Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netZark’s Burger-Lyceum’s hopes rested on shoulders of CJ Perez and the reigning NCAA MVP led his side to a gutsy 104-95 victory over Centro Escolar University to remain fighting in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup quarterfinals Tuesday at Pasig Sports Center.The hardworking forward uncorked 11 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter ru n which turned an 88-90 deficit to a 99-92 lead for the Jawbreakers with 1:41 remaining, before Spencer Pretta and Mike Nzeusseu put on the finishing touches in the win.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Despite the win, Robinson remained wary of the three-seed CEU heading into the do-or-die tussle.“We know that they’re gonna bounce back. We know they’re champions and they have the experience. There’s no reason for us to celebrate. We’ll make adjustments for Thursday,” he said.Rod Ebondo fired 32 points and 25 rebounds in his first game since suffering a back injury to lead the fight for CEU.Judel Fuentes chimed in 14 markers, while Art Aquino had 12 in the loss.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Perez also grabbed five rebounds, dished out five assists, and swiped the ball twice to help Zark’s-Lyceum force a winner-take-all Game 2 affair on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena.“If CJ missed those shots, we might’ve lost the game, but that’s CJ for us. He’s gonna win games, he’s gonna lose games, but today, he was on his rhythm and they really wanted to win,” said coach Topex Robinson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownNzeusseu topped the Jawbreakers with 28 markers, 12 boards, and two blocks, Jaycee Marcelino chimed in 16 points and six rebounds, and twin Jayvee got 11 markers, four dimes, and three boards in the triumph.The Jawbreakers survived the game despite squandering an 18-point lead, 49-31 lead in the first half. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ ZARK’S BURGER-LYCEUM 104 — Nzeusseu 28, Perez 26, Jc. Marcelino 16, Jv. Marcelino 11, Ayaay 10, Ibañez 5, Caduyac 3, Tansingco 3, Pretta 2, Cinco 0, Serrano 0.CEU 95 — Ebondo 32, Fuentes 14, Aquino 12, Manlangit 9, Chan 7, Wamar 7, Cruz 6, Arim 5, Caballero 3, Guinitaran 0, Intic 0, Saber 0, Veron 0.Quarters: 32-21, 62-55, 75-79, 104-95.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew With World Cup nearing, Asian teams still hiring and firing Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Local beverage company Banks DIH Limited has had a stellar performance during the first half of the 2018 financial year, having recorded a nine per cent increase in after-tax profit when compared to the corresponding period last year.Banks DIH Chairman, Clifford ReisThis was disclosed by Banks Chairman Clifford Reis when he presented the Group’s Operating and Financial Results. The company’s Interim Financial Statement for the period ending March 31, 2018 was published in the Guyana Times on Sunday.According to Reis, the Group’s third party revenue for the six-month period was $15.83 billion, compared to $14.94 billion for the corresponding period in 2017, and representing an increase of $894.5 million, or six per cent.He went on to disclose that unaudited profit before taxation for the group during that period was $2.61 billion, as against $2.54 billion achieved in 2017, reflecting an increase of $70.8 million, or 2.8 percent.Reis noted as well that the unaudited Operating Profit before Tax for the parent company was $2.21 billion, compared to $2.09 billion in 2017; while the unaudited Profit after Tax was $1.43 billion compared to $1.32 billion in 2017, an increase of $119 million or nine per cent.Meanwhile, Citizens Bank Guyana Inc. also had a similar performance, achieving an unaudited Profit after Tax of $277.7 million, compared to $288.7 million achieved in 2017.Going forward, the 51 per cent-owned subsidiary of the company, according to Reis, is ready within to respond to the opportunities which the recent development within the Petroleum and Gas Sector, and the need for a local content input, will present.“The improved results achieved by the parent company in the first half year came mainly from the increase in dollar sales, physical growth in case sales, and the efficiencies in manufacturing processes derived from capital investment in new plant and machinery for the Production Departments,” Chairman Reis stated.He went on to highlight that during the period under review, the company continued its capital development strategies with the completion of the New Vehicle Workshop and Parking facility which were commissioned along with its new offices for the Workshop Administration, Environmental and Safety Department, and the Buildings & Property Department.He added that a new plastics and chipping facility (PET) was also constructed.Looking ahead in the second half-year, Reis posited that the company proposes to complete another phase of its Solar Energy Programme at the OMG Restaurant, the installation of new biscuit and ice-cream packaging lines, the drilling of a new water well with storage facilities, and the purchase of trucks and forklifts.“My fellow shareholders, we can advise with a deep sense of accomplishment that, during the period under review, our beers, rums and water products were awarded gold and grand gold medals by Monde Selection International Quality Institute. Banks beer; GT beer; Rainforest water; XM 5 –Year-Old and 10-Year-Old rums achieved gold, while 12-Year-Old and 15 Year Old Rums were awarded Grand Gold,” the Chairman boasted.Meanwhile, he announced that the directors have approved an interim dividend of $0.28 per share unit to all shareholders whose names appear on the Register as at 18 May 2018, to the tune of $238 million in total payments.Reis used the opportunity to thank his fellow directors for their support and guidance, as well as shareholders, suppliers, customers and employees for their confidence reposed in the Group during this period.