Media 2008

Media cuttings mentioning Brinds 2008

FOOTBALL: Mass brawl forces abandonment Oxford Mail Monday 7th January 2008
MHAL All-Academic Team January 23, 2008
Blues for Harp Herts Advertiser,</td> January 24, 2008
FOOTBALL: Berinsfield player Brind banned for 827 days Oxford Mail February 8, 2008
Leopards are too strong for Blacks Welwyn Times January 30, 2008
Finn Revue Make Me a Song Gets Fresh London Staging, With Ruffelle Playbill January 29, 2008
Soccer: Yellow card for new boss Suffolk Free Press, February 21, 2008
Goals galore Burton Mail April 5, 2008
ATHLETICS: Baci's marathon effort Enfield Independent April 14, 2008
YP Football... Crows in dour win over Bulldogs Yorke Peninsula Country Times, April 15, 2008
Rugby: Bicester edge out Witney in tight Vets Cup contest Buckingham Avertiser April 16, 2008
Rural mural art Selby Times April 16, 2008
Soccer: Melford's stunning victory Suffolk Free Press April 17, 2008
'Amicable divorce' for bar operators The Journal April 18 2008
Last family member to see her uncle Fairfield Advance, April 23, 2008
Moira lift cup at the Pirelli Burton Mail, April 26, 2008
Winners drawn to the canal Tiverton News May 16, 2008
Triple victory for E&H athletes May 21, 2008
Wilson thunders to victory May 1, 2008
Stableford next Sunday Narromine News May 3, 2008
Bloodhounds win after tardy start Yorke Peninsula Country Times, May 27, 2008
Emmy Rossum Takes Dare Variety June 4, 2008
Stars here on a 'dare' Sun, June 8, 2008
Keith Jack: dream is to find new talent for musical Edinburgh Evening News 18 June 2008
Reality TV's Keith & Niamh Head Brave New Musical 19 June 2008
Keith turns judge for Fringe musical June 21, 2008
Dairy farmer sweeps the board June 25, 2008

What a week of netball! Roxby Downs Sun July 4, 2008
Kelly A. Gwinn Funeral July 8, 2008
Champions in the Community Sunday Sun - Newcastle upon Tyne,England,UK July 13 2008
Edinburgh With Love: Barrymore, Berkoff & Brave??? 21 July 2008
Goths Convene In Tampa To 'Jump The Shark' The Tampa Tribune August 8, 2008
Soccer: Melford stumble again Suffolk Free Press October 1, 2008
Concert cash Northumberland Gazette October 6, 2008
Baseball: Llanrumney looking for silverware South Wales Echo Aug 15, 2008
Greece firm tracks data for diabetics Democrat and Chronicle August 7, 2008
Mark Harris takes control of New Star Investment trust Citywire 09 September 2008
Comment: Remember SA have this series in the bag Independent Thursday, 7 August 2008
Maitland AS shows goats and steers Yorke Peninsula Country Times September 30, 2008
Cycling: Club riders enjoy success Buckingham Advertiser & Review September 30, 2008
Stamp of approval for RAF East Anglian Daily Times September 18, 2008
Getting arty December 11, 2008
Bashed retiree repays 'angels' Sunshine Coast Daily Online 20th December 2008
Bushrangers complete perfect season in style Central Western Daily 16/09/2008 10:03:00 AM
Flood of aid for victims Sep 23 2008
Fifty years of bowls The Scone Advocate (Fairfax Digital) 10/09/2008 4:37:00 PM
Ock Street Remembered Ock Street Heritage Group/ Newsquest February 2008

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FOOTBALL: Mass brawl forces abandonment

Officials are set to launch an enquiry after the Oxfordshire Junior Shield match between Minster Lovell and Berinsfield was abandoned after it descended into a mass brawl.

Referee Steve Fisher called a halt to proceedings with Berinsfield leading Saturday's fourth-round tie 2-0, after both teams had two players sent off during the game.

Following the dismissals of Minster's Craig Sallis and Mike Haines, and Berinsfield's Danny Brind and Craig Perkins, a fight between players and spectators gave referee Fisher no option but to halt the game.

Fisher said: "Obviously, I cannot comment on the disciplinary issue as I'm sending my reports to the Oxfordshire FA, but I ended the game due to fear for my safety and the safety of other players and officials."

Minster Lovell chairman Simon Brookbanks said: "Purely for safety reasons, I recommended to the referee that the game be stopped.

"There were people getting kicked off the ball, and Berinsfield players who had already been dismissed, came back on to get involved.

"The referee had lost control of the game through no fault of his own, and it was the right decision to stop the game.

"We've had an impeccable disciplinary record in the first team, and we just like playing football.

"It was really disappointing that this happened. I felt sorry for the referee.

"He came under a lot of intimidation, and my priority was to look after him.

"I felt it was absolutely appalling. There were young children and families watching. It was disgraceful behaviour.

"That element of the game was not needed, because they do play good football. "They are a talented team of footballers, and scored two good goals against us."

Berinsfield, who were expelled from the Oxfordshire Senior League due to disciplinary problems last season, have been playing in the Reading League this year.

It is understood that the club were on their final warning regarding discipline.

OFA disciplinary secretary Lucy Barrett said: "We have received the reports from the match referee and will consider what action to take. The clubs will then have 21 days to respond."

Berinsfield player-manager Steve Bateman backed up the referee.

He added: "I am looking for fairness. If this has happened at our place, with spectators coming onto the pitch, we would have been booted out of the league. I want firm action taken against them, and against Danny Brind for getting involved afterwards."
Oxford Mail
5:56pm Monday 7th January 2008
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MHAL All-Academic Team

Rhinebeck-Rachel Baker, Liza Batkin, Noelle Benson, Kayley Berezney, Louis Berger, Matt Booz, Brad Borquist, Rowan Brind, Anna Clark, Rachel Coffey, Cassidy Coratti, Christian Coratti, Ainslee Cunningham, Tom Devries, Jordyn Dezago, Taylor Gagliardi, Nate Gange, Alirio Gonzalez, Kristin Herr, Ben Hoynes, Lexa Mackie, Laura Mandigo, Elizabeth Marvin, Meredith Mimosa, Megan Mincher, Brigitte Monahan, Dylan Nowik, Megan Parsi, Brendan Phelan, Ethan Romano, Natasha Sopchak, Nick Tobey, Kevin Todisco, Zoe VanderGriten, Zak Wills.

January 23, 2008
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Blues for Harp

East Men's League Premier A

Harpenden 2 Blueharts 8

SKIPPER Mike Emes and the returning Lance Boyd-Clark struck for Harpenden as they took on Blueharts in the East Men's League Premier A on Saturday.

The well-drilled Hitchin side controlled the first half and two goals immediately put Harpenden on the back foot at Brache. The home side looked dangerous going forward but lost out in midfield and a 4-0 half time deficit soon turned into five.

Harpenden, to their credit, did not give up. They created numerous chances and were rewarded with a penalty stroke after a cynical challenge in the D. Emes coolly dispatched to restore some credibility to the days proceedings.

The returning Lance Boyd-Clark got the home side a second, lunging to guide in a fine cross from Dave Thomas.

The final result was 8-2 to the visitors but Harpenden have some positives to build on this weekend and are still in fighting distance of a handful of teams in the bottom half of Premier A.

Harpenden had earlier resumed their foray into the Premier division with a fixture against Wapping on Saturday, January 12.

Harps knew that this encounter against their long-standing rivals could be key in the relegation battle they find themselves in, just half-way through the season.

The opening encounters were fairly evenly matched with Wapping turning some early pressure into a couple of short corners that came to nothing. Harpenden, however, capitalised on their first spell of pressure with captain Mike Emes slotting the ball home from a short corner. This effort was cancelled out by the home side just five minutes later when a defensive error put through the Wapping striker to finish clinically for 1-1 at half time which was probably a fair reflection of the game.

In the second half, both sides created a number of chances but ultimately the game turned on a number of errors by Harpenden. Wapping took the lead from an excellent short corner routine but Harpenden could have easily kept themselves in it had it not been for two goals gifted to the home side, leaving them with too much to do.

Nigel Timms nearly reduced the deficit after a glorious through ball from Todd Baines but it was not to be. The match ended 4-1 and left Harpenden propping up the league.

l AFTER a fine victory against Stevenage that brought his team right back into title contention in East League Division Three South West, Pete Kneale took his Harpenden II side to Welwyn on Saturday, well aware of the need to avoid a slip up.

The team was bolstered by the appearances Russell Timms and Ceri Sharma, as first team skipper Mike Emes shuffled his pack in East League Premier A.

It came as something of a shock when, on 15 minutes, a rare Welwyn attack was illegally thwarted on the 25-yard line. The resulting free hit was drilled into the D and deflected past the unsighted Ben Brind by the Welwyn centre forward.

Harpenden responded almost straight from the pushback. A poor defensive clearance was intercepted by midfield dynamo Ben Turner and he instantly fed Timms, who fired an emphatic finish into the roof of the net.

The scores were level at the break and Kneale made sure his side were aware they had to up their game. Defensive stalwarts Sam Martyn and Graham Smith maintained their composure and concentration when called upon, while Paul Nash and Niall Blackwell increasingly created space and overlaps on the right flank. On one such incursion, a fine raid down the right released Sharma, who took the ball to the byeline and fed it in to the danger area. Tant was quickest to react and, amidst a maelstrom of sticks, goalkeeping kickers and rainwater, did just about enough to prod the ball home.

That scrappy but important goal sealed a 2-1 win to lift Harpenden above Stevenage into second in the league.

SOURCE Herts Advertiser
24 January 2008
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FOOTBALL: Berinsfield player Brind banned for 827 days

LENGTHY SUSPENSION: Berinsfield player Danny Brind won't be able to play again until the 2010-11 season after the Oxfordshire FA took action following the mass brawl during their Oxfordshire Junior shield tie against Minster Lovell

By Nick Farrant

Berinsfield player Danny Brind has been handed an 827-day ban and fined £200 after he admitted his part in a mass brawl that erupted in a county cup game last month.

Trouble erupted towards the end of the Oxfordshire Junior Shield fourth-round tie against Minster Lovell on Saturday, January 5.

With Berinsfield leading 2-0, a fight broke out between players and spectators, following the dismissal of Brind and his Berinsfield teammate, Craig Perkins, and Minster's Craig Sallis and Mike Haines.

Referee Steve Fisher then called the match off.

On Tuesday, both sides appeared before the OFA disciplinary meeting in Witney to answer charges of causing a match to be abandoned.

Although nothing has been officially confirmed by the Oxfordshire Football Association, the Oxford Mail has seen documents which state that Brind, 20, has been suspended from Feb 25 through to May 31, 2010, after he admitted causing serious bodily harm against an opposition player. advertisement

The document says the committee "took account of his previous record of misconduct," adding: "Based on the seriousness of the offence and the player's poor disciplinary record over a five-year period, the commission felt that a substantial punishment was required."

In addition, another Berinsfield player, Mark Ingram was fined £25 and banned for 35 days for violent conduct considered to be serious.

The commission ruled that the dismissal of Perkins was sufficient punishment. A charge against Berinsfield's Jamie Fleet of violent conduct considered to be serious was unproven.

Sallis was fined £35 and banned for 35 days, while the case against Haines was found to be inconclusive.

It is not the first time Berinsfield have been in hot water. Last season they were expelled from the Oxfordshire Senior League for a poor disciplinary record. They now play in the Reading League.

Berinsfield chairman Richard Ingram confirmed that both clubs had appeared before the commission.

"We were both asked to give our view of the events. I was happy with the way it was handled."

"It is not clear what the future is for the clubs in the competition.

Minster manager Chris King added: "We've heard that some of their players got suspensions and so did some of ours. We got charged as a club with causing the match to be abandoned and were fined £100.

"I have spoken to our chairman (Simon Brookbanks) and he definitely doesn't want it to be replayed.

"I'm a bit annoyed that one of our players (Sallis) was fined and banned."

OFA discipline secretary Lucy Barrett refused to comment on the hearing, but confirmed that both Berinsfield and Minster Lovell have been cautioned and warned as to their future conduct.

She added that competitions secretary David Tutton would decide the fate of both clubs in the Shield.

Brind was not available for a comment.

SOURCE Oxford Mail
6:52pm Friday 8th February 2008
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Leopards are too strong for Blacks

PANSHANGER Under-11s Leopards continued their run of form against Mid Herts rivals Bury Rangers Blacks on Saturday.

The Leopards dominated the first half with a great display of passing and individual skills.

The home team got an early lead and by the end of the half Kane Montenegro, Andy Sifolongwane and Abel Solomon had all netted twice. Not to be outdone, Terri Harvey had a header saved and Jon Brind had the keeper beaten but saw his shot go wide of the post.

A goal from Tomas Martins and an unfortunate own goal meant the Leopards ended the first half 8-0 up.

A resilient Bury side made the Leopards work hard in the second half but couldn't stop Sifolongwane and Solomon completing their hat-tricks.

Defender Reece Maggs was unlucky not to get his first of the season after the keeper pulled of a great diving save from a close-range shot.

Maggs then went in goal to give stand-in keeper Billy Kentsley his chance to make the final score 11-0 to the Leopards.

SOURCE Welwyn Times
Jnauary 30, 2008
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Finn Revue Make Me a Song Gets Fresh London Staging, With Ruffelle

By Kenneth Jones

Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle will be among the stars of the London premiere of Make Me a Song: The Music of William Finn, which is scheduled to launch March 3 at the Off West End Players Theatre.

The project, boasting songs by the composer of Falsettos, A New Brain and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, had a popular run at TheaterWorks in Hartford, CT, followed by a fall 2007 production Off-Broadway. The London staging will include some content changes.

Rob Ruggiero conceived the revue but is not directing the London bow. A fifth actor has been added to the cast for the new version. Andrew McBean will direct a company that includes Les Miserables veteran Ruffelle (Broadway and London's Eponine of Les Miz), Louise Dearman (Sarah Brown of the West End's recent Guys and Dolls), Gareth Snook (of the Donmar's Company and Assassins), Simon Thomas (who'll appear in the West End's Marguerite in May) and Ian H. Watkins (of the pop group Steps). Matt Brind is musical director. Ben M. Rogers will design.

Opening is March 6 for a limited run to April 6. The London producers are Junkyard Dog Productions, Demos Bizar Entertainment and Surefire Theatrical in association with Larry Hirschhorn, Remmel T. Dickinson, Jayson Raitt and Mariano Tolentino, Jr.

Make Me a Song's Off-Broadway lead producers Randy Adams and Sue Frost of Junkyard Dog Productions continue to be in discussions with U.S. theatres about a widfer life for the show. Music Theater International (MTI) will handle the eventual licensing life of the property. Ghostlight Records will release Make Me a Song's live Off-Broadway cast album in March.

The Off-Broadway troupe included Sany Binion, D.B. Bonds, Adam Heller and Sally Wilfert and pianist Darren R. Cohen.

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SOURCE Playbill
January 29, 2008
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Soccer: Yellow card for new boss

NEW Melford player-manager Chris Tracey ended this game with a booking after the home side had penalty appeals rejected.

Melford, who went a goal behind after just seven minutes, had battled back from 3-0 down, Ashley Skeggs reducing the arrears in the 73rd minute.

Clacton went ahead following a disputed free kick just outside the area where the ball struck a defender on the hand. Waters bent the ball round the defensive wall into the top corner.

Clacton took a firm grip and it was no surprise when they went further ahead, when the ball was lost by Melford in midfield. Pereira played the ball wide of the advancing Croll for the second.

Croll was the saviour minutes later when he pushed wide an effort from Lyness. Melford hit back and were unlucky when a piledriver from Skeggs hit the bar with Rulton beaten. Rulton saved the follow-up header from Budgen at the foot of the post.

A fierce shot from Brind produced a diving save from the ex-Melford keeper Rulton on the stroke of half-time.

Waters was just off target for Clacton at the start of the second half but, urged on by Tracey in his first outing, Melford started to get into the game.

Kenyon was just off target with a header, and Rulton saved well from Delves.

But on 67 minutes Clacton scored their third when loose marking allowed Waters space down the right flank. His hard, low cross was not cleared and Hillier scored from close range.

Melford battled back, and a fine cross from Walker to the far post found Skeggs who calmly placed the ball wide of Rulton.

The keeper held a header from Budgen under the bar, and just before the end substitute Statham forced his way into the box, defender Gibson bringing him down, and played being waved on.

Long Melford: Croll; Alder, Crissell, Walker (Statham 84), Adams, Tracey, Delves (Simpson 71) Skeggs, Brind, Budgen, Daw (Kenyon 45). Sub (not used): Cook.

The full article contains 347 words and appears in Suffolk Free Press newspaper. Location: Sudbury

SOURCE Suffolk Free Press
21 February 2008
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Rural mural art
TRASH TO TREASURE: Camblesforth Primary School pupils with their plastic bag weaving with (front) designer Oliver Brind. (d3511b816) Picture: Philip Bramhill

CAMBLESFORTH Primary School pupils have taken inspiration from established artists to create a playground mural. Laura Shipley, from Thirsk-based Rural Arts, has been working with the children on the project, and members of the community have also been invited in to help.

Inspiration for the mural, which will be hung next week, has come from celebrated artists including Van Gogh and Alberto Morrocco, and funding for the project was provided by the National Lottery Awards for All.

Youngsters have also completed a bag weaving project, in which they created a large banner featuring flowers and mini beasts, designed by year six student Oliver Brind.

Artist Sahra Wye worked with the children on the banner, which has been displayed around the school pond.

Classroom assistant Carol Turner said: "We had a few people in to help with the mural, and I think all the children really enjoyed the experience."

SOURCE Selby Times
April 16, 2008
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ATHLETICS: Baci's marathon effort

ARBER BACI was first home for Enfield & Haringey Athletic Club in yesterday's Flora London Marathon.

Baci ran superbly to finish 225th overall in a time of 2hr 43min 17sec.

He was one of 11 members of the club taking part in the race around the capital which saw around 34,000 hardy souls pounding the streets in at times terrible weather conditions.

Next home, and 657th overall, was Anthony O'Connor in a clocking of 2.54.08.

Also breaking the three-hour barrier was Jurg van der Wald, who finished 1,068th in 2.59.40.

Other finishers were Phoebe Thomas (3.35.50), Steve Baker (3.51.52), Perparim Baci (3.56.51), Camil Kocan (4.00.28), Amanda Wilmer (4.07.51), Kristy Wilson (4.14.34), Brian Sturt (5.19.56) and Sarah Johnson (5.32.31).

The men's race was won by defending champion Martin Lel, from Kenya, in a new course record of 2.05.15, with German Irina Mikitenko taking the honours in the women's race as she clocked 2.24.14 in only her second-ever marathon.

Joseph Sherry was the pick of the club's runners in the Adidas Mini Marathons, finishing fourth in the under-15 boys' race in a time of 16min 32sec.

Following him home were Alex Cordell (18th), Tom Fearnley (24th), Patrick McKinney (44th), Reece Surridge (51st) and James Norman (79th).

In the under-15 girls' race, Charlotte Kerr led the charge for Enfield & Haringey, crossing the line 22nd in 20.03.

Of the four other finishers from the club, Eleanor Salvidge was 62nd, Beatriz Arredondo 100th, Sarah Hickman 113th and Alethea Calvert-Jordan 124th.

Ramone Martinez-Rodney ran well in the under-17 boys' race to finish 11th in a time of 15.41.

Following him across the line were Alex Lodge (43rd), Adil Hussein (47th) and and Tom Brind (84th).

In the under-17 girls' event, Hilary Arredondo led the charge as she finished 18th in 19.28.

Next home was Emma Shuker in 72nd, with Aimee Kerr 105th and Frini Vasilaki 146th.

Katie Fray was first home for Enfield in the under-13 girls' race, finishing 14th in 21.00.

Also going the distance on the course from Upper Thames Street to The Mall were Ellen Burwood (34th), Sinead McGovern (74th) and Claire Kenny (117th).

Enfield Independent
4:07pm Monday 14th April 2008
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Rugby: Bicester edge out Witney in tight Vets Cup contest

BICESTER thoroughly deserved to win their hard-fought Oxon Vets Cup semi-final against Witney at the Chinnor RFC ground. Bicester ran out 12-5 winners, but the victory margin could have been far higher.

Quite apart from two well-worked tries, Bicester went close on at least six other occasions, three in each half and their forwards led by lock Nigel Cox and the back row of George Williams, Dylan Evans and no 8 Dave Brind dominated the loose play.

In addition, they stole four Witney line-outs, but the result was only decided two minutes from the final whistle.

Soon after the kick-off, Bicester winger Justin Hitchcock went close on the left and then lock Stewart Robinson almost finished off a move involving Cox, hooker James Davies and flanker Evans.

Next, George Williams failed to latch on to a line-out ball and his lightning burst down the centre was to no avail.

Bicester took the lead 10 minutes from half time.

Chris Nash broke sharply from a scrum down the centre and prop Tony Shaw drove on powerfully before feeding fellow prop Ray Greenhalgh, who put centre Lee Boulter across on the right.

Boulter, who had looked Bicester's most incisive back, then had to retire with a leg injury.

Just before half-time, Witney drove on from a quickly taken penalty and the ball was recycled along the backs for winger Jeremy Winter to touch down on the left. Both conversion kicks were wide of the posts.

In the second period, Bicester's electric right winger Chris Austin twice went close and a quick break by Will Deeley ended with his final pass to the wing being adjudged forward.

Finally, Bicester's overall supremacy on the d ay was rewarded with the match winning try three minutes from time.

Forwards George Williams, Dylan Evans and Nigel Cox launched a punishing assault on the Witney 22, paving the way for no 8 Dave Brind to crash under the posts for a try, which Stuart John also converted.

Buckingham Avertiser
16 April 2008 5:34 PM
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Goals galore

There were goals galore in SAVAGES TROPHIES DIVISION TWO, with the match between Greenfield United and Moira United ending in a 4-4 draw.

Luke Dickinson (3) and Lee Croxall scored for Greenfield, while Dave Banks, Mark Buckley, James Brind and Jacob Sturgess netted for Moira.

SOURCE Burton Mail
05/04/2008 08:35:52
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Last family member to see her uncle

JOAN Learmonth vividly remembers seeing her uncle Max Brind off at the train station as he went to join up with the HMAS Sydney before its fateful mission.

The 84-year-old Villawood resident was the last member of her family to see him alive.

"He was just like a big brother to me; he was only a couple of years older than me and lived with us for a while. He treated me like a sister," she said.

Max had been on leave in Sydney after returning from a mission in the Mediterranean where the Sydney had sunk two Italian destroyers.

Mrs Learmonth had been in the crowd during a parade for the sailors down George St in the city.

"He was just a terrific young man," she said.

"He was the youngest of 10 children, and when war was declared he said 'I'm joining the navy'. He was 20 when he joined up."

During a stop in India on the way back from the Mediterranean Max bought several elephant statues, which had their trunks downturned. Mr Learmonth's mother thought they were bad luck. "When we got the telegram to say they were all missing, my mother took the elephants down to the incinerator and burnt them," she said.

"I remember when it happened everyone said it must have a been a Japanese submarine that sunk them, because Pearl Harbour happened soon after.

"Now we know what happened."

Mrs Learmonth said she didn't think the ship would be found in her lifetime, and when it was, it was overwhelming.

"The Kormoran still had 300 mines onboard when they found it; no wonder it went up like a firecracker. But still about 320 sailors got off before it sunk, but not one got off the Sydney."

Mrs Learmonth will attend the national memorial service for those who died on the HMAS Sydney at St Andrew's Cathedral tomorrow.

SOURCE Fairfield Advance
Wednesday 23 April, 2008 12:01am
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'Amicable divorce' for bar operators

by Graeme King

BAR and club operators Utopian Leisure and Tokyo Group have gone their separate ways in a £7m deal agreed less than two years after they merged.

The two Newcastle businesses only came together in the summer of 2006 but already the partners have decided the arrangement will not work - and they will both grow better as separate businesses.

After nine months of negotiation, a 'divorce' deal has been finalised between Utopian boss Bob Senior and Tokyo boss Rob Cameron.

Utopian, formed by ex-Ultimate Leisure boss and Tyneside leisure scene stalwart Senior, has always been in the mainstream of the leisure industry with bars and restaurants such as Sam Jacks and Fat Buddha serving the mass market. Meanwhile, Tokyo Group has always been a niche operator with a reputation built on the stylish bars Tokyo and Stereo, and the dance music oriented Digital nightclub in Times Square, which has recently opened a second outlet in Brighton in Sussex.

As the leisure industry has moved away from the late night market following changes to licensing laws and the smoking ban, Utopian has adjusted its strategy to focus more on food.

That policy seems to have led to Tokyo Group - known as Utopian 3 before the deal to part company - to seek independence again and buy out Utopian's majority stake. Utopian Leisure boss Bob Senior

Both sides admitted the situation had caused some arguments before a deal was struck. Cameron said: "Such is the case when you have to strike a deal with someone. But it was amicable enough, and each side showed a willingness to get it done. We have parted as friends."

Senior said: "There was a bit of positioning, some flexing of muscles, but we got there eventually."

Cameron added: "It's been a bit arduous, but that's what happens. It's never easy. We wanted to trade our assets in the way we wanted to. The way things were moving, we were unable to move it forward in the way we had hoped.

"This is a good company, profitable, and we can improve it. We have recently added Digital in Brighton and have a few other units being developed. We will be expanding the Tokyo and Digital brands."

Cameron also confirmed that Tokyo Group is still in the market to establish a boutique hotel.

He said: "Since the merger we have sat back on that project, but it is something we are still keen to do. We are looking at a scheme not too far from Central Station. It would be a joint venture with a developer - just 15 to 20 rooms."

Senior added: "We decided we wanted to go in the direction of food, and the guys were quite happy to take their business back and roll out their expansion plans.

"Meanwhile, we will roll out the Fat Buddha concept and stay in the mainstream. We have opened up a 'Little Fat Buddha' takeaway in Belfast, and a new restaurant will open in Darlington on May 16. It is a brand which has the legs to go pretty much anywhere."

Tokyo Group was backed by David Brind and Nicola Boardman, of Barclays, and was advised by Mark Lazenby, of the Watson Burton law firm.

Utopian Leisure was advised by Mincoffs, while Barclays was advised by Eversheds, and KPMG completed due diligence work on the deal.

SOURCE The Journal
Apr 18 2008
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Moira lift cup at the Pirelli


TWO moments of class from player-manager Andy Sherwood were enough for Moira United to lift the Burton Sunday League's Freeman Estates Challenge Cup at the Pirelli Stadium.

A battling Dynamo side were always up against it after having captain Chris Stride sent off for deliberate handball on the goalline in the 11th minute.

The incident proved the pivotal moment of the game and came after James Brind had whipped in an inviting corner from the right.

James Fulton's bullet header was handled on the line by Stride who received a red card.

Karl Gardner's spot kick was brilliantly saved at full stretch by Adam Pantall - only for him to go from hero to zero two minutes later.

The keeper tried to kick it clear as the ball spun out of the area but was robbed by Sherwood, whose low cross was stabbed into the empty net by Brind.

Pantall redeemed himself on 19 minutes when he saved a fierce half-volley from Rob Henderson, before claiming a Brent Upton free-kick. But on 21 minutes United doubled their lead.

Sherwood picked the ball up in midfield, sliced through a static Dynamo defence and, unchallenged, planted his shot past Pantall.

O'Neill and Dyche went close as Dynamo fought back but at the other end United's Dan MacPherson hit the post as the half ended.

Dynamo flew out of the blocks on the restart and reduced the deficit immediately.

A perfectly flighted free-kick by Dave Underhill was met at the far post by Upton, who timed his run perfectly to power a header past Steven Samson.

In this, their best spell of the match, Hemmings headed straight at the keeper before rippling the side-netting with an angled drive.

United, too, had their moments, with Gardner putting Brind clear, but his weak finish was never going to trouble Pantall.

On 70 minutes, Dyche burst clear, only to fire inches wide of the far post as Dynamo pressed for the equaliser.

Two minutes later, United introduced Dave Banks and in the 74th minute the substitute chipped the ball forward to Sherwood on the left and the striker cut into the box before calmly sliding the ball past keeper Pantall.

To their credit, Dynamo, driven on by midfielder Upton, kept going to the end, with Henderson shooting just wide and Ross Gilmore heading straight at Samson.

GOALS: Upton 46 (Dynamo); Brind 13, Sherwood 21, 74, (United)

SHOBNALL DYNAMO: A Pantall, M Pantall, Kemp (Gooding 76), Carlile, Underhill, Upton, O'Neill, Hemmings (Gilmore 90), Stride, Dyche, Henderson (Owen 90); sub not used: Burton.

MOIRA UNITED: Samson, Sherratt, Ball, Iliffe, Fulton, MacPherson, (Clamp 89), Sherwood, Buckley, Gardner (Sturgess 87), Brind, Hale (Banks 72); subs not used: Meakin, Edwards.

STAR MAN: Andy Sherwood (United) - took both goals superbly.

REFEREE: W Stirk (Stapenhill).


SOURCE Burton Mail
April 26, 2008 07:41
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YP Football... Crows in dour win over Bulldogs

Report by: Kenn Rogers

Apart from 20 minutes of the second term, when the Crows were on fire with the wind, the game against the Bulldogs, at Curramulka, was a dour experience with Wallaroo gaining more than the Crows except the two premiership points.

Kicking with the breeze to the eastern end of the ground Wallaroo found the going tough as the Crows defence, led by Ryan Brundell, Nick Brind and Braden Calderwood was in fine form.

Shane Dunstan, a true leader, could not win on his own, as the other players had to stand up and assist him. Troy Clements was playing well for the Crows. Kit Williams goaled for Wallaroo; Clements kicked his first of four.

Quarter-time scores: Wallaroo 1-2, CMS Crows 1-1.
Second term blitz

The Crows played champagne football in the second term with goals to Clements (2), Michael Cook (2), Marcus Rogers, Troy Saville, Darren Marner and Jared Poulton; Daniel Penney was Wallaroo's only scorer.

The Crows were winning in all positions with Rhys and Ryan Brundell, Michael Cook, Brett Baillie and Dillon Digby playing outstandingly. Dylan Gillies was in everything, and Clements was in the right place at the right time.

Half-time scores: CMS Crows 9-8, Wallaroo 2-2.
Doggies bark in second half

The second half went to Wallaroo, which did not give up although not looking like winning despite kicking 6-6 to 4-6. If one was to remove the second term, Wallaroo would have won. This shows the Crows must play more than one term to win, and Wallaroo can match it with the best.

Wallaroo was unfit and looked it, with the number of interchanges. When it reaches full fitness, it will help to shape the final five without making it itself.

Shane Dunstan, a standout player, led by example and was ably supported by Shaun Miller on the half-back flank. Nathan Murphy played very well. Brenton Cuthill, at full-back, played a first-class game. Kit Williams was best up forward with limited opportunities to finish with three goals.

For the Crows, Troy Clements led the way. Michael Cook turned in a top display at centre-half-forward. Brayden Calderwood played very well on the half-back flank, and Rhys Brundell, Dillon Digby and Brett Baillie played extremely well. Others to do well were Ryan Brundell, Dylan Gillies and Marcus Rogers. Jared Poulton will be a big asset when he settles down.

Overall, it was an interesting game with three tight quarters and one brilliant term by the Crows.

Final scores: CMS Crows 13-14, Wallaroo 8-8.

SOURCE Yorke Peninsula Country Times,
Tuesday, 15 April 2008
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Winners drawn to the canal

THE winners of the Grand Western Canal art contest have been selected after beating off stiff competition.

Young people from across Devon submitted artwork inspired by any aspect of the Grand Western Canal in an effort to win a BMX bicycle.

The winner in the five to 10 category was Anya Phillips, aged seven; 11 to 16 winner was Thomas Martin, aged 11 - the winners will each receive new bikes or cycle equipment to the value of £130. 88.

Entries received will all be displayed during A Grand Western Weekend' festival on Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25, at the Mid Devon showground, near Halberton.

Councillor Des Hannon said: "The young people's artwork is fantastic - what a great way to start the countdown to the Grand Western Weekend.

"We were incredibly impressed with the standard and number of entries for this competition.

The runners-up are: five to 10 - Ellen Osbourne, 5; Ashton Fox, 7; Anne Hoolway, 8; Patrick Seward, 10; Nesta Wilson, 10. 11 to 16 - Ross Chatwood, 14.

Each runner-up will receive a family ticket to go on the Tiverton Canal Company's horse- drawn barge.

Councillor Hannon and the Tiverton Canal Company's owners, Phil and Jacquie Brind, donated the prizes.

For more information about A Grand Western Weekend call 01884-254072.

Daily Telegraph, Monday May 26, 1997.
See also Waterways World January 1999.
See also Times, August 11, 2001.
See Mid Devon Star March 13, 2007.
See September 9, 2009.

SOURCE Tiverton News
2:08pm Friday 16th May 2008
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Triple victory for E&H athletes

In the Young Athletes match, the EHAC team amassed top points in three of the age groups, with the men's U17 section taking 15 first places, while the girls' U15 section (with fewer events to contest) notched up 14 first places. The women's U17 team garnered ten first places.

Rhion Samuel (11.2/22.3) and Jordan Arthur (11.4/22.3) dominated the M17 sprints, with wins in both strings of the 100 and 200, and teamed up with Romain Walcott (1st in the long jump with 5.85m) and Reece Noonan to win the 4 x 100m.

Olu Oyewobi had an early win in the M17 400m hurdles, recording 57.0, with Tom Brind first in the B string, then was nearly four seconds ahead of the field in the flat 400 (50.4), while in the last race of the day, he anchored EHAC to a win with a 51.7 lap. Ryan Wenzel took the B 400m with 52.6.

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Wilson thunders to victory
By Steve Williams

There was plenty of action at Calcot Park on Sunday, despite an early break as the morning's thunderstorm passed overhead.

Past captain George Wilson showed a clean pair of heels to the rest of the field with an electric performance that saw him down to his lowest handicap ever.

His round of 69, nett 67, saw him finish four shots clear of the field and also take a cut in handicap to 1.2.

Matt Dykes, 85 gross, was second, one of three golfers to score a nett 69.

Geoff Dormer (84/69) was third, ahead of Richard Robinson (76/69).

The ladies enjoyed excellent conditions for their Ladies Spring Stableford.

Elspeth Cooper topped Division 1 with a round of 35 points off her five handicap.

She pipped Pauline Lambert, off eight, and third placed on countback Chris Green, off seven, by a point.

Recent newcomer Djura Stoelwinder (34hcp) was the surprise winner of Division 2 following her round of 43 points, which meant an immediate cut to 30.

She beat 26-handicapper Tracie Brind by three points, with ladies captain Chris Honey (36 off 23) third on countback from Sue Drewett (36 off 25).

This Saturday and Sunday it's the May monthly medals, while on Monday 46 teams of four compete on Gala Day with scores of two, three and four to count.

1/ 5/2008
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Stableford next Sunday

Saturday's four-ball aggregate stableford event was sponsored by Mark Sheperdson and Mike Treseder. Winners were Ray Brind and Jeff Cook with runner-up Tom McWhirter and Jim Neave.

Nearest the pin was Chris Harding on the ninth. Ball winners were Bryce Crawford and Geoff Swane.

The monthly medal will be played next Saturday, sponsored by Bryce Crawford and Len Wholohan.

Sunday saw a two-person Ambrose event sponsored by Mel and Matt Ward. Mixed winners were Steve and Jennie Ward and Emily and Matt Gainsford on 65 3/4.

Members winners were Jeremy Brown and Col Taylor 59 3/4, Tony and Duane Mann on 62, B Anderson and Dave Woods on 62 1/2 and Tony Harding and Matt Ward.

Kim Handsaker was nearest the pin on the ninth and Brad Anderson and Jennie Ward and E Hamilton on the 10th. Next Sunday April 6 will see a stableford event sponsored by Astill's Welding.

SOURCE Narromine News,
3/04/2008 9:37:29 AM
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Kadina midfielder, Josh Lawson, handpasses as team-mate Joel Phillips and CMS
Crows' Nick Brind look on.

Bloodhounds win after tardy start

Report by: Kadina scribe - The Crows won the toss and kicked with a two-goal breeze at Kadina Oval last Saturday.

The visitors soon went into attack, Farley goaling. They won the centre breaks and ran into their forward lines at will. Sampson kicked an easy one after a bad kick out, and Farley added another. Saville then popped up with two goals, and the visitors had piled on the first five.

The Bloodhounds finally went forward, Guerin kicking two goals. He took a great mark, but was unable to take his kick due to a shoulder injury. Abfalter kicked the major after a 50m penalty.

Quarter-time: CMS Crows 5-3, Kadina 3-2.

Kadina hits front

The second quarter started with tight play by both sides. Farley, a focal point up forward, kicked his third goal. Abfalter passed to Schmidt, and a goal to Kadina resulted.

The elusive Saville goaled after a good mark to give the Crows a handy lead. Lawson led the home side recovery, but Kadina could only manage points. Schmidt, who had replaced Guerin at the goal front, marked strongly for a major. Lawson quickly followed and when Schmidt goaled again on the siren, Kadina had hit the front in a good comeback.

Half-time: Kadina 7-8, CMS Crows 7-5.

Lead extended

The second half started with both defences on top. Reed roved well for a goal on the run. Guerin, who had made a miraculous recovery, goaled to give Kadina a handy lead.

Skipper Clements replied for his side. Young Burnell was finding plenty of the ball for Kadina. Guerin goaled again, but this was wiped out by Sampson. Zilm (Kadina) showed some inspirational play for a major to extend the home side's lead.

Three-quarter-time: Kadina 11-12, CMS Crows 9-8.

Final quarter

Kadina was first out of the blocks in the last quarter, Guerin snapping his fifth goal as his houlder went again (a gutsy effort). Farley kicked truly for his fourth to give the Crows some hope. The Crows mucked about with the ball in their defensive half, and Clements turned the ball over to Burnell for an easy goal.

Best on ground, Lawson, kicked truly after another turnover and Kadina looked home. Sampson bobbed up for a much-needed goal for the Crows, but this was soon wiped out by a great roving goal by Abfalter.

The Crows had the better of the last five minutes, goals to Brundell and Poulton reducing the margin. Kadina had the better of the day, after a tardy start. The Crows only played well in patches and need to put four quarters together to be a finals' threat.

Final scores: Kadina 15-15, CMS Crows 13-10.

SOURCE Yorke Peninsula Country Times
Tuesday, 27 May 2008
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Emmy Rossum Takes Dare

Variety says that Emmy Rossum (upcoming Dragonball) is toplining Dare, an indie film shooting in Philadelphia.

Directed by Adam Salky and written by David Brind, the film is about three privileged high school seniors who decide they can no longer ignore their deepest needs and take the biggest risk of their lives.

Ashley Springer, Ana Gasteyer, Alan Cumming, Sandra Bernhardt, Tricia Mara and Cady Huffman co-star.

SOURCE Variety
June 4, 2008
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Stars here on a 'dare'

Society Hill native David Brind amassed a clutch of hot young stars (Emmy Rossum, Zach Gilford, Ashley Springer) and critical favorites (Sandra Bernhard, Ana Gasteyer, Alan Cumming) to work for a pittance here on dare, a feature-length version of the award-winning short he wrote while in the MFA program at Columbia University. It wrapped Wednesday.

Brind, a fan of the high-school-movie genre, says dare drew inspiration from smart examples such as Rebel Without a Cause, Heathers, Election and The Breakfast Club. Though dare is about three types - the good girl, the bad boy and the outsider - "we take these types and really unwrap them, to unveil them as something more than the sum of their parts," Brind says. Bernhard plays a psychiatrist, Gasteyer a mother, and Cumming a semi-famous actor.

Director Adam Salky, a Columbia classmate, shot it at Brind's alma mater, Friends' Central in Wynnewood, as well as at Milkboy Coffee in Ardmore, Bryn Mawr College, the Prince Music Theater, Plays and Players Theatre, the Art Alliance, and assorted homes.

It came together for less than $1 million because it was a passion project, drawing such behind-the-scenes heavies as Mary Jane Skalski, a producer; Kerry Barden, a casting agent; and Charles Mastropietro, whose talent agency represents Rossum, Gilford and Gasteyer.

The film will be shopped for festivals next year, and Brind says he's working on a screenplay that is a ghost story/psychological thriller set in Society Hill.

Gilford and Rossum report getting lots of local love, and both tell cheesesteak stories. Rossum: "I quickly learned of the huge debate - Geno's, Pat's, Jim's or Tony Luke's - and I'm not sure I can decide." Gilford relates: "You better know how to order your cheesesteak, or you'll either get yelled at or get no food."

Sun, Jun. 8, 2008

NOTE: The above got a lot of publicity.

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Keith turns judge for Fringe musical

By Linda Summerhayes

IT is a hazard suffered by the rich and famous - to be followed by adoring fans clamouring for an autograph and a photographic memento of their brush with the venerable. But while many celebs shun the attention, crying our for their privacy and their right to walk the streets in peace, it's a phenomenon that musical star Keith Jack can't get enough of.

"It's nice to be on your own sometimes, but well . . . I have to say, I don't really mind," he laughs. "I'll sign anything because you never know when it will stop, and if it does then I can always look back and remember the days when I used to get stopped in town."

It's now a year since the Dalkeith boy wowed judges in the BBC show Any Dream Will Do, which attracted an enthusiastic audience of ten million viewers.

And ultimately, while Keith didn't win the lead role in the London West End production of Joseph, it was a close-run thing.

Indeed, he impressed judges so much the then-teenager landed the role of the narrator in the touring production of the hit musical, performing sell-out shows across the country.

Today, however, the boot will be very much on the other foot as the 20-year-old takes his seat among a judging panel searching for 12 talented performers to make up the ensemble in a new musical to be staged during the Fringe festival.

The musical, called Only The Brave, was inspired when composer Matthew Brind joined his grandfather, a Second World War veteran, on an emotional journey to the cemeteries of northern France.

Matthew was an assistant musical director on Any Dream Will Do, so when it came to casting Only The Brave, fresh-faced Keith was the obvious choice for the role of 16-year-old Charlie.

Keith describes his character as "young and innocent and fragile". He needs the help of an older friend Wally to stand up for him in life.

Only The Brave will see Keith come face to face with Niamh Perry, a finalist in I'd Do Anything, the television talent contest to find a performer to play Nancy in the West End revival of Oliver.

"It is epic romance," explains Keith, who hopes audiences will be moved by their performance. "There are a few tear-jerkers in there too, so I think the audience could well find themselves in tears."

Keen to make the most of every moment of his success, Keith is also putting the finishing touches to his debut album, which he recorded with Scottish songwriter and producer John McLaughlin.

It's all certainly a long way from the days when Keith was paying his way through an HNC course in musical theatre at Telford College with a part-time job at Tesco in Dalkeith.

However, he still maintains close ties with his friends and family, and is even looking forward to seeing some of his former colleagues on the Telford performing arts course impressing the judges at today's auditions.

"It's going to be quite weird for me to be on the judging panel and see how it looks from the other side," he admits. "Edinburgh's got great talent and I would just advise people to come and be confident about what they are doing."

After beating thousands of hopefuls in the Any Dream Will Do competition, Keith can count himself as an authority on how to stand out from the crowd.

"The judges are not just looking for a finished performer straight away. They are looking for someone they can teach the music to," he says. "They also need someone who can take direction, so listen to what people are saying to you - that's the best advice I can give."

The open auditions for Only the Brave take place today at the George Square Theatre in Edinburgh at 2pm. Candidates must be aged between 16 and 30 and be available for rehearsals, which begin on July 17.

21 June 2008
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Dairy farmer sweeps the board

Pedigree dairy farmer Ken Proctor swept the board in every dairy class in the sunshine today as the Airfield herd won trophy after trophy.

After dominating the Holstein breed classes, Mr Proctor, who runs the 280-cow pedigree herd at Grange Farm, Shipdham, then clinched a string of further inter-breed titles.

And then Mr Proctor's oldest son, Robert, paraded another home-bred cow from the Airfield herd for the crème de la crème of the dairy cattle classes, the Queen's Prize.

The four inter-breed judges inspected the eligible champions, which were all bred, shown and owned by a Norfolk exhibitor, and then were asked to vote by holding up numbers.

The finalists were an eight-month-old Dexter heifer from Peter Brind, of Belton, near Yarmouth, and an outstanding British Friesian from David Burroughs, of Aldeby, near Beccles. The Channel Island breeds were represented by a Jersey shown by a five-year cow from Ben Etteridge small herd from Weybread, near Harleston.

This trophy, which is awarded in turn for all the livestock sections at the show, is one of the most sought after on the showground. As the first contender was paraded, the judges held up three cards with a perfect and unbeatable and perfect "10, so Mr Proctor had won every single dairy title.

It was no mean feat because there was a strong entry of about 60 Holsteins - one of the largest number to be paraded at a regional show anywhere in the country. And for Mr Proctor and his wife, Rebecca, it was a fantastic end to their showing season.

He has no plans to send cattle to next week's Royal Show, which has only attracted a total of 24 Holstein entries, and in any case, the blue tongue restrictions would cause severe problems for cattle movement to the National Agricultural Centre.

"This has been our best show ever. We took the supreme champion and reserve and also the supreme and reserve heifer title - all four awards," said Mr Proctor.

"We've never done that. We did take the champion and reserve but never the big four," said Mr Proctor, who becomes only the third president of breed society, Holstein UK, from Norfolk in October.

His father, Ralph, who used to show Charolais cattle in the beef section, was at ringside with Ken's mother-in-law, Eileen Paterson. "I'm really pleased by his success and especially by the efforts of my two grandsons, Robert and Ralph," she added.

Mrs Paterson, who ran the pedigree herd for many years, almost missed getting to the ringside when her daughter, Rebecca, stayed to help one of the top cows finish calving. "We just got here in time," she added.

And Mr Proctor revealed that he had bought the grandmother of his Queen's Prize winner unseen and over the telephone from a Yorkshire farmer. She produced two excellent daughters and a champion granddaughter, he added.

The decision to trial judging of the inter-breed by a panel of judges was voted a success and it celebrated led to considerable ringside tension as the judges revealed their decisions.

First to parade in the supreme inter-breed was the Guernsey from Jason Salisbury, of Creeting St Mary, near Ipswich, scored 35. Then it was the turn of Robert Ives, to parade the British Friesian, Oakalby Breadwinner Ruth. He scored 34 and then Ben Etteridge's Jersey got 35. After the Dexter, it was the turn of Robert Proctor, chairman of Norfolk Young Farmers' Clubs, to face the judges, who awarded two "10" and two "9"s to clinch victory.
June 25, 2008
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Kelly A. Gwinn Funeral

Date of Birth: April 12, 1969
Date of Death: April 03, 2008


Cedaredge resident, Kelly A. Gwinn passed away at Delta County Memorial Hospital on Thursday, July 3, 2008. She was 39 years of age.

Kelly was born at Denver, Colorado on April 12, 1969 to Louis and Sharon (Summers) Brind. She spent her childhood in Salida, Colorado. She attended schools in Salida and Denver.

On March 28, 1998 Kelly married the love of her life, David Gwinn at Englewood, CO. They moved from Aurora, CO to Cedaredge in 2005.

Kelly was a hockey fan and her favorite teams were the Avalanche and the C.U. Pioneers.

Family: Those grateful to have shared in Kelly's life, her husband; David, one son; Christopher Bennett of Medford, OR, two step-sons; Ryan and Bryce Gwinn both of Cedaredge, CO. One daughter; Ashley Hallett of Cedaredge and one step-daughter; Stephanie & Richard Johnson also of Cedaredge, CO. Step-father; Ron Horton of Cedaredge, one brother, J.R. & Tanya Kingsoliver of Shelby, MT. One sister; Shelly & Kirk Lenz of Thornton, CO and Best Friend & Cousin; Titana Gerlach Avery (Robert) of Denver, CO.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Service Information: Funeral Services will be held at 3: oo p.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at Cedaredge Taylor Funeral Service Chapel. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time at the Chapel.

Taylor Funeral Service & Crematory

Tuesday, July 8, 2008
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Champions in the Community

by Pauline Holt, Sunday Sun

THERE were whoops of delight as young people from Teesside's Just 4 Youth project were announced as Champions in the Community.

The Middlesbrough-based group were the first winners of the night to take a prize. Chief executive of the organisation, Jan Sinclair, said she was, "tremendously proud of them".

She said: "I've watched some of these young adults grow up and they come from an area that has its fair share of social problems. These kids have developed and are proving an example to lots of other young people."

Just 4 Youth grew out of the national Young Advisers Programme, awarded to West Middlesbrough Neighbourhood Trust — WMNT — in 2005.

WMNT was one of only four organisations selected to take part in a national pilot. Through the project, young people aged between 15 and 21 get involved with the decision-making processes of organisations like the police, local council and other statutory bodies, helping them to "youth proof" their policies and make any written materials more accessible.

The project also aims to develop skills and opportunities for young people and to raise their aspirations. For example, they have produced a DVD for young people about mental health issues and also helped other young people get into the jobs market.

Presenting the award, David Brind from sponsors Barclays paid tribute to the group saying they had done something unusual and were taking the community by the hand.

Laura Wright, 23, Sam Davy, 19, Lisa Harvey 20, Nicole High, 22, Stephanie Pederson, 19, and Michael Robson, 18, were all thrilled to get the award. Sam said: "We're just over the moon. It's really nice and we're all really proud. We'll probably celebrate with a meal out for the team using our prize money."

Just 4 Youth co-ordinators Abigail Fields and Kevin France were also present to enjoy the evening.

Kevin said: "It's a great reward for the hard work they have put in. It shows the positive work young people can do and the lengths they can go if they are given the opportunity to do things for themselves."

Runners-up in the Champion in the Community section were Dorothy Bowman from Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, who in the past she has transformed both a derelict pub and a London bus into youth centres and runs an outreach centre from a single deckers and Olwyn Peters from Eston, Teesside, who has chaired activities at Whale Hill Community Centre for six years.

SOURCE Sunday Sun - Newcastle upon Tyne,England,UK
Jul 13 2008
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What a week of netball!

The lead in our A grade competition has again moved on and back into the hands of the Green Devils.

Green Devils have started to find some form in recent weeks, but the lead in the competition factored on the game between Miners 1 and Hornridge 1.

Hornridge was perhaps reeling after its loss to the Green Devils last week, and came out firing at Miners on Friday night.

Hornridge outscored Miners in every quarter, pushing out to an eight-point half-time margin.

During the third quarter Miners were more aggressive at the ball and were gaining ground with turnovers but were unable to capitalise at the goal end.

Defenders Louise Moll and Julie Tovo for Hornridge did not give away any ground and rebounded fiercely.

Hornridge finishing off with a very comfortable 15-point margin.

Kerry Wild notably Miners best on court was consistent throughout the game.

Final score Hornridge 44 to Miners 29.

Green Devils had a smashing win over club counterparts Yellow Devils winning by a margin of 68 goals, scoring the highest game score this season with a magnificent 94 goals.

Green Devils looked like the team of old utilising the opportunity to try out some different mid court combinations.

The combined shooting duo of Grace Hollit and Belinda Ramsey were excellent again in the goal circle, shooting accurately throughout the entire match.

Defender Elke Parks played a dominant role in the defensive circle, supported by a hard running Hayley Summerton down court.

Yellow Devils were slow to get going, but picked up in the final three terms.

Anna Richter played a solid game for her team, moving around the court, settling into the goal shooting position.

Teamed with Sam Luckett, the pair started to make a difference.

Green Devils with the easy win finished with a score of 94 over Yellow Devils 26.

Hornridge 2 doubled Miners 2 score in the final A grade match of the evening.

Miners maintained some consistency this week striving for that illustrious victory, making only minor changes throughout the game were unable to match the experience in the Hornridge team.

Hornridge has significant depth within its three teams this season and has improved in all grades since the commencement of the season.

Hornridge defence duo Sophie Wissell and Naomi Bowley was again significant contributors in the match.

Combined, the pair provided tough opposition for the attacking teams efforts in feeding the goal circle, both players boasting height and long arms.

They managed to close down the Miners' goal circle keeping Miners to an 18-goal score.

Hornridge sealed the win with consistent scores each quarter, finishing off with a score of 39.

The B grade competition is starting to even out as the season speeds to the end.

All four teams are providing good opposition and each week it is proving more difficult to choose a sure winner.

While Andamooka is sharing top spot with OD Devils on 12 points, Hornridge is creeping up on eight and Miners on six.

With five games to go, there is still time to fight it out for the top two positions on the table.

B grade this week saw the leaders of the competition OD Devils and Andamooka both losing against strong opposition.

OD Devils played with only five of its regular team was obviously unsettled in the game against Miners 3.

Devils were holding onto a six-goal lead at the first break before Miners kicked off the third term having made ground in the second quarter by three goals.

Miners continued their dominance in the game, storming home with a good final term, doubling the Devils' final quarter score.

Louise Reid was outstanding for Devils in defence, while Maddy King was excellent also in defence for the young Miners at the opposite end of the court.

Miners successful yet again over the Devils, Miners 29 to Devils 27.

Andamooka was up against stiff competition against Hornridge 3 on Friday night.

Hornridge is the team to watch in the coming weeks.

It is significantly stronger and well equipt with a long player list.

Hornridge was dominant in three out of four quarters only getting up in each term by small margins.

Andamooka was down by two goals going into the final quarter and was defeated by five in the final term.

Jodie Brind shot well for Hornridge and capitalised on the turnovers created by Chloe Barrand in defence.

Best for Andamooka was Brooke Smith who had a very good attacking game in the wing position.

The final score Hornridge 3, 47 to Andamooka 40.

SOURCE Roxby Downs Sun
4/07/2008 1:38:00 PM
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Edinburgh With Love: Barrymore, Berkoff & Brave???

[whatsonstage Gossip] It's still two weeks before the Edinburgh Fringe officially begins, but the game of speculating which shows will transfer to London after their three weeks north of the border has already begun in earnest. Some - such as the self-penned play by inimitable American comedian and this year's Awards host Joan Rivers - have already scheduled their runs down south. Others will be hoping that the Edinburgh buzz will help propel them onwards.

At a glance there are three in particular - all with big names and West End producers already attached - that have automatically high transfer potential. Michael Barrymore reprises his performance as Spike Milligan, with Jill Halfpenny as his agent, in Richard Harris' Surviving Spike at the Assembly @ George Street. The new play, produced by Bill Kenwright, had a tryout at Windsor this past February (See News, 17 Jan 2008).

Steven Berkoff's adaptation of the Oscar-winning 1954 movie classic On the Waterfront has also already been seen regionally - at Nottingham Playhouse in April (See News, 9 Jan 2008) - but producers have now opted for another out-of-town stint in Edinburgh prior to the anticipated West End transfer. In fact, that decision was taken too late to make the official festival programme but, trust us, the play is running at the Pleasance Courtyard from 31 July to 25 August 2008.

And at the Fringe's new musical venue, the George Square Theatre, the partnering of not one but two reality TV favourites - I'd Do Anything's Niamh Perry and Any Dream Will Do's Keith Jack - is attracting a lot of attention for Matthew Brind's new Second World War-set musical Only the Brave (See News, 19 Jun 2008).


21 July 2008
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Reality TV's Keith & Niamh Head Brave New Musical

- by Terri Paddock

BBC reality TV fans should book their tickets to Edinburgh now. Niamh Perry (pictured), one of the finalists from this year's I'd Do Anything to cast Oliver!, and Keith Jack, runner-up on last year's Any Dream Will Do to cast Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, are teaming up to star in a new musical, entitled Only the Brave, which receives its world premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe, running at the George Square Theatre, the festival's new musical theatre venue, from 31 July to 25 August 2008.

Set during the Second World War, Only the Brave is inspired by real-life stories of men and women who "lived, loved, and fought for freedom". In it, Jack plays Charlie, a wounded British soldier, and Perry is Belle, the French nurse who takes care of and falls in love with him.

Edinburgh native Keith Jack eventually lost out to Lee Mead on Any Dream Will Do to play the title role in the West End production of Joseph, but he went on to star as the Narrator, alongside fellow Dream contestant Craig Chalmers, in producer Bill Kenwright's tour of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Jack's debut album is released this summer.

At 17, Belfast-born Niamh Perry was one of the youngest contestants on I'd Do Anything, competing to win the role of Nancy - which eventually went to Jodie Prenger (See News, 2 Jun 2008) in Cameron Mackintosh's upcoming revival of Lionel Bart's Oliver! at the West End's Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Perry was the eighth of the final dozen voted off by the public. Only the Brave will mark her professional stage debut.

Only the Brave has music by Matthew Brind, lyrics by Brind and Stephen Coleman and book by Coleman and Rachel Wagstaff. Ten years in development, the musical came about after Matthew Brind joined his grandfather, a World War Two veteran, on an emotional return to the cemeteries of northern France.

The world premiere is presented by Daniel Sparrow (who was also behind the Award-winning adaptation of Pedro Almodovar's All About My Mother), Patrick Gracey and Old Vic Productions.

19 June 2008
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Keith Jack: dream is to find new talent for musical

SINGER Keith Jack, runner up of TV's Any Dream Will Do, is to audition local performers for a role in his new Fringe show. The Dalkeith-based singer will be in Edinburgh this weekend to cast the musical Only the Brave.

He will be joined in the hunt by co-star Niamh Perry, who appeared in the BBC's I'd Do Anything, and the show's director, producers and composer.

They are looking for six men and six women, aged between 16 and 30, to act in August's show.

Set during the Second World War, it has been inspired by the true stories of young soldiers and nurses caught up in the turmoil.

Composer Matthew Brind wrote it after joining his grandfather, a veteran of the war, on an emotional return to the cemeteries of Northern France.

Aspiring performers aged between 16 and 30 can come to open auditions at the George Square Theatres on Saturday at 2pm. Keith Jack will be on the interview panel, and he will then return for recalls with Niamh on Sunday.

The show will debut at the New Musicals venue in George Square, with a 30-strong company and orchestra. Rehearsals are set to begin on Thursday 17 July. Since finishing second in the popular BBC reality TV show, Keith has been touring the country with his production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. He has also recorded a debut album, which is due to be released this summer. For tickets for the Fringe show, contact the box office on 0131 662 8740.

SOURCE Edinburgh Evening News
June 18, 2008
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Soccer: Melford's stunning victory

Diss Town 1 Long Melford 4

Long Melford player-manager Chris Tracey celebrated the 1,000th first team league game of his career with a shock victory over promotion-chasing Diss at Brewers Green Lane.

This was no fluke result for the Villagers, although it looked as though the pre-match predictions would be right when Diss went ahead after seven minutes.

A free kick from Ryland was swung to the far post, keeper Croll failed to control the ball and it came loose to Deacon, who forced it home.

With the wind at their backs Diss attacked in numbers, but Melford defended well and an effort from Deacon was cleared off the line.

A rasping drive from Skeggs brought out a diving save from Hilton before Croll excelled to keep out shots from Fulcher and Lawrence. Although under pressure Melford were defending well, with Tracey dominant.

Their battling approach brought an equaliser after 35 minutes when Brind's free kick was flicked on by Grindrod and Tracey's header found Chisholm, who fired home at the far post.

Skeggs saw an effort cleared off the line before the interval, and early in the second half Tracey's powerful header rocked the bar. Diss hit back, Ryland' s free kick going inches wide and Croll producing another good save from Cussons.

Melford went ahead after 59 minutes when a long throw from Manser was headed to the far post by Tracey, and Grindrod headed in. Diss tried to hit back, Croll saving well from Norman and Lawrence.

But after 63 minutes Melford struck again, Tracey heading on Manser's long throw and Chisholm netting from close range. Diss were deflated and Melford now in complete control.

They saved the best goal until last, after 87 minutes. Bull, on the halfway line, played a perfect pass into Daw's path, and the 17-year-old outstripped the home defence and fired home on the run.

Jubilation was quickly halted, Daw getting a second yellow for taking off his shirt to celebrate.

Long Melford: Croll; Durell, Grimster, Statham, Crissell, Tracey, Chisholm, Brind, Manser (Bull 81), Skeggs, Grindrod (Daw 61).

SOURCE Suffolk Free Press
17 April 2008 9:49 AM
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Goths Convene In Tampa
To 'Jump The Shark

Simon Brind of London, left, ian Nothing of Chicago and Cliff Vititoe of Buffalo, N.Y., attend a pre-convention Goth party Thursday at Wet Willie's bar in Tampa.
Tribune photo by KELVIN MA


TAMPA - For Goths in the Tampa Bay area, this is the time to pull on the lacy gloves and smear on the black lipstick.

Convergence 14, an annual convention for those interested in Gothic culture, will start today and last through the weekend in Tampa.

The conference is really just a way for a network of friends with a similar interest in all things Goth to meet and catch up with each other every year, said Rafe Brox, co-host of Convergence 14.

"It's sort of like a family reunion but with better clothing," Brox said.

The first conference in 1994 took place in Chicago after a group of friends from online Gothic message boards and chat rooms decided to meet. The conference has been held every year since and is typically in a new city each time.

Every year, the conference boasts local activities and Gothic musicians and vendors at venues in Ybor City, downtown and few other area spots. This year's event includes musical acts such as Voltaire and vendors such as Kambriel of There's even an "unsanctioned'' event called Goths on Ice, a skating gathering Saturday at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon.

Although there is usually a high turnout at the annual gathering, Brox said he is only expecting about 200 at this conference because of the economic downturn.

John "Spud" Colbert, the volunteer coordinator, is visiting from Boston to attend the convention. Although he misses his hometown of St. Petersburg, Colbert said the main reason he's attending the event is to finally put faces to names of friends he knows only from the Internet.

Colbert used to work and travel with a Renaissance festival and said he met hundreds of people in the Gothic community. Many of those people will be attending the event this weekend, so he's looking forward to seeing them again.

Most will be at the main event, "Convergence Jumps the Shark," named for this year's theme, Colbert said.

The event will feature a bicyclist attempting to ride his bicycle off a ramp and over a kiddie pool featuring a two-foot-long, remote-control shark. Colbert said the event is designed to be silly and bring everyone together.

"Even perfect strangers come together really quick in a really strong community," Colbert said.

Brox agreed, saying newcomers always feel welcome.

"You might not get all the inside jokes, but then again, they go 15 years back," he said.

It's an accepting atmosphere, despite the stigma most Goths face. Some people feel uncomfortable because of how Goths dress or color their hair, but Brox said no one really thinks about their meaning or motivation.

There are Goths who play up certain aspects for shock value, but Brox said he dyed his hair blue almost 20 years ago to get conversation started.

"I was painfully shy," he said. "We're regular folks who look a little different. We might laugh a little louder and not at the most appropriate things, but we're not that different."

For information, including a printable schedule and tickets, go to

Reporter Jessica DaSilva can be reached at (813) 259-7851 or

SOURCE The Tampa Tribune
Published: August 8, 2008
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Soccer: Melford stumble again

Long Melford 0 Diss Town 3

Melford competed well during the first period, but the second half proved a disaster. With the Melford defence under constant pressure it was no surprise Diss ran out comfortable winners.

Melford who attacked first with Brind forcing a corner just wide. A golden period for Diss saw them fail on three good chances, keeper Croll twice foiling Deacon and Foley putting his header wide.

Gradually Melford clawed back into the game with Chisholm forging openings down the right flank. But Potter, despite his hard work, found little help up front from his team-mates.

It was not a good day for Deacon when again he found himself in front of the Melford goal but screwed his shot wide.

Straight from the restart Melford could have gone behind when Durell lost the ball. Melford conceded a free kick to retrieve the situation, but Cusson's effort was saved by Croll at the foot of the post.

Soon after a free kick from Partridge was well saved by Croll. But on 63 minutes a goal came from nothing with Catchpole whipping in a shot from 20 yards through a ruck of players, the ball ending up in the corner of the net.

This was the signal for the visitors to step up a gear, and Melford defence was under immense pressure. With the introduction of Perry, Melford sparked for a time, forcing a couple of corners, but ball retention was a problem and the home defence was at full stretch for the remainder of the game.

On 80 minutes Diss went further ahead when a harmless low cross from Gomes was not collected cleanly by Croll, and the ball crossed the line for an own goal. It was all downhill for Melford from that point.

In the last minute Arron put in a clumsy challenge to concede a penalty and Partridge netted from the spot. Melford then had Brind sent off by the referee for a second yellow card.

Some big problems for Melford then who in the last three league games have scored one goal and conceded ten. Long Melford: Croll; Chisholm, Raby, Durell, Crissell, French (Fernandez 82), Delves, Brind, Potter, Bull (Perry 72), B Simpson (Aaron 66). Sub (not used): L Cutts.

SOURCE Suffolk Free Press
01 October 2008 4:12 PM
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Concert cash

A CHARITY music concert has raised £1,400 for the victims of the freak flash flooding last month. And the amount, collected at the Morpeth Flood Benefit Concert last Friday, is set to double after Morpeth-based St James's Place Wealth Management offered to match the funds raised by the showcase.

Co-organiser Sue Brind said: "We want to say thanks to the generosity of everyone who has supported the concert. The offer to double all monies raised is absolutely fantastic."

The sell-out event, organised by Lush Acoustic and Friday Night Live, was headlined by Lindisfarne legend, singer-songwriter Rod Clements and was supported by an acoustic bill featuring singer-songwriters Peter Donegan, Tom Mitchell, Steve Daggett, Carl Cape Stiansen, Alnwick fiddler Jamie Robb and saxophonist Andy Taylor.

But the flood fund-raising does not stop there.

A special item of Lindisfarne musical memorabilia - rare 'demo' tapes of two Lindisfarne tracks discovered at the Impulse Music Studios in Wallsend - is being put under the hammer. Bidding closes tomorrow at 6pm and bids can be made by emailing Sue Brind at

Progress of the bids can be followed on the Lindisfarne message board at

SOURCE Northumberland Gazette
06 October 2008
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Baseball: Llanrumney looking for silverware

Baseball: Llanrumney looking for silverware

ISTL Llanrumney head into the final match of the baseball season as clear favourites to lift the Ted Petersen Cup.

St Albans provide the opposition at Sevenoaks Park on Sunday (2pm) with a third different winner of the season's major silverware guaranteed.

Llanrumney - who head into the game with five of this year's Wales team in their starting line-up - will be desperate not to end the season empty-handed.

Bowler Russell Martin will again be a key figure, backed up by change bowler Anthony Cacchia, who was named man of the match in Wales B's victory over England.

And with Paul Jones - widely regarded as the best back stop in the game - supporting the batting strength of Gary Fish, Mark Johnson and Leighton Martin, they form a formidable line-up.

The Buns head into the match shorn of the experience of captain Brian Curtis, Michael Brind taking the armband.

Brind tends to bowl at a slower pace than either Llanrumney bowler and will rely far more on his fielders expertise to prize his opponents out.

Nathan Trevett has had a good season with the gloves and can add useful runs, as can Luke Gibson and Andrew Brandt.

Anthony Johnson will provide a bowling alternative and will be looking to get one over brother Mark, who makes a start for Llanrumney.

The Black and Ambers will need to bat well from one to 11 and field well if they are to cause an upset.

SOURCE South Wales Echo
Aug 15 2008
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Greece firm tracks data for diabetics

Close to 24 million Americans have diabetes, often monitoring their blood glucose several times a day with a small finger prick.

The problem is that information from the blood glucose meters often ends up in limbo.

"Some people write it down, some don't," said Ed Schlueter, president of Medgraph Inc.

The Greece biotechnology company is hoping to tap into that medical market with a system of storing and transmitting data. Its glucose monitoring system has a cradle into which diabetics would plug their glucose meters, with the data then being downloaded and sent across phone lines to a secure central server.

From there, doctors and hospitals would be able to access the data remotely.

The sales pitch is that having the data easily accessible frees up a doctor's time to spend with patients, said Chief Marketing Officer Alan Brind.

Medgraph software also presents the data in readable charts or graphs, making a quick diagnosis easier, Schlueter said. And if there are any particularly high or low readings, the system automatically notifies a medical professional.

The system was especially tailored for the visually impaired and deaf, with the company having received U.S. Department of Education funding through its National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

The company already has done clinical trials at the State University of New York at Buffalo and is in the midst of trying to raise the $2 million needed for Federal Communications Commission approval and product commercialization, Schlueter said. To that end, the company has been talking with venture funding sources and potential partner companies, he said.

Medgraph started in 2000, after Schlueter spent 33 years at Xerox Corp. Today, the small company operates out of High Tech Rochester's Lennox Tech Enterprise Center in Henrietta and out of the principals' homes. Medgraph did not disclose revenues.

While its focus is on telemedicine, the company also has marketed a foot-care kit for pregnant women.

Charting the size of the potential glucose monitoring market is difficult. American Diabetes Association spokeswoman Colleen Fogarty said the organization keeps no statistics on the prevalence of monitoring.

The company's business plan is to offer the technology as a service, with monthly fees for access to the system and support.

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SOURCE Democrat and Chronicle
August 7, 2008
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Mark Harris takes control of New Star Investment trust

By David Campbell

Citywire A-rated Mark Harris has assumed control of the New Star Investment trust following a difficult period for the fund, which is down 22.1% over the last year.

Harris, head of fund of funds at New Star, takes the reins of the £96.4 million trust from Nick Brind, who remains manager of the New Star Financial Opportunities trust.

The investment trust is primarily an investment vehicle for New Star founder John Duffield, who holds 60% of shares, and is invested largely in company funds.

The personal connection to management meant that poor performance was unlikely to be tolerated for long said sector analysts. It was originally created as a roll-over vehicle for ex-Jupiter employees.

It was first managed by Alan Miller, who was one of Duffield's star signings at the launch of New Star. He failed to shine in the role however, and departed several years ago to be replaced by Brind.

Alongside the results, the company said that it would seek shareholder approval to allow a more active management policy to seek out performance internationally.

A New Star spokesman said: 'Mark takes much more aggressive asset allocation decisions on his Tactical Portfolio, which is very much the way we want to develop the trust toward a much wider investment universe.

'It will be very similar to the way the Tactical Portfolio is managed except that being a closed-ended vehicle it will be able to it will be able to take advantage of some unlisted vehicles and some gearing.'

SOURCE Citywire
10:17:15 09 September 2008
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Comment: Remember SA have this series in the bag

By Dai Llewellyn

It would be tempting to hand all the credit for a remarkable afternoon session to the England bowling attack, until it is remembered that South Africa already have this series in the bag, 2-0.

And there was most definitely an impression of a casual, lackadaisical approach by the usually steely-disciplined South African batsmen. If they were not exactly de-mob happy, there was certainly an air of complacency to some of the shot selection.

The result was extremely entertaining and, for England fans among the sell-out Oval crowd, gratifying as their heroes, under new leadership, got in among the Proteas in ways that they had tried, but failed to do in the previous three Tests. It was also pretty good news for Kevin Pietersen, England's new captain, just the sort of start to his reign the new leader would have wanted.

The action, especially after lunch, was fast and furious on this opening day of the fourth and final test between England and South Africa, and fortunes were as changeable as the weather has been over South London.

The proximity of the ground to the River Thames is a factor which appears to affect the weather, that was certainly the opinion of Paul Brind, the former head groundsman here.

In some curious way and for no logical reason Brind reckoned that a weather front would 'track' the river, sliding either side of the ground. It has certainly been the case that when Middlesex have been rained off at Lord's play has carried on uninterrupted all day at The Oval.

That was no more evident than this morning, when menacing black clouds had rolled ominously and continuously, around the Kennington Oval, without a drop of rain falling until 15 minutes before lunch, but in the stygian gloom England saw two chances spilled - one off the first ball of the match.

The threatened rain eventually arrived a quarter of an hour before lunch and the two sides left the field with honours just about even.

But what a difference an interval makes. Play resumed, after an early lunch, in bright sunshine and although the luckless Alastair Cook, who had put down a simple chance off that first ball when fielding in the gully, almost got a hand to another one later on, completed an unenviable hat-trick shortly after lunch when he let Hashim Amla off the hook, the sun still shone on England.

But Stephen Harmison blew the clouds of misery away with two wickets in two balls, accounting for South Africa captain Graeme Smith and the aforementioned Amla.

When Jimmy Anderson then had the out-of-form Jacques Kallis lbw three wickets had fallen in the space of eight balls. The skies darkened over South Africa still further when Ashwell Prince drove at an Anderson half volley to be snapped up at cover, Mark Boucher followed, caught behind off the same bowler not long afterwards. When Monty Panesar claimed the wicket of AB de Villiers, South Africa's first innings was suddenly under a cloud. England's cricketing sons beamed.

SOURCE Independent
Thursday, 7 August 2008
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Maitland AS shows goats and steers

Another Royal Adelaide Show has come and gone and Maitland Area School's Year 9 and 10 agriculture students again represented the school with pride, reports agriculture teacher Sarah Townsend.

The goat team (l-r), back: Jake Hoskin, Greg Honner, Maddi Brind; front: Daniel Clark with Duncan, Steven Launer with Fritz, Marc Dutschke with Tripper, James Allen with Bubsy and Matt Clarke with Clifford (the first prize winner). "On Wednesday, September 10 (our school closure day) a huge number of Maitland staff, students and parents ventured to Adelaide to cheer on our students and livestock in the Grand Parade," Sarah explained.

"We looked fantastic with the school banner and our bright red show shirts.

"Judging took place on the Thursday. In the morning, our steers Duke and Merc were judged in their weight categories but unfortunately didn't win any ribbons. Congratulations to the Year 10 students who cared for the steers over the last four months.

"Thursday afternoon, the goats entered the judging ring. We were fortunate enough to win first prize with Clifford in the heavy weight 'Restaurant Trade' category. He was led in the judging ring by Matt Clarke. Well done to all the Year 9 students involved in preparing our goats for the show.

"Thanks to David Davies for clipping our steers, Kev Graham and Tom Honner for donating the steers and Andrew Gossip for donating the goats. Thanks also to Julie Bagshaw for her assistance at the show."

SOURCE Yorke Peninsula Country Times,
Tuesday, 30 September 2008
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Cycling: Club riders enjoy success

LOCAL A5 Rangers cyclists have been enjoying success on a national level.

On Sunday, September 14 three young riders from Towcester's Sponne School, Hannah Barnes, Andrew Brind-Surch and Palmer Velo took part in the GHS finals at Ware, Herts, where 150 of the top UK riders were competing.

Hannah Barnes clocked 24.10 as the national girls champion, Alice Barnes was third in her age group with 28.34, while Brind-Surch rode a time of 23.55 to finish 16th in his age group.

The Norland Combine 25-mile race took place on Sunday, September 21 on the Tempsford course. A5 cyclists who performed well were Dave Lazenby in 56.42, Murray Kirton 1.01.23 and Trevor Parrish 1.3.45.Kirton won the prize for best veteran.

SOURCE Buckingham Advertiser & Review
30 September 2008 11:15 AM
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Stamp of approval for RAF

THE work of the RAF has been recognised in a new set of stamps launched in spectacular style by a winchman at a Suffolk airfield.

Adam Brind, a 27-year-old sergeant with B Flight 22 Squadron at Wattisham Airfield, dropped in to show off the set of six new stamps at the base yesterday, ahead of their official issue today to coincide with Battle of Britain Week.

They feature a pilot in 1918, a plotter with the Women's Auxiliary Air Force in 1940, a Lancaster air gunner, a Hawker Hunter pilot, a helicopter rescue winchman from 1984 and a drum major from RAF Central Band in 2007.

Mr Brind, from Caister, near Great Yarmouth, said: "There is a lot of history in the service and this is recognition for our role within the air force.

Sgt Ady Brind at Wattisham Airfield

"It's great work and there is nothing I would rather be doing than dangling from an aircraft at night, saving lives."

Royal Mail spokeswoman Sheila Tapster said: "Last year we featured the Army, this year the RAF, next will be the Navy. They are all sets of six, drawn by the same artists and these new ones show in detail the changing styles of uniforms through the years."

RAF Sea King rescue helicopters operate from six locations nationwide, including Wattisham near Needham Market.

They cover the UK and beyond and while their main role is to recover RAF personnel, in peacetime the majority of callouts are to civilians in difficulty.

Prince William could even be flying out from the base with the RAF to help those in distress, as he trains to become a search and rescue pilot, starting his 18-month training course during January next year.

If he successfully completes the training, the second in line to the throne will be a fully operational search and rescue pilot in 2010 with one of the six UK-based teams.


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SOURCE East Anglian Daily Times
Thursday 18th September 2008
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Getting Arty

A selection of famous faces will soon be on display in Basildon Library.

Carl Brind, was inspired as a youngster by Tony Hart and Rolf Harris and is now following in their footsteps by holding his second show.

Carl said: "I recently started to produce caricatures and have been lucky enough to receive very positive comments from the celebrities I have done caricatures of."

Carl's artwork will be on display during the library opening hours until Sunday December 28.

SOURCE Basildon Advertiser Today,
December 11, 2008
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Bashed retiree repays 'angels'

By Steve Zemek

Rhonda and Arthur Brind are happy to donate their $1000 cheque from the Rudd government to the Energex Community Rescue Helicopter service after they wisked him to safety, twice. Photo: Michaela O'Neill / 180015

Rhonda and Arthur Brind are happy to donate their $1000 cheque from the Rudd government to the Energex Community Rescue Helicopter service after they wisked him to safety, twice. Photo: Michaela O'Neill / 180015

When Coolum Beach retiree Arthur Brind was bashed within an inch of his life by a gang of skateboard-brandishing youths, it was the Energex Community Rescue Helicopter that whisked him to safety.

So when he and wife Rhonda received an unexpected windfall in the form of a $1000 cheque thanks to the Rudd government, the couple didn't hesitate in donating the money to the organisation which they have come to refer to as "a group of flying angels".

Two years ago Arthur noticed a group of female youths loitering around the apartment complex he manages with his wife.

He confronted the group in the hope of dispersing them, however, he was set upon by two of the youths who beat him in the face and body with their skateboards.

The attack left Arthur with a bloodied face and bruised all over.

He was admitted to Noosa Hospital but was released after being examined.

However, when he returned home, he collapsed a short time later.

He returned to the hospital, only to be told by the doctors, once again, that they couldn't find anything wrong with him.

Months later, when he drove through a garage roller door, it was revealed that Arthur had suffered a stroke as a result of the beating.

Arthur was told the stroke wasn't initially detected because its effects weren't visible on scans until several days later.

He then had to be airlifted from Nambour Hospital to Brisbane, leaving Rhonda to fear for his life.

"It was really touch and go," she said.

"They're a group of flying angels. The job they did was amazing."

The couple said that as soon as they received $1000 as a part of the Rudd government's economic stimulus package, they knew they would donate it to the Energex Community Rescue Helicopter.

"We always said that if we had a bit of money we'd make a donation," he said.

"We didn't realise the enormity of the situation and what they did, until later on.

"And when we got the $1000, it was completely unexpected. So we decided there was only one place it was going to go."

Colin Brown, from Energex Community Rescue Helicopter, said the service performed more than 1000 missions each year, and Arthur's story was one of many.

"This donation is extremely generous and from all of us here at the rescue helicopter, we want to extend our deepest appreciation to Arthur and Rhonda for thinking of us," he said.

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Bushrangers complete perfect season in style


ORANGE weren't able to prevent Bathurst from recording a perfect season on Saturday with the Bushrangers 89-point winners in the Central West AFL under 17s grand final.

Bathurst won all 17 games of the season and wrapped up their undefeated 2008 with a 14.18 (102) to 2.1 (13) victory over Orange.

The Tigers battled hard to challenge the Bushrangers but they were outgunned from the first ball-up as the likes of Paul Long and Peter Grundy showed their class.

Bathurst got out to a four-goal lead at quarter-time but the Tigers fought back in the second, slowing the pace with which Bathurst were kicking ahead, scoring two goals to Bathurst's three.

However, they couldn't keep up as Bathurst finished up 13-goal winners.

Tigers coach Paul McDonell was happy with the effort of his team and described their performance as one of the gutsiest of the season.

Captain Jacob Bowden led from the front with a strong, committed performance and he was backed up well by Kirk Phillips, Brett Allen and Andrew Brind.

Long from Bathurst was named best on ground.

SOURCE Central Western Daily
16/09/2008 10:03:00 AM
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Flood of aid for victims

by Gordon Barr, Evening Chronicle

LINDISFARNE singer-songwriter Rod Clements is to headline a benefit concert on Friday to help victims of the Morpeth Flood.

A feast of local music will be served up at the special gig which is taking place in the town as part of a range of fundraising efforts to help the Morpeth Lions Flood Fund.

The fund has been set up to help flood victims who have been made homeless and who have lost their possessions.

Five performers immediately said yes to a call for help by the concert organisers, Lush Acoustic and Friday Night Live, who are working together to organise the event.

Rod Clements said: "I'm grateful to the organisers of this event for giving performers like me the chance to do something practical to help those affected by the flood. It feels like a small contribution but if everybody does what they can, we may be able to make a difference."

The concert line-up also includes Peter Donegan (the son of Lonnie Donegan - the king of skiffle) and acoustic sets from Tom Mitchell, and Morpeth musician Carl Cape Stiansen accompanied by Northumbrian fiddler Jamie Robb.

There is another Lindisfarne connection in the evening's entertainment as well, in the musical shape of singer-songwriter Steve Daggett who is first on the bill.

Co-organiser Sue Brind said: "It's brilliant, the guys all said yes as soon as they were asked to get involved. They are all donating their services, so all monies made from ticket sales and the raffle will go to the Lions Appeal. Steve Daggett was so keen to help that he's going straight from Morpeth to a gig in Sunderland that he had already committed to."

Morpeth songwriter Carl Cape Stiansen added: "We want to show our support and do something to help the Lions Flood Fund."

The Morpeth Flood Benefit Concert on Friday is upstairs at the Conservative Club on Newgate Street, Morpeth. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis with all monies going to the Flood Fund.

Tickets priced £10 from Friday Night Live: e-mail: or from the Conservative Club, 41 Newgate Street, Morpeth. More details are available on

Sep 23 2008
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Fifty years of bowls

On Sunday last in brilliant, sunny weather the Scone RSL bowlers celebrated their 50th anniversary with the president of RNSWBA, John Archer, along with Rob Robards, sec of zone 6, Ken Guy, Treasurer of NSW Royal Bowling Assoc and President of Maitland City BC.

We had a total of 48 men from all district clubs and 8 of our local lady bowlers.

From people who attended I have nothing but praise for the way that the celebrations were conducted. Big thanks go to those who attended and to everyone who helped to make it a success.

The winners of the day were Ken Katon, Graeme Donnelly, John Graham and P Brind.

SOURCE The Scone Advocate (Fairfax Digital)
10/09/2008 4:37:00 PM
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The Beadle's Hardware Store article was published in an A4 size booklet of 45 pages, entitled 'Ock Street Remembered', in February 2008 and reprinted in May that year, by the Ock Street Heritage Group, part of the Abingdon Area Archaeological and Historical Society and seems to b a 'one off' publication. Copyright AAAHS & contributors,2008.

Newsquest (Oxfordshire) is cited as the photographic copyright holder for the Beadle photograph on page 7 (the page I copied to you). An Alan Beadle is quoted as one of the guest authors - presumably of the article on page 7.

There is no ISBN No. shown in the booklet. AAAHS is reachable at
Beadle's Hardware Store

In 1919, Bertram Beadle from Sussex, who had been wounded in World War 1, applied successfully for a job as an assistant at the Brind, Gillingham hardware store at 30 Ock Street. Mr Beadle was 23 years of age.

A hardware store had been originally opened in these premises by the Coxeter family in 1836. In 1898, Coxeters sold out to two former employees, Mr Brind and Mr Gillingham, who also started a wholesale department in the location of the old British School directly opposite.

A serious fire in 1938 destroyed almost all but the front section of the premises and because of the war commencing soon after, only primitive replacements were allowed to be built. The shop was sold in 1939 to lcos - electrical retailers in Oxford. They closed the wholesale business and, in 1951, sold the shop to Mr Beadle, who was now the Manager, and to his wife.

Over the following years, Mr Beadle's three sons, Mervyn, Alan and Lewis joined the company, with Lewis specialising in locks and security.

The shop was renowned for its service in supplying a wide range of goods in small, often loose, quantities. Many people relied on the shop for the supply of paraffin oil, which was a major source of heat in the years after the Second World War. The shop served an area which included all the surrounding villages and the prefabricated houses built at the Atomic Energy Establishment at Harwell.

Mr Bertram Beadle died in 1965, His sons continued with the business and Mervyn's son Michael also joined the firm. The senior members eventually passed the business on to Lewis and Michael. With the advent of the superstores, the business began to fall off and Lewis and Michael eventually decided to close in August 2001. Alan Beadle

Top: From left, Alan, Mervyn, Michael and Lewis Beadle in 2001.

Mr Brind on right and Mr Gillingham on left at a trade show.

Below; Beadles shop in the 1960's