Pirates raid Generals’ lair, eye 7-0 start

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games LATEST STORIES Fernandez says Cignal HD underdog against Marinerong Pilipino; Flying V tackles CEU Lyceum seeks to keep its winning rampage when it visits Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament on Thursday at EAC Gym in Manila.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentscenter_img The Pirates have been dominating behind CJ Perez, the energetic forward averaging a league-best 19.2 points a game on top of 5.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and two steals.Moreover, there’s the Pirates’ dreaded full-court press anchored on the pesky Marcelino twins Jaycee and Jayvee that kept them as the only unbeaten squad in the 10-team field.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBut coach Ariel Sison thinks homecourt advantage may give his Generals a chance.“We want to be the first team to beat [Lyceum],” said Sison. MOST READ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul So Sison expects Sydney Onwubere, who’s playing his final season, to step up.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s a bold pronouncement, though, going into the 4 p.m. match, the fourth home-and-away playdate dubbed as the “NCAA on Tour.”The Pirates streaked to their sixth straight win by drubbing the Perpetual Help Altas, 76-58, on Friday.“We’ll have to prepare and find a way to break [Lyceum’s streak],” said Sison.Two days ago, the Generals tripped last year’s runner-up Arellano, 85-79, to claim solo third behind the Pirates and the San Beda Red Lions (5-1).But the Generals, may have to do without Hamadou Laminou, the 6-foot-9 Cameroonian who sustained a left knee injury late in the first quarter on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

Cruise Segment Drives Genting Hong Kongs Revenue up

first_imgzoom Genting Hong Kong, a part of Genting Group, has seen a surge in its revenue from cruise and cruise-related activities by over 39 percent to USD 908.1 million in 2016 from USD 652.8 million reported a year earlier. The company said that its net revenue in 2016 rose to USD 689.7 million from USD 496.8 million in 2015, mainly due to an increase in capacity days of 18.7 percent and an improvement of 17 percent in net yield.Capacity days and net yield improvements were in turn driven by the inclusion of full year contribution from Crystal Cruises in 2016, as compared with its post-acquisition contribution since May 2015 in the previous year, and the launch of Dream Cruises’ Genting Dream in late October 2016.Although cruise and cruise-related activities recorded a positive EBITDA of USD 62.8 million in 2016, compared to USD 43.4 million in 2015, the group’s EBITDA for the year was negative at USD 91 million, compared to USD 6.2 million in 2015.Earlier in March, Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, hosted the float-out of the second mega block of World Dream, a cruise ship being built for Genting Hong Kong’s Dream Cruises.World Dream, the second cruise ship being built for the company, is expected to join its owner in fall this year.The 151,300-gross ton cruise ship will be able to accommodate over 3,300 guests and will have a length of 335.4 meters and a width of 37.9 meters.last_img read more