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Tiffany hosts first event of the year

  Mario Katigbak is known for building good relationships, whether with friends or clients. His graciousness and fine taste foster loyalty---where he goes, clients follow.   In his first event for Tiffany & Co. at Rustan's Makati last Saturday, even with little fanfare, friends turned out to support Katigbak as the brand's new country manager---and a good number of them broke out the plastic, we learned. There were also some walk-in clients, couples shopping for engagement rings and wedding bands.   The pre-Valentine event was not the relaunch of Tiffany here---not yet. That will be sometime in June, when it unveils its flagship boutique in Greenbelt...Keep on reading: Tiffany hosts first event of the year.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 15th, 2019Related News

How Digital Fuels Transformation and Customer Experience

In the todays culture of immediacy, customers expect engagement at their exact moment of need. They want seamless experiences regardless of channel. The definition of a good experience has changed. Cu.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2019Related News

Cignal-Ateneo flexes muscle in 28-point beatdown of GFG-CSB

Cignal-Ateneo de Manila Univeristy announced its entry to the 2019 PBA D-League with a rousing 103-75 victory versus Go for Gold-College of St. Benilde on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. Isaac Go got the ball rolling for the Blue Eagles as they went on a 24-3 tear in the second quarter that turned a slim 20-16 lead to a commanding 44-17 advantage, capped off by an Ange Kouame lay-up. The versatile forward topscored for the early favorites with 21 points on a sizzling 4-of-6 shooting from threes, to go with his four rebounds as Cignal-Ateneo gained an early headstart in the Aspirants Group. Adrian Wong also had his way from downtown, drilling five long bombs to notch 17 points, five rebounds, and four assists, as Matt Nieto contributed 14 points, seven assists, and three rebounds in the win. It was a sweet-shooting outing for the Blue Eagles as they went on a 55-percent field goal shooting and 45-percent clip from threes, much to the delight of coach Tab Baldwin. "This isn't how we play in the UAAP. We'll press a lot more, we'll do a lot of other things that we really can't do when our numbers are down. So offensively, I was surprised, we played pretty well," he said. "We're not doing a lot really, but the guys played very efficiently and that's a good thing." Ivorian slotman Kouame did his damage inside on his way to 13 points, 18 rebounds, four blocks, and two steals, including a big rim-rattler to finish the game in the final 81 seconds. Justin Gutang led Foundation Cup champion Go for Gold-CSB with 21 points and three rebounds in the losing effort. Yankie Haruna provided support with his 11 points and three boards for the Scratchers. BOX SCORES CIGNAL-ATENEO 103 -- Go 21, Wong 17, Ma. Nieto 14, Kouame 13, Mi. Nieto 9, Navarro 9, Belangel 9, Daves 6, Credo 5. GO FOR GOLD-CSB 75 -- Gutang 21, Haruna 11, Belgica 9, Pasturan 8, Naboa 7, Young 6, Dixon 6, Carlos 5, Leutcheu 2, Nayve 0. QUARTER SCORES: 20-14, 49-26, 80-55, 103-75......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 14th, 2019Related News

Pompeo warns eastern Europe on Chinese and Russian meddling

      BRATISLAVA, Slovakia --- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday invoked the 30th anniversary of the demise of communism to implore countries in Central and Eastern Europe to resist Chinese and Russian influence. Speaking in the Slovak capital of Bratislava, Pompeo said China and Russia pose twin threats to the democratic and free-market gains made since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. He said the post-communist countries are particularly vulnerable to Chinese and Russian predatory investment and political meddling. To combat the threat, he said the United States is committed to boosting its engagement in the region, through defense coo...Keep on reading: Pompeo warns eastern Europe on Chinese and Russian meddling.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 12th, 2019Related News

Eco groups urge Trudeau to finally resolve issue of trash dumped in Philippines

Local and international organizations called on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take action on the long-standing issue of tons of garbage illegally brought into the Philippines from Canada......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2019Related News

New path for telco customer engagement

After years of looking to do more with less, telcos at last have the opportunity to experience actual upside with a next-generation marketing and sales transformation. The long-promised concept of omnichannel, in which various distribution channels are truly integrated, is finally becoming a reality now that mobile and web are seamlessly connected, and automation and […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2019Related News

‘Successful’ Dubai stint for 3rd-place Mighty Sports, says coach Charles Tiu

Mighty Sports Philippines salvaged third place after repeating over Lebanon's Homenetmen, 91-76, in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship Saturday night at Shabab Al Ahli Club gymnasium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Although the team failed to go all the way after losing in the knockout semifinals, the bronze-medal finish was enough to satisfy head coach Charles Tiu. "Overall, I think the stint was a successful campaign," said Tiu. The Philippine side started the tournament at 5-0 before running into a perennial champion Al-Riyadi of Lebanon in the semis in a game where Mighty Sports nearly stole after coming back from 18 points down. Reinforcements Justin Brownlee...Keep on reading: ‘Successful’ Dubai stint for 3rd-place Mighty Sports, says coach Charles Tiu.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 10th, 2019Related News

Brownlee-led Mighty registers Philippines’ best finish in Dubai

Mighty Sports-Pilipinas was forced to settle for a finish just right outside the Finals of the 2019 Dubai International Basketball Tournament. Still, the Filipinos were nothing but happy to celebrate the country’s best showing in the tourney, which they formalized with a well-earned 91-76 win against Lebanese champion Homentmen on Saturday (Philippine time) at the Shabab-Al Ahli Club in Dubai. With that, the Philippines triumphed in the battle for third. As always, Justin Brownlee was at the forefront of the attack. The result of this one isn’t much different from the last time the two teams met. Mighty-Pilipinas also topped Homentmen in the elimination round. This bronze is the first medal the Philippines has gotten in the 14-year history of the Dubai International. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 9th, 2019Related News

Antetokounmpo, Bucks win 6th straight, 122-107 over Mavs

By SCHUYLER DIXON,  AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 29 points and 17 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks rolled to their sixth straight victory, beating the retooling Dallas Mavericks 122-107 on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Antetokounmpo was 13 of 19 from the field and got the upper hand again in his second meeting with fellow Euro star Luka Doncic, the Dallas rookie sensation who scored 20 points. He's the only original starter remaining because of two trades that were more about the future than the present. Brook Lopez scored 20 points for the Bucks, who have surged to the best record in the NBA (41-13) with a pair of six-win runs on either side of a loss. One of those victories was over the Mavericks at home, when Antetokounmpo scored 31 points to Doncic's 18 in a 10-point win. Milwaukee didn't have Nikola Mirotic a day after acquiring him from New Orleans before the trading deadline. It didn't matter as the Bucks shot 54 percent despite going 10 of 36 (28 percent) from 3-point range. Antetokounmpo repeatedly powered his way to the basket for dunks and layups, starting with the first two baskets of the game. Lopez found some favorable matchups as well, make six of eight from inside the arc while going 2 of 6 from long range. Even guard Malcolm Brogdon backed down the Mavericks for easy buckets, finishing with 18 points along with backcourt mate Eric Bledsoe. Trey Burke, one of four players to join Dallas from New York in a deal that also brought Kristaps Porzingis and sent three Dallas starters to the Knicks, scored 18 points. Tim Hardaway Jr., another guard from that trade, had 12. TIP-INS Bucks: Guards Eric Bledsoe and Brogdon scored 18 points apiece. ... F Khris Middleton was given a night of rest on the front end of a back-to-back. ... Coach Mike Budenholzer said it wasn't clear whether Mirotic would be available on the second night of a back-to-back at home against Orlando. The fifth-year forward has been listed with a right calf strain and missed his last seven games with the Pelicans. Mavericks: Antetokounmpo's brother, F Kostas Antetokounmpo, was expected to be active before he was a late scratch because of an illness. The younger Antetokounmpo is a rookie who hasn't played for the Mavericks and has spent most of the season with their G-League team. He was active but didn't play when the teams met in Milwaukee last month. ... Dallas had a season-high 22 3-pointers, going 9 of 16 from long range in the third quarter. NO RANDOLPH FOR MAVS Dallas waived Zach Randolph two days after acquiring the forward while sending Harrison Barnes to Sacramento in a trade designed for salary-cap relief. The 37-year-old Randolph never played for the Kings in his second season with them. Justin Jackson, the other player in the deal, made his Dallas debut late in the fourth quarter. By trading Barnes, the Mavericks put themselves in position to acquire another front-line player to go with rookie sensation Luka Doncic and Porzingis, a 2018 All-Star. Porzingis isn't playing this season as he recovers from a knee injury sustained last February. UP NEXT Bucks: Go for three-game season sweep of Orlando at home Saturday. Mavericks: Portland on Sunday in finale of three-game homestand......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 9th, 2019Related News

Justin Brownlee, Juan Gomez de Liaño star as Mighty Sports earns semis berth

MANILA, Philippines---Mighty advanced to the semifinals after turning back Iraqi club Al Nift Oil in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship Friday (Manila time) at Al Ahli Club. Justin Brownlee led Mighty Sports with 26 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists playing through the pain of a swollen left knee he suffered in the team's 85-81 win over Al Wahda on Tuesday. It was Juan Gomez de Liao and Randolf Morris who did the early damage for Mighty putting up 10 points apiece to lead the club to a 29-18 lead after the first quarter. Jeremiah Gray, Brownlee, and Roosevelt Adams then hit their shots in the second quarter to give Mighty Sports a 41-20 lead midway ...Keep on reading: Justin Brownlee, Juan Gomez de Liaño star as Mighty Sports earns semis berth.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 8th, 2019Related News

Brownlee injury worries Mighty - Inquirer Sports

Mighty Sports faces a mild concern: Justin Brownlee is hurting, and the team has to figure out how to proceed without him. The post Brownlee injury worries Mighty appeared first on Inquirer Sports ......»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2019Related News

Brownlee injury worries Mighty

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates---As the quarterfinal round of the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship rolls around Thursday night here (Friday morning in Manila), Mighty Sports faces a mild concern: Justin Brownlee is hurting, and the team has to figure out how to proceed without him.   The team was set to battle Oil Sports Club of Iraq at press time at Shabab Al Ahli Club, but no one could tell if Brownlee will see action---in the quarterfinals and moving forward.   Coach Charles Tiu and coteam owner Caesar Wongchuking will decide an hour before their 9 p.m. (1 a.m. Friday Manila time) showdown if they will let the charismatic import play.   If...Keep on reading: Brownlee injury worries Mighty.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 7th, 2019Related News

Brownlee doubtful in Mighty Sports Dubai quarterfinal bid

With Justin Brownlee still hurting, Mighty Sports needs to bring its game to another level when it battles Oil Sports Club of Iraq in the quarterfinal round of the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsFeb 7th, 2019Related News

Mavericks top Hornets 99-93 as Dallas deals Barnes to Kings

By Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 19 points in his third triple-double, Dorian Finney-Smith had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the new-look Dallas Mavericks made another move by trading Harrison Barnes while beating the Charlotte Hornets 99-93 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 12 points in his Dallas debut after the blockbuster deal that brought Kristaps Porzingis from the New York Knicks. Porzingis isn't playing this season as he recovers from a knee injury. Barnes played into the third quarter before reports of a trade with Sacramento surfaced. He was on the bench but didn't play in the fourth quarter. Barnes scored seven of his 10 points in the third. Two people with knowledge of the deal said the Mavericks sent Barnes to the Kings for Zach Randolph and Justin Jackson. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade hadn't been announced. Kemba Walker had 30 points and 11 rebounds for the Hornets, who got swept by Dallas after losing to the Mavericks by 38 points at home about a month ago. With NBA Commissioner Adam Silver watching from not far behind the Mavericks bench, Doncic had a spinning layup for a three-point play with Dallas leading by two. The first teenager with multiple triple-doubles, Doncic had 11 assists and 10 rebounds on a rough shooting night (5-of-20, including 2-of-10 from three-point range). After Nicolas Batum scored two of his 14 points to get Charlotte within three, Finney-Smith hit a three-pointer for a 97-91 lead in his second career double-double. TIP-INS Hornets: G Tony Parker was out with a back strain in what would have been his first appearance in Dallas since leaving San Antonio after 17 seasons with the rival Spurs. ... Jeremy Lamb scored 15 points, and Cody Zeller had 13 rebounds with nine points. Mavericks: After setting franchise record for three's in a quarter by going 10-of-17 from long range in the first quarter of the meeting in Charlotte, the Mavericks missed their first 10 before Hardaway and Doncic hit consecutive three's in the final 1:11 of the first. ... Trey Burke was scoreless in four minutes in his Dallas debut. Courtney Lee, also part of the New York trade, didn't play. UP NEXT Hornets: Second stop on a four-game trip at Atlanta on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). Mavericks: Second of three straight at home against Milwaukee on Friday (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 7th, 2019Related News

Growth from the grassroots: The care and keeping of your workforce

How TELUS drives employee engagement through continuous learning......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceFeb 6th, 2019Related News

Mighty Sports sweeps group stage in Dubai tilt

Mighty Sports Philippines needed a late run to put away Al-Wahda Syria, 85-81, and finish the group stage undefeated in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship Wednesday (Manila time) at Shabab Al Ahli gymnasium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Justin Brownlee and Roosevelt Adams led the game-clinching 14-0 blast after Mighty Sports trailed, 76-70, with less than five minutes remaining Brownlee unleashed 27 points, including a 3-pointer that put Mighty Sports ahead for good, 79-76, with 2:32 to go. Roosevelt Adams was again a spark off the bench with 21 points, highlighted by four triples, and seven rebounds in 29 minutes. Randolph Morris added 19 points, six rebounds a...Keep on reading: Mighty Sports sweeps group stage in Dubai tilt.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 6th, 2019Related News

Conley, Holiday help Grizzlies beat Timberwolves 108-106

By Clay Bailey, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley had 25 points and nine assists in possibly his last game for Memphis, and the Grizzlies beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-106 on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time) on Justin Holiday’s two free throws with .1 seconds remaining. Jaren Jackson Jr. added 23 points for Memphis, which won its second straight game. Ivan Rabb had a career-high 19 points to go along with 11 rebounds, while Holiday finished with 17 points. Karl-Anthony Town had 26 points and 18 rebounds for Minnesota, and Dario Saric finished with 22 points. Luol Deng scored 18. A pair of free throws by Towns with 15.7 seconds left tied it at 106. The game appeared headed to overtime until Holiday was fouled by Josh Okogie in the final second. Memphis center Marc Gasol was a late scratch amid reports about the Grizzlies being in trade talks with the Charlotte Hornets. The Grizzlies have told teams they are entertaining trade offers for Gasol and Conley in advance of Thursday’s (Friday, PHL time) trade deadline. Saric brought a boost off the Minnesota bench to offset an early Memphis lead. But Conley closed the first half with a trio of three-pointers in the closing minute to help Memphis to a 66-54 lead at the break. TIP-INS Timberwolves: Saric reached double figures for the first time since scoring 11 against Philadelphia on Jan. 15 (Jan. 16, PHL time). ... Minnesota made each of its 15 free throws in the first half and finished the game 19-of-20. ... Jerryd Bayless finished with five points, stopping his string of six straight games in double figures. Grizzlies: Gasol came out of the locker room near the midway point of the first quarter and sat on the Memphis bench as fans responded with a standing ovation. ... Rabb’s previous career high was 16 on April 4, 2018, against New Orleans. ... Memphis had not won consecutive games since Dec. 23 and 26 (Dec. 24 and 27, PHL time). UP NEXT Timberwolves: Play the Magic in Orlando on Thursday (Friday, PHL time). Grizzlies: Play at Oklahoma City on Thursday (Friday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 6th, 2019Related News

Mighty Sports-PH stops UAE, secures QF spot in Dubai - The Manila Times Online

Justin Brownlee delivered anew as Mighty Sports Philippines repulsed the pesky United Arab Emirates (UAE) national team, 86-78, to notch a quarterfinal spot in the 30th Dubai International Basketball.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsFeb 4th, 2019Related News

Balanced Mighty-Pilipinas wards off Lebanese champs in Dubai

Mighty Sports-Pilipinas is still the standard in the 2019 Dubai Invitational Tournament as they aced their toughest test yet. Filipino-American Jeremiah Gray continued opening eyes, reinforcements Randolph Morris and Justin Brownlee continued delivering the goods, and the Filipinos continued their unbeaten run by getting the better of Homentmen Lebanon, 96-89, on Monday (Philippine time) at the Shabab-Al Ahli Club in Dubai. Gray, an athletic swingman, waxed hot for 24 points, eight rebounds, and three assists while American big man Morris had 24 markers, nine boards, four dimes, and two steals of his own. Brownlee also made an impact with a 19-point, 13-rebound double-double on top of seven assists and two steals while the University of the Philippines stud Juan Gomez de Liano and former Asean Basketball League star Jason Brickman chipped in 11 and 10 markers, respectively. After breezing through American University of Dubai and United Arab Emirates in their first two games, the Philippines was likewise in complete control of this one after three quarters. Homentmen, the champions of the Lebanese basketball League, kept coming, however, and pulled within 89-92 with 41 ticks to go on the clock until Brownlee put the game away for good by going four-of-four from the line. Now 3-0 in the tournament, Mighty-Pilipinas takes a break on Monday (Philippine time) and then takes the floor once more on Tuesday (Philippine time) for its last assignment in the elimination round up against Al Wahda Syria. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 4th, 2019Related News

Mighty Sports-PH stops UAE, secures QF spot in Dubai

Justin Brownlee delivered anew as Mighty Sports Philippines repulsed the pesky United Arab Emirates (UAE) national team, 86-78, to notch a quarterfinal spot in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship…READ The post Mighty Sports-PH stops UAE, secures QF spot in Dubai appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsFeb 3rd, 2019Related News