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Iniesta could continue Spain career beyond World Cup

first_imgSpain Iniesta could continue Spain career beyond World Cup Ben Spratt 03:16 6/6/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) AndresIniestaCropped Getty Images Spain Portugal v Spain World Cup The midfielder says he has not ruled out the possibility of extending his international career, despite his move to Japan Andres Iniesta will not rule out continuing his Spain career beyond the World Cup, even if it could be “difficult” after leaving Europe.Barcelona great Iniesta is departing Camp Nou for Japan this off-season, signing for Vissel Kobe after a glittering European career.The veteran midfielder will first turn out for Spain at the World Cup in Russia, but he has not yet made a decision on his international future after the tournament. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Iniesta, 34, told reporters at Spain’s media day: “This World Cup could be my last appearance but, once it’s over, everything will be analysed. I will start in Japan and we’ll see the circumstances.”I do not rule out continuing, but I know it is difficult once I leave Barcelona. It would be a little difficult for me to continue here but, once the World Cup is over, we’ll look at everything.Regardless of any continuing international career, this will be Iniesta’s last World Cup.But the man who netted the winner in the 2010 final against Netherlands is trying not to let that impact his performances, adding: “That it’s my last one makes it special and different.”I try not to have the last World Cup in my head, but to face it as if it were the first – or what it is: a very nice challenge.”I do not get tired from the goodbyes, I just try to enjoy every moment. I try to taste it because, after so much time, it is still exciting to live these moments.”Iniesta was also presented with the Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Sports Merit, the highest honour in Spanish sport, by new prime minister Pedro Sanchez.last_img read more

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PM Minnis Governments dramatic reform agenda and certainty and stability have helped

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 19, 2018 – Nassau – The Bahamian economy is steadily improving as a result of the Minnis Administration’s dramatic reform agenda during the first seven months of its governance of The Bahamas, and while there is still “a long road ahead,” there are positive prospects for the economy on the horizon, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon Hubert A. Minnis said Thursday.  Prime Minister Minnis said the turnaround is also a result of the “certainty and stability” his Administration has brought to the table insofar as government policy (policies) is concerned.“Certainty and stability are crucial for economic growth and development,” Prime Minister Minnis told a packed room.  “Even in tough economic conditions, businesses invest and create jobs if there is certainty about government policies on things like work permits, taxes, regulations relating to their business and other matters.”Addressing the Opening Session of the 27th Annual Bahamas Business Outlook Seminar under the theme “Creating a World Class Bahamas,” Prime Minister Minnis said his Administration undertook a number of initiatives of dramatic reform and transformation in order to stabilize the Bahamian economy when it first took over the reins of governance on May 10, 2017.Prime Minister Minnis said his Administration was also able to forestall further downgrade of the country’s credit rating through “quick action and careful financial management” a process, the Prime Minister said, took tremendous effort and “reining-in” of public finances.“Upon coming to office, my Government fully appreciated that becoming a world class country demanded dramatic and ongoing reform, modernization and transformation.“To aggressively pursue our reform agenda required a programme of immediate stabilization; ideas for economic liberalization and public sector reform, and a variety of initiatives to boost growth and development.“We had to first stabilize public finances and the economy through fiscal discipline, transparency and honesty with international agencies. Through quick action and careful financial management, we forestalled further downgrade of our credit rating. This took tremendous effort and reining-in of public finances.”Prime Minister Minnis said his Administration continues to address the issue of corruption by public officials – which he said is a burden on the public sector and which retards investment, development and productivity.   Additionally, the Government “continues to take the necessary steps” to comply with various international norms and protect the country’s financial services industry.“Upon our election to office, The Bahamas faced the threat of immediate blacklisting by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Union.  We faced blacklisting if we failed to give a definitive indication of our commitment to apply for membership to the Multilateral Convention for the Automatic Exchange of Tax Information.“We are continuing to take the necessary steps to comply with various international norms and to protect our financial services industry.  The Government is also committed to a programme of dramatic reform and liberalization of the economy.”The further liberalization of the economy will include a focus on Bahamian small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) which the Prime Minister said are “a critical part of our economy.”“These businesses employ thousands of Bahamians. They are critical for economic growth,” Prime Minister Minnis said.The Prime Minister outlined a litany of initiatives his Administration has undertaken or will undertake in the near future that are designed to “move the Bahamian economy forward” even further.  These include the recent liberalization of the Exchange Control Regime, the introduction and passage of the Commercial Enterprise Bill (now Act), the impending sale of the Grand Lucayan and Memories properties in Grand Bahama, and the establishment of Deliverables Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister, among other initiatives.The Prime Minister also announced his plans to undertake a number of investment promotional trips to Canada, the United States, Europe, East Asia and South American.By: Matt Maura (BIS)Photo Caption: Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis.(BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Google Stadia launch info pricing to be revealed June 6

first_img Comment Google Stadia is a play-anywhere streaming game platform… Google announced Stadia at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco in March. The service will let gamers play standard PC games within anything that can browse the web, including a TV, a phone, a tablet and of course a PC. The games are powered by Google’s high-performance computers, which then stream the images to the web browser in a similar way Netflix streams videos. Gamers play using a controller Google designed, which connects through Wi-Fi to Stadia’s systems. Google says the service is designed as a way for people to play and watch gaming together.”Our ambition is far beyond a single game,” Google’s Phil Harrison said at GDC in March. Instead, the company sees the opportunity to give players “instant access” to a game by clicking a link.Originally published June 3, 10:03 a.m. PT.Update, 10:23 a.m.: Adds more background on Google Stadia. Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Some news can’t wait for #E3. Tune into the first ever #StadiaConnect this Thursday 6/6 at 9AM PT for exciting announcements, games, and more → https://t.co/dKmKakQeQp pic.twitter.com/mZRagFGh4k— Stadia (@GoogleStadia) June 3, 2019 1:56 1 Google Tags Gaming Google says Stadia was designed as a way for people to play and watch gaming together. James Martin/CNET We’re not going to have to wait long to learn more about Google Stadia, the search giant’s upcoming streaming game service.On Monday, the official account for Google Stadia tweeted that launch information, game announcements and pricing would be revealed Thursday at 9 a.m. PT, during the first ever Stadia Connect event.”Some news can’t wait for #E3,” the company tweeted, referencing the Electronic Entertainment Expo. “Tune into the first ever #StadiaConnect this Thursday 6/6 at 9AM PT for exciting announcements, games, and more.”last_img read more

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4 minors drown in Satkhira Kishoreganj

first_imgFour children, including two sisters, drowned in Satkhira and Kishoreganj districts on Sunday.In Satkhira, two minor sisters met their watery burial in a pond near Bhomra land port in sadar upazila at noon.The deceased are Ima Khatun, 4, and her sister Ruma Khatun, 3, daughters of Rabiul Islam of Bhomra Paschimpara area.Satkhira sadar police station officer-in-charge Maruf Ahmed said the siblings were playing near the pond and later their bodies were found floating in the pond.In Kishoreganj, two children-Marufa Aktar, 5, daughter of a certain Dhara Mia and Papiya, 6, daughter of one Asmat Ali of Mollapara-drowned in Dhanu river in Itna upazila at noon.Locals said the duo along with other children went to take their bath at Masjidghat point of the river. At one stage, they drowned.Locals rescued the girls and took them to the upazila health complex where doctors declared them dead on arrival.last_img read more

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12 more killed in a single day as country reels from growing

first_imgRoad AccidentTwelve people, including six members of a family, were killed in road accidents in five districts on Sunday as the country reels from growing road fatalities since Eid-ul-Azha.Of them, eight were killed in a single incident in Cumilla district.A bus crashed into an auto-rickshaw on Cumilla-Noakhali regional highway at Jamtola in Lalmai upazila of Cumilla at noon, killing at least eight people, including six members of a family.The deceased were identified as Jashim Uddin, 47, a hotel owner, his mother Sakhina Begum, 70, wife Selina Begum, 42, two sons—Shipon, 22, and Hridoy, 18, and daughter Nipu Akter, 13, their hotel staff Saimun Hossain hailing from Nangalkot upazila and auto-rickshaw driver Jamal Hossain, 22, of Laksam upazila in the district.Family’s youngest member Rifat, 8, survived the accident with severe injuries. He was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for better treatment.The bus smashed the CNG-run auto-rickshaw around 12 noon, leaving five passengers of the three-wheeler dead on the spot and four others injured, said Md Badrul Alam Talukdar, officer-in-charge of Lalmai police station.Three of the injured died while undergoing treatment at Baghmara Health Complex.Police recovered the bodies and sent those to Comilla Medical College Hospital morgue.In Dhaka, a man was killed in a road accident at Uttar Badda in the morning.Shahidul Islam, 45, son of late Saidul Islam of Charikumarpara in Kalmakanda upazila of Netrakona district, was hit by an unknown vehicle, said inspector Bachchu Mia at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) police camp.In Lakshmipur, Ibrahim, son of Abul Khayer of Laxmipur municipality area and an HSC first-year student, was killed as his motorbike fell into a ditch by JB Road in the morning.Md Azizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station, said Ibrahim’s family bought the new motorcycle for him on Saturday afternoon although he was not experienced in driving it.He went out with the motorbike in the morning and it fell into the ditch when he lost control over it, leaving him dead on the spot.On information, police recovered the body and handed it over to the family after a postmortem, the OC added.In Satkhira, a youth – Sagar Hossain, 25, son of Hafi Sardar of Nagarghata village in Patkelghata – was killed in an accident that took place in the district town in the evening.Locals said the deceased along with another youth was riding a motorcycle in the town. At one stage, their motorcycle hit a roadside pillar, leaving the duo critically injured.Being rescued, they were taken to Sadar Hospital where doctors pronounced Sagar dead.Mostafizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Satkhira Sadar police station, confirmed the incident saying the body was kept at the hospital for autopsy.In Magura, a farmer – Biplab Majumdar, 45, of Nalia village – was killed in head-on collision between a human-hauler and a motorcycle in Shalikha upazila.Tariqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Shalikha police station, said Biplob got tangled between the two vehicles after the collision at Narapati.He was then taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, the OC said.Meanwhile, a bus plunged into a roadside ditch in Sadar upazila of Kishoreganj around 3:00pm, leaving 19 passengers injured.According to the Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity, a passengers’ welfare platform, at least 224 people were killed and 886 others injured in 203 road accidents across the country in 12 days before and after the Eid-ul-Azha.The road accidents took place on different national and regional highways from 6 August to 17 August, according to a report prepared by the organisation.Of the total dead and injured, were 37 drivers, 3 transport workers, 70 women, 22 children, 42 students, 3 journalists, 2 physicians, 8 law enforcers, 3 politicians and 900 others pedestrians.Placing the report at a press conference at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU) in the city, Jatri Kalyan Samity secretary general Mozammel Haque Chowdhury said the number of road crashes and casualties saw a drop during his Eid vacation than that of last year.last_img read more

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