How to Pick the Best Video Production Mic

first_imgSound is vitally important to any film or video production. Here are some things to consider before picking out your video production mics.Capturing quality audio is incredibly important to your film or video. But in order to capture that sound, you need to have quality production mics to go with your recording device. Picking the right production mic for the job isn’t always easy though. There are a lot of questions you need to ask yourself before you make that purchase. Let’s go through some of those questions and see if we can help you find the right production mic for your needs.1. What Will the Mic Be Used For?The most important question you need to ask yourself is: what am I using this mic for? Different productions and scenes call for different mics, so it’s really important to know what the situation is before you purchase your mic. Let’s look at the three major options for mics and what part of the production they best fit into.Shotgun Mics Shotgun mics are good for several things on a production set. They get their name from the way they record sound. You point the mic at what you want to capture and it not only gets this sound, but it grabs surrounding sound. You can use shotgun mics to capture the dialogue of a scene or the sound details of a scene. They are also used quite often for capturing foley sounds and ambient room tone. While shotgun mics are extremely good in spaces, they tend to pick up more sound than you need for dialogue. With that in mind, your best bet is to utilize a shotgun mic in conjunction with a lav.The Rode NTG3Sennheiser MKH416Audio-Technica AT8035Lav Mics A lavalier mic (or lapel mic) is the gold-standard mic for capturing dialogue. These mics capture incredible audio when conducting an interview for television, documentary film, or industrial video. Lavs come in a wired version and a wireless version, with both versions being small enough to hide beneath the collar of a shirt or on the underside of a jacket. You’ll want to get these mics as close to the center of the chest as possible. Lavs are light enough that a little gaffer tape will be all you need to stick the mic under your subject’s shirt. Just remember to be courteous and professional when applying a lav mic.Sennheiser ME 2Shure WL185Sony ECM44BCVideo Mics Video mics are a type of shotgun mic, but these particular mics aren’t really for capturing the final audio for a production. They connect straight to the camera in order to capture scratch-track audio that will allow your editor to easily sync the video and high-end sound together in post.Rode Video MicSennheiser MKE 400Shure VP83FOnce you know what your production needs are, you can begin searching for mics — but there are just a few more questions to ask before you make your purchase. Before we get to those questions, let’s check out this video from Film Riot where Ryan Connolly gives us some advice on mics for production.Video from Film Riot2. What’s the Size of Your Production and Budget?Answering this question will go a long way in determining what you need and what you can afford. No matter if you’re working with a large budget or an indie budget, there are options for you to get quality production mics to capture your audio. Just be wary of breaking the bank as Film Shortage recently pointed out.If your camera costs a couple hundred then it’s not really worth buying a microphone that sets you back a couple of grand, as the quality of the two won’t match up.The key here is to be really sure that you set a budget for yourself and stick to it. Audio equipment can get expensive without you realizing it, so make sure the production mic you’re selecting will do the job you need it to do. Again, let’s check out this video from Ryan Connolly and Film Riot as he runs through specific production mics.Video from Film Riot3. Be Mindful of Pickup PatternPickup pattern is how well a microphone hears different sounds from different directions. Depending on what you’re recording, you’ll want to look at the pickup pattern before making a determination on what production mic to purchase. Knowing the directional response of your mic will help you tremendously when going into production. Let’s go over those pickup patterns and help you learn what mics are what.Omnidirectional Omni mics are beasts. They capture audio in a circular pattern, which means they are pulling sound from all directions. Because these mics are pretty much a catch-all mic, they’re often used as the built-in microphone for most cameras. You can also use a standalone omni mic when you need to cast a wide audio net. Its ability to capture a wide range of audio has made it a favorite to documentary filmmakers who want to capture wide audio during observational moments. There are also some lavalier mics that are omnidirectional as well.Bidirectional Bidirectional mics are great mics to use when needing to capture ADR (automated dialogue replacement). The directional pattern for these mics comes from the left and right side, while the range from top and bottom is minimal. Other than ADR for film and animation, these type of mics are used quite often in music recordings.Unidirectional When you think unidirectional mics, you can think shotgun mics. As discussed above, you point the mic at what you want to capture and it not only gets this sound, but it grabs surrounding sound. These mics are often used for capturing production audio on set and for recording foley and ambient sound as well.Cardioid/Hypercardioid Cardioid mics make up the majority of the handheld mics that we use. They capture sound in a odd pattern, which is usually described as being heart-shaped. These types of mics are great for capturing vocals and come in many different shapes and sizes, from the standard mics for singers to lapel mics used for interview dialogue. For an in-depth look at each one of these pickup patterns, let’s check out this great overview from Videomaker.Video from Videomaker4. There Is No Such Thing as a One Mic ShootWell, okay. Technically there is. But this is something I learned early in my career: no matter if you’re a big-budget filmmaker or an independent videographer, you’ll want to capture dual audio. This could be as easy as running a video mic in conjunction with a shotgun mic. As we mentioned above, this will allow you to capture scratch-track audio and pro audio for final editing.Just remember that you want to capture the best audio you can. Great audio will go a long way toward masking a lot of mistakes. As Scary Cow points out in an article on recording amazing audio for low-budget productions:Horrible picture can be passed off as “style” when accompanied by perfect audio, but poorly recorded and mixed audio will make a great picture seem amateurish and poorly-executed.So again, be sure to use all options available at your disposal. Redundancy is a good thing when talking about production audio. don’t just slap a lav on the talent. Also use a shotgun mic on a boom pole to get an extra layer. If your camera doesn’t capture scratch-track audio, connect a mic to it. Three solutions for one sequence. It sounds like overkill, but when the time comes to edit the film, the editor has a lot of flexibility. This is a good thing.Video from Pro Coalitions5. What Mic Accessories Do You Need?Just getting a video production mic alone will get you rolling, but you’re going to need a few accessories to achieve optimal quality. Here are a few items that will help in the long run.Shotgun Mic Accessories Shotgun mics alone aren’t going to get you the quality audio you want. One of the first things that you’ll want to grab is a quality boom pole. Then you’ll want to protect your mic, so look at getting either a Rode Blimp or a standard windscreen. The Blimps usually come with a pistol grip and shockmount. If they don’t, you’ll want those as well. K-Tek also makes a fantastic collapsable boom pole that’s more flexible than the standard pole.Boom PoleRode BlimpDead Cat WindscreenPistol GripShockmountLavalier Mic Accessories Lavalier mics don’t have as many accessories as shotgun mics, but there are a few things that are absolutely necessary to have before you record. At some point you’re likely going to need to go from a mini 3.5mm adapter to an XLR male adapter. Your lavalier mic will more than likely come with its own windscreens and clips, but trust me… at some point these are going to just get up and walk away. Invest in extras. Lastly, you’ll want some trusty gaffer tape. This comes in handy when your wanting to mic up your talent with a lav mic.Mini to XLR Cable AdapterWindscreensAlligator ClipsGaffer TapeWhat video mic do you use most often? Are there any additional considerations that you take into account before springing on a mic? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

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Transact Me? Transact You!

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now I bought a new telephone. I liked it so much that I bought a new tablet from the same manufacturer. But the tablet didn’t work with my cellular provider, so I called them. Within minutes, my telecommunications company had me up and running. But the next day I made a change to my shared data plan, and the tablet quit working. So I called the telecom provider again. This time, no dice.Long story short, the telecommunications giant sent me to the manufacturer who sent me back to the telecommunications company. I now have a new tablet and a new SIM card, and I still can’t connect.The telecommunication company said the needed to escalate me to level 3 support. That sounded good. But level 3 support doesn’t take inbound calls, so they scheduled to call me the next morning at 9:00 AM. Perfect. Except they didn’t call. So I called them, and the nice customer support specialist offered to give me a $25 credit on bill for having missed my appointment, apologized, and told me that they would contact me in 3 to 5 days.I explained that as much as I appreciated the gesture, that money wasn’t really at issue. What I really needed was a confirmed appointment, since my schedule is really tight and I travel. I explained that it would be better for me to wait 10 days and have a confirmed appointment than to have a call come in when I am almost certain to be unable to take it.Patiently, I explained that I felt that I was being treated like a transaction. I told her that what is most important to me as their customer is to be able to get help at some point when I can actually be available, that the relationship is what really mattered. She insisted that I am not a transaction, that in fact, I am very important to her company. And then she again offered to give me a $25 credit on my bill.That was 6 days ago. This is the very same organization that wants to sell me their newest, most expensive offering, one I was prepared to purchase.Saying you care doesn’t mean that you care. Saying that your clients or customers are important to you doesn’t make it true. You have to walk the talk. Intentions matter. Sincerity matters. If you lead a large, bureaucratic, behemoth, the best thing you can do is empower your people to make a difference instead of transacting. You have to help them walk your talk.last_img read more

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Infosys May Ask Non-performers to Leave

first_imgSoftware services giant Infosys, which employs 1.5 lakh people, may hand over pink slips to those who “did not add value” despite “high salaries” Related Itemslast_img

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Nash, Kidd, Hill, Allen eligible for basketball Hall of Fame

first_imgAP FILE PHOTOSPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts — Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash, fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among six first-year candidates for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.The Detroit Pistons backcourt of Chauncey Billups and Richard Hamilton also became eligible after the Hall changed its rules to allow players to reach the ballot after three years of retirement.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Hood scores 29 points as Jazz beat Spurs Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq The candidates eligible for enshrinement in 2018 were announced Thursday (Friday Manila time) by the Hall on the anniversary of James Naismith’s invention of the game.Coaches on the ballot for the first time include Steve Fisher, who won a title at Michigan and later coached its Fab Five, and West Virginia’s Bob Huggins.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe women’s committee nominated former WNBA stars Becky Hammon, now a San Antonio Spurs assistant coach, as well as Tina Thompson and Katie Smith.Finalists from the North American and women’s committees will be announced at NBA All-Star weekend on Feb. 17 in Los Angeles. The entire class will be unveiled during the NCAA Final Four in San Antonio. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Tiger Woods decides to be his own swing coach

first_imgAP FILE PHOTOTiger Woods is embarking on his latest comeback without a swing coach.Woods said Friday (Saturday Manila time) on Twitter that since fusion surgery on his lower back in April, he has been relearning his body and his golf swing by relying on feel and the previous three years of work with Dallas-based Chris Como.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ “For now, I think it’s best for me to continue to do this on my own,” Woods said. “I’m grateful to Chris Como for his past work, and I have nothing but respect for him.”Como was not in the Bahamas when Woods returned following his fourth back surgery. In his first competition in 10 months, Woods had plenty of speed and power in his swing, shot three rounds in the 60s at the Hero World Challenge and tied for ninth against an 18-man field, 10 shots behind Rickie Fowler.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMore important than his score was his form: Woods looked strong and fit with his swing and his posture all through the week.He has not said where he will play first in 2018. Read Next 2 officials convicted at FIFA trial; 3rd awaits verdict LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Unlike the previous three coaches employed by Woods — Butch Harmon, Hank Haney and Sean Foley — Como was not as steady a presence in public even when Woods played an 11-event schedule in 2015.Notah Begay, who has known Woods since they played together at Stanford, introduced him to Como in the summer of 2014. Woods hired him as a consultant late that year as he talked about a “new old swing” he would try to employ.Como said in a text message that Woods’ “electrifying play” in the Bahamas was the byproduct of “a lot of hard work over the last few years while fighting through injury and pain,” and he felt there was plenty of enthusiasm for next year.“When our professional relationship began, I was asked to help Tiger utilize his own instincts and feel while playing pain free,” Como said. “I think we’ve accomplished that and I’m proud of the results. Tiger is ready to have an incredible run in his career. I’m eager to watch what will be one of the most exciting sports comebacks of all time.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon00:50Trending 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 Citycenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues View comments 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Ellington ties career-best with 28 as Heat top Mavs

first_imgAsian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nets rout Wizards to end four-game losing streak Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 LATEST STORIES Waiters missed the final 13 games of last season with a left ankle sprain, and it’s nagged him at times ever since.Nowitzki made back-to-back 3s late in the third, pulling Dallas within 77-73. The Mavs had two possessions with a chance to take the lead in the fourth, misfiring on both, and Miami scored 31 points in the final 8 1/2 minutes. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Miami Heat guard Wayne Ellington (2) shoots under pressure from Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris (34) in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game. APMIAMI — Wayne Ellington tied a career high with 28 points, Josh Richardson scored 24 and the injury-ravaged Miami Heat never trailed on the way to beating the Dallas Mavericks, 113-101 on Friday (Saturday Manila time).Tyler Johnson scored 19 and Bam Adebayo scored 14 for Miami, which shot 64 percent — second-best in franchise history. The Heat started both halves with 12-0 runs and went 16 for 25 from 3-point range.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Ellington made 3s on back-to-back possessions early in the fourth, pushing what was a two-point Heat lead out to 90-82. He connected on his seventh 3 with about four minutes left for a 99-88 lead, and Miami stayed in control the rest of the way.Richardson made 11 of 14 shots for Miami, which has won four of its last five.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutYogi Ferrell scored a season-high 23 for the Mavericks. Dirk Nowitzki and Harrison Barnes each had 20 for Dallas, which got outrebounded 35-22. The 22 rebounds were the fewest by an NBA team this season.Miami guard Dion Waiters left in the first quarter after turning his long-problematic left ankle on a drive, meaning the Heat now have seven players dealing with injuries. Hassan Whiteside, Goran Dragic, James Johnson and Justise Winslow all remained out with various injuries, Rodney McGruder and Okaro White are likely not returning anytime soon, and now Waiters is ailing again. MOST READ Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities View commentslast_img read more

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Scott scores 18 in Wizards’ win over short-handed Magic

first_imgAsian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed 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 Magic center Nikola Vucevic broke his left index finger with about seven minutes remaining in the first quarter and will be out indefinitely. Vucevic joins three of Orlando’s opening-night starters on the sideline with injuries. Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon and Terrence Ross are also hurt.Vucevic said he got tangled up with Washington center Ian Mahinmi.“I tried to get out,” Vucevic said. “As I went away I think he might (have) pulled my finger, I’m not sure. I heard it pop when it happened.”Washington took the lead late in the first quarter and was up 37-29 after one. The Wizards led 72-48 at halftime.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Oladipo scores 38, Pacers rally to beat Nets in OT Seven players scored in double figures as Washington rebounded from a 35-point rout at Brooklyn on Friday. Markieff Morris and Kelly Oubre had 16 points apiece. John Wall added 10 points and 13 assists.Wizards coach Scott Brooks had no simple explanation for the two games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Welcome to the world of coaching,” he said. “(Friday) night’s game was a horrible game. There was nothing positive about it.”Orlando, which has lost 19 of 22, was led by Elfrid Payton’s career-high 30 points.center_img Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Washington Wizards forward Mike Scott (30) drives past Orlando Magic forward Marreese Speights (5) for a shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game. APWASHINGTON — One night after a humiliating defeat, the Washington Wizards set a season high for points and rolled to an easy win.Mike Scott scored 18 points, Otto Porter Jr. and Bradley Beal each had 17, and the Wizards beat Orlando 130-103 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time) to hand the injury-ravaged Magic their eighth straight loss.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Irving scores 25, Celtics cruise past Bulls

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Irving scored 25 points, Jaylen Brown had 20 and the Celtics coasted to a 117-92 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Well known for his acrobatic moves, Irving shot 9 for 15 from the floor against Chicago — including 5 of 7 from beyond the 3-point line.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder“I think that’s the one thing that gets lost in all the handles and all the different moves, and the plays that end up on YouTube, is how skilled he is shooting the ball,” Stevens said. “He’s just a tremendous shooter. He doesn’t miss when you’re just shooting without defense. He’s an elite shooter.”Thanks to Irving’s sweet shooting, the Celtics (27-9) halted a two-game skid. They haven’t lost three straight all season. Read Next LATEST STORIES “He’s one of the best — a true point guard that comes out, makes the right plays, the right decisions,” Brown said. “He’s assertive. He makes it easier for us.”Jayson Tatum added 13 points, and Al Horford and Aron Baynes each had 10 for the Eastern Conference leaders as all five Celtics starters were in double figures. Reserve guard Marcus Smart scored 11 points and rookie Daniel Theis grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds to go with 10 points.Bobby Portis paced the Bulls (10-22) with 17 points. Robin Lopez and Lauri Markkanen both scored 10. Chicago lost its second straight after a seven-game winning streak.The Celtics avenged a lopsided defeat in Chicago on Dec. 11, when they lost by 23. Irving didn’t play in that game because he was rested.“We knew they were going to come out and try and be aggressive because of that,” said Bulls guard Kris Dunn, who went 1 of 12 from the floor.ADVERTISEMENT Mayweather challenges Kobe: ‘I’m ready to play you one on one for $1M’ Boston shot 5 of 7 from beyond the arc in the third quarter and outscored the Bulls 38-18.“They just had more edge than us, specifically that stretch in the third quarter,” Lopez said. “They seemed pretty comfortable out there, especially on offense.”Brown nailed a pair of 3-pointers and scored seven points as the Celtics opened the third with a 13-2 run, pulling out to a 73-60 lead.After the teams alternated baskets for a couple of minutes, Boston took charge by scoring 15 of the next 19 points. Irving had a pair of 3s during the run and Tatum added one.Boston led 98-76 after three.Chicago missed 12 of 18 shots overall in the third and committed six turnovers. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending 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 Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving elbows Chicago Bulls’ Kris Dunn on the face as he goes past Dunn to the basket during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game. APBOSTON — Kyrie Irving makes spinning baskets off the dribble and converts drives in the lane while leaning in all sorts of different directions.It’s the simple jump shot that earns praise from Boston coach Brad Stevens.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ View comments BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communitieslast_img read more

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Beleaguered Mutko steps down as president of Russian Football Union

first_imgRead Next 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 Mutko sat on FIFA’s ruling council until March, when he was barred from running for re-election because his government position was judged a conflict of interest. Mutko was replaced by his longtime associate and fellow World Cup organizer Alexei Sorokin.FIFA thanked Mutko for what it called a “responsible step … taken in the best interest of the FIFA World Cup next summer.”“Mr. Mutko’s decision will have no impact on the successful staging of the FIFA World Cup next summer, as FIFA, the Russian Government, RFU and the LOC (Local Organizing Committee) continue their fruitful cooperation on the preparations for the FIFA World Cup according to plan,” it said in a statement. “In the coming days, FIFA will discuss with all relevant parties and agree on the next steps related to the LOC.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Ginebra, NLEX turn back rivals 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Mutko said at a briefing that he would suspend his activities as president for half-a-year, and Alexander Alayev would serve as the acting head of the Russian Football Union.Mutko would retain the job of deputy prime minister overseeing sports.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderInvestigations by the World Anti-Doping Agency and the International Olympic Committee alleged that Mutko was involved in a sophisticated state-sponsored doping program during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Mutko, who served as Russia’s sports minister during the Games, has strongly denied all doping allegations.The IOC didn’t accuse Mutko of being personally involved in doping, but banned him from the Olympics for life, saying he and his ministry bore overall responsibility for “failure to respect” anti-doping rules. LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq MOST READ Mutko said he wanted to have his duties as president of the Russian Football Union suspended as he was planning to contest his ban from the Olympics at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.He added that he would also likely step down as the head of the World Cup’s organizing committee.Dmitry Svishchev, a member of the committee for sports and tourism at the lower house of Russian parliament, told the state RIA Novosti news agency that Mutko was stepping down in order to defuse criticism of Russia before the run-up to the World Cup.At a joint news conference with FIFA president Gianni Infantino ahead of the World Cup draw in Moscow on Dec. 1, Mutko reaffirmed his denial of the doping accusations.“There is no proof” Russian ran a state-backed doping scheme, he said. “Nowadays everyone is trying to make some kind of axis of evil out of us, just because we’re a great sporting power.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ In this file photo, Vitaly Mutko, Russian Federation Deputy Prime Minister & Russia 2018 World Cup Local Organising Committee Chairman, speaks with press during the opening of the WCup Fan ID distribution center in Moscow, Russia.Vitaly Mutko, a Russian government official who has been dogged by allegations of involvement in doping, has temporarily stepped down as president of the Russian Football Union, a move apparently intended to deflect international criticism as Russia prepares to host the 2018 World Cup. APMOSCOW — Vitaly Mutko, a Russian government official who has been dogged by allegations of involvement in doping, said Monday he would temporarily step down as president of the Russian Football Union.It’s a move apparently intended to deflect international criticism as Russia prepares to host the 2018 World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Los Blankos! Lopetegui & misfiring Madrid look utterly lost

first_imgIt would have been more of a surprise if Real Madrid had scored, rather than fired yet another blank in an impotent performance at Alaves on Saturday.Real tumbled to a 1-0 defeat at Mendizorroza, which means they have not scored for four-and-a-half matches in all competitions, close to seven hours of play.The last time they found the back of the net was September 22, when Marco Asensio fired home in the 41st minute against Espanyol, but this time the Spaniard was forced to start the game on the bench. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! It is Real’s longest run of games without a goal since April 1985, when they went on a five-game drought, eventually coming fifth in the league but lifting the UEFA Cup.This is also the third round of games running Madrid have missed the chance to move ahead of Barcelona at the top of the table, with the Catalans facing Valencia on Sunday, and coach Julen Lopetegui is the rightful target for criticism after a damp squib of a showing.Indeed, the former Spain boss must shoulder the blame for this defeat after a strange team selection which deprived Los Blancos of width and left them toothless in attack.With Marcelo out injured and creative midfielder Isco sidelined too, it didn’t make sense for Lopetegui to drop Asensio, who has the spark and magic in his locker that can unlock a defence.The 22-year-old has not been in dynamite form but has a skill-set that few others possess and can make headway on the flanks.With the exception of Gareth Bale, who was positioned more centrally in any case, Madrid started with only Alvaro Odriozola as someone who could offer any dynamism out wide.The right-back, still bedding in after his summer switch from Real Sociedad, was one of the few Madrid players who found space in the first half, but was unable to make anything of it.Julen Lopetegui Real Madrid AlavesKarim Benzema Real Madrid AlavesMariano Real Madrid AlavesLopetegui, perhaps wary of the Basque side after a strong start to the season, choked the game by playing four natural centre-midfielders in Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Casemiro and Dani Ceballos.Abelardo played one up front instead of his usual two and it led to a first half that saw no clear chances for either side.Lopetegui made a bold move in taking off Karim Benzema at half-time for Mariano Diaz, who offered plenty of energy but no precision.Real’s new No.7 obviously cannot hold a candle to their old one, with Cristiano Ronaldo’s shadow increasingly looming large over this misfiring Madrid side.The Portuguese leaving was not Lopetegui’s fault but the coach is not coming up with any answers to the barrage of questions about his team’s failings in front of goal.Lopetegui has made it fairly clear at the start of the season that he doesn’t trust Vinicius Junior and yet he found himself throwing the young Brazilian on in place of Bale with 10 minutes to go.Lopetegui threw the kitchen sink at Alaves without any rhyme or reason and there were no green shoots for the coach to take hope from ahead of the coming games.Manu Garcia’s 95th-minute winner turns the pressure up on the coach, but even with the score level, Madrid’s goal problem was costing them dearly.Madrid have two matches, both at home against Levante in La Liga and Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League, to find goals from somewhere ahead of their Clasico trip to Camp Nou on October 28.last_img read more

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Never stop trying, Usain Bolt tells younger generation

first_imgIconic Usain Bolt hopes the younger generation can receive a message from his legendary experience — anything is possible if one works hard.Retiring Jamaican “lightning” Bolt put on one last appearance on Sunday, the final day of the London World Championships as the 100 metre and 200 metre world record holder went on a lap of honour in a specially arranged farewell ceremony in front of the sell-out spectators.The 11-time world champion and eight-time Olympic gold medalist made a final signature arrow-shooting stance and then left the track for good, Xinhua reported.”I’ve proven that by working hard, anything is possible. For me, I was sitting down today and doing an interview. My motto is anything is possible,” said the 30-year-old.”It shows that everyone should continue trying. I personally feel this is a good message to send to youngsters to push on. If I can leave that to the younger generation, then that’s a good legacy to leave,” Bolt told a packed news conference.The end of Bolt’s career was far from perfect, a bronze in the 100m and he didn’t make the finish line of his last race, the 4x100m relay as he had to limp off the track with injury.”One championship doesn’t change what I’ve done. After losing the 100m someone said to me, ‘Muhammad Ali lost his last fight so don’t be too stressed.’ I have shown my credentials throughout my career so losing my last race isn’t going to change what I’ve done in my sport,” said Bolt.advertisementBolt said right now he had no plan for the future and just wanted to do things he was previously couldn’t as an athlete, such as “have a party and have a drink”.But no matter what he will do in the future, Bolt said he would not return to run again.”I have seen too many people retire and come back and just make it worse, shame themselves. So I personally won’t. I won’t be those stars to come back,” he said.After the lap of honour, Bolt received a framed part of the London track from London mayor Sadiq Khan and Sebastian Coe, head of the ruling body IAAF, who often speaks highly of the legendary runner.last_img read more

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Hummels criticises Germany tactics after shock Mexico defeat

first_imgWorld Cup ‘Only me and Boateng were at the back’ – Hummels criticises Germany tactics in Mexico loss Jamie Smith 05:02 6/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Mats Hummels Getty Images World Cup Germany v Mexico Germany Mexico The World Cup holders were ripped to pieces in defences by Mexico’s swift counters, and Hummels believe he was left too exposed Mats Hummels said Germany’s tactical approach was wrong after the World Cup holders lost the opening game of their title defence 1-0 to Mexico.Hirving Lozano struck the only goal of the Group F clash, but Mexico wasted numerous chances on the break to record an even larger margin of victory.Germany, meanwhile, had 26 shots without causing Guillermo Ochoa too many problems, although the Mexico goalkeeper made nine saves in keeping a memorable clean sheet. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Hummels felt Germany did not heed the warning of their final warm-up friendly against Saudi Arabia that ended in a tight 2-1 win, their only success in seven matches since the end of the World Cup qualifying campaign last year.”It’s pretty simple. We played like we did against Saudi Arabia, but against a better opponent,” Hummels said to ZDF.”We talked about a few things, such as not losing possession and protection, which unfortunately we did not put into action today. “Mexico deserved the game because we made it too easy for them, knowing we should not have allowed that to happen.”If seven or eight players play offensively, then it’s clear that the offensive force is greater than the defensive stability. That’s what I often say internally.”Our stability is not good, you have to say – often only Jerome [Boateng] and I were at the back, so they mercilessly attacked us.”Honestly the worst possible start into the tournament! But we will fight back @DFB_Team pic.twitter.com/jlfwoN8oTo— Jerome Boateng (@JB17Official) June 17, 2018Germany will still expect to progress – they face Sweden and South Korea in their remaining matches – but Hummels told his team-mates to buck up their ideas.”A wake-up call is too late, we now have to win two games, otherwise the World Cup is over,” Hummels said. “We actually had the wake-up call against Saudi Arabia.”1 – Opening game at the World Cup for reigning champions in the 21st century:2002 France 0-1 2006  Brasil 1-0 2010  Italy 1-1 2014  Spain 1-5 2018  Germany 0-1 Pressure. #GERMEX #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/8g3kXZHSwA— OptaJean (@OptaJean) June 17, 2018Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos joined Hummels in demanding an improved performance when Germany take on South Korea on Wednesday in Kazan.”I think we did not find any solutions in the first half,” Kroos said.”Mexico were clever, we did better in the second half and Mexico got tired.”We’re under pressure now, without question, we have to get six points from the two games, if possible.”last_img read more

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Day One Summary

first_imgSix of Australia’s seven divisions remain undefeated after the first day of competition. The Australian Men’s 40’s were the first team to take to the fields for Australia, and did so in style defeating Singapore 12-0. Their big challenge came in game two for the 40’s team, playing a New Zealand side celebrating Peter Walters 100th test cap for New Zealand. The game didn’t disappoint, with both sides playing impressively, and showing plenty of flair in attack. Australia led for the majority of the game before a late New Zealand comeback saw them take the game in the dying seconds, 9-8.Their third game saw the team up against England, winning 15-0. The Australian Men’s 35’s got their campaign off to an impressive start, with three big wins on day one of the event.  They met Spain in their first game and came away 9-1 winners, before defeating England 14-0 and Ireland 15-0. The Australian Men’s 30’s nearly had event organisers reaching for the record books in the first round of their division, starting their campaign off in a blistering fashion, defeating Luxembourg 31-0. Captain Gavin Shuker led by example, scoring 11 touchdowns in the win. They followed this up with a 16-2 win over South Africa, and a 10 touchdown win over Fiji late on the first day of competition. The Australian Senior Mixed team created history on day one, beating a previously undefeated New Zealand side 10-9. The team dug deep and proved that they will be a force to be reckoned with during the event, and went on to defeat Italy 15-1. Australia got their campaign off to an impressive start in the Men’s Open division, with two big wins on the opening day. Game one saw the team defeated France 22-1, and they backed this up with a 21-0 win over the Netherlands on Wednesday afternoon. The team will meet New Zealand late on Thursday afternoon, with the game set to be a thrilling encounter. The Australian Women’s Open team was impressive in attack and defence on day one, scoring 51 touchdowns for and not conceding any touchdowns against in their three games. Australia defeated the England Women’s 30’s side 17-0, Wales 19-0 and Scotland 15-0 on day one. The Australian Mixed Open team are also undefeated after game one, with two strong wins on day one of the event. In their first game, the team defeated England 16-1, and went on to defeated Nuie 10-4 in their second match of the day. Highlights from several of the games are being uploaded to the TFA YouTube Channel throughout the event, as well as interviews with players and ‘Plays of the Day’. Head to www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus to view all of the videos.last_img read more

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Chelsea boss Lampard suffers joint-heaviest defeat of his career

first_imgFrank Lampard endured a difficult start to life as Chelsea boss with their 4-0 thrashing at Manchester United the joint-heaviest defeat of his managerial career.Marcus Rashford scored twice, with further goals from Anthony Martial and debutant Daniel James completing a convincing win for the Red Devils at Old Trafford and send a number of records tumbling.It is the second time Lampard has been on the end of a 4-0 defeat as a manager, his heaviest defeat to date, with Aston Villa beating his Derby side by that margin at Villa Park in April. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? It was also the heaviest defeat by a Chelsea manager in their first game in charge since Danny Blanchflower lost 7-2 at Middlesbrough in December 1978 as well as the heaviest ever opening-day league defeat in their 104-year history.Taking into account his playing career, the game was Lampard’s heaviest defeat in the Premier League since a 7-1 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford while playing for West Ham in April 2000.It means Chelsea end the opening Premier League weekend in 19th place, the first time they end a day in the Premier League relegation zone since September 30, 2000. However, the London club were not in action that day and moved up to 12th with a 3-0 win against Liverpool 24 hours later.Manchester United, in contrast, are celebrating their biggest win over Chelsea in a top-flight match since winning 4-0 in March 1965 under Matt Busby.The result will pile more pressure on Lampard, who is beginning just his second campaign as a manager.The 41-year-old took Derby to the Championship play-off final last season but his promotion hopes were ended following a 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa at Wembley.However, Lampard did end up in the Premier League when Chelsea decided to bring their former midfielder back to Stamford Bridge to succeed Maurizio Sarri.With the club currently serving a two-window transfer ban Lampard has pledged to develop some of the club’s young players.He was true to his word at Old Trafford, handing starts to Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham while Fikayo Tomori was among the substitutes.Next up for Lampard’s side is the European Super Cup against Liverpool in Istanbul on Wednesday before taking on Leicester in his first home game in charge next weekend.last_img read more

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PK Grills: A Culinary Cult Classic Lives to Grill Again

first_img An American Classic: How to Grill Burgers The Right Way Every Time Editors’ Recommendations The Custom Indian x Traeger Motorcycle Features a Legit Barbecue Grill Sidecar 5 Best Smokers and Smoker-Grill Combos to Enhance Your Meats Become a Grill Master this Summer with the Best Grilling Accessories Just as the mythical phoenix arises from the ashes of its predecessor, PK (Portable Kitchen) Grills had almost faded into obscurity before being reborn. The first Portable Kitchen was created in 1952 in Tyler, Texas by Hilton Meigs, an inventor and businessman. The unique capsule design was constructed of thick cast aluminum which conducts heat more efficiently than steel and will not fall prey to the effects of rust like other grills. In 1960, Meigs sold the business to Lewis Hamlin, who moved the entire operation to Little Rock, Arkansas. With an abundance of aluminum at his disposal in the company’s new location, the PK Grill’s operation continued to prosper until a fire and subsequent additional business issues caused the company to cease production in the mid-1970s.Fast forward to 1998, when Paul James discovered one of the classic grills at a yard sale and, after a hiatus of almost two decades, the classic grill was back in business. After some research, James purchased the intellectual property for Portable Kitchen. He then located the same tool and die casting company that had poured the original grills. From his garage sale find, a new mold was created and a new generation of PK Grills and Smokers was born.In 2014, Brian Taylor (Paul James’ brother-in-law), Jeff Humiston, and Scott Moody bought a majority stake in the company from James and began to execute a strategy to create a brand around the PK Grill & Smoker. In the fall of 2016, Portable Kitchen launched the first new grill to its line in more than 40 years. The PK360 Grill and Smoker has an improved four-point venting system, a larger cooking area (360 square inches), a higher pedestal stand, and heat resistant, detachable shelves (available in either teak or synthetic versions).While we haven’t had the opportunity to cook with the PK experts directly, we did have the opportunity to catch up with one of the owners and Chief Marketing Officer, Scott Moody. In addition to assisting with the PK story, we wanted to share some of his direct answers to the brand’s effectiveness and what lies ahead for the company.What sets PK apart from other grills on the market? Moody: PK Grills are made from thick cast aluminum and they have four vents instead of two. Aluminum conducts heat four times more efficiently than steel. This conductive property of aluminum, combined with four vents makes it much easier to achieve and control consistent, even heat inside the grill. Also, Aluminum is inherently rust-proof, so PK Grills  have a reputation for lasting a very long time when other (steel) grills rust out.How does it compare to other grills in regards to cooking?The capsule shape combined with the four-point venting system allows for direct or indirect cooking. You can configure air flow to cook ‘hot and fast’ or ‘low and slow’.What is the biggest challenge facing this revived company? Our biggest challenge is brand awareness. Once people are aware of PK and know the story, they tend to buy because the product puts so much value on the table. However, we are still relatively unknown.Aside from the recent addition of the PK360, is there anything that you can share about what’s in the pipeline for the company? We have two new versions of the Original PK grill which are available this year, the PKTX which utilizes a unique folding stand that converts into a dolly and the PKGO which is a shorter, ultra-portable tailgate stand.Still not sold? Consider this: Portable Kitchen has been the grill of choice for the winning team at the Steak Grill Championship three years running (2015-2017). It’s hard to argue with winners.The Original PK Grill and Smoker – $370Get GrillingPk 360 Grill and Smoker – $900Get GrillingAnd now that you’ve got the grill, you’ve gotta get the gear. How to Grill Fish: A Quick and Easy Guide to Getting it Right Every Time last_img read more

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Image of the Day: RFA Fort Victoria Emerges from Makeover

first_imgzoom Looking resplendent riding high in No.5 Dock at Cammell Laird’s yard in Birkenhead, RFA Fort Victoria belies her 24 years of age.And well she might for the supply ship has undergone a revamp costing just shy of £50m – the biggest revamp ever carried out by the world-famous yard on a Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel.The 31,000-tonne stores ship has gone through a ten-month overhaul on the Mersey – one of nine vessels in the 13-strong RFA flotilla to receive a revamp courtesy of Cammell Laird since 2008.Image: Royal Navylast_img read more

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Rotterdam Oil Terminal Deal Goes Sour

first_imgzoom The Port of Rotterdam Authority and Shtandart TT, a 100% subsidiary of Russia’s Summa Group, have terminated their contract for the construction of the Tank Terminal Europoort West. The terminal, which ultimately would have had a capacity of over 3 million cubic metres of storage space, was intended for transit of Urals crude oil and oil products.At the end of 2010, the Port Authority launched an ‘open assessment procedure’, which led to a contract with Shtandart TT. At the beginning of 2013, the Port Authority handed over the site to Shtandart, ready for construction. By early 2015 all of the building and environmental permits necessary for construction and operation of the terminal were in place.The contract between the Port Authority and Shtandart TT, which was concluded four years ago, included agreements on the schedule and the quantities of crude oil and oil products that would be handled at the terminal. Shtandart TT has recently initiated discussions on the feasibility of the project, which have led to the decision to terminate the joint project.Considering the highly dynamic nature of the global oil sector, including that in Russia, and developments in the handling of oil products in Rotterdam, the Port Authority believes it may be possible to develop the terminal concept with another interested party now that the site is available again.The handling of mineral oil products was up by more than 25% at the Port of Rotterdam in the first six months of 2015. The main reason behind this is an increase in Russian fuel oil that is shipped to the Far East via Rotterdam. About 30% of the crude oil that has arrived in Rotterdam has come from Russia in the last decade.last_img read more

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Alberta to fight for full value of its natural gas

first_imgEDMONTON, A.B. – The Province of Alberta is fighting for the full value of its natural gas.The Alberta Government announced that is creating a Liquefied Natural Gas Investment Team to work directly with the industry on reducing barriers for securing final investment decisions on export projects that will increase the value of natural gas resources.This announcement comes after a key recommendation of Alberta’s Natural Gas Advisory Panel, appointed in May 2018 to provide advice to the Minister of Energy on short and medium-term actions Alberta can take to address persistently undervalued natural gas and extreme price volatility due to transmission, storage and market access challenges. Alberta Minister of Energy, Margaret McCuaig-Boyd, says the Province needed to come up with a way of raising the value of Alberta’s oil and natural gas.“Whether we’re talking about oil or natural gas, the details are different but the story is the same. Albertans are getting pennies on the dollar because we can’t get our resources to international markets, and our biggest customer has become our biggest competitor. We can’t sit on the fence like previous governments did. We must take the bull by the horns and fight for the full value of our natural gas.”The Investment Team will consist of five members that will advise and work with the industry on getting more value for natural gas.The Investment Team is part of a broader made-in-Alberta oil and gas strategy that includes the aggressive expansion of energy upgrading opportunities within the province as the government takes short-term action to address the oil price differential crisis.last_img read more

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UNbacked fund to fight AIDS TB malaria approves nearly 850 million in

The United Nations-backed Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today approved its sixth round of grants since it was established in 2002, committing $847 million to 85 projects in 63 countries, bringing its total commitments to $6.6 billion.Overall the Fund, set up on Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s initiative, has made more than 460 grants in 136 countries.“Millions of people around the world have been reached with life-saving services through Global Fund financing,” Global Fund Executive Director Richard Feachem said in Guatemala City, where the Fund’s Board met.“These additional commitments will build on that progress and enable us to reach many more of those still in need. We are grateful to the Global Fund’s many generous donors who made the approval of these new grants possible,” he added of the new grants, nearly half of which goes to Africa. Over a five year period, the grants will support provision of life-extending antiretroviral (ARV) treatment to 200,000 people with AIDS, the effective treatment of nearly 400,000 people infected with TB, and the distribution of 11.5 million insecticide-treated bed nets to prevent malaria, among many other important interventions.In addition, significant new investments will be made in the treatment of the growing epidemic of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB), with roughly 8,500 patients expected to be treated over five years, a major increase over current global treatment levels.“This is a great development for the Global Fund and the world’s fight against AIDS, TB and malaria. These grants will provide vital additional assistance to countries and communities around the world,” the Chair of the Global Fund’s Board, Carol Jacobs, said. After Africa, the remaining amount is to be distributed among other regions experiencing large or rapidly growing burdens of the diseases, including Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean.Just over half of the grants will go to fight HIV/AIDS, while the other half is evenly divided between TB and malaria. To date, Global Fund-financed programmes have provided ARV treatment to over 600,000 people with AIDS, treated 1.4 million people with TB, and distributed 11.3 million insecticide-treated bed nets to prevent malaria.The Fund provides a quarter of international financing against AIDS worldwide, more than half of all international malaria financing and more than two thirds of international financing for TB programs. Together, the three diseases kill more than 6 million people each year. read more

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