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.
Teresopolis: Brazil forward Everton has played down his team’s favourite tag to win Sunday’s Copa America final against Peru, despite the hosts’ 5-0 win over the same opponents during the competition’s group stage.Peru won only one of their three matches in the first phase but overcame Uruguay on penalties in the quarterfinals before beating Chile 3-0 in their semifinal on Wednesday.Brazil, meanwhile, have won four and drawn one of their matches and have yet to concede a goal. The five-time world champions earned a berth in the final with a 2-0 defeat of rivals Argentina on Tuesday.“It’s important to have confidence and that’s normal when you face an opponent that you have already beaten,” Everton said of Peru during a news conference.“But we also know that it will be a totally different game. They have made some changes since then (the 5-0 win in Sao Paulo) and have peaked at the right time. We have to have our feet on the ground and know that there will be a real battle. It will be a game that is decided by the smallest details and we have to be well prepared.”Brazil will be aiming for their ninth Copa America crown and first since 2007. Peru won the last of their two titles in 1975.Sunday’s clash will be Brazil’s first fixture at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium since their 3-0 win over Spain in the final of the 2013 Confederations Cup.Everton confessed that the final would be different to anything he has experienced for his club Gremio.“Everyone here has played important games in their lives but representing the national team at the Maracana has greater weight,” the 23-year-old said. “We have to be focused on playing a great match and make sure that the fans get behind us.” IANSAlso Read: Peru Stun Chile To Reach Copa America Final