Español Millicom 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 Previous ArticleOrange optimistic following Q3 revenue growthNext ArticleMTN sees subs growth; warns on market conditions Author Kavit Majithia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 22 OCT 2015 Tags Related Millicom mejora resultados gracias a las altas de móvil Millicom saw revenue slump 2 per cent in Q3 as “emerging market currency volatility intensified”, but CEO Mauricio Ramos remained buoyant about the company’s overall performance, citing strong organic revenue growth.Headline figures saw the company’s revenue stand at $1.64 billion, down from $1.68 billion from Q3 last year, with currency movements in both LatAm and Africa taking toll. Profit for the quarter was $12 million, down from $165 million, impacted by non-operating expenses and losses from associates and joint ventures.Organic revenue growth, excluding the impact of exchange rates and its recently acquired UNE business in Colombia, was more healthy at 7.2 per cent, with EBITDA increasing 2.1 per cent to $560 million from $549 million.Its operations in LatAm saw a reported revenue decline of 1.4 per cent, to $1.4 billion, with “lower growth from mobile handsets in Colombia” another reason cited for the decline alongside the currency issues.In Africa, reported revenue fell 5.3 per cent to $241 million.Ramos said that despite the company experiencing currency devaluations in key markets of Colombia, Paraguay and Tanzania, it “made some solid progress in converting our potential into profitable growth”.The executive further highlighted the company’s performance in Colombia, where it acquired cable operator UNE in summer 2014, describing them as “mixed results”.He said the UNE business accelerated its revenue growth based on higher average revenue per line, while its Tigo mobile business “continued to see a more challenging environment”.Millicom, which is aiming to build up its cable presence in the emerging markets while leveraging its mobile business, talked up its subscriber growth, with Q3 marking the company reaching 60 million mobile customers, while its cable offering now reaches 7.5 million homes.On an organic basis, group mobile revenue increased by 2.9 per cent to $1.08 billion, with its cable revenue up 25.2 per cent to $388 million.Alongside its Q3 results, Millicom also flagged in a statement that it had reported potential improper payments made on behalf of its joint venture in Guatemala to US and Swedish law enforcement authorities.The company said it is “fully committed to fully cooperating with authorities”, adding “it is not possible at this time to predict the matter’s likely duration or outcome”. Home Millicom sees Q3 positives despite currency challenges Millicom to launch open RAN network in LatAm Millicom lanzará una red RAN abierta en América Latina
Home Telit breaks off u-blox takeover talks Partner Interview: Telit Diana Goovaerts AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 07 JAN 2021 Telit courted by DBay Advisors, Lantronix U-blox enters Telit takeover fray Telitu-blox Previous ArticleHuawei escalates Sweden 5G ban battleNext ArticleTorching of MTN, Vodacom towers linked to 5G claims Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more MWC Americas 2017 – Video Author Related Telit Communications dropped out of takeover talks with rival IoT company u-blox citing inability to agree terms, though other suitors appeared to still be in the running for the UK-headquartered company.In a statement, Telit explained its board recognised the “industrial logic” of a tie-up with u-blox, but decided to walk away after “extensive talks” made it clear they would not be able to agree “terms which would ensure value creation” for its shareholders.It added “a protracted period of uncertainty and distraction” related to extended negotiations would not be “in the best interests of Telit or any of its stakeholders”.The company said it remains confident in its prospects and growth potential as an independent entity.U-blox made an all-share offer for Telit in November 2020, adding to interest the company received from from asset management company DBay Advisors and hardware company Lantronix.In December 2020, Telit said DBay Advisors’ offer undervalued the company, but said negotiations would continue. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Tags
Donald Capoccia (Photos by Axel Dupeux)Donald Capoccia is a founding member and principal at BFC Partners, which has pioneered development in emerging neighborhoods like the Lower East Side, East Harlem and Downtown Brooklyn and is tackling some of the largest projects in the city today. Capoccia started his company 35 years ago with partners Greg Baron and Peter Ferrara and now works with their sons, Brandon Baron and Joseph Ferrara. BFC’s current developments include the six-acre Essex Crossing megaproject on the Lower East Side and the 1.1 million-square-foot Empire Outlets shopping center on Staten Island’s North Shore. BFC is also working on projects in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx — which Capoccia claims makes the company unique as a sponsor on simultaneous development projects in all five boroughs. Capoccia’s storied career, however, hasn’t been without controversy. During his early years, he gained a reputation as a hard-nosed developer who bulldozed community gardens on the Lower East Side to make way for new condominiums. More recently, his company broke ground on the redevelopment of the Bedford Union Armory in Crown Heights despite vociferous community opposition. But Capoccia, a founding member of the New York State Affordable Housing Association, staunchly defends his track record, arguing that his projects have created thousands of new housing units (many below market rate) as well as jobs. Capoccia is also one of the few openly gay professionals in New York real estate and is actively involved in advocating for LGBT civil rights. Capoccia and his husband, Tommie Pegues, were married four and a half years ago. During a lengthy sit-down interview at his Bedford Union Armory project in February, Capoccia discussed his run-ins with the Hells Angels motorcycle gang, his advocacy work and escaping to the horse farm he owns in Uruguay.DOB: March 23, 1955Live in: SohoHometown: Rome, New YorkFamily: MarriedHow did you get your start as a developer?I came to New York City to do a master’s in urban planning at Hunter College in 1979. I went to work for a planning consultant, who one day threw an RFP on my desk and it was for the Dollar Building program when Ed Koch was mayor. We were designated for a building on East Third Street between First and Second avenues, right across from the Hells Angels.What was it like being across the street from the Hells Angels?I met Sandy Alexander, the head of the Hells Angels, and told him, “Look, I’m going to be buying this building.” They were still using it, so I said, “You have to clear all your stuff out for me to do my work.” “Oh yeah, no problem,” he said. This went on for eight or nine months. My lawyer had the bright idea of sending them a certified letter, return receipt requested. So you can imagine we never saw that letter again. But the day we closed, I had no choice. We rented a pickup truck, I hired some day laborers, and I got my bolt cutters.Chick-fil-A wants to come into Empire Outlets. So, that’s not going to happen.Did you have to prepare yourself for that? At that point I was so broke, I had no choice. I just turned my back and did my work that day. I would not be here telling you the story today if it had gone any other way.What was your life like growing up in Rome, New York? Oh, it’s a very small Main Street type of city. My father was a general contractor, so I spent much of my childhood on construction sites. And of course, I had dinner every night for 18 years with a GC at the head of the table, so you absorb much more than you think.When did you realize that you were gay? I was a teenager. I went to Catholic high school. I was raised Catholic. So, let’s say, in the early ’70s I began to realize that I wasn’t as interested in everything else that my buddies in school were interested in. So it became pretty clear to me.How did you meet your husband, Tommie? Through a mutual friend: Match.com. That was 14 years ago, and we got married four and a half years ago.Did you have LGBT role models or allies in the industry as you were coming up through the business? Where I spent my time in that world is really in the world of civil rights. I work closely with a guy named Jeff Soref, who used to be head of the Empire State Pride Agenda. We took on a lot of projects. One that I’m still most proud of is getting the Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act done in New York in 2002.It was getting close and I was concerned about it happening, so I went to visit Lenny Litwin from Glenwood. Lenny met me in one of his buildings, and I explained to him what I was doing and why I was doing it. Now this was at the time when he was probably in his 80s, and he was like, “Landlords can discriminate against people if they’re gay?” I said, “Yes, Lenny, that is lawful, there’s nothing stopping people from doing it.” He was shocked. I needed him to call [then-Senate Majority Leader] Joe Bruno, and he picked up the phone and called Joe Bruno. So that was an instance where Lenny was like an amazing role model.Litwin was a controversial figure because he spent so much donating to politicians. What do you think about that? I don’t know much more than what I read, like everyone else. Personally, it never changed my opinion about Lenny Litwin.In the mid-aughts, you resigned from then-President George Bush’s arts commission over his stance on gay marriage. Have you ever had to make a principled stand like that in business? Yeah, just recently. Chick-fil-A wants to come into Empire Outlets. So, that’s not going to happen.What’s the latest on [the Staten Island shopping outlet]? It’s probably the most challenging job we ever did. There was massive infrastructure work that needed to be done. Mid-design, Sandy hit and we had to redesign for the 500-year floodplain and resiliency. We finished the job and opened in May, and we had north of 500,000 visitors a month out there for six months running straight. So what’s our challenge right now? Getting our food and beverage open. And I’m hoping that half a million visitors a month will turn into 650,000 or 750,000.BFC was one of the first developers to do affordable apartments with market-rate rentals. Do you think that’s still a successful business model? Yes, I do. The impact in the buildings themselves, and the communities, has been really positive. But we have a limited amount of [borrowing capacity] available to the state. You can imagine the demand in New York for affordable housing is extraordinary, and there’s nowhere near the resources to completely address the problem.Donald Capoccia (Photos by Axel Dupeux)What do you think about Mayor de Blasio’s affordable housing plan in 2020?We’ve done a lot of work under the de Blasio administration. They’ve got an amazing team of people that are driven by getting housing produced. That’s how they measure their contribution to New York, and that’s how we measure it as well. So we’re very aligned on that.Is the brain damage worth it? Wouldn’t it be easier to just go and do market-rate rentals or condos? But that’s expensive. I got spoiled on my first building: I paid one dollar. I don’t want to overpay for a piece of property. We had a good long run in East Harlem with several thousand units, but then we priced ourselves out of the market, which is what happens in these neighborhoods.Your firm’s Bedford Union Armory redevelopment has faced a lot of local community opposition. How have you handled that? Throughout that period while we were preparing for ULURP, we just put our heads down and continued our community engagement work. There was a lot of unpleasant noise but we felt very strongly then, as we do today, that this project is going to be extraordinarily beneficial to the community.What was the inspiration for BFC’s Stonewall project [in partnership with the LGBT elders group SAGE]? Many years ago I was in Santa Fe and I passed by an LGBT senior project. There have been activists who are late in their life, and they go into this industrial complex of the Social Security world, where suddenly they sit in front of someone who says, “Is your husband or wife still living? Do your children take interest in your care?” With all the questions that get asked, it’s very clear to the person on the other side of the table that they better tell the story the right way or they’re not going to benefit like everybody else in the world, right? So, to put it in its most harsh terms, people literally have to go back to the closet after a life of activism. I found that to be completely unacceptable, totally mean-spirited.So Michael Adams, of SAGE, and I have been on the hunt for an opportunity to do an LGBT affordable senior housing job for at least a decade. The stars finally aligned when the New York City Housing Authority issued their first RFP for what they call Next Gen, which is infill housing.Is it something that produces an attractive return, or is it more of a passion project?Every project has to have a bottom line. The Bedford Armory has to be a nonprofit operation forever, and we took that on in return for the opportunity to develop the housing. So I would say that project is the only sort of break-even nonprofit project we’ve ever done.How did you meet your original partners?After I finished my first job across from the Hells Angels, there was this broker who kept calling about these two guys who really wanted to meet. But I was trying to put together my next deal in the East Village and really didn’t have time to meet anybody. [It later] became painfully clear to me that my equity investor was not coming along for this ride, the phone rang and it was the broker. We met, and probably after an hour discussion we shook hands on the deal. And we’ve been partners ever since on a handshake.What’s the dynamic like working with their sons?Working with their sons has been very good. I’m 65, and my partners are in their mid-70s. Their sons are in their 50s, so there is a little bit of a bridge to a lot of the people who are working for us who are younger.What do you do to relax?My husband and I lead a pretty quiet life when we’re in New York. I love going to Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. We have a house upstate we go to on the weekends. My husband has an apple orchard there and spends much of the year keeping an eye on the orchard. Fall becomes a very busy time of year, making cider and harvesting apples. I’m always on the hunt for peace and quiet. There’s a lot of excitement every day at work.Do you own any other homes?We have an apartment in Miami and a farm in Uruguay where we raise endurance horses. We get there once or twice a year. I learned to ride many, many years ago when I used to live in Arizona.What’s the most extravagant purchase you’ve made in the past year?I bought myself a Steinway grand piano that plays itself. It’s very extravagant for me.Is there something you want to be remembered by?We’ve housed thousands and thousands — probably well in excess of 15,000 families — over these many years, and that’s a great feeling to have been able to do that. We’ve all seen New York evolve, and we had a small hand in that. So I mean who could ask for more? This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAt the White House yesterday, President Obama honored this year’s recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor.“I have to say, just looking around the room, this is a packed house, which is a testament to how cool this group is,” chuckled the President, whose broadest grin came as he bestowed the award upon the shoulders of Bob Dylan. “Together, these honorees have moved us with their words; they have inspired us with their actions. Some of them are household names; others have labored quietly out of the public eye. Most of them may never fully appreciate the difference they’ve made or the influence that they’ve had, but that’s where our job comes in. It’s our job to help let them know how extraordinary their impact has been on our lives. And so today we present this amazing group with one more accolade for a life well led, and that’s the Presidential Medal of Freedom.”Here are some highlights of the ceremony: (Watch the inspiring presentation below)Madeleine Albright“As the first woman to serve as America’s top diplomat, Madeleine’s courage and toughness helped bring peace to the Balkans and paved the way for progress in some of the most unstable corners of the world. As an immigrant herself — the granddaughter of Holocaust victims who fled her native Czechoslovakia as a child — this is one of my favorite stories: Once, at a naturalization ceremony, an Ethiopian man came up to her and said, ‘Only in America can a refugee meet the Secretary of State.’ And she replied, ‘Only in America can a refugee become the Secretary of State.’”John Doar“It was a scorching hot day in 1963, and Mississippi was on the verge of a massacre. The funeral procession for Medgar Evers had just disbanded, and a group of marchers was throwing rocks at a line of equally defiant and heavily-armed policemen. And suddenly, a white man in shirtsleeves, hands raised, walked towards the protestors and talked them into going home peacefully. And that man was John Doar. He was the face of the Justice Department in the South. He was proof that the federal government was listening. And over the years, John escorted James Meredith to the University of Mississippi. He walked alongside the Selma-to-Montgomery March. He laid the groundwork for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965… And I think it’s fair to say that I might not be here had it not been for his work.”Bob Dylan“Bob Dylan started out singing other people’s songs. But, as he says, ‘There came a point where I had to write what I wanted to say, because what I wanted to say, nobody else was writing.’ So born in Hibbing, Minnesota — a town, he says, where ‘you couldn’t be a rebel — it was too cold’. Bob moved to New York at age 19. By the time he was 23, Bob’s voice, with its weight, its unique, gravelly power was redefining not just what music sounded like, but the message it carried and how it made people feel. Today, everybody from Bruce Springsteen to U2 owes Bob a debt of gratitude. There is not a bigger giant in the history of American music. And I have to say that I am a really big fan.” (Dylan continues recording and touring around the world today and has received a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation.)William Foege“In the 1960s, more than 2 million people died from smallpox every year. Just over a decade later, that number was zero — 2 million to zero, thanks, in part, to Dr. Bill Foege. As a young medical missionary working in Nigeria, Bill helped develop a vaccination strategy that would later be used to eliminate smallpox from the face of the Earth. And when that war was won, he moved on to other diseases, always trying to figure out what works.”Gordon Hirabayashi (stood against Japanese internment)“Gordon Hirabayashi knew what it was like to stand alone. As a student at the University of Washington, Gordon was one of only three Japanese Americans to defy the executive order that forced thousands of families to leave their homes, their jobs, and their civil rights behind and move to internment camps during World War II. He took his case all the way to the Supreme Court, and he lost. And it would be another 40 years before that decision was reversed, giving Asian Americans everywhere a small measure of justice. In Gordon’s words, ‘It takes a crisis to tell us that unless citizens are willing to standup for the [Constitution], it’s not worth the paper it’s written on.’ And this country is better off because of citizens like him who are willing to stand up.”Jan Karski“Jan (who is fluent in four languages and possessed of a photographic memory) served as a courier for the Polish resistance during the darkest days of World War II. Before one trip across enemy lines, resistance fighters told him that Jews were being murdered on a massive scale, and smuggled him into the Warsaw Ghetto and a (Nazi) death camp to see for himself. Jan took that information to President Franklin Roosevelt, giving one of the first accounts of the Holocaust and imploring to the world to take action.”Juliette Gordon Low (Founder of the Girl Scouts)“Growing up in Georgia in the late 1800s, Juliette was not exactly typical. She flew airplanes. She went swimming. She experimented with electricity for fun. And she recognized early on that in order to keep up with the changing times, women would have to be prepared. So at age 52, after meeting the founder of the Boy Scouts in England, Juliette came home and called her cousin and said, “I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world. And we’re going to start it tonight!” A century later, almost 60 million Girl Scouts have gained leadership skills and self-confidence through the organization that she founded. And from the very beginning, they have also included girls of different races and faiths and abilities.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
LinkedIn Share on Twitter Email Pinterest How much a child’s pupil dilates in response to seeing an emotional image can predict his or her risk of depression over the next two years, according to new research from Binghamton University.According to Brandon Gibb, professor of psychology at Binghamton University and director of the Mood Disorders Institute and Center for Affective Science, the new findings suggest that physiological reactivity to sad stimuli, assessed using pupillometry, serves as one potential biomarker of depression risk among children of depressed mothers.Notably, pupillometry is an inexpensive tool that could be administered in clinical settings, such as pediatricians’ offices, to help identify which children of depressed mothers are at highest risk for developing depression themselves. “We think this line of research could eventually lead to universal screenings in pediatricians’ offices to assess future depression risk in kids,” said Gibb.Gibb recruited children whose mothers had a history of major depressive disorder and measured their pupil dilation as they viewed angry, happy and sad faces. Follow-up assessments occurred over the next two years, during which structured interviews were used to assess for the children’s level of depressive symptoms, as well as the onset of depressive diagnoses.Children exhibiting relatively greater pupil dilation to sad faces experienced higher levels of depressive symptoms across the follow-up as well as a shorter time to the onset of a clinically significant depressive episode. These findings were specific to children’s pupil responses to sad faces and were not observed for children’s pupillary reactivity to angry or happy faces.The study, titled “Pupillary Reactivity to Sad Stimuli as a Biomarker of Depression Risk: Evidence From a Prospective Study of Children,” was published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology this week. Share Share on Facebook
Regulators are to publish data on the racial profiles of solicitors facing prosecution, more than five years after they were told to produce figures. Last week the Solicitors Regulation Authority confirmed to the Gazette that it will publish a report later this year outlining what proportion of those taken to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal are from ethnic minority groups.Critics have long suggested that BAME solicitors are disproportionately targeted for prosecution. In 2012 this prompted the SRA to commission a review by academic and human rights campaigner Professor Gus John, which he published in 2014.John found evidence of disproportionality at three stages: when a complaint is raised, during the investigation, and at the point when a sanction is imposed. Between 2009 and 2012, BAME solicitors made up 13% of the entire profession but accounted for 25% of new conduct investigations.John said the tribunal should monitor, by ethnicity and gender, outcomes for solicitors appearing before it, and the SRA should specifically publish monitoring data on how its policies had affected BAME solicitors, sole practitioners and small firms generally.To date, nothing has been published by the SRA. Now the SRA has committed to giving details about profiles of those subject to disciplinary action in 2018/19.Confirmation that data would be published came after weeks of exchanges between the Gazette and the SRA following a freedom of information request. The Gazette asked for information on what proportion of people subject to SRA investigation in the past three years were BAME and sole practitioners.Initially, the SRA said this information would take longer than 18 hours to compile, thus exceeding its cost limit. The regulator also stated that figures would be published at some point this year. The Gazette asked if this meant such information was not routinely collected and therefore not easy to access.In its next response the SRA said the ‘balance of public interest’ was in favour of withholding such information, adding that it did not want the ‘piecemeal publication’ of data without other relevant information and context.
University of the East Lady Warriors, meanwhile, also had a winning start after defeating the Lyceum of the Philippines Lady Pirates in straight sets. Technological University of the Philippines, on the other hand, got a huge lift from Ilonggo David Magbanua as they defeated the University of San Agustin, 72-68. ILOILO City – De La Salle University Lady Spikers made a short work of the Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion of Capiz, 25-13, 25-12, 25-12, in the University Games 2019 yesterday at the University of San Agustin Gym here. In the men’s basketball over at the Iloilo Sports Complex, Colegio de Sta. Ana de Victorias cruised to a 94-83 domination over the De La Salle University-Dasmariñas. Rookies Julia Cyrille Coronel and Leila Jane Cruz stood tall on offense as the last year’s runner- up Lady Spikers easily defeated the Capiz-based volleybelles for a winning start. Also making their presence felt for the Lady Spikers were veteran Ernestine Tiamzon, Erica Mae Santos and incoming rookies Thea Gagate, Mereophe Sharma and Alister Borabo. UNIGAMES athletes take their oath of sportsmanship during the opening ceremony on Oct. 20, 2019 at the University of San Agustin in Iloilo City. Central Philippine University Golden Lions, for their part, fell short of pulling off an upset following a 77-76 defeat at the hands of the much taller Enderun College./PN
Rank outlines plans to reopen Grosvenor venues July 22, 2020 Related Articles Submit StumbleUpon John O’Reilly – Erratic orders have placed UK casinos on life support August 4, 2020 Share Rank Group extends support for Carers Trust July 28, 2020 Share The Rank Group is pleased to announce that it has successfully launched its new digital platform supplied by Bede Gaming. The new platform is now operating across both Mecca and Grosvenor digital sites and mobile apps, with Rank’s Spanish brand, Enracha, due to launch later in the calendar year.Henry Birch, Rank Group Commenting on the platform launch, Henry Birch CEO of the Rank Group said: “We are very pleased to have launched our new digital platform within the timeline and budget that we set. Performance so far has been encouraging and we will turn on increased functionality over the coming months.” Joe Saumarez Smith, Chairman of Bede Gaming had this to say: “We are delighted, but not surprised, that the launch of Rank’s new digital platform has gone smoothly and we look forward to being a key partner for them in growing their business.”Based in Newcastle but with offices in both London and Sofia, Bede Gaming is a software supplier focused on the gambling and social gaming industries.
The centre-back opened the scoring in the 3-0 win against Poland and produced a brilliant display at the back to keep Robert Lewandowski quiet. The Barcelona midfielder is one of the most important players for his national team. Niko Kovac’s side reach the last 16 with three wins, against Nigeria (2-0), Argentina (0-3) and Iceland (1-2). The Barça playmaker is Brazil’s top scorer, scoring their only goal in a 1-1 draw against Switzerland and the late opener in a 2-0 win against Costa Rica. Ivan Rakitic The rest of the team revealed by RMC Sport is: Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico) in goal; Diego Godin (Uruguay) and Thiago Silva (Brazil) in defence; Luka Modric (Croatia) and Denis Cheryshev (Russia) in the middle; and Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Harry Kane (England) and Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) in attack. Three Barcelona players make the cut. Colombian defender Yerry Mina, Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic and Brazil’s Philippe Coutinho all feature. What stands out is the lack of Spain and France players. Even though La Roja forward Diego Costa has three goals, Kane (5), Lukaku (4) and Cristiano Ronaldo (4) have all outscored him. Tres culés en el mejor once de la fase de grupos del Mundial Philippe Coutinho Yerry Mina has been a revelation in defence for the Colombian side. Coach Jose Pekerman didn’t select him against Japan (a 2-1 loss) but has counted on him since. Against Serbia in the final group game, he again impressed, setting up Paulinho’s goal with a brilliant through ball. Next up for Colombia is England on Tuesday, July 3 at 20.00h CET. Brazil will meet Mexico in the net round on Monday, July 2 at 16.00h CET. Then, in Colombia’s decisive final game against Senegal, he scored the only goal in 1-0 win as they reached the last 16 as group winners. With the group stages over at the World Cup in Russia, Radio Montecarlo Sports have revealed an XI based on the best performers so far. Yerry Mina Rakitic was one of the players on target in the win against Argentina which almost saw Lionel Messi make an early exit from the competition. Croatia will play Denmark on Sunday, July 1 at 20.00h CET for a place in the last eight — where they could meet Spain if La Roja bet Russia. Upd. on 30/06/2018 at 17:10 CEST IN SPORT.ES NO SPAIN 29/06/2018 Adrià Huertas