Mark Hughes confirms Asmir Begovic remains Stoke number one despite new Jack Butland deal

first_img Asmir Begovic Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has confirmed that despite Jack Butland signing a new contract for the Potters, Asmir Begovic remains his first choice goalkeeper.The Serbian stopper’s highly-rated deputy Butland put pen to paper on Friday to extend his current deal until 2019 as he aims to work his way into the starting eleven.Hughes also revealed the club plans to open negotiations with Begovic, who has kept seven clean sheets in 29 Premier League appearances this season, over a new deal in the summer.“Asmir is really happy here and is pleased with the progress that we, as a club, are making,” said Hughes. “We feel we tick a lot of boxes for him and hopefully in the summer the talks will all be positive.”The Potters boss also looked to praise his 22-year-old back up keeper and has challenged Butland to maintain his focus and rival Begovic for his starting berth.Hughes said: ”We are absolutely delighted that Jack is staying here with us. He is regarded by many people in the game, ourselves included, as one of the best young keepers in the country.“It was always our intentions to tie him down to the club long-term because we feel he is somebody that can really push Begovic for a starting role in the side.“He isn’t somebody who wants to sit around and serve as understudy. His ambitions are to keep improving and challenge for a regular starting position.” 1last_img read more

Botswana Delegation to Observe JIS at Work

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Small Craft Advisory

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppA SMALL CRAFT CAUTION IS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS & TURKS AND CAICOSWINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS, FALLING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT TIMES… 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMASSEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS… 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMASWEATHER: OCCASIONAL EARLY MORNING AND AFTERNOON SHOWERS…ALONG WITH POSSIBLE ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS…EXPECT GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS…MOONRISE: 11:46AM MOONSET: 12:24AM TUE.HIGH TIDE: 12:23AM LOW TIDE: 6:52AMHIGH TIDE: 12:46PM LOW TIDE: 7:00PM Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:small craft advisorylast_img read more

Plane Crash in Freeport both survive

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Oct 2015 – A training of a young pilot went terribly wrong and led to a plane crash earlier today. Reports are both the trainer and the student were not killed after going down in the Dover Sound area. Freeport Man Killed in ‘The Ghetto’, Homicide Count Now At 100 Related Items:freeport, Plane crash Heavy rain flooding Grand Bahama homes, senior citizens call for Govt help Bahamas Govt bids to buy Lucayan Strip resorts, PM Minnis tours site Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

87 Adults Graduate from General Equivalency Diploma Programme

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp By: Kathryn Campbell (BIS)Photo Captions:  Scenes from the General Equivalency Diploma Graduation Ceremony.  (BIS Photos/Raymond A. Bethel Sr.) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 27, 2017 – Nassau – Eighty-seven adults from inner-city communities in New Providence were recognized for successfully completing the General Equivalency Diploma (GED), a series of tests designed to measure proficiency which allows students to earn their high school equivalency credentials.   The graduates received their diplomas during a special service at Salem Union Baptist Church, Taylor Street, on Sunday, October 22, 2017.The GED programme is a jointly sponsored venture by the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development along with corporate sponsors including Atlantic College and various churches.  The theme for the service was ‘Global Competence for an Inter-Connected World’.In her remarks, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, said the Government has made a decision to marry the work of Social Services and Urban Renewal to produce an “holistic” empowerment programme designed to achieve the socio-economic development of its people.“This marriage, designed in paradise, has a built-in preventative measure and self-help component.   While Social Services ensures those in need maintain an acceptable standard of living Urban Renewal executes on one end of its spectrum, programmes that will ensure needed citizens receive skills and competencies necessary to prevent our people from relying solely on the government for assistance, and on the other end of the spectrum, for our clients to be given opportunities to achieve or return to a state of independence.”Minister Rolle said the redefined mission of Urban Renewal is to “Transform the physical environment of our heritage and over-the-hill communities through the delivery of empowerment programmes and social initiatives designed to develop urban environs and revitalize inner-city spaces across the length and breadth of The Bahamas.”She reminded the graduates that the benefit of education has and will always outweigh the burden, and challenged them to go a little further, take their studies a little higher, extend themselves a little longer and make their life a journey of good choices.“You have attained some of the knowledge and skills needed to enter the competitive world of work and beyond.   You have been certified to function as an effective part of the workforce on a national level and, of course, you can choose to continue your studies with the University of the Bahamas, Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute and other private institutions all designed to equip you to excel in your endeavours.”The subjects covered were Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, Reading and Writing.   The students honed in on topics including life skills, personal development, entrepreneurial studies and effective oral communication.   The students were presented with plaques, trophies and certificates for their achievements.center_img Related Items:last_img read more

Netflix Plans to Raise 2 Billion More Through Bonds Bringing Debt Load

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