Camson’s big game vs former team NLEX not enough to carry Kia

first_imgView comments MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “When you talk about Kia, people couldn’t help but think that we’ll always going to lose. So it’s a motivation for us. In our minds, before they beat us, they have to bleed for it,” he said. “We’re hungry for a win and we want to show to everyone that when you’re facing Kia, we’re not easy-pickings. If we lose, we’ll make sure they worked hard for it.”And Camson is confident to say that it won’t take that long before the Picanto get that elusive win.“This Kia team is different. It’s really different compared to how we were before.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Guiao says Ravena ‘a combination of Paul Lee and Willie Miller’ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals “No,” said the 27-year-old, who played for the Road Warriors for four years, when asked if getting back at NLEX was part of his motivation.But his actions tell otherwise, as Camson balled out from the moment he entered the game, pouring 15 of his 24 points in the first quarter as the Picanto came out the gates on fire.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHowever, he and the rest of Kia could not sustain their blistering start as it fell to NLEX, 119-115, in its season opener.Aside from his scoring, the Batangueño also hauled down nine rebounds in the losing cause. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEric Camson said his impressive performance against his former team NLEX did not have any hint of redemption.Camson nearly carried Picanto to an upset win over the Road Warriors Wednesday in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson But Camson made it clear that it was a personal goal of his, and not anything related to any sorts of revenge, to bounce back after a largely dismal showing late last year, which also coincided with the Picanto’s winless streak in the 2017 Governors’ Cup.“I really knew that I didn’t play the way I should. So in the offseason, I adjusted, and now that we’re under new management, they’ve been giving us confidence and I think that’s the reason why we played well,” he said.That confidence was evident for Camson, who shot 9-of-19 from the field.“Coach Chris (Gavina) always tells us that if you’re open, take it. Why not? That’s what we’re looking for. We can’t just execute and once we’re open, we won’t shoot it. So that’s what we have to do,” he said in Filipino.Kia took flak for its offseason moves, Camson believes that the way his team performed in the curtain raiser did show glimpses of its potential.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Pacquiao to Arum: I’ll see you in court

first_imgPacquiao turns 40 on Dec. 17 while Crawford will be 31 by Sept. 28.Pacquiao and Top Rank agreed last March 27 for Arum’s outfit to air the fight with an 85-15 split of the revenues.Pacquiao’s legal team already wrote Top Rank to demand payment but the latter has refused to address the issue, according to the Filipino ring icon.Meanwhile, British welterweight Amir Khan, a possible Pacquiao foe, continued his comeback with a points win over Samuel Vargas in Birmingham on Saturday.Khan wants to take on either fellow Englishman Kell Brook or Pacquiao next.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The eight-division world champion is also seeking legal remedies from what he perceives as Top Rank’s ploy to scuttle the remaining fights of his career.Pacquiao’s legal team, according to his publicist Aquiles Zonio, is preparing the documents needed to file the cases against Top Rank and several other individuals.The development did not only put another wrench on Pacquiao’s relationship with Top Rank, which reached its peak during his glory days as the top pound-for-pound fighter several years ago.It also jeopardized Top Rank’s risky plan to pit the 39-year-old Pacquiao against current welterweight champion Terence Crawford, who is much younger.ADVERTISEMENT Pacquiao alleged that Top Rank, led by its flamboyant boss Bob Arum, is contractually bound to pay him the equivalent of 85 percent of the TV earnings when the fight was shown in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico via ESPN+. MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title PBA execs tenures set for review, revisions LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Manny Pacquiao and Bob Arum. File PhotoManny Pacquiao’s already strained relationship with former promotional firm Top Rank took a turn for the worse.The boxing legend took time off his duties as a senator to threaten Top Rank with lawsuits for failing to remit his share of the television earnings from his fight with Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last July 15.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

Cassava Processors, Stakeholders Complete Study Tour of Nigeria

first_imgA 19-person delegation comprising processors and stakeholders from the cassava sector of Liberia have returned home after completing a one-week cassava study tour of Nigeria.The visit afforded them the opportunity to learn about Nigeria’s cassava sector success stories, the challenges involved and the ways to improve the cassava business to ensure sustainability in job creation and the improvement of food security.The tour was the second of its kind sponsored by the Liberia Agribusiness Development Activity (LADA). In November 2016, LADA sponsored a similar study tour in rice industrialization and commercialization in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA).The cassava study tour was supported by the Smallholder Agricultural Productivity Enhancement and Commercialization (SAPEC), a MOA project, sponsored by the African Development Bank and the World Bank.Cassava is a major crop cultivated by both small and large scale farmers in Liberia.Nigeria is the largest producer of cassava in the world and has taken major steps to industrialize and commercialize cassava production. Nigeria produces over 19% of the world production followed by Brazil, Thailand, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.While in Nigeria the Liberian delegation visited a number of important institutions including FIIRO-Industrial Research Institute in Lagos, responsible for research on cassava utilization and processing; Psaltery International (Ado-Awaiye); Starch Factory and Eagleson Cassava (Iseyin, Oyo State), producer of high quality cassava flour, cassava starch, and gari.Another major establishment toured by the delegation was the Niji Lucas Enterprise (Ilero, Oyo State), producer of fabricated farming machineries, starch and high quality cassava flour. This enterprise also has a cassava plantation of over 4,000 acres. The team also visited the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), a cassava research venture, to assess the different technologies available, and several food laboratories and cassava businesses in Lagos.The Liberia Agricultural Transformation Agenda (LATA) foresees that cassava will improve the livelihoods of rural people and boost the economy.“The cassava study tour was a great experience for us as processors. It gave us the opportunity to see how our country can use mechanized equipment to produce more cassava to sell on the market. We lack the capacity to produce more cassava as the production of the crop is still being done manually. Now that the government and international partners are working to procure modern equipment that will boost production, we are getting ready for the market,” said Angie Howard, proprietor of Falama Incorporated.Madam Howard stated that for Liberia to become successful in the cassava industry, the government must also introduce a policy that will enhance the production and processing of cassava.“We need a regulation that will require that every bread flour or bread produced in Liberia must contain 10 percent cassava to ensure increased market opportunity for both farmers and processors,” she stated.For her part, Gertrude Cooper of the New Generational Women Farmers in Clay Ashland, Montserrado County said: “We are very thankful to the government and LADA for affording us the opportunity to travel to Nigeria and experience how our country can boost cassava production to create jobs and end hunger.”Others inspect various cassava productsShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more