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Out this week: Castle Crashers


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World:

  • Monday: Dublin in fashion
  • Tuesday: Women’s Equality Day
  • Wednesday: Tomato pasting
  • Thursday: King’s dream remembered; Harley-Davidson shindig
  • Friday: Islamic convention
  • Saturday: Saint Rose of Lima Day; European bat night
  • Sunday: Ryder Cup announcement; Austro-Hungarian festival; Jewish Summer Festival

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Games

TUESDAY

Commando: Steel Disaster (DS)

Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice (PS3)

From the Abyss (DS)

GTR: Evolution (PC)

Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness (DS)

Mario Super Sluggers (Wii)

Tales of Vesperia (360)

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 (360, PS3, PS2, Wii)

Vampire Rain: Altered Species (PS3)

WEDNESDAY

The Sims 2: Apartment Life (PC)

FRIDAY

Garfield’s Fun Fest (DS)

Infinite Undiscovery (360)

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VC

WiiWare

Helix? (Ghostfire Games, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 1,000 Wii Points)

Virtual Console

Ys Book I & II (TurboGrafx16 CD-ROM, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone-Mild Fantasy Violence, 800 Wii Points)

SAMURAI SHODOWN 2 (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated T for Teen-Blood, Language, Tobacco Reference, Violence, 900 Wii Points)

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XBLA

Castle Crashers (1200 MS Points)

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DVD and Hi Def

What Happens in Vegas (also on Blu-Ray)

Heroes: Season 1 (Blu-Ray)

Heroes: Season 2 (also on Blu-Ray)

Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden

The Nightmare Before Christmas (2 Disc Collector’s Edition)

The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning

Entourage: Season 4

Afro Samurai: Director’s Cut

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Theater

Disaster Movie

Babylon A.D.

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Box Office

  1. Tropic Thunder $16.1/$65.6
  2. The House Bunny $15.1/$15.1
  3. Death Race $12.2/$12.2
  4. The Dark Knight $10.3/$489.1
  5. Star Wars: The Clone Wars $5.6/$24.9
  6. Pineapple Express $5.6/$73.9
  7. Mirrors $4.8/$20.0
  8. The Longshots $4.3/$4.3
  9. Mamma Mia! $4.3/$124.4
  10. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor $4.0/$93.8
  11. Vicky Cristina Barcelona $3.0/$8.5
  12. The Rocker $2.7/$3.8

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World

MONDAY

US Democrats convene Some 4,000 delegates meet at the Democratic party’s national convention in Denver to select Barack Obama formally as the party’s candidate in November’s presidential election and to approve the party’s election platform. Key speakers during the convention include Hillary Clinton (to August 28).

Hu to South Korea President Hu Jintao of China arrives in Seoul for talks with president Lee Myung-bak and other South Korean leaders on North Korea‘s nuclear activities and other issues (to August 26).

Disaster conference International experts on disaster reduction and risk management meet in Davos, Switzerland, for an annual conference (to August 29).

Dublin in fashion Leading labels will showcase their collections for spring and summer 2009 at Dublin Fashion Week (to August 27).

US grand slam The final tennis grand slam tournament of the year opens at Flushing Meadow, New York, and runs to September 7. Roger Federer of Switzerland is the reigning singles champion but favourite is Spain’s Rafael Nadal, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory on a comparable hard court surface in Beijing.

TUESDAY 26

Asian region economics Representatives from the south-east Asian nations, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam discuss regional issues at the 40th Asean economic ministers meeting in Singapore (to August 27).

Offshore explorations The biennial Offshore Northern Seas conference takes place in Stavanger, Norway, to examine developments in worldwide oil and gas exploration (to August 29).

Women’s Equality Day A day of events in the US marks the anniversary of US women first gaining the right to vote in 1920.

WEDNESDAY 27

Venice Biennale Screenings begin in the 65th Venice international film festival, held every two years. German auteur Wim Wenders heads the main jury deliberating over the festival’s Golden Lion awards (to September 6).

India/Africa relations Nigeria-based Indian researcher Parvathi Vasudevan discusses emerging trends in India’s relations with Africa at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London.

North pole ice check Explorer Lewis Pugh leaves Spitzbergen, Norway, with the aim of becoming the first person to kayak to the geographic North Pole – some 1,200km – to demonstrate the pole’s loss of ice due to global warming in recent years.

Dining with ‘the Don’ Australia’s cricket captain Rickie Ponting reflects on the legendary career of the late Sir Donald Bradman at a dinner in Sydney marking the 100th anniversary of the Don’s birth.

Tomato pasting The town of Buñol in the Valencia region of Spain paints its main square red with some 125,000kg of ripe tomatoes, which are thrown on the day as part of its annual tomatina festival.

THURSDAY 28

Moscow motor show The Russian capital stages its 12th international motor show with 800 exhibitors and 350,000 predicted visitors (to September 1).

King’s dream remembered The Rev Al Sharpton and others attend a breakfast held in Denver on the final day of the Democratic convention to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the late Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech.

Harley-Davidson shindig A host of events, including a Bruce Springsteen concert on August 30, mark the 105th birthday of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (to August 31).

FRIDAY 29

US/Tanzania talks US president George W. Bush receives president Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania at the White House in Washington to discuss developments being made in Tanzania to fight HIV/Aids and malaria and African regional crises in Zimbabwe and Darfur.

Islamic convention The Islamic Society of North America holds its 45th annual convention in Columbus, Ohio, under the theme “Ramadan – A Time for Change”. The mainstream US Muslim group’s convention runs to September 1, the beginning of Ramadan.

SATURDAY 30

Saint Rose of Lima Day Annual celebrations are held in the Peruvian capital Lima and elsewhere to commemorate St Rose, patron saint of the Americas and Philippines.

European bat night The Bat Conservation Trust in the UK and other associated groups in 30 European countries lead an annual awareness campaign highlighting the impact that the loss of habitat has had on the bat population in recent years. Events include overnight bat walks and the chance to listen to bats with ultrasound technology (to August 31).

SUNDAY 31

Climate conference United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon addresses the first day of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the agency assesses the latest scientific and socio-economic literature on climate change (to September 4).

Ryder Cup announcement At Gleneagles, Scotland, Nick Faldo, captain of holders Europe, announces his team for the biennial golf tournament with the US, this year to be staged on September 19-21 in the US at the Valhalla club in Louisville, Kentucky.

Austro-Hungarian festival The first of eight concerts by world-class artists at various venues in the Austrian capital, Vienna, takes place in the festival, running till September 7.

Jewish Summer Festival Budapest celebrates the fine arts, music, film and dance of the Hungarian and eastern European Jewish population and diaspora (to September 8).

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