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first_imgGood luck Australia; other teams can have fun: Healy’s cheeky World Cup wishDefending champions Australia, who are gunning for a 6th World Cup title, remain one of the favourites to win the tournament, especially after star player Alyssa Healy wished them an ‘exclusive’ good luck for their campaignadvertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 30, 2019UPDATED: May 30, 2019 14:22 IST The Australians are bidding for their 6th World Cup trophy (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSAlyssa Healy wished good luck to the Australian team at the 2019 World CupAustralia, who are also the defending champions, are gunning for a 6th World Cup trophyAaron Finch will be leading the Australian campaign at the WCFive-time Champions Australia are bidding for a 6th World Cup trophy as the tournament gets underway today with hosts England taking on South Africa in the opener. While England remain favourites to lift the trophy on July 14 in the final, teams like India and Australia are not far behind, especially consideing their history in the quadrennial event.Australia in particular have found form in the past couple of months after going through a dip in fortunes for most of the past year. As if beating India 3-2 in an away ODI series in February was not enough, Aaron Finch’s men proved that they were serious contenders when they whitewashed Pakistan in UAE. Soon whispers started doing the rounds, tipping the Kangaroos as one of the teams to beat at World Cup 2019.On the eve of the start of the World Cup, Australia women cricketer Alyssa Healy took to Twitter to wish ‘good luck’ to all the participating teams. However, cheekily, she added that she actually meant it only for her home country, while the others ‘can just have fun’.”Good luck to everyone in #cwc19! But I only really mean it for Australia…. everyone else can just have fun!”: Healy wrote on Twitter.Good luck to everyone in #cwc19! But I only really mean it for Australia…. everyone else can just have fun!Alyssa Healy (@ahealy77) May 30, 2019For her wish to be granted though, Aaron Finch and Co. will have to fight hard against some of the best cricket talents in the world.advertisementAustralia begin their World Cup 2019 campaign against Afghanistan on June 1, followed by a clash against West Indies on June 6.Also Read | Huge Indian support matter of pride for us in World Cup 2019: Virat KohliAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Prince Harry fires a salvo at Aaron Finch during opening ceremonyFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow Alyssa HealyFollow Aaron Finchlast_img read more


first_imgNew Gold and Western Goldfields, two separate gold mining companies, have entered into a definitive agreement in which New Gold will acquire by way of a plan of arrangement all of the outstanding common shares of Western Goldfields in exchange for one New Gold common share and C$0.0001 in cash for each common share of Western Goldfields. Upon completion of the transaction, existing New Gold and Western Goldfields shareholders will own around 58% and 42% of the combined company, respectively.Highlights of the Transaction include:Diversified gold production base from three gold mines in established jurisdictions with forecasted gold production of about 335,000 oz in 2009, expected to grow to over 400,000 oz in 2012Strong cash flow to fully fund the development at the New Afton gold-copper project in British ColumbiaDelivers on industry consolidation in a rising gold price environmentCombines experienced management teams and boards of directorsEnhances market presenceIncreases mineable reserves totalling 7.6 Moz gold within a Measured and Indicated resource of 12.2 Moz gold.Upon completion of the transaction, the executive management will consist of Randall Oliphant, Executive Chairman; Robert Gallagher, President and Chief Executive Officer; Brian Penny, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and James Currie, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. The board of directors will be a combination of six current directors of New Gold and four current directors of Western Goldfields, the composition of which will be determined prior to the meetings of the shareholders of both companies to approve the transaction.Robert Gallagher, President and Chief Executive Officer of New Gold said: “We are delighted with the announcement of the business combination with Western Goldfields. This is in line with our growth strategy and vision of becoming a Moz gold producer by 2012. This represents significant value for New Gold and Western Goldfields shareholders with greater leverage to gold in a larger intermediate gold mining company, diversified production in mining-friendly jurisdictions, and strengthened financial position.”Randall Oliphant, Chairman of Western Goldfields adds, “The combination of these two companies presents a great opportunity for both Western Goldfields and New Gold shareholders. It provides both groups with exposure to a very exciting development project in New Afton and cash flow sufficient to fund its development.”last_img read more

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