Alab Pilipinas lose 4th straight game ahead of ABL playoffs

first_imgSarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Saigon dealt Alab its fourth straight loss and eighth overall heading into the quarterfinal round.Once owning the league’s best record for a long stretch in the tournament, Alab settled for the No. 2 behind the Formosa Dreamers and will face Hong Kong Eastern in a best-of-three series in the quarters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsRenaldo Balkman returned from a concussion to lead the Philippine side with 25 points and eight rebounds while Ray Parks added 16 points.Alab missed the services of its other Puerto Rican reinforcement in PJ Ramos. FILE – Alab Pilipinas guard Ray Parks goes for a layup against the Formosa Dreamers. Photo from ABLSan Miguel Alab Pilipinas’ untimely woes continued after falling to the Saigon Heat, 80-81, in the 2019 Asean Basketball League at CIS Arena in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.Trevon Hughes lifted the Heat with 24 points, including the game-winning free throw with five seconds left, while Kyle Barone notched a double-double with 22 points and 14 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption NU becomes first back-to-back NBTC champion View commentslast_img read more

Guyana needs all the help in crime, recidivism possible

first_imgDear Editor,I said it in a letter about a year ago and I will say it again. The Ministry of Public Security, perhaps, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection, needs to have someone or a team, go into the Guyana prisons and find out from the inmates why they are becoming so violent. Those who have been arrested for committing these unconscionable crimes should be approached and engaged in some formal Q&A sessions.The Government, for the sake of the safety of its citizens, needs to know what is driving these criminals to be so violent. We need to know if there are things that can be done to reduce or eliminate these behaviours. It is as though these perpetrators have given up on life. They commit these heinous crimes and then brag about them as if they suspect that there are no consequences for their actions. Or as if their own lives have no meaning. Something is driving these individuals to perpetuate these vicious acts and the administrators of this country need to find out what is happening.How is it that there are so many guns for hire? What is it about the mood in this country that a young person would be so willing to risk their life and freedom to commit such barbaric acts? As a criminologist, with a passion for Clinical Psychology, I would be very interested in those findings and I am sure that there are other segments of society that will be equally interested. A suicidal person seeks to end their own life. However, over the last 7 to 12 years we have seen in Guyana a blatant desire for our young people to engage in the act of taking other peoples’ lives, either as revenge acts or paid assignments.What we as a country need to understand from those involved in these behaviours is why has the value placed on life (of others as well as their own) become so insignificant and inconsequential to them?The security and judicial systems are not designed to deal with the collection of data that will aid in these kinds of research. Therefore, the Government needs to construct and empower an outfit to immediately undertake the challenge of ascertaining the causative factors for these deadly, antisocial behaviours exhibited among our youth. The research should include demographics – race, parental upbringing, gender, academic level, religion, age, etc. The research should be conducted by individuals who are trained and experienced in dealing with the nuances of the criminal mind, possessing the disposition to gather truthful answers from the participants. Once a significant amount of data is collected and complied, it should then be released nationally so that stakeholders could sift through the findings to see how they might be able to help. For instance, if the data shows that the offenders are of a particular age range, or race, or academic status, or if they come from a certain demographic, programmes can then be designed and interventions made with those scientific realities in mind.Editor, for years, Guyana has been shooting at the crime situation in the dark. A reduction in criminal activities will have to include every possible, conceivable aspect of solutions. Cronyism, incestuous friendships, party affiliations, race and ethnicity will have to be relinquished. Guyana’s problems – all of them – can be traced to our 50 years of academic brain-drain. Therefore, all the help that is needed in Guyana should be welcomed, especially in the area of crime and recidivism.PastorWendell JeffreyPractical ChristianityMinistrieslast_img read more