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EDITOR’S LETTER Bank Holiday weekends – what’s not to love? Plenty of you will be hurrying this week along, hoping Friday evening arrives on Thursday so you can dash to the airport for a short European break. For those staying put, there’s plenty here to keep you entertained. Promise yourself you’ll go to one tourist attraction you’ve said you’ll get to before going home. If you’re looking for more inspiration see Daniel Landon’s London Life on page 9 which has some good tips for the weekend. Enjoy the mag.

76 Red alert: How to survive running of the bulls in Pamplona

61 TRAVEL

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9 LONDON 9 London Eye 10 London Life 12 PEDAL POWER: Follow these tips for safe cycling in London 14 Food & Drink 16 Spotted

19 ENTERTAINMENT 19 20 22 23 25

Celebrity News Look Who’s Talking: Sarah Kendall Cinema Culture TNT Life

62 Capital attraction: beauty and the beats in Athens

32 NEWS & SPORT

South Africa News Sport Rugby General NRL AFL SEVENS HEAVEN: IRB Sevens are in London this weekend 46 WHO’S COMING TO THE PARTY?: Advice for the Ashes’ selectors

32 Australia News 34 New Zealand News

49 CAREERS & MONEY

26 MUSIC & CLUBS 26 28 30 31

Music Music Listings Clubbing Clubbing Listings

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61 Global Vision 62 GREEK BEATS: The best spots to see and party in Athens 64 TNTT Weekender: Rotterdam 66 Late Deals 68 SEEING RED: Tracing Russia’s military history in St Petersburg 70 Hotshots 72 Travel Tips 73 Travel News 74 On The Road 75 Gear Up 76 THRILL OF THE CHASE: Running with the bulls in Pamplona 12 Break the cycle: Ride your bike safely in London

49 Careers 53 ROLE CALL: Supply or permanent teaching – what’s best for you? 57 Money 59 Coming & Going

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46 Who should make the Aussie team for this year’s Ashes?

4 Letters 6 Wins 138 Desperately Seeking & Dear Reuben

68 Get a sense of Russia’s national pride in St Petersburg

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WHAT’S IN A NAME? Can somebody please explain to me why shortening Pakistani to Paki is such a bad thing? As a New Zealander we are referred to as Kiwis, Australians referred to as Aussies, and South Africans as Saffas, all shortened names, and no one seems to mind. Aren’t there more important things in this world to worry about than having a shortened name for your country? GB, sorry Great Britain, did it at the Olympics. Glen, New Zealand

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Let’s get one thing “ clear … Paki is a highly racist term in the UK ” Saffas who don’t understand why it is derogatory. The reason the term is offensive is because it was originally used in the UK to refer to people from the sub-continent in a discriminatory manner, sometimes accompanied by racially motivated violence, which still occurs on occasion. The terms Aussie, Kiwi and Saffa have never been used extensively, if at all, in this manner. There’s a big difference.

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No one appreciates the simple pleasures of a cuppa quite like the British, and according to the British Tea Council, more than 165 million cups of the brew are drunk in the UK every day. While it’s a relatively new obsession – tea only really took off in the 18th century with large-scale import – it’s now officially the unofficial national drink.

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WHAT’S ON Daniel Landon PICKS THE BEST OF LONDON THIS WEEK

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OXFORD STREET SHOPPING MADE EASY FREE WHAT: London’s famous shopping strip banishes the cars and puts on a load of free entertainment (including a 13m-high dinosaur wandering the street) for one day only. WHEN: May 23, noon-5pm. Most shops are open until 9pm. DO IT BECAUSE: Oxford Street has some pretty fantastic shopping, but it’s not the most pedestrian friendly of places, so this is a great chance to check out the likes of Selfridges, Primark and John Lewis without a pushy Eurotrash tourist knocking you into the path of big red bus.

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Oxford Circus or Bond Street (020 7462 0689; oxfordstreet.co.uk).

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW £18.50

Capital idea: Open Air Theatre Like getting busted urinating in the bushes near the Walkabout, going to the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park is one of those things you have to tick off your London list. As the name suggests, it’s theatre in the, er, open air. In fact, the setting is sublime. Among the trees and rose bushes of the Inner Circle, actors recreate famous plays in a natural amphitheatre as the summer sunlight slowly fades. The venue seats 1240, but feels so intimate you’d swear

capacity was only a hundred or so. Come early and hook into the tasty nosh and booze on sale in the grounds, or bring your own for a picnic on the grass. Just rug up, cos even in summer it can get chilly. Oh, and don’t get busted taking a leak in the bushes.

There’s far more than flowers at the world’s most famous gardening event, notably spectacular, one-off gardens that are works of art.

» Royal Hospital Chelsea, Royal Hospital Rd, SW3 4SR Sloane Square (rhs.org.uk). May 19-23

RUGBY SEVENS £10 Twickenham Stadium hosts a weekend of fast, furious and always entertaining seven-a-side rugby matches. Organisers are encouraging fancy dress and partying in the stands. What’s not to like?

» Rugby Rd, TW1 1DZ Twickenham (020 8831 6602; rfu.com). May 23-24

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» Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, NW1 4NR Regent’s Park (0844-826 4242; openairtheatre.org). From £8 VERDICT: SHAKE A LEG

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STAG AND DAGGER £15 A one-night only festival of more than 120 top-notch bands and DJs in 20 venues.

TATE MODERN’S LONG WEEKEND ANTICS FREE Climb a huge sculpture, catch a free film and see art made with skateboards – this is just some of the huge, varied and interactive stuff on offer at the Tate Modern this weekend.

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» Bankside, SE1 9TG Southwark (020 7887 8888; tate.org.uk). May 22-25

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GETTING STARTED There are no shortage of places to buy a bike, but unless you are going to get really serious about cycling, a second-hand one should suffice. The best place to start is on the London Cycling Campaign website (lcc.org.uk) where you can download a list of second-hand bike shops. BEATING THE TERROR The biggest barrier that most people face is the thought of dealing with congested roads and

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TRAFFICFREE ROUTES THE THAMES Start on the Thames’ south bank near Putney Bridge and ride to Hampton Court.

Park and ride: use the paths in Hyde Park

coming face-to-face with a 60ft long bendy bus. The best tip for cycling in London is to plan in advance a route that avoids heavy traffic. Venture a street north or south of crazy-busy Cromwell Road or Euston Road, for example, and you’ll find quieter streets, which are far less hassle to cycle on. Transport for London has produced a series of brilliant maps specifically for cyclists. These are an invaluable way to plan a stress-free route. You can order these London Cycle Guides online for free at tfl.gov.uk

STAYING SAFE ON BUSY ROADS If you do ride in traffic, don’t squish yourself close to the curb; it gives you little room for error. It can be safer to stay in the middle of a lane (it’s legal to do so) where you can be seen easily. And give yourself some space when riding next to parked cars in case a door gets flung open in your path.

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DITCH THE TRAFFIC COMPLETELY The best way to enjoy cycling is to avoid roads completely. Seriously. London has

Plan in advance “ a route that avoids heavy traffic ” a surprisingly large number of car-free paths that are perfect for cyclists. For example, if you live in Hammersmith you only need to get you and your bike to the south side of Hammersmith Bridge and you’re on the Thames Path. If you live in Southfields, Putney or Wimbledon, you’re only 10 minutes from miles of tranquil paths in Wimbledon Common, Putney Heath and adjoining Richmond Park. Meanwhile, the paths alongside the Grand Union Canal, which stretches from London’s east to west via the north, offer mile upon mile of car-free cycling.

» See the London Cycling Campaign website (lcc.org.uk) for heaps of useful advice and more information.

DO’S AND DON’TS A helmet could save your life, or mean the difference between a headache and serious concussion.

■ A bell is a must for ensuring people get out of your way.

■ Bike theft is a problem – you’ll need a d-lock or heavy-duty chain. ■ And remember, riding on footpaths is illegal.

PARK LIFE Paths through Hyde Park, Victoria Park, Hampstead Heath, Richmond Park, Wimbledon Common, Kensington Gardens, and Battersea Park. OFF-ROAD ACTION Epping Forest has off-road trails. Take your bike on a train to Chingford. BY THE CANAL Follow the Grand Union Canal-side paths, from north of Heathrow to Stratford. LEE VALLEY PATH This 40km path runs north from Hackney Marsh, towards Hertfordshire. THE PARKLAND WALK Ride along a disused railway line from Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace. THE WANDLE TRAIL This route follows the River Wandle from Croydon to Wandsworth.

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BAR REVIEW Scarsdale Tavern ★★★★★

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THE SCENE If you want to know why all the filthy rich people flock to Kensington, check out this place. Locals from the neighbourhood compete to get their lipo-

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suctioned backsides into the small but functional beer garden out the front which is opposite one of the city’s prettiest gated gardens. THE GRUB It’s almost good old-fashioned pub grub, but presented with a touch of gastro-pub style. There are burgers and steaks to please the meat-eaters, while the nachos look especially good.

BEHIND THE BAR Usual lagers and ales, with a good wine selection. BILL PLEASE Considering you’re in Kensington, the food’s pretty reasonable with burgers costing a tick under £9. A pint of Staropramen is £3.75, though. VERDICT Posh setting, welcoming pub. KRYSTEN BOOTH

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Turn up the heat with this recipe from cook-at-home campaigner John GregorySmith, founder of The Mighty Spice Company (mightyspice.com). Goan prawn curry WHAT YOU NEED: 450g raw king prawns, peeled; 1 large onion, roughly chopped; 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped; 3cm piece of ginger, finely chopped; 1 red chilli, deseeded and roughly chopped; 4 large tomatoes, finely chopped; 400ml coconut milk; 1 tsp ground cumin; 1 tsp ground coriander; 1 tsp paprika; ½ tsp turmeric; ½ tsp salt; ½ tsp black mustard seeds; juice of ½ lemon; 1 tbsp oil THE WORK: Heat the oil in a large pan. Then add the mustard seeds and stir continuously for a few seconds until they start to pop. Next, add the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli and fry

OF THE BEST: ANTIPODEAN COFFEE SHOPS Flat White Berwick St, W1F 0PT No insipid stuff here. This Soho cafe makes coffee to Kiwi and Aussie taste – a strong shot of espresso in a small cup with frothy milk.

Lantana until soft. Add the spices and salt and stir well. Add the tomatoes, coconut milk and lemon juice, and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 10-15 mins,

until the sauce has reduced slightly. Add the prawns to the sauce and mix well. Cook for 2-3 mins until the prawns turn pink. Serve the curry with basmati rice and fresh coriander.

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traditional fare, you’ll feel like you’re drinking in a comfy old-fashioned living room.

Sumo Salad Byward St, EC3R 5AS Tower Hil (sumosalad.uk.com) Aussie salad bar sensation , Sumo Salad has opened its

first branch in the UK. The chain offers freshly-made salads (design your own or choose from their selection) for those wanting a healthier lunch on the go. Most are priced around £4, and if pre-ordered can be delivered to your desk. Good fast food? We like.

Sacred Ganton St, W1F 9BL Now with five stores in London this NZ café is a caffeine hit. Their secret? A delicious house roast made especially for coffee connoisseurs.

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Linhope St, NW1 6HL Marylebone (020 7724 6268) This new quirky pub in Marylebone’s back streets has a decidedly Brit lit focus. With a bar made of books, poetry readings, chairs covered in old tweed, and

Charlotte Pl, W1T 1SN For a taste of Aussie cafe culture, take a seat at this small Fitzrovia establishment, order a flat white and one of their yummy friands and while away the day.

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SING STARS: KwaZulu-Natal farm boy Jason Hartman and Cape Town preacher’s daughter Sasha Lee Davids are getting used to their new found fame after they were crowned joint SA Idols winners following a glitch in the show’s voting system. Davids was initially announced as the winner, but it turned out Hartman was favoured by 200,000 more voters. “If I [was] crowned on stage, I would probably have felt like an Idol, but nothing has really sunk in yet,” Hartman told Die Burger.

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Aussie actor and Mentalist man Simon Baker, 39, will star alongside Casey Affleck in an upcoming thriller based on Jim Thompson’s 1952 crime novel The Killer Inside Me.

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Britain’s Got Talent global megastar Susan Boyle might have made it on to Oprah’s couch, but her strong Scottish brogue meant she had to be subtitled for American viewers.

CATE CRITICISED It should have been a dream week for Oscar winning actress Cate Blanchett.

She not only turned 40, but was also hailed as one of Australia’s top 10 style icons at the inaugural InStyle Women of Style Awards in Sydney. However, the co-artistic director of the Sydney Theatre Company (STC), who shares the role with husband Andrew Upton, was the subject of a stinging attack by Australia’s best-known playwright David

Williamson, who accused the company of being obsessed with “dazzle theatre”. Williamson has a long history with the STC, but has told the Sydney Morning Herald he believes the company under Blanchett and Upton now prefers productions that emphasise the craft of the director over that of the writer. Blanchett, who was reportedly in London at the time of publication, did not comment on the criticism.

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”He was probably a lot harder than I would be” Australian Idol’s new judge Delta Goodrem sizes up her fiancé, Irish singer Brian McFadden on his, erm, judging form.

Women’s Weekly: Fijianborn All Black “Smokin” Joe Rokocoko, wife Beverly Politini and the couple’s new baby son are the picture of family bliss on the magazine’s cover. New Idea: Conjecture about Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston talking and seeing each other.

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AUSTRALIA Grazia: Aussie model Miranda Kerr plays fashion with the grown-ups at the Met’s Costume Institute Gala in New York, where she wowed in a Jil Sander gown. OK!: Poses the big questions about who’s really pregnant in celebrity-land or have Angelina Jolie and Katie Holmes just eaten a really big plate of pasta?

SOUTH AFRICA YOU: President Jacob Zuma’s daughters talk about growing up amid the scandals and love in the new president’s household; singer Patricia Lewis has been showered with love and support by husband Mark Whitfield and their son Max since tumours were discovered on her thyroid; and dour Idols judge Dave Thompson emigrates to Australia.

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Sarah Kendall The award-winning Aussie stand-up comic and star of British comic sketch TV show Beehive on being Benny, Brand and a BMX Bandit lookalike INTERVIEW ALISON GRINTER

20 You do an unflattering impression of Nicole Kidman, which is hilarious. How’d you come up with it?

I dunno, I think it’s kind of weird cos as an Australian I remember her from BMX Bandits while over here she’s the Chanel ad – so incredibly glamorous. So that’s kind of where that came from. Cos I was telling people about BMX Bandits and how hilarious that was. I’ve seen it many times and as far as I’m concerned it’s her finest work to date. She was quite dorky in BMX Bandits.

Well, exactly. She had that red Afro and she was quite pear-shaped. She looked strong, like she could have worked on a shearing station or something.

I look like the “ ugly version of Nicole Kidman ”

think sustaining it is the important thing. You don’t just want the occasional breakthrough here and there so I think we’ve still got a long way to come. It’s better than it was 15 years ago but on the other hand there’s an alarming rise of misogyny and homophobia, a lot of comedy coming out where guys are doing rape jokes and anti gay jokes. There’s a bit of ‘get back in your box’ behaviour. In E4’s Beehive you’ve dressed up as everyone from Russell Brand to Benny from ABBA. Which was your favourite?

I think ABBA was the most fun. I love wearing a beard. Any sketch where I have to wear a beard or a goatee or a five o’clock shadow, I’ve been struck

by what a handsome man I am. I almost think I’ve been born in the wrong body. You’re best known for stand-up. What’s the worst thing a heckler’s said to you?

I think the worst heckles are when people are quite cutting, like when someone says: ‘I saw you two years ago and you did that joke’, and that ruins the magic. You have a room of people going ‘Aw, you’re not saying this for the first time’. You know, there’s that lie with stand-up that you act like it’s coming to you in the moment. But if people get the sense you’ve done it a thousand times they feel betrayed. You’ve lived in London for nine years. What do you like about living here?

As a very, very fair-skinned redhead when I got here I realised this is exactly the environment I was genetically designed for. I couldn’t believe I didn’t have to spend six months of the year running for the shade – wow! I mean I know my ancestors committed crimes and were dumped on the other side of the world but white people are not suited to the Australian climate.

You look a lot like her.

Back when she was a minger, that’s what I look like. I’m the ugly version of Nicole Kidman. Did you see Australia, then?

[Voice drops an octave] Yes, I sat through it. [Laughs] I just thought it was – I feel bad [saying] cos I really like Baz Lurhman and I want to have sex with Hugh Jackman – but it was so many movies rolled into one. It was like 11 movies stitched into one three-hour epic.

Um, I think there are definitely more of us about. I mean I do

YOU DON’T SAY? What would your superpower be? Definitely fly, If you think about it, that would actually save most of the carbon emission problem. Name your guiltiest pleasure. Mariah Carey’s I Had A Vision of Love – I fuckin’ love it. I know I should be ashamed of myself but I can’t help it. It’s the dog’s bollocks … What song would you have played at your funeral? For Those About To Rock (We Salute You). That should cheer people up.

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CINEMA Awaydays

SCREEN TEST: FOOTBALL FILMS

Nicky Bell, Liam Boyle, Stephen Graham

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★★★★★

Like the England football team, movies centred around ‘the beautiful game’ tend to promise much but deliver little. An exception to the rule is this offering about hooliganism, isolation and unrequited love that is more subtle and cerebral than your average footy film. It’s 1979 and all young tearaway Carty (Bell) wants to do is join a bunch of thugs called The Pack, who get their rocks off by beating up rival fans at football games. His way in is new mate Elvis (Boyle) who would rather have Carty all to himself. When Carty befriends leader of The Pack, John (Graham) an emotional and tragic standoff is inevitable. What could have been another drab coming-of-age yarn is elevated to something far more engrossing thanks

1 In what film did Keira Knightley play an ambitious footballer? 2 What football team is at the heart of The Damned United? 3 What is the name of the character played by Colin Firth in Fever Pitch? 4 Which former professional footballer stars in Ken Loach’s upcoming Looking For Eric? 5 Which troubled Northern Irish footballer was the subject of a recent BBC television movie?

to some pitch-perfect performances. Graham is at his bristling best as a merciless yob but the real star is Boyle, who is hugely enigmatic as the frustrated, pining Elvis. Sure, the storyline is predictable and the fight

scenes lack punch but a cracking soundtrack and some fine visual touches from director Pat Holden ensure that Awaydays is one football film worth shouting about. GOOD FOR: Footy fans. PIERRE DE VILLIERS

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★★★★★ A bullied fat teenager comes back from the dead to sort out his tormentors in a surprisingly decent British slasher flick. The plot is ridiculous and the performances from a freshfaced cast are over the top, but there are enough gruesome thrills and scary moments here to keep you biting your nails. GOOD FOR: Anyone who got a wedgie at school. PDV

one movie,” he told British film magazine Empire. The films are to be shot in Wellington next year. The latest instalment in the blockbuster Narnia series will be filmed in Queensland later this year, providing the biggest production for the state in several years. The film, The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader, is to be directed by Michael Apted, and is likely to be as large-scale as Peter Pan, filmed in Queensland in 2003.

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★★★★★ Single mum Elsa (Catherine Frot) believes the child of a wealthy family is the daughter she lost in a fire in a maternity ward years ago in a compelling psychological drama based on true events. Director Safy Nebbou does well to build tension while performances are excellent in a very memorable film. GOOD FOR: Keeping you on the edge of your seat. PDV

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The Hobbit will be one continuous movie split into two parts, its Oscar-winning writer Peter Jackson says. The highly-anticipated Lord Of The Rings prequel originally had The Hobbit story in the first film, and a second film was to be based on author JRR Tolkien’s other writings to create a direct link to the hit trilogy. But the Kiwi writer and director says it’s going to take longer to tell the tale of Bilbo Baggins. “We decided it would be a mistake to try to cram everything into

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CULTURE BUDDHIST SCULPTURE GALLERY Far from being a new age belief liked by jaded celebs, Buddhism is an ancient religion dating back more than 2000 years. Its followers have included artists of the more devout sort who, in their work, depicted the doctrines and life of their religious teacher. And the V&A’s new, permanent Buddhist Sculpture Gallery showcases their work. From the 4m-high jewel-encrusted Mandalay shrine to the stone head of Buddha sculpture found in China, the curators have placed the objects carefully

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SEE THIS: Exhibition to give insight into the journey Buddhism has made. The gallery has some fantastic sculptures, and its location in the museum, overlooking the John Madejski Garden, provides a peaceful place to reflect on the relevance of the religion today. JANINE JORGENSEN

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» V&A Museum, Cromwell Rd, SW7 2RL South Kensington (020 7942 2000; vam.ac.uk). Free.

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WORTH A LOOK North-West Passage: An Arctic Obsession explores the fascination with this epic sea voyage. » National Maritime Museum, Romney Rd, SE10 9NF

•See posh homeware in French Porcelain For English

Cutty Sark (020 8858 4422; nmm.ac.uk) May 23-Jan 4. Free.

Palaces. » Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace Rd, SW1A 1AA

Green Park (020 7766 7301; royalcollection.org.uk). May 23-Oct 11. £8.50

THEATRE OF THE WEEK

BOOK OF THE WEEK

WAITING FOR GODOT

ITALIAN SHOES

★★★★★

Film veterans Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen make an impressive double act in this music-hall influenced revival of Beckett’s existentialist tragicomedy in which, as someone famously quipped, “nothing happens, twice”. Director Sean Mathias has added comic sound effects

and a crumbling theatre set, but it’s McKellen’s poignant performance as a doddery, bewildered Estragon which provides the bleak humanity at the core of this 1950s classic. LOUISE KINGSLEY

» Theatre Royal Haymarket, Haymarket, SW1Y 4HT Piccadilly Circus (0845 481 1870). Until Jul 26. £10-£47.50

Henning Mankell (Harvill Secker) OUT NOW

★★★★★ Henning Mankell is a revered crime writer in his native Sweden but 50 pages into his latest novel Italian Shoes and I was still waiting for the body count to rack up. Instead what I got was a quiet, understated tale of belated emotional growth set in the chilly depths of Sweden. Frederick Welin is a retired surgeon who, some years earlier, retreated to a remote island after a catastrophic mistake ended his career. Then one day his icy

tranquility is shattered by the arrival of an old woman, who struggles to reach him across the frozen lake that buffers him from the world. Yup, this is definitely one of those “your past is catching up with you” type of stories where poor Welin is forced out of his comfort zone to finally face up to his past actions. But the green shoots of growth that Welin experiences are entirely believable, and the message that comes through loud and clear is that “it’s never too late” – kinda like the Kylie song but more philosophical. ALISON GRINTER

MORE STAGE Spectacular British Asian theatre company Tamasha has taken the timeless love story of Emily Brontë’s classic Wuthering Heights straight from the Yorkshire moors to Rajasthan, and thrown in all the colour, singing and dancing of Bollywood

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along the way. » Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King St, W6 0QL Hammersmith (0871 221 1729; lyric.co.uk). Until May 23, £10-£27

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TNT LIFE SAFFA EXPATS SA Times Are you a South African living abroad? Log on to southafricantimes.co.uk to chat with other Saffas, find the latest news from home, get advice plus voice your opinion on current issues in both SA and the UK.

Danielle Tessari Marketing executive From: Adelaide Dani may look like butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth, but beneath it all lies a dry wit and the sharpest put-downs in the office. She’s the source of all useful or useless info (whichever way you like to look at it) and has a fantastic ability to hide a hangover.

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MUSIC GREEN DAY 21st Century Breakdown (Warner Bros)

★★★★★

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Nearly five years after American Idiot, the US has a new president and, apparently, some hope for the future. No one’s told Green Day. 21st Century Breakdown continues the protest-song theme of its 12 million-selling predecessor, with an extra quirk: this is Green Day’s first rock opera. Which means what, exactly? Firstly, that it’s split, rather grandly, into three acts, complete with recurring hooks

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JARVIS COCKER

THE PANICS

Adventure Man

Further Complications

Cruel Guards

(Parlophone)

(Rough Trade)

(Publica Records)

Eg White’s career seemed dead after his likeable 1996 solo debut sold next to nothing. However, by farming out his songs to the likes of Will Young (Leave Right Now) and Adele (Chasing Pavements), he’s found enough success to permit a belated follow-up. A few lyrics miss the mark, but that’s the only problem with this cultured collection – a little more low-key than the artists for whom he’s written and produced, but soaked in beautiful tunes. WFJ

Jarvis Cocker long ago passed into nationaltreasure status, to the point where it no longer seems to matter whether his records are any good. The final Pulp album and Cocker’s dismal solo debut weren’t, but Further Complications improves on them both, courtesy of a surprisingly muscular sound facilitated by engineer Steve Albini. The crunchy, paredback feel enhances Angela. But nothing can save the rotten Caucasian Blues and similarly clumsy cuts. WFJ

With a name like The Panics you expect abrasive garage music, but actually the Perth quintet’s stock in trade is grand, sweeping string arrangements and an English Lit approach to lyrics. On listening to the wonderful, swirling Get Us Home and the rousing, horn-assisted Don’t Fight It from their second album Cruel Guards it’s little wonder they caught the ear of Factory label founder Tony Wilson shortly before he died. Lovely. ALISON GRINTER

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NO.1 We Made You, Eminem MAKING NEWS Bernard Fanning, Paul Kelly and a tribute to Australian singersongwriter Kev Carmody will be among the highlights of a revamped Queensland Music Festival. The festival will feature 44 events across 20 towns from Jul 17 to Aug 2.

NO.1 Brother, Smashproof ft Gin Wigmore MAKING NEWS Auckland band Midnight Youth seem to be living up to their reputation as New Zealand’s most promising new band. Their first album The Brave Don’t Run debuted at No.2 in the NZ charts last week.

NO.1 My Life Would Suck Without You, Kelly Clarkson MAKING NEWS Rock demigod Arno Carstens will embark on an European tour in support of Scottish veterans Simple Minds from June 11. The Springbok Nude Girls lead singer’s third solo album will be released later this year.

LIVE REVIEW Gurrumul Union Chapel May 13 ★★★★★ With the ink on his UK label deal barely dry, Gurrumul sets about showing us what all the fuss is about. The multi-hued melodies of his acoustic tunes, and the rich tone of his voice seem as organic as the landscape from which they sprung – Gurrumul’s home, Elcho Island in the Top End. Tonight there seems to be an extra emotional dimension to the music, which is not as pronounced on his self-titled album. Maybe it’s the church setting, maybe it’s the sublime string quartet or maybe it’s Gurrumul’s still, yet charged, presence on stage. Whichever, it makes for a wonderful night. AG

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and big lighter-waving piano ballads. Secondly, that it’s long. Very long, 70 minutes. But in terms of what it means for Green Day’s sound, the answer is not much. Sure, a few songs are a little longer than normal, with tempo changes to befuddle the moshpits. Butch Vig’s production gives them a little more breathing room, too. But while it’s not without its successes, this sprawling mess is a straight-ahead punk-rock album by a group without the ability to match its ambition (the 21st-century Clash, in other words), ultimately rather less than the sum of its parts. WILL FULFORD-JONES

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Alison Grinter PICKS OUT THIS WEEK’S BEST LIVE MUSIC

GIG OF THE WEEK BEYONCÉ Once upon a time you knew where you stood with Beyoncé. The bootylicious star of Destiny’s Child kicked off her solo career like a modern-day, all-conquering R’n’B Boudicca, slaying all before her with belters like Crazy In Love and Baby Boy. With most recent album I Am Sasha Fierce, however, she seems to have entered an ‘obscure’ phase, which sees her singing wet ballads such as If I Were A Boy and blathering on about her ‘alter ego’ Ms Fierce. Hopefully she’ll sort out her identity crisis as her ‘I Am …’ tour reaches London this week.

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(0870 534 4444). Mon, May 25. £49.50

SHAPESHIFTER Fresh from touring the Antipodes, Kiwi drum and bass quintet Shapeshifter return to view this week with a clutch of new songs to try out for size from their upcoming album, slated for release in October. But also keep your ears peeled for classic ’Shifter tracks from acclaimed albums Riddim Wise and Soulstice.

» Forum, Highgate Rd, NW5 1JY

Kentish Town

(0844 847 2405), Fri, May 22. £17.40.

BRITISH INDIA So who are British India when they’re not at home? They are Nietzsche-reading garage rockers who met at posh boys school St Bedes in Melbourne and made quite a splash with insidiously catchy tunes like Tie Up My Hands. They return to plug new single God Is Dead.

» Borderline, Manette St, W1D 4JB

Tottenham Court Road (0844 847 2465). Tue, May 19. £8. Dublin Castle, Parkway Camden Town (020 7700 0550) NW1 7AN, Sunday, May 24. £6.

BELIEVE THE HYPE POST WAR YEARS

Tony Mott, Timothy Cochrane

THE LINE-UP Henry (vocals/

guitars/keys), Simon (vocals/ guitars/keys), Tom (vocals/ bass) and Fred (drums). HAILS FROM Leamington Spa THE BUZZ SO FAR Bleeps and glitches a la late career Radiohead rub up against the stop-start angular rock on Post War Years’ debut album The Greats And The Happenings. WHAT ELSE? Band members Henry, Tom and Simon regularly switch instruments and lead vocal duties for an interesting live experience. THE BAND SAY “When you’ve spent almost every weekend of your life with three other men travelling in the back of smoky postal vans and sweating in airtight rooms, it affects you in a profound way.” (Neu!) THE CRITICS SAY “Intelligent

and hooky funkiness closer to Talking Heads than the abrasions of Gang Of Four or Joy Division and very danceable.” (Artrocker) WE SAY What new wave might have sounded like if Thom Yorke had reached his musical majority in the ’80s. LINK myspace.com/

thepostwaryears THE RELEASE Debut album The Greats And The Happenings out now on Wealth.

SOUND BITES Wolfmother mark II will be the main support act for AC/DC’s first Australian tour in a decade. The band lead by original singer/guitarist Andrew Stockdale and brand new recruits Aidan Nemeth (rhythm guitar) Ian Peres (bass, keyboard) and Dave Atkins (drums) will join the heavy rock legends on the Australian leg of their Black Ice Tour in February 2010.

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SATURDAY 2

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, Concern, Mewgatz

Dub Pistols The hip-hop, breakbeat and ska collective use horns and turntables for the performance. Koko, Camden High

The Chicago-based indiepop performer promotes his album Vs Children. The

St, NW1 7JE (0870 432 5527). £14.50.

Luminaire, Kilburn High Rd, NW6 7JR (020 7372 7123). Adv £8.50.

Jooks Of Kent, The Nuns The trio play blues and boogie crossed with rock and roll.

Kenny G The saxophonist promotes his album Rhythm And Romance. Royal Albert

The Grosvenor, Sidney Rd, SW9 0TP (020 7733 1799). £5.

Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP (020 7589 8212). £29-£50.

Left With Pictures, My Sad Captains, The Riff Raff

Rosemary Branch Festival: Pete Letanka Trio South

The London-based combo play melodic indie-pop. The

African swing band. Rosemary

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Lexington, Pentonville Rd, N1 9JB (020 7837 5371). £6, w/flyer/NUS £5.

Branch Theatre, Shepperton Rd, N1 3DT (020 7704 6665). £10.

Raphael Saadiq The Grammy Award-winning American soul singer and producer plays tracks from his back catalogue. IndigO2, Peninsula Sq, SE10 0DX (0871 220 0260). £22.50 & £30.

NOFX American punkrockers. Shepherds Bush

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NINE INCH NAILS O2 Arena, Peninsular Sq, SE10 0DX North Greenwich (0870 534 4444). Wed, Jul 15. £32.50 You want to what me like an animal? Trent Reznor’s nihilistic rock vehicle rolls into town this summer. Expect to hear 20 years’ worth of hits.

Chris Wood Acoustic folkrock from the singer-songwriter and guitarist. The Slaughtered Lamb, Great Sutton St, EC1V 0DX (020 7253 1516). £14, concs £12.

Empire, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8TT (0905 020 3999). £20.

Gary Moore, Buddy Whittington The veteran guitarist promotes his album, Bad For You Baby Baby. Hammersmith Apollo, Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH (0844 844 4748). £26.91-£34.26.

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KT Sullivan The vocalist

The Bug, DJ Adrian Sherwood The London outfit

performs the songs of Jerome Kern. Live! On The Park At Pizza

play experimental rock. The

On The Park, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LY (020 7235 5273). £15 & £25.

Rhythm Factory, Whitechapel Rd, E1 1EW (020 7375 3774). £10.

Easy Star All-Stars The New York four-piece perform covers with a reggae twist. Koko, Camden High St, NW1 7JE (0870 432 5527). £17.50.

Putney, Lower Richmond Rd, SW15 1EU (020 8780 9383). £5.

Sleepercurve, White Light Parade, HK:UK The London

Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo, Danny Schmidt

trio play progressive indie-rock to promote their forthcoming EP.

The Wednesday Night Showcase Acoustic

Folk from the Australian singer-songwriter and her band, including tracks from her album Despite The Snow Snow.

showcase of signed and unsigned acts. The Bullet

The Luminaire, Kilburn High Rd, NW6 7JR (020 7372 7123). £8, adv £6.

Herne Hill, SE24 9HU (020 7274 2733). £12, adv £10.

The Deadly Vibes, The Risk, The Branded

Tarrbaby, Three Times Daily

Bar, Kentish Town Rd, NW1 8PB (020 7485 6040). £5, w/flyer £4.

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The Blockheads The veteran

punk-rockers play their hits. The

Electric Ballroom, Camden High St, NW1 8QP (020 7485 9006). £23.50.

The American three-piece play country-rock tracks from their album Feels So Good I Wanna Do It Again. Boston Arms, Junction Rd, N19 5QQ (020 7272 8153). £7, concs £5.

Willie Garnett’s Big Band

Gravity, Spector, Gunner Sgt, Continental Train Wreck The outfit play indie-rock songs.

Sax-led swing from the 17-piece. Bull’s Head, Lonsdale Rd, SW13 9PY (020 8876 5241). £7.

Dublin Castle, Parkway, NW1 7AN (020 8806 2668). £6, w/flyer £5.

Hope And Anchor, Upper St, N1 1RL (020 7354 1312). £6, concs £4.50.

The Yeah You’s, Meg Hutchinson Alternative duo

Indie-rock trio from Ipswich.

Mike Kintish and Nick Ingram perform electro-rock tracks.

Sam Lewis Soul, blues and folk from the guitarist and his band playing tracks from album Everything You Are.

The Troubadour, Old Brompton Rd, SW5 9JA (020 7370 1434). £7.

12 Bar Club, Denmark Place, WC2H 8NL (020 7240 2622). £6.

Okkyung Lee, Christian Marclay, Steve Beresford, John Butcher Experimental

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Zoot Money’s Surprise Party The veteran blues man

tracks from the New York performer. Cafe Oto, Ashwin

plays his monthly residency.

St, E8 3DL (020 7923 1231). £10.

Bull’s Head, Lonsdale Rd, Barnes, SW13 9PY (020 8876 5241). £10.

James Marsters

Bridgefire, Son Of Bitch Heavy soulful rock four-piece from London. Bull And Gate, Kentish Town Rd, NW5 2TJ (020 8826 5000). £5, concs £4.

Nina Ferro with Boisdale Blue Rhythm Band The Australian jazz singer performs with the outfit. Boisdale Of Belgravia, Eccleston St, SW1W 9LX (020 7730 6922). £12, diners £4.50.

José González The Swedish singer-songwriter plays lo-fi pop.

Hayze, I’m Spartacus, Hipsters Fix, The Blockade The Cavendish Arms, Hartington Rd, SW8 2HJ (020 7627 0698). £5.

trio play experimental rock.

The acoustic pop vocalist plays songs from his album Like A Waterfall. Union Chapel,

Dublin Castle, Parkway, NW1 7AN (020 8806 2668). £6, concs £4.50.

Compton Terrace, N1 2UN (020 7226 1686). Adv £20.

Ultravox The 1980s

Pink

new wave and electropop band perform tracks from their repertoire. Roundhouse,

The pop singer performs tracks from her album Funhouse. O2

Tacoma The Paris-based

Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8EH (0844 482 8008). £32.50 & £35.

Arena, Peninsula Sq, SE10 0DX (0871 220 0260). £35.

East Wintergarden, Canada Sq, E14 5AB (020 7334 3922). £17.

Jim White The Americana

Mick Thomas, Rachel Hatfield, Natalie MCcool

country singer plays tracks from his extensive back catalogue.

The Australian soloist performs folk-rock. The Troubadour,

Jeniferever, Red Skys, Caesura, Codes In The Clouds Indie-rock from the

Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1 2UN (020 7226 1686). Adv £17.50.

Old Brompton Rd, SW5 9JA (020 7370 1434). £12, adv £10.

Swedish four-piece playing tracks from their album Spring Tides. Monto Water Rats, Gray’s Inn Rd, WC1X 8BZ (020 7837 4412). £6.

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And Bar, Dover St, W1S 4LQ (020 7629 9813). £15.

Skinny Molly

Southern US rock band featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Mike Estes. The Half Moon, Half Moon Ln,

For full listings info go to tntonline.co.uk/ whats_on

Jayson Norris, Rhys Morgan, Amphibic Acoustic rock singer-songwriter originally from New Zealand. Halfmoon

FRIDAY 1

Blues, funk and soul from the seven-piece. Dover St Restaurant

Submit your free listing at least three weeks prior to the publication by emailing gigs@pressassociation.com.

The London singer and instrumentalist plays soul, funk and electronica. The Troubadour, Old Brompton Rd, SW5 9JA (020 7370 1434). £8, £7 before 10pm.

The Wolfetones

Brian Warfield and his band play upbeat interpretations of Irish ballads and songs.

Irish Cultural Centre, Blacks Rd, W6 9DT (020 8563 8232). £15.

SUNDAY 3 Ian Anderson Jethro Tull flautist. Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC2Y 8DS (0845 120 7500). £17.50-£25.

Rhydian The Welsh X Factor finalist performs tracks from his self-titled album, which features covers and originals. Hammersmith Apollo, Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH (0844 844 4748). £22.02-£39.15.

John Standing The vocalist performs the songs of Noël Coward. Live! On The Park At Pizza On The Park, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LY (020 7235 5273). £15 & £25.

Tina Turner The Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter performs hits from her back catalogue. O2 Arena, Peninsula Sq, SE10 0DX (0871 220 0260). £50-£200.

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FAST FORWARD AC/DC Wembley Stadium, Jun 26 (0871 2200 260). £55 Animal Collective Brixton Academy, Aug 20 (0844 477 2000). £18 Blur Hyde Park, Jul 2-3 (0870 534 444) £45 British India Dublin Castle, May 24 (020 8806 2668). £6. John Butler Union Chapel, Jul 17 (0870 264 3333). £17.50 The Cat Empire Shepherds Bush Empire, Jul 3-4 (08444 77 2000) £17.50 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Latitude Festival, Jul 16-19, Henham Park, Suffolk, (latitudefestival.co.uk) £150 Die! Die! Die! Cargo, May 10, (020 7403 3331). £6.50 The Drones The Luminaire, May 21 (wegottickets.com). £8.50 Gurrumul Union Chapel, May 13 (0844 576 5483).£12.50 Manic Street Preachers Roundhouse, May 28-30 (0844 482 8008). £26.50 Mr Scruff Koko, May 23 (0870 4325 527). £15 Pet Shop Boys O2 Arena, Jun 19 (0870 534 4444). £30 Shapeshifter Forum, May 22 (0844 847 2405). £17.50 Toast Festival: Dave Dobbyn, Jayson Norris, Goldfish Clapham Common, Jun 26-28 (0871 230 5583). £15-£150


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CLUBBING

MUSIC & CLUBS

CLUB GUIDE

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Natasha Vuckovic PICKS OUT THIS WEEK’S BEST CLUB NIGHTS

CLUB OF THE WEEK CIRCO LOCO THE BIRTHDAY PARTY Get your red clown wig on ya noggin cos Circo Loco’s favourite spin-star Tania Vulcano is making a rare London appearance this Bank Holiday weekend, packing Heaven’s dance floor to chock-a-block capacity. Lashings of techno and house also come courtesy of Andrew Grant from the US, Mr C and Shane Watcha from Zombies Ate My Brain fame. Forget Ibiza, this is a big dose of clubbing craziness on the British Isle.

» Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers St, WC2N 6NG Embankment (020 7930 2020). Sun, May 24. £16 adv, £20 otd

beats/breaks

funk/soul

MIXMAG PRESENTS NIGHT & DAY Split into a night and day party, this marathon event goes on for an enormous 15 hours. With five arenas of music, names include Pier Bucci who’s playing a live techno set and drum ’n’ baser High Contrast.

» Egg, 200 York Way, N7 9AP King’s Cross (020 7619 6189). Sat, May 23, 10pm-1pm. £15.

drum ’n’ bass

electro

hip-hop

LAURENT GARNIER LIVE Launching new LP Tales Of A Kleptomaniac, French superstar Laurent Garnier is doing a full live show followed by a club night with DJ sets from Francois K, Yousef and Norman Jay.

hard house/trance

house/garage

rock/metal

techno

Q&A WITH MARK KNIGHT

» Matter, The O2, Peninsula Sq SE10 0DY North Greenwich (020 7549 6686). Fri, May 22. Live show 7pm-6am, club night 10pm-6am. £23 for both.

LP REVIEW Mezzanine De L’Alcazar: Volume 7 (Defected)

This two-disc offering is all about sexy bar grooves mixed with chilled-out house music. Makes sense considering it’s a compilation for Mezzanine De L’Alcazar, one of Paris’ most stylish restaurants. Mixed by De L’Alcazar

resident Michael Canitrot, the selection is split into dinner and dancing with a mix of laid-back vocal tunes and upbeat Balearic electronica.

We have a pair of VIP tickets to the Toolroom Knights party at Ministry of Sound, two signed copies of Mark Knight’s new album and two limited edition T-shirts to give away. To enter, email grabs@tntmagazine.com with ‘Toolroom’ in the subject line by noon on Wed, May 20.

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The head honcho of label and club night Toolroom Knights, Mark Knight, talks to TNT all about his passion for music … and golf Have you been training for your upcoming seven-hour set at Ministry? I have a monthly Toolroom Knights residency at Pacha in New York where I always play a minimum of six hours and usually go on to play the after party. I much prefer to play long sets as it really tests you. Tell us about the new album. I have tried to semi-fuse an artist album and DJ mix. I have written exclusive tracks for the album along with a world of edits and lots of my

remixes. The mix starts deep and flows from house to tech. How are you going to spend the summer? Summer is always a really hectic time for me with festivals both in the UK and abroad, not forgetting the season in Ibiza. What’s something you’re good at? I’m not bad at golf, though my mates may beg to differ. I’ve played football all my life. Golf was the natural progression when your old knees go.

» Ministry of Sound, Gaunt St, Elephant & Castle SE1 6DP (0870 060 0010). Sat, May 23, 11pm-7am. £15 adv

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CLUB LISTINGS TNT’S TOP BOOKING

MONDAY 27 Authentic Cuban Night

Bite DJs Lydia, Ian, Marcus and Complexus play electro, hip-hop, indie, Motown and pop. Punk, Soho St, W1D 3DN (020 7734 4004). 9pm-3am. £5, concs £3, free before 10pm.

Explosive DJ Rugrat spins R’n’B, funky and club classics. Zoo Bar, Bear St, WC2H 7AQ (020 7839 4188). 10pm-3.30am. £5.

Hard Core Salsa DJ Mario plays mambo and salsa. Salsa!, Charing Cross

Miami 305 Funky house and pop from Mr Mak and Edge. Stanza, Shaftesbury Ave, W1D 5DY (020 7494 3020). 9.30pm-3am. £15, mems £10.

Platinum Funk The

St, WC2H 7AQ (020 7839 4188). 10pm-3am. £10, £8 before 10pm.

Royal Oak, East Hill, SW18 2QB (020 8874 4892). 7.30pm-late. Free.

Rock The Kaz Bar Resident

Fuse The resident DJs spin

Hospitality High Contrast and

DJs spin disco, funk, pop, house and R’n’B grooves.

Game On Residents spin chart, party and retro hits in the basement with R’n’B, electro and house in the VIP room. Zoo Bar, Bear St,

funky house and indie. The

Skream Zinc spin house. Matter

Langley, Langley St, WC2H 9JA (020 7836 5005). 4.30pm-1am. £8, free before 9pm, £3 before 10pm.

At O2 Arena, Peninsula Sq, SE10 0AX (020 7549 6686). 10pm-6am. £15.

WC2H 7AQ (020 7839 4188). 9pm-3am. £7, NUS £5, adv £4.50.

Members Night DJ Bambach

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supplies funky house anthems.

resident DJ Jorge, plus live bands. Salsa!, Charing Cross

The Shadow Lounge, Brewer St, W1F 0RF (020 7287 7988). 9pm-late. £5£10, free before 10pm, mems free.

Rd, WC2H 0JG (020 7379 3277). 7pm-2am. £10, £8 before 11pm, £4 before 9pm, £2 before 8pm.

Rd, E2 8DA (020 7613 4462). 9pm-2am. £7, £5 before 12am, NUS £4, ladies Free before 11.30pm.

Rewind Residents spin classic

Twisted The residents supply

club anthems. LVPO, Dean St, W1D

house and commercial dance.

5BQ (020 7434 3399). 9pm-3am. £8.

Trannyshack Tasty Tim and

Silk Cuts DJ Nick Fletcher spins

Dusty O supply chart anthems, plus live bands. Madame Jo Jo’s,

global house. Jewel, Glasshouse

Motion, Victoria Embankment, WC2N 6PA (020 7389 9933). 8pm-late. £10, guestlist £5 before 11pm, free before 9pm.

St, W1B 5DQ (020 7439 4990). 9pm-1am. £10, guest list £5.

Upper Class DJ Leo spins

W1D 7EP (020 7287 2715). 9pm-3am. £5, £4 before 11pm, NUS £3.

Socialism Brockie, Nicky

Forca Brasil DJ Fred spins

BM and Phantasy provide drum ’n’ bass. Herbal, Kingsland

Lounge, Brewer St, W1F 0RF (020 7287 7988). 9pm-late. £5-£10, free before 10pm, mems free.

Jo Jo’s, Brewer St, W1F 0SE (020 7734 3040). 10pm-3am. £8.

The Libertaire, High St, W3 6NG (020 7160 0572). 10pm-late. £10, ladies Free before 11pm.

Lounge, Brewer St, W1F 0RF (020 7287 7988). 10pm-3am. £5£10, free before 10pm, mems free.

Salon DJ Aubrey spins club anthems. The Shadow

and Andy Smith play blues, rock and Northern Soul. Madame

disco, pop, African beats and 1980s hits, plus live performances from Jesse, Ken and Tyrone.

DJs provide salsa tracks. The Standard, Blackhorse Ln, E17 6DS (020 8503 2523). 8pm-9pm. £6.

WC2H 7AQ (020 7839 4188). 9pm-3am. £7, guestlist/NUS £5.

Lost And Found Keb Darge

and retro hits on the ground floor, with house and party anthems in the basement. Zoo Bar, Bear

Salsa Night The resident

on the ground floor, electrohouse in the basement and commercial R’n’B in the VIP room. Zoo Bar, Bear St,

Rd, SW9 4AY (0870 116 5421). 9pm-6am. Adv £10.

resident DJs supply R’n’B, hip-hop and funky house.

Elmore and Tommy Sandhu supply club hits. The Shadow

Barrio Latino Merengue, salsa, bachata and urban Latin tracks from Chino and Alex. Bar Rumba, Shaftesbury Ave,

house classics. Plan B, Brixton

Funky Fridays DJs provide funk,

Double Shake It With Laquisha Jonz Andrew

TUESDAY 28

House Rules Bank Holiday Special Norman Jay spins

Delicious Thursdays R’n’B

Rd, WC2H 0JG (020 7379 3277). 5.30pm-2am. £4, free before 9pm.

Lost In London Party hits

The Broadway, W5 5JY (07912 654 543). 10pm-late. £10.

For full listings info go to tntonline.co.uk/ whats_on Brewer St, W1F 0SE (020 7734 3040). 10.30pm-3am. £5, w/flyer £3.

Wicked Wednesdays

The residents supply R’n’B and hip-hop. Sound, Leicester

Sq, WC2H 7NA (0870 863 1010). 9pm-3am. £10, £2.50 before 11pm.

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Arpdays DJs Idjut Boys, Bill

house. Jewel, Glasshouse St, W1B 5DQ (020 7439 4990). 9pm-1am. £10, guest list £5.

FRIDAY 1

Appropriate For... Party!

Residents spin dance, pop and club classics. Apt, Queen St, EC4N

SATURDAY 2

1TX (020 7618 9020). 7pm-3am. £5, £3 guest list. Free before 10pm.

Born 2 Boogie DJ Legs,

Back In The Day Resident DJ

Playboys and Milk Tray spin R’n’B, hip-hop, soul and reggae. Archangel, Kensington

Stevie B spins retro pop, electro, funk, house, dance and R‘n’B.

High St, W8 5NP (020 7938 4137). 10pm-2am. £10, concs £8.

Carwash Resident DJs play

White Heat DJs Matty and Olly spin rock and disco.

Brewster and Jonny 5 spin club hits. Cargo, Rivington St, EC2A 3AY

Madame Jo Jo’s, Brewer St, W1F 0SE (020 7734 3040). 10.30pm-3am. £7, adv £6.

(020 7739 3440). 7pm-1am. £8.

Escape Soho, Brewer St, W1F 0SU (07833 327002). 9pm-3am. £4.

Classique The residents

Calentito Resident DJs spin

play house classics, 1980s pop and commercial R’n’B. The Hill,

pop, R’n’B and classic soul.

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Muswell Hill, N10 3ST (020 8365 3651). 10pm-3am. £10, £7 before 11.30pm.

Salvador And Amanda, Great Newport St, WC2H 7JA (020 7240 1551). 9pm-3am. £10, guestlist £5.

Steve Smart Steve Smart spins dancefloor hits. Club Boulevard, The Broadway, W5 5JY (07912 654 543). 10pm-1.30pm. £10, ladies £5 before 11.30pm.

XXL Techno and pop from resident DJs for a crowd of hirsute guys and their admirers. The Arches, Southwark St, SE1 1RU (020 7403 9643). 9pm-6am. £12, concs/mems £8.

SUNDAY 3 Dubfire Paul Woolford, Tim Sheridan Vs Mr C and Biased Guy spin dubstep. Matter at O2 Arena, Peninsula Sq, SE10 0AX (020 7549 6686). 10pm-6am. £15, adv £12, NUS £10.

Funkinyou 5th Anniversary & Sunglasses Party DJ Arkoss and special surprise guests play house, funk and electro. Koko, Camden High St, NW1 7JE (0870 432 5527). 10pm-5.30am. £15.

1970s and 1980s disco and funk.

N-Joy The resident DJs

Club Aquarium, Old St, EC1V 9DD (020 7251 6136). 10pm-3.30am. £15.

supply club anthems.

Destination Resident DJs

Cheap$kates Disco and hip-hop courtesy of DJ Downfall.

spin funky house, dance, commercial dance, R’n’B and club anthems. On Anon,

Moonlighting, Greek St, W1D 4DR (020 7734 6308). 9pm-3.30am. £6, NUS £4.50, w/flyer £4.

Piccadilly, W1V 9LA (020 7287 8008). 9pm-late. £10, £7 before 11pm, free before 10pm.

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Digress Soho, Beak St, W1F 9RA (020 7437 0239). 12noon-3am. £10, £7 before 11pm, free before 10pm.

Motion, Victoria Embankment, WC2N 6PA (020 7389 9933). 10pm-3am. £10, free before 12am.

Wetyourself Resident DJs spin electro and minimal tunes. Club Aquarium, Old St, EC1V 9DD (0776 704 7420). 10pm-4am. £10, w/flyer £5.

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Fiesta Havana, Fulham Rd, SW6 5NH (020 7381 5005). 5pm-2am. £5, free before 9pm.

Cross Rd, WC2H 0JG (020 7379 3277). 5.30pm-2am. £4, free before 9pm.

and DJ Lukass play house and electro. Club Boulevard,

TIESTO VICTORIA PARK Bethnal Green Jul 3, £36 The Dutch DJ is coming to London this summer for a bit of festival fun. Having sold out the O2 Arena last year, he’s sure to do the same at this event. Get your tickets now at ticketmaster.co.uk.

DJ Flecha plays Cuban beats, plus dance classes.

salsa, samba and Latin tunes, plus live bands. Salsa!, Charing

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NEWS & SPORT

NEWS IN REVIEW

The week that was MONDAY

» TUESDAY » WEDNESDAY » THURSDAY » FRIDAY » SATURDAY » SUNDAY QUOTE UNQUOTE “So horrifying is that deficit that the treasurer last night could not bring himself to utter the words.” Opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull.

WRAP UP OF THIS WEEK’S EVENTS FROM AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND AND SOUTH AFRICA

“Quite frankly, anybody who puts their trust in Labor to deliver paid parental leave in 2011/12 could also believe in fairies at the bottom of the garden.” Opposition frontbencher Christopher Pyne.

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AUSTRALIA Hunt’s road rage guilt Media personality Rex Hunt, 60, escaped conviction over a road rage attack on a cyclist but must complete 100 hours of community work before he can put the incident behind him. Rodney Andonopoulos suffered a broken finger when he was attacked by Hunt over a traffic incident in July last year.

Bud Tingwell dies Actor Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell died, aged 86, in Melbourne after

CHART TOPPERS: Sneaky Sound System’s MC Double D, Connie Mitchell and Black Angus receive a 2009 ARIA Chart Award at a ceremony in Sydney. The award recognises the chart success of the Aussie electro-rockers’ album 2.

a battle with prostate cancer. Tingwell, was a industry stalwart known for roles in The Castle, Breaker Morant, TV show Homicide and mini-series All The Rivers Run. “Bud Tingwell is in every sense an Australian legend,” Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said.

Bikie gets bail for birth

Bud Tingwell

Comancheros boss Mick Hawi was granted bail on an affray charge related to a fatal bikie brawl at Sydney airport in March this year, so he could be at home for the birth of his baby. Hawi, 28, took his bail

application to the NSW Supreme Court after it was initially knocked back in a lower court.

Remains returned The skull of an Australian taken 100 years ago and kept by a museum in Liverpool was given back to its traditional owners – the Ngarrindjeri people. The remains were returned to two elders during a ceremony at the World Museum. While in the UK, the elders also retrieved 15 other individual Aboriginal remains held by another two museums and an auction house.

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mower’s blades sliced the skin off the back of the frog – named Victoria after Victa Lawnmowers – and he anaesthetised and stitched it. A month later, Victoria “looks great,” Cutter said.

everybody needs free time

“Kill the bloody lot.” Fraser Island resident David Monk’s solution to the problem of the island’s aggressive dingo population.

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*And finally … frog saving surgery A green tree frog was given a second chance after emergency surgery saved it from death by a lawnmower. Vet Stephen Cutter told The Northern Territory News the

“You can go to Copenhagen, you can go to Disneyland, you can go wherever you like, but the position of the National Party on this will be quite clear … understand the word ‘no’.” Nationals senator Barnaby Joyce rejects the government’s emissions trading scheme.

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AUSTRALIA

What’s happening across the country

SUMMARY ■ Matthew Johns is sacked by the Nine Network and resigns from coaching job at Melbourne Storm ■ NRL vows to stamp out sleaze in rugby league ■ Kevin Rudd backs sacking and calls for codes to show more respect for women

isgraced rugby league personality Matthew Johns apologised to the woman at the centre of a sex scandal that cost him his multi-million dollar TV career. Johns was sacked by the Nine Network and quit his position as an assistant coach at the Melbourne Storm after being named as one of several Cronulla players involved in a group sex session with a 19-year-old woman in New Zealand seven years ago. He apologised for the “pain and embarrassment” he had

QUEENSLAND A man on a surfboard rescued a drowning kangaroo from a Gold Coast beach. Neil McCallum ran home for his longboard so he could help the animal, which was caught in a rip. The rescue was caught on camera.

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA Matthew Johns was sacked by the Nine Network

caused the woman, but insisted she was a “willing participant” in the events in the hotel room in 2002. NRL boss David Gallop said the league would stamp out sleazy footballers, adding that those not prepared to be role models should leave the game. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd backed Johns’ sacking and said

all codes should show greater respect for women. Cronulla chairman Barry Pierce called for other players involved in the scandal to come forward, but said the club would not release names of those initially interviewed by New Zealand police. None had come forward by Friday last week.

Budget records biggest ever deficit Australia unveiled its largest deficit on record, forecasting a decade of unemployment and debt in a budget designed to help the economy through the recession. The Rudd government’s first budget contained a few sweeteners too, including extending until the end of the year a beefed-up first home owner grant. It also provided a paid maternity scheme and an increase in weekly pension payments. Treasurer Wayne Swan forecasted a $53.1 billion deficit in the year to June 30, 2010, but said it would rise to $56 billion

COAST TO COAST

NEWS & SPORT

Matty Johns sacked

JOBLESS FIGURES TO RISE The budget predicted the unemployment rate would be 6 per cent by June and 8.25 per cent a year later, before increasing to 8.5 per cent in 2010/11 – the equivalent of one million people on the dole.

in 2010/11 before an expected economic recovery began to restore government finances. “This budget is forged in the fire of the most challenging global economic conditions since the Great Depression,” Swan said.

Holocaust revisionist Fredrick Toben was sentenced to three months in jail for ignoring a court order that prevented him from publishing racist material on the internet. Toben was found guilty of contempt by the Federal Court in Adelaide, but stayed the sentence for 14 days pending appeal.

VICTORIA A man who killed his three sons by driving into a dam on Father’s Day four years ago, was ordered to pay $225,000 in compensation to the boys’ mother. Robert Farquharson was sentenced to three life terms without parole for murdering Jai, 10, Tyler, 7, and Bailey, 2.

NORTHERN TERRITORY

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A man who stabbed his girlfriend to death because she didn’t cook his dinner fast enough was sentenced to seven and a half years in jail. Andrew Norman, 30, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the NT Supreme Court.

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NEW ZEALAND

The week that was

NEWS & SPORT

MONDAY

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» TUESDAY » WEDNESDAY » THURSDAY » FRIDAY » SATURDAY » SUNDAY

‘Hi John, it’s Barack’

9

Number of New Zealanders still in isolation as a result of the swine flu scare.

365

That’s Colin to you

Colin Meads

NOT HAPPY: Police hold back a protester at the opening of the new SH20 Mt Roskill Extension in Auckland. About 25-30 people made it on to the new 4.5km extension, some holding up signs that said “tunnel or nothing”, while others called for the motorway to be abandoned in favour of public transport improvements.

called Lady. Meads said they would still be the same couple they had always been.

Jealous murder A hairdresser-turned-prostitute accused of killing her lover in a jealous rage over a sex romp with another prostitute was found guilty of murder. Dionne Liza Neale, 39, of Beach Haven was found guilty by a High Court jury in Auckland of murdering Reece John Shadbolt on February 6, 2007. She was also found guilty of intentionally damaging

Shadbolt’s car by attempting to scratch the words “Whore addict” with a key on the side panel before the murder.

A farm going for free A tractor that was being sold on Trade Me with a $1 reserve, and its buyer getting a free 8.1 hectare farm in the Catlins with it, attracted bids of more than $100,000. The property, near the Southland town of Owaka, was offered as a bonus after the owners struggled to sell it following a year on the market.

*And finally … drunk in the dock months pregnant and recorded an alcohol reading nearly of two and a half times the legal limit. However, before Judge James Weir handed down punishment he ordered Brown to stay in the court cells for the night as she was too intoxicated to receive her sentence.

Number of homes that are to be bulldozed under a $1.4 billion rethink of the western ring route bypass of central Auckland

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A Rotorua woman on her eighth drink-driving offence had her sentencing delayed so she could sober up. Rachel Brown, 38, was sentenced to a year in prison after being caught drink-driving while heavily pregnant in July 2008. At the time Brown was seven

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Amount in dollars that one of Brian Lochore’s 1967 All Black jerseys sold for at an auction in London.

Prime Minister John Key had his first chat, on the phone, with US President Barack Obama. The 15-minute call included discussing war in Aghanistan, the economy, nuclear proliferation and free trade. Key said Obama also expressed a desire to visit his friends in New Zealand and play a few rounds on the nation’s golf courses.

All Blacks legend Colin Meadshas accepted a knighthood – just don’t call him ‘Sir’. Meads, who played one of his 55 tests with a broken arm, initially “ummed and aahed” about accepting the knigthood but said he thought having a knight in Te Kuiti would be a great honour for the town. However, he did not want people to call him Sir and his wife Verna did not expect to be

WEEK IN NUMBERS

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NEW ZEALAND

COAST TO COAST

en Snee was so popular even “bad guys” were saddened by his death, senior constable Paul Symonds told mourners at the funeral of the slain policeman. More than 1000 people packed the Napier Municipal Theatre on Thursday afternoon last week to farewell senior constable Snee, who was gunned down by Jan Molenaar on Napier Hill on May 7. “Lenny [was] the most complete police officer I know,” Symonds said. After the service, Snee was farewelled by a mass haka, with Maori affairs minister and family friend Pita Sharples playing a prominent role. In the days after his death, Snee was remembered as a rugby-mad good guy, a well-liked officer who used unorthodox methods and was “a good thief catcher”. A day later, the funeral for Molenaar was held in Hastings. An eye witness said

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Len Snee (inset) is farewelled by his police colleagues

UPPER NORTH ISLAND A freak tornado ripped through Warkworth lifting roof tiles off houses, tipping caravans, uprooting trees and causing power outages. No one was injured in the ordeal.

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between 200 and 300 people attended the service before Molenaar’s body was taken to be cremated. Molenaar was found dead in his bedroom from a selfinflicted gunshot wound 50 hours after he shot Snee and three other people when he arrived home to find police searching his house on a routine drugs warrant.

TASERS NOT GUNS A fast roll-out of Taser stun guns for police is expected in the upcoming budget, but there were no plans to fully arm the force, Prime Minister John Key said. “Fully arming the police is a negative step … likely to put them potentially at greater risk,” he said.

Court told of Bain family incest Laniet Bain had given up work as a sex worker and was going home to “blow the whistle” on her incestuous relationship with her father, a witness told the High Court at the trial of David Bain in Christchurch last week. Bain is on trial for the murder of his father Robin, mother Margaret and siblings Laniet, Arawa and Stephen at their home in Every Street, Dunedin, in June 1994. The woman, who has name suppression, said she saw Laniet days before the deaths and that Laniet was going

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‘DAVID IS THE ENEMY’ David Bain’s cousin Michael Mayson told the trial he was shocked when a police officer told him in 1994: “David is the enemy and we are going to get him.”

home to tell the family about her father and that she had been a sex worker. Another witness, a man who stayed in a boarding house in Dunedin where Laniet was living, said she had told him that her father was “doing things not appropriate

A grieving mother’s complaint led to a controversial Tui billboard being pulled down. The sign was on State Highway 1 at Paekakariki, and read “I nvr txt whl drvn, yeah right.” Otaki resident Anne McCabe’s two teenage daughters were killed in a texting-related crash on the Kapiti Coast in 2007.

UPPER SOUTH ISLAND A man saved his young daughter by throwing her out of a window of a burning house in Kaikoura. The youngster, 4, was shaken but unhurt. The girl’s father suffered burns to his face and hands when he fled outdoors through the flames. The fire gutted the kitchen, lounge and dining area.

LOWER SOUTH ISLAND – touching her in ways he shouldn’t”. Another witness, a former prostitute who worked with Laniet, told the court that Laniet had told her she had had a child by her father Robin when the family lived in Papua New Guinea.

A meth lab was discovered in Sheil Hill Dunedin, the fifth lab discovered in the city in six years. Three people were charged. It was believed children were living at the house at the time police raided it.

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QUOTE UNQUOTE “All it is is a temporary change. If he doesn’t perform or things go wrong it will [go] back on his head.” Jonathan Shapiro on his decision to remove the shower from Jacob Zuma’s head in his cartoons.

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Credit crunch biting More than three-quarters of South Africans were more cautious with their spending as a result of the global economic crisis, a survey showed. The study, called Project Reboot, found South Africans were now planning their shopping carefully and that half of the country was worried about losing their jobs. The survey showed 33 per cent of South Africans believed the recession was putting a strain on their relationships.

Gordhan is lauded South Africa’s new finance minister Pravin Gordhan received the thumbs up from the Banking Association shortly after President Jacob Zuma announced his first cabinet. “Mr Gordhan has demonstrated his considerable abilities as commissioner for Inland Revenue,” managing director Cas Coovadia said. Zuma made big changes to

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER: A rare 7.03-carat blue diamond mined in South Africa sold for £6,2 million in Geneva, Switzerland last week. It is the highest price ever for a gem of its kind, according to auctioneers Sotheby’s. The telephone buyer has yet to name the diamond.

cabinet as he unveiled a team of 34 ministers, some retained from Thabo Mbeki’s era. Former finance minister Trevor Manuel was named head of the government’s new strategic planning commission.

Victory for SA wine

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The European Court of Justice upheld a Stellenbosch company’s right to use the name Waterford on its wines. The ruling followed a challenge by Irish glassware giant Waterford Wedgwood Plc, who had argued that using the name would lead

*And finally … a load of old bull air onto his vehicle’s roof rack. The bull, whose hooves were caught in the rack, had to wait five hours to be rescued by a crane but was put down because both its legs were broken.

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Helicopter crash Three Air Force members were killed when their Agusta A109 helicopter crashed into a dam in KwaZulu-Natal. Police captain Charmaine Struwig said the helicopter was on its way to Dragon’s Peak when it plunged into Woodstock Dam and sank. The cause of the accident was not known.

“When the shocked community members asked him what he was doing, he said that the sheep troubled him during the night.” Police spokesman Tebogo Sesing on a Tembisa man arrested for allegedly having sex with a sheep. “I want to show that I embrace African culture by dipping my spear in the blood of my enemy.” Columnist David Bullard, who intends suing the Sunday Times for unfair dismissal, quoted in The Saturday Star.

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“There were hours and hours of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror.” Charles Stobbart, 60, after beating an aviation record by flying to London from Cape Town and back in three days in a homemade plane, quoted in The Star.

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SUMMARY ■ ANCYL attacks DA leader Helen Zille after she calls Jacob Zuma a ‘womaniser’ ■ The Human Rights Commission calls on both parties to stop the feud ■ The ANC rebukes its youth league but heavily criticises Zille

he Human Rights Commission (HRC) last week criticised the political mud-slinging between the African National Congress (ANC), its allies and Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille after a war of words dragged on for days. “If you look at the tone of the debate both sides have not conducted themselves well,” HRC media officer Vincent Moaga said. “The country does not need this right now.” Zille was quoted in the press as saying Zuma is a “self-

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confessed womaniser” who had put his wives at risk of contracting HIV. The DA leader was reacting to criticism for appointing only men to the provincial executive in the Western Cape, where she is premier. In a strong-worded statement the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) claimed Zille

was having sex with her provincial executive council. The ANC condemned Zille’s statement but distanced itself from the ANCYL’s remarks. As the dispute continued, the Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veteran’s Association threatened to mobilise soldiers in the Western Cape to render the province ungovernable.

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Drinking water under the spotlight More than 50 municipalities in South Africa were warned to give attention to their water supply operations last week. According to the Blue Drop report released by the department of water affairs, the quality of tap water in 54 of the country’s municipalities could not be guaranteed. Quality regulations manager Leonardo Manus said a lack of proper controls and management at some rural supply works meant consumers in these areas could ingest micro-organisms such as e-coli and faecal coliforms. With the 2010 Soccer World

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WATER DRAMA Problem spots included Jansenville and Klipplaat in the Eastern Cape, Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga, and Kamiesberg and Mier in the Northern Cape.

Cup looming, the department wanted to assure visitors that, in most areas of the country, it was safe to drink tap water. “We want to assure our visitors that there is no need for them to spend money on bottled water,” spokesman Themba Khumalo said.

The Dalai Lama was welcome to visit South Africa at any time, international relations and co-operation minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said. The Tibetan leader was refused a visa to attend the Peace Conference in March, with the government at the time saying it didn’t want his visit to detract from the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

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WESTERN CAPE An Australian tourist and his Japanese wife were robbed by a baboon in Cape Town. Beeld newspaper reported that the couple were “hijacked” at Cape Point by a baboon, which opened the back door of their car and made off with a mobile phone

EASTERN CAPE A baby boy who was kidnapped from a Port Elizabeth hospital was re-united with his mother last week. The boy was allegedly taken by a teen mother who had given birth to a still-born baby.

KWAZULUNATAL A 57-year-old farmer was shot and killed on the Bloemendal farm in the Rietvlei area. Alan Rowe was shot twice in his upper body around 8.30pm last Wednesday, superintendent Henry Budhram said.

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FOOTBALL Rhys Williams, the 20-year-old Middlesborough defender, opts to play for Australia over Wales. It’s a significant coup for the Socceroos and Williams may play against Qatar on June 6.

CRICKET The third umpire referral system, which allows players to challenge the field umpire’s ruling, is dropped for this year’s Ashes. So far, the system has only created more confusion.

FOOTBALL Australian driver Ryan Briscoe posts the second-quickest time in open practice for the upcoming Indianapolis 500 as the Penske team continues to fine-tune its cars.

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CRICKET The International Cricket Council rules that South African bowler Johan Botha’s ‘doosra’ is illegal. He can now look forward to crowds shouting “no ball” every time he bowls.

CRICKET Aussie batsman Phil Jaques is stiff to miss out on one of the ACB’s 25 central contracts. Jaques, 30, has played 11 Tests for three centuries, including one in his last innings last June.

LAWN BOWLS Australia beats New Zealand in the biennial trans-Tasman indoor bowls Test, emerging 37-29 winners. Who cares about the Tri-Nations? It pales in comparison to bowls glory.

SUNDAY RUGBY LEAGUE After the NRL’s week from hell, the seven round 10 games draw an average crowd of 20,583 – 3000 up on the year’s average – suggesting fans are standing by the troubled code.

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Celtic’s Australian striker Scott McDonald rejects charges he tried to injure Dundee striker Lee Wilkie, claiming the pair exchanged shirts after the match

MONDAY BASEBALL Toronto V Chicago WS The Jays host the Whitesox 6pm ESPN America TUESDAY CYCLING Giro d’Italia (stage 10) Must be pretty sore by now 2pm British Eurosport

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WEDNESDAY TENNIS Guinot Mary Cohr Masters French Open warm-up 12.30pm British Eurosport 2 THURSDAY CRICKET England V West Indies It’s the first ODI – go Windies 10.30am Sky Sports 1 FRIDAY FOOTBALL Arsenal V Liverpool FA Youth Cup final 7.30pm Setanta 2 SATURDAY RUGBY Leicester V Leinster Final of the Heineken Cup 4.30pm Sky Sports 2 SUNDAY MOTORSPORT Indianapolis 500 Racing’s greatest spectacle 6pm Skyu Sports 3

PUB TALK: BRITISH SPORT EXPLAINED The Red Devils, Ronaldo, Ribery and transfer travails What’s the scuttlebutt? Cristiano Ronaldo wants to join Real Madrid for a transfer fee of £71.4m. United would then target French star Franck Ribery from Bayern Munich. Isn’t £71.4m freakishly high? Yes and no – the record fee is £46m paid by Real Madrid to Juventus for Zidane in 2001. But, in January, Man

City reportedly offered AC Milan £100m for Kaka. So the fee basically buys the player? It’s more like a bribe. Contracted players can’t change teams, but for the right fee, the club agrees to tear up the contract, allowing the player to sign elsewhere.

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Australian, New Zealand and South African officials have agreed to a new format that is likely to see a fifth Australian side, possibly Melbourne-based, join an expanded Super rugby competition in 2011. But already, there are doubts about Australia’s ability to support a fifth franchise. Queensland Reds coach Phil Mooney said: “I just can’t see where a fifth Australian team are going to get the players from.” “Samoa, Fiji, Tonga have been punching above their weight ... we’ve got a responsibility to help develop the game there.”

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The Chiefs secured a home semi-final after prevailing in a bruising arm-wrestle against the Brumbies at Waikato Stadium. The victory, which came after the scores were tied 7-7 at half-time, propelled the Chiefs into the the playoffs for just the second time in their history, and shattered the Brumbies’ slim chances of sneaking into the top four. A huge defensive effort from the Brumbies kept the Chiefs out in a second half dominated by the New Zealand team, but a Stephen Donald penalty late in the half proved decisive. Both sides missed kickable penalty chances

midway through the first half, but Brumbies wing Francis Fainifo finally opened the scoring after 33 minutes, when he made the most of some lazy defence from Chiefs winger Lelia Masaga. Brumbies fullback Adam Ashley-Cooper fended off Sweeney, and weighted his kick for the line beautifully, leaving Masaga dithering as a fast-closing Fainifo dived for the ball to touch down. Masaga redeemed himself barely two minutes later, latching on to a Mils Muliaina pass and setting up tidy second phase play just metres from the line for Donald to dive over for the equaliser before the interval.

FOUR COUNTRIES VYING TO HOST WORLD CUPS The four candidates to host the 2015 or 2019 Rugby World Cups formally presented their bids to the International Rugby Board last Wednesday. Bidding teams from Italy, Japan, South Africa and England delivered 30-minute presentations to the IRB Council in Dublin, all of which were described as high quality. Italy, Japan and South Africa are bidding for either the 2015 or 2019 tournament, while England’s bid is for 2015. The host nations for the two World Cups will be decided on July 28.

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The Waratahs looked home and hosed after going to the break 28-13 ahead – and with the bonus point already in the bag – courtesy of four tries in the first 33 minutes, all of which were converted by Daniel Halangahu. A try to halfback Jano Vermaak plus a conversion, penalty and drop goal to Andre Pretorius were the Lions’ only points of the first half. But the home side piled on 20

unanswered points in 18 minutes to set up the tense finale. The Lions led 33-28 after 58 minutes, only for Waratah Tom Carter to cross five minutes from time to put his side back in front. But even then the Tahs needed a massive stroke of good fortune when Lions centre Deon van Rensburg appeared to have dived over for the match-levelling – and potentially winning – try in injury time, only for the referee to rule the seemingly legitimate pass from Pretorius to van Rensburg had travelled forward.

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Leon MacDonald CRUSADERS The Crusaders are the luckiest of the four finalists, sneaking in ahead of the Waratahs on points difference, and would have missed without MacDonald’s four penalties against the Blues. The 31-year-old is off to Japanese club Kinetsu at the end of the season, but gave his side one last big effort.

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Despite being outscored four tries to three, the Bulls earned a heartstopping win over the Sharks to go top of the standings, thanks largely to flyhalf Morne Steyn’s two drop goals. The Sharks had needed a victory with a bonus point to sneak into the semis, and they scored a fourth try on the stroke of fulltime, only to fall just short and finish sixth. Blues 13

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In a disappointing spectacle with a dramatic finale, departing Crusaders veteran Leon MacDonald landed a dropped goal four minutes from full-time to get his side over the line against a dogged Blues side who had nothing but pride on the line. The game was a penalty-kicking duel between MacDonald and Blues first five-eighth Jimmy Gopperth, who is also leaving New Zealand rugby. Reds 28 Q Cooper B Lucas M McLinden B Va’aulu tries B Barnes 4 cons

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It was expected to be a stroll for the powerful Hurricanes, coming off an 8-16 hiccup against the Chiefs, and playing a Reds outfit with 11 injured players, and who had conceded 84 points in their previous two matches. It looked that way early, a double to All Blacks midfielder Ma’a Nonu knocking the stuffing out of the Reds, but the outclassed hosts never threw in the towel.

The Bulls did enough with their no-frills game, managing to score when it mattered, and, on two occasions when their attacks were halted by the Sharks defence, Steyn was in position to snap over the drop goals. The Bulls’ physical approach to the game led to three tries – one each from fullback Zane Kirchner, winger Akona Ndungane and replacement lock Danie Rossouw – that proved enough of a cushion to hold off a furious Sharks rally late in the piece. Cheetahs 22

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Stormers rookie Joe Pietersen scored two tries to help the Stormers to a hard-fought win. In the absence of injured Springbok Conrad Jantjes, Pietersen scored either side of half-time to help the Stormers finish a disappointing year on a high. Pietersen’s second, along with two penalties to Willem de Waal, gave the Bulls a commanding 28-10 lead midway through the second half, before the Cheetahs fought back. Force 33 S Staniforth 2 R Cross H Sare tries M Giteau 2 cons 3 pens

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The Force finished their season with a bonuspoint win over the Highlanders and farewelled a host of departing stars. The Force scored three first half tries and shot out to a 33-7 lead. The Highlanders hit back with quick tries, but still fell short. Next season, the Force will miss Matt Giteau, Drew Mitchell and Josh Valentine, as well as Tai McIsaac, Tamaiti Horua, Scott Staniforth and Junior Pelesasa.

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“If I had a gun I’d shoot them right now. I hate them, they’re disgusting. I want them dead. I hate them so much.” “Clare”, the young woman on Four Corners’ report into sexual misconduct in rugby league, on the eight Cronulla players she had sex with in 2002. “Whatever the arguments about the details of the incident involving Cronulla players in 2002, the conduct and its aftermath was simply unacceptable, full stop.” Channel 9 CEO David Gyngell on Matthew Johns’ sacking. “Just don’t call me ‘Sir’. All my mates say they won’t call me ‘Sir’, and I don’t want them to.” All Blacks legend Colin Meads has decided to accept a knighthood, with one proviso “I’ve just got a bit of a feeling that they might want to get Vaughan back into the set-up and they might pick Harmison for when we get there.” Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting expects England to recall some familiar foes for this summer’s Ashes.

New hoops league unravelling already Basketball Victoria is shaping as a possible saviour for the troubled new NBL, as they consider entering a team in the revamped league due to kick off later this year.

Basketball Australia want an eight-team league in 2009, and are keen for a Victorian side to join teams from Perth, the Gold Coast, New Zealand, Adelaide, Townsville, Cairns and Wollongong. The Melbourne Tigers and South Dragons both withdrew from the planned league at the 11th hour, leaving the competition without a Victorian representative. Already, the league is without a side in the major markets of Sydney or Brisbane, and was last week forced to consider postponing its inaugural season until 2010. The league requires each

team to have $1 million in the bank to join. While that may have scared some clubs off, there is no sign of compromise. “We want to make sure our teams are financially viable and long-term sustainable – that’s the key,” league boss Larry Sengstock said. “This league could be something brand new, out of the box, that every other sport becomes envious of.” BOGUT BACK ON TRACK Australian NBA player Andrew Bogut is over a back injury that ended his season for the Milwaukee Bucks, and the 213cm centre is back in training. At the time of his injury, Bogut, 24, was one of only 11 players in the league averaging double-figures in both points and rebounds.

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“Joel’s had a great start to the year and he can take all that, I’ve done it, I’m over it.” Fanning is currently in Tahiti, where the Billabong Pro at Teahupo’o is underway, but five of the event’s opening seven days were lay days. TEAHUPO’O CHAMPS 2008: Bruno Santos (BRA) 2007: Damien Hobgood (US) 2006: Bobby Martinez (US) 2005: Kelly Slater (US) 2004: CJ Hobgood (US) 2003: Kelly Slater (US) 2002: Andy Irons (US) 2001: Corey Lopez (US) 2000: Kelly Slater (US) 1999: Mark Occhilupo (AUS)

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“I could save them the trouble and say that there are no obvious weaknesses for them to find. Most important of all, he seems mentally as tough as they come.” Shane Warne gives the Poms some tips on how to figure out Phil Hughes.

Aussie surfer Mick Fanning’s impressive start to the year has gone largely unnoticed, and that’s just the way he likes it. His third-placing on the Gold Coast and fifth at Bells Beach has him second in the overall world ratings. But Joel Parkinson has stolen all the headlines this year after winning both events. Fanning, 27, wants nothing more than to snare a second world title. But he’s more than happy for Parkinson to hog the limelight and the constant harassment from fans and media that goes with it. “It’s great, I don’t have to do anything,” Fanning said.

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NRL Bulldog Yileen Gordon gets stopped

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Israel Folau BRONCOS Scoring four tries to fire the Broncos to a come-frombehind win, Folau recalled a young Mal Meninga and showed why, at 20, he is considered one of the most exciting talents in the game.

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Bottles rained upon Jubilee Oval after video referee Steven Clark robbed the Bulldogs of what seemed a legitimate match-winning try as the Dragons held on for a dramatic win in a top-of-the-table clash. Bulldogs centre Jamal Idris looked like he had scored the match-winner when he touched down with just 33 seconds on the clock, only for Clark to deny the four-pointer due to an

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In a game played out in front of more than 43,000 fans, the lead changed five times. Brisbane finally shook off the Titans with a try to halfback Peter Wallace in the 72nd minute to take an eight-point lead. Broncos winger Israel Folau equalled the club record with four tries to help snap a two-game losing streak. Panthers 26

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A nightmare week for Cronulla threatened to end in fairytale fashion as the Sharks mounted a late challenge via two Anthony Tupou tries. They closed to within just two points before Luke Lewis reeled in a Wade Graham bomb to inflict the Sharks’ eighth consecutive loss. Sea Eagles 34 D Williams 2 C Bailey S Rodney A Watmough M Ballin tries J Lyon 5 goals

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Manly claimed their biggest win of the year with a thumping victory over traditional rivals Parramatta in their heritage round clash at Brookvale Oval. The Sea Eagles dominated the first half to claim a 22-4 lead, and then kicked on for a six tries to two win.

obstruction play in the lead up, with Greg Eastwood ruled to have blocked Jamie Soward. The match had looked over when Justin Poore brushed past a poor Michael Ennis tackle on a stunning 25m run to the line with 13 minutes remaining, Soward’s conversion giving the home side a handy 20-12 buffer. But Idris sparked a dramatic comeback, crossing just nine minutes from time, allowing the Bulldogs to close to within two points, before being denied a glorious double. Roosters 6

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Newcastle demonstrated their premiership credentials with a thumping victory over the Sydney Roosters on Saturday night. The Knights produced a swashbuckling display with NSW Origin hopefuls Kurt Gidley and Jarrod Mullen pulling the strings on a miserable night for the Roosters. Tigers 22

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Nathan Merritt’s last-minute field goal sealed a dramatic victory for South Sydney over Wests Tigers in an amazing encounter at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Merritt popped the ball over the bar from 30 metres out to cap off a superb late fightback from the Rabbitohs. Warriors 12 N Fien D Kemp tries D Kemp 2 goals

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Cowboys halfback Johnthan Thurston continued his hot run of form, leading North Queensland to an impressive win at Mt Smart Stadium. The Test number seven scored a try, set up two others and landed five conversions in the Cowboys’ fifth win of the season.

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Hawthorn snapped Fremantle’s three-game winning streak, and also restored their own win-loss balance to parity, giving their flag defence a much-needed shot in the arm. The Dockers held a one-point lead midway through the second quarter, but the reigning premiers then booted the next six goals to set up a commanding lead. Fremantle fought back Cats 18.11.119

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7.7.49 Roos D Hale 2 H McIntosh 2 A Swallow L Thomas S Wright

The Kanagroos’ season slipped further away and they failed to fire a shot against Geelong, who booted nine unanswered goals either side of quarter-time to set up a match-winning lead. With Gary Ablett still missing, James Bartel stepped into the breach, gathering 34 touches. Swans 16.10.106

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In another seesawing encounter between these old rivals, the Eagles came from 19 points down at the last break to hit the front midway through the final term. But the Eagles’ missed set shots allowed the Swans to wrest back the lead, decisively, through youngster Kieran Jack.

to within 14 points during the final term, but the Hawks were able to keep their hosts at arm’s length, with late goals to Lance Franklin and Jarryd Roughead icing the game. Franklin, along with captain Sam Mitchell, was the difference for the Hawks, and his fourgoal haul saw him draw level with Roughead on 27 goals for the year. For the Dockers, who will be disappointed at having blown their winning momentum, Matthew Pavlich led the way, while Michael Johnson was also busy. Demons 15.7.97

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The Demons held a 22-point lead early in the second quarter, but couldn’t stop the Dogs grinding their way back into the game. Dogs veteran Jason Akermanis continued his Indian summer with four crucial goals. Aaron Davey and Brent Moloney were best for the losers. Lions 18.11.119

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12.11.83 Crows C Knights 2 J Porplyzia 2 T Walker 2 P Dangerfield B Moran B Reilly D Mackay K Tippett T Edwards

The Crows were up by 22 points in the second quarter, but the Lions came out firing after half-time, banging on seven goals in the third term, including four to Daniel Bradshaw. Justin Sherman was superb for the Lions – he racked up 35 touches and booted three goals.

Kangaroos coach Dean laidley puts on a brave face after his team cops a 70-point hiding

THE PLAYER

Jason Akermanis BULLDOGS At 32 years of age, he’s still one of the most skilful, instinctive goal-kickers around, is still a match-winner. Unquestionably, the Dogs would have lost without Aker – he kept them in it with three goals in the second term, and then helped steer them home.

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Carlton kicked the first six goals of the match to kill the contest, before cruising to an easy win over their fierce rivals. Blues skipper Chris Judd was best afield, while Scott Pendlebury played a lone hand for the Magpies, who were absolutely woeful from start to finish.

SUNDAY 5am Setanta 1 SAINTS V LIONS

Other Round 9 games Cats v Bulldogs, Roos v Dockers, Eagles v Magpies, Tigers v Bombers, Swans v Power, Hawks v Demons

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CROWS V BLUES

The Power looked home when they led by 31 points in the third term before a frenzied Richmond fightback had the Tigers 16 points clear halfway through the last. But Power veteran Warren Tredrea imposed himself to help the Power over the line in a thriller.

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The IRB Sevens is in London this weekend, and South Africa are the team to beat WORDS TOM STURROCK

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hile South Africa have a golden opportunity to sew up their first Sevens World Series win at Twickenham this weekend, flanker Mpho Mbiyozo insists his side haven’t popped the champagne just yet. “It’s way too early for us to think that way – two years ago, Fiji needed only to make the semis in the last tournament to win the series, but fell over,” he says. “Anything can happen in Sevens, so we will treat this tournament like every other.” After a long period of Sevens dominance by the Kiwis, the Boks have been the most consistent team this season and sit pretty at the top of the table. Mbiyozo says the big difference for the Boks this year is the team’s new training base in Cape Town. “We’ve all been working together, so when someone comes into the side, they know what to do – it doesn’t take them as long to fit into our system,” he explains. For

Mbiyozo, winning the South African leg of the World Series has been the main highlight. “Winning in front of a home crowd had been a long time coming,” he says. “It was great to send fans home with smiles on their faces.” Although 15-a-side rugby enjoys more popularity and prestige, Mbiyozo claims the interest in Sevens is booming. “There’s been a big increase in interest in South Africa – maybe that’s because we’ve had some good results,” he admits. “It’s an easy way to introduce rugby to a new audience. It’s very entertaining. It’s highscoring and less technical.”

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Points

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WHO’S WON WHAT? Dubai: South Africa South Africa: South Africa New Zealand: England USA: Argentina Hong Kong: Fiji Australia: South Africa

THE STARS Most points Richard Kingi (AUS) – 205 Ben Gollings (ENG) – 153 Collins Injera (KEN) – 150 Renfred Dazel (RSA) – 145 Most tries Collins Injera (KEN) – 30 Luke Monahan (AUS) – 27 Robert Ebersohn (RSA) – 21 Ryno Benjamin (RSA) – 20

DAY TWO

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Australia’s side for this year’s Ashes will be named this week, and three spots are still up for grabs. TNT has some advice for the selectors WORDS TOM STURROCK THE RESERVE BATSMAN The top seven from the South Africa tour will be retained, but traditionally an extra batsman tours as a possible replacement.. Among specialists, Brad Hodge and David Hussey are the stand-outs, while Callum Ferguson could be the young bolter. But Hussey struggled domestically last Australian summer, and hasn’t done much in ODIs. If the back-up is selected on who would be most capable of stepping straight into the side, Hodge is the man. THE ALL-ROUNDER Since 2005, the Aussie selectors have been keen on all-rounders, so at

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THE SIXTH BOWLER Again, there are some certainties here. Mitchell Johnson and Peter Siddle are shoe-ins. Ben Hilfenhaus will also tour as he is suited to English conditions. The experienced duo of Brett Lee and Stuart Clark complete the pace battery. It’s hard to see either missing out. Australia could take a specialist spinner, a sixth quick, or just rely on an all-rounder. Most likely, a token tweaker will tour, just in case the Poms prepare a few turners. That gets Nathan Hauritz over the line.

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CALLUM FERGUSON, 24 No Tests; 2730 FC runs at 35 Impressive in limited-overs – still green, but is next in line among the next generation.

ANDREW SYMONDS, 34 26 Tests, 1462 runs at 40, 24 wickets at 37; 14,477 FC runs at 42, 242 wickets at 36 Adds an edge, but has no form to speak of and may have burnt his bridges.

SHANE WATSON, 27 8 Tests, 257 runs at 18, 14 wickets at 35; 4816 FC runs at 45, 132 wickets at 29 ODI runs have kept him in the frame, despite his horrid injury record in recent years.

ANDREW MCDONALD, 27 4 Tests, 107 runs at 21, 9 wickets at 33; 2211 FC runs at 36, 111 wickets at 29 Bowled well in South Africa, but isn’t a viable number six bat. Third-string all-rounder.

NATHAN HAURITZ, 27 4 Tests, 14 wickets at 32; 88 FC wickets at 46 The only decent option if a specialist spinner is needed. He sneaks in by default.

DOUG BOLLINGER, 27 1 Test, 2 wickets at 65; 161 FC wickets at 30 No room for a sixth quick – the likely casualty if Lee and Clark are recalled.

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Lock in Simon Katich, Phil Hughes, Ricky Ponting, Mike Hussey, Michael Clarke, Marcus North, Brad Haddin, Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Ben Hilfenhaus, Brett Lee and Stuart Clark. Brad Hodge, Shane Watson and Nathan Hauritz are the best bets for the other three spots.

least one of Andrew Symonds, Shane Watson and Andrew McDonald will tour. There are question marks over each: Symonds is a loose cannon, Watson can’t stay fit, and McDonald isn’t a bonafide top six batsman. Fitness permitting, Watson has the inside running. He’s bowls better than Symonds and a bats better than McDonald. If Australia need to pick a specialist spinner, he could bat at six, which allows the selectors to still pick a fourth seamer. That flexibility is his trump card.

No Tests; 9641 FC runs at 54 Like Hodge, has experience over here, but hasn’t taken his chances in shorter forms.

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ON THE JOB MEEGAN JONES

It’s a seasonal contract, and this is my area of expertise. I have built up a big knowledge base on events’ sustainability and Festival Republic thought that they could use this. They ‘found’ me in Australia doing a similar thing, via a mutual acquaintance, and asked me to apply for the role. I had to jump through a lot of hoops to get a work permit, but now I have one for five years. What’s the best thing about your job?

Career Sustainability Co-ordinator, Festival Republic Age 40 Lives Wherever my backpack is From Newcastle, Australia What does your work as sustainability co-ordinator involve doing?

That it doesn’t run all year. It gives me six or seven months off to travel. I love the job but there’s only so much garbage you can deal with before you need to hit the beach.

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I go through all the operations, purchasing, and logistics of festivals and look for the most environmentally sound option to take. My job also includes encouraging the audience to

Dealing with the irresponsible actions of pissed young people. I know they’re there to party but I can’t believe they want to blow up their tents after one too many!

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My boss doesn’t approve of lunch breaks. Am I entitled to a break of some sort if I work an eight-hour day? According to the Working Time Regulations, you have the right to a break of at least 20 minutes if you’re expected to work for more than six hours at a stretch. This break can’t be shaved

off the front or end of your day, but must be taken at some time in the middle. The fact that it’s illegal for your boss to stop you taking a break doesn’t make it any easier to deal with the situation. It’s probably best to alert your HR department about the issue first, and take it from there.

new survey shows the global financial meltdown is having an unexpected effect in New Zealand – it’s making it more difficult to find skilled and qualified finance and accounting staff in the country. The Robert Half Global Financial Employment Monitor surveyed finance and accounting employers in 21 countries during February and March. The results show that New Zealand finance and accounting employers are

among the hardest hit by current economics; 42 per cent say they are having difficulty finding staff, a jump from last year’s result of 28 per cent. The survey also found that New Zealand employers are having the most difficulty in filling senior roles.

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A second wave of job cuts are on the way for advertising and software groups. Thousands of jobs are expected to go at advertising giant WPP, and Sage, the software company, as the recession takes its effect on other sectors.

Microsoft confirmed jobs will be cut in Australia as part of its plan to axe 5000 jobs globally. The first round of lay-offs did not affect Australian employees, but now an undisclosed number of staff will have to leave the company.

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ROLE CALL There are benefits to both supply and permanent teaching jobs in London, so pick the one that’s best for you WORDS SAMANTHA BADEN

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o you want flexibility or do you prefer your own patch of grass? As a teacher in London you’ll need to ask yourself this when deciding what sort of role is for you.

WHAT IS IT? Supply: It can be short term – day-to-day work – or long term – a week to a term or two. Permanent: You’ll sign on for more than a term, a year or indefinitely. WHY DO IT? Supply: Sanza Teaching’s Kati Pilkington, who is the branch manager at the recruiter’s

Islington office, says one of the main benefits of supply teaching is the flexibility it gives candidates who want to make time for travel. Supply teaching also offers a great introduction to London’s teaching landscape, so by working in a variety of areas teachers can get a taste of the local culture. “I think people who are flexible and fairly easy-going are well suited to supply teaching,” Pilkington says. “You’ve also got to be able to read maps and jump on different Tubes because we’ll be ringing them at 7am and say we need you to get to a certain place by 8.30am. So you also need to be resourceful.” Permanent: A permanent teacher is part of the community of the school and is recognised as a long-term staff member with access to a lot of additional training, Pilkington explains. Don’t forget you’ll also get paid for holidays – and you get on average 13 weeks a year.

SUPPLY ■ Flexibility of being a supply teacher will allow more time to travel. ■ Experience a range of schools before you commit to one. ■ Good daily pay rate. PERMANENT ■ Be part of the ongoing day-to-day life of the school. ■ Get 13 weeks’ paid holiday a year. ■ You can benefit from a range of professional development and training courses at no extra cost, including opening the door to a QTS qualification.

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FIRST PERSON Primary school teacher and new graduate Danielle Kirchen, 22, from Sydney, arrived in London three weeks ago. She’s now living in Finsbury Park and has found supply teaching work through Sanza Teaching.

WHAT YOU NEED ■ UK-recognised qualification. In most cases that’s at degree level. ■ Police checks from your home country. ■ UK police check. ■ Written and checkable references from your teaching job at home. ■ QTS – if you want a permanent job.

a minimum of £125 a day. Long-term supply rates will reflect experience or if you teach an in-demand subject such as maths. Permanent: Pay is dependant on experience and the area in which you are teaching. The salary for a graduate teacher in London starts at about £25,000, but can increase.

GETTING WORK Supply: You should expect to start working straight away, Pilkington says. The peak time to land long-term supply work is the start of the school year in September. There is always work to be won in the supply teaching sector, although the last few weeks of July (at the end of the school year) are notoriously quiet. “The good thing about supply teaching is that schools always need teachers,” Pilkington says. “They can’t do without them, so there is still plenty of work around.” Permanent: Most people can apply for permanent roles after having done some supply work, as local experience is desirable. “We do have people we place in permanent roles straight away, but the nature of what they’re doing means they like to come over and try a few different schools, assess the areas and then pick and choose from what’s on offer in the permanent sector,” Pilkington says. QTS Supply and Permanent: You will be in a position to complete Qualified Teaching Status (QTS) if you opt for a permanent role, which means you will legally be able to work in the UK for in excess of four years. Pilkington says a willingness to complete QTS can increase your job prospects even if you’ve only ever worked as a supply teacher.

and sanzateaching.com (020 7288 6644)

How long did you have to wait till you got your first job? I’d been corresponding with Sanza while I was travelling in India. When I arrived in London it was honestly just four or five days before I started work. I was really lucky. Have you worked at a lot of different schools in the UK? Most days it’s been different schools. I’ve been back to a couple of schools a couple of times, but as of Monday I’m going to be at the same school until the end of term. What has the experience of going from school to school been like? I thought I would hate it because I’m really good at getting lost, but I’ve found it so rewarding because I’ve actually had to stop people and ask for directions so it’s built my confidence. I’ve also seen places I probably wouldn’t have ventured out to, so I’m really enjoying it. What are the kids like? I think they’ve been fantastic. I’ve found it quite easy to step from Australian schools into the British schools. I’ve found lots of similarities and the teaching styles are very similar. There’s obviously been times that have tested me as a new teacher, but I’m loving it so far.

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How have you settled in since arriving in London from Australia? It’s been fantastic. I did have apprehensions about coming here as I’ve just graduated and I had concerns about what it would be like in the schools over here. But I’ve found it to be fantastic and I’ve loved everything about teaching – and I’ve loved everything about London so far.

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Cath Matthews Job Stylist From Melbourne, Australia Lives St John’s Wood Age 27 How do you budget?

Badly. I work freelance a lot, so my pay varies from month to month. It’s a bit slow at the moment, so I’m trying to watch the pennies by not going out as much and hanging out at home with mates. What do you blow your cash on?

When I have cash to spend, I find it pretty easy. Going out is a big one. I like going to live music and theatre in London. It’s a great city for all that stuff. Do you have any extraordinary expenses?

I’ve been trying to make my own clothes recently, so I’ve had to cough up for materials and equipment. But hopefully it’ll save me some cash in the long run.

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Fees for routing mobile phone calls should be slashed by up to 70 per cent and customer bills cut by €2 billion over the next three years. This is under new European Union guidelines designed to spur competition and give customers a better deal in all of the 27 EU nations.

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Check the conditions of your Tenancy Agreement. If you want to leave before your lease is up, you may be liable to pay until new tenants are found. If you’re living in a sharehouse and haven’t signed a contract, you can move out whenever

The UK tax year begins on April 6, and if you work only part of the tax year you should get some tax back. The tax threshold is £6035 per year – so if you earn less than this, you won’t pay any tax. You’ll need a P45 (when you leave a job) and a P60 (at the end of the tax year). If you’re leaving the UK and won’t work again before the end of the tax year, you can claim a rebate by filling in a P85.

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No one needs an excuse to visit Athens – but mix up your sightseeing with a little night music and you’ve got the perfect combination city break WORDS CLAIRE GOODALL

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rashed out on a giant beanbag, my dance-weary feet throbbing in time to the beats coming from the stage, I gaze up at the star-studded night sky. I’m at the Synch festival in the Athens suburb of Gazi. Outside the streets throng with young Athenians keen to enjoy the sultry evening air while here at the Technopolis venue, the disused gasworks that gives the area its name provides a funky backdrop to the blissed-out crowd.

TO MARKET Beautiful young things they are too. At risk of sounding stalkeresque, I’m enthralled by the fashion parade going on before me: girls

wearing playsuits and harem pants – and actually looking good in them! Having spent the day wandering around the Monastiraki district, I’m not surprised by the laid-back chic of the Greek fashionistas: it’s a shopping mecca. In among cafés serving sublime iced coffee, the labyrinthine backstreets house boutique stores offering a colourful array of on-trend T-shirts, statement jewellery and fashion-conscious designs. Go when the flea market is in full swing and you’ll also find stalls hawking everything from antique lamps to backgammon sets via knockoff CDs and customised sandals.

POUND THE PAVEMENT Despite the Greek penchant for late-night partying, the next morning I’m up early

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FESTIVAL CITIES This year’s Synch festival runs June 12-14, with performances from Tortoise, Squarepusher and Friendly Fires. See synch.gr. For more gig-themed breaks in Europe’s capital cities, try these:

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INMUSIC FESTIVAL, ZAGREB Check out Croatia’s capital, June 24-26. Franz Ferdinand, Moby and Lily Allen are on the line-up. See t-mobileinmusicfestival.com.

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SZIGET, BUDAPEST A huge party on an island in the River Danube, August 12-17. Rock out to tunes from Snow Patrol, Pendulum and Fatboy Slim. See sziget.hu.

ROCK EN SEINE, PARIS Rock festival in France’s capital, August 28-30. Line-up includes Oasis, Madness and The Prodigy. See rockenseine.com.

Chilling out at Synch 2008

(well, 9am) for a walking tour of the city. Our first stop is, oddly, Syntagma Metro station. Built for the 2004 Olympics, the Athens metro is an archaeological exhibition in its own right, with ancient artefacts discovered during excavation on show at the stations, and cutaway sections revealing the foundations of buildings long since crumbled into dust. Then it’s out into the bright sunshine of the city’s main square, and from there to the shady, meandering streets of Plaka, the old town. A Byzantine church here, a statue of Lord Byron there, Turks, Venetians, Greeks, Romans – there’s so much history it’s enough to make your head spin. But none of it impresses like the Acropolis, rising sheer above the city and topped with the unmistakable silhouette of the Parthenon. Even crawling with tourists and baking in the midday sun, the rocky outcrop with its marble columns and statues is a staggering reminder On the waterfront in Athens

of the power of Ancient Greece and the ravages of passing time.

WHEN TO GO Go in June to beat the hordes and enjoy the balmy evenings. GETTING THERE Several carriers fly direct to Athens from London. GETTING AROUND The metro and buses are cheap and efficient. VISAS Australians and New Zealanders don’t need a visa. South Africans need a Schengen visa. CURRENCY Euro. 1 GBP = 1.12 EUR. LANGUAGE Greek. GOING OUT Expect to pay €4 or €5 for a beer. ACCOMMODATION Dorm beds from €12. A double in a basic hotel starts at €60. SEE visitgreece.gr and athenswalkingtours.gr.

IN THE NAME OF RESEARCH Having indulged in a siesta, I feel it’s only fair to investigate Athens’ other hotspots before hitting Synch again – for research purposes, obviously. First up it’s dinner at Mikrolimano, a smart marina lined with seafood restaurants and lively tavernas. Next stop is the Hilton’s Galaxy Bar, where we down a couple of mojitos while taking in the sweeping view across the hazy city to the Parthenon, floodlit as the sun dips behind the Acropolis. The bar is a popular celeb hangout, and another great place for people watching. Then it’s back to Gazi for more tunes under the velvet sky. Forget Glastonbury – who needs gumboots and a brolly when gladiator sandals GREECE and shades will do?

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The Netherlands’ second city has a very different feel to Amsterdam. A victim of World War II bombing, Rotterdam doesn’t have the historical good looks of the Dutch capital. Instead it’s a mix of modern architecture and thriving port city, with a population that likes to work hard and play hard.

HEADLINE ATTRACTION The highlight of the Rotterdam calendar is the North Sea Jazz festival (northseajazz.com), which takes place in July, when the whole city comes alive to the sound of bebop. In the huge Ahoy! stadium where most of the action takes place, you’ll find jazz, blues, funk, soul, hip-hop and R’n’B, as well as a huge selection of Dutch beers and world food. The city streets are lined with buskers, and live music wafts from buzzing cafés. If you’re not around for the festival, then head to Dizzy Jazzcafé to capture the experience.

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ON YOUR BIKE Make like a local and explore the city on a bike. There are several places where you can hire one, and it’s a great way to work off those Dutch beers. As this is the Netherlands there are dedicated bike lanes so you can cruise through the city without worrying about traffic – not advisable after a visit to a ‘special café’ though.

TRY THE LOCAL TIPPLE Rotterdam has a thriving club culture, with some of the

funkiest night spots in Europe, and it draws a host of bigname DJs to its parties. Head to areas such as Witte de Withstraat, Nieuwe Binnenweg or Stadhuisplein to find the coolest bars in the city. And then there’s the legendary Fit For Free Dance Parade (ffwdheinekendanceparade.nl) in August, when 40 trucks loaded with DJs and dancers tour the streets.

MUSEUM MUSTS If you’re after some culture, Museumpark (yep, the clue is in the name) is where you’ll find Rotterdam’s top art galleries. Be sure to visit the fabulous Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, which is home to an art collection that includes works by Dutch masters such as Van Eyck, French painter Monet and his fellow Impressionists, and more contemporary artists and designers. JUSTINE WALKER

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North Sea Jazz Festival takes place on July 10-12. The lineup includes Duffy, Herbie Hancock & Lang Lang, BB King and Jamie Cullum. GETTING THERE Low-cost Dutch airline Transavia.com offers twice daily flights from London Luton to Rotterdam from £42, including taxes. VISAS Aussies and Kiwis don’t need visas. Saffas need a Schengen visa. MONEY Euro. 1 GBP = 1.12 EUR. LANGUAGE Dutch. GETTING AROUND Jump on a retro tram or hire a bike. GOING OUT A beer costs about €5. ACCOMMODATION Dorm beds from €17, hotel rooms from €70. SEE rotterdam-marketing.nl.

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irst I see the trucks. Then I see the soldiers. Finally, I see the guns. When more than 3000 soldiers begin pouring out of troop carriers into St Petersburg’s Dvortsovaya Place, it’s a little difficult not to start thinking of former Soviet armies whose show of military strength was most effectively communicated through tanks rolling into Moscow’s Red Square. For those old enough to remember, the action today sparks memories of a time when world leaders had us believe their fingers hovered over red buttons with the power to leave the world ruled by cockroaches. Looking out of a window in the Hermitage museum, the choice is clear: enjoy the impressive collection of works by impressionist Claude Monet, after which I could impress learned friends by commenting on the subtlety of the artist’s brushstrokes, or get out in the square and see the start of something big. It’s a no-brainer. After all, it was here in St Petersburg that the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was born. In October 1917 Vladimir Lenin led the Bolsheviks to power by overthrowing a provisional government. And

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it was in this square that Bolshevik forces later marched under the grand arches of the military building that sides part of Dvortsovaya Place, where troops now stand to attention. Despite my journalistic (read perverse) desire to witness a military coup, there will be no blood in the streets nor political leaders strung from lamp posts today. The soldiers are practising for Victory Day on May 9, an annual celebration that marks the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945. While Soviet Russia is now a remnant of history like its defeated foe, the soldiers before me are a potent reminder of the Russian pride that has risen again in the 21st century. If the sight of the square becoming a sea of precision movement and military green isn’t enough to impress, the sound certainly is. A commander stands on stage before his men, as snow falls, yelling “Victory for Russia”. In perfect unison the men boom “hurrah, hurrah,” which reverberates around the square. If I needed any further reminder that the victorious deeds of the former Red Army are still cherished by modern Russians, the national anthem, which the 50-strong band belts out, leaves me in no doubt. The stirring music is the same as the USSR’s anthem, and was re-adopted (with some changes in the lyrics) by former president Vladimir Putin in 2000 to restore a sense of national pride. The USSR may well be gone, but its legacy still bubbles below the surface.

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Head to the town of Pushkin (named after the famous Russian poet) to see the Catherine Palace, in the countryside about 25km south of St Petersburg. The summer residence of Russia’s tsars from 1756, the palace’s grand design is mighty impressive. It was extensively damaged by the Nazis in World War II and there are photos on display of this destruction, which clearly demonstrate the wonderful work done to restore the building to its former glory. To see the palace you must join a tour, which can be a problem because they’re all in Russian unless otherwise arranged. But it’s a popular attraction with more than 5000 people passing through a day, making it easy to drop off the back of your group and explore by yourself.

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WHEN TO GO It’s bitterly cold in winter. April to The Catherine Palace’s Great Hall August is best. GETTING THERE St Petersburg British Airways flies from Heathrow to » Krysten Booth travelled with On The For a full destination guide ESTONIA RUSSIA St Petersburg daily. Go (020 7371 1113; onthegotours.com). to visiting Russia check out GETTING AROUND Group tours start from £299. tntonline.co.uk/travel LATVIA The Metro is easy to MOSCOW use and only costs BELARUS AVERAGES FOR ST PETERSBURG 20 rubles per trip. VISAS Everyone needs JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC a visa in advance. 7 9 12 14 17 19 18 15 13 10 7 6 CURRENCY Ruble. 1 GBP = 49 RUB. MAX -5 -5 1 8 16 20 22 20 15 8 2 -3 LANGUAGE Russian. MIN -11 -11 -6 0 6 11 14 13 8 3 -2 -8 GOING OUT A pint costs about 90 rubles. 39 31 34 36 40 59 75 82 70 63 59 50 ACCOMMODATION A dorm bed is about KEY: Hours of daylight Average rainfall (mm) *Statistics based on monthly averages 500 rubles, hotel rooms about 3500 rubles.

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A great image of East meets West and an incisive, witty comment on female roles in the Middle East. The two women striding out project a line past the men lower in the frame. The image is full of implied horizontals,

RUNNER-UP ROME, ITALY, Adam How, Durban, South Africa Black and white brings out the wonderful backlit clouds forming a dazzling display over the landscape. The hay bale is made huge by use of a wide angle and getting up close creates a

from the red and white stripes to the gaze of the women through their Western shades. Usually horizontals imply calm, but in this context they imply power and intention. HOT TIP: Cultural subjects make strong, commercial

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great play on perspective when juxtaposed against the arches of the aqueduct which appear small. A sense of scale and space is emphasised by the vertical format. HOT TIP: A vertical format emphasises height and makes the eye travel up and down the frame, while a horizontal format emphasises width and makes the eye travel across

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THEME: MARCHING SOLDIERS Ceremonial soldiers: changing the guard at Prague Castle by Emma Crosby, Christchurch, New Zealand Uniforms at ceremonies are instant winners for images, as they have great opportunities to find lines, repeated patterns and movement. Emma has made the most of this moment at Prague Castle.

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WHY THIS WORKS: 1 Slight tilt of the camera has emphasized the movement. 2 The shadows on the left make a diagonal that echoes the line of the marching. 3 Emma got the swing of the mace just as it was on the horizontal – following the line of the march. 4 The statue towering over the soldiers makes a secondary focal point and draws the eye up, while its plunging sword draws the eye down again. 5 Wide angle lens increases the sense of depth with a tiny crowd in the back, making the front soldier appear to be walking out of the frame.

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HOT TIPS: 1 Check the time and get in a position where the sun and shadows will be in your favour. 2 Don’t just get the overall picture. Details such as lines of swinging arms can create interesting or funny images. 3 If the soldiers are marching towards you, you’ll need a small aperture (landscape mode on a compact) to get them in focus. 4 If the soldiers are marching across you, you’ll need a fast shutter to freeze the movement (sports mode on a compact). 5 Eyes can be in shadow under peaked caps. Use fill-in flash to lighten faces.

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I thought I was TIP OF saving money by THE WEEK booking my flights into Istanbul’s Sabiha Gocken airport. But I’ve since found out it’s 40km from Istanbul with no public transport links and will cost me more for my transfers than the tickets. The Ataturk airport has public transport links so I recommend spending extra on the fare initially to save in the end!

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If you’re trying to figure out how to fly from A to B go to Wikipedia and type in the name of the airport you’re flying from. It will list all the available airlines and the destinations they fly to from that airport. Lukasz, via email

How much does it cost to fly to Africa? I was hoping you could give me a few hints as to what to look for and what to avoid. Please point me in the right direction. Tim, via email

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Each of the north African countries offers something different while having three big things in common. Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt are Saharan countries, each with a Mediterranean coast and strong Islamic faith. However, there are differences the wouldbe traveller should bear in mind. The UK Foreign Office advises against all but essential travel to many areas of Algeria. It’s best avoided on this trip, though one day would be fabulous. Libya can only be visited on an organised tour, so is not quite what you’re after. You can’t do Egypt justice in a week. So that leaves Morocco and Tunisia. The highlights of Tunisia are just about perfect for a week – you can take in Saharan scenery, the troglodyte dwellings that were the setting for Star Wars, ancient remains and lively towns, all easy to get to and around. Morocco is also good in a week – you can take in the ancient cities of Marrakesh, Fes and Meknes or vary your route if you’re into windsurfing (Essaouira is the place) or go trekking in the Atlas Mountains. Either will give you a good feel for north Africa, but don’t expect it to be your last visit.

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Well, Tim, Africa is a big place (there are 58 countries in it if you count islands too) and how much it costs depends on where you fly to. If you’re aiming for the nearest, cheapest part of Africa to home then Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt would be the best place to start, and you can get to any of these for around £250. However, I suspect what you want to do is see the real Africa – wild beasts and rolling green hills. For that, there are two choices: east Africa (Kenya or Tanzania) or southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia). There are loads of other places in Africa you could fly to but I’m trying to keep this simple. You can get to Nairobi (Kenya) or Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) for under £400. Other destinations are a little more expensive, especially if you want to go to South Africa in July, August or January. You can work the rest out from there if you’re confident, but if it’s your first time you might like to consider travelling as part of a group tour. Explore Worldwide (explore.co.uk) is one of many operators offering these kinds of trips. Cheapflights (cheapflights.co.uk) is a good place to compare flight prices to different cities.

I’d like to get a feel for north Africa, but can only spend about a week there. What places would you recommend in the region to suit that kind of time frame? Jamie Lee, via email

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SA ON TRACK FOR 2010 South African tourism chiefs claim they are on track for staging the 2010 Fifa World Cup. “South Africa is more than ready to host the 2010 World Cup,” Bangu Masisi of South African Tourism says. “The tournament will provide a memorable experience for the thousands who will visit the country.” Lindiwe Mahlangu, CEO of Johannesburg Tourism Company, says: “We are preparing to host the biggest and most successful World Cup ever, and we need to make our intentions clear during the Confederations Cup, which is largely seen as the lead-in tournament.” The Johannesburg briefing confirmed that Soccer City, location of the opening ceremony and the grand final match, is near 85 per cent complete and will seat up to 91,000 fans. Visitor security and safety remains the key

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focus of the city’s 2010 office and Mahlangu is confident that Johannesburg’s infrastructure is more than adequate to provide a hospitable stay for the expected throngs of people. “We have, in the past, successfully hosted some mega-international events, including the International Cricket Federation World Cup, and more recently the A1 Grand Prix.” Tourism KwaZulu-Natal says they see the 2010 World Cup as an opportunity to package the province as a destination in its own right. Ndabo Khoza, CEO of Tourism KwaZuluNatal, says: “Durban is the host city and it is within three hours of most of the province’s tourism attractions.” Both tourism authorities have developed host city websites for the event. See joburg.org.za and kzn2010.gov.za.

FLY TO MOROCCO Moroccan low-cost carrier Air Arabia Maroc is to launch services from London. The flights will operate between Stansted and Casablanca.

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June 28-30 This annual festival is deep in the jungle on an island in the Amazon. Part Rio carnival and part traditional tribal celebration, it’s a mix of colour, dancing, pageantry and parades.

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SUMMER SOLSTICE AT STONEHENGE STONEHENGE, WILTSHIRE, ENGLAND WHAT: Join loads of hippy,

druid types to watch the sun rise on the longest day of the year. WHERE: Just over 14km from Salisbury in western England. WHEN: From 7pm on June 20, to 8am the next day. WHY: It’s still a mystery why Stonehenge was built. But it’s this mystery that attracts said hippy, druid types. DO IT BECAUSE: It’s a rare chance to get up close and

personal with some of the world’s most famous rocks on an astronomically significant day. Seeing the sun (hopefully) rise over an ancient and mystic site is a good way to warm up for Glastonbury. HOW MUCH: Free.

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T IN THE PARK Balado, Scotland Jul 9-12, 2009 tinthepark.com

EDINBURGH FESTIVALS PRIDE WEEK New York, USA June 20-28 America’s gay, bisexual and transgender communities come together for a huge parade and loads of parties. San Francisco might be more famous as gay party central, but a loud and proud NYC celebration is hard to top.

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Ko Lanta, Thailand. It was serene and very relaxed – not crowded like other islands. Most overrated place?

Chiang Mai. It’s the same as Bangkok and I don’t like Bangkok. No one likes Bangkok.

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GET PACKING: SANDALS Amy Adams SOLVES YOUR TRAVEL GEAR PROBLEMS GET TO GRIPS Designed to grip in wet conditions, the Wanoka from Columbia is the sandal to get you through the monsoon season. Its anti-microbial footbed will also keep feet fresh. THE DAMAGE: £45 WHERE: columbia.com

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COMFORT FACTOR With waterproof leather uppers and an anatomically shaped footbed for all-day walking comfort, the Fossil Canyon sandal from Teva is ideal for summer treks. THE DAMAGE: £70 WHERE: teva.com

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ALL TERRAIN The Merrell Chameleon II Kahuna boasts something called an aggressive sole pattern, which means the wearer can tackle a variety of terrains. THE DAMAGE: £55 WHERE: cotswoldoutdoor.com

MARKET KNOWLEDGE I bought my first pair of gladiator sandals the other day (I realise I’m way behind on this one, fashion folk) and on their first outing it felt like my shoes were eating my feet. A few adjustments here and there and they are just about wearable down the pub, but for long distances they’re definitely a no-no. Luckily not all sandals are made according to Maximus flights of fancy, and while a pair of hardwearing, trekking sandals

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might not take you down the catwalks of Paris, they will see you safe across the beaches, jungles and manic cities of South-East Asia, for example. Often as comfortable and sturdy as walking boots, these types of sandals are strides ahead when it comes to ventilation and weight. Plus if you’re visiting temples, mosques and the like, they’re far easier to slip on and off – not something I can say for my latest purchase.

winding coastal roads on my motorbike – if you ride you will understand. My favourite place in the world is … Home – now the UK. But I miss the beaches in the north of New Zealand, most of all Matapouri Bay. The next destination on my travel wishlist is … India. I want to ride a bike from India back to London but I have to wait

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for the kids to grow up. I'll stick to boats and Croatia until then. My top travel tip is ... Don’t plan too much. The exciting part of travelling is the discovery throughout the journey. I always pack … My phone. It always gets me out of trouble. My guilty travel pleasure is … Excessive sampling of local food and beer.

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hoever coined the figure of speech “grab the bull by the horns” obviously never stood tired and nervous in sangria-stained whites on the cobblestones near Dead Man’s Corner in Pamplona. With few certainties of how the ensuing four minutes of mayhem would unfold, one thing was very clear. Should you grab an irate bull by its horns, if you’re not gored or trampled first, you’ll have to contend with the hostilities of an enraged Spaniard for snubbing tradition. Every July, the town of Pamplona, in the Basque region of Spain, hosts the jubilant yet terrifying Fiesta de San Fermín, where thousands of people wearing white trousers and shirts,

and red sashes and neckerchiefs, fill the streets for nine days of taxing partying. The festival’s main event, the encierro or running of the bulls, is thought to have had its beginnings in the late 13th century when bulls were moved from the countryside to the town’s public arena for bullfights. Love or loathe the attention brought to the town, locals can thank Ernest Hemingway and his 1926 novel, The Sun Also Rises, for making the fiesta so well known.

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BIG TRIP NEED TO KNOW WHEN TO GO The Fiesta de San Fermín is held from July 7-14 every year, with the opening ceremony at noon on July 6. The bull run is at 8am every morning, with six bulls brought back to fight a matador in the arena at 6.30pm. GETTING THERE Fly to Barcelona, Madrid, Bilbao or Biarritz and catch a train or bus to Pamplona. Alternatively, you can fly to Pamplona from Madrid or Barcelona. GETTING AROUND Buses run all night from all areas of Pamplona to the city centre where the main festivities are happening. It costs about €1 per ride. VISAS Aussies and New Zealanders don’t need a visa. South Africans will need a Schengen visa. CURRENCY Euro. 1 GBP = 1.12 EUR. LANGUAGE Spanish and Basque. ACCOMMODATION Rooms in Pamplona tend to get booked out early, but there are campsites outside of town, while others make the journey from Bilbao, San Sebastian or Zaurutz. Plenty of people end up sleeping in parks. SEE sanfermin.com.

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sure to buy yourself a leather wine bladder – a saviour when it comes to carting litres of sangria around at the opening ceremony. Then, once you’ve donned your red and whites, throw on a pair of covered shoes, fill your bladder (the leather one) and head for the Plaza Consistorial, where seemingly four times the people physically capable of fitting into the space are crammed. Keen to distinguish themselves from other Spaniards, hordes of young Basque locals with their home-cut mullet hairdos and chunky piercings spill from every balcony, window and statue. Their green, white and red Basque flags wave proudly from the balconies as the revellers hold their neckerchiefs above their heads in full chant: “San Fer-min! San Fer-min!” As noon strikes, the mayor fires a rocket and the celebrations heave into action with sangria, kalimotxo (a mixture of wine and cola) and champagne spraying in every direction, turning our new whites into soaked pink party get-up. For a moment of brief reprieve, we duck under one of the giant Basque flags being passed above the crowd and pretend to sing

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The runners fight “ for an inch of refuge along the walls ” along in Spanish, before meandering into the surrounding streets. The music, dancing and drinking hammers on well into the night before a massive fireworks display reminds you it’s only nine hours until the main event begins.

ON YOUR MARKS, GET SET, GO The first cannon sounds at 8am and a burst of adrenaline hits. Seconds later, another cannon reverberates down the narrow windy streets, a sign all the bulls have left the corral. The crowd sets off and before long the combination of cobblestones and too many people causes chaos. Unable to spot the stocky black beasts tearing through the crowd I jog forward until the sea of sangria-stained runners around me gathers pace and becomes a scrambling mess, each fighting for an inch of refuge along the walls. The first of the irate beasts thunder

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past within metres, thankfully none deciding to veer to their right. To end up in the arena from here, you must make it through the gates after the first bull but before the last, so in a stupid attempt to keep running while holding a camera high above the crowd, I glance back briefly to see how close the rest of the herd is behind me. I run straight into a pile-up of runners and end up in the tangle as others come crashing down in turn. A second portion of the herd has now passed Dead Man’s Corner behind us – so named for its 90-degree turn where the bulls often loose their footing and slam into the wall. With fear now coursing through my body and the realisation I’ll either miss out making it into the arena or, worse, get trampled or gored by a bull, I struggle to my feet and somehow, amid the chaos, I’m able to sprint through the last bottleneck into the packed arena, where wide-eyed runners stand scattered and exhausted, and those in the safety of the stands above roar in anticipation of seeing the bulls wreak more havoc.

FIGHT TO THE FINISH When all six bulls have made it into the bullring corral, they’re released one at a time, back into the hordes. Caught in the crush around the fringes of the bullring, I end up with moments to make way as the first of the crazed beasts sweeps around the edge. Exhaustion grips the next beast as he falls on his side. A maverick tourist ignores tradition and tries to “grab the bull by the horns”. An instant chorus of whistles and jeers erupts from the stands, as enraged Spaniards pelt the offender with bottles as he flees the arena. It’s hard to believe that in a matter of hours these same six bulls will burst back into the ring to face a certain end at the hands of a

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WHERE TO GET THE BEST VIEW To get a good view of the bull run from the street barriers, find a position at least 1.5 hours before the start. In the bullring, watching from the open terrace is free, while a ticket for the upper tier costs €4.

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to knowledge, energy, Our tour guides are chosen according n for travel and people. professionalism, experience and a passio g with Expat is not just another trip, Tourin you! They are there to look after it is truly a unique experience.

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ITALY’S CRAZY 350 YEAR OLD FESTIVAL

✔ Incredible medieval racing through Siena’s main square ✔ Massive crowds ✔ Spectacular parades ✔ Huge parties ✔ Tuscany at its best PALIO-FLORENCE PARTY:

14-17 AUG Camp £119 Hostel £149

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14-27 AUG £579

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✔ 3 Nights Florence ✔ Palio Siena Festival ✔ Visit Pisa

■ 5 Day Tour £229, 6 Day Tour £249, 7 Day Tour £259 ■ 8 Day Tour £275, One-Way Coach Tour £239 PAMPLONA – CAMPING:

✔ Munich Beerfest ✔ Prague ✔ Budapest ✔ Vienna/Salzburg

The biggest & best party campsite in Pamplona… & the closest!! ■ 3 Nights £139, 4 Nights £149, 5 Nights £159 ✔ 24 hour shuttles ✔ Less than 10 minutes into town ✔ Live bands, DJ’s, swimming pool, bar, kiosk & more ✔ Big healthy breakfast included every day

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IBIZA SUNRISE IBIZA’S ULTIMATE PARTY WEEK! 22-30 AUG HOTEL PACKAGES: ✔ Make Own Way ✔ 3 Nights min £99 IBIZA ADD-ON: 22-25 AUG or 27-30 AUG £179 ✔ 3 nights Ibiza hotel ✔ Coach/ferry Valencia-Ibiza ✔ Join us in Ibiza before or after La Tomatina LA TOM-IBIZA COMBO: 22-27 AUG or 24-30 AUG £299 ✔ 3 Nights Valencia ✔ 3 Nights Ibiza ✔ Coach/ferry transfer ✔ Party with Fanatics @ La Tomatina, Valencia + Ibiza IBIZA SUNRISE MEGA DEAL:

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US OPEN TENNIS New York City - Middle W’end Tour 4-7 SEP £299 ✔ 3 Nights in Manhattan ✔ Experienced tour guide ✔ Centre Court Tickets ✔ Plus all outside courts ✔ Fanatics merchandise ✔ Party in NYC’s top spots

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it’s often a case of attracting people to you, rather than hunting them down. The usual guff about confidence applies – all that

“feel good about yourself and you’ll look good to others” stuff is a cliché, but true. Don’t allow your mojo to get rusty. If you’re willing to be

for safe return. Camera offered as a reward also, just want the pics! Thanks, Dee. Email edl38@yahoo.co.uk. Bro: It’s your BIG 30. “WOW!” May there be many, many more. Robbie, thanks for being a brother and a great friend. Love Albert. Sexy Beast: You know who you are. Thanks for the years we’ve shared together, and if it weren’t for the Reddie, we’d never have been. You’ve given me one beautiful little girl and we have another on the way. I look forward to the rest of our lives together in Oz. Love you with all my heart big daddy – even with all the stinky farts you do! Love always, your missus. Kelly: Happy 21st birthday! Party hard and keep it rocking. Don’t forget to hang your undies on the door knob. Love you. Jessica. Crew at Club 40, 37, 26, 82, The Barn and VT08: Thanks for

the fun times, copious funnels, gold Sunday sessions and for getting wasted and doing crazy stuff when ever I asked! Going to miss it all, especially ‘’How strong does Strongbow make you? Heaps strong, bro’’! I’m taking home fantastic memories, less brain cells and amazing friendships. See you all on the flip side! Peace out, love Pip or PIP (Permanently Intoxicated Person).

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