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Actor and University of Ulster Chancellor James Nesbitt has paid tribute to the achievements of Magee and its students and called on the people and institutions of the city to swing behind the University’s call for Magee expansion. Mr Nesbitt was speaking in Derry during the Magee campus’ graduation on Monday. Addressing his audience of academics, graduates and their proud families and friends, the Chancellor said: "The University of Ulster is the city’s University, and we are committed to its development at the Magee campus and other sites in Derry~Londonderry. "This University is not just in Derry~Londonderry, it is also of the city, and our capacity and potential are shaped by how we interface with its people with its public institutions and with its businesses. “We want to develop with this city and work effectively with local partners to help deliver sustainable, healthy and creative physical, social and economic development." In a wide-ranging address, Dr Nesbitt reviewed some of the recent advances at Magee: "From September of this year a range of new courses is being offered for the first time including a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Activity, Exercise and

Health; Bachelor and Master's degrees in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Master's degrees in Renewable Energy Engineering, Master's in Commercial Law and Master's in the Creative Industries. A Bachelor’s degree in Cinematic Arts – the first in Ireland, North or South – will be introduced in 2014. "And beginning later this year the innovative and path setting translational research centre – C-TRIC – based at Altnagelvin Hospital will expand significantly and this expansion will also see the centre extend its activities into teaching – offering a Bachelor’s degree in Personalised Medicine." Turning to the issue of student numbers at the campus, the Chancellor said: "Student numbers at Magee are already on target to grow by about 1500 since 2008, with the total soon to exceed 5000. “Of course, as a Ballymena man, I cannot resist the temptation to turn that into pounds! Each additional full–time student, and this is an important message, generates directly a minimum of £10,000 for the local economy and that does not include the additional indirect impact that spend has through the creation of new jobs and business opportuni-

Graduates at the first of the Millenium Forum graduates were surprised to see journalist Ross Kemp after their ceremony. And inset, University of Ulster Chancellor James Nesbitt

ties. So an additional 1,000 full time students generates £10 million each year for the local economy – that’s £250 million over a 25 year period. “ Concluding, he called on all the institutions and people of

the city to come together to support the growth of Magee: "A city is its people and to realise Derry’s potential the people of this City must work together, along with the University, along with its busi-

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Derry urged to become European By RORY MOONEY

It was the consensus of a conference held in the city last week that Derry should bid to become the European capital of culture in 2023. The call to become European capital of culture was made at a conference held in the City Hotel last Friday which looked at how Derry is to build a legacy on the success of the past year as City of Culture. Karl Jagdis – a British government minister – revealed that Derry would have to enter for the European award in 2016 as the UK is not set to receive the award again until 2023. Mr Jagdis praised Derry’s time as the UK City of Culture stating that “the city has completely changed” for the better. The Department of Culture, Media and Sport minister told the packed conference that he was one of the government officials involved in organising the UK bid and that if Derry was to mount a bid to become the European capital of culture, then Derry would have to impress a judging panel that consisted of all EU member states and not just the British government, “It’s about impressing people from the EU.” Mr Jagdis said. Niall McCaughan, manager of the Playhouse, also gave his backing to the idea of Derry mounting a bid for European glory following the city’s success as UK City of Culture.

Co-chair of the conference, former Radio Foyle presenter Paul McFadden, asked delegates at the conference to raise their hands if Derry could and should mount a bid to become European capital of culture. Delegates gave unanimous backing to bid to become Europe’s capital of culture. Legacy The conference aimed to look at how Derry is maximizing the long-term potential of the UK City of Culture 2013 title. BBC Northern Ireland Controller Peter Johnston, told the audience of the media’s perspective of Derry’s reign as City of Culture so far this year. Mr Johnston praised the city as the BBC covered events such as Radio One’s Big Weekend and the Sons and Daughters concert which kicked off the year’s celebrations. A series of presentations was then given to the packed hall from panel of people who have benefited and have been involved in the City of Culture. Leading educationalist Sir Kenneth Robinson, told the conference that it was important to have the right conditions to allow creativity to grow. Mr Robinson, who is a successful author and who has helped culture programmes similar to Derry’s in the US said that Derry will continue to grow and flourish and that, “it’s in our hands

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everybody who addressed concerns at the conference. Local filmmaker Margo Harkin described the process of accessing funding for events for the programme as the “most strangulated, bureaucratic process I have experienced”. In response Culture Company chairman Martin Bradley agreed with Ms Harkin’s comments. He said he has also

been “driven demented” with the process. The former Mayor said the problem with accessing funding was due to the fact that not one single government agency handled the funding process. Mr Bradley said that one lasting legacy of the year could be a more streamlined bureaucratic process. The future of the Venue was also discussed at the conference. Speaking at the conference, Barney Toal, from NORBIC, said that the Venue had played a major role in securing a major business conference organised by his organisation earlier this year. Mr Toal said that the removal of the Venue will leave “a huge hole” in what Derry has to offer as a tourist destination post City of Culture. “We have shown we can punch above our weight but we need the infrastructure in place,” he said. Chief executive of Derry City Council Sharon O’Connor explained that the Venue was only a temporary measure taking only for the City of Culture year. However Ms O’Connor stressed that a new sports centre due to begin construction in St Columb’s park would have the capacity to host events for up to 2,000 people. Among other topics discussed at the legacy conference was the possible construction of a new sports stadium at the Fort George site.

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Public asked to give views on City of Culture legacy By RORY MOONEY

The Derry public have been urged to give their ideas about the legacy of Derry’s year as City of Culture. Details of the plan were unveiled at a conference on Friday. The plan has been put out for consultation until the end of September when a more detailed plan will be put in place to ensure Derry continues to reap the benefits of being City of Culture. Sharon O Connor, CEO and Town Clerk of Derry City Council said the purpose of the conference was to provide an update on the success of the City of Culture year to date and to reiterate the promises set out in the bid and how the city is achieving those goals. “A key element of our bid ambition was to engage with communities and ensure that there are cultural opportunities and activities available to everyone. We are very proud of the fact that we are successfully engaging with communities through various forms of engagement which have led to increased confidence and skills and the opportunity for them to extend the programming beyond 2013 through community festivals and individual artist programmes. “Thanks to the significant investment in public realm, transport, heritage buildings, cultural and arts infrastructure leading up to and during 2013, we are confident we have the ability to sustain, increase and broaden the demographic profile of audiences at cultural events,

sustain and renew our customer base and continue to develop a city with a world class visitor experience.” Ms O’Connor also urged stakeholders and interested parties to give their input for the city’s legacy plan. “We want to get your feedback to hear about your experiences of the City of Culture year, what you think worked well and what you would like to see in 2014 and beyond.” The conference looked at how the first six months of the City of Culture has created a huge momentum and that work is continuing to ensure the remaining six month period and beyond will see sustained investment in local communities, physical regeneration, the development of education and skills base and investment in our digital economy and cultural tourism product. Among the speakers at the Conference were Sir Kenneth Robinson and the BBC’s Peter Johnson, as well as inputs from the community and business sectors who presented to an audience of over one hundred and fifty in the City Hotel. Leading educationalist Sir Kenneth Robinson, told the conference that it was important to have the right conditions to allow creativity to grow. Mr Robinson, who is a successful author and who has helped culture programmes similar to Derry’s in the US said that Derry will continue to grow and flourish and that, “it’s in our hands to make sure does.”

Mr Robinson also said that Derry’s regeneration and “physical environment” has changed to the City of Culture with the likes of the Peace Bridge. Mayor, Cllr Martin Reilly said the conference was a great opportunity for key stakeholders and interested parties to reflect on the positive first six months of the City of Culture year and to celebrate the city’s success in staging many memorable moments to tell its new story to a new audience. The Mayor also praised the good work being done on the ground by the Culture Company and Derry City Council to successfully deliver a range of up and coming events including the Fleadh Cheoil, the Walled City Tattoo, Halloween Carnival, Lumiere and the Turner Prize. He said the public should expect another highly successful six months of events and activities that will showcase the city to a worldwide audience. Culture Company chairman Martin Bradley said “We know now that we are more than capable of staging big events like Music City and the Return of Colmcille and the task for us in future years will be to keep up the numbers of visitors as we seek to build on the success of this year.” Submissions for the city’s legacy plan can be made by contacting Derry City Council at 028 71 365151 ext 6911 or via email to Oonagh.mcgillion@derrycitycouncil.gov.uk.


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Derry housing discrimination By RORY MOONEY

A local councillor has claimed that Derry suffered discrimination for housing during the 1970s and ‘80s. The SDLP’s John Tierney clashed with the Housing Executive’s, Chief Executive, John McPeake at last week’s Regional Services Committee. A delegation from the Housing Executive were discussing district housing plan for the Derry City Council area. Cllr Tierney took exception to Mr McPeake’s comment that Derry has received a higher share of houses than other council’s in the North. Mr McPeake said: “Most council meetings I go to, the council’s feel that they aren’t getting their share of houses, but Derry City Council has had a much higher share than other areas.” Cllr Tierney pointed out the Housing executive chief that Derry, historically, had been discriminated against. The row erupted during a discussion on proposed new housing developments in Derry, where it was revealed that 184 new social homes were built in Derry last year, while a further 672 were planned over the next three years.

Waiting list increase Meanwhile, the Housing Executive’s Regional Manager Frank O’Connor revealed to councillors that the number of applicants on the Housing Executive’s waiting list had increased from 2,795 applicants in March 2012 to 3,311 in December 2012, with single applicants and small families continue to dominate the waiting list. Mr O’Connor’s revelation brought a swift response from Sinn Fein’s Tony Hassan who said that while the Housing Executive was doing its best, “your best isn’t good enough.” Cllr Hassan said. “I’m shocked to see that the Housing Stress list, which to me basically means ‘homeless’ is now over 2,000 people.” Cllr Hassan continued. It was also brought to attention of elected members that the Housing Executive was investigating whether some green areas in the Galliagh area of the city could be acquired to build new social housing. Mr O’Connor commented that there was ‘no point’ in securing planning approval for any new developments if there was no land to build upon.

Tributes paid to former Derry comedian Tributes have been paid to one of Derry’s best loved characters. Former comedian and avid Manchester United and Derry City supporter Noel McBride passed away on Friday at the age of 71. Noel was one of Derry’s most popular comedians and comperes. Throughout his years as a comedian Noel performed with the likes of legendary performers such as Billy Connolly, Dana and George Best. Foyle MP Mark Durkan expressed his deep sadness at the death of the Derry comedian Noel McBride. Mr Durkan said: “I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Noel McBride. “Noel was one of Derry’s warmest and most popular characters. “His love for the city and the whole North West was apparent not just in the content of his stage act but in every conversation he would have. “Noel was also hugely generous giving so much of his time and talent to so many charities. “His relentless sense of humour was matched by a selfless sense of honour. “I was speaking to Noel recently when we were all together in Guildhall Square to sing Danny Boy on Music City day. He was brimming with merry mischief and Derry pride as ever. It was great to see him and his wife and family being such a lively part of that great occasion. “Noel McBride was a friend to all and will be deeply missed not just in Derry

but across the region where he performed and served with such mirth and worth. “I offer my sincere condolences to Noel’s family and friends at this very sad time.” Waterside Sinn Féin Councillor Lynn Fleming said: "The community in the Waterside and across Derry is deeply

saddened on hearing the news that Noel has passed away. He was a larger than life character and worked tirelessly for local charities over the years. “My thoughts and prayers and those of the people of the area are with his wife Eleanor and the McBride family circle and friends at what must be a very difficult time.”

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Digital archive project for Magee The University of Ulster is to establish a £1.2m digital archive project at its Magee campus. Called 'Accounts of the Conflict' the project will be housed at the International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE), and will offer long-term storage and preservation of stories related to life in Northern Ireland and the border region during the period of the conflict. Organisations, groups and individuals will be able to deposit digital copies of stories with the new archive. The ‘Accounts of the Conflict’ project has received £948,000 from the European Union’s PEACE lll programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body, with the balance being supplied from University resources. The two-year project will  create  three new positions, and supports the involvement of nine INCORE staff members with expertise in story-telling, resource building, archiving and project administration. It will link to the existing CAIN (Conflict Archive on the INternet) Web site which is the premier online resource containing a comprehensive collection of information on the conflict.  In addition to offering secure, longterm storage for digital copies of stories, the Accounts of the Conflict project will catalogue the work that

has been carried out on story-telling in, and about, Northern Ireland. INCORE staff will offer advice and assistance to any current story-telling project but will also be keen to hear from any organisation or group which had done story-telling work at any time in the past. Where permission can be obtained there will also be an opportunity for a selection of stories to be accessible online at a new Web site. Welcome the investment, Professor Richard Barnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ulster, said:  “Part of the remit of the University of Ulster is to focus and deepen our contribution to the social and cultural development of Northern Ireland.  Over many years, staff members of the university have been at the forefront of research on the conflict in the region.  Accounts of the Conflict will complement that research and also be an important part of the legacy of ‘the Troubles’.” In addition to building a large digital archive to store the stories, a web site will be designed to allow users to search for information about stories that have been compiled over many years.  The website will also be designed to allow individuals or groups to deposit their own stories beyond 2014. Professor Brandon Hamber, Director of INCORE, said:   “This is an im-

The INCORE team: Back Row: Brendan Lynn, Shonagh Higgenbotham, Martin Melaugh, Gillian Robinson, Mike McCool. Front Row: Grainne Kelly, Brandon Hamber, Ann Marie Dorrity portant development in the area of story-telling related to life in Northern Ireland and the border region during the conflict.  While there has already been much good work done in story-telling, often it has been difficult to locate information about the stories that have been collected or to access the stories themselves.   "A central archive, based within the University of Ulster, will help to improve knowledge about the stories, and also assist in the dissemination of the material, where permissions have been granted.” Professor Gillian Robinson, Director of ARK in INCORE who will co-ordinate the project said:  “Often smaller story-telling projects have not had

the resources to allow wide access to the stories they collected.   As many of the projects are also short lived, they have not been able to provide the long-term storage of the recorded stories.  "Both these problems can be overcome if existing and former storytelling projects are willing to work with INCORE.    In addition it will be possible to draw on extracts of material from the CAIN Web site to provide background information for people consulting the stories.  "We hope many story-telling projects will consider depositing their materials in the new Accounts of the Conflict Archive and we look forward to working with them.”

PSNI appeals Police are investigating a hijacking incident in the Clooney Terrace area of the city on the evening of Friday, July 5. It was reported that just after 10pm a woman who was in the driver’s seat of a parked car was threatened by a man with a knife and forced from the vehicle. The man then made off in the navy coloured Ford Fiesta stopping to pick up two females outside a nearby off licence before driving off at speed. The woman was not hurt but left shocked following the incident. The man was reported to have been wearing a grey hooded top and black tracksuit bottoms with a pink coloured scarf covering his face. The car crossed the border a short time later and crashed on the road between Muff and Quigley’s Point in Donegal. The man was arrested by Garda officers and remains in custody whilst the two females were taken to Altnagelvin Hospital for medical examination and subsequently arrested by PSNI officers. Both remain in custody helping police with their enquiries. Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information to contact them at Strand Road on 0845 600 8000. Detectives at Strand Road are appealing for information after a 125cc red and silver Skyteam scrambler was stolen from a property on the Culmore Road sometime during Wednesday night/early hours of Thursday, July 3 and 4. The scrambler has black duct tape around the clutch. Anyone with information about its whereabouts is asked to contact Strand Road CID on 0845 600 8000 or a member of your local Neighbourhood Team directly; details can be found on the PSNI website.

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St Columb’s campsite plans scrapped By RORY MOONEY

Plans to use a section of St Columb’s park as a campsite have been shelved by Derry City Council. The plans for the new campsite in the Waterside park were scrapped during last Tuesday’s meeting of Derry City Council’s Planning Committee. Councillors scrapped their own plans following a campaign from local residents, who had mounted a campaign in opposing the campsite being placed in St Columb’s park. Resident’s from the Limavady Road area of the city objected to the council’s proposals, lodging almost 500 signatures against the plans. Councillors from all parties on council made the U-turn, following a decision by the Planning Service to give the campsite the go ahead, in May. The plans originally put forward by council entailed provision for up to 32 camper vans or caravans, along with 14 tent spaces. The campsite was designed to create extra accommodation in the city for people attending events such as next month’s Fleadh. The DUP’s Maurice Devenney voiced his concerns regarding the level objection to the campsite and proposed that council no longer proceed with the plans. Cllr Devenney’s proposal was backed by the SDLP’s Gerry Diver, who said that council’s plans to go ahead with the campsite in St Columb’s were for the right reasons but due to the level of opposition from local residents it would be very hard

for council to go forward. “It would very hard for us to progress with this project at the minute.” Cllr Diver said. The committee chair, Sinn Fein’s Barney O’Hagan suggested that council defer the decision for a week. Cllr O’Hagan’s suggestion was quickly rebuked by the DUP’s Joe Millar who said that, “we’ve come to the end of the road with deferring this”, and that in all his

time as councillor he has, “never seen opposition to an application like this before.” Sinn Fein Waterside Cllr Lynn Fleming backed proposals to scrap the plans but stressed that “lessons need to be learned”. The SDLP’s Shaun Gallagher urged planners to look again at an earlier application for a campsite in the Galliagh area which had been previously been refused planning permission.

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being used,” Mr McAuley said. “With the Peace Bridge the area has really been opened up to the public and we would love to something that would benefit the public go in there. “Not one resident opposed plans for a judo centre that was to be built on the space because it was in keeping with the sporting aspect of the park.” Mr McAuley also stressed that while residents were opposed to campsite being located in St Columb’s Park, they were in agreement with council that extra accommodation space needed to be found for people visiting the city for the rest of the Culture year. The plans for the campsite originally being spearheaded by council included provision for 32 camper vans or caravans, along with 14 tent spaces. Councillors also sought alterations to the existing entrance of the site, along with the creation of an access road, parking bays, drainage, street lighting and soft landscaping. Plans also included a replacement building with a new services building to incorporate showers, toilets, kitchen and reception area for visitors to the site.


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Glass album exhibition charts historic murder trial Ta brand new photographic exhibition, highlighting the fallout from a fascinating chapter in the ‘Land War’ that took place towards the end of the 19th century, has opened as part of the City of Culture celebrations. ‘The Glass Album’ exhibition has been organised as part of the BT Portrait of a City project which is one of the Culture Company’s community engagement and education programmes. The album itself features images recorded by local photographer James Glass, who was commissioned to provide court photographs as evidence in the case against 36 Donegal men and women charged with the murder of a local policeman in 1889. Detective Inspector Martin was beaten to death when he turned up at a church in Gweedore to arrest Donegal priest Father James McFadden. Mr McLaughlin said it offered a fascinating insight into the land wars. “Father James McFadden at the time was an outspoken supporter of the Plan of Campaign, which was initiated by Michael Davitt and Charles Stewart Parnell. “He encouraged his parishioners not to pay the outrageous rack rents which were imposed upon them by the local Landlords who could basically charge tenants whatever they wanted,” he explained. “So when Father McFadden failed to turn up in court after a Summons for Sedition, a warrant was issued for his arrest. Detective Inspector Martin and a team of approximately 40 RIC men headed off to Gweedore to arrest him. “When Fr McFadden came out after mass, Martin grabbed him by the coat which angered bystanders and violence soon broke out. “In the frenzy Martin was beaten to

The collection is owned by Buncrana solicitor Ciaran McLaughlin, and is on show in Donegal for the very first time, before moving to Derry in September. death and it resulted in a total of 36 people being charged with his murder. The case that followed was a fascinating one. Thirty-four of the men and women were represented by a Buncrana solicitor called James E. O’Doherty and he commissioned Derry photographer James Glass to take a series of photographs to be used in the trial.” The preliminary trial was held in Derry and Donegal but then the trial itself was transferred to Portlaoise. “They thought there would be a less sympathetic jury there,” Mr McLaughlin explained. “But the jury couldn’t agree on murder and it was only after the third trial that they came up with a plea bar-

gain – that four of the men should plead to manslaughter. “So four of the men ended up with ten years hard labour each at Mountjoy jail, and we have pictures of the men before they went off to serve their sentence. The rest of the accused all served less than ten years each – the only person who walked away free was Fr McFadden, which did not go down well considering the circumstances. “Even the legal team involved some historically significant characters including Unionist leader Edward Carson and Tim Healy, who went on to become the first Governor General of the Free State.” The photographs were kept to-

gether in an album, and have never been put on public display before, so this will be the first chance to see the collection which includes some poignant images of the harshness of rural life in Donegal and the heritage it shares with Derry. The exhibition will also showcase some of Glass’s studio portrait photographs from his Carlisle Road studio, dating back to the 19th century. The project will partner with Donegal’s Earagail Arts Festival to connect with communities from Derry to Gweedore. The exhibition will run from July 5 until August 31 at Letterkenny Museum, before moving to the Tower Museum in September.

Football legend launches IFA awards in city Goalkeeping legend Pat Jennings made a special visit to St Columb’s Park in the city to officially launch the 2013 McDonald’s Irish FA Community Awards. It will be the first time that the awards will be held in the city. The former Northern Ireland international, joined Deputy Mayor Alderman Gary Middleton and over 100 local school children at a special event in St Columb’s to celebrate the launch of the awards, which will take place in the Millennium Forum on September 27. In recognition of the event coming to the city, pupils from Drumahoe Primary, Chapel Road Primary and Ebrington Primary took part in a coaching event organised by the Irish FA.  After practising their skills, the boys and girls got the chance to meet Northern Ireland legend Pat Jennings and put their questions to him

during a Q&A session. Speaking at the event, Jennings said: “I’m delighted to announce that the 2013 Community Awards will be held in Derry in September. The event is one of the highlights in our local football calendar and it’s great to be able to bring it to the city. “I’m looking forward to attending the awards and I wish everyone who’s been nominated the very best of luck.”  Deputy Mayor Alderman Gary Middleton said: “It is a great pleasure to welcome this event to the city both in terms of the opportunity that it provides for our young sports people of the future and for the value that it adds within the city to host this celebrated event.  “What is significant about the McDonald’s Irish FA Community Awards is their recognition of people who are carrying out great work in local sporting communities and the fact

News in brief Derry skills and employment officer

An employment and skills liaison officer has taken up her post for the Northwest Derry area. Employment Minister Stephen Farry announced that the new liaison officer, Jo Smythe will work under the auspices of the One Plan Skills Directorate and will play a crucial role in co-ordinating local and regional activity to ensure maximum benefit from the investment made in skills in Derry. Dr Farry said: “The Liaison Officer will help to support the One Plan Skills Directorate as it works to raise skill levels in the city. She will also be working to engage directly with individual employers on skills and employment issues, helping them to avail of opportunities to develop their staff. “Skills are fundamental to the economic future of the North West. There is a very significant investment being made by both central and local government employers and individuals in skills and my Department invests over £60million per year on skills related matters in the Derry City Council area. This includes support for Magee and North West Regional College, the Careers Service, Steps to Work and other employment and skills initiatives.”

UU honour Inez McCormack summer graduations

The University of Ulster is to honour the life and work of the late trade unionist, Inez McCormack. The honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) - awarded to her in a private ceremony earlier this year during her final illness - will be received formally by her husband, Vincent, at next week’s summer graduation ceremony at the Millennium Forum. The encomium to Inez McCormack will be delivered by Professor Denise McAlister, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) at the University. After the degrees have been conferred on the graduates, the ceremony will conclude with a speech by Vincent McCormack to the audience. Inez McCormack, who lived in Derry for many years, was an internationally renowned and influential human rights and trade union activist and the first female President of the ICTU.

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The coaching event at St Columb's Park which was held to officially launch the 2013 McDonald’s Irish FA Community Awards, which will take place in the city for the first time in September. that the nominations are made by the public make the acknowledgment extremely worthy. “We look forward to extending a warm welcome to all involved here to the UK City of Culture in September.” The IFA Community Awards is now in

its third year, with some of the awards categories are still open for nomination so if you know coaches, clubs or volunteers then please nominate. To find out more about the programme or to vote in the Awards, please visit www.mcdonalds. co.uk/kickstart

The Walled City Music Festival, launches its fifth edition on July 19, celebrates the 400-year connection of the City of Derry and City of London with two major new works, produced in partnership between Walled City Music and the City of London Festival. In these works the strategic importance to both the cities of London and Derry of rivers, walls and trees is central to the thematic concept. The River Still Sings and Trees, Walls, Cities have been co-commissioned by The City of London Festival (directed by Ian Ritchie) and the Walled City Music Festival (Co-Artistic Directors Cathal Breslin and Sabrina Hu). Performances will take place in The Great Hall, Magee Campus, University of Ulster on July 21 and 26.


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Stendhal set to be ‘Special’ and ‘Divine’ as headliners announced The Stendhal Festival of Art has announced the headline acts for the third instalment of the all encompassing arts event. Headlining the Friday evening of the Festival will be the Duke Special, while bringing the event to a glorious conclusion on Saturday, August 17 Stendhal Festival is delighted to welcome ‘The Divine Comedy.’ Duke Special is an artist aptly named. Dynamic, musically ambitious and bracingly eccentric, with his inimi-

table style and lush musicality. Hailing from Belfast with a sound that is self-confessed “hobo-chic”, Duke Special - AKA the endlessly inventive Peter Wilson - is once heard, never forgotten. Blissfully at home in his own alluring genre of beautifully bruised romanticism, Duke Special inhabits a world unlike any other - a world filled with vaudeville-esque sensibility, sing-a-longs and addictive melodies. The Divine Comedy is the alias of Northern Ireland’s premier pioneer of Orchestral Pop music, Neil Hannon. In a career spanning almost 25 years, The Divine Comedy have released 10 albums and had numerous singles post in the UK top 40 singles chart. Having returned this year to his home town of Derry to take part in the Sons and Daughters concert and Other Voices, Stendhal is delighted to welcome Neil to Limavady for the first time ever, in what promises to be an unmissable opportunity to catch Neil Hannon perform an intimate solo gig in an intimate setting. In addition to the headliners and the acts which have already been announced which include Paddy

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City Hotel reaches new heights The City Hotel officially welcomed its newest addition to the hotel this week with the opening of “The Collection” on the 7th Floor. The twelve additional rooms are the City Hotel’s jewel in the crown creating an opulent suite of exclusive accommodation that exceeds the lifestyle expectations of its guests from all corners of the world. The City Hotel’s renovation project of its existing 7th floor equated to an investment from its owners totalling £550, 000. InvestNI support totalled £70,000 and the project has created 8 jobs. Each suite is individually inspired by and named after an icon in the city, is entered

by a vibrant Victorian door saluting the past as you enter a modern oasis of plush fabrics, indulgent textures and contemporary furnishings. The luxurious bathrooms are decked in dramatic marble completing the sublime comfort and sophistication of each room. The colours in the newly appointed rooms run through a palette of greys and beige hues, providing a calming atmosphere. Each suite is also at the forefront in terms of technology with Smart TVs , IPod docking stations and high speed wifi connection The “Peace Bridge” suite offers dazzling views of the River Foyle whilst the “Coul-

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Mayor Cllr Martin Reilly aboard the World as it arrived in Lishally Docks for its two day stopover on Saturday Morning. Mayor Reilly and the Captain of the world’s largest residential cruise ship Capt Erik Bredhe had the opportunity to exchanged plaques as a momentum for arriving in the City of Culture 2013. Included also is Bronagh Reilly, Lady Mayoress and Aoife Thomas, Business & Leisure Tourism Executive.

At the All Ireland Pipe Band Championships at St Columb’s Park, Londonderry on Saturday, July 6 are L to R: Con ÓConaill (President - Irish Pipe Band Association), Mark Durkan MP, Ian Embelton (RSPBA Chief Executive), Councillor Martin Reilly (Mayor of Londonderry), Bronagh Reilly (Mayoress), Gordon Hamill (Chairman of Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association), George Ussher (President of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association), Gregory Campbell MP and Fred Walker (President - RSPBA Northern Ireland Branch).

Snow Patrol star John McDaid, the first Pushkin Prize winner, with Her Grace the Duchess of Abercorn and Helen Cannon, Editor, Pushkin Trust Voices - a collection of memories and experiences celebrating the first 25 years of the Pushkin Trust, launched at the Verbal Arts Centre.

Derry girl Paula Braiden (Cullybackey Pipe Band) receiving the 2nd place, adult grade drum major award from the Chieftain of the Gathering, Alderman Gary Middleton, Deputy Mayor of Londonderry.

Businesses reaping rewards of culture year With the summer upon us already it’s hard to believe that we’re half way through the Business Opportunities Programme, not to mention the city’s culture year. And what a year it’s been, with all eyes on Derry-Londonderry for some of the biggest outdoor showcase events ever staged on this island. Even the sun was smiling during the Colmcille Festival, as thousands gathered to celebrate the city’s founder, while One Big Weekend revealed our potential as a first rate host city for some of the biggest stars on the planet. Our hotels have been fit to bursting with occupancy significantly up on previous years. And the impact on the local economy is already clearly evident, with more start-up businesses spring boarding on the back of increasing tourist numbers and interest in the city’s growing status as a cultural hub. Throughout the year the Business Opportunities Programme, which is being rolled out by Derry City Council, part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund through the Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for NI, have been providing a series of specialist training, mentoring and busi-

ness development initiatives to ensure that businesses can strengthen their capabilities to maximise on business opportunities available throughout the City of Culture year and beyond. And we have been impressed time and time again by the levels of innovation and determination demonstrated by budding entrepreneurs and established businesses throughout the city, who have embraced the programme and used it to full advantage. To date we have seen over 30 new businesses and numerous products nurtured and developed with the support of the programme, and hundreds of existing local businesses have networked, work shopped and reenergised their enterprises over the course of the year. Such has been the demand, that the programme has even added extra workshops in key areas including social media. Our member businesses cover every sector - Construction, Hospitality, (Accommodation, bars, restaurants, catering), Leisure, IT, Specialist Services, Travel, Manufacturing, Wholesalers & Craft. And over the months they have established a network of relationships geared towards creating shared business opportunities in areas of mutual

interest. Our mentors have included a raft of prominent figures in top companies, including leadership guru Mary Keightley, and Ebay expert Michael Hughes, who have played an integral role in educating and advising throughout the programme. And to date five Business Club events have been held. With so many world class events still yet to come in our cultural journey, the rest of the year will certainly be busy for local businesses, with the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann bringing visitors on a scale never experienced before, the Turner Prize celebrating art on an international level in the city, not to mention the tens of thousands expected for the stunning light festival Lumiere. I urge all local businesses to continue to make the most of these unique and exciting events, as they present major opportunities both during 2013, and through building a strong and enduring legacy for the years to follow. For more information on the Business Opportunities Programme, go to www.derrycity. gov.uk/businessopportunities, email businessopportunities@derrycity.gov.uk or follow it on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin

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Hip Hop/Street Dance Classes 3-16yrs StreetFeet Dance School offers weekly hip-hop and street dance classes to children aged 3 to 16 years, city wide. Led by professional dance practitioner Irena Melly, the classes create a space where children can express themselves creatively and learn new dance techniques. Recent achievements include the Spring Carnival and the Earhart Festival. StreetFeet connect people to experiences and performance opportunities such as festivals, showcases and public events throughout Derry and Ireland. Using hip hop dance the classes are accessible and fun. Get involved!!

Zumba in the community! Adults Every Tuesday St Josephs Parish Hall @ 7:30pm Get Fit, Get Active, Get Involved. Let’s face it, working out can be healthy, rewarding and beneficial but it hasn’t been this much fun until now!!! Ditch the Workout and Join the Party.


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Waterside half marathon registration Online Registration is now live for entry form submissions for the 2013 Waterside Half Marathon (WHM). Participants are encouraged to sign up online to enter the 13.1 mile annual race which takes place in the grounds of Gransha this year on Sunday, September 8. The WHM is supported by local clubs, Foyle Valley Athletic Club, City of Derry and SPARTA.   Details of entry pack collection points and times are listed on Derry City Council’s website and organizers Derry City Council are keen to highlight a 12 week beginners training programme is also available to download.  For full details, including information on prize categories and funds log on to  www.derrycity.gov. uk/halfmarathon/EnterRace.

At the launch of the Waterside Half Marathon, from left to right Paul Sweeney from Macmillion Cancer Support, WHM participant Marina Campbell, City of Derry Spartans, WHM participant Pius McIntyre, Foyle Valleys AC strongest competitors. Mayor Cllr Martin Reilly, participant WHM Conor Doherty, City of Derry Spartans and WHM participant Martina McMullan, Foyle Valley AC and runner up (2nd Place) in the recent Walled City Marathon and Gerry Lynch, Waterside Half Marathon Race Organiser.

Drumahoe wildlife club windfall Children and leaders of the Drumahoe Wildlife Club were presented with a £1000 resource kit to assist in their wildlife discovery activities. Over the past 6 months P1 and P2 pupils have been attending the club which is run by volunteers and supported by Faughan Valley Landscape Partnership. Also

present at the event, was Martin Maloney and his Birds of Prey.   The wildlife club takes place monthly within the school grounds, with approximately 40 children attending each month.  To date the children have taken part in a number of activities, such as planting a hedgerow in their school grounds,  investi-

gating mini beasts using microscopes, looking at different types of eggs and learning about bumblebees, to name but a few. Sara Smallwoods, volunteer, with the group said “It has been great to see the children get outdoors and learn about the natural heritage of the Faughan Valley area. 

“The children have really enjoyed getting out, getting their hands dirty and gaining new skills.”   Mr McMaster, Principal of Drumahoe Primary School, said: “The Wildlife Club has involved many outdoor activities for the pupils in the Foundation Stage of their learning including tree, fruit and vegetable planting, exploring

the woodlands, environmental games, bug hunts, and even constructing a bug hotel! “This has been a tremendous opportunity to support and extend the child’s learning across a range of curriculum areas as the ‘Wildlife Club’ has provided a fun and educational experience for all the children who attended.”

Mayor Cllr Martin Reilly pictured with young people from community youth groups viewing what progress has been made in relation to Derry City Council’s Pride in Our City’s Good Relations Project 2013 at Ashbrook Nurseries. The school children are working to grow their own flower displays and baskets for display in local communities over the summer. Among the groups involves were The Cathedral Youth Club (the Fountain) and The Playteam (Leafair/Fernabbey) The Gasyard Centre (the Brandywell) and Caw (Youth) Centre (Nelson Drive) Newbuildings Community Centre and Steelstown PS (representing the Shantallow Community Residents Association).

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Council summer camps Mayor Councillor Martin Reilly has launched details of a range of Summer Activities and Camps organised by Derry City Council which are taking place across the city’s leisure centre sites and in various community centres over the summer holidays. A selection of camps are on offer with something for everyone and for all abilities including swimming, judo, basketball, multi-sports and new for this year – tag rugby.   All have been specially designed so that children of all ages can get the best from their summer holidays. “The summer holidays can get a little long for children so these camps provide a wonderful opportunity to try something new and meet new friends in the process, at very reason-

able prices.” The Mayor said. Specialist Camps include Swimming, Judo/ Wrestling, Basketball, GAA, Tennis, Cricket and Tag Rugby. Multi sport camps are also on offer, giving you the opportunity to try out a wide range of sports and activities for children of all ages.   Full details on dates, timings and costs are available through  http:// www.derrycity.gov.uk/ summercamps/wel come  or by contacting the Sports Development office on Email: sportscamps@derrycity.gov.uk   or tel: (028) 71 365151 ext 8205. Please note that swimming camps are booked separately through Lisnagelvin Leisure Centre on (028) 71347695.  For details on the Templemore Summer Activity camp telephone (028) 7128 9200.

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Fundraising concert Irish language school Gaelscoil na Daroige is hosting a fundraising concert next month. Derry singer Aindree Reece Sheerin will perform for the school. Mr Sheerin left Derry in the 1980s and was an opera singer for a number of years before a motorcycle accident changed his life for-

ever confining him to a wheelchair. However, Mr Sheerin retaught himself how to sing and is now a successful vocal coach and performer. The concert will take place in Pitchers on August 21. Tickets are available from Gaelscoil na Daroige and Pitchers.

Guildhall family fun day A series of family fun days is set to run at the newly refurbished Guildhall later this month. The Mayor Martin Reilly will host the free event on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, as part

of his pledge to open up the Guildhall to young people. The Mayor said that the event would also coincide with this year’s Flavours of the Foyle seafood festival.


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First ever Point Inn reunion announced! Following years of pressure by Derry citizens and support groups, local club promoters have finally given in to the demands of the great unwashed, announcing that they will be soon be putting on the FIRST EVER Point Inn Reunion. The popular nightclub, which closed its doors generations ago during an outbreak of the bubonic plague, remains as popular as ever with nostalgia lovers, who maintain that the best nights of their lives were spent there. "We had some amazing nights there!" said Kelly Housecoat from Creggan. "One of our friends actually remembers. She used to tell us all the craic the morning after. God, I can't remember who it was now though..." "But god aye, class times. Best nights of my life!" The news spread like wildfire across the city, as scores of former at-

tendee’s of the infamous nightclub pestered their grandkids to send mobile phone telegram messages to their old pals in excitement. The news soon travelled global, giving ex-pats living in the furthest reaches of the planet some serious pause for thought. “I’ve always said I had no reason to come home again.” said Toecap McCrossan, a head construction foreman now living in New York City. “…especially after I just started this great new job in construction!” “You don’t get opportunities to lie to employers like this at home!!” he added whilst figuring out how to put his tool-belt on. “But one of the reasons I left Derry was because I was sick of local promoters constantly ignoring the demands of the people. For years we yearned for a nightlife experience based loosely on the popular yet controversial 1990’s nightclub- The

Point Inn. Sadly it fell on deaf ears!” “Eventually I just gave up and emigrated” he added. Upon hearing the news, flights to Ireland sold out across the world instantly, greatly pleasing the organisers of 'The Gathering', a global initiative to reunite Ireland with its distant sons & daughters, and their long lost wallets. "We'd been ready to throw in the towel and concede this idea might be a expensive failure which people had seen right through. But this 'Point Inn Reunion' has really saved us!" said Tom O'Rowe from Tourism Ireland. "The truth is, the only people returning home this year to Ireland had either been deported for fouling in the street or extradited for terrorism." "In hindsight, rolling out the red carpet and trying to sell them Aran wool and Waterford crystal was

probably a mistake." he added. Event organisers are now modestly under-billing the event as the one of the greatest spectacles the town has ever seen. The plan, according to promoters, is to bring together DJ talent who have never played together since, not even once, under the roof of one venue again, for an amazing night of pretending to be under the roof of another. Resident DJ Colin Bass, who himself now lives abroad, is rumored to be excitedly flying home to play alongside his old partner 'DJ Paul P' for the first time ever in over 40 years. Mr P, now successful a Strand Road petrol station magnate, is reported to be setting up his 1's & 2's atop a hot food deli counter, where clubbers can request a tune with every hot panini, filled baguette or £20 of fuel. "It's going to be banging!!!" said Mr P. "The music I mean!" he added quickly. "The food is lovely, as ever. Can I interest you in a Coronation chicken sandwich?" he asked. The PSNI are now so concerned about drugs being smuggled across the Derry-Donegal, that they have now begun stopping bingo buses on the Buncrana Road, in an effort to train officers in the crafty evasive tactics deployed by middle age smugglers. "We're on the lookout for the classic tell tale signs. Chewing gum, vicks, fixodent denture cream, blue hair rise... that sorta thing. These druggys and their casual elasticated nylon trousers won't fool us!" he barked. The first ever 'Point Inn Reunion' is on soon somewhere in Derry that isn't actually the Point Inn. Buy now to get half price concession tickets for the 2023 'Point Inn Reunion Reunion' somewhere else.


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Discover the Foyle as never before Nestled on the east bank of the Foyle at Prehen is a must see site for visitors and locals alike. The Riverwatch Aquarium and Visitor Centre is the hub of Derry’s marine life. Ideally located just minutes from the city centre, the Riverwatch centre is a great attraction and with free admission and having over 20,000 visitors a year, it’s a must do for families and schools. Responsibility for the impressive Riverwatch centre lies with the Lough Agency, who plays an instrumental part in the up-keep and promotion of the Foyle’s ecosystem and natural habitats. The Riverwatch Aquarium is a window to a wonderful underwater world that allows people of all ages to enjoy and learn about what the Foyle has to offer. Inside the aquarium visitors are treated to eight tanks which represent different habitats found in the local area. The Lough Agency’s role is to promote and educate people about the Foyle, which is why the Agency is heavily involved in working with schools to show young people why the Foyle is such a wonderful river. During the year Riverwatch welcomes schools and groups for visits to Riverwatch and outreach activities such as river clean ups, fishing experiences and other ecological explorations. All educational programmes our tailored to the needs of each group. All group bookings are guided by a member of the Riverwatch education team to ensure participants have an educational but fun experience. That is why the Lough Agency is hosting ‘River Discovery Day’ on August 16. The River Discovery Day is set to be a fun filled day were people can avail to fishing lessons from fully qualified angling coaches along with 45 minute canoe trips on the river, were canoeists can see the

river and the city from a whole new perspective. There will be a wide range of activities taking place on the day with something for everyone. Riverwatch is open to the public Monday to Saturday during July and August with public feedings and mini touch tanks taking place at 3pm on Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays.  The mini touch tanks allow children to touch and hold a variety of the Foyle’s marine life. Following a survey carried out two years ago to ascertain how many species of fish and marine life that makes up the ecosystem of the Foyle, it was revealed that there was a staggering 60 different type of species’ that live in the Foyle. lobster, crabs, starfish, eels, wrasse, blenny’s and lots of other unusual marine fish and crustaceans as well as trout, sticklebacks, minnows, roach and other freshwater fish make up the Foyle’s habitat. All of which can viewed in the Riverwatch centre. With Derry being the City of Culture much of the spotlight has focussed on the city’s impressive Peace Bridge which has given people different perspective of the Foyle. The Lough Agency, like the rest of the city, has played an integral part in helping promote the city. The Lough Agency is sponsoring the opening ceremony of this year’s Turner Prize, which is being held outside of London for the first time, where artists and guests can sample some the Foyle’s finest seafood cuisine as they avail to the Foyle’s freshest native Irish Oysters. The Riverwatch Aquarium and Visitor Centre is open Monday to Friday 10am-4pm all year round and open Monday to Saturday throughout July and August. Admission is free; group bookings must be booked in advance. For more information contact Riverwatch at 02871 342100 or online at www.loughs-agency.org.

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Fleadh Cheoil Launch Hits All the Right Notes A packed audience at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin were given a first glimpse of the full events programme for this year’s Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, which is taking place in Derry from 11-18th August. The official launch celebrations will continue on Friday 21st June with a full day of music, song and dance in association with Music City, featuring 70 musicians from the four corners of Ireland and promising enough energy to shake the City’s famous walls to their foundations. Director General of Comhaltas, Labhrás Ó Murchú said the spirit of the people in Derry has been an inspiration “I know President Obama coined the phrase ‘Is Feidir Linn’ meaning ‘we can’ when he visited Ireland, but I believe he may have borrowed that phrase from the people here in this city of Derry. People who have shown enormous tenacity to get to this point of hosting the Fleadh for the first time and in producing such an imaginative events programme.” The Fleadh Launch party on Music City Day (Friday 21st June) will give visitors the chance to join in the Big Céilí in the Guildhall at 1.30pm. From 2.30pm – 3.30pm, Comhaltas groups from the Four Corners of Ireland will take to the stage in Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin giving a taster of the talent that will fill every corner of the city this August. From 6pm, the brightest stars of traditional music will perform on a specially constructed Fleadh stage in Guildhall Square. Artists joining in the celebrations include Dónal Lunny, Pádraig Rynne, Sylvain Barou, Dave Munnelly, Mick Conneely, Ryan Molloy and the Rua McMillan Big Band.

BBC Radio Ulster’s Blas will broadcast live from the Fleadh stage from 7pm-9pm. Fleadh 2013 takes place from 11th – 18th August and over the course of a week 300,000 people and 20,000 musicians will descend on the City to compete in the Olympics of traditional music, bringing an economic boost of €38million to the local economy. The Fleadh will feature over 100 events, exclusive world class collaborations and a dream team of performers including The Poet and the Piper (Seamus Heaney and Liam O’Flynn), Cara Dillon and the Orchestra of Ireland, Dervish, Flook, Lorcán Mac Mathuna and dance spectacular Take the Floor featuring Beoga. Some of the richest traditional musical regions in the world will be celebrated with a series of concert events that will attract a who’s who of the traditional world. The Transatlantic Fleadh is a spectacular one-off event and a spin-off of the internationally renowned Transatlantic Sessions staged annually as part of Celtic Connections and will be a celebration of the strong traditional musical connections between Ireland, Scotland and North America. Artists performing as part of the Transatlantic Fleadh include Jerry Douglas, Dan Tyminski (O Brother Where Art Thou), Grammy award winner Tim O’Brien, Arty McGlynn, Eddi Reader, Karen Matheson, Declan O’Rourke, Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker, Jarlath Henderson, Donald Shaw (Capercaillie), John Doyle (Solas), Danny Thompson and James Mackintosh. Fleadh Cheoil 2013 will also be the first completely digital Fleadh with a powerful new website streaming Fleadh Live.

Fleadh Live will see the world’s best traditional Irish musicians perform in a series of shows broadcast live and direct from the Fleadh Cheoil in Derry from Wednesday 14th – Sunday 18th August daily on TG4, tg4.tv and FleadhCheoil.ie Fleadh Live will include performances from some of the biggest names on the international world/folk music scene, interspersed with impromptu music lifted off the street by visiting musicians and winners of Fleadh competitions. Each Fleadh Live show will be hosted by top TG4 television personality, Síle Ní Bhraonáin, and traditional Irish music legend, Gino Lupari, and will take the format of iconic live music programmes such as Later... with Jools Holland and Top of the Pops, with multiple performance spaces and energetic live audiences. Fleadh Live will be broadcast from 8 – 11pm every night from 14th – 18th August live on TG4, tg4.tv and FleadhCheoil. ie There will also be a series of special online lunchtime concerts from 1–2pm daily from 14th – 16th August live on tg4. tv and FleadhCheoil.ie Fleadh Cheoil 2013 is funded by the Culture Company, Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Department of Social Development, Department of Foreign Affairs, Arts Council NI, Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland and Foras Gaeilge. The principle sponsors for Fleadh Cheoil 2013 are the Garvan O’Doherty Group and Diageo Ireland. For more information email info@fleadhcheoil.ie, visit www.fleadhcheoil.ie or call the FleadhOffice on +4428 71373 573. Sineag MacIntyre


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Poetry Competition

1st Prize

Oisin O’Brien - Class 10E

Derry the city of culture, whose history was as violent as a vulture. The walls have astonishing scenery, Dating back to the 17th Century.

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The city of culture, Begins for you and me, Let's make it a good one, For it will go down in history.

A peace bridge across the foyle, Uniting the two conflicting identities. A troubled past, A new beginning; The city of culture is already winning. Gone are the days of the bombed out bars, The shootings, the killings, and all the wars.

2nd Prize Derry city is built on a hill, with the famous walls which were built with skill. The weather here is not too bad, So you will never feel sad. We had our troubles in the past, But they are over now at last. Great local shops, and places to eat, Famous people who can sing and dance. Score great goals. Derry’s walls are quite tall Now four hundred years old

3rd Prize

Darren Houston - Class 10E But now built for us all. A walk around the quay, Would put your mind to rest, Walk over the peace bridge, To the Sandwich Company, Because they are simply the best. Come to our city and you will feel merry, Especially when you are sitting in the corner of free derry.

Ryan Irwin - Class 9G

Our city has a lot of places to explore, And a lot of places to adore. The place was once covered in oak trees, And the trees are now history.

We have two huge shopping malls, St Columb’s is just one of our history halls. We have the great ebrington square, And the smell of great event fills the air.

The guildhall bell goes every hour, But is hidden in a tower. The place is always wet with rain, But there is also a lot of pain.

The fountains spew lots of water, And the guildhall is the grandfather. Traditional bars on waterloo street, So go on in and have a peek.

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Inishowen – A perfect place to visit With the summer holidays firmly upon us, Derry is ideally situated to take full advantage of one of the world’s most natural beauty spots. Co Donegal’s, Inishowen peninsula is the largest peninsula in the island of Ireland and is a picturesque location with a rich history. The peninsula includes Irelands' most northerly point,  Malin Head, along with Lagg sand dunes, which are some of the highest in Europe, as well as Grianán an Aileach, a royal fort constructed by the  Clan Uí Néill  in the sixth century. The Grianán stands at the entrance to the peninsula. Predating the formation of County Donegal by centuries, the peninsula was named Inis Eoghain  (the Island of Eoghan) after  Eógan mac Néill, son of Niall of the Nine Hostages, Niall Naoigeallach, a High King of Ireland, whose name was also used for Tyrone, Tír Eoghain. Inis Eoghain is also the ancient homeland of the  Mac Lochlainn  clan (descended from the tribe of Eoghan), a clan that grew so formidable that they eventually came under siege by a Limerick King, who came north to Aileach, and ordered the de-

struction of Aileach fort, and that each soldier was to carry away a stone from the fort in order to prevent its rebuilding. Later, after the decline of the Mac Lochlainn clan, the chieftainship of Inis Eoghain was usurped by the Ó Dochartaigh clan, as they lost their own homeland in the Laggan valley area of Tír Conaill. Inishowen has many historical monuments, dating back to early settlements, and including the ruins of several castles, and the fort at Grianán Aileach. The ancient Grianán Ailigh fort at Burt was the one time seat of the High Kings of Ireland, including both High Kings of the Mac Lochlainn Clan, who held power in Inis Eoghain for many centuries. Inishowen is also famous as the departure point of the  Flight of the Earls which virtually saw the end of Gaelic Ulster. Sites Inishowen is a place awash with history, however there is much more to do other than visit the peninsula’s historical sites. The Inishowen 100 tourist route  is an approximately 100mile signposted scenic drive around the peninsula. It takes in or passes nearby most of the tourist attractions and places of interest on the peninsula.

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The route starts at Bridgend where the first leg of the coastal route is takes you along the coast of Lough Swilly. It passes Inch Island,  Fahan  (a blue flag beach), Fahan 18-hole Golf Course, Buncrana  Town, Tullyarvan Mill. It continues along the western coast on Lough Swilly. The route passes Dunree beach, Dunree Fort and then turns in-

land for Mamore Gap, Leenan Bay, Dunaff, Head, Tullagh Bay (a blue flag beach), through the villages of Clonmany  and Ballyliffin. After Ballyliffin the route passes the Isle of Doagh (where there is a famine museum and an interpretive centre). Next is Carndonagh  - the second largest town in Inishowen, after which the route turns North again through Malin Town, past Five Finger Strand and then up onto cliff top viewpoint and car park at Knockamany Bens, then down again to sea level with the route looking out into the open Atlantic, before heading for Banba's Crown a peninsula off the peninsula, that is home to Irelands more Northerly point Malin Head. On the North Eastern coast passes through Culdaff village and Culdaff Bay (another Blue Flag beach), the remote Tramone Bay, Kinnagoe Bay. As the coastline turns towards the East it reaches Lough Foyle  and  Shroove  on the mouth of the Lough and then  Greencastle. Then as the road heads south along Lough Foyle it passes through  Moville  town,  Quigley's Point  and the Village of  Muff  where the

road turns right and heads back to Bridgend where the journey started. Activities From a carefree gallop along one of our endless sandy beaches to a tranquil walk along a lush green hillside. Tee off on a top golf experience on a superb coastal links course or get in to the water to kayak along the stunning coast leading to the majestic Atlantic. Whatever the pace fast or leisurely, there are plenty of activities for you to enjoy. Walking Whether it’s scenic looped walks, stunning coastal walks, or more challenging hikes, Inishowen has it all. No matter what level or length of walk you are looking for our dramatic landscapes and peaceful surroundings are just waiting to be discovered. Golf Inishowen was created for Golf. Lush greens, rugged coastal dunes with breathtaking scenic views and a superb selection of challenging links courses. Renowned for quality, excellent value for money and warm and friendly hospitality, Inishowen has everything for your next golf break.

Water Activities Surrounded by water, Inishowen offers a wealth of water-based activities with an abundance of superb beaches, rivers and lakes. Whether your thing is a leisurely sail out on Lough Swilly, a deep-sea dive for hidden treasure or a white-knuckle surf on Pollan Bay you’ll not be disappointed. Great facilities experienced and qualified instructors and the chance to try your hand at a new water sport, makes Inishowen the perfect choice for an activity break. Climbing Roped and harnessed, scaling a sheer rock face is a great personal challenge. When you get to the top, you’ll be buzzing from the excitement of your achievement. And, no doubt, you’ll be itching to enjoy the thrill of abseiling from the top. If this sounds like your idea of fun, you’ll be delighted to know that there are many spots where you can enjoy this sport in Inishowen or join in on Inishowen's Climbfest, Ireland's only dedicated Climbing Festival on some of the Best Climbs in Europe. Family Fun Inishowen is the perfect destination to keep your little ones smiling, regardless of the weather and it won’t break the bank. There’s plenty for all the family to see and do, from kiddies pottery classes, horse ridding or kayaking lessons to star gazing planetarium and thrilling wildlife museum, not forgetting the traditional seaside attractions. There are also a number of excellent Kids Playgrounds in the following areas Buncrana, Moville, Ballyliffin and Culdaff. If the kids are happy, you’re happy.


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on how to achieve the look… Gatsby-Inspired Hair Finger waves, set hair, sleek, slicked back bobs, lots of shine, bejewelled headbands and ornate hair jewels were signature aspects of great hair in the Roaring Twenties.

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• Spritz on Schwarzkopf Osis Shine Spray (helps to lock in shine) and use a medium-barrel curling iron to create horizontal waves, working down to the ends of the hair. To do this, take horizontal sections of hair in the iron, leaving the ends out, and rotate the iron one turn. Then, flip the direction of the iron and create another wave below. Continue this pattern until you’ve mimicked a finger wave. • Remove clips from the hairline. Use your hands and the cool setting on the blow dryer to loosen hair waves for a more modern touch. • If your hair is longer than above-the-shoulders, pin it under the nape to create a faux bob. • Spray with Schwarzkopf Osis Glamour Queen Hairspray to set and add texture. Finish with a vintage inspired hair accessory. Gatsby-Inspired Makeup The Gatsby ladies could certainly teach us a few tricks about how to do beauty! We asked Syenna’s chief make-up artist Caroline Duffy to give us her best tricks for achieving that 20s makeup. 

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The Five Principles of Reiki

The Reiki Principles are guidelines that Dr Usui created aft er his experience in the ghetto Kyoto where he painfully learnt the lesson of not teaching grati tude to those he treated. He learnt that we can only be grateful for those things we place some sort of value on and respect for. on an inner level. The law of the universe (The law of attraction) allows us to achieve whatever we percieve. If what we see, feel, sense and know is lack of trust in the perfection of our day we will attract more of the same imperfections like a magnet to metal. Instead see, hear, know and feel that there is a higher power at work on this earth governing ALL things. Trust, see, feel, sense and know All IS WELL.

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Just for today I will not worry

Worry never achieves anything but prayer achieves everything. Putting the words ‘God

or Angels please help me with this’ before your worry changes the dynamics of your thought from lack of trust to total trust. This creates a powerful synergy that draws to you what you need & want. Know that your prayer has been heard by the higher realms and answered in the highest good of all concerned. Instead of worrying we must trust in the rhymns and processes of life, the ups and the downs, the joys and the sadness, the gains and the losses, birth and death and the changing of the seasons. Everything is in perfect order even if we may not think it, feel it, sense it or know it. Remember that everything that surrounds us, everything we face in our day is a refl ection of who we are

Just for today I will not be moved to anger

Anger is a destructive emotion that lends itself to an unsettling of peace, harmony and contentment mainly within ourselves. When we react in anger the backlash of it stays with us until we forgive ourselves and those we were angry with. We need to forgive and move on. When we feel angry is often because we have given away our power, given away our right to choose and our right to expression, to another person. Actually we are often angry with ourselves for not taking a more calm and constructive approach to volatile confrontations. Responding in a calm and peaceful manner

to the matters we face at any given time can prevent an angry scenario from happening in the fi rst place. Walk away from forseen/unforseen and angry situations instead of reacting, if we are moved to anger it is to our own detriment. Put measures in place to avoid angry/negative people and be aware that our outer world again is a refl ection of who we are on an inner level. If we are frquently surrounded by ‘highly charged’ angry and negative people then we too have unexpressed anger within us. Be aware of this, release it calmly and positively and let it go. Trust, see, hear, know and feel ALL IS WELL.

Just for today I will be honest in all ways; Through our life and work everyday we express who we are as human beings, our thought processes, our ideals and our beliefs. Aligning our lives and work with honesty and truth will, on a inner level, bring about an honouring of ourselves, respect for others and an acceptance of the laws of the land and ALL universe laws. Living and working within the laws of the land allows us to fl ow freely with the rhymn of life. Trust that ALL of our needs are taken care of and even if our lives in the past did not refl ect truth and honesty, we can strive today to align our life and work with integrity, refl ecting who we really are, a child of God, a child of truth and a child of light and love. Trust, see, hear, know and feel ALL IS WELL.

every second, minute, hour ,day, and year. Believe in your own perfection because you are perfect today, everyday and always. Learn and remind yourself each day to give thanks for you own life and as it becomes a norm for you, in turn, you will graciously The Five Spiritual Principles of Reiki appreciate ALL of life in ALL its forms, human, animal, mineral, angelic and elemental kingdoms. With grateful eyes the world will become your ‘oyster’, your very own ‘Garden of Eden’.... your ‘safe haven’. Just for today, see your life, your home, your family, your beloved pets and ALL of your life with fresh eyes. To be appreciative you must know, feel, hear and sense how “beauty starts in the eye of the beholder’. Every raindrop, every snowdrop, every tear, every stone, every smile and every soul has a place and a purpose on this earth. Each entity has perfection at its core even if its not visible to the human eye. Give thanks and appreciate it anyway. ‘ Everyday may not be good but there’s something good in every day’. Trust, see, hear, know and feel ALL IS WELL.

Just for today I will be kind to everyone and everything The Chrysalis Cove

Kindness causes ripples like a stone in a pond, it spreads like the wings of an eagle and its infectious. Kindness softens the hardest of hearts, it transforms the untouchable and creates space for more of the same. It creates an energy like rolling a snowball down a hill, it grows and grows and it surpasses all human understanding. A kind gesture, smile, word or listening ear is free and still it has the power to reach beyond the physical body to the very soul of our existence. It touches the core of who we really are on an inner level. In 2000 Catherine Ryan Hyde’s novel ‘Pay it forward’ was published and adapted into fi lm. In the book and movie it is described as an obligation to do three good deeds for others in response to a good deed that one receives. Then, the practice of helping and being kind to one another can spread geometrically through society at a ratio of three to one, creating a social movement with an impact of making the world a better place. Read more about “Pay-it-forward’ on Facebook or www.youcan-thrive-charity.org.uk. Its in giving that we receive and it is in loving that we are loved. ‘Be kind to unkind people, they need it most’ (Jacki Busuil)

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PENNE PESTO ROSSO 8.75 spring onions, chicken, mushroom in creamy red pesto sauce

LINGUINE DI MARE 9.25 king prawns, squid, mussel, smoked salmon in creamy white wine tomato sauce

PENNE POLLO PARMIGIANA 8.75 pancetta, chicken, mushroom and broccoli in creamy cheese white wine sauce

PRAWNS LINGUINI 9.25 marinated king prawns, chorizo, garlic, chilli and fennel in creamy tomato sauce

PENNE ARABIATTA V 7.75 penne pasta in our own hot arabiatta sauce (add chicken for £1.50)

PENNE CARBONARA 8.75 crispy pancetta cooked in rich creamy sauce topped with grana padano cheese

RUCCOLA E PARMA RUCCOLA E PARMA 8.25 8.25 LIANO COZZE ITALIANO 5.25 5.25 parma ham, sun blush tomatoes, parmarocket ham, sun andblush olivestomatoes, on danano's rocket and olives on danano's ooked in creamy freshonion, musselgarlic cooked whiteinwine creamy sauce onion, garlic white wine sauce tomato base sauce and mozzarella base abatta bread (go served largewith for ciabatta just £4 extra) bread (go large for just £4tomato extra) sauce and mozzarella

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POLLO GORGONZOLA POLLO GORGONZOLA 11.95 LINGUINE DI MARE LINGUINE DI MARE 9.25 chargrilled chicken9.25 breast cooked chargrilled withchicken mushrooms breastand cooked leekswith in a mushrooms an king prawns, squid, mussel, smoked king prawns, salmon squid, in creamy mussel,white smoked wine salmon gorgonzola in creamy white wine and cream saucegorgonzola and cream sauce tomato sauce tomato sauce POLLO ALLA CREME POLLO ALLA CREME 11.95 PENNE PESTO ROSSOPENNE PESTO ROSSO 8.75 succulent char grilled 8.75chicken succulent breast in char a creamy grilled chicken white wine breast andinwild a creamy white spring onions, chicken, mushroom spring onions, in creamy chicken, red pesto mushroom sauce in creamymushroom red pestosauce sauce mushroom sauce

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- All our steaks BISTECCA are served with - Allconfit our steaks tomato,are flatserved with confit t FETTUCCINE BOLOGNESE FETTUCCINE BOLOGNESE 8.75 BISTECCA 8.75 mushroom and sauce fries mushroom and fries flat ribboned pasta with ourflatown ribboned home made pasta bolognese with our own sauce home made bolognese (the way is loved in roma) (the way is loved in roma) LOMBATA ALL PEPE LOMBATA ALL PEPE 15.95 chargrilled cooked 10oz with crushed sirloin steak peppercorns, cooked with crushed pe PENNE CARBONARA PENNE CARBONARA 8.75 chargrilled 10oz sirloin 8.75 steak brandy & cream sauce brandy & cream sauce crispy pancetta cooked in richcrispy creamy pancetta saucecooked topped inwith richgrana creamy sauce topped with grana padano cheese padano cheese LOMBATA DIANE LOMBATA DIANE 15.95 chargrilled 10oz sirloin steak, chargrilled cooked with 10ozmushroom sirloin steak, brandy, cooked onion, with mushroom PENNE ARABIATTA VPENNE ARABIATTA V 7.75 mustard cream sauce 7.75 mustard cream sauce penne pasta in our own hot penne arabiatta pasta sauce in our (addown chicken hot arabiatta for £1.50)sauce (add chicken for £1.50) LOMBATA ROSSINI LOMBATA ROSSINI 15.95 PRAWNS LINGUINI PRAWNS LINGUINI 9.25 chargrilled 10oz sirloin 9.25 steak chargrilled cooked in10oz a rich sirloin madeira steakwine, cooked chicken in a rich madeira marinated king prawns, chorizo, marinated garlic,king chilliprawns, and fennel chorizo, in creamy garlic, chilliliver and pate fennelcreamy in creamy sauce, topped liver pate with creamy a crouton sauce, topped with a crouton tomato sauce tomato sauce CHANGE YOUR SIRLOINCHANGE TO 10OZYOUR FILLETSIRLOIN STEAK TO JUST10OZ FORFILLET £4 STEAK PENNE POLLO PARMIGIANA PENNE POLLO PARMIGIANA 8.75 8.75 pancetta, chicken, mushroom pancetta, and broccoli chicken, in mushroom creamy cheese and broccoli in creamy cheese POLLO - All served with gratin POLLO potato -&Alla garnish served with of seasonal gratin potato vegetables & a garnish of se white wine sauce white wine sauce

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Foster announces Derry hotel investment Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster has announced a £240,000 investment by the White Horse Hotel in Derry in new facilities. The substantial investment, which will create three new jobs and is part of a £1.2 million expansion, has enabled the hotel to gain four-star accreditation from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board. The Minister was briefed about the development programme by Issam Horshi, Managing Director of the White Horse Hotel. The Minister said: “This is an immensely important investment in quality services for guests by one of the best known hotels in Londonderry and the wider North West. “The investment will enhance the standing of the hotel and enable it to attract guests requiring four star quality standards in service, accommodation, food and leisure facilities. “It comes at a time when tourism is moving forward strongly as a result of a series of initiatives such as the Our Time Our Place campaign, the events in Londonderry around the UK City of Culture programme, the G8 Summit in Fermanagh and the World Police and Fire Games. “The investment by the White Horse Hotel in quality facilities and services is a very significant addition to tourism amenities in

Arlene Foster with the owners Issam & Liz Horshi at The White Horse Hotel the North West and will support our ongoing campaign to attract visitors from overseas to enjoy all that Northern Ireland has to offer tourists.” Mr Horshi said: “The £240, 000 investment is part of a more extensive and longer term de-

velopment strategy. This has already resulted in our reception, restaurant, function facilities and leisure complex being upgraded to four-star standards. This investment is also being supported by a comprehensive staff training programme.

“The latest investment completes the upgrading of 25 bedrooms in terms of en-suite bathrooms, fixtures and lighting. “We are certainly benefiting significantly from the Northern Ireland Executive’s imaginative and successful campaign to promote

tourism. Our occupancy rates have increased over the past year and we anticipate further growth during 2013. “While we are experiencing an encouraging growth in visitors from outside Northern Ireland, our investment at the hotel has

also been made to increase our share of the business market for accommodation and events such as conferences and seminars. The hotel is very well-positioned in terms of access to City of Derry Airport and the network of roads.”


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Lost or damaged luggage and travel insurance One of the hazards of holiday travel, particularly using aircraft, can be that luggage is damaged or perhaps delayed or even lost. If an airline is responsible for the loss, damage or delay of your luggage then there are certain guidelines which are applicable. The airline must pay you compensation under the Montreal Convention. The maximum compensation that you will receive is £1,080.00.If the value of your luggage exceeds that you must declare that value to the airline when checking in. Needless to say it would be helpful if your travel insurance covered your luggage contents also. Delayed luggage. If you are travelling with an airline and your luggage is delayed the airline in question has 21 days to ascertain its whereabouts and get it returned to you.If after 21 days nothing has appeared then the luggage is deemed to be lost. The main difficulty for you of course would be what to do during the 21 day period when the luggage is delayed and how it is dealt with really depends on what you can agree with the airline. Some airlines can give you a set amount each day of the delay up to a set number of days. Secondly you may receive a one off payment to buy emergency items. Thirdly they may not make any payments in advance but ask you to retain receipts for any emergency items

that you have purchased and indeed household insurance you a travel insurance policy when then refund you once you furnish may obtain a better settlement going off on holiday. It can prodepending on your levelset of up cover. vide you and withthe protection that them with the receipts. Delayed Explain the background to the of the business yourthe business than a client who feels that you have done your best for airline will not provide you with. luggage clearly can cause motivation a sigfor set up? them in the circumstances of their particular case. Check clearly the terms and condinificant amount of stress and in- Damaged luggage. What poli-are the main challenges for your business and how do you convenience on holiday however If when your luggage arrives off tions of your travel insurance of volyears ago. left in to establish his own McKeone the He aircraft it 2001 has been damaged cy practice before you depart. 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A take the entire policy document. compensation in this regard, for challenges that we all face. afford me appealed to me. property irregularity report should It makes particular senseThis if you example go through court. combined venture is in its infancy and it is about establishing be completed and obtain a copy are travelling abroad and not on a McGilloway as a practice with a reputation for reliability McKeone of this report as it will help you package holiday. Travel insurance Lost baggage. and excellent quality of service. A bit of luck helps too - then again What is your own background? If within the 21 days your baggage with any claim for compensation could prove vital if for example you generate your own luck- isn’t that what they say? you may against the airline. the airline you are has not appeared it is deemed to qualifying Since ashave a solicitor I worked with Brendan Kearney andtravelling with Coyou and was thereand for file almost 20 years.goes I wasbust educated at are difficulties What are the chief qualities that customers are looking for in a Youa partner must make a written or there be lost and in that situation legal business at the minute? Thornhill complaint College and Queens University Belfast. Theaccommodation type of work providers within 7 days from the about are entitled to look to the airline I did was date mainly law andluggage litigation, I have considerable To arrange an appointment youfamily receive your if itbut actually providing you with the for compensation in this regard. My experience to date as a solicitor in Derry has taught me that if experience many other aspectsthe of the law having worked in a very damaged otherwise airline accommodation. It can also be The airline are entitled to ask you is in contact the office busy practice long. Cormac years as event a soleofpracclient a sincere interest in the best possible could refusefor to so compensate you.has 10 vital in the a deathaor seri- feels that you haveon for a list of what was in the lug-general 02871 265566 e mail titioner, during which time he has established a solid client base. outcome for them in their case, you treat themor with respect and are either gage. 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If the does arisewithout either some claim that you have. byconsideration. the airline and havingandDerry the highest standards of service possible which is what of wemedical aim to emergency dealings with others and, to where things simple. in respect It is widely acknowledgedtothat 02871 265566 or e mail carcomplained the possible, airline keep the end of the day there is no betteror advertisement foror delayed lugTravel insurance. lost, damaged sometimes putting a provide. claim At you feel unheard or they mel@mckeonemcgilloway. through your travel insurance or It does make sense to purchase gage or cancelled flights or the inrefuse to compensate you com

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Café Del Mondo head chef Stephen Forbes serves up a treat for the readers of The Herald with some truly excellent cuisine. The trick to a good Thai curry is making your own curry paste; it’s much easier than you think. Green Thai curry is a fresh and fragrant curry and you can use chicken, prawns, pork or whatever meat you like. To make the green Thai curry paste simply place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend to a paste. To make the curry heat up a little oil in a pot and add the curry paste. Cook out the curry paste for a few minutes and add the coconut milk. Add the sliced chicken and the fish sauce, when the chicken is cooked add the basil and peas. Serve with rice and enjoy.

Cuisine á la Forbes

Chicken Green Thai Curry

What you’ll need: For the paste: 12 green chilies (deseeded and chopped) 8 shallots (peeled and chopped) 50g of fresh ginger 50g fresh coriander 3 lemongrass sticks 4 Kaffir lime leaves 6 cloves of garlic 1 tablespoon of shrimp paste 2 tablespoons of rapeseed oil Sea salt For the curry: 2 tins of coconut 4 chicken breasts (sliced thinly) Handful of garden peas 2 tablespoons of fish sauce Handful of Thai basil

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In Times of Fading Light – by Eugen Ruge An East German family saga is fiction of the highest quality. Communist East Germany was a melancholy, out-at-elbow place. The inhabitants looked cowed and harried; in East Berlin no one dallied outside the Stasi headquarters. State security limousines moved along with a sinister slishing sound, while the people stood in long queues for bread and other staples. Eugen Ruge’s wonderful debut novel follows four generations of an East German family from 1952 to 2001. The book is Thomas Mann-like in its sweep, but a good deal funnier. The author, born in the Soviet Union in 1954 of Russian-German parentage, offers a warm and at times hilarious portrait of the East German dictatorship. At first glance, “In Times of Fading Light” seems overambitious, demanding a significant investment of the reader’s patience, and we wonder if Ruge has bitten off more than he can chew. However, the more we read, the more we fall under his spell. The scrambled narrative enables him to constantly wrong-foot us by showing his characters at unexpected angles.

The Umnitzer family is afflicted by long-term dysfunction. Wilhelm, the patriarch, is an unrepentant “socialist warrior”. The novel centres on Wilhelm’s 90th birthday party, which takes place in 1989, just before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Kurt, Wilhelm's historian son, has suffered terribly in the Stalinist Gulag, but retains a lingering faith in the socialist experiment. Wilhelm’s other descendants, bewildered by recent events inTiananmen Square, are rapidly falling out of love with the idea of the socialist utopia. Indeed, his middle-aged grandson, Alexander, has already defected to the West. Diagnosed with terminal cancer, he travels on to Mexico, where his grandfather and grandmother, Charlotte, had been comrade-émigrés during the Fifties, doing good work for the Party and the downtrodden Mesoamerican Indians. The superbly drawn Mexican chapters contrast sharply with the dour atmosphere of the scenes in Communist Germany, where the Umnitzer family sofas are upholstered in “teddybear fabric”, while their Lada cars routinely backfire, occasionally exploding outright.

The narrative scissors backwards and forwards in time, from Gagarin’s ejection into space in 1961 to the early Noughties. The individual family stories interlock seamlessly, and each character is accorded a proper past. From start to finish, Ruge keeps the pages turning. His gift is to mesh the personal with the political, in an epic tale that alternately delights and instructs. It is not often that fiction of this quality comes along. “In Times of Fadi n g

Light” is a shrewd and very knowing novel, slippery with the truth and packed tight with compressed tension, and written by a talented new voice.


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Holidays - is your business prepared? Flights booked, bags packed, ready to go – or is it that easy? It's countdown to the holiday season and we are looking forward to those two weeks off, where we can relax and forget about all our worries. Holidays however can present a major headache for those running their own business, The holiday cheer can be long forgotten in the lead up to the big day. A million and one things require attention before you take that first step out the door. The very hint of time off brings about a major demand on your time leaving you asking "is it really worth it"? Follow our seven step holiday planner for a Stress Free Break Plan staffing requirements Your policy and procedures manual should include a section on holiday entitlement. Staff should be familiar with this section and procedures should be in place for adequate notice when booking annual holidays. This early

notice period will ensure suitable holiday cover can be put in place and avoid staff shortages when you are away from the business. Alert Customers Always provide adequate notice to your customers of your intended absence. This notice should be given on a timely basis to enable customers to arrange to see you regarding any services they may require during your intended break. It will also provide you with an opportunity to schedule work prior to your leave to meet customer deadlines. Consider administration procedures Regular administrative duties should be reviewed and delegated to ensure nothing is overlooked. Check insurances are up to date and adequate cover is in place, leave contact details in case of emergencies, agree a schedule for direct contact and updates during your absence, provide details of key

holders to your local police and landlord. Ensure the team has the information they need in order to complete assigned tasks. Have a clear chain of command Manage cash flow Cash is king, especially over the holiday period. Cash flow issues during your absence could be catastrophic. Avoid a meltdown by: clearing up loose ends on outstanding issues, finalising jobs in the week prior to your leave, invoice early, apply rigorous debt collection procedures leading up to the holiday period ensure all important bills are paid before you leave. Review stock levels Running low on stock is the last thing you want to happen when you are not available to deal with it. If your premises are not closing for the holiday period make sure to order enough stock to see you through. Liaise with your suppliers and provide authorisation for a designated member

of the team to place an order within predetermined limits if the need arises. Hand Over Control Empower your team to take control and manage the business in your absence. Get their buy-in by encouraging them to prepare a plan of action and set their own goals and targets for the holiday period. Schedule a meeting for your return to review results. If possible have a few trial runs by taking some time out from the business to build team confidence. Prepare your contingency plan You can't assume everything will go swimmingly. Carry out a risk assessment and leave a contingency plan to cover any noted weaknesses. Early planning will enable you to have that well-deserved, stress free break that every business owner needs to replenish the batteries. Make your 2013 holiday a truly memorable experience for you and your team.

ACNE – some natural options

It’s no consolation whatever to know that acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects 80% of people between the ages of 11 and 30 years of age usually on the face, back and chest. It is most common for girls between 14 and 17 and boys between 16 and 19 but it can also affect adults, in fact 80% of adult acne occurs in women. The impact of acne on self-esteem can be devastating and it should not be dismissed lightly. If acne is a problem for you, what are some of the natural options available these days to help with this unpleasant condition? Firstly, what is acne and what causes it? Acne occurs when a build- up of excessive skin oil (sebum) combines with dead skin cells in hair follicles so that they become clogged up and form a plug. The term acne includes both whiteheads where the oily plug is covered with skin and not open to the air and blackheads which are similarly plugs of hardened sebum and skin cells but in the case of blackheads the plug is in an open pore and oxidisation takes place, causing the dark colour. When the plug of skin debris and oil becomes contaminated with normally harmless bacteria which live on the skin, infection can develop, resulting in the typical signs of acne, first as sore swollen areas which are called papules, then pustules as pus builds up, which may be followed in severity by nodules or cysts. Teenage acne is related to the hormone changes of puberty which stimulate excessive sebum production in both girls and boys. Adult acne affects mainly

women, when it may be hormonal or related to conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome. In some people acne can be a side effect of medication, such as the contraceptive pill, lithium or steroid treatment and obviously in these cases you will need to consult your GP to clarify the underlying pharmaceutical causes of your skin problems and deal with them. For most people acne is a nuisance and one of those things we have to deal with in growing up but when it is severe, involving nodules or cysts or severe acne on your chest or back, the risk of scarring is much increased and specialist advice is essential. Simple natural non-pharmaceutical steps which everyone can take to help with managing mild or moderate acne include: 10 Top Tips 1. Keeping the skin clean, washing regularly with gentle soap or cleanser but without scrubbing so as to avoid irritation and damage to the skin. 2. Using a clean muslin cloth to wash the skin can help gentle exfoliation. These cloths are available on the internet and it is not necessary to pay a fortune for them. Have several and use a clean one each time, washing them very thoroughly between uses. 3. Tea tree oil has been found to be very beneficial for acne. Indeed in one study 5% tea tree oil was found to be as effective in dealing with acne as benzoyl peroxide, although it did take longer to kick in. It is safer to use a tea tree soap, cleanser or lotion as applying the neat oil directly is not to be recommended. It

is very potent and can cause burning to the skin. 4. Once a regular cleansing routine is established there are a variety of supplementary options which can be tried including seaweed. A study in Italy recently showed that seaweed – based treatment can be very helpful for chronic acne. Seaweed soaps and washes are rich in minerals and beneficial plant components and a face mask made with powdered seaweed is very pleasant to apply and non-toxic. Warm water added to a couple of tablespoons of powdered seaweed and applied to the face as a mask is smelly but very pleasant - a bath and a small jug of seaweed is even better but there is elbow grease involved in cleaning up afterwards and don’t use anything you are afraid to get stained ! 5. Neem oil is often recommended for acne these days as it is very popular for very many skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis. The smell of pure neem oil is very unpleasant but it is increasingly widely available blended into soaps when it is highly conditioning and so is very popular for teenage acne when it is combined with tea tree oil. 6. Paradoxically, given that acne is due to excess oil, there are some people who advocate gently cleansing the skin with oils such as jojoba, grapeseed or hemp sometimes blending them themselves. This Oil Cleanse Technique works on the principle of using one oil to dissolve another and may involve using warm wash cloths applied to the skin and/ or massaging the oils into the skin. It is somewhat controversial as some people seem to do very well with it while others

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find it can aggravate their acne. It is well described and discussed on the internet and I would recommend thorough research before embarking on it but it has had some excellent results and none of the substances used are in any way toxic so it might be worth a try. (Interestingly, I have recently come across a number of adult acne sufferers who have been using plant oils to cleanse and moisturise and have seen their skin texture improve) 7. While there is no scientific evidence that diet has a role to play in acne many people swear that reducing or eliminating different foods such as chocolate helps - it certainly won’t do any harm and increasing your fruit and vegetable intake is always going to be good for you. 8. Cod liver oil? Many people have found that the vitamins and oils contained in cod liver oil have helped their skin and if you can stand the taste it is an easy option to try. 9. A warning. Over-enthusiasm with any treatment even a natural one is to be avoided as is squeezing of spots which can spread infection. Trying too hard can often make things worse rather than better. 10. At Marble Hill I have developed my own range of natural skincare and our customers who suffer from Acne have reported receiving great benefit from using The Health Scrub Bar and Q-24 Oil With acne as with eczema and psoriasis, since there is no guaranteed single cure those simple natural alternatives which often give relief to symptoms are to be welcomed and all the options I have outlined have been tried by and helped many people . Good luck with your acne, I hope I have given you some helpful hints.

Dr Maria McGee MB ChB is a medical doctor and Natural Skin Care expert. She founded Marble Hill to produce her own range of Natural Skin Care products to offer a natural alternative to commercial cosmetics. Marble Hill manufactures their natural skin care range at Unit 35 Northwest Business Complex Skeoge Industrial Estate right here in Derry and their products can be bought online at www.marblehillonline.co.uk. Locally Marble Hill products are stocked by Belmont Pharmacy on the Culmore Rd, Carlisle Road Foot Clinic and Brookmount Pharmacy in Omagh. To find out about all our stockists see www.marblehillonline.co.uk


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Would you like to get more involved with your community and assist young people planning for their future married life? Then why not consider becoming a Marriage Education Facilitator with ACCORD? ACCORD, the official agency providing marriage preparation for the Irish Episcopal Conference, are looking for people who: - Are Married or have been married for at least 5 years, with a positive attitude to marriage, are warm,genuine, flexible, and enjoy working as part of a team.

- Have an openness and commitment to working within a Catholic Organisation. What is Involved? - Application and selection for training - 11 Workshops (weekends) on the ACCORD programme, incorporating presentation & facilitation skills - A Certificate in Marriage Education is Awarded on successful completion of the training by the Pontifical University, St Patricks College, Maynooth with ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Service. Further information and an application form please contact: Rosemary Accord Derry (028) 71362475 E: derry@accordni.com

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Candystripes sunk by last gasp winner Photos by Neil Mellon

Derry’s rich vein of form came to an abrupt end on Friday following a last minute winner Tiernan Mulvenna winner for Dundalk. With league leaders St Pat's not in action, Derry had the chance to go level on points with the league leaders at the top but were unable to find a way past a stubborn Dundalk defence. Both sides looked like they were going to cancel each other out until Mulvenna’s winner won the points for the visitors with a fine finish in injury time. The Brandywell men made four changes to the side which defeated Bohemians in the league last week. Leading scorer Rory Patterson along with Michael Duffy, Ryan McBride and Barry Molloy came into the starting line-up, with Mark Griffin, Paddy Kavanagh and Michael Rafter all dropping to the bench and Ruaidhri Higgins missed out through injury. Dundalk started brightly with lone striker Patrick Hoban causing Ryan McBride a

host of problems and on 12 minutes he got away from the City centre-back before picking out Kurtis Byrne, but he fired wide from acute angle. Minutes later a fantastic low drive by Richie Towell from 25 yards saw City goalkeeper Gerard Doherty make an outstanding save. On 20 minutes the candystripes missed a glorious chance when Derry’s top marksman, Rory Patterson charged down Peter Cherrie’s clearance, but the Dundalk net-minder got back on his line and blocked the striker’s close range drive. City had to make two changes before the break with Patrick McEleney and Kevin Deery both going off injury and being replaced by Patrick Kavanagh and Michael Rafter. The visitors themselves were forced into a substitute right on the stroke of half-time when Chris Shields hobbled off with a groin injury and was replaced by Stephen McDonnell. Derry started the second half on the front foot and early in

the half a clever flick on by Patterson found left winger Michael Duffy, who did well to get away from John Sullivan, but his left footed shot from just inside the box, rattled Cherrie’s crossbar. Dundalk had a glorious chance to break the deadlock on 72 minutes when Richie Towell picked the ball up on the half-way line, before running at the City defence and cutting the ball back to Darren Meehan, but his effort from six yards was bravely blocked by Ryan McBride. A fantastic through ball by Eoghan Osborne found substitute Mulvenna and with virtually his first tough he made no mistake firing low past an out-rushing Doherty. Declan Devine’s men will have to put Friday’s defeat behind as soon as they can with a packed sheculde in front of them, including Europa Leauge action in Turkey. However the Brandywell side travel to Dublin to face a resurgent Shamrock Rovers, buoyed with new signing, former Derry City player Eamon Zayed this Friday.

Patrick McEleney breaks away with the ball.

Derry City: Doherty, Madden, Greacen, McBride, S McEleney; Deery (Rafter 39), Molloy, B McNamee; P McEleney (Kavanagh 30), Patterson, Duffy.

Dundalk: Cherrie, Boyle, Meehan (Mulvenna 89), Massey, Osborne; Dillon, Shields (McDonnell 46), Sullivan, Towell, Byrne, Hoban (Faherty 80).

Michael Duffy gutted at missing the attempt on goal.

Michael Duffy makes an attempt on the Dundalk goal.

Danger in the Dundalk box.

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Derry exact Down revenge at Celtic Park Derry 0-13 Down 1-5 Derry’s hopes of All-Ireland glory are still on track following a fine display against Ulster rivals Down. Derry avenged their Ulster defeat by Down  as they ended the Mourne County's Championship hopes by deservedly winning Saturday's second round qualifier. In the old days, teams might have had to wait years to exact revenge for a provincial championship defeat. The back-door system and the luck of the draw meant Derry only had to wait five weeks, and they took full advantage on Saturday night. The game was expected to be a lot more defensive than the free-flowing contest the sides served up in the Ulster championship, and so it proved. Having conceded 2-17 in that provincial encounter the Oak Leaf defence shackled the Down attack in this game – particularly in the second half when they limited the Mourne side to just a single pointed free. Such were the Down frustrations that they finished with 13 men – Brendan McArdle and Kevin McKernan were sent off in the second half. Down opened sharply, two early frees from Donal O’Hare edged them in front and they could have been further ahead but for some wasteful finishing. However, Derry settled after a shakey 10 minutes and more or less took control of the game thereafter. PJ McCloskey – who had missed the last game against Down through injury – dominated the midfield exchanges and made a huge difference. He won a remark-

Brian McIver celebrates

able amount of first-phase possession which gave Derry a foothold in the game they didn't have five weeks before which allowed Ryan Bell and Eoin Bradley, who pointed from play to see the scores level after 12 minutes. James Kielt  edged Derry in front after a foul on Eoin Bradley and Bell again pointed from play before Kielt landed a seconded monster free from a long way out to see Derry lead by 0-5 to 0-2 on 26 minutes. Ambrose Rogers  pulled one back for Down, but  Lee Kennedy  responded for Derry before Bell’s third point made it 0-7 to 0-2. That was the score as the game entered injury time but Derry were rocked when McKernan fed O’Hare to slot low past Eoin McNicholl. And before the half-time whistle Down were level at 1-4 to 0-7 as Aidan McAlynn’s foul was punished

by O’Hare. The stage seemed set for Down to push on after that major swing in momentum but it was Derry who would dominate the entirety of the second half. Ryan Bell opened the scoring in the second period from a 45 after Brendan McVeigh’s one-on-one save from Bradley. Further scores from Eoin Bradley and substitute Emmet McGuckin meant Derry led 0-10 to 1-4 midway through the half. Down’s cause was further damaged when Brendan McArdle was sent off on 58 minutes for striking Chrissy McKaigue in an off the ball incidident with a right hook that even Dungiven boxer Paul McCloskey would have proud of. Derry extended their lead through Bell’s free after a foul on Eoin Bradley. Down registered their only score of the second half through Donal Eoin Bradley wrestles for possession

O’Hare’s free on 62 minutes. But even with the introduction of Benny Coulter  from the Down bench the visitors never looked like getting the goal they needed to save the game. With Patsy Bradley’s growing influence on the match, Derry’s control tightened and Bell’s sixth point and McGuckin’s second saw the Oak Leafers home and hosed at 0-13 to 1-5. There was still time for Down to suffer a final humiliation as Kevin McKernan was sent off in injury time. It was too little too late for the Mourne men, who came so close to beating All-Ireland champions Donegal in the Ulster semi-final just two weeks previously. It was too little too late for the Mourne men, who came so close to beating All-Ireland champions Donegal in the Ulster semi-final just two weeks previously. Derry’s campaign is still intact and with every victory, Brian McIver’s troops confidence will be sky high going into the third qualifying round. DERRY:  E McNicholl; A McAlynn, C McKaigue, D McBride; C Kielt, M Lynch, SL McGoldrick; Patsy Bradley, P J McCloskey; C McAtamney, J Kielt (0-2, frees), E Lynn; R Bell (0-6, 0-1 free,0-1 45), E Bradley (0-2), L Kennedy (0-1). Subs: E McGuckin (0-2) for Kennedy (45 mins), B Heron for McAtamney (54 mins), C McFaul for Bell (69 mins). Blood sub: Heron for McCloskey (49-52 mins). DOWN: B McVeigh; D McCartan, B McArdle, Keith Quinn; O Costello, P Turley,  Ryan Boyle; K King, K McKernan; A Rogers (0-1), M Poland, N Madine; C Laverty, J Johnston, D O’Hare (1-4, 0-4 frees). Subs: B Coulter for Madine (45 mins), R Mallon for Johnston (52 mins) Hughes for Quinn (55 mins), D Savage for Peter Turley (68 mins).

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Local bodybuilder claims ‘Mr Britain’ title Local bodybuilder Dave Fox has been crowned Mr Britain following a successful string of results in several competitions. Fox who has been a leading light in Derry’s bodybuilding community has been leaving all others in his wake following his stunning success in claiming the coveted Mr Britain title in May. In order to qualify for the Mr. Britain show, Fox had to first compete in the NABBA Oscars held in Birmingham. With little preparation, a strict diet and an intensive training regime was put in place for the competition. “I had to qualify for Mr. Britain by competing in the NABBA Oscars,” Fox explained. “I wasn’t expecting to do well with all the top amateur talent involved. “But thankfully I got third which was great because I really didn’t expect to get that result; all I really wanted to do was qualify for Mr. Britain.” Having achieved his first aim with qualification to Mr. Britain accomplished, Fox headed to Southport were he would blow the rest of the competitors out the water with a stunning victory in claiming the Mr Britain title. “I went over there in my best shape after 20 weeks of dieting and I won the Class 2 event,” Fox explained. “There were 15 in my class and about 140 in total in the show, so it was a big show with the standard being really high. “To win Overall Mr. Britain was brilliant, I was really shocked, and it was a lifetime achievement to win Mr. Britain.” Basking in his success as Mr. Britain Fox was able to beat, rival Kia Lyons who won first place at the NABBA Oscars. Fresh from his triumph at the Mr. Britain finals in May, Fox competed at the Mr World event in Montecatini, Italy, in June. “I went to Italy to compete in the Worlds and I really didn’t expect to come anywhere in that,” Fox said. “Again it was a big class and I got fourth in that, so anything after winning Mr. Britain was a bonus.” With Mr. Universe on the horizon, Dave has decided to take a well earned break from competing. “If I was to go for Mr. Universe I would have four weeks off, then back into training and I would have to diet for a full year, which is far too much. “But I don’t need to qualify for the Worlds next year, so I can take the year off and try and get bigger.” Having clinched the Mr. Britain title Fox has wrote himself into the history books as being the first man to win the Mr. Britain, Mr. Northern Ireland and the Mr. Ireland titles. Fox also received the honour of being on the cover of ‘The Beef’ bodybuilding magazine following his recent success.


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