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John Paul’s people: Malta


Eurovision News Review:

* Eurovision glory bid to cost over 700,000 euros
* Hungary is back with NOX!
* Javine splits from Tony Chorale
* John Paul’s people: Malta
* RTE Television – Off The Rails
* Turkish Composer Melih Kibar dies
* The Stage | News | Prominent Irish artists benefit from tax breaks
* The Local – Swedish ?health drink? could cause Alzheimers
* The Local – Snus firms gear up for cigarette ban

Eurovision glory bid to cost over 700,000 eurosKathimerini
?[The contest] is a commercial product and, beyond being in our interests, ERT is obliged to protect it,? ERT?s managing director, Christos Panagopoulos, said after the broadcaster came under criticism for its heavy involvement and coverage of the event. Some 5 million Greek viewers tuned in to last year?s contest to see Sakis Rouvas clinch third place for Greece. Panagopoulos said that ERT would pay up to 715,000 euros to cover the contest, which is to take place on May 21 in Kiev, and to back Greece?s entry, which will be performed by Elena Paparizou. Panagopoulos said that Paparizou had covered her own costs so far and had not asked for any payment.

Hungary is back with NOX!esctoday.com
A 23rd place was the last Hungarian result at the Eurovision Song Contest, back in 1998 when Hungary was represented by Charlie. Seven years later Hungary is making its come back. com talked to NOX who will be representing Hungary in the semifinal of the upcoming Eurvision Song Contest.

Javine splits from Tony ChoraleDigital Spy
A source told the Mirror: “Javine and Tony have been having problems for a while now. But they’ve been together for such a long time, they both really wanted to make it work. “Since being chosen to represent the UK at Eurovision, Javine’s schedule has been crazy and she hasn’t had a moment to herself. “The source explained that an increase in Javine’s popularity has left her little time for her relationship: “The problems they’ve had resurfaced and Javine just doesn’t have the time to focus on resolving them any more – so she took the decision to end it… A source told the Mirror: “Javine and Tony have been having problems for a while now. But they’ve been together for such a long time, they both really wanted to make it work. “Since being chosen to represent the UK at Eurovision, Javine’s schedule has been crazy and she hasn’t had a moment to herself. “The source explained that an increase in Javine’s popularity has left her little time for her relationship: “The problems they’ve had resurfaced and Javine just doesn’t have the time to focus on resolving them any more – so she took the decision to end it. “She was dropped by her record label and obviously her confidence took a knock. But now she has signed a new deal.

John Paul’s people: MaltaGuardian Unlimited
There is an imposing church on almost every street corner in this crowded island – 350 churches for 350,000 people. The bells start tolling early on Sunday morning, mass attendance is 50% (though estimates vary), and young families happily sing along to the Lord’s Prayer in Maltese – a foot-tapping pop version that could easily double as Malta’s Eurovision Song Contest entry. The Catholic Herald is on sale at Valletta airport; my local WH Smith back in the UK had never heard of it. Malta is a rootedly religious country, yet turn the topsoil and everything is changing. The starkest assessment of Catholicism’s identity crisis comes from Carmel Cassar, historian of the Inquisition in Malta and former curator of the Inquisitor’s Palace museum in Vittoriosa. “The Catholic church bases itself on agrarian values,” he says.

RTE Television – Off The Railsrte.ie
30pm RTÉ ONE This WeekMeet the ExpertsThe task of taking Theresa out of her fashion doldrums falls to Cathy O’Connor, Derrick Carberry & Stephen Kelly
Cathy O’Connor – StylistThis is one lady with a true passion for fashion! Cathy’s life in the fashion industry has been both diverse and extensive. During her time as Fashion Editor of U magazine, Cathy styled and co-ordinated a number of fashion editorials. She has also styled music videos including Boyzone and Eurovision veteran Johnny Logan, and continues to dress some of the most stylish women in Ireland. Cathy O’Connor can be contacted at 0872842911
Derrick Carberry – Makeup ArtistDerrick worked as a computer technician in Kildare before he moved up to the bright lights of Dublin and the glamorous world of the beauty industry! He was looking for a job that involved working with people more directly and met up with Paula Callan O’Keeffe from MAC and Michael Doyle from Peter Mark. They both thought that Derrick was destined for a career in the beauty industry and introduced him to the Manager of MAC, Brown Thomas. He was offered an interview with MAC and Paula Callan O’Keeffe coached him for it the night before! It obviously worked because Derrick was hired, trained by MAC and five years later was promoted to Coach for Ireland for MAC. This involved advising people on MAC products and creative work for editorial and television.

Turkish Composer Melih Kibar diesJournal of Turkish Weekly
Kibar’s song titled ?Halley? has succeeded the Turkish qualifications for Eurovision song contest in Norway which the song got the 9th rank. Melih Kibar was lately performing a show for Turkish State Television (TRT). He has died at the age of 54, his funeral will take place in Bebek Mosque on Saturday. Afterwards the burial will take place in Nakkastepe Cemetery. Kibar’s loss will leave a huge gap in Turkish music industry.

The Stage | News | Prominent Irish artists benefit from tax breaksStage
Former Eurovision winner Eimear Quinn, Irish tenor Finbar Wright, singer-songwriter David Kitt and Kenyan-born Roger Whittaker are also among those listed. Playwrights Conor McPherson and Mark O’Rowe are named, together with two other Dubliners, film directors Kirsten Sheridan and Damien O’Donnell. Father Ted’s evergreen housekeeper, Mrs Doyle, better known as actress Pauline McLynn, earned tax relief for her books and writer and performer Mannix Flynn was also granted exemption. Another beneficiary was BBC’s world affairs editor John Simpson, who claimed – and won – tax relief on three books written while living in Dublin. The amounts earned tax-free by those named are not revealed.

The Local – Swedish ?health drink? could cause AlzheimersThe Local
“We regret any mistakes we have made and are prepared to make up for them,” she said. htmlScience & Technology–>.

The Local – Snus firms gear up for cigarette banThe Local
“We regret any mistakes we have made and are prepared to make up for them,” she said. htmlBusiness–>.

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