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UAE Exchange Bahrain conducted a blood donation

Tuesday, 01 May 2012
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Posted on : 2012-05-01

The UAE Exchange Bahrain, in association with King Hamad University Hospital in Muharraq, conducted a blood donation campaign. More than 20 employees of the UAE Exchange Bahrain donated blood.


Buffalos too strong for Shake-Shack Open Kitchen continue winning streak, down Tisok


Buffalo Cafe

KUWAIT CITY, April 29: Buffalo Caf├â┬® kick-started their season with a bang by trouncing Shake-Shack 90-39 while Chronos Mills also outscored the Knights as the UAE Exchange/Xpress Money PABAK 28th Conference tournament entered the second week Friday at the Kuwait Disabled Sports Club in Hawalli.
The seven-game schedule for the week-end ended with the following results: Open Kitchen 76 vs. Tisok 70; Cebu Gemini Cargo 80 vs. Pinoy Kuwait 62; Buffalo Caf├â┬® 90 vs. Shake-Shack 39; Batangs 103 vs. Marina Volts 99; Chronos Mills 73 vs. Knights 66; IMCO 79 vs. Toyota AlSayer 71; LDJ Club-X 94 vs. Flipside78.
Open Kitchen restaurant outclassed Tisok 76-70 to continue their winning run in the leaguers group they started last week after their narrow victory over Club-X. The Open Kitchen restaurateurs put up a brilliant performance to soften the tough Tisok squad in a dominating fashion, leaving no room for doubt as to who was the better team. They pulled off the victory with a combination of smothering defense and a well-oiled offense that left the Tisok boys seemingly dazed.

Although both squads applied tough defense, Open Kitchen did it with such telling effect that only two Tisok players managed to come up with double figures, leaving the latterÔÇÖs marksmen no clear looks with their leech-like marking; and though the Tisoks succeeded in slowing down Nino Canlas, they had no solution against the deadly trio of Alvin Apalin, Marlon Batino and Joe Casuga who took turns tormenting them, raining points from virtually all angles.
Tisok however stayed on the heels of the restaurateurs with Arturo Magbanua the substitute offense player leading the charge to push them into a third quarter lead. Tisok were left floundering after their brief lead in the third quarter as the restaurateurs tightened the screws and breaking the game wide open with a blitz that sent them slightly ahead 72-69 with 4 minutes remaining on the clock. Open Kitchen continued piling on the pressure till the buzzer saved the Tisoks at 76-70 for Open Kitchen.
Apalin knocked in 19 markers to lead all scorers while Batino had 16, Casuga 11, De La Cruz 7, Canlas 6 and Tan 5 with the rest of the points spread among the team. Magbanua paced Tisok with 13 with Jayson Manalo chipping in 8.

Elsewhere in the Inter-Company group, Arnold Sison and Mike Servila showed their top pedigrees as they led the Cebu Gemini Cargo squad to shoot down the high-flying Pinoy Kuwait in the second game of the day. The two stalwarts guided their team past Pinoy Kuwait, with Sison quarterbacking the offense while also delivering clutch hits and perimeter threat Rich Beltran playing decoy to set up Joseph Vargas and Edward Vilarosa. Benjie Pascasio also led the Pinoys in defense that denied GeminiÔÇÖs hit men from getting good looks at the basket.
With the slippery Beltran leading the offense, Gemini Cargo led in the early going, taking the first quarter 27-13 on the combined efforts of Jonas Espritu, Sison and Servilla. Pinoy Kuwait seemed to have lost momentum at that point, thus leaving the Gemini scorers to have a field day to the end. Sison led Gemini scorers in double figures with 24 points followed by Servilla with 14 with Beltran and Mallari lobbing in 9 apiece. Pascasio tallied 10 with Vargas adding 9 points for the losing Pinoy squad.

Also, in a battle of restaurants, Shake-Shack suffered another loss in addition to their opening day loss at the hands of Incape last week as Buffalo Caf├â┬® mercilessly drowned them 90-39. It was a one-sided affair that saw the Buffalos charge on their opponents to lob in the baskets at will to the end. Shake-Shack captain Jayson Manalo was the only member of the team left with a double digit score of 12 for his side. Bernie Ariola led Buffalo Caf├â┬® with 29, Melvin Icaro 21, Flaviano Ramirez 10, Jay-Pee Vilano 7 and Ronnie Cruz 6 points. Marlon Amalat added 8 points to ManaloÔÇÖs 12 to paced Shake-Shack in their loss.
In another leaguers game, Batangs narrowly beat Marina Volts 103-99 to register their second consecutive win in the league so far. As both teams won their games last week, there was the determination on both sides to win this game to keep the momentum flowing. Despite fielding a full complement and enjoying a ceiling advantage with their twin towers in Ferdie Cruz and Marc Mariano and high-scoring Jun Ninon, Robert Lorenzo and Kim Poliquit didnÔÇÖt always have their way against the plucky and smaller Marina Volts, who led them most of the way in the early going behind the derring-do of Jojo Obordo with help from Villareal, Balaquit and Ombra for a 34-32 first half lead.

Both squads finished the third quarter dead even at 43-43 before BatangsÔÇÖ hulking Jaguar Rocreo started to assert himself in the paint, while Cruz and Mariano took care of the perimeter while clamping down of defense en route to a tight 103-99 win at the buzzer. Cruz led the way in scoring with 28 buckets while Mariano added 16, Ninon 12 and Kim 9 points. Obordo scored 24 with Villareal adding 15 points in Marina Volts squadÔÇÖs losing cause.
The rampant Chronos Mills squad barely broke sweat in their win over the Knights in game five, breaking the game after 36-23 first half, into a 55-42 bubble in the third and turned on the heat further in the fourth en route to a one-sided 73-66 win. Two Chronos Mills delivered double figures with James Carillo making 28 and Jayson Santillan 13 points. Julfre Miles and Wilson Ramos shot 12 apiece for the KnightsÔÇÖ losing cause.

IMCO Engineers got double digit outputs from quarterbacks Don Marote and Marvin Vidal to lift them past Toyota AlSayer to book a good position in the Inter-Company group as both teams were playing their first games of the season so far. Marote and Vidal knocked in 15 and 14 apiece with Joey Lorilla hitting 8, Allan Yap and Dexter 6 points each. James Po and Choy Mico scored 14 and 13 points in a losing effort for Toyota.
The last game saw LDJ Club-X convincingly win their game against the Flipside squad. Club-X built an early 89-68 cushion after the first three quarters of play and spent the rest of the game warding off a furious fight-back by the Flipside. Club-XÔÇÖs Allan Nunez, Aries Garcera and Dirk Basco led scoring in the first quarter, while Nico Legarde and Dindo Bernante took charge in the second to help build the 8-points cushion and the quartet combined to help hold off FlipsideÔÇÖs charge the rest of the way en route to the win. Nunez shot 28 with Garcera and Baco adding 18 and 11 apiece in Club-XÔÇÖs victory. Flipside had two players in double figures with Romy Navarro Pacer making 21 and Jeff Diwa 19 points.
The UAE Exchange/ Xpress Money PABAK 28th Conference Tournament under the able management of Rod Cerezo and his team of officials is made possible by the kind sponsorship from UAE Exchange, Xpress Money Transfer, ORBIT Showtime Network (OSN), Kabayan Corner Travel Agency, Western Express Cargo Services and Gina Mills Manpower Consultants.


Xpress Money rewards customers


Xpress Money, the GCC'S preferred money transfer brand, has an ongoing promotion - Everybody is a Winner, an exciting Scratch and Win promotion, launched exclusively for its customers in Bahrain.

Everybody is a Winner is a77-day Xpress Money promotion, running across all UAE Exchange centres in Bahrain, which started on March 25 and will culminate on June 10.

To take part in this promotion a customer needs to walk into any of the UAE Exchange branch in Bahrain and remit money using Xpress Money to any global locaion where  Xpress Money services are available. Every transacting customer will be given a scratch card for instant use.

As part of this promotion customers can win gold coins, Xpress Money T-shirts, torch lights, caps key chains and pens, instantly.



"As a brand, we are always looking to build greater levels of engagement with the customer", said Xpress Money Mena and AFPAK business development head Pushpak Damania. "Everybody is a winner is our way of rewarding our customers for investing their faithin us. An instant gift is assured every time a customer transacts using our services, and we are sure that it will bring a smile to our customer's faces".

ÔÇ£In a short span of just over three years, we have built up a strong network with 10 branches across the country,ÔÇØ said UAE Exchange Bahrain country head Deepak Nair.

ÔÇ£With committed service, we have become the first choice of millions of customers. Xpress Money too, is growing quickly in Bahrain, thanks to its easyto-use, convenient and efficient

Xpress Money is a global money transfer brand with a thriving presence in more than 125 countries in five continents across 135,000 agent locations across the world. Xpress Money provides its customers with a simple, fast and safe way to transfer money anywhere in the world through innovative technology, superior customer service and its extensive worldwide network.

This promotion is hosted bythe worldÔÇÖs trusted money transferor, UAE Exchange, at all its 10 branches across Bahrain.

UAE Exchange being the main agent for Xpress Money in Bahrain, with more than 560 direct offices globally and having banking relationships with more than 150 banks worldwide, is in partnership with Xpress Money for this Scratch and Win promotion. All its 10 branches in Bahrain would participate actively to promote this promotion to all customers.




For more information please visit  UAE Exchange Bahrain or log on to Xpressmoney corporate website or call 17228224