Ryan Gregorio appointed special assistant to SBP president

first_imgMOST READ Gregorio’s appointment is effective immediately.In his new post, Gregorio is expected to “directly to assist and provide the president with highly personalized support and advice regarding but not limited to human resource, executive, and administrative duties.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’He will also be involved in matters of budgeting, strategic planning, and sharing governance of the office’s day-to-day operations.Gregorio is a three-time champion coach, leading the Purefoods franchise to titles in the 2002 Governors’ Cup and the 2006 and 2010 Philippine Cups. He is also a three-time PBA Coach of the Year. This appointment came after Gregorio became part of Yeng Guiao’s coaching staff in the Asian Games where he serves as the chief scout.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption PLAY LIST 01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption03:02Ad interim appointment of Honasan as DICT chief gets CA nod02:44Lebanese protest at new PM’s home, demand he quits02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firmscenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas has appointed former PBA head coach Ryan Gregorio as the special assistant to the president Al Panlilio on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Turkmenistan wrestler disqualified as doping case hits Asian Gameslast_img read more

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Pochettino ‘very angry’ with flaky Tottenham after letting lead slip again

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was ‘very angry’ with his side after they squandered a lead to settle for a point in a 1-1 draw at Leicester.Spurs were far from their best in Saturday’s trip to the King Power Stadium, but the Foxes’ unbeaten start to the Premier League season looked to be at an end after Dele Alli netted a late opener.The substitute, a £5million signing from MK Dons last season, stooped to head Spurs into the lead with his first ever Tottenham goal after 81 minutes.But the advantage was extremely short-lived as Leicester went straight up the other end and equalised through Riyad Mahrez; the Frenchman’s fourth goal in three games.The draw means Spurs are without a win in their first three games – after Stoke scored two late goals to come back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 last weekend.And an unimpressed Pochettino insists their concentration in the closing stages must improve.“I am very angry, very upset, about this situation,” said the boss.“The mistake we made today is difficult to explain. It’s a shame for me, the way we concede the goal.“It’s not about football, it’s about being more aggressive and to be focussed to do our job. My concern and my focus this week will be to compete much better.“It was 50/50, a very difficult game for both teams,” Pochettino added.“In the second half we played much better, but I am disappointed with the draw. Last game against Stoke we lost a 2-0 lead and we did it again. We deserved more again but it is a shame.“We need to compete better to the end because against Stoke we conceded late also – two goals.”last_img read more

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DEATH THREATS MADE BETWEEN NEIGHBOURS IN BIZARRE ROW OVER GARDEN WALL

first_imgA man claimed his next door neighbour threatened to kill him and then attacked him in a row over a garden wall.Letterkenny court.Frank McManus claimed that John Ferry manhandled and assaulted him during an incident between the neighbours from Letterkenny. Mr McManus, from Fernhill, claimed the assault was the final straw in a long-running series of incidents between the two men after he had made renovations to his home.Mr McManus said that when he retired after working with Donegal County Council for more than 40 years, he decided to do some renovations to his home.They included a new porch and a dividing wall in his back garden.But he claimed that when he told Mr Ferry of his plans, he got a hostile reaction and trouble began to brew between the pair.A series of incidents continued before he claimed he was assaulted by Mr Ferry on February 21st last year.He also claimed that Mr ferry had threatened to kill him on another occasion.“I was walking up and down the wall in the back garden and he was calling me a cock-eyed F**** and inviting me to come on,” claimed Mr McManus.He claimed Mr Ferry then tried to hit him and after missing him twice eventually struck him.He phoned an ambulance and was treated for his injuries which included a red mark to his face and arms.Letterkenny District Court was shown a video of Mr McManus allegedly abusing his neighbour – a video which was taken on behalf of the accused Mr FerryMr McManus can be heard on the video saying to Mr Ferry “Go and die. Die naturally before I sort you.”Garda Corinne Finn told the court that she called to Mr Ferry’s home but he would not allow her in claiming it was too late.He later told the court that the Gardai regularly called to his home, the latest incident being three weeks ago, to follow up on claims being made by Mr McManus.Mr Ferry gave evidence that his family including his ten year old daughter has been verbally abused by Mr McManus.Mr Ferry claimed the pair had been friendly and that he had done odd jobs for him around his house.However he admitted that things became frayed after he realised that Mr McManus’ son had been jailed in Northern Ireland for dissident terrorist activity.Another DVD filmed on behalf of the accused was also produced in court by solicitor Fiona Brown was produced in court but not shown.John Ferry told the court that he was potting plants on the day of the alleged assault.“He told me to get back from the wall and I told him it was a parting wall. He followed me with a raised fist.“He leaned across the wall and tried to grab me and I told him to keep his hands to himself.“I went to go down the slope and as I did he reached out his left hand and caught me by the shoulder and grabbed me by the collar.“I feared I was going to be punched and I got my hand under his arms and I managed to free myself.“His hand hit off the side of his hand and then he laughed at me. He said “I’ll get you this time you bas***”.“He went into his house and came back out and repeated it again. I returned to the kitchen of my house and I was quite shaken,” said Mr Ferry.After hearing the evidence Judge Denis McLaughlin said he was dismissing the assault charge.He said the video footage had put a very different perception on the case.He directed a comment to Mr McManus saying “He point blankly denied being abusive or denied shaking a fist at Mr Ferry – but several times he was more than verbally abusive to Mr Ferry.“It’s a terrible state of affairs. If neighbours are not getting on, they should just ignore eachother. Mr McManus is going out of his way to annoy Mr Ferry.”DEATH THREATS MADE BETWEEN NEIGHBOURS IN BIZARRE ROW OVER GARDEN WALL was last modified: May 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:assaultcourtdonegalFernhillFrank McManusJohn FerryJUDGE DENIS MCLAUGHLINletterkennywalllast_img read more

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THEY’VE GONE GAA GAA! ANOTHER GAA FIGURE JOINS ELECTION RACE

first_imgYET ANOTHER GAA figure has joined the council election race – with businessman and Kilcar Seniors manager John McNulty to run for Fine GaelFine Gael General Secretary, Tom Curran, has said the Party’s Executive Council is “happy to confirm” to Donegal Daily that Mr John McNuty, Stranorlar, has been added to the Party ticket for the Donegal electoral area for the Local Elections to Donegal County Council. John McNulty is a businessman and runs the Mace convenience store in Stranorlar. He has also run retail businesses in his native Kilcar, Carrick and Donegal town. Actively involved in the GAA, John is manager of the Kilcar senior and U-21 football teams. He will join sitting Councillors John Boyle and Barry O’Neill on the Fine Gael ticket in the six-seat Donegal electoral area, which has been increased by one seat since the last local electionTom Curran said: ‘The Party’s Executive Council believes Fine Gael has put in place an excellent team in the Donegal electoral area. We are very confident of success in the Local Elections in Donegal.” THEY’VE GONE GAA GAA! ANOTHER GAA FIGURE JOINS ELECTION RACE was last modified: April 4th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Fine Gaeljohn mcnultykilcarlast_img read more

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DONEGAL BUSKING COMPETITION TO ATTRACT TALENT FROM ACROSS IRELAND

first_imgMusicians and all sorts of other street acts are heading to Donegal for a unique event later this month.The Letterkenny Busking Festival takes place on July 18th next and offers up to €1,000 in prize money.Letterkenny is set to be buzzing in the run-up to the festival and is set to attract visitors from across the North West. For further information contact letterkennybuskingfestival@gmail.comDONEGAL BUSKING COMPETITION TO ATTRACT TALENT FROM ACROSS IRELAND was last modified: July 5th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Letterkenny Busking Festivallast_img read more

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Premium beef jerky is a hot seller for growing business

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Katie Levesque has always really enjoyed beef jerky, but as a college student at the Ohio State University Lima Branch she did not always have the funds to purchase her favorite snack. To address this situation, she started making her own.“I found this article about how I could make jerky at home in the oven,” she said. “I had to support my jerky habit. It is hard to find good jerky and it’s expensive. I solved those problems by making my own.”During college, Levesque participated in a fundraiser that got her jerky a bit more notoriety.“Everyone else brought in cookies and cakes and I brought in beef jerky,” Levesque said.The beef jerky was a hit at the fundraiser and soon she was taking orders. She began selling her jerky.“I was a full time college student and I would spend all of my extra money on jerky supplies,” she said. “That would provide me income when I was studying the rest of the quarter.”Her jerky sales really took off from there.“I asked a couple of store owners if they would sell it for me and they said, ‘Yes.’ It went well, so I made more. Then I started renting out part of a kitchen in a pizza shop. That allowed me to make it in a commercial kitchen. Then I thought I was doing it right, but I still wasn’t. When you are 19, you take action and ask questions later. I had 50 stores in Lima selling my beef jerky and people were still calling me. I dropped out of school. That is when the Ohio Department of Agriculture showed up at the pizza shop. They shut me down,” Levesque said. “My customers still wanted my product, but I had to do it legally. Then I did two things: I found a co-packer and started a business plan. I found a local smokehouse. They had to take my recipe and make it and they would get me the end product. I didn’t have control of it, though, not really. The quality was not there. It didn’t meet my needs. It was a great learning experience, but it was the beginning of the end for that cycle. I went back to school to finish my engineering degree. That paved the way for all the years that followed. I worked in heavy manufacturing for the next several years and I learned so many things. I focused on marketing and customer service in those roles as well.”She enjoyed her work, but she also still really enjoyed beef jerky. Her career had taken her to the Columbus area and allowed her to save up some money.“I found out about the rental kitchens in Columbus, which opened the door again to allow me to do a market test. I did a test run at the North Market,” she said. “There are always bumps in the road, but I realized that the dream was still there. I jumped back in with all the enthusiasm. That is what I wanted to do, but there were definitely hurtles. I had to find a commercial space. I had to learn to navigate all the rules and regulations from the USDA.”After re-discovering the potential market for her premium jerky products produced in the proper manner, she decided to jump back into full time beef jerky and snack food production. She bought the necessary equipment and rented space in a Hilliard facility on the west side of Columbus. She now employs four people.“In December two years ago I bought all of the big equipment and we came here,” Levesque said. “I literally just bought commercial versions of the same equipment I used in college. We have not automated anything. Even our cooking equipment is just a larger version of what we had. I did it the same way now as I did it in college. The only magic, if there is any, is that I still make it the old home style way. Some people change the process and that changes the product. The magic is that we didn’t change anything. We use electric dehydrators. We use a standard manual meat slicer. We slice the meat, marinate for the different flavors, dehydrate then pack it in vacuum sealer.”While the recipes and methods are the same, the procedures have changed dramatically.“We get inspected every day. We have tons of paperwork and procedures to follow. Getting everything approved and remaining in compliance always keeps us on our toes. A lot of people don’t realize this when they are getting into the industry,” she said. “Being an engineer, I have a procedure for everything. When I talk to people about the Department of Agriculture and the regulations, you have to remember that they help us do what is right for food safety. I impart the seriousness of food safety on my staff. We could make a lot of people sick and we have to take that responsibility seriously. This is not a joke. We have fun, but food safety is not funny. The rules are there for a reason.”Katie’s Premium Jerky and Snacks now offers more than 40 different products (including traditional beef jerky, dried pineapple, and wild game in numerous flavors) and co-packs for several other businesses.“Beef is definitely the biggest seller but the other ones are growing. The dried pineapple is getting popular. We do bison, elk and venison. We are working on alligator,” Levesque said. “Sourcing our meat is tricky. We can’t use meat unless it is from a federal plant. We try to use local meats when possible. We get bison from Grassroots Bison in Covington and they get me elk from an Illinois farm. We mostly buy wholesale beef but we are working on local grass fed. We use all eye round for our jerky. There are a lot of other cuts you can use, but it is a quality thing for us.”Consistency is important with procedures and production.“We start production around 5:30 or 6 in the morning. We go for 12-hour days. The reality of day-to-day equipment failures is a challenge. When you have an unexpected shut down, you have to have back ups for everything. From a manufacturing standpoint we stay as steady as possible. Our product is shelf stable and has a long shelf life. We have the ability to stay pretty consistent because of our product. Our ebbs and flows are customer demand. Our lowest demand is in January and it climbs after that,” she said. “In January, people are not buying gifts, they are not outside hiking, touristy places have all died down, and everything drops off. As people get out and about more, they eat more jerky. They want high protein snacks to stay in shape. We start preparing for growing demand about a month ahead. The demand is a very steady climb from January though December — jerky is a great gift.”With solid production procedures in place, Levesque is now working to improve the marketing efforts of her business.“Ohio Proud helps tremendously. Their support and the time they have spent giving me ideas has been great. The number one thing they have done has been getting me into markets,” Levesque said. “Our beef jerky is sold all over the U.S. in different specialty stores and we ship off the website and through Amazon. We’re in places like Jungle Jim’s in Cincinnati — that is a fun store to be a part of. That might be my top retailer. We are having a great response from health supplement store Supzilla. Specialty jerky stores are also good sales for us. We are in Kroger stores as well in the Cincinnati area.”Her favorite way of marketing her products, though, is face to face.“The best way to have an impact is to sell directly to your customers. There are so many farmers markets and festivals around here so there are chances to direct market. I also go to Texas, California, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana and Louisiana to home shows, spicy food shows, health shows, gluten free shows, outdoor shows, and fairs. With people working for me now I can get out and travel for longer periods of time. I think a balance of the travel and the production are both important. I am probably gone at trade shows 30% of the time. I also work on new product development, purchasing, customer service, marketing, the website, emails, and literature.”Katie’s Premium Jerky and Snacks has won over 60 awards around the nation and internationally for her premium jerky made in central Ohio.Now by the book, Katie’s Premium Jerky and Snacks has succeeded far beyond the reaches of her former college beef jerky business. Her products have won over 60 awards in competitions around the country and internationally and she continues to move forward in expanding the business.“My favorite quote is, ‘How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.’ I remind myself of that all the time,” she said. “You just handle one challenge at a time and move forward.”last_img read more

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Why Pinterest Could Be Worth Far More Than $2.5 Billion

first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Finance#Pinterest#social media#Venture capital#Venture Funding A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guest author Derek Brown is a technology executive and analyst who blogs at One Blind Squirrel.Pinterest is a three-year-old start-up with what is rumored to be no revenue to date. Zero. In fact, by all accounts, it hasn’t even attempted to generate revenue yet. In three years! Hard to fathom in this day and age, isn’t it?And, yet, some of the sharpest minds in the venture capital community are so confident in Pinterest’s team and business that they recently invested in the company at an eye-popping valuation of $2.5 billion. Yes, billion!If you were involved in the Internet economy of the late-1990s, as was I, you may be rolling your eyes right about now and muttering to yourself about Pets.com, Kozmo, Webvan, theGlobe.com, govWorks, Boo.com, eToys and all the other so-called-companies that were, for one brief moment in time, valued as if they had discovered the cure to cancer, only to be out of business a few short quarters later. Ahh… the memories.Assuming that Pinterest’s investors share many of the same recent memories (or, more aptly, nightmares), what could be so compelling about the company and opportunity that would justify their support of such a lofty valuation this time around?Passion At ScaleIn short, I believe it is the economics of passion at scale.Pinterest, in its own words, is “a tool for collecting and organizing things you love).” (Italics mine.) By pinning images from around the Web to their own board(s) or browsing others’ pinboards for images (which can then be “liked” or “re-pinned” to their own board(s)), users are able to create, manage, share and discover highly personalized image collections that define their passions.Vintage fashion. Wind surfing. Gourmet cooking. Disneyana. Digital photography. Wedding gowns. Home decor. Camping. Italian design. Rolex watches. Travel planning. Architecture. Mid-century furniture. Urban farming. Knitting. Cross-Fit… The list of people’s passions is literally endless; and, Pinterest helps its users collect, organize and maintain all of them. On their own (or, with the help of the broader community). In granular, image- and/or SKU-specific detail.Self-identified passionistas on a product-by-product basis — are you kidding? I’m not sure a marketer or merchant could dream of more fertile ground among a set of unknown people, short of seeing a prospective customer standing directly in front of items on a shelf, with cash already in hand. And, I’m not even convinced that would be more compelling on a long-term basis.What could possibly be better? How about having that level of insight into the interests and intents and aspirations of not hundreds of thousands, but tens of millions, of people per month! According to press reports, Pinterest is already doing just that, hosting roughly 30 million unique monthly visitors who are generating more than 2.5 billion page views, the majority of which are likely coming through little more than domestic word-of-mouth promotion.Fast forward three years and I think it’s entirely reasonable to assume that Pinterest is successful at growing its user base and traffic flows by 5 times, fueled by existing users continuing to build out their identities, waves of more mainstream domestic users finally catching on and contributions from millions of new pinners (their word, not mine) in overseas markets. That’s a lot of passion under one roof!Passion PaysOn the business side of the house, passion pays. Extremely well.Advertising, alone, could generate several hundred million dollars of revenue per year. Let’s say, hypothetically, that Pinterest follows in the footsteps of virtually every sizable media company on the planet, by introducing advertisements of some sort across its pages in the next few years. With marketers across every vertical likely salivating at the prospect of reaching into the company’s massive, impassioned and finely segmentable audience, it seems more than plausible that advertising rates across the company’s site could be at least 50% higher (if not considerably more) than the current industry average. Accordingly, with 12.5 billion page views per month (three years from now) and a site-wide CPM of, say, $4, Pinterest would generate advertising revenue of roughly $50 million per month, or about $600 million per year.And yet, despite this sum, Pinterests more intriguing revenue opportunity at Pinterest lay in its role as a direct facilitator of online commerce.Passions, as we all know, cost money — lots of it, over extended periods of time; and, it is money that we are, on some level, actually excited to spend. So, whether it’s a weekend warrior who pins a Burton snowboard, or a hobbyist portrait photographer pinning a Zeiss lens, or a budding interior decorator who pins the perfect accent table on Fab, Pinterest has the potential to become an economic kingmaker when these enthusiasts transition into consumers looking to purchase the goods/services that bring their passions to life.Projecting Pinterest’s NumbersTo appreciate the financial implications of Pinterest’s role in the transaction cycle, think of the service as a massive affiliate that gets paid for delivering customers to online merchants. If just ~3% of its 150 million+ users (three years from now) decide to indulge in their passions by clicking from a “want-to-have” product image on one of their own Pinterest boards to a relevant online merchant, the company could claim a direct role in driving 4.5 million transactions per month. Assuming an average transaction size of $200 (remember, people are buying their passions, not everyday staples), Pinterest’s users would account for ~$900 million worth of monthly purchases. Were the company to receive a 7% affiliate “take”/lead fee/commission on these sales, it would generate transactional revenue of about $60 million per month, or $720 million per year.As if annual revenue of $1.3 billion (from just two sources) weren’t enough, the company’s margin profile has the potential to be the envy of most. Based on my 15+ years of experience evaluating a wide variety of online marketplace business models, it wouldn’t surprise me if Pinterest were able to sustain gross margins of 90% or more and adjusted EBITDA margins comfortably in excess of 25% (even while continuing to invest heavily in future growth). At these levels, the company would generate adjusted EBITDA of approximately $325 million per year.Worth It? Or Not?So… were Pinterest’s investors ultimately wise to value the company at $2.5 billion? No comment.Will the company generate any annual revenue, let alone $1.3 billion, and adjusted EBITDA of $325 million in a few short years? I don’t know.Will Pinterest eventually be worth $5 million or $50 billion? I can’t wait to find out.Those purposeful vagaries aside, though, I clearly see the underpinnings of a company with tremendous potential and, if I squint just enough, a business that could be the driver of billions of dollars of passion-fueled online commerce each year — and that’s a position that few companies ever even have the chance to dream about.center_img derek brown Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts last_img read more

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PH women’s netball team begins SEA Games campaign vs Thais

first_imgKUALA LUMPUR — Women’s netball, which joined at the last minute, will battle Thailand at 3 p.m. to kickstart its Southeast Asian Games campaign at Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara here.Netball Philippines president Dr. Charlie Ho said they are more prepared this time than two years ago when the team debuted in the biennial games and lost all five matches.ADVERTISEMENT Of those matches, the Philippines dropped a 112-11 loss to Malaysia which has put the team in ignominy.Against the Thais, however, the Filipinos will at least try to come up with a competitive showing to jumpstart their campaigns.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSingapore won the gold two years ago, while Malaysia took silver. Brunei and Thailand tied for bronze. The country finished sixth behind Myanmar which was fifth. PH coach confident of chances against Cambodia in men’s U-22 football MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

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Top pick CJ Perez ready to give cellar-dweller Columbian a lift

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Top overall pick CJ Perez knows he’s not a cure-all for Columbian in the coming PBA season and it needs a whole team’s effort to change the culture of a franchise.Perez was the 2018 PBA Draft’s top selection and he went to a Dyip team badly needing wins after finishing the 2017-2018 season with an overall record of 6-27.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Perez, though, was still a happy camper that he will go the Dyip as the league’s top overall pick.“Of course I’m excited and happy that I’ll go to Columbian as the top pick and I hope I can play well in the PBA,” said Perez. “I’ll always bring in the effort and if the team needs a scorer then I’ll be ready for that.I will give my best to the team.”Perez’ new coach Johnedel Cardel added that there’ll be no change in the lineup and that the team with Perez and fellow rookie JP Calvo will be final.“Whoever we picked, we’ll stick with them,” said Cardel. “Hopefully, we can win more with the addition of CJ and some other guys. For me, CJ is perfect for us.”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue “Of course, it’s not just me who will lift the whole club, all of us players will have to work together to help the team improve,” said Perez in Filipino Sunday at Robinson’s Manila.“Although I wish that we can turn the fortunes of Columbian around but we can’t do that if we don’t put in the effort.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefThe former NCAA MVP will join the Dyip, who already boast a promising backcourt composed of Jerramy King and Rashawn McCarthy.King was the fourth-best scorer among locals in the Governors’ Cup norming 20.2 points-per-game in the eliminations, but despite that, Columbian still finished with a league-worst 1-10 record in the conference. ‘Surprised’ Paul Desiderio excited to join Kiefer Ravena, Kevin Alas at NLEX Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? View commentslast_img read more

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