Government divided over Telekom Srbija sale – report

first_img Telekom Srbija AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 11 DEC 2015 Telekom Srbija eyes expansion with Albania buy Ex-Telenor Serbia and Montenegro unit attracts bids Serbia’s government is agonising over the sale of Telekom Srbija, with a final decision on the future of the company reportedly due later today (11 December).Six companies placed binding offers for the 58 per cent majority stake in the operator in November, which included a joint offer by Slovenia’s Telekom Slovenije and US private equity fund Apollo, as well as a bid from the Abu Dhabi investment authority, according to Reuters.The biggest offer on the table so far has reportedly been from the US Apollo fund at €1.2 billion, which falls just short of a €1.4 billion government valuation.Serbia’s prime minister Aleksandar Vucic is set to consult with financial adviser Lazard one more time before making a final decision.“I’m doing this because opinions are divided among ministers, it’s not easy to take such a decision,” he’s quoted as saying.Vucic has said in the past the government will not sell the stake unless its valuation is met, and it remains unclear whether ministers are divided about whether to sell at all, or who to sell to.Telekom Austria, which had a failed bid for the company in 2011, and Deutsche Telekom both emerged as interested parties when the sale process began, but have since pulled out of the running.Telekom Srbija owns a majority stake in Bosnia’s Telekom Srpske and also controls Montenegro’s M:Tel.According to GSMA Intelligence, the company has 4.8 million mobile connections, almost half of all overall connections in the country. Kavit Majithia Minister rules out Telekom Srbija sale in 2019 Related Previous ArticlePakistan’s regulator to replace Zong’s 3G spectrum this monthNext ArticleFrench minister sounds flexible note on Orange-Bouygues bid Home Government divided over Telekom Srbija sale – report Tags Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Authorlast_img read more

Gophers head to coach’s alma mater for tournament

first_imgGophers head to coach’s alma mater for tournamentHead coach Jessica Allister was a four-year starter while at Stanford. Matt GreensteinMarch 5, 2015Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintHead coach Jessica Allister will head back to a familiar place this weekend.She’s traveling to her alma mater, but this time she’ll be managing from the opposing dugout.Allister started all four years as a catcher at Stanford and led the Cardinal to two Women’s College World Series.“College was the best four years of my life. I enjoyed every second of it, and I’d do it again in a heartbeat,” she said.She’s in the Stanford record books’ top-10 in nearly every batting statistic and earned multiple accolades along the way.As well as her on-the-field recognitions, Allister was a leader among her teammates.“She’s just a fierce competitor. She’s the leader on the field and works extremely hard,” said John Rittman, Allister’s coach at Stanford.Her competitive drive dictates the intensity of the Gophers’ practices, which are run at a very fast pace and are never dull.Both Allister’s mother and father were coaches, so the coaching gene is in Allister’s makeup.“You take a little bit and learn from all of your experiences. I think coach Allister has probably done the same with her career,” Rittman said. “That’s one of the things that good coaches can do. They learn the game, and it’s very evident that she’s done a great job.” Throughout Minnesota’s season, Allister has preached to her team to control the controllable, and her motivating and competitive nature has rubbed off on the Gophers.“Coach says it all the time, ‘[We] can’t have any expectations. [We] just have to go out there and compete,’” sophomore pitcher Sara Groenewegen said.The last time Allister traveled to her alma mater was two years ago for a tournament where the Gophers won three of five games.One of their two losses went into extra innings when Minnesota fell to Stanford 2-1 in the eighth.“Once the game started, you don’t really think about it. But before and after the game, it’s definitely a weird feeling to know that someone you coached and coached with is now a successful coach of her own program,” said Rittman, who has since left Stanford.Not only was Allister a coach for the Gophers, but before Minnesota, she was an assistant coach under Rittman.She spent three years as an assistant coach and helped Stanford reach three consecutive NCAA tournaments and two super regional appearances. “The opportunity to coach with John Rittman, who I just think the world of, and to be able to come home and represent my alma mater, it was a dream come true,” Allister said.Before coming to Minnesota, Allister also made stops at Georgia and Oregon, but she has since changed her shade of red after taking over at Minnesota five years ago.“She’s had a lot of success in a short amount of time, and nobody is more deserving than coach Allister,” Rittman said.last_img read more

High school volleyball: Haughton continues domination of District 1-II; Parkway gets win

first_imgJaycie Keith had six kills. Reagan Jorstad had three aces. Arielle Emanuel had six aces and five kills. Averi Phillips hadeight assists. Haughton has won 27 sets in district play without a loss. TheLady Bucs can complete a 30-0 run with a straight sets win over BTW. They gaveup just 26 points against the Lady Lions in the first round of district play. The Lady Panthers improved to 17-10. At No. 35 in the latestpower rankings, Parkway needs to move up at least three spots to make theplayoffs in the program’s third season. Catherine Hudson had three kills. Taralyn Sweeney and BrooklynnBockhaus had two each. Mia McWilliams had a whopping 24 aces against Huntington. Shealso had 13 assists. At No. 21 in the Division II power rankings, Haughton will likelybe on the road in the first round of the playoffs. The Lady Bucs have fourregular-season matches left to improve their position. The top 16 teams in thefinal rankings are at home in the first round. The Haughton Lady Bucs wrapped up the outright District 1-IIchampionship with a dominating victory over the Huntington Lady Raiders onTuesday at Haughton. The Lady Bucs allowed just 23 points in the 25-8, 25-8, 25-7victory. Elsewhere Tuesday, Benton lost to Byrd 25-20, 25-22, 25-11 in aDistrict 1-I match at Benton. The Lady Tigers, a second-year program, droppedto 4-13. Parkway defeated Alexandria 25-20, 25-13, 25-7 on Monday at home. Haughton improved to 11-12 overall and 9-0 in district. The LadyBucs close district play Wednesday at Booker T. Washington. The Lady Panthers host Loyola College Prep Thursday. Aftermatches against West Monroe and North Caddo, Parkway closes the regular seasonin the Dunham tournament Nov. 1 and 2.Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more