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THE STUDENT MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2013
LETTER FROM THE FOUNDERS I have absolutely no idea how January managed to fly by so quickly, but it did, and February’s already here. Admittedly, we spent most of the time in the office getting things perfect just for you. That includes a brand new website, our new Contributors Programme and a fresh new look to the digital magazine. In this issue we’ve got lots for you to enjoy, including a review of ITV’s Mr Selfridge, High Street fashion tips, brand new recipes and much, much more! Oh, and remember to connect with us on Twitter and Facebook for regular updates.
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MOVIES FASHION SPRING: ON TREND HIGH STREET FASHION NO MORE PAGE 3 VALENTINE’S GIFTS HMV RITA ORA MUSIC EU REFERENDUM LEAVE AN IMPRESSION PINTEREST IRON’S OUT, CAT’S IN GTA V TOP GEAR MR SELFRIDGE HYMYM MCLAREN TRANSFER DAY TSM FOOD
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I GIVE IT A YEAR WHEN WHO 14 FEB | RAFE SPALL, SIMON BAKER, ANA FARIS This hilarious comedy takes a new look at weddings, examining the first nine months of marriage, rather than the build-up to the big day. If the new couple thought the best man’s speech was awkward enough, it’ll come to look like a breeze compared to the start to their marriage, leaving them wondering if they’re even meant to be together. More problems then begin to appear when the groom’s exgirlfriend and the new bride’s handsome client make them rethink their choice of partner. WHY SHOULD I SEE IT? It’s a painfully funny comedy putting a new spin on old-style wedding movies.
HYDE PARK ON HUDSON WHEN WHO 1 FEB | BILL MURRAY, OLIVIA WILLIAMS, SAMUEL WEST It’s 1939 and in the months before World War II, Britain is seeking the support of its greatest ally – America. Over on the other side of the Atlantic, Margaret Suckley is invited to accompany her distant cousin, President Roosevelt, to his Hyde Park estate. He’s also invited King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to stay, forming history as it would be the first time any King of England has visited America. The visit helps the President build support for Britain in the run-up to one of the darkest moments of the last century. WHY SHOULD I SEE IT? Bill Murray puts in a sterling performance as President Roosevelt makes history in this truth-based drama.
STOKER WHEN WHO 1ST MAR | MIA WASIKOWSKA, MATTHEW GOODE, NICOLE KIDMAN Bullied at school, India Stoker is a friendless individual who has a bitter relationship with her mother, Evelyn. When her father dies in a car crash, her estranged uncle, Charlie, comes to live at their estate, further disturbing the already unsettled atmosphere. Then India begins to suspect her uncle had something to do with her father’s death, becoming infatuated with him in the process. WHY SHOULD I SEE IT? It’s a brilliantly unsettling thriller that will put an entirely new meaning on the phrase ‘dysfunctional family’.
BILL MURRAY STARS AS PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT IN HYDE PARK ON HUDSON
BROKEN CITY WHEN WHO 1ST MARCH | MARK WAHLBERG, CATHERINE ZETA-JONES, BARRY PEPPER Billy Taggart is a disgraced ex-cop who is thrown a lifeline by New York City Mayor, Nicholas Hostetler, in his bid to clean up his ‘broken’ city. He hires Billy to be his eyes on the ground, but things get tricky very quickly when he’s hired to trail the Mayor’s wife and gather evidence of her apparent affair. When he uncovers a careerbreaking scandal, the Mayor double-crosses him, leaving Billy out for justice. WHY SHOULD I SEE IT? Wahlberg plays a brilliant role opposite Russell Crowe in a story plunging you into a world of false loyalty built on corrupt foundations.
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a-list it seems that spring has already come for the likes of marc Jacobs, valentino and prada.
But does this mean anything to the likes of you or I? Perhaps, but I personally won't be setting out to snatch myself the next Prada Kimono-inspired wrap jacket, no matter how lovely and floral the print is. So—what are the trending predictions for this coming season? By the looks of things there is a war on the horizon, a battle of feminine and floral versus the bold, matte prints of check and stripe. If that wasn’t enough, the fashion world seems undecided, whether work suits with sharp shouldered blazers can possibly outshine the coming ’slouch’ trend of boyfriend jeans and oversized jackets and jumpers. So, from what Vogue has nicknamed ‘Nouvelle Japonisme’ to the coming fetish for all things plastic and metallic, Spring trends seriously seem to be a mixed bag. This however, isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Very rarely are both masculine and feminine styles trending at the same time, offering something for everyone all shapes, sizes and preferences which (in my mind) can only be a good thing. And so, from a student point of view, all I can say is bring on the season of the slouch.
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designers, know the trends and follow the fashions, but that doesn’t make them any more affordable. But Spring trends are certainly not out of reach.
This season, it seems the high street has caught a whiff of the coming trends and designed accordingly. Though some of these predictions may be on the distant horizon for some designers we can already begin to see elements of the catwalk appearing in shops around the country, from the material of the dress to the size of the heels on the shoes. It’s the era of the midi-heel, the legacy of lace and the month of the metallic, so get searching!
Pink Sleeveless Blouse £22.99 New Look
Embroidered Dress £3,734 Oscar De La Renta
WHITE METALLICS Cropped Metallic Frayed Pullover £321 Alexander Wang
Foiled silver dip pelmet skirt £34 Topshop
Scuba Skater Dresses £24.99 New Look
Boxy Metallic Top £14.75 Forever 21
By now, I expect most of you are aware of the No More Page 3 campaign which was set up last summer. Its main aim is to encourage The Sun to take the bare boobs out of (what is somehow) Britain’s best-selling newspaper.
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I’m a supporter of the campaign. I don’t understand why a newspaper needs to print a full-page picture of a near-naked woman every day of the week right at the start of the paper, or anywhere in the newspaper for that matter. Not being able to understand this, I naturally thought I was missing something, so I gave it some thought and couldn’t come up with a reason. Then I gave it some more thought, and a little more, and a little more, but still, I can’t come up with a single reason for it. I can, however, think of several reasons why it should be gotten rid of. Let’s go through them. Firstly, it’s completely inappropriate. My problem here isn’t with boobs; it’s with boobs in a newspaper. There’s a place for that, and in print media, that place is on the newsagents’ top shelf, out of reach of impressionable youngsters and out of daily newspapers, the main focus of which should be to deliver news. I know that in response to this, fans of Page 3 will say something along the lines of “Don’t like it, don’t buy it” (or something equally as snappy), but the fact is, I don’t buy it, I never have bought it, but it’s still there and most days I see a copy lying around somewhere. And anyway, that’s not the only problem I have with Page 3. Printing that picture demeans women. Even after decades and decades of campaigning for equality, and rightly gaining it, some men (and not all of them, trust me) still treat women as though they are nothing more than objects or possessions that serve no purpose other than to gratify men, and that’s terrible; women should be seen for who they are, not simply how they look. I accept, Page 3 can’t be held solely responsible for that, but its position in everyday media means it goes a huge way to building and
normalising the sexualised society we live in. At this point, fans of Page 3 will most likely say “…But it’s the model’s choice.” And, actually, they’d be right; I can’t argue with that. I’d consider it to be an awful shame that a young woman felt that was the best route for her, but I couldn’t argue with it. My concern, though, would be for the women who haven’t made that choice and still have to live with the culture that stems from it. That in itself isn’t right. Their skills, achievements, ambitions and
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to look like that woman in the paper; if they don’t, they’re undesirable, they’ll be unsuccessful. And it’s that kind of mind-set which makes depression rates in teenage girls rocket. Once again, that’s wrong and we should do everything we can to change it. The value of a person – any person – lies within and nobody should be evaluated purely on the way they look. Young boys are affected by Page 3, too. Seeing a topless woman at the front of the daily newspaper will instill the wrong message in boys’ minds. It’ll make them think it’s acceptable to treat women in a demeaning and unfair manner and to overlook any other qualities they hold. It’s embarrassing enough that happens today, in the 21st century no less; we can’t let it flow into generations to come.
And so onto my next point; youngsters should have proper role models to look up to and be inspired by. Enough of the celebrity culture and fake beauty, both of which The Sun seems to thrive on; there are so many people, from all walks of life, who can inspire us, from writers and businesspeople to teachers and voluntary workers, not to mention all of the amazing athletes from last year’s Olympics. I think taking the bare boobs off Page 3 – and out of widely-available media generally – and putting less of an emphasis on ‘beauty’ will encourage youngsters to focus on their inner qualities and stop buying in to the beauty industry like so many people do today. I’m not saying it’s wrong to make and successes are overlooked or become yourself look good, there are just more devalued because there’s a topless important things to first consider. woman on Page 3, and if she’s happy to be leered over, every other woman must be I’m so pleased that the work Lucy Holmes okay with it too, right? WRONG! That and the many thousands of supporters woman should be considered for who she have put into this campaign have made is, not for what some members of society me – and many others, I’m sure – think expect her to be. about what Page 3 actually is. It’s not just a page with a picture of a topless woman; it’s The next point I’ll make continues from something which has encouraged an something I alluded to earlier; the impact entire culture to develop; one that isn’t so Page 3 has on impressionable young wholesome. people. Young girls will grow up thinking Show your support for the No More Page 3 they need to look beautiful, that they need campaign and sign the petition here.
LE CREUSET RAMEKINS TATTY DEVINE NECKLACE
Nothing’s more romantic than a candlelit dinner for 2, so why not cook your own and use these heart-shaped ramekins for scrumptious individual desserts. They’re durable, so you can use them for anniversaries, too!
Tatty Devine has created a range of confectionaryinspired jewellery that looks good enough to eat.
For some delicious Valentine’s-inspired recipes, head to TSM Food on page __ PINK MARC DE CHAMPAGNE TRUFFLES World-renowned champagne truffles from Charbonnel et Walker featuring milk chocolate, butter and Marc de Champagne centres will make the perfect Valentine’s gift for your loved one.
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MUSIC A LESSON TO LEARN FOR HMV A couple of weeks ago you might have heard about a number of disgruntled tweets sent from HMV’s official Twitter account. Well, they were the work of former employee Poppy Rose Cleere. It’s perhaps not the most elegant way to leave a job, but everybody can sympathise with her actions, which she later went on to clarify, this time using her own Twitter. “I would apologise for the #hmvXFactorFiring tweets, but I felt like someone had to speak. As someone without a family to support/no mortgage I felt that I was the safest person to do so. Not to mention, I wanted to show the power of social media to those who refused to be educated,” Poppy tweeted. “Since my internship started, I worked tirelessly to educate the business of the importance of social media – not as a short-term commercial tool, but as a tool to build and strengthen the customer relationship – and to gain invaluable real-time feedback from the consumers that have kept us going for over 91 years.” “While many colleagues understood and supported this, it was the more senior members of staff who never seemed to grasp its importance. I hoped that [my] actions would finally show them the true power and importance of social media, and I hope they’re finally listening.” Since posting the tweets, Cleere has apparently received several job offers… every cloud, eh?
<< The series of tweets which were later deleted by HMV
RITA ORA IN FAST & FURIOUS 6 The trailer for Fast & Furious 6 – which debuted at the Superbowl – has confirmed Rita Ora will play a role in the movie. It was rumoured last year that film bosses were impressed with her looks and attitude when she auditioned for the role, which was initially meant for Rihanna. The new movie, which will be in cinemas this May, was filmed at various locations including Glasgow, Liverpool’s Mersey Tunnel and London’s Lambeth Bridge. The plot centres on Hobbs and Toretto forging an alliance to bring down a European criminal gang which is led by Dom’s former flame, Letty – who we found out was still alive in the credits of Fast 5.
FAST & FURIOUS 6 TRAILER Vin Diesel also teased us with the first official poster of the movie via his Facebook page, and we’ll be bringing you a full feature on the movie in next month’s issue. For now though, you can check out the official trailer on our website.
RADIOACTIVE Since breaking into the music industry last year, Rita Ora has experienced phenomenal success, releasing her first album last summer, receiving chart success with each single release and landing a role in what is sure to be one of the biggest films this year. And now, it’s time for album number 2. That’s right; Rita has been busy getting her second album ready for release. After listening to Ora – Rita’s first album which was released last August – you’d be forgiven for being a little confused about her style, which varied from American pop to grime. Rita’s second album, though, will be much clearer, and we’re already getting a taste of where she’s at right now with new single Radioactive. Despite often being compared to superstars like Rihanna, this new single really sets her apart with an incredible vocal performance and catchy lyrics. Declaring “Palms to the sky, unite,” this is an undeniably upbeat song which will undoubtedly win Rita a whole host of new fans. If you’ve not heard it yet, check it out here; you’re going to hear it a lot this summer!
Over the last month we’ve had certain songs playing in TSM HQ, and as we simply can’t get them out of our heads, we thought we’d share them with you, too.
Of The Night
A Little More Love
Ready or Not
Last Girl On Earth
EMINEM CONFIRMED AS HEADLINE ACT It has been confirmed that Eminem will headline Glasgow Summer Sessions – a brand new Scottish festival to be held at Bellahouston park, which will take place over 10 days from August 20. Geoff Ellis, Chief Executive of DF Concerts – the organisers of the event – said: “His performance at T in the Park and his previous stadium show at Hampden were spectacular, so this gig will be one of the events of the year.” As well as headlining Glasgow Summer Sessions, the rapper will hold headline slots at this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals, so you got several chances to go and see the amazing performer live!
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THE EU REFERENDUM Last month PM David Cameron promised voters a referendum on our membership of the EU. To proviso is that it won’t actually take place until at least 2017, by which time the PM hopes to have negotiated us a much better deal, regained control of some powers and won the 2015 General Election, of course. In the unlikely event all of those things happen, Cameron will be trying to persuade voters to keep Britain in the EU. In any event, his negotiations are likely to include looking to secure access to the single market – one of the biggest advantages the EU offers – whilst also taking back powers from Brussels, which many consider to be the downside of EU membership. However, the other member nations will not be too keen to see that happen. Why would they agree to Britain taking a package suited only to itself, while they have to abide by the same EU rules and regulations as before only to enjoy the same benefits?
You know the kind, the ones who say we pay far too much and get very little back, the EU holds all the power, and so on… Well, quite frankly they’re wrong.
It makes no sense at all – you can’t simply pick and choose the parts of the membership deal you want and drop the rest. It doesn’t work that way. You can, though, try to re-negotiate your position, along with the other EU nations, making the union more beneficial for all involved, including Britain.
The amount we actually pay to the EU each year accounts for a very small proportion of the tax the average person pays – about £28 for somebody earning £25,000 per year. In comparison to the welfare bill – to which the same person would contribute around £1900, it really is a tiny proportion.
But what about the Euro sceptics? All those Conservative back-benchers who want out of the EU altogether; the members of the public who have had the idea of going alone planted firmly in their heads; and the rapidly-growing-but-still-quite-small United Kingdom Independence Party (or UKIP if you want to use the annoying abbreviation).
And the benefits we get from being members? Well, the biggest of all is probably access to the single market which supports our exports to other EU members (around 50% of Britain’s total exports – a huge trading partner), which in turn supports thousands of British jobs. That same access also makes us more attractive to outside investors - many of whom have their European Headquarters
in Britain - as well as other EU nations; German companies, for example, employ around 400,000 people in Britain. So the EU certainly makes us stronger than we would be alone, but once again, the Euro sceptics would say we could strike the same deals without being a member state. And to an extent, that’s true; Norway isn’t a member of the EU but still has access to the single market. Norway also adopts 75% of EU legislation but has no say on how it’s formed. Turkey is another often-cited example, which has access to the single market, but only for goods, not services.
the next election and then resign as party leader), most people would probably want us out of the EU, but I’m convinced that is only down to the right-wing press which blights us with negative stories about the EU. But, hey, they have to sell papers, right?
Before any referendum takes place, though, we would need to be properly educated on the mighty subject, otherwise nobody would be able to make an informed decision. Although, at this point, I’d consider the recent AV referendum, when in the process of explaining the simple system to the electorate, the government actually served to complicate things. Who’s to say a But that’s enough talk about how the EU af- similar situation wouldn’t occur again? fects us, what about the referendum itself? So then, that should’ve cleared a few things Well, if on the off-chance we are given the up for you, but don’t worry too much about opportunity to vote (please bear in mind the referendum – it’ll probably never there’s a better chance Cameron will lose happen.
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In a world where everything seems to be fast-paced and computer-based, it’s lovely to have (or give) something which is superbly individual and personal. That’s exactly what’s offered with Natalie Daniels’ stationary set, designed by corporate branding specialists at Bureau Rabensteiner. Each card is coated in a layer of black, thermo-sensitive ink, making them look like little Polaroids. It’s that ink which carries the experience, so when you touch them, a white image develops when contact is made. Press on the card and leave your fingerprint, kiss the card and see lips; the cards respond to every interaction, giving them a magical edge and a quality you just can’t achieve with computer-induced affects.
STATIONARY WITH A LASTING IMPRESSION
IMAGE SHARING SITE WORTH $2.5 BILLION The social networking site Pinterest, which launched in 2010 and allows its users to pin images onto online boards, is apparently worth an incredible $2.5 billion after a new round of funding talks began. The site attracted 48 million global users in 2012, a figure which was just 9 million a year earlier. It’s those stats which have grabbed the attention of investors, who are keen to back Pinterest despite its low revenue. If you’re a regular user of Pinterest, which was founded by 29-year-old Ben Silbermann, you’ll know there’s a lot of potential for the site to make money, something recognised by Silbermann in a recent interview. “A lot of last year was keeping up with growth [and] the big change with touchscreen devices. [Now] we’re building foundations to monetise.” There are several revenue streams for the company to explore, from helping businesses get the best from the site’s traffic, and assist in turning pins into sales, taking a cut as e-commerce platforms would. In the company’s short years, it’s become popular with consumers and even won over investors, now all that it needs to do is make money.
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IRON’S OUT, CAT’S IN Most of us will have fond memories of playing Monopoly as we were growing up. But honestly, who wanted to be the iron? It always seemed so out of place, almost as though the game hadn’t progressed from its 1930s origins. But, you know, maybe that was a good thing. It was traditional, and modern variations were introduced to offer a different feel to the game. Anyhoo, Hasbro – the makers of Monopoly – have gotten rid of the iron and replaced it with a cat after running a poll online. Well, things have to change, right?
We’ve been waiting since 2011, but Rockstar, the makers of the Grand Theft Auto franchise, have announced the release of GTA 5 will be delayed. The good news is that we finally have a release date! Yes, you heard right, a release date for Grand Theft Auto 5! You can expect to pick up a copy – on both Xbox 360 and PS3 – from September 17. The instalment of one of the most popular gaming franchises ever was expected to be released sometime this
Spring, but in order to give Rockstar North additional development time, we won’t be seeing it until September. “Grand Theft Auto V continues to push the series forward in new way; Rockstar North are creating our deepest, most beautiful and most immersive world yet,” Rockstar founder Sam Houser explained in a statement. With that in mind, we’re expecting something nothing short of spectacular when September finally comes around.
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ARTICLES BY: ADAM JONES
TOP GEAR’S BACK ...AGAIN Sundays, BBC2
Clarkson, May and Hammond – the Top Gear trio – are back on our screens once again with the 19th series of the hit TV show, but don’t get too excited. With the show having sold around the world, it really is a big hit which has made millions for the BBC, and in the UK it still does pretty well in the ratings; its success is phenomenal. But for me, there’s a problem – it has nowhere else to go. They’ve raced across London, driven around Europe in supercars, raced across America, played conkers with caravans, built limousines and amphibious cars, lapped the Nürburgring, played car football, tried to escape a helicopter gunship… need I go on? My point is that all of these things (and hundreds of others) have been done and there’s nothing else to do except go round and round the same old circles. I used to look forward to seeing it every Sunday evening, now I might as well just watch repeats on Dave – they’re more entertaining. How bitterly disappointing that is.
Aisling Loftus (right) plays the struggling Agnes in ITV’s brand new drama, while Jeremy Piven plays the charismatic Harry Gordon Selfridge. ARTICLE: ADAM JONES
MR SELFRIDGE Sundays, ITV1 The charismatic Harry George Selfridge has a grand plan – to open London’s first department store and change the way people shop forever. To do that, he’s going to have to overcome hurdles, change an entire culture, charm London’s wealthiest residents and never show the stresses to anybody – it’d be bad for business. For his plan to work, he needs people to buy into him, to trust him, and the best way to do that is to be himself – a showman. That’s where Jeremy Piven comes in; he brings an energy to the role viewers will have seldom seen before. Right from the outset, he steals every scene and brilliantly portrays Selfridge’s passion. It’s almost as though he’s the Willy Wonka of retail! But it’s not just about Selfridge; oh no, this is a period drama which knocks the boots off Downton Abbey. You see the detail of the behind-the-counter clockwork, the life struggles of Selfridge’s staff, the loneliness of Harry’s wife as her husband puts his all into making his dream a success, and Harry’s own woes as he tries to please everybody around him. Aisling Loftus also plays her role as Agnes Towler superbly. She grabs the opportunity to work at Selfridge’s with both hands and demonstrates her creative ability alongside window dresser, Henri Leclair. All the time, her co-workers try to put her down, while her alcoholic father seems intent on causing trouble for her. And as if that wasn’t enough to handle, Agnes has to support her brother and fight against falling in love. It’s also been announced we can expect to see a second series of the hit drama, which will move the story forward to 2014 and the start of the Great War. So, hats off to ITV for brightening our Sunday evenings with an incredible show and impeccable cast.
SEASON 9 WILL BE LAST As the hit sitcom will be coming to an end at the end of its ninth season, co-creator of How I Met Your Mother Craig Thomas has told of his plans for the show’s final outing. “I think we would be forbidden from show business if we ended the series without meeting the mother, and rightfully so,” Thomas jested in an interview. “The audience [won’t be] jerked around or short-changed in any way.” Season 8 – which is currently airing every Thursday on E4 in the UK – was widely expected to be the show’s last, but with a last-minute renewal, we’ll finally discover who the mother is. “You’re never going to mistake a season nine episode from one of the previous eight. There are a lot of loose ends and references and setups that we have to pay off.” Thomas continued, “This is the final lap, so there’s no more withholding of fun ideas. There’s something very carpe diem about it. We’re going for it and looking to not leave anything on the field.” It’ll be sad to see HIMYM come to an end, but we’re looking forward to what will be a great final season!
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SPORT MCLAREN UNVEILS MP4-28
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes launched its 2013 Formula 1 challenger and kicked off a year of 50th anniversary celebrations with a spectacular parade of classic racing cars at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking on January 31. The display of race cars, which spanned the decades and featured Ayrton Senna’s dominant MP4/4 from 1988, culminated with the arrival of the team’s 2013 drivers, Jenson Button and Sergio Perez. The duo unveiled McLaren’s MP4-28, which McLaren describes as being not “merely a refinement of last year’s seven-race winning car, it’s a deep and sweeping re-design of an already successful chassis in several key areas. 2013 marks Jenson Button’s fourth year with McLaren, making him the team’s most experienced driver. Replacing Lewis Hamilton is Sergio ‘Checo’ Perez, who is embarking on only his third year in Formula 1. With years of expertise in the sport, a talented supporting team and two drivers who bring both experience and youth, 2013 promises to be a spectacular year for McLaren. KEEP READING FOR MORE PICS!
TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY ARTICLE: JOE ATHERTON
This year’s January transfer deadline day was pretty hectic with a number of players deciding to change their club and clubs such as QPR aiming to boost their chances of staying in the premier league by spending money on key players. The main transfers that took place during the window were as follows, David Beckham Beckham moved to PSG from LA Galaxy until the end of the season. So, even though there were many rumours of him coming back to England they failed to materialise. However, the contract is only until the end of the season so he could always come to England when his contract runs out. Nowadays people say how greedy footballers are but it was nice to see that Beckham said he was going to donate all of his wages that he earns at PSG to a children’s charity in Paris. Christopher Samba QPR signed Samba from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala which broke QPRs transfer record costing them a reported £12.5m with Samba being paid £100,000 a month. Samba is a good strong defender and he has previous experience in the premier league with Blackburn so he will definitely be an ideal player to help the club survive relegation.
Wilfred Zaha Zaha signed for Manchester United from Crystal Palace for £10m. The young striker was then loaned back to Crystal Palace until the end of the season so that he could get more experience before fighting for his place in the United team. Zaha has a lot of potential and for Manchester United it was a chance to add a bit of youth to the squad to replace the older players such as Giggs who will soon retire. Demba Ba Ba moved to Chelsea after having such a successful time at Newcastle and who was their top goal scorer last season. For Chelsea it gives them more options up front with Torres, after selling Drogba and loaning Lukaku to West Brom. So, with their new fire power up front they can try to challenge for the title again after being behind both Man City and United by a number of points. However, realistically the best Chelsea can look forward to now is a top four finish which would secure their champions league spot for next season. Daniel Sturridge Sturridge moved to Liverpool after he was unable to play as regular as he would have liked. However, he’s got a lot of competition at Liverpool with the likes of suarez who is currently the premier leagues second top goal scorer with 17 goals just behind Van Persie with 19 goals.
~ TSM FOOD ~ This month we have some stunning recipes for you which are just perfect for Valentine’s Day, or indeed any other day of the year. As usual, they don’t require much time and they won’t break the bank.
Nothing say “I love you” better than home baking, so why not throw together a delicious Chocolate Lava Cake this Valentine’s Day. Its luscious pudding-like centre, together with its delectable outer crust make this a dessert worth savouring. It’s also really easy to make!
What will I need? 115g unsalted butter, cubed (plus extra for greasing) 170g god quality dark chocolate, finely chopped 3 eggs, separated 65g granulated white sugar (plus extra for dusting) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
Let’s get started! Preheat the oven to gas 6. Grease ramekins with butter and dust with sugar, then place on a baking tray. Place the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and melt. Remove from heat. Using an electric whisk, beat the egg yolks in a separate bowl with 65g sugar until thick and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla extract and proceed to fold in the melted chocolate mixture. In another bowl, whip the egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add the 1 tablespoon of granulated white sugar and whip until soft peaks form. Using a spatula, gently fold the beaten whites into the chocolate mixture. Be careful not to over mix. Divide the batter between the prepared moulds and bake for 15 minutes, until the outsides are crispy and the centre lusciously runny. Remove from oven and place on a plate, along with a scoop of ice cream or freshly whipped cream. Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve immediately. *Notes* Makes 4 individual desserts. You can make them a few hours early; just place the mixture in the moulds, cover with cling film and pop in the fridge. (They may take an extra couple of minutes to cook if the batter is cold.)
Fish & chips are a British tradition, and they don’t get any better than when you’ve made them. So here’s a step-by-step guide to a delicious meal that’ll be ready in a flash.
What will I need? 125g self raising flour (plus extra for dusting) ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric 200ml cold water 1.5kg large floury potatoes (Maris Piper would be ideal) 4 cod fillets, skinned and pin-boned Sunflower oil, for frying Salt and pepper
Let’s get started! Mix together the flour, baking powder, turmeric and a pinch of salt in a bowl, making a well in the centre. Pour 100ml water in and gradually whisk to make a smooth batter, then whisk in the remaining water. Put to one side. Cut your potatoes to make chunky chips, placing into a bowl of cold water as you do so. Pour the oil into a deep fat fryer and heat to 180-190 C, or until a teaspoon full of batter turns golden brown in 30 seconds. Fry half the chips until golden, drain and keep warm while frying the remainder. Keep warm while you fry the fish. Pat the fish fillets dry on kitchen paper and dip in the batter. Carefully lower them into the hot oil. Gently fry for 4-5 mins until crisp and golden. Drain a keep warm while you fry the remaining pieces. Serve the fish and chips with a slice of lemon and sides of your choice. *Notes* Serves 4.
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