UP ends slump, sends UST reeling to eighth straight loss

first_imgLATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ 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 award Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “This is just too difficult for us because we just wanted to get another win after the three losses we had,” said UP head coach Bo Perasol. “This is something that can perk us up, make us believe again that we can still do this.”Despite the win, the rebounding department was a cause of concern for UP after the UST dominated the rebounds, 61-40. “Every time we go up against UST, it’s always going to be a classic for us,” said Perasol. “I don’t think that we will be able to outrebound the lineup of UST and true enough we’re outrebounded by 21.”The Maroons, though, were able to neutralized the Growling Tigers’ advantage by forcing them to 23 turnovers that led to 24 points.Janjan Jaboneta had 12 points in his first start to pace the Fighting Maroons while Jun Manzo and Paul Desiderio added 11 and 10 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ After international duties, Raymar Jose takes talents to PBA Outtara missed out on a double-double with nine points and 11 rebounds for UP.Lee had a game-high 17 points to lead UST while Akomo added seven points, 20 rebounds, and four blocks. The win allowed UP to take the no. 5 seed with a 4-4 record, half a game behind Far Eastern University.Ibrahim Outtara scored on a layup to give UP a 70-64 lead with 1:16 to go but UST managed to score five unanswered points with Lee drilling a three from the left wing to cut the lead to one, 70-69, with 11 seconds remaining in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAfter a split from the line from point guard Jun Manzo, UST center Steve Akomo secured the rebound for UST with 9.2 seconds left and the Growling Tigers immediately started to run the break.Marvin Lee then had two attempts to play hero for UST but both of his shots bounced in and out of the rim. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson FILE Photo – UP Fighting Maroons. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines recovered from its three-game losing streak in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, nipping University of Santo Tomas, 71-69, Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Fighting Maroons had a promising start to the season, going 3-1 but lost their final three games of the first round to fall to 3-4ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Oil will not bring crime to Guyana – US ambassador

first_img– warns of soaring production of coca in ColombiaBusinesses are the driving force for economic development of any country. Among the factors determining investment climate and Private Sector development, a company’A section of the audience at the GMSA luncheon which was hosted at the Pegasus Hotels exposure to crime plays a significant role. Crime may cause high costs and damage to businesses.These points were underscored by United States (US) Ambassador to Guyana Perry Holloway at the Guyana Manufacturing Services Association (GMSA) luncheon at the Pegasus Hotel on Tuesday where he zeroed in on the potential threats that crime can have on the economy.During his feature address, the US diplomat said one of the things that everyone is concerned about is what will happen when oil production begins here. While there is a general perception that oil may cause an upsurge in criminal activities, he said that he views this differently.Holloway, who has worked in many countries where crime is at its peak, like Afghanistan, told the attendees of the luncheon, “I don’t think that it’s oil and gas that attracts crime. It’s more people, more money. So, Guyana could be having a boom in an agriculture product but if it brought more money and more people… you guys are good business people but let me tell you that the criminals out there are good business people also and what do they want? The same thing you want, more profit.”US Ambassador to Guyana Perry Holloway delivering the feature address at the GMSA’s luncheon on TuesdayHe said since being appointed ambassador to Guyana, he has had a thorough look at the local crime statistics and he has seen some improvements over the past years. “…not to say that there isn’t a lot of work to be done and not that crime isn’t going on every day all round us, but is a long process.”Using Colombia as an example as one country that moved from being one of worst in the world for its high crime rates to a democracy, the US ambassador said it took political will to get to that place.“Its fine for the Americans to come in and offer some help and okay for the Brits to come in and offer a security programme but if the Government, people, Private Sector and civil society doesn’t want it, all programmes will fail. It requires political will and not just at the political level but this is something we want to deal with,” he added.The US diplomat told the packed audience that while crime in Guyana is not at its worst like in some countries, there is some level which needs to be tackled collaboratively.He said, “You can’t have Police…go after 21st century criminals with 19th utilities and equipment. It just can’t be done. I think that everyone’s heart is in the right place and I think both the previous and current Governments have spent a lot of money on security.”Holloway also declared that the US Government has invested close to US$80 million over the past 10 years in Guyana’s security sector, while hundreds of millions have been spent in the Region as a whole.But the US diplomat said one of the most major concerns that should be on everyone’s mind is the production of cocoa, a prime material to make cocaine, which is soaring through the roof in Colombia. Since Guyana serves as a transshipment destination for cocaine trafficking, the country stands to see a possible spike in these criminal activities, as other such destinations will also have to prepare for it.Meanwhile, GMSA President Sham Nokta in his remarks also touched on the high crime rate which is a key factor to the defects of national security and by extension the business climate.“In such an environment all citizens and businesses are vulnerable and are potential victims of crime. However, small business are particularly vulnerable, as often they do not have the safe guard in place to prevent or to detect criminal activity. And I believe recent events in the last week or so has clearly brought this to the forum,” he added.For small countries like Guyana, Nokta said the state suffers disproportionately both from crime which originates within society and from crime driven by actions sometimes many miles from here. However, he said because the drivers of crime are ever changing and increasing in the international nature in which it is done, it is becoming ever more important.Referring to an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study, the GMSA President said the Caribbean circle has some uniquely high levels of violent crimes. According to the study, estimates of the cost of crime and violence range between 5 to 10 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).“There is the view that intra-regional drug trafficking is a main force behind the upsurge in violent crimes in the Region, more recently there have been indications that crack downs in parts of central and south America have displaced cartels who are now intentionally moving into the Caribbean,” he added.Nokta said this is not good news, considering where Guyana is geographically between suppliers and markets coupled with inadequate patrols of the expansive coastline and territorial waters.“The Caribbean appears to be swimming against the tide. That said, addressing drug trafficking and the violent crime that accompany it cannot be done by any single country or region, it is a global problem which requires global solutions. Guyana is not exempt from the scorch of increased crime in the Region.”last_img read more