State Appoints New Deputy Commissioner of SecuritiesMontpelier, VT — Commissioner John P. Crowley of the Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration (BISHCA) has appointed Tanya A. Durkee to the post of Deputy Commissioner of the Securities Division. Former Deputy Phillips Keller, III, accepted a new position with the Department.The Deputy Commissioner of Securities serves as the functional head of the division responsible for regulation and consumer protection activities at the state level in the securities marketplace. Ms. Durkee, an attorney, has critical experience in complex disputes in commercial litigation, including securities cases. She most recently worked as a commercial litigation associate, and then partner, for a firm in Portland, Oregon. She has a J.D. from Northwestern School of Law, Portland, OR, and was co-founder of the Northwestern School of Law Business Society. She also graduated Cum Laude from the Clark Honors College of the University of Oregon. She is co-author of a number of legal publications and papers in her field.Ms. Durkee recently moved to Vermont to join her fiancé, who began residency training at the Fletcher Allen/UVM College of Medicine. Ms. Durkee has also competed as a professional triathlete. She assumes her new post.
Press Association “We have all had criticism and we’re in it together,” the England centre-back said. “We’re a team, the manager and the staff, and we’ve got to band together and come through this difficult period, and we will do.” Olympiacos were considered the weakest side in the last 16 so United will have to greatly improve their performance over two legs if they are to make the semi-finals. The line-up for the last eight is one of the toughest in recent memory. Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Paris St-Germain or Chelsea lie in wait in the next round, but Jones is not bothered who United draw. “We’re just happy to be in the next round,” he added. “Whoever we get we will welcome but hopefully we can go and put in another performance and qualify for the semi-finals. “We left ourselves with a difficult task after the first leg but we came through the test with flying colours and we are excited about the next round.” The one downside to Wednesday’s result was that hat-trick hero Robin van Persie was carried off on a stretcher with a knee injury. Moyes said after the game that he hoped the injury was not serious and Jones echoed those sentiments, adding: “Hopefully he will be fit for Saturday and he can score a few more (at West Ham). “He is terrific. He pops up with important goals in big matches and he did that again (against Olympiacos).” Jones thinks the 3-2 aggregate win was just what United needed after their defeat to Liverpool last weekend and the defender hopes the team will now be able to end the league season on a high. “I think the Olympiacos game has got to be a springboard for us,” the United defender said. “It was a huge night. We have to use this as an impetus to go and prove that we can win game after game. “We let ourselves down on Sunday so it was good to get the win for us and the fans. “They have something to smile about now and hopefully we can kick on.” The win came on the back of a tough fortnight for Moyes. The United boss was at a loss to explain his team’s dismal 2-0 capitulation to Olympiacos in the first leg and the Scot then endured the pain of a humiliating 3-0 defeat to Liverpool last weekend. Moyes had to face questions regarding his future after the Liverpool defeat, but Jones insists everyone is determined to help pull the team out of their current predicament in the league. Phil Jones hopes Manchester United’s epic comeback against Olympiacos will kick-start the team’s faltering domestic campaign. United will be 15 points adrift of the top four by the time they face West Ham on Saturday evening if Arsenal and Manchester City win their games earlier in the day. But at least United will go into the match full of confidence after they defied the odds to beat Olympiacos 3-0 and progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
The 22-year-old is on 6-under par and is hoping that he’ll be able to keep focused on his own game… When the third round does get underway this morning, Greystones amateur Paul Dunne will be the leading Irishman. Padraig Harrington will resume on 3-under par while Graeme McDowell is level par. Of the other Irish players in the weekend field… The American will resume on 10-under par when he returns to the par-five 14th this morning – holding a one-shot advantage over clubhouse leader, Danny Willett of England. Darren Clarke will also have to complete this round today – he’s two-under through 13 which means that he’s 1-under for the tournament.