism to keep the Buckeyes on their toes throughout the afternoon.Jake Rudock vs. Ohio State’s secondary All season long, the narrative surrounding the OSU defense was that it can impede offenses manned by pocket-passers, but as soon as a team quarterbacked a mobile player — like Maryland’s Perry Hills, Indiana’s Zander Diamond or Michigan State’s two backups from last week — the defense, especially the secondary, became vulnerable.On Saturday, that narrative will be tested for accuracy. Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock is playing some of the best football in the country over the last three weeks. The redshirt senior has thrown for an average of 344 yards and three touchdowns, including a school-record six scores against Indiana. On top of that, Rudock, a graduate transfer from Iowa, also has the ability to move a little. He by no means will be confused with a scrambling quarterback, but the 6-foot-3 Floridian has caused secondaries issues with his improvising skills. For the season, Rudock has gained 222 yards on the ground, with a net yardage of 145. Michigan will rarely call any designed runs for Rudock, but Harbaugh likes to get him on the move a little bit with bootleg plays. Then, factor in his ability to step up in the pocket and pick up chunks of yards with his highly efficient performance in the throw game, and there is reason to have concern for the OSU secondary. The matchup between Rudock and the OSU secondary could potentially be the most important factor in deciding which team wins The Game. Seniors playing their final regular-season game Last week, the OSU seniors played their final game inside Ohio Stadium. It didn’t go as they planed.But now, they will play their final regular-season game with a shot at redemption and a fourth pair of gold pants.Some of the seniors who will be playing in The Game for the final time include left tackle Taylor Decker, right tackle Chase Ferris, H-back Braxton Miller and Perry. Others include tight end Nick Vannett, defensive end Adolphus Washington and defensive tackle Tommy Schutt.With it being their final regular-season game, it can be expected that there will be some added pep in their step as they try to avoid a two-game skid to end the season. Their senior day at the ‘Shoe did not go according to script, but for many of them, a win over Michigan could help alleviate the bad memories from last week. The performance of the seniors — and whether or not they bounce back or fall flat — will have a huge impact in The Game. read more

Ohio State redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga corrals a rebound during the first half of the Buckeyes’ game against Quinnipiac on Nov. 15. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorOhio State should not have had a problem securing rebounds during Sunday afternoon’s 85-76 win against Washington. The Huskies were outrebounded by Idaho State 46-27 in their season-opening loss, then lost the rebounding battle to BYU 43-39 in a 80-72 win. They did not play anyone taller than 6-foot-1 against the Buckeyes, while Ohio State started 6-foot-3 forward Stephanie Mavunga and played forwards Alexa Hart (6-foot-3) and Makayla Waterman (6-foot-2).Yet, Washington (1-2) pulled down 46 rebounds, with 17 coming on the offensive glass, and No. 9 Ohio State (4-1) controlled 40 boards.“I think it’s two-fold,” Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff said after the game. “It’s discipline because you can really want it, but if you’re not hitting your person and running by and going and getting the ball, then that’s a problem. So it’s discipline, and then it’s want-to. We lacked in both areas today.”In the first half, the discrepancy was even more apparent as Washington held a 28-17 advantage on the glass. The visiting team had 12 offensive rebounds by halftime, which nearly equalled Ohio State’s 14 defensive rebounds.Ohio State senior forward Alexa Hart takes a shot during the Buckeyes’ game against Washington on Nov. 19. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports Editor“We were terrible on the boards. I still feel like, even in the second half,” Mavunga said. “And it’s kind of bad because we’ve been really working on that, he’s been really emphasizing boxing out, hitting your person, going to get the rebound.”The struggles to secure boards against Washington did not come as a complete shock. The Buckeyes outrebounded Idaho 59-35, but Louisville outrebounded Ohio State 47-29. And though McGuff’s team held a 55-41 rebound advantage against Quinnipiac, the Bobcats had just one less first-half rebound than the Buckeyes.But the recent rebounding struggles come in stark contrast to how Ohio State opened the season. In the Buckeyes first game of the season, a 85-64 victory against Stanford, they dominated the glass. Mavunga set a school record with 26 rebounds and her team held a commanding 64-41 rebounding edge. It seemed rebounding could be an area of strength for Ohio State after it had multiple seasons of meager totals.“Did we get worse at rebounding or did we not try hard enough today?,” McGuff asked. “I think we probably know the answer to that.”Ohio State plays a starting lineup that features just one post player in Mavunga. Though Mavunga has four double-doubles in five games and became the third player to average a double-double in program history last season, she doesn’t receive much help from fellow tall forwards. The Buckeyes start a four-guard lineup featuring Kelsey Mitchell, Sierra Calhoun, Asia Doss and Linnae Harper, and play the group for much of the game. Of the four, only Calhoun stands taller than 5-foot-8, and she rarely enters the post due to her shooting ability.Instead, Harper, who is listed at 5-foot-8, acts as a quasi-forward at times, crashing the glass. The scrappy guard picked up nine rebounds against the Huskies. She corralled 18 rebounds against Idaho, 10 against Quinnipiac, 11 against Stanford and seven versus Louisville. McGuff understands the negatives posed by playing a four-guard lineup, but said he likes the ability to play different lineups and not feel like the team is lacking rebounding despite not playing a lineup featuring taller players.“The thing that I like about it is she can rebound around the basket, where she gets in kind of wrestling matches with people,” McGuff said. “She can also come from the perimeter and rebound. She gives us a lot of versatility and with her rebounding, it allows us to play in a lot of different ways.”Mavunga said continued rebounding struggles would keep the Buckeyes from reaching their desired success, but believes the problem will be quashed with further practice.“I think that we’re going to be really holding ourselves accountable and holding our teammates accountable, especially starting this week in practice,” Mavunga said. “We’ve already fessed up and we’ve already realized the problem.”Ohio State’s ability to beat top-level teams depends on progress in overcoming its rebound struggles. And given the steps back since the beginning of the season, the progress has already begun, but it has been in the wrong direction. read more

“When the error was pointed out to him, he said ‘I’ve messed up, haven’t I? What will happen to me?'”The soldiers were firing in an inherently dangerous way. That situation was in contention with the clear rules and training Cpt Price had received months before.”Lieutenant Colonel Richard Bell, 45, of the Infantry Training Battalion and Warrant Officer Stuart Pankhurst, 40, of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment, are also accused of acting negligently in assisting Cpt Price and failing to review the exercise.Mr Lickley said all three defendants “played a part in the catastrophe.”.Cpt Price denies manslaughter by gross negligence while Lt Col Bell and WO2 Pankhurst deny negligently performing a duty.The trial continues. A young soldier was killed on a training exercise after an Army officer showed “a total disregard” for safety, a court martial has heard.Ranger Michael Maguire, 21, of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment, was shot in the forehead while relaxing with fellow soldiers at the Castlemartin Ranges, Pembrokeshire.The fatal bullet was fired more than half a mile away by other members of their company on a neighbouring range who would have been visible during the live ammunition drill.Captain Jonathan Price, 32, now of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish, is accused of manslaughter by gross negligence after setting up the “catastrophic” exercise in which troops were firing in an “inherently dangerous” way.Nigel Lickley QC, prosecuting, told the trial at Bulford Military Court, Wilts, that Cpt Price was responsible for “significant” and “extensive” failings after setting up targets outside safe zones of fire.”Not only did he fail his men, but his failings contributed towards Rgr Maguire’s death,” he said.“His death was foreseeable and Cpt Price’s negligence was so bad we judge this to be criminal.”Common sense if this situation says you do not point guns at people, you do not design, permit or allow an activity that allows machine guns to fire directly in line with your men.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Rgr Maguire, from Cork, Ireland, had joined the battalion two years earlier, in 2010, and had already served in Afghanistan.Seconds before he was shot, he told a fellow soldier “these rounds are getting dangerously close”.Cpt Price is accused of failing to attend a recce of the range when planning the exercises and of placing targets too close together.Mr Lickley told the panel: “Crucially, he allowed firing to take place beyond the permitted arcs of fire.”Such was the total disregard for the safety of his men that a public beach 3km away and anyone on it was put at risk of being hit, given the range of the weapons being used.”It’s fortunate there were not more casualties.”The panel of seven senior officers hearing the case were told that the exercise, in May 2012, was designed to prepare the troops for deployment to Kenya later that year.Mr Lickley QC said Cpt Price wrongly placed targets in the range on mounds outside of the arc of fire, meaning Rgr Maguire was in the line of fire and hit by a stray bullet which missed the target.”In short, the exercises that Cpt Price planned resulted in his men firing at others, others that he knew were there, that he put there,” he said. read more

first_imgToday it is more important than ever to plan robustly and be able to react quickly to change. Minemax has announced some of its plans for product development. Since its introduction in February this year at SME, Minemax Planner for rapid high-level strategic planning has attracted a lot of attention. New users say that it is easy to use, is much faster than traditional tools and can handle very large models. Minemax has the following development planned:Block attribute-based slope region definitionsMore accurate modelling of geo-technical slope across region boundariesModelling riskEnhanced scenario and sensitivity analysisSeamless integration with Minemax Scheduler.Integrated waste dump schedule optimisation has recently been added to Minemax Scheduler. Many customers have now been trained in this new area and are developing integrated pit and waste dump optimal schedules. Some new developments in Minemax Scheduler on the horizon include:Enhanced capex modelling for trucking, including multiple instances and decaying capacityA new capex framework for supply chain that allows capex dependencies and mandatory minimum time lag between capex decisionsBatching optimisation scenariosSeamless integration with Minemax Planner.iGantt for activity-based production scheduling has the following new additions planned:64-bit deploymentNew reporting options for resourcesExtended api functions to expand integration optionsA new licensing framework to enable flexible network licensingTempo for integrated mine planning has the following new additions planned:Extended optimization modelling for resources and stockpilesDetailed financial reportingMore options for automated precedence generation64-bit deployment.last_img read more

first_img Source: IDF/Twitter Hundreds of refugees in Al-Tuffah in Gaza City were seen living in classrooms, hanging laundry off balconies and queueing up for food handouts. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesIn Israel all gatherings larger than 500 people within 40 kilometres of Gaza have been banned and kindergarten and summer camps can only operate if there is a bomb shelter in the immediate vicinity. Every rocket fired by Hamas is meant to kill Israeli civilians. Every rocket is a war crime.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) August 8, 2014 Source: AP/Press Association ImagesDEADLY HOSTILITIES HAVE engulfed Gaza again where a 12-year-old boy was killed and Israeli warplanes struck targets in retaliation for dozens of Palestinian cross-border rocket attacks.It’s exactly one month after Israel launched an air campaign to destroy Hamas rockets and bases. A proposed extension of the 72-hour ceasefire that had been in place while leaders attended talks in Cairo were rejected by Hamas this morning and rockets injured two people in Israel. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the military to strike back “forcefully to the Hamas breach of the ceasefire”.And so ended a three day lull in a month of fighting which has killed at least 1,894 Palestinians and 67 people on the Israeli side, almost all soldiers. In Gaza, 447 of those who lost their lives were children.One such child was 12-year-old Ibrahim Al-Dawansa, killed during an air strike today. His grief-stricken family carried his body through the streets for his funeral earlier. Source: AP/Press Association Images Source: AP/Press Association ImagesSix other people were injured in the strike near a mosque in the city.After the ceasefire was broken today, families who had left UN-run schools during the ceasefire, again fled their homes and returned to the shelters. Source: AP/Press Association Images Source: AP/Press Association Images The Israeli army said Palestinian militants fired 33 rockets at the Jewish state, wounding a civilian and a soldier in the south, and that “terror sites” had been targeted in Gaza. “We will continue to strike Hamas, its infrastructure, its operatives and restore security for the State of Israel,” said army spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner.Back home, meanwhile, Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has expressed his “profound regret” at the resumption of hostilities in Gaza.In a statement this evening, he urged his EU counterparts to “effectively address the underlying causes” of the violence.The continuing suffering of ordinary people and the humanitarian catastrophe that is unfolding in Gaza are totally unacceptable.- With reporting by AFP.Read:Hamas rejects extension of ceasefire, but denies firing rockets>Explainer: What is happening in Gaza?>last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A night of musical theatre, featuring plays Animals and Plants in their Habits and Bullies Anonymous, will be presented by the students of St John Greek Orthodox College on Saturday 7 September. The teaching staff and the students of the College invited community members, friends and parents to honour their school production with their presence. Light refreshments will be provided by the Parents Association.The event will be held on Saturday, 7 September, from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, at the Sports & Arts Centre of the College (21 Railway Place West, Preston VIC 3072). Tickets can be purchased at door (family of four: $35; adult: $15; children: $5).If you wish to attend, RSVP to Lisa Galanis on (03) 9480 5300 by Monday, 2 September.last_img

first_img WWE is featuring a preview for tonight’s RAW in San Diego, including five things you should know about the show before it airs live tonight.This includes:1. Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins rematch for the Intercontinental Title2. Extreme Rules multi-man match in the works3. Nia Jax is looking for retribution against Alexa Bliss4. Kevin Owens and Baron Corbin form an alliance5. Bayley and Sasha Banks are friends no moreDon’t forget to join us for live coverage of RAW tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 CT).Dolph Ziggler talks his title defense tonightWWE is featuring an interview with Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler where he talks about his rematch against Seth Rollins tonight on RAW. Twitter Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Facebook Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAWlast_img read more

first_imgThe proxy forms mailed out to Alaska Native Corporations’ shareholders could get a little longer next year. The state Division of Banking and Securities is proposing new regulations that would require more information on the proxy solicitations sent to shareholders when they elect board members, and impose a new fee for the corporations.The state Division of Banking and Securities is proposing new regulations for the Alaska Native corporations under its purview, including requiring additional information on proxy forms and charging the corporations a new fee. The state is currently taking public comment on the possible changes.As proposed, Bristol Bay Native Corp., Choggiung and 42 other corporations formed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act would be required to disclose more information on their proxy solicitation materials; other smaller corporations are not subject to those state regulations. The information provided must also be filed with the division of banking and securities.Proxy solicitations are typically sent out as part of the board election process. It’s a written authorization that gives someone permission to vote a person’s shares. Often, they’re sent out by the corporation, and used by the board to vote for the board slate of candidates. The state is also proposing to add information to non-board solicitations of proxies. Shareholders also have the option of direct voting, casting their own vote, based on candidates provided by the board.But typically, all shareholders receive a proxy, and the state wants that document to be more informative. State banking and securities director Kevin Anselm said the proposed changes developed out of suggestions from the corporations themselves, and a 2012 federal review of the corporations.“It’s going to give shareholders more information, because the proxy solicitation materials will need to have additional information in them related to the current directors, and for people who are soliciting proxy votes to be elected (to) the board,” she said.The proposed information includes the number of board and committee meeting attended, other directorships a board member holds, certain financial transactions with the corporation or its subsidiaries, compensation, adverse legal proceedings, and other facts about the leadership structure.The state has oversight over Native Corporations that have $1 million in assets and 500 shareholders. Right now, the 12 original regional corporations and 32 village corporations meet that threshold.Bristol Bay Native Corp., Choggiung, and Paug Vik all meet the standard and would be subject to the new regulations. Other Bristol Bay area village corporations such as Igiugig Native Corp., Iliamna Development Corp., and Pedro Bay Corp. do not.BBNC Vice President and associate general counsel Dan Cheyette said counsel for several regional corporations have been following the issue and have had informal discussions about it.“Overall, we are supportive of the efforts to make the changes and update the regulations, at least with respect to the proxy requirement,” Cheyette said, noting that BBNC already provides much of the information.Cheyette said the corporations will suggest some changes to the state on the proxy regulations, and are also asking the state to clarify some of the terms in the regulations, such as adverse legal proceedings and family.“The whole point of these is to provide shareholders with the relevant information so they can choose the best candidates for the boards,” Cheyette said. “And we don’t necessarily know that everything they’re asking for is needed to do that and will be helpful in doing that.”Cheyette said the corporations he’s spoken with are more wary of another component of the proposed regulation: a new fee.The state is asking the corporations under its purview to pay a $250 fee, plus a second fee that could be as much as $25,000, depending on a corporation’s assets, Anselm said.“It’s a brand new fee,” Anselm said. “There have never been fees paid by the ANCSA corporations for the state administration of this program.”That would help the state recoup the costs of regulating the corporations, Anselm said.BBNC and the other regional corporations have the largest assets according to the state’s data, and Cheyette said he has every reason to assume that BBNC would fall at the upper end of the sliding scale fee.“We think what’s being proposed is unfair,” Cheyette said. “The fees, there’s an annual fee that is proposed to be charged that can very quickly slide up to as much as $25,000 dollars. And to make a long story short, I think they’re basically trying to balance their agency budget on the backs of the ANCs, because I don’t think any of the ANCS get $25,000 worth of services.”Neither the proxy requirements nor the fees are set in stone. The proposed regulations are out for public comment through Nov. 24. The division will also accept questions through Nov. 13, and provide written responses to those questions.Cheyette said the corporations plan to comment.“We’ve had informal talks with the agency all along, we’re going to continue to have those, we’re going to comment, we hope that we can come up with sensible final rules and a fee schedule that works both for the corporations and the agency and it’s an ongoing process,” he said.After the comment period closes, Anselm said the division will consider the comments and make any changes to the proposed regulations it deems necessary.Eventually, the final version of the regs will go to the lieutenant governor to sign before they are enacted.Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott is a former member of the board of directors for Sealaska, Southeast Alaska’s regional corporation. A spokeswoman for the governor’s office said Mallott had not yet reviewed the proposed regulations.Most likely, the regulations wouldn’t go into effect until 2016.last_img read more