Uber-rival Bolt raises 100 million euros

Posted On Oct 19 2020 by

first_img“Even though the crisis has temporarily changed how we move, the long-term trends that drive on-demand mobility such as declining personal car ownership or the shift towards greener transportation continue to grow,” Villig said.In April, Bolt turned to Estonia’s government, asking to guarantee a 50 million euros credit, but it has since ditched the plan.“We understood quickly that from the state side there was no interest and we buried this plan,” Villig said.Bolt offers also scooter rental and food delivery. Bolt has expanded its food delivery business to 15 countries from four during this year as demand has surged.“It has multiplied. If you look at countries, from 4 to 15, the deliveries have grown faster,” Villig said.The 2013-founded Bolt — which has over 30 million users in 35 countries — has grabbed business from Uber mostly in major African cities and Eastern Europe.Topics : Ride-hailing service Bolt said on Tuesday it has raised 100 million euros (US$109 million) from London-based investment firm Naya Capital Management in a deal valuing the European rival of Uber at 1.7 billion euros.Bolt said the funding would allow it to grab market share in a sector hurt by COVID-19, as lockdowns have kept customers indoors, and rivals Uber, Lyft and Softbank-backed Ola cut thousands of jobs.“In the next 12-18 months we have an opportunity to win market share,” Bolt founder and Chief Executive Markus Villig told Reuters in an interview.last_img read more


Gary Neville names Arsenal as the club he would have had joined had he left Manchester United

Posted On Oct 18 2020 by

first_imgAdvertisement Neville and United had an intense rivalry with United (Picture: Getty)Gary Neville has revealed he would have played for Arsenal if Manchester United had decided to offload him during his playing career.The Manchester native spend his entire career at United and is among a rare breed of one-man club in modern football.Neville and United had an intense rivalry with Arsenal in the Premier League, but the former defender revealed the Gunners would have been his No.1 choice had he left Old Trafford.‘I’m fortunate in the sense that, because I signed a five year deal or six year deal when I was 29, it ran out when I was 34, I’d made the decision that if Sir Alex came up to me at the end of that contract and said “Gary, your time’s up”, I was never going to go and play for another club,’ Neville told Sky Sports.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news live‘I made that decision that I only wanted Manchester United next to my name.‘However, if he’d come to me at 28 and said, “Gary, your time’s up”, of course I would’ve gone and played for another Premier League club. I would have had to have done, because ultimately I’m a football player.‘If you said to me, in the perfect world, in my years of growing up in the Premier League, playing, which clubs would I say did I think had some real tradition, they’re a proper club? Gary Neville names Arsenal as the club he would have had joined had he left Manchester United Comment Neville won every major trophy with United (Picture: Getty)‘Arsenal would be number one. You used to go to Highbury, you could just feel the tradition of the place, and I just felt they always did things the right way.‘The clubs in Europe I always admired were Juventus and Bayern Munich because we played them a lot in the late 90s, early 2000s and I just respected them as football clubs in terms of the teams that they had.‘Bayern Munich always felt meticulous in their preparation, so for me, Bayern Munich would be the club I would choose internationally.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘In the Premier League, it would be Arsenal – not that Arsenal would ever want me or I’d ever want to go to Arsenal.‘But that would be the club, to be fair, that I’d say have got the most tradition in terms of history.‘I also like Aston Villa, Newcastle are another club – in fact I’d play for anybody!‘If at 28 or 29 Sir Alex had said to go I would’ve said Arsenal, Aston Villa, Newcastle, they are the three clubs I would’ve looked at.’MORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette will leave Arsenal this summer, predicts Kevin CampbellMORE: Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson responds to Chelsea and Manchester United interestFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Coral BarryThursday 2 Apr 2020 10:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link683Shares Advertisementlast_img read more


An exclusive enclave on the Sunshine Coast is luring sunseekers

Posted On Oct 6 2020 by

first_imgSage Landing at Buderim on the Sunshine CoastSage Landing is located in a secluded cul-de-sac and offers both single-level, low set homes as well as larger, double-storey contemporary floorplans.Mr Reed said renowned local civil construction company Hall Contracting had been appointed to carry out the civil works, which will see the creation of the initial release of 13 lots.House and land packages at Sage Landing are selling now starting from $835,000, with first settlements expected in March 2018. Sage Landing at Buderim on the Sunshine Coast is 40 per cent sold, with construction underway in what is an exclusive enclave.CONSTRUCTION is underway at Sage Landing on the Sunshine Coast, with 40 per cent sold since the launch of the project in May.HMR Projects director Ken Reed said the response from the market had been positive with a number of other lots receiving keen interest from both local Buderim residents looking to downsize and interstate buyers wanting to move. Sage Landing at Buderim on the Sunshine Coast“As long-term Sunshine Coast locals and Buderim residents ourselves, we’ve made a conscious effort to design a development that incorporates the best of Buderim living, capitalising on the village lifestyle and the leafy surrounds,” Mr Reed said.“We had long been looking for a site to build a limited number of quality homes within easy walking distance of the village and it’s great to see the sod turned and civil works commencing as Sage Landing comes to fruition.” More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoSage Landing at Buderim on the Sunshine CoastRay White Buderim real estate agent Lew Pottinger said the commencement of construction marked a significant milestone for both the development and the Buderim housing market as a whole.“Over the past few decades there has been a limited number of subdivisions on top of Buderim, and of these, the majority have centred on expansive homes that require a lot of upkeep in terms of lawns and other maintenance,” Mr Pottinger said.“While Sage Landing’s high-end homes are still spacious enough to accommodate families or couples, the development has been specifically designed to be low maintenance, making it more manageable for occupants.“This isn’t an offering we see every day in Buderim and there really is no comparative product on the market at present.” Sage Landing at Buderim on the Sunshine CoastMr Pottinger said just eight home and land offerings currently remained at Sage Landing.“In addition to the low maintenance properties, one of the biggest attractions for buyers so far has proved to be the privacy the development affords,” Mr Pottinger said.“Sage Landing is very much its own private enclave; however, there are no body corporate costs and the development is still within easy walking distance of Buderim’s cafes, boutique retail outlets and the beautiful Buderim to Palmwoods tramway walking trail, thus combining the best of both worlds.” last_img read more


The key to finding more buyers

Posted On Oct 6 2020 by

first_imgCloseup semi profile of a mid 20’s woman sitting by a living room window, having a coffee and reading a newspapers. She has long brown hair and wearing a white shirt.EVERYONE has an opinion about whether print advertising works but many don’t understand how it affects the searching process. Townsville sellers have two main options that will reach the widest audience of home buyers – print and property portals online. In Townsville it is common to see buyers flipping through the local real estate liftout as they go from open home to open home on a Saturday morning.The key strength for print ads is they capture passive buyers, those who are in the market but not exactly sure of their criteria. Often a home will jump off the page at the passive buyer and they will either call the agent or visit the open home. Once inside they make the decision on what they see but the paper has done its job as it brought the inquiry to the door. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The property portals on the internet work differently. A buyer can search “Greater Townsville Region” and check that daily and search from “newest to oldest” so every single new listing online is put in front of them from newest to oldest. They can then opt to narrow their search depending on what they want. Most buyers search online for what they think they want. The portal delivers only those properties that match a specific criteria. I have met many buyers at the beginning of their property journey who have told me in very specific terms what they want and if I should come across something like that to get in touch. Time goes by we may look at some homes together but nothing quite sticks. Months pass and I bump into them again and we chat.Invariably real estate comes up and they tell me they have finally purchased a property – and I am shocked (well, not really these days) to hear they have bought a home that is not at all like what they had started out looking for.In a market like Townsville buyers are at different stages of their property journey and they use different platforms to search for property. The internet is an amazing tool but if you are selling a house in regional Queensland print advertising is still a powerful tool that cannot be ignored if you want to reach the widest possible audience.last_img read more


Queen opens Storebaelt link

Posted On Oct 1 2020 by

first_imgJUNE 1 saw the formal opening of the fixed rail link across Denmark’s Great Belt. The ceremonies were held at the Halsskov portal on Sjaelland, to which around 400 guests were taken from København by a special train formed of IC3 DMUs. Transport Minister Bjørn Westh (right) made a short speech, after which HRH Queen Margrethe II declared the link open.The 25 km fixed link comprises a 7·9 km tunnel between Sjaelland and the island of Sprogø in the middle of the Belt, and the 6·6 km West Bridge from Sprogø to Funen. It includes two new stations serving Korsør and Nyborg, which replace the old termini alongside the train ferry docks in each town (RG 2.97 p117).The royal opening marks the start of passenger services across the link; freight trains began in April. With the start of the summer timetable DSB has completely restructured its inter-city network to take advantage of the 1h reduction in journey times made possible by the elimination of the train ferry. DSB has one year to capture an increased share of cross-Belt traffic before the parallel road link is completed next June. olast_img read more


Camp Hill street record shattered at Saturday auction

Posted On Sep 28 2020 by

first_imgThere is a seamless indoor-outdoor flow.That broke down to $25,000 bids, and finally $1000 increments before the property was sold under the hammer for $2,106,000.The previous highest sale for Henderson St, according to CoreLogic data, was $2,050,000 for No. 30, which last changed hands in 2012. The house at 26 Henderson St, Camp Hill, sold for $2,106,000.A street record was shattered after a Brisbane family paid more than $2 million to secure the sale of a house in the city’s southeast yesterday morning.Two registered bidders, both families with three children, fought for the title of 26 Henderson St, Camp Hill, in what Place Bulimba agent Joanna Gianniotis labelled a “textbook” auction.Bidding kicked off at $1.8 million, initially rising in $50,000 leaps. The alfresco dining area has an outdoor kitchen.Ms Gianniotis said the sense of community in Henderson St was obvious at the auction.“All the neighbours were there and came to introduce themselves to the new owners,” she said. “It was really beautiful.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45 There are city glimpses from the bedroom.The wait paid off as they palmed the keys to the five-bedroom house, which they said afforded them the ideal family lifestyle.“The living area and the kitchen looks into the backyard and to the swimming pool which would suit us as we’ve got three young children.“It’s also close to the kids’ schools and where they play sport.”center_img The kitchen has a neutral theme.The sale was more than double the median house sale price for Camp Hill, which CoreLogic listed as $920,000 — a figure that had risen 2.9 per cent in the 12 months to November 2018.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoThe buyers, who did not wish to be named, had lived in the suburb until about 18 months ago when they moved to Morningside.“We made a decision a few weeks ago that we were ready to buy in Camp Hill again and to start looking, and we saw this property in the first Saturday of open houses we went to — we just had to hold out until the auction,” the buyer said. The open-plan kitchen, living and dining room.The children were keen on the prospect of moving back to Camp Hill.“They had not seen the house until this morning after the auction but they’re excited and they’ve got a lot of friends who live around the area.”The house had about 417sq m of under roof living across two levels and was on a 607sq m block.There were luxury inclusions such as a fireplace, french door Liebherr fridge, remote-controlled blinds, dual rainfall showers with body spray jets in the ensuite, and an inground pool and outdoor kitchen outside. RELATED: Stunning Camp Hill family home hits the market.last_img read more


IMCA RaceSaver Sprints make BVR debut on June 6

Posted On Sep 23 2020 by

first_imgALTA, Iowa – IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars make their Buena Vista Raceway debut, joining the Wednesday, June 6 card.There is no entry fee and the Sprint Car portion of the CS Agrow-sponsored program is draw/redraw. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Iowa State points will be awarded.Rounding out the card are IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. with racing to follow.Spectator admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students ages 13-18 and seniors. Admission for kids 12 and under is $2 or free with the donation of a non-perishable food item.More information is available by calling 712 299-5573.last_img


Wenger questions Lampard loan

Posted On Sep 21 2020 by

first_img Midfielder Lampard signed for Major League Soccer side New York City following his release by Chelsea, only to make a surprise return to the Barclays Premier League with the champions, who along with New York Yankees baseball team purchased the MLS expansion franchise. The good form of the 36-year-old, who scored twice in the midweek 7-0 Capital One Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday to add to the goal against his former club, has led to speculation City will look to extend the loan stint which currently runs to the start of January. The 2015 MLS season is set to start again in March, and Lampard insists there have not yet been any discussions with City over his future past the end of the year. Wenger, who brought former Gunners captain Thierry Henry back from New York Red Bulls during the MLS close season in January 2012, believes any extension of Lampard’s current arrangement might not sit well, even if it would be within Premier League guidelines. “You always have two judgements, one is moral and one is legal and it just depends what you consider,” said Wenger. “I think ‘is it legal?’ You have to respect it after that and the player has to deal with his decisions. “I respect the fact he wants to play at the top level and he maybe didn’t have that opportunity any more at Chelsea. “I don’t really know (what) is behind all that. “Was it always his plan to go to New York and go to Man City? I am not sure. “I genuinely think he wanted to go abroad and to New York, and (then) suddenly was offered this solution to come back to the Premier League and he took it. “He could explain that much better than I do, I don’t know what is behind that.” A potential extended loan spell for Frank Lampard at Manchester City could raise moral questions over the transfer, according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more


Schweinsteiger says his farewells

Posted On Sep 20 2020 by

first_img Schweinsteiger, who will become the first German to play for United’s first time, will leave behind a sizeable gap in Bayern’s squad by leaving the Allianz Arena. He has been on the Bavarian club’s books for 17 years and won eight Bundesliga titles, seven DFB-Pokals and the Champions League with Bayern among other successes. Bayern defender Philipp Lahm told Sport1 television: “It’s a pity that our paths are now dividing. We’ve been through so much together so it really is a shame. “We played football together for the first time when we were 16. We’re going to miss him. “Anybody who knows him knows that he is always looking for challenges so we’ve got to accept his decision.” Forward Thomas Muller, who has also been linked with a move to United, added: “It’s strange that Basti’s gone. He’s done sensationally for this club. “He’s not going to be forgotten in a rush. I wish him a lot of luck. This is how things work in football.” Meanwhile, former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson described Schweinsteiger as “top drawer” and a “true leader of men” who can drive the Red Devils back to the top. Robson, 58, told The Sun: “Schweinsteiger is the kind of player and personality United have been short of. “There is Michael Carrick, of course, who has that same experience and knowledge. When he was not playing last season, we saw that United were not the same team. “Schweinsteiger is absolutely top drawer and his record and reputation speak for themselves. “He is the kind of player that can lead United back to the very top.” “It started in the Olympiastadion and continued into the Allianz Arena. It was a really fantastic time and we experienced some great moments with 15 national titles, including the historic treble and other highlights. “We are always going to have a bond and I will keep you in my heart forever. “I also want to thank all the employees at the Sabener Strasse (training ground) for the great time we had together – unfortunately I can’t name everybody, but thanks for everybody, you helped me a great deal. “I hope you, dear fans, understand that I have chosen this path now. I think it’s a great challenge and I’m looking forward to it, although I will never forget you. “I will always hold you here [in my heart] and I hope we see each other again soon. Yours, Basti.” The 30-year-old midfielder added in a written statement: “The decision was very hard to make because you and FCB have and always will be an extremely important part of my life. “Nevertheless, I would like to again gain experience at a new club. “My destination is Manchester United. I hope you understand my decision. No one can take away the incredible journey we had together. #MiaSanMia.” Bastian Schweinsteiger has bid farewell to Bayern Munich fans in a statement and video posted to Twitter ahead of his move to Manchester United. The Germany captain is set to join the Premier League club upon the successful completion of a medical and said goodbye to the supporters who have followed him in Munich for the past 17 years. “Hi dear Bayern fans, and the South Stand in Munich,” Schweinsteiger said in a Twitter video. “I know that has been a lot of speculation about my future in recent weeks and months and I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic time we spent together. Press Associationlast_img read more


Kwesé to Broadcast the 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

Posted On Sep 17 2020 by

first_imgWith all set for the 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, multi-platform broadcast network, Kwesé has announced that it will provide live coverage of the event on Saturday 2 February from 6 – 10am.The marathon will be broadcast across sub-Saharan Africa on Africa’s largest free-to-air (FTA) channel Kwesé Free Sports – available on Kwesé TV channel 285 in 13 countries, and on FTA set-top-boxes in 29 markets or on-the-go on the Kwesé iflix mobile app available on Android and IOS devices.The Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is an IAAF Bronze Label race and this year Kwesé Free Sports has lined-up a mix of international analysts and local presenters to provide play-by-play commentary and analysis of the marathon.Sportscaster Tega Onajaife will report live for Kwesé Free Sports from the National Stadium in Surulere, the 42km race start line, while Jimmie Akinsola aka “Jimme The Entertainer” will be at the 10km start line at the Lekki-Ikoyi bridge.Lewis Johnson returns to Nigeria for the fourth Access Bank Lagos City Marathon after providing analysis at the 21st African Senior Athletics Championship, Asaba 2018.Johnson serves as a reporter for NBC and NBCSN’s coverage of track and field. He returned for his 10th Olympic assignment with NBC Sports during the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, where he served as a bobsled, luge and skeleton reporter. The former track star, who broke into broadcasting as a runner for ABC Sports and ESPN, is joined by track and field analyst Tim Hutchings.Hutchings calls most of the World Marathon Majors (WMM), these include the Boston, Chicago and New York Marathons. He has worked for both NBC and ESPN and served as a track and field analyst for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as well as marathon analyst during NBC Sports Group’s presentation of the 2012 London Olympic Games.Johnson and Hutchings will analyse the races from the finish studios at the Eko Atlantic City.With this line-up of analysts, Kwesé viewers across Africa are assured world class coverage of the fourth Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.Kwesé TV subscribers with disconnected accounts who would like to experience the events will need to pay the annual access fee of N1,900. Kwesé TV decoders continue to retail for N10,960 at Kwesé dealer outlets across the country.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more