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EDITOR’S LETTER Sometimes, you can’t just get enough of a good thing and at the moment that good thing is sport. The Black Caps and Proteas are still at it in the Twenty20 (see how they got on at The Oval on Saturday on page 49), Royal Ascot gallops into action this week with Aussie favourite Takeover Target taking centre stage on Saturday (see page 53) and the Springboks will aim to maul the British Lions in Durban on Saturday (we talk to John Smit on page 54). And to think, the Ashes hasn’t even started yet.

70 Just like a fairy tale: what Slovenia has to offer travellers

65 TRAVEL

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9 LONDON 9 10 12 14

London Eye London Life Food & Drink Spotted

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Celebrity News Look Who’s Talking: Kalki Hula Girl Cinema Culture RISE AND SHINE: Kiwi film director Christine Jeffs on her latest movie 24 TNT Life

26 MUSIC & CLUBS 26 Music 28 CALIFORNIA GIRL: Aussie star Lenka swaps acting for singing 30 Music Listings 32 Clubbing 33 Clubbing Listings 28 Aussie singer Lenka on her career move

66 Have a fine time with wine at English vineyards

34 NEWS & SPORT 34 36 39 43 44 46 48 49 51 54

Australia News New Zealand News South Africa News The week in sport Rugby NRL AFL Cricket General BAYING FOR REVENGE: The Boks are set for victory over the Lions

65 Global Vision 66 VINE TIMES: England’s wineries offer more than a good drink 68 TNTT Weekender: Belgrade 69 Late Deals 70 COMING OF AGE: See the best of Europe in Slovenia 72 Hotshots 74 Travel Tips 75 Travel News 76 On The Road 77 Gear Up 78 HIGH HOPES: Trekking SouthEast Asia’s highest peak 59 Finding work and fun in Scotland

57 CAREERS & MONEY 57 Careers 59 NORTHERN EXPOSURE: Choosing to live and work in Scotland 62 Money 63 Coming & Going

REGULARS 4 Letters 6 Wins 138 Desperately Seeking & Dear Reuben

54 Force to be reckoned with: Springboks v Lions

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I am Australian and I am embarrassed about the Australian media blow-up about the spat between Gordon Ramsay and Tracy Grimshaw. Seriously, what are you on about? Get a sense of humour! His remarks have been conveniently taken out of context. I’m living in London and we say ‘whinging Poms’, yet have a look at us. Pull your head out Australia! Jason, via email

I’m scratching my head, questioning who this Gordon Ramsay guy is? I mean, I know who he is, but I guess I’m asking what’s so good about the swearing chef and why is he a celebrity? There are other well-known chefs on television who don’t swear anywhere as much, and can act as role models to young people. They don’t travel to my home country and in addition to the swearing, lodge a full-on tasteless, personal attack on a well-known and respected television reporter. This event, of course, is getting coverage over here, and I have no doubt will not affect his standing in society at all, and will probably add to his notoriety when he returns. Well done to Tracy Grimshaw for maintaining her dignity throughout, and for her classy and professional retaliation against his attack. Again, I ask who is this guy? We should not only boycott his restaurants, but indeed Ramsay himself. Do not buy any of his books, and use the power of the remote control to either change channels when he comes on TV or

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We should not only “ boycott his restaurants, but indeed Ramsay himself ” just turn the television off. Summer’s here. Go out for a walk. Anthony, West Hampstead

UTTER PANTS A tip for beginners – learn your British. Pants aren’t always trousers, which I have been used to my whole life. I was recently stunned to find out that pants is actually British for underwear. They should really tell you this kind of important information at immigration to save everyone a whole lot of embarrassment. So don’t do as I did and ask if you can borrow your housemate’s pants as yours are in the wash and you need a clean pair for a job interview. You will just get a weird look, and maybe even a British insult slung at you. Chris, via email

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➥ TNT1345 JUNE 8-14 AUSSIE ARROGANCE To Shane from Fulham (‘It’s just not cricket’), I still never cease to be amazed at the arrogance of some Aussies who clearly should have stayed at home. By saying the Poms don’t deserve to win, even when they do, you not only sound like a typical whinging Aussie, but you’ve laid the ground for a ready-made excuse to discount the wins even before the next one happens – curiously something you spend your entire letter accusing the Poms of. Ever heard of a hypocrite? Paul, via email

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A commuter tries to make his way around London during the start of last week’s 48-hour Tube strike, which led to huge problems for workers, school kids and fans travelling to Wembley last Wednesday night for England’s World Cup qualifying game against Andorra. It is estimated the strike cost the equivalent of 188,000 work days in lost productivity.

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

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YE OLDE ENGLAND COMES TO LIFE VARIOUS PRICES WHAT: A festival of Medieval antics at Eltham Palace (£12), a Grand Victorian Fayre at Kenwood House (free); and a re-creation of Henry VIII’s coronation at Hampton Court Palace (£13), including a flotilla of skiffs on the Thames (free). WHEN: June 20-21 DO IT BECAUSE: Even if you aren’t fussed by England’s colourful, quaint and violent past, seeing it brought to life by sword-wielding tyrants or frocked-up damsels is fun stuff.

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» Eltham Palace, SE9 5QE; Kenwood House, NW3 7JR (english-heritage.co.uk); Hampton Court Palace, KT8 9AU (hrp.org.uk)

PRIDE LONDON FESTIVAL VARIOUS PRICES

Capital idea: Oxo Tower Wharf From a warehouse used for packing meat to a hotbed of creative talent, the Oxo Tower Wharf is a symbol of the regeneration of the industrial areas along the Thames. It was built in the 1920s by the owners of the Oxo brand, who incorporated the name into the distinctive tower to subvert a ban on outdoor ads. It was derelict by the 1970s but since the ’90s has become a hub for design studios, galleries and boutiques. If you want original and funky

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London’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community puts on a fortnight of events, from theatre and music to comedy, poetry and film. It culminates with the grand parade on July 4.

» Various venues (pridelondon.org). Jun 20-Jul 5

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THE SCENE With the walls covered in arty French posters and the room abuzz with chic clientele perching at the bar or leaning over snug tables, this wine bar brings the informal

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glamour of a Parisian bistro to London. THE GRUB Choose from plates of artisan cheese and charcuterie to larger plats du jour, all designed to complement the wine on offer. BEHIND THE BAR In the cellar is more appropriate. The mainly organic wine list is intimidatingly long. Staff

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More to the pub lunch

Often the weekend passes in a blur. Here are a few suggestions for making a Sunday pub lunch the perfect excuse to ease into the week. SUNDAY SOUNDTRACK After your roast, get in to the groove as DJs spin records at Keston Lodge (Upper St, N1 1QP) from 3.30pm on Sundays. Or see who is playing on stage at pub Halfmoon Putney (Lower Richmond Rd, SW15 1EU). The White Horse (Brixton Hill SW2 1QN) has free acoustic folk and jazz every other Sunday. FUN AND GAMES Test your knowledge at the Prince Of Wales’ Sunday quiz night (Upper Richmond Rd, SW15 2SP) or head to The Bridgehouse (Westbourne Terrace Rd, W2 6NG), where, after your roast, you can take on your mates in one of their many board games or go upstairs for a laugh at stand-

OF THE BEST: ICE CREAM BARS Fortnum & Mason Parlour Piccadilly, W1A 1ER Delight in old-fashioned Knickerboxer Glory (strawberry and shortbread sundae topped with cream) or the more adult (alcoholic) concotions such as Boozie Fruits.

up comedy theatre, the Canal Café theatre. WALK IT OFF Offering gastro grub, these pubs are perfectly located for taking a post-lunch stroll.

The Wells (Well Walk, NW3 1BX), near Hampstead Heath, The Telegraph Inn (Telegraph Rd, SW15 3TU) near Putney Heath or Queen’s Head & Artichoke (Albany St, NW1 4EA) near Regent’s Park.

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Strawberries and cream In a glass that is, as Elements 8 Platinum Rum and Eclipse cocktail bars have launched a special drink in time for the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis

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Brompton Rd, SW3 1JJ Italian gelati served as amazing sundaes – swirls of chocolate, fresh fruit and whipped cream – as good as they look.

Oddono’s Bute St, SW7 3EX It’s hard to choose from this Italian ice cream bar’s array of flavours, but you can’t go wrong with chocolate ginger gelati or lemon sorbet.

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If you’re heading to Ascot this week, make sure you try the Royal Meeting’s official cocktail, Royal Blush. A mix of Bombay Sapphire gin and Chambord Black Raspberry liqueur served with a twist of lime over ice, swap your glass of bubbly for this

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NEW ZEALAND Woman’s Weekly: TV star Robyn Malcolm talks about her zest for life and her experiences on show The Outrageous Fortune and. Plus rumours that Nicole Kidman is determined to have another baby, and Prince Harry’s New York charity tour.

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HUGH DO YA LOVE?: Aussie hunk Hugh Jackman is returning to tread the boards on Broadway. The X-Men actor will star in A Steady Rain, a play about two cops whose friendship is put to the test when they become involved in a domestic dispute in a poor neighbourhood. He’ll star alongside James Bond star Daniel Craig.

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Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong announced the birth of his son with girlfriend Anna Hansen. The little tyke is called Max.

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Brit rocker Pete Doherty was arrested and fined for testing positive for drugs after he landed in Geneva. When will he learn?

Australian Geoffrey Rush became the 17th actor to join the profession’s most exclusive club after winning three prestigious awards – a Tony, Oscar and Emmy.

Toowoomba-born Rush, added the final piece to his collection last week when he took home a Tony Award for his Broadway performance

as a 400-year-old dying monarch in Exit The King. “I want to thank Manhattan audiences for proving that French existential absurdist tragicomedy rocks,” the 57year-old actor joked in his acceptance speech. The win places him in the company of Al Pacino, Ingrid Bergman and Anne Bancroft.

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Kalki Hula Girl Melbourne gal Kalki Hanenberg has turned hula hooping into a performance art form. This week she brings her fabulous act to The Crack at E4’s Udderbelly INTERVIEW ALISON GRINTER

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Were you the best hula hooper in the school playground?

and I started messing around with it, and I was a natural.

God, no. I think that’s why I became so passionate about it – because I never had one as a kid … I went to a weird school, and such things as hula hoops didn’t feature.

You’re obviously a fan of the Coen brothers’ The Hudsucker Proxy. What’s your favourite scene?

What do you mean by ‘weird school’?

Experimental education – my primary school had 22 people in it maximum capacity, and all different ages. It was pretty anarchic. It sounds like fun.

It was. We did a lot of dance, the creative spirit was nurtured. And there was a lot of performance – we were doing drama constantly, plays of a very bizarre nature [laughs]. We did Alice In Wonderland and there were seven Alices. So how did you start hula hooping?

Maybe when he [Norville] draws it and says [affects American accent] “you know, for kids!” and it’s just a circle. And I love all the footage of people hula hooping in their ’50s frocks and while vacuuming and all that kind of thing.

You can hula hoop and vacuum at the same time?

Yeah, you can do all kinds of things while hula hooping. Actually, there’s that YouTube clip of you doing a striptease while hula hooping. Well, not a full striptease obviously, that could get problematic.

Or painful. Well, no, I don’t see the

I never had one “ as a kid … I went to a weird school ” point. It limits who wants to see it really, cos you move into the realm of artist/stripper. What’s the trick to hula hooping?

YOU DON’T SAY?

I think diligence as much as anything is a huge part of it. And knowing how to get that initial throw when you start the hula hoop moving. If you start it in the wrong way, physics demands it will fall. But if you start it in the right way you’ve got a much better chance of keeping it going because basically what you, the axis, do is just keep the momentum of the hoop going.

What’s your guiltiest pleasure? Heavy metal, like Motörhead, but I don’t feel guilty about it at all.

On your website you say hula hooping is ‘essentially a spiritual pursuit akin to snake handling’. Er, please explain?

Tell us your porn star name Cobber Sullivan.

I think for me originally, it was centring and meditative – it takes you out of yourself. It’s trance-inducing, which I’m sure is what snake handling people do.

What song would you like played at your funeral? Shirley Bassey’s Does Anybody Miss Me? I think this one would get them the hell outta there and to the pub.

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I was looking for a flat with my boyfriend at the time, and … at this one flat in St Kilda he was late, so I was hanging around looking through the cupboards and there was a hula hoop there,

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Record producer Joe Meek led the sort of eventful life that should make for a fascinating biopic. From the highs of writing Telstar – the first single by a British band to reach No. 1 in the US – to the lows of dismissing The Beatles as rubbish, and squandering his fortune, there’s a lot for a director to sink their teeth into. Unfortunately, the task of telling Meek’s story fell to rookie Nick Moran who, while delivering an entertaining film, only scratches the surface when it comes to the demons that drove one of pop music’s most colourful figures. Based on the play with the same name, Telstar covers the period in the 1960s when Meek (O’Neill) teamed up with songwriter Geoff Goddard (Tom Burke),

1 Jamie Foxx won an Academy Award for portraying which music legend in 2004? 2 Name the film in which Cate Blanchett and Heath Ledger both played folk musician Bob Dylan. 3 Robert De Niro famously gained about 30kg to play which boxer? 4 How many biopics has Johnny Depp starred in? 5 Name the political figure that connects Anthony Hopkins and Frank Langella?

worked with The Tornados, and became obsessed with dim singer Heinz Burt (Feild). Moran’s experience as a thespian clearly makes him an actor’s director, and he draws wonderful performances out of O’Neill, Feild and Kevin Spacey, who

pops up as Meek’s business advisor. And while Moran also does well to capture the look of the period, Telstar starts to unravel towards the end. Still, a half-decent effort from a promising new talent. GOOD FOR: Pop music historians. PIERRE DE VILLIERS

LAST WEEK’S WINNER Eleni Christodoulou

Maeve Murphy’s superb drama sees former Irish priest Sheamy (Scott Williams) strike up a relationship with Katie (Cara Seymour), which starts to fall apart as their troubled past reveals itself. This powerful film, which looks at abuse in the Catholic Church underlines Murphy’s reputation as one to watch. GOOD FOR : Independent film fans. PDV

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★★★★★ An opportunity to see director Andrzej Wajda’s much-vaunted Word War II film about the massacre of thousands of Polish professors and officers by Russian secret police under Joseph Stalin. A meticulouslycrafted film with top-drawer acting, cinematography and score, this is a heartfelt account of a war crime that has long been covered up. GOOD FOR: Truth seekers. PDV

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College, will play a “teen hero” in upcoming film Resistance. The young actor has also had roles in Comedy Inc, Blue Water High and Packed To The Rafters. Nicole Kidman may be preggers again – well, at least that’s the rumour after her no-show at the Tony Awards last week. The Australian star dropped out of presenting the awards at the New York event at the last minute, but was later spied emerging from her nearby apartment in a loose white summer dress, revealing the hint of a baby bump, the Daily Telegraph reported.

LAST WEEK’S ANSWERS 1 The Bellagio 2 Let his fiancée spend a weekend with the man he lost to

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CULTURE MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING There’s a magical quality to productions at the Regent’s Park Theatre that somehow lends Shakespeare’s vision an extra dimension. It’s a treat to see this Sicilian-set romp performed outdoors, as birds twitter in the trees and the evening sunlight casts a glow over the stage. And it’s an imaginative retelling of the tale, with Benedick loaded with Irish charm and busty Beatrice (the wonderful Samantha Spiro) full of fire. The comic set pieces are directed brilliantly, using the

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WORTH A LOOK Des Bishop, one of Ireland’s sharpest, most controversial comedians brings his show, Desfunctional, to London. » Soho Theatre, Dean St, W1D 3NE

Tottenham Court Road (020 7478 0100; sohotheatre.com). Jun 16-20. £10-£15

and identity in Mincemeat. » Cordy House, Curtain Rd, EC2A 3AA

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Emin is one of Britain’s most infamous artists, due largely to her endearingly frank and autobiographical art. The works in this show, for which the title is apt given Emin’s mostly bleak take on love, are no exception. Love,

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★★★★★ Of all the American writers who have tackled the thorny issue of slavery, few have done it with such lyrical deftness as Toni Morrison. Her 1988 masterpiece, Beloved became a film starring Oprah Winfrey and earned a Pulitzer Prize (making her the first black woman to win it). Set in the 17th century, A Mercy centres on Florens, a young slave girl who is casually handed over to New York state landowner Jacob

Vaark as payment for a debt. Told from multiple viewpoints of those in Vaark’s immediate orbit, including his wife Rebekka and their native American ‘servant’ Lina, Morrison’s prose is biblically poetic and rich with imagery of rural, frontier America. Despite its brevity, this novella digs deep into the themes of slavery: the dehumanising effects of one person owning another, the fracturing of self that comes from enduring brutality, and, perhaps most importantly, the precariousness of life for those who have little control over their own destiny. ALISON GRINTER

MORE EXHIBITIONS Two Degrees brings together 20 ‘radical and politically engaged’ artists for a wide-ranging series of events and interventions about climate change. Expect engaging, intriguing and provocative art aplenty. » Various London venues, and the Toynbee Studios, Commercial St, E1 6AB

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Despite Kiwi film director Christine Jeffs’ success in the US, she’s in no hurry to move to Hollywood WORDS JAMES MOTTRAM

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inutes into our interview, Christine Jeffs discovers I’ve just returned from the Cannes Film Festival. “Did you see Bright Star?” she asks excitedly about the new film from Jane Campion. It’s nice to see that Jeffs is rooting for a fellow New Zealand filmmaker. They’re certainly kindred spirits. Like Campion, 46-year-old Jeffs has been forced to ply her trade overseas. After her 2001 debut feature Rain put her on the map, she came to England two years later to make Sylvia, in which Gwyneth Paltrow

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BRIGHT STARS Peter Jackson The producer-director has six films in production including The Lovely Bones and sci-fi thriller District 9 due out in September. Jane Campion Her film Bright Star, about the romance between John Keats and Fanny Brawne, was an early favourite to win the Palm d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival – which in the end went to Austrian film The White Ribbon.

The cast of Sunshine Cleaning

and Daniel Craig starred as poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes.

KEEPING IT CLEAN Now comes Sunshine Cleaning, an independent comedy that took Jeffs to New Mexico. The film features Amy Adams and Emily Blunt as sisters Rose and Norah Lorkowski, who live in Albuquerque (yes, that nowhere town where Bugs Bunny always takes a wrong turn). Strapped for cash, they start a business that specialises in cleaning up crime scenes,

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sponging down blood-soaked hotel rooms to make them look as good as new. Surely this is just one of those jobs you see in movies, right? “No, it’s very real,” says Jeffs. “Our advisor, Enrique, he was talking about how quickly they have to turn around places, because they want to book out the room.”

FAMILY TIES Written by Megan Holly, the film blends the morbid comedy mined from these scenes with touching family drama. Rose is a struggling single mother, Norah is a screw-up and their eccentric father (Alan Arkin) is obsessed with get-rich-quick schemes. “As a director, you ask yourself: ‘What is it from my experience of life that I can connect to with these characters?’ And it wasn’t the crime-scene cleaning. It was living in that environment, the sister thing. That allowed

me to find the layers of the characters with the girls, and to discuss their relationship, and the stuff about the role-playing we do in families.” Unsurprisingly, Jeffs is “very close” to her own sister, who works in documentary journalism. “At different events in life, you’re always drawn back to each other,” she adds. Born in Lower Hutt, Jeffs spent the early part of her career working on documentaries, albeit as an assistant editor, while also cutting various feature films, including Alison Maclean’s 1992 film Crush. A year later, she made the move to directing with the short film Stroke, before carving out a niche shooting commercials.

GO HOME, STAY HOME Now living on a farm just north of Auckland, Jeffs admits she’s been gradually edging her way towards Hollywood over the years. She hopes her next project will be an adaptation of Jane Smiley’s novel Horse Heaven. “It’s all about gambling and passion,” she explains, “and the world is completely authentic – the highs and lows, the good and the bad”. While the US is still a hefty plane ride away, Jeffs admits she has no hankering to move to LA or New York at the moment. “I’m not really an urban person,” she says. “I’m probably one of those people that would live in a different state if I went to America.” And as her career has already proved, filmmaking is an international industry. “The minute you choose to go and live in LA, you’ll be shooting a film in New Zealand. Can you imagine?” She lets out a laugh. “I guess you never know where your journey as a filmmaker is going to take you.” Even to Albuquerque.

» Sunshine Cleaning opens on June 26.

Lee Tamahori The Once Were Warriors director went on to direct Bond film Die Another Day, and is now working on The Devil’s Double about Uday Hussein’s body double. Andrew Niccol The writer-director shot to fame with an Oscar nomination for The Truman Show. He is now working on sci-fi drama The Cross starring Orlando Bloom and Bond gal Olga Kurylenko. ALISON GRINTER

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MUSIC DIRTY PROJECTORS Bitte Orca (Domino)

★★★★★

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Dave Longstreth doesn’t make it easy for admirers to unravel the meanings and motivations behind his music. Previous works include a song cycle about Eagles’ drummer Don Henley and a stab at reimagining Black Flag’s album Damaged. If there’s elaborate conceit behind Bitte Orca, Longstreth’s keeping it hidden. On the surface, thanks to a larger line-up and richer production,

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THE LEMONHEADS

HOLLY THROSBY

Notes And Rhymes

Varshons

A Loud Call

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(Cooking Vinyl)

(Woo Me!)

Fortified by an unlikely No. 1 single a couple of years ago, the Celtic soul brothers have kept on the path that first brought them fame 20 years ago: big-hearted, sentimental and uncomplicated rock, chiefly designed for handclapping and lighter-waving. Their lyrics, as ever, are pretty platitudinous – the lead-off single is called Love Can Move Mountains, which gives you the general idea – but, delivered with such stridency, it’s hard to resist. WFJ

Never the most motivated of singers, Evan Dando has lapsed into near-invisibility in recent years, and the arrival of his third album in 13 years won’t help. Varshons is a covers album, and comes with all the perils that usually accompany this most dreary of genres: a look-at-me hodge-podge of material (from Leonard Cohen to Christina Aguilera), a similarly maddening and needless jumble of styles and a total lack of cohesion. For diehards only. WFJ

As ever, Sydney singersongwriter Holly Throsby has put together a mildly diverting collection of slight, wispy acoustic tunes, which entwine pleasingly with her own slight, wispy vocals. It’s all very pretty but hardly lives up to Throsby’s bush-infused, Aria-nominated second album Under The Town. Cameos from indie darlings like Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy don’t add much value, and lyrics such as “We both bellow hello” should have been binned. ALISON GRINTER

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NO.1 Boom Boom Pow, Black Eyed Peas MAKING NEWS Silverchair returned to the studio for the first time since their 2007 LP Young Modern. Their website says the trio “recently got together in a remote studio to work on some new songs”. No release date has been set yet.

NO.1 Knock You Down, Keri Hilson ft Kanye West MAKING NEWS Young classical and urban musicians will come together to compose and record hip-hop tracks as part of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s Remix Vol. 1 programme at the Otara Music and Arts Centre on June 23-27.

NO.1 Love Sex Magic, Ciara ft Justin Timberlake MAKING NEWS Cape Town ska punk veterans Hog Hoggidy Hog have released their fourth album, Method To The Madness. The album was recorded at Bellville Studios, with Springbok Nude Girls’ guitarist Theo Crous.

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LIVE REVIEW Rodriguez Barbican June 6 ★★★★★ Rodriguez is not getting old, he’s “getting dead”, to quote the man himself. However, his music is not. It’s alive in the hearts of well, mostly South Africans. That’s the conclusion to draw from the fact that 95 per cent of the 5000 strong crowd who are here to see the creator of 1970 album Cold Fact are former Angolan bush war soldiers, or the sons and daughters of these soldiers. The reality is, Rodriguez still rocks to their tune. The children of apartheid need to be reminded of how they’ve overcome their demons, and Rodriguez, his energy and music are doing just that. PIET VAN NIEKERK

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it sounds like an attempt to ground the group’s multitude of inspirations into something more accessible. You can pick out everything from Ghanaian highlife to ’80s electro in the nine tracks. Despite its magpie jumble of influences though, Bitte Orca is very much its own record. And for all its thrilling moments – the group’s four singers bouncing off each other on Remade Horizon, Amber Coffman’s soaring vocal on Stillness Is The Move, the centrepiece of Useful Chamber – it’s also greater than the sum of its parts, and unlike any album you’ll hear this year. WILL FULFORD-JONES


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GIG OF THE WEEK PET SHOP BOYS You know you’ve made it to national treasure status when a) you win Outstanding Contribution to Music at the Brit Awards, and b) Flight Of The Conchords pay homage to you in one of their wonderfully funny pastiches. And so it has come to pass for Pet Shop Boys. Starting out as pure synthpop geniuses in the ’80s and morphing into slightly naff pop geniuses in the ’90s, the duo’s career has spanned 25 years and produced 21 top 10 UK hits. Expect to hear a few of these and more on their first proper UK tour in five years.

» O2 Arena, Peninsular Sq, SE10 0DX

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North Greenwich

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JARVIS COCKER

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”We were doing songs about common people,” bitched ex-Pulp guitarist Russell Senior to the Guardian recently, “and it was, ‘Jarvis, Prada’s on the phone …’” Ouch. Still, he had a point about Pulp being the sum of its parts. Solo Cocker has struggled to match Pulp’s success, but returns to flog second LP Further Complications.

As front man for college act Mr Bungle, all-star outfit Fantomas and alternatemetal supergroup Tomahawk, Mike Patton’s name has long been a byword for experimentalism. And yet to us he’ll always be the bloke who rapped on Faith No More’s funk/metal super hit Epic. Catch him with avant-garde guitarist Fred Frith this week.

» Troxy, Commercial Rd, E1 0HX Y

» Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd,

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THE LINE-UP Adam Thompson

(vocals/guitars) Sean Smith (bass) Darren Lackie (drums) Michael Palmer (guitar) HAILS FROM Glasgow THE BUZZ SO FAR The postpunkers first gig won them a battle of the bands competition. Thankfully, they’ve bucked the usual battle of the bands winners’ trend of sinking without a trace, and have a deal with indie label Fatcat, putting out their debut album These Four Walls this week. THE BAND SAY “We had a really long list of names and loads of them were mince. But we set ourselves a deadline to decide on one and stuck to it.” THE CRITICS SAY “Blistering post-punk anthems of the

highest pedigree: powerful and tuneful in just the right measures with Thompson’s understated vocals keeping proceedings in check just as they threaten to spiral out of control.” (Q Magazine) WE SAY Debut single Quiet Little Voices is a big, loud, emotionally-charged song.

THE PLUG The Lexington,

Pentonville Rd, N1 9JB, Angel (020 7837 5371). Thu, Jun 18. £6.50

SOUND BITES Eskimo Joe slammed the US media’s treatment of Heath Ledger’s tragic death while simultaneously drumming up publicity for their new single Foreign Land, which is about, um, Heath Ledger’s tragic death. “They loved the fact that somebody was dead,” Joel Quartermain told The Sunday Telegraph last week. “For us, it was like: ‘Let the poor guy be’.” Er, pot, kettle, black mean anything, guys?

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Actress turned singer Lenka is heading up Oz’s invasion of the LA music scene. Now she’s bringing her upbeat girly pop to London WORDS ALISON GRINTER

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ome artists, such as Natalie Imbruglia or The Wire’s Idris Elba, use acting as a stepping stone to achieving success in their first love – music. Not so Australian actress Lenka Kripac. The 30-year-old never harboured ambitions to become a successful singer-songwriter, even though that is exactly what she has become in the US. “It was a bit obvious to me because my Dad was a trad jazz muso … I think I needed to carve my own path first,” she says. She carved out her own path as an actress in minor roles in Australian movies and TV shows, and is probably best remembered as the hip, young medical receptionist Vesna in the Australian medical drama GP. But the creative and commercial restraints of acting soon chafed. “I found it hard to get work and I also got bored with the job itself. I was getting a bit frustrated with lack of creative control.”

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SOUND AND VISION Even so, acting still plays a part in her newfound profession as purveyor of catchy, mood-enhancing pop songs. Since arriving in LA, where she is signed to Epic, her tunes have ‘appeared’ on countless US TV shows, including Grey’s Anatomy, 90210, and Courteney Cox’s short-lived vehicle Dirt. “If it’s used in a scene to accentuate what the characters are going through, I really get off on that,” she says. Her serotonin-boosting single The Show, which was written with fellow LA resident Jason Reeve to cheer herself up, had pride of place as the Ugly Betty promo featuring “a video mash-up between my video and clips from Ugly Betty,” she explains. “They


LA STORY Lenka is just one of scores of Australian artists to replant herself in LA’s fertile music scene. Recent TNT cover girls The Veronicas have found success there with their first two albums and are reportedly in talks with MTV about launching their own reality TV series. After failing to dent the UK market, Missy Higgins tried her luck in LA, where her single Where I Stood featured in US series Smallville and The Hills. Sam Sparro got his big break there, signing to Modus Vivendi Music label, and even received a Grammy nomination for his smash hit Black And Gold.

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really pitched the song as the perfect Betty song – I felt quite proud of that.” And given that song placement on adverts and TV shows is a key way for artists to get their tunes out there in these music industry challenged times, for Lenka this meant a spike in record sales and a sizeable US fanbase. “I have found a good half of my fans through TV placement,” she says.

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BIG BREAK Lenka got her first big break in music with avant-garde instrumentalists Decoder Ring, who were looking for a female vocalist to come on board for their score of 2004 indie flick Somersault. Her ethereal vocals fitted the bill, and even this chimed with her days as a luvvie. “Coming from acting, it was a really nice way to bridge the gap because I was writing songs specifically for Abbie Cornish’s character, so it was a little acting perspective songwriting project – perfect!” she says. DOWN WITH THE KIDS Lenka’s kaleidoscopic pop as evidenced on her self-titled debut album is a long way from Decoder Ring’s dark experimentalism. “Well, I’ve always had a pop sensibility,” she explains. “As a kid my favourite song

I get mood swings “ no one over the age of three should get ”

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was Walking On Sunshine [by Katrina And The Waves].” Her bittersweet lyrics are delivered in a soft, little girl voice, which has drawn comparisons to Frente’s Angie Hart, The Cardigans’ Nina Persson and to “pretty much all the cutesy girls – I get Lily Allen when I’m in England”. “I actually have a very childlike aesthetic. Even way of thinking, and I do try to retain some childlike wonder in the way that I view the world,” she says. ”I love being around children. If I’m in a bad mood, I just go and find one of my friend’s kids to hang out with – it cheers me up. “Even in a negative sense,” she adds. “I’m like a toddler. I get mood swings no one over the age of three should get.”

» Lenka out June 29 through Epic. Performing at Bush Hall, Uxbridge Rd, W12 7LJ Shepherd’s Bush (0844 576 5483). Tue, Jun 16. £12

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MUSIC LISTINGS MONDAY 27

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

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 punk-

TNT’S TOP BOOKING

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.

rockers. Shepherds Bush 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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TUESDAY 28

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.

The Wednesday Night Showcase Acoustic

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

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

showcase of signed and unsigned acts. The Bullet

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

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,

THURSDAY 30

The Blockheads The veteran

punk-rockers play their hits. The

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY 29

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.

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.

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

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

John Standing The vocalist performs the songs of Noël Coward. Live! On The Park At Pizza

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

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

Tacoma The Paris-based

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

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

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

The London singer and instrumentalist plays soul, funk and electronica. The Troubadour,

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

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

Rd, WC1X 8BZ (020 7837 4412). £6.

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

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

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

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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Natasha Vuckovic PICKS OUT THIS WEEK’S BEST CLUB NIGHTS

CLUB OF THE WEEK DEFECTED IN THE HOUSE PRESENTS STRICTLY RHYTHM BOAT PARTY New York siblings The Martinez Brothers are both still studying, but that hasn’t stopped them playing nightclubs, appearing on the cover of Mixmag, and having dance music’s heavyweights, such as Danny Tenaglia, vouch for them. This weekend they play a London double header.

» Pride Of London, departing Waterloo Millennium Pier, SE1 Waterloo. Sat, Jun 20, 7pm sharp -11pm. Ministry Of Sound, Gaunt St, SE10 6DP Elephant & Castle (0870 060 0010). 11pm-7am. £30 for both, £20 adv for club only.

beats/breaks

funk/soul

DNA

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electro

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NIGHT OWL

New club night DnA aims to bring underground, cutting-edge music to the capital. Launch night sees a five-hour set from Germany’s Stephen Bodzin, renowned for his dark, trippy techno.

» The Lightbox, South Lambeth Pl, SW8 1SP Vauxhall (020 3242 0040). Fri, Jun 19, 9pm-6am. £15 adv, £20

This brand new residency at Pacha kicks off with a set by Portuguese producer Rui Da Silva, best known for his massive hit Touch Me. Meanwhile, room two will be hosted by Filthy Dirty. Yes, please.

Toolroom Knights Mixed By Mark Knight 2.0 (Toolroom Records)

it’s a fairly decent mix of electro and house, with a few tunes to make you want to turn up the volume. Look out for Knight’s remix of Faithless’ Music Matters.

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CLUB NEWS

Space in Ibiza has got the magnificently scary Grace Jones (above) performing live on August 9, and there’s no doubt she’ll fit right in with the kooky clubbers who flock there. Space resident Smokin’ Jo says she can’t wait. “She is my heroine, I love her, She’s an inspiration to me on so many levels,” the DJ gushes. Is Tiësto the new Willy Wonka? Following in the eccentric chocolatier’s footsteps, the Dutch DJ has set up a golden ticket competition where one lucky winner and a friend will get to see him play in Ibiza. There’s no chocolate or actual golden ticket

though. In fact, you just enter on his website, tiesto.com. South London club Aquum has definitely got the right idea with its new cocktail cooler box. Aimed at the Clapham Common picnic crowd, the cooler box is packed with everything you need to make scrummy, summery cocktails, including shakers, stirrers, spirits, and mixers, plus recipes and ingredients for tasty bevvies, such as lychee and peach martinis and mojitos. Prices start from £50 and the boxes can be delivered within two hours. For more information see aquum.co.uk.

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We have five pairs of tickets to Strictly Rhythm and one pair of VIP camping tickets to the Wickerman Festival (see page 33) to give away. To enter, email grabs@tntmagazine.com with “Strictly Rhythm” or “Wickerman” in the subject line by noon on Wed, Jun 17.

WIN

house/garage

» Pacha, Terminus Pl, SW1V 1JR Victoria (0845 371 4489). Fri, Jun 19, 9pm-5am. £15

LP REVIEW

Mark Knight has had several other DJs mix his Toolroom Knights compilations, but this is the second he’s done personally. Two-discs that’ll take you straight to the dance floor at 3am, it’s pretty banging in places, while a bit more progressive in others. Overall

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CLUB LISTINGS TNT’S TOP BOOKING

MONDAY 27 Authentic Cuban Night

Electrovibe James Mac and DJ Lukass play house and electro. Club Boulevard, The Broadway, W5 5JY (07912 654 543). 10pm-late. £10.

DJ Flecha plays Cuban beats, plus dance classes. Fiesta Havana, Fulham Rd, SW6 5NH (020 7381 5005). 5pm-2am. £5, free before 9pm.

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

House Rules Bank Holiday Special Norman Jay spins house classics. Plan B, Brixton Rd, SW9 4AY (0870 116 5421). 9pm-6am. Adv £10.

Lost And Found Keb Darge and Andy Smith play blues, rock and Northern Soul. Madame Jo Jo’s, Brewer St, W1F 0SE (020 7734 3040). 10pm-3am. £8.

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

Mario plays mambo and salsa. Salsa!, Charing Cross

Delicious Thursdays R’n’B

Funky Fridays DJs provide funk,

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

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

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

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

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.

Fuse The resident DJs spin funky house and indie. The

Hospitality High Contrast and Skream Zinc spin house. Matter

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

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

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

Double Shake It With Laquisha Jonz Andrew

Salsa Night The resident

Elmore and Tommy Sandhu supply club hits. The Shadow

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

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

Game On Residents spin

TUESDAY 28 Barrio Latino Merengue, salsa, bachata and urban Latin tracks from Chino and Alex. Bar Rumba, Shaftesbury Ave,

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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

salsa, samba and Latin tunes, plus live bands. Salsa!, Charing Cross Rd, WC2H 0JG (020 7379 3277). 5.30pm-2am. £4, free before 9pm.

Lost In London Party hits on the ground floor, electrohouse in the basement and commercial R’n’B in the VIP room. Zoo Bar, Bear St, WC2H 7AQ (020 7839 4188). 9pm-3am. £7, guestlist/NUS £5.

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

supplies funky house anthems.

Latin Fever Latin music from 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.

Rewind Residents spin classic

Twisted The residents supply

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

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

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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.

THURSDAY 30

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

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

Back In The Day Resident DJ Stevie B spins retro pop, electro, funk, house, dance and R‘n’B.

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.

WEDNESDAY 29

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.

SATURDAY 2

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

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.

Born 2 Boogie DJ Legs,

Playboys and Milk Tray spin R’n’B, hip-hop, soul and reggae. Archangel, Kensington High St, W8 5NP (020 7938 4137). 10pm-2am. £10, concs £8.

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.

Carwash Resident DJs play 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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Rock The Kaz Bar Resident DJs spin disco, funk, pop, house and R’n’B grooves.

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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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.

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Number of NSW primary schools that will get a share of $2.3bn as part of a federal government primary schools programme.

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AUSTRALIA

Number of jobs lost at Adelaide auto supply company Trident Tooling after the company closed its doors.

Oz a top place to live Five Australian cities have been listed in the top 20 most liveable cities in the world. Melbourne ranked third, following Vancouver and Vienna. Perth came in fifth, followed by Sydney in ninth place, Adelaide in 11th and Brisbane in 16th. The Economist Intelligence Unit survey ranked the liveability of 140 city centres around the world, based on stability, health care, education, infrastructure, culture and environment.

ENOUGH ALREADY: Gordon Ramsay and Tracy Grimshaw have apparently put their differences to bed after Ramsay apologised for comparing Grimshaw to a pig. Zoo magazine has jumped in on the act and offered her $50,000 to do a photo shoot in a bikini.

Chaser team outrage The ABC’s head of TV comedy was demoted over a Chaser’s War On Everything skit. Amanda Duthie was stripped of responsibility for comedy programmes following public outrage over the airing of a skit that depicted dying children making deathbed wishes.

Dokic jailed for threats

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The father of Australian tennis player Jelena Dokic was last week jailed for 15 months in Serbia. Damir Dokic was found guilty of threatening to kill Australia’s

ambassador to Belgrade with a grenade launcher and possessing illegal weapons. He made the threats to ambassador Clare Birgin over the phone while enraged about an interview Jelena gave to an Australian magazine indicating he had physically assaulted her.

Miner’s lucky escape A West Australian miner was trapped 1km underground after 500 tonnes of rock fell around him. It took rescuers 16 hours to reach the 38-year-old from the Nickel West Perseverance mine.

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The percentage the federal government predicts unemployment will hit by mid-2011.

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Number of guns handed in after a threemonth amnesty in NSW.

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sheep started going missing. “If you are up to no good in our part of the world, remember to smile for the camera,” Traprock Wool member Bruce McLeish said.

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Amount in dollars a Brisbane man was ordered to pay a 12year-old girl for sexually abusing her when she was seven.

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AUSTRALIA

What’s happening across the country

SUMMARY ■ Emergency landing for A330 Jetstar flight ■ Aircraft model the same as the doomed Air France flight ■ Jetstar accused of cheap overseas maintenance

Jetstar plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Guam after a fire broke out in the cockpit. The A330 jet, the same model as the Air France aircraft that plunged into the Atlantic recently, was on its way from the Kansai International Airport in Japan to the Gold Coast. A total of 203 passengers were on board, including 57 Australians, 13 of which were crew members. No one was hurt in the incident. “The pilots quickly extinguished the fire, which didn’t extend to any part of the cabin area,”

QUEENSLAND The Royal Flying Doctor Service was ranked number one in a list of 150 QLD icons. In an embarrassing error, premier Anna Bligh announced the Great Barrier Reef had won top spot, when it was placed second.

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A Jetstar A330 was forced to make an emergency landing in Guam after a fire

a Jetstar spokeswoman said. Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers Association federal secretary Steve Purvinas said maintenance on the Jetstar A330 aircraft was carried out at cheap overseas facilities in the Philippines. “This is the second cockpit

smoke emergency landing on a Qantas group aircraft in 18 months, and in both cases the aircraft had undertaken maintenance in the cheaper overseas facilities,” he said. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau launched an investigation into the incident.

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Australia firm on swine flu alert Australia said it would not raise its swine flu alert levels, despite the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring a pandemic. Federal health minister Nicola Roxon insisted that despite WHO’s declaration, the influenza A(H1N1) virus remained mild. There have been 1336 cases of swine flu recorded by the federal government in Australia, with 1011 in Victoria. Six people across the country were in hospital with the virus – four in intensive care in Victoria. Most of Australia would

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remain at the containment stage except Victoria, which was at the modified sustainment level. That approach was “consistent” with advice from public health officials, Roxon said last Friday. The flu had threatened the Broncos v Bulldogs NRL match played last Friday night. Broncos player Karmichael Hunt was diagnosed with swine flu earlier in the week. He and the rest of the Broncos team were quarantined. Public health officials ruled the match was safe to go ahead and Hunt was able to play.

Former top cop Noel Ashby will stand trial on 13 counts of perjury. The charges relate to allegations that the exVictoria Police assistant commissioner lied to Office of Police Integrity hearings.

TASMANIA A total of 800 public service jobs will be culled as Tasmania announced its budget will be in deficit over the next three years. Treasurer Michael Aird predicted a net operating deficit of $117 million for 2009/10.

NORTHERN TERRITORY New laws were introduced to crack down on biker gangs. Chief Minister Paul Henderson said the legislation “restricts and disrupts” biker gangs in the state.

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Karmichael Hunt was quarantined with swine flu

The ACT has become the second jurisdiction in Australia to allow prisoners to receive conjugal visits. Prisoners who meet the criteria must change the sheets after the visit.

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Massive pub brawl Police were forced to shut down a Christchurch pub on Thursday last week after fighting broke out between about 50 drinkers. Every available police officer in Christchurch was deployed in an effort to restore order at the Bush Bar in Upper Riccarton. Commander Malcolm Johnston said: “There were two separate groups amongst the patrons. Whilst one group of about 30 patrons performed a haka the other group stood waiting. As soon as the haka finished all hell broke loose.” He said only three arrests were made because police had their hands full keeping the rival groups apart.

Economy ‘improving’ Reserve Bank governor Alan Bollard said there were signs the economy was improving and should start growing again by the end of the year. But after deciding to keep the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 2.5 per cent,

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“It is a guy and he clearly hasn’t shaved and he’s got ridiculously long silver false nails on. I think my photos are better.” Timaru transvestite David Coe is a bit bitter after being overlooked for New Zealand’s best Lady Gaga lookalike. GREEN TEAM: PETA’s lettuce ladies, Jess Martin, Genevieve Ogilvie-Lee, and Fawn Porter hit Queen Street in Auckland to pass on the message that switching to a vegetarian diet is the most effective way to fight climate change.

Bollard also warned that any recovery would be fragile, and unemployment might keep rising well into 2010.

NY Kiwi in court New Zealand post-graduate student Blazej Kot, 24, appeared in court in Pennsylvania one week after his wife, Caroline Coffey, 28, bled to death after having her throat slashed near their home in Ithaca, New York. Kot fled to Pennsylvania after his wife’s death and was captured after a police chase. He appeared in court bearing

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buying her ticket, a staff member saw her with the infant waiting in the foyer and told her the baby was too young to see the movie. Top Town Cinema manager Duncan Mackenzie said staff had no choice in the matter, and had to follow the law, lest the theatre be fined up to $35,000.

throat injuries from an alleged self-inflicted wound.

Gotta be in to win New Zealanders plunged $5m on Lotto’s big Wednesday Draw last week, with the first division nearing the end of its record 20-week jackpot run. The jackpot was sitting at $25m. The Problem Gambling Foundation was critical of the amount saying it created a culture of envy and greed at a time when so many were vulnerable due to the fear of an economic recession.

“I think I am currently on $2 an hour.” Mt Albert by-election National candidate Melissa Lee angers low-income earners after asked how she would survive on the minimum wage. Lee is paid $131,000 a year. “It will be party central. It should be a place of celebration, excitement, and fun for generations to come.” PM John Key on opening Auckland’s Queen’s Wharf at the 2011 Rugby World Cup “[We will] fight on for ever and ever.” Wikatana Popata after being convicted for his Waitangi Day assault of PM John Key.

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A Marlborough mother was turned away from Oscar-winning R16 movie The Reader because her five-week-old baby was underage. Instead, a staff member at the Blenheim Top Town Cinema recommended she see the Mrated Terminator Salvation. Anna Straker, 33, said after

QUOTE/UNQUOTE “I was smashed into a cave bit, it was like being in a washing machine covered in barnacles.” Taranaki teacher George Poole on surviving a waka sinking with four pupils on board off Port Taranaki.


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avid Bain did not say “I shot the prick” in his call to the ambulance service after he reported the deaths of five members of his family, his chief supporter Joe Karam said. The Supreme Court released evidence last week about the 111 call in a judgment, after it was suppressed at Bain’s retrial. The Crown contended Bain, who was acquitted of the 1994 family murders after a retrial, admitted in the call he had shot someone by saying “I shot the prick” or “I shot that prick”. Chief Justice Dame Sian Ellis said it had to be made clear the material was not considered relevant or reliable. Karam said allegations there was a confession on the tape were dismissed by experts. All the experts recognised the voice of a very distressed caller who was having difficulty catching his breath, Karam said. “They all acknowledged the

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UPPER NORTH ISLAND The highly debilitating norovirus broke out at Waikato Hospital, confining staff and patients to one of its wards. A “high number” of patients were affected.

LOWER NORTH ISLAND

Joe Karam (inset) has rubbished claims of a confession by David Bain

existence of passages where he was struggling to get words out, as one would expect from a person in a panic-stricken state. “So any suggestion that some kind of confession or words existed is totally refuted,” Karam argued. Bain’s 111 call can be heard on YouTube.

RAPE ALIBI CLAIM Supressed evidence also alleged Bain told friends while at school he could rape a jogger, using his paper round as an alibi. Part of his defence was that he was on his round when his family were killed, so he couldn’t have done it.

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Swine flu hits New Zealand hard

New Zealand health officals remain wary of swine flu

New Zealand swine flu cases continued to rise with eight cases being diagnosed in a 24-hour window last week. New Zealand had 34 confirmed cases of the virus on Friday last week. Among the new cases were two Auckland sisters, aged 10 and 13, who were in isolation at Starship Children’s Hospital. Staff at the hospital were given Tamiflu and those who were well, continued to work wearing surgical masks. A ward at Auckland City Hospital, where a nurse who had swine flu worked,

WHO CONCERN The World Health Organization (WHO) is treating swine flu as a pandemic phase 6 – the highest phase – which means the virus is spreading globally.

was closed to new patients. Staff who had come into contact with the nurse had not developed flu symptoms. Health minister Tony Ryall said the pandemic could last for up to two years and see 30 per cent of New Zealand’s population infected.

A South Wairarapa farming family blocked access to the popular Blue Creek Farm glow worm caves. The family is fed up with gates being left open, visitors driving through sheep flocks and tourism operators pounding on their door early in the morning, demanding access.

UPPER SOUTH ISLAND Dean Stewart Cameron was sentenced to life imprisonment after a jury found him guilty of the rape and murder of 15-year-old Christchurch schoolgirl Marie Davis, who vanished from her home early on April 6 last year, about 11 days before her naked body was found in the Waimakariri River.

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WEEK IN NUMBERS

Number of residents of the Joe Slovo informal settlement in the Cape Flats who will be evicted and given alternative housing in accordance with a ruling by the Constitutional Court.

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Value in rand of heroin found on a truck at the Komatipoort border post with Mozambique.

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Age of a boy who appeared on a murder charge in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday last week, for allegedly stabbing a friend while playing.

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Percentage drop in South Africa’s manufacturing production since April last year.

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Gauteng plane crash A light aircraft crashed into a bakkie in a freak accident on a Gauteng road last week – miraculously without claiming any lives. The Times reported the accident occurred near Krugersdorp Airport, west of Johannesburg, when a two-seater Piper Cherokee came down after take-off, hitting the bakkie head-on and bursting into flames. The pilot, John Thompson, and his passenger, George Carney, suffered minor injuries. Two women who were in the bakkie were unharmed.

Free education Higher education and training minister Blade Nzimande dismissed media reports he had advocated free tertiary education for all, saying it was a “deliberate misrepresentation”. Nzimande said he had in fact suggested free first tertiary education for “poor students”, and it would be necessary to look a critical issues, such as “what is poor; who is poor”.

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READY FOR KICK OFF: Port Elizabeth’s Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium was the first newly-built 2010 World Cup ground to be officially opened, one year before the start of the tournament in South Africa. The 48,000-seater stadium will host eight World Cup games, including a quarter-final and third/fourth place play-off.

Grocery store milks it Johannesburg police last week arrested an owner of a grocery shop in Marlboro for allegedly selling milk formula for infants that was supposed to be delivered to hospitals. Inspector Moses Maphakela said police received a tip-off that the store was selling NAN baby formula intended for hospitals.

An environmental group on Wednesday last week criticised co-operative governance minister Sicelo Shiceka for reportedly announcing government

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Amount in rand finance minister Pravin Gordhan has approved for the recapitalisation of the Land Bank.

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approval of a toll road route through the Wild Coast. The minister did not have legislative authority to approve the project, Sustaining the Wild Coast (SWC) director Val Payn said in a statement. The organisation said CCA Environmental, the company who was given the task of compiling the environmental impact report, had not completed the report. According to SWC, CCA Environmental had recently told the group it anticipated submitting the final report at the beginning of August this year.

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SUMMARY ■ An illegal pyramid scheme worth billions of rand uncovered ■ Scam targeted SA’s wealthiest families ■ Scheme allegedly set up by the son of Adcock Ingram founder

ne of South Africa’s largest illegal pyramid schemes, estimated to be worth up to R10 billion, has been uncovered, reports said on Thursday last week. The Financial Mail, The Star newspaper and website moneyweb.co.za reported the Ponzi scheme could outstrip Fidentia and other scams by billions of rand. The reports said some of South Africa’s wealthiest families were targeted. Bloomburg News named former Pick ’n’ Pay CEO Sean Summers as one of

KWAZULANATAL An owner of a crèche in Pietermatitzburg was given a five-year suspended sentence for the accidental drowning of a two-year-old boy in an unfenced pool. Lalita Harry, 44, pleaded guilty to culpable homicide.

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the pyramid scheme’s victims. The website saponzi.co.za said the scheme was allegedly run by Barry Tannenbaum, 43, son of Adcock Ingram founder, Harold Tannenbaum. According to the Financial Mail, Tannenbaum allegedly asked investors to put money in his companies Frankel International and Frankel

Chemicals Corp, offering returns of more than 200 per cent a year. The money from new investors was then used to pay off initial investors. The Star reported up to R10 billion could be at stake, with one investor having placed as much as R100 million in the scheme.

SA ready for Confederations Cup LUCKY WORKERS Almost 6000 employees of Investec and 1000 underprivileged people were given tickets to the Confederations Cup after the banking group bought 50,000 tickets for R3.5m.

help put in place transport projects to ease the movement of fans and tourists during the soccer tournament. There was also progress in installing telecommunication networks, such as the international broadcast centre in Johannesburg.

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President Jacob Zuma’s daughter, Gugulethu, will star in soap Isidingo, Beeld newspaper reported last Thursday. Zuma, 24, is the daughter of the president and his former wife, home affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

WESTERN CAPE Acting judge Patrick Maqubela, who was found dead in his Bantry Bay apartment last week, may have been poisoned, after the post-mortem could not prove he died of a heart attack. Provincial police spokesperson André Traut said the investigation into the cause of his death had turned into a murder investigation.

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Simphiwe Kunene, spokesman for the provincial department of co-operative governance and traditional affairs, said MEC Norman Mokoena was satisfied a recovery plan was working for the Mpumulanga municipality since it was put under administration in February.

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South Africa showed its readiness to host the Fifa Soccer World Cup next year as the Fifa Confederations Cup kicked off on home soil on Sunday. “South Africa is wellahead in its preparations,” government spokesperson Tiyani Rikhotso said. All the venues for the Confederations Cup – Ellis Park in Johannesburg, Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria, Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein and Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg – were ready to host games. Technical teams were sent to municipalities to

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CRICKET Australia lose to Sri Lanka by six wickets, ending their Twenty20 world championships. Mildly embarrassing, but it’s hard to mourn with the Ashes only a few weeks away.

CRICKET South Africa beat New Zealand by one run in the group match of the Twenty20 world championships. The Proteas take the bragging rights after a thrilling finish.

FOOTBALL A-League club Perth Glory unveils Socceroo Mile Sterjovski as its marquee signing. It’s great for the A-League, but the Socceroos need their men playing in European leagues.

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RUGBY LEAGUE Broncos forward Joel Clinton is fined $50,000 by his club for inviting a woman back to his hotel room. How long before the code tries to ban its players from having sex entirely?

TENNIS Lleyton Hewitt bows out of Queen’s, losing to Andy Roddick in two tiebreak sets in the third round, suggesting Hewitt, while past his peak, is still tough to beat on grass.

AFL Adelaide Crows player Richard Douglas is quarantined and tested for swine flu after falling ill. So far, the AFL has been untouched by the virus, but officials are getting nervous.

SUNDAY FOOTBALL Australia launches its bid for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. Nine other bids have been tabled, and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says a World Cup could be worth A$5 billion.

I don’t think they “ got it from me. I was sick last week, but I didn’t tell anyone

Western Bulldogs veteran Jason Akermanis denies infecting the Brisbane Broncos with swine flu

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MONDAY CRICKET England V West Indies Can the hosts advance? 5pm Sky Sports 1 TUESDAY CRICKET South Africa V India A preview of the final? 5pm Sky Sports 1 WEDNESDAY FOOTBALL South Africa V NZ Confederations Cup action 7pm BBC3 THURSDAY GOLF US Open Day one tees off 3pm Sky Sports 2 FRIDAY TENNIS Aegeon International It’s down to the last four 11.30am British Eurosport SATURDAY RUGBY New Zealand V France The Kiwis want revenge 8.30am Sky Sports 1 SUNDAY MOTORSPORT British F1 Grand Prix Start your engines 12.10 BBC1

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Ronaldo’s replacement What’s happened? Cristiano Ronaldo has finally left Manchester United for Real Madrid, for a record transfer fee of $80 million. How will Manchester United cope? Ecuadorian winger Antonio Valencia looks set to be bought from Wigan, but Alex Ferguson would also love to grab the French pair of Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema. Cameroon striker

Samuel Eto’o is also on the shopping list. Sounds straightforward? Not quite. Once upon a time, United could take their pick. But now, if any of these players come on the market, it’s quite likely that Chelsea or Manchester City will be falling over themselves to outbid the Red Devils.

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Returning Wallabies flanker Rocky Elsom couldn’t shake a sore left knee in time to face Italy, but his first game for Australia since leaving Irish club Leinster can’t be far off, with coach Robbie Deans indicated Elsom will come straight into ther side once fit.

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44 Lions wing Tommy Bowe crosses against Western Province

Lions squeeze home A penalty three minutes from time by replacement fullback James Hook saw the British and Irish Lions sneak home 26-23 against a fired-up Western Province side at Newlands on Saturday afternoon.

The visitors led 18-12 at halftime, before Joe Pietersen’s try, with 26 minutes gone in the second half, levelled the scores at 23-all. It was fitting that Pietersen scored the equaliser

as he, along with Willem De Waal, kept Western Province in touch throughout the match. The Lions were undoubtedly the better side, although this was not their finest hour of the tour. There were, however, enough positives. The Lions had the bulk of the possession, played the smarter rugby and built on their earlier four wins to go into their final tour match, against the Southern Kings

on Tuesday, unbeaten. Earlier in the week, the Lions notched a confidenceboosting win over a depleted Sharks outfit, which was missing nine regulars on Springboks duty. The Lions were restricted to a 7-3 half-time lead, before breaking the shackles in the second half and winning 39-3.

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I hold close to my heart. When it comes to rugby, Canterbury and the Crusaders have given me so much,” he said. Carter seems set to play in the Air NZ Cup to prepare for the All Blacks tour to Japan and Europe later in the year. “I’ve been back running for a month now,” he said. “I’m still missing some real power and bounce in my foot. I’ll be working hard over the next few weeks to get that back.”

SAMOA TEST JUNIORS New Zealand’s Junior All Blacks held off a desperate Samoa comeback to win their opening match in rugby’s Pacific Nations Cup 17-16 in Wellington. Earlier, Fiji also had to fight hard for a 36-22 win over Tonga.

AUSSIES BELT WALES Australia will play New Zealand in the semi-finals of the IRB Junior World Championships on Wednesday after downing Wales 38-5 in their final Pool D match in Fukuoka. South Africa face England in the other semi-final.

JAPAN PUSHES REDS Teenage Queensland debutant Dom Shipperley helped the Reds out of jail with a dazzling late try for a 24-17 victory over Japan at Ballymore last week. The Reds were given a fright by the Cherry Blossoms who led 17-12 with 12 minutes left.

SUPER PLAN SNUBBED Japan coach, and All Blacks legend, John Kirwan says Japan has nothing to gain from being part of Super rugby’s expansion plans. Kirwan said a Japanese franchise would undermine the lucrative domestic competition in Japan.

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Given he won’t be fit for international rugby until August, injured All Blacks star Dan Carter could have been forgiven for thinking he could sneak back into New Zealand. Instead, Carter, whose European sabbatical with French side Perpignan was ruined by an Achilles injury, was greeted in New Zealand by a barrage of questions about his provincial rugby future. The flyhalf could re-sign with the Crusaders, but he owns a home in Auckland, sparking conjecture that he may join the Blues instead. Carter was non-commital, saying only that he enjoyed his time with the Crusaders. “Christchurch is still a place

Rugby convert Sonny Bill Williams has revealed he is eligible to represent the Wallabies because he has an Australian grandmother, describing himself as “a bit Aussie”. Williams is also eligible to represent New Zealand and Samoa.


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All Blacks skipper Mils Muliaina rues his side’s missed tackles and sloppy passing

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James O’Connor AUSTRALIA During the week, coach Robbie Deans challenged O’Connor to live up to the hype surrounding his first game. The 18-year-old fullback obliged, crossing three times in his first Test to secure man-ofthe-match honours and ensure he will be talked up as the next big thing for the rest of the season, and well beyond.

I think Gits “ is a bit cut - he’s put me over for some pretty easy tries this year. I think I owe him

James O’Connor gives a nod to Matt Giteau’s silver service

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Boy wonder James O’Connor enjoyed a dream debut as Australia opened their 2009 Test campaign with a victory over Italy at Canberra Stadium on Saturday night. With former Australian rugby league Test ace Craig Gower pulling the strings in his own international debut for italy, the Azzurri offered some stern resistance for 50 or so minutes before the Wallabies’ class prevailed. The Wallabies finished with five tries, thanks to O’Connor and Matt Giteau, who had a hand in all of them, to score a narrow points victory over Gower in their eagerly-awaited five-eighth duel. Gower was booed after missing a dropgoal but otherwise had a sound game.

the scores 17-17 after 57 minutes, before France pulled away with a late intercept try to fullback Maxime Medard. New Zealand centre Ma’a Nonu scored a late try which narrowed France’s margin without disguising the visitors’ superiority. France halfback Julien Dupuy kicked three conversions and two penalties to take 12 points from his Test debut, while All Blacks flyhalf Stephen Donald landed four penalties, also for 12 points. New Zealand’s loss was only the fifth in 36 Tests at Carisbrook, but the second in a row on the Dunedin ground on which they have built a formidable record. It was only the fourth win for France on New Zealand soil in 22 attempts since 1961. Lachie Turner hands off

O’Connor crossed for his first tryafter just three-and-a-half minutes before striking again on the half hour and in the 59th minute. Giteau and skipper Stirling Mortlock also scored fivepointers in a match played in relatively balmy conditions, after sub-zero temperatures had been forecast.

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Rabbitohs coach Jason Taylor after his side’s narrow loss. An admirable, but naive, sentiment.

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44 Bulldogs H El Masri 2 B Goodwin 2 J Morris 2 M Hodgson B Roberts tries H El Masri 6 goals

A nightmare week ended disastrously for the Broncos, beaten 44-22 by the Bulldogs in the blockbuster clash in Brisbane. Brisbane had threatened to forfeit the match due to a swine flu scare, but managed to hold it together admirably in the first half, taking an 18-16 lead into the break. But the Bulldogs ran away in the last 20 Warriors 13

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28 Storm R Hoffman G Inglis J Tomane W Koopu C Cronk S Turner tries C Smith 2 goals

The Rabbitohs raced out to a 10-0 lead early in the match, and led 22-14 after 54 minutes before the Storm launched a comeback, with tries to Cooper Cronk, Steve Turner and Joseph Tomane snatching victor. It was Melbourne’s eighth win in a row over the Bunnies. Dragons 32 M Cooper 2 B Creagh B Morris J Soward tries J Soward 6 goals

Panthers 6

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Despite an overwhelming amount of Kiwi possession, the Warriors could only cross the Knights’ line twice. Lance Hohaia burrowed over for the first try after just five minutes and Kevin Locke converted for the Warriors to go into the break six points up. Locke crossed in the dying seconds to put the icing on the cake. Rabbitohs 22

minutes, finishing with eight tries to four. The Broncos’ interrupted preparation may well have been a factor, but the Bulldogs also produced some impressive play, as winger Hazem El Masri helped himself to a personal haul of 20 points, including two tries. Kiwi-born five-eighth Ben Roberts did much of the damage, setting up the visitors’ first two tries, before busting through Darren Lockyer and sidestepping Karmichael Hunt and two other Broncos to score in the 55th minute.

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18 Cowboys L O’Donnell T Williams W Tonga tries J Thurston 3 goals

20 Sea Eagles T Williams A Watmough B Farrar tries M Orford 4 goals

Up 8-6 at halftime, the Sea Eagles raced away with a dominant second half, Ben Farrar and Anthony Watmough scoring inside the first ten minutes of the second stanza. The Panthers were their own worst enemy, guilty of several basic errors when in possession, which relieved any pressure the exerted on the Sea Eagles. Roosters 20

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24 Titans A Cannings N Friend E Tonga C Walker tries S Prince 4 goals

Gold Coast winger Chris Walker scored a lastminute try to lift the Titans to thrilling win over the Sydney Roosters at Gosford. The video referee ruled Walker grounded the ball before taking out a corner post, with the try putting the Titans over the line. Raiders 22 J Croker T Learoyd-Lahrs J Monaghan B Harrison tries T Campese 3 goals

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24 Sharks P Gallen 2 B Pomeroy M Wright N Stapleton tries L Covell 2 goals

SEA EAGLES It’s easy to forget that, in Orford, Manly still boast one of the finest leaders in the league. Back to his best against Penrith, Orford will be the key if Manly’s recovery is to continue.

THE TABLE Team Dragons Bulldogs** Titans Storm* Broncos Cowboys Panthers Knights Sea Eagles Rabbitohs* Warriors* Raiders Eels* Tigers Sharks Roosters

P 14 12 13 13 13 13 13 14 13 13 13 12 12 12 13 13

W 10 9 9 8 8 7 7 8 6 5 5 4 4 4 4 3

L 4 3 4 4 5 6 6 6 7 7 7 8 7 8 9 10

PD PTS 118 20 100 20 22 20 97 19 -6 18 104 16 32 16 28 16 20 14 -25 13 -43 13 -43 12 -109 11 -60 10 -80 10 -155 8

*Have drawn a game **Bulldogs deducted 2 points for having 14 players on the field in Round 2

Monday night game Eels v Tigers

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Cronulla’s controversy-scarred season is back on track after they notched a third straight win, upsetting Canberra on the road, the embattled Paul Gallen starring with a last-minute try. Terry Campese and Trent Barrett had solid games ahead of Origin Two selection.

BULLDOGS V PANTHERS

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Other Round 15 games Cowboys v Roosters, Sharks v Broncos, Sea Eagles v Raiders

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Saints outlast Blues Blues 14.11.95

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B Fevola 2 M Murphy 2 E Betts 2 J Bannister 2 A Carrazzo S Grigg J Garlett K Simpson S Hampson S O’hAilpin

16.8.104 Saints N Riewoldt 5 A Schneider 2 J Gram 2 A McQualter S Milne B Goddard J Koschitzke Z Dawson L Montagna N Dal Santo

The Blues looked out of their depth early on, when the Saints booted the first five goals of the match. But Carlton settled, and ground their way back into the match, trailing by just three points at half-time. The Saints pulled away in the second half, Hawks 7.9.51

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13.15.93 Lions J Brown 5 J Sherman 2 C Stiller D Rich M Clark M Rischitelli R Hooper T Notting

Everyone is waiting for the Hawks to flick the switch and hit their stride, but each passing week delivers another piece of evidence to suggest it might not happen at all. In a low-scoring arm-wrestle at Tasmania’s Aurora Stadium, Hawthorn held a 14-point Bulldogs 21.11.137

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B Johnson 3 J Hill 3 W Minson 3 D Giansiracusa 2 M Hahn 2 M Boyd L Picken R Griffen C Ward J Akermanis L Gilbee B Hudson S Higgins

7.2.44 Power B Ebert 2 D Cassisi D Motlop D Rodan J Westhoff W Tredrea

With St. Kilda and Geelong unbeaten, the Bulldogs having been flying under the radar, but they won’t be able to do that for much longer if they continue to produce displays as commanding as their 93-point win over Port Adelaide in Darwin. Tigers 13.14.92 M Morton 5 S Edwards 2 T Hislop 2 T Vickery A Graham B Deledio J Riewoldt

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11.11.77 Eagles J Kennedy 4 M LeCras 3 A Selwood M Brown M Priddis M Rosa

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lead at half-time, but managed just one goal thereafter, as Brisbane, led by captain Jonathan Brown, stormed home. At the last change, the Lions led by six points, but booted six unanswered goals in the final term to notch an impressive win on the road. Brown was well-supported by Simon Black and Jared Brennan, while Sam Mitchell and Jordan Lewis were best for the Hawks. The Dogs enjoyed a spread of contributors and led all night, piling on 13 goals to three after half-time to hand the Power a hiding. The Bulldogs runners shared the footy and Port had no answer to their dash off halfback, which launched several counter-attacks. Bulldogs fans would also have relished the sight of star midfielder Adam Cooney in full flight, after his slow start to the season. Crows 9.14.68 J Porplyzia 3 N Bock C Knights T Edwards T Walker K Tippett

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3.6.24 Roos A Edwards C Jones L Thomas

In one of the least spectacular matches of the season, the Crows prevailed in a dogged war of attrition against a Kangaroos outfit desperately short on firepower. The Roos closed to within 17 points early in the final quarter, before the Crows booted the last four goals of the match.

SAINTS He played a lone hand in 2008, and while his teammates have lifted in 2009, Riewoldt has still been heroic. His 40 goals for the season have him on track for a career-high tally, and identify him as the game’s premier centre-half forward.

THE LADDER Team Saints Cats Bulldogs Lions Crows Blues Magpies Hawks Power Swans Bombers Roos Eagles Dockers Tigers Demons

P 12 11 12 12 12 12 11 12 11 11 11 11 12 11 12 11

W L 12 0 11 0 8 4 7 5 7 6 6 6 6 5 6 6 6 6 5 6 5 6 4 7 3 9 3 9 3 9 1 10

D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

% PTS 174 48 153 44 124 32 105 28 100 28 115 24 108 24 95 24 90 24 96 20 94 20 76 16 87 12 80 12 80 12 70 4

ON THE BOX SATURDAY 10am Setanta 2 SWANS V MAGPIES

Other Round 12 games Bombers v Demons, Dockers v Cats

Round 13 games Bombers v Blues, Magpies v Dockers, Crows v Swan, Eagles v Hawks, Lions v Demons, Cats v Power, Roos v Bulldogs, Saints v Tigers

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Jade Rawlings began his coaching career with a win, while Ben Cousins was among the Tigers’ best in his first game against his old side, gathering 28 touches. Richmond led by 30 points late in the first term – the Eagles fought back, but never looked like winning.

but the Blues again reeled them in, twice closing to within a goal late in the final term. Carlton will rue their inability to engineer an extra goal to get their noses in front, but will also identify plenty of positives after keeping pace with the undefeated Saints. Nick Riewoldt and Nick Dal Santo were best for the winners, while Kade Simpson and Andrew Carrazzo were busy for the Blues.

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AUSSIES TO FIELD 12 Australia’s fast bowlers are set to go head-to-head for an Ashes berth after Australia got the green light to field 12 men for its tour match against Sussex, starting on June 24 at Hove..

MOODY: HAURITZ IN Graeme Smith cuts

The race to the semis The battle for the four semifinal spots at the Twenty20 world championships seems set to go down to the wire, with both New Zealand and South Africa playing crucial matches on Tuesday.

South Africa are well-placed to progress after beating the Wst Indies by 20 runs on

Saturday, to improve to 2-0 at the Super Eight stage. A win against India will guarantee South Africa a spot in the last four, but a narrow loss could still see them through. New Zealand, on the other hand, need to beat Sri Lanka to go through, after Pakistan beat them by six wickets.

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Adam Gilchrist could return to Western Australia for next season’s Twenty20 domestic competition. Gilchriist, 37, retired from international cricket in 2008, but led Deccan to this year’s IPL title.

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SUNDAY 2pm Sky Sports 2 FINAL

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Warne: Buck won’t be missed Shane Warne’s contempt for coaches, particularly former Aussie coach John Buchanan, is famous, so it comes as no surprise that Warne sees Buchanan’s defection to England ahead of this summer’s Ashes as a major boost for Aussie hopes. Buchanan will start a short-term coaching assignment with England just before the five-Test series, and will work with the English Lions, who will oppose Australia in their final warm-up match. But Warne, who has never missed an opportunity to bag Buchanan, believes Australia have little to worry about. “I think that’s a great move because that means we’ve got more of a chance,” Warne said. “Hopefully Buck will be

Aussie spinner Nathan Hauritz can relax because he’s certain to play in the first Ashes Test, according to Western Australia coach Tom Moody, who expects the pitch at Cardiff to turn.

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doing his stuff and he’ll be working and doing all his things and hopefully overcomplicating things. “Hopefully he gets all of them in a boot camp and Freddie Flintoff and Pietersen hurt their knees.” Warne also described Australia’s elimination from the World Twenty20 as a “blessing in disguise”. “You have to look at the positive out of it, and the positive is our guys can prepare for the Ashes.”

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Cricket Australia revoked its contract offer to Andrew Symonds and added injuryprone bowler Shaun Tait to its 25-man list. Tait has played three Tests and 22 ODIs.

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“We will have two weeks in Leicester. That won’t be good for anybody.” Ricky Ponting’s response to Australia going out of the Twenty20 world champs.

Cadel Evans (right) during the Dauphine Libere

Evans in good shape With the Tour de France beginning next month, Australia’s two-time bridesmaid Cadel Evans is in such good nick that even one of his fiercest rivals has deferred to him.

Spaniard Alberto Contador, who beat Evans in the Tour in 2007, remarked on Evans’ fitness during the Dauphine Libere, a major lead-in event. “I am in a good position,” Contador said. “Evans has, however, shown he is in better

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helped convince Evans that he should switch from mountain biking to road racing, claimed Evans needed more allies to go one better this time around. “Obviously Cadel is respected, but he maybe doesn’t have the best diplomacy. Even within his own team there are some issues,” Sanders said. “If anything is retarding him from winning, that’s it. It’s not how many watts are going through the chain.”

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Question marks remain over the strength of the South African football team, but FIFA boss Sepp Blatter was upbeat about off-field preparations during his visit for the Confederations Cup, which is seen as a dress rehearsal for next year’s World Cup. “Even now, there are media in Europe who ask me about South Africa. I tell them it will work and I have no reason to doubt that I am right in my judgement. It is now time to enjoy the soccer,” Blatter said. New Zealand are also playing in the eight-team tournament, which kicked off overnight, and while the All

Whites were still focused on their drawn-out World Cup qualification, coach Ricki Herbert insisted his side would benefit from the experience. “We are a young side and have a big tournament coming up with the World Cup qualifiers,” Herbert said. “Making the second round here would be a dream.”

“There’s no additives when you see me, no preservatives. It’s freshly squeezed. What you see is what you get.” Cricket umpire Billy Bowden’s bizarre self-assessment. “Just like Michael Jackson, are you prepared to look in the mirror and make that change? I am asking you to make that change, are you willing to, I challenge you?” Bowden again, on how he deals with criticism. “He asked: ‘Would you be willing to play for your country?’ All of the emotions came flooding back. I couldn’t speak. My mouth went dry. I tried to say, ‘I’d love to’ but I got a bit tongue-tied and I think it came out as, ‘I love you’.” Wallaby Pek Cowan on getting the call-up from coach Robbie Deans.

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Takeover Target with trainer Joe Janiak

GROUNDS Nathan Jawai, the first indigenous Australian to play in the NBA, will join the Boomers ahead ahead of tours to China, Argentina, Brazil and New Zealand. Jawai’s first NBA season was derailed when tests showed he had an enlarged heart.

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Aussies target Ascot Champion Australian racehorse Takeover Target will focus solely on the Golden Jubilee at this year’s Royal Ascot meeting, and his trainer Joe Janiak insists the 10-year-old could be back next year.

“Takeover Target is a bit old but the Golden Jubilee Stakes is one race I would really like

to win – he has run second, third and fourth,” Janiak said. “I said last year that I probably wouldn’t come back but the horse has been so competitive this year. While Takeover Target is competitive, we will continue running.” Australia’s other Royal Ascot representative, Scenic Blast, will tackle Tuesday’s King’s

Stand Stakes, where he is highly-fancied, and then the Golden Jubilee four days later. “It is great – win, lose or draw – to come over here and see how things operate at a racing mecca,” trainer Dan Morton said.

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Lleyton Hewitt is confident he can make inroads at Wimbledon despite his third round exit from Queen’s at the hands of Andy Roddick. Hewitt said he spent enough time on the lush lawns of London to feel in good nick heading into the British major next week. “I take a lot away from this week,” Hewitt, a four-time Queen’s winner and the 2002 Wimbledon champion, said. “Not many guys are going to beat Roddick on this surface, there’s only a handful of guys that have the opportunity if

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Australian boxer Anthony Mundine is reportedly set to fight the winner of the Australian version of boxing reality TV show The Contender. Such a move would undermine Mundine’s promise to take on the world’s best fighters.

TRICKETT ON FIRE Aussie swimmer Libby Trickett continued her hot run of form by winning the women’s 100m freestyle at the Mare Nostrum series in Canet in 53.27 seconds. The time was just over a third of a second outside her world mark of 52.88, set in March 2008.

JACKSON IN FORM Lauren Jackson continued her impressive start to the WNBA season, leading Seattle to an 88-71 win over the previously unbeaten Minnesota Lynx. Jackson had a game-high 22 points and 11 rebounds as Seattle won their third game for the year.

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REVENGE The first of three Tests between South Africa and the British and Irish Lions kicks off this weekend – have the tourists got a hope in hell? WORDS JJ HARMSE

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welve years ago the British and Irish Lions shocked South African rugby to the core with a 2-1 series win over the Springboks. The South Africans, who famously won the World Cup two years earlier, paid dearly for not including a recognised goal-kicker and lost the first two Test matches, despite outscoring the visitors in the try-scoring stakes. The 2009 Lions team, who have had a couple of impressive wins in lead-up matches against the Golden Lions and the Sharks, will not find the South Africans as under-prepared this time.

THE CHAMPIONS The Springboks are again World Cup champions, but more importantly have a settled side, which

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should see off the challenge from the British and Irish visitors. The Lions will find South African rugby in a healthy state, with one of the big feeder sides to the Springboks, the Bulls, recently crowned Super 14 champions. However, Boks captain John Smit, who may pull the plug on his international career after the series, isn’t taking anything for granted. “The quality of rugby that [the Lions] have played and their ability to play a multi-faceted game impressed me,” Smit says. “They are good at their set pieces, they are good at playing the ball off the top, they are strong when attacking, and they have a lot of depth to their kicking game. I guess if you


SIMON SAYS

Is it fair to say the Lions are the underdogs? Without a shadow of a doubt. The similarities between this tour and 1997 have been remarked upon, but I just don’t think this Lions side is blessed with enough stars.

Will Brian O’Driscoll finally taste a Lions’ series victory?

are looking at them as an opponent for the game here on June 20, then you would have to say that so far they have shown that they can do most things well.”

THE CHALLENGERS Only a couple of players from the combined side have actually beaten the Springboks while playing for their own countries. Wales, which provides a huge chunk of the team, have players like flyhalf Stephen Jones, who has not beaten the Boks in eight Tests. They have experienced coaching staff, with coach Ian McGeechan again in charge. He beat the Springboks as a player in 1974 and as coach for the Lions in 1997, but will have to use all his powers of persuasion to create the belief that victory over

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THEN AND NOW Bakkies Botha was a 17-yearold schoolboy when the Lions last played the Springboks 12 years ago. “I was watching at the time, never expecting to get a crack at playing the Lions myself 12 years later. It certainly is a huge honour and a great opportunity that the team has embraced as a challenge,” he says. “We are determined to set the record straight and this time send the Lions home as a beaten team. It is going to be hard, but that’s how I like it.”

Expect the Boks “ to reclaim the bragging rights ” the Boks is possible in the three-Test series. The Lions have started the tour well, although they were lucky to scrape past the Free State Cheetahs.

HOW WILL IT UNFOLD? With an experienced pack, locks Bakkies Botha and Victor Matfield playing together for the 45th time and flanker Schalk Burger playing in his 50th Test match for South Africa, the Boks should have enough class and firepower to beat the Lions. The try-scoring ability of Bryan Habana is well documented, but the Lions will also fear the influence of scrum half, Fourie du Preez. The Pretoria-based player has the uncanny ability to discover weaknesses in opposing structures and then exploit them. Expect the Springboks to win all three Tests and reclaim the bragging rights they lost to the Powerhouse: Bakkies Botha Lions 12 years ago.

Is it getting harder for the side to win? Certainly – and I think that for the Lions brand, for people to keep the faith, they need to win at least one of the matches. I think McGeechan knows that. They need to start being more successful. What kind of challenges will they face in SA? I guess coming to grips with the unique South African sense of humour, but it’s also a tough place to go. They breed them big over there and that tough, physical football is probably the toughest thing to deal with. What do the Lions have to do to have a chance? If you get embroiled in a shitfight with the South Africans, they’re so powerful, and the Lions will struggle to match them that way. They need to be smart, vary their tactics and keep the Boks guessing.

» Sky Sports will show all 10 matches from the Lions tour exclusively live.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 27 1pm Sky Sports 1 SOUTH AFRICA V LIONS, PRETORIA

SATURDAY, JULY 4 1pm Sky Sports 1 SOUTH AFRICA V LIONS, JOHANNESBURG

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Prime Minister Kevin Rudd seized on figures showing Australia has avoided falling into recession to vindicate his decision to hand out one-off cash payments to stimulate the economy. He claimed this helped protect jobs.

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Northern Exposure Had enough of the Big Smoke? It may be time to experience the joys of working in Scotland WORDS SAMANTHA BADEN

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sk Belinda Duston to name what she loves most about living in Edinburgh and she’s spoilt for choice. “Clean air, friendly people, beautiful scenery and easy access to the rest of the UK and Europe,” says Duston, 26, who is originally from Benoni in South Africa.

GETTING WORK Duston’s been living in Edinburgh for five months, and after an initial few weeks of hunting for a job, she managed to land

a contract position as a chartered accountant. “There’s more flexibility as a contractor. You can easily travel between jobs, instead of having to apply for leave. “There’s less admin involved so you start work quicker than when in a full-time position.”

BE PREPARED When it comes to finding work in Scotland, Duston has this advice for job seekers looking to make the move up north: “Do a lot of research … and make sure you bring any

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Stirling Castle: one of Scotland’s many attractions

documents you might need with you, including things such as qualifications and references,” she advises.

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival (August 7-31) is probably your best bet if you’re looking for work at the festivals, as they advertise for both festival managed positions and individual venue positions on their website edfringe.com. Also check out the adverts for jobs at the more high-brow Edinburgh International Festival (August 14-September 7). See website eif.co.uk

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GLASGOW CALLING With affordable housing, cheap transport costs and a cracking nightlife, Glasgow is also a good option for those looking to flee the Big Smoke. Lucy Edgar, an associate director at recruitment agency PRG, says there are jobs available in Glasgow for qualified accountants and other professionals with the right skills, in particular management accountants and those with commercial skills and experience. Antipodeans and South Africans are also

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in demand in the temporary and contract job market. “They’re not looking for permanent posts so they can commit for the duration of the contract,” Edgar explains. “Sometimes it’s better to take on an Antipodean or South African who is a wee bit lighter on experience than a local person, just because that person might go and get a permanent job three months into the contract.”

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THE GOOD LIFE Life outside the office in Scotland has a welldeserved reputation for being fun throughout the year, but especially in summer, when in Edinburgh the festivals come to town (see the box out on finding work at them). The costs of living in Scotland are also lower than in London, with transport clocking in at a fraction of the price down south. Duston says you’ll notice a difference on food bills and rent too, but warns newcomers to Edinburgh to investigate the fine print of properties before signing a lease. “Rental varies depending on area and also the standard of the buildings. Start-up costs are quite expensive, but once you’re earning pounds everything is relative,” she says.

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Andrea Green, consultant for specialist finance and accounting recruiter Wilkinson & Associates, says opportunities for qualified accountants are ripe in Scotland. “Generally, accountants from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa are still finding work reasonably soon after their arrival in Edinburgh,” she says. While there has been a slowdown in permanent jobs available, the contract market continues to be robust, with opportunities as a result of sick and maternity leave, project-related work and business roles to meet heavy demand. There’s a diverse range of jobs on offer in sectors such as reporting and accounting, integration project work, management information reporting, cost saving, internal auditing and compliance. Green predicts the swing away from permanent roles will continue through the rest of 2009.


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Broadband as vital as water f you don’t have broadband, you’re out of the loop and falling further behind. According to a recent survey by the UK communications watchdog, 73 per cent of the 2000 people polled felt broadband was as much of a necessity as water and power. “There is an expectation in

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at home will mean reduced options, opportunities and financial penalties.” Of those people surveyed, 90 per cent say they go online to gather information, while three quarters of internet users say they access the world wide web primarily for communication.

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BT Broadband has been accused of limiting download speeds on its cheapest broadband package without informing users, “throttling” customers signed up for the 8MB per second package, by cutting download speed to 1MB per second during video streaming.

From Innocent abandoning its Village Fete to Sony Ericsson ditching its sponsorship of Ibiza Rocks, many brands are reappraising their events strategy in the recession, and acknowledging that face-toface contact with consumers remains key to successful activity in the market.

How do you budget?

I just try not to blow my last pay cheque before my next one. Not very scientific, is it? This year, I’ve been working a lot, so I’ve cut out weekends away. What do you spend your cash on?

Rent. I also run my own business, so a lot of what I earn gets ploughed back into that. I love good wine as well, so sometimes I splash out on that. Do you have any extraordinary expenses?

Good food. Sometimes I cook at home, but even then I’m a bit of a snob with ingredients. When I can’t be bothered cooking, I love dining out, and that’s a great way to eat through cash – excuse the pun.

UNLIKELY MILLIONAIRES Sick of slaving away at your crappy job? Wondering what you have to do to strike it lucky and cash in? Take your cue from these accidental millionaires » Thales Panagides – he » Josh Abramson and Ricky launched an ISP in Brazil, met a bloke who made bikinis, and they’re now the world’s largest online bikini salesmen. » Richard and Betty James – in 1943, Richard saw a coil fall off a table. The Slinky was born, with 250 million sold.

Van Veen – the two teens started collegehumour.com to keep in touch. The site now gets 8 million hits a month. » Carole Nash (left) – a laidoff receptionist built the UK’s largest motorcycle insurance firm, worth US$100 million.

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You might love your little treats, but if you want to tighten the belt, switch to a cheaper supermarket and start buying in bulk. At peak hour, low-cost supermarkets can feel like a place where the underclass comes to die, but they are cheap. Join a loyalty scheme and do your shopping before the place gets packed out. If you always drink juice, eat yoghurt, or whatever for lunch, look out for deals. If there’s a three-for-the-priceof-two special, load up. And in most of these joints, there’s a special shelf at the back of the store for items reduced to clear. It’s a treasure trove. Don’t miss out.

our research that in the future more services will be delivered solely online or provided offline in a way that penalises people who access them in this way,” Anna Bradley, chair of the Ofcom communications consumer panel, says. “Not having broadband

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COMING & GOING ACCOMMODATION There are Antipodeans and South Africans calling all parts of London home, but generally they tend to head west (Acton, Shepherd’s Bush, Fulham, Hammersmith), north (Dollis Hill, Kilburn, Willesden Green) or south (Clapham, Southfields, Tooting). For listings see tntonline. co.uk/accommodation Dossing Offer to chip in £5 a night minimum. Hostels Expect to pay at least £10-£25 a night. Sharing You can share a room for about £50 a week, while a room to yourself will start at around £80 a week. Going it alone A bedsit or studio is at least £150 a week. Bills Bills can include phone, gas, electricity, water, council tax and a TV licence. Bond This is usually a month’s rent. You may also have to pay one month’s rent in advance. Leases You may need to sign a lease, which will typically run for six or 12 months.

ASK THE EXPERTS Sinead O’Leary SPECIALIST, AMBLER COLLINS

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I am in the UK on a working holiday maker’s visa, which is valid until July 2010. However, my passport expires in June 2009 so I will have to apply for a new one. I read online that once you apply for a new passport your old passport will be cancelled and visas can’t be transferred into your new one. Given the fact that I’m halfway through my working holiday experience in the UK, I’m a bit concerned about what this will mean for me. How will this affect me, and what, if anything, should I do?

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Once you have replaced your old passport with your new one, your visa will not be not cancelled if you apply to the UK Border Agency to transfer your working holiday conditions. This will cost £165 for a postal application which can take up to 14 weeks to process, or £515 by applying in person by appointment at a public enquiry office. The conditions attached to your original visa will remain the same.

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you want, though it’s usual to give a month’s notice and help find someone to move in. Pay and cancel your bills

Namely council tax, internet, phone, gas, electricity, TV, gym membership, insurance. Settle overdrafts and credit cards Any defaults on bank

payments will be filed with a credit reference agency (making it difficult for you to set up an account or rent a flat if you return), or you could receive a County Court Judgement.

EMPLOYMENT Getting a job doesn’t have to be an impossible task. Register with a couple of agencies, the cream of which advertise in TNT and at tntjobs.co.uk. Most recruitment agencies handle specific sectors: IT, banking, finance, secretarial, legal, medical and teaching are the broad categories. Make an appointment to see a consultant, and take your passport, CV and references with you. Some agencies will help you open a bank account.

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NATIONAL INSURANCE You need a National Insurance (NI) number to work in the UK. Call 0845 600 0643 to make an appointment to apply for one. Some NI contributions go into a State Second Pension (S2P). You can contract out of this and direct the money into a private pension fund instead. You’ll need to do this before the end of the tax year or your contributions will be lost.

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much notice you need to give your employer will depend on your contract (usually two weeks to three months). You must give at least one week’s notice if you’ve been in your job for a month or more. Give notice on your flat

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 £6475 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.

SHIPPING Get plenty of quotes, checking sizes and whether customs and tax charges are covered. For sea freight (which should take no longer than 12 weeks to arrive) you’ll pay around £80-£150 for your first box – less for suitcases – and £30-£90 for additional boxes.

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VINE TIMES

England’s vineyards eliminate the elitism of the international wine scene and throw open their doors for all to enjoy WORDS AMY ADAMS

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f someone said they were heading off on a vineyard tour in England you might think they were a few grapes short of a bunch. But, an hour or two from London, you can wander in sloping fields of neat vines, before sampling some of the best wines in the world. Stop sniggering: English wine is fast gaining a reputation globally, winning a record 24 medals at this year’s International Wine Challenge. Yet most English vineyard owners know they’ll never compete with the likes of France and Australia commercially – they’re simply not big enough. Instead they rely on turning their petite vineyards into visitor attractions. How they might compete with the vineyards in the world’s more famous wine regions is with a little slice of Englishness. In the east of England, with its thriving local food economy and idyllic countryside, you can potter from vineyard to farmer’s shop, passing manor houses, thatched cottages and fields of sunshine yellow rape seed. Tuscany, eat your heart out.

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GREEN AND PLEASANT LAND The wind turbines that greet you at Carter’s Vineyards are a telltale sign the emphasis here is on green wine production: electricity from the turbines, water from a well, and the vines get all the juice they need from the sun. “We’ve stuck our heads above the parapet and said ‘we’re as good as you mate’,” says Mary Mudd of the vines she planted in this little corner of Essex 20 years ago. For £4 you can test her theory in the tasting barn or grab a bottle to take with you on a trail through woodlands, lakes and wild flower meadows. See cartersvineyards.co.uk. LAIDBACK LEISURE “We’re trying to be a small visitor attraction as opposed to a wine theme park,” Tom Jarrett tells us as we arrive at Shawsgate Vineyard near the pretty market town of Framlingham. To this effect, tours of the vineyard are conducted by one of four chief winemakers and aimed at

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TO THE MANOR BORN If you imagine vineyards in England, they would look like Wyken Vineyards in Suffolk: perfect south-facing slopes backed by ancient woodland on one side and rolling green hills

on the other. What’s more, they share the estate with an Elizabethan manor house and elegant gardens. Sample the wines at the Leaping Hare, the on-site country store and café where the food is to die for. See wykenvineyards.co.uk.


SHORT BREAK OUT AND ABOUT THE GREENE KING BREWERY You can continue the booze theme of your trip by learning how real beer is produced on a tour of this historic working brewhouse in Bury St Edmunds.

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FRAMLINGHAM CASTLE This 12th century fortress was once a refuge for Mary Tudor, but its main attraction today is the fantastic views you get by scaling its historic ramparts.

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ST GEORGE’S DISTILLERY The first dedicated whisky distillery in England in over a century is still a year off its inaugural batch of whisky, but you can take a tour and taste the nearly matured spirit. See englishwhisky.co.uk.

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NEED TO KNOW WHEN TO GO August and September if you want to pinch a grape or two. GETTING THERE The area is well served by trains and many local stations offer direct services to London Liverpool Street. See nationalexpresseastanglia. com. GETTING AROUND Many of the vineyards are hidden away so it’s a good idea to hire a car, or a bike if you’re feeling engergetic. GOING OUT A pint will cost about £2.80. ACCOMMODATION For a cheap bed for the night look to campsites rather than hostels. SEE visiteastofengland.com.

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taking the snobbery out of wine. But you can also grab a map and wander through the seven grape varieties yourself, before trying some of the award-winning wines, all free of charge. See shawsgate.co.uk.

THE SECRET GARDEN In the heart of the Suffolk countryside is the impressive Ickworth House, built according to the whims of the eccentric fourth Earl of Bristol. Now part hotel, part National Trust estate, you can explore the earl’s art collection in the rotunda, and then stroll through the huge expanse of parkland. Wander far enough and you’ll find the Ickworth vineyard tucked away in a walled garden leading down to a summer house and water lily pond. Rub your eyes to check you’re not still looking at a painting.

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TNT Weekender Belgrade SERBIA

Thanks to the Milosevic years and heavy bombing in 1999, Belgrade isn’t the most beautiful city in the world, but according to one local tour guide, “it has the soul of survival”. Head to one of the city’s many bars or clubs and you’ll see this in evidence. After experiencing Belgrade’s legendary nightlife you’ll be relieved that, for now at least while much is under construction, sightseeing duties are minimal.

promenade from Republic Square down to shopping street Knez Mihailova, or explore Belgrade Fortress and perch on the ‘lovers’ wall’ to admire the view of the Danube and Sava Rivers. Further afield you will find St Sava’s Temple,

BEST OF THE REST Wander the cobbled bohemian quarter of Skadarlija, join the

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TRY THE LOCAL TIPPLE Serbian wine doesn’t have an international reputation for quality, but there are some good locally-produced white wines that are worth trying. Beer is cheap and pretty good.

OUT OF TOWN

HEADLINE ATTRACTION From ‘secret’ bars set up during the regime of Slobodan Milosevic in the ’90s, to fancy cocktail venues, such as Belle Epoque, and dance clubs (including The Tube Club and Club Magacin 3), night owls are spoilt for choice. In winter, one of the most popular clubs is Andergraund, in the catacombs beneath Belgrade Fortress, while in summer, head to the clubs on floating platforms known as splavs.

– an authentic Serbian restaurant – called ? (yes, that’s right, question mark). Built in 1823, it opened as a tavern three years later and serves a range of traditional dishes.

the largest Orthodox church in the world, palaces of the Royal compound (you’ll need to book ahead), and Tito’s tomb.

CHOW DOWN Apparently Serbia has a law that each main course has to have 250g of meat. That may or may not be true, but it gives you an idea of what to expect from a Serbian dinner. A good place to try the meat is a kafana

There’s more to Novi Sad, Serbia’s second largest city, than the famous Exit music festival, which takes place one summer weekend every year (July 9-12 this year, see exitfest.org). Check out the Petrovaradin Citadel, which dominates the town’s skyline. The view of the beautiful Danube River from here is truly stunning. DANIEL LANDON

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NEED TO KNOW WHEN TO GO The party

continues in Belgrade whatever the weather, but go in summer to experience the city’s floating clubs. GETTING THERE British Airways (ba.com) and JAT Airways (jat.com) fly direct to Belgrade. VISAS Australians and New Zealanders don’t need visas. South Africans do. CURRENCY Serbian dinar. 1 GBP = 109.81 RSD. LANGUAGE Serbian GETTING AROUND You can easily walk the city centre, but if you want to go further taxis are fairly cheap. GOING OUT A beer costs about 200 RSD. ACCOMMODATION A dorm bed from 900 RSD and private rooms from 1500 RSD. SEE serbia.travel

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See all of Europe in one hit – stunning Slovenia ticks all the boxes WORDS CLAIRE GOODALL

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lovenia celebrates its 18th birthday on June 25. But though this unassuming Slavic nation is among Europe’s youngest countries, the coming of age party belies a heritage that embodies the whole continent. Discover Europe in microcosm – from the peaks of the Julian Alps to the serene blue of the Adriatic coast, from the rural Karst region to the Baroque capital Ljubljana. And as Slovenians grapple with their sense of nationhood, the country is developing a character all its own.

CZECH IT OUT Ljubljana is often compared to Prague. Certainly it offers similar views of cobbled squares lined with gabled buildings, and a nightlife liberally peppered with stag and hen-dos. But factor in an air of laid-back nonchalance – courtesy of its student population – and it offers a marked alternative to the bustle of the Czech capital. Uniquely Slovenian: Sip a coffee on the banks of the Ljubljanica River, wander through Park Tivoli, or catch the funicular to the castle.

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GERMAN VIBES The Balkans’ recent history has left its mark on Ljubljana. Socialism under Tito was different to that in Eastern Bloc states, but the results were much the same. The Metelkova area, in the shell of a former


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Yugoslav army barracks, has a similar feel to areas of modern East Berlin. The ghetto is now home to galleries, bars and clubs. Uniquely Slovenian: Stay in the Celica Youth Hostel (souhostel.com). Built in a former prison, the dorms come complete with bars on the door.

SWISS WATCH Vila Bled, Tito’s country retreat, offers another reminder of the past. But it’s the fairy-tale scenery that makes Bled popular. The alpine vista of deep blue lake backed by snowcapped peaks matches Switzerland’s famous landscape – without the Swiss price tag. Skiing in nearby Triglav National Park costs from €25 for a full-day lift pass. In summer, the stunning glacial lake at Bohinj is a popular spot for cycling and kayaking. Uniquely Slovenian: Take a row boat to the Church of the Assumption on an island in the middle of Lake Bled. ADVANCE AUSTRIA FAIR In Slovenia’s hinterland, it’s not just the view of wide, verdant pastures spreading between the mountains that will remind you of Austria. The famous white horses of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna are in fact Lipizzaners from the Karst region. You can visit the stud farm in Lipica where the beasts are trained. Uniquely Slovenian: Check out the spectacular cave systems of the Karst region, formed by the drip of water through limestone over millennia. THE FRENCH CONNECTION The Karst region has another major draw – its wineries. The red Refosco grape thrives in the

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rolling hills, and the wines here are sublime. Slovenia’s vineyards cover an area similar in size to the Bordeaux region of France, and the wines are of exquisite quality. Sample as many as you can – a cellar door tour is ideal – as the export market remains limited. Uniquely Slovenian: If you’re partial to beer try the two Slovenian tipples: Laško and Union.

FLAVOURS OF ITALY With Italy just across the border, it’s no surprise Slovenians enjoy a good drop. The pizza is top notch too. But it’s Slovenia’s 46km coastline that bears the most similarity to its Italian counterpart – it lies near the Trieste region at the base of the Adriatic. Gaze across to Venice from the seafront of the medieval town of Portorož, or make like the glitterati of the Neapolitan Riviera in the resort town of Piran. Uniquely Slovenian: Try some dark chocolate from Piran, delicately flavoured with salt blossom from the salt pans.

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WHEN TO GO Visit in spring for alpine flowers, summer for lush green vistas, autumn for peace and quiet or winter for postcard-pretty scenery. GETTING THERE Flights on EasyJet (easyjet.com) and Adria Airways (adria-airways.com). Flights from London take about two hours. GETTING AROUND A hire car is your best bet. See easycar.com/tntmagazine for a 5 per cent discount. VISAS Aussies and Kiwis don’t need visas. Saffas need a Schengen visa. CURRENCY Euro. 1 GBP = 1.13 EUR. LANGUAGE Slovenian, but most people understand English and road signs are bilingual. GOING OUT A beer costs about €3. ACCOMMODATION A dorm bed costs about €20 a night. A double in a basic hotel starts from €55. SEE slovenia.info.

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The reader’s tip F warning against TIPWOEE K THE flying into Istanbul’s Sabiha Göcken airport (TNT 1342) is wrong. As well as there being public transport links (see sgairport.com/ havaalani/eng/start.asp) it’s easy to get to and from Istanbul using private transfers. There are several companies that offer this service. A regular shuttle costs from €10 per person door to door. It’s a much better service than the public transport provided from the airport. See sabihagokcenairportshuttle. com for more info. It is still possible to use public transport from the airport and indeed, I have done so several times. Mark, via email

We’re heading to the Sziget Festival in Budapest in August, and would like to spend a few days hiking in Austria first. All the websites I’ve looked at offer guided walks – can you recommend a cheaper and more independent option? We’ll have tents with us, but there seem to be quite a few huts to sleep in. Do you have any tips on getting from Austria to Budapest? Colette, via email

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If you’re going to Budapest from Austria I presume you’re starting in Vienna, so you’re away from the key hiking areas of the Tyrol, Salzkammergut and Carinthia. However, Lower Austria – where Vienna is – is not exactly low and there are great day hikes accessible by public transport, such as the 18km jaunt from Puchberg to Schneeberg. If you’re not going to Vienna, there’s wonderful walks throughout Austria, most of them on well-marked trails. Have a look at the Walk Austria 2009 section on the Austrian Tourist Office website (austria.info). They can send you a walking brochure, too. If you’re keen on really big walks or climbing, try the Austrian Alpine Club (aacuk.org.uk). The most fun way to get to Budapest from Vienna is by hydrofoil (ddsg-blue-danube.at) along the Danube. It costs €89 one-way or €109 return and runs daily from mid-April to late October, taking five and a half hours. It’s the

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SEOUL SATISFIES Incheon International Airport in Seoul was named the World’s Best Airport for 2009 in the latest World Airport Survey. Hong Kong International Airport landed in second place, and Singapore Changi Airport took the number three spot. For more information, visit worldairportawards.com

Get cubed A new hostel has opened in the famous Cube Houses in the centre of Rotterdam. The Stayokay hostel is situated in the peculiar homes built on pylons by the Dutch architect Piet Blom in 1984. See stayokay.com.

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brand at a time of great turmoil in the market. Since then we’ve had September 11, SARS, the global warming debate and now swine flu, but through all of this the 100% Pure message is still relevant for New Zealand. “Everybody is searching for one statement that sums up their country. Other destinations ask us: ‘How can we do what you have done with 100% Pure?’” Hickton believes the answer is to be both consistent and innovative with the message. “We haven’t attempted to show everything, but we have captured the essence of New Zealand,” he says.

New York opens High Line The first section of New York’s High Line, a public park built on top of a 1930s-era elevated railway line, has opened. The High Line runs about 20m above Manhattan’s West Side and the first section took three years to build “Rather than destroying this valuable piece of our history, we have recycled it into an innovative and exciting park that will provide more outdoor space for our city,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. The High Line’s design is inspired by the wild, self-

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seeded landscape, which grew in the area when the trains stopped running in 1980. The park features original elements of the rail line, such as the tracks, blended with new pathways and seating. See thehighline.org.

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day. There are parties, mass picnics, fireworks, and a huge parade through Paris. WHERE: The hub of activities is in Paris, but the day is celebrated throughout France. WHEN: July 14. The parade along the Champs Elysées is at 10am, and the fireworks at about 10pm on the Champde-Mars. Parties and balls are held the night before, including at fire stations all over the city. WHY: It commemorates the storming of the Bastille

prison in 1789, which kickstarted the French Revolution. DO IT BECAUSE: The French are justifiably proud of the liberty, equality and fraternity that the revolution ushered in, so Bastille Day is a great time to soak up what makes France such a great country. HOW MUCH: Free

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LA TOMATINA Buñol, Spain Aug 26, 2009 latomatina.es

BOG SNORKELLING LLANGOLLEN MUSICAL EISTEDDFOD Llangollen, Wales July 6-12 Music of the classical choral variety is to Wales what gangsta rap is to Los Angeles. This event is world-famous, attracting top-class singers, dancers and musicians.

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THE INSIDER JANEZ OHNJEC TOUR GUIDE, VISIT SLOVENIA The best part of my job is … Coming home knowing that I’ve done a good job, and my guests were amazed and satisfied. And the worst part is … Coming home knowing I haven’t

proximity to a bumbag does nothing for their ranking in the geek charts, but you’ll struggle to find a more important travel accessory. You wouldn’t wear one in London, but then you’re not walking around town, wrestling with a map, and gawping at the scenery while carrying lots of cash and valuables, such as a passport. Choose from a regular belt with hidden pockets or cloth money pouches worn under clothes.

done such a good job, and my guests were not so amazed and satisfied. My first big trip was … Travelling through Malaysia on a bicycle. My most memorable travel experience was … Travelling in India. It’s such an incredible country. My favourite place in the world is … I don’t know yet – you’ll have to ask me on my deathbed.

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Climbing South-East Asia’s highest peak is no mean feat, but it’s well worth the struggle to the top WORDS DAN IMHOFF

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BIG TRIP Mt Kinabalu SABAH, BORNEO

MOUNTAIN HIGH Rising 4095m from the tropical depths of Borneo’s Sabah region, Mt Kinabalu is the giant between the mountains of Papua New Guinea and the Himalayas. It is sacred to locals, who believe the spirits of the dead rest around its ragged peak. With no technical equipment needed, Mt Kinabalu is one of the most accessible mountains in the world to scale, but it is by no means easy: only about 10 per cent of the 40,000 who attempt the climb each year reach the summit. The walk

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itself is physically demanding, but it’s the effects of high altitude which force many to turn back after an overnight stay at Laban Rata resthouse, 3272m up the peak.

THE GOING GETS TOUGH We set off along the Mesilau Trail, through thick rainforest, past waterfalls with strangler figs towering above and orchids and ferns scattered along the fringes. This is where the carnivorous pitcher plants exist, some with prey-trapping water-filled cavities large enough to devour a rat. About 1200m up, the rocks are covered in a blanket of moss and the trees have thinned out into conifers and oaks. By the third hour, the lack of oxygen in the air is making the going much tougher. You may need to pace yourself to acclimatise to the altitude, as at 3000m, you only have 70 per cent of the oxygen you would normally have at sea level. Every so often a local porter laden with up to 30kg of food or climbers’ backpacks scurries past, defying the difficult conditions and gliding up the seemingly endless, and awkwardly spaced steps. As I draw closer to the layer of cloud, these muddy clay steps become steeper and further apart, and it’s impossible to gauge my progress. As the

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eads of mist cling to my drenched shirt as I slip up the muddy clay steps, almost oblivious to the pristine surrounds. Having entered the ghost-like layer of cloud that shrouds the slopes of Mt Kinabalu, the air is thinner, and breathing increasingly difficult. My head burns and I realise why those with heart or lung conditions should not attempt to conquer South-East Asia’s highest peak.

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NEED TO KNOW WHEN TO GO You can visit all year round, but May is generally peak tourist season. The wet season is November to February, but expect rain at any time of the year. GETTING THERE Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu take 2.5 hours. Mt Kinabalu headquarters is about two hours away by road from Kota Kinabalu. You can take a shared minivan for as little as £1 from the centre of town, or get a taxi for around £6. GETTING AROUND Minibuses cover most of the main routes with good road networks across Sabah. VISAS Australians, New Zealanders and South Africans do not need visas to enter Malaysia for a visit of up to three months. CURRENCY Ringgit. 1 GBP = 5.72 MYR. LANGUAGE Bahasa Malay, Chinese and various tribal languages are spoken. OTHER COSTS Permits cost MYR100 for non-Malay adults (MYR40 for children), while Malay adults pay MYR30. You must hire a guide to accompany you on the trek. A guide can cost between MYR85 and MYR120 per trip. ACCOMMODATION From MYR290 to MYR360 per person for a dorm bed at Laban Rata resthouse.

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vegetation begins to clear, I can see what appears to be a tiny white shed. The terrain now is different – twisted alpine trees and shrubs with bearded moss hang from branches. With a renewed burst of energy, the Laban Rata resthouse in sight and the grey granite peaks of the mountain as a backdrop, I figure the end is near. As I cruelly discover the next morning though, this tiny shed, which is actually a three-storey resthouse and restaurant, always appears closer than it is.

AT PEAK PERFORMANCE The words of encouragement from those on their way down are motivation to push on. While the record for the fastest round trip is two hours and 39 minutes, most take two days to reach the summit and back (walking about eight hours in total). Today we have to cover 7.6km before stopping for the night. Despite everyone’s best attempts to catch an early night ahead of a 2am rise, most found they couldn’t sleep due to the high altitude. In complete darkness, three of us and our

GETTING A GOOD VIEW As the dull pre-dawn light arrives we can see the South Peak and upsweeping St John’s Peak to the left. Just when I can’t imagine anything surviving up here, a pair of rats run between climbers’ feet, keen to scavenge for food scraps. Backpackers scramble for a vantage spot on Low’s Peak, the highest point on Mt Kinabalu. We perch up close to Low’s Gully – a 1.5km

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porter set off up the slippery ladder-like stairs. The next 15 minutes are the most gruelling, until our bodies are able to adjust to the pace and high altitude. The short, twisted vegetation makes way for a mass of bare granite where a series of thick white ropes, somehow secured to the rock face, guide us towards the peak. Here, the trail narrows to a 70-degree angle in places and in such darkness a head torch is essential as you need to use your hands for the guide ropes. Looking back at the resthouse below, a trail of flashlights vanishes into the distance like a string of glowing ants.


BIG TRIP CONQUERING THE SEVEN SUMMITS

North America – Mt McKinley, US, 6194m It’s said to be the coldest mountain in the world, given its combination of height, high latitude and shocking weather. Africa – Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, 5892m The world’s tallest walkable mountain, snow-capped Kilimanjaro is an extinct

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sheer drop (also known as The Devil’s Cauldron) – where the view of the surrounding peaks is spectacular. By now my hands and toes are numb, being the only person on the summit in boardshorts, but it is a small price to pay as at about 6am the sunlight bursts over the landscape below. Faint lights of villages appear across the jungle as the blanket of cloud begins to break up below. Behind us, the summit casts a triangular shadow out across the South China Sea towards the Philippines. The descent only takes between three and five hours, but most head back by 7am before the heat from the sun off the granite becomes uncomfortable. We are happy to linger on the summit plateau though, soaking up the view on a clear morning. We’ve invested too much time and energy to turn back so soon.

» Dan Imhoff travelled to Borneo with Intrepid Travel (020 3147 7777; intrepidtravel.com). The 10-day Sabah Discovery tour is £545, plus about £87 for local payment. Visit the Intrepid store in Upper St, N1 0NU. NEXT WEEK: BRAZIL Samba in São Paulo

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Antarctica – Vinson Massif, 4892m Climbing Vinson Massif offers few technical difficulties beyond the usual weather hazards of Antarctica.

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South America – Aconcagua, Argentina, 6962m Located in the Andes mountain range, you can walk the normal route to the summit of ‘the stone sentinel’ without needing climbing crampons. Altitude poses a problem here.

Australasia – Puncak Jaya, Indonesia, 4884m Technically the most difficult of the seven summits, it is hidden deep in the jungle of Irian Jaya in the Indonesian province on the island of New Guinea. Puncak Jaya is not considered part of South-East Asia, while others argue it is not part of Australasia either.

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Asia – Mt Everest, Nepal, 8848m Known as the Goddess of the Sky, Everest is situated in the Himalayas and has claimed 9 per cent of the lives of those who have attempted reach its summit.

Europe – Mt Elbrus, Russia, 5642m Elbrus is a volcano located in the western Caucasus mountain range near Georgia. Lap up the massive snow slopes and cheap vodka on this mountain.

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the District line train at Gloucester Road station on Friday, June 5 around 6pm. It seemed as if you weren’t sure if it was the right train and jumped back out. You probably don’t know yet, but this would’ve been the right train for you! Email me at icallnzhome@hotmail.co.uk and we could discover the District line jungle together. Rieski: Happy birthday gorgeous! Can’t wait to hit the beach and soak up that Spanish sun with you this weekend. Steve. Mole Patrol: Where would I be without you in my life? Who would deal with my daily existential crises? Where’s the wine? And where are all the gods? I think they were distracted when they let us three meet. Love Animal. Blonde cute half-cut Kiwi: We met outside the toilets of The Slug in Fulham. Your scent was so sweet it overpowered the smell of the men’s urinals. We talked and it felt like a spiritual awakening. I didn’t get your name, but when you walked off I noticed you were wearing your T-shirt inside out and your name was stitched into it. I think it said Rex Riley (strange name for a lady). Email antipodeanantelope@

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hotmail.co.uk. The ‘Michael Bolton from Down Under’. Fraser: So you’ve finally arrived in sunny London town. It’s time to get loose for the month you’re here. Look out Europe! Holmesy. Dear Melly: When we first arrived you said “I am sorry but I don’t speak pineapple”, but since then you’ve become a crucial member of the framily. We’ll miss your unique dance moves, your drunkenness after KC events and our fun nights out. Please look in to our eyes and sign the ’fession you’ll keep in touch. Love your framily at Mursell Manor. PS. Bring on the trumpets! Sydney guy from the PP Travel Amsterdam August Bank Holiday trip last year:

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