IOWA CITY, IA – SEPTEMBER 10: Fans cheer as the Iowa Hawkeyes face the Iowa State Cyclones on September 10, 2016 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)Friday’s Iowa vs. Nebraska football game is a big rivalry spot for both programs.Iowa broke a bad skid last week, blasting Illinois 63-0. Nebraska started the season slow, but has rebounded to win four of its last five games, with the lone loss a very close one against Ohio State.The Huskers may not have a bowl to play for, but motivation hasn’t been lacking for them as of late. The Hawkeyes can still get to 8-4 in the regular season, and improve their bowl outlook.It looks like Friday’s Iowa vs. Nebraska football game is going to be a rainy affair at Kinnick Stadium.Persistent rain is in the forecast for Iowa City on Friday afternoon.Looking like a soaker is on the way for the Nebraska/Iowa game. Looking at all the forecast models, we’ve got a likely chance of rain through most of the game. I’ll be curious to see how this affects the play of both teams. pic.twitter.com/aE0anVlPwo— Travi⚡️ Klaneck☔️ (@Travis_Klanecky) November 20, 2018Iowa, which leans on a rushing attack and tight ends in the passing game, is plenty well-equipped to play in a wet slog of a game.Nebraska is pretty well-rounded though, and actually out-gains Iowa on both the ground and through the air on a weekly basis.Of course, the weather can change without much of a warning, so we’ll have to wait until Friday to see how things turn out.Iowa is a 10-point home favorite over the 4-7 Huskers. The game is scheduled for a noon kick and will be broadcast on FOX.
Barrick Gold has entered into a support agreement with Arizona Star Resource under which Barrick has agreed to make an offer to acquire all of Arizona Star’s common shares, valuing Arizona Star at some C$773 million on a fully diluted basis. The offer has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of Arizona Star. All of the directors and officers of Arizona Star have entered into a written agreement to tender their shares to Barrick’s offer.Barrick has also entered into a lock-up agreement with Arizona Star’s largest shareholder, FCMI Resources, pursuant to which FCMI has agreed, among other things, to tender its Arizona Star shares to Barrick’s offer. The shares held by FCMI and the directors and officers of Arizona Star represent, in aggregate, approximately 35% of the outstanding shares on a fully diluted basis.Arizona Star owns a 51% interest in the Cerro Casale deposit in the Maricunga district of Region III in Chile; Kinross owns the remaining 49%. Cerro Casale is one of the world’s largest undeveloped gold and copper deposits.“Cerro Casale is an attractive, long-life asset that we look forward to adding to our unrivalled project pipeline,” said Greg Wilkins, Barrick President and CEO. “Cerro Casale will be a very complementary addition with potential synergies for our asset base in Chile where we have been operating for well over a decade. We are pleased to have reached a friendly agreement in the current circumstances which are conducive to the project moving forward.”Barrick’s assets in the region include the Zaldívar copper mine in Chile, the Pascua-Lama gold-silver project in Chile/Argentina, the Veladero gold mine in Argentina, and the Lagunas Norte and Pierina gold mines in Peru.