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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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‘Serial killers’ had GPS tags by metro herald Staff TWO men who were on parole in the US raped and killed at least four women while wearing GPS trackers, and there may be more victims, police have said. Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon, both registered sex offenders, were wearing ankle bracelets when the women were assaulted and killed last autumn, Raul Quezada of the Anaheim, California police said at a news conference. Authorities did not explain how Cano and Gordon allegedly managed to carry out the killings while under supervision, but Mr Quezada said data from the GPS devices ‘was one of the investigative tools we used to put the case together’. Police Lieutenant Bob Dunn earlier said the two men were complying with a requirement to check in monthly with

Police had no reason to watch them closely authorities and police had no reason to watch them closely. The discovery of one woman’s body at an Anaheim waste-sorting plant was the key to breaking the case, he said. Investigators are seeking the other bodies. Police, believing the men killed a woman in Anaheim and three others in Santa Ana last year while on parole, arrested Cano, 27, and Gordon, 45, last Friday. Cano was wearing a state-issued ankle bracelet and Gordon was wearing a federal GPS device.

Gone but not forgotten A young Liverpool fan and his father look at some of the numerous tributes left to commemorate the 96 people who died in the Hillsborough disaster 25 years ago, amid a sombre memorial service to mark the anniversary at the Sheffield stadium yesterday PA Wire

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Murdered: Victim was ‘decent fellow’

Hunt for cyclist’s shooter

A WINDOW cleaner believed to have been killed for having witnessed two murders, was shot dead as he cycled to work yesterday. A lone gunman opened fire on John O’Regan, 48, at Gateway Avenue, in Ballymun, north Dublin, at around 8.45am before fleeing the scene. Investigating detectives are now attempting to identify a man seen leaving Gateway Avenue shortly after the attack, who cycled along the Ballymun Road towards the city centre. Superintendent Paul Moran said gardaí are eager to speak to the man who was wearing a high-vis vest and a baseball cap and was cycling on the footpath. ‘We have a particular interest in determining who this person was,’ he said. It is believed the victim was a father-of-one who had moved to nearby Barnewall Gardens from Finglas in recent years. He had also worked as a security guard and was not known to gardaí for involvement in organised or serious crime. Local Fine Gael representative Noel Rock said the victim was a ‘decent fellow’ who may have been targeted as he had witnessed two murders in the capital recently. The victim was shot a number of times and was later pronounced dead at the Mater Hospital.

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World’s biggest Brazil nut

War Horse row sees judge side with producers FIVE musicians in the West End version of War Horse, currently running at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin, have lost a court battle to stop the UK’s National Theatre replacing them with a prerecorded soundtrack. They were made redundant last month after their contracts were terminated and together they had asked a judge to block the decision until the case could go to a trial. But at the High Court in London, Mr Justice Cranston refused, ruling that the hit production would suffer artistically and financially if the musicians returned. ‘The NT’s artistic judgment is that a live band does not provide the same quality and impact of performance as produced with recorded music and professional actors,’ he told the artists.

Spot the patriot: Parking one of his two VW Beetles. Below: Even his office desk is Brazil-themed PiCtures: reuters

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He promised to wear national colours every day if country won World 1994

EVEN in a nation famously fanatical about football, one Brazil supporter takes some beating. Nelson Paviotti has worn his team colours every day for 20 years. He only ever wears green, yellow, white and blue because he promised to wear their colours if Brazil won the 1994 World Cup. Their side featuring the likes of Romario and Bebeto triumphed as the US hosted the finals. Even his home and office is in iden-

by AiDAn RADnEDgE tical shades. Mr Paviotti also claims he only eats green or yellow food. He has painted his two VW Beetles in the same colours and fitted roof speakers that play Brazil’s national anthem on his drive to work. ‘I feel like a patriot who loves his Brazil, that loves his land, that loves his people – that’s full of hope for a greater future for Brazil,’ he said. The devotee, who lives in Campinas

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in São Paulo state, is confident this summer’s tournament will be a success – whether Brazil become champions for a sixth time or not. He said: ‘The whole world will be focused on Brazil. ‘It will allow us to communicate many messages, whether we win the World Cup or not. ‘It’s going to show that we are here, what the true Brazil is just when the World Cup and football is uniting the people.’

FORMER Italy premier Silvio Berlusconi must spend at least four hours a week in the service of the elderly to repay society for his tax fraud conviction. The one-year assignment, announced by a Milan court, curtails Berlusconi’s ability to participate in the upcoming European election campaign – a point of contention among his political allies. The 77-year-old three-time former premier (pictured) cannot run due to the conviction, but remains head of Forza Italia. His lawyers, who petitioned for community service rather than house arrest, called the decision ‘balanced’. The court did not specify what Berlusconi would do there.

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Dublin Bus is simplifying its range of ticket options and moving to Leap Card. You can buy a Leap Card at your local Leap Card agent, see As part of the move, some prepaid tickets have been withdrawn from sale. In most cases daily and weekly capping on Leap Card is the most suitable alternative. If capping doesn’t suit you, some Rambler tickets can now be loaded onto a Leap Card.


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Yellow peril: Bananas in danger BAD news if you’re a healthy eater... the ‘bananapocalypse’ could be nigh. A fungus that restricts water and nutrients to the fruit until it dies has spread from southeast Asia to the Middle East and Africa. Fusarium Wilt TR4 – also known as Panama disease – has been discovered in Jordan and Mozambique, leading to fears we are on a slippery slope. Experts said the availability of

bananas in Ireland has not been affected so far because our main suppliers are in Latin America. But the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation has warned the disease could soon reach these too. Dublin-based fruit producer Fyffes, which recently merged with US rival Chiquita, said: ‘While we continue to monitor the situation, as of yet we do not foresee any serious impact.’

HOME AND HOSED: Dublin Fire Brigade recruits Amy Water, Nicola Sheil and Deirdre Berry celebrate completing their training at the Dublin Fire Brigade Training Centre, Marino Picture: Jason clarke

GAA deal with Sky ‘for Irish abroad’ MAKING Gaelic games accessible to Irish people living abroad is now ‘a necessary priority’, GAA director general Paraic Duffy told an Oireachtas committee yesterday. He, along with GAA president Liam O’Neill, was before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications to discuss the association’s recent deal with Sky Sports. That agreement gives the pay-perview station exclusive rights to 14 matches in the All-Ireland football and hurling championships, with TV3 losing out.

by jOAnnE AHERn Mr Duffy said accessability to games was ‘the single biggest issue’ raised by GAA members abroad. He said the Sky deal was not about money but the GAA ‘felt that it had an obligation to Irish people living abroad to respond to their appeals on this issue, if for no other reason than the fact that many of them, while living at home, had contributed to the GAA as members, and were now continuing that work in GAA clubs abroad’. He added that due to emigration

‘it is no longer tenable for the GAA to see the Irish audience for Gaelic Games as simply being Irish people living in Ireland’. Mr Duffy said that the association had also spoken to the BBC about broadcasting the games. Acknowledging that the Sky deal had been met with some cynicism, Mr Duffy said that such a reaction ‘has always been the easy refuge of those who are afraid to engage in analysis and reasonable debate’. He added that more than a million households in Ireland already subscribe to Sky.

Leigh’s baby ‘dying in partner’s arms’ ACTRESS Leigh Arnold found her two-and-a-half-week-old son dying in her sleeping fiancé’s arms after she returned from a night out, an inquest heard. The Irish star, 34, became ‘anxious’ about her baby son, Flynn, while out for dinner with a friend. She returned to their home in Cheshire at 1am to find her partner Steve Davies (both pictured) asleep with Flynn in his arms, grey in the face.

Ms Arnold, who starred in Irish medical drama The Clinic, told the hearing: ‘I could tell by the colour of his face that something was wrong. I screamed. I don’t remember much after that.’ Mr Davies said: ‘I awoke to find Leigh in hysterics.’ He tried to resuscitate Flynn, taking instruction from a 999 operator, but the baby died in a Manchester hospital of sudden infant death syndrome, or cot death, on May 18 last year. Coroner Dr Janet Napier returned a verdict of death by natural causes.

Two die in water related incidents

Overhaul of EU bank system is completed

RESCUE services recovered a body from Bohernabreena Reservoir in Tallaght yesterday after a teenager went missing in the area. It is believed the 16-year-old had gone swimming with friends and had gotten into difficulty. Gardaí were alerted around 4pm and the boy’s body was recovered shortly before 6pm. Meanwhile, a post-mortem examination is due to be carried out on the body of a man recovered from the River Liffey at Shellybanks in Ringsend yesterday.

THE European Parliament has completed the biggest overhaul of the bloc’s financial system since the introduction of the euro, passing laws to minimise the risk and cost posed by failing banks. A new European authority has been created with the power to unwind or restructure failing banks, and banks’ creditors – not governments – will take losses first when lenders fail. The European Central Bank will also supervise the eurozone’s biggest lenders.

The Children Detention Schools (CDS) provide young offenders remanded or sentenced by the Courts in relation to criminal charges with a safe and secure environment. The CDS are funded by the Irish Youth Justice Service (IYJS), which is an office within the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. The existing CDS facilities are located on a single site in Oberstown, Lusk, Co Dublin. There is currently an ongoing process of operational and policy integration of the CDS into a single national facility. The CDS are now seeking to fill the following vacancies:

Residential Social Care Worker (45 posts) Residential Social Care Workers are directly involved in frontline care of children and young people, including those with behavioural difficulties, in a secure care setting. Candidates must hold a qualification at degree level / Level 7 or equivalent in social care, social work, youth work, teaching, nursing, psychology or other relevant comparable discipline. You must also have 3 years post-qualification experience in working with young people over 12 years of age who present with challenging behaviour.

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Ukraine bid to take back cities is ‘just’

UKrAiNiAN troops yesterday began what interim president oleksandr Turchynov called an ‘anti-terrorist operation’ by seizing back power of an airport from prorussian insurgents. several dozen troops were said to have been dropped into the facility near Kramatorsk before gunfire rang out, which was believed to have been mostly warning shots. russian state television reported that between four and 11 of the militiamen were killed in clashes with Ukrainian soldiers. Mr Turchynov told fellow MPs in Kiev the recapturing of government buildings in about ten towns and cities in the east of the country would be conducted ‘stage by stage’ and in a ‘responsible’ manner. russian president Vladimir Putin called on the UN last night to condemn ‘Kiev’s anti-constitutional actions in eastern Ukraine’. But the Us backed Ukraine’s action, saying it is ‘justified’, though it would not be sending military support.

No translations for Moz’s book Morrissey has dismissed attempts to publish translations of his bestselling memoir. The book, called Autobiography, broke sales records when it was released last year and it had been expected to be issued in 14 other languages. But a statement posted online said the singer has ‘rejected’ the requests he received for the translations. The singer drew acclaim for his book, which chronicled his upbringing and included long passages about a bitter court battle for song royalties for his years in The smiths. But the book gave little insight into the group’s songwriting.


Drivers urged to go slow as speeding distance detections rise 16% Sleep ‘a measure of Toe to toe: People who slept less than an inch apart ‘happier’

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THERE has been a 16 per cent increase in the number of speeding fines issued by gardaí in the first three months of 2014, compared with the same period last year. Nearly 45,000 fixed-charge speeding notices were issued between January and March, with 91 per cent of drivers travelling 10kph or more above the speed limit. Eleven per cent were going at 30kph or higher above the limit. The 50kph zones were the worst for offences. The figures were revealed by An Garda Síochána yesterday as it made a joint appeal with the Road Safety Authority for drivers to slow down this Easter bank holiday weekend. Three people lost their lives in Easter weekend road accidents last year and 14 have been killed in such collisions over the past five years, it said. An Garda Síochána is mounting a series of targeted, high-visibility checkpoints from now until Monday. Garda National Traffic Bureau assistant commissioner, John Twomey said: ‘Excessive or inappropriate speed is a significant factor in road traffic collisions so this week we are targeting those who fail to recognise this vital life-saving fact. ‘To date, in 2014 we have detected drivers travelling at two and almost three times the posted speed limit, on roads which you and I share. The damage caused in the event of a collision in these circumstances is immense, and most likely fatal. Please recognise this fact before it’s too late.’ Michael Rowland of the Road Safety Authority said that a car ‘at any speed is a lethal weapon’.


CRAZY HAIRDO: A window poster at M&M Hair Academy in South Ealing, west London, poking fun at North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s unusual hairstyle, caused a bit of a stir

when two men claiming to be North Korean officials visited the salon over the display of their leader’s poster and demanded to know manager Mo Nabbach’s name Picture: PA

CLoseNess between couples is reflected in the distance separating them as they sleep, a study has found. Partners who slept less than an inch apart were more likely to be happy with their relationship than those maintaining a gap wider than 30ins. in addition, more couples who spent the night making physical contact were happy than those with a ‘no touching’ rule while trying to sleep. The survey of 1,000 people, conducted as part of the edinburgh international science Festival, also revealed the most popular sleep positions of couples, with 42 per cent lying back to back, 31 per cent facing the same direction and four per cent facing one another. Twelve per cent of couples spent the night less than an inch apart while just two per cent were separated by more than 30ins. University of Hertfordshire psychologist Professor richard Wiseman, who led the study, said: ‘one of the most important differences involved touching. Ninety four per cent of couples who spent the night in contact with one another were happy with their relationship, compared to just 68 per cent of those that didn’t touch.’ outgoing extroverts tended to spend the night close to their partners, while more creative individuals were more likely to sleep on their left hand side.

Pistorius’s Valentine tears as cross-examination ends OSCAR PISTORIUS sobbed as he read the Valentine’s Day card he was given by his girlfriend hours before she died. The Olympic athlete held back tears as he relayed Reeva Steenkamp’s message to jurors. It said: ‘Roses are red, violets are blue, I think today is a good day to tell you that I love you.’ On the final day of cross-examination, prosecutor Gerrie Nel claimed Pistorius ‘armed himself with the sole purpose of shooting and killing’ the model. Mr Nel – known as The Pitbull for his ferocious questioning style – added: ‘You fired four shots through the door whilst knowing she was standing behind it.’ The lawyer’s stark summary came after he insisted Pistorius’s story ‘had become more improbable’ during the trial. The 27-year-old, who could face life in jail

if convicted of murder, repeatedly denied the allegations. Yesterday, the amputee told the court in Pretoria, South Africa, that he fired the shots through the toilet door in his home without thinking. He said it was out of ‘fear and terror’ because he thought their lives were at risk from intruders. Pistorius recalled how he felt after he found Ms Steenkamp’s bloodied body slumped against the toilet. ‘I was broken, I was overcome, filled with sadness,’ he told Judge Thokozile Masipa. Pistorius has broken down in tears many times during the trial. At one point, he retched on the witness stand when he was shown pictures of Ms Steenkamp after the shooting. It is believed the trial could continue for another month. He denies murder.


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Pamela Anderson admits bullies taunted her children over her days of baring all for Playboy. She said 17-year-old Brandon and Dylan, 16, suffered for her past strips. ‘When my kids became teenagers it was hard on them,’ the Baywatch actress, 46, said. ‘They fought a few bullies – and were teased some. I regret that anything I have done has made them uncomfortable.’

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Troll targets Georgia over the death of L’Wren Scott M Is Perry dating BFF producer Diplo?

Katy Perry sparked rumours she has upgraded her friendship with producer Diplo after a major flirt session. The 29year-old singer and the 35-year-old Major Lazer star, whose real name is Thomas Pentz, put themselves in the frame while partying at Coachella. The pair are said to have ‘been friends forever’ but witnesses claimed: ‘It definitely looked like more than that. At one point he even had his arms around her.’ But the producer may face a bit of stiff competition to steal Perry’s heart as she has also been linked (again) to 27-year-old Robert Pattinson.

odel Georgia Jagger masked her pain after she was targeted by an internet troll over the death of her father Mick’s girlfriend l’Wren Scott. The 22-year-old put on her best game face to shoot a sexy biker chick Rimmel campaign just hours after the sick online taunt. It came when she finally broke her silence after Scott was found hanged in her Manhattan apartment last month aged 49. Jagger tweeted: ‘I miss l’Wren so much and I am so sad she isn’t here anymore. ‘She was such a big part of my life. I will never forget all the fun times we had together. ‘She was part of our family and always will be. Rest in peace.’ But her tribute was met by a troll who blamed her Rolling Stones rocker father – who dated fashion designer Scott (pictured) for 13 years – for her death.


Aghast followers of grieving Jagger leapt to her defence. one tweeted: ‘Wow are you serious? How dare you say that? did you personally know her?’ Another added: ‘RU serious???????’ The online abuse came as her 70year-old father unveiled his plans to resume the Rolling Stones tour of Australia and New Zealand in october after adding extra dates. The band pulled out on the eve of the start of the 14 on Fire Tour in Perth when Jagger was informed of Scott’s death while in a restaurant. Meanwhile, as Jagger’s grieving family came under attack online, the stepson of his bandmate Ronnie Wood piped up to give commentary on Scott’s death. ‘No-one knows what happened. It’s always such a shock when someone does that. I think there is still a bit of a question mark over [her death],’ 39-year-old Jamie Wood said, adding Sir Mick would overcome being sick with grief.’


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‘Knife attack’ snapper sues

A photographer is suing Lana Del Rey’s video makers after claiming he was attacked with a craft knife as he tried to take pictures of her shoot. Karl Larsen is seeking €700,000 from Black Hand Cinema after he was allegedly slashed by one of the production team when he stumbled upon the filming for Tropico on the LA River last June. Larsen says he had stitches after the attack.

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Brothers back in court accused of cannibalism TWO brothers arrested for the second time on accusations of cannibalism have appeared in court in Pakistan. The two men were brought before a court in Sargodha district, arrested on suspicion of eating bodies they had dug up. One brother was detained after police found body parts while the second was arrested later following a search of the area.


Extremists abduct 100 schoolgirls

by HARUNA UMAR SUSPECTED Islamic extremists abducted about 100 female students from a school in northeast Nigeria yesterday, but some of the teens managed to escape from the back of an open truck. The girls were abducted after midnight from a school in Chibok, on the edge of the Sambisa Forest that is an insurgent hideout, said Borno state police commissioner Tanko Lawan. Gunmen killed a soldier and police officer guarding the school, then took off with at least 100 students, a State Security Service official said. A local government official said he did not know how many of the girls have escaped but that ‘many’ have walked through the bushes and back to Chibok. The girls were piled into the back of an open truck and, as it was traveling, some grabbed at low-hanging branches to swing off while others jumped off the slow-moving vehicle, he said. All schools in Borno state were closed three weeks ago because of an increasing number of attacks by militants who have killed hundreds of students in the

Atrocity: Site of Monday’s explosion past year. But the young women – aged between 16 and 18 – were recalled to take their final exams, the local government official explained. Islamic extremists have been abducting girls to use as cooks and sex slaves. Insurgents from the Boko Haram terrorist network are blamed for attacks that have killed more than 1,500 people this year alone. The group – whose name means ‘Western education is forbidden’ – has targeted schools, mosques, churches, villages and agricultural centres in increasingly indiscriminate attacks. They are also accused of Monday morning’s explosion at a busy bus station in Nigeria’s capital that killed at least 75 people and wounded 141.



Court creates a third Bamboo curtain lifts sex for transgenders for Hollywood deal

INDIA: The Supreme Court has created a ‘third sex’ status for transgender people to help them overcome discrimination. Judges also told local bureaucracies to make jobs and education available to the country’s population of 3million transgenders. The decision is a milestone in their fight against marginalisation, say supporters.

CHINA: The state-owned film distributor is investing an eightfigure sum in new Hollywood movies. China Film is eager to develop its own industry and needs know-how from US partner Legendary Entertainment. One of the films, Seventh Son, is a fantasy adventure starring Jeff Bridges, due for release next February.

10,000 walk out at Nike factory on strike’s 10th day CHINA: More than 10,000 workers at a factory making Nike and adidas trainers yesterday took their strike into a tenth day after rejecting an offer for improved perks. Staff at Yue Yuen’s plant in Gaobu want better social insurance contributions, a pay rise and more equitable contracts. Hundreds of police have been deployed to the area.

Twitter strikes deal to avoid another ban TURKEY: Twitter bosses have held talks with the prime minister (pictured) after the site was banned for two weeks last month. They agreed to close some accounts after audio recordings of apparent corruption in Tayyip Erdogan’s inner circle were leaked on Twitter. But they refused to open offices in Turkey or pay any taxes.

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CHINA: A panda suffering from depression has been given a plasma TV to cheer her up. Sijia, orphaned in a 2008 earthquake, is shown footage of wild pandas in her cage at Yunnan Wild Animal Park in Kunming.


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Ex-Gang Of Four bassist turned music pundit DAvE ALLEn talks about his latest role as Beats Music ambassador and the contentious issue of music streaming sites

Was putting a musician in its executive line-up a way for Beats Music to respond to the attacks against Spotify last year by Thom Yorke and other artists? Beats Music is

driven by people with strong music backgrounds – the noted producer Jimmy Iovine, the musician Trent Reznor, Ian Rogers. I already had staked my position about streaming services long before I joined Beats Music. My role is part education, part awareness.

You yourself once wrote that Spotify was, ‘like applying the poison to your own dinner every night.’ What changed your point of view?

curated user experience, aimed at presenting music that not only sounds but feels right. Is this the model of the future? We have people

who are passionate about music, all working hard to build curated playlists that deliver on that emotional response. It is in Beats Music’s Dna to respect the power of music and understand, that as an art form, it has the power to transcend many of society’s ills – that may sound highfalutin but it is not something that is lost on us.

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You once said the internet does not give a damn about musicians or mediocre bands, do you still stand by that? I


Beats is taking a very different approach with its highly

site then you get zero income. It’s more complicated than that though. In fact, it is so complicated it’s impossible to outline the issue in so few words here. This is why I am more than happy to embark on travel to any country, as I am doing in april visiting Ireland, to meet either privately or in public, and have some straightforward discussions and debate the real issues. We can only solve real problems, not perceived problems.

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As an ambasunderstand that it can respond to sador, you those that transcend many of must convey claim streaming society’s ills the benefits to services are far musicians who guiltier of ripping may be sceptical of off musicians than how much money they can people who download earn from subscription royalties and consumers who albums on torrent sites. The obvious answer is that if your are reluctant to pay for it. music is downloaded from a torrent Which has been tougher? We

simply want to have a premium model right out of the gate. Unlike other streaming services, we don’t want to have the experience of music-listening disrupted by advertising in the stream.

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have always said that the internet is as someone who has spent more an equal-opportunity disruptor. One than a decade working in digital business that adapts to the interuser behaviour, I later realised I net’s opportunity of massive reach was wrong – music fans had and distribution, may, or may not, decided how they would fare better than one that access music in a mobile doesn’t, but that’s not world. a societal shift to say that the had taken place. I isn’t accepted that I’d It is in Beats Music’s opportunity there for all been wrong and businesses. DNA to respect the wrote about that publicly. power of music and How do you

don’t offer our service for free and many musicians have applauded us for that. Our goal is to increase our subscription base which in turn will increase the amount of money being paid to labels and musicians. My role is less about increasing subscriptions as it is about having a serious debate about the future of music.

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an anyone explain the situation with windfarms in Ireland because the political classes have me confused. On the one hand, many – including spokespeople for green interests – say that Ireland must develop sustainable energy and that windfarms are a clean and efficient way of doing this. The other side say that the erection of these turbines is costly, butchers the land during construction, and will turn our midlands into an industrialised landscape which will send tourism to the UK (which incidentally is the destination for most if not all of the energy being produced by these contraptions). It sounds like once again the green community in this country has misread the situation, blindly kowtowing to carbon quotas and climate change scaremongering

instead of looking at the beautiful, nature-rich bogs in front of them and a vital tourism industry that comes to Ireland precisely to get away from industrial vistas. and why are we unable to have them offshore? We can build bridges out to islands and alter the shape of our coastline, but we can’t erect wind turbines at sea? Real Tree Hugger ■ JBoy (Mailbox, Tues), Grunting loudly and lifting weights that are ‘too heavy for you’ is what people do when they want to make real change to their body and their central nervous system. If the sound bothers you to much, hit the pilates class with the other ladies and don’t bother people working their asses off on the bench. A Hard Worker ■ I feel sorry for John Waters. He’s right – you suffer depression, or you deal with it, accept

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matters and get on with life. as for Panti’s reaction, and the reactions of gay people, I am sorry – give them the same taxbreaks as a straight married couple but without adoption rights. Mother nature did not intend it that way. Freedom of Speech ■ after reading the article on the proposal to run a cable car down along the Liffey, all I could think of was The Simpsons episode about the monorail. I can’t help but wonder who the Lyle Lanley character is behind this. What could possibly go wrong? JP ■ Muso (Mailbox, Mon), I too was at that asgeir gig last Friday and I couldn’t get over the ignorance of some people. Each one of those ‘scenesters’ as you rightly call them, was taking up a space that could have been filled by a real fan who maybe wasn’t able to get a ticket. Music Listener

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Like his brother Paul, Fritz Kalkbrenner experienced dance music through the prism of post-reunification Berlin’s dance scene. He t alks to Eamon de Paor about bringing his vocal-led techno to Barn Dance this Friday


he acclaimed Berlin producer and remixer Fritz Kalkbrenner does not quite live up to the stereotype of the jet-setting, mirrorshade-sporting international DJ.

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commercial dance music has not really impacted on me,’ says Kalkbrenner, referring to the rise of ‘EDM’ electronica as purveyed by David Guetta, Calvin Harris and others. ‘Yes of course, the market for more sophisticated dance music is growing too. But I do think it will take a little longer for that kind of music to take off in [EDM heartland] America. They’re a little bit behind. If something is popular in Germany, in Ireland, Spain – then it will probably take off in the US five years from now.’ He has strong opinions on pre-recorded sets, which several EDM DJs have admitted using. If you’re just up there miming, you can’t really call yourself a musician, Kalkbrenner believes. ‘I play live. I do not fake a thing,’ he says. ‘And when I play huge festivals I have live singers. So it’s “real” real, if you follow. A pre-recorded show is not what the audience wants. How can it be real? There is no interaction. Doing that is just way, way above

“Berlin has become an incredibly creative place what is acceptable.’ Best known for his sinuous, melodic electronica, Kalkbrenner entered music through the arguably unusual route of journalism. For ten years he was one of Germany’s leading music journalists, working for several high profile newspapers and a national broadcaster. His stint as a music hack imparted some valuable lessons. ‘The main thing I took away was that your stuff really has to be better than average. So much music gets released. As a journalist you’d come to work and be faced with a foothigh pile of records. Only the good ones to advertise, call 01 7055010

stand out. I’ve never forgotten that.’ Having grown up in Berlin, he is amused that his home town has become the hipster capital of Europe. Out-of-towners tell him he’s living in the most fashionable city in the world and he shrugs. He can’t see it. To him Berlin is just home. ‘I have a very different perspective to others,’ he says. ‘I stand back and simply see the place I grew up in. What is exceptional to others strikes me as completely routine.’ Indeed, there are moments he wishes Berlin wasn’t quite as achingly eclectic – when he yearns for the more sleepy city of his youth. ‘During the summer there’s so much happening and you think “wow, if only it could be quiet just for an afternoon – if only it could be more like it was 15 years ago. That would be nice”.’ Still, he tries not to be too sniffy. ‘I don’t want to play the picky native, going “you can’t do this, you can’t do that”. Everyone has benefitted. Berlin has become an incredibly creative place. I try to be openminded as to the benefits.’


AlKBrEnnEr was born in 1981 and grew up in the lichtenberg district, deep in what used to be ‘East’ Berlin (the former headquarters of the GDr’s notorious Stasi secret police stands near the apartment block where he lived). In the late 1990s, he started DJing, performing at soon-to-be iconic clubs such as Tresor and Suicide Circus. Initially interested in hip-hop and soul, over time his tastes veered towards minimalist electronica – an understated, melody-infused sound he champions to this day. His more high-profile older brother Paul is a popular DJ and producer too. As kids they often made music together. nowadays they tend to work apart, though are always keen for the other’s opinion and insights on a project. ‘We’ve done a few remix things together. Most of the time we focus on our own stuff. However, it’s Champions league season so we meet up most Tuesdays and Wednesday [to watch a game]. We take the

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Spoiling for a fight Iko Uwais put the martial art of pencak silt on the map in The Raid. Now he’s back with a bang. By Ann Lee


’vE worked with him so many times now, we’re like brothers,’ says Iko Uwais of his relationship with Gareth Evans, the director who discovered him as a 24-year-old in an Indonesian martial arts hall in Jakarta. ‘Ugly brothers,’ he adds, with a mischievous laugh. Since that fateful meeting in 2007, which occurred while Evans was shooting a documentary, Uwais quit his day job as a driver for a telecom company and became the Welsh film-maker’s muse. Two years later, they released their first collaboration together, Merantau, before igniting the box office with

The raid. The violent, low-budget Indonesian film was a surprise hit, hailed ecstatically by critics as one of the best action movies in recent years. Inevitably, a Hollywood remake is on the cards. The pair are back with its sequel, which is sure to earn the duo even more accolades. It’s bloodier and remains an awe-inspiring showcase of Uwais’s skills in the Indonesian martial art of pencak silat. As Uwais once again takes on the role of rookie cop rama, this time going undercover to take down a powerful crime boss and expose police corruption, the plot is really just an excuse for fight sequence after fight sequence of epic, bonejuddering violence. limbs are

twisted, throats are gleefully ripped out. But surprisingly, none of the actors were injured during the fight scenes – an impressive feat given how elaborate and imaginative they are. ‘Though we were covered in bruises,’ admits Uwais. ‘It’s really tiring because it’s not only physically demanding but emotionally demanding too. We’d have eight to ten days to shoot a fight scene starting from 5am to 11pm at night, so it was really tough.’ One of the most thrilling punchups in the film is a jail-yard brawl as rama and his fellow prisoners take on some officers in a sea of mud. For Uwais, it was the hardest fight to shoot. ‘The mud scene was really disgusting and complicated. There were 120 fighters and

everyone had to collaborate with each other. It was slippery but we had to fight clearly for the camera.’ Since the success of the first raid film, Uwais has appeared in Keanu reeves’s directorial debut, Man Of Tai Chi. But he’s still keeping his feet on the ground. ‘look at me. I’m still in jeans and a T-shirt,’ he says. ‘nothing much has changed but I have a wife and kid so the way I’m thinking is different because I have to consider them.’

Perhaps his laid-back attitude is understandable. When he was growing up, he’d never set his sights on an action movie career. ‘I wanted to be a footballer and didn’t go to martial arts practice,’ he says. ‘My uncle, who was one of the pencak silat teachers, came to me and said: “You won’t get anything from football. You will get lots of things from martial arts.”’ He wasn’t wrong there. The Raid 2 is out now.


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And so, Martin Freeman’s quietly charismatic Bilbo and his fellow wanderers return for the second instalment of Peter Jackson’s richly realised trilogy, on a quest to reclaim the lost dwarf kingdom of Erebor. This time, Jackson has upped the action by including battles with giant spiders, arrow-slinging elves (including Orlando Bloom’s Legolas) and Smaug, the Benedict Cumberbatch-voiced firebreathing dragon. All of that will leave you hoping for insightful ‘making of’ featurettes but the DVD is stingy, with just one offering in which cast and crew wax lyrical on how great it is to film in New Zealand. Things don’t get much better on Blu-ray, though you can go on set with Jackson, peek into the cutting room and watch Ed Sheeran’s music video, if you’re so inclined. If the release strategy for first instalment Unexpected Journey is anything to go by, an extended edition is in the pipeline – which will hopefully unlock more of the magic. Siobhán Murphy

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Calvary Brendan Gleeson (pictured) is mesmerising as a good priest in troubled times in John Martin McDonagh’s bleakly funny ‘who will do it’ murder-mystery cum lament for Ireland’s lost faith.


No Limbs No Limits Steven O’ riordan’s heartfelt documentary about his sister Joanne, a Cork teenager born without limbs, may have been made on a shoestring budget but an optimistic, inspirational tone resounds throughout.

Spike Lee’s take. Josh Brolin works hard as the hapless anti-hero who’s kidnapped and imprisoned in a fake hotel room for 20 years, then tasked with discovering why. But much of the mystery and Greek-tragedy bleakness of the original has been excised, leaving something garishly sensationalist in its place. Samuel L Jackson’s OTT turn as the jailor doesn’t help but the biggest misstep is Sharlto Copley’s evil mastermind, who comes with an unconvincing fey English accent. Only the octopus could be truly happy with the final outcome. SM

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French director Jean-Claude Brisseau this week, 1988’s The Sound And The Fury feels a little dated but nonetheless offers a savage portrait of the consequences of neglect. Dreamy teen Bruno (Vincent Gasperitsch), a latchkey kid with only a canary and his surreal imagination for company, falls under the spell of class delinquent Jean-Roger (François Négret). The only thing between Bruno and a descent into barbarity is his teacher (Fabienne Babe), who offers him poetry and dance lessons (and a mother figure). There’s an anarchic humour in the depiction of JeanRoger’s family life but the ferocity of the film’s denouement is a knockout blow. SM

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The Bulmers Live At Leopardstown festival, which takes the unique tack of melding horse racing and live music on Thursday evenings throughout the summer, turns six in June and, to celebrate, organisers have just announced one of the strongest line-ups to date: Raglans (Jun 12), Heathers (Jun 19), Hamsandwich (Jul 3), Peter Hook & The Light (Jul 10), The Stunning (Jul 17), Sharon Shannon Big Band (Jul 24), Johnny Marr (Aug 7) and The Charlatans (Aug 14). Tickets cost €15 including concert and race entry. See


Under The Skin Scarlett Johansson is sensational in this slice of unforgettable alien weirdness from the director of Sexy Beast. Like an art-house version of Species, set in Glasgow. But better than that sounds.

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The Double richard Ayoade’s tricksy adaptation of a Dostoevsky novella - with Jesse Eisenberg playing a mild-mannered loser and his successful doppelganger – is a disorientating visual delight.

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Dublin director Lenny Abrahamson (Garage, What richard Did) puts Michael Fassbender centre-stage as masked musician/comedian Frank Sidebottom in this quirky biopic, with a screenplay written by Frank’s one-time keyboardist, Jon ronson. Opens May 9.

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Antiques expert David Dickinson, actress Samantha Womack and ex-football star turned pundit Michael Owen are the trio of celebs blushing as they get to hear what their kids have to say about them. Or, in Dickinson’s case, grandkid. The perma-gurning Stephen Mulhern hosts.

Jack Nicholson isn’t a chap you associate with weepies but he steals the show as the ageing playboy-next-door in this classic boo-hoo fest. The story charts the volatile 30year relationship between a mother (Shirley MacLaine) and her daughter (Debra Winger). A chick flick guys will happily cry along with too.

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irish Lives: My Transgender joUrney TV3, 9PM The lives of others are invariably more interesting than our own. However, this documentary, following the lives of three transgender individuals struggling to be accepted in modern Ireland, may make you feel lucky to have a mundane day-to-day to moan about. Sam, Louise (pictured) and Kay say they have never fitted the male and female labels assigned them at birth, and yet, Ireland remains the only EU member state that doesn’t provide a legal mechanism for the recognition of transgender people. Here, they talk about how it feels to live in a country that struggles to accept them.


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It’s the beginning of the end for the stylish and oft-times philosophical saga of disaffected advertising folk. As the first half of season seven opens – the second half follows in 2015 – we’re in January 1969 and Don Draper is a man out of time, his line in matinee idol moodiness out of step with a world going giddy over hippy counter culture. You can’t say the same for sharp-tongued silver fox Roger Stirling. If you’ve ever fantasised about Roger in a bohemian orgy scene – well, who hasn’t? – tonight is your night.


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Comedy Central, 10pm The ninth and final season of the surprisingly successful US spin – which has won a clutch of Primetime Emmys – on the Ricky Gervais original kicks off with the disturbing Dwight (Rainn Wilson) racking up his paranoia to record-breaking levels when he gets the idea that the cherubic new guy with a beautiful round head is after his job. And sneaky Jim is not about to put him out of his misery any time soon.

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With the Battle of Clontarf Festival on this weekend, presenter Páraic Breathnach takes us through the famous story of the Battle of Clontarf, when Brian Ború led a successful campaign against the Vikings. Here, Breathnach also attempts to demystify the legend and give us an accurate impression of the real man behind the battle that has spun many a historical tale of yore.


Gold, 9.20pm It’s all such fun as the indefatigable Penny (Patricia Hodge) continues on her life’s mission to find the galumphing Miranda a suitable man. Or at least one with a pulse. Fingers crossed that Miranda Hart is knuckling down and making more episodes of this, rather than tootling around on a bicycle in Call The Midwife.

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Robert De Niro stars in his eighth collaboration with Martin Scorsese as top-of-hisgame gambling handicapper Sam ‘Ace’ Rothstein, who is drafted in by the Mob during the 1970s (brace yourself for some brutal crimes against fashion) to oversee the running of their Las Vegas casinos. Joe Pesci plays his best pal, Nicky, a Mafioso on the make, but it’s Sharon Stone who provides the knockout turn here, earning a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination as Ace’s exhooker wife, Ginger.

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Accidental shooting by police is a not-so-novel way to die in the US, as ROSS MCDONAGH discovers


internal investigation. It sounds like a ’m reading through one of my bad movie plot but it was far from it. old columns, and I’m having The country waited with bated breath second thoughts. Last year I for an explanation as to why this guy wrote about how if you sneeze went off the deep end, but of course in the wrong direction in that was never going to come. Beverly Hills, armed police are Police riddled a truck with rappelling from the skies to 102 bullets that was make sure everything is driven by a 47-yearokay. And I said I was old woman and her okay with that. So Imagine a garda 71-year-old mother it’s a police state – I who were have nothing to killing an innocent delivering papers, hide, so it makes and it being such a because the truck me feel safe. looked a bit like But recently I’ve non-event it doesn’t Dorner’s. When been noticing an even make the Six they finally found alarming trend of the right guy, he ended news stories appearing One News up dead in a cabin that on my Facebook feed (I was burned to the ground. know, I know, ‘Facebook The point is, if the police want news’ – but I do at least try to you dead over here, you are verify these stories are real before accepting them as gospel) about cops definitely dead. What unsettled me most of all is with itchy trigger fingers. Now, I when I recently realised that these used to just shrug these tales off as are just the cases that are reported – crackpot anti-government rants by how many incidents of death-by-cop people who wore tinfoil hats, but are simply shrugged off as being there’s only so many times you can necessary? ignore stories about police gunning Last week, in the normally quiet down innocent people. The most recent story I read was of area of West Hollywood, I read about a stabbing incident in which police a Californian man who was hosing were called before turning up and his garden, and police shot him dead shooting one person dead. The LA because they thought his hose was a Times was professionally vague with gun. Another involved a man whose the details, but you could put two teenage son took his truck without and two together yourself and figure permission; when the father decided that cops had shot the attacker. But to ring the police to teach his son a then I learned that a friend of mine lesson, the cops turned up and knew one of the stabbing victims, pumped him full of bullets. who had told her a completely Just this month, a drunk, off-duty different story. Apparently this guy police officer walked into a petrol had out-of-the-blue gone berserk and station wearing nothing on top but a started stabbing his roommates. A bulletproof vest, and shoved his gun neighbour who had just returned in the attendant’s face, just ‘cause. home saw what was happening and That same week, a number of tried to intervene – and children who were building a guess who the cops shot? tree fort in the Lo and behold, a few neighbourhood were days later the full story forced out of the trees at If the police emerged. The guy gunpoint by some want you dead lying in the morgue apparently highly strung had been a completely officers. over here, you innocent Good These stories probably are dead Samaritan who had aren’t making news in moved to the city a few Ireland – the scary thing is months ago, same age as they are barely making news me, and had just landed a sweet here. Imagine a garda killing an gig as a TV producer. Now he’s innocent person and it being such a non event that it isn’t even mentioned dead. The stabber was the only person involved who wasn’t even on Six One News. injured – police had subsequently One story that did make world gone into the apartment and subdued headlines was the Chris Dorner him. After all, he only had a knife incident, the renegade former cop while they had guns. But why didn’t who threatened to kill some of his they ‘subdue’ the unarmed guy? former colleagues – and did – and To date, I have never felt unsafe was subsequently hunted down and here because of crime. But it never cornered in a rented cabin, where he was summarily almost nuked. Dorner occurred to me the crime-preventers had been unhappy with his treatment could be the ones to worry about. @rossvsross at the hands of the LAPD during an

DID the clocks only go forward an hour? It seems as if time has sped up so quickly these past few years and that spare time is a thing of childhood memories. I remember watching grains of sand steadily move from one end of an egg-timer to another and then turning it over to watch it happen all over again. Imagine having time to do that now! These days it takes too long to boil an egg. While I am waiting, I am tidying the kitchen, talking to someone on the phone and setting the table. I have the egg cooked and eaten without really noticing what I am doing. Why do I and so many others live like this? It is like we are running frenetically to the place where we will have it all done, we will have got it all together and we will then be rewarded with peace, rest and fun. Did you ever try to swim out to the horizon? We will never, ever get there no matter how far or how fast we travel. What about getting to the end of a rainbow? That too somehow keeps moving the closer we get to it. So let’s just stop. Right now. Just stop what you are doing for three seconds. Take a deep breath. Notice how you are. Are you feeling comfortable? What position are your arms in? Do they seem relaxed or tense? What about your jaw? Your knees? What is going on in your head while you are doing this? A friend began to sing-song the first few words of Emily

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If we don’t learn to stop each day, says Dr Claire Hayes, our health may force us to Dickinson’s poem the other day: ‘Because I could not stop for death, he kindly stopped for me’. As she jokingly reminisced on our school experiences, I heard the familiar words of the poem in a way I have never heard them before. I suddenly realised that if I don’t take time to stop – really stop – some day I will be stopped anyway. I want that ‘some day’, to be a long, long time away. For the very first time, I realise what the words ‘mind yourself’ actually mean. Aware supports people who want to mind themselves. The Life Skills programmes provide a structure and space to slow down, stop and look at what is happening in the here and now. The Support Line and Support Mail services respond to people’s distress in a calm, caring and proactive way. Aware as an organisation is actively pursuing how best to help each of us live mindfully. My suggestion is to buy an old-style egg-timer and see if you can give yourself three minutes of spare time at least once a day. You could use this time to wonder how many grains of sand there are, wonder how simple the device is and maybe even wonder how long three minutes actually is when we take the time to pay attention to it! Enjoy minding yourselves. Le gach dea-ghuí, Claire. Clinical psychologist Dr Claire Hayes is clinical director with Aware. Visit

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Leo Jul 24 – Aug 23

A financial matter may baffle you or information you receive leave you unclear. Yet, impatient fact finding may be counter-productive. It would be possible to jump to conclusions at this time, when a more measured approach is far better.


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Virgo Aug 24 – Sep 23

Some may appear to be elusive today. However, the more you push another person for a response, the less can seem clear. What you can do though, is to control the things that are under your own sphere of influence. Try to occupy yourself with these.

ACROSS 1 Gossip (6) 4 Save (6) 9 Gambling (6,1,6) 10 Sweet-sounding (7) 11 Arc (5) 12 Lever (5) 14 Quick (5) 18 Adhesive (5) 19 Initially (2,5) 21 Dismay (13) 22 Roof window (6) 23 Grating (6)

DOWN 1 Peevish (6) 2 Captured (5,8) 3 Lean and tall (5) 5 Moral (7) 6 Disputable (13) 7 Loophole (6) 8 Convenient (5) 13 Encase (7) 15 Seasoned (6) 16 Wed (5) 17 Attitude (6) 20 Discernment (5)

Yesterday’s Solutions Across: 1 Praiseworthy; 7 Table; 8 Felon; 9 Urn; 10 Sacrilege; 11 Energy; 12 Unfair; 15 Obscenity; 17 Bag; 18 Sauna; 19 Might; 21 Investigator. Down: 1 Picture-house; 2 Sob; 3 Wrench; 4 Ruffianly; 5 Halve; 6 Interrogator; 7 Tense; 10 Segregate; 13 Ambit; 14 Kismet; 16 Spurn; 20 Gag.

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scorpio Oct 24 – Nov 22

Some murky lunar vibes can obscure the reality, yet you may sense something stirring. A situation either you no longer find palatable or interesting can push you to look for solutions. Colleagues may seem changeable. For your forecast, call 15609 114 77

sagittarius Nov 23 – Dec 21

You might find it hard to spark into life today, though this is unlikely to be lasting. In contrast, as the day goes on, you could be brimming with enthusiasm. But as much as you can sparkle, you may encounter somebody who finds this difficult. For your forecast, call 15609 114 78

Capricorn Dec 22 – Jan 20

If you ask a serious question or are waiting for a response from a previous one, you may want to temper your expectations. It could seem someone is being evasive but it’s important you don’t project this image yourself.

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Aquarius Jan 21 – Feb 19

The planet Mercury is exalted in your sign, because of the air element that governs you. Today, it goes face-toface with Mars. And if ever there was a time when you need to deftly handle exchanges with others, it’s now. For your forecast, call 15609 114 80

Pisces Feb 20 – Mar 20

Something you feel very strongly about may see you motivated to gain some kind of recourse. The problem is you could meet someone who sees this situation completely differently but is just as determined to stand their ground.

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Crossword No. 956 See next edition for solutions

If you think others expect you to fit into situations readily, it may be your heels that are digging in deeply to the ground. On the other hand, influences may be unclear and you may find yourself confused by someone.

ENIGMA A World War II film. Lots of shooting (Though the gaffes will get you hooting). Eastwood, Burton are the stars, Riding round on cable cars. WHO AM I? An actor, I was born in Coventry in 1964. I played Stephen Crane in the TV series Chancer. I played the lead in the film King Arthur.

WHO, WHAT, WHERE & WHEN? WHO… composed The Pines Of Rome? WHAT... is the Roman name for Odysseus? WHERE... was Rafael Callejas elected president in 1989? WHEN... did the Battle of Crécy take place?

QUIZ ANSWERS: ENIGMA: Where Eagles Dare. WHO AM I? Clive Owen. WHO, WHAT, WHERE & WHEN? Ottorino Respighi; Ulysses; Honduras; 1346.


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Libra Sep 24 – Oct 23


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The history of not being able to stop


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Compulsion to act: As a writer and sufferer, David Adam has been able to articulate the realities of OCD

Science journalist David Adam realised he needed help with OCD when it started involving his children. His book casts light on the condition, writes Patricia Nicol


t was his reaction to a smear of blood on his baby daughter’s leg that finally convinced David Adam he needed medical help for his obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). the blood had almost certainly come from a scratch on the 38year-old first-time father’s own finger but, gripped by an irrational paranoia that he or his daughter might have contracted HIV in the course of a summer day’s excursion to the park, they returned there. He lifted little Lara in and out of the swing to see if she might have grazed herself on the metal guard – it was only on about the 11th time that the six-month-old protested. Later that evening, Adam came back with a torch to search for flecks of blood on the ground beneath the swing. that was four years ago, by which point Adam had been plagued by an illogical but dogged fear of catching HIV for almost two decades. His is a rare but not unheard of manifestation of OCD among a generation whose puberty, in the early to mid-1980s, seemed to be stalked by the spectre of Aids. One recent Australian study found a cohort of younger OCD sufferers who were obsessed by climate change. ‘It is very specifically related to how Aids was depicted then,’ says Adam. ‘It was never about dying as much as it was about not having self-control or destiny. It was more about this thing that would have been done to me that would be impossible to undo.’ His obsessive fear, which had begun in university, had not stopped Adam’s life in its tracks. Despite spending hours in phone booths calling the National Aids helpline, he gained a PhD and has gone on to work as a respected

science journalist. He had worked happily alongside colleagues he knew to be HIVpositive and visited South Africa, where many people live with the infection. ‘In some ways, having to confront the reality of it helped the irrationality to diminish,’ he says. ‘But I always felt hampered. Put it this way, you very rarely lose yourself in the moment. ‘I had a kind of split narrative in my mind, between the life I was living and the one I would be living if I didn’t have this problem.’ It was only after he had been treated with drugs and counselling that Adam started to think about OCD ‘as a journalist and a parent rather than as a patient’ and realised his own experience made him an ideal guide to the mental illness. His fascinating first book, the Man Who Couldn’t Stop: OCD And the true Story Of A Life Lost In thought, is a lucid, humane – only intermittently autobiographical – science book in the vein of Oliver Sacks or Andrew Solomon that offers a clear history through riveting case studies, the work of key figures such as Freud and gives an overview of current research.


eFOre his book could be announced, he had to tell his parents he had OCD. ‘I had told them many years ago I had this fear of HIV but I think they thought that had been an isolated thing that had gone away,’ he says. ‘I certainly never mentioned OCD. I don’t think I’d even been diagnosed then. So it was upsetting for them to learn there had been this period of my life that had been very difficult that they hadn’t known about.’

He had not pushed hard for proper help earlier, in part because he was so worried that he would not find it. ‘Some have said it’s brave doing this,’ he says. ‘But it took me 20 years to try to get help and part of it was that I was afraid it wouldn’t work and then I’d be out of options. When I see kids on tV who are 15 or 16 and admitting they have a problem, now that’s brave.’ Adam believes if he hadn’t become obsessed by HIV, it might have ended up being something else. ‘I’ve had bouts of transferring it on to other things, like lead poisoning, just before my first daughter was born. I just maybe have that pattern of thinking.’ But now, though he remains extremely squeamish around blood, he can manage his OCD. ‘I cut myself shaving a couple of weeks ago and had a bit of tissue on the cut and was really aware when picking up my two-year-old Dylan that he wanted to pick at it,’ he says. ‘But I wasn’t worrying to the extent that it would interfere with his day-to-day as it did with Lara that time. And that’s what made me seek help – that I had involved her.’

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spORT DigEsT Red Bull move on from failed appeal fORMuLA-1 Red Bull will move forward following their failed appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s (pictured) disqualification from last month’s seasonopening Australian Grand Prix in order to focus on this weekend’s race in China. The marque appealed the decision of race stewards, who denied Ricciardo the runner-up spot due to a fuel irregularity. After the FIA’s International Court of Appeal in Paris upheld the decision, Red Bull expressed their disappointment but vowed to move on. ‘Infiniti Red Bull Racing accepts the ruling,’ the team said. ‘We will now move on and concentrate on this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix.’

Wilson wants tie against O’Sullivan snOOkER Newcomer Kyren Wilson set his sights on a clash with Ronnie O’Sullivan in the first round of the Dafabet World Championship after denying former Crucible king Graeme Dott a place at this year’s tournament. Wilson admitted even relatives doubted whether he could earn a World Championship debut by toppling the Scot, who landed world title glory in 2006. But the 22-year-old pulled off a 10-7 win. ‘A lot of people wrote me off, even family,’ Wilson said. Asked who he would want to be pitched against in Thursday’s draw, Wilson said: ‘I want Ronnie. I’m young, it’s my first time, he brings in the crowd.’

€1.65m Prize for French

Open singles winners, an increase of €150,000 on last year. Organisers announced yesterday the overall prize fund has grown to €25m with losers in the first three rounds seeing their winnings rise by up to 25 per cent.

Djokovic eases to Monte Carlo win TEnnis Novak Djokovic made a convincing start to the defence of his Monte Carlo Masters title with a secondround thrashing of Albert Montanes. The world No.2, who received a first-round bye, ended Rafael Nadal’s eight-year winning streak by the Mediterranean last year and needed just 45 minutes to dispatch Montanes 6-1, 6-0. The Serbian (pictured), who lives in Monte Carlo, said: ‘It was my first match on this surface since Roland Garros so you never know how you’re going to react and today I lost only one game, so there are not too many bad things I can say about my game.’



Fitzgerald injury ills continue to niggle LUKE FITZGERALD is still a fitness doubt for the weekend but Leinster manager Guy Easterby is hopeful of a return. Leinster will look to bounce back from last week’s defeat to Ospreys when they welcome Treviso to the RDS for a RaboDirect Pro12 clash on Friday. As to what level of involvement winger Fitzgerald will play in the tie is anyone’s guess. The injury-ravaged Dubliner is this time suffering from an abdominal issue that has heavily restricted his matchplay this year. While hopes persist that a turn-around in fortunes is in sight for the 26-year-old, Easterby was hesitant to chalk him down for a start this weekend. ‘He’s doing okay. We’re still not sure if he’ll be available. We’re managing that injury,’ Easterby said. ‘It’s a niggly one and it improves at times and it’s

regressing at times. ‘The good thing is we trust him to say he is right and the times that he has said that he has been outstanding so it is as much about listening to him. ‘We’ll make a decision about him later in the week, that’s the top and bottom of it. ‘It’s about managing it and seeing if there are any interventions needed to put it right. ‘Because it’s a niggle rather than something (structural), it might sort itself out and again it might not. ‘Obviously he’ll want to play for us again this season and hopefully that’s this weekend.’ Elsewhere, Fergus McFadden’s knee injury is expected to come right before the end of the season, while prop Jack McGrath will be available for selection. Meanwhile, Tadhg Furlong should return from next week.

Blighted: The winger may or may not return to fitness this week picture: inpho

Aussie Nucifora joins IRFU tomorrow Australian David Nucifora will be unveiled as the Irish Rugby Football Union’s new performance director tomorrow. The IRFU confirmed 52-year-old Nucifora will attend a press conference in Dublin alongside the union’s chief executive Philip Browne. Brisbaneborn Nucifora has

previously served as the Australian Rugby Union’s high performance manager. He won two caps for Australia during the early 1990s, while he coached the Canberrabased Brumbies to the 2004 Super Rugby title and worked with the Auckland Blues before being appointed head coach in 2006.

Rodgers feels so inspired as club pays respects to the 96 football hillsborough We remember: Rodgers does his bit at Anfield yesterday picture: epA

by MATTHEW nAsH BRENDAN RODGERS and Roberto Martinez delivered moving tributes as Anfield marked the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Liverpool manager Rodgers led the tributes to the 96 victims of the 1989 tragedy, describing them as his ‘biggest inspiration’ as thousands of fans filled the stands.

‘Everton are with you – you all know that’ Ninety-six supporters were killed at the FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest in Sheffield. Rodgers took to the stage to recite Psalm 23 – the Lord is My Shepherd – before adding: ‘Every day I’m inspired when I come to work. You don’t struggle for inspiration when you’re Liverpool manager. ‘But without doubt the single biggest source of inspiration when I

arrive I see the memorial of the 96 names who were lost that day. That is the source of true inspiration.’ Rodgers’ squad, including captain Steven Gerrard, whose cousin, tenyear-old Jon-Paul Gilhooley, was killed at Hillsborough and was the youngest victim of the disaster, were all present alongside directors, club staff and a number of former players and managers. Martinez, boss of Liverpool’s city rivals Everton, was applauded as he made the first reading of the service from St John Chapter 14, verses 1-3. ‘I was only 15 when Hillsborough happened,’ he said. ‘I was football mad and as a family we couldn’t believe the pain and horror. How can anyone die watching the game they love? That isn’t right, that isn’t fair. ‘The way you fight for justice is incredible. Everton are with you, I don’t need to tell you – you know that.’ Kenny Dalglish, who was manager at the time of the tragedy, led the former managers in attendance.

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German at the double for Arsenal

LUKAS PODOLSKI kept Arsenal on course for another year of Champions League football with two great strikes. The German forward has not been a prolific finisher this season but found his touch in front of goal when the Gunners needed it most. Podolski made sure Arsene Wenger’s FA Cup finalists gained three crucial points in their quest to end a rollercoaster campaign in the Premier League top four by tucking away two crucial efforts. The former Bayern Munich star had only scored four league goals before last night but he came to the rescue with an equaliser just before

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P W 24 23 22 20 19 18 17 13 14 11 10 11 10 9 8 6 8 9 7 6

Liverpool 34 Chelsea 34 Man City 32 Arsenal 34 everton 33 tottenham 34 Man Utd 33 Southampton 34 newcastle 34 Stoke 34 West Ham 34 Crystal Pal 33 Hull 33 Aston Villa 33 Swansea 34 West Brom 33 norwich 34 Fulham 34 Cardiff 34 Sunderland 32

20 Goals in all matches scored by Olivier Giroud for Arsenal this season half-time to cancel out Matt Jarvis’ 40th-minute header. The Hammers winger silenced the home crowd after Wojciech Szczesny and Laurent Koscielny got in a tangle trying to clear a near-post shot from Antonio Nocerino. The visitors were unable to hold out until the interval, however, as Podolski whipped in a clever pass from Santi Cazorla. Arsenal took the lead just after the break when Olivier Giroud, who frittered a first-half sitter with just goalkeeper Adrian to beat, was able to redeem himself. He brilliantly controlled Thomas Vermaelen’s diagonal pass before scoring from close range, and then Podolski – playing a rare 90 minutes – sealed the win.

DL 5 5 6 5 4 6 7 7 9 5 6 10 6 10 9 12 4 16 10 13 7 17 4 18 6 17 7 17 9 17 15 12 8 18 3 22 8 19 7 19

F A 42 24 32 41 31 48 38 45 52 48 47 39 40 49 50 51 53 74 64 54

93 66 86 59 53 48 56 50 38 38 38 24 34 35 45 40 26 34 30 29

Pts 77 75 70 67 66 60 57 48 46 43 37 37 36 34 33 33 32 30 29 25

reSulTS Arsenal ...........3 West Ham ....... 1

Podolski 44, 78 Giroud 55

Jarvis 40 Att 59,977

Point made: Podolski celebrates after levelling up the game at the Emirates Stadium PictuRe: ActiON iMAGeS

Roberto has been clever, admits Pulis Crystal Palace boss tony Pulis says Everton manager roberto Martinez exploited the loan system with a string of ‘clever’ signings. Palace take on the toffees at Goodison Park tonight, with Pulis unfazed by facing loan trio romelu lukaku, Gerard Deulofeu and Gareth Barry. arsenal manager arsene Wenger has criticised the system this season but Martinez has not been bothered by criticism. Pulis said: ‘they’ve not broken any rules. ‘If it’s within the rules, as long as they’re not breaking any rules they’re entitled to do what they want. I think roberto has been clever.’

Palace threat a big concern for Martinez EVErTON boss roberto Martinez is all too aware of the threat Crystal Palace pose to his side tonight. The Toffees moved ahead of Arsenal in the battle to qualify for the Champions League with a seventh victory in a row over Sunderland on Saturday. Another five wins from their remaining matches would guarantee Everton a place in the top four but Martinez warned: ‘We know how difficult it’s going to be. ‘In my eyes [Palace] have probably the best defensive set-up in this league, especially since Tony Pulis arrived at the club. ‘They don’t concede many goals, if any, and are probably on one of the best runs of their season. ‘We’re well aware we need to create a special atmosphere.’


Dyer: Training tear-up 3 Year contract extension is storm in a ‘Sea cup signed by

SWAnSeA winger nathan Dyer says a report of a training-ground bust-up at the club has been ‘blown out of proportion’. Swansea confirmed ‘a couple of incidents between certain players’ took place during training last week ahead of their 1-0 home defeat to Chelsea. However, Dyer said: ‘the mood in the camp is very good. I know there has been a report about a training-ground

bust-up but all the effort and commitment on display against Chelsea proved we are all working for each other – and not against each other. the report has blown everything out of proportion and it is not what it seems. We are a good bunch and we work hard for each other.’ Swansea say the trainingground incidents were ‘quickly dealt with and everyone moved on’.

Stephen Ireland at Stoke. The 27-year-old (pictured) has committed to the Potters until the end of the 2016-17 season

Battered Vale star mulls legal route

Port Vale captain Doug Loft is undecided if he will take legal action against Daniel Jones over the facial injuries that have ended his season. Loft (pictured) was last week involved in a training-ground altercation with Jones, who has since been sacked by the League one club. one tabloid claimed this week he had suffered broken bones in his nose, jaw and cheek. Loft said: ‘there’s a chance [of legal proceedings] but I just want to get my face right and then I will talk with my family. I have never had a problem with Jonesy and he has never had one with me, as far as I know. He texted me on the day and said sorry, that was it.’

Villa suspend pair and launch investigation ASton Villa have suspended assistant manager Ian Culverhouse and head of football operations Gary Karsa ‘pending an internal investigation’. the suspension of the pair was confirmed in a statement from the club. Gordon Cowans and goalkeeper

Shay Given have been temporarily promoted to assist Paul Lambert and his first-team coaching staff. the suspensions are not thought to be related to the team’s recent poor performances but are of a disciplinary nature.

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Rodgers calls on ‘the 96’ as inspiration on a day to remember at Anfield

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Touch of class

Giroud fires a cracker in Arsenal win by jAMEs bOyLAn

ARSENAL reclaimed fourth spot in the Premier League as their Champions League qualification battle with Everton developed into an increasingly tight tussle. Two goals from Lukas Podolski either side of a brilliantly executed Olivier Giroud strike earned the hosts a 3-1 win over West Ham that moved them a point ahead of the Toffees. Giroud marked his goal by removing his black armband, worn by all the players to commemorate Hillsborough’s 25th anniversary, before pointing two fingers skyward. Everton have a game in hand but Gunners boss Arsene Wenger must be buoyed by an arguably easier run-in for his team. Arsenal next face Hull, Newcastle, West Brom and Norwich, while Everton host Crystal Palace tonight, followed by Manchester United, Southampton, Manchester City and Hull.

Tribute: Giroud celebrates his goal holding the black armband, worn to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, which he kissed after scoring

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Dundalk dethrone Rovers and book a spot in final with Sligo

In-form: Dundalk’s Chris Shields celebrates his opening goal in his side’s defeat of Rovers in Oriel Park pictuRe: inpho

A superb goAl from Chris shields ensured Dundalk meet sligo rovers in the setanta sports Cup final on May 10 as stephen Kenny’s premier Division leader put out holders shamrock rovers at oriel park last night, writes Paul Buttner. The win stretched in-form Dundalk’s unbeaten run to nine games as rovers suffered a third defeat in four outings. Despite trailing 2-1 from the first leg, and thus needing to score twice to stay in the tie, rovers boss Trevor Croly made eight changes to the side beaten at st patrick’s Athletic on Friday as Dundalk enjoyed the better of the first half. Daryl Horgan, ruaidhri Higgins

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and Andy boyle had early efforts for the lilywhites before richie Towell brought a terrific onehanded save from Craig Hyland in the Hoops goal with a 20-yard drive on 22 minutes. rovers’ only opening of the first half brought an equally acrobatic save from peter Cherrie when the home keeper went full stretch to push away a deflected long-range shot from ronan Finn five minutes before the interval. Dundalk took the lead, for what

proved the winner on the night, two minutes into the second half when a diagonal free kick from Higgins, awarded for a clumsy challenge by sean Heaney on John Mountney, was volleyed to the roof of the net by midfielder shields. Hyland made another terrific save from Mountney to keep rovers in the game before Karl sheppard was then guilty of wasting a chance to get them back into it when he blazed over the bar from eight yards on 62 minutes. rovers pressed late on, but the best they could muster was robert bayly powering a header wide from a ryan brennan corner six minutes from time.

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