Jr. NBA Asia Advisory council to further youth basketball developement in asia.

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The NBA announced today the formation of the Jr. NBA Asia Advisory Council as part of the league’s expanded efforts to encourage basketball participation and active lifestyles among children.  The council, which includes Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo, will provide direction on Jr. NBA’s development and accelerate the program’s growth with the goal of reaching more boys and girls across the region to help address and combat inactivity among youth.

 

The Jr. NBA Asia Advisory Council consists of prominent business and community leaders as well as basketball stakeholders from Asia.

“The Jr. NBA program involves boys and girls, parents, educators and policy makers throughout Southeast Asia, emphasizing the importance of leading active lives, making healthy choices and sharing the positive values of sport,” said Levy.

“Our commitment to the continued expansion of Jr. NBA has led to the formation of the Jr. NBA Asia Advisory Council to steer and grow the program.  The council members’ passion for giving back to their local communities sets them apart as the perfect group to help us bring the life changing experience of the Jr. NBA to millions of people across the region.”

“The goal of Jr. NBA is to inspire young boys and girls and develop them into healthy and well-rounded human beings,” said Mutombo.  “As a lifelong advocate of sport and a believer in its ability to positively affect change, I’m excited to join the Jr. NBA Asia Advisory Council to work with some of the most prominent business leaders in Asia to help move the Jr. NBA program forward.”

 

Jr. NBA is currently being conducted in

  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Reaching more than 1.4 million kids, parents and coaches.  Jr. NBA is presented by Royal FrieslandCampina in Southeast Asia through its Alaska Milk, Dutch Lady, Foremost and Frisian Flag brands. Additional partners of Jr. NBA in Southeast Asia include Tahir Foundation, Spalding, Globe Telecom, CloudFone and Gatorade.

 

Jr. NBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program, which has been conducted across Southeast Asia for the past two years.  The program is free across its four stages: open clinics for kids ages 5-14; competitive selection camps where top boys and girls ages 10-14 are identified to participate in the National Training Camp (NTC); the NTC where the top 15 boys and girls are selected as Jr. NBA All-Stars based on the values of sportsmanship, teamwork, attitude and respect; and the NBA experience where Jr. NBA All-Stars from all five countries embark on a unique, overseas trip to watch an NBA game, receive basketball training, tour the local city and play exhibition games.  The program also includes a “train the trainer” initiative designed to develop the skills of coaches and physical education teachers who return to their communities to share their knowledge with local kids.  The 2016 Southeast Asia Jr. NBA schedule tipped off in the Philippines on Jan. 23 and culminates in Indonesia on Aug. 28.  Details of the 2016 NBA experience trip will be announced at a later date.

 

Registration for the 2016 Southeast Asia Jr. NBA will begin soon at www.jrnba.asia.  Follow the Jr. NBA on Facebook to learn more about the program. For all things NBA, visit www.nba.com and “Friend” the NBA’s official account on LINE by adding @nba_global.

 

The full list of council members is as follows:

William P. Adamopoulos,  CEO/Asia, Forbes Media
Bhirombhakdi Chutinant, Executive Vice President and Director, Boonrawd Brewery Co., Ltd.
Ruben Emir Gnanalingam, CEO, Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
Martin Basuki Hartono, CEO, GDP Venture & Kaskus
Hiroko Morohashi, Executive Fellow, Xebio Co., Ltd
Scott Levy*, Managing Director, NBA Asia
Dikembe Mutombo, NBA Global Ambassador & Basketball Hall of Famer
Henry Nguyen, Managing General Partner, IDG Ventures Vietnam
Rachan (Butch) Reddy, Chairman, YAN Media Group
Hans Sy, President, SM Prime Philippines
Jonathan Tahir, Deputy Chairman, Mayapada Group Indonesia
(Dato’ Sri) Robin Tan Yeong Ching, Chairman and CEO of Berjaya Corporation Berhad
Wilfred Steven Uytengsu, President and CEO, Alaska Milk Corporation
Dennis A. Uy, Founder, President and CEO of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines
*Denotes Jr. NBA Asia Advisory Council Chairman

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Bikes To Town: Trade in your Helmet to a New one

    Bikes to Town is a cycling awareness campaign drive for many of the workers at Ayala Alabang Village (AAV) who uses bike as transportation service, since most ride their bikes to work and accidents do happen, of course that’s because they lack PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) and the most important one is of course, the helmet.

 ATC Bike To Town
   
    Ayala used Alabang Town Center (ATC) as a jumping pad for its initiative. Last week, they partnered with a few of cyclist personalities and coaches, one of them is Patrick Joson, a certified International Cycling coach, where they rode around ATC down to the streets of Ayala Alabang Village, mingling with commoners and villagers alike.
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    For this coming weekend, AAV partnered with Light N Up, Inc., to promote more of selecting the proper equipment on the bike, and thus, the promotion revolves primarily on the helmet.
     Since skills and proper road manners and awareness are implied last week, selecting the proper and fit equipment is crucial.
     So in line with this, top helmet brands as Giro, Bell and Kask participate in the promo.
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 Promo Mechanics :
    Trade-in your used yet wearable helmet, which goes to the workers and patrons of ATC and AAV, which they can rent out. there’s a growing cycling community around Ayala, so this benefits them greatly, also a FREE shirt to go with the helmet trade smile emoticon
Location: Corte de las Palmas (ATC Outdoor Activity Area)
Date/Time: All sunday of January 9AM – 9PM

2016 Nike Black History Month Collection of 2016.

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Tennis Superstar Serena Williams’s perpetual drive to trump expectations, break records and redefine a sport. Kobe Bryant’s phenomenal 81-point game for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2006. Sanya Richards-Ross’ gold-medal-winning 400-meter race. Chris Paul’s off-court drive to level the playing field. These pivotal performances and seminal individuals rewrote history and catalyzed community — they also serve as the driving inspiration behind the 2016 Black History Month collection.

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Since its debut in 2005, Nike’s annual Nike Black History Month collection has evolved from a single Nike Air Force 1 to an extensive product assortment that pays homage to the achievements of black athletes worldwide. The limited-edition 2016 collection, with staggered launches running from January to mid-February, features a vibrant cascade of 28 products, spanning tennis, basketball, football, running, Nike iD and Jordan Brand. Its distinctly global sensibility is reflected in a vivid Pan African-inspired color palette, with custom geometric motifs.

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The collection kicks off with Basketball footwear releases including the LEBRON 13KD8KYRIE 2 and the KOBE 11. Signature models from Lebron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant will also be offered in youth sizes. Other category launches include: Air Force 1, Nike Air Footscape Magista and Nike Roshe One (including an additional BHM-themed Roshe One Nike iD offering) from Nike Sportswear; NikeCourt Flare footwear from Tennis; Streak LT 3 footwear from Running; and the Air Jordan 1 Nouveau and AJ1 High for girls from Jordan Brand. A BHM-themed Magista Obra FGboot and Jordan Spike 40 follow in February. BHM apparel comprises hoodies, T-shirts and shorts.

The Black History Month collection honors and celebrates Black heritage, in sport and beyond, around the world while also providing financial support to Nike’s Ever Higher Fund, which was created to bring mentorship, sport and all of its benefits to African American youth.

Nike is proud to support numerous national and local organizations that provide services to underrepresented youth, including African American youth, during the year, through community development, coaching, city league sport programs, and early childhood development programs. Long-time partners include the Jackie Robinson Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs, National Head Start and Coach Across America.

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JR. NBA/JR.WNBA Philippines 2016 Presented By ALASKA

Jr NBA Jr WNBA Philippines 2015 All-Stars with Philadelphia 76er Nerlens Noel and WNBA Legend Ruth Riley

Top 15 of Jr. NBA batch 2015

The Jr. NBA /Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 presented by Alaska will return to the Philippines for the ninth consecutive year from Jan. 23-April 24.  The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program is free and open to boys and girls between the ages of 10-14.

Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents.  During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries.

The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 presented by Alaska is comprised of four stages: skills clinics in schools and communities, Regional Selection Camps, a National Training Camp and an NBA experience trip.  The skills clinics will be held nationwide from January through April with stops in Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa, and first-time locations in Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite.  Select players from these clinics will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in tryouts during the Regional Selection Camps, which will be held in

  • Baguio (Feb. 20-21)
  • Davao (Feb. 27-28)
  • Cebu (March 5-6)
  • Metro Manila (April 9-10)

The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps will advance to the National Training Camp in Manila April 22-24.

Jr NBA Philippines alumni showcase their skills in an exhibition game

Jr. Nba 2015 Event

An NBA and WNBA player or legend will be in attendance at the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists.  The program will culminate with the selection of 10 Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars who will travel on an overseas NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia.  The 2015 Jr. NBA All-Stars traveled to China to watch the NBA Global Games in Shenzhen featuring the Charlotte Hornets and the L.A. Clippers.

 

“These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future,” said Alaska Marketing Director Blen Fernando.  “Moreover, this year’s program includes new locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite to reach more children and coaches and discover unique talents across the country.”

In addition to the player camps and clinics, the search for the 2016 Jr. NBA Coach of the Year will begin on Jan. 22 in Manila, which will be led by Jr. NBA Head Coaches Craig Brown and Chris Sumner along with Alaska Power Camp Coach Jeff Cariaso.  Ten Jr. NBA and four Jr. WNBA coaches will be selected as finalists and trained at the National Training Camp.

Through the promotion of proper nutrition and an active lifestyle, Jr. NBA /Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska continues to be an effective platform in implementing Alaska Milk’s NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION. program that helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished children in the Philippines.

CloudFone, Gatorade, and Globe Telecom serve as Official Partners of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA in the Philippines, while Spalding is a Supporting Partner.  ABS-CBN Sports + Action, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the Official NBA Broadcasters of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA in the Philippines.

The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program is free and open to boys and girls ages 10-14.  Coaches and participants can now register online atwww.jrnba.asia/philippines, where the program terms and conditions can be found.

Fans can also follow Jr. NBA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jrnbaphilippines.  For all things NBA, visit www.nba.com and follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/philsnba) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/nba_philippines).

To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit www.alaskamilk.com and www.playph.com.

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ONE Wujie: Dynasty of Champions set for January 23 in Changsha

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ONE Championship, Asia’s largest mixed martial arts promotion, will kick off 2016 with a bang, as it brings its world-class MMA event to Changsha, China on 23 January. ONE Championship has set the stage for another thrilling night of world-class mixed martial arts action.

Taking place at the Changsha Stadium in Changsha, China, ONE Championship will delight fans with an electrifying lineup of exciting fights headlined by a main event which will see ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes defend his title against his challenger Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon of the Philippines.

“ONE Championship continues its dedication to cultivating the sport of mixed martial arts in China with another adrenaline-filled night of fights,” said CEO Victor Cui, in a statement released to the media.

“This is a great way to start 2016 and is just the tip of the iceberg of what’s to come. Our success in Beijing sets the stage for an even better event in Changsha.”

ONE Bantamweight World Champion, Bibiano Fernandes of Brazil is one of the most dominant title holders in ONE Championship. Considered one of the best fighters in the world and is ranked as one of the top bantamweights, Fernandes has amassed a stellar professional record which hasn’t seen him lose a bout in the last five years. His technical ground game paired with his fluid striking and well-rounded skills have brought him to the top of his division.

Fernandes will now defend his title against a very strong competitor in Kevin Belingon.

Kevin Belingon of the famed Team Lakay stable in Baguio City, Philippines has long been one of the most exciting fighters in ONE Championship’s roster.

His highlight reel of spectacular finishes has seen him victorious against the top fighters in his division, and he now looks to make the most out of his much-anticipated crack at ONE Championship gold when he takes on defending champion, Bibiano Fernandes.

Apart from the main event, a slew of international and local mixed martial artists are expected to perform. The event will also hold the Changsha Bantamweight Tournament which seeks to discover the next local MMA superstar.

Two Beijing Featherweight Champs to Battle Inside Cage

Beijing featherweight champions Li Kai Wen (4-2) and Yang Sen (2-0) are set to stand across each other inside the ONE Championship cage this 23 January, at ONE Wujie: Dynasty of Champions which takes place in the Changsha Stadium in Changsha, China.

The bout will serve as part of the undercard to the main event between reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes as he takes on Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon of the Philippines.

Li Kai Wen is on a nifty three-fight win streak, clinching the first instance of the Beijing Featherweight Tournament Championship with two wins in just one night. He defeated opponent Nathan Ng by TKO in his most recent outing.

An explosive finisher, Li brings electricity to the crowd with his fast-paced and powerful striking and has the ability to end a fight at any given moment.

Li’s opponent, Yang Sen enjoyed an eventful 2015, winning the second iteration of the Beijing Featherweight Tournament.

Yang’s impeccable striking and well-calculated offense has brought him success inside the ONE Cage, as he looks to prove that Chinese fighters are truly world-class mixed martial artists.

It will be a battle of local martial arts superstars when Li and Yang finally step inside the cage, and one that fans are definitely looking forward to.

The Changsha MMA event is part of an ambitious 2-year plan laid out by ONE Championship, that sets to stage over 20 live events over the course of a two-year period. The promotion, Asia’s largest and most prolific, has held successful shows previously in Beijing and Shanghai. They will look to replicate their success this time in Changsha, in what looks to be a great year for the organization.

Part of ONE Championship’s phenomenal growth plan is developing local mixed martial arts heroes, particularly in China where the market is largely untapped but steadily booming. With the rise of heroes such as Li Kai Wen and Yang Sen, the promotion is headed in the right direction.

The growth of MMA in the region can also be attributed to ONE Championship’s aggressive expansion.

Kujaku: Perfect buddy for your daily adventure

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Kujaku one of the trusted brand designed and build from Japan, Kajaku continues to brings great products since 1950 and now in the philippines as the Much Prosperity Trading Intl. Inc. (MPTII) distributed Kujaku nationwide today.

They uses high grade quality material for Kujaju‘s product, as we all know japan is one of the most advance in terms of technology.

Im lucky to try one of their product, the Kujaku One Touch Compact of Stainless Steel Vacuum Series Bottle. This Vacuum Bottle is insulated product used to keep Hot and Cold drinks. Specially in today’s era, we wanted to enjoy our drinks on to go.

Packaging                             

A lot of company invest on the packaging of the products, it really attract the consumer to easily choose your product but consumer’s should really look on product’s quality.

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Design

Kujaku stainless steel One Touch Compact Bottle is compose of two layers,   Polypropylyne Plastic  outside that absorb/prevent to and rust resistant stainless steel inside.

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Kujaku has a one touch technology that you can open by pressing the button, enjoy your drinks and hassle free for your daily activity. Kujaku really suits your daily lifestyle, from home, office or even sports and outdoor activities.

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Tested Kujaku on Hot and Cold drinks

Yesterday I ride from Navotas City to Monumento, Caloocan City (10KM distance. I refill Kujaku Compact Bottle with cold water from refrigerator. Around 1hour ride from our home for our weekly ride and basketball hoops. Exactly 2 hours since I open the bottle and it’s really amazing that the water is as cold as the water hours ago. It’s nice to drink cold water specially on a hot weather and thirsty afternoon ride. it’s really amazing is it can hold the temperature the whole day inside. One word to describe Kujaku “Awesome”. With kujaku One Touch Water bottle Slim design, it’s perfectly fit on a bike water bottle holder. It make’s kujaku the perfect water bottle for daily adventure.

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How do I clean Kujaku Bottles?

After drinking coffee or soda one of the problem is how to remove coffee/soda stain on bottles, I clean bottles by washing it on warm water. Unlike the common wash that use water and dishwashing soap/liquid. Sometimes using soap it’s affect the rubber gasket. it also affect the water bottle condition specially color white, turning into a yellowish color after a few months.

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Kujaku Stainless Steel One Touch Compact Bottle

Color:  Red / Blue / Black / White

Prices:
500ML P1,099.75

600ML P1,299.75

Kujaku products are available at

  • AllHome (Shangrila)
  • Robinsons Dept. Store (Ermita/ Galleria)
  • The Landmark (Trinoma / Makati)
  • TrueValue (Magnolia / Rockwell / Shangrila / Maxilon Cebu / Davao / CDO)
  • Metro (Alabang / Market-Market / Colon Cebu / Ayala Cebu)
  • NCCC Dept. Store (Mall Main /Maa / Tagum / Palawan)
  • KCC Malls (General Santos)
  • TS Dept. Store (La Trinidad / Harrison)

 

For complete Kujaku Products, Follow Kujaku on their social media accounts

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