Thursday, June 19, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
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They’re doing the Bike-to-earth scheme…
ET and Elliott were among the more than 2,000 cyclists who took part in Dublin City Council’s annual Lunchtime City Cycle as part of National Bike Week, starting and finishing at Grand Canal Square PICTURE: ConoR MCCabE
Dublinbikes to treble in €2m deal
DUBLINBIKES is to be sponsored by Coca-Cola Zero in a €2million deal that will see the bike fleet expand to 1,500 and the number of docking stations increase to 100. The three-year partnership announced yesterday will see an extra 56 stations and 950 new bikes added to the city, with Heuston Station and the Docklands the main spots in development. Minister for Public and Commuter Transport Alan Kelly said there had been a 40 per cent increase in cycling in Dublin city since the scheme began, in 2009. He added: ‘Dublin is swiftly becom-
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ing a cycling city and the dublinbikes scheme has been one of the biggest drivers in making this possible. ‘The fact that dublinbikes will now partner with one of the world’s best marketing companies, Coca-Cola, shows the upward trajectory that cycling is going to go on.’ Coca-Cola Britain and Ireland general manager Jon Woods said: ‘This partnership builds on our support for the roll-out of the regional bike schemes in Galway, Limerick and Cork to make cycling accessible to thousands of people across the country
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and help more people be more active.’ Coca-Cola, Dublin City Council and outdoor advertising company JCDecaux, which runs the scheme for the council in exchange for advertising space, will share naming rights, branding, partnership and advertising opportunities – and rebranding to Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes begins later this month. Dublinbikes has 42,083 active longterm users, with its busiest day ever just last week, with 11,096 journeys on June 12. This year there have been 979,786 bike commutes, while 95 per cent of the 7million journeys since 2009’s launch have been free.
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Thursday, June 19, 2014 METRO HERALD
I’m off to put my face on
Amazingly, all of these photos are one woman by DOMINIC YEATMAN
WHEN make-up artist Maria MaloneGuerbaa creates a dead-ringer she never bothers to hire a model. She uses herself and does it without any prosthetics. The mother-of-two depends on cosmetics, face paints and a very vivid imagination. The 40-year-old from Enfield, north London, learned her skills working on West End shows and Channel Four’s Horrible Histories. ‘I also worked on the children at home but they used to get bored so I started painting my own face,’ she said. ‘I would go to the kitchen and start painting. It developed over the years, going from this level to the next and now people ask me ‘‘how did you learn to paint like this?’’ ‘They take me about four hours to do because they are very detailed.’ Mrs Malone-Guerbaa, pictured without make-up below, has thousands of likes on her Facebook page and videos on YouTube. ‘People were messaging me from around the world, it was mad. Morgan Freeman and Elvis went viral and then I decided to do more and more famous faces. I thought about one day working as a teacher in a make-up academy, but when you are freelance you get to do a lot of different things, which suits me.’
Dead ringers: The amazing faces created by make-up artist Maria Malone-Guerbaa include, clockwise from top left, Freddie Mercury, an Egyptian mummy, Angelina Jolie in Maleficent, Jack Nicholson in The Shining, Wayne Rooney, a sinister clown and a creepy anatomical figure Pictures: Maria Malone-Guerbaa/reX
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DivER-ciTy: Divers Gary Hunt and Blake Aldridge perform a spectacular jump in front of Dublin’s Custom House yesterday as the Irish leg of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2014 was announced for Inis Mór on the Aran Islands on June 28-29. The event takes place at the island’s spectacular Poll an Péist/Worm’s Hole. Visit www. entertainment.ie/ redbull Picture: rutger Pauw
Garda presence keeps sun-worshippers under control at the coast
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are up 54 per cent and cider is the most popular alcoholic drink, with ‘This week Dublin has crowd. It’s great to see. It’s sales up by 85 per cent. HB Ice Cream, meanwhile, is prepeaceful’. slowly been losing its One young man told FM104: dicting a rush on its product, based mind and, ‘There’s a better atmosphere. There’s on last year’s figures. During the no one rowdy or anything and there’s 2013 hot spell, two HB ice-creams consequently, its were sold every second. no trouble.’ clothes. Traipse Its ice-cream sales director, Shay He added: ‘They stopped and searched us but we had no cans or Leonard, said: ‘Irish consumption of around town and hand-held ice-cream is the largest anything.’ per capita in Europe. We’ve seen a you’ll meet all sorts massive surge in ice-cream sales over of folk who have the last couple of days.’ Expected hourly disrobed for the sales of Iceberger ice-creams, Dubliners are expected to get some according to makers HB devilishly enticing respite from the heat today, with temperaprospect of a tan.’ A Garda spokeswoman said last tures in the low 20s. night there were no reports of any Met Éireann said Read our take early cloud will give incidents. on the sunshine Meanwhile, Tesco is reporting sales way to sunny spells at gometro.ie/ THE Dublin of sun lotion have increased by 305 and temperatures of dublin-sunburn youngsters a popular per cent this week. Ice-cream sales 20 to 22 degrees. food blogger called ‘knackers’ and ‘b*****ds’ for swimming in Grand Canal Dock have hit back at his comments, saying * they’re ‘disgraceful’. Local boy Aaron was horrified by the article, which suggested the youths were having their ‘annual wash’. He said: ‘That’s digraceful’, adding † Typical Finance example: Space Star RRP €14,495 . Deposit / part exchange €4,000. Finance Advance €10,995. 36 monthly payments of €182.78. ‘he must never have †† † Total Cost of Credit €1,148.57 incl. documentation fee of €63.49. GMFV (Optional Final Payment) €5,000 . APR 4.9%. Term 37 months. Includes had a childhood’. His delivery & related charges. Model is shown for illustrative purposes only. ††The Guaranteed Minimum Future Value (GMFV) is payable if you renew or pal Troy was equally retain the vehicle at the end of the agreement. Further charges may be applied by your Mitsubishi Dealer subject to kilometre limits/ condition of disgusted, saying, the vehicle. *Lending criteria and terms and conditions apply. Finance is provided by way of a hire purchase agreement. The weekly amount is shown ‘It’s the summer. We for illustrative purposes only, all instalments are payable monthly. To qualify for this Finance Offer; a minimum deposit of 10% of the ‘Retail Price’ don’t drink, we’re and a maximum term of 37 months applies. Rate quoted is correct as at 1st June 2014 and is subject to change. This offer is available on all new just having fun. ’ Mitsubishi Space Star models registered from now until 31st July 2014 at participating Dealers only. The credit provider is Bank of Ireland Finance THERE was a visible Garda presence along the Dublin coast yesterday due to hundreds of sun worshippers fleeing the city as temperatures soared for the third day in a row. Northbound Dart services did not stop at Sutton station for a time during the afternoon as Irish Rail complied with a Garda request in an attempt to keep beach crowds under control. Gardaí also confiscated alcohol from teenagers as they got off buses in an effort to prevent the trouble which flared on such occasions in the past. Sun-seekers in Portmarnock told radio station 98FM they were happy to see the gardaí. One man said: ‘I think it’s a good thing to keep the crowd under control. There are an awful lot of young people here so I think it’s needed.’ A woman added: ‘There’s a huge
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Locals respond to swimming critic Holly read out the offending excerpt from Niall Harbison’s Lovin’ Dublin article, saying: ‘He’s lying. He doesn’t know what it’s like to have a childhood. Would he rather we sit on corners and sell drugs and take drugs?’ But Holly responded that it doesn’t hurt her feelings – ‘I wouldn’t let lowlifes get in on me.’ ‘I’m a trained lifeguard,’ said James, another swimmer drying himself off. ‘I’m certified, I’m a thirdlevel lifeguard.’
Thursday, June 19, 2014 METRO HERALD
Vikings actor avoids jail after drugs conviction
Tax reform: Blackford Dolphin rig due to be used for future Irish oil drills
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A MARKETING manager-turned-actor has had a five-year sentence for possessing drugs worth €124,000 suspended. Anthony Seery, 35, who appeared in the TV series Vikings, agreed to hold the drugs after a friend suggested it might help pay off his €28,000 gambling debts and mortgage arrears. A colleague found cannabis resin and herb and chlorophyll huperzine in a sports bag in the storeroom at Seery’s former workplace, the Texoil fuel company on Alexandra Road in November 2011. When gardaí were called, Seery ‘panicked’ and moved some of the drugs to his home. Garda Stephen Beatty told the court the father-of-two (above), from Seaview Avenue, East Wall, said a phonecall for someone to collect the drugs never came. Seery took up drama studies after losing his job, and hopes to further his studies in creative writing and theatre directing. Agreeing this was a once-off crime, Judge Patrick McCartan in the Circuit Criminal Court told Seery: ‘I’ll give you a chance, because I think you’ll take it’.
CAT ON CAMERA: A Bengal Tiger cub makes an attempt at a selfie in a meadow at the farm Weiherhaus near Ochenhausen, Germany. The cub, along with its two siblings, were born last month
Ireland’s tax regime for oil and gas exploration is to be reformed, with future discoveries taxed according to their scale and value. energy Minister Pat rabbitte said a top rate of 55 per cent – up from 40 per cent under a 1987 system set up by former Fianna Fáil minister ray Burke – will apply on all discoveries made under future exploration licences and options, as well as a minimum five per cent royalty-style payment for each year of production. People Before Profit Td richard Boyd Barrett said the reforms fall way short of what is needed to ensure full benefit from Ireland’s valuable resources and he called on the Government to set up a state oil and gas company, while sinn Féin’s Michael Colreavy called for Ireland to follow the norwegian model, which ‘would create a sovereign wealth fund’.
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Family replicates living room for bulldog put in kennels while they go on holiday
Igor laps up luxury stay in the dog house
MAnY pet owners struggle with going on holiday as they can’t bear to put their dogs in kennels. That was the dilemma facing Kai Halvorsen when he wanted to take his family on a trip to Thailand but felt guilty about leaving Igor his bulldog behind. So, to ease the pain for both himself and his dog, he had a pound decorated to look exactly like their family living room in norway. The down-in-the-mouth
by NIcOLE LE MARIE bulldog soon perked up when he saw Labben Kennels had accommodation painted in the same colours as his favourite room. Mr Halvorsen also made sure family photos decorated the walls and Igor had a replica of his favourite sofa to sleep on. ‘We had a bad experience a few years earlier with another dog in another kennel. This made my
girlfriend very worried about how it would work out this time,’ he said. ‘But I noticed Igor jumped straight on the sofa and made himself comfortable so I knew instantly that he would have a good time while we were away.’ Children Max, ten, Hedda,
11, and Kasper, eight, were delighted. Mr Halvorsen’s girlfriend AnnKristin Hauge, 39, said: ‘I don’t think I’ve ever been so relieved.’ Igor’s holiday home is a YouTube hit with more than 300,000 views.
Loved pet: Igor in his holiday pad and his Norwegian owners Pictures: Mercury
Filling out a mortgage application form spurs KEN ROGAN to re-examine some of the desires, and dreams, he once held about his future
n trying to find a place in this world, I find this world placing a value on me. I am quantified. Surveyed. They have rolled back my life’s carpet, under which many uncomfortable personal facts were swept. namely: I have failed to live up to my own frankly ridiculous expectations, which I apparently formed when I was 12. There was no sports car at 24, no millions in the bank by 30, and that nice home I blithely
assumed would be mine is nowhere on the horizon. I’m embarrassed these schoolboy fantasies still live inside me, and that I never faced the truth on my own. Again it reminds me of my student days, when I never gave 100 per cent for fear of finding my limits – and thereby preserving the idiot philosophy that asserts there is nothing I cannot do so long as I do not try. I’m 36 now and my inner 12-year-old is still tying my shoelaces together.
Reality check: Home, sports car, millions… just childhood fantasies?
Well no more. I sat the Leaving sure I can communicate to you how Cert again – the one the banks give deeply I resent the idea that I even you for your mortgage. Results? should. For what? Evenings and Surprisingly close to my actual weekends? Leaving Cert points total. Fitting. Keep your evenings and Will it be enough? Well. I can’t weekends. I want meaning (your afford snobbery anymore, let’s put sick bags are located under your it that way. seats). I want to be a writer and I normally I’d argue that there’s can have that too, at a price – but more to life than money, but I not my own. The sacrifice here can’t hide from this one – belongs to my wife, of can’t rubbish it with whom I am in awe. big, wordy It’s a curious thing sentences, or to be given I am ashamed that I pretend it’s something so somehow beneath am not more wealthy large you can’t me. You can’t comprehend it, and successful. I feel communicate that never mind exalted sense of match it, but she stupid… I refuse to self-worth – your has given me the rent my life hubris – through a courage to dream bank statement. You and the freedom to away have to see yourself for follow it. All I need to what you are. avail of her generosity is to And I am ashamed that I am not be selfish enough to take it. more wealthy and successful. I feel And there is no gift I can give stupid. Deserving of my inner back except to stop being so selfish, 12-year-old. and return her generosity to her. Against this stands one stubborn You don’t get to keep it. It’s not fact: I refuse to use my time, these that kind of gift. And this is what minutes and hours and days I have was under the carpet. Sadly the examination isn’t over. next up: been given, to rent my life away. I won’t do it. I know that’s a farce, listening comprehension. that we all have to work, but Things other people will say without swearing intensely, I’m not when you’re buying a house:
1) Pick your limit and stick to it. 2) That’s what we should have done. 3) This is the biggest investment of your life. 4) Don’t get emotional – but it’s hard not to on a rollercoaster that swings wildly and frequently between hope and disappointment. 5) It’s a game of blind poker. Reasons why buying a house is not like a game of poker: You can’t see your opponent. There are no cards. Reasons why buying a property is like playing poker: The house always wins. Losing really hurts. Defeat is everywhere in this game. The fear spreads out. Everyone else is doing ‘better’, and I’m losing sight of what’s important and kidding myself into thinking that everything will be OK forever and ever if this one thing falls into place. That’s the same clown thought I used to have about marriage when I was single. It’s impossible not to hate this. And I hate hating it. It feels like more defeat in what is already a fierce relegation battle in the lower leagues of the property ladder. Snakes and ladders. Trials and tests. Enjoy the Leaving Cert weather. Life is waiting for you.
Thursday, June 19, 2014 METRO HERALD
Amazon chief Fired up over ‘3D smartphone’
WRENCHED: Plumbers and heating contractors protested outside the Dáil yesterday over the energy regulator’s alleged inaction against black market operators and its ‘threats to deregister plumbers’ for failure to pay charges on new training courses
Judge refers landmark NSA privacy case to Europe
A EUROPEAN court has been asked to rule on a landmark case which seeks to force Ireland’s data protection watchdog to audit the personal data Facebook releases to US spy chiefs. Dublin’s High Court has referred to Luxembourg a challenge by an Austrian privacy campaigner on the back of the Prism surveillance operation exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden. Max Schrems’s initial attempt to have the social media giant audited over data its Irish arm allegedly passes on to the National Security Agency (NSA) was dismissed last year by the Data Protection Commission. Yesterday, Judge Desmond Hogan ordered the privacy challenge – taken in the Irish courts by Mr Schrems’s Europe v Facebook campaign – be referred to the European Court of Justice. The judge said evidence suggests personal data is routinely accessed on a ‘mass and undifferentiated basis’ by the
US security authorities, when under the Irish Constitution Facebook users are entitled to have their privacy respected. Judge Hogan said only the ‘foolish’ could have been surprised by the Snowden exposé considering the superpower status of the US. He is asking European judges to examine whether Ireland’s data watchdog is bound by Safe Harbour – a 2000 European Commission ruling that US rules are adequate if information is passed on a ‘self-certify’ basis. He is also asking whether an inquiry can be launched in Ireland in light of the Snowden revelations. Mr Schrems said having a European ruling on the case is ‘more than we could have asked for’. Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes said it is appropriate the European Court of Justice should consider the issue.
PayPal to create 400 jobs in 4yrs
Alarm clock ‘gives low carbon tips’
PAYPAL is to employ another 400 people at its Irish operation. The customer service centre in Dundalk – where the firm’s European operations centre is based – is to expand with a big investment over the next four years. The expansion will take the combined PayPal and eBay workforce in the town to 1,850. Taoiseach Enda Kenny made the announcement in Dublin on the back of an enterprise and trade mission to the US west coast earlier this month, saying it further enhanced Ireland’s reputation as a ‘prime location for global businesses’.
An ALARM clock which tells users the best way to get to work by monitoring weather conditions has been developed to encourage low carbon travel. The alarm picks up weather and travel reports through an RSS wi-fi feed, calculating the travel time needed to get to work. Act Alarm clock, developed by Samuel Young, a sustainable product design student at the University of Brighton, has three functions – a projector displaying data on the ceiling, a three-day weather report, and incentives on burning calories and money savings.
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ONLINE retailer Amazon is hoping to re-create the success of its Kindle e-reader with its first smartphone, the Fire Phone. The new device was announced by chief executive Jeff Bezos at an event in Seattle. Mr Bezos showed off the phone’s ‘Dynamic Perspective’ feature, which uses four cameras to create depth in the screen and create the perception of 3D, following head and hand movements. ‘It’s time to whip the crown from Apple,’ said Mr Bezos.
With a 13-megapixel camera, a higher resolution than the best iPhone, it also comes with an app called Firefly, which identifies items such as books, CDs and music before looking for them on Amazon. The feature will also recognise phone numbers, web addresses and TV shows. Amazon claims the phone, which can be tilted to navigate through menus, can recognise 100million items in less than one second. The phone should be available outside the US later this year.
METRO HERALD Thursday, June 19, 2014
Foreign workers flown out as rebels battle for control of Baiji oil refinery
Iraq requests air support from US IRAQ has asked the US for air support in countering Sunni rebels, the top US general said yesterday, after the militants seized major cities in a lightning advance that has routed the Shi’ite-led government’s army. General Martin Dempsey confirmed the request at Senate hearing in Washington, but did not say whether Washington would agree to the air strikes. The request came as the insurgents, led by fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), battled their way into the biggest oil refinery in Iraq, and the president of neighbouring Iran raised the prospect of intervening in a sectarian war that threatens to sweep across Middle Eastern frontiers. Iraqi foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari said yesterday Baghdad had asked for air strikes ‘to break the morale’ of ISIS. While Iraq’s ally, Shi’ite Muslim power Iran, had so far not intervened to help the Baghdad government, ‘everything is possible’, Mr Zebari told reporters after a meeting of Arab foreign ministers. Sunni fighters were in control of three-
by GHAzwAn HASSAn quarters of the territory of the Baiji refinery north of Baghdad, an official said after a morning of heavy fighting at gates defended by elite troops under siege for a week. Some international oil companies flew out their foreign workers by helicopter, as the refinery was shut on Tuesday. Exxon Mobil had conducted a major evacuation and BP had pulled out 20 per cent of its staff, according to Iraqi oil firm head, Dhiya Jaffar. Shi’ite prime minister Nouri al-Maliki met Sunni and Kurdish political opponents late on Tuesday night, concluding with a frosty, joint appearance at which an appeal for national unity was read out, after a push from Washington and other Western powers. Oil prices rose on news the refinery was partly in rebel hands. US Senate leader Harry Reid said he did not back sending troops into the conflict, which he described as a ‘civil war’, before a meeting with President Barack Obama about the crisis yesterday.
Displaced: Iraqis arrive at Germawa camp in Kurdish area of Dahuk, 430km northwest of Baghdad
Chile fans storm stadium’s media hub
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AT LEAST 85 Chilean soccer fans were detained after a group of about 200 stormed the media centre at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, about an hour before kick-off in the World Cup match against Spain yesterday. The fans charged through a security checkpoint before smashing down a glass door, witnesses said, and invading the working room. They ran around the journalists’ workplace looking for access to the stadium, before police were called. A group of 30 were being held by security while others ran away. ‘They stormed the gate and ran into the stadium. We stopped them,’ said security guard Diego Guilhermede Souza Goncalves. The spectators were being held seated on the floor, while police took them away in groups. At least one Chilean fan, a woman,
Police lead out Chile fans after they broke into the press centre at the Maracana Stadium prior to the group B match between Spain and Chile was injured and taken outside in a wheelchair. There had been a lively atmosphere around the Maracana earlier in the evening, with thousands of red-shirted fans singing, chanting and dancing in the streets. One group
Child killer ‘returns to Jesus’ as he is executed
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A CHILD killer was the first prisoner to be executed in America after a botched lethal injection revived concerns about capital punishment. Marcus Wellons apologised to the family of his victim and said: ‘I ask and hope that you will find peace with my death.’ His final words were: ‘I’m going home to be with Jesus.’ The 59-year-old, who was convicted of raping and murdering his 15-year-old neighbour, India Roberts, was the first person to be executed in the US since April. No noticeable complications were reported.
Executions have been on hold since Oklahoma prison officials halted the death of Clayton Lockett when they saw the drugs were not being administered properly. He died of a heart attack several minutes later. Prof Deborah Denno, of Fordham University School of Law, said: ‘I think after Clayton Lockett’s execution everyone is going to be watching very closely. The scrutiny is going to be even closer.’ Shortly after Wellons’ execution, John Winfield, who killed two women and blinded a third in 1996, was executed in Missouri.
wearing wigs and sporting facepaint were drinking from a red wine bottle at 10am. The game ended in a 2-0 victory for the South Americans, practically ending champions Spain’s hopes of repeating their 2010 victory. SpOrT – p23
One-cent stamp sets new record of €7million THE ‘Mona Lisa’ of the stamp world has smashed the world record for a fourth time after selling for €7million. An anonymous bidder snapped up the 1856 British Guiana onecent magenta after the estate of millionaire and convicted murderer John du Pont sold it at Sotheby’s in New York. David Redden, Sotheby’s vice chairman, called the sale ‘a truly great moment for the world of stamp collecting’.
Thursday, June 19, 2014 METRO HERALD
Manga free of porn ban ‘Murderer’ sues for $162m
JAPAN: Explicit Manga comics and video games were yesterday excluded from a law banning child porn. They were left out after publishers complained the legislation would harm free speech. Those caught with illegal images can now be jailed for up to a year or face a €7,000 fine.
AMERICA: An innocent man who spent 25 years in jail for murder is suing New York City for $162m (€120m). Jonathan Fleming, 52, was accused of shooting his friend in Brooklyn – but he was in Disney World, Florida at the time. He was released over the 1989 murder after his alibi was proven.
Dog meat festival early ‘Anti-Jewish’ opera ban
CHINA: Canine cuisine lovers have stolen a march on animal rights activists by holding their annual dog meat festival a week early. Residents of Yulin city ate dog stew and lychees to mark the event usually held on the summer solstice. Some 10,000 dogs were reportedly killed for last year’s feast.
AMERICA: A global simulcast of an opera depicting the murder of a Jewish man was cancelled in case it inspired anti-Semitism. Based on a true story, The Death Of Klinghoffer was scheduled for November. But the Metropolitan Opera’s plans changed after talks with activists.
Trapped caver nears freedom as rescue team sets deadline THE mission to pull a trapped explorer from Germany’s deepest cave is 400m from success. Rescuers have spent the past six days hauling injured Johann Westhauser from the shivering depths of the 1,000mdeep Riesending cave. Mr Westhauser, 52, was badly hurt after being struck on the head and chest in an underground rock fall on June 8 while on a weekend trip to the site with two other cavers. One of his colleagues returned to the surface to raise the alarm, while the other waited with him down in the darkness, where the temperature is 3C. Now, ten days after his accident, Mr Westhauser looks to be within touching distance of freedom. A spokesman from the Bavarian moun-
SPAIN: Commemorative mugs on sale in Madrid ahead of Prince Felipe’s coronation today. King Juan Carlos officially abdicated yesterday after 39 years on the throne PICTURE: EPa
TAIWAN: An office cleaner in Taipei City tried to kill a cockroach by wrapping it in toilet paper and setting it on fire. Xie Lo, 43, threw the burning bundle into a toilet which had bleach in it. The fumes ignited, causing an explosion that destroyed a bathroom.
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by GRAHAM KENT tain rescue service said its party would work through the night to bring the caver to the surface, adding: ‘We are going for a time window of between 10pm and the early hours of the morning.’ Throughout the painstaking operation, rescuers have spent much of their time pulling Mr Westhauser inch by inch through tight passages on a stretcher. However, officials warned that although their mission was nearing the final stages, the team had been forced to stop and take ‘extremely slow steps to avoid the risk of further rock fall’. Once Mr Westhauser is finally hauled to the surface, he will be airlifted straight to hospital with all suitable clinics nearby prepped for his arrival.
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NION J say they would love to get a couple of babes – and possibly a baby – onto one of their singles. Proud dad JJ Hamblett, 26, says his six-month-old son Princeton could add vocals to a track in a similar way to how Mariah Carey’s three-year-old twins sang on her latest album. ‘He doesn’t speak at the moment so it would be a bit difficult, but maybe the next album. That would be cool,’ Hamblett told Guilty Pleasures. He added that the band – which includes Josh Cuthbert, 21, Jaymi Hensley, 24 and 20year-old George Shelley – would love to draft in some female vocalists as well. ‘We’d love to do a song with Little Mix,’ the former X Factor star said, adding Australian
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rap babe Iggy Azalea is also a target. ‘Me and George are huge fans of Iggy. We said eight months ago when she released Work that we would love to collaborate with her. And she just collaborated with Ariana Grande. She is so cool,’ he gushed. ‘If you don’t ask, you’ll never know,’ he laughed. Union J’s new single Tonight (We Live Forever), which is released today, is ‘about partying all night and being with your friends,’ Hamblett says – adding his young son with girlfriend Caterina Lopez is not keeping him awake at night. ‘Do you know what? He sleeps all the way through. We are so lucky.’
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Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have been covering their fine faces for charity. The couple hid behind handwritten signs after spotting a sea of paparazzi. ‘Good morning! We were eating and saw a group of guys with cameras outside. And so we thought, let’s try this again. We don’t need the attention but these wonderful organisations do,’ wrote Stone, 25. An arrow pointed to a note held by Garfield, 30, listing Youth Mentoring Connection, Autism Speaks, Worldwide Orphans Foundation and Gilda’s Club New York City. He added the comment: ‘Here’s to the stuff that matters. Have a great day!’
Oscar-winning Colin Firth has pulled out of a Hollywood role voicing the character of Paddington Bear just months before the movie is set to hit the big screen. The King’s Speech actor was due to voice the famous Peruvian bear in the film Paddington, also featuring Nicole Kidman and Peter Capaldi, but he and the
director agreed that his voice did not fit. ‘It’s been bittersweet to see this delightful creature take shape and come to the sad realisation that he simply doesn’t have my voice,’ the 53-yearold said. ‘I still feel rather protective of this bear and I’m pestering them all with suggestions for finding a voice worthy of him.’
Bey and Jay’s tour is not hottest ticket Beyoncé and Jay Z’s joint tour has suffered a blow as ticket sales have stalled – with sources blaming Bey’s dwindling single sales. The Bootylicious 32-yearold and her rapper husband are set to kick off their On The Run tour in the States next week but a review of Ticketmaster has found tens of thousands of tickets remain unsold. ‘Beyoncé’s album had a big first month with Drunk In Love, but the last several singles have tanked on the
charts,’ the source told RadarOnline. ‘If you’re launching a stadium tour, you have to have airplay, and she’s had no hits lately on the radio.’ While there may be a few ‘sold out’ signs popping up at venues along their 21-date his and hers tour, tickets are still up for grabs for opening night in Miami next Wednesday. Shows in New Jersey and Atlanta have failed to sell well, while seats are still available for her hometown gig in Houston.
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Ariana Grande claims celebrity culture puts too much pressure on young girls to try to look ‘perfect’. The 20-year-old told Top Of The Pops magazine: ‘Girls in school growing up compare themselves to women they see on the red carpet and in music videos, who have spent hours in hair and make-up, and have been Photoshopped and perfected into superstars. There’s such a superficial standard for women these days.’
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aty PERRy says pop stars need to beware of overexposure and reveals she often bans herself from tweeting to stop fans getting sick of her. the 29-year-old – the most followed twitter user in the world – said she knows how not to ‘overdo it’. She said: ‘I don’t always tweet. Sometimes I’ll tweet for a couple weeks a lot and then you’ll find me offline for a week or whatever. ‘Every once in a while, I feel the vultures circling, ready to take me down, and then I’m, like, “I’m backing out, I’m backing out. I’m going away. I’m going to let you take a breather”.’ the Roar singer, who suffered a failed marriage to Russell Brand and hasn’t had much luck in the relationship stakes since, said being honest about her woes through her music helped fans connect. ‘I guess my secret weapon is the vulnerability that I continue to share… People don’t feel so alone in their situations because the lyrics of the songs relate to them,’ she reasoned. Perry is cur-
Shakira says she may never marry her Spanish footballer boyfriend, Gerard Piqué – because their relationship is perfect already. The Colombian bombshell has dated Piqué, 27, since 2010 and they had a son together last year – but marriage looks to be off the cards. ‘We already have what’s essential,’ the 37-year-old told Glam Belleza Latina magazine. ‘We have a union, a love for each other and a baby. But if I’m to get married, he’s the one.’
It’s a rap: R-Patz reveals his past He shot to fame on the big screen but things could have been very different for Robert Pattinson if his dreams of being a rapper had been fulfilled. The 28-year-old came clean about his hip-hop past when he admitted: ‘I was Big Tub, that was my rap name. ‘I was very paranoid about my weight.’ The insecurity is
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rently on a break from her Prismatic world tour and explained she had been enjoying kicking back. ‘I haven’t been on a treadmill in ten days. I’m supposed to be all about this gluten-free, dairy-free life, but I’m all, like, “Get me ice cream. I want peanut butter and jelly sandwiches – I don’t care”. ‘the day I leave for tour is where you see almost a whole different person come into play. No champagne. Just teas and waters. It’s not like the old days where people truly were rock ’n’ roll,’ she told the La times. Despite her hectic work schedule, the singer has managed to find time to launch her own record label, Metamorphosis Music, and has signed her first act – singer-songwriter Ferras. ‘I believe he is going to be an important artist to watch unfold,’ Perry said of her protégé, who will support her when her tour resumes in america next week.
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60 seconds Mailbox Perennial movie villain MALcOLM McDOwELL, 71, shot to fame in film classics A Clockwork Orange and If…. where he leads a pupil rebellion in a posh school
You made your screen debut in If.… at 25. Is it annoying people still go on about it?
If…. was such a seismic wave in my life, I would never be disappointed to talk about it. It won the Palme d’Or at Cannes and led to my working with Stanley Kubrick. It was a fantastic ride.
Kubrick called for A Clockwork Orange to be banned after it inspired copycat violence. Did you find it shocking? I don’t think I was shocked when I saw – or made – A Clockwork Orange or If…. I’m certainly not now. When we showed Orange to audiences, they just sat there stunned. I thought: ‘Oh God, they hate it.’ I was so blown away watching it I instantly started smoking again.
A British ambassador called If…. ‘an insult to the nation’. Why was it seen as so incendiary? We made
Shatner. Lovely guy. I know he comes over as pompous but that’s really just his act. I like Patrick [Stewart] too. Occasionally we get together at Star Trek conventions and it’s always fun to see everyone again.
love Matt [Stone] and Trey [Parker], they’re such talents. I’m always known as ‘that British actor’ in Hollywood. I’ve lived in California now longer than I’ve lived in England.
And you made a video with Slipknot for their single, Snuff… I met lead singer Corey
Taylor in Vegas. He was going on about how he was a big fan and would I appear in one of their videos. I said he’d have to talk to my manager about dates, which is what I say when I’m trying to leave my options open. But I heard the song and loved it.
Why have you played so many villains? You could ask the
Which famous person do you most often get mistaken for? Terence Stamp. People say: ‘Oh, I really loved The Limey,’ and I say: ‘Thanks! I enjoyed making it.’
I hear you’re a keen golfer. That sounds very establishment. Is it
establishment? Is Tiger Woods establishment? It’s better than working out in a gym. I can’t do that. I get bored very easily.
What’s your favourite line from If….? The school bell rings and I say: ‘When do we live? That’s what I wanna know.’
If…. is out on a new Blu-Ray edition. Watch A Clockwork Orange tonight on Sky Atlantic at 10pm – see television on page 18
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Is that frustrating? It used to be. Now I don’t give a damn. But having said that, the best parts are nearly always the villains. A movie is only as good as the villain. You’re known by Trekkies as ‘the man who killed Kirk’ after your role in Star Trek: Generations. Are you a Trekkie? I’m very fond of Bill
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same thing of pretty much any English actor working in America. And don’t forget I played one of the greatest villains in cinema history in Alex in A Clockwork Orange – although I don’t think he’s a villain. A role like that leaves such an indelible image, people don’t want you to play anything else.
If.… in 1968. That was Did you enjoy such a traumatic year. shooting Star It was just six years I was so blown Trek: after the Cuban away watching Missile Crisis and Generations? We at the height of were on top of this Clockwork Orange Vietnam protests, mountain in the I instantly started Gay Pride, nuclear Nevada Desert in disarmament… blistering heat. But smoking again Christ, every single we went to Vegas at thing you could protest night, so you got good about was going on. The food and a great place to ruling class was desperate to regain stay. I remember the producer got us its pre-war status quo. So when this tickets to see The Stones but because film came out, it stuck a dagger he was so cheap, the seats were so into the heart of the establishment. far up in the gods you could barely tell it was Jagger. Bill and I laughed You worked with the South our heads off – we could’ve blagged Park guys in an episode better tickets ourselves.
where you narrate a Charles Dickens story and get introduced only as ‘a British Person’… They are great fans! I
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uST commenting on Fred’s email in relation to letting the kids, who are swimming around the Docklands area, be. While I completely agree that a lot of kids are there to have fun, I still think the gardaí need to be there. On Guild Street, a section of them have destroyed the grass on the bank by turning it to mud and throwing it at each other. I’ve seen a teenage guy letting it all hang out and urinating on the path in the IFSC and another walking on Luas tracks holding a bottle of spirits. Then I witnessed another jumping at cyclists trying to scare them. And the state of the place afterwards – rubbish everywhere – if you saw the amount of rubbish, you’d know that it’s not a minority
making this mess. Let kids enjoy themselves, but gardaí do need to be around. Have fun and behave ■ Yeah, right, Chris Martin and Rihanna met up to talk about their pal Jay-Z (Guilty Pleasures, Wed). Speaking of the allegedly cheating rapper, never could understand what the gorgeous Bey saw in an ugly mug like him. A case of Beauty and the Beast, perhaps? Now it seems he’s proving his beast-like qualities. Celeb fan ■ In response to the comments about young fellas swimming in the canal, here is the Marine Notice regulation from Waterways Ireland: All Navigations Danger to Swimmers. Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters, owners and all other users of the naviga-
yEH bIg RIDE ● To the Morlock who came up from the Dublin sewers and got on the 08:15 s/b Luas, maybe I can buy you a drink? I could teach you Astral Meditation before bedtime?
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tions that it is prohibited to swim in the vicinity of harbours, quays, jetties and within 200m of locks, weirs, bridges and other navigation infrastructure, because of the dangers associated with vessels manoeuvring, also, a fast current is to be expected adjacent to locks, weirs and bridges which will pose a danger to swimmers. Michael, Dublin ■ To Dennis from Ballymun, what about poor pedestrians? You mean the large percentage of seemingly suicidal, completely oblivious folk who constantly put their own lives in danger, stepping out in front of cars, bicycles and motorbikes with nary a look left or right, sometimes pushing a pram out in front to stop the traffic? Annoyed driver/cyclist
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The new series of Danger Mouse will have
Nostalgic children’s TV viewers rejoiced this week at the news Danger Mouse is returning with a new series, and it’s animated in Ireland. He is the latest in a long line of old favourites to make a comeback. ROSS McGUINNESS reports... next year on CBBC – the first new series since 1992. The original ten series aired on ITV and were made by Cosgrove Hall animation studios. Co-creator Brian Cosgrove will be a consultant on the new episodes, which will be made by Dublinbased animators Boulder Media and FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment. ‘When I helped to create Danger Mouse I had no idea the show would be such a huge success both in the UK and overseas,’ he said.
Danger Mouse was a parody of TV series
Danger Man, which starred Patrick McGoohan, who would go on to be The Prisoner
‘I’m delighted a whole new generation will be introduced to his daring deeds and thrilled to be part of this 21st century series. I can’t wait to find out what he’s been up to for 23 years.’ Although the world’s greatest secret agent (sorry, 007) will still live in his red post box with Penfold in Baker Street, London, it will be given a contemporary revamp. Let’s just hope he keeps his flying car. DM will have the latest gadgetry at his disposal if he needs to battle
drawings were needed for a ten-minute episode of Danger Mouse
Baron Silas Greenback,
There were originally
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episodes of Danger Mouse, spanning
from 1981 to 1992
his nemesis, the evil Baron Greenback. His eye patch will also get an upgrade, becoming an i-patch, presumably allowing him to stream music and text to his mates while he’s saving the world. Another difference will be the voice artists. Much of the original’s success was down to the banter – and competition – between David Jason as Danger Mouse and Terry Scott as Penfold. Scott died in 1994 and it is thought Only Fools and Horses star Jason is unlikely to reprise his role, so there could be an all-new vocal duo. Danger Mouse is something of a rare beast: an old show that still holds up (old episodes are on YouTube). It also has a big fan base: one of the factors in the comeback is the huge audience Danger Mouse garnered during CITV’s Old Skool weekend last year, when an old episode pulled in 569,000 viewers.
UT Danger Mouse is merely the latest in a long line of classic children’s shows to be slated for a revamp. Last week, CBeebies ordered 60 episodes of Teletubbies, while 1980s TV favourite Bananaman goes from the small screen to a cinematic feature film next year. Another series of Thunderbirds is in the works at ITV and will be on our screens next spring. Earlier this week, Cartoon Network announced a relaunch of 1990s cartoon The Powerpuff Girls. ‘Nostalgia, added to
spending power,’ is the verdict of Michael Moran, TV Editor at BT.com. ‘Or in this case, commissioning power, because the kids who loved those shows have now grown up into TV executives.’ He is happy to have Danger Mouse back, as long as the original aura of the show is preserved. ‘Those Cosgrove Hall shows were a cut above your average cartoon show. There’s a feeling when you watch them that the goal is to offer wholesome fun, rather than be an extended promo for action figures,’ he said. ‘Swapping the eye patch for Google Glass is one thing, but if they make it too toyetic, people will turn off.’ Moran said the original voice cast was ‘just perfect’, but pictured Bill Nighy as a ‘slightly louche DM’ and Adrian Edmondson as Penfold. Metro UK TV critic Keith Watson thinks Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman would work well. ‘Danger Mouse is James Bond in mouse form, and 007 has worked his magic for decades, so Danger Mouse can do the same,’ he said. ‘Bringing back old favourites is always a risk because you’re messing with fond memories. ‘But there’s no doubt there’s an appetite among fans for new versions of the cartoons and animations which captivated them as kids. Nostalgists will love it – the challenge for Danger Mouse is to find a new audience.’
Penfold is a hamster whose nickname is
‘The Jigsaw’, because he always goes to pieces
Penfold is named after architect
At the height of its popularity, the show had more than
John Penfold, a postbox designer. DM and Penfold live in a postbox in Baker Street, London
Danger Mouse speaks
was voiced by Only Fools And Horses actor
languages and practices the art of ‘kung moggy’
was voiced by
Terry Scott, from sitcom Terry And June. He died in 1994
Danger Mouse had his own
Panini sticker album
Danger Mouse powers back on to our TVs
E’S the greatest. He’s fantastic. Wherever there is danger he’ll be there. He’s the ace. He’s amazing. He’s the strongest, he’s the quickest, he’s the best.’ We are talking, of course, about the beloved TV cartoon character Danger Mouse. The theme tune to the revered 1980s show gave its hero the biggest of build-ups, but he more than lived up to it. With a little help from sidekick, Penfold. Now, more than 20 years after their last appearance, the duo are returning to our screens. As Penfold might say, ‘Crumbs, chief!’ Fifty-two new episodes will begin
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(also voiced by Jason) first appeared in Danger Mouse before getting his own spin-off show
The Danger Mouse theme was sung by
Myfanwy Talog, David Jason’s partner, who died of breast cancer in 1995
Danger Mouse has been broadcast in more than
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Mad about the boys
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Men’s fashion finds its rightful place ➔
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Manning up on the catwalks
MENSWEAR: Lorna Weightman heads to London to check out what’s on the horizon in men’s fashion and finds some of our best exports
HAT used to be a day devoted to menswear, which dovetailed London Fashion Week each season, has evolved into the world’s leading stage for menswear collections. Although it competes directly with Pitti Uomo in Milan (even dates clash), London Collections: Men (LCM) has succeeded in capturing the industry’s attention. Over three days, twice yearly, design houses can independently showcase their menswear lines, away from the madness of womenswear fashion week. The brainchild of GQ’s Dylan Jones and the British Fashion Council, LCM has also attracted Ireland’s new and established design talent. Although he no longer shows at London Fashion Week, Paul Costello has a very prominent and respected place at LCM. Costello’s spring/summer 2015 focuses on light fabrics which are comfortable to wear in warmer weather in shades of dusky blues, greys, whites and green; it’s bright but not overpowering. In a recent interview with Menswear Insight, Costello described his customer as ‘a man who doesn’t take himself too seriously, and wears a suit with confidence. It’s OK to spill a few pints over it’. The collection will not differ completely from his current offering as he knows what works for his customer. The same goes for JW Anderson, who continues to go from strength to strength with his own collections and his recent role at luxury brand Loewe. Opening Day Two, Anderson does what he does best, and that’s push the boundaries of menswear design. Bows (replacing a structured tie), slashed necklines and cropped knitted cardigans formed the basis of the collection along with exquisite pieces of knitwear adorned with scenic prints. It’s understandable that the Anderson ‘look’ is not a style you might wear to the office every day, but he has his devoted fans who continue to support his elevation to a design superpower. Leaving LCM aside for a moment, following hotly in Anderson’s footsteps from a womenswear perspective, is Michael Power, a Central Saint Martin’s MA Womenswear graduate who won best collection at the MA show at London Fashion Week in February. Having studied in Dublin at NCAD, Michael moved to
London to pursue his career in womenswear. ‘London is known for supporting new designers, and there is so much support there for those willing to really work for it. As a city, it also attracts a lot of creative people so it is relatively easy to collaborate and find people to work with,’ says Power of his London fashion experience, although he explains his journey has been challenging. ‘Studying at Central St Martin’s, on the MA course, it’s pretty hard to describe. You are pushed to your absolute limit, creatively, mentally and physically. The tutors, including Louise Wilson, are incredibly informed, so you have to work extremely hard to impress them. It was definitely one of the most intense, yet exciting times of my life’. I have no doubts as to why Power won the coveted prize; inspired by Native American Kachina dolls, the Juggalos and the work of artists Jean Dubuffet and JeanMichel Basquait, Power translated this into an exquisitely executed collection which has gained him praise from Vogue and many other international fashion pundits. Meanwhile, Power agrees that LCM is changing the menswear landscape, ‘I think it’s great that there is now a formalised set of days for menswear designers to show in London, as opposed to showing on the last day of the regular fashion weeks in February and September, as it used to be. It validates the designers, and elevates their standing on an international level.’ In addition to our favourite Irish designers, LCM was a whirlpool of genius. Oliver Spencer and Tiger Of Sweden were personal favourites of mine; both collections showed tailoring under a contemporary spotlight complemented by electric atmospheres in the show space. Burberry’s collection was entitled Book Covers & Bruce Chatwin and featured original artwork painted in-house on to cashmere, cotton and leather. The highlight was DKNY, whose first London outing was a spectacle of urban wear against a backdrop of New York. So, if you were to ask me to name my favourite collection from LCM; Irish, British and International alike, we would be into next week already. I’m a critic when it comes to the catwalk, but the standard for SS15 was exceptional. Boys, you are in for a treat.
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★ Must see ★
playhouse presents: timeless
Sky Arts 1, 9pm
Model Cara Delevingne (above) reveals her acting talents as she co-stars with Sylvia Syms in this touching short story. Cara D plays the wife of a soldier serving in Afghanistan who is charged with the task of babysitting her great-grandmother when her parents go on holiday. The pair discover they have more in common than they thought in a bittersweet love story that will resonate with anyone who’s ever had a loved one serving in the armed forces.
no limbs no limits RTÉ1, 10.15PM The inspiring story of Joanne O’Riordan is told in this intimate documentary – made by her brother Steven – as it follows the young woman from her childhood in Millstreet, Co Cork, to her keynote address to the United Nations in New York two years ago, where she set a challenge for the most influential women in technology: to build her a robot. One of a handful of people born without limbs as a result of a syndrome called total amelia, what makes Joanne stand apart from the crowd is not her disability, but her determination not to let her physical challenges hold her back from living her life to the fullest.
Available to rent/buy now
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Exploitation shocker in which Zoë Bell (right) – an ex-stuntwoman whose best-known speaking part to date was playing a version of herself in Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof – must beat a dungeon of women to death so their mysterious kidnappers don’t kill her family. One best suited to fans of the niche chained-women-brawling genre.
in the blood
Tough gal fans rejoice – former MMA champ Gina Carano also has a film out for your VOD viewing pleasure. She plays Ava, a newlywed with a troubled past who finds herself fighting her way through the Dominican Republic after shady crime lords kidnap her husband (Cam Gigandet). Marvel, as she turns an ice bucket into a lethal weapon.
neville’s doorstep challenge TV3, 8.30pm
The last episode of the series sees Neville in Lucan to surprise first-time buyers Laura O’Donohue and her partner Brian Kelly, and their two children. Although they bought their house in December 2012, they feel like they are still settling in. Neville and the team are tasked with overhauling the kitchen-cum-dining room with its unhinged doors, bare skirting boards and a dogchewed sofa.
mock the week BBC2, 10pm
Sport 2014 fifa world cup
Now here’s a tricky one for the Mock The Week mockery makers: Wayne Rooney. An easy target after Italy, he could have been tonight’s hero against Uruguay by the time this kicks off. Such are the perils of contemporary satire – Josh Widdicombe, Hugh Dennis and co had better to stick to safer ground.
RTÉ2, 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 7.30pm & 10.45pm
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Kicking off this afternoon with yesterday’s highlights, the coverage continues with Colombia v Ivory Coast, followed by England’s moment of truth. After the defeat by Italy, the side needs a win against Uruguay to keep its World Cup hopes alive. Uruguay’s surprise defeat against Costa Rica in their opening match was blamed on the absence of Luis Suárez. However, if the Liverpool striker (above) returns to their line-up, they’ll be a much stiffer proposition. Later, Japan take on Greece in the second Group C match.
The most surreal edition yet of this banterthon finds Bill Bailey talking baboons and organs (the kind with pedals), Isy Suttie recalling an effort at relationship therapy involving papier mâché, and Kevin Eldon shivering timbers at Alton Towers. Canadian Craig Campbell scarcely needs to say anything, such is the magnificence of his beard. It’s the most musical bunch of the week, erupting into a ditty that’s got Eurovision winner written all over it.
Everyone is reeling from Scarlett’s very public breakdown – you have to be Tori Amos at the very least to get away with performing under the piano – and it’s driving Juliette nuts. Just when she craves Avery’s attention, it’s all about Scarlett, a turn of events that leaves her at a vulnerable loose end.
a clockwork orange
Should you ever have the misfortune to be abducted, blindfolded and dumped in the Arctic Circle – or Bemidji, Minnesota, come to that, as Fargo fans will attest – then you’ll be grateful you caught this survival show. For that’s the very fate that befalls Stone Age shaman Matt Graham, who once came third in the Utah marathon. That should help.
celebrity masterchef BBC1, 9pm
It is possible to fry lettuce. That much we learn from tonight’s celeb cooks as they whip up some burgers. It’s Ken Morley (Corrie’s Reg Holdsworth) who tries to crisp green leaves as he vies with fellow actors Emma Barton (Honey in EastEnders) and Amanda Burton, TV presenter Alison Hammond and JB Gill, formerly of JLS.
fostering and me with lorraine pascale BBC2, 9pm
borgen TG4, 11pm
The third series opens with Birgitte Nyborg having left politics and embarked on a new career as a well-paid speaker, as well as sitting on several boards. However, her old friend Bent Sejro wants her to consider a return to politics. Can she be tempted back to the fold? Meanwhile, TV presenter Katrine Fonsmark and spin doctor Kasper Juul struggle to find balance as they juggle their demanding careers and parenthood as well as their volatile relationship.
Sigourney Weaver singlehandedly created the modern Hollywood action heroine in this sequel to Alien. She plays Ellen Ripley, who now has not just one, but a whole planet, of bloodthirsty xenomorphs to deal with. Gaze on in glee as her gang of space marines are picked off one-by-one in this classic sci-fi/action/horror hybrid.
Sky Atlantic, 10pm
the good wife We’re back to where we started as Peter Florrick (Chris Noth), The Good Wife’s Bad Husband, turns his best come-to-bed eyes on a sexy intern who clearly views bedding the governor of Illinois as a useful leg up for her career. And as you can imagine, poor Eli, oblivious to the unconventional nature of the Florrick marriage, is suitably shocked.
Best known as an accomplished cake baker and for her polished poise as a judge on My Kitchen Rules, Lorraine Pascale (above) hasn’t had an easy ride to the top. She was fostered as a baby and later given up for adoption. It’s a personal history that makes her perfectly placed to assess the crisis facing Britain’s fostering system. Pascale looks back at the families who took her in and meets kids setting out on the same road today.
Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s dystopian novel enjoyed years of notoriety. The director withdrew the film shortly after release and it only became available again in 1999. The aspects that proved so controversial – the rapes and ‘ultraviolence’ Alex (Malcolm McDowell, above) and his gang of ‘droogs’ inflict – haven’t lost the power to shock, Kubrick’s stylised execution is compelling and questions of societal breakdown are still pertinent. Don’t miss: Malcolm McDowell talks to 60 seconds on page 12
the bone collector 5*, 9pm
Before Angelina Jolie was an international humanitarian she established her acting career in stuff like this, an efficient thriller in which she plays a New York cop after a serial killer. Denzel Washington is her paralysed superior, confined to his bed as he analyses the murderer’s clues while Jolie does the leg work.
terminator 2: judgement day Channel 4, 10pm
Arguably the best of the sci-fi series, this classic spawned such memorable quotes as: ‘Hasta la vista, baby!’ and ‘I’ll be back’, the latter used by Arnold Schwarzenegger in one of his speeches in his subsequent role as California governor. With a great storyline and superb special effects, including the nanomorphic killer robot T-1000, this is one you can watch over and over.
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Reads to lose yourself in
by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Granta) African fiction is booming. Chimamanda Adichie, NoViolet Bulawayo and Taiye Selasi last year alone set the bar pretty high; this year new books by Dinaw Mengestu, Sefi Atta and Teju Cole have continued the momentum. These writers are mostly writing about ideas of leaving, migration, exile and home. Not so Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, a Kenyan-born author now living in Brisbane whose debut novel Dust has received rave reviews in the US and refreshingly doesn’t fit into the migrant novel industry at all. Dust is the story of the Oganda family, a troubled bunch who are mourning Odidi, a brilliant engineering student gunned down by police in Nairobi in 2007. His younger sister Ajany, a gifted painter, has returned from Brazil
to bury him but the murderous chaos of Kenya’s 2007 elections so disturb her, she sets out to ‘find’ him again by piecing together the last years of his life. Her grief-stricken father, Nyipir, a herdsman, remains at the family house until the arrival of Isaiah Bolton, the English son of a dashing British officer who disappeared in Kenya several decades ago. His links to the Oganda family and their beautiful, half-deranged mother, Akai, is the story Owuor sets out to tell. Kenya’s calamitous recent history, including the Mau Mau massacres, famine and nationalist leader Tom Mboya’s 1969 assassination, hangs in the air here like a distant storm. The obscurity is deliberate – much of Dust is concerned with silence and the stories that don’t get told, in a political as well as emotional sense. As personal histories
untangle, it is the Kenyan landscape itself that pushes forward – a sun-razed, bloodied and unknowable presence that at times seems to have spirited itself into Owuor’s simultaneously earthy and other-worldly prose. Still, how you respond to Dust will depend on how you respond to that prose. Owuor is very good at slowing down and speeding up time yet her writing is often ugly in its imprecision. There are a lot of soporific sentences that don’t quite make sense, such as: ‘He must bleed out his soul to save Akai’s life because if she appears now he will slaughter her.’ It’s as though Owuor has overdosed on Michael Ondaatje, then topped up with some Ben Okri for good measure. Owuor is a welcome new voice but you wish she hadn’t buried her story under so many words.
the Rise & Fall OF GReat POweRs
a sOnG FOR issy BRaDley
Tom Rachman follows hit debut The Imperfectionists with the saga of a young woman’s globetrotting quest for the truth about her past. Switching between three time frames, it begins when heroine Tooly Zylberberg leaves her Welsh bookshop to rush to the US bedside of her gravely ill former guardian. The tall tale of why she needed a guardian involves 1980s Thailand, a New York flatshare at the height of the dotcom boom and a con man who winds up in post-crash Ireland. A deliberately unreal atmosphere captures globalised life while sharp set pieces satirise gender relations and online culture. Anthony Cummins
Ian Bradley is a Mormon bishop. He is absent on church business when the youngest of his four children, Issy, is rushed to hospital with meningitis. Later, his wife Claire, a convert, resents both how this absence contributed to her delay in sensing danger and Ian’s belief that Issy’s death must be part of a celestial grand plan. Bray, an ex-Mormon, offers a sensitive account of how grief can destabilise the structures of faith and family, telling the novel from the perspectives of each of its members. Those multiple narratives and switches in time do, however, slow the pace. Patricia Nicol
by Tom Rachman (Sceptre)
by Carys Bray (Hutchinson
by Robert Galbraith (Little, Brown)
EiMEAR MCbRiDE MY DESERT ISLAND BooKS eimear mcBride spent nearly ten years trying to find a publisher for her debut novel, a Girl is a half-Formed thing, before Galley Beggar Press, an independent publisher in norwich, picked it up. a deeply lyrical novel about an irish girl trying to cope with her brother’s illness, it was dismissed for being ‘difficult’ but has since been shortlisted for the Folio Prize and the Desmond elliott prize and last week beat Donna tartt and Chimamanda ngozi adichie to win the Bailey’s women’s Prize for Fiction.
the BOne PeOPle
by Keri Hulme This novel won Keri Hulme the Booker nearly 30 years ago. Beautifully written, it’s a fearless exploration of abuse, love and man’s connection to the earth, which remains as relevant today as the day she finished writing it.
the COuntRy GiRls
by Edna O’Brien. A seminal work of twentieth century Irish literature, it’s frank handling of sexuality led to bookburnings and bans at the time of publication. Today it is an undisputed
classic with a legacy to which most Irish writers remain indebted.
by Samuel Beckett There are many serious literary reasons to love this book, but the best is because it’s a hilarious, Rabaleisian romp and the perfect antidote to Beckett’s undeservedly dour reputation. A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing is out now
We know by now not to read JK Rowling for her luscious prose but for her ability to spin an atmospheric, propulsive narrative. The latter suits her new pseudonymous persona as an adult crime writer and, in this second Cormoran Strike novel, she conjures up an enticingly macabre whodunit as her truculent Afghanistan veteran-turned private eye finds himself mired in a vengeful literary feud of Jacobean proportions. As the plot becomes ever more baroque, Rowling keeps the relationship between Strike and his endearingly sensible assistant Robin taut and believable. A franchise set to run and run. CA
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Tyrone’s cavanagh insists he’s not the ‘bad boy of gAA’
Criticism: Cavanagh bites back
Tyrone star Sean Cavanagh believes Joe Brolly’s continued criticism is starting to make people believe he is a ‘bad boy of GAA’. Brolly famously questioned Cavanagh’s integrity after the midfielder cynically pulled down Monaghan’s Conor McManus in last year’s All-Ireland quarterfinals. Pundit Brolly apologised to Cavanagh for that comment but attacked him again last weekend, claiming he was guilty of diving during an incident that led to a
black card for Monaghan’s Darren Hughes. Cavanagh said he felt he was being labelled a cheat and was disappointed that the inference was repeated by people to his friends and family around Tyrone. ‘My wife is a local GP, she’s coming home to me and saying, “oh, people from all cross sections of the community are complaining and talking about you today again”,’ said Cavanagh. ‘And I’m just going, “right...” It’s disappointing from that point of view because
it does affect you. ‘It didn’t worry me after Sunday because, like last year, I was more worried and disappointed by the fact we lost the game. But in the days after it, your family and friends start telling you stories about people who aren’t that clued in on GAA and who are telling them that, yet again, I’m some bad boy of GAA that is always up to these sort of cheating tactics. ‘To me, that couldn’t be further from the truth and that’s what’s disappointing.’
Rushe: Dubs have our own ‘Renaissance man’ by pAuL kEAnE In THe rACe for the All-Ireland hurling title, a common criticism of Dublin is that they will fall short because of a lack of fire power. Liam rushe, once a forward but now Dublin’s centre-back colossus, has heard the claims. Speaking in Dublin yesterday where it was confirmed that PwC will continue to support the work of the Gaelic Players Association, rushe didn’t deny or confirm the idea. rather, he noted with some satisfaction the scoring hauls enjoyed by Alan McCrabbe since returning to the Dublin panel this year. ex-AllStar McCrabbe missed last year due to personal commitments but had a strong league campaign and shot nine points against Wexford in last weekend’s Leinster semi-final.
Over the line: Dublin hurler Liam Rushe at the PwC launch pIcture: spOrtsfIle
spORT DigEsT Wiggins bows out after crash injury cycLing Bradley Wiggins’ Tour de France hopes took another blow after injury and illness forced him to withdraw from the Tour de Suisse. The 34-year-old (pictured) suffered bruising and swelling to his right thigh in a crash during Tuesday’s stage four, to add to a chest infection. Italian Sacha Modolo claimed victory in stage five yesterday, with Cavendish embroiled in a crash that put paid to his chances on the day. Cavendish suffered no serious injury and continued to complete the stage, but lost too much time. Germany’s Tony Martin retained the overall lead, with Dutchman Tom Dumoulin second and Sagan third.
Murray ranked 3rd for Wimbledon TEnnis Defending champion Andy Murray will be the number three seed at Wimbledon. The 27-year-old Scot returns to the All-England Club having become the first British men’s singles winner since 1936 when he beat Novak Djokovic. French Open champion Rafael Nadal is seeded second, with Roger Federer, who will be out to claim an eighth singles title at SW19, fourth. The women’s seedings directly follow world rankings and so American Serena Williams, the five-time Wimbledon champion, is number one, with China’s Li Na second and Simona Halep of Romania third.
up their Allianz league success with a big win over offaly. ‘They have the experience and the skills,’ said rushe. ‘you saw in the league this year that they tried out a ridiculous amount of new players. They probably have found three or four new players. Maybe they needed that. They’re a dan-
gerous animal and they probably are back to their best.’ rushe praised Dublin’s own experience, something he believes got them over the line against Wexford. ‘We didn’t lose the head or anything. We showed a maturity that we didn’t once have.’
O’Neill: I want to hear debate on ‘B’ championship GAA President Liam O’Neill has revealed his doubts about the current All-Ireland football qualifier series, claiming the back door only provides a means to reinvigorate top teams. Carlow leaked 7-13 to Meath last weekend in the Leinster championship and O’Neill said: ‘There is no incentive for them to train for the qualifiers, let’s be honest about it’. He suggested that the situation is
Fancy lining out for Fiji’s Daveta?
‘We showed a maturity we didn’t once have’ Whisper it quietly but the answer to one of Dublin’s biggest problems could have been under their noses all along. ‘I suppose all the critics and commentators said we needed scoring forwards if we were to push on again this year,’ said rushe. ‘We didn’t actually have to produce someone new – we just got someone back. His experience is huge and it’s like he’s having a mid-career renaissance really. He had a stormer of a league and the Championship is looking for him as well.’ Dublin will take a significant step up in quality when they take on either Kilkenny or Galway in the Leinster final on July 6 at Croke Park. The Cats displayed their intent to bounce back from a terrible 2013 Championship by backing
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replicated elsewhere and the answer is to play a ‘B’ championship separate to the current arrangement. A ‘B’ championship did previously exist, as did a similar Tommy Murphy Cup competition for weaker counties, though both were ended. ‘I did question when I was Laois secretary whether the qualifiers were of value when you hadn’t got a team that was going to win the All-Ireland,’ said O’Neill.
‘Quite honestly, all the qualifiers are a means to get to the final stages, but when you haven’t got the team I would, on a personal level, question the value of it. I think the Tommy Murphy Cup was probably done away with prematurely. ‘I would like to hear an honest debate on it. We probably will have a debate on that before the end of the year to see what are the views of the people on the issue.’
lining out for Fiji’s famous Daveta club side or scoring a try for South Africa’s Blue Bulls? Organisers of the Limerick World Club 7s event are offering 12 Irish-based rugby players the chance to play for one of the worldclass club sides coming to Thomond Park for the very first Limerick World Club 7s event on August 9 and 10. Up to 100 Irish-based players will be selected to attend a trial event on Monday August 4, just ahead of the main event, with 12 players selected to be part of the Combine Team which will act as a substitute squad. To register go to www.ur7s.com.
‘I have the edge’
fORMuLA-1 Nico Rosberg believes
O’Neill: No incentive
he now has the psychological edge over Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton’s burst of four consecutive wins after Rosberg’s triumph in the season opener in Australia, allowed him to finally edge ahead in the drivers’ standings. But events over the last two grands prix have conspired against Hamilton, leaving Rosberg to open up a 22-point cushion going into this weekend’s return to Austria after an 11-year absence.
golf irish open
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fota ‘walk in park after pinehurst’
world cup round-up Pack it in: Ronaldo has his knee treated
TODAy’s fixTuREs World Cup Group C Colombia v ivory Coast .... (5pm) TV BBC1 Japan v Greece ................ (11pm) TV BBC1 World Cup Group D Uruguay v england ............ (8pm) TV ITV
by pARAiC MORGAN
Graeme mcDowell’s driving, in every sense of the word, is proving a problem, but the former Us open champion believes this week’s Irish open will be a ‘walk in the park’ compared to last week. mcDowell was joint second after the opening round of the Us open before fading to finish 28th, 18 shots behind winner martin Kaymer, who was one of only three players to finish under par at Pinehurst. a far easier test is expected at Fota Island, where mcDowell made his Irish open debut in 2002 and soren Hansen won the title in a four-man play-off after finishing 14 under par. That was one of just six cuts mc-
‘Maybe I can get my confidence back’ Dowell has made in 12 appearances in the event and the 34-year-old hopes an improvement off the tee can see him challenge for his national open in cork. ‘I’m struggling driving on the lefthand side of the road,’ joked mcDowell, who is based in orlando. ‘Pulling out of the airport last night I was very confused. ‘I had two drivers in the bag this
morning in practice, so it’s a work in progress. I’m not driving the ball the way I’d like to. ‘at Pinehurst you don’t get a lot of drivers in your hand and typically I drive the ball better on golf courses where I hit a lot of drivers. maybe I can get into a bit of a groove and get my confidence back again. ‘It’s a pretty-looking golf course. It
McDowell: Looking oking forward to ‘driving’ practice at the Irish Open feels like a walk in the park after Pinehurst. Golf feels fun again.’ mcDowell admits he would love to win the title and hopes arriving in cork a day later than usual will boost his chances. ‘my record is not really shining, but I’m here to try and put pay to that and this is the type of golf course I feel like I can win an Irish open on.’
Eleven-year-old Li set to make Open history FOUR days after Martin Kaymer’s record-breaking exploits, history will again be made for more than one reason today when the US Women’s Open gets under way at Pinehurst. Not only is the event being held the
week after the men’s US Open on the same course for the first time, but 11year-old Lucy Li will compete against the world’s best after becoming the youngest player to come through qualifying. Li shot rounds
of 74 and 68 to win a sectional qualifying event by seven shots last month and will tee off at 7:07am local time alongside fellow American Catherine O’Donnell and Canadian Jessica Wallace, relative Li: young gun veterans at 24 and 23.
united Gaitan busy at Benfica MaNCheSTeR United have made an offer for benfica winger Nicolas Gaitan and hope to seal the transfer in the coming days. The 26-year-old asked to leave benfica at the end of the season and the Red Devils have now tabled a £20million bid, according to reports in portugal. Sports daily a bola claims United are willing to pay all the money up front for the argentine, who has been on their radar for 18 months. United could throw in their portuguese winger bebe as a makeweight. The 23-year-old has spent the past three seasons out on loan, most recently at portuguese top-flight side pacos de Ferreira, where he hit 12 goals. Bid in: Gaitan
u WeST Ham have signed Senegal midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate from Anderlecht on a four-year deal. u loUiS vaN Gaal’S arrival at Manchester United has convinced alex buttner he needs to leave. u ITALy midfielder Antonio Candreva has become a Lazio player after the Serie A club ended a co-ownership arrangement with Udinese, amid rumours he could be off to PSG. u ChelSea are reportedly on the verge of signing left-back Filipe luis from atletico Madrid for £20m.
Ronaldo puts his World Cup dreams on ice
CRiSTiaNo RoNalDo left training yesterday with an ice pack strapped to his troublesome left knee amid claims his World Cup may be over. although his knee had been bandaged in previous training sessions, Ronaldo started without one as portugal prepared for their match against the USa on Sunday. but after some light work and stretching, the world player of the year had the knee ice-packed and he left the session ten minutes before team-mates. That prompted speculation his tournament was over but he still waved and distributed T-shirts to fans before leaving with the rest of the squad. There were serious doubts over the Real Madrid star’s fitness before the finals, after a thigh problem and tendonitis in his knee saw him miss warm-up matches, but he started in
Diego’s told how to get in FIFA has rejected Diego Maradona’s claims he was denied entry to Argentina’s first game. ‘When there is ill will, it’s better to forget it and head back to the hotel,’ said Maradona, a pundit for Venezuelan TV. Fifa head of media Delia Fischer said: ‘If he goes into the correct media area there shouldn’t be an issue.’
THEy sAiD iT ‘It felt as though the Virgin of Guadalupe (the patron saint of Mexico) was with Ochoa all the way.’ Brazil right-back Dani Alves claims Mexico’s keeper may have called on divine intervention in their 0-0 draw
portugal’s 4-0 defeat by Germany. and portuguese knee specialist Jose Carlos Noronha says quotes attributed to him saying Ronaldo must rest his knee or ‘his future is in danger’ were ‘completely false’. u COACH Luiz Felipe Scolari was backed by Brazil’s football association president after the 0-0 with Mexico. Jose Maria Martin said: ‘I renew my total confidence in Scolari (pictured) and the technical team.’
Capello’s ‘greatest gift’ Fabio Capello allowed himself an uncharacteristic celebration after Russia salvaged a 1-1 draw with South Korea. Capello, who was 68 yesterday, had said before the game he was not expecting any birthday presents. but he mellowed by the end, saying: ‘i told them that was the greatest birthday gift i could receive.’
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Turning up the heat: An overjoyed Varga, left, celebrates scoring the opener
gROup b spain.............0 chile.............. 2 by john payne HOLDERS Spain crashed out of the World Cup as delirious Chile marched into the second round. Already reeling from their 5-1 drubbing by Holland, the reigning champions were down and out by half-time as the South Americans raced into a 2-0 lead. Chile had never previously beaten Spain but their expectancy was so great, that beforehand the media
2 Successive World Cup holders to exit at the group stage after Italy in 2010 centre was stormed by 100 fans desperate to see the game. That raid may have been foiled but their heroes breached the Spanish defence in the 19th minute. It was created by a moment of ingenuity from Charles Aranguiz, who squared the ball rather than shoot, and Eduardo Vargas coolly sidestepped hapless Spain keeper
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Spain reign down drain – and Chile gone barmy Iker Casillas before slotting home. Spain boss Vincent del Bosque kept faith with Casillas despite his nightmare performance against the Dutch but the veteran Spanish boss must have regretted that decision two minutes before the break. The Spain captain inexplicably punched Alexis Sanchez’s freekick back into the danger area where Aranguiz controlled with one touch, before curling a superb shot into the top corner. Spain had
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a golden chance to get back into it seven minutes after the restart when Diego Costa’s clever overhead kick saw Sergio Busquets faced with a gaping net only for the ball to dribble wide off his shin. Spain looked a beaten side long before Claudio Bravo made fine late stops from Andres Iniesta and Santi Cazorla, and the final whistle sparked wild celebrations from Chile after the best result in their World Cup history.
Cas-tastrophe: Spain keeper Casillas shows the pain on a miserable night for the holders Picture: action imaGeS
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Van Gaal never worried despite cahill’s cracker australia ...... 2 holland ......... 3 LoUIS van GaaL claimed he had no doubts his Holland side would finish victorious even before substitute Memphis depay’s decisive strike against australia. Holland beat defending world champions Spain 5-1 in their opening match but had to come from 2-1 down to see off the Socceroos. ‘I’m not relieved – in the second half we played better than australia,’ van Gaal said. ‘I expected us to win.’ depay’s swerving 30-yard strike, which deceived australia goalkeeper Maty ryan, settled an end-to-end contest which came alive when arjen robben (pictured) put Holland in front after a mazy run. It was a
sublime goal but it was bettered just moments later as tim Cahill’s left-foot volley crashed in off the bar. Mile Jedinak’s penalty put his side in front but robin van Persie levelled, before depay eliminated australia. despite the defeat, Cahill was thrilled with his effort. ‘It just felt so right to hit it,’ he said. ‘It’s what it’s all about. defining moments.’
That Friday feeling: Gerrard plans to wake up tomorrow morning with a smile on his face Picture: ePa
Stevie gees ’em up with tales of hurt Steven Gerrard has warned his england team-mates they have to beat Uruguay if they want to avoid a long, miserable summer. Skipper Gerrard, vice-captain Frank Lampard and manager roy Hodgson addressed the squad at their hotel 24 hours after the 2-1 defeat to Italy. Gerrard told the 22 attentive faces in the audience they, for the most part, played well in Manaus, but he also reminded them they are now on the brink of World Cup elimination. ‘It was important for them to realise what is at stake and how important this game is,’ Gerrard said. ‘We have got a must-win scenario. It wasn’t a message to scare any of the lads but a wake-up call to everyone in the room – the staff and the players.’ Hodgson added: ‘We got everybody together and I gave them what I thought the state of play was. I was quite honest with them and quite forthright. ‘I wanted the players to hear
something from two senior players too. I thought they [Gerrard and Lampard] spoke very well because they’ve been in World Cups, they know what it’s like to do well in them and what it’s like not to do well in them.’ Gerrard has endured plenty of england disappointments. In euro 2000, he was part of Kevin Keegan’s squad that failed to make it out of their group. He then experienced penalty shoot-out defeats in 2004 and 2006, while his two most recent international tournaments have ended at the second-round stage. ‘It could be a terrible long, frustrating summer if we don’t get it right,’ said the 34-year-old Liverpool midfielder. ‘there is no hiding place when you go out of a tournament. It can be tough and take a long time to get over. ‘I’ve been there. I know what that feeling is about and I don’t want it come Friday morning.’
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McIlroy goes green for Gold
THE TwEET spOT ‘The reason I don’t like Mcilroy representing Ireland at the Olympics is because he doubted going for Ireland, you should be proud to!’
by pARAIc MORGAn Graeme mcDowell does not expect rory mcIlroy to receive any criticism for electing to represent Ireland when golf makes its return to the olympics in rio de Janeiro in 2016. mcIlroy had previously spoken of being in an ‘extremely sensitive and difficult position’ over the issue of representing Ireland, or Great Britain and Northern Ireland, not to mention the third option open to him of simply not playing to avoid controversy. But on the eve of the Irish open at Fota Island the 25-year-old from Northern Ireland revealed he would continue to represent Ireland, as he did throughout his amateur career and twice in the world cup.
Boxer Paddy Barnes, who won bronze for Ireland at the Beijing and London Olympics, explains why he does not want to see McIlroy representing Ireland in Rio @paddyb_ireland
‘Torn’: Rory said he had been more worried about what other people would think of which country he played for
‘I was always proud in the Irish uniform’ ‘I’ve been thinking about it a lot,’ mcIlroy told a pre-tournament press conference. ‘I don’t know whether it’s been because the world cup has been in Brazil and I’ve been thinking a couple of years down the line. ‘Thinking about all the times that I played as an amateur for Ireland and as a boy and everything, I think for me it’s the right decision to play for Ireland in 2016.’ asked if he had been ‘torn’ on the issue, the former world No.1 added: ‘more worried about what other people would think, rather than me. But you’ve got to do what’s right for yourself and what
you feel most comfortable with, and ultimately that was the decision that I made. ‘I was always very proud to put on the Irish uniform and I would be very proud to do it again. ‘Just because I’m playing golf for money and I’m a professional I’m supposed to have this choice or this decision to make, where if you look at the rugby players, cricketers or hockey players, they view Ireland as one, the same as we do in golf.’ Golf’s world rankings will be instrumental in the make-up of the 60-player field in Brazil in two years’ time, with sixth-ranked mcIlroy firmly on course to be involved in the competition. It had been suggested the decision could be taken out of mcIlroy’s hands by an olympic regulation which stated he could only represent Great Britain if three years have passed since representing Ireland. Fellow Northerner mcDowell, who will also play for Ireland, welcomed the news and said he had not received any negative reaction to his own declaration for Ireland, which could see the ryder cup team-mates reunited in rio. ‘From a golfing point of view, as players we receive equal support from north and south of the border,’ he said. ‘Thankfully our sport doesn’t really kind of draw that contentious crowd like some of the other sports do. anybody that wants to have a problem with it is looking too hard at it really.’
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Rushe glad of Wexford triumph after media hype
Rushe: ‘Galway are dark horses’
Dublin hurling ace liam Rushe says it was pleasing to beat Wexford after ‘they’d been hyping themselves up in the press’. Rushe was at the centre of a welldrilled Dubs defence that overcame Wexford by five points in last weekend’s leinster semifinal tie. Manager Anthony Daly pointed out afterwards that he had to turn off a radio sports programme in the build-up to the game as nobody gave holders Dublin a chance.
Dublin hadn’t played a competitive game since their relegation play-off with Waterford in March, while Wexford had looked impressive in their big
‘There wasn’t that much of a lull’ quarter-final win over Antrim. ‘You’d be reasonably happy with the result,’ said Rushe. ‘if you’d offered us a five-point win beforehand, i’d have taken your
hand off, especially since Wexford are improving and they’d been hyping themselves up in the press. ‘Performance-wise, it left a little bit to be desired. We certainly didn’t hit our top level. There were a few weak wides but, overall, very pleasing to get through it.’ Rushe said that, in the end, the near three-month gap between league and Championship didn’t bother the leinster champions. ‘We felt things were at a pretty high intensity in training,’ he said. ‘As you can see from the result,
there certainly wasn’t that much of a lull.’ next up for Dublin is a provincial final clash with Kilkenny or Galway. They will meet in the second semi-final this Sunday. ‘i’m going to tell you we’re focusing 100 per cent on ourselves – but i am looking forward to watching that game as a spectacle and to seeing what Galway produce,’ said Rushe. ‘They’re dark horses.’
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