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Welcome

Welcome back. Back to work, back to school, back to college, back to the hum drum. Hope you all had a good summer break. I managed a few days in Paphos; stunning! I refuse to leave the island for my holidays until I get to see everything this beautiful island has to offer first. We Skaliotes (People of Larnaca) are famous for not setting foot outside of Larnaca and I have to say I have been guilty of that myself in the past, but its not for the want of trying. But when there is so much to do in Larnaca its hard to venture out of it. If you don't believe me take a look at the Larnaka Municipality's events page for September. We have dedicated a section to the events and projects of the municipality this month and it really is jam packed with cultural events such as opera, theatre and folk music. Proposed future projects to improve the Town are on the way with detailed information about when they are to commence and the areas to benefit from the face lift will be featured in our next issue. Another thing I have learned recently is that the municipality refer to themselves as Larnaka Municipality with a 'K', therefore in such cases we have complied with their request to keep said spelling. I would also like to take this opportunity to personally thank everyone that sent in emails, passed on messages and called us to say thank you and well done for producing our best issue yet. I would like to convey all these kind words to my team and thank them for their amazing efforts. I trust we will be as informative, if not more so, this issue. Happy reading!

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LARNACA NEWS Edition 45 - Press Office Registry No. N3529 Mailing Address: Larnaca News, PO Box 42537, 6500 Larnaca Cyprus Publishing Editor: Anthi Andreou 96 600 760 info@larnacanews.com Editor: Alex Andreou 96 600 729 editor@larnacanews.com Advertising & Business Development: Elli Kasparis 96 600 726 elli@nomasiamedia.com Rowena Tavern 96 600 728 rowena@nomasiamedia.com Contributors: Alex Andreou, Anthi Andreou, George Troullias, Valentina Ipsou, Kleitos Efstratiou and Ron Preston Event Photography: Dafni Hajisavva Distribution: George Kasparis 96 600 772 NEXT ISSUE — November 2011. Deadline for the November/December issue is 15th October Please contact our team for rates & availability and booking deadlines. All original material in this publication is the property of Larnaca News Š 2007-2011 and may not be reproduced without permission. Whilst we make every effort possible to confirm the authenticity of services and/or products advertised and that any information contained in the advertisements is accurate, complete, true and not misleading, LN accepts no responsibility for the content of any advertisement. All complaints should be addressed therefore direct to the advertiser. Furthermore Larnaca News accepts no responsibility for any comments or opinions made in any article or advertisement. Any views or opinions expressed are solely those of the author, or advertiser as the case may be, and do not necessarily represent those of LN (Cyprus). All rights reserved.

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Images: Age old buildings burned and destroyed; an example of the devastation caused by rioting in the UK. Photography Credits: Alan Stanton

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ou will most likely have heard that pandemonium struck parts of England from 6th August as riots spread across the country in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and other areas. David Cameron has recently stated that the rioters in England will ‘pay for what [they] have done’ after over 3000 arrests, with over 1000 from London alone and over 1000 being charged. Of course in Cyprus we are many, many miles away, but so many of us have families that were involved.

Our eye witness told LN how over 30 people from various different shops along the road banded together to ‘protect’ their businesses because they did not feel there was enough ‘protection' given by the police. “Eventually my business partner had to go home to his family and when it got to 6 a.m. in the morning I had had enough too. I had to make a decision, and from all the phone calls from friends telling me about the violence happening everywhere, I decided that it wasn’t worth the risk,” he said. “I called a friend, told him I wanted all our stock out of the shop and into a secure lock up, and I needed it done there and then.” With so many shops and business chains looted across England, the damages and insurance claims have totalled hundreds of millions of pounds. With that in mind it seemed an astute decision by the shop owner to remove his stock straight away. “It was probably one of my best business decisions ever,” he commented. “Only a mile down the road is a centre full of shops and they were all looted by these people. And just down the road from that is another shop selling similar goods to us and he was looted for over £200,000 in stock.” Our anonymous witness told LN that he closed the shop with the lights on and left bits littered around the floor and shelves before restocking and reopening the shop five days later after the ‘country had calmed down.’ The consequences of the riots that ravaged England for four days and nights can still be seen in the burned out shells of shops and homes. Not only that, but the economy was dealt a blow in a time when things are already shaky and maybe worst of all people’s lives were destroyed; the riots ended with deaths on some rare occasions. The riots have been directly connected to five deaths and sixteen injuries whilst the rioters battled from city to city against a struggling UK police force. The riots have since instigated furious debate amongst top figures in the UK over why the riots occurred, how they were dealt with by the police and the Government, and what effects it will have on the country if something is not done to prevent similar events in the future. LN

LN spoke to an eye witness of the crimes perpetrated by so many in North London. He said, “What you’ve seen on the TV and internet isn’t even the half of it. It’s so much worse.” Asked about the effects that riots had on his business and if his business was targeted he replied quite positively. “To be honest we were lucky with the decisions we made and the security we have in the shop.” He continued after explaining his business, informing us that his clothes shop’s alarm went off just after midnight and he rushed to his shop with his business partner to find ‘kids’ trying to break through the metal shutter. “When we arrived, they ran off and we stayed opposite the shop with some other What is your opinion? Was someone you shop owners from along the street, trying to know affected by the riots in England? Let put off anyone who came near,” he said. us know; email your views to the Editor.

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Disaster Strikes Cyprus: Accidental Annihilation

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t was the worst peacetime military ‘accident’ ever recorded in Cyprus. Continually described as a military accident in the news, there are however many differing opinions that exist in Cyprus on exactly what happened and why. Certainly many believe it to be ignorance that led to the explosion on July 11, 2011 and a lack of responsibility on the part of the high ranking officials in the country. 8 I LN Magazine

The explosion at the Evangelos Florakis Naval Base near Zygi killed 12 people instantly and injured 62, with one dying later from his wounds, and included the death of Cyprus’ Naval Commander Andreas Ioannides. It will go down in history as a preventable disaster that severely damaged the island in a time when businesses and people alike were already finding it tough in a world of troubled economies. And the disastrous aftermath didn’t stop there. The explosion knocked out the island’s largest power station that was responsible for half of the country’s electricity supply and resulted in the resignation of many top Cypriot officials, including the Cypriot Defence Minister and the Commander-in-Chief of the Cypriot National Guard. Demonstrations swept the island from the very next day, mainly in Nicosia and Limassol where people can still be seen until 5 and 6 in the morning outside the Presidential Palace, showing the displeasure, disappointment and, in many cases, anger of the populace. After the devastating explosion, Cyprus requested


aid through the European Civil Protection Mechanism asking for foreign electricity generators to help with the burden of the 50% loss in electricity across the island. An assessment team was deployed to Cyprus to gauge the situation and Cyprus received the generators so badly needed over the strenuous weeks following the blast, thanks to the assistance of the Greek Public Power Corporation. Rolling blackouts across the country were certainly not helping the financial state of the island and it is a blessing that 24 hour electricity is back up and running.

Over the course of the aftermath to the blast, Cyprus did relatively well to sustain electricity to the main tourist areas so as to have a minimal effect on one of the biggest contributors to Cyprus’ economy, tourism. All businesses were requested to limit their use of air conditioning units to try and minimise the strain on the overloaded power plants and generators, and with the help of the public, Cyprus seems to be coping well with the disruption, at least for the foreseeable future. LN

Main Image Left: Peaceful Protests outside the Presidential Palace, Nicosia in July 2011 Credits: Antonis Minas. Larnaca Images Right: Photo taken the morning of the blast by LN Reader Laura Nicholls 14, Choirokitia

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Business News - Just Opened! George Goldman opens Xylofagou Podiatric Practice

For George's full contact details see his business card in the back of the magazine.

Building Completed New Gym For Oroklini

Get Fit at Fysentzou Physiotherapy and Fitness Gym this Autumn! See main advert.

Slimming World Moves to St Raphael and Opens in Paralimni

Louise from Slimming World Larnaca and Members of the local Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends presented with the â‚Ź412 raised from a 12 week Slimathon in which the members lost over 102 stone in 12 weeks. Food optimising is a fantastic healthy way to lose weight. The Larnaca venue has now changed to St Raphael Private Hospital, next to Orphanides, Larnaca

Take & Go Opens in Oroklini Village

How to Get Featured in LN's Open For Business page Are you opening a new business, renovating or moving premises? Let the LN know and get FEATURED in the next issue! Simply send in a photo of your business together with caption information and all of your important contact details to the LN Editor. And the good news is it costs NOTHING but a phone call. Reserve your spot early as space is limited. Contact us on Email: editor@larnacanews.com or Tel the office on +357 96600760

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Take & Go the new fast food take away opens in Oroklini this month. For all your freshly prepared food simply take and go..but don't forget to pay first! Advert inside.


Petz Stuff is Coming to Oroklini

With Pet Stores already firmly established in both Paphos and Limassol, Petz Stuff is set to open its third store in Oroklini, Larnaca this September.

Shanels Hair & Beauty Salon New To Oroklini

New Business is Booming...

This month has seen a surge in new business launches. Even though the LN doubled the space allocated to New Businesses we still had to turn some of you entrepreneurs away. If you are moving premises, setting up a new business or expanding and opening a new branch give us a call and get featured. But remember space is limited so call us early and don't be disappointed.

For those of you that had difficulty finding us! Oups Garden City Oroklini Road Opposite Oroklini Petrol Station t: 24824924 w: www.oupsgardencity.com e: emporokinisi@cytanet.com.cy

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U3A Club Larnaca A Personal Experience

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Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing group, the French Conversation group or even the Digital Photography group; the possibilities are limited only by member interests.

As a D.I.Y. guy I always have plenty to do, but I also understand that most people want challenges and activities in their life, as English people who became well as the opportunity to learn new skills. friends. I liked it so much that I I am conscious that it is very easy to take opportunities given to you, but you can also get retired and came to live here in pleasure when giving something back and U3A Larnaca gives you that opportunity. the summer of 2006. It was in early 2009 when I became aware of I have found in the 2 years I have been a U3A Larnaca and was invited to join a sunset member that my life has been enriched by the amble at the Salt Lake, where, to my delight, interconnection with its members, and I do not I was informed that it was dog friendly (I have know of anything where, for a one off joining two wonderful, playful dogs). fee of 15 euros and a yearly subscription of 10 euros, you can obtain such an ongoing reward I later made many enquiries about U3A and value for money. Larnaca and found that it has no premises but is run by the members for the members and In giving something back to our organisation I is also nonprofit. The organisation basically have offered my services on the committee for consists of a committee elected by its members publicity and this is my first attempt to try and at its yearly AGM, and members with hobbies encourage an influx of new members (don’t or skills are group leaders who run the various let me down). Our activities at the moment are activities from either their home, or by e-mail to slowly running down for the summer season arrange a suitable meeting place, and it works when many members have their holidays, but very well. we will be in full swing again from September. On a future note we are investing in a new In my case, I have only used the U3A for its website which will be up and running very soon amble group for dog walking, and the many at www.U3ALarnaca.com. social events for meeting new friends, but could very easily join any of the other 12 activities If you have any interest or thoughts from available to me if I wanted. I can be part of the reading my simple personal experience or have very popular About Music group who meet, a hobby/skill that you wish to share or pursue, discuss and listen to music from different we would love to hear from you. periods linking to many forthcoming concerts by the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. Or I can Get in contact via our website or contact me join the Archaeology/History Group that discuss via telephone. Ron Preston 99882135 and visit related sites in Cyprus, the popular doing met many Cypriot and

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Going Green Energy Explained

by Alex Andreou

Energy; it encompasses everything we do and everything that we are. In Cyprus we have recently discovered just how much our country depends on electricity after the disaster on July 11 that took out the largest power plant on the island. Energy consumption across Europe has rapidly been given greater and greater attention by Governments and the EU, but the main concern, discussed for many years now, is our reliance on fossil fuels and rising CO2 emissions (over 90% of Cyprus’ total energy consumption is oil-based).

are you doing your bit? Cyprus has recently put a lot of effort and money into successfully producing wind farms capable of producing a portion of the island’s required electricity. Solar Water Heaters have long been used in Cyprus and over 90% of homes now have them installed (the highest in Europe), but larger Solar Photovoltaic panels (PV) are not used to their potential. Bearing in mind that, according to www. greenpowergroup.org, solar radiation level averages in Cyprus are up to 2000 KWh/m2, one of the highest in Europe, it is a wonder why a major chunk of Cyprus’ electricity is not powered by the sun and other renewable sources. The use of PV in Cyprus 14 I LN Magazine

is helped by grants provided by the Government; however it is also hindered by the Government at the same time. Cyprus subsidies for renewable energy systems, specifically in the case of PV, can be as high as 55% of the eligible costs, with maximum monetary caps in place. However, due to ‘bureaucratic delays’ with these grants being produced, people tend to steer away from choosing PV in the construction of a building. The real problem arises when you see other countries in Europe with similar solar radiation levels as Cyprus, such as Portugal, install a solar power plant in 150 acres of land at the cost of €58 million, to provide over


8000 homes with electricity and save over 30,000 tons a year in greenhouse gas emissions. Currently Cyprus has a feed-in tariff, a policy mechanism designed to accelerate investment in renewable energy technologies, for large wind power plants. This resulted in the production of Cyprus’ first wind farm at the end of March 2011, at a cost of roughly €170 million, which will reportedly produce 8% of the country’s required electricity, a big step towards

meeting Cyprus’ national target of 13% of total Energy Consumption by 2020 and already meeting the target of 6.8% of total Electricity Consumption by 2020. As you can see from the above, Cyprus has great potential for using renewable energy, but can that potential be reached? LN hopes Cyprus can achieve and surpass its renewable energy targets for 2020, and until it does there are many ways that you can still save energy (and money) in your own home. LN Magazine I 15


Here are some energy saving tips just for you: Heating in Winter: ►If you do use heating during the winter months in Cyprus, try to make sure the heating goes off 30 minutes before you leave your home and turns on 30 minutes before you expect to return. This is one of the most efficient ways to save money on heating without spending any more money on gadgets and gizmos, and applies to timing your air-conditioning units as well. ►Turning the thermostat down by just 1 degree can save you nearly €50 a year, so do it! ►Draught proofing can help too. Water ►Regular showers can use 40% less water than having a bath. It might not be as relaxing, but there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself to a bath only once a week and showering the rest of the time. ►When boiling water in the kettle, don’t put in more water than you’re actually going to need. ►Use washing machine programmes relative to your wash loads. Half loads should have a half load programme and wash full loads whenever possible. Electricity ►Change the lights in your home to Energy Saving light bulbs. They were at one time given out for free at the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (AIK) offices, so try there first if you plan to change your bulbs. They are cheaper to run and last longer. ►Turn off your household appliances, such as TVs, Microwaves, Kettles, Toasters, the Oven and Hob, Computers, Sound Systems, Air Con Units, etc. This is a must if you want to save on your bills. These appliances can use anything between 5% and 30% power on Standby Mode. ►Use your air-conditioning units only when you have to. It is obviously difficult to not use them at all in Cyprus, especially in the sizzling summer, but bear in mind they use a lot of electricity and could cost between €3 and €7 to run one A/C unit for 24 hours. Use your timers wisely and make sure the A/C units are fully switched off when you leave your home. ►Don’t leave the fridge door open for too long and avoid putting hot or warm food in it as this requires more energy for the fridge to stay at the correct temperature. ►And lastly, surprisingly, many modern dishwashers actually use less energy and water than washing up by hand! As you can see, we as individuals can contribute to saving energy by being more aware of the energy that we use. In a WWF energy report (www.energy. eu), James P. Leape, Director General of WWF International, states that he believes by 2050 ‘we could get all the energy we need from renewable sources.’ What do you believe? Be aware and start saving! ● 16 I LN Magazine


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Air-Conomy Key Fob Device A simple, cheap device that saves electricity, saving you money. A Larnaca area based company Airconomy has designed a way that not only cuts down on CO2 emissions, but boasts of up to 57% savings on electricity costs. Call Paul 99 01 58 65 www.air-conomy.com

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ACRS - DC Invertor Air-condition Units An air-conditioning system that uses less energy with an even better effect. The DC inverter uses 30 50% less electricity and will cut your cooling and heating bills to almost half. Call Darrell 96 55 35 95

Fuelmaster "State of the Art" Boiler Efficiency Manager Fuelmaster is a product that can significantly reduce the amount of fuel used by boilers by reducing and eliminating a wasteful process known within the heating and boiler industry as Dry Cycling, Short Cycling, Rapid Cycling or Boiler Cycling. Fuelmaster works equally well with boilers that burn Gas, Oil or LPG fuels, works on residential and commercial boilers. Call 96 60 07 28.

Solar Sun Rings - Solar energy collectors for your swimming pool Low cost, ecofriendly device - No use of electric or gas at all and no special pump required. Increase water temperature by approximately 8ยบ - 9ยบ C, which extends the season and thereby greatly increasing the time you use your pool. Solar Sun Rings also reduce water evaporation by 70% - 80% as water cannot evaporate through vinyl. Call 96 60 07 28. Window Film Save Up to 40% on Energy Costs! Windows play an important role in regulating heat and energy in your home, and according to the EPA Energy Star Buildings Manual in the United States, approximately 50% of an average home's utility bills are wasted by loss of heat and heat gain through untreated windows. Window films can lower heating and cooling expenses by rejecting solar heat from the outside, eliminating hot and cold spots inside, and helping to prevent heat from escaping. Window film also blocks 99% of damaging UV rays and reduces glare so no need for blinds. For further information call 96 60 07 28.

Solar Sun Ring COMPETITION For your chance to win a Set of Solar Sun Rings for your Pool text SUN to +357 96600729. Please text your name and email address so that we can notify the lucky winners! LN Magazine I 17


Going Green Another Energy Saving Idea Cyprus' green incentives mean that we should be passionate about the environment and proud to be ecofriendly, which is why we would like to inform LN readers about Bye Bye Standby®, the latest must have home energy saving solution.

say "Hello" to Bye Bye Standby Here in Cyprus we currently have the highest electricity prices in Europe at €0.1597 per K/h compared to average prices of €0.1223 per K/h. With the onset of another long hot summer running A/Cs, ceiling fans and pool pumps, I am sure many of you, like me, were considering ways to reduce energy consumption in an attempt to curb spiralling electricity bills in our homes. But with the island’s main power plant devastated, reducing energy consumption is now more vital than ever. However, don’t despair because there is a very simple, inexpensive gadget on the market called Bye Bye Standby® – a home energy saving solution which is simple to install, simple to use and best of all is guaranteed to save you money on your electricity bills! Take a look around your own home and ask yourself how many electrical appliances you have on standby? Is it 6, 10, or even 12? The average household leaves 12 appliances on standby all 18 I LN Magazine

night and the worst energy guzzling appliances are TVs, stereos, mobile phone chargers, cordless telephones, gaming consoles and radios. Which appliances are the worst standby offenders? ►Dishwashers left on at the end of their cycle consume 70% of the power used when they are running. ►The average television is left on standby for up to 17.5 hours a day. (About 8% of a TV’s energy consumption is used in standby mode.) ►Washing machines use just under 20% of their normal electricity requirement and Tumble Dryers use 38% of power whilst waiting at the end of a cycle. Appliances on standby mode still consume as much as 25% of the energy they use when switched on. The obvious question is “why don’t we switch our


appliances off?” Although this may seem obvious, research proves that 70% of us are not switching off at the mains. This may be because we don’t realise how much energy we are wasting. Or maybe we just forget or cannot be bothered to go round switching everything off late at night or before we leave the house. Let’s face it, plug switches and sockets are often hard to reach or in obscure corners. Giant plasma TVs use 4 times the energy of a regular TV and some don’t even have an on/ off switch anymore; it has disappeared altogether thanks to the remote control standby facility.

leave the room – pressing the remote button again instantly switches them back on.

To find out how much money and energy you are wasting you might be interested in going online and filling in a quick Home Energy Waste Calculator. This will estimate the total power consumption of devices on standby mode, the amount of CO2 produced and the savings you could make by using Bye Bye Standby® (Typically 10% of your average annual electricity bill).

If you want to make a difference to your wallet and the planet by taking control of your energy consumption then Bye Bye Standby® is the economic and environmental solution for you. It is on sale at all Cartridge World outlets island wide. Call 777 777 85 or visit their online shop www. cwcyprus.com for more details and next day delivery (and also do a home energy waste calculator).

Key features of Bye Bye Standby® Bye Bye Standby®, a home product endorsed by the Energy Saving Trust allows you to remotely cut power to electrical devices in standby mode. The starter kit includes a smart socket, which can control up to 4 electrical devices, and a remote control. It can easily be extended by adding further smart sockets. Simply plug Bye Bye Standby® into a wall socket and then plug your appliance or extension lead into that. Each of your devices can be switched off separately or as a group when you

Bye Bye Standby® gives peace of mind that your appliances are off. It helps with fire prevention, it is ecologically green, helps the planet by reducing your carbon footprint and is a great help to the elderly or those with disabilities who cannot bend down to reach sockets. The only down side that I can see is you cannot route your sky box through one because the timer won’t work.

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LN Featured Interview Beat the Recession LN spoke to a CTO official to find out exactly how the Cyprus Tourism Organisation has coped with the recession and its strategies over the past year to encourage tourism to our beautiful island. Q. From a business perspective what have you observed that has occurred in the market place as a result of the recession? A. Consumers are now careful and selective with their spending and decision making process and consider their options more thoroughly before making a decision on what choice is best for them to spend their money on.

Q. What changes in consumer confidence & spending habits have you noticed? A. People compare value for money and the quality of the service or product on offer. They are sensitive as a result of the crisis and are definitely more conservative.

Q. What impact has this had on your business? A. For the CTO there has been NO impact, we have had a good year. For example: From the UK tourist holiday makers market place there has been an obvious drop in the numbers visiting Cyprus in the past few years, which has been due to the pound (ÂŁ) exchange rate. This declining trend level has now been stabilised. On the other hand other market places such as Russian visitors have dramatically improved with a 50% increase of numbers inbound to the island. The Russian tourist market also falls into our top 1 or 2 categories of high spenders. 20 I LN Magazine

Q. What strategy have you implemented to combat the effects of the recession and changes in consumer spending? A. We have kept prices stable and most importantly not made them any more expensive, especially with this recession and with consumer spending behaviour during these times. We have implemented 2 key elements into our marketing and business strategy: a. We have invested a lot of finance into attracting new airline companies, ones of low cost flights and destination routes. Not just for inbound flights, but also to give people on the island of Cyprus the opportunity to easily visit other destinations at low cost. We are still working on new flights and other available routes as well as making them more frequent. b. We have also worked very closely with Tour operators increasing our levels of co-operation and support to bring even more people into Cyprus; not just focusing purely on the summer season, but also opening up and increasing traveller numbers during the winter period of November through to April.

Q. How did your advertising campaigns and budgets change as a result of the business plans you have put in place to beat the recession? Our Marketing and Advertising spending dramatically dropped in budget to an extent of ₏20 million. As a result we had no option but to reduce some of our key activities and focus on a specific market sector: countries with a proven track record of high levels of travel and spend. We have 3 market categories – high, medium and low with all of our budgets and efforts currently solely concentrated into our high market category group. In the future when the market place regulates we will return to working and promoting into all the three high, medium and low sectors to continue to improve awareness levels of Cyprus as a choice destination to visit. To work on changing the classification of people from countries classed in the lower category and convert them to a higher level, goes hand in hand with continuing to increase the number of visitors to the island and the amount of spend.


Q What results have you achieved as a result of this strategy? We have had a good year. We have increased visiting tourist levels by 12% and revenue by €250 million; 17%.

Q What would be the best advice you could give to other businesses? Quality - Invest in Quality – do not try to save money by cutting back in service levels or increasing costs to the consumer. Consumers are demanding and comparing quality, value and what they get for their money. A crisis can easily prompt businesses to look at trying to save money and cut costs. This would be the worst thing to do where the reputation of the business and establishment could be damaged. Do not be afraid to spend money investing in advertising, quality products and service levels. Use special promotions, low cost, etc., to attract customers old and new, focusing your priority on your known consumer group who will spend and buy into your product and service that is on offer to them.

Outcome Figures show that tourism levels are actually up by nearly 12% in total from all countries visiting Europe and tourist arrivals from countries such as Russia, Romania, Czech Republic and Ukraine have all increased by more than 50%. For actual figures, tourist arrivals from United Kingdom numbered over 400,000 and over 130,000 from Russia. As you can see, CTO have been busy and seem to be coping very well with the economic troubles and there is no reason why your business can’t do the same. One tip they have is to keep up your level of quality; that of your product or service, your reputation and your marketing campaigns. Give promotions to attract the right consumers to spend money with your business, and focus your advertising so that you are reaching your intended consumer. Don’t just go for something because it’s cheaper. Don’t cut all the way back. Be clever about it. What you spend on advertising should be able to give back a good return either in money, customers, reputation or market share. Most businesses have cut back a bit, but having less to spend simply means you have to use it wisely. LN LN Magazine I 21


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Larnaca On Mobility: EU-Project PIMMS Capital

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welve regions in Europe, some of which have already worked together in projects with PIMMS and PIMMS Transfer came together for good practice exchange and the capitalisation of mobility management ideas for transport such as bus lanes, bicycle lanes, traffic systems, etc. The 17 partners have identified fourteen good practices that will be exported between the regions, a total of 32 imports.

This project runs under the INTERREG IVC programme for 26 months. INTERREG IVC supports the coherence of Europe through interregional cooperation and transfer of knowledge and PIMMS Capital will produce an Action Plan for each region, setting out how the key stakeholders will commit to adopting the selected good practices. The project started in October 2010 and is funded by the European Commission with €1.4 Million. The PIMMS Capital objective is to stimulate modal shift towards more sustainable forms of transport by increasing the implementation of high quality mobility management techniques and policies in European regions, and thus capitalise on the experience of PIMMS and PIMMS Transfer. This will involve an extensive range of related stakeholders at municipal and sub-regional level and involve other sources of good practice and expertise, notably other EU-funded projects demonstrating how Mobility Management adds value to the ERDF-funded capital investment in ‘hard-works’, especially Public Transport in Convergence regions. Each partner in this project has identified local or regional specific problems which could be solved by PIMMS Capital. This includes the development of Public Transport, Mobility Management solutions, new approaches to IT based information, passenger 24 I LN Magazine

safety and promotion of sustainable Mobility. The PIMMS CAPITAL Regions P1 Frankfurt (D) P2 Basilicata Region (IT) P3 Veneto Region (IT) P4 South East Regional Assembly (IE) P5 Moravia-Silesia Region (CZ) P6 Region Central Transdanubia (HU) P7 Region West Transdanubia (HU) P8 West Midlands (UK) P9 Region Western Greece (GR) P10 Stockholm (SE) P11 City of Larnaca (CY) P12 City of Sofia (BG) LARNACA’S INVOLVEMENT Larnaka Municipality identified two good practices for import, one from Ireland (South Eastern Region) and one from Germany (Frankfurt). The practices are ‘Bus Priority Corridors, Bicycle Lanes, Park and Ride' and a 'Traffic Monitoring System’. Delegations from the Municipality visited Limerick, Ireland in May 2011 and Frankfurt, Germany in June 2011 where they were briefed by local experts on the good practices. An import workshop is scheduled for mid October 2011 in Larnaca where experts from the two regions will explain and elaborate, to local stakeholders and key decision makers, on the implementation of the good practices in Larnaca. It is worth noticing that during the Ireland visit, Larnaca and its policies and actions on the promotion of sustainable Mobility was presented at a National conference in Dublin in the presence of the Irish Minister for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation. By Richard Bruton


16-22nd September: European Mobility Week

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ince it began in 2002, and every year since, from the 16th until the 22nd September, hundreds of cities across the whole of Europe take part in the European Mobility Week; the largest global event dedicated to sustainable mobility within a city. The aim of the week is to encourage local authorities to promote alternative solutions to cars, and to highlight their positive consequences for public health and the environment.

The excessive use of vehicles in cities, especially of private cars, creates many problems for the health of the residents. Among these are the injuries and deaths which are caused by traffic accidents, respiratory infections and diseases from the atmospheric pollution, as well as chronic diseases, such as obesity and heart diseases which are due to an increase in an inactive way of life. In terms of the fat-related risks for physical and mental health, these include social isolation and the fragmentation of society, which cause traffic congestion and the restriction of public space, as well as sound pollution, which in turn induces sleep disorders and stress. The aim of the Mobility Week is to change the physical behaviour of the public, offering eco-friendly, alternative solutions to the usage of cars. It gives the public the opportunity to taste alternative methods of transport, while providing the local authorities with the chance to test their transport and infrastructure policies. Also, it is a chance for the participating cities to prove how much environmental issues concern them, and for the residents to show their support, through their interest and involvement, for a better life in their urban environment.

Larnaka Municipality, due to its participation in European Programmes that revolve around the theme of sustainable development, places particular importance on this initiative, and has participated continuously for the last eight years with a rich programme of activities for the whole duration of the week. This year, therefore, the Municipality will build on the experience gained from previous years to push for more effective actions, which will contribute to the gradual change in behaviour of the residents and the adoption of the alternative methods of transport, as recommended by this year’s Mobility Week theme. A meeting held recently at the Municipality (with the aim of coordinating the efforts for the organisation of the events for the Mobility Week), was attended by members of the European Commission, the Press and Political Correspondent of the European Commission in Cyprus, Mr. G. Heliopoulos, who expressed his satisfaction at the overall efforts of the Municipality in terms of sustainable mobility. He informed the attendees of the intention of the European Commission to organise this year’s main events for the Mobility Week in Larnaca. The Mayor of Larnaca invites all citizens to take part in this year’s scheduled events for the Mobility Week, which will include cycling trips and a bike ride in the city, cycling competitions, lectures, cycling demonstrations, exhibitions, drawing competitions at various points in the city, etc (relevant information will be posted on the internet website of the Municipality: www. larnaka.com). The Ministry for Communications and Works, in cooperation with the Environmental Department are coordinating the events for all the Municipalities and Communities, and have agreed that Saturday, 17th September will be a day of free transport by bus in the city. Larnaca has all the prerequisites to become an easily accessible city by alternative methods of transport, and to offer to its citizens the pleasure and satisfaction of making transport in the city enjoyable, healthy and safe. [Photographs depicting events from last year’s Mobility Week] LN Magazine I 25


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Years of History: On the 7th of October Larnaca Nautical Club celebrates 60 years since its creation.

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he roots of Larnaca Nautical Club go back to 1934 when sailing began in Larnaca. The founder was the then Larnaca harbourmaster, the late Paul Rossides (also known as Captain Paul). He designed a small sailing boat 16 feet long with a mast and two triangular sails, the big sail was type "Bermuda" and the smaller sail jib. He then instructed Dimitras Skeparnidi, a local boat builder to construct the vessel. The boat was named 'Mersin'. Within 6 weeks the vessel was built, equipped and ready to sail proudly into the blue waters of Larnaca Bay.

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Larnaca newspaper of the time, was preparing a similar boat to 'Mersin'. Once ready, the two sailing boats began competing in friendly races almost every afternoon in the waters of Larnaca bay. From 1936 onwards races were organised with a prize of a pennant, or blue tape of Larnaca. The 'Mersin' was then bought by Andreas Evriviades Wideson who renamed it 'Argo', and who then sailed every day in the summer around the bay of Larnaca. In the following years with the exception of a small break during the second world war, races continued in the bay of Larnaca. After the second world war in 1947 Paul Rossides designed a new and improved version of the 'Argo', with Dimitri Skeparnidi once again as the builder. From 1947 to 1950 Dimitri Skeparnidi and Antonis Kyriakides continued building boats, until there were approximately ten vessels taking part in races at the time. In the late 1940s early 1951 the decision was taken to officially establish the Club and it was named 'Larnaca Nautical Club Flamingo'. The logo was designed by Renos Evryveiadis (Wideson). It depicts a flying flamingo and the colours were deep blue, white and red. The Club became an official member of the International Yacht and Sailing Clubs Association and the first President was Paul Rossides, alongside Vice-President Dimis Demetriou and Secretary Andrew Evryveiadis (Wideson). Regattas were organised on the weekends and the citizens of Larnaca enjoyed watching the exciting races. The organisation of the games did not go unnoticed by the Cyprus government, who then decided to give the Club a building, the now Foreign Immigration and Cyprus Police building, as well as a small dock at the Salt Lake. With the club firmly


established in their first building, regattas were organised continually; sometimes the British soldiers even took part. In the winter of 19521953 after a torrential rain storm the Salt Lake overflowed and the opportunity was taken up to organise races throughout the winter months. As the years went by the club moved around to many different locations and had several Committees and presidents. The club has endured a lot of hard times, but because of the voluntary work provided by the dedicated club members with their strong love of sailing and sponsorship from a few generous individuals and companies, the Club continues to flourish today. Larnaca Nautical Club is currently situated on the Larnaca Dhekelia road. Our Club offers many different sports for the young generation and our goal is to teach the children what a sports activity can offer. Exercise is important in an era of television, computers and computer games; sports help to get kids moving again. Organised sports can help children develop important social skills and they learn to socialise together. Sports offer a fun way to learn about taking turns and following rules. For children of all ages, sports provide important lessons in how to work as a team and be a 'good sport' whether they win or lose and children come to understand that practice, patience and persistence are an important part of life. At present the Club offers Sailing, Canoeing (Kayak), Swimming, Water Polo and is currently working to establish Windsurfing and Triathlon teams. LN

For further information: Canoe-Kayak/Triathlon: 99337400 Swimming: 99595455 or 99834240 Water Polo: 99338651 Sailing/Windsurfing: 99312926

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LARNACA PROJECTS

Larnaca Regeneration: Kition Buried Treasure

by Kleitos Efstratiou (Dip) ARCH

The Geography of the Ancient World made Kition an important Trading post into Europe. The Ancient empire was smelting metals with much of the very precious gold and copper passing through Kition into the rest of the world. Cyprus itself was the most famed source of copper; indeed the Romans called the island Cyprium, which literally means copper. The regeneration of Larnaca includes a new set of excavations, which will initially be under the tennis courts of Larnaca, opposite the AEK fans' club. What lies beneath the ground could be a treasure of ancient knowledge and artifacts. The discovery of precious metals and pottery as well as the remains of the ancient structures are enough to give us an idea of how the ancient people lived. There is a large museum there today with much of the site partially excavated, which has yielded large vases, on display in and around the museum. There is also a little known park to tourists within a short walk from the site, which is sign posted as Kition. The Archaeological park is open to the public and has a large site, which displays the majority of a footprint of a building complex with the base of the walls of the ancient structures intact, enabling us to understand the scale of the buildings of antiquity. The regeneration will provide visitors with a change to their routine from beach combing to experience the rich historical heritage Larnaca has to offer, a stone's throw from the Finnikoudes promenade. A new museum and Archaeological park has been proposed with a completion date scheduled for 2013.

PGA Golf & ATP Tennis: Tersefanou & Alethriko

Larnaca is scheduled to tap into the long established professional golf tourist market, with a new 18-hole par 71 golf course, which will be Cyprus' only PGA standard golf course. The project has been suffering delays and doubts, but the developers who have built new housing in the area have kept the pressure on to push the project through as close to schedule as possible. The village is set to be transformed with an elevated club house and training centre, which will provide instruction within a water featured park. It will also provide spa and banqueting, as well as conference facilities. It is due for completion in 2014. The nearby village of Alethriko is also being developed for sports with a scheduled sports centre to cater for professional tennis tournaments as well as indoor sports. The new sports centre will be a 5 minute drive from Tersefanou Golf complex. The tennis courts will house 5,000 seated visitors as approved by the International Tennis Federation for world-class tennis tournaments like the ATP 500 and the WTA. There will also be facilities for hockey, basketball, mini football, volleyball, boxing, Olympic standard gymnastics and ice skating within a large scale sports centre next to the tennis courts. It is also due to be completed in 2014. 32 I LN Magazine


Images from left to right: A) current excavation site at Kition B) museum of Kition (main picture) C) tennis club entrance D) archeology park information E) Road of current museum where new excavation is to begin

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Larnaca: Cultural Life Framework of the Larnaka Throughout the years Larnaca has Municipality’s Events for 2011 always been a pioneer in the cultural September life of our homeland. The experience ►International Festival “Kypria 2011” – music, dance and theatre with the participation of soloists of many decades in organising events and ensembles from Cyprus and abroad at the Pattichion Municipal Amphitheatre & the Larnaca includes all genres of artistic activity Municipal Theatre, organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Larnaka Municipality and led necessarily to the creation of ►6th Mediterranean Folklore Dance Festival – at the Seafront Stage, organised by the Cultural the relevant substructure. Today the Heritage Association of Nicosia and the Larnaka Municipality Larnaka Municipality boasts numerous October indoor and outdoor venues, which ►Zenonion Free University of Larnaca – lectures by university professors (October – March) in the hosts various kinds of cultural creativity House of Letters and Arts organised by the Larnaka Municipality, University of Cyprus & Larnaca all year round. Progressive Movement Some of them are the open-air Pattichion Municipal Amphitheatre (operating from May to October) with a capacity of 2000 seats, the Municipal Theatre with space for 400 spectators, the Garden Theatre within the walls of the Medieval Castle (operating from May to October) with 400 seats, the permanent Seafront Stage, the Municipal Gallery, the House of Letters and Arts, the Foundation of Cultural Creativity for Children and Young People, the Municipal Conservatory, the Museum of Natural History and the Historical Archives – Museum. Furthermore, the Larnaka Municipality takes advantage of the numerous picturesque squares, the Marina Pier, the archeological places and sights for promoting its cultural heritage. A number of private institutions also play an important role in the cultural life of the town, such as the Regional Theatre SKALA, the Stas Paraschos Art College, the Larnaca District Archeological Museum, the Pierides Museum, the St. Lazarus Byzantine Museum as well as many private music, art and dance schools. The Larnaka Municipality offers to Cypriot and foreign spectators a scheduled and detailed high level cultural program, which attracts not only local habitants, but also many tourists. Some events, such as the “Festival of Classical Music” with international participation, the “Kataklysmos Fair”, the biggest folkloric festival with a duration of six days, the “World Famous Musicals” with authentic productions from the London West End Stage, the “Larnaca Festival” every July and the “European Cultural Winter “ (November – March) featuring famous artists from all over the world, are known beyond the frontiers of Cyprus and attract groups of tourists who combine these cultural highlights with their holidays on the Island. 34 I LN Magazine

►October 27, Festivities on the occasion of the National Day of the 28th October 1940 at the Larnaca Municipal Theatre organised by Larnaka Municipality & the Educational Organisations POED, OELMEK & OLTEK ►October 28, Parade on the occasion of the National Day of the 28th October 1940 organised by the Larnaka Municipality & the Educational Organisations POED, OELMEK & OLTEK

November ►November 1 – 15, Fortnight of Larnaca Amateurs Artistic Creation - with the participation of choirs, orchestras, dancing groups & theatre groups at the Larnaca Municipal Theatre, organised by the Larnaka Municipality ►European Cultural Winter in Larnaca – music, dance & theatre with the participation of soloists and ensembles from Cyprus and abroad (November – March) at the Larnaca Municipal Theatre organised by the Larnaka Municipality ►Zenonion Free University of Larnaca – lectures by university professors (October – March) in the House of Letters and Arts organised by the Larnaka Municipality, the University of Cyprus & the Larnaca Progressive Movement December ►European Cultural Winter in Larnaca – music, dance & theatre with the participation of soloists and ensembles from Cyprus and abroad (November – March) at the Larnaca Municipal Theatre organised by the Larnaka Municipality ►Zenonion Free University of Larnaca – lectures by university professors (October – March) in the House of Letters and Arts organised by the Larnaka Municipality, the University of Cyprus & the Larnaca Progressive Movement ►Musical Sundays – series of cultural events with traditional songs and dances, classical and


ALL YEAR ROUND EVENTS Larnaca Municipal Gallery Fine Art exhibitions with works by Cypriot and foreign artists; exhibitions with works of the Municipality’s collection; exhibitions in collaboration with cultural foundations and other municipal galleries Every Wednesday Larnaca Walks - “LARNACA - PAST AND PRESENT” (Free participation), Starting point: CTO Information Office, Larnaca Organised by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation & Larnaka Municipality Starting time: 10:00 a.m. contemporary music (December – April) at the Seafront Stage, organised by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation ►December 17 - 24, Christmas events in all venues of the town organised by the Larnaka Municipality ►December 31, New Years Eve Celebrations, Concert at the Europe Square & Fireworks organised by the Larnaka Municipality ►Musical Sundays – series of cultural events with traditional songs and dances, classical and contemporary music (November – April) at the Seafront Stage, organised by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation

Every Friday Larnaca Walks - “SCALA (Larnaca) – ITS CRAFTSMEN” (Free participation) Starting point: Larnaca Fort (Larnaca Medieval Museum), Larnaca Seafront Organised by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation & Larnaka Municipality Starting time: 10:00 a.m.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS Cultural Services of Larnaka Municipality 24657745 & 24629333 Email: culturalservices@larnaka.com Larnaca Municipal Theatre 24665795 Larnaca Municipal Gallery 24658848 Larnaca Municipal Museum of Natural History 24652569 Email: nhmuseum@larnaka.com

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LARNAKA MUNICIPALITY: DIARY OF EVENTS SEPTEMBER 2011 MUSIC Friday 2 8:30 p.m. LARNACA MUNICIPAL THEATRE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL KYPRIA 2011 Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra “With Youthful Passion” Concert with international participation and with works by P. I. Tchaikovsky & G. Mahler Soloist: Melina Harrer-Kanthou (violin) Director / Conductor: Ayis Ioannides Admission: €12 & €7 (students, soldiers, pensioners) MUSIC Friday 2 9:00 p.m. LARNACA PATTICHION MUNICIPAL AMPHITHEATRE Concert “Dimitra Galani – Vassilikos. Summer 2011” Admission €25 THEATRE Saturday 3, Sunday 4 & Monday 5 8:30 p.m. LARNACA PATTICHION MUNICIPAL AMPHITHEATRE Harry Klynn Theatre Group Comedy “Oust Koprites…” (in Greek) Stage director: Harry Klynn Leading actors: Harry Klynn, Markos Lezes, Anna Pantzeli, Giannis Topalidis, Dimitris Minaretzis Admission €20 & €10 (children up to 12 years old)

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THEATRE Wednesday 7 8:30 p.m. LARNACA MUNICIPAL THEATRE Theatre Group “Nea Genia” (New Generation) “Themata Kardias” by Ioannis Theodosiou (in Greek language) Stage direction: Ioannis Theodosiou Admission €5 (free admission for children under the age of 5) MUSIC Saturday 10 9:00 p.m. LARNACA MEDIEVAL FORT Musical evening with “rembetiki” and “laiki” music and songs from Asia Minor with the singer Sofia Papazoglou and the Cypriot “Neorembetes” Ensemble accompanied by Nikos Tatasopoulos (bouzouki) & Daso Kourti (accordion) Organised by the Pancyprian Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF) Admission €15 DANCE Monday 12 8:30 p.m. LARNACA MUNICIPAL THEATRE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL KYPRIA 2011 Dance Group X-it Contemporary dance performance “Waltz” Choreography: Fotis Nikolaou Stage direction: Thanasis Georgiou & Fotis Nikolaou Admission €15 & €10 (students, soldiers & pensioners) EXHIBITION Friday 16 7:00 p.m. LARNACA MUNICIPAL GALLERY 6th Mediterranean Folklore Dance Festival Opening of the Traditional Mediterranean Costumes’ exhibition & Croatian fashion show with designs based on ethnic costumes Duration: 16 – 20 September 2011 Opening hours: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The Festival is organised within the framework of events for the common attempt of nine Municipalities of winning the title ”Nicosia 2017. European Capital of Culture” Organised by the Larnaka Municipality & the Cultural Heritage Association of Nicosia


MUSIC Friday 16 8:30 p.m. LARNACA MEDIEVAL FORT Musical tribute to the greatest female voices of all times. The social contribution of women through art Participating: Stella Georgiadou (voice), Krinio Nikolaou (piano / voice) Nefeli Martaki (violin), Klelia Fani Charisi (text / presentation) Organised by the Larnaka Municipality & the Christina A. Apostolou Foundation Admission €10 MUSIC Friday 16 8:30 p.m. LARNACA MUNICIPAL THEATRE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL KYPRIA 2011 Cyprus Symphony Orchestra Operetta “The Godson” (O Vaftistikos) by Theofrastos Sakellarides Libretto written by the composer Soloist: Katerina Mina (soprano), Vivien Cooksley (mezzo soprano) Nikos Stefanou (tenor) & Michalis Katsoulis (baritone) with the participation of the “Aris Choir” of Limassol under the direction of Marinos Mitellas Conductor: Giorgos Aravidis Admission: €12 & €7 (students, soldiers, pensioners) CHARITY EVENT Saturday 17 5:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. LARNACA MUNICIPAL GARDEN PLAYGROUND OF THE CHRISTINA A. APOSTOLOU FOUNDATION “Festival of Love and Humanity” Varied entertaining program for the whole family. Charity event organised by the Christina A. Apostolou Foundation Admission free ATHLETICS Saturday 17 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. LARNACA MUNICIPAL GARDEN European Mobility Week “I love to bike around Larnaca” Event for all citizens (6 km route) Participation free THEATRE Saturday 17 8:30 p.m. LARNACA PATTICHION MUNICIPAL AMPHITHEATRE Central Stage of Doros Kyriakides Comedy “Tis Soultanas to Kangelo” (in Greek) Stage director: Doros Kyriakides. Leading actors: Olga Potamitou, Doros Kyriakides, Kostas Schoiniou, Giorgos Nikolaou, Christina Terezopoulou, Stella Potamitou, Elisabet Mpakki, Michalis Stylianou Admission free DANCE Saturday 17, Sunday 18 & Monday 19 8:00 p.m. SEAFRONT STAGE 6th Mediterranean Folklore Dance Festival Opening of the Festival with the parade of the ensembles: Saturday 17, 7:00 p.m. Athens Avenue

The Festival is organised within the framework of events for the common attempt of nine Municipalities of winning the title ”Nicosia 2017. European Capital of Culture” Organised by the Larnaka Municipality & the Cultural Heritage Association of Nicosia CHILDRENS’ EVENT Sunday 18 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. LARNACA PATTICHION MUNICIPAL PARK European Mobility Week “Treasure Hunt” Entertaining game for children at the age 6-12 Participation free THEATRE Tuesday 20 8:30 p.m. LARNACA PATTICHION MUNICIPAL AMPHITHEATRE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL KYPRIA 2011 “Othello” by William Shakespeare Stage direction: Giorgos Kimoulis & Konstantinos Markoulakis. Leading actors: Giorgos Kimoulis, Konstantinos Markoulakis, Smaragda Karydi, Alexandros Mpourdoumis, Gogo Mprempou Admission €15 & €10 (students, soldiers & pensioners) LN Magazine I 37


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LARNAKA MUNICIPALITY: DIARY OF EVENTS SEPTEMBER 2011 MUSIC Friday 23 6:30 p.m. LARNACA MUNICIPAL THEATRE Afternoon family concert for children at the age of 3 ½ - 7 ½ years and their parents Cyprus Symphony Orchestra “Peter and the Wolf” by Sergei Prokofiev The work will be accompanied by the puppets theatre of Thoukydidis Michanikos Conductor: Giorgos Kountouris Admission free (free entrance vouchers available at the theatre box office) THEATRE Monday 26 8:30 p.m. LARNACA PATTICHION MUNICIPAL AMPHITHEATRE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL KYPRIA 2011 Musical comedy “Gentlemen prefer blondes” by Joseph Fields & Anita Loos Stage direction: Vasilis Myrianthopoulos Leading actors: Dimos Mpeke, Elia Ioannidou, Lefteris Salomidis, Christiana Larkou, Antonis Lapithiotis, Diomidis Koufteros a.o. Admission €15 & €10 (students, soldiers & pensioners) MUSIC Wednesday 28 8:30 p.m. LARNACA MUNICIPAL THEATRE Cyprus Opera Organisation “Don Giovanni” by W. A. Mozart Stage direction: Vera Petrova Conductor: Giorgos Kountouris Artistic direction: Tsveta Christoforou, Marios Kyriacou Admission €20 & €15 (sponsors, students) MUSIC Wednesday 28 8:30 p.m. LARNACA PATTICHION MUNICIPAL AMPHITHEATRE Concert - Anna Vissi: UNPLUGGED. LIVE Admission €35 & €20 (for children under the age of 12 years)

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FOOD FACTS

Octapodi Done Right

Go to a good restaurant, order fresh Octopus (cooked, I don't mean wriggling on your plate) and you'll get food that's tender and tasty. Go to a bad restaurant and you'll get Octopus that's rubbery to the point that you might as well be eating the sole of your boot. That really is how Octopus is. When it's cooked well, it makes for a gorgeous meal. When it's cooked bad, it's horrible.

Greece is famous for beautifully tender Octopus and many Cypriot fishermen have picked up the same tricks of the trade, but do you know how they actually tenderise and prepare an Octopus before throwing it on the grill to cook? If you don't, it's not the most ceremonious event you'll ever read about, but it is enlightening. We at LN decided to find out how it's done from the Editor's relative in Greece, who often helps a friend that frequently catches fresh Octopus and cooks it beautifully. He said, "To catch them is easy; we just put out some jars in the sea and the next day we check them to see if any Octopuses have made a home in one. If we're lucky, we have an Octopus sitting there waiting for us!" It's the next bit that the Editor of LN was a bit shocked about, but the rest of us weren't really that fazed. Meat eaters should generally have learned to accept the way their food is created. The LN relative continued with long winded taletelling and bravado, but the most important part was, "To tenderise a larger Octopus we take it by the head and throw it against the floor or a flat rock. Then we rub it around a bit on the rock to get rid of the slime that comes out. We do this again a few times, because although the Octopus isn't alive, the muscles will still contract. Once we throw it down and the tentacles just flop and don't contract, we stop, rinse it off and hang it up until we're ready to cook it." The Editor of LN paled a bit during the story, but that is, according to our new friend in Greece, and probably the Editor's now least favourite relative, the traditional Greek way of tenderising and preparing a freshly caught Octopus! LN 42 I LN Magazine

Octapodi Facts

The well armed octopus has a secret weapon. Concealed in the folds of its body lies a sackful of ink, which the octopus secretes to ward off or confuse its enemies. However, its main defence is to not be seen, either by hiding, or using camouflage. Octopuses have two eyes and four pairs of legs and make their home generally in a hole or rock crevices in shallow water, particularly in coral reefs and the ocean floor. Octopuses have a short life expectancy; depending on the species, an octopus can have a natural life expectancy of between 6 months and 5 years. Octopuses actually often have genetically programmed deaths; males can only live for a few months after mating and the females die shortly after the hatching of their eggs. They also, interestingly, have three hearts, show problem-solving skills and the capability for short and long-term memory.

Word Facts Octopus comes from the Greek word Octapodi. Pronounced Ochta-podi, Octo in Greek is eight and Podi translates to leg. Hence an eightlegged creature!


FOOD & DRINK


TRADITIONAL RECIPE

For the Enthusiast Halloumi cheese or Halloumi is a traditional Cypriot cheese popular in the Middle East and Greece, and now made in many countries and regions around the world. Traditional artisan Halloumi cheese is made from unpasteurised goats milk, sheeps milk or a combination of the two. Similar to Mozzeralla the cheese is white, with a distinctive layered texture, and has a salty flavor which is much stronger, saltier and drier when left to age in brine solution. Halloumi is often garnished with mint to add to the taste, but traditionally this was added as a preserve.

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The Halloumi cheese is made with only two ingredients: goat milk and rennet. The lack of cultures causes this cheese to be rather bland, and mint leaves are used to impart flavour to it. Some modern recipes also call for the addition of a mesophilic starter culture to add more flavour.

Method: Warm the milk to 90°F. Add the rennet to the water, and stir into the milk. Continue to stir for 30-60 seconds to distribute the rennet evenly. Let the milk rest for 10-15 minutes until the surface has gelled. You can check for gelling by lightly touching the surface of the milk with the flat side of a small spoon. If the spoon leaves an indent, it has gelled. Multiply the amount of time until surface gelling by 2, and wait that much longer before cutting the curd into 2″ pieces with a long knife. Let the curd pieces rest for a further 10 minutes, then cut them into smaller, 1/2″ pieces. And finally let the smaller pieces rest for 10 more minutes. Now, stir the curds gently for 10-15 minutes to encourage the whey to separate. Pour the curds into a cheese cloth-lined colander placed over a pot (you will be using this pot of whey later), and let it drain for several hours until no whey is left standing with the curds. At this point, you can add about 1/2 tsp. chopped mint into the curds, or wait and place mint inside the folded pieces of cheese at the end of the process. Fold the cheese cloth over the curds and press with your hands to remove any excess whey and to fuse the curds together. If the curds are still very loose and moist, place a weight on top and continue to let drain. When the curds are dry enough to stick together well, cut them into approximately 2″ wide strips. Bring the pot of drained whey almost to a boil (around 195°F), and drop in the cheese strips. Let cook for about 10-15 minutes, or until the strips float to the surface. Remove the strips from the whey, lightly salt each side, and let cool for 1-2 hours.

how to make your own Ingredients: •1/2 gallon whole goat milk •1/8 tsp. rennet •1/8 cup water •1/2 tsp. chopped mint (optional) Special Utensils •Cheese Cloth •Lined Colander

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How to store Halloumi To store the Halloumi, you can make a brine solution of 1/2 cup salt dissolved in 1 quart water. It is traditional to fold the cheese slices in half, making a “U” shape Add mint leaves inside the folded portion), before storing in the brine. The brine will keep your Halloumi good for several months, and the flavour will increase with storage time.


For Parents: Cooking For Little Ones Cooking for toddlers and growing children presents some unique challenges. While you want to provide them with those ever so important nutrients, it is often difficult to get them to eat those foods that are best for their growing bodies. We are all probably well aware of the food pyramid and the number of servings our children need of healthy grains, proteins, fruits, vegetables, and calcium products. However, getting them to eat these nourishing products is another matter entirely. The good news when cooking for children is that you do not necessarily need to incorporate all the important nutrients into dinner food. The truth of the matter is that raw cucumbers, which are thinly sliced and sprinkled with salt make a much healthier snack than potato chips and many little ones love this healthy snack. You get a vegetable in their system and they are getting a treat at snack time. The same holds true for melon and cantaloupes. These make excellent snacks and are a much-needed fruit in the little ones’ diets. When it comes to cooking for little ones, however, man, woman, and child cannot live on macaroni and cheese alone. It’s been tried

easier than ever before too. Fresh fruits and vegetables are best whenever possible and luckily there is a great range to choose from in Cyprus. However, if you cannot manage fresh, you should avoid canned fruits and veg (fruits especially as they are often swimming in sugary sweetness) whenever possible. Frozen is far preferable to canned food when it comes to both fruit and vegetables, as there are often fewer additives. If you need some great meal ideas that are kid friendly and easy on the budget, you can often find recipes readily available in books and online. You can meet your child’s calcium and dairy product needs by adding milk as the drink

cooking for little ones and tested and failed miserably. Try mixing things up whenever you can while keeping meals kid-friendly. It is important that you try to introduce whole grains, proteins, and vegetables whenever possible at meal times in your home. The good news is that there are many prepackaged convenience foods that are introducing whole grains like never before in order to meet the growing demand of consumers for healthier meals that can be prepared with little fan fare or fuss. Cooking healthier meals for kids is now 46 I LN Magazine

of choice for meals or a slice of cheese melted over their favourite vegetable. Ice cream, yoghurt, and pudding also make excellent calcium rich treats - in moderation of course! Encourage your children to try new things rather than cooking the same few meals over and over again that you know they like to eat. This prevents two things from happening; First of all, it helps to keep you interested when cooking for your children, rather than getting bored of the repeated process. Secondly, it allows your children to try new flavours and textures and


a unique challenge form opinions by themselves. By trying new things they will learn not only about the things they dislike, but also the foods they really enjoy.

the things they had a hand in preparing as a matter of accomplishment and pride. It’s psychological warfare, but all is fair in war and dinnertime.

You should also keep in mind that your children are people too, like all of us. Just as you have foods you like and dislike they also will develop tastes over time. Those tastes may also change in time as well. It’s frustrating, I know, to spend time and money preparing a meal only to have your child push the plate away and refuse to even try the meal. For this, I recommend enlisting their help in the kitchen. Children are much more likely to eat

Perhaps the greatest gift you can give yourself (much greater than the help in the kitchen) is that they will learn to better appreciate your culinary efforts and eat peacefully rather than sullenly. This tactic has met with great success in many a household when cooking for little ones. Hopefully, you will enjoy the same degree of success as well. LN LN Magazine I 47


The Celebrity Fashion Phenomenon: What is So Alluring About It?

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o you have a favourite movie or television star? If you do, have you ever wondered what their personal life was like? If you have, you are definitely not alone. In today’s society, it seems as if many individuals are interested in knowing the latest news or gossip surrounding today’s most popular stars. In addition to who is dating who, a focus is also placed on celebrity fashions. In fact, there are many out there who wish that they could dress and look like one of their favourite celebrities and this feeling is quite common.

When it comes to examining the celebrity fashion phenomenon it is actually difficult to come up with an answer as to why it is so popular. Different individuals like to look and dress like celebrities for different reasons, some of which are easier to explain than others. Just a few of the many reasons why the celebrity fashion phenomenon has gained such a following are touched on below. The thing about celebrities is that they are popular and well-known. In fact, many celebrities cannot even leave their homes without being recognised and prodded for autographs by fans. While many celebrities wish that they could change this, there are many ‘everyday’ individuals who wish that they had their own fan following or wish that they were as popular. Although dressing a certain way or in a certain style of clothing isn’t necessarily guaranteed to make you more popular, there are many individuals out there who think that it does. These are often the individuals who regularly check out the latest in celebrity fashion trends. 48 I LN Magazine

Another one of the many reasons why the celebrity fashion phenomenon is continuing to increase in numbers is because celebrities are often known for their up to date fashion choices. If you were to turn your television on to a fashion show or even just a news channel, read a fashion magazine, or visit an online celebrity gossip website, there is a good chance that you will find a celebrity being complimented on their good taste in clothing. Most ‘everyday’ individuals aren’t always complimented on their clothing or fashion accessories, although many wish that they were. For that reason many individuals copy celebrity fashions because it keeps them up to date with the fashion world. Although there are some out there who view the celebrity fashion phenomenon as an unhealthy obsession, there is actually really nothing wrong with keeping up with the latest in celebrity fashions. What you need to remember though is that just because it looks good on a celebrity, doesn’t necessarily mean that the same thing will look good on you. You should also keep price in mind. Many celebrities


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Photography: Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde arrive for the UK Premiere of Cowboys and Aliens at the Cineworld, 02 Arena in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Tim Whitby/ Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

have near unlimited financial resources; therefore, the cost of clothing and fashion accessories isn’t always an issue for them, but it may be for you. Of course, you can dress like a celebrity if you want to, but you need to remember that celebrity fashions regularly change; there is no need for you to go broke trying to afford the hottest trends that may only last for a few weeks. In short, the celebrity fashion phenomenon is one that is regularly discussed by fashion experts, as well as product manufacturers and clothing designers. With the celebrity fashion phenomenon at its current state, it is not uncommon to find designers trying their best to get their latest fashions appearing on today’s hottest celebrities for this sole reason. LN LN Magazine I 49


Fashion Shows: Not Just for the Rich and Famous

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here is a good chance that you have heard of a fashion show before, but have you ever attended one? Unfortunately, there are many individuals who believe that fashion shows are only for the rich and famous, not the ‘everyday’ individual. While this may have been true at one point in time, it isn’t anymore, and it’s easy to see with all the smaller fashion shows taking place just around your corner in Cyprus. For that reason, if you are interested in getting out to see a fashion show, you are encouraged to do so.

When it comes to attending a fashion show, many individuals do not do so in fear of feeling out of place. As previously mentioned, fashion shows aren’t just for the rich and famous, but many people cannot seem to get that myth out of their minds. Many individuals out there ask themselves, ‘why should I attend a fashion a fashion show?


looking to learn more about in fashion, you should be able to find a number of fashion shows that can give you what you need. Fashion shows can even be attended simply for a good time. There is nothing like grabbing a group of friends and going to see a fashion show. And did you know that Cyprus has many fashion shows happening all year round. In addition to shows being held in well-known fashion cities, like New York and Paris, fashion shows are also held here in Cyprus, in Nicosia, Larnaca, Limassol and all over the island. Whether the fashion show you want to attend is held in glitzy New York or Paris or simply here in Cyprus where you can see local fashion trends near you, have a great time and take some friends. You really don’t need to have a reason to attend a fashion show. If you want to attend one, even if it is just to see what one is like, start making your arrangements as soon as possible. LN

In all honesty, you really don’t need a reason to attend a fashion show, but if you are looking for one, you'll want to continue reading on. One of the greatest reasons as to why someone attends a fashion show is if they run a fashion store, a clothing store, or a clothing accessory store. If you run any one of these stores, there is a good chance that you want to make sure that your stores are carrying the latest trends in fashion. While you may not necessarily end up buying clothing from the designer(s) featured at a fashion show, you may get a good idea of what is currently, or will soon be, popular. This can help you when it comes to buying merchandise for your store. In a way, attending a fashion show can help to improve the success and profits of your business. In keeping with those who attend fashion shows for business reasons, if you run a fashion consulting business, you may also want to think about attending a fashion show. Fashion shows regularly focus on the latest and upcoming fashion trends. If you are in the business of providing expert advice, tips, and knowledge to those who want to improve their fashion sense, fashion shows can be a great research tool for you. It is also important to mention that fashion shows come in a number of different formats. For instance, you can find fashion shows that focus on plus sized clothing, work wear, swimwear, eveningwear, weddings, men, women and teens. Although those who run a fashion related business are more likely to benefit from attending a fashion show, you can also use fashion shows to your own personal advantage. If you are just interested in looking your best or interested in learning how you can incorporate the latest fashion trends into your wardrobe, attend a fashion show. As previously stated, fashion shows come in a number of different formats; therefore, no matter what you are LN Magazine I 51


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Beauty Tips: Make-Up Application Made Easy

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The Four Steps to Flawless Skin 1. To apply perfect looking foundation, start by moisturising well and leaving your skin for 5 minutes or so to allow the moisture to absorb into the skin. Now prepare your skin by using i - prime, which will allow your foundation to glide on more smoothly and help your make-up stay on all day! 2. Now apply i - perfect foundation. To choose the right colour, test along the jaw line to find a colour that will easily blend with your neck colour and avoid obvious lines. Now apply the foundation area by area starting with the forehead, cheeks, chin then nose. Start in the middle of each area and blend outwards. 3. For the under eye area use i - conceal fluid concealer. Apply with the built in brush and pat dry with your finger. Apply a little more to any areas that might need more attention like red cheeks or blemishes. 4. For a slightly more matt finish use i - finish loose powder. Apply in light circles along the T-zone with a Large Powder Brush. This will also give your foundation some real staying power. Creating the Perfect Smoky Eye Look 1. To create dramatic smoky eyes, begin with the i - smoulder pencil in Charcoal. Use the pencil end inside the lower lash to draw a subtle line and blink hard a few times. Repeat this process to build the colour up inside the eye. Now sketch along the top 54 I LN Magazine

lash line. This doesn’t need to be really neat at this point. Now using your finger (or a Small Eye Shadow Brush) blend the eyeliner up over the moving part of the eyelid. 2. Using the eye shadow end of i - smoulder apply the cream eye shadow over the top of the blended eyeliner and all over the moving part of the eyelid. 3. For a more dramatic look use i - shadow in Laguna. With an eye shadow brush apply the darkest colour to the outside corners of the eye and blend inwards through the socket line. Now apply a little of the same colour under the lower lashes. Use the Blending Eye Shadow Brush for a smooth finish. 4. Now apply plenty of mascara. Tip Smoky eyes can be a very striking look. It works well to use a natural toned lip colour like i - pout in Nudity or i - define in Rosie to maintain the balanced look. Choosing Eyeliners Choosing the right eyeliner for you can be tricky. Here is a guide to choosing the right product and application technique to achieve the look that suits you best. i - line is a professional length, triangular shaped kohl pencil. Pencil eyeliners are perfect for a softer smudgier look and can easily be blended using the Angled Eye Shadow Brush. Apply in dots in-between


the lashes for a more natural look or inside the lower lashes to create drama. i - flick is a double ended waterproof liquid liner and pencil. This product is perfect for women who like a stronger ‘flicky’ retro style line. Pull your eyelid slightly to the side to create some tension and then gently draw along the lash line as close to the lashes as possible. To create a flick lift the line slightly toward the outside edges. i - gel is a creamy gel eyeliner that dries to a long wearing finish. It is perfect for blending to create smoky eyes, but will also give an intense line if applied with the i - gel liner brush. For soft smoky lines that really will last all evening, use i - gel along the lash line and blend upwards using a Blending Eye Shadow Brush. For a more intense line, carefully line along the upper lash line with the brush provided and allow to dry.

How to Create that Healthy Glow Our baked powders have been specifically designed to give the skin that healthy glow; here’s how... Bronze With the Powder Brush apply i - bronze to where the sun would naturally hit the face, this is normally the tops of the cheek bones, the forehead, bridge of the nose and tip of the chin. Blend all over the face using a figure of eight movement. Glow Now with the same brush apply i - glow in Ice Pop to the apples of the cheeks - simply smile and apply to the middle of the fleshy part of the cheek and blend backwards towards the ear. Shimmer For that golden glow, finish with i - glow in Sirocco or Coral Crush. Use the Blusher Brush and dust along the tops of the cheek bones for perfect shimmering highlights. LN Magazine I 55


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The July/August Competition page was sponsored by CID Make Up and the Body Shop Congratulations to Last Month's Competition Winners!

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Backyard Campouts: The Perfect Nighttime Activity Each year, millions of people all over the world head out to their local campgrounds. Camping in the great outdoors is any camper’s dream; however, not everyone is able to camp at a campground. In Cyprus, if you can’t go to campgrounds in the Troodos mountains, don’t miss out on camping altogether. Do some backyard camping or beach camping. You may very well find that it is the perfect outdoor family activity, especially in the evening.

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ach year, millions of people all over the world head out to their local campgrounds. Camping in the great outdoors is any camper’s dream; however, not everyone is able to camp at a campground. In Cyprus, if you can’t go to campgrounds in the Troodos mountains, don’t miss out on camping altogether. Do some backyard camping or beach camping. You may very well find that it is the perfect outdoor family activity, especially in the evening.

backyard camping cuts down on the hassle of most camping trips. You can camp in a safe area, be familiar with the area you are in and have a great time. Also if physical safety is a concern for you when going on long camping trips then backyard camping can almost completely eliminate that for you. Backyard campouts are popular amongst those with children, especially young children. When it comes to camping, there are many children who are not at the right age to go. Whether it is due to unfamiliar territory, uncomfortable sleeping spaces, or being away from what they know, there are many children that are unable to handle a camping trip. Camping in your own back garden however means that they still Backyard Camping: Although camping in your back get to enjoy a great outdoor time. garden may not seem glamorous, it can be a fun and exciting adventure. In fact, it is an adventure While backyard campouts are ideal for those with that thousands of families enjoy each year. Backyard small children, campouts are also fun for everyone camping is popular for a wide variety of different else. Many individuals, including adults without reasons, including the fact that it is easy. You don’t children, enjoy backyard camping because it is have to worry about getting yourself to a campsite, convenient, safe, and free. If you are interested or take all of your supplies either. In most cases, in having a backyard campout, you will have to 62 I LN Magazine


decide which supplies you will need. Depending on your preference, you may be able to sleep in a tent or underneath the stars. In addition to sleeping equipment, you may want to think about backyard toys, food, drinks, and snacks. Marshmallows are a favourite with most people, and in Cyprus people simply roast them over a safely lit and kept fire using the barbecue that is a staple of most homes across the island. And try to plan so that you don’t have to go back inside the house while you’re camping, creating a real camping experience only a few feet away from your home. Beach Camping: Beach Camping can be fun too. It’s a little more out of the way than your back garden of course, but it’s not so far that it should be a big task to undertake. More preparation is needed and you should be taking everything that you could possibly need to camp out on the beach. There are of course two options though in Cyprus. Thousands of people all over the island each year take to the beaches with their tables and chairs, quiet music, night lights and barbecues. They enjoy a night full of song and stories

and then when everyone is full and fatigued, they head home for a good night’s rest, waking the next morning with some funny stories of the previous night. However there is also the option of going to a designated beach campsite where you can pitch a tent on the beach and sleep there overnight. The prices are cheap too; you can pay anything between €1 and €6 per person per night. Some things to take, include: pillows and sleeping bags for those not accustomed to hard ground; insect repellent (a definite must unless you have an unusual attraction to bug bites); a small gas camping stove for heating up your food (baked beans are a camper’s bread and butter, although bread and butter is nice to bring along too!); plenty of drinking water to sustain you through the day and some plastic/paper plates, cups and cutlery along with a rubbish bag to put them in; as well as sun screen to protect your precious skin from UV rays. As a note for camping enthusiasts, the Cyprus Forestry Department has 3 campsites open all year round (though the extra facilities are likely closed during the winter) if you prefer a forest camping trip. LN

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Tech Tips: Automating Photo Editing at Home...

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et rid of that time consuming hassle that occurs after every bout of photo taking. Even many professionals don’t realise that a common concept back in the MS-DOS days of computers is still usable today to automate editing pictures on your Computer for printing later on. If you ever used MS-DOS you might remember that to perform a function you would have to type in a command including all of the directory paths until you got to the file you wanted. As you can imagine, if you had to do this every time, it would be rather bothersome. Thus the inception of batch files. The batch files contained these commands on their own lines so that executing the batch file would then prompt all of these commands at once; nice and simple. Of course this was not required once Windows’ point and click Operating Systems came along, but batch files are still used for various computer tasks today. And this is where photo editing comes into play. I’ve also got a heads up tip at the bottom for those of you who’ve come back from the photo printing shop upset that you can’t get your pictures printed because they’ve told you the DPI is too low (when in fact they mean PPI(pixels per inch))! Using the latest Photoshop, which can be downloaded on a free trial basis from their official website, you can automate photo editing using what they have called a Batch, for editing that you regularly do to your pho-

tos. Here are some step by step instructions to help you along the way: 1. First of all, always make backups of your pictures before you edit them because they cannot be replaced if something goes wrong. I can’t stress this enough. I learned the hard way and I’m letting you know so that you don’t have to. 2. Open a photo in Photoshop and then have in mind what it is you want to have automated. It could be changing the resolution of the image, the DPI of the image, lighting, changing RGB to Greyscale, etc. 3. Click on Window at the top and then Actions (or Alt+F9). You’ll have to create the action you want to automate once and then you won’t have to do it again. There are default created actions in this panel, if you’d like to try using those just skip to Point 8. 4. The Actions panel should come up now and here you click the button in the bottom right of the panel to create a new action. Then name your action, e.g. Lighting, and then click Record. 5. Photoshop is now recording your every click. This is important; only once you click to confirm an action will it be recorded. So if, in my case, I want to make my picture brighter using lighting effects and then press OK, it will be recorded in my new action ‘Lighting’. 6. Once I’ve done that I want to save over my backed up photo (which is a JPEG), so I click File and then Save. 7. And lastly I click the stop button on the Action Panel (next to the currently highlighted record button). 8. Now create a folder and put all the photos you want to perform an automated task on inside it. 9. Now click File – Automate – Batch… then choose your Action, in my case ‘Lighting’. Then I choose the Folder I created with my photos in as my source: Folder and Click OK. Now just watch the magic happen! Photoshop will automatically apply that Action to all of the pictures inside your chosen folder and eliminate all that time that you spend doing the same old task to your hundreds of photos. Enjoy! LN LN Magazine I 65


Motoring Madness MotoGP 2011

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he MotoGP 2011 started on the Losail Circuit in Qatar in March 2011 with a 22 lap race that saw Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner come out on top with a thrilling race, finishing 3.440s ahead of reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo of Yamaha Factory Racing. And since then Casey Stoner has put in some great performances and superb effort to maintain his position at the top.

The latest race at Brno again finished with Casey Stoner keeping his position at the top of the 2011 World Standings with an average speed of 164.8km/h on the Czech Republic circuit built with fast corners in mind to test rider talent and bike engineering to the limit. 66 I LN Magazine

With that win Casey Stoner rises to a 32 point lead after his victory at Brno, his sixth so far this season, and goes into the famous Indianapolis circuit with wary confidence. Stoner told the press, “You’ve got to put race wins together and a lot of points together to win championships. The way everything’s going, ye, it couldn’t be working out much better.” Stoner looks good to carry on his excellent year and the rest of the MotoGP calendar is set to be a tough affair. The World Standings before the Indianapolis GP 2011 currently have Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo sitting in 2nd place, 32 points behind Casey Stoner on 186 points, Honda’s Andrea Dovizioso in third with 163 points and Ducati’s Valentino Rossi a way behind in fourth with 118 points. The MotoGP 2011 Calendar still has some great races to come. They include: ►Indianapolis, United States on 28th August ►Misano, Italy on 4th September ►Motorland Aragon, Spain on 18th September ► Motegi, Japan on 2nd October ► Phillip Island, Australia on 16th October ► Sepang Circuit, Malaysia on 23rd October ► Comunitat Valenciana, Spain on 6th November Enjoy some great races to finish off the MotoGP 2011. LN


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Cycling Cyprus

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by Valentina Ipsou

hen was the last time you cycled? I’ve always enjoyed cycling. Maybe it’s because I’ve always had a bicycle, even when I was studying abroad. I remember when we were still children and we only felt free when we rode our bicycles even for the shortest of distances. I am no longer a child but I still feel the same rush every time.

cycling, especially when you live in the city or at least close enough to where you work. I personally cycle to and from work as well as for my shopping during the day.

Most people say it’s too hot in Cyprus for a bicycle. I agree, but only for the months of July and August. Unless of course you are a professional cyclist and can handle the heat. In these months I would suggest using a bicycle either after sunset or early in the morning. For the rest of the year Cyprus is perfect for

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You don’t need to spend a fortune on a bicycle. If you do your proper research and go to the appropriate shops they will help you get the bicycle you need at a price you can afford. It’s the easiest way to exercise without realising it. Every owner of a bicycle shop should know how to help you get back into cycling. Never be embarrassed to ask for any information you feel you need for proper and effortless cycling. Every time you use a bicycle make sure you have on the appropriate protection, because there’s a reason we have helmets even for our bicycles. People say cycle for the environment or to save money on gas or for exercise. My personal opinion is simply to cycle for the fun of it. If you need information on cycling, but don’t know where to find any, check out the following websites:


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Have Your Say: A Letter To The Editor Dear Editor, RE: July 11, 2011 We can all agree that July is a cursed month for Cyprus; the coup and the Turkish invasion of 1974; the explosion in July, just to name a few. This year due to the explosion of July 11, 2011, 13 people died. 61 were injured and an entire nation is mourning. No, let me correct myself, some of us are mourning. The rest still prefer their coffees, maybe not realising that this affects all of us! It's not just the people that died or those who were injured. It's our economy as well. And this for sure affects every single one of us. The saddest part of all this is that by now, months after the explosion, no one has been or is even remotely close to being punished. One of the things that bothers me a lot is that Larnaca is sleeping. Either people don’t care or don’t want to show they care. We are the only city that does nothing. Larnaca has only walked twice from the Finikoudes to St. Lazarus church and that’s it. I understand that not everyone can travel to Nicosia or Limassol every night, but I’m sure once or twice a week we can all do it, with people currently staying until 5-6 in the morning. We, the people that are outside the presidential palace every night, are not there just because it's ‘in fashion’ like some people say. We are not there because we are members of a political party. We come from all backgrounds, are of various ages and would be there no matter who was president. And I repeat that to make myself clear. We would be there no matter who was president! Because, as we say in Cyprus, "Το ψάρι εν που την τζεφαλή που βρωμεί" (The fish stinks from the head). I was talking with some English-Cypriot friends of mine and they said that they don't feel that they belong there, it's not for them. Talking with other people that are there every night, we all say the same thing, “We are outside the presidential palace and the headquarters in Limassol every night fighting for all of us.” We all live in this country. We all have to live by the rules and regulations. We all pay taxes and bills. If no one is there to say we disagree and are not satisfied by what goes on then what will become of us? We invite everyone there on Mondays when media attend, since they have been marked as black Mondays due to the explosion. However, if you want to see what really goes on there I would suggest you join us on any other night as well, at least once. If you think about it though, we should feel proud. We managed to create the third biggest explosion 70 I LN Magazine

in the history of the world after the Hiroshima and Nagasaki explosions, and the biggest one using unconventional weapons! So I would personally like to thank everyone responsible for actually putting us on the map. No longer will people ask us, 'Cyprus? Where is that?' All I’m saying is get off your couch. Do something. Anything! If you don’t know what to do, then join us and we will all think of something to waken our city, and the rest of our country too. The names of the 13: Andreas Ioannidis, Vasilis Krokos, Kleanthis Kleanthous, Giorgos Yiakoumis, Lampros Lamprou, Panayiotis Theofilou, Michalis Eracleous, Christos Christoforou, Miltos Christoforou, Andreas Papadopoulos, Spyros Ttantis, Antonis Charalambous, Adamos Adamou, May they rest in peace! Regards, - Valentina, Larnaca


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We at LN give our condolences to all the families of those involved in the tragic events of July 11, 2011. As Cyprus is such a small island, the explosion has affected the majority of the island in different ways and people are coping with it in every way they can. However some people will do more than others and it seems that you are trying to make a difference with your efforts. LN enjoys hearing its readers’ opinions, even over such sad circumstances. It helps us hear and understand what the people of Cyprus think and believe, and shows our readers how you and many others view the country and events taking place. Hopefully many more will be encouraged by you to write in and voice their opinions on this and other recent hot topics in Cyprus. Again our deepest sympathies to all those families involved in the July 11 explosion at the Evangelos Florakis Naval Base near Zygi.

I am an architect and writer. I know that Larnaca has beautiful and historic buildings and the page on religious buildings, page 85, has been a highlight of the much better LN magazine in July/ August.

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I called regarding one of the adverts in the magazine and you were such a great help. Even with my rubbish sense of direction I ended up straight there! Thank you so much! Susie

Dear Editor, I have read the July edition from cover to cover and cannot find out just where the Oups Garden Centre is situated, could you please let me know? Yours sincerely -Beryl Vine, Pervolia Dear Beryl, Oups Garden City as it is now called is situated on the Oroklini Road, opposite the EKO petrol station and in front of the Oroklini Sunday Market. The full contact details are as follows: Tel: 24 82 49 24 www.oupsgardencity.com, E-mail: emporokinisi@cytanet.com.cy Don't forget to claim your free cup of tea or coffee on your first visit to the new cafeteria! Regards, -The Editor

Cliff, Larnaca Hello Cliff, It was lovely to get in contact with you and we are happy that someone so close to the beauty of Larnaca appreciates our efforts at increasing the public’s awareness of the gorgeous buildings and landscapes available for everyone to see. And, of course, that you enjoyed the new and improved LN. -The Editor

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Hi Susie, I’m glad we could be of help. You were actually not the first person to call us up regarding that advert and we are happy to have pointed you and others in the right direction. -The Editor

Dear Editor, The new Larnaca News and website are very classy! I really enjoyed the magazine and I am looking forward to the next one. Sonia Thank you Sonia, it’s always a pleasure to hear from you and that you still enjoy reading the magazine after all this time. -The Editor

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Astrology Your Lucky Horoscope By Tara Pierce of astrostar.com and astrology-recipes.com

ARIES (March 20 - April 20): http://www.astrostar.com/aries.htm The Luckiest Aries this month were born March 29-31, April 1. Your Luck Factor this month is 5/6. Your Luckiest Days this month are Sept. 22-24. The Unluckiest Aries this month were born April 5-9. Your Luck Factor this month is 3. Your Unluckiest Days this month are Sept. 1, 6, 7, 21, 27. All other Aries: Your Luck Factor is 3/4. Your Lucky Numbers this month are 4, 7, 11, 18, 22, 29. TAURUS (April 20 - May 21): http://www.astrostar.com/taurus.htm Taurus is the luckiest sign of the zodiac June 4, 2011 - June 11, 2012. The Luckiest Taurus's this month were born April 28-30, May 1. Your Luck Factor this month is 8. Your Luckiest Days this month are Sept. 1-3. The Unluckiest Taurus's this month were born April 20-26. Your Luck Factor this month is 5. Your Unluckiest Days this month are Sept. 18-30. All other Taurus's: Your luck factor is 7. Your Lucky Numbers this month are 5, 8, 16, 24, 31, 33. GEMINI (May 21 - June 21): http://www.astrostar.com/gemini.htm The Luckiest Geminis this month were born May 21-29. Your Luck Factor this month is 7/8. Your Luckiest Days this month are Sept. 14-30. The Unluckiest Geminis this month were born June 9-13. Your Luck Factor this month is 5. Your Unluckiest Days this month are Sept.10-13. All other Geminis: Your Luck Factor is 7. Your Lucky Numbers this month are 2, 11, 16, 28, 31, 32. CANCER (June 21 - July 22): http://www.astrostar.com/cancer.htm The Luckiest Cancers this month were born June 30, July 1-3. Your Luck Factor this month is 7/8. Your Luckiest Days this month are Sept. 1-3. The Unluckiest Cancers this month were born June 22-27. Your Luck Factor this month is 3. Your Unluckiest Days this month are Sept. 24-28. All other Cancers: Your Luck Factor is 6. Your Lucky Numbers this month are 5, 8, 12, 17, 25, 30. LEO (July 22 - August 22): http://www.astrostar.com/leo.htm The Luckiest Leos this month were born July 22-30. Your Luck Factor this month is 7/8. Your Luckiest Days this month are Sept. 14-18, 23-30. The Unluckiest Leos this month were born Aug. 20-22. Your Luck Factor this month is 5. Your Unluckiest Days this month are Sept. 17,29. All other Leos: Your Luck Factor is 7. Your Lucky Numbers this month are 8, 11, 12, 28, 29, 33. VIRGO (August 22 - September 22): Happy Birthday, Virgo! http://www.astrostar.com/virgo.htm The Luckiest Virgos this month were born Aug. 31, Sept. 1-3. Your Luck Factor this month is 8/9. Your Luckiest Days this month are Sept. 1-3. The Unluckiest Virgos this month were born Sept. 1012. Your Luck Factor this month is 5. Your Unluckiest Days this month are Sept. 3-4. All other Virgos: Your Luck Factor is 8. Your Lucky Numbers this month are 9, 14, 18, 26, 38, 39.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): Happy Birthday, Libra! http://www.astrostar.com/libra.htm The Luckiest Libras this month were born Oct. 1-5. Your Luck Factor this month is 6. Your Luckiest Days this month are Sept. 20-27. The Unluckiest Libras this month were born Oct. 11-14. Your Luck Factor this month is 3/4. Your Unluckiest Days this month are Sept. 1-3. All other Libras: Your Luck Factor is 5. Your Lucky Numbers this month are 7, 14, 27, 34, 39, 42. SCORPIO (October 22 - November 21) http://www.astrostar.com/scorpio.htm The Luckiest Scorpios this month were born Oct. 31, Nov. 1-5. Your Luck Factor this month is 7/8. Your Luckiest Days this month are Sept. 1-2. The Unluckiest Scorpios this month were born Oct. 2230. Your Luck Factor this month is 5. Your Unluckiest Days this month are Sept. 18, 22. All other Scorpios: Your Luck Factor is 7. Your Luckiest Numbers this month are 1, 9, 19, 22, 27, 31. SAGITTARIUS (November 21 - December 21) http://www.astrostar.com/sagittarius.htm The Luckiest Sagittarians this month were born Nov. 27-31, Dec. 1-2. Your Luck Factor this month is 7/8. Your Luckiest Days this month are Sept. 20-24. The Unluckiest Sagittarius this month were born Dec. 1015. Your Luck Factor this month is 5. Your Unluckiest Days this month are Sept. 10-14. All other Sagittarius: Your Luck Factor is 7. Your Luckiest Numbers this month are 2, 3, 9, 14, 21, 28. CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 20) http://www.astrostar.com/capricorn.htm The Luckiest Capricorns this month were born Dec. 29-31, Jan. 1. Your Luck Factor this month is 8. -Your Luckiest Days this month are Sept. 1-3. The Unluckiest Capricorns this month were born Jan. 6-10. Your Luck Factor this month is 3. Your Unluckiest Days this month are Sept. 1-2. All other Capricorns: Your Luck Factor is 5. Your Luckiest Numbers this month are 4, 8, 11, 18, 24, 31. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 19): http://www.astrostar.com/aquarius.htm The Luckiest Aquarius this month were born Jan 2831. Your Luck Factor this month is 7/8. Your Luckiest Days this month are Sept. 20-23. The Unluckiest Aquarius this month were born Jan 20-27. Your Luck Factor this month is 5. Your unluckiest Days this month are Sept. 22, 23, 28, 29. All other Aquarius: Your Luck Factor is 7. Your Luckiest Numbers this month are 3, 7, 11, 16, 28, 31.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): http://www.astrostar.com/pisces.htm The Luckiest Pisces this month were born Feb. 25-29. Your Luck Factor this month is 7. Your Luckiest Days this month are Sept. 1, 5, 10, 11, 15, 16, 20. The Unluckiest Pisces this month were born March 8-12. Your Luck Factor is 5. Your Unluckiest Days this month are Sept. 19, 20. All other Pisces: Your Luck Factor is 6/7.Your Luckiest Numbers this month are 8, 9, 18, 20, 28, 35.

Your Luck Factor: 10 - All planets auspiciously aspect your sun sign. Good luck abounds. It's rare. 9 - Extremely lucky. Don't miss this opportunity! 8 - Very lucky! 7 - Odds are definitely still on your side. 6 - Lucky enough to at least try. 5 - Neutral luck. 4 - A shade unlucky. 3 - Fairly unlucky but there's still hope. 2 - Downright unlucky. 1 - Extremely unlucky. Stay in bed, hide from the world. Even rough for masochists. 0 - I'll rarely commit to this bad luck factor. There's always light in darkness. And remember, that as bad as anything gets, the pendulum does swing again. 72 I LN Magazine


Cyprus Events SEPT-OCT 2011 DIARY DATES Slimming World NEW GROUP STARTS 29TH SEPTEMBER Where: St Paul's Church, Cathedral Hall, Opposite Greek Embassy, Nicosia When: Thursday at 7.30pm. Tel: Louise 99 688973 See main advert for further details of groups near you. Salamis Bar Live Music and Free Salsa Lessons When: Every Friday 20.30-22.30pm European and Latin dance lessons with Dinos Christodoulides Where: Salamis Bar and Restaurant Mackenzie Beach. Tel: 99585377 JJ’s Lounge & Sports Bar Larnaca When: Every Friday Karaoke Night from 5pm until late. Big Al's BBQ Every Wednesday €3 a head. 17th September: Hawaiian & Reggae Night. 15th October: Pirates Of the Caribbean Night. 17th September & 15th October events will include Fancy Dress, Games, Competitions, Prizes & BBQ €4.00 a head. Where: Galaxias Street 3, Oroklni, Larnaca. Opp. Princess Hotel. Larnaca Writers When: Alternate Saturdays at 11.a.m. at Lithos Sports Bar in Oroklini. We are an established, friendly writing group, who welcome new members at all levels of experience. For further details Contact: Sonia on Tel: 99812855 or email larnacawriters@gmail.com Dhekelia Art Group When: Weds mornings 9.30am until noon. Come and exchange tips, ask advice and receive valuable critiques. If you think you would enjoy painting or are already a practising artist and would like to join our group Contact: Judy Hodgson on Tel: 24 72 00 98 Where: Dhekelia Yacht Club. Creative Market Where: Old Fruit & Vegetable Market Limassol When: Every Saturday at 09:00 Count -8- Wednesdays with DJ Peter Where: Club Toy Nicosia When: Every Wednesday at 23:30 The Handmade Market Where: Demetriou Shopping Arcade Larnaca When: Every Saturday Savino Rock Bar Giannis Aggelakas at Savino Live Music Venue, Larnaca. When: 5th of September, 2011. Doors

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Full Menu available and takeaway/delivery Live Events with Buffet from €8 - €9.50 Best BBQ Spare Ribs in Town Full English Breakfast with tea, coffee or juice €5.95 Mon - Pool Night Tuesday - Quiz Night 8pm Thurs Chix Curry & Drink €5 Fri - Live Music Happy Hour 7 days a Week 10am - 7pm open til late Keo €2/pint Amstel €1.80/pint Cocktails €2.00, House Wine €2.00/glass 99 79 06 78 17 Anexartis Str. Oroklini Find us on Facebook Lithos Bar & Grill, Oroklini Sept & Oct Events: Saturday 3th Steve fury 50s,60s & Rock and Roll. Friday 9th Chris Andre & Greg Orton. Entrance: €9 including buffet. Wednesday 14th Frank & Dean Show Entrance €9.50 with buffet. Friday 16th Michael Buble, Friday 23rd Chris Andre + Surprise Guest. Entrance €9.00 including buffet. Friday 30th Greg Orton, Saturday October 1st Ged Simons + 70s, Motown, Friday 28th Oct Race night, Friday October 14th Andrew Oliver performing as Elton John with Surprise Guest, Entrance €9.50 including buffet. LN Magazine I 73


JJ's Lounge & Sports Bar Larnaca Come and Join Us For Great Music and Entertainment Friday - Karaoke 9pm till late All Sports available in Full HD on all Tv's Sky Sports, OSN & AD TV Full coverage of Premiere League Football F.A. Cup, Champions League Rugby, Tennis, Cricket, F1 etc.! HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY 5pm-8pm

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Les Contes d' Hoffmann Opera The Pafos Aphrodite Festival is an international annual artistic event with world famous opera performances which take place in the open air in front of the Medieval Castle in Paphos. This year’s play will be “Les Contes D’ Hoffmann” by Jacques Offenbach with the National Opera Prague. When: Sep 2, 2011 End: Sep 4, 2011 at 20:00 €35, €50, €60, €80 Where: Municipal Theatre Paphos, Medieval Fort

2011 at 20:00 - 23:00 €6 Where: University of Cyprus Nicosia Tel: 22377315 Makaritis o Eftapsychos The Educational Society of Engomi presents Satirical Theatre’s Cypriot comedy." Directed by Stelios Kafkarides (in Greek) When: Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 at 20:00 Where: 46 Makedonitissas Avenue University of Nicosia, Nicosia Tel: 99494935 Leonidas Balafas This September Balafas is coming to Cyprus with a programme that flirts with blues, reggae, jazz, rock and funk sounds. When: Thursday, September 8th, 2011 at 22:00 - 01:00 €20 Where: Profiti Ilia Street, Yermasogia, Limassol Tel: 995880553 Wine Festival When: 8th September. 12 days of Dionysian celebrations at this hugely popular event that has taken place annually since 1961, with casks of free wine from the local wine industries, as well as live music, theatre performances, traditional dances and food. Where: Municipal Gardens, Limasssol

Dash Berlin When: Sunday, September 4th, 2011 at 15:00 20:00 Free Entrance Where: Amathous Avenue Ayios Tychonas, Limassol Tel: 96682865 The State Of Ttofallos Skala Theatre presents the hilarious Cypriot comedy "The state of Ttofallos" written by one of the most important Cypriot authors, Michalis Pitsilides and directed by Andreas Melekis. When: Monday, September 5th, 2011 at 20:30 Where: Latsia Municipal Theatre, 57 Yiannos Kranidiotis Avenue Latsia, Nicosia Tel: 22878688 Giannis Aggelakas When: Monday, September 5th, 2011 at 21:00 €20 Where: 1 Watkins Street, Larnaca Tel: 99860304 Makam Live When: Monday, September 5th, 2011 at 21:00 23:00 €10 Where: 8 Demokratias Street Deryneia Famagusta Tel: 23820250 Nino Live When: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 at 21:00 €25 Where: 15 Agiou Georgiou, Aglantzia, 2108, Nicosia Tel: 99028109-95159525 KollektivA A concert by the band KollektivA organized by the Student Association Proodeftiki at the University of Cyprus to welcome the students to the new academic year. The slogan of the event is "Against racism and xenophobia". When: Wednesday, September 7th,

Notis Sfakianakis When: Friday, September 9th, 2011 at 21:00 €20 Where: Chalkanoras Idaliou Football Field, Dhali, Nicosia Tel: 99641421 Deepside Deejays Deepside Deejays is a Romanian band set up in 2008 by Vibearena, Victor de la Pena and Dave Pryce. When: Friday, September 9th, 2011 at 23:00 - 05:00 Dolce Club Where: 138 Amathous Avenue Ayios Tychonas, Limassol Tel: 25314900 Kouyiouka Watermill - Traditional Event You are invited to visit for free the Watermill Museum to find out about the traditional products, production methods as well as traditional arts and crafts, to taste original flavours and enjoy yourselves with live

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ANNOUNCEMENT The Second International Conference October 2011 Investments into Russian Regions: Problems and Prospects Georgiades & Mylonas – Advocates & Legal Consultants, together with AB Business Consulting of Moscow Russia are happy to announce the second International Conference on the theme of Investments into Russian Regions: Problems and Prospects. The conference will be held on the 25-27 October 2011 in Limassol Cyprus at the St Raphael 5* Hotel according to the schedule of the Government of the Moscow Region. The agenda of the conference will focus on, inter alia, the various issues associated with investments for economic development of the Russian regions, including foreign investment, the potential problems and solutions in relation to the economic climate, taxation benefits and the specifics of international investments projects and the advantages of making such via Cyprus and Cypriot companies. The conference will be attended by a vast spectrum of attendees including inter alia representatives of the Cyprus Government and other professionals and officials of Cyprus and Russia. Participation will be charged at €350.00 – which also includes 2 lunches, 1 dinner and a gala evening dinner, For further information or enquiries please contact Mrs Rebecca Seaberg of Georgiades & Mylonas via telephone 22819292 or email Rebecca.howarth@gmadvocates.com

Greek Music. When: Sep 10, 2011 at 10:00 am till late night Morphou as Theomorphou. Yesterday, today and tomorrow. The exhibition aims at sensitizing the public, both locals and foreigners, about the preservation and safekeeping of cultural heritage as well as the tracking down and repatriation of stolen works of ecclesiastical art. When: Mar 22, 2011 End: Sep 11, 2011

ABBA, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Shakira as well as Greek songs about love, the moon etc. When: Monday, September 12th, 2011 at 20:30 Free Where: Nicosia Tel: 22797004

Love Is In the Air Concert by the band "Love is in the air" on the occasion of the last full moon of the summer, with jazz and Latin music, songs by the Beatles,

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Glykeria, Kosta Makedonas, George Theofanous The popular Greek singers Glykeria and Kostas Makedonas meet on stage with the known Cypriot composer George Theofanous to perform some of their greatest hits in concert. When: Friday, September 16th, 2011 at 21:00 €25 Where: Moutagiaka Community Amphitheatre Limassol Tel: 99428000


Fengaros “ Music Festival” When: Saturday, September 17th, 2011 at 16:00 03:00 €30 / €25 (presale) Limassol Tel: 70007610

Bond Theme Night The evening will include Martini cocktails, a five star international 3 course buffet, Charity Casino, live entertainment as well as some ‘surprises’.The company said ‘we are encouraging people to come in their finest Bond style clothes with the men in Dinner Jackets or Tuxedo and the Ladies dressed to thrill. When: Saturday, September 24th 2011 at 7pm till Late €60 Where: Elea Golf Club, Geroskippou, Paphos Tel: 99 387 311 or 99 983 550 Cyprus Astronomy Events, September 2011 24 Sep. Night Sky Tour: Telescope Observation When: 21:00 Where: Mazotos Beach (Meeting point: Camel Park 20:30)

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Indestructible Sphere Be there to celebrate and bring your body and soul to the psychedelic journey of the undergroundpsychedelic and alternative music. When: Saturday, September 17th, 2011 at 22:00 - 12:00 €20 Where: Governors beach, Limassol Tel: 99862266

Opera Night When: Sunday, September 18th, 2011 at 20:30 €15 / €10 Where: 19 Andrea Drousioti Platia Iroon Limassol Tel: 22208400 William Shakespeare When: Monday, September 19th, 2011 at 20:30 €15 / €10 Where: 28th October Street Acropoli, 2012 Nicosia Tel: 22208400 A Journey in Time: George Seferis Poet and Citizen When: Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 End Monday, October 3rd, 2011 At Monday – Friday 10:00 – 13:00 and 17:00 – 20:00 Where: 64 Ayion Omoloyiton Avenue, 1080, Nicosia Tel: 22445455 27th Agia Napa Festival The most popular event that takes place in the tourist resort of Agia Napa When: Sep 23, 2011 End: Sep 25, 2011 Free Entrance Famagusta Peter and the Wolf The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra presents a family concert (for children up to 8 yrs) of the well known tale of Peter and the Wolf opus 67 by Sergei Prokofiev! Conductor: Giorgos Kountouris Coordinator: Erasmia Rousia When: Saturday, September 24th, 2011 at 17:00 Free Where: 19 Andrea Drousioti, 3603, Lemesos, Tel: 22463144

Anna Vissi When: Sunday, September 25th, 2011 at 20:30 €35/€40 Where: Municipal Gardens Theatre, Lord Byron Street 3105, Limassol Tel: 25588694 Andrea Morrelli – Rat Pack Show P & S Promotions are proud to present Andrea Morrelli as Dean Martin, Martin Rhodes as Frank Sinatra and Rahul Demello as Sammy Davis Jr with the Barrie Rowe Combo and Musical Director Andrew Oliver plus special guest star Simon Barter. When: Friday, September 30th, 2011 at 20:00 €15 Where: 55 1st Apriliou Street Paralimni, 5281 Famagusta Tel: 96529690

Miltiades Paschalides The great singer and songwriter Miltiades Paschalides, with a continuous and unaltered presence in the musical events of Athens and all other major cities of Greece, returns to Nicosia When: Saturday, September 24th, 2011 at 22:00 - 01:00 €20 Where: 37 Kallipoleos Avenue Nicosia Tel: 99783455

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CYPRUS EVENTS October Astronomy Day: When: 20:30, 01 Oct Backyard Astroparty. Astronomy Video, Lecture and Telescope Where: Kition Planetarium & Observatory, 9 Ammochostou Street, Kiti, 7550, Larnaca. World Space Week–50 Years of Human Space Flight. Astronomy Videos, Lectures, Telescope Observations, Workshops, Radio Telescope Observations When: 04-10 Oct Full schedule will be posted on www.astronomycyprus.eu Where: Kition Planetarium & Observatory, 9 Ammochostou Street, Kiti, 7550, Larnaca. Astroparty; Comet Elenin and Jupiter Observations: Where: Faros Beach (by the lighthouse), Pervolia When: 16 Oct 20:00 Inaugural Show - Cyprus Inter Club Championship When: Sunday the 2nd October Where: Dhekelia Saddle Club -- all day event starting at 9 am . Dressage & Show Jumping contact 99 291 048.

CESSAC Charity Fayre at Dhekelia Saturday 15th Oct Domenica Acoustic Saturday, October 8th, 2011, When: Starts at 22:30 Phone: 99588055, Where: 3 Profiti Ilia Street Yermasogia, Limassol 2nd Quantum Lefkosia Marathon A celebration of willpower and friendship Where: The Marathon will start from the historic grounds of Famagusta Gate in the old part of the town and will unfold through streets overflowing with the colourful history of Cyprus' capital. When: Oct 9, 2011 BFAWS Dog Show Where: Dhekelia Saddle Club When: Saturday October 22nd. Starting 12:00 pm registration at 11:00am. Best obedience and agility, best puppy, best in show, best veteran, best pooch, best ex B force dog, owner & dog look alike, bazzars, raffle, face painting, family fun open to all, free entry. Contact: Wendy 99 31 98 58 or Marguerite on Tel 99046786

Domenica Acoustic The popular Greek rock band Domenica Dimitris Kanellopoulos - vocals, guitar Dimitris Tsounakas bass, Marien – vocals George Christou - percussion, George Dres - guitar. When: Saturday, October 8th, 2011 at 22:30 Where: 3 Profiti Ilia Street Yermasogia, Limassol Tel: 99588055

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Cessac Charity Fayre at Dhekelia When: saturday 15 october 10am – 3pm When: Dhekelia. A great fun day out for all the family, with raffle, games and many stalls. Food and drinks available. So come on down and enjoy the day. Stallholders wanted – tel chris or maria on 24 723214 for details. The Creation, Lemesos The greatest work of Joseph Haydn When: Oct 25, 2011 at 20:30 Where: Rialto Theatre, Lemesos The Creation, Lefkosia The greatest work of Joseph Haydn When: Oct 26, 2011 at 20:30 Where: Strovolos Municipal Theatre, Lefkosia

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RIDDLES I am white, grey, blue as well Sometimes I'm wispy and others I swell With drops of vapour from the air When driving through me give great care. Many shapes in me you'll see up high, But down below they're more difficult to spy I can ruin a day or an outdoor game Bring tornadoes and rain. I swiftly cover up the light And rumbles within can cause great fright. What Am I?

Answer: Clouds

FASCINATING FACTS ►Did you know? 'Super Glues' were not originally created for healing battle wounds as many believe, but a new 'super glue' was developed from the originals later on and approved by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) for closing wounds and surgical incisions. These are medically approved glues created for this specific purpose, and therefore other 'super glues' should not be used for this purpose.

JOKES ►First thing one Monday morning, a robber broke into the bank, and pointed his guns at the cashier. He said, 'Give me all your money, or you'll be GEOGRAPHY!' The cashier laughed and said, 'You mean to say 'HISTORY.' The robber answered, 'Don't change the subject.' ► The head teacher of a secondary school had a problem with a few of the older girls starting to use lipstick. When applying it in the bathroom they would then press their lips to the mirror and leave lip prints. Before it got out of hand he thought of a way to stop it. He gathered all the girls together that wore lipstick and told them he wanted them to all meet in the ladies room at 2pm. They gathered at 2pm and found the head teacher and the school cleaner waiting for them. The head teacher explained that it was becoming a problem for the cleaner to wash the mirror every night. He said he felt the ladies did not fully understand just how much of a problem it was and he wanted them to witness just how hard it was to clean. The cleaner then demonstrated. He took a long brush on a handle out of a box. He then dipped the brush in the nearest toilet, moved to the mirror and proceeded to scrub off the lipstick. That was the last day the girls pressed their lips on the mirror.

FUNNY QUOTES ► "Always laugh when you can. It's cheaper than medicine." - Anonymous ►"Knowledge talks, Wisdom listens." - Jimi Hendrix ►"I don't know what the key to success is, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone." - Bill Cosby ►"The rules of soccer are very simple, basically it is this: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn't move, kick it until it does." - Phil Woosnam, 1974 LN Magazine I 79


G A M I N G N E W S

DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION™

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he return of one of the most revered video game franchises of all time, DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION is an action RPG that offers open-ended, hybrid gameplay. The game is playable today on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows® PC platforms and Steam®. Already receiving critical acclaim,

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including a score of 10 out of 10 from Official Xbox Magazine, DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION offers players multiple and vastly different ways to play. Challenging the foundations of gaming, this video game provides an immersive experience where every choice has a lasting consequence. DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION weaves a deeply emotive and captivating story, taking place in the year 2027 - a time of great innovation in neuroprosthetics, but also a time of chaos, conspiracy and a new social divide. Gamers play


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● Explore the world: Traverse numerous locales across the globe -- each with its own distinct art direction -- in Adam’s search to uncover a worldwide conspiracy. DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION is available in standard and limited Augmented and Collector’s editions. The Collector’s Edition features a bevy of content, including: • Highly collectable Adam Jensen action figurine designed by Play Arts Kai • Explosive Mission Pack: An entirely new mission with a special cameo appearance from one of the original DEUS EX characters. ● Exclusive in-game weapons: Automatic Unlocking Device, M-28 Utility Remote-Detonated Explosive Device (UR-DED), Linebacker G-87 multiple shot grenade launcher, Huntsman Silverback DoubleBarrel Shotgun, SERSR Longsword Whisperhead silenced sniper rifle ● 10,000 extra credits to buy or upgrade weapons ● DVD featuring a 44-minute “making of” special, 30-minute game soundtrack, motion-comic (adapted from DC Comics’ official series), E3 trailer and animated storyboard ● And a 40-page art book

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Exotic Pets Praying Mantis Ever wanted to know what those green insects climbing around the garden and plants are, eating other insects? Many people mistake Praying Mantises for Leaf/Stick insects as they look similar from a distance, but in fact they are very different. Praying Mantises are predatory and eat other insects that are smaller than themselves. Leaf/Stick insects, however, are herbivores. Because Praying Mantises are predatory, they eat other insects. Now you may think that isn’t very nice, but in actual fact all those insects like mozzies, aphids, flies, etc. that ‘bug’ you in the summer will be eaten if you have a praying mantis nearby. They also eat each other though, so be careful about having more than one in close quarters if there isn’t enough food to go around! LN LN Magazine I 83


M O V I E R E V I E W

NEW RELEASES Film News by Alex Andreou

Cowboys And Aliens PG 13 - 118 mins Director: Jon Favreau Starring: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde. The new action packed sci-fi thriller Cowboys and Aliens directed by Jon Favreau stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde. In 1873 Aliens land in Arizona, with the view of taking over Earth. At the same time a stranger with an unknown past wanders into the tightly ruled desert town of Absolution. A town that lives in fear of its iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford), its inhabitants are about to experience something terrifying as they are attacked by invaders from the sky who use bright lights, speed, strength and cunning to abduct their helpless prey. It turns out that the only person capable of rallying them together to fight back in Wild West style is the rejected stranger, who has a secret of his own. He draws to him a posse of different characters, from Apache warriors to outlaws and townsfolk, all united against one common enemy for a final destructive battle to save their lives and their future. At cinemas island wide from the 16th September, 2011. ●

Real Steel

Captain America: The First Avenger

PG 13 - 127 mins Director: Shawn Levy Starring: Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly and Kevin Durand

PG 13 - 124 mins Director: Joe Johnston Starring: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving and Samuel L. Jackson

At Crash Palace, an underground robot fight club, Charlie (Hugh Jackman) instructs his former league bot Noisy Boy (left), pitted against backroom brawler Midas, in this scene from Real Steel. Photograph by Greg Williams ●

After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America’s ideals. Photo Credit: Jay Maidment ●

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Daniel Craig; Harrison Ford; Olivia Wilde; Jon Favreau (Photo by Andreas Rentz/ Getty Images for Paramount)

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ASTRONOMY NEWS

NASA's Wise Mission Discovers Coolest Class of Stars Scientists using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have discovered the coldest class of star-like bodies, with temperatures as cool as the human body! Astronomers hunted these dark orbs, termed Y dwarfs, for more than a decade without success. When viewed with a visible-light telescope, they are nearly impossible to see. WISE's infrared vision allowed the telescope to finally spot the faint glow of six Y dwarfs relatively close to our sun, within a distance of about 40 light-years. The Ys are the coldest members of the brown dwarf family. Brown dwarfs are sometimes referred to as "failed" stars. They are too low in mass to fuse atoms at their cores and thus they don't burn with the fires that keep stars like our sun shining steadily for billions of years. Instead, these objects cool and fade with time, until what little light they do emit is at infrared wavelengths. Astronomers study brown dwarfs to better understand how stars form and understand the atmospheres of planets beyond our solar system. The atmospheres of brown dwarfs are similar to those of gas giant planets like Jupiter, but they are easier to observe because they are alone in space, away from the blinding light of a parent star. So far, WISE data has revealed 100 new brown dwarfs. More discoveries are expected as scientists continue to examine the enormous quantity of data from WISE. The telescope performed the most advanced survey of the sky at infrared wavelengths to date, from Jan. 2010 to Feb. 2011, scanning the entire sky about 1.5 times. Of the 100 brown dwarfs, six are classified as cool Ys. One of the Y dwarfs, called “WISE 1828+2650”, is the record holder for the coldest brown dwarf with an estimated atmospheric temperature cooler than room temperature, or less than 25 degrees Celsius. The brown dwarfs previously discovered had more or less the temperature of a house oven. The Y dwarfs are in our sun's neighbourhood, from approximately 9 to 40 light-years away. The Y dwarf approximately 9 light-years away, “WISE 1541-2250”, may become the seventh closest star system, bumping Ross 154 back to eighth. By comparison, the star closest to our solar system, Proxima Centauri, is about 4 light-years away. Once the WISE team identified brown dwarf candidates, they turned to NASA's Spitzer Space 86 I LN Magazine

Images: Courtesy of Kition Telescope to narrow their list. To definitively Planetarium & Observatory confirm them, the WISE team used some of the most powerful telescopes on Earth to split apart the objects' light and look for telltale molecular signatures of water, methane and possibly ammonia. For the very coldest of the new Y dwarfs, the team used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The Y dwarfs were identified based on a change in these spectral features compared to other brown dwarfs, indicating they have a lower atmospheric temperature. Credits: http://www.nasa.gov

World Space Week 2011 4-10 Oct: 50 Years of Human Space Flight

What is World Space Week? It is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year from October 4-10. These dates commemorate two events:


Astronomy Calendar for September and October 2011 ►October 4, 1957 -- Launch of the first humanmade Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, thus opening the way for space exploration ►October 10, 1967 – The signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies. 50 Years of Human Spaceflight The theme for World Space Week 2011 is "50 Years of Human Spaceflight." The first human spaceflight took place on April 12, 1961, when cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin made one orbit around the Earth aboard the Vostok 1 spacecraft, launched by the Soviet space program and designed by the rocket scientist Sergey Korolyov. As of 2010, human spaceflight missions have been conducted by the former Soviet Union (Russia), the United States, the People's Republic of China and by the private spaceflight company Scaled Composites. Several other countries and space agencies have announced and begun human spaceflight programs by their own technology, including India (ISRO), Ecuador (EXA), Japan (JAXA),Iran (ISA) and Malaysia (MNSA). Currently the following spacecraft and spaceports are used for launching human spaceflights: ►Soyuz with Soyuz rocket—Baikonur Cosmodrome ►Space Shuttle—Kennedy Space Centre ►International Space Station (ISS)—Assembled in orbit; crews transported by the previous two spacecraft ►Shenzhou spacecraft with Long March rocket— Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre Historically, the following spacecraft and spaceports have also been used for human spaceflight launches: ►Vostok—Baikonur Cosmodrome ►Mercury—Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ►Voskhod—Baikonur Cosmodrome ►X-15—Edwards Air Force Base,[4] (two internationally recognized suborbital flights in program) ►Gemini—Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ►Apollo—Kennedy Space Centre (Apollo 7 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station) ►Salyut space station—Baikonur Cosmodrome ►Almaz space station—Baikonur Cosmodrome (Almaz was a series of military space stations under cover of the civilian name Salyut) ►Skylab space station—Kennedy Space Centre ►Mir space station—Baikonur Cosmodrome ►SpaceShipOne with White Knight—Mojave Spaceport As you can see, international collaboration has been key to the success of humans in space.

September 12 - Full Moon. This phase occurs at 09:27 UTC. This moon is also known as the Harvest Moon. The Harvest Moon is the full moon that occurs closest to the September equinox each year. September 23 - September Equinox. The September equinox occurs at 09:05 UTC. The Sun will shine directly on the equator and there will be nearly equal amounts of day and night throughout the world. This is also the first day of fall (autumnal equinox) in the northern hemisphere and the first day of spring (vernal equinox) in the southern hemisphere. September 25 - Uranus at Opposition. The blue-green planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. This is the best time to view Uranus. Due to its distance, it will only appear as a tiny blue-green dot in all but the most powerful telescopes. September 27 - New Moon. The Moon will be directly between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 11:09 UTC. October 1 – “Astronomy Day”. Astronomy Day is an annual event intended to provide a means of interaction between the general public and various astronomy enthusiasts, groups and professionals. The theme of Astronomy Day is "Bringing Astronomy to the People," and on this day astronomy and stargazing clubs and other organisations around the world will plan special events. October 4 - 10 – “World Space Week – 50 Years of Human Space Flight”. The KITION PLANETARIUM & OBSERVATORY is the National Coordinator for Cyprus for “World Space Week”. On this week astronomy and stargazing clubs and other organisations around the world will plan special events. October 12 - Full Moon. The Moon will be directly opposite the Earth from the Sun and will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 02:06 UTC. This will be the smallest full moon of the year because it will be near apogee, its farthest point from the Earth. October 16 - Comet Elenin. Newly discovered comet Elenin will make its closest approach to the Earth on October 16. The comet was discovered on December 10, 2010 by Russian amateur astronomer Leonid Elenin. It is estimated that the comet will reach 6th magnitude as it makes its closest approach. This will make it just barely visible to the naked eye. With a good pair of binoculars and a little determination, you may be able to get a good look at this new comet during mid October. October 21, 22 - Orionids Meteor Shower. The Orionids is an average shower producing about 20 meteors per hour at their peak. This shower usually peaks on the 21st, but it is highly irregular. A good show could be experienced on any morning from October 20 - 24, and some meteors may be seen any time from October 17 - 25. October 26 - New Moon. The Moon will be directly between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 19:56 UTC. October 29 - Jupiter at Opposition. The giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. This is the best time to view and photograph Jupiter and its moons. The giant planet will be as big and bright as it gets in the night sky. A mediumsized telescope should be able to show you some of the details in Jupiter's cloud bands. A good pair of binoculars should allow you to see Jupiter's four largest moons, appearing as bright dots on either side of the planet. Note: Cyprus Time: UTC+3 For more information from the Kition Planetarium & Observatory email planetarium@cytanet.com.cy or call George Troullias, Director, on 99 99 11 11. LN Magazine I 87


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