Utah Baseball Drops Late Lead vs. No. 1 Oregon State

first_img Tags: Baseball/Pac 12/Utah Utes Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY – The Utah baseball team fell to No. 1 Oregon State, 9-5, in the second game of the series on Friday evening.Utah led 5-2 before Oregon State scored six runs in the seventh inning to take the lead en-route to the win.Utah was led at the plate by a 3-for-5 night from Matt Richardson. Braden DeBenedictis had two hits while Davis Delorefice drove in two runs after a bases-loaded single in the fourth inning. Each team had nine hits on the night.Tanner Thomas pitched six innings for Utah, allowing two runs with four hits, two strikeouts and four walks. Austin Moore and Jacob Rebar both made brief appearances with Rebar earning the loss. Spencer Kevin Johnson pitched the final 2 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on three hits with two strikeouts.Utah got on the board first with a run in the bottom of the second for a 1-0 lead. DeBenedictis led off the inning with a single and moved to third on a pair of ground outs. He scored on an RBI single from Richardson.Each team scored a run in the third. A leadoff walk would come around to score on a bunt following a ground out and infield single for Oregon State. The Utes pulled back ahead in the bottom of the third. DaShawn Keirsey, Jr., led off the inning with a double and scored on an RBI single from DeBenedictis. Oregon State again came back in the top of the fourth for a run after two singles and a sacrifice fly, tying the game at 2-2.Utah took advantage of an error to score three runs in the bottom of the fourth. Richardson led off the inning with a single and Chris Rowan reached on an error. Keirsey drove in the first run of the inning with a sacrifice fly. Rykker Tom was hit by a pitch and after a ground out, DeBenedictis walked to load the bases. Delorefice came up with the big hit of the inning, an RBI single up the middle to plate two runs and give Utah a 5-2 lead.OSU threatened in the top of the fifth, loading the bases with one out before a double play got Utah out of the inning. The Beavers pulled ahead with a six-run seventh inning, taking advantage of three walks in addition to three hits, including a bases-loaded double for three RBI and an 8-6 lead. A home run in the top of the eighth lifted OSU to a 9-5 lead.The Utes stranded two on in both the seventh and eighth innings, leaving 12 on throughout the game.Utah and Oregon State play the rubber game of the series on Saturday, March 31, beginning at 1:00 p.m. MT. March 30, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Drops Late Lead vs. No. 1 Oregon State Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Phil Lesh Celebrates 77th Birthday With Joan Osborne, Stanley Jordan, Jason Crosby, & More [Audio]

first_imgAs per tradition, Phil Lesh hosted his 77th birthday party at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. After two nights at the Brooklyn Bowl, the original Grateful Dead bassist was joined by vocalist Joan Osborne, guitarists Stanley Jordan and John Kadlecik, keyboardist Jason Crosby, and drummer Mark Levy as “Friends” for the first of three nights at the Cap.The night mostly celebrated the music of the Grateful Dead, with a covers of “After Midnight,” “Eleanor Rigby,” and “Stairway To Heaven.” The evening closed with a “Turn On Your Lovelight” > “Happy Birthday Phil” > “Turn On Your Lovelight” complete with psychedelic patterned, terrapin turtle and dancing bear birthday cake, courtesy of promoter Pete Shapiro and the rest of the Capitol Theatre staff.Watch the encore below, courtesy of Marc Millman:Thanks to taper Z-Man and to Chris from Jambuzz for uploading last night’s entire show. For your enjoyment, listen below:Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 3/15/17I: After Midnight, Mr. Charlie, Bertha, Broken Arrow, Sound Of Silence Jam > Jam > Eleanor Rigby Jam, What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted, Box Of RainII: Shakedown Street, New Speedway Boogie > The Other One > Stairway To Heaven Jam > Sugaree, Terrapin Station > I Know You Rider, Not Fade AwayEncore: Phil Thanks, Happy Birthday Phil, Phil Donor Rap, Turn On Your Lovelight > Happy Birthday Phil > Turn On Your Lovelight, Band Introductions[Photos by Marc Millman] Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Australian railroad says it’s not interested in moving Adani’s Carmichael coal

first_imgAustralian railroad says it’s not interested in moving Adani’s Carmichael coal FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Australian Broadcasting Corporation:The ABC has learned Genesee & Wyoming Australia (GWA) declined to participate in the Carmichael coal project, after Adani approached it to supply coal haulage services from its planned mine.“GWA has previously been approached to service the Adani Carmichael project and we have decided not to participate,” the company confirmed in a statement to the ABC.The snub, which came before Adani decided to build a smaller rail line in a bid to fast-track the stalled project, has narrowed the energy giant’s options as it looks to bring its mine to life.Aurizon — one of only two remaining rail operators with capacity to haul Adani’s coal — has come under intense pressure not to cut deals with it because of environmental concerns, and doubts from some key investors that the venture is “a viable commercial proposition”.But a major shareholder in Aurizon — which along with GWA and Pacific National has capacity to haul coal from the Carmichael mine to port almost 400 kilometres away — has been lobbying strongly against deals with the miner.UniSuper, one of Aurizon’s top five shareholders, has called on the rail freight company to provide no services to Adani beyond what it is legally obliged to.More: Adani’s ambitions challenged by rail snub and continued investor pressurelast_img read more

September 1, 2005 On the Move

first_imgOn the Move Marcos Daniel Jimenez joined Kenny Nachwalter, P.A., as a shareholder where he will focus on civil and criminal litigation and trial work. James C. Washburn and Michael W. Hensen have become associated with Pohl & Short in Winter Park. Washburn practices in the area of commercial litigation and Hensen practices in the area of real estate law. Kenneth C. Steel III and Christopher M. Cobb joined Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes, Rogerson, Galloway & Wachs. Steel practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation. Cobb practices in the areas of complex commercial, business, and insurance litigation, appellate law, and plaintiff’s personal injury. Larry M. Roth announces the formation of the Law Offices of Larry M. Roth located at 1615 Edgewater Dr., Suite 180, Orlando 32804; phone (407) 872-2239. The firm concentrates on motor vehicle product liability defense cases, and selective complex civil and commercial plaintiffs’ cases. Paul R. Valcore joined the Office of the Public Defender in Sebring. Valcore joined the trial division. Barbara J. Prasse joined Bavol Judge as an associate. Timothy J. Durocher joined Kilgore, Pearlman, Stamp, Ornstein & Squires as an associate. Dorothy F. Green joined Gronek & Latham as a partner practicing in the area of labor and employment law. Howard J. Wiener joined Fowler White Boggs Banker in West Palm Beach as a shareholder in the firm’s trusts and estates practice group. Thomas J. Goeglein joined Hill, Ward & Henderson in Tampa in the firm’s real estate development and finance group. Sheri M. Alter joined Assouline & Berlowe as of counsel. Alter will be working in the firm’s Broward office where her practice focuses on commercial litigation and employment law matters. Daniel A. Bechtold and C. Kelley Corbridge announce the establishment of Bechtold & Corbridge with offices at 240 Nokomis Avenue, Venice 34285 and 1432 First Street, Sarasota 34236. Of counsel to the firm include Roger O. Isphording, Clifton F. White, and Dooley & Drake. Bechtold, White and Isphording are board certified in wills, trusts, and estates, and Ishphording is also certified in taxation. Corbridge practices in the areas of estate planning and probate. Steven Garellek, Mindy Stein, and Lawrence Steinberg joined Berger Singerman in Boca Raton. Jennifer S. Schembri was elected a shareholder of Abel Band in Sarasota. Sarah E. Spector joined Henderson Franklin in Ft. Myers as an associate. Spector represents clients primarily in the areas of land use and environmental law, as well as in matters involving zoning. Additionally, Kamala “Kami” Corbett joined the firm as an associate. Corbett focuses her practice in the areas of land use and environmental law. Ruben V. Chavez joined Goldfarb & Gold in Miami. Chavez concentrates his practice in complex civil litigation matters. Jack B. Tuter Jr., William Wichmann, and Susan H. Aprill joined Conrad & Scherer in Ft. Lauderdale. The Tampa office of Arnstein & Lehr has acquired Cohn & Cohn in Tampa. Joining Arnstein are partners Vanessa Negron Cohn, Ronald B. Cohn, and W. Patrick Ayers. Gregory C. Harrell joined Mateer Harbert as an associate practicing in the areas of general civil litigation and appellate law, with an emphasis on commercial litigation, probate litigation, and employment law. Adam B. Bear, Neil A. Covone, Tamara M. Green, and James H. Wyman joined Hinshaw & Culbertson in Ft. Lauderdale as associates. Additionally, Colleen A. Hoey and Jody A. Tuttle joined the firm in Miami. Richard F. Joyce joined Akerman Senterfitt as of counsel in the Orlando office’s corporate practice group. Curtis D. Mendenhall announces the opening of his solo practice in Orlando practicing primarily in the area of criminal defense. His offices are located at 301 East Pine Street, Suite 150, Orlando 32801; phone (407)210-3808; e-mail [email protected] Jeffrey A. Yost joined Lord, Bissell & Brook in Atlanta, GA, as a partner. Yost concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, business formations, and general corporate counseling. David M. Adelstein joined Kirwin Norris in Winter Park. Adelstein concentrates his practice on all aspects of construction law, with an emphasis on construction litigation. David M. Gobeo, II joined Constangy, Brooks & Smith in Tampa as an associate. Gobeo joins the firm’s employment law and litigation practice. Brigham McCown was appointed deputy administrator for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Daniel E. Tropp announced the formation of The Law Offices of Daniel E. Tropp, P.A. Tropp practices in the areas of workers’ comp and personal injury litigation. The Law Offices of Cynthia J. Dienstag, with offices in Miami, proudly announces the establishment of its second office located in Weston. Dienstag concentrates in marital and family law litigation. Her new office is located at 1792 Bell Tower Lane, Suite #103, Weston 33326; phone (954) 315-3672. Rodd Santomauro has been named junior partner of The Law Office of Gray Camfield in Palm Bay. The practice will now be known as The Law Office of Camfield & Santomauro. Kirsten L. Vignec has become a shareholder of Ward Rovell in Tampa. Vignec practices in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation. Jeffrey P. Buak has joined Akerman Senterfitt as of counsel in the Orlando office’s real estate group. Additionally, Ryan R. Fuller has joined the firm in Jacksonville as an associate in the Labor and Employment group. J. Ron Smith joined Lilly, O’Toole & Brown in Lakeland, and practices in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. Roberto F. Fleitas III has been named partner of Fleitas & Bujan in Miami. Fleitas practices in the areas of international business transactions, as well as the acquisition, development, and closings of commercial and residential real estate. The firm will now be known as Fleitas, Bujan & Fleitas. W. Todd Smith and Michele Leo Hintson have joined with Peter Meros, Skip Olney, Walter Smith, and Belinda Lazzara in the firm of Meros, Smith & Olney in St. Petersburg . Andrew W. Frey has joined Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart in Miami as an associate. Frey is a member of the real estate department and focuses on land use law. Bilbrey & Cowan announce that J. Tracy Cowan has been recalled to active duty as a major in the U. S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps. The firm’s name has been changed to the Bilbrey Law Firm and concentrates on litigation including personal injury and commercial litigation and family law. Kristin A. West has relocated her practice to 110 Southeast Sixth Street, AutoNation Tower, Suite 1900, Ft. Lauderdale 33301; phone (954)522-1101. The firm concentrates in marital and family law. Joanne Springer, Amy Koltnow and Brigette Adams have joined Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate. Springer joins as of counsel, and Koltnow and Adams join as associates. Joseph M. Fasi II joined Greenhalgh & Krueger as a member and shareholder. Fasi’s areas of practice are civil trial, professional negligence, personal injury, family law, real estate, and sports and entertainment law. The firm will now be known as Greenhalgh Krueger Hernandez & Fasi. Regina B. de Moraes-Millan joined Revilla & Goldstein in Miami as an associate. David H. Rosenberg announces the opening of his firm David H. Rosenberg, P.L. in Sarasota. The firm handles all types of real estate transactions, business/contract matters, construction law, corporate formations, and civil litigation. Additionally, Cynthia R. Pucillo joined the firm. Joyner & Jordan-Holmes announced the formation of the JJH Mediation Program. Clark Jordan-Holmes and Barbara Bernardo head the program. Ronald A. Eisenberg joined Henderson Franklin as a stockholder in the Bonita Springs office. Eisenberg focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, and taxation. Eric A. Gordon has joined Akerman Senterfitt as of counsel in the West Palm Beach office’s labor and employment group. Andrew B. Rosenblatt has relocated his offices to The Grand Bay Office Plaza, 2665 South Bayshore Drive, Suite 703, Miami, 33133; phone: (305) 577-4350; fax: (305) 577-4353. Orion G. Callison III joined Berman, Kean & Riguera as a senior associate. Callison practices in general civil commercial litigation with an emphasis in commercial litigation. Jennifer L. Sweeting joined Penson & Padgett as an associate. Sweeting focuses her practice on marital and family law and probate. V. Michael Arias joined Carlson & Lewittes as of counsel. Arias concentrates in the areas of securities, compliance, regulatory, and financial legal matters. Helenmarie M. Blake, Samantha Jean Fitzgerald, Helaine Goodner, and Jason L. Weissman were named shareholders of Fowler White Burnett in Miami. McIntosh, Sawran, Peltz & Cartaya announces the relocation of its Central Florida office to 1800 Pembroke Dr., Suite 300, Orlando 32810; phone (407) 660-6670; fax (407) 660-6671; Web site www.mspcesq.com. Adam S. Tanenbaum has joined the Office of the Public Defender, Ninth Judicial Circuit in Orlando as an assistant public defender. Gregory A. Williamson joined Brant, Abraham, Reiter, McCormick & Greene. Williamson practices in the areas of employment law and commercial litigation. Nathan L. Townsend and Wendy Cramer Townsend announce the opening of the Law Offices of Nathan L. Townsend located at 9385 N. 56th Street, Ste. 201, Tampa 33617; phone (813) 988-5500. The firm provides legal services in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, and asset protection. September 1, 2005 On the Move September 1, 2005 On the Movelast_img read more

NL Central teams at the start of spring training

first_imgPittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, left, hugs catcher Russell Martin, right, as he arrives for the team’s first day of baseball spring training for pitchers and catchers, in Bradenton, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)A team-by-team look at the National League Central entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:___St. Louis CardinalsManager: Mike Matheny (third season).2013: 97-65, first place, lost World Series to Boston.Training Town: Jupiter, Fla.Park: Roger Dean Stadium.First Workout: Feb. 13/18.He’s Here: SS Jhonny Peralta, CF Peter Bourjos, INF Mark Ellis, OF Randall Grichuk, OF Oscar Taveras, RHP Jorge Rondon, assistant batting coach David Bell.He’s Outta Here: OF Carlos Beltran, 3B David Freese, RHP Edward Mujica, RHP Chris Carpenter, RHP Jake Westbrook, OF Adron Chambers, OF Brock Peterson, RHP Fernando Salas, RHP John Axford, INF Ryan Jackson.Going campin’: Coming off their second World Series appearance in three years, the Cardinals didn’t require a significant makeover. Peralta fills the biggest void, replacing the light-hitting combination of Pete Kozma and Daniel Descalso. The Cardinals love Bourjos’ speed on the bases and in the field, and he enters camp as the starting CF ahead of incumbent Jon Jay. The Bourjos trade with the Angels for Freese also created an opening for rookie 2B Kolten Wong, among the team’s top prospects, with Matt Carpenter moving to 3B coming off a breakout year. After missing 2013 due to reconstructive elbow surgery, Jason Motte returns to the bullpen as a setup man for closer Trevor Rosenthal. There’s a surplus of starting rotation candidates led by 19-game winner Adam Wainwright, second in Cy Young Award balloting. Michael Wacha is coming off an electric finish to his debut season, fellow rookie Shelby Miller won 15 games before getting shut down during the postseason and lefty Jaime Garcia is back from shoulder surgery.___Pittsburgh PiratesManager: Clint Hurdle (fourth season).2013: 94-68, second place, wild card, lost to Cardinals in division series.Training Town: Bradenton, Fla.Park: McKechnie Field.First Workout: Feb. 13/18.He’s Here: RHP Edinson Volquez, C Chris Stewart, OF Jaff Decker, LHP Daniel Schlereth, 1B Travis Ishikawa, OF Chris Dickerson.He’s Outta Here: RHP A.J. Burnett, RF Marlon Byrd, 1B Justin Morneau, 1B-OF Garrett Jones, C Michael McKenry, OF Felix Pie, RHP Kyle Farnsworth.Going campin’: The franchise’s first playoff berth in 21 years did little to change Pittsburgh’s typically economical approach to free agency. The only major addition came in the form of Volquez, and the Pirates will try to turn him into the 2014 version of Francisco Liriano. Pittsburgh grabbed Liriano on the cheap last winter and he ended up winning 16 games and earning a handful of Cy Young votes. The rest of the signees were depth-related. The loss of Burnett will hurt, though the top of the rotation should be solid behind Liriano and Gerrit Cole, who was remarkable during his rookie season. Volquez is in the mix for the fifth spot, while the bullpen should look much the same as it did last season when Mark Melancon and Jason Grilli provided one of the best setup-closer combinations in baseball. The only real question marks as camp begins remain the ones Pittsburgh faced when last season ended: first base and right field. Gaby Sanchez and Andrew Lambo will likely platoon at first, while Jose Tabata and Travis Snider get one last shot to earn a big league spot in right as highly touted Gregory Polanco gets some needed seasoning with Triple-A Indianapolis. Polanco and former first-round pick Jameson Taillon – who could join the rotation sometime in 2014 – will start camp with the big league club and provide a glimpse of why Pittsburgh decided to double down on its thriving minor league system rather than open up the checkbook for free agents.___Cincinnati RedsManager: Bryan Price (first season).2013: 90-72, third place, lost wild-card game to Pirates.Training Town: Goodyear, Ariz.Park: Goodyear Ballpark.First Workout: Feb. 14/19.He’s Here: 2B-OF Skip Schumaker, C Brayan Pena.He’s Outta Here: Manager Dusty Baker, CF Shin-Soo Choo, RHP Bronson Arroyo, C Ryan Hanigan.Going campin’: The Reds made very few additions to their roster, which had a few notable losses. Arroyo left as a free agent, costing the rotation a dependable, 200-inning starter. Choo was one of the majors’ top leadoff hitters last season, but wanted a big, multiyear deal. And Hanigan was part of a three-team trade that brought the Reds a prospect and opened the way for Devin Mesoraco to become the everyday catcher. LHP Tony Cingrani will move into Arroyo’s spot. Touted speedster Billy Hamilton takes over Choo’s spot at the top of the order despite his lack of experience at the major league level and newness to playing the outfield. The Reds are counting on LF Ryan Ludwick – their cleanup hitter – to be fully recovered from a shoulder injury that wiped out more than half of his season last year. The Reds have made the playoffs in three of the last four years, but failed to get past the opening round each time. They elevated Price, their pitching coach, in hopes that a change at the top trickles down in the postseason.___Milwaukee BrewersManager: Ron Roenicke (fourth season).2013: 74-88, fourth place.Training Town: Maryvale, Ariz.Park: Maryvale Baseball Park.First Workout: Feb. 17/22.He’s Here: RHP Matt Garza, 1B Lyle Overbay, 3B-1B Mark Reynolds, LHP Zach Duke, LHP Will Smith.He’s Outta Here: 1B-OF Corey Hart, OF Norichika Aoki, RHP Chris Narveson, INF Yuniesky Betancourt, RHP Burke Badenhop, 1B Mat Gamel.Going campin’: The Brewers spiced up an otherwise quiet offseason with the surprise signing of Garza to a $50 million, four-year contract with an option for a fifth year. He joins Yovani Gallardo and Kyle Lohse to form a solid top of the rotation, while lessening pressure on Wily Peralta and increasing the competition for the fifth spot. Young pitchers like Smith and Jimmy Nelson may be among the candidates. Milwaukee will have a familiar face in a new position when slugger Ryan Braun returns from his 65-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs and gets acquainted to right field after years in left. Braun has tried to make amends all through the offseason. He says he’s also over the thumb injury that set him back last season, and vows to come back as good as ever. Milwaukee also hopes to get clarity in camp with its muddled situation at 1B, where veterans Overbay and Reynolds were signed to minor league deals to help fill a huge offensive hole.___Chicago CubsManager: Rick Renteria (first season).2013: 66-96, fifth place.Training Town: Mesa, Ariz.Park: Cubs Park.First Workout: Feb. 14/19.He’s Here: RHP Jose Veras, LHP Wesley Wright, C George Kottaras, OF Justin Ruggiano.He’s Outta Here: Manager Dale Sveum, OF Brian Bogusevic, RHP Marcos Mateo.Going campin’: The offseason was defined more by what the Cubs didn’t do than what they did. They fired Sveum and struck out trying to land manager Joe Girardi. He decided to stick with the Yankees, and when it came to the pursuit of prized Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, Chicago again was the second city with New York prevailing. Signing Tanaka might have at least signaled the Cubs were accelerating a painful rebuilding effort. Either way, they’re hoping Renteria can get the most out of young players such as SS Starlin Castro and 1B Anthony Rizzo after they struggled last season. In the meantime, Chicago is waiting for top prospects such as Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Albert Almora to develop in the minors. For now, the Cubs are selling hope. What choice do they have? They haven’t had a winning season since 2009, when they won 83 games under Lou Piniella. Since then, they’re 273-375 with at least 91 losses each of the past three years.last_img read more

Major cabinet revamp in Odisha, 12 ministers take oath

first_img(EDS: Adds detail)Bhubaneswar, May 7 (PTI) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today revamped his cabinet by inducting 10 new faces and elevating two ministers of state.The reshuffle came a day after 10 ministers resigned to pave way for the overhaul.The first reshuffle carried out by Patnaik, also BJD president, since he took over office for the fourth term in 2014, was with an aim of gearing up both the government as well as the party for the 2019 Lok Sabha election, particularly after the surge of the BJP in recent panchayat poll.The ministers were administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor S C Jamir in presence of the chief minister and other dignitaries at Raj Bhavan.”Six new cabinet ministers and four ministers of state were sworn in today. Besides, two MoS were elevated to the rank of cabinet ministers,” Patnaik told reporters after the swearing in ceremony.Among the new faces, S N Patro, Niranjan Pujari, Pratap Jena, Maheswar Mohanty, Sashi Bhusan Behera and Prafulla Samal are cabinet ministers while Nrushingha Sahu, Anant Das, Chandra Sarathi Behera and Sushant Singh are MoS.Prafulla Mallick and Ramesh Chandra Majhi were elevated to cabinet rank.Sushant Singh, Nrushingha Sahu, Anant Das, Chandra Sarathi Behera and Sashi Bhusan Behera are first time ministers.Patnaik brought back S N Patro, Prafulla Samal, Maheswar Mohanty, Pratap Jena and Niranjan Pujari into the ministry.Allocating portfolios among ministers, Patnaik chose first timer Sashi Bhusan Behera, a former MP, for the finance and excise departments.advertisementFormer Assembly Speaker Maheswar Mohanty was given revenue and disaster management departments while former cooperation and excise minister Damodar Rout got agriculture, fisheries and animal resource development and public enterprise departments.Former revenue minister Bijayshree Routray was given forest and environment department while Bikram Keshari Arukha got rural development, information and public relations along with parliamentary affairs departments.Usha Devi, who had been woman and child welfare minister, was given planning, convergence, skill development and technical education departments while Prafulla Samal got WCD and Mission Shakti and MSME departments.Rural Development Minister Badri Patra was given school and mass education department.S N Patro was given food supplies and consumer welfare and cooperation departments while ex-Speaker Niranjan Pujari was made Industries, Urban and Housing Development Minister.Commerce and transport minister Ramesh Majhi, now elevated to cabinet rank, was given SC, ST, tribal development department while Pratap Jena has been made health and family welfare minister. He will also look after law department.Former agriculture minister Pradeep Maharathy is now the minister for panchayati raj and drinking water while Prafulla Mallick, after his elevation to cabinet rank, has been named as the energy, steel & mines minister.First timer Nrushingha Sahu has been given independent charge of commerce and transport department while Sushant Singh is the MoS Labour and Employment and state insurance.Former government chief whip Ananta Das is now the MoS for higher education while Chandra Sarathi Behera has been made sports and youth affairs minister along with Electronics and IT department.Pradip Kumar Amat, who had resigned as Finance and Health Minister, is tipped to be appointed as the Speaker of the Odisha Assembly. PTI AAM SKN NN DVlast_img read more