Grab teams up with BRI to support start-ups through GVV program

first_imgEditor’s note: The article has been updated to include more detail on investment schemes and channels in the second and last paragraphs for clarity.Topics : Ride-hailing decacorn Grab is working with Bank Rakyat Indonesia’s (BRI) investment arm, BRI Ventures, to help start-ups grow to the next level through the third Grab Ventures Velocity (GVV) accelerator program.Under the program, Grab and BRI Ventures expect to commit up to US$10 million to Indonesian startups in cash investment, in-kind benefits, capacity building and mentorship, said BRI Ventures CEO Nicko Widjaja.”The start-ups will receive cash as well as the opportunity to use Grab’s and BRI’s ecosystems,” he said during a press conference on the 2020 GVV launch in Jakarta on Tuesday. “This investment will be made both through new start-up initiatives that Grab and BRI Ventures will implement jointly and through the existing GVV program.” “The two sectors have huge potential,” she told the press. “Food services are trendy while logistics is important in the country. Both are prominent in the digital economy, too.”Grab is currently opening registration for the third GVV batch until March 31 for start-ups in Southeast Asia to join the program.“Grab will provide training for businesses so they can benefit from our ecosystem,” Neneng said, adding that the GVV program would start in April or May and run for 16 weeks.She went on to say that Grab could include a widget of the start-ups’ application in Grab’s app. One example was Grab integrating Sayurbox into its app so Grab’s customers can directly buy Sayurbox products from the ride-hailing app.Read also: Government’s plan to empower MSMEs through omnibus bill faces backlashGrab reported that the 10 GVV graduates had helped 117,000 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country since the program started in 2018. In the second batch, GVV trained six Indonesian start-ups and four foreign start-ups from 200 applicants. Neneng said she was hopeful there would be more applicants this year.GVV was part of Grab’s Rp 3 trillion (US$212.321 million) investment in Indonesia last year during which Grab selected 10 start-ups to train.Five of the start-ups are involved in the empowerment of MSMEs, namely MyCash Online, PergiUmroh, Porter, Qoala and Tamasia, while the remaining — Treedots, GLife, Eragano, Sayurbox and Tanihub — are part of the emerging agriculture technology (agritech) industry that focuses on farmers.The third batch of the GVV is part of Grab’s $250 million investment commitment for Indonesia’s technology ecosystem through GVV and other Grab Ventures programs.center_img Read also: Gojek, Grab prices now included in inflation calculation as they ‘grow significantly’Nicko said the two parties were discussing funding the GVV through equity in the future.”BRI invested in two start-ups in the second batch of GVV and we will be more involved in this third batch.”Meanwhile, Grab Indonesia managing director Neneng Goenadi said the third GVV would focus on start-ups involved in small-scale food services, such as warung makan (small restaurants) and business-to-business (B2B) logistics.last_img read more

Springwood home has outdoor room, which is the key to summer living

first_imgThe “outdoor room” is a new addition to the home.In the time the Swindells have lived at the house, they have undertaken a number of renovations, from installing a new kitchen and parquetry floors, to the construction of a massive alfresco dining area with ceiling fans, and an inground pool.The alfresco dining area, or the “outdoor room” as the Swindells like to call it, is a family favourite. The bedrooms are large and have plantation shutters. Imagine taking a dip here as the temperature continues to rise.THIS Springwood house has been a haven for Rosemary and Mel Swindells for more than three decades.The couple bought the 7 Aerie Court property 33 years ago, and raised four now-grown sons there.“Memories that stand out are of course the family growing up there, and seeing them go off and come back to visit with their little ones,” Mrs Swindells said. Bi-fold doors create a fantastic indoor-outdoor flow.“It’s very tranquil and backs straight onto the reserve,” she said.“It’s all quite pretty because it all looks out onto the bush.”Mrs Swindells said they had also spent many hours in the backyard as “keen gardeners”, manicuring the gardens of the 1058sq m property.The Swindells are now downsizing and hope another family can enjoy the home.The house is listed as for sale for “Offers over $799,000”.center_img There is a fire to cosy up by in the cooler months.The house has multiple bi-fold doors that open to the outdoor room, creating a seamless indoor-outdoor flow.Inside, the home is equipped for any climate, with a fireplace and airconditioning.Mrs Swindells said the position of the home was “peaceful”. The family also like to spend time on this deck.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“The outdoor room has been the greatest advantage, we basically live out there,” Mrs Swindells said.“We also put a great big timber deck out the back, so we’ve got two areas outside.“The deck is great for when it’s is a bit cooler, and for larger gatherings such as Christmas and Easter we have the big outdoor room.”last_img read more

Key Says Euthanasia Should be ‘Discussed’ 3 Nov 2011Prime Minister John Key believes parliament should debate euthanasia laws – but it won’t be the agenda of a second term National government. His comments came in the wake of the conviction of scientist Sean Davison over the death of his mother.…Key said his personal view is that there is ”an argument for us to look at this issue.” But should National be re-elected at the end of the month ”it won’t be on the government’s agenda. ‘ ‘You’ll appreciate that’s a conscience issue and so it is up to every single MP,” he explained. ”The last vote that we had was on a members bill some years ago. I voted in favour of it going to the select committee. I can’t tell you how the rest of the National caucus would vote.” He was referring to New Zealand First MP Peter Brown’s Death with Dignity Bill in 2003, which was defeated 60 to 57 votes. read more

Neymar may spend two weeks in quarantine upon Paris return

first_imgFrance is reopening its borders on Saturday and the forward is aiming to link up with the Paris Saint-Germain squad in order to prepare for their upcoming Champions League commitments.According to L’Equipe, upon his return to Paris, Neymar could have to complete a mandatory 15-day quarantine period at his home before joining his colleagues in training.The option is being considered by the French government for those arriving from countries with a high rate of coronavirus infections, which Brazil currently is.Neymar had planned to return on June 21 and resume training on the following day but, given the current situation and the potential quarantine order, the player has brought his return forward.Read Also: Hazard set for Real Madrid return against EibarThe Ligue 1 season was terminated early, with PSG declared as title winners, but are in the quarter finals of the Champions League.The transfer window will also open shortly, and speculation around the future of Neymar is likely to resume.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Neymar is set to return to Paris after spending the coronavirus pandemic in his native Brazil.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Are The Chances Of An Apocalypse Happening This Century?27 Animals That Don’t Need Color To Be Cool8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Best Movie Robots Of All Time10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeithlast_img read more

Giroud sees off gutsy Magpies

first_img Williamson became involved in a wrestling match as the pair awaited Cazorla’s corner, and when the ball eventually reached the goalmouth Frenchman Giroud was able to head past goalkeeper Tim Krul despite neither man leaving the ground. The Magpies looked dead and buried, but they rallied as the half drew to a close with Nacho Monreal blocking Remy Cabella’s goal-bound 39th-minute header at the end of an extended period of pressure. But the boos which ushered the home side from the field were transformed into cheers within three minutes of the restart when Taylor and Cabella twice exchanged passes down the right before the Frenchman crossed for skipper Sissoko to sweep the ball past the helpless David Ospina and reduce the deficit. The Magpies were instantly reinvigorated and Perez twice fired wide from long distance as Arsenal wobbled in the face of concerted pressure. Ospina had to be at his best to beat away Williamson’s header from a Taylor corner after it clipped Sissoko on its way to goal, and Janmaat blasted a long-range effort just wide seconds later with the home side enjoying their most productive period of the game. Cabella embarked upon a mazy charge through the visitors’ defence with 16 minutes remaining, but he was driven wide and Ospina proved equal to his clipped left-footed shot. Substitute Jonas Gutierrez announced his arrival with a powerful surge into the penalty area, but his driven cross eluded the black and white shirts as it sped across goal, and Krul had to block a Welbeck effort at his near post as the game opened up. Referee Mike Jones waved away strong appeals for an 82nd-minute penalty after Cabella went down under Laurent Koscielny’s challenge, with the defender less than impressed, and Ospina had to make a fine reaction save to keep out Perez’s deflected 87th-minute shot with his leg as the Magpies battled all the way to the whistle. The Frenchman struck twice inside four minutes to leave the Magpies with a mountain to climb and the home fans among a crowd of 50,543 fearing the worst. But John Carver’s depleted side more than made a fist of it after the break, with Moussa Sissoko’s 48th-minute goal dragging them back into it and changing the shape of the game. However, despite their best efforts to reel in Arsene Wenger’s men who are plotting a late charge to force their way into the title race, Newcastle were unable to find the equaliser their belated show of courage warranted. Fabricio Coloccini’s red card at Everton last weekend – for which he apologised to home fans in the match programme – meant he was missing from a rearguard already ripped apart by injury, and Carver had little option but to make do and mend. He moved right-back Daryl Janmaat into the middle to partner his only fit senior central defender Mike Williamson, and asked midfielders Ryan Taylor and Jack Colback to fill in at right and left-back respectively. The plan was makeshift in the extreme, and it was not long before it was cruelly exposed as Arsenal eased into their stride. Newcastle actually created the first real opening with two minutes gone when Sissoko broke from his own half and fed striker Ayoze Perez, who stepped inside defender Gabriel Paulista but saw his shot blocked. But with Aaron Ramsey probing and linking with Giroud, and Alexis Sanchez relishing his head-to-head with Colback, Arsenal pinned the Magpies back with Sanchez seeing a 13th-minute shot blocked by Taylor before Ramsey miscontrolled when through on goal. The visitors took the lead with 24 minutes gone when Giroud reacted first after Danny Welbeck flicked on Santi Cazorla’s free-kick, sparking a siege on the Newcastle goal. Welbeck volleyed wide and then allowed the ball to squirm away from him after being played in by Giroud, but the respite was only temporary for the home side, who contributed to their own downfall with 28 minutes on the clock. Olivier Giroud’s first-half double handed Arsenal a sixth successive Barclays Premier League victory as they survived a spirited fightback to win 2-1 at Newcastle. Press Associationlast_img read more

America Win the Mexican Apertura Championship

first_imgMexico: Club America defeated Cruz Azul 2-0 with a double by Edson Alvarez, winning them the Mexican Liga MX Apertura and their 13th crown, making them the team with the most titles in the league.The teams were cautious in the first half of the match on Sunday. America stepped into its rival’s zone often but failed to produce results. Cruz Azul retained a strong defense and limited the effectiveness of its rivals on the wings, reports Efe news.In the second half, Alvarez scored his first goal in the 51st minute.Goalkeeper Jesus Corona saved Cruz Azul by stopping Ibarra’s run on minute 54, and again on minute 64.Three minutes later, Elias Hernandez took a long shot in what was Cruz Azul’s most promising play. While Corona stood his ground, the team’s defense, considered the best of the season, was bested by America several times.Alvarez crowned himself as the match’s hero at minute 90 by recovering a rebound by the goalkeeper Corona and securing his second goal and the team’s victory.Cruz Azul’s defeat extended its 21-year-streak without a league championship.The game also marked a sixth lost final for the team, which had finished first in the regular phase with only one loss on its home turf. IANS Also Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

Coach hails Jabloteh’s advance in Regional CFU club championship

first_imgKINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) – Head coach of San Juan Jabloteh Keith Jeffrey said his side’s advance to the final round final hexagonal of the Caribbean Football Union Club Championships was evidence of the quality of play in the Trinidad & Tobago Pro League.Jeffrey was reacting after his side landed a 1-0 win over Group E host team System 3 Sport Academy last Sunday at Victoria Park to earn a place in the final hexagonal of the Caribbean Football Union Club Championships.In the previous two seasons, Central FC defeated fellow T&T Pro League club W Connection in both CFU Club finals and Jeffrey said he wanted to make it a third straight all-T&T decider.“We want it to be an all-T&T final (again), and we hope to continue doing well in the tournament and we want to wish Central the very best also in the final round,” said Jeffrey.“Both Central FC and Jabloteh being in the final round tells the rest of the Caribbean that the T&T Pro League is the place to be. Our league is very competitive and we have the best players in the Caribbean.”Jabloteh finished the group with a maximum nine points, three more than Guadeloupe’s Club Sportif Moulien which finished three ahead of System 3 with Flames United of St Maarten ending at the bottom of the table without a point.Jabloteh, winners of the CFU competition in 2003, join two-time reigning CFU Club champions Central FC, along with Racing des Gonaives of Haiti, Cibao of the Dominican Republic and Antigua & Barbuda’s Grenades in the six-team final round from May 14 to 21 in Trinidad and Tobago.“My work has only just begun with the new Pro League season set to start in May and we must compete with the Caribbean’s best-of-the-best for the regional crown and a place in the CONCACAF Champions League,” said Jeffrey.The CFU Club Championship has been contested annually since 1997 (with the exception of 1999 and 2008).last_img read more

PM Cup 3 registration closes tomorrow

first_imgTHE third edition of the annual Prime Minister’s Twenty20 Softball Cup is drawing closer and teams are asked to finalise their participation for the November 1 to 3, 2019 showpiece on or before tomorrow.There is no registration fee for teams in any of the three categories – Legends Over-50 years old, Masters Over-45 years old and All-Stars, but teams must confirm their squads and pay a security deposit of G$60 000 to indicate their participation.The draw to place teams in zones within their respective categories will be done on Sunday October 20, at GNIC Sports Club at 14:00hrs.Teams are asked to contact the organisers, Georgetown Softball Cricket League (GSCL) Inc. for more information and to collect the playing conditions and other critical information upon paying the security deposit.Teams are expected from Canada, USA and Guyana to compete for more than $2M in cash and other prizes over the weekend of exciting cricket. Preliminary and semi-final matches will be played at various venues in Georgetown while the finals of all three categories will be played at Everest Cricket Club (ECC) on Sunday, November 3.Regal’s Anil Hardyal – the brainchild behind the staging of the tournamentAt the launch of this year’s tournament, GSCL president Ian John disclosed that both All Stars and Over-45 winners will cart off $500 000 each, while Legends Over-50 victors will take home $300 000. The runners-up in each category are also guaranteed $100 000.This year marks the first for the Legends Over-50 category which has been gaining popularity since its introduction at the 2017 Toronto Cup.In addition to trophies, there are a number of lucrative incentive prizes which include man-of-the-match in the finals and the Most Valuable Players (MVP) in each category.The man-of-the-match in All Stars final will receive a trophy and $10 000, while the MVP will ride away with a Hero motorcycle, compliments of Rose Ramdehol. The man-of-the-match in the Over-45 final will take home a trophy and $10 000 and the MVP a 55-inch smart TV while the man-of-the-match in the Legends Over-50 will collect a trophy and $10 000 and the MVP one gold bracelet.Unlike the two previous tournaments, the All Stars final will be staged under floodlights at the ECC ground, Camp Road, following the completion of the other two finals.All teams will be required to attend a meeting on Thursday, October 31, prior to the commencement of the tournament the following day.While new Over-50 champions will be crowned, Speedboat and Regal Masters are the defending champions in the All Stars and Over-45 categories respectively. (Frederick Halley)last_img read more

Syracuse football roundtable: VT win, storming the field and SU’s season going forward

first_img Published on October 16, 2016 at 10:35 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (3-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) picked up its biggest win of the season on Saturday against Virginia Tech (4-2, 1-2). The Orange scored 14 unanswered points to seal the victory, 31-17, and fans stormed the field after game.Beat writers Tomer Langer, Chris Libonati and Jon Mettus discuss the ramifications of the contest.1. What does Syracuse’s win over Virginia Tech mean?Tomer Langer: It means a lot for Dino Babers. As he was saying postgame, every new head coach really needs that signature win so that everyone — players, fans, the media — can start seeing tangible evidence of what the coach has been preaching. That came for Babers after just seven games in a season where multiple veteran players were lost — Jason Emerich, Omari Palmer, Antwan Cordy — to injuries for the season. That’s pretty impressive.Chris Libonati: Beating Virginia Tech means a few things. The biggest is that (at least in the short term), it justifies hiring Dino Babers. The second is that Syracuse has proven itself to be solid enough to make a bowl game. It’ll need to at least beat Boston College and North Carolina State, but finding another win could prove tough. If it wants to guarantee a bowl berth, Pittsburgh seems like the next candidate, but Florida State didn’t look good in its 17-6 home win over Wake Forest.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJon Mettus: Beating Virginia Tech means anything can happen in the season now. Bowl game? Who knows? Maybe. If SU can beat No. 17 VT then winning three games out of matchups with Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, North Carolina State and Pittsburgh is not out of the question. It’ll still be tough to get to a bowl game, but to me, this win validates the season. It’s the first piece of proof that Dino Babers might be able to turn this struggling program around.2. Was storming the field warranted?T.L.: From a “moment” perspective? Sure, why not. Fans have really been given close to nothing to cheer for the past two years. Even the wins SU had were blah and boring, and against really weak opponents (Central Michigan and Wake Forest twice, two different FCS teams). And this was a really exciting game against a really staunch defense in which the often-hyped about Syracuse offense just took the Hokies to town, so that’s fine too. But (cue the fun police), I personally am just vehemently against the concept of rushing the field because of all the injury concerns it poses. Babers always talks about how he and his assistants try to be calculated in their decisions, like when they decide when and whether to go for it on fourth down. Well, from a risk-reward perspective, the several minutes of the cool moment don’t outweigh the potential risks in my mind.Jessica Sheldon | Photo EditorC.L.: When done safely, storming the field is awesome. I think it’s justified. Syracuse has flat out stunk for most of the last 15 years. This was an “extreme” case because it was the first time in four years that SU beat a ranked team. And even if it wasn’t totally justified, let kids have fun. That’s what this is all about, right? If athletes can’t get paid, they can at least get love from the fans.J.M.: When fans — mostly students at first — started streaming onto the field, there was a weird almost silence in the Carrier Dome. There wasn’t much cheering and I honestly didn’t know what to think. I don’t think it was warranted. Virginia Tech wasn’t an undefeated No. 1. It was one of the biggest wins for Syracuse football in recent memory, but storming the field should be saved for more extreme circumstances. Dino Babers liked it, though, and so did the players. So what do I know?3. What’s Syracuse’s record the rest of the way out?T.L.: That’s really tough to say, and that’s partially because none of us picked the winner of this past game right and we’ve seen now that SU can compete and win in a big game. The only game left on the schedule that I’d be absolutely stunned if SU won was on the road at Clemson. Every other game I really think the argument can be made that SU could compete and win. Then again, the argument could be made that it might put up stinkers like it did against South Florida and Notre Dame. Realistically, I’d say either 2-3 or 3-2, and I’d lean ever so slightly to 2-3.C.L.: 2-3. I think Syracuse beats Boston College and North Carolina State, but the other three games should be tough. The Orange may be able to take on Florida State, especially at home. Clemson on the road would be a difficult task even if Syracuse was better. Pittsburgh seems like another winnable game for SU, but it’ll be interesting how Pittsburgh in late November is weather-wise. On top of that, SU would have to have another near-perfect game to beat the majority of its remaining opponents.J.M.: 1-4. Here’s my disclaimer: This is hard to predict considering the tough schedule Syracuse has going forward and a certain level of uncertainty over which Orange team will show up. The Virginia Tech game was near perfect in every phase of the game, except field goals. All of the other games didn’t go so well. The transition period is not over and there are still growing pains left. But don’t forget about this VT win when the Orange loses its last four games of the season. Commentslast_img read more

Men’s soccer: Badgers claim last second win over Ohio State

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team (9-5-2, 6-2 Big Ten) made it three victories in a row Sunday with a 1–0 double-overtime win over Ohio State (1-14-2, 0-7-1 Big Ten).After their third consecutive double-overtime victory, it’s starting to appear as though the Wisconsin team has a touch for the dramatic. With less than two minutes on the clock, it was freshman forward Andrew Akindele who provided the winner.Akindele received the ball with his back to the goal about thirty yards out, put a smooth turn on two defender, and was able to get a shot off which was well saved by the Ohio State goalkeeper Parker Siegfried. But to the raucous applause of the home fans, Akindele was the first on hand to poke home his own rebound and secure the victory.Speaking to UW Athletics post-match, head coach John Trask sang the praises of his talented front line, who as of late are really starting to find their feet.“Fabulous turn by Andrew and great effort to finish off his own shot,” Trask said. “We have young and hungry front-runners.”Men’s hockey: Badgers drop first game versus Michigan Tech, put Huskies on leash in game twoThe No. 16 University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team returned home this weekend and split a two-game series against the Read…The regular season finale also doubled as senior day for the Badgers, with three seniors — Morten Lamps, David Fiflis and captain Isaac Schlenker — being honored for their contribution to the program.Trask acknowledged their efforts and the success they have brought to the program post-match.“Congratulations to all three seniors and the role they have played at this university and for this program,” Trask said. “We have the most wins ever in the history of the university in the Big Ten.”As a result of the victory, the Badgers secured the second seed in the Big Ten and will be at home when the Big Ten tournament gets underway Sunday. They will host a quarterfinal against Rutgers at the McClimon Complex, kicking off at 1 p.m.Men’s soccer: Badgers tame Wildcats in overtime, Buckeyes up nextComing off a double-overtime upset over No. 18 Michigan, the University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team (8-5-2, 5-2 Big Ten) Read…Not spending to much time basking in the glory of yet another stunning late victory, Trask and the team are eager to get to the decisive part of the season.“We’re excited to get out here and host in Big Ten tournament play,” Trask said.last_img read more