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WHAT A MUG I was mugged for my iPhone on South Ealing Road outside The New Inn pub in broad daylight. I just want to say a huge thank you to Lucy, who teaches at Berrymede Infant school in Acton, and her friends for coming to my assistance in the aftermath. Also thanks to the wonderful locals who were enjoying a pleasant afternoon in the sunshine but courageously and without hesitation came to my aid and assisted in detaining the suspect until police arrived (even crash tackling the man to the ground). He later wrestled free ➥ TNT 1397 JUNE 7-13 FREEDOM OF SPEECH In response to the letter by Mark Taha (‘Fighting chance’). It’s interesting that you feel so strongly about defending Julius Malema’s right to sing a song that incites the murder of farmers. You might find that there’s a difference between freedom of speech and hate speech. I suggest you consider what that difference is and research the consequences of hate speech. I wonder if you would feel so strongly about defending Malema’s right to sing this song if it was your
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of them and legged it, but I’m happy to report that he was picked up by police a few streets away and is now in custody. I’ve lived in London for five years and have often heard or read about such muggings where either no one intervenes or the outcome can be far worse. That certainly was not my experience and I’ve been amazed by the support and kindness shown by people who I don’t even know. My whole experience of London could have been deeply affected or tainted by this, but in fact I am still as in love
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HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA FROM £11 WHAT: Rowing crews of international quality have been descending on the village of Henley-on-Thames since 1939 for this five-day meet. Admittedly, it’s about 60km out of London but it’s worth making the trip. WHEN: June 30-July 4. DO IT BECAUSE: It’s one of those iconic, oh-so-English hallmarks of the British summer. It’s a great location and the village really comes to life during the regatta. Plenty of posh Poms as well.
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PRIDE PARADE FREE London’s Pride Parade gets bigger every year and while the event honours its roots in the gay rights movement, the colourful mixture of floats and costumes is great fun, no matter which way you swing.
Capital idea: Tabernacle Located just off swanky Westbourne Park Road, the Tabernacle was an old Christian Church back in the 1800s, with a distinctive, curving red-brick facade. The building’s gorgeous exterior remains but the Tabernacle has received a major overhaul – it now serves as a community art centre with a multi-purpose theatre, gallery and eateries. On a nice day, you’re sure to bump into some arty west London types sunning
themselves in the courtyard – still, that’s no reason to avoid an otherwise charming, innovative facility. The Tabernacle runs a packed programme of music, comedy, theatre and general cultural gems, so if you’re planning an evening out in the area, be sure to swing by and check out their offerings.
» Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DS Charing Cross (pridelondon.org). Jul 3
AUSSIES V THE POMS FROM £62 The five-match ODI series culminates with two games in London. The fixture at Lord’s is sold out, but tickets are still available for the game at the Oval on Wednesday. See our interviews on page 50.
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It was 45 years ago this week that an inquest found it was Lord Lucan, a British earl and peer, who murdered Sandra Rivett, the 29-year-old nanny of his three children, in November, 1974. Lucan’s case still retains a level of intrigue because he disappeared in the hours following Rivett’s murder, and has never been seen or heard from since. The official theory arrived at during the inquest – and it was the last inquest
permitted to implicate an individual in a crime – was that Lucan had intended to murder his estranged wife, but mistook the nanny for Lady Lucan in a dark basement and killed her with a lead pipe. Lucan, who would be 75 if still alive, was declared legally dead in 1999. That, however, has not stopped a flood of reported sightings in places as far-flung as New Zealand and India.
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Market in your diary London is renowned for its markets but these quirky, lesser-known ones are worth seeking out in the hunt for the perfect bargain WORDS SIMON WILLMORE
hether you’re on the look out for arts and crafts, authentic ethnic food, or a half-price pair of Jimmy Choos, you’ll be able to find it at one of London’s markets. Here’s the pick of the lesser known hot spots.
» St Marylebone Parish Church, NW1 5LT Regent’s Park (020 7794 1636; cabbagesandfrocks.co.uk). Sat, 11am-5pm
PIMLICO ROAD FARMERS’ MARKET Sited in an area called Orange Square, or Mozart Square by those in the know, the farmers’ market is within walking distance of Sloane Square. You’ll find fresh seafood from the East Anglian coast and organic, seasonal fruit and vegetables. Food on sale is grown and produced within 160km of London.
» Orange Square, SW1W 8UT Sloane Square (lfm.org.uk/markets/pimlicoroad). Sat, 9am-1pm
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CABBAGES AND FROCKS The title is just about accurate: this market, in the grounds of St Marylebone Parish Church, hosts a mix of food and clothing. Established by the people behind the London Fashion Designer Sales, it’s a great place to find vintage clothing, homeware and jewellery before enjoying a cappuccino, Argentinian steak sandwich, Japanese delicacies
or a Moroccan Bedouin snack.
THE UNMISSABLES You’ve probably heard of these markets but if you haven’t yet been, it’s time to visit.
Comprising four markets, including Camden Lock, Stables, Camden Canal and Inverness Street, this is the place to go for alternative fashion and vintage jewellery pieces. » Camden, NW1 Camden Town / Chalk Farm (camdenmarkets.org). Sun, all day
GREENWICH MARKET Priding itself on offering a market experience “that can’t be found elsewhere”, Greenwich ranks traders on the individuality and creativity of their products when deciding on who can set up shop. You’ll find jewellery, homeware, handcrafts, food – with everything sufficiently different to what’s on sale at the stall next door.
■ BOROUGH This enormous food market weaves its way around the railway arches and offers free tasters of produce as well as unusual meats like ostrich. » Borough, SE1 London Bridge (boroughmarket.org.uk). Thu-Sat, various times
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» Greenwich, SE10 9HZ
Cutty Sark DLR (020 8269 5096; greenwichmarket. net). Wed–Sun
BROADWAY MARKET This Hackney site has been welcoming shoppers since the 1890s. Food is the main order of the day with organic beef, apples from Kent orchards, fish from the South Coast, and regional cheese all on offer here. African, French, English and Caribbean specialities are on sale, too. Fashion and jewellery don’t go unrepresented at the market; the alternative East London clothing scene is very much alive here, and creative, arty types will love the tables full Food stalls are irresistible
of books, paintings and ceramics.
» Hackney, E8 4PH London Fields (broadwaymarket.co.uk). Sat, 9am-5pm BRICK LANE More often than not, goods ranging from bric-a-brac to books, clothes and furniture are simply laid out on a rug on the ground at this East End market, which sprawls out over a number of streets. Take a wander and a browse as the smell of Asian food wafts from nearby Curry Mile. For seasoned hagglers, a number of other markets are within easy reach from here, including the Columbia Road Flower Market, Spitalfields Market and Petticoat Lane.
■ OLD SPITALFIELDS A busy market site since 1638, the worldfamous Spitalfields has rows of stalls selling clothing, art and food. » Horner Sq, E1 Liverpool Street (visitspitalfields.com). Sun, 9am-5pm
■ PORTOBELLO ROAD The world’s largest antiques market also offers everything from cigarette cards, and paintings, to clocks, and precious metal artefacts. » Notting Hill, W10 Notting Hill (portobellomarket.org). Sat, 9am-4pm
» Tower Hamlets, E1
Aldgate East (towerhamlets.gov.uk). Sun, 8am-3pm
SHEPHERD’S BUSH MARKET Nestled against the railway viaduct between Uxbridge Road and Goldhawk Road, this is arguably one of the last remaining authentic ethnic food markets. Fresh and cooked Afro-Caribbean foods, including yams and exotic fruits, are available as well as recent additions, such as CDs and household goods. And if you can’t find what you want here, Westfield is nearby.
Boot sale: take your pick in Camden
» Shepherd’s Bush,
W12 7JA Shepherd’s Bush (shepherdsbush market.co.uk). Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm
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I suspect that my boyfriend is cheating. I’ve asked him whether there’s another girl involved, and he’s denied it, but I can’t tell if he’s lying or not. What should I do?
He’s lying. And, as they say in LA Law, even though you can’t prove it, you should still get revenge. If you have any bizarre sexual fantasies – you’re a store mannequin who comes to life at night for a wild orgy with all the male mannequins on the shop floor – it’s time to indulge them. But I guess, fundamentally,
TOOL OF THE WEEK Mark Latham
I suspect that your boyfriend is a replicant – a genetically engineered biorobotic humanoid with implanted memories. I used to be a detective who specialised in tracking down and retiring ‘skin-jobs’ who made it back to earth from off-world colonies. Replicants look almost exactly like us, so the only way to identify them is by using an advanced polygraph that measures emotional responses – or, He’s a replicant in the case
of replicants, the lack thereof – to provocative questioning. Ask him to describe, in single words, only the good things that come to mind about his mother. Or how he would react if his son showed him his butterfly collection, as well as the killing jar. I reckon your boyfriend is definitely a replicant. But remember, love, like life, is ephemeral and that’s what makes us human. Eventually, all these moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain.
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The former Labor Party leader emerged from under his bridge last week to warn Julia Gillard that “she’ll be the next one for the knife … she needs to watch her back”. He also suggested Gillard would struggle to win support from female voters in marginal suburban seats: “Gillard ain’t no soccer mum, so there might be a failure to connect there.” Tell your story walking, Mark. You had your chance and, given the temperament you’ve since revealed, Australia dodged a bullet.
it’s your naive expectation that your man shouldn’t cheat on you that has got you into this pickle in the first place. I see myself as a she-wolf – not just because of the Shakira song, though I do a smashing a cappella version after a few white lightnings – as I don’t believe in mating for life. Surely it’s better for us girls to stalk the badlands, howl at the moon and indulge our carnal whims with every slavering, manky predator we encounter.
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TOO SEXY FOR MY SHIRT?: Fans of True Blood know him as cheeky ladies’ man Jason Stackhouse. But Aussie actor Ryan Kwanten has mastered a few tricks between the sheets in real life, too. The former Home And Away star’s sex advice has proved such a hit among his friends that he will soon publish the educational book, The G Strategy. “One of my friends said his sex life has never been better! They’ve just taken it as gospel,” he told Us Magazine. An appointment with Dr Kwanten, anyone?
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Aussie stunner Miranda Kerr and Hollywood pirate Orlando Bloom have notched their relationship up a gear by getting engaged. Kerr’s hometown, Gunnedah, is offering a street parade in a bid to host the wedding.
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Peter Andre is struggling to remove traces of ex-wife Katie Price’s name – physically, not emotionally. Despite laser treatment on a tattoo on his ring finger, the ink just ain’t coming off.
SURREAL REALITY It’s been a rough year for former Springbok captain Joost van der Westhuizen ever since that infamous sex and drug tape was exposed. Now an upcoming porn movie is set to make things worse.
Neither Van der Westhuizen nor his wife, singer Amor Vittone, play a part in the film but the storyline is so similar to the events of the scandal that the duo is taking legal action. So what’s it about then? A married couple split after
the husband is secretly filmed having sex with a dancer. The man is blackmailed, and the tape later ends up in the media. Sound familiar? Yep, but the producers of Amore deny the film has anything to do with the couple. According to newspaper Rapport, the film contains “highly professional strippers” and explicit sex scenes, costing a whopping R120,000. Who knows, it might be a real blockbuster then?
”I’m always travelling for cock. You’ve got to go to where it is” Cameron Diaz is happy to commute to see that special one
Woman’s Weekly: Presenter Sally Ridge speaks out about her break-up with ex-cricketer Adam Parore; and Dancing With The Stars winners return to the floor. New Idea: All Whites soccer hero Winston Reid talks about why New Zealand is home.
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SOUTH AFRICA You: The proud parents of Siphiwe Tshabalala, the Bafana Bafana star who scored the first goal of the World Cup, talk about their son’s triumph; and the mag covers the tragedy of the Mandela family after 13-year-old Zenani was killed in a car crash; plus Kate Middleton and Chelsy Davy patiently wait for their princes to hand out rings.
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As the South African zef genre becomes a global phenomenon, we chat to the cool, cap-wearing rapper from Cape Town’s northern suburbs
Jack Parow INTERVIEW ALISON GRINTER Are you still soaking up the World Cup vibe? How are you coping with all the vuvuzelas?
I’ve almost stabbed people with their own vuvuzelas [laughs]. It’s crazy! It’s so loud, it’s constant – it doesn’t stop! You take your stage name from your hometown suburb – what’s Parow in Cape Town like?
It’s pretty rough, kinda like a lower class Afrikaans suburb … I was born there, but I live in Durbanville now … [Parow] was getting more dangerous by the day. “Zef” is a celebration of trash culture. What does zef mean to you?
It’s kinda like posh, but the exact opposite of posh. Fellow zef rappers Die Antwoord are doing amazingly well – bigged up by Katy Perry and touring the world. Do you want some of that?
Not really, I’m a bit of an introvert, really. Already it’s too much for me – I’m enjoying it a lot but I’m playing four, five shows a week in South Africa. I’ve been doing this for 10 years, like making Afrikaans rap, and finally something’s happening so I’ve got enough on my plate at the moment. So you have no plans to start rapping in English to reach a bigger audience?
No, I’ve rapped in English [before] but it wasn’t really my style. Afrikaans is my language – in English it kind of feels like it’s not completely me. You were quoted as saying most rap is boring – what did you mean? What rap do you like?
I’m just bored by all this bling and people rapping about their big houses and cool cars. At the moment I’m into dancehall
and ragga, like Major Lazer and Sizzla, like Sean Paul, but not Sean Paul cos he’s too commercial. I like Snoop Dogg, like Doggystyle came out in 1994 and I still listen to it. It’s the best album ever made! Your song Cooler As Ekke [Cooler Than Me] is hilarious – is that your revenge against the larnies [ posh people]?
Yeah, pretty much. Where I come from, being Afrikaans, I mean all of a sudden it’s cool but everybody was against Afrikaans people, especially with the apartheid regime, which I wasn’t even a part of! Like most of my friends were coloured and black when I was young. If you’re Afrikaans, people from all over the world, [assume] you’re racist. What was
the original question? Yeah, I was at this bar in Cape Town where all the cool people hang out and I just went home and wrote the song. Do you still own a Nokia 3310 phone like in the song?
I’ve got a worse one now. I’ve got one of those R100 Samsung phones with the black and white screens. I keep losing my phones.
All of a sudden “ being Afrikaans is cool ” Your caps with the big visors are pretty funny too – who makes those?
I make them. It takes about four hours. You get a normal cap, you cut out cardboard, put wire around the side and then gaffer tape it on, then sew the cover that goes over. It takes forever.
» At The Clapham Grand with Die Heuwels Fantasties, St John’s Hill, Clapham Junction SW11 1TT (satickets.co.uk). Thu, Jul 8. £18
YOU DON’T SAY? What song is guaranteed to get you on the dance floor? That song A Milli by Lil’ Wayne, it’s got this constant bass. I was listening to it in my friend’s car and the inside of my ears were itching it was so loud. What’s your porn star name? Gunther Krestovic What are in your pockets right now? I’ve got boardshorts on so I don’t really have pockets. Oh, actually two lighters and a slip for a pie from last night.
Shrek Forever After
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1 The original ogre flick stormed cinemas in which year? 2 Shrek was the first film to win an Academy Award in which category? 3 The ogre’s name comes from the German word ‘schreck’, which means what? 4 Who wrote and illustrated the original picture book? 5 The following quote is from which of the instalments – Donkey: [ Having fallen from the sky] “I haven’t had a trip that bad since college!”
After an insipid third instalment, the thought of sitting through another Shrek adventure will leave many feeling rather green around the gills. Fortunately, Dreamworks has learnt from its mistakes and, with Shrek Forever After, delivers a film that reminds you why everyone fell for the ugly ogre in the first place. We catch up with Shrek (Myers) as he is experiencing a midlife crisis. He has a loving wife and good friends but is no longer respected as an ogre. Enter the devious Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn) who cons Shrek into giving up the day he was born, wiping out everything that’s happened since the first film. He then has to befriend
Donkey (Murphy) and make Fiona (Diaz) fall for him again. A storyline that mirrors the original film might seem a bit desperate but thanks to some snappy dialogue it works. Wisely, Donkey and Puss In Boots (Antonio Banderas) have been given more screen time (the pair steal every scene
they’re in) while Rumpelstiltskin is a gas as well. True, the clever pop culture references that made the first two films so good are missing, but this is still a fond farewell to Shrek. GOOD FOR: Those who want to see Shrek return to form. PIERRE DE VILLIERS
LAST WEEK’S WINNER Trevor Jackman
★★★★★ A handsome con-artist (Romain Duris) is hired to stop the wedding of a millionaire’s daughter (Vanessa Paradis), but starts to fall for his target instead in Pascal Chaumeil’s cheesy but enjoyable romcom. Duris and Paradis generate some good chemistry and Monaco forms a magical backdrop in this decent enough date movie. GOOD FOR: Romantics. PDV
★★★★★ Claire Denis’s powerful drama sees a French woman (Isabelle Huppert) stubbornly refuse to leave her African coffee plantation as civil war breaks out. Top performances (in particular by Huppert) and great cinematography combine in this haunting exploration of the problems caused by colonialism. GOOD FOR: A political discussion afterwards. PDV
South African and Australian filmmakers now have an incentive to work together following the signing of a treaty between the two countries that will see co-productions being given tax breaks. Official co-productions under the treaty will be granted “national treatment” by both South Africa and Australia. This means producers will be able to access a range of funding and tax benefits, be granted simplified immigration requirements for skilled personnel, and be allowed duty-free importation of film equipment.
LAST WEEK’S ANSWERS 1 India 2 Elephant 3 Kristen Bell (Sarah Marshall) 4 Nicholas Stoller 5 Rustyrocket
THE REEL DEAL Nicole Kidman (below) and Nicolas Cage are to play a married couple taken hostage in action-adventure film Trespass, according to Variety magazine. In the film, the couple are seized by a brutal gang out to secure easy cash for their return. Everything is not as it seems, however, and the unexpected discovery of betrayal and deception causes more complications. It will be one of Kidman’s first films since taking a break from acting after the birth of her daughter, Sunday Rose. Filming starts in August.
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CULTURE ROYAL ACADEMY’S SUMMER EXHIBITION This exhibition is open submission, which means that works by celebrated artists jostle for space with offerings from unknowns. This makes visiting something of a treasure hunt. Move from Anselm Kiefer’s terrifying, ceiling-high mountain scene, which bleeds pigment-like wounds, to a room where walls are choc full with smaller works. Here you’ll find Tracey Emin’s over-hyped doodles alongside Paula Rego’s brilliantly disturbing prints of crying women in chains. You can’t physically miss
SEE THIS: Exhibition David Mach’s enormous King-Kong, bristling with coathangers, but more fun is seeking out your own personal treasure from the crowded walls. Personally, I think Tim Lewis’s tiny sculpted figure on a knife blade rocked it. FRANKIE MULLIN
» Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD Piccadilly CIrcus (020 7300 8000) Jun 14–Aug 22. £9.50
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WORTH A LOOK The brilliant Hayward Gallery has finally reopened after an extended refurbishment and first cab off the rank is Ernesto Neto: The Edges of the World featuring sublime site specific sculptures and installations that encourage visitors to wander through fabric installations or relax in cushioned soft spaces. » Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
Waterloo (haywardgallery.co.uk). Until Sep 5. £11.
THEATRE OF THE WEEK
BOOKS OUT THIS WEEK
WOMEN, POWER AND POLITICS – THEN & NOW
ALL CHEESES GREAT AND SMALL
SHIT MY DAD SAYS
(Boxtree) JUL 2
(Little Brown) JUL 1
At age 28, Halpern finds himself living with his 73-yearold dad. What emerges is a chaotic, real-life portrait of a father/son relationship as chronicled on Twitter and now collated in this book.
Over two sessions, in nine short plays interspersed with verbatim extracts, this ambitious season charts the still inadequate changes to the role of women in the political arena. From suffragettes in Belfast to
a present day politico canvassing a dressing-gowned family on welfare, the experience provides ample food for thought as well as comic insight. LOUISE KINGSLEY
» Tricycle, NW6 7JR Kilburn (020 7328 1000; tricycle.co.uk) Until Jul 17. £15 for single part, £25 for both parts, £10 for midweek matinees
One-time Blur bassist tells how he gave up rock ’n’ roll hellraising to become a farmer and family man in the Cotswolds, and the trials of getting his cheesemaking gig off the ground.
Bret Easton Ellis
(Canongate) JUL 1
(Picador) JUL 2
In Matt Haig’s new novel, The Radleys are a typical family living in a typical suburban English town. Only they have a devastating secret that is about to turn their typical little lives upside down.
Twenty-five years after his debut novel, Less Than Zero, the enfant terrible of US lit catches up with the book’s characters (still rich, still fucked up) as they navigate middle age.
MORE STAGE Yes Prime Minister transfers to the West End
after rave reviews. » Gielgud Theatre, 39-45 Shaftesbury Ave W1D 6LA
Piccadilly Circus (0844 482 5130). Until Jan 2011. From £20
musical idiots Tripod perform in London » Riverside Studios, Crisp Rd, W6 9RL
Hammersmith (020 8237 1111) Jul 27-Aug 1. From £15
MUSIC & CLUBS
ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Sarah Blasko Electric Ballroom, Nov 17 (0870 264 3333). £12.50 The Cat Empire Brixton Academy, Oct 23 (0844 477 2000). £19.50
MIA /\/\ /\ Y /\ (N.E.E.T./XL)
Ego Lemos 12 Bar Club, (020 7240 2622). Jul 21-22. £6
Nah, we don’t get the abstract lettering of the title either but then MIA didn’t get to where she is by playing it safe. Her biggest hit to date, Paper Planes (as heard on Slumdog Millionaire), satirises our paranoia of terrorism and is punctuated by gunshots. An unlikely crossover, no? Still, /\/\ /\ Y /\ doesn’t mess with the MIA formula. Like her
previous albums Arula and Kala, it offers up collages of disparate sounds (drills, clinking ice cubes), wellplaced samples (Grandmaster Flash’s The Message) and strange, compelling beats served up with post 9/11 politics (Lovalot, for example,
is written from the point of view of a black widow suicide bomber!) She’s dangerously close to repeating herself but with so many thrilling moments, like the pummelling, fuzz-ridden Born Free, we’ll forgive her this once. ALISON GRINTER
ALSO OUT SCISSOR SISTERS
Night Work (Polydor) More nice ’n’ sleazy electro from the camp act named after a lesbian sexual position.
Laws Of Illusion (Arista) The multi-platinum singer-songwriter and Lilith Fair founder releases her first LP in seven years.
The Rise & Fall (Salvo) The band’s “mature” album, released in 1982 and featuring hit Our House, is remastered.
The Temper Trap (above) beat stiff competition, including Sarah Blasko and Empire Of The Sun, to take Song Of The Year for Sweet Disposition at last week’s 2010 Australasion Performing Right Association (APRA) awards. Other winners included heavy rock legends AC/DC, who collected gongs for
Songwriter Of The Year and Most Played Australian Work Overseas for song Rock ’n’ Roll Train, while Eskimo Joe won Most Played Australian Work and Rock Work Of The Year for Foreign Land, inspired by the death of Heath Ledger. The Hilltop Hoods, meanwhile, won Urban Work Of The Year for tune Still Standing.
of 2007’s So Many Nights. “Things weren’t going well for us,” admits singer/trumpeter Harry James Angus. “I was so over the music, the travelling and the people.” Thankfully a nine-month break allowed the sextet (below) to regroup and record their fifth album Cinema, which is out in Oz this week.
They are renowned for their celebratory live shows and their ebullient concoction of jazz, ska, Latin and funk, but Melbourne’s The Cat Empire lost their mojo when touring took its toll after the release
No 1 single California Gurls, Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg No 1 album Intriguer, Crowded House
No 1 single Young Blood, The Naked And Famous No 1 album Need You Now, Lady Antebellum
No 1 single Nothin’ On You, B.O.B / Bruno Mars No 1 album Angel Of My Heart, Juanita Du Plessis
No 1 single Shout, Shout feat. Dizzee Rascal, James Corden No 1 album Time Flies 19942009, Oasis
Robert Forster Jazz Cafe, Jul 13 (0844 847 2514). £20 Grinderman Hammersmith Apollo, Oct 1 (0844 844 4748). £25-£27 Hilltop Hoods Koko, Jul 13 (0844 847 2258). £16.50 Interpol Brixton Academy, Dec 6-7 (0844 477 2000). £25 Jet Shepherds Bush Empire, Jul 18 (0844 477 2000). £25 Kelis Shepherds Bush Empire, Oct 1 (0844 477 2000). £22.50 Ladi6 Rhythm Factory, Aug 28 (020 7375 3774). £10 Linkin Park The O2, Nov 10 (0844 856 0202). £44.50 Don McGlashan Dingwalls, Jul 22 (0844 477 1000). £10 Hugh Masekela and The Mahotella Queens Royal Festival Hall, Nov 12 (0871 663 2501). £10-£27.50 Motörhead Brixton Academy, Nov 27 (0844 477 2000). £32.50 Salmonella Dub Shepherds Bush Empire, Sep 24-25 (0844 477 2000). £20 Them Crooked Vultures Brixton Academy, Jul 5 (0844 477 1000). £32.50 Urthboy Monto Water Rats, July 13 (themonto.com). £6
Fat Freddy’s Drop The Troxy, Sep 9 (0870 264 3333). £27.50
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Alison Grinter PICKS OUT THIS WEEK’S BEST LIVE MUSIC
GIG OF THE WEEK JACK JOHNSON The O2 seems like a sterile, commercial venue for Jack Johnson, a salt of the earth kind of guy who made his name plying laid-back acoustica infused with environmental and social concerns. But Hyde Park was already booked (see below) so how else was he gonna reach his legions of fans? The Hawaiian’s most recent offering to the world, To The Sea, is not a huge deviation from his previous albums. Some people might even call it dull, but hey, whatever, the tour proceeds are going to charity. What a nice bloke.
» The O2, Peninsula Sq, SE10 0DX
(o2.co.uk). Wed, Jun 30. £30-£37.50
KINGS OF LEON
’Tis a pity mainstream success has equalled artistic bland-out for the Kings Of Leon but the Tennesseans will no doubt be celebrating their biggest UK show to date with gritty, southern-fried tracks from more vital albums like Youth And Young Manhood and Aha Shake Heartbreak. Support comes from The Drums and The Features.
More Hyde Park action, this time three days of non-stop entertainment over three stages. Friday sees feisty rock chick Pink headlining while LCD Soundsystem and Snoop Dogg top Saturday’s bill. But the weekend’s highlight will be Lily Allen supporting Jay-Z on Sunday: he coaxed her out of “retirement” for this.
» Hyde Park, W2
» Hyde Park, W2
Green Park. (livenation.co.uk). Wed, Jun 30.
NEW BAND ALERT
Green Park (wirelessfestival.co.uk). Jul 2-4.
FESTIVAL WATCH Ozzfest is coming … The touring behemoth will hit The O2 this autumn with Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, Murderdolls, and Skindred, plus a special guest and more acts to be announced. The O2 will morph into a veritable Village Of The Damned with stalls fairground rides and tattooists. The O2 (0871 230 5595; kililive.com). Sat, Sep 18. £40
THE BUZZ SO FAR This Glasgow-raised DJ established herself as
a player on London’s underground scene with much-loved club night Bad Intentions. Since then her turntable skills have made her the DJ of choice by such music heavyweights as N*E*R*D, The Cool Kids, Will.i.am and most recently Taio Cruz. She’ll be playing at Ibiza Rocks with Dizzee Rascal this summer. THE CRITICS SAY “Yasmin has managed to break into the male dominated hip-hop scene on her own terms.” [DJ] THE PLUG At Yoyo, Notting Hill Arts Club, Thu, Jul 1; Bad
Intentions, The Old Queens Head, Fri, Jul 2; Wireless, Sun, Jul 4
Reading and Leeds announce the Festival Republic Stage. Watch out for Perth newbies Tame Impala, Peckham rapper Giggs and Glasgow’s Kassidy on this launching pad for new talent. Marina And The Diamonds, Ash and British Sea Power headline. (leedsfestival.com; readingfestival.com). Aug 27-29
BBC Radio 1’s Ibiza Weekend announce Cream at Privilege BBC Radio 1’s Ibiza weekend returns with an exclusive Cream event at the world’s biggest club, Privilege. On the bill are Underworld (below), Above & Beyond, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Judge Jules, Kissy Sell Out, The Japanese Popstars, Jaguar Skills and more. Radio 1 will broadcast from the show in a special extended Essential Mix. (ibiza-spotlight.co.uk). Aug 7-8
MUSIC LISTINGS Piper Saint Punky pop-rock from the London-based combo.
229, Great Portland St, W1W 5PW (020 7323 7229). £8, concs £6.
MUSIC & CLUBS
Mariachi El Bronx, Little Death The California rockers forgo their hardcore roots and perform brassy Spanish balladry.
Joan Viskant & The Boisdale Blue Rhythm Band The Chicago-based
The Barfly, Camden, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AN (0844 847 2424). £10.
vocalist performs with the resident combo. Boisdale
The Dead Weather Dark altblues-rock from Nashville-based Jack White’s latest project. Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8EH (0844 482 8008). £22.50.
Grizzly Bear Melodic 2UH (020 7298 2000). £27.50.
Hot Club Of Boisdale Parisian swing inspired by Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. Boisdale Of Belgravia, Eccleston St, SW1W 9LX (020 7730 6922). £12, £4.50 before 10pm.
Silken Ladders, Mary Spender Indie-folk from the London-based duo. The Source Below, Lower John St, W1F 9TY (020 7060 3614). £6, adv £5.
Sonace, Drak, Church Of The Wolf Hardcore metal
AIRBOURNE Brixton Academy, Stockwell Rd, SW9 9SL Brixton (0844 477 2000; o2academybrixton.co.uk). Thu, Dec 2. £17.50 They’ve come a long way from Warnambool. The Oz rockers continue to tear up stages around the globe with their No Guts. No Glory tour.
from the London-based band. Hope And Anchor, Upper St, N1 1RL (020 7354 1312). £6, concs £4.50.
Will And The People, Thomas Tantrum The
performs swing. Royal Albert
Brixton-based outfit plays indie-pop. Proud Camden,
Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP (020 7589 8212). £37.50-£75.
The Horse Hospital, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AH (020 7482 3867). £6.
Tony Bennett The crooner
Broken Social Scene The
Versailles Orchestral metal from
Canadian collective plays experimental indie-rock.
Asere The Cuban outfit plays Latin rhythms. Rich Mix,
Forum, Highgate Rd, NW5 1JY (020 7344 0044). £17.50.
Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6LA (020 7613 7498). £11, adv £9.
Judy Collins, Kenny White, Will Kevans The accomplished
Brubeck Revisited Liam Noble,
Jackson Browne Americana and country-rock from one of the singer-songwriter originators of the genre. Royal
songstress performs folk. Halfmoon
Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP (020 7589 8212). £35-£55.
Putney, Lower Richmond Rd, SW15 1EU (020 8780 9383). £10.
Chromeo Electro-funk duo from Montreal and New York. The City Arts & Music Project, City Rd, EC1Y 2BJ (020 7253 2443). £15.
Melissa Etheridge Country-
Eliza Carthy And Saul Rose The singer-songwriter
Glasswerks Indie and
Jack Johnson Laid-back
alt rock from local outfits.
acoustic rock from the Hawaiian singer-songwriter. O2 Arena, Peninsula Sq, SE10 0DX (0871 220 0260). £30 & £37.50.
Karen Lane The Australian
DHFC, Edgar Kail Way, SE22 8BD (07985 357958). £11, concs £7.
Academy, N1 Centre, Parkfield St, N1 0PS (0844 477 2000). £8.
Dead Identities, Zen Motel,
Kopperhed, Solsikk, E Nora, Episode 1 The London-based
Wonk Unit The London-based four-piece plays punk-rock. 12 Bar Club, Denmark Pl, WC2H 8NL (020 7240 2622). £6.
Man Must Die Death metal
Sq, N1 6NU (020 7837 4412). £6.
The Underworld, Camden High St, NW1 0NE (020 7482 1932). £9.
four-piece from Jacksonville, Florida plays metalcore and punk. The Underworld, Camden
John Mouse, Tranquilizers, The Void Indie-pop from the
High St, NW1 0NE (020 7482 1932). £7.
Bull And Gate, Kentish Town Rd, NW5 2TJ (020 8826 5000). £5, w/flyer £4.
Sarah Harmer Sophisticated folk-pop and Americana from the Canadian singer-songwriter.
The Pennyhangers Indie-rock
The Borderline, Orange Yard, Manette St, W1D 4JB (0870 060 3777/ cc 0871 231 0842). £12.50.
N1 6NU (020 7837 4412). £6.
from the Leicester-based outfit. Underbelly, Hoxton Sq,
Eric Ranzoni Blues Band iMMA Pop-rock from the
Piano-led blues outfit.
Highgate Hill, Waterlow Park, N6 5HG (020 8348 8716). £9, concs £7.50.
Halfmoon Putney, Lower Richmond Rd, SW15 1EU (020 8780 9383). £5.
Boisdale Of Belgravia, Eccleston St, SW1W 9LX (020 7730 6922). £12, £4.50 before 10pm.
Chipmunk Garage and hip-hop from the up-andcoming Mobo and UMA award-winner. IndigO2, Peninsula
Lanterns On The Lake, Sam Airey The Newcastle-based
Roko Indie-rock singersongwriter from Maidenhead.
six-piece plays ambient alt-pop.
Monto Water Rats, Gray’s Inn Rd, WC1X 8BZ (020 7837 4412). £6.
The Slaughtered Lamb, Great Sutton St, EC1V 0DX (020 7253 1516). £5.
the London-based outfit.
Memoryhouse, Visions Of Trees Indie-electronica
The Luminaire, Kilburn High Rd, NW6 7JR (020 7372 7123). £10.
with an ambient feel from the Guelph-based outfit.
Devendra Banhart, Rozi Plain
Dial Psychedelic rock from
Earth Crisis The five-piece from Syracuse, New York plays metalcore. The Underworld, Camden High St, NW1 0NE (020 7482 1932). £12.
The Lurkers, The Jack Brews
The Social, Little Portland St, W1W 7JD (020 7636 4992). £5.
soul from the seven-piece. Boisdale Of Belgravia, Eccleston St, SW1W 9LX (020 7730 6922). £12, £4.50 before 10pm.
and indie-flavoured southern rock from the Nashville-based family band. Hyde Park, W2
Denmark Pl, WC2H 8NL (020 7240 2622). £8, adv £6.
Sugar Kings The old-school salsa octet recreates the sounds of 1950s Havana. 606 Club, Lots
2UH (020 7298 2000). £47.50.
Laura Marling The alternative
Rd, SW10 0QD (020 7352 5953). £12.
south west-based singer. The
Larry Miller The blues
Takilo The London-based
Queen Of Hoxton, Curtain Rd, EC2A 3JX (020 7422 0958). £8, adv £6.
guitarist performs arrangements from his album, Outlaw Blues. Bush Hall, Uxbridge Rd,
folk singer-songwriter promotes her album, I Speak Because I Can. Hyde Park, W2 2UH
Nightfires, We Can’t Dance, Mass Classic hard
W12 7LJ (020 8222 6955). £18.
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rock from the London-based band. Hope And Anchor, Upper St,
Shindig Addicts, Love By Proxy, Empress Lively pop-rock from the London-based band.
Featuring performances from The Osmonds, David Essex, Leo Sayer and Les McKeown’s Legendary Bay City Rollers.
Monto Water Rats, Gray’s Inn Rd, WC1X 8BZ (020 7837 4412). £6.
Wembley Arena, Arena Sq, HA9 0DH (0870 060 0870). £39.50.
(020 7298 2000). £27.50.
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Alt-folk and Americana from the singer as he performs from album, What Will We Be. Koko, Camden High St, NW1 7JE (0870 432 5527). £15.
Reuben Richards and Soul Train Blues, funk and
Rd, SW10 0QD (020 7352 5953). £8.
from the Glaswegian four-piece.
Evergreen Terrace The
The veteran three-piece from London plays punk. 12 Bar Club,
W2 2UH (020 7298 2000). £32.50.
outfit plays metal. Hope And Anchor, Upper St, N1 1RL (020 7354 1312). £6, concs £4.50.
Dirty Kneez Classic rock from the four-piece. Underbelly, Hoxton
Kings Of Leon, The Black Keys, The Drums Swamp
Patti Smith The iconic punkpoet and political visual artist performs her hits with guitarist Tony Shanahan. Hyde Park,
Cultural Centre, Blacks Rd, W6 9DT (020 8563 8232). £10, concs £8.
Ivyrise Indie-rock from the London four-piece. Islington
singer-songwriter performs jazz with a Latin vibe. 606 Club, Lots
N1 1RL (020 7354 1312). £6, concs £4.50.
Irish Mist Traditional Irish music from the quartet. Irish
Dave Whitford and Dave Wickins interpret the music of Dave Brubeck. Lauderdale House,
Sq, SE10 0DX (0871 220 0260). £17.
Texture indie-rock from the experimental Brooklyn-based five-piece. Hoxton Square Bar And Kitchen, Hoxton Sq, N1 6NU (020 7613 0709). £7.50.
Rikki Loney, Adam Burridge, Daniel Spencer, Mark Hole, Scarlett’s Roses Pop from the
Corner, N5 1RD (0870 060 3777/ cc 0844 847 1678). £12.50.
duo performs folk, with the use of various instruments.
Here We Go Magic
Bush Empire, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8TT (0905 020 3999/ cc 0844 477 2000). £35.
The Monarch, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AJ (020 7482 2054). £6.
Foxes, Mani The four-piece plays lively sing-a-long indierock. Relentless Garage, Highbury
Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP (020 7589 8212). £40-£65.
Escape To Sea, Atlases, The Vanities, Oxford Style Dour alt rock from the London-based band. The Good Ship, Kilburn High Rd, NW6 7JR (07949 008253). £5.
rock and Americana from the Los Angeles-based singer and guitarist. Shepherds
Crosby, Stills And Nash
the Japanese four-piece. Islington Academy, N1 Centre, Parkfield St, N1 0PS (0844 477 2000). £22.
SE8 4AG (020 8692 4446). £12.
Folk-rock from the veteran transatlantic group. Royal
(020 7734 8142/cc 0845 345 6053). £10, free before 9pm.
TNT’S TOP BOOKING
The Congo Allstars Congolese rumba, soukous and modern African dance from the 12-piece outfit. The Albany, Douglas Way,
Of Belgravia, Eccleston St, SW1W 9LX (020 7730 6922). £12, £4.50 before 10pm.
The Cadillac Kings The London outfit plays blues from its album, Trouble In Store. Pigalle, Piccadilly, W1J 9HN
acoustic indie outfit from Brooklyn. Hyde Park, W2
collective plays Latin fusion. The Green Note Cafe, Parkway, NW1 7AN (020 7485 9899). £6.
The Wild Mercury Sound, The Faults The London-based
The Cedars, Pig Earth The London-based four-piece plays folk and Americana. Half Moon, Putney, Lower Richmond Rd, SW15 1EU (020 8780 9383). £9.
Dr John And The Lower 911 Funk, R’n’B, psychedelic rock and Creole from the New Orleans-based Night Tripper. Shepherds Bush Empire, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8TT (0905 020 3999/ cc 0844 477 2000). £27.50.
KMFDM The German five-piece plays industrial rock. Islington Academy, N1 Centre, Parkfield St, N1 0PS (0844 477 2000). £15.
four-piece plays indie-rock. The Barfly, Camden, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AN (0844 847 2424). £6.
Young Rebel Set The Stockton-On-Tees-based group plays indie-folk. Koko, Camden High St, NW1 7JE (0870 432 5527). £7, £5 before 11pm, NUS £4.
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MUSIC & CLUBS
Natasha Vuckovic PICKS OUT THIS WEEK’S BEST CLUB NIGHTS
CLUB OF THE WEEK SHAKE IT! Did you know it’s Canada Day on July 1? If you want to celebrate Canadian arts and culture then head down to Trafalgar Square. Or you can party with one of the country’s biggest dance music exports, Richie Hawtin, at an intimate warehouse party. Hawtin is an innovator of the genre and despite his nationality, is well known for his Detroit techno sound. Layo & Bushwacka! will also be shaking it.
» Village Underground, Holywell Ln, EC2A 3PQ
Old Street (020 7422 7505; villageunderground.co.uk). Thu, Jul 1, 10pm5am. £15 adv, £18
drum ’n’ bass
Watch out for the name ‘Miles Dyson’. The rising star is one of the best electro DJs currently around – and he’s proved it by carving up dancefloors around the world with his dirty, dirty beats. We’re liking this big time. With Dyson’s tunes so filthy, you’ll have to wash those ears out.
Festival fun in the sun (hopefully), Jay Z, Pink and Lily Allen are among the line-up during the three-day festival but for your hit of dance music, head to Saturday’s show. LCD Soundsystem and 2 Many DJs are on the main stage, while DJ Shadow and UNKLE are on the Pepsi Max stage.
» Pacha, Terminus Place, SW1V 1JR Victoria (0845 371 448; pachalondon.com). Sat, Jul 3, 10pm-5am. £15 adv, £20
» Hyde Park, W2 Hyde Park Corner (wirelessfestival.co.uk). Fri, Jul 2-Sun, Jul 4. From £ 47.50
We have a pair of tickets to Shake It! featuring Canadian dance legend Richie Hawtin to give away to one lucky reader. To enter, email grabs@ tntmagazine.com with ‘Shake It’ in the subject line by noon on Wednesday, June 30.
Fatboy Slim (right) has launched his very own iPhone app. It comes preloaded with 15 tracks, including The Rockafeller Skank and Right Here, Right Now, which you can play DJ with and mix your very own Fatboy set. Check out Norm’s tutorial on how to play with the Fatboy Slim Mix app at fatboyslim.net; you can even ask him questions about how to use it. It costs £1.79 to download – hours of fun. The We Love... season on the Space terrace in Ibiza may have just started but the Space-men are already working on their closing party
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line-up, having bagged Basement Jaxx for their only Ibiza gig this season. The duo will be playing on the main terrace, alongside Jeff Mills, James Zabiela and Aphex Twin on September 26.
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Central St, WC1A 1JJ (020 7240 1083). 9pm-3am. £5, w/flyer £3.
Hard Core Salsa DJ Mario plays mambo and salsa. Salsa!, Charing Cross Rd, WC2H 0JG (020 7379 3277). 7pm-late. £4, free before 9pm.
I Love Mondays DJ Victor spins commercial dance, R’n’B and funky house. Moonlighting, Greek St, W1D 4DR (020 7287 372). 10pm-3.30am. £5, NUS £1.
Mad Monday’s Resident DJs play chart and party classics. Verve, Upper St Martin’s Ln, WC2H 9NY (020 7395 1200). 9pm-3am. £3-£7, guest list free before 11pm, free before 10pm.
Popcorn Commercial dance and R’n’B, plus a cinema and chill-out room. Heaven, Charing Cross Arches, Villiers St, WC2N 6NG (020 7930 2020). 11pm-6am. £8, £2 before midnight, w/wristband free before 1am, NUS/mems free.
Grapple 101 DJ Screwpulous spins classic chart, plus wrestling hosted by Danny and Ashley. Eagle, Kennington Ln, SE11 5QY (020 7793 0903). 9pm-2am. £3, mems £2, mems free before 10pm.
Shadow Boxer Andrew Elmore spins 1980s dance and pop classics. The Shadow
Havana, Fulham Rd, SW6 5NH (020 7381 5005). 7pm-2am. £6.
Tasty Tim and Lady Lloyd spin commercial dance and pop.
A Pink Summers Dream DJ Wale Ojo plays funk and R’n’B, plus dancers and live drag artists. Proud Camden, The Horse Hospital, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AH (020 7482 3867). 7.30pm-1.30am. £6.
Miles Dyson, Michael Woods, Lee Mortimer, Superbad, Sons Of Audio and Lewis James play house, indie, electro and disco. Pacha, Terminus
Different Strokes DJs Phat Cat,
Trannyshack Miss Dusty O,
The Rhythm Factory, Whitechapel Rd, E1 1EW (020 7375 3774). 7pm-1am. £6.
Sq, WC2H 7NA (0870 863 1010). 7.30pm-late. £10, £5 before 11pm, guestlist £3 before midnight.
from the resident DJs, plus salsa classes before 10pm. Fiesta
No Fiction Club Presents Rusty Egan, Sarah Blackwood and resident DJs play electro and disco, plus Scarlet Soho and The Unkindness Of Ravens perform live.
play funk, soul and disco. The Clapham Grand, St John’s Hill, SW11 1TT (020 7223 6523). 10pm-3am. £10, £5 before 11pm.
St, W1D 4DR (020 7287 372). 9pm-3.30am. £6, NUS £5, w/flyer £4.
Festa Fiesta Latin and samba
Bear St, WC2H 7AQ (020 7839 4188). 7.30pm-3am. £7, guest list/NUS £5.
Glamorous The residents
spin electro, drum ’n’ bass, indie and hip-hop. Sound, Leicester
Lounge, Brewer St, W1F 0RF (020 7287 7988). 10pm-3am. £5, free before 11pm, mems/guestlist free.
Lost In London Party on the ground floor, electro-house in the basement and commercial R’n’B in the VIP room. Zoo Bar,
Rd, SE10 9SW (020 8858 4581). 11pm-2am. £8, w/flyer £4.
Rough Disco Resident DJs
Rd, W2 6ET (020 7727 9950). 9pm-late. £10, £5 before 11pm.
SW1Y 4SP (020 7930 1885). 9pm-3am. £6, £5 before 10pm.
Resident DJs David and Andrew spin dance, club classics and 1970s disco. Up The Creek, Creek
and hip-hop courtesy of DJ Downfall. Moonlighting, Greek
Donaldson, Satoko and The Demonettes play indie and pop.
electro, house and chart with residents. Tiger Tiger, Haymarket,
Rehab DJs Val, Cheeky Pete
Vodka Island Funky
Commercial St, E1 6LT (020 7377 9337). 9pm-2am. £7.
CREAMFIELDS Cheshire countryside, near Liverpool (creamfields.com). Aug 28-29. From £55 One of the UK’s best dance festivals where the line-up is always ’effin huge. David Guetta, Deadmau5, Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Tiësto, Paul van Dyk, Sasha, Eric Prydz etc, etc, etc.
Zay London, Lonyo and MOBO Award winner and Kiss FM DJ Manny Norte play neo soul, 1980s pop, US house, funk and R’n’B. Cherryjam, Porchester
The Roxy, Rathbone Pl, W1T 1HJ (020 7255 1098). 10pm-3am. £5, NUS/w/flyer £3, £1 before 10.30pm.
Deviation Benji B and MC Judah play electronica and broken beats. Gramaphone,
Madame Jo Jo’s, Brewer St, W1F 0SE (020 7734 3040). 10pm-3am. £5, w/flyer £3.
Shake It Presents Canada Day Canadian
Greek St, W1D 3DR (020 7437 1977). 9pm-3am. £3, concs available.
and Natalie Coleman spin nuwave disco, techno and deep house. The Basing House, Kingsland
Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Kennington Ln, SE11 5HY (020 7820 1222). 9pm-4am. £10 and £12.
Temptation Pop, R’n’B,
Rd, E2 8AA (020 7688 0339). 10pm-4am. £5, £3 before 11.30pm.
dance and cheese with resident DJs. Zoo Bar, Bear
Latin Fever Latin tracks from
St, WC2H 7AQ (020 7839 4188). 10pm-3am. £10, £7 before 10pm, guestlist free before 10pm.
Your Mum’s House Scally Dandan, Jamie D Winter spin electro and fidget house. Punk, Soho St, W1D 3DN (020 7734 4004). 9pm-3am. £5, £3 before 11pm.
FRIDAY 2 Blow House, electro, techno, drum ’n’ bass and disco from the resident DJs. Egg, York
Roller Disco Old school roller
Unbranded DJs Howie and
disco with DJ Louise playing disco, funk, soulful house, electro and breakbeat. Renaissance Rooms, Arches, Miles St, SW8 1RZ (0844 736 5375). 8pm-2am. £12.50.
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Sq, WC1B 4DA (0870 060 0100). 10pm-4am. £16, adv £13.
Ballroom, Camden High St, NW1 8QP (020 7485 9006). 10.30pm-3am. £7, w/flyer £5 before 11.30pm.
Rock ’n’ roll cabaret from host Dusty Limits, and burlesque from Miss Vicky Butterfly. The
Frolic DJ StevieF spins party, retro pop and cheese. Crazy
Tales Of The Unexpected
The residents supply pop and disco. Heaven, Charing Cross Arches, Villiers St, WC2N 6NG (020 7930 2020). 11pm-4am. £7, w/flyer free.
Nick Tcherniak spins house and electro. The Langley, Langley St, WC2H 9JA (020 7836 5005). 8pm-3am. £10, £5 before 9pm, free before 8pm.
Inferno Resident DJs supply goth, industrial, EBM, glam, rock, metal and black metal. The Electric Ballroom, Camden High St, NW1 8QP (020 7485 9006). 10.30pm-3am. £7, NUS/mems £5, w/flyer £5 before 11pm.
Agita Brasil Latin and samba
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Sharky & George and Les Oyster Gang spin 1960s surf and vintage rock ’n’ roll. Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, Pollard Row, E2 6NB (020 7739 2727). 9pm-2am. £8, £7 before 10pm.
Boom Boom Club
Get Yourself Connected
Rd, NW1 1TN (020 7383 4976). 10.30pm-3am. £8, £5 before 11pm, NUS £3, NUS free before 11pm.
Ln, WC2B 5PG (020 7831 9399). 10pm-3am. £20, £15 guest list.
Deep house and electro from Jodie Harsh, Kris Di Angelis and Erol Sabadosh. Plus a DJ set from Peaches. The Bloomsbury Ballroom,
G-A-Y Porn Idol
Fiesta Havana, Fulham Rd, SW6 5NH (020 7381 5005). 7pm-2am. £6.
Bennie G, Supa Mann and Xavier Miller play R’n’B, hip-hop and funky house. Tamarai, Drury
Sin City Stevie C, Riyad, Tony
Larry’s, King’s Rd, SW10 0TZ (020 7376 5555). 10pm-3am. £10, guestlist £5 before midnight, guestlist free before 11pm.
Ruby Does Pride Sandra D and Joey Grohl play chart hits. The Purple Turtle, Crowndale
Surf Club Mr Sundazed Sato, Mode PR DJs VG, Shock,
indie, rock, commercial urban and retro pop. Moonlighting,
Brewer St, W1F 0SE (020 7734 3040). 10.30pm-3am. £6, adv £5.
from the resident DJs, plus dance classes before 10pm.
Cross Rd, WC2H 0JG (020 7379 3277). 7pm-2am. £10, £8 before 11pm, £4 before 9pm, £2 before 8pm.
Madball and Demonic play contemporary rock and metal in the main room, while Shuff and Vixen spin classic rock and metal in room two. The Electric
Rivington St, EC2A 3AY (020 7739 5706). 8pm-1am. £5.
resident DJ Jorge. Salsa!, Charing
Circus Summer Ball
White Heat DJs Matty, Marcus and Olly play indie, punk, techno and electro. Madame Jo Jo’s,
Jo Jo’s, Brewer St, W1F 0SE (020 7734 3040). 10pm-3am. £8.
Holywell Ln, EC2A 3PQ (020 7422 7505). 10pm-5am. £18.
Blockheads Resident DJs spin
Keb Darge, Ruby Dagger, Madame Frou-Frou, Little Edith and Swampcat Caz play rock’n’ roll, blues, rockabilly and R’n’B. The Bedroom Bar,
Lost And Found Keb Darge and Andy Smith play blues, rock and northern soul. Madame
Kuku Smokin’ Jo, Malarkey
SW1V 1JR (0845 371 4489). 10pm5am. £12, NUS £10, adv £7.
Bathhouse, Bishopsgate Churchyard, EC2M 3TJ (020 7920 9207). 7.30pm-late. £25, adv £7.
Pl, SW1V 1JR (0845 371 4489). 10pm-5am. £20, adv £15.
Pride Special DJs Simon Le Vans, Andy Almighty and Sean Sirrs play club classics, funky house, pop and electro.
Richie Hawtin and Layo & Bushwacka provide progressive house, electro and Detroit techno. Village Underground,
Flying Saucers Stupid Tuesday Funky and soulful house and pop. Thirst,
Just Beats Uplifting vocal house and funky house from Apex, Petchy, MR RoachRider, DJ Extreme and Nick Wolanski in the main room, with Magic Fingers on percussion, while Shifty plays deep electro in the global room. Pacha, Terminus Pl,
Way, N7 9AX (020 7609 8364). 10pm-10am. £12, NUS/concs £8.
Greek St, W1D 4DR (020 7287 372). 10pm-3.30am. £6, w/flyer £5, £3 before 11pm.
MUSIC & CLUBS
Bite DJs Lydia, Ian, Marcus and Peta spin electro, indie, hip-hop and pop. The Den & Centro, West
TNT’S TOP BOOKING
Dixon Brothers and Filthy Few play electro, hip-hop, indie and house. Proud Camden, The Horse Hospital, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AH (020 7482 3867). 7.30pm-2.30am. £10, £8 before 9pm, w/flyer free before 9pm.
Perry play commercial dance and R’n’B. Crazy Larry’s, King’s Rd, SW10 0TZ (020 7376 5555). 10pm3am. £10, guestlist £5 before 11pm.
Wig Out Tommy Turntables, Lady Lloyd and Prince Nelly play indie, rock, pop, R’n’B and Motown. The Den & Centro, West Central St, WC1A 1JJ (020 7240 1083). 10pm-2.30am. £7, £5 before 11pm.
SUNDAY 4 Groove Sanctuary AfricanLatin, electronica, funk, disco and deep house from DJ Jimbo (Raw Deal), Joey Vieira and guests. Madame Jo Jo’s, Brewer St, W1F 0SE (020 7734 3040). 9.30pm-3am. £5, free before 11pm.
Horse Meat Disco Jim
SATURDAY 3 6Ts Northern Soul Butch, Ady Croasdell, Mick Smith and Joel Maslin play Motown and northern soul. 100 Club, Oxford St, W1D 1LL (020 7636 0933). 10pm-6am. £12.
Batmacumba DJ Cliffy and Spiritual South spin Brazilian rare grooves and samba classics, plus a live screening of the World Cup quarter final. Notting Hill Arts Club, Notting Hill Gate, W11 3JQ (020 7460 4459). 7.30pm-2am. £8, £6 before 11pm, free before 8pm.
Stanton, James Hillard, Filthy Luka and Severino spin disco. Eagle, Kennington Ln, SE11 5QY (020 7793 0903). 8pm-3am. £6.
Roller Motion The residents play R’n’B, hip-hop, house, electro, soul and funk. Renaissance Rooms, Arches, Miles St, SW8 1RZ (0844 736 5375). 7pm-midnight. £11.50.
Tape Resident DJs Charlotte Michelle 11th and Never Trust DJs play deep house and techno. Platinum, Paul St, EC2A 4JU (020 7638 4601). 9pm-6am. £10.
news & sport
NEWS IN REVIEW
The week that was MONDAY
» TUESDAY » WEDNESDAY » THURSDAY » FRIDAY » SATURDAY » SUNDAY quote unquote “A midnight knock on the door is no way for an Australian prime minister to be treated.” Opposition leader Tony Abbott condemns Kevin Rudd’s deposal.
wrap up of last week’s events from australia, new zealand and south africa
“What I am less proud of is the fact that I have now blubbered.” Rudd’s ousting exposed his vulnerable side.
AUSTRALIA Bet reduction plans The maximum bet on poker machines could be reduced from $10 to $1. Federal families minister Jenny Macklin put the key recommendation, outlined in a report from the Productivity Commission, to the states, despite pressure to take direct action. Problem gambling costs Australia an estimated $4.7 billion a year.
Rape case questions The dismissed rape case against St Kilda AFL players Stephen
Creative genius: Tim Burton, director of films Beetlejuice and Alice In Wonderland, unveils an exhibition of retrospective works from paintings to storyboards and puppets, which reflect his inclination towards eccentricity, at a Melbourne film centre.
Milne and Leigh Montagna could be reopened after former detective Scott Gladman, who led the investigation, alleged he was threatened to drop the case by senior police with allegiance to the team. The matter has been referred to the Office of Police Integrity, however, a raid on the Brighton Investigation Unit found much of the evidence had gone missing since 2004, when the players were investigated for two months after the alleged rape of two women.
Terror hoaxers jailed Stephen Milne
Friends who claimed to be part of a terrorist organisation and made hoax bomb calls to hospitals,
police and an airline were given 12-month jail sentences at County Court Victoria. On one occasion, Raymond Lawson, 35 and Joseph Bucek, 40, claimed they had planted a bomb to blow up Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital. When they threatened Singapore Airlines, one of its aircraft had to be searched during a flight.
Cassowary sanctuary A new national park will be created in Cairns to bolster dwindling Cassowary numbers. A total of 7650 hectares would be dedicated to the birds whose population is as low as 1000.
*And finally … run, Pat, run
for water projects in needy regions, such as Peru and Nepal. Starting in Antarctica in November and finishing at the North Pole more than a year later, averaging 30km a day on ice and 80km on land, Farmer expects to wear out more than 20 pairs of shoes and 600 pairs of socks. He won’t take a day off, either.
“There are, frankly, two little girls and two older kids who need me more than the country needs me.” Finance minister Lindsay Tanner steps aside to pave the way for the Greens to win his seat of Melbourne. “Australia has its first female prime minister. Watch this economy crash into the back of another one.” Facebook: a forum for misogynists. “The president and … Gillard ... they’re going to get along famously.” US ambassador Jeffrey Bleich, after Julia Gillard confirmed Australian troops would remain in Afghanistan.
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Pat Farmer, the ultra-marathon runner and outgoing Federal Liberal MP is braced for encounters with polar bears, guerillas and the odd ice crevasse when he embarks on the longest run between the North and South Poles. In undertaking the epic 21,000km journey, the father of two hopes to raise $115 million
“A great statesman, a great human being.” East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta is sad to see Rudd go.
Gillard sworn in
Australia’s first female PM is sworn in by Australia’s first female governor-general, Quentin Bryce
VICTORIA and which she promised to call in the “coming months”. Gillard defended her leadership challenge, backed by factionists, saying the Rudd government had lost its way. “I believe we had not, on a set of issues, delivered the kind of stability and certainty and good management that
Australians would seek,” she said. She pledged a more consultative leadership and to resolve Rudd’s vote-stripping mining super-profits tax. Victorian premier John Brumby described her as a person of “extraordinary ability” and “compassion”.
Rudd ‘proud’ of achievements
About 50 brides and grooms were left in the lurch after a defunct Sunshine Coast wedding venue continued to take bookings five months after it was ordered to close. The owner of the Forest Glen venue blamed a failed property deal and conceded no refunds would be made. The owner took £150,000, reported Couriermail.com.au.
the table of the G20 … and I am most proud of the fact that we have greeted the Stolen Generations.” Rudd, credited with saving Australia from a recession with his 2008/9 stimulus packages, was elected as prime minister in 2007 in a wave of popularity, but his favour nose-dived when he shelved plans to make environmental polluters pay in April, following on from the problematic roofing insulation programme. His conflict with miners over the resources super profits tax, then consolidated his demise.
Testing to “see if it hurt”, two men shot each other with an air rifle, ending up in hospital with pellets in their buttocks and legs. The slugs penetrated too deeply to be removed. The men, both 34, from Horsham, now face firearms charges.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA Weeknight shop trading hours in Perth have been extended to 9pm, following talks between the Government and Opposition. Some shops will also be allowed to trade on Sundays. Labor appointed a business commissioner to protect the interests of small traders.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Emotional: Rudd makes his final speech
An HIV-positive taxi driver who raped three women was sentenced to 14 years in prison. Married father of two, Hassan Nagi, 39, from Bexley in Sydney, carried out the attacks between 2003 and 2007.
NEWS & SPORT
■ Australia’s first ever female prime minister is sworn in ■ Julia Gillard topples Kevin Rudd as a caucus meeting is called with pressure from Labor leaders and unionists ■ The new prime minister will lead Labor into an election in the “coming months”
Kevin Rudd choked back tears as he delivered his last speech in the Prime Minister’s Courtyard after a spectacular toppling in just his first term. Flanked by his wife, Therese, and three children, the man who brought down John Howard, one of Australia’s longest-serving prime ministers, spoke of his achievements. “I’m proud of the fact that the first thing we did in government was ratify the Kyoto Protocol … we tried three times to get an emissions trading scheme through this parliament … on the global stage, Australia is now at
COAST TO COAST What’s happening across the country
ulia Gillard became Australia’s 27th – and first female – prime minister in an historic episode in Australian politics. Gillard’s elevation came after a leadership assault on Kevin Rudd where, with the support of at least 70 of the party’s 115 MPs, she was voted in by the caucus. Rudd surrendered before it happened though, leaving Gillard, deputised by treasurer Wayne Swan, to lead Labor into the next election, which she is hotly tipped to win,
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Uranium through NZ Uranium transits through New Zealand ports will only be used for “peaceful purposes”, the environment minister declared, despite one of the firms receiving material being involved in nuclear weapons. Energy Resources was granted permission to ship Australian yellowcake uranium ore through New Zealand. The destination of the uranium was listed as Honeywell’s plant in Metropolis, Illinois. Honeywell enriches raw uranium for nuclear fuel and electric power stations. A byproduct of the process is depleted uranium; its uses range from medical equipment to weapons and armour.
You must be smoking Jeffrey Wigand, the real-life tobacco company whistle-blower from movie The Insider, was shocked to learn of the high levels of nicotine and tar that Kiwi smokers are exposed to. The former head of research and development for a US
“I got drenched in beer holding my NZ flag screaming at the top of my voice.” All Whites WAG Claire Boyen, wife of Kiwi defender Andy, is not precious
Nude up: New Zealand have had the market cornered in naked rugby for a few years now. The latest ‘Test’ was between New Zealand and Wales in Dunedin. The Kiwis avoided being bummed out by keeping ball in hand and slipping enough tackle to win a close one.
tobacco company, Wigand thought someone was playing a prank when he saw that New Zealand was highest of eight countries for tar exposure, thought to be a major cause of lung cancer. The country was also second-highest, behind South Africa, for nicotine, the addictive component of tobacco smoke.
Harbour Bridge plans
The New Zealand Transport agency was evaluating proposals to dismantle Auckland’s Harbour Bridge. The plans include building a new bridge, and selling prime waterfront land around St Mary’s Bay and
Esmonde Road approaches to help fund the project.
Sentence ‘too lenient’ The grieving family of school principal and councillor Hawea Vercoe were petitioning to have his killer’s prison sentence extended to 20 years. The family felt 34 months was not enough jail time for Isaiah Tai, 21, who was sentenced for manslaughter. Vercoe, 36, died after being punched in the back of the head by Tai outside a Whakatane bar in November. Tai forcefully kicked him in the head as he lay unconscious on the ground.
*And finally … village for sale
and “feeling sorry for it”. They paid $80,000 for the hotel, school, railway station, town hall and 18 houses, reported The Press. The couple, in their sixties, said they no longer had the energy to run the hotel while maintaining the building and the township. They were asking $350,000 for the hotel, or $1 million for the whole village.
“I got disillusioned with it as some people had medical problems and they were miraculously healed using vitamins. He handed out a pamphlet saying if you didn’t give your money to the church you were robbing God.” Former Napier Elim church leader Rodney Rawiri reveals embattled pastor Bruce Collingwood has been up to some dodgy stuff “Hopefully I won’t repeat the same thing on this side of the Tasman.” PM John Key is glad he’s not deposed Australian leader Kevin Rudd “I regret that my travel was excessive and I regret the number of times I took my partner.” Labor MP Chris Carter finally apologises for his travelling at the taxpayers’ expense TNT er h weat rt repo
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Why buy a palatial home when you can have a whole mountain village for the same money? Otira, a tiny coastal town in the Southern Alps, is on the market for $1 million after owners Bill and Christine Hennah decided it was time to move on. They bought Otira, population 40, in 1998 after passing through
quote unquote “I was just being an egg.” A Bay man who was caught drink driving and was then pepper-sprayed after pinning a constable in the corner of a room and refusing to release him, before shoulderbarging the officer and spitting at other police
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Crossing the line: the convicted were off duty when the incident took place
– Chris Renata – would stand trial separately for an assault charge relating to the same incident. The prosecution said the officers were walking on High Street in central Auckland, when they met a group of students who had been playing with a supermarket trolley on the side of the road. The three men confronted the students about the trolley
and followed them into the entrance of an apartment building and attacked two of the students. Garty hit one student in the head and face, as BowersRakatau kept the others at bay, kicking one of them in the knee, the prosecution said. Lawyers for the defendants said the police officers acted in self-defence after they were attacked.
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Filthy flat attracts attention break up after the show and neighbours complained to police after celebrations dragged on late into the day. Thirty people were dispersed from the house. The Fire Service also paid a visit to the flat earlier in the day after reports the students were burning furniture. Admitting that there were a few unhappy mothers after news of the win, housemate Geert Lepoutre was hopeful that the house would now get cleaned. “If we can find some girls to clean it up that would be ideal,” he said.
One hundred sea slugs collected off seven Auckland beaches were being tested to see if they contained the poisonous toxin tetrodotoxin. Eighteen incidents of poisoning were reported last year, when there was a mass stranding of sea slugs on several North Shore beaches.
LOWER NORTH ISLAND Twin backing from Wellington’s mayor and police was not enough to see a city-wide liquor ban. Instead, the ban – already in place in central Wellington, Aro Valley and the Mt Victoria lookout – extended only to Mt Cook and Newtown.
UPPER SOUTH ISLAND Police said DNA taken from partially eaten food could catch a hungry thief who raided the Buller netball pavilion twice in one week, stealing more than $400 worth of pies, sausage rolls, bags of chips, chocolates and lollies.
LOWER SOUTH ISLAND
How clean is your house? Not very
A 17-year-old Dunedin youth who allegedly published death threats against a 17-year-old Milton youth on Facebook was arrested and charged with threatening to kill or carry out grievous bodily harm. The youth had taken offence to a comment posted online.
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■ Two police officers are found guilty of assaulting a group of students ■ The unprovoked attack took place on St Patrick’s Day last year in Auckland ■ A third policeman is due to stand trial separately for the same incident
Police were called to disperse a rowdy crowd at New Zealand’s “filthiest flat”. A group of Christchurch students won a national radio competition called “Smells Kitchen” to find the country’s scummiest living conditions. The Totara Street flat reportedly beat entries from Otago and Hamilton. The six occupants hosted a breakfast barbecue with The Rock radio station broadcasting from their living room. Guests included Richard Loe, Andy Ellis and Christchurch mayor Bob Parker. But the party did not
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wo police officers were found guilty of assaulting a group of party-goers after St Patrick’s Day celebrations last year. Constables Patrick Garty, 32, and Wiremu Bowers-Rakatau, 21, were found guilty by judge Heather Simpson sitting without a jury in Auckland District Court. The prosecution said the officers, who were off duty had carried out an unprovoked attack on five students in Auckland last year. A third police officer
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Miners out of pocket More than 300 workers abandoned Aurora’s Grootvlei mine in Springs as they had not been paid for four months. They had only showed up for work because of their conscience, said Solidarity union spokesman Gideon Du Plessis. One third of the workers had stayed on to maintain the site. Du Plessis said many of the men had sold their homes and belongings and some had even attempted to take their own lives over the injustice. The company hoped to be listed on the stock exchange by August, and attract funding from a Swiss investment firm to pay the workers, but Du Plessis had doubts, adding that starting the mine up again would cost R100 million. “They simply don’t have the business or mining skills,” he said.
Bad decisions by Zuma Tensions in President Jacob Zuma’s camp were affecting the delivery of key services, the Mail
Still Time: A young girl gets her face painted ahead of Bafana Bafana’s World Cup clash against France. The team bowed out of the tournament despite winning 2-1 and patriotic fervour. Fans are now expected to blow their vuvuzelas for Ghana.
& Guardian newspaper reported. Advisors to the president, who spoke to the newspaper anonymously, said he undermined the insights of his brightest advisors, choosing to side with his campaigners and seniority. Zuma allegedly told his warring staff to “sort things out among yourselves” – an attitude said to have sparked the resignation of former chief operating officer Jessie Duarte in April.
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A cartoon depicting President Jacob Zuma about to rape ‘Lady Justice’, which was published in the Mail & Guardian newspaper,
was cleared of breaching defamation laws by the Human Rights Commission. The regulator dismissed a complaint by the Young Communist League that cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro had violated Zuma’s dignity.
Fifa backs down Fifa agreed to remove all advertising material referring to Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth under the municipality names of Tshwane, Mangaung and Nelson Mandela Bay. Civil rights organisation Afriforum accused councils of pushing their ideologies.
*And finally … royal wedding bells
South African Olympic backstroke swimmer. Albert, 52, is the son of Prince Rainier and American screen idol Grace Kelly. Not even former girlfriends Brooke Shields, nor supermodel Claudia Schiffer, could tame the swordsman. The couple, who have been together for four years, plan to marry next summer.
“He was not headhunted, but interviewed in March 2009 and found to be extremely well qualified.” HR exec Coral Collins defends Match Event services, which is owned by World Cup boss Danny Jordaan’s brother, Andrew. The family is accused of raking in cash from the Cup “This is the most dangerous dump I have ever been in.” New Zealand journalist Chris Rattue gives a scathing review of his time in Johannesburg. South African journalist Rebekah Kendal responded by saying there was always room for improvement – his departure. “It is something we feel we can go and sell to the workers.” Unionist Dirk Hermann is happy with the offer of a housing subsidy for workers of national power supplier Eskom, but will push for more as the protracted wage dispute is arbitrated
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It would seem that it takes a South African to tame eternal playboy Prince Albert of Monaco, who announced that he is finally getting hitched. The lady sporting the whopping engagement stone is Charlene Wittstock, 32, who as well has her enviable Amazonian features boasts a sporting acumen as a former
quote unquote “This is the ANC Youth League whipping up emotions.” Western Cape premier Helen Zille responds to accusations by cooperative governance minister Sicelo Shiceka that she lied about the people of Makhaza wanting open-air toilets
Vavi blows whistle
EASTERN CAPE Another wouldbe initiate died at an illegal circumcision school, taking the total of fatalities from botched circumcisions this winter to 33. This latest incident came despite efforts by the health department to clamp down on the illegal practice.
GAUTENG Defender: ANC secretarygeneral Gwede Mantashe
Gwede Mantashe, said the secretary-general’s conduct “smacked of mischief”, and although his pronouncements were not acceptable, he would address it as a “political problem” and warned Cosatu not to undermine decisions taken by the ANC. The issue sparked when Vavi insisted on a probe into
reports that Shiceka fabricated qualifications in his CV and called for an investigation into the conduct of Nyanda, who was said to have spent half a million rand on hotels in Cape Town. When the ANC called for their alliance member to be punished, Vavi said he spoke on behalf of Cosatu.
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SA scores in the World Cup most generous with their money, followed by visitors from the US, Australia, France and Brazil. However, Johannesburg’s street sellers told of their waning prosperity since Bafana Bafana bombed out of the tournament. Some flag sellers who made up to R1000 in profits a day were considering giving their flags away. Meanwhile, International Olympic Committee president, Jacques Rogge, met with South African president Jacob Zuma to discuss the prospect of hosting the Olympics on the back of a successful World Cup.
A female condom with ‘teeth’ is being tested during the World Cup to help fight rape. The RapeaXe can only be surgically removed once lodged on the penis. Trying to remove it otherwise only tightens the grip. South Africa has the highest incidence of rape in the world.
KWAZULUNATAL A crash involving a mini bus taxi and a truck claimed 12 lives and left three people seriously injured. The truck swerved out of control on the R34 near Vryheid, colliding head on with the taxi.
Street sellers: waning prosperity
A Cape Town Democratic Alliance councillor was sacked after accepting cash for housing. Charlotte Tabisher, of the Athlone ward, was found guilty on charges of collecting payments relating to a statesubsidised housing project. She was fined R10,000.
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■ Zwelinzima Vavi, secretary general of Cosatu, escapes disciplinary action over public accusations of corruption within the ANC ■ ANC general secretary Gwede Mantashe addresses issue as a “political problem” ■ Mantashe is said to be sympathetic towards Vavi
Tourism from the World Cup is expected to rake in R27 billion, according to South Africa Tourism, reaping a return on its R100 million marketing campaign in the lead up to the event. Echoing the positive results, Visa announced a 54 per cent increase in spending on its credit cards in the Rainbow Nation, representing a notable economic boost to the country. The credit company found that during the period leading up to kick-off and during the first week of the tournament, spending reached R974 million, with tourists from the UK the
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welinzima Vavi, the secretary-general of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) escaped disciplinary action for singling out allegedly corrupt ANC top brass. Vavi also publicly accused President Jacob Zuma of perverting justice by refusing to investigate corruption allegations against corporate governance minister Sicelo Shiceka and communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda. But ANC secretary-general
Sporting week MONDAY
RUGBY UNION Sonny Bill Williams announces he has signed with Canterbury in the New Zealand provincial competition as he tries to earn an All Blacks jersey for the end-of-year tour to the UK.
RUGBY UNION The Kiwis thrash Australia 62-17 in the final of the junior world championships in Wellington. New Zealand wing Julian Savea is named IRB Junior Player of the Year.
RUGBY UNION Former All Blacks winger Hosea Gear scores three tries as New Zealand Maori rally from 28-17 down at half-time to celebrate their centenary by beating England 35-28.
CRICKET Australia will prepare for this year’s Ashes series by playing two Tests and three ODIs in India from October 2-24, clashing with the Delhi Commonwealth Games.
BASKETBALL Australia hammer a depleted Argentina 97-58 in Perth, kicking off a three-match series that will form a crucial part of the Boomers’ preparations for August’s world championships.
MOTORSPORT Australian Casey Stoner claims his first podium finish of the year in the Dutch GP in Assen, finishing third behind runaway series leader Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa.
MONDAY TENNIS Wimbledon The second week begins Noon BBC2
TUESDAY FOOTBALL Spain v Portugal Bumper second-round match 7.30pm BBC1
WEDNESDAY CRICKET England v Australia The 4th ODI from the Oval 12.30pm Sky Sports 1
AFL Guy McKenna, coach of the Gold Coast side set to join the league next year, claims he is “fairly confident” Geelong star Gary Ablett will sign with the new club for next season.
I say no. “There’s no
excuses for racism in any sport, any code, any culture
Greg Inglis on whether Andrew Johns should be allowed to continue his involvement in rugby league.
THURSDAY CYCLING Tour de France All the pre-race pomp 5pm British Eurosport
FRIDAY FOOTBALL Probably Brazil v Holland The quarter-finals begin 3pm BBC1 SATURDAY SATURDAY Wimbledon The women’s final 1.30pm BBC1 SUNDAY SUNDAY Wimbledon The men’s final 1.30pm BBC1
PUB TALK: BRITISH SPORT EXPLAINED Turmoil at Liverpool What’s happening up there? Well, they’re £361 million in debt and their American owners have put the club up for sale. The side is without a manager after they sacked Rafael Benitez. Who will take over? It seems Fulham boss Roy Hodgson is in the
running, although Anfield favourite Kenny Dalglish may return after leading Liverpool to titles as a player and then a manager in the 70s and 80s. Will they lose any star players? At least one of Fernando Torres or Steven Gerrard seems likely to leave – Torres (left) has been tipped for a big money move to Manchester City or Chelsea, while Gerrard has been linked to Real Madrid.
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Tom Sturrock picks his winners and losers
RUGBY All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw runs the ball
We just “ kept on
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taking the three points but it would have been nice to build pressure and score tries
All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw would have preferred to play some more free-flowing rugby.
Kiwis too strong New Zealand 29 C Jane A Cruden tries D Carter 5 pen con P Weepu con
10 Wales J Roberts try L Halfpenny pen S Jones con
The All Blacks struggled to victory over Wales in the second Test on Saturday to complete their Tri-Nations preparations unbeaten. The All Blacks have now gone through their three June Tests beating Ireland once and Wales twice while scoring 15 tries, amassing 137 points and conceding just 47. Although New Zealand cruised home on the Australia 22 L Burgess Q Cooper tries Q Cooper 2 M Giteau 2 pens
15 Ireland J Sexton 5 pens
Chasing their first Test win over the Wallabies on Australian soil in 31 years, Ireland led for all but four minutes of the first half as Jonathan Sexton kicked five penalty goals from as many attempts. It was only a Luke Burgess intercept, rounded off with a try and a superb Quade Cooper run to score off the last play of the first half that gave the home side a marginal 16-15 South Africa 55 M Steyn 2 P Spies BJ Botha B Habana F van der Merwe J du Plessis tries M Steyn 5 R Pienaar 2 pens M Steyn 2 cons
11 Italy M Sepe try M Bergamasco 2 pens
lead at the break. Ireland remained scoreless in the second half, thanks partly to a barnstorming performance from Rocky Elsom. But the Wallabies kicked too much from within their own half and were punished for ill-discipline. In contrast, the most pleasing aspect for Australia coach Robbie Deans was the performance of the besieged scrum, which often shunted the visitors’ pack backwards but still conceded some penalties. result had been put beyond doubt. Their forwards drove well and the Boks competed well on the ground throughout, while Morne Steyn was ruthless and the South African runners punished any Italian hesitation. After his side romped to a 41-6 lead, coach Peter de Villiers gave his replacements a decent run and Lock Flip van der Merwe responded by scoring his first try in only his second Test after seeing barely six minutes of action against France two weeks earlier.
Morne Steyn SOUTH AFRICA With the TriNations just around the corner, we’re sure to hear plenty of carping about how South Africa’s lethal kicking game is bad for rugby. The purists prefer the dash and daring of the All Blacks, but with Steyn seemingly able to convert from anywhere in his attacking half, the Boks would be crazy not to play to their strengths.
The Tri“ Nations is the most difficult tournament in world rugby so we have a lot of work to do
Australian captain Rocky Elsom knows sterner challenges lie ahead as the Tri-Nations nears.
In a generally impressive dress rehearsal for their Tri-Nations opener against New Zealand on July 10, South Africa were still guilty of some loose play in patches. But, considering the average opposition and the Boks’ flying start to the match, the world champions could perhaps be forgiven for relenting on their aim to keep it tight once the
back of Dan Carter’s reliable kicking game, it was not the top-drawer performance the All Blacks would have hoped for as they again made a slow start, squandered at least three try-scoring chances and allowed Wales to come back and control the later stages of the match. Zac Guildford, Rene Ranger and Richard Kahui were all guilty of losing the ball at crucial attacking moments, although Guildford made amends with try-saving tackles on Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies late in the game.
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The Tigers’ Todd Payton runs into a brick wall
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he’s feeling? Shattered? Gutted? It’s a pretty obvious question. Next
Cowboys coach Neil Henry after Johnathan Thurston missed a clutch penalty in extra time.
Dragons slip Tigers Dragons 34
PANTHERS Penrith’s star centre made a compelling case for NSW selectors to pick him for game three of Origin, scoring a hat-trick and having a hand in two more as the Panthers ran riot against Manly.
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Team Dragons Panthers Tigers Titans Rabbitohs Broncos Sea Eagles Roosters Warriors Eels Knights Raiders Sharks Bulldogs Cowboys Storm
P 15 14 14 15 15 15 15 14 14 14 15 13 14 13 15 15
M Jennings 3 B Tighe G Cooper M Gordon T Waterhouse tries M Gordon 6 goals
W 12 10 8 9 8 8 8 7 7 6 6 5 5 3 4 9
L 3 4 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 8 9 8 9 10 9 6
PD PTS 190 26 113 24 5 20 -11 20 74 18 29 18 28 18 -13 18 -53 18 -17 16 -61 14 -75 14 -128 14 -31 10 -133 10 83 0
* Storm unable to earn any points for the season as punishment for salary cap breaches
Cowboys 19 W Mason M Scott C Webb tries J Thurston 3 goals J Thurston field goal
Round 17 games
Broncos v Tigers, Sharks v Bulldogs, Raiders v Roosters, Warriors v Eels, Dragons v Panthers
22 Sea Eagles T Williams 2 G Stewart K Foran tries S Rodney 2 S Matai goals
20 Sharks P Aiton N Gardner I Gordon B Pomeroy tries N Gardner goal T Barrett J Morris field goals
North Queensland’s season sunk to a new low after they capitulated to Cronulla in a tense golden-point match. The Cowboys led 18-0 at the break, but an inspired Sharks outfit came charging back to level the scores before Trent Barrett booted the winning field goal. Titans 16
Raiders v Bulldogs
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Penrith’s impressive win over the Sea Eagles came on the back of some brilliant ball movement – notable for a side previously maligned for the high number of tries they have scored from kicks this season – with centre Michael Jennings cashing in.
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The St George-Illawarra juggernaut rolled on but it wasn’t all good news for the ladder leaders, with prop Michael Weyman almost certain to be rubbed out of Origin III thanks to a dangerous tackle in his side’s win. The Tigers threw everything at the Dragons, Panthers 40
24 Knights J McManus W Naiqama J Sau Z Taia tries K Gidley 4 goals
Newcastle pounced on three Titans errors to lead 18-12 at half-time before sealing the match with a Wes Naiqama try in the 64th minute in front of more than 13,000 people. Kurt Gidley starred for the Knights, kicking four from four and pulling off two last-gasp tackles.
particularly in the second half, but the Dragons took their lumps and hit back when Brett Morris touched back a Jamie Soward bomb for Ben Creagh to put the hosts up by two converted tries. Soward then beat four defenders to kick-start early celebrations, with Morris grabbing his almost customary four-pointer on full-time. Eels 6 J Hayne try L Burt goal
10 Broncos I Folau P Wallace tries C Parker goal
There were few highlights but Brisbane ensured skipper Darren Lockyer had reason to celebrate his record-breaking night with a win. Passing Andrew Ettingshausen’s mark of 328 senior games for one club, Lockyer directed his side with ctypical aplomb. Rabbitohs 16 F Talanoa 2 C Sandow tries I Luke 2 goals
14 Storm J O’Neill 2 G Inglis tries C Smith goal
South Sydney held a 16-10 lead midway through the second half, only for Storm wing Justin O’Neill to score his second try of the night to keep his side in touch. However, Cameron Smith botched a tricky sideline conversion, allowing the Rabbitohs to survive. Roosters 18 T Carney S Kenny-Dowall M Pearce tries T Carney 3 goals
20 Warriors K Locke 3 M Vatuvei tries J Maloney 2 goals
Kevin Locke’s third try in the dying seconds, and James Maloney’s goal, gave the Warriors a thrilling 20-18 win over the Roosters after they trailed 8-18 with six minutes letf. But the win came at a cost – Locke smashed into the uprights as he scored, injuring his hip.
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shots at goal in practice this year than last year. It will come about
Magpies coach Mick Malthouse is at a loss to explain his side’s persistent bout of inaccuracy. Saint Sam Gilbert fires off a handball under pressure
Saints surge home Saints 10.10.70 A Schneider 4 J Steven 3 S Milne 2 N Dal Santo
6.10.46 Cats G Ablett 2 A Mackie C Ling M Stokes S Johnson
In the eagerly awaited Grand Final rematch, Geelong held a 16-point lead at half-time and looked to have Saints’ measure. But, in a performance that underlined their status as the premier challenger to Geelong – if there was any doubt to begin with – the Saints came out firing in the second half, adding five goals to none in the third term to seize the initiative. The Saints also held Geelong goalless in the Swans 10.11.71 R O’Keefe 3 B McGlynn 2 B Kirk C Bird G Rohan J White R Shaw
13.18.96 Magpies C Dawes 3 L Brown 2 T Cloke 2 S Sidebottom 2 A Didak B Dick D Jolly H O’Brien
Collingwood led all night against a Swans outfit that never looked like mounting a serious challenge. Sydney were outclassed throughout and, in the absence of spearhead Daniel Bradshaw, suffered from a lack of dangerous forward options. The Magpies ground their way on top in the second quarter and, but for inaccuracy, would have led by more than 25 points at half-time. Crows 16.21.117 K Tippett 4 M Jaensch 3 T Walker 2 I Maric B Vince G Johncock P Dangerfield J Griffin N van Berlo R Henderson
11.7.73 Demons M Bate 4 B Green 2 C Bruce 2 L Dunn 2 N Jetta
For Collingwood, Dane Swan was busy around the ground, while Henry O’Brien marshalled the defence. Ruckman Darren Jolly was also solid against his old club. Collingwood coach Mick Malthouse became just the third man to bring up 800 VFL/AFL games as a player or coach, joining Jock McHale and Kevin Sheedy, with a win that helped the Magpies cement a spot in the top four. It was also the Pies’ ninth straight win over Sydney, who haven’t beaten Collingwood since a one-point triumph in 2005. final quarter to kill off the Demons’ resistance. Adelaide key forward Kurt Tippett found form, kicking four goals, in what has been an otherwise disappointing year for the talented big man. Also prominent for the Crows were Graeme Johncock and veteran Simon Goodwin, who set up wave after wave of attack from the half-back line. For the Demons, Matthew Bate provided a target but had no support, while young guns Jack Trengove and Tom Scully continued to improve, both lads producing strong displays.
SAINTS In last year’s Grand Final, the Saints were left bemoaning missed chances, with their small forwards particularly wasteful. This time around, the Saints crumbers were on song, with Adam Schneider busy early and then pivotal in the second-half surge.
THE LADDER Team Cats Saints Magpies Dockers Bulldogs Blues Swans Hawks Roos Bombers Lions Power Demons Crows Eagles Tigers
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W L D 10 3 0 10 3 0 9 3 1 9 4 0 8 5 0 7 6 0 7 6 0 7 6 0 7 6 0 5 8 0 5 8 0 5 8 0 4 9 1 4 9 0 3 10 0 3 10 0
% 149 127 126 118 130 110 107 103 84 89 88 82 88 83 78 71
PTS 40 40 38 36 32 28 28 28 28 20 20 20 18 16 12 12
ON THE BOX FRIDAY 10.30am ESPN HAWKS V BULLDOGS
SATURDAY 10.30am ESPN CROWS V BOMBERS
Other Round 14 games Blues v Lions, Dockers v Power, Magpies v Eagles, Cats v Roos, Tigers v Swans, Saints v Demons
Adelaide notched their fourth win of the season, proving too strong for Melbourne. The Crows set up the victory with five goals in the second quarter, and then held the Demons at bay in the second half. Melbourne rallied briefly in the third quarter, adding five goals to one to close the margin to 25 points at the last change. But the Crows came again, piling on six goals in the
final quarter – they added one of their own and that was enough for last year’s runners-up to record an impressive win over the side that narrowly beat them in the decider. In the continued absence of superstar centrehalf forward and captain Nick Riewoldt, the Saints were valiantly led by Lenny Hayes and Nick Dal Santo through the middle. They also enjoyed a surprisingly important contribution from Jack Steven, a 20-year-old playing his fourth senior game, who booted three goals in ten minutes during the crucial third term.
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Kiwi Shane Smeltz controls the ball
All Whites miss out New Zealand 0
The All Whites’ fairytale run in soccer’s World Cup came to an end last week with a 0-0 draw with Paraguay. The match in Polokwane was a largely pedestrian affair before keeper Mark Paston was called on to make a series of late saves as Paraguay upped the tempo. The result meant New Zealand left South Africa undefeated after earlier draws with Slovakia and Italy – a superb achievement that Australia 2 Cahill 69, Holman 73
v 1 Serbia Pantelic 84
Australia ended their World Cup campaign by winning back some respectability, outlasting Serbia in a frenetic second half. Australia finished equal with Ghana on four points behind Germany, but missed out on second place and qualification due to goal difference. The Socceroos ground their way into the contest through sheer heart, before finding a route to goal when Tim Cahill headed home South Africa 2 Khumalo 20, Mphela 37
1 France Malouda 70
a Luke Wilkshire cross in the 69th minute. Just four minutes later, substitute Brett Holman produced his second goal in consecutive World Cup matches, his stunning long-range strike from midfield prompting Aussies to imagine an unlikely passage into the next stage. Australia needed either more goals or for Germany to thrash Ghana in the other match, but neither eventuated and their hopes faded when Mark Schwarzer failed to deal with a low Zoran Tosic cross, allowing Serbian striker Marko Pantelic to tap in from close range. in his hands. Worse was to come for France when Bafana Bafana doubled their lead on 37 minutes, Katlego Mphela poking the ball past Hugo Lloris after France failed to clear. France threw on Florent Malouda for Andre Pierre Gignac at the start of the second half but, with Steven Pienaar directing play from midfield, the momentum was South Africa’s. France scored through Florent Malouda on 70 minutes, making Bafana Bafana’s task almost impossible – the French then took the sting out of the game despite being a man down.
Tim Cahill AUSTRALIA Underlining his status as Australia’s most important player, Cahill was tightly marked all night by Serbia. But it didn’t stop the Everton midfielder turning in a quality performance, getting free long enough to score with a trademark header that gave the Socceroos the lead.
Bafana “ has turned
the corner. The World Cup has been an amazing tournament for all of us. It helped make me a better player
South African star Steve Pienaar on his side’s bright future.
Roared on by a passionate crowd, South Africa took the lead on 20 minutes when Bongani Khumalo rose highest to head in a corner kick, sparking scenes of euphoria among the fans. The contest took a dramatic turn during the first half when Yoann Gourcuff was sent off for using his elbow against MacBeth Sibaya. The incident prompted beleaguered French coach Raymond Domenech to bury his head
few would have predicted before the start of the tournament. Following a sedate opening to the first competitive encounter between the two countries, Kiwi striker Shane Smeltz provided some encouragement for the All Whites when he cut past three defenders and fired wide. However, it was to be New Zealand’s only shot in a dull first half. New Zealand tried to lift the pace in the second half – Simon Elliott was just wide with a snap shot – but they failed to create enough genuine openings throughout.
Socceroos skipper Lucas Neill rues the 4-0 loss to Germany.
Lowy praises Verbeek
“It has been a success. We were first to qualify and we nearly made it,” Lowy said. “He left Australia in a good state.” However, Lowy indicated Australia would likely end their run of Dutch coaches – after Verbeek and Guus Hiddink before him – saying the new manager would be one who had coached at this year’s World Cup. “Australia is a great team and it’s a great place and we’ll find a good coach. We’ve had two coaches who have come from Holland but we are not looking for what nationality they are, but how they will
reid to gunners? English Premier League club Arsenal is rumoured to be among the suitors for All Whites defender Winston Reid, one of the stand-out New Zealand players during the World Cup. Reid, 20, scored with a header against Slovakia and proved an agile and athletic right back alongside Ryan Nelsen.
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suit us,” Lowy said. “Let me say this: is the coach coming from the 31 countries that are here? Yes.” Lowy would not reveal any more but his words have condensed the field, with Cameroon manager Paul Le Guen and former England coach Sven Goran Eriksson, who is in charge of Ivory Coast, tipped as front-runners.
veterans look to 2014 Tim Cahill and Harry Kewell have pledged themselves to Australia’s 2014 World Cup campaign now that the Socceroos’ 2010 World Cup campaign has ended. Both players say they can continue their international careers into their mid-30s and will keep playing for their country if picked.
All Whites keen to keep Herbert
All Whites coach Ricki Herbert has indicated he is unlikely to return to the next World Cup as New Zealand manager, but Kiwi powerbrokers hope to persuade him otherwise. Following the All Whites’ deflating 0-0 draw with Paraguay which ended their campaign in South Africa, Herbert was positive about the country’s future in the sport but signalled he might not be leading the way in 2014. “I think when you look at the team, 85 percent of them can go on to the 2014 programme and there are not a lot of sides that are in that position,” he said. “The future looks extremely bright for this team. It will be the next coach’s job to look and find and see what they think.” However, New Zealand Football chairman Frank Van
Hattum told Radio New Zealand that he and Herbert had a “handshake agreement” for the next World Cup. “The one thing about Ricki is he’s passionate about New Zealand. He’s shown that. He’s expressed a huge desire to be involved to take the team to 2014,” Van Hattum said. “He wants to take the team forward … he’s already been told, if he wants to do that part-time in the next couple of years, we will facilitate that.” Speculation about Herbert’s role follows reports he has been approached to coach other countries, having made a major impression with the unfancied New Zealand side. Indeed, Van Hattum admitted he could not rule out Herbert being enticed to coach overseas by the lure of a multimillion-dollar deal.
Aussie striker Josh Kennedy has criticised Pim Verbeek for the tactics and selections that led to the side’s 4-0 loss to Germany. “We lost 4-0 so obviously those tactics and that game plan didn’t work,” Kennedy said. He also thinks Verbeek erred by leaving him out against Germany.
bafana need coach Locals Pitso Mosimane and Gavin Hunt are vying to succeed Brazilian Carlos Alberto Parreira as South Africa coach. Parreira’s tenure ended with South Africa’s elimination from the World Cup, and the Brazlian has publicly backed Mosimane for the post.
saffas look to 2012 Bafana Bafana have set their sights on conquering the continent by regaining the African Nations Cup in 2012. President of the SA Football Association, Kirsten Nematandani claimed: “We showed against France Bafana are ready to become a big team again in Africa.”
hester whistles on Kiwi ref Mike Hester’s World Cup adventure continued into the knock-out stages when he oversaw Saturday’s second-round match between USA and Ghana. Hester became the first Kiwi to referee a World Cup match when he took charge of South Korea v Greece.
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Following Australia’s exit from the World Cup, Football Federation Australia (FFA) boss Frank Lowy claimed Pim Verbeek had been a success as manager, while also promising to recruit an experienced international coach to replace him.
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“Italy were able to replace Simone Pepe of Udinese with World Cup winner Mauro Camoranesi of Juventus at half-time. The All Whites, instead, brought on bank clerk Andy Barron.” Aussie journo Tony Smith sums up the wonder of the Kiwis’ draw against Italy. “Who is the whistleblower? If it’s true put a face to it. Let’s put some substance to it if it’s true.” Braith Anasta responds to allegations of drug use at the Sydney Roosters. “I’ll tell you point, straight blank – they are coconuts. I don’t respect them for that.” Anthony Mundine attacks those who are ‘black on the outside but white on the inside’. “Have a look at our headto-heads and see who has got the bragging rights. Test cricket, one-day cricket and Twenty20 cricket. Tell me who has the bragging rights.” Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting (below) when asked if the Poms will have bragging rights should they win the current ODI series.
If Australia expected their dominance over England in the 50-over game to continue unfettered, they had a rude shock last week when England vaulted to an early lead in the fivematch series on the back of two convincing wins.
In the series opener in Southampton, England won by four wickets, comfortably chasing down Australia’s total of 267 thanks to an unbeaten century from Eoin Morgan. In Cardiff, England restricted Australia to 7-239 from 50 overs, and knocked that total off – again with four wickets in hand, again with Morgan top-scoring. Depending on the result of the third ODI in Manchester, played on Sunday, the series could be already decided by the time it arrives in London for the final two hit-outs. Hoping to bolster a bowling attack that has looked fairly toothless against England’s
England’s Eoin Morgan has been tormenting Australia
middle order, Australia called express paceman Shaun Tait into the squad to replace injured off-spinner Nathan Hauritz, who looks set to also miss next month’s Test series against Pakistan.
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HILFENHAUS IN TEST SQUAD Australian fast bowler Ben Hilfenhaus has been named in the 14-man squad for next month’s two-Test series against Pakistan. Hilfenhaus, 27, has been sidelined since last November with knee soreness but joins youngsters Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja as notable inclusions in the squad.
Hewitt survives first week Australian Lleyton Hewitt stormed into the fourth round of Wimbledon at the end of last week, posting a commanding 6-3 7-6 (11-9) 6-4 win over Frenchman Gael Monfils. Hewitt delivered a grasscourt clinic against Monfils, conceding just 18 points in his first 15 service games to strangle his talented opponent. Monfils, 23, pushed back hard in the second set, but Hewitt withstood the pressure in the tiebreak to establish a handy two-set lead before rolling home in the third. Fourth seed Novak Djokovic awaits Hewitt in the next
round, but the Australian believes he is well-placed to upset the Serb. “If I go out there and play the way that I’ve been playing and hitting the ball, I can give him a run for his money,” Hewitt said. “I always go out there and give myself a chance. I guess in the pecking order here, out of the top four guys, Novak is probably the fourth out of those top-four guys on grass right at the moment. “Roger and Rafa are the two main guys, so I’m going to go out there and take it to him and see what I’ve got.”
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A REMODELLED ATTACK If Australia has been in a rebuilding phase in Test cricket, then the first shoots of recovery have been observed in the 50over format over the past year. Paradoxically, that period of success has not coincided with the side being particularly settled. In fact, Australia has been forced to rotate their personnel extensively, making their consistency all the more remarkable. “It’s allowed us to get exposure into a few guys,” Ponting says. “Guys like Ryan Harris, Doug Bollinger, and Clint McKay. Those guys have now got a fair bit of cricket behind them – they’ve got a fair
The Ashes is “ probably on all of our minds a bit ” bit of experience. They know what the one-day game’s all about – they know what international cricket is all about.” Indeed, it is the bowling attack that has undergone the most hasty reconstruction, but it’s held up well. Bollinger, Harris and McKay didn’t play a game between them when Australia smashed England 6-1 in the seven-match series following last year’s Ashes, but they now form the frontline pace attack in the absence of the injured Mitchell Johnson. “I think the important thing is that those guys haven’t tried to do too much. They’ve come in and done their own thing,” Clarke says. “That’s something we’re big on in the Australian side – have faith in your own game and find a way to adapt to international cricket. We haven’t seen Bollinger or McKay try to bowl like Johnson or Glenn McGrath. They’ve come in and prepared the way they would for their states and had good results.”
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he five-match ODI series between Australia and England began in London last week and it’s already rich with subtext. There’s a World Cup less than a year away and, of course, a little urn to be recovered come November. As two great sporting rivals circle each other, searching for chinks in the armour, Australian skipper Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke, the man destined to succeed him, have their eyes set firmly on immediate success, but also on the challenges waiting further down the track.
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We’ve got “ a skilful group of players ” sooner than it did with our Test side – that’s probably why our 50-overs cricket has been a bit more consistent.” It’s not the first time that, leading into a World Cup, Australia has jettisoned experienced players. Gone are Brett Lee, Nathan Bracken and Stuart Clark, while Andrew Symonds misplaced his career at the bottom of a pint glass. David Hussey and Adam Voges don’t seem to be needed. Crucially, Australia has confronted these departures by investing in youth. Off-spinning all-rounder Steve Smith will get plenty of opportunities, while Tim Paine has provided capable cover for Brad Haddin, and David Warner and Shaun Marsh have both staked claims as openers. In the opening match of the series, 19year-old fast bowler Josh Hazelwood made his debut, becoming Australia’s youngest ever ODI representative. “We couldn’t be happier with where we’re at for the World Cup,” Clarke says. “The line-up has changed around a fair bit
because blokes keep getting injured, but it’s not a bad problem to have.” “It’s definitely important to bring those young guys through and the thing to remember … is that we all made our way, we all got our chance somehow.”
THE MARCH HAS BEGUN The shadow on the horizon is the Ashes and, after a galling loss less than 12 months ago, the Aussies are itching for their chance to get revenge. “We’re definitely looking forward to it,” Clarke says with wry determination. “I have some great memories of the 200607 series and I know the public back home is really looking forward to it. That said, one thing I’ve learnt in this game is that, if you look too far ahead, you’ll be back playing club cricket before you know it.” Ponting is more forthcoming – it’s going to be a long six months and the powder is still dry in the war that accompanies every Ashes series, but there’s no doubt that the drums are beating and the march has begun. “Whenever there is a big series coming up, the build-up starts a fair way out,” Ponting says, “and for the Ashes it’s already started. It is probably on all of our minds a little bit. It’s exciting for the game – there’s nothing bigger as far as I’m concerned than an Ashes series and, when it’s in Australia as well and we need to win it back, it adds a little more to it. “I’m expecting the guys to be in exactly the same frame of mind as they were for the return bout last time. From now until the Ashes are over in the middle of January, everything we do will have some sort of focus on the Ashes series. There will be no excuses for us come late November.”
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World Cup. It may be the last 50-over tournament of its kind, surely heightening Australia’s desire to win a remarkable fourth-straight title. “We’ve got a pretty good idea about how our squad will look at the World Cup. We’ve got a very skilful group of players who can adapt to conditions well,” Ponting says. “The transition has happened more quickly in ODIs, and came around much
Australians like their Test captains with a side of grim resolve and while Ponting has copped his share of criticism over the years, there’s no doubt he has the requisite street-fighting qualities. Perhaps unfairly, Clarke has suffered by comparison. Where Ponting projects a dour forcefulness, all bristle and hard edges, Clarke is more personable, possessed of a lighter touch and a likeable chattiness. Of course, this doesn’t mean Clarke will not prosper when he takes over the captaincy. For Clarke’s part, although he has been earmarked for captaincy from his Test debut in 2004, he refuses to even discuss the possibility of replacing Ponting. But surely he’s thought about it? “Absolutely not,” Clarke responds flatly to the familiar question. “And it’s great to have the skipper back because we’re a much better side with him in it. Ricky’s had a bit of a break and he’s hitting the ball beautifully. I think that, between now and the end of the year, we’re going to see him in as good a form as ever.” With a forward defensive shot like that, Clarke should be opening the batting.
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BACK ON TOP Injuries threatened to derail his career but Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has bounced back spectacularly WORDS TOM STURROCK
t has been a remarkable turnaround for Australian all-rounder Shane Watson. He’s gone from being an injury-ravaged fringe player, whose potential seemed destined to go unfulfilled, to opening batsman in Australia’s Test and ODI sides, winning the 2010 Allan Border Medal earlier this year. The surprising selection of Watson as opener during last year’s Ashes saw him turn the corner. He’s since cemented the opening berth in all forms of the game and hasn’t looked back. “At the moment, every day is like the best of my life – I’ve had a great run over the past 12 months but there was a time when I never thought I’d get here,” Watson says. “Where I am now – it seemed a long way off when I was struggling.”
HOW’S THAT FOR OPENERS? Watson’s promotion to the top of the order has been a spectacular success. In Test cricket, he averages 54 at the top and, in ODIs, 45 when opening. Was a move up the order inevitable? “No – no way. I never saw myself as an opening batsman at all,” the 29-year-old admits, almost sheepishly. “I always thought I’d bat at three or four. But saying that, now that I bat there, I can see how it really suits my game and I actually can’t see myself batting anywhere else. “Opening allows me to go out there with a clear head – I don’t worry about what’s happened earlier in the innings or what’s coming after – I start from scratch and just try to take on the bowlers and hopefully build a good platform for the rest of the innings, which is really important,” Watson says.
GOING ONE BETTER For Watson, the next challenges include finding a way to improve on his brilliant past 12 months and, of course, reclaiming the Ashes at the end of the year. “With the ball, it’s about fulfilling a role and supporting the other guys,” Watson says. “For me, the really important thing is scoring runs at the top of the order and really setting up a big total.” “Every kid who wants to play for Australia wants to play in an Ashes series – and certainly, when I played in three Tests last year, it was the highlight of my career. But, as professionals, we’ve got to be able to shut that out and focus on the cricket that’s coming up.”
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SADDLE UP The Tour de France is upon us. Here’s everything you need to know about one of the world’s most iconic sporting events WORDS TOM STURROCK
his weekend, the world’s most prestigious cycling race kicks off in the Netherlands – over the next three weeks, riders will climb high into the Pyrenees before descending to the home straight in Paris. It’s a remarkable test of endurance that is never short of drama and never fails to captivate.
THE HISTORY The Tour was first staged in 1903, conceived by a fledgling daily sports paper, called L’Auto, to outsell its competition. The editor, Henri Desgrange, announced the race would “send out over France those tough and uncomplicated sowers of strength, the great professional roadsters”. THE FORMAT The Tour de France takes place over 20 stages – including six agonising mountain
races – plus an opening prologue. In all, riders will travel more than 3500km. This year, the cyclists will represent one of 22 privately owned teams, which ride as a unit and try to help their best riders by pacing and providing slipstreams.
THE JERSEYS The yellow jersey is what it’s all about. That’s the general classification, for the rider who has the overall lowest time. The green jersey goes to the points leader – determined by the order in which riders finish stages. There is a polka dot jersey for whoever does best on the mountains, a white jersey for an outstanding young rider and the prix de la combativité, an award for the most aggressive cycling. THE CONTENDERS Australia and New Zealand are set to be well represented in this year’s race – the
Aussie contingent will be led by veteran Robbie McEwen and two-time runner-up Cadel Evans (pictured left), while the Kiwis will be fronted by Hayden Roulston, Julian Dean and Greg Henderson. The 27-year-old Spaniard Alberto Contador is the favourite, having won the general classification in 2007 and 2009.
THE CONTROVERSY Even in the earliest days of the competition, riders took painkillers to help them get through the race, often using alcohol or ether. By the 1990s, however, doping had become more advanced, with erythropoietin – known as EPO – designed to increase red cell production in anaemia sufferers – a favourite among drug-takers. Since then, doping has remained a perennial issue. In 1998, the Festina team were implicated in widespread, co-ordinated drug-taking while seventime winner Lance Armstrong has been dogged by doping allegations. In 2006, winner Floyd Landis was stripped of his title and banned for two years after failing a drug test.
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After hunting down a bargain holiday, women throw caution to the wind when it comes to their wardrobes, The Clothes Show London has found. Apparently, women spend an average £200 more on holiday items than on the trip itself, and 15 hours on a pre-holiday makeover.
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I’ve lived in the UK on an ancestry visa for five years and I am in the process of applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain. I’ve heard that in July 2011, conditions for applying for a British passport will change. Will these have an impact on someone who has Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) or if they are applying for ILR after five years on an ancestry visa?
The changes to the rules for British Citizenship probably won’t affect you as they should only come into play in July 2011, by which time you would have completed 12 months as a permanent resident. Whenever
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Go hunting for ghosts and ghouls in the haunted English city of York
WORDS JANINE KELSO
ogged up in a black top hat and dark cloak, our ghost tour guide Ewan signals for us to be silent as the bells of gothic cathedral York Minster begin to chime at 7.30pm. “I’m going to tell you macabre tales of beheaded noblemen and murdered orphans’ spirits said to be wandering the streets of York,” he says with a glint in his eye.
Gothic: York Minster
GHOST DOG Looming above us is the Minster, a beast of a building that took a staggering 252 years to construct. Ewan tells us that the cathedral is thought to be haunted by
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MOST HAUNTED Branded the most haunted city in Europe, York’s shadowy snickleways, narrow winding alleyways and historic buildings are thought to be awash with things that go bump in the night. York’s spooky reputation is unsurprising when you consider its turbulent past. Invaded by Vikings and ravaged by the Great Plague, York’s history dates back to 71 AD when it was founded by the Romans.
SHORT BREAK GET SPOOKED YORK’S GHOSTLY ATTRACTIONS ■ YORK DUNGEON: Guy Fawkes, who
was born in York, and legendary highwayman Dick Turpin, who was executed in York for theft, play a starring role in this actor-led gorefest. The damage: £14.30. See: thedungeons.com.
■ THE TREASURER’S HOUSE: Join a cellar tour of what is thought to be the most haunted building in Britain and hear the spooky tale of how an apprentice plumber saw a ghostly crew of Roman soldiers in 1953. The damage: Cellar tour is £2.20. See: nationaltrust.org.uk/main/ w-treasurershouseyork.
■ HAUNTED: Visitors reportedly heard eerie screeching from the attic during an audio tour of this 700-year-old creeky house. When it featured on Most Haunted, the crew ran out screaming. The damage: £9. See: hauntedhouseyork.co.uk.
“There you go dear. Have a good day at the office now”
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the spirit of a dog, whose muffled barking has been heard by people walking through the cathedral’s south doors. According to legend, a little pooch called Seamus was bricked up inside the building’s walls in the third century by stonemasons who took a dislike to the dog’s owner. Now he’s believed to still be desperately calling out to his owner.
LIGHTNING STRIKES But the Minster’s stormy history isn’t limited to ancient times. Three days after the consecration of the controversial David Jenkins as Bishop of Durham in 1984, a lightning bolt struck the Minster, starting a serious fire and prompting rumours that this was divine intervention showing its disapproval about the appointment. SAD TODDLERS As we’re led through the city’s atmospheric streets, we pass by a Tudor
69 It was a real shambles, but they thought ‘what the heck’ York
house, haunted by a lonely toddler whose parents were slowly killed by the Plague; and former slum districts, where the ghosts of rag-clad orphans have been spotted, murdered by the man who was supposed to care for them.
BIT OF A SHAMBLES We finish our tour in The Shambles, a cobbled street that snakes its way through the centre of town. Lined with butchers’ shops in medieval times, its pavements were once a mess of “goats’ kneecaps and chickens’ lips”. Although the butchers have long since been replaced with stylish trinket shops and cute cafés, the undead are still thought to be stalking the street, which is flanked by two graveyards. The street’s most infamous apparition is the Headless Earl of Northumberland, Thomas Percey, who was executed for treason in York after plotting against Elizabeth I. Beheaded in 1572 and his head stuck on a large spike above the city’s walls, it was eventually buried in the churchyard of Holy Trinity church in Goodramgate on one side of the Shambles. Unfortunately, his body was buried in the other graveyard. The Earl’s headless body, dressed in fine Elizabethan garb, has been spotted staggering between the graves, searching for his mislaid head.
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WHEN TO GO Any time. GETTING THERE Travel to York by rail with East Coast Trains (eastcoast.co.uk). Fares cost from £20 return and the journey takes about two hours. GETTING AROUND York is easily explored on foot. GOING OUT A pint of beer costs about £2.30. ACCOMMODATION A private room in the Dean Court Hotel (01904 625082; deancourt-york.co.uk) costs from £105. SEE visityork.org or call 01904 550099 for your free guide on where to stay and what to do in York. New for 2010 is the Yorkshire Pass which offers you entry to more than 70 visitor attractions. A one-day pass is £28. See yorkshirepass.com.
» Janine Kelso went on the Ghost Trail (01904 633276; ghosttrail.co.uk), which starts every night at 7.30pm from the Minster’s West Door
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Vienna, with its splendid architecture and heritage, is one of the most magnificent cities in the world. Take in the wide collection of museums, galleries and concert halls before chilling out in the atmospheric bars, taverns and cafés, and you’ve got the makings of a wonderful stay.
HEADLINE ATTRACTION The heart of Vienna is crammed with majestic buildings, stately palaces, churches and parks. The best way to (quickly) soak it all up is to jump on a tram and do a lap of the Ringstrasse (ring) – the series of roads running in a circle around the centre of Vienna. St Stephen’s Cathedral dominates the middle thanks to a massive spire and grand interior.
BEST OF THE REST Schloss Schönbrunn, the palace that was Marie Antoinette’s childhood home, is a microcosm of Vienna – touching on many of the things for which the city is famed. Learn about its royal inhabitants, baroque exterior and the rococo excesses of its
interior. You can also visit the room Napoleon is said to have slept in when he inhabited the palace in 1805 and 1809, and the famed Spiegelsaal (Hall of Mirrors) where a six-year-old Mozart performed. Outside, there are some spectacular gardens and the world’s oldest zoo (founded in 1752). Vienna is the place to soak up a memorable evening of high-art, even if it’s not normally your cup of tea. As for the museums and galleries, unless you’ve got ages, pick a couple from the plethora and do them in-depth.
CHOW DOWN Vienna’s contribution to global cuisine is the king of hearty foods: wiener schnitzel (below). Meat covered in breadcrumbs then fried
may not sound too appetising, but done well, it’s delicious.
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WHEN TO GO Any time, but book ahead for visits in July, August or near Christmas. GETTING THERE EasyJet fl ies direct to Vienna from London for about £60 return. VISAS South Africans need a Schengen visa. CURRENCY Euro. 1 GBP = 1.21 EUR. LANGUAGE Austrian-German. GETTING AROUND The Vienna Metro is fast and frequent. For cheap travel, buy a 24-hour travelcard. Trams are a speedy way of getting across the centre of town. GOING OUT ¤5 for a beer. ACCOMMODATION Dorm beds cost from ¤17 a night or private rooms cost from ¤40.
Head out to the Prater amusement park and climb on board the Riesenrad (Ferris wheel). This 65m tall ride is not hugely thrilling – unless you’re scared of heights or rickety old structures – but it’s a movie star (see The Living Daylights or The Third Man) and a history lesson in one. Built in 1897 to mark the Golden Jubilee of Emperor Franz Josef I, the structure was damaged by bombs in World War II but rose triumphantly to rotate once more, thus symbolising the reconstruction of Vienna.
TRY THE LOCAL TIPPLE Coffee houses are a local speciality, offering tasty cakes to enjoy with a cup of coffee, and a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere.
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MIRACLE ESCAPE The pretty market town of Madaba makes a great base to explore the region’s ancient biblical sites WORDS ALISON GRINTER
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MOSAICS AND MIRACLES By day we explore the town’s Byzantineera mosaics, first discovered in the 1800s –
though some are still being unearthed as we speak. They are dotted all over town, the most fascinating being a sixth century mosaic map of the Holy Land, located in St George’s Greek Orthodox Church. Here we also check out the icon depicting the Virgin Mary’s spooky third blue hand, which ‘miraculously’ appeared one day in 1976, much to the astonishment of the locals. All mosaic-ed out, it’s time to hit the shops to haggle over Madaba’s famous multi-coloured carpets and rugs, often better value than those you can get in Amman. By night we drink cheap beer, eat excellent mezze (hummus, baba ganoush and flatbreads) at one of the local restaurants and end up partying with
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rankly, we’re happy to bypass hot and sweaty Amman. Derided by one local writer as having “all the squalor of a city without the glamour”, Jordan’s capital is not without its draws. But we already saw the Citadel and Roman Theatre when we flew in, so stopping in nearby MuslimChristian market town of Madaba before flying home makes sense. And what a great little town Madaba is. Chilled out, compact and so ancient that it gets a mention in the Old Testament, it has a strong Christian presence – about one third of the population – so we have the curious experience of being woken up by the call to prayer and church bells.
SHORT BREAK NEED TO KNOW
a group of local women who have left their husbands at home.
Petra Wadi Rum
GO EXPLORING Only 30 miles south of Amman, Madaba is an easy schlep to the airport and an ideal base from which to explore: 1. THE DEAD SEA Thanks to its high salinity levels, being in the Dead Sea is like lounging in a big watery beanbag. Try jumping in a pool afterwards to feel the difference in buoyancy (you’ll feel very heavy indeed). 2. JERUSALEM From here, you must pass through the Israeli-occupied West Bank via the King Hussein Bridge to reach the holiest city. Expect to see a lot of heavy duty security as this is still a politically sensitive area. 3. BETHANY-BEYOND-THE-JORDAN This archaeological site, made up of wells, caves and baptismal pools, is where Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist and was partly discovered by activists clearing landmines.
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4. MOUNT NEBO Arguably the single most important biblical site in Jordan where, after 40 years of wandering aimlessly through the desert with the Israelites in tow, a relieved Moses spied the Promised Land across the Jordan River (presumably he didn’t have a hazy day, like we did).
» Alison Grinter travelled to Jordan with On The Go Tours (onthegotours.com). Their tours include the six-day Passage to Petra for £499 and the Totally Jordan eight-day tour at £679
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MUST-SEE JORDAN SIGHTS ■ PETRA The Rose City was settled by the Nabataean tribe 2000 years ago and is the jewel in Jordan’s crown.
■ THE KING’S HIGHWAY The road from the Dead Sea to Petra passes through remote villages and monuments.
■ AQABA Diving is the past-time du jour at this Red Sea resort.
■ WADI RUM Go native like Lawrence of Arabia and enjoy the desert atop a camel and sleep in tents Bedouin style.
AMMAN Mount Nebo
WHEN TO GO Summers can be stifling and winters can be cold, so spring (March-May) and autumn (SeptemberNovember) are the best times to visit. GETTING THERE BMI (flybmi.com) flies direct from London Heathrow to Amman. Flights take around six hours. Madaba is 30 miles south of Amman and only half an hour from Queen Alia International Airport, so it makes a good alternative place to stay. GETTING AROUND Minibuses from the bus station on the King’s Highway (10 minutes walk from town centre) will get you to most sights outside Madaba, though to go further you may need to change at Amman, 40 minutes away by bus. If minibuses prove too sporadic you can hire private taxis fairly cheaply. VISAS All foreign visitors require a visa, which can be obtained at the border or Amman Airport for 15 JOD. CURRENCY Jordanian dinars. 1 GBP = 1.06 JOD. LANGUAGE Arabic, but English is spoken. GOING OUT Alcohol can be expensive. Expect to pay around 3.50-4 JOD for a beer and even more for house wine. ACCOMMODATION Madaba has a range of hotels to suit all budgets. SEE visitjordan.com.
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WINNER FESTIVAL OF HOLI, PHALGUN PURNIMA Ronan Gallagher, Lahinch, Ireland
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This shot totally encapsulates the spiritual nature of the festival with the rays of light bursting from the top of the frame and radiating out over the outstretched hands. The sea of heads that fills the foreground and bottom of the frame is enough to suggest the crowded atmosphere. There is an
irresistible feeling of being drawn upwards with the strong leading diagonals and concentric circles. An excellent shot of festival fever. HOT TIP: Rays of light will always bring a spiritual atmosphere to any scene. Get the dawn sun bursting through trees or the morning light streaming through church windows
for truly heavenly shots. » Ronan wins a three-day tour of Scotland for two valued at £198 from Haggis Adventures (01315 57 9393; haggisadventures.com)
sense of irrepressible movement sweeping through the scene. By filling the whole frame and cropping out the horizon, Melissa has added to the claustrophobic atmosphere. HOT TIP: To enhance the feeling of a crowded space try shooting on the long
lens. This can make people appear closer together and really fill the frame. » Melissa wins a photography course from Nigel Wilson Photography (020 7793 8664; photographycourses.org.uk) valued at £60
RUNNER-UP OPENING CEREMONY, PAMPLONA Melissa Raudnask, Ontario, Canada Shots taken of crowds from above at events always reveal great patterns. The red waving banners in this picture have formed huge, billowing curves, which really add to the
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If you’re TIP OF adventurous THE WEEK and want to be rewarded with amazing scenery and history, head to Northern Peru, which gets surprisingly few tourists. From Huarez, you can arrange treks in the nearby Cordillera Blanca, which has turquoise glacial lakes and ice-capped peaks. Visit the charming city of Trujillo for tasty cheap food in wonderfully quaint restaurants.
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I have to get from NYC to Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, but I don’t want to just hire a car. I’ve got seven days so I plan to get the train to Portland, take a ferry to Yarmouth in Nova Scotia then cover the 300 miles between Yarmouth and Cape Breton. How easy would it be to walk or cycle this? Lauren, via email
Congratulations to your friends and I hope you buy them a drink. You should, to thank them for giving you an excuse to visit Morocco and explore a little. Once the nuptials are out of the way you’ve got a few choices. Many would opt for lounging around the pool, then taking a few days to see the Atlas Mountains gorges, the sand dunes at Erg Chebbi and the mud-brick kasbah at Aït Benhaddou. Others would opt for lounging round the pool then heading west to the gorgeous and laid-back town of Essaouira, where you can windsurf, check out the hip arts scene and eat some superb seafood. Both have merits, but I’d propose instead heading north to Casablanca, up the coast to Rabat and then inland to Meknes, Roman Volubilis and finally Fez. In doing so you’ll see the big-ticket highlights of Morocco and leave a little for next time. Most people who go to Morocco tend to end up having a next time or two. Maybe you should make it a double that you buy the bride and groom.
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I like letters from people like Lauren, who sees a 300 mile gap in her plans and decides the logical thing to do is to walk it. You’ll need a little more than a week to walk 300 miles, but on a bicycle you could cover this. The main problem you’d have is to do the whole thing on a bike, or take your bike on the train. For some sections of the route you’d need to be self-sufficient, too. You could get a bus to Halifax from Yarmouth, which would get you some of the way, but you’re eventually going to be dependent on a car, or doing as you suggest and hopping on a bike. If you did cycle, the south shore is the pretty bit, but also the well-visited part. My suggestion: compromise on a car for the last stretch for two days, and use public transport and hired bikes for the rest. Atlanticcanadacycling.com has details on cycling on Cape Breton Island itself, which is a bit of a treat. Oh, and parts of the north shore and routes around Halifax are big, busy roads: avoid.
My friends are getting married in Morocco next June in Marrakesh and we will be with the wedding party for a few days. However, we are thinking of extending our stay to a week or more – where would you recommend going? Michelle, via email
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Free festival in Brighton More than 1000 people are expected to flock to Brighton’s seafront on July 3-4 to take part in Paddle Round the Pier, floating on an eclectic flotilla of vessels. Last year, Europe’s biggest free beach and watersports festival saw participants circle the West Pier on surfboards, kayaks, canoes and bits of carpet, as well as a Thunderbird powerboat, an enchanted island and a mini tennis court. Adventure seekers can also have a go at windsurfing,
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thanks to its value for money tickets, friendly cabin staff and baggage allowances. Aer Lingus came second, followed by Air Malta. In the long-haul category, Air New Zealand claimed the top spot, scoring 86 per cent, impressing travellers with its cleanliness, food and drink and in-flight entertainment. South African Airways was the least popular, scoring just 37 per cent overall. Which? also compared the cost of travelling by train from London to the capital’s major airports. The Heathrow Express charged customers the most, costing passengers £1.22 per mile during its journey from London Paddington to Heathrow Airport, while the Southern Trains’ service from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport was the best value for money at 44p per mile.
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tomato Get caked in red fruit with thousands of other revellers at one of the
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heap Primarni plimsolls. Check. Triple clasp, cross back, manproof sports bra. Check. Hermetically sealed valuables shoved snuggly in crop top. Check. Quick dry bike shorts, check. Prepared to fight my corner with blood – the blood of an overripe tomato – and the conviction of Napoleon’s army. Check!
EPIC FOOD FIGHT This is war by tomato, and I, along with 30,000 other tourists have descended on the bite-sized town of Buñol to engage in an off-the-wall battle known as La Tomatina. The objective is to hurl yourself into the biggest food fight you’ll ever see
and scone the bastards that scone you, if you can single out the culprits in a containment awash with Gazpacho, that is.
PAINT THE TOWN RED The last Wednesday of August is red letter day in sleepy Buñol. It jolts to life when a population four times its usual count surges through its narrow streets, lured by the promise of mayhem from 125,000kg ripe Extremaduran tomatoes. Unlike most European festivals, La Tomatina is not an event steeped in history. It began in 1994 and no one knows how. Theories suggest it originated as a pie fight among friends, a juvenile
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class war, or a practical joke on a bad musician. The most popular view, however, is that disgruntled townspeople attacked city councillors with tomatoes during a town celebration. Whatever the origin, I’ve never painted a town quite literally so red. Early in the fight WAITING GAME Buñol’s welcoming locals are well rehearsed. The charming old town, with its tall whitewashed houses squaring off narrow cobblestone streets, goes into lockdown. Around Plaza del Pueblo, doors are bolted, windows are fastened and friends and families cram onto balconies or rooftops, well clear of the carnage about to unfold beneath them. The entire facades of their houses are blanketed with plastic sheets. It’s a telling sign of just how messy this curious little festival is about to get. From 8am pilgrims begin to pour downhill from the train station into the heart of town, past peddlers of goggles, and small camps of dancing, boozing The aftermat h Spaniards who have clearly been up all night, and past the wiry old señor sat in a wheelchair with his inflatable ladyfriend (he’s a regular). The crowds, locals and GET A GOOD SOAKING tourists alike, are high-spirited. The firstIN REQUENA timers wear expressions of cluelessness at La Tomatina might be one crazy party what they’ve signed up for. Am I going to
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WATER AND WINE FIGHT
Excitement runs high
but Buñol is a long way to go for just one intense two-hour food fight. Luckily, the Spanish are partial to a celebration and there’s another wacky event in the Valencian town of Requena to celebrate the beginning of the grape harvest. The Noche de Zurra is the highlight of nationwide festival Fiesta de la Vendimia. Usually held the night before La Tomatina, people take to the streets to beseech the powers-that-be for the water needed for the next harvest. Everyone mucks in,
giving the town and anyone in it a thorough soaking with whatever is at their disposal – mainly water and wine. A 1.5 hour train ride from Valencia, Requena also holds a procession with offerings of fruit and flowers, plus the opportunity to taste wine from the first pressing. Alternatively, Buñol hosts a party the night before the big day, where jovial locals mark the festival with feasting and drinking out on the street. Explore a little and you’ll find dance parties to keep revellers going all night until the tomato onslaught begins.
Moving target: Tomato army
Belongings will not be spared in the soppy crush of 30,000 people in the heart of Buñol, so it’s best to show up with just the bare essentials. If you’re passing through, leave your pack in a locker at Valencia station. Failing that, a friendly local may be willing to store your things until the fight is over. Consider these suggestions below so you’re well prepared. Goggles: contrary to popular belief, they’re useless. They just steam up and get splattered in tomato, so you can’t see your enemy. Board shorts: Easy to clean and quick to dry. Handy, since you won’t be allowed back onto the trains caked in tomato or sopping wet. Ladies, a one-piece swimming costume or sports bra and tank top are a good idea to save your blushes in case you end up in the circle of feral men intent on stripping everyone bare. Footwear: Cheap plimsolls or other covered shoes that will protect your toes in the muck and you will happily part with afterwards. Camera: Memories are good, but photographic evidence is a darn sight better. The hardy compact underwater digital ones work well, as do the disposable ones. You can also buy waterproof covers for regular cameras. Your valuables: Try wrapping up the essentials in a zip lock bag and tucking them into a wrist band, undies, or bra.
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Rub down: you’ll be finding seeds for days
emerge disrobed from the carnage? Not if you avoid the small faction of dickheads. Am I going to get crushed? Probably, since 30,000 people have packed into an area with the dimensions of east London’s back lanes. Will my eyes burn with tomato acid? Possibly, but there’s ample water around.
Everyone here “ is fair game; it’s awesome ” an hour in, a nimble soul releases the prize and the town is now a bubbling vat of sweat, sunscreen and expectation. A group of young charges stand in a cage amid the chaos wielding fire hoses, poised to dilute the fruit slosh and drench a thirsty crowd. More and more men around me become bare-chested as the obligatory T-shirt fight begins. Soaking wet shirts flung overhead will do more damage to your eyes than tomatoes.
TOMATO SOUP Bang! A cannon fires and the crowd erupts. Slowly, a procession of lorries laden with
MADRID Valencia Buñol
the bounty creeps through the street, driving a wedge through the crowd. If you’re against a wall, you’ll be pinned to it, if you’re by the truck, get out of the way – or you’ll be under it. A crazy team, torso-deep in a bath of tomatoes in the lorries, dutifully scoop up the ammo and heap it onto the crowds. The suckers. Such easy targets. I watch one perched on the lorry’s edge fall
backwards into the soup with the force of my missile. Then I dredge up some fruit at my feet and plant it in the guy’s head next to me. I take whatever firepower I can find and lob it at random people. Everyone’s fair game; it’s awesome. Bang! It’s all over red, red rover. A tide of tomato soup pours down the street and a military precision clean-up follows almost immediately. The troops, soaked, (tomato) seeded and a little sore retreat to the river for a soak. At the same time, dozens of locals wash down buzzing tourists with their garden hoses. The man in the wheelchair rinses ladies only, the sly dog.
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LEARN THE LINGO SPANISH FIGHTING WORDS You’ve got the Spanish fighting spirit in you, now use some Spanish fighting words and impress the locals with your lingo. Here’s a glossary of phrases that might come in handy on T-Day, when you’re floating in a giant Gazpacho. Hurry up!: Vamos date prisa! You can do it!: Tu puedes hacerlo! Son of a bitch (when someone scones you with a tomato): Hijo de puta. Take that! (when pegging a tomato): para ti un regalo. Watch out! (when observing an airborne tomato): cuidado! Bullseye!: Diana! Help! I’m squashed!: Socorro! Estoy aplastado! Where’s the river?: Donde esta el rio?
Can you please hose me down?: Me puedes lavar con la manguera? One beer please (it’s thirsty work): Una cerveza por favor. Hell hath no fury…
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POLE POSITION Within two hours, the main street is packed to the hilt. We stand cheek by jowl, anticipation is thick, the blazing Spanish sun beats down and we all wait for something to happen. But until someone can scamper up a 20m pole greased with 4kg of fat to snare the leg of ham trophy dangling atop, nothing will. Cries of encouragement fill the air as budding victors clamber over each other then slide back down empty-handed. This could go on for hours, but thankfully,
WHEN TO GO La Tomatina takes place on August 25. GETTING THERE Fly from London to Valencia, the closest airport. GETTING AROUND Trains and buses run regularly to Buñol from Valencia. VISAS South Africans will need a Schengen visa. CURRENCY Euro. 1 GBP = 1.20 EUR. LANGUAGE Spanish. GOING OUT A bottle of beer costs about €3. ACCOMMODATION Dorm beds in Valencia are around €18 but are booked up well in advance. You might have better luck joining a tour. SEE latomatina.org.
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Blonde T-Shirt fan: To the cute blonde girl with the hoodie and trainers at the Shepherd’s Bush Walkie on Saturday, June 19. You complimented me on my black Quicksilver shirt and asked me if I wanted to swap tops with you! I wasn’t sure if pink was my colour, but have decided a switch should definitely be on the cards! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Belldog: Naked man, cheese and stir-fry lover, Jamieson, Guinness guts, cyclist, boozehound, and best mate. You’re just too loose, we can’t continue to see each other. London will not be the same! Luv your pups – Keldog and Keirdog. Chutney, the blue 6ft inflatable dolphin: Last seen
leaving pub in Putney after Ascot races on Saturday night, June 19, under the arm of a stranger. Chutney has travelled the world with us and was given to me by a friend now deceased. If you’ve seen Chutney the dolphin or he’s sitting in your lounge right now, please get in touch, no questions asked. Email chutneydolphin@ hotmail.co.uk. Cheers, Geoff. All The Villas Crew: To everyone who’s lived in the Villas, dossed or just stayed the night after a big one. The time has come to say goodbye. Don’t be sad, just remember all the great memories we’ve had from cricket in the yard, and massive house parties, dancing in the kitchen, drinking games to funnels and the benders in the shed. Love you all Villas family. Take care on your adventures,
worry, I won’t let Luke take his pants off … but I can’t stop the Frank Sinatra!). Enjoy the travels and see you in the southern hemisphere. Love, ‘The Dingoes’ Case and Luke. Looking to meet some new people: I’m an easy-going,
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come visit our new house. Love you Wallans aka Perth Trash Bags. PS. RIP Norn the gnome, Baby the cat and peace be with you neighbours. Time to flower: The time has come for three seeds to venture out into the world on Van Tour, and although you leave a seed behind, she knows you’ll have an epic adventure with many wicked stories to tell her. Please look after each other, and don’t piss Mama Seed off too much or she’ll accidentally leave you behind along the way. I’ll see you all at Oktoberfest. Love from the seed you are leaving behind :-( Ibiza day boat charter on July 10: Hi, we’re 12 Aussie
girls (age 24-28) heading to Ibiza in July for a few nights of debauchery! We’d really like to charter a boat for an afternoon, explore the coast a little bit and enjoy the sun! We’re looking at a catamaran, which fits up to 80 people. It‘s €1495 for the day, and obviously the more people that get on board, the cheaper that will be for everyone! It’s also possible to get catering, alcohol and music on board – could be a lot of fun! Guys and girls, if you love to party
Ibiza style, and think you’d like to join us onboard, get in touch! Leah. See tntmagazine. com/seeking Dear Boom: My London experience has been more than words can describe. I have so many memories that I‘ll always hold close to my heart, but the best thing of all, is I get to take the best part of my experience away with me – and that is you! Thank you for the time of my life. Can’t wait for our trip of a lifetime, you have worked so hard for this and I hope you enjoy every second of it. I look forward to moving to the Goldy, and making lots more memories to cherish with you. Love you to bits, mwhaa. Jane. Dear Jane and Rich: Our Kiwi bros from across the Tasman Sea and the bedroom across the hall. We’ll miss all the primo times in London together. Tooters Common for some vino in the late arvo summer sun. Teaching us the correct way to say contiki. Booze-cruisin’ to the south of France. Running from bulls. And dancin’ doof doof. Can’t wait to celebrate your wedding with you in the Land of the Long White Cloud (don’t
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heaps fun girl, normal as a person can be these days. I like doing all sort of things from barbies to walks in the park, hanging out with my mates to visiting markets and so on. Looking for some cool, laid-back, easy-going girls and boys around the age of 22 to 32 who can relate to what I just said above. PS. I’m not interested in ping pong emails, I don’t need internet friends and I’m not looking for a relationship. See tntmagazine.com/seeking. Wolfcub Jake: You’ll be 21 our little Jakey-Poo/ And we can’t imagine our London lives without you/ You’ve become our little Mexican and more/ Still a wolfcub with an almighty roar!/ Aai, aai, aai you are our butterfly! Muchos love, your dirty cougar Saffas, Loz and Leekie (and the Wolves) Trisho, T bomb, T Dog, Dish, Big Girl: I’m not gonna lie to ya,
I can’t believe that as you’re reading this we’ll be on the Tube taking you to the airport so you can start your journey home; it’s fucked! Seriously, who’s going to encourage me to act like a total tool, drink more than my body can handle and send me into crazy fits of laughter about the antics from the nights/weeks before? Mate, I’m going to miss sharing our room and all the other random shit. See ya back in Oz soon. Love Berno.
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