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Horror as a second American beheaded ‘Jihadi John’: British hostage is next

Killed on camera: US journalist Steven Sotloff

ISLAMIC extremists last night released a video showing a second US journalist being beheaded – and warned a British hostage would be next. An Islamic State militant – believed to be the same Briton behind the decapitation of fellow American reporter James Foley – is seen holding a knife to the throat of Steven Sotloff before murdering him. The masked

by AidAn RAdnedge killer – dubbed Jihadi John – said the death was retribution for US president Barack Obama’s air strikes against IS in Iraq. ‘I’m back, Obama, and I’m back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the



Celtic Tiger-era traffic gridlock to return ROAD users are being warned they are facing a return to Celtic Tigerstyle traffic gridlock as the economy improves. New car sales are up by 30 per cent this year and fuel sales are up eight per cent, traffic watchdog AA said – and while the economy benefits, commuters lose out.

Congestion in the second half of 2014 will be the worst since 2008, said AA Roadwatch’s Arwen Foley. ‘Traffic volumes are up across the road network and we are seeing that every day,’ she said. ‘September and the return of schools and colleges always marks our busiest season for traffic.’

She added that the capital will be one of the worst locations for traffic in the coming months, with major road works planned. The AA identified the Cross City Luas works and the ongoing works at Newlands Cross as major factors in increasing congestion for the rest of the year in the capital.

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Brad and the bride

White wedding: Jolie looked resplendent in satin

Jolie lets children draw all over veil by SEAMUS DUFF ANGELINA JOLIE said she wanted her six children to take centre-stage at her wedding to Brad Pitt – and she didn’t disappoint when she let them scribble all over her designer dress. The 39-year-old shared all the details of her big day when the couple sold the pictures to Hello! and People magazines in a joint deal. Jolie put her children – Maddox, 13, Pax, ten, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, eight, and twins Knox and Vivienne, six – in creative control when she and Pitt, 50, tied the knot at their French hideaway in Correns. That included a touching addition to her wedding gown, designed by Atelier Versace’s master tailor Luigi Massi, with drawings and messages from the children embroidered all over her flowing veil. ‘I wanted the kids to be a part of everything, including the dress because that’s our family. That represents the way we live our life together,’ the Oscar-winning actress told Hello!. Family touch: The Jolie-Pitt children added their own artistic embellishments to the bride’s designer veil

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Dornan shades it to pick up top award 50 SHADES of Grey author EL James last night presented Northern Irish actor Dornan – who will play Christian Grey in the erotic film adaptation of her work – with a Breakthrough award. But it was Reality TV star Kim Kardashian who stole the show at the glitzy awards do – designed to celebrate men. The socialite, 33, was presented with the Woman prize at the GQ Men Of The Year ceremony in. During the bash, movie hunk Dornan, Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch, Doctor Who actor Peter Capaldi and Hollywood heartthrob Colin Firth all won gongs. Supermodel Cara Delevingne presented US uber-producer and Happy singer Pharrell Williams with the Solo Artist gong. Rock star Bob Geldof – father of the late Peaches – handed the Legend award to Van Morrison at the event in London’s Covent Garden.

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Three planning 160 job cuts in wake of merger ONE of the country’s leading telecoms operators has announced 160 job cuts after the acquisition of a major rival. Three Ireland is seeking the redundancies after taking over O2 Ireland in a €780million deal which it had previously warned would lead to a duplication of roles in some areas of the business. About 85 jobs will go in head office and another 75 in retail. The company said it was offering a generous redundancy package.


Home repossession rate ‘has never been higher’ by ED cARTy

Foreign aid not as generous as we think it is MOST people believe Ireland spends up to nine per cent of its national income on overseas aid – while the reality is we only spend 0.43 per cent. The Ipsos MRBI poll for Dóchas, an umbrella body for aid agencies, showed that a majority of Irish people continue to want the Government to send aid to developing countries. Up to 77 per cent of respondents said even in an economic crisis Ireland is obligated to ‘invest in aid’.

It’s party time for the arts Pictured at the launch of Culture Night 2014 for Cork City were Shane Dwyer, Ella Mai Coughlan, Chloe Liu and Holly O’Hare. The event takes place countrywide on September 19

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BANK of Ireland has introduced a ten-year fixed mortgage rate of 4.99 per cent. The new product is available to both new and existing customers, regardless of their loan to property value ratio. Head of mortgages at Bank of Ireland, Aine McCleary, said that the offer is a one-of-a-kind in the Irish market and said that customers looking to retain flexibility could also choose to fix a portion of their repayments and keep the remainder variable. ‘It combines the benefits of certainty of repayments with the flexibility of a variable mortgage

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and the borrower can choose the portion they want to fix, whether that’s 80 per cent or more, or as little as ten per cent,’ she said. Already this year, almost onethird of Bank of Ireland mortgage customers have entered into a fixed rate deal, with the proportion higher among first-time buyers. Ms Cleary said: ‘It shows that younger customers are opting for certainty.’ Meanwhile, latest figures from show a 32 per cent increase in the number of Dublin house sales in the first six months of the year.

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The number of homes being repossessed by banks has never been higher, official data has revealed. While the total mortgage arrears figure has fallen five per cent, the long-term debt crisis is growing along with the number of families facing legal battles to keep a roof over their heads. The Central Bank reported 299 houses and apartments were seized by the banks or voluntarily surrendered from March to June this year – the largest quarterly figure since records began in late 2009. The mortgage review also showed that 1,752 homeowners are now behind in repayments for almost two years. And with the property market recovering in Dublin and parts of other cities, banks are now driving legal actions and repossessions – with 3,274 applications initiated in the courts in the three months to June. Free Legal Advice Centre (Flac) director general Noeline Blackwell said the report matches trends advisers have seen. ‘We find that more of our contacts are from people who are in deeper difficulty, giving rise to a worry that those who became seriously over-indebted at the start of the economic crisis are not pulling out of difficulty now, but rather becoming mired more deeply,’ she said. Some 3,131 privately-owned homes or apartments have either been repossessed by the banks or voluntarily handed over to a lender since late 2009. The Central Bank said that since the end of last year there has been a significant increase in repossessions – 168 for the last three months of 2013, to 281 in the first three months of this year, and up to 299 in June. Its review of arrears revealed an outstanding balance of €12.5billion remains to be paid to banks for mortgages.

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COMPLAINTS to the Ombudsman for Children are up more than a quarter since last recorded levels. Released by outgoing Ombudsman emily Logan, the authority’s annual report for 2013 stated the office dealt with 1,677 complaints, a 16 per cent rise since 2012. The majority of complainants were parents, with education (43 per cent) and family support, care and protection (26 per cent) the key areas of concern. Among the complaints about education were issues with how schools handled allegations of inappropriate professional conduct; how bullying was handled; expulsions and enrolment outcomes, as well as Department of education policies.

Family support, and care and protection complaints mainly centred on child protection and issues relating to children in care and community support services. emily Logan, ombudsman for more than ten years, said while the office had made great strides in supporting better treatment of children and families by the State, challenges still remained. ‘I believe Ireland continues to require a dedicated, expert and independent oversight of civil and public administration in this area and I believe the authority of the next Ombudsman for Children should be extended to include a role on the new Independent Policing Authority,’ she said.


A RUSSiAN motorist has captured one of the strangest scenes you’re ever liable to see on a motorway on his dashboard camera. The footage captured Mickey Mouse, Scrat the squirrel and Spongebob Squarepants fighting. A vehicle stops abruptly in front of a minivan and a driver gets out to confront the other. But as he peers into the minivan window four children’s TV characters get out the other side and pummel him. Only in Russia… for video

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Call for longer sentences to halt rising tide of hate crime Specific offences and longer sentences must be created to cover the glaring absence of hate crime in irish law, academics have said. The University of Limerick said new legislation on the worsening phenomenon is long overdue and tougher penalties should be introduced to punish racist and prejudicial attacks. Law and sociology experts said the Oireachtas needs to send out a strong statement that any crime committed out of a hate is dealt with more severely. Senator ivana Bacik, who launched the report, said the research has exposed the limitations of irish law. ‘The report shows that the current legal regime is incapable of addressing hate crime, and that legislative change is required,’ she said. Some 93 racially motivated crimes were recorded last year, including seven assaults causing harm, 16 minor assaults and 44 public order offences. The total number of race-related incidents reported by the Garda fluctuated from 64 in 2003 to a peak of 217 in 2007.

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JUST CHILLIN’: Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s latest creation, a 25m white rabbit, leans up against an old aircraft hangar as part of the Taoyuan Land Art Festival in Taiwan. Hofman’s big yellow duck drew millions of visitors as it toured the island last year


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The report claimed that the justice system’s response to hate crime is haphazard at best with the response of gardaí, public prosecutors and courts dependent on the individReport: Bacik uals because of what it says is a lack of clear policy. The researchers found no requirement on judges to impose harsher penalties for racist incidents even if the prejudice has been confirmed. They warned that the recording of hate crimes by the Garda is unsystematic with figures on the pulse system unrepresentative of the reality as the force only classes a minority of the groups which are frequently subjected to abuse. The report, A Life free from fear – Legislating for Hate crime in ireland: An NGO perspective, warned that economic recession offers fertile ground for hate crime and for those who perpetrate such offences.

It’s going to be a ball at Lord Mayor’s charity gig THe capuchin Day centre, inner city Helping Homeless and the irish Hospice foundation are to benefit from this year’s Lord Mayor’s Ball. The event will be held on October 24 and will be sponsored by fire Restaurant & Venue at the Mansion House. The evening will kick off with a drinks reception in the Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor, with guests then proceeding to the adjacent fire conference and events Venue for dinner and dancing. Tickets cost €100 and can be purchased from the Lord Mayor’s office or at Lord Mayor of Dublin, christy Burke said: ‘Thanks to our sponsors, all monies raised will go directly to the three charities.’

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Islamic State despite our serious warnings,’ he said. ‘We take this opportunity to warn those governments that enter this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State to back off and leave our people alone.’ He then vowed that the next victim would be British. Mr Sotloff had been shown at the end of Mr Foley’s execution, with a shaven head and wearing a similar Guantanamo Bay-style orange jumpsuit to his colleague’s. Mr Sotloff’s family ‘knows of this horrific tragedy and is grieving privately’, said spokesman Barak Barfi. British Prime Minister David Cameron last night condemned the ‘despicable and barbaric murder’. ‘IS terrorists speak for no religion,’ he said. ‘They threaten Syrians, Iraqis, Americans and British people alike and make no distinction between Muslims, Christians or any other faith.’ He will today chair a meeting of the British government’s emergency Cobra

committee to discuss how to respond, having suggested 24 hours earlier that Britain could step up military action. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki last night said intelligence agencies were investigating the authenticity of the video. It has also emerged that the mother of Mr Sotloff made an emotional and direct appeal to his captors to spare his life just a week ago. Shirley Sotloff released the clip after the Islamic State broke its own media blackout on news of her son being taken hostage. Her speech, in which she begged ‘the caliph’ to ‘follow the example set by the Prophet Mohammed’, was noted for its deliberate language, chosen in an attempt to show respect to the IS. Footage of Mr Sotloff’s alleged beheading was withheld online by many last night – in contrast to the widespread sharing of James Foley’s. Social media sites seemed quick to take down links and many Twitter and Facebook users encouraged people not to share.

Parents of sick boy freed after cruelty charge reprieve The parents of five-year-old Ashya King were last night set to be reunited with their seriously ill son after being freed from prison. Brett and Naghemeh King were released by The National Court, in Madrid after British authorities dropped child cruelty charges against them. Ashya’s brother Danny, 23, said: ‘I’m in shock… we’ve been waiting so long for this moment to come – and it’s finally come. My parents have to go and see Ashya and get the family together once again. Ashya is a sick boy, he needs his family.’ Sibling Naveed wrote on Facebook: ‘Can’t wait to see them and can’t wait for us all as a family to be with Ashya again.’ Mr and Mrs King had been kept apart from Ashya – who has a brain tumour – since they fled to Spain after taking him out of Southampton

Nato warns Russia as conflict leaves a million homeless MORE than a million people have left homeless by the conflict in Ukraine, the UN has said. The number includes 814,000 Ukrainians who fled to Russia and 260,000 displaced inside the country, added Vincent Cochetel, the organisation’s head of European refugees. It comes after Nato announced it would boost its presence in eastern Europe to protect its members in a plan expected to be approved at a summit in Wales this week. Nato secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen said: ‘We must face the reality that Russia does not consider Nato a partner.’ About

by SHARON MARRIS 20,000 Russian soldiers are on the border and at least 1,000 have entered Ukraine, helping turn the tide in favour of the pro-Russian insurgents, Nato added. Kremlin security adviser Mikhail Popov said Nato’s plan was ‘evidence of the desire of US and Nato leaders to continue their policy of aggravating tensions with Russia.’ He added Russia’s 2010 military doctrine – which permits the use of nuclear weapons should national security be considered in grave danger – would be reviewed. Russian foreign policy adviser


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Hollande’s ex gets revenge with book

FRANcE: President François Hollande’s spurned lover will publish a ‘kiss and tell’ book about their relationship tomorrow. Valérie Trierweiler’s Thank You For The Moment about her 18 months at the Élysée Palace ‘would not spare’ the country’s leader, insiders said. The 49-year-old was effectively sacked from her role in January after Mr Hollande’s affair with actress Julie Gayet.

32 teenagers flee detention centre

AMERIcA: Thirty-two teenagers escaped from a youth detention centre by crawling under a weak spot in a fence. The youngsters, aged 14 to 19, made off after overpowering staff on Monday night. Most were found but nine remained at large yesterday, a children’s services spokesman said. Those who returned were taken to Nashville juvenile court and could face escape charges.

Uber has brakes slammed on taxis General hospital in a row over his care. Ashya has been under armed guard in hospital in Malaga since Saturday, while his distraught parents languished in jail hundreds of miles away. British prime minister David Cameron welcomed the news and said: ‘It’s important this little boy gets treatment and the love of his family.’

Yuri Ushakov also said president Vladimir Putin was taken out of context when he said: ‘I can take Kiev in two weeks’. Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko said ‘the Ukrainian fighting spirit is stronger than that of the occupants.’ Yesterday ‘terrorists dressed in Russian army uniforms’ were accused of attacking a medical column transporting wounded Ukrainian soldiers. Meanwhile, the International Monetary Fund, which gave Ukraine a €13billion bailout in March, said it would need billions more if fighting in the east continued.

GERMANY: Taxi service Uber was yesterday banned across the country. The company, which puts passengers in touch with self-employed, unvetted drivers, was told by a Frankfurt court it did not have the proper permits to operate. However, Uber vowed to ignore the ban, saying: ‘Germany is one of our fastest growing markets in Europe.’

REMEMBERING A LEGEND: Artist Stephen Layne works on a sculpture of boxing heavyweight champion Joe Frazier in Philadelphia. Next year, the sculpture is expected to be placed near the city’s sports stadiums Picture: AP

Apologise or I’ll keep crown MYANMAR: A dethroned beauty queen has refused to return her €80,000 crown until pageant organisers apologise for calling her a ‘liar and a thief’. May Mya Noe, 18, also denied accepting a free boob job after winning Miss Asia Pacific World.

and finally... SPAIN: Morocco’s king was livid after he was mistaken for a people smuggler. His boat was boarded by police in Cueta but he sent them away with a flea in their ear and has since received an apology.

Police say sorry to Cliff for televised house raid THE police force which carried out a raid on Cliff Richard’s home was yesterday accused of ‘sheer incompetence’ by MPs. South Yorkshire Police was condemned over its handling of the high-profile search which was covered by the BBC. The corporation filmed officers entering the star’s Berkshire home on August 14 following a historical allegation of sexual assault on an under-age male. Yesterday chief constable David Crompton agreed the handling and coverage of the raid was ‘insensitive’ and apologised to the singer, who denies the accusation. Home affairs select committee chairman Keith Vaz said MPs were ‘amazed’ at the ‘gross lack of competence’ shown by South Yorkshire Police, which agreed to work with the BBC. He told Mr Crompton: ‘Criminals in South Yorkshire must be rubbing their hands with glee at the thought of dealing with your officers.’ The chief constable – already under pressure over other scandals – answered: ‘I have conceded one or two of the views were a little naive, but I think we were reasonable in terms of what we did.’ Mr Vaz told BBC executives they had acted ‘perfectly properly’.

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Stars united in rage at naked celebrity leak EMMA WATSON has led the backlash against hackers who leaked hundreds of naked pictures and X-rated videos of her fellow female stars. In a show of solidarity for her fellow Hollywood stars such as Jennifer Lawrence (below) and Kirsten Dunst, the Harry Potter star also denounced Twitter users making light of the online exposé. The 24-year-old tweeted: ‘Even worse than seeing women’s privacy violated on social media is reading the accompanying comments that show such a lack of empathy.’ American actress Lena Dunham was more vociferous in

by SEAMuS Duff her anger, labelling whoever posted the images of the likes of Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and Selena Gomez on 4chan a ‘sex offender’. She added: ‘Remember, when you look at these pictures you are violating these women again and again. It’s just not okay.’ Mary Elizabeth Winstead was one of the actresses targeted by the apparent hack of Apple’s iCloud, along with singers Rihanna and Avril Lavigne and TV presenter Cat Deeley. The Final Destination 3 star


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A new low: Lawyers for Kate Upton called the leaking of photos ‘an outrageous violation of her privacy’

tweeted: ‘To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, I hope you feel great about yourselves. ‘Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked.’ Model Kate Upton’s lawyers also confirmed the images were genuine, and called the leak an ‘outrageous violation’ of her privacy. Ariana Grande, however, called the pictures purported to be of her fake, saying her ‘ass is a lot cuter’. Meanwhile, Apple said yesterday it was ‘actively investigating’ the hacks as FBI spokesperson Laura Eimiller said it was ‘addressing the matter’.


Hand-in-hand: Bieber and Gomez at Ontario airport Picture: fameflynet

JUSTIn BIEBER faces new charges after being arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and a quad bike that led to a physical altercation. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) said the incident happened on Friday afternoon near the Canadian pop star’s hometown of Stratford and that Bieber was released on a promise to appear in court on September 29. They said the driver of the quad bike and an occupant of the minivan ‘engaged in a physical altercation’. Bieber, 20, went to a police station and was arrested, then released on a promise to appear in court on September 29, a spokesman for Perth County OPP said. Constable Kees Wijnands said there were no injuries as a result of the collision, but could not say whether there were any injuries from the altercation. Bieber was photographed recently in south-western Ontario riding on a quad


Out for a ride: The pair’s romantic break last week bike with actress and singer Selena Gomez. Earlier this month, Bieber pleaded guilty to misdemeanour charges of careless driving and resisting arrest seven months after his arrest in Miami Beach following what police initially called an illegal street drag race. Bieber is also charged in Toronto with assaulting a limousine driver in late December.


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ANASTACIA has laid into Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, calling their bid to publicise their relationship ill-placed. Asked which celebrity annoyed her most, the 45year-old told Gay Times: ‘It has to be Kimye. They’re just one celebrity. They’re a thing now so you can’t take one without the other.’ Blasting their wedding earlier this year, she continued: ‘Who could miss it? It was everywhere. I feel like their need for attention is just so ill-placed today. They don’t realise the wars and things going on that they become a little obsessive.’

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Zelda Williams breaks her silence

ROBIN WILLIAMS’ heartbroken daughter has returned to Twitter with a strong anti-bullying message. The 25-year-old tweeted a quote from playwright Harvey Fierstein.

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Corden wedding pay-off for Harley

RIzzLE KICKS singer Harley Sylvester said a drunken chat with aspiring writer/director Gabe Turner at James Corden’s wedding led to a starring role in The Guvnors.

I hit photobomber, says rapper Brown

CHRIS BROWN has avoided jail after admitting punching a photobomber last year. The 25-year-old was yesterday sentenced to time served by a Washington court.

Tulisa ‘avoids calls from ex-pal Mike’

TuLISA CONTOSTAVLOS seems to have been avoiding Mike GLC since their joint drug trial collapsed. ‘I have not received a single phone call,’ he told a radio station.

Love rat made me a stronger person ROCHELLE HUMES insists suffering the heartache of being cheated on didn’t get her down. But the 25-year-old Saturdays singer said the previous pain made her question whether she was doing the right thing in hooking up with JLS star Marvin, who she married in 2012. ‘When I first got together with Marvin I thought, ‘Oh god, you’re going out with someone in a boyband. Is this a good idea?’. ‘But I never didn’t trust him. An ex cheated on me and it was awful but I promised I wouldn’t bring that into my next relationship.

‘Being cheated on didn’t make me more insecure, it made me stronger because I know that it’s not your fault. ‘If someone disrespects you it’s their problem, not yours; there’s no point worrying.’ The pop couple are enjoying life as parents to 16-month-old AlaiaMai – even if having a little one has taken the heat out of the bedroom. ‘I’m not too proud to admit that having a child affects the intimacy in a relationship at first,’ she told Cosmopolitan magazine. ‘I hate it when you hear people say they were at it again days later. I don’t believe it!’

Ana’s coming to the party with Attitude

ANA MATRONIC is ready for a party after landing the job of host of this year’s Attitude awards. The Scissor Sister will be out to impress at the gay bash in London next month.


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BRITNEY SPEARS has declared she’s ready for a new man after splitting with her love rat boyfriend of 17 months. The 32-year-old shamed her ex, David Lucado, during her latest Vegas gig. ‘Everyone knows my boyfriend cheated on me,’ she said. ‘But the best part of breaking up is going on first dates.’

Moriarty star tells fellow actors: It is important to be true to yourself


HERLOCK star Andrew Scott has told other actors that coming out of the closet won’t harm their careers. The 37-year-old, who plays Moriarty in the TV series, came out last year but insisted he had never tried to hide his sexuality. ‘I absolutely refute anybody thinking that it has a negative impact on your career,’ he said. ‘It’s more crazy than it ever was. I do feel a sort of peace that I can be authentic and people like that. ‘I struggle a little with the coming out

publicly thing because that was something that I did a long time ago. ‘I did an interview last year and I spoke about it but I’ve certainly never really been “in”. ‘I think it’s very important to be authentic to yourself which I’ve always been. ‘The most important thing is to be who you are. I don’t like to talk about it too much because, frankly, I don’t have much more

to say about it.’ Scott spoke to Guilty Pleasures as he prepared to take to the red carpet for the London premiere of British comedy Pride – a film based on the true story of a group of lesbians and gay men who set up an organisation to support miners during the 1984 strike. The actor refused to be drawn on whether he would be returning for season four of Sherlock and if his character, who was shown killing himself, was really dead. ‘I can’t answer any of those questions. I’m so sorry!’, he said. Pride is released on Friday next week.




HE T E D A M N E R A K W HO LAIN IL V Y X A L A G S A T U C KAREN GILLAN has shared the moment she sheared off her hair for her role in Hollywood smash Guardians Of The Galaxy. The former Doctorr Who girl is seen squirming as a stylist sets to work removing all evidence of her famous red locks. ‘Ohh! It’s really happening to me,’ shrieks the 26-yearold as the first strands are chopped away. By the time it’s all gone, she is already poking fun at her appearance, saying of her new look: ‘That is a moon if I ever saw one.’









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CALL 1890 22 22 22 Gillan made the decision in order to land the part of alien supervillain Nebula. It was clearly worth it as the Marvel

film has taken more than €400million at the worldwide box office since it was released last month.


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How times have changed: the Marks and Spenc Spencer archive exhibition in Leeds will show groovy 1960s miniskirts and (left) men’s casual attire from the 1960s, 70s and 80s

M&S go back to the fuchsia in exhibition ‘Back to School’ advert banned after complaints An ad for American Apparel’s ‘back to school’ range has been banned for ‘inappropriately sexualising’ girls and potentially normalising predatory sexual behaviour. The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the two ads, which both showed the model photographed from behind from a low angle, imitated voyeuristic ‘up-skirt’ shots. Two people complained that the ads were offensive and irresponsible.

WHITE bell bottoms, loud fuchsia prints, sensible cardies and funnel sleeves may be the fashions that time forgot...but Marks & Spencer is bringing them back. Retro designs from the 1960s, 70s and 80s feature in the Marks In Time exhibition charting the retailer’s histo-

ry. It is based at M&S’s archive in the University of Leeds, which was established in 1984 to celebrate the retailer’s 100th anniversary. The archive’s Helen Chatterton said: ‘These three decades are key to the development of technology, fashion and pop culture.’

Clever cockatoos not just ‘pretty birdies’ CoCkatoos learning carpentry skills sounds like a parrot sketch worthy of Monty Python. Yet this is not an example of surreal humour. scientists have observed the brainy birds teaching each other how to make and use wooden tools to obtain food. It all started with a captive Goffin’s cockatoo named Figaro who surprised researchers in austria by spontaneously fashioning stick tools from aviary beam splinters to rake up nuts. He then became the role model for other members of his species, an Indonesian parrot not known to employ tools in the wild. In a series of experiments, the birds watched Figaro perform and copied him by manipulating ready made sticks to obtain food. Remarkably, rather than imitating Figaro – parrot-fashion – they developed their own technique to work best in the test situation.

Bird brained: scientists’ latest findings are as surreal as a Monty Python sketch two of the cockatoos were even able to carve their own tools out of a wooden block. one hit on the idea himself, while the other succeeded after first watching a carpentry demonstration from Figaro. Professor alex kacelnik, part of the oxford University research team, said: ‘there is a substantial

difference between repeating a teacher’s behaviour and emulating his or her achievements while creating one’s own methods. ‘the latter implies a creative process stimulated by a social interaction, while the former could, at least potentially, rely on simpler imitation. the cockatoos seem to

emulate and surpass their teacher, which is what all good professors hope for from their best students.’ the research is reported in Proceedings of the Royal society B. In experiments, one group was shown Figaro at work with his stick tool, while scientists baffled another with ‘ghost demonstrations’ in which hidden magnets were used to make sticks and nuts move apparently on their own. the parrots who watched Figaro’s performance were much more likely to pick up and try out stick tools for themselves than those seeing the ghost demonstrations. While Figaro held sticks by their tips and inserted them through his cage grid at different heights to reach the nuts, his pupils did things differently. the successful observers laid the sticks on the ground and used a quick flipping movement to propel the nuts to within their reach.


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Anger as the air NicOLE turns Sky blue JETziNgER on deadline day

WE’RE used to seeing her music rocket up the charts – now Nicole Scherzinger has reached for the sky with the aid of a jet pack. The Wet singer, 36, tried new water sport craze flyboarding on a girlie holiday in Ibiza, where she also posed on a yacht in a striped bikini. She posted her blast in the air on Instagram, writing: ‘Look mom, I’m flying. Kissing the heavens for u from Ibiza! #epicday #GodIsGood.’

IT’S a TV ratings winner – but Sky Sports transfer deadline day coverage is facing a backlash after fans turned it into an X-rated event. The broadcaster faces a watchdog investigation after reporters were photobombed by supporters with sex toys and viewers complained about fans swearing on air. At Villa Park, in Birmingham, reporter Mark McAdam had his live update interrupted by fans holding a blow-up doll – and colleague Alan Irwin suffered more embarrassment as a sex aid was shoved into his ear by Everton fans.

by DOMiNic YEATMAN Reporter Kaveh Solhekol had to be led to safety at Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park ground as angry fans chanted: ‘We f***ing hate Sky Sports.’ Sky Sports News apologised for the incidents, despite claiming it had received no direct complaints from viewers about its coverage. A spokesman said: ‘We’re looking into ways to avoid this happening again in the future while ensuring fans remain a key part of our live coverage.’

X-rated attack: Sky Sports’ Alan Irwin

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years ago. i was flipping channels and i took a picture of me and Jennie Garth real quick and sent it to her then switched channels. it’s awkward to watch myself at that age, though i look back on it fondly. it was great and cutting edge for the time. We were doing something no one had done before. We were a bunch of kids living this fantastic life and it provided us all with a really great opportunity.

It was sold around the world. Did that open any doors for you? We came to England and met

Prince Andrew. that doesn’t happen every day.

What impact did the show have on your career? A big one.

Have you read Jason Priestley’s book yet? No. Do you have plans to do so?

No. Jason’s a great guy but everyone has their own version of the truth and i don’t think his version is exactly accurate. i love him dearly and wish him the best and hope his book does well… but i heard he wrote something about me demanding limos, but everyone knows i hate limos. And there’s something about me complaining about a private jet – but i wasn’t even on the jet. the objective of people who write these ‘tell all’ books is to sell books and maybe sometimes the truth gets lost between editing and publication. Maybe that’s what happened or maybe that’s what he remembers.

Would you do your own book? No. Maybe when i’m 80 i’ll

can’t focus on that. You just have to put your head down and move forward as best you can, which is what i’ve tried to do.

Your former 90210 co-star Ian Ziering has done Sharknado, made by the same producers as Blood Lake: Attack Of The Killer Lampreys. Would you like to be in Sharknado 3? they were different movies and i wasn’t aware it was the same production company. ours was a horror film and we didn’t strive for Sharknado’s success nor hit it.

What have you enjoyed working on the most? there’s

something good about every project i’ve done. Charmed was a fantastic experience and i love doing Kevin Smith movies. Each project has offered me a learning experience. metroherald

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i had a good career before 90210, do my own book and throw people but it made me a household under the bus, but at the name. With any good moment i have no desire comes bad and there to do so because first were moments of and foremost i’m an getting myself Maybe success actor. Sets are and my character supposed to be a came when I wasn’t confused – i look at ready. In the long run sanctuary. maybe that it as ‘what happens success came I think: ‘Wow, what on the set stays on when i wasn’t the set’. Although i a show to be ready for it. But could tell amazing in the long run i part of’ stories about everyone think: ‘Wow, what a i’ve worked with, i’m show to be part of.’ not that girl. From there i got to work with director Kevin Smith.

You got some negative press – did that have an adverse effect on work you were offered? i’m sure it did, but you

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sHAnnEn DOHERTy, 43, is best known for TV shows Beverly Hills 90210 and Charmed. Her last movie was Blood Lake: Attack Of The Killer Lampreys Beverly Hills 90210 is being repeated – when was the last time you saw it? A couple of


What do you are think the common misconceptions people have of you? i don’t

know. if i worry about what people think of me i’m not being true to who i am. My friend Holly Marie Combs from Charmed said: ‘People’s opinions of me are their business not mine.’ i’ll go with those wise words.

Did you really not realise Heathers was a comedy until the film premiere? Yeah, i

wasn’t sure what Heathers was – i knew it was different and genius but did i realise it was a comedy? Probably not. i was 17 and sheltered – i’d never been on date, i didn’t have driver’s licence, i’d never even cursed – so that script in the comedy sense went right over my head. i thought we were doing something about the social pressure that’s on kids in high schools. then it turned out to be a comedy and a really good one. Andrew Williams

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ditor, as we move closer to 2016 and the anniversary of the Easter rising, i hope Bertie Ahern, Brian Cowen and Enda Kenny will reflect on the evictions of people from their homes and the purchase of more rental properties by rapacious fund companies from abroad, whose only goal is profit, with further negative effect on those renting. Let us hope on the day of centenary celebration that the ghosts of James Connolly, Michael Collins and Padraig Pearse arrive to give all three a kick up the hole. Perhaps then the ghost of an English landlord could help them up. Shame. Darren ■ Fair play to Mary for joining the restoration of this country. Like her, i took my cuts. Bigger cuts on a salary smaller than €50k. As for

the ones over that facing six per cent cuts, get a grip. Stop holding the people that pay your salary – the customers – at ransom. if we start car pooling and taking the bus, you will lose more than 1.6 per cent in revenue, and deservedly so. the train service is a disgrace. i’m a pissed off commuter. Taxpayer ■ Collette, i found leaks in the water pipes at my house in Clontarf too. i rang the number on the leaflet, but didn’t get quite the service it sounds like you got. they gave me a case number too and promised someone would get back to me. that was last week, but not a dickie bird yet. i’m beginning to Sarah get worried… ■ israel illegally seizes a large chunk of someone else’s country

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● Good on ya to the train driver on the 7.35am train from Newbridge into Heuston Station yesterday morning. His apology for the delay to commuters and wishing everyone a pleasant day put a few smiles on faces in the carriage that I was in… Andi ● To Paul, the security guard in my local Tesco, for giving me a hand with the shopping – trolley going one way and kids the other – you were a God-send. Thanks a lot. Carole

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(again) and the West does nothing. Now the West has to shut up about russia grabbing chunks of Ukraine. Either everyone can do it, or nobody can do it. Kevin ■ Your coverage of diego Maradona’s meeting with the pontiff was pathetic yesterday. in the game against England in 1986, Maradona scored one of the greatest solo goals ever scored in the world cup. it followed a 60 metre dribble past five England players. it was voted ‘the Goal of the Century’ by FiFA. com voters in 2002. it is accessible on the net. Maradona was also one of the greatest players ever. He was joint FiFA Player of the 20th Century with Pelé. Yet all the British and our media can do is refer to one doubtful goal in a career which it is difficult to match. A Leavy

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LEVINE CERT: Maroon 5’s Adam Levine has shifted tons of records, judged on The Voice and bagged himself a model wife. Andrew Williams wonders if there’s any integrity left

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‘Who knows how long this will last?’ Maroon 5’s Adam Levine has shifted tons of records, judged on The Voice and bagged himself a model wife. Andrew Williams wonders if there’s any integrity left


G Adam Levine: douchebag?

Since appearing ing on The Voice, Adam Levine has been hailed as ‘king of the douchebags’ by US gossip blogs thanks to his vanity, anity, self-assurance and bro-ish demeanour. anour. When I interviewed Keira Knightley for the film release of Begin Again – in which she has an ill-fated romance with Levine – she said: ‘He’s the most confident creature I’ve ever met. So confident.’

So, A Adam, are you just naturally overconfident or natur has ev everyone got you all wrong? wr ‘She said I’I’m the most confident person she’s confiden met? Tha That’s veryy sweet. I was ins insecure for or a long time about a lot of things,’ things, he says. ‘You can’t block out natural insecurities – I’ve had many and still do.. ‘For me, confidence comes out of not wanting ting to operate from fear. If

I say the wrong thing or if someone doesn’t like me, that’s fine – you’ve got to keep growing and that’s what empowers me in a world where you get so much s*** flung at you ever every day. ‘Everyone puts ‘Eve their ffoot in their mouth aat times. Maybe that’s Ma something she so picked up on… I pick don’t know what don I’m talking about. about.’

etting through to Adam Levine isn’t easy. He was going to call when he was travelling but that plan’s off, his assistant says: ‘He’s driving his classic car today which doesn’t have Bluetooth.’ it’s later decided he’ll talk to me from his dressing room on the US version of the Voice, where he’s been a judge since the show started in 2011. Unfortunately, seconds before i’m put through, his minion tells me i’m banned from asking about his wedding to world-renowned knicker model Behati Prinsloo. instead, we have to focus on the new album, V, his band Maroon 5’s fifth, and on his musical life and times in general. this doesn’t prove easy either – he seems more interested in all-round pontificating rather than getting down to the nitty gritty. For example, he says his band’s longevity (20 years since starting out as Kara’s Flowers) is down to making ‘bold decisions’ but won’t say what they are. ‘i don’t want to cite examples,’ he adds, leaving me to assume he’s talking about their move from indie rock to multimillion-selling production-line pop. ‘You need to think if something is working. You might need to make changes and think: “Why aren’t people connecting with us?”’ he says. ‘You have to strike a balance between playing the game and being honest with yourself and about what you want to put out there in the world.’ Levine and his pals have taken a blatantly mass appeal approach since the Voice gave them a profile-raising

Five films to see at the cinema

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Guardians Of The Galaxy The blockbuster of the summer continues to charm audiences with its blend of wit and action, plus an all-star cast including Chris Pratt, Zoe saldana and Vin diesel. Lucy scarlett Johansson (left) wows in this preposterous but enjoyable thriller from Luc Besson. she’s the drug mule who becomes empowered and able to outwit her enemies. Obvious Child A 20-something new York comedian faces the loss of her boyfriend, her job – and an unwanted pregnancy. Jenny slate is terrific in this frank and funny comedy.

shot in the arm. they’ve shifted some 20million global sales of 2011 hit Moves Like Jagger, nearly 12million copies of 2012’s single Payphone and sold $15million dollars’ worth of tickets on their last tour. they’ve done so by hooking up with big-name producer/songwriter types who pop up again on their new offering – including Ryan tedder, Max Martin, Benny Blanco and Shellback – joined this time by Australian singer/songwriter Sia. ‘She’s one of our best writers right now,’ he says. ‘She also has a lot of integrity. i think she wants to make money like the rest of us but, to her, it’s less important than making great music. i love that about her,’ he says, showing us where he stands on the old art-versus-commerce chestnut. ‘i’m proud we made those bold decisions,’ he continues. ‘it’s been good to transition to this era of music. Who knows how long it will last?’


e’S clearly making the most of it all. Despite being a multimillionaire pop star, he’s found time to release a fragrance and launch his own supermarket clothing range, and led a PR assault to be named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive. He’s also lining up the acting work, presumably in case his hook-laden pop nuggets lose their appeal to the masses. ‘When we do concerts and see people freak out to new songs, that’s the greatest feeling,’ he says. ‘especially at this late stage in the game.’

LAst chAnce to see The Congress


The Rover guy Pearce takes centre stage in this atmospheric outback thriller with an impressive supporting turn from robert Pattinson.


The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari The furniture of the sinister hypnotist is atmospherically depicted in robert Weine’s 1919 german expressionist classic starring Conrad Veidt. showing at the IFI only.

robin Wright stars in an intriguing, trippy vision of the future in which actors sell the rights to their images and live on in digital form.

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Another star turn from the late Philip seymour hoffman, this time playing a german anti-terrorist agent. rachel McAdams co-stars. out Friday.


fringe festival Amanda Coogan – You Told Me To Wash And Clean My Ears

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As part of an ongoing series, we hear from more of the participants hoping to wow audiences in the Tiger Dublin Fringe which kicks off this weekend

Caitríona Ní Mhurchú – Eating Seals & Seagulls’ Eggs

Greetings Metro Herald readers from the thick of rehearsals! We’re covered in paint and deconstructed clothing, wearing shoes on our heads and valiantly waving flags. The Dublin Theatre Of The Deaf and i are mining the untold history of the deaf community in ireland for You Told Me To Wash And clean My Ears, named after the Nina Simone civil rights song Mississippi Goddam. The irish deaf community are in the midst of campaigning for the legal recognition of their language; irish Sign Language, the third indigenous language of ireland. Our small, close knit community are bursting to talk to the hearing world in their own language: iSL. iSL is a magnificent, gestural, performative language. Being an iSL user brings with it different means of expression and an alternative set of cultural values, forefronting the visual and the body. We’re inviting 40 sign language users on stage in Project for Fringe. in this production we’re looking back at the political awakening of the community. in 1971 they came together in a protest march, outraged by the killing of their deaf brother, Eamonn McDevitt, at an anti-internment rally. Forty-three years on and we’re continuing the journey. You Told Me To Wash And Clean My Ears runs at the Project Arts Centre from Sep 16 to Sep 20

The idea for my new play Eating Seals & Seagulls Eggs’ started, although i didn’t realise it at the time, a couple of years ago when i was racially abused on the 123 bus going from Ballybough to Dame Street. A woman, in her sixties, shouted through a saliva-sodden mouth that it was my fault that no irish had jobs and that it was the likes of me that was taking them from them; and that it was because of me that her daughter couldn’t get work – and that i should go back to where i came from. And then she got up from the seat beside me and moved away. Everyone on the bus was staring at me. The 123 is a small single decker bus so everyone had a good view of me and no one came to help or uttered any words of support. it was really a very odd experience. All this made me reflect on many things about us and our society but i couldn’t quite shake off the fact – funny though it undoubtedly was in a strange way – that

i had been verbally attacked for speaking irish in ireland. Around the same time there was a lot about Peig Sayers in the papers and on the radio and how people hated her; those things

came together in my brain. And now here i am with a show opening in Tiger Dublin Fringe. Gulp. Eating Seals & Seagulls’ Eggs runs at the Project Arts Centre from Sep 14 to Sep 20

Roisin Coyle – Sick Sick is a play about Orla, a carer, and Ruth, her mother suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. it’s a play about isolation and care-giving, family and reversing roles. i wanted to write about the extremes of domestic life and the escapism possible through fantasy. i wanted to write about the pressures of caring and what happens at the end of love. i started to write Sick after i read an article in a newspaper about a troubled carer and patient relationship. i was taking part in the Abbey Theatre’s New Playwright Programme at the time and used that story as a starting point for Sick. Eight full drafts later and we are ready to bring Sick to the stage. i am thrilled to stage Sick for the Tiger Dublin Fringe, as it’s an opportunity to work with a fantastically passionate community of people and it’s a brilliant platform for new writing. i am also incredibly lucky to have been given the New Theatre as a venue. My first short play, chaos Theory, was staged there as part of the theatre’s New Writing Week and i love the intimacy of the space. Sick runs at The New Theatre from Sep 15 to Sep 20

Maurice Kelliher – The Lost Hours The Lost Hours is a fiction based on likely truths, a reaction to the aftermath of the murder of five young people, and an attempt to

remember one forgotten victim. While researching these awful events, i realised that hidden in plain sight is the final victim. A factual

footnote; he is only ever mentioned as ‘…and the final victim was...’ The families of the other victims could not but publicly

express unspeakable pain – while our young man appears to be disowned. While the other victims were solemnly remembered, and horror expressed amid unbelieving rage and protest, no relatives or friends of our boy demonstrated a public expression of grief. The possible explanations for this silence may be complex – but for reasons that emerge – the cause may be sadder and simpler. The Lost Hours is a reimagining of one young man’s lost portrait. . The Lost Hour runs at The Lir Academy from Sep 17 to Sep 20

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★ Must see

Film Freedom Writers Film4, 6.40pm

Feelgood triumph-againstadversity classroom drama not a million miles from Dead Poets Society but with Hilary Swank as the dragking version of Robin Williams’ teacher. When Erin Gruwell introduces her class to The Diary Of Anne Frank, their minds are opened. Not that her husband (Patrick Dempsey) is happy about that situation.

inside guinness TV3, 10PM

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Top of the check list for many tourists visiting Dublin, and one of the country’s top attractions for visitors, the Guinness factory is a place where the familiar harp logo dominates the gift shop. But what’s it really like to work in the building that pumps out more than 300million pints of stout every year? This is a rare chance to find out.

ITV2, 8pm

Infuriating dramedy in which upper-middle-class banker Kate (Sarah Jessica Parker) moans non-stop about being a wife and mother. The obvious solution – getting a divorce and putting the kids up for adoption – is not explored; instead ‘chaos’ ensues when Pierce Brosnan sends her a few dodgy emails.

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Zac Efron (left) continues to put High School Musical behind him by once again showing us his meagre chest hair and perky nipples – this time as obnoxious frat bro Teddy who annoys his neighbours Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne with his partying antics. This is all rather formulaic and short on the wacky tomfoolery the premise suggests.


Journalist Jon Ronson casts a fictionalised version of himself as an adolescent who joins Frank Sidebottom’s band. There is seemingly no resemblance between events here and anything papiermâché headed Frank (Michael Fassbender, right with Maggie Gyllenhaal) actually did in real life – which leaves you wondering what the point is.

Sport tennis: us open

Sky Sports 3 & British Eurosport, 4pm

Drama our Zoo BBC1, 9pm

Andy Murray is paying a high price for slipping down the rankings. In tonight’s headline match at Flushing Meadows, his quarter-final opponent is world No 1 Novak Djokovic, who looks to be rounding into ominous form. They have squared up memorably in Grand Slam finals, so we could witness a classic.

internationaL FootbaLL RTÉ Two, 7.45pm

Ireland take on Oman on a night of multiple international friendlies. Darragh Maloney is joined by Kenny Cunningham and Richie Sadlier to present action from the contest at the Aviva Stadium. Meanwhile, Germany and Argentina stage a re-run of World Cup final, watch it on various channels.

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum team up for this hilarious take on the old Johnny Depp series from the ’80s. The pair play old school enemies turned rookie cop mates who attempt to bring down a crime lord. It promised little but delivered in spades riffing brilliantly on many old cop movie cliches.

paradise Hope

Channel 4, 12.55am Animal lovers should flock to this warm-hearted tale of George Mottershead, a shell-shocked World War I veteran who finds an antidote to his shredded nerves by rescuing neglected circus animals and setting up his own zoo in Chester in the early 1930s. Lee Ingleby (above) is on winning form as George, a man who is not going to let a lack of cash, zero experience and a sour-faced mother (Anne Reid) stand in the way of his dream.

When was the last time you saw an Austrian film set in a weight-loss camp? Exactly. So perhaps tonight is the night to give director Ulrich Seidl’s drama a go. This is the most critically wellreceived of his Paradise trilogy, following one family’s ups and downs, and focuses on overweight teenager Melanie. At fat camp, she befriends the more worldly Verena and falls in love with the camp director, 40 years her senior. Will Mel find romance where she least expects it?


★HoriZon: inside tHe darK Web BBC2, 9pm

The internet has transformed our lives in its 25-year history. But is there a downside to instant information and social networking? The answer is a paranoid yes if this report, with inventor David Chaum (above), looking at internet security is to be believed. Our every internet interaction is used to track our movements and build up personality profiles, used by everyone from governments to companies flogging us solar panels.

peann Le par TG4, 9.30PM

Two-part documentary examining the development of the written word from its origins, over 5,000 years ago in Mesopotamia, to the present day. The first episode looks at the start of the wirtten language, from the caves in Lascaux and their markings to the origin of numbers.

tHe gypsy matcHmaKer C4, 10pm

The Roma community is met with suspicion and often antagonism wherever it goes. So what lies behind the culture clash? This documentary tries to get to grips with the Roma, a closely knit clan-based society in which arranged marriages for young teenagers are an accepted practice even today.

tHe HomeLess sHeLter TV3, 9pm

Since 1844 St Vincent de Paul has been lending a helping hand to Ireland’s homeless population. It has worked with a wide range of people experiencing social exclusion throughout the country. Some of the people working to combat homelessness are highlighted in this two-part documentary. Cameras focus on staff working in 24-hour shelters, including Cork, and follow those who are in need of their services.

Life dear dolly

Dear Edele. Joining the illustrious rank of ‘celebrities’ in the Big Brother house, including professional camel toe, TOWIE’s Lauren Goodger, Benefits Street’s White Dee and Kelly Brook’s latest beefcake beau, David McIntosh, you may soon live to regret embarking on this new ‘journey’. While there’s no shame in trying to reboot one’s career, equally, there’s none in pursuing a proper job far away from the capricious spotlight. Outside the context of The Big


A student I met is an exotic dancer who said she makes more money in one night than waitressing three times a week. I’m not being a big head but I am a good dancer having studied ballet, and think I can bring something new to the genre. But I would have to lie to my parents and friends, who wouldn’t approve. Is it possible to lead a double life? NC Not when one of your tutors or fellow students recognises you grinding against a beer mat. One stripper’s exploitation is another woman’s liberation, so while I will not judge your interest in getting naked to a crowd of beer-goggleeyed men, I do worry that fast cash is your only god. Also, did she tell you there’s nothing ‘exotic’ about forking out for stage and DJ fees, perpetual spray tans, Hollywood waxes, and batting off frustrated husbands? Adding stripper to your CV will not endear you to potential employers later (unless it’s Peter Stringfellow), nor will leaving a big gap in it altogether. And: The last time a lap-dancer performed a sous-sus was… never.


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I was going to break up with my boyfriend last weekend – then he gave me Fringe Festival tickets for my birthday. He’s a nice guy but doesn’t stop talking so I’m not sure I can put up with him for a long weekend. On the other hand, the line-up is deadly… Shall I break up with him before or after? Fringe Frieda


Go. Go. For all of us. The event is almost sold out so you’d regret staying at home, listening to him drone on in the pub. Festivals are perfect for drowning out boring partners so sit tight for a few weeks before delivering the bad news.

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Reunion, a career that relied entirely on diddly-eye and double-denim can no longer flourish in a world of Beyonce, Ellie Goulding and Pharrell Williams – c’est la vie. You may win, like in Celebrity Apprentice Ireland, you may be the first evictee; either way, you will do something to embarrass your twin Keavy and brother Shane. Yes – even them. So just stop. Please?

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I had my first baby six months ago, and to help boost my confidence my husband bought me a ‘boudoir photography’ voucher. Yes – to get my kit off in a photographic studio. I hate my Caesarean scar and stubborn baby weight. He says that he finds me ‘sexier now than ever’ but I just feel like he’s rushing me or something. Can I ask him to buy me a pair of nice shoes (flats) instead?


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e’re making a film about gays and coalminers,’ actor Joseph Gilgun tells a gaggle of teenage girls who’ve turned out, like moths drawn to a flame, to watch the Misfits star shooting scenes for Pride. ‘What d’ya think about that?’ They’re fairly nonplussed, truth be told, more interested in asking Gilgun to pose for their selfies, which he does quite happily. ‘Don’t get knocked up!’ he advises the starstruck posse as they head off down the street. Gilgun’s summary is on point: Pride details an intriguing chapter in British history, when a group of gay Londoners, dubbing themselves LGSM (Lesbians and

Matt Mueller goes on set of the next British film hit, PRIDE Gays Support the Miners), set out to help one South Wales community during the bitter 1984-85 strikes against Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government. As scripted by Stephen Beresford and directed by Matthew Warchus, the film celebrates two disparate groups not always enamoured of one another but overcoming prejudice to reach a joyously uncynical solidarity. ‘We haven’t got an agenda with Pride,’ says Warchus, whose background is mainly theatre, with hit musical Matilda among his credits. ‘It’s not preachy; it’s not trying to serve a particular constituency or defend

any beliefs. I can imagine an audience of all kinds laughing at the same situations in the film.’ Joining Gilgun on location today are Dominic West, Andrew Scott (Sherlock), rising British stars George MacKay and Faye Marsay and American newcomer Ben Schnetzer, who takes Pride’s ostensible lead as fiery activist Mark Ashton. Call them Team LGSM. Meanwhile, Imelda Staunton, Bill Nighy and Paddy Considine are among the actors portraying the Welsh mining community. When it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival it went down a storm, with superlatives fired at its ensemble, and it looks set to be similarly embraced here.

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Easy ways to less stress

Reduce your stress now Benjamin Bonetti says you can start reducing stress levels immediately with just four simple steps.


Create healthy habits The single best thing you can do to feel calmer is to improve your fitness levels. Exercise not only improves physical confidence but it also helps your brain work more efficiently and process information faster. Just 40 minutes of moderate exercise a day will reset your stress thermostat and motivate you to improve your overall well‑being.

To effectively tackle stress you need to deal with the underlying causes, writes Vicki-Marie Cossar


id you run all the way to the station today, terrified you were going to miss your train? Have you been fretting all night about the presentation you have to give this morning? it’s almost impossible to exist in today’s world without stress. But self-help guru and hypnotherapist Benjamin Bonetti (below) claims many of us are hiding behind stress and blaming all our failings on it, when what we should be doing is changing our lives to avoid it. ‘Stress is just a natural reaction to an area of your life where the boundaries are being pushed,’ says Bonetti. ‘it’s the fight or flight response we hear so much about. There’s no denying it exists, but we find it easier to blame stress rather than deal with the reasons behind it. People have been brainwashed into thinking change has to be difficult. But we have control over that now. We just have to make the conscious decision to do something about it.’ Research shows that thousands of adults in ireland see their GP with mental health problems each year; most of these are stress-related. in ireland the majority of workers in every industrial sector claim to be stressed. And in the uK, it’s estimated that 13.3million working days are lost to stress every year. Muscle tension, lethargy,

lack of focus and feeling snappy and irritable are all signs you’re likely to be suffering from stress, and it can end up leading to even bigger problems such as weight gain, anxiety, depression and even substance abuse. Luckily Bonetti claims he can teach us to banish stress by taking a series of micro-steps to help us regain control over our mental wellbeing (see right). ‘Begin with some internal reflection,’ he says. ‘This doesn’t have to be done in a therapy environment, it can be done on your morning commute. Ask yourself how you can change just one stressor. Be honest. And keep it simple.’ And your ability to change your state of mind, Bonetti says, becomes better with practice. ‘yes, life can be unfair and bring about situations you’re unhappy with but when put into perspective, stress is simply a natural way for your body to highlight an aspect of your life that isn’t working. ‘Avoid the temptation to ignore these signs and deal with them now. The longer you fail to take action, the harder it will be to alter your state.’


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Reduce your commitments It can be overwhelming when you look at how much is going on in your life. Making promises you can’t keep (that 7.30am breakfast meeting, scheduled for the day after your third night out in a row) will leave your ‘available’ thinking power overloaded with negativity and worry. Just dial down the commitments and you’ll begin to feel more in control and less anxious.


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Flip your thinking Simply re‑jigging the way you think can help you avoid stress. Things that take you out of your comfort zone generally induce stress, such as public speaking. But flipping your way of thinking (from fear to the fact that you’re learning a new skill) could introduce flexibility into your way of thinking and in turn reduce the stress of the task.

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Rest your mind Time out every week is a must. This time should be scheduled and not broken. Switch off your phone and choose a place where stress is not an option. This could be a tranquil setting such as the beach or the countryside, or time in a hot bubble bath away from the children. Ensure this time is dedicated to thinking about ways to reduce your stress and encourage a healthier outlook on life.

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Don’t know your PHA from your HIIT? Your MetCon from Tabata? Vicki-Marie Cossar gets the lowdown on today’s training methods

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What A routine named after its creator, Izumi Tabata, that uses your own bodyweight. ‘Simply put, Tabata is the hardest four minutes of your life,’ says Richard Scrivener, a Tabata master trainer at Fitness First ( ‘It involves pushing your body’s energy-making systems to their limit as you work to your max for 20 seconds and then rest for 10 seconds, repeated for eight rounds.’ Calorie burn Classes are 20 minutes long, made up of a warm-up, four-minute Tabata set and cool-down. ‘The most calories burnt I’ve recorded is 250 in this fourminute session,’ says Scrivener. Benefits ‘The moves call upon every muscle in the body and more often than not involve jumping and moving from the ground to upright very quickly,’ says Scrivener. ‘This specific protocol has been proven to boost both endurance and fitness levels.’

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HigH intensity interval training

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What A routine made up of short, intense bursts of exercise. ‘This can be as simple as skipping, or sprinting outdoors, or on a treadmill for 30 seconds at 85 per cent intensity and then resting for one minute, then repeating six to eight times,’ says Alex Davies of Virgin Active ( Calorie burn: Davies says you can burn 300-plus calories in a 20-minute class.

What A system that works your heart, lungs and energy-producing cells. ‘In other words, it’s a wide-ranging stimulus on the body, taxing the aerobic, anaerobic and muscular systems,’ says Tim Hart, at the Reebok Sports Club ( Exercises are done in quick bursts. Calorie burn Hart says you can burn 500 calories in a 45-minute class.

Benefits ‘The effect of the higher intensity training is to improve both your cardiovascular and anaerobic systems,’ says Davies. ‘When performing HIIT, your capacity in these areas increases over time so you are able to train for longer and harder, thus increasing your metabolism even further and ultimately burning more calories.’


What A routine that works different muscle groups consecutively, followed by full-body exercises and cardiovascular work. ‘This stops any blood from pooling in a particular muscle group and keeps oxygenrich blood flowing around the body,’ says Joel Hilton, co-founder of ‘This burns stacks of calories due to the demands this puts on your cardiovascular system.’ Calorie burn Hilton says it’s possible to burn up to 1,000 calories in a one-hour class. Benefits ‘This type of training makes for a varied and challenging workout routine, which helps stave off boredom and keep individuals motivated,’ says Hilton. ‘It isn’t so good for those who are looking to build muscle bulk but if you want to lose weight, tone up and improve overall fitness, this is a great option for you.’

Benefits ‘Such training is growing in popularity, as demonstrated by the success of workouts such as Insanity, P90X and Crossfit,’ says Hart. ‘However, the beauty of it is it can be done anywhere. Try bursts of cardio work such as burpees or squat jumps alongside full bodyweight exercises like squats or pull-ups. Keep the rest periods short and you’ll have a recipe for success.’



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Murphy lays injury rumours to rest doneGAL captain Michael Murphy has rubbished injury fears ahead of the All-Ireland Football Final against Kerry. the big full-forward shipped a heavy blow to his leg late in sunday’s surprise six-point semifinal win over holders dublin. It prompted fears among fans that the 2012 All-Ireland winning captain may be a doubt for their september 21 clash with Kerry – though he insisted it’s no big deal. ‘the dead leg is grand,’ said

Just a knock: Michael Murphy is back in training. picture: inpho

Murphy. ‘I was lucky it happened towards the end of the game. I just kind of collided with one of the other players, his knee just

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New heights: Dublin won’t want to undo Daly’s good work picture: inpho much better position than it was. You’d hope the quality of the candidates will reflect that.’ McCaffrey said he had an inkling that Daly, linked with the Galway job currently under review, was going to call it a day. ‘A few of us had been chatting to him over the last couple of weeks, as time went on you were getting a feeling of the way he was leaning,’ admitted the lucan Sarsfields man.

still or go backwards, we want to push on,’ continued McCaffrey. ‘but they are big boots to fill. Everything about Anthony Daly was top class, from his back room team to everyone he had alongside him to obviously himself. ‘His knowledge of the game was second to none. but i do think it’s a different job now to the one that he initially took. He’s raised the whole profile of it and the county is at a

Tipp legend lays down challenge to Callanan

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came off my leg and it was nothing more than that. ‘so I’ll look forward to getting back training now tonight.’ donegal and Kerry both wore change strips of white and navy blue respectively when they last met in the 2012 quarter-finals. But they will wear their regular kits this time. ‘It mustn’t be too bad of a clash,’ reasoned Murphy. ‘We’re predominantly yellow and they’re predominantly green.’

Daly successor not likely to be a Dub

Dublin hurling captain Johnny McCaffrey believes that Anthony Daly’s successor as manager will ultimately be another non-native. County chairman Andy Kettle has stated that he hopes to have a new manager in place by early October to coincide with the concluding stages of the club championship. but high profile native candidates are thin on the ground meaning the 2013 leinster champions are highly likely to go for another non-Dubliner. Tipperary men Richie Stakelum and Tommy Dunne, both involved with Daly’s back room team, as well as nicky English, Donal Og Cusack and liam Sheedy have already been linked with the role. ‘Personally, i’d say it’s probably going to be an outside appointment, yeah,’ said McCaffrey. ‘You just don’t know who that will be until people come forward or until people are asked. but i would feel they will go the same way again with a name from outside Dublin.’ The leinster title-winning captain said it is a crucial appointment after making such huge strides under Daly. Dublin won their first league and leinster titles in the modern era and desperately fear a backward step now. ‘That’s why it’s such a critical appointment because we’ve got to a certain level and we don’t want to stand

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TiPPERARY legend John leahy has put it on the line for Hurler of the Year contender Seamus Callanan, insisting he still has to prove that he can deliver on the big day. Sharp shooter Callanan has been Tipp’s stand-out performer in the run to Sunday’s All-ireland Hurling Final against giants Kilkenny. The 25-year-old added

2-4 in the semi-final win over Cork to the massive 5-34 he’d already contributed. That leaves him locked in a head-tohead with TJ Reid for the Championship’s top scorer award while he is battling Reid and Richie Hogan for the Hurler of the Year gong. but according to exTipp forward leahy, one bad performance will ruin all of that and

even bring Callanan’s reputation as a top player into question. ‘i think it is the biggest test yet for Seamus,’ said leahy. ‘He did okay in the league final, he didn’t perform against limerick and now he’s after performing in the last three or four games. So he’s been given another opportunity within the one year to get rid of the doubters.’

Lee WestWood admitted he breathed a sigh of relief after being chosen for a Ryder Cup wild card ahead of fellow former world number one Luke donald. Westwood, stephen Gallacher and Ian Poulter were selected by european captain Paul McGinley for his team to face the United states at Gleneagles at the end of the month, with McGinley admitting ‘glimpses’ of form from Westwood had edged him ahead of donald. ‘I am obviously delighted, the Ryder Cup has always been a massive thing in my career,’ said Westwood, who has made eight consecutive appearances but suffered a slump in form midseason after winning the Malaysian open in April. ‘I have played a lot better the last month. Paul asked me to show some form and I think I did so, especially in the final round at Bridgestone (a 63) and then leading after the first round of the Us PGA as well. I think Paul has picked me for my experience. I

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have played under eight different captains and pretty much seen all it can throw at you. ‘I think the european team just gets harder and harder to make every couple of years. the strength in depth on tour is phenomenal now. I reckon Luke will be very disappointed, but those are the decisions the captain has to make. ‘At the end of the day, he goes with his gut feeling. He’s got to be, like he said, very cold in making his decisions and personal relationships can’t come into that,’ Westwood added.

stephen Gallacher The 39-year-old Scot is the form horse of the trio. Gallacher (right) missed out on automatic selection by one shot after a storming finish to the Italian Open. Will be making his debut at a course where he boasts four top-ten finishes in his last five starts and guarantees fevered home support. Cup record: n/a

lee WestWood The veteran from Worksop will be the most relieved of McGinley’s picks. Westwood (left) has been well below his best this year but the 41-year-old gets the nod due to his excellent performances in eight consecutive Ryder Cup appearances since his debut in 1997.

Ryder Cup record: W18 L13 H6

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Phelan: United lose identity by letting Dan go


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Next legend? Falcao poses with Old Trafford hero and now assistant boss Ryan Giggs

ROBIN VaN Persie has dismissed reports his knee problems forced the sensational loan signing of Radamel Falcao, and insisted he will not be needing surgery. Claims have been made the Manchester United star (pictured) is facing a spell on the sidelines, but he told Fox Sports NL: ‘I am impressed that people pick up the imagination to invent something like that. I can say with my hand on my heart that I won’t be in a hospital to have the operation.’

ManchEstEr United have lost part of their ‘identity’ by selling Danny Welbeck to arsenal, according to the club’s former assistant manager Mike Phelan. While United were wrapping up a loan deal for radamel Falcao, Welbeck – an academy product – was heading to the Gunners for £16million. United and former boss sir alex Ferguson have been famed for their ability to produce homegrown talent, and Phelan said: ‘Danny Welbeck has been part of United’s identity and that has been broken. What will happen in the future now, nobody knows, but that thread has been broken now. ‘Maybe this is the start of a new way at United and maybe that is the way football is going. Is it better to look at the instant than the future? It is a difficult one because youth is always the future.’

Nurtured: Welbeck, right, with Ferguson

THEy sAiD iT ‘Seeing Danny leave United is sad – but the manager knows what he is doing’

Love is Gaal around as Falcao is unveiled

United legend David Beckham, left, on Welbeck’s deadline-day exit

Gill quits Fifa race EX-ManchEstEr United chief executive David Gill has ruled himself out of the running for the British Fifa vice-presidency. Gill’s move follows Uefa chief Michel Platini’s decision not to challenge sepp Blatter as head of Fifa. Football association vice-president Gill has said he does not want to work under Blatter.

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Respected: Van Gaal

Radamel Falcao is excited to be working with louis van Gaal after completing his shock move to manchester United. The prolific colombia striker joined United in a £6million season-long loan deal from monaco on deadline day, and now the 28-year-old is looking forward to immersing himself in dutchman Van Gaal’s philosophy. The forward, who could make the move permanent next summer, said: ‘I am very excited for that. Van Gaal is a very good trainer with a lot of experience. ‘I want to do the best for the team, for him and also for the sup-

by jAMEs bOyLAn porters.’ United captain Wayne Rooney welcomed the capture of his fellow striker, saying: ‘I obviously don’t know how it could af-

9 Shirt number Falcao has been handed – it has been vacant since Dimitar Berbatov left in 2012 fect my role [in the team], that is something you’d have to ask louis van Gaal. ‘But I think it is a fantastic sign-

ing, he is one of the best players in the world. It is a real sign of intent from us.’ Former United defender Paul Parker, however, reckons Falcao’s arrival is bad news for the skipper. Writing for eurosport, Parker ventured: ‘once [Robin] Van Persie is fully fit again, Rooney must be the person to be dropped. For me, it’ll be RVP and Falcao [starting up front] every time. ‘although there’s lots of talk about him playing in the hole behind that two, that’d be a huge mistake – why have Rooney there when Juan mata or angel di maria would do the job so much better?’

Gibson looking to relaunch his ireland career after injury nightmare daRRon GIBson admits it is a case of ‘now or never’ as he attempts to establish himself as a regular in the Republic of Ireland team. The 26-year-old everton midfielder will pull on the green shirt for tonight’s friendly against oman at the aviva stadium ten months after his last appearance there ended in agony as he suffered the cruciate ligament injury which sidelined him for much of the intervening period. Injuries and Gibson’s disenchantment with former manager Giovanni Trapattoni have limited his senior international career to 21 caps and he knows his latest opportunity under current boss martin o’neill is one he cannot afford to pass up.

He said: ‘Being out for ten months last season gave me a lot of time to think about things, and I think this is now or never, really, to be honest with you, so I am looking forward to the task ahead.


‘I’m looking forward to the task ahead’ ‘It just made me realise that I’m not getting any younger. I need to start playing games and I need to start doing well for myself. It’s a big opportunity for me.’ Gibson’s misfortune struck in october last year when he collapsed in agony during the first half of

Unfortunate injury: Darron Gibson

Ireland’s 3-1 World cup qualifier victory over Kazakhstan and was carried from the field on a stretcher. scans quickly confirmed damage to his anterior cruciate ligament, condemning him to surgery and a lengthy period of rehabilitation. The former manchester United midfielder had only just returned to the Republic fold having been recalled by caretaker manager noel King following Trapattoni’s exit. Gibson travelled to the euro 2012 finals, but did not taste a single minute of action in Poland and Ukraine, and his response was to reluctantly make himself unavailable to his country. as a result, he is eager to make up

for lost time with the euro 2016 qualifying campaign due to get under way in Georgia on sunday. Gibson said: ‘It was the second game back, wasn’t it? It was tough for me, I was devastated when I did it. But the staff and players at everton helped me through it. ‘Being out for ten months is tough. The hardest thing was going every week to Goodison Park and watching the lads knowing I should have been playing, and there was not really much I could do about it. ‘But the physios are good there and the staff are good, and they helped me through it. It is very hard. You want to be playing and training every day. It takes a bit of getting used to.’



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Fussy Fabio left fuming by his critics Bruce isn’t

LIVERPooL forward Fabio Borini has defended himself against accusations he has wildly unrealistic expectations after turning down two moves during the transfer window. The Italian rejected a £14million switch to Sunderland, where he was on loan last season, before saying no to QPR, who claimed they could not

Tom hopes Villa is step to place in the country ToM CLEVERLEY has targeted a recall to the England side after completing his switch from Manchester United to Aston Villa. Having called off a permanent deal over the 25-year-old’s wage demands, the Premier League yesterday confirmed Villa completed their last-ditch loan swoop before the transfer deadline. Now Cleverley, capped 13 times by England, hopes playing under Villa manager Paul Lambert and assistant Roy Keane can help him to force his way back into national

match the 23-year-old’s reported £90,000-per-week wage demands. Borini (pictured) will struggle to find a place on the bench at Anfield, let alone the starting XI. However, the former Chelsea trainee tweeted: ‘Finally the madness is finished! I protected the MAN and the player that I am today, taking all

the responsibility of the situation and for people who didn’t want it. And I’m VERY happy with myself to have taken such an important decision!’ Borini was boss Brendan Rodgers’ first Anfield signing in 2012, at a cost of £10.5m from Roma. Injuries dogged his maiden season but he was a favourite at Sunderland last term.

Arf shocked to pull deal out the Hat

Hull boss Steve Bruce admits he was surprised he could sign Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa on loan. The Frenchman was joined at the Tigers on deadline day by record signing Abel Hernandez, Gaston Ramirez and Mohamed Diame. ‘I’ve been monitoring Ben Arfa for a couple of weeks and we quietly made it happen,’ said Bruce. ‘I didn’t think it would be possible to do a loan deal but the later it got, the more beneficial it became. With a bit of patience and luck,

by JOHN PAYNE Villa. Playing football is what matters most to me and I’m looking forward to getting back to what I know I can do. ‘The prospect of working under the manager and Roy, who were both fantastic midfielders in their playing careers, made the decision to come to Villa an easy one.’ Everton also tried to sign Cleverley but failed to strike a deal. Villa are believed to have a clause in place to make the former Bradford

we’ve managed to pull in a really good player. ‘He is a wonderful talent and will bring that bit of flair and creativity every team needs.’ Ben Arfa had fallen out of favour with Newcastle boss Alan Pardew but exMagpies star Olivier Bernard called the seasonlong deal ‘a big gamble’. ‘It seems Alan is the only one who doesn’t believe in Hatem (pictured),’ he said. ‘Newcastle won’t look very good if he starts to perform the way Hatem can in a Hull City shirt.’

‘The prospect of playing for Lambert and Keane made it an easy decision’ boss Roy Hodgson’s plans. youth player’s loan permanent. ‘I have to get back playing and ‘It is a team that plays the style hopefully as a by-product of that of football I like,’ Cleverley I can get back in the Engadded. ‘They play with land team,’ said midfieldhigh energy, they pass er Cleverley, whose last and move and there cap came against Gerare a lot of good many last November. young players. Cleverley scored ‘I am concentrating ‘The manager told just once for on trying to come in me the way that he’d United last and hit the ground runlike me to play and it season ning so I can help Aston all sat perfectly for me.’ Claret and new: Cleverley believes Villa’s style will suit him

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Hornets claim Oscar triumph Henen makes late 5 Years, the switch to Toffees

WATFORD have appointed former Brighton boss Oscar Garcia as their head coach. The Hornets moved quickly to appoint the 41year-old (pictured), who spent a season at the Amex Stadium, following the resignation of Beppe Sannino on Sunday. A club statement read: ‘Watford are delighted to confirm Oscar Garcia as head coach. The Hornets won the race against several highprofile English clubs to secure his services. Oscar’s recent

experience, taking Brighton into last season’s Championship promotion play-offs, was a key factor in his appointment.’

EVERTON made a last-minute addition on transfer deadline day with the loan signing of Belgian 18-year-old David Henen. He had been training with the Toffees until recently but parent club Anderlecht decided to sell him to Olympiakos on Monday. However, Everton struck a deal to bring the player back to England for a season-long loan. ‘At this stage he will go into the Under-21 development squad,’ manager Roberto Martinez said.

length of Cesar Azpilicueta’s new deal at Chelsea. The Spanish defender (pictured) has been rewarded for his impressive form over the last two seasons.

Every Guid Bhoy deserves a favour THE SCOTTiSH FA has appealed to Fifa to have Celtic’s loan move for Manchester City striker John Guidetti (pictured) ratified. The Swede’s transfer was not completed before deadline but the SFA wants the world governing body to make an exception. The Bhoys’ signing of striker Stefan Scepovic from Sporting de Gijon did go through on time.


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DOnALD LEfT OuT Of wiLD cARD pick EuropEan captain paul McGinley yesterday completed his ryder Cup team for Gleneagles by naming Lee Westwood, Ian poulter and Stephen Gallacher as his three wild cards. That meant there was no place for former world number one Luke Donald as Europe look to claim an eighth win in the last ten stagings of the biennial contest against the united States on September 26-28. Westwood has made eight consecutive appearances since making his debut in 1997, winning 21 points from 37 matches. The 41-year-old finished seventh in the Masters in april and won in Malaysia the following week, but suffered a slump in form until a final round of 63 in the WGCBridgestone Invitational in august. He also shared the lead after the first round of the uS pGa Championship before finishing 15th, but failed to advance beyond the first FedEx Cup play-off event. Gallacher came agonisingly close to securing

an automatic place on the team by finishing third in the Italian open on Sunday, just one shot out of the share of second place he required. However, McGinley stayed on in Turin after missing the cut and witnessed the Scot card a flawless closing 65 to record his 10th top ten finish of a qualifying campaign which also saw him retain his Dubai Desert Classic title in February. poulter has earned the nickname ‘Mr ryder Cup’ and it is hard not to see why. This is the third time he has needed a wild card to make the team, but he has raised his game on every occasion and none more so than at Medinah in 2012. The 38-year-old won all four of his matches and famously birdied the last five holes alongside rory McIlroy to beat Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson in the Saturday fourballs.

teed up: european Ryder Cup captain Paul mcGinley has completed his line-up

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missing out: Joey O’Brien will return to West Ham for treatment on his ankle picture: inpho

Ankle injury forces O’Brien out of squad West Ham defender Joey O’Brien has withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland squad through injury. the 28-year-old, who met up with his international colleagues in malahide on sunday, is to return to his club for treatment on a knee injury. O’Brien’s withdrawal means manager martin O’Neill now has 26 players at his disposal as he prepares for tonight’s friendly against Oman in Dublin and the opening euro 2016 qualifier in Georgia on sunday.

Martin O’neill is relishing the task of finally sending his republic of ireland team into battle in earnest for the first time. the republic will play the eighth game of the 62year-old’s reign to date this evening, a friendly against Oman in Dublin, before he takes charge of his first competitive fixture, Sunday’s opening euro 2016 qualifier against Georgia in tbilisi. O’neill has had to wait ten months for the meaningful matches to come around, but that has simply served to whet his appetite. He said: ‘it’s been a long time. it’s something i’ve never been used to, to play a competitive game how many months, eight or nine after you joined in november last year? ‘any job you have gone to at club level if you were only starting at pre-season, other than that you would be stepping into the job and playing a competitive game within a couple of days. ‘this is the first competitive game and we want to start as strongly as we can, try to get some points on the board if it’s at all possible, in a group that’s going to be tight. ‘i have said this before: the group is going to be very, very tight and i think four sides will be vying for that position.’ O’neill will use the Oman game to convince himself of a series of outstanding issues ahead of the trip to Georgia, principally the

fitness of midfielders Darron Gibson and James McClean, as they recover from injuries. Shay Given, who has returned to the fold at 38, could win a 126th senior cap with he and rob elliot likely to share goalkeeping duties. Gibson will start after ten months on the sideline with a cruciate ligament injury. asked if his team for Sunday is already picked in his head, O’neill said: ‘i’d like to see how Darron performs. i’d like to see the fitness levels of a couple – James McClean, of course, hasn’t played much. ‘that’s very much a case of a day-by-day thing. He has trained with us the last few days. He hasn’t had any football since he had an injury back on July 10 or 12. However, while there may be still places up for grabs, O’neill acknowledges that the bulk of his team is selected, and that those men who will be involved at the weekend, but not necessarily against the Omanis, are already focussing on what is required in tbilisi. He said: ‘this friendly game has come up at this moment to get a little bit of preparation in, but those boys who will not start the game, but who’ll be pretty well-assured of playing on Sunday, are thinking about it. ‘they are into it. We are into it, we are trying to get ready. it’s a long road ahead, but it’s a glorious place to end and that’s where we want to go, we want to try to get there.’

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