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‘Dog pound failed in its duty of care’ Damning report by animal welfare groups sent to AG By Natalie Hami


NIMAL welfare groups have sent a damning report to Attorneygeneral Petros Clerides detailing a ‘systemic regime of animal abuse’ at the Dali municipal dog pound. Clerides confirmed that he had seen the report and already sent it to the chief of police. “They told me that they would investigate and let me know,” he said. The litany of alleged abuses, which animal lovers have been collecting since April includes dogs being left to die with no medical attention or basic veterinary care, dogs entering the pound in a healthy condition and being found emaciated “to the point of death” only eight weeks later, dogs living in filthy conditions, surrounded by faeces and crawling with ticks, puppies dying through lack of basic care and being left to rot in the kennel with other live puppies, dogs disappearing and dying with no explanation or paperwork. No efforts were made to re-home any of the dogs, it claimed. The report said only one person was given responsibility for taking care of the dogs, and he only worked until 2pm daily and never on the weekends, which meant the animals were

left to fend for themselves 60 hours at a stretch once a week. It is against the law to leave an animal alone for more than 24 hours, the report said. “Our evidence gathering culminated in the discovery of a mass grave of dog carcasses directly outside the dog pound,” said the report compiled by the Friends of Cyprus Dog Rescue, Cyprus Animal Liberation Front (CALF). This was the “most sickening and horrifying piece of evidence” found, the report said, and in contravention of health laws. One of the dogs in the grave, a Great Dane cross called Romeo who was alive on July 17 was found on July 24 with a bag tied round his head, said the report. Evidence suggested he had not eaten for days. According to a forensic scientist who studied photos: “While it seems that he was not killed on site there are what look like shoe and paw prints in the sanded area at the top of the pit. If it’s not the photograph showing shadows then at least one dog was led down there alive.” The forensic scientist – part of Friends of Cyprus Dog Rescue – deduced, among other things, that some dogs may have been placed in plastic bags and then placed in the grave while they were still


The Nicosia fire department carrying out drills in Onasagorou and Ledra streets yesterday to ensure cafés with outside seating are not causing obstructions in case of an emergency FULL STORY PAGE 3 (Christos Theodorides)

Finance minister says the state payroll must be cut By George Psyllides THE finance minister signalled yesterday that any savings in the state’s operating expenses would come from cuts in payroll and other benefits as unions called for balanced measures to cover the cost of Cyprus’ bailout. “An economist may conclude that since

we know the state’s expenses and since we are looking to raise some substantial amounts, these will not come from savings in electricity or the phone (bills), but they must come from the large state expenses … the payroll, allowances, 13th salaries and anything else you can imagine,” Vassos Shiarly told the Cyprus News Agency. The minister also appealed for people to put the interest of the country above

anything else at this critical juncture. “We must think of the state and not any other interests. The state must be above everything and this should be our conscience,” Shiarly said. Cyprus sought emergency financial aid from its EU partners on June 25 to buffer a banking sector hammered by exposure to Greece, becoming the fifth eurozone


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A Poodle in a messy cage with several other dogs

‘Dog pound failed in its duty of care to animals’ Dali mayor says they do what they can to re-home the dogs (continued from front page) alive. Latex gloves found at the scene have been sent for DNA testing. “The evidence that systemic and sustained abuse and torture of animals at Dali dog pound is taking place on a regular basis is compelling,” the report said. “This is a government operated dog pound. It is breaking its own laws on animal welfare. No animal in a government operated facility should become sick and be denied treatment; become emaciated to the point of imminent death or be treated without due respect. The dog pound should be a place of safety for them until they can be reunited with their owners, re-homed or humanely euthanised.” The report said that in April, a number of dogs disappeared from the pound, mainly Cyprus poodles “for which no explanation was given apart from the fact that they had died”. “We believe that if the mass grave is excavated the bodies will be found,” it added. Friends of Cyprus Dog Rescue has removed ten dogs in the past six weeks of which 80 per cent were emaciated

and suffering from infection, disease or illness resulting from direct neglect, the animal lovers said. Since the report was compiled, volunteers from Cyprus Voice for Animals have stepped in to help the animals. Cyprus Voice for Animals’ head Mary Anastasi said the situation was now “under control”. “There are volunteers there now that have been there for a while….we made a deal with the municipality and the volunteers now have a key,” said Anastasi. She could not confirm what was in the report but simply said that she had heard that there had been various complaints. “We knew there was a problem and the volunteers said that they wanted to help in a more official way,” she said, adding that it is a job that needs many hands and the municipality alone could not help properly. Dali mayor Leontios Kallenos however said that the one dog that was found in the pit – the report states that there was more than one dog - was due to the fact they did not have their own digger to bury him at that moment and were simply waiting to get one.

Romeo found dead near the pound on July 24 Asked about the allegations made against the municipal employee tasked with looking after the dogs, he said; “He was a worker but we call the vet whenever it’s necessary.” He then threatened to take the key away from the volunteers if this story was printed: “I don’t want to tell you what to write but if you say slanderous things about the municipality we will break the contract with the volunteers,”

said Kallenos, adding that they were the only municipality that have handed a key over to volunteers. Despite the fact that according to the law authorities have 15 days to find their owners or they are euthanised Kallenos said that they often keep the animals there for months because they want to re-home them. He said 90 per cent of the dogs that end up in the pound are re-homed.

Nicosia dog shelter to move out of buffer zone AFTER more than 20 years the Nicosia Dog Shelter has decided to move location after setting up the shelter on land allocated ‘temporarily’ by the UN two decades ago. The dog shelter – currently housing 180 dogs - is located in the buffer zone near the old Nicosia airport. According to Elena Christofides, the shelter’s deputy head, the land was only temporarily allocated to them in 1990 but in any case the shelter needs new and better facilities, she said. “We’ve found some land in the area and at the moment we’re just waiting for confirmation from the government that we’re going to get it as it’s really the government that should be helping,” said Christofides, adding that they’re going to have a big fundraiser soon. She confirmed that the UN had wanted them out for a long time but it was a matter of finding somewhere else.

“They have helped us but I think because we have a lot of visitors and they have stricter security measures (they want us to relocate),” she said, adding that they had no bad feelings over it and were simply grateful for getting the area in the first place. UNFICYP spokesman Michel Bonnardeaux confirmed this saying that they were not being kicked out and only once they have found and given other premises will the agreement with the UN end. “It was always a temporary agreement as it was seen as a need,” he said. In the meantime the shelter is looking for sponsors for their 9th Dogathon which will take place on October 20. For more information contact Helen Polydorou on friendsofnds@gmail. com

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‘Cash, chips and cards all point to gambling’ Police defend raids on trials held for poker tournament By Poly Pantelides POLICE spokesman Andreas Angelides yesterday defended a decision to raid two local trials being held to select a Cyprus team for an international poker tournament in London. The organisers – the Cyprus Poker Association (CPA) – a government accredited group, and a member of the International Poker Federation, had organised trials in all four districts and had informed the authorities three weeks in advance. There would be no prize money on offer as gambling is illegal. While the Nicosia trial went without a hitch, police raided the Larnaca trial on July 22, and the Limassol one on July 28. In total they have arrested 31 people who now face gambling charges. They say money was confiscated at both events, therefore it was a crime. However the organisers said the money they found only comprised membership fees for those participating in the trials. The CPA had told people that on the day of the trials they could pay a registration fee of €35 to be eligible to play in poker tournaments. It is adamant that no actual gambling takes place, which by law is punishable with up to six months in jail and/or a fine of €769. “We needed to put a good team together to compete. We wanted to get the best players in Cyprus” the CPA’s vice president Antonis Theophanides said. Angelides said that in Larnaca police confiscated a receipt book, a large number of chips and cards and €610 in cash. “Therefore there was money,” he said, which justified the gambling charges. In Limassol, police confiscated €600, Angelides said, 494 chips and 104 plastic playing cards. “The law says is up to court to rule whether a crime was committed and if – alternatively – the game was for fun, it is again up to the court to decide,” Angelides said. “From the moment there is money present, the game is considered a crime, and those present are gamblers,” he said. Asked why the police charged people in Larnaca and Limassol but not in Nicosia, Angelides said: “Every case is examined given its own circumstances… I don’t know what happened in Nicosia”. Angelides said that the police worked “within the context of campaigns and checks,” that

money was “located during an investigation” and that “it looks like a crime was committed”. “We will forward the cases “and the court can decide,” he added. He said any correspondence and letters may also be used to decide “whether there was a crime or not”. When the CPA was invited to participate in the Nations Cup, it wrote letters to the attorney-general’s office, the police chief, the interior minister and the Cyprus sports federation informing them they would be holding a tournament, explaining the procedure, and clarifying their status, Theophanides said. “The police called, we explained… [that] not a cent will change hands. The [Nicosia] police said: no problem, you can play,” Theophanides said. “We showed our paperwork, we proved that we were invited to put a team together, but they still took us in.” The CPA will hold a news conference tomorrow “to clarify [its] status”. “Playing poker is not against the law. Gambling is illegal. We didn’t gamble,” Theophanides said. Theophanides and Angelides were talking to state broadcaster CyBC who had asked them to comment on the Cyprus Mail’s main story on Tuesday. While police appear to have difficulty enforcing gaming laws against large outfits such as online gambling outlets – now illegal - and underworld gaming operations, they regularly raid coffeeshops and even homes, especially at Christmas when Cypriots like to have a flutter. In 2009 a home where elderly women – most in their seventies – were playing cards, was raided, and police pushed the case all the way to court before attorney-general Petros Clerides suspended prosecution months later. The 44 women – the oldest of whom was 95 at the time – had €100 between them.

A fireman sits atop his vehicle as fire services carried out a trial run in old Nicosia

(Christos Theodorides)

Fire services not happy with Ledra Street access THE FIRE Service carried out a fire drill in the pedestrian area of downtown Nicosia yesterday, where firemen concluded that the fire engines did not have adequate access to Ledra and Onasagorou streets. Fire Service spokeswoman Eliza Kemidji said the fire service, in cooperation with the Nicosia municipality, wanted to examine how much space their trucks needed to access the area. “The conclusion was that we have problems of access. We consider it urgent because if a flat or business should have a

Teen in critical condition after vicious beating A 17-YEAR-OLD student is in critical condition at the Nicosia general hospital’s intensive care unit after being attacked by another teenager in Paphos, who has been placed under arrest. At around 11.30pm on Monday night, while outside a cinema in Paphos, the 17-year-old student was attacked by another 17-yearold. After being taken to Paphos general hospital where doctors diagnosed he was suffering from a severe head trauma, the 17-year-old was rushed by ambulance to Nicosia where he underwent surgery. He is being kept in the hospital’s intensive care unit. His condition is considered critical. According to state broadcaster CyBC, the school student suffered three blows to the head by another 17-yearold who allegedly considered him responsible for the break-up between him and his girlfriend. The alleged attacker was arrested and is now held at Paphos police station.

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fire, we certainly won’t be able to work properly as a fire service,” she said. “We are looking to make access possible. Based on our findings, the municipality will cut trees, move wires or signs and collaborate with restaurant owners so that they do not obstruct the path of the trucks,” said Kemidji. Last week, Nicosia mayor Constantinos Yiorkadjis met with stakeholders in the old city to discuss possible changes to help local businesses and upgrade the area’s look. In the past year cafes, restaurants and takeaways have

mushroomed on Ledra and Onasagorou streets within the Walls of old Nicosia. In many instances chairs and tables sprawl across the road, forcing pedestrians to walk around the tables to get down the street. The municipality is looking to streamline the area by specifying the shape and colour of umbrellas and their stands, and limiting advertising on shades. Yiorkadjis said he has been “exchanging views” with local businesses with the aim of creating consensus on any future changes.

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Home CYPRUS TODAY Drugs priest gets five years LARNACA Criminal Court yesterday found a 37-year-old priest guilty of drug trafficking and sentenced him to five years. He was also charged with possession of drugs and possession with intent to supply. The Greek priest – who admitted to the charges after initially pleading not guilty - was caught with almost three kilos of cannabis in his suitcase at Larnaca airport in early April. He was arriving from Athens and had told the police that he had accepted €1,000 and a return plane ticket in return for carrying the suitcase because his wife was ill. He later said his actions had been a mistake. According to Larnaca press, the court took into consideration the fact that the priest was under the supervision of the government psychiatrist at the central prisons, and the possibility that he may be defrocked. His role was also considered minor, as he was facing serious financial problems. The priest joined the Church of Cyprus some ten years ago.

HSBC linked to north property

Security Council members among 15 countries warned

COURT papers filed by a group of UK investors allege that HSBC bank took part in a “fraudulent property scheme of biblical proportions” in the north of Cyprus, according to the Telegraph. The documents claim the bank supported an “illegal commercial enterprise” in the occupied areas. “The Plaintiffs invested life savings into what they believed were vacation or retirement dwellings with valid legal title issued by the TRNC,” papers seen by the Telegraph claim. “HSBC is involved in illegally transferring monies for the sale of these properties knowing that title to the underlying properties are illegal and/or defective because the “TRNC” lacks the sovereign power to issue or obtain title.” According to the writ, the “total aggregate amount due to Plaintiffs” exceeds £32m sterling. HSBC declined to comment on the legal proceedings, which were filed in Washington DC, the paper said.

By Stefanos Evripidou

Cement workers strike over wages

A young woman chose a traditional way of cooling off in the 40C heat yesterday, eating watermelon


Turkey warns nations to stay away from gas TURKEY has warned 15 countries, including four permanent members of the UN Security Council, not to participate in the second licencing round for the remaining blocks in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ), reported Turkish daily Aksam yesterday. According to its online version, Ankara is “worried” about a second round of drilling in the eastern Mediterranean. Hence, the Turkish foreign ministry issued warnings on a governmental level to 15 countries, including Russia, China, France, the UK and Norway, which expressed an interest to participate in the second licencing round for oil and gas exploration in Cyprus’ EEZ. The foreign ministry reportedly said in its warning:

“We do not permit drilling in this controversial zone. If you do not want our ties to be deteriorated, withdraw the tender.” Turkey argues that Cyprus should not be allowed to enjoy the benefits of its natural resources without the Turkish Cypriots also sharing in that revenue. It also claims that part of Cyprus’ EEZ violates Turkey’s own continental shelf. Being one of the few countries not to sign the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, Turkey refuses to acknowledge islands’ right to an EEZ. Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Selcuk Unal was quoted saying the blocks in Cyprus’ EEZ west of the island overlapped with Turkey’s continental shelf in the Mediterranean. “Turkey will not tolerate any action in these fields,” he said.

Unal also argued that a big part of Cyprus’ EEZ south of the island overlapped with areas ‘licensed’ to the Turkish National Oil and Gas Company (TPAO) in an agreement between Turkey and the breakaway regime. “The continuation of further activities by international oil companies in these fields might constitute the reason for the creation of undesired tension... We call the relevant countries and oil companies to act with common sense and withdraw from the tender,” Unal was quoted saying. Turkey signed a ‘continental shelf delineation agreement’ with the breakaway regime last September in a purported effort to protect the rights of Turkish Cypriots to the island’s natural resources, while also serving to support Turkey’s argument against islands having any

right to an EEZ. The agreement signed with the Turkish Cypriots gives Turkey the lion’s share of rights in the waters between Turkey and Cyprus’ northern coast. Maps published in Turkey’s official gazette show that oil drilling permits issued to TPAO stretch as far as the Greek island of Rhodes as well as blocks 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7 in Cyprus’ EEZ, south and south-west of the island. Cyprus has an estimated offshore gas prospect of 7.0 trillion cubic feet (tcf) in block 12 of its EEZ, for which US-based Noble Energy has a concession. Turkey demands that Cyprus cease hydrocarbon exploration s pending reunification talks and has previously said it would take measures to protect its interests as well as secure those of the Turkish Cypriots.

WORKERS at the Vassilikos cement factory walked out of their jobs yesterday morning protesting a 6.0 per cent wage cut. Employees stopped work between 7am and 10am to show “they are not willing to accept the company’s arbitrary actions that do not comply with collective agreements and benefits the company has signed,” SEK union representative Stelios Tjiampoutis said. He said the company was taking advantage of its effective monopoly – it is the only cement factory on the island – but the unions discussed yesterday how the workers could “continue [their] struggle”. Their plans included an information campaign, Tjiampoutis said.

Dodgy seafood on the market GDL Trading Ltd yesterday issued a recall for a batch of cuttlefish found to contain high quantities of cadmium. The company urged consumers to return the cuttlefish to the place it was purchased for a refund. The products details are: NDN FROZEN LTD, onekilogram cuttlefish packaged in India on March 23, 2011. Use by January, 2013. Batch number 100/200 +200/300230311A. The company assured consumers that it is taking all measures and implements a certified system of food safety management. For more information contact 80003536.


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Murder suspect spooked by ‘pasta’ death threat By Poly Pantelides THE ALLEGED fixer of Sigma boss Andis Hadjicostis’ murder yesterday said that he was given a message from “a man in a uniform” some two weeks ago that linked a key prosecution witness with an attempt against his life. Andreas Gregoriou, who is charged with premeditated murder, told the court that about fifteen days ago he received a message from prosecution witness Fanos Hadjigeorgiou. Hadjigeorgiou got immunity in exchange for confessing to driving the getaway mo-

torbike on the day of the murder and is said to have been recruited by Gregoriou. A “man in a uniform” was asked to pass on this message in prison and was told: “Tell Andreas [Gregoriou] that I went to have pasta and he’ll understand,” Gregoriou said. Gregoriou said yesterday that the “man in a uniform” - most likely a police officer would not testify “for obvious reasons” but Gregoriou claimed there was someone else – present when he got the message – that would be testifying. He did not say who that was. His lawyer asked him to explain why he thought Hadjigeorgiou wanted to harm

him. Gregoriou said that this was a reference to the day during Christmas 2009 when a bomb exploded in his car outside his home in Tseri. On that day, Gregoriou was taking care of his hunting dogs with Hadjigeorgiou. “He [Hadjigeorgiou] seemed to be in a bit of a rush and said he wanted to go to his mother who had made him pasta. I said: ‘She cooks pasta at Christmas?” Gregoriou said. “When the bomb went off [after that] I thought my whole body was broken. My wife almost lost the baby [their daughter was born in March 2010]. If you don’t go through it you can’t understand,” he told the court.

“I was in such a bad state I didn’t talk. I only thought... I thought they might amputate my leg… I was in a miserable state,” Gregoriou said. Hadjigeorgiou had previously testified that Gregoriou allegedly provided a sawnoff shotgun to be used in the January 2010 murder of Hadjicostis while he was still in the hospital. Gregoriou also dismissed a number of testimonies implicating him in the murder. The four accused of premeditated murder are alleged masterminds, Skordelli and her brother Tasos Krasopoulis; alleged shooter Gregoris Xenofontos; and Gregoriou, the alleged fixer.

AKEL now ‘a danger to Cyprus’ DISY hits back at claim it is to blame for current woes By Stefanos Evripidou

From left: Loizos Hadjicostis of ETYK, the bank workers union, with PASYDY’s Giorgos Flourenzou and Glafcos Hadjipetrou

PASYDY: the workers always sacrifice (continued from front page) country to need a bailout. The island’s two largest banks booked significant losses on the restructuring of Greek debt earlier this year, impairing regulatory capital and forcing them to seek government aid to recapitalise. It is unclear how much Cyprus, the euro zone’s third smallest economy, will require. The bailout will be comprehensive, and not limited just to the banking sector. “Based on the experience from Portugal and Spain, we believe that the Troika (IMF, EU, ECB) expects that cutting state expenditure also includes the state payroll, as well as raising taxes, which will not have a negative impact on the economy,” the minister said. “However, the combination and burden of the measures will be set by Cyprus and not the Troika.” Shiarly said the two sides were divided on some matters but appeared optimistic that any differences would be ironed out eventually since they both had full knowledge of the issues.

“From our side, there are certain issues which are not acceptable from the outset and require further discussion,” Shiarly said. If all goes well, the deal between the two sides is expected to be signed in September, Shiarly said. Sensing what’s coming, public sector unions are attempting to present a united front. “We are organising to help save our country and it is everyone’s responsibility, not only workers,” said Glafcos Hadjipetrou, leader of the main civil servants union PASYDY. Speaking after a meeting of public sector syndicates and the union of bank employees, Hadjipetrou said it was the banks’ fault that Cyprus was forced to apply for a bailout and demanded that any measures must be balanced. “It is with much anxiety that we want to be informed of any proposals because the effects will mainly be on the workers,” he said. “Always and everywhere, it is the workers who shoulder the large burden of any damages.”

Hadjipetrou said it was always the workers who made the sacrifices while others, mainly entrepreneurs only cared for their profits. “In the past we heard of great benefactors for the salvation of the nation; today we hear about the big tax evaders,” he said. Hadjipetrou said if everyone paid their share, Cyprus could easily get out of the recession. “People cannot point the finger and target workers in the wider public sector at every opportunity,” he added. He slammed the bank managements and the “golden boys” who took the “criminal decisions.” “The openings (banks made in Greece) were unacceptable.” Shut out of international financial markets for more than a year in part because of fiscal slippage, Cyprus had little option but to seek aid from its EU partners. It has also asked Russia, which lent the island €2.5 billion last year, for another €5 billion loan.

In new twist to cheese tale hellim to be included in halloumi PDO A NEW application to register halloumi cheese as a protected Cypriot product in the European Union would likely include its Turkish name, hellim, the government said yesterday. Agriculture Minister Sofocles Aletraris said the decision had not been imposed by the European Commission as one news report suggested. “We are looking into this possibility – to have the issue

of hellim in the new file to be submitted to the European Commission, aiming at registering both hellim and hallloumi,” the minister said. Daily Phileleftheros suggested yesterday that the Commission was trying to impose the inclusion of the Turkish Cypriot community in the new application to register the cheese as protected designation of origin (PDO). “It is not exactly a Commis-

sion demand,” the minister said. “It is a response by the Agriculture Commissioner to a question by a Czech MEP and nothing has been conveyed to us.” In April, Cypriot cheese manufacturers withdrew an application to register halloumi as a PDO after disagreement over the type and ratio of milk used in its production. In June, the EU’s General

Court awarded German company Garmo AG the right to register hellim as a community trademark. Aletraris appeared confident that Cyprus’ new application would reverse this. The new file is currently being processed by the ministry’s advisory committee and very soon it will be conveyed to the minister before it is published in the government gazette.

THE AKEL government has become “a danger to the country”, said main opposition party DISY yesterday after President Demetris Christofias blamed the opposition for the arrival of the troika in Cyprus. In a released statement yesterday, DISY said the government has become a liability to the country, having failed to heed DISY’s warnings on the shaky state of public finances, or even acknowledge the situation the economy was in, resulting in the troika’s arrival. “Those who are solely responsible belong to the government of AKEL, who with reckless spending turned surpluses into massive deficits,” said the party. “Instead of trying to deal even now with the governance of the country they’re either spending their holidays abroad or making unsubstantiated attacks and lies against their political opponents. They have become a danger to the country,” said DISY. The opposition called on the government to apologise to the Cypriot people “because in five years, the government of AKEL has almost demolished what was painstakingly built over the past 50 years”. Speaking during a dinner hosted by the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK on Monday, Christofias argued that everyone- the European Commission and IMF -acknowledges Cyprus would not be seeking a bailout if it was not for the losses suffered by Cypriot banks due to the Greek haircut which sent the banks searching for recapitalisation. “We had no choice but to invite the troika delegation, because our banks needed to be recapitalised,” he said.

The president clarified that he did not invite the trio of international lenders because he was losing sleep over bank losses, but to safeguard the deposits of the ordinary man. “I’m not concerned about the banks’ capital, but I am concerned about the people who deposited their savings in the banks,” he said. Press reports and estimates on the amount Cyprus will eventually request from the EU bailout mechanism range from €10 billion to €15 billion. At the same time, Cyprus has requested a second bilateral loan from Russia worth €5 billion, after receiving €2.5 billion from Russia last December. Cyprus has been shut out of the international markets since 2011 and the €2.5 billion was supposed to keep Cyprus afloat until the end of 2012. Speaking from London, Christofias said the second loan request was still pending, though he acknowledged that even if even if the loan is granted, it may not be enough. In an interview with London Greek Radio (LGR) on Sunday, Christofias accused the opposition in Cyprus of “being alarmist and spewing hatred” at political opponents, saying this indicated an underdeveloped political culture. The opposition “pushed us to enter the (European stability) mechanism in collaboration with the then central bank governor” Athanasios Orphanides, he said. The president labelled Orphanides, DISY number two Averof Neophytou and DIKO deputy Nicolas Papadopoulos as the “Holy Trinity” and attributed to them the arrival of the troika (European Commission, European Central Bank, IMF) in Cyprus to examine the country’s request for an EU bailout.

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Rapid response unit for larger investments To be approved for speedy processing, investments must be more than €50m By Jacqueline Agathocleous CHINESE investors are showing an active interest in purchasing holiday homes in Cyprus, Commerce Minister Neoclis Sylikiotis said yesterday. Speaking after the ministerial committee on investments – comprising of the commerce, finance, interior and communications ministers – met with the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA), Sylikiotis said Cyprus wasn’t the only country China was interested in investing in. But he confirmed that apart from interest in investing in the old Larnaca airport, the Chinese have shown an “active interest” in acquiring holiday homes on the island. “Quite a few Chinese people have purchased a holiday home in an effort to secure permanent residency permits,” said the minister, adding that there were “dozens of such cases”. Sylikiotis said such investments offered hope for the local construction sector’s future and created

“permanent qualitative tourism”. Referring to the ministerial committee’s first meeting yesterday, the minister reminded reporters of a recent cabinet decision to create a rapid licensing mechanism for strategic investments. “The committee has been given its terms of reference and has set specific criteria,” said Sylikiotis.

STRATEGIC According to the terms of reference, the ministerial committee must first decide whether an investment is strategic, then it should set a time frame and coordinate all state services to speed up licensing procedures, closely monitor the whole procedure and submit three-monthly reports to the cabinet. In order to be approved for rapid licensing, the investment must be worth over €50 million, including the value of the land; it must open a significant number of job positions and should preferably be involved in the research and development of inno-

vative products and services. Sylikiotis said the scheme involved Cypriot as well as foreign investors. “The ministerial committee met for the first time today and we decided on the methodology that will be followed,” said Sylikiotis, adding that no specific investments had been discussed. CIPA, he added, was given the task of collecting data from the all the appropriate ministries and services on either investments that are underway or possible investments where an interest was shown. The committee will meet again in September to analyse these findings. According to Sylikiotis, CIPA was recently in China to promote investments that are either underway, or projects that are having difficulties finding funding. “And it is here that we can help out as a state,” said the minister. “For the first time, we are putting the matter of investments under complete planning and coordination.”

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Cyprus, France in rescue drill DEFENCE Minister Demetris Eliades yesterday announced the successful completion of a joint aeronautical search and rescue and unconventional threats exercise between Cypriot and French forces in waters south of Limassol The three-hour exercise was conducted under the coordination of the Cyprus Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC), as part of the two countries’ bilateral defence cooperation. A French frigate, Jean Bart, and a Panther helicopter participated in the manoeuvres off Cyprus’ coast, along with three Cypriot helicopters - two Augusta Westland and one Bell and patrol ships. A Cypriot underwater demolition unit of the naval command, the medical unit of the JRCC and Limassol General Hospital medical services also took part in the exercise.

The exercise scenarios included nautical accident and emergency incidents in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and in the JRCC area which is identical to Cyprus’ Flight Information Region (FIR) with air transfer of injured persons to the French frigate and then to Limassol General Hospital. It also included dealing with unconventional threats and boarding ships by the French frigate and the Cypriot underwater demolitions unit. The latest exercise follows from the last joint exercise with the French Navy in March and an exercise with the German Navy last April. Eliades announced that other exercises with friendly countries will also follow. “In the area of the EEZ and the Nicosia FIR, the Republic of Cyprus has not only sovereign rights, but also responsibilities and obligations under international law.”

Napa shooting suspects brought in from Greece By Jacqueline Agathocleous THE TWO Greek nationals suspected of murdering five men in Ayia Napa last month arrived in Cyprus last night amid heavy security. The two suspects, aged 29 and 41, will be brought to court to be remanded. Police spokesman Andreas Angelides said earlier yesterday the aim was to find the masterminds behind the crime. “Quite a few investigations have taken place and we have some results on the case so far. “After that we will see how to move forward, what the connection is, and what else will emerge, so investigations can continue,” he added. Asked if the police already had an idea who the masterminds were, Angelides said there were statements and information, though the two suspects were expected to prove vital in resolving the case. The two men were allegedly identified from closed circuit TV footage obtained

from clubs in the area of the shooting. Police said they had also identified one of the men by using a DNA sample from a cap which fell off when the shooter fled the scene. A European arrest warrant and Interpol Red Notice were issued for the suspects. Five men, four of whom working for Famagusta businessman Phanos Kalopsidiotis, were shot in late June near the popular Red Square bar a bit after 3am on a Saturday. The area was still busy at that time as clubs in Ayia Napa often stay open until 7am. The victims – three Cypriots aged 28, 33 and 35 and two Romanians aged 25 and 33 – were killed. The police found bullet proof vests, a balaclava, gloves and a computer tower in the victims’ car boot. The shooting is thought to be linked to a war between online betting shop owners and took place about two weeks before parliament banned online casinos.

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London passing traffic test Smoking train and suicide bid fail to disrupt Olympic traffic so far By Alessandra Prentice and Sam Speed

Suing: Vincent (above) and Robert Tchenguiz

SFO hauled over coals for faulty arrests of property magnates By Kirstin Ridley TWO TOP judges slammed Britain’s fraud-busting agency yesterday for obtaining search warrants unlawfully during a controversial probe into property magnates Vincent and Robert Tchenguiz, dealing a fresh blow to embattled investigators. They declared the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), already accused of “sheer incompetence” in the investigation, obtained the warrants “by misrepresentation and nondisclosure”, after the brothers launched a legal challenge over how the agency conducted its inquiry. “At the hearing before the judge (to obtain the search warrants), the oral evidence given (by the SFO) ... was both unfair and inaccurate. The tone of that evidence was unjustified,” the court said in its summary. The ruling piles further pressure on new SFO chief David Green and brought a renewed pledge to sue for damages from both Tchenguiz brothers. “I now intend to pursue my claim in respect of damages I have suffered as a result of the SFO’s (Serious Fraud Office’s) illegal actions,” Robert Tchenguiz said yesterday in a statement. “I also intend to bring proceedings against the SFO in respect of my arrest.” One of Green’s first jobs in office was to drop the case against Robert’s older brother Vincent, who was also briefly arrested in March last year in a blaze of publicity. The investigation stems from the brothers’ dealings with Icelandic bank Kaupthing, which they tapped for large loans shortly before it buckled in the 2008 financial crisis. British retail depositors lost millions. The Tchenguiz brothers, who have made headlines in the British media over their lavish parties and luxury lifestyle, say the publicity surrounding their arrest inflicted lasting damage on their reputations and businesses.

SPECTATORS travelling to the Olympics scrambled for alternative routes yesterday after a smoking train forced the closure of London’s busy Central Line subway, but many travellers praised a quick response by authorities to help them on their way. Feared disruptions to Europe’s busiest and oldest transport system were a constant issue in the run-up to the Olympic Games with millions of spectators from around the world expected to descend on the British capital. After trains ground to a halt on the Central Line which runs to the Olympic Park during the morning rush hour, an army of Olympic volunteers stepped in quickly to guide crowds of commuters and fans, and the atmosphere was calm and orderly, Reuters reporters said. London’s commuters, accustomed to almost daily delays on the Tube, the world’s oldest urban underground, appeared to be understanding. “(It’s) not too bad actually.

German tourists on the Tube to Olympic Park yesterday They gave us tickets for the bus or train,” said Sammy Proctor, 17. Foreign visitors were also patient, if a bit bemused. “Getting around has been incredibly easy,” said Alexei Kazakov from Russia’s Siberia region, who was wearing

Bail denied for radical cleric A RADICAL Muslim cleric lost his latest legal bid yesterday to be freed from the British jail where he is being held pending attempts to deport him to Jordan to face terrorism charges. The decision at London’s High Court to refuse Abu Qatada bail will be a relief to the British government which feared his release during the Olympics would overburden security services and police stretched by their duties protecting the Games. Abu Qatada’s lawyers had challenged a judge’s previous ruling that freeing the preacher at such a time would have been “exceptionally problematic” given the risk of him absconding. Two judges at the High Court rejected their requests to review whether Abu Qatada’s detention was legal and release him on bail. Britain has been trying for more than a decade to deport the Jordanian cleric of Palestinian origin, once described by a Spanish judge as “Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man in Europe”. During that time Abu Qatada has spent nearly seven years in detention without charge, a period one of his lawyers said was so long that any continuation should be deemed unlawful. Edward Fitzgerald told the court that Abu Qatada’s deportation was unlikely to be imminent and that his case could drag on for at least another year. “However great the risk, there becomes a point when it ceases to be lawful to maintain detention,” he said. Government lawyer Robin Tam said Abu Qatada still posed a high national security risk and there was also a significant danger that he would abscond. The Islamist preacher, who was not present at the hearing, has been in and out of jail since he was first detained under British anti-terrorism laws in 2002.

Paxman’s bible comments ‘offensive’ COMMENTS by Jeremy Paxman in which he called the Bible’s book of Genesis “hogwash” during an edition of Newsnight have been ruled offensive by the BBC Trust. The no-nonsense presenter - known for his robust style - also referred to those with a literal belief in the Old Testament as “stupid people”. The Trust’s Editorial Standards Committee decided the terms were offensive to some parts of the audience and there was “no clear editorial purpose” for their use. It was accepted Paxman had not intended to deliberately cause offence. He made the comments during an item about Professor Richard Dawkins’s new book, The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True, during a programme screened in October of last year. The piece prompted a complaint that it had been biased against religious belief, although this was rejected. The BBC’s editorial complaints unit had previously cleared the edition of causing any offence. But following an appeal, the Trust upheld the complaint in part.

the full Russian Olympic outfit at the London Bridge railway station. “There are people everywhere telling you where to go. It’s almost as good as the Moscow metro.” The Central Line, which runs east-west across Lon-

don, was halted after a driver reported smelling smoke just east of Stratford station, the main hub for visitors to Olympic Park, said operator Transport for London. Part of the line was shut for about three hours. The high-speed Javelin train

service, designed to whisk fans from central London to the Olympic Park in a few minutes, was also suspended briefly following a report that a man threatened to jump onto the track. “(The) man has been detained and the line is now clear...” a British Transport Police spokeswoman said. He said a police negotiator had to intervene to end the standoff. Messages on social media websites said the incident was caused by a “suicidal person”. Network Rail, which operates Britain’s overground rail infrastructure, has hired a troupe of actors dressed as American tourists from the 1950s in chequered suits and white tasselled cowboy boots to entertain commuters. “We are here to lighten the mood and raise a smile,” said Raylene, sporting a blonde beehive wig, as others moved through the station giving high-fives and posing for photos. London’s transport bosses expect an extra 3 million journeys per day during the Games on top of the usual 12 million who use a transport network including the Tube.

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Fury as child abuse killer is set free

WORLD TODAY Opposition leader charged RUSSIAN opposition leader Alexei Navalny was charged with theft on Tuesday and could face up to 10 years in jail in what Kremlin critics say is a growing crackdown on dissent by President Vladimir Putin. Navalny, an anti-corruption blogger who organised street protests that have dented Putin’s authority, dismissed the charge as absurd and other opposition leaders accused Putin of using KGB-style tactics to try to silence his critics. The most charismatic of the protest leaders and potentially the biggest threat to Putin, he was also barred from leaving the country in the latest of a series of moves against Putin’s opponents since he began his six-year term as president in May.

Tymoshenko trial defiance JAILED Ukrainian exprime minister Yulia Tymoshenko defied state prosecutors on Tuesday, telling a court that she would refuse to take part in a new trial by video link from her hospital bed. The 51-year-old Tymoshenko is already serving a seven-year sentence for abuse of office but has been moved from prison to a clinic for treatment for a chronic back problem. Her condition has led to several postponements of a new trial on charges of tax evasion and embezzlement going back to the 1990s when she was a prominent businesswoman involved in the gas trading industry, earning the sobriquet “gas princess”.

False alarm NORWEGIAN police evacuated part of Oslo’s downtown on Tuesday in what turned out to be a false alarm after finding a suspicious package under a car at the US embassy. Police, who had been criticised for reacting too slowly when gunman Anders Behring Breivik detonated a bomb last year before going on a killing rampage, cordoned off an area 500 metres (550 yards) around the embassy, evacuating buildings and calling dozens of emergency vehicles to the scene.

Indian passengers wait on a train during a power outage in New Delhi yesterday

Millions hit by new India power outage By Frank Jack Daniel HUNDREDS of millions of people across India were left without power yesterday in one of the world’s worst blackouts, trapping miners, stranding train travellers and plunging hospitals into darkness when grids collapsed for the second time in two days. Stretching from Assam, near China, to the Himalayas and the northwestern deserts of Rajasthan, the outage covered states where half of India’s 1.2 billion people live and embarrassed the government, which has failed to build up enough power capacity to meet soaring demand. “Even before we could figure out the reason for yesterday’s failure, we had more grid failures today,” said R. N. Nayak, chairman of the state-run Power Grid Corporation. Prime Minister Manmohan

Area affected spans Assam, Himalayas and Rajasthan Singh had vowed to fasttrack stalled power and infrastructure projects as well as introduce free market reforms aimed at reviving India’s flagging economy. But he has drawn fire for dragging his feet. By nightfall, power was back up in the humid capital, New Delhi and much of the north, but a senior official said only a third was restored in the rural state of Uttar Pradesh, itself home to more people than Brazil. The cuts in such a widespread area of the world’s second most populous nation appeared to be one of the biggest in history, and hurt Indians’ pride as the country seeks to

emerge as a major force on the international stage. “It’s certainly shameful. Power is a very basic amenity and situations like these should not occur,” said Unnayan Amitabh, 19, an intern with HSBC bank in New Delhi, before giving up on the underground train system and flagging down an autorickshaw to get home. Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde blamed the system collapse on some states drawing more than their share of electricity from the over-burdened grid, but Uttar Pradesh’s top civil servant for energy said outdated transmission lines were at fault. Asia’s third-largest economy

suffers a peak-hour power deficit of about 10 per cent, dragging on economic growth. Between a quarter and 40 per cent of Indians are not connected to the national grid. Two hundred miners were stranded in three deep coal shafts in the state of West Bengal when their electric elevators stopped working. Eastern Coalfields Limited official Niladri Roy said workers at the mines, one of which is 700 metres (3,000 feet) deep, were not in danger and were being taken out. Train stations in Kolkata were swamped and traffic jammed the streets after government offices closed early in the dilapidated coastal city of five million people. The power failed in some major city hospitals and office buildings had to fire up diesel generators. By mid-evening, services had been restored on the New Delhi metro system.

Australia finds record narcotics haul among Thai terracotta pots

Irish author dead MAEVE Binchy, one of Ireland’s most beloved writers, has died in Dublin after a short illness at the age of 72. She was revered for such novels as Circle of Friends, which was adapted for the screen in 1995. She sold more than 40 million books worldwide.


THE wife of infamous Belgian paedophile Marc Dutroux, who let two of his young victims starve to death, has been released from prison 22 years early to the outrage of their families. Michelle Martin, 52, was jailed for 30 years in 2004 for not freeing girls Dutroux held captive behind a secret door in their basement in Marcinelle, 40 miles south of Brussels. Dutroux, 55, is serving a life term for kidnapping, torturing and abusing six girls in 1995 and 1996, four of whom he murdered. During those years, Dutroux also spent four months in jail for theft, leaving it to his wife to feed Julie Lejeune and Melissa Russo, two eight-yearold girls imprisoned in the basement. Martin, herself a mother of three, let the girls starve to death. Martin and Dutroux have been behind bars since they were arrested August 12, 1996. Under Belgian law, early release is possible after onethird of a sentence is served, including credit for time spent in pre-trial detention. And in Martin’s case, a Belgian convent has said it would take her in as part of the conditions of her release. The parents of the two murdered girls expressed outrage at the court’s decision, saying Martin was as bad as her husband. And parents of the couple’s other victims said they were shocked by the decision to release Martin early and accused the court of ignoring their feelings. The ruling “came out of the blue,” said Paul Marchal, whose 17-year-old daughter An, was drugged and killed in Dutroux’s dungeon. “I believed this would not happen,” Marchal said. “If Martin gets an early release, then who will they keep in prison?” A court in the city of Mons granted Martin’s early release request after her lawyers found a place for her at the convent and convinced the court she would not become a repeat offender.

Australian Federal Police guard $525-million-worth of crystal methamphetamine and heroin in Sydney yesterday

AUSTRALIAN police on Tuesday seized a record half a tonne of the drug ice and heroin worth up to A$500 million ($525 million) hidden in a shipment of terracotta pots from Thailand. Seven people, including four from Hong Kong, were arrested after a year-long investigation following a tip-off from US authorities, police said. The 306kg of methamphetamine, also known as ice, was Australia’s biggest seizure of the drug, while the 252 kg of heroin was the nation’s third largest-haul of heroin. “At the end of the day, there’s a lot of ‘Mr Mediums’ and ‘Mr Littles’ that work with ‘Mr Big’,” Deputy Commissioner Andrew

Colvin told reporters. “I think we’ve got a good combination of the people responsible for this importation.” The drugs were found hidden in a shipment of 3,200 terracotta pots at Sydney’s Port Botany. Those arrested were charged with conspiracy to import illicit drugs and holding a commercial quantity of illicit drugs. The charges carry a maximum penalty of life in jail. “We’re talking about a significant quantity of two separate types of substances which generally have different source countries,” Colvin said, adding that the investigation was continuing and further arrests were possible.

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‘Al Qaeda decline hard to reverse’

Rebels claim successes amid Aleppo strife Assad aircraft, artillery pound Syria city By Erika Solomon SYRIAN combat aircraft and artillery pounded two areas of Aleppo yesterday as the army battled for control of the country’s biggest city, but rebel fighters said troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad had been forced to retreat. Large clouds of black smoke rose into the sky after attack helicopters turned their machineguns on eastern districts for the first time in the latest fighting and a MiG warplane later strafed the same area. The battle for Aleppo has become a crucial test for both sides in the 16-monthold rebellion. Neither Assad’s forces nor the rag-tag rebels can afford to lose if they hope to prevail in the wider struggle for Syria. Heavy gunfire echoed round the Salaheddine district in the southwest of the city, scene of some of the worst clashes, with shells raining in for most of the day. Reuters journalists have established that neither the Syrian army nor rebel fighters are in full control of the quarter, which the government said it had taken at the weekend. Salaheddine resembled what one journalist called a “ghost town”, its shops shuttered,

with no sign of life in its apartment buildings and its streets mostly devoid of traffic. Rebel fighters, some in balaclavas and others with scarves around their faces, fired machine guns and assault rifles around street corners at invisible enemies. Wounded civilians and fighters were carried to makeshift dressing stations.

CITY CENTRE PUSH Syrian state television said yesterday troops were still pursuing remaining “terrorists” there - its usual way of describing rebel fighters. A rebel commander in Aleppo said his fighters’ aim was to push towards the city centre, district by district, a goal he believed they could achieve “within days, not weeks”. The rebels say they now control an arc that covers eastern and southwestern districts. “The regime has tried for three days to regain Saleheddine, but its attempts have failed and it has suffered heavy losses in human life, weapons and tanks, and it has been forced to withdraw,” said Colonel Abdel-Jabbar al-Oqaidi, head of the Joint Military Council, one of several rebel groups in Aleppo. Oqaidi told Reuters late

on Monday more than 3,000 rebel fighters were in Aleppo, but would not give a precise number. The fighting has proved costly for the 2.5 million residents of Aleppo, a commercial hub that was slow to join the anti-Assad revolt that has rocked the capital, Damascus, and other cities. While rebels say they will turn Aleppo into the “grave” of the Assad government, thousands of residents have fled and those who remain face shortages of food and fuel and the ever-present risk of injury or death. “We have hardly any power or water, our wives and kids have left us here to watch the house and have gone somewhere safer,” said Jumaa, a 45-year-old construction worker, who complained it was nearly impossible to observe the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Makeshift clinics in rebelheld areas struggle to deal with dozens of casualties after more than a week of fighting. Up to 18,000 people have been forced to leave their homes in Aleppo and many frightened residents were seeking shelter in schools, mosques and public buildings, according to figures given by the UN refugee agency in Geneva.

Syrian rebel fighters are pictured next to a burnt army tank in the northern town of Atareb, 25 kms east of Syria’s second largest city Aleppo (AFP)

OSAMA bin Laden’s death sent al Qaeda into a decline that will be hard to reverse, the United States said yesterday in a report that found terrorist attacks last year fell to their lowest level since 2005. Describing 2011 as a “landmark year”, the United States said other top al Qaeda members killed last year included Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, reportedly the militant organisation’s No. 2 figure after Bin Laden’s death, and Anwar alAwlaki, who led its lethal affiliate in Yemen. “The loss of bin Laden and these other key operatives puts the network on a path of decline that will be difficult to reverse,” the State Department said in its annual “Country Reports on Terrorism” document, which covers calendar year 2011. The report attributed the killings, which included the May 2011 raid in which US commandoes shot bin Laden in Pakistan, to improved global cooperation on counterterrorism. But it stressed the group and its followers remain adaptable. “They have shown resilience, retain the capability to conduct regional and transnational attacks and, thus, constitute an enduring and serious threat to our national security,” the State Department added. The report said the US government remains concerned about “threats to the homeland”, citing the foiled 2009 Christmas Day attempt by the Nigerian “underwear bomber” who sought to blow up a Detroit-bound aircraft.

Request for murder probe into Arafat death Israel receives first contact from Mursi YASSER Arafat’s widow asked a French court yesterday to launch a murder investigation into the death of the Palestinian leader, after a report suggested he was poisoned by a radioactive element before his death in a Paris military hospital in 2004. Arafat was flown to France in October 2004 from his battered headquarters, where he had been effectively confined by Israel for more than two and a half years, after a sudden collapse in his health. He died a month later. Arafat aides at the time quoted doctors as saying he had suffered a brain haemorrhage and lost the use of his vital organs one by one. Allegations of foul play quickly surfaced after the doctors who treated him said they could not establish a precise cause of the illness that led to his death.


The lawsuit filed by his widow Suha and their daughter Zahwa in the western Paris suburb of Nanterre, accused a person or persons unknown of premeditated murder. Their complaint followed a statement by a Swiss institute that it had found surprisingly high levels of polonium-210 on Arafat’s clothing - the same substance used to kill former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006. A legal source told Reuters the Nanterre court would, in the first instance, have to determine whether it had jurisdiction to examine whether a case of alleged poisoning that took place in another country could be legally investigated in France. “Suha and Zahwa have complete faith in the French justice system,” Suha Arafat said in a statement released by her lawyer.

EGYPT’S President Mohamed Mursi told Israel yesterday he wanted to work for peace in the Middle East, in the first official message sent by the Arab state’s new Islamist leadership to the Jewish state. Politicians in Israel had expressed alarm in private over the election of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mursi in June’s presidential vote and fear that over time their country’s peace treaty with Egypt could be eroded. “I am looking forward to exerting our best efforts to get the Middle East peace process back to its right track in order to achieve security and stability for all peoples of the region, including (the) Israeli people,” Mursi said in the letter to Israeli President Shimon Peres. A spokesman for Mursi in Cairo could not be reached for comment on the letter, written



in English and released by the office of the Israeli president. An Israeli official who spoke on condition of anonymity said Mursi’s letter was “a general message with a positive spirit, but did not indicate any new direction” in bilateral relations. Egypt’s ousted President Hosni Mubarak had guaranteed the 1979 peace treaty with Israel for decades. The Muslim Brotherhood is ideologically hostile to the Jewish state and linked to Hamas Islamists who run the Gaza Strip. Hamas refuses to recognise Israel’s right to exist. Meanwhile, Reuters reported yesterday that Mursi had freed a group of Islamists jailed for militancy during Mubarak’s era, a step seen as a gesture to hardliners who supported his presidential bid.

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Business Alpha Bank in bid for Emporiki as Greece eyes banking consolidation GREECE'S third largest lender Alpha Bank yesterday confirmed it is in the running to buy struggling local rival Emporiki from France's Credit Agricole while denying a deal had been clinched. Credit Agricole is scrambling to scale back its 4.6 billion euro exposure to Emporiki on concerns that a Greek exit from the eurozone would prompt massive writedowns, while Greek banks are under pressure to consolidate to survive a brutal debt crisis. Emporiki has previously confirmed it is in "preliminary discussions" with Greek lenders. Alpha's offer makes it one of at least three contenders for Emporiki, alongside bigger rivals National Bank, which has confirmed its interest, and Eurobank, according to a banking source. Alpha's announcement came days after Greece's fourthlargest lender Piraeus said it would take over the healthy assets of state lender ATEbank, prompting analysts to suggest a long-awaited consolidation in the Greek banking sector might finally be underway. "A potential deal between Alpha and Credit Agricole, along with the recently announced absorption of the sound part of ATEbank by Piraeus Bank, will definitely alter the Greek banking landscape," said Manos Giakoumis, analyst at Euroxx Securities. "We anticipate that National and Eurobank will most likely respond, proceeding to similar strategic moves." Greek authorities have in the past called on banks to explore alliances to better cope with a severe debt crisis and a deep recession that shut them off from the interbank market.

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Monti defies data, sees light at end of tunnel By Philip Pullella and Eva Kuehnen ITALIAN Prime Minister Mario Monti said yesterday that Europe was starting to see light at the end of the tunnel of the eurozone's sovereign debt crisis, belying a welter of deteriorating economic data. As eurozone unemployment hit a euro-era high and Spanish data showed capital fleeing its banks and retail sales falling again, Monti's optimism was at odds with sentiment in markets, which are losing hope of swift intervention by the European Central Bank to address the region's problems. Monti has campaigned for concerted action by the eurozone's rescue funds and the ECB to bring down ruinous borrowing costs that threaten to force Spain and Italy, the currency bloc's third and fourth largest economies, out of credit markets.

"It is a tunnel but ... some light is appearing at the end of the tunnel. We and the rest of Europe are approaching the end of the tunnel," the Italian leader said ahead of a meeting with French President Francois Hollande. Monti said decisions taken at last month's EU summit were starting to bear fruit. "We are now seeing the results both in the willingness of European institutions as well as from the governments of individual countries, including Germany," he said. ECB President Mario Draghi said last week the central bank would do whatever it takes within its mandate to preserve the euro,

Monti, who will also visit Finland and Spain, said he hoped his meeting with Hollande would accelerate moves to strengthen the euro and spur growth. He also said he was confident Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy would be able to tackle the country's problems. The scale of Rajoy's challenge was highlighted yesterday when figures showed that capital flight from Spain accelerated in May, the month when Madrid was forced to nationalise the fourth biggest lender, Bankia, and before eurozone countries

BP Plc cemented its status as problem child among the world's top oil companies yesterday with unexpectedly weak quarterly results, slashing $5 billion off the value of its US assets and undershooting forecasts at operating level. The British oil company, struggling under the weight of litigation over the 2010 US Gulf oil spill and a row with its Russian partners, said both oil production and refining margins fell in the second quarter and would fall again in the third. Analyst Richard Griffiths of Oriel Securities said the figures were "testing the faith" of investors and on a divisional basis "missed (expectations) at every level". Shares in western Europe's second-largest oil company were down 4.5 per cent at 424 pence at 1135 GMT, by far the biggest faller of the day among European oil stocks.

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Spain also holds the region's highest unemployment rate in the bloc at 24.8 per cent. Eurostat, the EU statistics office, said another 123,000 people were out of work in the eurozone in June, putting the overall unemployment rate at 11.2 per cent of the working population, a new euro-era high. Near-bankrupt Greece meanwhile reported that it is fast running out of cash as it awaits the next instalment of aid from international lenders. Deputy Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said that in the absence of 3.2 billion euros needed to repay an ECB bond on Aug. 20, Athens would lack the money to pay everyday public expenses ranging from police and other public service wages to pensions and welfare benefits. "Cash reserves are almost zero," he told state NET television. "it is a risk to say until when (they will last) ... but we are certainly on the brink."

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agreed to help bail out Spanish banks. Net outflows, excluding central bank operations, rose to 41.3 billion euros in May from 26.6 billion euros in April, the Bank of Spain said. Capital outflows in the first five months of this year totalled 163.2 billion euros - equivalent to about 16 per cent of economic output. The same period last year saw a net inflow of 14.6 billion euros. Spanish retail sales fell by 5.2 per cent year-on-year on a calendar-adjusted basis in June, separate data showed, marking a 24th straight month of declines.



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tic probe into interest raterigging, economic stagnation or recession, and regulators tightening the screw. Although still profitable, earnings are down sharply from pre-crisis days and investors worry that these skinny results will become the norm as the industry goes through profound structural change. "It's pretty bleak out there. It's going to be very difficult through the summer," said Chris Wheeler, analyst at Mediobanca in London, citing a series of one-off hits and charges adding to the eurozone gloom. "The question is whether we are entering a new paradigm, not only in investment banking but in wealth management and other products areas that are going to see lower returns. We are not going to return to pre-crisis levels even in wealth management, the question is how much lower will it be?" he said.

Sergio Ermotti UBS' CEO In the space of an hour yesterday, four of Europe's top banks laid bare the troubled times and the impact on their bottom lines. Sergio Ermotti, chief executive of Swiss bank UBS which shocked investors with a sharp drop in profit, summed up the mood: "A return of confidence can only happen

when clients believe there is a clear and lasting resolution to today's economic and political challenges, and this will take time," he said. UBS took a 349 million Swiss franc ($356 million) loss on its role on advising and underwriting US social networking site Facebook's flotation in May. The bank said it would take action against US stock exchange Nasdaq for what it called "gross mishandling" of the initial public offering (IPO). Its second-quarter profit more than halved to 425 million Swiss francs as its investment bank made a loss after trading activity crashed, in addition to the Facebook hit. Rival Deutsche Bank, suffered a similar drop in trading at its investment bank where profit plunged 63 per cent, underscoring the challenge facing its new leaders as they prepare a strategy overhaul.

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Christofias: no longer a liability, he’s dangerous PRESIDENT Christofias has completely lost the plot. Every day his public statements become more outrageous and irrational, indicating that he is incapable of coping with the pressures of high office. His only concern is to avoid taking any responsibility for the dire straits the country is in, even though he has been serving as its president for the past four years and five months. We are now seeing exactly the same behaviour we witnessed last year after the Mari blast, with the president, claiming he had been kept in the dark - yet again - and blaming everyone else for the deep troubles of our economy. The main culprit was the former governor of the Central Bank Athanasios Orphanides, Christofias saying in a radio interview: “And when did Orphanides warn me how exposed Cypriot banks were to Greek bonds? Never.” If he had agreed to meet Orphanides who had repeatedly asked, in writing, for a meeting with the president, he would have found out, but he did not even bother to respond to the governor’s requests. On May 18, 2010 Orphanides wrote to Christofias warning him about the consequences of not addressing the problems of public finances and mentioning that “the banking sector is already under pressure, because of developments in Greece...” He added: “A possible downgrade of our country’s creditworthiness would be followed by a downgrade of the banks, very high interest rates and a drying up of sources of foreign borrowing the known painful consequences.” There were several letters containing similar warnings, but Christofias ignored them all and refused to meet Orphanides to discuss the problems faced by the economy and the banking sector. In short he is being very economical with the truth in claiming he was not informed. Then again, in the same interview, he blamed the arrival of the troika, which his government invited to Cyprus, on the opposition parties and the former governor, who “pushed us to enter the mechanism”. We have come to expect this cowardly and irresponsible behaviour by Christofias, but on Monday evening he surpassed himself. Speaking at a dinner in London, given in his honour by the National Cypriot Federation he said the following: “I have no concern about the banking capital, but I am concerned about the people who deposited their savings in the banks.” Does he want to start a run on the Cyprus banks perhaps, to divert attention away from his incompetence? What sort of president announces that he is worried that people’s bank deposits are in danger? And what has he done to protect the people’s bank deposits, if he is so concerned? He is putting the banks under additional pressure by engaging in filibustering with regard to the bailout and unnecessarily delaying their re-capitalisation. The man is no longer just a liability, he is dangerous.

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Bad days in Burma A

T LAST somebody in an official position has said something. United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay has called for an independent investigation into claims that Burmese security forces are systematically targeting the Rohingya, a Muslim minority community living in the Arakan region. Even the Burmese government says at least 78 Rohingya were murdered; their own community leaders say 650 have been killed. Nobody disputes the fact that about 100,000 Rohingyas (out of a population of 800,000) are now internal refugees in Burma, while others have fled across the border into Bangladesh. As you would expect, the Buddhist monks of Burma have stood up to be counted. Unfortunately, this time they are standing on the wrong side. This is perplexing. When the Pope lectures the world about morality, few non-Catholics pay attention. When Ayatollah Khamenei of Iran instructs the world about good and evil, most people who aren’t Shia Muslims just shrug. But Buddhist leaders are given more respect, because most people think that Buddhism really is a religion of tolerance and peace. When the Dalai Lama speaks out about injustice, people listen. Most of them don’t share his beliefs, and they probably won’t act on his words, but they listen with respect. But he hasn’t said anything at all about what is happening to the Rohingyas – and neither has any other Buddhist leader of note. To be fair, the Dalai Lama is Tibetan, not Burmese, but he is not usually so reserved in his judgements. As for Burma’s own Buddhist monks, they have been heroes in that nation’s long struggle against tyranny – so it’s disorienting to see them behaving like oppressors themselves. Buddhist monks are standing outside the refugee camps in Arakan, turning away people who are trying to bring food and other aid to the Rohingya. Two important Buddhist organisations in the region, the Young Monks’ Association of Sittwe and the Mrauk U Monks’ Association, have urged locals to have no dealings with them. One pamphlet distributed by the monks says the Rohingya are “cruel by nature”.

Comment Gwynne Dyer And Aung Sang Suu Kyi, the woman who spent two decades under house arrest for defying the generals – the woman who may one day be Burma’s first democratically elected prime minister – has declined to offer any support or comfort to the Rohingyas either. Recently a foreign journalist asked her whether she regarded Rohingyas as citizens of Burma. “I do not know,” she prevaricated. “We have to be very clear about what the laws of citizenship are and who are entitled to them.” If she were honest, she would have replied: “Of course the Rohingya are citizens, but I dare not say so. The military are finally giving up power, and I want to win the 2015 election. I won’t win any votes by defending the rights of Burmese Muslims.” Nelson Mandela, with whom she is often compared, would never have said anything like that, but it’s a failure of courage on her part that has nothing to do with her religion. Religious belief and moral behaviour don’t automatically go together, and nationalism often trumps both of them. So let’s stop being astonished that Buddhists behave badly and just consider what’s really happening in Burma. The ancestors of the Rohingya settled in the Arakan region between the 14th and 18th centuries, long before the main wave of Indian immigrants arrived in Burma after it was conquered by the British empire during the 19th century. By the 1930s the new Indian arrivals were a majority in most big Burmese cities, and dominated the commercial sector of the economy. Burmese resentment, naturally, was intense. The Japanese invasion of Burma during the Second World War drove out most of those Indian immigrants, but the Burmese fear and hatred of “foreigners” in their midst remained, and it then turned against the Rohingya. They were targeted mainly because they were perceived as “foreigners”, but the fact that they were Muslims in an overwhelmingly Buddhist

ON THIS DAY AUGUST 1 1834 Slavery is abolished throughout the British Empire.

1944 The Warsaw Uprising against the German forces who had occupied Poland since the start of World War II begins.

Rohingya muslims are fleeing Burma for Bangladesh country made them seem even more alien. The Rohingya of Arakan were poor farmers, just like their Buddhist neighbours, and their right to Burmese citizenship was unquestioned until the Burmese military seized power in 1962. However, the army attacked the Rohingya and drove some 200,000 of them across the border into Bangladesh in 1978, in a campaign marked by widespread killings, mass rape and the destruction of mosques. The military dictator of the day, Ne Win, revoked the citizenship of all Rohingyas in 1982, and other new laws forbade them to travel without official permission, banned them from owning land, and required newly married couples to sign a commitment to have no more than two children. Another military campaign drove a further quarter-million Rohingyas into

Bangladesh in 1990-91. And now this. On Sunday former general Thein Sein, the transitional president of Burma, replied to UN human rights chief Navi Pillay: “We will take responsibilities for our ethnic people but it is impossible to accept the illegally entered Rohingyas who are not our ethnicity.” Some other country must take them all, he said. But the Rohingya did not “enter illegally”, and there are a dozen “ethnicities” in Burma. What drives this policy is fear, greed and ignorance – exploited, as usual, by politicians pandering to nationalist passions and religious prejudice. Being Buddhist, it turns out, doesn’t stop you from falling for all that. Surprise.  Gwynne Dyer is a Londonbased independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

WHAT THE MAIL SAID 25 years ago Saturday August 1, 1987 Iran’s President Ali Khamenei warned yesterday Tehran would inflict a crushing blow on the US unless Washington withdrew its forces from the Gulf. Tehran Radio quoted Khamenei as telling a Friday prayers meeting that the whirlpool of the Gulf was deadlier for the US and its allies than for Iran.


35 years ago Monday August 1, 1977

Cigarette advertising on television is banned in the United Kingdom.

It is hoped that Cyprus will soon have its own university, the Minister of Education Dr Chr. Sofianos said last night. He said a university would be a great contribution towards the long-term solution of certain problems and would be a spiritual focus of the highest level with beneficial repercussions for the whole people.

1971 Astronauts uncover a rock which may date back to the origin of the Moon.

1981 Music Television (MTV) is launched.

2003 In Britain, the Hutton Inquiry, an investigation into the death of weapons expert Dr David Kelly, begins.

45 years ago Tuesday August 1, 1967 The British government has no intention of relinquishing control or sovereignty over its bases in Cyprus at present it was learned in Nicosia yesterday. It is understood an assurance in these terms has been given to the Cyprus government recently. It was stressed that Britain’s position regarding the sovereign base areas remains unchanged.

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Showbiz Crosby, Sinatra peer Tony Martin dies at 98

Tony Martin and Cyd Charisse

CROONER Tony Martin, whose career spanned from the Great Depression to the 21st century, has died in Los Angeles at 98. Martin died of natural causes at his home. His hit recordings include I Get Ideas, To Each His Own, Begin The Beguine and There’s No Tomorrow. Although he never became a fully fledged movie star, Martin was in 25 films, most of them made during the heyday of the Hollywood musicals. Offscreen, he married two movie musical superstars, Alice Faye and Cyd Charisse. The latter union lasted 60 years, until Charisse’s death in 2008. A peer of Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, Martin sang in a warm baritone that carried special appeal for his female audience. “He’s the ultimate

crooner who outlasted all his contemporaries,” musician and long-time friend Gabriel Guerrero said from his Oregon home. Martin recently sang to Guerrero over the telephone. His first singing role came in the 1936 Sing Baby Sing, which starred future wife Faye and introduced the Ritz Brothers to the screen. As a contract player at Twentieth Century Fox, Martin also appeared in Pigskin Parade - featuring a young Judy Garland. In 1940 he shifted to MGM and sang in such films as The Ziegfeld Girl (with James Stewart, Lana Turner and Judy Garland), Martin fell in love with Faye while at Fox, where she was one of the studio’s biggest stars. Married in 1937,

the marriage eroded because of career conflicts and his distaste for becoming known as Mr Alice Faye. They divorced after two years. Martin met Charisse, then a rising dance star at MGM, when they were dinner partners at a party given by their mutual agent. Just returned from the war, Martin was busy greeting old friends and paid her little attention. They did not meet again until a year later, when the persistent agent arranged another date. This time they clicked, and they married in 1948. Charisse became a star at MGM during the 1950s, dancing with Gene Kelly in Singin’ In The Rain. In later years, Martin and Charisee put out a 1976 double autobiography, The Two Of Us.

‘Homeland’ S2 to focus more on relationships Award-winning TV show is Obama’s guilty pleasure EMMY-NOMINATED psychological thriller Homeland will focus more on personal relationships in its second season, but will play out once more against reallife geo-political tensions between the United States and the Middle East, producers said. The Showtime drama - one of U.S. President Barack Obama’s television favourites - played out its first award-winning season in a post 9/11 world of suspicion, war-damaged soldiers and extremist tensions. But when the drama starring Claire Danes and Damian Lewis returns on September 30, it will delve deeper into the cat-andmouse game between their lead characters - a bipolar CIA agent and a returning U.S. prisoner of war whose loyalties have been turned by the Taliban. “I think this season has moved to really explore the relationship between Carrie (Danes) and Brody (Lewis),” said executive producer Alex Gansa. “It becomes less global and more personal.” Nevertheless, Homeland will continue its rippedfrom-the headlines feel,

Claire Danes and Damian Lewis play Carrie and Brody opening Season 2 against the fictional backdrop of an Israeli bombing on Iranian nuclear facilities while in Washington, D.C., Lewis’s character rises through the political ranks. The first few episodes are set in Beirut but were filmed in Israel. “We do everything we can to make this thing feel believable. We also try the best we can to ask the questions

Jackson to make third hobbit movie to do justice to Bilbo PETER Jackson is adding a third film to what was planned to be the two-part series The Hobbit. The director of the Oscarwinning Lord Of The Rings trilogy said that after viewing a cut of the first film and part of the second that he felt there was room for a third. Jackson said in a statement that a lot of JRR Tolkien’s tale of Bilbo Baggins would remain untold if a third film was not made. Warner Bros and MGM will continue their partnership to make the three films. The first instalment, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, hits cinemas in December, while the second, The Hobbit: There And Back

Again, is set for release in December next year. The third film will come out in the summer of 2014. Jackson said: “We recognised that the richness of the story of The Hobbit, as well as some of the related material in the appendices of The Lord Of The Rings, gave rise to a simple question: do we tell more of the tale?” “And the answer from our perspective as film-makers and fans was an unreserved ‘yes’.” “We know how much of the tale of Bilbo Baggins, the Dwarves of Erebor, the rise of the Necromancer, and the Battle of Dol Guldur would remain untold if we did not fully realise this complex and wonderful adventure.”

rather than answer them,” Gansa said. “It does explore whether our fears are justified and warranted.” Homeland has earned nine Emmy Award nominations, including acting nods for Danes and Lewis. Danes won a Golden Globe in January for her role as a highly strung but brilliant CIA operator in a first season that was packed with

plot twists. Obama in March invited Lewis, a British actor, to a White House dinner and admitted that Homeland was a favorite TV pleasure. “I asked him about watching TV and President Obama said ‘On Saturday afternoon, Michelle and the two girls go and play tennis and I pretend I am going to work and I switch on Homeland,” Lewis said on Monday. The second season storyline resumes six months after Danes’ CIA agent seeks electro-shock therapy for her mental disorder after being convinced that her suspicions about the enigmatic POW were ill-founded. “She has been very humbled and she is struggling with a crisis of confidence. She gets her mojo back but it takes a little time,” Danes said on Monday. As for Lewis, he has been elected to Congress as a war hero and appears on course for a vice-presidential run. “He will live in a state of paranoia and anxiety,” said Lewis of his character. “Last time he was damaged, and he won some sympathy from the audience. He’s more numbingly juggling balls this season.”

Audience was disappointed with 45-minute show

Madonna blames boos at her Paris show on ‘a few thugs’ POP star Madonna has downplayed media reports of boos and calls for refunds from the audience of her recent concert at Paris’ famed Olympia theatre, saying they were caused by “a few thugs” in the audience. “Unfortunately at the end of the show - after I left the stage - a few thugs who were not my fans rushed the stage and started throwing plastic bottles pretending to be angry fans,” Madonna said on her website. Tickets for the surprise show held last Thursday - a lastminute addition to Madonna’s “MDNA” tour - had been offered first to members of her fan club and sold out within minutes. Some people began gathering outside the Olympia as early as Wednesday for the show, and anticipation was running high. The show, which included both classics and songs from her latest album MDNA, cost ticket holders €80 to start. After it ended, some in the audience voiced disappointment at the show’s length, a mere 45 minutes. A few booed and others called for refunds as they left the 2,700-seat theatre, Paris’ oldest surviving music hall which has welcomed iconic stars from Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel to the Rolling Stones.

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Ucas tariff system ‘set to be axed’ By Alison Kershaw THE points-based system used by students applying to higher education is now likely to be scrapped after the move gained widespread support from universities and schools. Around two-thirds are in favour of proposals to axe the Ucas “tariff system”, according to a report by the admissions service. Instead, universities will ask would-be students for specific qualifications and grades when offering places on degree courses. Proposals to overhaul the tariff system, which would mean a major revamp of university applications, were put forward for consultation by Ucas earlier this year.

The findings of the consultation, published this month, have shown backing for the plans. Ucas had recommended that universities consider the “gradual withdrawal” of the tariff system and replace it with the “greater use of qualifications and grades”. The move would give students a clearer indication about how the qualifications, such as A-levels, that they choose to take will be relevant to different degree courses at different institutions, it said. In total, 63.5 per cent of all of those who responded to the Ucas consultation were in favour of the plan in principle, the latest document shows. Universities, schools, awarding bodies and government, regulatory and funding bodies all submitted

replies. About 16.1 per cent of respondents were against the proposal. It also reveals that among universities alone, more than two-thirds were in favour of moving away from the tariff system. Many of these institutions already make grade and qualification-based offers, it found. Ucas’s report concludes: “It was widely felt that qualification and grade-based entry requirements and offers are clearer and more transparent for learners and offer those higher education providers who actively select applicants for their courses greater control over admissions.” But there were also fears that scrapping the tariff system could narrow students’ choices at A-level standard and lead to schools focus-

ing on exams that will win students places. This could mean putting academic qualifications over vocational ones. The report says that a number of those replying to the consultation raised concerns that qualification and grade-based offers “could lead to a narrowing of the pre-university curriculum, as schools and colleges prioritised the delivery of those qualifications and subjects that most commonly featured in higher education requirements, and moved away from qualifications that were less explicit within these requirements, eg additional subjects and qualifications for enrichment (which may also have been valued previously as a source of additional tariff points)”. Under the current tariff system,

designed more than a decade ago, A-levels and other courses are each given a points score. Universities then use these points to make offers to students. But concerns have been growing for some time that university applicants now have a wider range of qualifications than ever before which are not all recognised by the current tariff. It has also been suggested that the tariff system does not show how a particular qualification could be more appropriate for some degree courses than others. The system was originally designed at a time when A-levels were the main entry standard for university but now it is thought that around half of UK students apply with other qualifications.

Designer and child New York exhibition John Boyne: promoting app focuses on childhood Authors back in the 20th century children’s By Ellen Freilich book app JOHN Boyne, the author of the international bestseller The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, is backing the launch of a mobile app which helps children around the world receive education. Boyne and fellow authors from Random House Children’s Publishers Dee Shulman and Louise Yates are joining global charity Plan UK to promote the app called Education For Girls. The app draws upon the nostalgia of popular childhood books, asking users how many on the 50-strong list they have read and which is their favourite. The users are then asked if they would like to show their support for Plan UK by making a £3 donation to buy a virtual book. It costs the charity £3 to send one girl to school for a week in Sierra Leone. Award-winning author Boyne said: “Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson was one of my favourites. I always loved books that featured young characters left to fend for themselves in the world. Jim Hawkins is a terrific hero, adventurous, unafraid, curious about the world. “The novel is a great adventure story and one of the best coming-of-age novels ever written; the Jim who has outwitted the pirates at the end of the novel is a very different Jim to the shy boy of the opening pages.” Marie Staunton, chief executive of Plan UK, said: “We are facing a global crisis in learning with 75 million girls around the world out of school. Shockingly, 80 million young women between the ages of 15 and 24 lack basic reading and writing skills.”


ITH TOYS, games, small furniture, books and play areas, a new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art casts a sharp focus on 20th century design for children. Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000, which opened on July 29 and runs through November 5, looks at the symbiotic relationship between children and the artists who designed for them. “We’re showing the two-way, very dynamic relationship between new concepts of childhood and children and new ways of thinking about design process and creativity,” said Juliet Kichin, curator in MoMA’s architecture and design department. Both children and artists share traits of openness and even disobedience, making them natural and empathetic collaborators. Kichin said working for children “gave the avant-garde unique freedom and creativity”. More than 500 objects from 20 countries, many from MoMA’s own collections, are included in the exhibit. Some items have never been seen before in the United States, including Scottish designer Jessie Marion King’s 1912-13 dollhouse made of painted wood and leather and her “Frog Prince” nursery panel.

PROGRESSIVE THINKING The exhibit’s first point of reference is Ellen Key’s 1900 book Century of the Child. The Swedish design reformer and social theorist looked at the 20th century as a period of intensified focus and progressive thinking about the crucial importance of the rights, development, and well-being of children. The exhibit looks back 100 years, examining individual and collective visions for children ranging from utopian dreams to dark realities. Kindergarten materials based on the theories of Friedrich Froebel recognise the widening influence of the 19th century kindergarten movement. Clay and wood play bricks painted by children at Francesco Randone’s free art school in Rome and the educational materials conceived by Maria Montessori reflect a shift in educational methods and avant-garde artistic experimentation. The exhibit includes children’s books collected by Alfred H Barr on a 1927-28 trip to the Soviet Union, before he was appointed MoMA’S founding director. “When Barr was thinking about the development of modernist art and design he went on

Clockwise from left: remote controlled robot from 1985. A model Ford convertible and a Subaru 360 from the 1950s. A tin rocket manufactured by Lemezaru Gyar, Budapest this life-changing visit to the Soviet Union and chose to buy children’s books,” Kichin said. Familiar objects such as Lego building bricks, Erno Rubik’s Cube, Etch-a-Sketch and Slinky are part of the exhibit, along with furniture by Alvar Aalto, a chair by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen, school desks by Arne Jacobsen and Jean Prouve and playground equipment by Isamu Noguchi. Kichin and O’Connor said they particularly enjoyed the painted wood series personifying childhood misdeeds done in 1930 by Minka Podhajska and lent by the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague. “The collection includes the child who can’t sit still and the one who eats too much, another who thinks too much; and the one, wearing glasses, who reads too much,” O’Connor said. Another section focuses on the Cold War race to outer space. “One of the amazing things that design can do is take you on a journey,” Kichin said. “And

with children, they’re halfway there already, and design helps propel them that bit further.” Idealised posters of Soviet youth by El Lissitzky and Aleksandr Rodchenko are included. A US Farm Security Administration Depression era photo by Ben Shahn shows “Children of Destitute Mountaineer, Arkansas, 1935.” Shomei Tomatsu’s 1961 photo, “Girl Who Had Experienced the Atom Bomb Explosion While Still in her Mother’s Womb,” shows the horrors of war, along with children’s drawings of their villages being bombed during the Spanish Civil War. A different nightmare ensnared Bauhaustrained artist, kindergarten teacher and art therapist Friedl Dicker, who was gassed at Auschwitz-Birkenau with 36 of her young students. Two of her works and a collage by Ruth Guttmannova, created at Theresienstadt concentration camp before her deportation to Auschwitz-Birkenau, are part of the show.

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NICOSIA The Dark Knight Rises (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.30 and 10.15pm, and (Screen 2) at 8pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) at 5.30 and 10.15pm, weekends also at 1.30pm, and (Screen 2) at 8pm, weekends also at 11.30am and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Dictator (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8 and 10.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus yp ((Screen 4))

at 5.30, 8 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 11.25am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Lucky One (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 5.30, 8.15 and 10.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 5) at 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Amazing Spider-Man (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.45 and 10.30pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) at 7.45 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in 3D, in Greek) at 5.25pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in 3D, in English) at 5.25pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.25 and 8pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 1) (in 3D, in Greek), weekends only at 11.30am; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus (Screen 3) (in 3D, in English) at 5.25pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.25pm; K-Cineplex, Mall of Cyprus

CINEMA WEBSITES: K-Cineplex:, Friends of the Cinema Society:

(Screen 5) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.25 and 8pm, weekends also at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Haywire (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 10.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Summer Open-Air Marathon (tonight: Zabriskie Point) Konstantia Open-Air Cinema, Wednesday to Sunday at 9pm. Tel: 22-348203

LIMASSOL The Dark Knight Rises (12) Rio 1 at 7.45 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 4.45pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 1) at 5.30 and 10.15pm, and (Screen 2) at 8pm. Tel: 77778383 The Dictator (15) Rio 3 at 8.20 and 10.10pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Lucky One (K) Rio 5 at 6.30, 8.20 and 10.10pm, weekends also at 4.45pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at

10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Amazing Spider-Man (12) Rio 2 at 8 and 10.30pm, weekends also at 5.30pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.45 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) Rio 2 (in 3D, in English), daily (except weekends) at 6.20pm. Rio 3 (in 3D, in Greek) at 6.30pm, weekends also at 4.45pm. Rio 4 (in 2D, in Greek) at 6.30, 8.20 and 10.10pm, weekends al also at 4.45pm. Tel: 25-871410; K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in 3D, in Greek) at 5.25pm. (S K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in 3D, in 5 English) at 5.25pm. K-Cineplex ( 2D, in Greek) at (Screen 5) (in 8p Tel: 7777-8383 5.25 and 8pm. Haywire (15 (15) Rio 6 at 7.45 and 10pm, weekends al also at 5.30pm. Tel: 25-871410

LARNACA LARNAC The Dark Kn Knight Rises (12) K-Cineplex (S (Screen 1) at 5.30 and 10.15pm, 10.15pm and (Screen 2) at 8pm. Tel: 7777-8383

The Dictator (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 4) at 5.30, 8 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 The Lucky One (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 6) at 5.30, 8.15 and 10.30pm. Tel: 77778383 The Amazing Spider-Man (12) K-Cineplex (Screen 3) at 7.45 and 10.30pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) K-Cineplex (Screen 2) (in 3D, in Greek) at 5.25pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 3) (in 3D, in English) at 5.25pm; K-Cineplex (Screen 5) (in 2D, in Greek) at 5.25 and 8pm. Tel: 7777-8383 Haywire (15) K-Cineplex (Screen 5) at 10.25pm. Tel: 7777-8383

PAPHOS The Dark Knight Rises (12) Rio 1 at 5, 7.45 and 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000

The Lucky One (K) Rio 4 at 6, 8 and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.20, 8.10 and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000 The Amazing Spider-Man (12) Rio 7 at 5.30, 8 and 10.30pm. Tel: 26-207000 Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (K) Rio 3 (in 2D, in Greek) at 6, 8 and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.20, 8.10 and 10pm. Rio 6 (in 3D, in English) at 6 and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.20 and 10pm. Rio 6 (in 3D, in Greek) at 8pm, weekends at 8.10pm. Tel: 26-207000 What to Expect When You’re Expecting (K) Rio 2 at 6 and 8pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.30 and 8.30pm. Tel: 26-207000 Snow White and the Huntsman (12) Rio 2 at 10pm, weekends at 10.10pm. Tel: 26-207000

The Dictator (15) Rio 5 at 6, 8 and 10pm, weekends at 4.30, 6.20, 8 and 10pm. Tel: 26-207000

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listings Today Music Natasa Theodoridou Popular Greek singer performs live. August 1. Breeze Bar, 90 Georgiou A Avenue, Yermasogeia, Limassol. 11pm. €30. Tel: 70-005868 Playmen feat. Demy Dance pop duo perform live DJ set. August 1. XS Night & Day Club, Mackenzie, Larnaca. 10pm. Tel: 97885151/70-002355

Theatre My Friend, Lefterakis Theatro Skala presents the Greek theatrical comedy by Alekos Sakellarios. August 1. Famagusta Gate, Athina Avenue, Nicosia. 9pm. In Greek. €7/12. Tel: 22-430877

Other Events Cyprus Services Rambling Club Come on a beautiful walk: Kato Platres, Circular Walk – No buses 4 Miles, Grade 2 (followed by a meze). August 5, book by mid-day Wednesday August 1. Bookings to 99-292092 or email

Full details of the walk are available on: Limassol International Documentary Festival With 28 films, workshops and talks, as well as parallel parties. August 1-8. Second Municipal Market of Limassol (Theatro Ena) with some screenings also taking place at Sousami. All the films will be screened in their original dialogues with Greek and English subtitles. DocsTalk is open to the public (except from SOURCES 2 Doc Checks) and will take place at Curium Palace Hotel in Limassol. All the workshops will be carried out in the english language. Tel: 77-772552, or e-mail or browse and facebook: Lemesos International Documentary Festival.

Tomorrow Music Pixides Live On the occasion of the recording of their first album Greek rock band play live. August 2. Kingston Rock City, 33 Navarinou Street, Limassol. 10pm. Tel: 99-427323

Phil in the Gap A music programme featuring rock, reggae, blues and more. August 2. Avlea Music Stage, 2 Emanuel Roidi, Strovolos, Nicosia. 9pm. €8. Tel: 22-675638

Theatre Miss Julie XMAS Production presents the classic work by August Strindberg as adapted by Patrick Marber. August 2-3. Municipal Garden Theatre, Limassol. 9pm. In Greek. €20/45. Presale tickets available at selected So Easy Kiosks in all cities (Kiosks Time Out and Stokkos in Paphos). Tel: 70-003313

Other Events Cirque Du Soir Members of the infamous Cirque Du Soir Club in London fly in for a special evening of performances, which includes DJs, fire shows, stilt walkers, burlesque dancers and more. August 2. Occhio Lounge, 23, Alkeou Street, Engomi, Nicosia. 11.30pm. €15/20 including 1 drink. Tel: 99-386586/99799366

Ongoing Exhibition Armenian-Cypriot Painters and Photographers Group exhibition. Until July 31. Casteliotissa Hall, old Nicosia. MondayFriday: 10am-1pm and 5pm-8pm. Saturday-Sunday: 6pm-9pm. Tel: 22-800970 Maniera Cypria: Lemesos, Fabula, Historia, Memoria Exhibition dedicated to ancient findings. Until August 12. Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Lanitis Carob Mill, Limassol. 5pm-9pm daily except Mondays. Tel: 25-342123 Dimitris Mihlis Solo painting exhibition. Until August 30. Gallery Kypriaki Gonia, 45 Stadiou Street, Larnaca. Monday-Saturday: 10am-1pm & 4.30pm-8pm. Sunday:11am-2pm & 4pm-7pm. Tel: 24-621109 Nicosia International Airport Solo photography exhibition by Andreas Efstathiou. Until August 30. Is Not Gallery, 11 Odysseus, Chrysaliniotissa, Nicosia. MondaySaturday: 10am-1pm and 4pm-8pm. Tel: 22-343670

Twice a Stranger Multimedia exhibition about forced migration and population exchange. Until September 2. The Leventis Municipal Museum, Temporary Exhibitions Hall, 15-17 Hippocrates Street, Laiki Yitonia, Nicosia. Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-4.30pm. Tel: 22-661475/ 22-671997 I Will Follow you to the End of the World - Immigrating for Love Exhibition by visual artist Lia Lapithi influenced the story of Queen Caterina Cornaro. Until September 2. The Leventis Municipal Museum, 15-17 Hippocrates Street, Laiki Yitonia, Nicosia. Open: 3.30pm -5.30pm. Tel: 22-661475 Diaspora Exhibition by visual artist Nkos Kourossis. Until September 2. The Leventis Municipal Museum, 15-17 Hippocrates Street, Laiki Yitonia, Nicosia. Open: 3.30pm -5.30pm. Tel: 22-661475 The Area is Sacred Solo art exhibition by Panagiotis Mina. Until September 13. 50-1 Gallery, Limassol. Monday-Friday: 11am-1pm and 4pm-8pm. Saturday: 11am-1pm. Tel: 99-522977 Summer Breeze Group mixed media exhibition. Until September 15. Apocalypse Gallery, 30 Chytron Street, Nicosia.

Monday- Friday: 10.30am-1pm and 5pm-8pm. Saturday: 10.30am-1pm. Tel: 22-30000/150 Summer 2012 Group exhibition of paintings and sculptures. Until September 30. Morfi Gallery, 84 Agkyras St, Limassol. Monday-Saturday: 10am-1pm. Tuesday-Friday: 5pm-8pm.Tel: 25378733. Nicosia: Topographies of Memory: From Ermou Street to the Buffer Zone Exhibition by Anita Bakshi reconstructing Ermou marketplace – using maps that were created from memories and narratives provided by shopkeepers who once worked or lived in the area. Until September 30. Home for Cooperation, 28 Markou Drakou, opposite Ledra Palace Hotel in the UN Buffer Zone, Nicosia. Open Monday-Sunday: 10am-6pm. Tel: +90 542 8506681/22-445740 Our Lady of Nicosia Exhibition about the church of Phaneromeni and it relics. Until September 30. Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, 96-90 Phaneromenis Street, old Nicosia. Monday-Sunday: 10am-7pm. Tel: 80-000800

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Cinematic journeys in Limassol Film options abound throughout the summer. It’s the time of year when huge big name blockbusters invade the local multiplexes. When you think about the summer movie season, you think of sequels, super heroes and bloated budgets. Granted, some of this season’s blockbusters can be quite fun, but for the avid film buff, all they want is to find an enjoyable summer film going experience and a gem of an independent film that offers something more rewarding than the ability to shut off their mind and enjoy the entertainment. When it comes to straying away from the mainstream, however, summer isn’t the most fruitful time of year to travel off the cinematic beaten path, and yet here in Cyprus one can find a plethora of film festivals to get excited about. Just recently the remote village of Prasteio Avdimou hosted a film festival whereby the order of the day was animation, while the Summer Movie Marathon continues to entice crowds to watch films under the stars. From today, the Lemesos International Documentary Festival, co-organised by Brave New Culture and Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation, returns for its seventh edition presenting over 28 feature length documentaries from around the world, plus workshops, master classes, lectures and international guests. And it’s all free of charge. Over eight days, the documentary film festival will share the creative talents of local and international filmmakers and allow the public to experience the best contemporary documentary cinema from around the world. From New York to Bangladesh and from Amsterdam to the heart of Africa, the documentaries will lead the viewer in a journey bursting with unprecedented images and intense emotions. Other than showcasing the international talent, the festival constitutes the main platform for launching contemporary, creative documentary in Cyprus. This year’s festival is part of the official programme of cultural events for the Cyprus presidency of the Council of the European Union. All the action is set to take place in the second Municipal

Review Theatre Antigone (Opera) by Tommaso Traetta based on Sophocles by Skull of Yorick Production, UK – final presentation of Festival of Ancient Greek Drama – Monday July 30, Curium Ancient Theatre, Limassol The final production in this year’s 16th Festival of Ancient Greek Drama was many steps away from the usual path of formal drama. Here was an opera based on An-

Twenty-eight documentary films to be screened. Above: The Vanishing Spring Light

Market of Limassol (Theatro Ena), but parallel to the main screenings at the main festival area, some screenings will also take place at Sousami, just a few metres away from the main festival space in the heart of the old city of Limassol. The following is just a selection of what you can expect to see over the following week. The Vanishing Spring Light is a documentary about the approaching demise of a Chinese heritage street, directed by Xun Yu. It documents the last two years in the life of Grandma Jiang and her family, before they are removed from West Street so the neighbourhood can be turned into a tourist theme park. It’s the first of a four-part series documenting the street through the eyes of residents. Academy Award Winning documentary Saving Face tells the stories of two acidattack survivors: Zakia and Rukhsana, their arduous attempts to bring their assailants to justice, and the charitable work of London-based, Pakistani-born plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad, who strives to help these women put this horrific act behind them and move on with their lives. G-spotting: A Story of Pleasure and Promise, is an intriguing documentary about the mysteries of the “Holy Grail of female sexuality” – the G-spot. It unravels the history, hype and controversy around

tigone by Sophocles written by the Italian composer Tommaso Traetta (1727-79) a musical Classicist from the generation before Mozart. This production was delivered in a contemporary manner threading together the sounds of today’s age with those of the Baroque and ancient times; much of the score was pre-recorded and the recitative accompliment was played live on an electric guitar by Marios Andreou with the re-orchestrated arrangements by Philip Modinos including sounds from the 20th and 21st century. Purists may flinch but it worked! The presenters ‘Skull of Yorick Productions’ are a London based company who perform in the UK, Germany, Greece and the USA. The company’s artistic reputation is in the combination of theatrical tech-

this anatomical pleasure centre and also offers a step by step, detailed guide on how to find it! Cypriot director’s Christos Georgiou’s film Children of the Riots documents the current climate in Greece, with a particular focus on the youth. More concretely it traces the public sentiment of anger, frustration and betrayal that was first manifested after the shooting of Alexandros Grigoropoulos in 2008. In collaboration with ACCEPT the Festival will screen Call me Kuchu, a film about Uganda’s first openly gay man - and his fellow activists who work against the clock to defeat the legislation while combating vicious persecution in their Ma Master Class: Docum menting a Conflict w with 5 Broken Cameras Friday August 3. 11am-1pm Wo Workshop: New Forms of Do Documentary and Interactive Storytelling Friday August 3. 4pm-6pm EAVE Seminar Saturday, August 4. 10am-3pm SOURCES 2 Doc Checks Saturday, August 4. 4pm-7pm

nique, opera and sound technology. Visually their target is to create impressive action, based on wellchoreographed scenes, innovative costume design combining classical with contemporary or even futuristic images - in this respect, they were only partially successful because some of the dramatic points made by directors Zamira Pasceri and Kassandra Dimopoulou were undisciplined and the singers needed more dramatic guidance. The story of Antigone will be familiar to habitués of this and other such Greek Festivals; briefly it relates that Creon, king of Thebes, has prohibited the burial of the traitorous Polyneices, son of Oedipus, who had risen up against Thebes, the city of Creon’s birth, trying to conquer it. In the process Polyneices has killed his brother

daily lives. The Festival will close with the Academy Award Nominated Short Documentary The Tsunami & the Cherry Blossoms by Lucy Walker, who also directed ground breaking documentary Waste Land, which was screened in last year’s festival. Balkan Documentary Centre director and awarded producer Martichka Bozhilova will present and give examples of successful independent documentary productions from the Balkan region. Michael Chanan will also give an illustrated lecture. The film scholar and a seasoned documentarist, argues that the screen is a more subtle space of representation than the simple opposition between fiction and reality allows for, and documentary doesn’t have to be objective to fulfil its task. Limassol Internationall Documentary Festival With 28 films, workshops and talks, as well as parallel parties. August 1-8. Second Municipal Market of Limassol (Theatro Ena) with some screenings at Sousami. Screened in original dialogues withh tles. Greek and English subtitles. ail Tel: 77-772552, or e-mail cy. By Ledha Socratous atous SOURCES 2 adviser Ulla Simonen will give a keynote on Scriptwriting for Documentaries, and in individual 2030-minute consultation sessions Presentation: Independent Documentary Filmmaking in the Balkans Saturday, August 4. 4pm-5pm Lecture: A Defence of Documentary Saturday, August 4. 5pm-6pm DocsTalk is open to the public (except from SOURCES 2 Doc Checks) and will take place at Curium Palace Hotel in Limassol. All the workshops will be carried out in English

Eteocles. Since Eteocles had died defending the city he is given a state funeral; however Polyneices was not, by Creon’s decree, so rewarded and his sister Antigone, convinced to follow divine law rather than arbitrary state law, secretly buries her brother and, as a result, is sentenced to death. Not even the protestations against the decree by Haemon, Creon’s son, who loves Antigone, can manage to save her. Having been mildly critical let me say that the overall effort deserved nothing but praise. It was gloriously sung by Jenny Drivala (Antigone), a dramatic soprano who would be welcome in any opera house, Kassandra Dimopoulou (Ismene) a beautiful mezzo, and Louisa Petais (in the ‘trousered’ role of Haemon) a delectably dramatic contralto playing what, in its day, would probably

have been the castrato role. Philip Modinos as Creon has a strong baritone but he lost some of his authority by mishandling the long trailing panels of his costume and being left centre stage during periods of atmospheric music. A large, versatile chorus of 28, led by Depi Mavropoulou, needed to be amplified to match the principals and to spend more time rehearsing in a new venue. I was confused by some movements and frustrated by the masking of the one board with readable projected subtitles plus a restive audience who talked, fidgeted and moved about with little regard for others. Never mind, here was another production that moved away from the norm and, in so doing, made for invigorating entertainment.

By Chris Ekin-Wood

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Reportage Crushed by Spanish Andalusia’s sunny beaches, shady plazas and flamenco dancing attract millions of northern European visitors each year, but the southern region has become symbolic of Spain’s decline and its small businesses are paying the price By Paul Day NEARLY one in 10 of Andalusia’s companies has closed in the last three years and more than 80 per cent of those remaining are tiny, with less than three employees. This makes them particularly vulnerable to the economic slump caused by a 2008 property crash, a banking crisis and growing concern over the future of the euro zone. After growing faster than the national average for more than a decade, Andalusia is slumping faster than the rest of Spain and is stuck with massive unemployment and growing poverty. Local authorities say they don’t plan to follow Valencia and ask for a central government bailout. While Andalusia has one of the country’s highest debt levels, it is also the most populous region with the lowest debt-per-person ratio. However, with its economy expected to shrink this year and next, pressure to slash its deficit and no access to credit markets, doubts linger about how it can refinance some 1.6 billion euros of debt by the end of the year without help. Since the real estate boom years ended, Andalusia has survived almost entirely on tourism and agriculture. Parked in front of a centuries-old bullring on the banks of the Guadalquivir river, Juan Zabala Franco, 44, who has been offering visitors

horse and cart rides around the city for 25 years, can’t remember such a quiet summer. “Tourism right now is a disaster. There was an explosion of money as the banks lent to everyone, and now we’re paying for that,” he said, offering a half-price ride to a Spanish family. “Families come here on package holidays, with their little paper bracelets and all included. They don’t have a budget for anything else.” The story is the same in the bars and restaurants surrounding the Cathedral, the world’s oldest gothic church, with empty tables at the Bar Giralda. “Many don’t spend and would rather buy lunch from a supermarket than eat in a restaurant,” says Yusef Najib, a waiter at the Giralda since 2006. “Before, this bar would take in 5-6,000 euros a day. We’re lucky if we make half that now.” For a quarter of a century, Andalusia gorged on European Union

Andalusia is slumping faster than the rest of Spain and is stuck with massive unemployment and growing poverty

Andalusia is famous for its flamenco dancing

‘Tourism right now is a disaster. There was an explosion of money as the banks lent to everyone, and now we’re paying for that’ funds that helped it blossom from a backwater with a high illiteracy rate, paying for high-speed rail lines, thousands of km (miles) of highways, modern schools and universities.

Much of this bonanza was negotiated by the region’s favourite son, former Socialist Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez, who signed Spain’s accession treaty in 1985 and brought an extravagant world fair to his home town, Seville, in 1992. EU funds accounted for one-third of all investments in the region in 1996 but only 12.3 per cent by 2008, according to the OECD. They run out next year, and their loss will only add to growing pressure on the region. Andalusia was sucked into the property fever and grew fast as cheap money poured into concrete especially along its hundreds of km of once-pristine coastline. The construction industry has collapsed and gross domestic product per capita is now 17,587 euros, one of the lowest in the country, compared to 31,288 euros in the industrialised northern Basque Country

region and an EU average of 25,134 euros. One in every three workers in Andalusia is now unemployed, compared to a national average of nearly one in four. Some 7.5 per cent of all the jobless in the euro area live here. Almost 30 per cent of the region’s residents live below the poverty line, compared to the national average of 19.5 per cent. “Every day we hear worse news about data and risk premiums and that has pushed people from fear to panic,” said Seville Business Confederation president Miguel Rus Palacios. Palacios, whose office is in the orange-tree-lined centre of Seville, says he has been criticised for his outright views, but needs to speak his mind. “Businesses must make some very difficult decisions to define their own futures. Our project, as a coun-

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try, is just not viable and we can’t carry on like this.” Andalusia is only one of three regions the Socialists managed to hold this year after losing national power when they were trounced by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s conservatives in a general election last November. They blame his austerity measures aimed at reducing the deficit for worsening the crisis. “No one will ever grow through Rajoy’s policies. How can we grow with these cuts? We agree with cuts, but not with these cuts,” says Pepe Caballos, economy secretary for the Socialists in Andalusia’s parliament. “To rise from this crisis, we need to change the model of productivity, invest in it, invest in research.” The conservatives accuse the Socialists in Andalusia of having squandered boom-year revenues on an inflated bureaucracy designed to keep themselves in power indefinitely. Spanish banks, laden with bad debts from the housing crash and the ensuing recession, have run into trouble. Europe has agreed to provide up to 100 billion euros to bail them out but economists say it will be a while before they start handing out the loans essential to kick-start growth. Only companies with their own funding can survive. Ana Molina, 31, is visiting Seville to check on the viability of opening a high street shop for her newly launched online erotic toy store. Molina’s business has had no help from the government or lenders, even though she says that the online shop is growing quickly and a physical store front would thrive as the first of its kind in the conservative city. “In fact, I’ve had the door closed in

Catedral de Santa María de la Sede better known as Seville Cathedral

‘The conservatives accuse the Socialists in Andalusia of having squandered boomyear revenues on an inflated bureaucracy designed to keep themselves in power indefinitely’ my face,” she said. “I’ve looked for funding, but the banks won’t touch you unless you already have 10,000 euros as a guarantee, which I don’t that’s why I’m asking for a loan.” Escaping the domestic market and branching out in to new, untapped businesses is the only way to grow in the current economic climate, said Alvaro Falcon, 28, who sells artificial ice rinks from a sweltering, dusty business park near Seville. Started in 2004, XtraIce began exporting three years later, just as Spain’s economy began to topple in to the worst slump in decades, and now installs rinks worldwide including the highest, on Chicago’s Hancock Tower, and the largest, in Japan. XtraIce now sells to 53 countries and is one of the few success stories in a region reeling from recession. But Spain’s position at the heart of

the euro zone’s economic problems is creating problems even for an innovative company like XtraIce. “Over the last three months, since talk of Spain needing aid began, ‘Brand Spain’ has been very badly damaged,” said Falcon’s business partner, Adrian Ortiz. “When we’re doing business, a potential partner would prefer to work with a German

than a Spaniard due to the image of security it brings with it.” Exports were the only economic driver in Spain last year. In Andalusia alone, exports rose almost 22 per cent in 2011 as local businesses redirected their markets abroad, something the local government is promoting heavily. Constructor Impulsa has man-

aged to thrive by selling to countries where founder Ismael Mora Avila says Spanish know-how is still valued, diversifying away from the dire home market. “In 2008, there would be only four businessman sitting with me on flights to Algeria. Today, these flights are full of Spanish businesses trying to get out,” he said.


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Stone & Ceramic tiled floors and surfaces. Professional cleaning, repair & sealing of internal/external ceramic tiles & grout lines. For a free professional consultation & demonstration contact Mark at Premier on 70006766 or 96333961 All areas ***************************** K.D.FLYSCREENS LTD We manufacture top quality sliding screens, opening doors and roller systems. We also do repairs. For a FREE QUOTE please contact Phone: 99119582 Website: ***************************** KEEP YOUR HOME COOLER THIS SUMMER by having Windowfilm professionaly fitted. Stops up to 86% of heat from entering your home! Windowfilm increases privacy, blocks harmful uv-rays which cause fading, reduces glare and saves energy costs on air-con. Also keeps your home warmer in winter. Call Ian on 99979671 ***************************** WE UNDERTAKE REFURBISHING of houses or holiday homes, construction of pergolas, undertaking of plumbing, house painting, garden work. For information call JIMMYS: 96587137, MELIS: 96547879 ***************************** JURIDICAL SERVICES Contracts, sales agreements, conveyancing, wills, administration of estates, general litigation, power of attorney, land registry matters, companies, translations, immigration etc... And all legal matters. Call: Natalia Michealidou – jurist, Paphos Tel: 26 933159 – 99523231 (office hours) *****************************

Larnaca - tel: 24 652243 fax: 24 659982

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FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS ***************************** SAT NAV for sale GARMIN 1200 cost €159 PRICE €70, FINAL SALE of sofa, easy chair TV unit coffee and side tables total €75 lamps, rugs, childrens furniture, glass top dining table 4 chairs, paintings €10 each ENGOMI 96832275 GAS BBQ €60 ***************************** 2 BEDROOM ATLAS MOBILE HOME for sale . Granite kitchen surfaces, tiled floors in W.C., Shower room and kitchen REDUCED TO E7,900. Tel. 99416918 or <sandymathie@> ***************************** SOFA easy chair glass top dining table and 4 chairs coffee side tables euro 475 rugs lamps paintings euro 10 each child bike euro 15 car seat euro 20 gas bbq euro 60 kitchen items and childrens furniture must go this weekend giveaway prices call 96832275 ***************************** FURNITURE HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: Childs cot / mattress €50

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bedroom central heating air conditioning swimming pool fully furnished apartment per month per week south west north west street road power steering central locking short wheel base radio cassette electric windows

Please note tel nos. that begin with: 22 = Nicosia 23 = Paralimni/Protaras 24 = Larnaca 25 = Limassol 26 = Paphos


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play table and stools €50 Bunk Bed set with ladder/ mattress €100 child’s bike €40 Child’s easy chairs €30 Easel €20 gas BBQ 80 vacuum cleaner Miele €80 Abstract canvasses from €10 ENGOMI 22355790 ***************************** CLOTHES STOCKS AND SHOP FITTINGS FOR SALE. Excellent women’s brands for sale including Italian, Spanish and French clothes and shoes. Also women’s dummies and modern wall fittings (clothes rails.) Selling at very low prices for clearance. Tel: 99-168943 *****************************

***************************** LARNACA, ALETHRIKO, PLOTS FOR SALE, 525 sqm, 90% building factor, near highway Limassol-Larnaca, 5 min from airport, quiet residential area, eu 125,000. Half registration fees till the 2.6.12. Tel. 99 621914 RESIDENTIAL PIECE OF LAND of 985sqm in the village of Pareklisia. Partial sea views, near to electricity and water supplies. € 135.000 D.C. (Cyprus) Real Estate Tel: 99 330 908 ***************************** FOR SALE PLOT in the centre of Lefkara Village 670sqm, high build factor, near all shops, and amenities € 210.000 negotiable Tel: 99 330 908 ***************************** PLOT LOCATED in Mesa Geitonia, Limassol 617sqm. 100% build. Ideal for the construction of apartment building or 1 or 2 large houses. Price reduced to € 360.000 tel. 99 330 908 www. ***************************** FOR SALE OR RENT - Kato Paphos – full moon bar, fully furnished and equipped, large flat screen TV’s

+ projector, fits 120 people comfortably, incredible opportunity for ready business! Please call: 99493579 ***************************** FOR SALE factory with showroom, 1050m2, in private land, in Kokkinotrimithia industrial zone. Tel. 99849195.

factory adjustable suspension soft/hard-up/down. 6+1 speed, body kit, MOT. The condition of the car is excellent. CALL 96871551 **************************** MINI 1, 2005, red, manual, all specs, radio/cd/ac, MOT / tax, 20,000 miles from new, price : €7000 call 99096902 – Polis ****************************

FOR SALE BUSINESS/ PROPERTY/LAND ***************************** TIMI, plots, a few selected available, sea view, near the 2 golf courses, Venus rock and airport. 60% Building eu 115,000. Half registration fees till the 2.6.12. Tel. 99 621914

WANTED TO RENT ***************************** FLAT OR HOUSE TO RENT, 2-3 bedrooms, veranda/terrace or garden, prefer furnished, SW of Nicosia (in approx area Lakadamia to Kapedes and Kalo Chorio) cy, 22455072, 99089083. *****************************


FOR SALE BMW 320i CONVERTIBLE, 2008, colour platinum bronze, 18’’ alloys, being leather, cruise control, front and rear parking sesonrs, lightsrain sensors, wind deflector, 45000 km, excellent condition, €30,900. For information call 99405122. *****************************



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PROPERTY TO LET NICOSIA HOUSE FOR RENT: 5 bedroom detached house, french ambassador and American heart institute area, easy access to city centre, schools, hospitals, all amenities and motorway, in quiet cul-de-sac, on high ground with views of Nicosia and Pentadaktylos. 3 Baths, garage for 2 cars with automatic doors, bbq, fireplace, oil central heating, airconditioning, fully furnished. 2000 Pm, tel 99 621914 FULLY FURNISHED recently renovated apartment for rent, located in a central area of Nicosia (behind Starbucks) with central heating and airconditioning units. Very reasonable rent. For information 99476737 and 99382422. *****************************

TO LET NICOSIA 3 BEDROOM FLAT completely renovated in Strovolos. 135sqm, quite family owned building recently painted. c/h, a/c, storage room. Stainless steel appliances, washing machine. Sky satellite tv. € 650/month Call 99 330 908. ***************************** LYCAVITOS 300sq.m., 3 bdrm office lux. €1500, Dasoupolis 2 bdrm., wooden floors modern design €750, Acropolis 3 bdrm f/f., modern furniture, luxury

CHILDCARE From a Cypriot - with 20 years experience in a kindergarten - looking after infants and children at her house in Nicosia

For information call 99781943

SELEC Fencing & Decking Specialist For all your Garden and Security Fencing ♦ Quality approved workmanship ♦ 15 years experience + guaranteed work ♦ English workers ♦ also garden gates ♦ sheds ♦ chain link fencing ♦ free estimates ♦ all types of fencing & decking

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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA €1000, Hilton 2 bdrm., wooden floors, modern building €850, Mak/ssa whole floor flat with/ without furniture €1200, villas Mak/ssa-Strovolos with pool and garden. Costas Markides Tel: 22378898/99464764, Reg. No. 487, E16. ***************************** FLATS FOR RENT studio strovolos 250,1 bdrm ag.antonios 380,kennedy furnished 440,engomi 490 Ag.andreas 490,dasoupolis 450.makarios av.500,strovolos 400 2bdrm furnished lykavitos 600 acropolis just built 650,anthoupolis 430 3bdrm acropolis 300,engomi 500,Hilton furnished 600 4bdrm ag.andreas fully equipped 800. POSPORIDES ESTATES 99474839 99646822 REG.338

***************************** ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT, in small quiet building, new, very spacious, fully furnished and air conditioned. Very good location between Strovolos and Engomi, close to The European University (Cyprus College) and all amenities. Covered parking. Rent €495/m. Please call 99695382 ***************************** TO LET 3 bdrm flat Kaimakli area near Frederic. Tel. 99606665. ****************************** LUXURY HOUSES: 1. 5 bedrs detached house, 550sq.m, built in 2 big plots of land, big garden with grass, big swimming pool with extra fence for children and big covered patio with bbq area, big reception areas with marble floor, fire place and bar, big kitchen with all electrical appliances and sitting room with fire place, maid’s room, floor heating, full a/c, blinds on the windows, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and shower, big bathroom for

TO LET NICOSIA the other 3 bedrooms and extra shower in the 5th bedroom. Available end of July - Strovolos €2500 (H5ST10001-R), (photos in the website). 2. 3 bedrs luxury ground floor renovated semi detached house,210sq.m, with central heating, air conditions, solid parquet floor, fire place, big kitchen with all the electric appliances, 2 wc curtains, big veranda, big patio on the back with bbq area, 2 covered parkings in a quiet neighborhood close to the Embassies –Engomi €900 (H3ENG0002-R), (photos in the website) 3. 4 bedr + separate office space + maid’s room luxury detached house, split level, big open space sitting areas,400sq.m,a/c for hot and cold in all the rooms, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, swimming pool, big verandas, 2 covered parking, in a very quiet area near Lidl – Latsia €2500 (H4LAT0008-R), (photos in the website). 4. 3 bedr luxry detached house with 1 bedr flat in the basement, floor heating with gass a/c units, big kitchen with electrical appliances, 4 wc, 3 bathrooms, big garden with small pebbles, 2 covered parking, in a quiet area in a dead end. Can be rented furnished or not. AVAILABLE in August – Makedonitissa €1700 (H4MAK0027-R), (photos in the website). 5. 4 bedr+ attic room with shower and wc luxury detached house with separate maid’s room, central heating, a/c, separate office room, sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with dining room and big family room opening to the big garden with grass and bbq area, 2 covered parking, behind General flooring shop – Makedonitissa €3000 (H4MAK0025-R), (Photos on the website).

TO LET NICOSIA 6. 3 bedr + big attic room which can be used as a bedroom/office, detached house, central heating, full a/c,3wc, 2 bathrooms, big sitting and dining room, separate kitchen with all the electrical appliances, small garden and patio with bbq area, covered parking, near Apollonion hospital. – Makedonitissa €1200 (H4MAK0016-R), (photos in the website) 7. 4 bedrs new luxury detached house, 330sq.m, central heating, full ac, 2 covered parking’s, big kitchen with sitting room and all expensive electrical appliances, blinds on the windows, lighting fixtures, 2 bedrs with en suite shower and wc, main bathroom with jacuzzi,3rd bedroom with only shower ,swimming pool with wooden deck around, covered patio with nice covered bbq area, opposite a green area in a very quiet area – Strovolos €2600 (H4ST10040-R), (photos in the website). 8. 4 bedr luxury detached house, 350sq.m, central heating, full a/c, office space, separate maid’s room, big storage room, solid parquet floor in the bedrooms, 2 covered parking, swimming pool, garden with trees, veranda with bbq area, big kitchen with all the electrical appliances, big sitting and dining areas, very near to English School, off Athalassas Avenue €2300 (H4ST10036-R), (photos on the website). 9. 4 bedr detached house with central heating, a/c units, separate big kitchen with el. appliances, small garden at the back, covered parking, 3wc,2 bathrooms, near the French ambassador residence – Strovolos €1000 (H4ST10038-R), (Photos on the website). 10. 4 bedr new luxury finished top quality detached house, 290sq.m, central heating, full a/c, master bedroom with ensuite shower/jacuzzi, guest bedroom with shower, main bathroom with jacuzzi, 4wc, fully expensive furnished with 3 LCD televisions, kitchen with very expensive electrical appliances




and family room, garden with grass, big covered patio with bbq area,2 covered parking’s, alarm system, pressure system, Strovolos €3000 (H4STI0039-R), (Photos on the website).

covered parking, 3wc, solid parquet floor in bedrooms and granite in the sitting areas, near the MEGA TV station – Archangelos €1300 (H3AR0002-R), (photos in the website).

blinds, cooker, oven and, refrigerator in the kitchen, in a very quiet neighborhood and area – Agios Dometios €1500 (H4ADO0004-R). (photos in the website).

11. 4 bedr luxury detached house built in 3 plots of land. Separate maid’s room outside the house, big basement with playroom, office and guest room with separate entrance. The house has big sitting and dining room, separate family room, separate kitchen, big bedrooms, internal elevator, central heating, full a/c, big yard with tiles, covered kiosk and trees, 2 covered parking, in a quiet area in a dead end opposite Cineplex – Strovolos €3000 (H4STI0042-R), (photos in the website).

15. 4 bedr house built in 2 plots,3 bedrs upstairs and one down, big garden with grass, bbq area with kiosk, Central Heating ,full AC,240sq.m,parquet floor,2 showers,3wc,electrical appliances in the kitchen, in a very quiet neighbourhood. Available in aprox. one month from signing contracts. CAN BE RENTED ALSO FURNISHED OR PARTIALLY FURNISHED – Agios Andreas €2000 (H4AAD0006-R), (photos in the website).

19. 4 bedr semi detached house with central heating, 4 a/c, 3 wc, 2 bathrooms, 180sq.m, small yard, bbq area, FULLY FURNISHED, off Costantinoupoleos street near French Ambassador residence – Strovolos €900 (H4STI0043-R), (photos in the website).

12. 5 bedr new luxury finished detached house with separate maid’s room, one of the bedrooms with shower and wc and can be used as guest room,4 wc, solid parquet floor all the house, separate family room with fire place, big sitting room, separate dining room, big kitchen with breakfast area, big outside patio with tiles and bbq area,2 covered parking, electrical appliances in the kitchen, in a very quiet neighborhood close to CYBC station. Can be rented furnished or not. – Platy Aglantzias €3000 (H5PAG0001-R), (Photos on the website). 13. 4 bedr+ separate maid’s room luxury finished semi detached house with central heating, full a/c, big sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with family room, full expensive electrical appliances in the kitchen(Miele), 4wc, blinds on windows, big back yard with tiled and bbq area, covered parking in a quiet neighborhood with easy access to the French school – Aglantzia €1400 (H4AGZ0008-R), (photos in the website). 14. 3 bedr luxury house, nicely modern furnished with big sitting and dining areas with bar, central heating, full a/c, big fitted kitchen with TV room, office space, patio area with bbq,

16. 3 bedr + office space +separate maid’s room detached luxury house, 450sq.m, recently renovated, with central heating, full a/c, big sitting and dining area with parquet floor, TV room with fire place, big kitchen with breakfast area and fitted cooker and oven, 4 wc, roller blinds on all windows, very big verandas and yard, covered parking, in a very quiet neighborhood in the centre of Makedonitissa opposite a playground. AVAILABLE MID JULY - €1400 (H4MAK0003-R), (photos in the website). 17. 3 bedr+ attic room which can be used for bedroom or office, luxury semi detached house, with central heating, full a/c, big separate kitchen with cooker and oven, blinds, big patio with tiles and trees on the back and covered veranda on thr front, parking, in a quiet area off 28th October street in the centre of Makedonitissa €1200 (H4MAK0026-R), (photos in the website) 18. New luxury 4 bedr + very big 40sq.m attic room with shower and wc semi detached house, 300 sq.m, central heating, full air condition, big sitting and dining areas, 4 wc, 2 showers,1 bathroom, solar heater, pressure system, covered parking, big back yard with tiles,

20. 3 bedr+ separate maid’s room semi detached house, 250sq.m, central heating, full a/c, big sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with family room, 4wc, 2 bathrooms, 1 shower, 2 covered parking, big verandas and big covered patio with bbq, big covered veranda for the winter on the back, fully furnished and equipped, in a quiet neighborhood very close to all amenities and Apha Mega supermarket - Acropolis €1200 (H4ACS0001-R), (photos in the website). 21. 4 bedr + 2 separate rooms with showers and wc (120sq.m) detached house with big sitting and dining areas, big kitchen with dining area and family room with fire place, very big swimming pool with bbq area, covered patio, garden with grass, central heating in 4 zones, full a/c, 6wc, 5 covered parking’s, pressure system, opposite Apoel training field. Can be rented furnished or not. AVAILABLE END OF AUGUST – Archangellos €4000 (H4AR0007-R), (photos in the website). 22. 4 bedrs luxury detached villa built in 5 plots of land, 600sq., central Heating, full a/c, very big garden with grass, big swimming pool 5 x 13, bar with bbq area, office space, TV room with fire place, marble floor, all the bedrooms en suite shower/ bathroom, separate self contained apartment for the maid, 2 covered parking in a nice

NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION On May 21st, 2012 in accordance with Section 14.81.1 C of the Liberian Business Corporation ActDogonLtd (“Company”) with registration number C-37274 doing business at 9 Marikas Kotopouli Street, 3030 Limassol the shareholders have agreed to dissolve the Company. 1. All claims against the assets of the Company must be made in writing and include the claim amount, basis and origination date. 2. The deadline for submitting claims is 23rd November 2012 3. Any claims that are not received by the company prior to the date set forth above will not be recognized. 5. All claims and payments must be sent to P. O Box 53766, 3317 Limassol, Cyprus Dated: March 22nd, 2012. Camilla Strømstad Liquidation board


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Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA area with easy access to the Limassol road. Can be rented also partially furnished – Latsia €5000(H4LAT0007-R), (photos in the website). 23. 4 bedr luxury detached house, separate maid’s room, 600 sq.m, central heating, full a/c, 6 wc, 4 bathrooms, big sitting and dining areas opening on to the garden, big kitchen with electrical appliances, built in 2 big plots of land with huge garden with grass, swimming pool, 2 covered parking, in a quiet neighbourhood close to



Alpha Mega supermarket Engomi - €3700 (H4PA20005-R), (photos on the website).

near KEMA building – Platy Aglantzias €3500 (H4PAG0004-R), (photos in the website).

24. 4 bedr luxury detached house with expensive finishes, office space, separate maid’s room, 3 of the bedrooms with en suite shower/bathroom, floor heating, full air condition, white marble floor all the house, fire place, lighting fixtures, big kitchen with all the electrical appliances, swimming pool with bbq area, small garden,2 covered parking’s in a nice neighbourhood with expensive houses

For many more properties with photos visit our website at which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22422225/96-422225/96422226, **************************** LUXURY FLATS: 1. 2 bedr luxury fully renovated apartment, storage heaters, 3 a/c, separate big kitchen, big sitting dining room, fully mod-

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TO LET NICOSIA ern furnished and equipped with solid parquet floor off Prodromou street – Engomi €600 (A2ENG0010-R), (photos in the website). 2. 2 bedr new luxury modern, 2 storey apartment with solid parquet floor, floor heating independent, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, 2 wc, expensive fitted electrical appliances, blinds, covered veranda with very nice view, in a quiet neighbourhood on a modern design building. AVAILABLE 1st of August – Aglantzia €750 (A2AGZ0021-R), (photos on the website).

TO LET NICOSIA 3. 1 bedr luxury spacious apartment with big sitting room, separate kitchen with electrical appliances, central heating independent with diesel,2 a/c, aluminum shutters in the bedrooms, covered veranda, covered parking, storage room, on a small quiet building in a quiet neighborhood – Agios Dometios €450 (A1ADO0004-R), (photos in the website). 4. 3 bedr luxury PENTHOUSE apartment with storage heaters, full a/c, office space, very big veranda 100sq.m with nice view and bbq area with bar,

TO LET NICOSIA NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, 2 bathrooms, 2 storage rooms, covered parking, in a small building near Hilton park and Ippokration hospital – Engomi €1000 (A3ENG0023-R), (photos in the website). 6. 3 bedr luxury apartment with storage heaters, full a/c, 2 bathrooms, electrical appliances in the kitchen, big covered veranda, covered parking, near Ippokration hospital – Engomi €700 (A3ENG0024-R), (photos in the website). 7. 2 bedr brand new luxury fin-


Wednesday, August 1, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL

Advertiser TO LET NICOSIA ished apartment on a small modern design building with 2 bathrooms, a/c for hot and cold (Mitsubishi), storage heaters can be installed if needed, electrical shutters in the bedrooms, pressure system, water serculation system, solar, electrical appliances in the kitchen, blinds, covered veranda, 2 COVERED PARKING, storage room, near the centre and near traffic lights of Honda showroom. – Agioi Omologites €700 (A2AOM0007-R) 8. 3 bedr new luxury spacious apartment, 150sq.m+big covered veranda, big sitting and dining room, nicely furnished big separate kitchen with cooker and oven, 3 wc, 2 bathrooms, big bedrooms, a/c for hot and cold in all the rooms, electrical heating if needed, covered parking and big room on the ground floor with window which can be used for a maid or office, in a very quite neighbourhood in a small building – Agios Dometios €750 (A3ADO0006-R), (photos in the website) 9. 3 bedr new luxury penthouse apartment on the last floor of a 3 storey building, CH ind, full a/c, pressure system, cooker and oven in the kitchen, blinds in the living room, 2 bathrooms, 130sq.m, big veranda with view, covered parking, 200m opposite Akropolis park. Acropolis €850(A3ACS0039-R), (photos on the website). 10. 2 bedr new luxury finished apartment with a/c for hot and cold, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, big covered veranda,2 bathrooms,2wc,covered parking, storage room, secured entrance building in a very quiet

TO LET NICOSIA neighborhood – Aglantzia €650 (A2AGZ0022-R), (photos in the website) 11. 1 bedr apartment, 55sq.m, separate kitchen, fully furnished and equipped with television in good condition,2 AC for hot and cold on Makarios Avenue near Debenhams. Available for short and long term – Nicosia Centre €450 (A1NIC0002-R), (photos in the website). 12. 1 bedr apartment with storage heaters, 2 a/c, big bathroom, NICELY FUNRISHED, covered parking, covered veranda with nice view, in a quiet area near Ippokration hospital – Engomi €500 (A1ENG0009-R), (photos in the website). 13. New luxury 2 bedr apartment with nice view, 100sq.m, big sitting & dining area, big separate kitchen with cooker and oven, big covered verandah, 2 wc, storage heaters, 2 a/c, electric shutters in the bedrooms, covered parking and storage room on the 11th floor of a small building with 6 flats only 200 meters for Akropolis park and opposite a small neighborhood park – Dasoupolis €550 (A2DAS0001-R), (photos in the website). 14. New luxury modern 3 bedr apartment,145sq.m big covered veranda with nice view, a/c in all the rooms, electrical heating, cooker and oven in the kitchen, big sitting and dining room,2 bathrooms, laundry room, covered parking and storage room off Kennedy Avenue behind KPMG offices – Acropolis €900(A3ACS0038-R), (photos on the website). 15. 3 bedr +separate maid”s

TO LET NICOSIA room (with shower and wc) & luxury apartment with central heating independent, full a/c, 3wc, 2 bathrooms, big separate kitchen with breakfast area and electrical appliances, big sitting and dining area with solid parquet floor, big covered veranda, blinds, alarm system, 2 parking, in a quiet area off Makarios Avenue near Hilton – Nicosia Centre €1100 (A3NIC0023-R), (photos in the website). 16. New luxury 2 bedr apartment with central heating independent, full ac, fully modern nicely furnished and equipped, big covered verandah, 2 wc, covered parking opposite Hilton, off Makarios Avenue close to the centre – Lykavitos €650 (A2LYK0003-R), (photos in the website) 17. Brand new quality finished 2 storey Penthouse apartment with cozy nicely modern fully furnished apartment, 150sq.m unique design, a/c for hot and cold in all the flat, 2wc, big verandas around the flat, private elevator with lock for the flat , in the centre of Makedonitissa of 28th October street – €1200 (A2MAK0004-R), (photos in the website). 18. 4 bedr luxury floor apartment,250sq.m, office, maid’s room, central heating ind, full a/c,2 showers, 1 bathroom, 3wc, parquet floor, big kitchen with cooker and oven, big sitting area, roller blinds on all the windows, big veranda on a small building off Athalasas Avenue near Alpha Mega supermarket and Areteion hospital – Dasoupolis €1100 (A4DAS002-R), (photos on the website) 3 bedr luxury spacious floor

TO LET NICOSIA apartment on the 4th floor of award winning building,200sq. m+big covered veranda, central heating independent, full built in air conditions, lighting fixtures, curtains and blinds on all windows, big spacious living room with fire place, big kitchen with double cooker, oven and microwave and breakfast area, double glazed windows, all the bedrooms with en suite shower/bath, big satellite dish with sky decoder,2 covered parking and storage room, close to American embassy and other amenities – Engomi €1600 (A3ENG0025-R), (photos in the website). 20. 3 bedr new luxury finished penthouse floor apartment, 240sq.m, big sitting and dining area(can fit 2 sitting rooms and dining table), big separate kitchen with cooker, oven, microwave, laundry room and breakfast area, big bedrooms, 3wc, 2 bathrooms, storage heaters, full a/c, blinds on all windows, pressure system, covered parking, big covered veranda, off Iphigenia’s street near Ministry of Education on a small building with 7 flats only. Available in September – Acropolis €1300 (A3ACS0019-R), (photos in the website). 21. 3 bedr spacious apartment, 150sq.m, central heating independent, 3a/c, big sitting room,2 bathrooms,2wc,covered veranda, in a small building with 2 flats only, covered parking, near Hilton Park hotel – Engomi €750 (A3ENG0022-R), (photos in the website). 22. 4 bedr new luxury finished apartment, 160sq.m+35sq.m covered veranda, big sitting

TO LET NICOSIA and dining room, NICELY MODERN FURNISHED, Daikin air-conditions for hot and cold in all the rooms, 2 bedrs with en suite shower/wc, 4wc, 2 covered parking, in a small modern building off Makarios Avenue in a quiet neighbourhood. Available in August – Nicosia Center €1100 (A4NIC0001-R), (photos in the website). 23. New luxury spacious 3 bedr quality apartment, 165sq.m+ big covered verandah, separate floor heating, full a/c, 3 wc, 2 bathrooms (one en suite), solid parquet floor all the flat, big sitting and dining area (can fit 2 sitting rooms and dining table), electrical appliances in the kitchen which has a breakfast area,2 covered parking, storage room in a very quiet green neighbourhood near the centre and Ag. Andreas - AVAILABLE in AUGUST– Nicosia Center €1450 (A3NIC0004-R), (photos in the website). 24. 3 bedr+ separate maid”s room (with shower and wc) luxury apartment with central heating independent, full a/c, 3wc, 2 bathrooms, big separate kitchen with breakfast area and electrical appliances, big sitting and dining area with solid parquet floor, big covered veranda, blinds, alarm system, 2 parking, in a quiet area off Makarios Avenue near Hilton – Nicosia Centre (A3NIC0023-R), (photos in the website). 25. 2 bedr new luxury finished and FURNISHED ground floor apartment, 80sq.m +120sq.m veranda and garden, separate floor heating, full a/c, 2wc, aluminum shutters outside the windows, pressure system, fully

TO LET NICOSIA expensively fitted with electrical appliances in the kitchen, big covered parking and big storage room, off Athallassa Avenue near English School in a small modern building. AVAILABLE 1st of AUGUST – Strovolos €800 (A2ST10023-R), (photos in the website). 26. 3 bed brand new luxury finished apartment in a small modern design building with 2 bathrooms(one en suite), expensive electrical appliances in the kitchen, double glazed windows with electrical shutter, covered veranda, pressure system, solar heater, central satellite antenna, 2 covered parkings, storage room, security entrance, close to Honda traffic lights walking distance to the centre – Agioi Omologites €850 (A3AOM0009-R), (photos in the website). For many more properties with photos visit our website at which is updated daily. LANDTOURIST ESTATES LTD 22422225 / 96-422225 / 96422226 ***************************** 3 BDRM flat in Pallouriotissa (next to McDonalds). For information call 99606984. ***************************** 2 BDRM flat in the centre of Nicosia. Rent €450. For information call 99453663, 99663927. *****************************

LIMASSOL **************************** 4 BEDROOM recently renovated whole floor apartment


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Advertiser TO LET LIMASSOL of 200sqm.. Fully Furnished. Opposite sea, swimming pool, tennis court, and security gate. 3 new bathrooms, new kitchen with stainless steel appliances. 2 Covered parkings. Price € 1500/ month. Call 99 330 908 OFFICE FOR RENT opposite sea with amazing sea views. 120sqm, 2 bathrooms, kitchen. Security system, cabling and server room ready. Price € 1400/ month negotiable tel. 99 330 908 ***************************** GROUND FLOOR HOUSE 3 bedrooms in Omonia furnished / unfurnished, fire place in sitting room, main sitting room, kitchen, bathroom, utility, shower with W/C. A/C in bedrooms. Covered parking. Price €650. Tel 95 116808 VERY SPACIOUS LUXURY BUNGALOW HOUSE situated in the village of Palodeia, ideal for its proximity to the Heritage school and only 5 miles to Limassol town centre with shops and banks close by. Accommodation comprises of an open plan sitting room/dining area, fully fitted and equipped kitchen, 1 master bedroom with en-suite, 3 large bedrooms, a separate wc/bathroom and an office room. A/c & c/h throughout. In front of the house is a car port for 2 cars but has additional space for another 3 or 4 cars. Price €1250.00pm. Viewing available after 23/8/12 please contact Yiannakis Georgiou 99451011. **************************** OFFICE FOR RENT OPPOSITE SEA WITH amazing sea views. 120sqm, 2 bathrooms, kitchen. Security system, cabling and

TO LET LIMASSOL server room ready. Price € 1400/ month negotiable tel. 99 330 908

LARNACA **************************** LARNACA FLAT FOR RENT: Fully-furnished spacious 2-bedroom first floor flat in central location near Metro supermarket, A/C, private parking, intercom system, en-suite bathroom, small block. Phone: 99354789 FULLY FURNISHED one bedroom flat near Larco hotel Larnaca. Price €370. Tel: 99202543 **************************** 1. K.S.L LETTINGS – APARTMENT FOR RENT Fully Furnished ground floor 2 bedroom apartment, overlooking pool. Beautifully furnished throughout. 350 Euros per calendar month. Larnaca District. Quote TLL884. Tel. (00357) 24815104 2. K.S.L LETTINGS – Properties Required for waiting Long Term Tenants. We desperately require 2/3 & 4 bedroom villa’s with private swimming pools for waiting tenants in the Larnaca District. Please call us for a free valuation. Tel.(00357) 24815104 3. K.S.L LETTINGS – largest range of properties. Over 200 rental properties in the Larnaca district at the most competitive rates! Flexible contracts available. Tel. (00357) 24815104 4. WWW.KSLLETTINGS.COM – VILLA FOR RENT Fully furnished 3 bedroom Villa with

TO LET LARNACA a good-sized rear garden & Communal pool, located in the village of Oroklini. Call for further information quoting Ref. TLL1189. Tel. (00357) 24815104 CALL 24 815 104 TO ENQUIRE OR ARRANGE A VIEWING – NO OBLIGATION OR FEES. VIEW OUR FULL RANGE OF OVER 200 PROPERTIES BY VISITING WWW.KSLLETTINGS.COM UPDATED DAILY. LANDLORDS ADVERTISE YOUR PROPERTY FOR FREE AND GET WORLD WIDE ADVERTISING – NO TENANT NO FEE ! ****************************

PAPHOS LUXURY PRIVATE NEW VILLA, with 7 bedrooms, with own bathrooms, s/pool, satellite TV, hot tub spa, panoramic view, pool billiard table, soccer table, table tennis. Beautiful garden, located at Coral Bay area in Pegia, Paphos, is available for rent. Please call 96351179. **************************** FOR RENT A selection of 1 to 5 bedroom houses & apartments F/F & U/F Universal, Peyia, Tomb of the Kings, Tsada, Timi & Kato Paphos Landlord & Owners please call 99329357 Or please view at are website Fully Registered Company in Cyprus ***************************** CHLORAKA, 2 bedroom apartment, only 5 years old, fully furnished with a/c, lovely, large pa-

TO LET PAPHOS tio area in rear €300 per month, + communal charges please call Malcolm on: 99127031 - no agents **************************** FOR RENT new ground floor terrace studios for rent in Kouka village(20 minutes from Limassol) in a quiet and peaceful area fully furnished €180 per month minimum contract 1 year. Inf. Mob 99548855 **************************** For your consideration 1. KATHIKAS AREA €450 a modern 2 bedroom, stone walled villa with sea views, large swimming pool and 650 sq metres garden. In a quiet cul-de-sac, available unfurnished or furnished. Solar panels and pressurised water system. A great villa in a fabulous village. Will accept pets. 2. TREMITHOUSA €275 situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, this furnished modern 3 bedroom detached house with small garden is available, a/c throughout and satellite broadband. Offering fantastic views of the sea. 3. TREMITHOUSA €250 luxury 2 bedroom maisonette. Fully furnished with modern furniture and satellite broadband. Modern furniture with new appliances. & A/c throughout. Good sea views. Located in a fabulous village. A must see! 4. CENTRAL PAPHOS €250 modern 1 bedroom top floor apartment, opposite bowling, master with walk-in wardrobe. Fully furnished with all appliances. Lift to all floors. This complex offers a lovely communal pool area and security barrier entrance. Close to amenities, a

TO LET PAPHOS great central location. Call Val on 99166563 Or Liz on 96703403 **************************** UNIVERSAL AREA, 2 bedroom modern furnished town house, communal pool Euro 450 per month Tel 99387842

***************************** ANAVARGOS, 3 bedroom detached house, low maintenance garden, communal pool, very close to international school, Unfurnished or furnished, euro 550 per month Tel: 99239262 ***************************** EPISKOPI – PAPHOS, 3 bedroom bungalow, unfurnished, a/con, fire-place, spectacular mountain views, large established garden with irrigation, swimming pool, very quiet location, euro 650 ono – long term Please call Micheal: 99655636 - no agents **************************** GREAT VALUE STUDIO FLAT FOR RENT, - Large modern studio flat in small residential block, in central Paphos, 5 minutes from town centre, 2 minutes from motorway, and 10 minutes from Kato Paphos. Separate Living area/kitchen and bedroom. Fully furnished (washing machine etc.) Covered veranda, and undercover designated parking. Only Euro 215/month inc. communal charges. Phone 99-310481. **************************** AYIOS DEMETRIANOS 3 bedroom villa with swimming pool, large established garden, sea views, unfurnished, very quiet area. Euro 550 per month - ono. Call: 99127195

TO LET PAPHOS ***************************** GREAT VALUE STUDIO FLAT FOR RENT - Large modern studio flat in small residential block, in central Paphos, 5 minutes from town centre, 2 minutes from motorway, and 10 minutes from Kato Paphos. Separate Living area/kitchen and bedroom. Fully furnished (washing machine etc.) Covered veranda, and undercover designated parking. Only €215/month inc. communal charges. Phone 99310481. **************************** ONE BEDROOM fully furnished apartment for rent in Kissonerga. Near Cynthiana Beach hotel and close proximity to Coral Bay. Overlooking the sea and 100 metres from beach. AC in bedroom. Tel: 99-492521/ 99673276 **************************** PEYIA – 3 bedroom villa with modern quality furniture and finishes. Central heating, sky, alarm, infinity pool and stunnning sea and mountain views €700 per month, call : 99389426 ***************************** BRAND NEW APT, opposite Poseidonio Gym, near Carrefour, F/F, a/c, great quality, 1 bdrm, from €340p.m.Tel 99403261 **************************** MR RENT PAPHOS, THE LEADING PROPERTY RENTAL AGENCY IN PAPHOS OFFICE: 26271858 (00357) IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY TO RENT WE ARE THE RENTAL AGENCY TO CONTACT OFFERING FULL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENT COLLECTION SERVICE 1. TREMITHOUSA €425 never


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Advertiser TO LET PAPHOS rented before so a real home. Stunning spacious 2 bedroom townhouse, immaculate condition & furnished with good quality furniture with fly screens & ceiling fans & many extras. Downstairs guest wc. Good sized enclosed pretty garden offering sea views. Situated on a quiet complex with communal pool area. 2. UNIVERSAL AREA €550 spacious 3 bedroom semi detached house all with ensuite bathrooms plus downstairs guest wc. Large storage room & roof terrace. Enclosed garden with private pool. Drive for off street parking. Available unfurnished with sky satellite. Situated in a great central location. 3. TALA €625 unfurnished modern 3 bedroom detached villa offering total privacy & breathtaking sea views. Includes underfloor heating plus real fire. Master with ensuite. Large storage room. Shutters & flyscreens. Covered veranda, garden with mature plants, private pool offering sea views. Off street parking. A beautiful home. 4. KAMARES €675 we are delighted to offer this 2 bedroom 2 bathroom bungalow offering magnificent sea views. Lovely enclosed garden & private pool. Available unfurnished or fully furnished and includes central heating throughout plus modern gas fire for those winter months. Outdoor storage facitilites, shaded patio area, fly screens & shutters. 5. KONIA €700 new to the market this spacious detached 3 bedroom villa, master with ensuite. Guest wc. Beautifully furnished with quality modern furniture. Separate modern fitted kitchen plus separate utility room. Shutters to all windows. Roof terrace with sea views. Fully enclosed garden with

TO LET PAPHOS storage shed, covered barbeque area and private pool offering lovely views. 6. PEYIA €700 unfurnished 3 bedroom bungalow, master with ensuite. Spacious kitchen & living area. Enclosed garden with well & private pool offering sea views. Rental price includes pool cleaning. Covered verandah, private drive for off street parking. Situated in a quiet residential area. 7. TALA €1450 magnificent modern 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa, furnished with designer modern furniture, though can be available unfurnished if desired. Includes gas central heating & working fireplace. Beautifully designed & spacious with undercover parking, private pool & sea views. A must to see! 8. ANARITA €1800 amazing 4 bedroom detached villa, this stunning property offers top of the range modern kitchen. Spacious living rooms, all bedrooms with modern en-suites. Landscaped gardens with private pool offering total privacy & covered barbeque area, great for entertaining. Available fully furnished or unfurnished & includes gas central heating & so much more. TEL: 99133422 OFFICE: 26271858 VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MANY MORE PROPERTIES Email: info@ **************************** RENTAL POINT - PAPHOS PROPERTIES AVAILABLE TO RENT IN THE PAPHOS DISTRICT. JUST A SMALL SAMPLE OF AVAILABLE PROPERTIES. ALL TYPES OF PROPERTY URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR LONG TERM RENTAL. CALL 97641764 FOR MORE INFORMATION. LANDLORDS CALL IF YOU HAVE A PROPERTY FOR RENT.!!!

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Nicosia ........................22 802 020 Limassol ......................25 805 050 Larnaca .......................24 804 040 Paphos ........................26 806 060 Famagusta ..................23 803 030

Nicosia General .............22-801400 Nicosia Makarios ...........22-405000 Limassol Old ................25-305333 Limassol New ................25-801100 Larnaca Old...................24-630312 Larnaca New .................24-630300 Paphos ..........................26-821800 Famagusta ....................23-821211

Drug Law Enforcement Unit ......................................... 1498 (Confidential Information) Rescue Co-ordination Centre ............................. 1441 (Immediate Response Service for Aeronautical or Maritime Accident & Incidents) Game Fund Service: (Wildlife and hunting) Central offices (Nicosia): 22867786, 22-867897 Nicosia: 22-664606, 99-445697 Limassol: 25-343800, 99-445728, Larnaca/Famagusta: 24-805128, 99-634325 Paphos: 26-306211, 99-445679 Forest Fires ..................... 1407

Narcotics Helpline ......... 1410 (Outside hours.............. 22-304160) AIDS Advisory Bureau ................................ 22-302826 Domestic Violence Centre .......................................... 1440 (Emergency Centre for Victims) Drug Info & Poison Control ............... 1401 Cyprus Samaritans ... 77777267 Police Duty Officer ......... 1499 (Confidential Information) Airports Larnaca ..........................77778833 Paphos ...........................77778833

TO LET PAPHOS 1. KAMARES - TALA – 2 bed 2 bath fully furnished luxury bungalow set on an elevated plot on this prestigious development. Open plan living area with feature fireplace, dining area. Separate kitchen with D/W etc. Separate utility room with access to side garden. 2 double , bedrooms, master with en-suite. Family bathroom. Large verandah overlooking the pool. Sep storage room, covered parking and additional store. Swimming pool, and landscaped gardens. €600.00 a month or sensible offers only 2. TRIMITHOUSA 3 bed 2. bath unfurnished apartment/house set in quiet location with views. Open plan living area and dining area.. Fully fitted kitchen with appliances . Guest WC. 3 double bedrooms. Family bathroom. Large balcony, off-street parking. €400.00 a month. 3. KATHIKAS – 3 bed,2 bath unfurnished stone bungalow with no immediate neighbours.. Open plan living area with fireplace with log burner.. Fitted kitchen, utility room. 3 bedrooms, master with en-suite. Family bathroom. Parking, Swimming pool and landscaped garden areas. Very quiet area. €600.00 a month 4. MESA CHORIO– 2 Bed, 2. bath fully furnished apartment in good location close to ISOP Open plan living area with dining space. Fitted kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, master with en-suite. Family bathroom. Off street parking & comm. Pool. Minutes into Paphos. €425. Or close offers 5. GOUDI (near Polis) Outstanding 3 bed, 3.5 bath unfurnished villa. Set in a rural setting the property enjoys privacy with no immediate neighbours. Open plan living area, spacious fitted kitchen. Guest WC. Ground floor bedroom with en-suite. Stairs to 2 further double bedroom with en-suite. Breakfast area with hob & fridge and seating space. Doors out to large covered verandah with panoramic views. Full A/C, C/H, garage, over-flow tiled pool, SKY dish. Villa has substantial insulation to walls and floors. Large gardens. €800.00 per month. 6. UNIVERSAL AREA. 2 bed fully furnished apartment. Living area, fitted kitchen. 2 double bedrooms and family bathroom. A/C, balcony, shutters, comm. Pool and parking. €400.00 a montn or offers. 1 & 2 bed apartments available on Universal. 7. TALA - 5 bed, 3.5 bath large fully furnished villa. Very large property with open plan living area. Fitted kitchen, storage cupboard, guest WC. 2 bedrooms, bathroom on this level with small seating area. Ideal for dual living. Stairs up to 3 double bedroom, en-suite & family bathroom. Heated swimming pool, A/C, C/H. Electric gates and garden areas. Park-

TO LET PAPHOS ing for several cars.€1500.00 per month or offers. 8. PISSOURI DISTRICT – 3 bed 2 bath spacious unfurnished detached villa on large landscaped plot in the beautiful village of Anoygra. Spacious open plan living area with feature fireplace. Fitted kitchen and breakfast area. Ground floor bedroom with adjacent bathroom. Stairs to 2 additonal bedrooms and family bathroom. This floor also has a mezzanine suitable for office/playroom. Doors out to balcony. Pretty landscaped gardens and off street parking. Pool facilities are available close by. €500.00 per month. Fixed price FOR FULL LISTINGS OF APARTMENTS/TOWNHOUSES AND VILLA PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS. ALL TYPES OF PROPERTY URGENTLY REQUIRED FOR LONG TERM RENTAL LANDLORDS/OWNERS PLEASE CALL PLEASE CALL 97648440 or email:- **************************** REFURBISHED stone-built village house located in Kili Paphos. Consists of 3 large rooms 1 small. Traditional wood burnt fireplace, fully tiled secluded yard and garage. Tel: 99210610.



on 3rd floor an independent 3 bedroom penthouse with a roof garden. Italian Kitchen, big verandas, big storeroom and convenient parking. PANICOS STAVRINOU ESTATE AGENT R.N.497 99666703 email **************************** FOR SALE is a building with 4 flats, each 3 bedroom. 2 on the ground floor with yards, and 2 on the first floor. 2 on first floor completely renovated. Located in quiet area. Building recently plastered and painted. €850,000 negotiable Call: 99 330 908

- Immaculate and spacious open-plan living, 2 double bdrms, fantastic sea views, big veranda and parking in exclusive location only 6 minutes to Larnaca airport. This excellent investment property is available immediately with title deeds. For viewing telephone 99890128. **************************** NEAR MARONI Coastline Larnaca 2 bdrm bungalow on large plot Wrap around veranda with sea & mountain views, Large lounge/dining room, Large Kitchen, Full C/H Provision for a/c All furniture & car included €295,000 99147929 ****************************

FOR SALE PENTHOUSE between Armenias Str and Hilton Hotel. 3 bedroom, main bedroom with shower, c/h, fireplace, large verandas. For more information please call: 99467596. ****************************

LIMASSOL ****************************

AYIA NAPA LUXURY VILLA with pool & BBQ Close to Nissi Beach, 5 minutes walk, Sleeps 8. Available 20/8 up to 20/9, SPECIAL PRICE For more info see owner’s direct UK, prop. No CY2141 or call 99775861

PROPERTY FOR SALE NICOSIA ***************************** FLAT FOR SALE: 2 BEDROOM FLAT with title deeds, 110 sqm, fully renovated, best central area, 800m from the European University, excellent view, eu 119,000. Tel 99 621914 FOR SALE IS A BUILDING WITH 4 FLATS, each 3 bedroom. 2 on the ground floor with yards, and 2 on the first floor. 2 on first floor completely renovated. Located in quite area. Building recently plastered and painted. €850,000 euro. negotiable Call: 99 330 908 **************************** FLAT FOR SALE/RENT: ‘ITHAKI’ is a small 3 Storey brand new building, only 5 units located in quiet neighbourhood in Strovolos, near Falcon school. ITHAKI has only 2 completed 3 bedroom apartments per floor. And

OFFICE/WAREHOUSE FOR RENT 735m² of office space and 1200m² warehousing available for long term rent on Yianni Kranidioti Avenue very close to Carlsberg Brewery. Easy access to Nicosia-Limassol highway (only 200 metres). Loading bays for warehouses and parking space for more than 40 cars. Hidden fuel tank plus car mechanics station. For more information please call 99218866

PARTLY BUILT HOUSE for sale in Dierona (near Arakapas, Limassol district) with 4 bdrms, 3 bathrooms, laundry room, lounge, large kitchen, quiet location, plot 372sq.mtrs. Sale due to bereavement. Price €80,000 o.n.o. Phone 99924362. **************************** 2 BEDROOM FLAT located in Germasoyia with partial sea views, 85sqm less than 10 years old with title deeds Price € 135.000 tel. 99 330 908 www.


PAPHOS **************************** FLATS FOR SALE OR RENT: kissonerga, 3 bedroom flat with title deeds, in a block of 4 flats only, fully renovated, 2 baths, 146 sqm closed area, ch, ac, covered parking, excellent view of sea and mountains, half registration fees till 31.12.12. Reduced to eu 135,000,or rent eu 450 pm. Tel 99 621914 **************************** 2 PROPERTIES BETWEEN POLIS AND LATSI. 2 bed townhouse, village centre €69,000 and quiet 3/4 bed house overlooking bay. 2 bath, c.h. wood burner, a.c. bedrooms, salt water 9x6 pool set in approx 2.500 sq.mts. €444,000 Tel: 99995531 **************************** LUXURY VILLA 550 sq.m in 1250 lot.,5 bed.6 bath. maids en suite, walk in basement, beautiful landscape, double garage, large pool, playground, well, quiet neighborhoot. Price 1.550.000 M. Phone 35799432074,357-99552585 **************************** TALA, 5 bdrm villa for sale . Title deeds. Sea and mountain view. 5 en-suite double bedrooms. Central heating, a/c, fireplace. Private L shape s/pool and garden area, patio, with bbq, bar and pergola. Car parking. Plot: 620 sq.m. Covered: 285sqm, €458.000. tel. 99587757. *****************************

AYIA NAPA SALE LIMASSOL 2 bed flat on beach road; light, airy with balcony. New flooring, a/c units, lift 2nd floor, windows 3 sides, own car space. TITLE DEEDS. €115,000. Tel 99178141 (Les Bois) ****************************


**************************** AYIA NAPA, rare opportunity, with title deeds, 4 bedroom house, renovated, swimming pool, 300m from best beach, 650 sqm plot. Eu 440,000. Tel 99 621914 **************************** AYIA NAPA, studio for sale, 38 sqm, furnished and fully renovated, with title deed, in licensed complex, 500m from nissi beach, eu 52,000, tel. 99 621914 ****************************

FOR SALE Semi-detached house in Archangelos area split level on a hill, no houses in front, 3 big bedrooms, 2 big bathrooms and TV room big lounge & dining area, fireplace, fitted kitchen, 40 sq.m. store room, C/H, A/C, solar. For information call: 99496541


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CHURCHES ALL SAINTS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH (ENGLISH) Sunday Divine Liturgy 8-10am. Followed by Fellowship hour (coffee) Services are now being held at the underground Chapel of All Saints of Cyprus at St. Panteleimonos Church Makedonitissa Archangelos (Engomi) For more info please contact Fr. Joseph Coleman Tel. 99938924 THE ORTHODOX CHURCH OF AGIOS ARSENIOS, LIMASSOL (near Tsirion Stadium) The Orthodox Liturgy in English Saturday, 4 February at 8:30 am For information please contact: Father M. Spanou at 99 – 401365 (

THE ORTHODOX CHURCH OF ST ANDREW AND ST JOHN THE BAPTIST MESA GEITONIA, LIMASSOL The Orthodox Liturgy in English served fortnightly on Saturdays at 9.00 am. We also hold a Discussion Group every Thursday evening at 7.30 pm For information please call Fr. Christopher Klitou Mobile: 99957144 Fax: 25710318 You can email us at: or visit our website:

Paphiakos & C.C.P. Animal Welfare Education/Information Centre, No. 12 Dedalos Building, 8049 Kato Paphos PO Box 61272 8132 Kato Paphos Web. www.facebook/paphiakos Email Larnaca Emergency Service - The contact point for animal emergencies in Larnaca is Maria at the Paphiakos Animal Welfare Charity Shop, telephone 24623494 or 99325897 STOP, SHOP AND GIVE TO THE ANIMALS! ALL DONATIONS ARE WELCOME AT OUR CHARITY SHOPS!!!!! PAPHIAKOS NEW CHARITYSHOP/T.ROOMS NOW OPEN IN PEYIA. T ROOMS NOW OPEN (next to Peyia Police Station) Volunteers and donations needed please contact Suzanne 99151996 for further information. NOW OPEN !!! BOOKSHOP/INFORMATION CENTRE/T-SHOP IN POLIS CONTACT JUDY 99223572 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND DETAILS. PAPHIAKOS & C.C.P. BOOK EXCHANGE SHOP TREMITHOUSA Paphiakos Book Exchange Shop, Tremithousa. Special Tuesday sales held on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. For more information Tel 99771763/99283467 PAPHIAKOS & C.C.P. ANIMAL WELFARE Registered Charity No 1529 Contact our shops and we can take your clutter The Charity Shops are located at: Shop No.1 Agapinoros Street, Kato Paphos Shop No.2 Ap Pavlou Avenue, Kato Paphos Shop No.3 Gr. Afxentiou Avensia Court 3 Larnaca Shop No.4 9 Ayiou Ioanni Street 3061 Limassol Our shops are always happy to receive your unwanted goods! PAPHIAKOS CAR BOOT SALE EVERY SATURDAY at the Ambassador Restaurant and outside in the grounds at Paphiakos. Free parking. Sellers from 7am, buyers from 8am. For information & bookings please call MIKE on 96702600. PAPHIAKOS & C.C.P. ANIMAL WELFARE URGENTLY NEEDS PASTA TO HELP FEED THE DOGS AND SOFT FOOD FOR ALL THE CATS. DONATIONS CAN BE MADE AT THE CLINIC. PLEASE SPONSOR AN ANIMAL OR BECOME A MEMBER TO ENSURE PAPHIAKOS CAN CONTINUE WIH THEIR NECESSARY WORK. Telephone Jan 26946461 ex 114 or 97614008 NOW YOU CAN HELP BY COLLECTING YOUR ALUMINIUM CANS AND HANDING THEM IN AT ANY PAPHIAKOS CHARITY SHOP OR THE CLINIC. SAVE AN ANIMAL AND SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT!! THE DONKEYS AT PAPHIAKOS WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO HELP YOU GET RID OF YOUR UNWANTED CAROBS. PLEASE DELIVER TO THE CLINIC AND GIVE THE DONKEYS A SPECIAL TREAT! FEELING THE HEAT? THINK ABOUT THE ANIMALS NEEDING WATER AND SHADE. MAKE SURE DOGS ARE NOT LEFT IN CARS THEY BECOME OVENS IN SUMMER!! For further advice or assistance contact the clinic 26953496 or visit the website

Tel. 99 293489, 99 279960 Email:



Nikosia: Am 1. und 3. Samstag im Monat in der St. Paul’s Cathedral um 18 Uhr Limassol: Am 2. Sonntag im Monat im Gemeindehaus in Germasogeia um 11 Uhr Am 4. Sonntag im Monat in der St. Barnabaskirche um 18 Uhr Paphos: Am 2. Samstag in der Kirche an der Paulussaeule um 16 Uhr Agia Napa: Am 4. Sonntag im Monat im Hof des Klosters um 9.30 Uhr

Open Door Baptist Church

Näheres Informationen durch Pfarrer Dr. Herold, Tel 25-317092 oder im Internet

GRACE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH Invites you to COME AND EXPERIEBNCE THE LOVE OF GOD WITH US Int. Christian Business Fellowship Meeting Centre Sundays: 10.00am Sunday School 11.00 am Main Service (Dine with us centre services) Wednesdays: Prayer meeting 6pm Address: To Arsinois Str., 1010 Nicosia (Next to Western Union Office to KISA) Contact: 99988900 or 97667932. VISITORS ESPECIALLY WELCOME!!!



Sunday School (Juniors and Teens) Outreach and Evangelism Bible Studies


9 Larnakos Street Katholiki Area Limassol Sundays: 9:45, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM Wednesdays: 7:30 PM 25 751193 or 99 758729


Family oriented evangelical church Contemporary Christian Worship Sunday 10am (Holy Communion - 1st Sunday of the month)

Clear exposition of the Bible in the presence of God, and relevant to our lives. Our Sunday services start at 10:30 am sharp, and the Wednesday Bible discussion at 7 pm. International Evangelical Church (Reformed) is located at 352 St. Andrew’s Street. 1½ blocks from Starbucks / Fat Boy, and 1 block from the Municipal Gardens, Zoo. For further information call Steve at 99384742, or email: All are welcome!

NICOSIA CHRISTIAN CENTRE 10 PINDOU STR, ENGOMI, NICOSIA, TEL. 22464375 SERVICES: SUNDAY 10AM, WEDNESDAY 8PM St Barnabas’ Anglican Church 153 Leontiou A Street Limassol Telephone: 25362713 - All welcome HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, PAPHOS GATE, NICOSIA Sunday Masses: Saturdays 6.30 pm, Sundays 8.00am, 9.30am & 6.30pm Weekday Masses: 6.30 pm Monday to Friday Tel: 22662132 Email:

GRACE CHURCH, LARNACA 8 Ayiou Neofytou St Sundays 10 a.m. Also Midweek Meetings Details: Colin 24530700

The Anglican Church of Paphos Ayia Kyriaki (St. Paul by the Pillar) Sunday 8.15am Holy Eucharist 6.00pm Sung Eucharist 4th Sunday 6.00pm Choral Evensong Wednesday 9.00am Holy Eucharist rd 3 Wednesday (BCP) St. Stephen’s, Tala 1st & 3rd Sunday 11.00 am Holy Eucharist 2nd & 4th Sunday 11.00am Morning Worship St. Luke’s, Prodromi 1st & 5th Sunday 9.30am Morning Worship 2nd , 3rd & 4th Sunday 9.30am Holy Eucharist 1st & 3rd Wednesday 9.30am Holy Eucharist 1st Sunday 6.00 p.m. Peace & Wholeness with Holy Eucharist 4th Sunday every quarter 9.30 am Holy Eucharist from BPC Church Office: 26-953044 Fax: 26-952486 Email: for directions to each church

St Helena’s Anglican Church, Larnaca St Helena’s Court, Grigoris Afx Sunday Service: Holy Communion 9.30 am ALL WELCOME Tel:24651327

International EVANGELICAL CHURCH (Reformed) Limassol 352 St. Andrew’s Street (1½ blocks from Starbucks/Fat Boy) Sunday worship 10:30am Wednesday Bible Discussion 7pm For info: 99384742 ALL ARE WELCOME

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL


Television CYBC 1



07.45 Stin Poli Ton Oneiron Kai Ton Poiton 09.30 Chef Ston Aera (rpt) Cooking show offering viewers quick, simple and economical recipes. 10.10 Reload Summer 11.30 Volleyball Women’s Group A - Match #13. Dominican Republic vs. Japan. 13.00 Apo Mera Se Mera Current affairs programme. 15.30 Lottery Draw 15.35 Syn Plyn Local talk-show with studio discussion and viewers calling in. 17.00 Global Ideas (rpt) Documentary series. 17.30 Entehnos Local cultural programme. 18.00 News 18.15 Sharing An Island Local documentary. See Pick Of The Day. 20.00 News / Weather/ Financial Report 21.00 Vimata Stin Ammo (rpt) Local period drama, based on true events. 21.30 Fencing Women’s Indiv. Sabre - Bronze Medal Match, Men’s Indiv. Epee Gold Medal Match and Women’s Indiv. Sabre - Gold Medal Match. 22.50 I Skoteini Plevra Tou Fengariou (rpt) Local drama series about drugs. 23.30 News 23.45 Repeats

02.00 Euronews 07.00 NRG Music Channel 08.00 Kids’ TV 11.30 Rowing Men’s Single Sculls Semifinals, Men’s Lt. Double Sculls - Semifinals, Women’s Pair Final, Women’s Quadruple Sculls - Final, Men’s Eight - Final, Men’s Quadruple Sculls Semifinals and Men’s Pair Semifinals. 14.40 Basketball Women’s Basketball Group A Game #26. China vs. Angola. 16.00 Handball Women’s Handball Group B Match 15. France vs. Sweden. 17.00 Diving Men’s Synch. 3m Springboard - Final. 17.45 News In English 17.55 News In Turkish 18.05 Judo 18.30 Gymnastics Men’s Individual All-Around. 21.30 Swimming Men’s 200m Breaststroke Final, Women’s 100m Freestyle SemiFinals, Men’s 200m Backstroke SemiFinals, Women’s 200m Butterfly Final, Men’s 100m Freestyle Final, Women’s 200m Breaststroke SemiFinals, Men’s 200m IM Semi-Finals and Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Finals. 23.30 Beach Volleyball Men’s Group D Match #31. 00.50 Olympic News Channel

05.45 Mi Mou Les Antio (rpt) 06.30 Proini Enimerosi 07.00 Tis Ellados Ta Paidia (rpt) 07.30 Oi Men Kai Oi Den (rpt) 08.35 Fast Money (rpt) 08.45 Lyke, Lyke Eisai Edo (rpt) 09.30 To Kafe Tis Haras (rpt) 10.20 To Evdomo Kleidi (rpt) 10.50 Deixe Mou To Filo Sou (rpt) 11.30 Santa Yiolanta (rpt) 12.15 Tin Patisa (rpt) 13.00 News 13.15 Galileo (rpt) Greek game show. 14.00 Konstantinou Kai Elenis (rpt) 14.40 Aiyia Fuxia (rpt) 15.30 To Kafe Tis Haras (rpt) 16.20 Krifa Monopatia (rpt) 17.10 Mi Mou Les Antio (rpt) 18.00 News 18.10 Lyke, Lyke Eisai Edo (rpt) 18.50 Tin Patisa (rpt) 19.30 Eva Luna Latin American telenovela. 20.20 News 21.20 Aiyia Fuxia (rpt) 22.45 Einai Stigmes (rpt) 23.30 News 23.45 Konstantinou Kai Elenis (rpt) 00.35 Kai Oi Pantremenoi Ehoun Psihi 01.20 Ellas To Megaleio Sou (rpt) 02.10 Tmima Ithon (rpt) 02.45 News 03.50 Skertsakia (rpt) 04.10 Fili Zois (rpt)

MEGA 06.30 Paralliloi Dromoi (rpt) 07.00 Yia Sena (rpt) Local talk-show. 08.40 Mia Stigmi Dio Zoes (rpt) 09.20 Dennis O Tromeros 10.00 Proino Mou 12.00 Yia Banaki 15.00 I Dada (rpt) Greek comedy series, based on the popular US sitcom. 16.10 I Ora I Kali (rpt) 17.40 Mia Stigmi Dio Zoes Greek drama series. 18.20 News 18.30 Mousiko Kouti Greek game show, testing contestants on their music knowledge. 19.20 Peninta Peninta (rpt) Greek comedy series. 20.10 News 21.20 Eftyhismenoi Mazi (rpt) Greek comedy series. 22.20 I Zoi Pou Then Ezisa (rpt) 23.20 Singles (rpt) Greek comedy series. 00.00 News 00.10 The Shield Police drama series chronicling the turbulent day-today life of the Strike Team, a group of corrupt Los Angeles cops. 01.00 Yia Banaki (rpt) 03.30 Tia Sena (rpt)



07.00 Erotas Me Epidotisi 07.45 An M’ Agapas 08.40 Oi Takkoi 10.00 Vourate Geitonoi (rpt) 11.00 I Kouzina Tis Mamas (rpt) 11.15 Eho Ena Mistiko (rpt) 12.00 Vasiliki (rpt) 12.50 Spiti Ki Egine (rpt) 13.40 Efialtis Stin Kouzina (rpt) 14.30 Oikogeneiakes Istories (rpt) 16.40 Baywatch (rpt) 17.30 Pame Paketo (rpt) With News at 18.00. 18.15 Tropico 19.10 The Del Monte Heirs 20.20 News 21.20 Irthe kai Edese 22.10 To Kokkino Domatio 23.30 The 4400 First season. ‘The New and Improved Carl Morrissey’. One of the 4400 returned abductees uses his new-found powers to become a vigilante and fight crime in his neighbourhood - a decision that proves fatal. Meanwhile, Lily is thrown in jail for violating the restraining order. 23.45 News 23.50 Sex And The City (rpt) 00.45 Istories Tou Astinomou Beka (rpt) 01.45 Allou Ximeromenoi (rpt) 02.20 Alithinoi Erotes (rpt) 03.05 Eleni (rpt) 05.20 Tropico (rpt)

07.45 Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of 09.15 Kids’ TV 11.50 Ta Kopelia Local comedy series. 12.30 Thema Gevsis Cookery show. 13.30 Star News 14.15 Kids’ TV 16.15 Exelixeis Stin Showbiz 16.45 Mesimeriani Meleti Best Of (rpt) 17.50 Mila Best Of (rpt) Discussions about various issues based on woman’s life. 18.50 Nistikoi Praktores (rpt) Cooking show, with helpful tips on eating well and nutrition. 19.40 Fotis Maria Live Best Of (rpt) 21.10 Exelixeis Stin Showbiz 22.00 FILM: Mad City Drama, starring John Travolta and Dustin Hoffman. 1997. See Film Picks. 23.30 Supernatural (rpt) Fifth season of fantasy drama. ‘Free to Be You and Me’. Sam vows to stop hunting, but has difficulty keeping to his decision when he receives a surprise visit. Dean and Castiel try to find the Archangel Raphael in their bid to stop the Apocalypse. 00.50 LTV Sports News 01.50 Star News 02.40 Repeats

CAPITAL 08.00 10.30 11.00 11.30 13.15 15.00 17.20 18.15 19.15 19.50 20.05 21.00




Kids’ TV Magikos Kosmos I Kori Tou Mistral Deste Tous Greek FILM: O Thiroros Mas Apodrasi Ston Athina O Anthropos Tis Thalassas Melrose Place With News at 18.30. News Sports Time Rubi FILM: Jack Reed: Death And Vengeance A Chicago police detective links immigrant murders to a Russian con artist, not a local labour dispute. Action, starring Brian Dennehy 1996. FILM: The Premonition A police officer survives a horrific car crash, but after he recovers, he begins to have visions of impending disasters. Thriller, starring Casper Van Dien. 2004. FILM: Hollywood Flies An Italian expat and his sister set out on a trip across America, but their decision to pick up two hitchhikers puts them in danger. Crime drama, starring Vinnie Jones. 20054. FILM: My Name is Modesty Crime thriller, starring Alexandra Staden. 2003.

Radio BBC World Service (1323 MW) 00:01 BBC News 00:06 The Documentary: An Unspeakable Act 00:30 BBC News Summary 00:32 Click 00:50 From Our Own Correspondent 01:01 BBC News 01:06 World Briefing 01:30 BBC News Summary 01:32 World Business Report 01:50 Sports News 02:01 BBC News 02:06 World Briefing 02:30 BBC News Summary 02:32 Business Daily 02:50 Sports News 03:01 BBC News 03:06 World Briefing 03:30 BBC News Summary 03:32 World Business Report 03:50 Witness 04:01 BBC News 04:06 HARDtalk 04:30 BBC News Summary 04:32 Outlook 05:01 BBC News 05:06 Newsday 05:30 BBC News Summary 05:32 Newsday 06:01 BBC News 06:06 Newsday 06:30 BBC News Summary 06:32 Click 06:50 From Our Own Correspondent 07:01 BBC News 07:06 Newsday 07:30 BBC News Summary 07:32 The Strand 07:50 Witness 08:01 BBC News 08:06 Newsday 08:30 BBC News Summary 08:32 Newsday 09:01 BBC News 09:06 Newsday 09:30 BBC News Summary 09:32 Newsday 10:01 BBC News 10:06 Outlook 10:30 BBC News Summary 10:32 Business Daily 10:50 From Our Own Correspondent 11:01 BBC News 11:06 HARDtalk 11:30 BBC News Summary 11:32 Click 11:50 Sports News 12:01 BBC News 12:06 World Update 12:30 BBC News Summary 12:32 World Update 13:01 BBC News 13:06 World Briefing 13:30 BBC News Summary 13:32 The Strand

13:50 Witness 14:01 BBC News 14:06 World Have Your Say 14:30 BBC News Summary 14:32 Business Daily 14:50 Sports News 15:01 BBC News 15:06 Newshour 15:30 BBC News Summary 15:32 Newshour 16:01 BBC News 16:06 HARDtalk 16:30 BBC News Summary 16:32 Outlook 17:01 BBC News 17:06 World Briefing 17:30 BBC News Summary 17:32 Click 17:50 From Our Own Correspondent 18:01 BBC News 18:06 World Briefing 18:30 BBC News Summary 18:32 Sport Today 18:50 Witness 19:01 BBC News 19:06 World Briefing 19:30 BBC News Summary 19:32 World Business Report 20:01 BBC News 20:06 World Have Your Say 20:30 BBC News Summary 20:32 World Have Your Say 21:01 BBC News 21:06 World Briefing 21:30 BBC News Summary 21:32 Business Daily 21:50 From Our Own Correspondent 22:01 BBC News 22:06 Outlook 22:30 BBC News Summary 22:32 The Strand 22:50 Witness 23:01 BBC News 23:06 Newshour 23:30 BBC News Summary 23:32 Newshour

BFBS 1 (N’sia 91.7, WSBA 92.1, ESBA 99.6 FM) 02.00 BFBS Bass’d 04.00 BFBS Shuffle 05.00 Ops Breakfast 06.00 Cyprus Breakfast With Neil Skinner 09.00 Chris Pearson 11.00 Charlie Fife 13.00 Total Ops Connection 15.00 Wez Thompson 18.00 Charlene Guy 21.00 Jessie Aru 00.00 BFBS Rocks

BFBS 2 (Ni’sia 89.7, WSBA 89.9, ESBA 95.3 FM) 03.00 BFBS Radio News 03.03 BFBS Gold With Dave Windsor 04.00 Up All Night 07.00 Morning Reports 07.30 Wake Up To Money 08.00 Today 11.00 Simon Marlow 14.00 BFBS Gold With Dave Windsor 15.00 World At One 15.45 Simon Guettier 19.00 PM 20.00 6 O’Clock News 4 20.30 Five Live Olympics 00.30 Late Night Olympics LiveCyBC2 (91.1, 92.4 FM) 06.00-7.30 Programmes in Turkish with News at 7.30 07.40 Good morning Cyprus 10.00-12.00 Kalimerhamba 12.00 Gunortasa 12.45 Greek Cyprus Press 13.00 Turkish Music 13.15 News in Turkish 13.30 News in English 13.45 PM Classics 16.00 Greek Radio 16.15 Our country doesn’t divide 16.50 News in Turkish 17.00-18.00 Programmes in Armenian; News at 17.15 18.0020.00 Round & About 20.00 News in English 20.10 Welcome to Cyprus in French and German 20.40 Ship of Fools with Robert Camassa 22.00 News in English 22.00 International Music 00.0006.00 Rebroadcast of the evening’s programme

Weather and Exchange 09.05 Nathan Morley 12.00 BBC News 12.06 Lunchtime Classics 15.00 BBC News 15.06 Chris Yearley 18.00 News 18.06 Michael Godin 19.00 The Juke Box

98.5 Rock FM The Breakfast Show - Tony Newell - 07:00-10:00 2 Hours With Bejay Browne 10:00-12:00 Rock Fm’s Lunch Box - Jason Collins - 12:00-14:00 Non Stop Music 14:00-15:00 Valentina 15:00-18:00 Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday Liquid Radio Show - Pavlos - 15:00-18:00 Wednesday Drive Time - Johny G. 18:00-20:00 Monday - Tuesday Johny G. 18:00-20:00 Wednesday (Mix @ 6) The Cocktail Show - Antonis - 18:00-20:00 Thursday - Friday Panic In The Year Zero - 20:00-22:00 Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday Radioactive Metal - 20:00-22:00 - Thursday Live Dj Set- Dj Allen D 20:00-22:00 - Friday 22:00-24:00 The Gathering - With Your Hosts Dj Mr Smith And Mc Svennyb – Live Wednesday & Friday Night Train 24:00-07:00 Monday To Friday Oldies Digital

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05:00 That Was The Year 06:00 Easy Going Gold 10:00 The Juke Box 17:00 That Was The Year 18:00 Oldies Overnights - Hear the greatest hits of all time playing non stop during the darkest hours.

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Television PICK OF THE DAY Sharing an Island (CyBC1, 18.15) Way to go, CyBC! It’s not often that we stand up and cheer for our state channel, especially this week when they’re taking the path of least resistance (yes, Olympics are important - but wall-towall Olympics on CyBC2, literally from morning till night? not everybody cares about this stuff, you know), but they deserve major kudos for this little coup. The Limassol International Documentary Festival starts tonight, and fi lm buffs will tell you that it’s something special: these are topclass documentaries, part of the tiny elite that win awards at major festivals and get commercially released in Europe and America - and this year, for the fi rst time ever, they’re being shown on CyBC in conjunction with the Festival. Yes, the time-slot isn’t great (after the News would’ve been better), but still: every day from today till next Wednesday, people who still think of documentaries as boring shots of men in suits talking to the camera are going to fi nd out that things have changed in recent years - that docs are now complex, stylish, poetic. One small caveat before we get too carried away, though - and that caveat is called Sharing an Island, the opening salvo in this week of delights. I certainly don’t mean to trash this documentary but it must be made clear that it’s not like the oth-

ers. It hasn’t won awards at major festivals; as far as I know, it’s only played here and Thessaloniki. It’s not a complex look at a complex situation. It doesn’t talk to nationalists, or anyone who thinks that Cyprus might be better off being partitioned. But it is Cypriot, and it’s very sincere - and it’s certainly more interesting than the usual fluffy talkshows we get in this slot. Writer-director Danae Stylianou’s big idea is to treat the Cyprus Problem in the style (or at least the general format) of Big Brother. Six young Cypriots who’ve never met before are invited to share a house for five days. Three of the six are Greek Cypriots, the others are Turkish Cypriots - and “they argue from different perspectives of history,” says the synopsis, “share stories of the past and together they envision the future. Will they succeed in breaking down prejudices and be liberated from the traumas of the past that have been passed on to them? Will they discover truths they had never before encountered?” The result is the kind of fi lm that knows the answers before it’s even asked the questions - but we’re not complaining. As a one-off documentary, this is flawed; as an aperitif to a week of delicious non-fiction cinema, it’ll do nicely. Many thanks, CyBC. Made in 2011.

Preston Wilder



Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (LTV, 21.00) I seem to be the only person who likes Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, but I have a secret weapon: I can’t stand the smug, self-regarding Matthew McConaughey - which is usually a problem when it comes to enjoying Matthew McConaughey fi lms but in this case is an asset, because his character is supposed to be obnoxious. He’s a fashion photographer and inveterate ladies’ man, fi rst seen breaking up with three girls simultaneously via videoconference; “Love is magical comfort-food for the weak and uneducated,” he scoffs - but things change when he goes to a wedding, gets reunited with an old flame (Jennifer Garner) and starts seeing ghosts who take him back through a lifetime of casual encounters. It’s a mix of The Hangover (written by the same people) and A Christmas Carol, and it works surprisingly well, funny and whimsical if perhaps a bit too laddish for the romcom crowd. Does it also work if you like Matthew McConaughey? Sorry, can’t help you there. Made in 2009.

Charlie St. Cloud (Novacinema4, 22.30) 07:00 Baboons With Bill Bailey 07:25 Corwin’s Quest 08:15 Dick ‘N’ Dom Go Wild 08:40 Breed All About It 09:10 Growing Up... 10:05 Monster Bug Wars 11:00 Wildlife Sos 11:25 Gorilla School 11:55 Animal Cops Houston 12:50 Rescue Vet 13:45 Animal Precinct 14:40 Monster Bug Wars 15:30 Baboons With Bill Bailey 16:00 Dick ‘N’ Dom Go Wild 16:30 Natural Born Hunters 17:25 Trophy Cats 18:20 Dogs 101 19:15 Wildlife Sos 19:40 Gorilla School 20:10 Living With The Wolfman 20:35 Animal Battlegrounds 21:05 Monster Bug Wars 22:00 Wildest Latin America 22:55 Speed Of Life 23:50 Animal Cops Houston 00:45 I’m Alive 01:40 Untamed & Uncut 02:35 Wildest Latin America 03:30 Speed Of Life 04:25 Monster Bug Wars 05:20 Living With The Wolfman 05:45 Animal Battlegrounds 06:10 Rescue Vet

Shoot ’Em Up (Novacinema2, 22.00) How cartoonish is this action comedy? Note that Clive Owen (as our hero, ‘Mr. Smith’) likes to munch on a carrot, Bugs Bunny-style. How violent is this action comedy? Note that he uses the carrot as a back-up weapon, taking out a thug with a bit of carrot-fu when all else fails. Clive is walking down the street minding his own business when he sees a pregnant woman being chased by a gang of killers - so of course he kills the killers, delivers the woman’s baby then tries to save the noworphaned newborn from a bad guy (Paul Giamatti) who wants him dead. Nice one, Clive. Also featuring Monica Bellucci as a lactating hooker (!), Clive and a villain having a shoot-out while skydiving (!!), Clive spanking some random woman (!!!) and other cult-movie madness, distracting from the fact that plot and characters range from weak to non-existent. How insane is this action comedy? Well ... pretty insane. Made in 2007.

Mad City (PlusTV, 22.00) Speaking of insane [see above] brings us nicely to Mad City, though in fact this worthy drama could’ve used a bit more madness. Disgruntled security guard John Travolta takes hostages (including a bunch of visiting schoolkids) at the Natural History Museum - and John isn’t really a bad person, but news reporter Dustin Hoffman happens to be on the scene and decides to blow the story out of all proportion. The result is a pile-up of ideas, with the usual chaotic media circus gathering outside the museum and various people pontificating on how tabloid TV is a Very Bad Thing. Alas, things have only gotten worse in the 15 years since. Made in 1997.

Shoot ’Em Up (Novacinema2, 22.00)

07:00 Teletubbies 07:25 The Roly Mo Show 07:40 Forget Me Not Farm 07:55 Fimbles 08:15 Teletubbies 08:40 The Roly Mo Show 08:55 Forget Me Not Farm 09:10 Fimbles 09:30 After You’ve Gone 10:00 2 Point 4 Children 10:30 The Weakest Link 11:15 Eastenders 11:45 Doctors 12:15 Bleak House 13:15 London Hospital 14:05 Lead Balloon 14:35 After You’ve Gone 15:05 2 Point 4 Children 15:35 Eastenders 16:05 Doctors 16:35 Bleak House 17:35 London Hospital 18:25 The Weakest Link 19:10 Eastenders 19:40 Doctors 20:10 Casualty 21:00 My Family 21:30 Beautiful People 22:00 Life On Mars 22:50 Roger & Val Have Just Got In 23:20 Last Of The Summer Wine 23:50 Going For Gold - The 48’ Games

07:00 Fifth Gear 07:25 Dirty Jobs 08:15 Deadliest Catch 09:10 Extreme Fishing 10:05 Mythbusters 11:00 How Do They Do It? 11:30 Destroyed In Seconds 11:55 Ultimate Survival 12:50 Wheeler Dealers 13:20 Wheeler Dealers 13:45 Futurecar 14:40 American Chopper 15:35 Dirty Jobs 16:30 Mythbusters 17:25 Deadliest Catch 18:20 Extreme Fishing 19:15 River Monsters 20:10 How It’s Made 20:40 How Do They Do It? 21:05 Flying Wild Alaska 22:00 Gold Rush 22:55 Extreme Fishing 23:50 River Monsters 00:45 Hillbilly Handfishin’ 01:40 Flying Wild Alaska 02:40 Extreme Fishing 03:40 River Monsters 04:40 Hillbilly Handfishin’ 05:35 How It’s Made 06:00 Overhaulin’

04:00 Diving: Summer Olympic Games London 05:00 Weightlifting: Summer Olympic Games London 06:00 Gymnastics: Summer Olympic Games London 07:00 Olympic Games: Together To London 07:30 Olympic Games: English Breakfast 09:30 Swimming: Summer Olympic Games London 10:30 Multisports: Summer Olympic Games London 12:00 Swimming: Summer Olympic Games London 15:00 Cycling: Summer Olympic Games London 15:45 Multisports: Summer Olympic Games London 16:55 Olympic Games: London Eye 17:00 Cycling: Summer Olympic Games London 18:00 Weightlifting: Summer Olympic Games London 19:15 Gymnastics: Summer Olympic Games London 21:25 Olympic Games: London Eye 21:30 Swimming: Summer Olympic Games London 23:15 Olympic Games: Together To Lon-

Sweethearts 14:20 I Am Number Four 16:10 Something Borrowed 18:05 Films & Stars 18:40 Don Juan De Marco 20:20 La Fille De Monaco 22:00 Shoot’em Up 23:30 Color Of Money 01:35 Company Men 03:25 Cine News 04:25 Marrying Man

20:00 The Conversation 22:00 Worst Nightmare 23:00 Leaves Of Grass 00:50 Cine News 01:30 Mafia Girls 04:05 Superpepito

19:15 You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger 21:00 Enid 22:30 Charlie St. Cloud 00:10 Cemetery Junction

don 23:45 Diving: Summer Olympic Games London 00:15 Volleyball: Summer Olympic Games London 01:30 Weightlifting: Summer Olympic Games London 02:30 Swimming: Summer Olympic Games London

05:30 The Amazing Race 06:15 Family Guy 07:05 Lost 07:50 How I Met Your Mother 08:40 Terriers 09:25 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior 10:10 The Amazing Race 10:55 Family Guy 11:45 Lost 12:30 How I Met Your Mother 13:20 Terriers 14:05 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior 14:50 Lights Out 16:20 The Amazing Race 17:05 Family Guy 17:55 Lost 18:40 How I Met Your Mother 19:30 Terriers 20:15 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior 21:00 Lights Out 22:30 Terriers 23:20 Lights Out 00:50 The Amazing Race 01:40 Family Guy 02:30 Lost 03:15 The Life & Times Of Tim 03:45 How I Met Your Mother 04:35 Terriers

07:00 Pawn Stars 08:00 Ancient Aliens 09:00 Britain At War 10:00 Pawn Stars 11:00 Ax Men 12:00 American Pickers 13:00 American Restoration 13:30 Pawn Stars 14:00 Britain At War 15:00 Ancient Aliens 16:00 American Pickers 17:00 American Restoration 17:30 Pawn Stars 18:00 Britain At War 19:00 Ancient Aliens 20:00 Pawn Stars 21:00 Ax Men 22:00 Lock N’ Load 23:00 Top Shot 00:00 Pawn Stars 01:00 Ax Men 02:00 Lock N’ Load 03:00 Top Shot 04:00 Ancient Aliens 05:00 Britain At War 06:00 Ax Men

07:30 Double Jeopardy 09:30 Hotel For Dogs 11:30 Creation 13:30 Too Big To Fail 15:30 Action Zone 16:10 Videofashion 16:45 Lost In Space 19:00 Friends 20:00 LTV Sports News 21:00 Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past 23:00 Lesbian Vampire Killers 00:35 Hustler TV 02:30 American History X 04:45 Due Date 06:30 LTV Sports News

07:00 Baby Looney Tunes 07:25 Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs 08:15 Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures 08:40 Loonatics Unleashed 09:05 ScoobyDoo Where Are You! 09:30 Superman: The Animated Series 09:55 Big Cartoonie Show

10:20 Tak & The Power Of Juju 10:45 Fanboy & Chum Chum 11:10 X’s 11:35 Ni Hao, Kai-Lan 12:00 Dora The Explorer 12:25 Spongebob Squarepants 13:15 Mighty B! 13:40 My Life As A Teenage Robot 14:05 Hey Arnold! 14:30 Icarly 15:20 Legion Of Super Heroes 17:00 Makeover: Hunt Dog Edition 17:30 2011 World’s Strongest Man 18:00 ATP World Tour Uncovered 19:00 PGA Tour Classic Films 20:00 2009 International Speed Pool Challenge 22:00 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Primera Division 00:00 Isu World Figure Skating Championship 02:30 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Primera Division 04:30 Best Soccer Games Of The Season: Barclay’s Premier League 06:30 Spirit Of Yachting

07:15 According To Jim 08:00 Big Bang Theory 08:25 Sons Of Anarchy 10:05 Two And A Half Men 10:30 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 11:15 Chuck 12:45 Supernatural 13:30 According To Jim 14:20 Sons Of Anarchy 16:05 Friends 16:30 Trust Me 17:15 Hawaii Five-0 18:45 Supernatural 19:30 Desperate Housewives 20:15 House M.D. 21:00 United States Of Tara 21:30 Boardwalk Empire 23:30 Desperate Housewives 00:15 Chloe 02:00 8 Seconds 03:50 Friends 04:15 Trust Me 05:00 Hawaii Five-0 06:30 Desperate Housewives

08:30 Legend Of 1900 10:45 Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban 13:15 Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li 15:00 Action Zone 15:30 Batman Begins 18:00 Free Willy 20:00 Alice In Wonderland (2010) 22:00 All The President’s Men 00:20 Daring! TV 04:05 Inception 06:45 Crimson Wing : Mystery Of The Flamingos

06:10 The Edge Of Love 08:00 Alfie 09:45 Habemus Papam 11:40 Happy Gilmore 13:15 The Portrait Of A Lady 15:40 Oranges And Sunshine 17:30 Water For Elephants 19:35 Spotlight On 20:15 Happy thank you more please 22:00 It’s Kind Of A Funny Story 23:50 The Woman Who Dreamed Of A Man 01:30 Along Came A Spider 03:15 Old School 04:45 Cine News

06:15 Thor 08:15 My Life So Far 09:50 Cine News 10:35 Just Go With It 12:35 America’s

21:00 The Owl And The Pussycat 22:45 Three On A Couch

03:30 Golf Now - Dominican Republic 04:00 Nationwide Tour Highlights Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational 05:00 MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers 08:00 PGA Tour Highlights RBC Canadian Open 09:00 Golf Central International 09:30 Mobil 1 The Grid 10:00 MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers 13:00 Props 7 Euro BMX 13:30 Props 7 Four Corners 14:00 Wrecked I Just Need a Good Wreck 14:30 101 Cars You Must Drive The Bird is the Word 15:00 Tour WEB.COM Children’s Hospital Invitational Final Rd. 17:00 Inside the PGA Tour 17:30 Mobil 1 The Grid 18:00 MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers 21:00 PRE GAME(E) 21:15 CHAMPIONSHIP LAIKI POPULAR BANK 2011-12: APOLLON VS NEA SALAMINA (E) 23:15 POST GAME (E) 23:30 Props 7 Four Corners 00:00 Wrecked I Just Need a Good Wreck 00:30 101 Cars You Must Drive The Bird is the Word 01:00 Golf Central International

07:00 Globe Trekker 08:00 Planet Sports 09:00 Megalopolis 10:00 Glutton For Punishment 11:00 The Thirsty Traveler 11:30 Chef Abroad 12:00 Globe Trekker 13:00 Planet Sports 14:00 Planet Food 15:00 Flavours Of Chile 16:00 Globe Trekker 17:00 The Thirsty Traveler 17:30 Chef Abroad 18:00 Glutton For Punishment 19:00 Globe Trekker 20:00 American Civil War Trail 21:00 Cruising The Amazon 22:00 Third Class Traveller 23:00 Globe Trekker 00:00 Planet Sports 01:00 American Civil War Trail 02:00 Cruising The Amazon 03:00 Third Class Traveller 04:00 Globe Trekker 05:00 Glutton For Punishment 06:00 The Thirsty Traveler 06:30 Chef Abroad

06.00 Ada 07.45 Clash By Night 09.30 Day They Robbed The Bank Of England, The 10.55 The Letter 12.30 Ziegfeld Follies 14.15 Tribute to a Bad Man 15.50 Travels With My Aunt 17.35 Swan, The 19.20 Casablanca 21.00 What’s Up, Doc? 22.35 Dark Of The Sun 00.15 Rhapsody 02.10 White Heat 04.00 The Sea Of Grass

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HOW TO PLAY: Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1-9. There’s no maths involved, you solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic. With the ‘X’ sudoku, the shaded X must also contain the numbers 1-9.





(6) 17 Feature a country (5) 19 Strew fancy tartan trousers (5) 20 Second man, one in jail (4)

Answers to crossword 2148

QUICK: Across – 3 Prototype; 7 Fever; 8 Ascending; 9 Rally; 10 Psycho; 13 Senorita; 15 Las Vegas; 17 Dieppe; 20 Cello; 21 Influenza; 22 Nitre; 23 Grapeshot. Down – 1 Aforesaid; 2 Avalanche; 3 Prayer; 4 Trespass; 5 Toddy; 6 Punch; 11 Coagulate; 12 Outspoken; 14 Idleness; 16 Vacant; 18 Inner; 19 Polyp.

Rating EASY

CRYPTIC: Across – 3 Home front; 7 Pixie; 8 Angleworm; 9 Nicer; 10 Ranger; 13 Ditching; 15 Enrolled; 17 Noggin; 20 Donor; 21 Piratical; 22 Apron; 23 Replaying. Down – 1 Up-and-down; 2 Executing; 3 Hearth; 4 Enlarger; 5 Rowan; 6 Nurse; 11 Gallantry; 12 Rendering; 14 Identity; 16 Old lag; 18 Olive; 19 Grail.

Rating HARD

1 It is readily understood by Lake Superior detectives (5) 2 Tumbler collapsed into a tipcart (7) 3 Long, flexible twig ’e’d changed over (8) 4 Heartless boy puts bread in an umbrella! (6) 5 Article on thousand others (4) 6 He may be spotted laughing (5) 7 He goes on the pitch to arbitrate (7) 11 Some gadabout I questioned about the shop (8)


Rating EASY




1 Many an American water-lily (5) 4 Curb the awful slaughter (7) 8 Undertake to admit one’s guilt (6,7) 9 As the crow flies – without delay (8) 10 1960s musical that grows on one (4) 12 Cultivator found on board (6) 13 Nearly drunk from a narrownecked vessel (6) 16 Clown’s name appeared in rococo design (4) 18 Shrink from making an agreement (8) 21 Just with old-fashioned person being honest (4-3-6) 22 £1 for the breadwinner, a novice (7) 23 Some cellists coming from the island (5)


1 Adam’s ale (5) 4 _______-carriage (7) 8 Exonerate (4,4,5) 9 Softened (8) 10 N Central African country (4) 12 Deep gloom (6) 13 Tightened (6) 16 Bloodstained (4) 18 General dealer (8) 21 Secretly (13) 22 Allegiance (7) 23 Cinque Port (5)

1 Thin biscuit (5) 2 Lattice (7) 3 Purification plant (8) 4 Rugby player (6) 5 Six-sided body (4) 6 Town NE of Swansea (5) 7 Surrendered (7) 11 Wave (8) 12 Enchanting (7) 14 Assemble (7) 15 Scythe (anag.) (6) 17 At hand (5) 19 Verse (5) 20 Hero (4)



ARIES March 21 - April 20

LEO July 23 - August 22

SAGITTARIUS November 23 - December 21

Try not to let yourself be pressured into doing things you don’t really want to do. There may be a tendency for certain others to try to impose upon you, and with Mars in Libra you may wonder whether refusing is the right thing to do. Compromise may be best. Meanwhile you may have many positive ideas for improving your current situation.

Even though you feel happy and positive you may be putting pressure on yourself to achieve a goal or obtain a certain result. But if you’re too hard on yourself you may not get anywhere at all. It may be time to cut yourself some slack. Connect with friends and associates and see if they have any ideas that can assist you in achieving your aims.

If you’re planning a long trip or holiday, you’ll find that life is much easier now that Mercury has turned direct. You can go ahead and book your flights or hotel, and shouldn’t suffer any delays or unnecessary problems. On another note, friends may be proving particularly stubborn right now. It probably isn’t worth arguing - instead try to see the funny side.

TAURUS April 21 - May 21

VIRGO August 23 - September 23

CAPRICORN December 22 - January 20

The Moon remains in your sign for much of the day, so you may feel very comfortable in your own skin. With Venus in your communication zone, you may feel moved to write a touching letter to a friend or relative that you’ve not seen or heard from in some time. It’s a lovely way to make contact and convey your natural warmth at the same time.

You may feel under pressure money wise, and find it hard to come up with an idea that might make things better. Don’t keep investing in a dead-end situation instead relax your focus and get on with things that you can succeed at. There is a way to resolve your problem, but giving in to your fears and constantly worrying isn’t going to be one of them.

At work you have the opportunity to negotiate a few choice deals, but also think about enhancing your skills for better prospects. Mercury is currently in your business zone, so you may be keen to look for the best deals or contracts. If a fellow professional or co-worker has been causing you angst it helps to be diplomatic and not to rock the boat.

GEMINI May 22 - June 21

LIBRA September 24 - October 23

AQUARIUS January 21 - February 19

Now that Mercury has turned direct in your communication zone, you can go ahead with projects knowing that you can make good progress. This is a great time to share your message with the world, especially if there is a goal you want to achieve, or if you have a business or service that you want to advertise. Take action and reap your reward.

You seem to be in two minds about the best way to get ahead. On the one hand you may be feeling restless and keen to do anything to move out of your comfort zone, yet you also seem to be fearful of what might happen if you do take the plunge. Perhaps you could try taking baby steps, by outlining your goal and doing things stage by stage.

Give yourself the benefit of the doubt. You may have planned to tackle some major projects today, but at the same time, you could also feel a burning desire to take it easy. The only problem being that you feel guilty taking time out to do something about this. If you don’t give yourself a chance to relax, you may discover you are even more tired later on.

CANCER June 22 - July 22

SCORPIO October 24 - November 22

PISCES February 20 - March 20

You may feel more drawn to connect with people you haven’t heard from in some time, as Venus in your sign encourages you to reach out to others. This might be a good way to kick start your social life as you may feel keen to join a group or club connected with your interests. You may be keen to invest in information which could resolve a dilemma.

Things are looking a lot more positive career wise now that Mercury has turned direct. This is a good time to think about applying for jobs, attending interviews or perhaps having a word with the boss about that troubling issue. You’re also very much in the spotlight, and can use this to your advantage. Make sure your actions help to improve your image.

If you have been holding back from having work done on your home, or have been putting off of selling your property, matters may take a turn for the better now that Mercury is now direct - if it feels right go ahead. Jupiter is currently in your home zone and is excellent for moving to a new location or for expanding your home and giving yourself more room.


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Sport Barca’s Villa given medical all-clear

AEL face Partizan in Larnaca tonight

BARCELONA striker David Villa has been given the allclear by medical staff after recovering from a broken leg sustained in December, the La Liga club said on Tuesday. Villa, Spain’s all-time leading scorer who joined Barca from Valencia two years ago, fractured his left leg at the Club World Cup and has not played since. The 30-year-old missed Spain’s triumphant Euro 2012 campaign but has already returned to training with his club team mates for the start of La Liga on the weekend of Aug. 18-19. Club doctor Ramon Cugat said Villa was not quite ready to return to competitive action and still needed physiotherapy to get back to full fitness.

By Nemanja Bjedov

REHABILITATORS “David Villa is no longer in the hands of the doctors, he is now in the hands of the rehabilitators,” Cugat said on Barca’s website (www. Captain Carles Puyol, who has himself just returned to training after knee surgery, told an earlier news conference the club would not rush Villa back before he is ready. “He seems in good shape, full of desire, hope and intensity,” Puyol said. “What happens is that with such a long-term injury the most important thing is not to rush,” he added. Puyol, who was 34 in April, was also asked about his Barca future given that his contract expires at the end of this season. The defender said he had held talks with sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta about an extension. “I spoke to him the other day and the issue won’t be very complicated,” Puyol said. “I am excited about continuing my playing career and if the club wants me I’ll stay here.” Barca play friendlies against Paris St Germain, Manchester United and Dinamo Bucharest before hosting Real Sociedad in their opening La Liga game.

The Glazers had previously indicated that all proceeds from the sale would go to reducing the Red Devils’ debt

Fans of United angered by Glazer family’s plans By Simon Stone A LEADING Manchester United fans group has launched a stinging attack on the Glazer family’s plans to float part of the club on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). United lodged their intention to sell 10.2 per cent of the club on Monday evening. It is intended the sale will raise around £150million for the owners, although there have previously been suggestions that interest in the sale has been lukewarm. However, what has really angered the Manchester United Supporters Trust is that previously, the Glazer family had indicated they would use all the proceeds to reduce the club’s debt, which presently stands at £437million. Now it appears only half the money will be used for that purpose, with the rest

Group attacks intention to float part of club on NYSE remaining with the family. The Glazers themselves have been silent on their intentions. United have confirmed restrictions placed on it by the Securities and Exchange Commission in the US prevent it commenting on anything to do with the filing until such time as the shares are being traded. MUST chief executive Duncan Drasdo has filled the void with his own damning assessment of the situation. “Supporters are going to be very angry about this,” he said. “The Glazers have already cost United more than £550million in debt-related fees and now another slap in the face as they help them-

selves to half of the proposed IPO proceeds. “Each of the six lineal descendants of Malcolm Glazer will claw out US dollars 25 million for themselves. “Clearly this has nothing to do with benefits for Manchester United. “What is the sudden reason for this desperation for cash now?” MUST are unlikely to ever get an answer to that particular question, nor questions that have been raised by critics about whether chief executive David Gill and manager Sir Alex Ferguson are to profit directly from the IPO. “There is now no doubt that this IPO is bad for Manchester United supporters, Manchester United Football

Club and any investors gullible enough to pay the inflated price they’ve attached to inferior shares which have just 1/10 of the voting rights of the Glazers shares and no dividends,” said Drasdo. “Their bare-faced cheek is almost unbelievable.” Supporter sentiment has never been a significant influence on the Glazer family’s thinking. Monday’s announcement came just hours after it was confirmed a massive new shirt sponsorship deal with US car giant Chevrolet had been agreed, which will take effect from 2014. That deal will eventually swell the Red Devils’ growing commercial income still further. However, critics will also point to the fact the club are yet to post end-of-year accounts which show the exact amount bowing out of the Champions League group stage cost them.

AC Milan’s Taiwo loaned out to Dynamo Kiev AC Milan have confirmed defender Taye Taiwo has been loaned out to Dynamo Kiev for a year with a view to a permanent move. The Nigerian defender arrived at the Rossoneri from Marseille a year ago, but failed to convince coach Massimiliano Allegri of his worth to the side and was

sent out on loan to Queens Park Rangers for the second half of last season. An appearance for Milan in a friendly tournament against Inter Milan and Juventus recently indicated he may well find room in the side this season, but he has now left for another loan spell, this time in Ukraine.

“I know what qualities I have and I know some clubs are interested in me,” he told Italy’s Sky Sport following his appearance against Juventus. “I have never been able to show what I am capable of with Milan. I would love to play for a big club, but I don’t know if that will be possible, such is life.”

Taiwo (L) had been sent out on loan to QPR last season

THE Cypriot champions AEL FC take on Serbian giants FK Partizan Belgrade in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round this evening at Larnaca’s Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, with the kick-off scheduled for 8.45pm. “Partizan is a quality team with many experienced players. We respect them, but we do not give up in advance,” said AEL’s manager Pambos Christodoulou who has a full squad to choose from. “The first game is before our fans and I believe we have a group of players on our team who can defeat any opposition.” AEL’s Angolan defender Marko Airosa agreed with his manager: “We have a very difficult game ahead of us, but we will definitely try to win it. The result is very important to us and we will do our best to be ready for the task ahead.”

PARTIZAN INJURIES FK Partizan’s manager Vladimir Vermezovic cannot count on Eduardo Pacheco, Marko Scepovic and Branko Pauljevic who are all out injured, while his only selection dilemma is who will partner Sasa Markovic in the middle of the park, with Sasa Ilic and Goran Lovre being considered. Stefan Babovic is expected to retain the same attacking midfielder role he had against the Maltese champions in the previous qualifying round. “It is hard to tell who will win. AEL are a very difficult opponent and they should not be underestimated. This is something I have urged my players not to do,” commented Vermezovic. “Regardless of the final score, the game will technically not be a draw as there is also the second leg next week in Belgrade. “I would not want to predict the score since in European competitions each game is very different. The only result I would want to avoid is a goalless draw and it would be absolutely perfect if we manage to score at least one goal,” he added. “We have watched a couple of AEL’s games and collected plenty of information on them. The conclusion is that from Cyprus they only have the name of the team, as they do not have almost any relevant Cypriot players. I believe that everything will be much clearer to us after the first game,” Vermezovic concluded. The return leg will be played in the Serbian capital next Wednesday at 8.45pm local time.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012 CYPRUS MAIL

Olympic Games

Australia coach: Spain could dethrone US AUSTRALIAN men’s basketball coach Brett Brown suggested a Parents of the Year award in praising a Spanish team he said had the ability to knock out the defending champion U.S. team in the Olympic basketball tournament. “I think Spain should create some type of award for Mr and Mrs Gasol,” Brown said in reference to the 7-foot (2.14 m) Pau Gasol of the Los Angeles Lakers, and his slightly taller younger brother Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies. “They are very important people in Spanish basketball,” added Brown, who is keenly aware of NBA talent as an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs. Brown’s Australia team fell 82-70 on Tuesday to the 2008 silver medalists in a preliminary round game at the Olympic Basketball Arena after his team struggled to handle the towering Spanish frontcourt of the Gasol broth-

ers and Serge Ibaka. Pau Gasol led Spain with 20 points, while Marc added 12 points and pulled down seven rebounds in the victory that improved Spain to 2-0. Brown said the heavily favoured US team could have their hands full with Spain. “How would you like to roll those two brothers out and have Serge Ibaka, who in my other job with the Spurs knocked us out,” said Brown, whose San Antonio team was eliminated from the NBA playoffs by Ibaka and the Oklahoma City Thunder. “You step back and look at the depth of their roster, the history of the programme, the age of their players. They are ripe to, in my opinion, have a legitimate chance of knocking the United States off.” Australia played tight defence to give Spain a good battle early in the game,

holding a 19-14 lead after the first quarter and trailing by only 37-32 at intermission before the winners took advantage of some cold shooting to turn up the speed on their fast break attack. “We are satisfied with this,” said Spain coach Sergio Scariolo. “We know we’re in the process of getting better, step by step. In my opinion this was a very good win.” Rudy Fernandez contributed 17 points for Spain, showing no ill effects of a cut in the back of his head he suffered in the second quarter that required three stitches. Australia (0-2) made only 30 of 81 shots, including 4 of 24 from beyond the three-point arc. “We missed a lot of shots and they ran it down our throat on the way back,’ said Joe Ingles, who shared Australian scoring honours with Brad Newley with 12 points.

Heading for heights: Pau Gasol led Spain with 20 points

BOA chief: IOC must implement new system

IOC has no regrets over London’s ‘Twitter Games’

THE IOC must to take control of Olympic ticketing and create a new platform for future Games to avoid the embarrassment of empty seats, British Olympic Association chairman Colin Moynihan said yesterday. The BOA chief said they would be raising the issue with the International Olympic Committee at the post-Games briefing in Rio de Janeiro after images of empty places at multiple venues infuriated British sports fans who had been unable to buy tickets for supposedly sold-out events. Empty spots in so-called “accredited seating” reserved for Games officials, their friends and family, have resulted in soldiers and students being drafted in to fill the gaps at venues such as Wimbledon and the Aquatic Centre. This is particularly galling for Games organisers who had promised to avoid the situation that occurred in Beijing four years ago when the host nation was forced to bus in spectators to fill empty spaces. “This is an opportunity for the IOC to put in place a ticketing system that can be improved at each Games,” Moynihan said. “It is so important to the sporting public of the host City to get this right that the IOC should take this on and make the initial investment in the platform that can deal with the myriad complexities associated with running 26 world championships at the same time. “The IOC have got to take the lead to make sure the investment is in place for a state of the art ticketing programme that can then be improved from Games to Games.” A spokeswoman for the London organising committee said attendance for Olympic Park venues had been over 90 per cent each day, while capacity for all venues was around 86 per cent.

Arrest follows offensive tweets against Daley By Nick Mulvenney THE International Olympic Committee (IOC) has no regrets about embracing social media for what some are calling the first “Twitter Games”, despite two athletes having been expelled for tweets and others being abused online. Swiss football player Michel Morganella was sent home from the Olympics on Monday for an offensive tweet aimed at South Korea, while triple jumper Paraskevi Papachristou was thrown out of the Greek team last week for a racist comment. Yesterday, British police arrested a man after offensive tweets were sent to British diver Tom Daley when he failed to win a medal in his first event. Despite these incidents, IOC spokesman Mark Adams said the Olympic ruling would continue to encourage the use of social media around the Games and was probably powerless to stop it even if it wanted to. “As you know the IOC, the Olympics we have about 15 million social media fans and I think (local organisers) are do-

Abusive tweets were sent to GB diver Tom Daley (below) after he failed to win a medal in his first event ing something similar,” he told a news conference yesterday. “To be frank, it’d be a little bit like King Kanute, even if we said these aren’t social media Games, because everyone’s decided they are anyway. “We want to help people have a good time in social media.” Twitter was in its infancy when the last Summer Games took place four years ago and was not a major factor in Beijing, where inappropriate blogging was the main concern.

The IOC, keen to attract a strong following among the world’s youth for the Games, issued guidelines for the use of social media in London in June 2011. They encouraged athletes to “post, blog and tweet their experiences” as long as it was not done for commercial or political purposes. Anyone breaching the rules faces having their accreditation removed. A group of US athletes chose Twitter to launch a campaign

against Olympic restrictions on the promotion of personal sponsors at the Games on Monday. Rule 40 of the Olympic Charter protects the major sponsors of the Games, both local an international, from “ambush marketing” by limiting what athletes, and others, can promote within the environs of the Olympics. Adams said, however, that the existence of Twitter had not altered the rules, just the

application of them. “I don’t think we have any major concerns, as you know those rules, such as Rule 40, have been around for a long time before social media. Social media’s only been round for six or seven years,” he said. “Clearly issues are raised more quickly but they’re still the same issues we have to deal with, and if an athlete makes a comment which contravenes those rules as has happened, we will take action.”

‘World record will fall in 110m hurdles,’ says US’ Jason Richardson WORLD champion Jason Richardson thinks it will take a world record to win the 110 metres hurdles at the London Olympics in what could be the fastest final of all time. With world record holder Dayron Robles, former world record holder

Liu Xiang and Richardson’s in-form fellow American Aries Merritt also in the field, the London race looks set to be one of the highlights of the track competition. “It will arguably be the fastest Olympic final we’ve ever had in the hur-

dles,” Richardson told reporters on Tuesday. “It’s probably going to take a world record so I’ll put that out there. “We definitely have so many capable athletes and whoever crosses the tape first will pretty much make his-

tory. “I want to be that person and I’m training incredibly hard, whatever it takes to win is what I’m going to do.” Robles set the world record of 12.87 seconds before the Beijing Games in 2008.

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Olympic Games

Djokovic gives notice of medal-winning intent

Germany’s Jung captures individual eventing gold medal

Vanquishes Roddick 6-2, 6-1 in stunning display

GREAT Britain’s eventers could not add further medals to their earlier team silver at Greenwich Park yesterday. Mary King and Tina Cook both had four faults in the individual showjumping phase to finish outside the medals, while Zara Phillips was eighth. Germany’s Michael Jung added Olympic gold to the world and European titles he also holds, with Sweden’s Sara Algotsson Ostholt second and another German - Sandra Auffarth - third. Algotsson Ostholt would have taken the gold, but she had the last fence down and that enabled Jung to triumph. Cook, a double Olympic bronze medallist four years ago, could not add to her collection. She began the final phase in fourth place, but her hopes soon evaporated when she had the first fence down on Miners Frolic. That was then followed by a pole on fence three hitting the ground, and she ended up in sixth spot behind fourthplaced New Zealander Andrew Nicholson and King, in fifth. King, at 51 the oldest female member of Team GB, has now won three Olympic team medals, but never an individual. And like Cook, her chances also disappeared early in her round aboard Imperial Cavalier. She had fences one and three down, and there was no way back after that in front of a capacity 23,000 crowd. Both riders received rapturous ovations, though, from the home audience. Phillips, who had a costly seven faults earlier in the team competition, responded by delivering a clear round on High Kingdom that secured a top 10 finish. Had she managed such a feat when the team medals were decided, then Britain would have taken gold. Jung celebrated his 30th birthday yesterday, and he will never receive a better birthday present - two gold medals. Part of Germany’s winning team yesterday morning, he produced an immaculate round on the brilliant Sam. But all the agony belonged to Algotsson Ostholt, when the last fence fell and meant she had to settle for silver aboard Wega. With her husband, German international event rider Frank Ostholt, watching from the stands, she looked to have done enough as she entered the arena as last to go with a lead of 1.3 penalties over Jung. It ended at that final fence, though, and the tearful Swede was consoled by her husband and team-mates after dismounting her horse. Germany successfully defended the team and individual Olympic titles they won in Hong Kong four years ago. They arrived in London as gold medal favourites for both competitions - and they duly delivered.

By Eleanor Crooks NOVAK Djokovic gave a notice of medal-winning intent with a stunning display to beat three-time Wimbledon finalist Andy Roddick 6-2 6-1 in the second round of the men’s singles. The second seed had looked a little rusty in his opening win over Fabio Fognini, losing the first set before fighting back in wet and slippery conditions, but yesterday he was on form from the first shot. Being under the roof on Centre Court yesterday certainly helped, and Djokovic simply blew Roddick away, wrapping up victory in 54 minutes to set up a last-16 clash with either Croatia’s Marin Cilic or Lleyton Hewitt of Australia. Rain frustrated those on outside courts but Cyprus’ Marcos Baghdatis beat the deluge to defeat French 16th seed Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-4. The result meant a huge amount to Baghdatis, who will now meet third seed Andy Murray in a repeat of their late-night clash at the same stage of Wimbledon a month ago. The 27-year-old said: “It’s great emotions. I want to thank whoever is up there for giving me this chance to be part of this life and that’s why I kissed the court. “I am in the last 16 of an Olympic event and that’s an incredible thing for me and I hope I will keep going.” Roddick took a 5-3 lead over Djokovic in their head-to-head meetings into the match but admitted he had little chance yesterday against a player at the top of his game. The American said: “He played great. I came out hitting the ball pretty well. I definitely could have served a little bit better. “I was missing my spots a little bit early on but, whenever I brought my serve in, gave myself margins, he was sticking re-

Second seed Novak Djokovic (above) was on top form yesterday from the first shot, blowing Andy Roddick (below) away in 54 minutes turns. I felt like I was playing off my shoe tops. “He was just in the zone. The conditions were perfect. He was hitting it well. I mean, he just beat the crap out of me today.” Djokovic declared things could not have gone any better, saying: “It was a perfect match in every sense. “I served many aces, got a lot of free points on the first serve and I returned a lot of balls back in the court and made him play. That was the tactics, something I really wanted to do.” If the second seed could turn his bronze from Beijing into gold he said it

would rank alongside his five grand slam titles. Djokovic added: “It would mean a lot to me. It would be probably right up there with all the grand slams that I’ve won because I’m playing here for my country. “That’s something that we as tennis players don’t get to experience too much because we’re individual athletes. But we are proud to wear the T-shirts and tracksuits with the name of our country.” Japanese 15th seed Kei Nishikori is also through to the third round after battling from a set down to defeat Nikolay Davydenko of Russia 4-6 6-4 6-1.

Germany’s Jung, seen here riding Sam, added Olympic gold to the World and European titles he already holds

Cyprus out of men’s skeet

Baghdatis to face Murray

GEORGIOS Achilleos and Antonakis Andreou failed to meet the high expectations at the Olympic Games in London after narrowly missing out on places in the final of the men’s skeet with 118 and 116 points respectively yesterday afternoon at the Royal Artillery Barrracks. The two first shooting rounds on Monday morning proved to be costly for Achilleos, who finished fourth at the Games in Beijing in 2008, as he totalled 45 points before slightly improving his position, hitting 24, in the ultimate round of the day. However, the 31-year-old Cypriot who was born in London, realistically needed to shoot a perfect 50 over the two remaining rounds to stand any chance of progressing, but once he missed a shot in the fourth round it was clear that he would not get a chance to improve on his Beijing performance and he eventually finished the competition at 118 points, two points short of forcing a shoot-out.

MARCOS Baghdatis defeated 16th-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-4 to book his spot in the third round of the men’s Olympic Games singles at Wimbledon yesterday afternoon. In a tight opening set, the Cypriot snatched a late break point on his way to a 6-4 win. Despite having a 44 per cent success rate on his first serve, Baghdatis fired six aces past Gasquet and had five break point opportunities, while his opponent did not get a single chance to break serve. Little separated the two players in the second set, but Baghdatis found another decisive break to seal the victory after an hour and 14 minutes of playing time. The Limassol native will play third-seed Andy Murray of Britain next, who beat Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-2, 6-4 in his second round encounter. Murray leads the overall head-to-head series against Baghdatis 4-3, with his latest win over the Cypriot coming earlier this year in the third round of Wimbledon.

Georgios Achilleos missed the chance to improve on his 2008 Beijing performance where he finished fourth

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Sport Bradley Wiggins is one step away from greatness WHETHER Bradley Wiggins is the best cyclist Britain has produced will no longer be questioned if he follows his Tour de France title with Olympic time trial gold today. Wiggins, who had the honour of ringing the Olympic bell for the first time at the opening ceremony for the Games, is already a threetimes Olympic champion on the track, which puts him just behind Chris Hoy who has four. But this month, the kid from Kilburn in northwest London became the first British rider to win the Tour, the most illustrious of all road races, prompting Hoy to label the performance “the greatest British sporting achievement”. “It’s humbling, really,” said Wiggins, who has been humbling his rivals all year in the event run against the clock, including in the final time trial of the Tour de France. “It was the best time trial I ever saw,” said Britain’s director of performance David Brailsford. Today’s time trial is a relatively flat 44-km course starting and ending at Hampton Court Palace, perfectly suited to Wiggins’s abilities, with an uphill drag on Seven Hills Road. But there is a question mark regarding the effort he expended at the front of the peloton in Saturday’s road race as the British team attempted, and failed, to take world champion Mark Cavendish to gold. “The road race is very unpredictable, my event is the time trial, it’s much more quantifiable,” said Wiggins, who has been doing everything to stay fit after sealing the Tour victory eight days ago. “I feel a lot better than I normally do when I finish the Tour de France because with the Olympics we’ve had to keep going: riding the bike Monday, Tuesday, still watching what you’re eating, not drinking,” the 32-year-old

explained. “You would normally have a week off the bike. Can’t be bothered to go out of the house, that sort of thing. It’s been a good distraction, the Olympics. “It’s been a good way to soak up what happened last week. Normally you’d be riding the bandwagon. It’s been a good excuse to get back to what you do best, which is riding the bike. “Nothing changes really, the benchmark is there from Saturday (July 21).” His main rivals, however, have been off their bikes for some time. German Tony Martin, the man who beat him to the world title last year, pulled out of the Tour with a wrist injury following a crash, while defending champion and world bronze medallist Fabian Cancellara left the Tour to be with his wife who gave birth to their second child. The Swiss also suffered a bruised shoulder when he crashed into the safety barriers during the Olympic road race, but is expected to defend his Olympic time trial title despite the injury, his coach said yesterday. “Tony had no choice, he broke his wrist,” said Wiggins. “Fabian had another child, it was family circumstances, he had already planned to pull out (of the Tour).” Other potential medallists include Tour runner-up Chris Froome of Britain, who also finished second to Wiggins in the three-week race’s two time trials. When asked about a medal in the time trial, Froome said: “That would be phenomenal.” France’s Sylvain Chavanel, American Taylor Phinney and Spain’s Luis Leon Sanchez could also be in the mix, as well as usual time trial suspects Gustav Larsson of Sweden or German Bert Grabsch.

Wiggins (R) is already three times an Olympic champion and today’s course is perfectly suited to his abilities

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Phelps led going into the last few metres of his favourite race, but ultimately had to settle for second

Phelps matches alltime medal record By Mark Trevelyan


ichael Phelps failed by a finger tip to become the first male swimmer to win the same event at three successive Olympics when he was pipped to gold in the 200 metres butterfly, but the silver he won saw him equal the alltime record of 18 medals. The American swimmer led going into the last few metres of his favourite race, but was tiring rapidly and had to settle for second when South Africa’s Chad Le Clos ploughed through to snatch it on the final touch. With the 4 x 200 metre freestyle relay still to come at the time of going to press, Phelps looked set for another medal that would give him the undisputed status of greatest Olympian of all time. Watching at poolside was Larisa Latynina, the Soviet gymnast who has held the record for decades with her haul - including nine golds from the Games at Melbourne (1956), Rome (1960) and Tokyo (1964). Latynina told Reuters earlier this month she had no doubt Phelps would overtake her in London and “I can only wish him well”. Phelps now has 14 gold medals, two silvers and two bronze. In other action on day 4 of

Just misses winning 200m butterfly at third successive Games; Chinese defend Ye the Games, Germany won its first two golds, in equestrian eventing, and France its fourth, in canoe slalom - but host nation Britain was still seeking its first. China, hoping to sweep all eight diving golds, made it three out of three so far and leads the overall medal table ahead of the United States and France. China has vehemently rejected suggestions by an American coach that doping might be behind the astonishing performance of 16-year-old swimmer Ye Shiwen, who won Saturday’s 400 metre individual medley by slashing more than a second from the world record. American John Leonard, executive director of the World Swimming Coaches Association, told Britain’s Guardian newspaper: “Every time we see something ... ‘unbelievable’, history shows us that it turns out later on there was doping involved.” But officials and swimming greats lined up to urge that Ye’s achievement be recognised, in the absence of any

proof of guilt. International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams hinted strongly that Ye had passed her drug test at the Games. “We would only comment if we had any adverse finding. I am not commenting, so you can draw your own conclusions,” he said. “I think we need to get real here. These are the world’s best athletes competing at the highest level. We have a very, very strong drugs testing programme. If there are cheats, we will catch them.” The Chinese team slapped back at Ye’s accuser. “Ye Shiwen has been seen as a genius since she was young, and her performance vindicates that,” Xu Qi, head of the Chinese swimming team, told the news agency Xinhua. Don’t use your own suspicions to knock down others. This shows lack of respect for athletes and for Chinese swimming.” Ye was chasing gold again on Tuesday in the 200 metres medley, where she is world champion.

China briefly dominated women’s swimming in the 1990s but their reign ended as fast as it began after a series of doping scandals. “If it was another country there’d be fewer questions asked,” said French coach Denis Auguin. “There’s a bit of an injustice in that, even if the past shows us that there were some abnormal practices in China.” Ye covered the last 50 metres of freestyle faster than American Ryan Lochte, who won the equivalent men’s event in the second-best time in history. She issued a firm denial on Monday, telling the China News Service: “My results come from hard work and training and I would never use any banned drugs.” Ye is among a handful of Chinese who train in Australia, and has been tested regularly by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). “She’s been through WADA’s programme and she’s clean,” said Colin Moynihan, chairman of the British Olympic Association. “Ye Shiwen deserves recognition for her talent.”

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