FlixBus celebrated its first three years in Croatia

first_img˝FlixBus business model is designed not only as a more comfortable and simpler movement of passengers but also to support the growth and development of regional small and medium-sized bus companies˝, said Dean Čebohin, Business Development Director for FlixBus CEE South Region. ˝Technological support that we have offered to our partners, has enabled strong growth and the partners themselves, who are constantly investing and renewing their fleet, hiring new drivers and taking care of the safety of our passengers.˝ ˝In these three years, we have gathered a team of young experts who, with their knowledge and experience, together with bus partners, have made the FlixBus brand recognizable throughout Croatia, but also in the region.˝, said Ante Grbeša, director for FlixBus CEE South region. RanoAccumulated knowledge, experience from the bus industry, but also from other areas, is crucial for management and development in the markets of Southeast Europe.˝ In June 2016, FlixBus started from the four largest Croatian cities (Zagreb, Split, Osijek and Pula) with four regional partners (Vincek doo, Slavonija Bus doo, Brioni doo and Prijevoz Knežević) from all parts of Croatia and thus confirmed the importance of cooperation. with regional bus partners throughout Croatia. In three years, the number of partners has grown to a total of 11 in Croatia, while in the entire CEE South region, which includes Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, FlixBus today cooperates with a total of 17 partners. Ante Grbeša FlixBus network of bus lines extends to 28 European countries and connects 2 thousand destinations with 350 thousand daily lines.center_img FlixBus, in addition to enabling travel to Europe, makes Croatia more accessible and connected. Zagreb, Split, Zadar, Rijeka and Pula are the most visited FlixBus destinations in Croatia, while travelers from Croatia most often visit Munich, Budapest, Ljubljana, Vienna and Venice. The main reasons for traveling are visits to relatives and friends, as well as holidays and short trips. FlixBus is mostly used by students, young professionals and young families, of which as many as 60 percent are women, and most of them are between 18 and 35 years old. At the press conference, in the company of over a hundred guests, FlixBus celebrated three years of successful growth and development in Croatia. These green buses are not just a means of transport from point A to point B, but a brand behind an entrepreneurial spirit based primarily on partnership and modern technologies. Facts about growth and development dominated the birthday conference of this business model that arrived in Croatia three years ago. A team of experts that has grown from three employees to a team with more than 50 employees has built and developed this product in the last three years. Source / photo: FlixBuslast_img read more

Owen Hargreaves advises Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to play Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang centrally and strengthen midfield

first_img Comment Owen Hargreaves advises Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to play Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang centrally and strengthen midfield Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 29 Sep 2020 4:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.1kShares Advertisement Aubameyang was a peripheral figure against the champions (Picture: Getty Images)Owen Hargreaves has urged Mikel Arteta to play Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as a central striker after the Arsenal captain put in a lacklustre performance on the wing in the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool on Monday night.The Gunners lost their first game of the season at the hands of the champions at Anfield, getting outclassed in every area of the pitch.Alexandre Lacazette fluffed the chance to get Arsenal back on level terms at 2-1, firing an effort straight at Alisson when through on goal. Advertisement Arteta has been urged to play Aubameyang as a central striker (Picture: Getty Images)Aubameyang was ineffective on the left-wing, starved of service and barely able to get into the game with Arteta’s side seeing little of the ball.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTDespite scoring 22 times in the Premier League from the same position last season, former Manchester United and Bayern Munich midfielder Hargreaves believes the Gabon international should play as a No.9, which would mean dropping Lacazette to the bench.‘Maybe drop Lacazette, play Aubameyang at the top, [Bukayo] Saka can play as an attacker, [and] as a wing-back,’ Hargreaves told Premier League Productions. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal are in the market for a central midfielder and have reportedly had two bids for Lyon’s Houssem Aouar knocked back.Given the performances of Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny at Anfield, Hargreaves backs the Gunners’ approach to strengthen their options in the middle of the park.‘They didn’t have much possession Arsenal and I just thought they were a bit light in the centre of the park,’ he added.‘Elneny and Xhaka, I don’t think that works against Liverpool and that’s probably why they’re trying to address the centre of the park, whether that’s [Thomas] Partey or Aouar, I think they need somebody in there.’MORE: Gary Neville changes his Premier League title prediction after Liverpool’s victory over ArsenalMORE: Chelsea summer signing Thiago Silva takes pop at former PSG and Arsenal manager Unai EmeryFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport pagelast_img read more

Premium terraces on freehold titles offer a point of difference in Bulimba

first_imgTriBeCa Terraces at Bulimba are bringing a premium freehold product to the inner-city.Mr Di Carlo said the project would be a stylish new take on the traditional terrace home with all the amenities of inner-city living.“We’ve incorporated many features that bring together the lifestyle we have envisaged for residents,” he said.“Rooftop decks, courtyards, multiple outdoor balcony areas and extensive landscaping and recreation areas offer residents many ways of enjoying the views and relaxing privately or with friends.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoThe development will be made up of terrace homes of two and three storeys, each with three bedrooms, a master ensuite and study nook.Selected terrace homes will have their own roof deck and all terrace homes will have courtyards and multiple outdoor balcony areas, to take advantage of a range of vistas. $50 million TriBeCa Terraces at Bulimba are getting ready to bring luxury freehold terrace living to the inner-city market.PREMIUM terrace homes on their own freehold title are about to be launched in Bulimba as a new $50 million residential project gets underway.Brisbane-based family company Di Carlo Property Group is behind the new TriBeCa Terraces, 53 spacious terrace homes inspired by New York’s premium urban neighbourhood of TriBeCa.Group director Josh Di Carlo said they had noticed the Bulimba area had matured in recent years as a choice for lifestyle buyers and TriBeCa was a premium product that would fill the void.“We wanted to create a new style of home that both stands out from the crowd and comfortably blends with the character of the area,” he said. TriBeCa Terraces at Bulimba is offering New York chic in the inner-city.A former army barracks site that dates back to the 1940s wartime era, it is an easy walk to the riverfront precinct of the Bulimba Army Barracks, which is currently subject to a new master plan by the Brisbane City Council. Di Carlo Property Group has delivered a suite of successful residential projects in Brisbane’s inner east, including Ebony and Ivory at Coorparoo and Element Bulimba.“Bulimba is a market we know really well,” Mr Di Carlo said. “Our family has lived and worked here for more than a generation, so we’re already converts to the lifestyle that Bulimba offers.”center_img TriBeCa Terraces at Bulimba offers a range of beautiful vistas.“We’ve designed TriBeCa Terraces to stand out from what is currently being offered in the market,” Mr Di Carlo said.“Each terrace will have freehold title, which brings with it all the advantages of owning your own home.” The homes will have double-car garages plus parking space for guests. Residents will also have access to a range of lifestyle facilities including storage for bicycles and two recreation areas. These include a luxury swimming pool, outdoor entertaining areas and extensive landscaping for exercise and relaxation purposes.The Terraces are set to be developed on a 6827sq m site with frontages to Banya Street and Johnston Street, just a short walk to Bulimba’s retail hub and along the river to the Apollo Road Ferry Terminal.last_img read more

Denmark buys last circus elephants so they can retire

first_imgThe Danish government is planning to introduce a total ban on wild animals in circuses later this year. Earlier this year, a circus in Germany became the first in the world to use holograms instead of real animals in its acts. (BBC.CO) Elephants like these at the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival have been used as performers for hundreds of years, but it is becoming much less common as many more countries opt to ban the use of wild animals in circuses. GETTY IMAGES In May 2019, the UK government announced a new law to ban travelling circuses from using wild animals, with MP Michael Gove saying “Travelling circuses are no place for wild animals in the 21st Century.” The elephants, who are called Ramboline, Lara, Djunga and Jenny, are the last four circus elephants in the country. The elephants are called Ramboline, Lara, Djunga and Jenny. GETTY IMAGEScenter_img They also said they are not yet sure where the elephants will live but anyone who have a suitable space should make themselves known. It was decided at a big wildlife conference in August that baby African elephants will no longer be taken from the wild in order to be sold to zoos and circuses. The government in Denmark has bought four elephants from Danish circuses in order to give them a proper retirement. The government is paying 11 million Danish krone – about £1.3 million – for the animals.last_img read more

From hunter to hunted? ‘Duterte doesn’t want Jovie harmed’

first_imgThe police official believed he mayhave ruffled the feathers of some politicians in his assiduous campaign againstillegal drugs. By ADRIAN STEWART CO and RUBYSILUBRICOMANILA – Malacañang assured controversial Police Lieutenant Colonel JovieEspenido that President Rodrigo Duterte won’t allow him to get harmed outsideof legal processes. In 2017 as Ozamiz City police chief,Espenido raided the house of drug suspect Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog who died ina shootout that ensued. The other day Panelo said, “It’s notunexpected that there may be some flaws in intelligence gathering. Thathappens. Sometimes they’re even intentional. You’re being fed with the wronginfo coming from those who are against a particular police officer.” “If that is Colonel Espenido’s fear,we cannot stop him (from feeling) such. He must have some reasons,” Panelo saidin a media briefing yesterday.He then said, “Espenido can request [for protection] just like any othercitizen.” But Duterte won’t allow harm to comethe police official’s way, stressed Panelo. In 2016, he was the chief of police inAlbuera, Leyte when then mayor Ronaldo Espinosa, detained as a drug suspect,was shot dead inside the sub-provincial jail in Baybay City, Leyte. Espenidoshowed up at the PRO-6 yesterday, a day after blasting “influentialpoliticians” during a press conference at the BCPO on Wednesday. ‘BAKITAKO?’ In Iloilo City’s Camp Delgado, theheadquarters of the PoliceRegional Office 6 (PRO-6), Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, WesternVisayas police director, said Espenido has already been “adjudicated” in theregional level. He,however, said the “final adjudication” will come from the national policeheadquarters. Pamuspusansaid Espenido has been ordered to return to the PRO-6 but without a specificassignment, thus the official was placed under the RegionalPersonnel Accounting Unit. President Rodrigo Duterte and Police Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido “Wala naman tayong reliableinformation or validated report that he is involved in illegal drugs, so he wascleared,” said Pamuspusan. center_img Presidential spokesperson SalvadorPanelo said Espenido “must have some reasons” for fearing for his life due tohis inclusion in the government’s drug watch list. “Why are you resorting to characterassassination? Nagpapakita lang ba nakayo ay guilty?” Espenido asked. “(Espenido) could have been singledout. The President says it’s black propaganda. Definitely marami talaga siyang nasagasaan kaya napag-initan ng mga involved,”said Panelo. Panelo reiterated that PresidentDuterte believes Espenido is “clean” of any drug links and the allegationsagainst the police officer were “untrue” and nothing but “black propaganda.” On Feb. 7, he was removed as deputydirector for operations of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO). Just this Feb. 7 Espenido was recalledfrom his assignment in Bacolod City after his name was included in the latestdrug list of the President. Espenido accused unnamed “influentialpoliticians” for scheming to include his name in the government’s list ofpolicemen with alleged links to illegal drugs. But overall, the Presidentialspokesperson said, Duterte’s drug list remains credible. Espenido made a name for himself afterleading operations against illegal drug suspects. “Bakitako? Bakit natabo sa akin (ito),” lamentedEspenido. “Hindi man ako politician. Dapat tigilan na ang pag-accuse sa akin.”/PN Espenido, listed among 357 policemenin Duterte’s drug watch list, said in a press conference on Wednesday inBacolod City that the “government” could go after him and kill him. CLEAREDALREADY?last_img read more

WHOSE JOB IS IT? | On stranded OFWs, Treñas tells Baronda: ‘Leave it…

first_imgTreñas said it would be better for Baronda to just focus on her mandated function – as legislator – and leave it to the regional inter-agency task force to process the return of the Ilonggo overseas workers. “They are calling me, requesting for my assistance. Kay ti sometimes kon sa dalom sila magtawag, indi masabat dayun. As congresswoman, I can do the calls for them and maka-return call sila. Amo man lang ‘na aton participation,” said Baronda over DyFM Bombo Radyo Iloilo. “Kon may mangayo bulig sa aton nga stranded OFWs didto sa Manila, buligan naton sa masarangan ta. Pero siempre we need to follow protocols of the task force,” Baronda said. “Basta my conscience is clean. Wala ako may nalapakan. Nagtrabaho lang kita, nagbulig bilang congresswoman luwas sa trabaho sa legislature,” said Baronda. These seafarers’ test results were all negative for COVID-19, she added. He stressed the importance of proper coordination, pointing out an unfortunate incident last week – five persons from the first batch of repatriated Ilonggo overseas workers tested positive for COVID-19. Also, these overseas workers were not attended very well by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Region 6 which failed to coordinate properly with the city government or the task force. Baronda reiterated her support to Treñas. Reached for her reaction, Baronda clarified she was not meddling with the task force’s work. “Kon indi ‘ya gid mapunggan lawas ‘ya, pahilabot sia eh. Ari na gid nga matawhay na, gamuhon pa. Akon bala, indi na ninyo pag gamuha kay papaulion ta na ang nga OFWs. Imbes nga patapos na ang trabaho, ginagamo pa,” lamented the city mayor. “We heal as one. I always heed kon ano man imo desisyon,” she said./PN Included in these protocols is subjecting the OFW to real-time reverse transcription – polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test for COVID-19 and informing the task force of the test results. ‘MISINTERPRETATION’ Yes, she added, she was coordinating with Nuñez. In fact, she informed Treñas about the 50 seafarers she was helping Friday last week yet, said Baronda, and that she was waiting for his advice on what steps to take next.center_img The city’s first congresswoman also said she could not just turn her back away from Ilonggos seeking her assistance. “Palihug lang pangabay kay Jam-jam (Baronda’s nickname), waay man ta away, updanay man kita sa pagpadalagan. Palihog ibilin sa task force ang obra,” said Mayor Jerry Treñas in a press conference yesterday. Among others, he said, the quarantine facilities for the returning OFWs must be prepared already. “Ang obra ko, mayor. As mayor I am the local chief executive concerned sa local government unit. Si (Jose Roberto) Nuñez director sang Office of Civil Defense and head sang task force. Kon congressman ka, ano obra mo,” said Treñas. ILOILO City – Is Cong. Julienne Baronda making it more complicated for the regional inter-agency task force on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to transport back to the city Ilonggo overseas workers stranded in Metro Manila? Also stressing she had nothing against Treñas, she believed the mayor merely misinterpreted the help she was extending to the 50 seafarers or to OWWA. PROPER COORDINATION. Mayor Jerry Treñas of Iloilo City stresses the importance of proper coordination in helping stranded Ilonggo overseas workers, pointing out an unfortunate incident last week – five persons from the first batch of repatriated Ilonggos tested positive for COVID-19. Also, these overseas workers were not attended very well by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration. IAN PAUL CORDEROIloilo City’s first congresswoman Julienne Baronda says she could not just turn her back on Ilonggos seeking her assistance. “Buligan naton sa masarangan ta. Pero we need to follow protocols,” she says. Information reached Treñas that Baronda was facilitating the return of some 50 stranded seafarers. A well-coordinated action, according to Treñas, would ensure the welfare of the OFWs and also protect the city from possible new COVID-19 infections. Yesterday morning, according to the mayor, Nuñez had a scheduled meeting with him regarding the second batch of stranded Ilonggo OFWs that would be coming home. But the meeting had to be rescheduled, he said, because Nuñez had to first make clarifications with Baronda regarding the 50 Iloilo City-bound seafarers. Treñas warned things could just get more muddled if congressmen and congresswomen in Region 6 would insist on their own processes in repatriating Ilonggo overseas workers.last_img read more

Gladbach sign Hazard on loan

first_imgBorussia Monchengladbach have signed Belgium international Thorgan Hazard on a season-long loan from Chelsea. Press Association The 2013 Belgian League footballer of the year admitted he was delighted to make the move to the Bundesliga and is looking forward to meeting and working with his new team-mates. He t old his club’s official website borussia.de: “First of all I am happy that I can now play for Borussia. I do not know too much about the club, but I hope that I will soon learn more about it. “I know that (Germany international) Marco Reus has played here and of course I also know that my fellow countryman Filip Daems (plays there). Everything else I will certainly learn in the coming time. “I now must also get to know my new team, so it’s perhaps a little too early to talk about it. I’ll try to do my best and to attend as many games as possible. That’s the most important thing for me.” He admitted being able to communicate with coach Lucien Favre in French will have its advantages, adding: “I do not speak any German and my English is not perfect yet, so it’s good for me that I can speak French with the trainer. “This makes the integration and understanding with him, of course, much easier.” Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl was pleased to announce the news of Hazard’s deal which runs until June 2015. He said: ” Thorgan is a promising talent, he is on the offensive in several positions applicable and we are delighted that he has decided to take the next step in his career with Borussia Mönchengladbach.” center_img The 21-year-old attacking midfielder, formerly of Lens, joined the Barclays Premier League club two years ago and was loaned out to Belgian Pro League outfit Zulte Waregem for the past two seasons where he made 73 appearances and scored 19 goals. Hazard, who is the younger brother of Chelsea’s Eden, made his international debut last summer and was named on the reserve list for the World Cup in Brazil. last_img read more

Pellegrini wants to stay at City

first_imgManchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has tried to quash speculation over his future by insisting he intends to see out his contract at the Etihad Stadium. Press Association There is precedent for the club to sack a title-winning manager, having done so to Roberto Mancini just two years ago, and rumours this week have already linked Pellegrini with a move to Napoli. But the 61-year-old said: “My future is very easy. I have contract here until June 2016 and I will finish my contract here and if I can extend my contract, I will extend my contract. “When I sign a contract, I always try to finish my contract in the amount of years I sign at the beginning. “If I am not happy, maybe you try and finish your contract before (but) here I am very happy. I will continue without any problems until the end of my contract.” Pellegrini lifted the club after Mancini’s reign unravelled in the second part of the 2012-13 campaign. He restored harmony to the dressing room after a fractious period and over the past two years stories of disharmony have notably declined. That changed this week, however, as reports surfaced of an alleged bust-up between captain Vincent Kompany and midfielder Fernandinho during the recent loss at Liverpool It was claimed that Fernandinho reproached Kompany over a mistake which led a goal being conceded and an argument ensued. The claims were then given added weight by the fact neither player was selected for the next game at Leicester. But the incident has been played down by the club with Fernandinho himself saying it was “just a conversation”. Pellegrini, speaking at a press conference to preview Saturday’s game at Burnley, said: “No, there is not any problem in the dressing room. That happened a lot of days ago. “It is normal that in one game that there can be a discussion between two players but it was not important for the team. Inside the dressing room, we don’t have any problems. There was a normal scene, nothing important.” Pellegrini also brushed off concerns that some details of the incident had been leaked to media. He said: “I don’t worry about what newspapers want to say about different things. I manage the squad in one way. I don’t have any problems with the players. There are no problems inside the dressing room so it doesn’t matter what newspapers want to tell.” Pellegrini said he left Kompany out of the side to face Leicester in order to freshen up the team physically and mentally after the dispiriting result at Anfield. Fernandinho has since said he had a slight calf injury and felt unwell. Both players are in contention to return at Turf Moor along with playmaker Samir Nasri, another who was left out against Leicester. City trail Chelsea at the top of the table by five points and have played a game more. They have little room for error and this weekend face a battling Burnley side that held them to a 2-2 draw at Eastlands in December. Pellegrini said: “Burnley are a very good team. They always play as an offensive team and try to win so we must work very hard.” Further speculation this week has seen two of Pellegrini’s players, key midfielder Yaya Toure and striker Stevan Jovetic, linked with Inter Milan, who are now managed by Mancini. With regards to Toure, Mancini has even been quoted suggesting the Ivory Coast international might like to try Serie A. But Pellegrini said: “I don’t know how he (Mancini) has so much information about the players. “Stevan Jovetic, the same as me, has a contract here and there has been so much news about Yaya from the beginning of the year. “Maybe everyone would like to have Yaya in their squad but he has a contract here, he is happy here and he will continue here.” And the Chilean, who led the club to the Barclays Premier League title last season, has said he would like to stay beyond his current deal, which ends in summer 2016. Pellegrini’s position has become the subject of scrutiny after an indifferent spell which has seen City’s title defence falter and left their Champions League hopes in a precarious state. last_img read more

Spanish boss set for Hornets

first_img However, Jokanovic was seeking some £2.5million in wages alone, which would not only have broken the pay structure of the Vicarage Road club, but also pushed Watford out of line with the basic earnings of other more experienced managers in the top flight. Watford hope to be in a position to announce Sanchez Flores’ appointment within the coming weeks. The 50-year-old Spaniard will bring an impressive CV to England, having guided Atletico Madrid to the Europa League title in 2010 with a win over Fulham in the final, as well as coaching in Portugal at Benfica and more recently with Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates. Watford are expected to appoint former Atletico Madrid boss Quique Sanchez Flores as their new manager after talks to extend Slavisa Jokanovic’s contract broke down over his wage demands. The Serbian former Chelsea defender was appointed as the Hornets’ fourth coach of the season in October, and would go on to guide the club back into the Barclays Premier League as runners-up to Bournemouth. Jokanovic’s current deal expires at the end of June, and Press Association Sport understands the 46-year-old had been offered significantly improved terms of around £1million basic salary, plus another £1million in performance-based payments. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

FDA Recalls Some Tattoo Inks Due to Contamination

first_imgThe Food and Drug Administration has a new challenge on its hands.The agency this week alerted consumers and retailers that certain tattoo inks are contaminated with microorganisms. Affected inks could cause infections or other serious health problems when they are injected during a tattooing procedure.Recalled inks include:Scalpaink SC, Scalpaink PA, and Scalpaink AL basic black tattoo inks manufactured by Scalp Aesthetics (all lots)Dynamic Color – Black tattoo ink manufactured by Dynamic Color Inc (lots 12024090 and 12026090)Solid Ink-Diablo (red) tattoo link manufactured by Color Art Inc. (d/b/a Solid Ink or Antone’s Ink) (lot 10.19.18)Possible symptoms include infections that could cause rashes or lesions of red papules around parts where the ink was applied.The FDA adds that some infections could result in permanent scarring. Additionally, the agency is working closely with tattoo artists to recall the affected products, and recommends that consumers ask the artist which ink(s) will be used before their procedures.last_img read more