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10. HEALTH & BEAUTY
Y T U A E B & E L Y ST IN THE CITY TREVOR GRADY, 14 VANCOUVER, CANADA
JOE SMITH, 14 MARYLAND, USA
DAY? 1. DO YOU GET YOUR 5 AOh sure,
that?! TG: Five a day? What’seta I eat fruit and veg bles. JS: Yes, definitely. GM: Never.
REGIME? , EEKLY FITNESS 2. WHAT IS YOUR Weve - mostly soccer fit p kee to ry week
TG: I do a lot of sportsby. baseball and rug a lot. I normally workout at home quite JS: I go to the gym orate the previous day’s m fro e sor t no is ver just focus on wh cer a lot. workout. I used to play soc up rug e by. And I’ve just taken GM: I’m a hurdler. I also lov badminton at Scotstoun.
ILY BEAUTY REGIMEs or? potions. 3. WHAT IS YOUR DA is just a shower – no cream TG: JS:
My daily regime sh my teeth. I use pro-active I wake up shower and bru ther gelling my hair. bo n’t do I cream on my face. times a day. I don’t own A quick shower a couple of a hairbrush.
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ITE SHOP FOR 5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOUR BUYING CLOTHES? re is H&M.
sto TG: My favourite clothes stuff from Superdry or my all y bu GM: If I could, I’d Fitch but they’re expensive. Abercrombie & Generally, I go to TopMan.
RIBE YOUR 6. HOW WOULD YOU DESC OWN FASHION? word I’d use se is ‘relaxed’ and that’s the TG: My fashion sen ire style. to describe my ent and casual. JS: Sensible, functional d rite things are blue jeans an ou fav my GM: I’m casual a brightly coloured T.
A FASHION ICON? – I don’t follow 7. DO YOU HAVE nk is great is David Beckham TG: The guy I thi much. anyone else too well brands, trainers and kit the GM: No, but I notice what known athletes wear.
CE BETWEEN SCOTTISH 8. WHAT’S THE DIFFEREN ? hion FASHION & BACK HOME ss very casual. Scottish fas
ver dre s TG: People in Vancouau dress for different occasion makes sense bec se you e. tim the all le tab for whereas we just dress com hion’s sake. people wear fashion for fas JS: Here I think often l. na At home clothes are functio
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THE GIRLS 5 A DAY?
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KLY FITNESS REGIME? 2. WHAT IS YOUR WEE ee times a week. FLAMINA DANTE, 16 ROME, ITALY
FD: I generally swim thr long run on the treadmill. CW: Once a week I have a outside of school. a dance class but nothing to go I d an ool sch at . P.E EK: I do
? ILY BEAUTY REGIMEke up. 3. WHAT IS YOUR DA ma on t pu d an r we Sho e. on
FD: I don’t really have isturiser and make up. ry day. CW: I use facial wash, mo my face and moisturise eve r, brush my teeth, washski we sho to e sur ke ma n. I EK: nt as I have dry Moisturising is very importa
ANT TO YOU? nds. 4. IS FASHION IMPORT ted on it like many of my frie
FD: Yes, but I am not fixa n. CW: Yes. themselves through fashio rtant as girls express tha ! me t ou ab s say t EK: As a girl it is impol so know what I am very casua I don’t CHARLOTTE WU, 20 SINGAPORE
S? SHOP FOR BUYING CLOTHE ITE UR VO FA UR YO IS T 5. WHA FD: I really like Zara. definitely Zara. CW: My favourite shop is t Card discount! use my Glasgow Young Sco ays EK: Topshop and I alw
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’ll see me in most days. FD: I have quite a casual d my UGG boots is what you an t hir t-s a gs, gin leg – l EK: I’m casua
FASHION ICON? 7. DO YOU HAVE A be unique.
FD: Not at all, I like to leton, I prefer U.K. fashion. CW: I really like Kate Midd for fashion advice. at magazines like the Grid EK: No, but I like looking
BACK HOME? EEN SCOTTISH FASHION & TW BE CE EN ER FF DI E TH Scots. 8. WHAT’S fashion conscious than the EMMA KENNEDY, 15 GLASGOW
re us. FD: I think Italians are mo d are more fashion conscio politan, people dress up an mo cos re mo is re po ga Sin CW:
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14. GLASGOW EVENTS
GLASGOW FIREWORKS GLASGOW GREEN
Age: All ages Event: 5 November 2012 nday 5 November with Cost: Free display takes place ondMo rks wo fire st be d e along for music, org.uk an st com ge warm an Glasgow’s big Glasgow Green. Wrap up www.glasgowlife. it vis so n soo ced un a spectacular display onre! no ings will be an Tim mo d an t en nm tai enter and search “fireworks”.
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‘ANNE FRANK: A HISTORY FOR TODAY’ EXHIBITION
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Starts 12 November 2012
The exhibition details the story of this inspirational young girl as described in her own words.
This moving and wonderful tribute to the life of Anne Frank returns to The Mitchell Library on 12 November for 2 weeks. For full details of opening times visit: www.glasgowlife.org/libraries
SCOTTISH CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS 2012 Want to have a say in what you think are the best Scottish children’s books?
Then why not drop into your local library and cast your vote for some of the fab books in the running to win this year’s Scottish Children’s Book Awards? For more information and details on how to vote, visit: www.scottishbooktrust.com/scba/shortlist-2012
BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND 2012 26 November – 2 December 2012
Glasgow Libraries has a packed calendar of reading events as part of the celebrations.
• Pre-school fun events • Adult and children’s author visits • “Spot the Reader” competition • Quizzes and prizes • Talks and Workshops • Family Reading events • The “Big Read In” For more details and times of each event visit the site below from November onwards. www.glasgowlife.org.uk/libraries GRIDMAG.CO.UK
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GLASGOWSPORTS EVENTS .25
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28. LOCAL VOCALS SPECIAL
SUPANOVA FORMED: 2012 MEMBERS: Harris Hiscoe (17) Christy O’Donnell (17) Gregor Coleman (19) FROM: Glasgow
Supanova have a strong pop sound with catchy tunes like Paranoid (For You). Video: youtube.com/supanovaofficial
Tell us how Supanova started? H: We are still very new as a band but have already established a strong sound. Harris had an empty for a month and we used this time to rehearse constantly.
HARRIS CHRISTY GREGOR You are quite a young band, around the same age group as One Direction when they first started out. Do you still use your Glasgow Young Scot Cards?
C: We love music and write all of our own songs! G: Harris and Christy were dating identical twins, and met one night when Christy came in to what he thought was his girlfriend cheating on him – but it was just Harris with the twin sister! I met the guys after a gig I was performing at with Daniel Docherty.
What do you use as inspiration for your songs?
G: Free swimming!
H: You can normally find us sitting around my kitchen table jamming coming up with new material! C: Most of our songs are about girls and relationships. I’ve had my heart broken too many times... G: We are best friends and always together, so write about the experiences that we have together.
What made you decide that you wanted to be part of a band? H: My favourite thing to do is jam at the kitchen table with my guitar and a group of friends! C: I used to be a Hollister model but I prefer singing and like hanging about with these guys all the time! G: I have always been interested in music and drama. I used to be part of the PACE theatre group.
What do you use them for? H: Topman discount! C: I once gave mine to a girl and asked her to add me on Facebook... unfortunately she never did!
What do Supanova fans have to look forward to in the near future? H: Our management have all worked with many pop bands like Busted, McFly, 911 and Blue and if we have similar success we will be very happy. C: We have also been chatting to the charity Moni Malawi who want us to go to Malawi later in the year to do a show for the kids and get more of an idea what the charity does over there. G: We have more gigs coming up in Glasgow and then we are moving to London to finish writing our album which we are currently working on. To find out more about Supanova... www.supanovaofficial.com www.facebook.com/supanovaboys
LOCAL VOCALS SPECIAL .29
FORMED: 2010 MEMBERS: Fraser Macpherson / Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keys Dorian Cloudsley / Lead Guitar, Keys Angus Tikka / Bass, Backing Vocals Mark Scobbie / Drums FROM: Glasgow
Rainbow Dissolve are an alternative rock band that sound like a young Radiohead. They are all very talented musicians who have the musical ability to surprise you with interchangeable haunting melodies like single Her Downward Spiral. Check out the videos taken from their gig at the O2 Academy on YouTube: wwww.youtube.com/rainbowdissolve
Tell us a bit about your band?
We’re a 4 piece alternative rock band based in Glasgow. Fraser and Dorian first met at Langside college back in 2008 when studying at the HNC Music course. They then recruited Angus and Mark when Dorian met them in joining the BA in applied music course at Strathclyde University. We have been gigging for the best part of a year now. Our debut EP ‘Wall of Eyes’ was released digitally in February of this year.
Some advice for other aspiring bands?
Try and take creative control of your music and do as much as you can yourselves. It is very easy (and free) to set up a Facebook or Soundcloud account and showcase your music to the rest of the country and the world with just a few clicks of the mouse. Using a ‘DIY’ method will be a lot quicker and cost effective. Also write the material you like and are passionate about, don’t try and fit in with musical trends for the sake of it, be true to yourselves and that will show in the music you produce.
What makes your band different from others in the Glasgow music scene?
What’s on the agenda for the rest of 2012?
The music itself is very unique and different in comparison to most of the local Glasgow bands that you hear in the scene at the moment. We draw our influences from a very diverse range of artists, so it is very hard to categorise or pigeon hole our sound. You just have to listen! We are currently in the studio recording our second EP which we hope to release by the end of the year.
Which band do you most look up to?
Radiohead are our biggest influence. They are a band that have changed direction with every record to keep things fresh, something which we feel is a great way to keep a band going. Radiohead have been around for more than 20 years and are still producing outstanding music today. We want to still be relevant in 20 years time!
How can readers find out more about you?
We are on Facebook, Soundcloud and Bandcamp. Our ‘Wall of Eyes’ EP is available for free download on our Bandcamp page! www.rainbowdissolve.bandcamp.com www.facebook.com/rainbowdissolve
GRIDMAG.CO.UK 1.A All of the boys auditioned for the X Factor separately, before Simon Cowell brought them together as a group at the judge’s houses. 2.A Niall Horan is from Mullingar in Ireland. 3.B Viva La Vida – Coldplay. This was the first song that the boys had ever sang together live as One Direction! Harry revealed that the band chose this name as they were “all heading in One Direction!” by coming together as a band. 4. B Between 18 and 20. 5.C Up All Night. The album had the same name as the UK release. 6.C Harry. He was born on 1 February 1994 which makes him an Aquarius. 7.C One Direction were lucky to have Simon Cowell as their X Factor mentor on the show - he’s stood by them and made them global stars! 8.B Katy Perry’s on replay! Those One Direction boys love a bit of K-Pez. It’s a lyric from Up All Night. 9.B Zayn is from Bradford in England. He visited his home town with the rest of the band in the run up to the X Factor finals to sign autographs and meet fans. 10. A “Get out of my head”! It’s a lyric from their third UK single One Thing. 11.A Liam made it to judge’s houses in the 2008 series but was eliminated by Simon! 12.C Zayn was roumoured to be dating Rebecca Ferguson when they were in the X Factor house together! 13.B Louis was born on 24 December 1991 making him the oldest. 14.C 3rd place! But they were soon signed to mentor Simon Cowell’s record label – Syco.
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CREATING YOUR FIRST CV FROM THE EMPLOYER’S POINT OF VIEW…
Often Human Resources (HR) departments handle the first stage of recruitment and so rather than looking for the best candidate they are creating a short list of people who have the right key words in their CV. So, save your personality for the cover letter and the interview and use your CV to tick those necessary HR boxes. Whether you are updating a current CV or creating a new one from scratch, you can use the following checklist to make sure you’ve got everything covered.
We are working with the experts at My World of Work to provide you with top careers advice, and this issue will focus on how to develop a Curriculum Vitae (CV). Job vacancies attract a large number of applicants so if you want to get that interview it’s important your CV stands out. Every CV you create should be tailored to the job you are applying for by matching your skills, experience and qualifications to the employer’s requirements.
1. CONTACT DETAILS
It’s important to provide a range of contact options including your home address, your main phone number and your email address to make it easy for employers to get in touch with you.
2. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Make sure to include the jobs that are relevant to the position you are applying for. If you haven’t had much relevant experience however, you may want to include your whole work history. WHAT IF I HAVE NO WORK EXPERIENCE?
Think broadly about your past experience. Have you ever done any voluntary work, babysitting, organised an event, made and sold art and craft items or performed in a play or band? Change the name of the section to work experience, list your examples and your responsibilities within each role. Don’t give up if you can’t think of anything. Remove that section from your CV and use the extra space to emphasise your skills, strengths and desire to find a job.
3. EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
Your education and qualifications may not be directly related to the job you are applying for, but they are still important achievements that employers will want to see.
ASKED ‘WHAT’S FAST WE THE BIGGEST CV ?’ KE FACT MISTAKE TO MA said:
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4. SKILLS AND STRENGTHS
Emphasising your skills and strengths is vital when building a CV. A strength is something you’re naturally good at. A skill is something you acquire with education and experience. Make sure to demonstrate how your skills and strengths will help you to do well in the job.
5. YOUR PERSONALITY
Your CV should follow a fairly standard format and the interview is where your personality is really important, but you can still stand out from the crowd with the language you use. For example, this statement represents a hard-working, passionate person: “A hardworking individual with a passion for all things fashion seeks part-time job in the retail industry.”
6. A PRIORITISED LAYOUT
The way you layout your CV will depend on your age and work experience level. The My CV tool on www.myworldofwork.co.uk allows you to choose between a work-focused or education-focused template. If you don’t have much work experience or you’re looking for a career change, you should place your skills and strengths section before employment and education.
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7. A GOOD SIMPLE FORMAT
Unless you’re going for a highly creative job, getting too fancy with fonts and borders will only take the focus from the important information in your CV.
8. GOOD SPELLING AND PUNCTUATION
There’s no room for poor spelling and punctuation in either your cover letter or your CV. Keep sentences short to avoid confused punctuation and, if you can, give it to a friend to check it over. Spell check should be the very last thing you do before sending it off.
9. REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
You don’t have to include references in your CV and leaving them out will save you space, but make sure to state at the end of your CV that they are available on request.
10. A COVER LETTER
Most employers will expect a cover letter with your CV. It gives you a chance to get across your personality, ambition and to explain any gaps in your CV. For more information, help and advice about your CV visit:
36. REAL LIFE
It is estimated that one in 10 people in the UK are carers
YOUNG CARERS The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Scotland is part of Carers Trust, a charity which provides support services for carers and young carers. Young carers are children and young people under the age of 18 who look after someone in their family who has an illness, disability, drug/alcohol addiction or mental health condition.
WHY DO CARERS NEED SUPPORT?
Caring is rarely something you can plan for. Today, one in ten people in the UK are carers (1 in 8 in Scotland). But over the next 30 years, as more of us live for longer, the number of carers will increase by 3.4 million. Anyone could be a carer – a 15-year-old girl looking after a parent with an alcohol problem, a 40-year-old man caring for his partner who has terminal cancer, or an 80-year-old woman looking after her husband who has Alzheimer’s disease. Carers all make enormous sacrifices, often putting aside their education, careers, social lives, and even their health, in order to care.
The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Scotland (part of Carers Trust) works with young carers services across Scotland to: Promote awareness of young carers Campaign for them and services for young carers Provide grants and funding for services Work with educational services to benefit young carers We also organise the annual Scottish Young Carers Festival on behalf of the Scottish Government. If you work with children and young people and you’d like information about young carers, we have lots of information and resources available here: www.professionals.carers.org/young-carers www.youngcarers.net www.erycandtrayc.com Telephone Carers Trust – 0141 221 5066
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ADaniiREAL STORY is a young carer who provides support to her Mum who
suffers from mental and physical health issues including Type 1 Diabetes and a physical disability. As the oldest child in their home, Danii is there for physical support including giving medication, and emotional support as a friend to her Mum during her more difficult days. At only 16 years old Danii is a very inspiring young woman. Here is her story.
I have experienced many ups and downs...but I know that I’m helping my family Hello, my name is Danii and I am 16 years old... Some of my interests include different styles of dancing and sports like swimming. My experience being a young carer.. Is unique to me because it is a member of my family that I help care for. I have experienced many ups and downs including the emotional side of things, but on the other hand it gives me a feeling of satisfaction because I know that I’m helping out my family. I provide quite complex care for my Mum every day... I administer her medication, I let her sleep for as long as she needs (that can sometimes be for the whole day and night) meaning that I will look after my two little sisters to let her regain the energy she needs. I attend hospital and doctors’ appointments with her, I provide a physical ‘crutch’ because she sometimes has difficulties walking so I am sometimes relied on for her to lean on, literally. I also provide emotional support because sometimes everything gets on top of her and I’m the only other person in the house who she can turn to, so in a way I am also her friend. I think that the biggest difficulty I face caring for my Mum... Would be the fact that she doesn’t see what I see, when she says she is okay I know that she’s not- I know that she is struggling and putting on a brave face. Sometimes she will push herself too far and be really unwell and so she has good days and bad days.
The Scottish Young Carers Festival is organised annually by The Princess Royal Trust For Carers In Scotland to give them a chance to meet other young carers. And of course to let their hair down! East Renfrewshire Carers’ Centre and the Carers Trust have helped me out a lot... I instantly made friends with the others because they are carers just like me and they understood without an explanation unlike my friends. Group nights and one-to-one sessions are fun and provide invaluable support which gives the chance to get your feelings off your chest and speak to them about your home life, knowing that they are trustworthy and listen to you. I was recently involved in doing peer education workshops with young carers in different high schools which has helped my confidence and self-esteem. I attended Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend through the Carers Trust... I also attended the Scottish Young Carers Festival this year. These events allow us to enjoy ourselves and also let us have a break from home. Being a young carer has impacted my life in various ways... It has made me a more responsible and mature person because of the caring role I have. I have also discovered skills that I did not know I had through caring. Because of these I have decided that in the future I want to work in the care sector. One of the problems that I was faced with at the start of becoming a young carer was that my friends didn’t understand me when I said “I can’t”, and so it did cause me to drift away from many of them but the ones who were there, and did understand, are the people I’m still friends with today!
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