Beach News August 2011

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10 - Cyprus History 11 - Dora’s Column & Archie’s Column 12-13 Artist Interview Briget Fath 14 - Environment & Science 15 - Did you Know? -B.C 16 - Books & Films 17 - Health & Fitness 20 - Sports 21 - What’s on & Where - Natalie’s Anastasiou Colu. 22 - Entertainment 23 - Games

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To all Beach News readers, Last month has been a very tragic one. Cyprus will never forget the 11th of July 2011, the loss of 13 loved ones and the effect of the explosion on the economy of the island. I know that Beach News has as a policy not to refer to sad news but unfortunately as a responsible newspaper we will have to make an exception. Archie’s column refers to the incident with a complaint for the people that rule the island. The government and all the public services, people that work there, people that serve the tax payer and not only, have to serve every one with a responsible attitude in order to protect the democratic constitution of a free state. Governments that have been elected by their citizens, in order to protect and rule in a manner of justice and free will. To predict and compensate in any case the right of every individual living under the country’s laws and justice department. Cyprus a country of 800.000 souls, that has just won its independence in 1960 and was recognized by the entire world organizations under the UN laws, suffered much more since then rather than all those years of occupation. War in 1963-64, the coup in 1974, the Turkish invasion that followed and separated the island in two. A war that up till today has not yet ended. The tragic crash of the airplane Helios that killed 121 passengers that until today no person has been found responsible or convicted and now the explosion of the naval army base in Mari that killed 13 innocent civilians show us how irresponsible are the people that rule this little island, an island that just happens to have a beautiful shape, a strategic location and great hospitality. I will not write more about our latest incident in order to keep our positive thinking in progress. I read the other day that all Hotels in Cyprus are fully booked and that this year has been a good one. Many wonderful visitors are visiting our island and according to Beach News feed back are having a very nice stay. In every edition of Beach News I always warn you to take good care of yourselves under the sun, that protection is a must for every one, to be applied every 3 hours, but unfortunately not every one has been listening to me. I called up the hospital and all the private hospitals to find out how many burning incidences they have treated up to now, and I sadly found out that there has been an increase this year comparing to last year up to July. Therefore it’s not fair to come to Cyprus and having to pass 2 or 3 days of your holidays in the hospital or in your rooms because of your sunburns. Use your sun protection creams and wear your hats. In this edition, once again, our team will provide you with information that would help you have a better stay, to relax and enjoy yourselves, to read and learn more about things that happened or happening. Many beach parties will take place in August under the stars in various locations. To my dear local readers, I would like to thank them and wish them all patience and a smile on their face.



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News the first was awarded with the State’s Literature Prize. The Hadjiadamos family have been running Hondros Restaurant for over thirty years. Here is a brief interview with Jenny and her eldest son Yorko, now manager of Hondros.

Why Pafos in 2017? P

aphos, situated on the southwestern coast of the island of Cyprus, the only divided country in Europe is a natural gateway and timeless bridge between three continents, Europe, Asia and Africa. Today, this city with its long history of 2,300 years, aspires to become the first European Capital of Culture in the southeastern extremity of Europe. The big challenge is to compose through the contradictions and become a living example of the contribution in shaping the modern European multicultural identity. The tragic experiences of the continuing division of Cyprus, the mosaic of people from different nationalities and cultures representing the society of a small town of 50,000 inhabitants, the island’s distance from the heart of Europe, strongly influenced the city suffered from foreign invaders, the diverse influences accepts that tourism development in recent decades and the search for a balance between the development and preservation of cultural and environmental physiognomy, determine the parameters of the project we want to undertake. Pafos and the wider district area throughout the years have had a significant role in shaping European culture and civilization. In these area ideas and principals were fertilized and contributed in the enrichment of European

culture. Ideas and principals such as love and beauty are recognized elements of the common European cultural heritage. To this direction, monuments, texts, ideas, articrafts, and the vast amount of myths and traditions have had a significant contribution. A universal recognition of this contribution is the declaration of the new Pafos area (the ancient city of Pafos) as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1981. Pafos’s relationship with European culture is not limited in the past. Over the last 25 years or so, the area of Pafos, spearheaded by the city of Pafos, has developed a wide network of contacts and relationships with local and regional authorities, organizations and individuals in the area of Europe. Examples include the twinning of Pafos with six towns to Greece, also the twining of Pafos with Anzio in Italy, Sofia, in Bulgaria and Sefton of Great Britain, and organizations like Europa Nostra and Les Rencontres. The effect of such a relationship in European cultural activities and events cover a wide range such as arts, cultural heritage, environment, sports, youth, etc. Notable examples in the field of culture, are the internationally recognized annual opera event “Pafos Aphrodite Festival” and also the annual “International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama.”

These relationships, contacts and experiences are a good basis for developing a multilayered network of relations and exchanges between Pafos and other cities, artistic and spiritual bodies (academic), nongovernmental organizations active in the broader field of culture , institutions (museums, research centers, libraries, galleries), Media etc. Through the Institution of the European Capital of Culture our ambition is to transform Pafos to a factory of European culture. Using the essential characteristics of modern European cultural creativity and prominent elements of local cultural tradition, we aim to produce an authentic cultural product, capable of enriching and enhancing European cultural identity for a long time. Understandably, such a project will promote and highlight the cultural diversity of modern Europe, while highlighting the common aspects of the Culture of Europe. Our vision for 2017, the South East Mediterranean, which for centuries has been marked with instability, conflicts and hot debates, will form a place of cultural synergy, multicultural creation and peaceful coexistence.

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ndy and Jenny met each other while Andy was studying Fine Arts and Sculpture and Jenny was studying Radiography in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Andy opened “The Wooden Horse” a coffee shop near the University to fund his studies, which is where they met. They married in Nicosia in 1967, and a few months later returned to South Africa where they opened “The Castle Inn”, a restaurant and beer garden in Johannesburg. In 1972, they moved to Cyprus, settled down in Famagusta, when their lives were disrupted with the 1974 Turkish invasion, forcing them to return to South Africa. There, Jenny and Andy’s two sisters Lya and Maro, opened a Greek restaurant “The Three Sisters” in Johannesburg. Andy and Jenny returned to Paphos permanently, with their four children in 1980, where they took over the restaurant form its original owner Kokos “Hondros” (meaning the fat man) and kept the name and its tradition. They have been running it ever since. Andy simultaneously had many successful art exhibitions, won first prize at the International Biennale in Cairo, as well as writing three books of which

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Yes, not only the structure and furniture but the menu too has maintained its Cypriot taste. It is essential in this area for Cypriots and visitors, because so much has been lost of our local colour with the rapid development. What are your specialities? The menu. All our recipes derive from advice and help from family, mothers, aunts, cousins, etc, a lot of tasting and testing, it’s a continuous exercise in our kitchen. Our main menu stresses Cypriot specialities and seasonal foods such as Mousaka, Afelia, Yemista, Sheftalia and many more. We always cook Souvla and Suckling Pig of Feast Days with the related soups and side dishes. And in the background old and new Greek music complimenting our authentic atmosphere. What does the future hold for you? Hard work, attention to detail and, of course, taking care of our valued customers. Any dreams? Yes, we all hope to get financial sponsorship to help create a gallery to house the extraordinary works of Andy Hadjiadamos in Paphos so as to share his creativity with one and all. services can conveniently topped up, either virtually of physically as and when required by consumers; • Prepaid products and services are sold across a broad footprint of traditional and non traditional outlets; and • Prepaid products and services enable the countries unbanked consumers to transact efficiently. How does Otero add value to its customers? By facilitating a wider range of electronic products additional profits are generated for the retailer. The supply of products and services via prepaid channels is becoming an increasingly significant distribution model. This is because the distribution of physical product is often logistically difficult and very costly. The limited availability of product range in physical format is also contributing to the shift to electronic products. By consolidating all the existing products on one efficient point of sale device an exceptional level of service and convenience for the consumer achieved. The company’s ability to develop and distribute innovative prepaid products and services through its national footprint of touch points has allowed it to “take” first world products and services to consumers in a quick, easy and convenient manner. “TAKING THE PRODUCT TO THE PEOPLE” In essence, MOBEE PAYMENTS is able to enhance the consumer’s ability to transact conveniently, affordably and with greater accessibility and choice. BEE CONNECTED

From the IOC Session to the Film Festival, Durban’s July Prolific Winter Season By David R. Walker (Southboy)


urban is having a prolific winter season with the two main anchor events in July. The East Coast city’s social calendar is characterized by greatest horse racing event in Africa the Durban July held on the first Saturday of the month and ending in the last week of July with the established 32nd Durban International Film Festival with the premier of many South African and international films including the recent winner of the Palm d’Or Terence Malick’s the Tree of Life. This winter season was especially brilliant with the International Olympic Committee holding their 123rd session at the ICC which culminated in the announcement of the host city for the 2018 Winter Olympics. The contending cities were Munich in Germany, Annercy in the French Alps and Pyeongchang in South Korea which was their 3rd attempt at securing the Winter Olympics. For those not that interested in the Olympics, there was the added glamour of the much televised wedding of Prince Albert of Monaco to South African Olympic swimmer, Charlene Wittstock, who like another South African celebrity, film star

Charlize Theron also hails from Benoni, near Johannesburg. To tie the IOC announcement together with the nuptials of the 2nd royal couple in two months was that Prince Albert is on the IOC serving as President of Monaco’s Olympic Committee. On the day of the Durban July, TV coverage was divided between the horseracing and the very grand Catholic wedding of Prince Albert to Charlene Wittstock in Monaco, made all the more significant with images of the South African flag flying high in Monte Carlo. Amongst the South African press and also politicians there was much speculation of Durban being touted as a possible Olympic Host city for the 2020 Summer Olympics after South Africa’s successful staging of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In May this year the South African government announced that it has no intention of submitting one of the major three cities as possible contenders for the 2020 Summer Olympics. After the successful IOC session was hosted in Durban in which Pyeongchang was announced as the Winter Olympic host city,

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those stirring about a South African city becoming a possible Olympic host city came to the

after the arrival of Prince Albert

bid along with Rome and Madrid

and his new bride, Princess

for the 2020 Summer Olympics,

Charlene formerly of Benoni on

with Durban being the frontrun-

surface again. The most obvious

Durban shores, for the IOC ses-

ner. If Rio de Janeiro could get

city is Durban as the summer

sion the first week of July fol-


Olympics is held in August and

lowed by the Royal couple host-

should be a piece of Monaco

Johannesburg and Cape Town

ing a lavish wedding reception

blessed wedding cake.

the weather is terrible besides

held at the opulent Oyster Box

The deadline for submissions to

the fact that in both those cities

Hotel in the affluent suburb of

host the 2020 Summer Olympics

there is not a dedicated sports


is 1st September so maybe there

precinct so close to the temper-

The IOC praised Durban as a

will be a change of heart about

ate shores of the Indian Ocean

major sporting and events capi-

Durban submitting a bid, espe-

quite like that of Durban.

tal after the successful hosting

cially after so beautifully hosting

Along with the newly built Mo-

of the 123rd IOC session. South

the IOC session, the Durban July

ses Mabhida stadium, the King

Africa as a country is being firmly

and a Royal wedding reception

Shaka International Airport and

touted as an International Sport-

in the space of a week. So while

the necessary surrounding infra-

ing destination especially after

Durban was literally basking not

structure, Durban would be the

hosting the Rugby and Cricket

only in the warm winter sunshine

ideal city to host an Olympics in

World Cups in 1995 and 2003

but the international media at-

a decade’s time. What prompted

respectively as well as the FIFA

tention, it really was the South

the government’s initial refusal

2010 World Cup along with the

Koreans who were the winners,

was the cost involved – over a

Indian Premier League. So it

with Pyeongchang being the

R100 million an equivalent R10

really is only a matter of time

first Asian city to host the Win-

million Euros. That R100 million

before the Olympics grace Dur-

ter Olympics, a choice so often

could be spent more effectively

ban’s temperate Indian Ocean

dominated by the European and

on basic service delivery to the


North American ski resorts from

greater municipal area. The ini-

The Sports Minister Fikile Mba-

Lillehammer to Vancouver.

tial government refusal seems

lula is adamant that a South Afri-

to have weakened considerably

can city should still put forward a





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Our long experience of 28 years in the area of meats, has made Kolios Meat Market one of the most established and leading butcheries in Paphos. By mentioning the name Kolios, the mind of the Paphians goes to the best meat in town at the best prices. We moved recently to our new, renovated and modern shop in the heart of Paphos. Our address is Ellados Ave. 21, Tel.: 26 932 123 or 99 282 464. We have a huge selection of fresh meats including lamb, goat, pork, beef, chicken & rabbit. Many marinated meats and frozen New Zeland lamb. Imported fresh beef including Black Angus Fillet, Bib Eye, Sirloin Steaks. We prepare ready to cook meats in order to adapt in the nowadays fast moving life. We also offer Delicious Marinades: BBQ Sauce, Gyros Marinade, Oriental, Hot Chilli, Spicy, Western Marinade, Mexican, Tandoori & Red Marinade. In our delicatessen you will find a variety of Cypriot and imported cheeses, including from Italy, France and England. Also the best home-cooked Gammon Ham in Paphos & various Pates. You will also find Fresh Daily Bread, Frozen Fish and Fresh Salads.

Many homemade pies including: Beef & Onion, Chicken & Mushroom, Steak & Kidney, Family size Pork Pie. Scotch Eggs, Sausage Rolls & Pasties. We now have special offers on Australian Angus steaks, British back bacon and streaky bacon. Finally, we produce our own quality wines, from Kolios Winery which is situated in the village of Statos Ayios Fotios.

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The Almond Tree Review I would consider myself a “foodie” who likes to try new experiences so Paphos as a holiday destination is right up street as there are so many restaurants to choose from then when a local ex-pat living in Cyprus recommended somewhere which I had not tried before I was eager to try it out. The Almond Tree is not far from the harbor and the tourist area of Paphos which is only a 5-10 minute walk away, but it’s definitely not your typical tourist restaurant. We booked in advance which is something that they recommend in the summer months and when we arrived we were warmly greeted by the Maitre’d who made us feel like we had know him for years. We chose to sit outside as it was another warm evening and were luckily enough to be shown to a table on an elevated section so that we could see all that was going on. After soaking up the relaxed and intimate atmosphere for a few minutes, checking out the place and the other diners we turned our attention to the wine menu in front of us. The choice was amazing and there were plenty of local and international imported wines to choose from, something for everyone’s budget. We couldn’t choose as there was so many so the Maitre’d helped and made a few suggestions, we eventually agreed on a Pinot Grigio Rosé which was very reasonably priced at €19. It was delicious, dry, fruity and very cold- just the way I like it. The food menu was equally as good and we were blown away by the choice, the more we read the more we wanted to try until eventually I was so hungry that I had to make a decision; the Key West Crab Cakes with Thai Red Curry Sauce as a starter and the Fillet of Beef with Blue cheese sauce as a main course whilst my friend ordered Oven

Open everyday from 12 - 10 pm. 33 Giorgios Savva Yeroskipou (next to 7 St Georges Tavern) 99278614 or 26960179 Nomber 6 on map baked Feta Cheese to start and Tarragon Prawns with Garlic and Lime Cream Sauce as a main course. Luckily after we had ordered, the waitress bought us a fresh tomato bruschetta to keep us going, it was a nice touch as by now we were starving. The food did not disappoint when it came the Crab Cakes were delicious with a spicy kick in the sauce and the Feta Cheese melted into your mouth – both heavenly. The main courses were equally as good, both delicious and cooked to perfection. The quality of the ingredients were first class, the vegetables that the meal came with were fresh and wok-flashed to perfectly al-dente and healthy whilst the potatoes were cooked with fresh herbs, all beautifully presented, a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. After our meal the chef, Andreas Michaelides, came out to ask us how our evening had been, he wasn’t fishing for compliments but was genuinely interested in our feedback. He insisted that we try a desert so we shared the Soft Centered Chocolate Cake which was gooey in the middle and spongy on the outside – what better way to end such a delightful evening. We were pleasantly surprised by the bill too; €35 per head was more than reasonable for the quality and service which we had received. I don’t say this very lightly as it takes a lot to impress a food lover but it was one of the enjoyable meals I have ever had and certainly the best in Paphos.

One month ago the Cyprus government passed a new legislation which allows property buyers to skip the developers and apply for the issuing of their separate property Title Deeds using their contract of sale. This is the most significant legislation change ever made, since the absence of Title Deed diminishes the value of a property, makes it extremely hard to sell and it is impossible to get a mortgage especially now, known that many developers are struggling financially due to the economic crisis. In addition, the issuing of a Title Deed adds significant value to a property, which can be mortgaged at any Bank if desired. A property with Title Deed also attracts many more buyers and enables a resale transaction to proceed in a far more straightforward manner. The most important factor however, is that the Title Deed gives absolute and undisputed ownership of your property. The procedure requires an architect or civil engineer to inspect the property for any illegalities or irregularities. Following their report, since the law also incorporates an amnesty on any illegalities or irregularities already made to the property, and when some other procedures are also followed, an application will be made to the relevant authorities (like land registry, building authorities, inland revenue, municipalities, etc) for the issuing of the Title Deeds. Simultaneously our accounts department with tax experts and accountants will commence with obtaining your Tax Clearance. Once all the necessary procedures have been completed the Title Deeds will be issued. The procedure requires coordination of a team of specialized professionals and good knowledge of the new legislation procedures. At BuySell we have formed a team of professional architects, civil engineers, solicitors, valuers, accountants and property experts trained in the new legislation. Since the legislation is new, the procedure must be followed to the letter. Therefore we have invested a significant amount of time, money and energy to form a team with the top professionals in the country that can deal with speed and efficiency. We are here to make it easy and help you get your title deed.

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Cooking With Luxury By Andy Clay


ndrew Clay, our resident chef, was born in England, brought up in Australia and then moved to Cyprus with his Cypriot mother, brother and sister when he was eleven. After finishing culinary school in Nicosia, then the national service and working in a few Paphos hotels, he started to travel. Working his way through England at various hotels for three and half years, then moving on to Bermuda for a year. Then back to Cyprus to open the Anassa hotel in Polis for a few years. A year in Dubai’s Burj al Arab, the first seven star hotel in the world. Then came Richard Branson’s private Necker Island, and while at Necker he also went to Richards’ safari lodge in South Africa to train the local staff for 3 months, then returned to Necker for three and half years. Then off to East Africa, Tanzania, where he met his American

Moroccan Grilled Salmon INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup plain yogurt Juice of 1 lemon, plus lemon wedges for garnish 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for the grill 2 to 3 cloves garlic, smashed 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 4 6-ounce skinless center-cut salmon fillets 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley, for garnish Method: Stir together the yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, coriander, cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste in a small bowl. Pour half of the sauce into a large resealable plastic bag; cover and refrigerate the remaining sauce. Add the salmon to the bag and turn to coat with the marinade. Refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes, turning the bag over once. Preheat a grill to medium-high. Remove the salmon from the marinade and blot off excess yogurt with paper towels. Lightly oil the grill and add the salmon; cook, turning once, until browned on the outside and opaque in the center, 4 to 6 minutes per side, depending on the thickness. Serve with the reserved yogurt sauce and garnish with the herbs and lemon wedges.

Cajun Shrimp and Rice INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails intact Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

wife, an animal biologist, who he won over by cooking a lobster dinner with champagne in the middle of the wild African plains. There he opened a new lodge, where he stayed for one and a half years. from Africa to the states to Australia, and many more He now lives full time in Cyprus with his wife and 2 year old baby girl, but travels from Africa to the States and Australia. While traveling Andrew has cooked for many high profile people including, Robert Deniro, Bob Geldof, Bill Gates, Rod Stewart, Greg Norman, Obama Barak, the Sheik of Dubai, Natalie Imbruglia, Tyra Banks, Ron Howard, the Bransons (who’s house he usually stays at when traveling through England) and that is only a few to mention. He also works every so often at the Almond Tree restaurant and Hondros Taverna in Paphos when his best friends Andreas and Yiokos ask him. 4 plum tomatoes, chopped 2 bunches scallions, chopped 3 cups cooked white rice 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley Lemon wedges, for serving (optional) Method: Heat the butter, olive oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the Cajun seasoning and shrimp and cook, stirring, until the shrimp begin to curl, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Add the tomatoes and scallions to the skillet and cook, stirring, about 1 minute. Add the rice and 1/4 cup water and continue to cook until the rice is warmed through and the shrimp are opaque, about 3 more minutes. Stir in the parsley and serve with lemon, if desired.

Vegetable Chips with Blue-Cheese Dip INGREDIENTS: /2 cup heavy cream 1 8-ounce container sour cream 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled 2 scallions, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper Method: Make the dip: Blend the heavy cream in a blender until slightly thickened. Add the sour cream, lemon juice, blue cheese, scallions and garlic powder and pulse to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and chill 2 hours. Make the chips: Heat 1 to 2 inches vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350 degrees F. Rest a cooling rack on a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Spread some flour in a baking dish, add the beet slices and toss. Tap off the excess flour, then fry the beets in batches (don’t overcrowd the pot), stirring occasionally to make sure they don’t stick to each other, 3 to 5 minutes, or until the fizzling around the chips slows down. Transfer the chips with a slotted spoon to the rack and season with salt. Let cool at least 5 minutes; the chips will crisp up as they cool. Return the oil to 350 degrees F between batches. Replenish the oil, if necessary, and return to 350 degrees F. Dredge the sweet potato slices in flour and fry in batches, stirring, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to the rack, season with salt and let cool. Serve the chips with the blue-cheese dip.

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Cyprus History & Culture

Social Apathy… By Andreas C Chrysafis


pathy can be summed up as a state of mind where an individual has an absence of interest or concern to certain aspects of emotional, social or physical life. These feelings of lack of interest can also cause rapid deterioration in governments, its institutions and public services but most worryingly, it affects the nation in the worse possible way. If not tackled with “surgical precision”, apathy can quickly develop into an affliction!

As it happens, the majority of people live in a world filled with insecurity and share grave concerns for the future. Historically, there has never been such negativity and lack of interest in the political process, religion or social behaviour. The stable community care of the past has been diminished and replaced by the desire to “prosper by accumulation” of “material things” at any cost. This social trend on

Lactum, just like the Romans did in the Coliseum!

It is much easier to be passively controlled than to take initiative, and perplex societies such as Cyprus, are ideal candidates on fostering apathy. The socioeconomic conditions on the island have certainly transformed the nation to the point that social consciousness has taken a back seat. It has been replaced by a new culture, one that wallows in materialism and divine apathy, while the government and its

reasons, such as; the ongoing refugee dilemma; people’s jobs are at risk; unemployment; falling living standards; disillusionment, political shenanigans and institutional corruption but above all else, there are no obvious social models to aspire by and create a caring society build on fairness. For the less privileged sectors of society it means living without hope, while the wealthy are getting wealthier and the poor are getting poorer! These are valid reasons for public discontent and the escalation of social apathy…

Such freethinking and inventiveness is badly missing from the present education system including government, businesses and society at large. What is even more disturbing, the majority of graduates have been psychologically molded to aspire for a career in the public sector; they’d rather have security at hand than take daring initiatives! Then again, society in Cyprus dominated by a stagnating political culture and unions - has always encouraged new generations to maintain the status quo by means of nepotism as a way forward. Now a big majority of them are utterly spoilt, demanding and depending on materialistic “things” as a way of life, rather than aim for social consciousness.

This new phenomenon is normally brought about due to stress and disillusionment where it quickly manifests a feeling of “indifference” and “helplessness”. When that happens, it triggers off an avalanche of interrelated psychological and physical problems, which in due course can become impossible to deal with. Imaginary or real, apathy should be eradicated but such a process cannot be done so easily! Once ethos sets in, it will take years to get rid of its detrimental effects on individuals and society at large; it is absolute! If the present behaviour is the measuring stick of yesterday’s policy results, then today’s attitudes can be summed up as the main cause of social apathy. Plato, the greatest thinker of all times affirmed that: “the price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men”. He was certainly not wrong! Globalization, brutal capitalism, manipulation by the media, especially by television and government shortsightedness, could be considered as the leading players of generating insecurity so commonly experienced by people, right across the social spectrum. With the ever-growing unsustainable materialistic philosophy on self-indulgence and consumerism, those forces have fostered public attitudes never experienced before. Consumer indoctrination has been cleverly applied to appeal to people’s emotions and not necessarily to their reasoning. Undoubtedly, materialism has become the defining measure of success and has touched every sector of society at the expense of everything else.

for students to make choices, and become independent thinkers to discover and learn for themselves; such training will ultimately create a caring community free from apathy! Students of all ages can then learn to develop the manner by which to become ethical people, as opposed to people who merely do as what they are told. This means they create trusting relationships and feel safe; a crucial ingredient for success! For those who want to take control or abandon power this can be a scary experience...

materialism has been cleverly implanted in people’s minds through mass media manipulation and clever marketing ploys, as a means to instantaneous gratification. Consumerism has become addictive and people buy products indiscriminately, believing it will make their lives easier and more appealing. An additional contributing factor to apathy is the prevailing trend of unbridled hedonism. Due to feelings of “hopelessness” and “indifference ”, society has turned itself towards hedonistic entertainment as an antidote to its economic and social woes. Unable to resolve pondering issues, people have chosen to become observers; watching with enthusiasm thrilling and often gory shows that appeal to their senses rather than their common sense. Football hooliganism, anti-social behaviour, uncalled-for violence and brute force inside the arenas attract hundreds of spectators. They flood the stadiums to watch their idols to “battle it out” or to “perform” with their fists rather than with their sporting skills as a means of escapism; Salve

institutions sink their heads in the sand believing that the problem will go away, or it does not really exist! Over 70% of people in Cyprus declared that they are politically and socially disillusioned of the behaviour of the leadership and have lost interest in politics or elections (Cymar poll). Politicians are trained to perform just like actors playing their part in a play, and this sort of shallow attitude, certainly adds to the prospect of apathy taking root in a society.

All considered there is always a solution to a problem! The way to wipe out apathy can only be with the introduction of fairer policies, but most importantly by: Education! Education and Education! But, what kind of education? One that fosters: “do as you’re told” or one that endorses the concept of “taking initiatives and leadership”.

Some people may believe, that it’s their right to act indifferently to others’ needs and have become desensitized to things that do not affect them personally. This is a classic behaviour of public indifference, and its negative effects can quickly escalate into a domino effect. The existence and fostering of such pessimistic views, offer little scope or optimism of ever changing.

In Cyprus such progressive mentality has never existed. People behaved as “followers” rather than “leaders”, and this stigma can be attributed to an intractable unionized education system, unwavering traditions and dogmatic religion. Emperor Justinian I in 529AD, decreed that all philosophy schools to be closed down, because… as an absolute Monarch and god’s representative on earth, he perceived that such free thoughts were at odds with the Christian faith, which demanded blind obedience, subservience and dogmatic blindness to passions, new ideas and new thoughts.

There are obvious indicators that apathy has prevailed over common sense for a variety of

Education is the light out of the darkness, and it’s crucially important to provide the opportunity

Such self-serving mentality does not do any good in a progressive society. Cyprus needs to groom and train new freethinking citizens and not social puppets! Students on the other hand, should be free persons with free minds to explore new ideas and not be brainwashed by the existing oldfashioned political cultures. So far, the principle of “do as you are told”, it has not produced encouraging results, and as long as it continues unchallenged, apathy will nibble away at peoples’ aspirations.

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A day at the dentist


s I wait to see the dentist at the General Public Hospital, because times are tough (and besides, I pay my taxes), I am think-

ing about the rottenness of the system as people cut in The Line before me and hospital staff talk to me curtly as if I am an illiterate goat herder’s wife who is also illiterate. I am thinking these things when an elder German gentleman comes up behind me, inquiring if this is The Line. Indeed, it is The Line, I inform him, and he steps in place behind me and I return to my own thoughts. A friend who lives in Germany told me that the health care system in Germany is terrific. You pay a certain amount every month, and, you can see any private doctor you like. Apparently, they don’t have outpatient services for the public. Imagine, no Lines..... Knowing the German penchant for order, I imagined that the German Health Care System must be a smooth running system with proper infrastructure, punctual and polite health care providers, and up to date health services (i.e. they don’t dispose of newborn babies left for dead in trash cans, ..... yes people, this really happened...., and the baby turned out not to be dead when it was found by a cleaning lady in a hospital rubbish bin). Just as I pictured the utopia of the German health care system in my head, my new German friend standing in The Line behind me seemed to have read my mind, and sparked a conversation about the subject. He informed me that truly, the German system allows you to visit any doctor you like while the costs are covered by the State. ‘Remarkable’, I replied. ‘However’, he went on to say, ‘if you are waiting to see the doctor and a private patient comes in then they go in The Line before you because they are a paying customer’. Also you pay for a percentage of the cost of your medication in Germany; in Cyprus it is totally free. Hmmmm. This did not fit the utopia of German health care that I had imagined. It sounded more like Cyprus, except, as an extra, you got to feel poor along with sick at the doctor’s office. At the Paphos General Hospital at least you don’t feel like a lower valued citizen compared to the rest of the sickos waiting in Line, because everyone is in the same boat. Everyone cannot afford private health care, and everyone opts for the accessible and highly inconvenient option of Outpatient Services at the Public Hospital. While my new German friend and I were chatting about this subject, The Line kept getting shorter, and my turn came, so I registered to see the dentist, and navigated my way to the dentist’s office. Just as I sat down to wait my turn there, a lady walked out of the dentist’s office, plopped herself down in the chair next to me, and commenced sobbing uncontrollably while holding her head in her hands. Apparently, she was in a lot of pain. Pain I wanted to spare myself from. I started to panic and have crazy thoughts of walking out - I mean, I could pull my own teeth out if need be, and eventually, just get a set of false will know the difference... So, when the dentist called my name, got me in the reclining dentist chair, exhibited nil bedside manner, and asked me bluntly if I wanted to be anaesthetized before she began her torturous ritual with her sadistic instruments, I enthusiastically opted for state sponsored pain medication, which was provided in full, at no extra charge. I felt nothing and paid nothing, but whether my tooth got fixed remains to be seen.

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Well … !


ell, what a month!!! …. In Cyprus, that is; the cool summer romance place … where fireworks go off almost every night from dinner boats … and of course … “abandoned” bombs explode and leave an entire island with electricity problems… and then of course one is not so cool anymore unless you’re in a government owned office where the air-con is working at full power … in which case you’re hoping that there WILL be red-tape, bureaucracy and “siga-siga” (slowlyslowly) … so you can get to spend the whole day there! … Who needs to get attacked?? … infact, would it actually make a difference if we were? … Would I personally really make the effort to get off the beach? … Or get up from the coffee shop before I’ve lapped the last drop of coffee from the base of my frappe glass? … For SURE … if the coffee shop had plasma television and they agreed to switch channels so I could just get a grasp of how exactly we were attacked, then I’d probably order another frappe, but only if they agreed to switch back to the football over the next five minutes! … And they would also have to bring me a small bowl of

nuts to chew on … to overcome the stress (over the football game, that is!) … I mean, there’s money on the game!! …

of ways to bring a smile to someone each and every day …? … Yeah, by this time most people will be turning to the next article …

Perhaps this is the very attitude that lead to the very tragic incident that occurred earlier this month … totally arrogant apathy … that exists among us … and has merely manifested itself into our leaders … which ultimately are nothing more than a dramatized reflection of who we are! It seems even more tragic that we’re trying our utmost to overthrow these so-called leaders … but is this actually gonna change anything??? … Yep, Waiter! … Make that another frappe please! …

If you’re still here … yeah, guys, mistakes happen, yes, very pathetic, irreversible stupid mistakes that leave gashes in people’s hearts … and yes, someone will have to answer for it and be held responsible, BUT we’ve all, somewhere, sometime … we’ve all hurt someone… betrayed, cheated … and even dumped them with the blame.

Nothing will change! … Perhaps its time for each of us to actually take the time to reflect … Not on what happened … but to reflect upon ourselves! … … do I care to reverse my inherent criticism of everything around me, maybe spend some time to actually look for the good in everything around me … take the flack and forgive others for things they may have done to me … and at the same time to think

Maybe its time to stop blaming … and to start loving again. It starts within our daily live’s, in our homes, wherever we may be, with everyone who is around us. Yes, we are all different, and we all have our own special way of showing our love … and in all truth, I believe that most people are showing it … yet, perhaps, just perhaps, in these times of turmoil in our world, perhaps its time we began to up the tempo a little bit… I wish love and strength to all who lost their loved ones; May they all rest in peace … May their sacrifice not have gone in vain!

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B ridget F ath ‘Bridget Fahy paints ambiguous figures in scenes filled with texture and patterns like a quilted blanket’. Quote from ‘ Today In Art’ Tell us a little bit about yourself? I was born in Limerick, Ireland and took an Honours Degree in Fine Art Painting, at Limerick School of Art & Design(1990 -1994)before taking off to spend a year in New York. In 1996 I returned to my home city and gained a 1st class Diploma in Art Education, after which I spent eight years teaching, taking advantage of the long holidays to travel to India, South-East Asia and North Africa. In 2005 I settled in Cyprus. How come you ended up in Pafos? I came to Pafos in 2004 for my friend’s wedding. I met a local Cypriot from Tala, a familiar story! I decided to move here permanently and to concentrate solely on my career as an artist. I work and live in Kissonerga Village. In the world of Art in Cyprus, how do you see things? I believe that Cyprus has produced some fine artists. I love the paintings of Savva, Christophoros, In particular I am struck by his close affinity to the essence of Cyprus and its people. Cyprus hosts an eclectic mix of art today, with a lot of foreign artists residing here, new styles, new ways of seeing the world, lending to a more exciting multi – cultural environment. What materials do you use and what is your method of work? I paint in oils, usually on board but also on canvas. All my works derive from plein - air drawings. A lot of my paintings evolve from early morning drawings of workers in the field, later finalized in my studio. My work is character-

ized by a combination of colour, line shape and form and employs a range of differing textures. Marks are buried and rediscovered allowing traces of the paintings construction to be revealed. What Subject do you paint? My recent paintings attempt to describe the duality of farming life within the rural parts of Cyprus. The vibrancy of the colours of the plantations is magnified by the great variety of shape and pattern of the land. My paintings try to portray the utterable beauty of this secluded landscape with fruit orchards and vineyards through the dramatic use of colour and light. This colour could easily blind us to the symbolic importance each acre of land has for its owner. This wonderful patchwork of shapes could hide the more profound meaning this land has for the people. Each person carries his patch of land in his very being. The black clad woman recalls this harsh reality. She is our link to the past. Despite the back breaking labour of my subjects, they convey a sense of love for the land, a sense of belonging. The deliberate impersonality and nose to the ground activity of the figures gives the effect of timeless acceptance. Any Upcoming shows or recent Exhibitions? My work is currently on Exhibit at the Apocalypse Gallery Nicosia –Summer Show. I also have some pieces in Petros Gallery Limassol. Most recently one of my paintings won a competition reflecting the life of the people in the Troodos Region. This exhibition will be held later this year. I represented Ireland at the Florence Biennale in 2009. I have paintings in many private collections in Cyprus, Italy, Ireland, England, USA and the Netherlands. For further information about my work please visit my website

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The Dutch Way: Bicycles and Fresh Bread - B y R U S S E L L AS an American who has been living here for several years, I am struck, every time I go home, by the way American cities remain manacled to the car. While Europe is dealing with congestion and greenhouse gas buildup by turning urban centers into pedestrian zones and finding innovative ways to combine driving with public transportation, many American cities are carving out more parking spaces. It’s all the more bewildering because America’s collapsing infrastructure would seem to cry out for new solutions. Geography partly explains the difference: America is spread out, while European cities predate the car. But Boston and Philadelphia have old centers too, while the peripheral sprawl in London and Barcelona mirrors that of American cities. More important, I think, is mind-set. Take bicycles. The advent of bike lanes in some American cities may seem like a big step, but merely marking a strip of the road for recreational cycling spectacularly misses the point. In Amsterdam, nearly everyone cycles, and cars, bikes and trams coexist in a complex flow, with dedicated bicycle lanes, traffic lights and parking garages. But this is thanks to a different way of thinking about transportation. To give a small but telling example, pointed out to me by my friend Ruth Oldenziel, an expert on the history of technology at Eindhoven University, Dutch drivers are taught that when you are about to get out of the car,

you reach for the door handle with your right hand — bringing your arm across your body to the door. This forces a driver to swivel shoulders and head, so that before opening the door you can see if there is a bike coming from behind. Likewise, every Dutch child has to pass a bicycle safety exam at school. The coexistence of different modes of travel is hard-wired into the culture. This in turn relates to lots of other things — such as bread. How? Cyclists can’t carry six bags of groceries; bulk buying is almost nonexistent. Instead of shopping for a week, people stop at the market daily. So the need for processed loaves that will last for days is gone. A result: good bread. There are also in the United States certain perceptions associated with both cycling and public transportation that are not the case here. In Holland, public buses aren’t considered last-resort forms of transportation. And cycling isn’t seen as ecofriendly exercise; it’s a way to get around. C.E.O.’s cycle to work, and kids cycle to school. It’s true that public policy reinforces the egalitarianism. With mandatory lessons and other fees, getting a driver’s license costs more than $1,000. And taxi fares are kept deliberately high: a trip from the airport may cost $80, while a 20-minute bus ride sets you back about $3.50. But the egalitarianism — or maybe better said a preference for simplicity — is also rooted in the culture. A 17th-

Sign of Advancing Society? An Organized War Effort

Some archaeologists have painted primitive societies as relatively peaceful, implying that war is a reprehensible modern deviation. Others have seen war as the midwife of the first states that arose as human population increased and more complex social structures emerged to coordinate activities. RSS Feed A wave of new research is supporting this second view. Charles Stanish and Abigail Levine, archaeologists at the University of California, Los Angeles, have traced the rise of the pristine states that preceded the Inca empire. The first villages in the region were formed some 3,500 years ago. Over the next 1,000 years, some developed into larger regional

centers, spaced about 12 to 15 miles apart. Then, starting around 500 B.C., signs of warfare emerged in the form of trophy heads and depictions of warriors, the two archaeologists report in last week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. One of the regional centers, Taraco, was destroyed in the first century A.D., probably by forces from Pukara, the other principal regional center of the area. Pukara enjoyed its status as a pristine state until about 500, when it was absorbed by Tiwanaku, the principal state on the other side of the Lake Titicaca basin. A similar process of an early state’s arising from warring chiefdoms has been described in the Oaxaca Val-

ley of Mexico by Kent V. Flannery and Joyce Marcus, archaeologists at the University of Michigan. By 4,500 years ago, there were some 80 villages in the valley. As population increased, a period of intense warfare lasted from 2,450 to 2,000 years ago, culminating in the victory of one town over all the others in the valley and the formation of the Zapotec state. With the same process now documented in both North and South America, “we are coming closer to having a model for pristine state formation that may have worldwide significance,” Dr. Marcus said. “It also shows that our species, when thrust into almost identical circumstances, behaves in almost identical ways.” Dr. Stanish believes that warfare was the midwife of the first states that arose in many regions of the world, including Mesopotamia and China as well as the Americas. The first states, in his view, were not passive affairs driven by forces beyond human control, like climate and geography, as some historians have supposed. Rather, they were shaped by human choice as people sought new forms of cooperation and new institutions for the more complex societies that were developing. Trade was one of these cooperative institutions for consolidating larger-scale groups; warfare was the other. Warfare may not usually be thought of


century French naval commander was shocked to see a Dutch captain sweeping out his own quarters. Likewise, I used to run into the mayor of Amsterdam at the supermarket, and he wasn’t engaged in a populist stunt (mayors aren’t elected here but are government appointees); he was shopping. For American cities to think outside the car would seem to require a mental sea change. Then again, Americans, too, are practical, no-nonsense people. And Zef Hemel, the chief planner for the city of Amsterdam, reminded me that sea changes do happen. “Back in the 1960s, we were doing the same thing as America, making cities car-friendly,” he said. Funnily enough, it was an American, Jane Jacobs, who changed the

as a form of cooperation, but organized hostilities between chiefdoms require that within each chiefdom people subordinate their individual self-interest to that of the group. “Warfare is ultimately not a denial of the human capacity for social cooperation, but merely the most destructive expression of it,” the anthropologist Lawrence H. Keeley writes in his book “War Before Civilization” (Oxford, 1996). Compared with other species, humans are highly cooperative and altruistic, at least toward members of their own group. Evolutionary biologists have been hard pressed to account for this self-sacrificing behavior, given that an altruist who works for the benefit of others will have less time for his family’s interests and leave fewer surviving children. Genes for altruistic behavior should therefore disappear. Darwin’s solution to this riddle was that groups of altruists would prevail over less cohesive groups. This implies that natural selection can operate on groups, not just individuals, a thesis that many biologists reject. But group-level selection is more likely to operate the fiercer the competition is between groups. Samuel Bowles, an economist at the Santa Fe Institute, believes warfare between early human groups was intense, and explains the very slow growth of population prior to 20,000 years ago. Warfare “may have contributed to the spread of human altruism,” he and his colleague Herbert Gintis write in their new book, “A Cooperative Species”(Princeton, 2011). “We initially recoiled at this unpleasant and surprising conclusion. But the simulations and the data on prehistoric warfare tell a convincing story.”

minds of European urban designers. Her book “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” got European planners to shift their focus from carfriendliness to overall livability. When I noted that Manhattan’s bike lanes seem to be used more for recreation than transport — cyclists in Amsterdam are dressed in everything from jeans to cocktail dresses, while those in Manhattan often look like spandex cyborgs — Mr. Hemel told me to give it time. “Those are the pioneers,” he said. “You have to start somewhere.” What he meant was, “You start with bike lanes” — that is, with the conviction that urban planning can bring about beneficial cultural changes. But that points up another mental difference: the willingness of Europeans to follow top-down social planning. America’s famed individualism breeds an often healthy distrust of the elite. I’m as quick as any other red-blooded American to bristle at European technocrats telling me how to live. (Try buying a light bulb or a magazine after 6 p.m. in Amsterdam, where the political elite have decreed that workers’ well-being requires that shops be open only during standard office hours, precisely when most people can’t shop.) But while many Americans see their cars as an extension of their individual freedom, to some of us owning a car is a burden, and in a city a double burden. I find the recrafting of the city in order to lessen — or eliminate — the need for cars to be not just grudgingly acceptable, but, yes, an expansion of my individual freedom. So I say (in this case, at least): Go, social-planning technocrats! If only America’s cities could be so free.

Archaeology lends some support to the idea. “Groups that successfully organize themselves to raid others will acquire external resources and, in the long run, will be at a selective advantage against groups that are less well organized,” Dr. Stanish and Dr. Levine write of their findings in the Central Andes. “Both war and trade are sources of outside wealth,” Dr. Stanish said in an interview. The leaders of early states had to keep people working. They relied on religious rituals to organize the labor force and material inducements from war and trade to satisfy the elite. As the population in a region grew larger and richer, regional chiefdoms would form and start raiding one another for plunder. “Once this kicks in, it sets up a dynamic in which it’s hard to be peaceful,” Dr. Stanish said. “You either organize on a regional level or get killed or absorbed.” Of the regional chiefdoms that start a war for dominance, all but one will perish before the pristine state is formed. So why not form nonaggression pacts rather than take such a gamble? Dr. Marcus suggests two reasons. One is that human social skills evolved in the small hunter-gatherer groups in which everyone lived until 15,000 years ago. “When humans try to run larger and more complex societies, with hereditary inequality, they are pushing their sociopolitical skills to the utmost,” Dr. Marcus said. Another reason is that elites who run chiefly societies “are very aggressive and competitive — they assassinate rivals even when they are siblings or half-siblings,” Dr. Marcus said. “Competitive interaction is one of the most powerful driving forces in evolution, whether biological or social.”

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about twelve pairs of toe shoes per week. The anteater, aardvark, spiny anteater (echidna), and scaly anteater (pangolin) are completely unrelated - in fact, the closest relatives to anteaters are sloths and armadillos, the closest relative to the spiny anteater is the platypus, and the aardvark is in an order all by itself. There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball. Octopi have gardens. The Beatles song “Martha My Dear” was written by Paul McCartney about his sheepdog Martha. “Ever think you’re hearing something in a song, but they’re really singing something else? The word formis-heard lyrics is ‘mondegreen,’ and it comes from a folk song in the ‘50’s. The singer was actually singing “They slew the Earl of Morray and laid him on the green,” but this came off sounding like ‘They slew the Earl of Morray and Lady Mondegreen.’” A walla-walla scene is one








where extras pretend to be talking in the background -when they say “walla-walla” it looks like they are actually talking. The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb. The youngest letters in the English language are “j,” “v” and “w.” The Australian $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 notes are made out of plastic. Cranberry Jello is the only jello flavor that comes from real fruit, not artificial flavoring. The oldest exposed surface on earth is New Zealand’s south island. John Lennon’s assassin was carrying a copy of “The Catcher in the Rye” when he shot the famous Beatle in 1980. Don MacLean’s song “American Pie” was written about Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens. All three were on the same plane that crashed.

24. A game of pool is referred to as a “frame.” 25. Impotence is legal grounds for divorce in 24 American states. 26. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper. 27. Some biblical scholars believe that Aramaic (the language of the ancient Bible) did not contain an easy way 28. to say “many things” and used a term which has come down to us as 40. This means that when the bible -- in many places -- refers to “40 days,” they meant many days. 29. 101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan (Wendy ) are the only two Disney cartoon features 30. with both parents that are present and don’t die throughout the movie. 31. The Soviet Sukhoi-34 is the first strike fighter with a toilet in it. 32. They Might Be Giants is the first modern band with an Accordion and a Glockenspiel 33. Napoleon constructed his battle plans in a sandbox. 34. ‘Strengths’ is the longest




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He a lt h & Fi t n e s s Who Falls Shortly after the singer Amy Winehouse, 27, was found dead in her London home, the airwaves were ringing with her popular hit “Rehab,” a song about her refusal to be treated for drug addiction. Amy Winehouse, British Soul Singer With a Troubled Life, Dies at 27 (July 24, 2011) The man said “Why you think you here?” I said, “I got no idea.” I’m gonna, gonna lose my baby, So I always keep a bottle near. The official cause of Ms. Winehouse’s death won’t be announced until October pending toxicology reports, but her highly publicized battle with alcohol and drug addiction seems to have played a significant role. Indeed, her mother echoed a sentiment heard everywhere when she told The Sunday Mirror that her daughter’s death was “only a matter of time.” But was it? Why is it that some people survive drug and alcohol abuse, even manage their lives with it, while others succumb to addiction? It’s a question scientists have been wrestling with for decades, but only recently have they begun to find answers. Illicit drug use in the United States, as in Britain, is very common and usually begins in adolescence. According to the 2008 National Survey of Drug Use and Health, 46 percent of Americans have tried an illicit drug at some point in their lives. But only 8 percent have used an illicit drug in the past month. By comparison, 51 percent have used alcohol in the past year. Most people who experiment with drugs, then, do not become addicted. So who is at risk? Clinicians have long been aware that patients with certain types of psychiatric illnesses — including mood, anxiety and personality disorders — are more likely to become addicts. According to the National Institute of Mental Health’s Epidemiologic Catchment Area Study, patients with mental health problems are nearly three



times as likely to have an addictive disorder as those without. Conversely, 60 percent of people with a substance abuse disorder also suffer from another form of mental illness. Still, it’s unclear whether addiction predisposes someone to mental illness, or vice versa. Scientists do know that having a mental illness doesn’t just increase the chance of intermittent drug abuse; it also significantly raises the risk of outright dependence and addiction. The conventional wisdom is the link represents a form of “self-medication” — that is, people are using drugs long-term to medicate their own misery. There is clinical and epidemiologic evidence to support this notion. Alcohol and drugs affect mood and behavior by activating the same brain circuits that are disrupted in major psychiatric illnesses. No surprise, then, that depressed and anxious patients in particular turn to alcohol and other sedatives. But these substances are terrible antidepressants and only worsen the underlying problem, leading to a downward spiral of depression and addiction. Certain personality disorders also raise the odds of drug abuse and alcohol abuse. Narcissistic patients, who constantly battle feelings of inadequacy, are frequently drawn to stimulants, like cocaine, that provide a fleeting sense of power and self-confidence. People with borderline personality disorder, who struggle to control their impulses and anger, often resort to drugs and alcohol to soften their intolerable moods. But precarious mental health is not the only risk for long-term addiction. Emerging evidence suggests that drug abuse can be a developmental brain disorder, and that people who become addicted are wired differently from those who do not. Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, has shown in several brain-imaging studies that people addicted to such drugs as cocaine, heroin and alcohol have fewer dopamine receptors in the brain’s reward pathways than nonaddicts. Dopamine


is a neurotransmitter critical to the experience of pleasure and desire, and sends a signal to the brain: Pay attention, this is important. When Dr. Volkow compared the responses of addicts and normal controls with an infusion of a stimulant, she discovered that controls with high numbers of D2 receptors, a subtype of dopamine receptors, found it aversive, while addicts with low receptor levels found it pleasurable. This finding and others like it suggest that drug addicts may have blunted reward systems in the brain, and that for them everyday pleasures don’t come close to the powerful reward of drugs. There is some intriguing evidence that there is an


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increase in D2 receptors in addicts who abstain from drugs, though we don’t yet know if they fully normalize with time. But people are not brains in a jar; we are heavily influenced by our environments, too. The world in which Ms. Winehouse traveled appears to have been awash in illicit drugs and alcohol whose use was not just accepted but encouraged. Even people who aren’t wired for

addiction can become dependent on drugs and alcohol if they are constantly exposed to them, studies have found. Drug use changes the brain. Primates that aren’t predisposed to addiction will become compulsive users of cocaine as the number of D2 receptors declines in their brains, Dr. Volkow noted. And one way to produce such a decline, she has found, is to place the animals in stressful social situations. A stressful environment in which there is ready access to drugs can trump a low genetic risk of addiction in these animals. The same may be true for humans, too. And that’s a notion many find hard to believe: Just about anyone, regardless of baseline genetic risk, can become an addict under the right circumstances. It also has profound implications for intervention and treatment. Long-term drug use usually begins during adolescence, a time when the brain is the most plastic. In those who are most vulnerable, substance abuse must be confronted early in adolescence, before it has set the stage for a lifetime of addiction. Who can experiment uneventfully with drugs and who will be undone by them results from a complex interplay of genes, environment and psychology. And, unfortunately, just plain chance.


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Books & Films

A Week in December Sebastian Faulks

Reviewed by David R. Walker a.k.a. Southboy


here is a quote to preface A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks which goes as follows - `If you talk to God you are praying. If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia’ by Dr Thomas Szasz psychiatrist from The Second Sin. Reading Faulks latest novel comprising seven major characters from a cross section of 21st century London society the reader could be forgiven for feeling slightly schizophrenic. Faulks followed up the brilliant novel Engleby with A Week in December is a skilled enough novelist able to weave seven diverse characters into a complex and technology laden almost alienating urban landscape brought together by an up market dinner party held by a MP’s wife in one of London’s more affluent suburbs. The characters range from a Pakistani immigrant millionaire with his fanatical son, a hedge fund trader with his drug-induced teenage son, a Polish professional footballer, a idealistic

yet timid lawyer, an unsuccessful novelist turned book reviewer and a female Tube driver on the Circle line who lives in a parallel online universe. However these seven characters appear to be in search of a tangible plot, much like Pirandello’s play Six Characters in Search of an Author.

Faulks wrote A Week in December from 2005 to 2009 which illustrates as does his choice in seven characters the range of events that have characterized London at the start of the 21st century from the rise of social networking in the digital age, to the July 2005 London Transport bombings by Muslim fundamentalists to the financial recession which severely hit the UK in 2008 vividly portraying a society which has lost its sense of community while sketching the complex personal relationships which binds a society together and makes a multicultural city like London a vibrant place to live. This novel is similar to Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities which satirized New York City in the late 1980s, except that Wolfe is more skilled at being a social commentator than Faulks. Faulks’ literary strength really lies in a single protagonist

T h e Tr e e o f L i f e : B y t h e w a y o f grace or of nature Reviewed by David R. Walker a.k.a. Southboy


aving grown up with three elder brothers, I am quite aware of the natural pecking order that exists in family with all boys. Reclusive American film maker Terrence Malick’s visually evocative epic The Tree of Life centres on a Southern American family living in the then idyllic town of Waco, Texas in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. A strict and religious father, a loving and luminous mother and three boys is intimately shot and interwoven with a larger meditation on the existence of God, the universe, Birth and Death and the arc from a more pastoral existence to the technology filled society which has defined the 21st century. The father is played brilliant by Brad Pitt and the mother by Jessica Chastain each representing the balance in nature between order, discipline and change with beauty,

grace and tenderness. Malick’s vision is a of true auteur and is entirely uncompromising, creating a cinematic experience in The Tree of Life which is visually astounding, intimately beautiful and prosaic enhanced with amazing cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki. Using a non-linear narrative, multiple levels of sound combining breathtaking music with snatches of interior monologue from his characters, the audience has to piece together the progression of this journey of a family who suffers a loss by way of nature. There are no structured scenes but rather a series of visually sublime and breathtaking scenery intercut with a larger vision of the universe’s origins, the development of life on earth and the natural order of selection. Where Malick excels are the scenes of the three broth-

ers innocently playing, focusing on the eldest son, Jack’s viewpoint who is deeply affected by his father’s discipline, balancing his own aggression by acts of affection for his younger siblings. Jack also appears as an older man, played by Sean Penn as an architect in Houston, still affected by the earlier grief which defined his family. The Tree of Life is not a commercial film and if viewers enjoyed Malick’s two previous films, The Thin Red Line and The New World, then they will appreciate this beautiful yet bewildering meditation on the origins of existence on earth, yet his latest visual offering did impress the jury at Cannes walking off with the 2011 much coveted Palm d’Or. See it to make your own conclusions.

narrative set in a very specific historical era illustrated so brilliantly in his debut novel Charlotte Gray during World War II to Engleby set in 1960’s Brit-

ain. A Week in December is a British Bonfire of the Vanities lacking in razor sharp social commentary resulting in the reader feeling more adrift and schizophrenic than the seven characters that the novel portrays

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Entertainment and showbiz Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse, the British singer who found worldwide fame with a sassy, hip-hop-inflected take on retro soul, yet became a tabloid fixture as her problems with drugs and alcohol led to a strikingly public career collapse, was found dead in her apartment in London, the police said. She was 27. With a husky, tart voice and a style that drew equally from the sounds of Motown and the stark storytelling of rap, Ms. Winehouse became one of the most acclaimed young singers of the past decade, selling millions of albums, winning five Grammy Awards and starting a British retro-R&B trend that continues today. Yet, almost from the moment she arrived on the international pop scene in early 2007, Ms. Winehouse appeared to flirt with selfdestruction. She sang of an alcohol-soaked demimonde in songs like “Rehab” — whose refrain, “They tried to make me go to rehab/I said, ‘No, no, no,’ ” crystallized Ms. Winehouse’s persona — and before long it seemed to spill over into her personal life and fuel lurid headlines. The interplay between Ms. Winehouse’s life and art made her one of the most fascinating figures in pop music since Kurt Cobain, whose demise in 1994 — also at age 27 — was preceded by drug abuse and a frustration with fame as something that could never be escaped. Yet in time, the notoriety from Ms. Winehouse’s various drug arrests, public meltdowns and ruined concerts overshadowed her talent as a musician, and her career never recovered.

Britain in late 2006 and in the United States the next year, she was a fresh voice with a novel take on pop history. She spoke of her love for Frank Sinatra, Thelonious Monk and Motown, as well as Nas, the hard-core New York rapper with a sharp eye for narrative detail. Her greatest love, however, was the 1960s girl groups, something that was evident from the instantly recognizable beehive hairdo and Cleopatra makeup that she borrowed from the Ronettes. In an interview with The Los Angeles Times in 2007, Ms. Winehouse explained how a breakup had inspired the songs on “Back to Black,” and described her state of mind in terms of music and alcohol. “I didn’t want to just wake up drinking, and crying, and listening to Shangri-Las, and go to sleep, and wake up drinking, and listening to the Shangri-Las,” she said. “So I turned it into songs, and that’s how I got through it.” Amy Jade Winehouse was born in Southgate, London, on Sept. 14, 1983. Her mother, Janis, was a pharmacist, and her father, Mitch, was a cab driver who nursed a love for music. They both survive her, along with a brother, Alex. Ms. Winehouse showed an early talent for performing, as well as an eclecticism that would characterize her later work. She loved her father’s Sinatra records, but she also liked hip-hop; at age 10 she and a friend formed a rap group called Sweet ’n’ Sour that Ms. Winehouse later described as “the little white Jewish Salt-NPepa.” (Ms. Winehouse was the “sour” half.)

On Saturday, as the news of Ms. Winehouse’s death spread, many musicians took to Twitter with deep sadness but no surprise. Lily Allen, who rose through the British pop scene shortly after Ms. Winehouse, called her “such a lost soul.” The singer Josh Groban wrote: “Drugs took her gift, her soul, her light, long before they took her life. RIP Amy.”

She attended the Sylvia Young Theater School in London and later went to the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology, a free performing arts school there that counts several other recent female pop stars among its alumnae, including Ms. Allen and Adele, another young singer who is sometimes seen as picking up the neo-soul mantle from Ms. Winehouse.

As much as her misfortunes eventually took on a sense of predictability, when Ms. Winehouse arrived with her breakthrough second album “Back to Black,” which was released in

In 2003, at age 19, Ms. Winehouse released her first album, “Frank.” Influenced by jazz, it established her as a rising star in Britain. But “Back to Black,” re-

corded with the producers Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, and the Brooklyn retro-soul band the Dap-Kings, made her an international sensation. With thick horns and club-ready hip-hop beats, the album was a darkly stylish update of classic 1960s R&B, and it was adored by critics and the public alike. According to Nielsen SoundScan, which tracks music sales, Ms. Winehouse has sold 2.7 million albums and 3.4 million tracks in the United States. Yet, while “Rehab” was still climbing the charts, Ms. Winehouse made headlines for drug binges and arrests that left her hospitalized and forced her to cancel concert dates. In October 2007, Ms. Winehouse and her husband at the time, Blake Fielder-Civil, were arrested in Norway on charges of marijuana possession. A month later, Mr. Fielder-Civil was arrested and accused of perverting the course of justice by trying to bribe the victim in a bar fight not to testify against him. (Ms. Winehouse and Mr. Fielder-Civil divorced in 2009.) Perhaps the peak of Ms. Winehouse’s career was the 2008 Grammy Awards. She was nominated for six prizes and took home five, including Best New Artist. Yet even days before the show, her appearance there was uncertain because of visa problems. In the end, she performed by satellite from London. Although Ms. Winehouse has not made an album since “Back to Black,” she tried to revive her career several times. In a recent interview with The New York Times, Ms. Winehouse’s father, who released a jazz album this year, said she had been in good health lately. (Mr. Winehouse was scheduled to perform at the Blue Note jazz club in New York on Monday, but canceled after learning of his daughter’s death.) Yet Ms. Winehouse’s most recent comeback attempt faltered badly. Last month, she canceled a European tour after a performance in Belgrade on the first night, during which she appeared to be too intoxicated to perform properly.

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w h at ’ s o n a n d w h e r e Events Calendar for Paphos 1.) Paphos Aphrodite Festival; LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN (2, 3 AND 4 SEPTEMBER 2011,8.00 P.M. PAFOS MEDIEVAL CASTLE, CYPRUS). 2.) Dionysia Festival 1st - 31st of August (Stroumbi village of the Paphos district holds a festival in honor of Dionysus, the famed Greek god of wine. 3.) Arkadia 1st - 31st of August Arkadia is a festival which is conducted annually, Arkadia celebrates the heritage and culture of Kallepia, a nearby place. Arkadia takes place every August and is a festival celebrated to glorify the beauty of the region, it attracts lot’s of visitors from all around the world. 4.) Ancient Greek Drama Festival - July and August, at the spectacular Kourion amphitheatre, close by, as well as venues in Paphos 5.) Limassol Wine Festival - late August to mid-September, a major wine-tasting event in nearby Limassol, taking place at the city’s Municipal Gardens 6.)




ery Thursday STROLLING AROUND PAFOS TOWN CENTRE (KTIMA) walking tour Strolling around Pafos Town Centre (Ktima) aims to provide an overall picture of Pafos and how Pafos Town Centre evolved and developed from the late Byzantine and Medieval times to what as it was called until recently Κtima. 7.) Exhibition titled: “Fine Art and Craft”
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However all you get is the dish’s name as you would pronounce it in English for example Aloo Gobi or Dal Sambar or Mung Dal. Of course you soon learn that aloo means potato and dal means lentils which gives you a clearer picture but it is still pretty overwhelming when you have no clue what flavours are involved what spices or what textures will grace your taste buds. And when you ask for more information on a specific dish

you will only get the exact name repeated back to you several times by a very polite waiter who somehow thinks that perhaps after 5-6 times of saying “Aloo Gobi, Aloo Gobi” you will remember you were Indian in another life and actually Hindi is your mother language and you will know exactly what dish that is! So after several attempts to understand what a dish is in between bursts of laughter you begin to get, yet again, that in *have* to go with the flow. So I just closed my eyes and let my fingers point to a few dishes and took it from there. And to my surprise I have not been disappointed; after a while you begin to learn and understand words and it also helps when you go with people who have been in India longer and who can help you order. However, though I don’t mind Indian food (as I don’t eat meat most dishes are therefore appropriate), I have to say I still think Mediterranean food is the best cuisine I have ever tried. I miss fish immensely and so many dishes from the Greek cuisine like the salads, especially rocket, olives, feta, oregano and bread. Needless to say that olive oil in India costs nearly 10 euros

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14.) Pegia Yearly Festival, 14 August 8:30pm, at public parking space, free entrance, popular singers from Greece.

20/08, 4 Strings (from Netherlands), at Light-

15.) Pafia Aphrodite Festival Music and dancing Supported by Ministry of Education, CTO

21/08, Independence day, at Lighthouse,

16.) August / Village Festivals At this time of year most villages hold fairs with music and dance performances, as well as food themed festivities.

for a 300ml bottle, but when eating out is so cheap (between 2-5 Euros) you rarely cook at home.

o here I am, sitting in a reputable restaurant in Gokulam, a part of Mysore often referred to as “not really India”. It is very clean and compared to places like Delhi or Bangalore not as noisy, the architecture of the houses is a statement on the wealth of the area albeit nothing too ostentatious . A lot of local politicians and wealthy businessmen live in the area with their families and Mysore itself makes a good return from the influx of Yoga students on a year round basis. So you would think there would be a description underneath every meal in the menus, and most restaurants have pretty extensive menus consisting of several pages (yes, I have seen up to 9 pages and that’s not including drinks).

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I also have to briefly mention my experience with taking passport pictures as the Yoga shala needed them for registration. Anyone who has taken passport pics (in the UK at least) has experienced the “Don’t smile – hair away from face – don’t smile – ears have to show – don’t smile – take your glasses off and try not to smile”. Well, this was my experience in India “Madam, SMILE” click! Yep! That sums up India very well. The ones from us who have seen travel documentaries on India we are often left with haunting images of malnourished diseased animals scraping amongst rubbish to feed themselves and we are rarely shown another also very dominant reality of how animals and humans co-exist here. From my experience so far animals are super chilled out, the cows have a most serene look that I hope the pictures I have taken can somehow attest to that. I have seen horses and dogs play with each other none of which looked starved or unhealthy; in fact some of the dogs (which I have to say are stray dogs) are super fit and have a stride that even

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Faros Beach. 27/08, Extreme night, at Lighthouse, Faros Beach.

a most thorough breed dog would be envious of. I have seen people from wealthy backgrounds open their gates and literally feed cows from the street. There is no fear of disease and guessing from the overall look of people around the area it is a far cry from the one sided impressions the media often gives. Yes, I am sure that that is too a reality in some parts of India but there is also another reality that I have to stress is very magical when witnessed on a daily basis. Especially when you see animals in deep sleep practicaly in the middle of the road with absolutely no fear that they will be ran over, because quite simply people would not do that here.

Indians seem to build their lives and buildings around nature and not the other way round. Look a little closer and you can see how they build their pavements around trees instead of how we often do in the West; cut the tree, build the pavement, cut little squares in the concrete and then try to plant a new tree. We are often raised to believe that the East is backwards and undeveloped but in fact the West still has a lot to learn from the East, one just has to see their world from a different angle. Next time I will talk about the main reason I have come to India; my Ashtanga Yoga practice at the world famous Harvard of Ashtanga KPJAYI and my teacher, the late great Guruji’s (Pattabhi Jois’) daughter, 70 year old Saraswathi.


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cause they are corrupt.”

England Ideal Opponents for Brazil, Says Barroso


ELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (Reuters) - England should be invited to play Brazil to mark the opening of the Mineirao World Cup Stadium despite the animosity Brazilian FA President Ricardo Teixeira feels towards the English, Reuters has been told in an interview. The stadium is undergoing reconstruction work worth 662 million Brazilian reais (260 million pounds) ahead of the 2014 finals and England would provide the perfect opponents for the World Cup hosts, Sergio Barroso, state secretary in Minas Gerais, told Reuters at the ground. The stadium, once the secondlargest in Brazil with a record attendance of 132,000, is due to be completed in December next year as a state-of-the-art 65,000 all-seater showpiece and could stage the opening match of the World Cup finals. England were involved in one of the greatest World Cup upsets when they were beaten 1-0 by the United States in the 1950 finals at the city’s Independencia Stadium, which is also being rebuilt. “We want England to play Brazil in a friendly in the opening match of the new stadium on February 8 2013 on the recognised date for FIFA friendlies,” Barroso said. “We know what Ricardo Teixeira has said about the English, but the opening of the new stadium is more than just what he has said and his view of England. I am speaking to him and

I am going to ask him to invite England to play here. “FIFA says it is all about fair play and the good of the game so lets see what Mr Teixeira will do about it. “England was the birthplace of football and Brazil developed the game and there are very strong links between our two footballing countries.” Teixeira, who also sits on FIFA’s executive committee, has been admonished by FIFA President Sepp Blatter for his public comments about England and its media, recently saying in an interview that the English “were pirates who could go to hell”. ‘COMPLETE THE CIRCLE’ Teixeira was named in a British Parliamentary hearing by former England FA Chairman David Triesman as one of four FIFA executive committee members who suggested they would vote for England’s bid for the 2018 finals if the price was right -- although he was later cleared by an independent FA inquiry. England lost out in the race to stage the finals to Russia. On Friday, after Brazil’s 12 World Cup cities were formally presented, Teixeira was involved in a spat with English journalists who wanted to ask him about his earlier comments. “I do not talk to the English press,” he shouted, and when asked why not, he replied, “Be-

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Barroso admits that against that backdrop, and because of other demands surrounding the international calendar, it might be difficult to persuade Teixeira to ask England to come to play Brazil, but if that proposal fails, he has offered an alternative. “As everyone knows a very famous match took place here in Belo Horizonte during the 1950 World Cup when the United States beat England 1-0,” he added. “To complete the circle and give England the chance of revenge, perhaps we could also invite the United States and England here for a friendly.” That match took place at the smaller Independencia stadium in the city, which was demolished in June last year with a new 25,000-capacity stadium currently under construction. The game would also need to be sanctioned by the CBF president.

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Down DOWN 1. Maori club 2. Area of cut grass 3. Dry 4. It smells 5. One who enters a competition 6. Enjoy 7. Pitcher 8. A dog wags this 9. A complex of concurrent things 10. Large

11. Bad treatment 12. Cowboy sport 13. Bottom of the barrel Hairpiece 25. ___-Wan Kenobi 26. Gawk at 27. Murres 28. Zingy taste 29. Incorporates 30. Sheen 31. Tops of jars 33. Sword 34. Operatic solo 35. Frog


36. Swirl 38. Volunteered 41. Carpet 42. Relate 44. Missing In Action 45. A clique 46. For all to see 47. Pig 48. Tibetan monk 50. Story 51. Test 52. A university administrator 53. At one time


ACROSS 1. Flying machine 6. Adjusts 10. An earthy deposit rich in lime 14. Moses’ brother 15. At a distance 16. Double-reed woodwind 17. Chubby Checker’s dance 18. Blood vessel 19. Naked 20. Hades 22. Purposes 23. What we breathe 24. Juliet’s beau 26. Excursion 30. Shakespeare’s theater 32. Bestow 33. Get rid of 37. Fluff from a dryer 38. Part of a lyric poem 39. Stepped 40. Keenness 42. Water nymph (Greek mythology) 43. The throat or gullet (archaic) 44. Illness 45. Welsh dog 47. What a knight is called 48. Magma 49. Female flight attendant 56. Assist 57. Cab 58. Eagle’s nest 59. Filly’s mother 60. Flair 61. Flavor 62. Anagram of “Salt” 63. A subdivision of Greece 64. Come in

(archaic) 54. Location 55. Fortuneteller

Your Stars ARIES Put your plans into motion by presenting your intentions to those who should be able to give you financial support. Gel involved in activities that will stretch your stamina. You are best not to confide in anyone right now. Your luckiest day this month is Wednesday. TAURUS Emotionally, things may not run so smoothly. Be aware that you don’t get anything for nothing. You may have major blowups with someone you love if you don’t back down. Your luckiest day this month is Sunday.


GEMINI You can prosper if you invest in property or mutual funds. Try to make amends by planning a nice dinner for two. Limitations at work might set you back. You have the ability to motivate others. Your luckiest day this month is Sunday. CANCER You might want to spend some time by yourself in order to decide exactly how you feel. You need time to put your house in order and sort out what you are going to do about your personal direction. Your luckiest day this month is Thursday.

LIBRA You may want to make drastic changes concerning your personal partner. Try to be understanding. You will inspire confidence in others. You will also encounter individuals who can help you further your goals. Your luckiest day this month is Sunday. SCORPIO Try to deal with the problems of those less fortunate; however, don’t allow them to make unreasonable demands. Emotional disputes will only end in sorrow. Cutbacks at work will be a cause for worry. Your luckiest day this month is Tuesday. SAGITTARIUS Try to curb your tongue and let others at least get a word in. Your best efforts will come through hard work. You may need to make a few alterations to your living arrangements. Mingle with those who can help you get ahead. Your luckiest day this month is Saturday. CAPRICORN Try to be as mellow as possible. Try not to hurt your partner’s feelings. Don’t be shy; show your abilities! Networking will be a necessity. Your luckiest day this month is Thursday.

LEO You can enjoy your involvement in organizations that make charitable contributions. Your professional attitude will not go unnoticed. Travel will also entice you. Someone may be trying to pull the wool over your eyes. Your luckiest day this month is Monday.

AQUARIUS Love can be yours if you get out and about. Take time to deal with the concerns of children. Be discreet about your personal life or whereabouts. Be mysterious. Your luckiest day this month is Saturday.

VIRGO You can get ahead if you work diligently behind the scenes. Your sensitivity towards those you love will capture their hearts. Travel will be favourable. Find out all the facts before you jump to conclusions. Your luckiest day this month is Friday.

PISCES Look into ways to make your home more comfortable. Organize your day well if you wish to accomplish all you set out to do. Your leadership qualities will come in handy. A long discussion is in order if you wish to clear the air. Your luckiest day this month is Friday.

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