WICB’s Nanthan slams Sammy

first_imgROSEAU, Dominica (CMC):The vice-president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Emmanuel Nanthan, yesterday launched a major broadside against Darren Sammy 48 hours after he led West Indies into the history books by becoming the first team to capture the T20 World Cup twice.Nanton has blasted as “irrelevant, demeaning, insulting, and unfortunate” comments made by Sammy minutes after West Indies pulled off a stunning four-wicket victory over England to seal the title.Sammy courted controversy when he hit out at the WICB for its lack of support and praised Prime Minister of Grenada Dr Keith Mitchell and CARICOM for messages of support, which inspired his team.”So to try to make it look like the board was inefficient in any way is rather unfortunate,” declared Nanton in a radio interview in Dominica.”To spoil what was a tremendous achievement for the Caribbean civilisation with comments that are totally irrelevant and demeaning and insulting to the Caribbean people I believe was rather unfortunate”.Contracts disputeSammy’s comments were also made against the backdrop of the players’ contracts dispute with the WICB before the start of the tournament back in February, which threatened the side’s participation.Sammy acted as the players’ representative during the brief impasse.The WICB vice-president also took issue with the players for complaining about a reduction in their fee structure for the World Cup while not disclosing increases in fees for the regional competition.”So the players complained that for the World Cup, their fees went down maybe by US$20,000 or thereabout. But they did not say that the week before they got the World Cup contract, all of them signed contracts for the regional competition, where their fees went up by US$80,000, $140,000, $145,000, and $75,000. They did not say that,” said Nanthan.”But they are saying that they had a loss of US$20,000 each on the World Cup. The World Cup is every other year. Our regional competition is every year. So really and truly, they weremaking noise for losing $20,000 on one side but gaining $150,000 or $280,000 in some instances on the other hand and never ever said that to anybody.”Praised new managerOn Sunday, Sammy also praised newly installed manager Rawl Lewis, who, he said, went to extraordinary lengths to solve a uniform problem during the pre-tournament camp in Dubai.But Nanthan has dismissed Sammy’s comments on this issue as misleading, blaming the impasse for the delay in printing numbers on the uniforms.”The date was coming. The players had not consented to go to play, so the company delivered the uniforms without the numbers in them because we were not sure which players we going to play,” he said.”So when the logistics officer left the Caribbean for Dubai, he had a ticket in his hands to go to pick up the uniforms in Calcutta, put the numbers on them, and carry them himself to the team well before the World Cup.”Earlier, the WICB, in a release, had described Sammy’s comments as “inappropriate” and promised an investigation with a view to taking necessary action.Nanthan’s comments are likely to fuel more tension between the champion West Indies side, which has garnered massive support in the region, and an embattled Dave Cameron-led WICB, which is coming under mounting public pressure to step down.last_img read more

Two northern fires continue to burn

first_imgThe Ontario crews that were helping control the fires have since returned home.Now, Chimko says crews have the Prophet River Fire pretty much contained.[asset|aid=1567|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=fcdd59c63b5b2d86f9fee9ff4b32ea4d-Chimko June 24th – 2_1_Pub.mp3]Chimko says as of June 24th, there are no new fires to report on in the North.Advertisement View Northern Fires in a larger mapDamp weather and extra crews have helped to get one northern fire under control.Fire Information Officer Jillian Chimko says the most northern fire, which is 50 kilometres north-west from the larger Smith/Liard fire, is 100 per cent contained.- Advertisement -Meanwhile, she says the Smith/Liard fire continues to burn…[asset|aid=1566|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=fcdd59c63b5b2d86f9fee9ff4b32ea4d-Chimko june 24th – 1_1_Pub.mp3]The fire was discovered on June 1st. It is currently sitting at around 230 square kilometres in size.Advertisementlast_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgSANTA FE SPRINGS – Two deputies were injured early Tuesday when their patrol car and another vehicle collided at a Santa Fe Springs intersection, authorities said. The crash occurred about 5:30 a.m. at Florence and Bloomfield avenues, said Sgt. Brian Doyle of the sheriff’s Norwalk Station. Two deputies in the patrol car and two men in the other vehicle were taken to a hospital with minor injuries. One of the deputies was immediately released; his partner was kept for observation, Doyle said. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Embroidery class at adult school LA MIRADA – The La Mirada Adult School is offering classes on how to create elegant Victorian ribbon embroidery from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Thursday at 15310 Alondra Blvd., room 45. For more information, call (714) 827-6488 or (714) 670-9279. Scholarships to aid high school seniors SANTA FE SPRINGS – Applications for the annual Destiny scholarship and Powell grant are available at the Betty Wilson and Neighborhood centers; Pioneer, Santa Fe Springs and St. Paul high schools; Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce; Santa Fe Springs City Hall; Santa Fe Springs Library; and Town Center Hall. Applicants for the Destiny scholarship must be high school seniors who have lived in Santa Fe Springs for two or more years and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Those interested in the Powell Grant must be graduating high school seniors currently enrolled in a college, art academy or trade school. Applicants must reside in Santa Fe Springs for two or more years and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. March 31 to the Santa Fe Springs Youth Enrichment Fund, 12016 Telegraph Road, Suite 100, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670. For more information, call (562) 944-1616. Dinner dance to benefit hospital MONTEBELLO – The board of trustees of the Beverly Hospital Foundation will hold its annual dinner dance at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the Sequoia Ballroom of Disney’s Grand Californian, 1600 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim. This year’s theme is “Black and White Ball.” Black tie is preferred. Tickets for the gala are available for $175 to $250 per person. All proceeds from the event will benefit the emergency care center at Beverly Hospital. For more information, call (323) 725-4264. League to sponsor book-review series WHITTIER – Assistance League of Whittier is sponsoring a series of three book reviews featuring Bonnie Weber, Whittier Library’s children’s librarian, who along with other librarians will review and critique a variety of books. The first event will be held at 10:30 a.m. March 27 at Assistance League of Whittier, 6339 Greenleaf Ave. Other book review dates are April 24 and May 22. The cost for the series is $25, or $10 for one presentation. For more information, call (562) 696-0408. St. Patrick’s Day party slated at VFW SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3752 will hold a St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser from 5 to 8p.m. Friday at 11912 Rivera Road. Corned beef and cabbage will be served, followed by karaoke. The cost is $5.95 per dinner. For more information, call (562) 698- 9059. – From staff reports AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

ALL YOUR WEEKEND GAA RESULTS

first_imgCOUNTY DONEGAL RESULTSMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 05-May-2013 An Clochán Liath 0 – 6 0 – 6 Sean Mac Cumhaill Dungloe05-May-2013 Gleann Fhinne 1 – 11 0 – 11 Termon Glenfin05-May-2013 Realt na Mara G.F.C 1 – 11 1 – 10 Buncrana Bundoran McGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment05-May-2013 Realt na Mara G.F.C 0 – 7 1 – 7 Buncrana Bundoran05-May-2013 An Clochán Liath 1 – 14 0 – 12 Sean MacCumhaills Dungloe05-May-2013 Gleann Fhinne 2 – 11 2 – 7 Termon GlenfinBrian McCormick Sports Division 1 Reserve Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment05-May-2013 Kilcar 4 – 13 0 – 5 Malin KilcarBrian McCormick Sports Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 04-May-2013 Killybegs 0 – 8 2 – 4 Gaoth Dobhair McDevitt ParkMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment04-May-2013 Burt 1 – 10 1 – 3 Moville Hibernian Park04-May-2013 Pettigo 1 – 5 3 – 11 Naomh Pádraig Uisce Chaoin PettigoMarley Coaches Division 5 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment04-May-2013 Glenswilly 1 – 4 1 – 14 Naomh Conaill GlenswillyCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment04-May-2013 Downings 2 – 6 1 – 4 Carndonagh Pairc Na nDunaibhMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment04-May-2013 Letterkenny Gaels 1 – 5 3 – 13 Convoy Letterkenny GaelsCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment04-May-2013 Naomh Colmcille 2 – 12 0 – 9 Naomh Pádraig Leifear Naomh ColmcilleMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment04-May-2013 Milford 4 – 14 0 – 7 Robert Emmets Moyle ParkCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment04-May-2013 Aodh Ruadh 1 – 13 0 – 6 Red Hughs Father Tierney ParkBrian McCormick Sports Division 1 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment04-May-2013 Killybegs 0 – 13 0 – 10 Gaoth Dobhair TBCMarley Coaches Division 4 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment04-May-2013 Letterkenny Gaels 0 – 7 0 – 7 Convoy TBCBrian McCormick Sports Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment04-May-2013 Kilcar 3 – 13 1 – 8 Malin KilcarCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment04-May-2013 Aodh Ruadh 0 – 13 0 – 10 Red Hughs Father Tierney ParkMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment04-May-2013 Urris 0 – 14 0 – 6 Na Rossa Crampsey ParkMarley Coaches Division 5 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment04-May-2013 Sean MacCumhaills 2 – 5 1 – 10 St Eunans Sean Mac CumhaillMarley Coaches Division 4 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment04-May-2013 Burt 3 – 13 1 – 4 Moville Hibernian ParkMinor League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment03-May-2013 Gaoth Dobhair 3 – 5 2 – 14 An Clochán Liath Glenties Semi FinalMinor League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment03-May-2013 Na Rossa 2 – 7 3 – 13 Termon Killygordan Pairc an Domhnaigh Semi Final03-May-2013 Naomh Columba 1 – 9 1 – 8 Burt Convoy Semi FinalMinor League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment03-May-2013 Ardara 0 – 6 3 – 16 St Eunans Dungloe Semi FinalMarley Coaches Division 4 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment02-May-2013 Naomh Pádraig Uisce Chaoin 1 – 3 0 – 16 Urris Naomh Padraig Uisce ChaoinSenior Hurling LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-May-2013 Setanta 0 – 12 1 – 3 Sean Mac Cumhaill Setanta01-May-2013 Naomh Ádhamhnáin/St Eunan’s 0 – 6 0 – 11 Shamrocks O Donnell ParkDONEGAL NORTHMinor League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-May-2013 Gaoth Dobhair 1 – 12 4 – 6 St Eunans Crossroads Regional finalU14 League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-May-2013 Termon 4 – 6 5 – 5 Cloughaneely The Burn RoadU14 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-May-2013 Gaoth Dobhair 1 – 5 0 St Michaels Machaire GathlanU14 League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-May-2013 Naomh Padraig Muff 1 – 5 0 Naomh Padraig Lifford MuffU14 League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-May-2013 Glenswilly 1 – 5 2 – 12 Letterkenny Gaels Glenswilly-Pairc Naomh ColumbaU14 League Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-May-2013 Robert Emmets 1 – 7 3 – 9 Glenfin Pairc EimeadU14 League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-May-2013 Milford 0 – 4 2 – 6 St Eunans B Moyle Park MilfordU14 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-May-2013 Buncrana 2 – 3 2 – 9 Convoy Scarvey-BuncranaMinor League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-May-2013 Cloughaneely 3 – 8 2 – 6 Naomh Colmcille Newtown CloughaneelyMinor League Division 2 FinalDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Apr-2013 Burt 3 – 13 3 – 9 Termon O Donnell Park-Letterkenny FinalDONEGAL SOUTHUnder 14 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment03-May-2013 CLG Naomh Muire 3 – 9 4 – 10 Bundoran CLG Naomh MuireUnder 14 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment03-May-2013 Ardara B 2 – 4 4 – 17 Naomh Brid ArdaraUnder 14 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment03-May-2013 Ardara 6 – 24 0 – 1 Naomh Naille Ardara03-May-2013 Kilcar 4 – 10 6 – 3 Four Masters KilcarCounty Minor Div 2 Semi FinalsDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment03-May-2013 Naomh Columba 1 – 9 1 – 8 Burt Convoy Extra Time If Necessary Linesman Mark McGlinchy & Paddy McGintyCounty Minor League Division 1 Semi FinalsDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment03-May-2013 Dungloe 2 – 14 3 – 5 Gweedore Naomh Connaill LinesmanIan Molloy & Ronan Odonnell ExtraTime If Necessary03-May-2013 Ardara 0 – 6 3 – 16 St Eunans Dungloe Linesman Jim Brennan & Patrick Caulfield Extra Time If NecessaryCounty Minor Div 2 Semi FinalsDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment03-May-2013 Na Rossa 2 – 7 3 – 13 Termon Red Hughs Linesman Joe Odonnell & Enda McFeeley. Extra Time If NecessaryUnder 14 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-May-2013 Naomh Columba 9 – 16 0 – 5 Four Masters B Naomh ColumbaNorth Minor Division 1 League FinalDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-May-2013 St Eunans 4 – 6 1 – 12 Gweedore Red HughsUnder 14 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-May-2013 Dungloe 3 – 20 2 – 12 Aodh Ruadh DungloeUnder 14 Championship Division 1 Group ADate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Apr-2013 Aodh Ruadh 8 – 5 8 – 10 Bundoran Aodh Ruadh29-Apr-2013 Naomh Conaill 8 – 7 2 – 7 Four Masters Naomh ConnaillUnder 14 Championship Division 1 Group BDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Apr-2013 Kilcar 5 – 8 2 – 8 Naomh Naille KilcarUnder 14 Championship Division 2 Group BDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Apr-2013 Killybegs 4 – 17 2 – 4 Naomh Brid KillybegsNorth Minor Division 2 League FinalDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Apr-2013 Termon 3 – 9 3 – 13 Burt O Donnell ParkALL YOUR WEEKEND GAA RESULTS was last modified: May 5th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA RESULTSlast_img read more

DONEGAL WOMAN SPEAKS OF HER SUICIDE HEARTACHE AT LAUNCH OF ‘DARKNESS INTO LIGHT’ CAMPAIGN

first_imgFrom Left to Right: Tena Quigley, Stephen Shevlin, Julie McNamee, John McGroary, Cllr Ian McGarvey, Donegal County Mayor, Cllr Paschal Blake, Letterkenny Town Mayor, Kevin Molloy, representing the sponsor Electric Ireland, Patricia Wilson, Anastacia Roche Joan Freeman CEO and founder of Pieta House and Donna Maskery (nee Scott)A Donegal woman has spoken of her heartache at losing her brotehr to suicide.Donna Maskery spoke at the Darkness into Light Donegal which was officially launched at The Clanree Hotel on Friday last.There was a great turn out and Donna (nee Scott), chair of the Donegal Darkness into Light committee who lost her brother Aaron Scott just fifteen months ago. Donna told those gathered “My brother Aaron lost the silent battle we didn’t know he was fighting, I want to know if someone is struggling there is somewhere in our county they can go to get the help they need when they need it”.Taking place on Saturday, 10th of May, Darkness into Light is a unique, early morning experience which begins in darkness at 4.15am as thousands of people walk or run a 5km route while dawn is breaking.The early dawn represents hope and is symbolic of the work of Pieta House; bringing people from darkness back into the light. Donegal Darkness into Light will start at 4:15am at the Community Centre in Letterkenny.Pieta House is a suicide and self-harm crisis centre founded in Lucan, Co. Dublin in 2006 by psychologist Joan Freeman. With nine centres throughout Ireland, Pieta House provides a professional, one-to-one therapeutic service for those who are experiencing suicidal ideation or engaging in self-harm. A doctor’s referral or a psychiatric report is not required and the service is completely free of charge.To date, Pieta House has supported more than 12,000 people, with almost 4,000 of those seeking help in 2013. Pieta House’s vision is to have a centre within 100 kilometres of everyone in Ireland.Speaking at the launch of Donegal Darkness into Light, Joan Freeman, CEO and founder of Pieta House, said: “Darkness into Light is an incredible experience and one that people remember for a long, long time. There’s already huge anticipation and with so many new locations involved for 2014 it’s going from strength to strength.“We’re tying this year’s event in with our Mind Our Men campaign that aims to reduce male suicide in Ireland, so I want to ask everyone to bring a male friend or family member with them. We’re making a big push this year to get all the men out – it means an early rise but they won’t regret it.”Darkness into Light 2013 attracted 40,000 participants in 20 locations around Ireland. With this year’s event taking place in 39 locations, Pieta House is hoping for a near doubling of last year’s turnout. Darkness into Light is the most vital component of Pieta House’s fundraising calendar. As demand for the service continues to grow and with more than 80% of Pieta House’s income depending on public donations, funds raised during Darkness into Light are essential for Pieta House to continue to provide a free service for the increasing numbers seeking help.Register online by visiting dil.pieta.ie or alternatively attend one of the pre-registration events taking place throughout the county on Saturday, 26th April from 2pm – 4pm. These will be held in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, Mac Cumhail Park, Ballybofey, The Cope, Dungloe, and Letterkenny Shopping Centre. You can also register on the morning of 10th May but pre-registration is advised.If you would like to volunteer, marshal or sponsor the event, please contact Donegal Darkness into Light at www.facebook.com/DILDonegal.DONEGAL WOMAN SPEAKS OF HER SUICIDE HEARTACHE AT LAUNCH OF ‘DARKNESS INTO LIGHT’ CAMPAIGN was last modified: April 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Darkness into LightdonegalSUICIDElast_img read more

Warriors put a new milestone in perspective

first_imgOAKLAND — The Warriors found no need to harp on a 35-point loss to Dallas too much. The Warriors could rectify it instead with a better effort on Sunday against Detroit.“It’s what we do,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr wrote on the team’s whiteboard beforehand.Yes. They do. When accounting for the Warriors’ 121-114 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday at Oracle Arena, the Warriors have a 17-6 record following a loss. As much as the Warriors benefited from Curry’s return, other factors were in …last_img

Talking to College Kids About Money- Part 1

first_imgBy Carol ChurchWhen a child begins to attend college, whether this is far across the country or right in our hometown, parents typically experience a range of mixed and sometimes intense emotions, ranging from pride to sadness to anxiety. One big worry may be about cost…both in terms of how school affects their own wallet and how it may affect their child’s financial situation for years to come.Big Costs, High StressPS Productions/PhotospinThe average cost of a college degree in the US today, not including room, board, and other expenses, ranges from about $36,556 to about $124,924, with the average student leaving college with about $35,000 in student loan debt. Both of these amounts have been increasing rapidly and are likely to continue to go up, unless major changes occur.College prices can appear incredibly shocking. However, it’s important to remember that most students do not pay the full “sticker price.” (In fact, experts often urge lower- and middle-income parents not to be scared off by high prices at desirable schools, since less wealthy families are very likely to pay far less than the “sticker.”) Even at a discounted price, though, costs and loans are serious business.But as parents know, young adults often have a hard time truly understanding these costs or what it really means to graduate with a mountain of debt. At times, this may lead to feelings of frustration, such as when students don’t seem to take their educations seriously, overspend on daily expenses, or fail to take responsibility for paying some of their own way.Yet this is not to say that students aren’t feeling the crunch. According to a large nationwide survey in 2015, 70% of college students report feeling stressed about finances while in school, with 30% saying money worries sometimes distract them from their education.Tricky DecisionsMeanwhile, parents may feel overwhelmed, confused, and unsure themselves. Their own financial and educational histories may contribute to these emotions. Since going to college was less common a generation or two ago, many parents will not have their own degrees and have no experience of their own to draw on. Even those who did attend college likely paid far less for school and may have been able to fund it fairly easily through work and reasonable parent contributions.Today, with costs so high, parents may feel guilt or confusion about how to handle the situation. Should they try to help their kids as much as possible, expect them to fund college on their own, or something in between? (For instance, joining the military will cut the cost of college dramatically! However, this is not a choice that is right for all students.) Should they require them to attend the least expensive school possible?While there are no quick and easy solutions, experts do have some ideas for parents who want to help their college students emerge on “the other side” with a completed degree, limited debt, and a strong sense of money management. The lessons learned about money and finance while in college will stay with them for years to come. In part 2 of this series, we’ll go over some of these concrete ideas. Stay tuned.last_img read more

Piece Together a Pro Boom Mic for Around $500

first_imgWhen you’re ready to move beyond your DIY audio recording setup, use this guide to build a pro boom mic setup for around $500.Top image via ShutterstockBudget boom mics are incredibly easy to make. In fact, you can make your own boom pole for under $25. But what if you want something more practical and professional? A high-end setup could easily go into the thousands. In this roundup, we’ll take a look at a few different options for building a professional boom mic that doesn’t cost as much as the camera you already bought.1. MicrophoneImage: MKE 600 via SennheiserDepending on the type of production, you’ll want to have the right type of microphone. If you’re only shooting interior interviews, then you don’t need to use the same type of shotgun mic you would be using outdoors. We’ve previously covered microphone pickup patterns if you want more on that.When it comes to a boom mic, you will need a choice of hypercardioid or supercardioid pickup patterns. The hypercardioid microphone you would need is a mini-shotgun and the supercardioid would be a regular shotgun mic.Rode NTG2 – $269 – SupercardioidSennheiser MKE 600 – $329 –  SupercardioidAudix SCX1-HC – $599 – HypercardioidAudio-Technica AT4053b – $599 – Hypercardioid~$500 Boom Choice: While the Rode NTG-2 is probably the most popular shotgun mic for smaller budgets, the Sennheiser MKE 600 is a better performing microphone for the price. An added benefit: the shock mount is included with the Sennheiser. The Rode NTG2 only comes with a standard mount. Both of these microphones are great options, and each can keep you right around $500 with the right support gear.2. Boom PoleImage: KE-89CC via K-Tek The cost of a boom pole can easily floor you. Why buy a boom pole when you could easily use a broom pole? Well, it’s going to come down to how much you intend on using the pole yourself. After several hours of holding this pole over your head or down by the ground, your arms are going to be exhausted.That’s why high-end boom poles are often made of incredibly strong but lightweight material like carbon fiber. They are also designed to be silent and collapsible. There are also boom poles that have built-in XLR inputs and outputs. These cabled poles let you easily plug a mic in up top and a recorder at the bottom without having to run an XLR cable down the pole.Cabled poles also have outputs that are either on the bottom of the pole or on the side. Pro Tip! If you get a boom pole with a side exit, you can rest the bottom of the pole on the ground between takes. If the cable comes out of the bottom, you’re stuck holding that sucker all day.Rode Boompole – $149 – Non-CabledK-Tek KE-89CC – $179 – CabledGitzo 1540 – $199 – Non-CabledGitzo 3560 – $260 – Non-CabledK-Tek KEG-100CC – $465 – CabledK-Tek K102CCR – $589 – Cabled~$500 Boom Choice: The K-Tek KE-89CC is a good deal for a cabled boom pole. The $179 version is 2′ 5″ collapsed and extends all four sections to 7′ 6″. The XLR connection is located at the bottom of the handle.3. Shock MountImage: DUSM-1 via AurayNow that you’ve got a mic and a boom pole, you’ll need something to put the two together. Shock mounts not only attach the microphone to the boom pole, but they have built-in suspension that helps eliminate unwanted noise and vibrations. Most mounts feature rubber band or silicone shocks. The rubber bands absorb camera shake and keep the microphone from picking up any shaking sounds.Azden SMH-1 – $30Audio-Technica AT8415 – $38Auray DUSM-1 – $39Rycote Universal – $49Rode SM8 – $48Rycote INV-7 InVision – $62K-Tek Nautilus – $66~$500 Boom Choice: If the microphone you purchased didn’t come with a shock mount, the Auray DUSM-1 at $39 is an excellent choice. Their website still lists the MSRP at $65, but you can find it for $39 at most online retailers. As a bonus, this mount has a built-in hot shoe mount for you to easily attach to your camera or you can use the threaded bottom to attach to the boom pole. This shock mount fits microphones measuring 19-25mm in diameter.4. WindscreenImage: Rode Blimp Windshield via RodeIf you’re shooting outdoors, you’ll want to have a windscreen handy. Many of the microphones listed above come with windscreens, but if you need something a little more heavy duty, here are a few options.WindTech Mic-Muff – $29Auray WSW-007MKII – $29Auray WSS-2018 – $89Rycote Standard Hole Softie – $95Rode Blimp Windshield and Rycote Shock Mount – $299Rycote Super-Shield Kit – $359~$500 Boom Choice:  This is going to come down to individual users. Some mics include a foam shield, so if you want a cheap upgrade — check out the Auray WSW-007MKII. It fits shotgun mics up to 7″ and features dual-layered wind protection that cuts wind noise up to 30dB.The Around $500 Boom MicsWith the options listed above, I went with the following to create two different boom mic setups.$516 Boom MicMic: Rode NTG2Pole: K-Tek KE-89CCMount: Auray DUSM-1Windscreen: Auray WSW-007MKII (Foam Included With NTG2)$537 Boom MicMic: Sennheiser MKE 600Pole: K-Tek KE-89CCMount: Included With MKE 600Windscreen: Auray WSW-007MKII (Foam Included With MKE 600) Bonus: Audio Recording & AccessoriesImage: H4N via ZoomNow that you’re all set, don’t forget there are always extra add-ons to make things easier. If you aren’t connecting the mic to the camera, you’ll need an external audio recorder. Check out our roundup of affordable field recorders.If you need some tips for the production day, be sure to read up on these audio tips for filmmakers and the fundamentals of the boom operator and mic location techniques. If you don’t have a boom operator for the day of the shoot, you can also purchase a boom pole adapter. This will allow you to mount your new professional boom pole to a c-stand.What’s your boom pole setup? Give us the scoop in the comments below.last_img read more

Death of sheep creates panic in Ganjam region

first_imgThe death of a dozen sheep due to alleged attack by some wild animal at Badapathara village in Ganjam district of Odisha in early hours of Sunday has created panic in the area.Forest officials have rushed to the spot to investigate the incident. According to the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of the Ghumusar (north) forest division, P.Rama Samy, as it was raining in the area since Saturday evening, they could not trace any footprints of the wild animal that had allegedly attacked the sheep.Of the dead sheep, four did not have any injury marks. It hinted that they had died due to shock. The other sheep had injury marks on their necks, which was suspected to be caused by sharp claws and teeth. The post-mortem of all dead animals were conducted by the Bhanjanagar.Sub-Divisional Veterinary Officer.Two camera are being set up in the area to identify and track down the wild animal that attacked the sheep, said the DFO. A special team of forest officials under the Mujagarh forest range has been formed for round-the-clock patrolling of the area.Forest officials held a meeting with villagers of Badapathara on Sunday to persuade them to take up measures like keeping sheep in fenced enclosures to save the livestock from wild animals.last_img read more

Cricket: Graeme Swann predicts Kuldeep to be picked ahead of Ashwin.

first_imgAdvertisementFormer English off-spinner Graeme Swann foretells a strong Indian comeback in next month’s Test series against England, if the ball fails to swing and India make some necessary changes.“If the ball doesn’t swing, England will have to rely on reverse swing later on. Jimmy (James Anderson) is not the same bowler with the older ball because by the time it starts reverse swinging, Kohli will be 60-70 not out, England did well last time because Jimmy had the new ball swinging. It’s just not Indians who don’t do well against swing. Every batsman in the world doesn’t like it when the ball swings around especially when Anderson is bowling.” Swann said.Speaking of spinners, Swann predicts Kuldeep Yadav to play in the first Test ahead of R. Ashwin or Ravindra Jadeja. He says if he was an Indian, he would have desperately wanted him to play as he does provide mystery and the English batsmen fail to pick his googly.Swann further added that if the weather stays to be dry, then India can use Kuldeep Yadav wisely and he could be a massive bowler for them this summer.Advertisementlast_img read more