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                                                       MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2009

 Switch it o ?
 Research suggests watching television is no good for the
 development of children’s brains. P2 3

 PAGE      The long-awaited Camaro, released as

           a 2010 model, will knock your socks off
           and dazzle your senses.

           Alternative fuel
           Carmakers race to come up with the
           perfect hydrogen fuel.

           Turning a classic children’s book into a
           Hollywood movie takes courage — when
           that book is Maurice Sendak’s dark but
           beloved Where the Wild Things Are and
           the illustrated original consists of just
           nine simple sentences.

                                                       *   Scientists concede that they do not yet know precisely how TV affects the cognitive development, not just in terms
                                                       of understanding the inner workings of the brain but because the way we use television and other electronic screens
                                                       is changing so rapidly that we do not know how it will affect people by the time their brains stop developing in their
 PAGE                                                  mid-20s.

           Paris is “inspirational”, pop star Prince

                                                       TV and the children
           said after wowing audiences in a venue
           never formerly used as a concert hall —
           the Grand Palais exhibition centre.

                                                       — just how much
                                                       should they watch?
           Photo finish                                Australia is planning to restrict TV for toddlers,
 13                                                    because of adverse effects on the brain. How scared
           Both Muslim and non-Muslim
           photographers had their skills tested
           this Ramadan, with a Qatar Visitor
           contest asking them to capture the spirit
           of the holy month in a single image.        should a parent be? Patrick Barkham reports

Regulars                                                                    et out of our      television!”                            by placing in one room at home
                                                                            living rooms.          The outrage that has greeted        and now carry everywhere in our
Comics, Puzzles, Info-guide Page 14-16                                      This country       reports that the Australian             pockets may not be good for the
                                                                            is in danger of    government is to issue cautious         development of children’s brains.                                              becoming a         guidelines advising parents and           Television is no longer merely
                                                       politically controlled nation closer    carers to prevent children under        entertainment, it is the pacifier,
                                                       to communist China. That’s all very     two from watching television seems      babysitter, wallpaper and teacher
 Features Editor: Nahla Nainar                         well if you have three hours to wash    remarkably acerbic.                     for our children. Increasingly it
 Sub-editor: G John                                    the dishes, but some of us need to          Across the world, however, the      intrudes on the very first months of
 Layout artist: Pushpa Raj Shrestha                    get things done. Gee, these toddlers    same debates flare up every time        their lives.
                                                       are up to no good. What are they up     it is tentatively suggested that          In Australia, young children
                                                       to? Wait for it — they’re watching      the electronic screens we began         spend more time watching
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                                         on the very young compare debates                                                                                            willing to provide guidelines about
                                         over its adverse effects with those                                                                                          TV.
                                         over smoking a generation a half                                                                                                “Of course they don’t want to
                                         ago, or seat belts and cycle helmets                                                                                                                    ”
                                                                                                                                                                      because it is a vote-loser, he says.
                                         more recently.                                                                                                               “It is society’s favourite pastime
                                            A draft of the Australian                                                                                                 and it makes parents feel guilty. The
                                         government’s guidelines says that                                                                                            convenience of us parents is seen
                                         screen time for young children                                                                                               as paramount as opposed to the
                                         “may reduce the amount of time                                                                                               wellbeing of our children. When it
                                         they have for active play, social                                                                                            comes to our childrens’ wellbeing,
                                         contact with others and chances for                                                                                          our guilt as parents has to come
                                         language development” and may                                                                                                second.  ”
                                         also “affect the development of a                                                                                               Part of the problem, argues
                                         full range of eye movement (and) ...                                                                                         Sigman, is we have a nostalgic
                                         reduce the length of time they can                                                                                           view of our own experience of
                                         stay focused”  .                                                                                                             television when we were young.
                                            Jo Salmon, associate professor of                                                                                         “We say, ‘I watched Blue Peter
                                         epidemiology at Deakin University,                                                                                                        ,
                                                                                                                                                                      and I’m OK’” says Sigman. “But
                                         was one of the researchers                                                                                                   the editing speeds and the colours
                                         who informed the Australian                                                                                                  and the number of hours spent
                                         government’s draft guidelines.                                                                                               watching TV and the age at which
                                         “Children aged six to 30 months                                                                                              TV watching starts are a whole
                                         who are watching television have                                                                                             different thing now. We can’t
                                         less developed vocabulary, display                                                                                           compare now with before.     ”
                                         more aggressive behaviour and                                                                                                   Rich agrees. Television is so
                                         have poor attention spans, she
                                                                      ”                                                                                               different now that the “it didn’t
                                         says.                                                                                                                        harm me” argument is irrelevant,
                                            “Parents and childcare centres                                                                                            he says. Instead, frustratingly, he
                                         are not justified in encouraging                                                                                             finds the debate around young
                                         children, under the age of two, to                                                                                           children watching TV is played
                                         watch television. While there is no
                                                            ”                      more valuable brain-building              Stage” for 0-5s which implies            out as part of the culture wars in
                                         evidence that so-called educational       activities.                               that television should be part of        which the educated, ruling classes
                                         programming is harmful, she                  Scientists concede that they do        children’s learning.                     of academia and, when they dare,
                                         would discourage under-twos from          not yet know precisely how TV                Carers, the guidance states,          politicians, are perceived as self-
                                         watching it. “I really would not put      affects the cognitive development,        should help children become              righteously restricting the freedom
                                         my young one under two in front of        not just in terms of understanding        familiar with “everyday                  of expression of ordinary people.
                                         a television. Generally, the evidence     the inner workings of the brain but       technology” and use it to support        Rich instead hopes the debate could
                                         that’s out there says it could be         because the way we use television         their learning. Only the French          be examined more neutrally —
                                         detrimental, she says.
                                                       ”                           and other electronic screens is           government has been brave enough         and scientifically — as an issue of
                                             We may sense TV is bad for            changing so rapidly that we do            to ban stations from showing             “health and development”     .
                                         young children but what evidence          not know how it will affect people        programmes targeted at under-               He accepts that TV is not like
                                         is there really? There is a booming       by the time their brains stop             threes.                                  smoking: it is not simply bad
                                         market in educational computer            developing in their mid-20s.                 Last year it also insisted that       for your health. He would like
                                         games and DVDs, such as the Baby             But the weight of evidence about       overseas cable channels must             a return to a “respect” for TV
                                         Einstein range, and if our modern         the deleterious impact of TV on           incorporate a tobacco-style              and other electronic screens so
                                         multitasking lives are saturated          child’s ability to learn is alarming.     warning: “Watching television can        they are treated like a trip to the
                                         in electronic screens, isn’t sitting      The Australian government’s               slow the development of children         theatre or a novel, as something
                                         children in front of them at least        advice is supported by the                under three, even when it involves       to be consciously watched in
                                         good training for the modern              recommendation of the American            channels aimed specifically at           moderation.
                                         world?                                    Academy of Pediatrics that                them. ”                                     This may sound like another
                                            Rich worked in the film industry       under-twos are not exposed to any            Aric Sigman, a UK psychologist        culture wars value judgment but,
                                         before having a “midlife crisis” and      television time.                          and author of The Spoilt Generation      as he argues, it is not about good
                                         retraining as a paediatrician. He is         Dr Dimitri Christakis at Seattle       (Piatkus Books), a broadside against     or bad TV but about the good and
                          television     not evangelical about governments         Children’s Research Institute found       permissive parenting, says while         bad ways in which we consume
                            than any     enforcing how television is used          that for every extra hour watching        governments are happy to offer           it. (Additional reporting by Toni
                                         in homes but barred his own two           DVDs, 8- to 16-month-olds                 advice on suncream and portions          O’Loughlin) — Guardian News &
                             activity.   young children from television and        learned six to eight fewer words          of fruit and vegetables, they are less   Media
    Story                    The
                                         computer games before they were
                                         30 months old.
                                                                                   than children who spent no time
                                                                                   in front of the screen. Marie Evans
                            four-           While there is good television         Schmidt at the Centre for Media
                          month-old      that children can consciously learn       and Child Health found that even
                        gazes at         from at a later age, he says scientific   just having television on in the
                     the box for 44      studies show young children are           background while under-threes
minutes every day. In the United         not able to consciously learn from        play with their toys disrupted their
States, under-twos watch 1.2 hours       television.                               attention span even when they
a day on average. In Britain, older         As Rich explains, humans have          appeared to pay little attention to it.
children have been calculated to         the most sophisticated brain on               While there is a paucity
spend five hours and 18 minutes          the planet because it is relatively       of evidence that television is
watching TV, playing computer            unformed when we are born. Our            beneficial to early cognitive
games or online each day, just over      brains triple in volume in the first      development, there are studies that
an hour less than the US average.        24 months. We build our brains            show it is not as influential as the
   Behind the fury about strictures      ourselves, by responding to the           educational status and income of
suggesting television is bad for our     environment around us.                    parents.
children is guilt. Parents are uneasy       The biggest part of this is a             Schmidt found that an
about the effects television has on      process called pruning, says              apparently negative relationship
their children and are quick to get      Rich, whereby we learn what is            between TV viewing and cognitive
defensive about switching it on.         significant — our mother’s voice,         development disappeared when
   “Whether it is the slack-jawed        for instance — and what is not. “TV       she factored in the mother’s
look their children have when they       killing off neurons and the synaptic      educational status and household
put them in front of the television      connections that are made in              income — parents’ education and
or the tantrum when they turn it         order to discriminate signals from        finances mattered more.
off, most parents have this unease              ,
                                         ‘noise’” he says.                            “TV viewing is an outgrowth of
about it but it’s a battle they choose      Experts in child development           other characteristics of the home
not to fight. They have enough           have found that three things              environment that lead to lower
battles getting them to eat the          optimise brain development: face-                     ”
                                                                                   test scores, said Schmidt. Other
right food, says Dr Michael Rich,
           ”                             to-face interaction with parents          research suggests these include less
director of the influential Center on    or carers; learning to interact with      mother-and-baby interaction and
Media and Child Health at Boston         or manipulate the physical world;         less reading to children.
Children’s Hospital.                     and creative problem-solving play.           Unlike the Australians, the
   We may now be highly tuned to         Electronic screens do not provide         British government does not
what we feed our children’s bodies       any of this. At the most basic level,     offer any guidance on how much
but we are less careful about what       then, time spent watching TV has          television toddlers should be
we feed their minds. Academics           a displacement effect and stops           allowed to watch. It has introduced
researching the impact of television     children spending time on other,          an “Early Years Foundation
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motoring                                                                                                                                                           be attributable to 426 horses under
                                                                                                                                                                   the hood champing at the bit. A
                                                                                                                                                                   6.2-litre V-8 provides enough get-
                                                                                                                                                                   up to reach 60 mph at a sizzling 4.8
                                                                                                                                                                      Not surprising, it’s a blast to
                                                                                                                                                                   drive and the six-speed manual
                                                                                                                                                                   offers easy throws and great
                                                                                                                                                                   response. A six-speed automatic
                                                                                                                                                                   also is available, and another
                                                                                                                                                                   option for classic buffs is a short-
                                                                                                                                                                   throw Hurst shifter.
                                                                                                                                                                      It is manageable in the turns,
                                                                                                                                                                   with good road grip, but it does
                                                                                                                                                                   feel a bit heavy. Give the nod to
                                                                                                                                                                   Camaro in speed but the Mustang
                                                                                                                                                                   GT probably wins the duel when it
                                                                                                                                                                   comes to handling.
                                                                                                                                                                      For visibility, give Camaro a C.
                                                                                                                                                                   Windows are designed to be sleek
                                                                                                                                                                   and that means limitations to how
                                                                                                                                                                   much you can see on the sides and
                                                                                                                                                                   behind. That also compromises
                                                                                                                                                                   parking efforts.
                                                                                                                                                                      Camaro’s interior is vastly
                                                                                                                                                                   improved over the original as well
                                                                                                                                                                   as the previous generation. The SS
                                                                                                                                                                   gets leather on the seats, the three-
                                                                                                                                                                   spoke steering wheel and shifter
                                                                                                                                                                   knob. An aqua strip of light arches
                                                                                                                                                                   across each door panel for style and
                                                                                                                                                                   ambient lighting.
                                                                                                                                                                      Seats are bolstered to hold you
                                                                                                                                                                   in for sporty driving. Still, they
                                                                                                                                                                   are comfortable for daily driving
                                                                                                                                                                   as well as the long haul, and that’s
                                                                                                                                                                   a big plus. Taller folks may find

*   The 2010 Camaro honours its kin with a two-door coupe.                                                                                                         the window sill too high for elbow
                                                                                                                                                                   comfort since they have to lower

New Camaro is
                                                                                                                                                                   the seats for needed head room.
                                                                                                                                                                   Back seat legroom and headroom
                                                                                                                                                                   are marginal, OK for short trips to
                                                                                                                                                                   the restaurant only.
                                                                                                                                                                      Another quirk: The E-brake is
                                                                                                                                                                   located on the passenger side of the
                                                                                                                                                                   centre console, requiring a reach
                                                                                                                                                                   and making it awkward to pull
                                                                                                                                                                   up. Retro-looking, square gauges

better than ever
                                                                                                                                                                   are trimmed in chrome and bring
                                                                                                                                                                   you back to the ’60s — but are not
                                                                                                                                                                   especially easy to decipher. And
                                                                                                                                                                   no navigation system is available
                                                                                                                                                                   even as an option. Cargo space is
                                                                                                                                                                   limited and the short deck means a
                                                                                                                                                                   not-too-big opening for golf clubs
                                                                                                                                                                   and the like. Safety features include
                                                                                                                                                                   head curtain side-impact air bags
                                                                                                                                                                   for both front and rear passengers.
The long-awaited Camaro, released as a 2010 model, will knock your                                                                                                 Big Brembo brakes to stop this
                                                                                                                                                                   beast are also a safety plus.

socks off and dazzle your senses. By Barry Spyker
                                                                                                                                                                      Camaro is available in five
                                                                                                                                                                   trims, starting with a base model
                                                                                                                                                                   I promise you do not want (V-6,

                                                                                                                                                                   steel wheels — need I say more?).
             rowing up in the midst          For Chevy, redemption these         It replicated Mustang’s long-hood,          Mission accomplished.                    The first three levels come with
             of the great pony-car        days must be sweeter than honey.       short-deck design but had a grille          Camaro honours its kin with           the V-6. However, two options
             war, I admittedly never      The long-awaited Camaro, released      that hid its headlights. It did not go   a two-door coupe that has                packages can make it more
             gave the Camaro the          earlier this year as a 2010 model,     over like gangbusters, selling about     similar proportions: a 112.3-inch        attractive: a convenience package
             time of day. It will drive   will knock your socks off and          221,000 the first year — profitable      wheelbase and an overall length of       offers Bluetooth, leather wheel and
you “absolutely mod,” Chevy’s TV          dazzle your senses. Indeed, the new    but short of Chevy lofty goals.          190.4 inches. This time, the long        shifter and remote start; the RS
ads would boast, capitalising on          Camaro is back and it’s better than    Ford was ready for it and answered       hood and short deck sport wheel          package offers xenon headlights,
the trendy term of the time (that’s       ever, better than the late 1960s       with a beautifully redesigned ’67        wells that are pushed to the far         20-inch wheels and a spoiler. The
“mod” for modern).                        version ever was.                      Mustang with a big block 390.            corners and are encompassed by 18,       SS gets styling cues inside and out,
   But also running around were              “Everyone wanted to make               Now Ford, by the way, with            19 or 20-inch wheels, depending          20-inch aluminum wheels and the
Ford’s Boss 429 Mustang and the           sure it was right,” one of the chief   one eye on Camaro, is busy again         on the model.                            Brembos.
Plymouth Barracuda, which had             Camaro designers told me. “There       tweaking its fifth-generation Stang         It’s a pseudo-coupe because              Whether you were there for the
a stranger fastback but handled           was already a waiting list of 20,000   with styling and a tighter chassis       it has a B-pillar, but it’s not          original or caught up with the later
better than everyone in the               even before production began over      — but this time it has an even           noticeable from the outside and,         generations, the Camaro should
crowd with its torsion-bar front          the summer.”                           more formidable opponent. “It’s          besides, it has a purpose, adding to     bring smiles to all. Said Camaro’s
suspension. Even Camaro’s cousin,            The Camaro, Chevy’s response        a great interpretation of the first      its structural rigidity.                 designer: “We tried to cater to the
the Pontiac Firebird, offered a           to the enormously successful                        ”
                                                                                 generation, Camaro’s designer               At idle, the Camaro SS shakes         classic lovers, but we know it will
bolder and more aggressive look           1964 Mustang, was introduced on        said. “But this time we wanted the       ever so slightly — like a cat ready to   appeal to new buyers, too.” — The
than the Camaro.                          September 12, 1966 as a ’67 model.     face of a sinister, serious machine. ”   pounce on its prey. That shake may       Miami Herald/MCT
                                                                                                                                                     time out • Monday, October 19, 2009 • Page 5

                                                                                                                                                    Narrowing the
                                                                                                                                                    possible cause of
                                                                                                                                                    ignition problem
                                                                                                                                                    Occasionally my car won’t start. It makes
                                                                                                                                                    no sound whatsoever when I turn the
                                                                                                                                                    key. Later in the day, or maybe just a few
                                                                                                                                                    minutes later, it starts right up perfectly.
                                                                                                                                                    Jumping the battery doesn’t help either,
                                                                                                                                                    when it’s not wanting to start. From
                                                                                                                                                    reading your column I’ve learned a repair
                                                                                                                                                    shop will have a hard time fixing this
                                                                                                                                                    unless it happens while it’s there. And
                                                                                                                                                    since it has only happened three or four
                                                                                                                                                    times in the last couple of months, I can’t
                                                                                                                                                    be without the car for a long time waiting
                                                                                                                                                    for it to act up for them. What should I do?

                                                                                                                                                    You’ve made this easy for both of us by
                                                                                                                                                    explaining the symptoms so clearly. Since the
                                                                                                                                                    car starts well, without assistance after each
                                                                                                                                                    no-crank event, we can rule out the battery,
                                                                                                                                                    charging system, or key-off battery drain. This
                                                                                                                                                    leaves a possible faulty starter, loose battery
                                                                                                                                                    cable, or starter control circuit. If the car has an
                                                                                                                                                    immobiliser (anti-theft) system, this may also
                                                                                                                                                    be the culprit.
                                                                                                                                                    Your starter is by far the most powerful

*   A Ford Ka powered by hydrogen fuel cell electric presented at last year’s Autosalon in Paris.                                                   electrical device in the car. Engaging such a

Carmakers race to
                                                                                                                                                    device requires a very robust electrical switch
                                                                                                                                                    which is mounted on the starter, or in the case
                                                                                                                                                    of older Ford vehicles, on the inner fender. This
                                                                                                                                                    solenoid or relay receives a signal (voltage)
                                                                                                                                                    from the ignition switch, makes a loud click,
                                                                                                                                                    and delivers power to the starter.

come up with the
                                                                                                                                                    The solenoid or relay has two very large cable
                                                                                                                                                    connections (the in and out of its massive
                                                                                                                                                    switch -- one connects to the battery, the other
                                                                                                                                                    to the starter), and a small wire connection
                                                                                                                                                    (the command signal from the ignition switch).
                                                                                                                                                    As you turn the ignition switch to the crank

perfect hydrogen fuel
                                                                                                                                                    position, voltage is sent to second switch,
                                                                                                                                                    either near the clutch pedal (manual
                                                                                                                                                    transmission) or gear selector (automatic
                                                                                                                                                    If the clutch is depressed, or the shifter is
                                                                                                                                                    in park or neutral, voltage continues to the
                                                                                                                                                    starter solenoid or relay terminal. In many
                                                                                                                                                    vehicles this circuit may turn on a small relay
By Michael Friedrich                                  Hydrogen must first of all be obtained from   pressure or in liquid form. In order to         (it makes a small click), which in turn sends a
                                                   water using a process of electrolysis which      liquidise hydrogen it must be cooled to minus   signal to the starter solenoid or relay. If the car

                                                   consumes large quantities of energy.             250 degrees celsius. This devours energy and    has an immobiliser system, it may intervene
             armakers around the world are            The hydrogen enters the fuel cell which       large tanks are need to store the hydrogen.     by denying (small) relay operation. Have you
             trying to come up with a workable     operates very much like a battery, producing        “The whole storage issue is tricky,”         tried jiggling the shifter or clutch pedal when it
             hydrogen fuel source which            electricity directly from the electrochemical    said Maximilian Prager who carries out          fails to start? If this corrects the problem, that
             will help solve one of the major      reaction between the hydrogen and oxygen         research into combustion engines at             switch is faulty.
             problems facing electrically-         in the air.                                      the technical university in Munich. The         Let’s continue by firmly wiggling the battery
driven cars, namely the limited range they            This energy needs to be stored in batteries   necessary equipment uses a lot of energy too    cable connections. If they’re loose or appear
offer.                                             and the transfer leads to a larger loss of       since it has to neutralise the considerable     corroded, this may be the problem. If not, next
   Lithium-ion batteries are the power pack        electricity than if a battery was charged        temperature variations.                         locate the small wire connection at the starter
of choice but these tend to run down quickly,      up by being simply plugged into the mains           Pressure storage is cheaper. Prager          solenoid or relay. On some vehicles this may
with the result that most electric cars cannot     electricity supply. “You have to use up three    played down the potential security risks of     be easy to access, on others can be difficult.
travel for long distances between recharges.                               ”
                                                   times as much energy, said Hoepfner.             tanks containing the highly-combustible         Next time the starter fails to crank, this is the
A hydrogen-powered car using a fuel cell to           If the energy used to make hydrogen comes     substance: “My personal view is that            place to test.
convert chemical into electrical energy is         from a conventional coal-fired power station     hydrogen is no more dangerous than petrol,      An inexpensive 12V test light or voltmeter will
seen as a viable alternative.                      the advantage of using the futuristic fuel are   since it dissipates very quickly.”              quickly verify the starter control circuit as a
   Germany’s Daimler has put its faith in          quickly cancelled out. The car industry is          The fuel cell method favoured by Daimler,    helper turns the key. If voltage successfully
the new technology and the company has             aware of the problems but solutions are at       by which hydrogen reacts with oxygen,           arrives at this location, the control circuit is
successfully operated a fleet of hydrogen          hand.                                            does not represent the last word on the         good and the starter, solenoid, or relay is the
fuel-cell-driven buses in Hamburg for the             “Looked at from today’s point of view         subject. Rivals BMW in Munich have pinned       likely culprit (they’re an integrated unit, unless
past three years.                                  hydrogen has the potential to replace fossil     their hopes on burning hydrogen in a            it’s an older Ford).
   From 2015 it intends to team up with other                                      ”
                                                   fuels such as petrol and diesel, said the        conventional combustion engine and have         If a dim test light or no/low voltage is noted,
concerns such as Shell or gas manufacturer         German Automobile Federation in a brochure       been experimenting with the technology for      the fault lies in the starter control circuit. The
Linde to set up a countrywide network of           at the recent Frankfurt IAA car show.            two decades.                                    most likely causes would be the ignition, clutch
hydrogen refuelling stations.                         At the same time, producing hydrogen             “Hydrogen-power can be realised more         or shifter switch, or if used, the small relay. If
   Automotive researchers admit that               only makes sense if this can be done with        quickly using a conventional engine which       there’s no voltage at the solenoid terminal, and
the road to a hydrogen-powered future              regenerative energy sources.                     has the advantage of being able to operate      the car is immobiliser equipped, the fault may
is not without obstacles. The production              Storage is another bugbear. Hydrogen          even with mildly contaminated hydrogen,”        be with it.
and storage of the ethereal gas can cause          is a very volatile substance which is easily     said Prager. Such engines have also been        Narrowing the search with this simple test will
headaches, said Ulrich Hoepfner of the             dispersed.                                       shown to cope better with power peaks           greatly increase the odds of a single, effective
Institute for Energy and Environmental                                                   ”
                                                      “Hydrogen seeps out everywhere, said          such as periods of hard acceleration on the     repair. Otherwise it may become an expensive
Research in Heidelberg.                            Hoepfner. It has to be kept under high           motorway. – DPA                                 guessing game. — By Brad Bergholdt/MCT
Page 6 • time out • Monday, October 19, 2009


*   Actor Max Records as Max (left) walks with James Gandolfini in character as Carol in a still from the film Where the Wild Things Are.

Wild Things movie gets
author Sendak’s blessing                 arrived in North American theatres        it,” said Jonze, who also made a         substance by other actors wearing     book was initially criticised by
By Jill Serjeant                         last week to a mixture of glowing         documentary with the 81-year-old         vast body suits made by Jim           librarians and psychologists
                                         reviews and deep reservations.            author that will be shown on HBO         Henson’s Creature Shop.               because it depicted a kid who was

                                            The book is a spare but lavishly       this week.                                   John Leonard of New York          wild.
            urning a classic             illustrated tale of a rambunctious           In the biggest departure from         magazine called it a “fabulous           “It wasn’t teaching kids a
            children’s book into         boy who dons his wolf suit and            the book, lonely but playful             treehouse of a movie” but             lesson,” Jonze said. “But it was
            a Hollywood movie            goes in search of mischief but falls      Max (played by newcomer Max              David Denby of the New Yorker         true and kids recognised that and
            takes courage. When          back on his imagination when he           Records) runs away from home and         wondered how young children           it became popular because kids
            that book is Maurice         gets sent to his room. It has been        sails to a wilderness inhabited by       would react. “I have a vision of      loved it.”
Sendak’s dark but beloved Where          one of 10 all-time best selling           fanged and furry Wild Things that        8-year-olds leaving the movie            Jonze also came under pressure
the Wild Things Are and the              books for children since the 1970s.       are looking for the kind of leader       in bewilderment,” Denby wrote.        from Warner Bros studio
illustrated original consists of just       But Jonze, the man behind              that Max wants to be.                    “Why are the creatures so             executives, who were expecting a
nine simple sentences, it also helps     the quirky 1999 film Being John              The film was shot near                unhappy?”                             more family-friendly treatment.
to have the author’s blessing.           Malkovich, said he did not intend         Melbourne, Australia, and features          Sendak, who is a producer          Media reports last year said the
   Director Spike Jonze had both         to make a traditional kids’ movie.        sand dunes, sea shores and fire-         on the movie, has dismissed           studio delayed the release for
when he set out to bring the                “I set out to make a movie about       ravaged woods instead of the green       suggestions that parents might        12 months and asked for more
award-winning 1963 book to               childhood,” said Jonze, who also          forest that magically grows in           think the screen version too scary    work on the estimated $80mn
the big screen in a version that is      co-wrote the screenplay with              Max’s bedroom in the book. It has        for their children.        production.
both a departure and an homage           novelist Dave Eggers. “It’s about         the kind of art house feel rarely        says the book’s target age range is      Jonze declined to detail his
designed to appeal to adults as well     what it’s like to be 8 or 9 years         seen in Hollywood’s standard kids        4- to 8-year-olds.                    discussions with Warner Bros,
as children.                             old and trying to figure out the          fare.                                       “That’s a question I will          saying, “It was just not a fun part
   Five years in the making, Jonze’s     world, the people around you and             The Wild Things are voiced by         not tolerate,” the author told        of the process. “But in the end
part live-action, part puppetry,         the emotions that are sometimes           actors including James Gandolfini        Newsweek when asked about the         we made the movie we wanted to
part computer-animated version           predictable or confusing.                 of The Sopranos and Oscar winner         movie’s fright potential. Talking     make and now they (Warner Bros)
of Where the Wild Things Are                “He (Sendak) is very proud of          Forest Whitaker and given physical       to reporters, Jonze said Sendak’s     are embracing it.” – Reuters
tv listings
19/10/09                                                                                                              the American people. It seems
                                                                                                                      to be getting worse. That’s
                                                                                                                      predictable; education is a cycle.
                                                                                                                      Stupidity breeds more stupidity.
                                                                                                                                                                the money?
                                                                                                                                                                  But the cynicism is so deep and
                                                                                                                                                                so ingrained; I guess no one feels
                                                                                                                                                                they can do anything. Even when
                                                                                                                      The teachers don’t know                   (Federal Reserve Chairman Ben)
                                                                                                                      anything. What are the kids going         Bernanke said the recession was
                                                                                                                      to learn with a horrible education        over ... you think that would have
                                                                                                                      system?                                   been a bigger boom somewhere,
                                                                                                                                                                but it seems we just take
                                                                                                                         You’ve received some                   everything in stride.
                                                                                                                      recent criticism for calling
                                                                                                                      out President Barack Obama,                  The news media follow
                                                                                                                      specifically about health care.           and report on everything. At
                                                                                                                      Has the negative backlash first           the same time, it seems most
                                                                                                                      directed at you changed?                  entertainers are not saying
                                                                                                                         People are sort of catching            much or their record labels
                                                                                                                      on to that. I was saying that a           and publicists keep them from
                                                                                                                      few months ago and getting on             saying anything real. Your
                                                                                                                      Obama’s case, and I was getting           recent Jay-Z interview dealt
                                                                                                                      booed by my audience. They’re             with this.
                                                                                                                      not booing anymore.                          There’s more attention paid
                                                                                                                         I was out last night at the            to entertainers than ever and
                                                                                                                      HBO party, these are liberals, I          less that they have to say. Not
                                                                                                                      imagine, and a lot of people came         that entertainers were ever a
                                                                                                                      up to me and said, “Keep giving it        great beacon of knowledge to
                                                                                                                      to the president.”                        begin with, but at least when
                                                                                                                         I said something recently              the Beatles were the leaders of
                                                                                                                      about how the president should            the culture, they had a message.
                                                                                                                      stop trying to placate the crazies        It was brief; it wasn’t terribly
                                                                                                                      and the right wing and the                complicated. Give Peace a Chance.
                                                                                                                      Republicans and stand up for the          All You Need is Love. But at least
                                                                                                                      70% of Americans who are not              they were trying. At least they
                                                                                                                      insane and stand up for the people        had grown.
                                                                                                                      who actually voted for you.                  What is Kanye West’s message?
                                                                                                                         That hit a real nerve. I can tell      Like most rap, “I am the greatest
                                                                                                                      on a sort of anecdotal basis, and         person ever and you’re not.” I
                                                                                                                      from the reaction of the studio           used to call it affirmative action
                                                                                                                      audience when we did the show,            for the ego.
                                                                                                                      it’s really shifted.                         It’s understandable why a
                                                                                                                         People do not want to be               minority that was treated as badly
                                                                                                                      disillusioned by the new                  as blacks in this country have
                                                                                                                      president. The liberals felt,             been for so long would, when they
                                                                                                                      finally, this is our time. Now            finally found themselves on top,
                                                                                                                      they’re worried. Now what they            brag about it and want to shout
                                                                                                                      see is more business as usual.            from the rooftops.
                                                                                                                         We all want to give him the               But, again, it has been 30 years
                                                                                                                      benefit of the doubt, we know             now. All I’m saying, as a fan, is
                                                                                                                      it’s a tough job and he inherited         I’m tired of the same song for
                                                                                                                      a mess, but at the end of the day,        30 years. Can’t we change the
                                                                                                                      is it really change we can believe        message a little? You’ve arrived.
                                                                                                                      in when there’s no public options         You have a black president.
                                                                                                                      and Wall Street reform has no             Every white guy in a commercial

*   Bill Maher: Focusing on real issues.                                                                              teeth in it? It really looks a lot like   doesn’t have to be the idiot and

Man on a mission
                                                                                                                      we just changed the colour.               every black guy in a rap song
                                                                                                                                                                doesn’t have to be God’s gift to
                                                                                                                         It seems that the country’s            the world.
                                                                                                                      youths have been pretty quiet.
                                                                                                                      Do you see this changing?                    Your thoughts on marriage?
                                                                                                                         Yeah, they don’t seem to be               I’m against it as an institution,

B J Hammerstein chats with the                                                   Conservatives call for his           rising up. It takes the youth,            but I know it does work for a
                                                                               head, and even President Barack        really; they’re the ones that             certain percentage of people. I ...
                                                                               Obama — whom Maher generally           should have the energy, it                would guess maybe about one or
                                                                               supports — finds himself in the        shouldn’t be the old geezers, but         two out of five men is suited for
always interesting Bill Maher                                                  crosshairs of the comic’s verbal
                                                                               assault. No one is safe. And all the
                                                                                                                      the signs are very worrying. Half
                                                                                                                      of them, apparently, don’t believe
                                                                                                                                                                marriage and probably four out of
                                                                                                                                                                five women are better at marriage

                                                                               verbal carnage, Maher assures, is      in global warming. They think             than being single and would like
                 aher, who hit hard        religion, Religulous, has just      for a greater cause.                   it’s a hoax, which is more of that        to be married.
                 on the big screen         completed the seventh season                                               stupid, stick-their-head-in-                 But let’s be honest, half the
                 last year with the        of his HBO series, the political-     Are the American people              the-sand attitude. Where is the           marriages end in divorce in the
                 audacious critique        humour-driven talk show Real        really as stupid as you say?           outrage at the generations that           US. For me, it’s never made much
                 of organised              Time with Bill Maher.                 It’s not getting any better for      have preceded them spending all           sense. — Detroit Free Press/MCT
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  Star Plus                          Star World                      Channel V                    On the radio
 0500 Mitwaa - Phool Kamal          0500    The Simpsons            0500   [V] Plug
      Ke                            0600    According To Jim        0530   Backtracks              QBS English Service          1300 Hitachi
 0530 Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat         0630    Hope & Faith            0630   [V] Special             0600 Holy Qur’an and              News
 0600 Kis Desh Mein Hai             0750    Different Strokes       0730   Loop                          Islamic Programme      1310 Cinema Cinema
      Meraa Dil                     0800    Grey’s Anatomy          0830   [V] Plug                0630 The Breakfast Show      1335 Atlas
 0630 Sapna Babul Ka                0850    Charlie’s Angels        0900   [V] Tunes                     News Summary                Suvarnanimishangal
      Bidaai                        0900    Scrubs                  1000   Double Shot             0900 London Line             1400 News Headlines
 0700 Yeh Rishta Kya                0950    Starsky & Hutch         1100   The Playlist            1000 30 Minutes Feature      1402 Sharp Public Demand
      Kehlata Hai                   1000    90210                   1130   Loop                          Sports Connection      1420 Requested
 0730 Sabki Laadli Bebo             1050    Different Strokes       1200   [V] Plug                1100 News Summary                 songs
 0800 Mitwaa - Phool Kamal          1100    Hope & Faith            1230   [V] Tunes               1105 Var Music               1445 Westar News/close
      Ke                            1200    7th Heaven              1300   Backtracks              1300 The News
 0830 Shraddha                      1250    Charlie’s Angels        1400   [V] Tunes               1315 French Transmission     BBC World Service
 0900 Sajan Ghar Jaana Hai          1300    Grey’s Anatomy          1500   [V] Plug                1600 S&B Music               0500 BBC News
 0930 Sapna Babul Ka                1350    Starsky & Hutch         1530   Double Shot             1700 Evening Show            0505 World Briefing
      Bidaai                        1400    [V] Tunes               1600   The Playlist            1800 The News                0520 World Business News
 1000 Yeh Rishta Kya                1630    The Simpsons            1630   Loop                    1815 Evening Show contd...   0530 World Briefing
      Kehlata Hai                   1700    According To Jim        1700   AMP Around Asia         2000 News Summary            0540 Analysis
 1030 Tujh Sang Preet               1730    Hope & Faith            1800   [V] Tunes               2005 Nic’s Nu Tunes          0550 Sports Roundup
      Lagayi Sajna                  1825    Scrubs                  1900   [V] Plug                2100 The Alternative Rock    0600 BBC News
 1100 Hamari Devrani                1850    Different Strokes       1930   The Playlist                  Top 40                 0605 The World Today
 1130 Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat         1900    Eli Stone               2000   Loop                                                 0700 BBC News
 1200 Kis Desh Mein Hai             1950    Married With Children   2100   [V] Tunes               QBS French Service           0705 The World Today
      Meraa Dil                     2000    Painkiller Jane         2200   Backtracks              0725 Expresso                0720 Sports Roundup
 1230 Sajan Ghar Jaana Hai          2050    Bewitched               0000   [V] Tunes               1345 Sports without          0730 The World Today
 1300 Sapna Babul Ka                2150    Different Strokes       0100   AMP Around Asia                borders: Weekend      0800 BBC News
      Bidaai                        2200    Eli Stone               0130   Loop                           results with Younes   0805 World Briefing
 1330 Yeh Rishta Kya                2250    Married With Children   0230   Double Shot             1400 Heartbeat: World        0820 World Business News
      Kehlata Hai                   2300    Painkiller Jane         0330   The Playlist                   news through          0830 World Briefing
 1400 Shraddha                      2340    Bewitched               0400   [V] Tunes                      Cecile’s eyes         0840 Business Daily
 1430 Lux Perfect Bride             0000    [V] Tunes                                              1500 Zoom on Africa, the     0900 BBC News
 1445 Ab Tak Ka Safar               0100    According To Jim                                              story of a famous     0905 The World Today
 1600 Sabki Laadli Bebo             0130    Ngc Program                                                   African singer        1000 BBC News
 1630 Shraddha                      0300    [V] Tunes                                                                           1005 Documentary
 1730 Mitwaa - Phool Kamal          0400    7th Heaven                                             QBS Urdu Service             1030 The Strand
      Ke                                                                                           1858 Opening Music           1100 BBC News
 1800 Sajan Ghar Jaana Hai                                                                         1900 Opening & Holy          1105 Outlook
                                                                                                         Qur’an                 1130 Health Check
 1830 Sapna Babul Ka                 National Geo                    The History Ch                1910 Hamd or Na’at           1200 BBC News
 1900 Yeh Rishta Kya                0500 Seconds From               0540 Man Moment                1915 Islamic Heritage        1205 World Briefing
      Kehlata Hai                        Disaster -Puerto Rico           Machine                   1930 News                    1220 World Business News
 1930 Sabki Laadli Bebo                  Gas Explosion S2-11        0630 Cities Of The             1945 Bazm-e-Ahbab            1230 Business Daily
 2000 Lux Perfect Bride             0600 Dangerous                       Underworld Berlin               Saif-ur-Rehman         1250 Sports Roundup
 2030 Aap Ki Kachehri                    Encounters With Brad       0720 Lost Worlds               2015 Poetry & Songs          1300 BBC News
 2100 Yeh Rishta Kya                     Return To The Python       0810 The Universe 3                  Ferzana Safdar         1320 World Update
      Kehlata Hai                        Cave                       0900 Rome Rise And Fall Of     2100 Phone Fermaesh Dr       1400 BBC News
 2100 Lux Perfect Bride             0700 Solar Force                     An Empire                       Fozia Shafeeq          1405 World Briefing
 2200 Sapna Babul Ka                0800 China’s Great Wall         0955 Dead Men’s Secrets        2200 National Anthem         1420 World Business News
      Bidaai                             Mongol Invaders            1050 Ancient Discoveries 3                                  1430 World Briefing
 2230 Ek Nayee Zindagi              0900 Seconds From               1140 Man Moment                Radio Asia                   1440 Analysis
 0130 Lux Perfect Bride                  Disaster -Puerto Rico           Machine                   Malayalam Service            1450 Sports Roundup
 0230 Disney Time * -The                 Gas Explosion S2-11        1230 Cities Of The             0500 Manjurukum Pular        1500 BBC News
      Adventure of Gummy            1000 Dangerous                       Underworld Berlin                Kalam                 1505 Newshour
      Bears                              Encounters With Brad       1320 Lost Worlds               0530 Life Magazine           1600 BBC News
 0300 Llyod in Space                     Return To The Python       1410 The Universe 3            0605 Keraleeyam              1605 Documentary
 0330 Seva Ganga                         Cave                       1500 Rome Rise And Fall Of     0700 Sarasakeralam           1630 Health Check
 0400 Ek Nayee Zindagi              1200 Nat Geo Junior -Wild            An Empire                 0800 Hello Rainbow           1700 BBC News
 0430 Sabki Laadli Bebo                  Chronicles 9               1555 Dead Men’s Secrets        0900 GMG                     1705 Outlook
                                    1230 Nat Geo Junior -What       1650 Ancient Discoveries 3     1000 Comedy Serial           1730 The Strand
                                         Would Happen If... 2       1740 Man Moment                1100 Daily Diary             1800 BBC News
                                    1300 The Turning Point               Machine                   1305 Sneha Veedu             1805 World Briefing
                                    1400 Puerto Rico Gas            1830 Cities Of The             1330 Aardrabhavangal         1840 Business Daily
                                         Explosion S2-11                 Underworld Berlin         1357 Nam Engottu             1900 BBC News
                                    1500 About Asia -ShowReal       1920 Lost Worlds               1420 Atlas Daily SI          1905 World Briefing
                                         Asia Kung Fu Killers       2010 The Universe 3            1500 Viva Dhaparvam          1920 World Business
  TCM                               1600 Britain’s Greatest         2100 Engineering Disasters     1530 Quiz Time                    News
                                         Machines Wi -1960s         2155 Human Weapon              1600 Kerala Link             1930 World Briefing
 0530 Rio Rita (1942)                                                                              1702 Snehithare Ithile       1940 Analysis
                                         Revolution By Design       2250 Battlefield Detectives
 0700 Key Largo (1948)                                                                             1800 Hotline                 1950 Sports Roundup
                                    1700 The Great Landings         2340 Prehistoric Mega
 0840 Where The Spies Are                                                                          1900 Sneha Sandeshan         2000 BBC News
                                    1800 Teen Smuggler                   Storms
      (1965)                                                                                       2000 Nenchil Ninte Ran       2030 Europe Today
                                    1900 The Turning Point          0030 Mega Disasters
 1030 Valley Of The Kings                                                                                 gam                   2100 BBC News
                                    2000 Britain’s Greatest         0120 Dinosaur Secrets
      (1954)                                                                                       2100 Isai Malai              2105 World, Have Your
                                         Machines Wi -1960s         0210 Mega Movers
 1155 Harum Scarum                                                                                 2130 Uravaum Padalum              Say
                                         Revolution By Design       0300 Engineering Disasters
      (1965)                                                                                       2215 Ragamrutham             2200 BBC News
                                    2100 The Great Landings         0355 Human Weapon
 1320 Welcome To Hard                                                                              2300 Songs                   2205 World Briefing
                                    2200 Teen Smuggler              0450 Battlefield Detectives
      Times (1967)                                                                                                              2220 World Business News
                                    2300 About Asia -ShowReal
 1500 The Sunshine Boys                                                                            Asianet Radio 648AM          2235 World Briefing
                                         Asia Kung Fu Killers
      (1975)                                                                                       Malayalam Service            2240 Analysis
                                    0000 Britain’s Greatest
 1650 Where The Boys Are                                                                           1000 Opening and Holy        2250 Sports Roundup
                                         Machines Wi -1960s
      (1960)                                                                                             Qur’an                 2300 BBC News
                                         Revolution By Design
 1830 The Secret Of My                                                                             1010 Good Morning            2305 Documentary
                                    0100 Apocalypse The
      Success (1965)                                                                                     Gulf                   2330 Health Check
                                         Second World War
 2010 Betrayed (1954)                                                                              1040 Sneha Sandesam          0000 BBC News
                                         -The Great Landings
 2200 2001 A Space                                                                                 1100 News Headlines          0005 Newshour
                                    0200 Locked Up Abroad
      Odyssey (1968)                                                                               1105 Daily Serial            0100 BBC News
                                         -Teen Smuggler
 0015 The Prize (1963)                                                                             1135 Film India              0105 Outlook
                                    0300 Naked Science
 0225 Crazy In Love (1992)                                                                         1200 Hot News                0130 The Strand
                                         -Hubble Trouble
 0400 One Of Our Spies Is                                                                          1210 Mayuri Tex              0200 BBC News
                                    0400 About Asia -ShowReal
      Missing (1966)                                                                               1235 Lulu                    0205 Documentary
                                         Asia Kung Fu Killers
                                                                                                         Kudumbasamedham        0240 Health Check
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 Super Movies                         America Plus                 BBC Prime                     Cinema City
0500    Shutter                     0500 Ally Mcbeal Season 1     0520   Doctors                0500 Spy Game
0700    Last Of The Romantics            (101-123)                0550   Doctors                0705 The Caller
0900    The Savages                 0600 Good Morning America     0620   Tweenies               0900 Coco Channel ( Part 2)
1100    Mr. Lonely                       2006 Amp Repeat          0640   Little Robots          1100 The Seven Of Daran
1300    The Hammer                  0700 Janice Dickinson         0650   Teletubbies                 Battle Of Pareo Rock
1500    Butterfly On A Wheel        0800 Inside The Actors        0715   The Roly Mo Show       1300 Millions
1700    Production Office                Studio Season 15         0730   Tikkabilla             1500 Ever After A Cindrella
1830    Us Top 10 2009-2010         0900 Beauty And The Geek      0800   Tweenies                    Story
1900    No Reservations                  Season 2 (201-209)       0820   Little Robots          1705 Easy
2100    Outlander                   1000 24 Season 2 (201-224)    0830   Teletubbies            1900 The Gold Retrievers
2300    A Scanner Darkly            1100 Law & Order Season 16    0855   The Roly Mo Show       2100 Heat
0100    Drop Dead Sexy                   (1601-1622)              0910   Tikkabilla             0000 Us Top 10 2009-2010
0230    Us Top 10 2009-2010         1200 Beauty And The Geek      0940   Bargain Hunt           0100 Girl 6
0300    A Scanner Darkly                 Season 2 (201-209)       1025   Paradise Or Bust       0300 Easy
                                    1300 Ally Mcbeal Season 1     1115   Amazon Abyss
                                         (101-123)                1145   Amazon Abyss
                                    1400 Good Morning America     1215   The Weakest Link
                                         2006 Amp                 1300   Eastenders
                                    1600 Inside The Actors        1330   Doctors
                                         Studio Season 15         1400   Bargain Hunt
                                    1700 24 Season 2 (201-224)    1445   Cash In The Attic
                                    1800 Law & Order              1515   Antiques Roadshow
                                    1900 One Tree Hill            1615   The Weakest Link
                                    2000 Er                       1700   Doctors
                                    2100 Burn Notice Season 2     1730   Cash In The Attic
                                         (201-216)                1800   Waterloo Road
                                    2200 The House Of Saddam      1900   Antiques Roadshow
                                         (101-104)                2000   The Weakest Link        Star Movies
                                    2300 Without A Trace          2045   Doctors                0500 The Initiation Of Sarah
                                    0000 Er                       2115   Eastenders             0630 Four Weddings And A
                                    0100 Burn Notice Season 2     2145   Sensitive Skin              Funeral
                                         (201-216)                2215   Supernova              0825 High Plains Invaders
                                    0200 Law & Order Season 16    0045   Amazon Abyss           0950 Phantom Racer
                                         (1601-1622)              0115   Amazon Abyss           1120 The Greatest Game
                                    0300 Beauty And The Geek      0145   Paradise Or Bust            Ever Played
                                         Season 2 (201-209)       0435   Amazon Abyss           1320 Primeval
                                    0400 24 Season 2 (201-224)                                  1455 Shining Through
                                                                                                1705 Do You Know Me?
                                                                                                1835 Goal!
                                                                                                2030 French Kiss
                                                                                                2220 Light It Up
                                                                                                0000 Phantom Racer             Science fiction: 2001: A Space Odyssey (occasionally referred to as s
                                                                                                0125 High Plains Invaders      by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke. The film deals with thematic element
                                                                                                0250 Shining Through           extraterrestrial life, and is notable for its scientific realism, pioneering s
                                                                                                                               of traditional narrative techniques, and minimal use of dialogue.

 Orbit News                           Sky News                    Discovery Ch                   Animal Planet                  Extreme Sports                         CNN International
0500    Nbc Meet The Press          0530 Cbs News                 0510   Destroyed In Seconds   0520 Meerkat Manor             0500 High Octane 2006                  0500     News Special
0600    Nbc Nightly News            0600 Sky World News           0540   Destroyed In Seconds   0545 Monkey Life               0600 Asian X Games 2009                0530     Eco Solutions
0630    Abc World News              0630 Sky World Review And     0605   Prototype This         0610 Shark After Dark               Highlights Show                   0600     Cnn Business Traveller
0700    Nbc Nightly News                 Business Report          0700   Mega Builders          0700 Wildlife Sos              0730 I-ex Season 2                     0630     World Sport
0730    Abc World News              0700 Sky World News           0755   American Hotrod        0725 Pet Rescue                0800 Ride Guide Mountain               0700     World Report
0800    Abc This Week               0730 Sky World Review And     0850   Overhaulin’            0750 The Crocodile                  Bike 2007                         0730     Backstory
0900    Abc World News                   Business Report          0945   How It’s Made               Hunter Diaries            0830 Ride Guide Mountain               0800     World Report
0930    Nbc Nightly News            0800 Sunrise With Eamonn      1010   Mythbusters            0845 The Planet’s                   Bike 2007                         0930     World Sport
1000    Abc World News Now               Holmes                   1105   Ultimate Survival           Funniest Animals          0900 Fim World Supermoto               1000     World Report
        Live                        1100 The Live Desk            1200   Destroyed In Seconds   0910 The Planet’s                   Championships                     1030     World Business Today
1030    Abc World News Now          1200 Sky Today With Dermot    1230   Destroyed In Seconds        Funniest Animals          1000 Total Fight                       1100     World Report
        Live                             Murnaghan                1255   How It’s Made          0940 E-vets The Interns        1030 London Ride                       1130     Worldview
1100    Abc World News Now          1500 Live At One With Colin   1325   How Do They Do It?     1005 Animal Cops               1130 I-ex Season 2                     1200     Larry King
        Live                             Brazier                  1350   Fifth Gear                  Phoenix                   1200 Ride Guide Mountain               1300     World Report
1130    Nbc Early Today Live        1600 Afternoon Live           1415   American Chopper       1055 Crocodile Hunter               Bike 2007                         1330     World Sport
1200    Abc America This            1900 Live At Five With        1510   Miami Ink              1150 Wildlife Sos              1230 Ride Guide Mountain               1400     World Report
        Morning Live                     Jeremy Thompson          1605   Mythbusters            1215 Pet Rescue                     Bike 2007                         1500     Amanpour.
1230    Abc America This            2000 Live At Five With        1700   Ultimate Survival      1245 The Planet’s              1330 Gumball 3000 - 2006               1530     News Special
        Morning Live                     Jeremy Thompson          1800   Destroyed In Seconds        Funniest Animals          1400 Total Fight                       1600     World Business Today
1300    Abc America This            2100 Sky.Com News             1830   Destroyed In Seconds   1310 The Planet’s              1430 London Ride                       1700     International Desk
        Morning Live                2130 Jeff Randall Live        1900   Overhaulin’                 Funniest Animals          1500 I-ex Season 2                     1800     The Brief
1330    Nbc Early Today             2200 News, Sport, Weather     2000   How It’s Made          1340 Ocean’s Deadliest         1530 I-ex Season 2                     1830     World Sport
1400    Nbc The Today Show          2300 News, Sport, Weather     2030   How Do They Do It?     1435 Meerkat Manor             1600 Ride Guide Mountain               1900     World Report
        Live                        0000 Sky News At Ten          0000   Destroyed In Seconds   1500 Monkey Life                    Bike 2007                         1930     News Special
1800    Abc News Now                0100 Sky News Tonight         0030   Destroyed In Seconds   1530 Pet Rescue                1700 Fim World Supermoto               2000     International Desk
1830    Abc News Now                0200 Sky Midnight News        0100   Miami Ink              1600 Pet Rescue                     Championships                     2100     Quest Means Business
1900    Msnbc Dr.Nancy Live         0230 Cbs News                 0200   Overhaulin’            1625 Wildlife Sos              1800 Wilderness Arc                    2200     Amanpour.
2000    Msnbc Andrea Mitchell       0300 News On The Hour         0255   American Chopper       1650 E-vets The Interns        1900 Gumball 3000 - 2006               2230     World One
        Reports Live                                              0350   American Hotrod        1720 Animal Cops               2000 Ride Guide Mountain               2300     Connect The World
2100    Nbc Meet The Press                                        0445   Mythbusters                 Phoenix                        Bike 2007                                  With Becky Anderson
2200    Abc This Week                                                                           1815 After The Attack          2100 Total Fight                       0000     Backstory
2259    Abc News Now (Live)                                                                     1910 Africa’s Super Seven      2130 London Ride                       0030     World Sport
2330    Abc News Now                                                                            2010 Animal Cops               2200 Wilderness Arc                    0100     The Situation Room
0000    Abc News Now (As                                                                             Phoenix                   2300 King Of The Cage                  0200     World Report
        Live)                                                                                   2350 Animal Cops               0000 Fim World Supermoto               0300     World Business Today
0030    Abc News Now                                                                                 Phoenix                        Championships                     0330     World Sport
0100    Pbs Mclaughlin Group                                                                    0045 Africa’s Super Seven      0100 Wilderness Arc                    0400     World Report
0130    Abc World News Live                                                                     0425 Animal Cops               0200 King Of The Cage
        2009                                                                                         Phoenix                   0300 Total Fight
0200    Nbc Nightly News Live                                                                                                  0330 London Ride
0230    Abc World News                                                                                                         0400 Gumball 3000 - 2006
0300    Nbc The Today Show                                                                                                     0430 Gumball 3000 - 2006
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                                                                        MGM                           Disney Channel                Boomerang                          Showcomedy
                                                                       0615 Love Chronicles (2003)   0540   Hannah Montana          0515   Dexter’s Laboratory        0500    My Wife And Kids
                                                                       0745 Broadway Danny Rose      0600   Higglytown Heroes       0540   Popeye                     0530    George Lopez
                                                                            (1984)                   0610   Stanley                 0605   The Jetsons                0600    Samantha Who?
                                                                       0910 The Fantasticks (2000)   0700   Special Agent Oso       0630   The Flintstones            0630    Malcolm In The Middle
                                                                       1035 Defiance (1980)          0720   Lazytown                0700   Looney Tunes               0700    Scrubs
                                                                       1215 Beach Party (1963)       0805   Mickey Mouse            0755   The Raccoons               0730    Watching Ellie
                                                                       1350 Fast Food (1989)                Clubhouse               0820   Count Duckula              0800    My Wife And Kids
                                                                       1520 Far North (1988)         0900   Handy Manny             0910   Dexter’s Laboratory        0830    Home Improvement
                                                                       1650 Great Balls Of Fire      1010   Little Einsteins        0935   Johnny Bravo               0930    My Name Is Earl
                                                                            (1989)                   1100   Lilo And Stitch         1000   Dastardly And Muttley      1000    George Lopez
                                                                       1835 Buona Sera, Mrs.         1125   Brandy & Mr Whiskers    1030   The Flintstones            1030    Samantha Who?
                                                                            Campbell (1968)          1145   Famous Five             1100   The Jetsons                1130    Home Improvement
                                                                       2025 The Man Inside (1990)    1210   Suite Life On Deck      1125   Looney Tunes               1200    Watching Ellie
                                                                       2200 Dirty Work (1998)        1255   American Dragon         1150   King Arthur’s Disasters    1300    Scrubs
                                                                       2320 Twelve Angry Men (Tv     1340   Famous Five             1215   Top Cat                    1330    My Wife And Kids
                                                                            Movie) (1997)            1405   Fairly Odd Parents      1240   The Raccoons               1400    Malcolm In The Middle
                                                                       0115 The Pope Must Die        1430   Phineas And Ferb        1305   Count Duckula              1430    My Name Is Earl
                                                                            (1991)                   1455   Replacements            1330   Mike, Lu & Og              1500    Seinfeld
                                                                       0255 The Chocolate War        1515   I Got A Rocket          1355   Time Squad                 1530    Will And Grace
                                                                            (1988)                   1600   Hannah Montana          1420   Sheep In The Big City      1600    Watching Ellie
                                                                       0440 Hawks (1989)             1625   Kim Possible            1445   The Scooby Doo Show        1700    Scrubs
                                                                                                     1645   Fairly Odd Parents      1510   Hong Kong Phooey           1730    Home Improvement
                                                                                                     1735   Suite Life On Deck      1645   Wacky Races                1800    George Lopez
                                                                                                     1830   Looking For Jonas       1700   Dastardly And Muttley      1830    Samantha Who?
                                                                                                     1835   Hannah Montana          1730   The Scooby Doo Show        1900    That Mitchell And
                                                                                                     1925   Suite Life On Deck      1800   Johnny Bravo                       Webb Look
                                                                                                     2015   Hannah Montana          1830   Dexter’s Laboratory        1930    My Name Is Earl
                                                                                                     2150   Brian O Brian           1900   Popeye Classics            2000    Significant Others
                                                                                                     2200   American Dragon         2035   The Flintstones            2030    Will And Grace
                                                                                                     2225   Kim Possible            2100   Looney Tunes               2130    The Colbert Report -
                                                                                                     2250   Famous Five             2125   Tom & Jerry                        Global Edition
                                                                                                     2335   Phineas And Ferb        2150   The Scooby Doo Show        2200    Sit Down, Shut Up
                                                                                                     0045   Lazytown                2215   Wacky Races                2230    Headcases
                                                                                                     0110   Mickey Mouse            2300   Top Cat                    2300    South Park
                                                                                                            Clubhouse               2325   Hong Kong Phooey           0000    Significant Others
                                                                                                     0135   Mickey Mouse            0015   Johnny Bravo               0030    Will And Grace
                                                                                                            Clubhouse               0040   Tom & Jerry Kids           0200    Sit Down, Shut Up
                                                                                                     0200   Handy Manny             0130   Popeye Classics            0230    Headcases
                                                                                                     0225   Handy Manny             0155   Count Duckula              0300    Malcolm In The Middle
                                                                                                     0245   My Friends Tigger And   0245   Mike, Lu & Og              0330    The Colbert Report
                                                                                                            Pooh                    0310   Time Squad                 0400    The Daily Show - Global
 simply 2001) is a 1968 film directed by Stanley Kubrick and written                                 0310   Little Einsteins        0335   Sheep In The Big City              Edition
ts of human evolution, technology, artificial intelligence, and                                      0400   Lilo And Stitch         0400   Droopy & Dripple           0430    The Colbert Report -
special effects, ambiguous and often surreal imagery, sound in place                                 0445   Brandy & Mr Whiskers    0425   A Pup Named Scooby-                Global Edition

   Cartoon Network                     Discovery Science                MBC 4                        Dubai One                      MBC Action                         Zee TV
  0520    Robotboy                   0540 Patent Bending               0530 ER                       0530   What I Like About You   0600   C.S.I                     0630 Aapki Antara
  0545    Cramp Twins                0610 What’s That About?           0730 CBS - Evening News       0600   Emirates News           0645   Knight Rider              0700 Chhoti Bahu - Sindoor
  0610    Eliot Kid                  0700 The Kustomizer               0080 The Insider              0630   What I Like About You   0730   24                             Bin Suhagan
  0700    My Spy Family              0800 Ten Ways                     0830 Mary Queen of Shops      0700   Notes from the          0815   Angel                     0730 Jhansi Ki Rani
  0725    Chowder                    0900 Space Pioneer                0915 CBS - 60 Minutes                Underbelly Project      0900   The 4400                  0800 Agle Janam Mohe
  0750    Best Ed                    0955 How Does That Work?          1000 Wheel of Fortune         0730   Supernatural            1030   Knight Rider                   Bitiya Hi Kijo
  0815    Chop Socky Chooks          1020 Stunt Junkies                1020 The Doctors              0830   The O.C.                1130   Gladiators UK             0830 Pavitra Rishta
  0840    Ben 10 Alien Force         1050 Joao Magueijo’s Big          1100 Days Of Our Lives        0930   Center Stage - Movie    1200   Angel                     0900 Aapki Antara
  0930    Fantastic Four World’s          Bang                         1200 Home Shopping            1130   The Bold and the        1300   THE ALTERNATE             0930 12 / 24 Karol Bagh
          Greatest Heroes            1145 Mean Green Machines          1300 Oprah Winfrey Show              Beautiful               1500   Lost                      1000 Shree
  0955    Skunk Fu                   1210 Weird Connections            1400 Dr Phil                  1200   The Bold and the        1600   The Amazing Race          1030 Chhoti Bahu - Sindoor
  1030    Squirrel Boy               1240 Ten Ways                     1540 Rachel Ray                      Beautiful               1700   Angel                          Bin Suhagan
  1120    Camp Lazlo                 1335 Space Pioneer                1630 ER                       1230   Third Watch             1800   The 4400                  1100 Jhansi Ki Rani
  1145    The Powerpuff Girls        1430 Robocar                      1800 Men in trees             1330   Emirati                 1900   C.S.I                     1130 Agle Janam Mohe
  1210    Atomic Betty               1525 How Does That Work?          1900 The Doctors              1400   Bamboozled - Movie      2000   Monster Garage                 Bitiya Hi Kijo
  1235    Ed, Edd N Eddy             1555 The Kustomizer               2000 Oprah Winfrey Show       1600   Supernatural            2100   Terminator- series        1200 Pavitra Rishta
  1350    Best Ed                    1650 Brainiac                     2300 Damages                  1700   The O.C.                2200   VAN HELSING               1230 12 / 24 Karol Bagh
  1440    Squirrel Boy               1745 The Greatest Ever            0230 The Insider              1800   The Bold and the        0000   Monster Garage            1300 Aapki Antara
  1505    Eliot Kid                  1930 Superships                   0315 Late Show with David            Beautiful               0100   Terminator- series        1330 Hero Honda Sa Re Ga
  1535    George Of The Jungle       2020 How It’s Made                     Letterman                1830   The Bold and the        0200   FANTASTIC FOUR                 Ma Pa L’il Champs
  1600    Skunk Fu                   2045 How It’s Made                0400 Inside Edition Week             Beautiful               0330   24                        1500 Shree
  1715    The Secret Saturdays       2110 Mythbusters                  0415 CBS-Evenning News        1900   Twenty Something        0430   Gladiators UK             1530 12 / 24 Karol Bagh
  1740    Ben 10 Alien Force         2250 Superships                                                 1930   Emirates News                                            1600 Pavitra Rishta
  1805    Casper’s Scare School      2340 The Greatest Ever                                          2000   Traveler                                                 1630 Ghar Ghar Mein Fursat
  1830    Squirrel Boy               0030 Robocar                                                    2100   Becoming Jane - Movie                                         Ke Lamhe
  1925    Chop Socky Chooks          0210 Superships                                                 2300   Dot The I - Movie                                        1700 Chhoti Bahu - Sindoor
  2005    Ed, Edd N Eddy             0300 Beyond Tomorrow                                            0100   See No Evil, Hear No                                          Bin Suhagan
  2030    Skunk Fu                   0350 Ten Ways                                                          Evil - Movie                                             1800 Aapki Antara
  2110    Ben 10 Alien Force         0445 How Does That Work?                                        0300   Emirates News                                            1830 Pavitra Rishta
  2200    Atomic Betty                                                                               0330   The Bold and the                                         1900 Agle Janam Mohe
  2225    Samurai Jack                                                                                      Beautiful                                                     Bitiya Hi Kijo
  2250    Megas Xlr                                                                                  0400   The Bold and the                                         1930 12 / 24 Karol Bagh
  2315    Out Of Jimmy’s Head                                                                               Beautiful                                                2000 Shree
  2340    Chop Socky Chooks                                                                          0430   Supernatural                                             2030 Pavitra Rishta
  0030    Cramp Twins                                                                                                                                                2100 Jhansi Ki Rani
  0055    George Of The Jungle                                                                                                                                       2130  Play TV
  0145    Gadget Boy                                                                                                                                                 2330 Pavitra Rishta
  0210    Ed, Edd N Eddy                                                                                                                                             0000 Agle Janam Mohe
  0235    Class Of 3000                                                                                                                                                   Bitiya Hi Kijo
  0300    The Powerpuff Girls                                                                                                                                        0030 Jhansi Ki Rani
  0340    The Secret Saturdays                                                                                                                                       0100 12 / 24 Karol Bagh
  0405    Chowder                                                                                                                                                    0130 Baba Ramdev Ka Yoga
  0455    Best Ed
                                                                                                                                                                 time out • Monday, October 19, 2009 • Page 11

*  Prince performs at the Grand Palais in Paris. Prince decided to give two extra concerts at the Grand Palais titled All Day/All Night after he discovered the exhibition hall during Karl Lagerfeld’s
Chanel fashion show.

                                                                                    And when I saw the Chanel                 are so obsessed with technology.         doesn’t mean that you don’t pay
                                                                                    fashion show (last week) and Karl         We don’t like to have our concert        for it, it just means there are no
                                                                                    (Lagerfeld) came out and there            filmed that way because it               authoritarian figures telling you
                                                                                    was this roar that came up, I was         sounds so bad and then you give          what you’re supposed to do with
                                                                                    jealous.                                  all the footage to somebody like         it.
                                                                                                                              YouTube who is run by Universal

                                                                                      You fell in love with the Grand         Publishing, and some of those               Is the Internet opening new
                                                                                    Palais. Do you fall in love often?        same lawyers.                            doors for you?
                                                                                      I needed some place to stay and                                                     It’s a tool. It’s not a means to an
                                                                                    that was the best that you could            What about your time in                end. My concerts have always been
                                                                                    do, so...                                 Paris? Does the city bring you           dear to me and it’s almost a shame
                                                                                                                              inspiration?                             I got so good at making records
                                                                                       What did you think about                 It’s very inspirational.               because the media is dying now, so

by Paris
                                                                                    yesterday’s shows?                                                                 until something new happens and
                                                                                       They were my favourite so far.           Do you like French food?               we get some laws and restrictions
                                                                                    I always try to outdo the different         No.                                    to how the media is used and the
                                                                                    shows that I’ve done.                                                              revenue is shared, then I’ll just
                                                                                                                                When you sing Dance For                stick with the live stuff and every
                                                                                      Can you define the pleasure             Me, are you thinking about               once in a while I’ll do records.
                                                                                    of being on stage and making              somebody special?
                                                                                    music?                                      Yes. I was looking in the mirror         Are you a happy man today?
By Benedicte Rey                          old artist visited and fell in love         I was telling a friend of mine          when I wrote it.                           Very happy. More happy than
                                          with the vast hall on the banks of        recently that it feels like I’m in a                                               ever actually.

                                          the Seine river.                          dream and I don’t like to go to sleep        You struggled a lot for you
             aris is “inspirational”
                                   ,        Later he met a small group of           anymore, because the dream is             artistic freedom and now it                If you changed your name
             US pop star Prince said      journalists in a chic Paris hotel.        never as good as real life.               seems you are totally free. How          again today, what would you
             last week after wowing       Following are excerpts from the                                                     does it feel?                            change it for?
             city audiences in a          hour-long chat.                             What did you think about the               These are the days I was                I like this name. I think it fits.
             venue never formerly                                                   crowd last night?                         looking forward to. It’s hard to
used as a concert hall — the                Why did you choose the                    Amazing. It is actually                 sleep because the options are              If you were to write the
landmark glass-and-iron Grand             Grand Palais?                             indescribable, that much love.            so numerous. It was worth the            definition of funky in a
Palais exhibition centre.                   When I did “21 nights” in               They were very respectful. We             fight, it was worth the struggle. I      dictionary, what would the
   Prince’s Sunday concerts were          London, the sound of the audience         asked that no one used camera             advise every artist to go through        definition be?
last-minute affairs, organised in         was so powerful that I needed             phones and they honoured that             it if they can. The cream rises to         If you can describe it, you ain’t
four to five days, after the 51-year-     something better and bigger.              request, unlike Americans who             the top anyway. A real free music        funky. — AFP
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frames                                                 Second

                                                Spirit of
                                                on lens
                                                Winner declared in Qatar Visitor contest

                                                           oth Muslim and non-              professional photographer Abigail
                                                           Muslim photographers             Harman, had a hard time choosing the
                                                           had their skills tested this     winners.
                                                           Ramadan, with a Qatar               Eventually, an image by Hussein
                                                           Visitor competition asking       Khalaf won first place, with Abigail
                                                them to capture the spirit of the fasting   writing: “I love the construction of this
                                                month in a single image. Many superb        image. I suspect it was taken with a
                                                photographs were submitted and judge,       fish eye lens from a very low viewpoint.
                                               time out • Monday, October 19, 2009 • Page 13



I find it conveys a sense of
absorbed prayerfulness of the
young boy and the composition
and lighting is delightful. We
‘read’ images from left to right
and here we are led into the
image by the semi circle of lights
to the boy’s head and then down
to his Qur’an. The picture shows
us a story and we feel involved
in it.”
   The image in the second
place was not taken in a Muslim
country, but in the mountains
of Nepal. Photographer Anindya
Phanai writes: “The photo was
taken in Annapurna Base Camp
in Nepal. I reached there on the
day of Eid after a long trek. This
person from Bangladesh joined
us. In the morning when we
were admiring the beauty of the
Himalayas he began his prayers.
The sight was just breathtaking.”
   The third place went to Sayed
Nidhal’s Qur’an, chosen for
its composition and dramatic
   Special mentions went to
Nafisah Bikun for her photograph
Iftar Blessing, which captured
Nafisah’s mother at the moment
before the breaking of the fast,
and also to Jassim Alzayer’s
   Qatar Visitor is a tourism
website for Qatar which provides
monthly competitions via its
   Page 14 • time out • Monday, October 19, 2009

                      X-word Crossword


   Across                                             Down
   1. Shelf (5)                                       1. Tennis stroke (3)
   6. Musical drama (5)                               2. Long narrative poem (4)
   7. Competence (7)                                  3. Detain (5)
   9. Friend (3)                                      4. Forbidding (4)
   11. Rotating disk (3)                              5. Consume (3)
   12. Simian (3)                                     7. Illness (7)
   15. Wading bird (4)                                8. Part of a square-rigger (7)
   17. Snob (4)                                       9. Edging of small loops (5)     Pooch Cafe
   18. Risible (5)                                    10. Higher up (5)
   19. Conifer (5)                                    13. Musical instrument (5)
   20. Finished (4)                                   14. Heron (5)
   22. Ebb (4)                                        16. Male title (3)
   23. Number (3)                                     17. Church bench (3)
   24. Place (3)                                      21. Cite (5)
   26. Decay (3)                                      24. Fur (4)
   27. Proposition (7)                                25. Woody plant (4)
   30. Change (5)                                     28. Possesses (3)
   31. Bullock (5)                                    29. Make a mistake (3)

Every letter of the alphabet is used at least once.
Squares with the same number in have the same letter
in. Work out which number represents which letter.

Puzzles courtesy:

                        Change Word
      By changing one letter at a time to form a new word,
      transform the beginning word to the ending word in the                           Bound & Gagged
      rated number of steps (or fewer).

                                              S   A    I              L
        Puzzle courtesy:

                                              F   I    S             H
                                                           Solutions on Page 16
                                                                                                                                                                        time out • Monday, October 19, 2009 • Page 15

 Sudoku                                                                                            Colouring

                            Sudoku is a puzzle based on
                            a 9x9 grid. The grid is also
                            divided into nine (3x3) boxes.
                            You are given a selection
                            of values and to complete
                            the puzzle, you must fill the
                            grid so that every column,
                            every row and every 3x3 box
                            contains the digits 1 to 9 and
                            none is repeated.

ARIES 21 Mar - 20 Apr                                   CANCER 22 Jun - 22 Jul                                 LIBRA 24 Sep - 23 Oct                                 CAPRICORN 22 Dec - 20 Jan
Hold on; your time will come. You can sort out          Real estate should be lucrative for you. Take          Try to get others to stand behind your good           Your mind will be wandering to exotic
any differences you have in an amiable manner.          a look at your legal position. Chronic health          judgment. Do not lend money or belongings to          destinations. You can make a serious attempt
Difficulties with older females in your family may      problems are likely to surface if you are keeping      friends. Use your obvious talent to work with         at quitting those bad habits that you’ve picked
turn out to be quite trivial after all.                 your problems locked up inside.                        detail and you can come up with something great.      up over the years. Travel will be most enticing.
                                                                                                                                                                     Consider a cruise.

TAURUS 21 Apr - 21 May                                  LEO 23 Jul - 22 Aug                                    SCORPIO 24 Oct - 22 Nov                               AQUARIUS 21 Jan - 19 Feb
Be aware that a female you work with may be             Trips should be your choice. Much knowledge can        You can get a great deal accomplished if you          Your mind is on moneymaking ventures. Think
trying to hold you back. Pamper yourself; the           be obtained through the experiences you have.          bring work home. Older family members may             twice before you volunteer information. You’ve
self esteem it brings you will be most gratifying.      You need to pamper yourself for a change.              try to put unreasonable demands on you. Your          been in a rut and you need to do something that
Deception regarding joint finances or investments                                                              leadership qualities will come in handy.              will help you break the pattern you’ve fallen into.
will cause upsets between family members.

GEMINI 22 May - 21 Jun                                  VIRGO 23 Aug - 23 Sep                                  SAGITTARIUS 23 Nov - 21 Dec                           PISCES 20 Feb - 20 Mar
Investments concerning your residence will              Someone you live with may feel totally neglected.      You should be setting up interviews or sending        Secret information will be eye opening. Your
be profitable. Secret affairs will only lead to         Concern yourself with legal matters and                out your resume today. Socialising or travel will     emotional partner will push the right buttons
heartache. Don’t count your chickens before they        formulating contracts rather than finalising your      lead to partnerships. Your temper may get the         today. Conflicts over joint finances are likely.
hatch.                                                  objectives. You can bet that situations will get out   better of you if a colleague has tried to ruin your
                                                        of hand if you allow others to interfere.              reputation.
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 Quick Clues                                                                     Cryptic Clues                                                              Yesterday’s Solutions
                                                                                                                                                            Across: 1 Out of spirits; 7
                                                                                                                                                            Canon; 8 Canto; 9 Bud; 10
                                                                                                                                                            Simpleton; 11 Lariat; 12 Timbre;
                                                                                                                                                            15 Narrating; 17 Lea; 18 Etude;
                                                                                                                                                            19 Imply; 21 Reassertions.
                                                                                                                                                            Down: 1 Overbalances; 2 Fan;
                                                                                                                                                            3 Panama; 4 Recalling; 5 Tenet;
                                                                                                                                                            6 Countenances; 7 Cedar; 10
                                                                                                                                                            Seafarers; 13 Billy; 14 Finite; 16
                                                                                                                                                            Rouse; 20 Pat.

                                                                                                                                                            Across: 1 Invertebrate; 7 Might;
                                                                                                                                                            8 Query; 9 Pit; 10 Architect; 11
                                                                                                                                                            Refuse; 12 Filter; 15 Effective;
                                                                                                                                                            17 Ado; 18 China; 19 Pilot; 21
                                                                                                                                                            Down: 1 Inexperience; 2 Rig;
                                                                                                                                                            3 Entice; 4 Requisite; 5 There;
                                                                                                                                                            6 Mysteriously; 7 Motif; 10
                                                                                                                                                            Associate; 13 Trait; 14 Dispel; 16
                                                                                                                                                            Feign; 20 Lag.

                                                                                                                                                           X-word Crossword
Across                                   Down                                  Across                                 Down
1. Meal (6)                              1. Formula (6)                        1. Take one’s leave of French          1. Posted to army bases, maybe
4. Peril (6)                             2. Upright (13)                       region (6)                             (6)
9. Distance round (13)                   3. Relish (5)                         4. Just the implement for one          2. An expert at reading the
10. Go before (7)                        5. Dispose (7)                        who intends to have a row! (6)         dials! (13)
11. Tend (5)                             6. Spanish dictator (7,6)             9 and 13 Dn. When a man is             3. Used by those who take
12. Decree (5)                           7. Staggered (6)                      doing this, the charge is not to       steps to raise their position (5)
14. Did business (5)                     8. Bid (5)                            be sneezed at! (6,7,3,4)               5. Publicise the route needed
18. Happen (5)                           13. Lasting a long time (7)           10. Such a man would like to feel      for a flying concern (7)
19. Swiss lake (7)                       15. Took off (6)                      the draught! (7)                       6. Being able to speak two
21. Receptacle for dossiers (6,7)        16. Lax (5)                           11. Less industrious layabout (5)      languages is deceitful (6-7)
22. Straight (6)                         17. Kindly (6)                        12. In the bag a ten-dollar stone      7. Provide some earnest
23. Call to help (6)                     20. Hut (5)                           (5)                                    counsel, tho’ Rex must be
                                                                               14. Strange steps taken to get         wrong (6)
                                                                               vermin (5)                             8. Checks parts of the rigging
                                                                               18. Without any company                (5)
                                                                               making an advance, we hear (5)         13. See 9 Across
                                                                               19. A little hut and French piece      15. Take a piece of balsam,          Codeword
                                                                               of furniture (7)                       please - just a taste (6)
                                                                               21. It ensures that the eldest will    16. Wind a kind of thread (5)
                                                                               succeed (13)                           17. Emphasise what worried
                                                                               22. There is a change about            people experience (6)
                                                                               one word that indicates an             20. Right inside the beak one
                                                                               alternative (6)                        can see a fish (5)
                                                                               23. They cut parts of the
                                                                               propeller (6)

Prayer Time                              Help Line                            Mumtaz Post (24hr)        4415566      DVD, Video releases
Fajr 4.17am                              Is drinking a problem for you or                               4432211      ENGLISH: Traitor (Don Cheadle);
Shorooq (sunrise) 5.34am                 someone you love?                    (Car)                     4483555      Defiance (Daniel Caraig); My Best
 Zuhr (noon) 11.19am                     Call Alcoholics Anonymous:           Ship Phone Service       4864444       Friends Girl (Kate Hudson); My
Asr (afternoon) 2.37 pm                                             5605901   Ministry of Interior main              Fareaway Bride (Janson Lewis); Seed   Change Word
Maghreb (sunset) 5.05pm                                                       switchboard               4330000      (Michael Pare); Killer Movie (Paul
Isha (night) 6.35pm                      Hospitals                            Public Department                      Wesley); The International (Clive        S       A        I        L
                                         VISITING HOURS:                      for passports,                         Owen, Naomi Watts); Personal
Doha Zoo                                 Hamad General Hospital, Women’s      nationality and residence 4882882      Effects (Michelle Pfeiffer, Aston       M        A        I        L
Open from 8am to 12 noon and             Hospital and Rumaillah Hospital:     Capital Security Dept     4444420      Kutcher, Kathy Bates); Lakeview
2.30pm to 7pm daily. Tuesdays            6am to 7.30am, 4pm to 8pm.           Criminal Info Dept         4477477                                             M        A        L        L
are reserved for women. Friday                                                Boundaries and Coasts                  HINDI: FChintu Ji (Rishi Kapoor);
for general public in the afternoon      Useful Numbers                       Security                   4414488     Kaminey (Priyanka Chopra); Fox          M        A        L        T
only.                                    Police, Fire, Ambulance       999    Civil Defence                          (Sunny Deol); Luck (Sanjay Dutta);
                                         HMC                        4392222   Department                 4413666     Morning Walk (Anupamkher);
Consumer Complaints                      Women’s (Rumaillah)        4393333   Rescue Service             4682888     Kambakkht Ishq (Akshay Kumar);
                                                                                                                                                             M         A       S        T
(Food control department)                HMC (Emergency)           4393507                                           New York (John Abraham); Paying
Head of dept              4347633        Veterinary                  653083   The Grand Cinecentre      4839064      Guests (Shreyas Talpade); 8x10          M         I       S        T
                          5570888        Water & Electricity            991   Cinema Palace             4320938      Tasveer (Akshay Kumar)
Deputy head of dept       5555296        Flight Inquiries          4622999    The Mall Cineplex         4678666         (Information courtesy: Kings          F        I       S        T
Central operator         4347777         Doha Seaport               4457457   Cinema Land                4881674        Electronics (previously QMart
Food consultant          4347540         Cinema                     4671811   Gulf & Doha Cinema         4671811          Video) at Al Safeer Centre,         F        I       S        H
                                         Museum of Islamic Art     4224444    Qatar National Theater     4831246                Tel: 4626965.)

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