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From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix... now with added controversial Lottery Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added controversial Lottery

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

7 of the best people you'll meet at a music festival Roll On Summer This post contains videos

7 of the best people you'll meet at a music festival

All these lineup announcements have given us a dose of festival fever!

From TheJournal.ie Glastonbury festival returns for 2013, Rolling Stones the headline act Start Me Up

Glastonbury festival returns for 2013, Rolling Stones the headline act

It is the first time the legendary rockers have played the festival which returns in 2013 after taking last year off.

From TheJournal.ie Glastonbury hopefuls voice frustration as tickets sell out in record time Glastonbury 2013

Glastonbury hopefuls voice frustration as tickets sell out in record time

1,400 tickets a minute were sold this morning.

The Dredge: Christina Aguilera never made 'fat girl' comments OMG

The Dredge: Christina Aguilera never made 'fat girl' comments

We get our hands mucky with the best of the morning’s dirt.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Monday The Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Monday

In this evening’s Daily Fix: Hospitals move closer to crisis, “killing fields” trial opens in Cambodia, close encounters of a third kind in Wicklow, and the case of the thieving seagull…

From TheJournal.ie Toxicology tests carried out after Glastonbury festival death Glastonbury

Toxicology tests carried out after Glastonbury festival death

An inquest into Christopher Shale’s death at Glastonbury over the weekend opens this afternoon.

Watch: Beyoncé wows Glastonbury on final day Bootylicious This post contains videos This post contains images

Watch: Beyoncé wows Glastonbury on final day

A five-star performance from the singer left fans wanting more as Glasto came to a close last night.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Sunday The Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In this evening’s fix: DAA board backs down, shock death at Glastonbury, cringey MySpace pages and the only slideshow you’ll ever need to see…swamp soccer!

From TheJournal.ie David Cameron’s constituency chairman found dead at Glastonbury Glastonbury

David Cameron’s constituency chairman found dead at Glastonbury

The UK prime minister said he was “devastated” by Christopher Shale’s death in the backstage area at the music festival.

Glasto gallery: Bono leads huge singalong as protesters scuffle with security Glasto This post contains videos This post contains images

Glasto gallery: Bono leads huge singalong as protesters scuffle with security

U2 performed a career spanning set, while the crowds were greeted with: “Hello Glastonbury, from the International Space Station”…

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

In your 9 at 9: Shooting in Dublin leaves one dead; Gay marriage and gay pride; the footballers who defected; the Facebook presidential poll; and U2 at Glastonbury, it was good, wasn’t it?

From The42 This charming man? Joey Barton really did meet Morrissey at Glasto last night Meet Is Murder

This charming man? Joey Barton really did meet Morrissey at Glasto last night

He was looking for a club and then he found a club. And heaven knows the Newcastle man is miserable now.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Friday

In your evening wrap-up: Does the DAA chief deserve a bonus? How is Ireland so good at boxing? And shouldn’t they have called the movie The Anti-Social Network?

From TheJournal.ie The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Friday Take 5

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

U2 preparing for Glasto debut but so are the protesters U2

U2 preparing for Glasto debut but so are the protesters

A group complaining about U2′s tax affairs aims to disrupt their appearance at the festival tonight.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In this evening’s wrap-up: UVF blamed in Belfast, AIB battered in Bulgaria, and a strange new use for your toenail clippings…

Gallery: Day One at Glastonbury… and it's already a mudbath Welly Watch This post contains images

Gallery: Day One at Glastonbury… and it's already a mudbath

It’s only Wednesday, but already Worthy Farm in Somerset is looking a little soggy underfoot…

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In your bank holiday Saturday Fix: Strike looms at Aer Lingus; the high-price of government advice; U2′s controversial Glastonbury appearance; a hair-raising announcement from Wayne Rooney; and the accidental Facebook party.

U2's Glastonbury appearance targeted by tax avoidance protests U2

U2's Glastonbury appearance targeted by tax avoidance protests

The Irish band’s appearance will be targeted by demonstrators complaining about the band’s Dutch tax status.

Beyoncé to headline Glastonbury

The singer has been confirmed as the headline act for the sought-after Sunday night Pyramid slot.

A BBC NEWS WEATHERMAN is likely to cause a disciplinary storm after he was caught giving a newsreader the middle finger live on air this morning – and it’s not even the first time he’s caused hassle.

Meet Tomasz Schafernaker, a Polish-born broadcaster who does the morning weather bulletins on the BBC News channel and occasionally on radio. He’s been in the weather business for a decade now, and has been a TV weatherman for five years or more.

But as any broadcaster will tell you, being on air so regularly means regular mess-ups: and here’s our top five Schafernacker gaffes.

1. The time he gave the middle finger, live on air
Here’s Schafernacker taking obvious exception to the news anchor’s back-handed compliment, only for the director to switch to his camera just at the same moment.

Extra points are deserved, we think, for the very graceful cover-up.


2. The time he threw a strop because he didn’t know if he was on air or not
Oh, TV news. It’s also so hectic, what with the constant switching between in-studio cameras, video feeds, having guests come in and out of the studio… the production gallery is a pretty hectic place to be.

Understandable, then, if once in a while the gallery is so busy that the presenter is not given confirmation through their earpieces that they are, in fact, on air. Except apparently, in Tomasz’s eyes anyway, it’s not quite so understandable.


3. The time he couldn’t stop laughing at a ‘frozen ball’ gag
Britain gets cold. Regularly. And, in keeping with the various seasons, the BBC weather reports have a customised intro card showing a blaring sun, or a patch of brown leaves – or, when the weather deems it appropriate, an image of planet Earth as a block of ice.

So, on cue, the soon-to-be-given-the-middle-finger anchor makes a gag about how Tomasz, in his studio backdrop, has a ‘frozen ball’. For a man named Schafernaker, he really should be able to stifle his giggles.


4. The time he said the Met Office needed a supply of wine
The BBC doesn’t own its own weather stations – as with pretty much every broadcaster in the known universe, it gets its info from the local meteorological authority.

So it’s probably a given that you shouldn’t imply that the Met Office is full of alcoholics on air. Right, Tomasz? Oh.


5. The time he told people at Glastonbury to expect a ‘muddy shite’
The juvenile jokes are the best. Doing a radio piece about the fact that the Glastonbury Festival was likely to coincide with heavy rain that would turn the Worthy Farm into a muddy cesspit, Schafernaker told music lovers to expect a ‘muddy site’.

Except, he didn’t.


Mind you, we’d never expect the likes of Evelyn Cusack or Gerard Fleming (where’s he gotten to?) to appear on the cover of a gay magazine either, so maybe we in Ireland just have a rather sheltered weather forecasting heritage.

It’s also worth checking out the Mirror’s list of top ten newsroom gaffes.