ION Mobility cofounder and CEO James Chan said the company would focus on Indonesia with the launch of its first product in the country, as it had one of the biggest motorcycle markets in the world. Last year, 6.38 million motorcycles were sold in the country.The company also planned to expand its team and operations across Singapore, Jakarta and Shenzhen, develop its in-house research and development capabilities and build up its supply chain and manufacturing partnerships.Southeast Asia represents 8 percent of the world population but 25 percent of global motorcycle demand. The market for the motorbike industry in Southeast Asia is expected to hit $8.53 billion by 2023.“There is no proven electric vehicle (EV) motorbike brand in Southeast Asia with products that can compel motorbike riders to join the inevitable electric revolution,” Chan said. “We are committed to offering riders across Southeast Asia superior alternatives to their petrol-based motorbikes with our next-generation, smart and connected electric motorbikes that are clean, aspirational and affordable.”Monk’s Hill Ventures cofounder and managing partner Kuo-Yi Lim said that Southeast Asia had one of the largest and fastest-growing number of motorbike users in the world with a growing appetite for affordable and cleaner motorbikes.“We are excited to be working with the company in creating the next iconic start-up to emerge from Southeast Asia,” he said. (eyc)Topics : Singapore-based electric motorbike start-up ION Mobility has raised US$3.3 million in seed funding to launch its product in Indonesia by 2021 and expand its operations in Southeast Asia.The funding was provided by Monk’s Hill Ventures, TNB Aura, Village Global and 500 Startups’ Southeast Asia-focused fund, 500 Durians, among others.“We are excited to be supporting ION Mobility in bringing a home-grown mainstream electric motorbike offering to the market, starting with Indonesia,” TNB cofounder and managing partner Aura Charles Wong wrote in a statement released on Friday.
LifeSiteNews 22 September 2014Staunch euthanasia and assisted suicide advocate, Maryan Street, has failed to make it back into Parliament after New Zealand’s general election on Saturday.Street, a Labour candidate who has been an MP since 2005, had placed the End of Life Choice Bill into the Member’s Ballot in July 2012.Late last year, Street came under pressure from her party to remove the Bill as it was deemed too controversial a subject to be debating in an election year.Street withdrew the Bill from the Ballot, vowing to reintroduce it after the election. However, once again she failed to win the electorate seat of Nelson. Her position on Labour’s List should have seen her re-enter Parliament for another term, but their support has deteriorated to its lowest since 1922 and they did not gain enough seats for Street to be selected.Considered by many to be filled with loopholes, the End of Life Choice Bill, if passed, would have legalized physician assisted suicide for those who were suffering from an “irreversible physical or mental medical condition” who were experiencing “unbearable” pain.Doctors who object to euthanasia and assisted suicide would have been obliged to refer patients to other practitioners who could carry out their wishes.http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/new-zealands-pro-euthanasia-mp-fails-to-re-enter-parliament
Share 129 Views no discussions Tweet Share LocalNews Opportunities available for development of agriculture sector highlighted by: – May 25, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Johnson Drigo. Photo credit: GIS NewsParliamentary Representative for the Castle Bruce Constituency Johnson Drigo has emphasized to farmers that his government, the ruling Dominica Labour Party, continues to ensure that opportunities are available to farmers for the development of the agricultural sector. Drigo told a panel discussion on the topic “Reviving the Agriculture Sector –Challenges and Opportunities” in San Sauveur on Wednesday evening that the government has implemented several programmes to ensure that farmers can produce quality products.He highlighted two such programmes which have invested millions of dollars into the sector.“The National Center for Testing and Excellence was built at a cost of $3.6 million; one in Roseau, one in Portsmouth for the marketing of agriculture to ensure that we send the best quality out there. There are investments a lot of money being spent in agriculture; under the Direct Farm Investment Program, the Agricultural Investment Unit invested $2 million in the agricultural sector last year, so I am saying the funds are available. We are doing a lot for agriculture, make no mistake; we are selling a lot of ginger, we are selling a lot of yams”. Drigo also explained that his government has been distributing free fertilizer to farmers because they realize the pertinence of this product to developing and organizing the farming sector.“The Prime Minister is going around building positive relationships with friendly countries and in the interest of the people, is negotiating not only for infrastructure but for things such as free fertilizer for farmers and we have had several free fertilizer distribution in the area and we are expecting plenty more from countries like Morocco”.He advised them to join the farmers groups which will be formed to provide a support structure and system which they can all benefit from.“We will form two farmers groups, one in Good Hope and one in Petite Soufriere. We have to be organized, we have to be structured, we have to know where our market is, we have to know what our prizes are and irrespective of whether the prices go up by this person or not, we are going to sell our produce because this is our cooperative, this is our group and we can do better”.He lamented however that while some farmers are “working hard in the farming sector”, others aren’t.“We are not capitalizing on all the opportunities because we are too busy sometimes accentuating negative things instead of looking at the positive side and opportunities are passing us by”.The Fest of St. Isidore gets underway this evening with a games night and Lapeau Kabwit competition.A Fish has been planned for Saturday May 26th, with musical accompaniment by the Kubuli Big Truck Jam.Other activities include the Miss Isidore pageant on Sunday May 27th followed by a dance with popular DJ Miguel Labadie, and then on Pentecost Monday, May 28th, a parade featuring local bands and groups will proceed to High Mass which will be broadcast live via radio.One elder who has given long and faithful service to the communities and to the celebration of the Feast of St. Isidore will be honoured. Fete Isidore will climax with music from the Bouyon Pioneers WCK.Dominica Vibes News
VERSAILLES, Ind. — Timmy Bowman, the man police say shot at them while they were responding to a domestic disturbance back in October near Holton, will now be facing an additional charge of Attempted Murder.Ripley County Prosecuting Attorney, Ric Hertel, says that Bowman was initially charged with Pointing a Firearm and Domestic Battery.No officers were injured during the exchange of gunfire. Bowman was flown from his home the night of the incident and transported to a Cincinnati hospital.After being released from the hospital, he was incarcerated in the Hamilton County Jail where he remained until being transported to Ripley County.Bowman’s initial hearing was November 21 in Ripley County Superior Court where bond was set at $500,000 cash.Hertel said that the decision to elevate the charge came after discussions with Indiana State Police detectives who worked the case.
Cillessen moved to Los Che in a €35m deal while Neto went the other way for €26m plus €9m in variables and has featured in 23 games to date this campaign.The chain of goalkeeper moves could be activated once more this summer – last month Super Deporte said Neto could return to the Mestalla while the Dutch Telegraaf newspaper, via Plaza Deportiva, also claimed Cillessen may return to the Eredivisie. Read Also: Valencia seek loan move for Chelsea goalkeeperIt follows on from a report in El Mundo Deportivo that say that Chelsea goalkeeper and Spain international Kepa Arrizabalaga may move to the Mestalla on a loan deal should Cillessen move on.The future of the Valencia, Ajax and Chelsea goalkeepers all remain deeply uncertain going into the summer months.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 31-year-old spent five seasons at Ajax between 2011 and 2016 before a €13m move to the Camp Nou, but he played second fiddle to Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and moved to the Mestalla this summer. Ajax want to sign their former goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen from Valencia should Andre Onana be sold this summer, report Marca.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchThe Best Cars Of All Time6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better
The Cheltenham Festival-winning jockey enjoyed an armchair ride on the five-year-old, trained by his boss Willie Mullins, as Long Dog duly brushed aside his three rivals. The 1-6 shot, owned by Rich Ricci, had no trouble completing a hat-trick as he came home nine and a half lengths clear of Collen Beag. David Casey made a triumphant farewell from race-riding with an easy victory on Long Dog in the Ballygarry House Hotel Novice Hurdle at Listowel. Casey, 39, will continue to work for Mullins as an assistant, and said: “I’m getting older and probably am a bit old for a jump jockey and recently Willie offered me this position in the yard. “I’m travelling with Max Dynamite to the Melbourne Cup. He’s in quarantine now but goes over on Thursday. “I’ve been there a long time already so not a lot will change – I just hope I won’t be a burden on him!” Mullins said: “David has been great fun to have around the yard and, having been with me since he was 17, it was great to see him growing as a jockey in that time. “Going out in one piece is more important than riding a winner and he will be a tremendous asset to me in my business. “He gets on very well with my people and staff and knows the way our yard works, and ticks. “He is excellent to rate horses and can tell me to the pound what a horse is actually worth and it turns out he is usually right. “A lot of people are unaware that David actually has a better record riding in France than at home as he has won two French Champion Hurdles and two Triumph Hurdle-equivalents in France.” Casey’ s big-race successes in the saddle include Fadoudal Du Cochet in the 2002 Grand Annual Chase at Cheltenham and Rule Supreme, who landed the Royal & SunAlliance Chase there in 2004. He won the Irish Hennessy twice, on Rule Supreme in 2005 and Kempes in 2011, the Galway Plate on Ansar in 2004 and the Thyestes Chase on Hedgehunter in 2004 and On His Own in 2012 among other big prizes. Press Association
Bilic said: “Is he in contention to start? Yes. “He is back, he’s been training with us for a couple of days and depending on how he does today I’m expecting him to be in the squad and available for the game. “We will see how much he is going to participate in the game, but he is back and it’s a great boost for us.” Winger Victor Moses and defender Winston Reid have also recovered from injuries after a couple of months on the sidelines. But Bilic feels they are unlikely to be ready to face the Reds and has pencilled the duo in to return against Wolves in the FA Cup the following weekend. “Victor Moses and Winston Reid are back, it’s a good situation for us,” he added. “They are lacking fitness but they have started training with us. “But for the Liverpool game, no, probably not. They only just started training with us so they will be more for the FA Cup game. That will be good recovery for them.” Bilic will also check on the fitness of left-back Aaron Cresswell, who missed Monday’s 2-1 win over Southampton with a hamstring problem. West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is weighing up whether to throw Dimitri Payet straight in against Liverpool despite the midfielder being a month ahead of schedule in his fitness battle. French playmaker Payet, one of the stars of West Ham’s impressive start to the season, was expected to be sidelined until February with the ankle injury he suffered against Everton in November. But the 28-year-old has made such a rapid recovery that he could be pitched in from the start when Liverpool visit Upton Park on Saturday. Press Association
Marion Hollins elected to 2021 class of Golf HOFUNDATED (AP) — Marion Hollins has been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.She was elected through through the contributor’s category, joining a 2021 class that so far includes Tiger Woods.Hollins was a visionary in golf course architecture. She financed and developed a club only for women in New York in the early 1920s. And she was the brains behind Cypress Point Club and Pasatiempo in California.Hollins died in 1944 when she was 51. — The Blue Jackets have signed All-Star goaltender Joonas Korpisalo (YOH’-nuhs kohr-pih-SAH’-loh) to a two-year contract worth a reported $5.6 million. The Finnish-born netminder has a 19-12-5 record, 2.60 goals-against average, .911 save percentage and two shutouts in 37 appearances this season. Korpisalo has established career highs in games played, wins and goals-against average since taking over as the starter when Sergei Bobrovsky (boh-BRAHF’-skee) left via free agency last summer.WNBA-DRAFTIonescu goes to Liberty with top pickNEW YORK (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu was the No. 1 pick in Friday’s WNBA draft, going to the New York Liberty in an Oregon sweep of the top two picks.Ionescu set the NCAA record for triple-doubles and was the first college player to have over 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists in her career. UNDATED (AP) — Two of college basketball’s young stars have announced they are entering the NBA draft before completing their eligibility.The list of draftable players now includes consensus All-American and Mountain West Conference Player of the year Malachi Flynn, who will forego his senior season at San Diego State. Flynn became the most decorated player in Aztecs history in his one season at SDSU after transferring from Washington State and sitting out a year. Flynn averaged 17.6 points, 5.1 assists and 4.5 rebounds this season as the sixth-ranked Aztecs went 30-2.Cole Anthony is entering the NBA draft after just one season at North Carolina. He had been considered a likely one-and-done player and a high first-round draft prospect before his arrival in Chapel Hill. The son of former NBA player Greg Anthony set an ACC freshman record by scoring 34 points in his conference debut and finished the season averaging a team-high 18.5 points for the Tar Heels.NHL-JETS-BYFUGLIENJets, Byfuglien split Ducks teammate Satou Sabally went second to Dallas after becoming one of three juniors to forego their last year of college eligibility and enter the draft.It’s the third time in the history of the draft that the top two picks were from the same program.Lauren Cox went third to Indiana and Chennedy Carter was the fourth selection by Atlanta. Dallas took Bella Alarie with the fifth pick.Due to the pandemic, Commissioner Cathy Engelbert announced selections from her home in New Jersey, holding up the jersey of the player being chosen.GOLF HALL OF FAME-HOLLINS NBA players will see 25% of their paychecks taken out starting May 15 in an agreement with the league. The decision was finalized today in a board of governors meeting and was done in concert with the National Basketball Players Association.The cutback in salary has been expected for some time in response to the NBA’s shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The NBA playoffs would have started Saturday. If none of the 259 outstanding regular season games are played, the players would lose about $800 million in gross salary.Commissioner Adam Silver said it remains impossible for the NBA to make any decisions about whether to resume this season and that it is unclear when that will change.In Friday’s other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNBA player payroll slashed due to pandemicUNDATED (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a bite out of NBA salaries. Associated Press April 17, 2020 — Von Miller says he is in good spirits and “not feeling sick or hurting” after testing positive for the coronavirus. The Broncos linebacker told KUSA-TV in Denver that he developed a cough a couple of days ago. When his nebulizer for his asthma didn’t clear things up, he decided to get tested.— The NFL will hold a practice remote draft on Monday, three days before the real thing is done in the same way. Commissioner Roger Goodell ordered all team facilities closed in March, and later required club personnel to conduct the draft from their homes. Because of the reliance on free-flowing communication, the league decided to stage a mock draft to ensure that the proceedings next week would go smoothly.— NASCAR has postponed the May 9 race at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia with the state under a stay-at-home order until June 10. It gave no indication when the season will resume. NASCAR suspended its season four events into the year when sports shut down because of the pandemic. It had listed Martinsville as its first race to resume.— English Premier League clubs discussed the coronavirus testing required and scenarios that could salvage the season. The league hopes to restart on June 8, presenting an optimistically tight timeframe for players to return to game shape if social distancing is relaxed. Clubs in the three professional leagues below the Premier League have been told by the English Football League that May 16 is the earliest training sessions are recommended to start.— Nippon Professional Baseball’s season openers will not take place in May due to the new coronavirus pandemic, with no firm date set for the start. Representatives of the 12 teams decided Friday to also scrap interleague play. The removal of 18 interleague games from each team’s calendar would make for a 125-game regular season. Update on the latest sports — The Senior LPGA Championship has been canceled. It was scheduled to be played July 30-Aug. 1 at French Lick Resort in Indiana. The USGA previously canceled the U.S. Senior Women’s Open. The Senior LPGA will stay at French Lick in 2021. The new dates will be determined later.— Major League Soccer says it is pushing back restarting the season to at least June 8. Teams had played two matches before the season was suspended on March 12 because of the pandemic. The league had been looking at possibly resuming play in mid-May.— The governing body of track and field is leading a panel of Olympic sports to advise on safely organizing mass gathering events amid the coronavirus. World Athletics says the Outbreak Prevention Taskforce includes the International Institute for Race Medicine and officials from cycling, rowing, skiing, triathlon and the International Paralympic Committee.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NBA DRAFTSDSU’s Flynn, UNC’s Anthony turning pro UNDATED (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets and Dustin Byfuglien (BUHF’-lihn) have agreed to mutually terminate the veteran defenseman’s contract after a lengthy dispute, potentially marking the end of his hockey-playing career.No financial settlement was part of the agreement, meaning Byfuglien walked away from the $14 million remaining on his contract for this season and next. Winnipeg general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said a conversation in September led him to believe Byfuglien was healthy but “had lost his desire to play in the National Hockey League.”The Jets suspended the 35-year-old for not reporting to training camp. They received a call from his agent in October that he was considering a return. Byfuglien underwent ankle surgery in October and rehabbed into the winter.Byfuglien filed a grievance through the NHL Players’ Association believing he should be paid while recovering from ankle surgery.Also in the NHL: The induction is planned for March in Florida.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
That goes to post at 3:25pm with all eyes on the hat-trick seeking Capri as trainer Aidan O’Brien aims to continue his dominance of the race. The action at the Curragh begins at 1.50.
Zac Taylor will be the 10th coach in Bengals history, the team announced Monday.Taylor, who was the Rams’ quarterbacks coach this season, couldn’t be officially announced as the Bengals new coach until L.A.’s postseason was over. The news comes one day after the Patriots defeated the Rams, 13-3, in Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta. “I am happy and fortunate to join the Cincinnati Bengals as head coach,” Taylor said in a statement. “This is a great organization with good people and a rich history, and I am excited to get started. I am looking to add to that history by setting high standards, and holding everyone here accountable to those standards. There is a lot of work to do, and this is day one. We’re going to attack every day with enthusiasm to get this team ready to go.” Related News “Zac is a bright coach with an offensive mind and background, which is important to have in today’s NFL,” Bengals president Mike Brown said. “And he’s young. He embraces new ideas and new ways to do things, which will be a good thing for us. I believe our team will be exciting and fun to watch with him at the helm.”Before he joined the Rams, Taylor was an assistant coach with the Dolphins from 2012-15.Taylor will replace Marvin Lewis, who mutually parted ways with the Bengals after 16 seasons as the team’s head coach. Taylor, 35, will be the second-youngest coach in the league after former boss Sean McVay, who just turned 33 in January. Taylor spent two seasons with the Rams, where he started out as an assistant wide receivers coach before he was promoted to the quarterbacks coach this past year. Super Bowl 53: TV ratings hit 10-year low, thanks in part to New Orleans tuning out