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  • Leo Varadkar makes ‘Most Promising Business Leaders’ under 40 list

    first_imgLeo Varadkar has had his name featured on yet another international list.The Taoiseach has been included in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) list of the 100 most promising business leaders and public servants under 40.According to the international organisation, the young global leaders were chosen ‘because of their ground-breaking work, creative approaches to problems and ability to build bridges across cultures and between business, government and civil society’.Read it at Extra IE Related Itemslast_img read more

  • CEU Scorpions ‘overachieved’ despite loss to Cignal in finals

    first_imgJK Casiño. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor Centro Escolar University coach Yong Garcia, there’s no shame in losing to Cignal HD in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals.After all, even he did not expect his side to make it this far in his first conference at the helm.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next “I think we overachieved,” he said, after the Hawkeyes dealt the Scorpions a 79-69 Game 2 defeat.“I’m so proud of my players because they always gave their best and that’s the reason why we made it in this stage.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWith the decks stacked against them, CEU shocked top-seed Flying V in the semifinals to arrange the date against Cignal behind the heroics of Rod Ebondo and the troika of guards in JK Casiño, Aaron Jeruta, and Orlan Wamar.Unfortunately, that dream run didn’t get a happy ending as the Hawkeyes swept CEU in the best-of-three championship series, 2-0. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Gamescenter_img Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Though Garcia rued the missed chance, the youthful mentor shared that he’s hopeful that the Scorpions picked up valuable lessons through the course of the campaign.“I just told them that every time we’re given these kinds of opportunities, we have to grab it. We can’t be content and we have to continue giving our best to make it to the next level,” he said.Garcia will now prepare CEU for its title retention bid in the UCBL.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief SEA Games: Centeno, Amit on course for 9-ball gold medal battlelast_img read more

  • NBA: Coach Luke Walton admits players ‘come after’ Lonzo Ball due to hype

    first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 The lackluster showing was in large part due to the stifling defense of Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley, who hounded the 19-year-old every chance he could.But even before tip-off, Lakers head coach Luke Walton knew that the UCLA product would have a huge target on his back throughout the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“They’re going to come after him,” Walton told Bill Oram of the Orange County Register. “That’s what people in this league do. They come after young players, and when there’s young players a lot of media and a hype around them, they really come after them.”Ball, of course, has become one of the most hyped-up prospects even before he entered the NBA, mostly due to the outlandish proclamations made by his father, LaVar. The UCLA product also entered the league having his own signature shoes under the Big Baller Brand, and also starred in “Ball in the Family” reality show.Walton, meanwhile, correctly predicted that Beverley would indeed be a thorn to the side of the rookie player in his first game.“If any players are going to try to make a statement against Ball, you might expect it to be Beverley, a first-team all-defensive guard and an all-word annoyance whose own path to the NBA was a far cry from that of Ball,” he said before the game.He had also noted Ball’s ankle injury suffered in pre-season, which could impact his conditioning.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Fajardo takes home fourth MVP; Four Beermen make it to Mythical 5 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNPcenter_img Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball  APThe Los Angeles Lakers prized recruit Lonzo Ball had an underwhelming NBA debut on Thursday (Friday in Manila), tallying 3 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in the team’s lopsided 108-92 defeat to the Los Angeles Clippers.READ: Deflated Ball: Blake gets 29 in Clips’ 108-92 rout of LakersADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View commentslast_img read more

  • Manchester City’s Phil Foden Enters Guinness World Records For Being Youngest-Ever Premier League Winner

    first_imgManchester City midfielder Phil Foden became the youngest ever to win the Premier League last year (on 13th May 2018), when he managed the feat aged 17 years 350 days. He received the official Guinness World Records certificate recently.Foden, who initially did not get a winners’ medal when the trophy ceremony took place on the final day of the league, was recognized by the English Football Association later for his achievement. Foden broke Arsenal’s Gael Clichy, who had won the Premier League with in 2003-04, aged 18 years and 10 months. “I’m over the moon with this. Didn’t really know until someone else told me! It’s nice to be recognised and cool to say I’ve got a world record,” Foden told Guinness World Records in an interview.Foden also took to Twitter to share the news of his achievement, posting aphoto with the caption: “Anything is possible. Youngest Player to win the Premier League, and he comes from Stockport. Buzzing with this one, thank you Guinness World Records.” Guinness World Recordsmanchester cityPhil FodenPremier League First Published: October 25, 2019, 2:02 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.center_img Anything is possible 🙌🏼Youngest Player to win the @premierleague, and he comes from Stockport 😏Buzzing with this one, thank you @GWR 🏆🌍📚— Phil Foden (@PhilFoden) October 24, 2019When asked what his immediate plans are after being conferred with the honour of being the youngest Premier League winner, he said, “My immediate target is to keep winning with City and play regularly. Beyond that who knows: having won the U17 World Cup it gave me that buzz and made me hungrier for more. To win it again with the first team would be the best. We’ve got a talented generation of players and there’s no reason we can’t make the most of it.”Here are the other footballing record-breakers to appear in Guinness World Records 2020:Youngest player to be nominated for the Ballon D’Or – Killian Mbappé (18 years, 293 days) First winner of the women’s Ballon D’Or – Ada HegerbergMost goals scored in the UEFA Women’s Champions League – Anja Mittag (51)Fastest goal scored in the EPL – Shane Long (7.69 seconds)Youngest player to score a hat-trick in the UEFA Europa League – João Félix (19 years, 152 days)Most regular season goals in the National Women’s Soccer League – Samantha Kerr (63)Most goals scored in La Liga – Lionel Messi (417)Most World Cup finals as captain – Rafael Marquez (5)Oldest player at a FIFA World cup – Essam El-Hadary (45 years, 161 days)Most PL Hat-tricks – Sergio Agüero and Alan Shearer (11) last_img read more

  • Bishan Bedi, Gundappa Viswanath yet to get BCCI invite for 500th Test

    first_imgFormer India captains Bishan Singh Bedi and Gundappa Viswanath are yet to get an invite from the BCCI for country’s historic 500th Test match against the visiting New Zealand side starting September 22 in Kanpur.With the Test match starting on Thursday, neither 69-year-old Bedi who has led India in 22 Tests nor Viswanath, who captained in two Tests have received any written or telephonic communication from the Board. (India set to play 500th Test, Sachin Tendulkar has played 200 of them )”Till this evening, I have not received any invitation.”And I am not at all annoyed about it. It’s BCCI’s event and it’s their prerogative to invite whomsoever they want to. At this stage of my life, I can’t get bitter about all these things,” the left-arm spin wizard told PTI.Similarly when Viswanath, who captained India in the famous ‘Jubilee Test’ against England in 1980 was asked, he said: “I haven’t received any invitation”.Then he had a polite query: “But I captained India in only two Test matches. Do I qualify to be invited?”Repeated calls to BCCI’s General Manager MV Sridhar, went unanswered. (India’s historic triumph over Australia in 2001 tops Test glories)The BCCI along with Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association have decided on felicitating former India captains who have all had contributions in India’s 84-year Test cricket history.While septuagenarian Ajit Wadekar has already intimated the BCCI that he won’t be able to travel due to health issues, the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Krish Srikkanth, Dilip Vengsarkar, Mohammed Azharuddin have all confirmed their presence. Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri are expected to be present as part of the commentary team.advertisementCoach Anil Kumble and captain Virat Kohli will also be there during the felicitation.last_img read more

  • Man City vs Burnley team news: De Bruyne on bench

    first_imgKevin De Bruyne is back in a Premier League squad for Manchester City, with the Belgian named on the bench for a clash with Burnley.The 27-year-old has been out of action since the opening weekend of the season.He figured in a 2-0 victory away at Arsenal, but then suffered an unfortunate injury in training. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Knee ligament damage was expected to sideline him for up to three months, but he is ready to return ahead of schedule.City have nursed De Bruyne back to full fitness and through a rest period during the international break and can now let him off the leash.Man City team: Ederson, Laporte, Kompany, Stones, Mendy, Fernandinho, Silva, Mahrez, Sane, Bernardo, Aguero.Subs: Muric, Sterling, De Bruyne, Otamendi, Jesus, Zinchenko, Foden.Burnley team: Hart, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Lennon, Cork, Hendrick, Defour, Gudmundsson, Vokes.Subs: Heaton, Barnes, Wood, Westwood, Bardsley, Vydra, Long.De Bruyne’s return is timely for City as they have seen fellow playmaker Ilkay Gundogan pick up a knock.There has been no need to rush him back into the XI, with Kyle Walker the only man to drop out from the side which drew 0-0 with Liverpool in the Blues’ last top-flight outing.On the other side of the field, Joe Hart finds himself back in familiar surroundings.The England international goalkeeper is taking in a first visit to the Etihad Stadium since completing a permanent move away from City over the summer.Burnley are also able to call upon James Tarkowski after seeing him forced out of the most recent Three Lions squad through injury. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

  • West Indies players Keemo Paul and Darren Bravo suffer injuries during 3rd Test vs England

    first_imgWest Indies found themselves in a precarious situation on Day 3 of the third Test against England on Monday after pacer Keemo Paul was stretchered off the field, sustaining a right quadricep strain. Paul had taken Rory Burns wicket on the first ball of the day but could not last for long.On the other hand, medium pacer Darren Bravo also suffered an injury in the left first finger while batting on Day 2 and did not take the field on Day 3 as he was being attended by physio Khevyn Williams and Shamarh Brooks came on as substitutes.During the 14th over on Day 3, Keemo Paul was seen in some pain, lying flat on his back beyond the boundary line and after the physio attended to him, he was taken off on a stretcher. The play resumed soon after with a substitute replacing Paul.WEST INDIES VS ENGLAND, 3RD TEST DAY 3 IN GROS ISLET: LIVE CRICKET SCOREEngland have taken command in the third Test after losing the series with West Indies taking an unassailable 2-0 lead with massive wins in the first two Tests.At the time of publishing, England were 207 for 3 and led West Indies by 330 runs. England had scored 277 in the first innings, in reply of which West Indies were bowled out for just 154 runs, courtesy Mark Wood’s fifer.last_img read more

  • 10 months agoWest Ham eyeing Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey

    first_imgWest Ham eyeing Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelveyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham are eyeing Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.The Daily Mail says West Ham are exploring the possibility of a move to sign Shelvey but are braced to face fierce resistance from Newcastle.Shelvey has only made 12 appearances for Newcastle this season and this week went to Barcelona for treatment for a thigh problem. Though he has not been ruled out for definite, the midfielder remains doubtful for Saturday evening’s clash with Chelsea.He may have been a peripheral figure for Newcastle but Manuel Pellegrini, West Ham’s manager, admires Shelvey and would jump at the possibility to bring him to the London Stadium in this window. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • Video: Cam Newton Is Getting Crushed For Sulking, Walking Out Of Press Conference

    first_imgCam Newton is unhappy during press conference.Cam NewtonThe people who don’t like Cam Newton have more fuel to add to that hate fire. The Carolina Panthers’ quarterback is currently getting crushed on social media for the way he handled himself after his team’s loss to the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. At his post-game press conference, Newton sullenly sat for roughly three minutes, barely answered any questions and then got up and left. Here’s video of his exit. Panthers Cam Newton barely answered questions and here he exits— Cam Inman (@CamInman) February 8, 2016And here’s some of the reaction. Cam’s presser was weak. If you’re going to celebrate when you win, you’ve got to face the music when you lose.— Jim Rome (@jimrome) February 8, 2016I’m a Cam fan. Tonight’s outcome doesn’t change how incredible he is, was this season. But how he handled the presser was most disappointing— Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) February 8, 2016BTW…I love Cam…great player, but wish he would’ve handled that press session better than that— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) February 8, 2016It’s fair to call Cam a front runner now. Dude lives it up when things go well, turns into a whiny brat when they don’t.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) February 8, 2016So disappointing. I get that he’s in pain. I’m not a Cam hater, but he has to be a better leader & professional.— Jerry Brewer (@JerryBrewer) February 8, 2016Just when I start liking Cam, he goes back to pouting and a walk off at the press conference. Stardom is a two way street.— Hunter Mahan (@HunterMahan) February 8, 2016Hardest thing to do after a “big game” loss is speak to the media (yes I know I had to a lot) but what was that Cam Newton?! #MVP #SB50— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) February 8, 2016I see college freshmen and sophomores handle themselves better annually after losing in the Final Four than Cam Newton just did. Ooooof.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) February 8, 2016Obviously, it’s understandable that Newton is disappointed, but the criticism of him is (mostly) fair here. He could’ve acted better.last_img read more

  • Heartwarming: Photo of Kane Williamson consoling Carlos Brathwaite hit among World Cup fans

    first_img commentary scorecard view more view less Heartwarming: Photo of Kane Williamson consoling Carlos Brathwaite hit among World Cup fansICC Cricket World Cup 2019: New Zealand players, including captain Kane Williamson, rushed to console Carlos Brathwaite after the West Indies all-rounder sunk to the ground in disappointment in Manchester on Saturday. Brathwaite’s maiden ODI hundred went in van as they lost by 5 runs advertisement Akshay Ramesh ManchesterJune 23, 2019UPDATED: June 23, 2019 14:03 IST ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Carlos Brathwaite hit a hundred but it wasn’t enough for West Indies to clinch 2 points on Saturday (@CricketWorldCup Photo)HIGHLIGHTSCarlos Brathwaite struck his maiden ODI hundred on SaturdayBrathwaite’s valiant effort went in vain as WI lost to NZ by 5 runsNew Zealand players consoled Brathwaite after the thrilling finishLife came full circle for Carlos Brathwaite on Saturday. 3 years after breaking the hearts of quite a few English fans by hitting 4 sixes in the World T20 final against England at Eden Gardens, Brathwaite was at the receiving end in West Indies’ World Cup 2019 match at Old Trafford in Manchester.Carlos Brathwaite came up with a single-handed effort and took West Indies close to New Zealand’s total of 291 in their crunch World Cup 2019 match. West Indies were reeling at 164 for 7 after a middle-order failure but Brathwaite, who had picked up 2 wickets earlier on Saturday, wasn’t willing to give up.The big West Indies all-rounder, who hadn’t been in the best of form in the lead up to the World Cup, played with the typical West Indian flair and gave New Zealand a massive scare.Brathwaite hit 101, including 9 boundaries and 5 sixes, in just 81 balls, thereby bringing up his maiden World Cup 100. West Indies needed just 5 from 7 after the Brathwaite heroics but the all-rounder holed out at long-on when trying to seal the win with a big hit. Trent Boult at long-on held on to a stunning catch.West Indies fans were visibly distraught. Brathwaite sunk to the ground at the middle of the pitch in disappointment. The former champions’ chances of qualifying for the semi-final took a huge hit after the 5-run loss.However, a moment of fine sportsmanship from New Zealand players, especially Kane Williamson, is being cherished by cricket fans on social media.Williamson quickly walked up to Carlos Brathwaite and consoled the West Indies star who gave it his all at the field. Earlier in the day, Williamson had hit 148 from 154 balls to lead New Zealand’s fightback.advertisement ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: New Zealand players console Carlos Brathwaite after West Indies’ 5-run loss on Saturday (Reuters Photo)Most heartbreaking yet heartwarming picture on the Internet today #NZvWI #Brathwaite #KaneWilliamsonSwathii (@curlssup) June 22, 2019This….this is why I love this game. Look at the sportsmanship of the New Zealand team once the game is over. Feel sad for #Brathwaite. Excellent game. #NZvsWIPrasanthPridhivi (@p_pridhivi) June 22, 2019`Class acts all around ????Cath (@tekiwikouple) June 22, 2019Ah, the beautiful game!KhannaLabUA (@KhannaLabUA) June 22, 2019One pic many emotions.. But #SpiritOfCricket is dominating..#WIvNZ #CWC19 #KaneWilliamsonVikas Kumar???? (@vikas_musafir) June 22, 2019Speaking to the press after his valiant effort, Carlos Brathwaite said he was devasted at not being able to take West Indies past the finish line in Manchester.”Obviously, I’m devastated not to get over the line. I thought it had enough bat on it. I was willing it to go up and up and up but that was one of the best fielders [Trent Boult] in the world out there,” Brathwaite added.”It’s a game of margins. One or two yards more, we would have been victorious tonight,” he said.Also Read | Devastated not to get over the line, says Carlos Brathwaite after New Zealand heartbreakAlso Read | MS Dhoni suggested a yorker before hat-trick ball, says Mohammed ShamiAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow West Indies vs New ZealandFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow Carlos BrathwaiteFollow Trent BoultFollow Kane WilliamsonFollow Ross Taylor No data available! graphs Nextlast_img

  • Shefali Shah Shabana Azmi to feature in web series

    first_imgShabana Azmi and Shefali Shah will be seen together in a web series, a medical thriller, to be produced by Vipul Shah. In the upcoming series, Shefali will be seen playing the role of a doctor, while Shabana Azmi will be the owner of the hospital. The two last starred in Aparna Sen’s 2005 film 15 Park Avenue but did not have any scenes together. Mozez Singh, who directed Vicky Kaushal-starrer Zubaan, is co-writing the series with Aligarh fame Ishani Banerjee. Also Read – An income drop can harm brain”It’s a web series for OTT platform and it will have multiple seasons. The hard-hitting series will address all the wrong doings and scams in the medical world. And its a real joy to have two very talented actresses, Shabana ji on-board along with Shefali Shah,” Vipul Shah said in a statement during an interaction. While Shefali, who won a lot of critical acclaim for her performance in Netflix original ‘Delhi Crime’, said she is thrilled to collaborate with Azmi. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma Award”It’s an extremely important and pertinent topic that any sensitive person would relate to and has to be shown. Besides that creatively it’s a huge high for me.” “To be a part of a powerful story and playing an extremely complex character and it’s my privilege and honour of work with Shabana ji. It’s my first time with her and I can’t wait to dive straight into it. And to top it Vipul’s producing it,” Shefali said. The makers are yet to lock the director for the untitled web series.last_img read more

  • Selection for West Indies Focus on Dhonis future Kohlis availability

    first_imgMumbai: Skipper Virat Kohli’s availability and veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s future will be in focus when the MSK Prasad-led national selection panel meets here on Friday to pick the Indian cricket squads for next month’s tour of the West Indies. The 38-year old Dhoni, whose finishing abilities with the bat has been on the wane, would be the centre of discussion amid speculation that the Jharkhand player is contemplating retirement even though he hasn’t spoken about it till now. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day Dhoni’s selection or omission would be an indicator of things to come in the future. India are set to play T20s, as many ODIs and two Tests in a full-fledged tour to the Caribbean islands, starting August 3. Considering next year’s T20 World Cup to be held in Australia, the selectors might opt for the young Rishabh Pant, who is seen as heir apparent to Dhoni. Dhoni was dropped from the T20 series against West Indies and Australia last October and there is a strong chance that he won’t be included this time around too. Also Read – Don’t use ‘lynching’ to defame India: Bhagwat Pant was recently called up as replacement for an injured opener Shikhar Dhawan in the World Cup, from where India were ousted in the semifinal stage. Another issue that would surely be debated is the availability of Kohli, who has been on the road for a while. There is a school of thought that the skipper could be rested considering the long domestic season ahead, which begins in September, and in this scenario Rohit Sharma could be handed captaincy for the shorter formats. However, with the two Tests being part of the ICC Test Championship, Kohli could be included in the Test squad. A similar approach could be taken for pacer Jasprit Bumrah. The panel would also work on restructuring the middle-order as it was one of the primary reasons for India’s exit from the World Cup semi-final. Stabilising the number four spot is the need of the hour going ahead. It is expected that picking the middle-order could lead to the biggest debate as the panel has a few choices among Karnataka’s Mayank Agarwal and Manish Pandey and Mumbai’s Shreyas Iyer, who has been knocking the doors after scoring heavily in domestic cricket. Pandey scored a match-winning 100 for India A against the West Indies A in an unofficial third ODI and after Ambati Rayudu’s sudden retirement and Vijay Shankar’s failure to nail the number four spot, the focus will be on the trio. Also, the selectors may consider the talented young Punjab batsman Shubhman Gill and Mumbai’s Prithvi Shaw. But Shaw’s hip injury could come in the way of him being considered. A determined Gill has been among the runs in the West Indies tour for India A. Gill and Shreyas could make the cut. It could also be end of the road for the experienced Dinesh Karthik and Maharashtra all-rounder Kedar Jadhav, who failed to perform in the World Cup. If Dhawan, who was ruled out of the World Cup owing to a thumb fracture, is deemed fit, he would, in all probability, open with Rohit. Other regulars, including K L Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, could retain their places in the limited-overs squads. Teenage leg-spinner Rahul Chahar could be among the rookies who are at least discussed given the good run he is having with the A team in the West Indies right now. The 19-year-old is a cousin of Deepak Chahar, a fairly established first-class name who has played an ODI and a T20 for India. Among the new faces, Delhi speedster Navdeep Saini could make the team as he has impressed in the ongoing India A tour of West Indies and even picked a fifer. The selectors could also look at the likes of Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, and Avesh Khan apart from regular pacers Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who could be retained. Khaleel being a left-arm pacer adds variety to the attack. The choice of wicket-keepers for the Tests would be watched with interest as Pant did the job in the last series India played in Australia. With a fit-again Wriddiman Saha, who is considered the best in the country, it remains to be seen if the selectors bring him back or look to the future in Pant. The T20 Internationals are scheduled from August 3 to 6, while the ODIs will take place from August 8 to 14. The two-Test series will be played from August 22 to September 3.last_img read more

  • Richard Thomas To Host Give Kids A Shot Gala

    first_imgOn Monday, April 22, 2013, the National Meningitis Association will hold its annual Give Kids a Shot Gala.The event takes place at the New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South, New York 10019. Cocktails & Silent Auction begin at 7:00 PM followed by dinner & the NMA Awards. Master of Ceremonies is iconic actor Richard Thomas, a longtime supporter of NMA and winner of the organization’s Nancy Ford Springer Inspiration Award.Entertainment will include the band Current Affair, singing troupe Incognito Artists and the wild Delirious Hair Design who will be making custom coifs on the spot for guests. As always, there will be a silent auction of one of a kind experiences and luxury items. This signature fundraising event will help NMA continue and expand its vital work in the fight against meningitis.Honorary Chairs are Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr. & Para-Olympic Gold Medalist Nick Springer; Gala Chairs Lenore Cooney, Cooney/Waters Group, Sara Herbert-Galloway & Gary Springer, Springer Associates PR; Vice Chairs, Joanna Goldenstein, KPMG,LLP; Barry J. Klarberg Monarch Wealth & Business Management.: Ulrika “Red” Nilsson, Redcircle International, Inc. & Heike M. Vogel, Arent Fox LLP; Auction Chairs, Matt Klarberg, Monarch Wealth & Business Management and Errol Rappaport.2013 Honorees are William Schaffner, M.D., Health Achievement Award; Cindy Krejny, Moms on Meningitis Award; Massachusetts State Senator Jack Hart, Nancy Ford Springer Inspiration Award; Samantha and Kyle Busch, The Kyle Busch Foundation, Community Leadership Award.During the 1990’s, there was a significant increase in the number of adolescents and young adults killed or disabled by meningococcal meningitis; young people who were seemingly healthy, vibrant and often athletic. Most of the families were unaware of a vaccine that could have saved their children’s lives or anguish. The National Meningitis Association (NMA), a non-profit organization, was formed in 2002 by parents whose children were killed or disabled by meningitis. Since then, NMA has created educational programs that reach millions of people each year with information about available immunizations and disease symptoms and thoughtful, comprehensive support programs for families devastated by the ravages of the disease.Honorary Committee includes Michael Badalucco, Susan & Hon. James A. Baker III, Lynn Grossman & Bob Balaban, Steve Buscemi, Victor Calis, Commissioner Disabilities, Mayor’s Office, City of New York, U.S, Senator Susan Collins, Judy & Rod Gilbert, Adam Graves, Amy Madigan & Ed Harris, Lainie Kazan, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Congressman Michael M. Michaud, James Naughton, Congresswoman Shelly Pingree, Heather Randall, Susan Sarandon, Joe Sirola, U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe, Liv Ullman and Logan West, Miss Teen USA 2012.Find out more here.last_img read more

  • New Davis Cup goes virtual to increase sponsorship revenue

    MADRID — The changes in the Davis Cup go beyond its revamped format.In addition to a new playing formula that will bring nations together for a weeklong tournament in a single venue, the Davis Cup is also implementing a new sponsorship strategy that will make tennis’ top team competition look different to television viewers — all depending on where they are watching it.The group behind the new Davis Cup — led by Barcelona defender Gerard Pique — is planning to use virtual replacement advertising during broadcasts at the inaugural “World Cup” of tennis in Madrid from Nov. 18-24, meaning sponsors’ logos and banners will be superimposed digitally on the courts. A viewer in the United States will see something different than one in Asia or one in Europe, or those watching matches in person at Madrid’s “Magic Box” tennis complex.The strategy adds flexibility to sponsors and will allow organizers to sell different sponsorship packages worldwide, widening revenue possibilities. Instead of having one presenting sponsor for the whole tournament, organizers can sign deals with multiple companies.“One of the things that happens in terms of sponsorship is that it is pretty difficult to find one of those global brands that has interest all over the world,” Kosmos Tennis CEO Javier Alonso told The Associated Press. “With the modern technologies that are available right now on the market … we are targeting to have three or four different feeds and in each feed we will have a different sponsor with virtual replacement technology.”Even global companies could take advantage of the new model, as they can promote specific products in different markets. A car company could advertise one vehicle in Europe and another in Asia, and a beer company could promote one product in South America and another in Oceania.The technology, called “DBR,” or digital board replacement, is already being used successfully by the Spanish soccer league, a sponsor and partner of the revamped Davis Cup. The league says it was one of the first competitions to implement the virtual sponsorship strategy some five years ago, and currently it distributes specific feeds to nine different regions.“It’s a format that is much more attractive to sponsors,” said Oscar Mayo, the Spanish league’s director for international development. “It’s a model fully developed and we will share our know-how and provide support.”The technology allows for customized images to be superimposed anywhere on the field without being affected by camera movement or the position of players. It is used especially on sideline boards and the “3D” carpets near the goals in soccer matches. Similar technologies have been used in broadcasts of auto racing, golf tournaments and American football games, showing speeds, distances and first-down markers to add to the viewers’ experience.Kosmos’ goal is to have at least three separate regions with specific feeds in this inaugural season, expanding it to more territories and new sponsors in the coming years.“At the end of the day, you can multiply by three or four the income that you are generating because the expense is not huge,” Alonso said.The added costs are usually related to the need of having more satellites to distribute the different feeds. Kosmos estimates an extra cost of about 100,000 euros ($112,000) for each additional feed.The plan to use the new technology was already in the long-term plans for Kosmos, the investment group founded by Pique, but it was fast-tracked after longtime Davis Cup sponsor BNP Paribas decided last month not to continue investing in the competition. The bank said it would end its 17-year title sponsorship “as the competition’s format evolves.”“It was a surprise when it happened but we already had another plan, so we could handle it,” Alonso said. “Already with what we have signed (in sponsors), I would say probably we already have 30 or 40 per cent of what they had before. We are OK.”Davis Cup organizers said the new formula, with all matches played in a single week and at the same venue, has been key to attracting new sponsors.“People understand the concept of one city, one location, everyone together, so it’s been a good response to the change,” ITF president David Haggerty told the AP. “Under the old format you weren’t sure where the finals would be, so if you were a business you didn’t know if it would be a country that was important to your business or not, whereas here everyone knows the next two years we are in Madrid and companies can make a very informed decision.”The Spanish league said the new format was crucial for its decision to join in.“This new event has a lot more visibility compared to before,” Mayo said. “It will be at the same level as the great sporting events in the world, bringing together fans and players from several countries.”The season-ending tournament will feature 18 teams drawn into six groups of three, with the group winners advancing to the knockout stage, along with the two-best second-place teams. The nations will play within their groups Monday-Thursday, with the knockout rounds Friday-Sunday. The matches will take place on hard courts in three stadiums in morning and afternoon sessions that will include two singles matches and a doubles match between two nations.The new Davis Cup is part of a 25-year partnership between Kosmos and the ITF, which made the deal to try to increase revenue for the local tennis federations.___More AP Tennis: and Azzoni on Twitter: Azzoni, The Associated Press read more

  • Urgent action needed to address rising global hunger says UN agency head

    According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the number of hungry people around the world rose to 815 million – the first increase after more than a decade of steady decline. “The most important thing to do now is to build the resilience of poor people to face the impacts of conflicts and climate change,” José Graziano da Silva, the Director-General of FAO told the UN agency’s Council meeting in Rome, Monday. In addition to rising hunger, obesity and overweight are also growing in developed and developing countries, adding further challenges and raising the cost of current food systems. It is, thus, critical to ensure that humanitarian assistance is combined with development actions to chart a course to eradicate hunger by 2030, added Mr. Graziano da Silva, calling for new and increased investments from both the public and private sectors. At the FAO Council, which manages administrative and financial affairs between biennial meetings of the UN agency’s Conference, the Director-General outlined major events in 2018, including those on agroecology, globally important agricultural heritage systems, innovation for smallholder and family farmers, as well as plan to launch an international platform for biodiversity. These initiatives are designed to support countries put in place sustainable agricultural practices that combine food production, ecosystem services and climate-change resilience at the same time, Mr. Graziano da Silva explained. read more

  • Notre Dame Is Less OneDimensional Than It Was Last Year

    Notre Dame star Arike Ogunbowale is a big part of that, though she’s by no means alone. The whole team had to pitch in to guard Texas A&M star Chennedy Carter in the Sweet 16 on Saturday, and while Carter did manage to score 35 points, this number is deceiving: It took Carter 34 shots to do it. Ogunbowale scored 34 in the game but did so on just 25 shots.“I think we got stops when it mattered,” Ogunbowale said after the Texas A&M game. “Fourth quarter we held [Carter], we got stops. And like I say, we got stops when it mattered. So that’s all that matters.”This has been the case for much of the season. Notre Dame is allowing 0.73 points per possession this season overall, per Synergy Sports. But after timeouts, that number drops to 0.59, good for sixth in the country. So when McGraw and company have a chance to set up their defense, the Irish essentially become as effective as anyone, with that number besting everyone else still left in the NCAA field.So how do they do it? A combination of forcing turnovers, closing out on perimeter shooters and an elevated dose of protecting the rim.The Notre Dame steal percentage is up from last season, 12.0 percent this year from 11.1 percent a year ago. Much of that improvement comes from Ogunbowale herself, whose steal rate jumped from 2.3 to 3.2 percent. All five starters, however, have steal rates north of 2 percent, reflecting an ability to get into passing lanes, and those live-ball turnovers are immensely valuable for a Notre Dame team that scores at a rate of 1.12 points per possession in transition.The biggest change, though, is the element of rim protection provided by Brianna Turner after the Notre Dame center missed last season with an injury. No Notre Dame starter last season topped Jessica Shepard’s 2.3 block percentage. But this year, Turner checks in at 9.2 percent, and as a team, Notre Dame is at 11.5 percent. That’s 38th in the country, up from 225th in Division I last year.But while most attention goes to Turner’s blocks — a particular aesthetic favorite of McGraw when she watches her team — there are improvements by other players that have made a difference as well.Take Shepard’s ability to end possessions by simply anchoring herself in the right spot off of misses by opponents. Her improved strength and agility this season has led to a significant jump in her defensive rebounding percentage, from 17.1 percent last year to 20.5 percent this season.“Jessica is such a phenomenal player inside and out,” Turner said of her teammate when talking to reporters in Chicago on Sunday. “She’s the strongest player I’ve ever played against or with, so that just speaks for itself. Her ability to like chase down rebounds and just offensively, as well, just her strength is really one of her great assets.”Then there’s Marina Mabrey, known primarily for shooting threes and taking over at point guard last season out of necessity. But the versatile Mabrey is also a standout on defense. Already strong last season at 0.676 points per possession allowed, per Synergy, she’s dropped that number all the way to 0.625 in 2018-19, 45th in the country among 713 eligible Division I players with a minimum of 200 possessions. This stems from her ability to defend spot-up shooters. Her allowed points per possessions on these plays is down to .587 from 0.855 a year ago. The result is a Notre Dame team that allowed opponents to shoot 34.5 percent from three last year, 302nd in the nation, but now is giving up just 28.6 percent to opponents beyond the arc this year, 33rd best in the country.To be sure, there are still gaps in the Notre Dame defense. As McGraw noted last weekend, the team’s offense is what holds the key to its defense, an inside-out formulation compared with most teams.“We do like to run,” McGraw said. “We’re a transition-type team. I think our offense feeds our defense, which is kind of the opposite of the way it’s supposed to go.”It’s true: While the Irish are among the nation’s leaders in offensive efficiency both in the halfcourt and in transition, they have a far more effective defense in the halfcourt set (55th in the nation, per Synergy) than in transition (197th). Put simply, the best way for Notre Dame to defend is to make baskets and keep opponents from running.And while Notre Dame has every chance to repeat, don’t think of this 2018-19 Irish team as a clone of last year’s champion. Notre Dame’s defense has made big stridesHow the Final Four teams have changed from a year ago in terms of their efficiency on offense and defense Muffet McGraw has been worried all season about Notre Dame’s defense. When the Fighting Irish beat Bethune-Cookman in the first round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, McGraw said in postgame interviews that her team had “a long way to go to be a good defensive team.” This was after Notre Dame conceded only 50 points and won the game by 42.Fast-forward a couple of weeks, and McGraw’s team has now reached the Final Four for a ninth time. Next up is a bitter rival — and the most decorated team in the sport’s history — in the Connecticut Huskies. It’s safe to assume which aspect of Notre Dame’s game concerns McGraw the most ahead of this epic rematch of last year’s semifinal.After all, Notre Dame is a juggernaut on offense. The Irish are first in the nation in points per game and third in offensive efficiency, according to — trailing only Oregon and Mississippi State. Both stats are on par with what the team posted last season en route to the national title.But despite McGraw’s concerns, Notre Dame has come a long way toward becoming a good defensive team. It’s just not on the same level as the impeccable execution Notre Dame displays on the offensive side of the ball. Last season, Notre Dame ranked 150th in defensive efficiency. For comparison with recent champions, South Carolina finished 18th in 2016-17, while UConn’s 2015-16 team finished first — in fact, the Huskies finished first in all four of Breanna Stewart’s title-winning seasons. (Not a coincidence.)Typically, championship teams play far more effective defense than the Irish did last season. So far in 2018-19, though, they’ve bridged that gap significantly. Though they are allowing 64.2 points per game, 153rd in the country, that number fails to account for Notre Dame’s pace. In defensive efficiency, they are up to 52nd in the country. Check out our latest March Madness predictions. Notre Dame114.2117.5+3.391.886.1+5.7 Team2017-182018-19Diff.2017-182018-19Diff. Baylor117.4113.1-4.377.276.4+0.8 UConn122.2116.8-5.473.779.6-5.9 Points Per 100 PossessionsOpp. Points Per 100 Possessions Source: Her Hoop Stats Oregon117.8121.9+ read more

  • Richard Branson steps up his astronaut training as first space flight is

    The New Shepherd, seen here blasting off from its Texas launchpad, is the reusable rocket for Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin space companyCredit:AFP/Getty Richard Branson and his co-pilots were joined by Buzz Aldrin in the capsule of the Virgin Global Challenger before the 1996 around the world attemptCredit: Philip Hollis/ Philip Hollis This year the ship’s successor, the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo, completed its first supersonic test flight.In an interview to be broadcast on Monday, the Virgin founder told the BBC’s You and Yours programme that commercial passenger space flights were tantalisingly close. The New Shepherd, seen here blasting off from its Texas launchpad, is the reusable rocket for Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin space company In 1985 an attempt on the Atlantic Ocean crossing record saw his boat capsize, leaving him in need of rescue just of the Cornish coast.A second attempt a year later in the powerboat Atlantic Virgin Challenger II made history by making the trip in three days, eight hours and 31 minutes. In the 1990s he set speed records in hot air balloons, but the goal of becoming the first man to circumnavigate the world by balloon continued to elude him.The Swiss-British team of balloonists Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones achieved the first round-the-world trip in March of 1999. 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. Richard Branson and his co-pilots were joined by Buzz Aldrin in the capsule of the Virgin Global Challenger prior to his 1996 attempt to fly non stop around the world in a balloon. Sir Richard Branson has stepped up his astronaut training in preparation for a space flight he believes is just months away.His optimism looks set to intensify a three-way-race between rival billionaires to conquer the private space market.He told the BBC: “I’m going for astronaut training, I’m going for fitness training, centrifuge and other training, so that my body will hopefully cope well when I go into space.”Instead of doing one set of tennis every morning and every evening, I’m doing two sets.”I’m going kiting and biking – doing whatever it takes to make me as fit as possible.”In centrifuge training, memorably depicted by Roger Moore in the James Bond film Moonraker, the subject is subjected to high G-forces to simulate and prepare for the physical stresses of take-off.It comes four years after tragedy struck the Virgin space programme, when its SpaceShipOne passenger rocket ship exploded, killing one pilot and leaving the other seriously injured. “We’re talking about months away, not years away. It’s so close. There are exciting times ahead,” he said.Two more of the world’s richest men are also engaged in the new space race.SpaceX, funded by Paypal founder and tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, is increasingly dominant in the cargo market.Mr Musk has said he wants to die on Mars, “but not on impact”.But the first passenger flight looks likely to happen courtesy of either Mr Branson or Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.Mr Branson said of Bezos: “I think we’re both neck and neck as to who will put people into space first.“Ultimately, we have to do it safely. It’s more a race with ourselves to make sure we have the craft that are safe to put people up there.” Earlier this month the Amazon boss – whose $130 billion fortune dwarfs Mr Branson’s twenty times over – said he is liquidating more than a billion dollars a month to invest in his space company Blue Origin.He told a finance magazine: “The only way that I can see to deploy this much financial resource is by converting my Amazon winnings into space travel.He said his own timetable was to put humans in space “at the end of this year or at the beginning of next.” Mr Branson’s ambitions to exit the world’s atmosphere follow decades of effort to enter the world record books. read more

  • Adil Rashid could be persuaded back to Test cricket says Trevor

    (ESPNCricinfo) Could Adil Rashid be persuaded to make a return to Test cricket on the strength of his white-ball form? Don’t rule it out, is the message from Trevor Bayliss, after describing Rashid’s recent performances against Australia and India as “the best I’ve seen him bowl” since he took over as England’s head coach in 2015.Adil Rashid celebrates the wicket of Marcus Stoinis (Getty Images)Rashid claimed 20 wickets at 23.95 in England’s nine-match ODI campaign this summer (and a further five in four T20s), including arguably the collector’s item of his career to date – a big-ripping legbreak to bowl Virat Kohli in the series decider at Headingley, a ball that turned so sharply the India captain was left open-mouthed in astonishment.An unusually hot and dry summer has enhanced the conditions for spin bowling in England, and India have already responded by drafting the left-arm wristspinner Kuldeep Yadav into their Test squad after his own starring role in the limited-overs campaign.The chances of Rashid following suit would still appear to be slim, given that he retired from red-ball cricket earlier this year, saying that “his heart was not in it” after picking up ten wickets at 50 in seven Championship appearances last summer.He had not played a Test match for England since 2016-17, when he finished as England’s leading wicket-taker in India and Bangladesh with 30 scalps in seven Tests, and was overlooked for the home series against South Africa and West Indies, as well as the subsequent Ashes tour.However, England’s selection panel has been overhauled since the winter, and as Bayliss pointed out, the new National Selector Ed Smith set a precedent for Test selection on white-ball form with his very first squad.Against Pakistan in May, Jos Buttler returned to England’s Test team as a direct consequence of his hot run of form for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, and made an immediate impact with two half-centuries, including a match-defining 80 not out in the second Test at Headingley.Asked if England would urge Rashid to consider and follow Buttler’s example in Test cricket, Bayliss replied: “Possibly,” but added that the ball remained in the player’s court.“This year is probably the best we’ve seen him bowl,” Bayliss said of Rashid. “He’s bowled well in one-day cricket over the last few years but his control and his consistency this year has been top class and probably the best I’ve seen him bowl since I’ve been here.“That’s a decision he’s got to make,” he added. “I’m not sure whether Ed Smith’s had a chat with him or not. Could he get picked in the Test team on white-ball form? Well, it’s already been proven this year it’s happened once. So, look I’m sure he’ll be up for discussion definitely.”The desire to lure Rashid back to the fold is a reflection of England’s ongoing struggle to find a Test-class spinning option. In the wake of Moeen Ali’s loss of form during the Ashes, England blooded three new caps in their first four Tests in 2018, with Mason Crane and Jack Leach both suffering injuries that left Dom Bess as the man in possession by the end of the Pakistan series.Bess, 20, let no-one down with his attitude against Pakistan – not least with the bat, in making vital runs in both Tests, including a maiden fifty at Lord’s. However, he didn’t claim a wicket until the final day of the series, and Bayliss hinted that, all things being equal, he would likely defer to his senior Somerset colleague, Leach, whose broken thumb had given him his opportunity in the first place.“I think at this time of their careers that’s probably right,” said Bayliss.” I think Bess has got a lot of his career in front of him. But Leach was the one who was identified a couple of years ago and has done well over the last few seasons. I think if he shows any form at all, having a left-arm spinner in there would be of benefit.”A return for Moeen cannot be ruled out, however. Like Rashid, he finished the one-dayers flushed with confidence after out-performing his Indian counterparts in the decisive moments of the series, and with Ben Stokes set to miss the second Test due to his court case in Bristol, Moeen’s allround qualities may well bring him further into the frame.“He’s a confidence player and that’ll be a decision we have to make before that first Test. Do we take in two spinners for some of these games? Is it a bit drier this year and if we do we need to decide who those two are going to be.”The spin situation aside, Bayliss believes that England’s plans for the first Test, starting at Edgbaston on August 1, are fairly clear-cut. Dawid Malan’s timely runs for England Lions against India A ensure that the top-order that finished the series against Pakistan are all in a decent vein of form – not least the Test captain Joe Root, whose back-to-back hundreds against India were a timely statement of intent.“He was not necessarily out of form but he had a lack of runs I suppose in the last month or two,” said Bayliss. “Sometimes you get into a bit of a rut when the runs aren’t coming so to actually get that confidence back and play as he has done in the last two innings has been fantastic for Joe but also for the team as well.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEngland leave door open for Ben Stokes recallAugust 13, 2018In “latest news”Roston Chase bags eight as West Indies crush EnglandJanuary 26, 2019In “Sports”West Indies, England prepare for round two in battle of heavy-hittersFebruary 22, 2019In “latest news” read more

  • BTI expands western US mining reach with Arnold Machinery agreement

    first_imgBreaker Technology Inc (BTI) says it has selected Arnold Machinery Co to distribute rockbreaker systems, mining mobile equipment and breaker attachments to the western US mining market.Serving the US mining industry for 90 years, Arnold Machinery is well-versed in mining methods and equipment and is positioned to provide top-notch sales, service, and parts from their facilities throughout the Western US, BTI said. The move will improve Breaker Technology’s position in the US mining industry, according to the company.Terry McKague, BTI’s Director of Sales, said the company knows Arnold Machinery well having worked together in the construction industry for some time.“We have always been impressed with their commitment to serve the customer, it is in their culture. Providing quality equipment with a long-term view fits well with BTI’s strategy,” he said.BTI has over 60 years of experience in providing rockbreaking technology and offers an extensive line of rockbreaker systems, scalers, and attachments that power productivity and get mining companies ahead of the grade, the company said. “Additionally, Breaker Technology’s Mine Runner offers a 6,000 lb (2.7 t) payload and is available in various configurations including a personnel carrier, mechanic’s truck, utility pick-up or a simple flat deck.”Tom O’Bryne, Arnold Machinery’s COO and Mining Equipment President, said: “Arnold Machinery Co’s Silver Service® is the engine of our growth and customer satisfaction is our focus. BTI and Arnold Machinery Company’s cultures align for one common purpose, customer satisfaction is our only policy.’”Arnold Machinery has been in business since 1929. It is a full service distributor of construction, material handling, and mining equipment, and a wholesale distributor of farm implements in the western US.Back in August, BTI signed a deal with Creighton Rock Drill (CRD) to distribute and service its underground mining vehicles, rockbreaker systems and hydraulic breaker attachments in the key Sudbury market.last_img read more