Macandili on facing powerhouse teams in AVC: ‘This is anybody’s game’

first_imgMacandili registered 19 excellent digs, 13 more than Vietnam’s Dinh Thi Thuy, and 12 excellent receptions to help the Philippines, 79th-ranked team in the world.READ: Valdez, Santiago praise Maraño in PH win over Vietnam And there were plays that weren’t recorded in the stat sheet, for instance Macandili’s several heart-stopping receptions on Tran Thi Thanh Thuy’s booming spikes.“For the past two games, I was still finding my groove,” said Macandili who shares libero duties with Denden Lazaro. “So I think I finally got my rhythm against Vietnam.”ADVERTISEMENT Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—–When the Philippines and Vietnam, which are miles away from each other in the FIVB standings, it was the smallest Filipino on the court who made one of the biggest impacts.Dawn Macandili, a reserve player for the Philippines’ Southeast Asian Games squad, pestered the region’s reigning silver medalists and helped the Philippines upset Vietnam, 27-25. 26-24, 17-25, 25-23 in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball ChampionshipADVERTISEMENT The 5-foot libero was aware of how ahead the Vietnamese are in the rankings but she knew that momentum can change easily by just a few plays on the floor.READ: Philippines stuns Vietnam in AVC FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I thought at first that ‘oh no we’re facing one of the top teams in the world,’” said Macandili in Filipino. “But when we started playing, I said to myself ‘wait this is volleyball we’re talking about,’ this is anybody’s game.”And even though Alyssa Valdez and Jaja Santiago brought the offensive pain with 20 and 19 points, respectively, it was Macandili who frustrated the 44th-ranked team in the world in the defensive end. Canete makes good on promise to help save PH polo Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titleslast_img read more

Andrea Perrone has been named Brioni Group CEO and

first_imgAndrea Perrone has been named Brioni Group CEO and replaces the governing committee of which he was part together with Antonella de Simone and Antonio Bianchini, who managed the Group’s companies for the past three years, a governing structure set in place by Brioni over the last 10 years.“I would like to thank Antonella De Simone and Antonio Bianchini for their fundamental contribution to the consolidation of Brioni and to the Group’s company policy leading up to this historic turning point that will allow us to face the challenges of the current recession more cohesively” said Andrea Perrone “Mr.Bianchini and Mrs.De Simone will continue to actively support Brioni’s expansion and further development”.At the same time as Andrea Perrone’s appointment, the Group announced consolidated 2008 revenues that were substantially unchanged from 2007’s €206.5M, with consolidated profits (EBITDA) of €32M, 3% down on the previous year.“We are very pleased that our business continued to do well in 2008, and we are well aware of the challenges we will be facing, especially in North America, in 2009,” Mr. Perrone said in a company statement. “In the current year we will continue to concentrate on value-added quality production and on our successful casual wear. Defending employment and protecting our know-how is something that we care about very much and that will require sacrifices over the coming months, but we are confident that in the mid-term we will be repaid for defending the excellence and exclusiveness of our ‘Made in Italy’ products.”The company has announced that it is planning a commercial strategy that centres on the new emerging economies in Asia. This ambitious business expansion plan will involve China with new openings in Shanghai, Beijing and other Chinese cities, starting from September this year.In the past 2 years Brioni has pursued an international expansion strategy, opening in Russia (Saint Petersburg, Kiev and Ekaterinburg), Kazakhstan (Almaty), Azerbaijan (Baku), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Hong Kong, China (Macao and Beijing), South Korea (Seoul), Indonesia (Jakarta), India (Mumbai and New Delhi), UAE (Dubai), France (Cannes) and in the United States with a new boutique in Bal Harbour, Florida.The company also plans to open new stores in Barcelona, Venice, Dusseldorf and Hamburg as a sign of confidence in the European elite. “Despite the recession we continue to have a loyal following among affluent European consumers, including the German-speaking countries of Switzerland, Germany and Austria, who are enthusiastic about Brioni’s contemporary sartorial elegance.”www.brioni.comlast_img read more