Saturday, July 23, 2016


Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight and former NBA player DeCovan “Dee” Brown will tip off NBA FIT Week in the Philippines by training elite Filipino athletes and coaches at this year’s Gatorade NBA Training Center, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Gatorade announced today.  The 2016 Gatorade NBA Training Center will be held at the Gatorade Hoops Center at Mandaluyong City on July 19.

Returning for the third consecutive year, the Gatorade NBA Training Center will gather experts in basketball, fitness and conditioning, and nutrition to share best practices and learnings with elite local athletes and coaches.  NBA FIT Week, which begins July 19 in the Philippines, will highlight the importance of healthy, active lifestyles through three pillars: be active, eat healthy, and play together.  Additional NBA FIT Week activities include an interactive fan event featuring Globe Telecom’s sports ambassadors at the BGC Amphitheater on July 20, a full-day health and wellness event sponsored by the NBA Store, and an NBA Cares clinic for 13-year-old boys and girls from Special Olympics Philippines at TriNoma Activity Center on July 21. 

“Being a great player is the product of maintaining good workout, eating and sleeping habits,” said Knight.  “I’m looking forward to participating in NBA FIT Week and teaching talented young players in the Philippines the importance of fitness and nutrition both on and off the court.”

“I’m excited to visit the Philippines for the first time and experience the passion that Filipino fans have for basketball,” said Brown.  “Having had the opportunity to work in the NBA, WNBA, and NBA D-League, I look forward to sharing my coaching knowledge and providing valuable insights on fitness and conditioning to help athletes and coaches elevate their games to the next level.”

Brandon Knight
No. 11/3 – Phoenix Suns
Position: Point Guard
Height: 6’3” (1.9 m)
Weight: 189 lbs (85 kg)
Twitter: @Goodknight11
Facebook: Brandon Knight
Career Highlights
 Selected 8th overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2011 NBA Draft
 Acquired by the Phoenix Suns along with Kendall Marshall in a three-team trade involving the Milwaukee Bucks and the Philadelphia 76ers
 Participated in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge during the 2012 and 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend
 Became the first NBA rookie since Steve Francis to record 20+ points, 10+ assists and no turnovers at Detroitagainst the Sacramento Kings (23 pts/10 asts)
 Named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2012Personal
 Born Brandon Emmanuel Knight on December 2, 1991 in Miami, Florida
 Son of Efrem and Tonya Knight
 Maintained a 4.3 grade-point average (GPA) at Pine Crest High School
 Selected as the 2009-10 Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year and the 2008-09 Gatorade National BoysBasketball High School Player of the Year 

The Gatorade NBA Training Center on July 19 will feature both Knight and Brown running a basketball clinic for Filipino college basketball players and Brown sharing his coaching philosophies with professional and collegiate coaches in an exclusive coaches session.

Knight, a 6’3” guard from the University of Kentucky, was selected eighth overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2011 NBA Draft.  Knight spent 2013-15 with the Milwaukee Bucks before joining the Phoenix Suns midway through the 2015 season and averaged 19.6 points, 5.1 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game for the Suns last season.

Dee Brown
No. 7 – Boston Celtics/Toronto Raptors/Orlando Magic
Position: Point Guard and Shooting Guard
Height: 6’1” (1.85 m)
Weight: 160 lbs (73 kg)
Career Highlights
 Selected 19th overall by the Boston Celtics in the 1990 NBA Draft
 Named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 1991
 Won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest during the 1991 All-Star Weekend
 Led the NBA with 135 three-pointers made in 1998-99 as a member of the Toronto Raptors
 Served as director of player development for the Orlando Magic in 2002
 Served as head coach in the WNBA for the Orlando Miracle (2002) and the San Antonio Silver Stars (2004)
 Served as head coach in the NBA D-League for the Springfield Armor from 2009-2011
 Served as assistant head coach and director of player development for the Detroit Pistons (2011-2013),Sacramento Kings (2013-2015), and Denver Nuggets (2015-2016)
 Currently a pro personnel scout for the L.A. Clippers Personal
 Born DeCovan Kadell Brown on November 29, 1968 in Jacksonville, Florida
 Son of DeCovan and Charlene Brown; married to Tammy Brown and father to four children (daughters Alexis,Alyssa, Alanni and son Anakin)
 Member of the Jacksonville University Hall of Fame
 Involved in charity organizations throughout Central Florida
 Won a one-year contract as a studio analyst for ESPN through the now-defunct reality show "Dream Job"
 Started a basketball training company called EDGE (Elite Development Growth Environment) Basketball, LLC
Brown played for the Boston Celtics (1990-98), Toronto Raptors (1998-00) and Orlando Magic (2000-02) during his 12-year NBA career and won the Slam Dunk Contest at NBA All-Star 1991.  Following his retirement as a player, Brown served as head coach of the WNBA’s Orlando Miracle (2002) and San Antonio Silver Stars (2004) prior to joining the NBA D-League’s Springfield Armor as head coach (2009-11).  Brown most recently served as an assistant coach for the Pistons (2011-13) and Sacramento Kings (2013-15).

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About the NBA
The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League.  The league has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2015-16 season featured 100 international players from 37 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include and the NBA app, which achieved record traffic during the 2014-15 season, as well as NBA TV.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than one billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

About Gatorade
Gatorade is a sports drink brand formulated to increase endurance, sustain energy and provide hydration.  Backed up by 40 years of science and research, it is a winning formula guaranteed to improve performance, break physical limits and make winners out of many athletes.  The Gatorade Company, Inc. is a manufacturer of sports-themed beverage and food products, built around its signature line of sports drinks. Gatorade is currently manufactured by PepsiCo and distributed in over 80 countries.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Kenwood successful in the Red Dot Award 2015: MultiOne awarded for high design quality

Kenwood MultiOne won over the 38-member jury of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015. With this kitchen machine, Kenwood proved its design excellence in the most important competition for product design, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

The international experts discussed and assessed each of the 4,928 entries from 56 countries. But only the designs that won over the jury with their quality and innovative power were given an award. Kenwood MultiOne succeeded in convincing the jury members, deservedly winning the sought-after Red Dot seal of quality.

The Kenwood MultiOne has been designed to present the baking appeal of a mixer and the daily task of food processing in an integrated format. Practicalities have been carefully considered throughout the design. All attachments including the primary food processor, juicer and blender are located on the central hub outlet for ease and simplicity. Easy access to the mixing bowl for adding ingredients has been achieved through the head lift design. A contemporary and clean aesthetic reinforces the attractiveness of this all-in-one appliance.
Throughout the world and across different industries, Red Dot is seen as the award for high design quality. The international Red Dot jury bestows the sought-after seal of quality only to those products that stand out clearly from comparable entries thanks to their excellent design.

Jamie Weaden, Industrial Design Team Leader at Kenwood comments: “Our products achieve both a rational consumer pull as well as an emotional one. MultiOne has been designed with both user convenience and functionality front of mind. We believe a progressive aesthetic paired with investment in the key touch points, both in terms of time and cost, will be critical in driving desire and delivering delight in ownership for many years to come.”

Professor Dr Peter Zec, Founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award: “For 60 years, the most-respected design experts have been convening every year in Essen to seek out the best designs. This year we had a record number of almost 5,000 entries – a huge amount of work for our jury members, who assessed each individual product, and a special value of the distinction due to the high standard. The laureates of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 have demonstrated exceptionally high achievements and have thus been deservedly successful in the world’s largest design competition.”

The internationally respected product competition will culminate in the Red Dot Gala in Essen on 29 June 2015. The glamorous award ceremony with more than 1,200 guests will be hosted by Professor Dr Peter Zec in Essen’s Aalto-Theater. At the subsequent Designers’ Night after-show party, the winners celebrate into the early hours in the midst of award-winning products in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen. The winning products are then presented for four weeks in the special exhibition “Design on Stage” before being included in the museum’s permanent exhibition.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

With roughly 2,000 exhibits over 4,000 square metres, the Red Dot Design Museum presents the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design. The successful entries in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 will be shown from 29 June to 26 July 2015 in an impressive special exhibition in the midst of the historical industrial architecture of the Zollverein World Heritage site. In “Design on Stage”, visitors will experience the current top achievements up close and personal, because this hands-on exhibition expressly encourages visitors to touch and try out the exhibits. In this way, fans of design can find out about the trends in international product design and see for themselves the good quality of the MultiOne kitchen machines.

About Kenwood
- Since the 1950s, Kenwood has been famous the world over for innovation, quality and great design, with many of its products, in particular the Kenwood Chef kitchen machine, surviving as much-loved kitchen heirlooms for the next generation

- As well as the iconic Kenwood Chef, the company now produces a comprehensive range of kitchen appliances from food processors to hand blenders, and kettles to breadmakers — everything you need to make your life easier in the kitchen

- Looking to the future, Kenwood’s aim is to carry on serving the needs of people's changing lifestyles — setting the standard for affordable, high quality innovation for millions of customers all over the world

About the Red Dot Award:
In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept.

The Red Dot Award was created by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen and with around 17,000 entries each year is one of the best-respected design competitions in the world. In 2015, it is celebrating its 60th anniversary: It was in 1955 that a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. The sought-after award, the “Red Dot”, is the revered international seal of outstanding design quality.

Award-winning designers, manufacturers and agencies use the Red Dot winner label and receive numerous other winners’ privileges, such as the presentation of the award-winning product on Red Dot Online, in the Red Dot Design Yearbook, the Red Dot App and on Red Dot 21. Additionally, the winning products are communicated in the international PR activities of Red Dot and exhibited in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen for a whole year.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Iya Villania Only Trusts the Expert

Loratadine Claritin World's Number One Anti-Allergy

Manila, Philippines – Allergies exist in different forms. Sometimes, you may find yourself sneezing uncontrollably, or experience a runny nose paired with watery eyes. Allergy attacks might vary, but one thing’s for sure: it impairs your senses and hinders you from living your life to the fullest.

Allergy symptoms might be common among many people, so common that there exists a lot of misconceptions about allergies. Some of these myths include that if you ignore the allergy attacks, it will eventually go away. Sometimes, people even go as far as exposing themselves to allergens in the hope that they will become immune to it. There are also those who think that overtime, they will eventually outgrow their allergy and be “healed” completely.

All of these notions are wrong. In fact, when it comes to allergies, you should only trust the expert to treat and get rid of common allergy symptoms. Take Claritin.

Claritin, the world’s number one anti-allergy medicine 1, continues its plight in fighting common allergies so that you can enjoy life’s adventures both indoors and outdoors. There are many anti-allergy brands that are present in the market right now. What makes Claritin the best choice is its heritage and track record for the past 25 years that gives the brand an edge and a deeper understanding of the allergy sufferer. Simply put, no one knows how to treat allergies better than Claritin.
“We want to be able to make others work and play hard, without the interruption of their allergy attacks. With its proven efficacy and guaranteed reliability, Claritin is truly the number one anti-allergy brand in the world,” says Emmanuel Cruz, Brand Manager.

Besides being the number one non-drowsy over the counter antihistamine and the number one allergy brand in the world, Claritin also continues to be the pioneer in anti-allergy through its recent launch of the new orally-disintegrating format in Claritin Reditabs.

Celebrity host and TV personality Iya Villania-Arellano who is the prime example of a person who lives life to the fullest, has been experiencing symptoms of allergies for a long time and she only trusts the expert, Claritin. In fact, Iya first used Claritin as a young girl in Australia and the brand has always been her go-to medicine when it comes to allergies. Now that she is back in the Philippines, recently married and starting her own family, Iya still continues to trust Claritin.

Iya shares, “I’m always around different things that are dusty and feathery. At home, my husband owns a pet cat that I’m super allergic to! I love pets but I just can’t be around them for a long time, or else I’ll end up sneezing my way through the day. When this happens, I only trust the expert and take Claritin, the world’s number one allergy medicine.”

This is the same hope that Claritin has for those who suffer from allergies everyday – to be always ready and able to fulfill your many roles at home and at work so you can live life to the fullest, just like Iya. Claritin is the brand that knows how to treat allergies better. Trust only the world’s expert in allergy relief, trust only Claritin.

1 Based on IMS R4B MAT October 2015 database