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Film Features Resident Unbelievable: Rob Smyth Trash TV? Sammi Edwards looks at the looks at the faltering ʻResident Evilʼ latest controversies surrounding the Franchise. Jeremy Kyle show. P.17 P.8. 23 October 2007 – Issue 37 The Newspaper of De Montfort Students FREE Media Group of the Year 2007 2.1’s TOO EASY Degree Classiﬁcations “meaningless” e traditional degree grading system looks set to become extinct over concerns students are achieving top-level passes ‘too easily’. don’t agree with this move as it will not diﬀerentiate Fiona Goby between student’s abilities. I also think people will not work as hard if it means only having to obtain a certain A government enquiry published this week is expected percentage to pass. e fact that a detailed report to deem the current undergraduate grades “unﬁt for would be provided is irrelevant; you can’t put that on purpose”, and will instead give way to a simple pass or your CV.” fail mark, along with detailed ‘reports’ to justify that Psychology student Ben Jackson agrees; “ ere’s so mark. many people vying for jobs when you come out of uni e inquiry, led by Professor Bob Burgess of the you shouldn’t just be split into pass or fail”. University of Leicester for the past four years, has Professor Burgess has argued that today’s degree unsurprisingly caused concern amongst De Montfort classﬁcations are “becoming meaningless as a guide to University students, worried their hard work may not achievement”. Students may still be given an overall count towards their ﬁnal grade distinction, and therefore mark, possibly by percentage, to give to future employers, have been without merit. although details on this at present are unclear. However, many academics are in support of the One suggestion is to provide a Higher Education enquiry and it’s ﬁndings, claiming that it is not the mark, Achievement Report (HEAR) to provide a breakdown but the skills acquired during the period of study, that of the student’s individual academic achievement. really count in the world of employment. Photography Despite this, critics have warned that if employers are and Video Lecturer Laura McGregor said: “I don’t think unaware of how to read these reports, the result may it’s a huge problem, unless you want to go onto a further be total misunderstanding of degree results, as well as GOING FOR GOLD | Ali Moore, former head of IT for Demon institution that requires some kind of a classiﬁcation, but even a lowering in the regard of undergraduate degrees FM (pictured with his girlfriend Lauren) has been nominated for a on the whole and in my experience it depends on what in general. Student Radio Association award after picking up silver last year for Best you do and how you think... it’s not the number or mark, e move comes after a record number of students Newcomer. Read about Demon FM’s other nominations on Page 3. it’s how ﬂexible and creative you are”. obtained ﬁrsts and 2.1’s for the 2006-2007 academic year, ird year DMU student Leanne Baratt said: “I amid the ‘dumbing down’ of higher education debate. Circulation 3,000 The Newspaper of De Montfort Students FREE demonnews Tuesday 23 October 2007 2 Issue 37 Opal-ling Architecture James Dixon Valerie Paynter, from Hove, concurred with Palmer, “ e sight of what Leicester residents have to live with is very depressing.” Students at the University of Leicester’s Opal Overlooking Nelson Mandela Park, and Court Hall of Residence are living in the Regent’s College large grounds, the hall of worst new building in the country according residence are conspicuously large, and a sharp to architectural magazine Building Design. contrast with not only the green space to its’ eir ‘winning’ citation claims that despite front and rear but the largely Georgian town it not being “the brashest, the biggest or houses that buttress the development. even the ugliest building on this year’s However, David Taylor, senior partner at shortlist” that it is a “textbook example of the architects Stephen George and Partners, said insensitive development(s) being allowed to “We appreciate that design is subjective.” creep across the country.” “But Opal Court was a design that delighted Liz Palmer, a voter in the online poll was even our client (a private developer), was supported more dismissive, “ e tiny, token butterﬂy roof by the city council and the students have been on the top of each core is pathetic, the colours very impressed with the facilities.” are a grim, post-modern throwback, and in DMU wasn’t without criticism either; scale, language, materials, form and design, it’s a Grovesnor House was shortlisted for the same lesson in how to ignore context.” accolade but didn’t quite make the grade. Four Students and a Forty-Seven Year Old party goers began snapping away and captured Leanne Baratt photos of Grant looking worse for wear and, in one, looking as though he is about to share Hugh Grant shocked a group of female a kiss with one of the students. Many of students after joining them for a ﬂat party, the photos were uploaded on to the website unusually diﬀerent to his usual celebrity Facebook within hours. hangouts and A-list guests. Surrounded by aﬄuent young girls half e Four Weddings and a Funeral star was his age Grant lapped up the attention. One visiting Fife for the renowned Alfred Dunhill student at the party said; “ It was weird being Links Championship golf tournament, in this small room with 10 to 15 people and playing alongside Samuel L Jackson and Hugh Grant sitting on the sofa looking kind Dennis Hopper, when he met the St. Andrews of creepy. Nobody could quite believe he had University students in a local pub. come to a student party.” Student Cecilia Hoﬀman, 19, who invited Grant then invited a group of the girls back Grant to the party said; “We asked him for to his hotel in the early hours of the morning a picture ﬁrst. en we said: ‘Do you wanna where they talked some more and drank come to a party?’...He said ‘Yeah.’” champagne before he made his excuses and Grant then followed the students to a local left the students to reﬂect on the bizarre events terraced house where a friend was throwing a of the evening. Next time you’re throwing party and joined in by drinking rum and cokes a party be prepared; you may get a surprise TOWERING OVER THE SCENERY | Leicester University’s Opal Court on and joking about the ‘hovel’ they lived in. A-list guest and photos of your party featured Lancaster Road, an eyesore amongst the greenery of Nelson Mandela Park As word spread about unexpected star guest in the national press. newsdemon The Newspaper of De Montfort Students www.demonpaper.com 3 Tipped to be Top example of how hard last year’s team worked. Demon FM previously won the Best Depressed? Monday October 15 saw the re-launch Jamie Potter “It’s also a credit to our production and Station accolade in 2001, and has also won of www.studentdepression.org, a website technical team to be nomainted for Best awards for Best Specialist Music Show in dedicated to raising awareness amongst Demon FM has been nominated three times Technical Innovation. e department 2003 and 2004. students to the symptoms of depression, at the annual Student Radio Association has come on leaps as well as helping students currently awards, including a nomination for Best and bounds and the suﬀering from depression. Student Radio Station. nomination will give e period after Freshers Week is Ali Moore also picked up a nomination them the respect they commonly known as the time of year for Best Male, after winning a silver award deserve. when students are most at risk from bouts for Best Newcomer at last year’s ceremony. “Of course Ali of depression; it is the time when most e station has also been nominated for Best Moore was going to students start to feel homesick and the Technical Innovation for its development of pick up Best Male, realisation of University, with all its hard web presence and online services. how could he not? Ali work and independence, dawns on you. e prestigious awards ceremony, sponsored is a brilliant example It is not unusual for students to feel by Radio 1, will be held in London on 15th of what Demon this way, however often they ﬁnd it hard November. e winners will be selected by FM can do for its to know where to go for help, which a panel of judges including such names as Jo members. We’re all is where the newly refurbished website Whiley and Scott Mills. incredibly proud comes in. With detailed information on Station manager, Andy Schooledge, said: and wish him all the getting help, as well as real life stories “To be nominated for Best Station is a luck at the awards and help for friends of those suﬀering fantastic boost for the station and is a true ceremony.” depression, there is also now a feedback RAG goes Criminal section where students can share their experiences with others. After all, they do say a problem shared is a problem solved. Get involved with the campaign at www. studentdepression.org raise, the proceeds of which will go to the hour deadline. e RAG Jailbreak promises Luke Harris National Children Charity. Students are to be a unique experience for those involved, invited to donate online at www.justgiving. with a prize for the winning team and the after com/annamoss or donate to the collection party at Level 1 on the Saturday. For more RAG the fundraising society is back again buckets on the day. information and to get your application pack this year with more activities for the student Following on with the jail theme, on Friday please visit Anna Moss in the Students’ Union, body, all in the name of good fun and 2 - Saturday 3 November RAG are hosting on the First Floor of the Campus Centre. charity. Jailbreak, an exciting event in which all For the clubbers of De Montfort, Last year RAG raised £7,000 for worthy students can participate and raise money for Wednesday 14 November will see the RAG causes and this year aim to beat the target of the British Heart Foundation. Teams of three hose their annual barcrawl, more details £10,000. or four must reach announced destinations will be available nearer the date but it looks On November 1 at 10.30am, Vice within the U.K. and collect souvenirs along set to be an eventful night. If you would President Student Activities Anna Moss will the way, all without the aid of money and like to get involved with RAG or have any be arrested at the Campus Centre and will solely relying upon their blagging abilities. ideas for fundraising then please come be escorted in a police car to e Guildhall is means that students must try to get along to the weekly meetings, 6pm on where she will spend a night in a disused cell. free lifts in cars, train and bus journeys and Tuesdays at Level 1 or contact amoss@dmu. Her bail is set at £300 which RAG hope to food for all the team and keep to the thirty ac.uk for more information. British students spend Stay another ‘the least time studying’ day... or don’t Lorna Simpson in other European countries. In Holland and Germany the average is 30 hours and claiming that English students are the ‘most evolved and civilised in Europe’. turn up at all France has a staggering 35 hours. ere are e social aspect of university is almost now concerns these ﬁgures will aﬀect the as important as the academic side in the Boy band East 17 failed to make an A Study has shown that English students are world-class status of English universities, growth of conﬁdence, independence and appearance at DMU’s Big Bad Cheese on the ‘laziest’ in Europe. the employability of future graduates and individuality of students. Many students live Saturday October 13... because they were 1500 ﬁrst and second year students the number of overseas students considering by burning the candle at both ends; life is stuck on the M25. were questioned as part of ‘ e Academic English universities. there to be lived and all work and no play A spokesperson for the band explained Experience of Students in English However, many academics and students makes for one dull student. that a traﬃc accident meant the band Universities’ produced by the Higher a like have rushed to defend English e survey also shows that women work would not make it in time for their Education Policy Institute (HEPI). universities, arguing that the length of study harder than men, spending on average 13.3 ‘performance’. e study showed that studentson average does not aﬀect the quality of the teaching. hours on private study compared to 11.7 Despite the fact that East 17 were study 26 hours a week; this includes lectures, High rates of completion of degrees and hours. Veterinary and health related subjects missing from the night’s programme, tutorials and private study. good graduate salaries reﬂect this. Terrence clock the highest number of hours of study spirits were high and nobody appeared ese ﬁgures seem paltry when compared Blacker, writing in e Independent whilst the lowest total hours goes to business broken hearted by the absence. to the amount of hours of study by students (September 26) disputes the HEPI study and communications studies. demontalk Tuesday 23 October 2007 4 Issue 37 EVERY LITTLE HELPS Ali Moore be the kind of snobby, upper class kid you are expecting I am from reading the above few Don’t be fooled. e majority of value foods are amazingly good. So far only beans Sheep. Yes it was recommended by certain ﬁlm critics and had tempting adverts. e sentences. and cornﬂakes can’t match the higher priced truth is simply don’t go see it. A sexually When you’re a student lets face it money is It is here I admit that I’ve always loved ﬁne versions. If you know of any more please let transmitted infection is more entertaining. tight. ere are so many things that need to food and in particular food that comes from me and the entire student population know. be paid for, fees, rent, bills, books, computers, the “Finest” ranges of certain shops. Not Some of you may be thinking that the posters. e list goes on. because I’m a snob, but because that’s what I discovery of value foods at such a late age is a Of course on top of that you have to go out had been used to for the past 18 years of my bad thing. I don’t really give a monkey’s as I at least 4 times a week. Some students rely on life. As students we can’t always aﬀord these feel I’m able to fully appreciate it now. More student loans, free overdrafts, credit cards, 3 ‘Finest’ ranges. than I would, if I’d grown up with it. jobs and selling anything they can to get the is is when I was introduced to the I urge everyone to try out value foods, money they need to live. Others have wealthy wonder that is value food. If you talk to whether it is because you have no cash or parents who are able to support their lifestyle. one of my housemates they will be able to because you are looking to save money to pay Despite this the majority of us are constantly remember how surprised I looked when I for more nights out. complaining about money and how we don’t tasted my ﬁrst value meal. e surprise was Value food was just the start for me. I’ve have enough. that I found the value food was actually pretty now turned into an amateur David Dickinson I am one of the lucky ones. My parents are much the same as what I had been eating (without the dodgy tan and silly hair) looking savers and investors and have stored up money before. Now I’m not saying it was the same for bargains wherever I can. over the years like squirrels, with a view to pay at but it was a lot better than I expected and at a Money is valuable stuﬀ and should be saved least some of the cost of their children going to much better price. where possible so that you can spend more on university. I am very lucky and grateful to them In my mind it was created by a genius. e doing the things you like doing, such as going for this because it means that I don’t have to bigger genius (probably the other genius’ evil out, partying, and buying amusing things like worry about money as much as other people. twin) is the person who managed to charge more snooker, golf and light-up Frisbees from the I live with friends who are not so well oﬀ than ﬁve times the amount for the same item by laminated book of dreams. as me and have to pay for more things on just livening it up with a better looking label and And don’t spend money going to the their own. Without them I would probably a brand name that catches the consumer’s eye. cinema to see a rubbish ﬁlm called Black Picture: www.ﬂickr.com “How much would it cost me to get to Thailand?” – Daydreaming student For advertising opportunities contact: Victoria Kirwan-Taylor BAM Agency | 0845 1300 667 | firstname.lastname@example.org demonpolitics Tuesday 23 October 2007 6 Issue 37 Not in my Name Jamie Potter joins protestors at RAF Menwith Hill to learn why the spy base is a bone of contention As a child, I remember the countless Sunday Closer to home, Des Browne eﬀectively afternoons when my family would hike quashed any democratic debate on the issue around the hills and dales of the North by announcing his decision immediately Yorkshire Moors. before Parliament’s summer break. ere was Up on Menwith Hill, near Harrogate, a no consultancy regarding the decision. Hilary number of giant white ‘golf balls’ stick out Wainwright, editor of the Red Pepper, said like sore thumbs. What I thought in my at the protest: “ e gap between the new innocent youth were simply funny sculptures rhetoric of participatory democracy, and the put there for the amusement of small reality of decisions being taken behind closed children, I now know are actually part of a doors grows greater and greater. sophisticated military radar station. “What forced me to be here is that decision e ‘radomes’ are giant white spheres by Des Browne, taken as though it was housing satellite dishes, used to intercept about an MoD car park or something. An global communications transmitted by administrative decision that Menwith is going satellite. RAF Menwith Hill is the world’s to be a base for this so called defence system, largest intelligence gathering base outside the which is not defence, which is actually a US, and is operated by America’s National major act of aggression to be talking about Security Agency. the militarization of space.” Earlier this year, just before Parliament Speaking on the day, Jean Lambert, Green broke-up for summer, Defence Minister Des Party MEP for London, said: “ e Czech are not accountable to the UK government; pander to the Bush administration’s every Browne announced that the spy base will be Republic will actually have a vote in their further evidence of the surrender of British whim, at the expense of democracy in the UK used as part of the United States’ ballistic Parliament later this year, wouldn’t it have sovereignty to the American empire. itself. Blair willingly led us into an unjust war missile defence system. ere are currently no been nice to have had one in the UK?” John Trickett, MP for Hemworth, the in Iraq alongside his American chums. Now interceptor missiles located at the base, but e British government is refusing to open constituency where the base is located, said: Brown seems equally willing to blunder into a the data gathered there will be transmitted to up the issue to democratic debate, to let the “At a time when we should be pushing new cold war. US command where it will be disseminated people of this country have a say in what goes with every ounce of diplomatic credibility For myself in particular this is a case of to such locations. Eﬀectively, RAF Menwith on with regards to issues which could aﬀect for disarmament and a nuclear weapons ‘not in my back yard’. e thought of the Hill is now a key target of enemy combatants. this country’s national security. convention, we are in danger of allowing the Americans putting my beloved Yorkshire at Whoever they are… Jean Lambert added: “ is isn’t a bilateral United States to colonise our country in its ill the top of the list of targets boils my blood, A similar intelligence base is proposed for a campaign either. It is important that we make advised, globally dangerous, so called national but I would still be vehemently opposed to location in the Czech Republic, and a missile this a European wide issue, because even if defence system.” this site wherever it was located. Nuclear base is being planned for Poland. e purpose the Czechs say no, the Poles say no, then the Hilary Wainwright added: “It’s such a weapons are abhorrent and totally unjustiﬁed. of this missile defence system, we are told, Romanians, or somebody else will say yes.” crucial issue because it symbolises the UK’s For the UK government to be party to is to safeguard against rogue nations such as Just as this government is happy to ignore subordination to US military adventures, and the proliferation of these weapons and Iran, but it has, understandably, raised great our democratic right to debate the issue, it therefore it’s making the UK more and more co-aggressors in a new arms race is simply concern in Russia, and bitter political ﬁghting is also jumping at the opportunity to let the of a target for the sort of terrorism that the unacceptable. For the UK government to do is currently ongoing between the US and Americans get away with murder on our US is fuelling.” this without the consultation of the British Russian governments. soil. e NSA and the staﬀ at Menwith Hill Again the UK government is willing to people is downright appalling. Turnaround Brown? to take power, it would require much less for format scrapped in favour of a proportional Thomas Colley them to upset labours hold on government. representation system in which the is is because if the Conservatives manage to percentage of votes is clearly matched by the It was all set for a November election. ere achieve as much as a 4% shift then we would percentage of seats awarded in Parliament. were election-winning policies announced have a hung parliament. What this means is is would be seriously damaging to the and even an election-winning budget, yet that the labour party would still have a very historical control of both the Labour and despite all of this there is to be no election. slight majority of seats, but that this tiny Conservative parties. It would further mean is is a result of the ﬁndings of most recent amount would be deemed not enough to form that Labours power is diminished as it would polls, that show that the Conservatives have a stable government and one that could govern have to work with the Liberal Democrats a slight edge over Gordon Brown’s Labour eﬀectively. us leaving Brown to make one and come up with policies that would have party. of two decision; Firstly he could hold a second the support of both parties. To take power the Tories would need a election, this could go either way, he could Clearly this is the most valid reason as to 12% percent shift in voting in their favour, and increase his number of seats or lose more to the why Gordon Brown has backed out of the whilst this is of course not impossible it would opposition parties. proposed election, the fear of losing Labour’s be the largest shift in British political history, More likely however, Brown would take the and his hold on power. Brown will of course and an improbability. Meaning that it is about second option, is would more than likely see have to the face an election eventually but as likely to happen, as us ﬁnding weapons of him forming a coalition government with the we will not see one in the immediate future mass destruction in Iraq. Liberal Democrats. For the Liberal Democrats unless he feels conﬁdent enough that he can If this is the case I hear you cry then why of course, this would be a huge opportunity see oﬀ Cameron and his Tories. Until then worry about holding the election. Well there to ﬁnally wield some power and bring in the longer he leaves the election, we will is one key reason as to why Mr Brown has some of their long held policies, primarily see the growth in people questioning his refrained from calling us to polls, whilst yes, reforming voting for national elections, which legitimacy as a Prime Minister that has never it is true the Tories would need a massive shift would see the traditional ﬁrst past the post been elected to the post. politicsdemon The Newspaper of De Montfort Students www.demonpaper.com 7 Big Green Fuss? Entries were marked equally on taste and Shahinaz Nabeeh ingredients, to win a hamper full of local and organic food. e University catering services e University of Leicester played host last also oﬀered local, organic and Fairtrade week to an event that could possibly be the alternatives all day on campus. In addition, one thing to put DMU students to shame. there were local and organic sandwiches for sale Big Green Week, which ran between Monday in coﬀee bars and local and organic fruit and 15 and Friday 19 October 2007, was aimed vegetables. at “engaging staﬀ and students and raising A Healthy Eating workshop was also awareness of environmental issues at the running, with nutritional information, taste- University campus.” As well as demonstrating testing, recipe ideas and advice on healthy how to make personal lifestyles more ‘Green’ and eating if your kitchen skills are not up to environmentally friendly. scratch. Each day of the week saw a diﬀerent theme, Climate Change and Energy Day was on with information stalls, guest speakers, all day Wednesday, with a solar powered cinema called activities and even a farmers market. Student Projector Tank showing ﬁlms throughout the organisers were also keen on getting as many staﬀ day. More importantly, there was a Climate and students as possible to make a green pledge, Change Communication workshop, with committing themselves to a small change that will speakers and presentations by various experts, ETHICAL BAKING COMPETITION | Organic creations baked by University beneﬁt the environment, either on campus or at raising awareness and helping develop more of Leicester Students compete against each other to win a hamper of organic food. home, with a chance to win prizes, ranging from campaign ideas for Universities in the future. inter-rail tickets for two, to a weekend for two in Talks also included information on how to an eco-cabin. become a conservation volunteer, jobs in the Monday was scheduled to be Transport and environmental sector for graduates, the eﬀect of Travel Day, staﬀ and students were encouraged to politics on climate change, the forests of Siberia arrive at University without their cars, to promote and the Flamingos of Ethiopia, as well as a sustainable ways of travelling to the University. seminar titled ‘Modern China & Pollution - a Organisers shut the central campus car historical perspective’ and a photo exhibition. park and organised for a free rickshaw to take Waste and Recycling was launched on students and staﬀ to and from their lectures all ursday, with a ‘Swap Shop’, a chance to day. e day also included a chance to test drive exchange old clothes with new ones. An ethical various fun and strange bikes, a sale of second- fashion show was organised, and a recycled hand bikes, a bike doctor and cycle trainers, for fashion show competition, with some very conﬁdence boosting and advice on cycling to interesting entries. the University and local cycle routes, as well as e Grande ﬁnale to this amazing week was information on special oﬀers bus companies Pledge Day on Friday, with a massive photo ‘Arriva’ and ‘First’ have to oﬀer on bus travel. opportunity on Victoria Park, and a last chance In addition, there were fun activities all day, to make an environmental pledge with a chance including a bike fancy dress competition, a to win prizes. mass bike ride to Botanical Gardens in Oadby e Eco-Fair was ﬁlled with stalls to and an alternative transport race, with entries demonstrate how to get involved with ranging from roller-skates, to wheel barrows and environmental projects and careers, and how space hoppers, all powered by non environment to become greener at home and save money, LET THEM EAT SOAP | Cake, but not as we know it. Organic soap on sale. harming fuels. as well as giving out information about Tuesday was Local, Fairtrade and Organic environmental campaigns. Food Day, local producers from Leicester and the roughout Big Green Week, University of surrounding area were available, allowing visitors Leicester students demonstrated that there are to sample some of their Fairtrade produce, and small changes that collectively can have a big demonstrating how to grow your own. environmental impact, but more importantly Local farmers and manufacturers were happy how much impact students can actually have to talk about their products and their eco friendly on various issues. processes of producing the ﬁnest cheeses, meats, We urge as many students as possible to get poultry, jams, bakes, fruits and vegetables, and a involved; not only in environmental orientated personal favourite, chocolate. issues, but also in any issue that you feel roughout the day, there was an Ethical passionate about, the inﬂuence you can have Baking competition, the challenge was to use is unimaginable and can really make a huge ingredients that are as local, organic and Fairtrade diﬀerence. And after all, we need to show them as possible. how DMU do it. FARMER’S MARKET | Local and Fairtrade products cause a buzz. demonfeatures Tuesday 23 October 2007 8 Issue 37 Daytime TV Smackdown country, it has been revealed that the show Sammi Edwards has an audience share of 34% (at 9.25am), with ITV gloating about Kyle’s unique style With a timetable of university lectures and of resolving issues. daytime programmes to ﬁt in between at Maybe this is where the television network your pleasure, why are we not realising that have gone wrong: after switching Trisha television is getting out of control? Goddard and her more down-to-earth tactics I did not think it could get much worse: over to Five, ITV bosses grabbed the chance you would think that British hillbillies of getting the outspoken, catchphrase –ridden appearing on chat shows to sort out their chat show host in their primetime morning problems was pretty bad, but now we are slot. oﬃcially being told that it is total rubbish by But this is what our nation really wants, court judges in a recent scandal. someone less misfortunate than us to ridicule Jeremy Kyle is one of the newest and most and that is what the television channel have controversial recruits to the daytime circuit provided us with. But with journalists it is and is attempting to help those of the British a diﬀerent issue, more of a slagging match population in need. Yet recently the show has even when they agree that Kyle’s interviewing suﬀered a blow as sponsors have pulled out technique is hardly sympathetic. due to recent guest head-butting a love rival. Rob Lyons, an Internet blogger is When David Staniforth (45) a security managing to testify his hate for Sunday guard left bus driver Larry Mahoney (39) Mirror columnist Carole Malone (after with a bloody nose, they must never have hosting Sky One’s faux court show Guilty) thought that the assault would have caused but still manages to agree with her point. such controversy and left them in the legal Carole Malone said: “Anyone who watches battle of all legal battles. his show - and I do - will know that far from Judge Alan Berg had more than opinion to looking like he wants to help people, he FACE OFF | Jeremy Kyle has been dubbed as a “hard-faced talker” who has say about this: using the term ‘a human form behaves like he hates them. On top of that managed to swindle 34% of audience share at 9.25am weekday mornings. of bear-baiting’ about the show’s approach to he’s arrogant, smug, vain and aggressive. And its guests, Berg slated Kyle for putting people who does he think he’s kidding when he says with little intellect in violent situations that he’s in the job to help people? e Hell he amongst journalists, but students are now advantage of it through drinking, but really they feel is the only way of resolution. is – he’s in it for himself.” making the most of Kyle’s annoying habits: is this something to shout about: daytime “I have had the misfortune of viewing e And not only has it caused a storm creating a drinking game based on watching television being on such a low level of brain Jeremy Kyle Show, and it seems to me that episodes of the show. power that really is not motivating us to be its whole purpose is to aﬀect a morbid and Whilst researching for this article, I came the next Einstein of our generation. depressing display of dysfunctional people across a video on YouTube entitled ‘Myles I cannot knock the fact that generally who are in some kind of turmoil. “ ey basically vs. e Jeremy Kyle Drinking Game’ in daytime television is following on this same “It shouldn’t surprise anyone that these which you are given a list of Kyle’s typical path. But when programmes such as these people, some of whom have limited wanted me to make catchphrases such as ‘FACT!’ and ‘True are becoming more popular because of intellects, become aggressive with each other. or false, yes or no?’ and have to drink in their tarnished content and guests being is type of incident is exactly what the a fool of myself ” response to. rallied up like a set of circus freaks, it is not producers want.” I must give credit to this character as he generally something I hope continues long Being an avid viewer of the programme, –Peter Davies has made the eﬀort to realise what annoying into the future. along with the population of students in this sayings are most likely to crop up and take Confessions of a talk show host is is not the only thing that Kyle has blundered on, as we look back at his past of smooth-talking ways we can witness why he has become the loudmouth he is today. Stealing the bride It was then when Kyle won over Germaine’s heart and managed to start a new make a fool of myself – and that’s exactly what I did,” to journalists of e Sun often gives as an example to guests problems. Journalist Paul Vallely has best described this Back in Kyle’s radio days he worked for family and life with her. newspaper. He later added: “I was half-cut by regular occurrence in a nutshell. Birmingham radio station BRMB on his own the time I went on stage. ey knew I was an ‘He is always telling viewers how “as late night confessions show. But Kyle was to All liquored up alcoholic and they should never have given any regular watcher will know, my brother ﬁnd his future romance as the radio station me a drink.” had a cocaine addiction”, that “my sister- launched their innovative blind date contest Just recently before the whole head-butting A spokesman from ITV said: “Peter was in-law was a prima ballerina and weighed ‘Two Strangers and a Wedding’ back in 1999. scandal, e Jeremy Kyle show was accused not encouraged to drink and was not given four and a half stone”, that “I used to e show aimed to ﬁnd the perfect match of plying alcoholic guest Peter Davies with four or ﬁve cans of lager as he claims. He was have a gambling problem” and that he between two random Brummies with the larger before the show to make him more given two small cups of weak lager (half a litre regularly “used to drive through the night help of astrologers and psychologists to confrontational. e ex-heroin addict, from in total) over a two-and-a-half-hour period to to see my kid”. All of which qualiﬁes him get them down the aisle. Greg Cordell, a Cheshire, appeared on the show in February to counteract alcohol withdrawal symptoms.” to pronounce authoritatively on drugs, sales manager, and his chosen bride Carla discover why his father cut him from his will. gambling, eating disorders, child-rearing Germaine, a former model married live on Studio staﬀ allegedly supplied the A personal aﬀair and divorce.’ national radio airwaves and managed survive distressed guest with alcohol and encouraged Telling us of his personal experiences and for 12 weeks living together after returning him to drink more, with Mr Davies If you are a regular viewer of the show then saying that he knows all there is to know is to normal life again. explaining: “ ey basically wanted me to you will discover much of Kyle’s past that he just making him out to be a bad agony aunt. featuresdemon The Newspaper of De Montfort Students www.demonpaper.com 9 DMU Says... takes to the streets to ﬁnd out what you think about Jeremy Kyle and his recent eccentric TV antics. Marc Wright Mickey Morris Sally Cox Jennie Gornall & 2nd year Creative Writing and English 1st year English and Media 1st year Design Craft Lucie Anderton “I just think that it’s human reactions: he “I think it was waiting to happen, but it 2nd year Contour Fashion “Young children who are playing truant from takes people on and he winds people up to could go either way really as people may school and may be watching Jeremy Kyle the full extent so he has got to expect that sort be interested but it could also work against “People create a drama so they can get on TV. during the day and seeing people getting of reaction out of some people. More people him. He made it what it was by creating It’s not necessarily a good thing and it’s not head butted, it’s not giving them the right watch it for pure entertainment, because if that situation for his guests, it sensationalises helpful to those that go on there, as they do get impression. e kinds of people that go they see someone head butt another person television and people want to create those some counselling but it’s not the correct way to on the show are messy anyway so it’s not then it’s interesting. Obviously it’s not clever, sorts of situations so they can publicise do it. Producers could help oﬀ camera rather surprising that it’s getting out of hand.” but it makes good TV.” themselves.” than trying to scandalise to create a TV show.” The Return of Stephen K Amos understand (mostly coming from his own Matt Horn personal life and childhood). His stories echo morality tales and ironic Comic legend Stephen K Amos is about situations, with hints of distinct charisma to head back to Leicester in a one oﬀ gig and digs at even the average person. on his tour, and his past has undeniably Like most comedians, Amos has to shown that he’s worth a visit. constantly deal with and be aware of the Since his initial debut six years ago, prospect of having to react fast to a bad Stephen K Amos’s lifestyle and career crowd, and within his long career, has has grown exponentially within the made sure the onlooker is thoroughly comic industry, with highlights such as entertained, in a very stylish and expert having the chance to perform at both manner to prevent this. the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the However, in one instance, an audience Melbourne International Comedy Festival member rudely shouted out in the middle to largely packed audiences. of one of his gigs that he had heard a He has also had the odd occasional spot particular story he was telling (a year on TV thrown in as well, one of them before), to which Amos replied instantly being a guest presenter for a week on the by asking everyone else if his set had been hit series: ‘Have I Got News For You’. a Beatles concert would someone have Amos has been seen by critics to have interrupted their performance with the some sort of naturally born comic talent same complaint. that can manifest itself directly on an In the upcoming year, Amos is touring unprovoked audience. round the UK for the ﬁrst time ever, with He can grab the attention of any one date being e Y in Leicester on the onlooker from the start of his set and never 25th October, which looks to be a fantastic let them go, feeding them line after line night of comedy. Tickets cost £10, £8 UNMISSABLE | Amos, known for his quick witted and true to life comedy, is of well-observed material that anyone can concessions. performing for one night only at The Y Theatre in Leicester this month. demonculture Tuesday 23 October 2007 10 Issue 37 Multicultural Leicester Celebrates Caribbean Style traditional Jamaican rum to wash it down Nikisha McIntosh with. You could also get your hands on home made arts and crafts including exquisite One of Leicester’s biggest carnivals was beaded jewellery, funky key rings, t-shirts, back again this summer, celebrating its paintings and originally styled Bob Marley 23rd anniversary in style. Full of colour and hats to get you in the high ﬂying spirit mood. excitement, Leicester’s Caribbean Carnival Activities galore kept the kids entertained, takes place every year celebrating the diverse with a mini fun fair, face painting, giant culture of Leicestershire. slides and plenty of ice cream to keep Bringing families and friends together of them smiling. With performances from all ethnic backgrounds to celebrate in proper top musicians all the way from Trinidad, Afro - Caribbean style. is year’s carnival playing Soca and funky calypso beats using started oﬀ in the city centre, meandering its traditional steel pans and percussions. e way through the streets of Leicester. Giant accomplished dancing from the youngsters colourful ﬂoats, festivities, dancing and was truly unmissable as they ‘booty popped’ music, hundreds of people lined the streets to the dancehall smash hit song Dutty Wine. to watch the procession of the carnival move As the evening clocked on, it was time for on to Victoria Park. Diana Dudas a visitor the Caribbean Carnival to pack up and say to the city approved “the second I arrived in farewell for yet another year. As the gates town I immediately felt the cities buzz and closed to Victoria Park Leicester locals were excitement”. able to leave with a smile on their faces, e transformation of Victoria park was with yet another great memory of fun and tremendous. Over 100 stalls selling home laughter and a deeper insight to diﬀerent cook Jamaican foods, including its most cultures from around the world. is great famous spicy Jamaican chicken dish ‘Jerk celebration is not to be missed, so be sure to Chicken’ with other cuisines including, get involved with your friends next summer fried ﬁsh, fried dumplings, patties, ackee and feel the Caribbean vibe and celebrate and calaloo, and cocktails with a dash of with joy. An Array of Cultural Representation Londoner Rebecca Bridges reports on her experience of this year’s Notting Hill Carnival. “as an expression of identity but also of dancing and getting the crowd to join in the belonging, culturally enriching to the rest of festivities and the true spirit of the carnival, British society”. there really is never a dull moment. All this With the theme this year being “set all free” ﬁlling streets that normally act as commercial – celebrating 200 years since the elimination premises. With Trinidad and Tobago leading of slavery everyone was thriving in the the way getting everyone from every place atmosphere. With Choice FM holding a involved no one could stand still. massive R&B rave to 60’s music being played Along with the diverse music and amazing in a distant tent; there was surely something dancing being performed everyone was also there to ﬁt everyone’s taste. blessed with the variety of food available. Cultural music being blasted from the Ranging from a nice classic burger to fun-fair stands brought a sense of diversity to the style candy ﬂoss to more traditional corn on place. e legendary Panorama National the cob; you couldn’t go home hungry! Champions of Steel Competition provided However, underneath the joyous Imagine standing in a crowded street, a biggest events in London, mixing together all the audience with a treat as ﬁve bands led celebrations going on in the many tents there mass of colours everywhere, people dancing the diﬀerent cultures in one big experience, the way. Regular locals had the opportunity existed also a negative darker side. Over around you in every direction, every culture with over half a million people taking to to experience a ﬂavour of the carnival before the weekend two people were shot and a being represented in one place at one time, the streets that one weekend you were sure the event with the sound of rehearsing for the massive 206 arrests being made, however this this is the Notting Hill Carnival. to be in for an exciting journey. Professor battle audible from local streets. didn’t hold London back from enjoying the Notting Hill Carnival, held this year on the Chris Mullard, Chairman of the Notting Hill Marching down the street came the large festivities and will not this journalist from 26th and 27th of August 2007, is one of the Carnival Board Ltd described the carnival array of brightly designed costumes, people returning next year. culturedemon The Newspaper of De Montfort Students www.demonpaper.com 11 Battered Frog 10 ings Legs or Pudding? that make you proud to be Sophie Meis evaluates how to identify your fellow French student through the medium of food. British Alas, the latest French generations seem - so you should not end up scoﬀed at. in disgust are French. to have given up the baguette-beret-and- When discovering English supermarkets Nevertheless, they are if they start Eiﬀel-Tower fashion for a more discrete (namely Morrisons as it is not too far praising the delicate fume of Camembert or camouﬂage, which is quite unfortunate as it from the campus), the ﬁrst culture shock a Roquefort, the sweetness of Crème de marron made their kind easily recognizable. In order typical Frenchman will be subject to can be or crêpes and the subtle taste of Champagne to identify them, one might want to perform summarized in one sentence: “Where on or Bordeaux. However, with Leicester oﬀering a simple but eﬀective test; next time you Earth have they hidden the real bread?” so many diﬀerent types of food available meet focus the conversation on food. Indeed, the big sandwich loafs labelled as from curry to tapas then maybe choice is the e quickest but rudest way to identify “bread” are but a substitute to it in France. problem. a French student is simply to rely on blunt ey are contemptuously called pain de mie e ﬁnal but most expensive technique stereotypes although not old mockeries about which means “bread of crumbs”. in determining whether your fellow student Joan of Arc or Napoleon. Remarks on how After having realised in terror that baguettes is French is to invite them to a French some crazy people in some parts of the world or farmhouse loafs are bound to become rare (anglicised) restaurant. e kind where you are disgusting enough to pull out the legs of commodities, the French student makes new, can order a baguette sandwich with chicken poor defenceless frogs - or capture snails in terrible discoveries. One of these being that tikka and mint yoghurt in it - grape jelly It’s been said that Britain is ever changing, their garden - and actually eat them while fruits, ranging from bananas to oranges, are also does the trick, where the croissants are with a more diverse culture than ever they could just settle for chicken nuggets. often sold unripe, by the time the greenish stuﬀed with fruits and éclairs au chocolat are before Sarah Taylor examines what makes e tricky part here is to manage to make colour disappears moisture has replaced it. ﬁlled with crème chantilly instead of crème her proud to be British. such assertions with a straight face. If your Another is that prices are quite reasonable, or pâtisserie. If he chokes himself up reading the listener stares at you blankly - giving you an at least they would be if only in Euros. menu, he is French. 1. PG Tips – Because, yes, a cup of tea really uneasy feeling that you’re being the village Furthermore, a few English or American As a conclusion, one could argue that the does solve everything. idiot - or starts laughing aloud, they are products peculiar to a French person may easiest and safest alternative would be to French. If they nod complacently or get hold indeed turn out to be edible. Cases have directly ask the interested where he is from, 2. Markets – No matter how much you of the occasion to narrate their latest trip to already been heard of French hybrids falling this is quite true, but where would be the pretend to hate those mouthy cockney Paris, he is not French. in love with the taste of peanut butter, jelly or challenge? stall-vendors, you know you really love Another but more subtle method would vanilla fudge. the hustle and bustle of Saturday morning consist of interrogating your suspect about e main problem is that mostly only Do you have any views on this article? markets. their impressions of Leicester food. e British people are able to cope with British If so, email your comments to advantage is they will be the one speaking food and so, not all foreigners who describe it email@example.com 3. British bands – a cut above all the phoney American accents. It’s cut-glass or nothing. 4. Festivals – because nothing like Oktoberfest even comes close to Reading or Glastonbury. 5. Croquet – so satisfyingly posh. 6. Pimms – any time of the day, any day of the week – it’s Pimms O’Clock! 7. Comedians – Ricky Gervais, Lee Evans, Russell Howard – we love you. 8. Useless Phrases – like “I have a bone to pick with you”, they all make no sense but trotting them out makes you feel wonderfully British. 9. Summer Nakedness – At the ﬁrst ray of sunshine we all know the Brits that strip to their bare essentials regardless of where they are in the hope of a tan! 10. Sunday Lunch – A roast dinner is perfect to soak up the rest of the alcohol from last night and cure your hangover, as well as beating the rest of the junk food you’ve been eating for the rest of the week. makers, fans and enthusiasts worldwide. demonwomen Tuesday 23 October 2007 12 Issue 37 Hair Dye Disasters Sîan Kinski looks hair horror stories and at the pitfalls to avoid when being bold with dye. Hair colour can be that amazing magic wand that can “Yet after the allocated time, the colour was a bright canary instantly transforms a person’s image. Whether people pay yellow!” for it to be done professionally or just buy a home dye kit “In a panic I decided to quickly re-dye it with the ordinary and do it in the privacy of their own bathroom, the change blonde I also bought. I had it in the back of my mind that this can be incredible. was not going to be good for my hair but all I could think was Hannah Day, a great fan of having her hair regularly the intense laughter when other people saw it.” coloured by professional hairdressers, said: “I would never “When I rinsed it all oﬀ, and dried it, the results were trust myself to dye my own hair. I know it would go wrong not perfect, but much better than previous. However the so I prefer paying that bit extra to get a result I know I will be condition was not great, but at least I no longer looked like a happy with.” light bulb!” However, home dye kits are a popular method, particularly Although Leathers’ hair eventually got to the colour she amongst students, mainly because they are much cheaper wanted and quickly, this in fact was the worst thing she could than going to the hairdressers each time they want a change have done, and she was very lucky her hair was not intensely of image. damaged after all the hair colouring she put through it. Connie Slate said: “I’m always changing the colour of my Pauline Jones, a mobile hairdresser who often has to deal hair. And I’m too cheap to pay lots of money for it so I just with hair dye disasters, said: “ e more chemicals put onto buy dye from the shops. I’ve never had a disaster with it. I hair, the worse the outcome. e best thing to do is see a suppose I’m just lucky!” professional, and get their advice, and even get them to sort ere is so much choice of various colours and shades on out the job for you.” the shelves nowadays and it seems so simple to just pick up “It might cost slightly more, but they will always give a box where the particular colour looks nice on the model. the customer a result they would be happy with whilst However, it is vital that careful consideration is made when consideration into the health of the hair is maintained” deciding, as hair colouring can sometimes go the complete However, if money is a real issue, like most students, there opposite way that one would prefer! are other alternatives, including getting long locks cut shorter, e main thing to remember is that hair colour is nothing to minimise the intensity of the bad colour as well as avoiding like paint on furniture that can just be wiped oﬀ. the use of heating materials like hair dryers and straightners – It is more like painting a red wall white. It will need several diﬃcult girls, but if their use is maintained the hair will just stages of colour before it is perfectly white. break even more, and the consequences will just be worse. e same goes for some hair colouring projects, (bearing in Furthermore it is important to consistently condition the mind it is much more delicate than furniture!). If it does go hair as many times as it can possibly happen, which will slowly wrong, it can take several attempts and lots of patience for it repair the dry and damaged hair. to get back to a colour that the consumer is happy with, unless Jones adds: “ e best thing for coloured hair is to let it grow the aim is to have a bald head by the end of it! out or adapt naturally, with more attention to conditioning it. is is the problem with home hair dye kits. Most of the “Time is the best thing to give it, and who knows, after a people that use them are not professionals; therefore do not week or so the intensity of the colour might wear oﬀ and it really know what they are doing. So if the colour does turn out will look really nice.” to be a complete disaster, it is likely that panic strikes and an e same goes for those men out there that have immediate rush to the shops to buy another dye often occurs. catastrophes with home hair dye kits, but then again, at least Laura Leathers, a student from Derby, has had her own an option for them is that they can always shave it all oﬀ if it experiences with hair dying at home, some of which have not really is that bad! concluded with the best results. erefore the underlying message of this article is that yes, She said: “I decided that I was fed up of being a brunette. home hair dye kits are much cheaper, and at times they do I wanted to go back to being blonde again. So I bought work. But if they do go wrong, do not go damaging your hair HOW IT SHOULD BE DONE | DMU Student a pre-lightener kit that would strip oﬀ the dark dye I had even more! Go seek advice and guidance on what to do next. Teresa Cartlidge shows a successful dye job. previously used.” Otherwise the consequences can be horrid. I Moved Away to Avoid the Racists Moving from a tiny village or town in the notice the variation of race and culture, but it further opportunities for people my age obvious compared to what she was used to, countryside, to the big city of Leicester did not bother me in the slightest.” available, it is likely that there will be quite yet it was not an issue at all for her. would seem quite a scary experience, for all “I can see why some people who are not a lot of diﬀerent cultures moving down She said: “ e only thing I noticed was sorts of reasons. used to interacting with people from diﬀerent south, especially because it is such a nice that I now have a much more diverse group is article will look at how some female backgrounds would be daunted by them, but area to live in.” of friends which I love and without moving students, who have moved from small villages at the end of the day I see them as being no “I’m really glad I did move away at quite to Leicester this would not have happened and towns, have found the interaction with diﬀerent whatsoever.” a young age, because at least I could never because there is no mix of cultures and race in those of a diﬀerent culture or race, as it is “I know some people who have lived in be one of those people that becomes racist Torpoint.” something they are not used to. a largely ‘white’ populated area in Cornwall because of the views and attitudes of people in e aim of this article was basically Lauren Edlin, who is a second year DMU as being so narrow-minded which is my local village.” written for those students who feel daunted student, moved from the remote village of St worrying, particularly because the nearest Jessica Waters also moved to Leicester from by moving from a largely ‘white’ orientated John, in Cornwall, to Leicester last year. She city, Plymouth, is an up and coming city, a small town called Torpoint, in Cornwall, village or town, to very mix cultured city to explains how she felt in her ﬁrst few weeks of due to the shopping mall and new university last year to begin her university course at assure them everyone should be treated as living in a city. buildings.” DMU. She agrees with Edlin, in that the mix equals and those of a diﬀerent race are no She said: “When I moved up here I did “ erefore because of all the jobs and of diﬀerent race and cultures in the city are diﬀerent. healthdemon The Newspaper of De Montfort Students www.demonpaper.com 13 PIPPINGLY GOOD JUICE Leicester juice bar Green Monkey is expanding into the DMU Jungle bringing with it several Celebrity endorsements including famous nudist TV host, Keith Chegwin. is juice is very good for you as Amy Leathers the strawberries will give you plenty of vitamins, the mango is a skin healing fruit When you’re a student it’s not always easy to that replenishes skin and prevents spots, be healthy, but now there is a simpler way pineapples are excellent for the lungs and to get your 5-a-day with the Green Monkey people with asthma, and bananas contain juice bar on Level 1. potassium, which releases energy throughout e juice bar run by Ravi Gadher, 29, the day. Director of Green Monkey, said that the aim Juices are also a wonderful way to make of the juices was to “give students a healthier you feel better after a night out and get rid of lifestyle option”. a hang over. He also added that “We make it nice and Mr Gadher said “Instead of feeling really simple with juices, we have the majority rubbish the next morning, we can give you a of vitamins in there, to give you a boast lot of vitamins in your juice. You will enjoy throughout the day”. the taste and it will help you go to lectures Green Monkey will be in the union and focus on your studies”. throughout the year oﬀering a delicious Some students have a juice to give them alternative way of making sure you eat enough extra energy before they go to sporting fruit, with a warm and friendly welcome. events. Mr Gadher also works with the NHS to Green Monkey sponsors our very own gather information about how he can improve Women’s Rugby team to show their policy on his health as well as others. equal rights and opportunities. He said: “I went into the juicing world to e company’s philosophy on health is get a healthier lifestyle for myself.” that if you look after your body, your body When Ravi was 28 years old he suﬀered a will look after you, and they also aim to help heart attack. is was a combination of an people achieve a newer and fresher lifestyle. unhealthy lifestyle and because heart attacks e customers well being seems to be very are a heredity in his family. much at the heart of this company, as Ravi FAMOUS FACES | Loseby Lane brightened up by vibrant colours from the Green After suﬀering from a heart attack at such at Level 1 said “juices not only promote a Monkey Juice Bar along with various celebrities featured in the shop window. an early stage in his life, Ravi said that “when healthy mind but a healthy body as well”. you’re young you never think about the health “Green Monkey believes in the mind, body issues, until it’s too late.” and soul.” is is very true as many students opt for Green Monkey Juice Bar was the ﬁrst in the unhealthy option of microwave meals and Leicester and is also the ﬁrst in Leicestershire processed foods because it’s cheaper. As many to use apples in their juices rather than 2,000 Cancer Cases of you do not necessarily have the budget to oranges. e reason for using apples is to do buy fresh fruit and vegetables all the time, with cancer awareness; apples help to prevent “Alcohol Related” because it does not last as long as maybe most cancer cells from building up in the body. students staple diet of frozen chips. He also states that “most people use Health experts highlight how a healthy However in one juice you can get all your oranges because it is a cheaper option, but we lifestyle when you’re young could decrease ﬁve a day for just £2.00 for a regular or £2.50 are here to give people the healthier option the risk of cancer when you’re older. for a large one. which is why we use apples. It might cost Cancer Research UK has said that: ‘half ere is a wide variety of juices, milkshakes more money but it keeps people healthy. of all causes of cancer could be prevented and smoothies on oﬀer to suit all tastes, which at’s why we’ve done so well”. by lifestyle changes.’ range from a Mango Tango to a delightful It has been found that if you live a Detox and the most popular Rainbow When you go into town why not visit healthy lifestyle when you are younger Cocktail. Green Monkey’s other store on Loseby it could reduce your risks of contracting e Rainbow Cocktail is bursting with fruitful Lane? Or if you’re feeling a bit lazy but breast cancer dramatically. goodness as it contains raspberries strawberries, still want to be healthy, you can call for Scientists have discovered that between mangos, passion fruit and pineapples. your order on 0784 250 7876. 10-30 % of cases of cancer are caused by an unhealthy diet. Alcohol adds to around 2,000 of puts the Help in Health. breast cancer cases in the UK each year, and women who drink more than three alcoholic drinks a day are increasing the risk of breast cancer by 30 %. If YOU would like to have your health problems solved but are too Most people may have known a family member or someone who has had cancer, embarrassed to go to the doctor, then this could be just for you. All as one in three people in UK develop cancer during their life. you need to do is conﬁdentially email your problems to health@ Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in Britain and every year there are 44, demonpaper.com and Dr Ian Cross from the DMU surgery will answer 600 cases. Men can also get breast cancer and there are 300 cases detected each year. Breast them for you; your answers will then be published in the next issue. Cancer Awareness Day is on October 26. demonmusic Tuesday 23 October 2007 14 Issue 37 Album Reviews High On Fire – Death Radiohead – In Babyshambles – Jacknife Lee – Is This Communion Rainbows Shotters Nation Jacknife Lee High On Fire Let’s forget For Britain’s e fact that are back with about the most Garret Lee their follow- pioneering contentious has produced up to 2005’s marketing rock star, hugely ‘Blessed behind this Shotters successful Black Wings’. album, the Nation is Pete bands such And what fact that Doherty’s as U2, Snow a welcome fans can pay biggest chance Patrol and return. whatever they to prove Green Day, as ‘Death Is is want for it and his worth. well as winning Communion’ the idea that Yes, he’s one a Grammy, takes you on a punishing journey of it could be the start of a musical revolution. of the most talented musicians of his brings high expectations. Shamefully though, it dirty heavy metal with sexy strings and e principal question on any self respecting generation, but consistency is what we want doesn’t deliver the goods. For his fourth studio thunderous drums. Radiohead fan’s lips is that after the four year with this album and thankfully that is what album, the music itself is the most impressive Produced by Jack Endio (Nirvana, wait, will it be worth the one penny or ten Blur producer Stephen Street brings to the feature, with a gentle mix of deep bass lines and Soundgarden) Matt Pike’s vocals are pounds that they’re going to spend? table. e ﬁrst single taken from the album, hand tapping drums. is is topped up with mesmerising and full of raw angry energy. It’s Well, from the vibrant rhythmic beats of Delivery, demonstrates a more radio- friendly some electro beats on the odd song, resulting in relentlessly heavy, in the best way possible. opener 15 Step to the laid back magnetism of sound but without letting go of that gloomy some fantastic chilled-out tracks. Intricate time signatures and rhythm changes House Of Cards, this record oﬀers something Babyshambles appeal. e inﬂuences are easier After a ﬁrst listen, the biggest disappointment set High On Fire apart from the rest, the trio more assessable than their last three but without to spot this time around also. Unbilotitled was the repetitiveness of the lyrics and eerie working faultlessly together to do all sorts of losing that innovative Radiohead chic. An sounds like it could have been borrowed from vocals, which didn’t ﬁt with well enough with naughty stuﬀ to your ears. Giving a good dose intimate album with beautifully constructed the R.E.M. mantelpiece and Crumb Begging any of the songs. Disregarding that, the ﬁrst of rock and roll, the title track is a brutal assult songs such as the fast paced ambient guitar Baghead is what e Beatles would sound like single Making me Money is a peach of a song, of everything we love about a group of hairy melodies of Weird Fishes/Arpeggi and the if they reunited for the soundtrack to Guy highlighting the potential of Jacknife Lee. I grubby men, teasing us with thier combination haunting masterpiece Nude. Lyrically om Ritchie’s next ﬁlm. It’s not all a game of ‘name Love the Useless follows, which could easily be of dazzling stickman-ship and drudging Yorke is once again introspective but without that tune’ though especially when Doherty confused with a song from the Snow Patrol back fretwork. If you’re into Mastodon, Unearth or the frustration of you feeling alienated by his expresses his signature poetic side on poignant catalogue. ere’s plenty here to please the avid Lamb of God then check High On Fire out. words. It’s a remarkable achievement from album closer, Lost Art Of Murder. Of all the chill fan, however there really is no depth to the ey’re touring soon, don’t be a fool and miss Britain’s most groundbreaking band and their ex-Libertines members’ records this is the most music. Hopefully he can take this to a bigger out on the opportunity to see these true metal most consistent record since the seminal OK accomplished and Doherty has proven that he level or just stick to what he is good at and keep gods in all their dirty rock n roll glory. Computer. can ﬂy solo without Carl Barat. producing some great bands. 9/10 10/10 8/10 4/10 Sally Johnson Alex Dugasse Alex Dugasse James Cross Single Reviews Rufus Wainwright – Kate Nash – Kings Of Leon – Oasis – Lord Donʼt Tiergarten Mouthwash Charmer Slow Me Down Set to woo Kate Nash is Charmer Lord Don’t UK fans on the latest in is the third Slow Me his upcoming line of artists single to be Down is the October tour, to be dropped taken from surprise new critically oﬀ by the the KOL’s bluesy single acclaimed hype bus. third album from the Rufus Now she’s got Because Of rock and roll Wainwright the album out e Times. stars recorded releases the of the way As soon as during the third single she can relax the rapid Don’t Believe from his gold- and deliver bass kicks in e Truth selling LP Release e Stars. more pop treats without the pressures of you know this it’s going to be good. en sessions. Noel Tranquil harps and soothing piano sections lay expectation. Mouthwash is her next single, an onslaught of swift drum beats invade takes to the the foundations for Wainwright’s distinguish- an innocent piano-driven account of a your ears and know it’s going to be great. helm on vocals ably calming vocals as he asks us ‘Won’t you seemingly non superﬁcial existence. It makes Finally Caleb Followill, in his best Frank and he sings like he means business. Lyrically walk me through the Tiergarten?’ Wainwright a change from the shallow pop oﬀerings Black impression, screeches out, ‘she’s such a it’s as vigorous as their earliest material such produces a lullaby-like quality in this song that from the tedious ‘Generation X Factor.’ charmer oh no,’ and delivers some of his best as Cigarettes and Alcohol but musically it just could lead even the most focussed of people ere is no doubt that Nash exercises her vocals yet. sounds like recycled clatter from their favourite into reverie, especially as he employs such gentle talent and childlike imagination in this song It’s great to see that after three albums bands. ere’s not much here that gives you percussion and background vocals to the equa- but sadly it doesn’t come close to shaking one of America’s most essential bands is that wow factor but it does give you the feeling tion. Tiergarten will leave you feeling uplifted pop music to its ‘Foundations’ like its still churning out great catchy southern that for the ﬁrst time in a long time the band and starry-eyed. predecessor did. inﬂuenced rock tunes. actually sound like they’re enjoying themselves. 7/10 7/10 9/10 6/10 Louise Skinner Alex Dugasse Alex Dugasse Alex Dugasse musicdemon The Newspaper of De Montfort Students www.demonpaper.com 15 Live Reviews Wheatus @ Level 1, DSU Battles @ Camden Koko play was rewarding. I enjoyed Wannabe less, on par with the keyboards and guitars. Luke Fogg Gangster and Lemonade. I came, as I’m sure Mark Young Battles ﬁnd ways to transport you, not just many others did, to sing out at the top of into other realms, but into other plains of Wheatus are one of those bands that are my lungs to Teenage Dirtbag. Wheatus were New York City’s experimental electro existence – worlds where white isn’t white but most famously known for one song. is entertaining, energetic and very grateful to math-rock act Battles played to a sold out it isn’t black either, it’s a whole new colour sometimes implies that there is a lack of the crowd, and all of these things added to Camden Koko crowd for the London leg of that you can only fathom by experience. ese diversity, but it can sometimes be the case my enjoyment as I sang along to the songs their current European jaunt. are worlds where communication is based on that a band becomes too famous for one that I knew and grew up with. Listening to Battles is captivating. electronic impulses, rhythms and ambience. song, and has nothing else that is of such Watching them as well is nothing short of And you don’t need to learn the language; you ‘cult’ status. awe-inspiring. ey deliver songs in unusual simply feel it to understand it. is is the case with Wheatus. ey have time signatures, an acute element of the e band line up visually in their usual several good songs, and they really showed math-rock genre, but it’s not simply the song fashion, armed with their arsenal of guitars, that by entertaining the crowd. Songs such itself that is played at an unusual rhythm – keyboards, synthesisers, eﬀects pedals, as Leroy and Mr Brown were all very well each member layers his lines, starting with scratch pedals and lap-tops. Add to that received. When they played A Little Respect the drums, on top of one another, playing some of the most impressive beat-boxing the song was very well received. I enjoyed the to his own individual temporal frame, either you’re likely to witness. sensation of singing along with my friends ignoring the drumbeat or syncopating e only element I felt was needed to to a song that was slightly cheesy, but that against it. e song structures rely on the complete the overall aesthetic experience cheesiness made it all the more enjoyable. members communicating with each other was some background visuals or a lightshow Unfortunately, the sound set up was, at through subtle gestures on stage. of some sort. e omission of these times, shocking. I couldn’t hear the words of Equally impressive is their seemingly supplements was no doubt a conscience one the songs, because of background noise. It inﬁnite multitude of eﬀects, each delicately aimed at channelling the eye on the actions wasn’t that I couldn’t hear Brendan Brown chosen and employed with the speciﬁc intent of the members, but this isn’t always an (lead guitar, vocals) when he was just talking, of ‘rewiring your head’ (as one journalist said) available option in a crowd of this size. but when the band were actually playing in a particular way. Even the ‘vocal’ lines are Battles are deﬁnitely an act you need to songs, it was hard to hear the words. subjected to enough electronic trickery to catch – they may just change your entire Having said all of this, seeing Wheatus make them just another layer, no more no perspective on music. Maximo Park @ Cambridge Corn Exchange brilliant rendition of Apply Some Pressure, a Shefali Srivastava poignant, bittersweet Books From Boxes, and the deliciously creepy but fun fairground- “Where can I get a meal that’s as Launching with break-neck energy into their eighteen-song set, mostly showcasing second vibe of Unshockable standing out as some of the many, many highlights. good as home cooked food?” album Our Earthly Pleasures, the ‘Park make their ninety minutes on stage a visual and – Hungry Student aural treat. Live, they almost sound like an eerily exact replica of their albums with the volume turned up to the max – almost, but better in fact: the guitars are crunchier, the skins are beaten with military precision, the keyboard playing is gleefully manic and the bass lines are even more buzzing than any amount of pristine record production could’ve suggested. But it’s insanely charismatic lead singer Paul Smith who makes the band; gallivanting about the stage like a gloriously eccentric circus ringmaster and looking dapper in his trademark red-and-black ensemble of bowler hat/suit/tie, enthusiastic hand gestures and emphatic facial expressions to match, standing out in stark contrast to his Exiting the stage on Our Velocity, the comparatively inanimate bandmates. He crowd are left to riotously chant ‘MAX- also provides plenty of crowd banter tonight I-MO! MAX-I-MO!’ before Smith and – explaining the stories behind songs, cohorts return for a three song encore, For advertising opportunities contact: personal anecdotes, and the numerous grinning ear to ear, ﬁnally ending on humble yet clearly delighted ‘thankyous’ Graﬃti. Appropriate perhaps to end that seemed to follow every rapturous with their ﬁrst ever single release, giving Victoria Kirwan-Taylor crowd reaction. Smith’s idiosyncratic, warbly yet a full-circle sense of completeness to an electrifying evening. Intelligent, stylish, fun, yearning vocals are faultless and soar provocative and sincere – there was no place BAM Agency | 0845 1300 667 | firstname.lastname@example.org over the instrumentation, a staggeringly for scenesters here. demonﬁlm Tuesday 23 October 2007 16 Issue 37 Cinema Reviews The Kingdom Ratatouille War Cast: Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner Director: Peter Berg Cast: Patton Oswalt, Lou Romano Director: Brad Bird Cast: Jet Li, Jason Statham Director: Phillip G. Atwell Day Watch Cert: 15 Cert: U Cert: 18 Competition! e Demon is oﬀering the students of De Montfort University the opportunity to win some Day Watch goodies. ese goodies include a Day Watch baseball cap, a T Shirt and a set of shot glasses. All you have to do to be in with a chance to win one of three goodie bags is answer Whether or not e Kingdom has something In this delightful and visually stunning ﬁlm, e trailers and posters for this ﬁlm suggest the following question: meaningful to say about world politics is the plot follows Remy and his pursuit of his there will be the mother of all battles unclear, however, what is evident is that this dream of becoming a chef. e only trouble between two of B Movies’ hard men. What Who is the author of the is one of the years best action movies. e for Remy is that he is a rat. Amusing antics a shame this movie is a cheat. Aside from ﬁlm starts with an intriguing section plotting follow throughout, with frequent moments the ridiculous plot, awful scripting and often book that Day Watch is based the history of Saudi Arabia, which bleeds into of laughter created by Remy’s new human headache inducing camera work, the two upon? a rip-roaring terrorist attack on American friend Linguini, the clumsy garbage boy. leading men are woeful. Jet Li is a shadow civilians. e ﬁlm never pauses for a moment Ratatouille is Bird’s ﬁrst return to the Pixar of his former self and is beginning to show a. Stephen King all the way through to its outstanding director’s seat since e Incredibles, and from his age, and Jason Statham surpasses himself, ﬁnale, which may be one of the ﬁnest action his performance there is strong anticipation as making a bad script worse with a pathetic b. Sergey Lukyanenko sequences committed to ﬁlm. is, coupled to what is going to come out of the idea-tank American accent and the inability to properly with strong performances from all of the cast, at Pixar next. is adorable ﬁlm is one which convey emotion. e ﬁght sequences do not c. J K Rowling especially actor Ashraf Barhoum who plays will be enjoyed by all Pixar fans, and has all add any credibility and feel like they have the Americans Saudi ‘babysitter’, creates a the ingredients to make the perfect family been done many, many times before. Avoid ﬁlm that is a must for all action fans. ﬁlm. this movie like the plague. Get your answers in to competitions @demonpaper.com and good luck! All 9/10 8/10 1/10 winners will be informed by email. Craig Browne Rob Smyth Rob Smyth Mr Brooks Disturbia Cast: Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, Cast: Shia LaBeouf, David Morse DVD Reviews Director: Bruce A Evans Director: DJ Caruso Cert: 18 Cert: 15 United 93 Cast: Christian Clemenson, Trish Gates, David Alan Basche, Cheyenne Jackson Director: Paul Greengrass HMV Price: £6.99 “On September 11th, four planes were hijacked. ree hits their targets. One did not.” United 93, directed by Paul Greengrass, (an English director) is a real-time, reconstruction Mr Brooks is a very intelligent ﬁlm which Disturbia gives a British audience another documentary styled movie, based on the follows Mr Brooks, played superbly by chance to witness one of Hollywood’s up and plane that crash landed in Pennsylvania on Costner, who has an addiction to killing. coming young actors; Shia LaBeouf plays September 11th through the intervention of is movie is not just your normal ‘cat and a wayward teen who, whilst under house the passengers trying to regain control. mouse’ chase; it has so many levels to it arrest and when not spying on his hot new e words ‘If we don’t get in there, we’ll all die’ and closely looks into the lives of the two neighbour, suspects murder is afoot. e from the ﬁlm are the most eﬀective in showing main characters. Tracy Atwood, played by ﬁlm is basically a remake of Hitchcock’s Rear the determination and the heroism the crew had Moore, is the police oﬃcer hunting Brooks Window but with nowhere near the class of in trying to take over, namely to save themselves and other lives. e ﬁlm, however, doesn’t show who has her own story explored through the original, however, this does not mean the actual crash or the explosion of the plane, (more of a 1st person view looking at the descent of the movie, adding so much more depth to the ﬁlm is bad. LaBeouf takes an often the plane) and because of this, the ending can be seen as somewhat unique and digniﬁed. such a suspenseful thriller. e strong plot mediocre script and makes it sound witty United 93 has been tastefully done and made: through using unknown actors, well line with some brilliant acting helps create and interesting; reaﬃrming the belief that specialised directing from Greengrass, no cheap eﬀects, such as computerisation or dramatic a high amount of tension throughout Mr he is the next big thing. An excellent turn by music (although there is some sombre music within the ﬁlm) and no misinterpretation of Brooks, making it one of the most intellectual David Morse as the ﬁlms big bad guy, ensures the actual events, the ﬁlm can be considered more than just a ﬁlm that you rent out or even psychological thrillers released this year. a good, entertaining ﬂick. watch in the cinema. 9/10 7/10 8/10 Craig Browne Rob Smyth Matt Horn ﬁlmdemon The Newspaper of De Montfort Students www.demonpaper.com 17 Who’s Afraid of a Horror Film? e Demon Film Editor Sarah Ghost discusses the decline in scary movies. As cinemagoers nowadays we expect a high technical quality of cinema that they are standard of horror ﬁlm. In modern times today, so were a lot simpler in taste and a lot it just simply is not good enough to have a man in a scary suit following people and murdering them; after all this is not an episode of Scooby Doo is it? But with Hallowe’en approaching why is “After all this is it that audience’s these days become less and less afraid of horror movies, and why do they not an episode demand more frightening and often more grotesque images in order to scare? e main answer to the question of why of Scooby Doo is we need more to be scared has got to be focused around the media and the country’s it?” growth in this respect. When horror ﬁlms ﬁrst immerged they were the ﬁrst ﬁlms of their more impressed by the movies produced. kind, pioneering through use of dialogue, As the movie industry grew and media camera angles, makeup, lighting and tomato became more open to the public, audiences ketchup blood. Audiences had never seen required a diﬀerent kind of horror, and anything like it, but as more and more were the 70s and 80s saw a wide variety of ﬁlms produced, they knew what to expect of the including Psycho and e Exorcist that are well HOSTEL PART II | This woman may appear petriﬁed, but her audience is not. movies and got bored. known horror classics to this day. e ﬁrst horror movies were being For years we as modern people have been produced when media was doing something surrounded and bombarded with visual and shootings. e violence and horror of are often insurmountable, as many modern entirely diﬀerent to what it does now. Rather imagery, be it from TV, the papers, billboard these images begin to wane the more we are horror directors have found. e only really than seeking for the facts, the papers at this posters or the cinema. e modern audience accustomed to them. e quality to shock good horror movie released in the last ﬁve time often gave representations, propaganda has had all kinds of graphic representation becomes increasingly diﬃcult for any TV or years is Saw, but even that movie does not in the case of the aftermath of WWII, in thrown at it, from pictures of starving movie director. so much scare as it makes you squirm in order to keep the public unaware and positive African children, to pictures from the To be scared in these modern times means discomfort. Of the horror movies released about their nation. trenches of the First World War. TV has to be absolutely petriﬁed out of your skin and some even cause laughter, which proves the Audiences were not open to the same grown a thriller genre of its own, often with carted out of the cinema screaming in terror. point that these days it takes a lot more than advertisements, TV programmes, or the same disturbing images of corpses, rape, stabbings e standards of scare are so high that they invading aliens to get us sweaty-palmed. Disappointing Resident Unbelievable Rob Smyth examines the decline in respect for the ﬁlms of a gaming legend. How did it all go so wrong? With such a wealth of source material from some of the most critically acclaimed and ﬁnancially successful games of the 1990s, how come the Resident Evil ﬁlm franchise was so awful? To fully realise how big a disaster this has been we must go back to the start. Resident Evil was a videogame designed by Capcom for the Playstation One. e original game follows the story of a S.W.A.T style team who have to investigate strange occurrences inside a local mansion. ey realise a shadowy company known as Umbrella has been reanimating the dead and they now have to somehow survive this horror. e game was a huge hit and spawned a number of sequels on various platforms. So when in 1999 Sony decided to turn this popular game into a ﬁlm, fan boys RESIDENT EVIL | The movie left fans cheated. around the world could not wait. If times were not exciting enough, it was announced that Zombie legend George A Romero was e movie was awful, and was made worse by still high hopes for the movie. Carrying on with the mumbo jumbo spouted assigned to write and direct. is is where a script seemingly written by a ten year old Somehow they had made it even worse than in the ﬁrst two ﬁlms, and now with yet more things started to go horribly wrong. Romero which only featured slight references to the the original. Although ﬁlmmakers included aspects of the games included, many fans feel was soon ﬁred due to internal conﬂicts, and games. Although critically derided, the ﬁlm favourite characters and monsters from the game, that this may claw back some credibility for with the ﬁlm now in production hell, fans went on to make over $100 million dollars they were not utilised correctly, and, coupled the much-derided franchise. thought the worst of this ill-fated project worldwide which guaranteed a sequel. with nauseating camera work and the return ose who watch this movie are doing so until it was seemingly rescued by English e only light at the end of tunnel was that of the ten-year-old scriptwriter, game fans were out of a need for resolution. ey need to feel ﬁlmmaker Paul Anderson. maybe the ﬁlmmakers would listen to the fans outraged. Yet, due to those hopeful game fans, the that all the excitement and hope they once en on July 12 2002 the date had ﬁnally and make sure the next ﬁlm, titled Apocalypse, ﬁlm grossed an incredible $129 million dollars. had ends with something half decent. If not, arrived. Resident Evil: e Movie was about to would do the game and the fans justice. So Resident Evil Extinction is the third and the next chapter of Resident Evil really will be hit screens. A big disappointment lay ahead. when it arrived in October 2004 there were hopefully the ﬁnal part of the franchise. extinct in the eyes of its fans. demonsport Tuesday September Monday 24 23 October 2007 18 37 Issue 35 Mens Football Feel the Heat e Mens’ Football First Team lose their second match in a row but are still feeling conﬁdent about the future. e Demon investigates....... Jamie Minshull is week DMU Men’s Football 1st team travelled away to play against Aston University. Initially, DMU were looking for a good practice match in preparation for a future ﬁxture against DMU rivals Leicester University. Even after a extremely successful season last year DMU have had a slow start to the season this year loosing their ﬁrst game against Manchester Metropolitan University. e disappointment of the ﬁrst match appeared to seep over into the Game against Aston. “ e DMU boys pulled it together and began to hold posession ” To begin the match DMU had trouble keeping the ball, not managing to string 5 passes together. Consequently, the tension began to show on the ﬁeld and throughout failed to clear the ball Aston scored for the to try and regain possession. the crowd. second time. Nick Stratton, a valued player in the second After a few stern words from manager Whilst DMU weren’t playing at their half, tackled hard but was booked by the Nick Stockley the DMU boys pulled it best the two new fresher’s who were playing “Although DMU referee with a yellow card for his passionate together and began to hold possession whilst Graeme Squire and Bradley ompson were display and it was not to long before Aston attempting to break down the Aston defence. showing steady quality and ﬁtting in well to Pressured on they began to panic and their tackles became As the ﬁrst half continued Astons level formations. wreck less injuring Squire and their player of play began to slip so to compensate they After a tiring ﬁrst half the whistle was could not ﬁnd sporting the number 6 shirt was also booked. opted for a long ball tactic. In the 27th blown. Team Manager Stockley gathered Although DMU pressured well they minute it paid oﬀ. A ﬂoating Ball was picked the players together and with an ‘attitude that elusive second couldn’t ﬁnd that elusive second goal and up by an Aston striker and he was taken reminiscing of Brian Clough’ explained the game concluded 2-1. Fresher Bradley down by goalkeeper Owyn Sidwell who the faults of the team with a brilliant, Goal” ompson was awarded Man of the match desperately tried to play the ball. e penalty inspirational half time team talk. and all agreed it was well deserved due to his was awarded and Aston was successful, DMU then took to the ﬁeld with a slightly hard work and passion for the team. bringing the score to 1-0. altered formation. New player Fano’s came on ﬁnally began to play the football they are Team Manager Stockely had this to DMU then battled well with Ant Moyse for injured player William Bennton-Diggins renowned for. say ‘Although we lost its good to see an dominating in the air and winning tackles and Moyse was pushed back. DMU almost After 20minutes Moyse played a brilliant improvement on last week’s performance. but the long ball kept creeping behind the appeared a new side and were playing the ball Ball through to ompson who elegantly Its early in the season but we have had two defence. Sidwell made some commendable with ease. Limahl came on for Khalid Grey lobbed the ball over the Goal keepers head games with only two training sessions but I saves but eventually the pressure was too up front and DMU ﬁnally found their shape. taking DMUs ﬁrst goal of the match. With am conﬁdent if we can put the work in we much for the defence and as Jamie Minshull Stockely was put back up front and DMU the score now 2-1 Aston desperately tackled will be a great force in the league this season’. sportdemon The Newspaper of De Montfort Students www.demonpaper.com 19 Not a Walkers in the park for U-21s side kept up a high-tempo, whilst the defence Blackburn striker who coolly slotted through the produce anything other than several long-range remained untroubled. legs of the keeper. It was no more than England shots and a header easily held by Joe Hart. Stevan Chris Hislop The first real chance fell to the home side. A deserved at this stage. Jovetic, 17, is thought to be a £7 million pound Huddlestone corner was met by captain Steven Andrew Surman, making his first start was target for Sir Alex Ferguson, but even he failed to The people of Leicester were treated to the Taylor, but his header flashed across goal and replaced due to injury on the half hour mark find a way through the solid England rear guard. future of English football as the Under 21’s came rebounded off the woodwork. Taylor has been by former Arsenal trainee Fabrice Muamba and Nedum Onuoha nearly settled English nerves to the Walkers Stadium to face Montenegro in a instrumental in making sure England haven’t England began to lose their way as his header cannoned off the bar but the second Euro 2009 qualifier. conceded a goal in the campaign so far, but also somewhat. Montenegro deserve credit for goal proved elusive. Montenegro began to show A team packed full of talent, Premiership showed he is a genuine threat in the opposition area. a first half showing in which they dealt with more attacking intent as they sensed England’s experience and including the star-name of Matt Derbyshire, playing up front with the attacks, particularly a huge number of corners. frustration growing. A corner was brilliantly dealt Theo Walcott, was widely expected to brush wide support of Gabriel Agbonlahor and Walcott In the half-time break, fans were treated to the with by Hart who punched to safety. aside a Montenegro side, disposed of 3-0 in the began to look lively and began to create space incredible trickery of U.K freestyle champion The rest of the game petered out after a corresponding fixture. However, the Eastern for the midfield to exploit. Having first had a Daniel Magnuss. Using just about every part of string of substitutions and England held on European side proved to be a sterner test this time header easily saved, he was almost put through his body Magnuss performed trick after trick that comfortably for to ensure a 100% start to their around. by Agbonlahor and England began to show real blew most of the audience away. qualifying campaign. During the opening exchanges England made menace. After the break Milner began to assert himself A televised Friday night kick-off, would deter much of the early running, with Newcastle’s Just after the 20 minute mark Derbyshire’s and was unlucky to see a thumping long range many from heading to the game, however, an James Milner receiving a great deal of the ball persistence finally paid off. Milner, receiving the drive tipped over. An England penalty claim was impressive 20,022 helped to create an atmosphere down the right flank. Highly rated Tottenham ball midway into the Montenegro half threaded also denied as the referee missed a clear handball. that undoubtedly helped England and ensured midfielder Tom Huddlestone made sure that his a superb through ball into the path of the Montenegro continued to hang on, but couldn’t for an enjoyable evening in the East Midlands. “Who what when where – how much..? Can I get two?” For advertising opportunities contact: Victoria Kirwan-Taylor BAM Agency | 0845 1300 667 | email@example.com demonsport Tuesday September Monday 24 23 October 2007 20 37 Issue 35 Netball First’s Falling Match Holly A Peacock After a disappointing season for both teams in Netball last year, the newly formed ﬁrst team walked on to the pitch with quiet conﬁdence for their ﬁrst match of the season against Lincoln University. Newly ¬ chairman Amy Alborough has taken on a tougher training regime to ensure the standard of ﬁtness within both teams is high enough to carry them back up the league this year. e match began with both DMU and Lincoln showing equal skills in both defence and attack. Centre player Gemma Hulme “ is tactic was overused and DMU defence made every eﬀort to double mark the Goal Shooter” tactics. Almost every pass into the circle was ended with a disappointing score of 14-9 to third quarter ended with a score of 22-14. said ‘in the ﬁrst quarter DMU had the an overhead pass to the Lincoln Goal Shooter. Lincoln. In the last quarter DMU only managed upper hand. Our conﬁdence and ﬁtness has However, after the ﬁrst 5 minutes into the Yarnold claimed ‘ e diﬀerence in score 2 goals in 15 minutes making an obvious improved a lot since last year’. Although the second quarter this tactic was overused and in the second quarter was obviously hard decrease in the overall score. e DMU enthusiasm of the players carried the DMU DMU defence made every eﬀort to double to recover from’ and in the third quarter defence played better with more interceptions girls through the ﬁrst quarter the end result mark the Goal Shooter. DMU closed the gap between the scores but for all the opportunities and eﬀort from showed an antagonising result of 5 -5. e ball travelled down the court well with making the goal score 8 from Lincoln and all members of the attack, the goals just e second quarter began with the steady pace and accuracy from DMU but the 5 from DMU shooters. e third quarter weren’t going in. substitution of Wing Defence player Natasha girls were met with more of a challenge by was perhaps the most exciting episode in the Despite the falling score throughout the Erminia-john for Katie Yarnold. Interceptions Lincolns defence. Lizzie Carter played Wing match ‘DMU came into themselves’ said match and with a loss of 30- 16 the DMU were strong and frequent from all centre Attack and worked well around the circle spectator Lisa urlow. ﬁrsts walked away with their heads held high. caught players but with the sheer height of feeding the ball continuously into the circle Alborough put increased pressure on Centre Gemma Hulme was awarded woman Lincoln’s newly subbed Goal Shooter, DMU’s to shooters Nikki Bone and Maxine Edwards Lincolns Goal Attack and the Lincoln Wing of the match by the Lincoln team and it was defence could not intercept the passes into the after a promising ﬁrst quarter the shooters Attack was double marked by Hulme and all agreed that it was well deserved after her circle. Goal keeper Holly Peacock and Goal kept up the energy and managed to maintain Erminia-John resulting in the centre passes positive encouragements and excellent skill Defence Alborough were forced to adopt new the steady amount of goals. e quarter being passed back to the Lincoln Defence. e throughout the match. Ultimate Frisbee Demons Ultimate Frisbee have kicked oﬀ the year in style once more, winning the plate at a begginners tournament in Manchester. e tournament consisted of 20 fresher teams with each less than a month of playing time under their belt. Demons managed to squeeze in just two training sessions with the new recruits before sending them oﬀ to compete. ey represented DMU brilliantly, ﬁnishing ninth and having a fantastic weekend seeing oﬀ teams such as Norwich based Aye-Aye and Manchester’s team Halcyon. Congratulations to Richard Arrowsmith who recieved Most valuble Player of the tournament.
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