Greggs sees profit boost, despite wet weather

first_imgGreggs has announced a “robust performance” for the first half of the year, with pre-tax profit up 7.3% to £16.5m. The bakery retail chain saw sales increase by 4.4% to £312m, with like-for-like growth up 1.5%. Operating profit stood at £16.3m – an increase of 8.9%, for the 26 weeks to 27 June, 2009.The firm said the high street trading environment remained difficult and had not been helped by the recent wet weather. Chairman Derek Netherton commented: “The business has also begun to benefit from the initiatives we are taking to simplify and centralise our operations, in preparation for accelerated expansion.” Greggs also noted the continued harmonisation of its ranges and new product launches as successes in the year to date, and is currently experimenting with a new ‘concept’ store in the south east.For the full story, see the next issue of British Baker – out 14 August.last_img read more

Atletico de Madrid Ramp up Preparations for Friendly Match in Nigeria

first_imgSpanish LaLiga outfit Atletico de Madrid, are the newly crowned Europa League champions after claiming a dominant 3-0 display over French side Marseille in Lyon on Wednesday night. Atletico are now the second most successful team in the Europa League with 3 titles, second only to Sevilla with 5 titles since the competition was officially renamed.France forward Antoine Griezmann, who is a doubt for the clash against the home-based Nigerian Super Eagles team due to World Cup preparations, scored twice as Atletico de Madrid swept aside Marseille. Club captain Gabi drilled in the third goal late on as Atletico again lifted the trophy they also won back in 2010 and 2012.Atletico de Madrid will now focus their attentiton on their friendly match in Nigeria, on May 22nd at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium Uyo against the home-based Nigerian Super Eagles team. The historic contest will take place thanks to SuperSport, LaLiga’s official broadcaster in most African countries, and prominent video entertainment company in Nigeria, MultiChoice, who are also the provider of digital terrestrial television platform GOtv. They are responsible for bringing the Spanish outfit to Nigeria for the special visit and to play in the maiden edition of the GOtv MAX Cup. The partnership between the Nigerian Professional Football League and LaLiga has also played a major role in organising the matchShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Raphoe Notes: Eveningwear sale at Vincent’s Raphoe

first_imgBelow are Raphoe notes for the week….Raphoe Family Resource Centre Clg.Raphoe Family Resource Centre provides computer and internet access, photocopying, CV preparation and weekly employment lists via email. If you need any help on these areas, please call into us or give us a call. If you are interested in any of our following courses or programmes or would like to join in on any of our groups, please call in to see us or contact us on 0749145796 / 0873641503.Annual General MeetingRaphoe Family Resource Centre will hold their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 20th November 2019 at 7PM in the Centre, Sheep’s Lane, Raphoe. Everyone welcome to attend.Something Special Group – Drop-In Support Morning If you are a parent/guardian of a child or children with a physical/sensory/intellectual disability; Autism Spectrum Disorder; dyslexia/dyspraxia; or delayed communication and feel you need to talk to others in similar situations please feel free to come along.Types of support given are listening ear, help with applications, information sharing, and signposting to other support services and interventions. If you would like any further information, contact Laura on (074)9145796 or 0873641503. Our next morning will take place on Friday 29th November 2019 at 10 am.Toddler GroupLittle Smiles with Big Dreams Toddler Group will meet every Thursday from 10.30am to 12noon in the Presbyterian Hall, Meetinghouse Street, Raphoe.Anyone who is in the care of a child-parent(s)/guardian/aunt/uncle/child-minder or grandparent is welcome. Toddler groups are a great way to enhance your little one’s confidence and meet others of similar age. A light snack is provided for the kids while adults can enjoy a wee cuppa and chat! Cost €2 per family.Raphoe Boxing Club The local boxing club will host their 31st annual boxing tournament in the Deele College Sport Pavilion when they will have as their guests the Paddy Brennan International Boxing Academy from Tenbury Wells, England. Club coaches Gary Mc Cullagh and Gerard Keaveney have once again come up trumps with 14 quality contests down for decision featuring a number of Irish and English champions.The boxing will commence at 8PM sharp and everyone is welcome. The officials at the club would like to extend a very sincere thanks to all the generous business people of Raphoe and surrounding area’s for their continued financial support for without their support the local successful boxing club would fail to exist. Vincent’s Raphoe Eveningwear Sale Vincent’s shop in Raphoe has received a consignment of new stock from a bridal boutique. Among the items we have for sale are exquisite evening/prom gowns, bridesmaid dresses, first communion dresses, tiara’s and headpieces and various bridal/evening accessories.The items are all new and top quality brands. You can call into our shop in the Diamond Raphoe, or call 074 91 73933 to make an appointment to view and try on in private.Simon Mc Bride Memorial Tractor Run Presentation DanceA presentation dance will take place in Biddy Friel’s Drumoghill on Saturday 16th November 2019. €10 entry, pay at the door, starts at 9PM sharp. Music by the Rockhill Ramblers. An auction and raffle will take place on the night with some great prizes up for grabs! Proceeds in aid of Donegal Hospice and Cardiac Unit, Letterkenny University Hospital. Everyone welcome!Helping Hands Scheme  Do you live alone or are no longer in a position, due to age or disability, to carry out odd jobs? Raphoe Family Resource Centre, supported by DLDC Tus Scheme have a helping hands project were odd jobs can be carried out such as grass cutting, path clearing, tidy ups, painting etc. Only outdoor work is permitted. If you would like to find out more please give us a call on 0749145796/087364150350/50 Bonus BallThe winner of last week’s bonus ball was Charlotte Watson, winning number 7. Congratulations Charlotte! To enter the bonus ball please call in!Raphoe Walking Group Raphoe Walking Group meet every Thursday morning at 10.30am, here in the FRC. Come along and join the group for a walk and a cuppa!!Seniors Alert SchemeRaphoe Family Resource Centre is registered under Pobal’s Senior Alert Scheme to provide personal alarms to those over 65 years living alone for significant periods of time during the day, or is a carer to someone else in their household. The purpose of the scheme is to enable older persons of limited means to continue to live securely in their own homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind providing them with a free personal monitored alarm which can be worn as a pendant or around their wrist like a watch. If you feel you or someone you know would benefit from this scheme please contact Laura at Raphoe Family Resource Centre on (074) 9145796 or 0873641503 for more information or to make an application.Are you interested in up skilling? Would you like to learn about computers?   Are you from the Raphoe area? Donegal ETB will be starting a beginner’s computer course on Tuesday 24th September from 10am-1pm in the Volt House, Raphoe. On this course you will build your knowledge and skills, and gain more confidence in working with computers. This is a part-time course, free of charge and delivered to small groups in a relaxed atmosphere. For more information call Raphoe Family Resource Centre on 074 9145796 or call Georgie 0877002294 or apply online today through: http://www.fetchcourses.ieCo-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.Raphoe Friday Club The Friday Club meets every Friday morning in the Volt House from 10.30am-12.30. We would like more in our community to come along and be a part of the Group. Refreshments are also provided. Transport is available on Friday mornings and if you require this please phone 0749145462 and arrange.Raphoe Notes: Eveningwear sale at Vincent’s Raphoe was last modified: November 7th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Groves weighs in ahead of Wembley clash

first_imgGeorge Groves weighed in at 11st 13lbs 6oz for his WBC world title eliminator against European super-middleweight champion Christopher Rebrasse.Rebrasse was a couple of ounces heavier but also came in just under the 12-stone limit, weighing 11st 13lb 8oz.Saturday’s clash at Wembley Arena will be Groves’ first outing since his second attempt to take Carl Froch’s WBA and IBF belts ended in defeat in May.The European title and the vacant WBC Silver title will also be on the line when Groves, 26, faces the 28-year-old Frenchman.Hammersmith’s Groves, who has also been British and Commonwealth champion, said this week:  ‘’I’m chomping at the bit.“Obviously less is more at this stage but we’ve had a very good camp and we’ve enjoyed ourselves.“Now I can’t wait to get in there and rock ‘n’ roll. I’m counting down the seconds before I can get back in the ring and back to what I do best.’’Rebrasse has won 22, lost two and drawn three of his 27 professional fights.Groves, meanwhile, has a record of 19-2, having been unbeaten before his two losses against Froch.The first of those defeats was hugely controversial as the challenger had floored Froch and was ahead of the judges’ scorecards before the fight was abruptly stopped in the ninth round.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

QPR v Brentford line-ups: Rangers man passed fit, Goss and LuaLua back in, Bees make three changes

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesJordan Cousins has been passed fit to start for QPR. Cousins has overcome a knee injury, while Conor Washington and Idrissa Sylla have been selected up front.Rangers are without several defenders but midfielder Massimo Luongo returns after illness.Sean Goss and on-loan Brighton winger Kazenga LuaLua are back in Rangers’ matchday squad – both are on the bench.Brentford, without the injured Henrik Dalsgaard, make three changes for the derby at Loftus Road, with Kamohelo Mokotjo, Sergi Canos and Lasse Vibe coming in for Romaine Sawyers, Neal Maupay and Ollie Watkins.QPR: Smithies, Baptiste, Robinson, Bidwell, Cousins, Scowen, Luongo, Freeman, Mackie, Washington, Sylla. Subs: Lumley, Smith, Goss, Wszolek, Chair, Wheeler, LuaLua.Brentford: Bentley, Clarke, Egan, Barbet, Bjelland, Jozefzoon, Yennaris, Woods, Mokotjo, Canos, Vibe. Subs: Daniels, Maupay, McEachran, Watkins, Sawyers, Mepham, Macleod.last_img read more

Is it New Delhi’s time to shine in Africa?

first_imgIndia has age old ties to Africa. Under Narendra Modi, who visited Africa for the first time as prime minister recently, the fastest growing global economy is looking to strengthen those diplomatic and economic bonds. Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, arriving in Africa ahead of a 4 nation diplomatic visit. (Image: India Today) When he took office in May 2014, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inherited a growing economy built on long established trading agreements. Modi is not a traditionalist, he understood that India had an opportunity to flex its trade and diplomatic muscle. Under his leadership, India has become more assertive on the international stage. He has strengthened ties with the USA and the country’s East Asian neighbours.India’s lobbying for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council offers the African countries that Modi is visiting this week (Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya) an opportunity to strengthen the relationship between the continent and India.South Africa is India’s biggest African market, accounting for more than 22% of all goods exported to Africa. We are also the third largest African investor in India, those ventures are concentrated in the service and retail industries.After meeting President Jacob Zuma, 8 July 2016, Modi expressed the hope that India and South Africa would develop stronger ties in the mining and manufacturing sectors. Most important to Modi was strengthening co-operation in the security sector.“Beyond economic ties, and links of business, trade and investment, we can also partner in the field of defence and security. Both, at the level of industry and for our strategic and security needs,” he said.As the sector transformed in India, opportunities would become available to South African defence companies. “Our companies can also pool their capacities to jointly develop or manufacture defence equipment and platforms. And, not just to meet our defence needs, but also to respond to regional and global demand.”It has been Indian policy to work through the UN to promote global peace and security. The country’s peacekeeping operation in Africa, it has provided the largest number of troops to African peacekeeping operations, is part and parcel of its commitment to peace and development on the continent. The four countries Modi visited are all along Africa’s the eastern seaboard and Modi would like to induce them to join in India’s fight against high seas pirates. President Jacob Zuma and prime minister Narendra Modi at the India Africa Summit in 2015. (Image: India Today)As Modi highlighted after his meeting with the president, “Terrorism is another shared threat that puts at risk the safety and security of our people. It attacks the very foundations of our society. The President and I agreed that our two nations need to stay vigilant and cooperate actively to combat terrorism, both in our region and in the world.”Is it India’s time to shine in the African sun?The slow global recovery from the 2008 financial crisis has highlighted the seismic shift in the economic order. Diplomatic and trade relationships between developing countries have superseded traditional north/south trading.Bi-lateral India/Africa trade has grown by 32% annually between 2005 and 2011. By 2015 the partnership generated $90 billion, a major source of growth and employment creation in Africa during the economic crisis.In the year that Modi took office India became the fastest growing global economy, it is the seventh largest economy and the third largest by purchasing power. Modi inherited credit agreements between India and African governments worth almost $18 billion. He extended grant assistance to the continent that covered the India-Africa development fund, a $10 billion India-Africa health fund and 50 000 scholarships for African students to study in India.Trade and co-operation between India and Africa governments have occurred in agriculture, the blue economy, and infrastructure and security sectors. The Indian government has also taken the view that Africa’s growth is good for India and has committed to share expertise and set up training programmes.The Indian private sector has followed the government example and invested heavily in Africa. China is most often recognized as the dominant new trading partner for African states. The Indian private sector has avoided competing directly with Chinese investment in Africa, instead they have chosen overlooked niches, like Africa’s diamond sector. They have overtaken Chinese investment in areas like agriculture, ICT and medicine.Watch: Can India match China’s economic influence in Africa?The new India powerhouse is enmeshed in the Africa Rising narrative. According to the African Development Bank, the continent enjoys a positive trade balance with India. For Africa and India, the relationship has benefits.India has been aggressive in the agribusiness sector especially. Her deep knowledge in areas like small farm mechanization is helping African governments address challenges like food security. In West Africa, Indian know how is helping to save the regions cotton industry, including building factories to process raw material into finished products. Companies like Olam International have also begun to buy up uncultivated land in East Africa to grow maize, palm oil and rice for export to India.Indian companies strengthening ties with Africa gives the continent a new source of growth just as the Chinese economy slows down. These companies are also seen as better corporate citizens. Research done by analytics firm HIS has suggested that India’s soft touch approach has earned it plaudits among African governments who have applauded their environmental records and their policy of employing Africans to staff their business ventures.Historical tiesDuring his visit to South Africa prime minister Modi travelled by train to Pietermaritzburg Station. Infamous as the station where Mahatma Gandhi was thrown off the train in 1893. An event that birthed his lifelong fight for equal rights, a campaign that changed South Africa and India.Modi’s train journey is a reminder of the long and close ties between South Africa and India. Ties forged in the fight for equal rights for all. “For me personally, this visit is an opportunity to pay homage to two of the greatest human souls to have ever walked this Earth – Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.“It was in South Africa that Gandhi found his true calling. He belongs as much to India as to South Africa,” Modi said on his arrival in South Africa.While Africa is a region that India cannot ignore, the long history of India’s involvement in Africa has helped grow economic ties. African’s of Indian descent in East Africa are the progeny of the traders that began trading with Africa a thousand years ago. South Africa is home to one of the largest Indian diaspora populations.The diaspora has helped build ties between the continent and the sub-continent. They were the link between African commodities – tea, coffee, cotton – reaching India and the import of manufactured goods. Watch: A bond forged by history.last_img read more

South Africa’s visa rules ‘updated for security, efficiency’

first_img15 July 2014 South Africa’s new immigration rules will allow for more efficient issuing of visas and easier sourcing of critical skills from overseas, while reducing the country’s vulnerability to the security threats of the modern world, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said in Cape Town on Tuesday. Gigaba was speaking during his department’s budget vote debate in Parliament, a day after the official opening of the new Johannesburg Visa Facilitation Centre, one of 11 new visa facilitation centres designed to efficiently implement the country’s new immigration rules. The rules, which came into effect in May, include the requirements that visa applications be made by applicants in person – so that biometric data (fingerprints and photographs) can reliably be collected – and that minors travel with their own passports as well as unabridged birth certificates. Immigration practitioners and other representatives of the tourism sector have expressed concern about the potential effect of the new rules on South Africa’s tourism industry.No ‘Afro-phobic’ agenda at play Gigaba rejected these concerns on Tuesday, saying: “Opportunistically, South Africa is being advised to drop or relax visa requirements in a world where they are required of South Africans when travelling abroad and where security has become a matter of global concern. “We reject with contempt any suggestion that these regulations are part of an ‘Afrophobic’ agenda to keep Africans – or any nationality, for that matter – out of South Africa.” Gigaba said South Africa had not terminated any visa waiver agreements it currently enjoyed with other countries, and was keen to forge more such agreements “as we are satisfied that more African countries are conducting civic registration of their nationals”.‘Now easier to attract critical skills’ Further, he said, the new immigration regulations would make it easier for South Africa to attract the critical skills it needed from overseas, as foreign nationals with such skills could now be granted a critical skills visa even without having a job, allowing them to enter the country and seek work for up to 12 months. “For some time now, business stakeholders have been asking for families of workers to be considered as a unit, an international best practice which the new regulations now include,” Gigaba added. “These specific improvements, and our commitment to responsiveness to business needs in general, will make it easier for South Africa to attract the critical skills and investment our economy needs.”New visa facilitation centres Speaking at the opening of the new visa facilitation centre in Johannesburg on Monday, Gigaba said the centre, along with 10 others across the country, would efficiently implement the new immigration rules while making life easier for foreign tourists, business people, workers or students who need extended or altered visas within a short space of time. VFS Global, a specialist service provider for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, has been contracted to automate and run the visa application process, including managing the call centre and the 11 facilitation centres spread across South Africa’s nine provinces. Foreigners in South Africa who, for example, need to extend their temporary residence visas for study or work, can now apply online and set up an appointment before visiting the nearest facilitation centre to submit their personal biometrics (fingerprints and photographs). Handling and visa fees will all be paid electronically. “All of this constitutes a radical departure from the existing mode of manual application processes that are responsible for inefficiencies within the permitting environment, creating massive inconveniences to clients,” Gigaba said, adding that results were already starting to show. “Where previously our eight-week turnaround time was frequently missed, already applicants who applied for visas and permits in mid-June are beginning to receive decisions. An indication of the enthusiastic response to the new system is that 4 000 applications were received in June alone.”Standard practice abroad Although VFS Global will be responsible for processing visa applications, the decision to approve or reject applications still lies with the Department of Home Affairs. “We exercise full control over the decision-making processes to ensure that our national interests and security imperatives are served at all times,” Gigaba said. The department has already introduced such centres in a number of its high-volume missions abroad – including its missions in China, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria – where it had previously struggled to cut down on long queues and long turn-around times. “While we remain committed to helping the country create a climate conducive for investment and to assist in bringing critical skills to contribute to economic development, it remains critical for us as a country to upgrade security, in the interest of our citizens and foreign nationals in the country, as is the case everywhere else in the world,” Gigaba said. He urged visa applicants “to bear with us, as this system is still new and is bound to confront some technical glitches. This is only natural, and with time it will be addressed and everyone will be happy.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

8 Critical Pipeline Metrics You Need to Measure

first_imgThe number of sales-related metrics and KPIs are limitless. There are countless things that are worth monitoring and measuring, some more valuable than others, depending on your goals, what you sell, and how you sell. There are a few, however, that I find to be critical to increasing sales, whether you are coaching an individual or leading a large team.The following list of metrics is something I believe should be monitored, measured, and managed in what I would call a Pipeline Meeting (something that, for me, is different than an opportunity review meeting, where people spend much of their time discussing individual opportunities).New Opportunities Created: Salespeople do many things, but they roll up into two primary buckets. The first bucket is opportunity creation, the second is opportunity capture. One mistake that sales managers often make is to undervalue opportunity creation and focus exclusively on opportunity capture. By looking at the number of opportunities created, you capture a metric that measures how well you are doing in building your pipeline.Deal Size: It’s easy for a salesperson to perceive every prospect as being a good prospect, believing every prospect they pursue brings them that much closer to their goals. The reality suggests something different for most sales organizations, namely that the too small deals take as much time as larger deals while not contributing enough towards your goals. The size of a deal is important, and the average of these deals is a good indicator as to whether your salespeople are pursuing the right clients. This metric allows you to coach your team to focus on the right deals, not only those who appear to be more receptive.The Value of the Opportunities: Rarely do I ever see this metric being captured. Because the salesperson captures the value of an individual opportunity when they enter the information to the CRM, the individual value is looked at while the collective value is ignored. The value in the collective value of the opportunities created in a week is that it allows you to verify that you are generating enough new opportunities to meet your goals. If you have a goal of $20,000,000 in revenue, you need to win $384,000 in new business a week. Which brings us to win rates.Win Rates: This is a critical metric for determining how well you are doing at building your pipeline. We’re going to weave this metric together with the value of the opportunities created. If you have a 40 percent win rate, yielding $384,000 in new revenue a week means creating $961,000 in new opportunities each week. You need $50,000,000 in new opportunities annually to yield $20,000,000. When you underestimate what needs to happen in a week, you put your goal at risk.Segment: For some sales organizations, their teams cover different segments of markets. They may have one team that calls on more transactional business, another that calls on Small and Medium Businesses, and one that focuses exclusively on Enterprise clients. In cases where this is true, the segmentation can tell an important story. Looking at the metrics above as filtered by the segment allows you to ensure that you are growing the segments appropriately, or in some cases changing the focus of the sales force.Solution: When you sell products, services, and solutions, it can make sense to look at the pipeline through the filter of a solution. Maybe you are doing well in products but lagging when it comes to services. Or you could be succeeding in services, but not selling the larger, compelling differentiated services that allow you to displace your competitors.Deals That Moved Forward: There are two metrics rolled up into this one view: number of deals, and value of deals. In B2B sales, deals progress over time, some moving faster, and some necessarily moving slower. What you want to ensure is that deals are progressing from week to week, that action is being taken to progress your opportunities. The number of deals moving forward is a good metric, and so is the value of those deals. But a word of caution here, as you also must look at the deals that moved backward in stages or that fell out of the pipeline for one reason or another.Commitment: This is a personal favorite for me because I believe that is an indicator that the opportunity is real and that the salesperson knows how to move the deal forward. The prompt that can be recorded is the commitment that the prospective client has made that indicates they have agreed to the next step. The 10 commitments I wrote about in The Lost Art of Closing are good guideposts, but you can capture these as customer-verifiable outcomes, or whatever makes sense for you and your organization.If you want to see how I look at these metrics and how I use data visualization to assess pipeline performance, please join me for this webinar on Coaching Pipeline and Data Visualization with Microsoft’s suite of business analytics tools within PowerBI.This post is sponsored by:last_img read more

Pablo powers Pocari comeback vs UP

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 LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera In the second game, BaliPure survived a big scare from Power Smashers to post a 25-15, 22-25, 20-25, 25-19, 15-6 win and start off its bid on a winning note.With the feisty Lady Maroons trimming a 15-21 deficit to 20-22 on a down-the-line foray of Diane Carlos, Pablo uncorked from the back row to extinguish it.Pablo accounted for 18 points, while Elaine Kasilag had 15 for Pocari Sweat, which has won the league’s previous three conferences.Early on, the Lady Warriors didn’t look like the reigning champions that they are as the young guns from UP yanked out the opening set from them.Carlos and Isa Molde conspired to seal the first-set win for the Lady Maroons, sending across a message that their team means business.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ What ‘missteps’?center_img Pablo, who last year rocked the volleyball scene after inking a P7-million contract, slammed a stinger from the back row to quell the Lady Maroons’ late charge in the fourth set.“Our advantage would always be our teamwork,” said Pablo in Filipino. “And we listen to what our coach (Rico de Guzman) tells us.”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 starsDe Guzman, the Lady Warriors’ newly appointed head mentor, also reminded his wards that their star spiker would need some support.“We need to work on a lot of things. Get the first ball, speed things up but everybody has to step up,” said De Guzman. “We got to help Myla.” Myla Pablo once again proved that she’s up to her pay grade Sunday night.With the three-time champion Pocari in a bumpy ride, Pablo took over to bail her team out over hard-fighting University of the Philippines, 21-25, 25-20,25-18, 25-21, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LATEST STORIES Torres upends GT favorites Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more