The Gender Relations Center kicked off its annual StaND Against Hate Week with the event “Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood with Carlos Andrés Gómez” in the Carey Auditorium on Monday.Gómez, an award-winning poet, actor and writer, shared his confrontation with society’s rules of manhood through personal story and poetry.According to his website, “Gómez urges men of all ages to break society’s rules of male conformity and reconsider not just what it means to be a man, but what it means to be a good man.”Gómez said his initial awareness of society’s rules of masculinity came when he was told to “man up” by his soccer coach after falling during a game.“If I’m running full speed in front of 200 people, I do a tooth plant in the middle of the field — it’s miraculous that I didn’t lose all of my top and bottom teeth — if I can’t cry there, when am I allowed to express any emotion?” Gómez said.Gómez said he was sensitive as a child but strove to fit the mold of a masculine man after interpreting hints from those around him that valued men most when they acted hard and tough. He said the image was hard to keep up because it denied his natural self.“If you ever try to act like someone you’re not, it’s like the worst feeling in the world,” Gómez said. “It’s exhausting. I was conflicted, I was in anguish, I was hurting. … I was screaming for a reprieve from this person I had built myself into.”Gómez said there were two major turning points in his life that redefined masculinity for him. He said the first came in high school during an open mic night for poetry where he learned about the idea of a gender spectrum — a concept that transcended the traditionally perceived dichotomy of gender.Gómez said the second crystallized moment of redefinition occurred when he accidently bumped up against another man as he exited a nightclub. The man initially incited a fight, but after tears welled in Gómez’s eyes, the man jumped away, Gómez said.“What makes us live in a world where the narrative, the dominant narrative of masculinity, the one-dimension, toxic, patriarchal narrative of masculinity that so many of us … are familiar with in some way … when two men who don’t know each other [have] their bodies unexpectedly bump against each other, we all know that the next thing they have to do is to fight, and it’s over nothing,” Gómez said.Gómez said that day he made a decision to spend the rest of his life challenging that toxic notion of masculinity.“I started to practice breaking the conformity of how I learned to be a guy,” Gómez said. “It was action and it was written; it was rethinking the way I thought about relationships with women, with my other guy friends, with my family.”To communicate his point, Gómez also performed several poems about masculinity, women and beauty.Tags: Gender Relations Center, GRC, StaND Against Hate Week
Enjoy a nice concert after you earn your smiley. Photo courtesy of GeoheimnisträgerGeocache Name:Schatzhüterin: AC/DC (GC4WY14)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:2/1.5Why this is the Geocache of the Week:For many of us, every time a new smiley is earned, there’s a celebration. Whether that’s with your geocaching partner, the new friend you brought along, or even just by yourself. With this geocache, the celebration becomes more than just a high-five and a happy dance: it’s a full-blown rock and roll festival, complete with tons of cheering fans. This geocache is located near the annual Rock am Deister festival in Germany and this emulates the sights and sounds. When you make it to this geocache, be sure to bring along a 9-volt battery to power the concert and enjoy the show as you sign the logbook.# of Finds:78# of Favorite Points:37What the geocache owner, Geoheimnisträger, has to say:“Every year the Sparkasse promotes and supports the small but awesome Rock Festival “Rock im Deister“…To get a feel for the area, I explored the grounds with the festival organizer. A power distribution box caught my eye and I immediately thought of a large cache, which plays music when you open it (since this location is all about music). But where can you get such an item? A little research, a few emails and phone calls later… I was able to collaborate with 2korn, a geocacher based in Hannover, who not only was able to obtain the box, but also took significant part in developing the idea behind the cache.Since this is public land, we quickly finalized the exact spot, where the box should go and met with the local government to receive written approval for this cache. This really was a great case study where local organizations, the geocaching community and the government worked together to make this happen.”“Of course we love all the positive things people have to say. We hope this cache has a long life. With this cache and all the others in the Schatzhüterin GeoTour, we want to let our community know that it is possible to work together with local businesses to get sponsorship and enhance our sport in a positive way. That was our goal for this cache and the whole Tour.”What geocachers are saying:[translated from German]“The highlight of the day, if you have the accessories needed here, you can enjoy the show into the night. Super great job.” – leonberger307“Today during a little bike tour we found this great cache. When we got there it was literally swarmed by other cachers. Greetings to all. For the great idea we have a favorite point.” – tataonan“And again a brilliant box from this series! The passing cyclists were amazed at the sound! Amazing craft work, as is the favorite point’s duty! TFTC” – sokosucheRead More LogsPhotos: What’s your favorite way to celebrate a find? Tell us in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, leave a comment below with the name of the geocache, the GC code, and why you think we should feature it.Share with your Friends:More A view of the whole apparatus. Photo courtesy of Geoheimnisträger.To the untrained eye, the geocache is just another random electrical box. Photo courtesy of Geoheimnisträger.A bird’s eye view of the show. Photo courtesy of Geoheimnisträger.See More Photos SharePrint RelatedThe 3 Things to Avoid While Geocaching with KidsDecember 23, 2014In “Community”Celebrate Some of the World’s Best GeocachesAugust 25, 2014In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Don’t look down! — Vertical Limit I: Die Brücke (GCZVW2) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 5, 2014In “Community”
Choosing the right music for a documentary film is crucial to its success. Let’s run through some tips on making the right musical choice.Top image via LucasFilm LTDMusic is a big part of the filmmaking process. Just think back to successful films of the past, and then take a look at their soundtracks. Many times these soundtracks are almost as popular as the film itself. Films like the The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Blade Runner, Pulp Fiction, or Guardians of the Galaxy knew exactly how to use their soundtrack no matter if it was a composed piece of music specifically for the film, or if they were using compositions by other artists.The key for success in each one of these films is how the director and composer knew exactly when and where to utilize music. This same logic should be applied to documentary film production as well. Music for a documentary can be one of the most powerful emotional tools at a directors disposal. Just like music can guide the emotion queues of the audience in a fictional film, so too can it guide the emotions of a non-fiction documentary audience. The key is how to pick the right music for your narrative. Let’s take at things we need to keep in mind to do just that.First Determine the Mood or ToneWhen selecting music for your documentary film, or when having your composer create a new composition, you must be aware of mood and tone. For an example let’s look below at a scene from the action sports documentary Into the Mind.Here is a great example of understanding the mood and tone of your film. It begins with a tranquil score to coincide with the sprawling landscape imagery. Then as the mood changed to one of exhilaration, the music makes that change as well. Just remember your music doesn’t always need to be epic, but rather is needs to supplement and aid the mood and tone of your film film.Video Courtesy of Sherpas Cinema.Use Music to Enhance EmotionStudies by Stanford and Oxford University amongst many others have linked human emotion to music. Because of this it is crucial for a filmmaker to utilize music in order to help carry the emotional tone that they may not get from the visuals alone. With documentary films music can carry a lot of emotional weight with it. Because of this a documentary filmmaker should use music as a tool to either amplify the emotions coming from the visuals, or use them to subdue the emotions.No documentary filmmaker has used music like that of the legendary filmmaker Ron Fricke. In the video below you will see the introduction to his 2011 documentary film Samsara, which relies only on visuals, location audio, and music. The result is an emotional opening, one that continues throughout the film through the sequences like the man behind the desk, food, military, and Mecca.Video Courtesy of Holden Boyles.Don’t Be Afraid of SilenceTake a page from legendary director Martin Scorsese and use silence to your advantage. Silence can has just as much of an effect on your audience as an amazing musical composition. The key to using silence in your film is knowing when and where to introduce it. Just like any other part of the musical composition process, using silence is an art.To help you better understand that art, and the usage of silence we’ll look Tony Zhou‘s video The Art of Silence. While in the video below you will see it draw on examples from narrative film, understand that the same concepts apply for documentary as well. Because in the end all filmmaking is visual storytelling.Video Courtesy of Tony Zhou.Music Can Drive PaceAnother aspect of your film that you need to be mindful of when thinking of music is the tempo, pacing or rhythm of your film. The way in which the film is edited can have a great effect with how the music is perceived. If you utilize music that blends well with the pace of the film, then you’ll be able to garner a much deeper emotional response. For an example of this lets look at the Oscar nominated documentary film Cartel Land. In the scene below we’ll watch as the music builds in tension as the Mexican Police conduct raids on the cartels, this in-turn highlights the dangers and violence of the situation.Video Courtesy of Movieclips Film Festivals & Indie Films.Custom Music and Royalty Free MusicImage via ShutterstockThe best thing to finding a composer for your film is to use royalty free music for your documentary project. Here on PremiumBeat you can search for specific styles of music and find a long list of available options.The key is to understand that music is vital for your documentary film and not impossible to find. Just keep the tips above in mind as you search for music for your next film.Have any tips for using music in documentary film? Share your tips in the comments below.
The latest episode from Video Copilot will show you how to create an epic superhero landing in After Effects and build an entire world for the scene.Top image via Video CopilotAndrew Kramer is back with all new episodes of the Video Copilot show. In this episode, you’ll see how Kramer and his team used some green screen techniques, 3D compositing, some camera tricks, set extensions to create a spectacular superhero landing in After Effects. And, of course, the episode includes Video Copilot’s always awesome VFX breakdowns.Watch the entire Superhero Landing episode here. Shooting only on green screen, the team did some amazing world building. By using some simple techniques, they were able to pull off some pretty slick stuff.In the video, you’ll see how they used a few wooden blocks for the jump off of the building. With After Effects, they were able to add the movement of his upper body and head falling out of frame.Images via Video CopilotOne of the best tricks in the video — the use of forced perspective. With limited space on set, the crew had their actor walk toward the camera and then slightly turn as the camera panned. He then simply walked back away from the camera. In After Effects, they added movement to the entire background to make it appear as if the actor walked in a straight line. The technique is very simple and very effective.GIF via Video CopilotThere are also some great practical tips for After Effects users, primarily how Kramer used classic matte-painting techniques to extend the elevator shaft. Only a small portion was actually built, and then the shaft was repeatedly stacked on top of itself. To keep from repetition, Kramer moved around some of the pipes and adjusted minor details to add more realism to the scene.GIF via Video CopilotFinally, Kramer talks about building the actual landing scene, which required some work in 3ds Max to simulate the road breaking apart. Then he composited the shots in After Effects, allowing him to create the epic landing crater.Image via Video CopilotFor more in-depth tutorials and project files, keep your eyes peeled on the Video Copilot blog. Kramer has already said, “I’m going to be diving into exactly how I did it!”Ever tried to execute a superhero landing in After effects? We’d love to see the footage. Link to it in the comments below!
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq LATEST STORIES Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Nurkic knocked heads with Redick, who appeared to have a cut lip.Nurkic said he was angry.“The more I get mad I play better,” he said. “I’m not saying every game ‘Hit me in the nose’ but I just need to play with the same energy every game like this.”The Sixers stretched the lead to 75-59 with five minutes left in the quarter, outscoring Portland 24-7. But Ed Davis capped a 10-1 Portland run with a dunk to pull the Blazers to 79-70.Napier had a personal 7-0 run to close the gap to 88-81. Jerryd Bayless made a 3-pointer on the other end — but it was later ruled no good because of a shot clock violation.Napier made two of three free throws and Nurkic added two more, before Napier’s layup got the Blazers within 88-87.TIP INS76ers: The Sixers beat the Blazers 101-81 in Philadelphia on Nov. 22. Embiid had 28 points and 12 rebounds in that one. … Embiid had six 3-pointers.Trail Blazers: Portland is just 7-10 at home this season, but 10-6 on the road. Asked before the game if he’d ever been on a team with that kind of record disparity at home, coach Terry Stotts said simply “No.”QUOTABLE: “We just need to be accountable. We need to hold each other accountable for everything. I think that’s what it comes down to. Making sure we stay on top of each other and make sure we’re getting better. Just talking to each other.” — Sixers guard Ben Simmons.UP NEXT76ers: Visit Denver on Saturday.Trail Blazers: Visit Atlanta on Saturday to kick off a three-game road trip. View comments Napier, who started for injured guard Damian Lillard, scored 15 of his season-high 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Trail Blazers rallied for 114-110 victory Thursday night.“The good thing about basketball is they say you’ve got the next game, but you always have two halves,” Napier said. “I felt like I was kind of lethargic out there in the first half and I felt like basically it can’t get any worse, so I just went out there and tried to be positive.”CJ McCollum led all scorers with 34 for the Blazers, who snapped a six-game losing streak at home. Portland had a season-high 42 points in the fourth quarter.The Sixers, who led by as many as 18 points in the third quarter, have lost 10 of their last 12 games.Joel Embiid finished with 29 points and nine rebounds, while Dario Saric had 25 points and nine rebounds. The 76ers were hurt when Robert Covington went out in the third quarter with an injured finger on his left hand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder“It’s a disappointing loss. We had an opportunity without Damian being here. I give them credit. They did not roll over,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said. “We gave up 18 points when Covington went out. We really missed him, but we give them credit.”JJ Redick and Embiid made consecutive 3-pointers to narrow the gap to 103-99 with 2:06 left. Jusuf Nurkic had a pair of free throws before McCollum’s pull-up jumper and it appeared the game was out of reach, but Embiid made another 3 that got the Sixers within 109-105 with 16 seconds left.McCollum made free throws with 3.4 seconds to go before Embiid added another 3-pointer to make it 111-108, but the Sixers weren’t able to catch up. 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities ‘Room for more’ as Ronaldo wins another Globe award Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Portland Trail Blazers guard Shabazz Napier, left, and forward Maurice Harkless high-five during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)PORTLAND, Ore. — Shabazz Napier was struggling so much against the Philadelphia 76ers that Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts sat him early in the third quarter.Good thing for Portland that Napier returned in time for the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT Nurkic finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Portland won its fourth straight against the Sixers at the Moda Center. Napier scored 22 points after halftime.Lillard missed his third game with a strained right hamstring. Portland’s top scorer, averaging 25.2 points per game, was injured in a 102-85 loss to San Antonio on Dec. 20.Lillard warmed up a couple of hours before the game and didn’t appear hampered by the injury.On the other side, Embiid was questionable for the game with back tightness, but played. The 76ers were coming off a 105-98 victory over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Christmas that snapped a five-game losing streak.Nurkic made a layup with nine seconds left to give Portland a 52-51 lead at halftime. But he was furious in the third quarter when officials did not stop the game when he had a bloody nose. He collected his fourth foul before heading for the locker room.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH
Andy Murray of Great Britain takes part in a tennis practice session in Abu Dhabi prior to heading to compete in the Australian Open in January, on December 29, 2017, on the sidelines of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. / AFP PHOTO / NEZAR BALOUTFormer world number one Andy Murray said Sunday he was desperate to get back into competitive tennis after a five-month absence due to a debilitating hip injury.Murray, who is in Queensland for the season-opening Brisbane International, has not played on the ATP tour since losing a tough five-setter to American Sam Querrey in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.ADVERTISEMENT “Just because I’ve not played for such a long time,” he said.“And also I just want to enjoy playing again. I’ve really missed it the last six months or so.“I don’t mind if it’s 30 in the world level. I would love it to be number one in the world level, but I just want to play.”Murray spent 41 weeks at number one, losing that ranking in August during his injury-enforced absence.He is now ranked 16th in the world and said he had adjusted his schedule to play less in 2018 in a bid to avoid further injury.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With Rafael Nadal (knee) and Novak Djokovic (elbow) in doubt for the Australian Open, the 30-year-old Scot said other players should follow his example.“Certainly, when you miss a period, you realise how lucky you are to be doing this as a job,” he said.“Giving yourself breaks, especially as you start to get older, I think, is very important and something that I’ll certainly be looking to do for however long I keep playing.“For tennis as a sport, it’s not good when so many of the top players are injured and for extended periods,” he added.“I certainly think it’s something that should be looked at and to understand why, what the reason for that is.” He said despite some lingering problems with his hip, his body was feeling much better than at the same stage last year.“I don’t feel like there’s many miles in my legs, which, you know, was certainly the case at the beginning of 2017, where most days I was quite sore kind of all over,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder“Right now the hip is the only thing that is any concern. The rest of my body feels really good.”Murray admitted he wasn’t heading into this tournament or the Australian Open with great expectations. Filipino fighter notified of potential anti-doping infraction in UFC fight View comments 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award01:29Robredo to gov’t, after accepting anti drug post: Are you ready for me?01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Read Next LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH
Roach says Gesta ‘looking good’ ahead of world title bout MOST READ The 18th Asian Games in Indonesia will provide a glimpse of what it feels like playing in the biggest sports meet of the continent.Erick Thohir, president of the Indonesia Asian Games Organizing Committee (Inasgoc), recently announced they would hold test events for nine sports next month to simulate the fierce competition at the Asian quadrennial meet to be held in the cities of Jakarta and Palembang.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Test events in archery, athletics, basketball, boxing, football, weightlifting, volleyball indoor, taekwondo and pencak silat are scheduled Feb. 10 to 18 with 1,991 athletes and 487 officials from 45 countries expected to participate.Thohir, who also sits as president of the Indonesian Olympic Committee, said they were looking at 9,500 athletes, 20,000 volunteers, 3,500 media personnel, 2,500 VIPs and 5,500 technical officials to attend the Games set Aug. 18 to Sept. 2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder“Indonesia is a part of globalization and sports is for unity,” Thohir told the Inquirer. “Our country is multicultural so respect for culture is very important and we want to show this image as part of globalization.”A total of 462 gold medals will be offered from 40 sports and 67 disciplines, 28 of them Olympic sports contested in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games. Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq LATEST STORIES View comments “The number of sports and events are already final but we will allow changes on the type of events to be played,” said Thohir, adding that accreditation for all participants, including members of the media, will begin within the month.Athletics will offer the most number of golds in 48 events while swimming will dangle 41 gold medals. Palembang will host 11 sports while the rest will be played in Jakarta.Filipinos brought home one gold, three silver and 11 bronze medals from the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.Thohir said a torch relay would be held six weeks before the Games. The relay would go through 10,000 kilometers covering six major cities in Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ But it also bears noting that James is still just the fifth-oldest player on Cleveland’s roster, behind Kyle Korver, Jose Calderon, Dwyane Wade and Channing Frye. And as the season nears the midway mark, James is looking good as ever.“I’m fresh,” James told Dennis Scott during NBA TV’s Players Only broadcast after Cleveland’s win over Portland on Tuesday night. “I’ve always tried to stay fresh throughout the course of the game. Our bench has been very dynamic this year.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderJames will likely reach 30,000 points for his career later this month. View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed MOST READ LATEST STORIES Hard to believe, but Pop was once unwanted — by Spurs fans Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) waits during a timeout in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Alex Goodlett)LeBron James turned 33 last week. Here’s an alarming stat: 93 percent of the players in the league are younger than he is.Out of the 476 players who appeared in at least one NBA game this season, only 34 are older than James. And of those, a mere 11 are starters.ADVERTISEMENT
Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities MOST READ Champions Lady Chiefs will start their title defense against Mapua with Jovielyn Prado leading the charge against te Lady Cardinals at 1:30 pm.Backing up Prado are Regine Arocha, Necole Ebuen, and Andrea Marzan as Arellano shoots for its third title in four years. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC San Sebastian Lady Stags. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThings will be a lot different for San Sebastian as it starts life in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament without three-time MVP Grethcel Soltones who graduated from the team in 2016.The Lady Stags will face off against Emilio Aguinaldo College in the 12 pm opening game at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT View comments San Sebastian head coach Roger Gorayeb said they’ve brushed off last season’s championship heartbreak after they saw their thrice-to-beat advantage crumble against title-holder Arellano University.“We’re already looking at the future,” said Gorayeb. “In fact, after this year, we have four or five recruits coming in and we expect them to really make a significant impact on the team right away.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSan Sebastian will now rely on the defensive leadership of Alyssa Eroa while leaning on May Guillema, Joyce Stan Rita, and Dangie Encarnacion on offense.“We’re still a fighting team but we have to avoid injuries,” said Gorayeb. Read Next PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Mountain bike world champ seriously hurt in car crash BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq
MOST READ LATEST STORIES Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues He looked at the camera, pounded his heart three times and waved.Late in Boston’s 102-88 win, Celtics fans began chanting, “We want I.T.!” Afterward, he shared hugs with several players, including Irving.There will be another opportunity for the Celtics honor him, when Boston hosts the Cavs on Feb. 11. But that’s also the night Paul Pierce will have his jersey retired. Thomas said it’s up to the Celtics whether they want to do something that night for him.“That’s Pierce’s night. The video tribute ain’t the whole night. I just wanted my family to be here to see it,” Thomas said. “That’s what it came down to. I wanted to be able to play. I wanted my family to experience the love and appreciation of this city and this organization are gonna give me on that night.“I’m not taking nothing from Paul Pierce. He played 15 years here. There’s nothing I can take from here. If they choose to do it that night, that would be great. I would be honored.”He said he’s even buried the hatchet with Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge. Earlier this year, Sports Illustrated quoted Thomas wondering whether he’d ever speak to Ainge again after the trade.But Thomas said Ainge reached out to him on Tuesday night.“There’s no hard feelings. Only hard feeling is Danny didn’t send me no Christmas card this year,” Thomas said. “He sent me one the last two years. He could have found my address somehow. Have I forgiven Danny? He texted me last night. So, yeah, we’re good.” 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities It was the lowest point of a whirlwind summer for Thomas, which was compounded by his ongoing recovery from the hip injury that cut short his postseason run with Boston last season.The injury sidelined him for Cleveland’s season opener against his former team back in October. He missed the Cavs’ first 36 games before returning to action against Portland on Tuesday night, scoring 17 points in 19 minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderFor now, his minutes are restricted, and he isn’t playing on back-to-back nights. So he returned to action Tuesday knowing that he’d sit against the Celtics.“I was out seven months. 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Read Next Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas smiles as he is surrounded by reporters at Boston Garden prior to the team’s NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Thomas was traded at the end of last season by the Celtics in exchange for Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON — Isaiah Thomas wanted to make thing one perfectly clear during his return to Boston: He isn’t holding onto any hard feelings about the way he left.Thomas returned to TD Garden on Wednesday night for the first time since he was dealt to the Cleveland Cavaliers in August as part of the blockbuster trade that brought Kyrie Irving to the Celtics.ADVERTISEMENT Thomas said he felt like he was home when he walked into the arena where he became a two-time All-Star, so much so that he almost went to the Celtics’ locker room.“I love this city. I love this organization. They gave me an opportunity to be who I always wanted to be,” Thomas said. “I can’t thank them enough. So there’s no hard feelings for anybody in this city or anybody in this organization. I’m glad I’m back. Like I always said, it’s genuine love. And that’s for the rest of my life.”That respect is mutual, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.“First and foremost, I will always value him as a friend and as a person,” Stevens said. “Lost amongst all the talk of where people play and everything else is the fact that you did get to compete together. I always appreciated that about him.”Though Thomas asked that there not be any kind of tribute video for him on this trip to the Garden, he did receive an extended standing ovation from the Boston fans when he was shown on the scoreboard monitors between the first and second quarters.ADVERTISEMENT BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq