first_imgBut the season didn’t end the way Thirdy wanted as he crumbled playing in the championship series against fierce rival and heavy favorite La Salle. “I was kind of pressured,” he confesses. “I admit it was my fault that I got pressured.”The Green Archers swept the Blue Eagles in the best-of-three where Thirdy struggled, committing crucial turnovers in the final stretch of Game 1 and missing all 10 of his field-goal attempts in Game 2. “Gravity of the game,” he says. “It went into my head and affected my game. It’s not an excuse not to play.”Postseason, Thirdy had expected to hear all the noise again—the scrutiny, the criticisms, the constant comparison with the Ravena men. But like in recent setbacks in his young career, Thirdy quickly vows: “I’ll come back stronger. Hopefully, play better—good enough to win the championship.”Thirdy has learned to filter the negatives. Much like how he zones out when he turns his music on. Perhaps, it helps that basketball isn’t the only thing that defines this Ravena. And that’s how he wants it—him, playing to his own beat, on and off the court.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Thirdy (left) is immune to the constant comparison with his dad, former pro Bong, and Kiefer. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDEThere may be more hip-hop tracks on his playlist than game plays on his head. Not that his mind isn’t really into sports. Ferdinand “Thirdy” Ravena III, the youngest of the celebrated Ravena basketball players, just happens to love music.A few years back, Thirdy got fascinated with how DJs light up parties with cool jams. So he saved up for an equipment, learned how to spin and, eventually, had some gigs of his own. But all the music stuff remains just a hobby.ADVERTISEMENT Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No stopping Cabagnot PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Basketball still tops Thirdy’s priority list. Although his family had long tried to ingrain in him that he’s the most athletic in the brood, the 6-foot-2 swingman has only recently embraced his skills—like how he can drop a single windmill slam or shake off defenders with a nifty crossover or go for a chasedown block.It may have taken Thirdy some time to grasp his potential in the sport where he had to come after his father Bong, a former PBA stalwart with multiple championships, and his popular older brother Kiefer, who won back-to-back UAAP Most Valuable Player awards and also powered Ateneo to the crown twice.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are youngWhen you’re third in line, perhaps pressure weighs you down. But Thirdy claims he has learned to deal with it—from the comparisons to Bong and Kiefer (“It came to a point that I no longer think about it,” he says) to the expectations of inheriting the King Eagle tag in the Ateneo men’s basketball team (“A label is just a label. What’s important is we work as a team”).When Thirdy turned 20 a few weeks ago, Kiefer posted a birthday greeting on his social media account: “Welcome to post-teenage years or what we call the real world. Allow every opportunity to be a learning opportunity for you to be a better player and a person. Continue to work hard and be the joker in the family. We love you, brodie!” Senators to proceed with review of VFA The message echoes the Ravenas’ belief that Thirdy has more to show. “He hasn’t reached his full potential, he’s just playing the game,” his mother Mozzy says. “It came so easy with him, even if he started playing basketball late.”“If he reaches his potential, basketball will be even easier for him,” adds Bong.Kiefer, despite his stellar amateur career, has always been vocal about how his only brother possesses a better skill-set than him. “It came to a point that we were kind of hard on Thirdy because we wanted him to realize how good he is,” he says. “We were really pushing him to the limit. Eventually, [his talent] came out, even if it was a bit late.”Kiefer shares: “When Thirdy got his playing time [with Ateneo in the UAAP juniors], he made it to the Mythical Five right away in third-year high school, and in fourth year, he was MVP.”How Thirdy can seemingly just turn it on became evident again in the recent UAAP men’s basketball tournament. Despite getting cut last season due to academic deficiencies, Thirdy quickly rediscovered his groove, earned a spot on the Mythical Team and surprisingly powered a young Blue Eagles squad to the title round.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img We are young Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine MOST READ View comments As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND EDITORS’ PICKlast_img read more

first_imgJamaica’s Sunshine Girls completed a 3-0 series whitewash victory over rivals England Roses after their 58-43 in game three of their three-Test Lasco Sunshine Series at the National Indoor Sports Centre last evening. The victory was the second straight series win for the Jamaicans in over two years after their 2-1 series in England in 2016.The Sunshine Girls came out firing in the first quarter with captain Jhaniele Fowler-Reid scoring eight straight goals as the Jamaicans took a 16-10 lead at the end of the period. The Jamaican defensive unit which comprises of Kadie-Ann Dehaney, Stacian Facey, and Jodi-Ann Ward was also impressive for the Sunshine Girls as they combined to shutdown the Roses attacking unit. The Sunshine Girls were also very dominant in the second stanza as they outscored the English girls 14-11 for a 30-21 lead at half time. Reid was also very impressive for Sunshine Girls as she dominated the Roses defenders on her way to scoring 11 goals in the quarter. The Jamaicans, who are ranked fourth in the world, two places below the Roses in the world rankings, increased their lead in the third period as they outscored the Roses 16-13 for a 46-34 lead at the end of the stanza.Reid, who is rated as the best shooter in the world, had an excellent third quarter for the hosts as she scored 15 of the Sunshine Girls 16 goals in the quarter. The Roses proved no match for the Jamaicans in the fourth quarter as they were outclassed at both ends of the court. Reid top scored with 42 goals from 46 attempts, and she received support from Shanice Beckford, who netted 12 goals from 17 tries. Georgia Fisher was the leading scorer for the Roses with 24 goals from 28 attempts.last_img read more

first_imgTURIN, Italy (AP): Mario Mandzukic often scores important goals and he did so again as he helped Juventus to a 1-0 win over title rivals Inter Milan in the Derby d’Italia yesterday. The imposing Croatia striker headed home in the 66th minute after Inter had missed a couple of golden opportunities as Juventus continued their seemingly unstoppable march to an eighth successive Serie A title. Juventus have an 11-point lead over second-placed Napoli, which host lowly Frosinone today. Third-place Inter are now 14 points behind Juventus. Paulo Dybala had the first chance of the match but headed Cristano Ronaldo’s cross over the bar after drifting into the penalty area. Inter had two great chances in quick succession. Mauro Icardi did well to hold the ball up and pick out a good run from an unmarked Roberto Gagliardini, but his scuffed finish came off the inside of the right post. Moments later Icardi and Ivan Perisic both went for a Matteo Politano cross and ended up colliding with each other. Juventus began to take control and Marcelo Brozovic had to desperately slide in to block Rodrigo Bentancur’s effort. Veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini scored his first goal in two years in last week’s 3-0 win at Fiorentina and he almost got another one, but he headed the resulting corner narrowly over. Juventus finally broke the deadlock when former Inter midfielder Joao Cancelo put in a delightful cross from the left for Mandzukic – who netted in the World Cup final defeat to France – to nod in at the far post. There was more positive news for Juventus, as midfielder Emre Can came on late on for his first appearance for the Bianconeri since October 6, having undergone surgery to have a thyroid nodule removed.last_img read more

first_imgMalaysia biggest threat to Philippines’ bid for overall title in SEA Games Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Someone tell Maine Mendoza im looking for her 😋— Chris McCullough (@brisskuno) October 2, 2019The Commissioner’s Cup champion first tweeted “my crush” on a retweet of one of Mendoza’s fan pages then followed that up with “someone tell Maine Mendoza I’m looking for her” with a kissing emoji.It’s highly likely that McCullough, who helped deliver the Beermen closer to a Grand Slam, will return to the PBA sometime in the future. In fact, he has also volunteered to be the Philippines’ next naturalized player.ADVERTISEMENT McCullough first wooed the Filipinos with his love of Jollibee’s Chickenjoy and this time he seems to be smitten with Mendoza. Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Lagunacenter_img LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images ‘People evacuated on their own’ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown My crush ❤️— Chris McCullough (@brisskuno) October 2, 2019MANILA, Philippines—Chris McCullough may be in Korea to continue his basketball career, but he seems to have left his heart in the Philippines.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4San Miguel’s beloved import during the PBA Commissioner’s Cup took to Twitter to profess his admiration for actress Maine Mendoza.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down View comments MOST READlast_img read more

first_imgDSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees MANILA, Philippines—After Ateneo’s 14-0 sweep earned an outright ticket to the UAAP Season 82 finals, three teams are left to battle it out for the remaining slot in the championship round.No. 4 University of Santo Tomas and No. 3 Far Eastern University kick off the stepladder playoffs in the Final Four with a knockout battle on November 6, 4 pm at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Road Warriors no plans of slowing down despite surprising rise to No. 1 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee The winner between UST and FEU faces second seed University of Philippines, which holds a twice-to-beat advantage in that match up scheduled for November 10.In case of an upset from the lower seed team, a rubber match will be played on November 13, 4 pm at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The Finals between three-peat-seeking Blue Eagles and an opponent yet to determined begin on November 16, 4 pm at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Game 2 is on November 20 and, if necessary, Game 3 on November 23 at MOA Arena. ‘Gago’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘People evacuated on their own’ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist The highly-anticipated UAAP Season 82 Cheerdance Competition takes center stage in between Games 1 and 2 scheduled on Nov. 17 Sunday at MOA Arena at 2 pm. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

first_img… spent days in adults’ cell at Anna Regina Police StationA 16-year-old of Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast, was on Wednesday released on self-bail on a simple larceny charge when he appeared before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court.It is alleged that on April 17, 2016, the teen stole two cases of empty beer bottles from Gandi Rambarran.The teenager, who was unrepresented, told the Court that he did not steal the empty bottles. He claimed that Police locked him up on Monday in a cell at the Anna Regina Police Station.The Virtual Complainant then told the Court that the teenager would roam the streets of Anna Regina aimlessly.Magistrate Scarce was surprised to learn that the teenager was in the same cell with adults. He asked the Station Sergeant why this was done and the Police Officer responded that the teen gave a different age to the officers when he was arrested. There were no objections to bail and the juvenile was released on self-bail.The case will continue on May 24, 2016.last_img read more

first_imgChief electoral officer Brenda Ginter confirmed that as of this afternoon, one nominee has been nominated to run for mayor, while three more have been nominated to run as councillors. Incumbent Mayor Mike Bernier has submitted his nomination package, as has incumbent councillor Terry McFayden. Two new nominees for council, James Bridges and Shaely Wilbur, have also entered the race.Incumbent councillors Sue Kenny and Cheryl Shuman are expected to submit their nominations to run again, while councillor Theresa Gladue remains undecided.  Check back with Mile 0 City in the coming days for individual profiles of the candidates.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img Mourinho has something to say to Conte at the final whistle Jose Mourinho appeared to take his frustrations out on Antonio Conte after his Manchester United side lost 4-0 at former club Chelsea, but the Blues boss has insisted he did nothing wrong.The United manager spoke at length to Conte at the final whistle,  although neither boss revealed what was discussed between them when quizzed by the media.It was suggested the Portuguese was upset by the Italian when he encouraged the Stamford Bridge support to cheer on the Blues when they were already 4-0 up on Sunday.Reports in Italian media said Mourinho told Conte: “You don’t celebrate like that at 4-0, you can do it at 1-0, otherwise it’s humiliating for us.”Mourinho, who was sacked by Chelsea for a second time last December, insisted the conversation should be private, despite choosing to conduct it in front of 41,000 people, the Stamford Bridge press box and several television cameras.“I speak to Conte, I don’t speak to you [the media],” Mourinho said in his post-match press conference.“It was me and Antonio and stays with me and him. Unless he wants to share.”Conte also declined to comment, although was more open on the matter with Italian press.“I’ve been a player too and I know how to behave,” Conte told Sky Italia.“I always show great respect for everyone, including Manchester United.“There was no incident, it was just a normal thing to do. I wasn’t mocking anyone, I wouldn’t do that.”During his Chelsea days Mourinho once suggested the atmosphere at Stamford Bridge was like playing in an empty stadium, but on this occasion the fans responded to Conte’s request to increase the volume.“It was right to call our fans in a moment when I was listening to only the supporters of Manchester United, at 4-0,” Conte said in his post-match press conference.“The players, after a 4-0 win, deserved a great clap. It’s very normal.“If we want to cut the emotion we can go home and change our job.”Mourinho’s return to the Bridge began with an embrace from Chelsea captain John Terry, again a substitute, and a warm reception from the home fans.But as his side started leaking goals, with Pedro opening the scoring after just 30 seconds, the chants turned to mocking with a chorus of ‘You’re not special anymore’ sounding from the stands.Asked about the reception, Mourinho said: “I was in the game and I didn’t feel it. For sure it was not negative, but no reason to be.“What they have against me? What I have against them? Nothing.” 1last_img read more

first_imgLAKE LOS ANGELES – John Lo Re and wife Nita Zerlin felt their home lacked Antelope Valley authenticity until the addition of several mature Joshua trees. Lo Re’s desert dreams became a reality thanks to a program – operated by the City of Palmdale in conjunction with Forecast Homes – through which area residents can receive free Joshua trees. “It makes us feel like we are living in the desert,” the former New York resident said. “It didn’t feel like it before, but now that a Joshua tree stands at the front of our house, it does.” Forecast Homes, a builder with housing developments throughout the Antelope Valley, supplies the city with trees that have been removed to make way for new dwellings. “I take whoever asks for a tree from the Web site,” Brown said. Efforts are even made to accommodate unusual inquiries. One person asked for a small Joshua tree that could be shipped to another state. Others have made forest-size requests. “One man got 40 trees,” Brown said. “He was a very happy camper.” As for Lo Re, he only needed seven trees to be happy. “It has made a tremendous difference in the way we feel about the property,” he said. “They green up the property.” The happy homeowner has also observed an increase in wildlife. “We have noticed since the transplant that we have gotten more critters than ever before,” Lo Re said. “The animals like the trees.” Brown said Lo Re isn’t the only satisfied Joshua recipient, and described the program as long-term. “To my knowledge, the program won’t stop until my boss says no,” she said. “We want these trees out in the community, where they belong.” Since the initial delivery of trees, Lo Re has concluded the more Joshuas the merrier. “We put ourselves on the waiting list again,” he said. “These trees are a real treasure.” For more information or to request a Joshua tree, visit the City of Palmdale’s Web site at local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2People can get trees by simply logging on to the city’s Web site and submitting a request. Antelope Valley’s characteristic vegetation, Joshua trees are a member of the agave family and can grow more than 30 feet tall and live hundreds of years, according to local wildflower expert and author Milt Stark. They grow from the Antelope Valley into Arizona, Nevada and Utah, though Stark says it is only a myth that they also live in Israel. Palmdale Senior Engineering Landscape Technician Connie Brown said she is impressed by the interest residents have shown in the program. “We get so many site hits,” she said. “I’m amazed at how many people want trees.” In fact, Brown says more than 340 requests have been made since the program’s inception earlier this year. Although there currently is a waiting list, those requesting Joshuas needn’t meet any particular requirements. last_img read more

first_imgRTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta announced today that Gradam Shéamuis Mhic Géidigh 2019 will be presented to Ciarán Thompson on Saturday at the Donegal GAA Banquet.Ciarán, 24, is from Glenties and captain of Naomh Conaill where he plays midfield.He’s also on the county panel, where he plays midfield or half forward. Ciaran is currently studying in Letterkenny IT, where he’s in the final year of a degree in Sport and Exercise Performance.Thompson said: “I’m delighted to receive this prestigious award.“I’d like to thank my teammates, coaches and management in Naomh Conaill for all their support.”Gradam Shéamuis Mhic Géidigh is presented each year to the player of the Donegal Championship, as selected by a committee of 12 sports journalists in the county, chaired by Damien Ó Dónaill of RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta. Announcing the winner today on Barrscéalta on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, Damien said:“Ciarán was chosen, in particular, for his performance at the end of this year’s championship. The final between Naomh Conaill and Gaoth Dobhair had to be played three times to separate the teams, and Ciarán, as captain of Naomh Conaill, showed tremendous leadership, which was crucial to their win.”“He’s a talented player, improving year after year, and able to create inspirational scores off his left foot when needed. He’s a workhorse in midfield for Naomh Conaill, and he’s very deserving of this award.”Edel Ní Chuireáin, Manager of RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta in Donegal, said:“The GAA brings communities together, and helps to build community spirit. Séamus Mac Géidigh understood how important that was, and so it’s fitting that for the fourth year in a row this year’s award will go to a young man from a Gaeltacht club. Communities, particularly rural communities, need leaders like this, and I’d like to congratulate Ciarán Thompson on this well-deserved award.”Broadcaster Séamus Mac Géidigh was synonymous with Donegal GAA, and the voice of Gaelic Games in that county until his untimely death in 2016. This award was established to honour his memory. Recipients to date are Michael Murphy, Mark McHugh, and Odhrán Mac Niallais.Ciarán will be presented with the award at the annual Donegal GAA County Banquet and Award night on Saturday 23 November. The award was created by sculptor Redmond Herrity using Donegal Granite carved in the shape of Errigal, with an image of Séamus engraved to the front.Séamus Mac Géidigh Award for Ciarán Thompson was last modified: November 20th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more